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Texas Signs Law to Allow Permit-Free Gun Carrying; San Jose Tightens Gun Rules After Mass Shooting

HeadlineJun 17, 2021

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill allowing people to carry guns without a permit if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. Abbott signed the bill privately Wednesday and is holding a ceremonial signing this morning at the Alamo in San Antonio. Texas joins 20 other states with similar laws.

Meanwhile, in California, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require gun shops to record firearm purchases. The ordinance follows last month’s mass shooting at a San Jose rail yard, when a gunman with a history of sexual assault killed nine people before turning the gun on himself. 

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