There’s a new wrinkle in the story of constitutional carry in the Texas Senate.
Seemingly overnight, the Texas Senate created a new committee called the Senate Special Committee on Constitutional Issues. Then on Friday morning, they referred House Bill 1927, the constitutional carry bill that passed the House last week, to the committee.
The bill would largely remove the requirement for law-abiding citizens to hold a permit.
This comes a day after State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R–Georgetown) filed a new bill on the subject that was almost immediately referred to the Senate Administration Committee, chaired by Schwertner himself. Notably, the bill was filed more than a month after the bill filing deadline of March 12.