Abbott signs law strengthening Second Amendment Rights

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AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 16, which reduces the fee for a license to carry a handgun in the state of Texas.

The bill was signed on May 24.

This legislation will decrease the financial burden on law-abiding Texans that are seeking to obtain or renew the proper licensing to legally carry a handgun. Additionally, the bill waives the license fee required for peace officers and members of the Texas military forces.

“Texas is known for its strong Second Amendment rights laws, and I’m proud to further strengthen those rights today,” said Abbott. “No law abiding Texan should be priced out of the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”

Senate Bill 16 fee reductions include:

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