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Gov. Perry Signs Bill That Will Correct Texas Right To Carry!

Monday, June 23, 2003

This week, Governor Rick Perry (R) signed into law HB 1704 by Rep. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) and Sen. Kyle Janek (R-Houston). HB 1704 allows new residents of Texas to apply for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) earlier than currently provided by law. It also corrects a technical flaw in the law that forces Texas DPS to confiscate valid Texas licenses held by non-residents if their home state passes a Right To Carry law. The Governor has until June 22 to act on three other NRA-supported measures on his desk -- we`ll keep you posted!

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.