Abbott signs bill to allow no-permit carrying of guns
AUSTIN — Texans can soon begin carrying handguns in public without a license or training, after Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation allowing permitless carry Thursday, calling it the “biggest and best” gun law of the session.
The law takes effect Sept. 1. People 21 and older who can legally possess a handgun will no longer need a state-issued license to carry one outside their homes or vehicles.
By signing the divisive measure opposed by police groups, the Republican governor d...