Permitless gun carry in Texas lacks Senate support, lieutenant governor says
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Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Monday said a bill that would let people carry handguns in public without a license does not have the votes to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate, just days after the measure received House approval. Patrick, a Republican who presides over the Senate, has not had an appetite for the bill in previous sessions, although he said Monday that he would meet with representatives of law enforcement groups that oppose no-permit carry and groups such as the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America that support it. “If we have the votes to pass a permitl…

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