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Texas began issuing CCW permits

September 1

Sept 1, 1995

  • 1993 73rd Legislature passed a law that only called for a statewide referendum on CHL
    – Governor, Ann Richards vetoed it
  • 1995 74th┬áLegislature passed SB 60
    – Texas Senator Jerry Patterson sponsored the bill
    – Governor George W. Bush signed the first Texas concealed carry bill (and 1997 revision)
    – fulfilled a campaign promise
  • Texas began issuing CCW permits
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