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Activists push bill to openly carry handguns in Texas
Activists push bill to openly carry handguns in Texas

When a group of activists pushing legislation that would allow them to openly carry firearms refused to leave the office of Democratic Rep. Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez, the lawmaker had one thought: “Guess what? They're armed.” It is legal to carry concealed firearms with a license at the Capitol, which even has a separate security entrance for those who are armed, including some lawmakers. Still, it was an uneasy scene, with the activists confronting Nevárez in front of his staff and family on the day he was to be sworn in. The incident last month encapsulated the ongoing and often heated debate over proposed laws that would expand gun rights in...

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