CNA: Catholic Bishops Oppose Texas Gun Bill that ‘Advances a Culture of Violence’

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The bill, Catholic bishops in Texas said, “fails to reflect a commitment to life or a vision of hope and instead accomplishes nothing more than to make it easier for potentially violent persons to act in anger or delusion.”

AUSTIN, Texas Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing certain adults to carry handguns without permits, which they say “advances a culture of violence.”

House Bill 1927 would allow residents of the Lone Star State to carry handguns without permits if they are at least 21 years old and if they are not “otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm.” Texas law currently requires a license to carry handguns.

The bill has passed the state House and could be voted on by the state Senate next week, according to the Texas Tribune. …

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