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More than 50 voting machines filled this location in West Harris County. Voter lines still reached up to an hour. Additional registration equipment was added later in day to reduce wait-times. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Texas State Rep Requests Authority for Election Judges To Be Armed

A Texas state representative requested an opinion from the state’s attorney general as to whether an election judge may carry a concealed handgun at the polling place during the voting process. State law prohibits the carrying of a handgun, or other weapons, on the premises of a polling location while voting is in process. Another state law provides conflicting information.

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Texas Democrats Apologize for Falsely Blaming Texas Tech Shooting on Campus Carry

The Texas Democratic Party deleted a tweet and apologized for rushing to judgment in their message linking the murder of the Texas Tech University Police officer to the state’s campus carry law. The law allows the holder of a Texas License to Carry to conceal a weapon on some colleges and universities. The Texas Tech student who allegedly killed the police officer is not old enough to have a handgun or a license.

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Texas Governor Signs Law Reducing Handgun Carry License Fees

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Friday that reduces the financial burden for those who have a license to carry a handgun in the Lone Star State. The legislation applies to those obtaining or renewing licenses.

APD Crime Scene at Shooting

Concealed Carry Holder Stopped ‘Bad Guy’ with Gun, Say Texas Police

Arlington, Texas, Police Department officials (APD) confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the now deceased shooter in Wednesday night’s attack on a sports bar/restaurant was prevented from doing “significant harm causing significant loss of life” by a man with a license to carry a concealed handgun. The gunman entered the restaurant with two “fully loaded handguns” and two knives, according to police.

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - DECEMBER 27: A Utah teacher is shown how to handle a handgun by instructor Clint Simon (R), at a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its …

Texas Closer to Reducing Handgun License Fees

Texas is one step closer to reducing fees charged to citizens wanting a license to carry a handgun. A bill previously passed by the Texas Senate cleared final reading in the House on Wednesday.