No, the new laws will not make it harder to access guns.
Courtesy of Spectrum:
Lawmakers passed several gun-related laws last legislative session, several of those will loosen restrictions on carrying guns in public.
A measure passed clarifies that it’s legal for licensed gun owners to carry in places of worship, unless there’s a sign posted saying otherwise. It comes nearly two years after a gunman killed 26 people at a Sutherland Springs church.
A new law will allow licensed gun owners, including school employees, to store weapons and ammunition in locked vehicles on school campuses as long as it’s out of plain view.
Another school-related law removes the cap on how many school marshals can carry guns on public school campuses.
Another new law says landlords cannot prohibit their legally gun-owning tenets from having a weapon or ammo on the property.
As a response to Hurricane Harvey, a new measure will allow handgun owners to carry their concealed firearms without a license for up to 48 hours when having to evacuate.
Another measures says foster families can now store guns and ammunition together, rather than having to store them separately.
Also worth noting, beginning Sunday, there’s a new law that provides a defense for licensed gun owners who unknowingly carry their weapon into a place where it’s prohibited, but leave promptly when asked.
So to be clear Texas gun owners can bring their guns to church and to the schools they work at even though there have been a number of shootings in both locations.
Because how could not having guns in those locations possibly reduce the risk of gun deaths or accidental shootings?
Now you may be asking yourself how these laws can be implemented in the wake of a mass school shooitng in Sante Fe, and the answer to that comes courtesy of the AP:
“When Texas Republicans look at these massacres, they don’t blame guns, or gun laws. They blame people. They may blame institutions, schools, families, mental health, but not guns,” said Mark Jones, political science professor at Rice University. “If a school massacre and a church massacre didn’t change people’s opinion, the El Paso massacre isn’t going to.”
That’s right Texas never blames the guns or the bullets for all of the bullet holes in their citizens.
This is why the NRA loves them so so very much.