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Proposed law would allow Texans to carry guns in church

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A proposed law would allow Texans to carry guns in churches and other places of worship.

State senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 535 to secure Texans' right to carry in church.

"We have learned many times over that there is no such thing as a gun free zone. Those with evil intentions will violate the law and carry out their heinous acts no matter what," Campbell said. "It makes no sense to disarm the good guys and leave law-abiding citizens defenseless where violent offenders break the law to do great harm."

SB 535 does not restrict the rights of churches to post signs to prohibit weapons on their premises if they choose, which has been established law for most privately owned property in Texas.

"The existing statute is confusing and clunky when it comes to clearly stating the rights of licensed Texans to carry on the premises of a church," Campbell said. "This bill provides clarity of the Legislature's intent to treat churches in the same manner as other privately owned establishments in Texas."

The proposed law reduces penalties for licensed citizens who unknownilgy carry guns in prohibted areas, while increase the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony for armed people who fail to leave prohibited areas.

This news comes a day after the senate

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