May 2005

Downrange: 05/05

One of my favorite Texas legislators, State Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, R-Lampasas, doesn’t think Texans should have to disclose that they are carrying a concealed handgun. So she introduced House Bill 318, which would prevent public disclosure of the names of people who hold concealed handgun licenses.

The bill passed the Texas House of Representatives in March by a 113-30 vote. The bill, similar to one passed by the House in 2003, deletes the requirement that the Texas Department of Public Safety must release the identity of a license holder to the public.

Hupp, whose family was murdered by a gunman in a Luby’s restaurant in Killeen more than a dec...

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