Texas bill would make it illegal to display a firearm at a public demonstration

Stacey Doud

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Sen. Sarah Eckhardt has proposed Senate Bill 311, which would make it illegal to display a firearm within 500 feet of a public demonstration.

The bill defines a "public demonstration" as a place where one or more people are "demonstrating, picketing, speechmaking, marching, holding a vigil, or engaging in any other similar conduct that involves the communication or expression of views or grievances and that has the effect, intent, or propensity to attract a crowd or onlookers." However, it does not include the casual use of property by visitors or tourists without the intent to attract crowds or onlookers.

If passed, the bill would take effect on Sept. 1, 2021. 

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