NBC News reports:
Ten new pro-gun laws will take effect in Texas in four weeks, less than a month after 22 people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measures after they were passed in a 2019 legislative session that the National Rifle Association, or NRA, called “highly successful” at the time, celebrating that the measures “will further loosen Texas’ permissive gun laws” and would send the “gun control crowd home empty-handed.”
The NRA said its “deepest sympathies are with the families and victims” of the shootings in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people were killed Sunday. The organization said it wouldn’t “participate in the politicizing of these tragedies.” The NRA did heavily influence the political process in Texas, however, lobbying for all 10 of the new bills, some of which will make it easier to store or carry guns in foster homes and on church and public school grounds.
One of the new laws forbids landlords from including “no firearms” clauses in their rental leases.