Texans 18 And Over Can Carry A Gun After Dropped Appeal

  • People ages 18 and up can carry handguns in Texas after the state dropped an appeal of a federal court ruling that a Texas law prohibiting people aged 18–20 from carrying a handgun outside the home was unconstitutional.
  • Texas asked to withdraw the appeal on Dec. 20, according to court records, after initially filing a notice to appeal in September.
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, who asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to withdraw, did not say why the state backed out.