Austin Faces Consequences Of Trying To Ban Guns

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Austin, Texas is now paying for its mistakes after city officials violated state law by trying to ban guns from Austin City Hall.

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Five individuals with concealed carry licenses took the city to court in regards to six separate violations that stem all the way back to 2016. 

Judge Lora Livingston of Travis County ruled in favor of the group, charging Austin with a $1,500 fine for each person.

“The district court’s ruling preserves and protects the Second Amendment rights of Texans and sends a strong message to the city of Austin that they are bound by the same laws as all other Texans,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said after supporting the license-holders’ claim. “The city of Austin cannot violate the open carry law or any other law the Texas Legislature has enacted simply because they disagree with it.”

Paxton also added that is the city tries to appeal, he would continue to advocate for, “the right of law-abiding Texans to keep and bear arms in accordance with our handgun laws.”

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