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Cold front that will move thru SE Texas Monday afternoon and evening now located near the Arklatex. The front will move thur the area Monday afternoon and evening with scattered storms possible especially as it approaches I-10 during heating. The seabreeze may help iginate a few storms as well as it merges with the front south of I-10 late Monday. ...
Senate rejects a Republican plan to require most states to recognize permits other states issue that allow people to carry concealed firearms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has rejected a Republican plan that would have required most states to recognize permits other states issue that allow people to carry concealed firearms.
The vote was a win for gun control forces, which have been battling the National Rifle Association and gun-rights forces over the issue for years.
Opponents say the plan would let people from states with loose requirements for the permits bring weapons into states with tougher standards.
Gun rights advocates say people with such permits should be able to carry concealed weapons elsewhere.
Every state but Illinois plus the District of Columbia currently issues concealed carry permits. Under the measure, states that issue the permits would have had to honor those issued by others.