Texas recently completed its biennial legislative session for 2019, meaning they will not meet again until 2020. As the session closed, activists across the state watched Gov. Greg Abbott’s media event and came to a shocking realization: Texas has become a “purple state.” Republicans enjoy majorities in both Houses of the legislature, control all statewide offices, and are led by a self-described, “conservative” Republican governor. The Republican Party of Texas routinely draws up a list of top legislative priorities for legislative leaders to pass. Yet, out of 12 top priorities, 10 were not even addressed. For example, one of the state GOP’s top priorities was to enact a “Constitutional Carry” gun law. Unlike many conservative states, Texas requires a permit for legally-owned handguns to be carried outside homes and vehicles. Conservatives wanted to add Texas to the growing list of states that treat the United States Constitution as their permit to carry. The legislature didn’t act. In fact, the bill never even made it out of committee. Please enjoy the rest of this article here at Western Journal.