Lawmakers in the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee voted to advance House Bill 1911, which would allow gun owners age 21 or older to carry without a permit.
Rep. James White, R - Hillister, who authored the bill, said his legislation reinforces constitutional rights.
"I believe that they should be able to exercise their full constitutional right to carry their weapons in the appropriate manner," White said.
While the bill would remove the permit requirement, White said there are still some other restrictions.
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