The US state of Texas has taken its gun laws to the Supreme Court, where a new decision by a panel of three conservative justices could put the country’s gun control measures in jeopardy.
Texas’ current gun law requires that anyone who carries a handgun in public is required to register their firearm with the state, and requires any firearm found in the state to be destroyed or destroyed by the end of 2023.
In a decision that could make the laws in question illegal, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Texas’ gun laws, which the court ruled in July were unconstitutional.
However, a separate ruling from the US Supreme Court last week, in a case about the US constitutionality under a law passed in 1996, could allow the state’s laws to remain in effect.
The Texas law, known as the ‘Guns in Schools Act’, requires students to be armed in school buildings, and prohibits teachers from being present at class or in any public place.
In addition, the law states that the state should be able to revoke or suspend licenses issued to licensed gun owners.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, has vowed to fight the ruling.
“We’re appealing the court’s decision and are confident we will prevail,” he said in a statement.
“Today’s decision should not have any bearing on Texas’ guns laws.
In the latest court ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a George W Bush appointee, said that the court should not take up the case because the court had not yet heard arguments.”
We’ll continue to fight for gun safety throughout our legislative session, which begins in September.”
In the latest court ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a George W Bush appointee, said that the court should not take up the case because the court had not yet heard arguments.
The five-judges court had previously heard arguments from the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, and Texas in an attempt to overturn the legislation.
The decision will be appealed by the attorneys for the state of Utah and Colorado.
Texas has been hit with a string of mass shootings since the enactment of the landmark law in 1996.
In January, a gunman opened fire on a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding seven others.
In April, a man opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others.
On Wednesday, a mass shooting in Oregon left nine dead and seven wounded, and the next day, a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut killed 20 people and wounded 20 others.