Dallas, TX - Nine new gun laws went into effect in Texas on Sunday, one day after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland killing seven people and just weeks after 22 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in El Paso.

While the new laws were passed prior to the state’s latest two mass shootings, many of the new laws were a direct response by lawmakers to two previous massing shootings, the Sutherland Springs church shooting in 2017 and the Santa Fe High School shooting in 2018.

Among the new laws is one that allows licensed handgun holders to legally carry in places of worship and another that allows gun owners to store firearms and ammunition in locked places in vehicles in school parking lots.

Here’s a list of the new gun related laws that were passed in the 86th Texas Legislature (source: Texas State Law Library):

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