GALVESTON, TX – Gun regulations in Galveston that once prevented
gun shops and shooting ranges to be located near schools and places of
worship are no longer in effect.
The Galveston City Council unanimously voted to approve the amended
land-use regulations on Thursday after it received a letter from the
Texas Attorney General’s Office asserting that the city’s restrictions
violated state law.
Gun shops will now be treated the same as any other commercial retail
entity. Shooting ranges will also no longer be required to limit noise
to a certain decibel level.