Texas lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow people with concealed carry permits to use deadly force in self-defense.
The bill, which has been referred to the state House Rules Committee, would give Texas law enforcement officers the option to use force if they fear for their lives and their lives are in imminent danger.
The bill has bipartisan support.
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The House Rules committee has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday afternoon on the bill.
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Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, was among several Democrats who have introduced a similar bill.
Davis is seeking to expand concealed carry reciprocity with the rest of the country.
She introduced the bill earlier this year and hopes it can become law.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.