According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, since the pandemic started there has been a rise in catalytic converter thefts nationwide. Most recently, a man was arrested in Lufkin for attempting to steal them from cars in a church parking lot.
On Thursday, state Rep. Matt Schaefer, of Tyler, will be introducing a bill to the full Texas house. That bill would remove any license or permit requirements to carry a gun in most public spaces. One gun store owner Mack Woods is concerned about house bill 1927.