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All the caterwauling in the world by Moms Demand Action – and all the bone headed stunts by Open Carry Texas – couldn’t sway the votes to approve pistol open carry in the Lone Star State.

Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists.

The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea.

In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New York and Florida, that currently bars citizens from openly carrying handguns. People who want to carry handguns in public on their person must obtain concealed-weapons permits and keep the weapons hidden.



2 thoughts on “DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: Lone Star State days from approving handgun open carry”
  1. Not much has really changed. A “mother may I” permission slip is still required in the TX nanny state to exercise what is supposed to be a Constitutional right.

    1. This is the same way it is in MANY states. We lost rights over the years and we are not going to get them back overnight. It’s like knocking down a huge building. You can’t just take a single bulldozer over and have it done in one shot. You have to chip away at it a little bit at a time and take away what you can, sometimes it’s not very much and others its a big chunk. This will still be a big step forward and while the whiners like bloomberg and all the other anti’s will claim blood running in the streets things will be the same as always and we will progress on taking back more rights over time.

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