News Texas Set To Approve Open Carry Of Handguns

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    Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists
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    FILE: A man in Oklahoma wears an unconcealed side arm. 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. (Reuters)

    Austin – 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.

    “We are seeing historic progress in Texas”
    - Terry Holcomb Sr., executive director of Texas Carry, a gun-rights group

    Texas currently allows citizens to openly carry long guns in public, however. That has spurred gun-rights groups to carry assault rifles into restaurants and stores and along the sidewalks adjoining the Texas Capitol, to highlight what they see as a senseless legal distinction.

    The push by gun enthusiasts, a powerful constituency within the Texas Republican Party, has helped legislation move through the GOP-controlled Legislature this year after several years of stalled efforts.

    Gun-rights groups are also calling for legislation to allow some students and university employees to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. The Texas Senate last month approved a campus-carry measure, as it is known. The Texas House is expected to pass a companion measure, and the idea is also supported in principle by Mr. Abbott.

    It would make Texas one of only eight states with laws permitting concealed guns on college campuses, and the largest state to do so.

    “We are seeing historic progress in Texas,” said Terry Holcomb Sr., executive director of Texas Carry, a gun-rights group. He noted that open-carry legislation had never even made it out of a Texas legislative committee before this year.

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    Pssh... In AZ we have concealed carry for all. Top that!
     
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    We have open carry here in Pennsyvaia. It's pretty common where I live. Today I was at the range with friends. A lot of them opened carried. We went to a restaurant afterwards. Nobody gave us a second glance.
     
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    Is the open carry subject to local restrictions or is the state legislation applied everywhere?
     
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    I wonder what the caveat to prevent blaeks from carrying is going to be.
     
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    You're not allowed to wear a holster with sagging pants?
     
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    Simple, a clean criminal record.
     
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    As far as I know any city can apply their own restrictions. I'd assume it's the same in PA. Where I live in AZ I see it all the time. When I go down to the Phoenix area, I never see it. I don't know why though, because I really don't care what they do in Phoenix ... I fucking hate that place.
     
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    word
     
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    I'm surprised Texas doesn't already have open carry :wtf::wtf:
     
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    We have that in Nevada and I can't remember the last time I saw someone open carry.
     
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    Phoenix does indeed suck. I was much happier living in Flagstaff, but there's no work there. Where are you at?
     
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    That was my first thought too.
     
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    You might not be able to in Vegas itself (which would make good sense)????
     
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    That makes sense. Probably more common in the rural areas.
     
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    Yeah but then you get into the weird "show me your papers" scenarios
     
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    Prescott ... 18 months now (from New England). No work here either, but it IS the best place I've ever lived. So I started my own business. My son is transferring to NAU next Fall, which I'm really glad about. He has two cousins there too. He's in Tempe now at a small computer school in a not-so-good neighborhood. The cops shot a couple of ass holes about 100 yards away from his dorm room a couple of months ago ... unfortunately one of them lived.
     
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    Don't mess with Texas.