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Gun-rights advocates pushing for open carry law in Texas

May 23, 2010

Texas is considered to have some of the most permissive gun laws in the nation, but gun-rights advocates are making it one of their top political targets because it is one of a handful of states that don’t allow handguns to be carried openly.

“It’s shocking that Texas, with its history of rugged individualism that the state symbolizes, doesn’t allow open carry,” said John Pierce, a co-founder of and spokesman for If the Legislature doesn’t approve an open-carry bill when it convenes in January, “then we’ll see them in 2013,” Pierce said, referring to that session of the Legislature.

Texans have been able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns in most places since 1995. Gun-rights advocates say it’s time to let Texans pack their pistols in full public view as well.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2010 3:21 pm

    let then have guns
    I knew a woman once that fumbled around in her pocket book to find purse or something, and came out with her gun, averting a serious problem.
    seems the gun grabbers only want criminals and criminal police to have guns. My expearence has been the police is about the biggest criminals arround. I had an uncle once in lumberton miss that paid troopers 2 bucks a ti
    Don’t carry gun if your not going to use it, the criminals have the upmost respect for your use of it.

  2. May 23, 2010 3:12 pm

    knew woman once that fumbled arround in her handbag for purse or something and came out with her gun averting a serions problem

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