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Texas to soon allow open carry. Maybe.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by black_powder_Rob, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Well-Known Member

  2. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Oh I hope this one passes. Not so much because I want to open carry, but because I don't want to worry about it being 100% concealed 100% of the time...
  3. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Well-Known Member

    Also wanted to add God bless Texas.
  4. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    Me too, although I might open carry some of my heavier pistols.
  5. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Well-Known Member

    Works for me.
  6. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm just a pessimist but I don't think it will pass.

    I'd like to see it. I probably wouldn't OC much, but I still want the choice.
  7. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Write your state congresscritters. I want this BADLY. I likely wouldn't OC, but it would make wearing a full-size pistol OWB under a light shirt a lot less worrisome.
  8. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of admiration for the Lone Star State and if my heart wasn't set on Arizona Texas would be my next choice.

    Let's hope things go your way.
    The political noises I'm hearing from that way makes me really hopeful it'll pass if only to thumb their noses at Washington.
  9. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    I've had my hopes dashed before.

    It has been introduced in several Legislative sessions, but never comes up for a vote.
    As long as we are stuck with RINO Joe Strauss as Speaker of the House, it will never happen.
  10. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    I would like to but its better to have it hidden so no one knows you are armed and dangerous.
  11. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Heard that Rick is for it and we need Lt Gov David Dewherst on board .
  12. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Wait, so my state of North Carolina allows open carry while Texas currently does not? Woah, that's hard to wrap my mind around.
  13. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Well-Known Member

    An Open Carry bill (as well as a campus carry bill) are introduced almost every year in the Texas state legislature, but go nowhere. This year may be different; while gun control measures that usually go nowhere in eastern states are suddenly gaining traction post-Sandy Hook, conversely I think pro-gun measures in Texas and other midwestern states are going to gain traction.

    That said, I am not exactly a proponent of open carry, and don't ever plan to even if legal, but we should have the option.
  14. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    We've had open carry since November and I've yet to see my first OC. It's really been a non-event. I hope my Texas friends get it soon.
  15. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Hey, never say "Never", guys. I never thought I would live to see the day "Shall-Issue" concealed-carry permits would be legal in Texas either, but it finally happened. For many years Texas had some of the strictest handgun laws in the country. It was practically forbidden to carry a handgun anywhere except in the field, while hunting. And carrying a loaded handgun in your car, especially concealed, was a serious no-no.

    But times have changed for the better and maybe this time "open-carry" will make it through. I'm like a lot of people, I probably won't carry openly, but I would like for the option to be available.

  16. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Same boat. doubtful I would go open, other than the hunting I do now. However, I got lots of nice leather I would like to let see some daylight once in a while.
  17. Zardaia

    Zardaia Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I find it surprising every time I hear it that TEXAS dosn't allow OC. Guess one more reason why stereotypes r bad huh? Fl tried it awhile back and it got knocked down to protection against prosecution for "brief inadvertant exposure".
  18. umadcuzimstylin

    umadcuzimstylin Well-Known Member

    "Oh I hope this one passes. Not so much because I want to open carry, but because I don't want to worry about it being 100% concealed 100% of the time..."

    exactly this!
  19. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    I just detest CCW. The weapons are all too small, underpowered, and/or limited capacity for concealment. All I can carry comfortably is 380ACP. I have yet to find a pocket 9 I care for.

    Give my OC. Big honkin 45 ACP with 3 each 8-round spare mags. That right there is a decent defense rig with tremendous deterent.
  20. Patrice

    Patrice member

    Hhmmm....I thought there were very good reasons for concealed carry, and I believe that those reasons had nothing to do with convenience. Open carry is certainly more convenient, but it does nothing to supplant the reasons/rationale for concealed carry. Each to their own though.--Patrice

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