Texas House Approves Open Carry of Handguns

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AUSTIN – Forget the Texas two-step. The Lone Star State is close to the “last” step in approving a measure that could finally grant Texans with a concealed handgun license the right to openly carry firearms.

The state house gave final approval, and the bill now heads to the senate for debate in committee. If approved, the last step would be for Gov. Greg Abbott to sign it into law, which he most certainly will.

This new bill could undo a 125-year old ban on open carry in Texas. But until the governor signs it into law, Texans away from their homes, will have to keep their firearms holstered and hidden.