Thursday, November 28, 2013

TX: Legislator Thinks Open Carry Rights may be Restored

It appears that the open carry tactics are working.  Here is some history on how Texas, of all places, came to ban the open carry of handguns.

For years, supporters of open-carry gun laws have pleaded with lawmakers to allow Texans to bear their arms openly in public. With the front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate proposing open carry laws, many supporters believe the time has finally arrived for legislators to approve such a measure.

 "I think open carry will be the Second Amendment issue this next session, and I do think that we can pass it because the support is just tremendous," said state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, who introduced open-carry legislation that failed earlier this year.

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