Continuing to use failed tactics is not a recipe for success.
Texas law changed on January 1, 2016 such that people with a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) can now carry their handguns openly, so long as they are in a belt or shoulder holster. There are exceptions that apply to public and private colleges and universities, as well as private property when owners give effective notice pursuant to Tex. Penal Code §30.07.
Carrying a handgun in a belt or shoulder holster without concealing it is commonly referred to as “open-carry.” It is now legal because the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and its state affiliate, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), were successful in passing HB910 in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. They were able to do so in spite of counterproductive in-your-face tactics used by so-called “open-carry groups” that repeatedly made the evening TV news as well as countless Internet news and editorial articles.
Open-Carry Passes and Quickly Becomes a Non-Issue
Whether you own a gun or not, if you live in Texas you are keenly aware that people who have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) (formerly Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL)) can carry their handguns openly, subject to a few exceptions.
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Unless one has been living under a rock in Texas, they are aware that, as of January 1, 2016, it is legal to carry a handgun openly if you have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (“LTC”), formerly known as a Texas Concealed Handgun License “CHL.” This change in Texas law, known simply as “open-carry,” is quickly becoming a non-issue just as concealed-carry did after the creation of Tex. Penal Code §30.06 in 1997.