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Texas Open Carry Goes to Conference Committee

While HB 910, the Texas open carry bill, is certainly not dead, it’s future was placed into uncertainty by a bit of maneuvering on what has been called the “Dutton Amendment”, which would prohibit police from stopping someone openly carrying a handgun to ask for their permit. As a general rule, police must have reasonable… Read more »

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Open Carry Close to Reality in Texas

The Texas Senate last night passed a modified version of a House bill that allows for the open carry of handguns in Texas.  A review of House Bill 910 reveals that this is achieved in a relatively simple manner – just remove references to “concealed” handguns in most statutes, provide for training specifically in the… Read more »