May 31, 2015

The Texas House and Senate have adopted the Conference Committee report and passed the open carry bill from both houses. HB 910 will now go on to Governor Greg Abbott to be signed into law.

The bill, which will take effect after being signed by the Governor on January 1, 2016, will allow people with Concealed Handgun Licenses to openly carry a handgun in a belt or shoulder holster. Should the Campus Carry Bill pass on Saturday as expected, licensees will not be able to openly carry a handgun on campus.

Other places where concealed carry is not authorized remains unchanged.

The so-called “Dutton Amendment” which would prohibit police officers from stopping someone openly carrying a handgun solely because they were carrying a handgun has been removed by the Conference Committee. However, some legislators argued earlier this week that court rulings already prohibit such investigatory stops.

  • arizonafreedom

    I love Texas, but the “need” to get a concealed permit to carry a gun, permission from the state, is unconstitutional.

    • Luke

      You’re absolutely right……All gun laws are unconstitutional IMO and the American people shouldn’t let federal, state or city gov’t deny us any gun rights..

  • It will be interesting to see what Starbucks does in Texas. Their CEO said guns weren’t welcome in their stores.

  • ADRoberts

    Only one question for now.
    When can i start carrying?

    • Luke

      According to the constitution, any time you want to…

  • ed28

    O.K. Now the rest of the states need to follow on.

    • arizonafreedom

      Arizona has full constitutional carry, no permission from the government to exorcise our rights. Arizona, for many decades, has had open carry without a permit, and just in the last few years, concealed carry without a permit.


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