Open carry in Texas ‘much ado about nothing,’ despite doomsayers’ predictions

by  |  published on February 9, 2016

Open carry in Texas began not with a bang, but a whimper.

The new, and somewhat controversial law allowing licensed gun owners to carry their firearms openly in public took effect Jan. 1. Predictions that the law would cause panic or even put the public in danger have, so far, proven to be off-target.

“We do not have anything interesting to report,” Cpl. Tracey Knight of the Fort Worth Police Department said to a local newspaper, the Star-Telegram. “Two calls so far, no issues. We have no concerns and we have had no problems.”

Critics believed a public unaccustomed to seeing guns carried openly would call police out of fear. But no such complaints were filed in January in Tarrant County, where Fort Worth is the county seat.

  • Jerry

    This law makes no since at all. A person can carry a gun on their hip, so what, they still have to have a permit to carry, it means nothing, mirrors and smoke!

  • disqus_htVNWSBEmM

    The people who are opposed to guns need to know that without guns it is likely that none of them would be enjoying freedom of being able to complain about anything. And you would probably be speaking German.

    • mike

      As long as we fight to keep our guns we won’t be speaking any muslime language.

  • Luke

    Have you ever seen the liberals right about anything?

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