In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New York and Florida, that currently bars citizens from openly carrying handguns. People who want to carry handguns in public on their person must obtain concealed-weapons permits and keep the weapons hidden.
A fact which caused a certain NZ journalist some embarrassment a few years ago when she claimed to have been intimidated by men wearing guns openly in Texas diners.
“We are seeing historic progress in Texas,” said Terry Holcomb Sr., executive director of Texas Carry, a gun-rights group. He noted that open-carry legislation had never even made it out of a Texas legislative committee before this year.
Great progress for liberty in Texas. I guess its the constant power grabbing of the anti-2nd amendment Obama administration that spurred Texas into actually passing the legislation this year.