Open Carry in Texas

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Will Open Carry be Allowed on K-12 Campuses, Dem. State Senator Asks Texas AG

Texas State Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) asked the state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton to clarify the meaning of the word “premises” in the state’s new open carry law, which goes into effect on January 1. At issue is what constitutes school premises and if open carry will be allowed on K-12 campuses. Whitmire filed for the opinion (RQ-0054-KP) on behalf of lobbyists groups.

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‘Dallas to Baltimore’ Protests: Divergent Views Come Together for Peaceful March

Three groups with seemingly divergent viewpoints came together in Dallas to peacefully express their views about the situation in Baltimore. Peaceful, respectful, but a smaller than expected turn-out was how the #DallasToBaltimore demonstration went in Dallas on Friday night, May 1. The groups gathered to show solidarity with Baltimore, a city torched by the incendiary behavior of its residents in the wake of the tragic death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Open Carry Confrontation in Texas

Gun Rights Group Denounces Armed Militants in North Texas

Open Carry Texas has denounced the activities of a North Texas group that has been reportedly stalking police officers while being openly armed. The group is known by Open Carry Tarrant County and received publicity lately for their activities that allegedly included confronting police officers in the performance of their duty. The group members are openly carrying weapons during these encounters.

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Texas Closer to Open Carry of Handguns

With Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott’s (R) pledge to sign open carry legislation once it reaches his desk, and state lawmakers introducing six open carry bills since the November 4 midterm elections, it appears Texas is getting closer to the open