Sunday, December 7, 2008

Texas open carry advocates lobby for change in law

From the Lone Star state, where open carry is currently illegal:
A group of gun advocates is lobbying state lawmakers for an open-carry law ahead of the start of the 2009 session of the Texas Legislature.

The advocates, who say the state’s concealed carry law is too restrictive, want lawmakers to allow Texans to carry handguns in plain view.

Supporters of "open-carry laws" have placed ads on billboards in Houston and San Antonio and on taxis in Austin.

The Texas campaign is expected to intensify Tuesday with radio spots in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin that say, "We don't hide our colors, do we?" and encourages Texans to sign an online petition asking lawmakers to make Texas a place where people can openly wear their guns.

Article here. For all its rugged Western image, open carry is illegal in the Lone Star state. Go figure.

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