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Surveying the Field

Surveying the Field

When the legislative session began in early January, gun rights were expected to take center stage. “Constitutional carry,” “open carry,” “campus carry,” and other measures dominated much of the conversation and drew some of the strongest testimony in public hearings....
Licensed Open Carry Clears Hurdle

Licensed Open Carry Clears Hurdle

If the Texas Senate gets its way, the familiar term “CHL” might be losing a letter. On Tuesday, Senators passed legislation by Sen. Craig Estes (R–Wichita Falls) which would remove the requirement that concealed handgun license holders conceal their weapon when they...
Stickland Fighting for Constitutional Carry Hearing

Stickland Fighting for Constitutional Carry Hearing

Over a month ago, sophomore State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) officially requested a hearing for his bill, HB 195.  Also known as “Constitutional Carry,” the bill would allow for the unlicensed open carry of handguns in areas of the state where concealed carry...
Senate Aims to Expand Gun Rights

Senate Aims to Expand Gun Rights

Gun rights took center stage on Thursday as the Senate State Affairs Committee conducted hearings on legislation that would expand the rights of Texans. After hearing testimony throughout the entire day, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted on a party line of 7-2...
Texans Rally in Support of Open Carry

Texans Rally in Support of Open Carry

Monday morning, scores of Texans from around the state flocked to the Capitol to speak to lawmakers. With empty holsters and “Come and Take It” flags in tow, members of Open Carry Texas and other gun rights groups rallied in support of  legislation that most would not...