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    Progress being made in Texas

    Progress is being made around Texas in regards to understanding and acceptance of open carry. Here's an example of a very matter-of-fact article published in a local paper about (then) upcoming OCT participation in a county fair parade. Of course the fair went off without a hitch and OCT's participation was no different. This has become par for the course and it's encouraging to see more people become aware of and accepting of open carry and their rights to equip for general defense.

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...ype=1&theater#

    Here's a little footage from the parade if you're interested
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXzS...VSIB-k7lCgjXQA

    Fairs and parades are always fun
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    Your links work just fine

    I have no doubt that Texas will soon join the ranks of open carry states. The antis will scream and whine of the dire consequences....then life will go on with legally OCing people leading the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Your links work just fine

    I have no doubt that Texas will soon join the ranks of open carry states. The antis will scream and whine of the dire consequences....then life will go on with legally OCing people leading the way.
    +1

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    If I may engage in some personal superstition ():

    I'm afraid the squeals and outright lies of the antis will drown out logic and reason (both already in short supply amongst politicians) and Texas will retain their Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms ("PKBA").

    As always, I hope I am completely wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    If I may engage in some personal superstition ():

    I'm afraid the squeals and outright lies of the antis will drown out logic and reason (both already in short supply amongst politicians) and Texas will retain their Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms ("PKBA").

    As always, I hope I am completely wrong.
    It's possible that only licensed OC will pass instead of unlicensed. Of course that is still a step in the right direction, but there is danger of momentum bring lost. OCT and other orgs in Texas are preparing for the long haul though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Your links work just fine

    I have no doubt that Texas will soon join the ranks of open carry states. The antis will scream and whine of the dire consequences....then life will go on with legally OCing people leading the way.
    Can still OC rifles right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Your links work just fine

    I have no doubt that Texas will soon join the ranks of open carry states. The antis will scream and whine of the dire consequences....then life will go on with legally OCing people leading the way.
    I hope so! Some members may remember that I run a print shop here in San Antonio and produced OC brochures a couple years ago that we could all ask to put in our local gun shops and ranges to rally support and awareness (pic attached). Since we're heading up to the next legislative session for 2015, I'm willing to do the same again if I get enough interest. Basically, if enough people are willing to chip in to buy batches, we can run a larger batch and split the cost between us. Since they're at cost, they work out really quite cheap and are on nice glossy paper, etc. Feel free to PM me if interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Can still OC rifles right?
    OC of long guns while legal is not very practical for EDC.

    Too it does not fit the desired goal of normalizing the OC of holstered handguns as we go about our everyday routines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    OC of long guns while legal is not very practical for EDC.

    Too it does not fit the desired goal of normalizing the OC of holstered handguns as we go about our everyday routines.
    Hopefully they will still be able to OC antique handguns, I used to OC cap and ball revolvers at one time. They are just as lethal as modern handguns.
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    Normalization of Handgun Open Carry in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    OC of long guns while legal is not very practical for EDC.

    Too it does not fit the desired goal of normalizing the OC of holstered handguns as we go about our everyday routines.
    Strongly agree. One of my concerns is the impromptu open carrying of long guns in public for the purpose of campaigning for open carry for handguns.

    I would like to hear from open carry states if that's what they did while campaigning, and what effects it had on the voters. I would love it if we could legally open carry handguns in Texas, but I'm concerned that over exploitation right now might sour our attempts, and could possibly cause amendments to state law that would prohibit long gun open carry as well (hope not!).

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    As I already pointed out, you can legally open carry handguns in Texas. They have to be antique firearms though.

    There was no campaigning in NC, we had a court ruling that supported the right to open carry firearms. And that was backed up by a recent court decision that OC is not RAS, so we cannot be hassled simply for OCing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    As I already pointed out, you can legally open carry handguns in Texas. They have to be antique firearms though.

    There was no campaigning in NC, we had a court ruling that supported the right to open carry firearms. And that was backed up by a recent court decision that OC is not RAS, so we cannot be hassled simply for OCing.
    Thanks. My wish is that ALL the states will accept open carry as being 'normal'. This will bring back fond memories of growing up carrying revolvers, gun racks in every truck, etc. I'm old!

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