This whole topic of carrying a handgun is all relatively new for me. Over one month ago, the idea of getting a CHL (in Texas, of course) settled in my psyche. Every time I turn around, there is something in the news that makes me think, 'They should've had protection--a handgun.' I started talking about this to some members in my family and coincidentally they have been thinking about getting their CHL, too. My brother already carries, so he's encouraging me to get moving and make a purchase. (That will be another topic, I'm sure)
How far away or remote is the possibility for Open Carry in Texas? Will people still need some kind of license? Should I proceed with the CHL? I believe I can carry in my vehicle, so maybe that is all I need for now. <I know, I know---that's limiting my protection...... baby steps, baby steps. I'm still getting acquainted with what I need to know.>
And yes, I signed the petition.