I am a Texas resident, a lover of the constitution, and a proud gun-owner. Texas is supposed to be a very "pro-gun" state, yet Texas is one of only 7 states that forbids open-carrying of a firearm under any circumstances.
I am interested in working through grass-roots political activism and finding out more about the gun laws in Texas, specifically the ban on open-carrying of handguns. I then want to contact state legislators who are pro-second amendment and work with them to get support for a bill allowing for open-carry. Ideally, Texas would be like New Hampshire where everyone can open-carry without a permit.
Does anyone know what the gun law history in Texas is? How would I go about researching the history of fun laws, specifically the statute or statutes that prohibit open-carry? Does anyone know who the pro-second amendment legislators in Texas are, or any websites where I can see who is gun friendly in either the federal or state governments?
Thank you so much for your help.
Boy have you hit the right website. Start reading. I think you'll findmuch here to help.
Here is the petition for Open Carry in Texas:
Get your friends and family to sign it too!
The more it grows the more it helps when it gets back in the limelight! That thread it's listed inshould be a stickybecause the petition needs continualsupport for future efforts.
Ow, Fred! guess the truth hurts me but...
Let's not encourage "stalled" to turn into "dead". K? Giving up is not an option, Tenacious persistenceis needed at this time.Sorry, nothing pesonal, but your postkinda ended witha "why bother" or "too late" feel to it. But of course you are right!
We can use all the sigs we can get -the bigger the base the bigger the momentum when it starts to roll again!