Why three years? Why not next year?
Thread: Open Carry tourism
The better half and I spent a 3 day weekend visiting friends in Louisville, KY. I decided to give OC a whirl. Set off from their house en rout to another friend's place and popped in to a Starbucks that was inside a Kroger's. Parked in the parking lot, and it took me a moment to gather myself and step out of the car OCing. Very surreal for me, particularly since a) I'm from another state, and b) I've not seen anyone else OCing while I've been in town.
I got completely ignored by everyone.
The next day, I OC'd in Walmart (buying cheap ammo, of course), and over to Indoor Range - what an amazing place! Covered back up for an amazing dinner @ Seviche.
It's looking like at least 3 years before Texas *might* take up the idea of OC in the legislature, but it was a very entertaining novelty for me to experience it in person while out of town.
Parking lot bill
And that's not all likely to get pushed through in one session. So I think it's likely that OC will come up as a major goal not in 2011, but if the first two aren't chubbed to death (again), then hopefully OC in 2013.
Personally, I'd love to see conceal carry at your place of employment. I can understand employers not wanting their employees to open carry, but employees should be allowed to conceal carry. Atleast so long as they do a good job of concealing the weapon so that the customers are unaware that you are armed.
I have been to Louisville monthly for several days since Feb and OC every time. I fly from TX and never had a problem other than when the airlines lost my luggage w/pistol. I didn't see any other OCers either but didn't feel uncomfortable. I tried to link up with some on Kentucky's Forum but ran out of time.
Next time your there, the thread is still in that states forum. I had a few takers, but time was an issue.