As a Virginian with family in Texas, I must admit I was very surprised to learn that the freedoms I enjoy in VA (Open Carry) are not permitted in the great state of Texas. Iím glad that my Virginia CHP is honored in Texas, and can defend myself, and my family if needed when visiting Texas.. but Iíd rather not have to even have the bad guy try. Let him see my openly carried gunÖ heíll move onto someone easier. All the time that I have open carried, no one has run away from my screaming in fear. I have had a few questions from some folks, and after explaining to them that what Open carry was, they were glad to know that THEY TOO had the same rights as I enjoy.