If added to the open carry bill, the “Dutton amendment” would ban police officers from stopping someone solely because they’re openly carrying a handgun. This would help prevent racial profiling, and people of color from being harassed by law enforcement.
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The Senate approved open carry of handguns Friday night, with a controversial provision that would prevent police stops solely to ask for a license. Critics say the bill now amounts to unlicensed open carry.
A day after nine people died in a massive shootout in Waco, a Senate committee approved a bill legalizing the open carry of handguns.
The right to bear arms wasn’t one of the five emergency items outlined in Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address in February, […]
Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top elected officials.
Gun rights activists just aren’t what they used to be.
In this week’s WTF Friday: Brian Birdwell, gangster rapper. Did Jesus open carry? A theological meditation. Snakes. Frats. The war of Northern Aggression.
Bills to allow Texans to carry guns on college campuses, and unconcealed handguns in public, passed out of a Senate committee today.
Open carry activist Kory Watkins warned legislators this morning that “treason is punishable by death,” and added that new tactics were coming.
Dan Patrick had his first serious screw-up as Lt. Gov. when he acknowledged that open carry faces long odds in the Legislature—and he didn’t handle it well.