Texas Lawmakers Approve Openly Carrying Handguns

The Republican-dominated Texas legislature approved a measure on Friday that would allow for openly carrying handguns in public in the state. The governor has pledged to sign the bill, which would allow licensed Texans to be out in public with handguns in holsters on their belts or shoulders. Currently, Residents can carry concealed handguns with a permit and the openly tote long guns such as rifles and shotguns. Republican Governor Greg Abbott wrote on his Twitter feed. "Open Carry just passed in both the Texas House & Senate. Next destination: My Pen,"