Texas 'Open Carry' Law Passes, Allowing Guns in Holsters on the Street

Known for its wild west, cowboy history and some of the nation’s most relaxed gun laws, Texas has allowed concealed handguns for 20 years. But supporters of gun rights wanted to go further, reversing an outright ban on so-called open carry, so they can keep their guns in plain sight. Texas lawmakers fulfilled their wishes friday, approving carrying handguns openly and sending the bill to the Republican governor, Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. The nation's second most populous state is expected to reverse a ban dating to the post-civil war era.
Gun owners would still have to get a license to carry a handgun in a visible holster.