Texas Legislature Approves Open Carry Law for Handguns

The Republican-dominated Texas legislature approved a measure on Friday that would allow for openly carrying handguns in public in the state, a bill the governor has pledged to sign.
The bill would allow licensed Texans to be out in public with handguns in holsters on their belts or shoulders.
Current Texas law grants residents the right to carry concealed handguns with a permit and for the open carrying of long guns such as rifles and shotguns.