OpenCarry.org joins Open Carry Texas to Urge Texas to Legalize the Open Carry of Handguns.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- OpenCarry.org is proud to announce joining Open Carry Texas in urging the Texas legislature to legalize unlicensed open carry of properly holstered handguns.
“After all, 45 states allow open carry of handguns,” states John Pierce, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, adding that “30 states require no license to open carry handguns on foot.” Meanwhile, Tennessee is about to join them, as its Senate just voted to legalize unlicensed open carry this month.
“Open carry ‘is’ the Second Amendment,” says CJ Grisham, founder of Open Carry Texas, “as noted in the Supreme Court’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).” *1 Moreover a recent FBI report essentially concludes that criminals don’t open carry handguns.” *2
*1 See http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/07-290P.ZO (“Likewise, in State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann. 489, 490 (1850), the Louisiana Supreme Court held that citizens had a right to carry arms openly: “This is the right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, and which is calculated to incite men to a manly and noble defence of themselves, if necessary, and of their country, without any tendency to secret advantages and unmanly assassinations.”).
*2 http://www.forcesciencenews.com/home/detail.html?serial=62 (“Because they eschew holsters, offenders reported frequently touching a concealed gun with hands or arms ‘to assure themselves that it is still hidden, secure and accessible’’ and hasn't shifted.”).