TX: Governor Elect Abbot Says He Will Sign Constitutional Carry

By Dean Weingarten

TX Governor Elect Greg Abbott
TX Governor Elect Greg Abbott
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Governor elect Greg Abbot said that he supported open carry when he was running for governor.

Some said that he did not mean it.  Shortly after he was elected, he took the time to re-iterate his support for an open carry reform, saying that he would sign such a reform if it came to him from the legislature.   He said:  If it is good enough for Massachusetts, it is good enough for Texas.

“If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it’s good enough for the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

Now he has solidified and expanded his remarks, making it clear that he will sign *any* open carry reform sent to him.   These remarks strengthen the case for constitutional carry a great deal.   Its opponents can no longer claim that it would not be supported by the Governor elect.   Five states now have constitutional carry, and bills have passed in others, only to be stymied by a hostile governor’s veto, such as in Utah by Governor Herbert in 2013, even though it passed by over a 2-1 margin.

Greg Abbott has said that will not happen in Texas. From ktrh.com:

Another issue facing the incoming Governor is the one involving open carry in Texas. Abbott supports it, and there will be a choice for lawmakers to make between open carry and Constitutional carry.

“There will be robust debate between the two. I will sign whichever bill comes to my desk,” Abbott stated.

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has also said that she would support constitutional carry, in February of this year.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Texas Bill
Texas Bill
6 years ago

i would rather have constitutional carry than open carry.
It is bad tactics to show your hold cards before the flop…
It takes hotheads out of play in certain situations.

Cecil Howard
Cecil Howard
6 years ago

Fellow texans I want to warn you I have been in two sessons in home land security. We have a dumm as speaker of the house mr strass who does not like open carry.last chairman mr sorry ass pickett chairman of hls picked by strass who would not put it to a vote. I also caused you about dan parrick. Why has there not been one senater file a open carry bill? Dan can not be trusted as a lot of you people think.if you dont belive me ask alass tripp with tsra she will till you what im saying… Read more »

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Abbott will make a great Gov.for freedom loving Texans ! Perry was/is a good Gov.but seems to talk more than act ! I thougt it was funny that Wendy Davis said early in her campaign that she would support OC in Texas if elected. I don’t think alot of people believed Wendy,..she lost by a million votes !

TexStan
TexStan
6 years ago

Although I would not open carry all of the time in all of the places I travel in Texas, I welcome the opportunity to do so when I deem it [context, time and place] appropriate and responsible, and not when a governmental unit determines what I am to do. Bravo to Mr. Abbott for demonstrating he is a man of his word.

Geoff
Geoff
6 years ago

Unfortunately, even though Gov. Haley supported open carry, 10 Dumbocrats and 4 RINOs in the Judiciary Committee killed the change in South Carolina Gun Law to allow Constitutional Carry. We have to get rid of them when they are up for re-election in 2016. We are screwed for 2 more years. If it is brought up again next year, they will kill it again.

Lee Cruse
Lee Cruse
6 years ago

Glade that this person is our governor. I expect many good things to happen under his leadership.