Temple, TX -(Ammoland.com)- Open Carry Texas is proud to announce that Senator Don Huffines (R-SD61) has agreed to sponsor constitutional carry legislation authored by our organization and the National Association for Gun Rights.
Open Carry Texas and The National Association for Gun Rights will hold a joint press conference with Senator Huffines at 11am on January 15, 2015.
The press conference will be held at The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701. Since June 2013, OCT has been the tip of the spear in the fight to return constitutional values to Texas. We believe that when the state requires a license to exercise a fundamental right that it ceases to be a right and becomes a privilege, subject to the approval and discretion of the government.
Constitutional carry legislation, if passed, would legalize unlicensed open and concealed carry for every Texan able to own a firearm. Our bill would not abolish the Texas Concealed Handgun License, preserving reciprocity for those that choose to obtain one. Currently, 44 states allow some form of open carry – Texas isn't one of them. Of those, 31 states –two thirds of them – do not require a license to open carry. Currently, only five states enjoy constitutional carry and the low crime rates that come with it. Our goal is to make Texas number six!
Open Carry Texas is dedicated to the safe and legal carry of firearms. Our mission is to bring more gun rights to Texas and restore our reputation as the pro-gun capitol of the country. As the largest and fastest growing, gun rights non-profit organization in the state, Open Carry Texas will continue to fight to remove barriers that stand in the way of Texans’ right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.
For more information, contact CJ Grisham at [email protected] 254-383-8238.
About Open Carry Texas
Our purpose is to 1) educate all Texans about their right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in a safe manner; 2) to condition Texans to feel safe around law-abiding citizens that choose to carry them; 3) encourage our elected officials to pass less restrictive open carry legislation for all firearms, especially pistols; and (4) foster a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement in the furtherance of these goals with an eye towards preventing negative encounters. For more information, please visit www.opencarrytexas.org.