Licensed Open Carry Finally PASSES in Texas

HB 910 Licensed Open Carry Finally Passes, Just now in the Texas Capitol.

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Houston, Tx –-(  HB 910 by Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) was taken up in the House today to clean up differences between the House and Senate versions.

This happened around 5:00 pm and it passed!

Half an hour later in the Senate, Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) was recognized by Lt. Governor Patrick to take up the conference committee report, same reason, to clean up differences between the Senate and House versions. Sen. Rodney Ellis seemed a bit surprised! You see he had threatened to filibuster the bill and talk it dead.

That did not happen and minutes later, HB 910 by Phillips and Estes, is finally passed and headed for Abbott’s desk!

Thanks, Members. YOU did it. This was the last steps! We’re done!

We started this last spring, approached Rep. Phillips, he agreed. Then the NRA and I requested an interim study in the Senate and Senator Estes handled the interim study and now pushed the issue home.

Thank you Lt. Governor Patrick and thank you Speaker Straus.

And now all is up to Governor Greg Abbott to sign!

More later!

And as always,
Keep the faith.

Alice Tripp
Legislative Director
Texas State Rifle Association
the NRA state affiliate


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Licensed carry still violating Shall not be infringed. Citizens from other states still cant carry then violating their rights. Alaska has it right no permit open or concealed carry. Yes you can visit and carry , If you are approached by law enforcement you have duty to inform that you are carrying arms.


You still need a STATE Permission Slip. People don’t even know what real freedom is anymore and beg for privileges from a corporation posing as government.


Why didn’t the TSRA push for this 10 years ago? Answer that one.

Charles Nichols

“Let’s not mince words, not only is it rare [openly carrying firearms], it’s down right weird and certainly not a practical way to go normally about your business while being prepared to defend yourself.” National Rifle Association position of May 30, 2014 on openly carrying firearms in public for the purpose of self-defense. Nearly one year to the day later, both houses of the Texas legislature have passed a bill which would make it legal to openly carry a modern, loaded handgun in public, albeit with a Texas handgun carry license. The NRA is now claiming victory for something they… Read more »

Charles Nichols

Concealed carry is of no use to me, I don’t carry a purse. Besides, Open Carry is the right guaranteed by the Constitution, concealed carry can be banned. “[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.”” District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008) at 2809 “[T]he right of the people to keep and bear arms (art.… Read more »


Congratulations texans! Individual liberty will not perish without a fight.

Texas Native

Uhhh, Rumcrook…TEXANs is spelled with a Capital ‘T’…maybe just a slight oversight on your part…


About time !