Don’t mess with Texas! Texas joins the states that allow for open carry of handguns.
No matter where you stand on the “open carry” debate, open carry does allow for more freedoms, rather than less, for gun owners everywhere. But even more important is the new Texas Gun Law that allows for students to carry for self defense. While university boards of regents have the final say on their own campus, the state no longer recognizes college campuses as gun free zones unless designated by administration of said campus.
This is a huge step for responsible students who have gone through the training and process to become licensed gun owners, and have the skill, means and desire to carry for self defense.
Even though Texas is known as the ‘wild west’, these new defense freedoms have proven to bring more order backing up responsible gun owners. Well done, Texas!