A bill to allow concealed carry permit holders to also carry openly recently passed out of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety. As the bill now heads to the floor of the House for a vote, it’s important that all representatives once again remember that Texans support the right to keep and bear arms.
Introduced by Rep. George Lavender (R-Texarkana), HB 2756 will allow Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders to carry a handgun openly, something that is permitted in a majority of states in the country but prohibited in Texas.
This common sense legislation will also protect people who carry concealed from running afoul of the law inadvertently, or by simply removing a jacket.
Of course, GOA and our friends at the Lone Star Citizens Defense League support Constitutional Carry, wherein a citizen is not forced to go to the government to get permission before being “allowed” to exercise a constitutional right such as the right to bear arms. By decriminalizing open carry for CHL holders, HB 2756 is an important step in that direction.
Now’s the time to contact your Senator and Representative and ask for their support on HB 2756.