Texas to Allow Open Carry of Firearms

For once, Texas is catching up to Wisconsin in protecting liberty.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.

But they still have a little way to go.

Gun owners would still have to get a license to carry a handgun in a visible holster.