Saturday, April 18, 2015

Open Carry Passes Texas House of Representatives

Open Carry comes one step closer to Texas, with the state's House of Representatives voting 96-35 to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, provided they have a CHL (Concealed Handgun License).

A similar measure passed the Senate last month, and the two bills must be squared before being sent to Governor Abbott to be signed into law. Abbott has said that he supports open carry and stated, in December, 2014, that he would "sign whichever open carry bill withstands the legislative process and makes it to my desk."

Texas is one of only six states that forbid citizens from openly carrying handguns, thanks to repressive legislation that dates back to the post Civil War Reconstruction Government.

In anticipation of open carry finally becoming law in the hopefully near future, joyous Texans are playing Honky Tonk Heroes on a continuous loop.

If you do not like Honky Tonk Heroes, you are in grave error.



LL said...

Where does it go,the good Lord only knows
It seems like it was just the other day
I was down at Green Gables, hawking them tables
And generally blowing all my hard earned pay
Piano rolled blues,danced holes in my shoes
There weren't another other way to be
For loveable losers, no account boozers
And honky tonk heroes like me

LSP said...

Sheer. Genius.

LSP said...

But I have to admit I'm in the mood for Waylon, lately.

Brighid said...

"Storms never last" is my fav Waylon.