This article first appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, April 20, 2015:
With passage of a bill allowing open carry by the Texas House of Representatives on Friday, 96-35, Texas will shortly join the lengthening list of states allowing its citizens to do so, while reducing to just five those states that don’t.
Governor Greg Abbott said he would sign any bill “that expands Second Amendment rights.”
Representative Larry Phillips declared, “It’s time to go ahead and take this next step. It’s time to join the ranks of states like Massachusetts … and allow our citizens to [enjoy] this right.”
An amendment to that bill allowing “campus carry” almost made it, but