A Study On Open Carry Bills

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Open carry in Texas Texas is about to pass an open carry bills, which will loosen the restriction on carrying handguns that started on the reconstruction. Many gun owners will be able to expose their guns without being questions by law enforcement. Texas has the reputation of one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation. The state does not require its residents to have permit or registration to purchase or own shotguns or rifles, but it requires its residents to have permits to buy handguns. Despite the fact of being a gun-friendly state, Texas does not allow handgun owners to display their guns to others in any manners, which means that their guns need to be concealed when they carry them to public places. The open carry law, if passed, will lift that restriction. Gun owners will be able to display their shotguns to the public in a non-threatening manner. The law will most likely be passed this year legislative session since Texas governor, Greg Abbott, already said that he will sign any bills that help expanding the Second Amendment including the open carry law(Root, 2015). This paper will examine open carry law’s advantages and disadvantages and provide possible solutions for problems that the current gun laws cannot solve. Before analyzing the new gun laws, it is important to have a general knowledge of the history of the gun laws in the state of Texas. The history of gun laws in Texas started with the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Texas in
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