Open carry law takes effect

by | Jan 6, 2016 | Latest

By Joe Reavis

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It is now legal for people who hold a concealed carry gun license to openly carry a handgun most places in Texas, but there are a handful of restrictions.

The open carry law passed by the 2015 Texas Legislature went into effect on Jan. 1, and a companion law to allow the open carry of handguns on college campuses takes effect Aug. 1 on a limited basis.

Handguns may be carried into government buildings, except in the area of courts and court-related offices, into banks, grocery stores, restaurants, most public parks and while walking down the street.

However, a handgun carried openly must remain in its belt or shoulder holster or the person carrying the gun could be subject to a fine. Also, you can’t carry a gun while drunk, while committing a crime, or while acting recklessly.

For full story see The Wylie News at http://www.etypeservices.com/Wylie%20NewsID245/default.aspx.

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