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How Will Open Carry Affect Residents, Businesses and Law Enforcement?

Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out. We discuss the nuances of […]

Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out.

We discuss the nuances of open carry and how it’ll impact Houston residents, business owners and law enforcement with Dr. Melissa Hamilton, visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center.

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