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Lessons Learned: Open Carry Gone Awry

If you are going to practice open carry, as a Second Amendment advocate some preparation is in order. Think about the possibility of someone snatching a pistol. Training on avoiding, preventing, and actively stopping disarms is advisable, as this story, turned near tragedy, illustrates.

Open carry without a permit is now legal in Mississippi.

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Reminder: Texas Open Carry is Here!

On January 1, 2016, Texas Open Carry becomes legal. Watch this important video on the basics of Open Carry from Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington.

Man with a pistol on his hip refilling a drink at a restaurant.

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Abbott Signs Texas Open-Carry Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed landmark open-carry legislation today, making the Lone Star State the 44th to recognize the right of modern handgun open-carry. Click to read more about the new law.

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Texas Open Carry Update: Sizable Limitations Are Still in Place

In this 2-minute video, Texas Law Shield Program Attorney Edwin Walker covers the status of current Open Carry legislation in the State Congress. See why certain provisions may not be understood by gunowners because the law is not a Constitutional Carry versions like in a handful of other states.

Two men carrying firearms openly on thier hip

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Getting Back to Our Roots: Texas Senate Approves Open Carry

America’s founding fathers never intended to have the good citizens of their new country’s rights to carry a firearm regulated. Thirty states allow the open carry of handguns. Texas was not one of them until very recently. Read more on the history of open carry and concealed carry laws in this post.

Man with a pistol on his hip refilling a drink at a restaurant.

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Moms Demand Action Celebrate Another False Win

Last year, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s founder, Shannon Watts lied about Starbucks firearms policy. Though the coffee chain respectfully asked gun owners to not open carry, the company did not revise its gun policy and chooses to follow all local and state laws in regards to carrying a firearm in public. Shannon Watts is at it again, this time claiming Panera Bread is changing its policy. Why do the Moms continue to lie about gun control victories? Even though Moms Demand Action have officially stated that six different companies have caved to their demands, six stores and restaurants have not changed policy and still allow gun owners to legally carry firearms inside.