During his 2015 State of the State Address, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made it crystal clear as to what his intentions are with respect to open carry.
“Let me briefly follow up on a word I mentioned a moment ago–liberty. In a single word, it encapsulates what the country stands for, what Texas symbolizes,” said Abbott, according to Breitbart News. “I will expand liberty in Texas by signing a law that makes Texas the 45th state to allow Open Carry.”
Abbott’s unflinching support for open carry is arguably a hot dagger in the eye of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Bloomberg-funded coalition that has been fighting tooth and nail to persuade restaurants and corporations to ban the open carry of firearms on their premises.
With an open carry law on the books, the hope is that the practice becomes more widespread and mainstream in the Lone Star State.