Thread: Open Carry Experiences
01-06-2017, 01:39 PM #1901
- Join Date
- Dec 2016
Just catching up on this one. Honestly, I've only seen one person openly carrying aside from obvious law enforcement (uniform, badge, etc.). He was walking out of Cabela's in Allen.
Guns are guns - not a big deal if you don't make them that way. Didn't English Bob say something about his pistols not being a problem if Little Bill didn't see them, or more specifically, didn't hear them?
01-06-2017, 01:49 PM #1902
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
Had a nice chat last night at Kroger in NW Houston when a young lady asked me if I was a cop because I open carry.
She wanted to know what it takes to become licensed to carry as she's been robbed before and wants the ability to protect herself.
I gave her plenty of information to chew on, my number (as an instructor) and that of another that is more active, to get training and then her LTC.
01-06-2017, 02:25 PM #1903When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier!
01-06-2017, 03:00 PM #1904
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
01-08-2017, 01:15 PM #1905
We never demonstrated but I understand they've since removed the 30.06 sign. Not sure if I helped in that.
If I get time, I'll have to revisit this more aggressively. As it is, I spend 60% of my time at work, 39% at home, and 1% between the shooting range and golfing...so I rarely see a sign actually. But it's the principle that would motivate me.
When I teach my ltc classes, I play a video of a woman testifying before Texas congress to help enact the chl laws. She survived the lubys massacre in 1991. Her parents didn't. 22 people were killed. She, a law abiding citizen, left her gun in her car. Do we really even need to discuss it past that? These stores need to watch that video.
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01-09-2017, 08:42 PM #1906You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas. -Davy Crockett
You can have my guns when you pry them out of my cold dead hands.
When Reagan was in office we had Bob Hope, Johnny Paycheck and Johnny Cash,
With Obama in office we have NO Hope, NO paycheck and NO cash.
01-09-2017, 11:08 PM #1907
Id be curious if the GHRA has a policy that retailers are required to post, some local rep pushing his/her personal agenda or a local store owner looking for an "out" for posting the signs. I see stores around here that arent posted and yet are part of GHRA.
here is an article copied and pasted straight from their Feb 2016 magazine publication:
Austin, Texas – Together we now have
experienced about two months under
the new state law that gives a specific
group of individuals the right to openly
carry guns into Texas convenience
stores. The legislation, HB 910, became
effective this year and changed several
state codes because the ability to open
carry a gun impacts significant rights in a
broad range of locations – such as legal
due process involving retail stores, bars,
and educational institutions – that are
balanced in a free society.
The Texas Department of Public Safety
says that about 4% of our state residents
hold a concealed carry license. Only
those license holders form the group
entitled to openly carry a gun and only a
subset of that group will actually elect to
carry their holstered gun openly.
So, since the beginning of 2016, do
Texas convenience stores have the feel of
a saloon in the Wild West early frontier?
No, not at all. Since the new Texas open
carry law has been in effect, convenience
stores throughout Houston and Southeast
Texas have only experienced business
Government Relations: News Update
as usual. Moreover, the numerous
other states that for years have allowed
open carry of handguns have similarly
experienced no material problems.
Because the law is new to Texas, state
and local law enforcement officers are
participating in training classes and will
continue to work with retail businesses in
a professional manner.
Moving forward, business owners
should revisit the question of whether to
prohibit concealed guns and open carry
guns in the store. If the answer is yes,
that decision must be communicated by
posting two signs at all entrances to the
store: a ban on concealed carry under
30.06 of the Penal Code and a ban on
open carry under 30.07 of the Penal
Code, both in English and Spanish. (The
law also allows for verbal communication,
but using that option presents problems
in consistency of communication,
questionable effectiveness, and awkward
customer service.) These two signs
would be posted in addition to all other
signage required by federal and state law,
including the TABC signs currently posted
at convenience stores. Other options
include allowing (1) open carry guns and
concealed carry guns, or (2) concealed
carry guns while not allowing open carry
guns. Where relevant, the decision
process should also consider lease and
Let’s consider a sample of others
in the retail industry that sell alcoholic
beverages. H-E-B and Randall’s grocery
stores have posted signs informing
consumers that concealed carry guns
are allowed, but open carry guns are
prohibited in the store. Kroger, continuing
its policy of tracking local laws within
the various states, has not banned open
The comments above are for general
information purposes. The Texas
Department of Public Safety publishes a
summary of the laws relating to handgun
licensing at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/
individual legal advice for your and your
business, please consult your attorney.
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01-10-2017, 10:18 AM #1908"We've had civilized killin' here for years". - Sam Hollis "If you care, you WON'T leave your pants in an unattended vehicle . . ."diesel1959 "At TGT after the first page (of a thread) all bets are off. Then by the third page typically two members get into some squabble over some erroneous fact [sic]." - Tx69
01-10-2017, 03:06 PM #1909
01-12-2017, 06:20 PM #1910
- Join Date
- Apr 2016
Just yesterday my wife and I went to the Golden Chicken restaurant in Arlington. I open carried and quite a few saw it but there was not any type of look or comment.DFW Area