Open Carry Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2016

Posted by April Reiling on Dec 29, 2015
Tags: Community, Government, Town News, TCPD, Public Safety

Beginning on January 1, 2016, H.B. 910 will allow a person with a current concealed handgun license, or a person who obtains the new “license to carry a handgun,” to carry a handgun in a concealed manner or openly in a belt or shoulder holster. The rules related to where and when a license holder may openly carry are essentially identical to where and when a concealed handgun license holder can carry under current law. Of course, those rules remain complicated.

Additional information from the Texas State Rifle Association.