Texas Legalizes Open Carry: Then it Gets Weird

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Every liberal group within earshot had the same predictions for Texas when the State decided to approve open carry gun permits.

People would panic, bar fights would be shoot-outs, the sky would fall – etc.

Well, guess what?

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Nada.

Law enforcers statewide had anticipated being overwhelmed by 911 calls from Texans reporting others openly carrying holstered handguns, but the phone lines haven’t been even close to slightly busy.

“We do not have anything interesting to report,” Cpl. Tracey Knight, spokeswoman for the Fort Worth Police Department, said last week. “Two calls so far, no issues. We have no concerns and we have had no problems.”

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That’s two more calls than have been logged by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.

“I said before this became law that I thought it was going to be much ado about nothing but I didn’t know it was going to be this much nothing,” Sheriff Dee Anderson said.

That sentiment has been echoed by other law enforcers across the state — as well as by many open carry supporters — about the new Texas law that went into effect Jan. 1.

“As we predicted, the passage of the open carry law has been a real nonevent,” said C.J. Grisham, president of Open Carry Texas.

The truth is:
While Texas has the reputation of being a gun-toting state, the reality is its gun laws are considered to be some of the strictest in the nation. Based on figures from the Texas Department of Public Safety, only 3.4 percent of the state’s 27 million residents currently have a license to carry a weapon.

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Baron was just a shy kid with a dream, growing up in the 40's with a knack for story-telling. After a brief career in film, Von Kowenhoven went to Europe in search of fringe-scientific discoveries and returned in the 90's to unleash them on the entertainment and political landscape of America.

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