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Texas Starts 2016 With New Open Carry Law

The southwestern U.S. state of Texas on Friday celebrated its new law that allows people to openly carry handguns. The law allows licensed Texans for the first time since 1871 to carry a holstered pistol in public. The open carry law passed in the Republican-dominated 2015 legislative session. Supporters of the new law rallied at the Texas State Capitol in Austin Friday with their holstered guns. Texans who have passed a required safety course and have a concealed handgun permit can...

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