If Open Carry Passes in Texas, Should Texans Have to Get a License to Carry? [POLL]
The legislative session hasn't even started yet and there is debate over Open Carry. According to the Texas Tribune, while most Open Carry bills would still require Texans to get a license, one Texas lawmaker wants to change that too.
A sixth, from state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, a Republican, would allow Texans to carry a handgun openly without a license.
“There are a lot of people who are sick and tired of paying a fee for their basic rights and liberties,” Stickland said. “It’s rejecting the notion that we need to beg government for permission to do things like protect ourselves.”
Stickland’s proposal has attracted the support of activists who object to the costs of obtaining a concealed handgun license and the restrictions the state places on applicants.
What do you think? If Open Carry passes, should you have to get a license to carry? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.