I wrote to my state representative and senator asking that they support this bill.....
Representative George Lavender has filed House Bill 2756 in the 82nd Texas Legislature that removes the requirement for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders to keep their handguns concealed at all times.
The bill would repeal sections 46.035 (a) and (h) of the Texas Penal Code; subsection (a) requires that a handgun must remain concealed, and subsection (h) establishes that display of a handgun must be "under circumstances in which the actor would have been justified in the use of deadly force."
HB 2756 also repeals Section 411.171 (3) of the Texas Government Code, which defines "concealed handgun" as "a handgun, the presence of which is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person."
The bill would strike the word "concealed" from all other statutes that currently reference "concealed handgun," thus effectively removing the concealment requirement for CHL holders. The license would still be required, and concealed carry would remain an option along with open carry.
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