State Sen. John Whitmire, D- Houston, voices his objection of Senate Bill 17, Open Carry, during the final vote, Tuesday, March 17, at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House. Open carry has been resisted by law enforcement groups, but sailed through the Senate on a 20-10 vote. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT
State Sen. John Whitmire, D- Houston, voices his objection of Senate Bill 17, Open Carry, during the final vote, Tuesday, March 17, at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House. Open carry has been resisted by law enforcement groups, but sailed through the Senate on a 20-10 vote. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT Rodolfo Gonzalez AP
State Sen. John Whitmire, D- Houston, voices his objection of Senate Bill 17, Open Carry, during the final vote, Tuesday, March 17, at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House. Open carry has been resisted by law enforcement groups, but sailed through the Senate on a 20-10 vote. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT Rodolfo Gonzalez AP

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