FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a gun-rights advocate carries a rifle on his back and a cardboard cutout of a pistol on his waist as a group protests outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers on Friday, May 29, 2015, approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a gun-rights advocate carries a rifle on his back and a cardboard cutout of a pistol on his waist as a group protests outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers on Friday, May 29, 2015, approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Eric Gay AP
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a gun-rights advocate carries a rifle on his back and a cardboard cutout of a pistol on his waist as a group protests outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers on Friday, May 29, 2015, approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Eric Gay AP

Open carry on track to take effect Jan. 1

May 29, 2015 08:26 PM