They pulled the Dutton/Huffines amendment. Ready for vote. Hope they do it tomorrow.
The amendment and the hand wringing over it made me question the competency of the reps and senators. Cops still have to meet the criteria under Terry vs. Ohio to check you regardless if it's there or not.
Here is what the Texas Government Codes says about it:
Sec. 411.205. REQUIREMENT TO DISPLAY LICENSE. If a license holder is carrying a handgun on or about the license holder's person when a magistrate or a peace officer demands that the license holder display identification, the license holder shall display both the license holder's driver's license or identification certificate issued by the department and the license holder's handgun license.
Sec. 411.207. AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICER TO DISARM. (a) A peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of the officer's official duties may disarm a license holder at any time the officer reasonably believes it is necessary for the protection of the license holder, officer, or another individual. The peace officer shall return the handgun to the license holder before discharging the license holder from the scene if the officer determines that the license holder is not a threat to the officer, license holder, or another individual and if the license holder has not violated any provision of this subchapter or committed any other violation that results in the arrest of the license holder.
I'm all for the right for one to carry, I encourage it. I, however, am not a fan of open carry. It will bring out that small section of the population that will use it to draw attention to themselves and use it as a tool to cause conflict between themselves and Law Enforcement.