Last week, Senator Estes introduced SB 348. This legislation aims to create open carry laws from our existing concealed handgun license laws. The result will provide the option for CHL holders to carry concealed or openly. The ‘concealed’ will be dropped wherever currently used, so a Concealed Handgun License would become a Handgun License.
Many second amendment advocates believe requiring a license to carry a gun violates second amendment, and would like to do away with licensing. This is commonly known as ‘Constitutional Carry’. (for example Senator Huffines‘ bill SB 342)