County waiting on statement regarding open carry

County officials are waiting on the Texas Attorney’s General before taking any steps on restricting the open carry of handguns in county-owned buildings.

On Jan. 1, House Bill 910 went into effect in Texas, allowing people who have completed a training class to openly carry a handgun in a shoulder or belt. 

The new law also allows concealed handgun license holders to openly display their firearms.

County Judge Larry Sprowls said he is waiting on an opinion from the Texas Attorney General before any steps are taken.

‘What’s going to happen is the Attorney General will most likely take that and issue an opinion,’ Sprowls said.

However, a sign has already been placed on the front door of the 286th District courtroom prohibiting open carries.

An attorney representing the Texas Association of Counties has advised counties that no one can bring a concealed handgun into a courtroom or judicial offices.

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