Representative Landgraf Looking to Pass Open Carry Laws

Representative Landgraf Looking to Pass Open Carry Laws

by Justin Kree

NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Having your gun in a holster hanging off your belt or over your shoulder may become the norm on Texas streets if State Representative Brooks Landgraf has his way.

"I heard from fellow West Texans that a constant theme was projecting Second Amendment rights. One of the ways was to help pass an open carry bill in the Texas Legislature," Representative, Brooks Landgraf, said.

Landgraf is the State Representative for District 81, which covers Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler Counties. He says he agreed to co-author the bill because both Republican and Democrats seemed to want it.

"I think there is bipartisan support for open carry in the State of Texas," Landgraf said.

Landgraf's bill excludes some holsters which isn't pleasing to some.

"An ankle holder is something I prefer when I go out for a jog or a walk with my family in the summer time and I'm wearing shorts," President/CEO of Open Carry Texas, CJ Grisham, said.

Once the bill is debated on, it will have a chance to be revised. Landgraf says ankle holders could eventually be included. As of right now, the bill has been filed and Landgraf is ready for it to be passed by April or May of this year.

"Whether it's an easy debate or a difficult one, it's a fight worth fighting," Landgraf said.