My State, Texas is quite sensible concerning gun ownership and has the CHL (concealed handgun permit) for lawful citizens of age, with instruction and firing on the range to obtain. We have not as yet gotten open carry but that is being considered in the Legislature hopefully.
Carrying a rifle or shotgun is allowed but exceptions are around schools, sporting events, and places where alcohol is consumed, also not in churches. There is a prohibited list for CHL holders as to the aforementioned. We may open carry when upon our own property and/or with permission of the property owner.
NRA Lifer Since 1968
Former Texas NG