Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Open and Campus Carry into Law

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Open and Campus Carry into Law

Abbott Signs Open Carry into Law

Both open and campus carry bills are now *law* in the state of Texas. Saturday afternoon Governor Abbott signed the bills and his decision to do so is getting support and backlash from both sides of the spectrum.

Andrew Clements believes open carry is not a question of a "need" to carry a gun, but a *right*.

“Both my grandfathers carried an M1 Garand, that's what our forefathers died for,” said Andrew Clements, open carry supporter.

He stands outside of Red's Indoor Range, where Governor Greg Abbott signed open carry into law.

It's a law he feels is due to Texans.

“Tyrants believe in disarming citizens. In Texas we don't stand for that,” said Clements.

“There's nothing more important in democracy than the voice of the people stepping up and saying that we expect the constitution of the United States of America to be our guiding doctrine,” said Abbott.

He also signed the campus carry bill into law. Not everyone agrees with the governor.

“These are not toys, these are tools these are weapons these are dangerous things,” said Jonathan Panzer, Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense.

Panzer says it's ok to have a gun, but stricter laws need to be in place to control who has one.

“We're saddened by that fact. We feel like introducing more firearms into a situation creates a culture and an atmosphere of intimidation,” said Panzer.

Some, including the NRA have argued that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

“What they're saying is that somebody in an active shooter situation who has four hours worth of training, who has very little experience with a firearm, can hit their intended target,” said Panzer.