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Constitutional Carry hits Texas House floor

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A proposal allowing Texans to openly carry handguns without permits is eligible for a Texas House floor vote. 

A House Committee approved the bill by Rep. James White. Backers of the 2nd Amendment call the issue "Constitutional Carry." 

Mike Muncy, owner of Kodiak Gun Shop has mixed feelings about the bill.

"You know what its got good points and it has bad points," said Muncy.

Muncy likes the idea because he feels it will probably make for a safer society.

"It probably makes the  most honest society out there. If every knows everybody is armed it would be a lot less confrontations," said Muncy.

But Muncy's biggest problem is with the guns shows. Muncy says they could be selling guns without the proper paperwork. 

"When your leasing tables to someone that doesn't gave a license, how do you know if that gun is stolen or not? You don't, and a lot of that has probably happened," Muncy said.

What about CCPD? What do they say?  Lt. John Hooper was quite clear that CCPD does not lobby for or against laws, they just enforce them.

"The criminal justice system is exactly that. It's a system and our role as a police department is to enforce laws and whatever laws come out of the 85th legislative session we will enforce," said Hooper.

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