Where you can: Aldi, Kroger, Spec’s (at least some of them), Brook’s Place (where it gets you a discount), Corkscrew BBQ, El Tiempo, Taste of Texas.
Where you can’t: Costco, Fiesta, HEB, Phonicia, Randall’s, Sprouts, Target, Trader Joe’s, the Galleria, Whataburger, and a slew of restaurants across town that have told Kyle Nielsen and friends that they plan to ban openly carried handguns at their establishments. Nielsen created a publicly accessible Google doc listing the yes, no, and maybe-so responses of various Houston grocery stores and restaurants to the question “Will you post a 30.07 sign banning open carry of handguns in your store, starting January 1?”
Texas House Bill
901 910 went into effect on Friday as the calendar turned over; until then, Texas was one of only a few states that did not allow open carry, including South Carolina, Florida, and California.
- Houston Open Carry Policy in Restaurants & Grocery Stores [Kyle Nielsen]
- Here’s a List of the Houston Restaurants and Grocery Stores Allowing Open Carry [Houstonia]
- Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal? [Wall Street Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: Simon Says Don’t Bring Your Guns to the Galleria; Money, Guns, and Whataburger