In his post-election speech, Texas Governor Elect Greg Abbott pledged to sign an open carry bill, should one get to his desk. It will. As gunsaveslives.com‘s Don Cannon points out, the only real question is whether the law will allow Constitutional Carry (no permit required) or licensed open carry (permit required). The smart money is on licensed open carry – which is an excellent step in the direction of firearms freedom. Once enacted, I, for one, will wear my gun openly everywhere I go (void where prohibited by law). Result.