To make administration easier, a new subforum for open-carry discussions has been created. I have moved the threads I could find quickly to this new area, but I may have missed some. If so, they will be moved eventually.
Please put all new open-carry threads in this section. A "group" has been set up for people who simply cannot discuss this issue with civility and that "group" will not be able to post in the new open-carry subforum. A few posts have already been deleted, but the authors have not been added to the "Can't Post in Open-Carry" subforum . . . yet. This is the last chance for them to comply with forum rules.
Not only will this make moderating easier for this topic, it provides a way for us to take care of the problem without having to outright ban someone. If someone cannot post in the open-carry subforum, do not post on the topic elsewhere or you will be banned for the duration of the 2013 Texas Legislative Session.
When an open-carry bill is filed in 2013 and the inevitable thread is created to discuss it, it will not be moved to this new subforum, but the forum rules obviously apply.