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Chris (right) and Marty Welch of Cadillac, Michigan, carry decorated Olympic Arms .223 pistols at a rally for supporters of Michigan's Open Carry law April 27, 2014 in Romulus, Michigan. The march was held to attempt to demonstrate to the general public what the typical open carrier is like. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Chris (right) and Marty Welch of Cadillac, Michigan, carry decorated Olympic Arms .223 pistols at a rally for supporters of Michigan's Open Carry law April 27, 2014 in Romulus, Michigan. The march was held to attempt to demonstrate to the general public what the typical open carrier is like. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Forty-four states in the country allow some form of open carry – meaning it’s legal to carry a handgun in plain sight.

One of the six states that does not allow this? The answer might surprise you. Texas. But that will change tomorrow.

Audrey McGlinchy from Here & Now contributor KUT in Austin shares what rights the new law grants Texans and how locals are preparing.

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This segment aired on December 31, 2015.

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