East end residents get crash course in open carry law

Come January 1, 2016 there will only be five states left that don't allow people to openly carry guns.

California Florida Illinois New York and South Carolina.

"After hearing several concerns from citizens in this precinct we felt it was necessary to at least bring them abreast of what the law entails, said Precinct 6 Constable Heliodoro Martinez.

The main thing the precinct 6 constable wants everyone to remember the only thing that really changes is the ability to openly carry.

The law is pretty much the exact same as it is now with a concealed handgun license.

"It's the same protocol they'll still have to go through the same background checks they'll still have to take their training and fill out the proper forms," Martinez said. "So nothing is going to change as it is now with a concealed hand gun license."

"The schools don't change the colleges don't change the law stays the same you may not have a weapon at any of those locations," said HCC Police Chief Greg Cunningham.

While campus carry is legal as of August 1st 2016 it must remain concealed and you must have a handgun license.

Of course businesses have the right to prohibit open carry.

"You have to have the signs but also they can not carry weapons into the workplace if you make sure they know this," said Frances Dyess with the East End Chamber of Commerce. "That also includes their desk but it doesn't include the parking lot."