Open Carry Policy

As of January 1, 2016, individuals can carry a handgun openly or concealed subject to statutory restrictions as long as they possess a License to Carry (LTC) a handgun issued by Texas or a similar license issued by a state that Texas has accepted. By law, a handgun carried openly must be carried in a shoulder or belt holster.

All firearms are prohibited on the Hester House premises, Hester House vehicles and Hester House sponsored events. All Hester House employees, volunteers, participants and visitors, except those employees who are required to do so in the performance of their official duties, are prohibited from possessing weapons while on Hester House property.  Employees, volunteers, participants and visitors are not prohibited from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in accordance with state law.

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