Texas: Open carry controversy started with a bang but shooting blanks so far

Fifty days into the open carry era in Texas, things in the Austin metro area have been conspicuously calm.The policy’s critics thought the law allowing gun license holders to openly carry handguns would usher in a modern-day Wild West, but the American-Statesman found only two 911 calls have been made to Austin area police since the law took effect Jan. 1. Neither case resulted in criminal charges or any violence.