SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas supermarket chain H-E-B will not allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores even when the new state law legalizing open carry goes into effect in January.READ MORE: Mother's Day Rush Highlights Staffing Shortages At North Texas Restaurants
H-E-B has started to post signs at its entrances prohibiting open carry. A company spokeswoman says H-E-B is maintaining a long-held policy to only permit concealed carry in its stores.READ MORE: Body Of Elderly Man Recovered From Joe Pool Lake
Texas will become the 45th state to legalize wearing handguns openly, though Texans could already carry rifles and long guns.
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