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: Second Group Of Traveling Nurses And Medical Staff Arrive In North Texas
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: Most Of The $800 Billion In PPP Loans Did Not Go To Workers, New Study Finds
Texas will become the 45th state to legalize wearing handguns openly, though Texans could already carry rifles and long guns.
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