After wading through the Texas CHL Forum, the arguments against open carry seem to boil down to:
1. ZOMG! It might scare people into putting up a no guns allowed sign.
2. No one open carries where it’s legal anyway so why bother.
3. The current bill isn’t good enough, I’ll support open carry when there’s a good bill. (but don’t bother asking me to help write a better bill)
That’s some pretty weak sauce.
The two big TSRA backed bills this session were the Parking Lot bill and Campus Carry. Representative Lavender specifically asked the TSRA for support on HB2756 and was turned down. They can claim they’re not against open carry all day long, but the reality is that no open carry bill will make it through the legislature without the support of the TSRA.
Texas will not have open carry unless and until the TSRA supports it.
Pardon me while I don’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.