So, this is a thread about the open carry laws that are popping up all over the place. First does anyone here think this is a good idea, and why? 2nd this is more for anyone with some legal expertise. If you were a mother in a custody battle, that spans from California to Texas, the mother is in Cali, Father in Texas, could you use the open carry law in Texas to your advantage? Basically argue you don't feel your children are safe in Texas because of the open carry laws.