While much attention has been given to the importance of voting in November’s election—and rightly so—one app is helping Texas gun owners vote freedom first in another way: with their wallets.
The “30.06 and 30.07 Information Resource”—named after sections of Texas law permitting businesses to ban concealed carry (30.06) and/or open carry (30.07)—was created in 2007 to provide Texans a centralized list of stores, restaurants and government buildings that have posted signs prohibiting armed self-defense. Formerly available only on the Web, the project’s success led to the creation of both iPhone and Android apps, which present the information in a mobile-friendly format and alert users when they are near an anti-gun location so they can take their business elsewhere.
Pro-gun advocates have submitted thousands of entries and comments about locations all over Texas, helping users more easily plan their day while sending a powerful message to companies that spurn the Second Amendment and endanger their patrons. Here’s hoping this idea catches on in other states very soon.