In light of the new Texas Open Carry Law that went into effect at the beginning of the year, small business owners who don’t want open or concealed handguns in their stores are confronted with some unattractive options.

Imagine a small business owner of a brick-and-mortar ice cream parlor in any city or town in Texas, with a handsome storefront window and a staff of almost all entirely high school students (perhaps as young as 14). For the most part, customers are parents, children, and athletic, dance, and school clubs and teams that stop by after recitals, practices, and games. In short, young people drive the ice cream market.

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