ABC reports the new laws and so whatnot in Texas, and they included this:
Handgun license fees lowered
Concealed firearms owners in Texas will enjoy having the lowest license fees in the U.S. come September. Lawmakers passed an amendment that will change the license fee for new users from $140 to $40. Renewals drop from $70 to $40.
Open-carrying swords and machetes
Blades more than 5.5 inches in length are being permitted for open-carry in public places. The law, though, prohibits swords and machetes in most bars, schools, colleges, sporting events, polling places, race parks, correctional facilities, hospitals, amusement parks and places of worship.
I think they heard the expression bringing a knife to a gun fight and thought it was a literal problem. Also/too: no one in Texas has a 5.5 inch blade, if you know what I mean and I think you do.