Coffey visits with attorney Vianei Braun about Texas’ revised handgun law’s implications for businesses.

They discuss:

  • The history of Texas’ handgun license-to-carry statutes.
  • The amended law, which no longer requires a license to carry a handgun in the state.
  • Reasons why individuals may still choose to obtain a license.
  • Signage requirements for businesses who wish to control who carries a handgun on their premises.
  • Other practical measures businesses can legally take under the statute.
  • The actual impact of the law in the months since it was enacted.

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Vianei Braun

Vianei Braun

Vianei Lopez Braun is a shareholder at Decker Jones, P.C., where she heads the labor and employment law group for Decker Jones, P.C. and serves as the firm’s Chief Development Officer. She is a frequent author and speaker on employment law issues.

Vianei is also a member of the Board of Directors of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN – NASDAQ). She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.

At the time of her graduation at age 19, Vianei was the youngest ever female graduate of Princeton University. In addition to appearing on various law-related lists, she has been honored as a “Great Woman of Texas” by the Fort Worth Business Press.

Vianei lives in Fort Worth with a pack of rescue Chihuahuas and with her husband Jason, an attorney in the enforcement division of the SEC.


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