I guess TX being gun friendly is a joke.
It's my experience that most people who don't live in Texas have extremely outdated ideas about what it's like down here (or those ideas are based solely on the extremely rural areas). Particularly where gun-friendliness and "redneck" lifestyle is concerned I find most parts of Oklahoma to be much more analagous to peoples' ideas of Texas than the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, or Corpus Christi areas (there are probably more notables, I'm forgetting).
I don't honestly think Texas "feels" much more gun-friendly than most of the outer suburbs of Chicago, though the laws themselves are much friendlier (for now).
I certainly don't feel "welcome" to carry my gun anywhere around here, but since it's concealed, it's a non-issue.