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Texas Senate passes Open Carry
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http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03...arry-bill/

Quote:Open carry is one step closer to reality for those in the Lone Star State. Late this evening the Senate passed SB17, a bill which would allow people to openly carry a loaded firearm either in a shoulder or belt holster. Opponents of the bill tried to make the legislation into a veritable Christmas tree by trying to hang amendments on it wherever they could, from an amendment delaying its implementation until 2016 to one that would drastically alter the size and shape of the 30.06 / 30.07 “No Guns” signs. However, it looks like only two amendments passed, one of which includes retention training in the required training course for handgun licenses in Texas.


The bill will now be forwarded to the Texas House of Representatives, where it is also expected to pass without much ado. The next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow morning, March 17th at 8 AM in front of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee in room E2.014 at the Texas Capitol. When it passes out of that committee (note: when, not if) it will go before the full House for a vote where the votes are expected to pretty much break down on party lines. Thankfully the House is comprised of 98 Republicans and 52 Democrats, so that shouldn’t be an issue.

If all goes well, we should have open carry by the end of the year here in Texas. Get your barbeque guns ready!
NRA (Life), GOA, FOAC (Life), NAGR, AMGOA

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This is crazy. Where do they think they are? Texas? Angel
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

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And amazingly, republican legislators are introducing legislation to criminalize recording police. Go Texas!

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They've gained nothing, except the need for additional training to practice a right.
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jahwarrior72;163092 Wrote:They've gained nothing, except the need for additional training to practice a right.

They already had to have training as I'm reading it - they just added "retention" to that existing training requirement.

In that case they did gain the option of carrying openly.
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Emptymag;163095 Wrote:
jahwarrior72;163092 Wrote:They've gained nothing, except the need for additional training to practice a right.

They already had to have training as I'm reading it - they just added "retention" to that existing training requirement.

In that case they did gain the option of carrying openly.

Men. The great state of Texas, where it's gonna cost people over a hundred bucks to practice the privilege of carrying a gun.
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God forbid you tell any Texan your state is gun friendlier. Dodgy

Question: How do you know if you're talking to a Texan?
Answer: They'll tell you within 10 seconds of meeting them.
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