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One of particular interest to the CHL holder. Personally, I believe both of these will pass.

From the NRA-ILA.

This week, the Texas Senate passed two NRA-backed measures: Senate Bill 299 by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), which protects Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees against charges of unlawful carrying of a handgun if they accidentally or inadvertently display their firearm; and Senate Bill 987 by state Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), which allows the Texas Attorney General to seek a temporary or permanent injunction against a city or county that adopts a regulation in violation of the state firearms preemption law. Firearms preemption protects law-abiding gun owners against a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local gun control ordinances across the state. You may recall that the City of Austin and Travis County both recently considered -- and pulled back from -- adopting and imposing restrictions on gun shows which would have likely been outside the scope of their authority to enact, as pointed out by Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). SB 987 would give that office statutory authority to legally intervene in these situations in the future. SB 299 and SB 987 both will now go to the Texas House of Representatives for consideration
 

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I sure hope your state house and senate have more sense than the morons we elect in New Mexico. Keep us posted.
 

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Yeah! Gotta love those Texas Senators! Keep us in the loop, Smoke! :)
 

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I would rather they step up to the plate and repeal that nasty, nefarious 1873 law making open carry of a pistol a crime. That's right folks, Texans cannot strap on their six-guns and ride into the sunset; it is the only SW State that does this. Stupid carpetbaggers!
 

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I would rather they step up to the plate and repeal that nasty, nefarious 1873 law making open carry of a pistol a crime. That's right folks, Texans cannot strap on their six-guns and ride into the sunset; it is the only SW State that does this. Stupid carpetbaggers!

I thought it was a actually an old Jim Crow legacy that we can't.

(I do agree it should not be illegal!)
 

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One of particular interest to the CHL holder. Personally, I believe both of these will pass.

From the NRA-ILA.

This week, the Texas Senate passed two NRA-backed measures:Senate Bill 299by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), which protects Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees against charges of unlawful carrying ofahandgun if they accidentally or inadvertently display their firearm; andSenate Bill 987by state Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), which allows the Texas Attorney General to seek a temporary or permanent injunction against a city or county that adopts a regulation in violation of the state firearms preemption law. Firearms preemption protects law-abiding gun owners against a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local gun control ordinances across the state. You may recall that the City of Austin and Travis County both recently considered -- and pulled back from -- adopting and imposing restrictions on gun shows which would have likely been outside the scope of their authority to enact, as pointed out by Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). SB 987 would give that office statutory authority to legally intervene in these situations in the future. SB 299 and SB 987 both will now go to the Texas House of Representatives for consideration
Would you do me a favor and translate this to a little easier better understanding ? From what I gather is this saying that if you accidently show your CC that you are protected by law from being harassed or prosecuted ??
 

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Ron, that is correct. Say it's under your shirt and you reach up on the top shelf n the grocery store and it is seen, you will be protected by this bill (law hopefully). There are a couple others too one is a House Bill that is similar and another House Bill (700) that is for open carry but they are still in committee.
 

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Currently, you can be prosecuted if you flash, even if it is accidental. If a cop sees you, depending on the officer, you will be challenged and possibly arrested with your weapon confiscated. Some officers will ask to see your permit then warn you sternly about it. It would be nice if that were eliminated. It would be better if we just had open-carry again.
 

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Currently, you can be prosecuted if you flash, even if it is accidental. If a cop sees you, depending on the officer, you will be challenged and possibly arrested with your weapon confiscated. Some officers will ask to see your permit then warn you sternly about it. It would be nice if that were eliminated. It would be better if we just had open-carry again.
I kinda thought that was what I was reading correctly . Thanks for the translating !
 

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I thought it was a actually an old Jim Crow legacy that we can't.

(I do agree it should not be illegal!)
From what I have read in contemporary newspapers, it was enacted because of "rampant violent crime". There was a lot of crime in the rough parts of some of the cities but I suspect the Reconstruction Governor's special police (mainly carpetbaggers and Black policemen) were getting shot up by the locals in the rough areas. If you have a chance, try to find the Texas Supreme Court's decision upholding the law (it was challenged as a violation of the Second Amendment). It doesn't make a lot of sense and is based on everything BUT the US Constitution. Later, the papers challenged the effectiveness of the laws and demanded they be repealed. Finally, when Davis and his Carpetbaggers were gone, it was left in place as part of the Jim Crow Laws. It should be repealed on purely Constitutional grounds alone.
 

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Update on Texas handgun laws

Thought I'd pass this along.

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Texas Senate Passes Two Pro-Gun Measures and Expected to Act on Another Soon


This week, the Texas Senate passed two NRA-backed measures: Senate Bill 299 by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), which protects Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees against charges of unlawful carrying of a handgun if they accidentally or inadvertently display their firearm; and Senate Bill 987 by state Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), which allows the Texas Attorney General to seek a temporary or permanent injunction against a city or county that adopts a regulation in violation of the state firearms preemption law.

Firearms preemption protects law-abiding gun owners against a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local gun control ordinances across the state. You may recall that the City of Austin and Travis County both recently considered -- and pulled back from -- adopting and imposing restrictions on gun shows which would have likely been outside the scope of their authority to enact, as pointed out by Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). SB 987 would give that office statutory authority to legally intervene in these situations in the future. SB 299 and SB 987 both will now go to the Texas House of Representatives for consideration.



Also, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 864 by state Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), another NRA-supported bill which reduces the number of classroom hours required for an initial Concealed Handgun License from 10-15 hours to 4-6 hours. This change would make it far more convenient for CHL applicants to obtain a license to carry and exercise their right to self-defense. SB 864 has been placed on the Senate Local & Uncontested calendar, and final action could be taken on the Senate floor next week.


Note: House Bill 47 by state Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), the House companion bill to SB 864, was reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety this week with a change to set the minimum number of classroom hours for an original CHL at six. This bill has been sent to the House Calendars Committee, which decides if and when measures are placed on the agenda for consideration on the House floor. That chamber has yet to vote on any pro-Second Amendment legislation this session.
 

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There is currently another thread elsewhere in this forum explaining the size, accomplishments, blessings, and benefits to be found within the borders of Texas to those of us who do not live there. I thought it prudent to not make reference within that thread to the existence this thread.

I prefer to live life not constantly looking over my shoulder.
 

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Thanks for the update. It looks like we have to get on the House!
 

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Thought I'd pass this along.

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Texas Senate Passes Two Pro-Gun Measures and Expected to Act on Another Soon


This week, the Texas Senate passed two NRA-backed measures: Senate Bill 299 by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), which protects Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees against charges of unlawful carrying of a handgun if they accidentally or inadvertently display their firearm; and Senate Bill 987 by state Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), which allows the Texas Attorney General to seek a temporary or permanent injunction against a city or county that adopts a regulation in violation of the state firearms preemption law.

Firearms preemption protects law-abiding gun owners against a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local gun control ordinances across the state. You may recall that the City of Austin and Travis County both recently considered -- and pulled back from -- adopting and imposing restrictions on gun shows which would have likely been outside the scope of their authority to enact, as pointed out by Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). SB 987 would give that office statutory authority to legally intervene in these situations in the future. SB 299 and SB 987 both will now go to the Texas House of Representatives for consideration.



Also, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 864 by state Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), another NRA-supported bill which reduces the number of classroom hours required for an initial Concealed Handgun License from 10-15 hours to 4-6 hours. This change would make it far more convenient for CHL applicants to obtain a license to carry and exercise their right to self-defense. SB 864 has been placed on the Senate Local & Uncontested calendar, and final action could be taken on the Senate floor next week.


Note: House Bill 47 by state Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), the House companion bill to SB 864, was reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety this week with a change to set the minimum number of classroom hours for an original CHL at six. This bill has been sent to the House Calendars Committee, which decides if and when measures are placed on the agenda for consideration on the House floor. That chamber has yet to vote on any pro-Second Amendment legislation this session.
Do you have links for this so i can pass this on ??
 

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I would rather they step up to the plate and repeal that nasty, nefarious 1873 law making open carry of a pistol a crime. That's right folks, Texans cannot strap on their six-guns and ride into the sunset; it is the only SW State that does this. Stupid carpetbaggers!
Hmmmm! So THAT's why everyone at the supermarket was staring at me. I gotta be more careful. I thought they were just adminring the big old silver conchos on the holster and my silver bullets. :)
 

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Hmmmm! So THAT's why everyone at the supermarket was staring at me. I gotta be more careful. I thought they were just adminring the big old silver conchos on the holster and my silver bullets. :)
Hey Chuck , I want to see it too !! Take a pict of it strapped to your strong arm side and let's see those Big Silver Conchos SHINE !!
 

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The portion of the law that made it a crime to fail to adequately conceal your firearm has been my complaint since the very beginning of our CC laws. TEXAS heat is murderous, and most of the time a T shirt is my everyday attire. Printing or accidentally exposing is a constant concern. These measures are sure to pass. Thank God for the Republic of TEXAS.
 

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Thank God the Republicans passed the Personal Protection Act with language that a carry permit allowed either concealed or open carry any where carrying a firearm was allowed even though it ticked off the Demoncrats.

Now that the Demoncrats have control of both houses of the legislature and the governors office and most of their bills are trying to gut the carry permit law. So far we have blocked them at every turn, but the war is not won yet!
 

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Thank God the Republicans passed the Personal Protection Act with language that a carry permit allowed either concealed or open carry any where carrying a firearm was allowed even though it ticked off the Demoncrats.

Now that the Demoncrats have control of both houses of the legislature and the governors office and most of their bills are trying to gut the carry permit law. So far we have blocked them at every turn, but the war is not won yet!
Good luck up there!

You need at least a .45 to take care of some of the mosquitos yall have. I pulled over in northern Minnesota once around dusk to get something out of the trunk of the rental car... and I thought the bayou's in SE Texas and Louisiana were bad with bugs! :D :D
 
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