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Reminder to Criminals: Just About Everyone in Texas May Own, and in Fact May Be Carrying, a Gun
PJ Tatler ^ | January 2, 2013 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 01/03/2013 10:20:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas has some of the most classically liberal — meaning free of government interference — gun laws anywhere. Take this page of law from TexasGunLaws.org.

The Basics Q: How long is the waiting period to buy a Handgun / Shotgun / Rifle in Texas?

A: There is no waiting period for purchasing a firearm in the state of Texas.

Q: I just moved to Texas, do I have to register my firearms?

A: No, there is no state registration of firearms.

Q: I just inherited / bought a gun from someone in Texas, do I need to transfer the gun to my name?

A: No, there is no state registration of firearms, thus there is no requirement transfer the firearm in your name.

Q: What is required to purchase a firearm in the state of Texas?

A: You will need a valid state-issued ID. Many FFLs will not sell to out-of-state residents. This is due to the FFL’s requirement to uphold your resident state’s gun laws, and the inherient complexity associated with many states.

Q: Can I carry a firearm on my person?

A: Yes, with proper licensing (Concealed Handgun License) you may carry a pistol or revolver on your person so long as it remains concealed. Long guns (rifles / shotguns) do not have to be concealed, but must be carried in a manner not calculated to cause alarm, and do not require a license.

Q: Can I strap a gun on my hip in Texas?

A: No, with some exceptions. Open carry is not legal in Texas, but you may open carry on your own property, in the commission of a sporting activity (competition, shooting ranges, etc.), and while engaged in hunting.

Q: Can I carry a firearm in my vehicle?

A: Yes...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; guncontrol; rtkba; secondamendment; texas

1 posted on 01/03/2013 10:20:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just out of curiosity - has anyone got some numbers on the total number of gun deaths per year in Texas vs the total number of gun deaths per year in Chicago (Obamaland)?


2 posted on 01/03/2013 10:28:23 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the advent of anyone using google earth and looking down upon your property I would make a large roof sign telling those looking what to expect if they are casing my property.

Like small signs pointing straight up..”claymores here”

And another next to mounds..”remains buried here”


3 posted on 01/03/2013 10:29:26 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Believe it or not, but liberal Pennsylvania has the same answers to the questions above, less one. PA is an open carry state. TX does have one law that I wish PA would adopt. Apparently in TX, you do not need a background check to purchase a gun if you have a CHL. In the absence of abolishing background check laws, it would be great to be able to purchase a gun just using a CHL.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 10:29:51 AM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can we (DuPage County), secede from Illinois and become a part of Texas.
5 posted on 01/03/2013 10:30:34 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reminder to Criminals: Just About Everyone in Texas May Own, and in Fact May Be Carrying, a Gun

Reminder to Criminals New Yorkers, Brits, black Democrats, and other liberal morons: Just About Everyone in Texas May Own, and in Fact May Be Carrying, a Gun

6 posted on 01/03/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 01/03/2013 10:34:46 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Reminder to Criminals: Just About Everyone in Texas May Own, and in Fact May Be Carrying, a Gun’

You betcha we are, thugs. Bring it.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 10:40:17 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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9 posted on 01/03/2013 10:42:24 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Da Coyote
Here is a little graph by city. Houston is #3 on this graph. It is interesting the comparisons. New York does stand out compared to the rest.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 10:43:20 AM PST by Theoria
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To: Da Coyote

Interested to see that myself.

I think here in TX it is the KNOWING that many have guns that helps keep the peace. A mugger, thief, home invader, etc. should very well understand their job carries a risk of ventilation vs. incarceration.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Because of this, road rage is very minimized. I have lived here 2 1/2 years and noticed very few drivers flipping off others or laying down on the horn. Due to the amount of traffic on the roadways, drivers get pretty dicey cutting in and out of lanes, and merging on and off of highways, but they do it without any real rage resulting; a lot of give and take here. It is because of the number of gun carrying citizens. I have only had three bumps of the horn in my direction, and only been saluted once.

An armed society is a polite society is indeed a true statement.

12 posted on 01/03/2013 10:59:27 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The classic “How You Know You’re Shopping in Texas”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIMiLF_L8s8


13 posted on 01/03/2013 11:01:37 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My brother in Texas has a license for concealed carry. Too bad that law passed four years after the Luby’s massacre. I would bet, if they’d had concealed carry at that time, the killer would have gotten off only a few shots before a bunch of legally armed Texans would have drilled him.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 11:08:53 AM PST by driftless2
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To: rightly_dividing

You’re obviously not driving on the roads around San Antonio. The 405 around LAX is much calmer.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 11:20:48 AM PST by Biff55 (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets.)
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To: rightly_dividing

It’s not the guns, it’s just that the people are friendlier than those from where I come.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 11:31:56 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Biff55
You’re obviously not driving on the roads around San Antonio. The 405 around LAX is much calmer.

Well, little Mexico City don't count.

17 posted on 01/03/2013 11:38:06 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Biff55
You’re obviously not driving on the roads around San Antonio.

Do you live in San Antonio? I haven't visited in many years but have heard that the illegals have practically ruined the Riverwalk. Sure hope not.

18 posted on 01/03/2013 11:58:27 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texas has some of the most classically liberal — meaning free of government interference — gun laws anywhere. Take this page of law from TexasGunLaws.org.

Texas has no provision whateoever for uncealed carry of handguns. I wouldn't exactly consider that classically liberal. It's a legacy of Jim Crow that I'm going to be helping to put to an end when the legislooters reconvene this year.

19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:25:30 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Biff55

Never found anything any different in San Antonio. Probably milder than Houston, if anything.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:58:31 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: dynoman

Comments after this video are funny.

“Grand Theft Auto TEXAS would be the hardest game ever!”

LOL


21 posted on 01/03/2013 1:12:42 PM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did you hear about the San Antonio theater massacre a week or so ago?......No?....... That's probably because as the perp stormed into the theater with his gun blazing, a woman with a handgun in the theater pulled it out and shot him......end of San Antonio theater massacre.
22 posted on 01/03/2013 7:23:53 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Along the lines of the O.P.

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/01/05/newspaper-publishes-map-of-texas-gun-owners/

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


23 posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:37 PM PST by alfa6
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To: houeto
Do you live in San Antonio? I haven't visited in many years but have heard that the illegals have practically ruined the Riverwalk. Sure hope not.

I was on business in San Antonio last month and the riverwalk (at night) was very nice. Granted, just two nights so may not be representative.

24 posted on 01/05/2013 2:36:47 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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