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Texas Concealed Handgun Law: Ten Years Later
Dallas Blog ^ | 1/5/2006 | Hon. Jerry Patterson

Posted on 01/05/2006 12:39:22 PM PST by Pop Fly

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To: Pop Fly; Eaker; humblegunner; TEXASPROUD

OUESTION ?

New Travelers law took effect Sept 1 that says any Texan can carry a concealed handgun in their vehicle while out and about regardless of crossing of county line or staying overnight as old traveling defined etc etc....

Now does the fact that there is a travelers law drop the requirement for me to show my CHL to the LEO on the traffic stops ?

Or did that Sept 1 rule state that the "traveler" has to tell the LEO they have a firearm in the vehicle ?

Anyone know if that was brought up ?


51 posted on 01/05/2006 4:59:44 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

Good question.

Having had a CHL for so long I didn't even think about it.

If stopped I will present my CHL with my TDL as I understand that nothing has changed in this regard.

Plus the offense will probably minor as in 120 in a 70 or some such thing that will only land me a warning.

Seriously, I read the law a few weeks ago and didn't see this mentioned. This law will probably modified to force them to do so.

Once again, very good question!


52 posted on 01/05/2006 5:27:22 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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To: proud American in Canada
I had the pleasure of living in Texas for about six months. I love people in the South--so friendly and polite

I know what you mean.
The Texans are a very welcoming people.



In any case, this article is certainly timely, given the City of Ottawa's voluntary "illegal gun" handover, set to begin next week, I believe.
I was just shaking my head. Tell me what criminal is going to "hand over their guns, no questions asked."
Ottawa is saying, "if it saves even one life, isn't it worth it?"


This idea is completely asinine, and will solve nothing!

It's no more than posturing for provincial funding, and the beginning of Bob Charelli's mayoral campaign. Just another Liberal.

Vince Bevan, our Chief of Police? A joke.

It's not "no questions asked".

The citizen is supposed to call the police department.
They will send a cruiser to your home to pick up your unregistered gun.
They will test the gun.
53 posted on 01/05/2006 5:29:54 PM PST by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Eaker; Shooter 2.5

http://www.tsra.com/HB823_Keel.htm

I'm full of questions as ya well know........;o)

It's the answers I must seek !

Maybe a call to this State Rep Keel will do at the link above ?!?!?!?

Thanks Eaker !


54 posted on 01/05/2006 5:33:35 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

Let me know as this affects the few people I know that aren't licensed.

See ya!!


55 posted on 01/05/2006 5:40:28 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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To: Eaker

WILCO !


56 posted on 01/05/2006 5:44:24 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Beagle8U
I believe that John Lott has done the studies, and has been vilified in the MSM for it.
57 posted on 01/05/2006 6:36:52 PM PST by marktwain
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To: proud American in Canada

I had the privilege of riding my Harley from California to Virginia twice, once in 1982 and again in 1984. I Both times I had a 30 day leave. As I have a strong interest in history, I had to stop at historical points of interest – Tombstone, Arizona among them. Hollywood tells us people were shot in the street every day. Not so. I checked out Abilene, Kansas – another rough, tough shoot ‘em up town according to Hollywood. Nope. Loud drunks after a cattle drive, but shootings were rare. Local libraries keep old newspapers on microfilm, and it was actually a lot of work to find news of “wild west shoot outs”. In no old West town could I find Hollywood.
I also checked out old Army posts. I had visions of the Hollywood version – a wood stockade on the plains, under constant Indian attack. Nope. Logs come from trees – and there were few trees on the Plains. There were also few Indian attacks. The accounts I read showed utter boredom to be the real enemy.


58 posted on 01/06/2006 2:57:02 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: proud American in Canada

There was one other place of interest I want to mention but couldn’t remember the name when I posted – Dodge City. A true Hollywood gunslinging town.
Nope. Really kinda peaceful.


59 posted on 01/06/2006 3:39:03 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: hophead; Ancesthntr
"That is THE major problem with CCW laws. Any time you need to get a "permit" to do something that is a "right" guaranteed by the Constitution, the powers to be who issued the "permit" can withdraw the same. So much for the "Right to keep and Bear Arms"."

I agree, but we gotta start somewhere. 'Must Issue' is much better than 'May Issue' like NJ where only the rich, famous, or politically connected get permits.

60 posted on 01/06/2006 1:22:40 PM PST by jjm2111 (Can't wait for the next Holiday!)
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To: jjm2111
I agree, but we gotta start somewhere. 'Must Issue' is much better than 'May Issue' like NJ where only the rich, famous, or politically connected get permits.

We'll take it back only a slice at a time, the same way as it was taken from us. The dream of a Supreme Court case overturning the '34 NFA, the '68 GCA and the '86 machine gun ban is just that, a dream.

61 posted on 01/06/2006 1:42:04 PM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: Pop Fly
Great report. Keep it handy to send to other states that are trying to ban guns because "they kill innocent people." Too bad the citizens of San Francisco didn't read this report before they voted to ban guns.
62 posted on 01/06/2006 1:55:00 PM PST by NRA2BFree (http://www.angelfire.com/nm2/chainreaction/Kitties/LittleFReepers.html)
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To: Squantos

I don't know the answer to that but it reminded me that the TSRA annual meeting is a couple of miles from me. I hope I didn't miss it.


63 posted on 01/06/2006 3:04:56 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Shooter 2.5; TEXASPROUD

Good deal Shooter....... if ya go ask the question for this TSRA Life Member if ya will please ......:o)

Hope yer well !!

Seems unfair to hold one CHL holder accountable in their vehicle and someone under the travlers law gets a free pass on that requirement. Specifically since I "think" the CHL shows up in the DPS data base available to the trooper anyway when he comes up to my vehicle on a traffic stop......

Seems to be nothing more than an "audit trap" anyway (IMHO).....

Stay safe !


64 posted on 01/06/2006 4:17:55 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: R. Scott

True. Certain parts, especially some saloons could be quit exciting, but in general the streets were very safe. It was true that almost everyone was armed, even the ladies. As a result, common street crime was rare. There just weren't any muggings. Stagecoach & trains were a different matter, but even those were risky for the crooks.


65 posted on 01/10/2006 1:45:25 PM PST by PokerMaster
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To: PokerMaster
There just weren't any muggings. Stagecoach & trains were a different matter, but even those were risky for the crooks.

And from what I could find, even that was rare when compared to convenience stores today.
66 posted on 01/10/2006 2:57:50 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Pop Fly

bookmark


67 posted on 02/27/2007 9:05:21 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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