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Open carry for Texas is a step toward constitutional carry.
1 posted on 12/01/2012 8:17:18 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Gotta get rid of Dewhurst, first, or have someone put him in a political headlock.

/johnny

2 posted on 12/01/2012 8:19:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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It’ll never happen until we depose the RINO speaker Straus the Louse.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 8:21:24 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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“...create more confusion...” ???

What???

Is this Wade guy some sort of idiot??? Stoopid??? Or...Is he just skeered of those of us who do know what real situation is in this country...

Typical poster boy of the Hoplophobic community...

I’ve always been a supporter of Texas growing up, and eliminating the restrictions against carrying in this manner in this state...We’ve had the CHL system in place now for over 15 years...Most Texans have become accustomed to the idea of carrying a firearm for lawful, self-defensive purposes...


5 posted on 12/01/2012 8:36:09 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: marktwain

Geez, enough with the irrational fear of firearms already.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 8:53:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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Good for Rep. George Lavender. I’m all for folks seeing big iron on my hip ;)


13 posted on 12/01/2012 9:10:03 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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If,....if, I had a gun, I’d be all for this!!


18 posted on 12/01/2012 9:44:53 PM PST by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
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Texas should go the way of Vermont.

As it is, ya can carry a long gun in the open. There is some debate on 'how' the carry is so that 'alarm' is not raised. A simple sling should work and over the shoulder.

19 posted on 12/01/2012 9:47:06 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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“Wait a minute. Wait a minute. No one’s saying you can’t carry a gun. All we’re saying is that you just can’t carry a gun in town. Is that so bad?” —Tombstone


23 posted on 12/01/2012 11:08:32 PM PST by onedoug
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To: marktwain

Idaho has open carry without a permit needed. Concealed carry needs a permit.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 11:46:39 PM PST by Smorgasbord
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Sorry Mark, but it’s already DOA and everyone from the speaker to the lt. gov, and the gov have admitted as much. Got three minutes of news time though.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 1:04:10 AM PST by Melas (u)
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I am sooooo tired of buying little guns.....


26 posted on 12/02/2012 3:21:13 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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Open carry for Texas is a step toward constitutional carry.

Okay...I STILL don't get why everyone thinks open carry doesn't exist in Texas. The Texas Constitution already says 'open carry' is legal in section 23 of the Bill of Rights.

The declaratory clause:
Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State;

The restrictive clause;
but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

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The thing about the Law is that it cannot negate itself, so the restrictive clause only means the legislature can regulate HOW arms can be worn......not if they CAN BE worn.

To assume the restrictive clause can cancel the declaratory clause makes every written Constitution pointless!

27 posted on 12/02/2012 3:34:28 AM PST by MamaTexan (It is impossible to follow the Original Intent of the Constitution and NOT acknowledge secession)
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With liberals common sense simply does not exist.

For example: If a thug was intent on robbing a store by violent means would he:

1. Walk in the store, look around for any signs of armed personnel and if none were seen, violently rob the store?

2. Walk in the store, look around for any signs of armed personnel and if one was seen, leave the store and find another one that fit rule #1?

The only way the thug could be sure of his decision would be by seeing a customer wearing a holder and a gun. Under concealed carry there would be no way for the thug to know and consequently, the robbery would go on.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 6:44:57 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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I supported George Lavender based on his promise to deliver an open carry bill. George even e-mailed me on Thanksgiving day about it. And, he delivered on his promise.

This morning, I talked FTF with TX Sen Kevin Eltife's local aide and asked him to convey to Eltife that we, his constituents, want him to sponsor Lavender's bill in the Senate.

I prefer to carry concealed for tactical and social reasons -- but I don't accept being considered a criminal should I choose to reveal my weapon.

It's that simple.

33 posted on 12/02/2012 10:04:07 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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