It’ll never happen until we depose the RINO speaker Straus the Louse.
“...create more confusion...” ???
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...
Geez, enough with the irrational fear of firearms already.
Good for Rep. George Lavender. I’m all for folks seeing big iron on my hip ;)
If,....if, I had a gun, I’d be all for this!!
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.
“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
Idaho has open carry without a permit needed. Concealed carry needs a permit.
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.
I am sooooo tired of buying little guns.....
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.
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!
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.
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.