If you want to look at the text of the bill. Follow the link posted above, and then simply click on the text tab, (second from the left) then open the file in your choice of document.
Lavender is our Rep.he is newly elected to office. The bill will essentially make Texas a handgun carry state like Tennessee. You will have your option of carrying concealed or openly.
The requirements will be exactly the same. Same background check, same 10 - 15 hour class, same proficiency, etc. It simply removes the requirement that the gun be concealed.
Will it pass, I don't know.
Will it mean I will open carry, nope.
Will it mean that more 30.06 signs will be posted on businesses that wouldn't have given it a second thought when everyone concealed and they knew nothing about guns in their stores. Absolutely.
As I have stated before, this expansion of rights, might in fact end up limiting your rights in the short and even long run.
For those who say they won't do business with someplace where they post a 30.06 sign, fine, but if you think the business owner is going to jeapordize 97+% of their customer base to accomodate the less than 3% of CHL holders, I think you might be mistaken.
Anyone read through the Cracker Barrel thread. The only reason that person was asked to leave is because they were open carrying.
Do I support the legislation, yes, I will simply remain carrying concealed.