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    Open Carry - Texas

    Hello Friends,

    Anybody that can give status on open carry in Texas ?


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    Right now it is basically a non starter. There have been some petitions circulating but Gov. Perry said last year that he didn't think people were ready for that yet.
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    We need to have someone author and then sponsor a Bill. I've written my Representative and requested same. I received one of those boiler plate responses about him supporting open carry, but no response on whether he would author or sponsor a Bill.

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    I approached my state rep with this face to face and he said he didn't know if he would support it. I stated that if was written the right way a person with a carry permit wouldn't have to be so worried about exposing his weapon when he step out of a car or truck to put on a jacket or something to cover the weapon. Printing a little would be such a big thing either. He like the thought. State Rep. is Joe Driver in Garland, Texas. He is supporting the campus carry.
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    TSRA has stated that they won't be pursuing it in this session. I certainly can't see it happening this year.
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    Got a letter

    From Rep. Joe Driver in which he reiterated his roll in supporting the Castel Doctrine, CHL law, and open carry on private property. However he expressed concern about public open carry contributing to confusion to stressful situations. I was supprised to see that the letter was actually signed instead of being printer generated.




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    I agree with Driver, what Texas needs more than open carry is a lifting of the restrictions on concealed carry...

    Cheers! M2

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I agree with Driver, what Texas needs more than open carry is a lifting of the restrictions on concealed carry...

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    Very true! A major reason I carry 2 or 3 guns is because my peace officer status lets me carry so many places my wife cannot. One gun is for her, during an emergency.

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    I must admit as far as gun laws in Texas, we have some of the most liberal ones when travelling and such, but when it comes to CC, it gets quite extensive in the how's, who's and why's of things.
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    I guess you have to take small steps to get people on the same page as us.

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    Good Luck Texans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I agree with Driver, what Texas needs more than open carry is a lifting of the restrictions on concealed carry...

    Cheers! M2
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    That, and CHL on campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I agree with Driver, what Texas needs more than open carry is a lifting of the restrictions on concealed carry...

    Cheers! M2
    What better way to rationalize less restrictions on concealed carry than to pass an open carry law? Then you could argue that if they don't ease the restrictions, more people will choose to open carry. If open carry is passed, which would they prefer, open carry on campuses or concealed?

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