I hear ya Euc.
In fact on occasions when I have heard the mention of ''such a good gun state'' - I have thought more than once that overall PA has it way better. My CCW is issued by local county sheriff's office - it takes about 20-30 minutes!!!! I can't imagine just 2 people dealing with a whole state! Also there are only two or three ''no-no's'' re where I cannot carry legally.
This is not to berate the great Lone Star State - just a reflection on the many aspects of carry there which I see as overly restrictive - if not sometimes punitive. Some other states too - strike me as ''giving with one hand and taking away with the other'' - in as much as, they have a shall issue but then when you look underneath you find so many exclusions that it almost makes a joke of the whole thing.
I sure would like to see some of your (to me) crazy restrictions dealt with - same as some in other states. Oh for uniformity and sense.