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Constitutional Carry in Texas

Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior MemberPosts: 1,524 Senior Member
One of the reasons I fled CT for my home state of Texas was gun freedom. No more assault weapons bans, magazine limits.  Another plus was the reasonable “shall issue” concealed carry statute.

Basically, you take a gun safety class and pass a background check and you are good to go.  Although there is a fee, it is very reasonable.

Now, it looks like we are going to get constitutional carry passed within the next couple of weeks.  The House and Senate have passed bills and reconciliation is all that stands between us and constitutional carry.

Pro - my wife doesn’t have to take the course
Con - my wife needs the gun safety course. I’ll get her trained, but not everyone will get the trying they need.

I support the new law, but I wish the gun safety course was mandatory for every Texan.  Maybe make it part of drivers license renewals and definitely part of school curriculums.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,656 Senior Member
    Gun safety should be mandatory in public school.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Constitutional carry is great!  As long as you never plan to carry outside your state.  My NC license is good in 39+ states.
  • GermanShepherdGermanShepherd Posts: 160 Member
    edited May 10 #4
    One of the reasons I fled CT for my home state of Texas was gun freedom. No more assault weapons bans, magazine limits.  Another plus was the reasonable “shall issue” concealed carry statute.

    Basically, you take a gun safety class and pass a background check and you are good to go.  Although there is a fee, it is very reasonable.

    Now, it looks like we are going to get constitutional carry passed within the next couple of weeks.  The House and Senate have passed bills and reconciliation is all that stands between us and constitutional carry.

    Pro - my wife doesn’t have to take the course
    Con - my wife needs the gun safety course. I’ll get her trained, but not everyone will get the trying they need.

    I support the new law, but I wish the gun safety course was mandatory for every Texan.  Maybe make it part of drivers license renewals and definitely part of school curriculums.

    I do favor removing the state requirement that an American has to ask a local cop for permission and pay fees to exercise what is already a right under the Bill or Rights anyway. The Second Amendment makes no provisions regarding training. If you feel it prudent on your own to take up gun training then please do. The gubmint has no business dictating it however. Oklahoma is now permit-less since Nov. 2019 save for a few felony no-gun zones still on the books. The no-gun zones still violate the US Constitution IMHO and it's asininely stupid they are still on the books. CCW requirements by the states make concealed gun carry only a privilege while the 2nd A says it's a  right.

    I say "permit-less" because "constitutional carry" is still a misnomer due to gun restrictions in certain places. Some so-called constitution-carry states may require CCW's in certain places.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member
    edited May 10 #5
    👆🏻
    Broken record, Dude. 
    Third thread you’ve brought it up in, at least. 

    Calmate, wey!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GermanShepherdGermanShepherd Posts: 160 Member
    edited May 10 #6
    Zee said:
    👆🏻
    Broken record, Dude. 
    Third thread you’ve brought it up in, at least. 

    Calmate, wey!

    Just my chiming in just so people might not forget. Am I being followed?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    👆🏻
    Broken record, Dude. 
    Third thread you’ve brought it up in, at least. 

    Calmate, wey!

    Just my chiming in just so people might not forget.
    Ya gotta swap soap boxes sometimes. After awhile, it’ll like a nagging wife. Nobody wants to hear the same gripe over and over again. 
    Make your point. Plead you case. Let it go. 👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Zee said:
    👆🏻
    Broken record, Dude. 
    Third thread you’ve brought it up in, at least. 

    Calmate, wey!

    Just my chiming in just so people might not forget.
    Ya gotta swap soap boxes sometimes. After awhile, it’ll like a nagging wife. Nobody wants to hear the same gripe over and over again. 
    Make your point. Plead you case. Let it go. 👍🏻
    Yes please...
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    👆🏻
    Broken record, Dude. 
    Third thread you’ve brought it up in, at least. 

    Calmate, wey!

    Am I being followed?
    Yes. Yes you are. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,735 Senior Member

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,023 Senior Member
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    It looks like we're a step closer to get constitutional carry in Texas.  The joint house/senate committee has agreed on a compromise and will be sending it to both the house and senate next week for final vote.  Hopefully, it will pass and Governor Abbott will sign it.

    https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article251578523.html
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    We're almost there.  The amended bill has been approved by both the Texas house and senate, and on its way to the Governor's desk.  He stated in April that he would sign off on any such bill.  If he doesn't, I doubt he will be re-relected.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/24/texas-constitutional-carry-permitless-guns-legislature/
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I don't keep up with the news like I used to, but I seem to recollect that the bill stalled out.

    If so, I blame it on Abbott not pushing hard enough. Don't get me wrong - I think Abbott has been much better than anybody who could have been elected at the time, but he is a professional politician and resides in the midst of the most radical leftist place in Texas. His main goal is to keep his job, and I think that he needs to find his balls and start governing more like Desantis and Christy Noam. He is smart enough, but seems to lack the guts to be a Texas governor.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,784 Senior Member
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Yep!  It’s real now.  Good for you Texans!!!
  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 178 Member
    Welcome Texas!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,849 Senior Member
    that makes 4 now?  46 more to go
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,894 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    that makes 4 now?  46 more to go
    More like 21 and 29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_carry

    The country is coloring in nicely.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    My apologies to Governor Abbott. He signed the permitless carry bill (presented by my state senator ) AND a bill declaring that suppressors made in Texas are exempt from the NFS regulation requiring a tax stamp. Yeehaw!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    bisley said:
    My apologies to Governor Abbott. He signed the permitless carry bill (presented by my state senator ) AND a bill declaring that suppressors made in Texas are exempt from the NFS regulation requiring a tax stamp. Yeehaw!
    So if you make a suppressor in Texas that stays in Texas you don’t need a stamp?
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,849 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Diver43 said:
    that makes 4 now?  46 more to go
    More like 21 and 29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_carry

    The country is coloring in nicely.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    bisley said:
    My apologies to Governor Abbott. He signed the permitless carry bill (presented by my state senator ) AND a bill declaring that suppressors made in Texas are exempt from the NFS regulation requiring a tax stamp. Yeehaw!
    So if you make a suppressor in Texas that stays in Texas you don’t need a stamp?
    I don't know the details, but I read an article that stated it the same way I did, more or less. I imagine that the manufacturer has to be approved in whatever way that is already required, knowing Abbott, but it's still an improvement.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,784 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    bisley said:
    My apologies to Governor Abbott. He signed the permitless carry bill (presented by my state senator ) AND a bill declaring that suppressors made in Texas are exempt from the NFS regulation requiring a tax stamp. Yeehaw!
    So if you make a suppressor in Texas that stays in Texas you don’t need a stamp?
    That’s what is it looks like:
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/17/gov-greg-abbott-signs-bill-exempting-texas-made-suppressors-from-federal-regulation/
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Hey bulls can I pitch a tent on your property until I find a house? I have GOT to move back to America before it becomes it's own Republic again and I'm locked out...
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member
    Texas is getting better and better. Now, if we could just sell the heat……..
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Texas is getting better and better. Now, if we could just sell the heat……..
    When the new "climate change" ice age comes in, you'll be remembering those words!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,735 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    bisley said:
    My apologies to Governor Abbott. He signed the permitless carry bill (presented by my state senator ) AND a bill declaring that suppressors made in Texas are exempt from the NFS regulation requiring a tax stamp. Yeehaw!
    So if you make a suppressor in Texas that stays in Texas you don’t need a stamp?
    They have a similar law in Kansas...still doesn't stop the Feds from trying to throw their weight around...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Can you do that with shorts on?  You're going to need to buy big boy pants and socks!!!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,523 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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