This is by design, folks. Mostly because Joe Straus 1) is not a Conservative, but he is 2) a coward. If his hair was on fire, I’d piss all over his leg.
Fortunately, the townspeople didn’t leave their guns at the edge of town either.
An update on HB 700 (to allow Open Carry of handguns in Texas), which I initially blogged about in January when it was filed by Rep. George Lavender. The bill had its first public hearing on March 14, after being assigned to the Homeland Security & Public Safety committee.
Me? I already mostly carry in an OWB holster, covered by long, untucked work shirts. I’d continue to carry mostly OWB, but now could also wear t-shirts, tucked in button downs, or any other shirt I wanted without fear of exposing my handgun.
Call your state representative and ask them to vote YES on HB 2756.
Great news from the Texas 82nd Lege: Texas Rep. George Lavender (R – HD 1), has introduced HB 2756, calling for licensed Open Carry.
I am concerned that of the bills filed so far, not one of them addresses legalizing some form of Open Carry in Texas (Texas is currently one of only six states that does not allow some form of open carry).
From U.S. News And World Report, a short article with two opposing views and a poll. Should Open Carry of Guns Be the Law of the Land? The poll is at the bottom of the article and I find the results at this point rather surprising, pleasantly so. Also, on Monday 19 Apr 2010, the [...]
A number of handgun-related bills were filed by the 81st Texas Legislature, though. Many of them are aimed at expanding the too-narrow rights spelled out in the second amendment.
If your Representative or Senator is not supportive of unlicensed open carry, ask them how they feel about licensed open carry. If they are still opposed, ask them how they feel about not being re-elected over their opposition to simply letting Texans vote on whether or not they should be able to fully exercise one of their Constitutional rights.