Texas is one step closer to open carry!

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by truevil1313, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

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    I have been wanting this to happen for a long time. Not that I would openly just walk around with my gun on my hip all of the time. I have had my concealed carry license for 15 years now, and always had to worry if my handgun was completely concealed. It looks as though things might be getting a little better around here. Here is the link.

    HB2756 Texas Open Carry

    http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB2756
     
  2. lonyaeger

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    Interesting, I wonder when it will come up for a vote.
     

  3. IGETEVEN

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    Oklahoma as well....

    OK - Voters could decide fate of "Open Carry" gun law
    By: Casey Roebuck

    TULSA - Voters could get a chance to decide the future of Oklahoma's "open carry" gun legislation. On Wednesday the House Public Safety Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1796.

    State Rep. Sue Tibbs (R) of Tulsa is the house Author. She says, "It would allow the citizens of Oklahoma to carry a gun, whether it was concealed or unconcealed, if they go through the concealed weapon program through OSBI."

    To read the rest of the story click the link below.

    http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_n...rry%22-gun-law

    HB 1796
     
  4. NGIB

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    Maybe it's just me but I'm truly amazed that two of the states I most associate with the old west and cowboys do not have open carry. Just seems very strange to me given the heritage and history. I certainly hope it passes for y'all as while I don't open carry much I do sloppily conceal carry often and it's nice to have the option.

    Mental picture for you:

    Lon strolling down the street in his bermuda shorts, tank top, sandals with black knee high socks - and twin Deagle 50's strapped on to his combination back brace/gunbelt...
     
  5. lonyaeger

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    No way.....I never wear tank tops.
     
  6. Dzscubie

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    Don't forget the double magazine ankle carriers.. :cool:


    Scubie
     
  7. Vikingdad

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    I wonder if any state would consider a "discrete carry"? I mean, you have it under your jacket but nobody freaks out if it peeks out!

    Oh yeah, that just makes sense.

    We have open carry here in Kalifornia, but you can't have ammunition on your person (or in your vehicle if you are driving). You are required to have the gun fully visible, as in in a hip holster without a coat that could conceal it in any way. Some (in my opinion) morons choose to do this but I don't think it moves us forward towards getting shall-issue CCW (or loaded carry) accepted in this state.
     
  8. Fisherman

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    If you want to help with the lobbying effort to pass this bill and oppose bad gun bills, join LSCDL. The membership is less than the price of a box of shells but your voice added to ours is priceless. Please check out the website and join.
     
  9. 7point62

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    Tell me this is a joke.
     
  10. rjd3282

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    I think you can carry a baseball bat in kalifornia but no baseball or glove. :D
     
  11. Vikingdad

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    I just checked and it appears that you can have ammunition on you. My bad. It is a big controversy here that has been in the news for some time. Here is a news clip from my area on the subject. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYWz7BEEg1k]YouTube - KTVU California Open Carry[/ame]

    Fast forward to 2:40 and it explains the reason why lawmakers took away our right to carry loaded weapons. At 3:15 it explains the local rules for law enforcement in Sunnyvale, but this is not necessarily the same statewide. The one that gets me is that you cannot carry within 1000 feet of a school. That is quite a distance. There was a guy who was arrested while walking his dog in San Jose because he was a block away from a school and open carrying. Mind you, he had to walk all the way around the block before he would have been able to enter the campus, the 1000 feet is technically a linear distance from the edge of the school campus and so you do not have to be able to actually see the school within 1000 feet. I have heard cops say that according to their interpretation a citizen who lives across the street from a school cannot legally carry inside their own home:eek: because they are within 1000 feet of a school.

    There was even a school district here in CA that enacted a district-wide ban on all guns on school property which required anybody with a gun (including law enforcement officers) to turn their weapon in to the school principal while they were on campus:eek:. It was later modified to allow law enforcement officers to carry on campus, but can you believe it?

    I am all for shall issue CCW and I feel that loaded open carry should be legal as well so that people do not get busted if their CC weapon is seen by somebody. To have one without the other just gives the cops that much more power over you.
     
  12. Fisherman

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    Yup. That's about what it amounts to. Crazy! LOL
     
  13. Harleygunner

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    "]Vikingdad;470982]I just checked and it appears that you can have ammunition on you


    Wait, let me see if I got this straight,....:)....you can open carry, but not loaded, and you can't be within 1000 ft of a school,..I mean, you could just be driving by on a street a block away, not knowing the school was there, and get stopped for traffic stop, and be arrested for carrying close to a school.
    Is that about it ? That's the most asinine thing I've ever heard,.......but it is Kalifornia,..:D
     
  14. Vikingdad

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    That is accurate. The laws out here are so confusing that the cops often get confused by them. I am sure it works both ways, where cops bust people for things that are legal and don't bust people when they could. It is about as messed up as it can get but yet our representatives in Sacramento continue to pass more laws restricting our gun rights.
     
  15. Phelenwolf

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    WOW, very interesting video there Vikingdad. You can OC but your weapon has to be unloaded? Do you think the bad guy is walking around with a unloaded gun? I think not.

    I am so glad that I live here in Az where you can carry anyway you want. OC, CCW, CCW with out permit.
    I especially loved the comment about the "automatic" weapon. When are reporters going to learn that most military rifles they see in law abiding hand are going to be semi.

    I said it before and I will say it again. If you get tired of all the bull in your state move to Az.
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    Sorry about California's screwed up gun laws, I hope that some day they will be as free as the rest of our's are. Wish there was some way to really help.

    I hope that Texas get its open carry law soon.
     
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  17. Phelenwolf

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    I will happen as soon as they vote out the people who do not want them to OC or CCW or have any weapons. Only "We the people" can make them change.
     
  18. Vikingdad

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    One of the more maddening things about CA is that CCW permitting is up to the individual Sheriff (if you live in unincorporated County like me) or the police chief of the municipality where you reside. Some of them have a Shall Issue policy (I hear that Sacramento County has recently gone that direction) and some have a virtually "No Issue" policy (like Sheriff Laurie Smith here in Santa Clara County). The clincher is that a permit issued anywhere in the State of CA is good throughout the state.

    One thing that is not clear to me is that in San Francisco they passed a law banning guns in SF city/county, so does that mean that someone with a CCW permit issued elsewhere cannot have a gun?
     
  19. texaswoodworker

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  20. Phelenwolf

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    That is what I thought as well. But more and more cities are tying to push the limit on what they can do and can not do. Look at D.C. and what happened there. Then look at what Chicago did in light of the ruling by the Supreme Court.