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Got this in an email from the NRA. Start writing your representatives!

The 2013 session of the Texas Legislature is underway and multiple firearm-related bills have been introduced. Below are some of the highlights so far this session.

House Bill 47 authored by Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) would lower the current hours required for the initial Concealed Handgun License course from 10 hours to "not less than 4 or more than 6, not to include time on the shooting range." Only 6 states out of 39 require more classroom hours than Texas.

House Bill 508 authored by Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City) would add protections to your right to carry and eliminate confusion by imposing a fine for the improper posting of the PC 30.06 sign at locations not listed as off-limits in statute, excluding private property.

House Bill 698 authored by Representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) would alleviate the burden on people applying for a CHL by only requiring applicants to submit digital or electronic fingerprints if a facility with the capability to process those fingerprints exists within a 25-mile radius of the applicant’s residence address. This would eliminate CHLs driving hundreds of miles to the closest L-1 printing franchise.

House Bill 700 by Representative George Lavender (R-Texarkana) would allow a person with a Texas concealed handgun license to have the option of carrying concealed or openly holstered. Expect a committee substitute to create a sign for use by private property owners not wishing to restrict those carrying concealed.

Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 972 authored by Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and Representative Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress), respectively, would allow adult concealed handgun licensees to protect themselves in buildings and facilities located on the campus of a public college or university. This legislation was previously reported here by the NRA-ILA.

Senate Bill 299 authored by Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) would protect against inadvertent or accidental display of a handgun by a Concealed Handgun Licensee.

This list above highlights only a few of the many pro-gun bills filed in Austin so far this session. Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on this and all other firearm-related legislation this session. In the meantime, please contact your state Senator and Representative, and encourage them to support all pro-gun legislation. Contact information for your state legislators can be found here.
http://www.nramedia.org/t/1102727/78696873/21177/0/
 

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I received the same email. I got no problems with any of those bills. Keep up the good work!
 

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I think this great for all Texas gun owners
 

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That's grate. We are having good luck in AL as well.
I thought TX had better laws than AL
texas has one of the worst must issue ccw laws. the only thing that makes texas ccw better than california or new york is that law enforcement cant say no out of hand if someone meets the standards. they have ridiculous training regime fingerprinting huge fees big fines and jail for printing or accidentally exposing a gun hard penalties for violating those ridiculous murder zone signs requirments to declare semi or revolver handgun type required time in residency.

all they gotta do is copy the wisconsin ccw law and cut out "wisconsin" replace with "texas" no need for all these seperate bills. except they do need to pass open carry as its not part of the texas constitution like it is in wisconsin.

good luck getting it passed!!
 

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texas has one of the worst must issue ccw laws.

all they gotta do is copy the wisconsin ccw law and cut out "wisconsin" replace with "texas" no need for all these seperate bills. except they do need to pass open carry as its not part of the texas constitution like it is in wisconsin.
that may be true, but at least it's better than some states that don't have it. small steps.
 
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