ElGato wrote:I want to make failure to conceal a class C misdemeanor with a fine ( ticket ) and no other penalties, I think this is something that can be done and would be a good move in the right direction.
Little step's have worked for us, just keep moving forward.
I want to add a word to your proposal ....."INTENTIONAL" failure to conceal ... (as opposed to wind blowing up my shirt)
Last session Campus Carry seemed to be a big hassle for very little improvement. There aren't that many CHL holders affected by Campus Carry.
While I'm sure our campus is not typical Campus Carry would affect 15% of our faculty and staff (about to be 20% in a month plus processing).
As and educator and parent I'm in support of Campus Carry.
I really worry that the LACK of campus carry might affect a great number more people one day. (Like what would have occurred if the CHL had not stopped that Houston bus hijacking etc.)
------I'd like to see that felony in the Education code for "threatening to display/displaying etc" reduced or eliminated.I mean there was an incident last year where a guy across the street (not on school property?) had a rifle and was firing at people on school property ... if I'm picking up my niece from school and I'm in the parking lot, I have to run across the parking lot and off school property while he takes potshots, in order to try to stop him shooting at kids in the parking lot/playground?
AFTER getting OFF the school property, I could yell, (to cause him enough alarm to stop shooting at the kids)
"STOP SHOOTING AT THE KIDS OR I'LL DRAW MY GUN".... but it's a felony to say that
on the parking lot?
Texas Education Code Section 37.125 - Exhibition Of Firearms
Sec. 37.125. EXHIBITION OF FIREARMS. (a) A person commits an offense if, in a manner intended to cause alarm
or personal injury to another person or to damage school property, the person intentionally exhibits,
uses, or threatens to exhibit
or use a firearm:
(1) in or on any property, including a parking lot,
parking garage, or other parking area, that is owned by a private or public school; or
(2) on a school bus being used to transport children to or from school-sponsored activities of a private or public school.
(b) An offense under this section is a third degree felony.http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/D ... /ED.37.htmGood thing the bus that was being hijacked that the CHL stopped the hijacking wasn't a SCHOOL bus, else the CHL could be charged with a felony for helping save the kids. .... That would be cause for hesitation in saving the children.