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by Richard_B
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule
Replies: 270
Views: 58920

Re: Post Office Law Suit to Repeal Carry Rule

It is not just the parking and going in the post office that is the problem. It is being on the post office property at all with your handgun, CHL or not. You are not supposed to go through the drive through. Park across the street and walk in or don't carry at all is the present state of things. If...
by Richard_B
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10549

Re: Wait 'til next year

Your raise an excellent point. Plainly, it would be information many would wish to consider when selecting a candidate to support for any of those positions. I suppose that a broader brush would be required in any bill seeking to change the authorization from a discretionary one to one where the off...
by Richard_B
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10549

Re: Wait 'til next year

Someone ought to compile a list of Sheriffs who don't sign for consideration next time they run for re-election.
by Richard_B
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Another special session?
Replies: 123
Views: 15282

Re: Another special session?

What about SB21 that was introduced into this special session? http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=832&Bill=SB21" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; These items were stricken: [(4)AAon the premises of a hospital licensed under Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code,...
by Richard_B
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Another special session?
Replies: 123
Views: 15282

Re: Another special session?

1. Doesn't make sense. 2. The work - his crusade against abortion? Actual legislation on how to run the place isn't that. He goes and makes speeches about abortion and the opposition. Where was the speech about gun rights the other day? 3. He refused to use his powers in the previous legislative se...
by Richard_B
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Special Session -- 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Special Session -- 2013

I am sure that Gov Perry is in favor of open carry and all the other issues we see as critical to our cause. Don't forget that he only has a limited amount of political capital, and just like us he has to pick his fights carefully. Politics is all about trading, and while he shares our beliefs, he ...
by Richard_B
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Special Session -- 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Special Session -- 2013

A fair weather friend. That sums it up nicely. No, it really doesn't. All these comments seem to be coming from frustration about a few of the bigger/more controversial bills and ignoring all the bills that have passed. The Governor has a machine to work within. If he could simply add and pass them...
by Richard_B
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Special Session -- 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Special Session -- 2013

I do believe Perry has been, and is, supportive of the right to carry but I would like to know why he did not put campus carry in the Special Session. Considering how long we have been fighting for it, I would think he would have thrown a life preserver out for it in the form it had finally taken t...
by Richard_B
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: looks like NRA got it right
Replies: 25
Views: 4890

Re: looks like NRA got it right

I have always hated the word decriminalize. So many people use decriminalize to mean make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony. My preferred wording is that this bill legalizes as it makes it more clear. And that is what this bill will do. It will be legal to own and carry a switchblade knife when ...
by Richard_B
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Special Session -- 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Special Session -- 2013

This was the last chance for Perry and Dewhurst in my book. It is time to really get behind Greg Abbott for Governor and Jerry Patterson for Lt. Governor in 2014. You may be surprised to learn that Speaker Straus (R-San Antonio) is "A" rated by NRA-ILA. Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso), Chairman of the...
by Richard_B
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Check out HB38 filed today
Replies: 25
Views: 4983

Re: Check out HB38 filed today

I suspect that what brought up the various amendments was increased security at courthouses where everyone was required to go through a metal detector and/or search. It is common knowledge than a number of judges used to carry something under their robes or in a holster out of sight under the bench....
by Richard_B
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Special Session -- 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Special Session -- 2013

I find it interesting that various legislators are even allowed to file bills that are not on the call. I don't know that the practice is permissible or an authorized expenditure of state funds in doing so. The legislature is supposed to be working on what the Governor transmitted when he called the...
by Richard_B
Tue May 28, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 22397

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

I wonder what NRA have or will do to encourage the Governor to act on his statements.
by Richard_B
Tue May 28, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Are HB 508 and SB 1907 the Main Sausage Left
Replies: 69
Views: 10235

Re: Are HB 508 and SB 1907 the Main Sausage Left

I have checked the House website for the status of HBs 3218, 508, 972 and, of course, 700 which died in committee. It appears that all the rest have failed to achieve final action as well. Does anyone have information that indicates this not to be the case?

Thanks
by Richard_B
Mon May 27, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Dewhurst talks up special session, including gun bill(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

Re: Dewhurst talks up special session, including gun bill(s)

So does this weekend's budget deal lessen the chance of a special session? Not based on some of the articles I've read. They still need to tackle district mapping among other things. The question in my mind is whether the Lt. Gov. and some Senators will ask the Gov. to include some of the bills tha...

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