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by CWOOD
Sun May 26, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Are HB 508 and SB 1907 the Main Sausage Left
Replies: 69
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Re: Are HB 508 and SB 1907 the Main Sausage Left

2firfun50 wrote:It looks like HB508 was just killed in the House. Words can not describe my disgust with everyone associated with Senator Carona's amendment and the Conference Committee.
That being said, I was really proud of some of those who spoke passionately of the responsibility to honor the rights of constituents.
by CWOOD
Sat May 25, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Are HB 508 and SB 1907 the Main Sausage Left
Replies: 69
Views: 11076

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

2firfun50 wrote:The conference committee report is posted here. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLook ... Bill=HB508" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It looks to me like they took the special permission portion of the amendment and moved it to a "defense to prosecution". However, all the good stuff for us "regular" folks is still in there. Yeah, I know it stinks and attaching failed bills to good bills is political trickery, but we need this bill!!!! Smell and all.
As was said, it is better for we lower class folk to have it rather than not, BUT...

Assuming that this passes as the conference committee recommends, the negative politics of it for those "special" people in the legislature are going to be potentially. highly inflammatory.

Imagine what will be written and said when the news media gets word of it and finds out that the legislators have allowed themselves the authority to legally:

46.02 (does not apply)
1. carry while engaged in criminal activity,
2. carry exposed,

46.03 (does not apply)
3. carry at a school,
4. carry at a polling station,
5. carry at a racetrack,
6. carry in the secured area of an airport,

46.035 (defense to prosecution)
7. carry in a bar,
8. carry at various sporting events,
9. carry while intoxicated

This could be interesting (fun) to watch. :lol::

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