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by para driver
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
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Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

nobody is going to argue with LEO about their OC....
by para driver
Thu May 26, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
Views: 37530

Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

hirundo82 wrote:It's dead for this session. Hopefully there will be a better thought-out and coordinated effort in the future.
I think this was a little too much too fast, to change this all at once... perhaps the first step is just to decriminalize accidental or temporary display by a CHL?

And someone asked how do you identify the Police vs. someone that just open carrys? I guess that would be the badge the police also have on their belt?
by para driver
Fri May 20, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
Views: 37530

Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

PATHFINDER wrote:" - who is the cracker going to target???
that's a good question, and I can answer it, as I work in one of 'those' neighborhoods frequently..
they target other druggies for the most part... otherwise I'm just the freindly, non-threatening, computer
guy who drives a 15+ year old truck(who has a loaded 38 in his pocket).. IF I open carried in this area, it would SURELY draw much more attention than I want...
by para driver
Thu May 19, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
Views: 37530

Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

jordanmills wrote: My Glock 19 doesn't fit in my pocket. And I guarantee I can load my glock faster than you can load your revolver. Why do you think that what works for you will work for everyone else?
I don't imagine one size fits all.. just saying that there are ways to solve the summer problem and remain concealed..
the 5 shots vs. 85 shots discussion should be held in another thread.
by para driver
Thu May 19, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
Views: 37530

Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

Hey,
Let's get back on topic, shall we????

If CHL is good, why then is Open any better? Before you say it's too hot to carry in the summer,
I do it ALL the time with a little 38 lightweight in my baggy pocket. Just sometimes, I have my hand
ON the weapon if I feel uncomfortable, and nobody knows any the better. I dare say that if someone were
to open carry, and place their hand on the weapon, that would could possible escalate the situation.

And for those who say that 5 rounds isn't enough, Bianci makes little speed strips that are very concealable.
I guess if 15 rounds isn't enough, you could always get one of the 4 magazine carriers that Galco makes for their
shoulder rigs? That would give the Glock 9mm crowd 85 rounds!
by para driver
Sun May 15, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably
Replies: 317
Views: 37530

Re: HB 2756 Open Carry bill reported favorably

I've had my CHL since '96, and carry almost every day. I've had this open/concealed discussion with friends several times, and the overall concensus of our little group is that none of us would open carry. The 'group think' in this situation is that we have benefitted greatly from 'don't ask, don't tell' under the current CHL provisions, and going with open carry reopens old wounds.

What tactical or political advantage is there to open carry? The Southlake/Woodlands/Round Rock soccer-moms will certainly go ga-ga when they walk into a movie theater and see someone openly displaying a pistola, why be so 'in your face'? The current statistics posted by DPS are strongly in favor of CHL, why push it?

If ya'll remember back to '96 when CHL first passed, there were quite a few 'no gun' signs around,
not withstanding if they met the 30.06 requirements. After a few months, and NOT seeing blood flowing down the streets,
they vanished quickly. At this point, I can't easily think of more than 1 or 2 proper 30.06 signs on commercial business' around N Dallas. Yes, there are a few 51% signs, but that's TABC.

Sorry, but you KNOW that open carry will reignite the sign posting efforts, and restir the pot. Are we not better off
to leave well enough alone? Personally, I'm happy to get the workplace and college campus bills passed..

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