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by txinvestigator
Sat May 12, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

seamusTX wrote:
txinvestigator wrote:Another Urban Legend. Baseball bats are not clubs by just having one in your car.
In Chicago, a club is anything that the officer on the scene wants to be a club. People got arrested for having a hammer without nails or other tools. Or at least it was that way when I lived there.

The circumstances had to be suspicious, though. Six kids riding around in a car with baseball bats at 2 a.m. are probably not on their way home from a game.

A lot of the urban legends that people pick up on the Internet are really the way things are in other places.

- Jim
I'll keep that in mind if I ever lose it and go to Chicago.

I am referring to Texas law.
by txinvestigator
Sat May 12, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

KD5NRH wrote:Wow, so after all this time of only being able to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in the passenger seat, I'll finally be able to toss a real weapon like a baseball bat in there?

I feel so empowered.
Another Urban Legelnd. Baseball bats are not clubs by just having one in your car.
by txinvestigator
Fri May 11, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
hirundo82 wrote:So if I'm reading the bill correctly, this also allows us to carry a club or "illegal knife" in our vehicle.

Is my interpretation correct?
Correct.

Chas.
From the House Committe Report: "C.S.H.B.1815 would make it clear that a person has a right to carry a handgun, club or certain knives on the person’s own premises or premises under his control, or inside of, or en route, to a motor vehicle under the person’s control."

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