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by Charles L. Cotton
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

C-dub wrote:I don't remember how much news or media coverage there was in 1995 when CHL was passed because I wasn't paying attention to it then.
The media coverage was massive and all negative. It was the "blood in the streets," "genocide," "dead wives and kids" garbage. This is in large part why the small general "no guns" decals were popping up all over Texas like crabgrass and why Tex. Penal Code §30.06 was created in 1997.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

Jason K wrote:Excellent article!

One observation....
Yes, there will be some officers who are jerks and they are going to hassle anyone carrying a handgun openly, just as some open-carry supporters love to make videos of them harassing officers doing their jobs. Thankfully, the numbers in both groups are very small.
Maybe there needs to be some kind of statutory relief proposed for citizens who OC and are victim to that kind of harassment?....
That would be very hard to draft and it would kill the bill. Notice I used the term "hassle" intentionally to mean impolite conduct, not unlawful conduct. Kory Watkins would consider a police officer looking in his general direction to be a violation of his constitutional rights, so how much "hassle" would be actionable? If a citizens civil rights are truly violated, there's already a remedy in the form of a §1983 lawsuit, but it will take a lot more than just asking to see one's CHL.

The idea is reasonable, but the devil is in the details.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

C-dub wrote:
Retention holsters are slower to draw from, especially for people who have certain physical limitations such as arthritis and for women in general.
I'm a little concerned about this statement with regards to women. Am I reading this correctly? Does it say that women, in general, draw from a retention holster slower than men?
Yes. Women generally having a shorter torso so mid-ride and high-ride holsters already present a problem for them on the draw. That's why we see so many women lean to their weak side to draw from a holster. Combine that with a retention holster, particularly a level 3 holster, and the draw stroke is usually slower than with men. Level 2 holsters aren't as bad, but that's still one more operation they must complete while getting the grip out of their ribcage. Female officers that wear off-set holsters don't have the problems that traditional holsters present, but that type of holster isn't going to be worn by people carrying openly.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

C-dub wrote:And this part.
“good guy v. ban guy”
is it supposed to be "bad" guy?
Yes, thanks.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

healthinsp wrote:2nd paragraph, third line: it was clear by their statements that a two others were clearly opposed

Nice article. I enjoy reading what you write.
Thanks, for both comments.
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6120

Through An Officer’s Eyes

Texas Firearms Coalition wrote:Real world impact of open-carry on peace officer’s

Senate Bill 17 by Sen. Estes would remove the requirement that Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees keep their self-defense handguns concealed. The Bill was considered in a public hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee on February 12, 2015, along with SB11, the so-called campus-carry Bill. Some of the testimony given was given by police officers and sheriffs as well as well as a representative of the Sheriffs Association of Texas. This article will focus on SB17 (open—carry) and its impact on Texas peace officers.
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