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by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Re: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)

Jusme wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Burns is my rep, I have been innundating him with requests to author a bill to remove prohibited locations, but have not gotten anything but a " thanks for contacting us" type reply. This is his third term, and I am so far disappointed. He votes the right way, but is not a guy who has been behind many pro 2a bills.
Don't be too hard your Rep. Burns. In view of Stickland's reputation, signing on to any of his bills is viewed as putting yourself in Stickland's Camp. That doesn't help your influence in the House or getting your bills passed.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Re: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)

Papa_Tiger wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 pm
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... Bill=HB357

Text:
https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/b ... 00357I.htm

I haven't fully absorbed all of this bill because it modifies SO many sections of Texas Law, but it looks like it removes the licensing from the requirement to carry a handgun, makes 30.06/7 apply to all persons carrying a handgun and adds 30.07 to the wrongful exclusion process...

More to read and digest. I look forward to hearing Charles' take on this.
I too have to analyze it in detail, but even skimming it shows it will never pass. It includes too many deal-breaking provisions, opens too many code provisions up to anti-gun amendments and modifies TPC §§30.07 & 30.07 to apply to both licensed and unlicensed carry. The latter alone is enough to kill the bill.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Re: HB 357 - Unlicensed Carry (Stickland)

PriestTheRunner wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:10 pm
ELB wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:05 pm
PriestTheRunner wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:57 pm
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The Gun Free School Zone Act is a Federal Law. Tex Leg is not going to be able to do anything about that.

BTW, this seems to be a good overview of current laws affecting carry of firearms and Texas schools:
https://www.tasb.org/Services/Legal-Ser ... operty.pdf
GFSZ Act is a federal carrot on a stick. It is only enforceable because states have implemented it into state law, hence US v Lopez. However, the revised version of GFSZ act has never been tested before SCOTUS so it would be interesting to see what would happen.
Wrong! People have been convicted of this federal offense and it has been upheld in federal appellate courts. State law has nothing to do with it. The only reason the original GFSZ law was struck down was because it didn't contain the magic words required to invoke the Commerce Clause.

Chas.

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