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by tomneal
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

Passing the test

Comments about passing the test and knowing the law reminds me...

Grown-ups that have spent their entire adult life studing the law (Lawyers, Judges, and Police Officers) don't know all the laws.

How could you expect someone to sit through a CHL class and know "all" the laws related to firearms. The best you could do is learn some of the basics so that you can develop your on set of guidlines.
by tomneal
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

CHL Renewal & retesting

While I enjoy spending 1/2 day discussing the law with CHL holders, I really believe that I and many of the folks that read this group could pass the written test, cold, without taking the class and my USPSA B card indicates that could pass the shooting test.


As an instructor, you have more experiance with the shooting test than I have.

How many people fail the shooting test?

Was it because they had a poor quality firearm?
Or
Was it because they didn't have the physical ability to shoot. For example:
Would you trust any of the folks that failed to drive you or a loved one from one side of the city to the other?
Did you guess that they "might" fail in the first 5 minutes of class?


And just in case someone wanted to bring up a "blood in the streets" kind of argument. Think about Florida. They don't have any range time requirements and their education reqirements are trivial.



See you at the range
Tom Neal
by tomneal
Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

CRA Restrictions

I am not sure what the restrictions from the Colorado River Authority are at this moment.

But...

When the Texas CHL law was first enacted,
No one could pack on CRA land. Normaly this wouldn't be a problem for me but, it turns out, they have a lot of land. Some of it looks like river front parks. It's a problem because I could inadvertantly break the law because I can't tell what land belongs to CRA.

There have been some changes to the laws and to the CRA rules. SB501 passed in 2003 had an exception for CRA.

See you at the range
Tom Neal
by tomneal
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

TX 2005 Legislative Goals

You have to have goals

I dug around on my old PC and found my goals for the Texas 2005 Legislative session

Here are my Goals for 2005

1) Change "Concealed Carry" to just "Carry"
2) Remove (or reduce) the testing and training requirements from renewals. (You don't retest for a drivers license.)
3) Generally make renewals (and address changes) easier.
4) Get rid of the restrictions by the Colorado River Authority
5) Universal Recognition - Several states have passed carry laws that
recognize a license from anywhere in the US.
6) Carry in your car. More than just allowing handguns in your car. I would like to see autos made an extension of your home.
7) Get rid of the wheel gun / semi-auto differences.
8) Why do instructors need to buy those $5 certificates from the DPS?


1) went nowhere
2) There was some reduction in testing but just for military and retired military
3) The price dropped on address changes and you can now write a personal check for the license. Went from a 4 year renewal to a 5 year renewal.
4) I don't know. Did we get rid of the restrictions from the Colorado River Authority? I remember reading that the CRA director
published a letter saying the restrictions did not apply to CHL holders.
5) Thank you Gov. Perry and AG Gregg Abbott. And the legislature made some corrections as well.
6) Car carry is on the Governors desk to sign
7) no change
8) no change





See you at the range
Tom Neal

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