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by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: It is finally off to Austin...
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

I hand-delivered my CHL materials to DPS HQ on Jan. 18 (65 days ago)and have yet to get an issued CHL. I hear they are taking up to 3 months these days. Call and politely let them know they are five days late. They're going to tell you they are running a little behind and that it will be about two ...
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: LEO contacts
Replies: 37
Views: 7539

Funny DPS traffic stop

I've heard about many traffic stops since 1995, but one of the funniest was from my youngest son, at least I think it was his story. When he was stopped by a DPS trooper, he handed the trooper his TDL and his CHL. The trooper asked where the gun was and he said in an IWB holster on his right side. T...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Would I need a lawyer?
Replies: 86
Views: 10962

Video or audio recording?

I'm sure everyone has noticed that I've been conspicuously quiet on this issue. It's only fair that I explain why. We have not ruled out either a video or audio recording of the seminar, but I have serious concerns that it could have an impact on the seminar's content. I do a good bit of public spea...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: FFL Holders
Topic: Venus, TX - Free CHL transfers.
Replies: 3
Views: 2949

Southwest of Dallas on Hwy. 67 towards Cleburne.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: HB896 Referred Favorably from Law Enforcement Cmt.
Replies: 18
Views: 8540

dws1117 wrote:What is the definition of secured parking area?
I hope to know more tomorrow, but I believe it will include a fenced area, controlled access, guards, etc.

Regards,
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: HB896 Referred Favorably from Law Enforcement Cmt.
Replies: 18
Views: 8540

There was always a concern about the private property aspect of this bill. I've posted my opinion on this issue, as well as reasons why it's not controlling with commercial property and an employer's property. I still think we have some "off-season" work to be done to get this passed, but I will be ...
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: HB896 Referred Favorably from Law Enforcement Cmt.
Replies: 18
Views: 8540

Yep, I did. The only witnesses I could recall were you and Alice. If I recall correctly, you were sitting next to Alice in the second row. That Internet feed is great.

Thanks again for your testimony.

Regards,
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: HB896 Referred Favorably from Law Enforcement Cmt.
Replies: 18
Views: 8540

mr fixit wrote:I was there to testify before the committee.
Thanks for your help. Are you a firefighter?

The amendment would allow prohibition in an employer's secured parking area only. A secured area is defined very narrowly. I'll post more details as I get them; hopefully tomorrow.

Regards,
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: FFL Holders
Topic: Venus, TX - Free CHL transfers.
Replies: 3
Views: 2949

Thanks Chris

Chris: Thanks for the information. I really appreciate his offer to CHL's, but I too would pay the $10. This is exactly the type of support that Glockenhammer was talking about and I'd like to pursue this, after I get out of trial, after the NRA Annual Meeting and Board Meetings are over, after the ...
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2633 (Vo) - Companion bill to SB664
Replies: 1
Views: 3331

UPDATED: HB2633 by Vo

UPDATE: HB2633 has been referred to the Law Enforcement Committee - 3/16/05 I'm pleased to report that this appears to be a bad bill filed in good faith by a freshman Representative at the request of the Chief of the Houston Police Department. Rep. Vo is a CHL holder. Now we can wait to see if Rep....
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: HB896 Referred Favorably from Law Enforcement Cmt.
Replies: 18
Views: 8540

update: 3/22/05

Today, HB896 was reported favoribly from the House Law Enforcement Committee, as amended. It now goes to the House Calendars Committee.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB1386 AWB Ban - UPUDATED 3/22/05
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

SB1386 Assigned to Committee

Senator Ellis' so-called "Assault Weapons" ban bill (SB1386) has been assigned to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee chaired by Senator Whitmire. Senator John Whitmire - Chair (R) - A+ Senator Kel Seliger Vice-Chair (R) - A Senator John Carona (R) - A Senator Rodney Ellis (D) - D or F (I don't ha...
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: New Mexico Passed HB641
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

New Mexico Passed HB641

At the 11th hour, New Mexico passed HB641, a sweeping CHL reform bill. Among it's provisions is the authority to negotiate reciprocity agreements with other states. Hopefully, Texas will be the first! The bill is on its way to the Governor who has said he will sign it. Apparently, there are still so...
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Securing Trunk Gun
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Braden wrote:Even if it didn't penetrate, I would think a slug from a 12 gauge would put one heck of a hurtin' on a man...
I suspect his top priority would be trying to take his next breath! :lol:

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1038 (Isett) Committee Substitute - VERY GOOD
Replies: 5
Views: 3598

HB1038 (Isett) Committee Substitute - VERY GOOD

At the request of Gov. Perry, Rep. Isett's HB1038, which was to reduce initial and renewal CHL fees for seniors, saw a Committee substitute that would lower all CHL fees! I haven't seen the Committee substitute, but I understand the initial fee for everyone would be reduced to $100 and renewals to $...

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