I agree with this with this 100% as well. However we know the reality is were not going to get this in one or two Legislative sessions as great as it would be. So we need to continue to push for our rights at the State and especially the Federal level. If this is not done we could fall prey to a scenario much like what took place in the UK.Jumping Frog wrote:TrueFlog wrote:But the most important reason of all is this - when it comes to 2A rights, any licensing scheme is nothing more than a system of bribes. That includes both OC and CHL. It's no different from a poll tax, and it has its roots in the same insidious racism. Requiring a class and a license places an undue burden on all classes of people and especially serves to disenfranchise the poor - those who need the right most of all. Also, the time required to issue the license thwarts those whose need is most urgent (think domestic abuse). Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "A right delayed is a right denied." I would add to that, "A right which must be purchased is no right at all." In Texas, it is currently illegal to carry a firearm without a mandatory expense and waiting period (aka a CHL). This flies in the face of the Constitution, and licensed OC would do nothing to resolve this abhorrence.
I agree 1000%
Personally, I would like to see unlicensed Open Carry implemented in Texas. We would run the risk of people who have no business with a firearm carrying in a public place, however we have that exact same risk now. I don't think that should be such a big deterrent that it keeps us from it. Look at other states they do not have mass shooting's or road rage shootout's every day.