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New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:22 pm

TexasFirearmsCoalition.com wrote:Why do some open-carry bills talk about holsters?

While the hot-button issue dealing with open-carry bills is licensed open-carry v. so-called “constitutional carry,” there is another issue that concerns gun owners who may choose to carry a handgun openly in the event it becomes legal in Texas. At issue is whether to require that a holster be used and, if so, to what degree should Texas law specify the retention features a holster must incorporate. Folks who do not carry a concealed handgun on a regular basis may find this to be an insignificant point to generate much debate, but they would be mistaken.
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Post by TVGuy » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:30 pm

Great article, read it at lunch. Thank you for writing and posting!

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Post by joe817 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:48 pm

TVGuy wrote:Great article, read it at lunch. Thank you for writing and posting!
:iagree: Good info Charles. I hope every State Congressman, Senator, staff member, aide, etc reads the article, as this is good, valid and informative information for them to have, come decision, debate, and voting time.
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Post by K5GU » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:14 pm

Good job Charles! Thanks.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:33 pm

“Holster” should encompass any device designed to hold a handgun securely while being carried on the body.

If a holster is required, then there should be no specified number of retention devices or features as there is no one-size-fits-all that would be appropriate throughout the State. It could also prove problematic for certain persons such as women, the elderly and those with certain medical problems like arthritis to draw from a law enforcement-style retention holster.

Plus there is the practical aspect. If a person is carrying a handgun openly in a high crime area where attempts to snatch their handgun might be greater, then they should strongly consider a true retention holster and practice accordingly. Another person living and carrying in areas where there is little if any violent crime may decide that a law enforcement-type retention holster is not needed.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:29 pm

Thanks folks.

I'm trying hard to keep my articles factual without emotional rhetoric on either side of the issue. That's the only way anyone will take the information seriously. Of course, that may not apply to those in the What Were They Thinking!? Section, but hey, those people had it coming! :smilelol5:

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Post by rbwhatever1 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:23 pm

Awesome article. Logical, concise and very well said. I hope the Legislators have all read this and will give heed to the bottom line...
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Post by rogersinsel » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:45 am

Good article. I do hope this language gets incorporated into the final bill.

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Post by CleverNickname » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:36 am

Mostly unrelated, but Charles, could you add an RSS feed to texasfirearmscoalition.com for articles? I didn't see one available.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:39 am

CleverNickname wrote:Mostly unrelated, but Charles, could you add an RSS feed to texasfirearmscoalition.com for articles? I didn't see one available.
I hate to admit it, but I can't figure out how to get a functioning RSS URL. The RSS feature is there and easy to activate, but I've tried various RSS URLs and none work.

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Post by nitrogen » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:38 pm

coming out of nowhere to state i can try and help if you'd like. I deal with this crud for a living (at least for the next 4 months or so till my current position gets outsourced! LOL)
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Post by Jason K » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:43 pm

Well done!

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:56 pm

CleverNickname wrote:Mostly unrelated, but Charles, could you add an RSS feed to texasfirearmscoalition.com for articles? I didn't see one available.
I got the RSS feed set up. Thanks for reminding me about it.

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Post by CleverNickname » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:02 am

Thanks for fixing it!

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Post by Maxwell » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:48 pm

Jeez! What it takes to get a pistol out of the VM2 in the right direction is tough enough. Someone trying to pull it out from behind it just going to give me a wedgie... :eek6

OK, seriously: Great article Charles.

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