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Post by doncb » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:43 pm

My work takes me to hospitals and clinics every day. All are posted and I end up leaving my gun in a lock box in my car all day. I'd like to see most of the location restrictions removed for concealed carry.

Unfortunately, most of my days are put my gun in the lock box in my car, go to whichever hospital(s) for the day leaving it locked in the car, drive home at the end of the day and take my gun in the house. Next day repeat.
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Post by KLB » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:20 pm

Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.

Rolling back rights would not be based on problems we've had. Insofar as I know, we haven't had any. But opposition to guns is not predominately based on logic. The possibility of a rollback is something to think about.

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Post by Pawpaw » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:00 pm

KLB wrote:Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.

Rolling back rights would not be based on problems we've had. Insofar as I know, we haven't had any. But opposition to guns is not predominately based on logic. The possibility of a rollback is something to think about.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:11 pm

KLB wrote:Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.

Rolling back rights would not be based on problems we've had. Insofar as I know, we haven't had any. But opposition to guns is not predominately based on logic. The possibility of a rollback is something to think about.
Your friend's prediction is groundless.

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Post by Ruark » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:13 pm

KLB wrote:Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.
I was told by a senior senate staff member that the antis (e.g. the Moms) were going to make a real hard push to replace the 06/07 signs with downloadable gunbuster signs. They have the full support of the Texas Association of Businesses, which represents over 4,000 Texas businesses. The requirement to plaster the front of your business with the big, ugly current signage is reportedly a major sore spot in the business community. Just a heads-up.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:18 pm

Ruark wrote:
KLB wrote:Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.
I was told by a senior senate staff member that the antis (e.g. the Moms) were going to make a real hard push to replace the 06/07 signs with downloadable gunbuster signs. They have the full support of the Texas Association of Businesses, which represents over 4,000 Texas businesses. The requirement to plaster the front of your business with the big, ugly current signage is reportedly a major sore spot in the business community. Just a heads-up.
We've known about this since last session. In fact, I've been letting people know for a good while. The TAB is not in full support and it isn't a major sore spot with the business community. Andrea Bauer wants everyone to believe this, but it's not the case.

That said, it is important that we let our elected representatives know that we will not stand for any changes to TPC §30.06.

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Post by TreyHouston » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:29 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Ruark wrote:
KLB wrote:Our comments are, insofar as I have noticed them, all about expanding our rights. That's a good thing to think about and to be prepared to address. But what if the anti-gunners have an agenda of their own? Has anyone given any thought to what they might try to roll back and how we might counter that? I was speaking to a friend who predicted this will be a rollback session for gun rights.
I was told by a senior senate staff member that the antis (e.g. the Moms) were going to make a real hard push to replace the 06/07 signs with downloadable gunbuster signs. They have the full support of the Texas Association of Businesses, which represents over 4,000 Texas businesses. The requirement to plaster the front of your business with the big, ugly current signage is reportedly a major sore spot in the business community. Just a heads-up.
We've known about this since last session. In fact, I've been letting people know for a good while. The TAB is not in full support and it isn't a major sore spot with the business community. Andrea Bauer wants everyone to believe this, but it's not the case.

That said, it is important that we let our elected representatives know that we will not stand for any changes to TPC §30.06.

Chas.

Of course, they could just do away with the 30.06 signs and the 30.07 signs and just let LTC holders Carry! That would get rid of the ugly signs and make us happy! :anamatedbanana (show them the dancing banana too)
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Post by SRO1911 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:45 pm

I would love to see 30.06/7 expanded.
The state of Texas is so primotive, it's tragic - we live in a diverse nation and an even more diverse state. We have fine people arriving from all the world who are here legally and with good intentions, yet our legislators have deliberately placed the great people in jeopardy thru willful omission.
English and Spanish are great, but as our great leader in Washington has pointed out - we need diversity, we can not exclude or marginalize anyone - regardless of their status.
30.06/7 need to be in at least French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, farsi, braille, ascii, Hindu, Gaelic, high elvish, binary, Vietnamese, Norwegian, afrikaans, Choctaw, Greek, sumarian, hipster, Polynesian, c++, Sioux, Lebanese, Mandarin, etc.
1 inch contrasting colors except braille which mush be in temperature highlighted text.
When any govt, or church,says This you can't read, are forbidden to know, the result is tyranny and oppression. Little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked; no force can control a free man, not the rack, bombs, not anything, you can't conquer a free man, at most you can kill him.


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Re: 2017 Legislative Priorities

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Post by Steve5115 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:07 pm

SRO1911 wrote:I would love to see 30.06/7 expanded.
The state of Texas is so primotive, it's tragic - we live in a diverse nation and an even more diverse state. We have fine people arriving from all the world who are here legally and with good intentions, yet our legislators have deliberately placed the great people in jeopardy thru willful omission.
English and Spanish are great, but as our great leader in Washington has pointed out - we need diversity, we can not exclude or marginalize anyone - regardless of their status.
30.06/7 need to be in at least French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, farsi, braille, ascii, Hindu, Gaelic, high elvish, binary, Vietnamese, Norwegian, afrikaans, Choctaw, Greek, sumarian, hipster, Polynesian, c++, Sioux, Lebanese, Mandarin, etc.
1 inch contrasting colors except braille which mush be in temperature highlighted text.
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Re: 2017 Legislative Priorities

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Post by KLB » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:07 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:The TAB is not in full support and it isn't a major sore spot with the business community. Andrea Bauer wants everyone to believe this, but it's not the case.
Good. That the 30.06 and 30.07 signs are obnoxious works well for us. If people could get away with gun buster signs, I fear we'd see a lot more restricted businesses.

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Post by KC5AV » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:06 pm

SRO1911 wrote:I would love to see 30.06/7 expanded.
The state of Texas is so primotive, it's tragic - we live in a diverse nation and an even more diverse state. We have fine people arriving from all the world who are here legally and with good intentions, yet our legislators have deliberately placed the great people in jeopardy thru willful omission.
English and Spanish are great, but as our great leader in Washington has pointed out - we need diversity, we can not exclude or marginalize anyone - regardless of their status.
30.06/7 need to be in at least French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, farsi, braille, ascii, Hindu, Gaelic, high elvish, binary, Vietnamese, Norwegian, afrikaans, Choctaw, Greek, sumarian, hipster, Polynesian, c++, Sioux, Lebanese, Mandarin, etc.
1 inch contrasting colors except braille which mush be in temperature highlighted text.
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Post by Pawpaw » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:18 pm

KC5AV wrote:
SRO1911 wrote:I would love to see 30.06/7 expanded.
The state of Texas is so primotive, it's tragic - we live in a diverse nation and an even more diverse state. We have fine people arriving from all the world who are here legally and with good intentions, yet our legislators have deliberately placed the great people in jeopardy thru willful omission.
English and Spanish are great, but as our great leader in Washington has pointed out - we need diversity, we can not exclude or marginalize anyone - regardless of their status.
30.06/7 need to be in at least French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, farsi, braille, ascii, Hindu, Gaelic, high elvish, binary, Vietnamese, Norwegian, afrikaans, Choctaw, Greek, sumarian, hipster, Polynesian, c++, Sioux, Lebanese, Mandarin, etc.
1 inch contrasting colors except braille which mush be in temperature highlighted text.
Klingon...you forgot Klingon.
Well then, you can't leave out Vulcan. We must be all inclusive, you know. After all, it's only logical.
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Post by SRO1911 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:08 pm

All covered under "etc."
I'm thinking by the time it's done, the sign should just about fit - the side of the Empire state building, or half of Strauss' ego.
When any govt, or church,says This you can't read, are forbidden to know, the result is tyranny and oppression. Little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked; no force can control a free man, not the rack, bombs, not anything, you can't conquer a free man, at most you can kill him.


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Post by Ruark » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:47 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote: We've known about this since last session. In fact, I've been letting people know for a good while. The TAB is not in full support and it isn't a major sore spot with the business community. Andrea Bauer wants everyone to believe this, but it's not the case.
I certainly hope you're right. I've heard otherwise, but as you know, sometimes it's hard to sort it all out. This TAB memo excerpt from 2015 still doesn't look too gun-friendly, especially per the 2nd paragraph:
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Post by george72 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:29 pm

Remove 51÷. Example, a fair or event comes to town, fences off the city park for the weekend , one vendor inside sells booze, whole park marked 51÷. I dont drink why cant i go?

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