Attention TX members: Open Carry in TX

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  1. carver

    carver Moderator

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    No matter wheather you are in favor of open carry, or not, I believe we need to get this law passed in TX. In my opinion, it just gives us more protection. Click on the link to sign. The petition is below the link.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/texasoc/petition.html

    To: Texas State Legislature and Texas Governor Rick Perry
    We hold that all citizens who may lawfully purchase a handgun be allowed to carry openly in public in the State of Texas except for those places prohibited by law. We also call for state preemption of all handgun laws concerning open carry in Texas.

    1. Every individual has the right and responsibility to defend their self against unjustified threats of death or serious bodily injury.

    2. The Constitution of the United States guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.

    3. Criminals are not deterred by rules, regulations, and laws forbidding the possession of weapons. A man bent on mass murder will not be stopped by a rule forbidding him to have a gun.

    4. It is well known that the requirement to conceal a handgun for the purpose of protecting self, friends, and family can be difficult especially in Texas with our extreme heat since a person will usually have to wear a jacket to properly conceal a handgun and to avoid "printing."

    5. The requirement to conceal a handgun can make it difficult to draw the weapon should the life of the carrier or the life of someone else be in danger.

    6. A criminal will not open carry a weapon because he does not want to draw attention to himself. We believe that a citizen openly carrying a handgun lawfully will be a deterrent for crime.

    7. Ten states including Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Vermont, and Wyoming all allow open carry of handguns without a license. Twelve states including Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, and Tennessee allow open carry of handguns with a license. In fact, Texas is one of only SIX states in the entire United States that completely bans open carry of handguns.

    8. In these states, Open carry is very common and it does not alarm law enforcement or other citizens.

    For the foregoing reasons, we residents of the State of Texas affirm and assert that all citizens who may lawfully purchase a handgun be allowed to carry openly in public in the State of Texas except for those places prohibited by law. We also call for state preemption of all handgun laws concerning open carry in Texas.
    Sincerely,
  2. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

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    HAve signed right after it started.


    Have also heard it is a DOA issue...cause of too much local PD concerns.....
  3. Haligan

    Haligan Active Member

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    Mabe we can get this Govenor to run for POTUS. Mabe bring along a bunch of his collegues to the cabnet as well.
    Texas it looks like we may need you guys to save our bacon again !
    I mean I know alot of people had problems with "W", but think about it. Al Gore ! , John Kerry !
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  4. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

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    North Carolina allows open carry without a permit on one's person and in a vehicle. Concealed carry requires a permit.
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