Well, It’s About Freaking Time

The Great Republic of Texas, long considered a bastion of Second Amendment rights, has outlawed the open carry of handguns since the post-Civil War days. 44 other states permit it, either unrestricted or with a permit.

44!

But that just changed.

Our state Congress Critters just finally decided to get in line with the rest of the nation.

The bill has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbot’s desk, who has pledged to sign any and all pro-Second Amendment legislation sent his way.

While I will rarely carry openly, I like to know that I can.

13 comments

  1. 1
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Second Amendment rights are still restricted under this legislation, but it is a step in the right direction. I may carry openly just to watch the hoplophobes quiver.

  2. 2
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Don’t you need to get a permit down there for open carry under this bill?
    :em03:
    Hmm, I think I’ll strap on my .45 and wander around the neighborhood. No permits needed for open carry in NH.
    :em01:

    And now for something more important.

    I hope all the Rotties in Texas are safe, high and dry.

    Will someone be speaking with the Imperial Moat builder regarding the proper way to fill the Emperor’s newest defensive work?

  3. 3
    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    If you think it’s tough for 2A supporters in Texas, try Connecticut. I’m moving there in August to begin a new pastorate. They treat us like felons…

    -Jim+

  4. 4
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain @ #:

    If you think it’s tough for 2A supporters in Texas, try Connecticut. I’m moving there in August to begin a new pastorate. They treat us like felons…

    It may be time to “Go for the Gold” and take a case to the supreme idiots saying that any restrictions on the second amendment are unconstitutional.
    The screams from the left regarding felons can be answered thusly:

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Convicted felons have lost some of their rights and have gone through the process. (We can talk about restoration of rights after completion of sentence another time)

  5. 5
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster says:

    If you think it’s tough for 2A supporters in Texas, try Connecticut. I’m moving there in August to begin a new pastorate. They treat us like felons…

    Connecticut isn’t as bad as you might think with some qualifications to that. You must first get a town permit which may or may not be the biggest hurdle. The town I lived in had mine in hand in a week. Once you have that, you surrender it to the state and automatically get a state permit. They have various locations where they take your photo and instantly print up the permit. Hopefully you’ll be in a town that isn’t stingy on issuing that permit to get you rolling. The CT permit is so-so for reciprocity with other states. Once I had that, I applied for and got a New Hampshire (make sure you get the non-resident application) permit which consists merely of filling out a form and sending them the fee. Got mine as I recall in about 2 weeks. That covered me for the majority of the US.

    Still proud of my adoptive home….the Republic of Tejas…

  6. 6
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC Jackboot IC/A @ #:

    I applied for and got a New Hampshire (make sure you get the non-resident application) permit which consists merely of filling out a form and sending them the fee. Got mine as I recall in about 2 weeks.

    Wanna be slightly annoyed? NH residents pay $10 for a 4 year ccw permit.
    We’re trying to get a full constitutional carry bill through the legislature, but Comrade Maggie Hassan is saying she will veto it. Someone should mention article 10 to her.
    :em07:

  7. 7
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster says:

    Wanna be slightly annoyed? NH residents pay $10 for a 4 year ccw permit.

    Well shite on a shingle !!! I suppose my next renewal fee will jump up then. Good luck pushing that carry bill through her desk. Y’all have enough votes for a veto?

  8. 8
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC Jackboot IC/A @ #:

    Y’all have enough votes for a veto?

    I doubt it. To many moonbats.
    :em08:
    We should just round them up and ship them all back to massachusetts where they came from.
    :em07:

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    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    The big thing that I’ve seen in this legislation, is that it will protect legal CCW permitees to avoid the “brandishing a firearm” charges that some locales liked to levy on people who were carrying concealed and their shirt rode up to uncover their sidearm, or who, in some other way, exposed their concealed weapon. (Get your minds out of the sewer, and back up in the gutter, with the rest of us!)

    It isn’t perfect, but “little by little, the oak is hewn.”

  11. 11
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Retired Spook @ #:

    It isn’t perfect, but “little by little, the oak is hewn.”

    It’s time to fire up the chainsaw then.
    And I’m off to visit a new gun store and indoor range I didn’t know about near my home.
    :em01:
    The old store went under a year ago and I wasn’t aware that a new place was coming in to the location
    :em08:

  12. 12
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    OK, how could this offspring die from an ailment specific to an organ devoid from his sperm dumper?

    RR

    CAN WE PLEASE leave that kind of crap to the lefties???

    You may not like Biden, you may not agree with him, you may hate him..but 46 is far too fucking young, and speaking as someone who said goodbye to someone I loved more dearly than my own life less than a few weeks ago, right now I mourn with him, no father should ever have to bury his son. Think of the misery his mother is in right now..she didnt ask for any of this, she isnt in office.

    Politics is one thing..losing a son is a tragedy beyond words. Politics or not, I wish this kind of anguish and gut wrenching grief on NO ONE. Flame away if you like, I dont give a fuck.

  13. 13
    tweell growls and barks:

    It’s good to see another state move in the right direction. Perhaps one day Texas can join my beloved Arizona and free their citizens to be armed citizens, no permit required, open or concealed. Hey, if we could do it over the whines of the Kalifornia refugees, you guys can do it too!