Sunday, January 18, 2009

Some More GOOD Laws

Amid all the doom crying and predictions of ultra-restrictive gun laws to come during the next several years, it’s nice to be able to pass along a couple of bright spots.
From the Texas State Rifle Association Home page.

Pre-filed House Bills

House Bill 267, State legislation to allow Texans to purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states. Currently, federal law allows the interstate sales of such firearms, but a conflicting Texas law only allows residents to buy long guns in directly-neighboring states (AR, LA, OK, and NM.) This state law has prevented the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from approving sales of long guns in 45 other states to Texas residents.

HB 410 by State Rep Carl Isett (R-Lubbock). Legislation to repeal the requirement that Texas concealed handgun licensees display their license when carrying their handgun when stopped by law enforcement. Currently, failure to display the license when carrying a handgun may lead to a 90-day suspension of the CHL and/or the person charged with a class A or a class B misdemeanor. Law enforcement is now made aware of the status of the concealed handgun licensee during the wants and warrants check. Modern technology has made the old law unnecessary and a potential hardship.

Both these laws are worthy of support. One, they’ll make life just a little easier for us. Two, word will get around the rest of the country that Texans TRUST one another to carry guns.

It’s worthwhile to click the above link. There are a number of other tidbits that shooting enthusiasts, especially Texans, will find interesting. (Image copyright Texas State Rifle Association.)

Hat tip to friend Stephen A. Camp


Old NFO said...

JPG- Texas is one of the FEW states going in the right direction as far as the Second Amendment and gun ownership rights. Many states are going in the opposite direction even faster now that the lightbringer and his minions are about to take over... Virginia has introduced a bill in committee that would force ALL transfers to be done by an FFL, including within a family!

J.R.Shirley said...

Nice to see good laws for a change.

Matt G said...

Another good state law proposed: To make it a Class B misdemeanor to be an undocumented alien in Texas. Currently, we pretty much just have Class C (citation-worthy) offenses, like Driving While Unlicensed. A Class B is the minimum standard to place an ICE hold on a verified illegal alien. This is what a lot of us have been asking for.