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Texas Constitutional Carry goes to governor's desk

The TexanAfter passing different versions of House Bill (HB) 1927, a bill to allow Texans over the age of 21 who can legally possess a handgun to carry it in public without a government-issued permit, both the Texas House and Senate approved a final version of the legislation that will now be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

Abbott said earlier this year that he would sign the bill, known as “constitutional carry.”

This is a step forward for Texas, but still not perfect.

Tue May 25 09:30:25 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

TX Gov willing to sign Constitutional Carry

BreitbartGov. Greg Abbott (R) says he supports constitutional carry for Texas and will sign legislation doing away with a permit requirement if it reaches his desk.

On April 16, 2021, Breitbart News reported the Texas House passed legislation to abolish the requirement that law-abiding citizens get a permit from the state government before carrying a concealed handgun for self-defense.

KVUE/Texas Tribune notes when the legislation first appeared in the Senate, there did not appear to be enough support to pass it. However, “momentum” for passage of the legislation is now growing at an “unprecedented” rate in the state Senate.

This would be a good time to call your Texas Senators about this bill. And any others which strike your fancy. May I recommend for your consideration the camping ban?

Categories Concealed Carry

Tue May 04 22:05:00 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Supreme Court agrees to take up major Second Amendment case

Just The NewsThe Supreme Court said Monday that next term it will consider a Second Amendment case concerning a New York law that restricts a person from carrying a concealed handgun in public, marking roughly a decade since justices have ruled on a significant case about gun rights.

Josh Blackman reads the tea leaves, and David Hardy has some possible ideas.

My take is that the court wants to strike down may-issue concealed carry licensing, while leaving shall-issue licensing in place. They may even want to be specific about what may issue regimes are allowed.

This will be the first 2nd Amendment case the Supreme Court has taken up in some time, and how the justices vote will be closely scrutinized.

Sun May 02 22:27:32 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Texas House passes constitutional carry

Just The NewsA piece of legislation that would allow Lone Star State handgun owners to carry their weapons in public without a permit was preliminarily passed in the Texas House on Thursday in an 84-56 vote, though it is anticipated that final passage out of the chamber will occur on Friday.

The legislation would also need to clear the state Senate before it would be heading to the governor's desk.

“This bill should be called common sense carry because this bill is about common law-abiding citizens being able to carry commonly owned handguns in common public places for the common reason of personal and family protection. Under this bill, people who are prohibited from possessing a handgun will still be prohibited of possessing a handgun. Sensitive places where the unlicensed carry of a handgun is prohibited will still be prohibited. But if you are a law-abiding citizen age 21 or older that can legally possess a handgun you will be able to carry that handgun in a holster in public places where it is not otherwise prohibited,” Republican state Rep. Matt Schaefer said, NBCDFW.com reported.

Hey, progress.

Might want to mention this to your Senator, if you're in Texas.

Mon Apr 26 22:59:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

9th Circuit rules concealed carry not protected by 2nd Amendment

Gun Free ZoneOf course the 9th Circuit Court, aka the 9th Circus voted against concealed carry.

Here’s the problem, the 7th Circuit came to the opposite conclusion in Moore v. Madigan.

We have two Circuit Court decisions in conflict.

I think SCOTUS might have to get involved in this.

It seems likely we're going to have to find out how far we can trust Trump's justices on gun rights. Like the original poster, I don't trust Roberts. That puts us at 5-4... if no one else defects.

Thu Apr 01 23:34:31 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Philadelphia allows gun carry permits by email

Washington Free BeaconPhiladelphians will now be able to submit gun-carry permit applications over email after legal pressure forced the city to reverse a COVID-related shutdown that created a log jam for residents.

Second Amendment advocates filed lawsuits in state and federal courts after the city delayed applications far beyond the 45-day window required by state law. Spokesmen for Gun Owners of America, which filed the state lawsuit, and the Firearms Policy Coalition, which filed the federal challenge, said the city acted out of fear of losing in both cases. Adam Kraut, FPC's director of legal strategy, said the city likely doesn't want its case to move up the federal docket and risk setting a precedent that could affect how localities handle gun-carry applications. He said the legal landscape changed in the wake of the Supreme Court's November decision to grant emergency relief to churches and synagogues that challenged some of New York's COVID restrictions.

It's interesting that they chose to allow these by email rather than open up an office for in person applications. Are they that afraid of COVID? Liking their paid vacations while "working from home"? Planning to claim that your application was sitting in their spam folder?

Categories Concealed Carry

Mon Dec 14 19:24:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lawsuit filed to block Philadelphia's shutdown of carry permits

Free BeaconPhiladelphia is facing a new lawsuit over its decision to completely shutter its gun-carry permit process over COVID-19 concerns.

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a case in federal court accusing Philadelphia of infringing on residents' Second Amendment rights on Friday after the city closed its permit process for at least three weeks. The gun-rights group requested a temporary restraining order Monday that would require the city to open its process back up and provide remote application options to residents, but it was denied. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 30.

"We're hoping to have the court rule that the shutdown of the Gun Permit Unit amounts to a total destruction of individuals' right to bear arms outside of the home," Adam Kraut, director of legal strategy for FPC, told the Washington Free Beacon.

This is why I cannot support any government mandates for training, certification, safety education, or anything that requires government permission to purchase a gun.

No matter what the ostensible reason for the requirement, it will be abused, sooner or later, under one excuse or another, to shut down the ability for people to buy or carry guns.

Sun Nov 29 12:40:20 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


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