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Old 11-06-2014, 06:33   #1
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Abbott: I'll Sign Open Carry Handgun Bill As Soon As It Reaches My Desk

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott (R) says he will sign a bill to legalize the open carry of handguns as soon as the legislation reaches his desk. Abbott spoke to reporters in Austin the morning after he won the Lone Star State's gubernatorial election.

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Old 11-06-2014, 06:39   #2
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Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott (R) says he will sign a bill to legalize the open carry of handguns as soon as the legislation reaches his desk. Abbott spoke to reporters in Austin the morning after he won the Lone Star State's gubernatorial election.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...eaches-My-Desk
Why not.... this is TEXAS.

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Old 11-06-2014, 06:40   #3
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If I didn't have a good job in Ohio right now, I'd move to Texas.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:57   #4
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Good now open carry Texas can cut out their dumbassery
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:04   #5
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Good now open carry Texas can cut out their dumbassery
My thoughts exactly.

...but OCT has done a lot of damage and it may be difficult for the Texas legislators to get an Open Carry bill to the Governor's desk.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:09   #6
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Good now open carry Texas can cut out their dumbassery
Thank you! You're exactly right.

I've seen these idiots in action, and they do not represent mature, responsible gun owners in any way.

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:00   #7
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Thank you! You're exactly right.

I've seen these idiots in action, and they do not represent mature, responsible gun owners in any way.

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I agree ...

Open carry protects concealed carry people againt accidental 'brandishing' charges if they get exposed, but generally 'open carry' is advertising to the bad guys "Shoot me first" ...

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:16   #8
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yeah he said it a year ago as did Barbie.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:19   #9
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I agree ...

Open carry protects concealed carry people againt accidental 'brandishing' charges if they get exposed, but generally 'open carry' is advertising to the bad guys "Shoot me first" ...

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Fortunately their is no such thing as brandishing in Texas, and thus no need to protect anyone from it.

The current law provides plenty of protection against accidental exposure:

A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder’s person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun in plain view of another person in a public place.
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Abbott: I'll Sign Open Carry Handgun Bill As Soon As It Reaches My Desk

WWWDD... What would Wendy Davis do? She'd pass open carry.

I support open carry because it removes ambiguity on brandishing concealed carry laws, although Texas is pretty protective towards CCW in that manner.


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Old 11-06-2014, 09:21   #11
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Open carry would have prevented this.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:23   #12
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Fortunately their is no such thing as brandishing in Texas, and thus no need to protect anyone from it.

The current law provides plenty of protection against accidental exposure:
What's wrong with complete protection?


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Old 11-06-2014, 09:25   #13
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Fortunately their is no such thing as brandishing in Texas, and thus no need to protect anyone from it.

The current law provides plenty of protection against accidental exposure:

A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder’s person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun in plain view of another person in a public place.
So if you need to take your jacket off before getting in the car, or something like that, you commit a crime. That's why open carry should be legal, not because it makes any sense to any rational adult to walk around with their handgun in the open.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:28   #14
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That's why open carry should be legal, not because it makes any sense to any rational adult to walk around with their handgun in the open.
No I believe the latter.

Open carry should be legal because it is the right thing to do, not some misguided reason to protect us from concealed carry exposure.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:40   #15
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I don't think I would ever fully open carry, and nobody I personally know would either. I will now carry in a way that is more comfortable for me and be less worried about it.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:04   #16
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I open carry often, especially in the summer months, although I do not carry a long gun around in city limits just to prove a point. My OC is simply an OWB or IWB with a compact 1911 or CZ PO-6, most people hardly even notice.

I am all for Open Carry, I just think OCT f-ed everything up by protesting with Long Guns. They did more harm then good and now Texas and the rest of the country has to suffer the consequences.
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I am all for Open Carry, I just think OCT f-ed everything up by protesting with Long Guns. They did more harm then good and now Texas and the rest of the country has to suffer the consequences.
If by "suffer the consequences" you mean states allowing open carry as Greg Abbott is considering, I can live with that.


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Fortunately their is no such thing as brandishing in Texas, and thus no need to protect anyone from it.

The current law provides plenty of protection against accidental exposure:

A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder’s person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun in plain view of another person in a public place.
'Intentionally fails' is subjective, and if a cop or jurisdiction is looking to harass you you could end up fighting it in court, with your permit in the balance. Open carry takes that avenue away, and forces a 'spitting on the sidewalk' citation ...

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Yet according to the libertarians here, there's no difference between the GOP and Democrats.

Texas, we in NM are way ahead of you on this.
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Awesome! I don't carry every single day, but on days I do I hate having to constantly be worried about how much I'm printing. And I've never found an IWB holster that's even remotely comfortable.
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