Actually, Texas does not have the amount of CCW holders as you would think…PA has half the population as Texas yet almost double the “LTCF” holders….but I digress. This is only the beginning and will get far worse quickly. Civil unrest concerns me more than anything. Only YOU can protect yourself when civil unrest happens.
That is because Texas is in flux. We can always open carry long guns and there was even a time when everyone could open carry hand guns. Now the state limited open carry without a permit to revolvers made before 1900 and replicas of those types. If you have a LCH now you can open or conceal carry any handgun but that was just starting in 2016. TX does have reciprocity with 30 states but open carry is only for TX LCH holders.
There is still a big constitutional carry movement on TX but now even arts of the state GOP are fighting it.
Also TX does not have the hunting community that the MidWest has despite its size. TX also is more heterogeneous with lots of influx of non native Texans. Most are from states with stricter gun laws and it takes years to reprogram the brain to the TX culture.
Me. I moved here because of it. I had my first set of guns within 18 months and now have an NRA RSO license. When I can I will get my LCH
Many Texans don't even know, native or not, that they can carry in their vehicle without a LCH. The only thing that stops me is my employer doesn't allow them on the property even in the parking lot (schools own their lots).
But what they don't know might stop me from being killed. Job or my life, I pick my life and that of my coworkers and students.
VRW. School/Employer can't stop you from keeping one in your vehicle in Texas. And btw the don't ask don't tell policy isn't just about sexual orientation in the military. ;)
There should be a Federal permit to carry system and not state-by-state. States should only regulate purchasing and ownership for those who can't have firearms.
AZ is far more Liberty minded than Texas.
Well beyond 2nd Amendment issues.
But getting a concealed carry is more than just for guns. It technically makes the concealment of any "weapon" far more difficult to prosecute.
My 2nd Amendment atty said to get one in every non-resident state possible as it demonstrates a willingness to be lawful and know the rules of other states. It also gives one better legal reciprocity in various states.
VRW, install a small Sentry safe in your vehicle, costs under $60 and opens with a key.
It secures your weapon when you must leave it in the vehicle and requires a search warrant & skilled locksmith to open.
So far the cops and rent a cop at my work place have not wanted to bother.
In either case your attorney can argue the weapon was secured.
If you carry a weapon in your vehicle keep it secured in the unlocked safe-turn & pocket the key whenever you are stopped or leave the vehicle.
Cars are a favorite target for teenie thieves, don't provide them a weapon.
 July 25, 2016 at 1:24pm
Shooting…parking lot….teen event—some scumbag jealous boyfriend with a vendetta, probably 17 years old.
Another radical Islam NRA member with the right to bear bombs and kill innocent people….(SARC)
 July 20, 2016 at 11:20pm
I defended Cruz time after time now he lied. He promised numerous times he would endorse Trump. He didn’t, he’s another freaking lying politician. They all suck. Is there no one left with integrity?
 July 20, 2016 at 1:03pm
The officer is obviously a racist….(SARC)
 July 19, 2016 at 10:20am
I guess Megan forgot to mention that 5 TIMES more whites and Hispanics are killed by cops than ALL blacks combined. I guess Malik forgot to mention all of the black on black crime that dwarfs that of police. These are FBI statistics, not mine. But then again, I’m sure he’ll claim the FBI is racist as well.
These same facts that you quote are the main reason why there is such heavy police present within their communities. It is the black person who is calling the police to the scene of the crime. These high crime areas are the result of black on black crime which is out of control, this is what places officers on guard and these police officers are not only white, they are black, Asian, Hispanic who want to go home to their own families at night.
He likes to change the subject. He has no retort to stats and facts, just prerehearsed BS for cultural consumption.
Again, he's a fraud.
 July 12, 2016 at 1:25pm
We did it legally with the Tea party rallies so can they— it’s a right afforded by all law abiding US citizens. However, this will send the MSM into another tizzy on what to do—demonize or praise?
most of them are felons, so it isn't the same thing as Tea Party rallies. The black panthers are on tape threatening white people with the murder of their children
Of course the convention itself is a gun-free zone because Republicans are all hypocrites.
Testes- how about Philthy? Cankles and crew allowing 2A rights?
Did the tea party chant libs in a blanket fryem like bacon? or Libs, how do we wantem, dead, when now? How many people did tea party supporters kill at tea party rallies? See the difference? And don't forget those camo wearing tea party guys outside a polling place brandishing clubs.
Frees - open carry at a convention??? That might be the dumbest statement of the year.
 July 12, 2016 at 10:41am
These are peaceful people we must learn to understand them—but those evil Tea partiers—watch out for them!
(SARC and ANGER)
 July 11, 2016 at 4:12pm
I’m so completely fed up and bothered how the media covers BLM. They make excuses for them every step of the way yet called Tea partiers “dangerous, racist bigots” without any wrong doing whatsoever. We were even mocked by family member as angry haters. Even to this day we hear how radical and dangerous the Tea party is—the freaking double standard and lies.
 July 8, 2016 at 11:53am
All lives matter— BTW, 2.7X as many whites are killed by cops than blacks. This is an obvious agenda to divide and seek gun control.
True. The liberals are again using black Americans as pawns in their political chess game because they are so easily manipulated with racial hatred.
 July 8, 2016 at 9:57am
Fact is—2.7X as many whites are killed by cops, but the media ignores that FACT! It’s obviously an agenda to rile up hate, anger and division.
 July 8, 2016 at 9:15am
Obvious war on our soil and what does our government want to do about it? Disarm us as they release dangerous criminals and import ISIS into our country. Top down, bottom up!
July 8, 2016 at 9:13am
No silly—it was a black gun that did this and nothing else.
 June 30, 2016 at 2:48pm
If the final heartbeat is counted as death the initial heartbeat is life….it’s murder. It’s a human being and I don’t care what you call it…taking an innocent life is murder, end of story.
 June 30, 2016 at 2:43pm
Trump should simply vet Hillary at this point—my goodness!
 June 29, 2016 at 2:48pm
Having an opinion contrary to your hypocritical “tolerance” does not make me wrong. If you believe in freedom of choice and conscience you’ll get over yourself and realize having an opposing opinion is also a choice. You deem those monsters for simply having an opinion yet you’ll support groups like Islam which go beyond opinion into killing. Get a life…
 June 29, 2016 at 9:58am
Chris, I’m doing a “sit in” in opposition to bomb violence. We clearly need more laws—-
Hear hear! I'm all for it.
That will stop it. It's FOOLPROOF,
It's an absolutely brilliant solution!!! Laws will stop this stuff!
Mr Matthews fails to understand the concept of the explosives being used: fast and efficient delivery of force, causing the maximum amount of carnage and destruction of lives and property, in the most visible and dramatic of means possible.
Has anyone in the media also mentioned the fact that, several of these attacks, are involving sets of three bombers?
 June 28, 2016 at 4:52pm
We need common sense bomb laws… who wants to join me for a sit in?
June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm
The life of the child comes under the inalienable right to “life, liberty and prosperity”. You can’t do that if you’re murdered. This is not a “health” issue this is a government issue to thwart genocide—
 June 27, 2016 at 1:14pm
Maggie, screw you—-taking the life of an innocent child is sickening yet you smile. Only evil smiles at the blatant taking of innocent life. I’m tired of being nice to evil—so I really could care less what you think. If you prove that that little life inside a womb turns out to be something other than a innocent child, then I’ll support your claim. Otherwise, it’s murder!!