Friday, June 27, 2008

No comments here about Heller Vs DC

I don't think there's much I could say that hasn't already been said by other gunnies, and much more eloquently than I could manage. Let's say that I'm not surprised by the Antis already crying and whinging their hands about "blood in the streets" and other bullshit every time gun "rights" (that are treated like privileges by them) are restored to The People.

In somewhat related online news, there's a petition to the Lege and the Guvner demanding a return of open carry for Texas Citizens. When I first looked at it a few days ago, there was just under 6K signatures, now it's nearly 15K! On the one hand, this would take away the uncertainty protection that concealed carry gives to everyone: the bad guys don't know who is packing, so they're more hesitant to attack any one person. (However, if they did decide to attack someone, they'd more likely use overwhelming force to negate the possibility of that one being able to fight back.) On the other, this is Texas, it's damned hot in the summer! Others have pointed out the drawback of concealed carry in the heat-- less clothing to conceal well, having to choose a lighter gun with less power so it can be easier concealed, having to go without which defeats the purpose of getting the CHL.

Personally, I think it would be funny if the bars, saloons, taverns, cantinas, pubs, icehouses, etc. had to put the signs back up that read "Please check your gunbelt at the door."

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Blogger the pistolero said...

One could almost argue that the CHL process is an infringement, considering the exorbitant fees involved. I know that in many cases it's a fraction of the cost of a decent weapon, but even so there are a lot of people who can only afford one of those more inexpensive sidearms, and as such might not be able to afford the $140 to the state and however much to the instructor. It should be interesting to see what happens.

8:43 PM, June 28, 2008  

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