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On the Range

A gun case or bag

Ear Protection – Muffs or plugs

Eye Protection – proscription eyewear is acceptable

100 rounds of .22 or 9mm ammunition

A Handgun suitable for shooting (Handguns are available for rental)

Clothing appropriate for the weather and shooting.

Closed Toe shoe/footwear.

 

Why are guns so important?

The answer is:  They really are not that important.  Guns are heavy, bulky and make it difficult to complete many task while wearing, securing, or holding.   In a free society, where people live together in harmony, there is little need for a gun. Now, in the defense of the home, State, Country…. well, that is a different story. Everyone should have a rudimentary understanding of how one works and be able to access one and use it safely and responsibly if the need arises.

So why are guns such a big deal in the news these days?   The answer is a bit convoluted; but helps explain the Liberal Agenda.   You see, guns are a real big deal for Liberals.  They have been seething over them for a century now.   They want to ban them… they want to ban talking about them…. they want to ban thinking about them.   Just having something that looks like a gun is now a crime in some locations.

Why are they so angry?   Because they can.   Society always needs a common foe to rally against; and guns are what government fear the most.  Why?  Because guns help keep governments in check.  Guns keep power in check.   Prohibiting guns does not make them unaccessible.   Prohibiting guns only limit access by those that respect the law.   Helping the criminals obtain guns helps the government agenda (Enemy of Mine Enemy is my friend).

Pro-Gun and Pro-2Amendment people look like they are a bit over zealous when it comes to guns – but it is all a part of the slippery-slope argument that the Liberals have conspired to push.   While we know that the Pro-Gun agenda is simply to counter the Liberals agenda to disarm, the media helps hide the liberal part in the process to make it look as though it is just the Pro-Gunners that are “Carried Away” with the gun stuff.

For some time now the liberals have used “terms” to describe gun owners in a negative light; Racist, Bigot, Homophobe, Xenophobe, Sexist.   But those terms are starting to fade.   People don’t really take them seriously any more.  The terms were over-used as well as mis-used.   So now, the Liberals are turning to new words (terms); Neo-NAZI, White Supremacist. Ultra-Right, Ultra-Left, Hate Groups, etc.

Never mind that the Acronym “NAZI” comes from the two German words, “Nationalist/Socialist”.   That is not important for them.  For years now we have used the term NAZI to describe anything that is vulgar or disreputable (and believe me, Nationalist and Socialist are just that).  But the Liberals have successfully erased a large part of that history so that uninformed Americans don’t make the distinction between NAZI and Nationalist/Socialist.   Just like they are trying to erase history around America today by pulling down statues.  It is all for the purpose of helping Liberals come back later and tell another story; How Liberals saved the day and Conservatives were Anti-American.

Just like the family of the guy that broke into your home last night to steal, rape, murder, Liberals will try to make you out to be a nut case because you used, “Excessive Force” to stop him, Liberals are using the Pro-Gun response to Anti-gun madness to prove that Pro-Gun people are, “Over Zealous” in their need to have a gun – while at the same time having media obscure the “Over Zealous” Anti-Gun desire to help the Government do away with freedom.

Campus Carry and Texas

Premise for LTC on Campus Debate:
1. Most license to carry individuals have never tested with the handgun they carry for self-defense.
a. Use the firearm at the school where they take the test
b. Rent a firearm because they have not purchased one as of yet
c. Don’t want the responsibility (or don’t know how) to clean the one they have.
2. Most license to carry individuals do not carry a handgun appropriate for the need of self-defense.
a. “Pea-shooters” are easier to conceal but are very inaccurate.
b. Some Pistols fire rifle ammunition
c. Derringers will only fire one or two rounds and are often inaccurate.
d. Single action “Cowboy” pistols
i. .22 cal or .45 cal
3. Concealed Carry does not require any special restrictions.
a. NO:Specific caliber required
i. Defensive
ii. Target
iii. Expanding
iv. Fragmenting
b. NO:Specific ammo required
i. Pistol ammo
ii. Rifle ammo
iii. +P
iv. +P+
c. NO:Specific safety device – holster required
i. Safety release
ii. Level I, II, III, IV
d. NO:Specific type of handgun required
i. Semi
ii. Revolver
iii. Derringer
iv. Hybrid
e. NO:Number, type, manufacture required
i. Any number of firearms as long as they are concealed
ii. Any size that can be concealed.
4. Open Carry Requirements:
a. Must have a proper shoulder holster
b. Must have a proper belt holster
c. Drop-down holsters are not acceptable
d. Easy to see the firearm, ammunition
5. State Requirements for Law Enforcement to carry a handgun
a. Carry only a handgun with the serial number officer is tested with.
b. Test before a license tester with 50 rounds each year (5 duty rounds)
c. Must carry in approved holster
d. Must only carry approved ammunition
6. Penal Code 46.03 was set in 1973 (brought forward and updated from VAATCS)
7. Government Code 411 (H) 1993 – allowed for carry by non-law enforcement.
8. Paradigm in America set that there are only two types of people that carry a handgun into public;
a. Law Enforcement
b. Criminals
9. Penal Code 46.035 set to prevent GC 411(H) from over ruling PC 46.03 in some places.
10. There is no Fed/State Law that prohibits a school from allowing a handgun on campus.
11. PC 46.03 makes it a felony to “Violate the schools policy on carrying a gun on campus” or fail to get permission.
12. Gun Free School Zone Act prohibits an illegal gun from being on campus (Duh!)
13. Education Code prohibits a handgun “In accordance with PC46.03”
14. Original understanding was that use of ranges on schools would be closely monitored.
15. Can you say “R.O.T.C”?
16. Schools devolved in 70’s into total any war propagation fields.
17. 1980’s firearms were no longer allowed on campus by general consensus.
18. 1993, GC411(H) allows 21 year olds (upperclassmen) to be licensed.
19. Late 90’s request to carry on campus denied without explanation.
20. After 09/11/2001 (Twin Towers) Students began requesting permission of policy to carry on campus. Request denied.
21. Continued request offered reasonable explanation for need – Request denied.
22. Students requested discussion – educational institutions took a standard, “NO, because we said so” (Parent/Child Relationship with students)
23. Frustrated students went to legislature – overwhelming defeat.
24. Return to legislature with more favorable results but still defeated.
25. Violence on Campus increases around U.S. and more reasons are presented to legislature.
26. Concealed carry on campus passes but is limited.
27. Legislature sends message to educational institutions say, “Yes, they can. Because we said so.”
28. Professors are angry over Campus Carry and file suit.
29. News reports show angry professors on campus and videos of licensees carrying openly at an unknown location (Giving false impression that they are on campus).
30. Court denies professors argument and they appeal.
31. News stations continue to show license holders carrying handgun openly and false impression that this is on campus.
32. If institutions had dealt with the issue on a mature (adult/adult) level, there would have never been an argument.
33. It is perfectly legal to carry a handgun on campus (open or concealed) if you have written permission or they have a written policy allowing this.
34. Campus can set any level of policy they wish (Including penalties for violation of the policy).

Stand your ground in Texas

The Castle Doctrine in Texas

Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor, of Walker & Byington, details the intricacies of Castle Doctrine and No Duty to Retreat laws and what they mean to gun owners in Texas.

Posted by Texas LawShield on Monday, April 24, 2017