‘Constitutional Carry’ is a Yes in the Texas Senate – Jim’s Talking Guns
By the time you read this, "Constitutional Carry" could be the law of the land in the Great State of Texas.
Last night (5/5/21) the Texas Senate voted 18 - 13, along party lines, to approve Constitutional Carry in the state. There were a couple of amendments made to HB 1927 so it must return to the House for final approval before it goes the Greg Abbott's desk for his signature, which he has promised to do. If the House does not approve the Senate's amendments then it would go to a Conference Committee to debate the differences and try to come to a resolution. The only problem there is this Legislative session is quickly running out of time, with only 26days left.
So, it would appear, unless something odd happens, Texas will be a Constitutional Carry State in the very near future.
What does that mean?
It simply means that when you lawfully purchase a handgun in the State of Texas you will no longer be forced by the State to take a Concealed Carry class and pay for a license to carry that handgun on your person for self-defense, concealed or openly.
We will discuss the details of the bill when, or if, it's gets passed and signed by the Governor. Right now, we're in a wait-and-see pattern.
Four Rules of Firearm Safety
- Treat every firearm as if they are loaded.
- Never point a firearm at anything you're not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Know what your target is and what is beyond it.
Get ready for the Firearms Training Rabbit Hole...
You have no idea what you are about to unleash, there are so many training videos for firearms enthusiasts it's truly overwhelming. However, if you're new to this or just need a quick refresher, here are the four rules above explained in the video below.
Shoot Safely, we'll talk again soon.
Jim's Shooting Experience:
I have been around firearms most of my life but my real enthusiasm didn't start until about 11 years ago when I found a sport that I wish I had found a lot sooner in my life, competitive pistol shooting. In my case, I have been a member of the USPSA (the United States Practical Shooting Association) for over 10 years now. I participated in their Range Safety Officer course several years ago to help other shooters during matches. I am also a member of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) and enjoy shooting in those matches as well here at the Texarkana Gun Club. I have earned my Conceal Carry License in the State of Texas, and have also been a Range Safety Officer during Concealed handgun courses on many occasions helping first-timers get more comfortable with their firearm.