Friday, February 13, 2015

BREAKING: Texas Open Carry & Campus Carry Bills Pass Committee

After a long day of debate and passionate public testimony from both sides, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee has voted to recommend that the Texas Senate pass both SB 11, the “campus carry” bill, and SB 17, the “open carry” bill. Both bills now head to the full Texas Senate for consideration. 

The vote came just before 6:00 pm Central Time on Thursday.

The vote was 7-2, on partisan lines, for both bills, with the two Democrats on the committee, Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) voting against. Republicans on the committee who voted in favor of the bills are Committee Chair Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), and Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown).

Story here 


I have a friend who was there and also spoke to law makers...

This is his bit below:

Senator Ellis asked how law enforcement was supposed to know who was supposed to be carrying guns and who wasn't. Here's my response,

"I figured it out at 19 in Iraq. If they are ditching their gun, trying to hide it, or shooting at you, that's a pretty good indicator he's your guy. It's not as hard as you think."

They didn't like it and cut me off for time.

- Gunfighter


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