Every woman should have the option to defend herself.
SB11 by Sen. Birdwell is drawing a lot of attention this session, as well it should. Unfortunately, much of the attention is coming from people and organizations for whom truth and accuracy are not attributes they hold dear. SB11 is the so-called “campus-carry” Bill, but it would be more accurately described as a “carry handguns in college buildings” bill because it is already legal to carry handguns all over college and university campuses. One simply cannot carry them in school buildings. This fact is more than trivia, it proves that the dire predictions coming from opponents of SB11 are nothing more than lies coming from people who do not feel constrained by the truth.
Real world impact of open-carry on peace officer’s
Senate Bill 17 by Sen. Estes would remove the requirement that Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees keep their self-defense handguns concealed. The Bill was considered in a public hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee on February 12, 2015, along with SB11, the so-called campus-carry Bill. Some of the testimony given was given by police officers and sheriffs as well as well as a representative of the Sheriffs Association of Texas. This article will focus on SB17 (open—carry) and its impact on Texas peace officers.
Why do some open-carry bills talk about holsters?
While the hot-button issue dealing with open-carry bills is licensed open-carry v. so-called “constitutional carry,” there is another issue that concerns gun owners who may choose to carry a handgun openly in the event it becomes legal in Texas. At issue is whether to require that a holster be used and, if so, to what degree should Texas law specify the retention features a holster must incorporate. Folks who do not carry a concealed handgun on a regular basis may find this to be an insignificant point to generate much debate, but they would be mistaken.