Posts Tagged Texas

Texas AG Says Gun Stores Must Be Able To Stay Open

From The Truth About Guns:

Paxton has just released an opinion letter (PDF) stating unequivocally that under the Texas preemption laws, counties do not have the right to order that gun stores be closed.

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Mom Defends Self And Children During Car-jacking

From NBC Philly:

Michelle says she tried to push the gear into park as the car rolled down the parking lot. When he refused to stop, Michelle pulled a gun from the glove box and shot the man, who then drove the SUV into a utility pole, according to police.

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Good Guy With A Gun

From The Washington Times:

Fortunately, in September 2019, the state of Texas clarified many of its existing statutes on firearm possession, allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms into places of worship. Imagine how much worse the West Freeway Church of Christ tragedy could have been had this shooting occurred in gun-control-obsessed states like California, New York or Massachusetts instead. Even worse, imagine a world without the protections of the Second Amendment so brilliantly enshrined by our nation’s Founders.

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How Women Can Prepare For Dangerous Encounters

From The Federalist:

If you decide a firearm is the route you want to take, it’s important to do so methodically. Every state has different laws about how to possess a handgun legally, so follow the guidelines in your state. In fact, contrary to some of the outlandish rhetoric on social media last week, concealed carry permit holders are some of the most law-abiding citizens around. Resolve to do likewise. Start with the U.S. Concealed Carry site, which offers good pointers.

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Good Guys Kill Church Attacker Within Seconds

From The Federalist:

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Sanctuary Idea Is A “Stunt” When Used To Defend Gun Rights

From The Star-Telegram:

The first local outbreak of hysteria was in Hood County. This week, it spread to Parker County, where commissioners approved a resolution declaring the county a “sanctuary” for Second Amendment rights.

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Unserious Gun Proposals

From National Review:

The usual ghouls were on their usual soapboxes before the blood had even dried. “Background checks!” they cried. Federal authorities then revealed that the killer already had been denied during an earlier attempt to purchase a firearm; our background-check system works when we work it. Which we do not always do: Sometimes, sales are approved when they should not be, as the result of delays in the background-check system; when the authorities become aware that such a sale has been wrongly approved, they make no effort at all to recover the firearms. It just is not done. Why? Bureaucratic inertia.

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Couple Thinks Walmart Is Responsible For Their Security

From AP:

A Texas couple who were injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso last month recently filed a lawsuit against the corporation alleging it did not have adequate security in place to prevent the attack that killed 22 people.

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Trump Leaning Towards New Gun Laws

From US News:

“We’re doing a package,” he told reporters. “….’That’s irrespective of what happened yesterday in Texas.” He was referring to a mass shooting in which a gunman killed at least seven people and wounded 22 around Odessa. This followed other recent mass shootings in August, including one in El Paso, Texas and another in Dayton, Ohio.

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Profs Silent After Two Years Of Campus Carry In Texas

From The Truth About Guns:

It’s true. Instead of admitting that none of their their dire predictions have come to pass, three special snowflake educators are refusing to even talk about it. Professors Lisa Moore, Jennifer Glass and Mia Carter of UT-Austin stayed stum when asked about two years of campus carry, not to mention the conspicuous lack of blood on campus, stifled speech or blubbering students.

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Killers Need To Fear Return Fire

From Reuters:

More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month’s mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.

The vast majority of people at the classes were Hispanic; El Paso is a predominantly Latino city. Police say the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.

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Crenshaw Supports Red Flag Law

From Bearing Arms:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, the Texas Republican who’s developed a large following on the right since he was elected in 2018, floated a trial balloon about “red flag” firearms laws on Twitter Sunday evening.

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Soldier Saved Kids In El Paso Shooting

From Task and Purpose:

“I didn’t even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran five stores down to the exit,” he said. “We got there and ran into a whole batch of police pointing their guns at us. I wasn’t focused on myself, and I wasn’t focused on my surroundings … I was just focused on those kids.”

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TX County Becomes Gun Sanctuary

From Texas Scorecard:

Citizens filled the Presidio County courthouse on Wednesday, where—after hearing testimony supporting a proposed gun rights resolution—the commissioners court voted unanimously to declare the county a gun rights sanctuary.

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Texas Passes Unrestricted Hog Hunting

From Guns.com:

Sponsored by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, SB 317 is designed to cut away layers of red tape when it comes to combating the growing scourge of wild hogs in the Lone Star State. Approved unanimously in the Texas Senate and only garnering two “no” votes in the House, Abbott, a Republican, signed the bill last week.

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