Glad I don’t live in Texas anymore

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era…

Concealed handgun license holders are even allowed to skip the metal detectors at the state Capitol, as state troopers providing security assume they’re armed…

13 thoughts on “Glad I don’t live in Texas anymore

  1. Honestly, I live in an open carry state. I don’t like the concealed permit holders being able to skip the metal detectors part, but the open carry part is like reverse psychology for the open carry people. They can do it, so they don’t usually go around parading it everywhere to exercise their rights. Like a little kid, tell them they can’t and that’s all they want. I’ve seen one or two people strapping but the big militia types with camo gear and AR-15’s over their shoulders don’t come out of their bunkers much unless the BLM tries to enforce court orders, environmental regulations, and grazing fees against racist, free-loading ranchers.

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    • From what I know about gun owners in Texas, I’d think that many of them will open carry just because they can do it now. It’s almost like saying, here, look at me! I’m a big man! (Or maybe, I carry this gun because I have a small penis!) Considering the number of trucks sporting bumper stickers and decals that celebrate guns (and racism), I’d say many of them are just itching for the ability to open carry.

      Every Fourth of July and New Year’s, there’s always a rash of drivers shooting guns out of their moving vehicles and from where they live (and drink). And I won’t even mention the number of road rage incidents in Texas…

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      • I think for a bit it would be, but then I think it would die down. I really believe that part of the gun culture, that is the fascination with guns as opposed to being okay with owning them) is in large part a reaction to not feeling like their rights aren’t being recognized. The South has always distrusted the “government” so if they feel threatened and paranoid, they want to show force. We have plenty of anti-government rednecks here, but on guns…well, let’s just say it is harder to guy Sudafed. Given that, nobody really freaks out about it. Even in their lifted trucks with the NRA stickers and the confederate flag (In a state that was Union, btw), because they can always open carry in public…they don’t really bother. A CCW is also simple to get here and I think that is the method of choice for people.

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