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  1. #11
    JSDinTexas Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by LDaniel View Post
    I don't know. the gov.code still says
    GC §411.171. DEFINITIONS.
    (3)

    "Concealed handgun

    means a handgun, the presence of which is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person." I don't think that has changed.

    I think the law is for the mishaps that cause the gun to briefly displayed, You know, like dropping your keys at the mall parking lot and bending over and getting them, your shirt goes up and people start screaming.
    Well, actually you do know by what you have said, and you are correct. The definition of concealed handgun has not changed and does not need to. And your example is very good - this law stops idiots from getting you in trouble if you accidentally, or unknowingly, therefore unintentionally, allow the firearm to be seen in the course of your daily movements.
    My G30 is OWB hidden under a vest in winter, but if I bend over, as you have said, the barrel sometimes peeps out about an inch or less. Nervous types might call in, and in the past could create a lot of trouble. Thanks to this law, LEO will now not be required to detain or arrest.

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by JSDinTexas View Post
    No hope required - Perry is 100% pro-gun. This is Texas pardner.
    You might want to compare Texas gun laws with some of the more free states. Texas ain't all that great as far as carrying for self protection is concerned. Washington, for example, I can open carry loaded (outside a vehicle) with no permit required. Permit to allow me to conceal it, if I choose to, is $56.50 and no training required, shall issue within 30 days. No semi-auto v. revolver hassle either.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDaniel View Post
    I don't know. the gov.code still says
    GC §411.171. DEFINITIONS.
    (3)

    "Concealed handgun

    means a handgun, the presence of which is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person." I don't think that has changed.

    I think the law is for the mishaps that cause the gun to briefly displayed, You know, like dropping your keys at the mall parking lot and bending over and getting them, your shirt goes up and people start screaming.
    Does that really happen in Texas? I thought your state was all about guns?
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. #14
    Do you already have a CHL? If so, the law currently says that if you qualified with a semi-auto, you can carry either the semi-auto or revolver. If you have not taken a class, after Sept. 1, 2013, that whole issue is resolved. You may qualify and carry with either one.

  6. #15
    The new law will make it more comfortable for people carrying. Don't have to worry about anyone seeing the gun when you open your purse at the checkout.

  7. If the Governor can carry while walking his dog, so do I.

  8. Wonder if they'll start letting us teachers carry while at school.

  9. #18
    The Revolver/Semi-Auto issue has been solved after September 1, 2013. It will no longer matter which one you qualify with because there will be no category on new CHL licenses.

  10. #19
    You're correct. The law is for unintentional display.

    As for which gun you carry after 9-1-13 SA or reavolver, after that date there will be no gun designation. You'll be able to carry whatever you want regardless of which gun you qualified with. (per TSRA)

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