Did you ever wonder why we seem to have
more laws than we do reasons for having them? One cause of
lies with some of our friends in Austin, who feel compelled to attach
their names to proposed changes in our laws, without much
consideration given to the consequences of those changes or whether or
not WE, their constituents, even want the changes.
In a February 24, 2015, Houston Chronicle
article, Lauren McGaughy reported the results of a UT-Texas Tribune
survey showing that, when it comes to gun laws, Texans seem pretty
pleased with the status-quo.
Quoting from McGaughy's article:
Of the roughly 1,200 registered
voters polled, 52 percent of those identifying as Republicans
favored leaving the Lone Star State's gun laws as they are.
Of those identifying as "strong Republican," 54 percent said
they wanted to leave the law as is.
Of those surveyed,
just one in 10
open carry of handguns, which advocates have dubbed
Nearly half, 45 percent, favored
the current concealed carry law, and
just 22 percent
said they favored licensed
McGaughy's article also quoted TX
Senator Rodney Ellis as saying:
"My gut is that some of their
[legislative colleague's] thought processes have been high jacked,
by a small, very vocal element ..."
In my February 13, 2015, Newsletter, I asked you, my readers, to:
"Make your own decision." and, then, make your decision known to those
No person or organization knows what's right for you, like
Many of you have taken the time to
contact your State Legislators. For those who haven't yet gotten
around to it, please make your opinion known.
To find your State Senator or State
click here. Let them know how you feel about Open and/or
Unlicensed carry of a handgun.
Be part of the process.