AEA wrote:TScottTX wrote:Moby wrote:Beieve it or not I am unsure how I feel about this.
I have a license to carry a concealed handgun.
Right now I go most anywhere I want and no one knows I have a gun.
I also have no legal obligation to act if I see a crime with a weapon against another. (though I probably would)
I can choose to defend someone else or just protect myself and my family.
Any business can post a 30.06 sign and i cannot enter with my hundgun.
Should people in Texas start carrying openly (we are one of only 6 states in America where you cannot) then more business owners may put up that sign due to complaints from liberals and the uneducated. Then there is actually more restrictions rather than less.
It could also make a carrier a target should criminals enter an estabolishment and spot the firearm.
This could give the criminal another weapon or get someone shot.
While I like the idea of open carry, I don't think I would.
I do not like Texas being one of six states not allowing open carry.
I know, it's a conflicted thought.
with the potential negative points you brought out and for one, don't see a whole lot of positive aspects to outweigh them.
What about the aspect of "Shall NOT be infringed"?
AEA I fully agree. That's where I'm conflicked. I also didn't think about the 30.06 sign being for CCW only.
I'd love to see an addition to that law that actually forbids refusing service. So rights really will not be infringed. Then maybe cops won't freak out either.