HB 685 by Rose - CHL range exemption

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HB 685 by Rose - CHL range exemption

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:08 pm

Rep. Rose has introduced HB685 that will exempt certain military personnel from the range requirement for obtaining or renewing a CHL.
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Sounds like a good first step

Postby tomneal » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:22 pm

I shoot 40 to 50 handgun matches a year. At some point it's just silly to requre recertification. Maybe this will be the beginning.

On a similar note,
do any other states
have ways to avoid the renewal hassels that Texas has?
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Postby dolanp » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:23 am

I think Texas has one of the strictest set of guidelines for the CHL. That can be good or bad depending on how you look at it, but I definitely think the cost needs to come down some.

I was reading some Brady group thing a few days ago and it mentioned that Texas was the only state that required non-violent dispute resolution. Of course they are against any form of CCW, but I just thought that was interesting. People think of Texas as the most 'cowboy' state with gunslingers everywhere.
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Postby fiftycal » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:14 pm

I was reading some Brady group thing a few days ago and it mentioned that Texas was the only state that required non-violent dispute resolution. [/quote]

And I want the "non-violent dispute resolution" part taken out and the class time lowered to 8 hours for a new license. The pseudo-psychology involved in the course is a waste of time.
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Postby Lindy » Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:08 pm

Well, perhaps the "non-violent dispute resolution" part of the course could be replaced by having a lawyer tell you what it was going to cost in legal fees after you shoot someone. That might give some people an incentive to avoid shooting if they could.

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Postby fiftycal » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:50 pm

[quote="Lindy"]Well, perhaps the "non-violent dispute resolution" part of the course could be replaced by having a lawyer tell you what it was going to cost in legal fees after you shoot someone. That might give some people an incentive to avoid shooting if they could.

Have you ever taken a CHL course? If the instructor didn't talk about the consequences of shooting, you were short-changed. And you might want to pay $500 for a CHL course, but most people couldn't afford it.

And I don't seem to remember a lot of CHL holders getting sued for shooting people. There have only been a few and they have all been justified. Maybe the lawsuit reforms have worked. The ambulance chasers won't take a case if they can't make a pot full of money.
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