In regards to HB 896. The ammended version would allow companies with "secured parking areas" to forbid CHL holders from locking a firearm in their car. Senator Hupp saying that it wouldn't affect many people. From another thread I see that it will affect Oilman and I know of others.
We have the property rights issue. "The government can't tell me what I can prohibit on my property".
What we want is, to be able "to carry" to and from work or where ever and not be effectivly disarmed by a rule that says we can't have a firearm in some particular place.
Wouldn't it make more sense to go for a law that says, " Whoever invokes 30.06 and forbids entry of an armed CHL holder, has to provide a secure area for the CHL holder to store his firearm and provide a way to do it, that would conceal the identity of the CHL holder to others entering and leaving the area"
That would provide the property owner the right to bar CHL holders from entering with a firearm. AND it would protect a CHL holder's right to be armed traveling to and from that place. I never just go to an ATM for money! I stop on the way to or from someplace!
I think we would see alot less 30.06 prohibition if it cost the posters something more than just a sign. I don't think leaving a firearm locked in a car is a good idea. Cars are too easily broken into or stolen.
Precedent would be the " Americans with Disabilities" stuff. People need to be "accommodated". If the government can require places to have wheelchair access, special bathrooms, parking, etc. Why can't TX tell people who want to exclude CC from their property, they can do it if they will provide safe storage for firearms?
I'm part of that crowd that drives 50 miles each way to Houston and does errands along the way. I don't want to be defenseless all day because I'm going to one place with a 30.06 sign. Whew! I'll stop now, eventhough I have more to say. Regards
What did you expect?