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by SherwoodForest
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10902

Re: SB299 to Governor

My own experience with " DISPLAY " while living in Colorado Springs related to " open carry". In other words OWB holster with no cover. Under SB 299 " display in plain view " seems to me to equate to oc. If another person happens to catch a glimpse of a part of my Glock 23 that isn't covered - I don't consider that display in plain view of that person. My opinion of course - not the AG's.

Regarding the Love Field incident -I had a funny experience several years ago on Royal Lane near I-35 in Dallas. This "windshield washer" insisted upon ignoring my no thank you's and persisted to start spraying my windshield while stopped adjacent to the concrete median island at a red light. I rolled down my window and told him to " Back off !"

He stopped his chore - stepped back, and exclaimed " You must have a gun ! "

Well , actually I did.................but I thought it was rather instructive that an authoritative tone somehow signaled that I must be armed.

I have used the same tone on a number of occasions when parking lot " solicitors " asking for money approached my vehicle. It has always worked - thus far.

Maybe I just come across as a grumpy old man - but it seems to work.
by SherwoodForest
Mon May 13, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10902

Re: SB299 to Governor

Simply stated : NOT - NOT - NOT " displayed in plain view of another person".
by SherwoodForest
Sun May 12, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10902

Re: SB299 to Governor

SherwoodForest wrote:Perhaps it's kind of like the difference between seeing a car DISPLAYED at a car dealership - on a raised platform with an array of colorful balloons attached , and " Dealer Special" inscribed on the windshield VS my nice looking 1998 4x4 Chevy pickup w/ camper parked in my drive way, and it catches your eye because thats just what you have been looking for. So you hit the brakes, and knock on my door to inquire as to whether I might sell it to you.
Silly of me to "quote" myself - but in the above analogy I left out one important ingredient relevant to my take on SB299. My house and driveway sits dead-denter in the rear of a culdesac/court , and I have 25 trees standing between my shaded 1998 Chevy P/U and the main street. Point being - a person has to be scanning for the truck to even notice it. Hence it isn't "displayed".

"Obscured "perhaps = not in plain view.
by SherwoodForest
Sat May 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10902

Re: SB299 to Governor

Perhaps it's kind of like the difference between seeing a car DISPLAYED at a car dealership - on a raised platform with an array of colorful balloons attached , and " Dealer Special" inscribed on the windshield VS my nice looking 1998 4x4 Chevy pickup w/ camper parked in my drive way, and it catches your eye because that's just what you have been looking for. So you hit the brakes, and knock on my door to inquire as to whether I might sell it to you.

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