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by artx
Thu May 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SA Express News...'gun experts'
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: SA Express News...'gun experts'

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Senator Estes was the author on:

SB766 (2011) - Passed: Texas Sport Shooting Range Protection Bill
SB299 (2013) - Passed: Clarifying "unintentional failure to conceal" and correcting the McDermott decision.
SB383 (2013) - Died/Committee: Giving judges the option to order seized firearms sold rather than destroyed.
SB1400 (2013) - Passed: Prohibits cities and counties from regulating air guns (allows them to prohibit discharge).
HB3142 (2013) - Passed: Sen. Estes carried Rep. Bell's bill to remove the SA/NSA distinction.

If he doesn't realize he can carry a revolver with his SA license, then it could be the instructor's fault, or he simply may have forgotten that fact. (This would tend to support my comments about students not remembering much of their class from 5 or 10 years earlier.) Either way, Sen. Estes is a major player in the continuing effort to defend and expand firearms rights in Texas. Too bad there aren't many more like him in the Senate.

Chas.
I agree Chas, he has been a good friend to our cause :txflag: I don't mean to cast any aspersions on Sen Estes.

What I don't like is the Express news melding his statements with misinformation (though I understand srothstein's suggestion that the senator possibly provided the info). Since the incorrect info was not in a quote, I figured the express news added it. I was also surprised this bill got a story, I might have expected HB 48 to get more press.
by artx
Wed May 22, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SA Express News...'gun experts'
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

SA Express News...'gun experts'

These guys crack me up. They make up laws regularly. This time, they claim that you cannot currently carry a revolver if you qualified with a semi auto (yes, I know the inverse is currently illegal). What is more sad is they will meld their misinformation with politicians statements and achieve a degree of believability. How does the media always get everything backwards?

AUSTIN — Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, has a problem: although he's licensed to shoot semi-automatic weapons, he just gave his last semi-automatic gun away. And, under current law, since he tested with a semi-automatic gun, his concealed handgun license doesn't apply to his many revolvers

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