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by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?
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Re: Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?

My Wallywalk travails begin here: https://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic ... 54#p173454. Read on in that thread for the rest. But I posted that almost a month after I actually had my plastic in hand.

Now, that said, getting my plastic was NOT the first time in my life I ever carried a concealed handgun. It was merely the first time I ever did it legally. Between 4/2006 when I first arrived in Texas, and 3/2008 when I had a license in hand, I relied on the MPA to have a gun in my car, but I never walked around with it. Prior to moving here from California in April 2006, I had unlawfully carried a concealed handgun in California multiple times....not daily, but multiple times. For instance, I did so during the Rodney King rioting because my job was in downtown L.A., and we continued to operate during that time, occasionally mere blocks from where bad juju was happening. I judged that my permit was printed in the Bill of Rights.

So when I finally got my CHL, I recall that it wasn’t so much about getting used to the idea of carrying a gun, as it was about getting used to the relief at being able to do it lawfully. The actual carrying itself didn’t feel that strange because I’d done it before.

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