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by tomneal
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
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Re: Wait 'til next year

by tomneal
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Re: Wait 'til next year

My list in no particular order

- CHL's allowed to carry anywhere LEO's are allowed to carry.

- Require CELO's to sign off on BATFE Class III paper work in a timely fashion.

- No-Knock warrants / Dynamic-entry-during-the-night-time warrants. In recent years this seems to have gotten out hand (even in Texas). I am not sure what the solution is but I think it's time to dial-them-back. Maybe requiring on-officer video. Maybe only allowing No Knock warrants for selected felonies. Both Law Enforcement and innocents are dying. Yes, this is firearm related. See: Does Exercising the Second Amendment Invalidate the Fourth Amendment?
Replace the current speaker of the house


Moving the tread back to my original topic. What other gun related issues would you like the Texas legislature take up in 2015?
by tomneal
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Re: Wait 'til next year

Texas Speaker of the House - It Means Power!
Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:38 pm
I agree.
So what do we need to do to get a new Speaker of the House?
by tomneal
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Re: Wait 'til next year

My list in no particular order

- CHL's allowed to carry anywhere LEO's are allowed to carry.

- Require CELO's to sign off on BATFE Class III paper work in a timely fashion.

- No-Knock warrants / Dynamic-entry-during-the-night-time warrants. In recent years this seems to have gotten out hand (even in Texas). I am not sure what the solution is but I think it's time to dial-them-back. Maybe requiring on-officer video. Maybe only allowing No Knock warrants for selected felonies. Both Law Enforcement and innocents are dying. Yes, this is firearm related. See: Does Exercising the Second Amendment Invalidate the Fourth Amendment? http://www.ammoland.com/2013/12/does-th ... z2tbmmxaRO
by tomneal
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Re: Wait 'til next year

It's a little complicated.

In Harris County Texas there doesn't seem to be a Chief Law Enforcement officer (CLEO) that will sign the BATFE required form for a Class III firearm. (Short Barreled rifle, Full Auto firearm, Suppressor...) The form states that the CLEO doesn't have any knowledge that the NFA Applicant is likely to do bad things with the NFA item.

CLEO sign offs are also, difficult to acquire in many locations throughout the United States.

In Texas, folks that want such a firearm create a NFA (National Firearms Act) Trust. The trust requires some paperwork and maybe a lawyer, but it's fairly simple. One could create a trust to include a spouse and/or a child. Then anyone on the trust can possess the NFA item. (One of them still has to fill out the "Yellow Form" 4473 to take possession of the NFA item from the FFL.)

The BATFE has decided that is a hole in their paper work and want's to require a CLEO sign off for each person in the trust. Their process is currently accepting citizen input before the rule changes.

If the rule changes, it will effectively mean that no one in Harris county will be able to pay the $200 transfer tax to get another NFA item.

In Tennessee there are very few NFA Trusts because state law requires CLEO's to sign the forms in a timely fashion.

What I was trying to say with this thread is:
We should push for a similar law for Texas in 2015.


I thought after the Heller decision, we would all start buying suppressors to be polite to our neighbors.
by tomneal
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Re: Wait 'til next year

It's more than just sheriffs.
The District Attorney can sign and so can your city's chief of police.
I suspect there are others.

I am concerned that Sheriffs and DA's are elected in Texas and I am not sure how much the Legislature can control their actions.
by tomneal
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10406

Wait 'til next year

Ok. It's not next year but the next session in 2015.

Looks like Texas may need something like this:
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/acts/103/pub/pc0275.pdf
for NFA gun owners.

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