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Letter from A.X. Perez

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Letter from A.X. Perez

Gun Law News

HB1927 has been reported favorably out of committee on 30 April, 2021. For those of you who don’t live in Texas, this is a law:

"Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm or other weapon"

Or in other words constitutional carry. Basically, this law gets rid of the requirement that one must have a license to carry a handgun in public. To be honest, I’ve lost track of whether it goes to the Calendar Committee or straight to the floor. Constitutional carry is a plank of the Texas State Republican Party platform. Governor Abbott has said he will sign the bill if it gets to his desk. Lt. Gov. Patrick originally claimed he didn’t have the votes to pass HB 1927, but these votes appear to have, well, appeared. The usual suspects have come out to speak against constitutional carry.

The most common argument is that untrained, irresponsible people will now be carrying guns all over the place. In response I must point out that UIP’s are already carrying handguns all over the place without licenses , and that a license is not required to carry long guns and non NFA weapons (E.g. Tac-13’s) publicly in Texas. The only people affected are honest people who are in fear of their lives who do not want to get a license, either because of poverty, or an inability to wait the thirty days for the license to arrive in the mail. A carry license is not some talisman, the lack of which makes it impossible to carry a pistol without a license unless you are in your house or car, hunting, or other circumstances where no license is needed.

The most common reason honest people have to go heeled is to protect their lives or the lives of people they are morally and/or legally bound to protect. New York and a few other jurisdictions require a "special" reason, like protecting your bosses’ money or a bag of diamonds or are a big shot. This is the so called "may issue" standard. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Corlett, the Supreme Court will be examining whether it is Constitutional to require this "special need" to get a license. Those who require a special need over and above self-defense are crying foul. Do not take this as proof they expect to lose, see it for what it is, elitists rejecting the idea that the lives of the hoi polloi have sufficient value that said HP must be allowed to bear arms to defend them.

Please note that the 2nd Amendment does not guarantee a right to self-defense. It guarantees the right to own the means of self-defense. That right is one of the rights guaranteed by the 9th Amendment ( The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.) Have no doubt the elite are more than happy to make life a privilege they control.

A.X. Perez
perez180ehs@hotmail.com

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Letter from Donald Beeler

I’m Tired

Hello!

As I get older my time has become limited. I have five different browsers—TOR, safari, opera, epic, and firefox with hundreds of bookmarks. I might view others only a few times a year if ever.

I try to keep up but finding V-blog sites such as BIT CHUTE https://www.bitchute.com/ where there are dozens of freedom of speech sites the commentary lasts for over a hour if not more. I can’t watch the long ones.

Think of your audience. Get to the point. Be ruthless in your editing.

Best wishes,

Donald Beeler
Donald_Beeler@yahoo.com

Do or do not. There is no try.

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