By D.B. Hirsch
May 30, 2015 8:03 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Texas lawmakers on Friday, May 29, approved a bill allowing licensed residents to openly carry handguns in a belt or shoulder holster. The law had been the subject of fresh controversy in recent weeks, following the deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, and legal wrangling over provisions that stirred police opposition. House Bill 910 overturns a ban…
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Anomaly 100 May 30th, 2015 at 8:13 am
This post made me hate-tweet Abbott. Just exercising my First Amendment rights.
Suzanne McFly May 30th, 2015 at 9:07 am
There you go, picking on a handicap….and I am not referring to the wheelchair, I am speaking of his mental handicap.
labman57 May 30th, 2015 at 9:12 am
Mamma, don’t let your sons grow up to be (Texan) cowboys … they’re now more likely to end up shooting somebody — either by accident or in a moment of rage — or end up dead themselves.
Roctuna May 30th, 2015 at 9:17 am
Abbot said “Well, the shootout occurred when we don’t have open carry. So obviously the current laws didn’t stop anything like that.” The illogic of that sentence is appalling. Current laws don”t totally stop all kinds of crime. I guess we’ll be repealing all the criminal statutes in Texas soon. The tea is insane.
eyelashviper May 30th, 2015 at 9:39 am
Just preparing for Jade Helm….more armed crazeees roaming the streets and roads in Texas, just what is needed….maybe they can shoot the rain, the floods, and other actual hazards threatening their fair state.
Dwendt44 May 30th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
Like a Colt six shooter is going to deter a soldier with an M-16 or M-60. Not to mention a Abrams M1A1 tank.
eyelashviper May 30th, 2015 at 2:55 pm
In their juvenile fantasies….those dudes have very little contact with reality.
KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker May 30th, 2015 at 9:46 am
More insanity from people who are too askeert to simply go out in public without a gun.
NW10 May 30th, 2015 at 9:51 am
Um Cara May 30th, 2015 at 10:29 am
Texas was one of the few states that did not allow open carry, now it is one of the few states that requires a permit to do so. I’m not happy about this law – but y’all have plenty of other states you can denigrate on this issue.
craig7120 May 31st, 2015 at 11:53 am
Poor Texas, it has decided to jump in the pool of states allowed to carry with permit, don’t worry, my state, Missouri will catch ya, although we hang out at the kooky deep end, we are the Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Johnny Weissmuller rolled into one of a gun crazy state.
Yeeehaw! Come and get ya some
robert May 30th, 2015 at 7:56 pm
so the waco tx. biker gun fight wasn’t enough to sink this law
is there such thing as wild west outlaw stolen valor ?
granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:59 pm
IT’S THE 21st CENTURY YA’LL.
North Korea now has Nuclear Arms briefcases!
get with the times and UPHOLD your 2nd Amendment RIGHT to keep and bear ARMS!