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Offline Elderberry

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NRA-ILA March 1, 2019

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190301/texas-house-committee-to-consider-critical-self-defense-reform-measure-protecting-the-right-to-carry-during-emergencies

Texans should be able to protect themselves and their loved ones, and to legally transport their lawfully-owned handguns, if they are evacuating by means other than their personal vehicles or their own watercraft during a mandatory evacuation order.  They should not be denied the ability to take certain firearms with them for fear of breaking the law and be forced to leave them behind for potential looters.  These bills are especially important for law-abiding residents of a state that is prone to evacuations due to hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

House Bill 1177 would offer temporary protection to honest Texans whose licenses are lost or damaged due to flood, wind or fire, and to those who don’t have a license because they never envisioned a need to transport or carry their handguns outside the home.  The proposed legislation is similar to a Florida law, which has been in effect since 2015.

The committee will meet at 8:00am in room E2.016 of the Capitol Extension.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 1177 to ensure that disaster victims don’t become victimized twice.

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Offline Sanguine

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NRA-ILA March 1, 2019

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190301/texas-house-committee-to-consider-critical-self-defense-reform-measure-protecting-the-right-to-carry-during-emergencies

Texans should be able to protect themselves and their loved ones, and to legally transport their lawfully-owned handguns, if they are evacuating by means other than their personal vehicles or their own watercraft during a mandatory evacuation order.  They should not be denied the ability to take certain firearms with them for fear of breaking the law and be forced to leave them behind for potential looters.  These bills are especially important for law-abiding residents of a state that is prone to evacuations due to hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

House Bill 1177 would offer temporary protection to honest Texans whose licenses are lost or damaged due to flood, wind or fire, and to those who don’t have a license because they never envisioned a need to transport or carry their handguns outside the home.  The proposed legislation is similar to a Florida law, which has been in effect since 2015.

The committee will meet at 8:00am in room E2.016 of the Capitol Extension.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 1177 to ensure that disaster victims don’t become victimized twice.

@Elderberry, we don't have to license our weapons in Texas.  What am I missing?
Cui bono?

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Offline Elderberry

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@Elderberry, we don't have to license our weapons in Texas.  What am I missing?
@Sanguine

In Texas there are very few circumstances that allow you to be armed with a handgun away from your vehicle or home, unless you have a Concealed Carry Permit. This bill would allow you, in time of emergency, to be armed with a handgun. away from your home and vehicle, as you seek shelter, or are being rescued.
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@Sanguine

In Texas there are very few circumstances that allow you to be armed with a handgun away from your vehicle or home, unless you have a Concealed Carry Permit. This bill would allow you, in time of emergency, to be armed with a handgun. away from your home and vehicle, as you seek shelter, or are being rescued.

Oh, ok.
Cui bono?

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