..at the Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend, Sep. 27 – 29, 2013!
PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- It’s free, the leaders of the gun-rights movement will be there, you get more than $100 in free books, wonderful evening receptions and lunch on Saturday, it’s the place to be.
See the list of luminaries. Organized for the 28th year in a row by the Second Amendment Foundation http://www.saf.org, Marriott Hotel Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Texas by the way got an overhaul of its gun and discreet carry (CHL) laws, many effective Sep. 1, 2013:
- –Mandatory carry-license training has been reduced from 10-15 hours to 4-6 hours.
- –Renewals are now a paperwork and taxing process that can be concluded online, with no new testing required.
- –Instructors no longer go to the DPS range for testing, they now test each other at a range of their own choosing.
- –The risk CHLs used to face for having a gun momentarily show through concealment has been mitigated.
- –The protections of the Motorist Protection Act have been extended somewhat to colleges and universities.
- –The preemption law got some teeth, and BB and air guns are included.
- –Hotels that want to ban your civil right to arms must give you notice or face minor criminal penalties.
- –A program to provide armed guards in schools (“School Marshals”) is underway, though it will be a while before it is robust.
- –The abusive policy of destroying firearms in police custody has ended. Those guns must be sold, the money used to fight crime.
- –The “SA” and “NSA” distinction between semi-autos and non-semi-autos has been abandoned.
- –Using your social security number for identification in the CHL program is now banned.
- –Some other smaller changes have also been made. They are noted in the update summaries at GunLaws.com, below.
- –The DPS website may not have caught up with all these changes, but will as soon as they are able.
Complete Texas gun law update:
I’ll have copies in Houston, ask me for one.
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