How to respond

Recently I have heard some remarkable ignorant things said by local law enforcement about the new Open Carry in Texas.   Here are some ideas on how to respond to the foolishness: Anti gunner says, "If someone comes in to shoot people and you are carrying your handgun openly, who do you think they will shoot first?" Response 1: If someone comes in to shoot people, and no one is carrying a handgun, who do you think they will shoot first? Response 2: If someone comes in to shoot people, Read more [...]
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Open Carry is Here; Oh, my!

Some Police Chiefs have been telling business owners that they, "Must Put Up the Sign"..... the Texas PC 30.07 sign.   But many of the business owners asked me if this is true and I told them, "NO". Fortunately most of them have held off on the signs to see if there would be a problem in the first place: so far, NOTHING. You do not have to put up the sign.  PC 30.06 and PC 30.07 both clearly state that all you have to do is, "Give Effective Notice".  This can be in the form of verbal notice, Read more [...]
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The New Guy

Howard Harkness was the founder of www.chl-tx.com and Pro-Count.inc.   Born and raised in the State of Texas, Howard is a 5th Generation Texan that graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. For some reason, he has decided to move to Oklahoma.   However, in full disclosure, Howard also moved to New York about 20 or 30 years ago and then promptly moved back.   So it is possible that he will be back soon enough.  When that time comes, he will take back his rightful place at the helm Read more [...]
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Moving to Oklahoma

I landed a job in Broken Arrow, OK, writing software for flight simulators. This is a major upheaval for me, similar in scope to some other major upheavals, such as when I joined the Navy, when I got out of the Navy, when I got married, when my daughter was born, and a couple of other major life changes. I don't expect to be in a position to continue teaching Texas CHL classes for the next several years. I may check into seeing what it takes to teach concealed carry classes in Oklahoma, but Read more [...]
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Texas Call To Action!

Last time, the campus carry bill was defeated by an A&M official telling the committee members that if they allowed the bill out of committee, they would not get their complimentary season tickets to the A&M games. Looks like the Leftist haters of your civil rights are at their unethical tactics again. Per the request of Texas Law Shield, I am posting the email I got from them today. April 10, 2015 Texas Read more [...]
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