A dangerous concept !

leVieux

Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"
Mar 28, 2013
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Saint Martinville, LA
I repeatedly hear this from those new to CHL's & legal C.C.: "I'll carry ONLY when I need to !" While this may be an understandable sentiment, it is extremely naïve and dangerous. Try applying this to other of life's "safety systems": "I'll only wear my seat belt (life preserver) when I need to." Or, "We'll only have our Fire Department on-duty when we need to." Our publications are replete with sad, sad stories of "IF ONLY I had had a gun!" So, don't let this be you. Carry whenever you legally and practically can. Please ! . . . . . . . . . . . . ?Comments ?
 

AngeliaH

Life's Peachy
TGT Supporter
Aug 5, 2012
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Central Texas
My question would be "define need to? ".
How can you know? I carry when ever legaly possible to do so. I don't want "if only she had had her gun" to be my legacy.
 

CZ guy

Active Member
May 13, 2008
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Left of Galveston Bay
I actually heard that the other day, almost verbatim. So, I pulled out a ten dollar bill and handed to the guy and asked him to buy me some lotto tickets. He looked at me like I was crazy. I told him if he could foresee future 'life and death' issues, picking a few numbers should be a breeze!
 

Dawico

Uncoiled
Lifetime Member
Oct 15, 2009
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Lampasas, Texas
I actually heard that the other day, almost verbatim. So, I pulled out a ten dollar bill and handed to the guy and asked him to buy me some lotto tickets. He looked at me like I was crazy. I told him if he could foresee future 'life and death' issues, picking a few numbers should be a breeze!
Good comeback.

If you can predict the future like that then why carry a handgun? A shotgun or rifle is a much better choice.
 

txbikerman

TGT Addict
Jul 10, 2013
5,966
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mckinney
i am still getting in the habit carrying. I cant carry at work, a hospital, so i have to make a consciences effort, but it getting easier,
 
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bcannon87

Active Member
Dec 22, 2011
690
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East Texas
To me every legal opportunity to carry is a "need to." Old adage sticks true here: "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it"
 

bcannon87

Active Member
Dec 22, 2011
690
38
East Texas
i am still getting in the habit carrying. I cant carry at work, a hospital, so i have to make a consciences effort, but it getting easier,
Just curious does the hospital have the correct signage as prescribed here:
PC §30.06. TRESPASS BY HOLDER OF LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED HANDGUN. (a) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder:
(1) carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, on property of another without effective consent;
and (2) received notice that:
(A) entry on t he property by a l icense holder with a concealed
handgun was forbidden; or
(B) remaining on t he property with a concealed handgun was
forbidden and failed to depart.
(b) For purposes of this section, a person receives notice if the owner
of the property or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner provides notice to the person by oral or written communication.
(c) In this section:
(1) “Entry” has the meaning assigned by Section 30.05(b).
(2) “License holder” has the meaning assigned by Section 46.035(f). (3) “Written communication” means:
(A) a card or other document on which is written language identical to the following: “Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by holder of license to carry a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (concealed handgun law), may not enter this property with a c oncealed handgun”; or
(B) a sign posted on the property that:
(i) includes the language described by Paragraph (A) in both
English and Spanish;
(ii) appears in contrasting colors with block letters at least one
inch in height; and
public. (iii) is displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.


if it does not than you are legal to carry in the hospital:

(i) Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (c) do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06.

Hospitals are subsection (b)(4).
 

txbikerman

TGT Addict
Jul 10, 2013
5,966
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mckinney
yes they do, also its our company policy,that we cant carry.i don't work directly for the hospital, we have a contract with it. so it stays in my truck til after work
 

kusai

Well-Known
Oct 30, 2011
1,522
36
Bedford TX
Carry everywhere and avoid 30-06 posted places.
 
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