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National Gun-Carry Reciprocity Bill Moves to Mark Up in the House

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by motorcarman, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. NavyVet1959

    NavyVet1959 Curmudgeon Extraordinaire

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    Texas, ya'll
    https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/LTC/reports/demographics.htm

    Calendar Year -- Licenses Issued
    2016 -- 369,117
    2015 -- 217,588
    2014 -- 246,326
    2013 -- 242,641
    2012 -- 146,346

    I don't think that it should be based on who is eligible for LTC, but rather against mostly the base population since you don't necessarily know whether a person is eligible when you see them going about their business shopping at a store or whatever.

    The DPS statistics just state "licenses issued" and does not specify whether it is a renewal or a new license. This would affect the statistics somewhat since new licenses are good for 4 years and renewals are good for 5 years (last I heard). I don't remember when that changed, so you might have to take that into account for a truly accurate percentage.

    2012-2016 -- Population -- Percentage
    1,222,018 -- 25.1M -- 4.8686%
    1,222,018 -- 20.6M -- 5.9321%

    2013-2016 -- Population -- Percentage
    1,075,672 -- 25.1M -- 4.2853%
    1,075,672 -- 20.6M -- 5.2217%

    And I did not take into account licenses that have been revoke or licenses that are still valid, but the license holder has died from old age or whatever.

    Now, with respect to OC, I was recently in Las Vegas and I saw more people OCing in a couple of days than I have seen in Texas over the last year. That might be because they do not require a license for OC plus they have regulations where it is legal to OC in some places, but you cannot CC in that same place.
     


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  2. Lunyfringe

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    This was especially funny when you've lived in a state with UNLICENSED open carry, the way God and the founding fathers intended.

    Whomever was acting worried about that publicly needs to officially have their party changed from (D) to (DS) party.
     
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  3. easy rider

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    To me it's only one LTC holder that really matters. No offence.
     
  4. gll

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    I don't find percentages very useful where there is no possibility of reaching 100%... When I see a toddler (included in population demographics), I'm pretty sure he isn't LTC; likewise, I'm hoping the guy in the orange jumpsuit isn't.


    Granted I don't get out much, but if I ever saw anyone OC, when I do get out, I'd be way more likely to OC, myself. When I have OC'ed, I feel really exposed, feeling which I know can only be unlearned by the OC'ing that I think about and then don't do. Around home, I always OC, but even in my little town of Utopia I am a rarity, if I do.

    The whole National Reciprocity thing seems like an in for the Fed Gov to regulate something they've not had a hand in before. I see where it looks good to some who travel a lot, but I'm afraid in the long run, it won't turn out good. I'm surprised the Dems don't see that and jump on the bandwagon to pass it, but I guess since NRA supports it...
     
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  5. BRD@66

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    Well thank you for your concern about my well-being.
     
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  6. easy rider

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    I imagine yours is probably the most that matters most to you too.
     
  7. easy rider

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    Suffice it to say that if national reciprocity were to pass that most the states that Texas doesn't have reciprocity with now are not all of a sudden going to become friendly towards people carrying. You can probably bet they are going to try to enact laws that will become problematic to those who do.
     
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  8. NavyVet1959

    NavyVet1959 Curmudgeon Extraordinaire

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't try something ridiculous like making it so that you needed a license to carry ammo. Never underestimate the inherent evil in those who would choose to violate (what are supposed to be) our Constitutionally protected rights.
     
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  9. Wildcat Diva

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    I think this was the point that the video I referenced was trying to make.
     
  10. easy rider

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    Yeah, I just don't see many of those states rolling over on this.
     


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