Police not happy about relaxation of TX CHL law

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by ml1209, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    Not sure if this is a dupe, but it was new to me.

    http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090907_tnt_concealed-handgun-law.157ad644c.html

     


  2. Texas1911

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    I don't see the big deal, if you conceal the gun in the car without a license it's not like they'd ever know it was there since you don't have to tell them. Hell, you can leave a loaded long-gun in the car too, in plain sight.

    I guess it's OK for cops to have a firearm, but they are evidently scared of a CHL holder having one. It's OK for a cop to point his firearm at me, for his safety, but somehow I have no obligation to the same thing.

    This sounds like a pile of crap if you ask me, and moreso like a few cops are getting mad at losing out on some power over the people. I don't know of a single cop locally that I've known or talked to that is concerned with CHL holders. Hell, half of them are CHL holders. I smell politics.
     
  3. TxEMTP69

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    Most of the cops I know don't care, one way or the other. Most of them prefer more CHL'rs out there
     
  4. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    I know a few cops who aren't pleased with it, but quite frankly, tuff shibit! They are charged with enforcing the laws, not interpreting them.
     
  5. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Exactly, I know all of my cop friends aren't concerned at all with CHL holders. Hell, one of them is a CHL instructor, LOL.
     
  6. Texas Solo

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    Gary Blankinship, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, said the new rules could put officers at risk.



    I have a problem with this....he's one man, and does NOT necessarily speak for all the Officers.


    “We feel like the way it was was much safer,” Blankinship said.


    Who is "We" ??? Did he poll the entire union??
     
  7. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    And it's legal to have a concealed weapon in your vehicle in TX without a CHL anyway.

    It does stink of politics.
     
  8. MadMo44Mag

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  9. DCortez

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    +1

    Closet Democrats
     
  10. cuate

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    Only law enforcement person I ever had the opportunity to show my CHL card to wasn't in the least interested. His advice was "Slow down" & a warning ticket. He was a middle aged Texas Highway Patrolman. I know, we call them by the yankee term "State Troopers" now, or y'all do. I don't.
     

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