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Howard Nemerov

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May 10, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Texas legislator Tim Kleinschmidt (R-17), authored HB 1463. This bill is a near-copy of SB 905, which gives special concealed carry privileges to Texas legislators, U.S. attorneys, and certain “noncommissioned employee [not law enforcement] of the Department of Public Safety.

I asked Tim about his bill:

“What’s with HB 1463? Seems like certain people get extra carry rights. Why shouldn’t I get to carry into a bar, too. I don’t drink.”

He replied:

“We will try to use this (originating from Sen Patrick) to broaden the CHL [concealed handgun licensee] carry options. Watch for amendments.”

Apparently, legislators who have traditionally been friends to gun owners may be planning to use SB 905 as a wedge.

Stay tuned, and stay involved. Have you called your representatives today?

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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