Liberals and their asinine gun policies might fly in places like New York, but deep in the south, having a firearm is just a way of life for many Americans. Now Texans are taking their love of guns a step even further, introducing a Constitutional Carry bill that would allow citizens to freely roam with their guns in tow, without the need for a gun permit.
Republican State Rep. Jonathan Stickland has filed for a Constitutional Carry bill, and believes that policy would in fact help curb gun violence in the state.
“The truth is gun owners in Texas are not flashy. They just want to be able to protect themselves and their families and their loved ones and not have to depend on someone else to do that,” said Republican State Rep. Jonathan Stickland.
“This is meant to restore the constitutional rights of Texans to be able to carry a firearm without being forced to take a government-mandated test and pay a fee,” Stickland went on.
Gun advocate and handgun license instructor Michael Cargill is all for the bill, saying that if you’re able to possess a gun, you should be able to carry it out in the open without a permit.
“There are other states that have gotten Constitutional Carry where their handgun license program still flourishes and people still get the handgun license because they want to travel outside of the state,” Cargill said.
But gun-hating liberals in Texas are very apprehensive about the bill, saying this type of measure would not keep firearms out of the hands of children and criminals.
“There are so many other issues that are facing Texas right now and it doesn’t make any sense for our legislature to focus on a bill, permit-less carry, that will make our neighborhoods less safe,”Kathleen Loughlin, a volunteer from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America stated.
We’ll see if the bill gets any backing. So far, Representative Stickland is very optimistic, and says he hopes to get support from fellow legislators and get the bill referred to committee. He also believes that there will be an even bigger push for constitutional carry, than open carry in his state.
H/T [FOX 7 Austin]