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Texas House relaxes airport laws for handgun license holders

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by HK_User, May 14, 2015.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Chris Fulster, of Broadway Bait Rod and Gun, displays a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at his shop on Thursday, June 26, 2008 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Thursday, May 07, 2015 02:01PM
    AUSTIN, TX --
    In Texas, it seems almost as common for travelers in airport security lines to forget they are carrying a handgun as it is for them to fail to take off their belts or shoes.

    A bill that passed the House on Thursday would forgive concealed handgun license holders for such lapses.

    Republican Rep. Drew Springer's measure would protect from being arrested a licensee who is caught in security with a handgun and immediately leaves the area.

    The offense is currently a state felony. In 2013, Rep. Drew Darby was arrested in Austin after officers found a loaded pistol in his carry-on luggage that he said he'd forgotten about.

    The Transportation Safety Administration confiscated 2,212 guns at airports in 2014, including 350-plus in Texas.

    The bill now heads to the Senate.
  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    One of my friends works for Springer, will have to tell her to pat him on the back for me.
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Yup, the skills you have to learn in CC also means you are more often than not have a Gun on you.
    That becomes a habit and is just part of how you dress and then the fateful day comes that you walk into an Airport should not mean that you are a felon.

    Tell her good job from me also.
    Yard Dart, oldawg and ditch witch like this.
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