Monday, March 28, 2011

Texas Constitutional Carry - the beginning

This blog is being written to facilitate the effort for Texas to become one of the few (so far) states in the United States to allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit, otherwise known as, Constitutional Carry.  The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:

As passed by the Congress:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
As ratified by the States:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Currently, Texas has laws allowing a Texas citizen to obtain a permit, after meeting certain qualifications, to carry a concealed firearm under most conditions within Texas.  One of the qualifications is that the applicant have no felony background.  In order for a person in Texas to purchase a firearm, he/she must meet the same requirement, usually through a Federal instant check.

Stay tuned as I will post a sample letter that you can use to email, fax, or postal mail and also use as talking points if you should call your representative, senator and governor or lt. governor.


  1. Lets get this started! How can we spread the word? How to gain momentium? There are lots of supporters here in Amarillo. Just point us in the right direction.

    1. Hey Brian,

      Thanks for the comment. To get started today, we need to do several things. One, write both your Texas State Representative and your Texas State Senator by any means that works for you. Second, write letters the editor of your local newspaper. Third, comment on pertinent articles in the online version of your local newspaper and TV stations. Your comments may want to point out how that if the victim had a concealed weapon he/she might be a victim. If a weapon was used by a home owner or driver to stop a crime, point out how the use of the weapon stopped the crime and that anyone (without a criminal record) should have a weapon to do the same. Thanks again!


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