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.