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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:01 PM

Yep, even in TX, toting around a pistol (except on you own land) was outlawed for more than 100 yrs

Even in gun-crazy Texas, carrying a handgun outside of one's home beyond one's own property was not the law of the land until 1995.
https://www.texasfirearmscoalition.com/index.php/editorials/37-straight-talk-about-open-carry

See, the thing is, the nation matured following the insanity of the civil war and decided that, hey, maybe having a bunch of folks wandering the highways and byways of America armed with pistols may not be the best thing for a civilized society. So the powers that be in most states banned the carrying of handguns, except in the case of sworn law enforcement personnel or the aforementioned rare, special use permit holders. Yep, even in Texas, toting around a pistol (except on you own land) was outlawed for more than 100 years:

It will probably be helpful to briefly cover the history of open-carry in Texas before getting into the issues that have arisen in the past and that we can expect to hear again in 2013. Since shortly after the end of the Civil War, it is been illegal for Texans to carry handguns outside your home, except in very limited circumstances https://www.texasfirearmscoalition.com/index.php/editorials/37-straight-talk-about-open-carry

In 1995, the Texas Legislature passed the first concealed handgun statute creating a system whereby Texans and nonresidents could obtain a Concealed Handgun License. The statute requires everyone who carries a handgun under the authority of their Concealed Handgun License to keep their handgun concealed so it will not be seen by the general public.



LOTS MORE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/31/1266077/-RKBA-Exploding-the-myth-of-gun-toting-in-America

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kpete Dec 2013 OP
jsr Dec 2013 #1
aikoaiko Dec 2013 #2
former9thward Dec 2013 #3
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2013 #4
Straw Man Jan 2014 #5
Eleanors38 Jan 2014 #6
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:02 PM

1. Recommend

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:00 PM

2. The wave of liberal carrying laws started before TX



And its much bigger than Texas.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:40 PM

3. A lot of rights were outlawed for 100 years or more.

Integrated public facilities and schools. The ability of whites to marry blacks. Gay marriage. Your point?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:48 PM

4. "Since shortly after the end of the Civil War..."

 

There's your reason...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 02:42 AM

5. Hard to imagine ...

... that for all those years it was possible to legally carry in handgun in New York but not in Texas. Who'da thunk it?

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:53 AM

6. NYC's Sullivan Laws: Based on anti-Italian fear mongering.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 04:20 PM

8. True ...

... but at least the Sullivan Law allowed carry with a permit. Texans didn't even have that opportunity.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:57 AM

7. Check those dates again & think: Jim (large, raucus black bird) Laws.

 

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