New-to-the-Blogroll Tyler of Mississippi Rebel alerted me to potential changes in Texas carry restrictions.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott reaffirmed his support for efforts to legalize the open carry of handguns in Texas. Texas is one of only six states in the United States where open carry remains illegal.
“If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it’s good enough for the state of Texas, Abbott said following his election on November 4th. “If an open carry bill is passed by the House and Senate and arrives at my desk, I will sign it into law.”
We had *un-loaded* Open-Carry as a possible option here in CA until recently when the Democrat-controlled One-Party Stupidslature banned it. What happened was a bunch of OC advocates got a little too-much media attention for the cause, and that scared the soccer-moms at Starbucks with their publicity, which in turn awakened a sleeping Moron in the legislature, who did what One-Party morons do when they compete for attention within a narrow-band of Leftist extremes – he wrote a bill banning it. Too bad it wasn’t State Sen. Gun-Runner Leland Yee – but the irony of that would have been explosive.
Anyhow good luck to Texas and we hope here now that with OC banned and CCW revealed by the Peruta decision to be significantly withheld by illegal bias, that CCW in California will become basically Shall Issue under court order throughout the state. The AG is fighting it but the most recent judgment that disallowed the State’s 10-Day Waiting Period did not go her way.
As John Richardson at No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money had to say:
Telling a judge you have more important stuff to do than to comply with his order really isn’t the smartest thing in the world to do as Kamala and her minions found out. Judge Ishii, said in his best judge-speak, “dude, don’t give me that sh*@”.
The problem is that Defendant believes that other projects are deserving of greater priority. See id. There is no description of what these critical projects are or when the deadlines might be, nor is there an explanation of why outside contractors cannot be utilized for some of those projects, nor is there an explanation of why computer personnel from different departments or agencies cannot be utilized. A bench trial has concluded, and a law that is actively being enforced has been found to be unconstitutional. The Court does not know how Defendant or the BOF prioritizes projects, but dealing with an unconstitutional law should be towards the top of the list.
The bottom line is that Judge Ishii is not going to stay his decision nor is he going to give the California Department of Justice and its Bureau of Firearms more time than the 6 months he already gave them.
So neener-neener Kamela Harris, ex-girlfriend of old and decrepit but extremely well-dressed long-time Sacto Political-Fixer, Willie Brown.
Totally agree with Heresolong…
Dragged kicking and screaming…
Good on Judge Ishii, but it’s ridiculous it has to be that way. Like adults having to deal with a bunch of spoiled brats.
“Spoiled Brats” is a good description of the CA Democrat Politburo, also intellectually stagnant and unchallenged.
I had to laugh when I read the bit about “computer personnel”. Some years ago, I had a friend who was building a database for Cal-Trans. Halfway into a contract (18-24 months?), he gets to work in Sacatomato and finds the doors locked and a notice posted that he’s done, due to a change in political regimes from an election. IIRC, they scrapped his work, and gave the job to some political appointee’s nephew or some such. Typical .gov move to waste time and money, and get second rate results.
At the time, people who could do what he did with Oracle were somewhat rare. He moved all around the country doing that for companies. Even Oracle hired him. (told me he couldn’t stand the founder)
Oracle’s Larry Ellison founder is a craven narcissistic moon-bat.
Best thing that ever happened to California carry was the legislature banning open carry. First of all, it was a pathetic version of OC where it only applied outside city limits and it only applied to unloaded guns. As long as there was OC, however, there was no legitimate legal argument to reform concealed carry since the citizens had the right to carry in one form or another. With the banning of OC there was no provision at all under California law to carry in any manner, opening the door to the current court decision.
Yey, I really think that’s about the best analysis – we simply couldn’t move forward with an anemic OC such as we had, and now we have another lever to pry-away at the political obstructions.
It’s one step and a time, and shall issue is a HUGE step for y’all…