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TCHA 17th Annual Convention coming to Kerrville in February
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The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 17th Annual Conference, Feb. 28 to March 2 at the YO Ranch Resort. TCHA is continuing to offer education during the seventeenth Annual Conference. We will offer continuing education to instructors and noninstructors alike. This is the start of a program designed to improve the knowledge and skills of CHL holders. The goal of this program is to set a standard of excellence that may become the normal requirement within the CHL community. Several courses will be offered.
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Bill introduced to allow concealed carry permits to transfer across state lines like drivers licenses
Townhall.com
Texas Sen. John Cornyn has introduced new legislation that if passed would allow concealed carry holders to travel from state to state without fear of breaking the law. The idea is similar to national reciprocity and concealed carry permits would be recognized as legal just like a driver's license.
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Open carry debate dominates Capitol gun rally
San Antonio Express-News
More than 100 gun rights supporters, including several Republican candidates for statewide office and a former presidential candidate, rallied recently at the state Capitol against further restrictions on carrying firearms. "If we don't exercise the freedoms that we have, then they're going to get taken away," Gary Johnson, a former Libertarian presidential candidate and former governor of New Mexico, told about 150 demonstrators.
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Concealed permits for handguns double in South East Texas
Beaumont Enterprise
Kristin Jordan Case is not a gun person. Yet the 31-year-old mother of four plans to get a concealed handgun license by the end of the month because she wants to be able to protect her children. "It doesn't feel as safe as it used to," she said. Case is not alone. In Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties, 13,830 people had a permit to carry a concealed handgun in 2012, the most recent data available from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the agency that issues concealed handgun licenses.
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Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement
Fox News
A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete. The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation's most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called "microstamping" technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun's performance.
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Newspaper conglomerate considers building massive database of gun owners
The Daily Caller
A U.S. newspaper conglomerate has considered building state-by-state databases of people who have the right to carry concealed firearms. Civitas Media, which owns 88 newspapers in 12 states and more than 100 total publications, is planning to use public records requests to build their databases, according to an internal Civitas email obtained by the Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio.
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Argyle ISD 'marshals' will soon carry guns on campus
Dallas Observer
Like air marshals, the identities of Argyle ISD's "marshals" will remain secret. This anonymous contingent of staff members, known only to school administration, the local police and the Texas Department of Public Safety, has been authorized to possess handguns on campus to respond to the threat of an "active shooter." The school board approved the policy in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
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Gun charge against Texas lawmaker dropped
Austin American Statesman
An Austin judge has dismissed the case against a state lawmaker from San Angelo accused of having a gun in his carry-on luggage at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported that state District Judge Cliff Brown dropped the case against state Rep. Drew Darby at the request of the Travis County district attorney's office.
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Purses for guns are the height of fashion
Georgian Straight
Are you caught in that familiar quandary of needing to carry your concealed handgun to the theatre on opening night but realizing that you have nothing in the way of evening holsters/bags to match that elegant black strapless number you just bought? If you live in Canada, this probably doesn’t occur to you very often (unless you’re gunning for theatre critics). In the U.S., however, it supports an industry.
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2 Texas cities top list for most guns brought to airports
Houston Chronicles
When it comes to handguns, Texans it seems will never tire of bringing them to the airport, at least according to numbers released by the Transportation Security Administration. Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport were second and third only to Atlanta when it comes to the number of loaded or chambered handguns confiscated at TSA checkpoints during 2013, according to the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, which analyzed the cumulative TSA data found on the agency's official blog.
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