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Retired Texas Ranger among sessions at 2015 conference
TCHA
The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 18th annual conference, March 6-8, 2015 at the YO Ranch Resort in Kerrville. TCHA is continuing to offer education during the eighteenth Annual Conference. We will offer continuing education to instructors and non-instructors alike. Our keynote speaker is retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. He will highlight the Saturday evening banquet.
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Open, campus carry bills pass senate panel
The Texas Tribune
After a hearing that lasted almost eight hours, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed bills that would lift a ban on concealed handguns at university campuses (Senate Bill 11) and allow license holders to carry holstered handguns openly (Senate Bill 17). Both measures passed 7-2, with the committee's two Democrats voting against, and now proceed to the full Senate.
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Business groups add their voice to open-carry debate in Texas Senate
San Antonio Business Journal
Business associations had a noticeable presence at the Texas Capitol for hearings on gun bills to make sure their rights were protected in order to have a say whether or not weapons could be carried on their property. Cathy DeWitt, vice president of governmental affairs at the Texas Association of Business, said the open-carry bill being considered by the Senate State Affairs Committee, Senate Bill 17, would be the one her association would support. The original language of the bill, which will face any number of amendments on the Senate floor, parallels the concealed handgun law when it comes to the rights of business owners.
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Judge rules federal interstate handgun transfer ban unconstitutional
Reuters
A U.S. ban on the interstate sales of handguns by federal firearms dealers to buyers from other states violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Texas ruled. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
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Collin County city talks logistics of arming teachers
WFAA-TV
The small city of Anna is on the verge of making a big-time decision. It's a decision that would put its school district in a very small minority of schools allowing teachers to carry a firearm. The proposal is called the Defender Program. It would be strictly voluntary for staff and would require psychological screenings, a Texas concealed handgun license and 24 hours of active shooter training.
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Terrific 10: 10mm Auto then and now
Shooting Times
In the early 1970’s, a gentleman by the name of Whit Collins approached Colonel Jeff Cooper with the idea of developing a powerful .40 caliber cartridge that would fit in a modified Browning Hi-Power and would offer a serious boost in power over the 9mm and .45 Automatic. Cooper’s idea was to develop a .40-caliber load that pushed a 200-grain bullet at about 1,000 feet-per-second, a substantial increase in power over existing law enforcement loads.
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Open carrying of guns in other states has its limits
The Dallas Morning News
A startling statistic has helped fuel Texas' heated debate over whether to allow the open carrying of handguns: The gun-loving Lone Star State is 1 of just 6 states to prohibit the act. The figure is correct, but it may suggest open carry is much more common than it is in many states. Legal and cultural practicalities in many states effectively limit how many people carry handguns in public view.
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Sheriff: Shooting victim pointed gun at cops before being fired upon
Waco Tribune-Herald
A career criminal who was shot and killed following a high-speed chase on Interstate 35 last week had pointed his gun at law-enforcement officers, leading to his shooting, according to McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Several agencies took part in the 20-minute pursuit and the resulting scene recently, when Jimmy Ray Robinson Jr.'s green Ford Expedition left the roadway and was surrounded by law-enforcement officials before he ultimately was fatally shot.
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Pennsylvania township's signs read: This is not a gun free zone
Lancaster Online
Pennsylvania's Conoy Township has a message for criminals who might be thinking about preying on its residents: This is not a gun-free zone. And that's exactly what visitors will see once all the signs are securely in place along every road leading into the township.
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