House Bill Would Require Gun Owners To Have Liability Insurance

House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a “weapon”, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it.

If you believe their agenda is just about background checks, think again.

Deadline Looms for Open Carry Legislation in Texas!

Members who have fought long and hard for the passage of Open Carry legislation this session must continue to call their state Senator and state Representative and strongly urge them to adopt the conference committee report on HB 910 when it comes before them for consideration. Otherwise, the bill will die on Sunday if the legislative process is not complete. This is our last chance this session! Click the button below to take action now!

After having established a 20-year record of law-abiding and responsible behavior, Texas CHLs have earned this personal protection option that 43 states currently allow. HB 910 has been sent to a conference committee to resolve differences between each chamber’s version in a final conference report. The report must be voted on by each chamber no later than midnight on Sunday, May 31.

Similarly, Senate Bill 11 will also be sent to a conference committee and both chambers must approve its conference report by Sunday, May 31. It is important that you also contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to support the conference report on SB 11 when it comes before them for a vote.

Senate Bill 11 removes restrictions in state law that prohibit law-abiding Concealed Handgun Licensees from protecting themselves on college and university campuses. This bill is NOT, as the anti-gun crowd wrongfully claims, about hordes of underage students “packing heat” in backpacks. This is about removing a limit on self-defense for adults 21 or older who live, work or study on a campus and who have passed a background check, completed firearms training and been issued a license by the state’s top law enforcement agency.

My fellow Texans, utilize the form at the location below to contact your state officials:

Carjacking Victim Turns Tables On Carjacker

A man held another man at gunpoint after he tried to rob him by getting into his passenger seat as soon as his doors unlocked after he parked.

The armed citizen, Hashim Fannin, says that the incident happened as soon as he pulled into the parking lot of a Family Dollar store.

The suspect, 61-year-old Edgar Horn, opened the passenger side door and sat down.

“He told me, ‘You know what this,’” Fannin said. Not waiting to see what happens next, that’s when Fannin says he pulled his gun out.

“I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin said.

“I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving,” Fannin said.

Fannin kept the suspect on the ground and at gunpoint until police arrived.

Watch the video of the encounter:

If anyone knows how to get in touch with Mr. Fannin, please let me know. I want to get him a The Weapon Blog shirt and thank him for what he’s done.

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Texas Open Carry Bill Sent To Senate Floor

A Senate committee on Monday approved an open-carry bill that had been stripped of a House amendment seeking to ban police stops to check for concealed handgun licenses.
House Bill 910 next goes to the full Senate for consideration.

The Senate voted along party lines two months ago to approve a similar bill.

Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, said the amendment was removed from HB 910 at the request of Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who is chairwoman of the State Affairs Committee. The committee held a public hearing before approving the bill Monday.

HB 910 had been amended on the House floor to bar police from stopping or detaining people with a holstered handgun solely to determine if they have the required concealed handgun license.

The amendment was added on the House floor last month by Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, who said police have no business stopping citizens engaged in a legal activity.

“We don’t let the police stop every car just to figure out who does and who doesn’t have a driver’s license,” Dutton said. “I think the same principle applies here.”

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and other critics have said the amendment would handcuff police in dealing with potentially dangerous situations.


Texas Lawmakers Debate Open Carry Monday

This legislative session opened looking like it would be the most firearms-friendly in years.

Republican Rep. Larry Phillips’ open carry bill will be considered Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Considering the Senate has already passed its own bill allowing so-called “open carry,” the House’s proposal suggests guns are poised to move back to the top of Texas lawmakers’ agendas. Phillips’ measure would allow licensed gun owners the right to open carry in most public places, sans businesses that have rules against it.

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Legislature’s strong Republican majority have pushed open carry as an important gun rights and self-defense measure. Most Democrats have opposed it, noting concerns from police in the state’s largest cities and gun control advocates about public safety.

Some in the state are even pushing for “constitutional carry” – a move that would allow anyone who legally owns a handgun to carry it openly. Last month Republican Rep. Jonathan Stickland offered an amendment for just that.