Texas DPS Struggling To Keep Up With CHL Applications

Angry and frustrated people say they are being forced to wait to get their license to carry a handgun. And the Texas Department of Public Safety admits they are seeing an “overwhelming volume” of applicants.

Andrea Ewen is learning to use a hand gun and she wants to get her license to carry. “Been meaning to do it for a long time and I should’ve done it sooner,” says Ewen.

And she’s not alone — DPS says the number of applicants has exploded recently. During the three-month period from December 2015 through February 2016, DPS saw a 139 percent increase in applicants from the previous year.

“People are upset, people are very upset right now,” says Raul Camacho. He teaches a license to carry course at Safety Measures Security and Firearm Training Academy.

He says the increase is leading to a backlog in licenses. Camacho says, “I got a reply back from one of my students who took a class, I think it was January 8th, and he had told me that he had just got his license a few days ago.”

According to the DPS website, getting a new license to carry is supposed to take 60 days.

Camacho says, “People are upset because people are calling me and they’re saying DPS isn’t answering the phone calls, why is there a voicemail or whatever, why can’t DPS respond to my emails.”

As for Ewen, she still plans on getting her license but now she knows what to expect. She says, “I will still follow through with it, absolutely, and I’ll just wait.”

DPS says they haven’t confirmed how bad the backlog is, but they have hired additional personnel and are working seven days a week processing applications.

Source: http://keyetv.com/news/local/dps-struggling-to-keep-up-with-chl-applications

Potential Clinton Supreme Court To Bring Gun Control

Chelsea Clinton speaking on her mother:
“It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.”

“So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton said. “So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.”

Read the rest of the article: http://louderwithcrowder.com/chelsea-clinton-my-moms-scotus-will-bring-gun-control/

California GunMageddon

To our readers from California:

8 of the GunMeggedon bills moved out of committee and are heading to their respective Appropriations Committee.

They include:

-AB 2510 eliminates uniformity for CCW permits, putting permit holders and law enforcement at greater risk.

-AB 2607 allows your boss, coworker, or professor to strip away your gun rights through the use of gun violence restraining orders.

-SB 880 immediately bans and forces the registration of millions of semi-automatic weapons in common use.

-SB 894 mandates lost and stolen reporting within five days and penalizes individuals for reports that are turned in even a day late.

-SB 1006 allows the University of California to conduct biased gun violence research.

-SB 1235 is a measure that we believe will eventually include mandatory ammo tracking and purchase permits.

-SB 1407 is De Leon’s version of the “Ghost Gun” ban.

-SB 1446 bans all “standard” capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The Fireams Policy Coalition has a petition that you can fill out to voice your opposition to this legislation:

Demand the GunMeggedon Bills Are Moved To The Suspense File