Senator Craig Estes
Texas State Senate District 30
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013
Contact: Liz White
“Texas School Safety Training Act” Sent to Governor
Act empowers courageous teachers to voluntarily seek training for active-shooter scenarios
Austin – Today the Texas House finally passed SB 1857, the Texas School Safety Training Act, which empowers qualified Concealed Handgun License (CHL) instructors to earn a “school safety certification” that would allow them to train teachers to save lives should an active-shooter scenario occur inside a Texas school. The bill now goes to Governor Perry to await his signature.
From Star-Telegram, By Anna M. Tinsley, 02/10/13 - OKLAHOMA CITY — Bryan Hull hopes that the Ruger LC9 pistol holstered on his hip sends a clear message.He’s not hiding the fact that he is armed and ready to protect himself.
“With conceal carry, all I can do is react when someone has begun an attack,” said Hull, president and founding director of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association.
“With open carry, I may be able to stop an attack.”
Hull was among those who encouraged Oklahoma legislators to pass a law last year that lets those who are licensed to have concealed handguns openly carry their firearms.
And he began openly carrying his when the law took effect Nov. 1.
Now he and other neighbors to the north say it’s Texas’ turn.
“The entire country is shocked that Texans can’t open-carry,” said Hull, 44, a general manager of a wrecker service. “It doesn’t fit the culture.”
From Chron.com, January 24, 2013 – As the federal government moves forward on its plans to tighten gun restrictions, Texas lawmakers are proposing legislation to expand gun rights in the state.
The latest proposal is HB 700 filed Thursday by state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, that would allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to carry weapons in plain view on a belt or shoulder holster.
From The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, By Bill Miller, 12/15/2012 -
David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready.
Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns.
Chicago Sun-Times, By Dave McKinney on December 11, 2012 -
Stillwater Armory owner Tom Smith wears his Ed Brown 1911 .45-caliber pistol at
the store in Stillwater, Okla. A new Oklahoma state law takes effect Thursday
allowing anyone licensed to carry a concealed firearm to carry the weapon out in
The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, 31 October 2012 -
From the NRA, August, 2012 - Just one week after being released from prison, Kiet Thanh Ly, 34, allegedly entered Smith’s Marketplace and purchased a kitchen knife. After leaving the store, Ly used the knife to senselessly stab a 30-year-old man multiple times in the abdomen. He then attacked a 45-year-old man who suffered cuts to his arms and head. Ly continued to threaten and chase people in the store’s parking lot until a 47-year-old man with a concealed-carry permit intervened. He was able to detain Ly until police arrived. Ly is being held on suspicion of assault and attempted murder. (The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT, 4/28/12)
GOD BLESS TEXAS!
Concealed Handgun License Class
When: Saturday, March 17th
Where: Lone Star Guns, 321 I-20, W’ford, for the shooting portion
Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 S. Ranch House Rd., Aledo
Time: 9:00 am until we are finished
Please let me know by emailing email@example.com if you want to attend.
We need to know how many to prepare for.
The Daily Caller, by Adam Jablonowski, March 6, 2012 -Maryland’s goal to control the amount of firearms carried by residents is unconstitutional, according to U.S. District Judge Benson Everette.
A decision in Woollard v. Sheridan on Monday made by Maryland’s U.S. District Court upholds that the Second Amendment “right to bear arms is not limited to the home.” Therefore, Maryland citizens should not be required to submit a “good and substantial reason” when applying for a concealed carry permit.