Concealed handguns http://tpr.org en Texas Group Plans To Open Carry Long Rifles At Texas GOP Convention, Faces Criticism From NRA http://tpr.org/post/texas-group-plans-open-carry-long-rifles-texas-gop-convention-faces-criticism-nra <p></p><p>Officials with <a href="http://www.opencarrytexas.org/" target="_blank">Open Carry Texas</a> confirm they will have a large number of members carrying their long rifles and gunpowder pistols openly during the Texas GOP convention this week in Fort Worth. But the announcement falls on the heels of criticism from the National Rifle Association about some of the group’s tactics.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:02:13 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32747 at http://tpr.org Texas Group Plans To Open Carry Long Rifles At Texas GOP Convention, Faces Criticism From NRA Certification Begins For First Class Of Texas School Marshal Trainers http://tpr.org/post/certification-begins-first-class-texas-school-marshal-trainers <p>The first class of school marshal trainers gathered to begin their own training Monday at the Texas Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center in Maxwell, Texas, which is located northeast of San Marcos.</p><p>The group will then be in charge of training school marshals in schools throughout the state -- for schools that choose to participate in the program.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:46:34 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28815 at http://tpr.org Certification Begins For First Class Of Texas School Marshal Trainers Supreme Court Won't Hear NRA’s Case For Lowering Conceal-Carry Age Limit http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-wont-hear-nra-s-case-lowering-conceal-carry-age-limit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a rare case that pitted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against the National Rifle Association, t</span>he U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving the NRA’s request to lower the age limit for conceal-carry permits and purchasing a firearm.</span></p><p>Abbott defended Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw in his assessment that lowering the age requirement for anyone applying for a conceal handgun license from 21 to 18 would disrupt public safety.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:27:43 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27360 at http://tpr.org Supreme Court Won't Hear NRA’s Case For Lowering Conceal-Carry Age Limit Davis Clarifies Position On Open Carry, Says Cities Should Decide http://tpr.org/post/davis-clarifies-position-open-carry-says-cities-should-decide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Likely Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis is retaining her support for the open-carry issue despite some rumblings within her own party but emphasized this week that that position comes with caveats</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- Davis would make sure city governments retained a local control of the issue.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:40:36 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26562 at http://tpr.org Davis Clarifies Position On Open Carry, Says Cities Should Decide Both Sides Of Gun Debate Question Wendy Davis' Stance On Open Carry http://tpr.org/post/both-sides-gun-debate-question-wendy-davis-stance-open-carry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both gun groups and those wanting more restrictions aren’t surprised by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ position on open carry laws. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Davis, in a written statement to the Associated Press, stated that she did support the practice for handguns and had a vision for how that would work in Texas.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:46:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26336 at http://tpr.org Both Sides Of Gun Debate Question Wendy Davis' Stance On Open Carry Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures http://tpr.org/post/dallas-houston-airports-are-top-three-country-gun-seizures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Transportation Security Administration are reporting a record number of guns seized from airline travelers in 2013.</span></p><p>Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had 98 seizures and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston had 67 seizures, the second and third highest number of gun seizures in the country. Atlanta was the number one airport where passengers were caught with a concealed handgun and had 110 seizures.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24722 at http://tpr.org Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures Concealed Handgun License Applications In Texas No Longer Require Social Security Number http://tpr.org/post/concealed-handgun-license-applications-texas-no-longer-require-social-security-number <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new law going into 2014 says applicants will no longer be required to provide a social security number when applying for or renewing a concealed handgun license</span>. The new law was authored by state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So what does this mean for the general public and those in the </span>CHL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;business?</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:00:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24525 at http://tpr.org Concealed Handgun License Applications In Texas No Longer Require Social Security Number Remember Open-Carry Gun Rights! (At The Alamo) http://tpr.org/post/remember-open-carry-gun-rights-alamo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The open-carry gun rights rally on the Alamo grounds will include remarks from Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, arguably the state's most vocal proponent for Second Amendment rights. Also on this show: Leticia Van De Putte talks about the veteran issues on this year's ballot, and more about the strength of the Texas economy, which is the focus of a "Time" magazine article.</span></p><p><strong>Gonzales rallying cry gets San Antonio makeover</strong></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:02:25 +0000 David Martin Davies 20431 at http://tpr.org Remember Open-Carry Gun Rights! (At The Alamo) The Source: Gun Rallies Downtown | Proposition 6 Opposition http://tpr.org/post/source-gun-rallies-downtown-proposition-6-opposition <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, downtown San Antonio will be filled with an estimated 1,000 armed men and women espousing their right to carry openly rifles and shotguns. "<a href="http://www.dontcomply.com/come-and-take-it-america/" target="_blank">Come and Take It San Antonio</a>!" has billed itself as a peaceful march and open carry event at the site of the Alamo. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:43:19 +0000 Paul Flahive 20371 at http://tpr.org The Source: Gun Rallies Downtown | Proposition 6 Opposition Starbucks CEO Asks For Customers To Not Bring Guns Into Stores, Please http://tpr.org/post/starbucks-ceo-asks-customers-not-bring-guns-stores-please <p class="p1">The head of Starbucks is taking on a policy request at his stores nationwide by asking customers to not bring their guns onto store property.</p><p class="p1">In response to the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Schultz said in an open letter that his company is about building community and providing a comfortable environment for everyone.</p><blockquote><p class="p1">"Our stores exist to give every customer a safe and comfortable respite from the concerns of daily life," he writes in the letter.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:12:09 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18703 at http://tpr.org Starbucks CEO Asks For Customers To Not Bring Guns Into Stores, Please