Even with her pro gun ideas what would she be able to do for open carry in Texas? Perry is open carry friendly and how did we do on 2A bills in the legislature this last session? Remember, it is the legislature that is holding us back.
Pending a legislative remedy for theblatant conflict between Article 13 of the Texas Constitution and Chapter 10, 46.02 [UCW]- it would seem obvious that an Attorney General's opinion is in order. I've mentioned this before. I have e-mailed both Governor Perry and the AG's office on the need for a review & opinion on this conflict in Texas law.
An AG opinion would elevate the issue to a level where it cannot be simply ignored by the carpet baggers in Austin.
I have followed this "handgun" issue and its questionable "enforcement" practices throughout the State for a fair number of years. During my residency in West Texas it just was not an issueduring the 70's, 80's, & part of the 90's.It has only been since the Clinton/Brady hysteria gathered momentum that 46.02 has been dusted off and used to deny the right guaranteed by Article 13.
The pervasive hostility to firearms in general and the right to carry is totally independent of any "laws" on the books. I can "legally" [ without being harrassed by LEO]openly wear a holstered handgun in Colorado Springs - but that doesn't mean everybody likes it, respects my right to do so, or permits the practice on their property.
I did some shopping at the nearby Walmart this morning with my Glock 23 holstered on the belt. I personally have never had any problem in OC condition here in CO, but others have. I have every reason to suspect that I am perceived assome level of law enforcement - and I present myself in a manner so as not to discourage that perception. Perception being 95% of reality - as the saying goes.
Getting back to the Attorney General idea - I assume Governor Perry plans on running in 2010 - or is he out of it due to term limitation ? Assuming that he wants to remain Governor, he needs to get with it on this OC issue.But one gets the feeling it's all talk and no walk - so far.
Kay Bailey Hutchison - just doesn't appeal to me as Governor. Better than Ann Richards - but still a politics as usual, Washington DC "player" who kinda says what she thinks folks want to hear. Am I wrong ?
This Debra Medina looks a little bit like a Texas version of Sarah Palin - and we need to support her.