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Posted: 2/21/2006 12:42:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 12:46:03 AM EDT by Loudog75]
http://www.bradycampaign.org/legislation/state/viewstate.php?st=tx

TEXAS STATE LAWS - Click On Law Below For Details

Anti-Trafficking
Is there a one-handgun-per-month limit on gun sales?
No

Assault Weapons
Are there limitations on assault weapons and magazines?
No


Attorney General Regulations
May Attorney General regulate guns?
No

Background Check At State Level
Do state police perform a background check in addition to federal NICS check?
No


Ballistic Fingerprinting
Must handguns be ballistic fingerprinted prior to sale?
No

CCW Limits
May police limit carrying concealed handguns?
No


Child Access Prevention - CAP
Are gun owners held accountable for leaving guns accessible to kids?
Yes

Child-Safety Locks
Must locking devices be sold with guns?
No


Gun Manufacturer Accountability
Do cities have authority to hold gun makers legally liable?
No

Gun Show Checks
Are background checks required at gun shows?
No


Juvenile Possession
Are minors restricted from possessing guns?
Partial

Juvenile Sale
Is it illegal to sell guns to kids?
Yes


License or Permit to Purchase
Is a license/permit required to buy handguns?
No

Local Gun Laws - Preemption
May cities enact laws stronger than the state's?
No


Record Keeping
May police maintain gun sale records?
No

Registration
Are all guns registered with law enforcement?
No


Safety Standards
Are there consumer safety standards on guns?
No

Safety Training
Is safety training required for handgun buyers?
No


Saturday Night Specials
Are there limitations on 'junk' handguns?
No

School Zones
Is it illegal for CCW permit holders to carry guns into schools?
Yes


Secondary Sales
Are background checks required on 'private' gun sales?
No

Waiting Period
Is there a waiting period on gun sales?
No


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 2:49:58 AM EDT
Only a D-??

I moved from the PRK to a state that only gets a D-?? Where do I have to go to be in a state that gets an "F" on the Brady list? Time to call our lawmakers and force them to pass whatever laws are necessary to ensure we outright fail any Brady test. Anything short of an outright F is a failure, imho.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:26:21 AM EDT
Saturday Night Specials
Are there limitations on 'junk' handguns?
No

Even police departments use Glocks.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:28:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:30:14 AM EDT by Adidas02]
Failure to them, freedom to us. Personally I'll gladly fail any test like that.

I'd like to send an e-mail to the Brady bunch regarding how apalled I am with my state that we scored a D.... We are totally slacking off if we don't score an outright F. :)
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:26:12 AM EDT
Fucking Texas Legislature!

I can;t beleive that they let us down!

I demand a recount- give us an F or I'm running for office myself!

BTW; did any states get an F?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:34:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Loudog75:

Child Access Prevention - CAP
Are gun owners held accountable for leaving guns accessible to kids?
Yes

Juvenile Possession
Are minors restricted from possessing guns?
Partial

School Zones
Is it illegal for CCW permit holders to carry guns into schools?
Yes



Actually I think we have the ammo (pun intended) for an F. I think the three areas I hilighted are wrongly logged.

Child Access is a very weak law. Technically there is a law but it is almost meaningless. It only is a violation if the child has access to a loaded gun. You can toss a gun on a bed and leave a box of ammo next to it, just don't load it and there is no violation. If a child does get access to a loaded gun, the state has to prove that it was loaded before the child access. Then it will usually come down to a "he said-she said" argument, which usually isn't prosecuted. Brady missed on that one.

As far as Juvenile Possession, minors can only possess a handgun with a parent's consent. I think that most parents that consent to giving their kids guns, have taken the responsibilty to show them the rules. I doubt that many homicides or accidental shootings have happened by parents giving their kids guns. It happens when the parent has a gun in the house and does not train their kids in their handling. Brady missed again.

In the school zones, you can carry on the property but not actually in the building so "school zone" doesn't really matter, only the buildings matter. They are about half right on that one but as usual, they really missed the point.

Given all of these misguided grades from Brady, Texas surely rates an F. Maybe someone should call the Brady Campaign and straighten them out how screwed up our laws are so we can get the F we so deserve.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:07:37 AM EDT
www.texansforgunsafety.org/

Another group to look out for.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:11:35 AM EDT
I spent some time clicking around on the Brady site. It is scary how organized they are.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:46:35 AM EDT
I'm calling my local state politicos and demand that we do whatever it takes to make an F next time.

Dammit, it's for the children!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:33:23 PM EDT
What do they know........If a person only has a TX DL and the lines are busy...the waiting period could be 30 mins +- 10 min...........................B+ to A-
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