Thursday, September 12, 2013

Texas Tribune Strips Concealed Carry Author's Second Amendment Rights

An alarming announcement from Texas Land Commissioner (and Lt. Governor candidate) Jerry Patterson (*):
CHL author stripped of rights at gun panel
Patterson disallowed from carrying during political festival held at UT

AUSTIN – Concealed-carry law author Jerry Patterson will join other state leaders on the University of Texas campus for a panel on the future of gun laws.

Known for carrying a gun in his boot, Patterson’s trademark holster will be empty for this event. Texans are still deprived of their Second Amendment rights on college campuses.

“So there won’t be any show and tell this time,” joked Patterson, a straight-shooter when it comes to firearm freedoms.

Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, will headline the one-hour discussion on gun rights at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival. “The Fight Over Guns” panel will take place at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at UT’s AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

A retired Marine and former officer in charge of a Marine Corps marksmanship training unit, Patterson will appear on the panel with Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), and Sens. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso).


While Legislators were not allowed to vote on expanded Concealed Handgun Law (CHL) rights this summer, Patterson opened the door for guns to be carried in public places during his time as a Texas Legislator. Gov. George W. Bush signed Patterson’s history-making CHL bill into law in 1995.
 More on the history of concealed carry laws in Texas here.

* -- For the record, this press release was from the Office of the Land Commissioner, not the campaign.


Contact Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith:

Phone: (512) 716-8610
Twitter: @evanasmith

1 comment:

  1. This doesn't come as any revelation considering the overall state rulings this past few years. I believe with time this too will change because IF you cannot carry your weapon everywhere you feel the need then what is the use of having a "CCL" law in effect one could reason effectively. Good & timely reporting as always! Peace be with you.