"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand."
The Texas State Rifle Association warns about an ominous proposal:
State agencies, such at the TABC, are tasked with creating operational rules within compliance with state law. On occasion agency rules are reviewed and updated to track current law. In this case current law has not changed. Two weeks ago, TSRA was alerted to a rule revision within TABC rule 36.1 firearms. At first reading the proposed changes appeared to be simply "not good" but concern grew with every subsequent reading.
Phone calls to the agency, requesting clarification, have not been encouraging.
The changes deal with locations, private and public, with a TABC license or permit to sell alcohol, regardless of whether alcohol is sold or consumed. . .
Without question the proposed changes as written could have a devastating effect on gun shows and to various fundraising events such as FONRA, DU, TSRA Foundation and many others.
Comments in writing can be directed to Martin Wilson, Assistant General Counsel, PO Box 13127, Austin, Texas 78711-3127 or by FAX to 512-206-3280. Comments may also be submitted electronically through the Commission's public website.
Additionally, TABC attorneys and staff will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 19th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Commission meeting room at TABC headquarters, located at 5806 Mesa in Austin.
Texas Firearms Celebrity Michael Cargill spoke with the local Fox affiliate about the rule:
KXAN has more: