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Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« on: May 09, 2011, 06:42:48 PM »

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/05/09/lawmakers_gunseverywhere_bill.html

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Without debate, the Texas Senate today approved a bill to allow lawmakers to carry concealed handguns anywhere, even in places where average Texans cannot.

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 07:06:25 PM »

Texas is free!

Oh, wait. :)

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 07:16:02 PM »

Texas is free!

Oh, wait. :)

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 07:28:20 PM »

Makes me wonder just how many laws there actually are that provide exemptions for government or otherwise.

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 07:42:31 PM »

Makes me wonder just how many laws there actually are that provide exemptions for government or otherwise.

You have only to look at law enforcement* in most states. LE have exemptions from many firearms restrictions, including when they are off duty or retired.

* Not to become an LE bashing thread. I know that a lot of LE, current and former, think that the special exemptions outside of their workplace are not fair.
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 10:22:32 PM »

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Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said the measure that would allow legislators, statewide elected officials, some former legislators and some state employees to carry their concealed weapons in bars, churches and hospitals and at sporting events and other places they are currently prohibited — including businesses that post signs outside saying concealed handguns are prohibited.

“This bill is really about logistics,” Patrick said earlier, when the bill was approved by a Senate committee. “We go from one place to another — maybe five or six places in one evening for functions and events — and we may be faced with either leaving (guns) in the car or taking them inside and violating the law.
What an @$$.  As if they are the only people who have to travel around. 
This guy I think is still involved with 700 AM locally.  I'm glad I stopped listening to that years ago.

The article doesn't say if this passed the House or not.  Anyone know?
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 10:34:23 PM »

Some animals are more equal...   :mad:

I would call them "pigs" but that would be an insult to the porcine community.
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 11:00:01 PM »

Makes me wonder just how many laws there actually are that provide exemptions for government or otherwise.

I'm fairly sure that the Feds generally do not have to comply with the American with Disabilities Act when it comes to stuff like building access (but they usually do anyway).

All kinds of stuff that one does not think about on a daily basis that the government is exempt from...
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 11:05:18 PM by Avenger29 »
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 07:28:20 AM »

Has there been a law passed by Congress in the past 50 years* that they have not exempted themselves from?

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 09:12:34 AM »

Looks like this, and campus carry passed the house last night.  Good and bad together.  Not sure yet if the OC bill has left committee.  Not holding my breath for it to gain traction this legislative cycle.
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 09:37:03 AM »

Looks like this, and campus carry passed the house last night.  Good and bad together.  Not sure yet if the OC bill has left committee.  Not holding my breath for it to gain traction this legislative cycle.
I thought campus carry passed the Senate as an amendment to another bill, and the whole thing was now going to the House?
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 10:00:04 AM »

Looks like this, and campus carry passed the house last night.  Good and bad together.  Not sure yet if the OC bill has left committee.  Not holding my breath for it to gain traction this legislative cycle.
I am not really surprised by that.  It seems that even for the main TSRA sponsored bills, it sometimes takes a few sessions to get things passed. 
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 10:23:13 AM »

Looks like this, and campus carry passed the house last night.  Good and bad together.  Not sure yet if the OC bill has left committee.  Not holding my breath for it to gain traction this legislative cycle.
OC passed committee, surprisingly enough. It'll probably die in committee in the senate, though.

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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2011, 02:01:34 PM »

OC passed committee, surprisingly enough. It'll probably die in committee in the senate, though.

Sweet! And...probably.   =|
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Re: Laws for Thee....But Not for ME....
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2011, 05:01:22 PM »

Makes me wonder just how many laws there actually are that provide exemptions for government or otherwise.

Congress exempts itself and staffers from insider trading laws.  Just think about the killing you could make by buying & shorting company stocks thta are regulated by your subcommittee? 

Is it any wonder how LBJ became a millionaire, but always made nothing more than a bureaucrat's or congresscritter's salary?
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