The problem I have with the Utah work around is it doesn't teach you the Texas laws on CHL. So you're not getting educated in that regard. Counter argument is, you can read up on that. Sure, but how many would or do? Same argument on whether people know how to handle a gun or not. Utah doesn't teach you how to handle a gun.
I'd much rather have a class that teaches you about the state laws AND has a shooting requirement, rather than 4 hour blitz of "real" world scenarios. IMO, the student should be responsible for additional training.
How many people on the road know how to effectively drive a car in rain? Snow or other "real world" occurrences? Drivers ed taught you about those scenarios, but you never actually did the drill.
The Utah Instructor teaches both, Texas and Utah laws are very similar by the way.
Florida is also that easy.
Florida is easier to get.
I agree.....But, if someone is going to carry a gun, it would be nice if they knew how to use it. Not to mention they will have the gun at home and if they have kids that can be a bad combo.
As much as I don't want more regulation, the state needs to make sure CHL holders are properly trained in gun safety.
You know people who don't have a CHL can still have guns at home. Also that kind of bull crap line of thinking "the state needs to make sure CHL holders are properly trained in gun safety", is what got us where we are now. The government should not have the ability to tell us if we qualify for our constitutional rights.
Originally Posted by John -- '02 HAWK
And come this legeslative season youll need a a chl issued by the state in which you reside and you'll be out 14 hours of time
I would like to know where you heard this?
No, Im not saying the Texas CHL class equips anyone for anything. Real life training is the only answer for that. This is 'bending the rules' and is quite apparent.
Texas law states that a resident must pass the course set by the state, this is just a lazy man's way around it. It enables anyone to get a license; even those that have never seen a gun in person.
How is it bending the rules if the Governor signs off on which states were share reciprocity with?
If you're worried about not passing the shooting portion, dont. It's very rare for anyone to fail.
that right there should show you how much "training" you get out of the Texas program.
fuck getting taxed left and right and having to beg and pay bribes for "privileges" which are actually RIGHTS as outlined in the constitution