Texas??? Dallas Mayor Supports POTUS Gun Control Agenda


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PRM
January 18, 2013, 05:38 PM
This is one I didn't think I'd see.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he's all-in on Obama's gun control agenda


http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/todd-j-gillman/20130118-dallas-mayor-rawlings-says-he-s-all-in-on-obama-s-gun-control-agenda.ece

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allaroundhunter
January 18, 2013, 05:39 PM
Dallas, Houston, and Austin are about the most liberal areas in Texas. This really doesn't surprise me...

rgwalt
January 18, 2013, 05:39 PM
Evidently he isn't interested in getting re-elected

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 05:45 PM
There is a big misconception of Texas being the land of freedom like many tout it. As a matter of fact Texas has had much more restrictive gun laws than many states in the West coast and Midwest. They just recently received the right to open carry and as I know it was illegal to conceal carry not that long ago.

Texas major cities are actually quite as liberal as the major cities in many other states we demonize.

erichtmobile
January 18, 2013, 05:45 PM
Most of dallas county is a liberal turd hole. And Rawlings is an east coast uber lib. The only reason he found himself in texas is because he was ceo of pizza hut(HQ in DFW)

Silent Bob
January 18, 2013, 05:49 PM
Dallas is pretty much a Democrat stronghold and has been for years (demographics play a large part). Leppert (R) was a recent anomoly but stepped down to run for the senate (and lost).

Silent Bob
January 18, 2013, 05:50 PM
There is a big misconception of Texas being the land of freedom like many tout it. As a matter of fact Texas has had much more restrictive gun laws than many states in the West coast and Midwest. They just recently received the right to open carry and as I know it was illegal to conceal carry not that long ago.

Texas major cities are actually quite as liberal as the major cities in many other states we demonize.
No open carry in Texas though bills are passed every year that go nowhere and we have had concealed carry since 1995.

Texan Scott
January 18, 2013, 05:53 PM
Doesn't matter much... we're a non-premption state. "Progressive" Texas mayors are not much more than loud mouths connected to small minds and tied hands. :)

allaroundhunter
January 18, 2013, 05:55 PM
They just recently received the right to open carry and as I know it was illegal to conceal carry not that long ago.

I'm pretty sure that we don't have open carry... And I hope I would know if they did...

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 06:07 PM
I'm pretty sure that we don't have open carry... And I hope I would know if they did...
Sorry, I stand corrected. I thought a new law was passed that gave Texans the right to open carry, but I guess I am wrong.

Considering, you can open carry in any states in the West Coast, except California, how is Texas such a free place to live, compared to the Pacific NW and Southwest states? This would be a great hindrance to me, as I like to open carry when I am out in the woods hiking. I would hate to lose that freedom if I moved to Texas. Does the laws restricting open carry only apply to urban areas?

Walter
January 18, 2013, 06:09 PM
"Progressive" Texas mayors are not much more than loud mouths connected to small minds and tied hands.
And that's the way we like them. They can't cause too much trouble that way.:D

On the other hand I saw where Texas AG Greg Abbott said he will file a federal lawsuit to stop the implementation of any new federal gun control laws.
Works for me.

allaroundhunter
January 18, 2013, 06:11 PM
Evergreen, laws governing open carry in Texas impact everywhere that is not your own private property. Your vehicle is not your property, either, when it comes to OC. If you are in your vehicle you don't need a CHL to carry, but you do have to carry concealed.

mnrivrat
January 18, 2013, 06:17 PM
All over the nation in the large cities you see the same mind set . The voting populace within those large cities is the downfall of this nation.


When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

Thomas Jefferson

89yj
January 18, 2013, 06:21 PM
I think it was Oklahoma that just got open carry.

Does the Dallas mayor have any power. I thought all Texas gun laws were on state level. I'm sure he could still mess with the Dallas gun shows.

freyasman
January 18, 2013, 06:33 PM
I grew up in Texas, (Harris County), and while there were no concealed weapon permits, every single adult male in my life carried a pistol. A common way to stay "legal" was to be a reserve deputy or an honorary constable. I remember my father who worked for a private investigation company would do a shift as a constable once a month or so, and in return, he was able to carry. In fact, carrying concealed was so common in Texas at that time, (at least among the people I knew) that when I heard about the Luby's cafeteria shooting, I was shocked that none of the victims were armed.

Queen_of_Thunder
January 18, 2013, 07:02 PM
Don't feel bad El Paso's Mayor joined them too if his interview last is an indication. Anyway in a show of protest I bought a Glock 20 today.

ball3006
January 18, 2013, 09:35 PM
Dallas and Austin are the butthole of the state. The only reason I ever go to Dallas is to the Market Hall gun show which is one of the better ones around.....chris3

winchester1886
January 19, 2013, 12:18 AM
:)Texas doesn't have open carry but when hunting I carried a SA 44mag on my hip. on your own property you can open carry. I used to carry a J-frame with me fishing.

vtail
January 19, 2013, 12:37 AM
You're right, Oklahoma got open carry effective November 1.

The very first day, a friend of mine strolls into the bank where I work with a 10mm on his hip. Kind of surreal.

I've only seen one other guy since open carrying....

Ignition Override
January 19, 2013, 01:17 AM
The massacre at Luby's in Killeen changed a few things.

Have all of you guys watched Susanne Gratia-Hupp testify in from of Chuck Schumer and others about how Texas laws then required her to keep her handgun in the car, and her parents were among those murdered?

She then ran for the state House and won.

JERRY
January 19, 2013, 01:23 AM
the higher the consentration of welfare recipients the more likely their leader is a democrat. see the connection?

Boxhead
January 19, 2013, 04:46 AM
Sounds like you should stay right where you are.;)

OpelBlitz
January 19, 2013, 04:48 AM
I learn something every day. I always wondered about the presence of liberalism in Texas. I only really knew about Austin.

KTXdm9
January 19, 2013, 07:51 AM
Sounds like our Dallas members need to let their mayor know they don't support his policies.

RyeDaddy
January 19, 2013, 08:00 AM
The entire metro is not the same. West of DFW airport is quite a different world I assure you.

XD 45acp
January 19, 2013, 08:00 AM
I tell ya what Texas,.. you best buckle up your seatbelts, as with the influx of Californians running to Texas to avoid the taxes, you will be seeing more and more of this crap. Here in Va, it was ok till the Northern (DC area) idiots started moving on down. Then, they started roosting in Newport News - Norfolk - Hampton Roads areas. It is getting no better here. More Liberal by the darned day...

DJW
January 19, 2013, 08:11 AM
Unfortunately we have hordes of the californiacators fleeing their bankrupt state to come to Texas and ruin it as well. They are quite comfortable in Austin with trial balloons about banning gunshows and the new travis county jeans for men with the zippers in the back. We won't even talk about the traffic jams that have pretty much immobilized the greater Austin area. Sure not the same as when we moved here 20 yrs. ago.

SaxonPig
January 19, 2013, 09:13 AM
Big cities are liberal. Even in red states the big cities are blue. I lived in Ohio and Cincinnati and Cleveland were filled with pointy headed liberals. No gun shops in the city limits of Cincy due to bad regulations.

Then I moved to Utah. A more conservative state can't be found. Yet Salt Lake City elected a radical liberal mayor.

People who live in big cities tend to be liberal or become one eventually.

Acera
January 19, 2013, 11:37 AM
Houston Police Chief is not our friend either...........
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20618035/2013/01/17/hpd-chief-stands-behind-obama-on-gun-control

xfyrfiter
January 19, 2013, 12:32 PM
NM tends to be one of the better states as far as firearms laws go, however the mayors of at least five of our larger cities are members of MAIG, and we seem to get just a little more lib each year.

texasgun
January 19, 2013, 02:03 PM
I'm not worried about Texas... who cares if big cities are liberal. they cannot overwrite state law anyway. And many, many Texans live pretty far from the closest police station and trust me ... when the 9-11 response time is north of 20min in the night... you are NOT voting for gun control.

texasgun
January 19, 2013, 02:04 PM
yeah... not surprised. with a 96% likelihood he also voted for Obama.

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