The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is congratulating Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing legislation that makes license to carry fees in Texas among the country’s lowest.Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director, said, “No one should be priced out of their right to carry a firearm for self-protection. This bill makes it easier for all Texans to exercise this fundamental right.”
NRA-backed Senate Bill 16 was sponsored by state Senators Robert Nichols and Joan Huffman, and it reduces the price for a license to carry by $100. It also decreased renewal costs by $30, and made the annual cost of a 5-year license $8 per year. “Texas is known for its strong Second Amendment rights laws, and I’m proud to further strengthen those rights today,” Abbot told reporters.
John Lott Counters Anti-Gun Prof Who Resigned Over Campus Carry
We told you last week how a left-wing professor resigned from Kansas University, saying the state’s campus carry laws had driven him away. Now researcher and author John Lott is pointing out the inaccuracies in that professor’s assertions.
In a Friday op-ed at thehill.com, Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Institute, said Professor Jacob Dorman’s “talk is cheap.”
“Twelve states mandate the right to permitted concealed carry on public college campuses and an additional 22 states leave it up to the university,” Lott pointed out. “Not once has a permit holder in any of these states committed a crime on one of these campuses with a gun.”
Lott further pointed out the lunacy of such anti-gun professors’ assertions: “It is a wonder how these professors ever go off campus. After all, there are over 1.15 million concealed handgun permit holders in Texas. Kansans don't even need a permit to carry. Professors can't go to restaurants, movie theaters or grocery stores without being around legally carried concealed handguns.”
Indiana Man Shoots And Kills Armed, Masked Burglar
A man was asleep in a quiet Evansville, Ind., neighborhood, just before 4 a.m. last Sunday when he heard the slightest of sounds. That noise turned out to be Malcolm Tyler Payton, who was wearing a mask and crawling through a window—and who was also carrying a gun.
Police tell the Evansville Courier & Press that the homeowner awoke to discover Payton breaking into the house. The resident grabbed his gun and quickly fired at the intruder, sending him back out the window. Officers responding to the call found Payton in the neighborhood, unconscious and laying on his gun.
Emergency treatment was administered, but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators immediately determined the shooting was in self-defense, and that the homeowner acted within state laws.