SB 766 by Sen. Craig Estes
Shooting Range Protection Act
Over the past year and a half, I’ve collected stories from shooting range owners around the state. As Texas grows and develops these small businesses are being crowded out. Without a strong network of shooting ranges, Texas will lose a valuable source for recreation, education, and public safety and Texans will be more likely to “plink in their backyard” or not practice at all.
The National Rifle Association of America, or NRA, is an American non-partisan, non-profit (501(c)(4)) organization which lists as its goals the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States. It was established in 1871 in New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate as the National Rifle Association; its first President was former Senator and famous Civil War Union Army General Ambrose Burnside. President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant served as the NRA’s eighth President and General Philip H. Sheridan as its ninth.
The Bed Belt™ was designed as a means of keeping a side-arm holstered within close reach, and in a guaranteed location, for ease in quick deployment. By keeping it holstered with the trigger covered, this helps prevent accidental discharge. No more fumbling around in a nightstand drawer, or under the pillow, for a gun that is not securely anchored! Simply reach down to the Bed Belt™ for easy and safe withdrawal. Please note that this solution is not recommended for households with children, or in locations where mandatory gun locks are required.
Special preface to this page from the webmaster:
human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via an argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) (or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act) was a subtitle of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a federal law in the United States that included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms, so called “assault weapons”. There was no legal definition of “assault weapons” in the U.S. prior to the law’s enactment. The 10-year ban was passed by Congress on Sept. 13, 1994, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton the same day. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment.