C.J. Grisham of Open Carry Texas has some interesting thoughts on the unlicensed open carry of firearms in Texas. “Why don’t representatives in Austin support your right to carry a firearm without a license? It isn’t about safety. Consider this: In 2014, there were 246,326 concealed handgun licenses (CHL) issued. For the purposes of not being accused of inflating numbers, lets assume every one was a renewal, not a new license. At $70 per renewal, that is over $17 million in revenue to the state.
In 2013, there were 242,641 CHLs issued. Again assuming every single one was a renewal, taxing your rights …read more