Josh-D. S. Davis

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Texas and CHL: "Your 2nd Amendment is showing!"
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Gun Safety should be taken by everyone, not just those with concealed carry permits.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_safety

If you don't have the first rule memorized, you don't need to handle or own a gun.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper

Don't arm someone with a deadly weapon if you aren't 100% sure they know gun safety.

Know your legal risks and plan accordingly.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_the_United_States_(by_state)#Texas
Ref: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/relatedlaws.htm

Don't carry somewhere that asks you not to, just because their sign is misspelled.

Don't display your weapon unless you're about to use it.

Don't use your weapon unless it's absolutely necessary.

Be prepared to be stopped, with lethal force, if there's a misunderstanding:
Ref: http://www.lvrj.com/news/slaying-of-army-veteran-shocks-friends-98223884.html

Be aware of hazardous attitudes. It comes from aviation, but it applies anywhere safety is involved. Guns are no place for macho or invulnerability attitudes to be unchecked.
https://ntc.cap.af.mil/ops/dot/school/CAPF5_Course/judgment.htm

An online forum with discussions about TX CHL:
http://www.texaschlforum.com

NOTE: All of this is my personal opinion. Definitely consult a lawyer, TX state attorney, or at least a licensed instructor for more accurate representations of the law. Don't make any choices based on my opinions.

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If your kid finds a gun:
* Stop.
* Don't touch.
* Leave the area.
* Tell an adult.

If you own or handle a gun:
* All guns are always loaded (and have a hair trigger).
* Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
* Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
* Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Finally, keep it locked up or firmly attached and under control. Don't leave them laying around. Don't let it fall out of your pants at an airsoft convention where a kid might pick it up and kill someone. Don't flash it around and get yourself shot.

Another ref recommended by Mark Lessor on FB:

http://txchia.org/

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