The wife and I are a thoroughly modern couple: she’s in Missouri, I’m in
California, and we hope to someday soon to be together again in Texas.
One of the many, many complexities this life brings is managing all the different gun laws
in the states where we live, meet, train, or pass through. California is, of
course, a nightmare. Missouri is much better, but has it’s vagaries. Tejas is
very good – but they somehow don’t allow open carry of handguns. You just never
know. The wife has recently gotten her CCW (Yay!), but has been reluctant to
carry outside her state in fear of violating some random law. And the case of the
young mom running afoul of New Jersey’s draconian anti-gun laws didn’t
help her concerns.
It was time to get edumicated.
Choose a State - www.handgunlaw.us
www.handgunlaw.us is a
highly respecteded internet site. It seems well organized, complete and
informative. Importantly, the site had been updated the day before. The info is
immediately available; not hidden behind a paywall. I liked the way the info
was organized: with a click on a state in the US map, a multi-page (13 in the
case of Texas) summary of the state’s gun laws appeared. Right up front it
identifies that TX is a Must Inform state. The summary covers much more than
CCW rules and regulations; it touches on transportation and safe storage laws, deadly
force, chemical sprays, knives, etc. It looks complete - to a Californian.
Handgunlaw.us Summary of Texas Weapon Laws
I shudder to think what Cali's "summary" looks like.