Texas 1st responders may soon get to carry Hi-Points...

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  1. Apr 20, 2017 #21
    kyletx1911a1

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    It should but if its loaded don't say it to his face
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2017 #22
    kyletx1911a1

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  3. Apr 21, 2017 #23
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    I am an EMT/FF and 100% believe in CCW and defending yourself. However, I don't think this is a good idea. We already have hard enough trying to separate ourselves from LE. Took many years of me pleading to change our uniform shirts, to get away from dress shirt, patches and badges. Alot of bad people only see the appearance and care less that we were not LE.
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2017 #24
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    When I drove an ambulance in El Paso many years ago, every unit had a snub nosed .38 strapped to the steering column.
     
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    Naturally the question arises how many years ago? The first time I heard of fire fighters or any sort of first responder taking fire was maybe 25-30 years ago, during some ghetto uprising of course, cannot remember the city.

    Thanks for adding your input Thrasher! Coming from someone on the front lines of this topic is very helpful and of course I like it because its somewhat in agreement with my own POV. :)

    I'm not familiar enough with the actual practice of EMT's once they're on-scene but I'd like to think having very different clothing might go a long way towards more clearly identifying and separating first responders from actual LEO's.

    Thanks for your service BTW!
     
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  6. Apr 21, 2017 #26
    Alter1

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    The bill is to allow them to carry concealed, despite their department policy. It is not about open carry or making them appear more police-like. I agree FF/EMT should be easily distinguishable from police as it helps them to appear more friendly/neutral to the ignorant public.
     
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  7. Apr 21, 2017 #27
    slugger6

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  8. Apr 21, 2017 #28
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    Fixed
     
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  9. Apr 21, 2017 #29
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    Sounds 'bout right---back then respect for LE was significantly higher.
     
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  10. Apr 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM #30
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    It is a reasonable bill and provides options not currently available. However it probably will not get on the House Calendar and die there.

    Thank Texas RINOS who are gross liars.
     

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