In the world of the Texas license to carry no self defense news is definitely good news. What we mean by this is that the laws in the state of Texas regarding obtaining a license to openly carry a firearm in public places are some of the least restrictive regulations in all the United States of America. For this reason, it is the considered opinion of the Self Defense News blog that no change in the law (that is, no news) is a good development. In other words we want things to stay exactly the way they are in Texas.
WE WANT THE TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY REGULATIONS TO STAY EXACTLY THE WAY THEY ARE
The Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution reads as follows:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This amendment has been interpreted to mean that the Federal and state government cannot restrict the right to bear arms. Obviously this does not mean that the right to bear arms cannot be regulated as it clearly is in that in order to obtain a firearm a person must undergo a background check in many cases.
The fact that the Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution makes reference to a “well regulated militia” has never been interpreted as a bar for a citizen who is not a member of a militia from obtaining a firearm. Technically, the language of the Second Amendment does not require militia membership in order for the Second Amendment to apply. The plain language suggests that a well regulated militia is the reason for not infringing upon the right to bear arms but this is not a requirement. Moreover, the language does not distinguish between Federal and state regulation.