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Red Barton and the W B A P Weather Center way may have to join bread again here in just a little bit. Keep you up to date with all the weather. If you just joined us, and you weren't listening on Friday, you may not know but constitutional Kerry. As uh, Has been passed by both the House and the Senate. They had a compromise bill and makes its way to be signed by the governor Hey, was on the show a couple weeks ago and said he would in fact, signed the bill if it made it to his desk. It's house Bill 1927. And it would eliminate the requirement for Texas residents, too. Have to get a license to carry a handgun. A Zilong is you're not barred by state or federal law from possessing a gun, you will be able to carry it. Without obtaining a license to carry. Um, now the text of the compromise. It was released sometime on Sunday. And I am not gonna go through the whole thing. But it keeps intact a number of changes that the Senate made to the House Bill. Um, it was basically trying to answer concerns from law enforcement. Um includes striking a provision that would have barred cops from questioning someone based only on their possession of a handgun. The compromise version also preserved a Senate amendment. Which beefs up the criminal penalty for a felon caught carrying a Of firearm that beef set up to a second degree felony with a minimum of five years in prison. S O. If your felon probably shouldn't be carrying a gun, others Senate changes That survived was a requirement that the Texas Department of Public Safety offer a free online course on gun safety. And I know when this broke live on the air of reached out to David Prince, friend of mine with the Eagle gun range, hey, gives LTC classes but, um, understands if people don't want to go through that And we all hope that everybody gets the information they need to carry his or her firearm safely. No, I think I said, You know, we're not talking about the old West where you've got a six shooter and you flip out the solder. Put six rounds in it, Flip it back up and just pull the trigger. Most most firearms now. Our semi automatic. Many of them carry many more than six rounds and you know you take safety off on but well, I'm not going to go into it, but You know what I'm talking about? And I'm really really hoping that if people do decide to carry that, if they're not comfortable with firearms get comfortable before you ever ever start carrying it. My question Woz with the passage of a constitutional carrier permit, Let's carry is they say? Will you be rethinking? Carrying a firearm in the state of Texas. Now, you know, it was just this morning that you know there were news stories 47 shootings. In Chicago alone over the weekend. Um, close to that in New York. We even had some here in Texas. Um and a lot of people will say Well there, Rick, there's there's your excuse not to carry. What? No, that is my excuse to carry. I don't wanna be somebody's victim. No. I never, ever, ever want to have to draw down on anybody. I don't I don't But I refuse to be a victim or my loved ones of victim. It just doesn't make sense. You know, I've used The old story. The analogy If you will. It's four o'clock in the morning. You hear window breaking downstairs in the kitchen. You grab your weapon and your cell phone check on the kids. Make sure everybody's where they're supposed to be. You take up a position between the perceived threat in your family and dial 911 and hope they get there before you have to. You have to fire your weapon. It's just that simple. You are your own first responder in that circumstance. So then I understand the concerns of law enforcement. I truly do, but Um, with the passage of constitutional carry in the state of Texas. Will you be considering or reconsidering? Um, carrying a weapon that whether you're a man or a woman or Whatever you happen to be. Well, will that be something that you'll now think about 20 other states have done it? I guess we become the 21st ST. Going to find out what you thinking. Just the 2nd 1 802 88 w b A p 1 802 889227 your calls to carry or not to carry In the state of Texas on news, talk a 20 w B A P. Beijing Biden claims he's a warrior for.