I am a proud son of Texas. Although the firearms laws here are far from perfect, the difference between the Lone Star State’s gun laws and those of anti-gun rights states was recently highlighted when I read TTAG’s post on Lawson Clarke’s article A Gun Owner Who is Perfectly Comfortable with Gun Control. Mr. Clarke may be comfortable living with the byzantine show of submission he had to go through to legally exercise his natural, civil, and constitutional rights, but I would certainly not be. Fortunately, I don’t have to be. So just to prove a point, I went down to visit Underground Tactical . . .
I asked one of the employees there to read Mr. Clarke’s original article. When he started, I began the purchase process on a lower receiver I need for a new dedicated .458 SOCOM lower receiver.
You guessed it. In the time that it took the UT employee to read the article detailing the knee-bending grovel-fest that allows a law abiding Massachusetts wealthy white male to own a firearm, I’d legally purchased mine. I’m a Texas CHL holder and I paid cash. So that saved me some time. But it felt pretty good to exercise my rights as quickly and efficiently as that.
How’s the firearms purchase process where you live?