March 25, 2006
No gun for you!

This is too funny.

It seems the Republican controlled Texas Legislature passed a law that if you’re indicted for a felony, you can’t be carrying a concealed handgun, even if you have a license.


At the request of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Republican Justice of the Peace Jim Richards signed an order suspending Thomas Dale DeLay’s license to carry a handgun in the State of Texas.

Sure does suck when tuff-on-crime measures come back to bite you, doesn't it? Juanita has all the official documents, including DeLay's notice of appeal on the ruling, so go check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 25, 2006 to Scandalized! | TrackBack

I'm not sure exactly what he's going to appeal. Texas Government Code section 411.187 (PDF - scroll down) says:

Sec. 411.187. SUSPENSION OF LICENSE. (a) A license may be suspended under this section if the license holder: (1) is charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or of a felony under an information or indictment....

Seems pretty clear to me.

Posted by: Kenneth Fair on March 25, 2006 4:32 PM

You are right, that is pretty funny. Though I have to say, I prefer this moment of zen from Juanita a bit more:

Posted by: Steph on March 26, 2006 5:05 PM