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Businesses That Prohibit Guns or Have No Gun Policies

Soap Box: Don’t spend money with businesses that prohibit your ability to protect yourself by limiting your Guns Rights! Period!

Businesses That Prohibit Guns or Have No Gun Policies

Here is my rule, unless I have no other choice, I don’t do business with any company that post TX 30.06 (banning concealed carry) and TX 30.07 (banning Open Carry). If they ban open carry, but allow concealed, I’m forgiving and will still do business with them.

Is your favorite store on the list?

Businesses That Prohibit Guns or Have No Gun Policies

Posted in General, TX LTC / CHL

DPS Announces Temporary Storm-related Changes

Borrowed from the DPS website: http://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/media_and_communications/pr/2017/0828a

DPS Announces Temporary Storm-related Changes

AUSTIN – At the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will implement cost-saving measures for residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The changes will affect driver license (DL) duplicates and Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) surcharges for residents who live in one of the counties that have received a gubernatorial disaster declaration.

DPS will provide a no-cost replacement DL or ID card for residents in the impacted counties, provided they had previously been issued a Texas DL or ID card. Customers living in the affected counties are encouraged to bring whatever identity and residency documentation they have in their possession. (Replacement identification would normally cost $11.)

Eligible cardholders will need to visit a driver license office in person to obtain a free Texas DL or ID replacement. To find a driver license office near you, please visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp. Since DPS driver license offices have been impacted by flooding as well, please check the website prior to coming to an office to ensure it is open.

In addition, residents in these same counties with outstanding DRP surcharges will not be required to make payments for 60 days, effective immediately. No action is required by the customer; DPS will implement the change internally. For additional information about the DRP program, please visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/drp.htm.

We believe, but are not positive, that it includes the LTC license as well…

Posted in General, TX LTC / CHL

FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants Beware of Rumors Misinformation & Fraud

FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants Beware of Rumors Misinformation & Fraud

Borrowed from the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page:

Please be safe out there and remember, if it sounds too good to be true, there is a good chance that it is. If it doesn’t feel right, question it!

Release date: August 31, 2017
Release Number: HQ-17-076

WASHINGTON – The FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable.

To dispel some of the false rumors circulating on the internet and social media, FEMA created a dedicated website to address some of the most common themes. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Visit https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey-rumor-control to get the most accurate information from trusted sources.

Here is how to protect yourself, or someone you care about, from disaster fraud:

-Federal and state workers do not ask for, or accept, money. FEMA staff will never charge applicants for disaster assistance, home inspections, or help filling out applications. Stay alert for false promises to speed up the insurance, disaster assistance, or building permit process.
-In person, always ask to see any FEMA employee ID badges. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams may be in impacted communities providing information and assisting survivors with the registration process or their applicant files.
-A FEMA shirt or jacket is not proof of identity. -All FEMA representatives, including our contracted inspectors, will have a laminated photo ID. All National Flood Insurance Program adjusters will have a NFIP Authorized Adjuster Card with their name and the types of claims they may adjust.
-If you are unsure or uncomfortable with anyone you encounter claiming to be an emergency management official, do not give out personal information, and contact local law enforcement.
-If you suspect fraud, contact the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.

More information on disaster-related fraud is available at the Texas Attorney General’s Office website at texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/disaster-scams or call -800-252-8011.
In Louisiana, disaster-related fraud information is available on the State Attorney General’s Office website at http://www.agjefflandry.com or contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud’s hotline at 1-866-720-5721.

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#CFVFD #CyFairVFD #FEMA #Harvey #ASaferCyFair

Posted in General, Personal Protection

Government Disaster Assistance Post Hurricane Harvey

Government Disaster Assistance Post Hurricane Harvey

If your home and family was affected by Hurricane Harvey, the shock has passed (hopefully), but the reality of the countless websites, paperwork, and other necessary government and insurance red tape has your head swimming. The DoubleActionCHL Team is trying not to add to your stress, but for those who are having a difficult finding the right information, here is another government website setup in order to assist you through, or at least find, the red tape. We are not making light of a serious situation, and have talked with many of our family and friends experiencing the same frustration as you might be.

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Government Disaster Assistance Post Hurricane Harvey

Posted in General

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath Information

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath Information

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we hope that your family and friends are safe.  If you have been affected, you are probably wondering where you begin. Harris County has setup a website with great information in one location. While it may not be all of the information that you need, hopefully is gives you a place to begin.

We will rebuild and come back stronger than before!

http://harrisrecovery.org/fema-information/

Posted in General

Hurricane Harvey Devastated the Houston and other Texas Areas

Hurricane Harvey Devastated the Houston and other Texas Areas

While the danger still hasn’t cleared, and we are still finding out how bad the overall damage really is, Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston and other Texas areas. The DoubleActionCHL Team hope that you are safe and okay.

If you are, and are able to, please donate to the to the following organizations to help with the recover which will be going on for many months if not years:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate

JJ Watts’ Houston Flood Relief Fund

Houston SPCA (for displaced furry family members)

Thank you in advance from DoubleActionCHL Team!

Posted in General

Be Prepared for Hurricane Harvey to make Houston Land Fall Friday Afternoon

Be Prepared for Hurricane Harvey to make Houston Land Fall Friday Afternoon

If you haven’t started preparing for Hurricane Harvey, your should ASAP. Hurricane Harvey is predicted to make land fall Friday afternoon, and Houston is on the “dirty” or rainy side of the storm.

Visit the National Hurricane Center’s website for all of the information related to being prepared for the storm.

Just a few are:

  • Gather important and needed medications together
  • Stock up on can goods and water (if you can)
  • Fill your bathtubs with fresh water
  • Fill your gas tanks
  • Charge cell phones and backup batteries packs (or laptops that can often be used to charge cell phones)
  • Locate flashlights and extra batteries
  • Have a battery powered radio with extra batteries
  • And of course, have your LTC pistol, license, and extra magazines and ammo. If you can, I would include a shotgun and backup gun as well (please don’t carry it with a round chambered).

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

Stay safe out there! And never drive into flood waters!

Posted in General, Personal Protection

Minimum Caliber of Handgun Requirement removed for Texas LTC

Minimum Caliber of Handgun Requirement removed for Texas LTC

You could always carry a 22 caliber pistol under the Texas CHL/LTC laws, but you had to test with a 32 caliber of higher. Not anymore!

Senate Bill 263  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

  • This bill removes the minimum caliber of handgun to be used in the handgun proficiency examination.

To read about all of the new laws (most of them taking affect September 1, 2017) visit:

https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/Legal/newlegislation.htm

Posted in About DoubleActionCHL, News, TX LTC / CHL

Texas LTC Change in Fees Senate Bill 16 

Texas LTC Change in Fees Senate Bill 16

Change in Fees

Senate Bill 16  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewal license to carry a handgun.

  • This bill reduces the standard original license to carry an application fee from $140 to $40.
  • This bill sets the standard renewal license to carry application fee at $40.
  • This bill sets the Senior Citizen and the Indigent license to carry application fee at $40. In addition, this bill set the Senior Citizen and the Indigent renewal license to carry fee to $35.
  • This bill waives license to carry application fees for an Active Texas Peace Officer and Texas Military Forces. The application and renewal fees are reduced from $25 to $0.

To read about all of the new Texas LTC legislation visit  New laws for Handgun Licensing Program

Posted in News, TX LTC / CHL

Texas Community College Campus Carry in Effect Today

Texas Community College Campus Carry in Effect Today

I know that DoubleActionCHL has been quiet for a while on our BLOG, but we are back. Many new and exciting changes are in the works, but more about those later.

One major Texas LTC law goes into affect today, and many other September 1st. We will review the September 1st laws in later BLOG posts, so stay tuned for those.

Texas Community College Campus Carry in Effect Today. The portion of Senate Bill 11 which allows CONCEALED CARRY ONLY on Texas Community Colleges goes into effect today, August 1st, 2017. This allows a Texas LTC holder to conceal carry on a Texas Community College Campus, unless otherwise denied. Check with your Community College first as they can deny concealed carry, according to the Bill posted below, via rules, regulations, or other provisions. This included 30.06 (30.07 doesn’t apply as you CAN’T open carry on any college campuses).

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11  Effective: August 1, 2016

Caption:  Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.  

  • Authorizes a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about the license holder’s person while the license holder is on the campus of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education in this state.   Open carrying of handguns is still prohibited at these locations.
  • Authorizes an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education in this state to establish rules, regulation, or other provisions concerning the storage of handguns in dormitories or other residential facilities that are owned or leased and operated by the institution and located on the campus of the institution.
  • Requires the president or other chief executive officer of an institution of higher education in this state to establish reasonable rules, regulations, or other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on the campus or on specific premises located on the campus.
  • Authorizes posting of a sign under Penal Code Section 30.06 with respect to any portion of a premises on which license holders may not carry.
  • The effective date of this law for a public junior college is August 1, 2017
Posted in News, TX LTC / CHL
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