Saturday, January 19, 2013

G-d Bless Texas

Reader Jacqueline sends in yet another story of why things are better in Texas:

Chappell Hill bank welcomes concealed handguns
CHAPPELL HILL, Texas -- With a population of just 350 people, what Chappell Hill lacks in size -- it more than makes up for in flair.

“You never know who’s sitting in this bank,” said Ed Smith, president of the Chappell Hill Bank. “If you’re coming in to rob it, I think you’re going to be in a world of hurt.”

Apparently this is the first bank in the nation that actively encourages concealed carry. They've been robbed five times, and are looking for there to not be a sixth time. In a town of 350 people, it's pretty surprising to hear that there have been that many robberies - our town is more than an order of magnitude larger, and we haven't seen a bank robbery in as long as I can remember.

Now, if only they could openly carry into that bank...

That is all.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Just checked Google Maps. Turns out Chappell Hill, Texas is about 30 miles from Houston, right off the Highway. So I'm guessing the Goblins of Sheila Jackson Lee Land are heading out to the 'Burbs for Easy Pickins.

Same thing is happening up here in Lake County at some of our Banks. Cleveland Scum are using Route 2 to go for the Cash.

Also, OldNFO had his Vehicle broken into by DC Scum, even though he lives in Northern Va. Turns out it's 8 minutes to the DC Line. And we all know how well DC Cops fight Crime.

Moral of the Story: Crime happens any where, any time. Carry your Guns.

Armed Texan said...

Sadly, open carry is a no-go in Texas. There are a lot of things to admire about Texas, but there is still a lot of work to do there for those who love freedom.

jetfxr69 said...

I think any of us who happen to attend THE big Houston event in May ought to plan a road-trip to visit the Chappel Hill bank's ATM. Just to give the bank manager a pat on the back, and reinforce that not ALL Yankees are goblins. :)

Dave H said...

Small town banks were popular targets for bank robbers in the 1920s because they tended to not have large police forces (and the police they had didn't have jurisdiction very far out of town), yet still had good roads for robbers to get away on. Local banking associations and police fought back by forming "vigilance committees." Here's an example. So the good folks of Chappell Hill are just carrying on an old tradition.

Erin Palette said...

When I was applying for my concealed carry permit, I had to get my application notarized. Being cheap, I went to my bank and one of the girls behind the counter did it.

She looked at it, said "Oh, this is for concealed carry," and then notarized it as if it wasn't a big thing. And now, ever time that I come it, she greets me by name with a smile.

It is pleasant but oh so very very weird to have a bank teller be genuinely happy to see someone that is carrying concealed. I love it, but it's still so novel that it jars me.

Dave H said...

Erin's got a point. I got the same reaction at two different banks when I went to have pistol permit applications notarized. At one the notary invited me to come back and open an account, and at the other the notary asked me if the permit process is easier in my county than in the one where she lives.

So no, bank staff aren't automatically afraid of legally carried guns.

Cargosquid said...

Come on down to Virginia. Some of our banks don't care.

Old NFO said...

NFCU has no problem with me carrying... :-)

Ed said...

Anybody that goes into a bank and shows their ID as part of the notarization process for any type of paperwork is highly unlikely to come back and rob it, unless they truly want three meals and a cot for several years under very undesirable conditions.