well, considering the love affair Texas has with concealed carry...or maybe it's just people who look like Davey Crocket? There should not be any backlash on that account.
But all the fun laws Texas has been passing....this one fits right into place!
I think the "love affair [...] with concealed carry" is less than people think. My daughter and her husband are in TX, stationed at Ft Bliss, and it's no easier to get a CCW permit there than it is in most states. And the CCW rules are more stringent than they are here in CO. TX does not allow open carry, and it is a crime for a CCW holder to intentionally expose their weapon. If the weapon is in the car, say, in a holster mounted to the center console, it must be covered.
The -ONLY- reason to try and limit the right to record to a select few, is to try and control what is released. It's Censorship.however, the point is not gun carry permits, open or concealed, but filming police in their natural environment....
I think - and maybe Bob would agree to a point - it is taking overhand, or always has, especially now, that nearly everybody has a device capable of mid to high grade video imaging. Why does one have to have an FCC license to film cops? Because reporters can't be everywhere? 100 feet? that's a lot of real estate, especially in tight spaces or indoors.....what is so scary about being filmed?