I agree with you, for the most part, except I don't see it as "abuse". If Texas law requires training but ALSO recognizes VA permits without qualification, this too is Texas law, is it not?
As such, I see it as either/or. Texas requires training OR a permit which they recognize.
I don't see abuse, I see options.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.