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by srothstein
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Millenial Anti-Theft Device
Replies: 55
Views: 1241

Re: Millenial Anti-Theft Device

I learned to use a clutch by learning to ride motorcycle before I learned to drive a car. A lot of these stories are old history to me, including the anti-theft device. I handled a car-jacking back around 92 where the teen used a shotgun to jack a Jeep Wrangler. He got mad when he could not get it m...
by srothstein
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Colorado: Mountain lion enters home, lounges on couch, eats cat
Replies: 18
Views: 698

Re: Colorado: Mountain lion enters home, lounges on couch, eats cat

I think you are all missing one significant point. I have to mourn a little for that brave little housecat that challenged the mountain lion entering HIS domain.
by srothstein
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cabela’s Faces Lawsuit After Man Who Purchased Antique Firearm Committed Murder
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Cabela’s Faces Lawsuit After Man Who Purchased Antique Firearm Committed Murder

I just tried to read the Ohio law, and I am not sure that Cabela's violated the law. The law does not except black powder or antiques from its definition of firearms. It also does say it is illegal to recklessly sell a firearm to a prohibited person. And it defines the convicted felon as a prohibite...
by srothstein
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: UT: Screwdriver v Gun, Homework Assignment
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: UT: Screwdriver v Gun, Homework Assignment

Hmmm, an interesting debate on the use of force. This is a mixed case where the officer made two mistakes that I can see. One of the mistakes is at the scene and the other was in his report afterwards. The shooting would not have been justified under Texas law, as quoted above. The crime committed w...
by srothstein
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Common Sense Democrat Control
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Common Sense Democrat Control

"Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation , the report said, citing corrections records. " If the one guy has no political leanings, how does one have an argument over politics? How does that argument become so heated that it turns ...
by srothstein
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: FL: Good guy with gun averts possible mass shooting
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: FL: Good guy with gun averts possible mass shooting

Well, I can't wait to see how they spin this. Every time something like this occurs, the media try to turn it around and create a controversy where none should exist. I bet they count it as a school shooting since it was a back to school event. That is a closer relationship to schools than some of ...
by srothstein
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "The Bleeding Edge" is about medical implants
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: "The Bleeding Edge" is about medical implants

I think of myself as a libertarian but I am only speaking for myself. My basic philosophy of government is that we, the people, form governments to protect us from those who would prey upon us. Preying upon us includes armed criminals, foreign governments, and the unarmed criminals who use fraud to ...
by srothstein
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Confiscation in Florida?
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Confiscation in Florida?

Just for technical accuracy, it was only the 64 applications in Pinellas county where every one was approved. That is still disturbing, but not as bad as the article implies. There is an even bigger discrepancy in the article, though, that should make the law get re-examined. There were 450 people w...
by srothstein
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TX: No place but Austin
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: TX: No place but Austin

I saw this article and I am left wondering if there is someone left in Austin who put this in as an attempt to show the rest of them just how ridiculous this whitewashing of history really is. I cannot think, even in Austin, that this is a serious proposal, which left me guessing it was someone who...
by srothstein
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Church Security Team help!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1891

Re: Church Security Team help!!

My church has a “first responders” team. All members of the team wear a polo shirt identifying them as a “first responder”. The guys with the blue polo shirts are all active or retired LEOs who attend there. The guys will the red polo shirts are all medical/EMS people. But other than the color diff...
by srothstein
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TX: No place but Austin
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: TX: No place but Austin

I saw this article and I am left wondering if there is someone left in Austin who put this in as an attempt to show the rest of them just how ridiculous this whitewashing of history really is. I cannot think, even in Austin, that this is a serious proposal, which left me guessing it was someone who ...
by srothstein
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

The word on my police forums is that the first responders were a mix of on duty and off duty officers and LTC who volunteered to help. I am guessing the response time was so short because the robbers let a couple people slide out the door during the robbery (can be seen on the video).
by srothstein
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: CC at Private University.
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: CC at Private University.

I just wanted to point out that the law still requires the property to be posted with appropriate 30.06/07 signs. I would look for them by the driveway entrances to the campus. If the course is partially off campus and partially on campus, I would expect to see signs at the entrance where the people...
by srothstein
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: FL:Stand your ground law under fire for parking space dispute murder
Replies: 153
Views: 4137

Re: FL:Stand your ground law under fire for parking space dispute murder

(by a civilian authorized to do so in Travis County) I thought I should emphasize this since most people do not know it is the law in Texas. Transportation Code section 681.0101 allows any political subdivision (city, county, school district, other special district) to appoint volunteers to enforce...
by srothstein
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between theft and robbery?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: What's the difference between theft and robbery?

Approximately: Theft = unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property Robbery = Theft + causes bodily injury to another OR threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death Aggravated Robbery = Robbery + causes serious bodily injury to another OR ...

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