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by srothstein
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Attn Math whizzes
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Attn Math whizzes

C-dub wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 pm
How many in a non-leap year is more interesting.
Is it 31,556,925 or 31,556,925.1, or 31,536,000?
Neither. You have to start with how many seconds are in a day? Is it 86164.1 or 86,400?
by srothstein
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The next incremental infringement?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: The next incremental infringement?

Background check for any sale or TRANSFER. How will they define "transfer." The Dems will want to define it as broadly as possible. If I'm target shooting with a friend and he asks to shoot a few rounds through my .45, will that require a background check? I have a Savage .22magnum/410 shotgun over...
by srothstein
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: CA: Rep suggests forceful confiscation with nukes
Replies: 32
Views: 1400

Re: CA: Rep suggests forceful confiscation with nukes

How many people are they willing to kill so as to successfully confiscate firearms? https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/12/06/how-much-blood-would-leftists-be-willing-to-shed-to-disarm-patriotic-americans-n2537012. This is a question that all legislators should ask themselves before...
by srothstein
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

Unless the government is taking the bump stocks and issuing them to the police and military, how is it a taking requiring compensation under the Fifth Amendment? This is where we get to use bad case law against them. The Kelo v. New London case said that public use including just getting an economi...
by srothstein
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Hanukkah
Replies: 35
Views: 425

Re: Happy Hanukkah

Having grown up in NYC on "Lawn Giland," in a Jewish family, there were two fabulous Jewish Delis in my neighborhood. Alas, that was the '50s and they are gone now. Are there any true Jewish Delis anywhere in the DFW area? I'd pay big money for a big fat potato knish, and a "real" hot pastrami on r...
by srothstein
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

Where does Constitutional law on Ex Post Facto weigh against federal banning of bump stocks? It would not matter. Ex post facto makes you guilty of things you already have done. This law would only make you guilty if you kept the illegal item past the deadline. A better question would be if it woul...
by srothstein
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 180
Views: 8560

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

As far as I know every police officer - and every good student of self-defense - is taught to shoot to stop a threat, not to shoot to kill. Thus there is no intention to cause death even though that is a possible outcome of using deadly force. I think you missed part (b)(2) of the law. It is not on...
by srothstein
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Student evicted for having a gun
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Student evicted for having a gun

I suggest she just stay there and put a better lock on her door. And when anyone asks her why she is locking it, tell them it is to protect her privacy from them. Until the apartment complex actually evicts her, of course. Then sue them for contract violation for the eviction unless there is a no gu...
by srothstein
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 180
Views: 8560

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

There is much about this case that we do not know (witness statements, etc.). However, having said that, how about a "mistake of fact" defense under Section 8.02 of the Texas Penal Code? In other words, had it been her apartment she would have been justified in using deadly force under our castle d...
by srothstein
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 2112

Re: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry

It is actually already illegal to carry while you're drinking (unless you're on your own property, obviously). Both parts of this are wrong. It is illegal to be intoxicated while carrying, but not simply drinking an alcoholic beverage. Location is irrelevant. Intoxicated is still intoxicated. The p...
by srothstein
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Extrajudicial Killing
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Extrajudicial Killing

On the other hand, I'm not so opposed to assassination as an instrument of foreign policy, the same as waging war. If it's moral to kill front line troops, then it's moral to kill military commanders. It's more effective to target and kill a military commander than the troops he commands. It's also...
by srothstein
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Star Telegram poll on Constitutional Carry - go vote
Replies: 48
Views: 1610

Re: Star Telegram poll on Constitutional Carry - go vote

57 to 43 % in our favor still, with 4127 votes in.
by srothstein
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 2112

Re: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry

I agree with the initially quote here, and here's why. If someone will drink and drive, what is to stop them from drinking (getting drunk) and recklessly firing their weapon anywhere? I think the 5 year thing may be a little much, but I do like that they have to wait. I understand your thinking, an...
by srothstein
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Extrajudicial Killing
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Extrajudicial Killing

The difference is actually very easy to see. Notice who is most upset about the KSA killing. This same group is also not upset about anything Obama did and generally ignores the Constitution. In this case, they are upset because the current president is not upset about it. This is American politics ...
by srothstein
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Texas LTC Requirements
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Texas LTC Requirements

I'm applying for a nonresident Virginia ltc as a resident of Texas i was charged with a disorderly conduct and am ineligible to have a Texas license to carry just for using profanity in public in front of a police officer I plead guilty should have fought it for first amendment rights While I agree...

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