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by KLB
Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TX: brass knuckles, kitty keychain etc ban lifted...
Replies: 29
Views: 1091

Re: TX: brass knuckles, kitty keychain etc ban lifted...

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers have passed legislation lifting the state ban on brass knuckles, kitty keychains and other self defense items. The Texas Senate gave the bill its final OK on Wednesday morning; it now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature or veto. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas...
by KLB
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Africa: In case you were thinking of visiting
Replies: 24
Views: 1144

Re: Africa: In case you were thinking of visiting

In truth I'm not likely to go, but I'd love to tour the Okavango Delta and have thought Botswana pretty safe. Is it not?
by KLB
Fri May 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: 9th Circuit says 2nd Amendment does not cover legally present but nonimmigrant aliens
Replies: 3
Views: 260

9th Circuit says 2nd Amendment does not cover legally present but nonimmigrant aliens

Federal law bans illegal aliens from possessing guns, see 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A), which applies to anyone "who, being an alien" "is illegally or unlawfully in the United States." No problem, all federal courts who considered the issue have said. Indeed, the Ninth Circuit so held in U.S. v. Torres...
by KLB
Thu May 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carrying on someones private property
Replies: 27
Views: 624

Re: Carrying on someones private property

Just a guess here, but was this some type of person buying or selling something? If something like a Craigslist buy, I don't go to ANY of them without being armed. Period. A wise policy. But in connection with a writing group I belong to, I find myself going into people's homes when I have no idea ...
by KLB
Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Social Security pending Insolvency
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Social Security pending Insolvency

Another way to think of the Social Security trust fund: You find that when you want to take a vacation, you never have enough money, so you put $20 out of each paycheck into a cookie jar. But as you near the end of each pay period, you find yourself short. To solve that problem, you take $20 out of ...
by KLB
Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Testing improper signage...
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Testing improper signage...

It can be very expensive to be a test case, even if you win. And going to court offers no guarantees of anything--except spending money.
by KLB
Sat May 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lowes and Veteran Discounts
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Lowes and Veteran Discounts

rotor wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Register with Lowes and get a "MyLowes" card. Scan that every time you checkout and get a 10% discount. I found out about the discount when buying an appliance too.
Yes. I have the card, and it works for me. A great deal.
by KLB
Sat May 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TSCRA: 30 TX/OK LEO's arresting cattle thieves, cattle scammers.
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: TSCRA: 30 TX/OK LEO's arresting cattle thieves, cattle scammers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Sol_Estes The above link is the story of the notorious Texas scammer Billy Sol Estes, who also got loans by claiming assets that did not exist. His "assets" were not cattle, but I threw him into this thread due to the similarity with today's cattle collateral sc...
by KLB
Sat May 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Mass Shootings: America is (at worst) 56th, not 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Mass Shootings: America is (at worst) 56th, not 1st

That the U.S. leads the world in mass shooting events, and that the cause is our liberal gun laws, are articles of faith on the Left. Barack Obama, for example, said: The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the w...
by KLB
Tue May 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Government regulation of social media?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Government regulation of social media?

Interesting that this thread should arise just as Powerlineblog has a relevant post: A number of conservatives have said that although Google, Facebook, and Twitter are engaging in censorship of conservatives, those platforms are privately-owned, and therefore immune from the reach of the First Amen...
by KLB
Tue May 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Nobody but Corey Booker
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: Nobody but Corey Booker

The most notable piece of Mr. Booker’s plan is the proposed gun licensing program, which would enact minimum standards for gun ownership nationwide. Under such a program, a person seeking to buy a gun would need to apply for a license in much the same way one applies for a passport. Mr. Booker’s ca...
by KLB
Sat May 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas House backs open display of handguns in cars
Replies: 32
Views: 1131

Re: Texas House backs open display of handguns in cars

Looking for opinions here: I got into a discussion with a capt in our agency on this well the concealed part, a zip up pistol case/rug in a vehicle's seat in open view, he said illegal as showing a handgun present I asked him to open it nope no G32 but a Butterfinger bar, no firearm, he was not imp...
by KLB
Sat May 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Range Bag-Not What You Think
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Range Bag-Not What You Think

Compare this post with the discussion in:
viewtopic.php?f=94&t=95788&hilit=Car&start=15#p1248711

A mess.
by KLB
Sat May 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Knowing What the Other Side Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Knowing What the Other Side Plans

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:14 pm
whenever I read that someone "took on the NRA", I automatically discount whatever he says; because 100% of the time, he or she is setting up the NRA as a straw man. It’s nothing but chest thumping.
Good point. I agree.
by KLB
Sat May 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Surviving a gunfight
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Surviving a gunfight

Those old timers—Earp, Masterson, Hickok and the rest—didn’t have access to the equipment that we have today. They had to make do with a small assortment of guns that were suitable for the task. They had to rely on gun rigs that were not much more than leather pockets. Their choice of ammo was lead...

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