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by chartreuse
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

Lots of good stuff there, Charles. We likely agree on more than we disagree. We have perennial NRA bashers here on the forum and their tactics are so transparent. They spin, twist, quote out of context, or flat out lie about the NRA. I see this starting with the new, critically important National Sc...
by chartreuse
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

In a Christian spirit, I'd like to say that I truly appreciate the efforts of Charles and those like him. If I've said anything that offends anyone tonight, then I sincerely apologize. I'm tired, I'm frustrated, and I'm tired of fighting for people when some of them seem more inclined to put a knife...
by chartreuse
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

Read the excepts I posted above; you're deliberately taking it out of context. He made the statement right after he pointed out the money that we spend protecting things we value. If you really can't understand why this was done, then I certainly can't help you. From the minute the press conference...
by chartreuse
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

Also, it's clear that Wayne knows Congress won't provide the necessary funding, so it is very much a grass roots efforts. Again, read his comments. Charles. Mr La Pierre explicitly called upon Congress to "appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation...
by chartreuse
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

I may need to watch the speech again, but it didn't seem to me that he was suggesting a Federal level program to secure schools. He clearly called for "Congress to appropriate funds". That makes it Federal and the rest follows inevitably. I fear that the NRA has become captured by Beltway Bandits a...
by chartreuse
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

What won't be forgotten, and which people will repeat and remember over the long haul is that quote: "The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." This is true and was a very fine thing for Mr. La Pierre to say. I am just saddened by the rest of the beltway "give a g...
by chartreuse
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST
Replies: 79
Views: 7815

Re: NRA press conference LIVE 9:45AM CST

I'm afraid that I must disagree with the general round of back slapping. This may make me unpopular, but I can live with that. I found many of the statements made this morning to be troubling, to say the least. It would appear that the NRA is proposing another TSA, despite the fact that we, in Texas...
by chartreuse
Sat May 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Call to Action: New Mexico
Replies: 69
Views: 6347

Re: Call to Action: New Mexico

I'm disappointed to see that this thread has become moribund. I guess that either (a) folks who love this country and make incredible efforts to come from overseas to make it their home, or (b) young folks who love this country and go out and put themselves in harms way to defend it, or both, don't ...
by chartreuse
Wed May 02, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Call to Action: New Mexico
Replies: 69
Views: 6347

Re: Call to Action: New Mexico

Yeah, really. I'm not throwing anyone under the buss. But since you like analogies, this one is a lot more accurate. We just ran into a burning building and pulled out 535,000 CHLs but couldn't rescue 306 ages 18 to 20. That's a pretty successful rescue operation in most folks' opinion. There are a...
by chartreuse
Tue May 01, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Call to Action: New Mexico
Replies: 69
Views: 6347

Re: Call to Action: New Mexico

So what happens to the 20 year old veterans and the folks with green cards? Do we let them go hang, just 'cos NM has said it'll play ball with the rest of us, as long as we turn our backs on our neighbors? Move to NM and fight to change the law. We can't do that here in Texas. We have plenty to do ...
by chartreuse
Tue May 01, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Call to Action: New Mexico
Replies: 69
Views: 6347

Re: Call to Action: New Mexico

So what happens to the 20 year old veterans and the folks with green cards? Do we let them go hang, just 'cos NM has said it'll play ball with the rest of us, as long as we turn our backs on our neighbors? IMHO, I think so, simply because that isn't our state. It seems that people from elsewhere we...
by chartreuse
Tue May 01, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Call to Action: New Mexico
Replies: 69
Views: 6347

Re: Call to Action: New Mexico

So what happens to the 20 year old veterans and the folks with green cards? Do we let them go hang, just 'cos NM has said it'll play ball with the rest of us, as long as we turn our backs on our neighbors?
by chartreuse
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ACLU Sues SD over Concealed Carry
Replies: 54
Views: 2661

Re: ACLU Sues SD over Concealed Carry

AndyC wrote:Legal residence in the USA is only a right for American citizens - it's a privilege for anyone else, me included. That's my 2c
Absolutely. I always thought that went without saying...
by chartreuse
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Chucky Cheese in Allen, TX is posted 30.06
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Chucky Cheese in Allen, TX is posted 30.06

It kind of makes you wonder why someone would go to the trouble of posting the exact language, but not getting all of the requirements correct? Was their reading comprehension of 30.06 just below adequate? If so, my compliance with the sign will also be just below adequate! :tiphat: I've asked that...
by chartreuse
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ACLU Sues SD over Concealed Carry
Replies: 54
Views: 2661

Re: ACLU Sues SD over Concealed Carry

My "agenda" is: A US citizen is a US citizen. A person is a person. A US citizen is a person, but not all people are US citizens. What's your agenda? That may have come off a bit more confrontational than I intended. Apologies, if so. I guess what I'm trying to say is that one important effect of t...

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