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by dolanp
Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
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Well my problem is the whole 'opinion of the LEO' part. There should be a legal definition that is not subjective. Too much room for abuse or mistakes.
by dolanp
Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 19328

What purpose does a bar have if it's illegal to be intoxicated there? I don't buy into the pre-emptive policing ideas, it's the same argument gun control advocates use all the time.
by dolanp
Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 19328

Up in Virginia cops have taken to walking into bars and arresting people for public intoxication. The police chief literally said "You can't be drunk in a bar". It's disturbing how low the bar is set for evidence as well. Of course the cops managed to get these people to submit to a breathalyzer somehow. As far as I understand you are under no obligation to submit (illegal search) if you are not driving and the consent is implied via driver's license agreement and whatnot.

I heard a secondhand story of someone walking home from a bar in this area being arrested for PI. I think if the person was responsible enough to walk and not drive they ought to be left alone. I guess they could call a cab but then the overzealous police could nab them on the curb waiting for it too I suppose.
by dolanp
Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 19328

Re: 2007

anygunanywhere wrote:2. Copy Florida's "Castle Doctrine" law.
This is a big one too, I hope the NRA starts pushing it here. It also included language to exempt from civil suits if the shoot was justified IIRC. That would be nice because using force in TX always carries the weight of possibly getting sued which is unfortunate.

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