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by AlexKilpatrick
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Austin Technology Incubator
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Austin Technology Incubator

Does anyone know whether the Austin Technology Incubator (http://ati.utexas.edu/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) would be considered a campus for the purpose of CHL? It isn't actually on campus, but it is considered part of the University of Texas. It is actually housed in the old MC...
by AlexKilpatrick
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: "Legal Heat" Smart Phone App
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: "Legal Heat" Smart Phone App

It is a pity that GPS is not more accurate, such that it could tell what building you were at or about to enter. It would be neat to have an app that would buzz when you were about to go into a location where carrying is not allowed. As an aside, I do some side-work in developing Android apps. If an...
by AlexKilpatrick
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: CHL Licensing Section of DPS Destroying the CHL
Replies: 85
Views: 4745

Re: CHL Licensing Section of DPS Destroying the CHL

Fingerprinting would be a good add-on to one of those places that does packing, shipping, copies, etc. You could just let people walk-in and get their fingerprints done. If your enrollers are good, then you can do a whole enrollment in less than five minutes. However, remember that L-1, by law, has ...
by AlexKilpatrick
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Other States
Topic: Man accidentally kills himself during CCW class
Replies: 32
Views: 2031

Re: Man kills himself during CCW class!!

"Initially the call came in that the gun had been dropped and went off, but the trajectory of the bullet did not match up," said the sheriff.
I hate when people do this.

Also, I don't really understand the exercise, but if you were totally new to it, why would you do this with live rounds?
by AlexKilpatrick
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: BG calls 911 because homeowner might have a gun
Replies: 1
Views: 417

BG calls 911 because homeowner might have a gun

This one made me chuckle: http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/08/oregon.intruder.911/index.html?npt=NP1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Chapek locked himself in the bathroom and made an emergency call, police said. He said he had broken into the house, the owner had come home, and that h...
by AlexKilpatrick
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Fingerprints
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fingerprints

O.K. Fella's Got the call this morning and the fingerprints were all ready rejected. Only took three day's I was impressed. Going to get them redone this Thursday drinking plenty of water and using Cornhusker's lotion. Any more suggestion's? Wish me luck. Tell them that you have tough fingerprints ...
by AlexKilpatrick
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Virgina police talk about response to "Man with a gun"
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Virgina police talk about response to "Man with a gun"

This is a discussion from VA police about how they respond to "man with a gun" calls. I thought it was kind of interesting (but long). It is Virginia, not Texas, but I think a lot of the key elements translate. Virginia does allow open-carry, so keep that in mind. http://vaguninfo.com/videos/vcdl_me...
by AlexKilpatrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Fingerprints
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fingerprints

Kythas wrote:Speaking of the electronic finger print places, where does one go to find a place that does them?
You have to schedule through L-1's site.

http://www.l1enrollment.com/state/?st=tx
by AlexKilpatrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Fingerprints
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fingerprints

There are a lot of different definitions of "retained" I know military fingerprints are kept in a database at the FBI, but are never searched expect in very, very special circumstances. Teacher fingerprints are deleted. To a certain extent, it is in the FBI's best interest to try to keep irrelevant ...
by AlexKilpatrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Fingerprints
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fingerprints

I'm surprised they don't want DNA these days. :???: DNA tests are about $100 each. However, DNA is much more effective in a forensics application, because it is easy to leave DNA at a crime scene. For identification, which is what the CHL check is all about, there is nothing that can beat fingerpri...
by AlexKilpatrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Fingerprints
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fingerprints

Estimates vary, but about .5%-2% of the population do not have "usable" fingerprints. Sometimes it is because of your job (masonry work is a big one) and sometimes it is just genetic. However, you do have some distinguishing features on your fingers, guaranteed. You just don't have the normal patter...
by AlexKilpatrick
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: CHL Licensing Section of DPS Destroying the CHL
Replies: 85
Views: 4745

Re: CHL Licensing Section of DPS Destroying the CHL

I've worked in biometrics (fingerprints, face, and iris) for the past seven years, and crossed paths with L-1 several times during my career. I've written programs that convert paper fingerprint cards to electronic records, and deployed the software to Iraq, Afghanistan, and several other countries,...
by AlexKilpatrick
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: CHL requirements
Replies: 62
Views: 3037

Re: CHL requirements

Actually, this raises an interesting question. How close are the Texas CHL fees to the actual cost of processing? I know DL fees are much lower, but there is no background check involved with those. With a CHL, there is a federal background check, plus some other database checks, plus processing a b...
by AlexKilpatrick
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carrying Concealed on a Military base in Oklahoma
Replies: 42
Views: 2181

Re: Carrying Concealed on a Military base in Oklahoma

I'm not sure if this is still true, but when I lived on a military base I was not able to keep a weapon in my home either. I had to check it in to the security police for the entire time I lived there. I could check it out to go target shooting, but that is about it.

Kind of ironic, IMHO.
by AlexKilpatrick
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: CHL Scenario Training
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: CHL Scenario Training

My course certainly covered the ins and outs of when you can use deadly force, but it was just words. It leaves me wondering whether I really have all that internalized such that I will do the right thing when it counts. I used to teach skydiving, and we had a similar situation where there were a va...

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