Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

This sub-forum will open for posting on Sept. 1, 2012.

Moderators: Charles L. Cotton, carlson1


Topic author
miedoso
Junior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#1

Post by miedoso » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:53 pm

Go to around 2:13 and listen to him laugh about Texas open carry law. By the way, it's hot again. Dang I hate deciding whether to put two shirts on or have my handle rub against my skin...
[youtube][/youtube]

User avatar

Pacifist
Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 183
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Houston (or thereabouts)

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#2

Post by Pacifist » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:02 pm

Empirical evidence be damned, the gentleman in the video is making the same mistake that nearly every out-of-stater makes, namely he has no concept of just how unique Texas is and how we are completely different from the 40+ states that do allow for some form of open carry, so he should just mind his own business.

As all genuine Texas residents know, if open carry were to be allowed in this state, the streets would run red with blood, women and children will run screaming for cover at the mere sight of a firearm, and we will all have to drive to neighboring states (well, except for that little tiny sliver that borders Arkansas---they don't allow open carry, either) in order to purchase our groceries due to the near-instant proliferation of what will then be legal gun-buster signs at the entrance to every retail establishment.

User avatar

anygunanywhere
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 7357
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:16 am
Location: La Grange, Texas

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#3

Post by anygunanywhere » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:40 am

Opinions are like..ummm..er..armpits.

Anygunanywhere
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, Its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within." Joseph Stalin

User avatar

Pawpaw
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 6490
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:16 am
Location: Hunt County

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#4

Post by Pawpaw » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:20 am

anygunanywhere wrote:Opinions are like..ummm..er..armpits.

Anygunanywhere
Opinions are like noses. Everyone has one and most of them smell. ;-)
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams

NRA Benefactor Life Member

User avatar

tbrown
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:47 pm

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#5

Post by tbrown » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:06 pm

Pacifist wrote:As all genuine Texas residents know, if open carry were to be allowed in this state, the streets would run red with blood, women and children will run screaming for cover at the mere sight of a firearm, and we will all have to drive to neighboring states (well, except for that little tiny sliver that borders Arkansas---they don't allow open carry, either) in order to purchase our groceries due to the near-instant proliferation of what will then be legal gun-buster signs at the entrance to every retail establishment.
Well somebody keeps re-electing Straus.
sent to you from my safe space in the hill country


JKTex
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 5
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:28 am
Location: Flower Mound

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#6

Post by JKTex » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:24 pm

For anyone like me that's been ignoring this thread, the decides "why not?" and started to watch the video.....don't bother. It's 7 minutes of life you'll never get back. 5+ on a rambling video by a guy thta's never been to Texas, let alone knows what he's talking about in regards to Texas, and at least 2 spent staring, wondering why in the world is it here and how in the world you decided to throw that much life away. :totap:

I think I'll go be productive and watch the grass grow. :txflag: :leaving


gringo pistolero
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 741
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:49 pm

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#7

Post by gringo pistolero » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:37 pm

JKTex wrote:For anyone like me that's been ignoring this thread, the decides "why not?" and started to watch the video.....don't bother. It's 7 minutes of life you'll never get back. 5+ on a rambling video
So what you're saying is it's a youtube video?
I sincerely apologize to anybody I offended by suggesting the Second Amendment also applies to The People who don't work for the government.

User avatar

jmra
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 10351
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:51 am
Location: Ellis County

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#8

Post by jmra » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:51 pm

gringo pistolero wrote:
JKTex wrote:For anyone like me that's been ignoring this thread, the decides "why not?" and started to watch the video.....don't bother. It's 7 minutes of life you'll never get back. 5+ on a rambling video
So what you're saying is it's a youtube video?
A YouTube video that I would not let my 9 year old watch.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
John Wayne
NRA Lifetime member


JKTex
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 5
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:28 am
Location: Flower Mound

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#9

Post by JKTex » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:14 pm

gringo pistolero wrote:
JKTex wrote:For anyone like me that's been ignoring this thread, the decides "why not?" and started to watch the video.....don't bother. It's 7 minutes of life you'll never get back. 5+ on a rambling video
So what you're saying is it's a youtube video?
I might be missing your point, or I'm tired, if you're being sarcastic because I know sarcastic. :smilelol5:

Yes, it's a Youtube video that from what I could find, had 1 short mention of Texas by a guy that has never been here and has no clue what he's talking about, standing there in what looks like somewhere in New England, in the snow, rambling with no clear point....especially anything legitimately relevant to carry in Texas. :txflag:


Topic author
miedoso
Junior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#10

Post by miedoso » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:29 am

For the people who are posting, this guys not from Texas etc etc. Of course, that was the point of me posting this. I'm from Iowa, like my other post stated. I think it is CRAZY, that Texas doesn't have open carry and Iowa does. I actually believe though, had it really been put to a vote, it would have passed. I think it shows a failure of the gun lobbyists, like the NRA etc, putting Dems in charge, and giving A ratings, where it clearly should be at best, C. As for watching the video, yes, I posted the exact time period, so you didn't have to watch it all. I think where the guy in the video fails, is he doesn't have other laws, such as the Castle, when he compares to other states. But the simple fact is, that we have wrong ratings per NRA etc for our leaders in Texas, and that should change.

User avatar

Pacifist
Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 183
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Houston (or thereabouts)

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#11

Post by Pacifist » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:31 pm

miedoso wrote:For the people who are posting, this guys not from Texas etc etc. Of course, that was the point of me posting this...
No need to explain, miedoso, the ad hominem attacks confirm quite clearly that they "get it." ;-)
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." - Ayn Rand


JKTex
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 5
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:28 am
Location: Flower Mound

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#12

Post by JKTex » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:45 pm

miedoso wrote:For the people who are posting, this guys not from Texas etc etc. Of course, that was the point of me posting this. I'm from Iowa, like my other post stated. I think it is CRAZY, that Texas doesn't have open carry and Iowa does. I actually believe though, had it really been put to a vote, it would have passed. I think it shows a failure of the gun lobbyists, like the NRA etc, putting Dems in charge, and giving A ratings, where it clearly should be at best, C. As for watching the video, yes, I posted the exact time period, so you didn't have to watch it all. I think where the guy in the video fails, is he doesn't have other laws, such as the Castle, when he compares to other states. But the simple fact is, that we have wrong ratings per NRA etc for our leaders in Texas, and that should change.
You can't compare states without understanding the states. They're not the same, and in the case with Texas, thank GOD we're much different than most stated. :txflag: :mrgreen:

Whether it was for all the wrong reasons, you need to know the history of the State controlling the carry of firearms.

Also, several people are bringing up NRA ratings and how they're wrong. They're not wrong based on how they are determined. They may not be in sync with what we think, but they use the same questionnaire for them all. But I also don't think the ratings mean anything. I mean, how many times does someone have a favorable rating when there are plenty of reasons you or I don't want them speaking for us? It's kind of like polls, they stink most of the time. :coolgleamA:

I still don't see how an uninformed guy from Iowa making a casual (and uninformed) comment about Texas sums up the issue of open carry in Texas from a legislative standpoint. It seems like too many opinions come from not understanding or acknowledging the differences and/or lack of restrictions people may or may not understand. I know someone from another state that can't understand when I tell him he can go buy a gun if he wants one, he doesn't need a permit, or permission slip (card) or to register anything. To his defense, he's from, and was LEO, in one of the worst places in the country when it comes to gun rights, but he still doesn't believe me. :txflag:

User avatar

ALCSTUDIOS
Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 pm
Location: Irving Tx

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#13

Post by ALCSTUDIOS » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:53 pm

I'm from Iowa too and the small part about Texas in the video is true and he does know what he's talking about... we do not have open carry in Texas
NRA,GOA,TFC TSRA & SAF member


JKTex
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 5
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:28 am
Location: Flower Mound

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#14

Post by JKTex » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:06 pm

ALCSTUDIOS wrote:I'm from Iowa too and the small part about Texas in the video is true and he does know what he's talking about... we do not have open carry in Texas
That's true, but a very simplified comment. He, and it seems others, don't understand why. If you don't know how you got somewhere, it's going to take some work to figure out how to get back, or just sit there and complain about being there. :smilelol5:


Tic Tac
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 281
Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Re: Kinda sums up our Open Carry bull

#15

Post by Tic Tac » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:09 pm

Some people can't see the forest for the trees.

Post Reply

Return to “2013 Texas Legislative Session”