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by ELB
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Couple of things about HB 1911
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Couple of things about HB 1911

I was looking at HB1911 status on the TLO site, and happened to wander into the Fiscal Note on the bill (as filed, not as substituted). It contained the following bit of info: The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports the per-applicant cost to administer the license to carry (LTC) program totals...
by ELB
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Do Texas Rangers Carry?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What Do Texas Rangers Carry?

If you are ever in Waco, I suggest a half day at the Texas Rangers Museum. May pistols on display, and you'll be amazed at the engraving and detail work that went into these officer's EDC pistols..... I am assuming they have removed their 30.06? It was definitely was on the door a few years ago. We...
by ELB
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Legal Requirements for Manual Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Legal Requirements for Manual Safety

OK, tangent here, but I would be concerned about carrying a gun that has a manual safety with the safety off not because of, er, safety or legal issues, but because of the chance that the safety would inadvertently get flipped ON -- and with my luck that would be just before I really really needed t...
by ELB
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: FL: Shotgun-toting mom runs off home invader
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: FL: Shotgun-toting mom runs off home invader

brhalltx wrote:Interesting that New York and Chicago news are running the story...


Yes, I thought that especially about the NYDN.
by ELB
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: FL: Shotgun-toting mom runs off home invader
Replies: 3
Views: 192

FL: Shotgun-toting mom runs off home invader

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-mom-scares-burglar-shotgun-article-1.3007020 Man with stolen car breaks down front door of house. Mom with 2 youngsters acquires shotgun, invader rapidly disinvades. No shots fired. Video here http://abc7chicago.com/news/video-florida-mom-pulls-shotgu...
by ELB
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Grove TX: Man robs McDonalds by poking a hairbrush under a leopard print robe
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Grove TX: Man robs McDonalds by poking a hairbrush under a leopard print robe

I think I would be sort of embarrassed if I were successfully robbed by some guy wearing a leopard-print bathrobe and using a hair brush. :(

ETA: They should have taken the mug shot while he was wearing the robe.
by ELB
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

There's a video of a robbery a few years ago of a robber who shot a motel (I think) clerk with a revolver. The recoil flipped the muzzle up over 90 degrees and the robber squeezed off a second shot, I assume unintentionally, and it hit him in the head. The clerk survived but the robber did not. Not ...
by ELB
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Other States
Topic: Mass. brother's red tape journey to his LTC & 1st pistol
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Mass. brother's red tape journey to his LTC & 1st pistol

If you want to read something sad and horrifying, go to http://www.longislandfirearms.com/forum/ and read through the posts on how to get a firearms permit in NY. Not to carry, just to have one at home and to the range, and only the range, with. They have a separate forum for Nassau County (whose DA...
by ELB
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Knife rights
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Knife rights

I thought you could carry a longer knife if you had an LTC, and were carrying? If that's the law, I would like to see it. As far as I know, there is a limit on length with or without a LTC. Same with Daggers, dirks, Bowie knives. Kind of stupid. See http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=...
by ELB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mossberg Shockwave
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Mossberg Shockwave

I find this firearm way too interesting to be good for my budget. I'm surprised AndyC didn't start this thread.
by ELB
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: LDS Missionary smites robbers
Replies: 4
Views: 169

LDS Missionary smites robbers

Manaus, Brazil

by ELB
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Central Texas Hog Hunting recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Central Texas Hog Hunting recommendation

Be careful. I have no personal experience but.... https://www.yelp.com/biz/hog-hunting-in-texas-waelder Yes, do some googling on this before deciding. Man, am I glad you guys posted this. The Independence Ranch website was the one I remember having seen online a few years ago, but couldn't remember...
by ELB
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: POLICE: Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: POLICE: Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall

rotor wrote:...What would the LTC guys do though if BG gets up and runs away? ....


As long as it is "away," let him go. ;-)
by ELB
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Central Texas Hog Hunting recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Central Texas Hog Hunting recommendation

rotor wrote:Be careful. I have no personal experience but....
https://www.yelp.com/biz/hog-hunting-in-texas-waelder

Yes, do some googling on this before deciding.

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