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by imkopaka
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 560 - Holy Grail?
Replies: 224
Views: 9846

Re: HB 560 - Holy Grail?

Response from Tom Craddick: Dear [name], Thank you for your recent letter in support of House Bill 560. It is always nice hearing from constituents. I believe input from citizens is important to forming good public policy. House Bill 560, filed by Representative Drew Springer, proposes to modify gun...
by imkopaka
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Visiting Texas Tech. Any Gotchas?
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Visiting Texas Tech. Any Gotchas?

They wasted their money posting 30.07. Open carry on any school campus is statutorily prohibited. I would be happy for them to vigorously prosecute anyone who did, including a licensee who is supposed to know better. I've been to the campus once or twice. It's not always obvious when you are steppi...
by imkopaka
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Competitive Shooting
Topic: Compilation of disqualifications in shooting sports
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: Compilation of disqualifications in shooting sports

Seeing them all together gives me the willies.
by imkopaka
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 560 - Holy Grail?
Replies: 224
Views: 9846

Re: HB 560 - Holy Grail?

So, for us noobs. Around when will we be hearing if this thing as any steam? Feb, march, april, during Trumps first term or second? :waiting: 85th Texas legislative session commenced on Jan 10th and has a maximum length of 140 days. We will know for sure what will happen (if anything) with this bil...
by imkopaka
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Have you ever seen...
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: Have you ever seen...

On a striker fired weapon, I can't possibly imagine that happening. The mechanics of the weapon simply don't allow it to move that way. No matter what piece broke (unless it was the striker itself breaking at the joint between the front and rear), it would not allow the primer to be struck. On a ham...
by imkopaka
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: MI: Open carry idiots almost win Darwin award
Replies: 31
Views: 794

Re: Open carry idiots almost win Darwin award

Unbelievable stupidity. Just because something is lawful doesn't mean it's smart. To quote a fictional character, "the law is not intended to outline every possible infraction one may commit, however the spirit of the law is clear: blatant disregard for the safety and well-being of others will ...
by imkopaka
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: The "Waiting Room"
Topic: Started the process for my wife
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Started the process for my wife

Card arrived today! New licensed carrier on the block. :woohoo
by imkopaka
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Federal
Topic: Hearing Protection Act of 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 2610

Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

I just emailed Rep. Conaway (District 11) and asked him to cosponsor and support this bill.
by imkopaka
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 560 - Holy Grail?
Replies: 224
Views: 9846

Re: HB 560 - Holy Grail?

I wrote Tom Craddick today and said: Mr. Craddick, I would like to encourage you to support Texas House Bill 560 (Springer). This is being hailed as the most important self-defense bill in 10 years, and would greatly expand the carry authority of individuals licensed to carry a handgun in the State ...
by imkopaka
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: The "Waiting Room"
Topic: Started the process for my wife
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Started the process for my wife

Wow. The DPS status website says that all requirements (including background check) are good. Now it says "Print Pending." Shouldn't be long now!
by imkopaka
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: The "Waiting Room"
Topic: Started the process for my wife
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Started the process for my wife

Finally got everything in. Now we wait. Of course, at this point one has to wonder if this whole process will be for nothing, given what's on the table for the legislative session. It's likely that our fees will have been lower if we waited, and remotely possible that she will not need to be license...
by imkopaka
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: US Census American Community Survey
Replies: 26
Views: 735

Re: US Census American Community Survey

The last time someone was prosecuted for failing to complete anything from the Census Bureau was in 1970, when a man was charged for filling out some answers but not others on the actual , constitutionally mandated census, and still refused to finish it when the court gave him an opportunity to do s...
by imkopaka
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: US Census American Community Survey
Replies: 26
Views: 735

Re: US Census American Community Survey

You can't use deadly force to terminate a criminal trespass. You can use force in certain circumstances, but you'd better be able to justify why you didn't just wait for police (could invite a civil suit, too). Now, one step across the threshold without my permission and it's another story... For th...
by imkopaka
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: US Census American Community Survey
Replies: 26
Views: 735

Re: US Census American Community Survey

Not to revive a dead thread, but I got my notice in the mail a few weeks ago. After doing some research, I have elected not to do the survey. The survey itself is invasive and unconstitutional, and a Supreme Court ruling from the 1890's (which has not been overturned) specifically forbids this sort ...
by imkopaka
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB 202 thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: SB 202 thoughts

bblhd672 wrote:If written by a Dem then I oppose without reading it.


So you oppose the one that does away with daylight savings time? :biggrinjester:

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