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by Ruark
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Would you shoot?
Replies: 24
Views: 623

Re: Would you shoot?

It also brings up an interesting approach to defining "disparity of force." If a physical assault is one-on-one and neither party has a major physical advantage, there might not be a disparity. But what if there are 5 people beating on 1? Taken individually, they might not present a disparity, but t...
by Ruark
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Africa: In case you were thinking of visiting
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Africa: In case you were thinking of visiting

It would be sad as well as disastrous if this continued and killed the African tourism/hunting industry.
by Ruark
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 48
Views: 1177

Re: Property taxes

Yeah, property taxes are just plain evil. I mean, jeez. You throw up a little shed to keep your lawn mower in. Here comes the county, saying that OK, because you built that shed, you have to pay us MONEY for it, every year.
by Ruark
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TX: The Low Standards of Hate in the Sixth Worst Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: TX: The Low Standards of Hate in the Sixth Worst Airport

San antonio joins Austin, Dallas, et. al. in becoming a bastion of politically correct liberalism. I noticed this article mentioned the Alamo. For example, the Long Barracks at The Alamo, where the very last defenders died, has many items on display, with little caption cards describing the item. In...
by Ruark
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 424
Views: 22008

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Bushwhacker wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:22 pm

That's a rumor I hear a lot but I doubt she'll be the next Vice President.
You have to be 35 to be either VP or P. Quite a mental image, though. Imagine a Harris/Cortez White House.
by Ruark
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Stupid Political Quote of the Day
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Stupid Political Quote of the Day

It's notable that virtually no media attention has been given to the pathetic state of criminal record reporting to NICS. All the background checks in the world are worthless if NICS isn't complete and up to date. The Sutherland Springs shooter had a solid criminal record in the USAF justice system,...
by Ruark
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners
Replies: 160
Views: 9384

Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

Keep in mind also that while some of us tend to eat, sleep and breath gun issues, to most legislators, it's just one tiny crumb on a very large table.
by Ruark
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners
Replies: 160
Views: 9384

Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:00 pm
We also had good Chairmen, so we didn't have to fight multiple dozens of anti-gun bills like we are doing now, thanks to Bonnen. (We are tracking on the order of 140 bills, most of which are bad.

Chas.
Are there ANY pro-gun bills that look like they're headed towards passage this session?
by Ruark
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 784
Views: 39823

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

This Fox News article really sums it up about Beto, er, Francis.
www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-hilton-wh ... hite-house
by Ruark
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: GOA in court re bumpstock-ban - interesting
Replies: 95
Views: 4213

Re: GOA in court re bumpstock-ban - interesting

You know, I gotta ask.... regarding the question of whether he used bump stocks.... as I understand it, the gunfire in that incident was very rapid and machine-gun-like. If he didn't have any full-auto weapons, how else could he have fired in that manner?
by Ruark
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: British Couple (Joel & Lia) Go Shooting
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: British Couple (Joel & Lia) Go Shooting

That was a great video. It's great to see newbies enjoying shooting and having a good time. Many years ago, when the Egyptians were building the pyramids, I was an NRA certified instructor and taught a few people to shoot handguns, usually privately or with a spouse, some shooting for the very first...
by Ruark
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Anti-Gun bias is destroying people’s faith in journalism
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Anti-Gun bias is destroying people’s faith in journalism

Over the years, I've come to believe that our #1 enemy is not the Democrats or Republicans or anybody else: it's the media. You look at the way they slant public opinion, steer elections, and ultimately steer legislation that affects out personal lives, and it's almost frightening. Like the Ocasio-C...
by Ruark
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 424
Views: 22008

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I think AOC is a gigantic example of the media creating the news instead of reporting it. She's a totally media-manufactured celebrity.
by Ruark
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 424
Views: 22008

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She just took advantage of her panel time to make a speech about Trump, then asked a question right at the end and ignored the answer.
by Ruark
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas City Independent School District
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Texas City Independent School District

I think the value of armed guards is schools.is vastly overrated. It takes just seconds for a shooter to kill a dozen kids. Modern urban schools, especially bigh schools can have 20, 30 or more buildings scattered around a campus. You going to have a commando in every building in full battle rattle...

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