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by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Priorities for 2019 legislative session
Replies: 61
Views: 1293

Re: Priorities for 2019 legislative session

The bill I have written 1) creates unlicensed-carry; 2) moves all of TPC §46.035 to §46.03; and 3) exempts LTC's from §46.03. The benefit of this approach is that it creates so-called constitutional carry while preserving a big incentive to get an LTC. The Legislature does not like unlicensed-carry...
by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: ANY incidents of LTCs robbing stores?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: ANY incidents of LTCs robbing stores?

Thanks. I was mainly interested in "store" robberies, not robberies of individuals. I just wanted to see the real-world relationship between (a) the posting of 30-06 signs and the fears of those who post them and (b) the actual probability that their fears will be realized. I still remember the conv...
by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: ANY incidents of LTCs robbing stores?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

ANY incidents of LTCs robbing stores?

Amidst all this talk about stores posting 06 signs, I'm wondering: has there been ONE SINGLE INCIDENT of somebody carrying legally into a store and committing a robbery?
by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Jarhead Confidence
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Jarhead Confidence

mrvmax may have made a point. A nasty prosecutor could fixate on the fact that the Marine had the opportunity to get in the car with the rest of his family and avoid the threat, but instead he chose to be confrontational. It might not end well.
by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Priorities for 2019 legislative session
Replies: 61
Views: 1293

Re: Priorities for 2019 legislative session

If you decide to post your business 30.06 you have to provide armed security for the protection of your employees. Not going to happen. That would be a huge expense for small businesses that post an 06. Anyway, my knee-jerk thoughts: 1. Again.... remove all or most of those places where CC is not a...
by Ruark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: What Would You Do To Help
Replies: 26
Views: 642

Re: What Would You Do To Help

Yes, just get away from it. Right this minute, as you read this, something like this is happening somewhere. It's not your prerogative to wade into it just because you have a LTC. An LTC doesn't make you Batman.
by Ruark
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: MO: Mom murdered in front of 3 children by carjacker
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: MO: Mom murdered in front of 3 children by carjacker

Another thing this illustrates, that many people don't truly understand, is how absolutely cold these guys are. They will kill you just as casually as you'd drink a cup of coffee, utterly without emotion. It doesn't matter if you're a child, rich, poor, disabled, begging on your knees, or anything e...
by Ruark
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 1929
Views: 79821

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

There are articles in the latest Time Magazine related to Trump's lies and his undermining the judicial and other governmental systems. In one article, nonpartisan PolitiFact noted that Trump's statements are almost 69% false. mostly false, or "pants on fire". Only 69%? Wow. Best president we've ha...
by Ruark
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Children of the greatest generation
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Children of the greatest generation

Sounds a lot like my mom, who could have been one of the characters in The Grapes of Wrath. Dust bowl, stuff piled on a truck, going to work in the fields in California, the whole nine yards. I remember some of that stuff, but not all of it. I do remember playing outside all day, every day, until we...
by Ruark
Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence

Good grief. Where would you get those "4"? And I don't see a single person on that list who would be factually knowledgeable about reducing gun violence. MOMS, March for our Lives kids, rabbis and archbishops, lawyers, various women's organizations, etc.
by Ruark
Fri May 25, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does Having An LTC Make You An Implied LEO?
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Does Having An LTC Make You An Implied LEO?

To quote my LTC intructor: "these guys on these internet forums, they've got these guns, and they're just itching to shoot somebody...."
by Ruark
Sat May 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Shooting Situation at Rolling Oaks Mall San Antonio
Replies: 89
Views: 6504

Re: Shooting Situation at Rolling Oaks Mall San Antonio

I can see why some people would be touchy about what happened, if it happened the way I think it did. The 2nd robber "ran through the mall shooting" as he escaped. The perception may be that the LTC holder "started it all" by shooting the 1st robber, and if he hadn't done so, all those additional pe...
by Ruark
Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: And Then There is Boulder CO
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: And Then There is Boulder CO

Oh, boy. So then they're going to do a big sweep through all those violent Boulder gangs (it's infested with them) and take all their illegal guns? Whew, I feel better now.... :cool:
by Ruark
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: O.F. Mossberg discontinues sales to Dick's
Replies: 15
Views: 1156

Re: O.F. Mossberg discontinues sales to Dick's

I'm not sure any of this will impact Dick's all that much anyway. From what I've seen, Dick's is implanted mainly in upscale-ish shopping areas, catering primarily to Democrat yuppies shopping for the latest overpriced designer "gear."
by Ruark
Tue May 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Luminaries on trigger control
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Luminaries on trigger control

Well, good grief, I was waiting for Travis Haley.......

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