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by Ruark
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
rtschl wrote: TPC §46.035(i) was created in 1997 as part of HB2909. We had to do it that way to achieve the goal. People constantly ask why we didn't just repeal the prohibition on churches, hospitals, etc. The simple answer is we didn't have the votes. The prohibition on carrying in churches, hospitals, etc. was necessary to pass SB60 in 1995 in order to create concealed carry. It was not politically feasible to delete those locations from the off-limits list only two years later. Heck, look how long I've been pushing to repeal all off-limits areas!

There is nothing confusing about §46.03(i); people simply quit reading too soon. Read together, it is absolutely clear that churches,etc. are not off-limits unless they receive notice pursuant to TPC §30.06. If LTCs are not aware of this fact, then their LTC Instructor let them down in a very big way.

Chas.
Do you think finally fixing this is something that could be brought up at the next session?
by Ruark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting

anygunanywhere wrote:I’ll just leave this here for your reading pleasure.

https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=232543
Wow. I think I stopped breathing while I was reading that.
by Ruark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting

Oh, boy. Turns out criminal history reporting in the military is virtually non-existent. A quote from the article below:
    • "Failure to report the outcome of criminal cases was 79 percent in the Army and 50 percent in the Air Force, the report said. In the Navy, it was 94 percent."
This is from:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... story.html
by Ruark
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting

This gem, from the CNN article above:
  • "In some states, a background check can be run fairly quickly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). However, Texas is not one of these states, so firearms dealers are required to contact the FBI directly for all firearm background checks."
by Ruark
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting

They're here. Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Gifford's husband, on CNN with Anderson Cooper: "In Texas, you can buy a gun without a background check." And then, "In Texas, Arizona and some other states, you can get out of prison, walk straight to the nearest gun show and buy an arsenal of weapons and high capacity magazines without a background check." Cooper, coward that he is, didn't blink.
by Ruark
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 27 dead 30 injured in mass shooting

Wow.... I wonder if the families of the victims will have a nice lawsuit case against the USAF for not reporting.
by Ruark
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 27 dead 30 injured in mass shooting

Is anybody talking about how he was able to purchase the guns? The Sheriff's office said nothing came up on his background check, yet he was supposed to be disqualified, due to the Dishonorable Discharge and spending a year in jail for assaulting his wife and child. Was this a glitch in the NICS system, perhaps? If it was, it's pretty serious.
by Ruark
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 308
Views: 19853

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church 27 dead 30 injured in mass shooting

Another thing that's notable is that the news media isn't making a PEEP about the real hero here: the guy - the "local armed resident" who engaged in a gunfight with the shooter outside the church and stopped him, apparently killing him. Not a peep. No name, nothing. Of course, there are lots of on-camera interviews with the cowboy yahoo who chased after him in his truck. Civilians shooting at bad guys is a politically incorrect news topic.

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