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by srothstein
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 22 - Paper ballot trail required
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: HB 22 - Paper ballot trail required

My county (Caldwell) uses a system like this already and I liked it when I saw it this year. When I went in, I was asked to choose a ballot at random from a small stack. The ballots were all blank except for the judge's signature on them. I picked one and the judge ran it through the computer that c...
by srothstein
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

(9) a part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. As written is would outlaw all hammerless and potentially all cartridge double rifles. I disagree. The parts must ...
by srothstein
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident
Replies: 45
Views: 1117

Re: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident

Illinois has a felony murder rule - it says something like, if someone is killed during the commission of a felony, the felon can be charged with murder even if he didn't do the actual killing - is it possible it could apply to the bad guy in this case? I do not know Illinois law but I was thinking...
by srothstein
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alcohol and self defense
Replies: 29
Views: 737

Re: Alcohol and self defense

I think there is a combination of things to consider. The two big ones are the criminal case and the civil suit. In the criminal case. I think most of the question in the criminal case is going to be if the shoot was justified or not. If the shoot was clearly justified, I doubt if your being buzzed ...
by srothstein
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 711
Views: 29231

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

Personally I would like to see a law that all tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, voting and the draft be legally required to apply at the same age. Be it 18, 21 (my preference) or 25. I agree and want it taken a step further. I want a constitutional amendment that states that the age of majority is the s...
by srothstein
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 2828
Views: 118161

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

just pointed out that collusion was never used by anyone I am not sure that the word collusion was only used by Trump and his associates, but I agree it was not used in the letter appointing Mueller as special counsel. But I also noted that you seem to have missed a significant point in the appoint...
by srothstein
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry

I’m glad we don’t have constitutional carry. I like that LTC holders must pass a background check based on current standards in LTC law book. I’d rather not open the door wide open for any & everyone to freely carry wherever they like. Sorry, but if you get convicted of a DWI, I’m glad you’re not e...
by srothstein
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 2828
Views: 118161

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

But wait, there's more. Now tRump is wanting more troops to the border (where they are legally prohibited from engaging in police activites) and suggesting they have the authority to shoot anyone throwing rocks at them. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-ratchets-up-racially-divisive-mes...
by srothstein
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 2828
Views: 118161

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

In either the most arrogant display of ignorance concerning the US Constitution, or the newest in a long line of absurd pronouncements to distract the populace just days before the mid-term elections, tRump proposes to end birthright citizenship protected in the 14th Amendment with an executive ord...
by srothstein
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 711
Views: 29231

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

I like the new voting machine we used in Caldwell county. You get blank paper for a ballot. You insert it into a computer that then shows the various options. You vote however you want and then the computer prints the ballot on the piece of paper with your votes. You take the ballot over to another ...
by srothstein
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 711
Views: 29231

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

I can think of several. My rules for voting are (in order): 1. Vote for people I specifically want to win. This means that I have paid enough attention to that race that I decided who I support for whatever reason. 2. Vote against people I specifically do not like. Again, this means I paid enough at...
by srothstein
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: What percentage of police officers have fired their weapon outside qual/training?
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: What percentage of police officers have fired their weapon outside qual/training?

police and sheriff’s departments with 100 or more officers The actual figure is probably lower. I'd presume that the smaller the municipality/department, the less likely they'll need to fire their sidearms while on duty. My initial guess was 5-10%. I am not sure. I think they may fire them more in ...
by srothstein
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Medical Facilities
Replies: 32
Views: 1134

Re: Medical Facilities

Government owned hospitals can post enforceable 30.06/7 signs because carry under (authority of) LTC in hospitals is prohibited in PC 46.035, if they post a 30.0x sign. Also, 411.209 contains a section allowing posting of government property prohibited elsewhere (than 30.0x) in the penal code. So g...
by srothstein
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Bullet proof clothing maker shoots himself
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Bullet proof clothing maker shoots himself

Richard Davis was famous for doing this. He was the founder of the Second Chance body armor company. Back in the late 70's he would shoot himself wearing a vest to demonstrate to police it would work. He was trying to convince officers of that time frame to wear vests. His is probably the person who...
by srothstein
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Now I want a Barrett
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Now I want a Barrett

I want one of those magical Barrett 50 cal. rifles that can hurt the occupants of an armored car even if they do not penetrate the armor. I have no idea how that could happen, except maybe if the clang when it hits the metal is too loud for their sensitive ears. I read that line and the line about n...

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