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by locke_n_load
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Store Owner Charged with Attempted Murder
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Store Owner Charged with Attempted Murder

Theft in the nighttime? :confused5 (Texas law question) A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property: (1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41 ;  and (2) when and to the degree he reasonably believe...
by locke_n_load
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Reporting Multiple Sales
Replies: 27
Views: 931

Re: Reporting Multiple Sales

I sure wish I could afford to buy multiple guns all at once. :biggrinjester: Somebody was selling $30 lowers a while back. :thumbs2: Primary Arms in Houston had stripped Anderson lowers for $29.99! I bought 3, picked up in person, for under $100. If you aren't on some kind of list by now, you aren'...
by locke_n_load
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are our glory days behind us? Yes, I think they are.
Replies: 50
Views: 1643

Re: Are our glory days behind us? Yes, I think they are.

I'm 30. We're not lying over and dying. There are still those of us, even millennials, who hold onto traditional values. Things are changing, and not usually for the better, but the USA is still the most free country on the planet. Believe it or not, Trump is/was not our last chance. He is a busines...
by locke_n_load
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Alright, got my callsign a while back: KG5ZOO. Currently have a baofeng UV-5R with 771 antenna, and a TYT TH9800 quadband transceiver with a TRAM 1480 antenna in the attic. I like the crossband repeater function for emergencies - can use my handheld in my neighborhood and hit my base station which ...
by locke_n_load
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Richbirdhunter wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:51 pm
I have a small hand held ham radio, I keep it in my bug out bag. I’m not licensed to use it but it’s nice to have it in a pinch.
Hard to learn how to really use it if you don't use it!
Get your license (not difficult at all) and get on the air.
by locke_n_load
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Alright, got my callsign a while back: KG5ZOO. Currently have a baofeng UV-5R with 771 antenna, and a TYT TH9800 quadband transceiver with a TRAM 1480 antenna in the attic. I like the crossband repeater function for emergencies - can use my handheld in my neighborhood and hit my base station which ...
by locke_n_load
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

During Harvey here in Houston, civilian rescue efforts probably outpaced military/police rescues. The success rate greatly depended on comms - most people were able to drop pins of gps coordinates on their phones to groups with the same apps and get picked up. We got mostly rain here - had we experi...
by locke_n_load
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Alright, got my callsign a while back: KG5ZOO. Currently have a baofeng UV-5R with 771 antenna, and a TYT TH9800 quadband transceiver with a TRAM 1480 antenna in the attic. I like the crossband repeater function for emergencies - can use my handheld in my neighborhood and hit my base station which r...
by locke_n_load
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
Replies: 83
Views: 3087

Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

How in the world can your son have the time and privacy to build a pipe bomb while living with you? Seriously? Where your parents with you 24x7 when you were a teen? A couple of hours on the internet one day, a trip to home depot on another, then a couple of hours putting them together! How do teen...
by locke_n_load
Thu May 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
Replies: 83
Views: 3087

Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

Misfit Child wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:54 pm
jason812 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:50 pm
If schools have to allow LTC carry, does this mean zoos will become zoos again?
Maybe schools will become zoos.

More than they are already.
Reading into current events, they already are.
by locke_n_load
Thu May 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
Replies: 83
Views: 3087

Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

How in the world can your son have the time and privacy to build a pipe bomb while living with you? Seriously? Where your parents with you 24x7 when you were a teen? A couple of hours on the internet one day, a trip to home depot on another, then a couple of hours putting them together! How do teen...
by locke_n_load
Wed May 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
Replies: 83
Views: 3087

Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

And I was very disappointed that the governor did not bring up armed licensed parents at all - they are already vetted by the state, let them carry.
by locke_n_load
Wed May 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
Replies: 83
Views: 3087

Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

He was 17. If bent on a rampage, he will find a way. No gun safe or gun lock was going to stop him. I would want to punish the parents for failing at their main job - parenting. How in the world can your son have the time and privacy to build a pipe bomb while living with you? I have a daughter - wh...
by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Depending on which VEC the team works with, they should have the ability to electronically submit results for Technician licensees. I'm the contact VE for my team, and we submit our results to W5YI-VEC. Unfortunately, we don't submit enough tests for them to allow me to submit electronically, and I...
by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 190
Views: 13036

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Passed my tech exam today. Congrats!!! :txflag: It's typically only a few days wait. VE guy who was helping with Exams said it took around 10 days. Hope he's wrong and you're right! Congrats! I'd still expect 10 days. I took my exam on 2/25 this year, and the FCC issued the call sign on 3/7. The FC...

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