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by bubba84
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

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by bubba84
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Grayling813 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:43 pm
bubba84 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:16 am
I have picked up the open records request of all the internal communications from the city of southmayd pertaining to my complaint.

Numerous times the mayor uses the term “make them jump through all the hoops” in regards to me getting the AG involved.

Also theres communication that the signs were voluntarily taken down by someone and he ordered them to be put back up.

Its clear in the emails they are contacting numerous judges, the Grayson co DA, and attorneys to try and get anything they can to keep them up.
Sending all that to the AG's office?

No need, the law is clear and they are in violation.
by bubba84
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

I have picked up the open records request of all the internal communications from the city of southmayd pertaining to my complaint.

Numerous times the mayor uses the term “make them jump through all the hoops” in regards to me getting the AG involved.

Also theres communication that the signs were voluntarily taken down by someone and he ordered them to be put back up.

Its clear in the emails they are contacting numerous judges, the Grayson co DA, and attorneys to try and get anything they can to keep them up.
by bubba84
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Received my copy of the letter that was sent to Mayor Turner from the asst AG looking into the issue.

I also made a FOIA request for any and all communications pertaining to the 30.06/30.07 signs after my notice to the city on 6/24. They have 79 pages of communications to give to me. Will gladly head to the city and pay $7.90 for them on friday.
by bubba84
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Captain Ferguson with the AG’s office has confirmed receipt of the complaint, the proof the city was notified, and the photos. An assistant AG is reviewing.
by bubba84
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

How would you have me approach you? As a peasant with hat in hand asking for the government, no matter how small, to consider my opinion of how they should treat law abiding gun owners?

I dont work that way, like I explained to you in email, I am a law abiding citizen and know the “rules of the game” to the point that I know how to play but also the rules the government has to play by.

You got mad because you got challenged, told how you had to play and didn't like it. You can “dig your heels in” all you want. You can try to spin it all you want. The law is clear, black and white, and you are in violation of it. You were contacted as such, a violator of not only the law but mine and every other lawful citizens rights.

You received the email at 10:45 on monday night. I contacted the AG’s office as I said I would on friday. Between monday and friday is tuesday, wednesday, and thursday, those are three business days and they had expired.

You are in violation of the law and will continually be until the signs come down, whether by choice of yours or force of the AG.
by bubba84
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Any approach to this situation is confrontational. My initial email was posted in its entirety in my op here. It is polite but firm.

Flat out, no ifs, ands or butts, your city is in violation of the law. You cant post the entirety of the building based on that building partially housing courts and court used offices.
by bubba84
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Good city hall, respectful of citizens rights..

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Bad city hall, violating citizens rights illegally.
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by bubba84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Everyone, welcome the Mayor of Southmayd...^. Looks like he joined the forum today.
by bubba84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

Oh, he’s big mad...


“Thank you for you response. By my count I had until this evening to make my decision on whether or not to take the signs down in question. I received your correspondence on Tuesday morning at approximately 9 am, regardless of when you sent it. I had 3 days (because I looked it up) to respond to your request. That means if I choose to take the signs down, I had until Friday June 28th until the close of business until I fall out of compliance with your request sir. I tried to respond to you with one day left to discuss the matter. You have made that a mute point by turning me into the Attorney Generals office already at this point. We don't seem to need to have any further correspondence at this time. The Office of the Attorney General of The Great State of Texas and my attorney can at this point advise me.

I had wanted to discuss and to elaborate on how I feel about this matter is that you are trying to apply a law that does not apply to our cities property. I don't believe you have ever stepped foot into our municipal building. As you walk into the door you immediately turn left and you are staring at the court appointed cashier to pay for your ticket or court costs when entering the building. The only public areas in that building that do not have court business going on are the two bathrooms to your immediate right. These are state mandated bathrooms that must be in the public building and made available to the public. You have to pass through the general court room area to get into any other parts of the building. The other areas include an office for our part-time CPA and a kitchen area that you must enter through the common court room area to reach. So in my interpretation of the law after speaking with the AG's office is the signs are posted immediately outside of where the court room business takes effect.

While your intentions are good, if those signs were taken down that gives the criminals the right to carry guns into our courtroom area. I'm not worried about the law abiding citizens such as yourself sir. I'm worried about the ones that are getting speeding tickets, receiving citations for having illicit drugs, and being upset while having to pay for these fines. That does not keep our appointed Judge or the office staff that serve the people safe. If the signs come down who will provide security to those staff members that will now have to interact with the public armed? Do I then need to train and arm my staff to stay safe right here in our small town? Gun rights need to go both ways. They need to protect those that are lawfully carrying and they also need to protect those that are just trying to do their jobs so they can return to their families every evening, sir.

Again since you have already informed us that you have contacted the AG's office with a complaint prior to the deadline. I no longer have any reason to correspond with you any further on this matter.I will await the AG's official response to make my decision on how to move forward.

Good day sir“
by bubba84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

The city secretary seems to be less confrontational than the Mayor.

The wording of his email, to me, seems standoffish and indignant to the fact that I am challenging his signs. This is the email I received from him.

"Thank you for visiting Southmayd and contacting us. I am actively reviewing your request. It would be helpful if you could elaborate why you think we are in violation and how the law pertains to us based on the configuration of our property, the offices that are within that property, the hours that those offices have and keep during normal business hours to conduct the services needed to provide a court system in a small town such as ours?

I would also like you to know that we have contacted the attorney general's office to assist us in making an informed decision on what the law allows us to post based on our situation.

Sincerely,
The Honorable Mayor of Southmayd,Texas
David Turner



My response to his email was the entirety of the appellate court opinion explaining why they overturned the Waller county case and their reasoning. It has also been 3 business days since they were first notified of the violation and even though they have contacted the AG office voluntarily, I have submitted the complaint online to the AG's office.
by bubba84
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

Re: The city of Southmayd.

This is the response I got this morning from the city secretary.

I am not sure if the Mayor, David Turner, has reached back out to you in regards to the email, so I wanted to follow up.



“I spoke to Chief Ferguson with the Attorney Generals office to get more information in regards to your email. I’m speaking for the City of Southmayd, we never meant to hinder any citizens rights by posting the signs. If in fact, the signs are against the law we will definitely take them down and hang them where it is lawful. He informed me of information I was unaware of but definitely needed to know. He is having an attorney reach out to me to make sure the information given was in fact true.



Thank you for reaching out to us. I will make sure we get this taken care of ASAP.“
by bubba84
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The city of Southmayd.
Replies: 45
Views: 4510

The city of Southmayd.

Was in the small town of Southmayd on saturday for a baseball tournanment. Noticed the exterior of the city hall/municipal court building was posted 30.06 and 30.07.

This is the email I wrote to the entirety of the city’s administration.

“Good Evening,

I was in Southmayd over the weekend for a baseball tournament and noticed that your city hall, which also houses your municipal court, had 30.06 and 30.07 postings to the right of the entrance doors. These signs are illegal, please remove them. The recent ruling by a Texas appellate court and subsequent affirmation from the Texas Supreme Court states that government agencies cant post ".06/.07" notices on entire buildings only the portions of which are used by the courts. Pursuant to Senate Bill 273 passed by the 84th Legislature, I am advising you of this violation and asking that it be corrected. Also in accordance with this legislation, if you fail to comply within 3 business days, I will forward the violation to the Attorney Generals office. Thank you for your time.”


My entire family has been employed in LE in North texas since 1978 and together we have cumulatively over 125 years of service. I sent the email and 22 minutes later got a text from my sister who is a dispatcher asking what dealings i had with Southmayd. Apparently the Chief got my email and asked her if we were related. We have a fairly uncommon last name.

I told her to have him let me know if/when the signs are removed.

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