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by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

It's the fact that the legislature has sold you on their opinion and you can't sell them on ours. So what do we do? Get rid of the pro gun/2A legislators and hope their replacements do vote that way? Like Charles I wish unlicensed carry/constitutional carry was accepted. But reality is what it is a...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

Realistically, how many people who take a LTC class leave without a certificate of successful completion? The class requirements are anything but rigorous. So on the one hand I would argue the licensing requirements are wholly inadequate but I can't off hand think of another unalienable and Constit...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

Charles L. Cotton wrote:... My concern is that gun owners will unknowingly find themselves on the wrong side of the law, perhaps in a very big way. ....
That's a fair and compassionate concern.
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

I think the general public would be less concerned if Texas law were amended to require a background check to confirm that a person has not lost their constitutional rights (ex. convicted felon), then issue a license without requiring a fee or a class. This computer check would take mere seconds. T...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

The better argument for unlicensed carry is the lack of a problem in states that do not require a license. (Comparing Vermont with a total population lower than Austin, Texas (625,000 v. 800,000) is not productive.) With the coming change in the SCOTUS, we may finally get an opinion on the Second A...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

...The argument is that it is a constitutional right and other things are just a privilege like driving a car. .... That's not an argument. That's a fact. All constitutional rights have some restrictions. I can only say that when I took my CHL class there were some not so sharp people taking the co...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

...The argument is that it is a constitutional right and other things are just a privilege like driving a car. .... That's not an argument. That's a fact. All constitutional rights have some restrictions. I can only say that when I took my CHL class there were some not so sharp people taking the co...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

i would sure hate to see people on the road without passing an exam and some knowledge of the law, be it driving or carry. We have an excellent record in the public's mind right now, it may not be so good if completely untrained people carried. .... Studies by John Lott have shown that concealed ca...
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

rotor wrote:...The argument is that it is a constitutional right and other things are just a privilege like driving a car. ....
That's not an argument. That's a fact.
by TXBO
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing
Replies: 255
Views: 12110

Re: Convince me that constitutional carry is a good thing

I see both sides of it and to be honest, I don't care either way...but I DO like "by-passing" the NICS call every time I buy a new gun. Now some may say it only takes a few minutes more, but I have had several issues in the past (pre CHL) where the computers/phone lines were down, "may take awhile,...
by TXBO
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trump learns politics - starts backtracking on campaign promises
Replies: 39
Views: 1324

Re: Trump learns politics - starts backtracking on campaign promises

There are a couple of things at play here. First Trump is trying to moderate his positions to calm the temper tantrums from the left. Second, some of his promises, such as Mexico paying for the wall, are so outrageous as to never have been taken serious in the first place. I don't know that Mexico ...
by TXBO
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trump learns politics - starts backtracking on campaign promises
Replies: 39
Views: 1324

Re: Trump learns politics - starts backtracking on campaign promises

There are a couple of things at play here. First Trump is trying to moderate his positions to calm the temper tantrums from the left. Second, some of his promises, such as Mexico paying for the wall, are so outrageous as to never have been taken serious in the first place.
by TXBO
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 107
Views: 3956

Re: Trump Wins!

I've had the same thought. I keep hearing about how nasty all the liberals are being. I've had a few people try to argue "the conservatives would have been just as bad had Hillary won." The problem with that argument is Obama. We were super upset about him being elected. Where were the riots? Where...
by TXBO
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Declaration of Independence
Replies: 48
Views: 2087

Re: The Declaration of Independence

RogueUSMC wrote:go on the verse 15...God places a big ol' BUT

God doesn't place the "but" until 19 but yes, you are right, it's a huge "but".

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