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by thatguyoverthere
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

I honestly don't remember being politically minded at all at 18 years old (too many other distractions, I suppose! :lol: ) I do remember giving careful consideration and voting for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I was about 26 years old by then. My dear old dad, God rest his soul, was a yellow dog Democrat,...
by thatguyoverthere
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

You missed a category: none. ;-)
by thatguyoverthere
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The Master Gun Control Plan
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: The Master Gun Control Plan

Here's a thought that just hit me. I'm no historian, so an honest question here. And I know it's not an apples-to-apples comparison, but the answer might be of some interest in relation to the current situation: how did it go when fully auto machine guns and short barrel rifles and shotguns were eff...
by thatguyoverthere
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The Master Gun Control Plan
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: The Master Gun Control Plan

As some others have said, that's the way I see it going, too, if the ban somehow were to be passed. That is, few turned in voluntarily, even fewer forcibly confiscated. So, thru non-enforcement, you might get to keep your "illegal" weapon. But you won't be able to use it: if you take it to the range...
by thatguyoverthere
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX

Yep, Mineola is a neat little town. Growing, like everything else around this part of the state, but still a neat little town. They have a small AMTRAK train station there. We've taken our kids, and later our grandkids, there to catch the train, then ride it over to Ft. Worth and spend the weekend t...
by thatguyoverthere
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ashura festival in Iraq
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Ashura festival in Iraq

This practice has been around for thousands and thousands of years, since long before Mohammed came along. Funny thing is, it's as useless now as it was back then. But hey, more power to 'em! 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from mo...
by thatguyoverthere
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick attacks NRA and Supports expanded background checks
Replies: 107
Views: 3341

Re: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick attacks NRA and Supports expanded background checks

Here is most of an email I received from Dan Patrick today. <snip> Currently, 80% of all gun sales include a background check. Of the 20% that don't go through a background check, we believe about half are transfers between family members. Federal officials estimate that the remaining 10% of guns s...
by thatguyoverthere
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Albertsons goes the way of Walmart
Replies: 26
Views: 1112

Re: Albertsons goes the way of Walmart

Notice in the linked article it includes a tweet from CVS stating "do not bring firearms into our stores." Doesn't say "not open carried firearms" it says "no firearms."

So there's that...
by thatguyoverthere
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Orders
Replies: 26
Views: 1023

Re: Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Orders

Well, that's great and all... I guess. My immediate question is though, once they do "identify potential mass shooters or terroristic threats" (from order #4), what are they going to do about it? Is this all just a precursor for a red flag law? If not, what? Maybe I'm just misunderstanding something?
by thatguyoverthere
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction
Replies: 81
Views: 1571

Re: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction

Interesting. Your suggestion is interesting, but I was more referring to my response to your question. I had typed out a long well stated (IMHO) response and reasoning and my feelings about several related subjects. But after reflecting on what I had written, and considering today's climate, let me ...
by thatguyoverthere
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas Lt Gov calls for end to private gun sales?
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: Texas Lt Gov calls for end to private gun sales?

A loophole is something that occurs unintentionally when a law is passed; an accidental and/or unintended consequence that allows an action to occur which seems to skirt the law - an action which the author(s) of the law did not foresee. If I recall correctly (which I may or may not - I'm pretty old...
by thatguyoverthere
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: CA: San Francisco Brands NRA as a Domestic Terrorist Organization
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: CA: San Francisco Brands NRA as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

So it's official: I'm a terrorist now. In San Francisco, at least.

Like I needed another reason to never go there again... :yawn
by thatguyoverthere
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Reported: Active shooter in Odessa, TX
Replies: 106
Views: 3287

Re: Reported: Active shooter in Odessa, TX

A real tragedy, no doubt. Prayers for all who have been affected. I wish I had an effective answer to stop this kind of thing, but I don't. But I'm afraid our politicians are definitely going to take a big swing at their version of "the answer." The status quo in Texas is unacceptable, and action is...
by thatguyoverthere
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 534
Views: 33896

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC suggests ‘informed’ millennials are first generation to protest government, forgets about the ‘60s
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-mi ... orgets-60s
by thatguyoverthere
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need a Red Flag Law for Astronauts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Need a Red Flag Law for Astronauts?

A NASA astronaut has been accused of committing the first crime in outer space after her estranged wife alleged she stole her identity and accessed her bank account without permission during a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. https://www.foxnews.com/us/nasa-astronaut-identi...

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