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by dlh
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: WA: Civilian shoots, kills gunman in Tumwater Walmart shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: WA: Civilian shoots, kills gunman in Tumwater Walmart shooting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/18/armed-civilian-kills-gunman-stops-shooting-spree-at-tumwater-wash-walmart/ Y’all remember this! I had forgotten. Really puts Texas Walmart shoppers to shame. Walmart ever release the surveillance video of that incident--both inside the s...
by dlh
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: NC: Armed customer shoots two robbers, kills one, wounds other
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: NC: Armed customer shoots two robbers, kills one, wounds other

Well, at least the 7-11 clerk was probably not armed. That corporation fires employees if they know they take a gun to work to defend themselves.
The robbers may have known that too--but they did not count on a customer being armed.
by dlh
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help identifying rattler!!
Replies: 71
Views: 3217

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

My grandpa used to keep a fruit-jar full of rattles. He showed me how to "snap" the rattles off the body of the snake. Do NOT try that or pick up a rattler you think is dead without first totally removing the rattler's head from the body. I keep an old garden hoe in the back of my pickup for just su...
by dlh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Sen. Graham announces red flag legislation
Replies: 46
Views: 1541

Re: Sen. Graham announces red flag legislation

The link says it is a "federal grant program" to encourage states to adopt red flag laws--not a "federal red flag statute" like some states already have. A federal red flag statute would of course be a nightmare to enforce even setting aside its questionable constitutionality. They would need many m...
by dlh
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help identifying rattler!!
Replies: 71
Views: 3217

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

I second the western diamondback rattlesnake identification. Killed 4 of em already this year.
Get to the emergency room!
by dlh
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: El Paso Walmart Shooting
Replies: 185
Views: 5437

Re: El Paso Walmart Shooting

I am 66 years old--a child of the fifties and sixties. As children we loved to play war games with other neighborhood kids including toy guns of all varieties. We enjoyed our glorious fake deaths just like we saw in the movies. Our parents did not stop us and thought it was entirely normal. To my kn...
by dlh
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Houston CHL sentenced to 20 years for murdering attorney over dispute over handicapped parking spot
Replies: 39
Views: 1048

Re: TX: Houston CHL sentenced to 20 years for murdering attorney over dispute over handicapped parking spot

As a footnote to this case it is illegal to carry in a post office parking lot under federal law.
by dlh
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Officer shoots carjacker dead in Harris county
Replies: 26
Views: 795

Re: Officer shoots carjacker dead in Harris county

I doubt any charges will be filed against the deputy in this case. The article says the thug was "brandishing a gun" and beating the dog while fleeing first in a vehicle then on foot and a suspect in a previous carjacking while pulling a gun and causing injury to the owner. Do we know how far away t...
by dlh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 471
Views: 23825

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

Hope somebody can get to the bottom of all this. Looks to me like the City of Houston has "lawyered up" and "gone to ground" so good luck getting anything from them unless the courts get involved.
by dlh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: How often do you re-lube?
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: How often do you re-lube?

I mostly use Ballistol or Breakfree CLP. Question for the grease guys: Do you keep the grease on the firearm or wipe it with a rag? I ask because you can wipe grease with a rag and it will still penetrate into the microscopic pores of the metal unless you use solvent to remove it. Just wondering how...
by dlh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Tx: Houston man shows off his gun at a BBQ, was going to get his LTC when death stopped him.
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Tx: Houston man shows off his gun at a BBQ, was going to get his LTC when death stopped him.

I show firearms to friends all the time. The FIRST thing I do is point the firearm in a safe direction, then I open the action and clear any rounds in the chamber and magazine and show the open action to a friend. THEN I let them handle the gun . How difficult is this? The stupidity of some people i...
by dlh
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Lawsuit argues AR-15 illegal
Replies: 39
Views: 2779

Re: Lawsuit argues AR-15 illegal

In my opinion the case should be tossed. Whether an AR15 qualifies as an "automatic weapon" should itself go through the same administrative review and determination that bump stocks went through. The plaintiffs are probably trotting out the "private attorney general" doctrine to see if that will st...
by dlh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: FL: Homeowner with AR15 kills 2, in armed home invasion.
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: FL: Homeowner with AR15 kills 2, in armed home invasion.

Thanks, CM!
I have a Streamlight Pro-Tac that I carry around with me in my pocket.
I live out in the country and it is especially useful at night! The last thing I want to do is step on a diamondback rattlesnake going from my house to my car!
by dlh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: FL: Homeowner with AR15 kills 2, in armed home invasion.
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: FL: Homeowner with AR15 kills 2, in armed home invasion.

Yesterday I bought a Streamlight TLR-1 for my AR15---should get it next week.
It is an Amazon best-seller and was recommended in the "best list" of tactical lights for the AR15 at one gun site.
Anybody have one and what do they think of it? Are there better lights out there?
Thanks much!

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