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by Mike S
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: FL:Stand your ground law under fire for parking space dispute murder
Replies: 31
Views: 582

Re: FL:Stand your ground law under fire for parking space dispute murder

IMHO, the victim did not attack the shooter from behind, he steps between his girlfriend and the antagonist shoving him away. Yes, he was wrong to get physical with the self appointed parking space police. When the shooter pulls his gun the victim is backing away when he is shot. The shooter was wr...
by Mike S
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: First AR, Colt M4 Trooper vs Sig M400 Elite
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: First AR, Colt M4 Trooper vs Sig M400 Elite

I'm also biased towards the Colt, but comparing these two online it appears the Sig Elite comes with a nicer trigger, stock, & pistol grip (there's nothing wrong with the standard parts on the Colt, these are just nicer). The major glitch I personally would have with the Sig is the description says ...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Wife Sick with Cancer.
Replies: 307
Views: 16337

Re: Wife Sick with Cancer.

She had a ruff week and we are heading to the Dr tomorrow! Her GI track all messed up! :tiphat: I'm very sorry to hear of the trials that you both are going through, and you both are in our thoughts and prayers. Cancer isn't easy, regardless of it's type or location. I'm praying that God will bless...
by Mike S
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Civil Immunity in Self Defense Cases
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Civil Immunity in Self Defense Cases

Can you be sued in Texas after a shooting has been ruled justified? See post #2 Text is: Sec. 83.001. CIVIL IMMUNITY. A defendant who uses force or deadly force that is justified under Chapter 9, Penal Code, is immune from civil liability for personal injury or death that results from the defendant...
by Mike S
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Irving Man Charged with Murder for Self Defense
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: Irving Man Charged with Murder for Self Defense

Also the fact that they were running away when shot might have something to do with it too. I'm sure illegal activity also had something to do with it like Keith B said. :iagree: Once the threat, is over, shooting fleeing criminals, takes away, your defense of, ending a threat. Unless you can show ...
by Mike S
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Moving to Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Re: Moving to Texas

One possible wrinkle. I am a Texas resident and have a Texas LTC. I also have an IL non-resident CCL. Illinois requires you to have a Texas LTC already to get the non-resident CCL. I'm not sure, but you may be required to have your TX LTC first, before IL will allow you to convert. :roll: The good ...
by Mike S
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Site Announcements, Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Software update - More information
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: Software update - More information

This might be a result of the extensions that are disabled; when I click on a posted hyperlink it no longer opens in a new tab. (Link opens & replaces the Forum).
by Mike S
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 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: 2805

Re: Governor Abbott Navigates Public Attitudes and Political Realities with Gun Policy Announcement

It's key to understand the article linked is referencing a poll of what respondents "feel" are the catalyst(s) for Mass shootings. How people "feel" isn't something to base policy decisions or laws on; empirical evidence & data related to indicators, risk, & mitigation are what these decisions aught...
by Mike S
Wed May 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Blunt Force Trauma Lethality Posted by karlrehn
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Blunt Force Trauma Lethality Posted by karlrehn

http://blog.krtraining.com/blunt-force-trauma-lethality/ There's something going on with Karl's website. Last night when I was playing the above link from a Linux laptop, I was redirected to some crummy .tk website claiming that I was infected. This morning on my work Mac, I was trying to get to ht...
by Mike S
Tue May 29, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Ltc question
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Ltc question

Dunno, but I think it was amended earlier than that. In Sept of 2017, when I took my LTC course, the expiration of the LTC-100 was one year then. That's quite possible. I was looking at the adopted & amended dates at the bottom of the rule. That subsection was adopted on March 15, 2017, then amende...
by Mike S
Tue May 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: TX LTC Target
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: TX LTC Target

I'd surmise that if rounds are hitting towards the 12 o'clock of the point of aim, it's more likely attributable to a flash sight picture (intentionally only acquiring the front sight during rapid, close-in engagements) or to an improper sight alignment if attempting deliberate, aimed fire. The poin...
by Mike S
Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Ltc question
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Ltc question

2 years, but if you have already started the application with DPS, that times out at 1 year. In that case, you would have to pay again, but your LTC-100 is good for 2 years. :thumbs2: Unfortunately, it looks like they amended the Admin Code in Jan 2018. The LTC-100 is now only valid for 1 year. htt...
by Mike S
Tue May 29, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Blunt Force Trauma Lethality Posted by karlrehn
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Blunt Force Trauma Lethality Posted by karlrehn

MaduroBU wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 am
That may be more than any cared to read about a genuinely terrible class of injuries, but their importance simply cannot be overstated.
Quite the contrary; it was astutely written & well worth the read. Thanks for taking the time to write it.
by Mike S
Thu May 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: On line classes have started
Replies: 40
Views: 2252

Re: On line classes have started

There's a requirement for the on-line students to receive 1 to 2 hours of range instruction, and to conduct the Range Proficiency Exam. Govt Code 411.188 (on pg 18 of the 2018 LTC-16) says: (d-1) A qualified handgun instructor shall require an applicant who successfully completed an online version o...
by Mike S
Tue May 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: LTC class tonight - Application question - Background

LTC-100 is good for 2 years, application is only good for 1. Thanks. I know it used to be that way, but somewhere I had read a post that said the GC had changed it. Apparently it did change this January... LTC-100 & LTC-101s are only valid for 1 year now. http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readta...

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