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by MaduroBU
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ever Eaten Raw Beef?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Ever Eaten Raw Beef?

More years ago than I care to remember, in college. I'd been living on rice and oatmeal for weeks. I finally got a little money and went an bought a couple of steaks. I was getting ready to cook them when suddenly I just grabbed one and started eating it raw. I hadn't planned to, but I just couldn'...
by MaduroBU
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ever Eaten Raw Beef?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Ever Eaten Raw Beef?

Grind your own from steak that has been aged. Dry aging beef will root out contaminated meat (vs cooking to kill the pathogens). I'm pretty permissive with food safety, but eating uncooked preground beef puts a lot of faith in a meat packing industry that was putting its faith in you to cook thir pr...
by MaduroBU
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Unicorn pistol
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Unicorn pistol

Some of the kimber 1911 9mm guns might fit. The P365 might come close, but the barrel isn't 4".
by MaduroBU
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

(9) a part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. As written is would outlaw all hammerless and potentially all cartridge double rifles. The lock time of any flintl...
by MaduroBU
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident
Replies: 45
Views: 1123

Re: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident

Most all the time it is better to end a situation without shooting if possible. I completely agree with this sentiment. My argument is that drawing a weapon reduces the likelihood of talking the situation out (or simply leaving it) versus being forced into a violent conclusion that might otherwise ...
by MaduroBU
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: UK:London murder rate breaks 2017 record.
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: UK:London murder rate breaks 2017 record.

Breaking news: homicide is a behavior problem.
by MaduroBU
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

The key phrase here is emergency. It appears that we all agree that the bill as written is an overbroad gun grab. That doesn't mean that any similar bill couldn't have utility. It DOES imply that any similar bill will incorporate massive potential for abuse, and in my opinion that's where we should ...
by MaduroBU
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident
Replies: 45
Views: 1123

Re: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident

I think that you made the worst possible decision and got lucky. I'm glad that it worked out that way for you, but most of the scenarios don't end that well. Few if any de-escalation tactics begin with "Visibly threaten the other party's life." If there isn't an immediate need to fire your weapon, I...
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

This is not good and is nothing but an emotional bill. The people that will want this to pass, you probably won't be able to reason with. It's hard to argue against emotions. Seriously, a police officer can request this to a prosecuting attorney? This will never be abused if passed. Problem I see h...
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

I think that there needs to be a method for doing this. The question is not need but assuring that it is not abused. Therefore, the protections built into the bill should be the battleground in my opinion. Any process which is 'EX PARTE' is by definition unfair. Why no ex parte process for taking p...
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

If somebody is too dangerous to be allowed to keep the guns they already own, they're too dangerous to be allowed access to knives, bats, cars, rope, etc. :iagree: If someone is really this dangerous they need to be locked up immediately. Forget guns, how are we supposed to ensure they won't get th...
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

I think that there needs to be a method for doing this. The question is not need but assuring that it is not abused. Therefore, the protections built into the bill should be the battleground in my opinion. How about due process including a trial at which you are permitted to be present (or at least...
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: HB 131 - Here come "Extreme Risk Protection Orders"......

I think that there needs to be a method for doing this. The question is not need but assuring that it is not abused. Therefore, the protections built into the bill should be the battleground in my opinion.
by MaduroBU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 241
Views: 14504

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

The Atlantic article is interesting in that it points out how the overwhelming majority of gun trauma arises from pistols. Nicholas Cruz shot a bunch of innocent kids with a semiautomatic .223 Remington with a 5 round DBM, which is not a rare weapon, nor has it been at any time since 1950. The deadl...
by MaduroBU
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident
Replies: 45
Views: 1123

Re: IL:Security Guard holding bar shooter on ground shot and killed by police by accident

I was taught that the only reason for a CHL to draw his or her weapon is to fire it immediately. This is one of the hundreds of bad outcomes associated with trying to be a junior LEO. They have vast advantages in backup, arms, public perception, and legal recourse and possibly also training. We have...

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