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by Charles L. Cotton
Wed May 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Post Mortem
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Post Mortem

An accomplishment I didn't see posted already: All the bad bills that didn't pass. There was a fairly lengthy list as I recall. Good defense is also good play, just not as spectacular as good offense. I didn't rob a bank today. Where's my trophy? I guess you don't consider killing bad bills an acco...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed May 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: An Important Message to NRA Members
Replies: 4
Views: 99

An Important Message to NRA Members

Here is a message from the current NRA Officers and Past Presidents to our Members. It is posted on NRA.org and a copy is attached. I have no doubt that some folks would like to see more detail, but that's not possible at this time. We are suing the Gov. of New York (individually and as Gov.) and th...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed May 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 4 Texans sentenced for 654 Beretta's stolen from UPS in Missouri.
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: 4 Texans sentenced for 654 Beretta's stolen from UPS in Missouri.

I thought firearm theft was a 10 year mistake in federal court. If so, then seven years is a bit on the light side.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Mon May 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Post Mortem
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Post Mortem

I'm wondering if there will be a post mortem following this disastrous session of the Tx Leg. Normally we have, you know bills to follow and public hearings to discuss. This year, even the crickets where silent. We got exactly one bill through. Although it was an important bill for folks who live i...
by Charles L. Cotton
Sat May 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook
Replies: 52
Views: 1514

Re: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook

All of you older guys spouting “but it is only Facebook” are extremely and insanely naive. You are projecting your own dislike of social media onto everyone. Anyone who remotely understands the concept of “winning hearts and minds” sees Facebook for the incredibly important cyber battlefield that i...
by Charles L. Cotton
Sat May 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook
Replies: 52
Views: 1514

Re: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook

Perhaps not, but often in a debate the point isn't to win over the person you are debating but to win over the people who might be watching. In the presidential debates Trump didn't win over Hillary, but he sure as hell won over others. Being able to criticize Bonnen and others like him won't win h...
by Charles L. Cotton
Sat May 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook
Replies: 52
Views: 1514

Re: Speaker Bonnen sued in Federal Court for 1st amendment violations, blocking critics on Facebook

All of you older guys spouting “but it is only Facebook” are extremely and insanely naive. You are projecting your own dislike of social media onto everyone. Anyone who remotely understands the concept of “winning hearts and minds” sees Facebook for the incredibly important cyber battlefield that i...
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu May 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 65
Views: 2410

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

All of that glosses over the meat of the subject. Wayne makes millions of dollars every year working for a “non-profit” using members dues. Then we find out he’s blowing 280 grand on clothes on rodeo drive, putting an intern up in a rented apartment and jetting all over using up even more money? If...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed May 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor Renewal
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Instructor Renewal

It's a 4 year cycle. Every 4 years, we have to attend classes w/DPS (IIRC, we did that last cycle), Every other cycle, we just renew online. We'll probably have to demonstrate proficiency with other LTC instructors. I don't recall there being any extra renewal steps required for instructors certifi...
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 65
Views: 2410

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

I think all executives making over $100,000.00 / year need to have term limits ( as I believe congress should have.) We need an audit by a reputable independent accounting firm and let the chips fall where they may. If anyone is opposed to such an audit then something fishy is most likely afoot. Th...
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: TAM In The Hospital
Replies: 105
Views: 2417

Re: TAM In The Hospital

Sorry I'm late adding my prayers. I've been out of tough at NRA HQ. I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a fix. Get well soon!

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Sun May 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Wife Sick with Cancer.
Replies: 623
Views: 37140

Re: Wife Sick with Cancer.

Deltaboy wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 9:18 pm
We grieve not as though who have no hope but rest in the knowledge she is comfortable and we will see her again! :tiphat:
Amen my brother.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas House backs open display of handguns in cars
Replies: 32
Views: 1125

Re: Texas House backs open display of handguns in cars

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190502/texas-house-backs-open-display-of-handguns-in-cars How did this bill even get past Bonnen's Democrat committee gatekeepers for a floor vote? There are more good bills progressing than would have been the case, had people not responded to my article. Bonnen wi...
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Houston south quadrant breakfast
Replies: 867
Views: 43572

Re: Houston south quadrant breakfast

I plan to be there.

Chas.

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