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by C-dub
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6113

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

OneGun wrote:
mojo84 wrote:I can see both sides having to cooperate, concede and compromise some, at least in the early stages.

If people will be reasonable and not always pushing their agenda, it can be worked out.
I agree with your statements and sentiment, but I do not have faith that people will be "reasonable". Consider recent events. An alleged "gentle giant" assaults a shop owner, steals from the store, assaults a police officer and is shot dead by the police officer in self-defense. The white house sends a presidential delegation to the thug's funeral and the police officer lives in fear of his life and is forced to resign from his job. In Ohio at a Walmart, a man of African decent picks up a toy gun that is out of its package and puts it in his shopping cart. A "concerned citizen" calls 911 and gives misleading and false information regarding the man's actions with the toy gun. The police think the man with a gun is hostile and he is shot to death by the police. Had the "concerned citizen" told the truth to 911, the man might still be alive. He should not have been shot, it was a toy gun in a shopping cart. At Fort Hood, a terrorist shoots a number of people and the government merely classifies it as "workplace" violence.

At present, it seems people lack cooperation and a complete lack of common sense. I prefer to carry concealed and not advertise nor give anyone a reason to be concerned when I am out and about. If a police officer stops me, I will simply follow his instructions and inform him that I have a CHL and ask how he/she wants me to proceed.

I think that OCing in public will cause a lot of panic amongst the uninformed public and make a police officer's job more difficult because he won't know if a person that OCing is a CHL holder or a dangerous person. Until the public gets its common sense back, I do not have faith that people will be reasonable.
And therein lies my biggest fear with OC, that my name would become synonymous with Eric Scott. I might be minding my own business, threatening no one, and end up being given conflicting orders from multiple officers that I could not possibly comply with.
by C-dub
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6113

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

I don't remember how much news or media coverage there was in 1995 when CHL was passed because I wasn't paying attention to it then. However, I can't imagine that it was insignificant. When I got mine in 2002, first first experience with a LEO was with a Dallas sergeant that didn't even know what the license was I had handed him or that the state even allowed non-LEOs to carry handguns.

There will still be LEOs and non-LEOs that will not know that an OC law has even passed.
by C-dub
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6113

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

Crossfire wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
C-dub wrote:
Retention holsters are slower to draw from, especially for people who have certain physical limitations such as arthritis and for women in general.
I'm a little concerned about this statement with regards to women. Am I reading this correctly? Does it say that women, in general, draw from a retention holster slower than men?
Yes. Women generally having a shorter torso so mid-ride and high-ride holsters already present a problem for them on the draw. That's why we see so many women lean to their weak side to draw from a holster. Combine that with a retention holster, particularly a level 3 holster, and the draw stroke is usually slower than with men. Level 2 holsters aren't as bad, but that's still one more operation they must complete while getting the grip out of their ribcage. Female officers that wear off-set holsters don't have the problems that traditional holsters present, but that type of holster isn't going to be worn by people carrying openly.

Chas.
I agree. I am taller than your average female (5'09"), and still have trouble with a waistband holster unless it fits very low. It is quite difficult to draw when the grip is already almost up to your armpit

And that, my friends, is why your wife, girlfriend, significant other, etc, wants to carry in her purse.
Interesting, good to know.
by C-dub
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6113

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

Retention holsters are slower to draw from, especially for people who have certain physical limitations such as arthritis and for women in general.
I'm a little concerned about this statement with regards to women. Am I reading this correctly? Does it say that women, in general, draw from a retention holster slower than men?
by C-dub
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Texas Firearms Coalition
Topic: Through An Officer’s Eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 6113

Re: Through An Officer’s Eyes

healthinsp wrote:2nd paragraph, third line: it was clear by their statements that a two others were clearly opposed

Nice article. I enjoy reading what you write.
I, too, had trouble with that sentence.
While few testifying on open-carry (SB17) expressed outright opposition, it was clear by their statements that a two others were clearly opposed.
Not only with the part you've emboldened, but the overall meaning. Isn't clearly opposed and outright opposition pretty much the same thing?

And this part.
“good guy v. ban guy”
is it supposed to be "bad" guy?

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