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by chasfm11
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No place but France, for now.
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: No place but France, for now.

I don't think it's a tax on retirees as much as a cap on tax free pensions. It looks like the first 1200 Euros per month is excluded from income taxes, but taxable after that. IANF We already have that in the U.S. I figured out my taxes this year based on my small pension. Then I added in my Social...
by chasfm11
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:Houston license plate flipper, charges dismissed
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: TX:Houston license plate flipper, charges dismissed

My credit card number was stolen and my card number was cancelled. I owed the toll road authority 25 cents. First letter I got from them demanded a 75 dollar penalty. I refused. I ended settling for $275. Sounds like the toll road authority needs to be beaten down a bit. That is perhaps the mild un...
by chasfm11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Other States
Topic: Zero magazines turned in to New Jersey law enforcement
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Zero magazines turned in to New Jersey law enforcement

NJ is one of the best examples of the politicians trying to make criminals out of everyone in order to better control them. A few years ago, they passed laws levying $1,000s of fines against pet owners who did not restrain their pets in cars using the "approved" techniques. I think it is a mistake t...
by chasfm11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 35
Views: 1826

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

Today, I had breakfast with the person who was sitting beside McNutt. Most of his version of the story matches the news story by the Tribune that I posted earlier in this thread. There is a backstory to the Kool-aid packet that appeared and it was unrelated to the situation between Bonnen and McNutt...
by chasfm11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 35
Views: 1826

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

#1 question to every Representative the next primary or general election is "will you vote for Bonnen as speaker of the house?" If the answer is yes, vote for someone else. We tried that with Strauss. It didn't work. People ran on a promise to vote against Strauss switched almost as soon as they re...
by chasfm11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 35
Views: 1826

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

Here is another article. The information in it seems to be different than other reports.

https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/10 ... ium=social
by chasfm11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: DFW Veterans Cemetery Legal for CC Carry?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: DFW Veterans Cemetery Legal for CC Carry?

Federal property is not always off limits. You can CC at national parks, for example, if state law does not otherwise prohibit it. However, you cannot CC in any buildings on federal property. Just my opinion, not legal advice. I'm not sure why the cemetery is off limits, but I do recall it being po...
by chasfm11
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Prohibiting signage at court houses
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Prohibiting signage at court houses

However, the resistance of allowing carry here in Texas, has very deep roots. It hasn't been very long ago, that Texas was held in a death grip, by left wing Democrats. The disarmament of Texans, started a long time ago, and while there may be some attitudes imported from both the left and right co...
by chasfm11
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Prohibiting signage at court houses
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Prohibiting signage at court houses

Denton County, too.
by chasfm11
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 48
Views: 1194

Re: Property taxes

There is battle in the Texas House and Senate right now over HB2/SB2 Essentially, it says that no taxing entity can raise your real estate taxes more than 2,5 percent over last year WITHOUT A BALLOT ELECTION held on normal election day. There have been abuses, especially by ISDs by having things lik...
by chasfm11
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Experience dealing with LEOs during events etc?
Replies: 54
Views: 2712

Re: Experience dealing with LEOs during events etc?

the only time ID can be demanded (i.e. you MUST properly identify yourself) is if you are arrested, detained, The statute does not include "detained" as a time when LEO can demand ID. https://www.lawserver.com/law/state/texas/tx-codes/texas_penal_code_38-02 Read a little further down. There are thr...
by chasfm11
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: US Army selects new 9mm
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: US Army selects new 9mm

So you believe that they can purchase 350 for $2.5 mil and they have the option of getting a total of 1000 without paying any additional money. .. No. The government is not purchasing 350 SCWs for 2.5M, and the contractor is not getting $2.5M upfront. The government will actually pay only for the 3...
by chasfm11
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Thomas Sowell on gun control
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Thomas Sowell on gun control

longtooth wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 am
I like everything I ever read from him.
:iagree:
by chasfm11
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Do Any Bills Have a Chance This Session
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Do Any Bills Have a Chance This Session

I don't think that the problem is limited to 2A bills. I'm following and constantly calling my representatives about a half a dozen other high profile bills. Every one of them is in trouble. For a Speaker who wanted to work with Gov. Abbott, the current status of almost all of the Gov's agenda says ...
by chasfm11
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: NYT settles caliber wars once and for all.
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: NYT settles caliber wars once and for all.

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/03/luis-valdes/caliber-wars-decided-new-york-times-settles-the-9mm-vs-45-acp-debate/ So does anyone shoot and conceal carry the Glock 30? Yep. I have a G30SF I carry it in a level 3 retention OWB holster and still can CC it. I really bought the holster to give...

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