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by Richard_B
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Reduce Off-Limits Areas for Texas CHL’s
Replies: 95
Views: 9297

Re: Reduce Off-Limits Areas for Texas CHL’s

Any updates? There sure seems to be a lot of buzz on open carry....but I know many folks who are 200 times more interested in this process. Only a small update. I/we gave up on the first Senator and it is now being considered by a Houston area Senator. Chas. Has there been any news on this matter? ...
by Richard_B
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: UPDATE: 1/20/13
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: UPDATE: 1/20/13

I don't begrudge veterans getting a discount. However, our fee is oppressive for many middle class single income families with kids...and it's considerably higher than many other states. Shouldn't there be some sort of economy of scale benefit that makes a larger state's program cheaper to run per ...
by Richard_B
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Life Upgrade - Now Without Sponsor
Replies: 90
Views: 10979

Re: NRA Life Upgrade - Now Without Sponsor

I just clicked on the direct link and it appeared to still be active so I filled it out and submitted it. I guess I will see how quickly my CC gets charged and status changed.
by Richard_B
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: US Embassy in Turkey Bombed.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: US Embassy in Turkey Bombed.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/suicide-bomber-member-of-the-outlawed-leftist-group-dhkpc-erdogan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40308&NewsCatID=341" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There was an earlier report that the electricity was out and so the security cameras were inoperative. It was not ...
by Richard_B
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: SCOTUS to determine constitutionality of treaties making law
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: SCOTUS to determine constitutionality of treaties making

The principle is rather simple. Such a treaty would be an ultra vires act, one that is beyond the authority of the office. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_vires" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It would be void ab initio, from the outset. The problem is that the Chief Justice of t...
by Richard_B
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Lowering CHL fees
Replies: 44
Views: 2969

Re: Lowering CHL fees

If a reduced fee CHL is given to a teacher is has to be considered a benefit same as it is for those of us in the military and does get put on the 1099 form I get from the comptroller every year. I do agree that the cost is excessive and could be lowered since all DPS does is administrative work wi...
by Richard_B
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Running Serial Numbers of weapons of CHL holders.
Replies: 76
Views: 6094

Re: Running Serial Numbers of weapons of CHL holders.

Do they also run VIN numbers to be certain the vehicle being driven by the CHL holder isn't stolen? :iagree: EXCELLENT POINT :thumbs2: :txflag: Some times, but usually if the plate and vehicle match and comes up clean then the suspicion is less that the vehicle may stolen. As to the serial number r...
by Richard_B
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Life Upgrade - Now Without Sponsor
Replies: 90
Views: 10979

Re: NRA Life Upgrade - Now Without Sponsor

"Oh, that's expired," was the answer I got just now when I called and was quoted $600. I guess they didn't want too many people to find out about it.

I guess I will ask a friend to sponsor me if that hasn't expired too.
by Richard_B
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Intoxication
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Intoxication

From the text of the bill (18)AA"Intoxicated" has the meaning assigned by Section 49.01. It looks like this adds 0.08% BAC as proof of intoxication, even if the person is not visibly impaired. It doesn't create any new offenses or penalties if someone doesn't consent to a BAC test, so I don't objec...
by Richard_B
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Site Announcements, Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Login
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Login

If for some reason I am not logged in when viewing a discussion thread and wish to comment, I, of course, need to login. Once logged in, however, I am transferred to the index page rather than returning to the page I was last on. I don't know enough about the particular software used for this forum ...
by Richard_B
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Reduce Off-Limits Areas for Texas CHL’s
Replies: 95
Views: 9297

Re: Reduce Off-Limits Areas for Texas CHL’s

Gov. Rick Perry recently said something to the effect of "Texans should be able to carry (a gun) everywhere". I wonder if he will make an effort to cause that to become the law?
by Richard_B
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Teacher with CHL, gun in the car?
Replies: 25
Views: 3716

Re: Teacher with CHL, gun in the car?

I heard a news report that Gov. Rick Perry intends to see something done to allow permissive carry of handguns by teacher CHL holders, if authorized by the school district. We'll see what actually happens once the news moves on to another subject.
by Richard_B
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Oklahoma Law
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Oklahoma Law

Thanks for the update, Charles.

I don't recall the particulars of the bill from last session. What were the problem areas in it?

Do you think the bill that will be filed will be an open carry for CHL holders, like the Oklahoma law, or an open carry for anyone not disqualified by law?
by Richard_B
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: 50 States Secede
Replies: 197
Views: 9258

Re: 15 States Secede

Saw this on another forum. Call me a die-hard American patriot who still believes in America, but I respectfully disagree with secession. :patriot: Many from Texas fought and died for these UNITED States, including Harlon Block shown in the famous flag-raising photo at the Battle of Iwo Jima (photo...

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