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by srothstein
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 1678

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

Unless the government is taking the bump stocks and issuing them to the police and military, how is it a taking requiring compensation under the Fifth Amendment? This is where we get to use bad case law against them. The Kelo v. New London case said that public use including just getting an economi...
by srothstein
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Hanukkah
Replies: 35
Views: 698

Re: Happy Hanukkah

Having grown up in NYC on "Lawn Giland," in a Jewish family, there were two fabulous Jewish Delis in my neighborhood. Alas, that was the '50s and they are gone now. Are there any true Jewish Delis anywhere in the DFW area? I'd pay big money for a big fat potato knish, and a "real" hot pastrami on r...
by srothstein
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 1678

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

Where does Constitutional law on Ex Post Facto weigh against federal banning of bump stocks? It would not matter. Ex post facto makes you guilty of things you already have done. This law would only make you guilty if you kept the illegal item past the deadline. A better question would be if it woul...
by srothstein
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 180
Views: 9885

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

As far as I know every police officer - and every good student of self-defense - is taught to shoot to stop a threat, not to shoot to kill. Thus there is no intention to cause death even though that is a possible outcome of using deadly force. I think you missed part (b)(2) of the law. It is not on...
by srothstein
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Student evicted for having a gun
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Student evicted for having a gun

I suggest she just stay there and put a better lock on her door. And when anyone asks her why she is locking it, tell them it is to protect her privacy from them. Until the apartment complex actually evicts her, of course. Then sue them for contract violation for the eviction unless there is a no gu...
by srothstein
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 180
Views: 9885

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

There is much about this case that we do not know (witness statements, etc.). However, having said that, how about a "mistake of fact" defense under Section 8.02 of the Texas Penal Code? In other words, had it been her apartment she would have been justified in using deadly force under our castle d...
by srothstein
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry

It is actually already illegal to carry while you're drinking (unless you're on your own property, obviously). Both parts of this are wrong. It is illegal to be intoxicated while carrying, but not simply drinking an alcoholic beverage. Location is irrelevant. Intoxicated is still intoxicated. The p...
by srothstein
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Extrajudicial Killing
Replies: 38
Views: 1493

Re: Extrajudicial Killing

On the other hand, I'm not so opposed to assassination as an instrument of foreign policy, the same as waging war. If it's moral to kill front line troops, then it's moral to kill military commanders. It's more effective to target and kill a military commander than the troops he commands. It's also...
by srothstein
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Star Telegram poll on Constitutional Carry - go vote
Replies: 48
Views: 1919

Re: Star Telegram poll on Constitutional Carry - go vote

57 to 43 % in our favor still, with 4127 votes in.
by srothstein
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Well... there goes Constitutional Carry

I agree with the initially quote here, and here's why. If someone will drink and drive, what is to stop them from drinking (getting drunk) and recklessly firing their weapon anywhere? I think the 5 year thing may be a little much, but I do like that they have to wait. I understand your thinking, an...
by srothstein
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Extrajudicial Killing
Replies: 38
Views: 1493

Re: Extrajudicial Killing

The difference is actually very easy to see. Notice who is most upset about the KSA killing. This same group is also not upset about anything Obama did and generally ignores the Constitution. In this case, they are upset because the current president is not upset about it. This is American politics ...
by srothstein
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Texas LTC Requirements
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Texas LTC Requirements

I'm applying for a nonresident Virginia ltc as a resident of Texas i was charged with a disorderly conduct and am ineligible to have a Texas license to carry just for using profanity in public in front of a police officer I plead guilty should have fought it for first amendment rights While I agree...
by srothstein
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 22 November, 1963
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: 22 November, 1963

Mrs. Rutler's second grade class at Birney Elementary, Philadelphia, PA.
by srothstein
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bear defense tactics: Pros & cons of guns vs. bear spray.
Replies: 39
Views: 1711

Re: Bear defense tactics: Pros & cons of guns vs. bear spray.

Pepper spray is the best way to go; it will repel any bear, from an attacking grizzly to a docile black bear. A statistical (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report) fact is that when using a bear spray, 100% of the humans escape intact and without damage, while when using a gun, 50% of the time both...
by srothstein
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 22 - Paper ballot trail required
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: HB 22 - Paper ballot trail required

My county (Caldwell) uses a system like this already and I liked it when I saw it this year. When I went in, I was asked to choose a ballot at random from a small stack. The ballots were all blank except for the judge's signature on them. I picked one and the judge ran it through the computer that c...

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