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Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:01 pm

This is why we can’t have nice things. Luckily, no incident in either case.

http://kxan.com/2018/02/21/two-handguns ... -campuses/
In the past two days, the University of Texas at Austin Police Department has found two handguns left behind by their owners at two different buildings on two different campuses.
Should these two individuals be charged?
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Post by TreyHouston » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:11 pm

Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
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Post by Oldgringo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 pm

Hmmm? I wonder how many unattended guns were not reported?

Gun ownership; especially CHL ownership, requires a certain level of maturity and responsibility. Leaving ones 'eargesplitten loudenboomer' in the potty brings that level of maturity and responsibility into question. We've all had to really 'go' at one time and place or another away from home but, how many of us have left our gun in/on the potty? Charges, I dunno'?

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Post by puma guy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Not to worry, there was no danger since only AR15's are capable of perpetrating wanton mayhem and death.
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Re: Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by tool4daman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:44 pm

TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Trey- what statute is that? Is that 22.05 Deadly Conduct?
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:47 pm

TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Try this on for size -- an elementary school was on campus and in that building for a field trip. Now you've made it available to a minor.
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Re: Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by OlBill » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Are the law enforcement officers who do it charged?


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Re: Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by TreyHouston » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:58 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Try this on for size -- an elementary school was on campus and in that building for a field trip. Now you've made it available to a minor.
IDK! I just googled reckless endangerment texas and this is what poped up. :thumbs2:
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Post by twomillenium » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm

TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Wouldn't the handgun have to come alive and put someone in imminent danger of serious bodily injury????? (they have been rumored to do just that) Just being around a firearm does not put one in danger.
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Post by TreyHouston » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:09 pm

But this happened in Austin.... it wouldn’t stick but I bet thats what the DA would try to charge him-her with.
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Post by twomillenium » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:19 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Try this on for size -- an elementary school was on campus and in that building for a field trip. Now you've made it available to a minor.
Only if a child gains access to the firearm!
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Re: Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by C-dub » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Both handguns were left and retrieved from the police by women. This is only an observation. Nothing else. It's great that more women are carrying, but please be more careful.
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Post by Mxrdad » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm

Sniff, sniff. Smells funny.
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Re: Two pistols left unattended at UT

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:47 pm

twomillenium wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:
TreyHouston wrote:Reckless endangerment (texas)
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. ... (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
Try this on for size -- an elementary school was on campus and in that building for a field trip. Now you've made it available to a minor.
Only if a child gains access to the firearm!
I'm on the edge of logic, which some DA's might not have a problem trying out... I agree it's a stretch
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