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General Gun Discussion / ..houston news this morning (6/17)..
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:03:36 PM »
I think the perception of ‘self-worth’ these shooters are seeking to validate still comes back on the parents.  There was something missing in there upbringing.  Didn’t they ever watch ‘Little House on the Prairie’, where all the world’s problems were solved in every 40 minute episode?

Tonight on the news, one of the topics was video “gaming addiction”.  I see where there is now a push to get medical insurance to officially recognize it and cover it under insurance plans. WTF? That’ll just make insurance coverage MORE expensive! 

I have an alternative idea: How ‘bout just unplugging the GameBoy (or better yet, throw the damn thing away).  Gezzz...
are you kidding me?

13 year old boy wounded

2:50 am


General Gun Discussion / ..houston news this morning (6/17)..
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:03:21 AM » would be nifty to "rectify" poor/bad parenting now, it isn't gonna happen (it's too late)...

I don’t disagree with your assessment of the root cause of today’s school shootings.  It is most certainly “poor/bad parenting” that is responsible.  And I agree with your quoted comment above.  It’s too late to “rectify” the parenting situation. 

But given the above acknowledgement as being true, I think the more relevant question to be answered is what our society is trying to answer now:  how do we make schools safer for the kids that attend? 

You’re not going to “fix” bad parenting; that situation has always been with us.  Sometimes to a lesser degree, sometimes to a greater degree.  So unless society begins to require an approved “license” to bare and raise children, we have to live with the results of some parents being good or great parents and some parents that probably shouldn’t be allowed to procreate at all.

But again, I would suggest that isn’t the question at hand, that needs answering.  The immediate issue is how do we go about stopping, or at least, substantially mitigating the mass shootings (not only in schools, but churches, entertainment venues, theaters, etc.). 

To loosely paraphrase an old adage:  we have to deal with the situation the way it is; not as we’d like it to be.

General Gun Discussion / Re: ..houston news this morning (6/17)..
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:27:33 AM »
Two random thoughts I had.  First, I think the idea of the teachers remaining anonymous is probably a good idea (assuming they can manage to keep it that way). 

And secondly, can’t help but wonder how many of the teachers (especially the female ones), could actually bring themselves to shoot a “child” perp.  Maybe if they are of strong enough personality to get licensed to begin with, maybe that’s not a real concern?

Ok, one more.  While I’m basically a supporter of constitutional carry and very much “anti-gun free zones”, somehow it strikes me, the “annual” training / refresher class for these school environment ‘protectors’ might be worthwhile.  Or is the annual training requirement just an extraneous, uncalled for bit of bureaucracy?

General Gun Discussion / ..houston news this morning (6/17)..
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:20:45 AM »
Here in the DFW area, the Weatherford ISD (immediately west of Fort Worth) just made the news by voting to let their teachers start carrying.  I didn’t follow what the specific requirements were going to be, but I’m guessing this is going to become more common place to help prevent the ‘gun free’ shooting galleries we currently have.

More details:

Lawsuits are ultimately going to be about the only viable way to put an end to these kind of gun control attempts. 

I suspect after the SCOTUS becomes a little more ‘conservative leaning’, there will be less reluctance to actually hear 2A cases (as opposed to “side stepping” the issue, like they’ve been doing).

Gawd, I think I’m in love!

(....jest don’t tell my WIFE !)

General Gun Discussion / Re: I'm going to memorize this
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:33:01 PM »
I like his last sentence in the article:

“We have let the psychological mentality of children take over the world, not just on the issue of guns, but on so much else.”

General Gun Discussion / Re: NRA Dallas this week: Whose coming?
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
A long time friend and I will be taking the Red Line down from the northern reaches on Saturday.  My wife had a scheduling conflict so she’s had to back out.  I’ve been thinking I might head down there on Friday too (just to the Exhibit hall). 

Politics, Gripes, Complaints /'s coming people - basic income..
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:46:04 AM »
He is 6.

Smart kid.

Millennials ain’t got nuthing on him! ✌️

General Gun Discussion / Re: 2018 NRA Exhibit, Dallas
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:27:45 PM »
CBS (channel 11) Dallas news tonight, says during VP Pence’s keynote speech at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, no guns, knives or weapons of any kind will be allowed.  I believe this came from the Secret Service.  Additionally,  President Trump is to attend the convention according to tonight’s newscast.  However, they didn’t have any details on his schedule.

The CBS newscast also said three separate “protests” were scheduled - the first to be at city hall on Friday.  Dallas police are to have a “strong presence”.

Same philosophy the Ag Department had during the Obama Administration.  They were out there actively trying to increase the enrollment in the Food Stamp program.  In fact, they were bragging about how much of an increase they had successfully accomplished (rather than trying to get people off the rolls and become self-sufficient again).  Fortunately I think this trend has been reversed during Trump’s Administration. 
People becoming “dependent” on what the government doles out (welfare-wise) is just a form of slavery they fail to recognize as such.  What the government gives out, the government can take away!

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Support 2A Rally tomorrow?
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:28:40 PM »
Anybody attending this rally tomorrow, at the capital?

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Gun Violence Solution
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:09:04 AM »
Faith is faith.

To the believer, it doesn’t require a direct linkage to “proof”.  The belief is the fact.

Hopefully, between Texas’ Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws, we can be spared this kind of imbecilic law enforcement.  (Might still get referred to a Grand Jury but as long as they “no bill” it, that kind of ridiculousness won’t take hold here).

General Gun Discussion / Re: What bank do you use?
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:34:06 AM »
Texans Credit Union went belly-up in 2011. 

For the five years “the Feds” ran Texans Credit Union, they never did place any prohibited ‘gun signs’ at the entrances!

General Gun Discussion / 2018 NRA Exhibit, Dallas
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:47:20 PM »
I just checked with the NRA and here is their response:

During the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and the Omni Dallas Hotel in accordance with Texas law.  When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

NRA Shows & Exhibits 
General Operations / Shows & Exhibits

General Gun Discussion / Re: 2018 NRA Exhibit, Dallas
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:32:26 PM »
Been several days now and I don’t recall where I read or heard it (maybe, one of the local channels?) but there was some mention of ‘antis’ protesting the NRA convention.  Sure hope the Dallas police department is prepared for any eventualities.

General Gun Discussion / Re: 2018 NRA Exhibit, Dallas
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:11:36 PM »
Thanks TXAZ,
Yeah I’ve got that 3006 App too & had checked it (along with the website for the KBH Convention Ctr) and didn’t see anything - not even in FAQ or utilizing the search function.  Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.  I guess the only thing left now, is to understand what the NRA’s position is.

Interesting side note about the convention center.  Based on the city owning it, they can’t restrict it - since no courtroom or government meetings held there.  However, I note one of the upcoming events is the Duncanville High School graduation.  And since that’s an officially sanctioned ‘school event’, I suppose that would make it off limits.  Something where the event restricts the venue!

General Gun Discussion / 2018 NRA Exhibit, Dallas
« on: March 24, 2018, 10:07:15 AM »
Hate to ask stupid question... but here goes. 

Does the NRA allow concealed carry (or OC) @ their annual convention?  (Specificity, the exhibit hall.... or is it like most ‘gun shows’, and not allowed?)

Also, I don’t seem to find anything on the KBH Convention Center website that would preclude carrying.  (Is the convention center government-owned / city property?)

Inquiring minds want to know... 🧐

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