Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Four from Herschel Smith.

Obama Releases His Gun Control Plans.
Update From The Religion Of Peace
“Unusually Zealous” Open Carry
Note Concerning Mike Vanderboegh


MikeH. said...

Re; Update From The Religion Of Peace

"Lock up your dogs"!!! Why? Do they treat dogs in the same manner as they do their goats and donkeys?

A Geriatric Threeper

Bad Cyborg said...

Here's what I wrote in response to Hershel's piece about open carry in Texas.

The "don't stop" provision was an amendment introduced by DEMOCRATS for the (to me very valid) purpose of reducing the likelihood of cops doing a Terry stop on a person of color merely because they were carrying. We already have the notorious non-crime of DWB (driving while black) wherein black drivers are pulled over merely because they are black and driving a nice car. We don't need ANYONE experiencing a Terry stop merely because they are non-white and carrying. The argument against the amendment was that it is unneeded and redundant since SCOTUS has already ruled that merely engaging in activity which requires a license does not justify a Terry stop. I, for one was very much in favor of the amendment irrespective of who introduced it.

BTW, so far San Antonio PD has been cool about people carrying. There are business who bought and put up 30.02 signs (30.02 is the part of the Penal Code covering carrying a handgun) to make sure their stores are non-carrying zones. I try not to go there but disarm if it is unavoidable. Other than a greeter at Walmart giving me a major stink-eye, I have not observed any overt hostility to my carrying. In fact, In the 5 days since open carry became legal, I have actually been thanked twice (one fellow said it made him feel safer) and a couple of others who patted their hip and gave me a thumbs-up. I would expect any trouble to come out of - in order of likelihood - Austin, Houston or Dallas. I don't figure it's even gonna be an issue in the panhandle (Lubbock, Amarillo) or anywhere west of San Antonio. However, that being said, I carry my CHL clipped to my belt on the OPPOSITE side from my sidearm. No sense INVITING trouble.

Anonymous said...

Re: the "Religion of Peace" when are we ever reclaim from the politicians and media the sanity of plain speech? The Amish, Mennonites, Quakers, these are religions of peace. Islam is not, NOT, a religion of peace. Which is why this "war on terror" has gone on 14 years while we defeated the powerful armies of Germany and Japan in 4 years. As Yogi Berra said, if you don't know where you're going, you might not get there. Maybe today he'd say if you don't know who your enemy is, you might not beat him.