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Originally posted by Oaktree
Defending the God given rights of an individual is not "liberal" nor "conservative".
It is our duty.edit on 6-1-2011 by Oaktree because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by xyankee
Does anyone know the law in TX? Because I have been open carry since I got here, and no one has said anything.
I have a NYS permit which I was told I did not have to surrender and could carry in TX. I have walked right past a group of Rangers in a restaurant, open carry, and no one said a word.
Originally posted by Aquarist
Well, detaining her and searching her vehicle was obviously in the wrong, however...
A LEO can pull their weapon if they suspect the perp to be armed or dangerous. I see no problem in a traffic stop if the woman was armed and they pulled their weapons. The LEO was just looking out for his own safety. I think rather than going and detaining her, the best option should've been to call backup, pull her out, take her weapon ONLY while they run her tags, give her a ticket, etc. Then proceed to hand back her weapon and let her go on her merry way.
Originally posted by aching_knuckles
So you think it is a good idea that they should be allowed to purchase a gun and carry it around Day 1 out of prison??edit on 5-1-2011 by aching_knuckles because: (no reason given)edit on 5-1-2011 by aching_knuckles because: (no reason given)edit on 5-1-2011 by aching_knuckles because: the more i read, the more i saw
Originally posted by TKDRL
Now you see, your whole post points out what is wrong with this country. First of all you go around using bull# language like perp. That is a citizen, and no, they do not have the right to pull their gun on someone for just using their right to open carry a firearm. That is one of the stupidest things I have heard in my entire life. So I open carry into dunkin donuts to buy a coffee, and all the cops there are justified to pull their guns on me, cuff me, take away my gun until I prove myself innocent? You are wrong sir. And the fact that people are taught to think with this flawed logic, just pisses me off. Who taught you that subservient line of thinking?
When a person committs a FELONY, this is usually a serious (and usually violent) crime.
* An estimated 4.3 million violent crimes, 15.6 million property crimes, and 133,000 personal thefts were committed against U.S. residents age 12 or older in 2009.
* About half (49%) of all violent crimes and about 40% of all property crimes were reported to the police in 2009.
"Oh whaaa, its so unfair, I put someone in a coma by stabbing them, or I raped someone, and now im not allowed to own a gun." Cry me a freakin river.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by aching_knuckles
Yeah but you forget the fact that our whole "justice system" is so screwed beyond belief, that many "convicted felons" were only guilty of not having the money to hire a defense firm.