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Ask the Lawyers / Non U.S. citizen Purchase/Carry of Handgun
« on: November 15, 2015, 01:28:42 PM »
I have a family member legally in the U.S. with a currently valid immigration visa.  Can this person legally purchase or possess a firearm in the state of Texas?  Handgun?  Long arm?  Can this person obtain a Texas CHL and legally carry?   

In The News / Viking Axe for Home Security?
« on: October 09, 2015, 09:59:38 AM »
Never bring a Viking axe to a gunfight...

See:  http://

The Viking axe (known as the "bearded" axe for its blade shape) had its place in the 10th century.  The advent of gunpowder made it nothing more than a novelty weapon here in the 21st century.  Worst idea(s) ever. I personally know many who think along these lines.  It's akin to muffling your home smoke detectors with cotton balls.  As if that were not bad enough, the man goes on a national news outlet to reveal his self-imposed limits and vulnerability in home security measures.  Anybody see a burglary in his future?  When it comes to personal protection in the home for me and mine, there are no limitations...well, the Claymores lining the driveway were a bit over the top, but I dug those out years ago.  As for the other countermeasures, that remains "classified" information.  Certainly not for discussion on CBS news.

Gun Talk / The Versatile Ruger 10-22
« on: September 23, 2015, 02:10:26 PM »

Shown here is a suppressed Ruger 10-22 in use by Israeli forces.  Its role is highly specialized and surprisingly effective, especially when used in conjunction with a sub-sonic 60 gr. bullet.  I had heard the Israelis used them in their special operations units.  This is the first time I've seen one in action.  The only reason I wouldn't consider using .22lr in any self-defense or combat role is simply because rimfire ammo has an annoying tendency to misfire.  Not a problem, however, if backed-up with something belt-fed or crew-served.  I made the acquaintance of the little 10-22 late in life.  I now own several, and making up for lost time.  And, not unlike the Barbie doll or Polaroid camera, I'm beginning to suspect they could give you the rifle for free.  They probably make their money on the vast array of after-market accessories they sell you.  Top of the "tacti-cool" line is the 10-22's AR variant in the model SR-22.  Ok...I blew the milk money accessorizing that one, but is was soooo worth it.  10-shot groups no bigger than a nickel.  Flawless operation.  Multi-role capable.  Cheap to run and plenty o'fun!  Saving up my pennies for another one in checkered Turkish walnut with Mannlicher stock.  Everybody should have at least one in their quiver.  Be advised: like potato chips, you can't have just one.   ;)

In The News / Walmart Bars Sales Of AR-15s, Self-Defense Shotguns
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:54:46 PM »
The spokesman denied that politics had anything to do with the decision, telling the Bearing Arms blog that a slump in AR and semi-auto shotgun sales prompted the company to pull those types of guns from its shelves.
While AR-15 rifles remain the top-selling long gun nationwide, sales volume has leveled off and many manufacturers and distributors have excess inventory on their shelves.

Umm…yeah, politics not involved?  Walmart isn’t temporarily halting or reducing orders from distributors to deal with excess inventory.  They’re “banning” sales.  Not something one would do if faced with excess inventory.  Sell 'em cheap!  I'll buy three or four.  
See: http://

In The News / Tourist from Texas Arrested for Guns at 9/11 Memorial
« on: August 07, 2015, 08:34:24 AM »
Simply not believable.  Looks like someone's attention span suffered a major lapse during her CHL course.  If prior cases are any indication, this lady will be a guest of the state of New York for the next four years, where they just love to arrest and mercilessly imprison out-of-staters for gun violations, no matter how innocuous.  See:  http://

I suppose it would be too much to expect that the Columbia J-Schoolers might simply be taught to produce an intelligible news story.  Perhaps learn the difference between a "magazine" and a "clip."  Understand that the "assault weapon"  and the "Saturday Night Special" are constructs of the news media.  That (evil) "high-capacity" magazines have been around since the 1920s.  But, most of all taught basic grammar so as to avoid little journalistic gems such as "the victim was shot in the fracas."   See:  http://

In The News / Flintlock from 1700s Could Land Man in Jail
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:59:28 AM »
I know of more than a few folks who purchased their particular firearm based on the mistaken belief that the State would never outlaw their lever action Winchester, single action six-gun, or black powder era front stuffer. "It's only the evil black assault rifles, and high capacity magazines they're after."   Think again.  If they come for your neighbor's AR, they will indeed come for your flintlock.  Not much information to go on in this story, but I suspect a man's ignorance of the law, coupled with possibly consenting to a warrantless search of his vehicle led to a dead end on a boulevard of shattered dreams and broken promises, the gun toters Heartbreak Hotel that is New Jersey:  http://

In The News / The "Gun Shirt"
« on: February 16, 2015, 08:44:50 AM »
Owner Paul Liebe calls this a conversation starter.  I'll bet it is!  Thanks, but I'll pass.  I prefer my contact with local law enforcement cordial, and kept to a minimum, if ya' all don't mind.  See: http://

In The News / Ferguson PD Testing New Non-Lethal Device
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:05:51 AM »
Meh...I'll be impressed the day they invent non-lethal perps.  Until then, I'll keep faith in the "Flying Ashtray."  See:  http://

In The News / "Join or Die"
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:18:59 AM »
A lesson from history overlooked by certain open carry groups hereabouts.  Come together or fail.  "Join or Die."  See:

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