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Recent content by cloudcroft

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    Subway bans open carry in their stores

    @Wstar425: Texas USED to have free (no permit) OCing -- up until 1871 or so when that changed during "Reconstruction" and the Union Army, Carpetbaggers & Scalawags ruled TX. Couldn't have ex-Confederates OCing "scaring people" on the streets, could we? ;-) TX didn't get OC back until VERY...
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    Subway bans open carry in their stores

    TX is a "backwards" state, meaning it has a carry law much like OK did (also backwards, until it became "woke" I guess). Specifically, I mean TX requires a permit to carry ("LTC" = License to Carry) no matter HOW you did it: CC or OC. So now, TX has the most "repressive" carry law of all the...
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    Subway bans open carry in their stores

    Thanks, I do also, as it was my inspiration. :-) -- Norman MacLeod
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    Subway bans open carry in their stores

    I exclusively Open Carry (OC) in 3 states -- TX, NM (and soon going back to CO) -- but as I've posted here before, after that Walmart mass-shooting here in TX some months back, Walmart "requested" customers not to OC anymore (but CC was okay). Shortly thereafter, other stores (mainly...
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    Jackson Mayor suspends open carry law amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Probably...but then that's the point where We the People need to put-up or shut-up, yes?
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    Auf Wiedersehen

    ...best wishes to you also, even if you still might be able to fit-in a visit here occasionally (like me)! ;-) -- C P.S. I can relate to your "2nd Lt with a map & compass" -- we had some of those over in the RVN.
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    Iowan Open Carry In Texas

    I all fairness, they're also probably thinking "How do I pay my bills/mortgage/feed my family if I get fired for insubordination (not obeying a direct order)?" They're put between a rock & and hard place, yes? It would take some pretty strong-minded/principled LEOs (or military) to "en masse"...
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    Surry County and Preemtion

    Yes, but they (here in TX) want us to leave all that in our cars until we get out to the range. The problem with getting your CC permit in a state like CO (where OC is unpermitted and you only need a permit to CC) is some of the class locations are not in great parts of town, and after class as...
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    Open Carry in Practice: Who's done it? | Vigilance Elite

    Just saw this Fox21 TV News (Colorado Springs) article: "COLORADO SPRINGS — The Walmart on Woodmen and Powers in Colorado Springs is back to normal operations after going on a brief lockdown Thursday. Colorado Springs police were called to a disturbance at Walmart early Thursday evening. Police...
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    Surry County and Preemtion

    I know this is not on the original topic, but just going with the latest flow here (re: "live-fire-qualifying"): "The passing score for the Texas LTC shooting test is 175 points out of 250 points or a score of 70 percent. The state allows three attempts to pass the shooting proficiency test."...
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    Iowan Open Carry In Texas

    "If I lived there I'd OC just on principle." -- Ghost I DO OC here since I got back here (El Paso, TX) in late 2016 -- and at least partly "on principle." ;-) So far no issues, with the general public or the many cops I've encountered while OCing (even in Walmarts earlier). But I suppose there...
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    "Civil War"?

    I go back a tad farther -- was co-writer with William Jennings Bryan on his "Cross of Gold" speech. ;-)
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    interesting msnbc poll on "gun carry in public"

    @2a4all Thanks...fixed!
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    interesting msnbc poll on "gun carry in public"

    I just tried the link myself and got in (and voted), and am using Adblock Plus. But I did as they asked and disabled Adblock on their site even though there was an option to "continue anyway." Here are the results so far -- NO is winning: Question: "Do you think people should be allowed to...
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    Open Carry in Practice: Who's done it? | Vigilance Elite

    I won't! But at least I OC everywhere else I go...except Federal property: That's even WORSE if you get caught. :-( As for my "new" EDC/OC gun, it's only a youngster -- 68 years old (milsurp Polish TT-33)...but DOES look new, maybe even unfired. Very nice... HP ammo for it (PPU Defense Line...
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