Police brace for 911 calls as open carry starts Jan. 1 across Texas

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20151223-police-brace-for-911-calls-as-open-carry-starts-across-texas.ece


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    Dec 25, 2015 7:42 AM GMT


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    Dec 25, 2015 7:49 AM GMT
    I could never live in Texas. I've always disliked the state and even more now that anyone and everyone can carry a gun if they so choose. I'm all for gun rights but personally being around them causes me stress and anxiety.
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    Dec 25, 2015 7:52 AM GMT
    Radd saidI could never live in Texas. I've always disliked the state and even more now that anyone and everyone can carry a gun if they so choose. I'm all for gun rights but personally being around them causes me stress and anxiety.


    When I go I dress up like JR Ewing and get along fine!! lol
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    Radd saidI could never live in Texas. I've always disliked the state and even more now that anyone and everyone can carry a gun if they so choose. I'm all for gun rights but personally being around them causes me stress and anxiety.




    Well, the state and their religious freaks must still be preparing for Obama's Army invasion. When the open carry gets way out of hand, and of course it will, the Feds will have to step in and declare marshal law in Texas.

    And you know what that means?.. Armageddon! The Apocalypse! The Second Coming of Christ! A Second Waco! Off to the FEMA camps! Mandatory Gun Confiscation! Texas Finally Secedes!

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    Dec 25, 2015 4:16 PM GMT
    wish citizens of TX best of luck with this social experiment.
    i hope it works out for them.
    seems its what they want.

    i bet this will attract outside investment, development, employment. Not. As gas prices slip below $2/gal.



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    Dec 25, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    This just seems like a problem that will fix it's self.
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    pellaz saidwish citizens of TX best of luck with this social experiment.
    i hope it works out for them.
    seems its what they want.

    i bet this will attract outside investment, development, employment. Not. As gas prices slip below $2/gal.





    Oops.. gas prices already way below $2/gal. Investment, development, employment is already there.

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    FredMG saidThis just seems like a problem that will fix it's self.



    I'm sure they'll do a bang-up job.
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    Dec 25, 2015 7:05 PM GMT
    There's no basement in the Alamo!!!!!!
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    Dec 25, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    FredMG saidThis just seems like a problem that will fix it's self.
    this
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    Dec 25, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    Here in DFW, a number of businesses have already said they won't do business with open-carry customers. They don't want a store of customers wondering how is the bad guy, and who isn't.

    The force of The NRA, intolerance, ignorance, and white resentment is high here.

    After a few kids are killed, accidentally, in the name of safety, it'll all come over sanction, but, it'll take a few years.

    The notion here in Texas is that if bunch of crazy white guys (LOL), or, even worse, crazy Muslims (it's usual crazed Christians, actually, but the Muslims are scary) someone can just shoot the dirty rotten fuckers and be done with it.
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    Dec 25, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
    dont be scared
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    Radd saidI could never live in Texas. I've always disliked the state and even more now that anyone and everyone can carry a gun if they so choose. I'm all for gun rights but personally being around them causes me stress and anxiety.
    I used to live in that state for almost ten years. Trust me, I don't miss it.


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    Well, the state and their religious freaks must still be preparing for Obama's Army invasion. When the open carry gets way out of hand, and of course it will, the Feds will have to step in and declare marshal law in Texas.

    And you know what that means?.. Armageddon! The Apocalypse! The Second Coming of Christ! A Second Waco! Off to the FEMA camps! Mandatory Gun Confiscation! Texas Finally Secedes!

    I really hope Texas WOULD secede. Get rid of their Congressional Republican voting block. Less of a drain on the Federal Treasury, and they'd still sell us their precious oil, which accounts for less of our national consumption every day.

    And I don't believe they'd stay independent for very long. A fitting end for them would be annexation by Mexico, or perhaps more accurately reclaimed, as Mexico would see it.

    I've visited and evaluated the Texas National Guard, and it's a joke. It's only effective when Guard units are integrated for overseas duty with the Regular Army, which conducts the actual operations.

    Texas would fold like a house of cards if the Mexican Army invaded, with US Regular and Reserve forces no longer stationed there, no longer paying their Guard salaries and providing most of their heavy equipment. And all their local militias and armed civilians would not save them, in spite of their delusional dreams.

    The complex infrastructure of a modern industrialized society is the easiest to break and thereby force the citizens into submission. Some could take to the hills and fight on for a while all they liked until their food & ammo ran out, but the country would no longer be theirs, and the urban residents would have to accept the inevitable or perish in misery.

    Yes, I strongly encourage Texas to secede. Be gone and good riddance.
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    Dec 26, 2015 4:29 PM GMT
    CLTMike46 saidThere's no basement in the Alamo!!!!!!

    I lived in San Antonio 4 years, naturally visited the Alamo. Some interesting facts that aren't always known:

    - The Alamo was a Spanish mission church, not a fort. There was a string of missions around the area of San Antonio, the Alamo one of the smaller, and one of those colonial missions is still a functioning Catholic parish church today, hundreds of years later.

    - The top of the Alamo church facade was blown away during the battle. The restored iconic shape now given to it is a modern imagined representation of how it might have looked.

    - Most mission churches had a perimeter wall. This was to provide privacy, since they typically included a nuns' cloister, as did the Alamo. And also for safety & security, when these early colonial regions were mostly lawless, with little protection from marauding brigands who would rob the missions. There was also a fear that local native groups might become hostile.

    - The Texan rebels choose to occupy the Alamo, by then nearly abandoned, because they thought it would make a good defensive strongpoint, really the only one along the San Antonio River they could reach ahead of the Mexican advance. To secure & hold until reinforcements arrived to face General Santa Anna's army, an action they hoped would inspire other Texan forces to join, since they knew their own numbers were too small. But reinforcements never came, and their situation became hopeless against thousands of soldiers.
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    Dec 26, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    I grew up in a gun-free house with a liberal mom and conservative dad. My sisters and I were taught responsibility and the acceptance of multiple viewpoints. So, this kind of single-sided "dumb-fuckery" (meaning news media meant to freak out the masses) was never accepted in our household.

    I imagine that this will be just another blip on the radar. And, this article is all done for attention.

    You still have to have a license...as always. I don't understand the terror and fearful standpoint. Some folks are just trained as children to fear things.
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    Dec 26, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    The Texas Law should be renamed the Gay Rights Bill.
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    ScottCLE saidI grew up in a gun-free house with a liberal mom and conservative dad. My sisters and I were taught responsibility and the acceptance of multiple viewpoints. So, this kind of single-sided "dumb-fuckery" (meaning news media meant to freak out the masses) was never accepted in our household.

    I imagine that this will be just another blip on the radar. And, this article is all done for attention.

    You still have to have a license...as always. I don't understand the terror and fearful standpoint. Some folks are just trained as children to fear things.

    I grew up in a house where the shotgun of my late Uncle, my namesake who was killed in France during WWII, was in the attic. It just stayed there. There were no other firearms in the house.

    HIs fishing tackle was also up there, some 8 rods I recall, and at 9 or so I was allowed to use them for fishing. Along with some marvelous lures and handmade flies. Later in my teens I bought my own.

    When I voluntarily enlisted in the US Army during Vietnam I asked my Mother if I could have her late brother's shotgun. She agreed. I was stationed at Fort Knox at the time, and engaged a local gunsmith to restore it.

    I joined our post Rod & Gun Club, and used that gun to shoot skeet. Tightly bored for upland bird hunting at 16 gauge it really wasn't suitable for skeet, but I'll boast a little - I was a deadly shot with anything I fired, and I could best anybody in the club with it. I was known for my ability to blast 2 "birds" at once with 1 shot as they crossed, coming from both houses.

    I also ran Army firing ranges during my career, and got the top "Expert" rating on every weapon I ever handled. And always carried a holstered sidearm for much of my career as a Military Police Officer.

    But despite all that, I have no interest in weapons, now that I'm retired. There's not a single one in our home today. I joined the Army for other reasons, not for guns, they were merely a part of my duties that I tried my best to fulfill.

    Now that phase of my life is over, and I have no need for firearms. I really can't identify with people who have a gun fixation for the sake of guns. Can you?
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    pellaz saidwish citizens of TX best of luck with this social experiment.
    i hope it works out for them.
    seems its what they want.

    i bet this will attract outside investment, development, employment. Not. As gas prices slip below $2/gal.





    Oops.. gas prices already way below $2/gal. Investment, development, employment is already there.

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    ^What is shocking and I didn't realize, by this map, that so many other US states allow open carry of a firearm. Wow, the NRA influence and a bunch a scared azz mofo's icon_rolleyes.gif

    THIS FACT, is what other civilized countries, and their people, need to know before they visit the United States, I am a citizen, born here and I didn't even know this information. I suppose this information didn't concern me because I don't own a firearm and am not interested in guns

    Interesting, the 3 main liberal states, NY, ILL, CA, where the majority of gay people live are the states that do not permit open carry of guns icon_confused.gif, Am I missing something?

    This map makes me sad and a bit embarrassed to admit that I am a US citizen, its like I don't belong here, I am such a minority icon_redface.gif



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    Dec 27, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    If don't know anyone that open carries. So, it isn't my place to explain someone else's reason to open carry.

    My uncle collected swords. He gave me one when he cam back from military service. I can't imagine carrying one. Even if it involved being licensed a sword was something that I would't carry. That being said, if it could be licensed to legally carry I wouldn't judge someone for carrying one.
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    Art_Deco saidI'll boast a little - I was a deadly shot with anything I fired, and I could best anybody in the club with it. I was known for my ability to blast 2 "birds" at once with 1 shot as they crossed, coming from both houses.

    I also ran Army firing ranges during my career, and got the top "Expert" rating on every weapon I ever handled. And always carried a holstered sidearm for much of my career as a Military Police Officer.

    Oh go ahead, boast a little. You NEVER do. icon_rolleyes.gif

    And what can you tell us about your own military service, that you can so freely enjoy criticizing mine at every chance you get? And by inference, the military service of other guys here? Have you ever served and worn a military uniform? Or are you the cowardly, loudmouthed bully we presume you to be?

    Who's called me everything from a Private (which I actually proudly was at one point, my initial enlisted service something I revere), to Kolonel with a "K", to insult my subsequent honorable career as a commissioned officer. Honors you never managed for yourself.

    Let me guess - now you're gonna claim I've been drinking, your usual cowardly fallback when you get called on your BS. Well, I haven't been drinking, so invent something new with which to slander me.
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    Art_Deco saidI'll boast a little - I was a deadly shot with anything I fired, and I could best anybody in the club with it. I was known for my ability to blast 2 "birds" at once with 1 shot as they crossed, coming from both houses.

    I also ran Army firing ranges during my career, and got the top "Expert" rating on every weapon I ever handled. And always carried a holstered sidearm for much of my career as a Military Police Officer.

    Oh go ahead, boast a little. You NEVER do. icon_rolleyes.gif

    And what can you tell us about your own military service, that you can so freely enjoy criticizing mine at every chance you get? And by inference, the military service of other guys here? Have you ever served and worn a military uniform? Or are you the cowardly, loudmouthed bully we presume you to be?

    Who's called me everything from a Private (which I actually proudly was at one point, my enlisted service something I revere), to Kolonel with a "K", to insult my honorable service as a commissioned officer. Honors you never managed for yourself.

    Let me guess - now you're gonna claim I've been drinking, your usual cowardly fallback when you get called on your BS. Well, I haven't been drinking, so invent something new with which to slander me.


    How a person of your mental characteristics could have ever risen through the ranks to Colonel is baffling. Hence, the use of the "K" for Kolonel.

    Oh, and it's LIBEL when it's written. LIBEL, not SLANDER. Poor Freedomisntfree has explained this to you by now dozens of times!


    And it's neither, if true. The truth is what's called an affirmative defense to claims of libel (written) or slander (spoken).