Posts Tagged Texas

Texas To Stop Business With Citigroup Over ESG, Gun Rights

From Bearing Arms:

Citigroup says it’s doing everything right, but Texas says it’s not.

However, in a statement, the NSSF notes that Citigroup’s own website tells a completely different story.

“Their own website, however, demonstrates that the corporate bank refuses business with firearm businesses that do not comply with their unconstitutional restrictions,” the statement reads, noting that the bank requires things such as bump stock bans, age-based restrictions, and magazine restrictions.

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Uvalde ISD Police Chief Admits Violating Policy In Interview

From New York Post:

“Obviously, I backed off and started taking cover,” the lead officer said, which CNN noted was in clear defiance of training that insists officers risk their own lives to “neutralize” active shooters.

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Texas Legislature Holds Firm And Refuses To Pass Gun Restrictions

From Bearing Arms:

The Texas Senate Special Committee to Protect All Texans, formed in the wake of the murders at Robb Elementary in Uvalde earlier this year, has released its recommended changes to state law in the hopes of preventing future attacks, but Democrats and gun control activists are already criticizing the plan for its lack of new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.

While the committee report does lay out a substantial number of changes to the state’s education, mental health, law enforcement and criminal justice systems, the lone recommendation regarding gun laws is a state-level law banning “straw purchases”; a criminal offense federally, but not one defined by state statute.

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Constitutional Carry Causing More Problems Than Anticipated For Armed Citizens

From Bearing Arms:

And since Texas became one of about half of the states in the country that view carrying a gun as a constitutional right, it looks like people are getting confused by those complicated laws. Several of Cargill’s students over the last year and a half signed up for an LTC class hoping to avoid conviction for unlawfully carrying a weapon ― usually after taking a gun somewhere they shouldn’t have.

When Cargill checked the Texas Department of Public Safety’s website, he found that his experience wasn’t an anomaly. Convictions for unlawfully carrying weapons skyrocketed in the state, from 1,049 in 2020 to nearly 7,000 last year — a spike of 550% and the highest number by far since 2016, the last year of complete data. The state adopted the constitutional carry law in September 2021.

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Suppressor Regulation Challenged By Texas

From Armed Scholar:

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Citizen Stops Shooter At Hospital

From Breitbart.com:

A Methodist Health System officer shot and injured a gunman in the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Saturday, ending a threat that had already resulted in two deaths.

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Texas Court Says ATF Doesn’t Have Authority To Redefine Firearm

From Ammoland:

On September 2, 2022, the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, issued an Opinion and Order granting a preliminary injunction, in part, on the ATF “Final Rule” which radically changed the decades-long definition of what is a firearm in federal law.  The opinion explains that ATF created the longstanding definition of what a firearm is in 1978. Now, over forty years later, they are updating and expanding the definition into new areas.

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Texas Judge Says Felons Still Have Gun Rights

From Texas Tribune:

U.S. District Judge David Counts, appointed by former President Donald Trump to Texas’ western federal district, found that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling from June invalidates federal law which prohibits those charged with a felony from obtaining a gun. It was not immediately clear if the ruling would be appealed.

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Texas Report On Uvalde

From The Truth About Guns:

Other than the attacker, the Committee did not find any “villains” in the course of its investigation. There is no one to whom we can attribute malice or ill motives. Instead, we found systemic failures and egregious poor decision making. We recognize that that the impact of this tragedy is felt most profoundly by the people of Uvalde in ways we cannot fully comprehend. …

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An Epidemic Of Cowardice

From Men of Order:

But the Uvalde response was worse than anyone could fathom. An armed squad of 19 officers waited in the hallway just outside the classroom that the shooter had barricaded himself in.

And they did nothing.

They stood there for 40 minutes while the shooter slaughtered students and teachers in the classroom.

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How To End Mass Shootings Quickly

From James Gagliano at City Journal:

The era of patiently awaiting arrival of homogenous, highly trained tactical-resolution teams outfitted with special equipment and superior training is over. To borrow Martin Luther King’s exhortation, police in Uvalde should have recognized “the fierce urgency of now.”

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Bette Midler Threatens NRA Meeting Attendees

From Red State:

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1529500243225632773

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If Biden’s Kids Were At Texas School The Shooting Would Not Have Happened

From Colion Noir:

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Culture Is The Problem, Not Guns

From The Federalist:

Americans are losing interest in the purpose and community that faith and church offer, losing respect for the sanctity of human life, and losing sight of the notion that a higher moral good exists than immediate self-gratification. Instead, we live under a cultural ethic that idolizes the indulgence of selfish desires even up to the point of taking the life of another.

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What Will Happen At The NRA Meeting?

From Bearing Arms:

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