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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. One related thing:


    In former times, when parking places were tight, either on the street or in a parking lot, when you saw a driver get into his or her car, you could wait briefly while they pulled out, then take the place.


    Now, no way. People treat their parked cars like their kitchen or living room; pull out the smart phone and catch up on their social media or whatever. Who cares that somebody may need the space.


    I finally learned to quit waiting. Another lousy feature about contemporarly life-- and it's the old at least as much as the young.

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  2. Reservation rules can vary within the res. Big reservations like the Yakama have ordinary cities, towns, and highways on them. Tens of thousands of non-Indian residents and travelers covered by ordinary state laws. But then there are very large areas where only tribal members are even allowed to set foot.


    For example, one-third of Mt. Adams (one of the Cascade volcanos) belongs  to the Yakamas. You need their permit to hike through it if you are hiking around the mountain. And you stick to the trail.

  3. On 10/20/2023 at 8:06 AM, Texas Joker said:

      I would ask why does an officer have any extra authority or protection from the law than any other citizen?


    Most states provide specific authority to commissioned law enforcement officers. The commission comes with significant training requirements and background clearances.


    Regarded by most as better than all citizens having law enforcement authority. Shouldn't require too much explanation.

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  4. "Interference with commerce by robbery."


    According to the DOJ report. (I lost the link but it's easy to find; "Caleb Rogers robbery federal.")


    Little detail. My guess would be that since he was a Vegas cop, and the crime was in Vegas, that they were happy to hand it to the feds, and the feds found the statute that would do it.


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  5. 2 hours ago, Dusty Driver said:

    Read through this thread with a combination of admiration, and jealousy. Being a Canadian, carrying open or concealed is not legal in Canada. Even as a winter Texan I still cannot carry. Just plain sucks.


    I had the question in light of the couple that were both killed by a grizz in Banff Nat'l Park a couple of weeks back. It appears they were probably in their tent at the time of the attack, but their bodies were outside. Indications are that one was able to deploy bear spray, and also send a satellite SOS, so there was some response time, however fraught. 


    Is it legal to carry a handgun in the backcountry in Canada, or any of its provinces, for this sort of defense? I'm guessing not, but I don't know.

  6. 9 hours ago, The Surgeon said:

    I used to carry a 4" 1911 and I always carried it locked and cocked with the safety on. people always commented that that was dangerous and I should carry it unloaded since it had a hammer. I always told them that there wouldn't be a point in carrying it if it was unloaded. 


    Wouldn't be of much use without that hammer, either.

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  7. 8 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    But what gripes most of us is that if any of us had done the same thing we would be doing time not long after the event.


    I doubt it. He was charged. The prosecutor's handling was a botch-up of fiasco proportions. One charge was for a crime that wasn't on the books at the time of the incident. The prosecutor had to withdraw that, tail between the legs. Then the gun testing and the screw-ups there that caused the prosecutor to drop the charges (without prejudice) before trial. Not to mention several other prosecutorial failures along the way.


    I hold no brief for Baldwin, but for most it would have ended there. Now the prosecutors convene a state grand jury, letting themselves off the hook whatever way it goes. If they don't indict, their office washes their hands of it; if they do indict, there is still a screwed-up case ahead (not to mention the significant defenses).

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  8. You get sued. It's a civil matter, ordinarily. (FBI and other gov't agencies are another matter.)


    I did a few them over the years. One partial protection is to pay the settlement monies in installments, conditioned on obedience to the NDA. But there's no perfect solution if the payee is eventually broke.

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  9. 6 hours ago, J.D. Daily said:

    A handgun with 50 rounds would have only allowed you to take a few of the terrorists with you before your inevitable dirt nap.


    Not if they were widely held. There was at least one kibbutz that had its own security force that repelled all attackers with no casualties. The terrorists were a mixed bag of non-professionals, even if they were pretty well-prepared.


    I'm one of those that was surprised that Israelis, or at least those in kibbutzes and towns so near the Gaza border, were not individually armed. Just had been my assumption.

  10. 15 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    Did you do it according to the Julian or Gregorian calendar? Or did you just use it as an excuse to drink?


    Give us back our eleven days!

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