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by johns624
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

SoCalPilot wrote:
Plus the water is actually warm enough to swim in!
That's what the sharks say... :lol: I'd take the occasional earthquake over hurricanes, bugs, gators and snakes.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

art wrote:
Indonesia is splashing out at the moment. Just signed for 6 FREMM frigates @ about $500 million each.
That will be quite the upgrade! If Indonesia and Australia continue to play nice, the two of them, along with Singapore, will be a formidable presence in that area of Asia.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

DeSantis will be the next pol who thinks he's different and that Trump will back him. Not going to happen. If you're DJT, people are there to be used, not supported.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

The problem with Texas is the image doesn't always meet the reality. There's a very good Youtuber named Briggs. He just did a segment on the "Most Popular States". Texas was one of them and one of the reasons the poll respondents gave was "good gun laws". Texas has actually been ...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Just imagine thinking "nope, addressing climate change by switching to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal is way too hard, let's adjust some interplanetary orbits instead. That will be much cheaper/easier". :banghead: Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

SoCalPilot--the states that got hit hard early didn't know how to handle things correctly, and neither did anyone else. MI had high unemployment because the auto industry decided to shut down. We are just as "open" as most states are nowadays. Colorado has about the worst figures right now...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Mike DeWine from Ohio. He's a Republican who instituted lockdowns and other measures early, so took a lot of heat for. He also instituted the "vaccine lottery" to get more people vaccinated. That was hard for me to write, being from Michigan. Although, I would've voted for John Kasich, for...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 30
Views: 1489

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

GDB wrote:
johns624 wrote:
So if something goes wrong, we get a twofer?


Bit hard on the brother!
Collateral damage...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 153
Views: 20370

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Always felt that United current MAX order is inadquate to replace the current narrowbody. Hopefully we will see another 200 MAX fresh order on top of current ones. Future Fleet/ To be Delivered: B737 MAX 8 - 40 to be delivered B737 MAX 9 - 30 delivered, 49 to be delivered B737 MAX 10 - 100 to be de...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Clarence Williams III - From the Original "Mod Squad"
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: R.I.P. Clarence Williams III - From the Original "Mod Squad"

You never see 'fros like that anymore!

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by johns624
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 30
Views: 1489

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

So if something goes wrong, we get a twofer?

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by johns624
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which employers hold all the cards all the time. Americans need employment contracts. It does work both ways (sometimes). I was planning on retiring right about now but last November I was feeling r...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 11597

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

wingman wrote:
Very cool video. It looks like a Bush prop taking off at such short distance. Does it mean the regular thrust versions of the F35 are a no no on this carrier type? I haven't been tracking the details but I'm not seeing any cable-type rubber bands.
Correct. They can only operate the B model.

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by johns624
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario

Road rage with a dose of supremacist hate, how nice. Will be curious to see how active he was online with Stormfront and the like. I wouldn't really consider it road rage, since they weren't driving and engaged in an altercation. It's more like the guy in Toronto, Alek Minassian, who ran over and k...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Aaron747 wrote:
Maybe if both parties would quit interfering and properly fund them, they could actually handle them all.
I admire your optimism! :D

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by johns624
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Like I said, maybe the FBI needs to hire more help if they have such a backlog. They can't keep you detained indefinitely on the side of the road if they pull you over and want to do a background check. As to why cops fire multiple times--a 9mm handgun, the most popular among police, has around 350 ...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

While her actions were idiotic, I'm not sure that race was even an issue. What I mean is, she was in the wrong to have her dog off the leash and somebody telling her to do it is not a threat. However, her mentioning the man's race could've been seen as a descriptor in case he actually committed a cr...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

If the FBI were allowed to investigate back ground checks fully, they would probably find that some of those they approved actually had domestic violence calls against them. You would be surprised how good mental health professionals are at their job. They have an oath they must uphold. But I am su...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?

I just checked the DL website for that date. It shows it as an Alitalia flight but just says "A330". I take that to mean that it'll be on an A332.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

I visited Omaha Beach and environs in late June, 2019. I just missed the 75th anniversary by a few weeks. It was very moving, especially the cemetery overlooking the beach. Stephen Ambrose is a great storyteller but not the best historian. I much prefer Antony Beevor. He makes it interesting so that...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 135
Views: 10585

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

UA857 wrote:
demand for air cargo has rebound in the last several years meaning that Boeing should continue to produce 748Fs.
Did you read the 777FX thread? That's what the air cargo giants are going to order.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

petertenthije wrote:
jetwet1 wrote:
do you think these wingnuts will start quoting dates on when he will rise ?

The loudmouth will rise again?
The good thing is that he's old and is so full of himself that he could never groom or name a successor.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

I can assure you that terrorist attacks on European soil are not ignored. Also, if you pay any attention to the European affairs we are currently undergoing a massive shift to the right in response to the increase in immigration. How many attacks have you made on their sources and sanctuaries? Spai...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I never open carry but it's a viable option for some who can't afford to go the concealed route. Some are posing and some have to do it because of finances. For how rare it is, it's not really worthy of a #222 post thread. Nobody's mind will be changed.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Well, they shouldn't. The police forces should have never been militarized, both in weaponry, but most importantly in training and psychology and mentality. It was when they got milsurp equipment and started shaving their heads that they started acting like oppressors. It's not that, but federal gr...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The gun makers should band together and quit selling ARs in California to law enforcement. After all, why should civilian law enforcement need "military-grade weapons", as so many antis refer to them as. Well, they shouldn't. The police forces should have never been militarized, both in w...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The gun makers should band together and quit selling ARs in California to law enforcement. After all, why should civilian law enforcement need "military-grade weapons", as so many antis refer to them as.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

You need to remember what you wrote earlier. Then, you were worried about how much more gun violence there is and now you're saying it was a declining issue. Make up your mind. Maybe it's a declining issue because more good people are carrying guns. You can't seem to see the difference between law ...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

I can assure you that terrorist attacks on European soil are not ignored. Also, if you pay any attention to the European affairs we are currently undergoing a massive shift to the right in response to the increase in immigration. How many attacks have you made on their sources and sanctuaries? Spai...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 764 vs 76D
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Delta 764 vs 76D

Does anyone know offhand how many of Delta's 764 fleet has been remodeled with the new Delta One and Premium Select seats? My wife and I are planning a trip and some days DTW-LHR show one type and the other on different days. We've learned that D1 is kinda wasted on that short of a flight buy EC+ is...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 28
Views: 3079

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

Should Delta also have commented, on a daily basis, on the child-like president your country has had for 4 years, leading to this particular situation ? You mean America FIRST! (?) That's a child every American patriot would house! Delta picks its public commentary where it THINKS public opinion is...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I have told you before in other conversations. .NC. OK, thanks. NC has Open Carry. How many people do you see doing it? Not a lot in the city, due to most private businesses not allowing it. But the issue in Texas is not the Carry, it is the no background check, training. Sure all the current folks...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Also, I hate to rain on your parade but the occasional terrorist attacks (mind you, things were a lot less worse in the 1960's and 70's) do not constitute a war, not even a civil war, and if it was the case Europe would still remain one of the most peaceful places on earth. Of course it isn't a civ...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 29
Views: 8360

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

DLASFlyer wrote:
910A wrote:
Another example why airlines should enforce the policy on no coach passengers coming up to first class section.


Yeah I'm sure that little curtain would have stopped this dude that took 8 people to restrain.
I hope they got some "thumps" in on the idiot.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

We have managed to live in peace and harmony in Europe (save the breakup of Yugoslavia) since 1945. The breakup of Yugoslavia is a huge "except for". Over 130,000 people were killed. With so many non-state terrorist organizations, I'd say the London, Paris and Madrid attacks would constit...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Why is there so much conviction that Afghanistan is all that much more violent than US culture. I see little evidence. We do have a more effective government.
Much hyperbole?

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by johns624
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 320
Views: 31639

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

northstardc4m wrote:
She should of been cut up 30 years ago realistically.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
Blasphemy!!! :lol:

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

casinterest wrote:
johns624 wrote:
So where do you live? The state is enough.



I have told you before in other conversations. .NC.

OK, thanks. NC has Open Carry. How many people do you see doing it?

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6607

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

That is a high possibility and PRC would arguably do a better job. Why, because it has got ears of Pakistan and interest the way U.S. never had. Also, they have no compulsion to behave one way or the other. They can be both soft or as brutal as situation dictates. I believe that void will be filled...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

So where do you live? The state is enough.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Once again, you keep getting confused about legal vs illegal gun use. In your first point, that women never use guns to keep from getting sexually assaulted. How many of those women had carry licenses? Women, as a whole, are less likely to have one, but it is increasing. As far as "use", d...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Oh but wait? Aren't those incidents going down? Why would we make it worse by adding more guns to the list? You will now have kids that go through addictions sell of guns to whoever because they don't need a license to carry, and then you will have people that will carry because others are carrying...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

As will many hundreds of thousands of delusional folks that can't diffuse a situation without their kill weapon by their side. Can you tell us how you personally would "defuse" a situation where you're being robbed, assaulted, raped or murdered? Here's a couple of places where complying d...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Volatile situations, like being robbed, assaulted, raped and your gun is at home? Thanks, No. I'll keep carrying. As will many hundreds of thousands of delusional folks that can't diffuse a situation without their kill weapon by their side. Can you tell us how you personally would "defuse"...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The only thing that mitigated years of gun violence is some sort of amalgamation of the below issues. I would argue that legal abortion,and the rise of the internet had more to do with the declines we saw than any other factor. Or maybe it's that people who go through the process to buy guns legall...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Why can't convicted felons carry ? The new Texas law allows concealed or unconcealed and unlicensed. Who is going to know if they are a Felon? Are they going to hand out scarlet letters? You blame people's weight for their deaths, when they were overwhelmed in a traumatic situation with pepper spra...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Unlicensed carry doesn't mean that convicted felons can carry. 3 of the 5 were fat rednecks that died from health issues. How many people in SEA had their homes/businesses vandalized or destroyed? That had nothing to do with protesting injustices. Both sides have plenty of troublemakers who need to...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8866

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Unlicensed carry doesn't mean that convicted felons can carry. 3 of the 5 were fat rednecks that died from health issues. How many people in SEA had their homes/businesses vandalized or destroyed? That had nothing to do with protesting injustices. Both sides have plenty of troublemakers who need to ...

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