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In TX, Openly Carrying Handgun Subjects You to Police Seizure

There has been some debate about the implications on openly carrying a firearm and police interactions.  Can a police officer stop a citizen seen openly carrying a firearm (on property not owned by him or under his control) simply to check to see if the citizen has a License to Carry? While I respect the […]

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WHAT NOW for the HS Football Players that laid out the Referee?

Just about everyone that watches any amount of television news would have seen the video right now.  It is a familiar scene that plays out on high school football fields across the state of Texas. Friday Night Lights, if you will. But this night was different.  Video footage that was being kept by one of […]

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Texas Open Carry EXPLAINED

Effective January 1, 2016 Texans will be able to open-carry a loaded firearm. This creates some questions: Who can carry?  What restrictions are there on your right to open carry? What about the police; does this mean they can stop anyone seen openly carrying a firearm? Let’s take them 1 by 1. The Law  Individuals […]

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DRUG WAR FAIL: Could Tobacco-Like Regulation Offer a Solution?

Nearly everyone has seen “Mad Men” at least once.  The show harkens back to a time in our not so distant past when cigarettes were a more socially accepted and dare I say integral part of American culture.  Hell, worldwide culture.  In the 1960’s you could smoke everywhere.  A significant portion of the population smoked. […]

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