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  • TX:Open Carry in Arlington meets Public Approval

    04/10/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo Credit Star-Telegram Rodger Mallison The open carry movement in Texas is becoming mainstream.  Texas is one of a few states where openly carrying a holstered, modern handgun is barred by law from most public places.  This anomaly in the law occurred because Texas was on the losing side of the Civil War, or War Between the States, if you prefer.  There is a convoluted history to explain it, but before the war, the Texas Constitution guaranteed an absolute right to carry arms, even for slaves.  After the war, the change through two Constitutional conventions resulted in losing the...
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • Mike McCaul: Let soldiers "carry" on base

    04/03/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | April 3,2014 | Tal Kopan
    Rep. Mike McCaul said Wednesday’s tragedy at Fort Hood is another reminder that members of the military should be able to carry concealed weapons on base. “I personally think, if you’re trained for combat, you ought to be able to carry a weapon,” the Texas Republican said on Fox News’s “The Kelly File” on Wednesday night in the wake of the shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen injure at the Texas military base.
  • Media Matters Writer Responds to Ft. Hood Shooting: “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead”

    04/02/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg tweeted this out tonight after news broke that there was another shooting at Fort Hood. “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead” Via Victoria Taft:
  • TX:Victim Attempts Disarm, is Shot in Foot

    03/25/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While it appears that victims are generally better at disarming criminals, than criminals are at disarming victims, it is a very dangerous business that should not be attempted lightly.  From Houston, 14news.com: Henderson Police say the suspect tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, but the victim fought back and tried to get the gun. Police say the gun went off during the struggle and the victim was shot in the foot. It is possible that being shot in the foot was an acceptable trade-off.  There is not enough in the story to determine if that were so, and it is a subjective judgment....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • TX: Firefighter fatally shot by woman outside Montgomery County

    03/22/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Demond Fernandez
    PORTER HEIGHTS, TX (KTRK) -- A 64-year-old woman opened fire and killed a man she says was trying to get into her Montgomery County home. According to an HFD spokesperson, that man happened to be a Houston firefighter and he may have been at the woman's house by mistake. According to investigators, a 64-year-old woman was home alone on Monday night when she says she heard a noise and saw a man outside. Deputies say the woman claims she told that guy to leave and shot him twice as he attempted to enter the house. "(The) person then attempted to...
  • Donna Family Accused of Election Law Fraud

    03/21/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | KRGV
    DONNA - A Donna family admits they're skirting election law, but they say it's for protection. The Gonzalez family say they are better protected by having everyone listed at one address. However, it sends up red flags. not even one car fits in their driveway. If everyone who says they live at their address tried to park along the street, the line would wrap around the block. Jose F. Gonzalez lives at 1904 Ridley Avenue in Donna. According to the Hidalgo County registered voter list, so does Javier, Dora, Oscar, Pedro, Paula, Ruben, Arturo, Ismael, Maria, Priscilla, Francisco, Jose, Anna,...
  • TX:Open carry march on Dowlen draws approval

    03/19/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    beaumontenterprise.com ^ | 15 March, 2014 | Sarah Moore
    1 of 12 Ryley Franklin, 13, carries a Texas state flag during Saturday's rally. Come and Take It Beaumont held a march down Dowlen Road on Saturday. The participants carried long arms as well as Texas and United States flags from Sertinos Cafe to Lowes. Photo taken Saturday, 3/15/14 Jake Daniels/@JakeD_in_SETX Photo: Jake Daniels The threat of rain dampened attendance at the most recent Come and Take it Beaumont rally and march, but not the ardor of those present.About a dozen people, including three children, toted long guns as they walked a short distance up and down Dowlen Road...
  • One Boy's Immigration Story Signals Hope for Children

    03/15/2014 10:37:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    nbclosangeles ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | John Cádiz Klemack
    A teenage boy who crossed the US-Mexico border on his own will as a child is a success story for a nonprofit group whose mission is to help more children avoid deportation after coming to the US. Brian Alvarez, a 16-year-old immigrant from El Salvador, is a lawful, permanent resident of the US. It was on his 12th birthday he made the conscious decision to come to the US illegally.He left El Salvador by himself to escape forced gang initiation and to search for his father. "This was my opportunity to really know my dad, see how he is, get...
  • Police: 3 Arrested For Burnet Kidnapping That Lasted 1 Year (TX)

    03/12/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KEYE ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rachel Kent
    Burnet police say after a two-month investigation they've arrested three people involved in the year-long kidnapping of an adult woman. Police say Charlotte Elaine Arms (pictured left), 45, Thomas Allon Simon (pictured right), 31, and Walker Wayne Shapland, 24, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, both first degree felonies, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on a family member, a second degree felony. And more sick gory details at http://kxan.com/2014/03/12/affidavit-women-were-waterboarded-sexually-assaulted-in-home/ - According to the sister’s statement to police, Arms and Shapland would abuse the two sisters, using...
  • DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED!

    03/10/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 03.07.14 | Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life
    Now isn’t that some great news? Reports have been rolling in from Texas – the state where 40 Days for Life began – that abortion facilities are shutting down left and right. The latest closures include three businesses where faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers have prayed on the sidewalks outside for years. Plus – there’s another abortion center where volunteers are very hopeful that the business they’re praying in front of will soon join the list. Here are the details.——————————————————- BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS ——————————————————-The three businesses closing are Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen, along with...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • CPAC Immigration Debate Stacked 3-to-1 with Pro-Amnesty Panelists

    03/06/2014 8:17:14 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 3-6-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has apparently had enough of what he sees as the pro-amnesty mentality at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In response to a panel which includes four proponents of comprehensive immigration reform and one critic, Smith ripped the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, in a press release. “You have to wonder when a self-described conservative organization stacks an immigration panel with amnesty advocates,” Smith accused. “For the second year in a row, CPAC has featured a panel where all but one speaker supports the agenda of liberal Democrats...
  • Texas' ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional

    02/26/2014 11:34:21 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 119 replies
    SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge in San Antonio has declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being. One lesbian couple had to go to Massachusetts to get married, and they want Texas to recognize the union. A second gay couple have a courtship of 17 years and want to get married here in their home state.
  • He Thought He Could Scare Good Samaritan Away by Lifting His Shirt to Reveal His Gun

    02/26/2014 10:03:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    An off-duty officer with the Houston Police Department fatally shot a robbery suspect outside a convenience store on Sunday night. The veteran cop was coming to the rescue of a man who was jumped and beaten by two men as he was leaving the store with groceries. The officer, identified as 22-year Houston Police Department veteran C. Rodriguez, told investigators he noticed two men hiding behind a dumpster outside of the store, arousing his suspicion. He then saw the men jump out and start beating the victim. Police say Rodriguez rolled down his window and ordered the suspects to stop....
  • TX: Andrews Open carry March Doubles in Protest of Arrests

    02/24/2014 5:55:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The 15 February open carry march in Andrews Texas more than doubled the size of the last march of a month ago.   Two arrests that appear to be motivated by legal open carry have occurred in the city.  No charges have yet been filed, and the men arrested remain in legal limbo.  James Franklin of the Midlands/Odessa CATI has told me that they are applying for several more permits, in order to educate the people of Andrews about their Constitutional rights. Over 80 people participated in the 15 February march, in a small town near the Texas panhandle.  ...
  • TX:Holes in DHS Houston Air Rifle and SWAT Story

    02/22/2014 3:26:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On Monday, 17 February, a soldier in an unfinished development in Harris County near Houston was confronted by a swat team, an armored vehicle, and accusations of criminal mischief, because he was practicing with an air rifle. KHOU.com reports that an off-duty homeland security agent was looking at one of the unfinished houses (that had been damaged by vandals).  The agent is said to claim that one of the windows was shattered.    The agent then looked out, saw a man with a rifle, and called dispatch.   That became an "active shooter event".  An off-duty Homeland Security agent –...
  • 2014 Texas Primary: 1st Day Early Voting Totals for Harris County [breakdown by party]

    02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    February 19, 2014
    Note that there are 3 charts listing totals for 1st day [February 18, 2014] early voting in Harris County Texas for the March 4, 2014 Texas primary. The 1st chart combines Republican party and Democratic party numbers for the day. The 2nd chart is the Democratic party totals. The 3rd chart is the Republican party totals. Each chart lists totals for individual voting locations. Totals for early voters (person) and early voters (mail-ins) are tallied. Potential number of mail-ins (from total ballots requested and mailed to voters) is also shown. Harris County Texas [a large swath of the Houston metro...
  • Off-duty UT officer kills suspected burglar

    02/16/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | James Pinkerton |
    <p>An off-duty University of Texas police officer shot and killed an intruder he struggled with Monday in a Houston apartment complex, police said.</p> <p>The officer, who was not identified, was working an off-duty security job at the Arcadian Apartments at 7550 Kirby when management called him to investigate a report of a break-in about 1:35 p.m. at one of the apartments, Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.</p>
  • Stockman campaign sends fiery tweet alleging Cornyn is a big fat liar

    02/14/2014 12:41:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    redalertpoliticx.com ^ | 2/14/14 | Melissa Quinn
    Rep. Steve Stockman @StockmanSenate Follow If you're chilly tonight, huddle near John Cornyn's pants for warmth. A tweet from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)’s campaign Twitter account caused some followers to do a double take Thursday night, while those in on the joke prompted a chant of “liar, liar, pants on fire.” Stockman’s social media strategy has raised many an eyebrow with tweets that pack quite the punch, and the congressman’s Senate campaign Twitter account has gained notoriety for its attacks on Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Stockman’s primary challenger. Operating under the handle @StockmanSenate, the Texas conservative’s campaign sent a tweet...
  • Texas open carry group seeks spotlight on harassment of veterans and gun owners

    02/14/2014 6:14:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 February, 2014 | David Codrea
    “Recently we've unearthed some sickening corruption in a nearby town and it's led to unlawful arrests and gun confiscations from two veterans that are also Oath Keepers,” a Friday Facebook message from James Franklin, Regional Director for Come and Take It Texas - West Texas Region, began. “Over the past week this issue has gotten even more complicated as the police in the town refuse to file police reports about one of their residents making terroristic threats against our group's members.” Franklin was referring to a local resident who opposes lawful open carry of long guns to the point of...
  • TX:Dozens Open Carry Rifles in Dallas

    02/11/2014 7:13:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy myfoxdfw.com Dallas had a significant open carry event on 9 February. Dozens of open carriers participated. Myfoxdfw.com estimated 60. The demonstration by about 60 members of Open Carry Texas was meant to bring awareness to their cause, which is for the Texas Legislature to allow any citizen to carry a pistol in the open just as the law allows carrying of long guns. Weird that the reporter did not mention that both likely candidates for governor, Greg Abbot (R) and Wendy Davis (D), have come out in support of open carry. CBSDFW.COM did a better job. They estimated...
  • Open Carry March Planned for Andrews Texas on 15 February

    02/10/2014 10:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Andrews, Texas, has become a focus of activism for the restoration of the right to openly carry sidearms.  Historically, the right was lost in the rewriting of the Texas Constitution in 1871 by the reconstruction government.    After the reconstruction government was voted out, then driven from office by an impromptu militia, the Texas Constitution was rewritten again, but a loophole was left in that allowed the wearing of sidearms to be regulated.  The reconstruction law was never repealed, so the current Texas Constitution only protects the carrying of long arms such as rifles and shotguns.  Definitions in the law do...
  • TX Cop Killer Skates. Have No-Knock Raids Jumped the Shark?

    02/08/2014 5:31:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 72 replies
    TTAG ^ | 7 February, 2014 | Robert Farago
    “A Burleson County Grand Jury declined to indict the man who shot and killed Burleson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Sowders who was serving a search warrant in December,” kbtx.com reports. “Investigators were executing a search warrant at Henry McGee’s mobile home near Snook when the shooting happened.” The shooting didn’t just “happen.” “Henry McGee admitted to shooting Deputy Sowders before sunrise on December 19th while the deputy and other investigators were serving a no knock search warrant for drugs at McGee’s mobile home near Snook. Magee’s Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin says his client thought someone was breaking into his home...
  • Texas Veterans Illegally Arrested, Guns Confiscated

    02/06/2014 4:03:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 78 replies
    CATI ^ | 30 January, 2014 | James Franklin
    Texas Veterans Illegally Arrested, Guns Confiscated in News, Uncategorized, Video8 days ago 6 Comments 2,966 Views   On the evening of November 30, 2013 Joey Posey, a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne was arrested and jailed by police in Andrews, TX. He had taken a walk with his children to get ice cream and french fries and decided to openly carry his AR-15 in addition to his legally concealed handgun. Although the open carry of a longarm is legal in Texas, it was for this reason that he and his children found themselves forced to the ground as soon...
  • Open Carry is Coming to Texas

    02/06/2014 8:19:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    For those who do not pay close attention to insider politics in Texas, both parties' likely candidates for governor have now endorsed the policy of restoring the legal open carry of sidearms to Texans.  The open carry of sidearms was banned by the  reconstruction government after the civil war (war between the states), when the reconstruction government effectively neutered the state constitutional guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms by writing a new constitution. After the reconstruction governor was forced to flee the governors mansion (he lost the election, refused to concede, and an impromptu Texas militia...
  • TX:Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG

    02/03/2014 5:17:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 January, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    A grand jury in Tarrant County, Texas has decided not to indict the rookie police officer who shot dead a homeowner while investigating a burglary at the wrong address. Last May, R.A. 'Alex' Hoeppner and his partner Benjamin Hanlon accidentally started searching 72-year-old Jerry Waller's property, confusing it in the dark for a house across the street. Waller was in bed with his wife Kathy at the time, and was stirred by the police officer's flashlights. Fearing a prowler was outside, he grabbed his .35-caliber-pistol and went to investigate. According to a search warrant affidavit released by the Star-Telegram in...
  • TX:Argyle school district votes again to approve gun policy

    02/02/2014 6:55:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    dentonrc.com ^ | 29 January, 2014 | Britney Tabor
    ARGYLE — School board members voted unanimously a second time Wednesday to approve a controversial policy that will allow some teachers, administrators and other staff members to carry firearms on campus. The new vote also authorizes some school board members to carry concealed guns at board meetings or on school property, a provision that was not spelled out in details provided by the school district after the previous vote. A copy of the policy was not posted until after board members voted on the policy last week. Board President Kevin Faciane said the new vote was mostly “procedural in nature.”...
  • Glenn Beck Reagan speech at Sheriff's Posse Part 1

    02/02/2014 3:11:49 PM PST · by jtonn · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/2/14 | TheBlaze
    Part 1 of his speech to the Parker County Texas Republican fundraiser.
  • Alleged intruder shot in face during home invasion

    02/02/2014 1:23:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO -- One person is in critical condition after a home invasion on the west side. Police say four people tried to break into the home on Merida last night. One of the suspects was shot in the face after the homeowner fired a shotgun. The homeowner told police he was watching television when the men showed up at his door. They were banging on the door, yelling at him to come out.
  • TX:Girl Scouts and Guns Go Viral in Dallas

    01/28/2014 4:03:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The above picture is going viral on the net. It shows a couple of members of Come And Take It of Fort Worth with some Girl Scouts.   I talked to Kathy Perkins, who was there,  and she told me about how it came to be taken. Kathy says that the local chapter of Come And Take it was engaging in their usual act of civic education by taking a walk in the area.   While they were doing so, they saw the Girl Scouts selling cookies.   Feeling a little hungry, they decided to buy some of the cookies.  The Girl...
  • Homeowner’s son shoots, kills burglary suspect in Van Zandt County

    01/27/2014 2:47:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 21 January, 2014 | Claire Cardona
    The homeowner woke up to see a man burglarizing his pickup truck that was parked in his front yard. He approached the man with a rifle, intending to hold him until law enforcement could arrive, but the man fled the scene, according to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner fired at the man and then noticed a truck parked in the dark near the roadway, which he believed belonged to the man so he got in the truck and took the keys out of the ignition to prevent him from leaving the scene. The man confronted the homeowner...
  • Open Carry March in Andrews Texas Successful

    01/27/2014 4:48:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Members of Come And Take It Assemble for Their Rally Image courtesey  newswest9.com The open carry rally in Andrews, Texas, went off without a hitch on Saturday, 25 January.    The local newswest9.com headline was: Gun Rally in Andrews Had Message of Education, Peace Members of Come and Take It in Andrew, Texas Image courtesy  newswest9.com This occurred in spite of the arrest of a member of the organization, Michael Keoghan when he was scouting out a route for the rally.   In spite of the controversial arrest, Police Chief Bud Jones insisted that he supported the rights of everyone.  From...
  • Breaking News: Judge orders Texas hospital to remove life support from brain-dead pregnant woman.

    01/24/2014 2:36:50 PM PST · by EDINVA · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01-24-2014 | Fox News
    Breaking News: Judge orders Texas hospital to remove life support from brain-dead pregnant woman.
  • Maria Schriver's adoring interview of sugardaddy loving gubt. canindate Wendy Davis.

    01/22/2014 3:42:23 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    NBC Today Show, YouTube ^ | 1/15/14 | Maria Schriver
    I was bored earlier today and wandered over to Alex Witt's show on MSNBC and about and around 3:55 CST she was grousing about the conservatives "obsession" about Wendy Davis minor discretions. What a hypocrite.
  • Mexican who gunned down Houston cop WILL be executed tonight despite last

    01/22/2014 1:46:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 January 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Mexican who gunned down Houston cop WILL be executed tonight despite last-minute pleas from Mexico government A Mexican held on death-row in a Texan prison for murdering a policeman will be executed tonight despite last-ditch appeals from lawyers for clemency. Edgar Arias Tamayo, 46, was set for lethal injection this evening for shooting of Guy Gaddis, 24, in January 1994. The case has been a focus of protests in his home town and diplomatic pressure, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a delay to Tamayo's execution. Tamayo's lawyers had lodged an appeal arguing that he was ineligible...
  • Hannity: I Talked With My Wife – “We Are Going to Leave” New York State (Video)

    01/21/2014 8:11:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity tells his audience he is leaving New York state after Cuomo’s comments. Sean said he discussed it with his wife and they are moving to Texas or Florida. “Look, I have contractual obligations, I can’t leave here. My kids are in school. And there are about over 100 people who that rely on me. People who have kids and mortgages and homes. I can’t selfishly pack up and leave. But my wife and I discussed last night Dana that we are going to leave. I wouldn’t pay a 10% state tax in Florida or Texas. I would save...
  • TX:Man shoots home intruder

    01/21/2014 7:50:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ktrh.com ^ | 12 January, 2014 | NA
    The homeowner told police he woke up when he heard a window smash in his home on Dennis and Sampson. Investigators said the homeowner then grabbed his gun and shot a man who was breaking in through the front door window. The robber was hit in the abdomen.
  • TX:Open Carry Rally in Beaumont

    01/20/2014 6:40:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Texans continue to march in support of second amendment rights.   After Derek Poe was arrested for disorderly conduct while carrying a rifle slung over his back with the muzzle down, to his firearms related shop in the Parkdale mall a month ago, supporters organized an open carry march for Beaumont, Texas.  From 12newsnow.com: BEAUMONT - Marching along Dowlen Road in Beaumont Saturday with rifles slung on their backs and signs in the air, dozens of Southeast Texans exercised their right to openly carry long arms.  It is a right they feel is being attacked. "The United States Constitution...
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • 41 Years of Roe v Wade (video)

    01/17/2014 8:25:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01.16.2014 | Texas Alliance for Life
    41 Years of Roe v Wade
  • Texas Mall that Banned Guns over Open Carry Losing Business

    01/14/2014 10:56:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Israel, no one complains about the open carry of rifles Parksdale mall in Beaumont, Texas banned guns from their establishment after one of their renters open carried a rifle slung over his back to his firearms business in the mall, and someone complained.  Police arrested him for "disorderly conduct".  The mall said that they have always been anti-gun, but they never bothered to post the legally required signs before.  There may be a reason for that "lapse". Remote Control Hobbies is the second to leave, after Golden Triangle Tactical, the shop that belongs to Derek Poe, who open...
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Now Has a SWAT Team

    01/11/2014 8:57:42 PM PST · by Altariel · 33 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | January 10, 2014 | Brantley Hargrove
    The man in the photo to the left isn't a Ranger in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He's a Texas game warden, kitted out to check your deer tags or lead a paramilitary, kick-the-door-in assault on your tent. The militarization of every possible law enforcement entity in America is complete: Texas Parks and Wildlife now has a SWAT team. The 25-man unit can deploy anywhere in the state within four hours, TPWD boasts, and is modeled after what military types call a "force multiplier," which basically means that these guys can shoot a bunch of bullets. At what, you ask? In this...
  • TX:Man who carried AR-15 on his back inside mall says charges not warranted

    01/07/2014 6:06:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    12newsnow.com ^ | 3 January, 2014 | Agustin Garfias
    BEAUMONT - A Beaumont store owner charged with disorderly conduct insists he never broke the law and was just exercising his second amendment rights. On Dec. 28, Derek Poe stopped by GameStop in Parkdale Mall before going to the store he owns in the mall, Golden Triangle Tactical. While at GameStop, he was stopped by police officers and the AR-15 that was slung around his back was seized. Poe says he was just exercising his right to open carry a long rifle. Police have charged him with disorderly conduct because he displayed a firearm "In a manner calculated to alarm."...
  • Travis County Texas Holding Saxet Gun Show Hostage (Austin)

    01/07/2014 5:14:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 January, 2014 | Alice Tripp
    Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- Todd Beiter’s Saxet Gun Shows have been held in the Austin area for over 20 years. Beiter’s shows are well-run and well-attended. For the last several years Beiter has contracted with Travis County to use the Exposition Center, on the eastern out-skirts of Austin, and the only suitable facility in the area. Earlier this year, Travis County sought to force Saxet to require NICS checks on all gun sales and transfers including private sales. The majority of the table vendors, more than 90%, have an FFL and use NICS. Uniformed off-duty law enforcement at the doors, provide...
  • Texas Town Braces for Battle With Atheists Over Nativity Scene

    12/14/2011 1:54:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2011 | Maggie Kirkman
    Driving through the tiny rural town of Athens, Texas, and you’d be hard pressed to find something that might catch national attention -- or so it was until about a week ago. An hour and a half outside of Dallas, the Athens town square is dominated by the county courthouse, and this time of year, Christmas decorations are on each corner. But it is the nativity scene across the street from the Taco Bell that has caused controversy. It started with a simple letter. As Jefferson County commissioner Joe Hall tells it, he received the shock of his life when...
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • Wisconsin-based non-profit calls for Athens (Texas) nativity scene to come down

    12/08/2011 8:50:41 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 46 replies
    WFAA Texas News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Craig Civale
    ATHENS, Texas - The signs of Christmas are everywhere in downtown Athens. Lights, trees, and Santa and his reindeer line the streets. But it's the nativity scene on the lawn at the county courthouse that has caused concern. "I just don't understand it, to be honest with you," said Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders. "I'm just confused about it." Sanders says residents haven't complained. The issues were brought up by the Freedom From Religion foundation, a Wisconsin non-profit group who sent a letter to the county this week, calling the display unconstitutional and demanding it come down. "I'm an old...