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  • No Gun Signs in Dallas Texas

    04/30/2016 2:14:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been staying in the Dallas, Texas, metro area for 10 days now.  I have seen very few 30.06 signs or 30.07 signs. They are good sized signs and take up a considerable amount of space, so they are hard to miss, which is part of the legislative intent. I have noticed them in three places.  The sign pictured above is at the entrance to a Dallas pediatric center.  I was assisting my daughter in taking her son there for a checkup.  As she also has a 20 day old infant, an extra hand was appreciated.  The weather...
  • Running with a Gun in Dallas

    04/29/2016 4:50:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal open carry of modern handguns was partially restored to Texans on January 1st, 2016.  I was visiting Texas at the time and open carried a bit, but the cool weather in January made concealed carry more practical.  I returned to Dallas in April, to visit family and a new grandchild.This morning, on my aerobic exercise run, I was running west on Rosemeade Parkway.  A black and white police SUV approached on the other side of the boulevard, but did not slow down, and continued on its way without any sign of interest in me.  It was very near...
  • The Freedom Choking Smog of Colorado’s Primary Scandal

    04/16/2016 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 16, 2016 | Randall Stevens
    Imagine, if you will, that your house is on fire. The conflagration has spread from the kitchen downstairs to engulf the hallway outside your bedroom upstairs. So you remain in your room, with a window open and a damp cloth over your mouth, under your bed. As you lay there terrified, eyes and throat burning from noxious fumes, a fireman bursts through the door. He sees you under the bed, a look of frenzied hope in your eyes that help has finally arrived. The fireman walks over to the window, shuts it, and then exits the room closing the door...
  • Cruz Sex Scandal Story Just the Latest Bombshell (Possible Explanation for $500k Fiorina Donation?)

    03/25/2016 4:16:19 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 113 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/25/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Last July, a Cruz-affiliated super PAC donated $500,000 to Fiorina's campaign, without explanation -- a highly unusual move that is being reexamined in light of the Enquirer's report about Cruz's indiscretions. And Fiorina made a highly publicized last-minute endorsement of Cruz in the final days before the Florida primary, helping him come in a respectable second to Trump and keeping his White House hopes alive.
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/24/2016 10:12:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/21/2016 3:34:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • TX: Home Invasion Stopped with Gunfire by Former Marine; no Story

    04/14/2016 8:30:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the advantages of Open Carry is that it is a good excuse for social interaction.  I was in the local Dallas Wal-Mart, taking pictures of .22 ammuntion for sale, while another customer was waiting for the cabinet to be unlocked.  I asked him to take my picture.  On the shelf lined up with my chin, there are 31 50 round boxes of CCI standard velocity, for $3.47 each. My new photographer casually mentioned that he was there to buy .38 special ammunition, because he had to repel a home invasion the previous night. I asked if he...
  • TX: Open Carry Exercise in Dallas

    04/11/2016 4:53:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of modern handguns has been legal for most carry permit holders in Texas for a few months now.  I was able to open carry during my visit in January. During cold weather, opportunities were limited. With a new grandchild to see, I looked forward to Texas exercise without having to conceal my personal defensive firearm.  I open carried from Arizona to Dallas in Texas.  Interactions on the road were minimal. In Van Horn, Texas, I was able to grab the last motel room in town, just about midnight.  I was carrying in an older, Israeli Fobus holser,...
  • Ted Cruz’s moment to shine

    04/01/2016 4:48:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1,2016 | Johnathan Easley
    Ted Cruz is having a moment to shine. The Texas senator has become the favorite to win Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin, which would be huge for his presidential campaign.
  • That National Enquirer Ted Cruz "bombshell" confirmed a huge nothingburger

    03/24/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 629 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/24/2016 | Some guy who took a picture
    Link goes directly to picture of the article that's good enough to read. FULL Disclosure: I'm not a Cruz supporter, but I hate this kind of sleaze and I'm hoping that we can put this to rest before it gets submitted 500 times. The entire article is based off of the threat from a hoax "Anonymous" account on Twitter, which later turned out to be a RickRoll (all related tweets have since been deleted). I am pretty sure the "details" are actually lifted from replies to the original tweet, LOL. Since they're deleted, I can't be sure. Point being, it...
  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness —and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowa’s Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • As Trump takes stage at AIPAC, Jewish Americans should watch closely

    03/20/2016 10:12:23 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 20, 2016 | ARNOLD M. EISEN, JULIE SCHOENFELD, STEVEN C. WERNICK
    Today we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates — Donald Trump among them — will take the stage to address pro-Israel advocates from across the country. So what makes this year different from all other years? This year, we’ve seen politics turn ugly. Hateful rhetoric cascades through the airwaves, inciting violence and bigotry. The unprecedented tone of the election cycle should give us pause. The Jewish people knows all too well the horrors of individuals using hate as a political...
  • Riot breaks out at Alabama prison

    03/12/2016 2:20:59 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-12-2016
    A riot broke out at a prison in southern Alabama, authorities said on Saturday, and a local news website said inmates had set fires and overturned beds. An unidentified dispatcher with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirmed the disturbance at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Mobile, but declined to give details about the situation. It was unclear what caused the riot and whether there were any casualties. "We are not taking any calls," said a woman who answered the phone at the prison. She then hung up. News website Al.com posted photos...
  • What's Wrong With US?

    03/07/2016 2:47:10 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/687.pdf ^ | March 7, 2016 | LurkedLongEnough Innumerable Sources Unmoderated International
    Most people want to know: Have I turned into a "Jesus nut" after leaving Connecticut for Texas five years ago? Not really - but I have some keener observations about US culture, sharpened by living in Texas. Skip the rest if you don't have an open mind. Most of the comments on this forum about refugees going home out of disgust with the West are amusing, esp from my perspective of being an American with a college education, successful career & loving, stable family. All of these things are granted by God through his means and a lifetime of hard...
  • Texas governor Abbott once chased Trump University from Lone Star State

    02/26/2016 7:43:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    AMI Newswire ^ | February 25, 2016 | Eddie Curran
    Real estate might not be Donald Trump's strong suit in the Texas primary: Six years ago, the state's Republican attorney general forced his Trump University to pack up and leave. Trump's embattled property seminar program made an embarrassing retreat when then-Attorney General Greg Abbott, now the state's governor, began investigating it for possible "deceptive trade practices." That's a challenge as Trump now hopes to win the Lone Star State's Super Tuesday Republican primary. State polls show Trump and Texas' junior U.S. senator, Ted Cruz, battling for an edge in the March 1 vote. Real Clear Politics' average of polls shows...
  • New poll finds Cruz retains huge lead over Trump in Texas

    02/24/2016 12:02:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Ted Cruz has a wide lead over Donald Trump in Texas ahead of his home state's GOP presidential primary on Super Tuesday, according to a new poll. Cruz commands a 15-point edge over Trump in the Houston Public Media/University of Houston survey released Wednesday. That's in contrast to a separate survey released Wednesday, which showed Trump trailing Cruz by 1 point. Cruz topped the billionaire 29 percent to 28 percent in the Emerson College poll released earlier that morning. The Real Clear Politics average of Texas polls shows Cruz about 5 points ahead in the Lonestar State. About 35 percent...
  • Raytheon, Italy's Finmeccanica Unveil Proposal for T-X Trainer

    02/23/2016 10:16:40 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN Online ^ | February 23, 2016 | Bill Carey
    Raytheon threw its hat in the ring for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X jet trainer replacement program by announcing a partnership with Italy’s Finmeccanica group to offer a variant of the twin-engine Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master for the requirement. Finmeccanica had previously signed a letter of intent with General Dynamics to offer the variant, designated the T-100. At a February 22 press conference in Washington, D.C., Raytheon introduced a T-X industry team that includes Finmeccanica, engine manufacturer Honeywell and training system provider CAE. They will likely compete against three other teams. Earlier this month, Lockheed Martin confirmed that it will...
  • Texas Take: Jeb Bush Suspends Presidential Campaign

    02/21/2016 1:56:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 21, 2016 | Abby Livingston with Jolie McCullough
    ".....But even Texas loomed over his ambitions, and a dismal finish here could have hurt his son, state Land Commissioner George P. Bush. There was a very real possibility that the elder Bush could have finished a distant fifth place here, dinging a once-dominant family brand in the state. There was no indication that his home state would deliver him many delegates on March 1, if any at all, as Texas Republicans head to the polls during early voting. Most Texas operatives interviewed for this story agreed that recent internal polling among campaigns up and down the ballot showed Cruz...
  • Cruz: Trump wrote checks to Dems who fought conservatives 'tooth and nail'

    02/17/2016 9:52:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    Conservatives for Ted Cruz ^ | February 16, 2016
    Ted Cruz began his Monday with a somewhat contentious interview on Fox & Friends. Contentious because at least two of the three co-hosts are Trump supporters. Which two? Watch the body language in the right hand frame at the 7:25 mark, when Sen. Cruz points that Trump has given money to Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid: ...
  • Mary Matalin and James Carville visit Orange, say Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President

    02/17/2016 7:01:05 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 71 replies
    12 News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Angel San Juan
    ... Both Carville and Matalin predict Ted Cruz will get the Republican nomination for President. But they disagree on who the Democratic nominee will be...
  • Detectives question lack of autopsy in Scalia death

    02/16/2016 5:53:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 208 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/15/16 | Jamie Schram and Bob Fredericks
    Veteran homicide investigators in New York and Washington, DC, on Monday questioned the way local and federal authorities in Texas handled the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. "It's not unreasonable to ask for an autopsy in this case, particularly knowing who he is," retired Brooklyn homicide Detective Patricia Tufo told The Post. "He's not at home. There are no witnesses to his death, and there was no reported explanation for why a pillow is over his head," Tufo said. "So I think under the circumstances it's not unreasonable to request an autopsy. Despite the fact that he has...
  • TX: Brooks' Place BBQ Offers Discount for Open Carry

    02/12/2016 6:04:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The award winning Texas BBQ place in Houston, Brooks Place, LLC, offered a 25% discount for open carriers on the first effective day of open carry reform.Brooks says that it is "not a political thing".  I suspect he is right.  It is a business thing.  After the initial surge, the discount was reduced to 10%.  From yourhoustonnews.com: There is a place where Houstonians can get BBQ at a discount simply for exercising their right to openly carry their gun. The BBQ trailer located in the parking lot with ACE Hardware and Kroger on FM 529 is owned and operated...
  • Mounted Shooting: Horsemanship is King

    02/11/2016 4:29:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was in Texas this past December, I attended a mounted shooting competition about 50 miles from Fort Worth.  The competition was organized by Texas Smoking Guns. I had not attended one before.  The event was held at Salt Creek Arena and Stables, on FM 51, just south of Boyd, Texas.Several things are different about Mounted Shooting compared to more conventional shooting competitions.  The most obvious is that they do not use conventional ammunition.  They use blanks.  Special blanks, that are not provided by the shooters, but are issued to them by the organization holding the meet. This...
  • TX: Houston Video Shows Disarm of Robbery Suspect

    02/09/2016 10:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from click2houston.com In the video, you see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim.  It is just the opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt a disarm.  The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect.  Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com: The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men...
  • TX: Benbrook Police Chief opts for Controversial 30.06, 30.07 Signs

    02/09/2016 4:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2016, on the first day of the restoration of some open carry rights in Texas, I stood in front of the Benbrook Police Station, looking at the recently placed 30.06 and 30.07 signs. I noticed that the signs were not of the required dimensions, so they are likely not enforceable in a court of law.  But police, like fire in the quote attributed to President Washington,  (employed in various forms since the 1500's) are "dangerous servants and a fearful master".  I tread lightly around police, just as I do around high explosives or high powered machinery. ...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • TX: Bookstore Offers Discount for Open Carriers

    02/04/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Brave New Books Brave New Books, a book store in Austin, Texas has welcomed open carriers and held a symposium on open carry on January 30th, 2016.  The store is said to be the only book store in Austin that has not banned open carry from their store. From kvue.com: AUSTIN -- Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The store is also hosting an open-carry symposium on Jan. 30 to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. Brave New Books is doing more than simply not...
  • Is This a Fair Question? Did Donald Trump Denounce the Fort Hood Shootings?

    01/25/2016 6:04:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Vanity
    Rick Perry just endorsed Ted Cruz and I posted that news in a thread this morning. It's gotten over 100 comments. On it I posted Rick Perry's comment in defense of Ted Cruz about the "New York Values" dust-up [Comment #84 at the link above]. [Rick Perry: "...."Mr. Trump took umbrage by Ted Cruz talking about New York values, and, you know, became very serious about - as we all were - what happened on September the 11th of 2001," he said. "We were all New Yorkers that day - don't get confused with that, but you know, I would...
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...
  • A Good Juror Candidate in Garland, Texas

    01/22/2016 7:15:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was an unusual shooting in Garland, Texas on 15 January, 2016 .  It involved an old girl friend, a home security system, and a warning phone call.  It seems the homeowner and the person he shot knew each other.  The person had been told to leave the property an hour earlier.  Then the homeowner received a phone call from the person's ex girlfriend, that he was returning, and was a threat. From cbslocal.com: Tampered home surveillance equipment is the first sign that this was not an ordinary crime. Police say that and a warning phone call is what...
  • ICYMI: Planned Parenthood Said It Was "Disrespectful" Paul Ryan Invited Nuns to SOTU

    01/18/2016 1:22:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some of House Speaker Paul Ryan's guests for the State of the Union address were sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. The order is suing the federal government over the HHS Mandate, because the sisters do not want to provide contraception to their employees via their insurance plans. (The group does not qualify as a "religious employer" because they employ and serve people of all faiths.) Naturally, Planned Parenthood took offense to this. Never missing an opportunity, @SteveKingIA & @SpeakerRyan used tonight's #SOTU address to send an...
  • Dallas struggles to overcome segregated legacy

    01/02/2016 5:09:49 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1/2/16 | Neena Satija
    DALLAS - By most accounts, census tract 166.05 is not a particularly desirable place to live. Tucked between two major highways in southwest Dallas, the neighborhood is characterized by clusters of ramshackle, one-story houses, huge swaths of vacant land and big warehouses and storage centers. More than 40 percent of people living in the census tract have incomes below the poverty level, a proportion that more than doubled since 2000, according to U.S. Census data. Crime rates and levels of slum and blight are also high, according to the Dallas-based housing advocacy group the Inclusive Communities Project. Such placement "perpetuates...
  • TX: "Gun Free" Wall of Text Required to Disarm Patrons

    01/01/2016 3:56:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When Texas passed the shall issue concealed carry law in 1995, part of the deal concerned how people would be notified that a business did not allow concealed carry on the premises.  A compromise was worked out that an entity that chose not to allow concealed carry on its premises was required to post a sign on all entrances, clearly showing people entering, that concealed carry was not allowed.  The sign had to be large and highly visible, in both English and Spanish.  The letters had to be at least one inch tall.   An example of the "30.06" sign...
  • Bernie Sanders says he’d use executive orders to spur immigration reform

    12/27/2015 6:33:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 12/26/2015 | Manny Ramos
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders told an invite-only group of Latino activists and politicians Wednesday night that he plans to use executive orders as a means of bypassing Congress to guarantee a path to legalization for millions of undocumented immigrants. Sanders spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Village Leadership Academy near the UIC campus, flanked on stage by progressive activists such as Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, academic Cornel West, and Ben and Jerry's cofounder Ben Cohen. But hours before Sanders reached the stage, he met with community members at Little Village's El Pollo Feliz restaurant. Sanders first spoke...
  • Father brings gun to hospital to buy time for his ‘brain dead’ son

    12/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    fox13now ^ | 21 December, 2015 | na
    HOUSTON — A Texas father has been released from jail after police say he brought a gun to a hospital to stop the staff from taking his son off of life support. George Pickering II’s son was declared "brain-dead" after he suffered a massive stroke in January. The hospital ordered a "terminal wean" which is a process that slowly ends a person’s life by removing life support. The staff had even notified an organ donation organization that Pickering’s son was a donor. Pickering, however, wasn’t ready to let go — now, his son, George Pickering III, is still alive and...
  • Full Shelves of .22 at Wal-Mart in Dallas

    12/12/2015 5:47:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I just got back from the North Dallas Wal-Mart just off the George W. Bush freeway and Marsh rd, consistently had 5 cent .22 ammunition when I visited my Daughter in October.  When I checked on 29 November, there were five boxes of Winchester copper-plated .22 LR, 333 round boxes for $14.97.  That translates to 4.5 cents a cartridge.   I suspected that it was a fluke.Today, at 11:30 on 11 December, I checked again.  This time the shelves were full of .22 at Wal-Mart, including quite a few bulk packs.  The Remington ammo today was 4.9 cents a round;...
  • Sighted in WalMart: 4.5 Cents per Round .22 Ammunition

    12/02/2015 6:53:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A WalMart in North Dallas, Texas, just off the George W. Bush freeway and Marsh rd, consistently had 5 cent .22 ammunition when I visited my Daughter in October.  When I checked in late November, there wasn’t any more on the shelves.  I was disappointed, and believed that the .22 bubble was re-inflating.  I was gone for a couple of days, but checked out the display again on 29 November.In October, a WalMart employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told me that the same people came in when .22 bulk packs were available and bought them all up.  They...
  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • Wife of jogger slain by football player commits suicide: police

    10/26/2015 5:59:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas — The wife of a jogger who was slashed to death on a popular Dallas hiking trial this month has died of an apparent suicide, police said on Monday, nearly two weeks after the killing in which a former Texas A&M football player has been charged.
  • 603 Alliance Caucus Cruz, Carson and Fiorina 1-2-3 Trump falters Bush & Co shut out

    10/17/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | October 17th, 2015 | Datechguy
    The 603 alliance had their caucus today at the Hopkinton State Fair grounds in Contoocook NH. The idea was to get conservatives in NH to unite behind a single candidate via a caucus. Ted Cruz has won, Ben Carson came in 2nd Carly Fiorina 3rd. Donald Trump failed to make the first cut not managing 25 votes, Jeb bush didn’t manage a single vote. Under the rules if the winner of the 603 alliance caucus drops out of the presidential race the people pledge to support the 2nd place finisher and so forth. Expect updates Update 1 I arrived at...
  • Prostitution bust nets 4 arrests in Montgomery County

    10/17/2015 3:39:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ABC 13 ^ | Friday, October 16, 2015 03:11PM | KTRK-TV Houston ABC 13
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Some residents in north Harris County complained about rampant prostitution, and county deputies responded with an undercover sting. Four people were caught either trying to sell or buy sex along North Vista Drive. The county precinct one constable's office identified them as 22-year-old Louis Burrel, 28-year-old Diamon Keishaa Johnson, 24-year-old Jamoya Perry and 28-year-old Mattias Frazier.
  • TX:.22 Ammunition in WalMart, 5 Cents a Round

    10/06/2015 9:50:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the .22 bubble finally bursting? I have, with many others, been watching WalMart for .22 ammunition. It is a good indicator that demand may be saturating, and prices dropping. For two years, the availability of .22 long rifle ammunition in WalMart stores has been very spotty. They have had a “3 boxes per customer limit” for most of that period. When .22 ammunition comes in, it is snapped up by the first few customers; then the shelves are bare until the next shipment, which usually happens a week or more later. On September 30th, in a Dallas WalMart near...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Husband and wife arrested and charged with murder of off-duty Texan police officer Don Allen

    09/07/2015 9:10:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 4, 2015
    <p>A husband and wife have been charged with the murder of Texas cop Don Allen, authorities have announced.</p> <p>Abilene Police Officer Allen, 27, was found dead Monday night inside his home in circumstances described as “clearly suspicious.”</p> <p>Now police have arrested and charged Phillip Walter, 29, and Violetta Walter, 30, for the murder of the off-duty officer.</p>
  • Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!”

    09/01/2015 8:45:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!” This is your typical warm and fuzzy story about refugees ‘melting’ into America. In fact it is one of those stories that drives me to tell you about the welfare moochers, murderers, rapists and terrorists in the refugee stream—you know to give balance to the news! I’m skipping all the heartwarming information about one refugee’s successful resettlement in Houston, described as in the top four places in the world for refugee resettlement, to get to the bit of information I found revealing. The US State Department does not choose which...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Birthright Citizenship Is ‘Bizarre’

    08/20/2015 6:17:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    On NewsMax TV’s “Prime” earlier this week, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, which has been raised in recent days over Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his immigration policy that questions the citizenship of those born in the United States from parents here illegally. Dershowitz said although it was technically constitutional for those born here not of U.S. citizens to be considered citizens, it defied logic but was unlikely to change in the short-term.
  • Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge

    08/13/2015 10:10:05 AM PDT · by jpsb · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Census
    A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
  • TX: AK-47 clone used to defend Home and Family

    08/12/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The 3300 block of Cheaney Dr only has 7 homes on it. On 16 July of this year, at about 4 a.m., a man used an sport utility rifle to defend his family against a criminal crew.  The rifle was an AK-47 type of unknown model and manufacture.  The homeowner and family man who protected his castle remains unidentified. From khou.com: "They tried to break into my son's window. They managed to get one lock undone, so I come out the house," he said, asking that his identity be kept secret. He said his son, wife and newborn were...