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megimoo
02-21-2011, 03:56 AM
AUSTIN Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms.

More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate passed a similar bill in 2009 and is expected to do so again. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who sometimes packs a pistol when he jogs, has said he's in favor of the idea.

Texas has become a prime battleground for the issue because of its gun culture and its size, with 38 public universities and more than 500,000 students. It would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7438290.html

fettpett
02-21-2011, 08:03 AM
well first, I think this is more GD than lounge.

second it's about damn time!

Novaheart
02-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Every girl should have one of these.

http://chiggerridge.com/firearms/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Taurus-738TCP-.380-auto-pink.jpg

Wei Wu Wei
02-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Rick Perry owns he takes his gun jogging with him and one time nailed a coyote that tried to attack his dog


AUSTIN, Texas — Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.

Perry said he will carry his .380 Ruger – loaded with hollow-point bullets – when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He'd also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area.

hoplophobe
02-21-2011, 03:09 PM
Let me post the position of the anti-gunners on this issue:
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i443/hoplophobe/oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

Gingersnap
02-21-2011, 03:10 PM
well first, I think this is more GD than lounge.

second it's about damn time!

You're right, due to the political implications.

Surely, responsible gun ownership is just as important as responsible sexual conduct and colleges are all about responsible, and diverse, sexual conduct. ;)

Odysseus
02-21-2011, 05:58 PM
You're right, due to the political implications.

Surely, responsible gun ownership is just as important as responsible sexual conduct and colleges are all about responsible, and diverse, sexual conduct. ;)

It is, and don't call me "Shirley."

Kay
02-21-2011, 06:38 PM
I carried my gun with me on campus both times attending college.
I was a carrier before being a carrier was in vogue so to speak. :cool:
I find Don't Ask Don't Tell works well for more than just one type of packing.

Madisonian
02-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Every girl should have one of these.

http://chiggerridge.com/firearms/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Taurus-738TCP-.380-auto-pink.jpg

Personally, I would recommend a revolver for most "up close and personal" defense situations for a man or woman.
Semi-auto's need 2 hands to rack the action unless you always keep one in the chamber. Also some SA's will stovepipe depending on the ammunition used and while a 380 is not bad (I have a Walther PPK/S) it is still a mouse gun.

My personal favorite is my Charter Arms Bulldog (44 Special)
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/p5vJw1JCPxsBk_SyB2kEGyrMoI2hkDL1tvxmemCJ5yYiUfYlve 4co57J-jNKzO6RNsp4LLdCvB_Mgfhk3Q9UKl6Sn5689WxCIpA2ey1AAv3 AANqow8B10noWaMlNunxcH3X8_Dv-4dkX65mHh3y8C5mT76Hg3vuguw8

Pull trigger, goes boom, makes big hole and smaller than most SA 9mm.

Gingersnap
02-21-2011, 08:59 PM
I'm a revolver fan, myself. Although semi-autos are much more fun at the range, revolvers are a girl's best friend. My carry weapon is a revolver and I have full confidence in both of us. ;)

Madisonian
02-21-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm a revolver fan, myself. Although semi-autos are much more fun at the range, revolvers are a girl's best friend. My carry weapon is a revolver and I have full confidence in both of us. ;)

If you think you only have time for 1 shot, revolvers can't be beat.
Is there a round chambered? Is the safety on?
Pull trigger, click on a semi-auto is not something one wants to hear in an emergency.
On a revolver, even if you keep the hammer down on an empty cylinder (old time safety precaution), one pull puts you right where you want to be.
And with my Bulldog, even if I miss with the round 1, being a short barreled 44, it is deafeningly loud, so all but the most determined zombie is not going to stick around for round 2.

Kay
02-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Personally, I would recommend a revolver for most "up close and personal" defense situations for a man or woman.


I'm a revolver fan, myself. Although semi-autos are much more fun at the range, revolvers are a girl's best friend. My carry weapon is a revolver and I have full confidence in both of us. ;)

Ditto. I carry revolvers.

Chuck58
02-21-2011, 11:52 PM
This is what I carry. The H&K P7. Can't be beat for reliability or speed of getting into action.



http://world.guns.ru/userfiles/_thumbs/Images/handguns/germany/hg52/1287726040.jpg

Novaheart
02-22-2011, 12:03 AM
my little friend

http://lex-unlimited.com/images/misc/ruger_lcp/Ruger_LCP008.jpg

fettpett
02-22-2011, 12:07 AM
This is my 9mm, Bursa Thunder UC
http://s1.postimage.org/69mz3d4ly/4682_1175123341932_1343539940_30491642_5642666_n.j pg (http://www.postimage.org/)
upload image (http://www.postimage.org/)

Chuck58
02-22-2011, 12:15 AM
my little friend

http://lex-unlimited.com/images/misc/ruger_lcp/Ruger_LCP008.jpg


How do you like that Ruger? I was looking at one last week. I haven't found anyone who has one. Rugers are all built like tanks, so durability isn't a question. How is reliability, accuracy, things like that?

Novaheart
02-22-2011, 01:08 AM
How do you like that Ruger? I was looking at one last week. I haven't found anyone who has one. Rugers are all built like tanks, so durability isn't a question. How is reliability, accuracy, things like that?

It's solid and handsome. I have taken it to the range three times.

On Day One I shot 50 rounds of premium US maker ammo with no problems. I then started shooting some Russian ammo, and it jammed on the third bullet. I cleared the jam, and it fired the rest of the ammo, including the bullet that jammed. I then shot another box of quality brass with no problems. On my next two visits to the range I only used American ammo and had no problems.

Another guy at the gun club said, "I love that gun, it's no fun to shoot but it's reliable as hell and perfect for carry." That pretty much sums it up. The only fun in shooting it, is mastering it for target shooting when that's not really what it's for.

Aside- the Ruger MK II is a joy for target shooting. They have them at the club and it makes my 22 revolver feel like a washbucket in a boat race.

I can carry the lcp in the pocket of my sweatpants without even needing a holster. Which is what I bought it for. The guy at the gun club was playing with it and dropped it with no damage.

$299 plus tax.

The lc9 looks interesting too.

Novaheart
02-22-2011, 01:15 AM
This is my 9mm, Bursa Thunder UC


Very serious looking weapon.

Rockntractor
02-22-2011, 01:17 AM
My friends the Smiths
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1582.jpg

fettpett
02-22-2011, 10:11 AM
Very serious looking weapon.

yeah, it's a nice carry gun, I don't have my CCW yet so I don't have it on me, but it works well with my hand and should carry well. My buddy, that recommended it too me, his girlfriend has the .380 version and she carries it in her purse with no problems. I wanted something with a little more kick than the .380. As long as the clip is in it fits my hand well.

about $400 brand new. down side is finding more clips for it. I do need to get out and practice more with it though.

megimoo
02-22-2011, 10:19 AM
If you think you only have time for 1 shot, revolvers can't be beat.
Is there a round chambered? Is the safety on?
Pull trigger, click on a semi-auto is not something one wants to hear in an emergency.
On a revolver, even if you keep the hammer down on an empty cylinder (old time safety precaution), one pull puts you right where you want to be.
And with my Bulldog, even if I miss with the round 1, being a short barreled 44, it is deafeningly loud, so all but the most determined zombie is not going to stick around for round 2.The bulldog will blow a hole through a critter that you can see through ,especially if you use Glaser Safety Slug !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaser_Safety_Slug