“We live out in the country in Texas, near Temple,” he told me. “My son and I were on a ten-mile hike so that he could earn his hiking merit badge – it’s the last badge he needs to become an Eagle Scout.” But half way into the hike, Grisham said, “a police officer pulled up.” Initially, he was “cordial” and he “asked what we were doing.” Grisham told him. “Then he looked at my rifle. I carry a rifle any time I walk around because there are feral hogs and cougars and things like that.”

From here, things took a turn for the worse.

“We’re exempt from the law” is not a phrase you want to hear from law enforcement in a constitutional republic.
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I suggest that this creates a Catch-22: If you comply, you’re giving up your rights; if you don’t, you’ll be punished. He agrees.



  1. Ken says:

    Seems the real danger in Temple is from the becostumed, state-paid wild pigs. Given that they tend to run in very large gangs, it’s best just to do what they tell you to do.

  2. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    This thread actually demonstrates a valuable and serious “issue” when considering societal questions: Questions in a Vacuum, then real world applications?

    The gun controversy fits well into the layering of issues. I think too many “gun nuts” or gun advocates do so in a vacuum. They only think about guns through their OWN experience AND all too often with an assumption that everyone else will be acting within the law, or reasonably, or as they would do?

    then you have the real world experience. A veteran with his own PTSD issues out in public with a gun and wanting to be a Champion of his Constitutional Rights.

    forms quite a pig sty since all cops are not constitutional guardians and have their own psychological issues.

    So–yeah, first consideration is your own emotions/history/druthers—but can you move your thinking along to the rest of society you actually live in? And there in lies the rub===getting your best thinking from OUTSIDE yourself. Only way to do that is with studies, statistics, reports, etc.

    things change with density too. What works in the wilderness does not work in the city. Rules won’t work in the city if too many exceptions are made for the wilderness: everything IS connected.

    flowers -not- weeds.

  3. Cp says:

    The individual in this video is wrong, the concealed handgun laws clearly state that a peace officer can disarm a permit holder. I also recall being told during the class that if you are armed, you are required to present your drivers license and concealed carry permit immediately when approached by a law enforcement officer if you are armed, which he did not do until asked.

    http://txdps.state.tx.us/internetforms/forms/chl-16.pdf