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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by G36-UK, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. G36-UK

    G36-UK Member

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    Right, I've been talking about American firearms laws with a friend of mine. He's kind of a stoner, and I've been trying to give him the facts, or at least what I know.

    Now, he's told me something I'm not sure if it's true or not. I'd like someone here to confirm, deny or clarify his statement.

    In Texas, is it really mandatory to have a gun in your house?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kel

    kel Member

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    Short answer

    No
    Long answer,
    Still no.

    There is a remote possibility some strange town has an ordinance (sp?) requiring every household to be armed or some such, but it is not enforced.
     
  3. Pilgrim

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    You might want to find a different authority for information of firearms laws in the United States.

    Pilgrim
     
  4. halfgone

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    sure is cow-poke, sure is.

    ya see, what they gots in ther' Texas is the Gun Police... if ya's don't have a gun, then you get arrested. It's really the only way to be safe.

    It all started back in the 60's when the hippies moved in. They started their protestin' 'cause they wanted to be safer. They didn't think enough people owned guns. well as they got older, they began to get in control, and all of a sudden changed the constitution of Texas to REQUIRE ever household to excerces their RKBA. It was and still is the biggest rights violation in America.

    Such a shame.

    Edited to say...

    BTW, this was all in good fun... and no offence should be inferred for none was implied.
     
  5. Dorian

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    lol.... *** ,m8? :p
     
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    GEUDA SPRINGS, Kansas (AP) -- This tiny south-central Kansas community has passed an ordinance requiring most households to have guns and ammunition. http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/11/23/offbeat.gun.mandate.ap/

    Kennesaw, Georgia and Bowerbank, Maine also have/had ordinances that require most homeowners to have firearms to protect themselves and their property. Kennesaw has been called America's safest city because of its very low crime rate.
     
  7. Taurus 66

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    Maybe good for non-felons and those who appreciate guns, but how can the state of Texas tell a felon to arm him or herself with a gun? What if the homeowner, or entire family for that matter, is hoplophobic? ..... Though that would be the smartest dumb law of all time.
     
  8. jsalcedo

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    Like mentioned earlier there are communities that require households have at least one firearm.

    However, they do not force conscientious objectors. Insane, felons
    and others not allowed by federal or stare law are also exempted.
     
  9. El Tejon

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    G36, mandatory firearms ownership was common in colonial times where firearms ownership was as it was in England, a duty. In Massachusetts and Virginia immigrants would bring their weapons to church for inspection by deacons, church elders, etc.

    Modern firearms ownership laws are a political response to the anti-civil rights movement. Such laws are usually unenforced town or village ordinances (fines only).

    Texas is a large state that gets much media coverage because of the horse operas from the 1950s. Even though Texas has much more restrictive laws than many states, its media image is such that many believe that you can strap on a hawglaig and mosey on down the dusty streets in elf boots (just like television!:D). Texan gun controls started as slave/Mexican control prior to 1865 and then became Jim Crow laws as free Blacks started to be able to afford firearms as Reconstruction started to end in the election deal of 1877.

    There is no such statute.
     
  10. entropy

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    IIRC, Kennesaw, GA, enacted such an ordinance in reply to Morton Grove, IL, 's ban on handguns. I don't know if it's still in effect or not.

    As for Texas, there are some out-of-the-way towns that wouldn't need to pass such an ordinance, it's just the way it is. :D
     
  11. tegemu

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    What's a "Stoner"?
     
  12. Biker

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    Can't say for sure, but I'm guessing that he has a bong in one hand and an Oreo in the other.
    ;)
    Biker
     
  13. LaEscopeta

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    Two varieties:

    1. Stoner, Eugene: Firearm designer, most famous for his work on the original AR-15, while he worked for the Armalite division of Fairchild. The AR-15 was adopted by the US. Military as the M-16.

    2. Stoner…eerr, what was the question? Oh wow, did someone say something?
     
  14. El Tejon

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    Or, maybe Stoner is a shortened form of "Stonecutter": those who work in the quarries of Southern Indiana?:confused:
     
  15. CentralTexas

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    C'mon you know!

    Like in the Bible, if you ate shellfish or played Nintendo on the Sabbath, they come in a large group and "stone" you to death, hence "stoners".:rolleyes:
    CT
     
  16. hillbilly

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    Oh wow, man.........

    You mean there are like cats out there who don't know what a "stoner" is?

    Wow..................

    Oh man.............like how can you not know what a stoner is, dude?

    :p


    Of course, "stoners" have largely been replaced by tweakers and meth heads and powder heads who aren't nearly as laid back as stoners.

    Drugs that keep you awake for 17 days and nights in a row tend to not mellow you out very well...........

    hillbilly
     
  17. Henry Bowman

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    I hesitate to dispute a Hoosier on this point, but I think they are called "cutters." I saw the movie.;)
     
  18. TallPine

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    In Montana we don't need a law like that ;)

    Sarah Brady would have a heart attack just walking inside the average rural home in Montana. :D
     
  19. TexasRifleman

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    Maybe not mandatory by statute, but mandatory to be considered a "proper" Texan :evil:
     
  20. walking arsenal

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    Georgia has a law that requires that.

    Somthing to the effect of "every house hould must have at least one firearm unless it against their religion" I read that recently, forget were.
     
  21. El Tejon

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    A town in Georgia does have an ordinance, that does not make it state law.

    Henry, great movie, huh? You can see my uncle's barn in it.:D (When he is racing the semi hauling the Italian team's gear on State Road 37).
     
  22. TheEgg

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    Of course there is no such law.

    All Texans know you have to have guns, we don't need any stupid laws like that.

    Although with all the GDY's moving in, maybe we should think about passing one.

    ;)
     
  23. ball3006

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    No, but

    it is highly advisable. It is also advisable to get a concealed carry license too........otherwise, how are you going to protect yourself? chris3
     
  24. Justin

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    Someone who regularly indulges in regulating a little bit of "interstate commerce."
     
  25. grimlock

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    I live in Kennesaw, GA. There is a local ordnance requiring every head-of-household to have a firearm and ammunition, but it is not enforced. It was enacted as a protest during a period of high anti-gun legislation.

    Even though it's not enforced, lots of people know about it, and we have very, very little violent crime. :D
     
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