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Texas Poised To Become The 21st Constitutional Carry State

Gun rights advocates have scored a big win in Texas, while the gun prohibition lobby is singing the blues…

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The term constitutional carry, also called permitless carry, unrestricted carry, refers to legally being allowed to carry a handgun, either openly or concealed, without a carry license or permit.

Gun rights advocates have scored a big win in Texas, while the gun prohibition lobby is singing the blues now that lawmakers in Austin have approved legislation that will remove the permit requirement for carrying sidearms in the Lone Star State

According to CBS News, gun control groups opposed the measure and pointed to mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart, a school outside of Houston, and the attack at a church in Sutherland Springs a few years ago. The shooting in El Paso was committed with a rifle, which may already be legally carried without a license. The Sutherland Springs shooting was also committed with a rifle. The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Houston was committed by a 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and handgun, but he was underage to be carrying a firearm.

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CBS estimated there are more than 1.6 million active concealed carry licenses in Texas.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to sign the legislation which will make Texas the twenty-first Constitutional carry state, joining Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa (effective July 1, 2021), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (effective July 1, 2021), Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming

While anti-gunners opposed the bill, pro-rights organizations threw their weight behind it. They contended “Constitutional carry” will allow even more Texas citizens to defend themselves from violent crime.

Some in law enforcement also opposed the measure, saying it will make their jobs tougher and endanger police and the public.

Whether either side is correct will have to be determined when statistics are compared somewhere over the horizon. There may be some suspicion anti-gunners don’t want this legislation to prove itself effective, while on the other side of the issue, proponents may have to defend permitless carry in the event this bill opens the door to more gun-related tragedies.

But a glance at New Jersey might provide some contrast. Over the weekend, a party in Fairfield Township ended with a mass shooting in which two people were killed and a dozen more wounded.

According to NJ.com, “One person has been arrested so far and charged with several gun violations, including unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a large-capacity magazine, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.”

That revelation suggests New Jersey’s strict gun control laws did not prevent the tragedy. So, which environment may be safer, a state with tough gun laws criminals do not obey, or a state in which carrying sidearms does not require a permit, thus allowing more people to carry for their own protection in the event some criminal or crazy person opens fire?

Much of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line

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McAfee Dead in Prison After Repeatedly Declaring He Would Not Kill Himself

Social media users were quick to remind the world of McAfee’s own words.

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John McAfee is a computing legend, having pioneered the way in which systems and networks protect themselves from viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other assorted evils of this internet age. But now he lies dead, having allegedly committed suicide in a Spanish prison cell. Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee died by an apparent suicide in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday evening — hours after reports surfaced that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US, according to local media. The eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition when he was found dead, police sources told the newspaper El Pais. The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death. Authorities aren’t shying away from calling it a suicide already. “Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail. But here is where it gets strange:  McAfee has been utterly insistent and consistent about the fact that he would never, ever take his own life, explicitly telling his followers on social media that, should he ever be found dead of suicide, he was killed. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1316801215083225096?s=20 https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1200864283766251521?s=20 https://twitter.com/truthcrumbs/status/1407788935628079113?s=20 The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Lab Finds Zero Fish DNA After Testing Subway’s Tuna Sandwich

You can “eat fresh” at Subway, but can you eat fish?

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For years we’ve told ourselves that there has to be a better way to do fast food.  Or, at the very least, a healthier way. And so new chains are constantly popping up, while the old staples adapt.  There are salads for sale as places like McDonald’s these days, which is something that kids who grew up in the 80’s might have had a hard time believing would ever occur. In the realm of healthy fast food, there is but one king:  The unbreakable Subway.  Not only did the brand survive having a pedophile as their spokesperson, but they currently operate more physical restaurants in the world than even the aforementioned burger purveyor. But an alarming new study has some wondering if, while they were “eating fresh” with a tuna sub, they were even eating fish. The New York Times published a report Sunday, which revealed that lab tests didn’t find “amplifiable tuna DNA” in Subway’s infamous tuna sandwich. NYT submitted “60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches” from three separate Los Angeles locations for lab analysis in wake of the lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging the sandwich chain was serving customers “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.” The suit claims that independent lab tests showed the company meant to “imitate” tuna’s appearance by blending together these unknown ingredients. The study, commissioned by NYT, failed to not only identify tuna DNA, but the lab couldn’t even determine the origins of the fish in the provided sandwiches. “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species,” the results read. But it’s not all bad news: “There’s two conclusions. One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an…

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