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Re: “Hibernia Irish Tavern

Not at all impressed after three visits. I'm sure the Irish eat something in addition to mashed potatoes, which seem to be served with nearly every entree.

Loud and noisy, so it's not a place to go have a quiet conversation with friends.

Service was less than stellar, both of the last times I was there with a group they lost my order, never got served with anything except the bill. I will not be going back.

Posted by Pscyclepath on 07/20/2011 at 12:07 PM

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Re: “Nashville Waffle House shooter in police custody

Shaw followed the current doctrine for being caught up in an active shooter situation... Flee or hide if you have the opportunity; but if you are cornered, then fight back with anything at hand. The doctrine works... Shaw and most of his friends went home that morning in one piece, and the mayhem from the shooter was cut short. The NRA and boosters keep talking about the "good guy with a gun" for their campaign, but in reality, if the good guy doesn't have a gun, you can fight back with whatever you have, and still win, if you're willing enough to win that deadly fight.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 04/23/2018 at 3:30 PM

Re: “17 dead in Florida high school after ex-student's rampage with AR-15

"As long as I can legally saunter into the AR Legislature House or Senate chamber gallery & all the constitutional officer offices, including A$a!'s, with a bump-stock outfitted AR wearing an ammo vest filled with extra mags."

You won't be able to do that, unless you can conceal that rifle down your britches leg, or under your jacket. Carry on the Capitol grounds and in the Capitol building is governed under the "enhanced" carry rules, and enhanced carry means concealed carry; no one should be able to look at you and determine if you are heeled or not. You're not going to be able to stroll in there with an AR slung over your shoulder and a backpack full of magazines if the local and Capitol fuzz are doing their jobs.

I have completed the enhanced licensing process, and my new card should show up in the mail one of these says sometime soon. They just don't give these little cards to every Tom, Dick, and Sally, and the number of students eligible to carry in the dorms and on campus probably isn't that large. These enhanced folks are some of the most screened citizens that our state regulates, short of our law enforcement officers, and if you don't strictly behave yourself, they're not a bit shy about revoking that license.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pscyclepath on 02/15/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Attorney general says public facilities that serve alcohol can ban guns

Brad messed up, by openly carrying. Enhanced carry means concealed carry under the law. Open carry, even with Act 746, is a very gray area and you always run the risk of upsetting the local citizenry, who may have some phobia about firearms, or simply want to cause a fuss.

The new enhanced permit classes don't start until this week (I take mine this afternoon.) So I doubt Brad has one of the newfangled licenses just yet. And once your get your new card in hand, it's for concealed carry. Open Carry in Arkansas is still one of those fuzzy legal issues, and you run some risks when you do so, depending where you go.

Concealed means concealed, as you should learn in your license class. You have your means of protection, and no one has to get overly upset about it. And yes, under the old and the new laws, property owners have the ability to restrict carrying in their facilities by posting proper signage. If you ignore that signage, then you're in violations of the conditions of your permit, and bad things can happen.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 02/10/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Traveling on freedom's trail; civil rights struggles marketed as a tourism lure

We have a Civil War Heritage Trail here, marked, signed, and written up... and having toured the Delta Blues Trail and similar civil rights sites over in Mississippi and central Alabama, I'm all for a Civil Rights trail here. It wouldn't take a buttload of money to set up, and like it or not, the evils of discrimination are part of our heritage, too... no matter which side you were (or still are) on during the times. I didn't give a whole big deal of thought to some of these things as a youngster, but visiting Montgomery, or Philadelphia and Money, MS, does make you think a little more...

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Posted by Pscyclepath on 01/16/2018 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Governor also sent message on open carry to prosecutors

Just a quick reminder, even though we now have an edict that open carry would be legal, there is still a substantial list of federal and state prohibited places where the carrying of a handgun - opened or concealed - is still prohibited. Some of these you can eventually sidestep by obtaining an enhanced CHCL, but 1) those permits arent available yet, and wont be for awhile, and 2) carry under the enhanced CHCL must be concealed, not openly.

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Posted by Pscyclepath on 12/28/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Campus carry rules approved

There's not much of a way to "prevent" these sorts of events in our society. The primary counter is to stop them, as quickly as possible and with the least possible death or injury. These perverts are out to make a name for themselves in the media as their claim to fame, and at least one researcher has coined the phrase "stopwatch of death" as a measure in what it takes to shut them down once they get started.

There are no inherently safe places. This world is only as safe as you decide to make your little corner of it where you are at the time.

And as you note, when it does happen, the cops are coming, however long it may take them. And when they come, as Wyatt Earp said, hell's coming with them and they are inclined to light up anyone with a visible gun or weapon until they have a chance to sort things out. You do want to defend yourself from the bad guy, but you don't want to be a victim of mistaken identity, either. The new training requirements are a big step in a good direction, given what they had to work with, I think the ASP did a pretty good job with them.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 12/17/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Campus carry rules approved

Kate, I'm not sure where you're getting your data, but your statement "as far as I know, no armed civilian citizen has yet stopped one of our regularly occurring mass shootings in the U.S.A." is bullwhiz. Looking over 200 mass shootings over the past few years, 40% of the killers commit suicide upon meeting the first armed resistance. Approximately 18% are stopped by a non-LEO "armed citizen" if you will, but this figure also includes those who reacted without firearms, essentially unarmed. This leaves about 40% for the police to deal with. I remember at one time when my university (SCA/UCA) issued me a rifle and mad me go out and practice with it at least once a week ;-) But we're mostly a different breed of cat these days.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 12/16/2017 at 9:28 PM

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