Tag Archives: Illegal

SAN LUIS PASS WADE FISHING BAN

Buddy of mine told me it was now illegal to wade fish at San Luis Pass. Turns out it’s a half truth. The Brazoria County Comissioners Court has filed an order with multiple County and state agencies to create a penality for wade fishing, swimming and bathing in the designated areas of the Brazoria side on the attached map. So far it’s still America on the Galveston side.

I’ve fished the designated area before. I know at times the current in that area is extremely swift. IMO it’s not a good idea to wade out very far from that shoreline. I’ll never forget the trip when my buddy acted like he was getting swept away in the current. Anyways, here’s the notification.

Illegal to wade fish

Brazoria County notification

PORT MANSFIELD TEXAS ILLEGALLY TOWING BOAT TRAILERS

It’s come to our attention that a number of anglers have potentially been victimized by an alleged illegal towing operation by the Willacy County Navigation District in Port Mansfield Texas. It’s alleged they have broken multiple state laws in doing so. Anglers have come forward stating that there trailers were illegally removed from public parking areas around the harbor. State law exists regarding signage requirements and can be located Here and Here

At present there is a gentleman who is seeking out potential victims in this legal matter. He has submitted an open records request regarding the WCND ordinance Chapter X Sec. 1 as well as additional policies and procedures of the district.

If you or anyone you know had a boat trailer towed, removed or impounded by the Willacy County Navigation District please contact the gentleman Derek8324 in this thread. He is seeking other potential victims concerning this legal matter.

Tight lines and full limits. Updates as they evolve.

HPD ILLEGALLY DETAINS MAN FOR OPEN CARRY OF LONG GUN

Regardless of some peoples opinion on the matter, public open carry of a long gun is perfectally legal in Texas. As long as you don’t point your rifle at anyone. Because it’s legal, one is under no obligation to identify themselves while open carrying because they’re breaking no laws. See Brown vs. Texas

Kiltman handled this contact well. He didn’t get mouthy, remained calm and invoked his rights. In doing so he gathered evidence of illegal detention, battery and tampering with evidence when the female officer turned the camera. IMO, if Kiltman really wants to hold someone accountable he has the evidence to file a USC Title 42 Sec. 1983 “Deprivation of rights under color of law” lawsuit in Federal court.

Enough typing. Here is the video.

ATF SAYS SHOULDER FIRE OF SIG SAUER SB 15, SB 47 & SBX NOW “OFFICIALLY”ILLEGAL

As some of you may know the ATF issued a public letter on Friday declaring that shouldering a pistol equipped with Sig Brace “redesigned” the firearm into a short barreled rifle. Thus making it illegal to shoulder a perfectly legal to purchase and own AR or AK pistol accessory.  Here is the full open letter. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the Sig Brace you can find more info. in the video below.

I guess these nifty little Sig Braces were cutting into the ATF’s SBR tax stamp revenue. What a shame. Here’s an interesting take on the entire situation as seen through the eyes of YouTuber “therealTrippleB

BREAKING PRESS RELEASE FROM SIG SAUER. Sig Sauer intends to challenge this declaration.

NEWINGTON, N.H. (January 21, 2015)—SIG SAUER, Inc., has issued the following statement about the recent opinion by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in regard to the SB15 and SBX pistol stabilizing braces.

“As reaffirmed in an Open Letter by ATF’s Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division dated January 16, 2015, the Pistol Stabilizing Brace (SB15 and SBX) is legal to own, legal to purchase, and legal to install on a pistol. SIG SAUER® believes that the PSB improves the single-handed shooting performance of buffer tube equipped pistols, and offers the product both as an accessory and pre-installed on a number of pistols.

“The Open Letter goes further to rescind a previous private letter regarding the ‘intent’ of the user of the pistol stabilizing brace. In the letter of January 16, 2015, ATF opines that a person’s actual use of the product as a shoulder stock can change the legal classification of the product. However, the Open Letter explicitly states: “ATF hereby confirms that if used as designed—to assist shooters in stabilizing a handgun while shooting with a single hand—the device is not considered a shoulder stock and therefore may be attached to a handgun without making a NFA firearm.”

“We question ATF’s reversal in position that the classification of the brace may be altered by its use. We are reviewing the legal precedents and justification for this position, and will address our concerns with ATF in the near future.

“We will vigorously defend the classification of all of our products and our consumers’ right to use them in accordance with the law. If we find that the open letter opinion is outside the scope of the law, we will seek further review.”

 

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