Went to court in Houston Yesterday

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  1. rodbender

    rodbender Active Member

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    I went to court on a traffic ticket yesterday. I know that we can't carry inside a courtroom so I leave my pistol in the pickup so that a BG can break in, steal it, and use it in a crime. It's easier for me to remove the pistol and leave the IWB Bianchi leather holster on my belt, so this is what I do.

    As I approach the metal detectors, I start pulling things like keys, Zippo, and money clip out of my pockets. When I go through the detector, it goes off. The young lady asked me to go back through and as I do it goes off again. She asks about any other metal and I show her my belt buckle and she says, "No, it's not big enough". Then I remember the metal clip on my holster and remove it. She says, "You are not suppose to have these in here". I replied, " What?". She repeats herself. I asked to speak to a supervisor because I'm not sure she is correct.

    Mr. Smith, the supervisor tells me that this is true. I asked where it is posted and he replies that there are a lot of things that are prohibited in the building that are not posted, but I could get in serious trouble with one of the judges if they were to see me with it. I asked if I were to go through the detector without it going off, and a judge sees it, I could get in trouble or at least on the bad side of a judge, to which he replies "Yes".

    So, me and my arthritic knees have to go back to my pickup where I leave the holster in the console to keep the 1911 company for about an hour or so.

    On my way out, I see Mr. Smith and ask him what other kinds of things are prohibited. He said guns, gun paraphernalia, knives of any size, knife paraphernalia, any obscene material, any t-shirt that has a depiction of a gun or knife, and any t-shirt that has writing with anything relating to gun rights or the "Second Amendment".

    Well, there you have it. The first and second amendment are barred from the Houston Municipal Court Buildings. Another bad thing about this is, they don't even tell you this until they catch you trying to enter the building thereby breaking one of the non-posted "Rules".

    Hoplophobes abound
     


  2. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

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    I went to Jury duty a few months ago and there was a guy there that I started to take to,who had his NRA hat on. I guess that's ok?
     
  3. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    Somehow that doesn't seem right. But I guess they can make any rule they like. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Are these actually laws or are they just rules that they were enforcing?
     
  5. rodbender

    rodbender Active Member

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    I think just "RULES". They just refuse to allow entry into the building with certain items. Of course if you go in after told not to, I suppose it's trespassing or something.
     
  6. TxPhantom

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    That is amazing! Amazingly stupid! Guess I couldn't wear my old Winchester hat in there. Sounds like something you would hear in San Francisco or Boston, not in Texas. Damn liberal , pc gun grabbers are like a case of herpes.:crazy-1:
     
  7. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    I'd be real tempted to require them to show me that "rule" IN WRITING. If it is, then I'd be on the phone with the local media.
     
  8. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Active Member

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    Do you really think the media would give a shit?:headscratch:
     
  9. DCortez

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    I refuse to deal with these PITA's. I conform ... yea, bad DC, and leave anything that would slow me down in the truck.

    When talking to the stupid, anything is possible.
     
  10. Texas42

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    LOL. I like
     

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