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Travis County Gun Range Ordered To Shut Down After Stray Bullets Hit Home Business


by: Joe Deshotel

Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 03:30 PM CST

The City of Creedmoor in Southeast Travis County joined neighbors of "The Gun Ranch" in a lawsuit that has at least temporary shut down the gun range after stray bullets penetrated the home office of Karla Gray. The Gun Ranch opened to the public the day after Christmas, and the Gray family contends the range is noisy and potentially deadly.

Gray showed local media broken glass and bullet holes that damaged company files that were at the desk of one employee that fortunately had not been sitting there at the time. Gray is also concerned because her children play around the home and have heard stray bullets whiz by while playing in the yard.

The owners of the Gun Ranch say they intend to fight the lawsuit, even though the City confirmed that the property is only zoned for residential and agricultural use and not commercial activity.

See what the Gun Ranch owner had to say in his defense about the stray bullets...

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Dubiously Named "Campus Carry" & "School Marshal" Bills Coming Up In Texas Senate


by: Joe Deshotel

Fri May 17, 2013 at 02:44 PM CDT

The national advocacy organization for responsible gun ownership, Mom's Demand Action, along with their Texas chapters are calling state Senators today urging them to vote no on two bills to liberalize the presence of guns at educational institutions -- HB 972 "Campus Carry" and HB 1009 the "Protection of Texas Children Act". Such bills are knee jerk reaction to the national dialogue about guns in America, and are more about Texas Republicans digging their spurs into the ground to defend the state's reputation as the last frontier for true conservatism than they are about protecting students.

First, House Bill 972 referred to as "Campus Carry" is a misnomer. It implies that under current law campuses can not chose to allow licensed concealed handgun owners to carry their weapons on campus, which is not true. Currently each institution of higher education can vote to allow guns to be carried on campus, but this legislation, which is on today's intent calendar in the Texas Senate, would reverse that policy forcing campus' to vote to opt out each year.

Similar legislation has failed in past sessions, but as guns become the new rage for the right and Republicans in Texas run out of taxes and social programs to cut, the measure for true conservatism seems to be how ubiquitous one can make guns in society. This is a litmus test by design and not by demand...

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Former Travis County Candidate Auctions Bushmaster AR 15 For Child's Medical Expenses


by: Joe Deshotel

Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:40 AM CST

Former candidate for Travis County Constable Michael Cargill is also the owner of Central Texas Gun Works in South Austin. While the City of Austin and Travis County are working to curb gun shows within their jurisdiction, Cargill will, this Sunday, auction off a Bushmaster AR 15 to raise money for an employee's daughter who has Atrial Septal Defect. The weapon is the one used by the shooter at Sandy Hook and even though the company that owns the manufacturer has put its shares up for sale the gun has been flying off the shelves since renewed talks of an assault weapons ban.

Cargill is no stranger to controversy. A gay African-American would typically find a warmer home in the Democratic Party, especially in Austin, but his enthusiasm for gun culture and questionable campaign tactics were enough to turn off Travis County voters. During the Democratic Party primary this spring he ran against incumbent Adan Ballesteros, dubbing him the "Cocaine Constable", for which he was sued. He also received help from the Ron-Paul supporting SuperPAC Liberty for All, which is run by a young, eccentric East Texan with a large inheritance.

The following was posted on Cargill's Facebook page Monday:

"Baby Eli has an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)...So we are having a silent auction (Bushmaster AR 15, 5.56/ 223) to help Baby Eli so he doesn't require open heart surgery. Eli is 11 months old and his father is an employee at Central Texas Gun Works. So please stop by between today and Sunday Central Texas Gun Works 321 W Ben White #203, Austin, TX 78704. Starting Bid $1200."
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