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I would kind of like to know the answer to those two questions as well.

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This forum is not a public, Internet facing forum that can easily be scraped for OSINT, but its not exactly private or difficult to enter either. Anyone could pay the membership and get in here, so keep your opsec appropriate to your situation. Based on your profile, you’ve already given away some useful info about yourself. If I had the time and motivation to creep on you then I would go read all your posts, then search the web for your screen name and common phrases you use, and correlate that with known interests I could derive from you being here and the topics you post. What kinds of gear you have or like, for example, that can tell me alot about your personal mission, strategy priority, tactics and even your physical attributes and training levels. Maybe even your job or previous duty experience.

I’m not writing this to you specifically, you asked a question that I also consider alot as well. You have to decide for you what your level of opsec should be. I would say one should not expect privacy on the Internet, but I’m not a lawyer. Can these forums be used in court? Maybe, if it’s relevant and if the discovery goes this far into your online activities, which it probably would if you were defending your moral character in a self defense case. Some things to think about. Anything you put into a computer is fair game.

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Actually @citizendo, this is a public forum. You do not need to be a member to join the community. So everyone needs to keep that in mind when posting personal information or when spouting off about what you are going to do to the two punks you saw on your ring camera stealing your chocolate covered strawberries from Amazon.

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You’re right, my mistake, this is an open forum. So Internet bots and trolls can scrape everything you say in here. Doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy each other’s discussions, but just be careful of the collective information you reveal about yourself.

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This is a public forum. Anyone can read what is posted in the open areas of this Community. There are a few closed areas that need special credentials (i.e. areas for instructors), but most of the Community is completely open to the public. You do need to have an account (free or as a USCCA member) to comment or like a post.

Everything you post on any social media platform - publicly and privately - is fair game for being used against you in court. Anything you delete can also be found and used against you as well. There are computer forensic specialists who can do amazing things to find every detail about you and your online history.

100% Protecting yourself and your loved ones goes beyond physical self-defense. Learning how to protect yourself financially, legally (including what you say on social media), and emotionally is very important to your overall protection.

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Interesting side note… Until recently, many NY City establishments did not accept cash. I think they forced businesses to accept cash before the pandemic.

It’s my understanding that many people, both law abiding and not so much (and internationally) use multiple types of crypto currency, including Bit Coin.

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I was declined my concealed license in Florida based on an arrest in El Paso, TX in 1994. The case was dropped and I was never convicted of any crime. How do I get documentation that can prove that?

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I’d suggest contact where the arrest happened and see if they have all of the documentation for you. You may want to contact an attorney in the location where the arrest happened if you need further assistance on getting the documentation.

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Thanks Dawn I did just that.

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Ideally you should try to have the charge expunged if that is possible @Michael520. And welcome to the Community.

I did get a Certified document from Texas signed by a judge that the case was dismissed.

Is that going to be enough? Or should o still pursue getting case expunged? If so, what does that usually cost?

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I’d like to hear what they have to say about the couple that pulled guns on a family at chipotle.

Given the level of hostility shown by the videographers, and that it really does appear that the family was trying to block the couple in, I can not see how the prosecution can think they will get a conviction. The couple was trying to leave and only stopped because the Mother walked behind the vehicle and hit the vehicle.

I need this examined, because, I feel like it was justified. Maybe it wasn’t the best decision, but in the circumstances, I can see how it escalated to that point, and it is because they would not allow the couple to leave.

Let me know what you think tho.

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Why use labels like “White” and “Black” in a headline… besides sensationalism in journalism to sell more advertising? What difference does it make in this story? The people involved are either innocent or guilty of something based upon their actions, not by their labels.
The media loves to stoke the flames of racism and hatred. It is how they make money.

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Fair point, and I agree. I still want an attorney’s opinion on this. However, given that the family is calling the couple racist and daring them to call the police, all while blocking them from leaving, the race issue is somewhat forced.

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The dismissal may be enough but it may not. The process and cost of expunging records vary by state. I would start by calling the court where the case was heard to find out about the process and costs. You may need to have an attorney help you with it.

Is there video of what happened before she pulled out her weapon? All i have seen is her standing pointing the gun at someone. From that video, there is no way to tell what really happened or if it was justified.

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What are the risks, ramifications, rights, of protecting ones home…while/after having a few libations?

It’s clear to me that it’s a firm no-go when concealed and out & about, but what about while at home?

:thinking:

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9 posts were merged into an existing topic: Angry exchange shows gun being pulled on mom, teen

I’m not advocating but I heard a rumor once “I’m waiting for the first officer to show up and I’m going to take a long pull off a very large glass of scotch where he/she can see me.”

Cheers,

Craig6

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