Quarantine carry.

Discussion in 'Shooting & Fireams Training / Skills' started by Paycheck, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Paycheck

    Paycheck Member

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    689
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    2 things to set it up: I live in a not so great area, we have our fair share of knuckleheads robbing people at gunpoint and breaking into homes. Also, I am an asylum seeker since 2015, lived in US since 2006. I went to school here, now I work, pay taxes, no criminal record, just a few traffic tickets.

    Since I applied for asylum in 2015, I've been legal to purchase firearms, but I never got a carry license, and even if I did, it would be only for a year at a time (just like my DL, they adjust the expiration date to my work permit, which I have to renew every year for $450, so I have to renew my DL every year, as well). However, about a year ago, my case status went from Case Pending to Decision Pending. As my lawyer explained, at the final stage of the asylum case, they conduct a major background check, so while they do it, they block my background checks from following through. I have all the guns I need, but I can't get a carry license without a background check. And in the midst of this craziness, I don't feel much like catching a bullet over a roll of Charmin or a bottle of Purell. I stay at home these days, but should I need to head out, especially later in the day, I feel iffy being unarmed. I feel like Will Smith in I Am Legend lol

    Now, a man in my position cannot afford to be all "we shall not comply" with Uncle Sam, I need him on my side. But I also don't want to be caught with my pants down by some thug. So what are my options, other than staying home? I know if fecal matter hits the fan, all bets are off, it's a matter of life and death. But this is a matter of feeling safe, which is a thin line I dare not cross. If you have any suggestions or workarounds, all ideas are welcome.
     
  2. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,423
    Likes Received:
    13,986
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    Talk to a lawyer. Talk to Texas law shield. Anything other than taking advice from all of us.
     
  3. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    10,123
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    ....... Strig hits the nail squarely on the head. You will get many many pieces of advice from "don't jeopardise what you have been working toward all these years" to "don't tread on me". That is the very nature of the internet. But you don't need internet advice, you need sound advice tailored to you own personal/legal/situational circumstances !

    I have wandered around some extremely sketchy places in the world (sometimes armed most of the time not) and found your greatest tool/weapon/protection remains your mind. Use it, plan your trips plan your activities and be aware. One of the biggest dangers in this current crisis is the psychological/fear component. It comes from our lack of control around what is occurring, use it not to make you do things you otherwise wouldn't but to temper doing the things you must.
     
  4. Paycheck

    Paycheck Member

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    689
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    I have reached out to a friend of mine who works for a law firm, we'll see what she says. I just figure we may have some folks who are qualified to answer those questions or at least point me to the right direction.
     
    Twoody88 and Strigidae like this.
  5. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    I am available for hire for $1000 a day. I will go with you wherever you want. And I will carry as many guns as you would like me to in any configuration or style you prefer.

    Just let me know.
     
  6. IW17

    IW17 Member

    Messages:
    3,215
    Likes Received:
    6,525
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lakes, Ohio
    He also does taxes. Win win.
     
  7. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    Yes. I also do taxes. And hair.
     
  8. The Marsh Gorilla

    The Marsh Gorilla Member

    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    3,134
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Villa Gorilla
    Now that’s service!!!!

    Ah so Ben Afleck played you n that movie.
     
    Zeek and Twoody88 like this.
  9. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    Have you ever though of just wearing a tshirt that says " if you can read this BACK UP i tested + FOR COVID19"

    But seriously, good luck with that ordeal and stay safe !
     
    Frigin and Paycheck like this.
  10. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder

    Yes. We’ve discussed this before. That movie is based loosely on my life. I don’t have autism and my Dad didn’t make me fight Kung fu people, but a lot of the rest of it was pretty accurate.

    Ask Jeff about it. He knows all the details.
     
    The Marsh Gorilla likes this.
  11. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    Your talking Dazed and confused right ?
     
    IW17 and The Marsh Gorilla like this.
  12. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
  13. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    Alright alright alright
     
  14. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    New survival course slogan ? "Trees keep gettin older, girls stay the saame age." Sorry for de-railing this thread btw keep us posted on your solution @Paycheck
     
    Paycheck and The Marsh Gorilla like this.
  15. Paycheck

    Paycheck Member

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    689
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    I think you're onto something.... Hey @Expat, how much do you charge for just standing there looking sickly and coughing?
     
    Twoody88 and The Marsh Gorilla like this.
  16. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    For $1000 a day, I pretty much will do whatever you want. In any condition you want.
     
  17. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    10,123
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    .......for that kind of service I have generally had to pay $1K per HOUR in the past....how do you look in heels ?
     
    ASH, Strigidae, TerryD and 2 others like this.
  18. The Marsh Gorilla

    The Marsh Gorilla Member

    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    3,134
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Villa Gorilla
    E64343E3-40D2-4FBB-BD93-A75E009DFA92.jpeg
     
    Bluelew, BobbyRatTail, Zeek and 3 others like this.
  19. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,347
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    This guys never going to ask a question on this forum again
     
  20. The Marsh Gorilla

    The Marsh Gorilla Member

    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    3,134
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Villa Gorilla
    lol!




    Sorry @Paycheck the setup was too golden not to take it!
     
    Bluelew, Zeek and Twoody88 like this.

Share This Page