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Re: Crazy Americans with Guns

Postby Tomas » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:16 am

brokenhead wrote:
mystex wrote:Precisely, why go after the little things, when you can go after the big things OR the source of the problem! My dad got a speeding ticket for going 10 miles above the limit... Others were going even faster, but for some reason they selected my dad... Maybe the type or color of the car pissed them off! (lol)

Well, mystex, your dad should know that when many drivers are breaking the speed limit at the same time, the police officer is going to flag the slowest among them, since that driver is the easiest to corral.


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Gun buffs open carry into state house

Postby Tomas » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:23 am

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New Hampshire: Gun buffs open-carry into state house

-story-
"Castle Doctrine" bill enumerating a larger right to self-defense...sends gun owners swarming into New Hampshire legislative hearing. Some bring their firearms.

http://ridleyreport.com/video/2009/feb/ ... e_house_23

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-video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vd3mC-qaXY
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Teacher placed on leave for questionable Facebook posting

Postby Tomas » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:28 am

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Teacher placed on leave for questionable Facebook posting

In the photo, teacher Betsy Ramsdale is training a rifle at the camera.

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp? ... enu1362_10
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Re: Crazy Americans with Guns

Postby baulz owt » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:12 pm

how about getting together to increase awareness about skullnbones?
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Re: Crazy Americans with Guns

Postby Tomas » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:47 am

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More people protecting homes with guns

http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/18728677/detail.html
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The Ammunition Accountability Act

Postby Tomas » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:49 am

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The Ammunition Accountability Act

Help pass the ammunition accountability act.

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http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm
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Re: The Ammunition Accountability Act

Postby DHodges » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:12 am

Tomas wrote:The Ammunition Accountability Act

Damn! The Pennsylvania bill says
On or before January 1, 2010, an owner of ammunition for use
in a regulated firearm that is not encoded by the manufacturer
in accordance with section 301 shall dispose of the ammunition.
The ammunition I currently own would become illegal.

I'm pretty sure this has no chance of passing in PA, though.

a tax of 5ç per round of encoded ammunition is imposed on the sale at retail or
use of encoded ammunition in this Commonwealth.

Five cents a round is not that insane for large rifle rounds that cost $12 for a box of 20, but what about rimfire (.22) rounds that I'm getting a box of 100 for $6? That's just crazy. It would encourage me to fire heavy rounds instead of light ones. Who does that benefit?

On the plus side, the bill makes no mention of reloading whatsoever. (An individual is not a "manufacturer" by its definition.)
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Re: Crazy Americans with Guns

Postby DHodges » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:13 am

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Feder ... px?id=4403

NRA wrote:On January 12, the FBI released preliminary crime date for calendar year 2008, indicating that the nation's murder rate has fallen to a 43-year low, and the nation's total violent crime rate has fallen to a 35-year low. The data suggest that since violent crime peaked in 1991, the nation's murder rate has fallen 46 percent, and the nation's total violent crime rate has fallen 41 percent. The FBI will publish final data for 2008 later this year.

In the same time frame, federal, state and local gun control laws have been eliminated or made less restrictive, Americans have been buying over 4 million new guns every year, and the number of guns (including semi-automatic and other firearms that use standard magazines that hold more than 10 rounds) is at an all-time high. Less gun control has coincided with less crime. Pretty simple stuff.
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Re: The Ammunition Accountability Act

Postby Tomas » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:24 am

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-DHodges-
The ammunition I currently own would become illegal.

-tomas-
Yeah, but it says, "Shall dispose of..." Talk about wiggle room.


-DHodges-
I'm pretty sure this has no chance of passing in PA, though.

-tomas-
I tend to think it will. Pennsylvania has large populations in a concentrated area. Stay tuned for some sensationalized drive-by shooting before this comes up for a vote in the state house assembly. It'll pass by a veto-proof majority. You got Ed Rendell for a "governor" (haha), he's another of Barack's pet poodles. Enough hysterical mothers will show up, maybe even trot out Mr. Brady himself to push it over the top...


-DHodges-
Five cents a round is not that insane for large rifle rounds that cost $12 for a box of 20, but what about rimfire (.22) rounds that I'm getting a box of 100 for $6? That's just crazy.

It would encourage me to fire heavy rounds instead of light ones. Who does that benefit?

-tomas-
Depends on the caliber, assault weapons and throwaway handguns are the killers of choice. Anyways, other than some lunatic postman .. the gangsters tend to be involved in the drug, human smuggling along the Mexican border. It's an almost civil war along the border, I've a buddy (border patrol agent) who's stationed in southern Texas. He watches (binoculars etc.) shootouts almost weekly.


-DHodges-
On the plus side, the bill makes no mention of reloading whatsoever. (An individual is not a "manufacturer" by its definition.)

We'll see how the senate version comes out :-(
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Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones over remains

Postby Tomas » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:25 pm

baulz owt wrote:how about getting together to increase awareness about skullnbones?


Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones over remains (see photo)

"I believe strongly from my heart that his spirit was never released," Harlyn Geronimo said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090218/ap_ ... mo_s_bones
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Re: The Ammunition Accountability Act

Postby DHodges » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:27 am

Tomas wrote:-DHodges-
I'm pretty sure this has no chance of passing in PA, though.

-tomas-
I tend to think it will. Pennsylvania has large populations in a concentrated area. Stay tuned for some sensationalized drive-by shooting before this comes up for a vote in the state house assembly. It'll pass by a veto-proof majority. You got Ed Rendell for a "governor" (haha), he's another of Barack's pet poodles. Enough hysterical mothers will show up, maybe even trot out Mr. Brady himself to push it over the top...


Outside of Philadelphia, PA is actually pretty pro-gun. I looked around on the NRA site and the PAFOA site. The only reference I could find to it was in a post on the PAFOA forum ("Ammo encoding in PA"):

A friend received a response from Representative Keith McCall to a letter that he sent him asking him to vote against this bill. Here is his response.


“I share the concerns you have as a hunter and agree with you that the bill is both unnecessary and unwise. T he Pennsylvania bill (H.B.2228) was introduced last February and then referred to the House Judiciary Committee where it received no further consideration at all. When the last legislative session came to an end in November of 2008, the bill officially died. In the event any new bill with this purpose is introduced in 2009, I expect the same outcome. If such a bill ever does come to a vote, I would oppose it vehemently.”


This bill is dead. Thanks to everyone that wrote to their representatives.
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Woman's hair weave stops bullet, saves life

Postby Tomas » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:40 am

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Woman's hair weave stops bullet, saves life

Briana Bonds, 20, was shot at point blank by her ex-boyfriend in the Kansas City area on Wednesday.

The man fired five shots at her. (see photo of hair weave)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/267661
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Pennsylvania: Boy shoots pregnant woman

Postby Tomas » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:43 am

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WAMPUM, Pa. - An 11-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a pregnant woman [8-months] who was found shot in a bedroom of her western Pennsylvania farmhouse, police said Saturday.

The rural community is about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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Re: Crazy Americans with Guns

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Montana has it right on Second Amendment

Postby Tomas » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:07 pm

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Montana has it right on second Amendment

The resolution ended by stating sternly, "A collective rights holding in Heller would not only open the Pandora's box of unilaterally morphing contracts, it would also poise Montana to claim appropriate and historically entrenched remedies for contract violation."

http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin495.htm
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Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby Tomas » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:12 pm

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Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Three South Jersey Democrats from rural areas bucked their party to vote against the plan, leaving it one vote shy of reaching Gov. Corzine, who has said he would sign the bill into law.

Democrats control the Senate by 23 to 17, normally giving them the power to advance bills without GOP support.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_top ... _N_J_.html
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Re: Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby DHodges » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:49 pm

Tomas wrote:Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate
Wow, a gun restriction DIDN'T get passed in New Jersey? Maybe the times really are a-changin'.

Also, New Jersey has rural areas?
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Re: Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby brokenhead » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:53 am

DHodges wrote:
Tomas wrote:Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate
Wow, a gun restriction DIDN'T get passed in New Jersey? Maybe the times really are a-changin'.

Also, New Jersey has rural areas?

Pretty funny. You wouldn't know about the rural areas from the turnpike view, that's for sure. I've seen some grimy skies in my time, having lived around Philly and Wilmington, but nothing beats what you can sometimes see in Jersey. I once saw a great big orange-brown swath on the sky somewhere near Rahway. It wasn't coming out of a smokestack or any factory. It was just there, a few miles wide and many miles long. It was like New Jersey had fudgy undies on the sky.
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Re: Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby Tomas » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:57 am

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Tomas wrote:Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate
New Jersey has rural areas?


There were rural areas in 1970.. Some good fishin' holes, too!
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Re: Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby vicdan » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:30 am

DHodges wrote:Also, New Jersey has rural areas?
Yeah, they are the ones right behind the strip malls and inside the jug handles.
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Re: Handgun-control measure fails in N.J. state senate

Postby brokenhead » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:02 am

vicdan wrote:
DHodges wrote:Also, New Jersey has rural areas?
Yeah, they are the ones right behind the strip malls and inside the jug handles.

They still have the Pine Barrens, I think. Although I tried to go camping there once and it was largely a swamp.
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Toledo police layoffs lead to gun buying

Postby Tomas » Thu May 28, 2009 7:17 am

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Toledo police layoffs lead to gun buying

-snip-

Tom Urbanski runs Ski's Firearms Training & Consulting. He also teaches the conceal carry classes.

He says locally the police layoffs [75 officers in the first round] are only fueling the fire, especially for senior citizens.

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http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=10415019
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Americans and their guns

Postby Tomas » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:36 am

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Americans and their guns

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"...Since the killing of John F. Kennedy in 1963, more Americans have
died by American gunfire than perished on foreign battlefields in the
whole of the 20th century."

Von Brunn and Roeder are a type, they're the type that kill presidents and
that's why the U.S. has to take things down a notch, as Obama has put it.

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/ ... llick.html
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VIDEO - Gun Blows Up In Face

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:55 am

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Hey Dave, here's a goodie :-)

VIDEO - Gun Blows Up In Face

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=395_1244455053
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Totalitarianism in One City

Postby Tomas » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:23 am

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Totalitarianism in One City: Shreveport's Gun-Grabbing Mayor

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Any time a motorist is stopped by a police officer insists Shreveport, Louisiana
Mayor Cedric Glover, "Your rights ... have been suspended."

-Click URL for complete article-

http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w99.1.html
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