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  1. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    In fact there have been upwards of 2.1 to 3 million gun sales stopped by the federal BGC. This is not even argued in that the NRA has said the big issue is that not many have been prosecuted. So BGCs work. https://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/brady-campaign-guns-104071
  2. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    Your argument is like saying making drunk driving illegal does not stop drunk driving. Its not well thought out as an argument and makes me think you don't have any idea what you are talking about.
  3. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    Here’s an excerpt from what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in writing the majority opinion in the court’s 2008 Heller decision, striking down a D.C. law requiring trigger locks for handguns there: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment, nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. Scalia was hardly a liberal justice. He was a staunch supporter of the second.
  4. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    I don't agree at all. If there is a law and you can turn someone in for not dong or gouging on a BGC that they can be investigated that would stop 99 percent of FFLs being idiots. Just like the government prosecuting gas stations gouging in emergency's. Before the law I saw gas stations and stores gouging every time there was a hurricane. Now you save your receipt and send it to the state AG and they get the snot knocked out of them. Now last time when Irma hit I did not see gouging. Not that is stops all of it but it does stop a lot. As far as crime goes, you can not say that this would show up on any kind of stats as to crime going down. There are stats that show banning all guns crime goes down and other that show it goes up. so to argue stats reminds me of the lies damn lies and statistics. I still have herd no reason why it would be a bad idea. The idea that used guns drop and new go up is bogus. Show me one study where this has happened. Your arguments have no basis in reality.
  5. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    There is nothing in the second about any BGCs on any guns. So if its not in the second we should let guns be sold to anyone any age and no matter if they are are a known terrorist or criminal? This is why some look at gun owners as insane. Full auto by mail to anyone. How about nothing in the first about saying I am going to kill the president or I am going to slit my wife's throat and kill a bunch of 5 year olds while they play on the school play ground? The argument of not infringed means no laws is just sophomoric.
  6. molineaux

    Why not support UBGC?

    I am an NRA life member and I have no issue with a federal not to mention state back ground check for all. I wish the NRA would guide it instead of fighting it. If they keep this up there will be no exception for family and gifts to family, and it will be a blanket BGC. Also there needs to be guidance as to making it federal law that any FFL holder must on demand do a BGC for anyone who asks within on hour of asking and a cap of 20 dollars or less on what they can charge. This will stop gouging of idiot FFL holders who don't want private sales. This does not stop private sales it just makes sure they are not felons. There are better hills to die on than no back ground checks.I have never heard of a good reason to fight this. They are going after magazines, guns that are semi autos and others. We need to fight where it counts and this makes us look on the insane side. Florida just passed through Senate committee a BGC for gun shows and its run by Republicans. This is a fight that makes gun owners look unreasonable. By helping guide the laws the NRA could only support no registry or records on gun owners. Make private sales from non FFL to non FFL a NICs check only no paper work. The people who will break the law will break it regardless of what law is in place. This would make the pool of guns available to people who don't want to do a BGC even more limited. I have yet to hear an actual credible reason that UBGCs are a bad idea. To be honest Most of the people I sold a gun to FTF no anything I never got a bad feeling. But not many criminals look like Charlie Manson. So if UBGCs are a bad idea than why not campaign to get rid of them for everyone? Eliminate the system? Many gun owners want a wall on the southern border and strong laws on illegals but without a BGC for all sales an illegal can get a gun as easy as anyone. Even if you say well I ask for some kind of citizenship documentation well good for you but that means crap because very few do. I have been at a lot of gun shows and had people solicit me as I walked by saying "Hey buddy no BGC on my table anything you want to buy you pay me the cash and walk out no questions asked". Once I was at a gun show about 150 miles from my home. I wanted to buy a Smith and Wesson for my wife and then thought that she should just buy it for her self and do the BGC. The guy at the next table must have thought there was an issue and said "if you want a gun no BGC I will sell you one". Will UBGCs stop crime, no, but it makes it harder to get a gun. Limiting the pool of guns available will help. I know some gun people are nuts and would like to see anyone walk into a store and buy a full auto no questions asked, like it was pre 34. Most reasonable people know this is not a good idea. Although I support a repeal of the 86 closing of the pool of legal autos. Its been almost 90 years and this has kept legal full autos from being used in crimes to a great extent. Now how many full autos would be used in crimes if you could go on CL and link up and buy a full auto in any parking lot? This is not limited to full autos but also to suppressors. Very few legal suppressors are used in crimes, now think if you could show up at Lowes parking lot and buy any suppressor no questions asked how many would be used in crimes?
  7. The idea of diminished returns is that as you put more effort or money ect into something you get less and less back in return. You are not getting 6 to 800 dollars of value back in value for your money.
  8. molineaux

    Any one stock pile food?

    I vacuum seal my food then put Oxy abs and seal in mylar. Double sealed.
  9. molineaux

    Any one stock pile food?

    Meat goes bad even frozen in a year or so.
  10. I am not saying that the Aimpoint is not better than the mid level RDS. What I am saying is that its such a diminished return that 800 bucks for a T1 or even 600 for one that you don't get what you are paying for. Or you don't get a deg. of quality that reflects the money. I am not sure you could get that level or that it even exists. IMO its just money the vendor knows they can rip off from the buyers who are emotionally attached to a name.
  11. molineaux

    Any one stock pile food?

    I just started. I am buying rice beans and fat free milk flakes and potato flakes, bullion, salt and sugar. I use a vacuum seal a meal and then an oxy absorbent in Mylar bag.
  12. molineaux

    Any one stock pile food?

    If so what and how do you store it and what do you buy?
  13. I also have two Colt ARs. I paid more than the value of the gun. I paid for a name and pony on the gun. There is a fair chance that since Colt stopped selling they will go up in value in the future. For ARs I actually shoot I buy the Freedom PSA set ups.
  14. If one has unlimited funds then buying an 800 dollar RDS for each gun is of no consequence.Then you can buy a moon rock RDS with diamonds form Tiffany for 23k. But if money is something that has to be budgeted and go a long way then getting the most bang for your buck matters. Personally I have bought guns that I am paying for a name. Walther is one. I have paid 1500 for a nice WW2 Walther PPK and 1200 for a PP and bought seven P38s WW2 era Waffenamt marked. But I am paying for historical things. I have a Firestorm that is based on the PP and it works just as good as any of my Walther's and for 185 dollars. I have a Beretta 92 and a Taurus PT92 and I actually like the Taurus much better and it shoots as well as the Beretta. To buy a RDS that is so over priced for a name is like putting all your money for your 401k into one single stock. You can argue that Boeing is a great stock but every stock will tank at some point. Personally I would rather have my RDS diversified than put that much money into one or two sights. I know there are a few good mid range RDS but for me the TRS has not failed to work or hold zero yet.
  15. I used to back in the day be into high end stereo equipment. Nakamichi receivers, NEC and Klipsch ect. I found that I had way more issues with the high end stuff than I did when I bought middle of the road. Sony was a great no issue electronics as was Pioneer. I also wonder how many will pay 800 for a piece of electronics and it will be worth 100 or nothing on the resale market in 10 years. Electronics is something that advances and older pieces die out with advances over time. I paid 1200 for my first CD player from Yamaha back in 1986 I also had to register it with the US gov at the time because it had a laser. Now I can get one at goodwill for 29 bucks.
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