Dr. Peterson has a take on the "real socialism has never been tried" mantra. He says it really means "If I was in charge, my understanding of the intent of Marx and my goodness & wisdom would be able to create the Worker's Paradise." He also says you want to stay the heck away from people like that.
And even if there was a paragon of virtue, able to resist temptation, corruption, and greed, a selfless genius, a Pure Perfect Man, then the next people in line for power would cut his throat in his bed, or stab him in the back the moment he wasn't looking. Then it all goes, literally to Hell on Earth.
That's the way it always ends up. You'd think in over a century there'd be one long lived Commune, one mountain fortress of collective joy, but it won't ever happen.
I love the Boberg/Bond Arms bullpup. The Boberg uses a lot of grease for it's rotation where Bond Arms uses different metallurgy to fix the problem. Also you need to use ammunition that is well crimped because jerking the round backwards can pull the case right off of the bullet if not crimped. They actually have a list of ammunition you should use.
While that seems to be a problem, some light weight revolvers are ammo limited too. "No 125 grain +P" for example. The recoil can pull the bullets and jam the cylinder.
The Boberg/Bond Bullpup uses a feed mechanism much like a cloth belt fed machine gun. And some Naval cannon. ( tongs pulling cartridges. The cannon are externally powered, not by the gas or recoil, like the machine guns )
In the late WW2 5 inch 45 caliber turret, the cramped crew had one person who wore asbestos gloves, and stood by the ejection path of the fired shell casing. As the smoking brass slammed into It's stop, the crewman would slap the bouncing shell, one hand palm up, one down, about 90 degrees to fall into the casing ejection chute, out of the turret. The mechanism to replace the human in the first fully automated turret weighed a lot more than the human. I've been inside the old version turret on the USS North Carolina. The several fighting positions are laid out with painted lines to show the space each crewman was to stay in as the gun recoiled & operated. The tourist view was helped by multiple fluorescent tubes, not installed on the operating turret. Stock lighting was a few bulbs in explosion proof steel & glass cages, that often blew out under the pounding.
Think of the gunner on a tank. There's a choreography to the moves. Slam the shell home, and move out of the way to avoid being splattered by the recoil. Scale that up to a five + man crew, and the dance gets more complex, but no less critical.
My father served aboard the USS Caperton during Korea. He was a gunner's mate on a destroyer. He never saw any action since Korea didn't have much of a Navy but did do some target practice. He didn't talk much about it but when he died I got all the pictures he took. Everybody brags about the size of their gun until the Navy shows up!
Tootal, that's awesome. You met my dad, so you know my parents had kids late. I'm 35 and he would have been 71 tomorrow. So most of my cousins are in their 60s and 70s, my uncle Dayton served in the Korean war and is still making his own salsa!
The guns on the boats are insane. There's a podcast called Weird History with a really long series about WWI. There's one episode where they discuss the transition from wooden ships to steel ships and the size of some of these guns...
The .327 is cute, and fans argue the numbers can be better than a .38 special. An extra round is nice too. Availability is sparse, and I admit to some size prejudice. But if premium bullet design has "ended" the old .45 vs. 9mm argument, then a .32 isn't that far out.
Use facts that fit your goal. If anyone tries to use alternate (i.e. real) facts, smear them with insults and personal attacks ("racist", "homophobe", "xenophobe", pick your term du jour). Plan being, of course, that they'll either fold under the embarassment or simply give up. Take the attention off the issue and put it on the person, and that's usually the result.
Unless/until, of course, you start taking their homes, freedoms, and ability to prosper. Then...things can turn ugly quickly.
"Any law enforcement official who publicly states they will not abide by, enforce or comply with the laws of our state should not hold that position," Atterbeary said.
"I find it reprehensible that a Sheriff ó someone who swears to uphold the law ó would brag that he will refuse to comply with a democratically-passed law that is designed to keep people safe, especially after the horrific shooting at the Capital Gazette last year," Lierman said in an email.
And yet, one of the topics on Fox News this morning - with a live studio contributing audience - was Sanctuary Cities.
How is it that representatives in these "sanctuary" locales are allowed and ENCOURAGED to contradict both state and federal law...but anyone who stands up for actual LEGAL CITIZENS and their rights as enumerated in the Constitution of the USA, is lambasted in the press?
I wonder if I shouldn't make a trip on Wednesday... During his time in Annapolis on Monday, Lewis said he saw many people there to testify and stand up for their Second Amendment right to bear arms. He added that he plans to be at the statehouse again on Wednesday for a hearing on gun legislation in the Senate.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ✔ @GovMLG A few law enforcement officers in this state have been making noise about how they wonít enforce gun safety measures because they donít like them. Thatís not how laws work, of course, and itís not how oaths of office work either. But letís move past that
Actually, that's exactly how oaths of office work. Those Sheriffs, like myself and many, many others, swore a sacred oath to defend the Constitution. Not obey Masters.
I feel confident those same people would refuse orders to round up the Jews for processing to reeducation camps. ( an order that appears to be coming, if you listen to Congress ) Or to commit other violations of civil rights.
Don't obey. Don't register. There are more of us than them.
And we're generally better trained, and better shots.
Thatís not how laws work, of course, and itís not how oaths of office work either. But letís move past that
So...what do you call a sanctuary city or state, Grisham? Eh?
I wish someone would PUBLICLY call out these morons, and point out how STUPID and TWO-FACED they are...IN PUBLIC. Don't let them hide in relatively obscure twits - put it front and center. Point it out. Make it known, who the enemy truly is.
In response to a previous question about residency.
A utility bill in your name at your new address is considered proof of residence in many cases. But be careful, I am Not A Lawyer! It may be different for your state or your needs.
Hypocritically, hypothetically, if you have friends who live in Florida, you may rent an apartment/guest room, but that leaves them open to income tax on rental property. I have no idea how Florida handles that, but in New York, it opens your friend to big, possibly criminal tax liabilities. People who use this method are wise to create a paper trail and pay taxes religiously, while carefully estimating the reasonable rental payments that won't trigger an audit. So the $1 a month rental dodge is a bad idea, being a red flag to the Tax Man. Who famously has no sense of humor or mercy.
However, if you have close friends in the state you want residency for OTHER THAN TAX reasons, a gentleman's agreement to take over utility bills can sometimes be enough, and practical. It requires trust, as you become legally liable to "pay" the bill, and to properly lay the paperwork trail, the bills are mailed to "your" home, and best paid by checks or credit card from a "there local" bank, with your name & local "residence" address. This means, in practice, you go there, open an account with a reasonable sized deposit ( which can cover a few month's bills, and acts as your real payment to the friend you inconvenience with the complicated arrangement, while also giving your friend a reasonable stake in maintaining the deal ) then give your friend limited power of attorney, the passwords and checks/card for that account so that "YOU" not only get the bill, but also make the payment. As you see, trust is important to make it all work. How & who pays the bill is a private matter, you work out in advance. And the legality varies from state to state and reason you wish to establish residency.
Broadly speaking, if your purpose is tax evasion, it is probably illegal. If it's to claim material benefits, like food stamps, then it's probably illegal. But if it's to claim legal rights, then it probably is not.
But I would consult with a lawyer, specifically to avoid any potential violations, and not ignore her advice. It's cheap insurance vs. The legal risk.
This is, seriously, "bull crap you read on the internet" and NOT advice to be taken without consulting real world experts.
I'm pretty sure my above OPINION is better than anti vaccination hysteria, but that's as low a bar to jump as I can think of.
Nothing too special going on here...but I swapped light/laser combos on these two...not sure why I hadn't earlier...they're a much better fit this way. While the CZ is the nightstand gun, the H&K I intend to carry on occasion with the light on it, and a holster for that combo is readily available. Unfortunately the Streamlight is a first gen for their LED models and is not particularly bright. 20190306_105029 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr
I've recently used the 1911 in 45 and my Remington 1100 12GA to dispose of some old appliances as well as walkmans that no longer work. It was messy, but fun.
I also used the home defense AR to blow up some bricks, containers, and a shaving cream can to confirm the zero after a muzzle device swap...or at least that was the excuse. 'Merica.
I still love my Viridian ECR green laser. Instant-on when drawn from the holster, no buttons, no thinking. Super small, super bright, has a hard-button for power off, steady-on, or strobe. I leave it on strobe, and in the holster it stays off because of the ECR magnet setup. No tac light, but they have a version that has it...not sure if I want to go that route though.
Only had one issue from it - it quit on me at the range one day while doing a re-zero check. Taking the case screws out, the heads (super-tiny torx) stripped out. A trip to Fastenal got me a bag of #2's with 5/32" hex heads that fit perfectly, albeit with a finer thread pitch...but they cut nicely into the plastic housing.
And it turns out, the laser didn't "crap out". Talking with Viridian customer service, there is (and it is nowhere in the literature) a 5 minute time-out. That day at the range, I was firing slowly, one shot at a time, to zero in...and I guess I hit that time threshold. Not sure if it's a battery measure, or an overheat measure, but I recommended they add that to the paperwork.
Glad I changed the screws anyway, since they need to be pulled anytime you swap batteries.
Screws directly into plastic are always a bit dicey...no matter how careful one is, it's almost inevitable that the threads fail at some point. A lot of manufacturers use brass inserts, which I always appreciate.
I have a Viridian light on my home-D AR. The only downside is that it has some static drain. The battery is only replaced at least annually, but it's an expensive CR2.
The OEM threads were fine, but the torx head setup was so microscopic that the petals of the torx simply stripped out of the screw heads. The tool was fine - it might have been a T4 or a T2, it was that small - but the heads rounded out to worthless. So, I went with the Fastenal screws - same length, same diameter, just a fine thread instead of the factory coarse thread, and a MUCH better tool socket in the head - nice and deep 5/32" hex head, won't strip out the first time I swap batteries. Put them in by hand with a small hex key, they worked just fine. And worst case down the road, if I have to, I have enough meat in the housing to drill through and countersink some #2 nuts deep enough to not catch on the holster going in or out.
So just for grins...anyone have some ideas for a laser for a '51 Colt 4" OP .38 revolver, with custom hand-carved ivory grips? Or...just don't mess with an 80-90% (maybe 95%), blued piece with a ton of personal history as well as USN/FBI history?