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    Main reason i made my choice 1 year ago today... I expected this to happen and want this man backing me up in the SCOTUS
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    Share this with people who think they get it... The young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the"green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Wow. I am.. deeply saddened. It really beats me up as I tried tracking him down for months. Ed was.. Ed. I once posted on this site that I knew cad and was going to school, and a few PMs later I was his intern. It was a truly humbling and wonderful experience that greatly helped my career. I will always be grateful for the oppurtunity he provided and the hospitality he possessed. Ed was a truly humble and kind person, abseloutely crazy but never anything but nice. Damn. Edit: Jesus, I never knew his tag was different on PAFOA. Reading about his condition was horrible. I hope to God he listened to my voicemails. Second edit: There are several threads on the main forum illustrating his deteriorating condition. It is abseloutely heartbreaking and horrible. I don't know what the inital cause is but it makes me sick to know what he went through. I abseloutely regret not seeing him since I moved to PA. Triple Edit: One day, I need to post a "Stories from Working for Mipafox" thread. News of his passing is really beating me up..
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    Well I'm famous now Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    with all due respect.. something has to be worth fighting for, for me to bother... I "gave up" also and left NJ.. why did I leave? * Cheaper cost of living * Cheaper rent/home prices * Less taxes * Pro 2A local government (AND community) * NFA * Less crowds and hassle I have friends and family in NJ.. that I respect.. and I think it sucks you guys get the shitty end of the stick over and over again.. but with that said.. stay and suffer with you for the sake of "being in the fight"? NO THANKS.. no interest at all.. I wish you guys the best... and if you choose to stay.. or "have to stay" more power to you.. but the problem will ALWAYS be the same.. To motivate change in law.. you need public support.. overwhelming public support is what drives action.. because catering to people equals votes.. * Most people where I lived in NJ were not gun owners.. Some of those people were completely against guns.. the ones that weren't totally against them didn't care enough to fight for them.. so all of those people are out in reference to supporting a pro 2A cause.. * Of the people that were gun owners.. most of those people were hunters.. if they could have a single shot rifle, and a shotgun.. they were completely content.. and some of those gun owners were actually AGAINST "military type machine guns that you have no reason to have" * Which left you with the smallest percentage.. gun owners that wanted gun rights.. that cared about it.. now at this point you have weeded out so much of the general population.. you were left with essentially no one.. a handful of people the government could bully into looking crazy to the rest of the public.. It is not a matter of will.. or desire at that point.. you are literally up against a mountain.. and that is why nothing will change for the positive.. because whenever there is a chance to "do something to protect the children".. like 2 round magazine limit.. for example.. the overwhelming majority of people either AGREE that its a good idea.. OR simply don't care enough to even be involved.. and the tiny minority barely has a voice.. When you guys talk about getting purchase permits in NJ.. I essentially here "are you sure you really need a gun" type attitude.. every effort in the world to make it a hassle.. When I went to the police station over my stolen Saiga.. the local chief and I talked guns for like a half an hour... in a POSITIVE way.. It is the entire mindset that is different... it is hard to change the mentality of people..
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    Buy 5 or 6 quality mags. Shoot with them to verify function and reliability. Once your satisfied they function in your rifle, load them up with your chosen SD/HD ammo and stuff them in a bandoleer, chest rig, bag, belt pouches, or whatever you want to carry them in - just make sure it something that you can fight from and that you can grab on the go. Keep them near your rifle. (I keep 5 pinned GI mags loaded with Federal 64gr TRU SP in a Gray Ghost Gear bandloeer with my primary HD rifle) Once a year, shoot the ammo in them and fill them back up with your chosen ammo. These are social mags only. They aren’t for training, they aren’t for range days. They are for the worst day of your life. I consider the minor cost a worthy investment that I hope to never need.
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    I post this with a heavy heart and its not because i'm fat. We'll its over and done with... Now we have to pick up the pieces. There really is no point in changing what you would have done yesterday just because this asshole won the election, It was an uphill battle from the start. This all falls inline with the direction the entire country has been going. Make people more dependent on Government at the expense of the taxpayers.... At some point the takers will out number the payers. You think the expansion of low income housing was just to give people a chance for nicer homes... NO its simple... When you win elections by 95% in a district you can afford to move a shit ton of tit suckers from here to there without hurting your voter base but change another area blue. its that simple. Ill just reply to individual posts. then make my closing argument Exit polling.... I guess based on the leads in certain areas its not that hard to call based on the population of those areas and others that might support kim. Not surprised at all but disappointed. Trump had Zero to do with this. Those who would vote higher taxes and sanctuary cities are people who would have supported the Democrat regardless of who he was running against or who the president was. God Bless you! While i think the GOP does deserve a good smack i do not at all think this is a reflection of future elections.. Remember in both Va and NJ trump did not stump at all... He was not invited.... Not sure how this would have helped NJ but i think it would have helped in VA a bit. This was a mistake by the campaigns. That was quick.... How exactly would you minimize losses? Oh i can. People who don't pay don't give a shit. Plus people who live in certain areas who have family that are illegals who became citizens by being born here while there parents were running across the boarder will vote for exactly that. I agree 100%. No one ever figured that trumps election would help NJ... we are in too deep. We would only have hoped the GOP would have passed something to help us here. That is a valid point... Unlikely but possible. I think i can speak for local dealers when i say we appreciate your support during a time where the state literately wants to shut us down by making it even more unfair for local gun stores to survive. I'm sure an unfair tax on in state purchases wont effect transfer fee's. <SMH> In closing let me say: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!' Yes that was a quote from the movie independence day it seemed appropriate. That being said i have been working on simple, inexpensive solutions to any additional feature bans on ar rifles. things can be done to make something into nothing without selling it, transferring it out of state or as one member put it taking a loss. Of course this will depend on how the new law is written. we will see.. You can keep a good FFL down.. we will always find a way. I have a Dremal and Duct Tape. (pronounced Duck Tape). Good night and God bless. ok its 5:30am.... Good day my friends.
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    I don';t think these cases are listened to or won based upon strategy. There are a number of justices that don't want to accept the second amendment for what it is: an essential part of the bill of rights. Until they are replaced these cases will not be heard. And if there is a good chance of losing we are better off not having them heard. As with most things with SCOTUS we are going to have to be very patient. Trump's biggest achievement so far has been his federal bench appointments. The numbers far exceed previous presidents. And for that to continue we need McConnell and a majority in the senate. By the end of hist first term he may have appointed anywhere from 30% to 50% of the judiciary. That will ge HUGE.
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    nj is a small enough state that none of us is reasonably too far to go to pa to buy our stuff. why would one buy ammo here for extortion prices when one could just cross one of the bridges to free America and get it at normal prices?
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    Oh, my... this is really quite poignant. What a cute little toddler... stood for 2 hours saluting the passing funeral procession of a cop. Those of you with small kids know how near impossible it is to keep a kid that age focused on anything for 2 hours! https://www.littlethings.com/police-officers-cohen-chastain/
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    I popped by RTSP tonight for the phone bank. I'm opening a new thread, just hoping it might get fresh eyes on this topic. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly! The Good: Finally met our very nice, helpful NRA rep, Melissa. She's abundantly grateful for anyone who's helping. This is an "easy" gig! They have a simple script and a simple app that you download onto your phone... and I'm a true Luddite, so when I say it's easy, it really is! The app automatically flows calls to you. For me, about 9 of 10 were answering machines/voice mail - so there's a brief script for leaving a message. Sometimes you get a live person - there's a short script for that too - you just ask them who they're voting for, log it into your app, thank them for their time... easy-peasy. If they choose not to answer, you just click a button that says "refused". I mean, this is NOT rocket science! I was "fully trained" in 2-3 minutes... so, a monkey could do it! LOL. Did you know, you do NOT need to make calls from one of the official sites? Melissa can help you load the app on your phone (either over the phone, or meeting you somewhere), step you through the process and you can DO IT FROM HOME. That's what I will be doing going forward. There's a sense of satisfaction that comes from DOING something... not just rolling over belly up... like a beaten down dog! (And one of the RTSP range officers came in to thank us and shake our hands... how nice is that?) Do you like swag? For those who are prize-motivated, they will be giving away swag - T-shirts, etc. - to the person who makes the most calls each week. The Bad: There were 3 people that showed up tonight. SERIOUSLY?? We have this cloud of doom named Murphy on the horizon... and there were THREE people there? No-no-NO! I'm sorry. That's just sooo wrong, I'm almost speechless. THEY NEED MORE HELP, PEOPLE!!! They need us. Melissa would be thrilled to see 10+ people at each phone bank. Can't we do that? With all the time we spend on here whining, debating ham products, talking about Chinese takeout --- we can't spend an hour making calls? Come'on now! Don't BS a BS artist! She also needs folks to help her go door-to-door. That will be done from 2-4:00 each day (in the areas where the phone banks are --- so if it's a Thursday, for example, she needs door-to-door canvassing in the Lakewood area from 2-4, then phone calling from 4-7 at Garden State Shooting Center. (See list of locations below). The Ugly: The prospect of a Governor Murphy... need I say more? Here's a repeat of the details posted in @gleninjersey's "How to Fight Murphy" thread: Every Monday 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Cheyenne Outfitters in Bordentown Every Tuesday 4:00 - 7:00 PM at RTSP in Randolph Every Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Centaur Firearms in Lumberton Every Thursday 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Garden State Shooting Center in Lakewood Every Friday 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Full Metal Jacket Gun Range in Seaville Every Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Trenton Watch Factory in Trenton (The address is: 720 Monmouth St. Trenton, 08609 - call Melissa to be let into the building). The contact info for Melissa is: Melissa Gokmogol Campaign Field Representative - New Jersey NRA-ILA Grassroots Division Cell: 702-755-4420 E-mail: melissa@nrailafrontlines.com www.nrailafrontlines.com www.nraila.org
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    Well, someone's car broke down... so I'm going to head out now for a late night rescue... just as well, I seriously can't take it hearing all you grown men crying! Personally, I'm pissed. What's that last gap? 155K votes? What's that... ummm... less than 1/4 of the gun owning population in this state? So you go ahead and piss and moan and cry and rend your garments... but for the love of god, please limit it to 24 hours. Wake up tomorrow morning, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and decide what you're going to do! Find the 2A organization that fits your style the best... and get involved. None of them cuttin' for ya? Get involved and throw the bums out. Set yourself a goal to bring x# of guests a month to the range. etc., etc. Gotta run! Sorry for your pain. But please, get over it quickly!
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    This is where rubber meets the road. The problem with "change providers if you dont like" is, in most places, there are no second or third providers / competition. WHY ? the problem circles back to Govt (whether local or other) giving exclusive rights to select parties. This goes back to the grand debate on no govt vs limited vs all-powerful govt. As much as we like to complain about "Internet", alternative media was propelled primarily because of availability of Internet. We all complain when Google / YouTube removes monetization channels for 2A guys. Now imagine them being put on a dialup connection speed (remember those days ?) while the snowflake videos are streamed at speed ? What if the content / speed filters are tweaked dynamically ? Anti-Firearm channels from YouTube work at normal speed but 2A channels from same YouTube stream at dead slow ? Do we suggest we change providers to a non-existing one ? To further the point, how would we feel if all NRA sticker vehicles are routed to single lane while rest are routed to high-speed 10 lane highway ?
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    This will be my first Thanksgiving off in a long time (Yay promotion!). We are going to my Mom and Dad's for dinner. I'm going over early so she can teach me how to do everything. She is one hell of a cook but her health is on a rapidly accelerating decline. I want to make dinner for her and Dad next year at my house - because without some divine intervention, she won't be able to.
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    There ya go. Today i took the pic. This was on my way to the "frozen nuts" match at sjsc. Just gotta say thank you to the jr Aducat for doing this. Maybe some Guadagno billboards put up real fast??? Go fund me page. God bless America and our 2nd amendment gun rights.
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    My money is going to whomever presents the best plan to sue and win, and initiates the plan. Then, and only then, will they get my money. I have about 20 years of NRA dues not paid that I'd be willing donate but they have to actually do it, not just talk about doing it. Show me what ya got and I'll show you the money.
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    A few years ago I got my wife a pair of yaktraks so she doesn't slip and fall when she shovels the driveway. She's due to get a new snow shovel this year and a snobrum so she can clean the cars too.
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    All this hate on our new Governor-elect. But I can bet 15 to 20 percent of our members here voted for him OR didn't vote at all, which is basically the same thing.
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    Let me tell you my idea of comprimise. Take all of NJ's restrictive gun laws and just add "in the commission of a crime". Make NJ a constitutional carry state. Allow any weapon as long as you meet Federal requirements (another issue to discuss). Caught carrying a weapon in a holdup? 50 years no parole. Carrying an "assault weapon" while committing a rape? Crucifixtion! Possession of a firearm during a burglary? Staked out in the surf to be eaten by crabs! I am not concerned about penalties for these or other crimes. Because I'm not going to commit them! But the Democrats are not concerned about controlling crime. They are concerned about controlling the population. Make them dependent on the government for everything. Hitler and Stalin had the same idea. Now I'm not an advocate of people having chemical or nuclear weapons in their garage as some 2A activists are. But Democrats have evolved into wanting a complete control of the population. Far from what JFK would fight for ( the last genuine Democrat in my book). The examples I listed would achieve what the Democrats say they want. But not complete control of the population.
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    I said this 8 years ago when I gave NJ the finger and moved to Florida, taking a 20% pay gun in the process.Things will never get better. I have been hearing that things will get better since 1971. They only got worse and diluting or defeating some antigun legislation was seen as progress. Progress is passing a lot of pro gun bills. Being on the offensive and not fighting a defensive war that is not being won since it hinges on one man, the Governor. The other dynamic I see is the mindset that being vocal online does much. It is no substitute for contributing money, getting off your ass and into a bus to join a protest, and even getting out to vote. They scream pro gun rights but in actuality they want others to do the work and gun rights are very low on their list. Some of us moved. I did as well as two of my shooting buddies when they talked about limiting handgun purchases to one per month and it was taking months to get a permit to buy a pistol. Now with a Democratic Governor you are up the creek as they say. No one left to veto anti gun bills. I bet most pro gun people did not even vote. I am 66 and have seen it over and over again. Big mouths and little action. I voted with my feet. I took a 20% pay cut so I have to work until I am 70 instead of tiring this year. Worth it because I have no stupid laws to worry about driving with guns in my car. As long as they are out of sight they can be loaded. I conceal carry and am so used to it I cannot imagine not doing it. There is something I learned in Vietnam, liberals make lousy squad members. Anyway, my heart goes out to all of you. Some of the best times in my life were in NJ and it is a shame that it is so close to NYC. Diseases spread sooner or later and say what you will, it will get worse. It has always gotten worse since 1971 but the new generation does not know how good it was before and thing defeating a new bill or lessening its impact is a sign of progress. It is not. It is just delaying tactics.
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    They all have a plan, for christ's sake, Hitler, Stalin and Mao had a plan too.
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    Im going to register as a Dem... i will work hard to fuck there primaries up and choose the easiest to beat... might as well play their games.
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    well on that front.....sanctuary? guess what? we the people can still do something about that. see illegals waiting for that truck for work at home depot? screw calling the police. call ice.
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    No.....Time for us to stand together and fight this bastard tooth and nail! NOT the time to back off and hide!
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    Certainly, from a 2A perspective, this is a HUGE part of the problem. IF (it ain't over yet)... but IF this jackass gets in, I'm hoping for 3 things when (not if) he starts his attack on gun owners: his attacks are broad enough to hit those who are strictly hunters too. They need to hurt - like a 2x4 hit'em in the back of the head - to get them off their asses and engaged for the NEXT election. the 2A groups start working together and strategizing THIS month - and start mapping out a strategic multi-year plan - not strategizing 8 weeks before the election - and the lawsuits need to be pre-prepared, with fundraising already started. that Trump continues to make great appts to the appeals courts so that some of the most egregious stuff could get knocked down relatively quickly. In other words, if he wins... we lost the battle, not the war. Steady on!
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    Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst.
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    I shoot alone at the range all the time. I find it much more useful practice and much safer - there is no one else there to accidentally (or intentionally) shoot me. Oh and since I am an RO/SO/RSO I have all three of them with me
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    So just tell them you self identify as Female and if they won't rent to you then you charge them with some left wing bias charge and make lots and lots of money in the socialist people's republic of New Jermany
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    If they appeal, it will go to the supreme court and they know they will lose. If that happened, then states like CA, NJ, NY, HI, MA would have to change their laws too. So D.C. got pressure from these states to be quiet and accept it. Kinda like taking one for the team.
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    stephanos bibas was advanced in the senate today for the 3rd circuit. he'll be confirmed next week. was appointed by trump to fill 1 of 3 vacancies and is considered to be a strict constitutional conservative... pieces coming together, slowly but surely... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/26/mcconnell-advances-six-judicial-nominees-base-and-republicans-push-for-more/
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    Again, Nappen is wrong. Just like the shockwave issue. We have State Officials putting out letters stating things are now legal. Yes, the laws need to be changed to reflect that. Why isn't Nappen trying to change the law instead of making thee statements? Nevermind..$$$$$$$
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    Uhh, that was Christmas, not Thanksgiving. My sister came through with my mom’s bread recipe. One of my favorite memories of my mom was her baking bread at Thanksgiving. I am going to carry on the tradition, and make it for our Thanksgiving dinner.
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    Well..... he wont be posting anymore here without a mod approving his post....
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    Dump them, then block the number. NO legitimate staffing firm will EVER charge you a fee merely to interview a candidate. It's beyond ridiculous! And their escalating aggressive phone tactics reveal their sleaze as well. FYI, a temp agency will either charge you a per hour rate for the person (and then pay that person some lower amount as their own W-2 employee)... or, agencies doing permanent placements will sign an agreement with you in advance to get a certain percent of the selected candidate's annual salary (20-30% is typical for white collar jobs)... and that's typically due after the person's been successfully on board for 60 or 90 days. These people calling you are SHYSTERS! (20+ years as a recruiter btw - corporate, agency & as a contractor - so my advice on this matter is solid).
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    NJ should say "Abandon hope all ye who enter here"
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    I may have posted something similar A year or two ago . this is pretty good animation
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    FYI – An often overlooked but very important factor in purchasing new tires for your car, SUV or truck is their age. Specifically, the date that each tire was manufactured and its relation to the date you purchase them and have them installed on your vehicle. Tire manufacturers recommend that tires should be replaced once they exceed six (6) years in age. This is regardless of the wear level of the tread and is due to the realization that the rubber polymers dry out over time and that dry rot can and does occur on the sidewalls, creating a potential weak spot that could lead to a blowout. Every tire sold in the U.S. must have a U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) label that indicates the date that tire was manufactured. You can (and should), locate the DOT code on the tire’s sidewall. The key numbers are the last four digits that indicate the date of production. Of those last four digits, the first two indicate which of 52 weeks and the second two digits refer to the year. So for example, if the last four digits of the DOT code are 2615, that indicates that tire was produced in the 26th week of 2015. FYI – Last month, I needed to buy new tires for my old roadster. Only two companies still make tires in the size I need. The local tire chain store told me they have four correct sized tires in stock and could get them the same day. Once I arrived at the store, I checked the DOT codes on each tire and discovered that all of them were four (4) years old! I refused to buy them and asked the manager to please do some research with their distributor(s) to see if he could locate and obtain four tires in the size I needed, that are no more than 12 months old. He was able to do so within a week and those are the tires I purchased. Most consumers just naively assume that the “new” tires they are purchasing were manufactured at some point in the past 12 months, but that is not always the case. Your tires may have been sitting on a rack in a warehouse for several years before they were selected for your car. This is especially true for tires that may be an odd size that is not all that common. Many tire retailers, whether they are locals, chains or online sources, do not bother to check the age of the tires since their priority is to sell tires. Therefore, the burden for this issue is on the consumer to ask, check and verify for yourself what the age of each tire is that you are buying. Caveat Emptor.... Good luck…. AVB-AMG
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    Ray, I know this is just another online forum.....I spend a great deal of time here as do you obviously with almost 15K posts! We build relationships here just as in real life and as such. We come to respect those who show wisdom and somehow seem to connect with those who share our own views. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the members here as have you. I never met Mipafox but I sure wish I could have! The fact that he got out of here yet still for years, devoted a lot of time to try to guide us to fight for our rights said much about where this man's heart was! Please, let it go Ray and try to understand the feelings of others including my own! I have grown to respect you as well and I would not sit back and remain silent if God forbid, something were to happen to you. Mipa touched some of us and pissed others off. That's the reality! That was Mipafox! God rest his soul!
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    I mentioned at work that I won't be able to afford the tax hike. He first asked me why I thought taxes would go up under Murphy and followed up with "he's only going to increase taxes on people who make over a million." This is why he got in. People hear tax increase but think someone else will have to pay it, not themselves.
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    Right now there needs to be a meeting of the leaders of every pro 2A group in this state. If they can all pool their time, money and resources, they may actually accomplish something. Each going off in their separate directions has accomplished little. Together, they could be force to be reckoned with! With every move Murphy makes, we file a case in Federal court to block him! The face of the courts is changing for the better. We must use that to our advantage and start winning for a change!
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    Don't even get me started lol. Some would say that I voted against my own self interests being that I'm a public employee and due to receive a pension in 12 years. But anyone who thinks that the state, under Murphy, is going to start making its full pension contribution is delusional.
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    I think it’s well proven that more gun control does not equal a reduction in violent crime. In my mind, fewer lawful people owning and carrying firearms creates a ‘target rich’ environment for those who intend on doing harm to others. While I have the ultimate respect and admiration for law enforcement (they do a tough job that gains little respect by many in our society) , LEO cannot be everywhere at once. Even living 4 blocks from the PD in my little town in NJ, it takes them 2 minutes to get to my house. When seconds count, that’s a lifetime... I mean ZERO disrespect towards LEO...they just can’t be everywhere at once, nor stop every act of violence. God forbid that something would happen at my ranch in Texas. The Sheriff’s Office response time would be closer to an hour, once they got to my property, through my gate, and found my house out in the middle of nowhere. I firmly believe that YOU are responsible for your own safety, and security. I despise that our politicians think otherwise.
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    Mipafox may have said it best in a PM to me a while back. "Fuck the haters. I will tell them when they are being losers, and I will support them when they are standing up. Personalities mean nothing to me. You have always been a good guy, for whatever my opinion is worth." "Fight!" Mipa, in his own often twisted way, just wanted us here in the PRNJ to grow a pair and fight for our rights. He had no patience for those who made any excuses. He was a source of knowledge and quite often, some great advice on how to get things done. His heart was in the right place!
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    Not providing any legal advice here. But I would shut the hell up and do my thing.
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    Flame cutting is when the flame or pressure or hot gases released in the barrel/cylinder gap in a revolver actually cut a groove in the top strap. It produces a fine line, actually cuts into the top strap right over the barrel/cylinder gap. Early 1900s Colts had a dimple cut into the top strap to alleviate this. This does nothing to alleviate it IMO. It just conceals the issue and the top strap comes from the factory weaker at that point. There are alloy frame revolvers that have a steel shield in the top strap where flame cutting would occur. More on that later. It is most common with magnum (357,41, and 44) and all those super magnums out there (454, 480, 500). Now I'm not that familiar with those super magnums. Flame cutting is very common on S&W K frame 357s. It usually reaches a point and stops. Every S&W K frame 357 that has shot some magnums has it that I've ever seen. Most Colts, including Pythons have it. I have never seen it on a Taurus. The only Ruger I've seen it on was a Blackhawk in 357 Maximum. Never on any other frame style or caliber Ruger. Not saying it doesn't happen just saying I've never seen it. I've seen a lot of revolvers in my time. When a revolver "kabooms" usually the cylinder blows up then the front (barrel end) of the top strap. It seems to me anything that weakens the top strap, even if it only goes so far, is not a good idea. The tighter the barrel/cylinder gap the more pronounced it gets. Like I said it usually reaches a point and stops. I had a "pinned and recessed" (I think people make too much of that) Smith Model 19 I bought new in 1974 and used mostly for PPC competition and shot mostly wadcutters. I did put less than 1000 magnums through it and the flame cutting looked like someone had run a hacksaw through the barrel/cylinder gap. You could see the flame cutting looking at the side of the top strap. That's after about 5 or 6 years. No lifetime warranty then. I got rid of it. While it's kind of an accepted thing with 357s my attitude is its avoidable with proper design. I don't mean just putting extra steel there. Alloy frame revolvers? I said I'd get back to them. As I said I've seen that extra piece if steel that's supposed to prevent or minimize flame cutting with +P 38s. I've also seen people get alloy Smith J frames converted to 9mm parabellum. A friend has a steel J frame Smith that came from the factory as a 9mm. Looks and runs fine. However converting an alloy frame designed for 20,000 psi (38 spl) to take a 35,000 psi (9mm) cartridge seems like not too good an idea in my book. People who've had this done say the gun runs fine. I'd like them to let me know how the gun is running after 8-10,000 rounds like my 70s vintage Model 60 that has had zero parts replaced and timing is fine. That's at least 250 rds a year of +P for qualification for 30 years plus a few thousand more. No flame cutting either. I don't carry +P in a J frame anymore. I carry factory wadcutters. Once you've put an entry and exit hole in the target any extra power just wasted energy and goes downrange. You can put that entry and exit in a target with a wadcutter. I realize I more than answered your question but as a truly great man told me once "knowledge is not power". The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. Hope this helps.
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    I'm signed up for tomorrow night in Lakewood, and I'll repeat as often weekly as I can. I share the sentiment that the NRA has actively neglected NJ for a long time. It's the primary reason I never joined the NRA. However the NRA is here *NOW*, so I'm going to take full advantage of their assistance to fight against the candidate that threatens to push RKBA progress in NJ way, way back. I'll resume the bitching at the NRA once Murphy is sent packing back Massholechusetts. Stop complaining, stop indulging in masochistic fantasies about how 'it's inevitable ', get off your ass and work to get Kim Guadagno elected.