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  1. 7 points
    As I mentioned in another thread, we bought a condo in Florida a couple of years ago, and have started spending some time down here. We have not become residents yet, but still are able to enjoy a taste of life in a free state with Covid sanity and everyday concealed carry. Yesterday I purchased the Zastava Arms ZPAP M70 for which I have been lusting. Bought it online from Atlantic Firearms and had it shipped to a local dealer. When I went over to pick it up, he asked me for my DL and Florida CCW permit (if I had one). I filled out a 4473 and a few minutes later, he said, "You're all set." Holy crap! No waiting days for an "instant" background check requiring a return trip to the dealer. In just minutes I was able to walk out with my new beauty. While I was there, a fellow walked in and asked to look at a handgun. He checked it out for a few minutes, then said, "OK, I'll take it." Same deal for him: DL, Florida CCW, 4473, and out the door in a few minutes with the gun. I should note that with the ready availability of guns in Florida, contrary to the hysterical fears of legislators in states like New Jersey, not only do legal gun owners not run around shooting each other, one rarely (like, never) even sees a gun. All that aside, the weather here has been great, the people warm and welcoming. On days when it's a little cooler, with temperatures in the mid-60's, when we can't sit by the pool or go to the beach, the weather is perfect for golf, pickle ball, running and working out, or just hanging out. Unfortunately, we have to leave "The Matrix" next week to return to Jersey for six weeks in the middle of winter, for some weddings and other family events. But we get to look forward to returning in mid-March for another 6-8 weeks. If any of you are down this way, be sure to say hi!
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    Thanks. Since i saw your post with address. I decided to drive out there today. Since im off of work for the next two months or so. Soo its just shy of 45 min drive. Im about a stones throw of pa. Ican describe it as cabelas without all the bs clothes and other stuff. I should of been at shotshow this week. But im a cranky no bs guy. So as my wife put it. You probably woulda been arrested. I dont do the mask covid thing. Anyway. I bought today. Yaktrax. A sifter for seperating media from casings. A leather 5.11 belt. 10 rd magpul 700 long action 300 mag. 700 short action 10 rd mag. 1lb of 4350 imr. Magpul picitanny bipod fde. I went there expecting to purchase nothing. But to my surprise. 350$ later. These were things i needed? Just so ya know. They had all sorts of current pistols many rifles. Mostly hunting. Whole section of bows and boots. The gay guy at the counter seemed kinda pissy. But everyone else was very happy and helpful. Make it a half day trip. Right around the corner is tractor supply. Harbor freight. And to boot. Tanners was on my way home. Tanners is about 10 mins away. If you haven’t been there. Its a must. Soo. Yeah make a half day trip. I was surprised what they had. Like i said. Its cabelas without 50 percent of the bs. They offer a 5% discount for military also. Its worth the trip.
  4. 6 points
    I’ve posted this before, but it is a good reminder: GUN STORE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT PAID OR TRAINED TO GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE!! I repeat - GUN STORE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT PAID OR TRAINED TO GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE!! Do not rely on gun store employees to keep you out of jail, or to interpret laws for you. They are there to take your money and walk you through some paperwork. Heed their advice at your own risk. They are paid to sell guns and keep the shop out of trouble - NOT YOU. They are not required to have any training or certification in NJ or Federal laws past what is required to take your money, get you through NICS, and get you out the door. There are some good ones that are knowledgeable. It is up to you to vet them, and decide if they are trustworthy. Take legal advice from competent and reputable lawyers*. Preferably one well versed in NJ gun laws. * Yes, that includes taking advice from well meaning members on online Gun Forums as well. Yes, that includes what I wrote above. I am not a lawyer. Accept what I said above at your own risk. If you don’t know, research what you learned and vet what you hear/read here and elsewhere (which sounds exactly like what you are doing. Kudos!) That being said, Krdshark is correct. You are right. They are wrong. (Except for any restrictions on firearms on certain properties - for example a military base)
  5. 6 points
    I personally know of at least a dozen former posters who admitted they simply got turned off by the tone and thus stopped participating here for the reasons I stated. They were very knowledgeable, too - they really brought something to the table! That's a loss! I've also had a few members - brand-new gun owners - who left for similar reasons. That's a loss, also. How do I know this for a fact? Because I see the complaints that come in, and because on occasion, I randomly follow-up and ask. For context, as a former recruiter, I use to think that "exit interviews" were heavily under-utilized. I knew that if companies spent more time keeping their current employees engaged and satisfied, they'd have less expense recruiting replacements when they walked out the door. Same principle applies here. More to the point, the 2A community is quite literally locked into a battle for its survival! We can't afford to drive ANYONE away. We should be pulling them into the fold. You even have "looky-loos" who read through these forums before they buy a gun (I know, because I was one of them). We don't want to turn people off. It's a strategic error.
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    No, with all due respect... I don't think it's the mix of topics! It's largely because there's too much vitriol and just plain silliness even on the threads about serious gun topics, and I know this for a fact, because I see the complaints that roll into my mailbox - and that's a common theme. And though I can't speak to Bob's situation directly, I've personally questioned a handful of members who once actively participated and no longer do so, so I think I have a sense for what generates drop-offs. So, the next time that you see a moderator admonish someone on a thread to "stop with the personal attacks" - or - if you suspect/know we put someone in a time-out (because they refused to meet those requests to lay off the attacks), please understand, THAT'S why we do those things! For the most part, people want their time on here to be enjoyable. And for most personality types, "enjoyable" means sharing information about their past-time, using that info to help people new to the shooting sports, learning a new thing or two themselves, arranging the occasional get-together, enjoying a sense of community, etc. If they don't like politics, they can avoid the 1A Lounge, but they should still be able to enjoy ALL of the other forums!!! What they don't want is to be chided, needled, or attacked. And if they post a thread about a serious topic, they also don't want it hijacked with a bunch of dumb, off-topic responses rolling in. I have heard this repeatedly over the years. And not from "snowflakes" either!... from normal, rational adults. There's a lesson in there for all of us... if we're mature enough to accept it. Again, I'm in no position to speak for him directly... but I will say that someone like Pizza Bob is a wealth of information, and a great guy in terms of reaching out to new gun owners. It irks me to no end when posters like him drift away. New Year's Resolution - let's all do better!
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    They closed my son’s school for this:
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    I figure once I use HP in self defense I don’t possess them any more. I transferred ownership at 1000 fps
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    You're right, they're wrong.
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    GOV. MURPHY'S ANTI-GUN BILL PACKAGE FIZZLES AS LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS Thanks to Gun Owners For Making the Difference! January 11, 2022. Thanks to an overwhelming outcry from law-abiding gun owners, Governor Murphy's much-touted anti-gun bill package fizzled as the 2020-2021 legislative session ended. Your efforts made the difference, and the current outcome proves that no matter how overwhelming the odds, no matter how futile it may seem, the outcome of every legislative battle is never written in stone and the collective effort of gun owners and sportsmen can make the difference. That being said, a new two-year legislative session is now beginning, and the anti-gun bill package will likely be resurrected all over again as the session unfolds. But in this upcoming session, new national standards could be set by the U.S Supreme Court (in the pending right to carry case) that greatly clarify the boundaries of what is permissible generally in laws restricting Second Amendment rights. That could affect misguided proposals like Governor Murphy's, which fail to punish gun crime and instead restrict the rights of honest citizens who have nothing to do with crime. In the meanwhile, gun owners should enjoy a well-deserved short break in the action, as the legislative session resets and the gradual bill introduction process begins all over again. Enjoy the moment, but be prepared to go into action once again in the not-too-distant future. Click the link below for the online version of this alert: https://www.anjrpc.org/page/Murphys2AAttacksFizzleasSessionEnds?fbclid=IwAR2VNycJm-0uotT_QFoMVpRjrq-5o7lurGyXBT-NWqjFBt5ZnPbx7U4NZEs
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    This is a biggie to think about. It also hold true for ALL municipal services. What happens if the water treatment staff is short handed, can't keep the pumps running or they don't have the treatment chemicals? How about the sewer authority, do they have enough staff to keep the crap flowing downhill? Power company, enough staff to keep the lights on, and let's hope we don't get an ice storm. You need to be prepared for any disruption in services. Add in Fire, rescue squad or police. Are YOU prepared? Also, this isn't just because of people being actually sick. It's also the quarantine policies that are keeping the healthy people out of work for 7 - 14 days after exposure.
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    This boy should get a nice, big, juicy T-bone steak! It also follows the primary rule in k9 training, always trust your dog! LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A German shepherd named Tinsley, first thought to be a lost dog, successfully led New Hampshire state police to the site of its owner’s rollover crash. Both the vehicle’s occupants were seriously hurt, but thanks to Tinsley’s dogged efforts they quickly received medical assistance once officers discovered the truck, which went off the road near a Vermont interstate junction, WMUR-TV reported Tuesday. “The dog was trying to show them something,” said Lt. Daniel Baldassarre of the New Hampshire State Police. “He kept trying to get away from them but didn’t run away totally. “It was kind of, ‘Follow me. Follow me.’ And they did that and you know, to their surprise to see the guardrail damaged and to look down to where the dog is looking at, it’s just, they were almost in disbelief,” he said. https://apnews.com/article/oddities-lifestyle-new-hampshire-dogs-f7b882ddd8138fcbdea96e42d931d21e
  20. 5 points
    I hope you're right, but I'm pretty sure they'll bring it up again. The Heller decision won't stop them from enacting it, and then counting on years in the courts to maybe get a rejection. IMO there's not a single Democrat in Trenton that believes in, supports and defends the Constitution as written.
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  23. 4 points
    REALLY unfortunate name….
  24. 4 points
    Texas ain’t much different. The first time I walked into an Academy Sports, and saw TONS of guns and ammo (and the ammo was out openly so you could get it yourself…no clerk required). Rifles and shotguns were in racks where you could openly handle them too. Handguns, of course, were locked in a case, but it’s no problem to have a clerk hand one to you. Because I lived in Nj for 21 years, I almost felt like I was doing something WRONG when I handled them in the shop, with no ‘supervision’. It was kind of a surreal feeling. I guess living in the northeast, you get browbeaten that firearms are verboten, and those who own them are criminals. Texas is VERY different in that respect. Talk about firearms, and what you own, where you shoot/hunt like is very common, like it was people talking about what kind of golf clubs you have and what course you play. Now that I have my Texas DL…next step is CHL.
  25. 4 points
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. NJ Stautes, for the law abiding gun owner, only cover where you can possess hollowpoints. They say nothing about where you can use them.
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    Forum probly got too off topic. Let's be honest, it's heavy on politics, culture wars, pandemic, pepper stuff.....some folk may not want to see all that on their gun forum.
  29. 4 points
    I shot USPSA with him at Shongum before Christmas and I got an email today. He's fine. Thanks for the concern, he says.
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    I would tend to agree but there are a couple issues. In cold or cool weather, just about any jacket or coat would negate the usefulness of the kinetic rounds and in hot weather, concealment is an issue. I'm not so sure your average LEO would not give you shit. I would not choose to be a test case! Show it to a COP and tell him "But officer, it's not a gun...It's a launcher". I bet he will show you his launcher pretty quickly!
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    You might want to wait until the WuFlu goes away as dealers are trying to preserve their profits by putting huge mark-ups on both new & used vehicles right now.
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    Illinois number can’t be right. I guess the same people who counted that also count their votes in Chicago.
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    If you do end up making the drive to PA to buy your airguns, be aware that you will find many rifles with internal sound suppressors built in. That is perfectly legal, as airguns are not firearms. Until you cross the border into NJ, where reality and federal laws both are ignored by the idiots in the legislature. In NJ, airguns magically become firearms. No one has actually observed this magical transformation take place, but somehow as you cross the border the airgun you legally bought becomes a suppressed firearm you can't have, and you, as possessor, have magically become a criminal. So buy with caution, and don't bring in any airgun marketed as suppressed or silenced.
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    Some old school SNL humor.
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    Finally had chance to take meadow out on hunt, went on non stocking day but was still busy I'm guessing because everyone has off for holidays. She did good found one bird and worked it for about 200 yds before flush it was running through rye grass. Harvested with 28GA O/U purchased from Tony broke some clays with it 1st time hunting 28GA worked out real nice Great caliber to hunt over dog.
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    Happy New Year, All. Thought I'd start you off smiling and thinking to clear your hangovers...
  42. 4 points
    So you can steal $900 without being arrested, so I wonder if there's a limit to what you need to claim. Questions Is it net amount per looting or gross? is it the value of price tag or what you hocked it for? Can you itemize? Can you deduct Masks, Hammer, getaway car, fuel. Can you file jointly if you loot together ? Is there a hotline number to help eith questions.
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    Might be rough at first , but I say save your money and move into Snipers house.
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    Buy only the best! Check out eBay in Afghanistan, They are selling them cheap!
  48. 3 points
    I have been using Chewy autoship for about 2 years. My girl goes through about 40lb a month and I have been getting a 50lb bag shipped each month. I now have 7 months supply on hand and the latest shipment got dropped off last Saturday. I have a longer supply for her than I do for the people in my house.
  49. 3 points
    Because of the quarantine rules, Not because people are home sick in bed. Another manufactured crisis.

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