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  1. 13 points
    I am really loathe to respond to your bait, because it just gives you undeserved attention. However, there are several points that need to be addressed. First are your disparaging remarks about "God given rights". The bill of rights does not grant you those rights, it simply enumerates them. For those that are religious, that would be interpreted as "God given". For those of us that are not religious they would be natural rights. The 2A is actually the right of self-preservation. Driving a car or flying a drone are not rights. A more accurate analogy would be, do you want the government to vet you before it allows you to practice the religion of your choice? In your opening paragraph you have already given yourself away when you allude to the "other side's" argument as possibly having more "common sense" - a buzz-word used by the anti-2A faction for years. They have no common sense. An element of common sense requires logic - the arguments they make to oppress our right are based on emotion, not logic. There is no compromise when it comes to the 2A. The antis have been selling the "compromise" paradigm for years. Their definition of compromise is that we give up something and get nothing in return - I don't think that is how Webster defines compromise. If you truly believe what you wrote, you are part of the problem, not part of the solution. I'm done here - I will give you no more recognition and I hope that my fellow board members feel and act likewise. Be gone troll. Adios, Pizza Bob
  2. 7 points
    I work from home, so if I didn't have an elderly parent in NJ, I'd be gone already - even if it was just to hop over the border into friendlier, less expensive Pennsylvania. The gun issue, though certainly important, is merely one tiny slice of everything that's wrong with the state - a trend toward increasing gov't control and decreasing individual freedom cuts across MANY issues. The cost, bureaucracy and aggravation that results from that trend is just not worth the "benefits" of living here.
  3. 5 points
    @Underdog, if you go back in time to when this article was written, there were several prominent 2A figures creating a super unrealistic atmosphere of fear, as @Mrs. Peelsaid above. I in no way believe we should be complacent or just sit and take it (as i said in my article), but creating that fear, knowing full well it was unrealistic was unfortunate and unnecessary. I instead sought to give a realistic approach with practical advice for people. As i said above, our rights were violated, more is coming - but i am no fan of scaring people just to scare them, or whatever purpose they had in their outrageous suggestions. While most of your response was polite and appropriate, I take severe issue with your insinuation of me using this to try to drum up business. I was not the one telling people the Gestapo was coming, NJSP was going to go door to door, that murphy will have to do raids because of political pressure for his laws to work, that ownership of a Beretta 92 or Glock 19 was sufficient for police to get a warrant (on an interesting side note, my 92, which i bought used, actually came with 10 round mags from factory oddly enough). The person who did that, is the same guy who speaks from location to location for $10 dollars a head. you would think his fear mongering, knowing full well it was just that, was designed to drum up business and get bodies in the seats. Nothing in my article was about restricting free speech, red flag laws, reasonable detours, or the like. This was about one issue, prominent 2a figures telling people that the police will be raiding them for a variety of reasons related to magazines or that they face decades in jail for them. Out of curiosity, how many search warrants have you heard of solely based upon non-compliant magazines? Heard of any doors kicked in for solely owning a Glock 19 and its ability to accept large capacity magazines? How many people have been sentenced to consecutive 18 month terms for these non-compliant magazines? How many otherwise law abiding gun owners have been charged for solely a non-compliant magazine? Dont mistake me calling out nonsense with me being ok with the trampling of our rights.
  4. 4 points
    You claim none of us will receive an 18 month jail sentence for possessing a 15 round mag yet that is precisely the purpose of the legislation. Murphy and his fellow totalitarians in the NJ legislature and judiciary want nothing less than eradication of legal gun ownership in this state. If that means throwing every gun owner in jail for spurious, unconstitutional crimes then so be it. It is settled law in NJ that "When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his peril". So yeah, perhaps some of us would get off with a fine and no jail time (and loss of the right to ever own a firearm again), but there's no guarantee and that's precisely the point. For someone whose dealings with law enforcement never extended beyond a speeding ticket, the prospect of a felony prosecution, possible jail time, and the loss of their constitutional rights - not to mention the potential deleterious effect on their future employment prospects - is a massive incentive to get on the first train out of here. You categorize as imbeciles those who believe the intent of this legislation is to "nail unsuspecting gun owners". Given the public record of NJ courts and the legislature, it's the imbecile who believes otherwise.
  5. 3 points
    We should also top calling it fake news.... It's not news at all.... its propaganda. The "news" has become a wing of the democrat party.. This is not new, it's been happening for years. At this point they just don't hide it. Evem FOX (non Entertainment) hosts spread false news and glorified spin... Judge Napolitano is a great example along with Schlep Smith... Speaking of Schlep... he's been MIA... On top of this.. Fox continues to back up CNN when they complain about trump attacking the media.... its all a shame..
  6. 3 points
    It simply depends on the cost of failure. If having to switch to irons at the range or go home early is the consequence, then most will be able to live with it. If the consequences are a blown match that cost you a couple grand to participate in, or a hunting trip to africa, then it may be prudent to buy better. If your life is on the line, then its self evident.
  7. 3 points
    Great article and spot on. I believe it will be the FAKE media that will be leading the country into the next Civil War. The primary reason for such a huge divide in the country is due to the inaccurate reporting by the media, and they are never held to account when publishing total lies. This situation with the teenagers is just another example. ALL the Liberal media as well as Dem politicians, Liberal Hollywood, etc. all jumped on this FAKE story to excoriate the teen, when in fact, he was totally innocent. The comments people posted on social media were totally disgusting. At some point, the Liberal media will Dox the wrong person/group, and that's when the shooting will start....
  8. 3 points
    We live in a state where 2A rights have been raped by multiple levels of government for years. A state where children have been suspended from school for participating in legal, sanctioned, shooting sports activities while under the direct supervision of their parent on the weekend. I find it offensive that anyone should dare attempt to suggest that it is beyond the capability of these socialist elitist dictators to violate our 4th amendment rights while pursuing their goal of disarming citizens.
  9. 3 points
    Maksim's post is a well reasoned and constructed argument, proceeding from a position of freedom, historical perspective, and common sense. Phil Murphy and the rest of the progressive Democrat NJ government do not occupy the same logical space. They proceed from the assumption that they know what's best for us, the rest of us don't, and therefore it's incumbent on them to place us in an ever tightening legal straitjacket until they accomplish their ultimate objective: confiscation. My wife and I have waited together for over 42 years for something to change for the better. It hasn't. It's getting worse. And the demographics in this state offer no reasonable hope that it will get better. The two of us are out of time. So we already have one foot out the door.
  10. 3 points
    I am not into politics.... never was, and still only dabble at the edge. But from what I am seeing for our future in this corrupt state, I want out. As soon as I can cut ties with NJ, the house will go up for sale. And it has much more than gun laws to do with it.... I cannot fathom why in order to own a nice home in NJ, it must include $1000/mo or more in Property taxes. When other states can do it for 75% less. This alone could be the reason for leaving.....
  11. 2 points
    I did it the first time around. They are decent bino's. All we need now is the same deal on a decent spotting scope.
  12. 2 points
    Would be great if a news org like NJ.com would ask the governors office if this was intentional or an oversight...
  13. 2 points
    Already got one on order from @remixer aka Monmouth Arms. Can't wait to get it out to the range!
  14. 2 points
    I knew i was Brilliant .....just a matter of time until the rest of you to realize it
  15. 2 points
    I did not and will not :).. It was that idiotic.
  16. 2 points
    I've been looking over my shoulder ever since i heard it was Kristallnacht all over again.
  17. 2 points
    And the same applies to a person who others fear may self-harm. Great, you took guns away from a suicidal person… but now what? You send them home to a house full of: rope? knives? poison? pills? a car (carbon monoxide)? Sadly, people kill themselves using all types of tools. The focus needs to get off of the one particular tool... and on to whatever mental health crisis is purportedly taking place. But, that would suddenly bring up the ugly truth... that we as a country absolutely suck at dealing with mental illness. Well-intentioned, robust patient privacy laws sometimes prevent loving families from even knowing what's happening... and in those cases where they DO suspect trouble, there are unbelievable hurdles to getting someone admitted even for short-term hospital stays (because we have fewer psychiatric beds available today than in the 1950's). And THAT whole mental health quagmire is big... and messy... and expensive... and NO ONE wants to tackle it. It's so much easier to just grab a few guns... and strip a few people of their Constitutional rights, isn't it?
  18. 2 points
    That falls under the heading of “Not my problem”. Personally - I follow that advice religiously. I don’t aspire to mediocrity and I will set myself up for success in all I do. I have preached this mindset, as have others. People follow it or not. If their equipment selection doesn’t affect me or my people, I don’t care what people buy. I will attempt to guide them, using their stated mission as a template, and reminding them of the difference between "Lowest Price" and "Best Value" an important distinction that many gun owners seem to ignore. I can direct the people under my care and control to examine their personal needs and buy accordingly. As for the rest, we can advise and guide, but we can’t mandate. There is some personal responsibility involved and some folks just can’t be reasoned with. The “just as good as” crowd, the “parts is parts” crowd, the “keep it simple” crowd - all have legitimate philosophies to some degree. The lack of flexibility in the thought process is the hard part. Ultimately, you can’t resolve a software issue with a hardware fix. Yes, 99.9% of shooters would be better served with 1000 rounds of ammo and some quality training than a new aftermarket trigger and lighter springs. But, you know what they say about leading a horse to water...
  19. 2 points
    “The mission drives the gear train” - Pat Rogers
  20. 2 points
    Note to self: never let Maksim borrow one of my guns or optics.
  21. 2 points
    Everything here is absolutely correct. The fake news process has become a toxic pollution to our society. So what is the solution? How do we as a country reverse this course? It didn't happen overnight and it can't be fixed overnight, but what is the outline to get back to a media system that presents facts without biased opinions, false claims and edited videos and let's people come to their own conclusion? I know a lot of people who distrust the media and can identify the same faults with the journalism process that were identified in this blog. What is the next step? Is there an organization that supports the 1st amendment like the NRA or ANJRPC supports and advocates for the 2nd amendment?
  22. 2 points
    I remember the day I rolled up on a GNX w/ my 79 Trans-Am. Boy did I get spanked. It was quite humbling.
  23. 2 points
    As you can see in the photos, we uncovered some horrible rot, but I was in good hands..... as you will see....
  24. 2 points
    67gtonut: Thank you for taking the time to write and share with us your car photos and some salient points about your beautiful GTO and how it was and is one of your passions. I can relate and empathize with you since Like you, I am also a "car nut" and appreciate the time, effort and money you have invested to modify, maintain the special and unique aspects of your car. I understand the motivations, challenges and yes, politics of taking your car to various car shows and meets. I am also active in a number of enthusiast automobile clubs and have learned much while serving as a judge over the years. When we meet others who are as knowledgeable, if not more so, about our cars, it becomes a very satisfying and inspirational conversation and learning experience. For folks like us, these cars are more than just transportation and a means to get from point A to B. They are symbols of the dreams and aspirations of our youth, rolling repositories of precious memories and symbols of what we value, along with being part of our multi-faceted personalities. All the best and I still look forward to eventually seeing your car in "the flesh".... AVB-AMG
  25. 2 points
    Problem with NJ gun owners are we are as diverse as our population. We have gun owners that are fall with all political parties. while most do lean right there are some that no doubt lean left from our perspective but are centrists according to them. The other problem is people complain a lot but don't get out and vote, Donate to candidates that support the 2nd AD. We cant beat the left in NJ by going for the gold. We need to Baby Step it... Target 1 candidate at a time. This is the only way to give us a chance.
  26. 2 points
    To be optimistic: I hope that they go so far that the Supreme's are finally able to save us.
  27. 2 points
    Which is why I am seriously considering leaving in a very few short years.
  28. 1 point
    Nice review! I got the Laser Academy for Christmas, but have not yet had a chance to try it out.
  29. 1 point
    For comfort, yes. I went up a size on the pants and belt.
  30. 1 point
    I plan on making some calls to the towns and my former town. Best thing we can do is spread the message and will get a response.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    I want to get a black one. I think this would be the perfect handgun for introducing children to shooting.
  33. 1 point
    Without a doubt, yes. Though I wouldn’t use such a unmeasurable term like “ruggedness” as the example. That’s a spectrum from “flimsy” to “bombproof” where the buyer is going to have to pick a point that is “good enough” for them.
  34. 1 point
    very good advice, dont forget , a warrant is limited in its scope , if they are looking for x then where would x typically be. say you give consent to say look in your safe, then please dont forget consent can be revoked at any time. look in my safe and night stand typical places where one could hide x doesnt mean look in your kids rooms etc. Consent is always often done with a written signed form by you, this gives the officer permission and acts as proof they asked and you verbally consented .one could say write in, the scope of looking around is limited to XXXX. I never in a hundred years thought we would be talking about this in the unites states of America. well this is the peoples republic of nj. sadly shaking head. worst case read anything you sign, call your attorney. not saying this will happen but knowledge is power. It will go like any other state. wife or neighbor calls, burglary or fire investigation etc, and x is found during that. Any officer can ask to look at anything, probable cause is needed for a warrant. unless there is an immediate threat to public safety. persons and cars basicly moveable objects are easier to search if you know what your doing, homes are tougher to obtain search warrants for, there probable cause is the bench mark. oh yes and dont forget , gray area is any adult occupant kid, wife or uncle staying over for holiday can certainly open that door and say sure come on in eben if your not home. I need to stop here, this is a public forum, the last thing we need is bad guy learning the ropes. if any other leo or attorney or anyone else care to add feel free.
  35. 1 point
    "1. Commit a crime while using a firearm (bank robbery, home invasion, rape, mugging, etc, etc) get a decade added to your prison term when found guilty. No pleading down to a lesser charge. No making the gun charge go away. " If you demonize the inanimate object it will remain the focus instead of the individual.
  36. 1 point
    If politicians were serious about "common sense" gun control it would look something like this: 1. Commit a crime while using a firearm (bank robbery, home invasion, rape, mugging, etc, etc) get a decade added to your prison term when found guilty. No pleading down to a lesser charge. No making the gun charge go away. 1a) Ex-felons found with any firearm (which is in and of itself a violation of law) go to jail for 10 years minimum. Even if the crime which led to their arrest was entirely nonviolent. 2. Expand firearm rights for legal gun owners. Examples - do away with mag limits, do away with "evil features" which in reality are simply cosmetic differences, allow law abiding citizens the right to carry conceal, do away with the permitting scheme. Does't have to be all at once. Can be over time. Once it is evident that "blood isn't running in the streets" and "main street hasn't become the wild west" then continue to further expand law abiding citizens rights. The place that has blood running in the streets and what seems to be nonstop shootings is Detroit. A city with some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country. The above would be a "compromise". Criminals using firearms or felons possessing firearms receive harsh sentence. Law abiding gun owners remain overtaxed, but much happier, NJ citizens. Police and prosecutors can focus on criminals rather than looking for ways to destroy law abiding gun owners lives (Shaneen Allen, Brian Atkin, Brian Fletcher, etc, etc) Above will never happen because it is logical. Are NJ gun owners on a sinking ship. Yes. The problem is so is EVERYONE else in NJ!
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Congratulations Troy: It is very rewarding to be able to share with so many others the results of your extensive repair and upkeep efforts for what has been a labor of love for you for so many years with your beautiful GTO. I bet I can guess what you may be getting as Christmas presents for some of your family members...Heh, heh. All the best... AVB-AMG
  39. 1 point
    Thanks! I wanted to go this year, but it doesn't look like it's going to work out - this is a great alternative to Lead East, which has become a shit show in the last few years.
  40. 1 point
    looking great/ love the color combo.
  41. 1 point
    very nice work !!!! I love the color, and the black rims.../// just looks cool///..... Love to see a pic of some smoke billowing out of the rear.... Well done
  42. 1 point
    Will post some more stuff in time..... get into some of the aftermarket mods on the car....
  43. 1 point
    Great story and history about the car. Hope to see it at a show.
  44. 1 point
    Looking forward to seeing this. I still have not built out my NJGF lower we did a few years back... and looks quite interesting.
  45. 1 point
    Please post when you go my son and I try to go to the local shows, never been to boonton will check it out. Been to DMC last year was off route 10 if I remember. And the show in Oakland not that big but a nice turnout.
  46. 1 point
    Pretty much this........just like CA, nothing gun owners can do at this point. Nothing left but to move. Oh, and to all those 'I'll just purchase out of state'....good luck with that. The ID card Sweeney, and Murphy will push will only be able to read by NJ vendors.....feature, not a bug or flaw.
  47. 1 point
    Nice!!!! I see the the playboy bunny.
  48. 1 point
    Let's just say.... the JC Whitney catalog was well used.....

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