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Dan last won the day on April 6 2012

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  1. I can't find anything in the statutes under the exemptions that would allow a retail licensed gun store employee to carry a loaded firearm. Actually I can't find anything that would allow them to handle any firearm other than transporting them under 2c36-6 subsection g conditions (unloaded in a fastened box, etc). Same goes for a customers fondling retail guns. This is the same twilight zone are of law like letting your friend hold your gun at your home makes both of you felons. While technically illegal, it goes against the spirit of the law to go after. It seems unofficially the govt overlords consider gun shops as gun ranges even if a physical range doesn't exist. Just file it under the selective enforcement section. Just like the AWB is still on the books in full force yet is just not prosecuted provided people play the evil feature game. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I'd take a look at aimsurplus's NiB BCG's. I have one of their versions and it runs great. I'm sold on the nickel boron coating for its innate lubricity and ease of cleaning. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Since moving to NC, which has open carry, I have observed zero issues with the law. I don't see people walking around OC'ing anywhere I've been. For the most part it seems people here get it, and they will get it in Texas eventually. I did see the bottom of a guy's 1911's holster extending down past his jacket at a park, without OC laws he'd be in the danger zone. Its this reason as to why OC laws are important. Just like anything it is a situational thing. Just like it is your 1st amendment right to go screaming around at the top of your lungs that turkey is the best meat, if you do it in the middle of a busy mall it will get you into trouble. IMO same goes for OC. There is a time and place. Sure if you decide to parade your AR around the mall with a tacticool vest full of loaded mags, it will cause problems. You won't be charged with any gun related issues, but you will be removed one way or another as its private property. Even if there are no signs posted, a property owner can ask you to leave, same goes for anyone for a myriad of other legal reasons not related to guns. I saw on the news here that one guy did pull a stunt like that, and the only follow up was that he left with the cops. No charges or anything after that. Otherwise, it seems here that the gun community gets it here. Sure a tasteful rights rally with people OC'ing is one thing and would be pretty much accepted, but standing on street corners OC armed to the hilt 'just because' does nobody any good. What OC laws do protect are things like... - Getting out of your vehicle and holstering your CC handgun in the parking lot - Adjusting your clothing for comfort while CC'ing and you expose some of your holster/gun accidentally - Reaching up on a shelf for something, wind blows your jacket, squatting down and printing, etc etc - OC'ing while camping/hiking etc. Basically it prevents the anti's from using their eagle eyes and phone cameras for snagging people up in technicalities.
  4. Take a look at areas where you can commute using Amtrak, around philly. 1:20 train ride
  5. The crux of the problem with these cases are that they are being heard by circuit courts smack dab in the middle of renegade states with whome do not recognize the 2nd Amendment. In fact it is clear that the court ruling has thrown out the baby with the bath water when it comes to applying the proper level of scrutiny that a civil right demands. The "public safety" argument was weighed heavily in McDonald and was rejected under the premise that many of our rights enumerated in the bill of rights have "contriversial public safety implications" (Scalia). That does not mean that states can simply discount them and brush them off. In particular, the anti's use the public safety argument for banning semi auto sporting rifles, when they are used in ~.05% of all gun related murders. I guess they already lost the fight on handguns (Heller) which are invovled in something like 85% of gun related murders so they have to go after something. Another example... My argument is our wonderful news media outlets which deifies people who commit attrocities, particularly when the tool used was a firearm. This application of free speech is responsible for these recent heinous actions. Many times the killers mention in their notes that their goal is to be forever burned into pop culture, of course facilitated by media. Guess what, don't give that to them. Ban reporting on murderers of any kind. It won't be worth it for them and the nut jobs won't do it. Alas we can't because of that pesky 1st amendment.... The other issue is that free states can't file a case to challenge once and for all what are the boundaries of what are considered protected arms under the 2A and have them tried in additional Court of Appeals circuits for additional rulings which most likely would be contradictory to the fascist circuit rulings. Instead , cases filed in civil rights repressed states have to follow a trail of destruction up to the Supreme court, which for the best hope is apathetic over what kinds of guns the 2A protects.... at least they'd have an open mind.
  6. For me, standardizing on ammo for guns you will shoot a lot was a lesson learned. I don't mean everything has to be the same, but trying to keep consistent makes life easier. Example, for me I settled on 9mm for most of my pistols that I shoot a lot. It means I can stock up on good deals, expensive defensive ammo works accross my collection, can grab any pistol and I know I'll have ammo for it, and reloading is easier not having to stock up on different components and press configs.
  7. Bottom line... if a cop wants to search your car that badly, it will happen, and it will happen in a "legal" manner no matter what the circumstances. Its just a matter of how much time the cop wants to spend. If they can't find PC in the way of things like some crushed leaves or dust laying around that looks like "drug residue", the option to call in the 4th amendment silver bullet remains, aka the drug sniffing dog. Yes, the drug sniffing canine instantly vaporizes your 4th amendment rights when used in an unscrupulous manner. Its a perfect system really. The handler subjectively interprets the dogs actions for a "hit", and on top of that can provide a subtle cue to the dog to trigger the hit response. Once that hit has been interpreted by the handler they have PC, you can tear up your 4th amendment rights and throw them in the fire. Try defending against this in court... its pretty tough to question a dog on the stand. You'd have to spend 10's of thousands to hire expert witnesses to scrutinize over the dash cam vid to try to find incorrect usage of the dog. I've seen vids where they let the dog jump up on the hood of the car scratching up the hood. After they had their fun, you are now left with a scratched up car with a jacked up interior. If there is damage, good luck pursuing restitution for any damages. Key take away is: Your 4th amendment rights are but a mere inconvenience to cops when it comes to searching motor vehicles, perhaps with the exception of a mobile home that you are living in. Always respectfully assert your rights, no need to make it easy for them. After that, don't give them a reason to not like you, and most likely they will not go through the trouble.
  8. I just went with an Interlogix (ex-GE) Simon XTi wireless system. I bought it through http://www.home-technology-store.com I went the GSM connectivity route. Home technology store will set you up with an alarm.com and nextalarm.com account. Alarm.com is for all the home automation and notification stuff, and Nextalarm for dispatch monitoring. It comes with Z-wave built in with the GSM module. Its great. I have some exterior and interior lights upgraded to zwave switches. I also have a Schlage front door keypad lock and two thermostats that all integrate with the panel over Zwave. I can view the status of all sensors, activate lights, unlock the front door, control thermostats, and program macros and schedules for activities. It logs every activity in real-time. I even have it set up that when our mobile phones are both 3 miles away, the thermostats go into energy saving mode. They then reactivate when we are back within the 3 mile radius. It comes to $39 a month for everything. I used to just have basic $14 Nextalarm monitoring for dispatch, but I thought the extra $24 for the alarm.com GSM+home automation stuff was worth it for me. There are lots of good options out there, this is definitely one to check out.
  9. Make sure you grab up some extra lower common spring and detent parts! You will inevitably loose one or the other during a build. It kills the build buzz if you don't have spares around. Have fun!
  10. Just a note on using the Hornady Dry Lube spray as a spray down for the press and parts... I used to do the same thing but I learned that it doesn't really protect the metal well , as in formation of surface rust. I'm in the unfortunate position of having the press in the garage, so its exposed to exterior temps and humidity. Not optimal, but I have to do what I have to do. I've switched to using Eezox as a cleaner/lube for the press and parts. It works great on the internal die parts. It doesn't leave behind any sticky residue and offers great protection against rust and corrosion. The carrier is a solvent, trichloroethylene, it's potent one at that so watch the fumes and glove up. It's a probable carcinogen and it will give you a case of dry skin in no time flat. All the bad has some good...the solvent makes it great as a cleaner in the wet-phase. Once it evaporates, it leaves behind the active components. It's not a great lube, but leaves a great foundation to add a wet lube or grease to in areas that need it. If I'm using the press a lot, and just a general wipe down/clean up, I'll use Ballistol in between Eezox treatments. Its decent at corrosion protection just by itself. It works great as a general wipe/wet lube for light duty areas of the press. The added bonus is that is good for the skin and non toxic. Big pluses when you have your hands all over the equipment.
  11. Remember the IO AK boondoggle? http://njgunforums.com/forum/index.php/topic/19115-io-inc-rifles/page-2 Just like with the M1 carbine clones, if enough people call into the NJSP asking "mother may I", NJ will drop the hammer. Status quo is for the state to turn a blind eye to the statutes as long as people comply with the NJAC evil feature game. You can still be arrested and charged for possession of a AW based on the "substantially identical clause", but at least can use precedent and NJAC as a defense (still not guaranteed). Add to that prosecutors are supposed to follow NJAC guidelines when pressing charges. Its loose protection , but at least its there. Since it is not rule of law, anytime people call in to the NJSP and make a stink asking about legality of xyz gun, it draws unwanted attention and scrutiny and the State will always default to the unconstitutional statutes still on the books and administratively ban that particular gun. Nothing stops them from continuing this practice until someone challenges the state in court and hopefully wins. Both sides have a lot to loose if they lost that battle, so NJ continues to move forward in this bazaar status quo condition when it comes to the AWB and the "substantially identical" definition.
  12. I wonder if the "no lone, first time shooters" covers anyone who brings their own HG to pop off some rounds and gets a gold star sticker that they are now permitted to rent stuff moving forward. I would think this demonstrates that the person has access to a personal firearm and wouldn't need to rent one for purposes other then punching holes in paper.
  13. I'd love to know the details of this case other then anti-gun PRNJ.com. The only other information I could find was that the cops said he gave "inconsistent reasons" for being there and he and his mother said he was there for "job related purposes". Sure the equipment he was carrying was odd, but perhaps he's just a paranoid mall-ninja type... if something were to happen perhaps he'd feel he'd be prepared as a first responded type before the police could arrive. The way I see it, I would think they would throw the book at him with a 20+ year sentence (which they easily could do with all of the laws broken) if they thought he was that much of a threat.... Especially in anti-gun rights PRNJ. I'm sure we're not getting the full story. Whats funny is that in a different state, this would have been a non-issue. Only states like NJ have people brainwashed to think that someone with body armor and handguns is immediately a crazy nut and a threat to society. In my new home state, I can walk out the door wearing a vest and 3 handguns loaded with hollow points and walk down through a busy shopping area without a problem. I won't be arrested or paraded in the media as being a nut.
  14. I can't agree more. Like Slip EWL, my fav gun oil. It's synthetic hydrocarbon based and probably shares most of its chemistry with other synthetic hydrocarbon industrial lubricants like synthetic motor and gear oil. Where things differ is the blending of the base oils and the additive package. What makes sense for an engine in terms of blend and additives may not make sense for a gun and visa versa. Some examples are anti foaming agents and viscosity modifier additives. The less chemicals inevitably in contact with my skin, the better.
  15. Doesn't surprise me at all. Plant based lubricants have been around for a long time, even in modern formulations and uses. Here is an example that I found http://gemtek.com/products/safe-lube/product-line/safe-lube-industrial-lubricants/ . Ballistol comes to mind which uses a blend of mineral and plant based components. Mineral oil is petrol-chemical derived, but is fairly inert and even used in pharmaceutical grades for ingestion as a laxative. Plant based oils used for industry are typically processed, e.g. hydrogenation, polymerization. This improves qualities desirable as a lube, and also extends its shelf life tremendously. What do you know, Crisco is a blend of fully and partially hydrogenated soybean and palm oils. Its no wonder they may share some chemical similarities with FC.
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