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Everything posted by keithco88

  1. touche...less multitasking for me
  2. Constitution written out in color as a mosaic (or whatever the right term is) to be the American Flag...pretty cool & wanted to share http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-reason-for-the-season
  3. Here's the Washington Post link directly http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/18/majority-of-americans-say-guns-make-homes-safer/?wprss=rss_the-fix Great survey EXCEPT they didn't ask the critical question of "do you have hands on experience with firearms?" I think most of us agree that once people get their hands on it and realize it doesn't shoot itself and have explosive plane killing rounds they have a better understanding that the owner of the trigger finger is the problem more than the tool. Regardless wanted to share
  4. see TTAG article linked here for policeone.com survey asking questions about proposed gun laws, concealed carry, etc. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/04/daniel-zimmerman/question-of-the-day-do-you-know-more-about-guns-than-15000-cops-mr-president/
  5. might i suggest this be in the running (if you're purchasing just for the occasion) http://www.rangerup.com/freemen.html
  6. @OP - Not sure you objective here, but if you're trying to collect the information from those in a best position to give an informed opinion you'll need to get an anonymous survey method. Unfortunately the only truly anonymous method would be an arduous in-person survey similar to our voting procedures, but with no electronic records directly produced because then you could tie responses to the officer with timestamps. My proposal would be a sign-in sheet with badge number (for authentication purposes) and PD/precinct filled in randomly to avoid that same timestamp issue and a simple survey (less than 10 questions) with yes/no or a 1-5 (Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree) scale. No handwriting that could be matched to other samples. End of the day, good luck getting approval to collect that information AND fighting the inevitable "how do we know you didn't cook the books" BS from people who will instantly slam you for NOT doing it electronically because it would be "safe and secure". Unless you want to invent a chunk of money in security and such something as simple as survey monkey isn't going to give your respondents the security & confidentiality they seem to need.
  7. Just sharing...HiViz has followed Magpul out of the state http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/04/daniel-zimmerman/breaking-hiviz-says-adios-to-colorado/#more-214465
  8. Yeah I'd think it would be a career limiting maneuver for them to comment in an auditable forum. Simply the org structure: they are employees of the city/county/state and their careers are controlled by the politician in charge. I'd imagine it's the same reason we're not hearing from active duty mil. The few I've talked to have echoed a 2A friendly stance but not about to write it up because their careers and putting food on the table are subject to how the politicians like them. Sad and scary because you realize it will take an extreme event to make it worth the risk to them and their families to go against the status quo. Not an enviable position...
  9. dunno what your requirements are but I got a Prius V (2012) and love it. Tons of people and cargo room and I'm averaging over 44mpg. Yeah it's a Prius but I don't really give a damn what other people think, it's good for me and my family and when I move down south I'll put my NRA sticker on it. I also hear Subaru just came out with an Outback that has some hybrid tech in it you may want to look at
  10. Wonder if Biden has any liability for saying that on air in a recorded video... Lawsuit against that clown would be great
  11. Man am I glad I found this thread. @HighExposure: the pic on TNVC's site for the device you linked shows it being used as a weapon optic as well as a monocular...is that a croc o shiz marketing pic or could it actually be used for that (although probably absurdly heavy)? That same site lists some thermals in the same price range as what you linked (i.e. http://tnvc.com/shop/flir-scout-ts24/)...curious as to why you reach for the NV vs the Thermal/FLIR in your experience. Is this just a preference thing?
  12. my response to Holt, just sent Itemized responses to your reply dated 8-Feb regarding gun control legislation. 1) Face-to-face ammo purchases cut out key contributors to the economy and do nothing to improve the process. If ammo retailers needed to see an ID card or a drivers license number that can easily be collected online. Feel-good legislation with negative economic impact for both retailers and consumers 2)I invite you to take a home invasion prep class (available in NJ) and limit yourself to a 5 round magazine and see how you fair. Keep in mind average # of assailants in home invasions when victim is home is between 3 & 4; and this isn't one-hit-kills like James Bond 3) NICS improvement was actually passed under Bush after Va.Tech; but this administration has withheld over 80% of the funds allocated to fix the system. Why are you wasting time re-passing the same legislation? 4) If NJ laws do such a great job at violent crime prevention how do you explain Camden and Newark? FBI stats show high population areas with strict gun control have exponentially higher gun crime than those when civilians have CCW rights. Newark's mayor (also a democrat) has spoken at length about this. 5)The only common sense in your entire email was reference to the SCOTUS Heller vs DC case. Everything else is knee-jerk feel-good ideas based on ignoring the facts and being uneducated and/or outright biased against firearms. While I'd welcome an actual thought out response or dialog on this topic I don't anticipate it. Assuming you're unwilling to listen to reason or statistics I will be voting and donating to your competition as readily as I can.
  13. I'm straight up ticked because on election day I was in district 7 and voted for Leonard Lance (pro 2A GOP) but by the time Newtown happened I got gerrymandered into district 12...gotta love corruption for votes!
  14. Summary: towing the Democrat line Thank you for contacting me regarding gun-related violence. I appreciate knowing your views, and I apologize for the delay in my response. During 2012, horrific acts of gun-related violence were perpetrated in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, and especially tragically, the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. While I join all Americans in sending my thoughts and prayers to the victim of gun crimes across the country, it's simply not enough for us to express our condolences. We must take action to make it harder for these tragedies to strike our communities. We should remember that each day on average more than 80 Americans are killed by gunfire, unnecessary tragedies. All of these deaths, whether from homicide or suicide or accident, are tragic, and we must act to prevent as many as possible. Arguments that gun safety legislation won't help the situation seem to me illogical or blindly ideological. I strongly support the effort Senators Lautenberg and Menendez are engaged in to require face-to-face ammunition purchasing requirements, and I am a co-sponsor of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's companion bill (H. R. 142) in the House. I am also a co-sponsor of bills to strengthen background checks (H. R. 137), to close the gun show loophole that allows sales without the background checks (H. R. 141), and to prohibit the sale or possession of large capacity magazines, clips or drums (H. R. 138). I successfully amended the House passed Fiscal Year 11 budget to ensure that the Department of Justice fully funded the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. NICS is a national database system that keeps track of individuals disqualified under current law from purchasing and possessing firearms. I am also a co-sponsor of Rep. McCarthy's "Fix Gun Checks Act" (H.R. 137), which would, among other things, extend the Brady Act background check procedures to unlicensed transferors and transferees of firearms. I was pleased that Vice President Biden's Gun Violence Task Force recommendations embraced so many of these same concepts that I have long supported. Law enforcement organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police understand that common-sense controls on the ownership and possession of firearms is important if we are to keep our streets safe. New Jersey's gun laws are strong, sensible, and help to keep us safe. Police, hobbyists, hunters, and other citizens live very comfortably under New Jersey's laws but our safety is undercut by lax laws in other states. I have opposed NRA giveaways like the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act that would trump state law and let anyone licensed in any state carry a concealed weapon in New Jersey. I will oppose strongly any efforts to undermine New Jersey's own effective gun control laws. At the start of the 113th Congress in January 2013, I introduced the Handgun Licensing and Registration Act (H. R. 117), which is modeled on the New Jersey law, and would extend the law uniformly across the country. It has worked in our state to help prevent "straw purchases" and other illegal efforts to obtain guns, and I believe such an approach can work nationally. Communities across this country have suffered because the House Tea Party majority has also tried to cut back funding for local police departments and even proposed eliminating the highly successful Community Oriented Policing Services COPS program. Cities and towns across our state have seen federal funding for programs like COPS slashed several years in a row, and predictably, the loss of police officers on the beat has been matched by an increase in violent crime in our state and around the nation. During the 112th Congress, I helped lead a bipartisan group successfully doubling funding for the COPS program in the Fiscal Year 2013 Justice Department appropriations bill, which resulted in an additional $94 million for the COPS program. Additionally, I also offered an amendment to close a loophole in the Sportsman's Heritage Act, H. R. 4089, that would have allowed hunting in all units of the National Parks System. Under the bill, hunting would be permitted in Great Falls National Historic Park in the heart of Paterson, the third-largest city in New Jersey. Unfortunately, the amendment ultimately was not successful. During the 113th Congress, I will be pressing for full funding for the COPS program to help bring down violent crime in New Jersey and across the nation. It's actions like these—improved regulation of firearms and who can obtain them, along with proper funding of our police forces and mental health services—that are the key ingredients in making tragedies like the ones in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut less likely to happen. But we need all concerned Americans to raise their voice in support of sensible gun control changes being considered in Congress. In its 2008 decision in the Heller vs. District of Columbia case, the Supreme Court affirmed that "The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home" and that "Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited." I am pleased that the Supreme Court has recognized the legitimacy of efforts by states and localities to regulate the sale of handguns and to place limits on where those guns can be taken and used outside of a person's home, as well as on the apparent validity of licensing requirements and whether convicted felons can own firearms. I will continue to support common-sense legislation that helps to protect our communities from gun violence. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. To learn more about my work on this and other issues, please visit my website at http://holt.house.gov. I look forward to hearing from you again about this and other issues. Sincerely, RUSH HOLT Member of Congress
  15. follow-up..."floor savers" any good from Eureka directly or should I just get some poly and cut to fit & install grommets myself?
  16. Thanks Tony, that's exactly the kind of experience & insight I needed...also saves me a ton of cash! I'll see where I can get a peek at the Sunrise but after you & a number of ppl recommending Eureka in general I'm definitely leaning towards that.
  17. I see this North Face one at CampMor that looks pretty amazing http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___27819 The Eureka ones look weird to me b/c the rainfly doesn't encompass the windows...seems like it's begging for water in there if its raining anything but straight down...your experiences? I'd go bigger than the Sunrise only because this might eventually accommodate a dog as well and because my wife doesn't exactly travel light :-(...can't change everything
  18. Hoping you all could lend me some of your experience. I camped a lot growing up, initially in tents but we eventually got a pop-up trailer and used that for most of my formative years. I don't have a car that can pull a trailer so I'm looking for a good family tent. I'm leaning towards a 3 season tent because there's near-zero chance my wife will ever want to camp in anything approaching freezing temps, so that should hopefully save me some cash and narrow down the scope. For size, I'm looking for anything bigger than a 6-person (according to the mfgr specs) because whenever I walk inside a 6 person I say "well this is for 3 or 4 people who value personal space, or 6 ppl spooning up on each other". I've got a 2yr old girl plus my wife and we'll eventually have another baby. If I drop >$300 on a tent I'd prefer it to last quite a while so I'm gonna get the biggest thing I can. Some of the things that caught my eye are REI's Kingdom tent (http://www.rei.com/product/810168/rei-kingdom-8-tent-2012), the Cabelas Bunkhouse and the new Cabelas Gaurdian. I had been leaning towards the store brand tents because what I've read the customer service & warranties seem to be better than with the "name brands". Anyway, that's my half day of research, interested in the experience from folks here.
  19. Next time they pull out the Johns Hopkins study slap them with the Harvard one linked here...http://theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun_control_is_counterproductive/
  20. ND: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8981409
  21. Here's one I used and it really stuck with ppl. P: Guns are the instrument of violent crime. Any laws that only go after the person are incomplete without addressing the instrument of the crime Me: Well rape is a violent crime; you gonna lock up every guy's package unless some person on an approved list biometrically swipes it open?
  22. watching live on CNN and she said "weapons since the expiry of the 1994 ban are now more deadly, more efficient, and more like military weapons than before" outright lying...nice
  23. I have astigmatism in both eyes and shoot with both eyes open. I've used an Aimpoint PRO and a Primary Arms micro dot and had no noticeable issues.
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