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  • Birthday 03/26/1979

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    Salem County
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    Shooting, Fishing, The Philadelphia Eagles, Formula 1 Racing
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  1. I've seen evidence of this down here in rural Salem County. Salem City is a small economically depressed town full of closed factories and section 8 housing. Camden has been trying to revitalize. In 2012, a relative of mine who worked at the housing authority for Salem City told me that Camden was paying Salem to provide 468 Section 8 housing units for Camden residents. This allowed Camden to start deporting low income people to Salem. Salem naturally began seeing a huge increase in crimes related to drugs and gang activity as rival factions arrived and began fighting over the new territory. There has been at least 1 murder in Salem every month this year and the population is less than 5,000. I grew up there when the factories were open and people who lived there were from there and for 18 years, I don't remember there being a shooting.
  2. I have a Mossberg Maverick 88 with a rifled barrel. It did not have holes drilled in the top of the receiver so I got a TacStar Side Saddle with Picatinny rail. From there, you'll have a lot of options for optics.
  3. Only businesses that meet one of the following criteria have to collect internet sales tax: Have a physical presence in this state, like Amazon, they have warehouses everywhere. But anything counts, from a port-a-pot on up. It doesn't have to part of the business that actually deals with the merchandise. Have an annual in-state revenue of $100,000 or more. Complete 200 in-state transactions. So not all businesses, but most of them will meet one of these. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2018/10/05/online-shopping-nj-become-bit-pricier-thanks-new-tax/1529284002/
  4. It's an RMR mount or Picatinny? If it has the picatinny adapter, I'm interested.
  5. I second the foaming spray. Raid or Ortho-Max brand. I had one last year that was the size of a basketball in a tree branch next to where my daughter parks her car. Amazing we didn't see it until it got so big. They sleep at night so I went out there and sprayed an 8 secound burst up the hole in the bottom of the nest then ran back to the house. 10 minutes later, just a pile of dead hornets on the ground under it. I cut the branch down with a machete and sprayed the nest again for good measure. The spray shoots out like 20 feet so you only have to get close, but night time is the time to hit the nest. They're all in there and they can't see as well in the dark to get you if any happen to escape your surprise chemical warfare attack.
  6. So if it made it to SCOTUS and they don't hear the case, the ruling that currently only applies to the 9th circuit would then apply to the entire US?
  7. I've put together a couple ARs. I have shot a lot of them in the military and as an LEO, but I am not an armorer and not an expert gunsmith so my build knowledge is more limited. Upper receivers and all associated internal components for AR-15, M4, M16 platform weapons should be the same dimensions so that the upper can fit any lower receiver of the proper spec and function properly with the fire control group (aka trigger, hammer, etc). Don't get bent out of shape on "mil-spec" parts. A mil-spec part will meet the required dimensions AND be made of the specified material identified in the original military contract. This includes material alloy composition, any heat treating processes, hardening, etc. There are aftermarket parts like the bolt carrier, that will meet the required dimension, but could be made of a different material like Nickel-Boron. This is considered an improvement over the mil-spec component. Do your research on the quality and type of material the parts are made of and decide what you want to use. There are also aftermarket parts that meet mil-spec dimensions, but the quality of material could be substandard compared to mil-spec. Also, I do know there are four different lengths of gas tubes. Full or Rifle length - for barrels 20+" Mid length - for barrels 14" to 20" Carbine length - barrels 10" to 18" Pistol length - barrels less than 10" The length of the gas system should correspond to the weight of buffer and spring you use. There is a difference in the receiver extension in which the buffer and spring are install, but this is on the lower receiver. There is a mil-spec diameter extension which has an outside diameter of 1.146" and a flat back. Both Mil-spec and commerical stocks will fit on this tube but the commercial stock will be loose. The commercial extension measures 1.170" outside diameter and sometimes has a slanted back. Only commerical stocks are to be installed on this tube. Don't force a mil-spec stock on it.
  8. No. Upper receivers and BCGs are the same as far as 5.56/.223 barrels go. No experience with pistol caliber setups.
  9. I would say skip the book. Shooting is a hands on physical activity like basketball or soccer. Just like kids want to get into those sports by seeing others do it, whether its friends at school, from the neighborhood, or the pros on TV, shooting is a "oh cool, let me try" kind of thing. Also, all branches of the military teach thousands of people who never held a gun before to shoot without reading a book first. I would start from the bench with a low recoil long gun and progress to kneeling, standing, etc. once the shooter masters the ability to safely load, unload and operate the firearm, keeping in mind that this may not occur on the first outing.
  10. Goya is a great company! They donated over 1.25 million pounds of food and water to be sent to Puerto Rico and Houston after hurricane Maria. My National Guard unit has C-130s and we helped fly plane loads of their product out to both locations.
  11. From the article, a quote from Gov. Murph: "Kennedy is “independent,” he said. She “thinks for herself, acts for herself and will represent South Jersey in a way that it’s never been represented before.” 2 paragraphs later in the same article: " Like Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive, Kennedy had the benefit of personal largesse, to say nothing of the weight of the Kennedy family name. Her husband, former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, is the son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. She is bought and paid for. NOBODY in NJ politics thinks for themselves. They are all corrupt. Anyone would be a blind fool to believe this chick, a Kennedy, is going to come in here and give a flying fuck about about us working class peasants. Last thing we need is another rich, from-out-of-state socialist to come in here and take our tax money and feed it to the socialist machine.
  12. In a situation where you have to fight for your life, you want to stop the threat as quickly and decisively as possible, not irritate and annoy the threat by causing mild to moderate discomfort.
  13. So power comes in the house to the breaker panel. From there, each circuit begins at its individual breaker. The breaker protects that circuit. The entire circuit is shed, not just one appliance. This is because the generators load shed device is installed by having it connected at the beginning of the circuit. Larger items like AC units have their own circuit, where as bedrooms usually have room lights, closet light and multiple outlets all on the same circuit. Depending on when and where the house was built, code may require the microwave and refrigerators to have their own circuits, meaning those appliances are the only thing getting power from their respective breakers. Other outlets in the kitchen (not electric stove outlet) for things like toaster, blender, etc can all be on one circuit. So shedding a bedroom would kill power to all the lights and outlets. You can't have it interrupt power to part of the circuit so it cuts off certain appliances or certain outlets. The device can't be wired to the middle of a circuit. Those outlets would have to be individually wired to the breaker panel as their own circuit to get them to shut off and leave the rest of the room with power. A more expensive load shedding device might have an interface that would allow you to program which circuits have priority over others, but the one I posted a link to is more typical I think for residential. It has 6 circuits hard wired to it. #1 has priority over all others. #6 has the least priority so its the first to get cut off, then 5 then 4 if necessary. You can't change it without rewiring the circuits to different terminals.
  14. Here's an example of a load shed module that can be put on a generator. https://www.kohlerpower.com/home/home-generators/products?prodNum=GM88281-KP1-QS It monitors the generators production and compares it to the demand (what is asking for power). If the demand is greater than the supply, it will start shutting off non-essential loads to free up power for other stuff. You and your installer would sit down ahead of time and plan out what circuits are essential and what ones are ok to get shut off whenever the power demand is greater than the supply. So if you have your 3rd AC running and the well pump kicks on, the load management module would turn off the 3rd AC so there is enough power for the well pump. When the well pump goes off, power will again be available for the 3rd AC. Typically, the highest priority circuits are any of the following: circuits that provide power for medical equipment (think eldery people or people with specific medical conditions) furnaces (by law in a lot of states, heat is essential while air conditioning is a luxury) Well pump, sewer ejector pump and/or sump pump fire suppression system (if applicable) refrigerators/freezers Microwave/stove/cooking device minimal lighting Any of those would go into group A and always get power. Once a load calculation is done for what ever combination of those systems and appliances you have in your house, the remaining power can be allocated to group B. Group B is any additional appliances, rooms, circuits, etc that you would like to use but deem ok to suddenly lose power when something in group A needs to come on. Most of the items in Group A don't run continuously and when they do run, it's usually for a short period of time and it is rare that they all run at the same time. With that said, a lot of variables go into how often group B gets dumped to keep group A powered. Number of people in the house putting a load on the systems, the time of year, type and efficiency of systems and appliances, location and orientation of the house, and quality of building materials all contribute to energy consumption. Air conditioners suck up a lot of power along with any sort of resistance heating (electric stoves, electric water heaters, electric furnaces). While air conditioners are considered a luxury item, I know there are circumstances where there are older people or those with medical conditions being cared for in the home and you would need to have AC as a high priority circuit. you mentioned 3 AC systems, which is a big electrical load. I don't know your living situation and I'm not asking you to share it, but if you can't get a generator that will allow you to run the whole house like normal, you may want to consider altering the living arrangements just while on back up power and perhaps run AC in just a part of the house. This could allow for a smaller generator to provide enough power to other circuits without a lot of load shedding and still keep everyone comfortable and entertained during an extended power outage.
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