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  2. That restaurant metaphor wasn't mine. You seem to have this blind implicit trust in anyone that happens to be in a position of authority. Wouldn't you want to know why something was deemed unsafe rather than just accept anything someone says at face value just because they happen to be aligned with your beliefs? It's easy to fool someone, but it takes 10x the effort to convince most people that they've been fooled. You're so deep into the approved narrative that you're unwilling to even listen. In this case, the link/play button for the podcast in question was directly in front of your face, one click away. But you chose to navigate away/open up another page, do a google search, screenshot a random claim of that podcast being Russian propaganda, which was substantiated only by other media outlets making baseless claims. Then you had to copy/save/upload/post it, and act all condescending like it was the gospel, while not one step in your entire process contained an original thought of your own, a source, or specific point. It's bewildering that you, a self-proclaimed professional military officer, would try to pass this off as some sort of astute deductive reasoning. It's so glaringly intellectually dishonest, it's insulting that you would expect anyone to even consider that you might have a valid position. It seems crazy to me that you somehow thought that was the best/most honest COA. If you were correct in your assessment, it would have been far easier for you, and more difficult for me to refute, if you'd have listened to 5-10 minutes and said "Here are some of the claims being made... and they're false Russia propaganda because here are the facts..." I could respect that. But we both know why that didn't happen: When you know your position can't be adequately defended or finding a flaw in the opposing argument proves too difficult... name-calling, hyperbole, and ad hominem are the preferred tactics. Not one person on this website has ever, ever, been a cheerleader for Russia as much as you would like to paint them as such. Many of us here have, however, reasonably argued that our US leadership shares some (not all) amount of the blame for the origination of the chaos and conflict we are experiencing, as well as the continuous funding and intensification of multiple conflicts on multiple fronts. No one here hates America, and no one wants America to fail. But it's easy for our obviously corrupt leadership to lead us further into trouble when they have people like you willing to do these ridiculous logical gymnastics to justify their actions and cock block dissident voices because you don't want to be proven wrong.
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  4. I'm nearing 6 months post selection. Still waiting on FC1 dates.
  5. nsplayr

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    Given what you meant, this is a funny typo 😅
  6. HeloDude

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    I don’t…if someone is so dangerous that we can risk them illegally obtaining a firearm then they should remain in prison (ie fufill their sentence). Once they do the time and are deemed able to rejoin society, they’re free, and should have the their rights restored. If not, we run the risk of a tyrannical government (even worse than we currently have at the federal and state levels) charging people for BS crimes, and giving them a “plea deal” to avoid prison (or a very light sentence), and there goes your gun rights. If you’re a free person, you’re free. As for background checks, same type of thing above…it is essentially asking for permission to exercise freedom. I think it’s hilarious that people still trust the feds after what we’ve been seeing that last several decades.
  7. There isn’t “one bad review” or whatever of the given podcast we are talking about. To borrow your metaphor you would have to “ignore multiple closings for health code so you could see yourself what all the fuss is about.” No we don’t need to waste time and energy deciding of places with records like RT or others have a credible position. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. They need one of these for USAF loads, booms and gunners.
  9. Herkdrvr

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    Having read the perspectives of several BOPS members, I started doing some research to better educate myself on the overall topic. Looks like the Colorado House is starting to slide down that slippery slope.
  10. That sign would be lit on fire as soon as it was unfolded. The queers would be killed (except for the Morrissey looking dude) and the women (along with the Morrissey looking dude) raped. Edit.
  11. Depends on when you have FC1 done and when the 340th is running the next in pro. I will post my timeline
  12. Herkdrvr

    Gun Talk

    Thank you Nunya. Definitely compelling statistics there.
  13. brabus

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    Until the moment one is convicted of a crime (and therefore legal to own firearms up to that point), an individual should be able to own whatever they want, including homemade firearms. That also means the NFA is a significant violation of the constitution and should be fully repealed. Any additional roadblocks to ownership/use such as firearms/ammo specific taxes, insurance requirements, banning of whatever, etc. are unconstitutional. I support restrictions for felons and I’m fine with background checks for purchased firearms (without any arbitrary waiting period), but anything beyond that is unconstitutional and illogical. The anti-gun crowd doesn’t give a fuck about safety or “saving lives,” they care about disarming the public to gain control of the plebes, pure and simple. Your average suburban dipshit who’s anti-gun just doesn’t realize they are simple pawns in said goal, despite whatever hollow, altruistic goals they claim to personally have.
  14. nunya

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    0% if they're filed off as they often are once they enter the underworld. I looked for a stat about how many guns used in crime have altered/removed SNs, but I couldn't find anything. A decent number of guns are already untraceable because they have altered SNs. https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/report/nfcta-volume-ii-part-iii-crime-guns-recovered-and-traced-us/download Between 2017-2021, 48,601 guns couldn't be traced to a buyer because their SN was altered. 25,904 crime-linked guns traced back to a .gov owner! Opposition to un-serialized firearms is not about crime prevention - it's simply about placing obstacles and red tape between citizens and legal firearms and creating the groundwork for a future confiscation database.
  15. Funny...can you imagine if these loons walked through Gaza with this sign.
  16. FourFans

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    Oh. I am a full believer that the US federal government should play absolutely no part in 'regulating' our weapons. The regulation isn't talking about making a registry or some such. Use the analogy of a pickup basketball team. You got the guy who practices alone all the time. Great at shooting freethrows on an empty court, but never practices or plays with a team. Another guy who never exercises and never shows up to practice but still declares he's on the team. Another who claims to be the team leader but has no clue how to run a play. That's not a team. That's an unregulated bunch of people who think they are something that they aren't. The intention behind the 2nd Amendment to not about making sure you have a gun. It's about making sure that you have a gun that you're able and willing to use in defense of your local community against tyranny (from abroad or within) while operating as part of a team, militia, or unit doing the same thing. The founders wanted to make sure that the country maintained it's ability to have grass roots self defense forces that were not mandated or controlled by the federal government. Remember that the revolutionaries were largely volunteers, and were largely disbanded after that war. There was originally to be no standing Army. The heart of the 2nd Amendment is two fold. A: Citizens - Keep your weapons and yourself ready so that if you're needed and you choose to volunteer, you can actually be useful. B: Government - Stay completely out of their way. Beyond that, the Amendments were never meant to stand individually. The biggest thing we as US citizens have forgotten is that citizenship is a responsibility, not a privilege.
  17. Uh… yeah? I do around 8 overnights a month, and I make it a point to explore new places, look at the menu, and experience things for myself. I don’t understand how you mean that as a criticism. What would you suggest? Read a single review and repeat it to everyone I know without any first hand knowledge? This is what I meant when I asked if you read your posts from the perspective of others. I’m sure it sounded like a zinger in your own head, but….??
  18. Herkdrvr

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    I agree that "ghost guns" is a fabricated term and that serial numbers don't stop the illegal use of a firearm. Do serial numbers elevated the number of solved crimes though? And if so, by how much? Rhetorical questions really because if serial numbers become (or remain) a necessity what precedents am I then potentially allowing?
  19. Herkdrvr

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    Thanks Helo. Before this BOPS discussion, if asked, I would have said I support serial numbers but not registration. Maybe the serial numbers is too big of a door as M2 alluded to earlier.
  20. M2

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    "Ghost guns" are another fabricated and irrational scare tactic term akin to "assault rifles" for those who are hoplophobic. Serial numbers don't stop the illegal use of a firearm any more than a VIN stops someone from stealing a car. The right to keep and bear arms is an alienable one, not "granted" by any government. And, as we all can attest to, anything the government gets its nose into is more likely to get fucked up that fixed!!
  21. HeloDude

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    Kind of like a “well regulated clock”…clearly the government needs to regulate our clocks.
  22. HeloDude

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    Serial numbers eventually leads to registration, and registration eventually leads to confiscation…this has happened many times in the world. Can’t force registration to what the Feds don’t even know ever existed.
  23. Oh no… there is no way to actually find out about a place without going there… restaurants and hotels must be such an adventure for you… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. That's a lot of typing to say you don't know what info you're labeling as Russian propaganda, but it isn't going to stop you.
  25. Herkdrvr

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    Thanks CH. Seems as though your primary argument is against legislative openings that potentially set precedent for even more restrictive legislative moves. I can see that angle. I certainly wouldn't want to have a targeted ammo tax, for instance. Four Fans has a point, imho, regarding "well regulated". Going to do some more research on the ghost gun ban & its implications.
  26. Don’t just be contrarians and pretend to be arguing from a position of honesty. “Who fact checks the fact checkers” is just chaff and flare strategy for people that know their source would never hold up. Is RT at state funded propaganda site or not? Do I need to watch what guests they have this week to make that determination myself or can I just go off the well known fact. It’s like knowing I don’t need to talk to MTG to know she’s a moron. Screaming “Jewish space lasers” or any other such absurdities removes you from the adult table. Same is true when you are telling us all not to be “fooled by the narrative” and listening to a podcast hosted by RT and funded by mysterious sources. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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