Shyster wrote:In regard to the fate of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show: Good. I think that would make a good example for letters and phone calls to our Congress Critters. Dear politicians: the decision of the organizers of that show to exclude MSRs led to such a tremendous backlash and boycott—with literally hundreds of exhibitors pulling out—that the entire show was functionally canceled. How would you like that level of passion being directed against you in your next reelection effort? You can count on it if you vote for bans or restrictions.
Honestly, it's nothing more than a storm in a teacup. It reminds me of the backlash against the editor of Recoil magazine over the summer for his comments about the H&K MP7. Instead of using it as an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the practical applications of the 2A, it became "ERMAHGERD! DOWN WITH ALL WHO DON'T PARROT THE COMPANY LINE ON GUNS!!" which only serves to underscore the general public perception of gun lovers as, well, frothy-mouthed idiots.
I have a tremendous desire to own one of these. Anyone here got something that would make the other guys at the range ask: “What the heck is that?” I must admit that I don’t really have anything that would meet that criteria. Anyone else have a hankering for something obscure or unusual?
DelPen wrote:I've been checking local Walmarts for ammo the last few weeks with little to no luck. Some random .40 and .45 tulammo, .38 spl and some .308. Never any 9mm, .223 and especially no .22Lr
So what did I see this morning? Someone put box boxes of ammo where the .22LR bulk goes. Turns out it was bulk boxes of Winchester .22LR. They got a case of it in. Grabbed the three box max they were allowing and called my wife to get down there ASAP. This was at 7:30. One of my friends also went in at 7:30 after I told him, he was back there later around 11:30 and it was all gone.
If I was in this room I would have given the mayor a standing ovation.
I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, we're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.
After all, police officers want to go home to their families. And we're doing everything we can to make their job more difficult but, more importantly, more dangerous, by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn't have them, and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor-piercing bullets.
mac5155 wrote:So I found my grandfather's old single shot 22 in the attic. I'm curious of its safe to shoot. It has what looks kind of like a lever action on it, but when you move the lever you just slide a single shell into the hole in the end of the barrel and then cock it to put the firing pin on the shell, then shoot. Any dangers to this? Gun hasn't been shot in at least 25 years, he died in 91 and was sick prior.
Sounds like a falling-block action. Does the rifle have any markings as to make or model?
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