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DitchparrotParticipantFebruary 19, 2018 at 4:56 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantFebruary 19, 2018 at 3:19 pmPost count: 48
By the very definition a binary trigger is not illegal …….. the definition is A person who sells or offers for sale a manual or power-driven trigger activating device
constructed and designed so that when attached to a firearm increases the rate of fire of the
firearm is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.
Read carefully …..this is not ATTACHED as are trigger cranks …it is a part OF the firearm not a attachmentDitchparrotParticipantMay 17, 2017 at 2:58 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantDecember 14, 2012 at 8:13 pmPost count: 48
I agree …a tragedy ….. “Gun Free Zones” is a synonym for “Target Rich Enviornment” …..The response time is seconds for a CCW not minutes for law enforcement …..The presence of honorable people with guns will always thwarth the low lifes from this …This will be spun by the media as a gun control op to try to strangle the rights of others to defend themselves and others …… I always wonder what the reaction of these Gun/people control would be if their life is in danger and a ccw saves their arse …..kinda like no atheists in a foxholeDitchparrotParticipantDecember 9, 2012 at 10:41 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantJanuary 7, 2012 at 2:10 pmPost count: 48
That gene pool could use some chlorine…A fear years ago my son and I were plinking from my deck with 22’s ..there was a apple in the crotch of a tree about 25 yards out..He shot at it and I heard that unmistakeable sound of a whirring ricochet coming back I dropped my head down to protect my eyes with the bill of my cap ..it hit my chest and I caught it when it bounced off….AND NO I DONT HAVE A BIG S ON MY CHEST….he turned and asked what that sound was …I showed him the bullet ..naturally he about sheet…I said no one was hurt but it was avaluable lesson to remind him to ALWAYS know what was behind the target…we walked out and after it hit the crotch , it bounced off 3 (yes 3) other trees ………I still have the bullet today and he hasnt told his mother yet either ..DitchparrotParticipantSeptember 7, 2011 at 1:27 amPost count: 48
I have been carrying a Ruger ever since they came out…love the gun EXCEPT for rust issues …I wipe down the gun with oil every night but rust has been showing up..Ruger will warranty it …and return in 6 weeks …..Good warranty, except I bought it to carry daily …not every 6 weeks ….I will send it in and buy a KahrDitchparrotParticipantAugust 12, 2011 at 1:15 amPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantAugust 3, 2011 at 11:32 amPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantJune 29, 2011 at 11:19 amPost count: 48
I agree with the consensus that …unless asked …dont tell. I learned a long time ago that most any situation is a need to know one…It’s your business that you carry ….no one elses.
The officers business is LAW ENFORCEMENT …he is enforcing (taxing) the traffic laws when stopping you .What he needs to know is liscense , registration , insurance .Unless you seem impaired or have weapons in plain sight ….that is ALL he needs to know…..In Iowa we are not required to inform nor are our DL’s flagged with carry permit notification…..that is private business…Your record comes up on their computer when they run plates and DL……..AND they can input the info onto it that you have a carry permit ….Do you want that info on a database? I am strong supporter of Constitutional Carry ……….The less BIG BROTHER knows the better….DitchparrotParticipantJune 19, 2011 at 2:34 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantMay 1, 2011 at 1:07 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantApril 16, 2011 at 1:14 pmPost count: 48
A Vac is great , but if you dont have one….Get good Zip Loc bags WITHOUT the plastic zipper slide.. …put fillets in it to make a fairly flat bag(no overstuffing) immerse in CLEAN water and squuze out excess water along with air , seal under the water , lay flat on cookie sheets , freeeze and mark ….will last nearly as long as vac and stack nicelyDitchparrotParticipantApril 14, 2011 at 12:12 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantApril 14, 2011 at 11:15 amPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantApril 9, 2011 at 2:04 pmPost count: 48
Quote by: heartwd
I work at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our students can bring guns to campus, but must turn them into public safety for storage. This actually works great because they are secure from theft, but the owner can claim it at any time if they want it back to go out (even if i is 4am on a Saturday to go duck hunting)! In the first semester this year public safety checked out guns over 1000 times, so the service is being used. I think this is a great example of a happy medium. Guns aren’t just floating around, but you are still free to be able to hunt, target shoot, etc. whenever you want.
Ok ….Now loet me get this straight ..You have to ‘Ceck” your guns into a secure storage area …and if you want to use them …you have to “check’ them out? That is gun control at its worst …… Legislation (being “allowed”) Registration (gotta keep records) , (and if they decide you dont need them ) and CONFISCATION….The three horsemen of Gun aka PEOPLE control…… So ……If a criminal pulls a knife on a student …are there rules against that or rules with a waiting time before he can slice him open like a fish to allow the CCW holder time to go “check out” his gun?DitchparrotParticipantApril 3, 2011 at 6:50 pmPost count: 48
Quote by: blunt7
I agree then that it is a good idea for people to let others know what stores do not allow concealed weapons so they won’t go there and maybe get into trouble forgetting or not seeing a sign while carrying. I just have a question: Is carrying your gun really needed to head into a store for approx. two minutes to get a gallon of milk or a couple 2×4’s??? I think if I really needed something I would be able to just keep my gun in the truck for the short amount of time it would take to run into the store and get what I needed.
GUN FREE ZONES = Target Rich Enviorment to criminals……….Do you wait until right before a accident to buy car insurance? Right before a fire for household insurance?
If death is at a convienience store while you are buying milk and the cops or coroner are a phone call away ……do you want to ask death to wait until you can be “taken care of” because you were not prepared?DitchparrotParticipantApril 3, 2011 at 3:23 pmPost count: 48DitchparrotParticipantApril 3, 2011 at 12:48 pmPost count: 48
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I do, and I understand the agenda. *but I certainly don’t agree with all of the opinions of the VPC.*
For once we agree, I also believe you understand their agenda perfectly, because from your remarks on many occassions you have a very similar agenda. I do have to question though, for not agreeing with all of their opinions (which their only opinion is that all firearms need to be banned from private ownership), you sure do cite and link them a lot for your arguements.
I’m just sayin…
Why are you up so late? 😛 No, I guess I’m just like a number of these business owners. I don’t have any problem with you owning guns or even carrying a gun in some situations if you think you need it. I just don’t want to be a part of it. I wouldn’t want you carrying in my store or anywhere near me for that matter. I feel like your right to carry everywhere is infringing on my rights to not be around handguns in public places. I want all of us ‘law abiding citizens’ to be on equal ground. I don’t want a handful of law abiding citizens deciding when they should or shouldn’t use their firearm.
If you read some of these articles (which as I said come from a number of news sources) a lot of them are just people getting really angry in situations that normally wouldn’t have resulted in much (maybe a broken nose) but instead result in murder. There’s too much of this: He came up to my car window yelling at me after I fingered him so I shot him because I @#[email protected] panicked.
Would you be prepared, as someone that carries to have someone come up and punch you in the nose and not react by pulling your gun? (basically respond to something incredibly stressful without losing your head) If so, than I have no problem with you carrying a gun. I don’t think most are though and it isn’t impossible for something like that to happen.
And maybe that’s the bottom line, that’s the only point that needs to be made. People are going to be angry, I could see myself being angry. If I’m at at the local Apple-bees with my family and I have to deal with Joe Smoe who feels like he needs to carry a gun everywhere including areas around my family. I feel like it’s a natural reaction to be angry about that. I just want to eat dinner with my family. I don’t want to stew over the paranoid guy in the corner that feels like he has to carry a handgun everywhere he goes.
I see those signs everywhere, and I often ask the staff about them and the initial response I get, in general is one of anger about the law being what it is.
So? You wanna be on equal ground with with “law abiding citizens”? Sounds like a perfect idea ……..IF it were those you need to worry about ……you dont , it’s
The NON law abiding criminals you need to worry about …..Is that simple enough?DitchparrotParticipantApril 2, 2011 at 11:09 amPost count: 48
Your “GUESS” and “IF the police had come” ? Are you psychic? And what are you going do when death is at YOUR door and police are just a phone call away? You will either be dead, robbed beaten, watch your wife/girlfriend/children die , get raped etc while they are on their way….I prefer to take care of myself, my family and THIS is REEEEEEEEEEAAAALY important ..HELP others less able to do that in dire situations…..That latter part is a responsibility I undertake as being a good person……Would you rather that I or others like me stand by while you or your family are being beaten or killed?
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This article is disturbing and I understand that my take on this goes against the general sentiment experienced by the majority of posters on this site.
I absolutely hate this: Get behind the good guy/good samaritan, identify the bad guy and relish in the fact that ‘justice’ was served in a seemingly prototypical example of good vs evil that was righted by someone that carries a concealed weapon… Ridiculous!
I guess we all have this hyper-Americanized sense of justice that only makes sense because we were raised on Jean-Claud/Steven Seagal I’ll kick the @#@! out of you because you mildly infringed on my rights. An example: if someone was stealing your car stereo and you got the drop on them, punched them in the face, broke their arm and held them down until the police showed up you would be rather proud of what you did. If an article was written up the next day detailing the event others might also say.. “well #@#! yea, that will teach you”
But where does this come from?!? Clearly, (well maybe) the person assaulting the car stereo thief is the bigger criminal. With a good lawyer or a board of reasonably intelligent people I think you could come to the conclusion that the crime of stealing a ~100 dollar stereo is a far lesser crime than causing thousands of dollars in personal injury but we just can not see it that way can we? Why is that?
Now lets examine this story for what it really is… It is a perfect example of a person that is concealing exasperating a common everyday occurence because they are concealing. How many assaults does Des Moines see in a month, about 150 (just checked) so that’s about ~1800 annually. So several a day, if only this guy could be on location at all of these assaults to get involved and back his (in reality, non-existent authority) with his concealed handgun.
This was a situation where a boyfriend got pissed at his girlfriend and pulled her by her hair towards a movie theater. The article goes on to explain that there were children around and that the situation was well really unpleasant I think because even the journalist realized there wasn’t enough demonization in this story to warrant somebody getting shot and as I said that doesn’t really fit the desired sentiment.
What would have happened if the 40 something year old hadn’t of been there? My guess, the couple would have continued to fight, the guy was committing a simple misdemeanor which if the police had been there might have resulted in him being fined or maybe even put on probation but instead he was shot. I believe the law in Iowa is that you can use your firearm to prevent a forcible felony which would have been fine if the guy was murdering, raping, beating with a metal bar or maybe setting his girlfriend on fire but he wasn’t, he was pulling her by her hair while walking towards a movie theater.
You could say that the guy was shot because he went for the guys gun, but the older guy was the one that approached him with the threat of violence not the other way around. If someone yells at you and says they have a gun, THEY are the one threatening.
Thanks for posting a perfect example of someone concealing a weapon creating more problems than they solved.