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    I'm glad to see not everyone in MA is content to see their rights get trampled:

    http://www.necn.com/news/new-england...387880522.html

    Someone should design a new semi auto rifle and call it the MH-15 for Maura Healey 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Someone should design a new semi auto rifle and call it the MH-15 for Maura Healey 15.
    There's a small manufacturer in NY State that sells AR-15 lowers with "FUAC-####" serial numbers. You know, as in Fsck You Andrew Cuomo (the governor of NY who banned them).....

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    An interesting viewpoint on the issue.....

    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/1463070...ved-in-the-usa

    SCOTT ADAMS' BLOG

    Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA
    Posted June 22nd, 2016 @ 9:17am in #Trump #clinton2016

    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime.

    On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense.

    If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible.

    But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is more likely to use guns for sporting and defense.

    That’s a gross generalization. Obviously. Your town might be totally different.

    So it seems to me that gun control can’t be solved because Democrats are using guns to kill each other – and want it to stop – whereas Republicans are using guns to defend against Democrats. Psychologically, those are different risk profiles. And you can’t reconcile those interests, except on the margins. For example, both sides might agree that rocket launchers are a step too far. But Democrats are unlikely to talk Republicans out of gun ownership because it comes off as “Put down your gun so I can shoot you.”

    Let’s all take a deep breath and shake off the mental discomfort I just induced in half of my readers. You can quibble with my unsupported assumptions about gun use, but keep in mind that my point is about psychology and about big group averages. If Republicans think they need guns to protect against Democrats, that’s their reality. And if Democrats believe guns make the world more dangerous for themselves, that is their reality. And they can both be right. Your risk profile is different from mine.

    So let’s stop acting as if there is something like “common sense” gun control to be had if we all act reasonably. That’s not an option in this case because we all have different risk profiles when it comes to guns. My gun probably makes me safer, but perhaps yours makes you less safe. You can’t reconcile those interests.

    Our situation in the United States is that people with different risk profiles are voting for their self-interests as they see it. There is no compromise to be had in this situation unless you brainwash one side or the other to see their self-interest differently. And I don’t see anyone with persuasion skills trying to do that on either side.

    Fear always beats reason. So as long as Democrats are mostly using guns to shoot innocent people (intentionally or accidentally) and Republicans are mostly using guns for sport or self-defense, no compromise can be had.

    If we had a real government – the kind that works – we would acknowledge that gun violence is not one big problem with one big solution. It is millions of people with different risk profiles voting their self-interest as they see it.

    So stop acting like one side is stupid. Both sides of the gun issue are scared, and both have legitimate reasons to be that way. Neither side is “right.”



    *I endorsed Clinton for president for my personal safety. I write about Trump’s powers of persuasion and it is not safe to live in California if people think you support Trump in any way. Also, I’m rich, so I don’t want anything to change in this country. The rest of you might have a different risk profile.

    If you are in favor of common-sense gun control laws, you might like my book. But that would be more coincidence than causation because the book doesn’t mention guns. I don’t even know why I brought it up.

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    Wow! I can't believe I've never heard that 40 year old song before!
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Have I mentioned how much I love shooting my Marlin 9mm carbine? Last night at the indoor range, 5 shots at 25 yards freehand (4X scope BTW):



    I shot some subsonic 147gr that sounds barely louder than a loud hand clap.

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    Nice shootin' Tex.

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    MSNBC style headline "Ammosexuals Reach New Low".

    So we had been reloading .223 for about 17.6 cents per round using Midway "Blemished" 55gr FMJBT (full metal jacket boat tail, basically regular military style M193 type stuff). The problem is, that was a one time sale and our supplies dried up. Luckily, Brownells via coupon codes offered some SP (soft point, basically regular fudd style hunting bullets) for even less money. So I present to you, 17.0 cent AR-Fudd rounds. Will chrono and accuracy test tomorrow.







    The bullets have a slightly different ogive (the shape of the curvature that determines how the bullet gets seated and how it contacts the rifling) so I made two batches, one with the same settings as the FMJBT (kinda long) and one seated at the cannelure (the grooves around the circumference of the bullet). Big boy .30-06 (under 35 cents using Midway blems!) for scale.

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    200 yards 55gr .223 FMJ fired from my 20" AR. That's a solid 1/2 MOA, and my heartbeat was a good 1.5 MOA :-)
    You ain't metal till you got a clutch pedal

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