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  1. 7 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    If you think that listening to it once was bad, the radio stations used to play the McKenzie version ad nauseum for years during the Christmas season. I had forgotten all about it (or maybe blocked it out) until Doc remembered it.

     

    You're welcome!

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  2. If firearms owners and firearms companies wanted to make a statement, it would be to offer NO business to Illinois. The World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta would be a ghost town, avoided even by Illinois shooters. All of the organizations that hold matches there... Pull out. Chicago police want guns and ammo? Sorry, no. We can't and won't do business in your state, period. We got your message, loud and clear.

     

    My hunch is their message might change slightly.

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  3. While I believe the analogy is generally helpful , I believe he goes overboard and even contradicts himself in several spots.

     

    On 5/14/2024 at 8:55 AM, Texas Maverick said:

    If you are warrior who is legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that the bad man will not come today. No one can be "on" 24/7, for a lifetime. Everyone needs down time. But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself..."Baa."

     

    This is utter nonsense. Sure, by not carrying a weapon, generally understood to mean a firearm, when allowed to do so means you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. It does not, however, make one a sheep. To wit:
     

    On 5/14/2024 at 8:55 AM, Texas Maverick said:

    There was research conducted a few years ago with individuals convicted of violent crimes. These cons were in prison for serious, predatory crimes of violence: assaults, murders and killing law enforcement officers. The vast majority said that they specifically targeted victims by body language: Slumped walk, passive behavior and lack of awareness.

     

    Clearly one's personal awareness, confidence and demeanor play a role in not only how they are viewed by "wolves," it also directly correlates to how one is likely to respond to a bad situation. Again, following up with an example:

     

    On 5/14/2024 at 8:55 AM, Texas Maverick said:

    Todd (Beamer) dropped his phone and uttered the words, "Let's roll," which authorities believe was a signal to the other passengers to confront the terrorist hijackers.

     

    Were Beamer and the other passengers who fought that day armed? Certainly not with firearms, likely only with whatever improvised weapons they could muster. He says they went from being sheep to sheepdogs. I would proffer they were always sheepdogs, they simply had no need to respond to their true nature before that time.

     

    I don't think I'm a sheep, sheepdog, wolf or bear. I'm a burro. The sheep, sheepdogs, horses and other farmyard animals aren't all that afraid of me, but they tend to leave me alone. I can be obstinate to a fault, sometimes uncouth and even obnoxious, but let a coyote step foot in the pasture and it is game on!

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  4. 1 hour ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    Nope. It's because they're too scared of The Marines.

     

    But "eats crayons like a Marine" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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  5. 45 minutes ago, Buckshot Bob said:

    A mothers day joke...

    Fred is 32 years old and he is still single.

    One day a friend asked, "Why aren't you married? Can't you find a woman who will be a good wife?"

    Fred replied, "Actually, I've found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn't like them."

    His friend thinks for a moment and says, "I've got the perfect solution, just find a girl who's just like your mother."

    A few months later they meet again and his friend says, "Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?"

    With a frown on his face, Fred answers, "Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much."
    The friend said, "Then what's the problem?"

    Fred replied, "My father doesn't like her."

     

    My mom and dad didn't dislike AB. My mom just always thought I would marry another girl I dated. She would even say as much, even a couple of times after I married (not while AB was around mind you). My dad, on the other hand found her tolerable because... Well, she wasn't Jewish or Catholic. As a Jehovah's Witness, if he had only known her true inclinations, or mine in the realm of religion, It would have been much worse, I think. They came to accept her, but despite everyone's efforts, they never did really find common ground. All these years later, I'm convinced I made the right choice.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

     

     

    RIFLE RANGE!  I found out over the years that I shot better when I went out and got drunk the night before Qualification Day. Muscles were more relaxed.

    And shoot the target you see in the middle...:lol:

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  7. 2 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

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    Back when I was delivering furniture for a living, we got behind a semi hauling what could only be a 5” naval turret. When it dawned on me what it was, I asked the driver to change lanes. When I he asked why, I pointed it out to him and commented on it being disconcerting. He agreed and changed lanes.

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