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Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770

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  1. 2 hours ago, ORNERY OAF said:

    Please, by your logic, anyone who sells drugs, a drug dealer, is a pharmacist,  anyone not licensed is just a private citizen......so the dude down the street slinging meth and heroin is not a drug dealer because he is not licensed? He is a private citizen 

    Perhaps I worded it wrong. The article referrers to "Unlicensed Dealers". There is no such thing as an Unlicensed Dealer. A dealer has an FFL. Someone who doesn't is not a dealer, he is a private citizen. Private citizens can legally sell guns. 

    The article tries to make it sound like criminals are getting their guns by buying them online as though they were buying a used car, or buying them at gun shows. The Left believes both of these to be true. 

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  2. This is an article from some publication called "The Sentinel-Record. It talks the usual blah blah about how unlicensed gun dealers are supplying guns to criminals, not running background checks by selling guns online, at gun shows, etc. There's only one problem I see in their assortations: there's no such thing as an unlicensed dealer. Gun Dealers by definition are FFL holders. Anybody who doesn't have one is a private citizen, and private citizens CAN'T run a background check on another private citizen.




    WASHINGTON -- More than 68,000 illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. came through unlicensed dealers who aren't required to perform background checks over a five-year period, according to new data released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

    That represents 54% of the illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. between 2017 and 2021, Justice Department officials said. The guns were used in 368 shooting cases, which are harder to investigate because unlicensed dealers aren't required to keep records of their sales that could allow federal agents to trace the weapon back to the original buyer, said ATF Director Steve Dettelbach.

    The report ordered by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the first in-depth analysis of firearm trafficking investigations in more than 20 years. It examined more than 9,700 closed ATF firearm trafficking investigations that began between 2017 and 2021. Firearms trafficking is when guns are purposely moved into the illegal market for a criminal purpose or possession.

    The second-highest share of firearm-trafficking cases investigated by ATF was straw purchases, when someone buys a gun for a person who can't get it legally themselves.

    The report also shows that the recipients of trafficked firearms were people who had previously been convicted of a felony in almost 60 percent of the cases in which investigators were able to identify the background of the recipient. Furthermore, trafficked firearms were used to commit additional crimes in almost 25 percent of the cases, Dettelbach said. That includes more than 260 murders and more than 220 attempted murders, according to the report.

    "The data shows, therefore, that those who illegally traffic firearms whether its out of a trunk, at a gun show or online are responsible for real violence in this nation," Dettelbach said. "In short, you can't illegally help to arm nonviolent people and not be responsible for the violence that follows," he said.

    The report found the average number of guns trafficked per case was 16. People who got them through unlicensed dealers bought 20 weapons on average, compared to 11 guns for straw buyers, according to the report.

    The Biden administration has separately proposed a rule that would require thousands more gun sellers to get licensed and run background checks. The Justice Department says it's aimed at sellers who are in the business of firearm sales, but the proposal quickly drew protest from gun-rights groups who contend it could ensnare regular people who sometimes sell their own guns.

    The rule, which has not yet been finalized, is estimated to affect 24,500 to 328,000 sellers. During the five years documented in the report, 3,400 unlicensed dealers were investigated by the ATF.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    Normally I wouldn't care what she did. But I just happened to see the headline.


    She and her group blocked a road in the Netherlands. And the cops arrested her along with a few other protesters.


    Then they let her go.


    And she rejoined the road blockage.


    And they arrested her again.



    Then they released her again. (sigh.)  I'd really like to see one of these LEOs actually process her into genpop for a few days. She might just back up a bit. If not, convict her and lock her up for a year or two. And treat her like the rest of them while she's inside.

    You might notice that she doesn't go anyplace that's really is polluting, like China or India. THOSE people WOULD lock her up.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    I can’t imagine Texas and California joining forces ever.

    I might believe Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, (not under the current regime), and Nevada, but not Texas and California. 

    Now maybe California, Oregon and Washington, but then they wouldn''t have any guns to make it stick.

    2 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:


    The left has almost always been unwilling to compromise.  Oh, they might settle for less than they  demand,  but keep coming back for more.


    Finally conservatives have caught on and take the hard line stance.



    As far as the Left is concerned, compromise means the the Right gives in to them. I hope that you are correct the our side is finally growing a pair. 

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  5. The other thread about that list of "Westerns" set me to thinking. (Don't worry, I took the battery out of the smoke detector). 

    I know that we've done it before, but why not do it again. I'll start with a few of my favorites. In no particular order:

    (1) Tombstone.

    (2) Crossfire Trail.

    (3) Outlaw Josey Wales.

    (4) ElDorado.

    (5) Silverado.

  6. 4 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    My sister almost passed out on the golf course and they immediately gave here some Gatorade. They said she was dehydrated . I don’t know how much but she drank it. 

    Dehydrated is a far cry from dying of thirst. You can dehydrate in a short, (hours) time. In that case, copious fluids are called for. Your body hasn't had time to get used to not being fed, so it's completely safe to let you have as much water, or Gatorade as needed to let you recover. I saw plenty of this in The Marines out at 29 Palms, among other places. You can very easily recover, but it DOES make you more prone to dehydration in the future. 

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  7. 17 hours ago, watab kid said:

    ive always wondered why we dont build new ones of these old ones that worked so well , there are some things in life that were done correctly in spite of what some might think 


    11 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    Because it's more cost effective to just upgrade the older ones.  


    7 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    i suppose , the cost of a new one in todays dollars might be staggering compared to the original cost , 

    The fact that these older airplanes have outlived their original purpose doesn't mean that they aren't good designs. These old airplanes can fill a new roll for a fraction of the cost of designing and building new planes. Look at the longevity of the B52. And they show NO signs of being replaced. 

    Think about the venerable Huey helicopter. There are much newer designs being used now, but they still fill rolls that they were not originally made for, even as civilian aircraft. Same thing with the DC3. Those things are rapidly approaching 100 years old, and THEY'RE still flying. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646 said:

    I think the problem with Gauchos was more that Berretta bought Taurus and killed the Gaucho because it was competeing favorably with the Stampede , at the time. I have a pair of Gauchos that have done well for several years. 



    I seem to remember that there were a lot of problems with the Gauchos. There were several threads on the Wire about them. It got to the point that guys were sending them to Taurus for warranty work and instead of repairing them, Taurus was giving refunds. 

    While I don't need, (?) any more Cowboy guns, I'm still interested in these, just to see whether Taurus DID get it right this time. 

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  9. I just saw a youtube video about Taurus' new single action revolver, the Deputy. I know that Taurus gets a bit of dislike from some guys, but I'm just wondering if anybody's seen one of these yet. The guy in the video seems happy with it, who knows: maybe Taurus learned from their mistakes with the Gaucho. Gunbroker only has a couple, but they're under $500. 


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  10. 59 minutes ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    Cool looking aircraft, to boot.

    That's nothing. This is the RB-57F. It was made as a precursor to the U-2. One of these was actually the first aircraft to spot the Russian missiles in Cuba that started the whole Missile crisis. They have one here in Tucson at the Pima Air Museum.


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  11. 1 hour ago, Stump Water said:

    I don't know what a "loop sling is" and I've never seen anyone use a sling like that.

    The Loop Sling is shown in the picture I posted. We used Loop Slings during Marine Corps rifle training. It's used sitting, kneeling, and prone.

  12. 18 minutes ago, Dawg Hair, SASS #29557 said:

    What's a "sling"?

    a Loop Sling is using the rifle's sling to steady the weapon by looping the rear section of the sling around your arm.


  13. 10 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'BACK IN MY DAY, WE QUALIFIED WITH IRON SIGHTS IN THE RAIN, STILL DRUNK, AND WITH A LOOP SLING'

    Actually that could be me. 

    Edit: This guy doesn't LOOK like me, but the sentiment is right.

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  14. 28 minutes ago, Cactus Jack Calder said:

    Well, my misspent yout began in the 50's and continued into the early 60's.

    I won't admit how old I am, but I'm sure I'm not alone in that demographic.

    Fancy word, huh? :D



    Did you say "yout"?:P

  15. 18 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Our brother,  Sgt. C.J. did raise an objection to the White House message that seems to raise transsexual recognition day above the Resurrection. 

    It gets worse. Nanny Pelosi got into it too.

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) marked Transgender Visibility Day and César Chávez Day on Easter Sunday, though California state government offices will only observe Chávez Day on Monday, April 1.




  16. 1 hour ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    Bazooka gum with the Bazooka Joe comic was the best. 

    I of course remember these things, but I just looked up Bazooka Joe comics on the interweb, just to see what's there. People are SELLING the darn things!

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