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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Dual barrel 8 shot .22 WMR Pistol
« on: Yesterday at 05:46:29 PM »
That double barrel .22 may not be such a dumb idea after all :th_thicon_idea:
Someone more knowledgable than me ought to check this out, but from my Internet search those two .22 WMR have more energy than a .45 auto.

I just picked the highest energy number for each:
22 WMR  322         X  2  = 644 ftlbs
9mm Luger                    = 455
.45 auto                        = 587


Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Dual barrel 8 shot .22 WMR Pistol
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:03:59 PM »
I wonder what single round of ammo would have the equivalent energy/stopping power of 2 simultaneous .22 WMR rounds. Ought to be greater than a 9mm?


You would think that with all the "accidents" involving people using cell phones while driving, or texting, and the number of people that have been killed because of such behavior that these people would wake up and realize the deadly dangers involved doing such things. But no, they don't. They continue to perpetuate the same behavior and still, people are dying.

I put it up there with the same reckless behavior as drunk driving. The results and tragedy are the same. I think that it should be a federal law against texting and driving. 1st offense: DL suspended for a year. An accident involved for first 1st offense should be a five-year suspension. 2nd offense: DL suspended for five years. The accident involved for the second offense: Lifetime DL suspension. 3rd offense: Lifetime suspension of DL. The accident involved for 3rd offense: Five years in prison.

Good idea,  but what about the passengers? I'd just as soon have them busy with their phones than have them yammering in my ears while I'm driving

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Florida Deputy Charged!
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:50:49 PM »
I thought that the Supreme Court already ruled that law enforcement has no legal requirement to protect individuals? So isn't this an exercise in futility?

Personally, I think the guy is the lowest form of scum.

Now with a name like Scott Peterson, this guy already has a strike or two against him. Does anybody remember Laci Peterson?

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: No more red light cameras
« on: June 03, 2019, 05:25:55 PM »
Unless I'm mistaken, the red-light cameras only capture a violators license plate. Now, that is all fine and dandy, if the person that owns the vehicle is the violator. What if it's a friend that borrowed your vehicle, or your wife or husband that decided to switch vehicles, or Jr. has borrowed the family vehicle for the day? Or any other of a dozen scenarios that are "ticketing" the vehicle, or it's owner, and possibly not the actual violator?

In no way do I condone, or advocate, running red lights. I don't do it personally, and I think violators should be ticketed for doing so. But as mentioned, I see such cameras as revenue generators, not about increasing safety by ticketing violators. But many will say that is what they are about to justify their usage, safety.

That may be true in Texas. But I lived in California previously. The traffic cameras there not only got my plate number but there was an additional photo of my smiling face :frown:  I guess that was so I couldn't say that someone else was driving.
The quality of the pictures was very good.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: No more red light cameras
« on: June 02, 2019, 07:40:26 PM »
I am sure that if I decide to run a red light or more likely, miss seeing it, there will be a LEO near by to inform me of my discretion and write the appropriate ticket. Just like it was in the Old Days. Neither way stopped red light running.
Since I moved to Texas, I have always been amazed by the lack of concern by Texans of Red light violations. I can go through a changing light, only to look in the rearview to see 5-6 more cars behind me dashing through that same now red light.


I wonder what Ollie's version of the story is?


Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: New Dem Ad?
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:05:46 PM »
That disappeared pretty quick. Let's see how long this one lasts :th_nuts:

The only people who I trust less than weathermen are politicians


Once again, can't the government find an American gun?


Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Two Wheels!
« on: April 10, 2019, 06:50:47 PM »
I have been riding since the 50's. My latest bike is a Kawasaki Versys 650, which I really enjoy. I have a group of retired motorcyclists that meet up at Joe's Banquet center in Alvin every Monday morning for breakfast. Yup Old Timers can still ride and pack away the groceries 😉


General Gun Discussion / Re: Yugo M72 value range?
« on: April 10, 2019, 06:40:07 PM »
I read the title and thought that you were talking about the car. The gun is probably worth more than the car😉


Yeah, I'd vote alcohol and a huge case of the dumbass. I am still trying to figure out why he doused himself with milk before jumping. I would have preferred he had used gasoline, thus eliminating a repeat performance😉


Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Mandatory Military Service?
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:32:14 AM »
Mandatory military service, is something I see as a POSSIBLE solution to the welfare situation that many live under. IMO, the vast majority of those on the welfare dole, are bottom-feeding scum suckers, who are just too lazy to get out and work for a living.

For decades the military has been a step up for the underprivileged who were willing to make the effort to improve themselves. But really would you desire bottom feeders, who didn't want to participate, defending our liberty? We would do better with foreign mercenaries. I think I would want my war fighters to want to be in the service, even if it were only to pay a moral obligation. I would actually prefer individuals who felt that they were professional military and we're proud of it.

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Mandatory Military Service?
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:46:00 PM »
Yeah, just because you were born here, you are entitled to all the Benys with no skin in the game  :th_nuts:
As it has been stated before "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" and no one should be entitled to more than he puts in.
It's a good thing that our Continental soldiers didn't have your sense of entitlement.
Yeah back in the 70's I could have claimed involuntary servitude. My father and grandfather could have claimed it during WW I and II, as my uncle during the Korean War. We could have read about the war in prison and  possibly the new winner of those wars would have rewarded us accordingly :th_nuts:

I can't believe that I am arguing with people whose constitutional principles are based on a Hollywood movie. The liberal writers of which, more than likely than not, feel that the Second Amendment is out-dated and must be eliminated. But hell, what can have more veritas than a Hollywood movie?

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Mandatory Military Service?
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:37:48 PM »
Give me room and board and $15 an hour and you can draft me too!

That makes your involuntary servitude voluntary???

I think EVERY American citizen owes a debt to his or her country. That debt ought to be paid with some valuable sort of service. That could (preferably) be military service.

As in the citizen exists to serve the country?

As in, the Declaration of Independence got it wrong?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...

I feel that that debt is a moral one, not a legal one. As I indicated, one can opt out. That opting out does not hinder your pursuit of happiness. It just says that if you are not willing to put something in, you won't be able to draw anything out. Therefore no servitude. It's a risk/benefit situation.


Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..I'm with ya, Babs..
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:33:00 PM »
I haven't considered myself a Republican since about the time her husband was in office.


Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Mandatory Military Service?
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:17:51 PM »
I think EVERY American citizen owes a debt to his or her country. That debt ought to be paid with some valuable sort of service. That could (preferably) be military service. As someone mentioned earlier that not all are cut out for that, but it could be a social or needed government service. Since military service might involve death or extended service contract due to war, the non-military service should be a longer contract period (like 2x). But it shouldn't be expected to be a career path for most. These service people should be paid a reasonable living wage. Participants should be penalized for non-performance and competitively rewarded for good performance. 

For those American's that don't wish to participate, could simply sign away any and all future government benefits and possibly the right to vote.

If this program applies to everyone, then everyone can plan for their future disruption of life.

Personally, I was the recipient of a very low draft number back in the late 60s. I ended up choosing the Marine Corps but wasn't particularly happy about having to make that choice. In the end, my period of service was of great benefit to me.


Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Burger Bonanza!
« on: April 05, 2019, 05:42:56 PM »
It's not much more than a convenience store, but Stanton's City Bites on Edwards has the best burgers in the Houston area. They grind their own meat with a non-politically correct fat content. Try their bacon cheeseburger and their fries. Your cardiologist will have a heart attack, but you will have the best meal you will have in years.

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