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  1. I prefer to not let anyone know I have a firearm on me.
    17 points
  2. I haven't practiced in over two decades, and I don't want to. I know that there's a lot of confusing information put out there by both sides that's complicated by politicization thanks mostly to the left during Trump's last year in office. There are valid reasons for not getting the vaccine, and I wouldn't suggest otherwise. What annoys me is people posting information on this forum who's source is a so-called expert citing anecdotal cases as if they are derived by the scientific method. In the case of treating humans, the gold standard of the scientific method is the double-blind study. That means neither the administering party nor the recipient know whether they are getting a placebo or the real drug. Those studies take time, and unfortunately, the virus (the D variant), proves VERY contagious and seems to be killing younger people who aren't vaccinated because this was a disease killing old or disabled people. Unfortunately, anecdotal news reports of people falsely reporting COVID infections really invalidates CDC's mortality numbers. Any good physician weighs the risk versus the reward with EVERY patient before acting. Example: my disabled daughter did not get the vaccine because her neurologist did not know how it would affect her condition. Luckily, she survived her encounter with the D variant after a considerable stay in the hospital, but what if she hadn't? Not knowing the true mortality numbers complicates that decision. What we DO know is that the FDA has NEVER had a pool of vaccinated people this large with which to pull data. I would wager that the medicine cabinets of the people posting bull information on this forum are full of drugs who have had less of a test pool than the COVID vaccinations. The smaller test pools of the FDA explains why you get drugs that have been on the market for decades but then get pulled because serious issues come up. One example is Zantac. It's true that we do not have any long-term studies of these vaccines, but they were derived by proven scientific methods. My heart hurts for Phil Valentine and his family because he made a bad risk assessment when he decided not to take the vaccine. I don't want people on this forum doing the same damned thing because they were listening to some alleged expert spewing anecdotal information to the world to see how many people they can fool.
    14 points
  3. Firm told me to get the vax or hit the road, I said OK, will save you the trouble, I quit. Was on the company plane at the time with about three of my bosses, (have more bosses these days than producers). That simple...they were stunned, I told them to save the fake facts, we just do not see things the same and I was sure they could replace 26 years of Process Construction experience with one of the college boys, no problem. I had food plots to plant. Owner called later that day and said since I had recouped from it in October last year it would not be a condition of my continued employment. When enough people push back it will stop, if they don't it wont.
    13 points
  4. What I'm about to say is hard to convey without seeming like an insensitive ass. We've lost good friends to cancer here on TGO and I know we've got folks here dealing with it now. So, I do not say any of this lightly, but it is important to understand the situation. mRNA treatments have historically been used to prolong the lives of patients with aggressive cancers. Note that I didn't say "cure" them. It just staves off death for a bit longer. The cancer comes back, usually, and another mRNA treatment is perhaps attempted. With luck, they get more time. The fact that cancer comes back as it "mutates around" the mRNA treatment seems to closely parallel what we're seeing with new strains of COVID-19 affecting vaccinated people. Those folks, if they lack the natural antibodies that come from having successfully fought off COVID-19 previously, are basically left defenseless by a vaccine that was specifically engineered for an earlier strain. This is why we're reading and hearing remarks from research scientists to the effect that these so-called booster shots may need to be tweaked to address newer strains. How many times can we alter the cellular level of a person's physiology before it begins to stack up and cause problems? The problem is, no one really knows. Because historically the patients who have partaken of mRNA treatments, the cancer patients, don't live long enough to provide researchers with a 10, 20, 30 year data-set. I don't trust the mRNA vaccines either.
    11 points
  5. It wasn’t called for, and he won’t be doing it again, or anything else here for that matter. I will tolerate a lot of mess that I probably shouldn’t in trying to give folks the opportunity to act right. Wholesale denigration of the folks here by someone with almost no post history? Nah, bruh. I ain’t having that.
    11 points
  6. Got my third shot yesterday. Hospital my wife works for thawed viles to administer to immunocompromised patients and had some leftover that were bound for the trashcan. As someone with asthma, I don't want any virus that attacks my lungs, and being at the 9 month mark since my last Pfizer shot I went an got another. Rest assured while some of yall are out there trying to decide to take a vaccine or not I'm over here being a voluntary lab rat. If it means I don't suffocate to death over a 5 week period I'll take the chances.
    11 points
  7. Up for consideration: Custom Belgium ~ Browning Hi Power in 9mm. The details are listed below, one of a kind. Asking $1,850.00 OBO. This is truly a sweet setup! ** Trades: FN 502 .22 suppressor ready pistol. HK VP9, Ruger PSR .22 bolt rifle, Glock 43X, XDM Elite 45ACP or 10mm.** or a Bren Ten !! Or CZ 457 .22. Possibly a .22 Bergera? Hit me up. FTF in Fairview, must have TN carry permit and be able to legally purchase a firearm. If I'm slow to respond- jamesrsadler@yahoo.com FEATURES: Hand Textured(Stippled) Frame and Trigger Guard- Novak's Hand Textured Slide Top and Rear of the Slide - all sharp edges removed - Novak's Custom Novak's night sights (front & rear) Fitted Ambidextrous safety KKM match Barrel- Novak's installed Crowned Barrel - Novak's Contoured mag release Competition Bobbed Steel Hammer, Improved Sear Lever, and Trigger Custom 4# Crisp Trigger Job - Novak's Chrome Satin Rust Resistant Finish Custom Select Cocobolo Checkered Grips Two 13 round Capacity Magazines
    10 points
  8. I hope you are asking in earnest and don't easily get offended. Academy has the shotgun for sale you are selling for the same price new. We are a cheap bunch here. We like a deal. I've found that if I keep marking my price down, most items will eventually sell. Being a new member makes some folk skeptical. Requiring a bill of sale runs some folks off. Your location is obviously a stumbling block for many. I hope these suggestions might help in some way without offending.
    10 points
  9. He seems to have mostly recovered and is happy to be back at work. Thanks for checking.
    10 points
  10. Early on in my career, someone told me something that's stuck with me for a lot of years. There is no them. Even if there was some organized cabal - they're just not smart enough to pull anything off on that kind of scale. Rephrased - never assign to malice what can reasonably be attributed to incompetence.
    10 points
  11. Somebody's getting a nice rifle. I have the same rifle, but I hunt with it. One of my favorite 30-30s I own. Shame to let these sit in the safe. That long barrel makes for accurate, off-hand shooting.
    9 points
  12. I have conceal carried for a long time. I live in a Constitutional Carry state now, but I still have my permit. When I carry (everyday) the goal is to have what I need, and not let it encumber me. That means a lot of different things. First and foremost that it not get in the way of what I am doing. If I were to carry a big iron on my hip for everyone to see, sure, they would all stand in awe at what a mighty and powerful man I am. But that isn't why we carry. Well, it shouldn't be. We should carry so that if the need ever arises, we have it. And frankly, keeping it concealed adds to that. I don't get spooked when I see guys open carrying. I do get spooked when I see guys in an Uncle Mike's holster on a floppy belt with a cocked and locked 1911 in flip flops ordering food at McDonald's. If you carry, be responsible, it is my opinion that part of that is concealing it with a quality holster.
    9 points
  13. No, and not because of the cost. Unfortunately becoming an actual service dog takes months. The actual cost isn't what bothers me, it's the idea that within two weeks any dog will be trained enough to make a difference. I think you have to go in with eyes wide open. If you are expecting an actual service dog with the capabilities I think you are hoping for, then just buying a dog and sending it to training is not the answer. If your expectations are that you are buying a pet with the hopes it could maybe help at some point down the road, then that is a leap of faith you are going to have to decide the risk on. What happens when that dog doesn't do what you want it to or to the level you were hoping? I hope the answer isn't just get rid of it. I am not trying to be negative, but a dog that can assist in the manner you are talking about is not just a dog you buy and train in a couple of weeks. If you really need an assistance dog, talk to one of the organizations that does this professionally. You will find that it takes a lot of time and money to get a true service dog. It can't be a quick fix so to speak. A 'companion dog' is absolutely possible, but one that can help with any mobility issues is asking a lot from what is essentially a pet.
    9 points
  14. Ah, the ever popular Either-Or Fallacy at work. Nice. Completely wrong, but still nice to see that some people choose to reach for that lever since it's an easy one to pull. You actually can have it both ways and we used to do just that in this country when our moral convictions were stronger and we had a basis of ethics that gave us the fortitude to make stands and say, "Yeah - actually I can have it both ways if both ways are right, moral and just." An intelligent person with autonomy over themselves and their business absolutely should be able to pick and choose which causes he or she will support. There is no logical connection between deciding that you don't want a customer's business (i.e. refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding) and supporting the idea that companies should be able to force you to undergo a medical procedure, against your will, as a condition of employment. The only tie between the two is an ethereal hope or belief that there should be a connection, because it gives us a neat little template to lay over top of every problem and absolves us of having to use our brains to make spot decisions. There are several good reasons why I think that a person should get one of the COVID-19 vaccines if they fit into various risk profiles. Wanting a pay-check isn't one of them. You are a rarity on several fronts. Good for you! The bad news is that corporate HR departments and lawyers have had decades of experience dealing with labor unions and know how to spot an insurrection before it gains steam. These days they just fire you before you get a chance to organize a walk-out. "Kill one and the others will take note and be afraid." That sort of thing.
    9 points
  15. After much debate, I am letting this one go. About as nice a PC as you can get - the conventional stock w/MI rail. Low round count (hey 9mm is expensive!) and looks like new. For what it’s worth I tried the AR stock and this set-up was better. Includes Ruger case, glock factory mag, and Specter Gear sling/mag pouch combo. Also has the MI side sling adapter if you want to go that route. Will include original box and manual as well. I will meet in Clarksville/North Nashville area. Buyer must be legal to own a rifle and sign bill of sale. Priced to sell at $700. Thanks!
    8 points
  16. On Friday, October 15th, 2021, the way that you login to TGO will change. We will no longer allow you to login using your screen name / user name / display name. You will be required to use your email address to login. You will use your same password as you did previously. Why Are We Doing This? We are doing this to provide an extra layer of security for you. Unless you have goofed and made your email address publicly known on TGO, the only people who should be privy to that are yourself and our administrative team. No one else should know the correlation between your screen name and your email address. A common way of attacking a user account is to to try a "brute force attack" where they use your login name and try to guess the password. By detaching your screen name from the login process, we can help hide your login credentials from bad actors and make it a little harder on them. No vaccinations are required for this to work. But please do be sure that you know what email address you signed up using! You can find that info by checking your own Account Settings screen at this link. Please do that in advance of October 15th. Thanks!
    8 points
  17. This is just my opinion. I truly believe that the people who got covid the first go around and the vaccinated people are relatively good to go. The issues are mainly with the people that have neither. They've got to weigh the potential side effects of the vaccine vs the potential outcome of getting the virus. I do not have the right to make that decision for anyone and neither does anyone on this site.
    8 points
  18. I may cherry pick, but its these 2 incongruous statements that are the backbone of my objection... The CDC is viewed as an "expert" with anything but anecdotal info, agreed? Than why did they suggest last year that upwards of 96% of the tests were false positives? Why do they continue to use data/results from a test they themselves have invalidated? Why do they market mRNA gene therapy as a 'vaccine' when it confers neither immunity nor lasting protection? As a former zantac user (and prilosec, and...), I find it baffling that educated and intelligent people ignore a history of graft and corruption and blindly follow instructions from this gubermint agency despite evidence to the contrary, because (the talking head on the tee vee said) they're an "expert"?! They have proven themselves beholden to the drug industry time and time again. Throughout these last 2 years they're a walking contradiction, and despite the fact they issue guidance 180 degrees from previous on a whim, people still listen. Reminds me of folks that defend wife beaters. Yeah, THIS time its different. We've ALWAYS been at war with EastAsia!!!!!
    8 points
  19. I was just taking a break at work and stopped in to check the used guns at a gun store in town. In all those polymer guns for sale I saw a huge chunk of aluminum and stainless steel. It was a Ruger P89 made in 1991 , the year I graduated school LOL . Looks to have had around less than 1,000 rds through it . Hardly any wear on the barrel or anywhere. It's the very early P89 with the single-sided decocker. The best thing is that is that I paid $199. If you know Ruger P-Series pistols , these things are like old AK-47's of the pistol world. They just run and run. A lot of reloaders use them to test hot rounds since they can stand a lot of pressure. My wife wasn't too happy when she saw a charge on the bank card for $199 LOL but I couldn't pass it up . Just thought I'd share. Have a great day.
    8 points
  20. This kind of thing just makes me nuts. (See AuEagle's post above.) We have PHD's on both sides of the issue giving us opposing information, and all of it seems reasonable to me. One group of smart people telling me that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan. Another group of smart people telling me that it's unlikely. One group of smart people telling me a paper mask is going to help alleviate spread of the virus (which I find implausible), another group telling me paper masks are going to save us all. We have Dr. Fauci telling us that masks aren't going to do anything, and few months later suggesting we wear two. We have candidates Joe Biden and Kamela Harris telling us they don't trust the "Trump" vaccine, but President Biden and Vice President Harris tell us that taking the vaccine is mandatory. Our "scientific experts" and the political class really should get their act together and stop confusing the issue with contradictory proclamations every fourth day!
    8 points
  21. I picked up Friday. I found it at the flea market between Manchester and Tullahoma. Fred's booth is a lot of fun. not sure about the US Revolver but the two silver badges appear to be authentic Pinkerton as does the brass New York Central Railway Police badge. There are three large and three small Pinkerton uniform buttons and the box of 38 S&W holds 48 rounds, Of course the "Golden Spike" is just painted. The revolver is functional aside from the ejector. Finish is non-existent and there is much pitting. I will test fire it when I find a box of ammo but this will be a display piece. Just wish I had documentation on the history of what appears to be an authentic retired railroad detective's service memento. If you know this to be a fraud,,,don't tell me
    8 points
  22. 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS, Blue 54,000 Original Miles Garage Kept ,New Battery, Fairly New Tires Very Good Mechanical and Visual Condition Everything Works. My Dad Literally drove it to and from Church, Grocery, etc.. He'll be 100 Years old next Year, therefore reason for selling. Partial Trade on Firearms possible SOLD
    8 points
  23. 1968 Colt Frontier Scout .22 with factory stag grips. Nice leather holster included. Got this from Gr8smiles 6 months ago, but yes, it was pure impulse. I'm never going to play cowboy ... well, maybe while watching the GRIT channel. Only trade that would interest me would be a lever gun. $650
    8 points
  24. First, calling it a "deworming medicine" is disingenuous and trite. As others have pointed out, Ivermectin has a variety of applications and is has been prescribed to humans for a long while now. You are calling it that because the media has saturated your brain with the term and because it's derogatory and makes you feel smarter than those fools who pop horse pills. Second, people are choosing alternative approaches to dealing with COVID-19 because there is no Off Switch or Undo Button for the mRNA vaccines. You might be OK being part of a test group for experimental vaccines and rolling the dice that you won't regret it immensely in the future, but other people aren't. Some of those people have been alive 2-3x longer than you have, and experientially understand that scientists have been known to #### up a time or two. Don't be so quick to dismiss them as being naive. People took the chance and tried to cling to sides of aircraft fleeing Kabul, Afghanistan just a few weeks ago. They did it because the alternative looked far worse to them. Honestly, your youthful smugness and condescension toward others reminds me of my oldest son. He's arrogant and an ass. I think both of you will end up regretting some of your positions on issues later in life after you've had a few more miles under your belt and start seeing through the propaganda and bull####.
    8 points
  25. I went in to The Gun Crew shop in Nashville today to pick up a couple of guns I had bought but hadn't gotten yet. (I live 3 hours away now.) They had boocoo .300Blk, .22LR, .45acp, 9mm & 5.7 ammo for sale. The 5.7 is about 1/2 of what I was seeing on GB, so you can help yourself there if that's what you need. I didn't check to see if there was plenty of 5.56 or 7.62x39 but I'm sure he has them as well. None of the ammo was match grade, but the pistol calibers were both FMJ as well as self defense ammo. They had multiple types of 9mm self defense on sale as well, much of it Hornady stuff. Hope this helps some folks.
    8 points
  26. That anxiety you feel when you pull the trigger on a $2500 rifle. Well...... 100 yards after 20 rounds. Changed the scope to an HD5 3x15 and ran it at 500, 600, 1000, and 1250. This is 1250 on a human silhouette. I've got about 70 rounds down range so I'm still learning the gun, but I'm not unhappy so far.
    8 points
  27. I don't do it except if I have to take off my outer clothing layer for some odd reason. The ones I do see open carrying almost always are using some cheap assed Fobus or Ace nylon holster. Neither of which should be used for carrying period, never mind OCing. As a TFA member, I'm quite surprised at the % of fellow members who promote OCing. I think it's stupid, unsound tactically & is a good way to get yourself shot first. But what do I know?
    8 points
  28. Covid escalation makes 2022 mail in ballots more palatable and keeps the door open for unprecedented spending on unprecedented things.
    8 points
  29. I've been meaning to take a picture of mine for a long time. Just never got around to it. This thread has prompted me to get off my butt, dig 'em out of the safe and do just that. Left to right: Browning 1886 SRC .45-70 Winchester 94 .30-30 Winchester 9422 .22LR Winchester 94 Trapper .45 Colt Winchester 94 Trapper .44 magnum Rossi 92 Trapper .357 Magnum.
    7 points
  30. My point is that you are wrong about their motives. No, they shouldn't get preferential treatment. They should get the God damned politics out of this once and for ALL.
    7 points
  31. if you got the shots you don't need a mask,,,oh wait, yes you do, maybe, uh, you need a booster, no, no you don't, oh hell yes you do. we have to mandate the shot to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated. The clown in chief ACTUALLY said that???
    7 points
  32. He seems to be ok, at home, fever broke.
    7 points
  33. The problem is that this is not about a company being allowed to make their own decisions... it’s about a company or government crossing the line and making medical decisions about me against my will.
    7 points
  34. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/09/politics/david-chipman-nomination-withdrawn/index.html
    7 points
  35. I don't trust the mRNA method of vaccinations yet. I hope it'll be the new miracle cure for everything. I really do, but the government lies so GD much you just can't believe anything they say.
    7 points
  36. This is generally where I stand, but for those that OC like the kind of folks @Murgatroymentioned with their floppy Uncle Mike’s holster looking like a bag of smashed assholes, let it be know that I’m judging them very harshly along with everyone else.
    7 points
  37. This has been an important line in the sand, and there are a number of RKBA groups, including the Firearms Policy Coalition and the Second Amendment Foundation, that have been fighting hard against Chipman, who is the poster boy for jack-booted federal thuggery. Withdrawal of his nomination is a major victory for the cause of freedom, and thus we should look for it to be largely ignored in the mainstream news media. And yes, the administration will certainly nominate another authoritarian gun-grabber for the post, but he or she won't be as bad as Chipman...simply because there probably aren't any others that bad. The enemies of freedom intended this nomination as a major blow against gun owners, and that blow has been successfully blocked. We should take a moment to savor that fact, even though we know more attempts are coming. Cheers, Whisper
    7 points
  38. Just because one of its uses is deworming does not mean that is its only use. Have you ever taken Benadryl for allergies? How about sleeping pills? Check the active ingredient - many sleeping pills have the same active ingredient as Benadryl... Ivermectin is a medicine that's been around since 1975 (plenty of time to see side effects) whereas this shot has been around for less than a year. Ivermectin has been prescribed by many, many, many doctors globally and has been observed to be effective at treating the symptoms of COVID19. What people are concerned about is the fact that the vaccine is being mandated for clear political reasons. I hope that clears up your confusion.
    7 points
  39. I hear ya! I’m retiring at the end of the month. I worked 30 years to get their promised pension and retiree’s insurance. I’m taking it. My boss asked why I was leaving. I told him because I can!
    7 points
  40. The only time I ever "open carry" is when I am walking in the woods behind my house, when I really expect to see no other people. I never carry openly in public, and consider to be a generally bad idea. I once saw a fellow motorcyclist riding down the highway on a Harley in a semi-reclined posture with an unconcealed pistol on his belt. The first thing that came to my mind was the pistol falling out of the holster and bouncing down the highway. I don't pretend to know what's on anyone else's mind, but open carry seems to me like it's an attention-getting ploy most of the time. I can think of three occasions when people (two tradesmen and one person coming to buy an item I'd advertised) came on to my property with unconcealed handguns. I was unimpressed, and told them so. I'm a "gun guy", but I think if one is going onto private residential property the gun should be concealed or left in the vehicle unless prior consent is given.
    7 points
  41. Easy answer: Don't act a fool and you won't likely have many problems.
    7 points
  42. Recovering. There’s really not much more to say than that.
    6 points
  43. The good news is that my disabled daughter, (1st daughter), was released from the hospital yesterday evening with an oxygen tank to cart around. They gave her a 30' hose so that she could pretty much go into most rooms without the tank. The bad news is that 7 of the 8 people in my household have COVID. My youngest granddaughter became symptomatic on Friday, and my 2nd daughter on Saturday. I think my wife is a little miffed that I got the Moderna vaccine where she and my 2nd daughter got the J&J. They are now lamenting that they should have gotten the Moderna vaccine. I feel very fortunate that we've had no deaths from this disease in my family.
    6 points
  44. 6 points
  45. While good news, the next nominee, will likely be just as bad or worse. Need to continue the fight!
    6 points
  46. Because our government, the media, and everybody else is playing politics with this disease. Our media likes to call it horse dewormer, which is available at Walgreens, CVS, and WALMART. All my horses shop there. Some folks have concerns about the vaccines. A lot of medical folks have concerns. Hell, we took the J&J shot because Mika's doctor had concerns about the Phizer and Moderna. There are tons and tons of bull#### wrapped around this whole disease. If one politician mentions a drug, it gets banned by his opponents. And the real truth is way above all of our pay grades. Wormer... https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1122/ivermectin-oral/details and the Nobel Peace Prize... like Obama https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2015/press-release/
    6 points
  47. Patience and persistence finally paid off. Today she bought a 2000 Ford Taurus SES. Body and interior are in excellent condition, runs good and everything works. This is the upper end of the Taurus line and has power everything. It needs a couple of tires and the windshield has a crack, But she only gave $2000 for it. She has plenty of money left to take care of those little things.
    6 points
  48. Regardless of the vaccination, anyone should stay home if you are sick. Vaccinated people can still transmit the china virus
    6 points
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