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About polecat

  • Birthday 01/15/1949

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    Knoxville TN
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    hiking, shooting, jeeps
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    Wannabe Retired Person but still have to work


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  1. Yeah, im looking for recommendations. I do some hog hunting and have been using my 1960's era Winchester 94 in 30-30. I've used it for over 40+ years and it has served me well. I installed a set of hi viz sights but with trifocals it's getting tough to see. I really need to use a low power fixed scope but don't want to mess with changing my rifle. Obvious choice is a Marlin lever gun or a bolt action in a sufficient caliber . My max budget is 35O - 400. What say y'all? Thanks in advance!
  2. Sounds like a great pistol. I sure appreciate the response and will post a range report soon. Thanks again!
  3. Anyone with any experience with this pistol? Looking at a trade for a lightly used Beretta (not Stoeger) version . My research indicates it was a pretty reliable pistol. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
  4. I have a valid TN handgun carry permit so I transport a loaded firearm every day in my vehicle. Long guns are an issue I agree. I miss hiking In the boonies with my 30-30 for self defense and security. In my home state of Arizona I could open carry a loaded longun anywhere, anytime and concealed carry a hangun without a permit anywhere except for schools and certain government buildings. I lived in rural northern Arizona in the middle of the Prescott national Forest at elevation of 6,500 ft. I'm very aware of the definition of a free state. TN is not as firearm friendly as I would like but has many other freedoms - like no state income tax - which makes it a much better place to live than many other states. I guess I was thinking of TN as compared to California, New York etc. But... Especially California, I only go there to visit my son and my grandkids. Last time I was there I actually had to cross Nancy Polosi Blvd with my grandson to get to a museum! Seriously , it made me do a double take and check my wallet! LOL lol Thanks
  5. Another "bill" that has become a total FUBAR . Leave reciprocity to the states and I'll just continue to stay out of California, New York , and the other socialist states. I may have to make an exception occasionally to visit the grandkids in the DPRC ( democratic people's republic of California)
  6. I wasn't impressed with the CZ P10 C but then I only handled it. I went with the Smith 2.0 and for me, after 500 rounds that trigger squish went away. All I'm changing is putting Dawson Competition Sighets on it. It's a wonderful shooter. That grip is amazing. I think their both good choices but the ergos on the M&P were better.
  7. There is no right answer to this topic anymore. Too many good guns. That said, I picked up an M&P 9 2.0 full size at Buds in Seveirville last week for $399. It conceals as well for me as the new compact. Great gun. Good trigger. Amazing grip options for arthritic hands like mine. M&P has my vote.
  8. In my home state of Arizona, we did not have to go through a background check once we obtained our concealed weapons permit. This is logical since our prints were already on file and we had already been " checked". Of course , we could hike the Backcountry carrying a rifle 365 days a year irrespective of hunting season. I totally agree the current system needs to be fixed and feel good legislation is an open door to gun grabbers.
  9. This is why I live in TN. And before that AZ. So, if restrictions on "assault weapons" was enacted by Congress and passed would SCOTUS also decline to hear any cases challenging the law? Sounds like they would.
  10. I've owned two of the 239 models...a standard model in 40sw and a SAS model with the DAK trigger. Both were superbly accurate but in the end I foolishly traded them for plastic guns with more capacity. Big mistake! Your 239 is a keeper!
  11. this. although Hillary will try as well and with her SCOTUS picks and dems gaining seats in congress I expect another AWB at the very least.
  12. U.S. lest you doubt her intentions...... HILLARY CLINTON MEETS WITH SANDY HOOK FAMILIES, VOWS TO PUSH FOR GUN CONTROL WITHIN SECOND AMENDMENT BY MICHELE GORMAN ON 4/21/16 AT 4:36 Pm Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a discussion on gun violence prevention with family members of victims at the Wilson-Gray YMCA in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 21. She vowed to push for stronger gun-control legislation if she becomes president.ADREES LATIF/REUTERS U.S.HILLARY CLINTONGUNSGUN LAWSGUN VIOLENCECONNECTICUT2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Surrounded by panelists who have been affected by gun violence, Hillary Clinton on Thursday promised Connecticut residents she would push for stricter firearms laws as president, just five days before the state’s primary. The Democratic front-runner gathered for almost two hours at the Wilson-Gray YMCA in Hartford with relatives from gun-violence incidents, including families affected by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The panel was held about 50 miles from where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in the massacre on December 14, 2012. “I am not here to make promises I can’t keep,” Clinton said. “I am here to tell you I will use every single minute of every day, if I’m so fortunate enough to be your president, looking for ways that we can save lives, that we can change the gun culture. It is just too easy for people to reach for a gun to solve their problems. It makes no sense.” Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week “We can do this consistent with the Second Amendment. We can do this with the support of responsible gun owners, and that is exactly what we will do,” she added, to applause from the crowd. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner who most recently won New York’s primary Tuesday, acknowledged that the gun lobby “is the most powerful lobby in Washington.” “They have figured out how to intimidate elected officials at all levels who basically just stop thinking about this problem because they’re too scared to stand up to the [National Rifle Association (NRA)],” Clinton said. She called for a national movement to fight gun violence and for the Sandy Hook massacre to be the object lesson for convincing a majority of Americans to remain in the movement to turn it into a voting issue. “If anything else were killing 33,000 Americans a year, you can bet we would be fully mobilized, doing everything we possibly could to save lives,” she said. Erica Smegielski, whose mother, Sandy Hook Elementary principal Dawn Hochsprung, died in the massacre, introduced Clinton, whom she called “my partner” in the fight. She said gun violence is “personal for Connecticut,” not only because of the Newtown massacre, but also because of the daily toll it takes on residents. “Gun violence knows no bounds. I learned that the hard way,” Smegielski said, adding that the number of mass shootings are dwarfed by everyday gun violence, including individual murders, suicides and accidental deaths. In a newly released Clinton ad, titled “My Mom,” Smegielski speaks about her mother. “No one is fighting harder to reform our gun laws than Hillary. She reminds me of my mother: She isn’t scared of anything and that’s how I know that she is the person that can actually make a difference. That’s why I believe in her,” she says in the minute-long spot airing in Connecticut. Connecticut not only is the state where the Newtown massacre occurred, but it also has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Clinton thanked Governor Dannel Malloy, who was in attendance Thursday, for his leadership in pushing for stronger gun measures. In the months following the Newtown massacre, he signed into law a historic bill that requires universal background checks on all purchases, and added more than 100 firearms to the state’s existing ban on assault weapons. Last year, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Connecticut second for enacting effective firearms measures. Curbing gun violence has been one of Clinton’s main issues on the campaign trail. She has called for comprehensive gun background checks and repeatedly highlights her Senate vote against a 2005 law that provides general immunity to gun companies. Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, supported the legislation when he was a member of the House. Sanders, the Vermont senator, faces mounting criticism on his gun-voting record, especially after his comments at recent debates and to the New York Daily News that gun companies shouldn’t be held responsible when a customer legally purchases a firearm then uses it in a crime. On the defensive, he has touted his D-minus rating from the NRA—which he says shows he is an enemy to the gun lobby—and rural connections to Vermont. Clinton’s stop in Hartford Thursday came a week after a judge in Connecticut refused to throw out a lawsuit brought by 10 Sandy Hook families against three gun companies responsible for manufacturing, distributing and selling the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the weapon used in the shooting. The trial has been set for April 3, 2018. At the most recent debate last week, the presidential hopeful was asked whether he owes the Sandy Hook victims an apology for defending gunmakers against the lawsuit. “No,” he said. “They have the right to sue, and I support them and anyone else who wants the right to sue.” Smegielski has spoken out against Sanders’s comments on gun immunity. Mark and Jackie Barden, whose 7-year-old son, Daniel, died at Sandy Hook Elementary, also have called out Sanders. The two parents, who are involved in the lawsuit against the three gun companies, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post to argue that their case isn’t about ending gun manufacturing in the United States. Rather, they said it’s about the dangers of entrusting the AR-15, a military-style assault weapon, to the general public. Jillian Soto, sister of Victoria Soto, a teacher killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, has called Sanders’s comments offensive, insensitive and disrespectful. Other relatives of gun-violence victims have thrown their support behind Clinton, including the mothers of the late Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, who were killed in separate incidents in Florida in 2012, and Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor and former U.S. representative. Clinton has the backing from prominent leaders and outspoken gun-control activists in Connecticut, including U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. Clinton on Wednesday campaigned in Philadelphia, where she participated in a discussion about gun violence with former Attorney General Eric Holder. Her daughter, Chelsea, started campaigning for her Wednesday, saying gun control is an issue that feels especially personal to her now that she is a mother. Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island also will hold Democratic and Republican primary elections Tuesday. REQUEST REPRINT OR SUBMIT CORRECTION
  13. I don't think he is a conservative. He may be pro gun 0 or not. But I don't believe he will pursue an anti gun agenda like Hillary has vowed to do. An abstention is a yes vote for Hillary and we know what she will do. I will vote for the republican nominee regardless of who it is. I don't like Trump or Cruz. Actually, I didn't like any of this year's candidates on either side. However, I choose not to be one of those who didn't vote and then complains about what happens later.


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