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Hershmeister last won the day on April 8 2018

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  1. Nice buy! Now go and SBR it so you can put the original wire stock on it!
  2. The wait list was due to TVA imposed gate card limits - being that we’re no longer the auspices of the TVA, membership can be larger than before. Yay!
  3. Its been a long journey finding property but we’re very excited abouy it! Rifle range out to 400 yds, shotgun area, pistol bays. Will be great !
  4. And I just thought it was by causing a 9mm vs 40 argument Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Save up for a usgi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I drove past it yesterday on a home depot run and decided to pop inside having never been to the lebanon armory before. The show was a bust for me - but I am looking for milsurps. Plenty of new guns to look at, and a reloading vendor plus the usual gaggle of stuff. One idiot vendor was selling the “solvent traps”. Aka supressor kits without the exit hole drilled. I actually listened to him make a pitch to an customer about how it makes it so much easier to clean up solvent versus an oil filter. Who the hell worries about catching solvent. These are purely sold as a questionable NFA prison time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. They are not saying until they close on the property. Ran into too many issues in prior deals by being too open. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Macon county Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Caetano opinion (2016) Reaffirmed Heller/McDonald allows ownership of weapons in common use “today” and reprimanding Massachusetts Supreme Court for denying Heller by allowing a conviction of a woman who used a stun gun against a domestic abuser which was unlawful in Massachusetts because it was “not invented in 1789” - an argument the court in Heller found “bordering on frivolous”. Particularly relevant today since the same Massachusetts supreme court followed the same line of arguments to uphold the state “assault weapons ban”. Expect it to be overturned on appeal for the same reasons as Caetano. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-10078_aplc.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks - one thing about the Left is that they show up and make themselves seem more powerful/popular by doing so. We must do the same and not cede the battlefield of ideas to them. Ever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. In the spirit of what are we as gun owners doing from an activism perspective: Last night I attended a meeting of “Common Ground” - a local Nashville group whose mission is to create dialogue to “bridge the red/blue divide”. The topic was guns and was the second meeting in a row on the topic. (i only learned of this for the 2nd) I am always wary of the word “conversation” to describe any such meeting, as its often code word meaning the “Left will tell you what to think”...but I went anyway, figuring that if I dis not it, what information would otherwise neutral minds leave with. Here is what I found The group of around 30 people, mostly all white and upper class were presented with three “experts” to briefly talk about their views/position on guns and “gun violence” Unsurprisingly, a woman from Moms Demand Action was one “expert”, but then members of the local Well Armed Woman chapter were there as well, along with a Metro Police officer. What I learned: The police shared the fact that they now share bullet forensic data with a national database and have learned that most gun crime is committed by a small number of people with the same gun - meaning that for example of 100 gun crimes committed, it may be from only 10 guns/people. Thus the bad apples are truly bad but small in number. He shared straw purchases are a big problem and wished that gun prosecutions were stiffer. The MDA lady parroted their talking points - you know them so no need to repeat. I was impressed with the poise of the Well Armed Women who made the argument for better education on the nature of the 2A. We then broke into smaller groups and discussed what we learned from the “experts” that surprised us, and then began a pretty open free for all on what to do about “gun violence” and what we would want to know more from the “experts” Notably a quick poll of our group found that it was split equally between those who wanted to eliminate the 2A, those who did not, and those who wished to modify it. Those who wished to eliminate it used the same arguments we are all familiar with - the 2A does not mean all arms, you don’t “need” an deadly ar-15, etc etc. the ones in the middle I quickly figured out just lacked information on what the current laws actually were and why certain “common sense proposals” might not be common sense or may be illegal or otherwise lead to unintended consequences. What I found was standing up for the 2A as an absolute right (which it is) makes you sound like an extremist, yet demanding its absolute removal does not.....strange.....but wait....theres more As we went around this issue of the nature of the 2A I was able to educate the group on Heller and McDonald. I said whether you like it or not, the SCOTUS has affirmed the 2A and specifically the ownership of weapons in common use (ie not nukes which one wag tried to argue was therefore allowed under an expansive view of the 2A). That matter being settled, I said regardless of ones personal views, any discussion on guns in America must take place in the context of McDonald. Unsurprisingly the banners refused to recognize the validity of a SCOTUS decision they did not agree with. I was able to explain the 4473 background check, why there is opposition to Universal Background checks (requires a government list of gun owners and could be used for confiscation), What I found is that the people in the middle were responsive to the information versus the emotional arguments. In fact, the emotion might have brought them to the table but they want a “meal” of useful info. Did i change any minds? Of those who wanted to ban the 2A - no. Of those who want to”modify it? Absolutely. I had a couple of one to one convos after the meeting and it was amazing to learn what people would say in private vs in a group. And we were all strangers so it should not have mattered! Bottom line - Show Up. Speak sensibly and educate people. Ignore the crazies and speak with those who are persuadable. PS: at the end of the meeting the Moms lady asked for a group photo, which i thought was particularly inappropriate since it was not her meeting but rather one she was a guest speaker at. I asked if it was for her groups facebook page and yes was the answer. I refused to participate and took her to task for not informing those in the pic of her intentions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I like how the make it sound so complicated to be able to reload. Bwahahah Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. And that is the entire point of the 2A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I cant see the swamp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I just politely ask the antis what exactly do they mean by “common sense gun control” Usually you find they want the very things that are already in the 4473 background check. Because they are not gun owners they have no clue what the current laws are And yes, they often are exposed as wanting to eliminate the Right - because often they do not believe it is what it is. For that group I Say Heller and McDonald and wish them good luck in their efforts for a constitutional amendment If they are really clever they will say Scalia wrote in Heller that you can’t own ANY gun and regulation is allowed (used as an excuse to ban “assault weapons”) To those smarty pants I remind them that Scalia also wrote in Heller that weapons in “common use” are guaranteed - and the ar-15 is the most commonly used rifle in the usa. As mentioned above - if they are completely illogical and emotional basket cases I just stop the convo and wish them good luck in their amendment overhaul effort. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


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