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eRay

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  1. I don't think the question anymore is, Will things get bad? I think the question now is, When will things get bad? We have half the world mad at us and Russia, with even more nuclear weapons than us, threatening us. Everyone thinks Russia would never attack us with nuclear weapons as that would lead to mutual destruction. The problem with that line of thinking is Putin is totally in charge. He is an old man with not a lot of life left to live. He is not winning the war and knows he will not as long as NATO backs Ukraine. If he does not win this war, he is done. What does he have to lose. Even if Russia doesn't we still have Iran and North Korea who would. We have an election coming up and America has not been this divided since the civil war. The Democrats and the liberal media are trying every dirty trick in the books to stop Trump before the election even begins. They have tried impeachment, criminal charges, are are now trying to keep him off the ballot. I don't know if the election was stolen or not, but judging from the left's current behavior, I tend to think they are capable of it. And I can see where, if Trump loses, many will believe they did again. We are $34 Trillion in debt. Two of our biggest debt holders, China and Japan are both concerned about our ability to repay this debt and are selling our debt instead of buying more. The social Security Trust Fund was investing their surplus funds into government bonds and now account for 3 trillion of the government debt. Social Security is no longer running a surplus and will be cashing in their debt to pay their monthly obligations rather than investing more. Less people are willing to buy our debt. This will drive up the interest rates we have to offer to get investors to buy. In order to hold rates down, the Federal Reserve will have to buy more of our debt. Problem is the Federal Reserve does not have the money. That means they will have to print trillions more dollars leading to hyper inflation.
  2. I think it was $35 per year to join the NRA Business Alliance. I got a million dollar liability policy and $50,000 theft coverage for $1,900 a year. ATF does not require this coverage to get an FFL. If I were doing it again, I would just form a corporation to protect my personal assets and forgo the insurance. They were really big at that time on zoning. You need to make sure you can get something in writing from your local zoning authority stating you can operate a business in your location.
  3. Yep. 10 years ago, I bought mine through the NRA Business Alliance. It was with Lloyds of London and was about $1,900.00 a year. It covered liability and theft.
  4. When I got an FFL 10 years ago, after I submitted the application an ATF inspector came by to interview me and inspect the premises. He went over all the rules with me to make sure I understood them. He then required me to get a letter from the city codes enforcement officer stating that I was zoned for business. I had a funeral home on one side and a motel on the other, and my building had been a real estate office when I bought it, but he still wanted documentation that I was zoned for business.
  5. My advice would be to put back about 3 months worth of food and enough ammo to protect it. You may have to stay put at home for a couple of months after the election. If Trump wins we may have the 2020 summer of love in every big city across the country.
  6. I think where you and I have a difference of opinion is with the Democrats willingness to quit once we give in to some of their demands. If we compromise on red flag laws they will have gained one step and will move on to the next. Next will be so called assault weapons, then next high capacity pistols, then lever action rifles and pump shotguns. They are never going to quit and every time you compromise with them you just move them one step closer to their goal of no private gun ownership. We are like Israel trying to negotiate with Hamas. It is hard to make a deal when the enemy's ultimate goal is to wipe you off the face of the earth. It is just as hard to negotiate with the gun control zealots when their ultimate goal is to wipe all gun owners off the face of the earth. Every time we give up a little bit, we are just moving them a little bit closer to that goal.
  7. I think it depends on the shooter. Someone who is really interested in guns might do well with a .380 or 9MM semi auto. On the other hand, someone like my wife who is not big on shooting and only fires a gun about twice a year is better off with a small frame 3 inch .38 revolver. She has no desire to learn about how a pistol functions and does not like having to chamber a round. She loves the simplicity of just opening the cylinder loading the rounds closing it and pulling the trigger.
  8. I'm sure I am not the only one here who buys accessories for guns then never gets around to using them. 2 New In the Factory Packaging Ruger American 4 round mags for .308 Win, 243 Win, 6.5 Creedmore, 6 MM Creedmore, and 7MM-08. Price is $40 for the pair. Like New in the factory packaging 30 MM matte blue steel Ruger Scope Rings. Product Number 5B30HM. Fits Mini 14, Mini 30, 44 Deerfield, 77/22, Redhawk, PC 8, PC 4, MK II and MK III Pistol. $40 for the pair. Must meet fairly close to Lenoir City as I can not afford to travel too far to sell a $40 item.
  9. My wife has hsd two. The doctor told her they sometimes do both of them at the same time for a man because after he has one, he often will not come back for the second one. Be sure to take a pain pill about 30 minutes before physical therapy.
  10. Nice little shotgun. On the wrong end of the state of course.
  11. I talked to FUJIMO about this one. It is a nice gun but it is an older model with collector value. Really looking for a gun without collector value. What I really want is a 442, 637, or 638 for around $450-500 or a SP101 or GP100 for around $650-700. Or even a 686 2 1/2 inch for around $750. Thanks anyway.
  12. Want to buy a Like New In The Box 38 or 357 Revolver. Smith & Wesson or Ruger. Such as S&W 442, 638, 637, 686, Ruger SP101, GP100 3 inch etc. Barrel 2 to 3 inch. Needs to be within 50 miles of Knoxville. Not looking for older collector guns. Want a newer model preferably in the box. Please PM me with any replies. Thanks for looking.
  13. 20 years ago, I shot a lot of both .357 Sig and .40 S&W. I had a Sig 229 in 40 and one in 357. I also had a Glock model 23 and model 32 in 40 and 357. I always shot better groups with the .357 than the 40. The 357 was harder on guns than the 40. I sent my Model 32 back to Glock because of some peening of the metal on the locking block. Never saw that with my Glock 40. Glock said it was normal with the .357. I always considered the .357 magnum revolver to be the best all round defense caliber. I read in one of the gun magazines where they compared the Glock Model 32 in .357 Sig with a S&W Model 686 with a 4 inch barrel. They used Winchester 125 grain silvertip in both guns. Penetration into a gel block was just about the same. The Glock with the .357 Sig was actually about 50 FPS faster probably due to the revolver having a barrel gap. The Glock was essentially a .357 magnum with with 13 rounds. I think if the .357 Sig had come out before the 40 then the 40 would never have been developed.
  14. I think the Mossberg Over Under guns are made by Khan Arms in Turkey. The CZ's are made by Huglu in Turkey. There may be US built O/U's for $1,000 but I have been unable to find one.
  15. Who builds an American double barrel in my $1,000 budget range? I haven't been able to find anyone.
  16. Only thing standing between me and a Beretta is $2500.
  17. I looked at a Drake at my local gun shop. I could not force myself to like the open area with no rib between the two barrels. Other than that, I would probably like the Drake just as well. I ordered a new Redhead Premier in 20ga from Family Firearms a couple of weeks ago for $828. It had a wood to metal fit more like a Browning or Beretta. Compared to the Drake it was gorgeous. Really nice wood. Yesterday, I took the plunge and ordered a new 12 ga just like it. I really like the 20ga but 12ga shells seem to be much more available at a reasonable price.
  18. eRay

    WHY?

    I have dealt with plenty of those people. When I was young 40 years ago, I worked 4 years as a police officer. Believe me, I have seen what people will do to each other. I have also looked into the barrel of a British .303 being held by a mentally deranged man from 30 feet away. We all have to weigh the risks and decide what is best for us. There are probably 150 people in my church on a Sunday. For all I know 149 of them may be packing a gun. I won;t be one of them. Just a personal decision between me and my God. You do what is best for you.

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