Keep passing those gun laws. We'll keep figuring ways around them.
The "grand experiment" in my opinion will fail. And guess what (EPA representative) Mr. Hestmark will say then?And it was in a dead-tree publication, no less!
Gee, "Plan A" didn't work so I guess we will have to build a treatment plant at a cost to taxpayers of $100 million to $500 million (who knows).
Reading between the lines, I believe that has been the EPA's plan all along. The proposed Red & Bonita plugging plan has been their way of getting a foot in the door to justify their hidden agenda for construction of a treatment plant. After all, with a budget of $8.2 billion and 17,000 employees, the EPA needs new, big projects to feed the beast and justify their existence.
Thursday, August 20:So get on the phone and make your reservations!
2:45-5PM - Trip to the massive Scheel's Sports in Sparks. If you need any last-minute range gear or just want to check it out (worth the trip) a group will be leaving from the Silver Legacy. Upon our return we're having a group dinner at the El Dorado buffet. (No sponsor, attendees responsible for buffet cost.)
Friday, August 21:
8-9AM - Breakfast at the Silver Legacy Resort &Casino (Free, sponsored by LuckyGunner.com)
10AM-2PM - Range time at the Washoe County Shooting Facility. Shoot what you brought, and shoot what everybody else brought. This is where the Gardner Gun and various other toys, some suppressed, some full auto, will be available to shoot. The range has target frames and known-distance positions for them out to 300 yards. Steel swingers at various ranges out to 900 yards. I'm bringing my .300 Win Mag for this. Range fee is $8/person. Bring something to drink, and sunscreen is advised. You also need eye and ear protection.
6-8PM - Dinner at the Silver Legacy - (Free, sponsored by LuckyGunner.com)
8-Whenever - Mix-n-Mingle in the hospitality room. Adult beverages and snacks (byob!). This is the main reason I go to the Rendezvous, and I don't drink. The range trips are just an extra added bonus.
Saturday, August 22:
8-9AM - Breakfast at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino (Free, sponsored by LuckyGunner.com)
10AM-2PM - "Paper steel" shooting at the new indoor range at Reno Guns & Range. $15/person. Rimfire and centerfire handguns only. Irons & optics. Five white paper plates mounted on IPSC style target stands. One plate will be designated as the “Stop Plate” and it must be shot last. The other four plates may be shot in any order. Each shooter will shoot the stage multiple times, and the slowest time will be discarded. The remaining fastest times will be totaled, and added to the shooter’s overall score. Once each shooter has completed the stage, the targets will be moved to different positions, and will be shot again as “Stage 2.” Additional stages will be shot as time permits. Each string will be shot from the "low ready" position.
5-6PM - Special Interest Arms' Richard Brengman will talk about his Gardner Gun and other toys, which you should have gotten to shoot on Friday.
6-6:15PM - Brief introduction to the organization we're sponsoring, Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).
6:15-7:15PM Pizza dinner, provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Please don't drip pizza grease on the Gardner Gun!
7:15-7:45 - Raffle benefiting HAVA. There's some nice stuff this year.
7:45-Whenever - Mix-n-Mingle. Adult beverages, yadda yadda yadda....
Sunday, August 23
8-9AM - Breakfast at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino (Free, sponsored by LuckyGunner.com)
9AM-1PM - Scenario simulation at Reno Guns and Range. This is a training simulator using CO2 powered simulated firearms against projected threat scenarios. We did this last year. If you carry a gun for self-protection, this is highly recommended. It will make you think. $15/person.
Like the far-right that they claim to be so staunchly opposed to, the far-left is based entirely around hate. Humans are perpetual morons who always need a bad guy. To neo-Nazis, the bad guys are Jews, "degenerates", and non-whites. To SJWs, the bad guys are people like Communismkills: not only is she a white person who isn't self-flagellating, but she's also a woman who doesn't see herself as a victim of some evil patriarchal conspiracy. To an SJW, that's heresy: all white people are evil and all women are victims. If a woman doesn't think that she's a victim, then she has "internalized misogyny" and she just doesn't know any better, so she needs SJWs to speak on her behalf. Likewise, if a black person doesn't tow(sic) the SJW line exactly, then they will be immediately labeled an "Uncle Tom" or "house nigger" by the extremely patronizing SJWs who see minorities as nothing more than political props and tools and who view all races as monoliths with intrinsic characteristics (which, ironically, is the absolute definition of racism).Read the whole thing. It's sickening, but informative. I'm reminded once again of philosopher Eric Hoffer's seminal work The True Believer, and his observation on hate:
Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all unifying agents. It pulls and whirls the individual away from his own self, makes him oblivious of his weal and future, frees him of jealousies and self-seeking. He becomes an anonymous particle quivering with a craving to fuse and coalesce with his like into one flaming mass. (Heinrich) Heine suggests that what Christian love cannot do is effected by a common hatred.Another example of this came today in another article, Salem on the Thames: What Connecticut College's Andrew Pessin Affair Teaches Us. Dr. Andrew Pessin's story is an illuminating example of one college campus fusing and coalescing into one flaming mass of hatred. He'll be lucky to get another teaching job anywhere. He's been made an unperson, much like Dr. Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe.
Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. Usually the strength of a mass movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil. When Hitler was asked whether he thought the Jew must be destroyed, he answered: "No.... We should have then to invent him. It is essential to have a tangible enemy, not merely an abstract one." F.A. Voigt tells of a Japanese mission that arrived in Berlin in 1932 to study the National Socialist movement. Voigt asked a member of the mission what he thought of the movement. He replied: "It is magnificent. I wish we could have something like it in Japan, only we can't, because we haven't got any Jews."
to break up (as a region or group) into smaller and often hostile unitsNote with particular attention the word "hostile."
(America is) becoming a nation where an elite that is certain of its power and its moral rightness is waging a cultural war on a despised minority. Except it's not actually a minority – it only seems that way because it is marginalized by the coastal elitist liberals who run the mainstream media.RTWT. It's a cautionary tale that I don't think the Left on the whole is capable of learning. But a few can.
Today in America, we have a liberal president (who) refuses to recognize the majority sent to Congress as a reaction to his progressive failures, and who uses extra-Constitutional means like executive orders to stifle the voice of his opponents. We have a liberal establishment on a secular jihad against people who dare place their conscience ahead of progressive dogma. And we have two different sets of laws, one for the little people and one for liberals like Lois Lerner, Al Sharpton and Hillary Clinton, who can blatantly commit federal crimes and walk away scot free and smirking.
Today in America, a despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this country. It’s an establishment that has one law for itself, and another for its enemies. It’s an establishment that inflicts an ever-increasing series of petty humiliations on its opponents and considers this all hilarious.
That’s a recipe for disaster. You cannot expect to change the status quo for yourself and then expect those you victimize not to play by the new rules you have created. You cannot expect to be able to discard the rule of law in favor of the rule of force and have those you target not respond in kind.
The secret is that Top Gear is not about cars. It's about joy. About unabashedly, unashamedly enjoying life.Abso-fricken-lutely.
It also presents a positive image of masculinity, which is something that is entirely missing from everything else on television.-- Rúnar Óli Bjarnason
Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. - Jim TreacherYup.
(Merchant O'Death:) Are you still interested in a Marlin lever gun?He texted me this morning. It wasn't $800.
(Me:) Yeah, but I want this one:
Found it online for $625 plus freight, but I've got some expenses to cover this month. Probably won't be able to afford it for another couple of months.
(MO'D:) We have a bead blasted stainless version of that gun (or one very similar to it) that came in used today. Gray laminated stock. Rear peep sight.
(Me:) What kind of price? This one?
(MO'D:) Pretty much the same gun but the guy had it bead blasted resulting in a matte finish. I will have a look at the price tomorrow when I get to work.
(Me:) The big thing is the large-loop lever and the six-round magazine tube. With this one, I'd kinda like it black, but I can always get it cerakoted. But the stainless rifles are a lot pricier than the chromoly steel ones. Even used, I'd expect the stainless version to run close to $800. That's a bit more than I'm willing to spend.
But let me know.
(MO'D:) I'll text you with the details.
(Me:) You are an evil, evil man.
(MO'D:) Yes. Yes I am.
Still the reigning champion, Arizona combines strong laws with an unmatched shooting culture and strong industry presence. An effort to strengthen the state's preemption law failed to make it out of the legislature this year, but a clarifying bill did pass, specifying that the transfer of firearms was immune from administrative or municipal regulation. Arizona gets full points in every category with both permitless and permitted carry, strong self-defense laws, a "shall sign" NFA statue and a thriving competitive shooting scene. Whether you're into ISPC-style shooting, 3-Gun, long-range rifles, Cowboy matches, shotgunning or just shooting machine guns in the desert, Arizona has everyone covered.