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by Skiprr
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: The "Waiting Room"
Topic: 2016 Application Watch - post your 2016 timelines here
Replies: 983
Views: 63401

Re: 2016 Application Watch - post your 2016 timelines here

So I called this morning and she told me they have 180 days to do a background check. She also told me that I was supposed to send in my own background from an a hiccup in 1993 from the police department in Mississippi where I had the incident. Funny, I don't remember seeing anything about any of t...
by Skiprr
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

Best--and shortest--comment of the day from Fox: "Today we are seeing the legacy of the Obama administration. Donald Trump is that legacy."
by Skiprr
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Obama Out of Office Countdown
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: Obama Out of Office Countdown

Somber and stirring Changing of the Guard ceremony just ending right now with the incoming President, Vice President, and their families at Arlington Memorial Cemetery.

God Bless the dedicated men and women of our military, and the new leadership that will show them the respect that they deserve.
by Skiprr
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Today in Obama's new term as President
Replies: 141
Views: 8861

Re: Today in Obama's new term as President

Please, let's hope this is the last batch of felons that Obama pardons. http://abc13.com/news/in-final-act-as-president-obama-commutes-330-drug-sentences/1710527/ He commuted sentences for 330 more today, bringing his dubious total of commutations to 1,715, more than any other U.S. president in hist...
by Skiprr
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Anniversary Jusme!!
Replies: 11
Views: 109

Re: Happy Anniversary Jusme!!

And thank you for being here, and being so willing to contribute. If you were psychic, a year ago you might have put off joining for just one day so that future, annual milestones would fall on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration. But we thank you for getting here as quickly as you cou...
by Skiprr
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Hillary Clinton for New York mayor?
Replies: 22
Views: 693

Re: Hillary Clinton for New York mayor?

Looks like a nice place. I wouldn't mind the ambassadorship... :coolgleamA: That said, I google-earthed it and it's only 10 miles around the entire perimeter of the island. Not even as far around as the half marathon that I ran on Sunday. Congrats on the half marathon. Were you caught by the rain, ...
by Skiprr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: 2017 NRA Board of Directors Election
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: 2017 NRA Board of Directors Election

I'd forgotten you were up for re-election this year.

It'll be a good month: a new President of the United States inaugurated on Friday, and then the NRA ballot starts arriving the following week.
by Skiprr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Mike Rowe responds to anti-gun critic
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Mike Rowe responds to anti-gun critic

Obviously, you and I have a difference of opinion regarding the role of the second amendment in modern society. But thanks to the first amendment, we can express our differences in whatever way we prefer. We can criticize those with whom we disagree, or we can try to persuade them. We can make a ca...
by Skiprr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Today in Obama's new term as President
Replies: 141
Views: 8861

Re: Today in Obama's new term as President

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/obama-commutes-bulk-of-chelsea-mannings-sentence.html?_r=0 Manning's sentence commuted to May of this year by President Obama. Whose next? Manning was one of 209 who had sentences commuted today. If my math is correct, that's 1,385 convicted felons Oba...
by Skiprr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: 9mm ammo: anyone used these brands?
Replies: 23
Views: 426

Re: 9mm ammo: anyone used these brands?

I appreciate how S&B's packaging doesn't waste any space. Heh! Yeah, I forgot to mention that. Does make it easier to pack more into ammo cans. And their skeletonized trays still seem to do a good job of keeping rounds separated. I save some of those trays for times when I buy ammo in loose bul...
by Skiprr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: 9mm ammo: anyone used these brands?
Replies: 23
Views: 426

Re: 9mm ammo: anyone used these brands?

I've used all three for years. The only ammo related failure I had was one squib out of a box of Magtech. Sounded, looked, and acted like a primer-only load. I admit that made me a bit leery of Magtech for a while, but have shot it for a couple of years since with no issues. It still isn't my first ...
by Skiprr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazon's Alexa's Opinion of the Houston Texans
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Amazon's Alexa's Opinion of the Houston Texans

Well, this is just a tad harsh.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOU2RXVm9dQ Sigh. After the Texans' predictable loss to New England (we've been screaming Quarterback! for two years; and now Vince Willfork has announced his retirement, so they'll need to look at shoring up the middle of the D-line...
by Skiprr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Do you shoot a handgun with both eyes open?
Replies: 35
Views: 489

Re: Do you shoot a handgun with both eyes open?

Both eyes open for me with a handgun, shotgun, and with reflex or red dot sights on a rifle. With a low power (2-4) optic on a long gun out to 50 yards or so, generally both eyes open. Higher magnification and longer distances, both eyes open doesn't work for me unless I have a blackout lens for my ...
by Skiprr
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Other States
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Chicago

Anyone have a quick overview of the current gun laws in Chicago? https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160916/the-myth-of-chicago-s-lax-gun-laws http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/24/news/chicago-gun-control/ A decent, current synopsis is here: http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/illinois.pdf .

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