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Whelp, now I know what I’m doing this weekend.


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  1. A waste of two perfectly good, high end, sporting rifles there.

    ‘Is gun. Is not supposed to be safe.’

    • Yes, but the meme helps to highlight the absurdities that lie within our labyrinth of laws.

      I personally know a Federally sworn agent (one of the good ones), and he told me that shortly after he received his promotion, he was assigned to his first case that required plane travel. As he approached the TSA checkpoint, he informed the supervisor, who called in to verify his status. His gun was declared and catalogued, but not taken, and his luggage was not searched or scanned. Within five minutes he was cleared and allowed to proceed with boarding, but the supervisor pointed to the knife clip visible on my friend’s pant pocket and said, “Sorry, but you can’t board with that.”

      My friend said, “What, my knife”?

      “Yes. That isn’t allowed on the plane.”

      “Let me make sure I understand. I’m a Federal Law Enforcement Agent boarding with a loaded gun on my person. But the knife is prohibited?”

      “Sorry, sir. I don’t make the rules. Gun yes, knife no.”

    • Those were Mosin-Nagants.

      If you consider them ‘high-end sporting rifles’, I have to wonder about your taste.

    • As the late Col Jeff Cooper, handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy, reminded us, and we need to continually remind each other, guns that are “perfectly safe” are by definition, “perfectly useless.”

  2. Might have been ok back when you could get mosins for $40-$50 just to hang on the wall. Make people think WTF ?

  3. I have a couple SMLE brit. .303’s I bought as parts guns. Should I use them for this?
    Problem is I hate to cut up functioning guns. Anyone have a couple junk guns to donate?

    • I have a boltless Mossy 185 I’d work something out for one with. Just sayin. Hell I have a part of a sporterized/already cut up Mosin I’d work something out with on one.

  4. Back in my 20’s, I studied Aikido. One of the more impulsive students brought a set of nunchucks to class. The sensei told him to put them away before he hurts himself. So, the guy turns toward his gym bag but starts swinging the sticks. Next thing, the sticks are on the mat and he is bleeding from the left side of his head. Not too serious, but he carried his ego home in his gym bag.

    Another story. Some of you know I am a former Catholic priest. We were at a ‘party’ at the parish convent. God, do not ask….nun parties….anyway, the nuns were in full habit, including those rope belts. Two nuns were standing close together, so, I walked up and tied their belts together and said, “Look everybody, Nun- chocks”.

    It was the high point of the evening.

    As I said “Nun parties”.

    • No Schrodinger or Heisenberg in Pennsylvania. It’s all perfectly legal in PA. Pistols are clearly legal and the courts have adjudicated nunchucks as having an “other lawful purpose” under 18 PACS 908 Prohibited Offensive Weapons. Thanks to the Philly PD arresting and the Philly DA charging some guy on his way to his dojo wearing his gi with his chucks in his back pocket. I don’t recall the date, but I think it was in the 90’s.

    • “Another story. Some of you know I am a former Catholic priest.”

      I just have to ask –

      Unless you went full atheist (or satanist, I suppose), you’re never really ‘former’, are you? If there was a mass-casualty event, I would hope you would step in and deliver last rites if asked, wouldn’t you?

  5. My best friend’s mother-in-law makes $70 hourly
    on the internet. She has been out of work for 6 months but
    last month her income was $20376 just working on the internet for a f
    ew hours.Look at here now………….

  6. So at the age of ten, I was able to buy a “weapon” that was illegal in some states. Now I’m interested in finding out why those idiots thought it should be illegal.

  7. Sorry but still illegal unless registered on a form 1 OR you can prove they were manufactured & imported originally by Tula or Izhevsk without a stock. (Good luck with that) Federal law state’s one can’t make a rifle into a pistol unless you register it first or build it from a never-assembled-into-a-long-gun receiver. Funny though ATF considers these “sawed off rifles” or “sawed off shotguns” but could be OK if manufactured within specific barrel lengths and overall length guidelines and classified as “other” like the Tac14 or Shockwave.

    • “Sorry but still illegal unless registered on a form 1…”

      Not ‘a’ form 1, that’s a minimum of a 2-stamp build, isn’t it?

    • The Shockwave is a great example of loophole marketing. It’s not rifled, smoothbore. It’s over 26″, therefore “not concealable” like a under 26″ AR pistol – which you can transport loaded and concealed, where over 26″ must usually be unloaded, cased, and out of reach. Because “road hunting laws.” And because it was first assembled without a shoulder stock, it can have a pistol grip. The Shockwave’s bird’s head grip does two things, makes it over 26″ with a 14″ barrel – Hoookay! – and it also transmits a lot less recoil making it actually pleasant to shoot.

      Doesn’t break the law in any way the ATF has to regulate it, and meets the letter of the law where it’s specific. Even more so, anyone can cross a state line and buy one next door if it’s legally sold there. A pistol, no, you have to transfer thru an FFL to your home state.

      Case in point, people visit Branson MO and one tool shop gained an FFL license and was selling firearms, out of staters constantly tried to purchase handguns there are were politely refused, but they could buy a Shockwave. They were dumfounded a “sawed off shotgun” was even legal. This was two years after it was released for sale.

      The public doesn’t even try to keep up. But, we do. And for that, be well informed and careful who might still be years out of the loop, the ignorant will hotline a short barreled shotgun even tho you know it’s perfectly legal. Except, deer hunting in MO. Can’t find where that is allowed. Yet. I will have to settle for my AR pistol in both seasons if I want.

  8. Back in 1992 SCOTUS decided in “United States vs Thompson Center” that the TC Contender did NOT require a $200 NFA registration because it COULD be assembled as a pistol or rifle OR short barreled rifle based on the parts being sold separately. This was a victory for TC and all gun owners. However TC did change their sales and marketing and stopped selling bare frames and started selling “pistol” frames with pistol grips attached and “rifle” frames with butt stocks attached. And a included a warning letter to not install a barrel under 16” on a frame with a stock attached.

    • It’s more nuanced. If it is sold as a pistol, the first sale requires the buyer to be 21, is taxed at 10%, and transferred from a dealer doing business in the buyers state of residence. It can then be converted to a rifle and back, as long as it isn’t equipped with a stock and barrel less than 16″ at the same time. If it’s sold as a rifle, the buyer must be 18, the tax is 11%, and out-of-state transfers are allowed. Even though the receivers are physically identical, the one sold as a rifle cannot be transformed into a pistol without first paying $200 to register it as an SBR. The rules are probably applied more often to ARs today than TCs.

  9. I was a kid in California when the state banned nunchucks. The lawmakers were terrified of the movie “Enter the Dragon”. They used that film as justification for banning them.

    Years later they tried to ban a gun used in a Bruce Willis film. That gun was not real.

    • California is strange. If its not the state banning something its a city banning something. For example, Berkeley banned candy and junk food at grocery store checkouts.

  10. Kimmel had a “preview” for a “movie” that had 50¢ hunting down Osama bin Laden. 50¢ used gunchucks which my memory says were two Glocks on a chain. Osama was using knifechucks.

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