I have no political party myself.
I have a little of each.
I would say mostly Libertarian but they lose me on alot of issues......the same issues that most have with them and the reason they arent more popular. Most of mt issues with the Libertarians comes from them wanting open borders and...
While going through the process I learned that over 70% of NICS denials are wrongfully applied.....even with a social security number. That is unacceptable in my opinion.
Trump said he would fix all this. The Republicans had free reign to do this from 2016-2018 but did nothing.
A denial will still take years.
As of right now, NICS is processing appeals from August of 2019.
So if youre denied today, no human will look at your case for over a year. Then it takes forever for that process.
No infringement here.
Its a long story ive told before but in short.
Nobody knows for sure if I was rightly or wringly denied.....eventually NYS said I was good to go.
I was denied because of a "NYS disqualifier", I was GTG with the feds.
I had a "4th degree criminal possession of a weapon" conviction from when I was...
But my only other option is to not be a gun owner at all.
Without the UPIN my odds of being denied again would be very high. Then another long wait and hope for another positive outcome.
With all the technology....smartphones, apps, passwords...etc.......and the "lists", the government...
Its a long way from the city to here.
Even the suburbs are 20 miles away.
The closest "big" city would be Buffalo which is 90 miles away.
Erie PA is only 45 miles away but it seems pretty quiet there as far as "protesters".
To get to my house they would have to be pretty desperate.
And when they...
Its funny when I talk to some of my more left leaning "friends".....or acquaintances.
When we talk about the major political topics I hear some pretty interesting things.
For instance I was recently talking to a self proclaimed progressive and democrat voter.
After an hour of talking I found...
They already know what we all have.
Ive told this stoey before but.....
A few years ago a local school teacher was found shot to death in his yard.
The cops had no clue who did it but they had the shotgun used in the crime.
Two days later they had the perp in custody.
The cops went to the local...
Ive never seen a Clinton or Biden sign around here. But I see dozens of Trump signs a day. We are quite rural and very pro Trump. Not that it matters, my village has 450 people. :)
Close by there 2 house about 50 yards from each other. Theres not another house for 1/4 mile but these 2 are...
With a UPIN your appeal takes a week if denied. Without a UPIN a denial appeal will take years. You dont appeal a delay, they resolve themselves either through a proceed or denial.
Over my almost 3 year endeavor with a NICS denial appeal I talked to many FFLs and government people.
For the UPIN (unique personal identification number) you have to send in your fingerprints and info. Then youre application is added to a pile and waits for human contact. The site says they are processing from Aug 2019 right now.
A friend has been waiting 19 months just for a UPIN.
That was me.
Mine was a denial and took 3 years and an act of POTUS power to fix.
A friend of mine gets delayed everytime he buys a gun for the last 30 years.
Hes so used to it now he just plans on it.
No clue why, his name is very, very unique and hes never been arrested or does he have any...
My uncle Dan is 61 years old and was born and raised in NYS.
He has owned and used guns sinse he was a child.
He has hunted for decades, he has dozens of guns, hes had his PP for decades and carries a G19 every day.
He was very upset about the SafeAct and chose to register his 5 "assault...
Some gun groups are doing good things ive heard. I see the SAF winning cases in smaller courts. GOA has been taking cases to court.
Their problem is they are small and must work smart. They cannot afford taking big cases through to the SCOTUS. And when they do, the SCOTUS wont hear it.
Thats why I said gun owners dont work together well.
This could be possible if we has thousands of good people......but thats hard to find.
There are some good lawyers who could do amazing things with a good case and unlimited funds.
The problem is that for most people, being able to carry a handgun isnt worth the $50,000-$100,000 it can cost to fight it in court. With that money you can relocate to a friendlier state or county.
What needs to happen is we need to find a good case and have gun owners from all over the state...
My main issue with all of this is the fact that NYS citizens do not have equal rights under the law.
A guy in WNY who is chronically unemployed, uses drugs, as multiple misdemeanor convictions and kicks his dog can carry a handgun from day one with zero training.
Then, a guy...
Ive been in the collecting world for nearly 4 decades. I have and do collect many things. From about 12 years of online forums, conventions and shows, I can tell you there is a difference between hoarding and collecting....and amount of an item has NOTHING to do with it.
@spat is correct in my...
Why does he even get a vote on the matter?
This is our state and our fellow citizens and loved ones.
Of course in a state that is trying even a tiny bit to look fair and honest he will not have a choice......this was just his opinion.
His action with the nursing homes was one of the most...
Just last night I was contemplating how I could keep our air conditioner in the window year around.
Ive always removed it but then my wife goes and buys this god awful huge ass AC unit...it must weigh 200 pounds.
Of course I will remove it probably but im gonna look for options.
As far as the...
I wouldnt say Trump necessarily cares.
This issue is a HUGE deal with the upcoming election on both sides....HUGE.
Economy can make or break an election.
Trump wants the unemployment insurance out now so there is time for the economy to bounce back. He wants people to buy TVs and cars and...
The only thing I can add to this thread is.......when the ammo is back in stock, stack it deep and wide for the next shortage.
Hell, I have 10,000 rounds of ammo that I have no gun for. Including 1000 rounds of Hornedy 223, 3000 rounds of 30 carbine, many thousands of various 22 cal....hornet...
We have a woodchuck under our garage I just noticed. It took advantage of the old chipmunk holes to dig a burrow very fast. Im gonna get him before he cracks our garage floor. Just poured it a couple years ago.
The freakin dogs must just watch him or he is very fast and brave.
Ive only seen him...
Bears are easy.......30-06. :)
Just run at them like a psycho a couple times and they will leave for good. At least it works here.
We had one old boar that decided he would keep returning to stare at our bee hives. He never tried to get through the fence as far as we...
I have an M4 I bought a few years ago.
Once you get used to loading and especially unloading, its quick and reliable.
However, when I need a shotgun in a hurry, I instinctively grab my Mossberg 500. Not sure why but I can shoot it better and its more comfortable too me. Probably because ive been...
But in order to repeal those laws, congress has to agree. So we are back at square one. :)
We just need a clean sweep and start over. Fire every politician from local city council to POTUS.
They are all beyond fixing.
Then pay politicians with room and board, food, a car and a small weekly...
This right here.
For something to pass through the house and senate it has to be something they can agree on.
That doesnt happen anymore.
If the Republicans want it, the dems wont even read it, they automatically disagree and refuse to vote.....and vice versa with the dems proposals.
The people im talking about are the ones that believe wholeheartedly that all AR15s are full auto.
Why do they think that?
Because every chance he gets, Chuck Shumer tells them that.
Even though THOUSANDS of people have told him over 30 plus years that that is not true at all. Shumer...
And to answer your question, yes, it is their fault.
Even if I use you definition of low IQ.
People with low IQ are not retarded like you seem to believe.
Best example is Forrest Gump. He would not be diagnosed as mentally retarded, just "slow" or low IQ.
People with low IQ can still rationally...
This must be a big city thing this time.
In the past I have noticed some ammo shortages.....but no gun shortages.
The 3 gun shops I go to locally are very well stocked right now and have been right through the last 8 months.
I can buy any type of ammo at decent prices, just like before.
The "slippery slope" is a real thing that most people dont understand.
It is absolutely true that the lefties have alot of problems with understanding this fact.
"For me but not for thee" should be the dem catch phrase.
They want OUR rights diminished to show that they are using THEIR rights...
Wow ok, I guess you arent really up on common phrases and statements.
The term "low IQ" when used in this type of conversation (politics, culture...) is meant towards ignorant people who believe what CNN is telling them. You know like "low IQ" voters doesnt mean mentally handicapped people but...
Are people really this stupid?
Thats a rhetorical question.....of course they are.
I am so sick of low IQ people and ignorant voters.
I know alot of people "say" they believe this crap just because its in their best interest.
The ones that piss me off are the ones that believe all this crap and...
Again I think this comes down to the individual situation.
A friend of mine was pulled over 2x in less than a year and had 2 different outcomes over his permit.
The first time he told the Trooper that he had a pistol. The Trooper asked for his permit but my friend forgot it at home or whatever...
Name one business that has suffered from the lefties boycotting it.........none that I can find.
There are a few that have suffered a bit from rightwing boycotting but most will bounce back.....under armour, Ben And Jerrys, Gillette.......but none from the left.
Chik Fil A should be out of...
She can say whatever she wants, it cannot hurt a good business.
I will tell you this, cancel culture latched onto Chik Fil A for a much worse offence....Christianity and gay marriage.....but it didnt work.
Chik Fil A has 2.6 miles of customers backed up everytime I drive by.
If the guy has...
We have a good, clean flowing artisian well with great water. We also use a good UV light and filters. Really good water that should be fine.
It is completely isolated from other aquifers by clay and rock. I do have a 1000 gallon water tank which I could collect rain water if necessary.
Trump wins hands down in a fair fight......but it will NOT be fair.
For those that think he will lose, you aint paying attention.
All the crap going around with BLM, antifa, riots, Trump hateing, Green New Deal, defund the police.....etc....
IS LESS THAN 10% OF OUR POPULATION!!!
And the super...