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Heard today that the Florida Senate has passed a bill that prohibits rifle sales to people under the age of 21, and also brings back the 3 day waiting period for sales. So an 18yo woman living by herself cannot purchase a weapon for herself, but can a family member “give” one to her?

– Raise the age to purchase a firearm to 21 from 18;
– Require a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases, with some exceptions;
– Ban the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire more like an automatic weapon;


Caliber: 5.56×45 / .223 (chamber is 5.56). Conversion kits available for 5.45×39 and 9×19

Barrel Length: Available in 16.5” and 18” versions

Rate of Twist: 1:7

Overall Length: 26 1/8” (16.5” bbl) or 27 5/8” (18” bbl)

Length of Pull: 15.75”

Weight: 7.9 lbs

Trigger Pull Weight: 11.5 lbs

Operation: long stroke gas piston, locking bolt (right or left ejection specific)

Capacity: Accepts AR-15 magazines

Finish: Polymer body available in Black or Flat Dark Earth. All metal parts treated for corrosion resistance

MSRP: $1,999 either color or barrel length. $2,599 in IDF version with Mepro-21 Reflex Sight affixed to barrel (note: this version does not have a full picatinny upper rail)

via Gun Review: IWI TAVOR SAR | The Truth About Guns.

sunnyhazyClear but hazy sky, sun was out in am but still cooler and in the upper 50’s.

Bought the new upgrade to VMWare Fusion 6 for MacBook, so I could do stuff on Windows on my macbook, only $46 so not all that bad.

Went out on the trail today about noon, the pollen was and still is KILLING me, sinuses are aching, throat sore, coughing and my eyes are watering.

Stopped in at Hooters and then quickly to the Shroom, I did a little to much tonight. Dude @ the bar, someone in Education I think, tried to strike up a conversation to bitch about the new gun law signed by the governor relaxing some gun regulations. I guess he wasn’t expecting someone to be for it. I tried to explain why it wasn’t a bad thing but he figures that if people have guns they will always just kill for no reason. Got to chat and flirt with Kelli most of the evening, watching some hockey on the TV. Stopped over @ the Shroom for a Goose Island IPA and chatted with them for a bit, Madison, Margret or was it Rebbeca? Sahil was managing and the dude John? I forget his name was there. Talked abou the gun legislation and shouldn’t have, I think I pissed off Sahil, since I was kind of saying it would make more since to rob the place if no guns were allowed.

Today the Governor of GA signed a bill that will allow gun owners to carry weapons in bars, some schools, government buildings and churches. Opponents call it the gun everywhere bill but truly only allows it in bars and government buildings where there is no security setup and churches can decide if they want to allow people to carry, school boards can allow employees to carry if they want. It’s not a free for all.

Got home and crashed, falling right to sleep.

Just Bought this, should be here possibly by the end of next week.

eXtreme Tactical 16” Fluted Stainless 300 AAC Blackout Upper COMPLETE WITH BCG & CH

This upper consists of 16” 300 AAC Blackout Stainless Heavy Barrel, Stainless Flash Hider, A3 flat top upper, Single top rail gas block, and Free Float Quad Rail.

  • 16″ 416 stainless steel hbar contour barrel. Hardened to 26-32 rc and stress relieved. Chambered in 300 blackout. 1-7 rh twist. Button rifled. .750 under gas block. Straight fluted. 5/8-24 threads with our stainless steel muzzle brake and crush washer. M4 feedramps
  • A3 flat top upper receiver – made from certified 7075-t6 aluminum forgings. Black hardcoat anodized and teflon coated to gov. specs. Proper white “t-marks” on rails. Forward assist and dust cover installed.
  • Single top rail gas block made from aircraft quality aluminum and black hardcoat anodized. Carbine length.

COMPLETE WITH BCG & Charging Handle 

BCG Specs: 

Bolt: 9310 steel, shot peened, black parkerized, mag particle inspected: S7 tool steel injection molded extractor, Gas key bolts: grade 8,  properly staked

Carrier: Full Auto Carrier, 8620 tool steel, chrome lined carrier and gas key with black phosphate  finish 

The National Rifle Association is pushing its proposal for an armed officer in every school in the country with a new ad that calls President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for his daughters’ security detail.

The 35-second ad, released Tuesday on the NRA’s Website,criticizes Obama for saying he is “skeptical” that armed security is the solution to school violence.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the ad asks.

via NRA ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ for daughters’ security detail at school | Fox News.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)

Stockman accused Obama of seeking an “unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic” in the president’s recent suggestion that he was willing to undertake executive action toward to goal of reducing gun violence.

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman pledged. “The president’s actions are an existential threat to this nation. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is what has kept this nation free and secure for over 200 years. The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible.”

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)

via Steve Stockman Threatens To Impeach Obama Over Gun Control Push.

The Crappy part, allows the Attorney General to basically ban ANY semi-automatic gun or rifle at his discretion.

The dictatorship part is that Obama is considering misusing his Presidential Executive Order ability to bypass Congress.

Remember, it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their weapons, but will know that you did.

Streetsweeper. Catch-all category (for anything missed or new designs):

A semiautomatic rifle that accepts a detachable magazine and has:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
(ii) a threaded barrel,
(iii) a pistol grip (which includes ANYTHING that can serve as a grip, see
(iv) a forward grip; or a barrel shroud.
Any semiautomatic rifle with a fixed magazine that can accept more than
10 rounds (except tubular magazine .22 rim fire rifles).

A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability to accept a
detachable magazine, and has:
(i) a second pistol grip,
(ii) a threaded barrel,
(iii) a barrel shroud or
(iv) can accept a detachable magazine outside of the pistol grip, and
(v) a semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10

A semiautomatic shotgun with:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
(ii) a pistol grip (see definition below),
(iii) the ability to accept a detachable magazine or a fixed magazine capacity
of more than 5 rounds, and
(iv) a shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

Frames or receivers for the above are included, along with conversion kits.
Attorney General gets carte blanche to ban guns at will: Under the proposal, the U.S. Attorney General can add any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General.”

Obama's Gun Ban List Is Out.

Up just after 7 and messed around, got sheets ready to wash but noticed I was out of detergent. Then did some cleaning around the house, 409 and then vacuuming first the upstairs and then the down.

Brian headed out to the range to shoot his mosin and others out on a outside range somewhere in south ATLANTA. I had not wanted to get mostly due to my not feeling really comfortable with the cleaning job I’ve done on my mosin.

I also tried a little maiden flight for my falcon40, it seems to be spinning in the clockwise direction wpuntil it leaves the ground and then it seems to steady up. But then the ‘copter pitches to the left, I need to look ontheweb to see if I can find some tips on tuning and stuff, the v2 is different than the v1 which I’ve learned mostly about.

Went over to the shroom for lunch, Justin showed up and I got to see the gals there, mostly Caitlin fawn over him a bit, he’s cool like that :). The dude does have a following there and is very popular with the gals. Erin was her typical standoffish self but smiled more than usual. Lauryn was a bit slow early on but after she go stone caffeine in her she was mu ch more fun. Caitlin was at the beach or at least the poplin the last couple of days, the tan lines where her bikini top was were very evidence and kept drawing my eye, I really do like tan-lines. Talked about Portal, a new store called Xxxxxxx, the Olympics but only by me.

Went over to Hooters after since I don’t have any will power, Katrina was working the bar and Kris awa working manager, let them both know about the night Patty and Rob are suppose to be in town, also Kree sho I expected to be working bar was on the floor, mmmm.


I then headed on home, picking up some laundry detergent and after getting to the house realizing that Nicki and Jorael were there and the washer/dryer were occupied. Nicki then told me that she feels she may loose her job @ the “school”. They have a new Manager, not Ashley whom I knew and hired her but another lady who is very close to the owner whom Nicki does not get along with very well. She also says her “class” is shrinking due to many getting on to school this year so when that happens very soon now she may not be a lead teacher (or she will have to go part time). I hope things go well and I let her know that if she is not comfortable with her job security she really needs to start looking HARD.

I then decided to head over to the pool for some R&R and some ultra-violet light. Had a beer there and got to chat a bit with Patty from next door. Heard a tail about the folks being asked to “tend” to the overgrown area behind their prospective houses, the area between each and the creek, by Patty and I it is part of the “border” of the Post Office but I think their’ is only between each of their houses. Also, Patty’s step-son has been with them the whole summer and they hope to go back to TX with him and possibly be able to bring him back to go to school here and stay with them. Hope so too, he’s a nice kid.

Went out to Taco Mac while Nicki and Jorael watched the Olympics, I caught the volleyball and then some of the men’s gymnasics while there. Brian came by and had a beer with me as well along with some dinner, we both had the new roast beef and blue not a bad wrap but I could and should have taken half home. Had the Festive Ale 11 and the Rogue Dad’s Little Helper, both dark and sweet. A new gal behind the bar with Nicholas, Meg (but not the one from Johns Creek with the tattoos), seemed nice but a but quiet, like Meg with the tattoos.

It began to rain about 9pm or so, the TVs in Taco Mac began to search for signal and I walked outside and noticed a few large drops, the ground was still about half dry but I went ahead and put the top up on the car, wiped down the seats and things to dry the little rain that did get into the car. I left about 20 minutes after that and it was a lot wetter as I got closer to home.

Came home and watched “Source Code” with Jake G*&*((&*, whatever his name is.

Sunny when I got up about 9am, it became steadily more cloudy but really nice fluffy clouds and they moved fast enough the the sun stayed out as well.

Made the baked eggs, with salsa and asiago cheese, yummy. cleaned up around the house, vacuumed and picked up some of the clutter. I put the new LED light up in he porch but it doesn’t work with the X-10 stuff either, I guess I’ll remove the X-10 switch, don’t use it anyway.

reaching for the sky

This heartburn started up about noon, right after I had some “breakfast” a bit after 10am and drank a few more Diet Dews. It went away after that.

Went out to the Kroger and picked up some food and lunch stuff for work. Also some paper towels and TP for the house.

Out to the T-Mac about 3pm and with JiJi at the bar I had a few beers, the Green Flash Le Freak and the Heavy Seas Pale. Chatted with a dude there that had the same political thoughts I have, liberal as far as freedoms but conservitive when it comes to financial matters. I’m maybe a wee bit more against super high incomes though. Term limits, prosecuting the Senate for not having a balanced budget, the president it a liar, and if Obama wins in November the economy is really going to go to hell. I also chatted with a very nice couple, Will and Amy, Will was a big guy, 6’4″ with a greying beard; Amy was a very petite dark brown eyed gal with a nice tan and a very thin figure. Damn, it was difficult not to continue to glance down her top and at her legs, trying not to be the oggling bar fly. Talked about all sorts of things from sports to places to vacation. I’m wondering if they don’t live in my neighborhood.

Brian asked about re-upping with the Bull’s Eye Gun Range for the $60 for six months, I figured I would go ahead and do it, I won’t get near the benefit that he will since he goes over there about 2-3 times a week. I may go about 1-2 times a month. But with the $7 range fee I only have to go about 9-10 times during the half year and I’ll be about even.

The PhotoSmith release is back on Apple again, they found the error late on Friday and should have the 2.1 version out soon. It will be better for the larger number of files I have and also have added the flags sync.