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  1. Car Advice for Son at Ft Bragg

    My son, 21, Army Infantry Airborne 82nd Red Falcons, is coming back from deployment soon and will come home to NH for leave. He’s 2yr in this Spring on a 3yr hitch - dunno if he plans to re-up yet. He wants to buy a car and a gun. The gun thing, I can figure. I’ll give him a gun, do an FFL...
  2. CWops Academy - Beginner

    https://cwops.org/cw-academy/ CWops just started their Jan-Feb beginner course and I’m in it. We had our Intro meeting Sunday 7pm and will meet Wednesday/Sunday 7pm for 16 sessions. I did it in 2018 but had to bail towards the end - stuck in UK on business a few weeks. I’m amazed how it’s...
  3. Black Men on Probation/Parole in Baltimore - Their Guns

    " Respondents were recruited in public spaces directly outside of seven parole/probation centers across Baltimore City...Among our sample of adult men (n = 195) on parole/probation in Baltimore, 80% were African American, 74% were unemployed, and 63% had been shot at one or more times... Our...
  4. NYC Mass Shooting - Air Shot At by Gunman

    "Police fatally shot a gunman at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City following a Christmas concert Sunday afternoon, according to police. A choir was lingering at the top of the steps at the cathedral when the suspect entered the scene with two handguns and opened fire into...
  5. DC 2ndA Code bans CCW

    https://law.justia.com/codes/district-of-columbia/2018/title-7/chapter-25/subchapter-ix/section-7-2509.07/ (a) No person holding a license shall carry a pistol in the following locations or under the following circumstances: (14) When demonstration in a public place is occurring, within an...
  6. 2020 Mass Shootings - or the Lack Thereof...

    It’s time to rein in this violence with stricter guns laws for old white men with guns... https://www.thetrace.org/2020/09/mass-shootings-2020-gun-violence-black-neighborhoods/
  7. FN FAL Broken Shell Extractor - Is Stuck

    https://leapers.com/index.php?act=prod_detail&itemno=TL-EX308&midx=2382&allids=2377_2382 I had a torn 308 case stuck in the chamber of my FN FAL so bought one of these extractors. It pulled the torn case out but is itself now stuck in the receiver. The extractor appears to be a two part tool...
  8. FixIt Sticks Scope Jack

    https://store.fixitsticks.com/collections/all-shooting/products/scope-jack Looks like an interesting idea. If it works...
  9. The Secret Lives of Crime Guns

    https://foxbaltimore.com/features/operation-crime-justice/baltimore-criminals-find-way-around-strict-gun-laws-in-maryland Doctor Cassandra Crifasi with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says|: Guns are not falling from the sky. They're not growing on trees.They start in a lawful...
  10. IOS 14 iPad - No Text Formats?

    On IOS 14 iPad, I can no longer format text - the Bold, Italics, Underline, .... toolbar is grayed out. Is that something I can turn on somewhere?
  11. Deer & Snow

    I'm pretty new at deer hunting, so wondering what folks might have to say about deer hunting and snow. Opening day 31Oct NH Muzzleloader looks like snow in the MHT area. In my area, Any Deer 31Oct-2Nov, thereafter antlered deer only.
  12. Is the Right to Armed Self-Defense Obsolete?

    https://reason.com/2020/10/05/is-the-right-to-armed-self-defense-obsolete/ “... the police, often on direct orders from mayor and public safety chiefs, often stood by while looting and rioting gripped American cities. This abdication of basic policing responsibilities rather weakens the...
  13. 80m/40m Loaded Coil NVIS Antenna

    There is a 2m Winlink gateway just 5mi away in SoNH that I can regularly hit with portable or base radios but I cannot reliably hit 40m/80m Winlink HF gateways as my main antenna is a 43ft vertical. Even ground wave to HF Winlink stations is very rare, as propagation within a few 100mi is poor...
  14. Gun Sellers Use New Tactic to Deal on Facebook Marketplace

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-sellers-use-new-tactic-to-deal-on-facebook-marketplace-11598270872 “A year after lawmakers called on Mark Zuckerberg to better police Facebook’s second-hand market, gun sales proliferate—this time, disguised as stickers.” Why is WSJ so very concerned about...
  15. Giffords 2019 50-State Gun Law Ratings

    GRADES BY POPULATION - For the first time ever, more Americans live in A states than F states—but gun safety nationwide is undermined by the weak laws of failing states. https://lawcenter.giffords.org/scorecard/#rankings To get 30% in A-rated states and 29% in F-rated states, they had to uprate...
  16. Unlocked and Loaded - Firearms Storage

    I've been reviewing a series of papers from notorious gun-grabbers fro California & Massachusetts - manuscripts that *will* be published in biomedical journals as they support gun control. The best I can do is recommend limitations and caveats, with those rarely added in the final publication...
  17. D-Star, ZUMspot & Kenwood TH-D74a

    I’m finally spending time to sort using my Kenwood TH-D74a HT with a ZUMspot hotspots on D-Star as well as by direct repeater - there’s one line-of-sight 5m away on a low mountain ~1000ft above my elevation. It’s not a “simple” technology yet for me but might be after I’ve had some more...
  18. The Carnage Continues when Schools are Out!

    "There were at least 35 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2020 ..." https://everytownresearch.org/gunfire-in-school/
  19. Gun Ownership is Trending Up or Down

    Good news for the anti-gunners - gun ownership is continually dropping - or not... https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/gun-ownership.html https://www.thetrace.org/2020/04/coronavirus-gun-background-check-record-nics/
  20. Manchester man jumps into argument at Walmart parking lot, gets shot, then arrested

    https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/manchester-man-jumps-into-argument-at-walmart-parking-lot-gets-shot-then-arrested/article_d716db79-b19d-5e23-b9c7-86ba90027dfc.html ”They started arguing, and Mann allegedly approached the car, pushed Creighton away, pointed a revolver at Stone's face and...
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