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Forum: Capital Region Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,735
Posted By Occam
Just left their Rockville store an hour ago,...

Just left their Rockville store an hour ago, having been - as always, for me - affably and efficiently taken care of by one of the family member owners. Yes, prices are typically higher, in keeping...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 22nd, 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,223
Posted By Occam
That party's leadership at the federal level has...

That party's leadership at the federal level has proclaimed ignorance of a bill's content to be a virtue, not a handicap. Just pass 'em, then you can find out what they do. The state versions of the...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 21st, 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,299
Posted By Occam
For what it's worth, I wrote to them: "As...

For what it's worth, I wrote to them:

"As your constituent, I am writing to request that you deny any support for House Bill 612 and Senate Bill 737. These are poorly written, ill-conceived bills...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 21st, 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,299
Posted By Occam
It is, but I shouted from inside the beltway...

It is, but I shouted from inside the beltway anyway, just because it gave me an opportunity to be on the record with my non-representative representatives.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 20th, 2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 23,932
Posted By Occam
In Maryland, a single-member LLC is considered a...

In Maryland, a single-member LLC is considered a "pass through" entity on things like income and taxes, but still provides some arms-length liability protection. That's the theory, anyway. SMLLCs...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 20th, 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By Occam
To the grabbers, this guy is the personification...

To the grabbers, this guy is the personification of the chatter we see (even here sometimes) that seems to be longing for physical conflict. Don’t feed that narrative, it just proves them right.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II February 20th, 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By Occam
I bought a Rugged Oculus for that same pistol,...

I bought a Rugged Oculus for that same pistol, and it works very well. Quiet, easy to maintain (considering the ugliness that shows up in ALL rimfire cans). Have used a variety of standard, high...
Forum: Western Maryland February 19th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Occam
Hendershot's - Moving back to Hancock

Hendershot's is pulling the plug on their Hagerstown retail store and range, and moving back to Hancock from whence they came. The email (today) to customers doesn't get into too many details, but...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 19th, 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,421
Posted By Occam
You're rather they worked for an utterly...

You're rather they worked for an utterly impossible to achieve utopia, and in losing that pointless fight, you got far, far worse infringements than you'd otherwise have wound up with? This isn't...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 18th, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Occam
Of the several choices out there, I went with...

Of the several choices out there, I went with them. On balance, it seemed like the best fit and has HGP says above, I liked the way they structure the coverage. Their posture assumes you're the good...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
Notice that almost all of the other recommended...

Notice that almost all of the other recommended products shown on that page are variations on Peachmint t-shirts. *sigh*
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
The one you keep complaining about? Which is it?

The one you keep complaining about? Which is it?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
That’s not an answer. So if “we” are responsible...

That’s not an answer. So if “we” are responsible for NYC’s long standing rights rationing, what was your role?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
So how did YOU contribute to a situation where...

So how did YOU contribute to a situation where the NYPD requires city residents to be rich and connected in order to carry? Be specific.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
Who’s “we?” The people of NYC who have propped up...

Who’s “we?” The people of NYC who have propped up that local system for decades? Yes, THEY have what they deserve. Just like Maryland does, for voting by huge margins to sustain the political culture...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 17th, 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
Why WOULDN’T he do exactly what the NYPD has...

Why WOULDN’T he do exactly what the NYPD has required of every other rich/connected person in that city in order to carry? The problem isn’t his willingness to use his juice to get a permit, it’s the...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 16th, 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,672
Posted By Occam
More to the point, so does EVERYBODY, except...

More to the point, so does EVERYBODY, except those who live in Alaska and Hawaii. Because no matter how big your state is, you can live on the border just literally feet from another state (or...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 15th, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
No, it really is about personal defense. And if...

No, it really is about personal defense. And if there’s a big enough problem, people can pool their personal defense into coordinated groups (militia, etc). The good thing is that she recognizes...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 15th, 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Occam
The choice to sell to a prohibited person was...

The choice to sell to a prohibited person was made by the seller. If the web site didn't make any assertions about running a process that vets the users' suitability to make a purchase, and isn't...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 15th, 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By Occam
It would probably be hard to get a true number...

It would probably be hard to get a true number from MSP (about the denial rate, especially stats that reflect eventual overturns by the HPRB), but I suspect the percentage is pretty high. While there...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 35,240
Posted By Occam
So that means no action on it for something like...

So that means no action on it for something like a year, right? The NY case won't be heard until this fall, if I remember, and then we wouldn't see a ruling until sometime in the first half of 2020?...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Occam
I don't want to be, believe me! In...

I don't want to be, believe me!



In terms of who runs the state legislature, who raises the political money (and from where), yeah - it's a generation lost to the left. That's why this can't be...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Occam
I'm SURE there are lots of disenchanted...

I'm SURE there are lots of disenchanted not-flaming-liberal would-be voters out there. But there are also lots of lazy don't-usually-vote nanny-state types. Stirring the pot to make an election...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 484,242
Posted By Occam
Jefferson was a very well-read man, fully...

Jefferson was a very well-read man, fully informed about human history. That includes not only being a student of the sort of organized tyranny against which he helped to write the Declaration of...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Occam
I'm not sure that's a problem we want to solve....

I'm not sure that's a problem we want to solve. Most of the people in Maryland support and elect the very representatives who are gleefully doing this to us. The voters LIKE it. Yes, most people are...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Occam
Re: a recall mechanism. Alas, even that wouldn’t...

Re: a recall mechanism. Alas, even that wouldn’t help in Maryland, because the very liberal demographics that overwhelmingly place progressives in legislative power and which cheer on any and every...
Forum: Introductions February 14th, 2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Occam
Welcome! Don't regress to lurking.

Welcome! Don't regress to lurking.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
What he was saying is that when the bill passes...

What he was saying is that when the bill passes you become a criminal because you bought the gun in the past. That's not what it says. It criminalizes possession of it in the future, past a specific...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 14th, 2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
Again (really?), no. The proposed law makes you a...

Again (really?), no. The proposed law makes you a criminal if you do a certain thing IN THE FUTURE. Specifically, possessing a gun they will ban AT A FUTURE DATE. You're not a criminal until you pass...
Forum: Introductions February 13th, 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Occam
Welcome also from MoCo! A pigeon has been...

Welcome also from MoCo! A pigeon has been dispatched with a roll of paper letting you know the location of our secret meetings.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 13th, 2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,750
Posted By Occam
EVERY single petition request, "survey" in the...

EVERY single petition request, "survey" in the mail, etc. is, and ONLY is a mechanism to get your eyes on the material, or to get you to pass the message along. Absolutely nobody cares about your...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 13th, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 484,242
Posted By Occam
This really is at the heart of the matter. The...

This really is at the heart of the matter. The whole process is completely capricious, and it comes down to being willing to getting into a staring contest with the MSP, with the HPRB playing ref....
Forum: National 2A Issues February 13th, 2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,818
Posted By Occam
I would bet a box of ammo that it wasn't what you...

I would bet a box of ammo that it wasn't what you said, but how you said it, and probably multiple times.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 13th, 2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
It's not even really about banning guns for the...

It's not even really about banning guns for the sake of banning guns, or for the phony safety they say that would bring. This is about damaging the cohesiveness and political will of a part of...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 12th, 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 73,797
Posted By Occam
Nope. Not sure why this seems complicated to...

Nope. Not sure why this seems complicated to some. Today, you can buy an HBAR. Tomorrow, you can still buy an HBAR. October 1, you can no longer buy or possess an HBAR. You would only be in legal...
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