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Forum: Central Maryland Today, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Occam
Oh, think I’ll be going down the rabbit hole...

Oh, think I’ll be going down the rabbit hole sooner than later! It’s 1:00 in the morning and here I am reading up on FT-8. Now you’ve done it.
Forum: Central Maryland Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
It was great to see ToolAA (again) and meet...

It was great to see ToolAA (again) and meet Traveler (for the first time), especially under the happy circumstances of a new call sign earned and an upgrade, too. The folks at AARC couldn’t have been...
Forum: Central Maryland December 13th, 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
Hopefully luck wonít have much to do with it! Iím...

Hopefully luck wonít have much to do with it! Iím going for the low hanging fruit of the Technicianís exam, and trusting in bourbon to focus the mind on the sample tests (and help me find my old...
Forum: Central Maryland December 13th, 2019, 08:40 PM
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Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
Editing what I posted earlier. Never mind! The...

Editing what I posted earlier. Never mind! The Laurel club's process/contact info etc is inscrutable and the physical address they posted appears to be a homeless shelter or the like downtown. I can...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues December 13th, 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Occam
Let me guess. Did he say that the MSP dispatches...

Let me guess. Did he say that the MSP dispatches Bigfoot in a borrowed Space Alien UFO to come and take it from us? Because all of those things share equal doses of documented reality.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues December 13th, 2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Occam
Thanks for clarifying. I have the collector...

Thanks for clarifying. I have the collector letter, but have never needed it for more than two in short order. I need to step up my collecting game!
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues December 13th, 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Occam
Yes. If you go through the painless process of...

Yes. If you go through the painless process of becoming a known-to-the-MSP oh-fishal "collector," you can buy two at a time, but then wait 60 days for your next go-round. Won't help if you need it,...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 12th, 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 129,458
Posted By Occam
I'm likewise no attorney, but that feels like a...

I'm likewise no attorney, but that feels like a pretty insightful take on this situation. We know at least one Justice (Thomas) more or less explicitly agrees with you on this being a broader Bill of...
Forum: Central Maryland December 11th, 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Occam
Much like the whitetail that actually increase in...

Much like the whitetail that actually increase in numbers when you provide them lots of nice suburban edge-type foliage to munch on, critters like foxes and raccoons are very adaptable and thrive in...
Forum: Ammo Jon December 10th, 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,708
Posted By Occam
Why yes, yes it is!

Why yes, yes it is!
Forum: National 2A Issues December 10th, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,951
Posted By Occam
As usual, they've got it 100%, precisely,...

As usual, they've got it 100%, precisely, exquisitely backwards. These clowns would say that Fort Sumter and the US soldiers in it were a "flashpoint for civil war" because the people who WANTED a...
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 9th, 2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Occam
I guess now I have to use my P365 carry gun next...

I guess now I have to use my P365 carry gun next time or I’m just going to feel bad. Hmm. Might need a different holster for that! And a couple more mags dammit. This place is trouble. :)
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 8th, 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,400
Posted By Occam
10-4. It's now on my short list, even though...

10-4.

It's now on my short list, even though I face it with the dread of knowing that it will be another source of gun budget busting.
Forum: Ammo Jon December 8th, 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,708
Posted By Occam
Thanks again for all who fattened the PP coffers...

Thanks again for all who fattened the PP coffers and accidentally ended up getting 1000 rounds in my hands along the way. Gratitude to SG for the Dirty Hippie Express doing a precision delivery at...
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 7th, 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Occam
I also debuted a braced Scorpion pistol today....

I also debuted a braced Scorpion pistol today. Literally the first time I'd put a round through it. Seat-of-the-pants bore sited a new Vortex Razor holographic site, and it was close enough to right...
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 7th, 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Occam
I donít have a single Dead album OR a standard...

I donít have a single Dead album OR a standard issue sense of humor! But yeah, I figgered. Thanks in advance, see yaíll in the morning. Crap! Later this morning.
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 6th, 2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Occam
There are so many ways that may go wrong. Mine's...

There are so many ways that may go wrong. Mine's braided and not entirely gray just yet, in case you have to resort to those sorts of nuances to sort out all the hippies.
Forum: Ammo Jon December 6th, 2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,708
Posted By Occam
AJ: if you get more takers than you have slots...

AJ: if you get more takers than you have slots left, please give away one of mine instead, and consider my second payment to be a simple donation.
Forum: Ammo Jon December 6th, 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,708
Posted By Occam
Just dropped in another slot's worth via PP, Jon....

Just dropped in another slot's worth via PP, Jon. Roll the dice for which slot.
Forum: Recreational Shooting December 6th, 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Occam
I get the appeal of something that's got a form...

I get the appeal of something that's got a form factor and user interface oriented around hunting/shooting ... but I think a recent vintage GoPro is a far more versatile tool with tons of aftermarket...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 5th, 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
Maybe I shouldn't have rushed this one.

Maybe I shouldn't have rushed this one.
Forum: Central Maryland December 5th, 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
Have done zero topical studying, but complete...

Have done zero topical studying, but complete each simulated test missing 3-4 per 35 questions. Most are jargon failures ("QRM" means receiving interference ... ok, might as well memorize a latin...
Forum: Central Maryland December 5th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
How well does this: ...

How well does this:

https://hamexam.org/exam/15-Technician

represent the difficulty of passing the tech exam? Have done several instances of it and passed. Feels too easy!
Forum: Central Maryland December 5th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 252,446
Posted By Occam
How well does this: ...

How well does this:

https://hamexam.org/exam/15-Technician

represent the difficulty of passing the tech exam? Have done several instances of it and passed. Feels too easy!
Forum: National 2A Issues December 5th, 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
He seems nice.

He seems nice.
Forum: National 2A Issues December 4th, 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
You canít hold your section of the rainbow...

You canít hold your section of the rainbow banner, your Bloomberg Signature Latte and play congos at the same time. They had paid musicians there for that. With ukuleles!
Forum: National 2A Issues December 4th, 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
True story. I hoofed it around to the back...

True story.

I hoofed it around to the back of the SCOTUS plaza and talked my way past two layers of SCOTUS cops until I got to this guy. Right before I asked him if he'd mind me getting a few...
Forum: Competitive Shooting December 3rd, 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Occam
With luck, I'll be testing out a virginal new...

With luck, I'll be testing out a virginal new pistolish-kinda-thing-with-a-brace on Saturday. Depends on whether I'm not disapproved Friday or Saturday. For sanctioned matches I've got a full length,...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 3rd, 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
Notice they didn't call for a moment of silence...

Notice they didn't call for a moment of silence for those beaten, strangled, stabbed, or otherwise done to death, because THOSE lives don't matter. And no moment to pause and recognize the lives...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 3rd, 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
I'd rather walk up hill both ways through snow...

I'd rather walk up hill both ways through snow barefoot, like our forefathers, than set foot on that bus. I recognize that one woman from the NRA "so, why are you here?" video. She had no idea other...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 3rd, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
Everytown's COFFEE budget is bigger than...

Everytown's COFFEE budget is bigger than everything the NRA has to spend.

And don't get me started about the contempt those people have for the environment. Look at all that non-recycling. Time...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 3rd, 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 129,458
Posted By Occam
Remember that you have to actually produce...

Remember that you have to actually produce someone with standing, and they have to stick around - at least at only arm's length - from the entire process, which will last years. It's going to be hard...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 3rd, 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 129,458
Posted By Occam
I’m torn. If it gets mootified, doesn’t that...

I’m torn. If it gets mootified, doesn’t that reduce the risk of a rare 2A opportunity being squandered on a very narrow ruling, and leave the other pending cases out in the open? Because those also...
Forum: Introductions December 3rd, 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Occam
Welcome. It’s a shame we now have even more in...

Welcome. It’s a shame we now have even more in common, but there is strength in numbers. Don’t reinvent the wheel - learn from Maryland’s travails!
Forum: National 2A Issues December 2nd, 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,969
Posted By Occam
That's a pretty good distillation of almost every...

That's a pretty good distillation of almost every one of those people I spoke to today. Never mind the audience ... most of the speakers their DJ-on-a-sugar-high introduced couldn't be troubled to...
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