tomkaz

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About tomkaz

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    The tug is my drug

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  • About Me:
    Mid-50s. Escaped the People's Republic of Connecticut July 2015.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Chasing anything with fins but in FL, no longer LI Sound.
  • What I do for a living:
    Pushing money around (my kids' view)

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    Southeast Florida

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  1. Media personality in training means the media will love this kid. How can they doubt the authenticity and sincerity of someone who aspires to one of their own? Everytown for Guns Safety is the current incarnation of the combination of .bloomberg's Mayors Against Gun Violence and the Millions Moms group of Shannaon Watts. They get millions from Bloomberg annually. Have never heard of a direct Sosors connection to that group, though I have never heard of this other group righter.
  2. When I see the professional gun control cabal and their minions place as much interest in the chronic inner city gun violence issues, we can chat. But until they are in the streets marching for those kids killed each and every week, your question is specious.
  3. Yes, lethal weapon, like a king fu master.
  4. That looks like the case. The Taverneers seemp to have no use for him and I doubt I am the only one who doesn’t want him on any PG team. Maybe he should go round up some folks in the Outhouse.
  5. I did not believe this, but here you go: Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun American Outdoor made the AR-15 used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The fund owned more than $500,000 of its stock. Neil Weinberg. February 20, 2018, 5:20 PM EST As Florida teachers grieve over the mass shooting that left 17 students and colleagues dead last week, some of them may be surprised to learn they’ve been helping fund the firearms industry—including the company that made the gun used that bloody Wednesday. A state pension plan for Florida teachers held 41,129 shares in American Outdoor Brands Co. valued at more than a half-million dollars, according to a Dec. 31 securities filing listing the plan’s holdings. Formerly known as Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Massachusetts-based American Outdoors manufactured the semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle that was used in the Feb. 14 attack on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The securities filing, posted on the pension plan’s web site, shows that the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan also invested in gun company stock issued by Sturm & Ruger Co., Vista Outdoor Inc. and Olin Corp. All of these companies manufacture firearms or ammunition, including assault rifles. As of June 2017, more than half of the 405,000 participants in the Florida Retirement System were employed by educational institutions, according to its 2017 annual report. The fund had a $528,000 holding in American Outdoor Brands, which included $306,000 in unrealized profit as of Dec. 31, according to the quarterly filing, making it a long-term investor in the company
  6. We closed on the house today and ATT comes to set up internet access tomorrow. Garage floors are going to be finished Thursday and Friday. Here's the single garage before we start.
  7. Sold all the heavy machinery when I left CT. Your avatar is, uh, amazing.
  8. The bump stock changes the functional behavior of a semi-auto rifle to something I call faux-auto. It is not real full-auto but in most ways, it is functionally indistinguishable. And that is where the stock starts to touch the basis for the NFA, automatic-like rates of fire.
  9. I did not say that the lack of serial number was an impediment to banning, I said it would make taking stocks under the NFA and treating them like "firearms" would be a problem. The issue with toothless banning it that it does nothing to improve public safety. If there is no penalty for possession, and no penalty for transfer, what good is the ban? The 1994 AWB showed the futility to such toothless, no transfer "bans" when existing items are not confiscated. Without penalty, the next Paddock-wannabe will be able to find a seller for the right price.
  10. Recall when and why the NFA was passed. The gang wars were become quite bloody, with the St Valentines Day Massacre, as a great example. Thus, the NFA was established to highly regulate some of the weapons that the gangsters were partial to and/or could be used in mob hits. Hence the sawed off focus as well as suppressors. Also other "devices". It was a crime fighting effort, however flawed.
  11. Pajamas? Cute. With a cessation of new manufacturing would go a prohibition on transfers, with jail time?
  12. We both know that, but that is the distinction between the stock as an "accessory" and outside the NFA's purview and the suppressor defined as a "firearm". Suppressors have serial numbers and can be registered and tracked, stocks have not been to date.
  13. Except that is not correct is you are saying a suppressor is an accessory, The BATFE does not categorize suppressors as "accessories", they are defined as "firearms" under the 1934 Act. 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3)(C). The definition of “firearm silencer” and “firearm muffler” in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(24) provides as follows: The terms “firearm silencer” and “firearm muffler” mean any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication. The NFA defines the term “firearm” to include any silencer as defined in section 921 of the GCA. 26 U.S.C. 5845(a)(7).
  14. Ray Riscorla, head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter said in July 2001 interview that he feared a small, explosive-laden plane, might be used to attack the towers at some point. He died in the attack, last seen heading up stairs to make sure people were out of the building. Great man with an amazing life's story.