Dave H 
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Re: “Hamilton Electors now eying Supreme Court case

The US Constitution leaves how the electors are selected and who they vote for up to the states. It does not say anywhere that electors can vote how they please.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/18/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Reader: There are plenty of things we're not permitted to own already

Huck Mucus,

Other than the minor and common mistake regarding Class III, you were spot on. People who obsessively focus on the object actually are part of the problem and end up exacerbating the very issues they so loudly decry. They end up basically giving the perpetrator an excuse -- after all, it was the evil firearm that was to blame. Eventually, one day, these folks will wake up and realize their approach is actually enabling the people who do wrong because they are shifting the blame, shifting the attention, and ignoring the behavior and the root causes of the behavior. This is why object oriented approaches usually fail.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/16/2018 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Reader: There are plenty of things we're not permitted to own already

Huck Mucus,

One correction. You do not need a Class III to buy or own them. Class III is a Special Occupational Tax and is paid by a dealer of NFA (Title II) firearms holding a Type 1, 2 or 9 FFL. You would not be a dealer and would not have an FFL.
All you need to buy or own one is an ATF Form 4 along with two sets of fingerprint cards, a photo, an extra $200, sometimes a certification of citizenship, and about 6 to 9 months of patience, after which you will get a copy of the completed Form 4 and a Federal Tax Stamp. Oh, and a lot of money because they will set you back several thousand dollars even for a very basic, very used speciman.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/16/2018 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Reader: There are plenty of things we're not permitted to own already

Paula George,

I have held people dying from gunshot wounds, including friends. I have done emergency trauma care on people with gunshot wounds. I have seen people's heads shattered and split from gunshot wounds. And I refuse to blame the firearm. So I will lecture you.

ANYTHING can be a "murder weapon". And as has been pointed out, even knives, clubs or hands and feet are used in more homicides than are semi-auto rifles like the AR. You can call me filth, trash, or garbage all you want, but that doesn't change the facts.

AND FYI, that .22 that penetrated the wall would have ki.lled your friend just the same if it have been fired from a bolt action, break action, pump action, slide action, revolver. The action of the firearm has almost nothing to do with the power of the shot.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/16/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Reader: There are plenty of things we're not permitted to own already

You are correct, Dvalin.

I and others have posted the numbers multiple times. But it doesn't fit the "blame the object" narrative, so people just ignore the facts.

I have over two dozen firearms. Some are shotguns, some are rifles, some are handguns. Of the the rifles, some are bolt action, some are semi-autos, one is a break action. Of the semi-auto rifles, some are AR platform rifles. Out of all of these firearms that I own, the ONLY military "war tech" firearm is a bolt-action Mauser. This bolt action rifle is the basis of some of the most sucessful hunting rifles ever built and many military examples were "sporterized" after the war with better stocks and cleaned up actions.

So when people start talking about the AR-15 being a military weapon "military grade", or "war tech" as the clueless letter author wrote, I have to shake my head at their ignorance.


Oh, and Jay Whynotaskme , BTDT GTTS. Please do not pretend to lecture those of us who have.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/16/2018 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Give bears their space

Yep, bear generally want nothing to do with hikers. Hunters are more likely to run across one.

Agree, a safety whistle (What? You don't carry one? You should always have one when hiking.) is a great deterrent. Not a big fan of bells (noise polution). But one of those small disposable air horns will definitely do the trick.

I also run into far too many people who want/insist on carrying a handgun for bear protection. I am about as pro-firearm as people are ever likely to encounter, but I have to tell them, bear spray is far more effective than a handgun. And multiple studies agree. If people want to carry, so be it (but please carry safely), but if they are using bears as an excuse to do so, they are deluding themselves. And for those carrying those Judges and Defenders -- um, no -- if you are going to carry, carry something more useful and appropriate. Still, people are better off leaving the firearm at home and packing the spray.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/14/2018 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Secretary of State Office investigated for official misconduct

Denver DA dropped the Grand Jury investigation.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/03/2018 at 10:08 AM

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