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  1. rokinn


    "The issue here is that, if you look at actual causes of death in the United States, gun deaths don't even make the top ten." Actually that's not the issue! By logical extension you could say, 'everyone dies'.... therefore nothing matters and anything goes! But let's use the auto accident deaths for comparison. First off, to drive a car you are required to obtain a drivers license to show proficiency as well knowing the laws for the rules of the road. If you drive without it your right to drive will be taken away for a period of time. You have to prove that you can see well enough to negotiate traffic and highways. Next, a car has to be registered as well as insured for liability in the event of an accident. If you are proven to be at fault in an accident you are liable for the damage (via your insurer if you are in compliance with the law}. Negligent homicide has even more onerous punishments, vehicular homicide yet more so. We don't just say, have at it if you can afford it. But none the less, accidents happen and people die. Laws have been instituted to try and bring down the number of deaths. Since seat belts were required in all cars, the number of lives saved is estimated to be about 300k. Air bags are now required and save lives also. I suppose you could say, drivers and cars are "well regulated." Supreme Court...DC v Heller Antonin Scalia for Majority opinion. 2008 III "Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts rou­tinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.... Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment, nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws impos­ing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms." Underlining mine. Current law gives the right to put restrictions and controls on the sale and use of firearms. Enough said, I'm done with this conversation. I can find other things more productive to do like work on my MJ.
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    @Eagle... I agree with you about what is typically understood about a mass shooting. Had I looked at how GVA categorized and defined such incidents my number would have been different (at least for what we were referring to). That's on me. It pays to not jump the gun, so to speak On the other hand, officer involved shootings in that category (4 or more injured not including the shooter) I think we can safely assume that the vast majority of such incidents involves someone other than the officer wielding a firearm. I don't see anything on the site that would lead me to think they are lying or intending to deceive. From my point of view the level of gun deaths and injuries and how to bring them down is the bigger point. Nothing that we do will eliminate all of them, granted. Responsible people and societies at least make the effort. IMHO.
  3. rokinn


    My statistics were correct. From 2014 to 2019 there were 2,089 mass shootings (and that's with the tighter definition). 417 in 2019 alone. Divided by 6 equals 348 per year on average for those years. Like I said, nearly one per day. Look it up. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ There are a great many ideas on how to deter mass shootings and gun violence (google it). Will they all work, who knows, but clearly the status quo isn't working and one can rationalize their position all they like, it only seems to get worse as time goes by. It's clearly a societal problem and more guns do not create safer streets and neighborhoods. No other developed country has the level of gun related deaths as we do. Deduce anyone? If your philosophy and politics are for the status quo and/or looser gun laws then you bear responsibility for not acting (say voting) to create ways to deter a societal ill (think school children). To drive a car you have to have proficiency test, liability insurance, registration, ya know, for example! If you don't give a schit, or your fear ideology dictates your unwillingness to be a part of the solution, then so be it! That's between you and your God, oh! and by the way, me, my neighbors, and my loved ones. Peace out!
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    I've owned a firearm since the age of 10 and own several now. I have an expert ranking for the M14 and the M16 from the military. I can hit small targets in rapid succession from the standing position with an open site AR 15 at 300 yards (no I don't own one). My brother has his FFl and my father before him. What I haven't heard in this discussion is one IOTA of a sense of RESPONSIBILITY on the part of those of the gun rights/2nd amendment persuasion on how to prevent the now on average daily mass shootings (4 or more killed at one time in one place) in this country. All I hear is it's MY RIGHT (based on how you would like to read the 2nd amendment) that is paramount and the paranoia that Tyrannosaurus Democratis will render me defenseless based on some narcissistic Ramboism and nihilistic orientation. And yes, I will match my knowledge of fascism, totalitarianism, communism, with anyone on this site. I got my Safe Hunter training and badge (which I still have) from the NRA. The NRA now is just a front group that is part of the Military Industrial Complex and has nothing but money at it's base of priorities and lip service to......gun rights?? The notion that we have laws for murder and yet we still have murders misses the point entirely. Murder happens, imagine if it weren't against the law, would there be more or less of them. With laws against it, at least there is a way to hold those accountable who commit it and remove them from society. Gun rights are a problem for society today and comparisons to the "letter" of the constitution based on then is to look at the world through a straw. Is the National Guard a well regulated militia as compared to the average citizen today? At this point the polarization on the issue blinds everyone to coming up with a solution that prevents the needless slaughter of the innocent on a daily basis. What is the cost of freedom? Ask the 6 year old at Sandy Hook, or the music lover at a concert in Las Vegas.
  5. Mine had that high quality red powdery lubricant as well with plenty of space in them to cut down on road vibration.
  6. My guess is it's probably an ink stamp. They sell such things on amazon, etc. If none of the suggested chemicals work or end up just screwing it up even further and you decide to go the cheaper route of rattle can and rattle can clear coat, take the hood off and paint it vertically. The finished product will be so much better. A pro paint job is of course preferable but not everyone wants to invest that kind of money in an old truck. It doesn't look terrible Conversation starter???
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    I didn't get around to seeing or reading anything but just a glimpse of that content but I wholeheartedly support the notion of pulling it. There's a whole big internet for that kind of thing out there. CC shouldn't be one of them, IMO.
  8. Thought of a bit of info that might be helpful if you hadn't considered it. I took the ignition switch power from the IGN slot on the fuse panel. It's only hot when the ignition switch is on.
  9. One possible way of switching an efan..... I installed an efan in my now open cooling system last spring. To house the switch I installed an HO thermostat housing. Rodney Dickman has two 3/8 npt switches, one is for a 195 degree thermostat. On 210, off 200. I used to have constant problems with high temps when slow steep towing or sitting in traffic for extended lengths of time. I never overheat now under any conditions. http://rodneydickman.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69&products_id=235 Wiring plan I used. https://www.davebarton.com/pdf/coolingfandiagrams.pdf
  10. They're 'relatively' common around here. In fact my S-I-L has one on his pickup trailer and has had it on there for years. I haven't examined it closely but it appears to be pretty high quality.
  11. Jeep Driver jumped in ahead of me while I was writing my post but I'll post it anyway. It may be worth your time to check you state statutes on the subject of odometer "tampering." In Colorado it's the attempt to defraud that is considered illegal. Rolling the odometer forward to match the original wouldn't fall into this category. There are Federal statutes that say tampering with an odometer is strictly illegal but those seem to apply to larger scale operations, but a one time incident would likely be referred to the state. There may be notification requirements to a new owner in your state of any changes that were done.
  12. rokinn

    wake up call

    Good to hear there was no damage. I'm still shoveling snow a week+ after our storm. 22 inches. Dug out the Comanche yesterday. If I may, here is a recommendation. A buddy's Dr. told him to take as much of this as he could afford for his heart condition. It comes with a dispenser cup. I take a full cup everyday. It's on sale every other month for about $8 less per bottle. https://www.costco.com/qunol-liquid-coq10-100-mg.%2c-30.4-ounces.product.100375487.html Take care and good health.
  13. You can also check out CARS Power Steering in Denver. I had mine rebuilt and the worm gear swapped out to a ZJ (faster ratio but not sure what it is). He reduced the pressure in my pump also. $150.00 for all, IIRC. Remans are kind of a crap shoot from what I was able to gather.
  14. Not to be contrary but I use that same paint code from Dupli-color (a Chrysler color) from any auto parts store that carries it. If your store doesn't carry it they can likely order it. It is an extremely good match to the point I can't tell the difference from original paint. I recommend using a high quality clear coat from a paint supply store in addition however. I'm told the cheap one's tend to turn yellow over time. The places I have used it still look good after several years here in the Colorado sun.
  15. Pretty sure it's called a Cabover camper.
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