On This Day: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

ww1incolour:

Unsatisfied with the response of the Serbian government to their ultimatum, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia on July 28th, 1914.

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starwars is fucking terrible.

nosvertu:

winterduck:

nosvertu:

whittneydoll:

I’ve never seen it, but I’ve been told I’m not missing much, therefore I don’t plan on seeing it.

You shut your heretical mouth.

everything about it is inconsistent and terrible.

there isn’t even a story, either, it’s just “LOOK! GOOD GUYS VERSUS BAD GUYS IN SPACELAND”

You too. Both of you. I won’t hear this.

Don’t forget the incest. It’s Game of Thrones.. IN SPACELAND

Universal License

An Oregon state concealed carry license is not only valid in Oregon, but also in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, & Vermont.

Oregon is a “may issue” state to outsiders meaning someone from Idaho can apply for an Oregon permit and hopefully get one in the mail. With this permit he can legally carry concealed in Oregon.

While an Oregon permit is valid in Idaho an Idaho permit is not valid in Oregon. Oregon permits are valid in quite a few states, but only accept Oregon permits. If someone from Idaho has an Idaho permit and they carry concealed here in Oregon that is a felony.

Concealed carry reciprocity is a cluttered mess of confusing laws. Some permits are allowed and some aren’t depending on where you go. You have to research places you are going to make sure whether or not they honor your permit and if you travel a lot you will likely have to own multiple carry permits. This isn’t saving lives. It is just turning harmless misunderstandings into felonies.

For example a woman from Philadelphia is facing 3 years in prison because she didn’t realize her Pennsylvania carry permit wasn’t accepted in New Jersey. During a traffic stop she informed the police officer of her concealed weapon as she had been instructed. If convicted she will lose her second amendment privileges for the rest of her life.

When people call for “common sense gun laws” or “gun sense” they usually mean they want laws that are more restricting and more complex. Why not make laws simpler? Why not work on a universal carry permit system? Why not try to make laws that don’t tangle people up in confusing details? I’m pretty sure more innocent people have lost their rights to this system than criminals stopped. If someone comes from California to Oregon to commit armed robbery chances are they don’t have a carry permit anyway so that concealed gun is already a felony. When they attempt armed robbery that’s another felony right there.

Imagine if we treated drivers licenses like carry permits. An Oregon license can drive in Idaho but an Idaho license can’t drive in Oregon. An Oregon license can drive in Vermont but to get to Vermont they have to fly because there’s no straight road you can drive without buying additional licenses. Imagine what long haul truckers would have to put up with. They would need to maintain about a dozen different state licenses just to do their job.

fresnel149:

riflebrass:

Got the new issue of American Rifleman. Sure enough they have another specialty gun. It’s a John Wayne tribute lever action if .45 colt for $2500. It looks nice, but there’s no way I would drop that kind of money on a lever gun especially when I can get one in .44 magnum for $800.

Actually I would kinda like to get one in .357 so I can plink with .38spc

I haven’t seen a box of .45LC on a store shelf in almost a year now.

Also, I feel that feel. .38/.357 levergun sounds fun as shit.

The last time I recall seeing .45lc on shelves was back in 2012 before the shortage. I might have seen some since and not known it. I wasn’t looking for it in particular but .38/.357 still sounds like a fun way to go.

gunsngear:

Trigger finger placement.

I never had anyone point this out to me. I just naturally shot like that. I actually pulled one of my guns out to try the two wrong ways and they don’t even feel natural. If you’re using your finger joint on the trigger and it doesn’t feel wrong you have an incredibly long finger right there.

gunsngear:

Trigger finger placement.

I never had anyone point this out to me. I just naturally shot like that. I actually pulled one of my guns out to try the two wrong ways and they don’t even feel natural. If you’re using your finger joint on the trigger and it doesn’t feel wrong you have an incredibly long finger right there.

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Got the new issue of American Rifleman. Sure enough they have another specialty gun. It’s a John Wayne tribute lever action if .45 colt for $2500. It looks nice, but there’s no way I would drop that kind of money on a lever gun especially when I can get one in .44 magnum for $800.

Actually I would kinda like to get one in .357 so I can plink with .38spc

In World War II most militaries were still issuing bolt action rifles as their primary armament. The United States military entered the war with a ground breaking concept of a semi automatic battle rifle. The M1 Garand utilized a system that recycled gas from the burning gunpowder to work the bolt of the rifle rather than manually cycling it between each shot. By the end of the war the world saw that manual action firearms were obsolete and semi automatic and fully automatic firearms became more common. The Garand proved the usefulness, but the semi automatic rifle concept had been around for more than thirty years before World War II even began.

The 1903 Springfield was designed in 1903. I guess the name should make that pretty obvious. It is a bolt action rifle that served as the standard issue rifle in the United States in World War I. It saw extended use as a sniper rifle from World War II through Vietnam.

In this particular video we have a Springfield that was converted to semi automatic back in 1906. A gas system was introduced which would turn the bolt and cycle the action. The design was buggy and just about every time a problem was solved a new one showed up in it’s place. The semi automatic Springfield was more trouble than it was worth but it proved the concept that semi automatic was possible.

In 1917 John Browning invented the Browning Automatic Rifle. It was a user portable machine gun that fired the same powerful .30-06 cartridge as the Springfield and later the Garand. The BAR was difficult to control on full auto, but when converted to semi automatic worked quite well. The BAR was built from the ground up to be automatic so making one semi auto only was simply a matter of modifying some of the insides.

I look there from time to time but it’s difficult to find tall size shirts there.

I look there from time to time but it’s difficult to find tall size shirts there.

Here’s why I hate department stores. Grandpa needed a new blanket set and some shirts so we went to J.C. Penny. A 5 piece quilt set and four shirts cost $90 on sale and you can rest assured they still made profit off that. The normal non sale price would have been $220.

Buy me a gun for my birthday

elizaboudicca:

dirty-gunz:

carolina-viking:

dirty-gunz:

ronpaulsunbae:

Please?

this would be a straw purchase and therefore illegal.

nice try ATF

It’s only a straw purchase if the person you’re buying the gun for legally can not be in possession of a firearm

That is not true. On the form 4473 it specifically “are you the actual buyer?” I bet you a shinny penny that you will be denied a sale if you try to pull this shit at a gun shop.

From ATF.gov FAQs

A person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his State, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may sell or transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(d), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]

Alternately you can play it safe and take them to the gun store and have them fill out the 4473 themselves and pay for it yourself.