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General Discussion / Re: Why no ammo by mail to Alaska?
« on: Today at 12:14:30 PM »
Thanks.  It is checked luggage.  IIRC there was a 20 pound limit. but I was flying from Ketchikan to Seattle and it seems
rules change by airport not airlines.  In any event guns and ammo checked in luggage on airplanes gets you a visit to special TSA inspections.

If you connect to another airline other than Alaska AL, you have to conform to that airline's weight restrictions for ammo,

You can transport it in checked baggage if it's within weight allotments.

Customers checking in or connecting to Alaska Airlines flights 3300-3499 are limited to 11 lbs. of ammunition.

Ammunition checklist table
Flight numbers                         Domestic                         International (where permitted)
001-1999                                      50 lbs.                                11 lbs.
2000-2999                                    50 lbs.                                11 lbs.
3300-3499                                    11 lbs.                                 11 lbs.
Guest "questions?"

Should be more like, "admits!"

Shows how these people can't stand to admit they were wrong when the results are staring them in the face.
General Discussion / Re: Why no ammo by mail to Alaska?
« on: Today at 11:39:53 AM »
Not quite true, since you can ship ammo in carry-on checked baggage.  The mainland sellers just don't want the hassle.


The OP is talking about shipping ammo, not accompanying it on a trip.

All domestic airlines AKAIK allow ammo in checked bags up to a certain weight limit.  I've seen people posting here that AK airlines allows up to 50 lbs of ammo in your luggage.  Perhaps this topic is the reason they do that?

Maybe Hawaiian Airlines should adopt a similar weight limit to address the same problem?  It might draw more business.
So, if we took the other, more logical, approach, if we reduce our annual expenditures (IRS, FBI, DOJ, EPA, Dept of Ed, etc, etc, etc), then the amount of taxes needed to be raised would support a leaner government -- thereby eliminating the need for more people enforcing tax law.

Saying we need to spend more in taxes to raise more in taxes should sound alarm bells with every tax-paying person.
Yes that’s what I meant, I thought to myself I would learn about all that stuff when I first watched the movie as a kid.

The commodities markets are a magical wonderland of futures contracts, short sells, long buys, and successes that elude the average investor.

Hillary Clinton famously made a killing in cattle futures, after having no experience in the market prior.  The only thing she had going for her at that time was being First Lady.  Lots of speculation on her using insider information to illegally profit from that investment.  But, like we've always seen, she wears Teflon grandma panties.

The movie doesn't show a realistic trading scenario.  Trying to make any sense from it by learning how commodities trading works would just confuse you more.

Let's just say that the trading would not have started so late in the morning, only to end a short time after the crop report was announced.  What we are to believe is that the Dukes were buying up all the FCOJ futures contracts at any price to make a profit when the report announced a horrible orange crop harvest (low supply = higher prices).

You have to make a lot of assumptions for this scenario to even work.  First, Winthorpe and Valentine (W&V) must have shorted the shares they were selling at the start of trading.  That means they promised to repay the share's owners a stated price above current market value say a month in the future.  When the prices plummeted after the report was aired, they then repurchased the shares they owe to the short seller, meaning they can replace the borrowed shares they just sold for a profit with cheaper shares.  They made money both as the price rose and again as it fell.

Without inside information, commodities trading is a scary business.  W&V had that information, but then passed along disinformation to ruin the Dukes.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: January 21, 2022, 02:27:33 PM »
To be honest this is just really basic and normal medical science. Our natural immune system confers varying degrees of protection against even variants. Now we are supposed to be shocked. This is the extent of mainstream media reality distortion.

And they keep making a huge terrifying thing out of FLU. Flu always killed many vulnerable elderly and weakened people every year.

I agree with that to a point, but ...

Were the people who recovered from COVID "less likely than vaccinated to get infected during Delta wave" because they were already infected?

Or, perhaps, they are less susceptible to COVID due to their individual genetic and immunity profiles, making them capable of fighting off ALL variants?

Having COVID before may not be the complete cause of their resistance to COVID, but it might possibly be evidence of a natural ability to fight the virus without prior infection or vaccinations.

Just as there are immuno-compromised people in the population, it's reasonable to assume there are also people with exceptionally strong immunity responses.  in every pandemic or epidemic, there have been survivors who were able to contract and survive the disease that may have killed millions of others.

I get that the article is trying to draw a comparison between the vaccine and natural immunity, with the implication that vaccines are lacking in their supposed ability to increase immunity response.  But, we need to also recognize that a vaccine in a specific person with already low immunity to COVID won't be as effective as the vaccine in someone with very high immunity capabilities able to fight the virus without the vaccine.
no in-person public testimonies

Since the overwhelming ratio of Pro-2A testimonies versus Anti-2A testimonies apparently carries no weight with the decision makers, this news really doesn't have much of an impact.

When fewer than 5 testimonials carries more weight than 20, 40 or more testimonials, in-person or online, it's obvious public input is not the objective, but rather going through the motions as required by law -- before they do whatever they wanted to do from the beginning.

Stop this planet! I wanna get off! 
Political Discussion / Re: Election Fraud Evidence Thread
« on: January 21, 2022, 12:53:23 PM »
Biden is even losing Late Night comedians

I didn't care before, and I sure as hell don't care now.

Late night "comedians" need a new title, because I always thought comedians were supposed to be FUNNY!   :crazy:

Bashing Trump got old long before he was inaugurated.  Now that he's not in office, they are scrambling to figure out how to remain relevant without pissing off the woke Twitter mob.

I haven't watched late night shows since Craig Ferguson left the Late Late Show.  His celebrity interviews were off the hook hilarious at times, and he had some of the best and brightest as guests.  His gags became repetitive, but the interviews were great.  How many shows have people like Archbishop Desmond Tutu on?

Oh, and he LOVES AMERICA!  As a naturalized citizen born in Scotland and as a previous British citizen, he has a better appreciation of this great nation than most of the spoiled brats on late night TV.

He returned with his family to Scotland in 2019.  In all honesty, I can see why.  This country lost its collective mind ever since the culture and politics have been bowing to the minority that lives their lives on Twitter.
General Discussion / Re: Online registration
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:13:49 PM »
Is there IN WRITING that we need to bring in the signed paperwork to hpd before we can register?
If there is not, then its bullshit. Hpd is making that part up themselves
Not in writing = bullshit

When I just checked HRS 134 online, it still says non-dealers still must present firearms to HPD for registration.

Looks like the paperwork is behind current requirements -- as usual.
Bushido Arms and Ammunition LLC / Re: Closed?
« on: January 20, 2022, 02:59:53 PM »
"Open" by appointment only.

Maybe try his email?

Shop hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, By Appointment Only.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (808) 219-9990 or at

You can also visit us on Facebook and Instagram. User name is bushidoaa808.
General Discussion / Re: Money Shot Challenge
« on: January 20, 2022, 02:43:59 PM »
But but but... money is the root to all evil!

IIRC, the saying is actually, "For the love of money is the root of all evil."

1 Timothy 6:10
General Discussion / Re: Money Shot Challenge
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:48:25 AM »
How bout plastic poker chips? Coins are valuable these days lol

Probably only good for one hit.  It'll likely shatter on impact.

I was thinking of metal stamping plates, used for stamping things like inventory numbers attached to keys, dog tags, etc.

They are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and prices.
I bought some hot cocoa last week....
The box was half empty

You didn't read the back, where it said "Now with half the calories?"

General Discussion / Re: Money Shot Challenge
« on: January 19, 2022, 09:46:55 PM »
Nice!  I’m down! 

Can I shoot one target with .55 gr UMC (good shooting with that ammo btw) and another will a “better” ammo.  Say some Black Hills or Federal match? 

Now I have to find some $1 coins.   O0

Last time I was at the main post office at HNL. the stamp machines would make change using  those.  So, of you buy a few stamps, post cards, whatever, and you put in a bill that returns more than $1 change, you get a dollar coin for each whole dollar in change.

It's been awhile, but I remember getting a bunch just by getting a book of first class stamps.
General Discussion / Re: Money Shot Challenge
« on: January 19, 2022, 09:44:23 PM »
Isnt it a federal offence to deface $? Bota is a alpha boi.

Given how some people shoot, that's not going to be a major issue!   :rofl:

Yes, it's illegal to intentionally deface, mutilate and/or destroy money (legal tender), whether paper or coins.

However, context matters.  If you are using the coinage to make money off government currency (selling coin jewelry, etc.), or defacing the money in a way that makes its value higher (restamping a Kennedy half dollar to resemble a dollar), or selling the base metal for its intrinsic value, you might be a felon.

Modern coins have less valuable metals vs. gold and silver, so the value of the metal is less than the face value of the coin.  Prevents people from doing crap like selling pennies to recyclers for the copper.  Face value of the pennies is greater than the copper value.

If you're destroying the coin, that can also be illegal.  Bills and coins must remain intact sufficiently so users can tell what they are.  There is a US Mint program for trading your demolished or bent coins for replacements.  Go to their website if you want to try and do that.

I'd rather put those coins in a homeless man's collection can and use something else for targets, like maybe ....

Thank you for your input. I think once HPD is clear with what they expect us to do we will adopt. I personally think that we will end up with short version briefing at the time of the purchase and if the customer wants a class for additional training and handaling. I personally paid $200 for Taser 4hrs training and I think it was a good education.

Agreed.  I'm all for education and training above and beyond what is required by law, but not so much for having it mandated by the state at a significant cost to the individuals.

Thanks again for the quick response.  I intend to purchase a Taser in the near future to compensate for the lack of CCW here.  I just don't want to be paying close to half the price of a second Taser to exercise that "privilege".

On a side note, I bet if some entrepreneurial dealer took the time to develop and produce a 10 minute video encompassing all the required training points in a well edited, professional format, all the other Taser sellers would be willing pay for the use of it.  (Hint, hint!)   :rofl:

As of now, we are required to give customers what the law and HPD calls a briefing. This briefing is very extensive so we turn it into a class where we are going to cover it in more details and offer students a live-fire of the Taser so they will get a better understanding of how to handle Taser. You can see a detailed description of the class on our website. We are communicating with HPD and trying to streamline the process. Hope this answeres your question

It does in part.

I think turning this into another affidavit requirement goes beyond what the law requires.  As you stated, you are turning the briefing into a class -- and charging $149.

if the customer opts in for the extensive training class, that should be their decision.  A Taser discount might help nudge those interested into signing up.  But, I believe whoever is selling Tasers should do what the law requires -- simply comply without a hefty class fee.

The state already offers a "free" alternative to the NRA Handgun Safety Training mandate:  Hunter's Education.  Used to be free, but now you pay a small convenience fee for the online version.  There should also be a free option for the Tazer briefing.

I don't mind vendors getting paid for their time, but charging as much for this Tazer training as for a handgun safety course with no other options is not furthering our rights.  In fact, forcing a payment to exercise a right hinders its exercise. 

This type of briefing is already done around the country in most private indoor ranges through the viewing of a range safety video using a TV or a tablet.  I see no reason this method can't suffice for the briefings required by the HRS.  After watching the video, buyers can ask questions if needed and have their certificate signed.  Very little time would be spent by the employees for each new customer.

Just wanted to post some thoughts and feelings.  I'm not passing judgement.  I'm sure things will change as time passes and these details get ironed out.

Thanks for the prompt reply!


I apologize for posting news from the Star Communist but it’s where I found this:

Fake news!

The crop report Mr. Beeks delivered to the Mortimer brothers was a forgery.  It was a scam to corner the market on Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice, or FCOJ.

Crops are fine.  Don't buy into the fear mongering designed to drive prices up!

 :geekdanc: :shaka:
To be clear, this class is above and beyond the informational briefing dealers are required by law to provide Taser buyers, correct?

[§134-84]  Sale, offer for sale, distribution, or transfer of electric guns or cartridges.
(g)  Before completing a sale, distribution, or other transfer of an electric gun, the licensee or an employee of the licensee shall provide an informational briefing to the recipient that includes but is not limited to the following:

     (1)  The safe use and handling of electric guns;

     (2)  Current information about the effects, dangers, risks, and limitations of electric guns;

     (3)  Education on the existing state laws on electric guns; and

     (4)  The proper disposal of electric guns.

I understand the reasons Taser and firearm owners should take classes.  Training on the safe use, storage and carrying of any weapon is essential IMO.  But for Tasers, Hawaii law does not require this class. 

Please correct me if I'm misreading the law.


General Discussion / Re: robots with freaking machine guns
« on: January 19, 2022, 01:34:32 PM »
Criminals would love to get their hands on a weapon that eliminates all evidence AND the body, since it's almost impossible to charge someone with murder without said body.  it's been done, but those are exceptional cases.

To charge murder, you have to first prove that the alleged victim is, in fact, deceased. 

p.s. Jimmy Hoffa was unavailable for comment.
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