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General Discussion / Re: Why no ammo by mail to Alaska?
« on: Today at 11:57:45 AM »

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

General Discussion / Re: Why no ammo by mail to Alaska?
« on: Today at 11:50:21 AM »
not in carry on, but in regular luggage...
Correct!  I meant to write non-carry on baggage.
General Discussion / Re: Why no ammo by mail to Alaska?
« on: Today at 08:20:44 AM »
Because like Hawaii it isn’t connected to the other 48 states. Ammo would have to pass through Canada or boat to stay on ground. Most packages to Alaska and Hawaii go through the air. So you have to do special shipping methods to be sure your package goes on a boat to Hawaii or Alaska. That’s why ammo selling companies won’t sell ammo to people in Hawaii and Alaska because their normal shipping methods UPS and FedEx don’t have ways to ship hazmat using normal methods since they use Airplanes to get packages to HI and Alaska.
Not quite true, since you can ship ammo in carry-on baggage.  The mainland sellers just don't want the hassle.
Since I haven't had a refund since the 90's I don't care.  Maybe more Americans will follow my lead and pay minimal taxes during the year and suffer the "penalty fee".
I have never been billed for such a penalty.
Then the workers will see just how much the crap government is costing them.
As for the poor that receive income re-distribution money from taxes, and I know a few of these
people, quit voting for Democrats and you may have fewer Democrats regulating and taxing
your jobs and potential new ones, out of existence.

Government is the enemy today and Democrats run it.

It is pretty obvious the problem is the government
and the idiots that support that government.
Kind of like Hawaii's single party state.
Don't plan to "Bug out".  I already did that 35 some years ago.
But fir traveling you always want water, space blanket, and multi tool.
Food isn't the highest priority.  You can go a long time without food.
Remember the rule of "Threes".

Political Discussion / Re: Biden is Going to Be Impeached
« on: January 06, 2022, 09:58:58 AM »
I think the Dems would go scorched Earth.
Look at all the policies and laws they are trying to pass. They are only lining their pockets at the expense of American citizens.
Bad news is Hawaii will still be a Blue (as in depressed) State. We are too stupid and slow to realize things
"I think the Dems would go scorched Earth." 
They already have.
They been at open war with Americans since 2016.
We Americans are just too, moral and ethical to react to Democrats as you would when any
one attacks you.  We turn the other cheek.

I would impeach Biden, and subsequently Harris just to keep democrats and their media off-balance.
The only bills that will
get passed are the ones we all agree on, such as national defense.
All the rest will rot in committees.
A catatonic government is a good government.
General Discussion / Re: Canadians Aren’t Turning in Their Guns
« on: January 04, 2022, 10:58:30 AM »
I'm pretty sure nobody here has any of those nasty "assault" weapons so we have no concerns.
But I've noticed that much of the world where these guns are, compliance of bans isn't very wide spread.
Even in places where universal registration is required.
Perhaps Germany, Russia, China, and many other states has taught some of us a lesson,
give up your guns and you may very well die.
Personally I don't violate any Constitutional, Federal, state, or local laws.
However I would not consider anyone violating most of the gun laws in Hawaii
to be a criminal.
What is criminal,  is,  if they use guns to commit crimes
and hurt people.
Most Democrats can't comprehend that distinction. :grrr:

General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 02:20:43 PM »
I wouldn't go with the annoying "Am I being detained, or am I free to go?" tirade.  I'd just tell them I'm willing to cooperate and answer all of their questions, but I'd like to consult my attorney and have them present before I say anything.

If you already gave them a vague statement, like "This stranger threatened me with that knife, and I shot him in self defense," that's all you need to say at the scene.  Save the details for when your lawyer gets with you.

If you just shot someone, I don't think saying "Am I being detained?" is a very intelligent question for you to ask!   :rofl:
I know that is an annoying "tirade".  But when you are in trouble never lie or talk to cops other than in irritating "Legalese".
Keep in mind you are innocent until proven guilty.
Their job is to enforce the law, not befriend you.

They befriended Alec.  I don't think you or I would have received the same "gentle" treatment.
General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 12:07:54 PM »
I'm not sure "arrested" is accurate.  I think (from reading about many of those cases) the Cops will detain you for questioning.  If the facts appear to support a valid justification such as self defense, and the prosecutor at that time doesn't intend to file charges, you will most likely be released without charges.

But, if the Cops on the scene have a reasonable suspicion that what you did was not justified -- that you did break the law -- then they will arrest you.  When you're arraigned, they may or may not drop the charges, continue incarceration or release you on bail.

Baldwin would be able to post any amount of bail the judge might require, so I doubt the investigators will want to file charges until 100% of available facts are gathered.  In the meantime, he's walking around just as freely as he would be on bail.

If, and when, they finally arrest him, it'll be interesting to see how severe the charges are.  It'll probably be a manslaughter charge due to negligence or something similar.

I just hope the investigators learned what not to do from the Simpson case.  OJ should have never been found Not Guilty, but the police created enough reasonable doubt for the jury to acquit.  The civil trial was not so forgiving.  Ask yourself, how can one trial reach one verdict, and the other one that followed find him "responsible for the deaths?"  Obviously, the same evidence was viewed differently by the people making the judgement.

Anyway, Baldwin pretty much gave the prosecutors the statement they needed to convict.  In his TV performance -- um, interview -- he said that nobody but the armorer for firearm props was allowed to give firearms to the actors on set before a rehearsal or take, so they can personally check the weapons to be sure they are safe.  If he knows that, then why did he accept the gun from someone other than the armorer?  Why didn't he say to the director, "Get the armorer over here to check this gun so I know it's safe?

BALDWIN broke protocol when he accepted the firearm from the wrong person.  That's negligence at the very least.  Some might say gross negligence, since we are talking about lethal weapons which he's handled on numerous other projects.

Blame everyone but yourself?  Not when you were the person who fired the thing.
"I'm not sure "arrested" is accurate.  I think (from reading about many of those cases) the Cops will detain you for questioning"

I'm probably nit pik-ing here but any time you are handcuffed and detained, I'd call that an arrest.
Charges are a different issue, but that is what an arraignment is for.

The first words out of my mouth would be;
Am I being detained?
Am I free to go?
If I'm being detained and I'm not free to go, it is request a lawyer time.
and quit talking.
That is an arrest of your freedom to go about your business.

Alec caused a death and that has to be answered.
Purposeful, poor judgement, or accidentally.
The explanation must be a matter of public record.
Not a "Wink, wink, Nod, nod".

General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 10:09:28 AM »
regardless of the legal outcome, Alec Baldwin did kill someone
Is it not true, that here in Hawaii, regardless of the circumstance, that someone who kills somebody
gets arrested? So a Judge gets to sort the law out and not a cop?
One of the few Hawaii practices I agree with.  I'm not really big on letting cops interpret the law
as they see fit.  Alec should have been arrested and hauled before a judge.
General Discussion / Re: Black powder on Oahu?
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:43:04 PM »
I've been hanging back on this one, but I'll speak up now and see if I get corrected.
I own four cannons, one a 3 inch Parrot rifle replica.
I have a 54. Cal Hawken rifle,
I got rid of the navy replica 36 Cal.
For the most part you can't ship Black power here because it is considered an explosive and nobody will ship it.
Want to buy your own boat?  You can bring over all you want.
For that reason everybody uses Hogden which is not considered an explosive.
One pound of powder isn't squat for a cannon.  For a cannon you want a very coarse powder, Rilfles finer,
and pistols finer still.  Check for Hogden products.
If you really, really have to have traditional Black powder, your best bet is to make your own as you can
easily obtain the chemicals, lead balls, and mixer to make "Meal powder" in whatever grain size you want.
Government won't know you have it, it is legal, and you can also make some really
awesome fireworks if you are so inclined, although I don't recommend anybody to break the law.
There are lots of Youtube videos out there on the powder stuff.

I will not say what I TRULY think.
2021 is about over and 2022 will be a very different year for Democrats and
other irrational scared people.
That is all.
Happy new years to all!
 :thumbsup: :geekdanc: :shaka: :popcorn:
Political Discussion / Re: higher in vaccinated than un
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:52:10 AM »
Sounds like the shot is a preventative treatment and not a vaccine.
You are one of the few kids that get it!
I've had vaccinations from the Black plague to Smallpox.
Never had any side effects other than a scar or two.
Every flu shot I've ever had made me sick.
fuk these Democrats. I'll take my chances and wait for a FORMAL
I'm not a bible thumper.
Many in my family are.
They also know that I'm as well educated and can recite or explain
passages better than them, so they don't fuck with me.
Men have rights that only God can take away.
That is it.
Fuck the government!
Off Topic / I like beer
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:45:32 AM »
General Discussion / Re: Do You Tell A Home Invader You’re Armed?
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:36:28 AM »
Shoot, shovel, shut up.
Political Discussion / Re: How Dangerous is Oahu?
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:41:17 PM »
I think murders, assaults, rapes, and other violence happens almost daily here.  Look at the number of sex offenders just in your own neighborhood:

Most of the murders and assaults happen between family, friends and people who know each other.  The random violence seems to be focused in the Waikiki area and involves tourists or bars after midnight.

I still have people tell me they never go to the North Shore after 9:00pm.  The stories of people being beat up and robbed there are never ending.

A homeless man killed a tourist by pushing him into the Ala Wai Canal a few years back.  Mental illness was blamed, but he'd been arrested some 70 times before.

Is Oahu dangerous?  I think it can be, but not any more than any other similarly dense population center, maybe even less depending on time of day and location. 

What I don't see here that i see in other places is a constant law enforcement presence.  In NC, I could not drive more than a couple of miles without seeing a town Cop, a Sheriff or a Highway Patrol car.  It's not that crime was that common, but that a police presence made anyone thinking of doing something wrong have second thoughts.  Hard to get away after a crime if the cops are everywhere you go.
I don't live on Oahu,  Thank God!
But I do know this,
everybody there that looks the least bit Law abiding, is un-armed.

Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:21:26 PM »
These asshole Democrats have so many "just in case regulations"  they are tripping over themselves.

What is it that is said about the "tree of liberty"?
What we need is a decent US attorney to prosecute.
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

That is already law and can be used against any Hawaii Democrat in a position to deny you your rights.
We need to get the next Republican president to appoint a very pro gun US attorney.
We can get rid of our police chiefs and a few legislators.  By simply using existing law.
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