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Political Discussion / Re: more EVs!
« on: Today at 08:34:52 AM »
 iBIDENfa iling to acknowledge Tesla’s existence as the leading innovator of electric vehicles. Elon has taken note and a battle has begun to accelerate. On August 5th, Joe Biden hosted an EV summit that would embody the values of his presidency. Numerous corporate leaders attended the event, including executives from General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis, which is the parent company for Chrysler. However, the American leader in EVs was missing, Elon Musk. Imagine being the number one American EV manufacturer by more than tenfold but still not getting invited to an EV summit. Elon Musk was confused. He tweeted, “Yeah, seems odd Tesla wasn’t invited.” Perhaps it was just a mistake or coincidence right? Well, Elon Musk was about to change the game with an accomplishment Biden couldn’t deny. On September 15th, four astronauts launched into orbit, which was an incredible achievement for mankind. Hundreds of thousands of viewers watched SpaceX’s on-orbit tour of the esteemed Dragon Resilience. With that network in mind, SpaceX raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Even with this accomplishment, President Biden continued on without saying a word. One user asked Elon, “The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What’s your theory on why that is?” Elon replied by saying, “He’s still sleeping.” This was in reference to Israel’s former Prime Minister, who suggested that Biden was sleeping during a meeting. Joe Biden’s proposed EV deal looks to unequally distribute EV tax credits to union factories, which Tesla is not a part of. That sounds fine on the surface, because Tesla doesn’t need the government’s help. However, Biden is not only failing to acknowledge Tesla’s advancements, but is also making decisions behind closed doors. At the EV summit, Biden claimed that Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, is one of the reasons why EVs have advanced so much and proceeded to talk about a Zoom call that Elon was not a part of. Musk was obviously not pleased with Biden’s actions, so he proceeded to explain how Biden is controlled by the unions. This is not a political channel, and I do not endorse any party, but it’s safe to say that Biden, and for a matter of fact, any government leader, has to appeal to unions and lobbyists. Lobbying is practically legal bribing, as lobbyists have a sole mission to influence the opinions of public officials. Legacy automakers are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists every year. For instance, GM spent over $7 million on lobbying just in 2021. More importantly, the United Auto Workers, or UAW in short form, has specifically been spoon fed by the government. The UAW is one of the largest unions in America with a focus on helping employees obtain greater benefits. That sounds fantastic on the surface, but the UAW also charges enormous fees. In order to be part of the UAW, workers have to pay 1.44% of their gross pay. 1.44% of a $50,000 salary is $720 per year, which is definitely a hefty amount. So where does all this money go? New investigations are showing that a significant portion of the UAW’s funds is constantly illegally stolen by UAW leaders. 16 people have already been caught so far, and auditors have discovered over $2 million in improper expenditures by UAW workers. This spending included gambling, guns, cars, and child-support payments, all of which are obviously not related to the UAW. Elon Musk has publicly spoken against unions before. He believes that the UAW fees are pointless when Tesla offers more superior benefits without them. Despite how unreasonable the UAW may be, the group has substantial power, and practically controls the government. Billionaire fund manager Ron Baron, who is an early Tesla investor, believes that Biden’s exclusion of Elon is completely ridiculous, especially considering Elon’s positive impact on the world. Politicians have recently been touting a potential tax on unrealized capital gains, which are gains on stocks that haven’t been sold yet. Elon severely dislikes this proposed tax, which the Biden administration has been a proud supporter of.

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So, the new restrictions only impact local stores and HI residents?

No way!  I'm shocked!
Yup, fuedian slip during the hearing in the senate committee of "hoops to jump thru" by Marx. How difficult can we make it and still comply with SCOTUS ruling.

And cannot buy on vacay for friends or give for free because the law mentions "distribute". So if u wanna distribute an EG, u need a sellers permit too.

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General Discussion / Re: Which Electric Gun Are You Going To Buy?
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:10:03 PM »

Thanks for the clarification. 

One issue that was mentioned in those comments:  all well and good for residents, but what about tourists and other visitors?  How about military who aren't stationed here but arrive for exercises, vacations and other visits?  Are they not allowed to travel with their Tasers to Hawaii?

I think if the EG is already yours (purchased out of state or mailed to you), the state can't do much about it.

If the Taser wasn't purchased in Hawaii, then none of the restrictions matter if the owner doesn't fall in one of the prohibited groups, huh?

There is nothing in the bill/law that prevents a US tourist from bringing an EG with them, unless they are a felon, under 21, and stuff like that.

I dont remember about non US citizen or resident alien posession.

There is also no registration, yet..........

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Off Topic / Re: Joe Biden is smart
« on: December 04, 2021, 09:30:26 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Which Electric Gun Are You Going To Buy?
« on: December 04, 2021, 09:06:44 PM »
It would be easy enough to provide a copy of the training certificate to mainland sellers to show that you are legal to own.

Of course, that requires rational reasoning and common sense.   :crazy:
The training is for the sellers to complete so they can sell an electric gun in hawaii. No training is required for the buyers (u and I).

And the sellers must also keep a record of all buyers for 5 years, do a background check on all buyers, informal safety brief to each buyer and some other stuff i cant remember at the top of my head.

Compared to say NV. There are no seller requirements like the above. If a felon gets caught with an EG, its on them. Pretty much anyone can buy a EG in NV, brick mortor or online.

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Firearms and Accessories / Re: My Holster Experiences
« on: December 04, 2021, 07:55:41 PM »
I use this for ccw now. Elastic band. Helps when  sitting, mag isnt standing straight up and in the way. Plus 1 less thing to be IWB.

For OWB range, no really matter to me. Bladetech, estaac,etc...plate carrier has 1 gcode scorpion pistol mag.

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General Discussion / Re: Which Electric Gun Are You Going To Buy?
« on: December 04, 2021, 07:48:36 PM »;) here u go 16 bux shipped.

 Ive seen this model in person. A friend in washington had one in his car. I didnt zap myself but the crackle appears to be quite powerful. Very bright arc in the dark, and loud as hell. I was going to test it on myself, til i turned it on.

Not sure about how that stupid mandatory safety class works though. Especially with online purchases. What if u want a specific model that no one locally stocks?

No one knows how the mandatory safety class for sellers will work till they apply.

With the requirements for sellers, im gonna assume most online retailers wont bother. So we will be limited to what local stores sell.

Unless u go to the mainland and buy what ever u want. In vegas, u can order online and ship to your hotel and arrive 2 business days. Then bring it back or mail it to yourself.

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General Discussion / Re: Gun Locks
« on: December 04, 2021, 10:00:34 AM »
All safes have their limitations. Its difficult to stop a motivated individual, mental or criminal.

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Off Topic / Re: Joe Biden is not smart
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:09:03 PM »
feel free to start a "joe biden is smart" thread...

Besides initial 1st post of said thread, followed by 5 post of the word "bump". I don't foresee anything else being posted.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: My Holster Experiences
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:09:53 PM »

. So far the sweat has been wicked away from the leather by the t-shirt and not infiltrated it that I can tell. It still smells like good leather.

Ever smell a stink baseball glove?  Everyone else can smell it, except the user of the glove.

Why the 365XL and not just a 365?  Figure for pocket carry, the smaller the better.
Hawaii Defense Foundation / Re: notice- DECEMBER 2021 range day
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:06:12 PM »
Like at 11:30pm when most people are sleeping and wake up after 8am on Saturdays.
Off Topic / Re: Joe Biden is not smart
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:05:15 PM »
Why all the hate for biden?

Read the thread from page 1.
Democrats Mocked After Bragging About Gas Prices Going Down 2 Cents

They don't have high standards.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: My Holster Experiences
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:50:49 AM »
Forgot to add, I only have 1 pistol.  And now that I'm looking to get a 2nd one (1911), holster options was also a factor.  Since it would be strictly OWB, I like to have the hood (foreskin).  So certain 1911 models, Safariland didn't make hoods.  I do not want to buy 5 holsters again.  Buy once, cry one.  I now understand this saying.  Which Inspector mentioned in his first post or so. Spend the money and don't go cheap.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: My Holster Experiences
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:38:26 AM »
I learned something from your post today. 

You learned that CMO has no focus, thus 5 holsters.

I have nothing really to add to my XP cause when I do carry, it's only for a week (vacation).  So carrying for that little amount of time, you can even ccw a full size 1911 and just deal with it.

But here's my little XP:

Carry strictly in Vegas

1) I carry IWB Kydex because when gambling, I lean forward on the table. So if I carried at 4-5oclock, I would be printing.  Plus when walking shoulder to shoulder on the strip in a crowd, I want control of the pistol in front of me.

2) When I go off strip, I switch to 4-5 oclock.

3) I wear a Hanes tank top (tucked in) under my t-shirt. Because when drawing from IWB with 1 hand, this allows the shirt to stick to the Hanes tank and stay up (clear the guns grip), which allows me to clear the shirt from the gun.  Without a tank on, the t-shirt drops very quickly and sometimes gets wrapped on the grip of the pistol if I'm not fast enough.  So transfer this issue to drawing from a different position or under stress. The tank also helps with sweat build up (kydex holster) and rubbing rash. But it is a pain in the a$$ when I have to take a dump, which is about 3x a day (high protein diet).  Gotta tuck the tank back in after each session. IDK if a leather holster would cause sweat, but if it does, now it absorbs the sweat and can probably smell if not cleaned. Kydex doesn't absorb sweat.

4) I carry my VP9, it's a bigger gun, but see above about just dealing with it for 1 week.  If I carried daily, I would get something smaller.  Good thing kydex can make any holster now.

5) WML when carrying IWB rubs against the boto.  So this can be either good or bad, depends on how sukebe you are. It's actually the holster that's rubbing the boto, not the light. The WML causes a protrusion.

6) When taking a dump, I don't leave the gun on the TP holder, Its in my underwear. Don't want to leave the pistol behind by mistake. If I leave the holster on the belt, due to the weight, it will fall over (top heavy) and hit the dirty bathroom floor. So I find it easier to unholster. See below pic.  I can imagine a leather or cloth holster absorbing any liquids on the restroom floor too. Kydex is easy to clean.

7) See pic below, how the screws are in lower.  This causes the grip to be higher on my appendix.  At this height, the end of the holster is just above where the boto begins.  With it lower, it's covering the base of the boto and rubbing.  See also above separate WML issue, but nothing to solve this since I hang to the right naturally.  So like Inspector mentioned, Kydex is more modular than leather. Not only height stuff, but cant as well, or if you want to add a claw, etc...

General Discussion / Re: Oxford High school shooting.
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:22:26 AM »
This part is worrysome

"Charges were filed, in part, to “send a message that gun owners have a responsibility,” she said. “Four kids were murdered and seven more injured. So yes, I think we should all be very angry and we should take a very hard look at what is in place in terms of criminal responsibility and what gun owners are required to do.”"

More politics being added as to who the parents support (Trump).  Interesting how many active shooters are registered democrats, but yahoo and like dont mention that part. It takes independent journalism.

"Why didn't they take the child home after the meeting?".  Was he suspended, if he wasn't, then there is no need for him to be taken home.

Also no mention if this is the parents only gun.
Off Topic / Re: Comedians we would have lost in today’s world
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:10:31 AM »
I watched Murphy's and Priors stand up from the 80's recently and wow.  The left would have them fired, banned from venues, and they would have to make a public apology.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: My Holster Experiences
« on: December 03, 2021, 10:19:28 AM »
Buying a holster is more difficult than buying a bra. I make this statement based on hours of shopping with my wife at the Ala Moana mall. When you buy the wrong holster, you normally cannot return it. When I ordered two Safariland holsters for the Glock 19, I thought they were different enough to warrant getting one with waist attachments and one without. Both could be configured for OWB carry, so they were identical functionally. This meant that I bought two holsters when one would have been satisfactory. Then I realized that either I am a poor shot or I need a flashlight and laser beam to improve my aim. This requires a brand new holster, rendering the first two, useless. Trying not to make the same mistake with the Sig P365 XL. This was ordered with a Sig Romeo red dot sight, which comes with an outer protector. I will bet you that when I finally order a holster for that small gun, the fit will be off. Obviously, if the Young vs. Hawaii case turns out in our favor, this will create another wrinkle (CCW) in the process of selecting a holster.

I have a bunch of other handguns in the ordering pipeline. They have top, bottom, or both types of rails. The ones with the long rails have at least two mounting locations for the optics. This forces me to wait until I determine the spot that is most balanced. This further delays the process of getting a holster.

We need a list of vendors whose choices are not limited to one or two types of optics, or one barrel length. Not all guns are sized like Jayne Mansfield or Audrey Hepburn. I need a holster maker who uses real handguns, not blueprints based on rough estimates, when they craft their holsters.

Sorry Inspector, don't mean to highjack the thread.

Everyone has this issue. I only have 1 handgun and like 5 holsters.

1) 1st holster was a Serpa, got it at the gun store when I picked up the gun. Was a total noob at this time.
2) Learned many places don't allow them to be used. So I bought a drop leg G-code with hood
3) Got a CCW Kydex holster
4) Added a light to the VP9, so got another OWB holster from FalTac Unlimited. G-code doesn't make a hood holster with a WML.  I use the RTI clip so I don't need an entire new drop leg system.
5) Got a new CCW Kydex due to the WML being added
6) Tried the FalTac and didn't like it. Went with Safariland.  And again, used the G-Code RTI system, so another entire drop leg wasn't needed, just the holster.

THis is why I also refuse to add a RDS on my VP9. Because I will need 2 new holsters (OWB/IWB). So when I do decide to RDS, I'm just gonna buy another gun.

I prefer drop leg because my plate carrier which has side plates get in the way for a hip holster.  This and my body type make it difficult. It's not impossible,just awkward to get to.  So a drop leg is much easier for me.

I didn't learn this either at home dry firing or from YT.  It took getting reps in at the range and taking a skill builder to figure out what I prefer.  And as a noob, I had nothing to compare to.   But I have more reps and XP. So when I ordered my 1911, I know which holster to get.  So 1 and done for the 1911.

Example is my FalTac holster with hood. When seated or prone, I cannot disengage the hood.  Which is a major problem.  I didn't realize this because when standing up, there is no issue.  My G-code also had no issue doing this, so I was unaware it was a problem, until I tried with the FalTac.. IIRC it was DRCK that mentioned to try it, so in reality, he saved me.  Because if I had to draw my pistol prone or seated, I would be unable to with that FalTac holster.   So I had to buy a Safariland one instead, which does work when seated or prone.
Legal and Activism / Re: Question about HRS 134-25
« on: December 03, 2021, 10:11:33 AM »
Hence the advice on having insurance to cover legal costs.

Rittenhouse is probably wishing he had it, too.   :geekdanc:

I wonder if someone under 18 could buy it?  I'm pretty sure his GFM or like donations covered everything, just a guess.

I had a friend at 17 (graduated high school already) try to buy  a car. Dealership told him he needs to be 18.
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