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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what is a HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE?
    A magazine that can hold more ammunition than a low capacity magazine can hold.

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what is a HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE?
    Any magazine capacity which scares folks - typically those which can hold over 7 to 10 rounds. It's much like the big gulp ban law - they don't care how many "regular" servings of soda pop you buy (or possess) at one time, but wish to ban buying one "too big" serving. It's for your own good, after all.
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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Go to a licensed gun store, as I do. I own 2 weapons for home defense: a 12-gauge pump & a .22 Magnum S&W snub nose revolver which I keep in my night table drawer. No little ones to worry about. Both weapons are for home defense. The small gauge of the revolver are to minimize collateral damage if a round should miss & wind up inside the house next door.
    I avoid gun stores when buying my firearms. It should not require background checks to exercise a constitutionally-protected individual right.

    While a 12-guage pump-action shotgun (particularly the pump-action) is a fine choice for self-defense, I would not advise using your .22 revolver for that purpose. Unless you are defending yourself against small children or animals under ~100 pounds, I would not recommend using such a pathetically under-powered round, because it will offer you very little protection.

    Against a 6'-0", 200 pound male human, nothing less than 0.32 cal. or 9mm in a revolver. Even then you need to double-tap. Ideally, .40 cal. or 10mm or larger would be the right size and have enough stopping power for an adult human male. You want to have the right tool for the job, and a rim-fire .22 cal. snub-nosed revolver just isn't going to cut it.

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    There is nothing wrong with this picture. They have been using schools for gun shows for decades, not just the NRA either. There are at least three different gun shows during the year at the nearest public school where I live (none of them sponsored by the NRA).

    The NRA is relatively new to defending the Second Amendment. Before around 1989 the NRA was not pro-Second Amendment. In fact, they were so anti-Second Amendment that Gun Owners of America was created during the 1970s in protest against the NRA.

    I strongly support promoting gun ownership, particularly among women.

    I dropped my membership when they supported the Brady bill.

    Now that they are just a Russian/Republican lobby group I have no time for them...

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    A magazine that can hold more ammunition than a low capacity magazine can hold.

    In other words a jamming mag...

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What the NRA is doing is precisely that - using raffle funds to allow prize winners to go to a licensed gun store (FFL dealer) and collect their prizes. Just as motorcycle clubs offer motorcycle gear as raffle prizes and sports clubs offer sports gear as raffle prizes, gun clubs offer gun gear as raffle prizes.

    Agreed, I cut ties with the NRA decades ago, however in my opinion they did nothing wrong here..

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what is a HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE?
    Ever see the old Computer Shopper magazines from a couple decades ago? Now THAT was a high capacity magazine!
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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    I avoid gun stores when buying my firearms. It should not require background checks to exercise a constitutionally-protected individual right.

    While a 12-guage pump-action shotgun (particularly the pump-action) is a fine choice for self-defense, I would not advise using your .22 revolver for that purpose. Unless you are defending yourself against small children or animals under ~100 pounds, I would not recommend using such a pathetically under-powered round, because it will offer you very little protection.

    Against a 6'-0", 200 pound male human, nothing less than 0.32 cal. or 9mm in a revolver. Even then you need to double-tap. Ideally, .40 cal. or 10mm or larger would be the right size and have enough stopping power for an adult human male. You want to have the right tool for the job, and a rim-fire .22 cal. snub-nosed revolver just isn't going to cut it.
    I disagree, in my time as a on farm butcher I have seen many cattle between 1500 and 2000 lbs dropped with one well placed shot from a .22 mag...

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by GDViking View Post
    I dropped my membership when they supported the Brady bill.

    Now that they are just a Russian/Republican lobby group I have no time for them...
    I became an NRA Life Member in 1989, after California enacted their illegal retroactive gun ban. I have been on the NRA-ILA Steering Committee in Alaska since I moved to the State in 1991. I have also been a member of Gun Owners of America since I first learned of their existence in 1980. I first started hunting in 1962 and have been a big proponent of the Second Amendment ever since.

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    Re: NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by GDViking View Post
    Agreed, I cut ties with the NRA decades ago, however in my opinion they did nothing wrong here..
    As did I when the NRA decided to support CCW, CHL and LTC policies allowing states to initiate constitutional rights rental agreements, especially if they included mandatory NRA "gun safety" courses as a prerequisite.
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