null and void
Since Jun 23, 2001

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About my screen name:
I chose this handle on TOS (the You People lingo for when I joined during the shocking abuse of Elián González by the clinton administration. I felt, and still believe they were trying to render the Constitution "null and void".

The name is a protest against the sacrifice of innocents.

About me:
I described myself best in a post to a site pest:

to: [the site pest]

Who me? I'm a hard core card carrying member of the Libertarian Party. I love the constitution, this country (not fond of the government, though), and it's hard working citizens. I hate leaches, cheats, and most politicians. I have a special black place in my heart for elitist hypocrites, and an even darker place for those who abuse authority. I believe in a strong defense, free enterprise, and friendly relations with neighbors. I believe stupidity should hurt. Those who won't (as opposed to can't) work should starve. I don't do drugs, but I believe they should all be legal, in a few generations the genetic weakness associated with drug abuse will be greatly reduced. I'm not gay or bi, but I believe such behavior is a private matter between consenting ADULTS. People who molest children should be neutered as a minimum punishment. Every child should be a wanted child, I would not want to inflict a mother who would abort a child on that child. If a woman wants an abortion she should be able to get one, as part of the sterilization procedure. I favor a tax free society, but could live with an absolutely flat low tax. I don't give a d^mn about the color of someone’s hair, their religion, where their ancestors come from (far enough back, we're all from Africa). I do care about their honesty, their character, and their integrity.

I could go on, but enough about me...

101 Posted on 07/11/2001 17:45:08 PDT by null and void


I'm no longer a Card Carrying Libertarian.

How to handle 'Critical Mass' bicyclers, My experience at Bio 2004:
To: liberallyconservative

Oh, OK...

After moving less than half a block in 20 minutes (one block away from from Moscone), a bunch of bicyclists started riding between the cars, leader with a bull horn, shouting something about taking over the streets.

He had the horn pointed back wards so I didn't hear him coming. Durn! he got away!

However, I popped my door open in front of the third or so cyclist in the string. (I did look first to make sure he had room to stop).

He screams "You effin' clymer!!!" (OK, I cleaned it up a little, so sue me...)

I looked up smiled sweetly and said "That makes two of us..."

Totally messed them up. They had to stop and regroup. His buds split leaving him with two young "ladies" to protect him from the mean man in the car. Boo fricking hoo

I closed the door and he started to pass by and continued to berate me. When he was adjacent to the door I popped it open at him, not to hit him, but to persuade him to move along.

He darn near fell off his bike trying to dodge me.

"We're going to call 911!!!"

"Don't bother, I'll call for you" which I did. (The line was busy)

He and the two chicks decided that it was past their collective bedtimes or something and split.

Felt GOOD...

3,573 posted on 06/08/2004 5:57:17 PM PDT by null and void (In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is clearly delusional - He's SEEING things...)

What exactly do you want the Media to say about Islam?
To: Selkie

"Please come out and be blunt then. What exactly do you want the Media to say about Islam ?"
I want them to call CAIR liars and hypocrites. I want them to make fun of them and question their intelligence and their manhood. I want the media to make them a laughingstock. I want the media to call them crybabies and point out the atrocities committed by Muslims worldwide. I want an end to PC and I want an aggressive psychological response to the inanities of Muslim spokesmen.
When an Imam calls all Danish women whores, I want the media to pounce on him, to expose his sexual insecurity, and show him as a small man that no one would want to emulate. I want the media to be tougher on Bin Laden than they are on Jerry Falwell; or, maybe for starters, half as tough. I want the David Gregory's of the world to get their fingers out of their assholes and decide whose side their really on.
I want the media to attack Islamic spokesmen in the language of Islam, if possible, and to write editorials denouncing the freakish mothers like those shown in your pics. I want the media to say, bluntly: "Is Islam a sick religion in which mothers strap bombs to their children to send them to heaven? If this is Islam, we don't want it on our shores." We need to be aggressive and put Islam on the defensive, to force them to condemn atrocities or be left speechless.
That's what I want.
2,257 posted on 07/21/2005 12:42:41 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle

To: wagglebee

Here's the deal:

The government already has utterly unbelievable capabilities that it is not talking about. One of those capabilities is mind-reading. The public is being gradually acclimated to ultimately accept a society where (for example) you can be watched continually wherever you go, and your very thoughts read. There is an army of imposters on FreeRepublic with completely phony profiles whose job it is to post articles and start discussions that will serve to acclimate people to ultimately accept these monstrous new technologies. One of the things these people do is post article after article about gruesome sex crimes. If you read Wagglebee's remarks in this thread, it asserts that everyone eventually acts on their thoughts. Is that true? Have you ever thought about beating the crap out of someone? Did you act on it? Have you ever had inappropriate sexual thoughts? Did you act on them? (and no, I'm not talking about pedophilia.) The group wagglebee is working for needs to acclimate society to the idea of people's thoughts being read.

Remember GW's words:

"Our enemies never stop thinking of ways to harm the American People, and neither do we."

The Beast is here.

The desecration of the temple in Biblical prophecy is talking about mind-reading, and other monstrous technologies in which those in power have direct access to peoples minds, remotely.

This is NOT science fiction. It is REALITY.

21 posted on 08/14/2005 1:14:12 PM PDT by Any Last Words?

On Rebuilding New Orleans:
I advocate is turning New Orleans into a giant debris disposal facility.

Because of it's location at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi, it is ideally located to accept debris from the entire Mississippi basin and Gulf Coast.

Fill in the entire Crescent City area with enough construction debris, mine tailings, dredging debris, slag, and fly ash to build it up to 30 feet above sea level.

Cover it with 10 feet of dirt, incorporating underground utility grids, a few feet of topsoil, and rebuild on top of that.

Tel New Orleans would become the South's new 'Shining City on a Hill'.

Fund the entire project with fair market rate disposal fees.

On the end times:
Has the Biblical Goliath Been Found? ^
Posted by null and void to RHS in Fairfield
On News/Activism ^ 11/10/2005 7:07:40 AM PST · 54 of 114 ^

Which brings me to one of my hobby horses:

We already agree that our calendar is wrong, off by anywhere from 2 to 16 years, depending on who's doing the reckoning, and further in error because of the absence of a year zero.

The more fundamental point is that God did not intend us to mark His years by the birth of Jesus.

If He had intended this we would have a Biblical fixing of the date.

Further, the day of Jesus' birth is unremarkable as all men are born.

However, very few return from the dead, that event is remarkable, and it is the defining moment of Christianity, the very moment of proof that his sacrifice was not in vain. And the Bible gives a precise reference for when this happened!

Clearly this was the date the calendar was supposed to start!

For extra points, this makes our calendar off by anywhere from 17 to 30 years. That makes this something like Holy Year 1988 to Holy Year 1975, giving us anywhere from 12 to 25 years to get our affairs in order before the real end of the millennium...

On Islam:

Real Prophets climb mountains to be closer to God.
They don't crawl into caves to listen to the hissings of The Serpent.

On Abortion:

To: neverdem

Middle ground? Half aborted, half alive?

2 posted on 05/21/2007 8:05:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)

To: Jim Robinson

Middle ground? Half aborted, half alive?

Pretty much. Most of us are somewhere in the squishy middle.

We're all pretty certain that a baby is a human person, pretty sure that a swimming sperm cell and an unfertilized egg are not a human person.

What we don't know is when the product of Mr. Sperm and Ms. Egg's first date becomes a person. Is a single fertilized egg floating in the uterus a human person? Does it become a person when it survives it's first cell division? Does it become a person when it sticks to the uterine wall? (add a zillion small steps here) When it takes it's first breath?

I know the dividing line is in there somewhere!

I'm of the opinion that a body becomes a person when it picks up (is picked up by?) a soul.

That is a religious distinction, and is therefore beyond the purview of the Federal Government.

If I were in charge, what would I do? I suppose a "good" (whatever that means!) compromise would be to recognize that a woman who is willing to murder a potential baby probably isn't going to be all that great a mother. You can have an abortion at any time during a pregnancy, BUT you must be permanently sterilized as part of the procedure.

It puts the decision in a clearer perspective...

48 posted on 05/22/2007 8:11:15 AM PDT by null and void (Carter calling Bush worst president in U.S. history is like Michael Moore calling Ann Coulter fat...)

On the Spanish Inquisition:
After 700 years of islamic domination, the only ruling model the Spaniards had any real experience with was sharia law, with massive day to day brutality against any minor transgression being regarded as normal, proper and in obedience to their pig god’s law.

The Spanish Inquisition was built on the ashes and rubble of islam. It couldn’t help but absorb some of the preceding practices.

The tortures that islam enthusiastically embraced as wholesome family fun, and indeed, still embrace at places like Chop-Chop Plaza in Riyadh, that the Inquisition briefly held have since been viewed as a horrible anomaly in Christian history.

We are ashamed of what Christians did after 700 years of oppression.

møøslimbs are not only proud of sharia law, but think it would be simply wonderful, if they could impose it on the whole world.

Welcome to FR...:
I thought this was very well put:

To: mrsjeades

Welcome to FR. Hope you’ll stick around beyond this story. The best thing about this forum is the huge web of on-the-ground reporters like you, providing information that hasn’t been sanitized by the mainstream media outlets. Debates can get a little rough-and-tumble around here, but don’t let it scare you off.

67 posted on 10/07/2007 11:47:09 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker

More on islam:
To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Islam’s greatest triumph against the West wasn’t the destruction of the World Trade Center.

It was learning how to harness our vulnerability to accusations of racism and prejudice in such a way that we turn a blind eye to even the most profound and egregious of human contagion...The unchecked spread of a “faith” that spreads like a virus: It penetrates a healthy population and turns it upon itself. A doctrine of absolutes, tolerating no rivals or peers, there is no lie too great, no act so vile, no victim too innocent to stand in its way.

These zealots will be our undoing. Not because they are armed with Allah’s might, or because they are imbued with any virtue, but rather because all they require to prevail is that good men stand by and do nothing to stop them.

30 posted on 11/30/2007 8:02:13 AM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)

Source: Here

On the difference between Obama and Hillary!™:
To: Domandred; F15Eagle

Obama is preferable because his opponent is coming to the end of a thirty-year plan to seize power and rule with an iron fist. There are literally thousands of regulators-in-waiting and judges-in-waiting, hand picked by Her Thighness, ready to overturn 220 years of Constitutional government and rule like Stalinists.

I have no illusions about Senator Obama - his ideas are every bit as bad as hers.

But he is not at the head of a revolutionary long-term project with international connections and thousands of ready-to-go commissars. She is.

If Obama is elected, powerful countervailing forces will oppose him and his own inexperience and probable incompetence will limit the damage. The President, alone, is not a dictator.

Hillary’s administration-in-waiting is a clear and present danger to the republic. Young Senator Obama, IMO, is not.

92 posted on 02/10/2008 3:47:26 PM PST by Jim Noble (Look out kid, they keep it all hid)

Source: here

On Modern Science and technology:
To: 2ndDivisionVet

This scientist has failed to recognize that liberals
only want symbolic solutions to metaphorical problems,
not real solutions to real problems.

The liberals appreciate the advance notice, however,
so that they can outlaw his technology.

Now, if his tech had exacerbated real problems,
while failing to be a symbolic solution to
metaphorical problems, that would be OK, as
long as there were non-liberal scapegoats to blame.
And that’s the way it is.

16 posted on 03/01/2008 4:32:09 PM PST by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)

Source: Here

On Unity and Bi-Partisanship:
The election is over,
The results are now known.
The will of the people
Has clearly been shown.
We should show by our thoughts
And our words and our deeds
That unity is now
What our country needs.
Let's all get together.
Let bitterness pass.
I'll hug the elephant,
You kiss my ass.

318 posted on Mon Nov 10 16:03:02 2008 by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
Original source here .

Quoted just because I thought it was excellent:
I have often noticed the US not mentioned in end time prophecies. Though a catastrophe such as you suggest could do it, in light of todays political developments, I see something else that could be.

It all stems on our next POTUS. He "claims" to be a Christian, and because of this simple claim, many have given him a blank pass, and follow him.

Lets look at his Christianity.

He is pro, extra pro abortion. Some might argue that one can be a christian and be so called pro choice. But we are talking about someone who wants babies who survive an abortion attempt, to be thrown out and left to die, because that was the mothers intent. Christ gathered children to himself. He elevated them. Obama calls them a punishment.

The Bible talks more about money than any other single subject.

Obama thinks everything should be distributed equally, more "fairly". The Bible tells us that material possessions are a gift or blessings from God. Blessings are a gift or response to us from God, for his love or how we live our lives.

Obama calls everyone "without" , "disadvantaged". And that everyone should have things equally. The Bible says, a person who doesn't work, shouldn't eat. The Bible commends diligence and prudence. That through hard work and wise planning wealth is acquired. Obama wants everything to be equal no matter work ethic or frugality. The Bible tells us that through wisdom and diligence that a person provides for his family, and that he leaves an inheritance for his children. Obama doesn't believe in an inheritance.

Obama TALKS charity and selflessness. His actions speak differently. Obama spends $100,000 on a personal botanical garden and gazebo. Meanwhile, he has a 1/2 brother living in a shack made of scraps, with a dirt floor, on $1 a month.

The Bible tells us that someone who doesn't provide for his own is less than an infadel.

Obama just took a vacation with his family in a house that cost $40,000 a week.

Lets take another approach on Obama's Christianity/religion. One, on tv with George Steppenopolus, Obama slips and says "my muslim faith", and had to be corrected by GS, after a large pregnant pause. I've been a christian for 40 years, I've never "slipped" and identified myself with anything other than Christ. Granted, Obama was "brought up" muslim, but his supposed conversion happened 20 years ago.

In the muslim faith, a person who converts to any other religion is supposed to be outright killed. That anyone who does this is to be honored. A conversion such as this is not casual, and their commitment to their new beliefs must be engrained. Obama's seems opposite of this.

Another view on Obama's religion. Lets look back at a muslim converting to Christianity. Muslim clerics world wide, who hate the great Satan, America, would be enraged that a "former" muslim would be POTUS. And yet the very opposite has happened. Muslims worldwide cheer that America will have its first muslim POTUS.

So after all this, it comes down to this. Because of Obama's extreme leftist background, I think Obama is out to literally destroy everything America has and has stood for the last 300-400 years. He outright stated that even if taxing the rich would actually hurt everybody, he'd still want to tax them "to be fair".

He claims transparency in his administration, and yet everything he does is the exact opposite. His COLB issue is number one. Instead of presenting it and removing doubt, he spends almost a million dollars to cover it up. Instead of openness, and removing doubt over his presidency, he has basically given the American people the bird.

He talks of the world, and world opinion. I think he will sell the US sovereignty to the UN. He hates the US' strength and supremacy. In his world of equality, the US irritates him.

The US has prospered because of its Christian values. And yet this very point is a thorn to Obama.

In short order, the US will not be the counterbalance to the evil in the world.

Lastly, in the MidEast. Ezekiel tells us of the coming war of Gog/Magog. A coalition of mainly Islamic nations and Russia will attack Israel. In this nobody defends Israel, and Israel does not/or is not able to defend itself. And yet the invading nations are utterly destroy. The Bible tells us that God himself defends Israel. That a great earthquake will shake the entire world. God will leave no doubt that he is the God of Israel. If the US were a strong ally to defend or deter an attack on Israel, it would not allow God to show his glory.

181 posted on 01/01/2009 3:10:44 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
On Pride and Honor:
to: Beagle8U

Today I am going to a BBQ/ welcome home party for my Marine Delta nephew that just got home after 3 tours in Iraq.

Tell him that because of people like him nully is no longer proud to be an American.

I have seen what they have done.

They utterly destroyed one of the world's largest and best trained standing armies in a matter of weeks. OK, that's what we expect from them.

What impressed me was how well they comported themselves after the military victory.

Everything from restoring some semblance of order, building schools, hospitals, sewage and water systems, inculcating a population with no history of freedom with some concept of a constitutional democracy.

Doing all this while dead-enders are doing their dead level best to destroy them and everything they stand for.

Doing this in 120° weather, while not having so much as a sip of water in honor of the local religious customs during ramadan.

Doing it with a smile for the children, a kind word for the women, and respect for the men.

No, nully is no longer proud to be an American.

nully is now deeply and profoundly humbled to be an American, and to be able to count himself as a countryman of such men and women.

762 Fri Jul 4 08:33:21 2008 by null and void

Source here

On Appeasement:
No man prevails when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails
And those that cried “appease, appease”
Are hung by those they tried to please.
~ Horace Mann

On evil and creativity:
To: kindred

The older I get the easier it becomes to identify evil simply through recognizing it’s inability to create. It must be a terrible curse to live with. Having only the power to destroy. A burning envy of the creator.

When the towers fell on 9/11 I could smell it all around me. Using an engineer to destroy what he could not build for himself, how clever. An entire failed culture driven mad with envy.

6 posted on Fri Sep 24 07:20:12 2010 by The Toll

Source here

Mind your p's and d's:
To: freekitty

The three p’s are required for politics
parasite, predator and perverted
as well as the three d’s
dishonest, decietful and dimwitted.
Combine all 6 and you have the main ingrediants to be a politician

52 posted on Mon Jun 6 09:56:46 2011 by winodog

Source here

A Warrior's Prayer
To: Tigen

I am an American Soldier...defender of freedom against tyranny

and when I enter the valley of death

and the angel of Satan appears at my shoulder

I will be resolute and fear no evil

And my Lord in heaven will guide my sword.

14 posted on Wed Jun 13 05:49:45 2012 by spokeshave

Source here

Nully's Modest Tax proposal:
1. Eliminate ALL corporate tax.
1a. Eliminate ALL depletion allowances and depreciation allowances.
2. Eliminate ALL current IRS regulations.
3. Set the individual tax rate at 10% regardless of income.
3a. Perquisites at taxed at 10% of cost.
3b. Withhold at the rate of 11%, to get a refund you have to file taxes, but there is no legal imperative to file.
4. Tax ALL money coming into the country at 0% (yes, ZERO%).
5. Tax ALL money leaving the country at 10%.

Source here

On 5th Columns:
Imagine 100,000 muslim jihadis here on H-1B, L-1, refugee and expired student visas working in power plants, fertilizer factories, refineries, chemical manufacturers, hospitals, utilities, dams, pharmaceutical formulators, web hub server farms, municipal water supply facilities, sewage treatment plants, meat packing and food processing plants, driving HazMat trucks...

Remember when the Vietcong took over Huế? They were able to round up every government official, march them all off into the jungle and kill every last one of them in one single night.

They knew exactly where they lived, who they visited, where they shopped and where they ate dinner, and when.

How you ask?

The cabbies had been providing the Vietcong daily reports on their every move for years in advance.

Soooo, where do most of the cabbies in your berg come from? In Washington DC, it's Somalia...

Just because we've forgotten the lessons of Huế and the lessons of the Sepoy Rebellion's "The Perfect Day" doesn't mean our enemies have.

Wiki seems mute on The Perfect Day. That information used to be readily available there. Now it's barely mentioned.

Source hereMap

On History:
To: sakic
Playing the Jewish version of the Race Card isn't helping your argument.

History may not repeat, but it certainly rhymes.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

75 posted on Mon Jan 27 08:11:49 2014 by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
On Rattlesnakes
To: 2ndDivisionVet

Subject: Rattlesnake Logic - Something the rest of us should think about

Rattlesnake Logic
As long as we insist on maintaining the “moral high ground”, we will
NEVER win the war on terrorism! We’re in a conflict which we
absolutely INSIST in playing by the rules - against a maniacal group
who have NO rules!

Rattlesnake Logic in dealing with terrorists.

After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to
determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what
America did to make these brothers so angry with us.

They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did
something so terrible.

The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals and
about why and how they can live among us and still hate us.

A Texan explained it:

Here in west Texas, I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us.

I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a
rattlesnake on the back porch.

I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway.

In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes
because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison.
I don’t stop to wonder WHY a rattlesnake will bite me; I know it WILL
bite me because it’s a rattlesnake and that’s what rattlesnakes do.

I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake or have a “meaningful
dialogue” with it. I just kill it.

I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way
to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me.

I just kill them.

I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other
snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me and (b) I already know they
live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the
next one.

I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a
non-poisonous rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I
accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake
at the time.

Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out
there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my
place of rattlesnakes.

Do I fear them? Not really. Do I respect what they can do to me and my
family? Yes!

And because of that respect, I give them the fair justice they
deserve. I kill them. As a country, we should start giving more
thought to the fact that these jihadists’ are telling the world their
goal is to kill Americans and destroy our way of life.

They have posted graphic videos on the internet showing them beheading
Americans. They are serious. They are exactly like rattlesnakes. It is
high time for us to start acting accordingly!

I love this country. It’s the government I’m afraid of! Why?
Look who’s new in the White House!

Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security

Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser

Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic
Conference (OIC)

Salam al-Marayati, Obama adviser and founder of the Muslim Public
Affairs Council and is its current executive director

Imam Mohamed Magid, Obama’s Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of
North America

Eboo Patel, Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

This is flat-out scary! The foxes are now officially living in the hen
house... Now ask me why I am very concerned! Do you feel OK with this?
How can this happen? - and when will we wake up? We are quiet while
our country is being drastically changed!

22 posted on 8/12/2015, 9:17:30 PM by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
n between 0 and 1.3 billion
To: Vn_survivor_67-68
There are 1.3 billion møøselimbs on the planet.

Our very survival requires that we kill n møøselimbs. Where n is a number between 0 and 1.3 billion. It is defined as the number necessary to kill for the remainder, 1,300,000,000-n to forswear violence as a means of religious debate.

WE don't set the value of n.

THEY set the value of n...

29 posted on 11/2/2007, 11:33:48 AM by null and void
The Left Needs Villains
The left needs villains.

They work on division, making someone or group appear evil to another helps them play off one person/group against another.

They need that distinction - good/bad thus becomes support/cancel.

Evil people are easy to de-humanize. Once they've achieved that, good people will support or at least ambivalently allow all kinds of bad things to happen to the "evil."

If they can't find them, they will create them by blowing up trivial issues into end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it if we don't DO SOMETHING! About this RIGHT NOW! (remember bakers? Remember wedding photographers? Remember statues?)

If they can't create them fast enough or convincingly enough today, they can go back through history because there have always been and always will be bad people. Some of the worst people today are even looking for other bad people in the history books right now...

The left needs this steady stream - not because they really want to do anything about it. Not because there are any lingering wrongs to correct. They merely want to keep training the sheeple "Look to us, your betters, we'll tell you who is good and who is evil!" It is merely ongoing conditioning. That is truly evil.

7 posted on 8/11/2021, 6:17:21 AM by ThunderSleeps (Biden/Harris - illegitimate and everyone knows it.)
On AR-15s
To: zeestephen
Musk is a brilliant man, but obviously he does not know everything.

So let me explain why I have an AR 15.

Why an assault weapon?

First it is not an assault weapon. It is a modern firearm.

Why do I want one?

For half the price of a conventional or old fashioned hunting rifle, I get a rifle that is more accurate.

It is much lighter, shorter and easier to carry. It is especially appreciated when climbing a ladder to a deer blind or walking through dense brush.

The older style rifle is very awkward to handle in a tight area, such as climbing a ladder or removing it from a car.

It is much easier to prevent dropping or scratching due to the pistol grip that gives the gun grabber chills.

Many a conventional rifle has misfired when dropped from a tree stand, some with fatal results.

Many have injured themselves when crawling through or under a fence.

All of the above much more easily and safely done with the AR series rifles.

No one needs a 30 round magazine? No, usually we don't. But it is a clean safe way to carry ammunition. A pocket full of loose ammo gets the ammo dirty, plus it is very uncomfortable.

And for those who hunt wild hogs or any other dangerous game such as bears, lots of ammo is a must. When such game is shot from a blind at a distance and the hunter has the opportunity to rest the rifle so as to get a very careful shot, one shot kills are relatively easy and frequent. It is another story when on foot out in the open and dangerous game is charging. Very few one shot kills take place when dangerous game is charging.

A wounded bear or wild hog presents an extreme danger and hunting ethics require the hunter to track down any game he has shot and that has run away wounded. And that is extremely dangerous if it is a hog or a bear.

The AR series are very easy to clean. Spare parts are low cost, easy to find and very easy to install.

If the hunter or home defender needs lights, bi-pods, special scopes or specially designed sights, the AR series will accommodate them with no special gunsmithing and can be installed in minutes. And there are countless variations of both available over the counter.

In short, the AR is the best general purpose rifle.

As for me, I teased my neighbor when he first showed up with an AR 15 to hunt deer. “Why do you want to hunt with that ugly thing when you have all of those beautiful rifles with walnut stocks….beautiful guns?”

And one day my daughter got me to buy one. A long story as to why, but she got me to buy one.

Now I have three simply because that first one was the best gun I ever owned.

Now my older conventional rifles with the walnut stocks are retired. Just like my neighbor's.

20 posted on 5/25/2022, 7:10:29 PM by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so bad that the federal government can not make worse.)