I am the extremist your Government warned you about....
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Are the police in the UK that inept? Or are there that many "Lone wolves"? Or what?
And it is, again, just a matter of time until this sort of thing happens with bigger vehicles (again) with a greater loss of life (again).
So far, it hasn't happened here. in the US....yet. I think it is because, legal or not, our immigrants HAVE to assimilate (even just a bit) and we don't make it easy...so only the smart ones get into this country...and smart people don't waste themselves killing or injuring only a few people....
So we had a Hunter Ed class at the range on Saturday.
"Twas good. The Indiana DNR gives us the materials and a class outline and allows us some leeway to teach.
Kids were attentive, interested, and pretty motivated. We instructors like that.
And, afterwards, had a man who was there with his son, come up and offer our Lead Instructor 5 (five) $100 bills as a donation,...because "I've taken this class over the years with all of my kids, and this was the best and most intereting".
22 attendees, and 22 who passed the test and got their cards issued by the Indiana DNR.
Hopefully 22 more informed kids who will be better, safer, more ethical hunters.
And it is, of course, ALL WHITE PEOPLE'S fault.
Even though, it isn't white people that are doing the shootings, nor white people that are the victims. over a hundred thousand young people (white) attended the Lollapalooza concert....and yet there were no shooting (and almost no arrests!) at that concert...over 3 days....
And it isn't white people in those communities that "Didn't see Nothin' " and who fail to cooperate when questioned about what they saw.... ,nor is it whites who believe that the police are the enemy (Because they enforce laws and arrest black people when they break those laws) and who won't help fix the problem. Who protest every time the police DO try to stop the violence and enforce the laws.
But is IS non whites who insist that they need more of those hated police (right now, anyway) to stop the shootings...And it is whites (especially wealthy ones) who are blamed for the failures of the non-white communities.
Odd, that. No one is willing to look at the real problem...culture of black urban peoples.
Yeah, pointing this out makes me a racist in many people's eyes..... I no longer care.
Thing is, I've had these files for YEARS. (And, I am told by folks that I know (REALLY REALLY well ...Like all my life, IYKWIM) that this blueprint makes for a functional AR receiver. (I have one set of prints that supposedly will accommodate an M-16 fire group, and the dimensions for those parts too, but I've never tried them.)
HERE ...available on the Internet for everyone to see..... (ETA: this is made from stacked sheet metal plates. all you need to do is cut them and drill them. Precision, yes, but average Joe garage level work)
And that receiver is, of course, unserialized....a "Ghost Gun"as it were.
I also have blueprints for a Sten gun (never made one, that would be a fully auto one and I'm not gonna go to jail) although I am reliably informed by others that those prints make a functional firearm)....
Of course, several DNC led cities in Califronia, and other larger cities around the US(also led by Democrats) can't seem to understand that failure means...failure.....are gonna make it work, if they Just Try Harder....
'Cause if there is one thing the Democrats seem to do well, it is to throw more money at a failed concept....."Beat that dead mule until it starts moving"....Especially when they can use someone else's money....
So I flew an Arrow for the first time Wed. 'Twas a different experience.
Now, previously I had flown Cessna products.
But I wanted to get my Complex endorsement, and this is the only plane at the flight school with retractable gear and a constant speed prop.
Now, learning the systems isn't that hard. Nothing too complicated about any of the systems, really. Gear is pretty straightforward, as is the propeller and its's controller.... (apparently, some folks have a hard time figuring out the prop?....It is pretty simple,and works like every other governor I have seen, except the prop is controlled instead of a throttle).
Thing is, Pipers are VERY different from Cessnas.....I'd rather have flown (and landed) a Warrior or something first, rather than the (relatively) massive change to the Arrow and learning how to control all those systems as well as learning to land in an aircraft with an entirely different approach profile.
I'd have cancelled this lesson except that they are very busy at the school, and getting a time slot is difficult enough right now....So I took it, even though my mind wasn't really where it needed to be. I probably should not have flown, but I did alright. Plus I had an instructor to keep me out of trouble and coach me...
All told, I did OK. 3 landings, and really, once one gets used to the different attitude on approach, it wasn't that hard....Although it is easy to get behind the aircraft when one is not used to the different checklist.