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  1. Try a magnetic door seal. Break a piece of galvanized sheet metal into an "L" shape ,you will need 4 pieces. Add 4 strips of wood to picture frame the opening so they become door stops. Recess the stops to allow for the thickness of the magnetic seal. Go to Home Depot etc. buy a magnetic door seal kit, used for metal exterior doors, and attach it to the back of the door.The gaps around the door is where they will get in. The magnetic seal on the exterior door for a house stops air infiltration. If it keeps cold and heat out of a house it should help to keep spiders out as well.
  2. Copy and pasted from The NY Times, with a link . http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/sunday-review/the-assault-weapon-myth.html?_r=0 The Assault Weapon Myth By LOIS BECKETT SEPT. 12, 2014 Photo CreditCleon Peterson Continue reading the main storyShare This PageEMAIL FACEBOOK TWITTER SAVE MORE Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story This story is included with an NYT Opinion subscription. Learn more » Continue reading the main story OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban. But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference. It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do. In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows. The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media’s obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle. This, in turn, obscures some grim truths about who is really dying from gunshots. Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males. It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” America was then suffering from a spike in gun crime and it seemed like a problem threatening everyone. Gun murders each year had been climbing: 11,000, then 13,000, then 17,000. Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals, and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets. This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban. Handguns were used in more than 80 percent of murders each year, but gun control advocates had failed to interest enough of the public in a handgun ban. Handguns were the weapons most likely to kill you, but they were associated by the public with self-defense. (In 2008, the Supreme Court said there was a constitutional right to keep a loaded handgun at home for self-defense.) Banning sales of military-style weapons resonated with both legislators and the public: Civilians did not need to own guns designed for use in war zones. On Sept. 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the law allowed those who already owned these guns — an estimated 1.5 million of them — to keep their weapons. The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study found no proof that it had contributed to the decline. Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story Continue reading the main story The ban did reduce the number of assault weapons recovered by local police, to 1 percent from roughly 2 percent. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” a Department of Justice-funded evaluation concluded. Still, the majority of Americans continued to support a ban on assault weapons. One reason: The use of these weapons may be rare over all, but they’re used frequently in the gun violence that gets the most media coverage, mass shootings. The criminologist James Alan Fox at Northeastern University estimates that there have been an average of 100 victims killed each year in mass shootings over the past three decades. That’s less than 1 percent of gun homicide victims. But these acts of violence in schools and movie theaters have come to define the problem of gun violence in America. Most Americans do not know that gun homicides have decreased by 49 percent since 1993 as violent crime also fell, though rates of gun homicide in the United States are still much higher than those in other developed nations. A Pew survey conducted after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., found that 56 percent of Americans believed wrongly that the rate of gun crime was higher than it was 20 years ago. Even as homicide rates have held steady or declined for most Americans over the last decade, for black men the rate has sometimes risen. But it took a handful of mass shootings in 2012 to put gun control back on Congress’s agenda. AFTER Sandy Hook, President Obama introduced an initiative to reduce gun violence. He laid out a litany of tragedies: the children of Newtown, the moviegoers of Aurora, Colo. But he did not mention gun violence among black men. To be fair, the president’s first legislative priority after Sandy Hook was universal background checks, a measure that might have shrunk the market for illegal guns used in many urban shootings. But Republicans in Congress killed that effort. The next proposal on his list was reinstating and “strengthening” bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It also went nowhere. “We spent a whole bunch of time and a whole bunch of political capital yelling and screaming about assault weapons,” Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu of New Orleans said. He called it a “zero sum political fight about a symbolic weapon.” Mr. Landrieu and Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia are founders of Cities United, a network of mayors trying to prevent the deaths of young black men. “This is not just a gun issue, this is an unemployment issue, it’s a poverty issue, it’s a family issue, it’s a culture of violence issue,” Mr. Landrieu said. More than 20 years of research funded by the Justice Department has found that programs to target high-risk people or places, rather than targeting certain kinds of guns, can reduce gun violence. David M. Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, argues that the issue of gun violence can seem enormous and intractable without first addressing poverty or drugs. A closer look at the social networks of neighborhoods most afflicted, he says, often shows that only a small number of men drive most of the violence. Identify them and change their behavior, and it’s possible to have an immediate impact. Working with Professor Kennedy, and building on successes in other cities, New Orleans is now identifying the young men most at risk and intervening to help them get jobs. How well this strategy will work in the long term remains to be seen. But it’s an approach based on an honest assessment of the real numbers.
  3. I looked at this vise a few months ago. The vice looks good but, I could only find negative reviews. This review is from a guy who bought it from Cheaper Than Dirt. Here's the link: http://www.cheaperth...-1.html#Reviews Wow. What a piece of crap Reviewer: Jsteel 10/19/2010 I just got this thing in the mail. It comes with a nice little set of instructions and a DVD with an instructional video on it. I break it all open and I'm putting it together and one of the vises freeze up, completely. The plastic parts are a cheaper plastic and will probably break if I can even get this piece of garbage to work. This "Univerisal" vise, is made from weak metals that bend without any resistance. Don't buy it guys, don't buy
  4. WOW one of the best ideas I've seen posted in a while.
  5. Hey Doug , I'd like 4 more. I think I still have your e-mail info, Pay-Pal still ok?
  6. I think DJ meant to tell you to contact Cobra's Customs, Shannon is a business member here, he's good friends with Nathan and can answer any question you have .
  7. Interesting article in The Times today. Some big names mentioned of people in NY who own guns, and some with CCW permits. Robert Deniro, Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Howard Stern and more. Here's the link: Among New York's Famous, Licenses to Be Armed - NYTimes.com
  8. It's a sliding table top,there is a video following the original that explains how it works but I can't get the link to work.
  9. Just listened to a radio interview about this new show on Discovery Channel. The Discovery Channel seems to have several great shows, Sons Of Guns now this. Here's a synopsis from their site: "KIDNAP & RESCUE is a provocative new series about kidnapping and the rescuers with the courage to go where no one else can - risking violent reprisal to reclaim innocent victims, inside our borders and beyond. Whether it's a high-profile executive being held for ransom, a child sold overseas or a DEA agent taken by a vengeful cartel, the hope of every victim lies in the hands of the few with the training and dedication to bring them home. KIDNAP & RESCUE, premiering January 29, 2011,"
  10. I have two of the AimShot LS 8100 green lasers. These are military grade, the ambient light that is spread from using these indoors will light a room with sufficient light you can see clearly, yet doesn't effect your night vision. Just check their site, I don't want to link to it. I don't know if it would violate posting rules.
  11. Some great pictures posted, unfortunately just not enough. The museum was built in Izhevsk city in 2004. It contains not only Mikhail Kalashnikov's "works" but also other arms that have been produced in this city for the last 200 years. Here's the link: http://englishrussia...shnikov-museum/ Added link to more pics: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2006/08/21/ak-47-kalashnikov-museum/
  12. I received my R-1 yesterday. It's definitely worth the money. I had an e-mail correspondence with Keith Weaver Commercial Customer Service rep. I had some questions about the R-1 vs H-1. The R-1 is now discontinued. Some of the information he sent me. " the only difference between the H-1 and R-1 is the finish. Aimpoint, Inc. may decide to discontinue an item for different reasons. No product is ever discontinued due to any sort of design or manufacturing defect. Such product would never be released for sale in any capacity. All discontinued Aimpoint products are 100% up to our standards.I asked about a few reviews that addressed mounting issues. His response was:I have heard of a few cases of the base not tightening up on a few rails, probably due to an out of spec rail. If you have any issues with that you can always call John Enloe, our warranty service manager at 703-263-9795 x223. The Micro R-1 is compatible with the 3X Magnifier. The Micro R-1 can withstand any recoil you can give it. .460/500 S&W Magnum, .308/7.62x51mm, 12ga., .460 Weatherby Magnum, etc. all no problem. The 10 year warranty is still honored on discontinued items. "
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