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The gun control argument rises again in the aftermath of Charleston, and again, we're hearing the same old tired, ineffective "solutions", surrounded by a blanket of claims that simply don't hold water.

Pat Toomey is willing to risk his conservative chops on this what appears to be purely emotional reasoning. I'm certain, even among the staunchest of gun rights advocates in this group, that we all recoil at the horrors of the insane acts of mass shooters like Dylan Roof. None of us wants the freedom of self-protection we enjoy in America to be compromised by these madmen, because it put those of us who are responsible gun owners in a constant defensive position. And don't think for a minute that there aren't people close to or at the top who would just love to confiscate every firearm in America.

As this story demonstrates, they frequently need to lie to get their message across. For example, there's this from the president himself:

...we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.

Really, Mr. President? How about: 

33 killed at a Chinese rail station by knife-wielding attackers in 2014:
http://goo.gl/q5TWft

The Charlie Hebdo shooting in January: https://goo.gl/2hM0SO

The 2011 Norway massacre by Anders Breivik, who single-handedly killed 77, many with legally-purchased weapons: https://goo.gl/b7PM4F

And we all agree that it would be wonderful to find an effective way to keep dangerous weapons (not just guns) from the hands of the insane. But this is a quest that is wrought with the dangers of trampling on the rights of people who might be classified as "mentally ill" while never being an actual threat to anyone. 

The other problem, of course, is determining if Dylan Roof was really mentally ill at all. Based on the anecdotal revelations of his family and friends, it seemed pretty clear that he made no secret of his hatred for black people (despite having a Facebook page that included black "friends" and apparently associating with black friends in real life) and that he spoke of his plans to carry out what he did. Why didn't this talk alarm anyone? Why didn't anybody call someone who might have helped?

Most importantly is the "gun control" response to this event. The fact is Dylan Roof and people in his family broke the existing gun laws in South Carolina, which allowed him to obtain his weapon. He had already been recently arrested on drug and trespassing charges  (and was known to use meth and prescription drugs by friends), clearly making him ineligible to obtain a gun legally in nearly every state. The gun he used in the shooting was gifted to him by his father after this arrest. By the law, this is a straw man purchase, also illegal in all states, especially if the gun is provided to someone under felony criminal charges.

In other words, people circumvented the very same laws put in place to stop Dylan Roof from buying a gun. And more "'gun control" laws will fix this in what way? 
If the two senators team up to tackle any facet of gun control, it would mark a significant shift in the political debate nearly a week after a nine people were killed at a Bible study group in downtown Charleston, S.C.
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Those of you complaining about not having been notified of the Lollipop OTA yet...you don't get it, do you? 

Google isn't made up of dummies. They know that by pushing an OTA to just a few devices, the rest of you will get impatient and will visit some site, download the OTA update file and sideload or flash it yourselves. How much time and bandwidth do you think Google doesn't have to use because of this?

This is why they have billions of dollars and we don't. 

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Hi my Nexus 5 has just asked me to update, "JOY". I'm in the UK
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Update: see my added notes below.

After recently dropping my Nexus 5 and cracking the screen, I decided to find something a bit better than the bumper wrap I already had. This is the I-Blason Armorbox case. Two pieces, wraps snugly around the phone, including a protective cover for the screen on the inner shell. The screen protector is clear and responsive, and the entire case is very light.

I've read about one issue with the case, even though I haven't experienced this yet. Each corner of the outer shell has a raised bumper. I've read that these bumpers can pop off after some use, but I would imagine a drop of super glue would hold them in place. Again, I haven't experienced this at all.

Also, I should mentioned that both the headphone jack and the USB jack are covered by a a flap that you have to pull out of the way to plug in (see the image on the right to see the flap on the USB port). They tuck back in when not in use, but if you really don't like them, cutting them off with a sharp knife would be pretty easy.

So far, I love this thing. I've been super careful just holding the phone since I got it back from the repair, so this nice cover makes me feel a lot better.

You can see more here, and they are discounted at Amazon.

http://www.i-blason.com/armorbox-dual-layer-hybrid-protective-case-for-google-nexus-5-by-lg.html
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+Zoltan Bihari +Niki Dimitrov If I'm in bed, and the phone rings, it's going to voice mail. Sorry. I'm in bed. ;-)
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Shaneen Allen Legal Defense Fund

Many in this community know the story of Shaneen Allen, the Philadelphia woman recently arrested in New Jersey for carrying her gun across the state line in violation of New Jersey's archaic anti-carry laws.

Ms. Allen has secured quality legal representation and a fund has been set up to help defray her legal expenses as New Jersey moves forward with an expected prosecution. The response has been incredible; the crowdfund site requested $25,000 for her expenses and people have reached out and nearly doubled that amount. The site will accept donations until October 14.

All Shaneen Allen wants to do is protect herself and her two small boys. She not only isn't a criminal, she's the antithesis of one: a hard-working single mom who legally obtained her weapon and her concealed carry permit and took lessons in how to safely use her gun. Some might argue that she should have known New Jersey law before venturing across the state line, but well-intentioned people make mistakes and don't face a mandatory three-year jail sentence. 

You can donate as little as a dollar. If you're a Second Amendment supporter and are tired of the Bloombergs and Moms Demand Action getting all the attention for their sexist attacks on gun rights, browse out there and donate a few dollars.
Funding for Shaneen Allen Legal Defense Fund
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+Joe Dougherty the three years is outrageous!-a fine,maybe even gun confiscation would be appropriate in a first offence case,but treating a law abiding citizen like a street gangster is not going to help anything...
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Need Advice for a Nexus 5 Issue

My Nexus 5 accidentally hit the floor this weekend and my screen is now cracked and in need of replacement (the device is still working fine). I can do the replacement myself and wanted to reach out to the community for advice on a supplier for the replacement screen. Quality is the key factor, and price would be important, as well. I'd be OK with paying a few bucks more to make sure I get a good quality replacement.

I await your advice.
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Sorry, folks, but the only thing "horrific" about this story is that the "victim" was stupid enough to clean a gun before checking to see if it was loaded. Maybe too many punches to the head?
Images have emerged of the UFC fighter who had to bow out of an upcoming fight after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.
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And he only hurt himself, and he is going to have to live with the consequences of his actions.

I don't see the problem here.
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So many movies on Netflix some good, some not so good.  - 
 
My wife Kelly and I just started The Killing. Great series so far. We needed to find something new after Bloodlines, which was freaking great.
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The Killing has some of the best acting I have ever witnessed IMHO. 
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Just got the Lollipop OTA. I like it a lot, but I don't like the Google Now Search widget on all my desktops. I know there used to be a way to configure this in KitKat. It's not a drag-and-remove widget, and I only want it off the main screen.

Any clue here?
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This is a great idea. I'd like to see more than the minimum 20,000 signatures. Go there now and sign, please.
 
Please sign my petition asking Congress to to create a Federal Conceal/Carry permit recognized in every state.
Given the increase in terrorist activities and the likelihood of continued attacks on US soil it is impossible for Law Enforcement to be available...
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We already have the Second Amendment, the rest of the scheme is all unlawful!
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The anti-gun groups are going to turn this story into an example of the "success" of California's harsh gun control laws. Since the boys, according to the story, we researching "bombs" and "sub-machine guns", their only source for such material (at least the "sub-machine gun") would have to be an illicit one. And bombs, as we all know, can pretty easily be constructed at home. 

That these kinds were stopped before they were able to do anything violent is a good thing and a feather in the cap of law enforcement. But don't let anti-gun groups hijack this for their own self-aggrandization. 
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Two teenage boys have been arrested after making specific plans to kill three staffers, then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school,...
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I guess FB is good for something. Ha!
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My Alien Gear Cloak Tuck IWB holster arrived yesterday. Here it is holding my EDC, my Taurus Millennium G2. I wore the holster for the first time last night, and it's everything they say about these: compact, secure, very comfortable and excellent cloakers. The kit came with hardware for a variety of adjustments and I purchased an extra set of over-the-belt snap loops.

I also like that you can swap the shell for another. Alien Gear sells shells for a really wide variety of guns, and they'll apparently make one if they don't have when you need.

So far, highly recommended. 
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+Myk Robinson What +Corey Luczak said. And I hear they stick to their warranty religiously. 
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I'm going to preface my comments on James Brady with a question about something that affects all gun owners. I would like to hear some opinions, pro and con:

Do you believe that instituting criminal background checks for gun purchases that emerged from the Brady Bill legislation has been a positive thing?

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James Brady has died at 73, 33 years after being permanently disabled by John Hinckley Jr during his attempt on President Reagan's life in 1981. 

Mr. Brady is remembered for what he had to endure after being shot, surviving more than three decades in spite of paralysis and constant pain. He served his country and worked for a great man, and for that he should be honored and respected.

Of course, to us Second Amendment supporters, the name "Brady" will always be synonymous with James and wife Sarah's drive to increase gun control. As much as nearly all of us may have disagreed with the Brady's on much or all of their quest, one can perhaps understand their desires to attempt to change laws to prevent what happened to him from happening to anyone else. 

Unfortunately, we all know that laws are nearly always followed by those who believe in living a law abiding life. The crossroads of stopping bad people from getting guns and protecting the rights of the law-abiding to own and carry them is where most of us parted ways with the Brady's mission. 
James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, his family confirms.
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Your circles and my circles: If you circle me, I may circle you back. Or not. I choose my associates here with care. If you are a "real life" friend or family member, you're in (well, in most cases). But if I don't add you back (at least not immediately...I do have a life), don't be insulted. To quote Costanza, it's not you. It's me.

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Me: Professional geek. Married to the greatest woman in the world. Father to one great daughter. Grandfather to the beautiful Amelia. I love the Jaguars, the Yankees, cigars, craft beer, great food and family (not in that order!). Conservative/libertarian, politically incorrect, pro-life, pro-Constitution, pro-gun, somewhat reluctant Catholic. #DTWD

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I took a photo of my wife kissing the Blarney Stone. From the ground. For this, our granddaughter was born on St. Patrick's Day.
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Called them this morning due to a leaking water heater. They had done a smaller job for us in March and did great work. I bought the heater at a local Lowe's, which wanted over $500 for a same-day install. Bryan from Herzer's arrived this afternoon and got the job done in under two hours for $240, including carting the old heater away. Great job, fast, high quality work. Melanie in their office is also great, very responsive with a quote and an estimate of the time for the work. I highly recommend Herzer's and would call them again for any plumbing work.
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I visited Basics today, and it was my first outing to a range in many, many years. I was going to be shooting my Ruger GP-100 .357 Mag revolver for the first time since my wife's father gave it to me. After a brief check-in procedure and obtaining some targets, I went into the range area to get started. The place was very quiet for a late Saturday morning, so I practically had the range to myself. I met Norm, one of Basic's instructors, and we chatted as I prepped to begin my session. Norm was very helpful, and offered any advice if I needed it. I stayed just about an hour, going through about 70 rounds with the Ruger. Norm looked at my first two targets and critiqued my shooting, informing me that I was doing very well (which was a big relief for me). At one point, he came into the range area and invited me to try a Ruger SP-101 (a smaller, lighter revolver in the same caliber as my GP-100). The SP-101 had a laser sight, which made it fun to shoot. In addition to the great staff, Basics has a nice selection of guns, ammo and accessories. The range is well air conditioned (they do a great job of pulling smoke from the air as you shoot), extremely well lit and very clean. There's plenty of parking, too. In all, they made me feel welcome and comfortable, and that made for a great experience. Highly recommended.
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Can't rate the place because it's closed. The site is right next to the build where my office is located. Just want to prevent people from actually coming here to eat.
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I contacted Duval Ford to inquire about a 2013 F-150 included in their on-line inventory listings. I arranged to visit the dealer last Friday evening for a test drive and met Malcolm Daigle. Turns out the fleet sales department had sold that specific truck earlier in the day. He offered to find one just like it at another dealer and have it delivered. But also showed me the identical vehicle with a V8 engine (vice the V6 I had originally budgeted for). I took it for a test drive. The mileage ratings were just a little less then the V6, and the truck was otherwise equipped exactly as I wanted, including the color. He worked out a price and it was incredible. I drove it home that night having spend $4000 less than I budgeted. They offered me financing, but never pressured me when I told them I had pre-arranged it. He also didn't "bait-and-switch" me with the bigger engine...Malcolm repeatedly insisted he could get precisely what I wanted. But the price was great, so this was a no-brainer. Malcolm prepared all the paperwork, had the truck detailed and even swapped my tag from my trade-in vehicle. Before I left, he sat in the truck with me and detailed all the features, even helping me get my smartphone connected to the Sync system for hands-free calls. The next day, he called me to make sure everything was good. The process was painless: no haggling, no pressure, a great offer, excellent personal service and a considerate follow-up. You can shop there without worry, and I urge you to work with Malcolm.
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