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"Shall not be infringed"
And the first few victims of the new AW law... Gun shop owners. I bet it was a rifle sitting in a forgotten corner in a safe. When DOJ does an audit they take photos of anything that looks fishy to come back with...
An interesting perspective. Long game?
I've posted my thoughts on this in a few threads, I'll quote them at the bottom for those who haven't seen them.
But that's not what I'm posting about here.
I'v...e been watching the responses to the statement released by the NRA regarding bump stocks and frankly it makes me wonder if we have any chance at all not just in this State but in this Country.
None of us know for sure what the factors were that went in to drafting their statement. What do they know about the legislature's plans that we don't, what has been said by ATF in private and what efforts to direct the flow of the discussion are underway.
What we do know is that this is not the NRA's first fight and for the most cynical it's not a point important enough to sell out millions of members and a couple hundred years of history over.
They've been in this fight for a long time, much longer and more effectively than the newcomers who are trying to milk their statement for cash claiming to be the 'real pro gun group'. Like everyone they've had missteps but they've had many more steps forward.
How many here were deliriously happy when the mag ban injunction came down? July 1st we did not have to get rid of magazines over 10 rounds. Yes I know most wouldn't anyway but that's not the point.
People in L.A. can buy compact handguns again for the first time in many years this month.
The point of all this is simple, we know the NRA is fighting for us and with us.
We've seen it here constantly from the lawsuits to fight the gunmeggedon bills, the full time lobbying efforts and injunctions and even wins.
When they release this statement which asks for a third review in place of new legislation we have to think there is a motive and purpose to it other than deciding 'Well, now's as good a time as any to throw them all under the bus'. History shows they are not stupid or reckless, over-cautious sometimes perhaps but not reckless.
In the face of all that, with no real knowledge of the what and why of it what do gun owners do?
The same thing we always do, fall on our own like a pack of jackals.
"I'm cancelling my membership!" "They're sellouts, I'm done with them!" "F the NRA!!"
Then there's the other '2A orgs' who salivate at the thought of being able to turn this in to income for themselves. Who cares what happens next week, next month, next year, people will have moved on to a new outrage but they got their check so it's all good.
And we wonder why we have such a hard time getting anything done or even opposing something.
We're so busy clawing away at each other because 'They're not doing it the way I want them to' and 'I don't like this particular point so it's all CRAP!' that instead of doing anything meaningful we've burned all our time, effort and energy trying to destroy one of our own.
Let's assume for a minute that the current statement and even the effort behind it turns out to be total crap. Nothing good comes of it and we're left to fight more stupid legislation.
First off, does anyone with half a brain really think that was the purpose and intent here? Can anyone look at the history and the efforts recently and previously and honestly say 'They meant to screw us'?
Even if as some think this was poorly thought out and a major misstep what value is there in saying 'I'm done, cancelling and never dealing with them again'? We blow off everything that came before, ignore it all because of a mistake?
I don't believe it was a mistake and I don't believe the NRA is selling us out. I think they have a plan working and we're not seeing all of it yet. If I'm wrong I'll wait until it's a pattern or I'm as incapable of error as I'm demanding they be before walking away.
If you're one of those who run around yelling that the NRA wants gun control so they can 'stay in business' nothing said will help you, you're ignorant of history and self deluded. Mankind had thousands of years of history showing neighbor trying to subjugate neighbor and it always starts with disarming those you want to control. Nothing is going to change that and we're going to be fighting against that as long as there are people.
I don't know how this is going to play out, I have no inside information.
I do know that it's incredibly more likely that they have something going that I've not seen yet that will at least be fighting for our benefit.
If I'm wrong and it turns out to be a big assed mistake I'll be upset at the loss but as for the mistake, welcome to the club I've got a big damn list of all of mine.
We're killing ourselves, we're pitting gun owner against gun owner and we're spending more time fighting among ourselves over this than we are fighting the people who want to disarm and subjugate us.
We're doing more harm to ourselves then they are right now and it has to stop.
This the bill the NRA might compromise on. Let them know how you feel.
Theoretically this could be used to ban all aftermarket trigger parts, lighter weight bolt carrier groups, etc.
We're painting the new retail space right now - then flooring and slatwall. We should have everything wrapped up before the end of the year. We are still open by appointment for Cerakote, Gunsmithing and Transfers.
A few people have inquired when they will be able to process out their firearms that are stuck here since we moved and changed licenses. Our local permit arrived yesterday and we will be in process with CA DOJ to changr our access to the DROS / CFLC system so we can generate approvals to get guns out of here and to other local shops to handle them as we are still building out the retail space and in transition with quite a few other projects.
Phones have been acting up. If you need to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're getting our fixed line internet installed next week, we've been on a cellular backup - and it really sucks.
This is a fundraiser for Anthony Pee Wee Boing 's daughter. Any support would be appreciated. Thank you.
Now that everyone has had time to be notified, Anthony Boing, you will be missed. I will post more information in the coming days about services or any other relevant information.
Please give us a week or two to sort out Anthony's affairs, as the day after his passing we were going to start getting the Cerakote / Gunsmithing up in earnest after we just moved into our new location.
His passing is a shock to us all here at Parallax.
It is with great sadness that I am posting that one of our employees has passed. We will post further details at a later time.
If you know who it is, please give time for investigators to find the truth.
11 to 14 hour says getting things ready here... Exhausted. We will be slow getting back to any emails phones etc. Internet just went up today. Phones too, however not fully setup.
Currently still moving in to our new space. We cannot do any gun sales or transfers as we are waiting on local permits.
Moving shops after almost six years in one location isn't easy. Over 100,000 lbs of machinery was moved.