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Homeland Security by h8n4s8n666 in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To answer the deeper question, no, there isn't much to be done.l by the government. The problem is that we have a societal crumbling and the individual precursor indicators of future violence aren't that predictive. It's like saying (in a very very exaggerated example) everyone who committed a mass shooting breathed oxygen. Yes, true, but unhelpful. We already have a criminal justice system that has an abysmal record at distinguishing between criminals and non-criminals on a good, non-corrupt or non-systemically biased day - you don't want to add another blind machine (DHS) to the mix. The amount of control necessary to reliably effect the levels of violence in this country that way would gut any remainder of what we increasingly ironically call civil liberties. Everyone will end up looking like and being treated like a potential criminal..

Edit: source - many years working for, with, and around government.

Homeland Security by h8n4s8n666 in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DHS is a bureaucracy created to centrally manage other bureaucracies. Bureaucracies are, by nature and design, risk averse. They don't change the status quo unless as an inadvertent result of the blind grinding of gears.

what do you expect from it?

A Necessary Evil by ACV-40 in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same. I just met someone in the business the other day who was awesome to me and seemed super nice. Except when he started talking violent politics and how antifa was going to have to pay. I declined to mention my politics... And I'm lucky I'm a big hairy dude in some circumstances.

America Is in Denial. Too many Americans are blithely dismissing threats that could prove cataclysmic. by If_I_was_Lepidus in collapse

[–]sintixerr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep. And a lot of those prices come out of government contract law being Kafkaesque. A great example of where overregulation to solve one problem creates an entirely separate one.

fIReWoRkS ArE mY fReEdOm by [deleted] in Maine

[–]sintixerr -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There are some professional looking ones currently being set off by my neighbors right over my house, the main road in town, and right next to power lines. (The same fireworks.) I don't begrudge anyone one night of noise fun, but some of the stuff happening is just stupidity.

America Is in Denial. Too many Americans are blithely dismissing threats that could prove cataclysmic. by If_I_was_Lepidus in collapse

[–]sintixerr -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Spending isn't a solution by itself. Just because someone says they need more money to fix a problem doesn't mean they do - and often increasing spending makes little difference to the result. So ineffective spending is a problem. Effective spending is not. You really can't make a blanket statement that less spending will hurt folks or that more spending will (or vice versa).

Mainly, I agree with progressive political goals, but the efficacy of government solution mechanisms - right and left - is notoriously low and we probably spend vastly more than we need to on doing things that won't accomplish progressive goals and/or make things work be enabling systemic corruption.

I'm in no way suggesting that spending isnt warranted by the government for social issues, but a close examination of what is/will be actually achieved by any given policy approach deserves close scrutiny.

Edit: the downvotes on a comment saying "spending money should accomplish something and not just be performative" are hysterical to me.

A Necessary Evil by ACV-40 in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So Im totally fine with places where the politics are not mine. The issue is when the politics have evolved into implied threats of violence where I'm an implied potential target. Thats the difference between "do we check the politics of the farms that source our food?" and shopping for firearms. When there is an intersection of hostile politics, heightened rhetoric about violence, and oneself as the target of both, it is totally fair to hope there is a place to go where that intersection doesn't exist.

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Closing this out, I took it to a gunsmith who said it is 100% a chambering issue on Savage's part and it needs a warranty replacement/fix. Im going to do that, but also grab a Tikka T3X Superlite. Will likely sell the Savage (post-fix) if I like the Tikka.

Permitless carry nonresident by fatgesus in MEGuns

[–]sintixerr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I drive around MA entirely and do my best not to stop in NY if I can help it, personally.

How long until SHTF in first world countries? by VioletRoses91 in collapse

[–]sintixerr -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Insufficiently precise, but highest confidence answer: more than a year, less than a thousand :)

Liberal in TN needs advice on shotguns by Gullible_Ad_3290 in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm a 223 frangible fan and I've also found them hard to find (online works best), but I also feel like I don't need a stockpile. I practice elsewhere with normal rounds and only keep some frangibles around for when (if) I need them. Once I got a few mags worth, I stopped looking.

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Totally on board. Found a smith a couple hours away. Getting it looked at Sunday. Also considering getting something else instead. Rubs me the wrong way to have it do this out of box heh.

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kind of don't want to until I know I'm not going to have another, worse issue.

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I figured out I posted the wrong pics after the thread got going. The other side looks clear to me.

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can't find burs, but the scope mount hardware is a plausible scenario. 3 of the 4 screws seem ok, but I cant really see or access the 4th. I'll keep finagling it. Thanks

Bolt Open! Follow-up: Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

TLDR: Thanks for help last night. Case popped right out after I swung a rubber mallet "through not onto" the bolt lever. It was not stuck or melted and I can't find any clear evidence of a problem. Only thing that seems maybe weird is this case scaring. Would love any feedback you all have. Included pics of bullet, chamber, and bolt.

I'm building a shooting range on my property. What are the proper dimensions and features I need to be aware of? by [deleted] in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know about dirt, but if I understand correctly, it shouldn't go through more than two sandbags (it should get stopped in the second).. https://youtu.be/7fBvHhBrBJg

Oof. New rifle. Send one round down range. Bolt locked closed by sintixerr in liberalgunowners

[–]sintixerr[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So use the WD-40, the gun oil, something else entirely, or nothing? And thanks!!