Found a few really interesting points in it •••
~ the Chairman losing his CCW rights; coming originally from Negro and mud infested New Jersey where only those in L.E./politically connected can ever even think about a carry handgun for self defense and having worked in "the projects" in North Bergen, West New York, Union City, Englewood, Teaneck, Hackensack, Passaic and Paterson (the last five heavily - like everyone! Negro infested) I believe he hasn't much concern in Laurel Bloomery in regards to safety HOWEVER it just shows (I was thinking about this while stacking wood) "just how" certain states step on our Bill of Rights and no one complains or if they do they're shouted down. We now have "hate speech", gun rights squashed, search & seizure, confiscating money/property.
Look at Cuomo's New York ••• a semi-automatic rifle I believe is allowed only ONE of the following (according to my son) a) detachable magazine b) pistol grip or thumbhole stock c) muzzle brake/flash hider/threaded barrel ••• which makes his somewhat collectible and sought after special edition Ruger TNZ 10/22 banned.
~ being prepared for self defense. Sadly I sold at auction many beautiful firearms (all safe queens more or less) since there were only maybe four I used regularly for hunting. I did keep some of my when TSHTF weapons.
Sadly, mainly do to weight and NOT going to the range anymore sold 3,000 of mil surplus 7.62 NATO (South African, Portuguese, Australian) for less than half what it was actually worth BUT less than I had paid for it.
~ friends and talking racial views. Tough one there so i'm going to relate a true story:
My really good friend, I'll call him Frank and he has three sons.
Frank's father is German-American and Frank's mother is German-German (war bride of sorts) and Frank is a stocky, tough ironworker with the iciest, piercing blue eyes you've ever seen.
Frank is the most Negro detesting man possibly in NJ, despises them.
He was a foreman on a job and a black apprentice says to him, "See dis skin? It's fireproof."
Frank thinks, "Maybe but I sure as s**t can make you quit." - which he did BTW.
Frank's wife is Norwegian - first generation American born with flaxen, almost white hair and light blue eyes.
No surprise all of the boys are fair haired (close to strawberry blonde) and blue eyed.
Frank's oldest (we're talking YEARS BACK now) goes off to college (we'll call him Ed) and meets a Japanese (from Japan) girl and they become an item.
This goes on all through college and basically they're together long afterwards until the government is about to deport her because student visa is up so they get married.
Bigoted Frank on this, "At least he didn't bring home a shine. How can you not love her? She's smart, she's pretty. she's polite."
Frank's second son (we'll call him Jim) goes off to the same very famous college, graduates and is being jerked around by the spoiled "little daddy's girl" type prima donnas in New Jersey and recently ended up with a Chinese-American girl.
Yeah! What's with the yellow fever?
Third son (we'll call Pete) I believe is with a normal white American girl (Frank really hasn't mentioned much) as far as I know.
Frank mentioned (couple years back) Ed's wife was expecting and when I said something to my wife like, "There's two races tainted." she kind of scoffed.
It's a tough row we're attempting to hoe.