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Fine, you're more than free to do so.
The point of his reply is that before too long, and with continued moronic leadership, we will NOT be free to do so.
But in response to your claims, as you can see in the article: "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every 100-pound reduction in the weight of small cars increases annual traffic fatalities by as much as 715."
In your one article, "Is Bigger Safer? It Ain't Necessarily So", they don't come up with any real particular conclusion to WHY a vehicle that is heavier isn't safer. They have taken a bunch of data and said that it isn't the case to say 'heaver is safer.' I would assume that there are a lot more variables than mere weight.
As you claim, newer lighter cars are safer than older heavier. Does that have to do with weight? I think not. Does it have to do with the fact that a lot of the various other safety systems weren't in the older heavier vehicle? Absolutely.
If you took two vehicles with identical safety systems (air bags, side air bags, ABS, etc, etc) and one of them was built like a 1959 Lincoln and one was built like a 2005 Corolla, I can guarantee that the Lincoln built-alike would be safer. Give me real, heavy steel, give me the extra reinforcement, but include the latest in safety technology.
So, if all things were equal (except for the weight and composition of course) we'd be safer in heavier vehicles. Which IS the point of the JE and the new emissions standards.
If you don't like something, don't just call foul and expect Big Brother to come save you. Take care of the problem. You don't like a bank or it's methods? Don't keep your money there. Why is this so hard? Is it because the liberal mainstream has worked so hard to make the sheep think they can't survive without the government? That the government can do it better? Stupid sheep.
Hey Froman, send me an email, we need to be able to set up a time to plink and work on our DTCM Boogie.
All of our children had to be delivered by c-section. So even tho I had to pay 400 bucks a month for my premiums, I'm still TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars ahead. And our doctors are damn good. Why do you think that Canadians with their socialized medicine want to come to American to have procedures done? Here's two of the answers: 1) Our doctors are better and 2) Our doctors will do it quickly, instead of the however many months or years it will take to get into a doc in Canada.
Definitely a must have. It isn't as efficient as you'd think it should be, but it is 10 times better than by hand.
Make sure to pick up some more of those 30 rounders while you still can!
And that 54169 looks like you get the pistol grip kit with it.
The only thing I'd suggest for home defense is shortening that barrel. As great as it is for bird hunting, that thing is just ridiculously long to try and maneuver in an enclosed space.
The monkey made a funny!
I think you answered your own question.
The biggest point on that is that God created science. True science (not the mumbo jumbo voodoo stuff) absolutely points to a Creator.
Just because some folks like to claim that they are following the scientific method, doesn't mean that they really are.
Your cute little comment on 'faith based' aeronautical engineering is merely that, cute. There isn't any substance to it. An awful lot of men and women that work in ALL engineering and scientific fields are Born-Again Believers in Christ. (Wilbur and Orville were both Christians) Their designs aren't any less valid merely because they know that science and faith exist together.
Thanks for the sites, I'd seen the Civilian Gun Defense Blog before, but not the other two.
I don't know what difference there might be when having it shipped to the FFL (I purchased mine from a local private party). I went to the County Sheriff (I could have gone to the Portage Police, but didn't realize that until after I was at the Sheriff's, so I just continued it there), did the test (There are a couple of those strangely worded questions, just read them carefully a couple of times. It's an easy 100% test and mostly common sense), then I took the green sheet that they had partially filled out with me when I went to get the gun. The seller then filled in the various information and kept one, then I kept one for myself and took the last one back to the Sheriff with me for the 'Safety Inspection' (which you no longer need by the way). You still have to register it, but you can do it by mail now.
It is still a bunch of hoops to jump through in order to be allowed to exercise a Constitutional Right, but it goes pretty smoothly.
I'm hoping that our next house has enough land to be able to scoop out a nice range! I'm looking forward to that!