Thursday, November 22, 2018

ghost gun 1 of 4


GHOST GUN
This was the series of articles I had written up when my computer had a Hilary and went all Alzheimer’s Annie and Funky Chicken and refused to open up my old Word programs.  Near four thousand words down the crapper.  That might not be much for you super studs typing with all your fingers, or using Dragon Speak, but to those of us who have hardwired their subconscious to a one finger hunt and peck for maximized productivity ( not of technique but of content ), it was no laughing matter to lose the articles.  Yet, I didn’t immediately reproduce the articles from memory.
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I tend to burn myself out on subjects when I cover them too extensively.  For instance, writing the semi-auto battle rifle book, I will probably be leaving the subject of the AR alone for at least half a year ( insofar as article length writing.  Brief mentions are obviously going to occur ).  I had squeezed everything I could from the subject of unregistered guns, and had no wish to repeat the experience.  Despite the illusion of ease and effortlessness, birthing an article out of my backside isn’t always completely easy. 
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The problem with waiting this long, however, is that I don’t really remember all that much of what I did already write about.  Usually my casually piled article idea notes are one sentence long.  In this case, “why worry about unregistered guns?”.  I’m going to try to re-answer this question, although I’m sure my original efforts were far superior.  Hey, call up Bill Gates and tell him he is the world’s largest mule member masticator for making his word processor incompatible on purpose when he couldn’t in twenty lifetimes use as many hookers or blow worth of profit he humped us for.
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You know, okay, sure, thanks for offering us an 80/20 Macintosh.  We needed one.  Apple got too greedy and started forcing hardware upgrades and you offered a more affordable option for a product not too terribly worse.  But we paid you already for that.  Then you pulled an Apple and wanted to be subsidized for the innovation you USED to offer.  As you tell your employees, well, what have you done for me TODAY?  Worthless bastards.  Anyway, thanks for nothing, Bill.  May you rot in Hell for all eternity alongside the ex-wife ( baby momma version ).  THAT is comeuppance.
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It used to be a valid concern to have unregistered firearms.  Nobody wanted to be left unarmed, and gun control has just been getting worse and worse.  Of course, obviously, the Gun Control Fags have been overwrought with their concerns.  It isn’t logistically possible to go door to door in a confiscation sweep.  Not even in a few cities in the worst areas already suffering draconian controls such as California ( you can’t even get a 80% lower shipped there.  Me?  If I was there I’d drive to Arizona, Oregon or Nevada and rent a private mail box, then get the lower shipped there ).
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You aren’t breaking the law ordering it or transporting it across state lines, if my understanding is correct ( what? I’m a lawyer?  This is free advice.  I’m not going to intentionally mislead anyone.  I try to not spout off about unknown subjects.  But on certain things I have only partial information.  Common sense says, like Ronnie, trust but verify ).  Get a credit card through this address, as your billing info must match shipping, for a lot of these mail order companies.  Get your mags, ammo and 80%’s through here.
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And while I believe you need ID to rent the box, I don’t believe it is a crime to use an alias for those shipping to you, with the credit card being that alias as it is a pre-paid debit card.  Of course, some companies might not take such a debit card.  I’m not sure about that.  It seems easier to just move out of Cali, but I understand your mileage varies.  I guess my point is, while what I’m going to discuss makes a ghost gun unnecessary, if you do want to have a 80% gun, do it now.  Already three or so states ban them.  The rest might follow.
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But do you NEED a ghost gun? I understand that yes, better safe than sorry and You Can’t Be Paranoid Enough are good tactics.  But we here at the Bison Press Global Media Conglomerate are all about frugal prepping.  Not because your life isn’t worth extra but because sometimes there just isn’t that extra available, plus, duh, the cheaper it is the more extensively you can prep, which can’t possibly be a bad thing.  So, if a ghost gun is NOT in your budget, should you be worried?
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Not really, because while a sparkly new glittery AR is all Bee’s Knees and Super Groovy, it is just a toy.  If you REALLY think you need a ghost gun, and are poor, just get a slam bang shotgun.  Buy the shells before you need ID for them ( oops, sorry, California ), and visit a plumber supplier.  And yes, I understand all about increasing distance between you and your enemy, but perhaps YOU fail to understand what being poor means. In case there is any confusion, it means You Can’t Always Get What You Want!
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But say you can afford a crappy bare bones “butterknife gun” of an AR for $333.  Hell, even I could afford that.  Should you get one?  Do you NEED a ghost gun, even being super paranoid?  I contend that you do not.  Why?  Because with nation-wide gun control, your guns you already have will do just fine.  At this point, you really have no choice but to break many, many laws.  I’m going to take California as an example of being disarmed PRIOR to a collapse, and how being armed there legally or illegally doesn’t matter.  Then we will discuss what national control means big picture.  Continued tomorrow.
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31 comments:

  1. Yes. Don't fret with having papered guns or retail aquired guns. The 4473 forms are not easily a method of control or inventory of who has what. I have a lifetime of buys and sells and trades all with no inquiries by authorities about any guns that started their life circulation through my custody as first purchaser. They (atf, local leo) only do traces on crime guns to find gun running patterns with gangs and cartels. Not even effective at that. Shop for the overall value first, most features or attributes second. Down the list later on after having an armory full of guns then maybe aquire ghost guns if you see yourself as a fanatical 2A adherent playing Wolverines in the mountains.

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    1. Not that there is anything wrong with playing wolverine.

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  2. re:
    Friday Of Color

    My Number One Rule for staying alive:
    Avoid crowds.

    Your shipping-receiving shop sounds like one way to avoid crowds.

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    1. If any minion does retail Black Friday shopping he will be docked serious Brownie Points. Mail order is encouraged though.

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  3. Just have cash in hand for opportunities. Instead of tooling around with 80% manufacturing, and spy school dead letter drops. Frequent gun shows in free states and keep eyes and ears open. Private party sales where they're allowed can be advantageous with good haggling skills. Word of mouth interest feelers can be put out amongst friends, co-workers (trusted, of course) internet (armslist, etc) opens up sources. Some folks want Id, bill of sale and expect full retail price for their precious guns. Just pass on those dorks. If a Minion has street smarts and tentacles into the black market then that realm is chock full of everything needed. Think in terms of buying an 80% car that you can't use until you put money and work into it. Time and labor commodities must be factored in to the venture.

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    1. I submit to you that if ghost guns are a concern, time and labor are the LAST considerations.

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  4. My understanding is that an 80% lower is NOT a gun, just another part like a sling or barrel, and therefore it is not illegal to cross state lines to purchase without an FFL.

    Another thing, the FFL that does my transfers told me that firearms purchases through an FFL is NOT registered to the ATF. While the purchaser is logged with the ATF for the purchase the serial number for the firearm is not. If you look at the form 4473 you will see there is no place for the firearm serial number to be entered. The last time I did a NICS check it was through a computer kiosk at Rural King and again there was no mention of the firearm I was interested in purchasing. NICS is approving ME and it has nothing to do with the particular firearm.

    However, the FFL is required by law to maintain records of all firearms he purchases and sells but I don't remember the length of time he is required to store that info. A year? Forever? I have also heard that the ATF is prohibited by (current) law from accessing those records without a warrant. No I am not a lawyer nor do I pretend to be one on the web.

    Regrading the 80% lower. I advise getting one and the necessary other items and finish it out NOW. Quite a bit of metal needs to be removed from that lower in order to make it operable and if you think you're going to do it with files, good luck with that. It ain't happenin'. Lastly, you need to test fire that lower after you complete it to make sure it works properly. It may need tweaking or polishing. If you have never worked with metalworking machinery and have no understanding how micrometers and calipers work trying to do an 80% lower may beyond your skill level.

    One more lastly. If your station in life is such that you are considering a pipe gun then as a fellow citizen of the planet I believe it is my duty to advise you to look into some sort of other path. Or, let Darwin have his way. If you don't already have a gun then you have no business messing around with makeshift stuff like that and if you can't afford to purchase even a used $50 revolver than you don't have the means to puchase the things that make a pipe into a firearm anyway. That whole pipe thing is borne in stupidity. Before I used one of those things I'd just flat out haul ass away from the reason for even considering one. Location, location, location.

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    1. My concern on legality was on the part of California, not the feds. I understand the 80% is not a firearm. Also, while I do NOT want to machine a aluminum 80%, I would feel comfortable doing polymer. Or, just pour one. I swear that they put the serial #'s in on the phone call to the state doing the background, but my memory could be playing tricks on me.

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    2. The serial number and All gun info and ALL of your information is on the 4473. Your name, d.o.b., place of birth, (p.i.n. number if assigned one by atf due to identity fraud victim) is all that is used for background checks. Either feds or state run agencies. 4473 held by business for the entire life of business. Business closes, etc. All 4473s and dealers "bound books" which is all inventory in and out dispositions must be turned over to a.t.f. for their storage. All in perpetuity. Ran a gun store for seven years during salesman of the year era of Obama. Good times.

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    3. Nice to know I'm not going crazy/memory still holds.

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    4. Page 1 and sign date on page 2 are all that buyer completes. Page 2,3, is dealer supplied info. All of your data and the gun data. Gun data not part of background check info but you and your info are "run". Cfp permit holder (nevada) does not undergo a check at time of sale (saves 25 bucks each time) just cfp permit info is logged on page 2 with your data. Cfp though a pain to aquire, is a worthwhile investment for sales ease, ability to carry concealed, and it elevates your stature with leo's during any police contacts as you are a vetted good guy citizen.

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    5. Well then I guess I was wrong.

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    6. I'll have to get a screenshot of you saying that ;-)

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    7. Second that, here here.

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    8. Just don't glory in another's mistake, least yours be discovered! :)

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  5. Book suggestion for Minions. Unintended Consequences, by Ross.

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    1. Ooh! Thanks. Going on the right side of the blog.

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    2. Nope. Way too expensive in paper. Here is the PDF:

      https://billstclair.com/Unintended-Consequences.pdf

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  6. There are way too many guns out there in the US for any govt to start id’ing and rounding them up, in general. If you are truly a survivalist, you should avoid doing bad Hollywood tin foil hat things that grab other people’s interest. Just have your supplies, your plans, and relax... avoid special attention. You are not that important to the authorities.

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    1. No, you either have to work hard to get their attention, or get really unlucky. But if they do wake up from filing paperwork on their way to a pension, look out!

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  7. In dingo land every part of a gun is a gun

    The police will brag about the big haul of unregistered guns they've taken off the streets. Yeah? That looks like a rifle stock mate. Hardly a gun.

    May as well have a Owen SMG instead of a magazine for a .22lr

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    1. In my state it's mandatory gaol for possessing an unregistered firearm. I'm not sure they actually have put anyone away under that law though.

      Whenever the Police parade guns handed in under an amnesty or guns seized from gangs they show pictures of rusted out POS that you wouldn't give $20 for. Every now and then you'll see a decent firearm but by and large they're junk.

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  8. As recommended previously, I would encourage Minions to consider like kind models or type of ghost guns to what they may possess already. Also stay with those mainline, common, military first or leo second adopted firearms. Don't stray off the reservation and get oddity or quaint oddball firearms or calibers on a whim or to be a unique range boy. This is collapse prepping, not last century's whimsical consumerism.

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    1. Right, don't get something like a Lee-Enfield that went from $150 to $600, the clips from free to $5 each, the scope mount from $20 to $80, and etc. ( but at least the ammo is cheap ). Of course, the same could be said of SKS's or even affordable AK's, so I might be in good company holding on too long until a military arm becomes obsolete.

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    2. Lord Bison is exempted from prohibitions concerning whimsical behavior.

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    3. Speaking about the Enfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxx3KyPbsnE

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    4. 7:00-ha! Thanks. I guess that weapon system has entered the realm of whimsical

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  9. I have purchased a sks, 2 mosins, and 2 shotguns, for cheap at estate sales. No paperwork and didn't have to build myself, or order parts.

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    1. Did you ever get a 7.62x39 adapter for the Mosin before the guy went out of business?

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