Other State NRA board member speaks out against 80% receivers

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link: NYS legislation would ban untraceable 'ghost guns'

“These '80 percent' guns are providing a way for prohibited people to buy a firearm,” Tom King of the NYSRPA said, referring to people who don’t have a gun permit or are otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun.

He said self-assembled guns provide a way for competition shooters to make a custom-fitted firearm. Such weapons should have serial numbers and be registered — and any new legislation should consider such a provision, he said. But it appears increasingly, King said, people trying to evade the law are the ones buying and selling self-assembled weapons.
Is Tom King a current Board member? He is a past member but preliminary vote totals from April 2019 don't show him on the list: 2019 NRA Board Election Results
 
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Sounds like Tom King is a puppet for the other side...
Not necessarily. I'm certainly not sticking up for him, but there are plenty of gun owners around just like this guy. More than you might think right here on this forum. They're generally sincere, though a bit misguided. They see people like most of us here as extremists. I have a coworker like this. He has plenty of guns, even an "assault rifle", but he only listens to leftist voices, and thinks we need more regulations, limits on ARs and magazines. He's gotten much more so that way in recent years.
 

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Not necessarily. I'm certainly not sticking up for him, but there are plenty of gun owners around just like this guy. More than you might think right here on this forum. They're generally sincere, though a bit misguided. They see people like most of us here as extremists. I have a coworker like this. He has plenty of guns, even an "assault rifle", but he only listens to leftist voices, and thinks we need more regulations, limits on ARs and magazines. He's gotten much more so that way in recent years.
Since he likes to listen to the left so much, said coworker should do as the left wants and, at a minimum, voluntarily turn in his "instrument of terror", so it can't "be used against our fellow Americans anymore". There's no better way to show society how virtuous and "woke" you are, so you can lord it over everyone else.



Ray
 
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Not necessarily. I'm certainly not sticking up for him, but there are plenty of gun owners around just like this guy. More than you might think right here on this forum. They're generally sincere, though a bit misguided. They see people like most of us here as extremists. I have a coworker like this. He has plenty of guns, even an "assault rifle", but he only listens to leftist voices, and thinks we need more regulations, limits on ARs and magazines. He's gotten much more so that way in recent years.
Nah we're extremists. I mean, wanting freedom? Too extreme! WE need to GPS lock our stuff down so they can only be fired at the range. :mad::rolleyes:

I mean, someone out there probably actually thinks that way.
 
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Since he likes to listen to the left so much, said coworker should do as the left wants and, at a minimum, voluntarily turn in his "instrument of terror", so it can't "be used against our fellow Americans anymore". There's no better way to show society how virtuous and "woke" you are, so you can lord it over everyone else.



Ray
But, but his guns aren’t the problem. They just need to restrict everyone else, but not him. It’s a lot like the hard-core socialists who defraud sales tax by buying their RVs out of state, or the party members in communist countries who live like kings. They want their ideas for structure and control, but they don’t want it to apply to them. They tend to be arrogant hypocrites.
 

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Re: 80% blanks are for competition shooters.... riiiiiiiight!

I made one for a shorty w/blade; I made one for my daughter. Neither are used (by me) in competition. I'd be willing to bet that 0.0001% of 80% blanks are used in competition. I certainly wouldn't use one for IDPA, nor for benchrest, and not even for .22 silhouette. I can see no advantage in reliability, stability, longevity, etc.

Anybody here in the forum use an 80% build in competition? If so, why?


(Edit: I forgot that I was using Polymer 80 blanks. I can see no reason why a good aluminum blank wouldn't be used in competition. But to say that they were intended for competitors to make custom firearms is just wrong... there is no advantage that I can think of since the lower is just a simple collection of parts that can be customized with any lower, not necessary to do 80% to have a customized firearm.)
 
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Not necessarily. I'm certainly not sticking up for him, but there are plenty of gun owners around just like this guy. More than you might think right here on this forum. They're generally sincere, though a bit misguided. They see people like most of us here as extremists. I have a coworker like this. He has plenty of guns, even an "assault rifle", but he only listens to leftist voices, and thinks we need more regulations, limits on ARs and magazines. He's gotten much more so that way in recent years.
The word you are looking for is brainwashed.
 

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