Episode-258- Listener Questions 8-17-09 — 15 Comments

  1. Another reacson the fbi went to a 40 is when they built the original 10mm it was built on a colt 1911 body and it was to weak.After 1000 rounds parts were flying off and the bullet was overkill 200 gr 1200 fps.Evan the mighty Glock was breaking after 5000 rounds.OH were the heck is MAYOR BLOOMBERG he is always crying about firearms and now that the public is behind the here of the day he has turned into a ghost.God bless MR AGUSTO.

  2. Jack:
    First off, I want to say that I hope you aren’t getting hit too hard with the storm heading your way.

    Second: I got a .40 because my cousin, who was (still is?) a police officer (Chief of a couple small towns) and he told me that more LEOs were going to them and suggested that I should try one out.

    Another thing about pasta – check it before leaving the store for signs of bugs. I just threw away a whole 2lb box of spaghetti because it had “bug bubbles” in it. I had put it in the fridge trying to keep it longer. Once, I only made it as far as the register before noticing that it was bad.

    Stay safe!

  3. For all pasta and flours that I buy from the store, I automatically put them in the freezer for 3 days. That will kill any bugs or eggs that may be found in there (the FDA allows a certain amount). I then take it out and store is in an airtight container.

  4. Jack thanks as always for the great show. I have few comments for the NJ guy with the bear problem. First, he is never going to a concealed weapons permit in NJ. NJ is a may issue state and only issues to people who have political connections, are former members of law enforcement or are employed as armed security guards. Second, fireworks are illegal in NJ so M80s are also out. Third, bear spray is a good option however; you are not permitted to have more than 3/4oz of any type of pepper spray in NJ. Therefore most online retailers such as Cabelas will not ship bear spray to NJ. While I would never condone violating the law if you live in NW NJ the PA border is only a few miles away where bear spray is legal and we are talking about your family’s safety. I think this guy’s best bet is to get a shotgun but it is important to remember that there is hunting of black bear in NJ. Therefore it would have to be used in a self defense situation only even then he is likely to get some bad press and harassment from the local authorities. He will need to undergo an extensive background check to get a Firearms ID card from the State Police to purchase any firearm in NJ even a bb gun. However, after he has the ID card he can purchase as many long guns as he wants. If he decides to purchase a pistol that will require a separate license for each one that he buys and of course an additional fee and background check. Additionally NJ’s one pistol a month policy goes into affect soon even though the law is so flawed that it has the potential to put gun shops out of business. Finally as for your comments that the Fish and Wildlife people are generally good people that may be the case in other states but in NJ they are just a bunch of a**clowns. As an example a guy was beaten up by a black bear that wanted his sandwich and the DEP didn’t classify it as an attack because the guy’s wounds weren’t severe enough. In conclusion buying a gun in NJ is tough so make sure you vote for 2nd amendment friendly assembly members and state senators and don’t forget to join the NRA.

  5. sclindah:
    I hear you! I told my son that if he gets any more that he should freeze it too. The fridge isn’t good enough. I do need to get more jars and tubs for storage tho. I don’t have nearly enough.

  6. Jack:

    In your hero of the day and assclown ,

    How about ass hat and gold hat??

    Just a thought…..

  7. We have had a bit of experience living around black bears, so thought I would mention it.

    When we lived in the mountains outside of Albuquerque, there were many times when black bears got hungry and came into the neighborhoods… there were cases of dummies that fed wild animals and caused problems, but out where we were, we were living in the middle of their habitat, so we had to just be aware of it.

    A big thing we had to be sure of when it was black bear rampage season, was not to ever leave anything the bear could smell as food around outside our homes… that goes for food inside vehicles, trashcans outside the home, etc.

    When we kept the trashcan inside the garage and followed those rules, we never had a problem. Our next door neighbor didn’t bring the trash can in and had their fence destroyed and the trash can dumped all over their yard (I guess if that’s the worst, it still isn’t too bad). another neighbor had left a cooler with food in it in the back of a pickup in the yard… another bear got that stuff…

    I had little kids at the time — and I did not do the walk around the neighborhood with the stroller thing very much during that time of year. A bit of common sense and heightened awareness also can go a long way.

  8. Jack, the 40SW was developed by the FBI out of the 10mm like you said, but the reasons are a little different than you described, or maybe in addition to.

    The 10mm was over penetrating human targets, so they started experimenting with reduced loads and settled in on a velocity and power that is typical of the 40SW. They realized they could achieve the performance they wanted AND go down in size to a round that would fit in a frame the size of the 9mm pistols and that is how the 40SW was born.

    (or that is how I remember the history)

  9. Gun Vault makes a rapid access security device for long guns. It clam-shells around the trigger and action if the firearm and can be bolted down to keep the firearm where you want it.

  10. Random thoughts on bear spray:
    Even in places where pepper spray is prohibited by law, products labeled as “bear spray” or “animal deterrent” are often specifically allowed, due to their intended use. Check your local/state laws to see if this is the case.

  11. Jack,

    My ears lit up when I heard you mention the question about using a self-directed IRA to invest in remote property/bug-out location — this is something I’ve done some research on myself.

    From everything I’ve read, there’s no way to legally accomplish this act. You are correct that a mortgage is almost impossible to get. But even if you pay for the property entirely out of IRA funds, you’re still limited in what you can (or can’t) do with it. Specifically, you can’t make any improvements EXCEPT through payments out of your IRA — this includes a limitation on putting in personal sweat-equity to 1) build a house, 2) clear land, 3) dig ponds/contour land, etc… You’d have to pay someone else to do any of these tasks out of your IRA. Add to this limitation the fact that all taxes and recurring expenses (electricity, gas, water, etc.) would have to be paid out of your IRA as well. And with all of this, you can’t use the property at all!

    From everything I’ve seen, there’s no “legal” way to do it. The self-directed IRA investment in real-estate has to be an “arms-length” transaction that is completely isolated from any personal use or personal financial interests.

    If I’m wrong, I’d really like someone to explain how b/c this would be the means I’d use to buy some remote land.

    Thanks for the show!

    – Roger (from GA)

  12. For Island living you might be thinking about some surfing or boating – but even if you are not you may want to get up to speed in Marine survival. There are some very unique situations that can hit you when you live near the water, on a boat, or even at the beach with the family.

    Make sure you learn your environment- get to learn the areas that have rip tides. I almost got in trouble in a rip current on the beach in Kauai at the Pacific Missile Range Facility- but I have been through enough training in water to get through it.

    If you are a wilderness survivalist – this is something you may have already considered, but many people overlook marine survival- and if you live in a dry, land locked area you wouldn\\\’t have much need to learn these skills. I am a Merchant Marine Officer, a Navy Reserve Officer, and an expert in the Marine environment. I would recommend that you pick up a book on the subject or take a course to get a feel for maritime survival.

    You should also look up your local edible and poisonous plant species, because it will be much different than the vegetation you experience in most land locked areas.

    I hope you enjoy Hawaii!! It is a beautiful place.


  13. Thanks Casey for the advice. We are looking at the Kona area and my biggest concerns are the active volcanoes and what are the best ways to get out if need be. I will check out the maritime survival ideas. Thanks again.