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Firearms / Re: Sluggers!
Last post by nastygunz - Today at 01:28:19 PM
Prices are outrageous. On the Mossberg web site the barrel is $300.00 and out of stock for months now. For that amount I could buy a new Maverick 88 slug gun with rifled barrel. I always liked a slug gun up here in Little Alaska which is 98% forested so usually no real long shots and that big chunk of lead puts them down quick and if it doesn't they usually leave a big blood trail from that ginormous hole punched in them.
The Tailgate / Re: Latest BS!
Last post by nastygunz - Today at 01:24:13 PM
I want a participation trophy!
The Tailgate / Today in history 6-21
Last post by remrogers - Today at 08:48:03 AM
June 21
U.S. Constitution ratified

June 21, 1788: New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. On September 17, 1787, after three months of debate moderated by convention president George Washington, the new U.S. constitution, which created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.

Beginning on December 7, five states—Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut—ratified it in quick succession. However, other states, especially Massachusetts, opposed the document, as it failed to reserve undelegated powers to the states and lacked constitutional protection of basic political rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press. In February 1788, a compromise was reached under which Massachusetts and other states would agree to ratify the document with the assurance that amendments would be immediately proposed. The Constitution was thus narrowly ratified in Massachusetts, followed by Maryland and South Carolina. On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789. In June, Virginia ratified the Constitution, followed by New York in July.

On September 25, 1789, the first Congress of the United States adopted 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution—the Bill of Rights—and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of these amendments were ratified in 1791. In November 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island, which opposed federal control of currency and was critical of compromise on the issue of slavery, resisted ratifying the Constitution until the U.S. government threatened to sever commercial relations with the state. On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island voted by two votes to ratify the document, and the last of the original 13 colonies joined the United States. Today the U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in operation in the world.

The Tailgate / Re: Latest BS!
Last post by Hawks Feather - Today at 07:41:07 AM
Quote from: FinsnFur on Today at 05:25:32 AMWhat about the participation trophy?

Yep. Everyone needs a trophy.
Firearms / Re: Sluggers!
Last post by FinsnFur - Today at 05:27:03 AM
Sweeeet  :eyebrow:
The Tailgate / Re: Latest BS!
Last post by FinsnFur - Today at 05:25:32 AM
What about the participation trophy?
Firearms / Sluggers!
Last post by nastygunz - Yesterday at 11:13:19 PM
My new rifled slug barrels, Mossberg 835 on the left, Stoeger M2000 on the right. Numrich Gun Parts and Ebay. Found them both in the same week which is a miracle itself because they are hard to come by. Especially that M2000 and especially in camo! The Mossy looks brand new and the Stoeger has a few scratches but both barrels are super clean bore wise.
The Tailgate / Re: Latest BS!
Last post by nastygunz - Yesterday at 11:08:56 PM
I choose to not participate  :readthis:  :innocentwhistle:
The Tailgate / Re: Latest BS!
Last post by FinsnFur - Yesterday at 09:09:03 PM
Liability :readthis:
The Tailgate / Today in history 6-20
Last post by remrogers - Yesterday at 07:51:54 PM
June 20
"Jaws" released in theaters

On June 20, 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977's Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned several sequels.

The film starred Roy Scheider as principled police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as a marine biologist named Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as a grizzled fisherman called Quint. It was set in the fictional beach town of Amity, and based on a best-selling novel, released in 1973, by Peter Benchley. Subsequent water-themed Benchley bestsellers also made it to the big screen, including The Deep (1977).

With a budget of $12 million, Jaws was produced by the team of Richard Zanuck and David Brown, whose later credits include The Verdict (1982), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Filming, which took place on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, was plagued by delays and technical difficulties, including malfunctioning mechanical sharks.

Jaws put now-famed director Steven Spielberg on the Hollywood map. Spielberg, largely self-taught in filmmaking, made his major feature-length directorial debut with The Sugarland Express in 1974. The film was critically well-received but a box-office flop. Following the success of Jaws, Spielberg went on to become one of the most influential, iconic directors in the film world, with such epics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), ET: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park rank among the highest-grossing movies of all time.