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    Firearm "lost" in a tragic boating accident

    http://gunssavelives.net/blog/fisher...be71c-65817873

    The rifle itself is a base-model E-series (thanks sh3llsh0ck!) Ruger SR-556. Considering the handguard, upper receiver, and lower receiver are all comprised of aluminum, itís no surprise that it looks so clean. The rust evident on the barrel and gas block is significant enough to suggest that the rifle is probably ruined permanently (without replacing most of the components other than the receivers). Itís hard to say exactly how long itís been submerged, but Iíd put money on a period of a few weeks to a month or two, at the most.

    Has this "happened" to you? Have you "lost" any firearms to the dreaded kayak tumble?
    I could get a few parts off that AR.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Depends on who's asking and the context of the question posed by that who's asking.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    I have lost all of them in a tragic boating accident.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    A buddy of mine lost some of his while we were both fishing.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I have lost all of them in a tragic boating accident.
    yup. motorboating is a dangerous business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    yup. motorboating is a dangerous business.
    I took that a total different way........not sure if you intended the turn of words or not.....gave me a good chuckle.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Mine were abducted by aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson44546 View Post
    Mine were abducted by aliens
    We prefer undocumented off worlders.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I would have tossed the wife overboard to get that puppy back .... guy's gotta have priorities !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    We prefer undocumented off worlders.
    off world? I meant the ones coming across the southern boarder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson44546 View Post
    off world? I meant the ones coming across the southern boarder.
    I didn't use a smiley icon....my bad.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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