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Discussion in 'Legal' started by Jmurman, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. Jmurman

    Jmurman Member

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    I am writing a couple of books. Now, in one of my books the main character uses a .22 pistol (Ruger Mk2) and he builds a silencer for it.

    Ok, so if I buy a book from an online book source that details how to build a silencer...do you think that would send out red flags?

    I certailny don't want to use this material to help me with a book, and then face JBT's in the middle of the night.
     
  2. pax

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    That is the saddest post I've read this week.

    pax

    Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties. -- John Milton
     
  3. TrybalRage

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    You could contact the atf, but either way you are gonna send up a red flag for further review.
     
  4. Alex45ACP

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    Disgusting that people now have to worry about being visited by the gestapo for reading a book the government doesn't approve of :(
     
  5. Standing Wolf

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    People who are afraid to exercise their civil rights don't still have them.
     
  6. fjolnirsson

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    Some of those online sources still take phone orders. Might be worth looking into.

    Indeed.....
     
  7. Nehemiah Scudder

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    Speaking of silencers...

    I've read/picked up from somewhere that a so-so method of making a silencer would involve tape and a plastic bottle.

    Is this realistic, or BS?
     
  8. Jmurman

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    Tell me about it...this week with SCOTUS and all of that, the 1st Amendment will likely go down the same road.

    So, do you think I'm just being overly paranoid?
     
  9. fjolnirsson

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    NOPE.
     
  10. Nehemiah Scudder

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    In the first Mr. Clark book, Tom Clancy detailed him machining a silencer. I don't see what the big deal is.
     
  11. rick_reno

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    Send up flags? No way, this is America - not Russia under Stalin where tinfoil was difficult to find. You'll be fine as long as you have your tinfoil hat on. Do the ordering, opening and reading with the hat on - and you should be ok. As a precaution, start daily soakings in sunscreen. It'll save your skin when the ship you off to Gitmo.
     
  12. pax

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    No.

    Too bad you're not in Portland -- this sort of thing necessitates an excursion to Powells Books, with a pocketful of cash.

    Even if you don't find what you're looking for, you still come home broke and carrying a pile of books ...

    pax
     
  13. Art Eatman

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    I'd contact the US Patent Office. Odds are, none of the agencies check that. It's too obvious.

    :D, Art
     
  14. fjolnirsson

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    I checked. According to Loompanics website, you can order via phone.
     
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    How far away might we be from the ''thought police'' I wonder sometimes. :(
     
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    Depends on where you are, re: the thought police. A guy in Columbus was prosecuted at the state level on kiddie porn charges for stories he wrote in a notebook for his own "entertainment." the guy was a convicted child molestor, whoch is how he got caught (on parole, and the parole officer actually looked in the notebooks during a house check.) He was convicted, though it was overturned on appeal.

    As to the silencer information, ditto going to a bookstore, where cash cannot (yet) be traced back to you.
     
  17. GRB

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    Not only is this, in my opinion, the most ridiculous thing I have read all week, this is one of the most insulting things I have read all week. Who in Hades are you kidding with, what in my opinion, is no more than a flaming troll like that.
     
  18. JohnKSa

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    Buy Tom Clancy's book "Without Remorse" There's a section where one of the characters makes a silencer and you can probably get what you need from there. Plus it's a great book--one of Clancy's best, IMO.
     
  19. Jmurman

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    I assure you it isn't troll but a question I had. Too bad if you don't think that it's important or has merit, but I do. I don't know WHY you would be insulted...all I asked was for an opinion.
     
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    I read his book and really liked it as well. In my book the character doesn;t have access to a milling machine, lathe or drill press...so I am looking for expedient tools.

    Thanks!
     
  21. Jmurman

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    Thats the point. I read UC and John Ross went through some real issues with ATF and others after he wrote that piece, which was well before 9/11 and the Patriot Act came into play.
     
  22. Greg M

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    There's a gun show this weekend at the Frederick Fairgrounds.http://www.silveradogunshow.com/silver.html

    I'm pretty sure (not 100% certain) I've seen books on silencers at the gun shows and you can pay cash! I don't think you're paranoid.

    Greg :uhoh:
     
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    All the info you need is available online

    Now, that doesn't mean they can't trace it, but may be better, maybe use the computer at the public library....I can understand your concern...I was reading a book about WWII, which mentioned that the Germans invented sarin, tabun, and yet another poison gas that I can't remember the name of....Wasn't sure how true this was,so I went on the web to verify(its true)... Wonder how many governement lists that got ME on :what:

    (Note:some, but only SOME sarcasm involved....It really is kinda sad that we even have to THINK about this stuff)
     
  24. GRB

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    Still trolling, well I'll bite again, how is this for insulting:

    Of course if you do not see the insult within those words let me make it a little bit simpler for you to see:

     
  25. Greg M

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    Yeah, I agree with Glenn Bartley. It should be "JBTs" -- the apostrophe indicates possessive as if you're implying that the JBTs will have their nightsticks out.

    Greg
     
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