While we're at it, tell me about Michigan

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  1. Barbara

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    I'm pretty sure there is no place in my entire county you can buy a latte. We drink coffee.

    If you want froo-froo stuff, maybe the waitress will put some whipped cream in your cocoa.
     
  2. Gun God

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    Michigan has wierd whether man! I think 2 days ago, I was walking to my bus stop and it was cold with snow all over the place. Not too much snow though. But then as I was leaving school, it was nice and bright, sunny and warm. :confused:
     
  3. dloken

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    Is it true that all of you Michigan freaks only drink Vernors soda?

    My mom is from Detroit, although she moved here to SE Wisconsin before I was born. I still have family there so I end up around the Detroit area once a year or so and it seems pretty nice. Not a whole lot different than Wisconsin though.
     
  4. Gun God

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    Where the heck did your hear that? It's not true. I am a fan of ALL pop....or soda to you southerners.
     
  5. enfield

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    2 pasties and a Blue Ribbon for me. What'll you guys have?
     
  6. jefnvk

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    :confused:

    Good stuff, but nowhere near as good as Dr. Pepper. Pretty much everyone else I know hates the stuff.

    Yeah, forgot to mention the weather. Went from 80 to snowing and below zero in three days this past week. Hope you don't mind.

    Oh, and when you get here, don't forget to take a trip to the bridge. Much better than that golden piece of crap you Cali's got.

    In other good news, my bayonet-lugged, flash-hidden, pistol gripped AR kit is due to arrive today, and I picked up three 30 rounders for $30 for it. Betcha you can't do that over there :neener:
     
  7. SteveS

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    You can get lattes in the UP, especially if you are in one of the "big cities" (Marquette, Houghton, Escanaba, etc.). ;)

    That is one issue I would avoid. :barf:
     
  8. 41mag

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    Another troll checking in!

    The weatherman is right only 1 day of the week.
    A Coke & a pasty=good eats.
    Don't cross the Mighty Mac on a motorcycle if their is even a hint of a breeze.(lost a Yugo over the side some years ago. :neener: )
    Whitetails can be as big as Colorado elk.
    The black bears like to be petted.
    Pistol permits are a PITA.
    If you like to swim either plan on a pool or on inland lake.The big lakes are only warm enough for an adult to swim for a month or so in summer.And a stiff breeze can change that in a hurry.
    Do ya like to fish?Ya better. :D

    Oh & one more thing.There's nothing like the first time you drive your car out on a frozen lake. :evil:
     
  9. Darkmind

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    I forgot abou that one! LOL

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  10. pezo

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    welcome to the great lakes state. The pistol permit inspection is only slightly annoying still useless waste of time but no biggy. If you havnt purchased a handgun in awhile they make you take a little cheesy quiz with questions that have tricked wording in it. too funny. :)
     
  11. greyfeathers

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    AS it turns out I live in Washtenaw county. I belong to a couple of clubs
    you might be interested in. The moose sportsmens club is always happy
    to get new members that like to shoot. Trap is our biggest draw but we
    do ccw clases and have pistol & rifle ranges. Its a great club. Let me know
    if interested.
     
  12. rdbrowning

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    Washtenaw County?!?

    How on earth can anyone afford to live there? What with Cabela's just down the road I would be broker than I already am.

    And who said the weather is bad? Remember, if you don't like the weather just stick around 5 minutes. :neener:
     
  13. Barbara

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    I'd seriously look at Livingston County instead of Washtenaw, depending on where the job is.

    I was wrong about the Lattes. The Christian-oriented coffee shop down town sells them. Darned progress anyway. Next thing you know, every telephone party-line in the county will be gone.

    Heh..who am I kidding..it'll take a while for the party-lines to go away.
     
  14. Delmar

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    Aw, Sheer Stress......should-a-would-a-could-a moved to Texas! We don' need no steenking safey checks on pistols here!

    The water is warm-just watch out for the water moccasins.

    The Democrats here pretty much know to stay away from our shootin irons-except for Austin. AKA Moscow on the Brazo's.

    No really big deer here, but we got a mess of em, and in the county I hunt, you can take up to 4.

    No Vernors or pastys :(

    We do have barbeque!

    Best of all, we don't have Det-RIOT!

    Sure do miss the lakes, tho.
     
  15. dloken

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    Hey, I live in WI. I was just asking silly questions for the heck of it.

    On the subject of the AR, I can do all that and own non C&R NFA stuff in Wisconsin. :neener:

    Of course you guys have CCW and we don't. But.. what the hell is up with dirt roads. My aunt and uncle live in a pretty upscale housing division (Somewhere in the suburban areas surrounding Detroit) and the main road leading to it is unpaved. I guess they wet it and compact it every few months with a steam roller. It's not the only dirt road i've seen in the area either, heh.
     
  16. Delmar

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    dloken - ask em about "Michigan Basements" :D
     
  17. Shear_stress

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    Weather ain't an issue. I lived in Colorado. One time it went from 75 and sunny to below freezing and snowing. In four hours. In May. That made for a good story for the folks back home. Once went road biking when it was 7 degrees F, but that's another story. All I can say is I don't recommend doing that.

    "Aw, Sheer Stress......should-a-would-a-could-a moved to Texas! We don' need no steenking safey checks on pistols here!"

    In the words of Principal Seymour Skinner,"Wanna-shanna-gonna". I tried but the school wouldn't bite. Learned my lesson and slipped a couple of crispy Benjamins in the Michigan app (just kidding!)

    I had a fun experience at the gun store today. A guy was picking up his registered Bushmaster carbine (the real deal, in other words) after getting some work done and I got to ask him:"Hey, can I take a look at that thing--'cause I'm thinking of getting one when I move out of state." Heh-heh-heh.
     
  18. WillBrayJr

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    Here's alittle info on Michigan. It really sucks a huge floppy donkey----. Seriously you better hope you don't need to defend yourself because you'll end up in jail if you do. The only way you can legally defend yourself is if you're at Death's door. If you are planning on defending the home with a firearm don't hesitate at all. You see the intruder drop him or her instantly, if you don't and the state gets wind of it you'll end up facing 1st Degree Murder charges.

    On to NFA firearms. You can own come NFA firearms via a ClassIII license. You have to submit a application plus a $300.00 fee which is not refundable if you're denied after 6 months of waiting. It also cost $300.00 a year to keep the license plus you have to allow LE into your home anytime they desire to see if the weapons are secured.


    I suggest moving to Indiana :)
     
  19. Shear_stress

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    "I suggest moving to Indiana'

    First things first. Remember, I'm moving from a state where I can't legally buy an out of state S&W Model 15 through auctionarms, to say nothing of all those nice NFA goodies.

    " The moose sportsmens club is always happy to get new members that like to shoot. Trap is our biggest draw but we do ccw clases and have pistol & rifle ranges. Its a great club. Let me know if interested.'''

    Sounds like a nice place. What kind of range have they got and what fees do they charge?
     
  20. Stevie-Ray

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    Yah, I was one of the fortunate to actually go to the top of the south tower of Big Mac. (Had a cousin in the Bridge Authority) Watched a good portion of the annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day from a vantage point seen by very few, after following George Bush Sr. across. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
     
  21. WillBrayJr

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    Shear_Stress,

    It's the 1st paragraph of my post you need to read carefully. My 2nd paragraph was just in case you were going to ask, you would already have your answer.
     
  22. jefnvk

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    Ice fishing is also great fun, think of it as an addon to driving your car onto ice. Make sure you pick a day that is about twenty below, with 40 mile an hour winds :p


    On to the Wisconsin guy - who needs paved roads? You can't tell if they're paved for half the year, anyways. When the snow falls, there cease to be paved roads :D And while the NFA thingy sucks, I do think many more would enjoy the CCW than the MG's.

    Stevie - missed a chance to go up. Was at a summer engineering camp at Lake State, and we toured the bridge. Played 'I'm thinking of a number between one and a thousand' for the two to go. I was the third closest :banghead: Did get to go down though the concrete legs, though, which is still cool.

    Is that like an add on or something, to the C&R to allow you to own NFA goodies? When the local MG guy was explaining it, he didn't mention that part. Sucks if it is.
     
  23. dloken

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    Currently pretty much all NFA firearms fit the bill to become C&R weapons based on price. All the ATF needs to do is declare all transferable MGs to be C&R and you'd be good to go in Michigan for MGs, heh.
     
  24. erik the bold

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    You are basing this assumption on what data? 1st degree is:

    (a) Murder perpetrated by means of poison, lying in wait, or any other willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing.

    (b) Murder committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, arson, criminal sexual conduct in the first, second, or third degree, child abuse in the first degree, a major controlled substance offense, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering of a dwelling, home invasion in the first or second degree, larceny of any kind, extortion, kidnapping, or vulnerable adult abuse in the first and second degree under section 145n.

    As I am currently doing research on this subject, please direct me to which of the MCL's covers this.

    I have not heard of a case in Michigan where a good shoot was prosecuted.
     
  25. SteveS

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    This is not true. While there is a duty to retreat while not in the home, it only exists if you can safely do so. Plus, there are many prosecutors that wouldn't bother trying to prosecute someone in a defensive shooting unless it was very bad. There was a case here about 5 or 6 years ago where someone chased the BG for several blocks before killing him. The prosecutor, citing the fleeing felon rule, did not charge the guy.
     
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