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    Wisconsin "Stay at Home" order ends

    Wisconsin ss. 323.10 clearly gives the Governor 60 days in the case a state of emergency was declared. That ran out on Monday. After that, the authority to do anything without getting the legislature...
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    "you do have the right to use necessary force to...

    "you do have the right to use necessary force to effect a citizen's arrest of a felony suspect in every state of the union"

    Well, I live in Wisconsin and "citizen's arrest" is NOT addressed...
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    Smith & Wesson Chief Specials

    When I started as a cop (1981) most agencies around here carried S&W Revolvers, mostly K frames. Among the more knowledgeable shooters, the 3 inch Chief's Special was a very popular off duty & backup...
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    “Breakfast was Bond’s favourite meal of the day....

    “Breakfast was Bond’s favourite meal of the day. When he was stationed in London it was always the same. It always started with very strong coffee, from De Bry in New Oxford Street, brewed in an...
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    I live near Madison, Wisconsin Where I live,...

    I live near Madison, Wisconsin

    Where I live, people have taken the Governor's "stay-at-home" order VERY seriously. Vehicle traffic on the roads is down 40-50% (both by personal observation and...
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    I gotta quit buying neat out-of-print books from...

    I gotta quit buying neat out-of-print books from amazon and eBay and ABE and places like that . . . .

    And as my Dad used to always tell me, "Just because it's on sale doesn't mean you HAVE to buy...
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    Years ago I had a (now deceased) partner/evil...

    Years ago I had a (now deceased) partner/evil twin who liked to listen to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell while patrolling on the midnight shift.

    This guy also claimed to have been abducted by...
  8. About 30 years ago we had a Lieutenant from the...

    About 30 years ago we had a Lieutenant from the Sheriff's Department come to suburban in-service and give a class on ethics.

    He seemed to feel that if you took a free cup of coffee from a merchant...
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    I live in Wisconsin. The Governor just extended...

    I live in Wisconsin. The Governor just extended the stay at home order until May 24th.

    I think that was a good move. If circumstances improve, they might choose to loosen up a little around the...
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    One thing that scares me is, people have a short...

    One thing that scares me is, people have a short memory. They get caught up in the complexities of their own life and forget what they just lived through.

    Hopefully after this catastrophe the U.S....
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    When you're working on an unusual project and...

    When you're working on an unusual project and need something but you're not even sure what it exactly is that you need, go to your local hardware store and go talk to the grumpy old guy in the back...
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    The first person who got sick was at the SHOT...

    The first person who got sick was at the SHOT show in Las Vegas in January and came home sick.

    The first case in the U.S. that was identified as COVID19 was in January. It’s hard to know for sure...
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    I'm glad I bought a bunch of .22LR and 9mm ammo...

    I'm glad I bought a bunch of .22LR and 9mm ammo (on sale) in February and early March.

    I ordered a bunch of books. I think I have enough reading material if I have to self quarantine until 2050 or...
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    "I retired in 2016 as a much-heralded police...

    "I retired in 2016 as a much-heralded police chief of Dallas Police Department"

    Well, at least he's humble about his accomplishments . . . .
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    I know six people who probably had the virus —...

    I know six people who probably had the virus — one retired cop, two former cops, and three still working. In each case, they were down over a week with a fever and took a few weeks to come back to...
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    Poll: sparking water

    Gerolsteiner. But only if it's very cold
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    And where EXACTLY is it that cops are allegedly...

    And where EXACTLY is it that cops are allegedly not responding to batteries, burglaries, and criminal damage to property?

    After the fact/cold scene they might be taking a report over the phone...
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    1918 Flu epidemic

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/how-fragmented-country-fights-pandemic/608284/

    How a Fragmented Country Fights a Pandemic
    During the 1918 influenza crisis, public officials...
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    Well we are dealing with a health emergency...

    Well we are dealing with a health emergency they’ve never dealt with before involving a highly contagious sickness that nobody has an immunity to, that has the capacity to overwhelm medical resources...
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    How do you know you're not contagious? Have you...

    How do you know you're not contagious? Have you been tested?

    You talk about your "rights" but you don't say anything about your responsibilities to the rest of the people in society.

    But, if...
  21. I was just talking to the proprietor of a local...

    I was just talking to the proprietor of a local gun shop on Monday.

    They usually sell about two dozen guns a week. In a ten day period they were selling two dozen guns a day. Many of the people...
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    I have three of those for a G17 and they work...

    I have three of those for a G17 and they work fine for practice, in my experience.
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    Made in Korea maybe? Possibly fine for...

    Made in Korea maybe?

    Possibly fine for practice mags. I’d stick to OEM Glock magazines for defensive use.
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    Sig P230

    I bought a used Sig P230 in 1990. It was a West German made gun and the soon to retire deputy I bought it from said he bought it new in 1985.

    The gun runs like a watch. The only problems I ever...
  25. I suspect that most of the people buying guns now...

    I suspect that most of the people buying guns now had considered it in the past and finally decided to “pull the trigger” on a purchase.

    I bet that few of the vehemently anti-gun people suddenly...
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