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Posted: 1/7/2005 4:33:35 PM EDT
... it kicked ass!
Go buy it and read it.
Nearly 900 pages long and you can count the boring parts on one hand.

Unintended Consequences, by John Ross
Don't go to Barns & Noble or Borders, they donate all sorts of money to the left. You'll have to find some random book store that can order it, I got my copy in less than a week from a local place.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:38:24 PM EDT
I bought it for like $7.00 from a used book store. People should try there first.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:38:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:43:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 4:45:28 PM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]
shameless plug for him:

www.john-ross.net


Having met him once a couple years ago, he's a cool guy.


doh. if I hadn't taken time to read some more stuff on his page.....
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:45:28 PM EDT
Yes I read it. It took me about three times before I realized that Janet Reno was the ugly hag in the doublewide.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:47:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:49:13 PM EDT
The historical parts were great. The first half of the new stuff was good. The idiotic wish-fulfillment at the end was totally silly.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:53:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:53:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The historical parts were great. The first half of the new stuff was good. The idiotic wish-fulfillment at the end was totally silly.


Well, you know, there has to be something to make a movie from!
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:54:17 PM EDT
Let's just say... I'd get caught.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:01:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:05:05 PM EDT
I enjoyed it.

Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:05:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Biggame223:
www.farmertan.com/daily/062302/posing_pig.jpg



Alright, I give up already....

Is that Imbroglio OR A-Rock?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:06:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:06:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 5:09:05 PM EDT by tommytrauma]

Originally Posted By Biggame223:



It's amazing how much that looks like Ted Kennedy.

Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:12:11 PM EDT
TTRauma,

Where'd ya get the "Molon Labe" shirt?

GR
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:19:14 PM EDT
ETH! Glad to see ya on the board again!


Hope you're feeling better, and any recovery left goes well and quickly for you.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:21:13 PM EDT
Oh I can't read that my mother-in-law in D. Fine-Swine
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:24:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The historical parts were great. The first half of the new stuff was good. The idiotic wish-fulfillment at the end was totally silly.



Work for the government, do ya?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:33:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:53:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By greenranger:
TTRauma,

Where'd ya get the "Molon Labe" shirt?

GR


A Gent named Correia takes orders periodically on thehighroad.org. He has a hat order going right now. Probably another month or so before he does another shirt order. Good stuff, good prices.
thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=70094&highlight=correia
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:03:16 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:06:56 PM EDT
Great read, couldn't put it down.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:18:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeTx:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The historical parts were great. The first half of the new stuff was good. The idiotic wish-fulfillment at the end was totally silly.



Work for the government, do ya?



No, but my brain still works. And I KNOW that no government in the history of the world heretofore or that is likely to exist in the future would have made the "deal" the president made at the end of the book.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:27:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

No, but my brain still works. And I KNOW that no government in the history of the world heretofore or that is likely to exist in the future would have made kept the "deal" the president made at the end of the book.



Fixed it for ya - Governments promise much - Deliver little.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:47:37 PM EDT
Grabbed UC and Bostons Gun Bible updated book some time ago.

Almost finished Bible.

UC still in a plastic wrapper sitting in my truck. One of these days...............
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:02:56 PM EDT
I rec'd a Brand Spanking New Copy from the ARF.com Christmas Gift Exchange thanks to HIPPO. Anticipate on starting it soon
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:07:24 PM EDT
chick on cover of book has a great set of cans-

i loved the part where the kid is shooting skeet with the BAR

also the 20mm anti tank gun thing was cool as shit
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:14:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 7:15:08 PM EDT by Patriot328]

Originally Posted By sandblaster:
chick on cover of book has a great set of cans-




LOL that made me go back and look at the previous page.. My copy didn't have a cover....


Anyway,

I did like the book, but I thought one thing didn't flow right.... This Bowman gent was really smart... I had a hard time believing he wouldn't catch on that it might just be the cops doing a raid on his place. The way the scene went it never even crossed his mind until it was all over. I would think that he would catch on much quicker. I'm not saying he wouldn't have continued, but I didn't like the way the transition of the plot occured.


I'd recommend it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:15:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By greenranger:
TTRauma,

Where'd ya get the "Molon Labe" shirt?

GR



look in our industry forum.

dvdtracker, a member, and dealer here, has plenty of stuff right here.

support the locals.

txl
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:20:09 PM EDT
Love the gun history part. REALLY loved knockin' the stormtroopers from the sky with WWII technology in the Lahti 20mm. The whole homo rape thing was weird. Why do authors do that?

We all need a 20, 25 and even 30mm gun. Mount one on your deuce and a half.

ENEMIES Foreign and Domestic was OK. Scary part is, I have met federals with the midset of the badguys in that book. Scary shit.

hock.gif
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:26:51 PM EDT
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I read it a few years ago and it is a really good book. So good that I wanted to start writing a movie script using the book as a screen play.
I think once my movie script is done, I will be sending it along to this guy I know in Hollywood and hopefully I will get a movie deal out of it
The movie script will probably never make it off the guys desk but I figure it is worth a shot.
Can't imagine what all it will spark up but I'll have fun watching it all come down... b'cuz it is one hell of a story and most of it well . . . could be true, could happen, you'll see!

M4-CQBR
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:28:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:48:29 PM EDT
It was a good book. I got it at the same newsstand in California that I bought my porn from. Certain parts don't add up, like the failure to pick up on he raid being conducted by the ATF, rather than criminals. I also thought the gay rape was a bit much, but it could have been based on an event in someone's real life.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:52:30 PM EDT
I read it, but it bored me at times with too many details.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:54:14 PM EDT
The next book you should read is The Real Lincoln. I have it, if you want to swap. I have not read U.C. yet but have heard a lot about it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:56:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:04:48 PM EDT
I bought his book when he had a table full of them from the first printing at Knob Creek. He was signing them. He was at a table next to Kent Lamont. Both are great guys.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:27:31 PM EDT
Revolting and barbaric.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:33:04 PM EDT

The whole homo rape thing was weird. Why do authors do that?


H.B. seemed larger than life in so many ways then the rape part knocked him down a bit and the drinking started. It made him human.

I also suspect that it helped him empathize with the other sex abuse victims in the book.

YMMV
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:41:06 PM EDT
I liked it but could not get passed the aviation information screw-ups. Seemed like the author was just stuffing the chapters with needless information that was not factual. Good plot though. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:44:48 PM EDT
I've read it twice now.

Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:49:52 PM EDT
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Yah, too much detail at times. The history was great. I never heard about the bonus soldiers before.

Another good read is Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:51:31 PM EDT
John Ross's office is only a couple miles from where I grew up - the restaurants, area, etc in the book are real. When I was a kid, my Dad & I went to the Steak & Shake he mentions in his book quite a bit. John Ross now also teaches CCW classes in St. Louis County.....a friend of mine just went through his course last weekend, and emailed me this:


Had my CCW classroom part last night. I have a certificate and I can apply for states that don't require the practical part... like Florida. That John Ross was pretty good. He's quite a character. The class was entertaining and he gave a lot of advice for staying out of trouble, both from criminals and police. Since he was closely involved in the passage of Missouri's CCW law, he knows a lot of lawyers and politicians. Lot of relevant info. Only nine in the class.

I guess you probably know or heard that he's a big revolver enthusiast. A big enthusiast of big revolvers. He says he counted his .44 magnum collection and he has 33 of them. So anyway during a break, I get a conversation going on what do you carry. I'd like to carry my Glock 21, but think if may be too thick and I might not carry it everyday. He stands up, raises his arms and asks, "can anyone tell what I'm packing." I didn't even see that he was packing, but only assumed so because of his reputation. People call out all sort of guns and he says, "bigger." I never would have guessed this but he reaches into his pants and pulls out a S&W 500. Now, that's not his normal carry gun, he is just been carrying it on a trial basis to see what it's like. He's a fan of the "smartcarry" abdominal belt. Also carries an an airweight dao .357 in a pocket holster. Still, he's says he's been carrying the big .50 16 hours a day lately and he's fine with it. He believes large-cap autos were designed for police that can't get the job done in six shots. He also believes in looking like you mean business when you draw.



Damn....carrying a S&W 500....OK, I'm impressed. And it's a helluva book to boot - I've bought at least a dozen over the last few years to send to friends.
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