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550 – Gun Buy Backs at Christmas Time

550 – Gun Buy Backs at Christmas Time

Gun Back Backs, tips for the new gun owners,

“Purity Test” from David B Cole from blackmanwithagun.com

Shoot Don’t Shoot

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-09-21/news/1993264006_1_intruder-slaughter-shotgun

Interview with conservative political tv mogul Tucker Carlson taken from an episode 353

And a whole lot of old Christmas era commercials that I grew up with to put you in the holiday mood.[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6030765/height/360/width/450/theme/standard-mini/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”450″ placement=”bottom” theme=”mini”]

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549 – What Does A Reasonable Man Sounds Like

549 – What Does A Reasonable Man Sounds Like

As I listen and watch what others have been putting out in the media I realize that I am not trying to compete with that.  I am here to remind you that communication of our way of life, the American way, truth, justice, freedom is in your hands.  Communication is a powerful tool.  It helps online and in your home life.

 

This episode I take some bits from episode 134 and put a new spin on communication for us pro-rights folks. Michael J. Woodland defines MOA for us.[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6006198/height/360/width/450/theme/standard-mini/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”450″ placement=”bottom” theme=”mini”]

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Gun Laws: Illinois

Gun Laws: Illinois

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Gun Law weekly. Before we jump into this week’s State, Illinois, we’d like to quickly address that there were a few errors in last weeks’ article about gun laws in Texas. Thank you readers’ for pointing out those errors and this week we are working harder to provide direct links to the relevant legislature and are reading the legislature directly so that we can avoid these mistakes in the future.

 

With that being said the show must go on so without further ado: Illinois.

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Possession

 

To purchase a firearm of any kind in Illinois you need a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card (430 ILCS 65/2). After you obtain an FOID though you do not need to register any firearms you purchase. In purchasing a handgun however there is a 72 hour mandatory waiting period before picking up your new handgun and there is a 24 hour holding period on any rifle or shotgun before you can take possession (720 ILCS 5/24-3). If you are purchasing multiple firearms or need a gun case to transport your new firearm securely then this would be a good time to look at gun lockers and other gun storage solutions.

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The requirements to obtain a FOID card are as follows:

 

  • At least 21 years old, or at least 18 with parental consent (and a parent who is eligible for a FOID card).
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident, and
  • Eligible to obtain and possess a firearm under federal law.

 

Additionally you must not be:

 

  • A convicted felon.
  • A minor convicted of certain misdemeanors, crimes that would be felonies if committed by an adult, or who has been adjudicated delinquent,
  • Addicted to certain controlled substances, or
  • “mentally impaired” or “intellectually disabled”

 

Transportation and Carrying

 

Moving onto transporting and carrying your gun, residents of Illinois can conceal carry their handgun if they obtain a concealed carry license from the Illinois State Police. For a full list of the eligibility requirements you can visit their site here. Otherwise you are still allowed to transport your firearm as long as you meet one of the following conditions:

 

  • Are broken down in a non-functioning state.
  • Are not immediately accessible.
  • Are unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person who has been issued a currently valid FOID Card.

 

This is not a full list, I highlighted the first three because these are the easiest to achieve. There are also additional exceptions made for hunting and target shooting in regards to transportation and open carry. To see all of conditions you can transport your firearm in see the link at the bottom of the article for 720 ILCS 5/24-1 (4). There are also location restrictions where concealed carry permit owners aren’t allowed to have their handgun. This extensive list can be found here.

 

Non-Residents

 

Non-residents are allowed to have a firearm without an FOID if it is unloaded and in a case or if they are:

 

– Hunting and has a non-resident hunting license, while in an area where hunting is permitted.

– On a target range recognized by the Department of State Police.

– At a gun show recognized by the Department of State Police.

– Currently licensed or registered to possess a firearm in his state of residence. (NRA-ILA)

 

The section of the law that deals with non-resident firearm possession referenced here is 430 ILCS 65/2, which deals with FOID Card exceptions, as is the case with most non-residents. Non-residents are allowed to obtain a Concealed Carry License so if you are frequently in Illinois this may be a good solution for you.

 

These are the basic firearm laws in Illinois. The majority of this information was found in the FOID Act, Concealed Carry Act and the Unlawful Use of Weapons Act. With interpretation help from the NRA, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Illinois State Police website.

 

Like all laws these are subject to change. There may also be county and city laws not covered in this article that change your ability to carry, transport and otherwise possess your firearm.

 

430 ILCS 65: FOID Act

 

430 ILCS 66: Firearms Concealed Carry Act

 

720 ILCS 5/24-1: Unlawful Use of Weapons Act

 

NRA-ILA Illinois

 

Illinois State Police Firearm Services Bureau

 

 

 

 

 

Option for Spare Magazine Carry – A Vital Aspect of the Concealed-Carry System (The Gideon)

Option for Spare Magazine Carry – A Vital Aspect of the Concealed-Carry System (The Gideon)

The process of selecting the concealed carry firearm that is best suited for you is a daunting task to say the least. An even more monumental task might be the selection of a method of carry. Not only do discussions of such things spark heated debate among your friends and personal insults from our childish brothers and sisters, but these decisions force you to be more aware, than you ever wanted to be, of how your body shape dictates comfort. You also have to consider your wardrobe, the nature of your career, and pay close attention to the time you spend sitting and standing as you progress through your day. I apologize if this dialogue has caused you to recall the painful memory of working the kinks out of your concealed carry system, but I am happy to say that I have some good news about a vital component of your system.

 

If you have made the decision to carry a firearm, one of the things that is agreed upon, by most competent instructors, is the necessity to carry a spare magazine. The most obvious advantage to carrying a spare magazine is that it is an additional source of ammunition. Further, of all the potential complications that could occur with a firearm, the quickest and easiest to fix is a magazine problem (throw it away and grab another). With that said, there are several options available for carrying a spare magazine; IWB, OWB, and ankle just to name a few, but my favorite method is to carry it in the off-side pants pocket.

 

My pursuit to find a well-made holster for this application led me on a survey of the websites maintained by many reputable holster manufacturers. In the last few months I have used the Galco PMC Pocket Magazine Carrier and the Milt Sparks PCH-M, both of which are well made and very nice, but my personal preference between the two is the Milt Sparks holster. I can’t overstate the quality of the holster! Having said that, the problem is that at a price point of $65.50 and a wait time of up to 18 weeks, it is difficult for me to justify purchasing multiple variations of the holster to suit different firearms. My affinity to the Milt Sparks holster initiated a search for a similar product at a lower price point, which was concluded at www.crossbreedholsters.com with the discovery of The “Gideon” Pocket Mag Carrier.

 

This holster is made to fit magazines for 166 different firearms (according to my personal quick count), is available in 5 different colors, and has an approximate two-week order fulfillment time, all at a price point of $24.95! What more could I ask for?! As a fan of Crossbreed products, I had no reason to doubt the quality of the product, and therefore, ordered three different carriers. I have been carrying them in my pocket for the last 30 days, and so far, it has not disappointed. The leather and stitching are of the highest quality, and the design of the product leaves plenty of room in my pocket for additional every day necessities.

 

If you’re looking for a solid product in which to carry a spare magazine in a pocket, I can highly recommend that you consider The “Gideon” Pocket Mag Carrier as you advance in your pursuit of your ideal concealed carry system.

 

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crossbreedholsters.com

 

Gun Laws: Texas Hold’em

Gun Laws: Texas Hold’em

People not in the gun community often think that Texas would be the Wild West when it comes to gun laws but it’s not.  It is not the most relaxed State when it comes to possession, open carry and laws requiring secure weapon storage. While there is good reason and clout to back up these rumors, Texas still does have gun laws that you have to follow and should be aware of.

 

To start, there are no rifle, shotgun or handgun registration laws in Texas. That means that there is no waiting period to buy a gun if you woke up in the morning wanting one. This includes weapons deemed “assault” weapons by Federal laws and other State laws. Additionally, this extends to ammunition capacity where there is no limit on how much ammunition you can have in a magazine or on your person. In short, the only limit to how many bullets you have is your capacity to store them. Or money.

 

The only time you will need to get a permit in relation to firearms is when you want to carry a handgun concealed or open. As of January 1st 2016 you are allowed to open carry a handgun, in a safe non-threatening manner, if you have a concealed carry permit. You are allowed to open carry a shotgun or rifle without a concealed carry permit unless it is in a manner “calculated to cause harm”. So be careful because the wording can be slippery and is up to the police to interpret.

 

City dwellers should pay extra special attention to the exceptions to these rules, which are; even with the open and concealed carry permit you are not allowed to have firearm in:

 

  • texas-weapon-storage-225x300Amusement Parks.
  • Churches and other places of religious worship.
  • Hospitals.
  • Correctional facilities.
  • Courts.
  • Polling places on Election Day.
  • High schools.
  • In an establishment where 51% or more of the revenue comes from alcohol.
  • Inside an airport.

 

In regards to transportation you may carry a loaded handgun within reach in a vehicle as long as it is out of sight. Long guns, as in shotguns or other rifles, may be loaded, within reach and in plain view in the vehicle.

 

If you are not from Texas it may be hard to purchase a firearm while in Texas because you must show ID to buy a firearm and in many stores they will not sell them to you because of the potential conflicts with other States laws. Also, if you have a concealed carry permit from another State, Texas will allow you to open carry in their state as well.

A note on safety in these troubling times, in light of the recent shooting in Houston. If you live in one of the big cities (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas or Fort Worth) the only city that is high on the FBI’s list of most dangerous cities in Texas is Houston. Austin particularly is noted to be very safe, so just because you live in a state that has relaxed gun laws and you live in a big city does not mean you have to feel unsafe. Crime rates in the five biggest cities in Texas have actually dropped by an average of 6.5% in the last year.

 

If you are still worried about violent crime or if you are a business owner worried about protecting his/her wares there are plenty of versatile storage options available.

 

 

https://www.texastribune.org/2016/04/22/crime-rates-fall-texas-cities/

https://www.texaslawshield.com/portal/texas-gun-law/

http://www.texasgunlaws.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Texas

 

 

 

Guns Laws Weekly: New York

Guns Laws Weekly: New York

For our first foray into firearm laws we are tackling the big city and state: New York. New York. A state with some of the strictest gun possession and gun storage laws in all of the United States, New York also has special laws that must be adhered to in New York City that do not apply to the rest of the state. It is a state that requires secure weapon storage in certain circumstances, which we will go over later. Generally you will need a license that includes a background check if you want to have a firearm in New York.

Before we go into specific laws dictating firearm possession and storage let’s look at laws concerning weapons in New York City because maybe you happened upon this page looking for ways to defend yourself but do not want to own a gun. Unfortunately, Tasers, electric stun guns or electronic dart guns are all illegal to own in New York. If you live in one of the 45 other states where Taser possession is legal, you can look at secure taser storage to make yourself feel safer in possessing one. To find out if you are allowed a Taser in your state look here.

 

 

Handgun Laws

New York requires anyone who wants to purchase a handgun or pistol to apply for a license in the city or county in which they reside. A handgun license from New York State is not valid for possession of a handgun if you live or move to New York City. If you live in New York City you will need a special license from New York City’s police commissioner. Additionally, you will have to register all handguns you purchase with the New York City Police department.

 

Rifle and Shotgun Laws

If you live in New York City you will need a permit from the police department to own a rifle or shotgun (or handgun). If you live anywhere in the rest of New York State you do not need a license to purchase a rifle or shotgun and furthermore you do not need to register it either.

 

Assault Weapon Laws

Even though you can own a rifle in New York there are certain types of rifles, pistols and shotguns that are prohibited even if you have a license. These firearms are classified as assault weapons and there are very specific definitions to them. For a full overview of how to determine if the firearm you are looking to purchase is considered a so-called assault weapon or not see definition below.

Editors note:

An assault rifle is a selective fire rifle or carbine firing ammunition
with muzzle energies intermediate between those typical of pistol and battle
rifle
 ammunition. Assault rifles are categorized between light machine guns,
intended more for sustained automatic fire in a support role, and submachine guns, which fire a handgun cartridge rather than a rifle cartridge. Assault rifles are the
standard small arms in most modern armies, having largely replaced or supplemented larger, more powerful battle rifles, such as the World
War II
-era M1 Garand and Tokarev SVT. Examples of assault rifles include the AK-47 and the M16 rifle. Semi-automatic rifles, including commercial versions of the AR-15, and “automatic” rifles limited to firing single shots are not assault rifles as they are not selective fire. Belt-fed weapons or rifles with very limited capacity fixed magazines are also generally not considered assault rifles.

For a comprehensive look at what a assault weapon is check out this site from GunCite.com

Transporting Firearms

For carrying your firearm, transporting it through New York or going to your range a good rule of thumb is to transport it unloaded. If it is a handgun you want to carry on your person you will also need a carry license.

If you are an individual from out of New York State wanting to travel through or to anywhere in New York with your firearm you may, but with strict rules. First, while you are in New York your firearm must be unloaded. Second, your ammunition and firearm must be in two separate areas of the vehicle so that both are not easily accessible to people in the vehicle. It is considered a separate area if it is stored in a secure weapon case.

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In Summary

New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States and New York City proper has different laws. It never hurts to give the local government a call to inquire about fiream laws in their area, they are the best resource and weapon safety is important to everyone.

 

References

https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/new-york/

 

 

 

 

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Online Ammunition

Online Ammunition

Lucky Gunner.com

 

There are politicians and anti-rights people trying to stop the sale of ammunition online.

Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg introduced a bill to ban the online sale of ammunition. He and people like Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, support the stupid “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act” that wants ammunition to only be sold by licensed dealers; and buyers who are not licensed dealers will be required to present photo identification; and licensed dealers must maintain records of ammunition sales and report to officials the sale of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed person.

I said “stupid” because laws only apply to the law abiding. What they propose is unfair to the community, and retailers, bureaucratic, and totally unnecessary. Whenever politicians and victims of crimes support this stuff it only affects good people. Terrorist, criminals and the mentally disturbed– don’t follow the rules. You can’t legislate crazy.

This type of action comes after a tragedy when prohibitionist uses our grief against us. Some cities already prohibit the sale of magazines that carry more than ten rounds for example as if that will work. NOT.

I know a online company that I like called LuckyGunner.com that sells inexpensive ammunition and has great customer service. Please support my friends at Lucky Gunner. I’ve had the privileges of meeting them, and enjoying their Tennessee hospitality. They are good peeps.

I have an affiliate link that tells them you made a purchase from my site. I appreciate the support if you do.

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Essay: Insights

Essay: Insights

I’m a proponent of the 2nd Amendment… right to keep and bear arms.

Gun Control, rights, Safety, Lobbyist, legislation, ownership, violence, Anti-Gun Policies, training, etc.

These terms swirl around us.   I can remember those “ Thrilling days of yesteryear!” Cowboys or combat certain images were associated with America’s love for firearms. Which brought me to an awareness that I needed to know how to protect myself properly and responsibly, when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em…   As children, especially boys were encouraged to play with guns, toughening up rite of passage and if someone hits you, hit ‘em back. Cowboys and Indians was the thing to play! We saw cowboys in “Shoot ‘em up” westerns with trusty six shooters. Television shows like The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, characters were featured as gun slingers. Still in re-runs today. Untouchables with Machine guns, the detectives versus the Mob, outlaws and police everywhere with guns. Shows also featured military brigades, fighting for truth, justice the American Way

Women toted pistols…Annie Oakley portrayed by Gail Davis, of course Roy’s Dale Evans. Davis (Betty Jeanne Grayson) was particularly interesting because she was a legendary sharp shooter who wasn’t just acting. She had pistol packing power. Davis’ character, and ability to outshoot men, (while they thought she was a pansy) really fascinated me. There were cops and robbers shows of every sort. Firearms have been a staple “prop” throughout television history. Used to establish, enforce law and order. In movies and real life, the power of a gun let’s you know that something serious is about to go down. A gun is a persuader of perceived power, one upsmanship. Wielding a gun can be intoxicating… It can save your life and if you pull one out you’d better be prepared to use it, know what, how to do what must be done. It’s about accuracy, safety, consequences, aftermath, and perhaps a deadly outcome.

Yes, we want safety; better safe than sorry, when it comes down to being violated, perhaps it’s kill or be killed. Worst-case scenario, last resort, left with no choice, life or death situation, be prepared. Emergency preparedness training must be ongoing. Life circumstances became real and I needed a gun. I had been violated and robbed at gunpoint. I am thankful to be alive to tell this story. The situation could have been the other way…The need to protect/defend myself on another level was of concern. The person was never caught and brought to justice. (Sound familiar?) The responsibility to be an informed, experienced gun owner was obvious. I purchased two. One to keep with me, the other in a safe place to protect my property. I practiced regularly, joined the NRA, and used the range for target practice. That was decades ago, before I understood politics as I do now. If you have to take matters into your own hands to defend yourself, your body must be the ultimate weapon. I am an advocate/activist for what I believe and hold dear. 2nd Amendment advocates are on both sides of the political aisles, diverse, of every political persuasion. Preserving life, using deadly force to protect the life of loved ones and property is not a partisan issue, must be preserved as our 2nd Amendment rights state. There is a delicate balance between protection, safety, awareness, and responsibility. The NRA and reputable gun advocacy organizations have their merits. Better served not being limited in scope to focusing on endorsing any one particular parties’ politics. They need a different approach so that 2nd Amendment rights are inclusive, not exclusive. They need not be pitting themselves against each other concerning gun policy legislation.

My goal is to keep training, honing my skills, improve accuracy, and stay abreast of relevant issues and laws. Setting my sites on new improved weaponry and ammo, and of course watching my back. Bullying isn’t just a youth issue. As I observe the political stance of the American people, I am mindful of safe, sane and solid ways to exercise this right.

When serious issues have arisen local law enforcement tells me, “there’s nothing they can do” after they’ve told me to “ call them if I need them”… I have no choice but to defend myself, take matters into my own hands, if necessary.

This time I’m not training as an amateur. The law is there whether you are a proponent of it or not. That’s what it’s there for…protection. I’m choosing to take advantage of that 2nd Amendment!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                “ Praise God and Pass the Ammo, the heat is on!”

 

This message is intended to raise awareness, gather support, and maintain a voice for gun rights and safety.

Antoinette Singh                                                                                                                                    Writer/Journalist   Gun rights advocate/activist   Radio producer     Civil /Human/ Women’s Rights advocate   Crisis Counselor   Artist /Designer       Woman of God…    

Introduction to Gun Storage Law Series

Introduction to Gun Storage Law Series

50 States. All with different gun laws and gun storage laws. There are many reasons to look up gun laws in your state apart from the obvious: you live there and own a gun! If you are travelling through or moving to a different state you will have to research gun storage transport laws for every state you plan on going through. That can take a lot of time. Sometimes it is not easy to find specific laws on state department websites either.

 

That is why this series exists. Every week we will research and bring to you the most important gun and firearm storage laws in various states, so that you can stop worrying about breaking the law with your firearm.

 

Each week we will take a look at a specific state and compare it to neighboring states so that you will be informed about the different laws you might have to be aware of if you plan on travelling into the nearby states. We will also review Federal gun laws and how they interact with your local laws. Along with this we will take a look at general gun laws to keep in mind while travelling in each state.

 

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We will explore what types of gun storage solutions adhere to the laws in each state. These will range from gun lockers, and wall mounts to cable locks and carry cases with a special emphasis placed on space concerns. We hope to bring solutions that will fit for all living situations from city to rural and from apartments to townhouses.

 

We hope to help you answer all your questions and lingering confusions in the upcoming posts. The aim of this series is to cut down your research time and allow you to travel and store your firearms safely abiding by federal and state regulations. Keep checking back weekly for updates!

 

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#VeteransforKaepernick

#VeteransforKaepernick

I really wanted to present you a Labor Day writing this week, or rather an automated non labor future writing (teaser for next week???), but I really can’t pass (pun intended) on the Kaep situation. You see, I am a Marine, and it seems that in my lifetime people have completely lost touch with what freedom is. If you are one of the ones calling for some type of discipline of Colin Kaepernick from the league or the team, you should check yourself, seriously, you either never knew or no longer understand what living in a free world is. Freedom allows for people to do and say things you don’t like. Get it through your brain housing group, ie your head. You don’t have the power to make people live as you wish. Moreover, quit trying to speak for me, a veteran. We know the sacrifices that we have made, we know why we have made those sacrifices. I wish you would be this outspoken when it comes to taking care of us once we are no longer in active service. I appreciate that you want to honor our sacrifice, but really, it is only a song, and it is the rights of individuals that are most cherished and protected. If you wonder how this ties in with guns or the 2nd Amendment, it is simply a matter that all rights are protected, if one falls or is curtailed than they all can be.

That said, if you are upset, I have a sneaking suspicion that it really isn’t about him sitting. I’m going to guess you are generally good person, and are more than likely to be upset about a multi-millionaire making a statement that others need to be doing more. If that is not the case, maybe you should take a hard look at yourself and your motives and beliefs, that’s a subject for another article. In this case a question that should be asked is what has Colin done to help out the impoverished and oppressed community? I don’t have that answer, and I hope he is out there, but it really is a question we should be asking ourselves. I have posed this question/challenge to dozens of my friends, which is, to quote Bernie I think, to be the change you want to see. Do you really trust an inept (at best) or corrupt (at worst) government to change things? A government that has had 50 years fighting the war on poverty with nothing to show for all its efforts?

Sorry I digress a bit, the challenge is for you to find one or more families that need your help. A buddy of mine is friends with a couple with multiple kids, the mother is struggling in low wage work, and she misses time because of the children, and the father (not married) can’t find work. I am sure many of you have seen this scenario. These people are good people, but they are stuck in continual assistance. My friend is adamant that they need increased assistance, but I asked my friend what he is doing to help them, personally. I believe and explained to him that the most beneficial thing he could do would be to babysit for them while they spend time at the library, learning, developing new skills, with the possibility of starting something of their own. Take a second to think this through with me if we are able to give four hours a week to a single mother, father, or couple, what that the time adds up to over the course of a year. Four hours a week translates into 208 hours a year. In that amount of time a person should be able to learn about something of interest to them, put in some practice time and actually start a business. Also I should note, I understand that his stance was more to do with the system being oppressive, I don’t have the influence or power to change the whole system, but if I can change the lives of one or two families, I think that it is my responsibility to help out.

I am not sure what others are thinking when they get upset at Mr. Kaepernick, I know that it didn’t disgust me or even upset me, but I did wonder what he has done personally to help change anyone’s future. I wonder what each of us have done, what each of us could and should do. We need to be involved in our community’s lives, actually down and personally helping, not just throwing money to an organization or government to waste. If each of us helps one family, it can be generational change for them and their children. My motto this year, and quite possibly for my foreseeable future is to give more than I receive from this world. I hope the same from each of you. Have a wonderful day, peace.

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