Quote of the Day–Joe Huffman(09/13/2012)

Some things aren’t allowed in prison.

Joe Huffman – Comment while driving home from GBR.

September 9th, 2012


[This comment was made on our way home after we were detained because of a little incident.

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You see, we were originally planning on driving straight through prison.  No stops, don’t bother doing anything just stash the goods and go.  Well as we rolled up to the scene we started playing the game of, “Stash the goods”.  We were by no means close to the border either.

On the upside it was a chance to move around and stretch, however I know I wish the stop hadn’t been necessary and I’m reasonably sure others would agree.  We are reasonably sure that someone either got really lucky, or really unlucky.  The other person was in the middle and got the joy of being air lifted.  Joe and I both think there were two people on the motorcycle involved and they only loaded one in to the helicopter.  The bike itself had a second seat too.  But moving on…

While we were standing there taking pictures and the like, after stashing the goods, Joe then ponders the following: “I wonder what the legality of our knives are.”  For you see, neither he, nor your humble scribe bothered to remove our knives and stash them in bag of holding.  To which I reply, “you’re probably fine, it’s a simple locking blade, I on the other hand am !@#$ed.”  I then smoothly unclip my knife and slip it all the way in my pocket.  I don’t feel like finding out how California views spring assist first hand.  As I do this, Joe replies with the above.

I felt it quite fitting. Joe and I were able to escape prison a short time later.  With many telling us to get the hell out of dodge.

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We had no further problems as we made our break for the border. –B]

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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11 Responses to Quote of the Day–Joe Huffman(09/13/2012)

  1. Wolfman says:

    I got a ctash course in knife laws on my way into Orange County once, for a funeral. My brother flew in to PHX, we got in my truck and drove over, realizing at the last second we had our kershaw speedsafe spring assists clipped to our pockets. Apparently, depending on the knife, they are kosher, as the mechanism for spring assist physically holds the knife closed until activation. Lockers without strong detents, OTOH, can be considered ‘gravity knives’ and get you in trouble. Its dumb. But dont tell too many, they’ll call it the Switchblade Loophole for Assault Knives. Blech… Glad Im in Oregon now. At least if I stray into CA its the pretty part.

  2. Old NFO says:

    Glad it wasn’t y’all in the accident… And Cali depends on who pulls you over!

  3. Jake says:

    Well, they definitely only lifted one from that wreck – N205ML is a Eurocopter 350 (a.k.a., an AStar). I’ve seen the inside of one of those (the old HealthNet 5 out of Beckley, WV), and there’s only room for one patient – and his legs are where the co-pilot seat would normally be, and his head is between the medic’s knees (HealthNet 5 actually had a plexiglass partition between the pilot and the patient’s legs, to protect the pilot and the controls from being hit if the patient started flailing around). Those things are tiny!

    • Jake says:

      And just to give you an idea, here’s an interior picture of an AStar set up for medevac work. That setup leaves a little more room than what HealthNet 5 had, but it’s still pretty cramped.

    • Barron says:

      Oh I know after I looked it up when I got home. The could have easily landed a second one though. We were’t that far into BFE. Figuring this is California though it’s hard for me to believe that they don’t have any tandem birds either.

  4. Drang says:

    Making me glad(er) I left when I did…

  5. No, you made the mistake of not going through Winnemucca and avoiding prison entirely. Damn adrenaline junkies, that’s all I can say.

    • Barron says:

      We were driving to Seattle, not Pullman/Moscow. Winnemucca would have been an extra 2.5 hours to get home and an extra 6 gallons of fuel.

      Maybe you should get your state to no longer be prison for us poor saps that need to just pass on through?

      And we came down through Winnemucca BTW since it was from the Boomershoot site.