Saturday, June 06, 2015

Oregon Universal Registration Rules Contain Hidden Boobytraps

Gun Owner Registration Bill Gets Worse | Oregon Firearms Federation:
(June 02, 2015)

Still need a background check to loan a gun.  But if some way the loaned gun is involved in a felony, you are liable to face the same penalties as if you had not complied with the law.

This is Deja Vu all over again.

They've got you coming and going, so there is little or no incentive to comply.

As if Oregonians had any intention to do so.
 ...  

We've Got An APP For That

NY gun owners seek to halt police confiscations:
Two civil cases are currently challenging the constitutionality of a pistol permitting scheme which allows a county police department in New York state to revoke a person’s license and confiscate their firearms at will. 
[EMPHASIS added]

Wasn't that the whole Concord/Lexington thingie?
[sigh]   Must we do that all over AGAIN?   When will the home-style Tory's ever learn?

(And 'people' say that the Tea Party is irrelevant!)

Thursday, June 04, 2015

One-Handed Slide Racking

TacRack for One-Handed Slide Racking - The Firearm Blog:
The TacRack replaces the rear slide end cap of either a Glock or M&P pistol. It is CNC machined out of 6061 aluminum. The TacRack has ears that allow the user to rack the pistol on a hard surface such as a kydex holster or pistol belt.
I was introduced to a 'one-hand slide rack' technique in 1969, during U.S. Army Advanced Infantry Training (AIT).

But we were using the un-augmented 1911/1911-1A (we were SO "Old school" back then) and we all knew that we were going to a Combat Zone in a few months.  So we paid attention to this training phase as we thought we might be wounded, and discover a need for this skill in combat,

The drill was, if you had to rack the slide of your 1911 using only one hand, it took some strength and skill-training to learn the technique.

Libs playing Twenty Questions with the Constitution (Fool Thou Wert!)

What do you say when some tranzi lib-simp propagandist solicits your opinions on Gun Control *?

Joel knows best, it appears.   I am in awe of his restraint:  it's limited.
And appropriately so, since if you can't convince your opposition withe Sweet Reason you can always beat them over the head with a Clue Bat until they back away.

The Ultimate Answer to Kings: What the hell? Let's join the meme!:'
 What the hell? Let's join the meme! ...Though I confess I'm still not exactly sure what a "meme" is. Guess I should have gone to college, huh? Anyway - I see, courtesy of Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell, that there's this hoplophobic broad who wants to play 20 Questions with gun owners. I'm just absolutely convinced she'll treat the responses she receives with a completely serious and respectful attitude. Also, she asks that responses be backed up with "peer-reviewed articles" or something similar. I can't do that, since I have no peers.
No, I'm not sure which bloggers have been challenged by this 'meme'; I'm just sure that (RTWT) this one from Joel ... which is VERY recent, and is receiving some current attention on the gun-blogosphere ....seems to speak truth to cower.


(*Note: this goes back to a 2010 blog article, and is presented only because of the excellence of the latest response.  The issue is both 'dated', and still 'current'.   no, there is no spam war between pro- and anti-gun bloggers.   Other than the obvious contention, of course.)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

I Am Legend! (There are no more new stories to be written any more?)

I reread "I Am Legend" (1954) this morning, by Richard Matheson.  (My, that man can WRITE!)"   It was just a good as the first two or three times I read it; there are some stories that cannot be improved.

The cover noted that there was a 2007 MOVIE version available, starring Will Smith.

I remember another movie version: "The Omega Man" starring Charlton Heston.

This afternoon I was performing my usual Spring Cleaning by fumigating my house to kill the Spring Spiders. I went to the movies so I wouldn't be poisoned by the Bug Bomb..

I was torn between the new Mad Max movie, or the Earthquake/Disaster film "San Andreas" starring The Rock.  It was loud, but very entertaining.

The reason I didn't go to the Mad Max movie is because it didn't have Mel Gibson in it.  Apparently, he is no longer popular, due to his drunken rants against views several years ago.

Well, I still prefer Mel as Mad Max.  Hey, I don't like Jane Fonda because of her appearances in Viet Cong propaganda films in the 1970's, but I liked here in her movies ("Fun with Dick and Jane", "Barbarella", and "Cat Ballou") so while I deplore her politics, I watch her movies.  And I listen to Barbra Streisand's music and enjoy it, even if she is a political yentl!

So, I watched the remake of "2012", and it the only complaint I had was that (1) I had seen the movie of which it was a clone, and (2) I ran out of popcorn before the movie was over, and (3) the air conditioning was WAY too cold!

When I came back home, I considered that I had just seen the same movie, read the same book, more than once:

I Am Legend (the book)
I Am Legend (the movie, with Will Smith)
The Omega Man (the movie, with Charlton Heston)

Also, the "Mad Max" franchise was pretty much all the same, except that I won't contend that the latest (sans Mel) is the same movie write large.

I'm pretty sure that those of you who read a lot are aware that successful books lead to successful movies, and we go see them because we like the characters, or the actors.  (Who hasn't seen almost all of the John Wayne Movies, the Clint Eastwood movies, and .. well, name your own favorite actors.)

We're watching and reading variations on a theme.

I kind of wish we would find new themes.  These forms of literature grab out attention because they are fresh, and we are excited by new ideas.

There's a reason why I haven't been to a movie theater (before today) for five years.  I wasn't disappointed by the movie, but I found that I wanted to press REWIND so I could see some detail that I THINK I missed before.  ( I guess I've been spoiled by DVDs,)

I have got to get out of the house more!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

CHECK FIRE! (Where's The Target ... WTF?)

U.S. bombers hold fire on Islamic State targets amid ground intelligence blackout - Washington Times:

 Nearly 75 percent of U.S. bombing runs targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria returned to base without firing any weapons in the first four months of 2015, holding their fire mainly because of a lack of ground intelligence and raising questions about President Obama’s key tactic in pushing back an enemy that continues to expand its territory in the war zone.
President Obama will not put troops on the ground to ensure that bombing attacks can apply effective fire against ISIS and other extreme terrorist groups.   And yet he continues to order high-altitude bombing attacks against .. ghost targets.  It "looks good in video", but in Real Life it's a waste of time and resources because .. ineffective!

Montrose Toast:
He either fears his fate too much,Or his deserts are small,That dares not put it to the touchTo gain or lose it all.

Since America (in the person of President Obama) has consistently demonstrated lack-of-resolve to directly attack ISIS, what the fracas are we doing in Iraq and Syria to stop their pernicious attacks on innocents?  Either execute war against our enemies, or yield the battleground to them entirely!

And thus, prove that America is a Paper Tiger,

Universities of not-so-much America

Clayton Cramer.: Concealed Carry on Campus Coming To Texas:
 Saturday, May 30, 2015
Concealed Carry on Campus Coming To Texas From May 30, 2015 Reuters: The Republican-controlled Texas Senate voted on Saturday to allow the licensed carrying of concealed handguns in most state university buildings. The measure includes a caveat that lets college presidents designate "gun-free zones" on their campuses.
What do you want to bet that most  college presidents designate their entire campus a "Gun Free Zone"?

Oregon State law also allows the same rights.

University administrators immediately declared that University employees found "packing" faced termination of employment.  Students faced termination of enrollment.

College folks do not take it kindly, when someone tells them how to run their campus.  And yes, they are within their legal rights to undermine YOUR Constitutional rights!

Since I am neither an employee nor a student, I can carry on campus ... but the campus police can still eject me at their pleasure.

Universities still enforce "Free Speech Zones" too, which means that those who wish to exercise their First amendment rights can be ejected if they prefer to orate where the students hang out instead of in an obscure corner of the campus.

Welcome to the conclave of Constitutional Hell .. the universities which are supposed to be teaching our young people to think for themselves.

Is this a Great Country, or what?