Saturday, April 21, 2018


We're talking about "Dick's" sporting goods store ... which I never heard of before this week, and I'm pretty sure I'll never hear about after next week:

How to Destroy an AR-15 - Rolling Stone: "We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change," a company spokesperson said in a statement. "We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations."

It's only "inventory", after all.

("Insert your own commentary; you can probably do a better of quoting the MSM than I can.)

Exclusive--Kyle Kashuv: Republicans Must Quit Playing Defense and 'Grow the Second Amendment'

I'm sick of hearing about this Liberal Thrall, and I just want to know where I can go on the Internet to ban his ignorant opinion and reference articles for EVER!

Exclusive--Kyle Kashuv: Republicans Must Quit Playing Defense and 'Grow the Second Amendment': Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv told Breitbart News he is concerned that Republicans are too focused on playing defense to actually seize the opportunity to “grow the Second Amendment.”

You go, Vermont! ( I mean really; get out of America!)

This is just another instance of Liberals asserting their anti-gun platform by presenting "nuisance" laws based on magazine capacity, *

*(Typical of commentators who know nothing about firearms except they're "against them", they got the terminology wrong)

Bullet* Capacity Opponents File Lawsuit Against State | News |
A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday that challenges Vermont’s new law that limits the bullet* capacity of gun magazines. The Vermont Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs is among a handful of plaintiffs asking the court to declare the new limits unconstitutional. The federation claims 52 individual clubs in the state are part of its membership. The Caledonia Forest & Stream Club in St. Johnsbury is among them.
Unstated, but obvious ... it matters less to the proponents of the new rules (* how many rounds are "allowed" in a magazine) than that ANY individual is allowed to own a firearm.  The issue of "'how many rounds" is nothing more than an attempt to undermine the Second Amendment of the Constitution because ... they don't trust their fellow Vermonters.

 Anti-gun people are searching for some reason ... ANY REASON circumvent the Second Amendment rights of their free people.

In their progressive movement, they will toss into the pot every and any specious argument which may undermine the Second Amendment rights of their citizens.  This is a disgusting and underhanded effort, and one which should be contested at every turn.

The sad thing about this battle is that the same people who will defend the First Amendment see no conflict in their efforts to undermine the Second Amendment


Friday, April 20, 2018

Somebody wants to ALLOW you to "own a gun"?

The Liberal talking point is that if you don't NEED a gun, why should you be allowed to HAVE a gun?

Why do Americans need guns? Rip UP the Second Amendment, problem solved.
I won't go into the details of the counter-argument to the 2nd Amendment, but  if you care .. you can go read it here.

But just to give you the flavor, here's a full paragraph quote:
Now am sorry to spit on your 2nd amendment right, but for me self defence is not a valid argument for defending the 2nd amendment. Also the ability to carry arms has been severely restricted by the Gun-Free School zones act of 1990 signed by Gorge [sic] H W Bush, which is ironic considering that 41% of republicans own a firearm compared to only 23% of democrats so kudos to Bush. This does mean though that as a law abiding citizen in a town or city you really can’t carry a gun knowing that you are not breaking a law. As such you would be better just not carrying one, so again if you get attacked by someone you shouldn’t have a gun to defend yourself in the first place because to be carrying said firearm you would be breaking the law
[emphasis added]

And Liberals think that Conservative arguments are not compelling.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

.380 Pistol Banned in Ohio: Mouse Gun Is an "Assault Weapon"

Ohio Politicians are as ignorant as Oregon Politicians (and that's saying something), when it comes to "Gun Control Laws".
Under the bill, an “assault weapon” is an automatic firearm or semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine with the capacity of accepting ten or more cartridges and a semi-automatic firearm with a fixed magazine with the capacity of accepting ten or more cartridges. 

This is why firearms owners hold politicians in such scorn disdain;
Elected officials feel the need to "do something" about the gun control problem, and anything they propose is either illogical, impossible, or inane.

Take  Kel-Tec .380 semi-automatic pistol.  It is "magazine fed", and so by the bill proposed in Ohio it is would be legally defined an "Assault Weapon"!

I don't believe that anyone currently offers for sale a 10-round magazine for the P3AT, but the standard 6-round magazine may be replaced by a 7-round magazine ... which IS currently available.   And who cares?  It's a freaking Belly Gun, inadequate even for self-defense at distances over, say ... six inches?

And it doesn't matter whether a 10-round magazine is available for the Kel-Tec.   Under the proposed Ohio bill, the gun is capable of accepting a detachable magazine with the capacity of accepting ten or more cartridges 

  Which means that if the bill is enacted, the Mouse Gun is now an Assault Weapon.

Nobody wants to take your guns? – The Writer in Black

I ran across this blog article (written a year ago), and after consideration I think the author has so thoroughly "done his homework" that nothing I can say would amount to anything more than Gilding the Lily.

Nobody wants to take your guns? – The Writer in Black:
Whenever I, or others, object to “registration” or bans on transfers, or other forms of “gun control” and firearms restrictions as steps toward an eventual complete prohibition and the confiscation that such would necessarily entail, we get told we’re paranoid and “nobody wants to take your guns.” Well, perhaps we should consider these “nobodies” ...
Take a few minutes. RTWT     (Read The Whole Thing)

Then read this.

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea | FiveThirtyEight

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea | FiveThirtyEight: Americans are dying in different ways than they used to. As of 2014, more were dying from drug use than in years past, even as deaths from alcohol had largely remained unchanged. Deaths resulting from interpersonal violence were on the decline, but fluctuations (and a recent increase) in deaths from suicide meant that violence was still a relatively common cause of death. Over the previous decade, deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — the main types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema1 — had steadied, even beginning to slowly decline, but it remained a leading cause of death.

Senators Skindell And Tavares Introduce Assault Weapons Ban | Senator Michael J. Skindell | The Ohio Senate

Senators Skindell And Tavares Introduce Assault Weapons Ban | Senator Michael J. Skindell | The Ohio Senate: Columbus—Today, Senator Michael Skindell (D–Lakewood) and Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced Senate Bill 260, which would establish an assault weapons ban throughout Ohio.��

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Latest Chicago Joke: Rahm Emanuel

Broke Ass Chicago is at war with the banks.   Guess who will lose?

Rahm Emanuel Wants to Withhold City Contracts to Punish Banks That Won't Restrict Gun Businesses:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wants to use city contracts to punish banks that will not restrict and/or regulate clients involved in the firearms industry.
 “When it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is. The private sector has a role to play in supporting public safety. Chicago should give our business to companies who share our values and want to be part of the solution to gun violence, not profit from it.”
What money? Chicago is broke! 
  They don't have any money, which is the consequence of putting all of its aldermen in the pocket of the Democratic Party.   In Chicago, that's called "putting our money where our mouth is". 

Who knew that a Chicago Politician could be so candid?

The up side is, more banks may now be willing to espouse an "involvement" in "the firearms industry" ... if only to avoid any more involvement with the irresponsible government of that once "Toddling Town".

NRA-ILA | UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control

NRA-ILA | UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control: On April 10,�London Mayor Sadiq Khan�held a secret “knife crime summit” aimed at “tackling violent crime on the city’s streets.” The�UK press lodged�an official complaint against the city after the press and public were barred from the meeting. Two days earlier Khan took to�Twitter to declare, “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife.”

Antigunners lump us all into their own vision of Beer-Tailgating Idiots

The latest New Republic has a sad opinion of firearms owners.  As far as they know, we are irresponsible thrill-seekers who are just waiting/wishing/hoping for an excuse to shoot somebody.

The American Terror Industry | The New Republic:
In the beige scrubland of the Nevada desert, with jagged mountains in the distance jutting up like the teeth of car keys and red-dirt berms all around, I could’ve squinted and imagined myself on a forward operating base somewhere in southern Afghanistan. This illusion was aided by the gun-guy fashion so popular in the age of the AR-15
I've given up on expecting a "fair and balanced" essay on the Second Amendment from the Leftists.

It seems mandatory that when  they write about legal firearms owners, they cannot differentiate between responsible citizens and inner-city gangbaners.  They seem to see us in terms of hopeless, illiterate degenerates with "no schoolin' ner no civility".

Innocent (and "well regulated") shooting matches are perceived as an exercise in "shooting people", and while I don't deny that exercises in self-defense may appear to be assertive rather than defensive by people who don't bother to understand the genre, I tire of the need to explain ... to defend my sport against the ignorantia .. and so I am related to defending my sport agaisnt people who se no "sport' in Defensive shooting exercises.

My eyes kept falling on a black man standing outside the convenience store. He was dressed in baggy jeans and a puffy vest, clothing with plenty of room to hide a weapon. 
We are left wondering why the author singles out the subject of his screed because of his race, because of his mode of dress, or because the author is just fearful of anyone who doesn't fit his personal perception of someone he and trust.   Should this black man in baggy jeans and puffy vest have seemed more "trustable" if he wore a pink IZON shirt, Docker Shorts, and the "correct" shoes?

Perhaps if the author had encountered the man at a Starbucks, he would not have been so easily frightened.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NRA-ILA | Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban

NRA-ILA | Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban: But we don’t have to guess what Justice Scalia might have thought of Massachusetts’ ban on popular semiautomatic rifles, because he joined an�opinion written by Justice Thomas�that dissented from the Supreme Court’s refusal to review a Seventh Circuit decision upholding a very similar ban from Illinois. Characterizing that and similar circuit decisions as “noncompliance with our Second Amendment precedents,” that dissent explained the proper test under�Heller�for which arms are protected by the Second Amendment.� “Heller, Thomas wrote, “asks whether the law bans types of firearms commonly used for a lawful purpose—regardless of whether alternatives exist.” Moreover, it “draws a distinction between such firearms and weapons specially adapted to unlawful uses and not in common use, such as sawed-off shotguns.” The dissent noted, “Roughly five million Americans own AR-style semiautomatic rifles,” and “[t]he overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes … .” The dissenters then concluded, “Under our precedents, that is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.” Nevertheless, Judge Young concluded his opinion by insisting that “Massachusetts is free to ban these weapons and large capacity magazines” and that “Justice Scalia would be proud.” We can only hope that Justice Thomas and his Supreme Court colleagues will one day have a chance to review the Massachusetts ban or a similar law and explain just how wrong Judge William G. Young and his likeminded antigun activists in the judiciary truly are.

Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan

Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan: If, as those who wish a disarmed population claim, the mere presence of firearms makes criminal homicide more likely. How is it that those who not only own handguns but can legally carry them loaded most places, most of the time, have a criminal homicide rate as low as the Japanese?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Things That Make Me Wonder If Being A Range Officer Is Such A Good Idea After All

When you see something like this ... you have to wonder if you really saw what you thought you saw

SayUncle  The hot brass dance:
VFTP posted and then removed that after finding out the original posting was a private group and the poster requested it stay within the group only. Apparently the poster is a range dude there, don’t know if it’s the same one who’s lucky he didn’t catch one of those TWO FUCKING ND’s this idiot popped off directly at him.

When I first saw the video, I wondered if  the two flashes were just reflections of the overhead range lights off a chrome pistol.  Yes, he did break the 180, but ....

Thanks to the comments (above), we know that those were NGs behind the 180 degree limit of safe firearm movement.

I'm unsure about Uncle's comment request that the video "stay within the group only".

This is the sort of egregious safety violation which SHOULD be made public, if only to serve as an example to others.

If your primary duty to keep the gun facing downrange under any circumstances is forgotten in a moment of personal discomfort, you should reconsider the goals of your shooting career.

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.

Who says the Military is humorless?

I recently revisited one of my favorite websites, and I feel like the Joker in BATMAN when I indulge in Dark Humor.

So I decided to share. 

Military Jokes Military Humor:
139. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.

there's also "Sophomoric Humor" ...   check out BATMAN chooses his voice! 

Dems want Universal Registration of handguns

Congressional Democrats can kiss my big black Ford fenders.
Congressional Dems launch drive to bring handgun licensing to more states:

Love your Country; Fear your Government. 
That's the New American Way.  If I had any pistols, I would not tell any Democrats about it.
The sponsored legislation, H.R.5490, would promote handgun licensing programs in states by means of a federal grant program. Introduced last week by lawmakers from Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland and North Carolina, the proponents argue that requiring a person to obtain a permit before they can buy a pistol or revolver saves lives.
{start of rant}
 This is another gun-grabber movement which is bound to turn law-abiding, responsible citizens in felons.   It's an ex post facto law, and an insult to my personal integrity.   I didn't spend a year toting a gun in service to  Democrats who started the war,  just to now discover that my country does not trust me to own a gun. 
{end of rant}

Not that I own any firearms, of course.   Nor would I admit it if I did.