He was dead long before Mr. Zimmerman shot Mr. Martin.
When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin the media portrayed it as an over zealous community watch man. We were shown kiddie pics, altered 911 logs and a lot more.
But then folks scoured the web and Martin started to look more like a thug. dealer, gangster, thief.
These text messages leave little doubt that the cute little boy was sadly dead a long time before Mr. Zimmerman shot Mr. Martin
I'm sitting on the screened in porch, drinking in our current mild-temperature/low humidity weather that will be here for all too short a time. I'm also drinking a French 75 (cocktailblogging to follow). The honeysuckle smells delightful. Instead of music, I have the birds singing in the yard here in Camp Borepatch. And someone in the neighborhood is practicing "taps", no doubt for the coming Memorial Day weekend.
For a short, delightful instant, it's peaceful. I dare say that will change soon, but for now it's a welcome respite.
... some moments happens in your life that you say yes right up to the roots of your hair, that makes it worth having been born just to have happen. laughing with somebody till the tears run down your cheeks. waking up to the first snow. being in bed with somebody you love... whether you thank god for such a moment or thank your lucky stars, it is a moment that is trying to open up your whole life. If you turn your back on such a moment and hurry along to business as usual, it may lose you the ball game. if you throw your arms around such a moment and hug it like crazy...
You can't block the signal.
That's a saying about the Internet, which was designed to be massively decentralized and self-healing when some of the nodes are taken out. While that idea was originally born of the Mutually Assured (nuclear) Destruction days, it turns out that the designers did their work well.
Another saying is the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. It's made Open Source possible, destroying old business models and giving rise to a myriad of new in an explosion of creative destruction. Microsoft crushed Netscape because there was a single entity to attack and drive out of business; they could never do the same to the Apache Foundation or Kernel.Org because both of those are massively decentralized.
And so when we look at how the Fed.Gov made Defense Distributed take down their plans for the 3D Liberator pistol, we grasp in an instant that theirs is an old mind set, similar to the mind set at Honeywell Computers or CBS News. They don't get it, that the toothpaste is out of the tube and not going back in.
Just how out of the tube is it? ...
At the very least, how do you stop drug gangs from smuggling in or stealing 3D printers? From Fox News:
A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin warns it could be "impossible" to stop 3D-printed guns from being made, not to mention getting past security checkpoints. . . .
The guns threaten to render 3D gun control efforts useless if their manufacture becomes more widespread.
"Significant advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing capabilities, availability of free digital 3D printer files for firearms components, and difficulty regulating file sharing may present public safety risks from unqualified gun seekers who obtain or manufacture 3D printed guns," warns the bulletin compiled by the Joint Regional Intelligence Center. . . .
So I ended up sleeping all day, waking up every so often to read my email and pet the Wonder Beagle, who was methodically pushing me off the bed. In my periods of lucidity, I thought a lot about the London terror attack and what it can teach us. In truth, when a person gets knocked down by a car, the first thing that goes through that person's mind isn't likely to be that the car's drivers and
Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don't know her -- but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which will soon store almost half of all Americans' health information. If the crony odor and the potential for abuse that this "epic" arrangement poses don't chill your bones, you ain't paying attention.
So, if you look to the right, you'll notice that I have removed a few blogs that have not been updated in quite a while. I left Xavier, Breda, and Projects there because I like them, and can't bear to have them off my sidebar. I have updated the list to include a few of my daily reads, though. Tam, Chris Hernandez, Old NFO, and The Gun Blog Black List are all now in the sidebar. These are all daily reads for me... as are all the other links on the right... basically, that over there is a list of my wanderings on the 'net...
Enjoy, and happy reading.
The Boy Scouts of America voted today 69-31 for inclusion of openly gay members into its ranks.
Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of BSA’s National Council who were attending their annual meeting.
Antonio Gramsci’s long march through the institutions continues apace and “Morally Straight” has been swept off the board at the BSA.
Spotted yesterday (May 22) – this unmanned arial drone was seen just above treetop level.
The police department in Arlington, TX got FAA approval in 2011 to use two Leptron helicopter drones.
This latest order, essentially a two-week extension, will not seem like much to government lawyers who draw their salaries and go home at the end of the day to situations where it is their choice if the expenses they face are within their means. That’s not so for the Reese family, and every day they are denied a resolution to their ordeal is a day where legal and living expenses mount as their assets are walled off and their livelihoods are cut off from them. [More]Today's Gun Rights Examiner report notes justice delayed -- which is just the way the government likes it.
To summarize my performance on the Plates today, here is this simple image.
Guns are banned at schools. This could not have happened:
A teacher at White Elementary was arrested Monday for having a gun on the school premises, police said Tuesday.
The 31-year-old man was seen with a gun by someone at the school, 5148 S. Kansas, which is south of Hydraulic and 47th Street South, Lt. Randy Reynolds said. Principal Marcia Shepler called police about 12:30 p.m., according to a police report.
Gun rights and gay rights. They’ve each adopted one another’s strategies successfully.
Bonus for it being a law named after a person, which is usually a sign that the law is dumb.
MUSLIM PEDOPHILE SEX GANGS…now in Washington State too
Click here to watch the video.
'Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there. You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?' the officer, who identified himself as Ray, told the caller.
You know what is a good way to ask someone to go away?
A .357 to the chest.
Maybe it will be ironically funny.
Not sure long this deal will last. The last time I brought this to the blog, you folks bought up hundreds of the things. Plano Ammo Can (Field Box) Once again, they are $10 off on a purchase of $50, with free shipping. That means buy six, and you get about 15% off, with the $9.79 price as I write this. I now have almost all my ammunition in these, and my primers as well. They are just
Spotted this over at Firehand’s place, had to steal it.
(Friend) and I were talking last night and came to a conclusion: Oklahoma is the Australia of the United States.
Let’s see: all the poisonous snakes. All the poisonous spiders. Scorpions. Alligators. Mountain lions. Bears. Fire ants. Tornados. Winds. Floods. Droughts. Wild fires. Earthquakes. Landslides. Blizzards. Ice storms. Severe storms. The most consecutive days over 100 degrees in recorded history for all of the United States. We even managed to have a hurricane once. And I’m sure I’m missing something.
Hadn’t really thought about it that way, but I think he’s got a point. Australia has better beer though.
Even if Oklahoma is trying to kill us all, I still love it. It’s a place just full of evil Conservative Capitalists preying on the downtrodden. (and by ‘preying on’ I mean giving $3 million dollars to.) Yes, this would b...
The Tactical Handyman is a big fan of one of Ernest Emerson’s best contributions to the world of tactical knives (that is really saying something, considering he invented the tactical knife) – the Emerson Opener. The Emerson Opener, also known as the “Wave” opener, is a basically a hooked protrusion on the spine of a [...]
It sounds as if this woman should have invested in buying herself a gun. From the UK Daily Mail:
A terrified woman from Josephine County, Oregon, dialed 911 to report that her violent ex-boyfriend is trying to break into her home, but in response she was told that there are no officers on duty to help her. . . .
Eventually, the crazed man forced his way into the house, choked his former girlfriend and raped her without no one there to stop him.The suspect, Michael Bellah, was later arrested and pleaded guilty to kidnapping, assault and sex abuse. . . .
Apparently CNN—a sucky, biased, boring, news channel which is only watched in airports and doctor’s waiting rooms—has a website with blogs on it! Of course, their blogs are of the same high quality that we’ve come to expect from CNN on TV.
Recently I was able to participate in a Twitter fight with one of CNN’s professional bloggers, though I hesitate to use the word fight to describe it, as it was really more like some drunken Norwegians brutally clubbing a baby seal. Most of my regular readers aren’t on Twitter, and the ones on Facebook just got snippits as the day went on. So this blog post is here by popular demand. Because I care.
I’m Twitter friends with Nick Searcy and Adam Baldwin. Both of these guys are great actors, and some of the few out of the closet conservatives in Hollywood. Because they are famous, active on the internet, and go against accepted group think they get attacked by caring liberals all day. Adam debates with them and Nick just makes fun of them.
I found this CNN blogger through one of these guys, but can’t remember which one now. His writing is your usual smug lib nonsense. Guns are bad, m’kay. Why are you guys such hatey hate m...
I recently got an email asking for my opinion on several .22's for steel shooting at the higher levels of competition. After I finished answering the question, I decided that there are others who might like to read the answers too, so here it is. Please note that I am only discussing specific models, and there are other good .22 out there too.
You question regarding .22's is a good one, and there is no simple answer. Not one the top shooters are shooting 22's that are not carefully tuned. ALL 22's are sensitive and the most important feature is that they go BANG every time you pull the trigger!
At the very highest levels of competition you see a lot of S&W Model 41's. Personally, I think the High Standard, although often overlooked, is the best available. High Standard is still in production, and parts are available. The entire gun is steel, like the Mod.41. All of the High Standards with the 1911 grip angle are essentially the same inside. Even the 51/2" barrel is very accurate. The trigger is excellent, right out of the box. My High Standards, except for the barrel and sight, are just about stock. I use the Volquartsen extractor, t...
Tim explains it well over at Gun Nuts. Tim and I were in a class together recently where we ran into a similar issue. Another instructor teaching on the bay next to ours thought it was perfectly safe to have his carbine students climb up a hill behind us and shoot… from a position in [...]
If real, this could be as significant as Watt's perfection of the steam engine: Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All
Read it and all the links, but here's the pullquote:
While a few commentators have raised criticisms concerning how the measurements were made and sources of error others have argued that the energy produced is so significant even knocking off an order of magnitude on either axis still portrays a process with insanely valuable output.Faster, please.
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio's wild turkey hunters checked 18,391 birds during the 2013 spring hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The state total is a 4 percent increase from 2012, when hunters harvested 17,646 birds. The 2013 harvest total is a combination of the youth turkey season and the spring turkey season, April 20-May 19. Ashtabula County again led the state in the number of wild turkeys killed during the four-week season with 766.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people hunted turkeys during the spring wild turkey season. Prior to the start of the spring hunting season, ODNR Division of Wildlife biologists estimated the wild turkey population in Ohio to be 180,000 birds.
Wild turkeys were nearly eliminated in Ohio before being reintroduced in the mid-1950s by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio's first modern day wild turkey season opened in 1966 in nine counties, and hunters checked 12 birds. The total number of checked turkeys topped 1,000 for the first time in 1984. Spring turkey hunting opened statewide in 2000.
Hunting licenses purchased now are valid throughout the 2013-2014...
“A lot of people think they are prepared to defend themselves simply because they are able to stand at the range on a calm day and hit a target at 7 yards. That’s a little like thinking you are prepared to play in the NBA simply because you can usually sink a free throw.”
That’s what I wrote on Cornered Cat’s Facebook page yesterday. One of the people who saw that post complained that it might discourage people from trying to defend themselves at all. “All things have to start somewhere,” she wrote. “Reading that comment may now put a lot of people off from even starting to be able to defend themselves.”
My response to her on FB probably sounded short and abrupt (the venue does not exactly lend itself to long, thoughtful replies…) but I did understand and sympathize with what she was saying. The funny thing is, that same idea is one I’ve often struggled as I’ve worked to find my voice and my place in this community. So even though I ultimately disagree with her answer, I join her in admiring the question. How can an ethical person tell others that it is fool...
Earlier this week Adobe made a surprise move by putting its Creative Suite 2 software, as well as individual programs like Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2, up for download on its website along the corresponding serial numbers. Initially it was believed the company got tired of keeping the activation servers running to support legitimate installs of ~8 year-old software and decided to give it away. But that’s only partly true.
Turns out Adobe did retire the activation servers used by CS2 back in December, but when legitimate owners of the suite started compl...
Dear sweet fuzzy cthulhu...
EDITORIAL: California to ban fire
Since man first rubbed a pair of sticks together to make a fire, we’ve gathered around a campfire to cook food, enjoy good company and bask in the warmth of the glowing embers. Now the green spoilsports in Southern California want to take that all way, sending beach ring fire pits the way of the caveman.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District will decide this summer whether to order the removal of 850 bonfire pits from Los Angeles and Orange county beaches on the pretense that fire is bad for the environment. To support its position, the agency concocted a study concluding that an evening beach fire creates as much particulate matter pollution as a diesel truck driving 564 miles.And I'll wager that all 850 of those fire pits, burning every single night, 365 days a year, don't put ...
I don’t fundamentally have a problem with the market offering solutions like this one, to allow users to track and disable their gun if it’s stolen, like you would a smart phone. My only concern over the development is that it will soon become mandated, because on my own, I would never buy one.
For one, it’s useless. A firearm is a mechanical device. Any disabling technology could easily be circumvented. The article brings up an example of OnStar, but most cars these days have electronic ignition, and a car can essentially be made into a brick just by the car’s computer refusing to operate the ignition (and there are ways around that, still). Firearms use mechanical ignition. Electronic ignition has been tired, but it was very unreliable. Any “safety” which causes the gun to be disabled electronically could easily be re-enabled by anyone with enough mechanical aptitude to change a car tire. The only way you could successfully disable a gun is by destroying the mechanical parts. If this “smart gun”...
I cannot tell you the last time that happened.
Also, I can make things like this:
Complaint, in pdf, here. The law is quite draconian. Obtaining a "great than ten round" magazine is a felony; continuing to possess one already owned is a misdemeanor on first offense, felony on second. Buying or selling an "assault rifle" is a felony, minimum of two years' imprisonment. "Assault weapon" is defined in a way that may include almost any semiauto with detachable magazine.
One of the more common refrains from people who don’t share my political and socioeconomic views is that because I don’t believe in stealing money from the haves and simply giving it to the have-nots, that somehow I don’t care about them.
In one way, that’s accurate. I don’t care about anyone outside of my monkeysphere and neither do you. Most people use “I care about [nebulous concept]” more as a “I am so holier-than-thou it f***ing hurts” than a statement of actual caring, so I try to avoid it. Honestly, unless I know the person directly or their story hits close to home, I don’t generally care about individuals’ plights because they don’t directly affect me, and that is totally and completely natural. See “monkeysphere” above.
On the other hand, my concern for the downtrodden is a form of self-protection. I’ve been there. I’ve had to split a single pack of Ramen noodles so I had both lunch AND dinner. I was too proud to ask for help because I realized my situation was of my own doing (poor financial management) and that there were others who were tru...
Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's worst disorder in years.I dunno... The EUtopians may seem all soft, docile, and toothless right now, but the recent immigrant welfare sponge class is playing with fire here. Euros have a proven zero-to-jackboots time lower than just about anybody on the planet. Get Gunter or Pierre all backed into a corner and feeling existentially threatened and you'll be wishing you hadn't, faster than you can say "Arbeit Macht Frei".
...where they let you zip line over some alligators in Florida, and I swear to H.L. Mencken that my very first thought was "Is the harness fastened so that it needs some special tool to unlatch? Or is it a quick-release buckle, wide open for someone to commit a very exotic and YouTube-worthy suicide?"
(Bobbi: "The alligators have rubber teeth.")
Og boils blog comments down to their essence.
Remember: The only reason to share little bits of your life with the internet is so that random strangers can tell you that you're doing it wrong.
It's a trick question. It's happening now:
More than 100 members of far-right group the English Defence League gathered near the scene of the suspected terrorist attack last night."Suspected terrorist attack". That's some real Journalism®, right there. And here is what it looked like:
Many were draped in St George’s flags and wore black balaclavas with the EDL logo on.
Riot police holding shields formed a cordon around the area as the EDL members waved flags and chanted 'no surrender to the Muslim scum', ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘England’
I was looking online to order up a replacement for the 1/8" end mill that I broke yesterday, and I am startled to see how expensive individual end mills are. Just the 1/8" end mill at Grainger costs almost as much as this entire collection that I bought several years ago from Little Machine Shop. Admittedly, the end mill from Grainger is U.S. made, and might well last forever with the amount of milling I do.
Yes, another round of storms came through; heavy rains, lightning, some hail, etc. Flood warnings, including the area with people trying to salvage what they can, others trying to minimize further damage to houses still there, and cleanup crews trying to get some improvements done, on streets if nothing else.
Security Staff(Jr.) has never really liked storms, but I've never seen him as scared as he's been the last few days.
This from daughter:
(Friend) and I were talking last night and came to a conclusion: Oklahoma is the Australia of the United States.
Let’s see: all the poisonous snakes. All the poisonous spiders. Scorpions. Alligators. Mountain lions. Bears. Fire ants. Tornados. Winds. Floods. Droughts. Wild fires. Earthquakes. Landslides. Blizzards. Ice storms. Severe storms. The most consecutive days over 100 degrees in recorded history for all of the United States. We even managed to have a hurricane once. And I’m sure I’m missing something.
About the riots in Sweden, from Marja in the land next door:
No hint in Finnish newspapers either about who the rioters are. But no need - most of the co...
Manticore Arms is now selling all of their products via their website! Check out ManticoreArms.com.
Check out Bulkammo.com for their deal on .40S&W (except if you live in Joisey, can't have JHP there). Remington Golden Saber 180 is some of the best JHP in that caliber, and finding it at less than a buck a round is impressive. $20/25rds is a good deal today. They only have 64 boxes left as of this writing though.
With the deadline fast-approaching for lawmakers to enact a concealed-carry law, legislation surfaced Wednesday that allows local law enforcement to object to permit applications while creating a licensing review board that has final say. [More]Why not just let the deadline come?
Master is pleased with us! [Read--or don't]
And of course the "Only Ones" will need to have the access code. [More]
It's only "common sense."
For the children.
Capitalists selling rope--it's almost like someone predicted that.
From that moment forward until the event ended, the gun rights activists were harassed by all day by Wayne County deputies. [More]
This seems to be a pretty fair write-up. [Read]
The reporter asked me if this made me "less inclined to trust Dave Kopel as a source".
No, what it does is reaffirm to me that we are all human and are all capable of being sucker-punched--even the most highly respected among us, and especially if the information is calculated and comes to us from a seemingly credible source.
Who would even think of making up a story like that? And why?
That said, I would not have gone with it just on Kopel's say-so and without further corroboration--his reputation and credibility were what made me willing to invest the time to drop everything and investigate. Everything that happened after that is on me. I took the email he sent me and called Schreiner, who corroborated it. Then I called Korrine, who did likewise, and even went the added step of checking her out and finding her online resume. I also call...
I’m well past my limit with other people pointing guns at me. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve looked down the muzzle of a gun when I’m on the range trying to take a class or do some practice. I’m sick and bloody well tired of having my life and personal safety put in jeopardy because someone is carelessly handling a deadly weapon.
Invariably when I mention to someone that hey, maybe not point the gun at me or anyone else that you don’t intend to kill, a good 80+% of the time I get some sort of pushback. Lip from the person who just pointed a gun at me. Like somehow I’m the one with the ***CENSORED*** problem because I take offense to someone carelessly pointing a lethal weapon at me. On more than one occasion I’ve encountered a real supercalifragilisticexpialidouche-bag who has the unmitigated temerity to ask “What’s the big deal?” when I try a little good-natured reminder to, you know, not do dangerous stuff that might kill someone.
What’s the big deal? WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
Let me break this down: Guns are lethal weapons. Their r...
We need to go right now, shoot the Plates and the Practical!
Mike at The Online Photographer is talking about Adobe’s new subscription model and whether it’s going to be the end of the Photoshop era for him. His main concern isn’t the price so much as having the software changing constantly as new updates roll out. He wonders if that’s going to require him to continuously relearn the interface.
I think most professionals will talk about switching and how unhappy they are with the new licensing. Then they’ll keep on using Photoshop and the other Adobe apps anyway. They’ve got too much time invested learning how to use it, too many files in that format, and the need for file compatibility with colleagues and clients. In Mike’s case, learning a new version of Photoshop is still easier than learning an entirely new program. Inertia is a thing.
For people who aren’t locked into Adobe, DPReview’s ...
Best thing I read yesterday?
Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigns From Post
BOSTON (CBS) — Lt. Gov. Tim Murray has resigned from his post at the State House, effective June 2nd.Riiiiiight. The Worcester Chamber of Commerce approached a guy with ties to questionable fundraising efforts (and known poor driving skills) out of the goodness of their hearts. I'm sure Murray's impressive business acumen is what made the City of Worcester offer him a $200K/year gig. I mean, he was great for the car repair business and late-night pundits...
Murray said he was not actively searching for employment opportunities when he was approached about the job as head of Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
#1 Blogdaughter sends in this heartwarming story of a bully truly getting what she deserves, and parents (including a stepmom) who weren't going to let her get away with it...
10-year-old girl forced to wear thrift store clothing as punishment for being a bully
A Utah woman forced her fiance's 10-year-old daughter to wear an unflattering wardrobe to school after a teacher said the girl was bullying another classmate over the way she dresses.Now that is just plain awesome. Rather than give a meaningless punishment li...
A teacher at the Viewmont Elementary school in Murray last week emailed Mark, the father of Kaylee, and his fianceé Ally, explaining that she was harassing another student for three weeks, Fox13 reports. The last names of the family were not revealed to protect their privacy.
This incident illustrates, if nothing else, the endpoint of the social engineering of the West. It has been remarkably effective. From a certain point of view the British crowd behaved perfectly and this is the way “they” all want us to behave. The populace sheltered in place, didn’t do anything rash, talked to the perpetrators as people. They waited for the police to come and the hospital helicopter to take the corpse away. Some will doubtless get counseling to overcome their shattering experience.
The Connecticut gun control package is going to be challenged in Court. It’s not just Connecticut, but Maryland too. I don’t honestly have much faith in the Courts to do the correct thing in these cases, but circumstances would seem to have forced the issue front and center. I’ve mentioned before, I feel much more comfortable with SAF’s strategy of carefully pressing issues one-by-one, but it’s not clear whether a carry case is going to reach the Supreme Court, given they’ve turned down cert from two appeals in two circuits now, and now Illinois is changing its law.
A lot of folks are upset that a deal has been reached over the CCW issue in Illinois. It would seem neither side likes the deal. But the leadership of the Illinois Legislature has essentially signaled this is as far as they’ll go, and if we walk away, they’ll shove a may-issue bill with gun bans down our throats. Note the GSL source:
There is no June 9th cliff.
We don’t have enough votes willing to go over the cliff. Not even close.
We do have the latest bill submitted by Brandon Phelps.
Put your drink down and take a deep breath.
Go ahead and start your deep breathing relaxation exercises. Seriously.
In fact, you might want to pour yourself about three fingers of your favorite adult beverage and get a good start on it before reading further.
Read the whole thing. A lot of people didn̵...
The problem for the IRS, and for those who support its current level of intrusion in American lives (and its expanded one under Obamacare), is that this scandal is coming at a time when American distrust for government institutions is at incredibly high levels. Consider this poll: http://vlt.tc/vgs 68% of Americans answer “yes” to the question: “Does it feel like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans, or doesn’t it feel this way to you?” The sample is plurality Democratic; and the proportion of independents who agree that the federal government threatens civil liberties is a whopping 76%. While overall the IRS scandal is deemed the worst, Independents and Democrats think the White House attack on journalists is the most pressing of the scandals. The ultimate effect of Obama’s second term could be a crumbling faith in governmental institutions, which is only going to spread in an era when no one in government is trusted on civil liberties.
–Ben Domenech, in The Transom...
One of my favorite events is the NRA’s annual Youth Sports Fest. For the past three years I have volunteered to help teach children how to shoot and handle firearms safely while having fun. This year, amidst controversy, the coordinator of the event decided to introduce an additional stage — .22 modern sporting rifle (MSR). I am certain there was some discussion regarding the appropriateness of having such a stage, given the negative political and media attention as of late. Fortunately, the organizers of this event didn’t succumb to the political pressures associated with a weapon system that is not only easy to operate and fun to shoot, but also boosts kid’s self-esteem.
Thanks to the introduction of the MSR stage, 171 children had the opportunity to experience the ...
Gun Shy wonders if Cuomo and Rahm have been hanging out.
Cuomo to State Sheriffs: Shut up About Gun Law or Risk Termination
INT – DAY – Cargo bay
The compliance monitor, a fleshy Caucasian man in his 50s, dressed sharply and looking very official, is walking through the cargo bay with Kwon. Kwon is dressed in a “ship’s uniform” that looks similar to the one Allonia made for herself.
Kwon: It’s a good ship. A few circuits short, but tough and functional.
Compliance monitor: All I care about is that it is not in violation of the allowed weapons or technology.
They pause at a wall com unit. The Compliance monitor pushes a button.
Compliance monitor: (into mic) What weapons are on-board?
Ship AI: (OC, heavy pirate accent) The lubbers scuppered me cannons decades ago, th’ rat-molesting goat-horkers! Emptied th’ magazine a’ powder, and left me in dry-dock fer scrap metal! Left me wi’ nut’n bu a jammed harpoon tosser done froze ov’r ‘n a busted Roman candle. Jus’ load me upagain, ‘n turn me loose!
Kwon: Like I said, a few circuits short.
Compliance monitor: (looking surprised) WHAT did the AI just say?
Kwon: That we don’t have any weapons. I think. Wish we did when folks were shooting at...
When you blame objects instead of actions, there’s always a new object to blame…
My Gun Culture (@mygunculture)
Tweeted on May 15, 2013
[The more cynical among us will claim this is intentional. Controllers need laws to make more criminals so they can control people easier. I tend to think people like this are just stupid and/or have mental problems.—Joe]
Arguing on Twitter is, to put it nicely, a waste of valuable time. For one, 140 characters isn’t enough to get much more than a snarky comment across and two, the most common thing I find is that people argue with me based on a completely incorrect stereotype of what they think I should be like rather than who I really am. So, I’m going to write up a few articles about myself so that I can tiny url them to squash those misconceptions before they start.
Plus, I get to write about my favorite subject – Me.
Today Florida Carry, Inc., filed an action to stop Daytona Beach's illegal practice of refusing to return firearms to people, including veterans, who were Baker Acted but found to be no danger to themselves or others. For too long, many jurisdictions throughout Florida have refused to follow the law. In 2009 the Florida Attorney General made clear in an opinion that the continued detention of firearms after a person was released without being found to be a danger to themselves or others was prohibited by Florida law. Despite the clear instruction from the Attorney General and the legal prohibition on creating their own firearms rules since 1987, these individuals and agencies who have sworn to uphold the law, have instead violated the law and the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Florida gun owners. It is time to hold these jurisdictions responsible and require that these people in authority follow the laws they swore an oath to uphold and enforce.
Jihadis who beheaded a Royal Army soldier had a gun:
“And then when I went up there was this black guy with a revolver and a kitchen knife, he had what looked like butcher’s tools and he had a little axe, to cut the bones, and two large knives and he said 'move off the body’.Sure is a good thing there's all that gun control in the UK, because otherwise a soldier might have been able to shoot his attackers before they cut off his head.
Shooting at my local range yesterday. I wonder how long it will be closed? I'm guessing suicide, but this sort of thing is never good.
"Arundel County police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning at a target range in Severn. Justin Mulcahy, police spokesman, said officers received a report of a shooting about 10:11 a.m at the On Target indoor range in the 2600 block of Route 175."
Dan Greenfield relishes the ironies of the Obama Administration’s conflicts with the very same establishment Media which propelled it into power.
The quarrel between Obama and the Media is largely a lovers’ quarrel, but the love is only there on one side. The media made Obama what he is. But what he is, among many other things, is a control freak spawned by a political ideology that distrusts everyone and consolidates power at all cost.
The media loved Obama, but it discovered early on that he did not love it back. Instead of basking in the adoration of the Candy Crowleys and the Anderson Coopers and the massive corporate machines behind them, the love child of every liberal fantasy shut them out, rigidly controlled their access and ruthlessly punished unauthorized conversations with th...
Share markets fell sharply on Thursday as investors piled back into safer assets, unnerved by the twin setbacks of unexpected weakness in China's economy and signals that the U.S. central bank may soon scale back its stimulus program.The yen bounced sharply off recent lows and German Bunds rose, gaining support from a shift in sentiment that followed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comment that the bank may trim its bond purchases at one of its next policy meetings.
Here's the thing. A law that has to be broken in order to save the life of a child--to prevent him from being torn apart by vicious dogs--is very likely an evil law. And a "justice" system that punishes a man (even if "only" by fining him) for being a lifesaving hero--is institutionalized evil. Why, as a (theoretically) free citizen, does any American tolerate this?
"We took it into account that he saved this boy’s life..." [More]And we take into account that the "Only Ones" didn't.
We have had various reports of the Enemies movements in Virginia since you wrote, but nothing certain. In this quarter Camden, and the Fort at Nelson's ferry have been evacuated; and fort Watson, Motte, Orangeburg, and Granby taken. The Prisoners who fell into our hands at the several Posts amount to 7 or 800 regulars and irregulars, and fifty odd Officers. Ninety Six and Augusta are beseiged, and I am in hopes will fall into our hands. [More]
From KRNV TV: After two hours of discussion, Senate Bill 221 passes the Senate 11 to 10. The vote came down party lines. Senate Bill 221 would require background checks on almost every private gun sale. The bill would also require psychiatrists to report if a mentally ill person made a specific ...
From the Hartford Courant: A coalition of gun owners, gun dealers and firearms rights organizations have sued the governor and members of the state's attorney's office, contending that the gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings violates the Constitution. [. . .] "The act was rushed through ...
The Headline: Rusty Gun Found in Sewer Basin.
With apologies to former NJ Governor Thomas Keane, the natural right to self-defense and the natural right for consenting adults to dig who they dig is combined in a new ad campaign. I've always said that minorities who are targets for violence should be the first ones embracing the ...
by Chad D. Baus
WHIO-TV (CBS Dayton) is reporting on a lawsuit that has been filed against the City of Riverside after an incident involving the arrest of a man who was open carrying a firearm.
From the article:
Advocates of "open carry" of weapons are testing police on their knowledge of state laws and then posting the results on the internet.
The most recent case involved a Tipp City man, Roy Call, who walked into a Speedway gas station at 3201 Valley Pike in Riverside at 4:30 am on August 28, 2012 with a gun holstered on his hip in full view by anyone in the store. A customer alerted a police officer who happened to be in the store parking lot. When the officer asked Call who he was and what he was doing, Call said he was exercising his Second Amendment rights and initially declined to identify himself. The officer arrested Call and charged him with obstructing official business.
Call eventually produced identification and was released. Later, the charge against him was dropped but Call filed a lawsuit in federa...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 22, 2013) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Team Smith & Wesson members captured three national titles in the Overall as well as the Senior and Women’s categories at the 2013 United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Revolver National Championships. Top winners included Smith & Wesson Champion Jerry Miculek, who [...]
Reader Zane sends in the latest addition to the count, from Big Sky country.
Burglary suspect reportedly shot dead by homeowner
Authorities say that a homeowner reportedly shot and killed an intruder trying to burglarize his home.There's a video at the link, and a couple things jumped out at me. First off, I'm surprised that they repeated the address. Secondly, the video shows one of the 1980s body style Ford Crown Victoria police cars rolling up to the scene - seriously, that body style was replaced in 1991, so that car is old enough to drink. Other than that, it's a pretty standard DGC - dude's burglarizing a house; homeowner surprises him in the act, rather than give up or run off there's a confrontation, the ...
Sheriff's Deputy Jason Grimmis said that his office received a call at 2:40 p.m. from the homeowner, who said that as he approached his home, he had seen an intruder inside the house.
So, on the way home from work the other day I witnessed a collision. It’s hard to make out in the video (occurs at 00:16), but a pickup truck runs a red light and smokes a security cute-ute in the middle of an intersection.
I stopped, called 911 and waited for the city Police to arrive so that I could give a statement. As my brother has pointed out, it’s really not a flattering angle for me (but have some pity, this was filmed coming home from a 12 hour night shift worked with bugger all sleep the day before).
It’s neither graphic or exciting video, within 15 minutes the paramedics had taken the security guard away, fire had dumped kitty litter all over the spilled fluids and I had given a written statement and was on my way.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 22, 2013) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Team Smith & Wesson members captured three national titles in the Overall as well as the Senior and Women’s categories at the 2013 United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Revolver National Championships. Top winners included Smith & Wesson Champion Jerry Miculek, who has now earned an unprecedented 11 USPSA Revolver National Titles, and fellow teammate Annette Aysen, who earned her sixth USPSA National Title.
Competing with his famous Smith & Wesson Model 625 revolver, Jerry Miculek once again outpaced the competition by posting top scores in 4 of the 13 stages while placing in the top five on every course of fire. Shooting a penalty free match, Jerry set a new USPSA all-time record with 11 national titles in the revolver division proving once again that he is the top person to beat in any wheel-gun competition. Miculek finished the competition at the top of the Grand Master classification and also won the High Senior title....
When I was younger, it was not uncommon to peer under the hood of some piece of mid-'70s Detroit iron and see severed-'n'-plugged vacuum lines everywhere, the result of a teenager's attempt at "de-smogging" the car to try and awaken all the latent horsepower that must have been lurking in there somewhere.
I feel the same way about buying a Windows desktop machine from one of the major manufacturers today. The first thing I have to do is get all the bloatware out from under the hood. There's nothing more annoying than being in the middle of slaying dragons or shooting tangos and having the screen drop to the desktop with an urgent window letting you know that your Free Trial Subscription to Super Coupon Value Saver is about to expire. The downside of the All New!® Windows 8 interface is that I'm having the devil's own time finding where all this stuff connects, and feeling like I'm just clipping vacuum lines and threading sheet metal screws into the severed ends.
The S.O. Tech MACTAC Pack is designed to convert from dual strap backpack carry to single strap backpack carry or briefcase carry. The straps can be be configured to support each of the three different carry methods by the user. The dual strap set up provides stability while the single strap and briefcase configurations allow [...]
Someone please explain to me why it was necessary to get government approval for a simple tube that allowed this baby to breathe. Fortunately, it was possible to clear this quickly, but why did they have to go through this process at all? From Fox News:
. . . In the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo, doctors didn't have a moment to spare. Because of a birth defect, the little Ohio boy's airway kept collapsing, causing his breathing to stop and often his heart, too. Doctors in Michigan had been researching artificial airway splints but had not implanted one in a patient yet.In a single day, they "printed out" 100 tiny tubes, using computer-guided lasers to stack and fuse thin layers of plastic instead of paper and ink to form various shapes and sizes.
The next day, with special permiss...
But it’s clear the majority leader wants to get something done and find 51 Democrats to support an unprecedented move to employ the so-called nuclear option — changing the rules so executive branch nominees can no longer be blocked by filibusters requiring 60 votes to break.Judicial nominees and legislation would very likely still face a 60-vote threshold on filibusters. . . .I have a new book coming out next month, "Dumbing Down the Courts," that ironically shows that Obama has had a relatively easy time getting executive branch nominees confirmed.
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So, yesterday I get home from a rough day in the salt mines (hey, those pencils don't push themselves!) and I find a large box sitting on the counter for me. Now, there's a few outstanding online orders I'm waiting on, but none of them were expected right now - two were recently placed, and the third is from Brownells, who are absolutely awesome about letting you know when backorders are shipping.
Well, it turned out to be a care package from the good folks at LaserLyte:
A toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family’s seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by child’s mother and other relatives inside their home, a southeast Georgia sheriff said Thursday….Relatives told investigators the dogs that mauled the child were essentially family pets — a mother dog and six offspring from a litter she had about 16 months ago, the sheriff said.
The dogs had their own doggie doors that let them come in and out of the house as they pleased. The family told deputies the dogs had never attacked a person, though one of them might have killed a cat, Smith said. He said relatives insisted the toddler would play with the dogs and even “use them as pillows while watching TV.”
Smith said the dogs looked healthy and well-fed, and investigators found no signs they were being used as fighting dogs by their owners.
Very interesting story, given that the dogs don’t appear...
. Having taken a good look at various types of buckshot loads fired from both a short riot gun with no choke, and a full length shotgun with a full choke, We appeared to have a good handle on how buckshot is going to behave at the target.But.... one test was left out, even if improbable. What happens when buckshot is fired through a rifled shotgun barrel meant to spin slugs? Will we see
My wife had a shoulder repair operation yesterday at St. Luke's, and pretty much the whole day was spent with getting her checked in, surgery, post-op. I probably should have brought my laptop, but I wasn't expecting the entire day to get consumed. I will say that I am always very impressed with the medical and support staff at St. Luke's (and every other hospital here in the Boise area). Friendly; courteous; concerned.
She is doing okay, but considering that they went in and removed bone spurs inside her shoulder, she is in a bit of pain. I stayed home yesterday and today to take care of her; I just can't imagine what single people do in these situations.
The evenings have been lost in the great telescope rebuild. I discovered that all the work I put into trimming the C-channel pieces down was a mistake; there was not enough clearance for attaching the steel straps without a lot more precision in cutting than I could easily do with a bandsaw, so I started over, and it was much faster. When drilling the attachment holes in the steel straps, the straps are thin enough that they briefly went red-hot as I dri...
As mentioned briefly last week, umpteen-time USPSA and IDPA national champion Robert Vogel earned F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin #11 on Saturday. Robert was the first person to get a coin shooting on the updated Q-PT target. Much more impressive, though, Robert was the first shooter to earn a F.A.S.T. coin on his first official attempt. It’s all [...]
Every other t-shirt is now also re-stocked! Notifications will be going out shortly to people who are on the lists.
Thanks for the continued support!
Glad to see Iraqveteran8888 took up my challenge. hahah “Shotcolate”… nice.
I don’t know about any of you guys, but I’m not taking a chocolate slug to the face. Damn IV8888 really stepped up their camera! That slow motion is sick too.
You can check out more pictures and background info on the ZiP Modular Weapons System over at the linked post.
To call the method of loading a round into that gun “stupid” would be the biggest understatement of the decade. It’s the most retarded thing I’ve literally ever witnessed.
Come for the logo, stay for the sound of gunfire over Ave Maria. That song is beautiful…
Any operators that have actual pie in their logo I know hands down will meet my operational requirements.
That close range auto spray at the end was epic.
Oh, this, I like.
Emmanuel Riopelle, 44, of Grosse Ile pleaded no contest to one count of misconduct in office, a five-year felony, before Monroe County’s 38th Circuit Court Chief Judge Michael W. LaBeau on Friday. Luke Davis, the former supervisor of the Office of Monroe Narcotics Investigation (OMNI) did not reach an agreement and his trial was expected to begin today before Judge LaBeau.
His plea has ended his career and resulted in the loss of his pension as well. Another other officer has been charged. It appears that the police department at least put the officers on unpaid suspension at the start of the mess.
State Sponsored Criminal HM: Emmanuel Ripoelle & Luke Davis
Because drug laws are only for the little people.
I saw a post that was best expressed by a picture within it.
To which I immediately thought of this:
Hard yes, but there’s certainly more crushing blows, especially to those who lost the most precious parts of their life that cannot be replaced.
Craig Morgan – This Ain’t Nothin’
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We would not allow cities or states to require poor women to spend several hundred dollars on training and licensing before having a child or an abortion and I don’t see how it is any more constitutional to require a woman to spend several hundred dollars to obtain a license to defend herself against rape.
Scholling – CalGuns Forum
May 19th, 2013
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A Schaumburg police officer has been suspended with pay for allegedly keeping a gun that had been turned in to the department, and the same officer also faces scrutiny for a case involving heroin that allegedly went missing from a crime scene, police said.
Now evidently the officer offered to buy the firearm but the people refused saying they wanted it “properly disposed of.” Which in my world means sold to an FFL to help close up the deficit. Evidently he felt that the law didn’t apply to him. Which given this is Illinois it isn’t a shocker.
State Sponsored Criminal: Officer John Doe
Because the laws only apply to the little people, when you’re a cop you get piles of exemptions.
No officers have been fired and the acting chief had the following to say:
The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all.
Translation. Follow orders blindly or suffer violence without cause. Think about that, do exactly as the officer says or they can kill you. Think about what that implies and remember if you fight back you’ll be charged with assault.
When they do it, it’s merely law enforcement, even when force isn’t necessary.
State Sponsored Criminal: Andrew P. Murrill
Because when you’re a cop and you’re bored and someone doesn’t do exactly what you want, beat them to within an inch of their life.
So Mom’s Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. issued the following statement. Most of note was this line:
The right of mothers to protect our children SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
Evidently in their twisted view of the world there are only a few acceptable means of defending your children. One small problem with that, their statement in and of itself is full of hypocrisy. Why? Let me illustrate with 1000 words with help from A Girl.
It took around 20 minutes for police to arrive on the scene after the terrorists attacked the soldier in London. Apparently the terrorists were able to get guns. Will the British be willing to allow the gun laws that were in place up until 1920? Of course, Britain's murder rate was much lower back then, but I assume that people will condemn the idea of this "primitive" solution to this threat. From the UK Telegraph:
In the first terrorist murder on the British mainland since the 7/7 suicide bombings of 2005, the men attempted to behead the soldier, hacking at him like a “piece of meat” in front of dozens of witnesses, before both were shot by police who took around 20 minutes to arrive. . . .
From the Brit papers tomorrow. The lesson? Never, never, never be unarmed! A flashlight or walking cane is better than standing there with your thumb up your ass while someone gets their head cut off.
I must be feeling better, because I woke from an afternoon nap thinking about my Turnbull 1911. When I wake up thinking about guns, it's usually a good thing.For the last week I've been waking up thinking about snot. Anyway, what I was thinking was that the Turnbull 1911 featured in last season"s SHOOTING GALLERY episode on Wild Bunch shooting (where my Sweetie and that bowler-hatted devil
I can’t tell if that’s factory background noise, but it sounds like the opening bars to “Money,” which would be very appropriate! This is a fantastic example of how easy it still is to create wealth from nothing — “nothing” being an idea, well-executed.
Here’s a nice overview and mag test from a fellow who got his already. This thing has even more well-thought-out design features than I’d realized.
Someone is putting up posters on Capital Hill near Seattle. This is an area that has a demographic that is considerably more gay than other areas. Here is a sample:
The QR code takes you to www.a-human-right.com.
It’s hard to know who’s responsible for putting the posters up all over Capitol Hill. “Nale Dixon,” who’s credited for drawing the cartoon of the gay couple, returns no search results online. The pro-gun website is run by a dude named Oleg Volk, “An American,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s responsible for ...
And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so Excelsior!
May 22, 2008. The first public post on Home on the Range. A simple recipe for Oatmeal Scones. Barkley was five years old, I was forty-(mumble). My friend Tam had recently moved to Indy, and I just got a promotion that meant my life was going to change a lot. The first two posts were on food. I had about 15 visits. The third was a simple post on the Heller Decision and it garnered over
I am cursed in my adult life with this mental affliction called "think like an engineer". On a rainy, miserable day in the PacNorWest, I sit and read my Friends' Facebook pages, and the affliction sets in when I got to this page belonging to a former member of my Yacht Club who now lives in New Hampshire. Check this...
"We believe we were intentionally misled by someone who misrepresented herself not only to the news media but to two of our sources on the story, an NRA board member from Colorado and a nationally-recognized Second Amendment attorney, both of whom as recently as yesterday were standing by the story. These sources now tell us they believe they were misled by the woman. We are working on a follow-up story that will thoroughly explain what happened."
LATER: FOX News outs David Kopel as a source in the hoax story -- Woman fabricated tale of Italian gun exec. being questioned after ‘terrorist’ claim.
David Kopel, a nationally-recognized...
I hate that phrase.
I'm not sure why it irks me as much as it does, but of all the modern management catch phrases, this one, more than any other, is guaranteed to get me an ass-chewing after a staff meeting, when I can't help but grimace.
"Moving forward"? But we're not talking about something that moves.
Why not just say "From now on"? Or "In the future"?
Sounds passive-voice to me, and I've been drilled to avoid passive voice whenever possible.
Or maybe it's just that modern management fads piss me off generally.
(Via Say Uncle)
How to check the availability of ammo at Walmart online, even if the Walmartians don't want you to know.
The always amazing Bill Whittle at home.
FOX31 gives the rest of the story. [More]
What, now you want us to give you your property back? Just what do you think we're here for? YOU??? [More]
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hiller Sports, MD Shooting along with several individuals have filed as Plaintiffs in a legal complaint that is intended to overturn the recent ban on guns of common use in the State of Connecticut. [More]Includes a link to the filed complaint...
Tax avoidance is perfectly legal. I do it all the time. You should too. Unless you’re stupid. Any CFO should too.
Tax evasion is illegal. The senate dragged Apple bigwigs for a show trial and accused them of not paying their fair share or some other hippie tree-hugging nonsense that belongs on playgrounds or liberal get togethers but not in the real world.
Rand Paul is embarrassed and offended by his colleagues who are bullying Apple. Apple broke no laws and the senate tried to shame them for not paying more taxes voluntarily, I guess:
And, though I cannot find the video for it, Carl Levin beclowns himself in response (here’s a sort of summary). Seems he, and every politician at the hearing who is not Rand Paul, thinks that it’s the government’s money and, damn you Apple, how dare you not let them have what is theirs. And he will not apologize for his stupid assertion that somehow com...
According to witnesses the attackers waited at the scene after attacking the soldier with machetes and knives until police arrived, asking for people to take pictures and film them.
One of the men was filmed ranting: “I apologise that women had to witness this today, but in our land, women have to see the same. (…) We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”
The man then walks away from the camera back towards the body.
In a picture, published by LiveLeak from the Twitter account of an eyewitness, a woman is seen confronting the alleged attacker, even as he brandishes a knife.
What’s really horrible is this is a SOLDIER who was killed by two men with KNIVES. Why are people trained and entrusted to bear arms disarmed by their governments?
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced Wednesday that he will resign on June 2 to accept a position as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Murray, 44, was once considered a leading contender to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick. But in January he announced that he would not seek the top office.
The lieutenant governor faced poor polling numbers and considerable political baggage: a mysterious car crash in 2011 and ties to disgraced former Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin.
McLaughlin pleaded guilty earlier this year to concealing his outsize $360,000 salary from regulators.
Murray is a political mess right now, and there is talk that Patrick may be stepping down to replace Eric Holder. So the question is, who might be Murray’s replacement?
The bigger, and totally unanswered question is why aren’t ANY of these bastards rotting in prison?
Note to currently living Chechen terrorists plotting future attacks on American soil...send more body bags. It should also be noted that armed American citizens have not quite reached the point of being really pissed yet, so you might want to send a few extra just in case.
As Gun Shy said in an earlier commentary today, bringing a knife to a gun fight does not demonstrate sound tactics.
With the Boston lone wolf's connection to the friend in New Hampshire, and now this guy here in Orlando, it is starting to appear that there may be some more in the wolf pack than originally stated. Oh, and if you happen to be reading Mr Holder, maybe this is a good time for you to step down, especially after all the prior and current scandals brewing, and let this FBI agent take the helm, because it appears he has American's best interests and safety in mind.
...but unfortunately, England, much like many of the states in the North East U.S and parts of the West have disarmed their law abiding citizens, and when terror such as this strikes, everyone has to remain as helpless victims.
Somewhere on the order of a decade ago, I began to feel some discomfort in my ears. It was a progressive condition that became painful and I woke up one morning feeling like I had a foam ear plug in one of my ears and a nasty earache. So, I made an appointment with the family doctor. He asked me a few questions and then used his ear scope thingy to peer into the recesses of my head.
“Yup,” he commented, “I’m surprised this only just now started to bother you. Let’s see the other one.”
“Well, I’m only experiencing it on the one side,” I protested, as I am wont to do with the doctor.
He smiled at me, “just humor me.”
When he looked into the other ear he commented again, “this one is almost as bad. I’m surprised you can hear from it.”
He then pulled out this frightening device that I have since learned is not so nearly exotic as it seemed at the time. What can I say? I’d never seen an ear syringe before. He placed a towel over my shoulder and h...
I started JTT in part to shine a light on small businesses that are making really, really cool stuff – stuff like the ReVolt. Hardened Power Systems makes ridiculously rugged, portable battery back up systems in various sizes for a variety of applications. They are all pretty slick but I find myself drawn to the [...]
Ed Rogers writes in the Washington Post:
My personal favorite of all the new revelations from the Obama IRS scandal is that White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the impending IRS inspector general report, but of course the White House chief of staff did not tell the president.
Dearest Audie Murphy, dog of mine...
I'm very sorry for putting you in the shower and running cold water over your face for what probably seemed like the longest ten minutes of both of our lives. I'm sorry for all of the mean things I said while trying to hold you in the shower, and I'm sorry for the headlock that I used to hold you under that icy cold water spray.
But next time I'm spraying brake and carb cleaner on something, I do hope that you'll stay back out of the way. I mean, is that really too much to ask? If it is, I apologize for that, too.
Oh, and I'm sorry for blasting you in the face with brake and carb cleaner, but to be fair, that kinda was your own fault.
Now will you please stop giving me the evil eye from your little sulk-spot on the deck? It's over. We're both almost dry now. Let it go.
Yeah, it's been one of those days.
Sorry for slow blogging....
I remember, as a child, saving box tops from cereal boxes, saving them for some trinket. When I'd saved enough box tops, I 'd put them in an envelope and send them off to Battle Creek, Michigan, then wait breathlessly for the mailman every day until my package arrived.
I imagined some guy in Battle Creek looking at my envelope, counting the box tops then addressing a small package to a small kid in Louisiana, like that was the only thing in the world that he had to do that day. It might have been the only thing he was tasked with doing. I remember feeling very special that someone in Michigan actually knew my name, and completed my order with care and effeciency.
Fast forward to the computer age, where we regularly buy stuff online. For example, I recently ordered some ammo from Buffalo Bore. In short order, they sent me an email that my package was enroute, and they sent a link so that I could track the process. It started out in Missoula, MT, then went to Salt Lake City, from there it landed in Commerce City, CO. Those folks sent it to Vernon, TX, thence to Dallas, TX, and f...
Miguel shares some thoughts possibly relevant to the apparent turn of fortune for the Obama administration.
See his post at Gun Free Zone.
Gun Rights Examiner has gone through extensive follow-up on this story after the Perazzi press release, explaining all of the verification efforts gone through before publishing the story, and the subsequent outreach to FOX31, to law enforcement and to Perazzi after the company dismissed it as a fabrication. Conversations have also been held with other media personnel including 9NEWS, a Colorado Gun Collectors Association official, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, and other potential witness leads that turned out to have merely heard the story from others. [More]Today's Gun Rights Examiner report was intended to provide the final word on this bizarre story, which instead, just took a totally unexpected twist that quite frankly, leaves me scratching my head wondering what further surprises are in store.
by C.D. Michel
She went home from the gun store to endure a ten day cooling off period before she could take her new gun home. But her estranged husband, the subject of a restraining order, was not cooling off about their pending divorce. That same evening she was raped, beaten nearly to death, and their son was almost killed by the man he once called "Daddy."
Every law has unintended consequences. Many have perverse intended consequences. Nowhere are the perverse results more horrific than with gun control laws, because laws relating the legal acquisition of firearms often harm no one except those who are inclined to obey such legislation.
Oddly, it is the most vulnerable among us who are most harmed by ill-conceived gun control laws. According to criminologists, guns are used to prevent violence about six times more often than commit it. In the absence of efficacy as a crime deterrent – a conclusion reached by the National Academy of Science – we should accept that gun control laws endanger people. And disproportionately so.
The old adage goes: "When a 220 pound rapist attacks a 110 pound woman, t...
Looks that way. Too many Republicans think there is a middle ground on this issue. There isn’t. It’s either you throw your lot in with us, or you throw it in with the gun control people. The gun control people will never vote for you, no matter how much gun control you vote for, and I have better things to do than vote or volunteer for Republicans who support mag bans. The only middle ground is not signaling you’re a whackjob on the issue. At this point, supporting concealed carry and opposing magazine bans does not make one a whack job. Those are mainstream positions.
A discussion in U.S. News and World Report. It’s an interesting question. If an arm is protected by the Second Amendment, how much does it matter how you bear it? But it also raises a question of how useful a drone is for self-defense. If the drone is bearing the arm, how is whatever you’re targeting a threat to you? But if your government decided to start stuffing people into cattle cars, I can imagine and armed drone would be damned useful.
I would be quite surprised to see the courts adopt a Second Amendment rationale for drones, but to be honest, I’m not sure how much it matters. If you can play with drones, and play with guns, putting guns on drones if the shit hits the fan isn’t much of a stretch. I’m not sure arming drones with firearms is even really the best use of them, even in a dire situation, like a government stuffing citizens into cattle cars.
[UPDATE: Article is a year old. I'm pretty sure I got this one from Google, which sometimes resurfaces old material. I usually catch it, but sometimes if it was a year ago, similar date, I miss that the year is off. This is one of those cases.] Via Human Events:
As Dershowitz points out, the evidence released in this case means Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law isn’t even a factor in Zimmerman’s defense. Much political hay has been made out of this law, but if Zimmerman was on the ground getting beaten to a pulp, withdrawal from the encounter was physically impossible for him. “A defendant, under Florida law, loses his ‘stand your ground’ defense if he provoked the encounter,” observes Dershowitz, “but he retains traditional self-defense if he reasonably believed his life was in danger and his only recourse was to employ deadly force.”
That’s what we’ve been saying all along. The whole “stand your ground” nonsense was ginned up by political opportunists.
I mean, I knew from reading the internet that the government could create tornadoes and if it’s on the internet, it must be true. But I did not know they could also steer them
DOJ IG to investigate another “botched” ATF operation. Seems “botched” is the new term for things happening as intended.
Suddenly, this is a daily feature.
Stumbled across a nice Remington 721 from 1952 in .270 at the FFL today and snapped it up. Has a 2.75x scope and a decent, if slightly heavy trigger. Looks well-used but cared for.
Being more than 50 years old, once in my hands it’s legal to transfer twixt consenting...
Apparently, after not getting his way with the NYC taxi industry. Mr. Fascist exclaims his profanity laced intent to destroy their industry.
Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. B gets run over by a taxi in the near future.
|Cloneliness is next to Godliness.|
Everybody else in our little group walked past this sight just fine, but I went into a fit of Beavis-and-Butthead-esque snickering.
Chris Kyle, an American hero, almost had another book finished when he was killed. His wife finished the project in his honor, and it will coming out early in June. I've been blessed with a pre-publish copy, and will be reviewing it within the next few days.
The NRA Meeting was a lot of fun, but we had a lot of fun outside of the show floor. JayG posted a picture of Jennifer taking a picture of both of their Nikon D3100s. Here’s the picture I took of him taking that picture:
I looked for the picture she took of the two cameras, but it appears that she hasn’t yet loaded it on the server. We may have to put out a formal request for her to post said picture. Jennifer? We’re talking about you!
The Paladin/Have Gun – Will Travel patch is available again! This is one of the first patches that I ever profiled on JTT. I originally purchased mine on the Lightfighter Forums but now they are available from Big Jake at Ares Gear.
I wrote about an incident at a Denver gun show where a Perazzi executive (allegedly the grandson of the founder) was arrested and later released because of a "terrorism" tip from a cab driver. Now there's more. Or less depending...
On this blog, we've talked about Gauleiter Janet Napolitano for several years, at least since she issued her famous directive listing all those who offer dissent to the President as potential terrorists. The Gauleiter List has grown to at least two Gauleiters now. We may now add to this list of Obama's Nazis the IRS Executive Lois Lerner, a civil...
Alex Jones listener Dorothy Gale spots government employee guiding tornado weapon. Later, she will breathlessly inform Alex of this sinister conspiracy.
If this guy didn't already exist, the administration would have to invent him.
It feeds into this notion that government is either inept, or it's corrupt. -- Sam Stein, Huffington Post @ 1:15How about BOTH?
This is the strangest story I have ever been involved in. The 9NEWS story I linked to earlier today has been updated to include:
A few months back or maybe it’s been a year now I read a book called Fearless. It’s the story of Adam Brown, A Navy Seal who died in combat.
I wrote a post about it at the time I think. One of the things I admired about his family was their courage and kindness to share his story. It is not a picture perfect one. Adam was flawed. I know we all are, but many of us do not like to let other people know that and neither do our families. Especially, after we have perished.
One more story of a perfect hero might be a great read, but for me(a flawed kind of gal), his story did more than touch me and reinforce my gratefulness to those who serve our country. It inspired me.
I hope that as you read this you understand I am not comparing my struggles to his or my minor accomplishment to his remarkable ones, what I am saying is that in his story I found things that tangibly helped me.
Apparently, he was fearless. As a child he jumped out windows and stood up to bullies and lived life with abandonment. Clearly, that is not me, but there are parts of his story...
From the NY Post: Mayor Bloomberg went on a spitting-mad rant against a city cab-fleet boss who won a court victory over Hizzoner’s planned “Taxi of Tomorrow” — vowing to “destroy your f--king industry” when he leaves office, The Post has learned. “I saw Bloomberg and his security there in the club, ...
I met my first plastic AR this week! ok, polymer, whatever! …No, It wasn’t Solo cup plastic, but it was so very plastic! It wasn’t one of those wikiguns, to my amazement, it was actually a Bushmaster. My first reaction was to ask if it was real. Fortunately the person holding it was not the owner. He explained to me that his friend had bought this thing, against his recommendation, claiming that after extensive research, it appeared to be a quality product. We both rolled our eyes.
As I walked away I thought to my self, who the heck am I to judge that gun? That guy did his research and came to the conclusion that based on his cost/benefit analysis, plastic upper and lower receivers, were the way to gonna go. He didn’t expect to be the laughing stock of the range, he may have even expected to be hailed as a trailblazer! How different am I?
I’ve spent the past few months,...
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is getting heat for this:
“…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers, when there’s everything is professional photographers. Certainly there is varying levels of skills, but we didn’t want to have a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photos, space, and sharing.”
Most photographers are upset because the implication is that the owning a camera makes someone a photographer. Plenty of people have that perception, but that doesn’t make it a reality. Owning a musical instrument doesn’t make someone a musician; they need knowledge, skills, and practice.
What throws people off about photography is that you can push the button and make a picture, but that has as much relation to being a photographer as pushing a gas pedal has to being a Formula 1 race car driver. Putting affordable, user-friendly tools in the hands of lots of people is a good thing, but having a smartphone in your...
Heh. Mopar sent this in. I can honestly say I believe every word of this. If you think "Glock vs. 1911" or "9mm vs. .45 ACP" can lead to a heated argument, you haven't seen anything compared to "Kirk vs. Picard" or "Star Wars vs. Star Trek"...
Who Obi-wans some?
COPS were called to break up squabbling Star Wars fans and Doctor Who buffs amid a bust-up at a sci-fi convention.Competing science fiction conventions. It makes my blood run cold, it really does. If you think that gunnies get themselves wrapped up in their "platform", or their tactical outfitter of choice, or a particular brand of ammunition? Oh, you haven't seen anything even remotely close to that. Any time you get a group of people that have strong feelings about their chosen "thing" - whether that "thing" i...
The enthusiasts squared up to each other dressed as a Sith Lord, Judge Dredd — and two incarnations of the telly Time Lord.
Heh. Sometimes things get silly in the press room at the NRA convention...
According to this Denver Post article, the first of four attempted recalls targeting Democrats who voted for the gun control bills has failed. However, I would note that it really only failed on paper at the moment because there are some key points that look good for pro-gun advocates if they can get enough people motivated to work their butts off in 2014.
From the article, the requirements are that recall organizers must obtain signatures from enough voters to represent 25 percent of the votes cast for all parties in the last election in that district. The recall organizers who claimed that they had no professional help, no funding, and a completely grassroots local effort did manage to get about 20 percent of voters from the district to sign on and say they are so pissed off at him that they don’t even want the guy to finish his term. That is not a good sign for the incumbent to have that many people that pissed off so early.
There are still three more recall efforts to go in Colorado, so we’ll see how they go.
But this show...
I’m baffled by the stories that come out of Philadelphia after every single election. Last November, one polling location staffed by many Democrats thought it was perfectly appropriate to line up the voting machines in a room with a giant mural of a candidate on the ballot. A judge had to step in and let them know to cover it up. I wouldn’t even care if it was my candidate, my first thought would be to send someone out for a tarp, bed sheet, or giant roll of paper to cover it since it could clearly be seen as electioneering. But, no. This is something that Philadelphia poll workers needed a court to order.
After yesterday’s primary, the news was complaining about the lack of “shenanigans” that required court intervention in Philadelphia. I mean, how dare these people think that holding reasonable elections without rampant violations of election laws is acceptable?
That said, the main story this highlight still leaves me baffled. Apparently a candidate on the ballot tried to convince a poll worker running the electi...
INT – DAY – Tajemnica’s cargo bay, as it sits on pad D9
Ramp is down, main airlock door is open, daylight streaming in. There are seven trucks on board, including three tankers. One cargo truck is being unloaded, and there is a large pile of stuff where another had been unloaded. The rest have been driven on and parked, still loaded.
Bipasha watches, then walks up on some soldiers stacking some crates taken from the back of a truck.
Bipasha: You can’t just throw things in like that! You have to stack things carefully, and secure them properly so they don’t go flying around if we lose grav or crash! AND you have to tie down the trucks staying on board so they don’t roll!
Private3: Look, Super, you’re just making a short hop over to the outpost, have your Colonel say howdy to ours, drop off the rats ‘n ammo, ‘n fly back. The only way we are losing grav is if the whole blipp’n planet loses it. And that’s only slightly less likely than finding a Planet Mover’s overdue library book.
Bipasha: Maybe so, but crashing is a LOT more likely-
Private3: Crashing? – well, that’s...
The bottom line is, Hop, you can’t stop government; you can’t stop this great country, you can’t stop the entrepreneurial spirit.
Sen. Joe Manchin III
May 17, 2013
Collateral Damage: ‘Heck no’ the IRS mess ‘doesn’t help us’ on gun control, Manchin says
[The bottom line is, Senator, you are incoherent and don’t understand the purpose of the Second Amendment. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop government when it has become oppressive and I believe it can stop government. And if you push too hard trying to implement gun control there is a good chance we will end up running the experiment to find out which of us is right about government being stoppable.
I’m a firm believer that corporations never pay taxes anyway and that any new taxes are simply passed onto their customers in the form of higher prices.
However, I realized something mid-3rd-cup of coffee – This isn’t exactly true, and for the worse. You see, taxes can be raised on companies who will then delay the felt effects by their consumers. They can take a tax hike hit for a while until things get thin, then raise their prices. This delay serves to disassociate a politician’s tax hike event from the effects, thus after X Time the consumer simply assumes the corporation is just being greedy by raising their rates because they’ve forgotten about the tax hike.
It’s a kind of political jujitsu where you use capitalism’s built in price controls (a.k.a. the free market forcing people to sell at the lowest price) against itself to further your needs.
I don't know how medical personnel do it. After taking care of a sick roomie for a day or two, every physical sensation I get is filtered through the light of her reported symptoms.
Is that twinge the onset of a sore throat? I feel a little hot, but is it because it's hot in here, or is it just me? There's a tiny bit of a headache, but is it just that I'm dehydrated first thing in the morning and haven't had caffeine yet, or am I coming down with RobertaXitis?
The smart thing to do, of course, would be to proceed with my normal weekday routine and peek in on her every so often, rather than lounging about in my pyjamas and psyching myself into being sick, too.
That would be me. The Missus is doing poorly. Back later.
will have light bloggage. No, not WA; though this would probably be a good time to see St. Helens.
A roundup of stuff on the IRS law & ethics abuse.
Add up all the recent scandals and the message is clear: the Obama administration is showing that it cannot be trusted with the basic functions of government: law enforcement (surveillance of reporters), taxation (IRS scandals), and national security (Benghazi).
"Money out of politics(unless it's coming to us)!"
Why I don't give to the Red Cross: "So w...
I know this is breaking news, which means it’s subject to every error and wild speculation. But this is weird. The FBI is “questioning” a man (and apparently has him in their custody and control, according to another person they were also “questioning”). They’ve gone to the man’s apartment in the middle of the night [...]
Today’s Book Bomb is for A Walk in the Abyss, a new anthology about orcs, giants, and sasquatch, featuring stories by not one, but TWO members of Writer Nerd Game Night!
The goal of a Book...
Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself when she appears before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
In a letter to Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Lerner’s attorney William W. Taylor III cites the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the issue of whether the IRS singled out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Lerner, who oversaw the IRS nonprofit department, will be the first person involved with the IRS scandal to publicly invoke the Fifth Amendment.
“Just when you think things ...
Even if it was through The Opinion Pages, The New York Times has actually reported a news story!
“As if the Obama Administration needed an additional problem …” BloombergBusinessweek Report.
There are some interesting morsels of truth amongst the bias in today’s article. [ - Ed]
I spoke with this Denver NBC reporter last night. [More]
As evidenced by the multiple updates I posted on this blog yesterday, I've been following all the leads I could find to get to the bottom of this story and have come to the conclusion that I and others got taken in. I'll provide more details later today when I issue a retraction piece, which I'll write after I speak with one more lead in a couple hours.
Great website that's all about holographic sights: Holographic Sight Guide. Learn how to get the most from them. Read reviews of them. Check it out.
From ABC News: Photos of the car were among 600 images that were taken by investigators in the aftermath of the January 2011 attack and were made public Tuesday by the Pima County Sheriff's Department. The images provided a window into the early hours of the investigation and included the first publicly ...
Reports of a punk waving a gun around. Punk tries to get into house. Woman doesn't let him. Calls cops. Meanwhile, neighbor hears report on police band radio. Punk jumps fence into his yard. From WSBTV: "I pulled my gun on him and I said, 'Get down on the ground let ...
No time to talk, gotta get hella nervous about shooting the Cup then go get destroyed by the Barricades. Shelley is shooting the Plates today as well; it’s going to be awesome!
I know I shouldn't be shocked at how low some people's prices are, but I continue to be...
Arkansas treasurer accused of taking cash from broker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An affidavit filed Monday in federal court alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner repeatedly took cash payments, sometimes rolled up and hidden inside a pie box, from a broker who invested state money.$36,000 in total. A career - a reputation - forever tarnished for the price of a new car. She was barred from running for treasurer again because of term limits, so she won't have to face the voters again - not that she could get elected dogcatcher after ...
The affidavit claims that Shoffner accepted multiple payments of $6,000 cash. The affidavit from FBI Special Agent Richard McLain said the broker has been granted immunity in exchange for his or her cooperation. According to the affidavit, Shoffner accepted at least $36,000.
I'll bet it's this guy's name:
Skidmark sends in this video. At some point during fighting against Chechnyan rebels, a Russian soldier took a round to the forehead literally right between the runnin' lights. Not only did it not penetrate, but it was removed with a pair of pliers - and at the end of the video this dude is smiling. That's some serious badassery right there, folks. Now, there's some question as to whether it was an actual round or perhaps a ricochet, but in either case, this guy had a chunk of metal taken out of his skull with a pair of pliers and was smiling afterwards.
Mental note: If the Russians attack, nothing short of .454 Casull, please...
That is all.
Anchorage — May 17, 2013 — 59th Parallel Productions Inc., a television entertainment company, announced today the addition of Louis and Ruth Cusack as hosts to the Alaska Outdoors Television (alaskaoutdoorstelevision.com) team
joining seasoned hosts Robert and Matthew Stone, airing 3 times a week on the Outdoor Channel from January through December.
Louis Cusack, originally from New Orleans, hunts extensively throughout the 49th state he now calls home. With 20 years experience and expertise hunting Alaska’s remote wilderness, Louis brings along his Cajun wit and know-how to every hunt. Louis met Ruth on a whitetail hunt in Iowa, but it wasn’t until he introduced her to the world of the Alaska outdoors, which captured her attention with its remote potential, that Ruth quickly moved to Alaska to join Louis in his adventures.
“We’re very excited to officially announce the addition of Louis and Ruth Cusack to our line up as hosts for this exclusive Alaska big game hunting series,” says Executive Producer, Tim Delarm. “Louis and Ruth...
I was raised by a hunting family and I’ve been a hunter since I was nine-years old, so I understand the fill-your-freezer way of life. But after a series of life events, I realized that in addition to wild game, I also needed to get nutrition out of other natural foods, too.
I started looking at the food I ate and the products I used on my body in a whole new way. It’s all connected: the nutrients, the pollutants and the soil, air and water — and me. And it’s all either part of the problem or part of the solution.
For example, when I go into the woods, I want to be scent-free so...
A friend and I got to talking about the deeper implications of Cody Wilson’s “alarming” achievement (which, naturally, has already been trumped and will soon be trump-trump-trump-trumped ad infinitum). My friend said that the real achievements will be in 3D-printed firing mechanisms and make-at-home-and-throw-away magazines. (Perhaps he’ll come here and give a more thorough explanation [...]
I always look forward to seeing the next Emdom and Military Morons (MM) collaboration. One of their latest collaboration items is the AK Immediate Access Pouch. The M4 and .308 Immediate Access Pouches have been available for a while now but the AK version was just released last week. The Immediate Access Pouches (IAP) have [...]
From the UK Daily Mail:
The revelations that the Justice Department targeted the emails of a Fox News reporter have become even more disturbing as even his parents were targeted in the probe, documents say. . . .Citing federal documents on Tuesday, Fox News host Bret Baier referred to 'seized phone records that relate to [Rosen's] parents' home in Staten Island.' . . .
Contrast what Obama administration did with this guy who leaked information to discredit a whistleblower with what the administration is doing to reporters who obtained information that they are less thrilled by getting out. From the New York Times:
The Justice Department’s independent inspector general on Monday criticized a former top federal prosecutor in Arizona, Dennis K. Burke, for leaking to Fox News a document in June 2011 about a federal agent who was raising alarms about the gun trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. He called the prosecutor’s actions “particularly egregious” misconduct that was “wholly unbefitting a U.S. attorney.”
Five Pennsylvania universities, Kutztown University, Shippensburg, Edinboro, Slippery Rock, and Millersville, now allowed concealed carry on their campuses (though they are still forbidden inside school buildings). Republican Governor Tom Corbett made a real difference here.
I am going to get one in the near term. Stripped lower. To have. Because after October I can no have. DPMS and Essential and RockRiver are reputable names. Any others? Any brands to avoid?
I don't imaging local store will have any. So I may have to go the online route and get the transfer.
I know the ones from forged billets pretty much come from a short handful of places and then are branded by various shops. I'm not worried about service after the sale, I just want it to be in spec.
Oh, and I wouldn't be doing this if Maryland hadn't passed restrictions. So Thanks, O'Malley. This may be my last gun 'purchase,' ever.
We're up to slightly more than 60 magazines now toward our goal of 100, with the receipt of several AR mags and 20 -- yes, twenty -- brand new, in-the-wrap, H&K 91 twenty rounders over the weekend from one patriot alone. Also, one of the AR mags came from Lubbock packaged with a small collection of brass and some "West Texas dirt." Loved it! I also cannot thank my readers for their generous voluntary subscriptions lately. They will make the Texas trip possible.
On the health front, I am now scheduled to get a procedure done after I return from Texas on 6 June to try and clip off the pinhole leak just below my gastric-esophogeal junction. Should this work (and there are various technical challenges why it may not) I can begin to heal the old J-drain hole in my back which intermittently for the past year has blown gastric contents and trapped air out my back. Yeah, I know, pretty gross. Especially when I emit the gurgling sounds of a mini-geyser. ("Oh, don't mind me, I'm just farting out my back.")
Keep me in your prayers, folks. I'll keep soldiering on as long as God feels He's still not done with me yet....
"The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law," Moss said, adding that Cuomo said sheriffs can't do that and enforce the law. One person briefed on the meeting said Cuomo threatened to remove sheriffs from office, a little-used power afforded the state's chief executive under the state constitution.
by Jeff Knox
Gun control advocates are compulsive liars. They have to be because the truth doesn't support their agenda. Even the names of gun control groups – suggesting "violence policy," "violence prevention," and "gun safety" – are all lies. And the term "gun control" itself is a lie. Virtually everything coming from gun control advocates today is a lie.
I'm not talking about simple distortions or cases of "my statistics are better than your statistics." These are intentional, calculated, bald-faced deceptions, foisted on the American public by ideologically motivated zealots trying to force an agenda of citizen disarmament and government control. That's not to say that everyone who supports gun control is driven by the same ideology, or that there are no honest, passionate, idealistic, true believers among the ranks of gun control advocates. There are some very good, honest, sincere people who promote gun control, but unfortunately these misguided souls are steeped in emotion and inculcated with the never ending lies of the professional gun haters.
Let's dissect some of the lies:
If you’re interested in the M&P45C, and have the pulse rifle he’s looking for make sure you hit up this post on CalGuns and contact user IllBuyThatForADollar. He’s located in Orange County CA so I’m assuming you’re going to need to have finger prints, DNA map, retina map, hair, stool, and urine samples in order to transfer the gun to your while complying with California law.
Thoughts? If you have any similar epic ad examples post them in the ...
In today’s day and age, not wearing a seatbelt is like smoking… you really should know better. It doesn’t help when vechile manufacturers make annoying seatbelts though. The seatbelt on my 2001 Honda Civic back in the day would lock up every time I would lean to do a shoulder check… that was infuriating. Still I wore it and just got used to that because I didn’t want to die. Also I really hate in really small cars when the seatbelt can’t go high enough and cuts into my neck. Thankfully now I have a driver and roll around in a Rolls Royce Phantoms, so I don’t worry about that peasant shit anymore. Kidding… I actually don’t even have a car right now, and I’m enjoying the extra money and not having to do annoying things like keep it clean and get the oil changed.
Yea god forbid kids would play with toy guns at school anymore *eye roll* I hate this world sometime. I thought I had it bad because I heard stories from older people about how they would bring rifles to school and go shooting afterwards, and I was irritated I couldn’t do that.
I still can’t believe kids get in trouble for playing around… ...
Another neat piece of kit I picked up at the NRA Convention was this innovative new sling:
You gotta love the arrogance of the anti-freedom types. They can do a national broadcast like this that obviously he has done no research on, and decide that his feelings are truth.
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.
A statement from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Tiara Drake wanted some of a relative’s cheese on Friday, but the woman refused to share.
The sheriff’s office said Drake awakened before the rest of the family the next morning and used detergent, window cleaner and a household cleanser to poison the cheese. The rest of the family made breakfast with the cheese and began eating it before one of them determined it was tainted.
Thankfully nobody was harmed, still you can quickly see how access to poisons and communal foods can be vastly more dangerous than firearms. Also shows it isn’t the tool, its the will to kill.
I have known Ted Nugent for many years and have recently gotten to know his brother Jeff. Both are very interesting and smart people who I respect. But I am writing this note because of Jeff's very disappointing op-ed in the Washington Post. The op-ed is more a list of feelings and attacks on those who oppose his position than any actual facts.
I believe strongly that expanding and improving mandatory background checks will keep a lot of people who aren’t entitled to Second Amendment rights from having easy access to guns.
Do you think that Gun Shy is kidding? Click here and shake your effin' head.
Pictures of the the gun used in the Tuscon shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords were released to the press today (among 600 photos).
Jared Lee Loughner (the shooter) is in custody.
Loughner carried two 31-round and two 15-round magazines with him that day.
Is the purpose of this picture to shift the blame to an inanimate object? I have my suspicions.
An alert citizen carrying a Revolutionary War era flintlock could have dropped the shooter on the spot, except that many a “alert citizen” were disarmed beforehand.
Yes. There were a few CCW holders on the scene w...
Neat look at the issue. Also if he was so inclined, that outfit would be ideal for concealing a shoulder holster!
We just had the ultrasound.
Its a girl! So there are lots of tea parties in my future, and I couldn’t be happier!
We have a real name all picked out. Still for the blog world, I must say, Alan cracked Mrs. Weer’d and I up the most with what will be the Baby’s new screen name.
Baby’s screen name (Until she can come up with something better) is LaWeerda.
(of 3D printed gun fame)
On theBlaze TV last night. You can watch the video at the link there.
Of course, if you were a Blaze TV subscriber you’d have seen it, and much more, Monday night.
Video at the link, of the pistol firing multiple shots. Here's the quote of the day:
“People think this takes an $8,000 machine and that it blows up on the first shot. I want to dispel that,” says Joe. “This does work, and I want that to be known.”Interesting article. The pistol is clearly an advance over the Liberator, but still has some considerable refining needed. But the price point of the printer isn't any more than what a decent laser printer used to be not so very long ago, and the cost of the plastic is what a case of good beer runs you.
They're at it again. This time with a magazine ban and a crappy may issue carry bill.
And as a special bonus the State Sen that's pushing this has a history of siccing the state police after people that dare call and complain to him. Especially if they're not in his distinct.
Meanwhile it's perfectly okay to fly in folks from Sandy Hook
Crimson Trace is methodically rolling out their new green lasers and the first model for Glocks is now available. The LG-452 is one of their Laserguard products. The Laserguards attach to the Glock’s dust cover rail and extend down onto the grip so that the activation button can be placed perfectly for Instinctive Activation. It [...]
ConDuit is this weekend in Salt Lake City and I’m the guest of honor. This is my schedule:
12:00 PM – Writing the Comic Scene (How to make the reader laugh without seeming forced)
2:00 PM – The Best Advice I Was Ever Given (with Paul Genesse)
5:00 PM – Guest of Honor Address (whatever you want to talk about)
10:00 AM – Reading
11:00 AM – Signing
1:00 PM – Keeping Readers Glued to your Book (with Paul Genesse, Eric Swedin)
3:00 PM – MST3K (with Nathan Shumate)
12:00 PM – Write About What You Know (with Paul Genesse)
1:00 PM – Writing a Fight Scene
4:00 PM – Gearing up for the coming Zombie Apocalypse (with Brad Torgerson and Justin Rouviere)
Please say a prayer for the families of Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, especially the town of Moore. So many effected, so many losses. Also say a prayer for the first responders who came to aid, either by duty or by simply the courage of being there and doing something. As volunteers continue to arrive there will be need of much prayer and support. There will be much to do.
WASHINGTON — A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the 5th Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.
Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, won’t answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening — or why she didn’t disclose it to Congress, according to a letter from...
Last week I was mowing grass. I've got a little 22" push mower that I use for trim work, mowing ditches, that sort of thing. When I finished mowing, I turned off the mower and it went CLUNK! Not a good clunk, so I bent down and grabbed the engine, and the deck is rotted. The motor is held on with three bolts. Two of them are holding, but barely so. I put out a call for a mower deck and second son responded with one he's kept in the grass behind his shop.
So far, so good.
Today, I went out to try to take the engine off the bad deck and put it on the good deck. I got the blade off, easy-peasy, then hosed the two bolts holding the engine with penetrating oil. Got out the wrenches. No joy. Sprayed everything down with penetrating oil. Poured myself a drink. Got out the impact wrench. Sprayed some more penetrating oil, talked to Milady about my day and hers, then went back out to the garage to remove those bolts. The first one came out just like it was supposed to. The second one was a bit more reticent.
Sprayed some more penetrating oil, gave everything a rest. Poured my...
Has Obama announced quartering of soldiers yet?
So … do the right thing, OK?
Bionics (also known as biomimicry, biomimetics, bio-inspiration, biognosis, and close to bionical creativity engineering) is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.
Thanks to an embroiled Obama Administration, gun news has just about dried up. But there’s still some talk on guns.
Are ‘smart guns’ a smart way to approach gun control? There’s a poll.
Lawyers.com says to expect more 2nd Amendment fights, and outlines some circuit splits.
Just file this comment by Steve Wood on my post regarding New York’s draconian new "gun control" law under "wish I had written that:
In the “low points” section:
- All such existing “assault weapons” must be registered with the state within one year of the effective date, and registration is subject to “a review of disqualifiers by the State Police.”
I think they may have misspelled another word besides muzzle ‘breaks’. They misspelled ‘Police State’.
Wow. That left a scorch mark as it screamed by.
But, amusing comment or not, he is not wrong; as Robert Heinlein once famously postulated, there is a name for governments wherein only the official branches of that g...
BOCA RATON, FLA. – Hunters, anglers and meat processors now have the ultimate vacuum sealing system to seal and store large amounts of game and fish with the introduction of the new FoodSaver® GameSaver® Titanium G800.
The heavy duty Titanium G800 is the first FoodSaver® GameSaver® model that features a 15-inch-long seal strip with two settings. In single sealing mode it can produce up to 100 repetitive seals with no waiting time. The double sealing option provides extra security with an added enclosure.
The Titanium G800 is the perfect machine for avid hunters and anglers who store large amounts of game and fish in the freezer. It’s also ideal for meat processors and lodge owners who seal and store commercial quantities of game and fish. With the 15-inch-wide bag, large portions of meat, such as roasts or backstraps, need not be pared down. For smaller cuts of meat or fish, such as rainbow trout or panfish, Titanium also seals 8-inch- and 11-inch-wide bags.
Like all FoodSaver® vacuum sealing systems, Titanium rem...
Today I received an email from InSights about changes to one of their classes:
InSights Training Center Tactical First Aid Featuring Caring For Blast Related Injuries On August 3, 2013
Bellevue, WA – InSights Training Center announced today that it added Blast Injuries Care to the Tactical First Aid class to be taught by Mike Shertz M.D. on August 3, 2013.
Following recent events we are reminded that we need to be prepared for injuries occurring to yourself and/or others during an active fight situation. With these factors in mind, InSights Training Center has expanded it’s Tactical First Aid curriculum to now include caring for blast related injuries.
Most penetrating injuries are not immediately life-threatening. However, there are some injuries where death before the arrival of EMS is almost assured if not quickly and effectively managed.
Our 1-day Tactical First Aid class is designed to give you the knowledge and skill to identify and manage those immediately life-threatening injuries, whether they occur to you or another individual, while you are still engaged in the violent a...
Right to Print Arms continues to advance… 8 shots fired from a firearm printed on a budget 3D printer. Which could be afforded by the average middle-class individual.
Military mine sweeping dolphins discover antique “Howell torpedo” from late 1800s. Look at that beautiful brass gem. Only 50 or so were made. And apparently only one was known to exist.
DC man saves a kid’s life from a violent animal. And get fined $1,000. Because we’re “Common Sense” like that..
Not very. They're made in prisons:
The UK Daily Mail has this:
La Jeunesse and Levine were targeted in a separate Department of Justice investigation into leaks related to Operation Fast and Furious, a scandal-plagued DOJ program that sent illicit guns across the Mexican border to drug cartels in the hope of tracing the guns' path to the narcotics gangs.The federal government lost track of the majority of approximately 2,000 firearms that were allowed to cross the southern U.S. border. More than 300 deaths in Mexico, and the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent, were linked to those weapons. La Jeunesse broke stories outlining several key elements of the Fast and Furious scandal. Monday's Inspector General report from the DOJ directly quotes his emails, as well as some from Levine, the Fox News producer.'What we don't know at this point,' Bream reported, 'is if ...
Are unions really that dumb that they couldn't realize that Obama had clearly broken his promise earlier that “nothing in this plan will require you to change your coverage or your doctor"? Some one needs to ask the unions why they didn't realize this problem until now? Did they think that the Obama wasn't serious about what he wanted? Or that Democrats would radically rewrite the law? From The Hill newspaper:
Labor unions are breaking with President Obama on ObamaCare.
Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results could be catastrophic.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) — a 1.3 million-member labor group that twice endorsed Obama for president ...
Since the Colorado Democrats passed a draconian and totally unnecessary ban on many types of firearms and high-capacity magazines, causing many shooting-related companies to move out of that state, taking their jobs and tax dollar with them, you might be wondering what Coloradans do in their free time now.
Well if you are Taylor Powers, a 21 year old "communications major" at University of Colorado in Boulder, you just get stoned on mushrooms, hike in the woods, strip naked and fight with 35 rescuers.
I have to admit, that would probably never occurred to me. I'd have probably just gone out quietly to shoot my stockpiled guns and ammo in some remote location and not made a big deal of it. Of course Taylor and her pals don't really sound like gun folks, what with all of the poor judgement and illegal behavior and such. Still, I guess that's what Colorado wants instead of us shooters.
I have to note though that thirty-five rescuers showed up? I suspect that if I was lost in the woods and called for he...
The gun prohibitionists want to ban so-called "Saturday Night Specials," because they're too small and cheap. They want to ban .50 caliber rifles, because they're too big and expensive. They want to ban so-called "assault weapons," because they can be "spray-fired from the hip," too quickly and inaccurately. And now, $22,000+ bolt-action "sniper" rifles, because they can be fired too accurately. Is there any gun they don't want to ban? Any gun that the various "Goldilocks" of "gun control" would think is "just right" for private citizens?
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