Sep 172013
 

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Out, damned spot!

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Apr 112013
 

Long, but worth every moment you spend reading…

“An essay in seven sections.

- From Progressive Economics
The Fundamental Political Principle

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” — George Orwell

Let’s start with this: The citizen’s right to possess firearms is a fundamental political right. The political principle at stake is quite simple: to deny the state the monopoly of armed force. This should perhaps be stated in the obverse: to empower the citizenry, to distribute the power of armed force among the citizenry as a whole. The history of arguments and struggles over this principle, throughout the world, is long and clear. Instituted in the context of a revolutionary struggle based on the most democratic concepts of its day, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is perhaps the clearest legal/constitutional expression of this principle, and as such, I think, is one of the most radical statutes in the world.

Go read the whole thing, take a break and read it again.

The Polemicist: The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun Rights.

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Apr 082013
 

Dunno if Mr. Long actually exists…but I find this to be spot-on…

By Junius P. Long

Food For Thought

  • If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally …you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more …you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Yep, I’m pretty sure that’s where I currently live…WTF have they done with my country?

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Feb 132013
 

If Michael Z. Williamson’s blog is not in your RSS feed, it should be.

The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse » The Post in Which I Piss Off EVERYBODY...

Worth following on Twitter, too: @mzmadmike

 

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Feb 012013
 

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Nov 142012
 

h/t Tam

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Nov 032012
 

…I went yesterday to avoid today’s lines. We made the mistake of going on Saturday in 2008 and the lines were atrocious - we spent around four hours in line waiting to vote. I’ll have to take a trip past some of the early voting polling places to see what today’s lines look like.

If you haven’t already voted, please go vote either today or Tuesday. However, please realize at this late stage in the game a “statement vote” or a “conscience vote” is most assuredly NOT the way to go. A vote cast for anyone other than Mitt Romney is pissin’ in the wind and actually is a vote *for* Barack Obama. If that’s not enough to cause you further nightmares, remember that Joe Biden is still only one step away from the Presidency. *shudder*

It’s time to Change It Back.

While I seriously doubt anyone can bring it back…it’s worth a shot…

*Sigh*

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Jul 252012
 

Folks, this is a must read…Musings from the “Blonde Momshell”: Aurora: My thoughts on this tragedy and calls for gun control.

This is why the 2nd Amendment is vitally necessary…when seconds count, (on multiple occasions) the cops are minutes away. And our justice system is but years away…notice how well all the existing laws worked in this situation?

…and yes, this is quite effective:

Pump Shotgun-SoundBible.com-1653268682

As Jay G is wont to say, “That is all.”

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May 162012
 

I recently bought a house-brand Pelican-style camera case from Calumet Photo to use as a gun case – I figured I needed something with healthy dimensions to accommodate my folded Kel-Tec SUB2000  with optics attached.

To get the length and depth I needed, I had to move up to a pretty large case – but hey, extra space isn’t a bad thing! The case is built like a tank – with four latches and two locking points at each latch.



As you can see, there’s quite a bit of interior real estate - 22.83 x 17.32 x 8.66″ – Internal -  filled with a solid one inch piece of foam in the bottom, two layers of pick and pluck (diced) foam and topped with egg-crate foam in the lid.

It took about ten minutes to create the form-fit area for the SUB2K – pretty slick! Next step will be to fit slots for the magazines and mount that Magpul AFG and pluck foam to accommodate it.

That’s a Red Lion Precision, LLC SUB 2000 forend on the Kel-Tec – allows you to index the forend by 90° increments so you can add optics and accessories and still fold it. (Another solid piece of equipment – amazing how much more substantial it makes the gun feel.) More of a review and range-testing to follow soon.

There’s lots of “left-over” space in the case – room for four to six pistols and their mags – more to come on that.

This will make range trips (and grab-n-go) much easier – I’m really liking it!

Highly recommended…

 

 

 

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased the Kel-Tec SUB2000, the Calumet case, the Red Lion Forend and the Magpul AFG with my own money. I thought it might be worth writing about…I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this short-form review.
(…and bite me).

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Carry.

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May 022012
 

“Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim. The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.”

RTWT –  A beating at Church and Brambleton | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

 

There’s a whole lot of “what were they thinking” running through my mind  right now:

  • Why weren’t their car doors already locked?
  • Why didn’t they just drive off?  While a car may be vulnerable – it has more of a position of strength than an unarmed human.
  • Unarmed? In this day and age, why?
While being attacked, she called 911 – and it took three attempts to get through past “all lines are busy.”  In the PD’s defense, we don’t know if that recording was cell service or 911 call center generated. But remember – even once she got through – the police were only minutes away. Meanwhile, the mob beating continued…
Why did the responding officer record the incident as “simple assault”? Treat it as a mugging – less paperwork?
Why did the paper bury a story involving two of its staff? Political correctness?
From Twitter the next day:

“I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” wrote one person.

“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”

Folks, this is merely the tip of the iceberg…

 

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