31 March 2018

Sound Advice

WHEN the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East
'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast,
An' 'e wonders because 'e is frequent deceased
Ere 'e's fit for to serve as a soldier.
Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
So-oldier of the Queen!

Now all you recruities what's drafted to-day,
You shut up your rag-box an' 'ark to my lay,
An' I'll sing you a soldier as far as I may:
A soldier what's fit for a soldier.
Fit, fit, fit for a soldier . . .

First mind you steer clear o' the grog-sellers' huts,
For they sell you Fixed Bay'nets that rots out your guts -
Ay, drink that 'ud eat the live steel from your butts -
An' it's bad for the young British soldier.
Bad, bad, bad for the soldier . . .

When the cholera comes - as it will past a doubt -
Keep out of the wet and don't go on the shout,
For the sickness gets in as the liquor dies out,
An' it crumples the young British soldier.
Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier . . .

But the worst o' your foes is the sun over'ead:
You must wear your 'elmet for all that is said:
If 'e finds you uncovered 'e'll knock you down dead,
An' you'll die like a fool of a soldier.
Fool, fool, fool of a soldier . . .

If you're cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
Don't grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind;
Be handy and civil, and then you will find
That it's beer for the young British soldier.
Beer, beer, beer for the soldier . . .

Now, if you must marry, take care she is old -
A troop-sergeant's widow's the nicest I'm told,
For beauty won't help if your rations is cold,
Nor love ain't enough for a soldier.
'Nough, 'nough, 'nough for a soldier . . .

If the wife should go wrong with a comrade, be loath
To shoot when you catch 'em - you'll swing, on my oath! -
Make 'im take 'er and keep 'er: that's Hell for them both,
An' you're shut o' the curse of a soldier.
Curse, curse, curse of a soldier . . .

When first under fire an' you're wishful to duck,
Don't look nor take 'eed at the man that is struck,
Be thankful you're livin', and trust to your luck
And march to your front like a soldier.
Front, front, front like a soldier . . .

When 'arf of your bullets fly wide in the ditch,
Don't call your Martini a cross-eyed old bitch;
She's human as you are - you treat her as sich,
An' she'll fight for the young British soldier.
Fight, fight, fight for the soldier . . .

When shakin' their bustles like ladies so fine,
The guns o' the enemy wheel into line,
Shoot low at the limbers an' don't mind the shine,
For noise never startles the soldier.
Start-, start-, startles the soldier . . .

If your officer's dead and the sergeants look white,
Remember it's ruin to run from a fight:
So take open order, lie down, and sit tight,
And wait for supports like a soldier.
Wait, wait, wait like a soldier . . .

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
So-oldier of the Queen!

I'm Not A Christian

Or any kind of monotheist.  The Lovely Harvey is decidedly animist which befits her Blackfoot heritage.

But we still do Easter here at Casa de McThag.

I giggle about that most years.

So, Happy Easter!

Ham and deviled eggs for those who arrive before they're gone.

I Am Curious

How did the party of Slavery, Jim Crow and Segregation manage to survive this long?

The Whigs didn't manage to survive the abolitionist movement, and they weren't staunch supporters of slavery like the Democrats.

Once again, I see that they're on the wrong side of history and freedom.

Bullies

From Dan's Facebook

I was bullied.  I totally get the urge to murder them all.  I didn't succumb to that urge, being a stronger person than they were.

But I was not raised to be weak, and we don't allow for the odd to be strong anymore.

Think about that.  Think hard.

Maybe It's Not The Slump

I've a theory about Remington and their bankruptcy.

Quality control was down across the board.

During the Bolt-Gun agony I coon-fingered lots and lots of guns, both new and used.

When the budget minded Savage Axis line felt more finished and smoother than a 700 priced three to five times as much...  There's a problem.  Never mind that for 2/3 the price of new there's nice examples of older guns which definitely seem better made.

There's thread after thread complaining about newer Marlin's.

Then there's the lawsuit over the 700's trigger.  That sure didn't help sales.

AAC went from an innovative and quirkily fun silencer company to another cog in the giant corporate conglomerate.

Bushmaster didn't exactly shower itself in glory when they adapted Magpul's Masada concept rifle into the ACR.  They didn't keep promises repeatedly made.

The R51 launch wasn't what you wanted to have when introducing a new product either.

Heard any good buzz about the RP9?

It's endemic.

Not Amphibious

The Lovely Harvey had an oopsie and spilled a cup of coffee all over her laptop!

It responded to this insult by shutting off.

We responded to this by panicking!

Thankfully, our friend, JT, is an expert hostage negotiator computer technician.

He's very familiar with the family of Lenovo Harvey wetted.

He instructed me to field strip it and douse it in electrical cleaner, which I have in abundance for cleaning sensors on The Precious!

Then let it dry for an hour.

I did that, reassembled and the machine attempted to revive, but started cycling through booting over and over.

Take it apart again, more electrical cleaner, run the hard drive through chkdsk on MY laptop to make sure it wasn't dead...

Wait another hour.

Reassemble.

This time it works!

Damn that was scary!  With all the other stuff coming due in the next month, the last thing we needed was to buy a replacement laptop.

THANKS JT!

Just The Facts Ma'am

I am continually astonished at how often I am called a sexist, racist or homophobe by merely pointing out provable facts unrelated to sex, gender, race or sexual mores.

Water IS wet.

Fire DOES burn.

The moon is NEITHER Stilton or Dutch.

Wishes are NOT horses.

Two plus two IS four.

And will remain so regardless of your X or Y chromosome, the color of your skin, or who you love.

Snout Counting

The only time the citizenship question wasn't part of the census was in 2010.

People are acting like it's been gone since time immemorial.

Unlike a lot of commenters on both sides I remember when it was taken off. The fears of one side of the debate were realized as it did count a large number of illegal aliens concentrated in Democrat stronghold cities.

Representatives were assigned and gerrys mandered.

It's all about moving the congressional seats around.

I'm against counting illegals because I don't think they should be represented by any elected official in this country. They shouldn't be a constituency entirely on the basis of their illegality.

If you'd like to have a conversation about how best to legalize them because their presence is somehow essential, I welcome that debate.

But they're criminal invaders now, colonizing the places they congregate. I'd be considerably softer in my attitude if they were sneaking in to become Americans, but they're sneaking in to remain nationals of their home countries.

Returned

The Boy was released from the mental health ward yesterday afternoon.

He's home, happy and none the worse for wear.

We even got his shoes back!  We never get his shoes back!

30 March 2018

Words

Arsenal: A place where weapons are manufactured.

Armory: A place where weapons are stored.

Blinking 12:00

Just like the blinking time on the VCR, I get to be right occasionally.


I read her blog, I'm an NRA member, and I get Shooting Illustrated as my magazine.

Better than right, I'm hiding my address box with a picture of an AK I built with my own two hands and is undeniably MY rifle to prove that it's MY magazine.

Complete List


Clicking should make it legible.

Many of them were term limited out.  This is the drawback to term limits, they don't fear the wrath of the voters.

Hey Me Too!

Hashtag me too?

I'm not killing children either!

Just like an armed guard, I am!  See?  No semi-automatic weapons!


Except the stupid Dancing Monkey probably has no idea that the pistols her armed guards are doubtlessly carrying are semi-automatics.

This Has Bugged Me For Years

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/40561/Today-498522.JPG

Ever notice the exit for the NSA uses the same kind of signage as a National Park?

No Sympathy

Turns out that Skinhead Gonzales is a bully.

Bullies don't get to assume the victim mantle.

Bullies deserve everything bad that comes to them.

Everything.

I will not shed a single tear about her plight.  She's a special place in Hell earned already and if her mortal life is also tormented.  So much the better.

May she hear "we're sorry but you call cannot be completed as dialed" when she calls the suicide hotline when the enormity of the fruits of her abuse finally hit her.

Sic simper bullies.

29 March 2018

Datum

If guns were, indeed, less regulated than uteri or cucumbers then why would criminals resort to stealing them?

Note the racketeering charges.

They're stealing guns for selling to other criminals.

If a uterus was more regulated than a firearm, they could simply buy them and then sell them on to criminals.

It's Called Sexual Dimorphism

Women.

Someday we're going to have to have a talk about how men and women are physically different.

In that talk you're going to learn about back breaking labor and its effect on the body.

You're going to learn that one of the effects is it tends to make you reject your fetus.  All mammals do this!  Look it up.

So if you're doing a physically demanding job, and CHOOSE to get pregnant; YOU are choosing to risk your unborn child's life by continuing to do such a demanding job.  A job, I suspect, you elbowed your way into, despite concerns over this very issue of physical frailty from the employers.  You demanded these risks in the name of equality, and you got them.  Congratulations!

Maternity leave and giving time off to attend National Guard or Reserve duty is a false equivalency.

But remember, you chose this line of work, you chose to get pregnant.  You insisted you could do the job just as well as a man when you demanded entry into the field.

Well, the fact that we're having this little discussion kind of says that, no, you cannot do this job as well as a man because you're demanding things that men don't to keep your job and advance your pay.

Watch what happens to a man who decides to taper off how hard he works for nine months, then skips out on short notice for three months and then comes back looking for his job.  Go on.

IF he's hired back it will be at a loss of wages and seniority.  He's likely going to be passed over for promotions in the future too.

Now, encompass into your mind what a huge concession has already been made to allow for your pregnancy, some of it even encoded into the law.

You're not doing equal work for equal pay by choosing to get knocked up.

Reading Is Fundamental

Corresponding with the offices of my state representative I am struck with something.

I read the bill and clearly they did not.

They're quoting from the abstract or the press release and not from the text.

I've also noticed, lately, that it's very common for pro-gun blogs to activate the panic button and scream about a bill... only to find that the bill in question doesn't contain any language that does what they said to panic about.

It's to the point now that I've stopped reading a couple of blogs because what they're doing is misinforming rather informing with their posts.  I've enough to keep track of, thanks.

Those misinformative blog posts are among the reasons we don't have national reciprocity today.

Note to those misinformative folks, we got Fix-NICS anyway.  Congratulations!

Agreement

We agree about one thing.

‘We Need Better Supreme Court Judges’ To Interpret The Second Amendment

Interesting that despite our agreement that we need better supreme court justices, we're in complete disagreement about what that means.

Lazy

Because The Boy is in the clink, I haven't had to get up in the morning to take him to school.

I've been lazy and sleeping in.

I feel a little guilty about catching up on my sleep.

28 March 2018

Evaporated

Somewhere in this house are two magazines for my SIG-Sauer P-238.

The original 6-shot that came with the gun and an extended 7-shot I bought later.

Both disappeared.

The 6-shot might just have fallen out of a pocket somewhere while I was carrying.

The 7-shot has been residing on my desk for months.  I probably got sick of tripping over it and moved it to someplace I'd definitely remember...  A sure sign it will never be seen again.

Space Screws!

Willard's laminated stock doesn't appear to come with artificially flavored orange drink screws.

Wait.

Tang has other meanings?

Oh!

Two tang screws are on their way as well.  $3 for screws.  $8.50 for shipping.

I kid you not.

Confusing Message


Future abused spouse?

I assume she's not going to call any armed men when her future assailant, probably domestic, starts being a "real man" and hits her with his fists?

Or is this another guns = penis thing and she wants to be fisted?  Kinky!

Joking aside, this is as sexist and offensive as a "Real Women Don't Own Shoes!"

Never mind it's actively turning ones back on the thing that sets us apart from all the other animals.  Tools.

Plus!  Tools make her the equal of a hulking specimen of "real man" who has double her mass and triple the muscles.

Wanna bet she won't figure it out the easy way?

Thanks For Nothing

Hi, Thanks so much for your email. We are all still grieving the loss of the 17 innocent lives taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and sadly it has become clear that there were many failures and breakdowns that led up to this heartbreaking tragedy.

On March 9, the Governor signed into law the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, this bill is aimed at ensuring what happened at Douglas High never happens again.

The Act creates the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program that will allow school personnel, including teachers, to be armed and defend themselves and their students in the event of an armed assault on campus. Here are some things you should know: the program is voluntary, and no teacher or school employee will be obligated to carry a weapon. Any person who wishes to participate will have to complete 132 hours of comprehensive firearm safety and proficiency training, pass a psychological examination designed by the FDLE, pass an initial and ongoing drug tests, and complete annual training and firearm qualification. Ninety-eight percent of mass shooting events have happened in the ironically named "gun free zones." The statistics shake out this way because mass shooters know they will be able to inflict their carnage unimpeded. It is my belief that simply by having the knowledge that some school personnel COULD be armed will dissuade madmen from making a "gun-free" zone a "gun-used" zone.

Additionally, the $400 million bill offers a multi-pronged strategy to address the challenge facing our schools. It creates the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education and appropriates tens of millions of dollars to assist with school security assessments and hardening. It dramatically increases funding for full-time School Resource Officers, full-time law enforcement personnel in every one of our schools. It provides new mechanisms to temporarily restrain weapons from those adjucated mentally ill or unstable. It commits tens of millions of dollars to increase mental health services for our youth, to make sure we intercept troubled youth before they turn to violence. $400 million dollars to make sure this never happens again.

The Act also requires a three day waiting period on all firearms, but not for hunters and not for anyone with a concealed carry permit. The Act bans bump stocks, and does not allow non-military and law enforcement members under 21 to purchase a rifle from a firearms dealer. But it does not stop a father giving a rifle to a son that he believes can own and use it responsibly. It does not stop a mother giving a shotgun to her daughter that she believes needs it to protect herself. For these reasons, I don't see this as a "gun control" bill.

I want to thank you, truly, for sharing your thoughts with me. If you have any further questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Amber Mariano State Representative


The guardian program has so many obstacles and hurdles placed between an unarmed staff member and an armed staff member that I seriously doubt that even a single teacher will successfully complete the program.

Yes, a staff member, but pointedly NOT a teacher, COULD jump through all of the hoops and considerable expense to be an armed staff member, but you've just perpetuated the gun free zone and done nothing in practice.  But you felt good about doing it, didn't you because this was SOMETHING.

Let me guess that $400 million will be spent and the conclusion will be that we need more SRO's, clear backpacks, stringent government approval for the slim chance to get armed staff and that under no circumstances should the multiple failures of numerous levels of government be punished in any way for their failure to do what they're paid to do.

In fact, this study will show that more government will be needed to prevent the next murder spree and will reward the failed agencies with more power and funding.  Betcha.

The murderer successfully waited FIVE days before buying his murder weapon.  It takes a special kind of stupid to expect praise for tacking on an ineffective measure that's even less effective than the ineffective measures that failed already.

I don't care that the waiting period doesn't affect me.  Just because I have a carry permit doesn't mean that the rights of honest, innocent citizens have been infringed.  Should I support poll taxes on black people because they won't affect me because I'm white?

I don't care that the age restriction doesn't affect me.  Is someone who's 18 an adult or not?  We're going to have to make up our minds and pick an age and that will have to suffice for everything.  Drinking, voting, gun-buying, consent...  Pick a line.  Stick to it.  Patchwork inconsistency just erodes what little respect for the law remains.

It matters to me that you banned bumpstocks; and I've never owned one.  Bumpstocks and similar accessories have been used in exactly zero crimes in Florida.  Zero.  In fact, the Las Vegas concert murders seems to be the sole example of one ever being criminally used.  A bumpstock wasn't used in Parkland.  WHY DID YOU BAN THEM IN FLORIDA?

I am happy that you've deluded yourself into thinking that this isn't a gun control law.  But stating that you don't see it as gun control doesn't change that it is, in fact, gun control.

What you've managed to do is punish the innocent, deprive them of their property and let the people who failed in their duty off the hook.

Congratulations.

But you did "something".
And it was something counterproductive and stupid.

27 March 2018

Tantal Twosome

Let us Welcome Willard to the Church of the Holy Tantal!  It was fate.  Every other shop we've stopped at lately has had one for sale.


It's a 1992 made wz.88 kit built for Interarms on an Armory USA receiver.


It's apparently an earlier distribution of Interarms' guns because it's sporting an original Polish chrome-lined barrel!  Score Willard!  From skimming the AK boards, this is the Tantal you want if you're going to buy a pre-made gun.  And he got it for cheaper than the Century Arms gun in Tampa and the very tacticoolized Century in Port Richey.

The only thing "wrong" was the little spring clips for the handguards were in the back of them instead of up front where they belong.  Easily fixed!

It's not the same as my Tantal in several respects.


Mine was made on an accurate rendition of a wz.88 receiver, so I have the lower safety and the (now) cosmetic selector switch.  Willard's is made on a normal AK-74 lower so it has a normal AK safety/selector and no controls at all on the opposite side.  His also skips the rail.  I have a single-hook trigger; he has a double hook.

Mine's the as-issued black paint on bright steel, his is parkerized.

Soon, his will be sporting a laminated wood fixed stock.

Back In The Clink

The Boy took off from me at the grocery store yesterday.

He's back in the land of Baker Act.

For a change he's not real happy about being there.

25 March 2018

Just Like The Klan

The best thing you can do is let them talk.

Most people see the bullshit and make the right decision.

They Wouldn't Lie To Us Would They?

MSN claims to be using 2015's data.

The FBI disagrees with how many firearms murders there were.

Never mind that the more restrictive states aren't the places where the least gun crime occurs.

Burn!

"Giving money to Gun Owners of America is like burning it.  Except you don't get the benefit of the heat and light."

Found on Arfcom.

Let Me Talk Past My Armed Security For A Moment

March For Your Lives anti-gun dancing monkey list:

Will Arnet
Alec Baldwin
Elizabeth Banks
Michael Ian Black
Zach Braff
Albert Brooks
Jim Carrey
Cher
George Clooney ($500,000 donor)
Sheryl Crow
Billy Crystal
Jamie Lee Curtis
Miley Cyrus
Ava DuVernay
Billy Eicher
Josh Gad
Lady Gaga
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Kim Kardashian-West
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Demi Lovato
Rose McGowen
Debra Messing
Bette Midler
Michael Moore
Nick Offerman
Amy Pohler
Dennis Rodman
Rosie
Amy Schumer
Steven Spielberg ($500,000 donor)
Charlize Theron
Yara Shahidi


Remember, when you buy entertainment from any of the above, you're funding gun control. Make your purchases with that in mind.

If you're not stealing from Hollywood, you're paying for Hollywood.

I'm A Survivor Too!

If Emma Gonzalez's proximity to the murder of her classmates makes her a survivor of the Parkland murders...

Then I am a survivor of Gang Lu's murders.

You see, I was in Iowa City that day.

Close enough, right?

Except I wasn't anywhere near campus.  I think.  Iowa City is difficult to navigate.

I have, however, been shot at in earnest.  By things much larger than 5.56.

Where's my free plane ticket to DC?

I guess they don't give those out to mere veterans.  We're all damaged goods, from what I've read.

24 March 2018

Mox NICS

With all the sturm and drang over fix NICS...

Let's clear the air a bit.

Fix NICS is an incentive package to the subsidiary governments of the states and municipalities to get them to provide accurate and timely information to the NICS.

If you regard this as gun control, you're barking at the wrong law.

That would be the actual NICS.

The mandate for NICS is old enough to drink.  Implementation will be able to buy a rifle in Florida next year.

So, tell me, what have you been doing to repeal that portion of the Brady Law?  Anything?  Just complaining in the comments on blogs?

Want to go back to the background system mandated in Brady until NICS replaced it?  I don't.

So it's two things you have to fix.

Thing is... how do you oppose a background check without coming across as someone who'd like violent felons to have guns?

I've got a two part plan there.  First we change the sentencing laws so that people we don't want to have guns never walk among us again.  Second, we just accept that if they're out among us, they're allowed a gun.

That's maximum liberty there.  I suggest my plan to my congress creatures every year too.  No reply yet.

But background checks are popular you're not going to get them completely repealed.

I'd like to see one of several no-trace background checks implemented.  There's no need for a record of the check to be kept.  It should be a simple thumbs up or thumbs down check.  Enter the name and driver's license number in and get the go/nogo from the system.  Let anyone call in or hit the web page.  Easy as pie.

But the gun control people don't want that there's no record of things.  Fight that!

Some of the prohibitions are stupid.  Felony embezzlement?  Why should that preclude the convicted person from owning a gun?

We either need to change it from felon to violent felon, or fully fund an office for the restoration of rights to people who're not a danger.

But I never see the most vocal opponents to Fix NICS raise any of the points I just brought up.

I wonder why.

Political Position

In allowing their students to attend a political rally, I posit that Broward County District Schools has taken an advocacy position on gun control.

If I am not mistaken, they're not supposed to be doing that.

I intend to physically visit my local congress creature's offices and make inquiries as to that.

There's A Limit To Understanding

Reichsminister Dave's high school teachers are understanding of his numerous absences.

I notice, however, that he's having trouble with gaining admission to college.

These things are related, Dave.

Africa Never Loses

Black Rhodesians Zimbabewans long for a return of oppression.

At least there was food under the Jackbooted Heel of White Rule.

Intermeadiate

.50 Browning Machine Gun (12.7x99mm NATO) is an intermediate power round.

It's less than a cannon, more than a rifle.

I Know Lots Of People Don't Read

Click me.

Someday, I too, I hope to be judged by the content of my character rather than the contents of my gun safe.

But since they carted out his granddaughter today to shill for gun control, I think it's important to read one of Martin Luther King Jr's most famous speeches in its entirety.

It does not espouse racism.  It doesn't espouse retribution.  It does not espouse remuneration or reparation.

It speaks of justice long delayed.  But it doesn't call for any vengeance.

It's simply a call for his people to be treated like they human beings they obviously are and for all humans to be treated equally.

The call quotes the words of the founders.

Estranged Friend Mr McCartney

You and Mr Lennon weren't on speaking terms at the time of his death.

You must be counting on our not remembering that.

Just because you clearly regret the petty disagreement that drove you apart doesn't change that he died when you were still angry with him.

At any rate, Dancing Monkey, I don't recall summoning you to entertain me.

Shush until we call you.

Epiphany

We cite the statistics over and over...

Something becomes obvious.

Violence with firearms in the US has been steadily dropping for decades now.

What that means is incidents which would fade into the background of the overall violence in the past stands out today.

Just look at Chicago.  Violence is the norm there.  Not worth reporting.

White suburban high school in Florida?  Panic ensues.

Why?

Because it's unusual and it stands out from the norm.

It doesn't matter that compared to a weekend in Chicago hardly anyone died.  The wrong people died.  The scions of white liberal suburbia died and SOMETHING had to be done.

It doesn't matter that murders with rifles is barely statistically noticeable against murders overall.

Yes, it's racism.  They don't care if blacks and Hispanics are slaughtered by the cattle car loads.

They condemn we gun owners for wanting to remain armed and call us racists...

Our culture's solution to this problem ignores race.  Out culture's solution to this problem ignores sex and gender.  Our culture's solution to this problem ignores sexual orientation.  Our culture's solution to this problem ignores religion.  It virtually ignores all social constructs.

Liberal society and culture doesn't want to be supplanted by our superior culture so it's fighting back, hard.

More (civilian) guns is less crime every place it's given an honest chance.

We're going to win.  We just have to brave the onslaught.

We will endure.  We will persevere.

Vinyl Lobby

Has anyone in the media done an in depth investigation into the clear vinyl backpack industry and how they lobby for their products to be used by every student of every school?

Red Light District

The Lovely Harvey has heard a rumor that if your house is a gun free "safe house" you should mark it by running a red light on your porch.

She told me that and ended with, "We should do that!"

I replied, "Dear, I think that constitutes hunting over bait."

23 March 2018

Even Keel Detected

Activate rogue wave!

The Lovely Harvey just got back from the dentist.

Thanks to a wonderful, lurking genetic defect that runs in her family, the bone that holds the teeth to the roof of her mouth is deteriorating.

This deterioration is causing a massive sinus infection and requires removal of all her top teefers.

After the insurance pays its share, we're still on the hook for $700.

Due in two weeks.

Too short of a notice, so I'm turning on the begging light and asking you to stab the paypal button over there on the right.

22 March 2018

Worth A Watch



The question remains, how do we effectively fight back?

What Were The Scores Last Night?

Did you know that that the original Rollerball with James Caan was set in 2018?

How many of my futures will become alternate history before I croak?

Can I Get An Amen From The Choir?

ALLEGEDLY From the Thomas Sowell Foundation

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.0009% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

• 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws.
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified.
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence.
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths.

So technically, "gun violence" is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Now lets look at how those deaths spanned across the nation.
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.
This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.
Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equal, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to think that criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?
• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.
• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide).

Now it gets good:
• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you are when you are in a hospital!
• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease.

It’s time to stop sugar & carbs!! So what is the point? If the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total number of gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides ................ Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It's pretty simple:

Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs. So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed."

8 Stubborn Facts

Via Ace:

Here are eight stubborn facts to keep in mind about gun violence in America:
  1. Violent crime is down and has been on the decline for decades.
  2. The principal public safety concerns with respect to guns are suicides and illegally owned handguns, not mass shootings.
  3. A small number of factors significantly increase the likelihood that a person will be a victim of a gun-related homicide.
  4. Gun-related murders are carried out by a predictable pool of people.
  5. Higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime.
  6. There is no clear relationship between strict gun control legislation and homicide or violent crime rates.
  7. Legally owned firearms are used for lawful purposes much more often than they are used to commit crimes or suicide.
  8. Concealed carry permit holders are not the problem, but they may be part of the solution.
Each of these facts is firmly based on empirical data. Here’s a deeper look.

Nothing we gunnies didn't already know.

21 March 2018

More Authentic?


When making the zombie green baseplates, I ended up with left-over black bases.

Since real bakelite mags have a black base, does putting a black base on my bakelite dyed AK PMAG's make them more authentic?

It's a pure aesthetics question.  Does it look better with a black base?


Looks Like We're Awake Now

The Constitutional Review Commission has tabled the anti-gun suggestions:

I'd like to think it's because you can bake cookies in the room holding their email server, but that's just me.

All Things Being Equal

20 March 2018

Email 2 To The CRC

You may notice that there was a shooting in a high school in Maryland.
The location is significant because Maryland has all of the gun control mentioned in these proposed amendments.
You might notice that gun control failed to prevent the shooter from starting his attack.
You might notice that it was an active response from a Student Resource Officer firing back that ended the attack.
It was not banning a common type of gun.
It was not forbidding the ownership of certain sized magazines.
It was not the gun-free zone of the school.
It was not universal background checks.
It was not gun registration.
It was a good guy with a gun returning fire.
Shall we focus on what works and abandon what doesn't?

Making Our Point

School Shooting In Maryland.

Bad guy with gun is stopped, literally, dead by good guy with a gun firing back.

So far the only fatality is the scumbag bad guy.

Maryland is a gun-free victim zone in public schools.

Maryland also has a checklist of things that are on the gun-control wish list.

They have an assault weapon ban.

They have a, sort of, ban on magazines larger than 10 rounds.

They have, for handguns, permits to purchase, registration and universal background checks.

Never mind the fact that the shooter was 17.  Underage to buy any kind of gun from a dealer.

The only thing that worked is what we pro-gun people have been saying works.

Maybe it's time to stop listening to the gun grabbers?

No.  It's past time to stop listening to them.

Good News Everyone

It's good that the age to buy a gun was raised to 21 and the waiting period extended to all firearms sales.

Otherwise someone might have gotten shot.

It's not the guns.

It was never the guns.

It's not even about murders.

Back Up Fail

Is anyone else having trouble backing up their Blogger?

Mine gets to 25-28mb on the xml file and says, "Failed.  Network Error".

This is on all my machines and with all browsers.

Back In Your Closets Faggots!


Can't have the faggots spread their deviance to the unsullied, can we?

Gods forbid that anyone new be brought into the gun community!

Wanna bet blogs be next to be chopped?

19 March 2018

Further Adventures In 922r Compliance

The East German Magazines are now safe to use in my Tantal.


The body, follower and floorplate make this magazine too dangerous to use in my rifle if all three are present at the same time.  But replace any one of them is replaced with one made in the USA, suddenly the entire firearm is safe to use.

And it's such a gigantic change...


There's no reason, it's just the law.

The floorplate is also the part least likely to ruin the natural function of a reliable design.

Is This How It Felt?

Watching the huge anti-gun rallies.

Listening to anti-gun people wishing me dead.

Reading about what I should do to conform to the new laws.

Is this how it felt to be Jewish as the National Socialists took power?

For some reason I am struck with a scene from the German miniseries, "Generation War".

One of the POV characters is Jewish and his father is a tailor, busily sewing a yellow star on his clothes, saying something to the effect that he's showing that they are Good Germans, everyone will see how good they are because Good Germans obey the law.  This will make everything all better!

I read a few pro-gun sites that remind me strongly of that father.

It's very worrisome.

Body Count

How many children have to die before you listen to the people who actually own guns and know what they can do?

How many children have to die before you listen to the people who actually study how to defend themselves from armed attacks?

How many children have to die before you listen to the people who are experts in this field?

How many children have to die before you blame the people actually responsible rather than a deodand or a scapegoat?

Just For The Record

If you're going to invite me to be on your blogroll as a "contributing source" or are requesting I put you in my sidebar blogroll...

At least make your fucking reply topical to the post you're replying to!

I don't generally post about whom the president hires and fires, so asking to be linked in a post where I'm talking about a speculative alternate history's adoption of a particular scope mount and linking to a post about McCabe being fired is just ign'ant!

If you're on the sidebar it's because I enjoy reading you.  When I stop enjoying it, you go away.

It's that simple.

Yes, I have tiers of enjoyment, but that's either because I don't like that you make me think or that you keep posting bullshit, but have the occasional diamond worth reading.

Go with the answer that makes you feel best.  Trust me.

But you're there because I want you there, not because you offered me more traffic.  Not because you want more traffic.

This blog gets 600-1,000 hits.  I'm betting 3/4 of that is bots.

That's what you're wanting to link yourself to.

I ain't no Tam with a rabid following or an Erin with a carefully nurtured and realized presence.

It's just me and my stream of consciousnesses.

I'm not even a Caleb leveraging an attempt to be the biggest douche into actually BEING the biggest douche!

18 March 2018

HR 5103

Text.

This does two huge things to the NFA enthusiast.

First it cranks up the $200 taxes to $500 and the $5 taxes to $100.

Second it increases the tax annually by tying it to the COLA.

PLUS!

It increases taxes on importers and manufacturers and ties increases to COLA.

Then it makes a pistol based on a rifle that still uses rifle ammo an NFA item.

It doesn't have many cosponsors, but that could change quickly.

Since it's NFA stuff, there's no national organization with our backs.

Start haranguing your Congress Creatures!

Hat tip to The Firearm Blog, who also give a shining example of how to correctly give an alert like this.  As opposed to some parties I've mentioned earlier this week.

Picatinny And The Cold War

In the prime timeline, our timeline, Poland adopted a Picatinny rail as part of the Karabinek wzór 1996.

Rail sections are common on Russian guns now.

The question for our alternate history T2K timeline:

Would the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact adopt P-rails if the Cold War had continued until the mid to late 1990's?

Operative Phrase

Even if you're a useful idiot; you're still an idiot.

Welcome back Blue!

War On The Impoverished

Florida's new gun owner restraining order is a war on the impoverished.

Let's say you are subjected to such an order.

The accuser isn't on the hook for the administrative costs or fees.  Want to bet that there's transportation and storage fees for your guns while your mental health to own them is evaluated?

Never mind the 3-5 thousand bucks that a Baker Act three day stay will run you.  Hope you weren't using Obamacare for your health insurance!

It infuriates me that we've created a system for some anonymous neighbor to harass a gunowner out of being a gun owner from constantly paying medical bills and admin fees.  Let alone the likely loss of employment from taking time off to be evaluated by doctors and attend hearings.

Sure, they have language that makes it a crime to knowingly make a false statement but, as been noted before, that case law as pretty much nullified the language they inserted into the law.

That means your anti-gun neighbor can break you with impunity.

The goal of this appears to be to drive us into the closet and at least hide our ownership if we won't be ashamed of it.

We are the new faggots of society.

Are They Public Records?

Is there a way for us to obtain the count of calls, letters and emails to our congress creatures?

I am wondering, after seeing this, if the response was even remotely balanced.

We gun owners tend to be pretty responsive to a call to hit up senators and representatives.

What was the ratio of "stop this stupid shit" to "we love this stupid shit!"

They repeated, over and over that they'd gotten thousands of messages supporting both sides.

Was it 3 thousand thousands versus 100 thousand thousands?

17 March 2018

Again With The Reading

The problem with Fix-NICS isn't the bill to fix NICS.

Many of the issues that are being cited as being part of fix-NICS are actually problems with having a NICS at all.

When you start digging, it's complaining about people being denied their rights already, under the current laws.

Forcing the subsidiary governments of the US to report more accurately their lists of prohibited people doesn't change the underlying law that's unjustly denying the rights to people already.

But for some reason the critics of fix-NICS aren't even trying to get that part fixed while another part, that's undeniably broken, is.

Dismissive Tone

There's an old joke:

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one, but the light bulb has to really want to change!

With regards to Florida's new EXTREME MEGA TACO SAFETY PROTECTIVE ORDERS!

That one of the biggest concerns is veterans with PTSD.

How best to say it but, "bitches please."

In the first place not every veteran gets post traumatic stress disorder.  Even vets who went to combat and saw some serious shit.

There's a percentage that never feel a moments remorse, regret or guilt let alone get traumatized by what they've seen.  The law of small numbers says that, although it's a small percentage, there's lot of veterans who just aren't affected by the experience negatively.

The percentage of people who get PTSD is larger, but still not the majority of veterans.  There's a ton of variables with it.  Some people are predisposed to be extra traumatized, some people would be fine but repeated exposure wears them down.

The good news is it's a well known and well understood condition which is fairly straight forward to treat and cure.

HURRAY!

As with all psychological trauma, the patient is key.  They have to want to get better.

Psychology isn't like normal medicine in this regard.  A broken leg will tend to heal whether the sufferer wills it or not.  Cuts and bruises too.

But just like how you can keep moving the break to prevent the bones from fusing, keep cutting the same place or beating the same lump... a mental patient can keep themselves from getting well.

Good news, again, is this is well understood with regards to PTSD and there's methods to subvert a reluctant patients efforts to avoid getting well.

The patient who manages to successfully evade effective treatment is a vanishingly small number even with the percentage multiplied by a huge number of candidates.  It also tends to accompany issues that were only brought to the fore by the trauma; which aren't so readily understood and treated as the triggering PTSD.

I think that the real worry from the gun control crowd about combat vets isn't that they're ticking time bombs waiting to go off at any moment.  They're land mines.  Carelessly stepping on them is what causes the explosion; they don't just "go off".

Illegal Search And Seizure

I've harped on this before, but let's go again.

People who want to ban guns are full of arguments, and since there's so much case law defending the 1st Amendment, it's difficult to make comparisons with the 2nd Amendment because there's a dearth of case law. Though all but one Supreme Court ruling on the 2nd is decisively "standard model".

Let's talk about another oft abused amendment that's also part of the Bill of Rights.

The fourth.

Let's apply some reasonable and common sense restriction to 4th Amendment rights, which would make law enforcement's job easier, and see if you would like to live under such limits.

You cannot be secure in your person, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures until you are 21.

You must wait 5 days before preventing a law enforcement officer from performing a warrantless search of your home and seizure of your papers and effects; unless you've obtained a home privacy permit or passed a homeowner's safety class.

That sure would make it easier for the cops to bust people, wouldn't it?

Why don't you back that?

I'd also like to point out that the little ex parte protective orders portion of Florida's new law is a blatant 4th Amendment violation. A judge so orders isn't due process.

Cultural Appropriation

Sa lá atá inniu chaithim oráiste.
Caithim oráiste orm mar níl mé Gaeilge. Is Scots / Béarla mé.
Ó, Paddy? Glac an fálta agus cuir na píopaí amach.

Numbered And Marked

Since I have embraced the evils of long chain polymers...

And Rit Dye...

I've numbered my PMAGs.  And many of them are quite colorful.


Got in my sand baseplates and dyed them a nice Zombie Green and marked in the numbers with a paint marker.

To fill no need at all, I bought a windowed sand PMAG.


And dyed it foliage green.

While I think the windowed magazines are kinda neat I'm sort of at a loss for what use they really are.  I've heard lots of explanations that kind of make sense, but I'm not convinced of the utility.

But neat is enough for any gun purchase!

This actually isn't my first dyed window PMAG.  I have two more, in purple.  Even Harvey has one in flat dark earth.


All of my PMAGs are the Gen 3 types, Harvey's are Gen 2 MOE.

Marv's been an enthusiastic user of the windowed types since they first came out.  He even went so far as to convert a metal AR magazine to have a window, it works fine!

16 March 2018

No Erich It Isn't

Here's the text of S. 2135.

It's neither pro-gun or anti-gun.

It doesn't create any new categories of prohibited people.

It would, however, have stopped at least two of the shootings that got us that shit pile from Tallahassee recently.

If you're getting your information from Gun Owners of America, you are being misinformed (best case) or lied to (worst case).  View with a weather eye anyone saying GOA is superior to the NRA in protecting our rights.

It's not a long complicated bill at all.

It didn't take long to find the text or to read it.

Can You Tell Me What's Wrong With This


If I were running the company that owns this site, I'd have my online marketing guy feeling very uncomfortable in my office.

I Remember Why I Stopped Reading Now

Because of the advice on how to run my local politics that doesn't work around here.

If the recent passage of The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act was a one off; that would be excellent advice.

The problem with the tactics as laid out in the link above is that we have been doing that!

What started us doing what is suggested was the utter inability to get any movement on carry rights while even IOWA made advances.

We managed to change a few names, but it appears that the indoctrination into The Party makes them forget who brought them to the dance.

What now? indeed.

What we need to do is bleed them.  Do the primary challenge that nukes their chances and might hand it to the other side.  To show them that we're willing to take the risk of a Dem getting the seat because we can't count on the Republicans any more.

They have to either fear us or owe us.  I prefer fear because they're a bunch of ingrates.

15 March 2018

This Is Exactly What I Was Talking About

These two discuss what's in the recently passed (14Mar18) HR4909.



I dare you to find any part of this bill that does what they think it does.

Text of HR 4909.

Are they merely ignorant or is this deliberate misinformation?

But they've proven they're not doing any due diligence on pending legislation, so I suggest not using them for information.

'Nam Pile


Playing with my camera on this fine March day.

Openly Concealed

I am wondering about the fine points of legality.

Many European holsters completely encase the pistol so that no part of the firearm is visible.

Is that concealed?

In Florida you can print to your heart's content... as long as the gun itself has a layer of something between it and eyeballs.

It's almost tempting to get one of those holsters and wear it around empty and see if any attention is paid at all in a state where open carry is illegal.

I think I will file this under "don't draw attention to yourself."

It's The Same Thing

I've read a couple of people who're celebrating the lock to Daylight Savings Time.

They love how there's more daylight after work/school.

Do you know what would have the exact same effect?  Going to work an hour earlier in Standard Time.

Demand that from your boss!

I'm willing to bet that nobody will, because that's getting up an hour earlier!

It's a mind game, actually.

Getting up at 6 in Standard Time is exactly the same as "sleeping in" to 7 in Daylight Savings Time; but people think they're getting an hour more sleep...

It's because they're letting a clock determine their life, really.

14 March 2018

Indeed Let's!

Treat guns like cars!

Anyone can buy any kind of car they want, provided they have the money for it.

Anyone can buy a car in any state.

Anyone can import any kind of car from overseas as long as it's not used on public roads.

Cars are only subject to the myriad of regulations if you use them on public roads.

You only need to register and insure them if you use them on public roads.

The minimum age to get a license to operate a car on a public road is very young (14? 16?), with supervision of a licensed adult.

Your Card Has Been Declined

You cannot seriously explain bad reviews of your movie are due to racism in the same week that Black Panther breaks a billion dollars in receipts.

People pay to see a good movie and will tell others to see it.  They often go to see it twice (or more).

People pay to see a bad movie and will tell others to avoid it.  They very rarely sit through it again.

Phew! That's A Relief

It's a good thing that Florida raised the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21.

Otherwise someone could have gotten shot!

Except he's 17...

Aaaaaaaaaand it's Islam.

Again.

Time Shift

With Florida poised to enter Atlantic Standard Time come November, I wonder how many businesses are going to keep on with the time change.

The reason I wonder is businesses on Central time do most everything at the same time as Eastern.

Central time goes to work at 8, where Eastern goes at 9.

The news is on at 10 in central where it's on at 11 in Eastern.

But due to the time zone, they're happening at the same time.

For touristy stuff, local time will suffice, but I wonder about places that are part of an out of state network.

Staying on Eastern and observing the daylight savings time changes makes sense and adds less complication.

Zoon

The other thing I would note is that if even half the pressure put on Marty Daniel and Daniel Defense was put on wavering politicians there would be no debating Fix NICS, a new AWB, or age restrictions. The fight would be over and we would have won.

From this post.

13 March 2018

Today A Library Burns

Stephen Hawking has died.

Testimony

Either I just don't learn or I have too much hope.

One should not watch TV shows that one loved as a child.

Nine times out of ten your adult mind will rebel against the simplistic plots, acting, sets and special effects where your childlike expectations were MUCH lower.

Childhood nostalgia is something to be cherished, not something to be impaled on adult reality.

I'm presently hurting myself with Space Academy.

How To Avoid Making An Illegal SBR

A guide for Congressional candidates and YouTube pundits.

OK, you start here:


Then you get one of these:

THEN you can do this:

Then this:
Then this:


Doing these steps out of order can land you in jail.  Real jail.  Federal Pound You In The Ass Prison type jail.  Felony shit.

Good For The Gander

I have a counter proposal to this.

YouTube Reform changes we need in my opinion.

1. Be at least 21 to buy a camera.

2. Go through a 6 month minimum course (similar to a drivers license course).

3. Professional Mental Heath evaluation.

4. Ban computer and electronics shows now!

5. 30 day wait period after purchase to receive camera.

6. 3 day waiting period before filming an event.

7. 15 day waiting period before posting a video to the internet.

I assume I will have their wholehearted support.

Florida Statute 790.222

790.222
Bump-fire stocks prohibited.

A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump-fire stock.

A person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, the term “bump fire stock” means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device.

This "clearly" worded portion of the Florida Statutes is what makes it illegal to have a bump-stock here in Florida.

There's been a lot of freaking out over "a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device" portion of this law.

I think if we can get it to court we can prove that's Constitutionally vague.

I also don't think we're going to see much, if any, prosecution for something that isn't a bonafide Slide-Fire® or their competitors.

We might get some prosecution from someone getting giddy with it and doing traditional bumpfire and somebody in the DA's office noticing the Geissle trigger group.

But without someone doing pretend auto-fire there's nothing to attract the cops.

I know that at my trial, if any, I'm calling Jerry Miculek to the stand and have him show that I was firing far below what an unassisted, unaltered semi-auto could do.

Putin Proposes To Eliminate Nearly All Of My Readers

Who'll read this blog then?

Echo

Tonya the Tantal has evokes familiar feelings.

I am most reminded of my very first rifle.

A Mini-14.  A 181 series, if I recall correctly.

I chose it because it had a Choate combination flash-hider/front-sight/bayonet lug already mounted and a pistol-gripped folding stock.  Not the same stock as Skeezer and FuzzyGeff got from Choate.

The Tantal has the same basic feel to it.

Similar weights too, my Mini was tubby.

I'm a bit amused because my goal with the Mini was to get as close to my dream girl as I could; a Galil.

Galil's then, as now, were ridiculously expensive.

Well I've finally gotten a Galil equivalent here.  .22ish caliber, bipod, folding stock, based on an AK...

Odd that I kept circling this drain and finding the Galilesque.

Dear Gun Rights Advocates

It's a shame that it's come to this:

When you go off on a tear about what a law is going to do, would you be so kind as to quote the section of the bill?

Otherwise you sound like a loon when someone actually reads the damn thing and finds no passage pertaining to the thing you're panicking about.

My favorite by far has been how parking tickets will be making you a prohibited person if fix-NICS is passed.

Dearie, if you've unpaid parking tickets you're already a prohibited person.  Fix-NICS just means you're going to be caught now.

It didn't create a new class of prohibited people, it just created an incentive for State A to mention the bench warrant for unpaid tickets so that State B knows and won't sell a gun to this fugitive.

It's been repeated over and over now by more than one source that Fix-NICS is gun registration.

How?  Show me the text of the bill that causes this or shut the fuck up about it.

Really.

If it's there, I want to see it so I can complain to my congress creatures.  If it's not there, I don't want to look like a moron complaining about something that isn't so!

Sadly I think a lot of this falls under a failure to do ones own research.  Taking Gun Owners of America's fund-raising emails (for example) at face value has proven, to me, to be a bad plan.

Screaming that a bill contains something that it doesn't means that I can't trust your opinion, don't it?

12 March 2018

Not Period Correct


Not my rifle.  That's an RS Regulate AK-311M lower mount, AKML upper mount and a Primary Arms Micro Dot.  Not cheap at $361 total, but very usable!

I'd prefer something with some magnification so the AK-310M with more rail space, AKOG and a Primary Arms 3x ACSS scope for a whopping $453!  Cheaper than a real ACOG, I guess.  For $30 more I could step up to 5x.

Modern optics are not cheap.

Period for the gun is a 1P29, this is a 4x scope that's already calibrated for 5.45 and is $550 from Kalinka and $450 to $500 on ebay.

The ride height is better on the modern.  The looks are more appropriate for the 1P29.

I Give You The Player Character


The average PC with a light weapon loadout.

Almost Paranoia

I find I stop myself from saying, "Do you realize how stupid it sounds to say, 'You can own this, but you cannot buy this?'" with regards to guns under Florida's new gun control student safety law.

The reason I stop myself is the fear that the response will be, "Holy shit!  You're right!  They shouldn't be allowed to own this either!"

I am waiting for the first parent of an 18 year old who gives their offspring a gun being charged with making a straw purchase.

11 March 2018

I Looked It Up

The only amendment in the Bill of Rights more neglected by the US Supreme Court than the 2nd is the 3rd.

If it were neglected for the same reasons I would rest much easier at night.

I Want It Back

If it sticks, come November, Florida will not "fall back".

That means the hour that the government stole last night will be gone forever.

Bastards!

Just The One?

It suddenly occurred to me that I only own one rifle which would have been banned by an AWB that came that way from the factory.

My FAL.

All of the AR's start life as bare receivers.  One wasn't even a firearm when I started.

Both the AK's weren't complete rifles on delivery.

I'm just into DIY, I guess.

Looking back, my current FAL is the only one I've ever bought complete.

The Mini got transmogrified.

The Daewoo got a thumbhole delete.

The L1A1 was a bare receiver.

The Polytech M14S got its flash-hider fixed.

Implication

Tinker states the rights guaranteed to us by The Bill of Rights apply to people as young as 8 and onto government owned school property.

It also states that such rights cannot be disruptive to the education process.

Because the 1st Amendment is fully incorporated by the 14th Amendment, this applies to state, county and municipal governments as well as the Federal.

Well, legal eagles, time to sharpen your pencils and stock up on legal pads.

Since the age limits appear to be low and apply to schools, then it should be simple to use their own ruling to show that someone conceal carrying is non-disruptive to the education process and since the rights apply to youngins that someone who's 21+ with that CCW is provably old enough.

We have precedent!

We need to keep repeating that unpopular rights are the most important and needing of protection.

We need to keep demanding that the 14th incorporate the 2nd as it has incorporated all of the other amendments of The Bill of Rights.

Isn't This Interesting

Young Joeseph Gobbels has started wearing an armband inspired by Tinker v Des Moines Independent Community School District?

What part of Tinker is he supporting?

The part that says the Bill of Rights applies even to people as young as 8?

The part that says the Bill of Rights extends onto school grounds?

The part that says that while a 13 year old has 1st Amendment rights on school grounds, that speech has limits in that it can't disrupt the education process?

Or is he trying to say that his right to free speech has been in some way restricted while being plastered on every media outlet there is?

Or is he protesting something else and daring someone to demand he remove the armband?

You can't tell with Reichsminister Hogg.

10 March 2018

Damn It

I screwed up again!

I made my Karabinek wzór 1988 clone on the wrong day.

Interestingly I didn't make a gun.

Nodak Spud made the gun.  I took delivery on February 20.  I assembled it into a functional state on March 3.

Now I'm spent and don't have any clue about what to do on BAG day!

That's just a month and five days from now!

I guess I could aim for a Polish pistol to go with the Polish rifle, they're even cheap.

$220 gets a C&R eligible P-64.  $230 plus background gets a P-83.  Both in 9x18mm Makarov, which I do not stock.

There's so many other things I wanna do.

Like get some new stocks on that Colt Woodsman Challenger.  That's $90 right there for walnut, more than the gun cost for OEM brown plastic.

Decisions decisions...

Gun Owners Are Not The New Niggers*

We are the new faggots*.

How many years was being gay equated with being a child molester?

Now being a gun owner equates to being a mass murderer.

The good news is we've got the gay rights playbook for recovering our right to keep and bear arms.

Like the gay rights movement, we've got people who're quite comfortable being in the closet and whom are terrified that coming out and being open about being a gun owner will destroy what small freedoms they presently have.

Accommodating the demands of the people who think you should be ashamed doesn't get you more rights, it gets you fewer.

That's what we're doing right now by laying low after every shooting.

We've got to get off our asses and get to rallying and chanting.

We've got to demand "gun day" from Disney.

Do you honestly believe you have fewer rights than a homosexual?  A woman?  An African-American?  The elderly?

Do we have the same rights?  By law we do not, despite our rights being specifically mentioned in the Federal Constitution and most state Constitutions.  Despite sexual orientation, gender, race and age not being mentioned at all.

We've got to get out there and show them that we vastly outnumber the teensy minorities whom have already gotten their way by force of unity.

Let's pick a day and hit those capitols!  December 15th is appropriate, but the weather will be teh suxxor most places.  It works best if we pick a day where the weasels are in session.

SPREAD THE WORD!

*Yes, I said the dread inflammatory and derogatory words.  Sometimes you have to use the actual terms rather than dissemble the meanings of those words by being extra polite so as to not offend.  The actual words are used here to illustrate the hatred expressed towards innocent gun owners on a daily basis.

If you don't recognize why I say niggers it's from a quote, "Gun owners are the new niggers . . . of society" by John Aquilino.  Except for this quote fragment there's scant information about Mr Aquilino out there.

PS: This post is about gun rights, not about homosexuals who've been accused of being child molesters.  Comments along that tack will be deleted.

Remember What I Said About Grudges

Here's someone nursing one:


If you haven't "known" Ricky since he sicc'ed Angela Corey on George Zimmerman even after the police and the local DA said there was no "there" there, you ain't too bright. He's just another filthy piece of Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill. A wannabe Shrub, tryin' hard to be Jeb!! II.


Do you know where "Law Enforcement" live in your neighborhood? Do you know their schedules? Do you know their spouses' schedules? I do. These "laws" are only worth as much as the Blue Wall says they're worth. If there is no Blue Wall, then one can deal with the Elite appropriately at one's leisure.


 He's also begging for some ex parte action from the new law.

Talk about "ain't too bright"!

The new law doesn't distinguish between a real threat and hyperbole.  But the ex parte warrant will say that he threatened both LEO and their families in addition to a veiled threat towards politicians.

As Ambulance Driver says, this law is about silencing dissent.  That there is a none too bright way of dissenting if you don't wanna get actively silenced.

09 March 2018

Let's All FUCKING Panic!!!

We lost one.

Not as big a one as it could have been.

Not near as big as an AWB would have been.

We can panic or we can get to work.

Put band-aids on our boo boos, dust ourselves off and work to fix this.

It's not impossible.

The wheels are going to come flying off this legislation next session when they realize they're going to have to pay for it.  The budget was already tight as a drum and there wasn't no $650 million slack in it.

That's where we can start in on suggesting cheaper solutions.

The bump-stock portion is likely constitutionally vague.  But someone needs to be busted with a bump-stock to start it through the courts.  The other things that "increase the rate of fire" to "mimic full-auto", the panic about this is purely theoretical.  Calm down.  That mimicking full auto thing is our lever on proving that all those theoretical speed improvements are not what we're panicking over.

The three day wait is machts nichts.  It's also the easiest part to nuke once we get the other side calmed down.  Notice they needed fresh corpses to get that?

The 21 age for sales is eventually going to get nuked as well.  The silliness of an 18 year old being allowed to own a gun, but not buy a gun will eventually break this down.  Especially once an 18-20 year old gets murdered for a lack of a gun by some psychotic boyfriend that the cops had been systematically ignoring.  We're going to have to learn the steps of the blood dance.

Lead with your left...

The Byzantinian rules for arming the teachers is going to eventually lead to campus carry if we keep at it.  Someone is going to ask how many teachers have been armed and when a clumsy shop teacher has enough fingers to count them, someone is going to say let's skip paying for it.  That's where we bring in the self-funded CCW carrier plan!

We're going to have to decide on a t-shirt color and design and get that fucker up on cafe-press or something and we need to take a couple days off at the start of next session and DEMAND our rights back.

This shit got passed with about 100 people all dressed alike crying in unison.  We didn't get enough notice to beat those numbers as fast as this was passed, but if we cost them a couple days of business at the start of the next session from disrupting business and trapping them in their offices because they can't get past the press of bodies, we might remind them that we're still here.

We need to start the process of primary challenges to all the pricks that voted for this.  It doesn't matter how great they were otherwise.  You put down a previously good dog when it bites you, they've bit us and need to return to private life.

It won't be a small job, but it's a doable job.  Let's get on it!

PS: running and hiding in some other state won't work.  The pricks spread.

Alles En Ordnung


If you want to use Godless Commie magazines in your Godless Commie parts containing rifle, you have to change some parts around.

I'm one short with the magazine in it's original Godless Commie configuration.

So it's either swap out the gas piston, which is a ton of work, or swap out magazine parts.

Followers and floorplates count for one each.  I have followers for four and floorplates for four more coming; so all of my magazines will be compliant with the onerous burden of 922r.

Please Oh Please

Nothing will come of it though.

There's no mens rea in any of these malum prohibitum laws.

The Kindness Of Strangers

Reader Vickersguy from Oriental, NC sent us a package!


Four "bakelite" magazines from Die Deutsche Demokratische Republik with pouch and three "Circle 21" magazines from Bulgaria.

Thanks!

Based on the design of the pouch, I think the East Germans were using the same basic load as the Poles.  One mag in the gun, three in the pouch with four strippers.

Well That's New

Yesterday over 200 people linked in here from Facebook.

On a blog that gets, on average, 1,000 hits a day that's significant.

Now I wonder whom linked to me from Facebook, since it's a generic m.facebook.com link-in.

That's What The Uniform Is For

To the LEO who was defending the policy and procedure of establishing a perimeter while an active shooting mass murder was happening and only entering the building once sufficient force and organization was marshaled; on the grounds that entering piecemeal would cause confusion and endanger their fellow LEO's to being shot by mistake by other LEO's.

Why do you think you're wearing that fancy get-up with a badge and shit?

Why do you think it doesn't look like everyday clothes everyone else wears?

It isn't just so the oppressed masses common citizen can know from which font the authoritah flows.

It's so you can identify your fellow officers at a glance.

You guys so dearly love to play dress-up-like-a-soldier and you missed one of the basic things of soldiering?

Never mind that despite your worry about confusion, that a single person shooting back stops these things dead in their tracks.

What really worries me here is I have a goal that anyone will be able to carry legally right into that school as long as they're legal to own a gun.  Not just specially licensed and sanctioned employees of the state.

If you can't tell your uniformed buddies apart from the terrified victims and the murdering bastards... what chance do I have of being identified as a good guy and avoid being shot?

I want the procedure for that.  I want to know how to coordinate with law enforcement in an established way because in all likelihood, if I'm shooting back at the bad guy; I've been there the entire time while you're just arriving much later.

You don't even pretend to want to establish such rules.

That alone should frighten anyone with a carry permit.