Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bloomie $$$

Increasing the assault of civil rights to the tune of $50,000,000 extra.

The words that came out of his mouth:

“This is not a battle of dollars, this is a battle for the hearts and minds of America so that we can protect our children, protect innocent people,” former-mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

“We’re the only civilized country in the world that has this problem.”

“It isn’t gun control. This is simply making sure that people everybody agrees should not be allowed to buy a gun - criminals, minors, and people with psychiatric problems - make sure they can’t buy guns - nobody is going to take anyone’s gun away nobody is going to stop you from hunting, target practice or protecting yourself.”

He sure does lie a lot.

 

Goin' Postal!

Not the US Post Office is making a big ammo purchase!   First the weatherman, now the postman. 

I guess I better cut back on putting the garden house in the big blue mail box on the corner.  I might get a 1,200 feet per second delivery to my hinder.

Is the American people gonna have to do some pushback at places besides Nevada cattle ranches?  Perhaps.  Or perhaps the Postal Inspectors are out of ammo, and now that supply is better maybe prices are down, and they need to restock after a long ammo drought. 

I still don't like the optics of the feds buying more ammo for internal purposes.  That's OUR job.

Correlation, Causation...

Whatever.

As Tam says, I don't care if 150 million Americans murdered 150 million other Americans with a pistol last night.  A pistol JUST like one of mine.  I didn't.  So leave me out of it.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Combat Hog


When we prevail

And we will.  The victory will taste sweeter here in the Blue States, resisting gun control. 

The legislature here in Maryland has adjourned with none of the gun banny type laws being pushed forward.  Too busy doing other silly lefty things like raising the minimum wage for everyone (unless you work for tips, or the company you work for is a small business, or it's an amusement part, so... just Wal Mart, I guess.)  Too busy, plus, gun control isn't the voter-pleaser they thought it might be here in the Old Line State.

They are going to be forced to change and I will enjoy their sweet sweet tears when they do.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter is Coming

How many peeps will stop a bullet?


Buy A Gun Day

Is tomorrow.  You are supposed to use you tax refund to get a new gatt of some sort.

Or, you are like me and less enthused this time around.  Mainly because while I got $200 some back from the State, I have to pay $300 some to the Feds.  But I do like the way I have my witholdings dialed in to about neutral.  I don't want Uncle Sucker to be holding MY money and not paying me interest for the loan.  I also don't want to have to write a four figure check to him, too. 

Speaking of finances, I DO keep a grand in cash in the house, hidden.  Just in case, as an E-Fund.  If I had to bug out I'd take that with me.  And I take it to gun shows and such in case some rifle shouts my name.  I don't want TOO much cash outside of a savings account or what have you, nor too little.  $1000 is about right.  No, I'm not telling you the super secret hiding place.  But hell, there are many.  Pockets of old coats.  In a ziplock bag duct taped behind the sink.  Behind a picture.  It's not any of them.

If I did have gun buying money, what would I buy?  Hmmm...  Winchester 88.   What else?  Hmmm...  Nothing on the list speaks to me.

I did opt to go to a gunsmith class later this week...  Well, armorer class.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Election

I better start beating the drum now.  Remember how outraged you were?  You gotta remember that.  You gotta convince or con or turnout other people.  (Convince the neutrals, con the gun banners into not voting, and get your allies out to the polls.)

Con the banners?  Isn't that underhanded.  It's politics, not beanbag.  Don't do anything illegal, naturally.  That's what the other side does, but maybe discourage an idiot neighbor that'll never vote for freedom.  "Oh, voting doesn't matter, why bother.  It's Maryland, a Dem is gonna win, and I got better things to do on my Tuesday in November"

Though I totally could vote illegally.  For Archie.  This is Maryland, if you break out ID at the polls the poll workers act like Vampires confronted with a crucifix.  You only have to know a name, address, and birthday to vote as somebody.  I know all those.  And I DARE them to say I wasn't born in 1927....

I would never commit that felony.  I like living OUTSIDE of prison.  Even a miniscule risk is too much, plus it is wrong.  I have more integrity than that.  Cheating is what the bad guys do, so this arm will remain tied behind my back in this fight.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Learn Something New Every Day

Hmmm, makes sense that 80% 1911 lowers would be available.  So this over on the Firearm Blog.  

I hadn't thought about it though.  It makes sense.  And now I have a long term goal...

To be able to make my very own 1911 (that works.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mixed Feelings


At Ft Hood Obama Vow to Keep Firarms Out of the Hand of the Mentally Ill.

On the one hand, good.  I have advocated for mental health reforms.  If all the energy that went into unconstitutional rights violations went into fixing that, we'd have been better off.

On the other hand...  It will lead to injustices.  People's rights stripped away in a non-adjudicated manner.  It'll sweep up people not deserving to be swept up.

And I certainly don't trust the Obama administration run a new system like this.  Even if written by the NRA/ILA, this administration seems less concerned with the whole Rule of Law concept, and would interpret it to suit themselves and strip folks of their civil rights.

Good Presidential quote:  "In our open society, and in vast bases like this, we can never eliminate every risk, but as a nation we can do more to help council those with mental health issues..."

Bad Presidential quote: "...to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are having such deep difficulties."  Yes.  But there is many a slip between the cup and the lip.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

salt


Hello, Charlie

I saw Charlie's Angels for the first time this week.  The 2000 Diaz, Liu, Barrymore version.  It was on a commercial free channel that Comcast gave me to not jump ship on their services all together, so, I figure, what the hey.

Meh.

Not a lotta gun play in the movie, and what there was was ineffectual.  They wanted the ladies to concentrate on taking out the bad guys with the Chop Socky.  Lots of wire-suspended judo kicks to the head.

Example of the ineffectual gun work...  Drew Barrymore dodges a bullet fired from 15 feet away out of a SA revolver.  Which I guess is sorta possible.  In that the shooter can miss from that distance.

Also, the Heavy, played by Crispin Glover (MacFly!) does something common in many Hollywood movies.  Which means it's a common tactic, now, for the rest of the world.  He mag dumps a Luger over the shoulder at his pursuers.  Sorta like laying down suppressing fire so the rest of his squad can maneuver on the enemy's flank.  I guess.  Except he is alone.  He wants to use all that sound and fury to allow him to escape, but then doesn't escape.  A martial arts battle breaks out.  Then he escapes.  Sheesh.  Take your time and actually hit one or two or three of the women chasing you.  Might make it easier on ya, buddy.  You weren't scared or stressed, so you might have been perfectly good with the fine motor skills required.  Oh, and carry a spare magazine, perhaps? 

Some days I think it is hardly worth it to study Hollywood productions for tactical tips...


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Maybe this is why

They don't want to let Brits have guns about, wot?




Four Rules Mnemonic

There was a clever mnemonic someone came up with a few months ago for the 4 Rules of Gun Safety.  Or maybe it was an acronym...  It was clever and simple and one I was gonna use it on new shooters.  It was so good there was no way to forget it.

I forgot it.

Anyone got any clever 4-Rule mnemonic?  Sumthin clever?

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UPDATE:

Lucky Strikes Means Fine Tobacco

L.S./M.F.T.

Loaded (stupid!). Muzzle. Finger. Target.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gunsmithing Dremel

My old Dremel tool went Tango Uniform years ago, and I have a gunsmith/armorer class in a coupla weeks.  I better get a new one to grind on receivers and barrel ramps and such...

What?  You sorta are sposed to do that, right?   This beat up old Singer brand 1911 is gonna need a lotta grinding.