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April 21, 2017

Speaking of Chicago: That community could use some organizing

Chicago accounts for nearly 30% of the increase in urban murders. And the city was responsible for 43.7 percent of the rise in urban murders in 2016.

Good thing Barry is on his way to organize that community.

Terrifying

The Chicago PD thinks taking a black powder gun off the street is something worth bragging about.

Life in the future

A $400 juicer that connects to the internet for some reason.

The future is stupid.

Due process win

Reason:

This week the Supreme Court ruled that Colorado has no right to keep fines, fees, court costs, and restitution it extracts from criminal defendants whose convictions are later reversed. By forcing people to prove their innocence before they can get back property that is rightly theirs, the Court said, Colorado has been violating the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of due process.

Hopefully, civil asset forfeiture is on the chopping block.

Gun Porn

The Fagnus Revolver

Improvised weapons from the Croatian War of Independence

April 20, 2017

Soto et al v. Bushmaster

A guy steals a gun from his mom. Goes to a school and shoots first graders. And it’s the fault of the gun seller and gun manufacturer. At least, that’s what some law professors are arguing.

It’s a start

Not certain how reliable the study is but here’s hoping:

President Trump has saved taxpayers more than $86 billion in regulatory costs during his first three months in the White House, according to a new study from a conservative group.

“Journalism”

A journalism professor compares the NRA to ISIS.

How much is too much?

.357 Magnum Recoil: Is It Too Much?

It’s what socialists do

In Venezuela, they took the guns from the citizens. Then, Maduro started arming his supporters.

Via Glenn, who notes: THIS IS WHY, WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO CONFISCATE YOUR GUNS, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY JUST SHOOT THEM ON THE SPOT

SERPA

When the SERPA first came out, people generally liked it, in my experience. It was an attempt at a retention holster that could be drawn without much modification to the draw stroke. But that liking it thing didn’t last once a lot of people started using them.

Gun Porn

Bubba’s custom nugget.

Dragunov Variations

April 19, 2017

Gun games

Tam dropping some knowledge:

So if you’re sitting there doing the same reps slowly and smoothly over and over, waiting for the magic of speed to somehow come along, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

William Munny and Bill Daggett disagree. But they’re fictional characters.

That is something I know that I need to work on. One of the funnest times I have shooting is slowly squeezing off a round from the Ruger Match Champion at a steel plate at 25 yards. It’s fun. Relaxing. Kind of a zen thing. I’ve had a timer now for several months and should probably blow the dust off of it and get to it.

Obligatory:

Just one more law ought to do it

California looks to limit gun purchases to one per month.

And a monkey knife fight

Via Getting Started:

Heh.

Well, that’s a lot of sacred cows

Selecting a gun for self defense.

If taxation is theft

Wouldn’t this be slavery?

Taxpayers spend 17 hours on average preparing their returns.

I spend much more time than that. My guess is that a lot of people who earn a salary take up a little time and people who run businesses take up a lot. My taxes for 2016 were about 75 pages, a long weekend of my time, several hours of a tax attorney’s time and 4 digit bill from him.

And I wonder how much time is spent on general government compliance? You know, things like OSHA, codes, posting little signs every where, and other various drudgery that is a burden.

The party of smaller government

The Tennessee House has approved raising gas and diesel taxes.

Gun Porn

Some unusual ones today:

Ljutic Space Gun

M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle Enfield Conversion

April 18, 2017

Time to fix the ATF

An article at NRA on the issue. It highlights some of ATF’s greatest hits.

Suppressor infographic

A pretty cool one from Brownells.

Pilot arrested for having a gun in carry on

And being in New York. What’s amusing to me is the reaction of the TSA:

This incident highlights the importance of what TSA and its dedicated security officers do each and every day in protecting the flying public, TSA Upstate New York Federal Security Director Bart Johnson said I am grateful to the support that the Albany County Sheriffs Office provides to TSA on a daily basis.

That’s some funny stuff right there. You’d think he stopped Johnny Jihad from committing a terrorist atrocity from reading that. Instead, they just had some guy arrested because he forgot he had a gun in his bag.

Gun ranges in Chicago

Looks like they will finally comply with court orders.

They show up every year and it’s a non-event

So I don’t think it’s big news: Gun control groups promise to be in Atlanta for NRA Meeting

Registration leads to confiscation

The South African Gun Owners Association warns that gun owners who have not renewed their licenses on time will be raided:

SAGA has been advised that SAPS in the Western Cape will be conducting an operation aimed at gunowners who have failed, for whatever reason, to timeously renew their licence’s in respect of specific guns. It appears that SAPS teams will be conducting raids on targeted individuals mostly at their residences with a view to confiscating guns and ammunition. SAGA cannot at this stage speculate as to what SAPS intends to achieve by this action, nor what other steps may be taken by SAPS at the time of such visit.

If they were smart, they wouldn’t be anti-gun

Gun controllers suck at math.

Life in the future

The Russians have a robot that is going to go into space. And they’ve taught it to shoot guns. What could possibly go wrong?

Speaking of the Russians, they have a pretty neat looking Arctic base.

Gun Porn

The lost Armalites.

1911 after 2,000 round test

M&P Shield and suppressor.

April 17, 2017

The times (and beliefs) are changing

I don’t really disagree with Sebastian’s take on anything here.

And leaving aside the political aspect, I just think how much I’ve changed my mind on carry guns and choices over the last several years.

ATF investigates police

San Diego Union Tribune:

A letter from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to law enforcement agencies across Southern California warning about an emerging problem of officers engaging in unlicensed firearms sales came just weeks after a Pasadena police officers home was searched and guns seized.

The March 31 letter from Eric Harden, the ATFs Los Angeles Field Division special agent in charge, said the agency has discovered officers buying and then reselling handguns without a federal firearms license. That violates federal gun laws.

The ATF letter, first reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune, came after a Feb. 16 search of the home of a high-ranking Pasadena police officer. News reports at the time said several large gun cases were removed from the officers Sierra Madre home and loaded into ATF vehicles.

There’s a market for off roster guns (those are guns not OK to buy because the state says so) and the police appear to be filling that market. I don’t think the ATF guy is right about violating federal gun laws. You can re-sell a gun. I suppose he did enough volume that it was a business. Also, it’s California and their laws are wonky.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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