Archive for October, 2009

October 31, 2009

AR-15 Question

I have a standard A2 buttstock that I need to put on a lower. To install, I know I need a buffer spring, buffer body, buffer tube, spacer and spacer screw. Is that it? I’d hate place this order and be a part short.

October 30, 2009

Quote of the Day

I guess the media is in trouble then:

And in case anyone’s curious, a link from SayUncle generates a LOT more hits than one from the Boston Globe.

FBI to KNS: Don’t go being too transparent

Seen at The KNS:

“In the current case involving threatening communications made to attorneys representing a defendant in the Christian-Newsom murder trial, the FBI’s investigation into this matter was recently and prematurely exposed. In addition, the News Sentinel revealed yesterday the precise subject matter of a federal grand jury subpoena it received concerning this crime, citing the “newsworthiness” of this development and the absence of an explanation by the FBI as to why the subpoena’s secrecy was important.

“While the News Sentinel’s disclosure may indeed serve “the interest of transparency,” the revelations made to date may also provide the person or persons who committed the crime with the strategic knowledge necessary to now successfully frustrate this important investigation. This is the reason the United States Attorney’s Office asked the News
Sentinel not to disclose the issuance or substance of the subpoena.”

Bleg: Internet Weirdness

Suddenly, my home internet connection will not go to certain sites. All computers and all browsers. I can’t, for example, access Post Politics. The connections time out. Been happening a couple days now. Any ideas?

Update: The internets have apparently unfucked themselves. So, it works now. I guess someone poked Al Gore with a stick.

Good thing it’s not an emergency

Went by the local gun shop to pick up the latest acquisition. No dice. Seems the Tennessee Instant Check System is down.

Narratives

Lou Dobbs says people shot at his house. I’m sure bloggers and news columnists will be out there blaming a political ideology for this one, right?

Two shot in LA synagogue. Still on the loose. Little speculation on this one in the press.

And the FBI killed the leader of a mosque in a raid. While the NYT won’t tell you a lot of things, Moe Lane will.

But let’s make sure we continue demonizing Oath Keepers, who the press will tell you are domestic terrorists despite not terrorizing anyone.

Update: Looks like Dobbs was the victim of a rule four violation.

Furor!!!

The Commercial Squeal continues crying about its loss on the gun ban in Bartlett.

We must stop ferret violence

Attack with a ferret leads to charge of battery with a special weapon.

Guns in parks

Can’t imagine why anyone would want one in a wilderness area.

Gun Porn

Smith & Wesson Model 39-2

Chicks and guns

Gun sales to women up. In Illinois

Gun Permits in NJ

Sebastian has a more in depth look into the recent court ruling.

But guns cause death

Since 1984, over 112M firearms have been sold. Yet accidental gun deaths dropped.

Bait

This strikes me as a good way to get killed or sued.

October 29, 2009

You know who else’s birthday is today?

The Internet’s. On this day, forty years ago, Al Gore created it. In other news, I’m younger than the internet.

Scale

Coolest thing you’ll see today.

Tennessee’s Bestiality Law

Odd article, I thought.

Tantrum

This guy does a crappy photshop of this picture. Makes dicks jokes. You know, because all those gun owners are compensating for the size of their penis.

Well, if I’d known jobs were for sale

I’d have tried out for ATF director.

Hope and change:

More than 40% of President Obama’s top-level fundraisers have secured posts in his administration, from key executive branch jobs to diplomatic postings in countries such as France, Spain and the Bahamas, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Twenty of the 47 fundraisers that Obama’s campaign identified as collecting more than $500,000 have been named to government positions, the analysis found.

And that’s from USA Today who, unusually, has some harsh words for the president. It’s like the new president smell has worn off or something.

Half Way There

Today, I am officially half way to what the average life-expectancy for me should be. Cheery, eh?

And apparently lots of other gun blogger sorts have birthdays in late October. Someone should do a study about that.

Humble Pie

I love it when the anti-rights folks admit their defeat:

Never mind that H.R. 45 has no co-sponsors and has received no hearing in a House committee—meaning you’re more likely to see a pig fly than this bill passing Congress

Zero Intelligence

A girl in Iowa was suspended for bringing a spent shotgun shell to Show-And-Tell.

confronted with the witnesses against him

TN attorney to challenge red light cameras.

Hope and Change

Thought crimes now make stuff that’s already illegal even more illegaller. They call it a hate crime prevention act. Which it’s not. It just increases the punishment and adds something else someone could be charged with. It will prevent nothing.

Nifty

NRA selling jump drives shaped like your favorite round.

Advocating Violence

A newspaper published a letter that advocated killing hunters. Now, I expect people to have such bone-headed ideas. I don’t expect a newspaper to publish stuff like that.

Oath Keeping

I am amazed at the amount of PSH coming from the press and the boneheads at the Southern Policy Law Center about the Oath Keepers being right-wing, neo-Nazi, racist, radical extremists and terrorists. They’re not. They have simply stated they will not violate their oath to the constitution by following orders that go against it. Granted, some of their pledges are for events that are quite unlikely to occur. That, to me, makes them a bit quirky but not inherently dangerous. They’re just following in the fine tradition of refusing to take orders.

More on the morons at SPLC from Jesse Walker.

The company you keep

Another Mayor Against Guns guilty.

Quote of the Day

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake regarding his vote against H.Res.784, a bill “honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought”:

He who spends time passing trivial legislation may find himself out of time to read healthcare bill

Well played, sir. Well played.

Safety Dance

Tam has a look at firearm safety gizmos over the years. None, of course, are substitute for the four rules.