Archive for July, 2010

July 31, 2010

In Smyrna

Neighbors don’t like that Glock is expanding. The world needs more Glock.

I wasn’t gonna buy a gun but . . .

I hate when that happens.

Serial numbers and intermediate scruitiny

Serial numbers upheld in the third circuit.

Bushmaster ACR

CTD has a look.

oily pelicans

A bit back, I chatted with someone about how in a few months, maybe a year, that there’d likely be negligible impact from the oil spill. Can’t quite say that yet but the environmental impact has definitely been overstated.

Hard times

For the gun guys. Which was actually just one guy, anyway.


cool pics.

July 30, 2010

Chicks and guns

Breda on what to wear: When you’re a girl type person who wants to start carrying concealed on body, you’re going to have to spend a bit of time thinking about your wardrobe.



Involuntary Servitude

This is scary:

H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act

To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

The bill has no chance of passing but I’m amazed that some bonehead would even introduce it. Said bonehead being Charles Rangel.

Brownell’s AR-15 22LR Conversion Kit

Some smart cracker has a review over at

I reasoned that, after one 550-round milk carton of .22 LR, the $199 kit would pay for itself.

I’m not sure what is more manly, though. The pink gun or the purple ear plugs?


Via Tam and Breda, comes the tale of a deranged man getting stabby towards his girlfriend and her two kids. Kid calls 911. Cops show up. And wait outside the door for 45 minutes for a supervisor to show up to authorize a forced entry. Both kids and the woman were murdered with police just outside the door. Tam and Breda are right, you are on your own.

But what manner of man stands outside awaiting supervisor approval while someone and their kids are being murdered? Job and rules be damned, you fucking do something.

Chicken Police

I’ve been kinda snickering a bit. Seems a bunch of hippies want to keep hens in the greater urban areas of Knoxville. For eggs. So they’ve apparently gotten the city council to go along. But it looks like having chickens may mean you waive your fourth amendment rights:

The Animal Control Board shall have the right to enter the permitted property during reasonable daylight hours to inspect the hen enclosure and condition of the animals in the enforcement of this law, and shall have the authority to enter the property at any time in case of emergency or health threat, and to remove chickens from the premises, if necessary.

Gun Blogger Rendezvous Stuff

Hi-Point to donate a carbine to the event.

If you can’t beat them

Online gambling closer to being legalized, taxed and regulated.

Bo Dietl: firearms expert

Is he saying scopes kill all by themselves?

Keep your booger-hook off the bang-switch

And don’t point guns at your leg:

Witnesses told Brogdon brought a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun to sell at work. He shot himself as he started to unload the gun in the passenger side of a truck.

Via Barry

Civil Rights

Dennis and Paul are not fans of civil rights celebrations. And are shocked that someone would have such a celebration on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech. I wonder if they really are that dense?

Those guys at the SAF sure are busy

They’re suing Maryland authorities for denying a man a handgun carry permit because he couldn’t demonstrate a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger. More here.

Sebastian thinks it’s a good place to start.

David Hardy:

And to think — it was only a few years ago that Brady and others were suing gun manufacturers right and left, as part of a campaign to bankrupt the industry, a campaign that had a good chance of succeeding. Today, they’re on the defensive (to the extent they act at all) and the progun side is on the offense. Since almost all of it has occurred over the last month or so, it’s more than an offense, it’s a legal blitzkrieg.

Like a poll tax

Tam on the firearms excise tax:

Further, wasn’t firearms ownership just ruled to be an individual right? Why are guns taxed, then? Isn’t that as unconstitutional as, say, a special tax on religious accoutrement or newspapers?

Gun Porn

SCAR 17S is shipping. Mmmm, 7.62.

S&W 1917

Pics from smallbore championship.

July 29, 2010

That’s racist

President Barack Obama calls black people sort of a mongrel people.

Death, dying and blogging

Had an interesting conversation the other day. I mentioned how the recent death of regular reader Straightarrow had me all kinds of depressed. Losing folks you never even met is saddening. And, well, over the years we’ve lost a few. And someone said to me But these friends you never meet, what’s the difference between death and just stopping reading? would we ever know?

That weirded me out a bit.

Obviously, if you get word of someone’s death, then you know. But there are people who used to read and comment and show up in all manner of places on the internet. And, now, they don’t. I’d like to think they’re all happy and healthy and just found something better to do. But you never really know.

Dumb idea

This shirt, that is.

Firearms Excise Tax Reform

The NSSF wants you to urge your senator to pass it.

One month after McDonald

It ainít over yet. Indeed. This is only the beginning.

Bad timing

The Yogi Bear Trailer comes out and then this happens.

In case of Zombie

You should be prepared.

Odd how that works

Seen at insty’s:

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

Ever notice how lots of nonsense becomes law. And no one notices while it’s happening? It’s a definite trend.

Web traffic stuff

A look at the Examiner business model.

And Google’s stake in all the junk on the internet.