Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

In fast and furious news

Katie Pavlich:

According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program’s failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.

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November 28, 2012

Blogging our way out of jobs

Assuming these are our jobs. Which they’re not.

Is the media actually getting better on guns? I think they are. But I don’t think for a second they wouldn’t sell gun owners down the river if they could get away with it.

Not sure if serious

A stabilizing brace for AR-15 pistols:

On the one hand, you’re not forking out the NFA tax. On the other, is that really how you’d want to fire an AR? On the third hand, you have an AR-15.

Update: To be clear given my tendency to leave out whole sentences, this is a prosthetic device for those without the use of an arm. But I’m thinking of its application otherwise, which I would think would be the majority of folks who would get one.

Hot Shots 2013 Calendar

Pin-up style, hot women and no bad gun handling. I approve.

I thought everyone knew that

You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle

In San Fran

Their onerous gun restrictions have been upheld: S

an Francisco can require handgun owners to keep their weapons locked when stored at home and can ban bullets that expand or splinter on contact, a federal judge has ruled in rejecting a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block enforcement of the local gun laws.

In denying an injunction sought by gun owners, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said Monday that neither city ordinance appeared to violate standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2008 ruling that declared a constitutional right to possess firearms at home for self-defense.

Maybe this is the Trayvon Martin Case They’re Looking For

And they really are

In light of the Zimmerman case, I wouldn’t be so hasty to jump to conclusions. Again. But that’s what’s happening. As told, the story seems to be pretty despicable. But the Zimmerman case seemed that way at the start too and we see how that turned out.

Illegal Mayors

For a long time, the fact that Mayors Against Illegal Guns committed crimes at a higher rate than those who can lawfully carry guns was subject to a lot of blog humor. It happens a lot.

Glad to see the press notice.

Kids and medical marijuana

People are upset that it, in pill form, is being used to treat a sick child. Also worth noting is that the drug used to treat that kind of pain contains synthetic THC.

Freedom Group Acquires Another Gun Maker

LAR Manufacturing Acquired by Remington

When’s the IPO?

Hmm. I have a business plan. Make something people think is cool. Convince Freedom Group a lot of people think it’s cool. Get bought. You in?

A Masters Degree in Pot

And what he said.

How the mighty have fallen

Heh. Amazing how times have changed.

2,318 names approved as receiving votes for prez in Knoxville

Among them: God, Han Solo, Ham Sandwich and Clint Eastwood.

Rand Paul states obvious

It’s not worded this way but, yeah, the republicans should stick to that fiscally conservative and not so much the socially conservative.

Gun Porn

11 Most Important Guns In History

Big Glock

Walther PPX

November 27, 2012

Tennessee needs this

In NC, if you have a carry permit, there’s no requirement for a background check on firearm since, well, you’ve already been checked. We need that passed in Tennessee. But, with the growing number of carry permit holders, the state would sure miss that $10 per purchase tax revenue.

Crushing information markets

Shutting down a website that allows betting on outcomes. Seems Intrade.com ran afoul of the law and I wonder if that law was Frist’s bill banning poker but not horse betting? Via Oleg, who notes: The only way totalitarian governments can exist in the long run is by suppressing accurate information.

Military bans polymer magazines

This time, the Marines. I doubt this will last since the troops seem to like them, notably the P-Mag. The Army did it once and then undid it.

Portable Emergency Battery

Mentioned this company before and found out they’re here in TN. Here’s one of the portable batteries that has my interest. I’m hoping they let me play with one.

Was the nailgun on the approved list of California nailguns?

Nailgun used in assault

Grain of salt, not included

A supposed list of guns that the Obama administration wants to ban. Color me skeptical. Such a bill wouldn’t make it in the house.

Media matters doesn’t matter

And apparently thinks that cosmetic and ergonomic changes to a 12GA make the gun “more lethal”.

petition government for redress of grievances

Turns out, not illegal. Who knew?

Tracking Point

Very cool system to ensure long range accuracy for anyone:

I do wonder, though, about the safety of such a thing if one decides at the last minute not to take a shot.

Declining

California’s Approved Hanguns All Have Expiration Dates. I wonder if that’s because a lot of companies no longer go through the hassle of getting on the approved list?

Update: For the answer, see comments.

Food Court Team 6 kills shoplifter

Looks like Wal-Mart security may have killed a shoplifter. I don’t that retailers can forcefully detain someone. And, in most places, deadly force to protect property is a no go.

Flashlight revolver

Well, OK.

They’re already there, just no legal

Chicago Alderman butthurt that people may carry guns, just like Chicago Aldermen.

So you know

Execution of robbers is not home defense