Archive for February, 2015

February 28, 2015

Pissing off your own team

Toting your rifle down the street, wearing a kilt, with dark glasses and hat, you may as well be screaming “pay attention to me”. And you got attention:

I dunno, I’m sympathetic to the cop here. He was trying to be cool until dude got all “am I being detained?”

February 27, 2015

Verizon wins the internet

Well, figuratively since I think, literally, they kind of lost it.

Verizon issues statement in Morse code to protest net neutrality ruling

February 26, 2015

Why would they give their police unsafe guns?

District court rejects a challenge to Cali’s gun roster. Because police have special needs and are safe with guns, apparently.

Fundamentally transformed

Adam Bates:

A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period.

Historically, when the ATF uncovered contraband subject to forfeiture under drug statutes, it was required to either refer the property to the DEA for administrative forfeiture proceedings or to a U.S. Attorney in order to initiate a judicial forfeiture action. Under today’s change, the ATF will now be authorized to seize property related to alleged drug offenses and initiate administrative forfeiture proceedings all on its own.

Quote of the Day

Ice T, in a remake of one of my favorite songs, Institutionalized (NSFW language warning):

Pork is not gonna kill me unless they figure a way to shoot it out of a fucking gun.

This will not end well

The FCC will regulate the internet like a utility

In the mail

A Bison Armory 300BLK Upper:


Now, I have to get a whole new caliber.


Washington Examiner:

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said during an address at Cornell University this week that she hopes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “whooped the s–t” out of gunman George Zimmerman during their fatal encounter in 2012.

Well, you got your wish. Martin did and he got killed for it.

That it was pursued at all was criminal

But in NJ, someone’s brain finally started working and the man with a flintlock won’t be charged:

Fortunately, this afternoon Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae showed some sense and used her prosecutorial discretion to dismiss the case.

You pay for facebook?

I did not know this:

First, Facebook’s late policy of charging me money to access the audience I worked to create annoys the ever living hell out of me. I’m not sure how almost every other post of mine ends up “outperforming 95% of your other posts,” and surely you want to give Facebook money so you can access your followers? If you don’t, we’ll be sure to only show your posts to about 1/8th of your audience, so pay up!

I haven’t paid them a dime. I suppose this would explain why the blog’s facebook page doesn’t see as much activity as it used to.

Gun Porn

SKS Gatling gun

February 25, 2015


New computer. Doing new computer things, like decrapifying it.

Sig and ATF submit final arguments in MPX case

So reports My guess is this video (skip to 1:50) doesn’t help Sig’s case:

She also pretty much sucks at her job

Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts Is A Propagandist, Not An Activist

Odd, given the political leanings of FedEx CEO

FedEx refusing to ship Defense Distributed’s CNC mill

At least he admits it

Global warming is his religion.

Out of money?

Brady Campaign reneges on pledge to back up law in case of legal action.


The paper of making up the record gets pretty much everything wrong in trying to paint carry permit holders as violent. Of course, they just took dictation from the Violence Policy Center.

One things for sure, government regulation will not be an improvement

A day away from fundamentally transforming the internet

Time to Revive the Patterico Free Speech Pledge

Sovereign Citizens

Here is the New Homeland Security Report on ‘Sovereign Citizen Extremist’ Violence

Emily got her gun permit

She’s been approved in DC. My guess is she only got it because the authorities figured she’d get another 12 weeks of material and a lawsuit out of it.

Gun Porn

What 40 years of “just spray it out with Rem oil” looks like.

The holy hand grenade of Antioch

I don’t get the point.

Cowboys v. zombies

February 24, 2015

Quote of the day


It was within my lifetime (albeit barely) that you could order an actual 20mm anti-tank rifle in the mail with less drama than buying a packet of Sudafed today.


This looks like it can get you killed:

Officers should “take a deep breath’’—and close their eyes—when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new “retraining’’ program.

The potentially dangerous advice is part of a $35 million “smart policing’’ primer by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that most of the officers who have gone through it say is completely useless.

Push knives

Oleg looks at some Cold Steel.


Man shot after verbal dispute. Or, you know, because someone pulled a knife.

Alien Gear Holsters

I liked the one I got. Joe likes his too.

Well, that’s odd

Scanner reveals mummified body inside Buddha statue

Actual gun safety

Not the kind promoted by astroturf groups: Project ChildSafe ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’


Senate clears bill legalizing suppressors and short shotties.