Archive for January, 2016

January 29, 2016

When cats are outlawed . . .

Man jailed for unregistered cat. Oh, Canada.


Bane has a few words for Petzal:

Maybe it’s time Dave Petzal popped out his buttplug and quit whining about the 21st Century.

But that never happens

5 concealed carriers stop armed robbers

Where Democrats and Socialists are in charge?


Gun Porn

The Poor Mans SAW

January 28, 2016

Republican Debate Blogging

Hey, I know what let’s do. Talk about people who aren’t here. Like Trump and Ron Paul. Good for Cruz for making a joke of Trump.

Kasich is talking update: The crowd is Rand’s. And good for him going after the NSA bulk collection.

update: I’d like to see Carson and Kasich do some kung fu fighting with their awkward arm movements.

update: Cruz: We should limit government. Except we need more military planes, boats and bombs and stuff.

update: Hispanic fight!

Further updates in comments. It’s just easier.

I can see it happening

Red-Dot Optics May Soon Eclipse Traditional Pistol Iron Sights. I really rather like my Trijicon RMR. As my eyes age, it makes shooting easier.

End the drug war and release the POWs

Well, that’s my general position on the issue, presuming they’re not violent. But a simple question for the hardcore drug warriors out there.

Well, why not

Build Your Own Mosin-Nagant Sniper Rifle

Header image win

Heh. Old man yells at clouds. It’s more discussion of that ridiculous F&S piece on how guns are now self defense. Caleb:

what I ultimately want to pound on is the fact that what were seeing here is the result of a hugely successful expansion of the gun culture. Even in my lifetime alone, Ive seen the gun culture change tremendously, and so for someone like David, I cant even imagine how different things look now than when he was my age.

Housekeeping: Anyone else seen pornographic ads here?

A reader sent a screen cap of a pretty naught ad generated by one of my ad providers. I’ve contacted the service that I use to get to the bottom of it. Anyone else experience this?

A good way to get sued

Despite a law allowing carry on campus, a professor plans to ban guns from his class anyway:

One of the most famous professors at the University of Texas at Austin said this week that he plans to ban guns from his classroom, despite a new state law that will allow concealed weapons across campus, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The new law has already attracted lots of faculty opposition, but the pledge from Steven Weinberg, winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics and the Jack S. Josey-Welch Foundation Chair in Science and Regental Professor at Austin, gives the cause new weight. That’s in part because critics of the law have said it could make it harder for Texas institutions to recruit and retain top professors. I will put it into my syllabus that the class is not open to students carrying guns, Weinberg said at a Faculty Council meeting, drawing sustained applause. I may wind up in court. Im willing to accept that possibility.


McAuliffe backtracks on reciprocity. Seems the easier solution, like Tennessee has, is that residents must have a permit issued by the state they live in.

January 27, 2016

Only the police should have guns

Cali police officer loses AR-15. He left it on his trunk and drove off.

Gun culture trends

If you’ve been following the gun issue for the last 20 or years, you’ve noticed that the trend now is away from hunting and more toward self defense. If you haven’t been paying attention, this may come as a shock to you:

Range Day is the Monday prior to the Shows opening when manufacturers demonstrate their wares. People like me are bussed out to handle the goodies. This year, Range Day sounded like the Battle of Dak To, or perhaps Fallujah, with the distinctive pop-pop-pop of full-auto fire, which was extremely popular amongst all the SEAL wannabes. Indeed, this was symbolic of the whole show, which has now become so heavily militarized that you have to look fairly hard for something designed to kill animals instead of people.

There’s more. That this surprises someone at Field and Stream is rather surprising to me.

Other, more enlightened countries

War on women:

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Snderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

That’s abysmal and anyone willing to prosecute her should be tarred and feathered.

Still not enough

When is a dog worth more than a quarter million dollars?

The officer in question should be in jail. The quarter million put up by the taxpayers didn’t cost him a thing. Of course, it could all have been avoided had the dog been properly restrained.



Last week at SHOT Show, the nation’s largest gun trade show, The Guardian’s Mae Ryan and Rupert Neate were escorted out of a convention center in Las Vegas after they asked a Smith & Wesson representative whether a gun on display was the same model as the one used in December’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

While the video makes for interesting viewing, in my judgment, the story isn’t fair. It was theatrics masquerading as even-handed reporting. From the very beginning of the video, it was clear the journalists counted on causing a stir on the convention floor.

Quote of the day

In his weekly gun news, Sebastian:

Gun news is actually getting kind of scarce out there. I do not wish that to change. I have learned my lesson in regards to careful what you wish for.

It is silly that, in light of the president’s push for gun control, that there’s not a lot of gun control news out there. Election year? No matter. The democrats have already gone long on that and likely can’t come back in time for the general election.

Thwarted Mass Shooting

Looks like the FBI took care of one. This bit seems odd:

Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing a machine gun and a silencer. Despite indications of an attempted act of terrorism, Hamzeh is not charged with any terrorism counts.

And, yes, it looks like a case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

Gun Porn

Avidity Arms PD10, a new pistol designed by Rob Pincus.

Big Bore Six-Guns

January 26, 2016

Trump won’t attend debate

Good. The adults can talk. And Jeb.


Gun collector faces jail over illegal arsenal

Of airsoft guns. It’s Australia.

Wait, you mean a direct financial relationship between the provider and recipient of services?

That’d be, like, capitalism, man:

A different kind of doctor’s office: Patients pay directly, keeping insurance out of it

That’s how you fix the “healthcare system”. It doesn’t need to be a system at all. A market would work. Costs would go down cutting out insurance and government.

Let’s poll people on smart guns

Only, let’s poll liberal non gun owners!

Fallout from Obama’s Executive Orders

Looks like the first victim. Though a thing that doesn’t make sense to me is how one can buy a gun at retail at Gander Mountain and sell it for profit on GunBroker. Also, the guy did have a C&R license.

Good advice: Investing in metal

Buy ammo:

I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West.

Gun Porn

GAU-5/A/A Reproduction Carbine

January 25, 2016

Tennessee Constitutional Carry Petition

Liston, noting that gun rights activism is not a spectator sport, wants Tennesseans to sign the petition supporting the bill for permitless (i.e., constitutional) carry. The petition is here.

Trigger Warning

Three derpy things from SHOT involve odd things with triggers. Not one but two companies have apparently came out with an AR-15 trigger that fires one round when you pull the trigger and fires another round when you reset the trigger. This strikes me as a bad idea. But not the worst idea. That honor would go to a laser activated by putting your finger on the trigger: