Archive for May, 2016

May 27, 2016

I’ll just leave this here

May 26, 2016

Seen on the NRA floor: Raven Concealment’s Optic Mount

I like Raven Concealment, and they are my plastic holster of choice. They’ve come out with a new optic mount for handguns that doesn’t require you to drill or tap your gun’s slide:


As you may or may not be able to see, the mount replaces the slide cover plate and slides into the rear sight slot. Maybe this is better:


Innovative idea.

If you’re happy that guns are so popular, thank a Democrat

Well, Obama has been gun salesman of the year for 7 years. But if you want to thank someone for the increasing popularity of AR-15s, thank Bill Clinton:

When Martin KA Morgan was a kid in the 1970s, military-style rifles were only a small sliver of the firearms market in the United States.

Demand was quite low, he said. There was only lukewarm interest in these kinds of guns among consumers.

More than twenty years later, Morgan said, American firearm ownership has been radically transformed. Semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles they dominate the market, he said.

My overwhelming impression is that the 1994 Clinton crime bill created this new world where everyone owns a AR-15 type rifle, Morgan said in an interview.

Thanks, Bill!

No right to a machine gun

The third circuit has ruled.

Decriminalize sex work

I agree. If someone is willing to sell something and someone is willing to buy it and it doesn’t affect me, why not?

Not helping

So much fail:

Road rage nearly escalated into a “High Noon” showdown in a Cleveland suburb when an angry motorist challenged another man to a draw.

William Keener, 67, apparently was so enraged Tuesday that he rammed his car several times into a car driven by a 64-year-old woman, according to police. Her 71-year-old husband was riding in the car.

Both cars pulled over on Detroit Road in Westlake, and Keener got out. Police said he then threatened to kill the couple, who were not identified. Words were exchanged.

At this point, the confrontation turned into a scene from a spaghetti western.

The husband in the car announced he had a concealed carry permit and put his hand over his gun.
Keener responded that he also had a concealed carry permit and pulled out a .45-caliber pistol from his waistband.
He then dared the man in the car to draw.

You go, little dude

A 7 year-old fought back during a robbery.

Well, it is New Jersey

And he doesn’t have significant political pull: Army officer dealing with terror threats denied concealed carry permit in N.J.

At the NRA AM

More guns, less crime: Crime around the NRA convention.

And the NRA convention had a $53M impact on the economy. The anti-gun conventions impact how?

May 25, 2016

From the NRA floor: Whip it. Whip it good.

So, I saw this interesting looking gizmo at the NRA AM:


It’s the Leupold D-EVO. Here’s another angle that may make what it accomplishes more clear:


Basically, the spot you look into is offset from the glass. And you mount your red dot or holographic sight in front of it. So, you can either look through the D-EVO and have a magnified 6x scope on your rifle. Then, without flipping switches, moving your head, or tilting your gun, you have access to red dot sight. Merely by moving your eyeball. Hard to explain but here’s a video of it in action:

They have to lie to win

Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

NRA and the vote

How NRA members voted on the BOD.

Then arrest him

The DC Attorney General is ignoring a court order and not issuing carry permits.

Cheese ball machine gun

Via Endo

Gun Porn

The Walloper. A .50 cal 1911

Does size matter?

May 24, 2016

From the NRA floor: SilencerCo’s Maxim 9

Seen on the floor of the NRA show, it grabbed my attention because it looks like Robocop’s gun. The SilencerCo Maxim 9:


It will be an integrally suppressed 9mm handgun. And it will take Glock magazines. The concept is interesting. Here’s a pic I snapped of a diagram of the internal baffles:


It was heavy and the grip was very thick. The guy working the booth told me they’ve already gotten the weight down and thinned the grip. It has a couple of bolts on the front so that you can remove the baffles for cleaning. They anticipate it to ship by the end of the year, with a retail at about the $1,500 mark. Even if this thing winds up being vaporware, they’ll make a mint selling it as a movie prop. Speaking of, at the show, they had the Maxim 9 photoshopped into a bunch of classic movie scenes for t-shirts (Pulp Fiction, Dirty Harry and others). I decided to snag the Deadpool shirt before they got a cease and desist.

Trump’s VP pick

Our state news is all abuzz about maybe, possibly our senator Bob Corker could be the Trump VP pick. Even though there is no evidence whatsoever that is the case. Even Bob Corker has dismissed these claims. It doesn’t make sense. Why would Trump pick a rather unremarkable senator from a state that will likely go 18 to 20% for Trump anyway?

Obama: The Greatest Gun Salesman Of All Time

He may soon lose that title.

On the NRA endorsement of Trump

From John Richardson. The fact is the NRA made a very practical endorsement. Hillary is absolutely not on the side of the righteous on this issue. She’d be a disaster in court appointments alone, much less any executive powers. I can’t fault them.

But I can fault a system that yields a choice between two shitty candidates.

Like you’re not already

Hawaii may be the first state to put gun owners in a federal database:

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.

This would seem ripe for a lawsuit.

The party of smaller government

Bailing out Puerto Rico.

Gun Porn

Golden Bullseyes Winners

Japanese Type 4 Garand Photos

May 23, 2016

Catching up

Lots of NRA pics coming. But, I’ve gotta catch up with the real world first.

What caliber for Carhartt?

I wear their jackets regularly. In NY, NYPD fired 9 rounds at some nutjob. Four rounds didn’t penetrate his Carhartt jacket. And it gets kind of amusing:

The bullets we have may be defective and thats very disturbing, one source said. When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target neutralizing our target.

Emphasis added for the following bit:

Four of the bullets got lodged in Conrads Carhartt jacket, sources said, adding that he was not wearing a bulletproof vest.

Another shot grazed the wrist of bystander Lauran Code, a 46-year-old lingerie designer from California.

Ok, then.

At the NRA convention

Someone asked me why the Moms Demand crowd won’t announce their protest. And I said it was because they knew we’d show up to heckle them. And the insignificant number of people that showed would be photographed by us so they couldn’t use photographic tricks to make the crowd seem large. Well, that happened.

Meanwhile, the NRA had a draw of 80,452. Within 6K of their record.

Grassroots v. astroturf.

Well, why not?

Pre-schoolers believe that white kids can grow up to be black.

You wanna bet?

Kind of a fundamental thing for me, willing to bet on stuff. Annie Duke and life lessons from poker. Would you bet on your belief?

@BFLouBaylee : lying and the memory hole

Some journalist I’ve never heard of decided to accuse the NRA of editing a video to show Hillary barking like a dog. Except that Hillary did bark like a dog. She, using all of her journalistic integrity, just deleted the tweet.


Well, OK.

Fast and furious

The scandal in Washington no one is talking about. Yeah, blogs have been talking about it for years.