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February 20, 2017

Journalism

The media and guns rarely fails to deliver:

Grown man freaked out over common tool: Thats when I noticed something remarkable: Both had strapped onto their waists angry-looking handguns.

School librarian photographed holding a gun. Local news organization implies she’s going to shoot children over late books and feels the need to disclose her salary.

Headline of hysteria over a black gun rights activist. Racist.

So let me make sure I understand this

A member of the ‘sovereign citizen’ movement used the power of the .gov on his enemies?

Dude, you’re doing it wrong. And it’s apparently ‘sovereign citizen’ at the local fish wrap:

When Newport police cited Ronald James Lyons’ bar in Newport for liquor sales without a license, Lyons walked into the police station and informed the chief his business wasn’t subject to U.S. law.

“He tried to serve me with a handwritten trespass notice,” Police Chief Maurice Shults said. “I explained to him that as long as he lived in or operated a business within the city limits, if there was a violation of the law we’d be there.”

First and second in popularity

96% of Americans say that the first amendment is important.

83% of Americans say that the second amendment is important.

From SurveyUSA.

Of course, for both amendments, fewer democrats see them as important.

News you can use

How to survive an EMP attack

Gun Porn

Running a Thompson

Sunday Smiff

Savage .25 ACP Prototype Pocket Pistols

February 16, 2017

They see me patrollin’. They hatin’

Richard Mann on the trend among newer serious shooters to poo poo Jeff Cooper:

Heres the other thing, and Im paraphrasing Robbie Barrkman (ROBAR) here, just about everything related to handguns today, can directly be traced to Jeff Cooper. Cooper started the defensive handgun movement that continues today, and his 1972 book, The Principles of Personal Defense, is still the best resource on that topic. Oh, and for you competition shooters out there, would you happen to know who was the founding president of IPSC? For most, I doubt it. Were it not for Jeff Cooper, you would not have a game to play and we still might be shooting PPC.

What those of you who are not all that long out of diapers may not realize is that Cooper founded the way of life you like to think youre living. At a time when this country needed it, he conveyed a message that struck at the heart of patriots and folks of good character. The sermons he delivered in print and in lecture shaped the future of firearms in America.

Yes. Cooper should be held in high regard because he was revolutionary. He was a pioneer. He contributed greatly to how modern pistol technique. And for that, I respect him. And I always liked reading his commentaries.

But shooting has changed a lot. Particularly since the advent of the internet. Now information gets around and people communicate instantly. Some of that information is bad and some is good. In fact, sorting through the good stuff and the crap would be a full time job. But the good stuff seems to rise to the top. A lot of smart people are looking at techniques in different ways. And that’s a good thing. And technology changes. And, frankly, Cooper was wrong about some things.

He’s contributed more to the shooting sports than I ever will. So I’d never bash Cooper. But that doesn’t mean the young guys are wrong and have nothing to offer.

The best and worst of 2016

And gratuitous gun photos.

Internet eyeballs

Over at TTAG is silly listicle on 3 reasons you shouldn’t buy a Glock. They are, and I am not making this up: Grip angle, no external safety and Glocks are ugly.

That the last two would even make the list of an even somewhat notable gun writer is laughable. And the first is entirely subjective and user preference. The only thing that I don’t care for about the Glock is that the stock sights are pretty awful.

But take our word for it

Frank Cagle has a bit in the local paper saying that the permitless carry bill is irresponsible and dangerous. And doesn’t offer any actual reasons for why the bill would be dangerous. I haven’t heard of any increase in danger in the 12 states that have passed similar measure.

And then there’s this bit of stupidity:

They call it constitutional carry under the idea that because of the Second Amendment you can’t put any restrictions on guns. Freedom of the press also allows for libel laws. Free speech doesn’t let you yell fire in a crowded theater.

The equivalent to those restrictions would be the restriction for the second amendment doesn’t allow you to shoot people. But it gets dumber:

Freedom of religion doesn’t allow polygamy, snake handling or the worship of marijuana pipes.

Well, if you can’t be bothered to research the impact of permitless carry in other states (i.e., none), you probably can’t research what is wrong with that word salad.

Gun Porn

Assault Trombone:

Via ENDO

February 15, 2017

So much about this video bugs me

Ok, have a watch:

Derp 1: The opening shows someone carrying a gun I cannot identify in a nylon holster. Don’t do that.

Derp 2: The sheriff is carrying a bone-handled 1911 in a Serpa holster. A true sign that he is a serious operator. Of course, that and him wearing his tactical vest during an interview.

Derp 3 and you’re out: He doesn’t support permitless carry in his state because of the revenue.

Officers who have fired their weapon on duty

An interesting read from Pew (putting the Pew in Pew Pew). A couple of things I found noteworthy:

Those who have fired their weapon tended to oppose gun control. Those that have not also tended to oppose it but less so.

Officers in larger cities have fired their guns more often.

Hope and change

The senate voted down Obama’s sill rule on reporting those on social security who are disabled to the background check system.

80% Glock Lowers

Polymer, of course.

And, yes, I know it’s not a lower. I’m making the obvious comparison to 80% AR lower receivers.

The state of journalism

Husbands are deadlier than terrorists.

Gun Porn

Schultz & Larsen RPLT-42: Danish Occupation Rifle

And here’s a review of the new GP100 in .44 special:

February 14, 2017

Gun laws up for vote in Tennessee

The NRA has a summary of coming legislative action. Seems to me that if you pass the permitless carry bill, you may not need the one that allows people who have taken out restraining orders to carry a gun sans permit.

And a bill to offer criminal and civil immunity if someone uses a gun in lawful self defense. We mostly already have the criminal immunity one. But the civil would be nice.

That looks frightening

Don’t you hate when you’re shooting your SAW, your pistol grip breaks, and you almost SAW something you didn’t want to?

Waiting periods in California

SAF and CalGuns want the case to be heard before the full court.

When doing stupid things, don’t put it on the internet

If you’re a felon, don’t put videos on snapchat of you with a stolen gun.

Life in the future

The first commercially available flying car.

Now, that’s what I’m talking about. The future is expensive.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF FBI SEMIAUTO PISTOLS

An interesting read: It is a myth that the FBI dropped the 10mm for the .40 S&W.

For you Nashville people

You have a local chapter of the National African American Gun Association.

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Brought to you by the Commerce Clause.

Gun Porn

The Electric Walther FP

Exploded Glock. Not exploded like you’re thinking of.

February 13, 2017

The Trumpening: Coming undone

Literally Hitler. I mean, every Republican since Clinton has been Literally Hitler to many on the left. And I just kind of yawn at the claim, even when applied to Trump. And, also, every Republican is a racist, fascist, sexist, bigoted, homophobe, etc. And that is always how they are portrayed by their political opponents. Always. Even milk toast Romney.

Of course, the younger voters probably don’t remember that Bush, McCain, and Romney were also Literally Hitler. So, they may actually believe that Trump is Literally Hitler. If I thought Trump was Literally Hitler, I’d be a little freaked out too. But I don’t.

This election cycle, the left and democrats decided that it wasn’t enough to call someone racist. It was bad to be white. Turning “white” into a pejorative rattled enough people’s cages to sway the election.

Tam nails it.

Tennessee asset forfeiture reform

Tenth Amendment Center:

Bills introduced in the Tennessee legislature would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) introduced House Bill 4021 (HB4021) on Feb. 2. Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) introduced the companion bill in the Senate (SB316). The legislation would reform Tennessee law by requiring a criminal conviction before prosecutors can proceed with asset forfeiture. Under current law, the state can seize assets even if a person is never found guilty of a crime and sometimes without even filing charges.

Due process of law is a novel concept.

Obeying the law = loophole

Some pants shitting hysteria over 80% lower receiver kits. And I really doubt that guy drilled out the lower with a hand drill.

More on the NRA election

In comments, HSR47 writes:

I am voting NO on the bylaw changes.

While I may not disagree with ALL of the proposed changes, I disagree with a bunch of them. If they were offered as a series of individual yes/no votes, instead of just one package deal, I might have been willing to support some of them. Instead, Im voting on all of them.

As far as the specific changes I object to, a lot of them come down to entrenching the power of the board, and making it significantly harder for the membership to retake control.

Given voting trends, the proposed changes would roughly triple the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. At $600 per life membership (Ive seen it offered at that price within the last week), and factoring in that he would likely need a surplus of signatures, that would raise Bloombergs cost to fund a batch of nominators from roughly $250,000 to roughly $750,000.

Bloomberg spent over $20,000,000 in Nevada alone in the last election cycle. Anyone who thinks that the proposed bylaw changes would prevent someone like Bloomberg from putting forward a slate of candidates to the board is naive at best.

The simple fact of the matter is that the proposal to increase the number of signatures necessary to get on the board is not intended to stop people like Bloomberg, its intended to stop the small guys like Adam Kraut.

Theres also the matter of the elimination of the ability to amend bylaws at the NRAAM: On the whole, I think this is also a bad idea: While those pushing this change are correct that changes by mailed ballot are more fair and that bylaws havent been changed at an annual meeting in decades, that doesnt change the point: Its the easiest way to wrest control from the board in order to fundamentally change the direction of the organization. If this process hadnt been possible in 1977 for the Cincinnati revolt, the NRA would not be the political juggernaut that it is today.

Honestly, I see pros and cons to both sides and am still undecided.

So was he carrying a Derringer?

Rick Derringer has flown hundreds of times with a gun. And TSA caught him once.

Security theater.

And good thing he wasn’t caught with it in Mexico.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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