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Rifle Shooting’s 10 Most Significant Developments of the Decade

From David Petzal.

ETA:

The Supreme Courtís Keller decision. Article II lives!

Ok, then.

10 Responses to “Rifle Shooting’s 10 Most Significant Developments of the Decade”

  1. Anon Reader Dude Says:

    I hate to be a snark, since most of Petzal’s picks on that list are reasonably thoughtful — but when you refer to D.C. v. Heller, the most significant court case ever to interpret the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as “the Keller case” that involved “Article II” (which is a different part of the Constitution*) you are not exactly rebutting the image of the out-of-touch Fudd who doesn’t stay informed enough to opine meaningfully about the contemporary gun culture and its issues.

    * yes, technically, the amendments in the Bill of Rights are also entitled “Articles in Amendment of” the Constitution, but come on, nobody colloquially refers to them that way. “Article II” normally means the second article of the original (pre-amendment) constitution, which sets out the powers of the presidency, not the right to keep and bear arms.

  2. RML Says:

    U.S. Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I FTW:
    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows . .

    boom whoppa boom

    BTW, my man Obama didn’t sell anything, but a lot of people were askeered into buying a lot of stuff. Think of all the Pittman-Robertson funds that will be flowing back to the states for fish and game operations, though.

  3. Sebastian Says:

    He’s really going to see how alive Article II is if Obama starts implementing any of that MAIG Blueprint for Fucking Gun Owners.

  4. Kevin Baker Says:

    Ah, another example of all those layers of editorial oversight in the “professional” “credentialed” media!

  5. Justthisguy Says:

    I did read that article and all the comments, and tried to leave a comment. I found that I would have to “register” to do so, and clicked yea, and then waited. And waited.

    I refuse to even try to look at any website which doesn’t load in its entirety within 15 seconds, ON DIAL-UP! This is a TEXT MEDIUM! I make an exception for Uncle, even with all of his silly ads, and all of the who-knows-who-they-are stuff delaying my loading of Uncle’s pithy, puissant text!

    Oh, yeah, what was I talking about? Oh, yeah, yup, FUDDITES! Killing meat in a sporting manner in fair chase seems like lotsa fun (I’ve never done it, though my cat has) but I am getting old and grumpy and no longer have time for such effete amusements.

    The way things seem to be going, if I need to kill a critter myself and eat it, I’d better do it poacher-style, because I would not have eaten in a day or three and would have felt a need to cheat for the sake of my tummy. (or my kitty; he’s kinda old and no longer kills for me, so maybe I could kill for him)

    Totally absent from that blog post was the consideration that it is sometimes necessary to kill, well, not to put too fine a point on it, _bad humans_.

    As I tell my kitty when I let him out every night (He’s old and fragile, but still insists on going out when he feels like it):

    “Be careful out there! There is an endless supply of bad humans!”

  6. SayUncle Says:

    Really? It loads for me (and I just tested it) between 0.8 and 1.4 seconds.

    ETA: didn’t see that part about dial up. So, I have no way to test that.

  7. Justthisguy Says:

    “didn’t see that part about dial up.” Umm it was in ALL CAPS, like I was angry, and shouting?

    When I download a Web page, I want to get only what I expect, and not have to wait for all sorts of other things to insert themselves into and onto my machine!

    Is there an FTP version of your site? (Just kidding, but you really do have too many blinkenlights and bells&whistles here, IMHO. )

    I get so annoyed at the au-courant cyber-fashionistas assuming that everybody has the latest-and-greatest bleeding edge machinery and connections. I would love to be able to see some of those videos you people post. Please tell me how to download them. No, I cannot no way stream them at 56k.

  8. Justthisguy Says:

    P.s. I cannot believe you “have no way to test that.” When I bought the box on which I am typing right now I insisted on having an old-fashioned copper-wire landline modem, just in case. All sensible people should do the same. It is still the cheapest and most reliable way to connect, especially in and after natural disasters like hurricanes. The phone lines tend to be underground, and the phone company generally has big enough batteries/generators to keep the landlines going for a few days, even after the power company has given up.

  9. SayUncle Says:

    you can read the rss feeds (under syndication their on the right). And I have 6 pcs and zero modems.

  10. FatWhiteMan Says:

    Technically, he is correct. The 2nd Amendment is Article II of the Bill of Rights.