Monday, December 31, 2012
What will be loaded in it?
Slot A: AWB- complete failure, Connecticut has one, made no difference. So did New York. And the cases need to be brought up where lack of military utility was a disqualifier for short barrel shotguns. Every gun sold should have a military application or feature by that precedent. Columbine was done with 10 round mags.
Slot B: Magazine bans: you have a man commit a violation of a magazine ban live on national television. Nothing happened. No SWAT teams rappelled in from the lighting rigs to
Slot C: Registration: complete failure, made no difference in Connecticut.
Slot D: No crazies with guns. That will be the most work. So it will receive the least thought. Or everyone who wants a gun will be called crazy.
Slot E: The complete failure of gun free zones: Too much blood on too many hands to admit they are a failure. Hell, 500 murders in the Gun Control Paradise of Chicago, Gun Free zones like Fort Hood, Aurora and numerous school shootings nail it home. A sign is not a shield. It is a talisman. Or a false idol.
Slot F: Banning private sales: Not applicable to any of the recent mass shootings, or already a crime. Connecticut douche got a ballistic discount. Crime. NY arson murderer was already a murderer, who paid a moron(s) to buy him guns. Existing gun control law. Columbine- straw purchase, never prosecuted. See David Gregory.
Slot G: Violence in media/video games. Under age 18 exposure will come up. Possible full throttle censorship to that age group, like smoking rules. Personally, smacks of "everyone gets a trophy" madness. On the other hand, everyone gets a little pain on this deal. Spread the FUD around. A point. I have an achievement for killing 53,394 zombies (x2 different games) and 72,000 zombies in a single 8 hour play through. Guess what - those are achieved with cars, not guns. I own both in real life. I don't run around shooting people or trying to run pedestrians down.
Slot H: Media coverage: Hmmm- balancing the need to know with copycats playing monkey see, monkey kill. I do not think anything needs to be done here. By the government. Remember the Fox News mistake when the guy shot himself live? Here is my sick, twisted idea. Show more. You don't hurt anybody, you get your 15 minutes. You hurt people, kill others, refer to them only as "that f'ing loser." All get a derogatory name. They would need to be vetted, not aired live.
Slot I: Complete repeal of the NFA and other federal gun control acts, to be replaced with commonsense, easily understood rules. Never happen. Most of the NFA is related to banning handguns. That never came to pass. (SBR, stupid grip rules for handguns) I can see registration of full auto weapons, $500 fee, (I know, burn the heretic) but most of the rest of the NFA taxes are insipid rules for a growing federal enforcement apparatus who were about to be laid off due to the end of Prohibition. My favorite part was using the deaths of gangsters to argue that you had to be disarmed to protect criminals from criminals.
Hey, I had to throw that last one in there. After all, this is a conversation, not a lecture, right?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The court's ruling took issue not with the size of the tax, but with the way it discriminated between households depending on how incomes were distributed among its members. A household with two earners each making under €1 million would be exempt from the tax, while one with one earner making €1.2 million would have to pay.
The part I emphasized is the important part. Those darned rich married people could be getting off by making
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The old standby: require liability insurance for gun owners. Not the worst article. I like my idea better- you post a gun free sign, you take full liability for people's safety. Put your money where your ideals are.
All the people wanting David Gregory to skate are shocked that gun control exists. Or should be enforced. Because they automatically ASSume no gun control exists, it is for other people, or are pushing for more. Sucks when you discover unconstitutional laws have to be written to ensnare unwitting people to be "effective."
Friday, December 28, 2012
Introducing the 2013 We Must Do Something and Need More Laws Now Act:
1: Nationwide concealed carry: All permit holders and constitutional carry state citizens are covered nationwide. States without shall issue permits are constitutional carry states. -The following applies to states forced to make a permit system after date of passage- Permits to be handled in the same manner as voter registration, plus a NICS check. No fee for a permit can be more than a driver's license for the same time frame.
2: No local firearms regulations- must be state level action. (Form your own state, big cities.)
3: All state firearms regulations apply to police/state troopers/aldermen with no exceptions.
4: All states with registration fees or ownership permits are required to provide full tax deductions for all firearms purchased and registered. Additionally, all ammunition purchased in said states is 100% tax deductible. Proof of consumption not allowed.
5: Any place, public or private, off limits to concealed carry must provide armed guards and liability insurance. At any time someone may be in that place, employee or customer. Funding for public Gun Free Zones to come directly from the political party with the most votes for the authorizing bill, with a portion from the party of the governor who signs it.(heh, not Constitutional, but neither is the NFA) No public grants to private institutions to pay for guards, and their pay cannot be deducted as a business expense.
6: National Firearms Act of 1934 is changed to use the NICS to transfer weapons. SBRs are allowed 3 shot burst on the same stamp. Suppressors $5 permit, same day NICS permit. Hughes Amendment is removed from the 1986 FOPA. Constructive possession is not a crime. Local police are notified but have no say in transfers. The ATF is notified on all stamps, cannot stop a permit other than NICS failure.
7: States refusing mental health information to the NICS lose all federal school funding of any kind for a period of 2 years after they provide said information. Enforcement date of this provision is 6 months after passage of this law.
I guess the #5 provision does relate to Gun Free Zone shootings. Silly me. And #7, for that matter. Maybe if was called the "Gun control act of 2013 that we must pass to know what is in it" Obama would sign it without reading it.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Just going through my reloading trash. Most of the .223 FMJ came in a sack. Two of the boxes are full of spent primers. And I have about 700 pieces of brass to deprime and prep.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
They run a headline saying Mass Killings Occur Every Two Weeks. Then they admit 1/3 of mass killings involve fire. Read further, the number of mass killings has gone DOWN in recent years. The kicker, you are more likely to die from a migrane, falling out of a chair(!!!!11!) and are 3 times as likely to get sunstroke and die as be caught in a mass killing. Hence, they must support sun control. No word if Congress will be introducing a Sun Free Zone bill without a sunset provision in it. Maybe the Guam tipping over mental midget can introduce it.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Are you going to use Product "X"
___If it is on sale
___Because you wasted 5 seconds of my time and I had to click close, I will never use your product and go out of my way to avoid other products made by your company in the future.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It sold out in 4 minutes. My wife was on it at sale time. 8000 tickets in 4 minutes. Guess I won't be going in February:(
Technically, there are some high level packages left. I'm not spending -that- much. Call me crazy, I can get a whole pig for a lot less....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Like it? It kinda reminds me of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny....
Also, my trusting Republicans face is kinda MIA right now, too.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I was struck by how
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
When they say "we" have a problem with "gun culture." "I" would be more descriptive. But then they sound selfish, trying to disarm everyone for the actions of a few. The fill in for Jim Rome today sounded like he was reading right off of the Brady Bunch's homepage, for example. Turned that crap off.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I can't believe I could visit my own blog. I fail most of the list. I've discussed guns, ammunition, weapons, gambling, tobacco, violence, alcohol, and drugs. Suicide probably counts from yesterday, too. Guess I need to get on the rest.
*I turned that off the day I got the phone.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I was looking for a new truck battery. I found my best price at freaking Menards. WTF.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hat tip to SCC.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Recently, I've decided to audition cheap Chinese red dots. By audition, I mean I bought a couple of cheap red dots, put them on ARs and left them turned on. Even shot a few rounds here and there.
The other is a Truglo Trition TG8365B open red dot. It has been on the PSA 6.8 through 1045 rounds. I bought it because it has the smallest MOA dot outside of an Aimpoint or EoTech. Shoots to the same place with the same loads.
|2.5 MOA dot|
|2.5 MOA dot with ring|
4 different dots are available with a twist of the rear knob. I have yet to see if changing to a different shape changes the POI. I have moved the knob, moved it back and the POI remains the same. I have no use for the other settings- The 5 MOA dot and the 2.5 dot with ring serve little purpose. I didn't even get a picture of the 5 MOA dot, it looks much like the 2.5 dot with the ring.
|5 MOA dot with ring.|
I might find a use for the 5 MOA dot with the larger ring in snap shooting. Really, the outer ring could stand to be larger.
All in all, neither sight pisses me off to the point that I would not buy another. I would love to run an Aimpoint PRO or a transverse Eotech. At this point in time, these fill a niche and accurately put bullets on target. I will update when the Truglo's second battery loses power
Friday, November 23, 2012
The flashlight there is the extent of my Black Friday door shopping. It is a Ruger branded 540 lumen LED. The only downside is that it takes C batteries instead of 123. And the beer was brought to me by a friend in from Michigan. Fairly tasty.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
PMags are alleged to have problems* with the Troy lowers. No PMags in 6.8 means no big deal there. And at $799, the cost of buying the fore end, folding sight and stock (ugly, but useful) add up to over half the cost of the rifle.
*It is in that post, somewhere. Plus linked at Borepatch's site. Gen M3 Pmags have an overtravel stop that hits on some lowers, especially those with one piece trigger guards. Which not all Troy rifles have, judging by the M4carbine thread.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sent a text to Ace about the new Hitman game. Phone changed it to Whitman for me. Of course, I never checked before I hit send. He texted back "WTF is that?" I sent him back the correct name. Then added, "Whitman is the one with the clock tower."
So what does the new exit have sitting at the bottom of it? Stop signs. Seriously, you spend $35 million, move 2 rest areas, move the whole interstate 200 yards east, and can't spring for a set of lights?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
....Teamster Hostess members were allowed to decide their fate by voting on the final offer conducted by a secret mail ballot. More than two-thirds of Hostess Teamsters members voted with 53 percent voting to approve the final offer.
....Without complete information, BCTGM members voted by voice votes in union halls. The BCTGM reported that over 90 percent rejected the final offer and three of its units ratified the final offer. .....
....We may never know unless the BCTGM members, based on the facts they know today, get to determine their fate in a secret ballot vote. Teamster members would understand that the will of the BCTGM Hostess membership was truly heard if that was the case......
So unions want card check when it benefits them, i.e. camel's nose under the tent. But they admit people vote differently when not subject intimidation. Plus the whole under the bus thing, as in they are giving them one more chance to not screw this one up for the Teamsters.
Friday, November 16, 2012
With public health care as the endgame, how close are we to rounding up and
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Oh, while I wasn't 106 miles from Chicago, it was dark out, and I was wearing sunglasses. Because I didn't have time to find my shooting glasses with the clear lenses.
But operating from our semi-veil of ignorance, it does seem clear that the FBI did the following based on the complaints of one person in Tampa who knew a bunch of generals:
Yes, because law enforcement is always by disinterested public servants with no personal opinions about the cases they look into. It is nice to know how easily the FBI can read emails. Might at well publish all correspondence on a blog...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
30.2 grains of ball powder.
Bullet weighed in at 110.4 grains
Case was 119 grains with the primer in it.
This was with a Hornaday scale, whatever the basic scale part number is, so take those with a grain of salt.
This only took 3 hits with an inertia puller to dislodge. I've had to beat the ever loving hell out of most of my reloads that I crimp to dislodge a bullet.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The story also serves to remind the country that Diane "all your guns are belong to me" Feinstein is the head of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“The FBI has briefed me now. I actually wish we had been briefed a little bit earlier. … We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told “Fox News Sunday.”
I'm glad that she is on top of this stuff, not running around bragging about banning guns again. Oh, wait....
Addeed: I guess FBI employees warned actual Congresscritters last month.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
*Actually, it would just be a normal day for me, just substitute beef jerky for nuts at snack time, and no salad at lunch.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Pic vaguely related:
From a Huffpost article last month. I mean no disrespect to Mick's daughter or dead tuna....
Romney's campaign was a collection of dumbasses. And they hired moronic consultants to
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I mean knee jerk ammo buyers. All the .223 and 5.56 was wiped off the shelves at Sportsman's Warehouse. Says the guy buying 3 lbs of powder and all the 6.8 bullets he can buy.... Hey, I just shot 1k rounds last month, gotta get the levels back to normal. Plus, they had AA2200 in stock.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
And everyone and his dog had 5.45 Russian ammo. Weird how stuff suddenly appears everywhere at the same time....
I might swing in on Sunday to check for deals. No one had powder or brass that I wanted at prices that made sense.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Reenactment not pictured below: