Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
They lost an M4- yes, an actual "only ones" M4, not an AR-15. A real assault rifle, in other words. Not the made up kind that people want to ban because they look scary. In addition, they were buying guns at such inflated prices people were buying guns at full retail and selling them to the ATF at a profit.
Maybe this is why Milwaukee's sheriff says you need to arm yourself- the ATF sure sucks at their job.
And a picture, found at ARF com:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Some loser just called in to Limbaugh repeating Feinstein's bullshit about "collapsible stocks" making the guns full auto. What a moron. Even Rush knew that it was a bump fire stock. So now the anti rights spammers are out there saying collapsible stocks = full auto. So they are going full retard.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Wonder how well they work with a used filter? $75 plus the stamp. Too bad that A: The ATF artificially delays what should merely be a NICS check. And B: I can't buy one in Iowa, as we are an "only ones" state.
I'll admit I didn't go to the gun show this weekend. Not because of the ND one dealer had; I was working and found it very tough to get free. Plus I read on ARF com that the main reloading guy I go to was pretty much sold out. (See powder list above)
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Update, because I don't feel like making a new post:
I've seen Tom Nutsack himself or former governor Chester "Chet" Culver being floated already. Mostly by people outside of Iowa. Mainly because those are the only Iowa politicians known outside the state. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air originally thought Culver was related to the Culver's restaurant chain. LOL. But in 2010 I did joke when he lost that they were going to change the name to Branstads...
Actually, Culver's family business is politics. Senator, no less.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Sorry, haven't seen one bill offered up about mental illness. Why didn't Diane Feinstein drag Charles Manson, Chapman, or Hinckley up on stage and promote a ban on mental illness? They could just tax the mentally ill- isn't that how Obamacare "solved" the problem of uninsured people?
Lots of bills punishing legal gun owners for the actions of criminals. Or banning non-PC guns. Or making criminals out of people swapping shotguns at "unapproved venues." But no real solutions, only the same stale crap they always peddle. Like Barbara "Shoulder thing that goes up" Boxer introducing her standard may issue carry bill to the Senate.
Maybe because nothing they have proposed adds anything to the fact that murder is a crime. Stealing guns in a crime. Selling guns to prohibited people is a crime.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1: NFA totally repealed. All related acts/modifications null and void.
2: Nationwide shall issue tied to voting ability. You can vote, you can carry. If you are to crazy too carry a gun, why in the hell should you be trusted to vote? All fees for firearms ID/carry cards are EQUAL to fees charged for registering to vote.
3: All states can only arm their police with weapons available to common citizens. Cannot apply laws to non-residents.
4: Gun Free Zones must have death insurance. Or armed guards.
See, we would compromise at removal of the Hughes amendment, SBRs and suppressors normal NICS check, nationwide shall issue, no gun free zones. Oh, and police limited to civilian available weapons if a state goes all New York.
Daily Caller article.
Oh, and Diane got a special dispensation to show modern sporting rifles and normal capacity magazines, because she is special and above the law.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Went shopping today. Even found 6.8 brass. Figured I'd spend some money with Cabelas, since they aren't afraid of modern sporting rifles.
As a side note, Minnesota requires a permit to acquire scary black rifles. Of course, with Governor Dayton of Target fame as governor, what would you expect. He's ignored bills the past two years that would modernize Minnesota's reciprocity laws, among other things. Because (D). Okay, (DFL). Delano Franklin Lovers?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Love this excuse for the database:
If they are preparing a raid on a house, they can scout the address in the database to be better prepared for what weapons might lie within.
So, remind me, when do criminals follow laws? I'm still a bit confused on that point. So you bring in the SWATstaffel for Herr Schultz and his registered guns if he doesn't pay his parking tickets. What about Franz Scumbag who isn't registered, because he is a scumbag who could never legally own a gun. Still might have one.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Of course, 2 are dead and 6 wounded in Chicago Friday night into Saturday. I'll take my chances at the gun shows, thank you very much.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
If they are serious about reforming gun laws, SBRs need to be put back on the table. Along with supressors. Gun bans, too. Just think of all the cash the government would get if they could tax new autos. Nationwide carry would be a start, with no local preemption.
Funny, the first "90% of Mexican guns come from the US" lie happened after the first failed attempt during the Bush administration. It spiked up again after Holder (or the ATF) restarted the program with even fewer controls than the first one. Who in the ATF informs the media where to look? Wasn't the ATF running guns out of Baltimore and Virginia back in the '80s and '90s? Coincidentally, the media knew to blame those areas, getting politicians on their "for the children" horse and getting gun control laws limiting purchases in MD and VA.
Do people in the ATF have "Richard Windsor" email accounts to get this info out?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sportsman's Warehouse has limited primer sales to 1K per SKU and 2lbs powder per SKU. Or 1 bulk container of powder. I think most ammo was limited to 200 rounds per person, or one bulk box. But 5.56/.223 may have been even more limited. The MSRs were limited to 1 per (none that I could see) and I think handguns were limited. The handgun shelves were near empty. Still had many shotguns. Even the bolt action rifle section was picked over.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Democrats in Congress and some Republican allies passed an assault-weapons ban in 1994. That fired up the NRA base. The NRA’s rhetoric grew harsher. Out on the political fringe, the militia movement grew in influence, as anti-government activists warned of black helicopters carrying federal agents dressed like ninjas. The militants cited the 1992 shooting deaths of two civilians in a federal raid at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and the 1993 siege by federal agents of a religious sect’s compound in Waco, Tex., that culminated in a fire killing 76 people.
So, what they are saying is the militants are loons, but, grudgingly admit yes, the government was out
Another funny part:
John Magaw, then the head of the ATF, recalls trying to set up meetings with the NRA to discuss gun issues. “They would not answer. They would ignore us.”
Why shouldn't they? This is America. We aren't compelled to be hauled before governmental bodies on a whim. The ATF response is "we will burn down your house and shoot your wife, because you violated our rules." Must suck for the ATF to be powerless over someone. Because they randomly interpret laws all the time, making entire groups of people felons over an "interpretation." The ATF also whinges that the NRA sits through meetings(that they just said they couldn't get them to come too?) and when they are over, tell them the wasted their time. Good. Someone needs to stand up in these closed door meets to take away rights and tell the tyrants they won't be their accomplices.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Will not prosecute David Gregory's 'clear violation' (their words) of the magazine ban.
Nice. Gun control is for 'those people' not for the elites. This is a complete failure of gun control. Oddly, Sandy Hook was a success.
From the article:
Mr. Bloomberg also argued the number of pain pills currently being prescribed had even contributed to an uptick in violent crimes outside of pharmacies from robbers looking to steal the drugs.
“You see there’s a lot more hold-ups of pharmacies, people getting held up as they walk out of pharmacies,” he explained. “What are they all about? They’re not trying to steal your shaving cream or toothpaste at the point of a gun. They want these drugs.”
You know, if your subjects could adequately protect themselves, or the PERCEPTION was that the average person wasn't just a mark, maybe people wouldn't need to fear being held up as they leave a pharmacy.
*I guess New Yorkers like patriarchal nannies. They have elected him three times. I thought New Yorkers were tough.
From the article:
Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws, said the Rev. Michael McBride, a participant in the meeting and a community organizer for the PICO Network, an alliance of faith-based organizations.
“The vice president shared how he felt this was one of the most important meetings of all the meetings, that the faith leaders, the faith community has a very unique role in engaging in the moral persuasion necessary to address the gun challenges in our country,” McBride said. “He called upon us to take that seriously and that the administration and everyone involved is going to be looking to us to help to make that argument across the different faith traditions.”
So, what if they don't pimp disarming law abiding Americans? Lose their tax status? Joe Biden can go forth and multiply. He is the Vice President of the United States of America, and he is requesting political cover from faith groups. This whole conversation is a joke.
Guess it is time for an Anti Gun truism poster:**
*California is may issue, mostly NO ISSUE, so gun free zone. May Issue is soft tyranny.
**The posters are fakes, apparently from 4 chan, but they use the arguments of the Anti gun crowd quite effectively. I didn't feel the need to explicitly point that out last time and really feel like I don't need to here. So, yeah, maybe I should....
Wal Mart treats you like a fucking criminal and I have not bought a gun from them in over 15 years because of this fact. I only buy ammo when they are giving it away. I've heard Bass Pro is the same way. Their prices are a joke, so I have never bothered to buy a gun from them. Dicks? The only interesting thing they had were the Troy rifles. Since they screwed that up and then backed out of the market, well, screw them. Funny how Democrat Pols are conspicuously buying 'approved' guns from Dicks because of their little show. Of course, if a politician did buy an AR from a retailer, suddenly the focus would shift to how did HE get that gun, a regular person would have to wait around and he just walked right in and got it.
My point is, are small ffls about to get the shaft the rest of the way? Clinton started it by cleaning out most of the kitchen table ffls in the '90s. Is part of the lecture on guns going to be only XXXXX square footage or some random other variable? The sellers have no bearing on what happened in the past few shootings (just like legal person to person used transfers) so of course the Biden task force will be all over that.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Damn, it would be funny if New York gets owned by the Supreme Court and has to give out permits to carry to the little people.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
*Midway's shipping software is weird sometimes.
“You say concealed carry I say Trayvon Martin. Police officers make mistakes all the time,” McCarthy said. “We spend six months in the police academy, six months of field training and ongoing training on a regular basis and the fact is once in a while we’re going to shoot someone with a cellphone; we’re going to shoot somebody with a flashlight and none of that is okay. But now you take John Q. Civilian, you give them six weeks or 10 weeks of training and you say ‘have at it?’ The fact is more guns are not the solution to the firearm gun violence problem in this country. Less guns and reasonable gun laws are. And just because it’s 49 states to one doesn't mean the state of Illinois is wrong on that one.”
Wow, he would piss himself if he realized us dumb hicks in Iowa take about a 4 hour course and are turned loose with our permits. And we don't have shootings every second; nor are the police gunning down every permit holder they see. Get a grip, man.
I forgot this is the jackass that got caught shooting out street lights. And got arrested throwing his weight around in New Jersey. Remember, this is the head of the Chicago Police Department.
Mention David Gregory at every chance when "high capacity" mags are brought up.
Emily Miller noted they changed their minds and may or may not charge Gregory by the end of the week. Guess they want to see how the optics go on the free pass idea first.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
News is out that "prescription drugs" bottles were found in the Aurora shooter's apartment. Of course, they won't say what was in them. Hell, could be athlete's foot medicine. Could be happy pills.
Maybe that is the rush to ban guns, before anyone can spend 5 minutes talking about medicating society. Hell, the ATF giving guns to Mexican cartels was kook fringe stuff.
Monday, January 7, 2013
And here. And here.
I think I've heard of this happening with Bank of America before.
H/T to Simon Conway.
" Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo. and Conn."
Okay, then the article goes on to state:
The numbers of checks in Colorado rose from 35,009 in October to 53,453 in December; checks in Connecticut went from 18,761 to 29,246 during the same period.
52% increase in Colorado. 55% increase in Connecticut. In other words, more guns bought. Do they require a NICS to buy if you have a permit to carry?
Numbers for other states were listed:
In Georgia, the FBI processed 37,586 requests during October and 78,998 requests in December; Alabama went from 32,850 to 80,576 during the same period.
Georgia 110% increase. Alabama 145% increase.
I guess, technically, they are not outright lying in the headline. There were fewer NICS checks done in Colorado and Connecticut. Then they totally fail math altogether:
Tennessee saw among the highest increase in gun checks at the end of last year, with 91,922 background checks in December, up from 59,840 in November.
That is a 53% jump. Less than Connecticut. I dug around and found Tennessee's October numbers-40,032. (Warning, PDF) Making their increase 130%. Reading further, Louisiana had a 55% increase, too. And those also used Novembers inflated reelection numbers, not Octobers like the previous comparisons.
Using their round numbers of 2.8 million NICS checks in December vs 1.6 million checks in October, the entire country had a 75% increase.
Other facts- 7.1 million NICS checks were done in 4 months of the year. The June to July jump was only 25%, from 1.2 to 1.5 million sales. It would be interesting to do a year to year comparison, once the full totals are released. The FeeBIe .PDF linked above only goes to October 2012.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Shouldn't a journalist be treated at least as nicely as one of our veterans?
Maybe it is because Gregory is white? After all, gun control in the country is, at its root, to keep guns out of the hands of the free slaves. Selective enforcement stems from that. Yeah, I went there. But Brinkley followed the law to the letter and was arrested. Put through hell, then found not guilty. Maybe they should equally enforce the law, or remove it.
Wonder if he has any guts to stop the firearm kneejerk bills? Or is the fix in?
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Yes, I asked if I could buy it, but it went to the next guy on the rifle list. Darn dealers with integrity.
Do you suppose they chose the amount, $1 billion, Dr Evil style?
I don't think he was going to last very long:
Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri learned from Chapman late Friday night that Slater has been placed on a ventilator and suffers from punctured lungs, a punctured liver and a punctured stomach.
He said if Slater survives the night, doctors will try to operate in the morning to repair the damage.
Chapman said Slater has four exit wounds.
He still would have had time to take her or her child with him. I don't blame her- it is damn hard to corral a child, get your gun and phone and hide. A spare speedloader would not be the first thing I grabbed.
But we can repeat this nationally with a normal capacity magazine ban. Of course, then the only people with normal capacity magazines will be criminals and David Gregory. But I repeat myself.
A few years ago, I got a phone call. My mother asked me a very strange question:
"Did your uncle ever, um, touch you?" (Uncle is by marriage to an aunt)
Me: "No, what the hell are you talking about?"
"He just got arrested for molesting ALL of his adopted and foster children!"
Me: "Holy hell."
So, now I am wondering if this sick fuck I used to call an uncle was going to turn up near me and need put down. A week or so later, the story turns sideways.
Mom on the phone: "They just found your uncle's parents dead on their farm."
Me: "Me- bye mom, got to call my wife and tell her to go somewhere without our last name in the phone book..." In the meantime, I sit tight at work, thinking, "Great. I guess I have this stick here." It turned out, my uncle's brother did it, guess the crazy really did run in that family. (No clue what that site is, but the link has the story pretty well laid out)
So, I still have this feeling that a gun would be a damn sight better than standing around with a stick, so I leave a loaded mag hidden at work and keep an empty gun cased to meet Iowa's pantywaist laws in my truck. Woo, that makes Israeli carry look pretty bad ass, huh?
A guy I work with, but lives in another county, came in a year or so later. He just got his permit to carry. I told him, "I wish, Polk County sucks."
"No, all you have to do is take the course and write 'demonstrated responsibility' in the 'reason for permit' box." My co-worker went on, "When the sheriff changed a few years ago, they threw out all that bullshit buddy system crap."
Me: "!!!!eleventy1 Wonder why that wasn't published in the Des Moines Register?" Wait, they probably bumped that story for a Reka Basu or Don Kaul rant on eeeevvvviillll gun owners.
So I did jack crap, of course. Kept putting it off, not signing up for the course, feeling intimidated by all the paperwork. Midway through 2010, Shall issue was passed- so I waited until the end of the year. Funny how gun bans take effect the second they are signed, but laws allowing some semblance of freedom to be returned to you need time for the government to 'figure out how it will work.' All in all, I was not happy with myself during that time frame.
Some of you from Iowa might point out that we could always CCW at a place of business. Well, that is fine and dandy if your place of business is stationary...
****Details of conversations have been altered. For instance, I believe I answered my mother with something to the effect of "I know he didn't touch me, he is still alive, right?" but that conversation --may-- have happened at a later date.****
Friday, January 4, 2013
I've heard all the arguments that these Brady posters do our side no good. Guess what? I have a demotivator of our troops pissing on dead hajjiis at the bottom of my blog. Show the antis arguments to their logical conclusion.
I wonder how many rushed to buy a handgun after Sandy Hook, only to find out that gun control does exist and there are all these fancy ass hoops you have to go through.
Reading the comments at the article, they first had pictures of NFA weapons, which the commoners of Iowa are not allowed to own, either. Looks like they swapped it for a photoshopped Glock.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Not that it isn't coming nationally, in some form. Besides every blue state with a chip on its shoulder.
Contrast that with the state of Illinois- they have been told to allow carry or have it forced upon them. What do the Democrats do? Go completely insane and attempt to ban any firearm that is worth defending your life with. One party sure seems to be better at playing politics than the other. Of course, the political opportunists can't let a crisis of their own doing (gun free zones) go to waste, now, can they?
Additionally, gay marriage rulings stem from Equal Protection Clauses. So how do they get around that when states say police can have something the regular subjects can't? It would be novel to apply the "protection" meaning of the word to weapons. Hey, an ordinary citizen has at least as much right to defend him or herself as well as any public servant. The person paying the public employee's salary has a right to come home alive at the end of the day, too.
I know, it means protection from the state and random laws depriving citizens of (certain) guaranteed rights.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Any racist lefties wanting to blame this on Obama's skin color really don't get it- any Democrat would be given the same benefit of the doubt when in comes to firearms.
No one was killed by a subway train in Iowa- we don't have any of those death machines here. Maybe New York City needs to look into that idea.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We need a constitutional amendment applying all laws equally to the government that they would apply to the supposed citizens.