Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tanya: Princess of the Elves by Larry Correia

For those of you that haven't already found it over at the Baen Free Library, a MHI short story.

Lest I forget...

I was watching a piece on WTVD about the passage of HB111, the carry in restaurants and parks bill. Not really bad but they gave time to some git who foretold gunfights in our restaurants and parks if this passed. He also didn't think people really wanted to take their families to dinner in a restaurant if someone with a concealed weapon was sitting in the booth next to them. Is this the best they've got? This is why we are winning.

I've got another question for you Paul.

How many people are dead because of Jim and Sara Brady and the damage they did with their gun control schemes? Do they even notice the blood on their hands?

H/T to The Duck.

Time for another house cleaning.

It looks like the Republicans are going to back down on the budget with reductions of $33B rather than the original $66B they were pushing. Both sums are drops in the bucket considering how much money is pissed away by the Fed annually. So w are they backing down? Is it that even after a historic victory in 2010, they're afraid of the Democrats controlling the narrative and putting the blame for a government shutdown in their lap. Is the tag "extreme" more frightening to them than pissing off the voters who put them in office, or is it, as Borepatch says, they really don't want to cut the budget after all. Borepatch has it right. The old timers are too comfortable with the power they wield in Washington to risk it. I'm tired of this shit. Aren't you?

Time for another house cleaning.

H/T to Borepatch.

Rule 5

Never try to catch a dropped gun.

When you do, things like this happen.
...he bumped into Sollman as he was leaving a closet-sized room with a total of three men inside. Renninger fumbled the gun after bumping Sollman, grabbed to regain control of the 40-caliber pistol, and, in doing so, the gun went off, sending a bullet into Sollman’s back.
H/T to Sebastian.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Senator Schumer says that...

...the goals of conservatives in Congress trying to push fiscal responsibility, and cut the budget are extreme. My hope is that his targets will take it as a complement and push on.

H/T to Jeff.

HB111: Restaurant and Park Carry...

...passed the House. On to the Senate.

H/T to Sean.

Update on CCH in NC Restaurants and Parks.

Final vote today. Ross amendment striped. Limits on carry in parks added. Details here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

That's neat and useful too.

Owners' Manuals for Firearms.

H/T to Uncle.

100 years ago today...

...the U. S. Army adopted the M1911 .45 ACP as it's official sidearm.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The NRA on Schumer's "Fix Gun Checks" bill...

Again, call your representatives and ask them to oppose this bill.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

One more thing...

My oldest daughter and I went to see Sucker Punch this evening. The visuals were great as was the action. The plot suited me find and the actors pulled off their characters with ease. I liked it. It also had Scott Glenn in it and I've always liked him. The post title is his line.

My conversation with the cashier at the ticket counter was as follows:

Cashier: Are you a Senior?

Me: [Shrug] I'm Fifty.

Cashier: I was just trying to see if you got a discount.

Me: Honey, If it will get me a discount, I'm a Senior.

I got in for $6.75.

Me to my giggling daughter as we walked away tickets in hand: Shut up.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011

This bill would bar anyone who has been arrested for a drug crime within the last five years from owning a gun. Note the operative word is "arrested" not "convicted". A police officer arrests you for simple possession of marijuana and the charges are dropped because it was some other legal green plant matter? You're barred. This bit of fuckwittery has been brought to you by Senator Chuckie Schumer of New York.

Call your representatives and ask them to vote against this stupidity.

H/T to Radley.

The Perfect Day... Dave Grossman, Lt. Col. USA. Posted here by The Duck.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An argument for CCH on Campus.

Gun-free zones trigger killing zones
Why should you rights be suspended just because you walk on campus?

H/T to The Duck.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wait a second?!

$461 million dollars for a light rail system that is only 13 minutes faster than the train we already have? I know what is wrong with President Obama. What I want to know is what the fuck is wrong with the current governor that she'd sign on to this waste of taxpayer funds. I may not know the cause, but I damn well know the cure. The coming election in 2012.

H/T to Robb.

Two Cartoons

It's a damned insult to Daffy Duck.

Obama's Libyan adventure is about what I've come to expect from him in international matters. The operative word being half-assed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The accepted practice in cleaning a firearm... to unload it first. Otherwise, bad things can happen.

H/T to The Duck.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I broke down and bought a Kindle.

I already have over three hundred books on it that I found free on the internet. The odds that I will ever see the bottom of that pile is slim to none, but the fun will be in the attempt. :)

NC: Restaurant and park carry bill has been delayed... the North Carolina House while pro-gun forces try to get the Ross Amendment removed. The Amendment would allow servers in restaurants to ask customers ordering alcohol if they have a concealed weapon. Deborah Ross, after whom the amendment is named, added the amendment in an attempt to build opposition to the bill. She was responsible for blocking the Castle Doctrine bill in the House last year. Call your representatives and ask them to support the removal of the amendment.

H/T to John R.

Apparently, the ATF weren't the...

...only Federal Agencies involved in "Fast and Furious" aka Project Gunwalker. No surprise.

H/T to John R.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lovecraft action shooting

Oh Yeah!

H/T to LabRat.

There's a bill in Congress that...

...would require ISPs to keep records of where their customers surf the web. Child pornography is the excuse given but can you really imagine the Federal Government being able to keep their sticky fingers out of the data if some Federal Agency suddenly discovers a need. I mean, it'd probably be very helpful in investigations of copyright infringement and harassment of the political opposition. This is just another fucking slippery slope and child pornography is just the excuse. Enough already. More here.

H/T to Jeff.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fuzzy Nation

One of my favorite writers, after only Robert A. Heinlein, is H. Beam Piper. His books are among those that I reread often and get as much enjoyment from them as I did the first time. One of favorites is Little Fuzzy. Turns out that John Scalzi has written a "reboot" of Piper's novel which will be released in May called Fuzzy Nation. I liked Scalzi's Old Man's War and it's sequels. I've not read his other novels pass the first couple of chapters. They just haven't appealed. The thought of any writer rewriting Little Fuzzy hits me the same as say someone deciding to rewrite Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Neither needs a rewrite or a reboot. They both hold up damn fine as they are. That having been said, I'll read Fuzzy Nation when it comes out, but Scalzi's decided to try and fill some big shoes. I'm not sure he can.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mayor Mikey, Sorry...

...didn't mean to be rude and ignore your rant. I've just been really busy. Here's something to show no hard feelings. Guess I did mean to be rude...

Obama is going to hold his...

...summit without the NRA. The NRA opted out. I don't blame 'em. We've nothing to gain by sitting down with Obama, the Brady Bunch and clones. Why give them even the slightest bit of legitimacy? Words like "reasonable" and "common sense" don't mean the same to us as they do to them. They can pound sand.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well, damn.

A website that helps you cuss someone out in a foreign language.

HB 390: Repeal of Pistol/Crossbow Purchase/Transfer Permit

Representative Mark Hilton will introduce it tomorrow. It's about damn time we got rid of this remnant of Jim Crow. I hope it will become law, but if memory serves me right a similar bill was up a couple of years back and the North Carolina Sheriff's Association killed it. Here's hoping for a different outcome. Start calling your representatives.

H/T to Sean.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Big One

H/T to Theo.

Finger off the trigger...

A Florida Highway Patrol Officer shot herself in the thigh during qualification. FHP carries a Glock in .45GAP. The story doesn't say, but I'd bet it was a case of the officer holstering without taking her finger off the trigger. It's something you see quite a bit with the Glock and more and more with the M&P. Rule three vioaltions can be a bitch.

H/T to The Duck.

Update: The FHP Officer did not shoot herself. She was shot by a supervisor during inspection. The rule three violation still applies.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Last of the Dogmen

Just watched Last of the Dogmen again. I love that movie. It was as good this time as the first time I saw it and all the times in between.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Code Words

Most gun owners know that the word "commonsense" isn't a code word for "confiscation." -- President Barak Obama
Except Mr. President, in our experience with proponents of gun control, that's exactly what words like common sense and reasonable have always meant. And they took us down a slippery slope that we've only just began to see the top of again. Mr. President, do you sense distrust? Hell yeah. So, no thanks and no compromise.

H/T to David H.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Apparently, the earthquake off the coast of Japan...

...was caused by global warming.

I guess this is the climatological equivalent of a Brady Bunch blood dance.

H/T to Linoge.

I'd buy that T-Shirt.

From over at Cold Fury.

Good Stuff.

Ha! I found my copy of Bill Mauldin's Army I thought I had loaned it out to a friend who in turn failed to return it. Imagine my delight...

She Don't Like Firefly

H/T to Joel.

Fast and Furious indeed.

H/T to Firehand.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Why own a gun? Because I fucking can.

H/T to Uncle.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

19 year old charged... the death of a hamster, and it's a felony charge to boot. Killing a rodent is a fricking felony? Oh, and does anyone else have a problem with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals having personnel with powers of arrest?

Just saying.

H/T to Radley.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

NC: Restaurant Carry is out of committee...

...and could be on the floor of the House for a vote as early as tomorrow. The antis did their best to stop or gut it with little success. An amendment that would give waiters the option of asking a customer that opened an alcoholic drink if they had a CCW permit was passed. There was a lot of fear mongering and blood in the streets whining from the antis but our friends prevailed. Details here. Call your representatives and tell 'em to support HB 111. It ain't over yet.

H/T to John R.

The NRA has asked Congress to investigate...

...Project Gunwalker.

'bout time. Maybe some pressure by the NRA will actually shake something loose, or get the House off their collective asses.

Andrew Traver has been nominated by President Obama to head the ATF. Traver has a history of being anti-gun. Call your Senators and ask them to oppose the nomination.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oh my God...

...there's gonna be blood in the streets or maybe on the front porch or... At least that's what North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) claim. It's not theCastle Doctrine. It's the make my day law or the shoot first law. As far as I'm concerned if NCGV are agin HB 74, that's good enough reason to call your representative in support.

H/T to John R.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Self-Defense in Canada.

In January, a Canadian was charged with pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm and two counts of careless storage of a firearm after he fired warning shots at thugs throwing Molotov cocktails at his house. Now local prosecutors have dropped all but the storage charges. Apparently, they doubted a jury would convict. Common Sense and self-defense may still be possibilities in Canada.

H/T to Sebastian.

ATF Statement

A multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals is going to review the ATF's Project Gunwalker. Here's the official statement. I like this version better.

H/T to The Duck.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

These guys need a home

We found these cute guys wandering around where I work on their own. The Wake County Animal Shelter has them now. If you are local to Raleigh, North Carolina and looking for a pup that's gonna grow up into a big fricking dog, go check 'em out. Their ID numbers are 49004 and 49005.

Update: Looks like they were adopted.

More lunacy from MA

After mandating microstamping technology on all semi-automatic firearms you'd figure the People's Republic of Massachusetts couldn't one up themselves anymore. You'd be wrong.
MA: “Global Positioning System Locators in Firearms Study Commission is hereby established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of placing Global Positioning System (“GPS”) locators in firearms”
H/T to Robert.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


If this ain't thumbing your nose at the Chicago Machine [and Mayor Mike and MAIG] this should serve.

H/T to Sebastian.

NC HB 181: The We Are Better Than Thee Bill

Rep. Stephen LaRoque has proposed a change in North Carolina's concealed carry law that would allow "state, federal and local elected officials with a concealed carry permit to take their weapons anywhere it's not forbidden by federal law". He claims he'd rather apply this standard to all CCW permit holders, but since that's not feasible this is a a "good first step". I'd have more respect for LaRoque if he had the guts to go for the gold and there has never been a better time to try in North Carolina. His "good first step" smells of lip service and excuses. HB 181 is a bad bill as is any law that places politicians above those they serve. Any legislator that supports this trash needs to start looking for another job. You need to call your representatives and make sure they understand that fact.

H/T to Sean.

There is a local leftist weekly...

...that prints an election guide come election time. I usually use it so I know who to vote agin. These guys want leftist twits to boycott the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers are giving the left fits. Apparently, if you are an industrialist and support libertarian ideals you aren't allowed to support your cause. In any event they give a list of products to boycott. Go buy instead.

H/T to Uncle

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Zero Tolerance Moment...

A student in Virginia has been suspended for opening a door for a woman with her hands full. The school has a security system and students and staff have been forbidden to open doors for people entering the school. I can almost see the reasoning here. You can't maintain the integrity of the system if people keep circumventing it. It's the jump to suspension that pisses me off. It's the inflexibility of the bureaucratic mind. Why not a counseling or in-school detention. Why suspension? Even in this incident I say zero tolerance policies are the result of bureaucratic cowardice.

Restaurant Carry in NC

In the State of North Carolina off duty police officers can carry concealed anywhere in the State with the exception of Federal property and under the influence of alcohol or any other impairing substance. Tis my opinion that a "civilian" concealed carry permit should allow the holder to do the same. I won't hold my breath until it happens. The CCW permit in North Carolina has so many restrictions as to where you can carry it's the next thing to useless. That's also my opinion. I guess it's better than nothing but not by much. There's a move in the North Carolina House to ease at least one of those restrictions.

HB 111 would allow a CCW holder to carry in a restaurant whether the restaurant serves alcohol or not. It won't effect the prohibition against carrying while under the influence and it means you don't have to leave your pistol in the car or at home just to eat out and stay legal. There are those warn us of gunfights by drunks in bars. If that's happened, the current prohibition hasn't stopped it, and I don't believe anyone who has to go through the shit they have to go through in NC to get a CCW permit is going to risk it on such stupidity. Now if we can get rid of prohibitions on carrying concealed at a parade, event that charges admission, etc, etc... Call your representatives and let them know where you stand. The antis are already warning of blood in the streets if it passes.


President Obama says he believes in the Second Amendment. Yeah, let's see how strong that belief is when he's not facing re-election.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More on the ATF allowing...

...guns to be run into Mexico. An ATF agent has come forward. CBS reports.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


H/T to Theo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rule 3 Violation...

...because it can't go off unless a finger is on the trigger.

H/T to The Duck.

It seems to me that...

...these guys over at TSA have to much time on their hands. It also seesm to me that the TSA has money to waste in a time where no one but the government has money to waste. So maybe we should call our representatives and bitch. Maybe it will do some good.

H/T to Firehand.