Thursday, April 30, 2015

Is the enforcement of "your" law worth someones life?

Lost in much of the media coverage of the Baltimore riots (with the politically correct hashtag “#BaltimoreUprising” enjoying precedence with the more “progressive” on Twitter) is that the catalyst for the entire disastrous chain reaction of events, that may yet spread to other “progressive” urban areas nationwide, was the arrest of Freddie Gray for possessing -- not brandishing – a “banned” knife. - David Codrea
So when you say "there ought to be a law" you are also saying "I'm OK with law enforcement using deadly force to enforce that law." In any contact between a police and "civilian" there is always a potential use of deadly force. Is the enforcement of your law worth someones life?

Recently Read and not.

With the recent Hugo bruhaha I decided to read some material from the nominated authors. I'm not voting on the award. I don't have $40 to buy a supporting membership. I got novels by Annie Bellet, Cixin Liu, John C. Wright and Ann Leckie. I honestly tried to read Leckie's Ancillary Justice, but ended up dropping it after I was about one fifth into it. I won't say the "gender neutrality" thing wasn't disconcerting 'cause it bloody well was, but mostly it bored me. I'm fine with formula. You just have to make it interesting.

What I picked up next was Sons of the Black Sword by Larry Correia. Also formula but Larry has a talent for keeping it fresh and fast and violent. Larry is never boring. It wasn't up to the MHI books. I can't quite put my finger on the why, but I have higher hopes for the next volume.

I'm now reading Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. I remember the original series on PBS in the 70's. it was probably the only thing, other than Doctor Who, that interested me on that network. Well, it's coming back so I thought I'd take a look at the original novel. I like historical fiction and so far it is holding my interest. I think Liu's novel is next.

Am I a bad person because I think this is...

...frickin' hilarious?

Heh.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Probing Attacks

The Obama Administration is looking for ways to screw gun owners and what we get are probing attacks. Our Federal bureaucrats are their soldiers in this war. They propose some new regulation and we see it and respond. They withdraw. Two recent examples were the attempt to ban the M855 5.56 cartridge and this.
Civil Rights Victory for International Travelers with Guns
American hunters would have entered burueacrat hell just to take a rifle overseas to hunt. Fortunately the NRA, the firearms industry and some Congresscritters got win and once again the enemy withdrew. This is the kind of shit we're going to be putting up with for the next two years.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two more years of Holder*

GOP Led Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch To Be Attorney General
*Might as well be. She'll continue to run interference for Obama's White House regardless of legality just as did Holder. Obstructionism R Us.

Heh

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

They always claim there will be blood in the streets.

The prohibitionists argue that campus carry is a really bad idea because of irresponsible college kids. Ya know, blood in the dorms. EXCEPT Colorado has had campus carry for twelve years and it ain't happened. Funny how the prohibitionists are always full of shit.
Colorado Campus Carry: 12 Years, No Mass Shootings, No Crimes by Permit Holders

Good

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.

The justices voted 6-3 in favor of a driver who was found to have methamphetamine in his car. Dennys Rodriguez was issued a warning for driving on the shoulder of a Nebraska highway and then made to wait less than 10 minutes for officers to walk a drug-sniffing dog around the car. The dog alerted and a search of the vehicle turned up the drugs.

But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her majority opinion that prolonging the traffic stop beyond the time needed to deal with the initial offense was improper, even if only for a few minutes.

It doesn't end pretext stops by the police. but it does limit their utility.

Outrage Mongers

Humor Website Apologizes For ‘Transphobic’ Cat Meme, Then Attacks Conservatives Who Defended Their Rights

Outrage and Complacency: Responses to Frank Cho’s Spider-Gwen Cover

MRA Group Honey Badger Radio Removed From Calgary Expo For False Information, Disruption

Monday, April 20, 2015

So how many of your shooters had concealed carry permits?

Milwaukee Mayor, Police Chief Blame Rise in City's Gun Violence on Concealed Carry Law

A man is shot dead after accidentally crushing a toddler with his van; in the gunfire, the toddler's teenage brother suffers fatal injuries. A 17-year-old girl is slain by an errant bullet after two other girls in an argument call their boyfriends for backup. A 4-year-old girl is wounded after 13 bullets rip through her home.

So how many of these shooters had concealed carry permits? This is just bureaucrats trying to shift the blame from their own failure.

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Gearheads to Automakers: Fuck Off.

You'll pry my wrench from my cold dead hands.

H/T to Uncle.

Just don't let it go to your head.

Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shift

Pew Research Center found that while support for gun control once reached 66 percent, it has dropped to 46 percent while support for gun rights has jumped 52 percent, the highest ever in the past 25 years.

H/T to Uncle.

So Rahm, What do you think about concealled carry now?

Yeah, I know. Stupid question.
Uber driver, licensed to carry gun, shoots gunman in Logan Square
In Chicago, a CCW permit holder sees a bad guy open fire into a crowd. He draws his weapon and shoots the bad guy ending a potential mass killing before it starts. The bad guy is the only person injured.

Perfect example of what a good gut with a gun can accomplish.

Marksmanship

Caught on camera: Officer shoots at dog in crowd of people during arrest in Brooklyn
...AND misses the dog. Taking that shot in a crowd was a negligent discharge of a weapon, and the officer needs to spend a few days at home without pay. Who wants to bet nothing is done at all?

Seriously. They need a judge to tell 'em this?

FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says

Saturday, April 18, 2015

He won't get my vote...

...if he runs. I don't trust his balance.
Chris Christie want’s to find “the right balance” on gun control
He's only supports our right to bear arms when it suits his purposes.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Political Expedience

Hillary Clinton on Guns: Not a Big Fan
Be sure though, that her position on any issue will shift with the requirements of a successful election. Political opportunist she is.

Monday, April 13, 2015

At the range...

...a cheering section. The three younger fellows ran away.These guys just sat there enjoying the sun despite the noise.

Two twits invade home...

...and meet homeowner with sword.
Man uses katana to stop home invasion, this is the gory aftermath (NSFW)
The NSFW is for gore. These dudes wish they got shot.

H/T to The Duck.

...and she's off...

...or, as I told my son, the offensive has begun.
Clinton announces 2016 White House bid, asks to be 'champion' of America's middle class
What's clear, and news to no one, is she is not a friend to the Second Amendment. Remember this. Oh, and she's friend to no one but herself.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I Like This

[Source]

It's what they do.

Lie.
New York Times Kicks off NRA Convention Coverage with Massive Lie

A Good Read

A Long Time Until Now by Michael Z. Williamson

A group of soldiers in Afghanistan find themselves thrown 15,000 years in the past. There is some action, but mostly it is about the in the ends and out of survival. Slow at points but well thought out and plausible. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ouch!

Sad Puppies Update: The Nominees Announced and Why I Refused My Nomination

Dumb enough to elect him twice.

Just How Dumb Does The President Think Americans Are?
How dumb are you to ask the question? AND no, I didn't read the editorial. I just took the cheap shot.

Makes no nevermind to me.

Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] was indicted by the Obama DOJ on corruption on charges the other day and he's promised to fight the good fight because he's unlikely to admit he a corrupt New Jersey politico. It's almost certain this was political payback for said Senator opposing the White House on it's Nuclear Iran shenanigans. That's the way Obama rolls. You bring a knife. I bring a gun. This time he's just feeding on his own.

Now I oppose the White House on their sell out to the mullahs as well, but guess what? That doesn't buy Menendez a damn thing. The enemy of my enemy isn't my friend. Menendez has never meet a gun control law he hasn't liked. If he gets tossed from the Senate he'll be replaced by another piece of New Jersey prohibitionist trash. I as a right leaning whatever and a gun owner don't lose a thing. On this one is one I agree we just step aside and enjoy the bloodsport. It's a win win.

H/T to Ian.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rand Paul for President

He's running. Whether I'll vote him remains to be seen. I could vote for him without voting for the lesser of evils, but I still want to see who else throws in.

Monday, April 6, 2015

It's what they do.

Lie.
Same Lie Every Year
Shannon Watts is in public relations. She lies for a living. She's just shifted her skills from the private sector to the Bloomberg sector.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

If the gun was in the holster where it should have been...

...I'm pretty sure this wouldn't have happened. Keep your finger off the trigger, and STOP playing with it.
IUPUI officer accidentally shoots self in leg

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sarah Brady is dead.

Nothing really to say beyond that.

Recently Read

The Golden Princess by S. M. Stirling
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
Emergence: A Dave Hooper Novel by John Birmingham
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Castaway Planet by Ryk Spoor and Eric Flint

All good and all worth reading.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Brick v. Gun...No Contest

In Texas, some dude attacked his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with a brick. The new boyfriend was armed and shot him dead.
HCSO: Brick-wielding ex-boyfriend shot, killed by woman's new beau

Wednesday, April 1, 2015