Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In Indianapolis ...

...one guy tries to rob another and gets shot...dead.

Works for me.

Police: Apartment resident fatally shoots suspected robber in self-defense
H/T to Zendo Deb.

Current Events

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Why We Keep Winning

I expect no better from the Brady Bunch, but I would think the attorneys fronting for the Bradys would at least have taken a minute or two to Google "bump stock" before they beclowned themselves. Too much to ask for I guess.



















H/T to Firehand.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More of This Please

Utah officer fired after nurse's arrest caught on video

You have got to be f***ing kidding me?

According to the Ninth Circuit there is no right to sell guns. Really! How can I have a right to own something without someone having the right to sell it to me? The extent anti-gun judges will go to strip us of our Second Amendment rights continues to boggle.
No Right to Sell Arms

From Our "Friends" the Republicans

HR 3999 - The "Bipartisan" Answer To S.1916 Is A Trojan Horse
The pertinent section of the bill.
(a) PROHIBITION.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘‘(aa) It shall be unlawful for any person—
‘‘(1) in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to manufacture, possess, or transfer any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun; or
‘‘(2) to manufacture, possess, or transfer any such part or combination of parts that have been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.’’.
As I said in an earlier post in reference to Feinstein's bill, It is not specific enough as to what it will prohibit. It is too open to interpretation by our enemies and can be made to refer to pretty much anything that improves the operation of a semi-automatic rifle. It has a built in slippery slope. So, not just no, Hell no. Isn't it nice to know we have friends in the Republican party? Call your representatives and let them know the cost of screwing us.

More of This Please

Sheriff Who Groped Entire High School Student Body Looking for Drugs Indicted

Now that's...

...funny and actually to be expected of CNN. Too arrogant to take a minute to Google "bump stock".

H/T to Uncle

UPDATE: Maybe they should ask for their money back.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

WOW!

Keep digging.
Jimmy Kimmel Writer Completely Botches The Constitution

"We Deserve"

“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn't have to carry a gun,” Rangel added. “You're not gonna push me in that direction.”

But when the Daily Caller reminded Rangel that he and other members of Congress are protected by armed U.S. Capitol Police, he revealed his true feelings on the subject.

“Well, that's a little different. I think we deserve — I think we need to be protected down here,” the Democrat admitted.

'Cuz he's better than the people he serves. Not.

S.1916 - Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced S.1916 - Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act. It's to be expected. The hope is that in the heat of the moment Congress will pass something. Maybe it will be her something. This is the key paragraph of the bill.
(v)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on and after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi- automatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
Should we worry about this? I'm generally agin giving them anything. ANYTHING. BUT I can live with giving them bump stocks as long as we get something in return. The problem with this bill and the reason it needs to die in committee is the second half of that paragraph.
or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi- automatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
It is not specific enough as to what it will prohibit. It is too open to interpretation by our enemies and can be made to refer to pretty much anything that improves the operation of a semi-automatic rifle. It has a built in slippery slope. So, not just no, Hell no.

Another reason to oppose any legislation offered this soon after the events in Las Vegas is legislation offered in haste is bad legislation. There may be things that can be done to prevent further mass shootings. Truly, I don't think there are. If there are, they should be determined after all the facts are known. The Left doesn't care about facts, only seizing an opportunity to further their gun control agenda.

Call you Senators and let them know to vote against this.

H/T to John R.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

An Interesting Theory on Las Vegas

Theory of the Case
I don't endorse the theory. It's just an interesting take on a possible motive.

Let's Have a Conversation About Gun Control

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pelosi opens her mouth...

...and stupid comes out.
Pelosi: Background Checks would have stopped Las Vegas Shooting.
Two Nevada Gun Shops Say Stephen Paddock Passed Background Checks
He. Passed. The. Background. Checks. You. Twit.

More on Bump Stocks

We must ban springs
Still, not sure I care beyond the concerns noted in the last post. I do agree with Uncle wholeheartedly on his opinion that if we are going to give in on bump stock we damn well better get something in return; National reciprocity or deregulation of suppressors. That's true compromise.

Giving one inch to the prohibitionists...

...pisses me off, and the NRA has been more than willing in the past. They've f**ked us more than once at the state level because they knew best. Giving in at any level makes the prohibitionist think they have us on the run. Having said that, I don't disagreed with this or Sebastian's take on it. They are toys and make no nevermind to me. My worry is if we give in on bump stocks, do we create a precedent and then what's next? John Richardson expresses the concern much better than do I, here.
Statement by the NRA on the Reevaluation of Bump Stocks
I just can't quite rid myself of the worry that if we give in we are gonna get screwed.

Time for a Change

There is other news. In brief, and just as maddening, some sea-slug with the intellectual agility of a soap dish named Richard Burr, who heads the Senate committee investigating the Russia collusion hoax declared that despite the lack of any sort of evidence, they're still going to investigate Russian collusion. Senator, please understand that the entire investigation is based on a fabricated dossier. Spurious, phony, fake, fraudulent, made up. And still, you persisted
I'd heard he wasn't planning on running again. That's probably a good idea. Too establishment. Maybe Dan Forest will run. That would be a move in the right direction.

That's a Solid Win

DC won’t take concealed carry fight to Supreme Court
Now who'll take a bet on whether DC tries to f**k over gun owners some other way? No Takes?

...and I'm fifty-seven and one day old.

I got calls or texts from my kids plus my brother whom I haven't spoken to for over a year. That's the best gift of all.

John Ringo: A Theory on Las Vegas

I may be the only person in the 'pundit' world who can put what we know about the Las Vegas shooter in perspective because I've dealt with something similar before. My personal take, at this point, is 'homicidal psychotic break, rationale currently unknown, possible pharmacological.'
RTWT!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Firearms Policy Coalition Statement On Las Vegas Shooting

Our hearts break for the victims of the heinous mass murder in Las Vegas and our prayers are with them, their families, and everyone affected by this incomprehensible act of evil. While it is impossible to measure the loss suffered in Sunday’s tragedy, the sting from this senseless violence will doubtless be felt for years to come.

We are deeply grateful for the law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, doctors, blood donors, and countless volunteers who stood tall and delivered aid to the innocent in a time of great need, as Americans do.

Sadly, opportunistic politicians who prey on tragedies like this one have already begun to suggest that our response should be to abandon our constitutional principles in favor of policies that would ban more guns, disarm more victims, and further expand “gun free zones” — spaces shielded by nothing more than invisible lines and wishful thinking.

Such policies are not only irrational, but outright dangerous. As every attack in what was purported to be a ‘gun-free’, ‘bomb-free’, or ‘vehicle-free’ zone proves, there is no set of laws that will prevent evil people from monstrously plotting an effective means to harm others.

In a cruel and potentially dangerous irony, many—if not most—of the same people who assert that we cannot possibly trust the government under someone like President Donald Trump also claim that it is only the government that we should trust to safely and responsibly possess weapons like the most common semi-automatic rifle in America, the AR-15.

We know that the privileged and wealthy elite will purchase paramilitary protective teams armed with the very firearms they so desperately wish to put out of the reach of the common man, but the rest of us would be left to hope and pray.

That is why the Second Amendment’s guarantees are not a matter of convenience, nor of need, nor even of want. The basic human right to armed self-defense against unjust force is precisely why our Founders enshrined it into our Constitution—to protect it against the capricious nature of popular opinion, the momentum of the mob, and those who would seek to limit it to a watered-down, second-class privilege for some.

Thankfully, as the Supreme Court correctly noted in the landmark Heller decision, the “very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government—even the Third Branch of Government—the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.”

Nearly 15 years ago, the Ninth Circuit’s then-Chief Judge Alex Kozinski aptly wrote that the “prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed — where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”

Every day, evil people and governments around the world employ tools ranging from clenched fists to combat aircraft to perpetrate unspeakable and unjustified crimes upon others. But objectivity and reason compels us to recognize that those instruments are but the means to the end, and not the end itself. Indeed, the span of human history shows that such arms are also used to liberate the oppressed, establish order and justice from anarchy, and defend innocent life from cruel despots.

The American people will not be bullied by killers or politicians and neither will we cower against attacks on our most important civil rights. We reject the notion that good, peaceable people and our basic rights must suffer for the crimes of the wicked.

There is no more pure a victory for evil than for our society to assault or eliminate the rights of good people in response to things we did not do. And so a just world must hold accountable the writers of history for their deeds, not the mere quills through which it is written.

We law-abiding people of America do not accept responsibility for the evil, cowardly acts of the deranged and hateful among us, nor do we accept blame for their unconscionable and cowardly uses of instruments that can and do serve as instruments of self-defense and justice.

A great champion of individual liberties once said that if civic virtue does not reside in the people, no constitution, no bill of rights, no legislative body, and no court will be able to preserve our liberties.

That is why, in troubled and troubling times like these, we are honor-bound to stand united in defense of fundamental, individual liberties, in all cases, and in spite of the incalculable grief we feel for the victims of Las Vegas as fellow human beings.

Firearms Policy Coalition takes seriously our chartered duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms

FPC and our allies will continue fighting to defend and advance our Constitution’s protection of fundamental human rights.



Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

H/T to John R.

Monday, October 2, 2017

...and the blood dancing begins.

Tom Petty Dead at 66



UPDATE:
Rocker Tom Petty hospitalized; condition unclear
Still hanging on.

Update: He's gone.

Active Shooter in Las Vegas

At this point, experience tells us you can't trust any "facts" being reported. When the confusion ebbs we will see.
BREAKING: Mass Shooting Outside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay; 20+ Dead, 100+ Injured; Strip Shut Down

Recent Read

Tricked by Kevin Hearne

Another adventure of Atticus the Iron Druid. this time Coyote tricks him into helping him kill two Skinwalkers. Ya know, I want to like these books, but there is something about a character that is perfectly OK with using his magic powers to monkey wrench a coal mine and put people out of work that bugs me. If you liked the others in the series, you will like this one.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pelosi opens her mouth...

...and SOMETIMES truth comes out. Unintentionally, of course.



That's a hell of a commentary on the state of gun control in this country. Maybe certain Republicans should take note.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Yeah, and I bought it for the articles.













Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

Recently Read

The Amber Arrow by Tony Daniel

This is the sequel to Daniel's The Dragon Hammer. There is apparently a third coming at some point and the three make up Wulf's Saga. That's good. The first two are very good books so I hope the third comes along directly. Here Wulf seeks a cure of his love and is captured by Romans and enslaved. Highly Recommended.

Whatever

There's an anti-gun article in Scientific American. The first citation is a study by Kellerman. That tells you all you need to know.

H/T to Borepatch.

A Win for the Good Guys

Petition for an en banc review in Wrenn v. DC is denied by D. C. Circuit. So, no "may issue" in DC? We'll se. The dicks running DC won't get the message so it is probably off to SCOTUS which probably isn't a good idea since their luck in that venue hasn't gone so well for them.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Current Events

Larry Correia on Suppressors and the Hearing Protection Act

I love Elizabeth Moon's science fiction. She's a damn good writer. she wrote a piece against the deregulation of suppressors. It is the usual bullshit from the Bloomberg lobby and the tired old "there will be blood in the streets" argument that has yet to come to past. I still like her fiction but I won't be following her advice on gun laws and regulation. So, the point of this? Larry Correia responded to her article against deregulation and as usual he mops the floor.
An Opinion on Suppressors and the Hearing Protection Act

Monday, September 25, 2017

In the land of the perpetually offended...

I Just Got Suspended From Twitter For Sending The Wrong Emojis To Bradley Manning

That's Cool

H/T to Uncle.

Time Will Tell.

I support everyone's right to protest and speak their mind. That would be both the oppressed multimillionaires of the NFL and President Trump. I also understand I don't get to harm my employees brand by protesting on their time. My employer has terminated others for doing things that would bring discredit to them and would do the same to me if I were so foolish. The NFL has no problem with their employees' conduct. Their choice. I also have a right to protest and speak my mind. I'll do so by withholding my support for the NFL. I won't watch the games on television or buy products advertised there. I won't buy NFL tickets or merchandise. That's my right. I'll do the same with any other professional sport whose players conduct themselves the same way. These guys forget they are entertainers. I can find my entertainment elsewhere. Considering the drop in NFL ratings since this BS started, I suspect many feel the same way I do. Time will tell.
Screw the NFL

Your concealled weapon doesn't do you any good...

...if you leave it in your car.
Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said the gunman shot one woman, who was leaving the church, in the parking lot before going inside.

“One of the church members, upon seeing the gunman do this action, ran up to confront him, and was pistol whipped by the gunman,” Aaron said during a press conference taped by the Tennessean.

That church member then went to his car, where he had a gun covered by his concealed carry license, and went inside the church to confront the gunman again.

UPDATE:

Regardless, he still stopped a mass shooting. Good work.

Engle confronted Samson after he entered the church. Samson pistol-whipped Engle. After Samson shot himself, Engle went to his vehicle, got his own weapon and held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived, police said.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Recently Read

Iron Angels by Eric Flint and Alister Kimble

It was OK. An FBI Agent investigates strange murders that lead to the discovery of two opposing cults and a portal to another universe. It is as well written any any thing Flint involves himself in but it never really grabbed me. I'm not saying don't read it. It just didn't work that well for me.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Comic Book Writers Plot to Harass Conservatives at ComicCon

I like comic books. I've been reading them since I learned to read. Adaptations of novels led me to real books. I'm sure many of the writers and artists I liked when I grew up were liberal and liberal themes made their way into the stories but not in the heavy handed way they seem to be popping up lately. AND I never heard of shit like this until recently.
Comic Book Writers Plot to Harass Conservatives at ComicCon
So, to you artists and writers out there. YOUR job is to entertain me NOT preach to me. Shit like this only means I won't buy your product and I'm pretty sure when others take the same stance your employers won't be happy with the drop in sales. By the way, I'm fifty-seven years old. I'm one of those guys who have some disposable income to spend on things like comics. Can you say the same about SJW you seem to be aiming your product at now? I just went in to my local comic shop and dropped my pre-orders from about 25 comics a month to three. Think about it.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Cuz That's Funny

[H/T to Borepatch]

Monday, September 11, 2017

I Guess We Know Where Ryan and McConnel Stand on the Second

Ryan Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Congressman Tells Armed American Radio
The GOP talks big until they are in a position where they have to put up or shut up. Then it's crickets. The only difference between them and the Democrats is one of degree.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

R. I. P. Len Wein

I can't say he was what I would call a favorite but the man paid his dues and in doing so co-created Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and The Human Target. He wrote Giant Size X-Men #1 that re-introduced the new team that included Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus. Those are his creations that I can remember off the cuff. I grew up reading the comics he wrote. He did good work.
Len Wein, Legendary Comics Writer Who Co-Created Wolverine, Dies at 69

Saturday, September 9, 2017

R. I. P. Jerry Pournelle

Next to Robert Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle was my favorite writer. His books were as good the second and third time through as the first. His solo novels and collaborations were damn near perfect, and he will be missed.
In Memoriam: Jerry Pournelle

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Two Enter, One Leaves

In Ohio, two armed robbers enter a Taco Bell and ordered the five employees to get on the floor. three of the employees opened fire on the robbers. One of the robbers escaped. The other died of multiple gunshot wounds.
In a statement, Taco Bell said the company was offering counseling to the restaurant workers and was cooperating with the investigation.

Current Events

'Cuz They're Funny






















H/T to Borepatch.

Update: I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'd fire my copy editor if he wasn't me.