Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

90 Days

That's how long D.C. has to either come up with a plan for carry in the city or appeal. Now it's wait and see.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Now THAT"S gotta sting.

In Pennsylvania, a Psychiatrist shot a patient...

...who had just shot his caseworker. The Doc was wounded but he managed to hit the bad guy three times. Nobody died. The Doc violated hospital policy. Does he still have a job? They need to give him a raise.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bill Whittle: The Case For Israel

They are.

They aren't carpet bombing Gaza and turning it into a parking lot for the local Wally World.
Obama Asks for Restraint as Tensions Escalate in Gaza

Gun Control Costs Jobs

It did for West Virginia.

Restaurant owner posts "Guns Welcome" sign and... increases. Something for business owners to keep in mind. Gun owners spend money at places that appreciate us.

H/T to Bruce.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

He got off easy.

Dad beats accused child molester to bloody pulp

Officer shoots self during dog "attack".

Ambrose said the Clifton officer was on duty when he was apparently attacked by a dog in Bloomfield. The officer drew his service weapon, which somehow fired accidentally.
The translation is, when a dog barked at this officer he drew his handgun, placed his finger on the trigger, and pulled the trigger before he brought it to bear on said dog. Mr. Journalist, I'm positive the "somehow" involved a finger on a trigger. It wasn't an accident. It was pure and simple negligence on the officer's part.


Beretta to move all U.S. manufacturing to Gallatin
Admin will remain in Maryland.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Most Likely, Simple Negligence

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the deputy was working off-duty at Tampa Bay Downs of Friday. When he went to use the restroom his gun went off when he removed his gun belt to set it down.
So here's the deal here. Based on my experience, most duty holsters cover the trigger guard when the duty handgun is resting properly inside the holster. Most properly maintained duty handguns aren't going to discharge unless the trigger is pulled or clothing or something else catches the trigger as the officer holsters the weapon. I suspect the officer's claim that the gun went off when he sat his duty belt on the stall floor is bullshit. Most likely, the officer removed the weapon from his holster while he did the deed in the stall and "boom". I think it's Uncle who, on more than one occasion, has said, "stop playing with it." Good advice and once again, i think the word they're looking for here is "negligently". Just saying.

Billy Johnson: Everyone Gets a Gun

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wow! A gun store owner that doesn't like gun owners to...

...carry inside his store. Interesting marketing strategy: alienate the hell out of your potential customer base. Also doesn't help that store owner appears to be a rude son of a bitch. Oh well, it's his store.

Recently Read

The Shiva Option by David Weber and Steve White
Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich

I've had a copy of The Shiva Option laying around for a long time. The one time I tried to read it I burned out about two thirds into it. I think it was the battles were the same damn thing over and over. I got distracted by another book and never went back. I few days back I picked it up again and finished it. Good book. Not up to Weber and White other books but good.

I have read a couple of Evanovich's books, mostly Stephanie Plum titles, so I picked this up totally unaware it was romance. I liked it. Evanovich's usual smooth prose, decent plotting, and snappy, funny repartee but I'm not making a habit of it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Preacher #16

Cover Art by Glenn Fabry.

Every once in a while...

...I draw a blank. Thank God for the internet.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The STUPID in this article...

 ...makes my head hurt, or is it pounding it against the wall that does it?
The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America

Just Because...

Original pic from Theo's Place. No idea where he got it. Blame me for the word balloon and you are welcome to do better:)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Guns don't shoot themselves.

The deputy's gun fired one shot, missing the dog and hitting the child.
Let me fix that for you, Mr. Journalist.
The deputy fired one shot from his gun, missing the dog and hitting the child.
I'm not even going to consider whether he actually needed to shoot the dog, but we do have a clear rule #4 violation by the deputy.

*If you're law enforcement and afraid of dogs maybe you should reconsider your chosen profession. Seriously.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

This isn't news.

Chris Christie’s Faking It on Gun Rights – The Daily Beast (And you think we did not know?)
He'll support us out of self interest then screw us when he doesn't need us any more. Typical RINO Republican.

Well that's neat.

New Gun Light
...for J frame revolvers. I started out with revolvers and my favorite gun is still my SW 686. I bought and sold two J Frames in the last thirty years. This is a neat way to put a light on a revolver.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bill Whittle: Not One of Us.

Another I missed.

Correlation or Causation?

Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims
I believe it a factor but not the only one. The difference between gun rights activists and gun prohibitionists is that we are at least honest and willing to make that admission. The prohibitionists dismiss the idea that carry of any sort plays a part at all.

Bill Whittle: Get to Work!

I missed this one when it came out in June.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

And why the hell didn't you do the proper thing...

...the last time Obamacare was before your court Justice Roberts? Well?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Devil You Know

As strange as it may be, there's something to be said for incompetence and corruption in a Federal Agency. It impedes efficiency, and inefficiency is to the gun owners advantage. Do you really want the FBI regulating firearms?
GAO’s BATFE report to Congress skirts wider concerns about dissolving bureau

Monday, July 7, 2014

"BLAM", Divot.

We had a negligent discharge at the range today. The shooter said his rifle had a half pound trigger and his straighten finger brushed up against it resulting in "BLAM" divot. He described this as his gun prematurely going off. Rule two was adhered to so no one was injured. That, I thank God for. He took the remainder of the day off.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th

When in the course of human events...

It's Independence Day and that's always a good time to read our founding document and reflect.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. — That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world: For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the united States of America, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ah, misrepresentation of the facts...

That's what gun prohibitionists do.
Brady Campaign: Details Don't Matter
It's also know as lying.

Bill Whittle: Losing the Peace in Iraq

Recently Read

Stardogs by David Freer
Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia

I was up until about 4 a.m. reading Nemesis. I'm not sure it was the book but I did knock that sucker out. It seemed like non-stop action from the first page on but that may be me. Looking forward the the next. Freer's Stardogs is also good. I like pretty much anything he writes. Basic plot was castaways on alien world add imperial politics for a damn good read.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I call bullshit!

Columbus Police Officer Wounded When Gun Goes Off On His Way To Work
The Smith & Wesson MP40 has may not have an external safety but it damn well has internal safeties and isn't going to fire unless the trigger is pulled. My vote is for problem in boots not in holster. Police Administrations need to stop making excuses for their officer's carelessness.

H/T to The Duck.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

So let me get this straight...

The Everymoms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, financed a "study" that claims "accidental" firearms deaths of children are under reported because [drum roll] many are classified instead by law enforcement as intentional homicides. Huh!? How is this a problem for the Everymoms? Isn't a homicide better for their blood dancing than an "accidental" shooting? Or maybe, being a progressive organization and dishonest as a matter of habit, they just want it both ways.

H/T to Miguel.

The Arroyo

The Arroyo was produced through Bill Whittle's Declaration Entertainment and that was reason enough for me to give it a try. The story has the feel of an old Western. A rancher gets fed up with coyotes and cartel members using cutting across his land on their way north. He and a friend begin to monkey-wench the bad guys operation and draw the bad guys ire. His friend is murdered and then all hell breaks loose. I don't think any of the actors in this film have ever been in a movie before but they all do a credible job. The plot, direction, and cinematography are straightforward with no bells or whistles. The budget was low but the director gets the most out what he has. I'd like to see what he could do with a bigger budget. In the Hollywood version of this film the rancher would be the bad guy, but then this film ain't Hollywood. Watch it.

That 'bout sums it up.

We are screwed.