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“gun control” demotivator

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Really, I have no particular use for a 30-round magazine for my Baby Eagle (no carbines take its magazines, I would not carry such a magazine (where would I put it?), and the damned thing weighs a ton when fully loaded regardless) but some halfwitted petty totalitarians decided that us “average” Americans should not be allowed to purchase/own such a device, so I adopted the attitude that founded this country and proceeded to make it great: screw you, I am doing it my way

I wonder if anti-rights cultists will ever understand that small quirk in human, and, specifically, American, psychology… how many previous non-gun-owners or “hunting” gun owners went out and stocked up on “assault weapons” before that ill-fated and completely useless ban was enacted?  How well did firearm sales uptick before the last election, when a candidate with a strong anti-firearm stance stood a very good chance of winning, and did? 

The more folks scream about something, the more interested other folks get in it.  This is not hard to grasp. 

Speaking of thought process failures, my owning a normal-capacity magazine / “high-capacity magazine” hurts precisely no one, but “gun control” extremists do not seem capable of comprehending the differences between malum prohibitum and malum in se crimes, and the general stupidity of trying to regulate an inanimate device, or, worse, people’s actions, on the basis of the former.  On the other hand, if I am ever faced with 25 pipe-wielding thugs trying to bash through a storefront’s windows and assault the customers, you can bet your ass I want as many rounds on me as I can possibly carry. 

Interestingly, if I were to load up all three of those “smaller” magazines, and have one in the pipe, I would be carrying two more rounds than your average box of ammunition can hold, which is the ultimate plan once I secure a holster and mag carrier for the Baby Eagle.  The 30 was literally just for fun. 

16 comments to “gun control” demotivator

  • Frenchy

    I grew up around guns but owned no more than a single shot .22. In the fall of 1994 I was home from boot camp and went out and bought a Colt AR-15 at ban panic prices because we didn’t know back then how bad it would be. Now 30 some guns, couple hundred big magazines, 3 competitive disciplines, a handful of gun rights .orgs, several internet forums, and several hundred thousand rounds of ammo later I guess I’m a radical bitter clinger. Way to play Bill Clinton.

  • That reminds me. I need to get a few more Happy Fun Sticks for my Cx4 carbine. If I can get my hands on two more ProMag Happy Fun Sticks and one more Ruger LC9 magazine, I could have a three-box load for my 9mm firearms:

    * 96 rounds in Happy Fun Sticks for the Cx4
    * 14 rounds in Ruger LC9 magazines
    * 17 rounds in a full-size SR9 magazine for my SR9c
    * 20 rounds in two 10-round SR9c magazines
    * 3 rounds in the pipe (one for each firearm)

    “Sudden death in all directions*,” 124 grains at a time. :-D

    *One (1) Internet will be awarded to the first poster to cite the source of this quote. ;-)

  • @ Frenchy: Thank you for providing a case in point :).

    And I doubt you are alone.

    @ AuricTech: Yeah… looking back at my decisions, if I knew then what I know now, I would have picked a handgun that had magazine commonality with a carbine. But I did not, and we all have to start somewhere.

    Of course, I also would not have bought a “California legal” handgun when I did not live in California, but I did not even know what that meant.

    And Tunnel in the Sky, by the inimitable Heinlein?

    @ Borepatch: High praise indeed :).

  • That’s the whole reason I bought both my AK-47 clone and my AR-15. The AK was because they were stopping the importation of parts kits; the Bushmaster because it seemed possible that another AWB could be on the horizon.

    Now I’ve got another AR in the works, and possibly a third (this one in G-d’s Own Caliber, even…)

    Because F**K YOU, that’s why.

  • Also this is the big reason why gun shops now sell vastly more AR-platform rifles than they sell Mauser-action rifles.

    Used to be the Rem Model 700, and the Winchester Model 70, as well as the Winchester 94 clones, were “America’s Rifles”. Now its all Semi-auto all-day-long.

    Why, because they told us we couldn’t have them…and people thinking they were just thumping their nose discovered they really liked them!

  • It’s one thing to thumb your nose at a pointy-headed “elite” who thinks he knows better than you. It’s another to do it and have a lot of fun while you’re at it.

    Firearms are fun, empowering, and useful tools. That they make a handy litmus test based on who they piss off is a bonus.

  • MAJ Mike

    Exactly. I’d have a belt fed M1911A1 if I could.

  • Pyrotek85

    Linoge wrote:
    @ AuricTech: Yeah… looking back at my decisions, if I knew then what I know now, I would have picked a handgun that had magazine commonality with a carbine. But I did not, and we all have to start somewhere.

    I’ve read that the Sig mag version of the Keltec Sub-2000 will function with CZ-75 mags, and since Baby Eagles can take CZ-75 mags (at least some from what I’ve read)…

    I’m just connecting the dots here, but I’d look into it if I were you. Maybe you’ll get lucky and it’ll function with the Baby Eagle mags with no problem. Of course finding the darn things can be a pain in the butt, with the rate at which Keltec manufactures things lol.

    link to the post about the Keltec
    http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=93634

  • Anon

    If you carry a lot of extended magazines,just put them in sub machine gun magazine pouches.I’ve got nine 30 rd.sticks for my Taurus PT99 (CDNN sells them for $12.99) and carry five in a Chinese SMG chest rig and three more in a Chinese 3-cell SMG pouch.

  • I wonder if anti-rights cultists will ever understand that small quirk in human, and, specifically, American, psychology

    Nope. They see compliance with authority as a virtue and can’t imagine people doing otherwise.

  • @ Jay G.: Our country was founded by people who had grown tired of other people telling them what to do and how to do it – sometimes quite literally, in the case of the penal colonies down in Georgia. Thankfully, there still exists a fair amount of that rebellious blood in our gene pools, but I have to wonder if it is enough.

    @ Weer’d Beard: Five years ago, if dedicated hunting magazines mentioned semi-automatic rifles, it was in the hushed tones of fear and borderline hate. Two years ago, they were asking if semi-autos were usable as hunting rifles. This year, they are going over how to best customize your AR-15 for hunting purposes, and what calibers work best for which prey.

    @ The Jack: And 30-round magazines – useless though they may be – are a boatload of fun!

    @ MAJ Mike: Dood. My “Would Own It If It Were Legal” list is absurd.

    @ Pyrotek85: Hm. The intertubes do seem to agree with you… Might have just found my next firearm purchase, in that case! Thanks :).

    @ Anon: While that would be good for the airsoft field or for trucking off into the wilderness, it is not exactly… Wal-Mart appropriate attire, even here in the Patron State of Shootin’ Stuff.

    @ John Farrier: Hell, the CSGV came out and outright said that if the federal government started rounding up and incarcerating people simply because of their religious or social background, it would be acceptable and armed resistance against it would be “wrong”.

    There will never be peace between us and those who would strip us of our rights, and that example shows exactly why.

  • Pyrotek85

    Let us know if it works since I just ordered a CZ 75 myself, which is how I happened upon the link. I wouldn’t mind having one again, I regret trading the Glock version I had a few years back.

  • Anon

    Oh,I don’t wear the rig to Walmart and I’ve never done paintball,but I wear it regularly out to the woods for target practice.My other weapon is a non-butcherized Jap T99 Arisaka short rifle that I’ve had since I was 12.Even with 5rd.stripper clips it’s not a really fast firing weapon and I wanted a more effective close in weapon than just the big sword bayonet.

  • @ Pyrotek85: Given that NO ONE seems to have one in stock, and the only one on Gunbroker is used, it is probably going to be quite a while, unfortunately.

    And its price, it is damned near a “whim purchase” :).

    @ Anon: Yeah, that works a bit better… I have been sticking to .357 for woods endeavors, just for the additional “oomph” behind it, personally.

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