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destroying your faith in humanity, one tweet at a time

If there is one thing Twitter is good for (and there may be only one), it is exposing the somewhat filthy, naked underbelly of those who work to deprive us of our basic human rights. 

Take, for example, this friendly chap: 

@ConstantGeek:  Or, maybe rather than build a border fence w/Mexico, we build a Thunderdome-style fence for retrogressives. #MadMax #politics

Of course, by “retrogressive”, he means anyone who is not a progressive, and [...]

what i have learned of news through osmosis

You know, for being a supposed “constitutional scholar / teacher / professor / lawyer / whatever-the-hell-else-he-claimed”, Our Glorious President does not have a damned clue about what his job entails, or what limitations are imposed on it by the Constitution: 

"In this year of action, the President will seek out as many opportunities as possible to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. But when American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, [...]

could you stop the world please? i would like to get off

Alright, I am officially not a fan of North Carolina.  Since moving to this state…

- My DSLR has broken (refuses to auto-focus).  – My printer has died (printer head went kaput, and those cost more than printers).   – My new-to-me Land Rover Defender’s engine detonated for no apparent reason.  – My desktop’s video cards are exhibiting all the classic symptoms of spontaneously combusting in the near future (no, I do not overclock, and yes, [...]

shoot like a girl

If you can:

Katelyn Francis is all of 13 years old, and I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in admitting that she shot that stage far better than I could ever hope to at the moment.

Of course, that short video also neatly undermines a massive number of arguments put forward by your average anti-rights cultist – "assault weapons have no sporting purpose", "assault rifles have no sporting purpose", "children cannot be [...]

boycott new york

On 01JAN05, the ".50 Caliber BMG Regulation Act of 2004" took effect in the state of California – more commonly known as "Kalifornistan" on this site. This law required existing .50 BMG rifles in the state to be registered with the state government within a year or be labeled "illegal firearms", and furthermore prohibited any sale of any rifle so chambered; unsurprisingly, law enforcement officers and agencies were exempted from this law.

Sometime in [...]

dear white house: kiss my ass

So apparently the White House has gone and released a photo of Our Glorious President, Barack Hussein Obama, allegedly shooting some skeet; no mention was made of whether or not he actually managed to hit them.  Whatever.  Given Obama’s long and sordid history of being anti-firearms, this is rather like a racist individual claiming to have black friends, and in that vein, I never would have even bothered to comment on this… 

… If [...]

assault weapons are not assault rifles

This is an assault rifle: 

This is an “assault weapon”: 

Can you spot what makes one an “assault rifle” and one an “assault weapon”?  I will give you a few hints: it is not the stock, the pistol grip, the sights, the barrel length, or the fact that the top one has a flat-top upper receiver. 

Nope, the answer is quite simple: assault rifles are capable of fully-automatic fire, while [...]

what is that humming noise?

Someone needs to strap a couple of high-Tesla magnets to Bill Ruger and then wrap his coffin in heavy gauge copper wire – I bet you could power New York City with him alone right now:

(For those who are missing out on the joke, William B. Ruger, Senior, once famously said, "No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun," and, "I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 [...]

our rights are not the only things in danger

All of us look at certain situations through the perspectives of our own experience, and I will freely and openly admit that I considered the aforeposted ammunition and magazine idiocies from the perspective of a consumer, a recreational shooter, and a person who values his individual rights and freedoms.

However, Owen Martin, the proprietor of AllAK47.com and Snake Hound Machine, looks at such things from the perspective of wanting to feed his family; a [...]

the best they have to offer

The scumbag murderer solely responsible for the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings and murderers started his rampage somewhere around 0100 on 20JUL12.

Some time before 1930 on 26JUL12, Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein decided it would be a great idea to punish all Americans for the actions of one murderous whackjob:

Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would [...]

quote of the day – jay g.

Dear "gun control" extremists, anti-rights cultists, and other petty authoritarians:

We are Americans, and, as such, our reflexive, borderline knee-jerk reaction to someone telling us that we cannot / should not do something is to utter some variation of, "Screw you," and go and do it anywise. This land was discovered (in the European sense) by people who abided by that mentality, this country was settled and founded by people who wholly embraced that [...]

the gun control mask slips a little more

By and large, the hardcore "gun control" extremist organizations throughout America have to play the long, political game, which basically boils down to incrementalism – they want total civilian disarmament, and we know they want total civilian disarmament, and it is fair to say that they know we know, but in order to make any progress at all, they cannot exactly come out and say they want total civilian disarmament. That would just be too [...]

reclaiming the language

As a firearm owner and firm defender of our individual rights, one of the more aggravating things I stumble across on the cortex from time to time are Fudds proclaiming the demonic natures and other dangers of "evil black rifles" / "assault weapons" / etc., while simultaneously bitterly clinging to their wood-and-blued-steel bolt-action hunting rifles (aka "high-powered sniper rifles") and duck shotguns (aka "street-sweeping bullet hoses"). Obviously these narrow-minded individuals have never bothered to read [...]

quote of the day – @jessecbrooks

Given the District of Columbia’s long, storied, and successful history with "gun control", and given that it is illegal to possess an "assault weapon" in D.C., that you cannot legally transport loaded firearms in D.C., that it is illegal to discharge a firearm in D.C., that it is illegal to shoot at the White House, and that it is illegal to attempt the assassination of the President, obviously this whole White House shooting story is [...]

normalization – the commercial edition

C. J. Chivers‘s The Gun just got reviewed on Woot.com, and fairly positively at that.

If that does not constitute another example of how we are winning, I do not know what would.

I have mentioned Chivers’ work in the past, but this also serves as a reminder that I need to type up my own review of it as well at some point… The short-and-sweet, however, is, “You need to read this, [...]

rob woutat, this is thanks to you

Regular readers of this weblog may remember that my father came to the conclusion that he should start lawfully bearing arms after reading a particularly bigoted, narrow-minded, anti-Constitutional article penned by Rob Woutat, a "community columnist" for the Kitsap Sun. Suffice to say, I was quite amused at how an obvious anti-rights cultist had successfully alienated a recent fence-sitter, not only to the point of owning firearms, but also to the point of carrying them, [...]

quote of the day – washington times

It must rather suck to be an anti-rights cultist these days… Your major organizations are getting their hands slapped when they are not too busy showing off their desperation, Constitutional Carry is slowly, inexorably marching across the country and only one state does not have some kind of allowance for the possibility of concealed carry, what used to be one of the firmest bastions of "gun control" extremism now calls out that zealotry for what [...]

i doubt the deer cared

Myth: "Assault weapons" are never used for hunting!

Reality: Dunno. That deer looks pretty dead to me. (Note: PETA members and those with weak constitutions should probably not click on any links in this post.)

One just has to love the last picture in the write-up over at ITS Tactical – of the 12 hunting rifles being displayed, only one would not fall under an "assault weapon ban", and we have already discussed [...]

“military-style” firearms

So this is something interesting that I will confess to not knowing until recently, and only discovered by way of the massively intensive research C. J. Chivers invested in his book, The Gun – the AR-15, one of the anti-rights cultists’ most hated and feared firearm, is not a civilianized copy of the M16.  In point of truth, it is the other way around. 

In fairness, Eugene Stoner developed the AR-15 with an eye [...]

we pay for this incompetence

Ever since I started seriously paying attention to American politics, I started trying to figure out exactly when the American people lost control of their government… Over the years, I think I have found the answer – when we allowed regulatory agencies to enact rule changes that are backed by the force of law, but are not voted on or expressly authorized by Congress. I confess to being somewhat lazy, and not chasing down the [...]