I have an increasingly irrational, or perhaps irrationally increasing, desire to make a short-barreled, in-line muzzle loader rifle. Why? Because it would be fun.
So far I have determined that building one off a T/C Contender, T/C Encore, H&R 1871, Rossi S50, and a few other frames/actions would be a Very Bad Idea in the eyes of the government (at least, as I understand it, and it is probably always better to err on [...]
Without even addressing the patent idiocy of "buying back" something you never really owned to begin with, I absolutely hate gun "buy-backs". Why? Gos-se like this:
That one image, borrowed from KOMONews.com’s appropriately anti-firearms news article, adequately sums up all of my reasons for hating this bit of governmental idiocy.
First, take a look at the right end of the table – those three large drum magazines and folding stocks? This quote [...]
If you have hung around firearm-related weblogs or communities very long, you have probably heard of the CZ-52 (more properly known as the Vz.52) and the TT-33 (or just TT, for Tula, Tokarev); both pistols are typically amongst the first firearms purchased by people who get their Curio and Relic license from the BATFE, which is hardly surprising, given their still-inexpensive-but-slowly-rising prices. Both pistols are functionally interchangeable, at least superficially – they carry the same [...]
The hits just keep on coming for those poor benighted fools who still bitterly cling to the notion that "gun control" is the correct course of action. It is that time of the year again, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released their 2011 Uniform Crime Report; the highlights? 3.8% drop in violent crime from last year, and a 15.4% drop over the past five years, and all this despite (or, perhaps, because?) of [...]
So where should we really start this post series? Well, at the most-logical spot: the actual part of the gun that is legally the "firearm".
Without going too far down the rabbit hole of legalities and idiotic restrictions, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (hereafter referred to the BATFE when necessary) is really only concerned with one single part on your gun – the piece that carries the serial number for the [...]
Unfortunately, our vacation and financial situation probably will not allow me to attend this year, but if you have a bit more flexibility than I do in those regards, you should seriously consider attending the 2012 Gun Rights Policy Conference going on in Orlando, Florida, from 28SEP12 to 30SEP12.
This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, BATFE policies, legal actions, [...]
When the Japanese (arguably one of the most-disarmed societies in the world) can use nothing more than CAD programming and a CNC mill to create fully-functional – if blank-firing – real-life versions of never-before-physical anime rifles, what hope do the anti-rights cultists have that "gun control" could ever work?
Sure, this particular model is comprised of nothing more durable than ABS plastic, acrylic, brass, and some probably-cheap kind of metal for the slide, [...]
Remember that secret I announced a while back?
And remember how it took the BATFE five months and 13 days to sign off on the transfer paperwork?
Well, I held the item today.
I should be able to bring it home on Monday (one last glitch to iron out).
I do believe it is going to be awesome.
The NRA hates NFA items… right?
Earlier this year Chris Cox, Executive Director of the NRA, and Scott Chrisman, Deputy Chief Of Staff, wandered into Silencerco’s SHOT show booth. Immediately I recognized who they were and started to light them up about how they were doing nothing for the silencer or NFA industry. Thankfully they did not leave with a bad taste in their mouths, in fact both of them purchased a [...]
By now, hopefully everyone who reads and frequents this site is at least nominally aware of the Fast and Furious / Gunwalker/ Gunrunner / Castaway / Wide Receiver / Grenadewalker / Direct Commercial Sales Program scandals, and how the United States Government was forcing FFLs along the southern border to knowingly execute illegitimate firearm sales to illegal immigrants and known cartel gun runners, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican nationals and [...]
In a completely unsurprising move that everyone knew was coming, Attorney General Eric Holder took the stand in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week, unzipped his trousers, and urinated all over the memories of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata by lying through his teeth about the “Gunwalker” operation his Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was unquestionably running, and then trying to blame the [...]
As you can see, the ticker to the left tracking how long it has taken the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to sign off on my National Firearms Act transfer is currently well past the four-month mark, and in a rather surprising turn of events for me, I have been patient with the process for this entire time. Oh, sure, I have called and emailed the folks producing the NFA-regulated item for me, [...]
I have briefly touched on how ludicrous and excessive the restrictions and regulations imposed by the National Firearms Act are, but today I give you this outstanding graphic courtesy of Silencerco that should really drive the point home:
(Note: they mislabeled the "Total Form 4" block for 2010, but that does not significantly change the validity of the graphic.)
For those of you who prefer a bit more text to your information, [...]
This article documents a massive pile of suck and fail from stem to stern, but I want to point out one particular aspect of it that jumped out at me:
The next day, Muller received a call from the ATF asking him to come in for a meeting with all of his personal guns, which they insisted they had to authority to order, he said. Muller held his ground and refused to submit to [...]
Been unable to keep up with the slow-motion train wreck that is the "Gunwalker" Scandal?
Good news – Rhino and Rats has put together a comprehensive background, vocabulary, and timeline regarding the fiasco, which puts pretty much everything you need to know in one place.
In a just world, an unmitigated disaster of this magnitude – including the murders of countless Mexican nationals and at least four American citizens – would have brought [...]