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not pretty, but it will work

Speaking of building your own "garage-expedient" firearm, this may just be a trailer for a movie, and thus just a dramatization, but, yes, making a firearm-like device capable of grievously wounding / killing someone really is this simple:

Look at the tools and materials she used: wire snips, a block of wood, a knife, a short length of steel pipe, a file, the pipe end cap, copper wire, a small square of cotton [...]

almost want to make one just because

We have touched on the topic of home-made firearms a few times here, but mostly it has been in an academic, "Yeah, you could do that if you really wanted to but I would not want to actually use one," kind of way.

Well, in the realm of "beggars cannot be choosers", it would appear as though criminals have started employing do-it-yourself firearms in crimes in once-Great Britain.

Is anyone surprised by this? [...]

new rule

At least for me, but it might be for you too.

Any time you make a purchase at a store that stocks >10-round magazines for your handguns and rifles that can accept them (otherwise known as "high-capacity magazines" by morons and "normal-capacity magazines" by people who know what those firearms were designed to use*), buy at least one. If your budget can only afford one, that is shiny. If your budget can afford more, [...]

food for thought

"Gun control" extremists are happiest when innocent people are murdered by criminals using firearms – after all, there will be more victims’ stories to exploit, more victims to sock-puppet as figureheads, more opportunities for appeals to emotion, more donations from people who think throwing money at astroturf will somehow convince criminals to stop being criminals, and more "proof" that guns are the root of all evil in society and thus must be destroyed. In reality, [...]

the drunken punches just keep coming

So it appears as though an end-run attempt at banning normal-capacity magazines is not the only underhanded trick the idiot Democrat congresscritters (but I repeat myself) have up their sleeves; it would appear as though they very much want the ability to ban "anonymous" online ammunition sales as well:

U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4) and advocates from the gun safety community announced new legislation being introduced this week to [...]

so old it is new again

One of the occasional "arguments" (and I do use that term lightly) you will see come out of the more-deranged anti-rights cultists is that parts of the Constitution, and, specifically, the Bill of Rights, are so outdated that we can simply ignore them or abrogate them at will, and it is No Big Deal (TM)*. The Third Amendment is typically held up as an example of how "outdated" the Constitution is, and by way of [...]

facts which do not fit the narrative are discarded

I love internally inconsistent people, no matter what their political or sociological leanings might or might not be; obviously, I would prefer them to be as far away from "my side" (whatever that means any more) as possible, but, regardless, without them I would not have nearly as much good material on this site as I do now.

Take, for example, Penny Bernath, writing on Twitter under the rather appropriate screenname of @penny_bernath, and [...]

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 [...]

i sweated a lot to bring you this situational irony

To get to Mount Le Conte Lodge – the establishment we recently spent the night at – one must first traverse somewhere between 5 and 8 miles of single-track trails through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As with all National Parks, the trails and area are remarkably separated from the rest of the world, to the point where you are much farther from civilization than the "as the crow flies" distances would indicate, and, [...]

welcome to the club

I will admit that it is something of a warped tradition, but a gunblogger has never really "arrived" until they have been cyberstalked and harassed by Guy Cabot (aka "JadeGold") and his facilitator, Michael Bonomo (aka "mikeb302000"). Thankfully, Squeaky has the exactly correct attitude about the whole thing; in short, "piss off".

The post from Bonomo’s all-but-abandoned weblog that Squeaky highlights (she does not link to it, and neither will I), is just chock-a-block [...]

when you lose the media…

It is a long-accepted fact that the media – especially "print" media, whether it is actually on newsprint or in bytes – is generally a water-carrier for the anti-rights cultist organizations of America and abroad. The documentation is lengthy and comprehensive, and the only people really arguing the point are those organizations themselves and those who are already known supporters and sycophants of the same.

Moving right along, Politifact is an outgrowth of the [...]

they should share notes

So here is a random thought… 

According to the great and all-knowing Federal Government, I am sufficiently mature, trustworthy, law-abiding, and responsible to safely and lawfully operate items regulated by the National Firearms Act, up to and including fully-automatic firearms, suppressors, and even grenades. 

However, according to the sheriffs and other law-enforcement entities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California (among other cities there), Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii, I [...]

i have no idea what i would do with it

… But I kind of want one:

What you see there is none other than a Benjamin Rogue .357 Pre-Charged Pneumatic air rifle, as marketed by Crossman. Regular readers of gunblogs will be aware of that conveniently coincidental caliber’s introduction into the realm of air rifles, and regular shooters of Evil Black Rifles will pick out the pistol grip and buttstock as being conveniently similar to those found on AR-pattern firearms, so I [...]

why are gun control extremists so abusive?

[Note:  If excessive foul language, abusive mentalities, and borderline death threats are not your cup of tea, I would advise against reading through this post; I did not write any of that particular material, but I do believe it should be preserved for the future.]

Yesterday, I had the… misfortune… of interacting with the Twitter account @HockeyOpera, whose screen name is “Gloves Off!”, which apparently refers to “A Hockey Opera in Three Act is is [...]

quote of the day – @chriszump

Aside from my previous post dealing more with people’s reactions to the event rather than the event itself, I have largely avoided discussing the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and I plan on keeping up that topical silence in the near future. Why? Well, to begin with, we do not know all of the facts, and we may not ever know all of the facts, and drawing literally life-or-death conclusions based off horridly [...]

the celebration of double standards

I am sure I have written about this in the past, but I continue to be astonished at how anti-rights cultists‘ brains work… or, for the most part, do not work.

For instance, by now, most of my readers are probably aware of the unfortunate case wherein George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin; however, are you aware that anti-rights organizations like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are actively encouraging vigilante violence against George [...]

quote of the day – marko kloos

This one goes out to all of the anti-rights cultists and "gun control" extremists out there, courtesy of Major Caudill Marko:

We can argue any or all of the points above for hours, but there’s one thing that, on a philosophical level, you will never be able to make me concede:

That intentionally making yourself weaker in the face of danger and aggression is somehow more civilized, moral, intelligent, or enlightened.

You’re not [...]

i think you are going to need a bigger image

One of the more amusing exchanges I have had with the anti-rights cultist behind the @everygun Twitter profile was regarding "gun free zones" and their complete and total inefficacy. Predictably, this particular individual was dancing in the blood of the recent Chardon school shooting, and using the victims’ deaths as a reason to spread the idea of "gun free zones" to more locations. Yes, you read that right – the complete and total failure of [...]

quotes of the day – united states district judge benson everett legg

No, “may issue” is not dead, and it probably will not even be going away in Maryland*, but this recent summary judgment for Woollard v. Sheridan is just chock-a-block full of interesting and all-too useful quotes… Like this one:

For all of these reasons, the Court finds that the right to bear arms is not limited to the home. The signposts left by recent Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit case law all point to [...]

keeping score on their irrelevance

Speaking of graphics, it would appear as though the hoplophobic "gun control" extremists at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership has released another one of their yearly "scorecards"*. What does that have to do with pretty pictures? Not a darned thing, but Barron’s analysis of that scorecard generated some nice graphs that I am going to steal, along with their explanations, below:

Here is the straight comparison of the score versus the [...]