“There's no such thing as a good gun. There's no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys.”
by Charlton Heston




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

“gun sense” is a protection racket

Triangle Tactical brought my attention to this Facebook comment: 

… and does a wonderful job explaining how this action is a punishable misdemeanor – either Class 2 or Class 1, depending on how much property was destroyed – in North Carolina. 

However, another thought came to my mind. 

The entire “gun control” / “gun sense” / Moms Demand / Everytown / Bloomberg’s-tax-write-off movement has turned into nothing […]

it was going to happen eventually

Well, would you look at that – it would appear as though some enterprising young entrepreneurs scumbag burglars with an internet connection went and used The Journal News’ map of firearm owners to pick out their next target:

A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue […]

this is what a gun fetishist looks like

"Gun control" extremists get terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as anti-rights cultists, but I have made my case for that phrase, and, impressively, no one has found fault with my logic, not even the cultists themselves.

However, those poor, misunderstood, persecuted, downtrodden, and otherwise marginalized cultists get even more terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as "fetishists"; unfortunately for them, that shoe not […]

be smarter than the equipment you use

So far, we, the American people, have spent somewhere in excess of sixty billion (yes, with a "b") dollars on a "security" farce that results in mind-bending idiocy such as this:

The TSA’s bungling reached a new low yesterday when a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged, […]

quote of the day – matthew

I have already discussed how much of a losing proposition I consider the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado to be; as others have said, it embodies pretty much the "perfect" (though I hate to use that word) Kobayashi Maru scenario for self-defense, only with no way to hack into the server the night before and cheat your way through to victory.

That does not mean I would not have tried to […]

yesterday, at kroger

On my way to Organized Play to have my ass handed to me at a prerelease game for the new set of Magic: the Gathering (I did manage to "win" one round, but only because we ran out of time and the other guy threw the last of our three games… and one of the rounds I "lost" because we once again ran out of time and I threw the last […]

race-baiting bores me

For me, the whole Martin/Zimmerman case is functionally over – the incident is being investigated, and if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a murder transpired*, I have every reason to believe that Zimmerman will be charged, and that is exactly the way the system is supposed to work.

On the other hand, the fallout from this case has just begun, and I shudder to think how far the ripples will travel.


an open letter to those who would deprive us of our rights

There is nothing I can – or should – add to this:

You, you who hate guns, you gave me nothing.

No hope.

No tools.

All that was offered me was a life of fear, of resentment, of bitterness, of dependance…

The gun community has offered me hope and strength, and courage.

They have taught me to have belief in myself.

They have asked nothing of me in […]

we are winning

Behold – a reasonable, rational, informative, educational (well, apart from that being a starter pistol Governor Perry is holding), and remarkably-well-linked article on concealed carrying while jogging… from Slate:

Reporters asked newly announced presidential candidate Rick Perry on Monday whether he carries a gun while campaigning. Perry refused to answer, but he does seem to carry guns in unexpected places. He shot a coyote while jogging in 2010, […]

but… guns are bad news for women!

Apparently I need to start using bold font or all uppercase or something, because it is becoming increasingly clear that you all just are not getting the message: guns are "bad news" for women, period, end of story, no debate. So with that obvious fact again expressed (I mean, really, how many times am I going to have to say it before y’all start listening?), I wish you folks would stop […]

circular reasoning, government style

Pro-rights activists occasionally like to make not-so-funny jokes about how the government undoubtedly has a large number of us on “lists” due to our hobbies and practices, and anti-rights cultists turn that around and ridicule us for believing that the government monitors people to that degree (while simultaneously demanding that citizens’ rights be abridged due to their name being on those non-existent lists… go figure). Unfortunately for both sides of the spectrum, the […]

it is not the falling that hurts

I do not care if the world has ended, the zombies are surrounding us, and that is the only safe place to be – you will never find me in a place that will allow me to take this kind of video.

Good. Lord. The rational, engineering side of my brain knows just how sturdy those kinds of constructs are, and what they are designed for, and so forth… but the little […]

awareness != fear

It is fairly likely that all of my readers are aware of the concept of “defensive driving”, and the fact that a lot of organizations and programs make a lot of money preaching it, both in terms of pre-emptive skillset building, and post-ticket mandatory training – organizations including Alive at 25, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, Defensive Driver Course (*.pdf warning), and others.

And every last one of those […]