Do not expect much of a post from me about the shooting at the school in Newtown, CT last Friday; I, for one, do not believe in using the blood of victims as a fuel to further my political goals, unlike your average "gun control" fetishist. My thoughts and prayers are unquestionably with the families of those killed in this horrific crime, though, and if you do want something to read, you should read this. [...]
First up, since the question has arisen regarding American Apparel’s sizing versus everyone else’s, here are some pictures of my ENDO Apparel AR-15 Selector Switch shirt (printed on an XL American Apparel blank) underneath my Gunwalker shirt (printed on a Large Gildan blank):
As you can see, the American Apparel XL is wider in the chest and belly areas than the Gildan Large, but is narrower at the shoulders and has [...]
… Because now I am seriously considering acquiring a “real” AK-pattern firearm just because I can (and, no, Vera does not count; she may look the same, but damn).
So what brought about this sudden interest? Only Our Glorious President mouthing off and proving himself to be the petty “gun control” authoritarian we always knew him to be:
“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the [...]
The only (and I do mean only) good part about gut-reaming stomach bugs is that you can come home early from work. On one of the busiest days I have ever had at my current job. Before the second-busiest week. *sigh*
Anywise, on that happy note, I will leave you with this article questioning why the Brady Campaign, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and all the rest of the anti-rights organizations have been quiet [...]
Pissed off about the complete and utter Charlie Foxtrot that is Operation Fast and Furious / GunWalker / Gunrunner / etc.?
Think it is well past time for our politicians to step up, answer questions, and take responsibility for their actions, whatever they might be?
Well, this probably will not do anything to help either of those problems, but it might, and it costs you nothing (so long as you have a Twitter [...]
I like this cartoon… Y’know, it’s provocative!
(For the uninitiated, see below:
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 [...]
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I knew announcing the Soldiers’ Angels Fundraiser and Giveaway the week before Thanksgiving was kind of a bad idea, but I wanted to get it out there and get the ball rolling, and now we are going to go back, go over the details, and pimp [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
If there is one thing I have too many of, it is t-shirts, but sometimes you just cannot pass them up. For instance, there is ENDO Apparel’s new Selector Switch T-Shirt:
Sadly, my AR’s selector switch does not go that far around. I would strongly recommend checking the sizing charts before ordering one of your own, though; I generally wear a large (courtesy of broad shoulders), but an XL in American Apparel’s line [...]
No, The Big One (whatever that means in your stretch of the woods) has not unleashed its fury.
Today is pretty much the last day you can put in an order for Sean Sorrentino’s awesome Gunwalker T-Shirts, so if you do not push that "buy" button by 1600 tomorrow, you are pretty much out of luck.
I almost wish I had enough spare funds / time / entrepreneurial spirit to buy up a [...]
A few years back, Our Glorious President’s original chief of staff said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
I guess that includes crises that the administration creates itself:
For clarification, Mark Chalt is the Assistant Director for Field Operations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with “F & F” obviously being shorthand for Operation Fast and Furious.
So, basically, the BATFE created Gunwalker / [...]
I am a bit late on writing about this (Better Half was headed out of the country way-too-early this morning, so I had better things to do than blog yesterday), but it is just too good to pass up.
Over the weekend, the news leaked out that Our Glorious President was considering finally following through on those promises of enhanced "gun control" he made back during his election campaign:
The changes will include:
As my previous posts might have indicated to observant readers, I am basically using pre-written canned posts from a few weeks/days ago to make up for the lack of time I have to write while the kittens are getting settled in to our house, and our house is getting settled in to having kittens. In short, I have really been sucking at keeping up with the constantly-changing, dynamic world of gunblogger news and stories. Such [...]
… if I were them. But if I were them, I never would have partaken in an operation that resulted in thousands of untrackable firearms being smuggled across the border into Mexico with full governmental approval, and I would thus never have been an accessory-before-the-fact to countless murders in both countries, and would not have the Mexican government calling for my extradition and trial:
While the investigation continues into the U.S. operation that helped send [...]
I fully admit to being somewhat negligent in my tracking of the series of illegal and illicit gun trafficking incidents perpetrated by the BATFE (otherwise known as "Gunwalker", "Gunrunner", or "Operation Fast and Furious" (of all the idiotic names they could have chosen…)); however, other folks have not been so behind the curve: Traction Control provides a great recap, Of Arms and the Law has some more information, and, oh look, gunwalked firearms are showing [...]