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 [...]
The rule of law is dead in the District of Columbia.
Of course, this is nothing new, given that the federal government calls that not-quite-state home, but this time around I am referring to the laws specifically governing that postage stamp of a municipality.
District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § 7-2506.01, section [...]
I was going to include this with my previous post regarding New York’s obscene new laws and Connecticut’s desired idiocy, but I figured it deserved a post of its own:
That, fellow defenders of liberty, is a magazine fabricated on (I think) a stereolithography (SLA) printer out of (I think) an epoxy-based resin; the specifics are not entirely clear, but, frankly, I would rather the folks at DefDist spend their time ironing out [...]
I would like to take a moment today to extend my sincere thanks to the legislatures of both New York State and Connecticut for proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "gun control" is, in truth and fact, a slippery slope.
Anti-rights cultists come absolutely unhinged every time you mention the possibility of "gun control" itself being a slippery slope, and tend to immediately decry such mutterings as prima facie logical fallacies; it [...]
Spent all day at a gun show. Do not have much content to show for it (might have something in the near future), but I did finally break even on my Russian Origami t-shirts… so, what do you all think of this:
This coloration (a good suggestion from MAJ Mike) is only available in not-made-in-the-USA t-shirts, but it does not seem as though that particular feature was as big a selling point as [...]
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 [...]
A little while ago, I posted a new rule for purchasing normal capacity magazines that – I thought – quietly slid beneath the fold with hardly a ripple to mark its passing. Some people, however, take me more seriously than I originally believed.
I received this tweet from Ron Larimer, the proprietor of When the Balloon Goes Up!:
@linoge_wotc based on your new rule I thought you might enjoy seeing part of the [...]
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 [...]
For those of you not in the know (and I am certainly not going to blame you if you fall in that category), up until 2008, Magnum Research (home of the inimitable Desert Eagle handgun) imported a firearm and sold it under the name "Baby Eagle"*; obviously Magnum Research was attempting to piggy-back the… notoriety… of their larger-barreled products in choosing that name, but regardless, the firearm is generally known as a "Jericho 941" outside [...]
There is no such thing as a “bad day at the range”, but some are less optimal than others. My new normal-capacity magazines for my Baby Eagle (review to be forthcoming when I get around to it) worked exactly as advertised/intended, but the Tactical Solutions SBX upper I purchased for Buy a Gun Day was a complete and total fail.
When the magazine was inserted, the bolt would not go all the way home, [...]
I would like to thank Alan, Breda, JayG, and Weer’d for having me on the Squirrel Report last night – if you missed the actual show, you can download it here. Aside from briefly perpetrating a few myths about the Kitty Genovese murder (which was bad, but not as bad as the sensationalist New York Times would have had you believe at the time), and generally not speaking up nearly as much as I probably [...]
Back when the bullying thugs of the “National Gun Victims Action Council” were trying to organize their failed attempt at getting people to boycott Starbucks, one of the favorite rallying cries of the anti-rights cultists was, “Why would you ever need a gun in a coffee shop!?”
Well, I do not know about you, but I would consider a violent mob of 25 anarchists wielding metal pipes to be a sufficient reason to be [...]
As I have been obliquely mentioning over the past few weeks, I have been slowly getting into the modern sport / recreation / activity that is commonly known as "airsoft". For the uninitiated, think "paintball without the paint", and for the really uninitiated, think "war games with pellet rifles". So after two all-afternoon matches / games / whatever-you-want-to-call them, what do I think? Well, I have already procured my own rifle (a used KWA SR12), [...]
On the one hand, the Center for Disease Control would really like you to be ready to handle your family’s continued health and wellbeing during natural disasters or regional/national emergencies, to the point of even fully embracing the zombie meme. This makes all kinds of sense, simply because the federal, state, and local government cannot take care of every single person in a disaster zone – transportation is a bear, getting the materials to the [...]
Alternative title – "it is all fun and games until someone’s head gets bashed in".
Revolvers are classy as all get-out, and I love the hell out of carrying my 686 SSR (especially in its new leather, which I need to photograph and review here sometime soon), but the sad truth is that six in the cylinder and six more in a speedloader would do me scant little good against something like this:
In this post, I will endeavor to go where… well… everyone has gone before; however, it does seem to be necessary, and it will make a nice addition to my collection.
In terms of firearms, this is a clip:
Specifically, it is a stripper clip, also known as a “charger”. Note how the majority of the individual rounds is not covered, but only the rim of the cartridge is contained. Note the [...]