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i despise gun "buy-backs"

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 […]

ingsoc would be proud

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.

Exhibit 1:

Exhibit 2:

District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § 7-2506.01, section […]

totalitarians hated the printing press too

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 […]

the slippery slope of gun control

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 […]

thoughts?

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 […]

what is that humming noise?

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 […]

why buy anything else?

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 […]

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, […]

the best they have to offer

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 […]

cz-75 magazines in a baby eagle / jericho 941 – a review

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 […]

“gun control” demotivator, the second

“gun control” demotivator

Really, I have no particular use for a 30-round magazine for my Baby Eagle (no carbines take its magazines, I would not carry such a magazine (where would I put it?), and the damned thing weighs a ton when fully loaded regardless) but some halfwitted petty totalitarians decided that us “average” Americans should not be allowed to purchase/own such a device, so I adopted the attitude that founded this country and proceeded to make […]

well that was annoying

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, […]

just another data point

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 […]

moving to free america

Well, while WizardPC is moving out, it would appear as though Dragon Leatherworks is moving in… or, at least, moving nearby:

The family and I (wife and kids) are moving out of New York State. Its too expensive here…taxes are onerous, and the only places where the cost of a home approaches something that could be construed as reasonably affordable are so far from the population centers that pay on the highest scales, that […]

manufacturing "terrorists"

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 […]

a case-in-point for "high"-capacity magazines

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:

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the failure of gun control, again

By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the horrific murder of 12 children at a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and given how much I am typically behind the curve on current events, it should come as no surprise to anyone that others have beaten me to what I was going to say on it. However, I did want to stress two quick points.

The shooter used a revolver. He did not use […]