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 [...]
If you can:
Katelyn Francis is all of 13 years old, and I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in admitting that she shot that stage far better than I could ever hope to at the moment.
Of course, that short video also neatly undermines a massive number of arguments put forward by your average anti-rights cultist – "assault weapons have no sporting purpose", "assault rifles have no sporting purpose", "children cannot be [...]
This year, on account of some mathematical fumbles on my part, we unintentionally gave the federal government one hell of an interest free loan. Coincidentally, there is no penalty to you or the government if you overpay your taxes, but if you underpay your taxes enough, you can bet your ass there will be financial repercussions involved.
That disparity rather says everything about our current taxation / representation situation, does it not?
The Saiga 12 – you either love it or hate it, but it is hard to argue that there is not a market for them, and it is likewise hard to argue that they are not "sporting arms" given that they are one of the go-to platforms for 3-Gun, IPSC, and other shooting sports competitors (but that does not stop the BATFE from trying). Just like any other popular firearm platform, there is almost no [...]
This is an assault rifle:
This is an “assault weapon”:
Can you spot what makes one an “assault rifle” and one an “assault weapon”? I will give you a few hints: it is not the stock, the pistol grip, the sights, the barrel length, or the fact that the top one has a flat-top upper receiver.
Nope, the answer is quite simple: assault rifles are capable of fully-automatic fire, while [...]
$2400 for the shotgun.
$200 for a spare magazine.
~$40 to fill the both of them with self-defense ammo.
For about the same price, you can have a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun tricked out to your specifications that is two inches shorter with the stock extended and about 12 inches shorter when folded up, does not require any manipulations from you to mag-dump, and can take magazines with four more [...]
But you knew that already.
Apparently Mr. Fat-Ass Lard-Ball himself had a "conversation"* with Piers Morgan over the non-existent merits of "gun control" here in the United States, and while I am going to try very, very hard to ignore the rest of his idiocy, this particular comment stood out in stark relief from the rest of his bigoted screed:
And I wish that we would just live in this century.
At 1138 today, 1 With a Bullet made the correct guess of "Short Barrel Saiga", and, in fairness, lucusloc was this close on the very first picture, but he went a slightly different direction with his guess.
Anywise, here is the new toy:
Not my best work, but this week has been crazy busy at work, so I have not had a chance to take any more pictures… you can [...]
Last month, I wrote a post about how Better Half and I gave up on Top Shot, but continue to watch Sons of Guns for a variety of reasons mostly centering around drama, entertainment value, and genuineness.
This month, I have to admit they are starting to lose me, but not for the reasons you think.
In one episode, Will and his crew take a Mk19 40mm grenade launcher, slap a suppressor on [...]
Why, it seems like just a few days ago when I observed that registration of firearms invariably leads to their confiscation…
Oh wait. It was only a few days ago.
At any rate, turns out I was right:
Several gun owners are refusing to surrender a semi-automatic rifle that was imported from China and bought legally before the RCMP retroactively declared it a prohibited weapon.
Firearms that have been allowed into [...]