Sunday, May 27, 2018

(formerly Great)Britain Is So Screwed...

Exhibit A:
Tommy Robinson, a British activist and journalist, has been arrested outside a Leeds courtroom for livestreaming information about a Muslim gang on trial for raping and grooming hundreds of victims, some as young as eleven. Robinson was taken immediately to prison.

Exhibit B:
The judge in Tommy Robinson's case, Denise Marson, pulled a neat trick today.
She threw him in jail for 13 months, and banned anyone in the UK from talking about it.

Reason has a good piece on 'assault weapons',

and all the bullshit and lies the anti-rights people push on the subject.  A few bits:
Although "assault weapons" fire no faster than any other semi-automatic, such as a Glock 19 pistol or a Ruger 10/22 hunting rifle, politicians routinely conflate them with machine guns, which have not been legally produced for civilians in the United States since 1986. Prohibitionists like Feinstein argue that "assault weapons" are good for nothing but mass shootings and gang warfare, despite the fact that only a tiny percentage of these guns are ever used to commit crimes. They say these firearms are "weapons of choice" for mass shooters, who are in fact much more likely to use handguns, and claim they are uniquely deadly, even though the category is defined based on features that make little or no difference in the hands of a murderer.
...
Many supporters of "assault weapon" bans seem confused about what they entail. In a widely mocked 2007 interview on MSNBC, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D–N.Y.), who had introduced a bill that would have banned semi-automatic rifles with barrel shrouds, confessed, "I actually don't know what a barrel shroud is. I'm assuming it's a shoulder thing that goes up." Politicians such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton often say "machine guns" or "automatic weapons" when they are talking about semi-automatic rifles. According to a Reason-Rupe survey conducted around the time that Feinstein introduced her 2013 bill, about two-thirds of Americans mistakenly thought "assault weapons" fire faster than other guns, hold more rounds, or use higher-caliber ammunition. The respondents who harbored these misconceptions were especially likely to say such guns should be banned.
Ah, the McCarthy "I don't know what it is, but it should be banned!" interview, the gift that keeps on giving.  It's rare to have a politician demonstrate so well that they're ignorant fools and/or liars. 


Along that line, apparently Bloomberg came out of hiding and gave a speech that ought to be referenced every time Everytown and Watts mouth off.
Clayton Cramer has some video of Bloomberg Bloomberging. Smartest strategic move Everytown has made is pushing him into the background and using him as a wallet rather than a face. What we need to do, conversely, is make sure everyone knows Everytown is Mike Bloomberg. I won’t mention them without his name if I can help it.


A couple came into the range the other day for the lady's first try at shooting.  Not the most successful, and the sound really bothered her.  Which brought to mind one of the probable reasons the anti-rights clowns hate the idea of suppressors being commonly available: they'd take away much of the scary noise and make it easier for many to give guns a serious try.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The new data is in,

so get to it


































"Hey, let's pay Amazon to put a bug in our house

that we don't know what will do!"  No, thank you.


The father of four says a team busted through the front door, threw flash bangs, knocked pictures off walls, damaged the ceiling and burned holes through clothes and carpet.
At the wrong damned house.  Again.
Sheriff's office spokesman James Bradford wouldn't say if the Renck family would be compensated for the damage.
"Hey, we trash your house, not our problem to fix the damage."


Along that line, Comey is screaming about the damage to the EffingBI caused by Congress investigation the crap he was in charge of; let's have a blast from the past:
In fact, years-long violations of the rules about the FBI’s use of secret spies have led to massive investigations across every branch of government, including a multi-volume, 3,528-page congressional investigative report in 2003, a scathing 314-page report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general in 2005, and even a scathing 228-page, $102 million ruling against the government in 2007 after a federal judge ruled that the FBI deliberately withheld evidence, leading to the wrongful convictions of four men, in order to protect a mob informant. (Three of the men were originally sentenced to death; two died in prison awaiting justice for a crime they didn’t commit.)

The 2007 ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Gertner, which the federal government chose not to appeal, reads more like a John Grisham novel than it does a legal dictum. In her introduction, Gertner made clear that the horrific miscarriage of justice perpetrated under the guise of the FBI’s confidential spy program wasn’t the result of innocent missteps by a few bad apples, but was instead a coordinated conspiracy involving the rogue agents, their supervisors, and even the FBI director himself.
But we're not supposed to question their activities now, and if we do we hate America and apple pie and all.  Right.  Speaking of:


"You will damage national security if you find out how much money we're wasting!"
But we can trust them.  About everything.  Right.



Friday, May 25, 2018

It's been a wet Friday,

so stay in and continue your studies





























In the interest of annoying all the right people,

here's an assembled upper for sixty-four bucks.

A .308 barrel.

Lot of other stuff on sale out there

Of course this is unpossible,

the left says so.*
ALERT: The only confirmed fatality is the suspect. He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen. Three citizens were injured, two of whom were shot. A large number of witnesses are detained. There is no indication of terrorismat this point.
As someone has said, "Carry.  It's a lot lighter than regret."



*Of course, they lie.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Columbiana, Ohio needs to clean house

Badly.


Forget it, Jake, it's Broward County.

QED: For her excellence at ignoring every possible warning to protect the school’s budget, the bureaucracy is going to reward her.

For the bureaucracy, a school shooting is the best thing that could happen.  Nobody got fired, nobody is going to jail, everybody is keeping their pensions, and the school gets more money for security and can hire more six figure bureaucrats to manage school security.

No, I’m not being cynical or sarcastic.  This is 100% accurate.

That is fucking horrifying.



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We now turn from bitching about news, politicians and socialists

to one of the things I started this blog for: shootyness.

Once I figured out how to pour in the Lee 405-grain hollowbase mold and got good bullets*, I've been impressed with how they shoot.  Both with black and smokeless powder.   The basic 26.0 of Accurate 5744 shoots quite nicely at 100, I do my part I get groups around an inch.  Today tried it with 70.0 grains of 2f black:
I started with five rounds, and the first one was way high, at which time I realized the elevation on the sight was way off.  Dammit.  So adjusted and shot this, which is four rounds.  Which is impressive as hell to me.

And one other gun: remember that Cadet?  While back while messing with loads for it, I tried dropping a .32 semi-wadcutter intended for pistols in the muzzle, and thought "Hmmm, that seems like it might fit decently", so loaded five. 

The results were terrible; he showed me the target, at thirty yards two had keyholed and the other three were spread out badly.  Then, a short time later, I had an idea: those bullets had been cast of the mongrel alloy I use for general shooting, so might it work better if cast of a softer alloy?  Say, the 15-1 I use for .45-70?  So borrowed the mold and next time I was casting I made some of these.  And they did this at 50 yards:
MUCH better.  I'm going to have to make some more of these for future testing.

And now I need to move some stuff so I don't trip on it later, and get some sleep.


*For me it was running the lead hotter than usual, and (using a Lee bottom-pour melter) letting the stream fall further from the spout to the mold.

How soviet are they?

This Soviet:
The threshold for punishment by the public university, whose president once said students who voted for Donald Trump were motivated by hatred, is so low that “if you say something that might offend someone else, you could get disciplined or thrown out,” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Jacques.

According to Jacques, such top-down micromanagement of students’ interactions with each other is “creating a climate of suspicion on campus by encouraging students to spy on one another. They never know who they can trust.”

About wonderful Sweden,

In one telling anecdote, Snegirov described a type of conduct I've witnessed repeatedly in Norway: he's on a train from Hamar to Oslo on which all the seats are taken; although a number of able-bodied males (including young men in military uniforms) are seated, none of them stands up to offer his seat to any of the several elderly women (some of them weighed down by massive backpacks) who are forced to stand. But then a Pakistani man boards the train, and a red-bearded Norwegian immediately “jumps up ... and invites the Muslim to sit down.” The Pakistani says no, but Redbeard insists. After the Pakistani sits, Redbeard stands with his back to the door, his facial expression making it clear that he feels he has “done a good deed.”

Snegirev also visited Grønland, a Muslim-heavy part of Oslo, where he met Yevgeny Dyakonov, a local from Uzbekistan. Describing Grønland as more dangerous than even the worst parts of Moscow (I wouldn't know, having been in Grønland many times but never in Moscow), Dyakohov talked about the several times he'd been mugged by his own Muslim neighbors and explained that it's no use to go to the police, who give you the brush-off. (Verdict, based on my own experience: true.) Dyakonov mentioned a fellow resident of his apartment building, an actual Somali pirate who lives on welfare and child benefits and whose rent is paid by the government. When Dyakonov asked why he doesn't work, the man said: “I'm a born pirate! I never worked and I will not work!”
And if you speak too openly about it, you run a serious risk of winding up in jail.  Because BadThought has been criminalized.  And because PC At Any Cost.


That country, and Sweden, seem to be the furthest down the track to screwed.  And their 'elites', their leadership, seems to think that that's good.

Says it well

If this was orchestrated without the express knowledge of Mr. Obama, then it reveals just how blatantly he instructed by example the weaponizing of the entire federal government to carry out his low, dishonest and unjust ideology. By any means necessary, one might say. Only instead of being driving by visions of justice, these people were driven by visions of undying power.

If this conspiracy was carried out at the express direction of Mr. Obama or other high officials in his administration, then they belong in jail. From unmasking of political opponents, to leaking their names to the press, to killing legitimate investigations, to launching politically motivated witch hunts, a racket of this scale could not have been carried out without some major juice and cover at the top levels of the Department of Justice, FBI and the White House.

The rogue henchmen carrying out the dirty work, as always, presented as perfect, decent and most honest little Boy Scouts like former FBI Director James B. Comey.

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Don't worry, this will never be abused or misused, we have standards!"

Yeah.  Right.
After confirming Hall’s identity, the deputies announced they had a deposition and were there to take his guns. The news left Hall dumbfounded, but he obeyed the orders of the officers and retrieved his two handguns.
...
... Hall, who had no history of mental illness, handed over four long guns, but when he questioned why, specifically, they were taking his firearms, they couldn’t provide him with an answer. In fact, according to Hall, the officers, who apologized throughout the process, admitted that they had never confiscated anyone’s guns before and had no clue why they were there other than the “mentally defective” stamp on the deposition.
...
As it turned out, the hospital where Hall had undergone a sleep apnea test four years ago had a patient who shared the same name as Hall and also had a similar social security number. That patient was previously treated for a mental health issue, and Hall and Panzone believe that’s where the mix-up occurred.
Well, isn't that just freaking wonderful?  And the crowning- and expected- crap:
However, some six months later, although Hall now has his guns, no one in the medical community has taken responsibility for the mistake, nor has Hall received an apology from anyone, save the deputies as they confiscated his guns by order of the deposition. In fact, Caitlin McCann, a spokeswoman for the Mohawk Valley Health System, said they have no knowledge of any such misidentification.
Despite having all this in front of them.  "We know NOTHING."

“I’m surprised it sailed through the way it did with a man who has a spotless record,” Panzone said. “To me, presumption of innocence is the foundation of our system, and this provision doesn’t allow for that.”
Make you a bet: quite possible that some of the asshats involved in this think "Who cares if it's the right guy or a real reason, I don't like guns."  So screwing someone who's innocent of wrongdoing doesn't bother them so long as 'icky guns taken away.'

'Mass tragedy' 'Horrific incident' It's like they don't want to admit

that all their laws didn't prevent a mass murder.  Would really mess with the Preferred Narrative, don't you know.

Next will be the usual asshats demanding everyone who didn't do anything be punished for it.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Probably because the EffingBI was too busy chasing 'right-wing terrorists',

or just horrified at the thought: "He expects us to actually go after a terrorist supporter who's a minority and a tenured academic?  That'd cause us problems!"
So the question is not, “Why did it take so long for Kent State to fire Pino?” He was just advancing their morally bankrupt vision of tolerance and diversity. The larger question is, “Why did it take the FBI so long to catch Pino?”


Saturday, May 19, 2018