Saturday, April 13, 2013

Yep, it's in Californicated

Pass a ammunition ban.
Tell everyone it bans ALL hollowpoint ammo.
Get challenged with a lawsuit, and admit the only ammo it actually bans is stuff that hasn't been made in twenty frikkin' years...

If you don't believe in evil,

look up some of the information on the Gosnell.  Just consider his picture to be a face of evil.
Because it is.

I'm not going to go over all of it, if you're interested it's easy enough to find(especially since some of our professional journalists have been shamed into actually covering it); I'd suggest having a bucket handy, as some of it will make you sick.

Also sickening is the excuse-making from said sorry excuses for reporters; some of whom are at least honest enough to confess:
But I understand why my readers suspect me, and other pro-choice mainstream journalists, of being selective—of not wanting to cover the story because it showcased the ugliest possibilities of abortion rights. The truth is that most of us tend to be less interested in sick-making stories—if the sick-making was done by "our side." 
Nothing we didn't know, we've seen the same kind of selective 'reporting' on anything liberals/progressives don't like; nice to have one of them say it outright, though.

I've gone through the abortion argument before.  My general statement has been
If you want to get an abortion, get one.  BUT
Don't tell me I have to help pay for it.
Don't try to force me to say "It's no big deal."
And the way that it's come to be seen by so many as just another method of birth control makes my skin crawl.

Still think that.  I'm also thinking "How the hell can you keep referring to it as a 'cluster of cells' when you're talking about inducing delivery and then killing what comes out?"  That strikes me as 'Say anything it takes to defend it.  No matter what.'

Speaking of- well, it doesn't make my skin crawl, it pisses me off, Obama & Co. taking blood-dancing to a new level.  Sean has a response:
It doesn’t matter how smart, articulate, warm, and bereaved you are when you are asking to demolish my civil rights. At a certain point it’s time to stand up to you directly, and forcefully, to back off.
Get away from my rights. I don’t care how bad it hurts that your child got murdered. I didn’t do it, so leave me alone. Your children were murdered by a crazy person who broke so many laws that it looked like he was going for a high score in the Lawbreaking Olympics. I know that you are in pain, but you can’t take your rage at the killer and use it to attack me.
I’m going to be called “uncivil.” That’s how the Left deals with everyone who doesn’t submit to their emotional blackmail. Well fuck them. I’m going to stick to the truth. And the truth is that I have a right to defend myself. I have a right to keep and bear arms to defend myself. And that right to keep and bear arms includes the right to own an AR15 rifle. And if you come to take away my rights, I will fight. And I won’t be alone.

It would be better for all concerned if you would go home, grieve for your murdered children, and leave the rest of us alone.

Nothing suspicious

here, is there?
Remington CEOs have decided to stay in New York, however, following a meeting with Sens. James Seward, Hugh Farley and Joseph Griffo, as well as Assemblymen Marc Butler, Claudia Tenney, and Anthony Brindisi. Shortly after the meeting, Congressman Richard Hanna announced that the Pentagon would award Remington an $80 million contract to make 5,000 sniper rifles over the next decade for the US Special Operations Command.
My first two thoughts:
Well, we know what Remington's price is, and
No Remington anything in my future.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Y'know that piece of Toomey-Manchin crap they voted on?

The one THEY HADN'T EVEN SEEN?  Sebastian finally got the whole text, and between him and commenters found a lot of the potholes in the thing just waiting to turn into sinkholes.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mr. President(bad language ahead):

Fuck you, you miserable little thieving politician.

It is not your damned business to force people into a government-run retirement account; it is even less you damned business to decide for someone else what a 'reasonable level of retirement savings' is for anyone else, let alone EVERYONE else.

Who the HELL do you think you are, effing Stalin?  This crap is none of your business and I defy you to show me where in the Constitution- you know, that document you swore to uphold?- it says the .gov has any damned business being involved in this.

Get your damned hand out of my pocket- ALL our pockets- and your nose out of our lives.  You really want to give the economy a kick?  Resign.

And take Biden with you.

Sincerely, etc.

And even more wonders from New Effing York

“Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said that late today he received a call from the New York State Police informing him that they had provided information on the wrong person when they notified his office of someone whose permit should be suspended because of the new mental health provisions in New York’s SAFE Act,” the release begins. 

“When the State Police called to tell us they made a mistake and had the wrong person … it become clear that the state did not do their job here and now we all look foolish,” the release went on to say in a quote from Clerk Jacobs.
Nooo... incompetent, intrusive, disgusting, yes.
And there's still the question of "Just how did these supposedly confidential medical records make their way to the StaasiState Police, anyway?"

No, I do NOT want the nice kitty

coming to visit.

Which probably gives Obama & Co. fond thoughts(also from Tam):
What do they have to gain?  Hell, I don't know, their people would be better off festooning lampposts with their bodies and surrendering.  The trouble with that theory is that the north Korean people have been so isolated for so long; Kim Il Sung (and Kim Jong Il and Kim Jang Un) is their religion and their reason for being.

Yeah, this sounds good to me; from Insty:
 A reader emails: “Your post about Missouri secretly sharing CCW info highlights a core problem with restrictions on what government can and can’t do. As the background check proposals in Congress would at least theoretically make it possible to create gun registration, we don’t simply need a law prohibiting doing so; Republicans should propose an amendment that makes creation or assistance in the creation of such a registry a felony under federal law, with mandatory prison time and loss of sovereign immunity. If all the Democrats want is background checks, surely they wouldn’t object.” 

Yes, there should be criminal liability, and also civil liability, with each affected person entitled to recover minimum damages of, say, $10,000 plus attorney’s fees and with sovereign immunity waived.
Damn straight.

That there might be downsides to a DoD more worried about being PC than about warfighting, well, why the hell would that be a surprise to anyone?

Sixteen Republicans voted in favor of the motion, while two Democrats — both from states President Obama lost in the 2012 election, voted against it. The two Democrats were Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska) and Mark Pryor (Ark.), both of whom face reelection next year.

The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). 

Ok, Coburn, we're holding you to your words:
 I will not vote for any bill that limits the gun rights of law abiding citizens. While I support a debate in the Senate on gun related issues—including reaffirming these rights and forcing gun-control advocates to have their votes on record and be held accountable for their votes—I will not only support, but lead a filibuster to prevent the passage of any bill that limits the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
So let's see you do it.

How bad is the Manchin-Toomey piece of shit?
Toomey and Manchin will claim that their bill only covers “gun show sales” and Internet sales. But if you’ve ever talked about your gun and /or let it be known you’d like to sell or buy a gun on the Internet, this language covers you. If you advertise your gun in the church bulletin and the bulletin is put on the Internet, you’re covered.

The only exemption is for sales that are sold exclusively by word of mouth. The increased number of background checks would likely exacerbate the system breakdowns (inherent to NICS) which have shut down gun shows over and over again. It would mean that Americans who were illegally denied firearms because their names were similar to other people's would effectively be barred from owning a gun. (We would never tolerate such delays for voting rights or other freedoms that we are guaranteed.)

And for those Republicans who think they’re going to be able to offer their useless amendments, guess what? Reid is reportedly going to use a procedure to block out all amendments (called an “amendment tree”). And there are plenty of Senators standing in line to make sure that the Senate doesn’t give “unanimous consent” to let those Republicans offer their amendments.

So if you live in a rural area, you’re effectively barred from selling or buying a gun - or it at least becomes very, very difficult.

Incidentally, the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer “national registry” language is full of holes. There will be a national gun registry as a result of this sell-out.

But that’s not the worst part. Under an amendment in the bill to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), you could have your guns taken away because your private shrink thinks you’re “dangerous” and could send your name directly to the FBI Instant Check system.

Did you think it was terrible that 150,000 military veterans had been added into the NICS system because they’d seen a VA shrink about their PTSD? Well guess what? Now it’s going to happen to the rest of the population ... by the millions!

And the next step, of course, will be to begin to sue psychiatrists that don’t send every single patient’s name to the Instant Check system, and to make sure that their lives are ruined if they don’t send a patient to NICS and anything goes wrong.

The bottom line: “See a shrink; lose your guns.”

All of this will reportedly be on an amendment tree with the Feinstein gun ban and magazine bans.

And we're supposed to see this as a 'reasonable compromise'...

And just a little more on "Manchin is an asshole."
A fine pair of backstabbing, miserable little bastards, aren't they?

First that dirtbag senator in Colorado, now the New Republic says

'Stop listening to voters, unless they say things we like.'
They don't really like this 'republic' thing, do they?

A suggestion to reform the law on suppressors creates massive PSH.
Note that they make it plain they WANT kids to be scared of guns in every way possible; which ought to count as child abuse.  Bastards.

If you live in Missouri and either CCW or care about the law, you've been screwed:
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday.
And add this fun fact in:
“Apparently from what I understand, they wanted to match up anyone who had a mental diagnosis or disability with also having a concealed carry license,” Schaefer said. “What I am told is there is no written request for that information.”
So: Missouri HP violated state law, AND were trying to dig through what's SUPPOSED to be confidential medical records, just like in New Effing York; AND, in what can only be 'Let's not leave evidence behind' thinking, went after the medical records without putting anything in writing...
If you live there, or know someone there, you really need to pass this around and start yelling at your state reps.  This is such utter bullshit people need to be both fired and prosecuted, and not a damn thing will happen if you don't make enough noise and trouble.

One more reason we need a whipping post in the DC town square for arrogant dirtbag bureaucrats:
A 2009 "Search Warrant Handbook" from the IRS Criminal Tax Division's Office of Chief Counsel baldly asserts that "the Fourth Amendment does not protect communications held in electronic storage, such as email messages stored on a server, because internet users do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications." Again in 2010, a presentation by the IRS Office of Chief Counsel asserts that the "4th Amendment Does Not Protect Emails Stored on Server" and there is "No Privacy Expectation" in those emails.'"

The Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a
huge amount of firearms and ammunition. The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen.  “There were no guards during the break-in,” the ministry said on April 7
So, do they go directly to the 'resistance' in Syria, or get traded for AKs to muddy the trail?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Great, one more way for a thunderstorm to screw with you

Dark lightning.

Glad it's not directional.  That we know of.

I would say CMP is, ah, rather busy right now...

CMP sales update just received:

CMP TELEPHONE DISRUPTION. As most of our customers know, there is currently a surge in the country for the purchase of rifles, parts, ammunition and anything related to firearms. Several businesses have stopped taking calls altogether and the FBI NICS operation has indefinitely discontinued taking customer service calls for status of NICS background checks. CMP is also experiencing an extraordinarily large daily volume of calls that occasionally result in temporary meltdown of our phone and voice mail systems. Callers report that they stay on the lines for hours and move up in the queue only to be disconnected or directed to leave a message. We apologize for the inconvenience and highly recommend that callers not remain on hold for more than 10 minutes. Please hang up and try again later or contact us via email at This situation is temporary and will resolve itself in time. 

CONNECTICUT.   Effective immediately, all customers purchasing any CMP rifle to be delivered in CT must have the rifle shipped to a CT licensed FFL dealer to be in compliance with new CT legal requirements. Copy of dealer's license and shipping information must be provided with rifle orders. Ammunition orders may still be shipped directly to the customer until 30 Sep, 2013.  CMP will not ship ammunition directly to individual homes after that date. We assume that additional guidance will be provided by CT prior to that date. CT customers who have already mailed their rifle orders to CMP should provide with dealer information or revised shipping instructions or order cancellation instructions. Information can also be faxed to 256-835-3527 or mailed to CMP Customer Service, (Attn: CT Order), 1401 Commerce Blvd., Anniston, AL 36207.

COLLECTOR AND CORRECT GRADE M1 GARANDS. Because of the high demand and the scarcity of the M1 Correct and Collector Grades, these grades will only be available for sale through the CMP auction site

CMP STORE INVENTORIES LOW. The CMP currently has over 17,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection / repair / grading before being offered for sale. At times the customer demand exceeds the amount  that our staff can make ready for sale. This is the case now with the field and service grade M1 Garand rifles. As the CMP armory produces the rifles, they are used to fill existing mail orders, some from as far back as the beginning of January. Until we catch up on mail orders, there may not be any field or service grade rifles in the stores at Anniston or Camp Perry. For now, we only have the HRA M1 Service Grade Special ($950), M1 CMP Special ($995), M1C, M1D, M1NM, and Kimber model .82 (.22LR) regularly in stock at both stores. Other options may or may not be available in the stores on any given day. We expect the store racks to remain relatively empty until late June. Lately we have had several customers at both stores very disappointed after driving many hours, only to find empty racks.

AMMO SHORTAGE.  The CMP is sold out of Aguila caliber .22LR rimfire and Aguila .30 carbine ammunition. The manufacturer, Aguila, has advised that the earliest we can expect resupply is October, 2013, at slightly higher pricing. We are still accepting orders and will fill those orders as soon as we have received new inventory. At the rate that orders are being received for this backordered ammunition, the entire resupply quantity may be sold before it is even received. Anyone interested in purchasing this ammo should place their order on estore now and get on the list.

CMP Eastern Games will once again be held at Camp Butner, NC, with registration beginning on 3 May, 2013. The event schedule shows that sales of rifles and ammunition will not start until 4 May. As a result of lessons learned this past weekend at the CMP Oklahoma Games, early sales of rifles and ammunition will start on 3 May, 2013 for registered event competitors ONLY.  Sales to individuals who have not registered for the shooting events will begin as scheduled on 4 May.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

That's one for 'Don't filibuster,

make the Democrats own it.'
Which reminds me of the Obamacare mess: in that case the Democrats controlled both Houses and could have passed it, but they desperately wanted some Republicans to share blame.  Here they probably can't pass it in the Senate without some R help, and damn sure can't in the House without the Rs going along.  And neither side wants to pay the price for it at the next election, except for the zealots like Schumer, and they're mostly in safe districts.

Speaking of which, got a e-mail from Sen. Coburn last night:
Thank you for taking the time to write me to express your opinion and concerns about the various gun control proposals. I am encouraged so many Oklahomans are making their voices heard. I have received an overwhelming number of letters, and in order to respond in a timely manner, I am writing a response that encompasses my entire position. If you have additional questions or concerns, please write me again. 

I want to be clear: I remain committed to defending and protecting our Constitution; namely the Second Amendment. I have long protected the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns. I am opposed to a ban on assault rifles and I oppose limiting magazines. I will not vote for any bill that limits the gun rights of law abiding citizens. While I support a debate in the Senate on gun related issues—including reaffirming these rights and forcing gun-control advocates to have their votes on record and be held accountable for their votes—I will not only support, but lead a filibuster to prevent the passage of any bill that limits the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The news reports are correct that I have been involved in discussions to write legislation improving the existing background checks to enable private citizens to check a database and ensure the person they seek to sell their gun to is legally allowed to own a firearm. I believe it is good public policy to make sure that those who are mentally-ill or a felon (both are already prohibited from owning a gun), do not have access to a weapon. However, I oppose record keeping and will not agree to legislation that expands record keeping to private sales. 

The concern I am hearing over and over is not just about people maintaining their right to own firearms—it is a concern about how to preserve liberty. When our Constitution was adopted, we had just won a war fought largely by Minute Men and localized, or unofficial, militias (Sons of Liberty, etc). The first shots fired at Concord were, in part, to preserve a local supply of firearms that the British sought to confiscate. Our founders believed very strongly that the individual right to bear arms would preserve the independence and freedom won in 1781, just as they had enabled our founders to win the revolutionary war. They feared tyranny and centralized power—which is why our Constitution was established. In addition to the checks created by balancing power between a legislature and executive—and checked by a judiciary—the Bill of Rights sought to limit the federal government and clearly stated that those powers not enumerated in the Constitution and delegated to the federal government would remain with the states and the people (the 9th and 10th Amendments). 

Yet, our federal government regularly legislates on matters that belong to the states and the people. Our freedoms are being gradually encroached and choked by ever-increasing regulations, laws, agencies, and overspending. This concerns me greatly and I fight daily to rein in the size, scope and spending of our federal government. I believe the greatest threat to our Republic is apathy as our overindulgent federal government, through indebtedness, spends the money of future generations. James Madison, the architect of our Constitution, said something similar in 1788 in a speech in Virginia when he said, “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” I am aware of this and I work to push back on all attacks to our Constitution, including those to our Second Amendment. Congress must be careful not to legislate in a way that makes criminals out of law-abiding, gun-owning citizens. 

Thank you for being involved and allowing me these last eight years to fight to protect our Constitution. I daily think about the sacrifices of past generations and I am grateful. In these last four years, as I finish out my second term, I remain committed to protecting your Second Amendment rights and working to limit our federal government and reduce federal spending. 
Tom A. Coburn, M.D. 
United States Senator
So yes, he's in favor of UBC; he's against any type of record-keeping.  Right now I can't decide if he believes agencies like the EffingBI and BATF won't illegally keep records like they already do, or figures the Democrats won't go for the bill unless they can officially keep records.
And I have yet to figure how "Go to a FFL or police station and pay a fee and do paperwork and THEN you can buy/sell a gun" does not count as 'limits the Second Amendment rights'.  And it damn sure doesn't pass the Jews in the attic test.  As to these clowns obeying the law,
Sylvia Burwell, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), told Congress that she’s “uncomfortable” with the idea of promising to publish the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda by the legally-deadline.
“Because I don’t know the facts behind what happened, that’s why I’m uncomfortable making a commitment, because I don’t know the facts behind the issue,” Burwell told Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, today during a Senate hearing.
This is real damn simple: the law says "Publish the agenda by the deadline."  But they don't, and the nominee is 'uncomfortable' with doing so.  So tell me again why we should trust these bastards on ANYTHING?

One idea of why Obama keeps pushing this:
So why is President Obama making gun control his number one issue, when it has zero chance of becoming law, and the political impact is negative for some of his own senators? I can think of only two reasons. First, he wants to whip the Democrats’ base into a frenzy in hopes of capturing the House next year, and the base hates guns. I think this motivation accounts for much of what Obama does, but does it really make sense to endanger Democratic control over the Senate, in hopes of a long-shot victory in the House? One wouldn’t think so. Second, Obama may view the gun issue purely as a distraction: anything is better than talking about the economy. Or Obamacare. Or Benghazi. Or Iran. Or North Korea. Maybe he arrives at gun control through a process of elimination. It isn’t a great theory, but it’s the best I can come up with.
There is another: he really, really wants the commoners disarmed, and thinks it's worth the damage to the Evil Party to try. 

On the Hypocrites in the News front,
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, keep pushing for stricter gun laws as they continue to own weapons for recreational purposes, including the same type of gun used in the January 2011 shooting rampage that left Giffords wounded.

However, the couple's 9 mm Glock holds fewer bullets than the one used the Tucson shooting spree. Limiting the size of ammunition magazines is one of the goals of a new political action committee formed by Giffords and Kelly.
Except they don't just want to ban those extended magazines, oh no, they want to ban the standard magazines just like the ones they own.
Some enterprising journalist needs to ask them if they've gotten rid of all the evil standard-capacity magazines they own and replaced them with non-evil ten-rounders.

PTR Industries is leaving CT.

And this is just... bleargh:
Campus police officers responded without firearms to multiple reports of a lone gunman at the University of Rhode Island (URI), on Thursday, due to a state policy that prohibits deputized campus police officers from carrying firearms on public campuses.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

It is Oklahoma in early April

Which means the forecast went from the last two days of "SEVERE weather, BIG hail, WE MAY ALL DIE!!" to this:
  • Tonight Rain showers before midnight, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 31. Windy, with a north northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Freezing rain likely before 1pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. North northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. 
So I just spent a while covering up everything in the garden, sacrificing half-a-dozen of the jugs I was saving for bullet testing to cover the tomatoes.  Also pulling grass out of the compost heap to cover some other stuff.

Bleeping weather.

The roads should be warm enough that they shouldn't get bad; otherwise this is bleeping strange.  At least it waited till after Med-Fair.

"Your medical records are confidential. Except

when we decide they aren't."
James Tresmond Esq confirmed in our conversation that the above mentioned case is occurring in Erie County NY, it is his client that has been effected, and as yet unknown sources have seen fit to take it upon themselves to share confidential medical records with NY State Officials without authorization, a massive HIPPA violation.
It seems these supposedly confidential records are then compared against a list of known NY pistol license holders and letters are sent out demanding their Pistol Owner ID Cards be surrendered, as well as any firearms and accessories.
This is an unprecedented violation of a Citizens 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendment RIGHTS, brought to fruition by power and control hungry tyrants holding elected office who swore an Oath to uphold and defend the very rights they are now actively stripping from their constituents.
So: New Effing York is doing exactly the kind of crap they denied they had ANY intention of.  But we're paranoids and nuts for worrying about it.

Of course, the BATFEIEIO is covering itself with even more glory as well:
ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.
Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the 28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.
And remember, this is on top of ...ATF guns, including a machine gun, were stolen from an agent's vehicle; agents lost a ballistic shield; the storefront was burglarized of what agents said was nearly $40,000 in merchandise; agents left behind sensitive documents after they shut down the operation; and at least three of the wrong people were charged.

Sigi had a comment the other day on .22 prices

at Tulsa that included
This is precisely the free market working correctly; price arbitrage correcting a too-low price on Friday and maintaining supply on Saturday for those willing to pay a market price.

As always - even when it's in a market that makes us personally sensitive - "price gouging" is really "keeping supply available".

I do understand that; I was just pointing out that
The only people buying at the $70/brick price were those who flat had none and needed some, and nobody was buying the $100+/brick stuff.
And they can indeed price it out the ass if they choose; and they run the risk of both not selling any, and pissing off people who might have been future customers.

Australia just decided to screw over those who actually have saved for the future; that'll go over well.  But it's supposed to be fine because it's only on people with 'too much' retirement income from said savings.
And, to answer the question near the end, No, I do NOT trust a lot of these greedy bastards not to try the same thing here.

The People's Republic of MA: "Don't have or do anything that might somehow be used to make anything your fault, and hide in the corner and wait for The Authorities if there is a problem."

Yes, Obama started his political career in the home of and with the help of a terrorist.

Study says most cops think Obama and the other gun bigots are liars and fools; you'll never hear about it from the major media.  Especially with it starting like this:
More than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals took part in the survey, which aimed to bring together the thoughts and opinions of the only professional group devoted to limiting and defeating gun violence as part of their sworn responsibility.

Totaling just shy of 30 questions, the survey allowed officers across the United States to share their perspectives on issues spanning from gun control and gun violence to gun rights.
Top Line Takeaways
Breaking down the results, it's important to note that 70 percent of respondents are field-level law enforcers — those who are face-to-face in the fight against violent crime on a daily basis — not office-bound, non-sworn administrators or perpetually-campaigning elected officials

Politician says "I'm going to block this bill until I know exactly what's in it"; Reid & Co. use whines about dead children to try to make him go away.

A less-offensive(they think) way of saying "You're not smart enough to make your own choices, you NEED government telling you what to do!" 

Margaret Thatcher died the other day.  Being human and willing to actually do something, she had her good and bad points, but because her good included having the balls to say 'Communism is bad' some of the left immediately proceeded to piss on her grave.  Which tells us who the assholes are.

The Diana DeGette Guide to Gun Safety, including

And two more celebrity dirtbags helping keep Cuba in a hole.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Let's start off with McCain proving once again

why we think he sucks.
Because progressive jerks like you want to run our lives, Mccain; that's why.

Speaking of which, Democrats pushing faked-up groups to claim "We gun-owners want more gun control laws."

So why can't DHS transfer some of what they bought to Border Patrol?
Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter.  In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only.   What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications.
The whole e-mail at the link.
And think about that line: quarterly they've received 150 rounds for practice; how many do you go through?

If the left was honest, they'd say "Screw the Koch brothers, we only want OUR money involved in politics!"
But they don't say that, do they?

That's because Obama WANTS energy to become unaffordable to most.

David Hemenway; because gun bigotry also seems to require a level of stupid that's sometimes awful to behold.

Gee, why would the BATFEIEIO want such a database, hmmmm?

Now the grass is demanding attention.  Because if I don't cut it before the next rain, I'll have a section of shortgrass prarie out there.

How was your weekend?

My end, things did work out and Dad and I went to the big Tulsa gun show.  Where else you gonna see both new-packed survival foods and a 18th-century headsmans axe?

Not to mention all the usual "I need to win the lottery" stuff.  Like some gorgeous Shiloh Sharps rifles, and some old S&W revolvers, and Mausers and MNs and- all the usual, to cut it short.

Big thing I was watching for(without much hope) was some powder and bullets.  Powder, there was some, but nowhere near previous selection.  Primers, well, a couple of dealers had them, and at normal to somewhat-elevated prices; they were mostly bought-out by people who paid for 'get in on Friday' tickets and other dealers; and the other dealers marked the damn things up.  As in CCI primers, instead of around $35/brick, were $50.

Ammo: think of bricks of .22 and bulk-packs marked anywhere from $70 to $100.  But the real prize was one dealer who had the 525-round bulk-packs of Remington Golden Bullets marked $209.95.
No, I am not kidding.
And no, they were not selling.  Guess why?

One of the big ammo dealers I asked(they had no .22 of any kind) said they'd had a fair amount Friday; guess who bought most of it and marked it up?  Same for everyone who'd had any marked at normal or near-normal prices.  Yeah, some of them managed to sell a few at those prices, but what they mostly bought was ill-will, as in "I'm gonna remember who was gouging this way, and damned if they'll ever get ANY of my money again!" as one guy loudly put it.  In somewhat less-polite language.  Free market at work: you can charge whatever you want, but ought to remember both that you might sell less AND you might piss people off for a long time to come.

Speaking of ammo: those who did have 9mm ball were charging about $35/box, .45acp marked up about the same level; not-as-in-demand stuff was much closer to or at regular prices.

Firearms mostly seemed to be at or near prices you'd expect.  And the elusive K-32 continues to elude; not only nothing of the type I want, not a single one even to be seen.

We will not return to normal bloggage.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I'm not dead yet!

Though I ache enough for doubts.

Something interesting, or at least better than nothing, later.  Maybe tomorrow later.