Friday, November 30, 2012
In this case, Randy Dye. Way to go, Randy.
'Bow and arrow-type' attack leaves 3 dead in Casper, Wyo., including 2 on college campus, officials say. No doubt it was an "assault bow" and will be included in Diane Feinstein's next gun ban.
I've said it before and I'll repeat: these collectivist pukes are more race-obsessed than the Nazi Gauleiter of 1930's Lower Swabia. I've run into more than a few black folks in gun shops and one gun show since the election and they are there to BUY. These are not gang bangers, but middle class folks. Do you think they are motivated by the color of Obama's skin?
This time he wants to Amend the Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech
Why don't these defeatist pukes spend their time trying to figure out how to disobey, confound and resist their would-be oppressors instead of pushing the whole Borg "resistance is futile" meme?
Better yet, why not surrender their arms and ammunition to folks who WILL resist while they -- and we -- still have the time?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Prime example of a government monopoly of violence.
From Kurt Hofmann: Believe 2nd Amendment is last bastion against tyranny? CSGV wants you dead.
David Codrea comments:
What a surprise--they brook no dissent. Yeah, I'll be surrendering my guns to these hive insects real quick.I actually look at Ladd & Josh as our men in the gun ban camp, and would like to see more "gun control" supporters contribute to, that is, squander their money on CSGV -- they're such obvious barking loons and so utterly inept at making anything but childish noise, they act as a drain on limited resources that might otherwise be applied against us by a more competent threat.
David also observes They're Making a List and Checking it Twice.
Latest on the Sucker State from Kurt Hofmann: Massive new gun ban for Illinois could be voted on as early as today
Quinn's modifications were to completely gut the bill, and turn it into one of the most draconian bans of "assault weapons," "high-capacity magazines," .50 BMG caliber firearms and cartridges and "assault weapon attachments" ever seen. Banned items owned before the effective date would be subject to confiscation if the owner could not prove his/her pre-ban purchase of them, and even with such proof, would now be registered with the state.
Well, they didn't call it "The Sucker State" for nothing.
One hopes this new law has that effect. Perhaps cynicism from observing the way this administration routinely holds itself above existing laws, and the way much of the “watchdog media” routinely provided nothing but cover for it, has left this correspondent with an unrealistically jaded expectation that new ones will be similarly circumvented.
I too received many copies of this email and recognized it as warmed-over stuff from 2009. We will know what the form of the gun grabbers' proposals are when they file the bills in January. Until then, keep your powder dry.
Lyndon Johnson's Folly. A statistic I left out of my post on "The utter, complete and abject failure of the citizen disarmament lobby."
Congress adopted most of our recommendations. But this bill--as big as this bill is--still falls short, because we just could not get the Congress to carry out the requests we made of them. I asked for the national registration of all guns and the licensing of those who carry those guns. For the fact of life is that there are over 160 million guns in this country -- more firearms than families. If guns are to be kept out of the hands of the criminal, out of the hands of the insane, and out of the hands of the irresponsible, then we just must have licensing. If the criminal with a gun is to be tracked down quickly, then we must have registration in this country. -- Lyndon Johnson, remarks on the signing of the GCA 1968, 22 October 1968.
"I signed the Gun Control Act of 1968 so why aren't you peasants paying any attention to it?"
In my Sunday post "Give me that old time (gun control) religion," I highlighted this statement from the latest Congressional Research Service report on gun control legislation:
"Per capita, the civilian gun stock has roughly doubled since 1968, from one gun per every two persons to one gun per person."
The CRS report also stated:
"By . . . 2009, the estimated total number of firearms available to civilians in the United States had increased to approximately 310 million."
The official U.S. Census Bureau announced that the "2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538," so actually the number was slightly more than one firearm per person in 2009. What I neglected to give you, my readers, was the number of Americans in 1968 so that you would have a baseline to appreciate how firearms ownership has grown since the modern push for citizen disarmament began 45 years ago.
Well, here it is. In 1970, two years later, the Nineteenth United States Census determined the resident population of the United States to be 203,392,031. Thus, if we accept that the number of firearms at the time was one per every two persons that gives us something in the neighborhood of 101,000,000 in 1968.
So, by the CRS report's count, the frantic efforts of the gun banners have not only doubled the number of weapons per person, but they have more than tripled the aggregate number of firearms in the country.
The statement of Lyndon Johnson quoted above puts the number at 160 million, but this was provided him by the gun control lobby and although one guess may be as good as another (we will never know how many firearms were brought back from America's foreign wars in barracks bags and footlockers), it was criticized at the time as an overstatement. Even if we accept it as fact, that suspect statistic still reflects a doubling of the aggregate number of firearms in the country.
Personally, I think Johnson's number was inflated. Even so, give me some more of that old time gun control religion.
It's good enough for me.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
How many gun-control angels can dance on the head of a citizen disarmament pin? Helping gun banners make their argument more comprehensive.
Nursery Rhyme of ScholasticismWilliam of Occam, oh where have you been?"I've been out dancing on the head of a pin."What do you conclude, now your task is complete?"It's fine for the angels, but hard on the feet."—Sara Kreindler
Now we have Nick Leghorn buying into the off-into-the-weeds "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin" argument about cosmetic features in a new AWB. All this does is help gun banners make their argument more comprehensive, as in, "Well, if the cosmetics don't matter, then let's ban the entire class of weapon."
As Herschel Smith points out, "it is unwise to argue that the stipulations of the assault weapons ban are merely cosmetic or incidental."
Gun control at its root has always been about gun control. Feinstein is a statist, and her laws and regulations will always and forever increase the power of the state. Feinstein sees through McArdle’s argument on cosmetics, which is why her proposed ban includes semi-automatic weapons. There isn’t anything cosmetic about the aims of the gun control advocates.Arguing that their bans don’t adequately distinguish between weapons leads them to refine their ban. Arguing that there is equivalent lethality between weapons denies aspects of utility and design, and only causes them to ban weapons that have specific utility for home and self defense. And arguing that their regulations were ineffective only embarrasses them to pass even more onerous ones.The correct way to argue against Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban is to argue that there is no constitutional basis for such a ban, and any new assault weapons ban would be at least as immoral and obscene as the last one was.
Exactly, Plus you can add the argument that another infringement will cause disobedience, armed resistance and civil war. That enough?
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gun control at its root has always been about gun control. Feinstein is a statist, and her laws and regulations will always and forever increase the power of the state. Feinstein sees through McArdle’s argument on cosmetics, which is why her proposed ban includes semi-automatic weapons. There isn’t anything cosmetic about the aims of the gun control advocates.
Back in October 2009, I found a number of these handy boogers in bulk at Knob Creek for $4.00 each. At the Indy 1500 show in January 2010 they were $10.00. Now a reader sends along this sale item at Widener's and the price is $8.00 per, which is not bad these days.
A federal prosecutor’s husband who was indicted in September for leaking wiretap information to a suspect in an ATF gun smuggling investigation in New Mexico “was a longtime friend of one of the key players in the ring,” ABQ Journal reported yesterday.
The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees' future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security was $7 trillion. Nothing like that figure is used in calculating the deficit. In reality, the reported budget deficit is less than one-fifth of the more accurate figure.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The reader who forwarded these links comments: "Idiot liberal fascist progressives comments are something to behold at McClatchy!"
"The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6. But with more than 300 drone strikes and some 2,500 people killed by the Central Intelligence Agency and the military since Mr. Obama first took office, the administration is still pushing to make the rules formal and resolve internal uncertainty and disagreement about exactly when lethal action is justified."
Sunday, November 25, 2012
My recovery from the strokes has been good, but while I can walk further and better than at anytime since the strokes, I don't have a whole lot of stamina and begin to go wobbly on my pins after a while. So, with the help of a friend, I did it in a wheelchair.
The show was, for me, a complete disappointment. Matt had sent some money so I could find him some items, but they were not to be found. For myself, I was simply looking for some cheap empty ChiCom/Soviet style wooden crates to nest two M19A1 cans per in (like the one below) to finish out a previous reloading job.
In the past, I've found them readily for a couple of bucks each. Nobody had any they wanted to part with. In the process of asking around I did find a fellow who simply gave one of this type below, but although I appreciated it and will find a use for the box, the entire experience wasn't worth the $8.00 admission.
We went early this Sunday morning, and the aisles were filling up as we left, but the prices on military-pattern semi-autos were ridiculous although there seemed to be ample stocks.
Also, trying to view anything from wheelchair level was both frustrating and dangerous, with the situational awareness of others being the main concern. Hopefully, by the next show I'll be done with wheelchairs.
"Give me that old time (gun control) religion." The utter, complete and abject failure of the citizen disarmament lobby.
We will mark the forty-fifth year of the Gun Control Act of 1968 next year. Since then we have had forced upon us various other unconstitutional restrictions -- Brady, the "Assault Weapons Ban," Lautenberg, etc. -- each giving more power to (and encouraging more misadventures from) the agency created to enforce those laws -- the ATF. But what has been the practical effect of these restrictions, apart from the lives ruined and people killed in their name?
A relevant snippet from Congressional Research Service report RL32842, "Gun Control Legislation" by William J. Krouse, Specialist in Domestic Security and Crime Policy, 14 dated November 2012 (Link here):
How Many Guns Are in the United States?The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) reported in a national survey that in 1994, 44 million people, approximately 35% of households, owned 192 million firearms, 65 million of which were handguns. Seventy-four percent of those individuals were reported to own more than one firearm. According to the ATF, by the end of 1996 approximately 242 million firearms were available for sale to or were possessed by civilians in the United States. That total includes roughly 72 million handguns (mostly pistols, revolvers, and derringers), 76 million rifles, and 64 million shotguns. By 2000, the number of firearms had increased to approximately 259 million: 92 million handguns, 92 million rifles, and 75 million shotguns. By 2007, the number of firearms had increased to approximately 294 million: 106 million handguns, 105 million rifles, and 83 million shotguns.In the past, most guns available for sale were produced domestically. In recent years, 1 million to 2 million handguns were manufactured each year, along with 1 million to 1.5 million rifles and fewer than 1 million shotguns. From 2001 through 2007, however, handgun imports nearly doubled, from 711,000 to nearly 1.4 million. By 2009, nearly 2.2 million handguns were imported into the United States. From 2001 through 2007, rifle imports increased from 228,000 to 632,000, and shotgun imports increased from 428,000 to 726,000. By 2009, rifle imports had increased to 864,000, but shotguns had decreased 559,000. By the same year, 2009, the estimated total number of firearms available to civilians in the United States had increased to approximately 310 million: 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns. Per capita, the civilian gun stock has roughly doubled since 1968, from one gun per every two persons to one gun per person.(Emphasis supplied, MBV)Retail prices of guns vary widely, from $75 or less for inexpensive, low-caliber handguns to more than $1,500 for higher-end, standard-production rifles and shotguns. Data are not available on the number of “assault weapons” in private possession or available for sale, but one study estimated that 1.5 million assault weapons were privately owned in 1994. (Krouse, Pages 8 & 9.)
"Per capita, the civilian gun stock has roughly doubled since 1968, from one gun per every two persons to one gun per person."
Not only has the aggregate number of firearms increased but the number of firearms PER PERSON HAS DOUBLED! Well, all I can say is "Give me some more of that old time (gun control) religion."
Now, with Obama's re-election, we are in the middle of another buying frenzy. But do these citizen disarmament freaks learn? Why no. They are busy proposing another more onerous AWB and other restrictions, and if they can't get these through the Congress, it is believed that ATF rule making can accomplish the same results extra-legally.
In military affairs, quantity has a quality all its own.
This quote has been variously attributed to Clausewitz, Lenin and Stalin. Wherever it came from, it is certainly true. Applied to our present situation, it means that after forty-five years of modern American gun restriction efforts the citizen disarmament advocates have managed not only to fail at their primary purpose but THEY HAVE CREATED A STRATEGIC MILITARY FACT that no predatory government can afford to ignore.
Way to go, you collectivist mokes! Keep it up and you'll find out what we've been buying all those firearms for.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
From reader FG:
I just returned from the Orlando gunshow. It was an interesting morning.The doors were scheduled to open at 9am, but they actually started letting people inside of the building at 8:50am. At opening, the crowds were light and I walked right in. There were about 5 people ahead of me in line. As is legal in the state of Florida, people were selling privately owned, un-papered weapons both outside of the main entrance, and in the fairground parking lot.The show admission price has increased yet AGAIN, and they're now charging nine dollars. Orlando is now the second highest priced show in the state of FL, with Miami holding the lead at 10 dollars.The Florida Highway patrol was zip-tie locking the actions of all public weapons entering the show. (This is normal for the Orlando show.)The BATF "we're here to help you" table with two friendly agents is once again back at the Orlando show with plenty of free advice, and heaping stacks of you-paid-for-it-so-take-one, handbills and brochures.The show is held on the fairgrounds proper and they're using two buildings. The main entrance building is the smaller of the two, and the bulk of the firearm vendors seem to be located in the larger, second building.I did a quick walk through to get a feel for prices. As might be expected, prices in general tended to be up. Some shockingly so. The stark reality of another 4 more years of "Barry and company" seems to have settled in both for the vendors, and an anxious gun-buying public.Some quick (new guns) show prices:Colt Patrolman AR-15 Carbine - 1350Glock pistols (prices were all over the map) 515 - 670Kimber Custom 1911, .45acp, stainless - 850Mossberg 12 gauge pump shotgun, pistol grip - 289DSA FAL, in standard length - 1200New - S&W alloy .38 special snub-nose revolver - 375Century AK -670Kel Tec PF-9, 9mm pistol - 289Generic AR-15 carbines (many new local vendors) 650 and upAR-15 pistol (very nice, local FL gunsmith / vendor) 699Colt / Umarex 1911 style .22 pistol - 499Used / surplus gunsSKS - 495 (!!!!)M-1 Garand - 1200 (!!!!!)Bulgarian AK -600Nice Imbel FAL with upgraded wood furniture - 120012 gauge single shot shotguns - 100S&W Model 22 revolver, NRA excellent, .45 acp - 575Used (generic MFG) AR-15 - 650There was plenty of ammo, I only glanced to two prices:.45 acp, JHP, 50 rounds, GA production - 29.38 special - JHP combat, 50 rounds, GA production - 23Misc gear:Ammo cans, G.I .50 cal size - 10-12 dollars (like new)AR-15, 30 round C mags with window- 15 dollars eachAK steel (commie MFG) 30 round mags - 24 dollarsRiser, 1/2 inch, PRC scope PIC mount - 15 dollarsAR-15 handle mount scope PIC rail, PRC MFG - 15 dollarsIn less than an hour, the crowds had gotten so thick in the second building that movement was getting difficult, and it was virtually impossible to get close enough to the vendor's tables to view their wares. I'd had enough.I had to swivel my head with a double take as I left the building. The entrance line was so long that it had doubled back in on itself to fit in the fair courtyard.My very rough guess would place that line at 400 people... or more.Let the buying (and selling) begin.The Orlando gunshow is being held Nov 24-25th at the Orlando state fairgrounds located on 4603 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.Hours for Sat. are 9 - 5, for Sunday, 10 - 5My advice? Go EARLY.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here in Alabama, the good old boy would be sayin' as he picked up the carcass -- with his shotgun still smokin' -- "And I want ta THANK YOU, you stupid bird."
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor - and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be - That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nationfor the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late warfor the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyedfor the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately institutedfor the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctuallyto render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyedto protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and usand generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Just received this via e-mail:
http://www.armygear.net/ag/store/index.html I've used him, as have my friends. Good, clean, GI gear... fairly priced. His price on the 4 piece GI sleep system is a deal. (The shipped sleeping bags appeared brand new.)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
True. But if you think it can happen without violence you mistake the bloody nature of the collectivist butchers we face. Besides, when it starts it will be war to the knife and knife to the hilt. Have no illusions about that either.
LATER: Glenn Reynolds chimes in "A solution to secession fever -- federalism." He's right, the secession petition business is silly. He's wrong assuming that either federalism or secession will be permitted by the collectivist enemies of the Constitution without a bloody civil war. He, too, mistakes their true character.
Norquist’s endorsement of Dold in spite of his known anti-gun views while wearing his Americans for Tax Reform hat shows how NRA directors promoting competing advocacy positions can choose one at the expense of another.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A reader brings to my attention Main Gun Military Surplus. They also have a store front at 1661 Doug Barnard Parkway in Augusta GA and do gun shows in GA & SC. Store hours are 9:30 - 6:30, Tuesday thru Saturday. Their phone during business hours is 706-772-5150.
The shootings in an Aurora, Colo., theater and the Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wis., make it “likely that there will be calls in the 112th Congress to reconsider a 1994 ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices,” a November 14, 2012 Congressional Research Service report on “Gun Control Legislation” obtained this morning by Gun Rights Examiner reveals.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
“I’m shouting ‘Nobody is armed, nobody has a gun!’ and then all of a sudden I heard ‘She’s got a gun!’ and they just opened fire,” he says.Hughley says he looked up and saw his daughter standing outside her bedroom in the hallway. Then he heard gunfire.“I’ve got eight holes in my wall. One bullet went past my head, almost hit me, ricocheted off my brick wall and some of the shrap metal hit my little daughter in the back of her neck, all for nothing.” says Hughley.Myasia was treated at a local hospital for a flesh wound and released. The Hughley’s say none of them were armed an in fact, none of them own guns. They were never told why their home was raided.
Collectivists deny access to weapons based on ideology so they can kill innocents without fear or restraint.
As I am busy with Absolved, I'm not going to take the time to deal with this twit right now.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
So, it merely puts a greater premium on accuracy, terminal ballistics and head shots on predatory goblins. There is no individual panacea for .30-06 AP yet.
Among the enumerated disqualifying triggers in U.S. Code rendering one a prohibited person, forbidden by federal law to own a gun, is someone “who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship.”“I don’t want my name on any lists” is a familiar, albeit ironic and lame excuse some gun owners give for not engaging in activism, as if Americans in general and gun owners in particular are not already on more lists than they could imagine. In this case, the slackers may have a point, depending on how a particular document is worded, and noting who maintains the “We the People” petition site.UPDATE: Some are calling my attention to the formal citizenship renunciation protocol for the United States. This column was intended to show the absurdity of prohibitions on supposedly unalienable rights for non-violent actions, and also to illustrate an apparent paradox as it relates to freedom of political expression. The bottom line is, if anyone actually tries secession, they'd better be able to back it up, or having U.S. Code pulled on them will be the least of their worries.
Ooops. Attempting to unscrew the pooch, quickly.
“We welcome the opportunity to have a warrior on Mr. Gresham’s show to discuss how hunting or events of the like have supported their recovery,” Hay affirmed, reversing the position articulated by the group’s public relations director. “We responded too quickly to his request and should have delved a bit deeper.”
That went much better than anyone expected. Stent's out, had some more scans afterward to try to locate that pesky pinhole leak in the esophagus, but at least the bloody stent is out (apparently shifted around and caused me much pain when swallowing). Anyway, after the happy juice/gas wore off, I collapsed on the couch at home for a long nap so I'll be working on Absolved this evening for a while. Thanks for all the prayers. -- Mike III
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
David Codrea: Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled (and a personal appeal from me).
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On Monday, Sanghoee published yet another plea for forcible citizen disarmament: "Restoring Sanity: A Desperate Need for Ammunition Control." The column itself holds few surprises for those familiar with the zealotry with which he pursues his anti-gun jihad. What is worth looking at is a comment he left, responding to a reader's comment: "People need to get off their literal following of the constitution [sic] for every single thing."
Why doesn't he have the strength of his convictions and just go back to India and face the next Mumbai with the rest of the disarmed sheep?
Monday, November 12, 2012
* Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put limits upon the free play of opinion. In part, it can reach that end by mere propaganda, by the bald force of its authority — that is, by making certain doctrines officially infamous. But in part it must resort to force, i.e., to law. One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic society is to put burdens upon intelligence and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly, their aim is to penalize anti-social acts; actually their aim is to penalize heretical opinions. At least ninety-five Americans out of every 100 believe that this process is honest and even laudable; it is practically impossible to convince them that there is anything evil in it. In other words, they cannot grasp the concept of liberty. Always they condition it with the doctrine that the state, i.e., the majority, has a sort of right of eminent domain in acts, and even in ideas — that it is perfectly free, whenever it is so disposed, to forbid a man to say what he honestly believes. Whenever his notions show signs of becoming "dangerous," ie, of being heard and attended to, it exercises that prerogative. And the overwhelming majority of citizens believe in supporting it in the outrage. Including especially the Liberals, who pretend — and often quite honestly believe — that they are hot for liberty. They never really are. Deep down in their hearts they know, as good democrats, that liberty would be fatal to democracy — that a government based upon shifting and irrational opinion must keep it within bounds or run a constant risk of disaster. They themselves, as a practical matter, advocate only certain narrow kinds of liberty — liberty, that is, for the persons they happen to favor. The rights of other persons do not seem to interest them. If a law were passed tomorrow taking away the property of a large group of presumably well-to-do persons — say, bondholders of the railroads — without compensation and without even colorable reason, they would not oppose it; they would be in favor of it. The liberty to have and hold property is not one they recognize. They believe only in the liberty to envy, hate and loot the man who has it.
-- "Liberty and Democracy" in the Baltimore Evening Sun (13 April 1925), also in A Second Mencken Chrestomathy : New Selections from the Writings of America's Legendary Editor, Critic, and Wit (1994) edited by Terry Teachout, p. 35
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Obama, of course, knows all this. It's why names like these would be foremost in his considerations and reflects that new-found "flexibility" he perceives is his as the restrictions that have always been his goal emerge from "under the radar." He's counting on a supportive media and an establishment Republican leadership that time and again through the years has equated appeasement with pragmatism. He's counting on an attorney general that will help him push whatever he wants through the courts and he's counting on Supreme Court replacements that will let him get away with it.
Just received this email notification from a long-time reader:
Walmart has posted their Black Friday sale and they included this Savage 12-Gauge at only 169 dollars. Not all stores will carry this. (I checked.)I expect a back-order sellout.
And yes, I know it's made in the PRC, but then so is my daughter's pre-ban Kalashnikov and my other daughter's SKS. The Zombies won't care where it came from.
Here's a review from American Rifleman.
A shotgun that can do it all at a price that nearly everyone can afford, the Stevens 320 pump-action was designed for versatility and affordability. Available in two base models and eight total configurations, the 320 platform has variants that can fill all traditional shotgun roles, from tactical to hunting. Imported by Savage Arms from China, the Stevens’ design is inspired by the Winchester 1300, ensuring simple, reliable functionality. Priced below the $300 mark, the new offering should appeal to armed citizens and sportsmen alike.The 320 line is comprised of Security and Field models. All the shotguns in the line are 12-gauge pump-actions with 3-inch chambers and side ejection, differing only in barrel length, stock design and sight configuration. The Security line variations have an 18 1/2-inch barrel and can be equipped with a pistol grip stock. Stevens 320s with the pistol grip are available with ghost-ring sights, bead sights or bead sights with a top rail and heat shield. Security models without the pistol grip feature either ghost-ring, bead or rifle-style sights. Field models use a 28-inch barrel with a ventilated rib and front bead sight. The final version is a Field/Security combo that comes with interchangeable 18 1/2- and 28-inch barrels, both with bead sights, and a standard stock. For our evaluation we tested the Stevens 320 Field model.Upon initial inspection it is clear that the Stevens 320 was designed for utility; no frills here. The steel barrel and receiver are finished in matte black, and the polymer stock and fore-end are also black. The lines, as stated before, are nearly identical to the Winchester 1300 pump-action, in fact the most obvious design difference is that instead of checkering the grip, the 320 has straight-line grooves molded into the stock for purchase. The brass bead sight was easy to see when looking down the ventilated rib, and the shotgun pointed well and naturally. At the shoulder, this is not the lightest gun, but at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, it is not the heaviest, either. The overall length is just less than 49 inches, and the length of pull was 13 3/4 inches—certainly within the average range, but there is no means for adjustment. The semi-pistol grip stock is of standard specifications with a 1 3/4-inch drop at comb, and a 2 1/2-inch drop at heel. The hard rubber recoil pad, while serviceable, does not encourage long days spent breaking clays.We found the Stevens 320 to have a surprisingly smooth action and tight lockup, achieved by a four-lug rotary bolt engaging the barrel extension. The pump-action is aided by the dual-bar slide arm assembly. The trigger assembly features an external safety button at the trigger guard’s front and a slide lock release button just to the rear and on the left side. The trigger is not adjustable and required a firm 6-pound, 11-ounce pull. The 3-inch chamber will accept either 2 3/4 or 3 inch 12-gauge shells, and the magazine will hold up to four shells, though a plug is provided in order to limit capacity to two. Disassembly is uncomplicated: Unscrew the magazine cap, allowing the barrel to slide forward and off the slide arm; tap out the single trigger guard pin—located just above the trigger—in order to remove the trigger assembly; and remove the slide arm and bolt assembly.For evaluation we used Federal Ammunition’s 12-gauge, 2 3/4, 1-ounce Game-Shok with No. 6 shot. Over an RCBS AmmoMaster chronograph at 5 feet, the load yielded an average velocity of 1,312 fps with a standard deviation of 19. For patterning, 10 shots were fired at a target 40 yards distant. The shotgun proved quite capable, averaging a 71 percent hit-ratio within a 30-inch circle and 48 percent in the smaller 21-inch inner ring.Technical evaluation complete, we tested the Stevens against some hand-thrown clay targets and a veritable hodgepodge of 2 3/4-inch, 12-gauge ammunition. Confirming our initial impressions, the 320 swung well and pointed true. It was not picky regarding ammunition, and we experienced no failures to fire in any part of the testing. A few birds were lost, however, due to improper feed or failure to eject. In these cases, the spent hull either was not ejected or, after being ejected the next round did not fully chamber. A little investigation revealed a solution that would remedy those and similar problems encountered with many economy priced pump-actions—elbow grease. This is not a shotgun to be handled lightly, in fact, within the limits of safety; the harder the better. A firm and energetic motion is required to reliably cycle the action and avoid the frustration that comes from watching bright orange saucers land, unbroken, in the field.There should be no doubt that the Stevens 320 pump-action shotgun is purpose-built and priced to sell. With configurations intended for security and sport, shooters of all kinds will find a place in their safes for this gun. But don’t expect it to stay there long, as a shotgun as rugged as this will be on the frontlines, doing the dirty work where you wouldn’t think of using a prettier gun.
Importer: Stevens, Savage; (413) 568-7001; www.savagearms.comAction Type: pump-action shotgunGauge: 12, 3"Trigger: single-action; 6-lb. 11-oz. pullBarrel: 28"; interchangeable choke tubes (modified included)Sights: ventilated rib with brass front beadStock: Polymer; length of pull: 13¾"; drop at comb: 1¾"; drop at heel: 2½"Magazine: four-round capacity, includes magazine plugOverall Length: 48¾"Weight: 7 lbs., 11 ozs.Accessories: owner’s manualSuggested Retail Price: $235 to $260 (depending on configuration)
White Aryan Resistance leader Dennis Mahon.
Brent J. Budowsky takes Matt Drudge to task, "Dear Matt Drudge: Stop the race stories."
Budowsky is a former Democrat congressional hack/staffer and political opinion writer and blogger for publications including The Hill, the LA Progressive, and The Huffington Post. He writes Drudge:
Am I suggesting you are giving aid and comfort to those who are racist, or those who play the politics of race for partisan gain? Absolutely. You bet. A visit to the Drudge Report at any given time in recent months bears witness to story after story, time and time again, day after day, week after week, month after month, of a laundry list of stories with racial innuendo and suggestion and implication that I would like to believe are below the standards you would set for yourself and your profession.
I guess he's talking about stories like this and especially similar stories that make up Colin Flaherty's book "White Girl Bleed a Lot": The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.
Presumably Budowsky finds books describing the unapologetic anti-white racist behavior of the Holder "Justice" Department such as Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department by J. Christian Adams objectionable too.
Now, place that into the context of the Democrat triumphalism about how "angry white men" are now going to be permanently disenfranchised by the new coalition of blacks and Latinos -- that 2012 was their last chance to use politics to impose their "racial patriarchy" on all those "people of color" and the LGTB folks.
If the statistics show that there is one heckuva lot more racially motivated attacks by blacks on whites (and they do), and that local, state and federal authorities are reluctant to bring those attackers to justice because it is not politically correct (see current Flaherty WND link above) AND that people like Budowsky are trying to get others to shut up about it -- essentially, to cover it all up -- then you've got a perfect petri dish for ethnic cleansing in this country. Did you think there was some sort of house rule against it? Why it is already happening in Los Angeles, with Latino gangs murdering blacks and driving them out of neighborhoods.
Back in the 90s, I was talking on the telephone to White Aryan Resistance leader Dennis Mahon, who was trying to convince me how easy it would be to start a race war in this country, "We'll just go into white working class neighborhoods in blackface and do drive-bys, then we'll clean it off and go into black neighborhoods and do the same thing." Mahon, who sits today in a federal prison, was convinced his plan would work. I didn't think so back then. Now, after 20 more years of PC and anti-white racism, especially after 4 years of the Holder regime, I think his plan just might work.
My sources say that the folks who are most tickled pink about the re-election of Obama are not Democrats but the intellectual leadership of the neo-Nazi and Klan organizations. They believe that four more years of Obama should give them the right conditions to enact ethnic cleansing.
If there is a confluence of a rising tide of racial violence from blacks and Latinos against white folks, and a deliberate refusal of the "legal authorities" to deal with it combined with a very real sense of complete political disenfranchisement, then some white folks -- prodded by the Klan and neo-Nazis -- may decide to settle the next election by driving out that part of the electorate beforehand. It has happened before in this country.
My own history of fighting against the Klan and neo-Nazis as part of the Constitutional militia movement is a matter of record. (See also To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movement by Professor Robert H. Churchill.)
But the titanic forces that the racists of all colors want to unleash and that politically-correct Democrat party hacks like Budowsky want to cover up despite the plain reality that everyone understands will sweep all the best intentions away as everyone begins to believe that people of a different color who are trying to kill them must themselves be killed in "preemptive self-defense."
And, somewhere, Dennis Mahon will be laughing.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
On election night incumbent Republican Allen West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker inexplicably “recounted” thousands of early ballots, resulting in 4,400 vote shift to the challenger. Observers on the scene say the process is biased and the election results are fatally compromised. Mr. West is asking a court to impound the ballots and order a recount.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington claims “About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010.
Easier to quit over a failure to keep your dick in your pants than it is to admit criminal complicity in the Benghazi affair.
David Petraeus resigns as CIA director. I haven't had much for him since he sold his soul to Obama.
Where GOP politicians are grown.
I hope so. But shouldn't it read "boneless yard"? They don't have a spine among them.
David reports Feinstein plans on:
- - No pistol grip allowed- - No HC Mags- - No grandfathering- - No sale permissible if in possession
Go for it, collectivist bitch.
Well, we bought two years delay with it, anyway. I hope y'all used it wisely.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Having blocked voter ID laws and successfully covered up the Fast and Furious scandal, Holder mulls whether to continue second term in Obama administration.
But don't celebrate yet, because another F&F co-conspirator is slated for the post: Napolitano floated for attorney general.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It looks like the Obama Administration with their new found "mandate" isn't going to wait until the second term actually begins to start work on more gun control.
U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that negotiations collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge the United States denies.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you are a Christian, an observant Jew, a "conservative," a libertarian, a firearm owner, a veteran, a businessman -- you are all now officially a despised -- if not yet hunted -- minority in your own country. The lawbreakers, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, et. al., now define what is "legal" and can no longer be restrained by politics. (What are all you Prags going to do with your great Heller "victory" when Obama has two or three more Supremes?)
More tomorrow. But for now, stock up on ammunition. You're likely going to need it to defend your lives and liberty and it will only get more expensive from here on.
At least later on you can say you tried everything else before you were forced to shoot people in righteous self-defense of life and liberty. Vote.
LATER: George Soros' Media Mercenaries react: On Election Day, Past Fox Guest Mike Vanderboegh Predicts Anti-Government Violence
Horwitz then reveals the real purpose of his feint on Kurt was to use it as a beachhead to launch an assault on Mike Vanderboegh, another proponent of the right of the people to resist murderous tyranny, and one who differs significantly from his CSGV detractors in that he’s cautioned his readers many times that there must be “No Fort Sumters,” meaning the initiation of force must come from the side who would use it to strip Americans of their liberty, and importantly, “No Oklahoma Cities,” meaning that the type of mass murder CSGV glosses over when their friends bring up nuking the heartland is incompatible with moral defensive actions against aggressors.
Monday, November 5, 2012
General Sebastian Snowflake, commander of the on-line Prag Army, is "perfectly fine with CSGV criticizing the 'III percent' philosophy of Mike Vanderboegh."
General Sebastian Snowflake, commander of the on-line Prag Army, posing at Valley Forge.
Sebastian plays kiss-kiss with the government-monopoly-of-violence advocates at CSGV. "Take Julia! Take Julia!"
Just got this link with the header "sNOballs just threw you under the bus in front of the leftists. Maybe they'll like him now."
“CSGV has been attempting for quite some time to silence and intimidate Second Amendment bloggers, especially those who use pen names, by finding out and publishing their real names online. You will note that most of those bloggers are defending the notion of free speech and expression; the right to tell people to read a book (published by our government no less) and to speak out for what they believe, even if what they believe are not popular ideas.I would be perfectly fine with CSGV criticizing the "III percent" philosophy of Mike Vanderboegh. I have done so myself on several occasions. What we're not OK is trying to cajole the FBI and publisher to silence unpopular viewpoints. As we defend the Second Amendment, we also defend the First, and the way to deal with unpopular or even dangerous speech is biting criticism. But CSGV ran out of that a long time ago, and has since been erecting straw men and tearing them down, and building up this boogie man that they claim are Second Amendment bloggers.”
In fact, when National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea asked CSGV on Twitter to cite a quote from the article in question that would provide some evidence of their charges, they (hilariously) declined: "We're not pointing to a specific quote. We're referring to his blog as a whole." In other words, "Take our word for it about what he meant, despite the fact that he never said it."
Do not open any attachments until he gets things straightened out.
Horwitz' idea of the First Amendment.
There are times that I think that Josh Horwitz of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) gets his ideas from outerspace and there are times I think he channels his inner Maoist student revolutionary. Today it appears he is looking to Chairman Mao and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution for his inspiration.The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to enforce orthodoxy and to wipe out those who deviated from it. In China's case, it meant Communist orthodoxy. One of the hallmarks of the Cultural Revolution was the public denunciation of those who may have deviated from this orthodoxy. So it is with Josh Horwitz who would have made a good Red Guard. . .The real target of Horwitz is not Kurt and not the other gun bloggers. It is Mike Vanderboegh. Horwitz devoted as much time attacking Mike and his online novel Absolved as he did the rest of us. That Horwitz feels so threatened by a middle-aged man who is in tremendously poor health is telling.After reading the post and the comments, it is obvious to me that they hate the First Amendment as much as they do the Second Amendment. To be more precise, Josh Horwitz and his erstwhile Red Guard believe in freedom of speech for themselves but not for those who deviate from their notion of orthodoxy. Those of us who deviate must be silenced, denounced, and made to confess our sins. . .Josh Horwitz is just as much a totalitarian thug as the rest of his minions at CSGV. No amount of education at "the better schools" will ever change that.
Another whole alternate universe heard from. Lying sack of excrement and government monopoly of force advocate Josh Horwitz conflates "The Window War" with my novel.
Josh Horwitz's Perfect World: A Government Monopoly of Violence.
I'll have more on this later.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Night in the medieval city. In New York’s Public Housing, Fear Creeps In With the Dark. Defending yourself from looters with boa constrictors?
And here's another one from Queens:
Keone Singlehurst, 42, who lives in a bungalow on Beach 87th Street in the Rockaways, says he wouldn't hesitate to use a bow on a looter.When night falls in the Rockaways, the hoods come out.Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, it’s become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend against looters.Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official — who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesn’t arrive soon — to call for the city to investigate the utility.Further exacerbating desperate conditions, it could take at least a month to repair the the bridge that connects the Rockaways to the city subway system, officials said.“We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,” said Danielle Harris, 34, rummaging through donated supplies as children rode scooters along half-block chunk of the boardwalk that had marooned into the middle of Beach 91st St.“We heard gunshots for three nights in a row,” said Harris, who believed they came from the nearby housing projects.Carly Ruggieri, 27, who lives in water-damaged house on the block, said she barricades her door with a bed frame. “There have been people in power department uniforms knocking on doors and asking if they’re okay, but at midnight.”And another local surfer said he has knives, a machete and a bow and arrow on the ready. Gunshots and slow-rolling cars have become a common fixture of the night since Hurricane Sandy.“I would take a looter with a boa.* If I felt threatened I would definitely use it,” said Keone Singlehurst, 42. “Its like the Wild West. A borderline lawless situation.”City Councilman James Sanders (D-Far Rockaway) said he fears the situation will devolve into anarchy.“We have an explosive mix here,” said Sanders. “People will take matters into their own hands.”Walter Meyer, 37, lives in Park Slope but often surfs in the Rockaways. He said it’s not the place it was before the storm."After sunset everyone locks their doors,” said Meyer, as he loaded up a solar panel from a factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to bring to local residents. "They're trying to find whatever weapons they can find. Some people are even using bows and arrows."
* MBV Note: I rather suspect he said "bow" and this idiot "journalist" with a non-existent editor wrote "boa."
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Bill Maher Solicits Race War. Warns Romney Supporters: 'Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You'.
"If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you"
Notice he's not offering his narrow white ass as a target of opportunity.
Reporter once again advertises firearm ignorance.
Jacinto Gonzalez stands guard against looters in Coney Island.
Hardened New Yorkers are ready to battle lowlife criminals to protect their homes and stores in storm-ravaged areas plagued by looting and break-ins.In Coney Island, several residents were loading up their guns, sharpening their machetes and brandishing other deadly weapons.Jacinto Gonzalez, 42, picked up a baseball bat and stood guard outside his two-story rowhouse on West 27th Street near Neptune Avenue with his family.Another Coney Island resident, Roberto Aviles, brandishing a rusty 3-foot machete and warning he has a gun, who has lived in Coney Island since 1995 with his wife, says he’s ready to take on phony burglars posing as Con Ed workers.“I’m prepared inside here,” the 76-year-old Aviles said, showing off his rusted, three-foot machete and warning he had a gun.Chris Lane, a 50-year-old resident of the Coney Island Houses, put together a small arsenal with his double pump action gun.
A "double pump action gun"?
Bugger the bastards. I hope all the New Yaarkers who are freezing their asses off this weekend take it out on IBEW. "Ala. utility, Fla. crewman blame electricians’ union for interfering with Hurricane Sandy relief."
Nice. The audio played on the Hannity show on Friday was from a strike in 2011. This happened this past week.
Decatur Utilities in Decatur, Ala. told Huntsville’s WAFF-TV Thursday evening that its crews were denied the opportunity to work in Seaside Heights, N.J. because they’re not affiliated with a union. Some of those workers, the company said, headed home. Others remained at a staging area in Roanoke, Va.And on Friday the company doubled down, with general manager Ray Hardin telling Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney that “we were presented with documents from IBEW that required our folks to affiliate with the union. And [that's] something that we could not agree to. And it was our understanding, and still is, that that was a requirement of working in that area.”A Central Florida utility lineman who insisted on remaining anonymous told TheDC in a phone interview Friday that his 12-person crew waited ”all day yesterday” for their bosses to sort through the IBEW’s demands.“It was like, ‘What’s the hold up?’ he said. “It turns out there was a 300-page contract that the union controlling LIPA [the Long Island Power Authority] wanted everybody to sign first. We don’t have time for that. We’ve got guys ready to go."
Kurt Hofmann: "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence lowers bar on what constitutes 'liberty.'" Also, I'm jealous. I am now merely a "pathetic traitor."
Worse than that, check out this from CSGV. The government monopoly of violence advocates now consider Kurt more of a threat than me. I'm jealous. I am now merely a "pathetic traitor."
That's okay. Wait'll they get a load of the new Absolved.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
All white people are going to hell, longtime African-American civil rights advocate Rev. Joseph Lowery told an audience at a get-out-the-vote event held Oct. 27 in Georgia.Lowery, who gave the benediction at the January 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, told the audience of up to 300 African-Americans “that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was,” according to an Oct. 31 report in the Monroe County Reporter newspaper.“I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” Lowery also told the audience in the St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Ga., according to the Reporter.
This is an interesting position for a so-called Christian minister to take, but it even has another more startling feature -- It removes the moral disincentive for American genocide against black folks. I mean, if we're all going to hell anyway and there is no saving grace of Jesus Christ available to white folks (a position I of course reject, but Lowery seemingly does not), then all black folks can be killed without Divine punishment, right? Is this really what Lowery has in mind?
A pastor of a North Texas church has been beaten to death by an assailant using an electric guitar, The Dallas Morning News reported yesterday. Rev. Danny Kirk of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill was killed and a church custodian suffered a broken jaw after their attacker rammed his car into the building, jumped out and went after them. It took the arrival of police to stop the attack, but by then, the damage to the victims had been done.
And it's all an act. Every one of these anti-gun groups supports the power of government to enforce its will on the people through force of arms. CSGV is quite explicit about it, with constant demands for a "government monopoly on force." And CSGV, the distaste for "gun violence" implied by the group's name notwithstanding, is not the least bit shy about wanting the government to use that force.