Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rifles, Armor, And Nonrestrictive Banning

The world is in great shape. ISIS running rampant, ebola popping up here there and everwhere, our own borders being overrun by god knows who, and meanwhile on the other side of town, we're back to the same old arguments....

"Catherine C. Blake, federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled.... that Maryland's ban on AR-15s and AK-47s "does not significantly [burden]" the Second Amendment.

Dear "Folks that still want to compromise on this issue: Told you so...."

Also, Rep. Mike Honda, (D-CA), has submitted a bill to the U.S. House that would prohibit the sale, use or possession of what he terms military-grade body armor.

Of course how exactly to stop possession of any but from lawr abahdin' sitisens... I'd love to know how this will work out for them.

Oh, wait- same as guns. It won't. Bad guys don't give a damn about some stupid piece of paper!

But apparently in fantasy land we can wave said papers at them like some magic talisman, and they'll just walk away since no-one is armed. 

Banning people from owning body armor is denying them the most basic, passive form of protection you can have. You don’t need to carry a gun or a knife or even a club (which apparently kills more folks than either of the previous)  to take advantage of it- you just wear it. Like a safety blanket. Much like some schools have invested in for the kiddies, in case… you know… some crazy person who gives no damns about committing murder, much less the piece of paper you’re frantically waving in his face as you beg him to stop blowing holes in people, decides to shoot the place up.
Explain to me again how that makes this Act any sort of “responsible”? 

And then you have an absolutely ridiculous ruling in Maryland stating that restricting and banning military pattern rifles does not constitute an infringement on the second amendment.
I mean really?
You just banned something. That equals an infringement.
It’s like telling people that restricting their use of the internet to the hours of 12 and 1 AM doesn’t infringe on their use of it. We’ll even call it the Responsible Internet Usage Act. 

Question of the day- why do people constantly feel they need a court to rule on something clearly stated in a document that does not give rights, but simply states which ones we have by simply existing as citizens of this country, that cannot ever be tampered with or restricted?
Why do we rely on political appointees to tell us how much freedom we can take advantage of?

Frankly, half of it is just a game- those in high offices such as the SCOTUS and their supporters  have suckered everyone into believing they can grant and regulate rights.
The other half of an unpleasant answer is that “most people don’t want true freedom- they simply desire a kinder master….”
But I digress.

The final absurd half of the story with these two bills is that they then make statements like this:

“…Blake said the Firearm Safety Act represented "the considered judgement" of Maryland legislature and Governor Martin O'Malley (D) and was an effort "to address a serious risk of harm to law enforcement officers and the public from the great power to injure and kill presented by assault weapons and large capacity magazines….”

“…There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,…”

Quick- help us pass this common sense law so we can get these weapons of war off our streets!



Tell me more about how banning something means you need more of it, given that you’ll no longer be in any danger of facing such threats per that magical piece of paper?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shields Up!

Picture borrowed from MVT

The long awaited MVT Shield thermal shelter is finally available.
See the link for availability, price, order info, and specs. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Raffle For Chris Kyle

So I haven't had time to post much which sucks, but I do plan to get back to it. Someday....
However, this was worth putting up.

Per the outcome of the Ventura Vs Kyle estate, American has taken it upon themselves to set up a raffle to help Kyle's family defuse some of the cost of the suit.

Needless to say, some seriously badass manufacturers have joined in and there is a pile of ridiculously awesome stuff being put up for it (details over the last week or so on A.S. Facebook page), to include guns, gear, and training classes. If anyone needs any incentive to join in....

Link here: Chris Kyle Raffle Page

Tickets are 10 bucks each.
Raffle ends January, Shot Show 2015

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posting Update

A long overdue update on events here.
Frankly, there's a lot going on, the end result of which tends to drain the ol' "give a damn" meter.
Posting for the forseeable future is going to get sporadic (if you haven't already noticed...).

If you're still dropping by to check things out, thanks for your support!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Only In America....

....Do people who get themselves shot for attempting an armed robbery of  a Waffle House get to affect your right to legally arm yourself to defend against such  a situation....

This would be hilarious, if it was an SNL skit or such...

So the backstory- some wannabe thug and his pal decide to rob a Waffle House (sheer genius at work there...). They go in waving guns at folks, Thug #1 points his piece at the wrong guy, a CCW'er, and gets shot. Thug #2 gets 30 years.

Fast forward to present day- dear departed Thug #1's cousin says that legal concealed carriers need to jump through more hoops because somehow "...tougher regulations for the acquirement of concealed weapon permits may have prevented her cousin's death...." despite the fact that he had acquired his weapon illegally and then tried to rob and terrorize people with it.

Read the full report HERE

Suggested reading for the complainee:

I have nothing else to say.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Thought Of The Day

"Helpless people must find something to think about while waiting for their kings and princes to do something about the killing. Instead of doing something about it themselves, they blame the freedom that left the killer free to kill, instead of the lack of freedom that prevented them from being able to stop him."
-Daniel Greenfield

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lowballers And Other Assorted Idiots

Yo breh, got a water bottle. Drank out of it yesterday, but it’s in great condition and still half full. Trade for those Glock mags? 

Hello there- saw your items for sale, and I’ve got a blank check here- you can write any amount you want, under $30.

Hey man, I see your expensive set of quality high end gear didn’t sell for your ultra low price that’s so far below retail it makes baby Jesus cry. I have a contact at that same company I can get the same thing from for practically free, but I’ll do you a solid and offer half what you wanted for it. I think that’s a fair deal for everyone.

Brotha!!!  I noticed you had some items for sale but I’m to cheap to pay for shipping. I’ll make you an offer- half your original price and you pay shipping. Deal?
By the way I live in Alaska. 

I mean, seriously?
And then these same dipshits have the audacity to charge retail for their items and if you try to get them to come down a mere handful of bucks, everyone loses their mind!

“Man, I’ve got such and such absurd amount of money into this setup, and I won’t let it go for anything less than what I have into it, plus some. Because you know, putting it all together took a whole lot of my valuable time. If you’re going to lowball me, I suggest you look somewhere else.”

And it’s usually the guys with some frankengun  or off the wall gear they’d have a hard time selling even if they weren’t busy being complete dicks. Or the guys that think their “thing” whatever the hell it may be is so super fucking special that no-one else can go out and simply buy it brand new for literally the same price, from a company that’s going to make it way easier than dealing with some overly egotistical, pompous pain in the ass. So explain to me why in the nine hells would I want to buy yours anyway?

And then we have my other favorite type of person to deal with- the paranoid suspicious guy, who’s always sure he’s going to get screwed over.
You walk into the deal, when suddenly he plunks you down in a chair, whips out a spotlight, and shines it in your face:

“Hey man saw your stuff for sale and I wonder why you’re selling it? Because I’ve heard that it’s really good stuff and I’ve read reviews and stuff and everyone says it’s really good, so I wanted to know why you’re selling it because most people usually don’t sell that kind of stuff because it’s so good…”

And you’re like, well let me see, sir, I’m selling it because I shit all over it and then my dog chewed it to pieces, but it was still in good enough shape to get a few bucks out of, so I put it out here to sell, but while I was packing it up the aliens came down and tried to probe me so I had to use it to fight them off. So as you can see, I have no use for it anymore. Am I being detained?

Do I even need to go on here?
Because see it’s really simple- I DON’T NEED ANY REASON TO SELL MY PERSONALLY OWNED PROPERTY. Who cares WHY the person is selling it? Mostly I’m guessing from personal experience it’s because it’s simply no longer needed, or they’re looking to trade out for a different version, or the return time expired and since the original company won’t take it back, it now has to be sold for a loss.
REJOICE! This is your opportunity to get really nice stuff for really nice prices!
Yes, some people sell their crap because it’s broke and they’re hoping some sucker will buy it (and of course all sales are final!)- we KNOW.
But here’s the other half of the story - don’t come and grill me over WHY I’m selling something if you’re not even interested in buying it, or are simply going to follow up your little Detective Dumbass wannabe interrogation session with some ridiculous lowball offer. Do me, and everyone else who is sick and tired of this shit a favor, and piss off!

And finally, for the love of Pete, please read the description of the item BEFORE asking any retarded questions, and KNOW YOUR ITEM BEFORE you try to buy it off someone.
It’s like selling an AR pattern magazine and some guy comes up and says “so, will this fit my X-brand AR?” And you just sit there and wonder how the hell this guy is still breathing.

Or when you’re selling something there’s multiple versions of, and you have plastered all over the description of what you are selling the EXACT letter, number, and chemical composition of the item in painfully exacting detail so that anyone that sees it will have no doubt about exactly what they are buying.
And of course inevitably some poor clueless soul wanders by, picks the thing up, and before they even open their mouth you just *know* what they’re going to say, but it’s like watching a train about to run over a car from a mile away- you can see it coming, but can’t do a thing to stop it.
And the person is like “So…. Is this item compatible with such and such”, in that perfectly dead serious tone that we’ve all come to know and loathe.
And you want to slap them, but you can’t because they’re to stupid to understand why they’re being slapped. All you can do is sit there in silent frustration, simultaneously ripping your hair out, rending your clothes and wearing sackcloth and ashes while shaking them about the neck like one of those wiggly-necked dolls from the 90’s, and say “Yes, my good sir. Yes it is that exact part as you can see here clearly labeled on the sign and everywhere else. Will you be paying with paper or plastic?”

This concludes our lesson for the day.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a bag of sawdust and a handful of spent shells I need to trade for a case of ammo.