Court denies stay in Mance v. Holder

In VA the impact of this case will be a little different.

The appeals will happen but now it's looks like just a matter of time before you can legally buy a gun in any state. The thing is, Mance v. Holder will cause thousands of people to flow into Virginia from Maryland, DC, and other places that hate people and doesn't want them to be able to protect themselves.

Virginia Arms in Manassas

--This will also make the Gunshows in VA more crowded. I Like It!

RIP: Leonard Nimoy

I got to meet Leonard Nimoy in 2009.

He was the keynote speaker at a computer security conference I was attending for work.

He talked about his life, his career, Star Trek and nothing about computer security.

Best Keynote EVER.

He just told a lot of stories like we were all sitting around his dining room table. Except the story about his magic power.

He told us that he had discovered he had the ability to make cameras flash. Then he held up his hand.

My camera flashed...

He was really great. There were a thousand nerds in that room. He hung out to sign autographs, stand for photos and shake hands with EVERYONE that wanted to meet him. It took hours. We found out later the organizers had not asked him to do that. He was funny, humble gracious and will be missed.

I followed him on Twitter I will close with his final post:


Random Mondays

Random Gun Porn
The Blog machine is empty we now have a random thought Monday!

It's going to be a busy week for me because of work. The ice out there is not helping.

I have some new accessories to install on various firearms. Blog posts will follow.

Still waiting for both of my suppressors paperwork to arrive.

I have begun setting up a Gun Trust for my NFA items. More on that later.

I will be going to the range this weekend with a college buddy if the weather allows it. Who am I kidding? I will be going to the range this weekend even if he doesn't magange to get here!

--Need to get more coffee and roll.

Quotes of the Week

“The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
– Thomas Paine

The mob is the mother of tyrants.
– Diogenes

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
– Ayn Rand

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
– Friedrich Hayek

It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.
– Murray N. Rothbard

There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men.
– Ludwig von Mises

The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.
– Hilaire Belloc

Inherent vice of capitalism: unequal sharing of the blessings. Inherent blessing of socialism: equal sharing of misery.
–Winston Churchill

5 Star Gear

I am on the run this weekend so I am posting another simple gear post. I know it's lazy! But I can't post while I'm driving. My wife freaks out if I do!

I love Magpul accessories.

One of the things I have learned over the years is that cheaper is not better.

Magpul MBUS PRO Steel Sight Set

These flip-up sights are all steel and fully adjustable. Not the cheapest but I own cheaper versions that I thought were decent until I tried these.

--Don't be stuck with dead batteries during the Zombie Apocalypse!!

Glock Tactical Light

I don't know if I have ever blogged about the Glock OEM Tac Light before I should have. I love this light.

"If you are looking for a good light for your Glock, then look no further. This light is tough, and very light. When mounted on a Glock pistol, you can barely feel a difference in weight versus not having a light. This light is produced by Glock and is constructed of the same polymer as their pistol frames."

This is designed for the Glocks. I use it on both my Glock 17 and 21 with equal utility. Now on Amazon Prime for $79.

Click the image and read the Comments! Great stuff.

There are brighter lights but I feel like this is perfect for the job!

--Works great with suppressors in the dark...


FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make Untraceable Guns

I saw this article on WIRED.COM of all places.

Go read it for yourself, but what I find really interesting is that they are happy to bring me an full upper, a stock, magazines, ammo, scopes and even LASERs without skipping a beat.

This is extra dumb in Virginia because I can purchase lowers all day long legally in private sales and there is no blood in the streets.

That is notable because you have to feed this 80% lowers anyway. They cost the same in VA as complete lowers.

Don't get your panties in a bunch FedEx and UPS because that is what they want to happen. Look at all the free press these guys are getting!

--These are not the droids you thought they were.

Cold

I am freezing my ass off today.

It was -3F out there when I got up this morning.

I swear Mr. Freeze is out there trying to make my day difficult. One of my cars decided to not run so my son had to borrow my car.

The coffee is finally sinking in.

Who has the freeze gun? Cut that stuff out!!

--My feet are still cold.

Quotes of the Week

“The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
– Thomas Paine

Rudy Giuliani needs to stop peddling the vicious rumors and lies that Pres. Obama wrote in his autobiography.
--jon gabriel

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
– Friedrich Hayek

It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.
– Murray N. Rothbard
There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men.
– Ludwig von Mises

Inherent vice of capitalism: unequal sharing of the blessings. Inherent blessing of socialism: equal sharing of misery.
–Winston Churchill

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
– Frank Zappa

Communism works only in Heaven, where they don't need it, and in Hell, where they've already got it.
– Ronald Reagan



Shot Show 2015 with Magpul

I love Magpul products.  I may have to try the 60 round AR15 drum. Starts shipping in June.


--I'll also try the new Glock mags that are under $15.

The Run on .223

I happened into one of my usual stops for a couple mags for my Glock and noticed that the shelves were empty of ALL the .223 ammo. Not just the M855 steel core stuff.

Dammit.

It isn't that I don't already have a few thousand rounds at home. I do. Sheesh. I have over a thousand rounds already in mags.

It's just that I buy 100 rounds every time I shoot 100 rounds. So, like the run on .22LR, a couple things will happen:
  • Prices for .223 will go way up, dammit.
  • Availability will be thin
  • I will shoot it far less
  • My inventory will shrink
It's a stupid rule anyway. Backdoor gun control. We can't seem to take them away so let's make them less effective. Unless you are a despot. Then it's not so stupid. Can't have your armed citizens able to penetrate your mob control armor or your hunter killer robots!Oh and it's fine for your storm troopers I see...

--Citizen owned body armor will be next.