Echoed from Robb Allen

Robb Allen @ItsRobbAllen
#GunControl is the belief that declawing the cat will protect it against other animals.
Let’s say you have a cat that likes to go outside and enjoy the weather. You notice that your cat is getting in fights with the wild cats roaming your ‘hood, so you do your part to reduce feline violence by realizing that if all cats were declawed, this wouldn’t be a problem.

So you declaw your cat. You can’t declaw the ones roaming the neighborhood because they’re wild, and thus not constrained to the rules you’ve laid out. Instead, you simply control the one thing you can, and that is your cat. Your cat is now at a disadvantage since the other cats aren’t going to declaw themselves nor are they going to see that your kitty is defenseless and thus will keep their weapons sheathed during a conflict.

This is how gun control works.

If the goal is to remove guns from the streets, it doesn’t because criminals aren’t going to turn theirs in, and there are already too many of them out there to get rid of (the other cats will keep their claws). If the goal is to punish criminals for having guns, that doesn’t stop them either since they’re already assuming the risk that plying their trade entails. The feral cats aren’t going to be dissuaded from fighting just because you tell them you’ll punish them more for having claws.

All in all, that’s a pretty damned good turn of phrase that holds up pretty well for an analogy (all analogies eventually fail because an apple isn’t an orange).

--I will use this analogy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Humans!

I baked my first pie! I have a house full of family and friends. And Pie.

Now I am eating it.

--With Coffee and Ice Cream...

While you are shopping this week...

Looking for gift ideas?

Worried that buying your wife a new Ruger SP101 would be a straw purchase in some states?

Rest easy, we have a solution.

Buy this book: Emily Gets Her Gun

This book details the adventures of our hero Emily Miller as she dodges, weaves and jumps through flaming hoops to get her gun in the wake of the SCOTUS DC vs Heller decision.

She does a great job on showing a light on the anti-gun tactics of the gun grabbers.

--Thanks, Emily for all your work. You look great too!

Holiday Travel Cautions

Lots of people I know are starting to travel today! If you are planning on heading over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving here are a few pieces of advice:
  • Keep an eye on the weather forecast. It might suck where you are.
  • If you plan on carrying a gun in another state, please check for rule changes in that jurisdiction. A lot of rules have changed since this time last year.
  • Secure your firearms carefully as you travel through trap states.
  • If you are hunting, good luck! Too many damn deer out there.
  • Speaking of deer, careful driving! Too many damn deer out there.
  • Eat pie. Lots of pie.
--Have a great week!

Another Not Quite Full Auto

There is now another trigger system that seems like and NFA machine gun but the ATF says it doesn't quack like a duck...

This one is from Tactical Fire Control Inc.

--I wonder what the ATF really says.

Quietly Shooting Ads are Back on Groupon

I saw this ad come up for Groupon this week.

The heat is off so shooting sports are back on the Groupon menu!

BTW, the simulator at Hatfields is big fun.

--Big Ass Video Game!!

More SWAT and less Mayberry

Another big step toward the fascist police that the Liberals wntry.ant has been taken.

500 Armored Assault Vehicles have been delivered to 500 cities all over the country.

33 million dollars worth of tanks passed to police departments from DHS.

--Andy Griffith is spinning in his grave.

New Project Gun

I bought a Mossberg Model 152 from a friend. The action is locked up, the original scope is so dorked it doesn't even have cross hairs any longer, he said it would sometimes mag dup on him and it only has one 8 round mag. But it has a cool drop down hand thing stock!

Mossberg Model 152

--It should be fun to get this thing shooting again.

Want: Iver Johnson M1 Carbine Pistol

Once again with the short firearms! What's up with that?

This beauty is an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine Pistol in .30 cal. I think it is real pretty and would be a lot of fun to shoot. It is classified as a pistol so there is no need to pay for the SBR tax stamp.

Iver Johnson M1 Carbine Pistol

--The biggest problem is finding one!


I love it when a story begins with, "Well, you see I'm getting married..."  Don't me wrong. I love marriage. I get married a lot!

A guy I know from work was thinning out his toys and I bought his 37mm grenade/flare launcher! Just when I thought this rifle could not possibly get any heavier I find yet another attachment to get it closer to boat anchor weight!

This is the 37mm version, not the 40mm version. This one can be used with excellent flares, smoke grenades and a selection of gas grenades. I was talking to a friend that is a Class III dealer and he says that real grenades can be purchased but they are VERY expensive and require the $200 tax stamp for each one.

It also has adapters so it can use 26.5mm rounds as well as 12ga shotgun rounds. They make 12ga flares but don't use 12ga shotgun rounds unless you register the device as a short shotgun AOW with the ATF. I might do that for the hell of it because it's only $5.

--I have flares.  Should be fun on July 4th!

This is My Shocked Face

This stat is flying all around the web this week.

Another number I heard on the news this morning is that almost 7 million people have lost their health care because of Obamacare. All while less than 50,000 have signed up.

The news also said villains have already discovered how to game the system for cash with the help of corrupt Obamacare navigators.

I have never seen corruption and incompetence met with so much apathy.

-- Apathy Kills... who cares...

WANT: Yet Another Short Shotgun

I may have posted this one before.

Very cool and could even live on my mantle on the middle shelf!

--Fun, Short, Over-Under!

Quotes of the Week

"Democracy is when 2 wolves and a lamb vote for what to put on the dinner table; Liberty is when the lamb is well-armed."
- Unknown

"Those that beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
- Thomas Jefferson

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
- Winston Churchill

"If guns cause crime, all mine are defective."
~ Ted Nugent

"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss."
~ Robert A. Heinlein

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
~ Robert A. Heinlein

More Evidance That Gun Control Doesn't Work

17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia …Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control

"In 1996 Australia-unloaded some of the most severe gun bans and gun confiscation programs on record.  And for the guns that were not confiscated gun owners were forced to enter into license agreements and have their guns registered so the government knew what guns everyone had. Well, they really only knew what guns the law abiding had, since none of the criminals actually followed the program.  Fancy that. "

"Breitbart just reported some interesting developments in Australia that prove all the anti-gun lawmakers wrong.  Gun control does NOT take guns out of the hands of criminals, it only disarms the law abiding, while making everyone less safe."So it looks like the only ones left with all the guns are the criminals.  And the gun policies that Australia has enforced are the exact ones that gun control pushers like Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Dianne Feinstein want to see here in the U.S. Of course they will ignore the real facts behind the issue and overlook the fact that when guns are banned only the police and the criminals will have guns, leaving citizens to fend for themselves when lawlessness like we have seen in Australia starts to rise up. In the last 12 months alone, over 3,300 people were charged with gun crimes, and over 9,000 guns have been confiscated. The lesson?  Gun control only affects the law abiding gun owners.  Criminals are empowered by it. "

--It's not about guns, it's about control. 

WANT: Custom Benelli

I still don't know why I am drawn to impractical, short, shotguns. Especially semi-autos.

Custom Benelli M4 Short Shotgun

Great for home defense! Ask Joe Biden! He is an expert I hear!

--I'll take two please!

Election Results

Terry McAuliffe won the Governors race. He squeaked out a victory by a small 2% margin under a cloud of election shenanigans involving the financing of the Libertarian candidate who took 7% of the vote from the Republicans.

This is not good for gun rights in the Commonwealth. A massive amount of his campaign cash came from Bloomberg.

McAuliffe is in love with the idea of smart guns.

--He also went Turkey hunting once and bagged a buzzard. There is a metaphor in there somewhere.

Back to Reality

Well folks, today I head back to work after two months on medical leave.

I am going to start getting back into a routine that will include a daily blog again.

Wish me luck. I need it.

In other news, it's election day. Make sure you vote. Especially if you live in VA. I for one do not want a Governer that was bought and paid for by Bloomberg.

--Cover me. I'm going in!

25 Things

I saw a link to this article this morning on Facebook.

21, no, 25 Things that only people who carry concealed would understand

To be honest I usually completely forget about my firearm.

For me, I would add another one:

26)  If I personally see a sign that says no firearms allowed on a business. Blog About It!

--The photos on that article crack me up.

Quotes of the Week

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
--Thomas Jefferson

“I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”
- Miranda Lambert, Editorial emphasis added for baddassness (it’s a word).

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
- James Madison

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
- James Madison

“The ultimate authority resides in the people alone.”
- James Madison

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
- George Orwell