No bird soars too high, if he soars on his own wings. --William Blake
Arguing with liberals…it’s like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter
how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the
pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious. -- Anonymous
We must remember that government, no matter how hard it tries, cannot protect an individual from themselves. – Peter Calcagno
The American people are becoming more and more afraid of, and are running away from, their very own revolution. – Leonard E. Read
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke
Farm handouts... let's call them what they really are: a form of legalized theft. – Walter Williams
The illegal drug trade is the financial engine that fuels many terrorist organizations. – Dennis Hastert
You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad. – Harry Browne
The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others. – Robert Ringer
I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the state. – Max Victor Belz
I saw this pic on Pinterest today and it got me wondering.
I saw an armored car for sale once that had the option of including a turret mounted, belt-fed, semi-auto, .308. I also saw on TV a car renovation show that mad a spy car that had guns mounted in the grill.
What are the rules for automobile mounted firearms.
I use to make rubber band guns in wood shop during middle school.
A lot of people did 40 years ago. It was probably part of the standard curriculum.
Some people never stopped making them. Some became artists while making them!
I swear if you did that these days, in middle school, someone would call SWAT. Helicopter moms would cry. The kid's home would be inspected by Child Protective Services, and the obviously disturbed youth would be forced into counseling.
--My elementary school has a rifle range in the basement under the gym. Sigh...
President Obama's anti-gun, anti-freedom, nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, hopefully will go down in flames on the Senate floor, if he ever makes it there. Murthy, calls guns a "healthcare issue," classifying guns as a "public health threat", thinks gun ownership needs to be "treated as a disease" and he hates the National Rifle Association (and the Constitution).
This guy is being opposed not by just Republicans, but numerous Democrats.
I took two more new shooters to the range for their first time.
One is a friend that has been talking about going shooting with me for months, maybe years. She also brought her 21 year old niece.
Her niece was raised in a very liberal democrat house where guns were always depicted as magically corrupt and evil. In college she has come to understand that guns are not evil or even the problem. Police states are.
We had all the time we wanted so we shot a large selection of hanguns:
Suppressed Ruger Mark II - .22LR
Ruger SP101 - .357mag
Smith & Wesson 539 - 9mm
Glock 17 - 9mm
Beretta Px4 - .40cal
Kahr - .45ACP
Glock 21 - 45ACP
The SP101 revolver was the one she liked shooting the most. She liked being able to tell it's loaded at a glance, the simplicity of operation, reliability, and the level of recoil while shooting .38 Special. She likes the single/double action.
She tried everything. The recoil of the 9mm's was manageable for her. She shot the S&W 9mm very well but didn't care for the complexity, for now. The .45's were too much recoil and the Glock 21 grip was too big.
Her niece was more recoil averse. She tried the 9mm's. She was okay with .38's but enjoyed the .22 a lot.
It was a good day. She wants to go again soon. She also wants to go to the next gun show with me. She is all about the grip comfort. She is even talking about moving out of DC to VA for FREEDOM!
My friend OldNFO finally found something to do with all his spare time besides causing trouble! "The Bad Guys Don't Stand a Chance Texas rancher and lawman John Cronin
knows what it means to be tough. A decorated Vietnam vet with
connections to law enforcement agencies all around the world, he’s
thwarted smugglers and drug plots across the globe with more than a few
narrow escapes. Whether it’s a sniper competition or teaching the feds a
thing or two about police work, Cronin doesn’t hesitate to pull the
trigger. Of course, this slow-talking lawman’s biggest challenge yet
might be when his granddaughter Jesse falls in love with a Marine. When
drug smugglers stir up trouble in Cronin’s backyard and try to kill
Jesse and her new beau, all hell breaks loose, and Cronin and his
granddaughter are just the people to set things right."
I just watched the season finale of True Detective on HBO. I hear the show actually crashed the HBOGO website. It is a really great but totally whacked show. It's very original and extremely adult in themes and images.
The show has a little gun content, handguns mostly. It had a full auto AK and some short shotguns. But mostly it has insanity...
--Horror movies don't scare me. This kind of thing does...
I really like my iPhone. Not because it's an iPhone, it could be an Android. I really like the fact that I have the Internet handy when I need it.
Last night I was waiting at Ray's Hell Burger to meet a friend for dinner. I was watching for him out the window and it seemed like 8 of 10 people walking by the window had no idea what was happening around them.
I even saw someone that seemed to be actively following a woman, staring at her ass, and she was completely unaware. She was staring at her phone, headphones on, completely clueless of everything.
Carrying a gun is only a single piece of the whole when it comes to self defense. Being aware of your surrounding is a key component.
I have said it before and I will say again. I love living in Virginia.
It is a great state to live in if you are a gun owner. I love the fact that I can buy even Class III items from a classified ad on the Internet.
We are also the 4th safest state to live in. With all the gun freedom some would like you to think that because I can carry a concealed firearm in church or a bar that gunfights would be breaking out everywhere all the time! Nope. Sorry to disappoint them.
--But what the hell is up with the snow this year!?
Virginia: McAuliffe’s First Attempt to Roll Back the Rights of Gun Owners
only two days left in the 2014 regular legislative session, Governor
Terry McAuliffe (D) has made his first attempt to limit the legal use of
firearms in Virginia by returning an amendment to House Bill 962 that
would further restrict how handguns may be stored in vehicles.
Sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), HB 962 would codify an Attorney
General opinion from 2012 (see here), and a decision of the Virginia Court of Appeals from last year, Doulgerakis v. Com., 737 S.E.2d 40 (Va. Ct. App. 2013). House Bill 962 has passed in the House of Delegates by a 70 to 27 vote as well as in the Senate by a 27 to 13 vote.
opinion and decision both found that a handgun in a vehicle doesn’t
have to be in a locked compartment in the motor vehicle to fit within a
statutory exception to the concealed carry prohibition that allows for a
person without a permit to conceal a firearm within a secured
compartment or “secured” container within a motor vehicle. The
McAuliffe amendment seeks to contradict the opinion and ruling by
forcing drivers to keep firearms in a “locked” container rather than
being allowed to secure those firearms in a container without a lock as
they have lawfully been doing for years. What began as a simple
clarification bill would be turned into legislation that is worse than current law.
The House of Delegates is expected to vote on this amendment tomorrow. Please contact your Delegate and respectfully urge him or her to vote against this restrictive amendment.
a brighter note, as of July 1, hunters in the Commonwealth will finally
be permitted to hunt on Sundays on private property with written
landowner permission. House Bill 1237 was signed into law yesterday and its Senate companion, Senate Bill 154, is expected soon to be enacted as well. Please contact the sponsors of these bills, Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15) and Senator Phil Puckett (D-38),
and thank them for their leadership to expand and protect the
Commonwealth's rich hunting heritage and providing greater opportunities
to hunt that will strengthen recruitment and retention.
--We didn't have this problem or this much snow, until JayG moved here!!
Trying to get organized to go to the annual meeting. I have hotel reservations. I have made arrangements for a media pass. My final step is to find out what the concealed carry regs are in Indianapolis, Indiana.