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Quotes of the week

Welfare is bad...because it is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives.
– Charles Murray

Man exists for his own sake and not to add a laborer to the state.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
– Winston Churchill

The essential notion of a capitalist society…is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange.
– Milton Friedman

Friday Gun Porn: A Glock?

I don't usually don't consider Glocks porn worthy, but this one is nice work.


--As seen on Pinterest!

Real Bobba Fet Helmet

Galac Tac is producing a practical version of the Stars Wars favorite.

I will bet money you will see these as Cosplay soon.

--Fun stuff.

Snowzilla 2016

Virginia got buried.

We managed. We never lost power. We had a lot of warning for we were ready.

It's during blizzards when I regret that this house does not have a real fireplace. My net home will.

Store shelves were wiped clear. In a scary kind of apocalypse kind of way.

I will be reviewing the pantry stores this week.

--It's a good day to clean a gun from the back of the safe.

Quotes of the Week

Gun Control: Simple But Wrong
The essential notion of a capitalist society…is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange.
– Milton Friedman

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
– Winston Churchill

Genuine free trade doesn’t require a treaty.
– Murray Rothbard

Something appears to have gone wrong: A liberal and compassionate social policy has bred...perverse consequences.
– Irving Kristol

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
– Benjamin Franklin

Range report

I went to the range yesterday with my friend Tony. It was still seriously crowded. ESS has 42 lanes and had about an hour wait.

I think it's like the after Holidays run at gyms. Except it lasts longer.

We had some fun shooting .22 shorts!

--More later.

Happy MLK

I have the day off today.

I saw this gun in my Facebook feed this morning. This was some serious,high tech,tactical, goodness back in the day.

You had to be in some bad mojo if you were carrying this around. It's an open pan flintlock. There would be loose black powder in that pan as you walked around.

--Very collectible.

Quotes of the week

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
– Abraham Lincoln

I do not believe that the government should have its...nose poked into the private consensual relationships between people.
– John Anderson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
– Thomas Jefferson

The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
– Woodrow Wilson

We know that enduring peace cannot be bought at the cost of other people's freedom.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Constitution: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.
– Michael Badnarik

The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation.
– William T. Gossett

Restriction of free thought and free speech is...the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
– Justice William O. Douglas

For the average American, freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.
– Gore Vidal

Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate.
– Henry J. Hyde

Random Friday

I could not force myself to watch the Republican debates last night. It was the same with the State of the Union address. It makes me miss Richard Nixon.

My wife took her concealed carry training class this week. She wants me to find a shoulder rig for her.

Weather finally got freezing cold.

It is a long weekend for me with MLK Monday off. I should be able to get a lot of writing done.

I am really hating the media today. We have a safer world now than we have ever had. They use fear to sell soap.

I am mostly tired of the term "Gun Violence" as if other kinds of murder doesn't count.

--Coffee and work!

AR15 Lower Build Procedure

I encourage everyone to buy a stripped lower and a parts kit to assemble yourself. Putting it together yourself is easy and it helps you understand how the the functions.



--Watch those tiny springs!

Person of the Week: Officer Jesse Hartnett

This week, Officer Jesse Hartnett was attacked, ambushed, by an Islamic Extremist. He was shot at 13 times and even though he was wounded he returned fire hitting the bastard who was later apprehended. Officer Hartnett is in stable condition but his arm was severely damaged.


--Get well soon Jesse.

Random Monday

Well it's another Monday and I am running dry on blog fodder.

The Powerball lotto is up to $1.3 Billion. The 'what if I won?' dream list of guns I would buy has been simplified to ALL. If you had that much cash I would be buying gun stores, security firms, and secure compounds.

All our Christmas decorations are down now. The house seems much bigger inside.

This is the first 5 day work week for me since Thanksgiving week! Oh the Humanity!

I may go see Star Wars again this week in IMAX 3D.

I hope to finish up the first draft of my next novel this week.

They just said there is an Arctic Chill headed this way. I'm ready. I have a Ka-Bar ice scraper!

--Need more coffee...

Quotes of the Week

The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation.
– William T. Gossett

Restriction of free thought and free speech is...the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
– Justice William O. Douglas

For the average American, freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.
– Gore Vidal

Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate.
– Henry J. Hyde

Where men cannot freely convey their thoughts to one another, no other liberty is secure.
– William E. Hocking

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
– Granville Hicks

One's right to...free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly…may not be submitted to vote...
– Robert H. Jackson

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

Gun Porn: Ruger Charger

The Ruger Charger now has all the features I wanted. It the Takedown version, picatinny rail and a threaded barrel!


--Is it Christmas yet!?

Mythbustersm thumbusters!

I find this video very interesting because I own that gun!

 

--OUCH!

Person of the Week: Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn

Retired in 2014, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn
Retired in 2014, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, served in the U.S. Army for 30 years but believes the nation is being lead by an ideological allegiance that crowds out strategies and decisions based on facts on the ground.

According to the candid Flynn, President Obama — who called ISIS a “JV team” — is downplaying the Islamic threat and overstating our readiness because of an allegiance to his ideology. The energetic general dismisses the tone-deaf Democrat or media elite’s focus on gun control or Islamaphobia after the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Flynn says, “It is about religion, and not about gun control.”

--Read more: The Daily Caller

Crowded

I went to the Nations Gun Show this weekend and noted a few things.

First of all it was super crowded. and people were buying.

Ammo was in good supply but prices were not as good as the past.

The beef jerky was excellent.

I was looking for a specific rifle and did not find the one I wanted. I want a Savage MKII FV-SR. It's a .22LR and has a threaded barrel for a can.

--I will keep looking.

Quotes of the Week

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited…
–Edmund A. Opitz

No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited…
–Edmund A. Opitz

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
– Judge Learned Hand

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
– Thomas B. Reed

If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.
– Jacob Hornberger

The American people are becoming more and more afraid of, and are running away from, their own revolution.
– Leonard E. Read
For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.
– Harry Browne

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears above ground he is a protector.
– Plato

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
– Milton Friedman