December 06, 2013

Hudak Hears A Howl

You've probably already heard that public servant Hudak resigned her seat lest the recall turn the Colorado senate over to the republicans (a lengthier treatment of Hudak stepping down can be found here). And the apologists have come out in...
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November 09, 2013


The united States has many cultures within it. Not just sub-cultures, but cultures. Just so we're on the same page, a definition (from wikipedia, but let's go with it anyway) " integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic...
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September 27, 2013

You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had

Being a smart ass can make serious discussions tricky, I admit. Take for example this recent exchange: Scarlett: So what do you think about the Starbucks thing? Pub: I don't want to have to hash this out again. All I'm...
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I Stand Corrected

I used to say the ATFEIEIO was incompetent and this was apparent because of the actions of their firearms division. I was wrong; it's not just their firearms division that behaves irresponsibly: "Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of...
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September 21, 2013


Well, when a co-worker and our boss quit on the same day, I thought that'd max out the overtime opportunities within the company. I was wrong. After that the owners decided they didn't need a supervisor over my division after...
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July 11, 2013

Time Ain't On My Side

It is absolutely hysterical how much overtime a person can rack up when a co-worker and the boss quit on the same day. However it is not the least bit funny when the owner of the company decides that "we...
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June 05, 2013

If We Recall Correctly

The Morse recall petition has been turned in with about 16,000 signatures (despite some nasty tricks Bloomberg and his followers were pulling). Only a bit over 7,000 were needed, so it looks like a recall is likely. Possibly. In theory....
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May 28, 2013

The Not So Secret Police

If you thought the gun owner control laws here in Colorado wouldn't be enforced vigorously, think again: "Agencies from across Metro Denver have come together in an effort to prevent firearm violence this summer, the group announced today. The effort,...
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May 10, 2013


According to Shall Not Be Questioned, the SAF is backing gun owner control again. The specifics are that while Manchin is trying to drum up support for his and Toomey's universal background check bill, an SAF article is saying it's...
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May 08, 2013


That'd be Illegal Emotional Blackmailers Against Guns - a paid subsidiary of Illegal Mayors Against Guns: Father of Sandy Hook victim faces criminal charges He's facing five charges, all bounced checks, but two of them were written on accounts closed...
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April 26, 2013

What If You Threw An Orgy And Nobody Came?

That appears to be the result when anti gun owner groups try to rally the people to spontaneously demonstrate, claiming 90% of folk insist on harsher gun owner controls. The idea was that a visible demonstration of proletariat fury would...
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April 14, 2013


The progressive pantheon has no higher deity than the Victim. Sacred, honored and often unquestionable as most true Victims are deceased. There are some living Victims, and it's arguable that the status of Victim is something the progressives wish to...
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April 13, 2013

Waitin' For The Bus

A suspect in a fatal stabbing on a bus in Denver has been arrested. Witnesses say two men were arguing, and they next thing they knew one of those men got all stabbed. (I assume "transfer center" means "really big...
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April 08, 2013

Break That Silence Girl

Public servant Degette (D-Plorable) had an intellect malfunction concerning the re-usable nature of magazines. She then doubled down by claiming it was noun confusion and she really meant clips. (I wrote about it here.) The Denver Post, which actually claims...
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April 04, 2013

An Indulgence

Gun owners (and those generally in favor of our gun culture) have tried for decades (millenniums if you take the general concept of owning weapons, not just guns per se) to use facts to persuade folks to not punish us...
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April 03, 2013

The Master Cometh

Obama is coming to town, and the press seems all a tither: Obama to praise Colorado gun control laws Wednesday at Denver Police Academy: "The landmark legislation has made Colorado, a state with a deep western heritage that’s also endured...
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March 25, 2013

Godwin Damn It

A newspaper article attempts to provide a bit of fact checking to claims made concerning Nazi gun owner control laws. "Objectively, it might have made things worse' if the Jews who fought the Nazis in the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising...
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March 21, 2013

Dominos Offers Reward Instead Of Choice

Domino's, like Papa John's and Pizza Hut, have very simple self defense policies: they're against it. Any possession of a weapon, even in your own car while on their clock, or any attempt to resist a confrontational crime, will result...
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March 09, 2013

It Aint Over Til It's Over

The Colorado senate gave preliminary approval to 5 anti-gunowner bills while shelving 2. But it's not a done deal; on Monday they'll take up the 5 remaining bills for a recorded vote. If the house bills pass they'll go to...
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March 04, 2013

Coming At You Live

Via this link you should find a player. The default is the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee, which is hearing HB 1226 (the ban on concealed carry on a college campus), HB 1228 (The tax on background...
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Re: Morse

Oh now this is funny: “I can’t tell you how much the work we’ve been doing in the state has really ginned up folks who are opposed to us,' Morse said. 'We’ve been getting an awful lot of ‘screw yous.’...
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February 24, 2013

Invisible Hands Do Leave Fingerprints

This story claims not a lot of cash has been spent in Colorado yet on behalf of the gun owner control bills. Of note: "Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spent $4,000 supporting both...
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February 18, 2013

Virtual Carpetbaggery

A long time ago (called right now) in a state far far too close (that'd be my, the state)... Senator Barackatine, who became chancellor amidst vows to rid the Republic of the corruption that threatened to topple it, became frustrated...
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February 16, 2013

A Dread Ringer

Billll wonders if the push for gun control at the state level is connected. I'd say yes and there's a rationale that seems to fit. Biden has called 4 Colorado dems to give them a pep talk on these gun...
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February 12, 2013

HB 1229 passes first hurdle

Colorado HB 1229 has been passed out of committee on a 7-4 party line vote. (For a refresher on what HB 1229 does look here.) I saw the hearing. They trumped out the usual types - relatives of folks murdered...
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February 02, 2013

On The Sly Again

He's at it again. Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapons ban No big surprise. Stallone supported the first "assault weapons" ban and has made several anti gun owner statements over the decades. But let's debunk his money quote for this news...
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May 04, 2007

Republican Presidential Debate Number 1

I was going to just watch the Republican Presidential Debate & see what I could gleem from it. I got about 4 minutes into it & decided to just go ahead & write down my impressions as they hit me....
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April 29, 2007

Linkage Minus Thinkage Part 3,986

Still swamped. Med Valley High's Grand Rounds (basically a carnival of med blogs) has a few posts dealing with the Virginia Tech Massacre. (On a semi-related note there's an amusing post called "raodmap for the emergency department"). "Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich...
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April 24, 2007

NRA Pushes For More Gun Control Again

In this post called "Crazy" (where I argued against an expansion of mental health records in the NICS system) I pointed to The Liberty Zone & The War On Guns for more information on rumors that the NRA was talking...
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April 23, 2007


Of course there's the Aerosmith tune (vid here & live vid here) which is about the peculiar manifestation of insanity that most call love (I especially dig the part at the end where it breaks down & the guitar is...
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April 20, 2007


McCarthy has introduced HR 1859: Anti-Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2007 (h/t Say Uncle). It's a slick one too - what it does is more or less partially re-instate the 1994 "assault weapons" ban in order to define...
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April 19, 2007

More Links On Virginia Tech Massacre

Rushed yet again. In the extended entry I'll list a bunch of links that you may find interesting. All are concerning or related to the Virginia Tech Massacre &/or the calls for more gun control in its wake....
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April 18, 2007

Help Wanted

Due to recent events several major media news providers have found a shortage of key personnel. Positions open include: Violence Policy Center Press Release-To-News Article Transcriptionist Brady Campaign Press Release-To-News Article Transcriptionist Americans For Gun Safety Press Release-To-News Article Transcriptionist...
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April 17, 2007

Politics Of The Virginia Tech Massacre

There are two aspects I wish to discuss. Of course one is the political side of things as this will be used as a rallying cry by the anti's in the next few weeks &/or months. The other is the...
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April 09, 2007

I Saw Red (Again)

I've used this song before but couldn't think of another as title appropriate. Here's a vid of the tune done by Jani Lane (& yes, the attempts at harmony by the keyboard player are irritating but otherwise it's not a...
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More Bartering

In Colorado a new law has been passed that requires a Colorado resident to have a Colorado CCW. Out of state CCW's held by Colorado residents will no longer be honored. Reading the language of the senate version of the...
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April 07, 2007

No Art For The Children

Michelle Malkin has a post up on anti-gun folks trying to stop a statue of a decorated sailor killed in combat (h/t Bitter). The gist is that a statue (a bronze sculpture to be precise) of Danny P. Dietz, Gunner's...
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Just Say No

Via Of Arms & The Law: "Use of a firearm to protect yourself or property is not recommended. * Guns stolen from residences are a primary way of getting guns into the hands of criminals. * Half of all the...
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April 05, 2007

Bright Lights Big City

It's a Jimmy Reed tune that's been covered quite a bit as any blues standard should be. It's always been a favorite of mine for some reason. I couldn't find Reed's version or Donald Fagen's (which is probably my favorite...
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April 03, 2007

Shooter And The National Forest Situation

Michael Bane has an update & summation on the situation with anti-gun Park Rangers trying to shut down shooting in the National Forests here in Colorado (following a few paragraph review of the movie Shooter). Go read....
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March 30, 2007

Dirty Diana

Feinstein of course. & guess what babygirl has been up to? If you guessed about 1.5 billion dollars worth of unethical conduct then you'd be right. "Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has abruptly walked away from her responsibilities with the Senate...
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March 18, 2007

Some Quick Links

Illinois is contemplating more gun control laws. The funny part to me is that firearms manufacturers are still threatening to leave Illinois. I really don't understand why they didn't escape from there long ago. In other news the ATFU closes...
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March 17, 2007

Fisking Erwin

(After I had finished the bulk of this post I took a break & noticed that The Smallest Minority had seen fit to fisk Mr. Chemerinsky's article as well. By all means go read his post.) A law professor of...
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March 13, 2007

Problems With Parker

This is not an analysis of the decision in the broad sense. It's merely touching on some areas of concern from the decision itself. I'll skip the discussion of standing & try to get to the heart of my concerns....
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February 13, 2007

ATFU Season?

Gunner, bless his little heart, left a note for the ATFU on their website. While I got a big chuckle out of Gunner's post my response would have inquired about seasons & bag limits. In fact I can envision the...
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February 09, 2007

Illinois Is Too Taxing For Gun Owners

I've bitched about Illinois before. I'll likely do so again. The state just isn't good for gun owners. To make things worse the asshats of Cook County want to put a 10 cent tax on bullets. "Commissioner Roberto Maldonado wants...
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A mature gentleman in his 50's is out dining one evening. He sees a very attractive lady in her early 20's dining alone & wanders over to her table. He introduces himself & asks her pardon for the bluntness of...
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February 08, 2007

From The DOP

That'd be the Department of the Posterior since it seems they're staffed by a bunch of asses. The VCDL (along with OFCC) tried to petition the Deprtment of Interior to revise its regulations concerning firearms in National Parks. The DOI...
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February 04, 2007

No Need To Read The Denver Post

I mentioned a few days ago that the Denver Post had an editorial up condemning the proposed expansion of Colorado's use of force laws. Let's go ahead & give it a proper fisking shall we? "No need to expand home-intruder...
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January 25, 2007

A Hand For The ATFU?

Via Say Uncle I've discovered that the ATFU wants my thumbs. For a start: "Because the thumb will allow the rifle to fire more than one round with a single pull of the opposite hand it is a machine gun...
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December 31, 2006

A Busy Year Ahead

From The Herald News' article. This is an excerpt which was taken from a letter written by Richard Pearson, president of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): "The following are the Brady Campaign's agenda for the 2007-2008 legislative session. 1....
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December 30, 2006

The Root Of Homeland Is Home

How many times have we heard, as a justification for an "assault weapons" ban that certain semi-automatic firearms had no use as a sporting or defensive tool? Well it won't change much for those who scream that BS the loudest...
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December 29, 2006

Wayne Fincher

The War On Guns has a letter posted from Wayne Fincher. There's also a link to some background on Mr. Fincher. & here's Kim du Toit's post on Mr. Fincher's situation. the gist is that Mr. Fincher is fighting the...
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December 26, 2006

ATFU Roundup

Say Uncle has been keeping tabs on things. I offer you the following posts of his which cover ATFU activities: Akins Accelerator Update So, what next? (which lists a few ATFU problems) Who needs lawsuits? (which discusses a bankrupting strategy...
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December 25, 2006

Physician Heal Thyself

It looks like one did. "...DeBakey, 98, is the oldest survivor of the operation he developed to repair a damaged aorta, the main artery from the heart. He is back to working nearly full days and walks increasingly longer distances,...
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December 23, 2006

Mass AWB?

Freedomsight discusses Romney's lack of Republican street cred in a recent post of his called Mitt Romney - RINO Socialist. In that post he links to a story about Romney signing & praising a Massachusetts "assault weapons" ban. But it...
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December 22, 2006

Another Confiscation In Cali

An elderly lady held two burglars at gunpoint until the cops could arrive to take them away (scroll down). They took them away, but they also absconded with the lady's pistol. Seems fräulein's paperverk vas not in oar-der it wasn't...
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December 19, 2006

Live And Let Die

Here's the vid from the Bond flick. Miss Bitter has an idea: call the ATFU snitchline & turn in Bloomberg, with writing the MSM thrown in to make sure the calls don't go unanswered. I'm kinda torn. There'd certainly be...
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December 16, 2006

Two Down Follow Up

There's more info about the two ATFU agents who were shot while invading a Georgia man's home in the middle of the night. Details Emerging in ATF Shooting "Police say it all started when ATF agents tried to serve Durden...
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Two Down

Two ATFU agents were shot in a 4 a.m. raid in or around Atlanta, Ga. (h/t Of Arms & the Law) To paraphrase something attributed to Mark Twain & Clarence Darrow, I have never shot a person who makes a...
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December 14, 2006

It Don't Matter To The Sun

It's a tune from a Garth Brooks album but it's not country. In fact nothing on the album was; it was R&B/Soul. Poppish yes but R&B/Soul nonetheless. (I played a few tracks off the album to some guys in an...
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December 13, 2006

How To Save A Life

If you haven’t heard this tune yet you must not have been near a radio for any length of time this year. It's by The Fray & it's loosely about a person trying unsuccessfully to counsel a troubled kid, offering...
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December 12, 2006

Is It A Crime

Sade. I could go on for days about how smooth Miss Adu's voice is. Here's the vid of the studio version. Here's a vid of a nice live rendition complete with a decent guitar solo. & here are the lyrics....
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December 09, 2006

Suddenly I See

I must be in some sort of Scottish mood today. Suddenly I See is a KT Tunstall tune released in late august of 2005 but it didn't get a lot of airplay over here till this past summer. It's a...
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October 26, 2006


The NBA commissioner says he thinks guns are okay at home but shouldn't be carried. "It's a pretty, I think, widely accepted statistic that if you carry a gun, your chances of being shot by one increase dramatically,' Stern said...
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October 25, 2006


Aubrey Turner is saying that the Texas teacher who was teaching students to resist an armed aggressor has been reassigned to "work from home" & the school system has sent out a letter disavowing the idea of resisting. (h/t Of...
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October 22, 2006

Denver Discedere Ad Inferos

Discedere ad inferos is Latin for "go to hell" in case you were wondering. Denver. It'd be an alright place except for the scum who run the damned town. Denver prosecutor Dawn Weber is arguing that the state's "make my...
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October 19, 2006

Colorado Bulldog

Mr. Big. Helluva tune if you dig the hard/progressive rock thing. Matter of fact here's them doing it live courtesy of I used to love playing that stuff when I was a kid (though my fav was "Addicted to...
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October 17, 2006

Get The Funk Out

Extreme. Nice little funk'n'roll tune. This will be a fisking. Just cause. & h/t to Say Uncle (who already took down one of the arguments made in the article). Get the guns out of your homes by Mary Sanchez. Personally...
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October 04, 2006

People Get Ready

(Most folks either remember the spiritual as a Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck tune or as Bob Marley's basis for One Love, but I originally heard it from The Chambers Brothers. It was a Curtis Mayfield tune & The Impressions recorded it...
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Stop The World

(A rather lovely tune by Extreme from their III Sides To Every Story cd.) Rosie O'Donnel is claiming that the second amendment is not really a Right. A semi-anonymous (just a last initial on her i.d.?) government agent is claiming...
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September 25, 2006


Beautiful little tune by a progressive rock band called Dream Theater. Say Uncle reports that the LA county gun task force is being active. & they seem to be targeting members of the .50 Caliber Institute. Kevin of The Smallest...
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July 29, 2006

The Bane Of The USFS Hoplophobes

Michael Bane brings us more news about the USFS's attempts to shut down public lands to shooting. Go check out his posts No, As a Matter of Fact, I Haven't Blogged Anything Today! & Saturday Catch-Up Before My Bike Ride....
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July 27, 2006

No Time Like The Present

"Several Illinois gun manufacturers said Wednesday they will pack up and leave Illinois if state lawmakers approve a ban on assault weapons." That's from a March 3rd, 2006 dated article. Now I gotta ask - why wait? It ain't like...
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July 25, 2006


I was taking a casual stroll on the net when I stumbled upon the FAQ over at Some good advice, some less than good advice (imho) but overall not a bad resource. But what piqued my interest was this:...
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July 21, 2006


That'd be Richard Celata (of KT Ordnance) being interviewed by Aaron Zelmen (of JPFO) (via End the War On Freedom). It looks like they're trying to get him on manufacturing w/o a license. Oddly enough that's the same bullshit they're...
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July 19, 2006

Kanadian Ordnance?

I've been meaning to write about this. Say Uncle has some links to a couple of news stories about KT Ordnance. They can be accessed by clicking here & here. It honestly sounds like a bad novel. The sheriff asked...
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July 18, 2006

In News From Outside The u.S.

Cali gun gestapo rolling again. BATFU "helping". So to all my Cali readers I have this message for you. From friends. Chair against wall. Chair against wall. Charlie has a long mohawk. Charlie has a long mohawk. Sic Semper Kalifornication....
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June 21, 2006

UN Press Release On Small Arms Conference

Well that's what it seems like to me. Small arms: the global trade in life and death By Jeremy Lovell Tue Jun 20, 8:26 AM ET "LONDON (Reuters) - From Africa to Bosnia, back to Africa and on to the...
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May 28, 2006

Gun Safety From The Washington Post

Because when I think of the importance of gun safety, I think of a newspaper based in a city with essentially a complete ban on guns where at least 85% of the employees have probably never touched a gun. I...
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May 04, 2006

New Head of Brady Announced

The Brady Bunch has announced their new leader since Michael Barnes is leaving after 6 years of failure. It's former Fort Wayne Indiana mayor Paul Helmke, a Republican. I didn't know the Brady budget until now: The Brady organizations, with...
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April 11, 2006


What's the difference between Myer's Park (an affluent neighborhood in Charlotte, NC) & yogurt? Well yogurt is a living culture. Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all night. Don't forget to tip your waitress - heroin isn't getting any...
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March 31, 2006

ATFU Hearings Part Three

I still haven't found a transcript or video of the 2nd hearings where the ATFU presumably rebutted the allegations of discrimination & law breaking on the part of their agents. Hence this is part 3. Part 1 can be found...
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More On The ATFU

Say Uncle has more. & more. & still more. In the first linked post Uncle says he doesn't necessarily think the ATFU should be disbanded. In the comments to that post Marc of Ninth Stage suggests they be restructured to...
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March 24, 2006

ATFU At It Again

Say Uncle has some of the details on a fellow name of Scoot being persecuted by the ATFU. There's also a defense fund. Uncle also points to Michael Silence who has a round up of related posts. The gist: a...
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February 21, 2006

Vid Of ATFU Hearings

Of Arms & the Law has a post up with this link to a video clip of the ATFU hearings. At least the first part of them. It's about an hour & 20 minutes long & deals with the allegations...
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February 19, 2006

And They Thought I Was Kidding

"These must be the dumbest ATF agents in the entire agency,' [Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.)] said. 'I am absolutely shocked that they could be that stupid.' 'It's almost to the point that it's difficult to believe,' he added. 'I have...
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February 17, 2006

ATFU; Gun Owners' Public Enemy Number One

Of Arms & the Law linked to this story about the ATFU hearings in Congress. I think it deserves a fisking. Shall we?...
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January 16, 2006

I've Got An Alibi

I was in Wichita, Kansas but I was not involved in the shooting involving an ATFU agent. That should be obvious since the ATFU agents involved are both alive but I just wanted to clarify that. There are some questions...
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October 31, 2005

ATFU At It Again

Via FreedomSight. The ATFU seems to be up to their old tricks. First of all the firearms division of that particular alphabet agency engages in nothing but unconstitutional activities, so it's not too surprising that they'd have no trouble bending...
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September 09, 2005

Hypothetical My Ass!!!

I am trying very hard to restrain my words. Forgive me for any impolite lapses. In New Orleans they are going door to door stealing weapons. This would be the cops. Not just locals. There are rumors that Federal agents...
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August 31, 2005

Gun Control Reasoning

Gun control is being able to say that an armed 72 year old is morally inferior to the man who was killed in the process of stabbing his ex-wife. It's being able to say that a woman who will likely...
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July 19, 2005

Ballistics Of A Ban

Via Jed I found that Gunscribe has done some useful digging into S 527. The gist is that it claims to be concerned with banning the FN-57 pistol & its ammunition because it will penetrate bullet resistant vests. What it...
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July 12, 2005

Columbus, Ohio Can Go Straight To Hell

"The maintenance of the right to bear arms is a most essential one to every free people and should not be whittled down by technical constructions." [State vs. Kerner, 181 N.C. 574, 107 S.E. 222, at 224 (1921)] In the...
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July 11, 2005

Coming To A City Near You?

Today the Columbus City Council will vote on its "assault weapons" ban. Nasty piece of tripe. Could be worse but it wouldn't require much tweaking to achieve that. The folks who wrote this one - well odds are they aren't...
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June 25, 2005

Another Field Report

Background info can be found starting here. I went to another shooting range in Boulder County in a National Forest. No signs were posted other than prohibiting vehicles. Nice area; much cleaner than Left Hand Canyon. This one was wets...
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June 24, 2005

Field Report From Left Hand Canyon

Left Hand Canyon is still open for target shooting. (For the background on this look here.) That's the entrance to the shooting area at Left Hand Canyon just outside of Boulder, Colorado. Here's a close up of the sign: If...
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June 22, 2005

More On The USDA FS BS

Michael Bane has an update on the Forest Service closing down shooting ranges on National Forest land. For the background on this look here....
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June 18, 2005

USFS Shuts Down Public Ranges In Colorado

Michael Bane first posted about the USFS closing down a shooting range near his home. We all assumed this was an isolated incident. Now it seems all public ranges in National Forests in Boulder county have been shut down by...
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June 08, 2005

Gun Ban Bigots Cite "Newspaper Loophole"

US Newswire reports Daily Newspapers in Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska No Longer Accept Classified Ads for Guns, as Momentum Builds to 'Close Newspaper Loophole'. The last time I read the term "loophole" in re. gun laws, I wrote about how...
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May 30, 2005

Setting the Record Straight on the .50 BMG

I continue to hear gun rights activists repeat the statement that the .50 BMG has never been used in a crime. I first heard about this as a claim made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in his book...
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March 22, 2005

Figures - On Both Counts

Nicki has been posting up a storm since she left my blog. (that's the first "figures"). Of particular interest she posts about a Handgun Control Inc Brady Campaign to enable easier pickins for criminals Prevent Gun Violence press release calling...
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March 16, 2005

Reader Participation Required

Kim du Toit posted a link to an anti-gun lobby wish list. It's a document entitled Hand Gun Control Inc 1993 Plan....
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February 21, 2005

Criminal News Network?

Or how about Conspiracist News Network? Whichever you prefer it damned sure ain't the Constitutionalist News network....
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December 03, 2004

Trust Who?

I was waiting while having some work done to my car. Normally I brave the elements & watch the mechanics automotive technicians rob me blind perform the valuable, timely & economical service to my vehicle. Today it was colder than...
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November 22, 2004

Ashamed Of Winners? Or Afraid Of Winners?

Gunner of No Quarters has a post up called Avoiding Winners? In it he questions why the CCRKBA & the NRA distance themselves from the Virginia Citizens Defense League. There are several explanations that come to mind. Two seem plausible,...
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July 17, 2004

Us Hillbillies Has Gots Tu Stik Tugeder

Matt at Stop The Bleating has a fine fisking of a Washinton Times article. The article decries the practice of openly carrying arms. Put down your chaw & go study on it a spell. (Redneck to Instapundit translation - Heh....
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June 25, 2004

AWB Update

Just a quick summary of the latest in the "Assault Weapons" Ban renewal attempts....
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June 10, 2004

I Told You So?

Say Uncle discusses this article by Robert Ricker. Ricker is a former firearms industry insider who switched sides to support various lawsuits against firearms manufacturers....
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May 10, 2004

Check Please

Alphecca's Weekly Check on the Bias (now powered by Moveable Type 2.661) is up. It concentrates on the Million Mom March this past weekend. & million is used loosely. Very loosely. Extremely Loosely. Downright inaccurately in fact. While Jeff's check...
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May 06, 2004

Interesting things in the blogosphere

First of all a very sincere welcome back to Ms. Rachel Lucas. She was missed. Clayton Cramer has a post up about a Chicago city official demanding & then defending preferential treatment for elected officials (namely herself). Clayton asks if...
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April 30, 2004

Yet another federal gun control bill to be proposed

Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) will hold a press conference on Monday, May 3rd to announce a proposed federal bill that would ban .50 "sniper" rifles....
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