Posts filed under ‘Firearms’

Took a New Shooter to the Range

I took a coworker to the range today.  He has fired shotguns, but never a handgun.

I started him out with a Walther P22 at 5 yards.  It only took a single magazine for him to learn the sights, then he proceeded to obliterate the center of the target.

Once he was comfortable with the .22 caliber, I introduced him to 9mm in a full size XD.  Another shooter let him try a Glock in .45 ACP, then he learned the difference between .38 Special and .357 Magnum out of a Ruger Blackhawk.  He really enjoyed the “cowboy” pistol and can’t wait until our next range trip.

A Great Day At The Range.

March 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Civil Rights

You can’t support Civil Rights and oppose limited government.

Civil Rights are by definition a limit on government.

Give me liberty

Unlimited government (if we rid ourselves of that pesky constitution) can regulate speech, the press and religion; ban guns and deny the right to petition or assemble; deny fair or speedy trials and use force confessions – well, you get the idea.


January 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

I Might Be A Gun Nut

I took my wife to see Skyfall last night (Minor Spoiler).

During a scene where Bond and his companions assess their stock of weapons just before being attacked by the bad guys, we see one rifle, one shotgun, one pistol and one hunting knife.

My wife (who doesn’t like guns) leans over and whispers into my ear:

“They should have come to our house.”

November 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Si vis pacem, para bellum

“If you wish for peace, prepare for war”

I almost missed it, but Happy Parabellum Day ! ! !

9 x 19


Hey, I figure that if March 14th can be Pi Day, then September 19th must celebrate the 9mm Parabellum.  Just don’t shoot them up into the air to celebrate.

September 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Common Ground

So Schumer, Lautenberg, Feinstein, et al, are up to their old tricks – slipping an anti-gun amendment into the Cyber-Security bill being considered by the Senate.

“Maybe we could come together on guns if each side gave some,” Schumer said.

And earlier this week, Obama stated that AK-47s (and implied all “assault weapons”) were only properly used by the military and all other uses were criminal.

So here’s my proposal to Obama and Schumer:

A complete ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons with the appearance of military weapons, and all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition by all federal, state, county and local law enforcement throughout the United States.  The President and Congress have direct authority to insure compliance by all federal employees (FBI, DHS, DEA, ATFE, DEA, USDA, EPA, etc…) and can use their funding requirements to bring states and local municipalities into line.

Any objection to such a law would constitute an admission of lying to the American people.  Law enforcement, not even the Secret Service, are military personnel.

After 10 years of enforcement, the results can be evaluated and if removing these weapons and magazines from law enforcement can be proven to reduce crime, then we can discuss implementing a similar law for the general public.

So that’s my proposal, Mr Schumer.  Give a little, like you proposed.

Or else Go Fuck Yourself and leave my rights alone.

July 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

The Case Against “Need”

We’ve all heard the arguments:

Why does anyone need a gun? 5 guns? 50 guns? Scary looking guns with shoulder thingies that go up?

And we usually answer:  “What’s need got to do with it?”

I want to go even further.

Why does anyone need to mountain climb?  Rock climb?  Sky dive?  Scuba dive?

No one needs to watch television or go to the movie theater.  In fact, health professionals keep telling us to get off our butts and get some exercise.

We don’t need pizza, donuts, ice cream or Kobe beef.  Maybe Congress should shut down all the restaurants and mandate everyone eats a specified diet of vegetables and grilled chicken.

We don’t need large houses or even large apartments.  We don’t need fast cars or big trucks.

As a country experiencing serious economic troubles, a $16 trillion debt and over $1 trillion deficits for the foreseeable future, we certainly don’t need to borrow more money to fund art, music, sports and other luxuries.

If history is any guide, we don’t need Freedom.

But then, the gun-banners already know that.

May 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm 1 comment

Boss shoots employee

Found this via Alphecca.

Boss Shows Off Gun To Convenience Store Employee, Accidentally Shoots her

What I found interesting is that the article goes to great lengths not to identify the sex of the boss in question.

The boss …

… the gun …

And the clincher:  “The woman and boss weren’t immediately identified.”

Why am I fairly certain that the boss in this case must be female?

September 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I’d Buy That for a Dollar

Best comic ever.

via Gun Free Zone (now added to sidebar)


August 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Lost Post

I had started a nice little post on dear Senator Lugar, prompted by Roberta‘s post about TSA’s endorsement of him. I linked to Roberta, then I mentioned Senator Jerry Moran’s and Senator Jon Testor’s letter to Obama and Hillary opposing US ratification of the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty. I provided links to the news story about the letter and a pdf of the letter as well.
The letter was signed by 51 US Senators, demonstrating that the treaty would not be ratified by the US Senate and would not be binding on the United States. I was pleasantly surprised that the letter was signed by “moderate” Republican Senators Collins and Snowe, as well as by Indiana Senator Dan Coats.
The letter was NOT signed by Indiana Senator Richard Lugar who will be up for re-election next year.
Last year, Lugar pushed the lie that 90% of the guns used in Mexican crime came from US gun stores and gun shows. His absence from this opposition letter is no surprise.
I will vote for anyone rather than Lugar next year.
When I attempted to link to Lugar’s website to show his support for the 90% lie, my browser locked up and I lost this post. So here it is again, minus the links.

July 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Give Me Liberty …


June 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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