30 November, 2009

Environmentalism is a religion

DOn't think so, then read this.

Environmentalism should be regarded on the same level with religion "as the only compelling, value-based narrative available to humanity," according to a paper written two years ago to influence the future strategy of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the world's would-be environmental watchdog.


Overheard (read) on the IRC.

: I don't need a MAC... I already have a religion

28 November, 2009

G.O. against B.I.G.G.

Sure, you have the NRA, the GOA, the SAF and various state and regional organizations. I am not announcing a non organized grass roots level assemblage of like minded individuals. It's simple, the acronym stands for




There will be no dues, no formal meetings, no officers, no formal structure in place. We won't keep a roll of who's a member.

To not join, don't simply affirm to yourself that you are not a gun owner, and that you won't fight for your rights.

As there are no rules, a couple of suggestions if this were an organization.

Heap scorn on anyone who actively opposes gun ownership by private citizens

Introduce new people to shooting.

That is all you have to do, if it were true. But it's not, so don't do anything.

27 November, 2009

MAIG beating the horse to death... Again.

You have the MAIG, the VPC, the Joyce foundation, the SPLC, The Brady Bunch. All of these organizations whose mission is to curtail the rights of the armed individual. They would have you and me turned into subjects. Our rights would be turned into privileges subject to the whims of a bureaucrat as to whether or not we can exercise those rights.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg in response to the Fort Hood Shooting had this to say. "... that if the federal law requiring the FBI to purge the NICS system of records of approved gun purchasers had not been in place, the FBI would have known that Hasan had bought a gun and changed its judgment about him."

Really? Apparently the (dis)honorable Mr. Bloomberg should read about due process and all those other inconvenient protections we enjoy... for now. And the AG, Eric Holder agrees that curtailing these rights is ok with the Obama administration. I don't take for a minute that either of these two leaders are dumb. They know exactly what they are doing. Don't let them get away with it.

26 November, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This will be the first year that neither of my parents are around. I miss both of them. However, I am thankful for all my friends and extended family. My deepest desire is for everyone to enjoy the time you have with those you love and care about. And yes, even those who you might find... irritating. Don't let the time you have go to waste.

21 November, 2009

Don't crap where you eat

Breda has decided that a certain troll is just not worth it anymore. When people publish a blog it is for their enjoyment and satisfaction. I am like the editor of a newspaper. I do allow comments on my site. I do ask that yoou have a registered account and questionable content is routinely deleted from the comments section. My generosity is not endless, don't abuse it. Play nice with my toys and I'll share with you. Break or abuse them and I'll kick you to the curb.

Riding on the coattails of a mitigatable tragedy

Colin Goddard, a victim of the VA Tech murderer, Seung-Hui Cho, is pimping for The Brady Bunch. In a video for the Brady Bunch, he recounts his ordeal, and it is truly a harrowing ordeal.

That is fine, Mr Goddard and others should have our sympathy. But what Colin Goddard wants is to link Seung-Hui Cho with the so called 'gun show loophole' whereby a person can through a private sale, obtain a gun without filling out a form 4473 and having their background checked.

Police did find that Cho had a receipt for one of the pistols and waited the Virginia state required one month before purchasing his second pistol.

According to a CBS News report, the Glock 19 pistol was purchased at Roanoke Firearms where at the time, the murderer, Cho, met all requirements in purchasing the weapon.

He did not transact a private sale orbuy from a private seller at a gun show. For Colin Goddard to use his experience to further an agenda where the circumstances don't quite fit, is dishonest.
According to Federal Crime Bureau statistics, less than 1% of guns that are used to commit crimes originated at a gun show.

Mr Goddard is a bigot. And, the Virginia Tech university is a bigoted institution for not allowing law abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms, and thereby defend themselves against aggression of this kind.

Getting taken advantage of

Recently, I offered to deprime and clean a considerable amount of 9mm Luger brass for a person.
I did it out of charity for this person, and if they decided to repay me somehow, fine. All the better for me. If not, then I wouldn't have complained. This person is very mercenary and doesn't understand charity very well, if at all. They asked if I wanted anything for doing the work. I said that if they saw fit to compensate me with some of the brass, then fine. I would have kept some of it. If not, well then at least I did a good deed. At one point I was even going to reload some of this brass into rounds for this person. I offered a fair price for my labor as long as the person bought their own supplies such as powder, slugs, and primers.

Alas, tonight while settling a food bill, this person decides to use a buy one get one free coupon for his share. He doesn't share in the bill and expects me to bear the brunt of both the bill and the tip. I was quite upset and was vocal about it. I tend to be generous with my friends and acquaintances as I was taught by my parents. I expect others that I associate with to be the same way, otherwise, they are not welcome in my circle of friends. I've ended friendships over this before.

This just pissed me off and I hate being taken advantage of. I learned a lesson about this person, and will be on my guard in the future.

13 November, 2009

Friday's fun track

This guy made me think of this. The Cars were one of my favorite bands growing up.

National Ammo Day

Thursday November 19th is National Ammo Day. It is a nationwide BUYcott of ammunition. You buy 100 rounds or 100 equivalent pieces of reloading supplies then call or write your representative and let him or her know that you are supporting your second amendment rights by voting with your wallet. The website is http://ammoday.com/ Make Sarah Brady cry and procure some brass, lead, and powder.

10 November, 2009

I'm all for Gun Control

Oh, I haven't gone off the deep end. I haven't become Josh Sugarmann's errand boy. Don't worry my fellow gunnies. When I say I'm for gun control I am for my gun under my control. My safety and well being is more important to me than any law that says I can't carry at x location. That's not to say I would knowingly break our current laws. I just wish to point out that the encroachment upon my liberty is wearing. The 20,000 some odd gun laws are "not enough". I call Bullshit! Paul Helmke is an ass who uses a murder to motivate an agenda. Bigots like him deserve scorn and derision.

FBI NICS Checks up in October

Over 2008 figures, the total number of NICS checks for the month of October was 1,233,982. This represents a 4.3% increase over October last year. I look at this as a way of saying we are winning back our gun rights. Every new shooter that goes to the range and exercises their rights, is one more person to stand up for not just our Second Amendment rights, but all of our rights. I know that since immersing myself in this cause, I've rethought a lot of what it means to be an American. I'll go more into what I mean by that later on. Right now, I'm gonna bask in the numbers and dream of meeting new fellow gunnies.

07 November, 2009

On the Ft. Hood Murders

What happened this last week in Texas at the Ft. Hood Army base is truly a tragedy. Major Hassan shot and killed thirteen people and wounded many more. He did this on a military base with a privately owned weapon. It is said that he calmly walked around and shot to kill those that were already wounded. He even stopped to reload. Finally a civilian contractor, one Kim Munley while taking fire that caused injuries to her, shot the alleged gunman. She stopped him. Isn't it ironic that the very people the gun control groups wish to arm semi-exclusively had to rely on a civilian LEO contractor? On the surface, this was a natural born American citizen who had no desire to be deployed. He had wrote about his dissatisfaction many times on the internet with the way the war in Afghanistand and Iraq is going. He argued with the very soldiers he was being sent to treat. I am calling upon our military to step up and defend the cause of liberty for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines alike and arm them even while stateside. The next time it might be a more determined foe.

04 November, 2009

Drinkin' Pina Coladas at Trader Vics

I know it's a little past Halloween for the subject of this song. I don't care, I really like it.

Update: I forgot to say that this guy likes get songs stuck in my head. This was one of his better choices.

We bought guns, yes we did

We as gun owners bought 1.14 b-b-b-billion dollars worth of 'making Sarah Brady cry' guns. Now, remember two things. The first is the best thing you can put on your guns is wear. All the tacticool mall ninja rail induced laser/red dot/wipeyernose/ doohicky ain't gonna help you shoot any better if you don't pull the trigger in the first place. Second, a right not exercised is a right lost, so refer back to rule number one concerning wear. Ok, there's a third thing, go have fun and shoot.

03 November, 2009

31 October Range Report

First off, sorry for the non existent blogging this last week. While I didn't have swine flu, I had something that left me little inclination to put out any effort.

Our range trip started off to it's usual late self. 10 am turned into 11:30 and lunch for buddy Jason. We met up with his friend Butch, a local LEO.

A new shooter was awaiting us at the range, having gone on ahead. Doug had purchased a Savage Arms rifle from his neighbor in 17 HMR. Doug also shot buddy Bob's Raging Bull. Here's Doug pictured below with the gun still in recoil.

Buddy Jason accompanied Bob and myself to the range and he brought along his Springfield XD45. Here he is below shooting Bob's Raging Bull. I loaded the rounds for the .44 and tried the magnum primers for this particular batch. There seemed to be less sting with the magnum load as opposed to the large pistol load. That's Jason in the black coat with Bob in the foreground holding his Ruger two tome SR9. Bob loves stainless steel.

We had another new shooter out there, Mike. Here he is shooting a .357 magnum Taurus provided by another gentleman named Jason.

Mike was leery of shooting my Remington 870, but after a couple of rounds, he took to it like a duck to water. I wish I had pictures of him shooting that. Mike also really took to both of the Ruger 10/22 present. I can't think of a better platform to introduce new adult shooters to pulling the trigger than one of these guns. I think Mike is going to be visiting Cabela's soon.

It was a beautiful day after the previous weeks rain that had us setting records for October rainfall.