30 September, 2010

Join me and together we'll crush the em.... forces of darkness

PSH is rearing it's head over a proposed law loosening New Jersey laws that pertain to concealed carry of a firearm.

Senator Van Drew, for whatever reason, is kowtowing to the pro-gun forces of darkness who want to turn this country into an armed society. It’s very simple: Do we want to be standing in line at a grocery store, at a movie theater, sitting next to someone in a church or anywhere else not knowing whether that person is legally carrying a handgun?

Bryan Miller
September 26, 2010
Executive director of Ceasefire NJ

Come to the dark side, we have cookies and cool guns.

Monster Hunter Vendetta - A Review

Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Vendetta has been released to the public and I picked up my copy this last Sunday. If you don't know about Larry Correia, he is an accountant with a thing for B grade horror movies and guns.  This shows through in his writing.  For accurate firearms information in a story, Larry gets it right. 

I always love reading the books in the beginning of an author's career. It allows one to chart the progress of how an author develops, and from what I read in Monster Hunter Vendetta, Mr. Correia is maturing quite nicely as an author.The book flows quite nicely without any kind of scenes that slow the plot down. Even when introducing new characters or information about a character, the author makes it so the action moves right along.

Mr, Correia is not afraid to turn accepted fantasy norms on their ear, as witnessed by the trailer park elves introduced in Monster Hunter International. In Vendetta, he has taken a cherished part of fantasy and twisted them in such a way that leaves the reader chuckling. Also, the enigmatic Agent Franks of the Monster Control Bureau is a twist on a famous literary and movie monster. 

I do believe that Larry Correia has written a book, that will satisfy the action palette of the reader.  Especially those that are looking for a fun fall read coming into Halloween season.

29 September, 2010

Woops! be careful of where and when you raise your hand

It seems that someone playing an expensive practical joketrying to be helpful bid on a Bugatti Veyron.  The winning bidder then stated his intention to renege on the deal and Barrett-Jackson, in protecting the buyer bought the car.  All $700,000 of it.  

Be careful of how you scratch your nose the next time your at the local estate sale, that armoir that youfind hideous but that your great aunt thinks would look great in her spare bedroom may be yours.

28 September, 2010

New Onine Ammo retailer

It seems that despite whatever others might say about the firearms industry, new retailers just keep popping up.  Online retailers are becoming especially prevalent. The latest one to come to us for shooty goodness is Bulk Ammo . For their grand opening, they are offering $25 off your first order over $200. 

They have Winchester White Box 100 rd 9mm 115 FMJ for $26.50. This seems right in line with what Wal Mart charges and if your not incline to buy from the big box stores, this is quite a sweet deal.  Please go check them out.

27 September, 2010

Politicians - showing them the love/hate

Politicians, from the root Politics - Poly - meaning many and tic meaning blood sucking parasite.  I still chuckle at Dave Berry's definition.  With that in mind, those who seek political office are courting us for our tick (heh, totally unintentional) next to their name come November.  The Democritters are running scared, as it looks like they are going to have their heads handed to them on a platter.  The Rethuglicans are biting their nose despite their face and not kaboshing incumbents who won't take their ball and go home after getting trounced in primary races earlier this year.  Summing up a lot of people's thought on this election are these gems from here.

Again: Just because I'll probably vote for you, doesn't mean I like you.

And just because I don't like you it doesn't mean I like the other guys. 

Another: Nor does it mean I will continue to vote for you.

Even the one or two candidates that spout pretty words and MIGHT actually have a shred of integrity in their souls I wouldn't invite into my home.  I'd have to decontaminate the entire place afterwards. 

11 September, 2010

a burning

We all know what happened this day. I won't go over it. Too many others do a far better job. What I will say is that my passion for liberty is far greater than those who would have us submit to tyranny. lan astaslem
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lan astaslem
It found us to be courageous
and able to withstand this horrible
affront to nation.
We got back up and licked our wounds.
And to those who would attack us I have but this to say.
Remember this day
for it marks a moment
when our countrys resolve
and mettle was tested.

10 September, 2010

Friday Fun Track The Beat is Nude Edition

I heard this track on Pandora today and had to share it. Oh, and ignore the cheesy special effects.

09 September, 2010

National Sovereignty stands in the way of the UN

This last Sunday & Monday, Ban Ki Moon and sixty of his top lieutenants met in Austria for the Secretary General's retreat. Among the topics discussed was re-instituting the failed climate change agenda. Among the reasons to blame for the failed Copenhagen summit was national sovereignty. A position paper even spells it out.

National sovereignty — meaning the refusal of major powers like India, China and the United States to go along with sweeping global agendas — was specifically indicted for the failure of the much ballyhooed Copenhagen summit on climate change. “National sovereignty remains supreme,”

Ahh, isn't that just too damn bad? A national government knows better how it wants to govern than what the UN does.

I've skimmed over the paper and will have more on it as soon as I can read it in depth. The one thing I took away from my skimming is that this is a long term goal. Subtle machinations will be in play to bring about the eventual fall of those countries too weak or unstable to resist such meddling. Be vigilant.

07 September, 2010

Are you an SAF member?

With a lame duck Congress a near certainty, gun owners need to be vigilant to legislation that would infringe upon our rights. The temptation to pass anti gun legislation for those with nothing left to lose will be great.

The organization that leads the fight against those infringements is the Second Amendment Foundation. They, along with Civil Rights attorney Alan Gura have been kicking ass and chewing bubble gum. And they are all out of bubble gum.

Contrary to what other national organizations would have you believe, it was the SAF and Alan Gura that led the charge in McDonald v Chicago. It is the SAF that has filed for strict scrutiny in Nordyke en banc. It is the SAF that has filed suit against North Carolina in regards to disarming peaceably armed citizens during declared states of emergency. It is the SAF in concert with many fine state gun rights organizations that are challenging in court, the constitutionality of many gun laws.

Joining is easy, just go the Second Amendment Foundation's online registration page.

There you can make a donation in addition to joining an organization quietly fighting the good fight.

I'm a member and would encourage any and all to join as well.

06 September, 2010

Never trust a tumbleweed

When I saw this, the soundtrack in my head immediately thought of this.

04 September, 2010

Paranoid - nah, they really are out to get you

About a year and a half ago, I heard tell of a story. Seems that a gentleman wishing to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer was automatically put on hold for whatever reason. The NICS system was doing its job. This gentleman patiently waited the required time to see if he would be denied or not. Without a phone call back from the NICS system, the FFL sold the firearm to the gentleman.

Everything was okay. People are put on hold for a variety of reasons and eventually the transaction is approved. Not that I care for this system as it infringes upon an enumerated right.

Fast forward a couple of months now when the same gentleman is wishing to expand his firearms collection. He goes to a second dealer, where he attempts to buy another firearm. This time when the NICS check is done, he is informed he is a convicted felon and cannot legally own any firearm. This shocks the gentleman to his core. He already owns one firearm and is wishing to expand more into the gun culture. NICS cannot tell him anymore and the gentleman leaves the store to investigate further.

He goes to the local police department where he requests a background check on his person. It seems that as a young adult this gentleman did something rather stupid that could have resulted in a felony conviction. Instead a prosecutor with enough foresight to realize that the young man before him had merely made a stupid choice and would go on to become a productive member of society.

A deal was struck and the gentleman was sentenced to time served (about 24 hours) and released.
Everything was fine at the time. The young man is free and attends college to earn a degree. He applies for a job that requires a security clearance with the accompanying background check, a most thorough background check. With nary a hiccup, the gentleman is granted the job and is most productive.

In further looking into his denial to purchase a firearm, the paperwork that the court filed to prove he was not a convicted felon so long ago, had been mis-marked and was now causing him grief. It was eventually straightened out and the gentleman's good name was restored. He went on to purchase that second firearm and now owns many more.

And while the gentleman had to go through nowhere near the trouble the next two links are going or went through, it is still a system that is often too far wrong.

And that story brings me to my point, just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they are not out to get you.

Update: More evidence for you to don a tinfoil hat.

h/t to Wirecutter for the 2nd link

02 September, 2010

QOTD - Free Country (NOT) edition

Massachussetts governor "Cadillac" Deval Patrick recently spoke on a radio show about Glenn Becks recent 8/28 rally. Governor Patrick had this to say.
“It’s a free country. I wish it weren’t, but . . . it’s a free country,”

Now let that sink in and percolate in your grey matter for awhile.









01 September, 2010

QOTD - Equality defined edition

Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent , a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

So the question to ask yourself is this; Do I wish to restrain my fellow man and perhaps drag him down to my level, or do we each work so that others may attain our level and perhaps surpass us?