Wednesday, October 18, 2017

And the EUnchs throw fits

The lower house of the Czech parliament has agreed to alter the constitution so that firearms can be held legally when national security is threatened.

The amendment gives Czechs the right to use firearms during terrorist attacks.

It was passed by the lower house by a big majority, and is likewise expected to be approved by the upper house.

The move by parliament is a challenge to EU gun control rules which restrict civilians from possessing certain kinds of semi-automatic weapons.
From the sound of it this is a lot more than "You can shoot back during a terrorist attack"; more like "Yes, you have the right to arms." or something along those lines.  Be interesting to find out exactly what it does say.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What the HELL is going on in Las Vegas?

The hero security guard disappears, and now this?
A Nevada home the Las Vegas shooter used as a stash house for handguns, shotguns and a “plethora of ammunition” was burglarized last weekend in a stunning security breach, and comes as federal and state authorities say they're still sweeping the scene for clues. 

At least one vandal broke in to Stephen Paddock’s Reno-area home through the building's front door, though detectives still were unsure if multiple suspects were involved, Officer Tim Broadway of the Reno Police Department told the Reno Gazette-Journal Tuesday.
This is friggin' insane.  Throw in that the timeline keeps changing, and what the hell is going on?

"We hate guns and violence, and WE'LL KILL YOU AND YOUR KIDS


The gentle, caring people of the left:
Over the weekend, Loesch, the mother of two boys, tweeted images of her surprise decision to move, revealing that she and her kids have been threatened. Groups she described as anti-gun published her address, pictures of her house and her private cellular phone number on social media outlets.
One threatening social media post she cited said: "I'm going to drag you out in your front yard and I'm going to shoot you." Another said, "What would happen if you went to school to get your kids and they weren't there?" A third read, "We know where you live. Do you feel safe knowing that we know where you are?"
But she said the threats, which escalated over a year ago and included a Christmas card opened by her son that showed bloodied bodies, were getting too serious and impacting family life.
Why do we have guns?  In part because of violent-minded hateful shits like the 'non-violence' leftists.

While Clinton, Obama and your local gun bigots applaud the Australia way,

point out to them just how badly it's actually worked:
Despite Australia’s strict gun control regime, criminals are now better armed than at any time since then-Prime Minister John Howard introduced a nationwide firearm buyback scheme in response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
Shootings have become almost a weekly occurrence, with more than 125 people, mostly young men, wounded in the past five years.

While the body count was higher during Melbourne’s ‘Underbelly War’ (1999-2005), more people have been seriously maimed in the recent spate of shootings and reprisals.

Crimes associated with firearm possession have also more than doubled, driven by the easy availability of handguns, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and, increasingly, machine guns, that are smuggled into the country or stolen from licensed owners.

Of course, you have to consider one thing about the effect of Australian law: it made it a lot harder for honest citizens to own a gun, and restricted what kinds are allowed, which is what a lot of the clowns were actually after.  So in that sense, it's succeeded.

All the crime?  Well, that's just excuse for more laws and more restrictions.  Which they also really, really want.

Monday, October 16, 2017

I'm going to have to use that quote from 'The Weapon' again

I acquired a black-market weapon.(Sales are all registered, but for a small premium of 50%, one may buy a new pistol not far from the spaceport. They come in by the shipload, as they do anywhere the local rulers utter magic incantations to keep them out. Never let your religious beliefs get in the way of the law of supply and demand.)
And this doesn't even require a spaceport.

If you've not heard of Mr. Whitworth and his inventions,

take a look.
The Whitworth rifles proved to be magnificently accurate, with a British military test showing a group of 0.85 MOA at 500 yards, and under 8MOA even at 1800 yards. However, the rifles were equally expensive, and were not given further consideration for military use. Whitworth made a total of about 13,700, selling them to high level competitive marksmen and wealthy shooting enthusiasts. A small number were purchased by Confederate agents during the Civil War, and between 50 and 125 were able to evade the Union blockades to be delivered into Confederate hands.

Scenes from the range

the last while would've made Schumer, Feinstein and Watts lose what's left of their minds, the mix of people that were seen.  Besides the usual, yesterday I counted two Brits, a Pole, two Indians and two Spaniards.  None had ever touched a gun before and, while here in the US, wanted to try shooting.

And every one left with that smile on their face.  The comment from one of the Brits as they left was "That was wonderful."  Throw in the Pole who was telling how difficult and expensive it is to try to shoot in Poland, who was shocked and amazed and delighted at "I can actually HANDLE that?  I can SHOOT THIS?" 

One of his real shocks was when I pointed out a ~7-year-old girl with he parents: "Her parents are giving her her first shooting lesson."  The look on his face...  Just before he tried a .38 revolver, after having shot a 9mm semi-auto.  And going on from there.

It gives you hope, it does.

Slavery, Freedom, and Heinlein books

There are academics and victimhood peddlers who are very much invested not just in keeping the idea of slavery alive forever, but in keeping the descendants of (recent, American) slaves enslaved forever where it counts: in their heads.
Which reminds me of S.M. Stirling's Draka novels: The Draka don't just need, the require slaves(they call them 'serfs') to do most labor, but they also fear them; they're outnumbered hugely, but they've worked long and hard to keep the slaves slaves in their minds so that the idea of revolt is so terrifying that anyone really thinking of it either keeps it to themselves or winds up dead(probably in a horrible way) because the other slaves will inform on them.

And there's the security apparatus designed to spy on and pay informers and arrest and torture to keep the slaves slaves.  Which also is feared because it can also come down on any Draka who develop bad attitudes.

Well, we've got the Security Directorate by other names: Antifa and BLM and the others working hard to destroy anyone who doesn't toe the line of Proper Thought.  And part of that Proper Thought is "You need US to save you from the evil white people, who are guilty of sin because of their skin color.  Also any colored people who don't think the right way, because someone who's black and says 'I don't need you clowns to save me' is part of the enemy."  This Security Directorate NEEDS people to believe they're victims of someone else; because if they don't think they're victims, what do they need Antifa and BLM and others for?

And if enough people start thinking that, the whole victimhood racket dies.  And the left can't have that.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The two things that tell you all you need to know

about this:
Chelsea Clinton fled to her car to avoid answering questions from a reporter on Saturday about whether the Clinton Foundation will return up to $250,000 in donations from accused rapist Harvey Weinstein.
On Friday night, Bill Clinton gave the opening address for the CGI University conference, and led a conversation with a panel of activists.

Clinton did not take questions during the event, and press access was tightly restricted.
You'd almost think they were going to keep the money or something.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday night and threatening rain;

good reason to stay in and study.

'Bump stock ban' my ass

Sure as hell, the Democrats are pushing a bill that's as badly-written, and therefore wide-ranging, as you might fear.  With a number of Republicans co-sponsoring it.  Wonderful people, aren't they?
The bill drafted by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R–Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D– Mass.) intends to make illegal bump stocks or "any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle."
Just think how the ban-minded bastards could interpret that: ban replacement triggers, springs, and anything else their nasty little hearts desire.

Bastards and control freaks, every one.

More on 'Higher' Education

A Rutgers University student declared “I don’t need no facts!” while others heckled a black speaker at a panel on identity politics last week.
After American University forced the tour’s first stop off campus, organizers lamented the lost opportunity for dissenting students to engage with diverse viewpoints and ask the panelists challenging questions.
That's bad, but worse is that they don't WANT to ask challenging questions; they want anyone who doesn't toe their line to shut up.  Forever.

Another woman yelled in response to the panelists that she doesn’t “need statistics,” later complaining that "the system" controls facts.
"It’s the system. It’s the institution," she said. "Don’t tell me about facts. I don’t need no facts."
Oh, she does.  Apparently she also failed in English, and could use some remedial classes.

And this can't end without the now-standard attitude:
Protesters approached Foster after the event concluded, and after things grew tense, police feared for his safety and escorted him out of the building.
And the New Red Guard marches on.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday night has arrived,

and with it something to relax with

If you happen to wander by here, and wonder why the phrase 'common-sense gun laws'

causes so many people to have a fit, just look at the past:
In 1996, the FTB examined and classified a 14-inch long shoestring with a loop at each end. The string was attached to the cocking handle of a semiautomatic rifle and was looped around the trigger and attached to the shooter’s finger. The device caused the weapon to fire repeatedly until finger pressure was released from the string. Because this item was designed and intended to convert a semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, BATFE determined that it was a machinegun as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b).
Yes, the BATFE classified a SHOESTRING as a machinegun.

So we remember things like that, and the thought of a bunch of gun bigots passing 'common-sense gun safety laws' gives us shivers.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

One step closer to the Slammers

Trophy works like a mini Iron Dome, another Israeli wonder weapon that intercepts and neutralizes short-range rocket threats, like Russian GRAD rockets, from the skies.  It utilizes a combination of sensors and radar along with fire control technology and intercepting pellets to detect and neutralize incoming missile threats. A secondary feature enables the Trophy to accurately determine the source of fire and transmit the coordinates to nearby ground and air units through the Tzayad battlefield management system. All friendly units in the theater are instantly apprised of the enemy’s position making escape and evasion difficult.  

'where she now chairs the Department of Philosophy and Classics'

and threatens students not sufficiently PC to suit her.
When MacDonald tried to push back against her characterization of his Islam remark, she complained: “You’re clearly expressing a lot of resistance to what I’m telling you.” And she told him that if he were working under her in an office environment, his Islam comment “would get you fired.”
ALFRED MACDONALD: Would it really get me fired to say that I could be killed somewhere?
EVE BROWNING: In that situation as you’ve described it, absolutely yes.
EVE BROWNING: Don’t even ask. It’s clear you’re not taking my word for it. I don’t care to convince you. If I can’t persuade you that it’s in your interest to behave in ways that other people don’t find offensive and objectionable, then at least I’ve done my job.
ALFRED MACDONALD: Well I know that it’s in my interest. I’m just trying to understand the reasoning.
EVE BROWNING: You don’t have to.
ALFRED MACDONALD: Well, this is a truth[-]seeking discipline!
And how did the philosophy professor respond to this perfectly factual, utterly appropriate observation? She laughed.
Browning, you're a disgrace.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Further proof that the Brady Group is- at best- run by igorant fools, and at worst lying bastards

If you're not familiar with the AR platform, that picture shows a buffer tube, spring, buffer, receiver end plate, and locking ring; they're not a 'conversion kit', they're part of almost every AR-pattern rifle in the world.

This being from part of the Brady lawsuit against SlideFire(because they're not only blood-dancers, they're ambulance chasers), I have to go with 'lying bastards'. 

Yesterday was a very important day in history (link fixed)

The Battle of Tours

Ok, so what the hell is going on with this story?

Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner.
Lombardo also revised the date on which police believe Paddock checked into Mandalay Bay. While initially they said he had checked in on Sept. 28, three days before the shooting, they now believe he checked in on Sept. 25.
Maybe I just don't understand how it works, but how the HELL do they not know when he checked in?  Clerks, cameras, charge records?

This mess just keeps getting squirrelier...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The cry of the chief gun bigot/control freak:

"No law would have stopped this, but we need more laws anyway!"
Because it's not about safety, or crime, it's about control.  Like it generally always is.

Speaking of power,
One of the refrains you hear today from media experts and journalists is that they’d known about Weinstein’s transgressions for a long time. The problem, they say, was that no one was able to nail down the story.

Nonsense. Everyone had it, not just Waxman. Sure, reporters hadn’t been able to get any stars to go on the record. But that means the story journalists were pursuing wasn’t really about Weinstein’s sexual depredations. It means that what they wanted was a story about actresses, junior executives, or assistants who had been humiliated, maybe raped, and chose to remain quiet in exchange for money and/or a shot at fame.

Of course no one was going to get that on the record—very few journalists would even want to publish a story like that. But journalists always had the actual story of how a Hollywood producer humiliated and sexually assaulted women. How? Because he victimized journalists.
He spread lots of money around, had lots of connections, and so he kept getting away with this crap.  Speaking of connections, I'd love to see a list of how many politicians he gave money to, and how much; we already know about his Clinton connections, what about the others?

Monday, October 09, 2017

There's no mention of whipping posts or nooses,

but at least the bastards were indicted.

What kind of effing idiot do you have to be to think that a badge means you can do whatever the hell you want?  And then claim "The school OK'd it, so we're all good"?

That is a very interesting statement

"We're pretending we're having a debate about gun control," Mollie said, "but we're really having a debate about the nature of evil and whether a big enough government can contain it."
I think that's, if not 'it', then a very big part of it.  Because a lot of people somehow think that if the .gov has enough control, then such bad things won't happen anymore.  They ignore history, because "It will work THIS time."

No, it won't.  Because it never has.  All you'd wind up with is a government with control over everything, smashing your liberties, and the bad guys still doing bad-guy stuff.  Except now you won't be able to fight them because you gave up the means in the name of- control?  Pretending you're doing good?  Pretending the bad people won't be bad anymore?

You also wind up with people like that hypocritical, corrupt bastard Charles Rangel in control of your life.
“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn't have to carry a gun,” Rangel added. “You're not gonna push me in that direction.”

But when the Daily Caller reminded Rangel that he and other members of Congress are protected by armed U.S. Capitol Police, he revealed his true feelings on the subject.

“Well, that's a little different. I think we deserve — I think we need to be protected down here,” the Democrat admitted.
'WE need to be protected'.  Because politicians are more deserving of protection than the commoners.  Because having someone else carry a gun for you is somehow SO much better than carrying one yourself.

Also, note the wording:  Law-abiding citizens just shouldn't have to carry a gun.  It's not a matter of 'have to', it's a matter of they don't get a choice because clowns like Rangel won't let them.  Because "The police will protect you(but I don't actually believe that, which is why I get special protection)."

Bastards and control freaks.  You actually WANT them controlling your life?  Then you're a fool.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Ok, finally: the Gunsite Lowered Safety

I'd been thinking about doing this for quite a while, and finally ordered one from Brownell's.  They've got blued steel or stainless, since the frame is stainless I went with that.*

The reviews mentioned that the surface needs finishing, and it certainly does.  I used some 240-grit wet/dry paper to clean up the surface, then some buffing compound and a felt wheel on a rotary tool to polish it a bit.
Extended safety had before on the left, new one on the right
The thumb shelf is a lot lower than the original design.

Note: I had to do some finish work on the back as well, as it was a bit uneven.

On the fitting, it took very little to make it work properly, probably spent as much time smoothing the back as I did fitting the safety lug.  Here it is installed
I put it through the usual tests to make sure it worked properly mechanically.  So how's it work with my hand?  Very well.  That lowered shelf is MUCH easier to manipulate with my messed-up joints, both moving it to off and on.  I do have to shoot with my thumb resting on the shelf, as if I try it with my thumb under it bumps it up enough to safe the pistol.   Since that's the way I started off shooting these, no problem for me.  Also, some people had said they'd had to remove a little material from their left grip to clear the lever; it moves over the Crimson Trace grip with room to spare.

So I give this a definite thumbs-up.  If you have small hands, or the same arthritis problem I do, I'd suggest you consider getting one. 

Remember: unless the thing drops in and works correctly(sometimes they will), then some fitting WILL be required, and if you're not certain about how to do it and your ability to, take it to your friendly gunsmith; you do NOT want to try this unless you're sure of how and your ability to do it.

*Wilson Combat also makes one in blue, but from the pictures the shelf isn't as low(which might make it just right for you, that's your decision). 

There's a surprising number of people out there who think getting rid of guns

would end crime and violence in general.  They're either stupid, or have very short memories