Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Days of Our Trailers: 2008 year in review

Blog stats for the year 2008:


Page Loads Unique Visitors First Time Visitors Returning Visitors
Total 126,584 94,701 59,528 35,173
Average 346 259 163 96

Can you tell when I was in Northern Elbonia training Counter-Revolutionaries?

Most viewed pages:

10) Patches for Sale 606 views
9) Modern Militia: Vehicles 606 views
8) Ruger Super Blackhawk 614 views
7) Ruger GP 100 624 views
6) Il Gov calls for Psych test 626 views
5) Modern Militia: Uniforms 636 views
4) Enfield Jungle Carbine 813 views
3) Modern Militia: Firearms 1,207 views
2) Hunters who don't believe 2,337 views

And the #1 viewed page on Days of Our Trailers for 2008:

1) Unorganized Militia Propaganda Corps 4,117 views

Top Ten referrers:

10) The HighRoad.org 879 visitors
9) Xavierthoughts 1,081 visitors
8) WaronGuns 1,111 visitors
7) BredaFallacy 1,403 visitors
6) Armed & Safe 1,669 visitors
5) Google 1,675 visitors
4) ISRA 1,973 visitors
3) Ahab 2,124 visitors
2) Snowflakes in Hell 7,967 visitors

And w/ no real surprise, the #1 referrer to this site was:

1) SayUncle w/ a whopping 16,961 visitors

Special mention to my buddy Robb Allen who just missed making #10

It's been an interesting year. Lots of successes. Two big losses (death of Heston, Obama victory). Much drama. Our community has grown considerably. We've had our family squabbles but we're still here. I've met lots of good people both in real life and the intersphere, hopefully to really meet sometime in the future. The support for the UMPC went beyond anything I originally expected leading to a second order of patches in expanded colors. The 2A Blogger Bash was a hit at the 2008 NRA convention .

What I know is that I'm looking forward to another year, no matter how rocky it may be.

Happy New Year all.





Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Women Hunting. Still no AHSA.

Women on Target, Women's Wilderness Escape, NWTF’s Women in the Outdoor events, Etc. All have been instrumental in the increase in firearm ownership and activities by women across the US.

And Ray Schoenke's AHSA had nothing to do with it. Two years they've been in existence to 'support hunters and shooters' and they can't point to a single event or project they've sponsored to do so.

I see your fat guinea pig

And raise you a fat cat:

I love Il Gov. Blagojevich

He's actually trying to appoint Obama's Senate replacement. Former Il AG Roland Burris, another anti-gun hypocrite.

W/ Durbin et al stating they won't let anyone appointed by Blago take the seat, it almost makes one feel sorry for him.

Almost.

According to the Trib's "Clout Street":

"Former Illinois Atty. General Roland Burris called him to say he was storing a gun in Decatur because he forgot to renew his registration, Mell said. The engraved shotgun was given to Burris by Illinois State Police when Burris left office, the alderman added."

You have to love Illinois politics.

More at WOG

Monday, December 29, 2008

I've seen this map before..

A Russian 'expert' proclaims the breakup of the United States w/ various nations gobbling up the remains either directly or as puppet regimes.

Where have I seen this division before? Oh right. When I played Fortress America in High School.

Could the US split? Sure. It's always possible. But this map is just the fancied dreams of a person dreaming of their glory days over 150 years ago w/o a clue of US regional attitudes.

TexasFred has more.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Whoever did it..

I'm sure the Ugandan locals are glad that they've been disarmed for their own safety and the betterment of society.

KAMPALA (AFP) –
The Ugandan army on Sunday accused Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of hacking to death 45 people in a church in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

It was all an accident

NY State Senate Elect Monserrate, who bashed his girlfriend w/ a bottle and is a staunch gun control advocate says he just 'slipped'.

It seems though, that he has a long history w/ mental issues and violence:

Monserrate - who just racked up his second arrest after an alleged violent outburst - claimed to be struggling with psychological issues when he quit the NYPD after 11 years.

His May 19, 1999, application for a disability pension was troubling enough that cops immediately seized his guns, public court filings show...

Yesterday's bust on charges that he slashed his girlfriend was the second time Monserrate faced a judge after a nasty confrontation.

He was arrested in the early-morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001, on charges of trying to run over a tow truck operator attempting to repossess his car. The outcome of that case could not immediately be determined.


Those high quality gun control advocates.

"Regulate the trafficking of illegal guns"

Do these idiots ever listen to themselves?

Note nothing is said about the drastic reductions in the Chicago Police or the rampant gang wars currently going on.

Again:

"Sure, I'll support more gun laws for you, as soon as you write the names of every family member and neighbor that belongs to a gang and has a gun hidden on this sheet of paper. Let me know when you're done and we'll hold a joint press conference to name names and start to really bring the cycle of violence to an end."

H/T to WaronGuns

Dance Paul Dance.

Christmas Eve Massacre Shuffle Statement from Paul Helmke:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a man dressed in a Santa suit opening fire at a home in Colvino, California, shooting an eight-year-old girl in the face, her 16-year-old sister in the back, then killing eight others and himself, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, issued the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and community touched by this terrible tragedy. It is profoundly sad that a distraught man would take up arms to kill his family and others.

"In this season of hope, however, we should not despair and say this kind of violence is inevitable. We should not tolerate the steady drumbeat of gun deaths and injuries that tears our families and communities apart. We can and should do all that is within our power to find solutions to gun violence.

"In the New Year, we hope that our nation's leaders have the courage and conviction to take steps that will help protect our families and communities from gun violence."


Why don't you emphasize the "strong, commonsense gun laws" that are already in place in California giving it the top score in your rankings? What other laws do you want that would have stopped this? A complete gun ban? Oh, right, you don't support gun bans. Except when you do.

You and your organization are scum Paul. Nothing else but.

hattip to reader Ambiguous ambiguae

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Going National...

David Codrea's Cleveland Examiner column is being moved to their national page.

Most excellent job.

Spreading the word one step at a time.

Gun Show Stuff..

Went to the local gun show w/ my BIL to spend a little more of my X-mas money. The place was packed w/ people and lots of decent deals. Saw a Norinco NHM-91 which is something I'm looking at (or similar) when I have money again. Talked to John Naese of the Champaign County Rifle Assoc. He had some 6.5 Swedish that he was looking to sell. If anyone is interested, contact him at :
webmaster@gunssavelife.com
Tell him I sent you.

Also talked to "The Book Guy", Roy Carey Jr. (cgabooks@verizon.net) Oddly enough, there was not a single copy of the Turner Diaries or the Protocols present so I asked him why. He told me that not only does he not carry books like that (along w. ones like the Anarchist Cookbook) but that the sponsors of the shows he attends (most of Il and the tri-state area) don't want them there either. Hmmm. That seems to fly in the face of PSH claims that lines are out the door at shows for materials like that.

I picked up a book on WWI and another on the Spanish-American War. Both of which have some fantastic period photography and artwork. Also got a good deal on (what I believe is) an early model Romanian AK-47 bayonet:


And such went my X-mas money. After lunch and much wailing and gnashing of teeth over lack of funds, home we went. Went online and found a replacement frog. It should be here in a few days.

Their latest angle

SIH and WaronGuns link to a presser from the Brady Bunch as they try and wedge themselves into the Hain lawsuit. The last three Helmke blogs on Huffpo have been attacking carry. Three out of the last four additional posts on their site's blog have been anti-carry.

To me, this appears to be a prelude to another push. They are working to try and make open and concealed carry holders out as being irresponsible and dangerous. My guess would be that their short term goal would be the revocation of the National Parks carry legislation while at the same time trying to weaken national support for it for a longer term goal of making state carry laws more restrictive (hence less common) and/or an unlikely push for a national ban like Obama claimed he wanted.

That's their best bet. With the coming of a new administration, CCW in national parks seems to be the weakest link and the most obvious chance for a springboard victory to tout how the Obama victory was a mandate for gun control, how strong their organization is, the NRA is emasculated, what have you.

Helmke's default quoted statement seems to confirm that:
"the Bush administration's parting gift for the gun lobby to allow hidden weapons in our parks threatens the safety of these national treasures and those who visit them."
One can almost imagine Paul Helmke quietly whispering "pleaseohpleaseohplease" while hoping for a shootout somewhere so they can send out another email alert and press release.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Spreading the Joy..

Got back yesterday morning from my mom's. She was happy w/ the extra magazine and ammo we got for her new P32. I got my annual staples (salted cashews, sausage, slippers) and some money. With that I will be purchasing a couple of Hungarian 20rd Tanker magazines for my SAR-1. The rest will be put into saving up for the 2ABB in May.

Opening my computer, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature governor, and eight tiny subpoenas.

Our beloved Governor (for now) Blago)is asking for testimony from numerous Obama staffers including Emanuel. This will be the gift that just keeps on giving.

Kind of like Herpes.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Closed for the Holidays.

Blogging will resume in a few days. May all your gunnie dreams come true.

Running out of scary names..

VPC's latest 'report' to demonize firearms apparently was written by Jar Jar Binks. Large caliber handguns are now "Big Boomers".

VPC representative Binks was later quoted as saying:

"Meesa no like thees Big Boomas. Meesa theenk Big Boomas endanga Da Cheeldree."


They lampoon themselves.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Little Bit of History..

One of my hobbies is collecting antique books. Not only do I like reading them(it's the best way to get the mindset and views of different periods) but they also look really good above the mantle piece.

Some of my more interesting titles are :
Websters Abridged Dictionary for use in Primary Classes, 1892*

Harper's Fifth Reader, 1889*

and White's New Complete Arithmetic, 1911*

But here's one that I found at a local charity sale:



The NRA Book of Small Arms Vol 1: Pistols & Revolvers, 1946.

History is fun.



*All of these are at a level that would be considered advanced for High School in today's classrooms. I have several others from the early 1900's that are the same way. Sad.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Will Emanual go under the bus?

Apparently the ties between him and Blago trying to sell Obama's Senate seat are getting stronger.

Will Obama follow his established pattern and drop Rahm before it puts a scratch in the Teflon?

My Favorite Che Guevara Photo..

Be a Victim in Rockford, Il

So says the "Only Ones" unable to stop a string of armed robberies. Otherwise you 'might get hurt'.

That crappy advice didn't work in the 80's when it was touted, now did it? I guess it's time to pull out the old comic again:




“Anytime someone demands money from you, you should not resist in any way, especially if they produce a weapon,” Sgt. Sam Pobjecky said. “If they are violent enough to carry a weapon, they are certainly violent enough to use it.”

Does that include you Sarge? Do you consider yourself 'violent'?

Here's what I say to you. F*ck off. Your little list of 'how to be a passive victim' is the equivalent of telling women to dress in Burkas to keep from being raped. Would you tell her she was 'asking for it' if she was wearing a skirt? No? That's basically what you're telling everyone to do.

How about I "assume" that they are going to hurt me? How about I put a couple rounds into them the second they threaten me? Would you support my actions or will you continue to enable their violence by encouraging passivity?

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Next Degree..

From what I'm sure is a highly prestigious university that the wife found advertised on Ebay:



So would I be able to offer my services on Craigslist then?

I am not a Crook..

So says Il Gov 'Hot Rod' Blagojevich.

He pledges "I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath."

Thanks Rod. Keep the state tied up w/ this for as long as you can. Make them even more useless than they've been the last few years under your 'leadership'.

This is a great Xmas present.

The Blogosphere..

She is a fickle bitch.

The Liberty Sphere is having one of those thought processes. I understand.

There are times when I spend hours on a well researched, thought out post and it gets completely ignored. There have been times where I just punched out a one-liner and it generated thousands of hits w/ dozens of links. While I admit I try and feed my narcissistic tendencies, most of what I do, I do just because I enjoy it.

I enjoy being a part of it. Finding and reading historical documents and statistical works. Arguing w/ anti's on messageboards. Learning about legislation and firearm facts. Etc.

I've also met lots of great people, both in real life and in cyberspace. I've also met some I don't really care for and others that I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.

In the words of Bilbo Baggins "I don't know half of you as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve".

My 'Line'

I see three grown men trying to pull my daughter into a van? I don't care if they're yelling "Po Po" or not, they will be ventilated.


H/T to Waronguns.

The difference between Us and Them

Alan Korwin of GunLaws.com sent out a 'Page 9' e-mail quoting a 2A lawyer with an incorrect cite regarding Caroline Kennedy and the 2A. This morning, I received a follow-up e-mail w/ an apology and the correct citation:

"In accusing Caroline Kennedy of shoddy scholarship, I committed shoddy scholarship.

"The quote, 'the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment,' does not appear in U.S. v. Miller, but (absurd as it is) it does appear in Quilici v. Morton Grove, which Kennedy was citing in her book. She was right, and I was wrong.

"Clearly, Kennedy is hostile to the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms, but she is not guilty of making up a quote, as I alleged.

"I apologize for my unforgivable error."
No uncertain terms there, eh?


Now compare that to the Brady Campaign's Dennis Henigan and his misquoting the 2A. Instead of fessing up, they tried to erase it from their site and Youtube.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blago's Twinkie..

Blagojevich's lawyer claims that if the glove don't fit, you must acquit.

Wait. Wrong scumbag.

Instead he's claiming that the wiretaps were illegal making all those 79 pages of late-night Cable dialogue inadmissible.

Oh please Rod, continue to be the arrogant schmuck we've all come to know. Drag this out in the courts and the state capitol for as long as you can and drag as many of your cohorts down with you as you can.

Make your Christmas gift to the state one that keeps on giving.

First Step

Or at least the first step.

Uncle reports
that the Chicago Handgun ban was upheld in a lower court which is what was expected. Next step is the Circuit Court.

Daley can rant about 'crime prevention' and 'protecting police' all day long. He still won't be able to explain why his city, with the strictest laws left in the nation, have 5x the murder rate of the rest of the state and have seen a 17% increase just this year.

He can 'hold fast" all he wants. All it's going to do is cost the city more money in the long run.

An Expensive Education

Norfolk pays $15k after wrongfully arresting an open carry individual.

Unfortunately, the judge threw out the 2A issues and the excessive force. The trial would have been on privacy violations for asking for his SS number.

Read the comments. It's funny how violent those who oppose the decision are. Calls for Szymecki to be tazed, shot, jailed, etc.

H/T to reader Ambiguous ambiguae.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Obama doesn't even have to push for gun control. Everyone he is assigning or nominating will be pushing for gun control, so he won't have to."
-RideFastandShootStraight

Read the rest.

Sliding Down the Slippery-Slope

From RobbAllen and War on Guns comes this handy-dandy little quote:

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan dismissed the notion hunting rifles and shotguns are not the type of weapons authorities need to be worried about, noting they can cause harm if poorly safeguarded or stolen by burglars.

"Taking these off the streets is as important as the taking the handguns off the streets,'' he said.
Translation: We're going to institute as many laws as we can to keep people from owning long-guns.

Not that I'm really surprised.

I'm sure we'll hear hunting advocates VP Elect Joe Biden and AHSA President Ray Schoenke coming out in opposition to this any day now.

Right?

Joe? Ray? Anything?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Modern Militia: Rank Structure*

Commander - Whoever starts the unit.

Second-in-Command - His best friend.

Auxiliary Commander - His wife.

Captain - The new guy with money.

Militia Headquarters - The basement/garage of whoever has the fax machine.

Feel free to add your own.




*For the overly serious, this is known as self-deprecating humor.

Yes. Spelling counts. :)

NRA surveys

Don't exist. Really. Just move along. Nothing to see here.

More like this please

"As Americans, we should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constitutional rights — especially our Second Amendment rights," ... "No matter what, the responsibility to protect your family is greater than the state's need to generate taxes." ... said Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa.

I'm sure they're scared straight now

Some felons are caught w/ 'submachineguns' (which I doubt) and are charged w/ a few more felonies and a couple of misdemeanors.

Yep, assuming they are kept in jail and have that Monday hearing (instead of making bail and skipping town), I'm sure that year or so in prison they'll actually serve will just automatically turn them into model citizens.

22 years old and all of them are felons out on the streets.

Yep.

Monday, December 15, 2008

We're not after your guns. Trust Us.

So says Laura Eshelman of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Ownership.

Yet the NCGV supports, endorses, and is directly associated with groups who openly support gun bans and endless restrictions.

Sorry Laura, but when you use quotes from organizations whose admitted goals are to highly restrict and/or eliminate private firearm ownership in the US as well as using long discredited Kellerman statistics, I'm going to have a hard time taking you at your word.

Hot Rod's 'Pocket Rockets'

Via Arms and The Law and IllinoisCarry, we have the VPC and Brady Endorsed 'reasonable, common-sense' gun ban on 'pocket rockets', introduced by Brady Endorsed "Hot Rod" Blagojevich when he was a US Representative.

It banned any handgun w/ a "total length of less than 7 1/2 inches".

Just to put that in perspective. Glock "standard size" handguns like the 17 or 22 have a rated length of less than 7.5". Adding in the grip angle might increase it to above that for some but not for others.

A 1911 A1 has a 'total length' of 8.25". The barrel is a hair under 7.5".

Yet looking at the bill itself, the word 'total' isn't there. What would the 'measure' be? Barrel length? Total length? What?

Not that it really matters. The entire point of this bill, as is usual with anti-gun bills, was not to reduce crime, but to eliminate Concealed Carry and to marginalize handgun ownership to larger individuals, mostly males, as the transfer and manufacture of anything small enough would be banned. "Only Ones" excepted of course.

This is what they get when they vote for people who think like this. This is what they deserve.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bryan Miller the 'Decider'

Trying to get Bryan Miller to defend his proposed 'one gun a month' law by showing supporting evidence on how they will reduce crime is now "distracting" and "off-point" in his mind.

That is his response to asking how long is the average wait for a NJ resident to receive a handgun permit and how many 'crime guns' have been traced back to bulk purchases in the state.

The only way those questions can be 'distracting' or 'off-point' is if the 'point' is not to actually reduce crime and is 'distracting' from Miller's goal of reducing legal firearm ownership.

Instead he has laid claim to be the "Decider" , using his own snide term, in determining what people in the state do or do not 'need'.

His crass little response is pretty much an admission that his law won't have any effect on 'intrastate trafficking' or any sort of actual crime and shows what his goals really are.

Thank you Bryan Miller. You are the embodiment of the gun control movement.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

WWII Veterans..

From the other side:


From bottom to top:



A Weimar K98K made by the Gustloffwerke Co. in 1944. The numbers for the (refinished) stock and barrel match but are different for the bolt . This was common as US soldiers would pick up a rifle and a bolt assembly for trophies from the separate piles that the Germans put them in after surrendering.

This was passed down from my Aunt's father to my Uncle who then gave it to my dad where it sat in the above gun rack (in a different den) for over 25 years, then I got my grubby hands on it.


Yugoslavian reworked K98K w/ Yugo communist crest. This is my 'field piece' for WWII re-enactments :


And finally, a Japanese Imperial Navy issued Katana:


Tang photo added by request of Weer'd Beard. Any further info on it would be appreciated.

Thanks to the G/K43 Community Forum for the info on the Mausers.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Chicago, my kind of town...

Hot on the heels of Blago's arrest, the gang-banging 'former' boyfriend of 'former' Chicago Alderthing Arenda Troutman was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

If the name isn't familiar, she's the one that, after her home was broken into several times, demanded 24 hr police protection with the statement "Deserve it? Damn right. I should receive the protection I am receiving. I am an elected official. You’re darn right", was caught w/ drugs and an unregistered firearm, trashed her office after losing the election, and was convicted for bribery and fraud.

Mix well w/ the Father-in-Law of our indicted Governor, Alderthing Dick Mell, rewriting the law so he can re-register his personal firearm collection, and you have , well, Chicago politics as usual.

End of an Era..

Bettie Page, an epitome of hotness, passed away last night at the age of 85.



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Too sweet..

Via Amendment II Democrats:

Fast forward to June 9, 2007. Now we find Blagojevich surrounded by the families of people killed by violent criminals - and once again calling for a ban on semi-automatics, denouncing Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan for not allowing a vote on banning "high-capacity" magazines on the House floor. But this time, the venue is different. Blagojevich delivered these remarks while standing outside the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago...

...which, as it turns out, is the very same hospital that Federal prosecutors allege was secretly threatened by Blagojevich with a loss of $8 million in state funds, earmarked to reimburse doctors who treated Medicaid patients. The reason? Blagojevich complained that he never received a contribution from hospital CEO Patrick Magoon to the tune of $50,000.


The personification of Il politics. You have to love this guy.

The Empty Seat

I see three options for the filling of Obama's Senate seat.

1) Blago tries to appoint someone. Blagojevich seems so disjointed at this point he may just try it. This is a doomsday option as anyone appointed would have ZERO legitimacy while Sen. Durbin has said they would not let the appointee take the seat anyway. Whoever gets the seat becomes persona non grata. Beautiful chaos ensues as the powers turn on themselves.

2) Lt. Gov. Quinn, when he becomes Gov., attempts to appoint a replacement. While he has been outside of Blago's circle for awhile, whoever gets picked will still only see limited legitimacy due to lingering concerns. It will have to be a person as far away from the current Governor as possible, eliminating most of the Chicago machine. Not the best but not the worst option either.

3) A Special Election is called. This increases the possibility of a pro-gun and/or Republican senator being elected. The Republicans can also use the cost of the election (estimated at $50m+) as a point against the Democrats ("look what your boy cost the taxpayers").

The Illinois Republicans can use this to gain a lot more influence in the state. That is, of course, unless the they retain the moniker as being the "Stupid Party" and screw it up. I know where I'ld place my money on that one unfortunately.

None of the options will remove the Teflon coating from the anointed one though.

All of them will provide for much entertainment and blog fodder.

From one of my favorite readers:
" Are you sitting back and popping popcorn??
This show seems to only get better."


Let the games begin.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ummm...

Obama never spoke to governor about vacancy, aide says

But the headline last month:

Ill. governor meeting with Obama today


So they have to change the story:

In a statement, senior adviser David Axelrod said he was wrong when he told an interviewer last month that the two had spoken directly about the vacancy. "They did not then or at any time discuss the subject," Axelrod said.


How convenient.

Update:

Kaveman noted that the article was scrubbed from the site. I checked the link through where I found it to check to see if I copied it wrong and it was the same thing so.

Google cache still had it though:


Here's another site that had it linked w/ a summary leading to the same site. Wonder when it will be scrubbed?

Update: MiniTrue is on the ball:

KHQA Clarification
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 4:04 p.m.

KHQA TV wishes to offer clarification regarding a story that appeared last month on our website ConnectTristates.com. The story, which discussed the appointment of a replacement for President Elect Obama’in the U.S. Senate, became the subject of much discussion on talk radio and on blog sites Wednesday.

The story housed in our website archive was on the morning of November 5, 2008. It suggested that a meeting was scheduled later that day between President Elect Obama and Illinois Governor Blagojevich. KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place. Governor Blagojevich did appear at a news conference in Chicago on that date.

What a track record...

There are bad apples on our side but we're the ones wanting schoolkids to be given AK-47's so it should be expected. The anti's are the ones that claim they're 'honest'.

Is this what they mean?

Blago is the second Brady Campaign endorsed state governor to take a fall for corruption this year. We all remember NY Gov. Elliot Spitzer, right?

Almost half-a-dozen MAIG Mayors have fallen (Daley, we're looking at you next).

Several prominent Million Mommy March leaders have gone down for gun crimes nevermind the fact that their organization folded as an independent group while they were being investigated for tax fraud.

NY Mayor Bloomberg (MAIG member) and Josh Rosenthal (Stop Handgun Violence) have both sponsored or were involved in illegal firearm transactions.

Good company.

Sad, Surprised and Innocent

A fine title for the book Brady Campaign endorsed Blago will be writing in jail.

He's 'Sad' he got caught.

He's 'Surprised' that the authorities actually did their job in IL.

He's 'Innocent' until he spends a few nights in prison.

But he's sure planning to return to work today and hide more of his graft.

This is what you got folks. This is what you got after voting this guy into office twice. All under the cry of "Change" and "Reform" because you didn't like the way the Repubs in office were running things.

Sound familiar?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chicago Mayor Daley's scared



I've never seen him this distraught. That whole bit about "noone knows, wait for the press conference" even though the indictment has been out since this morning shows that he's spent the day running ragged.

Illinois Special Election Possible

According to FoxNews, the call for a special election to fill Obama's senate seat is being made by the Senate President and other IL legislators.

This could give us the potential to get a pro-gun Senator to fill the slot assuming the stupid party doesn't try to run complete incompetents again as they have the last few elections.

Blago's Going Down!

The FBI just arrested him and his Chief of Staff on federal corruption charges.

Merry Christmas!

Now will we see the dominoes fall on a bunch of other cronies?

Note:

Blago was endorsed by the Brady Campaign in 2006.

Update: Here's a copy of the 79 page indictment.

His FOID card got revoked.

Even amidst calls from his own Lt. Gov. to do so, Blago says he won't resign.

Amazing. Obama's pardon list has already started and he hasn't even taken office yet.

Calling Ray Schoenke.

Come in Ray Schoenke.

Over and over Ray's been spouting that the NRA does nothing for hunters or conservation and it's up to the AHSA to save the day.

Well Ray, The elections over. Your guy won . Time to put up or shut up.

What are you currently doing to increase the numbers of hunters and available land?

What are you currently doing to improve conservation?

I left a message for you on your Daily Kos blog informing you (since no comments get approved on the scrubbed AHSA site) about IL Gov. Blagojevich stripping millions from conservation funds generated by hunters and shooters.

The Illinois NRA affiliate ISRA has sent out releases to its members and is taking action. Where is the AHSA?

The Humane Society of the United States (who also endorsed Obama BTW) is mounting an offensive to ban lead ammunition. They and their allies convinced North Dakota to stop accepting venison from "Hunters against Hunger" except when taken by arrows. Thousands of pounds of venison were thrown away even though the CDC said there was no danger. Now Minnesota is scanning all donated meat and is considering dropping the program all together.

The NRA and ISRA have alerted their members and are taking action. Where is the AHSA?

Since the "NRA is dead" according to the mainstream (and non-mainstream) media, this is your chance Ray. Why aren't you jumping on this chance to show what the AHSA is all about. This is your chance to show all your critics that the AHSA isn't just a the Brady Campaign in Camo.

Ray? Anything?

Anything at all?

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Monday, December 8, 2008

It's Always Something

Mom had me test out the new P32 she bought. Good thing I did. It decided it doesn't like ejecting brass.

I was using Wolf Gold 71 grain FMJ. Since I was in a time crunch before having to run errands, I didn't get a chance to experiment. Tomorrow (hopefully) I'm going to try it w/ different loads and magazines JIC. If it continue to no-workie, I'll give Kel-Tec a call unless someone has a better solution.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Increased gun sales 'perplexing'

The Brady Campaign says Obama has "always been frustratingly pro-Second Amendment". Just more evidence that the Brady's are completely detached from anything remotely resembling reality.

And they have the audacity to call people acting on Obama's nearly unbroken legislative history on firearms "anti-inellectual". Obviously they don't interact with their own supporters very often.

National Park Carry GO!

Report here.

Good thing it happened now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Even more Media nonsense

I'm not even going to bother fisking this piece of fishwrap.

Is it any wonder the local firearm shops won't talk to them?

More Media Nonsense

Via Alphecca, a 'reporter' announces the 'death' of the NRA. To bad his 'facts' all come from Brady Campaign press releases. He claims that the NRA lost 80% of it's endorsed races against 'gun control candidates'. That number comes from a carefully phrased Brady claim that about 20 out of 25 races in where there was a Democratic turnover. That in no way shows a complete picture. This is re-enforced when he states that the Brady's won 90% of their endorsed races.

"Nobody can accuse Obama of campaigning dishonestly on the issue of gun control. "
Sure we can. Not only that, but he had his associates in the media campaign dishonestly for him as well.

Now the real nonsense:

Obama consistently advocated for increasing law enforcement's ability to trace guns by reinstituting tracking legislation repealed by the Bush administration;
Oh Really? He's claiming that police CAN'T access trace data? Misinformed or lying?

closing the famous "gun show loophole" that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks;
By mandating all sales go through FFL dealers that Obama also supports lawsuits against in order to shut them down

mandating additional safety features on U.S.-manufactured guns;
That don't exist.

resurrecting the expired ban on assault weapons and making it permanent.
Expanded to include millions more firearms that aren't commonly used in crime.

Note that the author didn't mention Obama's desire to circumvent the laws of 48 states by banning CCW in lieu of his claims to allow locales to make their own laws.

He then goes on to quote more Brady statistics and even gush over the AHSA, dismissing an unnamed 'NRA blogger' (who I'm sure received his wheelbarrow full of cash) and claiming the AHSA will become the NRA's 'rival'.

He started his group along w. numerous other extremist gun control activists including Rosenthal. In order to stump for Obama, they scrubbed their entire website of any 'controversial' measures and modified several of their stances.

Who REALLY supports gun control?

Americans Against Guns.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Harvey, IL "Only Ones" Update..

As Kaveman noted, the total arrested is now up to 15. Technically they were 10 Cook County Sheriff's correctional officers, four Harvey cops and one Chicago police officer. It gets better:
An undercover FBI sting two years in the making - centered on the town of Harvey - allegedly saw crooked officers agree to provide muscle for what they believed were a dozen large-scale drug deals, including deals in the parking lots of chain restaurants, stores and hotels in Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Matteson and Homewood.
And yet even though they've broken all moral and ethical boundaries of the oaths they took to uphold the law, they're still getting special treatment:
All 13 officers who appeared before Federal Judge Michael Mason Tuesday afternoon were freed without bail, as were two other men who are not employed as police officers were also charged.


UPDATE: "Weapons Distribution" as well.

Seems Tanya Pain was partially right. Suburbanites WERE going into the cities to trade guns for smack. It just happened that the Suburbanites were wearing badges at the time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Journalists have no clue redux

On a followup on the Officer that shot himself in the leg the other day:

He did confirm that he had spent a few hours Friday, Dec. 28, at the police firing range with his 19-year-old daughter shooting guns, among which was his service revolver, a Glock .45-caliber pistol...

The chief said he took the magazine out of the handgun and removed the bullets.


*Bangs Head*

Stamford Advocate PSH

Did you know that over 66,000 people are killed per year by 'firearm violence'?

This little panty-wringing non-factoid is brought to you by a LTE in the Stamford Advocate in response to a womens organization having a night out at a range.

Never mind that the claims of "numbers of deaths by firearms doubled since '96" are completely fabricated, it's much more important that these women should be blamed for the actions of criminals.

Illinois Only Ones

FBI arrest 12 involved in Harvey, IL police corruption.

In the midst of a financial crisis and cuts of hundreds of officers, Chicago Mayor Daley signs $60 million dollar deal for 2,000 gas guzzling SUV's. So much for a cleaner, greener Chicago.

Non-Thinking Progress

A group that calls itself "Center for American Progress Action Fund" runs a blog on the Chicago Sun Times website called "Think Progress". In it, they express the usual nonsense that the NRA is a puppet of the "gun industry" and that Obama loves and cherishes the 2A.

Nevermind that Factcheck was shown to be completely biased and incorrect in several instances, all you need to do is look at the organizations president. Mr. John Podesta. Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton and one of the architects of the "all out offensive on guns" . The same 'offensive' that resulted in the S&W agreement and subsequent boycott.

He is currently 'co-chair' of Obama's transition team.

'Nuff said.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Another MAIG Mayor Arrested

Birmingham, Al Mayor Larry Langford was arrested by FBI agents Monday on Federal charges of money laundering and bribery.

Another high quality anti-gunner in Bloomburg's coalition. How many does this make so far? Four? Five? I've lost track.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

UMPC at IL gun shows

The Armed SchoolTeacher noted that there were a lot more guns and a lot less fluff at the Springfield show this weekend.

He also noted that there were Unorganized Militia Propaganda Corps patches for sale at one of the dealers.

That dealer would be Arcola Guns and Ammo. A good friend of mine who I bought my first (and most of my later) guns from. That first one was a K98 Mauser that I needed for WWII re-enactments.

Misinformed or Lying?

From another PA politician.

U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7th, of Edgmont, is co-sponsor of a House resolution to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban.

"I don't believe our police should have to face the same type of weapons that our soldiers face in Baghdad," Sestak said. "The ban made assault weapons less accessible to criminals."
Well Mr. Sestak, I'm sure you have been (or will be) informed that "Assault Weapons" are NOT what our soldiers face in Baghdad nor is there any support for the claim of the AWB making them 'less accessible to criminals'.

So were you misinformed or are you lying?

Update: Welcome to the Rep. Sestak's office staff. I'm perfectly willing to answer any questions you may have.

Mandatory Volunteering

A Keyboard and a .45 has an excellent post up analyzing the PE's plan on organizing the Obama Youth Corps.

As was pointed out, Obama has taken a 'study' showing correlation between volunteering and improved academics and claimed causation. From dealing w/ students who were part of a school enforced mandatory volunteering program, the ones who didn't do it normally as part of their lives did everything they could to scam out of it.

What I can see happening is, like Obama's plan states, it will be through monetary coercion that the .gov will force encourage schools to participate. Suburban and upper tier urban schools will embrace it wholeheartedly, rural schools will be mixed but mostly ignore it, while lower tier urban schools will fail miserably at implementation and participation.

More and more money will be dumped into the failing programs under the mantra of "Do It Again, Only Harder", while cries of "RACISM" (in various guises) are heard from the likes of Jessie Jacksons and Al Sharpton. Schools that actually have some measure of success will be ignored by the media.

Change we can believe in.

Friday, November 28, 2008

An Inside View

Of a full Thompson Drum Magazine:

Quote of the Day

"If you talk to God, you're religious. If God talks to you, you're crazy. "

Product Warning...

PARIS – A French appeals court says Voodoo dolls of President Nicolas Sarkozy may remain on sale, but must carry a notice saying that pricking them harms the president's dignity.


To funny. Obviously the French President is WAY to sensitive. He should try playing US politics for awhile.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving feast

Eris
Crazy
Ziggy
Loki
Athena
Bo

Not Pictured: Romeo

NJ Church Shooter

"he would have killed everyone in the church if he'd had a machine gun."

Especially since he knew everyone there was defenseless thanks to the actions of Bryan Miller, Paul Helmke, and Josh Sugarmann. Yet Bryan claims he's 'concerned about saving lives'. To do so he encourages people to become victims.

What's really funny is now that Bryan's got a quote from a deranged lunatic on what he 'would have done" had he had a particular type of heavily restricted weapon, he (Bryan) will now make the fallacy of claiming that similar restrictions on ALL types of weapons will prevent others from causing harm.

Posting nonsense like this is how Bryan celebrates Thanksgiving apparently.

Chapman on the Chicago Gun Ban

Basically King Dick thinks he's his father and can control not only the entire city but the courts as well. He is a deranged megalomaniac who believes ultimate power in the city derives from him. As the last holdout of the Illinois Handgun ban craze of the early Eighties, Daley is going to fight this all the way to SCOTUS.

Carl in Chicago notes in the comments that Chapman forgot (or was unaware) of the other players in the case such as Gura and Sigale, the ISRA, and SAF and points readers to the Chicago Gun Case website.

$400,000+ mistake

The election of incompetent politicians who hire incompetent friends and relatives for government positions.

In this case, Cook County, IL board president Stroger released a county budget that was filled with miscalculations and errors. Things even an accounting student would have been able to catch. And one wonders why the County is facing a budget crisis even with some of the highest tax rates in the nation.

Now comes the finger pointing. The blaming of underlings (that they hired) and the recoating of Teflon while collecting their $100K+/year salaries.

And Chicago politics will continue unabated. Just like the people who voted for them deserve.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving at the Trailer

Oak Forest, IL Uniformity..

After a 2006 shootout in which an officer ran out of ammo and his partner did not use the same caliber of firearm, police officials have decided that a standard needed to be set.

They decided to go w/ a Springfield Armory .45 for all their officers.

Local company. Effective caliber. More efficient operations.

Good call all around.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Effects of Chicago Crime

Even more firearm purchases. My mom is buying a KelTec P32 since she liked the one belonging to the wife.


My local FFL couldn't find any through his regular distributors ("Zero's across the board" was his expression) but I found a few on GunBroker and GunsAmerica.

A couple of boxes of ammo and a spare mag should make a nice X-mas gift for her now.

We're officially in a Depression *

Screw it. I'm going back to school.



* Tam will get the reference.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Is it or Isn't it?

Can a non-serialized firearm produced between 1880 and 1941 be used in a criminal prosecution for illegal possession?

According to prosecutors in Omaha, NE, the answer is no. Since they can't tell when it was manufactured hence whether it's legally classified as a firearm it couldn't be entered into evidence.

So will this be classified as the "Antique Gun Loophole"?

Nerdy Manly Man?

Doing a couple of "Are you a....?" things today, I discovered that I'm a 'Nerd King' who writes a very Manly blog (94%).

Chicago crime still spiking.

With 50 murders in the month of October, Chicago's murders are over 16% higher than last year. They're still well on track for breaking 500 for the first time in 5 years.

Daley's response to this is to issue out several hundred "Assault Weapons" to a reduced police force. I guess they're supposed to 'spray fire from the hip' to, as the Brady's state, 'slaughter people' in 'offensive military assaults' to create 'mass produced mayhem'.

Oh wait. I forgot. When they're in the hands of the authorities, they magically transform into highly accurate 'Patrol Rifles".

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cook County gun ban poll

From the ISRA:

Larry Suffredin and his cohorts on the Cook County Board are up to their old tricks again.

In order to justify passage of gun control ordinances designed to close all gun shops and ban and confiscate most guns owned by citizens of the county, the Cook County Board is conducting a telephone poll where callers can vote for or against the gun control ordinances.

Like everything else in Cook County, this poll is probably rigged. So, it’s very important that you do the following:

1. Call 1-312 -603-6400 and select Option #1 when prompted. At the next prompt, select Option #1 again. Then, when prompted to vote on the gun control ordinance, press #2.

2. You should also forward this alert on to all your gun owning friends and have them vote too.

3. You should also post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF COOK COUNTY TO VOTE!


Let’s beat Suffredin at his own game! And, save your guns.

Judged by the people you associate with...

CHICAGO (STNG) ― A 29-year-old man was killed late Thursday after being shot leaving a gang member's funeral in the Southwest Side's Gage Park neighborhood, police said.


One would think that the CPD would have an extra officer or two there since shootings at gang funerals are fairly common.

Oh, wait, they're all being used to guard Obama's house and offices instead.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Puppet Polls

Paul latest crowing is about a poll claiming that most Americans want "sensible gun laws" including licensing and bans.

This poll was done by Penn, Schoen & Berland. Looking into their history of polls, it turns out that they also claimed in 2004 that Chavez would lose by 20% in opposition to polls taken by five different polling groups. In fact, Chavez won by 20% and PSB released the polls before the end of the election in contradiction to Venezuelan law with the polls being taken by anti-Chavez activists. They also miscalled the Italian general election in 2006.

Sorry folks, when a conclusion report is filled with the talking points of the people that payed them (ie 'sensible gun laws' , 'reasonable restrictions', 'military-style', etc), and the questions were written to get a particular response, I'm going to call their results into question. Especially when non-affiliated polls show much less support for increased restrictions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holder and the DC gun ban

Just to add one more bit to how much the Anointed One really believes in the 2A, his choice for AG , Eric Holder, was a signee of an Amicus Brief supporting the upholding of the DC gun ban and tried to use 9/11 as a reason to enact more firearm restrictions .

Biden
Clinton (maybe)
Emanuel
Holder
Axelrod
Napolitano

Can we see a pattern boys and girls?

POS-1701

Some trailers for the new 'prequel' Star Trek movie have been released. Here's the Enterprise from TOS:

And here's the New Revised Standard Edition of the Vision of Roddenberry:


*Sigh*

Illinois Factoids 2007

according to the 2007 IL UCR.

The state actually had a pretty good year.

Illinois had a population of 12.83 million w/ a murder rate of 5.9/100K (752) in comparison to 6.2/100K last year.

Chicago had 22.1% of the population of Illinois yet accounted for 58.9% of murders w/ a per capita rate of 15.64/100K. A slight drop from last year in both population and murders.

Cook County had 41.2% of the population of Illinois yet accounted for 69.5% of murders w/ a per capita rate of 9.9/100K. It also had population and murder drops.

The Cook County murders in raw number/per capita decreased 9.7 and 9.2% respectively while arrest numbers and rates increased over 6.8% from '06 to '07. 2006 however, had an 18% drop.

If Chicago were to fall into Lake Michigan, the Illinois murder rate would drop to 3.09 .

Were the rest of Cook County to follow suit, the rate would drop to 3.03 .

So Chicago still accounts for 5x the murder rate of the rest of the state with it's "Model Gun Laws". Currently though, they are slated to break 500 murders this year, more than at any time in the last four years.

Ignorant or lying?

Delaware recently allowed hunting w/ .50 cal handguns.

In a fit of PSH or deliberate dishonesty, the article compared the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, et al to the .50 BMG in range and power. Perhaps it was because they used the Joyce Foundation funded site ".50caliberterror" as their source of information. This was quoted and highlighted by the FSA's mouthpiece website the Gun Guys so I take that as that they support that little bit of disinformation.

The FSA's big gripe is "A .50-caliber handgun can easily puncture a police officer's vest."

So can most handgun cartridges over .38. But don't let facts get in the way of a good shorts staining rant.

Update: A response from the paper stated they're going to be publishing a 'clarification' w/i the next day or two. We'll see what they say.

Armed and Safe has more.

SS CPD

With Obama's 'Transition Headquarters' in Chicago, it's up to the already reduced Chicago Police Department to provide security of nearly 100 officers at Obama's offices and home.

Yep, nevermind that 15% spike in murders and overall 3% rise in violent crime across the city, they've got more important people to protect and serve.

Anyone want to lay odds that they're going to be armed w/ those S&W 'Patrol Rifles' the city just received?

H/T to War on Guns
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What to do.

Obama is going to be president. Eric Holder is tapped to be his AG. Hillary Clinton may be Sec. of State. It seems the rest of the positions will also be filled by Chicago and Clinton era insiders and cronies.

What can we do?

Support your local FFL dealer, distributor, and gun shows.

Purchase a new firearm. Even if it's not something you would normally get, it can be used as an investement. "Pre-ban" classified firearm prices increased dramatically after the Clinton gun ban and one can expect the same when (not if) Obama decides he has enough political capital to push for his own.

Can't afford a new firearm? That's fine.

Today is National Ammo Day. I picked up a box of Remington 7.62x39 for myself, a box of .223 for my FIL , and a box of 9mm for my BIL's X-mas gifts. Well within my budget. Ammo purchases, however, do not need to be limited to just today.

Support the cause.

Join as many pro-rights organizations as you can, national, state, and local.

Don't like the NRA? Fine. There's the SAF, GOA, JPFO, and numerous others*.

Follow the traditional methods as well. Write your congress-critters, letters to the editor, attend local council meetings, etc. Make your voice heard. It does work.

PAY ATTENTION!!

Watch the news, check up on bills and legislation, read the websites and blogs. Your ignorance is their strength. At a talk during the 2008 NRA convention, nearly 1/3rd of the audience had never heard of the NOLA firearm confiscations. IL state senator Kotowski (Brady Endorsed BTW) attempted to sneak through a magazine ban by attaching it to a bill increasing penalties on child abuse. To quote Bryan Miller "This is how they roll".


*This does not include the anti-gun front group American Hunters and Shooters Assoc. though. Just send your money straight to the Brady Campaign instead.

Winnetka repeals handgun ban

With the Brady Campaign proclaiming that gun control is going to sweep the nation, Winnetka, IL must not have been paying attention to the election results as they unanimously struck down their Brady supported handgun ban.

Thanks to reader Ambiguous ambiguae for the heads up.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Il Rep Kirk introduces new AWB

Via Alphecca.

Kirk introduced another semi-auto ban in June. Right out of a Brady press release (he was endorsed by them actually), he blames the US for the violence in Mexico and that they're the weapon of choice for gangs.

Idiot.

NJ .50 cal ban update

A2116, the latest incarnation of a .50 cal ban got clarified on Oct 27th with wording about what is and isn't a muzzleloader.


According to the state web site, there was another amendment passed yesterday but no details on it that I have discovered as of yet.

Update:

The passed amendments basically state that any muzzleloaders and black-powder firearms aren't included in the ban. Here's the bill in its current configuration.

My sooper sekrit sources say it could be taken up as soon as December.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to
Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders

in giving Americans small doses of socialism
until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."



- Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959

Stupid

Woman throws over $400K into a scam including her husbands retirement fund.

Sorry, but when the authorities, bank officials and your family are all telling you you're being scammed and you think personal letters from President Bush are legitimate, you're nothing but a greedy idiot and you deserve what you get.

UAW doesn't get it.

The companies they're working for are failing due to bad business decisions, a poor economy, and outrageous employment costs so they decide that keeping costs high is what is in the workers' best interests.

Yet it won't be the Union Bosses who lose their jobs when the plants shut down or move to Bangladesh.

Fools.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Petey Hamm says "Ok to break the law"

If you believe why you did is is 'correct'.

I would love to ask him when he considers it 'incorrect' to break the law

Via Armed & Safe.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Mentality of Hoplophobes..

In Bryan Millers debate w/ Ms. Hain, the lady who carried to her kids' soccer game, he claimed that a person who carries automatically intimidates anyone they have a discussion with thereby having the upper hand. Ms Hain aptly calls that idea ridiculous.

She knew her stats and her history slamming not only Miller but the NJ detective with the classic "when seconds count" line and stats on police shootings. His whole "tactical SWAT teams are gonna blow you away" line got really old after about the 4th time he used it.

The original woman who called the authorities was one of the callers. She was a hysterical nutball who is afraid of the very idea of firearms.

Hain actually used Bryan's claims on his blog against him on his support for gun bans. He also flat out lied about the Halloween shooting by claiming the guy, who was a convicted felon, legally owned his gun. He also regurgitates the "developed country" myth. He knows that's not true so that was deliberate.

His responses about the bathroom assault phone call was just pathetic. He "didn't know" if a guy making sexual advances in a women's bathroom was dangerous.

This debate clearly went to Meleanie Hain. Bryan got his @ss handed to him. He must still be disjointed about Mary if this is his topgame.

Link via WarOnGuns

Thursday, November 13, 2008

(Dis) Qualifiers

The NY Times has a copy of the application for employment for the upcoming Obama administration.

If your weird Uncle Charlie ever got arrested for drunk & disorderly or if cousin Erma is single and has more than one 'babydaddy', don't bother. To get a job there, you need to be directly related to that guy that walked on water.

Oh, and a complete list of any firearms you and your family own.

Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.


I understand why they are doing this. They want to be prepared for anything that the jackals from the 4th Estate dig up for their daily rags.

SIH has his say.

Down the memory hole..

Last June, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial calling for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. This was linked fairly heavily here and at other sites. The original link was this:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0627edit1jun27,0,2350076.story

Looking back on it for a link for this post, I noticed that the article no longer said anything about repealing but instead was talking about gang violence.

Turns out my memory wasn't faulty. Some Googling found the article at "SayAnythingBlog" with the same link as I had and copy of the original article. I verified it by checking other sites linking to the same place w/ the same wording. A little further digging showed the original article now only in the Tribune blogs. The list of Opinion articles no longer shows it listed either.

Unfortunately for the Trib, the web never forgets. The keywords "Chicago Tribune Repeal Second Amendment" still had the above link as its primary so they did try and flush it down the memory hole.