Saturday, October 17, 2009

A day in the life

Sometimes I feel so sorry for gun-grabbers that I gotsa give 'em a bone by confirming their deepest desires.

I woke up this morning in a drunken stupor and a bad mood. My neighbor's dog was barking at some bird, so I shot him with a .50 cal. The exploding guts was fantastic and actually gave me a full erection, which I amused myself with until it went all splody on me.

I was a bit low on groceries so my breakfast consisted of pan fried oysters on some sour-dough bread with a bit of Thousand-Island sauce. I rounded it all out with the limited remnants of my neighbor's dead dog smothered in BBQ sauce atop some seasoned Jasmine rice.

Then I slaughtered my other neighbor who dresses up like a nun every sunday. She wasn't all that enthusiastic about my ventures but she did warm up a bit after I set her face on fire.

Checking the pantry, I realized that I was even lower on dog and cat food. Already knowing the high cost of feeding these beasts, I mutilated and killed my other neighbor and stole their pet supplies.

I still needed a bit of food for my own tummy so I grabbed my CCW permit and my .357 magnum and went to the local grocery store.

My local grocery store is a "gun-free zone" so I didn't need to waste any time clipping coupons. I loaded up on the basics like shrimp baskets and garlic infused pork products.

Two of the employees had a problem with me simply rolling the full cart out the door withour paying for it. I shot one in the face and the other in the back as she was running awaying screaming something about "I never thought this could happen here."

They didn't have any chew toys for my dog, so I made a seperate murderous spree for those.

By the time I made it back home, the SWAT team was already assembled in an area where my dog poops. My first thought was that these guys are NOT coming inside my house unless they scrape their shoes.

Shootout ensues, blah blah blah; but their service pistols were no match for my freakishly small penis inspired AK-47.

Had a good dinner.

Weekend Wildlife

Some good shots of bucks of various ages this week. The coyote pack seems to have moved on as we haven't heard them nor did I get any shots of/at them.

And one extreme close-up during set-up.

Update for Kaveman:

Friday, October 16, 2009

MD Police to Respond to Registration Check reports

As noted here, there have been numerous reports of the authorities in MD doing checks on registered firearm owners.

Apparently there has been a response by them to inquiries made by local media and will be broadcast Saturday at Noon (Eastern) on AM 930 WFMD and Online.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rural upbringing

Can't remember if I posted about this before, but MikeB was interested in my experience so I'm posting it here as well.

Keep in mind that what I was doing was technically illegal, even though I didn't realize it at the time.

My favorite shooting spot/stomping grounds was an abandoned WW2 army base just a few miles from where I grew up. Only the building foundations remained but there were miles and miles of paved roads on this old base, which had since been turned into a wildlife preserve. You can google "Camp Adair Oregon" if you're interested in the history of the site.

So I decided to go plinking one afternoon by myself; something I had done dozens and dozens of times before.

Just me, my .22 rifle and a pair of binoculars.

My Father taught me to never shoot anything that I didn't intend to eat, with the exception of non-native species.

The binocs were for scoping out starlings, a non-native bird.

So I'm tooling around and stumble across about 15 cops. I saw them but they didn't see me. As I was hoofing through the brush, I decided to climb a tree to get a better view.

So here I am about 20 feet up in a tree scoping these cops out while holding a rifle.

There were other people there, another 15 or so, as well, just looked like normal civilians to me.

The cops were taking turns chasing down the civilians; their squad cars verses some old beat up muscle cars.

I couldn't really understand what I was seeing.

Cop would chase down suspect and pull him over. Then the cop would handcuff and frisk the "bad guy" and search his car. Then the cop would take the handcuffs off the dude and hand him a cup of coffee and they would both start laughing and high-fiving each other.

Truly bizzare. I watched for a long time.

Finally one of the cops spotted me up in the tree and made a hand gesture for me to approach them, which I promptly did.

Fully loaded rifle still slung over my shoulder, I walked to within 10 feet of the cop who spotted me.

He asked me what I was doing.

I responded that I was trying to figure out what you all were doing.

He chuckled a bit and explained.

This was a training exercise for new recruits enrolled in the police academy. Every one there was a cop. The ones in uniform were green recruits, while the ones dressed as civilians were the veterans conducting the training.

I then chuckled a bit as it all made perfect sense now.

They gave me a donut and advised me that this probably wasn't the safest place to be right now since they were moving on to more advanced exercises involving the cars.

The said that I should go home for my own safety.

So I thanked them for the donut and went home.

Never never never did they ask me for my rifle. Never did they ask me to put it on the ground. Never did they ask my age(I was obviously not 21).

Their main concern was for my safety. They didn't view me as a threat.

With the vision of hindsight on this incident, I recall a certain pleasure in the eyes of the vets.

They were training rookies how to be always alert for the unexpected while using common sense and I provided the exclamation point for the day.

Here I was, at the age of 13, carrying a firearm in a wildlife preserve, surrounded by 30 cops...

and eating one of their donuts.

They did refuse to give me any coffee without my parents' permission.

What is America coming to?

Kalishnakitty X-mas 2009

Via Smallest Minority comes news of Eric's 15th run of the popular Kalishnakitty shirts. Both my wife and daughter have them. Quality is excellent and the price well worth it. This is from Eric, not me so direct any inquires to him.

Howdy, everyone! Yes, it is once again time for the semi-annual Kalashnikitty shirt production run. This year, I'll be offering shirts in gray and black, as well as long-sleeve and sweatshirt designs in both colors.

I will be taking orders until Sunday, November 1 and the order with my shirt maker will go in on Monday November 2. I should have the shirts in my hands and shipping out by the third week of November and they will ship out immediately by Priority Mail. Occasionally things get delayed or sped up depending on his inventory, workload, shipping issues, etc. - but I'm giving myself enough time this time to hopefully get around these occasional issues. If a delay does occur, though, it may be around Thanksgiving when the shirts start arriving on your doorstep.

Here's the procedure for getting the shirts (this makes it a LOT easier for me to track and ship these things ASAP)

Email me ( with the following:

1 - Number, color, style (short-sleeve, long-sleeve, or sweatshirt) and sizes you want - sizes are Child's Medium, Child's Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL, Adult 2XL, and Adult 3XL.

2 - Your name and address

3 - How you would like to pay for them (Check, Money Order, Paypal)

Shirts now come in TWO colors - an ash gray (very nice) and black - shirts are high-quality, long lasting, very soft. I've never gotten an email from any of my previous customers saying, "The shirt shrunk, faded, looks horrible after 3 months, etc." - these really are quite nice shirts.
Shirts come in THREE styles - short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and sweatshirt. Necks are normal round, not V. Sizes are a little large, so if ordering for a woman, or a "slight" framed person, or for a tighter fit, go one size smaller.

Pricing - I have, in the past 8 years, never raised the price, even though my cost has gone up. And yet, I finally must do so by $1 per shirt - I've tried for the longest time to not do this, but the time is finally here :(

Any size (short-sleeve) up to XL is $21, 2XL is $22.50 and 3XL is $23.00

Long-sleeve shirts - add $3.00

Sweatshirts - add $6.00

Black shirts are an extra $2.50 per shirt (regardless of style - just add $2.50) - please specify the color you want.

Shipping via 2-3 day Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation is $5.00 for 1 shirt, and an extra $2.50 per shirt after that. (I am holding the line on shipping, though it has gone up as well - I'll eat the extra here for you guys!)

Check, MO, or Paypal is good for payments. If using Paypal, add 4% to the total payment, including the shipping.
** When you email me your order, include your full name and mailing address. I will email you back with the total.
Below are some pictures of the graphic and various people wearing them. Thanks again to everyone and spread the word!

CA Ammo Registration Bill Analysis

Howard Nemerov, author of the Austin Gun Rights Examiner, has put together an analysis of the effects the CA ammo registration/mail order ban will have:

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), California consumers buy about 1.2 billion rounds of ammunition annually, about 12% of the total U.S. market. While some of this is rifle ammunition, there’s some vagary in the new law which may result in rifle ammunition purchasers being included under the new law:
Where ammunition or reloaded ammunition may be used in both a rifle and a handgun, it may be sold to a person who is at least 18 years of age, but less than 21 years of age, if the vendor reasonably believes that the ammunition is being acquired for use in a rifle and not a handgun.
This reasonability test creates a gray area, and considering California’s anti-rights history, any doubts will likely side towards the seller requiring your personal information. For example, people with .22 rifles may have to register, because of all the .22 target pistols that fire the same rounds.
Bottom line: If rifle owners believe they have somehow escaped unscathed, they are only fooling themselves. Also, there is nothing stopping the legislature from revising this law to include all ammunition in the future.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Firearm Registration Checks in MD?

From the National Hunting Examiner:
According to the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC) has received several verified reports of the Maryland State Police questioning citizens about the firearms they legally own.

These incidents involve citizens and firearms that have no apparent connection to any crime, or any illegal activity.

That would be the historical use of registration lists.

Can any MD residents verify this?

CA Ammo Registration Bill Update II

For those who claim that the "magazines, etc" clause only relates to possession by prohibited persons, I present you this:

12317. (a) Any person, corporation, or firm who supplies,delivers, sells, or gives possession or control of, any ammunition to any person who he or she knows or using reasonable care should know is prohibited from owning, possessing, or having under his or her custody or control, any ammunition or reloaded ammunition pursuant to paragraph (1) or (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 12316, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

The same definition of "Ammunition" is used.

Which company is going to be the first to test the ‘reasonable care’ clause in court? Which ones are going to risk discrimination lawsuits by refusing mailing to certain people?

While this may not be a Dejure ban, it certainly will be Defacto.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Which Inherent Right DON'T They Oppose

It's pretty much a given that 'Gun Control' advocates aren't real big fans of the Second Amendment. The Chicago Tribune, which patently ignores thousands of marchers in Springfield in lieu of several anti-gun editorials, openly calls for its repeal.

But what isn't normally noticed are their attacks on the other rights enumerated in the Constitution, especially the 1st, 4th and 5th.

1st Amendment: 45 Superman notes how the administration at the Community College of Allegheny County needed to be forced into litigation to allow a student to hand out pro-2A information while the Second Amendment Sisters were told they were likely to be shot as threats during an EMPTY holster protest.

4th Amendment: Support of gun control groups for "Safe Storage" laws. The only way this is enforceable, as has been shown recently in Australia, is through warrantless searches of homes by the authorities. To them, that is 'reasonable'. We also did not hear a peep out of them during the seizures of firearms by authorities during Katrina yet we regularly hear that they do not support bans or confiscations.

5th Amendment: Support of gun control groups for the removal of rights without due process by being put on error-laden and secret "Watchlists".

In an interesting side point to this, we also regularly hear gun control advocates endorse licensing and/or registration of firearms all in the name to reduce crime. What we DON'T hear are their criticisms/condemnations of US v Haynes which ruled that convicted felons can't be prosecuted for failing to register a firearm under the self-incrimination clause of the 5th Amendment yet they come out of the woodwork to condemn Heller v DC which recognized the 2nd as an individual right for non-prohibited persons. So are they more concerned with criminal or legal possession of firearms?

Obviously this opposition to numerous rights by gun control advocates is only as it regards to firearm owners. If it were to come down to their personal interests, I'm sure they would fight tooth and nail to maintain them.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This might make you cry.

I'm not exactly a metrosexual, but for anyone who has a pet in their family or has adopted a stray, this may break you down.

And since I can't remember how to do a hyper link right now, I'll do it old school...

The Story of Tank

Admin Edit: Fixed it for you.

Classic Trailer

Don't feel the muse today so here's some "Best Of" posts:

Erasing the Second Amendment

Silly Assault Weapon Definitions

Minor Wording Details

Unorganized Militia Gear

Monday, October 12, 2009

Australia has no 4th Amendment

And if gun control advocates have their way, neither will we:
NORTHERN Beaches Police will be turning up on the doorstep of every licensed gun owner in the area over the next four years to check their firearms are stored correctly...
“Licensing police will be attending the home of every licensed firearm owner in the northern beaches over the next four years to inspect every weapon and check the gun safe.

“Officers will be examining all gun safes to ensure they comply with the legislative requirements, particularly in relation to the standard and security of safes.”

Supt Cruickshank reminded all legitimate owners that under the Firearms Act they must take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safe-keeping of their firearms...
And if you don't comply, you go to jail. Note that the only ones effected by this are 'legitimate owners'. Criminals aren't inconvenienced in the slightest.

This is the same thing as "Safe Storage" laws that are endorsed by groups like the Brady Campaign and the various Joyce Foundation funded groups. The only way they are enforceable is by warrantless searches of homes as determined through licensing/registration lists, another thing demanded by the gun control groups.

Many of these US groups are part of IANSA, the international, Soros funded organization that pushed for these laws in Australia, the UK, Brazil and elsewhere. They got it there, they want it here.

Unorganized Militia Gear

CA Ammo Registration Bill Update

According to Cheaper Than Dirt, the ban on mail order goes well beyond ammo:

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, "ammunition" shall include, but not be limited to, any bullet, cartridge, magazine, clip, speed loader, autoloader, or... projectile capable of being fired from a firearm with a deadly consequence. "

So pretty much any "Gun Paraphernalia" associated in any way with ammunition you won't be able to get except through whatever is locally available.

But there's no slippery-slope in the world of gun control. No, none at all. "Reasonable, Common-Sense" gun control at work.

Update: Here's what I'm pretty sure was the passed bill. From what I can figure from the legalese, it 'could' be read to prohibit mail order magazines etc.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Empty Holster = "Threat" to DHS officer

During a protest in DC by the Second Amendment Sisters, they are told that if they don't put the empty holsters away, they may be shot.
Finally he conceded that he could not make me remove my holster but warned me that if I persisted that I *would* be detained and possibly arrested or shot, that not every LEO was “pro-gun” like he was!
God, save me from my 'friends'....

Unorganized Militia Gear

We all know what the next step is...

Schwarzenegger signs one, vetoes two
Just prior to the deadline occurring at midnight Oct. 11, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law legislation that will require all firearms dealers to register all buyers of handgun ammo and ban internet and mail-order ammo sales in the state. He vetoed a bill requiring additional paperwork for firearms transfers and one that would have prohibited gun shows at the Cow Palace expo center near San Francisco.
They already have anti-gun activists going through their firearm registration lists to determine who is no longer reliable eligible.

How long will it be until this registration is used to ban or restrict ammo even further?

Unorganized Militia Gear

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Unpossible in Australia

"A frightening array of guns have been seized in the past month, including a .357 Magnum handgun and a .22 shortened rifle with silencer.

In one raid on September 9, police officers managed to seize five Colt M16 assault rifles, three Colt AR15 assault rifles, three 9mm assault rifles, a tactical assault rifle and seven 9mm handguns at Rosebery."

Obviously the Telegraph is incorrect on this as all these have been illegal Down Under for years. There is no way these could be present in an island nation w/ strict, IANSA approved, gun laws.

H/T to Clayton Cramer.