Saturday, January 2, 2010

Color Me Shocked

What happens when you release a bunch of violent criminals after serving only a few weeks of their sentence?

Why they go back to business as usual:
Of those released, Quinn said 56 are back in state custody. Of those, 48 are charged with violating the terms of their release, and eight have been charged with new offenses. Six were arrested for retail theft or drugs and one for domestic assault. Another inmate released Sept. 22 after an aggravated drunken driving conviction was arrested on the same charge less than a month later, records show.
And the traditional finger pointing begins:
Gov. Pat Quinn admitted Wednesday that state corrections officials made a "mistake" in putting hundreds of inmates back on the street after just a few weeks in prison and said he didn't know about his own administration's cost-cutting decision beforehand.

Doncha' just love politicians?

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Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Look for DOOT

Well not to much. I'm not a big fan of changing things around. I did decide to go all professional w/ my business cards.


These were created by Graphic Designer Erin Konley. If you like her work, send some business her way. She can be reached at :

And don't forget that the Unorganized Militia Patches, Stickers and Pins are still available if you haven't ordered yours yet.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chicago's done.

Their brief has been submitted and is available here. Basically it's begging the court to keep 'precedent' and not overturn every crappy decision the court's made in the last 150 years.

The true desperation is shown in that they are still sticking to the 'collective rights' argument:

Nothing in the congressional debate
over the Amendment suggests any view that a
private arms right unconnected to preservation of the
militia was thought implicit in the concept of ordered
liberty.The scope of the Second Amendment right—

weapons in common use—also reflects its purpose of
protecting the militia, rather than an individual right
related to self-defense, since the Second Amendment
protects weapons regardless of whether they are
useful for self-defense.

They're done.

Update: More nonsense. They claim that overturning the gun ban will allow gang bangers to run rampant. As if they aren't already.

Are we really so far ahead that this is the best they can do?

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Days of Our Trailes: 2009 Year in Review

Blog stats for the year 2009:

Page Loads Unique Visitors First Time Visitors Returning Visitors
Total 199,526 150,206 98,725 51,481
Average 547 412 270 141

On average, readership of DOOT has increased about 35% over last year. There are over 200 followers of this site on FB.

Most viewed pages:

10) Josh Sugarmann is a Sad Clown 1,254 views
9) Seeing the Future 50 yrs ago 1,323 views
8) Modern Militia Equipment II: Basic Field Gear 1,636 views
7) Why the confusion on 'Assault Weapons 1,710 views
6) Modern Militia: Vehicles 1,969 views
5) Ugh, Why Me Here? 2,133 views
4) Modern Militia: Uniforms 2,188 views
3) Modern Militia: Firearms 2,716 views
2)Unorganized Militia Propaganda Corps 7,568 views

And the #1 viewed page on Days of Our Trailers for 2009:

1) Unorganized Militia Gear 9,378 views

Top Ten referrers :

10) ViewfromthePorch 879 visitors
9) WaronGuns 2,054 visitors
8) Keyboard and a .45 2,699 visitors
7) Google/referrals 3,364 visitors
6) BredaFallacy 3,590 visitors
5) Xavierthoughts 4,099 visitors
4) LibertySphere 5,908 visitors
3) Google/organic 8,588 visitors

Sebastian and Bitter held their place at #2 for referrals.

2) Snowflakes in Hell 11,199 visitors

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

1) SayUncle w/ a whopping 19,179 visitors

The year was eventful. Kaveman joined DOOT as a co-blogger w/ his own unique view and some excellent posts. McDonald v Chicago is in full swing with things looking good for our side and the Brady Bunch effectively admitting defeat and Chicago desperately trying to cling to whatever vestiges of the ban they can. On the Federal level, we got the Amtrack bill and a few others. No major anti-gun bills have squeeked their way through. The states have been a mixed bag w/ the usual suspects like NJ, NY and CA passing laws that will in no way effect crime but other states showing their muscle by giving the proverbial middle finger to the ATF. I had a good time at the '09 NRA Convention. Wish I could have spent more time there.

Looking forward to the fun and games in 2010. Thanks for reading.

Happy New Year.

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Destroying the Evidence

Gangbangers converge on LA County 'Gun Turn-In' to let the police destroy evidence of their crimes for them, no questions asked.

News at 11.

Update: Sailorcurt thinks the '58 guns' guy snookered them w/ rubber duckies.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What's new?

Something my buddy and I discussed awhile back is the dearth of firearm innovation for the civilian market.

Certainly there have been design improvements over time, but our focus was on truly ground-breaking technologies that would change the entire industry.

Once the ebil gun-loons settled on...

1. Centerfire metallic cartridges.
2. Smokeless powder(nitro-cellulose based).
3. Necked casings.

We kinda hit a wall in my view. Like I said, many improvements have been made to both guns and their ammunition but what was the last thing that impacted the entire industry?

The Mauser 98 bolt action design is probably still the best there is and semi-auto handguns have become smaller to compliment CCW laws sweeping the nation over the last few decades. But outside of the military, what was the last thing that changed everything.

More importantly, what do you THINK will be the next big breakthough?

One idea I had was a handgun which had its barrel directly in line with the center of your wrist and arm so that recoil would be directed straight rearward, into your shoulder, instead of your wrist being a pivot point for upward rotation. This would keep you on target for quick follow up shots.

Something like the palm pistol as far as alignment, but with more modern ergonomics and capacity.

AB 962's Real Purpose Realized Pt II

In Pt I, I noted CTD has issued a disclaimer on ammo sales. On further inquiry, their Customer Service Dept. has stated that "it will apply to every individual, business, and agency in CA".

Kudos to them.

Sportsman's Guide has not established a formal policy as of yet and I am waiting for responses from several other ammo distributors.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bloomberg's 40 Theses

SIH has obtained a copy of the report that Bloomie nailed to the doors of Congress after his entrapment exercises at gun shows in various states.

For the most part it avoids the classic "We want to ban guns" mentality of groups like the Brady Campaign and VPC and instead focuses on well researched methods to use the bureaucracy of gun laws to reduce and restrict ownership as much as possible.

If your Mayor is a member of this group, you need to do everything in your power to either change their mind or get them out of office.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Whoda thunk it?

I used to think that anti folks needed to shut the hell up.


Now, I think that their twisted thoughts need to be preserved and disseminated to everyone on the interweb tubes.

Sorry, I didn't provide any specific examples, the crap fest is happening all around me. I feel dirty, and need a shower badly.

Maybe when I'm done.

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Dissenting Opinion + Push Poll = Irrelevancy

The Brady Campaign, as they slide towards irrelevancy, continue their attack on due process. Since all their previous arguments have been ground into the dust by the use of facts, historical evidence and logic, they have been forced to rely on a dissenting opinion to a case that has nothing to do w/ firearm rights. Instead it was a case in where a Chicago law restricting free speech was found un-Constitutional.

As their "Reasoned Discourse' series was used as an excuse to censure, then end, and later delete comments on their blog, (and where the mocking phrase originated) it comes as no surprise that they would cite a judge who also supported extensive restrictions on freedom of speech.

And they continue to tout the poll written by professional lobbyists for the anti-gun MAIG as somehow being representative of NRA members.

SIH has more.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

AB 962's Real Purpose Realized

AB 962. The bill signed by the Governator to register ammo sales.

From the Brady Bunch:
AB 962 was the Brady Campaign’s top priority bill in this year’s legislature.
"Reasonable, Common-sense" gun laws in action.

From Cheaper Than Dirt:
As of January, 2011 we will no longer sell or ship ammunition to residents of California.

Does anything else need to be said?

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Parolees on Parade

What would you do if you were on a parole board and had a guy come before you that was convicted of murder in '85 and then had multiple convictions, while in prison, of assaulting prison guards?

If your answer was "Why, let him out. He's obviously reformed." You would fall right in line w/ the Illinois "Justice" system. It would also come as a complete surprise to you that this pillar of society decided to return to his nefarious ways and murder a 79 yr old man on X-mas Eve.
Records show he was paroled in November 2008 from prison, where he had been held since 1985 for a murder a year before. He also was convicted in 2001 and 2005 of aggravated battery of a peace officer. In the earlier incident, he assaulted at least two prison guards at Pinckneyville Correctional Center who tried to get him to remove personal property from his cell. Officials at the time said Cration had "an extensive history of violence, including ten staff assaults and one inmate assault along with five 'dangerous disturbances,' " according to an Associated Press story.

But remember, according to gun control advocates, it's firearm owners and those who are licensed to carry concealed that we should be worried about.

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