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 :
Tell him I sent you.

Also talked to "The Book Guy", Roy Carey Jr. ( 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.