Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chicago Math

According to the Chicago Tribune:
Of the 4,050 firearms traded in for gift cards, there were 55 assault weapons and 3,335 handguns, along with 660 replicas, according to the Office of Police News Affairs.

Police gave a prepaid credit card for each weapon turned in: $100 for each assault weapon, $75 for guns and $10 for BB guns, air guns and replica guns.

About $46,000 had been raised so far this year for the program

55*$100 + 3335*$75 + 660*$10 = $262,225.00


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Friday, May 7, 2010

Is there an editor in the house?

Everybody knows that Bryan Miller's old haunt folded awhile back and he merged with SUPGV(States United to Prevent Gun Violence).

I joined their email list to receive updates so I could ascertain how much of threat they were.

Meh. Not so much.

"States United to Prevent Gun Violence E-News Update

Gun Lobby Thinks Suspected Terrorists Should Be Able to Purchase Guys

Ya, I'm quakin' in my boots too.

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ICPGV Spreading the Bull

The Joyce Puppet, Illinois Council to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership (ICPGV) has expanded their 'private sale loophole' meme to deliberately underplay the effect it will have. They claim:

HB 5480 (Osterman) - This bill will require universal background checks for all handgun transactions. Private handgun sellers would be required to conduct background checks on buyers to prevent gang members, domestic violence offenders, felons, and individuals with severe mental illness from accessing handguns.
There is currently NO system for 'private sellers' to conduct checks. The Illinois State Police have estimated the cost to start the required system to be in excess of 3.5 million dollars not even including the costs of maintaining it near $400K/year.

And w/ the ISP regularly delays FOID applications, I'm sure this system will work just as smoothly. Right?

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AHSA Update

Looks like they didn't like the idea of having their domain get snagged so they renewed it.

Still no new content since February. I'ld continue to keep them in the 'defunct' category.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Where Oh Where did the Hunters and Shooters Go?

Everyone's favorite shill group for politicians who support gun control, the American Hunters and Shooters Assoc. (AHSA), seems to have gone the way a similar group, Americans for Gun Safety (AGS).

Their domain expired on April 25th and, as of the 6th of May, has not been renewed.

Their FaceBook page and Twitter feed hasn't had an update from them since February 20th.

I guess real hunters and shooters don't care for organizations whose goals are 'complementary' to the Brady Campaign.

Update: The site's back up but still no actual activity.

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Another 'I'm a Gun Owner But...."

The Zumbo/Fudd mentality continues. Long story short. 'Liberal' guy, leading a secret life of a gun owner, is upset about the fact that most ranges can only get insurance through the NRA so he's 'forced' to join. Never mind the fact that the reason is all the laws his "liberal, peace-loving, college-educated" friends have pushed. He gets even more upset when those 'ugly' semi-autos become more popular than the 'traditional' guns he likes.

Then he goes on supporting the classic gun control mantras and talking points:

As a society, we do not need semi-automatic "sporting firearms" designed for small arms combat, and armor-piercing bullets. And we don't need easily-concealable hand guns (remember "Saturday Night Specials?")

I believe this requirement can best be met with a National Gun Registration Act

Bans on Semi-autos and handguns
ammo bans

As is typical w/ his ilk, as long as he can keep his

So no, this letter is not "thoughtful and thought-provoking". It's based off of ignorance, selfishness, hypocrisy, insults, and his own bigoted stereotypes.

Good thing he's a gun owner.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yeah, That Worked Pt II

So Mayor Bloomie, after having switched from blaming tea partiers has switched to blaming the 'Terror Gap' for the recent attempted bombing in his city.

What makes it truly pathetic? (besides the spelling and PSH in the articles?)

Such a statistic seems irrelevant in Mr. Shahzad’s case, as he was on no such list in March.

So strip people of their rights w/o due process using an excuse that wouldn't have stopped the bomber from buying a gun anyway, just like the Ft. Hood shooting.

Typical PuSH'er logic. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Yeah, That Worked

WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement officials offered no explanation Tuesday for how the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing was allowed to board an international flight despite being hunted by the FBI and placed on the government no-fly list.

They can't even keep ACTUAL terrorists of planes yet various Gov't officials and gun control advocates want to strip you of your constitutional rights for being on the list.

I certainly feel safer.

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We Need It Now!!

Chicago legislators are so afraid of the McDonald case that they're trying to ram all their failed policies down the throats of the rest of the state before it's ruled against them.

Via IllinoisCarry

Threat to Society?

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nine members of a Christian militia group accused of plotting to kill police and wage war on the U.S. government were ordered freed on bond on Monday by a judge who said prosecutors failed to show they posed a real threat.

In a blistering attack, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit said prosecutors had failed to persuade her the defendants were a danger to the community.

So we seem to have two possibilities that I can see:

1) They are dangerous nutballs and the prosecutors dropped the ball big-time, allowing them to go free.

2) They are just 'run-of-the-mill' nutballs and the investigators exaggerated the threat they represent.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

AR-15 Bolt and Carrier Assembly

The assembly on my AR-15 has held up well for being nearly 25 years old but, after putting a few hundred rounds through it, there was some considerable sticking of the bolt and I determined that the best option (at least for me) would be to replace it.

Decided on a DPMS Panther Arms replacement through SG.

Cycling it w/ some A-zoom caps, it's worked flawlessly. This weekend I'll test it out.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Josh Horwitz is Upset

He doesn't like the fact that he's effectively been outed for using a sockpuppet so now he's trying to smear me by linking to my site over and over. (Note: Many of the Huffpo links no longer work as the comments have gone down the memory hole. Convenient, eh?)

I'm so hurt.

He states:
I can certainly see why you guys would smear Horwitz, and clearly the insurrectionist tag is well placed as far as you are concerned.
Of course this is coming from the same person that believes Chuck Norris is a traitor.

Josh GritsJr is also ignorant of basic law:
I'm interested in that militia you're a member of in Illinois, the one that you believe "the Founding Fathers a permanent force in lieu of a standing army and as a barrier against governmental tyranny."
Maybe 'GritsJh' should learn how to use Google.

IL Constitution. Art. 12:
The State militia consists of all able-bodied persons residing in the State except
those exempted by law.
The “militia” described here includes both the state’s organized militia who have
received military training, and its unorganized militia—composed of all other able-bodied persons who are not exempt.

Update: and over and over. This is what a breakdown looks like:
You guys running through the woods and shooting cut-out targets of Obama today?

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