Monthly Archives: July 2011

What kind of person takes his ex-girlfriend and 9 kids hostage? (*Video*)

Durham Police found themselves in a standoff Tuesday morning.

I don’t think you will be surprised that the State has a file on this guy.
He’s an absconder from probation, and now has more charges to keep him in prison for a little while.
What a jerk.
*In North Carolina, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, machine guns, and suppressors are considered “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”

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Rob a poker game, get shot dead (*Video*)


 
So let’s check what the state has to say about our intruders


Sounds good to me. What I don’t understand is why the homeowner was charged for having a poker game. The surviving thug will be charged once he is released from the hospital. Hopefully he will be charged with felony murder since his partner died in the commission of a violent felony.

Moral of the story? Carry your guns, even at poker games at your friend’s house.

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In the Mail: Revision Sawfly ballistic specs

Today I received a pair of Revision Sawfly ballistic shooting glasses.
I always get a headache when I wear both shooting glasses and earmuffs. Revision sent me this pair to show me that they have solved the problem by making the legs thin enough to take the pressure off my head. They even supplied the corrective lens inserts so now I don’t have to try to wear shooting glasses over regular glasses.
I’ll be giving these ballistic glasses a real workout at the Blogmeet and shooting class. If I can make it 8 hours on the range without searing pain, I’ll be a happy man.
I will sit down and do an interim review as soon as I get a little time. First impressions? They are comfortable, and with my new corrective lenses (Revision will fill your prescription for only $100) I can see great! I took them to the local blacksmith’s “Forge Night” tonight and wore them with my Leight earmuffs and was really happy with them both together.

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It’s time for the citizens of Canton to get themselves a new City Council President. (*Audio*)

It’s time for the citizens of Canton to get themselves a new Mayor City Council President.
Listen to this absurd rant.

Apparently it’s ok to have guns, but carrying them is insane.
Ht: Cam Edwards, via Twitter

Update: Bill thinks we should all wear “Cunning Hats” and have a protest.

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Kidnapping and extortion, entry level crime?

So was this man just getting started in a life of crime?
Wow, he committed a serious crime. Was he just some ordinary law abiding citizen who suddenly snapped when presented with an opportunity to make a little cash?
Once again we see that the worst sort of criminals generally have prior records. If the gun grabbers wanted to reduce crime, why don’t they try to control these criminals instead of trying to control my gun?
I’m starting to think that reducing crime isn’t really their objective.

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A sudden and random crime?

A man got shot in the face while at a Fayetteville nightclub early Monday morning
A sudden, random, senseless crime?
Or was the victim up to something unlawful and shot by a rival?

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Gunwalker T-Shirt Sales Reopen!

Back due to popular demand!


I have reopened the orders for Gunwalker T-Shirts. This time the window for ordering will stay open until about August 15th. This means that shirts will arrive in your hand somewhere around the first or early in the second week of September.

Other fine folks who are sporting their Gunwalker T-Shirts:

Bloggers, email me your links!

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Templar Rifle shoot

I got an invite to go to  a rifle demo today. Templar Consulting makes a multi-caliber rifle based upon the AR-15 platform. Honestly, if you didn’t look inside, you wouldn’t know that there was anything special about the rifle at all. It certainly looks nice, and the handguards look solid, but from the outside there’s nothing to distinguish this rifle from 100 other AR clones out there.
And then Bob, the owner/proprietor/chief mad scientist of Templar Consulting whips out his Allen wrench and starts to work. Three Allen screws are turned and the nice, lightweight railed fore-end comes straight off. Then he pulls out a strange looking wrench and unscrews the barrel nut. Off comes the barrel and gas tube to be replaced by another. Tighten the barrel nut, replace the fore-end, swap out the bolt and presto-chango, it’s a different caliber.
His three calibers are .223 Wylde (for most of us, basically just a slightly modified 5.56 NATO) 6.5 Grendel, and .50 Beowulf. I got to shoot them all.
Pretty much anyone who’s shot an AR clone has shot it with some variant of the .223/5.56 caliber. No surprises there. We shot it at steel targets at 200 yards, including a round 6 inch plate on a spring. Easy shots with the scope. I would have liked to shoot it with just an EOTECH sight, but didn’t have a chance.
The 6.5 Grendel was fitted with a suppressor, and was extremely accurate. I shot two of the 4” Tannerite boomers, and it wasn’t even a challenge. I was actually bored with it because I wasn’t taxing the rifle or my own (marginal) marksmanship. I did get a taste of blowback of the gas from the suppressor though, and that was unpleasant.
I also shot the .50 Beowulf. When you are used to shooting an AR in 5.56 NATO, the .50 Beowulf is a bit stout. Now, for those not familiar with how to shoot an AR, you are supposed to put your nose right up against the charging handle. DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE .50 BEOWULF! Trust me on this. Learn from my fail. Still, if you need a round that will stop a rampaging rhino, this one’s for you.  
I like the concept, but I’m not totally sold on the idea of a multiple caliber weapon. Multiple barrel lengths would be awesome. Assuming I had a Short Barreled Rifle tax stamp, it’d be fantastic to be able to swap out short and longer barrels. I’d really like a SBR to defend the house. You all know that I want a Kriss Vector for that task, but I think that a suppressed 10-12 inch barreled AR would work well too.
What I would really like to do is take one of these rifles to an AR training class, like TigerSwan or Magpul Dynamics. That would really let us know how reliable this rifle is.

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Living for 32 or Living Off 32?

Readers of this blog will know that I really like Brian Anse Patrick. I like his book, Rise of the Anti-Media, and quoted from it multiple times. Dr. Patrick decided to go and watch Colin Goddard’s “documentary” film Living for 32. Dr. Patrick, a professor at the University of Toledo, is an associate professor in their department of Communication, and he deconstructs Living for 32 as a piece of propaganda.
First he talks about Colin Goddard
This transmutation of the lead of the bullets to the gold he gets paid is why St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hoffman calls Colin Goddard “The Alchemist.”
He also talks a bit about his theory that people who favor gun control actually favor a regime of administrative control of society, one where experts manage most aspects of life instead of accepting that individuals have choices.
Read the whole thing. As a Professor of Communication, he often uses big words, but the concepts are fairly easy to understand. He’s just using all those fancy words so that the opposition knows that he’s on to them. They can’t pretend that he’s too stupid to understand what they are doing if he uses their own language back at them.

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A two state problem will need a one state solution

Here’s another waste of resources masquerading as a human being
So do you think he had a record?
There’s no doubt that he had previously identified himself as a serial troublemaker
Time to close the door on this felon. He’s never going to be a productive member of society. We can’t make him better, all we can do is prevent him from harming others by locking him away.

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