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Because like Tam says…

There’s no sense using up all your good material at an away game.

Weer’d points out that the US Department of Agriculture is getting serious about taking on the feral pig problem.

But the agency needs more firepower for another kind of rural reckoning and is gearing up with thermal imaging weapons.

In its crosshairs are aggressive feral hogs that can weigh more than 400 lbs (180 kg) and have been known to carry off newborn calves. They cause about $1.5 billion of damage every year to farm communities and fields, say department officials, and now there are worries they may help spread a deadly pig virus.

Like Weer’d, I think it would be much more efficient to encourage American hunters and other gun owners to go out and shoot them instead of waiting on a government program.

Maybe the USDA, instead of buying the thermal sights themselves should help regular Americans to get them and join in the fight. They could even lean on the ATF to hurry along all those silencer approvals.

Uncle Sam wants YOU!
To get an AR, thermal sights, and a silencer
To WIPE OUT Huns Feral Pigs!

Maybe Obama could get Shepard Fairey to do us up a poster.

Anyone with some graphic experience want to help Obama’s USDA with this poster? Somehow I don’t think Mr. Hope Poster will be all that friendly to this idea.

The curious case of the kidnapped father

Luke over at Triangle Tactical brings us a discussion of why you should carry a gun at home.

How many times have you heard someone say this? “I don’t carry at home, I live in a good neighborhood” or “I only carry when I’m going somewhere I might need it”

A Wake Forest, NC man was kidnapped from his home 5 days ago, and transported to Atlanta where he was being held in an apartment. This morning he was rescued by FBI agents, and it appears from the article that he’s okay.

The kidnapped man’s daughter works as a Wake County Assistant District Attorney, but there’s no word on whether or not that had anything to do with his kidnapping.

Carry your gun. It’s a lighter burden than regret.

My friend’s left-handed rifle needs a loving home

You know what’s worse than Puppy Sadness? Underused Rifles. My friend John has a rifle that isn’t getting enough love and he’d like to see it get to a good and loving home.

Like new left hand Savage 110 FP

I need some high price dental work and with no insurance I need to sell this rifle pronto.

$700 cash

Left Hand Savage 110 FP 308 Win

Long action rifle, ready to go for entry level E class shooting.

Less than 30 rounds through it, thought I was going to get into the LR game but it never happened.

Rifle is like new fired only to sight in the scope.

Action is bedded

Factory stock has been textured and rattle can painted.

Bushnell 3200 Elite, 10 x 40. Mildot scope with Mildot turrets. 1/10 mil per click

Rifle Basix SAV 1 trigger 14oz-3lb adjustable.

EGW Picatinny base

Warne Rings

Harris SLM Bipod with Podlock

Steel trigger guard.

Check it out on Arms List.

Savage110FP1 Savage110FP2
This is a private party sale in North Carolina. He lives in the Raleigh/Durham area. John will follow ALL relevant laws.

Contact him through ArmsList.

You didn’t know?

Erin Palette?
Umm, didn’t you know?
Seriously?
Worst kept secret in the gunblogosphere.

But I was told that AR-15s would blow deer completely apart

Is an AR-15 good for hunting? Between the people saying that the wussy .223 Remington cartridge is only good for shooting poodles and those saying that “assault weapons” would blow the deer completely apart, I don’t know what to think. Fortunately The Backwoods Engineer is on the case.

Ol’ Backwoods hears all kinda tales about what does and does not work in hunting cartridges. Some folks say a 16″ AR firing .223 is inadequate for deer, while others say with the right bullets and loads, it can be done. Of course, the mainstream media is all over the place, from claiming “an AR-15 cannot be used to hunt deer” to ‘deer would explode from being hit with the high-caliber bullet of a Bushmaster assault rifle’. Yeah, buddy.

I’ve met Backwoods Engineer. He came to the Appleseed shoot I went to wearing the Gunwalker T-Shirt I sold him. In my mind, you can’t get any cooler than that.

 I might have to work a trade or something with him. I’ll have to see if I can get in on the “roll your own AR hunting ammo” thing. I know how to reload already, and I’ll bet I can find a few people who’d be willing to let me shoot a hog or six.

WOTC for HAVA

Last year Linoge of Walls of the City ran a fundraiser for Soldiers Angels, raising about $2,300. This year he’s raising money for HAVA, Honored American Veterans Afield.  Rather than be a bunch of jerks about gun owners like the Wounded Warrior Project, HAVA takes disabled American veterans out hunting and shooting.

I know that no one NEEDS to win a prize for donating to a worthy cause, but there are some pretty cool donated prizes up for grabs. $5 gets you a ticket to the drawing. Linoge has posted all the details HERE. Throw them a couple of bucks. You’ll be doing our disabled vets a good service and who knows, you might get a free ticket to Boomershoot.

 

 

How to effectively harass and annoy your representatives

Yesterday at the Second Amendment Freedom Rally, I ended up conducting an impromptu class on how to lobby your representatives. George at Newbie Shooter wrote it all down and wants to share it with you.

Let’s talk about how the sausage is made.

We have a Federal system in the US. We have a tendency to focus on the national government, and the antics of the clowns in Washington DC. I’m not sure why, but I think it has to do with the fact that it’s easier for the networks to cover one National capital than to try to find out what’s happening at 50 state ones. But look at who actually makes the laws you have to live with.

Imagine that you went out right now and shot your neighbor. Who would arrest you? Which court would you end up in for your trial? And most importantly, which set of laws would you be tried under, State or Federal?

That’s why I’ve been telling people for years that the real action in gun rights is at the State level. The laws that determine what you can carry, where you can carry it, and what laws you have to follow before hauling it out and shooting someone are all made at the State level. If you can get what you want out of the State, you can basically ignore all but the worst federal attempts at gun law changes.

Your representative is a local resident. With 120 seats in the NC House, each one represents about 77,500 people. This sounds like a lot until you realize that the Representatives at the National level have districts nearly 10 times as large. This means that you have a much better chance of influencing your State representative.

The final thing to consider is that State representative jobs are often stepping-stones to higher political office. These guys want to move up. They don’t want to piss you off, which could end up messing up their future chances.

So get to your State capital (or at least the local office) and start telling your representative what you want them to do. Get their email address and their office phone number. Make sure that when they think of your issue they think of you first.

And what do you say once you get face to face with your representative? Click over to George’s post and he’ll tell you.

Preach it, sister!

Rachel Lucas goes after one of America’s cherished myths. So many Americans thing that the Brits are somehow smarter because of their accents.

I think it was Adam Carolla the other day that I heard lamenting that Americans are impressed by a British accent because we stupidly think it sounds smart. I admit, I shared that utterly baseless bias before four years ago but it was annihilated after about three days of living in England.

Trust me, folks. The British have just as many inbred dipshits with goat-like IQ as America has. I heard just as much moronic, ill-reasoned, poorly-enunciated and blatantly fuckin’ dumbassed nonsense in “posh” Surrey and around London as I ever did during my hickbilly childhood in hickbilly Missouri.

She goes on to point out how incredibly stupid Piers Morgan is, despite the number of people who think he’s just so smart because he sounds like something straight out of My Fair Lady.

I posted this to my Facebook page and got a response from my brother.

Huh. You couldn’t figure out that out by listening to our relatives?

I hadn’t really thought about it, mostly because I rarely think about my mother’s family. He’s right. I’ve heard some really stupid, thoughtless, ill-considered crap delivered with a “posh” accent during my childhood. Maybe that’s why I am immune to the whole “British accents sound smart” garbage. I don’t care how you pronounce it. Being a snob doesn’t make you intelligent.

 

How murderous is the USA anyway? or Piers Morgan really is racist!

Miguel points out that the USA is listed 108th in intentional homicide rate. He points out that for Piers Morgan to say

“And you have by far the worst rate of gun murder and gun crime of any of the civilized countries in this world.”

It’s both disingenuous AND racist. Let’s look at the Wiki page “List of Countries by Intentional Homicide Rate.” Taking that data, organizing it and turning it into a bar graph we get this.

Murder Rate Overall

See that little red circle? That’s “murderous” USA compared to everyone else. We barely beat out Turkmenistan for 108th place.

That graph is hard to see, so here’s all the graphs.

Countries with homicide rates 20 or above per 100K

 Murder Rate above 20

Countries with homicide rates 10 to <20 per 100K

Murder Rate 10 to 20

Countries with homicide rates 5 to <10 per 100K

Murder Rate 5 to 10

Countries with homicide rates 2 to <5 per 100K

Murder Rate 2 to 5

Countries with homicide rates 1 to <2 per 100K

Murder Rate 1 to 2

Countries with homicide rates <1 per 100K

Murder Rate 0 to 1

I’ve helpfully colored in the USA at 4.2 murders per 100K. You should also bear in mind that our rate of 4.2 is not just murder, but murder and non-negligent homicide. It’s an entirely different discussion when we start comparing how different countries report their data. (TL/DR version: Japan lies as a matter of police procedure)

Piers Morgan is being disingenuous when he points solely to “gun murder” and “gun crime.” We as Americans don’t care if a murder is committed with a gun or a knife, or with “personal weapons.” Dead is dead. I’ll be happy to accept 4.2 per 100K rather than worse in 107 other countries.

Piers Morgan is also a racist when he says that any country with worse murder rates is not civilized. Like Miguel says, perhaps Piers longs for the days of British Imperialism, where Englishmen went abroad to force other “uncivilized” nations to be more like (Formerly Great) Britain.

Let’s take Piers Morgan EXACTLY at his word. He only wants to talk about GUN murder. Here’s a graph of the Wiki data from “List of Countries by Firearm Death Rates.” I’ve organized it by firearm homicide rate, highest to lowest.

Murder Rate Guns

For those of you who can’t read tiny print, let me make a list of all the “Uncivilized” countries that Piers Morgan dismisses.

  1. El Salvador
  2.  Jamaica
  3.  Honduras
  4.  Guatemala
  5.  Swaziland
  6.  Colombia
  7.  Brazil
  8.  Panama
  9.  Mexico
  10.  Philippines
  11.  Paraguay
  12.  Nicaragua
  13.  Zimbabwe
  14.  Costa Rica
  15.  Uruguay
  16.  Argentina
  17.  Barbados
  18.  United States

Hell, some of those places are so civilized that rich white folks go there on vacation.

Near as I can tell, the majority of these countries they are modern representative democracies.There are a few hell holes on the list, but taken as a whole, the only difference between most of these countries and the USA is the fact that the USA is majority white. So when he says we have the worst “Gun Murder” and worst “Gun Crime” rates of any “Civilized” nation, what he’s really saying is that we’re the worst in that category for “white” nations. He sees civilization strictly in terms of race. If that’s not racist, I don’t know what is.

I dare Piers Morgan to go to each of these countries embassies and tell them that he thinks that they are “uncivilized.” If he’d film it, his network would be able to make Super Bowl level advertising rates on his program. Everyone would tune in to watch an annoying racist prick get his ass kicked.

Buy your leather sap before Raymond sells them all!

I’ve shown you my sap already.

Mine’s the one on the bottom. It was handmade by Raymond, here in Raleigh.

Now’s the time to get your very own sap. Raymond is clearing out his inventory at rock bottom prices. He has some very fine saps, nothing over $50! And that includes shipping. So hop on over there and grab yours before he sells them all. Tell him Sean sent you.

There is no law against carrying a sap in North Carolina. I carry mine into restaurants that serve alcohol because NC prohibits me from carrying my gun. The State bans me from carrying one tool, so I carry another. Remember that YOU are the weapon. The gun is just a tool.

FTC disclaimer: Raymond did not pay me for this link or endorsement. I paid good hard cash for my sap. If you don’t agree that my endorsement is based upon the quality and usefulness of my Raymond Sap, feel free to come over and I will demonstrate how well it works.