Archive for April, 2008

From my previous post trust me, there's no such thing as an "attempted suicide" with a .44 Magnum
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 6:39:22 PM | Feedback (0)
Bullet efficiency from a coroner's perspective. Here's a sample I see an average of 8.2 autopsies per day/365 days per year, and I can tell you that when the chips are down, there's nothing that beats a 12-gauge. As for handguns, the name of the game is not only shot placement but how a properly-placed bullet acts once it gets there. I've seen folks killed by a bb to the eye and others survive after being hit by several well-placed rounds with a 9mm. As for me, I'll take a slow-moving .45 to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 6:27:17 PM | Feedback (6)
Make sure you don't talk too loudly. You wouldn't want to wake up the operator. 911 - Like Vegas only the odds are even less in your favor. Do you have a backup plan in case 911 fails for you?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 8:41:28 AM | Feedback (2)
I think this is one of the most ignorant things I've read on gun ownership to date Do proponents of gun ownership really feel they are protected simply by owning a gun? It seems to me that to be really protected one would need to have the gun accessible at all times. Maybe we’ll eventually have to return to the Wild West and carry guns in holsters. It could make for a booming gun holster business. They could be designed for men and women and come in various colors and designs. They would have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 8:10:33 AM | Feedback (9)
One of the common talking points of the PSH crowd when it comes to promoting the ideas of Castle Doctrine and Self Defense laws is that people will simply shoot their neighbors and use the excuse of being "in fear of their life" and simply walk free. John Gutmacher points to why this isn't the case The question was squarely answered as applied to an "unreasonable" belief in the recent case of Hill v. State, 33 Fla.L.Weekly D. 1038 (Fla. 3DCA 2008), where the appellate court held that there is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2008 9:47:03 AM | Feedback (1)
(Cross posted at The Line Is Here) I've said it before, tyranny will enter this country not at a federal level but at the local level. And the people who are more than happy to bring it to you will be the police. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Springfield's men in black are returning. The city's new police commissioner, William Fitchet, says members of the department's Street Crime Unit will again don black, military-style uniforms as part of his strategy to deal with youth violence. Fitchet's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2008 9:41:47 PM | Feedback (6)
And 'prolly really, really loud. Countertop speaks of his latest conquest. Never shot .280 before but I sure wouldn't mind!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2008 6:44:02 PM | Feedback (2)
I had someone comment on why would I ever want to take a picture of my daughter with such a rifle. Simple, I explained - I wanted a photograph that showed the juxtaposition between something that is generally associated with terror and mayhem and something that is innocent and innocuous, like the rifle. It's art, baby.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2008 8:22:18 PM | Feedback (7)
Georgia asked if I would teach her how to field strip an AR. I think I might just do that!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 10:04:50 PM | Feedback (12)
She's here. Let the PSH begin! (click to embiggen) Ko-Tonics (soon to be Cardinal Armory) 16" Upper Grunt. YHM flip front sight (no BUIS as of yet). Bushmaster lower and collapsible stock. PSH-tol grip. Generic, no name brand red dot sight. C Products 10 round magazine, which, by the way, it costs more to put ammo IN the magazine than it does to buy the magazine. So far, no urges to go downtown and spray fire the homeless shelter, but I've only had her for a few hours.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 9:59:59 PM | Feedback (8)
So Xavier pointed out this rather bizarre camera which I then emailed to several of my photography oriented coworkers. 4”x5” camera made from Aluminium, Titanium, Brass, Silver, Gem Stones and a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl. Light and time enters at the third eye, exposing the film in the middle of the skull. My coworker responds I'll wait for the 18 year old skull model to come out before I buy. The prices should come down by then.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 10:00:04 AM | Feedback (3)
Tam has the book meme thingie going and open-tagged me I'm only doing this because I'm a geek. 1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating! 2. Find page 123. 3. Find the first five sentences. 4. Post the next three sentences. 5. Tag five people. See how the service is configured to receive messages from the client by studying the configuration in the App.config file of the Receiver project, shown in Listing 4.1. The service is to receive message via the predefined...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 9:24:25 AM | Feedback (9)
You take the ignorant shooting, it shatters the lies the media tells them about guns Everyone's ears perked up, so I did what any intelligent pro-rights activist would do — I asked the obvious question, "Who would like to join me for some shooting out in the desert?" I told them I could bring a variety of cool guns; I would insist on showing them how to handle them safely since they all but admitted abject ignorance, and we would have a blast shooting at cans in the desert. The gal from London...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 8:48:45 AM | Feedback (0)
TMI
So I just had a tooth fixed, finally, which is of great relief to myself. I literally sheared a tooth on the side and the little crack would collect food like a squirrel harvesting nuts for the winter. It sucked having to tote around floss all the time. Anywho, today was the day to get it fixed. My appt. was at 5, which was nice since I didn't have to take any time off and didn't have to rush all the way home (I work 45 minutes away from where I live). I didn't get taken back until 5:45, but...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 9:54:48 PM | Feedback (3)
Because their victim might take their gun and use it against them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 2:33:37 PM | Feedback (0)
Florida style
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 12:47:59 PM | Feedback (1)
Seems to be a meme, so I'll pick up on it At work, this is my coffee container of choice (sorry for the crappy pic. All I have here is a 1996 Logitech QuickCam) I normally go through two of those in the morning, sometimes three. It holds probably 3 standard cups of coffee. For a long time I'd drink 4, but eventually the caffeine started catching up with me.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 11:01:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Kim DuToit, wordsmith Remember, this is not “taking the law into your own hands”—the law has never left our possession, we just delegate its enforcement to others temporarily; and if those people are incompetent, we just take it back. This is a point that is so lost on people that sometimes I fear we may not be able to repair this country. The law is what we, the people, make it. Being a vigilante means you go and seek out the bad guys, not that you protect your self or your community....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 9:47:08 AM | Feedback (1)
Ok, now UPS is just fracking with me
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 9:34:04 AM | Feedback (2)
I failed to put The Sentinel in my blogroll. Oh, sure, it's been in my RSS reader, but that only helps me. It's the blog for the Virginia Citizens Defense League who, in my mind, is one of the most impressive pro-gun organizations out there who consistently hit waaaay above their weight level. I truly wish we had something like that here in in Florida. Sorry for the delay, guys.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 9:38:50 PM | Feedback (1)
Sebastian points out a whine by one of the more idiotic of gun grabbers, Bryan Miller “We need to demonstrate that you can reliably turn a gun off in real time,” he said. That is not good enough for Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire New Jersey, which pushed for the law five years ago. “They went about inventing the Ferrari of recognition technology when they could have used the money to build a Ford,” Miller said. “They’ve run out of money and they can’t marry it to a handgun and,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 12:47:01 PM | Feedback (1)
Because if I had a stand up, classic Asteroids video game, there'd be no blogging. Ever.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 12:33:28 PM | Feedback (4)
Just got shipping notification for my upper. Should be here on Friday. But then again, this is me we're talking about. If there's ever been an issue with shipping, I've experienced it in spades.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 11:37:20 AM | Feedback (5)
From John R. in the comments here From a strictly practical point of view, if someone's goal was to inflict fatal injuries, a shotgun is a much more ferocious weapon. Machine guns have better PR.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 7:52:18 AM | Feedback (1)
A beautiful cake with an intricate fondant top. The scent of pure vanilla wafts through the air as you cut a piece and admire the pale, moist top layer. Beneath that layer is a creamy middle of succulent frosting with a hint of almond. And at the bottom, a layer of hard, crusty shit. That's about what I felt like when I read this. I mean it started so perfect. In the middle was joy to read In recent election cycles, the greatest feat of liberal tight-rope walking has occurred not over...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 9:18:43 PM | Feedback (4)
I got some spam just a few seconds ago Subject:20,000 hot chicks undressed Get your wife hot tonight with raging no limit poker I'll have to try that with my wife, I guess...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 6:14:09 PM | Feedback (1)
You know those obnoxious "Truck Nuts" that you see hanging off the bumpers of all the Git-Er-Dones? You know, the ones politicians are now wasting time trying to ban? I found you can buy them in keychain sizes. I seriously would love to put those on my Jeep.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 1:40:14 PM | Feedback (3)
Because, when you don't know what the f#ck you're talking about, it's probably best that you don't write about it, making yourself look like an idiot in the process At issue is a bill in the Legislature that, if enacted into law, would require handguns sold in New York to be equipped with a laser capable of etching a gun's serial number on the firing pin or chamber, thereby marking each cartridge as it fires. The shell casing would then act as a fingerprint identifying the gun. California...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 7:42:07 AM | Feedback (4)
I just made some sweet tea which, by law, requires me to put a sign on my front door warning diabetics to remain 25 feet away.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2008 5:16:21 PM | Feedback (8)
I have a large tattoo that says "In Memory of Dad. 1948-2008" He gets annoyed when I remind him he needs to kick the bucket soon or else I will have wasted $150 on the damned thing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2008 12:23:02 PM | Feedback (2)
As in, the youngest has officially transitioned out of diapers. Until you've got kids, this is a milestone you truly cannot appreciate in full.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/18/2008 1:18:34 PM | Feedback (6)
(from an email) Hardy and Young will be Giving 'em Heller at NRA Exhibits Booth 1551 Those attending the 2008 NRA Annual Exhibits at the Kentucky Expo Center will have a unique and special opportunity this year as the Supreme Court considers the meaning of the Second Amendment in the DC vs Heller gun ban case. The Second Amendment Films booth (#1551) will have two notable independent Second Amendment scholars in attendance, David T. Hardy and David E. Young, both of whom have links to the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/18/2008 7:26:38 AM | Feedback (0)
'Cuz this is some serious, high pressured PSH. A point I wish to opine here - Any firearm can kill someone. The gun itself has no bearing on someone's willingness or desire to kill another human being. If you wish to ban any gun because it can be used to kill, you must ban them all. Hat Tip Rustmeister
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/17/2008 7:43:23 PM | Feedback (4)
(Cross Posted at The Line is Here) Poor Mr. Otto. You see, Steve is a columnist for a local rag and opines daily on everything. It's what they pay him for. I get the pleasure of reading Steve from time to time since some gracious soul leaves the paper in the last stall every morning. The increased stress from reading the news helps, I guess. Anyway, today Steve whines in his article called Our Safety Net Slipping Into a Nightmare There is an assumption when we sit down in a restaurant the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2008 10:52:23 AM | Feedback (6)
She'd cry until I gave in. Maybe next year I can do this for the Buy a Gun Day.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2008 9:55:14 AM | Feedback (2)
When reading a newspaper, anyone from the NRA is a lobbyist but anyone from The Brady Bunch is a "spokesperson"?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2008 9:50:25 AM | Feedback (6)
So, last Saturday I had a little demolition to do. I have about 1/2 a cup of gun powder that had been sitting open for an unknown amount of time in the garage. I didn't trust it with the temperature and humidity fluctuations here in the Humidity / Sunshine state, so I did what any responsible former Georgia Redneck would do. I poured it out at the end of my drive way and lit it. Now, let me preface what happened with a little history. The last time I did this I had pulled quite a few rounds of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2008 8:26:38 PM | Feedback (7)
My inner geek loves stuff like this Thus, billions of years from now the Earth will always keep the same face turned toward the Moon, just as the Moon already always keeps the same face turned toward the Earth. I posit though that by the time the tidal forces equal out, ol' Sol will have petered out and puffed up enough to swallow Mars, so I'm not too concerned about the length of the lunar month just yet.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2008 2:24:10 PM | Feedback (1)
I already bought my gun. Now I'm just waiting on the #$^@ parts to get in so they can get assembled and then sent to my happy ass. Patience is highly overrated.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2008 12:19:50 PM | Feedback (1)
I used to buy most of my factory ammo at Wal-Mart. Never again. I would rather spend several dollars more at other places than give them business. It won't hurt them that much so it's more a principle thing, but I refuse to ever give them another dime for any sort of sporting good.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2008 7:21:59 PM | Feedback (6)
So I read this earlier today. Then I just happened to read this. Not scientific proof by any stretch of the imagination, but it does make one think.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2008 1:09:32 PM | Feedback (3)
Don't even try to touch Breda's pie
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2008 9:10:09 PM | Feedback (0)
Mad Rocket Scientist takes on one of Heinlein's misused quotes "An armed society is a polite society". Oddly enough, he takes the pro-gun side to task in a way that is eye opening and refreshing. I especially love the comparison to the navy and how each and every person on a ship is responsible for putting out fires although there are "dedicated" damage control teams to our professional police force and the responsibility we all have in fighting crime. Give it a read. It's worth your time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2008 8:45:43 PM | Feedback (2)
I'm going to go hump my gun while I read Leviticus. I'm tired of getting hoodwinked.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2008 8:03:04 PM | Feedback (6)
I won't pull the lever for McCain. But I'll be damned if the weight of Obama's socialist clap trap doesn't cause my finger to punch the button by McCain's name involuntarily. Between him and his piece of shit for a wife and her "We're taking your pie", McCain is at least tolerable.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2008 8:35:58 PM | Feedback (4)
Touch my pie. I dare you you socialist piece of shit. "The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." The truth is you and your lackluster husband are nothing more than socialist swine who think that "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a nifty slogan. Tell you what, since you haven't been an "American" very long,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2008 8:16:46 PM | Feedback (5)
While I loathe the recent gun bill for many reasons, one of the biggest is that it gives bigots like this something to latch their talking points to It will be really nice to know that some crazy employee will be able to run to his car if you tick him off, get his gun, and come back loaded for bear. This is basically the only grain of truth the anti-rights bigots have in their arsenal and yet they still manage to not get their point across worth a damn. Instead of understanding that yes, at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2008 8:03:42 PM | Feedback (1)
Let me state unequivocally that the "Commuter Protection" or "Trunk Doctrine" law they just passed here in Florida is stupid, wrong, and a waste of everything from money to political capital. I'm disappointed in the NRA for pushing such a boneheaded law. This law is supposedly a boon for our rights as it "allows employees to keep a weapon secured in their vehicle". I call bunk. I dislike this law because it is too narrow to be of any use. It only protects a specific class of citizen from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2008 4:37:11 PM | Feedback (12)
Said goodbye to Atlanta this morning and just got back a little while ago. The girls are in the bath. Going to finish that up, get them to bed, then try to take it easy. You know how you need a vacation after a vacation. More blogging soon.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2008 7:42:22 PM | Feedback (0)
Spring Break is supposed to be warm with beaches and scantily clad high school girls parading around. 'Cept I'm up in Atlanta visiting Mom where it's overcast and like 60 degrees (as a side bit of trivia, I think in Florida, water freezes at 58 degrees). This may explain the complete lack of posting, but then again, maybe not. It's the first time I've seen my mom since her surgery. Her hair is starting to grow back, but it's a little odd to see her with what amounts to a buzz cut. She's doing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2008 10:08:04 AM | Feedback (6)
Armed Canadian delivers it to a well deserving heinie. Is this what our kollege kidz are these days? Jeez...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2008 4:47:22 PM | Feedback (4)
A great questionnaire by Greg. I think this points out a giant flaw in every "poll" that states Americans believe there should be tougher gun laws. Most Americans probably have no idea what laws exist already. Show them this quiz.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2008 7:59:13 AM | Feedback (2)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2008 8:51:22 AM | Feedback (5)