Archive for April, 2009

Josh Sugarmann is a sad clown. He can't get Obama to ban all guns yesterday and so he whines and whines about it. He gets taken to task fairly well in the comments, but one particular anti-rights bigot asks for his lunch on a platter and promptly has it handed to him krechsd If there are 2.5 million crimes stopped by guns , how come it never appears in the news? Excuse me if I doubt your "research" , but what is happening is guns are being used to kill co-workers, fellow...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 12:17:59 PM | Feedback (3)
Jay G Holy Mary, mother of G-d. This has got to be the pants-shittingest, fear-mongeringest, blown-all-to-hell-out-of-proportionest headline I have ever seen in my entire life. "Killer flu" - there has been one reported death in the US, meaning that this flu has killed the same number of people as Ted Kennedy. Yet they don't refer to Fat Teddy as "KILLER SENATOR"...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 12:10:42 PM | Feedback (3)
The disarmament of a society can happen without taking away their tools of resistance, but by taking away the very will to resist in the first place. If you give a pacifist a gun, you can still kill him with a baseball bat. He won't shoot you, won't raise his hands against you, won't defend his own miserable life. He will stand there and die even though he has the very means to resist. The vilification of firearms and self reliance is part of this attempt. Tell people over and over that the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 8:53:23 AM | Feedback (6)
Robbery suspect dies after being shot by property owner Polk County man shot at two robbery suspects Tuesday morning when he thought they were going to run him down. One of the suspects was hit in the head and died, and the other is still at large. They stole his Land Rover and tried to run him down with it. The lady (gasp! There's crooks with ovaries?) was driving and paid for her stupidity with her life. Detectives aren't sure if the male suspect was hit. The property owner last...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 7:08:03 AM | Feedback (5)
The sad panda is not happy with his Obama. Seems poor widdle Paul is realizing, like a large swath of Americans, that Obama's promises on the campaign trail are nothing but lip service.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2009 7:25:56 PM | Feedback (1)
'Cept when, you know, they actually are saying they want to Ban the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber or larger weapons, and creates a program to recall those currently legally owned (A.3211A/Eddington); Another glaring reason why I won't move to NY.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2009 7:14:14 AM | Feedback (6)
Just loaded up another 100 rounds of .45 ACP for this weekend. ~250 should get me through. One day, I'm upping my reloading to a Dillon press. Took 45 minutes to load 100 rounds. That's too slow!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2009 8:44:35 PM | Feedback (4)
Wow… Remember the gun range where that lady killed her kid then herself? This can't be good for business. Hat Tip Around O-Town
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 8:03:11 PM | Feedback (6)
The next IPSC match is this Sunday. That means I have quite a bit of work to do. I need to load another 100 to 200 rounds. I need to reorganize my range bag. Hitting the indoor range is different than a competition. I'll even have a spare extractor just in case. I'm out of brake cleaner which comes in handy I need to spray paint the brass bright pink so I can reclaim the suckers before the old farts with the little pick-up sticks can get to them ;) I've not done much dry fire...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 1:37:55 PM | Feedback (10)
As in, you'll need one before looking at this 1911. Xavier has Ugly Guns, Oleg has the polar opposite.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 1:28:11 PM | Feedback (1)
One of the more interesting parts of my day is to look at all the search terms that people use to find me. Sometimes they're scary. Sometimes they're just weird. Either way, you can see the last 5 on the right as well as the posts they link to. It's things like that that happen when I'm bored.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 1:22:54 PM | Feedback (2)
The letter to send to any Republican misrepresentative who dares asks you for a dime.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 1:21:20 PM | Feedback (1)
And at a new location - Glad to have you back!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 7:16:09 AM | Feedback (0)
Whew. What a weekend. Painting, painting, some more painting, then replacing all the outlets, light switches, and phone jack. Now, I'm taking the girls to Waffle House for some extra greasy dinner.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/26/2009 5:05:43 PM | Feedback (2)
Due to various aligning of the Planets of Suck, I'm tasked with painting the office this weekend. So, with that said, my PC will be shut down so very little email or blogging for me. The blog may go up and down a few times too, but thems the breaks. See you all Monday.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 6:06:25 PM | Feedback (1)
I thought the crooks were supposed to take the guns away from their victims. Man wrestles gun from intruder in Pittsburg home invasion The male homeowner said he was awakened and came out of his bedroom to investigate the noise. He said he was confronted by one man with a sawed-off shotgun and a second man with a handgun. He wrestled the shotgun out of the suspect's hand, and the man fell on him, he said. The second suspect then reportedly shot at the victim's wife but did not hit her....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 3:54:05 PM | Feedback (4)
Hero Mug – Now with 360 degree rotaty goodness!!!!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 3:32:05 PM | Feedback (0)
It doesn't matter if you ban guns, those willing to commit murder will just find new and creative ways They have now released an X-ray of the 27-year-old's skull and neck, which shows it was filled with 34 nails. "Post-mortem examination results revealed Mr Liu was shot repeatedly to the head with a high-powered nail gun. Similar types of nail guns can fire nails up to 85 millimetres long," Detective Inspector Mark Newham of the Homicide Squad said in a statement. Now, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 1:52:38 PM | Feedback (10)
The Civilian Gun Self Defense Blog has this story Tucson, Arizona From the April 24, 2009 Arizona Daily Star: A woman who tried to carjack a man at gunpoint outside a North Side Walgreens early Thursday was shot and wounded by the man, police said. The man called police around 12:30 a.m. to report he had just shot one of two women who tried to take his car as he waited in the pharmacy drive-through near East Grant and North Swan roads, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 10:39:56 AM | Feedback (6)
Linoge discusses a rather nasty bout of hoplophobia in Knoxville Apparently some control freaks in the Knoxville governmental structure are against law-abiding citizens being able to legally defend themselves in city parks: Joe Walsh, the city of Knoxville’s parks and recreation director, and Doug Bataille, the county’s parks chief, cited many of the same reasons for opposing the bill. “We have confrontations all the time between players, parents and umpires,” Walsh said. “Things...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 10:12:48 AM | Feedback (4)
Over at Ry's place, he's got a photograph of himself igniting a boomer at Joe Huffman's Boomershoot. You could not ask for a better timed camera shot. You not only can see the beginnings of the explosion, you can still see the bullet hole that caused it. Freaking amazing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 9:08:03 AM | Feedback (1)
Hero Mug Battle Mug starts as a 13.5 pound solid block of 6061 T6 billet aluminum before it enters a state of the art CNC facility in Huntsville, Alabama. This facility produces specialized parts and equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense, major weapons manufacturers, NASA, and a host of other companies working at the U.S. Rocket and Space Center. Built to military specifications, Battle Mug features a M1913 rail interface system which allows the operator to mount a standard issue..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 8:50:27 AM | Feedback (11)
Florida- Homeowner Cleared in Shooting Cornwell arrived at his Grove Avenue home just before 7 a.m. His wife left for work, and he was alone with his 3 1/2-month-old son and 3 1/2-year-old daughter. A noise awoke him from his sleep and, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, he went to find out what was happening, Antonello wrote. Cornwell came "face-to-face" in the hallway of his home with Michael Collins who swung a crowbar at Cornwell's head. Cornwell chased Collins out the..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 8:07:27 AM | Feedback (14)
Chatting with Greg, discussing how shooting clays is a good introduction to newbies and firearms. Greg: When you hit your first clay, you remember how that felt? Me-Gmail: No, I'm from Georgia. I can't remember what I felt like when I hit my first clay. I was drunk. And only 6. Ah, the good old days when you could walk around without pants and it was considered "Cute" rather than "Call 911 Type Creepy".
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 2:17:51 PM | Feedback (0)
Let Me Google That For You
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 11:26:58 AM | Feedback (1)
Why don't you people entertain me for a change?
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 10:44:22 AM | Feedback (11)
The US Constitution for iPhone / iTouch I admit, I can't remember precise details of anything. My brain is hardwired for fast input / output and not long term memory storage. So, while I can remember the gist of a particular amendment or article, I can never recall the exact words. Now, I can.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 9:59:27 AM | Feedback (4)
Over at Uncle's place In Texas, we have over 2300 separate felonies alone….including 11 involving oysters. Great. Another state I'm not welcome in.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 8:59:37 AM | Feedback (4)
A reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) emailed me today with the following request Hi Robb, I have a friend who’s currently in the conversation phase with her husband about gun ownership. She’s pretty level headed, but one of her biggest hang ups is that she thinks having a gun in the house will make the household less safe on net, not more safe. She’s highly educated (JD, MS), intelligent, and isn’t afraid of evil mind control rays that might be emitted by a gun, but isn’t really...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 8:24:07 PM | Feedback (28)
When will I learn to stop arguing with brick walls?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 3:45:59 PM | Feedback (8)
Regardless of the tools the government allows you to use, your voice is one they cannot restrict. Use it. I like how this is illustrated as part of the self defense equation, not an entire pre-packaged solution where you'll need nothing else.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 12:26:46 PM | Feedback (1)
So, today at work, they're celebrating Earth Day with a big 'ol shindig which is akin to having an anti-pornography conference at a strip joint. See, they've trucked in a live band, catered food, and have had a bazillion flyers printed up to remind you to recycle. The energy wasted on such a lavish event is not insignificant – at least not insignificant when compared to how most people consider saving the Earth. When you think about exactly how little time left the Earth has anyway, it doesn't...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 12:21:49 PM | Feedback (4)
So, there's a bug in some code somewhere and they've asked me to look into it. Thank God, it's actual .Net code. Yeah, it's ancient stuff written in (*shudder*) VB.Net, but it's still .Net where at least things make sense and a programming environment that will do crazy things like show me the entire contents of a string or XML document and not truncate it and not crash every 15 seconds. I'll put up with VB.Net any day compared to the craptacular Java POS I've had to work on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 9:29:19 AM | Feedback (0)
Police say gun at school was stolen MONROE, Wis. - Investigators say a shotgun brought to Monroe High School by a 16-year-old student was stolen. Can't be true - Everyone knows kids get their firearms through gun shows! So, let's go through the list here again, shall we? Theft? Illegal… Bringing a firearm into a 'Gun Free Zone'? Illegal… Possession by a minor? Illegal… Best course of action? SHUT DOWN THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE AND PUNISH THE LAW ABIDING!!!!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 9:26:08 AM | Feedback (1)
Reason is readable again.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 9:22:45 AM | Feedback (3)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 9:16:14 AM | Feedback (1)
Not a bad idea at all! In fact, I might just move here.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 1:27:00 PM | Feedback (2)
The Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog just celebrated its 4000th entry. Clayton Cramer, the brains (and the looks) behind the site had this to say Regular readers know that the reason that I started the Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog was an email exchange between myself and anti-gun Professor John J. Donohue back in 2003, in which he claimed that legitimate defensive uses of guns by civilians were extremely rare. Thanks, Professor Donohue, for making me do this! This is the main resource I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 12:43:45 PM | Feedback (1)
Old fart
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 9:10:08 AM | Feedback (1)
I don't want to burn up the ammo I have and not be able to replace it. Now, I'm all about this part The manufacturers are running full tilt. The only way they could make more ammunition is to build more plant, and they are not going to do that for several reasons. The first is that this bubble will contract sooner or later. Joe and Jane Sofaspud are going to realize that they really don't need 10,000 rounds of Winchester .45 in the basement, and that minivan payment isn't getting any...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 8:55:34 AM | Feedback (4)
I could shoot in my backyard with this thing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 8:23:34 AM | Feedback (0)
The 9th (Yes THAT 9th) circuit court has incorporated the Second Amendment Court incorporates the 2A on a selective incorporation, due process, theory, holding that the right is a fundamental one, deeply rooted in Anglo-American history, and traditionally seen as a natural right rather than a politically-created one. Court declines privileges or immunities incorporation, as ruled out by Supreme Court case law. Now, me not being lawyerly and all, I don't understand 99% of the jargon, but...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2009 2:08:25 PM | Feedback (2)
Charges filed in grisly bolt gun killing Investigators believe the 38-year-old victim was drunk lying in his bed when the 44-year-old placed the bolt gun on his forehead and fired. Bolt pistols are normally used on livestock, firing a projectile or ‘bolt’ at high speed into an animal’s forehead, often damaging the brain in order to render it unconscious prior to slaughter. According to the indictment, the bolt pistol used in the death of the 38-year-old fired a projectile more than 6...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2009 12:31:02 PM | Feedback (0)
Via Uncle I found this charming picture of a woman holding a turkey in her wedding dress It wasn't long before Bruce got a turkey to gobble. They put a decoy out and about 10 minutes after that Rene had a 17-pound jake with a 4-inch beard on the ground. "Bruce would call and it would gobble and to be able to experience that was great," she said. "Bruce was telling me to move a little this way and stuff and then I saw it coming in." The turkey never new the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2009 11:25:59 AM | Feedback (9)
*WARNING* Geek rant ahead So, I'm nipple deep in troubleshooting some craptacular code when I run up against my arch-nemesis, the Try Catch block that consumes the exception. See, we 'outsource' our code to various other countries because you can get 30 of them for the cost of one of us, and much like enough monkeys on enough typewriters will eventually churn out all of Carrot Top's jokes in pig latin, eventually these 'developers' crank out code that somewhat runs. In computer terms, an...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2009 10:48:44 AM | Feedback (11)
So, I did manage to get Assassin's Creed up and running on my PC. The game is fun, but not as fun as it appeared at first. It gets repetitive pretty fast. The gist of the game is that you play a character whose ancestor was an assassin and using high tech doodads, you can 'relive' the memories of him. It's set back during the Crusades, so the game play has Christians and Muslims duking it out. Anyway, when you load the game, there's a message from Ubisoft letting you know that this game was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2009 8:54:43 AM | Feedback (1)
Went to the Home Depot today to pick up a metric butt-load of mulch for the yard. Apparently, it's Earth Week or some other feel good crap and they were giving out a free CFL to everyone heading in the store. Let me be clear on my view of CFLs – They suck. We have one in my daughter's room and it takes a few minutes to really kick in, has an awful flicker, the color is abhorrent, and then it's nowhere near bright enough to do much more than make you squint. Sure, it's going to last 100 years,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2009 5:07:24 PM | Feedback (4)
Since Tam alluded to the whole "No Pants" shtick I do here, I figured a little back story is in order. Right before the Para USA / Blackwater trip, all of that were going were on a group email discussing the outing and the various things that were going to happen while we were there. Kerby is the PR guy for Para and was heading up the emails, letting us know the details and whatnot. Kevin Baker responded to the group that he was planning on wearing his most offensive t-shirts in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2009 2:54:05 PM | Feedback (5)
Looked at a few places for ammo. I swear, they had sold the shelves the ammo used to sit on as well as the little tags that told you how much per ounce things cost. Several places had handwritten signs that said "WE DO NOT HAVE ANY 9, 380, 45, 40, OR 357". Nobody had any large boxes of .22LR either (and the 100 count boxes aren't cost effective). Guess shooting the .380 will have to wait. Thankfully, hand loading allows me to keep 10mm, .45ACP, and .357 Magnum in my stock pile as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2009 9:54:53 AM | Feedback (11)
I've been meaning to add this site to the blogroll, but being scatterbrained as it is, totally dropped the ball. Welcome Women of Caliber to the Sharp as a Marble blogroll. Enjoy the three extra hits!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/17/2009 11:44:20 AM | Feedback (2)
So, yesterday I did a science experiment. To be a real experiment, I had to develop my hypothesis on what I thought would happen then run it. My experiment was to go overly-armed to a large crowd of people. My hypothesis was that the multiple pistols I was carrying would cause me incur a sudden onset of psychosis and start shooting children in the head at close range. Since guns cause crime and murder, I had to assume that several guns would definitely put me over the edge. Unfortunately,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2009 12:05:21 PM | Feedback (15)
I made it to the Tampa Tea Party yesterday, and it was a nice event. By the time I got there at 4:40, the place was already packed (and it didn't officially start until 5). The crowd was upbeat and intense, but in a good way. I started snapping pictures as fast as I could. I personally would estimate the crowd at anywhere between 600 and 800. Without a birds' eye view, though it is just a guess. .
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2009 8:58:45 AM | Feedback (2)
I thought 20/20 said that having a gun was useless? When the handgun was loaded he raised the weapon and pointed it at his wife, who had armed herself with another handgun. She fired multiple shots at her husband, striking him several times. Troy Christoff was charged with five counts of Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm.  The shooting is considered as self defense. Hat Tip Mad Rocket Scientist
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 3:10:27 PM | Feedback (4)
Last night my wife asked me exactly why I was going to the Tea Party today. It was a good question because it forced me to verbalize my intent. I believe our Government is too large. Hardly a single thing in our lives isn't taxed, regulated, licensed, or inspected by the ever expanding Federal government. I am not anti-government. Anarchists can prattle on all they want about how we'll self organize, yadda yadda yadda, but if there's one core belief of mine, it's that overwhelming force wins...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 2:23:58 PM | Feedback (6)
I think every last chapter of the PSH Handbook is covered in this one article Why is this gun in our neighborhoods? One gun – many neighborhoods. It's like Dr. Who's TARDIS, only not a telephone booth. St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon is right when he says that AR-15 semiautomatic rifles "don't belong on any city street in America." Actually, St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon is a fucking idiot. I have a feeling he's ok with his employees carrying...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 1:18:13 PM | Feedback (2)
Lost the dog for the same reason The reason he left was that, well, he was too much dog for two small kids. His attempts at getting affection and play were a bit on the reckless side. And he was clearly jealous of the amount of attention the kids received. I did not think for a minute that he’d intentionally harm my children but that he might do so inadvertently. He was corrected for the behavior yet it continued. And, well, with little ones around, there is no room for mistakes. My wife...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 10:49:46 AM | Feedback (3)
He is considered armed and extremely good looking. Seriously, those of you going to the Tampa Tea Party tonight, I'll be there. Since I know some of my readers are from this area and could be attending, I'd love nothing more than to meet you face to face. However, I have no f*(&ing clue what most of you look like, so it's up to you to find me. Here's a handy guide to help you locate yours truly I'll also be lugging around a huge camera and lenses as I plan on playing the role of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 10:35:36 AM | Feedback (2)
When slogans go bad…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 10:05:02 AM | Feedback (3)
It's 'Idol' night, so I'm stuck in the office by my lonesome. Decided that I could get Assassin's Creed for only $20, which is a good deal until you realize after an hour of downloading 5.6gigs that it won't install on a 64 bit system. Which sucks. Update I used their download manager and now it's installing. We'll see how it goes.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2009 8:01:20 PM | Feedback (1)
What's not to love?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2009 6:02:58 PM | Feedback (0)
With a bit of time under my belt, I'm going to say that the initial rollout of my blogging software, Ansible, is a rousing success. So far, no crashes, no problems that weren't attributed to typos, and the performance has been off the charts. Now comes the hard work. The back-end administration. As of now, new links and any housekeeping is done basically via the database. I just open it up, type in the new record, and viola! stuff! However, doing that sucks and takes too much time and can...
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So, being that I'm at home today telecommuting, I decided to test out the KelTec P3AT in shorts that I normally have issues with when carrying. I loaded the magazine (no round chambered) to make sure the weight was pretty much what it's going to be when I do carry it around and shoved it in my back pocket. You can't see it and I forget it's even there. The Blackhawk wallet for it not only fits nicely, it 'anchors' the pistol into the right position for drawing and stays behind upon doing so.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2009 10:38:56 AM | Feedback (5)
A man walks into a gun store. The salesman behind the counter says "Good morning, how can I help you?" And the man says "I'm looking for some .380 ammo". Ba-dum-dum!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2009 8:55:06 AM | Feedback (5)
You know, I tend to blog less while telecommuting because I feel that somehow, me staying at home requires more attention to my job than when I'm there. Or something. That, and if the Mrs. saw me blogging, I'm sure she'd ask me to watch the kids while she went and took a nap. Since I'm not busy and all…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2009 8:43:04 AM | Feedback (1)
Sure, there was the typical Easter Egg Hunt, but nobody told me about the water balloon fight.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 7:22:33 PM | Feedback (3)
My Glock 29 is considered a sub-compact pistol. It ain't tiny by any stretch of the imagination, but I've found it to be relatively easy to conceal with my CTAC holster. Of course, sometimes shorts and a t-shirt are called for in the Florida sun, so its bulk becomes easier to notice. Hence the purchase of the KelTec P3AT. Here's a bit of comparison of them for scale (each picture allows the depression of the left most mouse button in order to facilitate image enlargement. For image enlargement...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 7:19:06 PM | Feedback (6)
I'm glad someone finally printed it up. I could have used this with my girls. Hat Tip Jay G.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 1:52:57 PM | Feedback (0)
I mentioned that I was back in the running for a mouse gun since a store down the road from where I worked was going to have 2 KelTec P3ATs in stock tomorrow. Being the anal-retentive guy I am, I called today to not only validate that they were still getting them in but to also see if I could put a hold on one (via prepayments of promises of firstborns). Turns out, the owner was opening the boxes as we spoke. I informed her I'd be there in 20 minutes. By the time I got there, one was already...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 1:42:37 PM | Feedback (15)
Glenn has a bumper sticker that is really starting to look like a good idea. At this point, I'm tempted to simply vote for anyone who is not an incumbent, regardless of their party affiliation or positions. We need to hit the 'reset' button on our misrepresentatives and I'd prefer to do it at the ballot box than any other way. It's easily observable that Washington D.C. is broken. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but if memory serves me correctly, something above 80% of our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 10:30:23 AM | Feedback (7)
In 26 filing cabinets I started this in July, 1968. My friends and I have examined every American gun control law, and every law that permits, allows, encourages, or requires citizens to own guns. All 22,309 of them. On the way, we gathered 26 four drawer filing cabinets of information on crime reporting, crime statistics based on crime reporting, and a host of other things. At the end, I intend to bring it all together and explain why I describe gun control advocates in just two words and..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 9:50:06 AM | Feedback (0)
Kevin posts something that is proven to be false. Instead of deleting the post he simply mans up DISCLAIMER: Until proven otherwise, I'm going to go with reader juris_imprudent's assessment that this "report" is a very clever fraud, thus my Quote of the Day for Monday, April 13. I was not the only one suckered (not an excuse), but juris is right - it smells, and I can only plead stuffed sinuses for not recognizing it. Still, I'm not going to pull the post. I admit my mistakes when...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 9:34:02 AM | Feedback (1)
As in terminally. Can't hit the range, no room in the back yard to blow anything up, finished up Crysis for the third time as it is. Not inspired to do anything either. Did manage to clean the garage today as well as mount some shelves, so at least there was some excitement.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2009 7:54:43 PM | Feedback (9)
So, there's a local gun store that's really an office with a shelf with a few guns on it. I guess when you get used to the department store feel of massive shops like Shoot Straight, these places seem 'quaint'. But, I'd not been to this particular store since they moved a while back and being that I'm in the shopping spirit, went to see what they had. First off, unless you call and get GPS coordinates, good luck finding the place. It's in a strip mall, but in the back inside beside insurance...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2009 4:58:10 PM | Feedback (8)
Joe writes concerning Snark™ For quality Tam does far better than I can even dream of. Robb Allen doesn't quite have the quality of Tam but seeing them side by side for a few days: And it was obvious Robb has the edge on quantity. Tam's writing ability is razor sharp. She comes up with turns of phrases I can only dream of. I still giggle when I think of this classic Going to a Bond flick and complaining about the lack of a plot is like going to an Episcopalian church service.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2009 9:19:11 AM | Feedback (5)
Tonight's menu? Beenie-Weenies!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 5:14:20 PM | Feedback (4)
Obama Reaches Out to 'Moderate' Pirate Community For too long, America has been too dismissive of the proud culture and invaluable contributions of the Pirate Community. Whether it is their pioneering work with prosthetics, husbandry of tropical birds or fanciful fashion sense, America owes a deep debt to Pirates.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 3:22:49 PM | Feedback (4)
Called a place today that will have the KelTec P3AT on Tuesday and at the MSRP rather than some jacked up crap people are asking for. So, I guess I will get it now. That's if I can be there at the store at the exact minute they get them in. The last ones never made it to the shelves.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 2:33:58 PM | Feedback (13)
Let us know how you REALLY feel, Liberty Girl!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 10:51:26 AM | Feedback (0)
Caleb has to pick a new side arm and asks for your opinion as to what he should get. No H&K… That should piss off the fanboys.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 10:49:06 AM | Feedback (1)
You think someone is breaking into your house. You pick up the phone to dial 911. Some jackass has cut a cable, effectively cutting off your phone service. Could you survive a break-in without the police?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 9:54:09 AM | Feedback (11)
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 8:10:05 AM | Feedback (0)
Look no further than the latest Facebook message by my sister in law Adriane Kelly Winchester can't believe I filled a prescription today for VIAGRA for a DOG!!!! What is this world coming to?!?!?!? I wonder if the person pickup up the prescription also picked up a set of shin guards
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2009 6:44:07 PM | Feedback (3)
ABC is running an anti-gun, PSH piece about how with $5000 a guy purchased 10 guns in an hour at a gun show. Easy Access: $5,000 and One Hour Buys 10 Guns To which someone rightfully replies I bought 12 cans of beer in 30 seconds, what the big deal?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2009 3:25:01 PM | Feedback (6)
The reason for the mass shootings? Cheap ammo The AP insists that ammo is hard to find and very expensive Orwell the prophet… As for the third message, it referred to a very simple error which could be set right in a couple of minutes. As short a time ago as February, the Ministry of Plenty had issued a promise (a 'categorical pledge' were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 1984. Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2009 11:12:35 AM | Feedback (2)
Tam and Uncle both link to Les regarding a firearm that was demolished via a poorly reloaded round. I see this a lot, someone finds a gun that went boom because someone double charged the case or had a squib followed by a normal round and uses that as a good enough reason to not reload. In Les' case, he realizes he wouldn't get enough time alone without his kids bothering him to do it safely, and I cannot argue against that. But I do want to make the point that reloading does not automatically...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2009 9:54:12 AM | Feedback (14)
Just got my wrist slapped ;)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2009 8:22:52 PM | Feedback (2)
This story has a few, salient points in it White says when the officer arrived at the scene, a naked man came out of the house and refused to obey her commands. White said the officer tried unsuccessfully to use a Taser, then fired her gun. The chief said a struggle ensued and the man got the officer's weapon and shot her. One – At least someone else understands, like I do, that pants are highly overrated. Two – Tasers suck. If they were effective, the police wouldn't need to carry...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2009 3:52:58 PM | Feedback (2)
High pressure anal-spray warning from this guy When will America wake up to the fact that is is time for total gun control: now. Not tomorrow. Not a week from tomorrow. Next month. Next year. Now. Got that, TOTAL gun control. Nothing creepy or Big Brother about that, eh? His commenters are not quite in agreement, and John goes right into a temper tantrum I've not seen since my 3 year old couldn't have a cookie When will you all wake up to the fact that guns kill. How many...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2009 12:02:32 PM | Feedback (11)
but honestly I got teary eyed when I saw my bride for the first time on our wedding day too. Congrats to both of you and many, many, many happy anniversaries to come.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2009 10:33:03 AM | Feedback (2)
It is said that in this picture, you can find a hidden gun. If someone could circle it for me, I'd appreciate it as I just can't find it. Oh, and NSFW warning, mmmkay?
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2009 9:18:41 AM | Feedback (9)
Well, I think my quest for a mouse gun has come to an end. Weighing the pros and cons of each model, I'm either going to pay out the ass for a heavy, very reliable, brick that is in stock, or I'm going to pay out the ass for a light, semi-reliable pistol that's rarely in stock. And over $350 for a .380 pocket pistol is just not what I consider to be worth my money. I prefer the slight discomfort of my normal carry piece for the prices these people are asking. $400 for a pistol with an MSRP of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2009 11:35:53 AM | Feedback (33)
You're doing it right What a gorgeous set of photos. This guy makes his pictures look like the paintings of the masters. Yeah, I'm jealous, so what?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 7:55:15 PM | Feedback (1)
Figure out where this sphincter-chinchilla works Now compare that to the 4 to 5 guns sold daily before the election. Gun owners are scared of harsher gun laws. But when looking at recent shootings, McGary doesn't think that's necessarily a bad thing. "Five to six people that come in and want a gun, my gut feeling says, don't sell them a gun," says McGary. "I think they need to have stricter regulations. I really do," says McGary. They don't mention the gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 1:25:59 PM | Feedback (9)
Picked one up today to see if I liked the way it felt. I did. A little more heavy than the Kel-Tecs, but from reputation a bit better made. Anyone have thoughts on 'em?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 12:47:33 PM | Feedback (15)
In Costa Rica, they pack some serious heat The photo agency posted pictures of a photographer standing by an SUV with a shattered back windshield. A second picture shows the photographer holding a 38 mm bullet. And to think they have to mount 20mm cannons onto AH-1W Cobras. They should just hire some body guards instead.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 9:02:51 AM | Feedback (2)
Woman Kills Son, Self At Gun Range CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- A woman with a history of mental illness shot and killed her 20-year-old son before killing herself at a Casselberry gun range, police said. Marie Moore, 44, of Altamonte Springs, shot her son, Mitchel Moore, before committing suicide at about 4:20 p.m. at Shoot Straight Gun Range & Store, which is located on U.S. Highway 17-92. I go to Shoot Straight in Tampa all the time (albeit until I determine the extent of their...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 8:06:03 AM | Feedback (9)
Even against the half-sister of the husband of a recent vice-presidential candidate. I'm pretty sure the left will use this to bash Sarah Palin even more.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/4/2009 8:52:33 AM | Feedback (4)
Interestingly, over the past few days I have sold quite a few Maximize You Freedom / Minimize Your Government bumper stickers from Zazzle. Granted it's only a handful, it is interesting that all of a sudden, there's interest in smaller government paraphernalia.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 3:41:03 PM | Feedback (8)
Another student gets it A final argument might be that the college environment is an unsafe place for weapons given the tendencies of young adults to be impulsive and prone to consuming large amounts of alcohol. But nobody's advocating for uninhibited weapons possession. Most states require that people authorized to carry weapons be 21 or older and pass intensive background checks. If these people are allowed to carry weapons in malls, movie theatres, restaurants and even bars, why...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 1:34:49 PM | Feedback (5)
Seriously, it's copy and pasted straight from the student handbook While the law calls for a concealed carry policy, just the thought of someone sitting next to me in the cafeteria with a deadly weapon would make me lose my appetite. It's hard to decide which is more acceptable: an open-carry policy or a concealed policy. Would you want to know if your best friend in class was carrying a gun? Or would you be more afraid at the chance of seeing the black killing machine casually slung...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 1:05:33 PM | Feedback (10)
Tanya's dog passed away. I feel horrible for her because I've been through that twice in my adult life and I cringe inside when I think about it I guess as deaths go, it went as well as I could have wanted. I mean, it was horrible, maybe the worst thing I’ve ever experienced, and if I ever hear another sound like his last breath, I’ll kill myself. When my corgi, Kali, got sick, we had to have her put down. The vet took her out of the room, did the job, and brought her back already wrapped...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 11:22:47 AM | Feedback (7)
A joke that just never stops being funny. Ever
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 11:05:45 AM | Feedback (1)
Too bad it's a lie 90% of traces, not 90% of all guns. No matter how hard they push the meme, it's still a lie and more and more people are catching on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 12:41:59 PM | Feedback (8)
By now, you are probably aware of Simon Jester was the "Kilroy was here" of Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress novel, perpetrated by Mike, the computer that 'woke up' when it became complex enough to think for itself. As much as it pains me to say, I am Simon Jester. It pains me to say it because I like to be myself, and not just a "Me too!" kind of guy, but sometimes there's something that just nails what you've been thinking so perfectly...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 11:10:13 AM | Feedback (4)
So, I'm thinking about attending the Tea Party in Tampa on April 15th. Being that I'm the kind of guy who has a job and responsibilities, I don't generally show up for protests and instead tend to do my protestations at the ballot box. Unfortunately, limited choices have muddled that idea as of late. Because of this, I am not an avid paper mache and poster artist. Because most of my principles do not neatly fit on a bumpersticker, it's kind of difficult for me to think of how I can make my...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 10:16:24 AM | Feedback (4)
Caleb gets his video on. Good stuff, especially for a first try. Audio is a tricky deal when it comes to video, but he did pretty well as it is. And he is fast, but that's mainly  because he has so little bulk to move!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 8:48:47 AM | Feedback (0)
Ok, so Barack "Satellite Dishes for Ears" Obama and the Pie Thief visits England and from what I hear they committed a few faux pas. Michelle touched the queen or something and Jug-ears gave her majesty an iPod with pictures and videos. Holy crap, if you read the right-o-sphere, you'd think Michelle held down the queen while Obama dry humped her before stabbing her in the neck. People, please. The Coke Snorter In Chief (well, that used to be a problem, but I guess not any more) is...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 8:02:51 AM | Feedback (7)
How can it be a gun free zone if you bring a gun into it? ANDERSON, Ind. - Police say an Anderson city councilman was found with a loaded gun in his cell at the Madison County Jail after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge. I guess the sign wasn't large enough.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2009 1:57:28 PM | Feedback (1)
I did put Google Ads on the blog. Just as an experiment. I gave some free ads to Bison Armory because everyone needs 6.8 SPC. I was able to drive a small bit of traffic to them and I'm thrilled I was able to help, even if just a bit. So, I'm going to see if I can get $20 or so a month from the Evil Corporation to offset a trip to the range. Feel free to click away, although I admit I don't ever look at the damned things. Let me know if they screw up your browsing experience or anything, I'm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2009 7:58:39 AM | Feedback (3)
I love Obama, I hate guns and think they should all be banned, and I'm giving up blogging, April fools, yadda yadda yadda. There, don't you feel better?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2009 7:50:15 AM | Feedback (2)