Archive for May, 2010

The oldest finally lost one of her upper central incisors last night. The thing has been loose for months and it still took a bit of pulling to get it free. The wife did that as I can handle broken bones, concussions, lacerations, and skinned knees. What I can't deal with are injured digits or anything dental. It's so cute hearing her talk now that sibilants are difficult to form.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2010 10:46:34 AM | Feedback (5)
Nikki Goeser has a blog and her story is chilling. Ben asked me to marry him on Nov 14, 2007 on the karaoke stage. Ben has been gone now for just over a year. My husband was murdered right before my own eyes by a man that had been stalking me. I am a right to carry permit holder but because of Tennessee State Law, I had to leave my legal "permitted" weapon locked in my car the night my stalker decided to bring his "illegal" gun into Johnny's Sports Bar (where Ben & I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2010 9:29:58 AM | Feedback (1)
These guys are the lowest common denominator. Really. We have often wondered what the true membership numbers of the Brady Campaign are. In 2004 they said they had "about half a million". Since they are selling their membership list we now know what are probably close to the true numbers: 50,581 DONORS/MEMBERS (TOTAL FILE) 40,765 DONORS/MEMBERS (24 MOS) 28,417 DONORS/MEMBERS (12 MOS) 9,590 CATHOLIC DONORS/MEMBERS (36 MOS) 5,368 JEWISH...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2010 9:07:43 AM | Feedback (2)
My poor daughters. Last night, my oldest had to work on her spelling words. She has to write each word twice, then write 5 sentences using them. Two of the words were toward and light. My wife suggested one of her sentences was "Go toward the light, Carol Anne!". She wrote it. Granted, her teacher barely looks old enough to drive, she might not get the reference. I still got a giggle out of it.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2010 9:23:29 AM | Feedback (6)
Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes when you don't have a gun, you improvise by taking your attacker's shotgun and beating him near to death with it. Sometimes you see your attackers' gun is unloaded and then proceed to beat the hell out of them and hogtie them with electrical cords. Then, both sets of thugs get their pictures online after said beating, and smiles break out amongst the populace. Remember, the gun is a very effective tool but without the will to fight back, it's useless....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2010 11:39:52 AM | Feedback (2)
Finally got rid of my PayPal donation button. Now the Tip Jar takes you to, which is a gun friendly alternative to PayPal. Why don't you test out the Tip Jar and see how easy it is to give me money?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2010 6:58:39 PM | Feedback (2)
Put damned funny. Not necessarily NSFW, but not exactly SFW either.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2010 3:50:23 PM | Feedback (3)
Correlation is not causation. Several people have pointed out that crime is down and that gun ownership is up. The thing is, you would have to find enough people who would have committed a violent crime but were a) worried they'd get shot in the process so decided to do something more constructive and b) were willing to admit to it to have any sort of proof that was the reason. I think it has something to do with it, but I'm not as confident that's a key reason to purchase firearms. Crime...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2010 1:40:11 PM | Feedback (7)
Finish drinking glass of water before you eat the Wintergreen Lifesaver.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2010 1:24:03 PM | Feedback (1)
Is there nothing the media can't screw up? Even Gun Nuts Media? The Hi-Cap version features Para’s high capacity 1911 frame which holds .45 rounds of .45 ACP ammo. Yeah, that's what I want. An expensive pistol that can't even hold half of one round ;)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2010 10:59:55 AM | Feedback (7)
When it comes to inconsistency in how they think, they're very consistent. Want to bash Jesus, Jews, or any other non-Muslim religion? There's an app for that. Want to insult the filthy religion that spawns the vast majority of the world's terrorism? There's no app for that, sorry. "'iSlam Muhammad' apparently depicted images of the prophet Muhammad (forbidden by Islam) and outlined disturbing passages from the Qur'an," TUAW reports. "It's surprisingly similar to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2010 8:48:21 AM | Feedback (4)
From my good buddies over at Crimson Trace Crimson Trace will be on the radio show “Xplor The Outdoors w/ Jim & Patti Solomon” this Sunday morning at 7:00am PST. Our good friend Travis Noteboom will be waking up with the roosters to regale us with the history of Crimson Trace, some insight on new products (including green!), and maybe a few of his too-hot-for-TV hunting stories.  If you can’t catch the show live, be sure to check their website (below) to listen to it on their...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2010 11:34:15 AM | Feedback (1)
Weer'd Beard has a new home. An empty home at that, but that just means we need to throw him a moving in party and trash the place.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2010 9:24:49 PM | Feedback (2)
Charlotte, NC – In what may be a key victory for the prominent gun control group in the United States, The Brady Campaign has issued a press release regarding a legal victory over the NRA. Brady director Paul Helmke emerged from the downtown Charlotte Criminal Courts Department visibly jubilant with a victorious smile and was greeted by throngs of 2 or 3 supporters. In a prepared statement, Mr. Helmke addressed the crowd saying "The string of defeats we have suffered at the hands of the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2010 12:35:55 PM | Feedback (5)
Mike W shows how easy it is to sell a gun online In keeping with something I said to Jay at the Convention, I'll be putting one of my Sig P228's up for sale. $475 + shipping OBO - post here or shoot me an e-mail if you're interested. It is the CCR Ceraplated Sig Sauer P228 in the top two pictures here. I'll post up more details when I get home. It's 1991 manufacture, West German, 3 dot contrast sights. And I bet he'll ship it directly to… umm… well, to your local FFL dealer who...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2010 11:31:44 AM | Feedback (2)
A paper 1911 Watch the video. Be amazed. The detail is stunning. It CYCLES, the magazine can hold cartridges, and even the safeties work! This is one hell of a talented kid. And while this one is paper, with that kind of skill it wouldn't take much effort for him to build one out of workable materials. Hat tip The Firearm Blog
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2010 8:36:25 AM | Feedback (3)
Want to put more in it? M.D. Creekmore over at the The Survivalist Blog – a survival blog dedicated to helping others prepare for and survive disaster – with articles on bug out bag contents, survival knife choices and a wealth of other survival information is giving away a Go Berkey Water Filter System (a $139.00 value)! To enter, you just have to post about it on your blog. This is my entry. Visit The Survivalist Blog for the details.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2010 1:07:34 PM | Feedback (5)
I got an email about The Ultimate Guide to Tactical Pants. Seriously?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2010 12:50:41 PM | Feedback (6)
As everyone knows, I'm a 10mm guy. Call it a soft spot for a round that's expensive and tends to cause wormholes to open up due to the blast, I just love my 10mm. I bought my Glock 29 because I assumed that concealing a subcompact would be easier than a full size. After doing so for years, I've realized that the biggest hurdle to concealing is the width of the firearm. I'm 6'3", medium build so a longer firearm isn't as much of an issue as it would be for someone of a smaller stature. My...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2010 11:58:11 AM | Feedback (6)
When 13 year old kids are afraid to play outside, the gun controllers don't protest in front of the gang and drug houses. They protest in front of gun stores, Starbucks, and NRA meetings. And that is why I will forever question the motives of the gun controllers. They claim to be working to prevent gun violence, but you never see them anywhere near those who are committing the violence. The anti-gunners love to play the "It's for the Children" card, but they do not mean it. If.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/17/2010 11:44:34 AM | Feedback (5)
Say Uncle points to this little nugget of info from the NRA Blog City officials estimate the convention drew close to 80,000 attendees over the weekend and brought in about $20 million dollars. To which he quips And what did the anti-gun show bring in? While I'm not a fan of the anti-gunners out there, it's not honest to claim they have no sort of economic impact. For example So, you know. They have that going for them. (Image Courtesy of Alan from Snarky...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/17/2010 10:04:41 AM | Feedback (7)
Because you'll get treated to little joys like this “Their air power is made up of giant purple pterodactyls, with scramjets for buttholes. They fart themselves to mach 4 and sexually assault F-22s!” Wish I could write like that…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/16/2010 8:49:51 PM | Feedback (3)
Have a need for a ballistic calculator? Wanna be a beta tester for a new one? Coming soon, BallistiComp, a portable handheld ballistics computer that measures the atmospheric temperature and pressure and provides instantaneous drop and windage corrections for your load and shooting conditions. BallistiComp provides a simplified interface to the proven JBM ballistics algorithms which gives you the information you need to make the shot with confidence. … Beta testers wanted! ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/16/2010 6:02:50 PM | Feedback (1)
Anti-Gun cooties can be a bitch to rid yourself of.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2010 2:28:36 PM | Feedback (1)
But you won't find me. I'm not there. Which makes me sad.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2010 10:09:36 AM | Feedback (7)
I thought they were supposed to be omnipresent? TAMPA - Police are searching for a man with a knife who tried to break into a family's home late Thursday night. The homeowner and his wife let a guest out of their back door about 11 p.m., then heard a knock on the door a few minutes later. Believing it was their friend, the homeowner opened the door and saw a man with a black cloth wrapped around his head and a silver kitchen knife in his hand, Tampa police Lt. Lee Bercaw said. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2010 8:29:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Does this make sense to you? No reasonable person would dispute that  a black man walking into a retail store wearing thuggish clothing is highly disruptive conduct which is virtually certain to create a disturbance. This is so because when employees and shoppers in retail stores see a colored person dressed like that, they are likely to be frightened and possibly even panicky. many employees and shoppers are likely to think that the  black man is either deranged or about to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2010 9:22:25 AM | Feedback (3)
While we've all been focusing our efforts on the upcoming Zombie apocalypse here on Terra Firma, it appears it's already started up in space. What’s confounding scientists is that even though the satellite is toast, it continues to operate at full power, but with nobody telling it what to do. Why on earth we should care: The “zombiesat” (as its known in space talk) could steal a working sat signal, and interrupt programming for its customers. Jennifer asks "What caliber for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2010 8:50:49 AM | Feedback (2)
So... what do you think motivates people like Paul Helmke, Peter Hamm and Josh Sugarmann? I want to believe they are simply whores who are saying whatever it takes to get a paycheck, but part of me wonders how much of their bilge they truly believe. Are they are incapable of determining truth from falsity as Joe states? There is little doubt in my mind that they are compulsive liars, but to what point do they truly believe what they are selling? I can't really imagine it's a power thing....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 2:12:32 PM | Feedback (38)
When you absolutely cannot be bothered to protect your family with a real caliber. Joke shamelessly stolen from pdb
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 12:51:34 PM | Feedback (14)
From the lovely and talented Breda comes this story "He puts the dollar on the counter with the crackers and then, boom he's pulling out the gun," said Poland. The clerk can't get the register to open, upsetting the gunman. The manager hits the panic button. What happens next shocks everyone. A customer, believed to be in his sixties, makes a split second decision to help. He grabs two bottles of beer and smashes one over the back of the robber's head. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 12:10:21 PM | Feedback (8)
Because you probably don't have a Southwest Regional Director for Students for the Brady Campaign. From Daniel Crocker, Southwest Regional Director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus I don't know if you have seen anything about this, but the number of colleges allowing concealed carry on campus has more than doubled this week. Especially as this has not received any media coverage, I feel that this is a substantial news issue that should be covered and would be of interest to...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 11:13:31 AM | Feedback (1)
Gun Rights for You is here in the Tampa area, on WWBA 840 AM on Saturdays at 1:00 PM to 2:00. I'll be honest, I rarely listen to the radio. I've been so pampered with the On Demand capabilities of the Interweb Tubes that over-the-air just hasn't appealed to me in a long time. I get my music via Pandora through the iPhone if I want tunes in my car, and at home I just listen to my MP3s. But I will try to give these guys a listen this weekend and let you know what I think. Because, my opinions...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2010 12:06:26 PM | Feedback (0)
When it comes to guns, I'm pretty much a utilitarian at heart. For the most part, each firearm I have purchased filled a particular need and wasn't simply a 'want'. Part of that is my nature, the other part of course is finances (I simply do not have the money to buy fancy guns for no reason). There are, of course, exceptions to this rule. Certain guns, I just want for no other reason than to have. This list includes the KRISS Super V, a 50BMG upper for my AR, and a Wildey in .475 Wildey...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2010 9:02:59 AM | Feedback (1)
Following a long string of poor decisions, Obama's choice for a replacement for the retiring Justice Stevens is one that will have deleterious effects for generations to come. Nominating an Immortal to the Supreme Court is just asking for trouble. They will be there forever unless someone beheads them and will generally rule in favor of laws that benefit the Gathering rather than focus on the effects of laws as they pertain to the Constitution of the United States of America. In this regard,..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/10/2010 10:32:59 AM | Feedback (7)
PSH apparently comes from automotive manufacturers as well "Spira is in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize to educate the world that the #1 cause of deaths in 15 ‐ 25 year olds is from unsafe vehicles that slaughter people." .. We were trying to build a car for safety. Most people don't realize that 80 percent of vehicle accidents are people not in the vehicle. The number one killer in the world of people between the ages of 15 and 25 is vehicle accidents. You...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2010 2:59:57 PM | Feedback (8)
The latest Vicious Circle is up. alan, Weer'd Beard, JayG, Unix-Jedi, aepilotJim and myself discuss a variety of topics. Well, I assume we did. You'll hear I didn't add much to the conversation and pretty much just sidelined it (and even left at an hour into the shindig due to various reasons, some of which are conditions of my parole). So, go give it a listen. Just be safe and wear ear protection.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2010 8:29:26 AM | Feedback (0)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/6/2010 1:51:57 PM | Feedback (11)
Top Shot has some pictures of their contestants up. One has a remarkable resemblance to a hyperactive Jack Russell Terrier on Espresso.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/6/2010 9:45:53 AM | Feedback (8)
Or, How to Not Get Shot by the Police. This is an important thing to consider. When a cop is called to a scene where there's been a shooting, he or she will have no idea who the good guy vs. bad guy is. You need to consider this before you hold the bad guy at gunpoint or continue to display your firearm. Personally, I always think about how I can put away my gun as soon as possible after an event. Back into the holster and concealed is a good way of not having it out where an officer might...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2010 11:22:14 AM | Feedback (7)
Caught some sort of stomach bug. Happy Fun Times on both ends! Last two days were a rollercoaster of nausea and severe aches. The oldest caught strep and I'm betting I picked up whatever I had at the Dr's office when we took her in. I'm feeling somewhat more normal today. Should have some posts up soon (I hope).
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2010 8:25:58 AM | Feedback (2)