Archive for August, 2007

According to Lightning McQueen lawyers, the famed race car did not suffer an antifreeze overdose but had been taking synthetic oils to battle depression after his stunning loss at last year's Piston Cup. The racecar, who was rushed to the local mechanic after allegedly slashing his own tires in an attempted suicide, did not have his radiator pumped, says the attorney. McQueen was found by friend and pit crew member Tow Mater in his Santa Monica garage, and a 911 call report showed it was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2007 6:46:31 PM | Feedback (0)
Blood in the streets, OK Corral, yadda yadda yadda. Pick your cliche. However, this young gentlemen proves that to be a lie Me; "In my case, I carry both here in Israel and Stateside in Connecticut.  Although, admittedly, the style of carry and the weapon selection is vastly different between those two locations." Herb; "Yeah, I'll say!  You sure don't see kids walking around with automatic weapons in New York!" Me laughing; "Sure ya do!  They're just breaking the law there.  There's a big...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2007 11:35:52 AM | Feedback (2)
Happy Blogaversary Uncle. 5 years. That's pretty old for a blog. He's got some pretty impressive numbers up too.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2007 10:24:03 AM | Feedback (0)
You do not rise to the occasion in combat, you sink to the level of your training. Do not expect the combat fairy to come bonk you with the combat wand and suddenly make you capable of doing things that you never rehearsed before. It will not happen. Seen here. For all the "guns turn people into killers" drones out there, how do you explain this? You may think that it is easy to kill, that a person only has to walk onto the battlefield and he will become a killer simply because he has been...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2007 4:01:04 PM | Feedback (6)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2007 9:50:13 AM | Feedback (0)
So after all their bluster, it doesn't look like the Brady Bunch got much of a turnout for their national protest against law abiding citizens. Heck, according to some reports, my little soirée had greater attendance. I took my brother in law, Tracy, to the range with me. He's not an avid shooter and had never been to an actual range before. To help him along, I borrowed a friends Glock 26 (9mm) since the 10mm can be a little punishing, and the fact I don't have any ammo loaded yet :} Greg from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2007 9:07:11 AM | Feedback (2)
I think I will be taking a whole mess of these babies and handing them out to everyone at the range. I wish I had thought of this earlier. I would have printed out a bunch of fliers as to why I'm giving them away. I would assume that most people who shoot at the range are not "gun nuts" but just people who enjoy shooting. A year ago, that was me. This might help open some eyes.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2007 3:12:49 PM | Feedback (2)
Michele gets annoyed with people's fancy ringtones on their cell phones. My phone in my cubicle actually has a screeching monkey as a ringer. Much, much worse than anything your little Nokia can put out, I assure you. Does that make me an asshole?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2007 2:42:56 PM | Feedback (7)
Or, in other words - Why Gun Control is a Futile Idea The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said. U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies. Too bad I'm not in a better position financially or I'd personally up that percentage. I've got 5 now with another one on...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2007 2:28:37 PM | Feedback (1)
Because only they are trained in keeping them secure enough. Or not FRIENDSWOOD — Police continued their investigation today into a weekend burglary of a vehicle in which law enforcement identification badges and a handgun were stolen. Lisa Price, a spokeswoman for the police department, said two sets of police officer credentials, including an identification card and badge, and a handgun were stolen about 11:30 a.m. Saturday from a car parked in the 1400 block of Sunset. It's a good thing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2007 1:58:05 PM | Feedback (0)
Taking my brother in law to the range. He's not a shooter and while not his first time, it's always a good thing to get people who don't shoot regularly to the range. Since I already have all the ammo I need for the guns I own, I'm borrowing someone else's 9mm so I can buy some ammo for it. I also need a carrying case for one my pistols so I'm picking one of those up as well. I'm also hoping I've got two other friends who can make it. The more the merrier. I seriously doubt I'll run into any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2007 1:01:38 PM | Feedback (1)
Seems like some papers refuse to print the latest "Opus" from Berkeley Breathed. Lame excuses, all of them I'm sure. Over the years Berkeley has repeatedly poked fun at Evangelicals and that was never a reason to censor him, but apparently, this is. I'm usually wary about copying full images from artists, but I'm hoping Mr. Breathed doesn't mind.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2007 7:00:13 PM | Feedback (0)
They're not that scary, are they? Awhile back, I made a list of things I want to do that I have never done. On this list, I included “shoot a gun.” This weekend, I did it. The reasons I wanted to shoot a gun included: I had never done it before, I wanted to see what the big deal was, I wanted to do something that was scary/tough, I like Charlie’s Angels, I wanted to be able to judge action adventure movies better, I wanted a new experience, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about issues like gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2007 1:52:31 PM | Feedback (5)
So, the Mrs. has decided that she wants to start having vertigo again. At least she's been sleeping well lately so we can definitely say that it was the vertigo messing with her sleep and not vice versa. The problem now, of course, is getting her to see an ENT doctor to see if they can find out what's causing the dizziness. Me? I'm telecommuting. The girls are getting a marathon of Noggin and PBS Sprout and surfing for naughty stuff is harder at home than at work. I always seem to get more work...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2007 10:34:36 AM | Feedback (3)
Twix & Grape Fanta simply do not go good together no matter how much you like them both separately.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2007 3:04:42 PM | Feedback (4)
Usually, I'm in bed by 10 o'clock but my wife and sister in law are in the kitchen discussing the purchase of a scrapbook store as a business. They've been talking about it for hours. My wallet is hurting just thinking about it. I'm not sure I can make it to the bedroom. I may have to sleep on the office floor. God help me. Please.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 10:25:17 PM | Feedback (2)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 10:02:42 PM | Feedback (5)
That's how many miles the Jeep rolled over to today. And she's still got a lot of life in her All you mother-Gaia-humpers out there can suck my exhaust pipe. My all steel, 2 ton SUV is better on the environment that a Prius could even dream about. Her life span is over twice that of the little electric hybrid death traps, she uses easier to recycle materials, doesn't have the battery disposal issues, and getting hit by a large butterfly won't total her, requiring the purchase of a new vehicle....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 8:54:45 PM | Feedback (6)
Last night, I spoke with my mother. I asked her a few questions regarding some of the information I learned about IDC and she proceeded to chew my ass out (Tanya, I think my mother read your comment). My mother, the little tiny woman, has some fight in her. She was pissed off that I was worried about her. She wants me to be happy while she's living and not sad because I choose to focus on the fact that something might kill her, especially something that is as slow as what she has. "I stand a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 1:54:13 PM | Feedback (1)
Paul is all gushy about installing a de-facto gun registry under the guise of "microstamping". He, of course, heads off any debate by declaring Gun lobby criticisms of microstamping sound quite familiar. About this advancement in forensic science they say that “it costs too much,” or “criminals will get around it,” or “only honest gun owners will be penalized,” or – you guessed it – “it’s a ban on guns.” We’ve heard it all before, and like before, it’s all nonsense. Actually, Paul, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 1:40:27 PM | Feedback (16)
Are drawings of things that resemble guns themselves. Chandler boy suspended for sketching gun An East Valley eighth-grader was suspended this week after he turned in homework with a sketch that school officials said resembled a gun and posed a threat to his classmates. ... Payne Junior High officials did not allow the Tribune to view the drawing. The Mostellers said the drawing did not depict blood, injuries, bullets or any human targets. They said it was just a drawing that resembled a gun....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 9:51:10 AM | Feedback (10)
You know why I like reading newspapers? They remind me what I read on the blogs yesterday.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 9:29:49 AM | Feedback (2)
A Keyboard and a .45 is one year old! It's so sad. Before you know it all the little blogs are all grown up. I so miss the pitter patter of tiny keyboards.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2007 3:38:18 PM | Feedback (1)
I hit the range at least once a week. I've found I enjoy shooting the Ruger Mark III 22/45 because .22 is less tiring, I don't have to search for the brass, and I can get 550 rounds for $11. With the new red dot sight on it, it even looks kind of nice. However, I have to shoot the 10mm at least every other week to stay up with it. Unfortunately I broke a part on my press and haven't been able to make ammunition for it for the past two weeks. The part should be in any day, but I'm out so I'm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2007 3:27:31 PM | Feedback (4)
While we still don't know the extent of the problem, the one thing we do know is that my mother has Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC). Since I know very, very little about breast cancer (and cancer in general), I've been reading everything I can on the subject. IDC is the most commonly diagnosed breast cancer, in the range of 70% to 80%. You can remove the area where the cancer is (a lumpectomy) or remove the entire breast (mastectomy). I'm not sure where my mom stands on that yet, it's not a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2007 9:18:49 AM | Feedback (7)
Knife crime doubles in 2 years - Times Online THE full extent of Britain’s violent crime epidemic, which yesterday claimed the life of another teenager, is revealed in shocking new figures that show the number of street robberies involving knives has more than doubled in two years. Attacks in which a knife was used in a successful mugging have soared, from 25,500 in 2005 to 64,000 in the year to April 2007. The figures mean that each day last year saw, on average, 175 robberies at knife-point...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 9:10:15 PM | Feedback (12)
Or, to shoot things that could be used to kill people Sniper ONE Shot - video powered by Metacafe Nice shot indeed.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 4:05:08 PM | Feedback (2)
Without my firearm, I am no less lethal. Just less efficient.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 1:49:12 PM | Feedback (0)
"Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?" -Martin Luther I hope I need not explain my views on this.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 1:00:16 PM | Feedback (0)
This is exactly the type of commercial I would produce Hat Tip Red Sugar Muse
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 11:50:59 AM | Feedback (2)
Sorry to not conform to the stereotype of a Neanderthal gun nut, but while I understand this issue is heated between us rights supporters and the gun controllers, this is not the way you get your point across Ron Dunston jagsoft5@aol.com I hope someone kills you with a gun. “Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.”-Benjamin Franklin. First, jack-off, the quote is They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 11:26:33 AM | Feedback (17)
The other day my oldest daughter was drawing, as she is wont to do. She was proud of her masterpiece (which was a bunch of concentric circles) and showed it to me, so I asked her what it was. Targets. For me to take to the range.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 9:54:15 AM | Feedback (6)
Here I am thinking I'd like to get a 50 BMG or a S&W Model 500 when I should just host a gun buyback and score something much better Joe Darnell of South Bend said he gave away his 32 mm revolver because it was a gun that his son had found underneath the front seat of a second-hand car he once bought. Darnell said he had never used the gun his son gave him a decade ago, and he keeps another one anyway -- a 16-gauge shotgun -- for "home security." Bob Beals of Mishawaka said he bought a 22...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 8:28:37 AM | Feedback (4)
Only instead of sucking blood, they want to suck away your rights. But like vampires, the gun control enthusiasts fear sunlight and their own reflections. Notice how the Brady Bunch doesn't allow comments on their blog. Notice how Robyn Ringler has to moderate the comments and doesn't allow dissent. And take my latest addition to my commenters, Alex who "loves his daughter more than you love your gun". His blog doesn't allow comments either. Yet he likes to come here and blather on about how us...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2007 7:36:03 PM | Feedback (19)
Sorry. That's just the way it's going to be. Consider it tough love.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2007 2:23:01 PM | Feedback (2)
Pathetic even. The Mrs. is heading out for a trip this weekend and taking Georgia along. To ease the pain of a 4 hour drive for the 5 year old, she picked up a cute, lift-the-flap book of all the states. Under the flap is the state capital, bird, and other information. Combined, we maybe got 10 capitals right. Out of 49, according to my wife. And they let us vote!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 9:11:51 PM | Feedback (2)
This cop doesn't agree Having been a police officer for 20 years, I give all due credit to the first responders. You must be reminded, however, that paramedics, firemen and law enforcement cannot immediately resolve your emergency or protect you from a violent criminal because it takes time to proceed from Point A to Point B, even when the 911 caller provided crystal clear directions, which seldom occurs. There has been some talk among the wizards on TV in regards to "improved procedures."...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 8:56:54 PM | Feedback (1)
I got the phone call today, shortly after lunch. It was one of those phone calls you dread receiving although you never expected it in the first place. My mother called me to tell me she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. Numb doesn't even begin to describe how I felt. Numb and sick. My mother lives nearly 500 miles away from me. There's little I can do anyway, but it's disheartening to know I couldn't even console her with a hug or by holding her hand. She seemed to be in a decent enough...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 7:46:35 PM | Feedback (10)
Oh, the logical knots the anti-gunners tie themselves into. Check out this Einstein level post The Newark shooting is just one more tragic example of the carnage caused with illegal guns. The shooters were legally prohibited from having guns, but found a way to get them nonetheless. How? The gun lobby will tell you criminals will always find a way, and the best we can do is lock up perpetrators after-the-fact. But Gov. Corzine knows that by giving law enforcement the tools they need to answer...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 2:50:12 PM | Feedback (1)
Insty links to a post about a professor complaining that movies give students a false impression about science “Students come here, and they don’t have any basic understanding of science,” he said. “Sure, people say everyone knows the movies are not real, but my experience is many of the students believe what they see on the screen.” Tell me about it. Most people believe that you can accurately shoot two .45 caliber handguns at the same time. The anti-gun coalition totally thinks Glocks are...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 1:19:34 PM | Feedback (2)
Seems like Ms. Robyn Ringler* is deleting my comments on her blog posts. When I brought it up that my comments seemed to have been deleted, it got deleted. It's a shame that gun control advocates can't play fair. They have to resort to lies, deception, fear-mongering, and controlling the narrative in order to push their agenda, which deep in their hearts they know to be wrong and foolhardy, but in their desire to do something, nay anything, they lash out against the one thing they have minimal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 1:10:05 PM | Feedback (16)
August 28th, the Brady Bunch is calling for protests nationwide On August 28, activists in cities across America will hold a national day of protest to focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking. The interesting thing is that they will be doing this by not protesting around those who actually do the illegal trafficking, but by harassing law abiding, legal businesses. Because in the anti-gun world, nothing is harder than actually trying to focus on the real problem. Anyway, David...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 11:07:35 AM | Feedback (2)
Gun control enthusiasts scare me. They are religious fanatics who, even while their pants are on fire, will deny the very existence of flames. Coming from the Brady Campaign or the VPC, I can understand this approach. It helps them whip the faithful into a religious fervor and donate money. But when I see average people completely ignore the facts laid out in front of them, I can't figure out what drives them. Take this for example. Here's a classic PSH article from Robyn Ringer where she...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 10:32:58 AM | Feedback (2)
Went to the range last night with Greg. Had a damned good time shooting .22, 10mm, 7.62x54R, and 7.62x39. The SKS is fun to shoot as the 7.62x39 is nowhere near as punishing as the 7.62x54R. However, before I hit the range, I needed some more .22LR. Since I seem to go through a brick of it in less than 3 weeks. The guy at Wal-Mart had to ask if he heard me right. Yes, I wanted 5 550 round boxes. If it wouldn't have pissed off the Mrs., I would have cleaned them out of the 20 boxes that were...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 9:59:43 AM | Feedback (7)
Stay tuned. I'll update this post with new ones as I come up with them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 9:22:06 PM | Feedback (1)
Bullet lady - Now in convenient, "Pre-Photoshopped" form so you can add whatever you like. I isolated her hand and cloned out the bullets. You just add the doohickey in her hand and voila! Instant AP grade material. The Photoshop document can be downloaded here.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 4:15:49 PM | Feedback (0)
You know how the price of lead is going through the roof? It's because China is buying it all to put into children's toys!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 3:27:38 PM | Feedback (0)
I'm just bummed I can't possibly make it to the Gunblogger's Rendezvous. It's in Reno, NV (State Motto - WHORES AND POKER!). I can afford either the hotel or flight, but not both. It would take me too long to walk there (no way I'd drive my 95 Jeep Wrangler that far!) and if I took an airplane, I'd be "Homeless in Reno" for a few days. I should get a life sized, cardboard cutout of myself and mail it there so I could be there in spirit. Of course, I have a sneaky feeling that would end up at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 1:52:42 PM | Feedback (2)
I wish I'd have read this years ago. I reload my own ammunition. Had I known it didn't need to actually be, you know, *fired* from a weapon, I could have saved a lot of time as well as money.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 1:25:05 PM | Feedback (1)
Robyn Ringler discovers that humans make mistakes. So apparently that's a good enough reason to make more gun laws and restrict our liberty. Thank God for people like Robyn who actually enjoy micromanaging everyone else's lives or else this world could be dangerous!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 1:13:06 PM | Feedback (2)
I love music. I love practically every genre out there, minus rap (and even then I find nuggets of good stuff). My MP3 collection contains everything from death metal to classical to country to hip hop. At work my favorite style of music to listen to is Trance / Dance / Techno. I like it because it's interesting music, usually little lyrics, and provides a good source of rhythm (which helps me when I'm coding). Enter Last.FM. Endless music, randomly suggested, all "close" to a specified genre...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 11:18:50 AM | Feedback (6)
That every link to "Where did the gun come from?" is going to require this. No. of legal gun owners in decline; no. of shooting victims on the rise I don't know what bothers me the most. The fact that they can't even realize, through their own headline, that limiting gun ownership has no effect on crime Or That they think in order to be a "legal gun owner" requires the government know you have firearms and that you have registered them (and that they propagate this lie so blatantly) "Legal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 10:03:33 AM | Feedback (4)
Yeah, this is going to work. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and top police brass have endorsed a bill that would make California the first state to require gun manufacturers to install a mechanism that would help investigators track down criminals. The bill would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in California starting in 2010 to be equipped with "microstamping" technology. Such guns would microscopically etch their serial number, make and model on fired...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 9:08:01 AM | Feedback (4)
Mr. Reasoned Discourse posts a tid-bit from the top bint herself The fact is that this debate isn’t about guns at all. It’s about how we as a society relate to guns. It’s about how we buy them, sell them, store them, and use them. This makes no sense at all. It has nothing to do with guns, but then goes on to list 5 different things regarding guns? If it has nothing to do with guns, why continue to label it as gun violence, gun laws, or gun {whatever}? When we talk about gun control, what...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2007 2:16:09 PM | Feedback (3)
So, today I'm sporting a rather lovely burn above my right eyebrow from an errant .22 case over the weekend. It's real noticeable and I've been asked repeatedly about it. So I tell people the truth, that it happened at a gun range while shooting a pistol. However, I don't stop there. I go on to show them the 2 other burns on my arm, the hole in my left hand where the action caught me, and if appropriate, I peel back my shirt off my shoulder to show the bruising left by firing Sasha. I also tell...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2007 1:53:49 PM | Feedback (0)
Thirdpower starts a blog. God bless him! Apparently, Blogspot only allows a single skin for gunbloggers, though ;)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2007 9:57:51 AM | Feedback (1)
England must need tougher nail gun laws. Muggers attack man with nail gun A 37-year-old man is being treated for chest wounds after being attacked with a nail gun during an attempted robbery. The assault happened on Sunday evening in Sinope Street, Gloucester, but the three offenders escaped empty-handed. The victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where his condition is said to be stable. The three men were aged between 17 and 20 and all about 5ft 8ins tall. Two wore black and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2007 8:29:20 AM | Feedback (5)
Laura Washington asks, "Why aren't others joining the call for gun control?" Where are our elected officials? Where are our presidential wannabes? During the last presidential election cycle, the Democrats shamelessly pandered to the deer hunters of Pennsylvania and Northern Michigan. Gun control has rarely been mentioned during the interminable slew of debates in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. It should be a signature issue. They aren't talking about it because it's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2007 8:26:10 AM | Feedback (2)
One of the things I couldn't help notice yesterday, and pardon me for being somewhat of an ass, but it would appear to me you can judge how good of a shot someone is by the inverse of how fancy their gear is. Everyone who had high end AR's with massive scopes, fancy cases, doodads with chrome, etc. seems to not shoot worth shit. I see this happen a lot with photography. Many people buy the high end gear assuming it will help them take better pictures when in all reality, all better equipment...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2007 8:24:41 PM | Feedback (5)
So, last week I picked up a rather inexpensive, non-name brand holographic red dot sight. It is an NcStar D4B model with 4 different reticles. Not a bad unit. Seems well made enough, mostly metal. The reticles are ok, but I prefer shooting it with just the single dot as it obscures the least. 7 levels of brightness and I find that in bright sun it is more than enough to see and at the indoor range, level 1 (the least) works the best. Brighter levels cause the dot to fuzz out a bit in darker...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2007 5:05:04 PM | Feedback (4)
So, I have a Google news alert for the word "gun". I just got this a few seconds ago So I read it. Smart guy.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2007 11:32:27 AM | Feedback (0)
If you must design a parabolic shaped building, make sure you either face it away from the sun or landscape using metal and concrete rather than grass Click for full size Hat tip Twilley, who is either too lazy or to unintelligent to blog. I'm voting for a little of both.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2007 11:11:00 AM | Feedback (5)
Or, more likely, didn't even try. Yet another parent used a gun to kill his children (three of them) and himself today. I didn't manage to find any of the stories about all the people who used their guns at home to thwart bad guys that the NRA is constantly crowing about... Here, I'll help you. It didn't take very long. The name of this blog is I love my daughter more than you love your gun. I seriously doubt that. I love my daughters so much that I choose to arm myself so that, in case of a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2007 10:42:20 AM | Feedback (8)
A good article in the Baltimore Sun Gulliver was my first cousin. Murder in Baltimore is now very personal for me. And personally, I don't see how a gun offender registry in Baltimore helps me. I don't see how it would have helped Nate. I don't see how it would have helped Matthews, Arthur and Brown either. ... Excuse me, don't police and prosecutors already have that information? What would be in a gun offender registry that anybody with a computer couldn't get by going to the Web site...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2007 10:02:04 AM | Feedback (0)
Just be thankful we get to do most of it over a phone, now. Hat tip Speed Of Thought
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2007 10:13:52 PM | Feedback (2)
Since I decided to go back to my Paperweight theme, I figured I needed to make the layout better so that it expands the entire browser width. This lets me put in larger images if I so feel like it. I've not done anything with Subtext in nearly a year, but I've got some skins in the works, one of which I'm almost done with for the Mrs.' blog. Let me know if you have issues with the new layout. Don't forget to tell me your OS and Browser + Version. Thanks, R
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2007 10:00:51 PM | Feedback (1)
  Chalk this one up to the "Don't Let Boys be Boys" department.   STOP THE VIOLENCE In keeping with the effort to stop the violence in our communities,Nine-o-Six Multimedia is currently asking parents of small children toget rid of their toy guns. Because toy guns kill millions of toys every year We have created a TOY GUN DROP BASKET and want kids to drop their toyguns in our basket. In exchange we will give them a FREE NON-VIOLENTTOY. Whatever it is, I hope you give me two of them. If you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2007 11:03:26 AM | Feedback (4)
You're just brain damaged. Another thing to make me smile today.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 4:05:11 PM | Feedback (0)
Here's the scenario. Another "I'm a gun owner but..." quisling pens an article. Commenters tear her a new one. The best quoted two words from her and made the case as clear as it gets Comment by: gruhn@hwb.com (8/8/2007) >I Feel My liberty is not subject to your feelings. I have no idea who that person is, but if they are ever in the Tampa area, I owe them a beer. I plan on using that phrase until I die. It is pure art, unassailable in its logic, and I for one plan on working that phrase...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 4:01:04 PM | Feedback (2)
Last night I was working on some Photoshop stuff and was needing some Heads Up Display type graphics. I ended up creating a set of reticles that I'm giving away Enjoy. If you find any of them useful or use them anywhere, please let me know.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 11:22:10 AM | Feedback (1)
That's how far the bullet will travel. I think I have a slight case of turgidity. Thanks Sebastian!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 11:03:19 AM | Feedback (0)
I got a Google alert today to a blog entry called "The absurdity of gun control" which I promptly clicked on. Instead of getting the page, I get redirected to http://whyfirefoxisblocked.com/ because, well, I use Firefox. Check out the reasoning. Because Firefox allows users to install Ad blocking software, it makes sense to just block Firefox. Nose. Face. Spite. It takes seconds to get around this. Open up Firefox. In the address bar, type about:config Right click and choose New > String...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 10:52:02 AM | Feedback (10)
So, I've learned that I can't hit the broad side of a barn with Sasha if said barn is 100 yards out. 50 yards is no problem, and at 25 I'm actually semi-accurate. So, I need to put a scope on her. M44's don't really have a place for a scope so there are two options. One is to buy something like the B-Squared kit that requires a lot of tapping and drilling as well as a new bolt handle that bends out of the way. Not my favorite choice, but it does allow you to use copes that don't require long...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 10:34:07 AM | Feedback (4)
I made it in to work this morning, however I have a feeling I'll be called back home. The Mrs.' insomnia has reached a fevered pitch. She managed to not sleep any during the day yesterday and still, even with the medication, couldn't sleep last night. I'm stressed out myself. I'm not blaming her, it's my duty as a husband to take care of her (that whole "in sickness and in health" deal) as well as my kids. I'd do anything for my family, but it does increase my stress level quite a bit. I'm not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2007 7:47:39 AM | Feedback (4)
But reality generally is. A few days ago, I talked about how a tragedy involving a young child shooting another could have been prevented by simply teaching the child not to play with guns. Syd, of the Front Sight Press, has another similar story. It's sad that people rely on mechanical safeties or gun locks to protect their children. Sometimes, those things don't work, either through mechanical failure or forgetfulness. How hard is it to talk to your children to remind them not to play with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2007 4:51:16 PM | Feedback (1)
Today I was going to take my family to Cypress Gardens so my oldest could have some fun in the water park since school starts next week. However, like the past two days, I will be tending to a wife who is suffering severe vertigo. And insomnia. Neither of which is responding to medication. Yeesh!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2007 9:56:14 AM | Feedback (1)
This is an old film from the 60's about giving spiders drugs and watching how it affects their web development. Very informative.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/7/2007 1:14:48 PM | Feedback (1)
But I made the icon! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the PSH Alert.   I had something slightly more subtle in mind, but Uncle convinced me otherwise. Feel free to download and utilize this icon whenever reporting on some anti-gun nut soiling their whitey tighties over firearms. A bigger, PNG icon can be downloaded here.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/7/2007 11:14:21 AM | Feedback (7)
Me? I'm a beer guy myself. Vintage in my terms is a 6 pack of Dog Fish Head 90 Minute IPA that's sat for more than a week. J.R. however has taken a break from gun blogging and written a review of a new wine he tried. I think he's done a rather nice review. I might even try to find a bottle of it somewhere as I, too, sometimes partake of the grape. However, I admit to being a cretin. I don't match wines with food the way I will with a beer. And then again, I match beer with food by my own...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2007 10:23:38 PM | Feedback (3)
This here is funny.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2007 3:25:42 PM | Feedback (0)
First Jim just picks up an H&K SL8 like most people pick up a pack of gum, right in front of me, making me depressed. Now, Kevin Baker of the Smallest Minority f*cking wins a Kimber Ultra Carry Pro. WINS. I can't afford to look at them through the glass case and this guy simply has one handed to him. I'm going to spend the rest of the day in a funk of self-loathing and pity all the while cursing under my breath. I might even give up gong to the range out of spite. Stupid lucky and single...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/5/2007 9:58:02 AM | Feedback (6)
From Capital Journal Online Published Sunday, August 05, 2007 A teenage boy was shot in the leg Saturday night after he and friends found a gun in the 1600 block of S.W. Clay, Topeka police said. The children told police they were playing with the gun when it discharged, hitting a 14-year-old or 15-year-old boy. You know the best way to stop this kind of thing from happening? It's not by restricting guns to law abiding citizens or making guns illegal (something that would do nothing to limit...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/5/2007 9:28:52 AM | Feedback (1)
See anything wrong with this article from the Times Online UK? Such a tragedy prompted new calls for increased arms controls from presidential candidates, among them Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; the issue also enjoys bi-partisan support. Nancy Pelosi, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, is an outspoken anti-firearm campaigner, insisting that US gun manufacturers and retailers be held responsible in law for gun misuse. I guess when there isn't bipartisan support and you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/5/2007 9:00:44 AM | Feedback (4)
Sebastian has pointed out a new gun control blog run by Brian Miller. For the interim, Brian is allowing comments, and like the other gun control boards, I strongly suggest you head over and let him know what you think. I am (SaaM), but I have a request for the rest of you. Let's try to keep our comments as civil as possible and avoid snark when we can. Remember that other people will read this who are not of the same mindset we are and insulting the host or his supporters (although he has less...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2007 10:22:21 AM | Feedback (8)
One thing I've found myself doing more and more of lately is shooting Sasha offhand. When I go to the range, most people are sitting down at the bench, shooting as far as they can. Now, I can't tell you their reasons, and I'm not denigrating them for it, but I've come to the realization that shooting while sitting down is not good for me. Sasha is not a hunting rifle. Sure, she could be used for it, but the main reason I bought her was as a SHTF weapon. We get hurricanes here in the sunshine...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2007 8:44:50 AM | Feedback (7)