You know how they say you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead?

I don’t follow that rule.

Sarah Brady is dead at 73. I don’t care. She took a tragedy in her life and made it a holy mission to piss all over everyone’s rights. I have to prove my innocence before I can purchase a specific item. Her and her ilk have made it difficult for millions of law abiding Americans to simply exist. Somehow, due to the immense laws on the books put into place by people like her, you as a gun owner are probably breaking a law or two you didn’t know about.

There is no ‘niceness’ here. She was a hateful, spiteful being who used a tragedy to stomp all over me directly, a man who had nothing to do with what she faced. For that, I have nothing nice to say nor do I feel particularly like remaining ‘respectfully’ quiet.

May she find peace in the next world that she so desperately ruined in this one.

posted by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2015 8:02:15 PM | Feedback (14)
URGENT! SB 176 (Campus Carry) stalled in Senate Judiciary Committee, in an attempt to run out the clock and kill the bill!!!

The Judiciary Committee Chair, Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla refuses to calendar the campus carry bill.

The college campus carry bill, SB 176, is now stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee is under bombardment by Bloomberg's gun control groups generated propaganda including a new television ad, and the chair, Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Has not yet to put the bill on the committee calendar.
Its House companion bill, HB 4005, has completed all of its committee stops, having been reported favorably at each one with bipartisan support, and now awaits SB 176.
Senate President, Andy Gardiner, also refuses to  see to it that the two remaining committee chairmen calendar the bill despite its companion bill's overwhelming success in the House.

This is intolerable!!!

Through his resistance to calendar SB 176, Sen. Diaz de la Portilla is ignoring the success of the House companion bill for his own personal reasons, and denying the bill its deserved consideration by the remaining Senate committees. This is an intentional attempt at running out the clock, so fellow Senators are not put in the position of having to vote yea or nay on the right to bear arms on campus.

In this way, they can claim support for self defense by honestly saying they've never voted against a pro-gun bill.

It's easy to say that when one doesn't have to vote at all!

Friends, we need to melt down the email servers and phone lines of the Senate President, the Chairmen of the final two Senate committees, and the committee members themselves.
If we don't do this, campus carry dies here and now. There simply isn't time for the House bill to make it all the way through the Senate committees, and it will see the same resistance as SB 176.

Remember that whether you contact the committee members either by email or by phone, to be courteous and respectful above all else. Be sure to keep your message brief, and thank them for their time.

In the subject line put:  Calendar SB 176 Immediately!
(Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box);;;

Sample Body:
Dear Senator,
The fact that SB 176 has not been placed on the calendar of the Senate Judiciary Committee is unacceptable. This bill is opposed by big money from out of state, but we Floridians are the ones who will live under the law. Its companion bill in the House has been reported favorably by all assigned committees and is now awaiting action by the Senate.
The failure to calendar the bill appears to be a hollow attempt at protecting Senators from having to go on record with a position on the bill. That one Senator has the ability to run out the clock on an timely and important bill, with similar bills being heard in a dozen other states, is completely unacceptable.
This is about licensed adults, responsibly protecting themselves on campus, just as they do off campus, and over a quarter century of statistics from the Licensing Department of DOACS as proof. 

Calendar SB 176 NOW!.

posted by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2015 10:59:51 AM | Feedback (0)
Welcome to Florida

Just be careful Jesus doesn’t try to frame you

Tito Watts said in his police statement:

I don’t care what the police say. The tickets are solid gold… it ain’t cut up two by fours I spray painted gold. And it was Jesus who give them to me behind the KFC and said to sell them so I could get me some money to go to outer space. I met an alien named Stevie who said if I got the cash together he’d take me and my wife on his flying saucer to his planet that’s made entirely of crack cocaine. You can smoke all the crack cocaine there you want… totally free. So, try to send an innocent man to jail and see what happens. You should arrest Jesus because he’s the one that gave me the golden tickets and said to sell them. I’m willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up…

That last line kills me.

However, I truly question that they sold hundreds of gold spray-painted chunks of wood for $99. I’m betting that’s what the police are saying so they can keep the $10,000 in cash they confiscated (plus 5 crack pipes & a baby alligator).

posted by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2015 7:54:05 PM | Feedback (6)
Pots. Lots & lots of pots.

It goes to 10.9I have a Marshall Valvestate 80v Model 8080 that I bought back in the dark ages, before the Internet, Candy Crush, and cell phones. It’s a great amp although it needs to be played a bit louder than I’m comfortable with to really get it to shine. I, in fact, do not like playing loud. I value my hearing, but beyond that, it’s just never something I feel right doing in my house since my neighbors do not wish to hear a rousing rendition of whatever song I’m trying to write at the time, so I like to try to keep the volume down.

Generally this isn’t an issue since I’m an ‘In The Box’ player – I use Guitar Rig Pro and just run everything through headphones. But I’ve now got a laptop that I can use to become mobile again, and I had to set it up to route through the amp. Sadly, practically every potentiometer is bad and I can’t control the volume or levels.

So, I gotta replace all 13 of them.

That should be fun.

posted by Robb Allen @ 3/27/2015 9:59:25 AM | Feedback (10)
You know you’ve hit the big time

When you’ve been immortalized in a Lego figure!

Dennis from Dragon Leatherworks has made, well, I’ll let him tell you

You all by now probably know that I worked on the Jurassic Park movie coming out this summer, called Jurassic World. We were asked to create a knife sheath and multitool holster for the character that Chris Pratt portrayed.

Well...the LEGO figurine of the Chris Pratt character is coming out, and if you look REAL close, the multitool holster on the belt of the LEGO figure is the accurate in  that it depicts the multitool holster Dragon Leatherworks designed for the movie.

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How flippin’ cool is THAT???

posted by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2015 4:05:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Speaking of Disney

On Tuesday, we were at the Magic Kingdom. It was pretty hot at times as the sun here in Florida can be brutal, so it was shorts & t-shirt weather.

Except for the lady in the full burqa. The black burqa. Her husband of course was in less modest attire and thankfully so – had he been forced to lug around the backpack full of camera gear as well as another backpack full of snacks & drinks, his shorts would have helped disperse some of the extra heat, but that’s what he had his little slave for.

Look, I’m not a Muslim basher. I have no issues with hijabs just like I have no issues with yarmulkes, Amish bonnets, crosses on chains, etc. In general, I have no issue with their religion so long as they do not wish to kill me & my children for not following it. But a f#$king burqa?

I have issues with people treating other humans like chattel. I have issues with brainwashing women to think they are beneath men and that they must accept being covered head to toe like that. Maybe she was perfectly happy with it, maybe she voluntarily wore it, but I doubt it.

Just irritated the crap out of me, that’s all.

posted by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2015 8:28:57 AM | Feedback (12)
I’m back

Went to Disney for a few days for spring break with the kids. One of those things you try not to announce beforehand because advertising you aren’t at home isn’t the best idea, even though we had a house sitter.

The bag check is a joke with no punch line. You could smuggle 8 bricks of C4 through there in metal containers labeled ‘C4 for blowing up Space Mountain’ and the bag people wouldn’t see it. However, that’s not their only line of security.

I happened to have my Ken Onion Blur clipped to my pocket like I always do. After the “bag check”, in a crowd of hundreds of people, another security guard asked me if I had a knife in my pocket. I said ‘No, I’m just happy to see you’ and we laughed while he pepper sprayed me & the kids. Ok, that part didn’t happen but he did approach me and ask. I said yes & he asked to see it because they have a size limit.

I intentionally fumbled the opening of the blade because the quick flick-open could be seen as ‘scary’. It happened to be slightly longer than the allowed 3”, but he simply asked that I be careful and not lose the thing on rides because they didn’t want kids picking it up. He was courteous, professional, and I got the feeling he was simply ensuring everything went smoothly at the park. We ended up just putting it in my wife’s purse for the rest of the day.

In the end, it turned out to be for the best. They were out of pineapple Dole whip which is a stabbing offense in my book.

posted by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2015 8:04:15 AM | Feedback (4)