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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Son of a Gun

--Falling Ifs, Matthew Heller

"You're a business owner, maybe,
and you're kind of pissed about Obama?
Take the bumper stickers off your car,
and no more sharing in the employee break room.
And no goddamn talking about the Rapture
ever, ever again.

"Are we clear? Because if you don't listen to me,
the only places we'll be competitive
are districts composed solely of people
who plan to shoot someone within the next 30 minutes
and actual Confederate veterans 
Mostly northern Florida I guess."
--Karl Rove to the GOP: "Please, Please Stop Talking,
Goblinbooks 

 What [the Arab Spring] really means is
the empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood
across the region
--Gerard de Villiers
 _________________________

Mr. Goblinbooks has a good sense of things in this neck o' the woods.

Let us talk about gun control here in the good ole Homeland.

So we're gonna do it: No more high-capacity magazines for civilians and ban assault rifles (even though they are not assault rifles).  The manufacturers will eliminate the flash suppressors, the bayonet lugs and the extendible stocks, and everything will be copacetic.  However, you will have the very same rifle, minus the bells and whistles -- what is euphemistically called a "Post-ban rifle".  Now we will all be much safer ... don't you feel better?

Meanwhile, after the love-fest, the United States still lurks near the bottom of the life expectancy scale among industrial nations, despite the fact we spend more for personal health care.  Removing bayonet lugs will not solve that problem.

We suffer tobacco-related death, aggressive and oblivious drivers, alcohol-related death and the myriad of death by stupidity but what do we do?  We focus on 10-round magazines and military look-alike rifles.  Perhaps this is because eliminating the stupid is a lot harder than regulating weapons.

And this is what passes for leadership in America.

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5 Comments:

Blogger FDChief said...

Well, frankly, anything that helps prevent homicidal knuckleheads from putting out 30 rounds rapid fire is probably a good thing, so, well, that.

But the real wonderment for me is that we have actual protests, wailing and gnashing of teeth about this, what amounts to an administrative change in federal firearms law, while nobody in particular seems all that concerned that the Department of Justice is advocating what amounts to an immense fundamental change in the laws governing the relations between the U.S. government and individuals.

http://www.firedirectioncenter.blogspot.com/2013/02/perilous-seas.html

But, then, it's easier to fulminate about scary liberals coming for your gun than about the loss of invisible "rights" that prevent liberals (and conservatives) from dropping a missile on your ass.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 4:04:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Chief,
A slight adjustment is needed in your thinking.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
The first assault weapon import ban was done by a compassionate conservative ,and NOT by bleeding heart liberals.
So-adjust your sights.
BTW when are you modifying your rifle to accept less than 10 rounds and the one in the chamber??
jim

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Chief,
A slight adjustment is needed in your thinking.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
The first assault weapon import ban was done by a compassionate conservative ,and NOT by bleeding heart liberals.
So-adjust your sights.
BTW when are you modifying your rifle to accept less than 10 rounds and the one in the chamber??
jim

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger FDChief said...

The SMLE issue magazine is only 8 rounds, so no problemo there.

I will have to do something about the Boy's Ruger 10/22, tho. But, frankly, he's hopeless after more than 10 rounds and needs to stop firing anyway and pull his mechanics together; elbows all splayed out and such...

Still. It's kinda sad that as a nation we seem to be having a kitten-fit about firearms whilst we seem to care less that we're tacitly permitting our executive to choose who does or doesn't get the protection of the Constitutional "right" to a speedy and public trial...

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:29:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Chief,
i acknowledge your point. got it load and clear.
the smle has a 10 round magazine which has no sporting value.
pls sell your rifle at the next buy back , or get it to sporting standard.
:)
jim

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:53:00 PM GMT-5  

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