Monthly Archives: April 2010

Europe didn’t learn the lesson

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. Turns out that spending wildly enormous amounts of money you don’t have and can’t possibly pay back to pay for expensive and politically untouchable social programs and endless foreign wars can leave your country a mess.

Who knew?

It makes a shotgun look like a minigun

That’s reason alone to want an XRAIL. It can’t hurt that it raises your ammunition capacity to 23 rounds!

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BradyWatch: willing to accept even the most awful brutality so long as there are no nasty nasty guns

Dennis Henigan is at it again, complaining about those scary militias who are so dangerous that nothing has actually happened. Call me silly but I’d always thought the Brady Campaign was a gun control group; this isn’t their issue. Straying from the gun path reveals their true intentions: to elevate the state. Says Hennigan:

The militias are engaged in military training in case their resort to the ballot box fails to produce the government they want and violence becomes necessary. […] But all are united behind the pernicious idea that violence against our government is a legitimate “last resort.”

Tell that to Jews in Europe under the Nazi regime in 1942. Tell it to Ukranians in the Soviet bloc 1932. Tell that to Cambodians in 1975. Ask any of them if they thought voting was enough.

If we are to take Hennigan’s postulate at face value — that violence against one’s own government is never justified, then what is his answer for what to do when one’s government initiates violence against its citizens? What about when it initiates not violence but soft oppression, tyrannical social rules, or total economic control? Where is Hennigan’s “line in the sand?” Or does he not have one? Maybe he is willing to live under any government, no matter how illiberal or fascistic it may be, so long as it was democratically elected.

Furthermore, by inveighing against those who train to take up arms against an unjust government, the Bradies are admitting that they stand against the values that their own country was founded on. When King George was oppressing the American colonists, what would their response have been? I wonder what kind of American history they teach their kids.

Hot new gun alert

Every Day, No Days Off has managed to snag a marketing photo of the latest unreleased hot Apple product!

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I believe I can answer some of his questions:

  1. Will it have a user replaceable magazine?
  2. No, but it will hold 200 rounds in it and can be easily replaced at the nearest Apple Store for the low low price of $49.99!

  3. Does it use proprietary .45 caliber ammunition?
  4. No, it uses the latest and greatest hollow-point .45 ACP, but in a proprietary fixed magazine!

  5. Where’s the touch screen?
  6. It doesn’t need one, it talks to you!

  7. Is this a grasp at the liberal hippy market?
  8. No, the market for people who need protection while walking out of Apple Stores!

  9. How many times per month will I have to upgrade the software on it?
  10. Only once a year, but software updates are irreversible, and destroy any unapproved modifications you’ve made to the gun!

  11. Does it require the newest version of that POS iTunes?
  12. Yes, but with it, targeting information and shot timing data can be downloaded to this and other Apple iFirearms!

  13. What kind of fancy apps can I get for it?
  14. Anything at all, as long as it’s approved by Apple — so yes, you will be able to take potshots at Microsoft and Google employees with it!

And there are still more photos floating around, too!

Hope and change in action: less transparent than Bush

I’m no fan of Bush Jr, but Obama has a bad case of Ur Doin It Wrong™. The Huffington Post — not exactly a bastion of conservatism — is reporting that Obama’s administration is less transparent than Bush’s was. I seem to remember some promises that Candidate Obama made:

Remember this guy? It’s almost like the one in the White House is a totally different man.

Coolness vs. sadness

I have a rotating assortment of gun pictures that go onto my computer’s desktop background (the nerds among you just deduced that I’m a Mac user) and when this one popped up, I couldn’t help but think how cool it was:

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Guns are cool!

What do the anti-gun forces have to offer? Sadness? Tragedy? Fear? I know that gun violence tears at hearts, but those emotions get old fast and we eventually have to leave them lest we wither into bitter husks of depression. You can only stay shocked and frightened for so long. As Robb Allen says, it’s not like they have anti-gun ranges or anything!

And that’s the thing—the more into guns you get, the cooler things are: you learn more about mechanical principles and historical events; you become more proficient in a difficult-to-master skill; and you gain self-confidence and self-reliance. The more anti-gun you get, the more unhappy and fearful you become.

That’s why they’re losing and we’re winning. We have a culture, an industry, and a community. All they have is misery and woe.

BradyWatch: Now they just need 499 more

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership Violence is raising money against open carry! And what a raising it is — they’ve scrounged up a whole $20! I swear, if us pro-gun folks didn’t report on their actions and movements, would anybody care at all? It must be very lonely and depressing to look at that almost comically low figure from inside the Brady HQ. If they still even have one! LULZ.