Nothing Is Over Until WE Decide It Is!!!!

It’s interesting that the reaction to this post assumed that I was talking about giving up the fight for gun rights.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The fight MUST go on, but the tactics must change to fit the times.

We are winning. 42% of Americans say they own guns, and over half of the people who don’t own guns say they could see themselves owning a gun in the future.

That’s two-thirds of America who either own guns or want to own guns.

That’s winning.

Fear is not a motivator for the majority. Fear is what the minority uses to close ranks and hold ground.

We’re not losing ground anymore. We are the majority now. Let’s act like it.

Derp Knows No Boundaries

What, you think dumb gear ideas is just something that pops up inside the gun community?

Think again!

This such a bad idea, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s not any faster than storing your lens in a gadget bag or fanny pack, and it offers the added “benefit” of not havin any place to store your strobe, battery packs or memory cards, either!

Such a deal!

If you’re thinking this is a good idea, lie down for a few minutes, then buy a Domke once the feeling has gone away.

No One Expects The Gunsite Inquisition

Because I hate wasting good stuff on an away game.

“Our chief weapon is the 1911. And the color code. Our two chief weapons are the 1911 and the color code and the Weaver Stance. Our THREE chief weapons are the 1911, the color code, the Weaver Stance and the surprise trigger break. AMONGST OUR WEAPONRY are such diverse elements as the 1911, the color code, the Weaver Stance, the surprise trigger break and nice decals of a raven on our trucks.

Oh bugger. I’ll come in again.” *

Explainer:

* I should probably state for the record that I absolutely and unequivocally believe that Gunsite is one of the best places in the world to learn how to use a pistol. However, if you can’t laugh at the people on your side, you’re going to be bloody useless at laughing at the people on the other side of your cause.

Ready. Fire. Aim.

Santa was a few days late with this present to Nevada gun owners, but I’m sure they don’t mind. Sebastian points out that Michael Bloomberg’s brand new make gun ownership illegal “universal background check” law can’t be enforced in Nevada, because Bloomberg’s lawyers seem to be unaware of how Nevada’s gun laws actually work.

NRS 202.254, as amended by Background Check Act, makes it a crime to engage in private sales or transfers of firearms (with certain exceptions) unless a federally licensed dealer conducts a federal background check on the potential buyer or transferee. Because the Act specifically directs the deal to run checks through the FBI’s NICS system, the Nevada Department of Public Safety has no authority to perform the background checks required by the Act.

Nevada, like Pennsylvania and Florida, uses a state-run background check system and not NICS, so the FBI/ATF had no jurisdiction and authority to run background checks in Nevada. It’s roughly equivalent to writing a law which mandates that the police department in Bangor, Maine, write the speeding tickets for Glendale, Arizona. Yes, the Bangor Police Department writes a lot of tickets, but no, their actions have little, if any effect on the traffic laws of Arizona.

Congratulations, Bloomberg. That’s $20 million you could have spent on something that would have actually lowered crime and improved the lives of the people of Nevada, but you chose to do this instead.

 

 

The Mote Of Derp In Our Own Eye.

Tam posted this photo on Facebook over the weekend. It’s like the Moronic Derpvergence of Tactical Timmitude.

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“His AR ‘pistol’ had a sh!tty Chicom flashlight & red dot, the fake Magpul BUISs were installed backwards, there was an AFG on the stubby forearm for some reason. The gun’s magwell sported a Punisher skull and he’d added a ‘You’re F*cked’ ejection port cover.

And he was wearing Kryptek, because of course he was.”

Look, there is nothing wrong with AR pistols (I’m building one myself right now). There’s nothing wrong with open carry (although if you NEED to open carry at a gun show, I suggest that you’re attending the wrong kind of gun shows…), and there’s nothing wrong with angled foregrips (in fact, I think they’re a good idea on AR pistols, because they’re a way for you to tell if your hands are in the right place on the gun, and not up by the muzzle where the blast from the muzzle brake can hurt them very, very much).

But bad sights, bad optics and pejorative ejection port slogans? Those are bad ideas.

The fact is, though, that there is probably a skeleton like this in our own closets. I know I’ve made some dumb mistakes in the past when it came to my equipment choices, however, I try (TRY) to learn from them.

There, but for the grace of God (and/or Tom Givens), go I.