Monthly Archives: May 2010

BRINGING BACK PLEASANT MEMORIES

Some of my first gun related memories are of “Junior” Brown’s shooting gallery, and a dozen Remington 121 .22 pumps like this one on the counter: Junior or his wife Evie loaded .22 gallery loads with a frangible bullet. As … Continue reading

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IOWA, ANTI SAYS ANGER OVER BAILOUT WILL PUT HER IN THE SENATE

The Hill dot com says Democratic candidate Roxanne Conlin, a Des Moines lawyer and anti-gun activist, thinks public anger over the bailouts will retire Senator Charles Grassley and put her in office. Quoting The Hill item, “What I hear most … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA TO CONSIDER MARKING

Sex offenders drivers licenses. Quoting from the CNS News item cited above: “The father of a 14-year-old San Diego-area girl who was raped and murdered is backing legislation to require marked driver’s licenses for registered sex offenders in California.” While … Continue reading

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WHY DO 90% OF AMERICANS OWN GUNS?

Unfortunately, the percentage of Americans who own guns is not even close to 90%. If it were, America would be down around 80th on the list of most violent countries. As it is, just under 70 percent of Americans can … Continue reading

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WHAT DO I THINK OF FRANGIBLE AMMUNITION?

“Instinct” asked what I think of Glaser Safety Slugs. Glaser has been making their plastic encapsulated ammunition for something like forty years, and people who make products that do not work do not stay in business long. The idea of … Continue reading

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A SUN TIMES OP ED, AGAINST DALEY'S IRRATIONAL GUN BAN

The Chicago Sun Times has printed an Op Ed by Alan Gottelieb and Dave Workman that clearly lays out the case against Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s irrational gun ban. Briefly quoting Gottleib and Workman: “Richard Daley’s policies are directly responsible … Continue reading

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WAX BULLETS – SEMI-AUTO?

Not unless you want to cycle the action by hand. I know of no wax at any price that will withstand a full powder charge – and wax is much less dense than metal. So wax bullets are primer driven. … Continue reading

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A SOMALIAN GUN MARKET

With M-16’s at $200 American, AK-47’s at $150 – in a land where haggling is expected and a sale at three times cost brings tears to the merchant’s eyes. There are no magic carpets in Mogadishu – but there are … Continue reading

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HMMMM!

UPDATED FOR NEW INFORMATION: Q.) How many Americans own guns? A.) If you limit the number to those who have filled out a 4473 and laid something of value on the counter, 70,000,000; but if you count everyone who has … Continue reading

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REGIME TO MUZZLE BLOGGERS

A while back, I mentioned the regime’s plans to replace AP, UPI, and other newsgathering organizations with state run “regional media centers.” I linked to this April 3rd Lincoln Journal Star editorial that presents the outline of this scheme to … Continue reading

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