Friday, January 18, 2013

Waxman on Guns

"By their words ye will get a good inkle;
By their actions ye shall know the MFCS." (Sun Yat-rodge)

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“If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have any weapons at all!” — Democrat Congressman Henry A. Waxman (California).

Idea from smibsid

size matters

Tails of the Gun  

size matters

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Last night, a feller asked me:
Why would you need more than seven rounds in a magazine?
(Well, it was actually “bullets in a clip,” but we’ll overlook that ignorant faux pas.)

My answer was shorter, but this would’a been the long version:
Wellp, that depends …

• Do I have additional magazines at hand? Will I have time to reload?
(It takes me 2sec to reload from a pouch, 5sec standing from a loose pocket.)
• What weapon and ammo am I using?
(Lower-power cartridges require more hits to stop an attack.)
• How good of a shot am I under pressure?
(The range ain’t “pressure.” Do I have any real-world experience?)
• What is the ambient visibility?
(Can’t hit effectively, if I can’t see clearly: darkness, smoke, light in eyes, etc.)
• What is my physioloical situation?
(Glasses off, contacts out? Sweat? Sleeping pill? Flu? Had a few drinks? Wounded?)
• What is my psychological situation? (But wait, there's more Doug...)

Fast & Furious Kills Again


Res Ipsa Loquitor

  A Fast and Furious gun found at the murder scene of Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores, appears to have been purchased by embattled ATF supervisor George Gillett. Flores was used as a human shield before she was shot and killed by Mexican cartels during a shootout with the Mexican military. According to documents obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley, it appears Gillett purchased a number of different firearms at a gun dealership in Phoenix as part of Operation Fast...  [Full]

The irony that is Obama's  Fast & Furious malfeasance, versus Obama's move to ban semiautomatic hunting rifles—citing as justification a crime that did not involve any— is simply too too.

"NON STICK" pic via Sr. Mary Merrily

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Democrats

A month later ...