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This is an example of Federal government logic, do we really want them managing our health care?

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RCOB warning!

This is one more case in which the officer involved has no business in uniform. His employment should be terminated immediately, and his law enforcement certification revoked. No policeman who abuses citizens in this manner should be tolerated.

When I originally posted the above link, the video was public. I wonder what happened.

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Pastoral commentary(sermon) on the Newtown Shooting to come later today. For now, understand that those who would cynically use the wanton murder of innocent young children for political gain are as evil as the one who cold bloodedly did the killing.

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What do you think? Think that this would give the bad guys a reason to leave?

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Got a solicitation letter from the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) this morning…

He’s at it again.

I’ve told you to beware of an Obama sneak attack, and here it comes.

In the face a tough election year, Barack Obama and the anti-gunners are willing to do ANYTHING to infringe upon your right to keep and bear arms.

Right now, Barack Obama has teamed up with liberal special interest groups to use the un-elected bureaucrats in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban all traditional forms of ammunition.

That’s right, Obama and his cronies are trying to ban ALL your ammo.

By using the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, they want to ban all hunting, target and self-defense ammo that contains lead, no matter how little.

Make no mistake — this is gun control at its worst.

Since your actions have stopped their plans to pass ammo and gun bans so far in congress, they’re using the old end-run.

Obama and his anti-gun cronies in the EPA know that by banning all but the most expensive ammo, they’ve effectively banned your guns in all but name.

Blah blah blah, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.  Whereupon, at the end of things, they ask me to sign this petition and possibly send them some $$$$.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m as pro-Second Amendment as they come – in fact, I just took a class this week to re-upp my CHL (which should scare libtards no end).  So normally I would have no problem ginning up some outrage over the whole schlemiel.

Except for…well, except for this.

In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn’t have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue. The decision came just hours after the Drudge Report posted stories from Washington Whispers and the Weekly Standard about how gun groups were fighting the lead bullet ban.

The EPA had planned to solicit public responses to the petition for two months, but this afternoon issued a statement rejecting a 100-page request from the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Bird Conservancy, and three other groups for a ban on lead bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers. The agency is still considering what to do about sinkers.

The decision was a huge victory for the National Rifle Association which just seven days ago asked that the EPA reject the petition, suggesting that it was a back door attempt to limit hunting and impose gun control. It also was a politically savvy move to take gun control off the table as the Democrats ready for a very difficult midterm election.

Methinks someone at NAGR is Sorta Kinda Maybe™ asleep at the switch, y’know?

Memo to the NAGR:  C’mon, guys.  Arise from thine slumber and get some coffee in thine nostrils.  In Other Words™, guys, PAY SOME FUCKING ATTENTION!!!!!

Geeze.

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As some of you probably know, the Sibling Unit™ put on the Dreaded & Feared Ball & Chain™ today, which is where I’ve been all day instead of gracing you guys with My Eternal Wisdom™.

But I did, some time back, promise you Gratuitous Gun Pr0n!!!!!!!!1!!ONE~1™ – and I like to keep my promises.

So, without further adieu…

This is a Bersa Thunder 380cc – a .380 semi-auto handgun (duh!) that produced very  nice groupings on the first time out.  It is now the carry piece of choice – which was the intent all along (in fact, it hid very nicely in an internal holster during the Sibling Unit™′s Last Meal™ as a single guy last evening).  It handles well, fits superbly in the hand – and, as mentioned earlier, has superior groupings.  (The “cc” stands, obviously, for “concealed carry” – but I figure you guys already knew that )

This would be a fine piece with which to qualify for a CHL – and, when mine’s up for renewal in a couple years, that’s just what I’m gonna do. 

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The Arsenal of Freedom™ is now complete.  (Well, the Handgun Division™, anyway. (grin))

A Taurus 817 7-shot .38 special.  Special shock-absorbing grip to better handle the recoil.  This will replace the Smith & Wesson 638, which I’ve grown to dislike more than just a bit.  It very likely becomes the carry piece of choice, as well – though it’s sister, the .357 Magnum, could still overtake it.

And yes – I’ll definitely  be one of the more popular bloggers in Austin this weekend.

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It’s that time again, Denizens.  Time for yet another round of pictures of my newest hobby.

A Walther P22, .22 caliber.  For fun and warmup.

A Taurus .357 magnum revolver.  Takes over as the likely choice of carry.

A Hi-Point .40 S&W model JCP.  Probably wouldn’t have gotten it if it’d been over $200.  Does feel good in the hand, though.

Hmmm.  Maybe I should apply for a dealer’s license…

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Hi-Point handguns are funny animals.  (Funny strange, not funny ha-ha.)

They have a love-hate relationship with their owners – said owners either love ‘em or hate ‘em.  Check out this thread, or even this one, and you’ll see what I mean.

So I bought a C9 at the Big Town (Mesquite, TX) gun show last month – you may remember I blogged on it – and took it to the range to give it a workout.

And the thing promptly jammed on me with the second mag, leaving me with a live round planted firmly in the barrel like what needs to be done to the Rev. Mykki Chickenshit’s ass with a cactus.  No amount of coaxing could get the round out.  Thought about taking it to a local gunsmith – but wouldn’t you know it, said gunsmith was out with the flu.

After a little reading, I came upon something interesting about the Hi-Point:  Trigger linkage – that is, the point at which the gun actually gets fired – goes away when the magazine is not queued up.  IOW, no mag, no fire.

Went to a range tonight, shoved a mag into the holder.

BAM.  Sweet.

Put between 50-60 more rounds through it, and understood why I’d gotten it in the first place. Not the most attractive gun out there, but it feels good going in the hand, not too much recoil – good gun.

Count me in on the side of the pro-Hi-Points.  Got me a helluva bargain with this one.

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Well, you know what they say about addictive things…once you get started…

A Ruger .22LR semi-auto pistol.  (This will replace the .22LR Mark I that is going back to its original owner, with my heartfelt thanks for the use thereof for the last year.)

A Glock 31-C semi-auto, .357.

A Hi-Point 9mm semi-auto pistol.

What are the odds that I’ll be one of the more popular bloggers at the Austin blogfest?

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