Hypocrite

Mr Kelly is the husband of Gabbie Giffords so it’s kind of understandable he might think gun control is a good idea but to then go buy the gun you want to take away from the common citizen is shall we say a tad hypocritical at best. http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/03/10/mark-kelly-gun-control-advocate-buys-gun-he-wants-banned/#comments

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A couple of studies from the folk at GCO

Two interesting studies by GeorgiaCarry.org

Guns_Good_Bans_Bad

The racist roots of gun control

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Of Arms and the Law: Heller aftermath

Of Arms and the Law: Heller aftermath. It’s amazing that anyone pays attention to the Brady Campaign or any of the other antigun folk anymore not only are they bigots but they suck at predicting the future.

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Jimmy Carter – North Korea’s consistent message to the U.S.

You know some of my friends have made snarky comments about Sarah Palin’s mistake mixing up N. Korea and S. Korea in an interview with Beck, President Carter on the other hand put a lot of thought into this essay so really which one is dumber? The other question is which one has a better grasp on reality?


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In memorium

Spike Marie Gordon Murphy the fiercest, most loyal Rat Terrier in the world died today at the ripe old age of 13 and a bit. He is survived by Sasha and Art Rat the Dog and his people.

Spike in his prime

He was a stubby legged, barrel chested horror for anything not invited into his territory. He was the scourge of rats, mice, voles, moles and baby rabbits at our house until the degeneration of his tendons forced him to stop patrolling for varmints.When we gave our neighbor permission to graze his cattle on some of our property a few years ago Spike liked to go sit on the hill and watch them. I have no idea what he was thinking but he seemed particularly at peace then and quite happy to look at the bucolic wonder of cows and waving grass.

He became great friends with Sasha his adopted sister, he would lick her ears and she wouldn’t insist on herding him everywhere and let him play with  toys. Sasha is very Germanic in her outlook regarding unauthorized fun so this was quite the accomplishment for him. Other dogs were toothily scolded when she thought there too much tomfoolery going on. He tolerated Art Rat and allowed him to stay when he came to the pack in 2007. Tolerated means he mostly ignored Art.

In early 2008 we noticed he was walking strangely and that his front wrists or whatever the doggy equivalent is were taking more weight than his paws were.

His tendons staring failing

A few thousand dollars later he had new steel legs and some snazzy casts.

Then his back legs failed and he never recovered from that surgery. He became less and less active and more dependent on us to take him to his food or outside as he couldn’t do much more than prop himself up. As time went on he had some stomach trouble and at the last pneumonia.

In spite of everything life threw at him he never lost the joy that the best of dogs show you.  Spike you will be missed and his pack will howl his passing for a long time to come.

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Second Amendment Foundation Online

Second Amendment Foundation Online.

Could use money and blog advertising.

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A jobs program

Roy has a post over at Days of Our Trailers that got me to thinking what would Josh Sugarman do if he didn’t get his 100K a year salary out of the money the Joyce Foundation gives to the VPC, would he still be actively working (if you consider google searches and op eds to be working) to get guns banned or would he move on to a cause that pays.  As it is he does the bare minimum of work advocating for gun regulations and bans, his opinion pieces on Huff Po get torn apart by pro gun liberals and he can’t even be bothered to respond or defend his viewpoint.

Contrast that with the people like Roy or hundreds and thousands of others that are active on the pro civil rights side, that post on Huff Po and the Daily Cos or DU, write blogs, fact check the media, go to state houses and petition their elected representatives and just generally be a noisy, unpaid, stubborn pain in the ass to people like Josh who are advocates for discrimination and hate.

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Chicago Firearms Permit -TheFiringLine Forums

I wandered into the Firing Line for the first time in a long while and found this post on the process Chicagoans have to go through to have a handgun in their home. Note the costs associated with getting permission to legally own a handgun. How Daley and the city council are going to avoid getting spanked by the courts for  charging exorbitant fees  and creating delays to one being able to exercise a fundamental civil right should be interesting to watch.

I have a Chicago Firearms Permit – TheFiringLine Forums.

As an aside it is cheaper to get most states handgun carry permits. Indiana for example is 125.00 for a lifetime carry permit and there is no training cost. Iowa’s new carry permit is 50.00 for five years and there is a training requirement which looks to run about 100 bucks. My Minnesota permit to carry was 190.00 for five years including training. In Wisconsin, another Illinois border state, there is no CCW permit but open carry is both legal and free.

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Rifle shooting championships

Very cool article on long range shooting in Sports Illustrated of all places. I am amazed by the skills of shooters like this, after about 500 yards my ability to be consistent goes to hell.  I think lack the OCD personality traits championship rifle shooters seem to have whether it be bench rest, high power or this.  Thanks to Turk Turonistan for the pointer


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I’d vote for him.

Chris Christie: The Scourge of Trenton – Daniel Foster on National Review Online.

It would be helpful if more politicians would behave like Christie does.

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