Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • Gun show this weekend.
    Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds
    Date: July 22 - 23, 2006

    Show Hours: Sat 9-5 Sun 10-5
    Entry Fee: $7

    Seeya at the Fairgrounds.

  • Top 5 of the strangest/coolest military gadgets.
    1. ESG’s Flying Wings
    2. BigDog - The Robotic Mule
    3. Trophy Active Defense System
    4. Cornershot or Redback 40mm Weapon System
    5. High-Tech Army Wristwatch

    I'll take one of each. Put the Redback on my car, though.

  • Cowboy action shooting
    It is not as easy as it looks. However, it does look like a lot of fun.

  • Law-abiding citizens turn in firearms to keep them out of lawbreakers' hands.
    Not intended to round up the firearms of lawbreakers, the event was aimed at law-abiding citizens who have the power to stop their own guns from falling into violent hands, said Sgt. Vince Higgins, spokesman for Memphis police.

    Better turn in all your money then, so it can't be stolen either. Geezus people, you put your money in a safe, do the sames with your guns. It's that simple.

  • Man Shoots Attacking Pit Bulls Off Neighbor
    A man in Leesburg who heard screams for help from his neighbor during an attack by two pit bulls grabbed his shotgun and opened fire, possibly saving the man's life, according to a Local 6 News report.

    Authorities with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said two pit bulls attacked Joe Pipala, 61, at his home on Maple Street in Leesburg Sunday. Pipala said he thought he was going to die during the attack.

    "I really thought that the end was here," said victim Joe Pipala. "I hit one with a four-by-four and I could have sworn that I knocked a tooth out and it and it didn't even stun it."

    Pipala's wife, Susan, tried to distract the dogs as they attacked her husband.

    "I started screaming and jumping up and down on the porch," Susan Pipala said.

    However, the pit bulls would not stop moving in on Pipala, the report said. Pipala's neighbor Jeff Lint heard the cries for help and grabbed his gun.

    "I heard Joe yelling, 'Jeff help, Jeff, help,'" Lint said. "It was a scream of help. They would not let him alone. They were just all over him. I know Joe and I know that he has a heart condition. As a last resort, I got the 12-gauge shotgun and I come back over."

    Lint fired and hit one of the pit bulls.

    "It went down and did a 360 three different times and then got up and came after me again," Lint said. "So, I unloaded a second shot into it."

    The dog died from the gunshot wounds. The dead dog's owner was fined $50, the report said. He did not want to talk with Local 6 News about the incident.

    "I mean (it's) odd that they got a ticket and nothing else (other than) a fine," Susan Pipala said. "Fifty dollars and bye-bye. No dog taken away. No dog quarantined."

    Pipala told Local 6 News that he feels lucky to be alive.

    "Now he wants to know from animal services what on earth is it going to take to get this dog off the streets," Local 6 reporter Vanessa Medina said.

    As taught in CCW class, you keep firing until the threat has been neutralized. The old school way of getting rid of a nuisance dog doesn't involve animal control. As witnessed above, the penalties from animal control don't really amount to much versus the damage caused.

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