2007/06/15

Misc. Friday Ramblings...




Friday FIREPOWER!
  • The NRA supports gun control.
    The House voted Wednesday to fix flaws in the national gun background check system that allowed the Virginia Tech shooter to buy guns despite his mental health problems.

    The legislation, passed by voice vote, was endorsed by the National Rifle Association, boosting its chances of becoming the first major gun control law in more than a decade.

    "As the Virginia Tech shooting reminded us, there is an urgent national need to improve the background check system" to keep guns out of the hands of those barred from buying them, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) said.

    The measure would require states to automate their lists of convicted criminals and the mentally ill who are prohibited under a 1968 law from buying firearms, and report those lists to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

    Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes (But who watches the watchmen).
    I know why they did it. The VT shooting was going to be the catalyst to ram home some crap legislation. Something "commong sense". The NRA thought to strike a deal now before they had no control over the outcome. However, the '94 assault weapon ban (useless piece of shit legislation) was an example of "common sense" legislation. We see now just what good that did. Way to go, NRA, way to go.

  • AK vs AR vs Mosin Nagant
    As an owner of 2, shooter of all three, the most telling comment is the following:
    After a long day at the range (with the Mosin Nagant) you relax by visiting the chiropractor.


  • Officer shot by gun kept under pillow
    A police officer was shot in the wrist when the service weapon that she kept under her pillow went off. Albany police Sgt. Kinshishi Adams, 34, was lying in bed Sunday when a .40 caliber pistol she kept under her pillow discharged and struck her in her left wrist, Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said.

    "We train on gun safety and we stress gun safety, but even the people who handle guns for a living, accidents happen," Cheek said. "We just stress that firearms are not toys, and even people experienced with firearms occasionally have accidents."

    Ever have a big pillow case on a small pillow? You know, the kind that leaves those creases your face when the material crimps up. Imagine that crumpled material slipping inside your trigger guard and you shift the pillow. It could conceivably engage the trigger. That doesn't sound right. That just doesn't make sense at all, but stranger things have happened. Maybe she's not professional enough to carry a Glock Fo-Tay?

  • Sex Machine's gun from Dusk 'Til Dawn.
    Too bad the recoil would be worse than the damage.

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