Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, December 31, 2012

What I Saw at the Coup

Matt Bracken writes a short story about the move to confiscate our freedom tools:
This is the first time in many years that I have put pen to paper for a lengthy letter, so please forgive my misspellings, poor handwriting or any other errors. I will probably do this in one go and be finished with it. I won’t need much of this new notebook. It’s a nice room, desk and chair, but really, no computer? I just wish they would stop the hammering outside. I need to focus in order to write well.
No one person could possibly expect to know the full truth about such a complex history, so near to its time. But I know what I know, saw what I saw, and heard what I heard. Now it’s time to set the record straight, at least about what transpired between some of the key players in the lead up to the recent events.
What I have heard called “the plan” began as idle office chat, nothing more. (Of course, not much chat is ever truly idle at the very highest levels of power, between senior presidential advisors.) The first time I heard it mentioned was over lunch with Dennis in the White House Mess, down in the basement next to the situation room. We were at a quiet corner table of the wood-paneled dining room, tossing ideas for the next talking points back and forth. Routine.
One of right-wing hate radio’s loudest and most poisonous voices was conducting an embarrassing public feud with our press secretary. The President had trapped himself in a seeming contradiction. The video and audio were both damning, and one must admit, very funny—if one’s goal was to make the President look and sound like a liar and a fool. The Youtube videos were getting millions of hits; the TV comics were not letting it go. We had been knocked completely off message, the optics were horrible, and our favorability ratings were collapsing at a crucial moment. (It seems like an ice-age ago when such trivialities actually mattered to me.)
I said something offhandedly to Dennis. “I just wish we could get rid of those bastards, once and for all.”
He stared at me for a long time, chewing on his second BLT sandwich until the Navy steward retreated from range, and then he said, “Actually, Jacinda, there is sort of a plan for that.”

Good read on the Second Amendment

The way the Founders saw things:

by Daniel J. Schultz
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The reference to a "well regulated" militia, probably conjures up a connotation at odds with the meaning intended by the Framers. In today's English, the term "well regulated" probably implies heavy and intense government regulation. However, that conclusion is erroneous.

Good news in Osamacare?

Well, a bright spot, anyway:

NRA fingerprints in landmark health-care law

The words were tucked deep into the sprawling text of President Obama’s signature health-care overhaul. Under the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights” was a brief provision restricting the ability of doctors to gather data about their patients’ gun use — a largely overlooked but significant challenge to a movement in American medicine to treat firearms as a matter of public health.

The language, pushed by the National Rifle Association in the final weeks of the 2010 debate over health care and discovered only in recent days by some lawmakers and medical groups, is drawing criticism in the wake of this month’s schoolhouse massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Conn. Some public health advocates, worried that the measure will hinder research and medical care, are calling on the White House to amend the language as it prepares to launch a gun-control initiative in January.

"hinder research and medical care"? I should damn well hope so! That kind of "research" has no place in a free society.

Republic for the united States of America

Interesting site - dedicated to removing the United States Corporation from power over the several States, and restoring the original Constitutional government in effect up until 1871.

The capitalization is critical - we are a collection of 50 independent republics, not one "United" nation.

Republic for the united States of America

Tried to sign up - kept getting messages that the "capcha" was copied wrong. Sent them an email about that.

I certainly hope this isn't a stealth site to get patriots to "register" on a best shot first list...but taking our country back is a risk, and risks need to be taken. Besides, I'm on so many lists by now that one more won't make any difference.

Wisconsin III% site change

Wisconsinites, please go to for information about Wisconsin's III% group. We are now independent of the national III% organization.

Urgent email from the FBI!

Now it's Mr. Muelller's personal assistant trying to get me to accept all that lonely African money:

F.B.I Headquarters Washington DC.
601 4Th Street, N.W Washington DC.
20533, USA
Dear Sir/Mir,
I am Ronald T. Hosko,the personal secretary to the FBI Director; Roberts. Mueller III. After proper investigations, we discovered that your impending payment that have been withheld by imposters for a very long period of time, claiming to be who they are not, But with the Help of FBI we have been able to trace them.
Investigations revealed that you have spent a lot of your personal earned money just to conclude the successful transfer of your funds to your nominated bank account by obtaining transfer documents as requested by the impostors, costing you a lot of money but to no avail.
The FBI had to send some financial crime investigators from our head quarters in Washington DC to London, Western Part of the World (Africa) in other to carry out proper investigation, after receiving series of other reports similar to yours as you are not the only person awaiting the legal transfer of funds from Africa.
With the help of some of the best Internet investigators attached to the FBI, we traced your information from the Internet as one of the beneficiaries of this Inheritance Funds. I am pleased to inform you that a meeting was held as regards the best way to carry out with the compensation exercise for transparency and most especially to avoid re-occurrence of the delay in transferring your funds and the high cost of procuring transfer documents and came to a final conclusion as all head of organizations involved was duly represented. Your Funds worth $9.5,00,000.00 USD (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United states Dollars) Only will be release to you in my Supervision.
Reconfirm your delivery information as stated below.
Note: You are to forward any email received from those Scammer to my email address so we can be able to trace them and eradicate them from cheating innocent people.
Mr. Ronald T. Hosko.
For: Mr. Robert S. Mueller III

Advertencia / Confidentiality Notice


Este envio es confidencial y esta destinado unicamente a la persona a la que ha sido enviado. Puede contener informacion privada y confidencial.
Si usted no es el destinatario al que ha sido remitida, no puede copiarla, distribuirla ni emprender con ella ningun tipo de accion.
Si cree que lo ha recibido por error, por favor, notifiquelo al remitente.
This transmission is confidential and intended solely for the person to whom it is addressed.
It may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on it.
If you believe that you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender.

I particularly enjoyed the privacy notice in Spanish.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

AR-15 magazine ad




The PMAG is a 30-round 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington) AR15/M16 compatible magazine. It features an advanced impact resistant polymer construction, a pop-off Impact/Dust Cover for storage, and an easy to disassemble design with a flared floor plate for positive magazine extraction from pouches. The PMAG 30 utilizes a resilient stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance and a anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower for increased reliability.

This current revision has been updated with a new body ribbing design which allows for better compatibility with aftermarket mag couplers, a new follower which provides even smoother loading with military stripper clips, and the Impact/Dust Cover can now be snapped onto the floor plate when not in use to prevent possible loss.

Made in U.S.A.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas from Osama!

Our Dear leader decided it's time for all those hard-working selfless public servants to get a raise.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
Here’s the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama’s executive order: (Read More)
This executive order bullshit has got to stop.

Disturbing news

From Canada - Canada Free Press

The latest from “DHS Insider”

- Doug Hagmann (Bio and Archives)  Thursday, December 27, 2012 

Introduction: After a lengthy, self-imposed informational black-out, my high-level DHS contact known as “Rosebud” emerged with new, non-public information about plans being discussed and prepared for implementation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the near future. It is important to note that this black-out was directly related to the aggressive federal initiative of identifying and prosecuting “leakers,” at least those leaks and leakers not sanctioned by the executive office—the latter of which there are many.

A taste:
DH: New federal gun laws?
RB: Yes. Count on the criminalization to possess just about every gun you can think of. Not only restrictions, but actual criminalization of possessing a banned firearm. I heard this directly from the highest of my sources. Plans were made in the ‘90s but were withheld. Now, it’s a new day, a new time, and they are riding the wave of emotion from Sandy Hook, which, by the way as tragic as it was, well, it stinks to high heaven. I mean there are many things wrong there, and first reports are fast disappearing. The narrative is being changed. Look, there is something wrong with Sandy Hook, but if you write it, you’ll be called a kook or worse.
DH: Sure
RB: But Sandy Hook, there’s something very wrong there. But I am hearing that won’t be the final straw. There will be another if they think it’s necessary.
DH: Another shooting?
RB: Yes.
DH: That would mean they are at least complicit.
RB: Well, that’s one way of looking at it.
DH: Are they? Were they?
RB: Do your own research. Nothing I say, short of bringing you photographs and documents will convince anyone, and even then, it’s like [DELETED] in the wind.
DH: So…
RB: So what I’m telling you is that DHS, the TSA and certain, but not all, law enforcement agencies are going to be elbow deep in riot control in response to an economic incident. At the same time or close to it, gun confiscation will start. It will start on a voluntary basis using federal registration forms, then an amnesty, then the kicking-in of doors start.
Read the whole thing.
Sounds like conspiracy theory, but keep an eye out...

Free CCW class

Mike Hendricks is giving up his Saturday January 5th to give a free Concealed Carry Class brought to you from Wisconsin Carry Inc!! It will be at my home 2204 Bond Place Janesville Wisconsin at 10:00 am please find time in your schedule to be here in support of The 2nd Amendment and Wisconsin Carry Inc and Wisconsin III%! I am trying to set up a shoot after, at the southern compound as well!!! Any questions please call me, Sean Anderson, at 608-290-2698!

P.S, This class is for anyone!
Thank you Mike for volunteering your time!!

Links to the WI CCW Application and information site:

This link will take you to the documents that you need to take with you to the CCW Training session:

Wisconsin III% Website

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Too late for Christmas

Since the nanny state has pretty much outlawed chemistry sets, what can you do for the budding scientist in your family?

How about some home neurosurgery?

Seen at IMAO

The idea of applying this technology to Demonrats in elected office is really appealing.

Homeschoolers take note

Good resource

Just heard about this

My son treated his sister, my wife, and me to go see "The Hobbit" Christmas Day. As usual, I was carrying my S&W Model 19, concealed. The theater here in Beloit is not posted "no weapons", or we wouldn't have been there.

Nothing exciting, other than the movie, happened for us.

Man Attempts to Open Fire on Crowd at Movie Theater, Armed Off-Duty Sergeant Drops Him (UPDATED)

Update: WOAI now reports it was an off-duty sergeant who fired a total of four shots, wounding the shooter. An Initial report by 1200 WOAI news said that an off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot the suspect one time.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office says the off-duty sergeant, who was working security, heard the gunshots and came running. She saw the gunman coming out of the men’s restroom. The Sheriff’s Office says the gunman did not shoot at her, but his gun was drawn so she opened fire.
That off-duty sergeant, identified as Lisa Castellano, fired four times, wounding the gunman. Only one other person was wounded, a 49-year-old man inside the theater, who was hit by one of the gunman’s shots. Both are expected to recover.
Investigators say about 30 rounds were fired. It’s unclear why the break-up with his girlfriend caused the man to go after his co-workers. Investigators haven’t ruled out a love-triangle involving someone else at the restaurant.

With one shot, an off-duty sergeant took down a gunman who attempted to opened fire at a crowded movie theater lobby during a late night showing of “The Hobbit” in San Antonio, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Police say a gunman, identified as Jesus Manuel Garcia, chased patrons from the nearby China Garden Restaurant into the lobby of the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater at around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Garcia, an employee of the restaurant, reportedly walked in the establishment looking for a woman.

The guy used a Glock 23. Must have changed magazines a couple times.

Feinstein's latest wet dream

She wants to ban everything, "grandfather" what's out there with universal registration and fingerprinting - well, read it for yourself. I've put my comments in line.

Stay informed

In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
To receive updates on this legislation, click here.

Press releases

Summary of 2013 legislation

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

Let's start out by preventing any new stuff from ever being available to future generations. This should make it easy for the next round of genocide. Thanks,biatch.
  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
Then, let's continue what didn't work before, but let's do it harder:
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
Of course, we need to ban those big magazines:
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. 
Repeat the old lie about "hunters" and "sporting purposes":
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
Personally, I've never seen a gun that wasn't manually operated. How about you?
Maybe she's looking ahead to mentally-controlled firearms - sorta like they did with the "plastic gun" ban, now that 3-D printers are getting common.
Now, for some teeth. Universal registration, just like in the Wiemar Republic:
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration
A pdf of the bill summary is available here.

Effectivenness of 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban

Now, let's review history after a little makeover in the Ministry of Truth:

Following are studies that have been conducted on the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban:
Of course, the "Urban Institute" is totally unbiased and scientific.
Once you define something to NOT be an "assault weapon", of course the use of that evil thing drops. Only problem is, the number of shootings with NON-"assault" weapons goes up to make up the difference - or worse.
I wonder who these people are. Check this out:
It's always good to get data from reliable sources. The VPC in particular will never fail to provide the requisite numbers on demand - just give them the requirements, and their crack team of professional statisticians will roll out whatever results prove the point they want proven.

Sort of like the fed's Bureau of Labor Statistics that can always be relied upon to "look on the bright side of life"

Assault weapons in the news

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Editorial and response

Saw this in the Beloit Daily News this morning:

Today is not a day to discuss gun control.
Six months haven’t passed since the horrific shootings in Aurora, the Sikh temple, the Milwaukee spa, the Oregon Mall or the Connecticut school. Opponents of gun control say we can’t make rational decisions about gun laws in the emotional wake of each national shooting tragedy like Columbine, Virginia Tech or Tucson. So we must not even think about gun control until June 14th, 2013.

Our founding fathers approved the 2nd amendment and believed that Americans should be armed. Thomas Jefferson wrote, ”No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” The weapon of our founding fathers was the musket, difficult to reload, inaccurate and it took a man’s weight in lead musket balls to kill him. Opponents of gun control claim that our founding fathers had the foresight to imagine the killing power of semi automatic weapons.

What can we do today to prevent more shootings from happening so that we can discuss gun control?

Opponents of gun control claim that if the theater-goers in Aurora were armed, the carnage would have been minimal. While it did nothing to stop the Sikh temple and beauty salon shootings, Wisconsin recently allowed concealed carry.

So I present this modest proposal: Require all school children and teachers to be armed. Imagine if the kindergartners in Connecticut had been armed. No insane individual would think of attacking them.

Sure schools might experience a few gun battles in the halls or the occasional playground gunfight but any children who survive armed schools would have an understanding of gun violence and (unlike adults) the good judgement and common sense to enact gun control as soon as they could vote. But today is not a good day to discuss gun control.
John Pickart

My response - we'll see if it gets printed:

Mr. Pickart of Beloit writes that we must arm all teachers and children in our schools to prevent further tragedies like Sandy Hook.

He states that we can't make rational decisions while in the heat of passion. I agree. Reading his letter, I am reminded of how so many liberals are so quick to jump on a tragedy involving guns to try and urge yet more useless "gun control" laws.

He points out that our Founders used muskets. This is true, but they also used rifles - the "assault weapon" of the day - to fight for freedom from oppression. Private parties also mustered their own artillery companies to fight in the Revolution.

He mentions the shooting in Aurora, Colorado as a failure of concealed carry, but fails to mention that the shooter likely chose the theater because of the prominent "NO WEAPONS" signs posted there.

Fire extinguishers do nothing to stop fires unless they are present where the fire is, and if people are trained and willing to use them. Guns are exactly the same thing - safety equipment that is only effective if available for people willing to learn to use them properly.

The fact that 49 states have some sort of concealed carry available, and there have been no incidents of "gun battles in the halls" should put to rest the thought that teachers and school staff, properly trained and willing to take on the responsibility of being armed and prepared will cause mayhem. On the contrary, they might end the attack before the shooter runs out of ammunition - as happened when Nick Meli pulled his concealed gun in the Clackamas Town Center mall in Oregon and stopped the shooter without firing a shot earlier this month.

Hyperbole is fine in satire. School shootings and self-protection are not suitable subjects for satire.

Chuck Kuecker

Note:  Mr. Barth of the BDN responded to my last letter to him - perhaps he will print it in all it's wordy glory...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Another must read

Larry Correia nails it:

An opinion on gun control

There's a well-reasoned answer there for every possible argument for "gun control" of any kind.

I Am A Dead Sandy Hook Teacher

This is a must read.

Western Rifle Shooters Association:

I Am A Dead Sandy Hook Teacher

All that is wrong with the idea that you can control tragedies with law, while denying everyone their basic human rights.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Response to an editorial

William Barth, editor of the Beloit Daily News, writes:

William R. Barth: Gun politics-as-usual — no longer tolerable

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:00 pm | Updated: 11:12 am, Wed Dec 19, 2012.
IN THE WAKE of the murderous rampage in Newtown, I found a longtime friend’s post on Facebook gripping. He is a retired career military officer, and a wounded Marine combat veteran of Vietnam — hardly the stuff of bleeding-hearts. He wrote:
“I’m a gun owner. That said, mass murder is generally not committed using a ball bat, a car, a bow and arrow, knife or ax. The hunting rifle, 6-shot revolver, shotgun or the crossbow are not weapons of choice for someone intent on making an evermore spectacular exit from life. In the face of repeated massacres of shoppers and school children, arguments for easy public access to assault weapons or high capacity handguns are wearing thinner every day.”

JOE SCARBOROUGH is a former four-term conservative Republican congressman from Florida — a man who received 100% approval from the National Rifle Association while in office — who now makes his living with the “Morning Joe” talkfest on MSNBC. Scarborough chats it up from a right-center perspective, but doesn’t do long-form commentary.
Until Monday morning, when he called for a reassessment of America’s paralysis on the issues of guns, mental illness and our violence-glorifying culture. One of the most powerful moments in his dissertation came when he quoted Lincoln, from an 1838 speech delivered in Springfield.
Lincoln said: “Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

I, TOO, AM a gun owner, as are my sons. I grew up in rural America and learned by my father’s hand how to properly handle firearms. I’m a firm believer in Second Amendment rights for sport, to protect my family, for peace of mind, for American heritage and tradition.
But no one needs military-style assault weapons. No one needs ammo magazines that can hold 30 or more cartridges. No one needs armor piercing bullets.
Those who defend such firepower will find themselves increasingly isolated. Consider the stance of Wisconsin state Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, one of the leading majority legislators, who told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel part of the problem is that Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law banned possession of weapons at schoolhouses.
“When you single out that schools will not have that option, that signals to perpetrators and that is an issue. I think we need to talk about it, advertising where people aren’t able to protect themselves.”
Seriously? How did that work out for Jared Loughner’s victims outside a Safeway in Arizona? Or James Holmes’ victims at a movie theater in Colorado? Or Radcliffe Haughton’s victims at the Azana Spa in Brookfield?
 Read the whole thing at the link.

My response:


Dear Mr. Barth,

In the wake of last week's atrocity in Newtown, CT. comes the predictable liberal dance in the blood of innocents, the ritual blaming of the inanimate objects, and the instant demands that we do SOMETHING to prevent a similar tragedy from ever happening again.

The liberals never waste a good crisis. They instantly begin beating the drums for their pet programs designed, in their minds, to "fix" the problem. Unfortunately, they never take the time to let the emotions settle down before proposing their solutions.

A sober look at mass murders will show that the overwhelming majority - according to a recent article by National Review Online, only one mass killing since 1950 occurred in an area where the public was not prohibited from carrying a defensive weapon.

"(John) Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”"

The shooter in Aurora, Colorado had his choice of several theaters closer to his home than the one he chose - one that prominently posted its' "no weapons" policy. Setting up designated weapons-free zones simply ensures that when an individual bent on mayhem wants to act out, he will easily find a suitable venue.

I recently heard the police spokesman for Janesville state that Janesville schools were "safe" because the police there practice for such occurrences as a school shooting. This is good, for them to be prepared. The fact remains that if someone DOES get into a school with murder on his mind, he will have free run of a weapons-free zone until someone can call those trained officers, and they can get to the school. During the response time, how many lives will be lost that possibly could have been saved by one teacher, maintenance person, or school official with a defensive weapon?

Arguments against large-capacity magazines miss the mark. A maniac with ten 10-round magazines can cause as much mayhem as one with a 100-round magazine. In the case of the Aurora shooting, the presence of a 100-round magazine probably helped hold down the body count, as it jammed, preventing further use of that rifle. Ten 10-round magazines are also easier to conceal than one big magazine.

"Assault rifles" are a manufactured threat. A "true" assault rifle is a fully-automatic or select-fire weapon that can only be owned by a person with the proper BATFE paperwork and the $200 tax paid to the Treasury. No rifle sold at any Wal-mart was ever an "assault" rifle, no matter how "scary" it looks. Any bolt-action deer rifle has much more powerful cartridges.

I don't quite understand what your point was with the Lincoln quote. I never have heard anything about him advocating limits on the public's access to or possession of weapons, up to and including warships. Indeed, many of the divisions in the Union Army were raised and supplied by private citizens who pulled together their own people and arms.

To quote Oliver Wendell Holmes that one cannot yell "fire!" in a crowded theater misses the point entirely. One is completely free to cause panic in a public place, and no law will ever prevent someone bent on doing so from his desire. The quote is meant to imply that one cannot expect the First Amendment to shield him from the consequences of such an action. The similar application to the Second Amendment is that yes, you are allowed to keep and bear - carry - "arms" in public - and that you must be prepared to suffer the consequences of their misuse. No law can ever prevent misuse of inanimate objects or substances - if laws alone worked, there is no drug problem today in America.

I am disturbed by the number of otherwise intelligent persons who fall for the left-liberal propaganda that the Second Amendment is somehow coupled to "hunting" and "sport shooting". The Second Amendment says noting about either - it is there to ensure that Americans will never be subject to the kind of totalitarian government that too many countries on Earth have suffered under. To buy into the argument that gun ownership and availability of "military style" weapons is somehow outdated and a relic of less sophisticated times is what is truly absurd.

The true discussions must first be about mental illness and how to protect the public from persons who may be suffering from disorders that may cause violent outbursts, and second, how to eliminate the risks to our schools posed by their "weapons free" designation.

 To argue for more "gun control" when it has been proven the world over that "gun control" is worse than useless, is truly intolerable. Remember that every case of genocide in more than the last 100 years was preceded by disarmament of the public - and THAT is why we need to have access to those evil "assault" rifles. To assume it could never happen here is unthinkable - just as unthinkable the Newtown shooting were.


Chuck Kuecker

Illinois' proposed gun ban

Here it is - Quinn's wish list.

The usual - .50 cal ban, "assault" weapon ban, large magazine ban - for all Illinois residents, except, of course, the police.

If you own one of the evil things, you can keep it, but not transfer it to anyone else.

Need a gun? is selling online:

Dear Chuck K,

We are now selling guns at This is in direct response to a number of notable gun stores suspending the sale of firearms. While the shooting in Connecticut was a horrific, evil act by a mentally ill person, we do not believe that retailers should be abandoning gun owners in this uncertain time.

We have pushed up our timeline for gun sales dramatically and will be launching features regularly over the next couple of weeks. Bear with us during this time as we update our site, we felt it absolutely essential to immediately support our customers and gun owners in light of current events.

We have a limited supply of AR and AK style rifles in stock. Due to the recent political blow-back from the shooting, these types of firearms are completely out of stock from all the national distributors. We are doing everything in our power to get these products for our customers.
Direct response to places like Cheaper Than Dirt stopping sales in reaction to what happened in Connecticut.

Respect for the dead is one thing - stupidly knuckling under to pressure from hysterical idiots is another.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


It didn't take the Left long to start:

Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

When I wrote yesterday about the liberals coming out against guns, I had no idea just how some people would react. What once would have been unthinkable to blast out into public seems to be becoming more normal via things like Twitter and Facebook. Below are a selection of Tweets that are clearly anti-Second Amendment and even calls for the murder of the National Rifle Association President David Keene, along with NRA members.
Lots of evidence at the link. Read it yourself - much of it is too sick for me to repeat.


This stinks. Osama and friends waste trillions, but do this:

Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds lapse

Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program,let school violence prevention programs lapse
Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse.

Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pictures of our Dear Leader

Socialist countries are known for posting idol-like pictures of their leaders - living and dead.

Who knew New York was a socialist country?

Huge mural of Jugears on the wall of the Paul Schreiber High School in Port Washington, NY.

Found at Breitbart

Union thugs at their best

So, Michigan has joined the growing ranks of states curtailing the power of unions to steal from workers.

The unions aren't taking this lying down. In true left-liberal fashion, they are providing convincing arguments - for more right-to-work laws!

NEW VIDEO ADDED: Union Thugs Attack Steven Crowder

Read it all at the link.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Illinois to join the rest of the United States?

Not voluntarily, unfortunately:

Court Strikes Down Illinois' Concealed Carry Ban

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only remaining state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal — and gave lawmakers 180 days to write a law that legalizes it.

In overturning a lower court decision, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban was unconstitutional and suggested a law legalizing concealed carry is long overdue in a state where gun advocates had vowed to challenge the ban on every front.

"There is no suggestion that some unique characteristic of criminal activity in Illinois justifies the state's taking a different approach from the other 49 states," Judge Richard Posner, who wrote the court's majority opinion. "If the Illinois approach were demonstrably superior, one would expect at least one or two other states to have emulated it."
The usual suspects (Chicago Demonrats) will fight this every inch, and try to meet the court's order in the most restrictive way possible - but perhaps this time next year I can celebrate not having had to leave my gun home when I go to work for six months!

Assuming there's reciprocity, of course. Open carry would be nice, but let's stay in reality - we are talking Ill-Annoys, here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pissed off

I shouldn't be surprised. Ever since the federal government's illegal Department of Energy and CONgress declared war on Thomas Edison's seminal invention, I knew this was coming.

It still caught me by surprise.

Went to the Ace this morning to pick up replacement floodlight bulbs for the garage motion lights. The last time I did this was about a month ago - bought a 2-pack of GE halogen flood bulbs with a "one year" life - not a guarantee, legally, of course. The pair cost about $12, if I recall right.

The first bulb lasted about two days and went "phhht". The second one lasted over a month.

SO, not going to buy THOSE again = but all the Ace had on the main shelf was those - at $26 / pair now. Looked at the box - made in Mexico - at least the crap GE sells comes from this continent.

Found 100-watt incandescent PAR floods on the clearance shelf at $8.50 each. Bought four.

So pissed off I forgot the pipe fittings I wanted to pick up for a deep-well hand pump I am experimenting with.

Some bureaucrats and most of CONgress wants a nice tar and feather treatment. No need to run 'em out of town on a rail - leave 'em where they fall as a warning to others of their ilk...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Big Brother is reading your emails!

More prying, this time by the usual suspects.

'Everyone in US under virtual surveillance' - NSA whistleblower

Published: 04 December, 2012, 18:01
Edited: 05 December, 2012, 19:13

William Binney

The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this information against anyone.
More and video at the link.

"1984 was not an instruction manual"

When Big Brother finally lives in your living room, it might be via private enterprise:

Verizon Patent Helps Deliver Relevant Ads By Eavesdropping Conversations

It's a patent that sounds like a plot description for a science-fiction movie or the result of Apple's Siri and Google's AdSense mating. With it, Verizon could program its set-top boxes to survey a room to determine relevant ads to display either on your television or mobile phone. Sound a bit scary? It kind of is.
Verizon's technology can work a variety of ways. For starters, it can listen in on conversations - whether it be with someone else in the room or on the phone - and pick out keywords that would aide it in its duties. In reality, it's simple stuff in this day and age, but that doesn't make it any less off-putting. Imagine arguing with your significant other and then seeing marriage counseling ads on the TV - or better, cuddling and then seeing ads for contraceptives!
H/t Borepatch

I used to work for Motorola, back when the very first cellular phones were being tested. It was common knowledge that the new design could be remotely turned on and conversations listened to without the user's knowledge even then.

Big Brother has been hiding in our pockets for years, and we never suspected, most of us.

Printed gun test

Just the lower receiver of an AR-pattern weapon, but it's a start:

Found here.

There is some misinformation at the article - perhaps I mean "disinformation":
The legality of all this is unknown, not to say in dispute. It is legal to create your own firearms, but not to distribute them — and in the case of printed guns there's a bit of both going on. The ATF is looking at the subject, but for now it's all something of a grey area.
There is no doubt that this is totally legal - the "distribution" is of information, which is protected under the First Amendment - pesky thing that it is - and the final result is only "illegal" to sell or "transfer" according to the BATFE under the yet-to-be declared un-Constitutional NFA and GCA laws.

Perhaps someone can come up with a method of embedding metal bracing in the printed parts...

Defense Distributed

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beloit Casino follies

The long-discussed Beloit Casino proposed by the Ho-Chunk Nation is in the news again.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs - will someone tell me why this agency still exists? - is "preparing information for an Environmental Impact Statement".
According to a release from the BIA, the areas of analysis in the EIS include, “land resources, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, cultural resources, resource use patterns, traffic and transportation, public health and environmental hazards, public services and utilities, socioeconomics, environmental justice and visual resources/aesthetics.”
What the blue blazes does "socioeconomics, environmental justice and visual resources/aesthetics” have to do with whether or not a casino gets built? WTF is "environmental justice" anyway? What are "cultural resources"? Are they mined, or grown? "Biological resources"? Beyond air and water?


The bottom line for Beloit:
The proposed 33-acre casino project would be located just off of Interstate 90/39 and would include a 300-room hotel. The project is expected to cost about $150 million to build, and could create up to 2,000 jobs, Ho-Chunk officials previously told the Beloit Daily News. Ho-Chunk officials had said in previous interviews the casino plan includes a 70,000-square-foot casino with 2,000 slots and 50 gaming tables.
Tell Washington to go scratch. If Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation agree, that should be all that matters past the opinions of people owning land adjacent to the proposed location. 200 jobs in this area is what is important - not some imaginary "environmental" issue.