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Thursday News Links

Happy Thursday, almost Friday. Where did the week go? The news cycle on guns is pretty slow this week, but here’s some news:

The depressing thing about this, is that these people vote.

How the NSA bulk data seizure program is like gun registration.

Private Citizens stop 16% of mass shootings.

How to make and reload wax bullets. I think I owe Miguel the hat tip for this one, but not sure.

A reversal of fortune for gun grabbers. Well, this is why they switched to politically incorrect long guns. At one time it was a small base of shooters, so it made an easier target.

Armed citizenry? Bah, who needs it in the 21st century. Antiquated idea that is!</sarcasm>

The .gov ruined this man’s life and arguably sent him to an early grave. I’m glad to see people still spreading the story. Your government lies. It is not trustworthy or reliable, and when one finds oneself on a jury, that bias should be firmly entrenched. The media are even bigger liars.

Maryland lawmakers are talking more gun laws after a mass shooter followed Joe Biden’s advice and got himself a shotgun.

This has to be awkward for the Obama Administration.

This has to be disappointing for Mom’s Demand Action.

A wood AR-15 lower. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The only problem with wood as a material is that it can splinter along its grain, and it has a tendency to expand and contract with heat and moisture. So while I think this would work, I think it will tend to unreliability. Why use wood when there are polymers just as easy to machine?

What stupid laws look like.

Never get out of the boat.

Meet the Black Talon of the 21st Century.

 

8 Responses to “Thursday News Links”

  1. Bill Twist says:

    Why use wood to make an AR-15 lower? To make a political point. Even if it’s relatively unreliable, can you imagine them thinking about all the kids in high school shop class cranking out lower receivers?

    • aerodawg says:

      That, and there’s something to be said about building an AR from stuff available at your neighborhood lumber yard.

  2. KevinC says:

    Armed citizenry? Bah, who needs it in the 21st century.

    ¿Los ciudadanos armados? Bah, ¿quién los necesita en el siglo 21? :D

  3. Call me paranoid but regarding:
    “This has to be awkward for the Obama Administration.”

    I wonder if the justice department will intentionally put up a shoddy defense of the PLCAA in an effort to undermine it. It would be unethical lawyering, but then again, consider who is the AG right now…

    • Alpheus says:

      The thought crossed my mind as well. It is in this regard that I consider the “Standing” rules that the Court has to be asinine at best. Who better to defend it, than someone who actually wants the law to be kept on the books?

      (Between having to break a law to test it–otherwise, you don’t have standing–and requiring administrations actively opposed to certain laws to defend them–I can’t see how we could call any of this “justice”.)

  4. Regarding the Maryland “mass shooting:”

    I’ve decided that the new definition of mass shooting is apparently “something that could affect middle class white people in their every day lives.”

    Nobody gives a shit when a black teenager guns down two other black teenagers in Chicago (which occurs just about every single weekend). But if it goes down in a place where wealthy white women might occasionally venture? HOLY COW, MASS SHOOTING!

    It seems kind of racist and hypocritical to me, but it is an observable pattern…

  5. Andy B. says:

    The item about wax bullets made me smile. Does anyone else remember when Speer made plastic .38 bullets and cases based on the same premise of short range practice?

    I smile because a buddy of mine tried loading the bullets in his .35 Remington, Rem. M’141. With the larger capacity rifle case and longer barrel, the plastic bullet stuck in the barrel. Being plastic and easily pushed out, he did so, and figured he should goose up the next round with a couple grains of Bullseye.

    He unwisely used his hunting jacket for a backstop. For a couple seasons he hunted in a jacket with an in one side, out the other set of bullet holes. I don’t remember if he ever found the plastic wadcutter.

  6. Andy says:

    Gov want the only ones who crucified Richard Jewell, the media had a willing hand. I remember it clearly.

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