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Monday Morning News Dump

Took a bit to get moving this morning with sore muscles, mostly my back, from bending over, and my arms and fingers, from spending so much time with a death grip on a utility knife. My drywall cut mostly worked. Unfortunately, because the stairs were not perfectly square, I transmitted error with every measurement up the whole length of the stairs, and the gap between the stairs and drywall kept getting larger going up. Wish I had checked that with a level beforehand. Nothing that can’t be fixed with some hot mud though. So what’s going on in the gun world?

Tam comments on a post over at PDB’s on accessorizing your rifle. I have one AR upper that’s all rail, and to be honest, it’s not comfortable. I prefer the standard A2 hand guards, and I’ve never liked vertical fore grips. One accessory I’ve always wanted is a mount for a flashlight that fits on the bayonet lug, so it could be easily removed when I take it shooting.

Tam on child labor “We never should have let the little savages out of the coal mines in the first place.” We’ll make sure they wear their helmets and kneepads, and sprinkle the bottom of the mines with rubber mulch so if they fall they won’t get boo boos.

Our public schools introduce thought crime. I never used to think too highly of homeschooling. Not that I have any problem with it being legal, or people doing it, but I never thought it’d be for my kids. I can’t imagine sending my kids to the public schools of today. “Home schooling: not just for religious nuts anymore,” I think I saw that on Instapundit a few weeks ago.

The income tax celebrates 100 years, and along with it, some of the most elaborate and entertaining conspiracy theories ever devised by man. Oh fringed flag, long may ye wave.

A veteran stands charged with possession of a 30 round magazine. Instapundit notes that he must not qualify for the David Gregory exemption.

The Democrats in Minnesota are planning themselves some gun control. Standard fare we’ve seen everywhere else. Draconian gun bans, seven round limits.

Everything is an assault rifle. Maybe they read the Journalist Guide to Firearms.

Guarded optimism,” is the watchword for the suit by NYSRPA/SAF against New York City over excessive gun license fees after oral arguments seemingly went well. I think our victories in Court are partly responsible for the current backlash. We have the wild animal backed into a corner.

Of course rapists want women disarmed. #WarOnWomen

Loaded language poisons the gun debate.

Two posts by Professor Nick Johnson, one on the miseducation of Danny Glover, and one on the President’s gun control proposals.

Miguel notes that lawmakers don’t seem eager to sign on with Feinstein’s gun ban. Don’t get complacent. If they win on any issue, it’s going to make a follow up victory much more likely. Don’t forget after Brady passed, they finally got their “assault weapons” ban. Next time that bridge too far won’t have a self-destruct mechanism built into it. They won’t fall for that again.

I’ve been trying to ignore the prattling fools at CSGV, but every once in a while, the stupid burns. Joe has a quote of the day. CSGV are the kings of erecting straw men to tear them down. Nearly all the features on the AR-15 that are “evil,” (save maybe the bayonet lug, which are no longer evil, apparently) are ergonomic features. We don’t deny they serve an ergonomic purpose. But when we say the ban is cosmetic, that is also accurate, because they are looking for common cosmetic features that apply to all rifles the other side think looks scary. The AR is just damned comfortable to shoot, which is why it’s popular. Because it’s popular is, of course, the reason they want it banned. It’s like if the obesity advocates decided to help people exercise more by mandating that comfortable chairs and sofas be outlawed.

Well, that’s all for this round. One of these days I’m going to do one of these dumps and then not have anything to write about for the rest of the day.

8 Responses to “Monday Morning News Dump”

  1. Freiheit says:

    I have one and love it. Not quite a bayo, mount but close: http://www.elzetta.com/zfh1500FAQ.htm

  2. Patrick H says:

    I have one AR upper that’s all rail, and to be honest, it’s not comfortable. I prefer the standard A2 hand guards, and I’ve never liked vertical fore grips. One accessory I’ve always wanted is a mount for a flashlight that fits on the bayonet lug, so it could be easily removed when I take it shooting.

    That’s like me- I don’t like rails and I don’t like vertical fore grips. My new home defense AR has an EOTech on it, a suppressor, and a BLAM (bayonet light attachment mount) with a light. The BLAM is awesome.

  3. Matt says:

    On the NY 30 round possession, he’s getting nailed with five(5) felony counts! Felonies for the possession of a metal box, some plastic and a spring.

    Not even the new NY SAFE act makes possession of an unregistered “assault weapon” this severe. They treat the possession of the magazine the equivalent of an illegal machine gun! No different than the totalitarian regime of Washington DC or the socialist paradise of Canada (which treats the possession of 6+ round magazines the same as illegal possession of a restricted firearm, a felony there as well).

  4. TS says:

    A simple response to CSGV’s “shoot from the hip” narrative is to ask the question, did the Newtown shooter shoot from the hip? Did Aurora? Is there any account during any incident where an “assault weapon” was used of it being shot from the hip? Let’s just start there. Afterward we can break down the logic that thinks not aiming is more deadly than aiming.

  5. Sigivald says:

    Standard fare we’ve seen everywhere else. Draconian gun bans, seven round limits.

    It just occurred to me why they want a 7 round limit, particularly.

    How much is Big 1911 paying them?

    Think about it – who benefits? That’s right – the one popular automatic that has a 7 round magazine.

    Connect the dots, people!

  6. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    I’ve got this 3″ bayonet mount on my EBR and like it a lot: http://www.crosstac.com/product/ar-15-front-sight-picatinny-rail It has the advantage of providing a way to attach a sling mount. Important as it uses the normal sling mount.

    I’ve been in correspondence with the CrossTac president. He said they’ve got a Gen II bayonet mount coming out RealSoonNow, and a tri-rail 2 – 3 months in the future.

  7. Ian Argent says:

    There’s a Sun Tzu line about “on deadly ground” that applies to both sides in this fight. And it’s due to the recent court victories. For all the complaining about the limited language of the Heller decision, it wiped out the middle ground. Either the Second Amendment must be read as a right to effective self defense for law abiding citizens, and all the gun banners arguments are moot, or there is no such right.

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