If Wishes Were Fishes

Ryan asked me what I wanted to do for this week’s Handgun Radio.

Like any hardcore gunnie, I knew he and I would not have a hard time filling HOURS of shows with guns we wanted. For just one show I thought I’d pick guns you can go out and buy new RIGHT NOW.

It was a PILE of fun. Have a listen!

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Sad Puppies Get Holsters

So Dennis has two new holsters with a Sad Puppy stamp.

One is a lefty, the other a righty (maybe you want them both for akimbo carry!!). Dennis is not making any money off of these holsters, instead the proceeds of the sale will go to help offset the legal costs for Nicki (whom I work with on the Gunblog Variety Cast) due to her issue with bad tenants.

Go have a look, they’re pretty cool!

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“Gun Death” Known to the Victim

You hear it all the time “A gun is Eleventy Times more likley to kill somebody known to you than a stranger”. Funny how that works:

Police have made an arrest in connection to the recent death of an Irving woman.

**ARRESTED**, 55, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of 60-year-old **DEPARTED**, police announced Thursday. The two were friends, according to police.

**DEPARTED** was found stabbed to death Dec. 3 in her home in the 2400 block of West 11th Street.

Woman was found stabbed to death in her home…what are the chances it was just a total stranger who did it? Something tells me that “Friend” is not how she would describe the person who stabbed her, but we’ll never know.

H/T Bob

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Bug-A-Salt 2.0

So if you haven’t, read my review if the Bug-A-Salt, go check it out.

My overall findings were that the Bug-a-Salt is VERY lethal on insects like flies and ants when shot at or inside an approximate 3′ range, but the lethality of the shot may not be instantaneous, even if properly placed.

So really the gun is AMAZING fun, but it’s limitations are #1. Very short range, #2. Bugs often taking flight after a solid hit, leading to unconfirmed kills.

So then they launched the Bug-a-Salt 2.0.

This unit boasts a stronger piston for better kills and longer range, a tighter choke for more consistent kills, and less salt chambered for less cleanup when sniping flies indoors.

The last one wasn’t much of a concern. I’ve certainly come home to find a fly in the house, and if the wife wasn’t home, I’d reach for the best tool around to fix the problem. A few well-placed shots indoors isn’t going to make much of a mess.

One thing not stated, and I’m not sure if it’s unique to my two units, or across the whole line is the trigger is MUCH better.

I got my 2.0 in Yellow a few months ago…when the world was still frozen. I fired a few shots into a snow bank and found that the 2.0 looks nearly identical to the 1.0, that the trigger was much better, and it SEEMED a bit more powerful.

Well today I took it out for a “hunt” while the Baby was sleeping.

WOW! All the claims seemed correct. Definitely appeared to have a LOT more range. Choke was indeed tighter, which meant misses would happen if you got lazy with your sight picture. Still the shots that connects ANCHORED the bugs I fired at.

One shot, and DROP! It’s still early in the season, I’ll see if I can get some more detailed terminal ballistics once the flies become thick.

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“Gun Death” Light Plane

Nobody NEEDS a light plane when you can just buy an airline ticket!

A pilot died Thursday night after the small plane he was flying crashed in Seagoville.

So the obvious solution is to ban guns because only “Gun Death” count!

H/T Bob

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Myth And Reality

So the anti-gun background check bill in Oregon is heading to the governor, and I found this rather balanced report:

Karl Durkheimer is warily eyeing the new background check bill nearing final passage in the Oregon Legislature.

Durkheimer, co-owner with his wife of two gun stores in the Portland area, said he doubts requiring private sellers to pass background checks will stop criminals. And he’s not sure he’ll even agree to run the checks, saying it doesn’t look like a good fit for his business, Northwest Armory.

“I believe there will be very little benefit to this law,” said Durkheimer, adding that he suspects a lot of gun enthusiasts who buy and trade firearms will simply ignore the new requirement.

We don’t need to speculate, he’s right!

Officer Brian Moore followed his father into the New York Police Department, rose to the ranks of an elite plainclothes unit tasked with confronting the city’s most dangerous street crime and died on Monday, two days after a gunman opened fire on him in Queens.

…It was about 6:15 p.m. on Saturday when Officer Moore steered his unmarked police sedan toward a man whom he and his partner observed walking on a quiet street in Queens Village and adjusting his waistband in what the police said was a suspicious manner.

They pulled up behind him and as they began talking to him, the police said, the man turned and fired at the car. Officer Moore was struck in the cheek and had trauma to his brain, officials said. Officer Moore’s partner, Officer Erik Jansen, was not hit.

Ninety minutes after the shooting, officers arrested Mr. Blackwell at a house within view of the scene of the gunfire, near the corner of 212th Street and 104th Road. He had discarded the weapon, the police said, and tried to mix into a crowd of curious neighbors as heavily armed officers went house to house.

…The police said three .38-caliber rounds were fired at the officers, two striking their car and one hitting Officer Moore.

The gun was among 23 reported stolen in 2011 from a Georgia gun shop, the chief of detectives, Robert K. Boyce, said. Nine of those weapons, including the revolver, have been recovered in New York City by the police, he said.

Not only does New York have laws against transferring guns without background checks, but it’s also illegal to transport the guns across state lines in this manner, and it’s also illegal to steal guns.

This all isn’t mentioning how illegal it is to shoot a police officer in the face. Background check laws don’t prevent crime, getting criminals off the street prevents crime!

Supporters say it makes sense to close a loophole that allows easy access to guns by felons or other people who are legally prohibited from owning firearms.

“It’s like saying you shouldn’t have everybody go through security at the airport,” said Ted Alcorn, research director for Everytown for Gun Safety.

The group, with financial backing from billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, has helped pass similar laws in recent years in Washington and Colorado and is now focused on Oregon.

Polls show strong public support for background checks, making them the focus for many advocates trying to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and other cities around the country.

First up, if there was such strong support for this bill, why did it pass on such narrow margins, and why was is strictly across party lines? Also if the people of Oregon want this law so bad, why does it need to be brought into the state by a Tyrant from New York?

Also given how useless the TSA is for security, the Airport analogy is quite accurate.

Hopefully this won’t become law, but as we’ve seen in Washington, even if it does, the people as well as the police are completely ignoring it.

Then there’s this crock!

More guns equal more lethal crime. The evidence is convincing. Studies consistently show how increases in firearms ownership are positively associated with increases in homicide and suicide. Whether on the street or in the home, where handguns and rifles are easily available they are more likely to be used in a criminal act. This applies across most wealthy societies and middle-income ones too.

Except crime is down, and gun ownership, as well as carry permit issuance is up. Why do anti-gunners want to ignore the drop in crime so much?

Either way, they have their myths set up, and they superimpose them on reality because the truth is not as important as their agenda!

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Another DGU We Won’t Be Hearing Much Of

Really a remarkably good Defensive Gun Use Story:

Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.

Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey’s parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman’s screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.

The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.

The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.

Carjacking in progress, good Samaritan comes to the rescue, and when all else fails fires one single, but effective shot.

Of course the bleeding hearts will be unhappy that the Carjacker was killed…I’m sure his Mother will protest what a good boy he was, and his friends will remark that he was turning his life around.

No cross fire, no police shootings, no trigger-happy racist-fueled violence.

Just all the reasons why you want those of us who carry a gun around when you need us.

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“Gun Death” Government Incompetence

This is a two fold:

At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

To determine that number, the AP canvassed the 50 states, the District of Columbia and all branches of the military — circumventing a system that does a terrible job of accounting for child deaths. Many states struggled to provide numbers. Secrecy often prevailed.

Most of the 786 children whose cases were compiled by the AP were under the age of 4. They lost their lives even as authorities were investigating their families or providing some form of protective services because of previous instances of neglect, violence or other troubles in the home.

Now first, if these kids were SHOT, we’d sure be hearing about it every day, and calling for banning guns, or reforming laws….but that’s because “Progressive” put all their faith in the .gov that did the incompetent work.

Hey, but we should ban guns, and just trust the .gov to protect you…because they sure did protect these kids…

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Gunblog Varieity Cast Episode 37

How are you all liking the show? Please leave a comment, just because I’m curious.

The show notes are here, show is below!

Enjoy!

GBVC Sink

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“Gun Death” Car Death

Don’t compare guns to cars because “Progressives” Drive them!

One person was killed and multiple pedestrians were injured Wednesday in what police suspect was a hit-and-run accident involving a motorist accused of drunken driving.

Also don’t ban wine, because “Progressives” enjoy a few glasses of that stuff after driving home from the movies!

No, ban GUNS, because if a “Progressive” NEEDS a gun, they can call the police (or the guard in their gated community) and they will bring one to them!

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