Complaints Department, How may I Direct Your Call?

OK, I said I wasn’t going to tease the Squirrel Report anymore, but tonight we get out Festivus on and air our grievances.

So tonight call in and complain about what we do wrong! Also you can call in on what we do awesome, but should do more of.

So yeah, 9PM EST Hit that 214-530-0036 and let us know!!!

SA Squirrel Demon

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Interesting Argument You Make….

Found on Bloomberg’s “The Trace”:

The argument that all military service members should be armed with guns to protect themselves — proffered by GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Donald Trump in the wake of the shooting deaths of four Marines and a sailor last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee — is so basic that there’s not much argument to it at all.

…Most service members — 99 percent of airmen, 88 percent of sailors, and about two-thirds of soldiers and Marines — are not in direct combat roles, but instead are technical workers whose specialties support those “tip of the spear” troops. These include navigators, supply clerks, water purification specialists, and camera crews. Roughly the same breakdown applies to the backgrounds of recruiters and reservists. Practically speaking, this means that your average military member’s firearms experience may only go as far as some boot camp familiarization with a service rifle on a “static range,” plinking at paper targets to qualify for a marksmanship ribbon. Some services are more stringent than others — “every Marine is a rifleman,” the old saw goes, but even most Marines only qualify annually in the narrow realm of target marksmanship, not tactical handgunning or law enforcement uses of firearms. Civilians may believe that all members of the military are “stone-cold killer weapons experts” — but their files say otherwise, as former Army Special Forces officer and Pentagon official Steven P. Bucci told the Boston Globe.

Let’s get down to brass tacks here. You don’t see mass shootings at Police Stations, you don’t see them at the NRA Convention, you don’t see them in public venues where carry is legal an the local isn’t posted. When two terrorists tried to do some killing in Texas they got their asses dirt-napped, and we laughed and laughed! Ha Ha, idiots you tried to shoot up TEXAS!

Yet Military bases and recruiting offices are SOFT TARGETS in this country. Despite the fact, as this article mentions, that no matter what your post is in the Armed forces, you know how to fight, and are in good physical health.

Warriors in Peak Physical form….and any dipshit with the stones to run a suicide mission can stack up the bodies before anybody with a gun can intervene! This is SO beyond Wrong, it’s ridiculous!

Hell in Grand Theft Auto Vice City (I know most of the other GTA games have one as well) there is a military base with cool, unique hardware you can steal. But you need to be good because the moment you enter the airspace, the air becomes thick with gunfire from the troops.

Obviously the team at Rockstar Games didn’t do any research, because in reality one idiot with a pistol can bring the whole base to it’s knees. No the fictional world makes more sense, that crossing into a military base with ill intent should be like crossing into the front line with a target on your back.

That out of the way, let’s get back to the “Rebuttal” by the Bloomberg drone. Yes indeed, most military folk aren’t trigger pullers. Military needs trucks driven, gear repaired, infrastructure erected, the sick and injured attended to. Yep, the military doesn’t give a damn about the service sidearm, it’s a stopgap that shouldn’t ever really be used, so your training is in a rifle, and that training likely didn’t go beyond static range training with paper targets.

You know what that sounds like? THE POLICE FORCE!

These days many cops have never fired a gun until they get to the police range at the academy. They will be issued only a handful of guns, and if they take no initiative beyond their basic teaching, these will be the ONLY guns they know anything about. Some of the bigger cities have some more dynamic training, but the bulk of all police officers are trained on a square range on paper targets with VERY lax time constraints. They will only shoot their gun once, possibly twice a year depending on how often they are REQUIRED to qualify with their weapon.

And we arm EVERY DAMN COP out there. Note that most of them are assigned to sleepy towns, and will spend the bulk of their day writing traffic citations, and clearing up domestic disputes where the anger is between the two partners, not the cops. Most cops go an entire career without clearing leather outside of that square range.

And we arm EVERY DAMN COP out there. Hell, today I saw a guy wearing a “Police” vest and what looked like a uniform, directing traffic. Yet there was no visible sidearm. Just this aspect made me wonder what that guy’s deal was.

Now step back to the armed civilian. They are more likely to have interest in guns beyond basic requirements, but honestly that’s FAR from 100%. They are only required to fire a handful of rounds through a gun, which may not even resemble any guns they own, and they need not repeat this when they renew. They likely weren’t “Tip of the Spear” Operators operating operationally, and they’re likely not even a good shot. Also their personal firearm very well might be the cheapest piece of shit they found at the local pawn shop.

Yet they can successfully defend themselves with a firearm without harming innocent bystanders.

So yeah, interesting argument you’re making. Too bad we’re already comfortable with that scenario already.

Arm the troops at home already! The US Military should not be a soft target for domestic terrorism!

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That Stingray “Eye”

Always wondered about the white “Eye” seen on many stingray leather products.

Well I found this video:

Good, I like the more natural look of the leather better.

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Yeah There Was a Squirrel Report

Alan is stopping with the pre-show blog. The people who are free at 9pm EST on Thursday know who they are, and new listeners can figure us out.

So yeah, I’ll just be pimping the show when it goes live for download instead…and I was busy all weekend with family, so if you haven’t listened yet, download it now!

Sqrpt Squirrel 1

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Gun Blog Variety Cast Ep. 48

Another good show for this week!

Show notes here, podcast below!

GBVC Sink

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Images of the Antis: Dicks

So Joe posted this image for his Markley’s Monday series:

So yeah the first thing I saw was it was a SAW of some sort (I’m honestly not big on the belt-feds, so this could be a 5.56 M249 or the 7.62 M240, I don’t know, and don’t care enough to look it up), I looked at it for a moment to see if it was one of the new uber-expensive semi-auto variants I’d been hearing about, but gave up at that.

Next thing I saw was the wedding band on his left hand.

Think about that. “Sorry About Your Dick!” to a man who’s married. Chances are he’s married to a woman, but possibly a Man in these days (and double-income no-kids Gays certainly would have the scratch to buy an expensive rifle/Machine Gun), I suspect no matter how big or functional his dick is, whoever is wearing the other ring in that pair seemed to like it enough to enter into a binding contract, such is marriage.

Also it could be this dude’s wang is totally busted! Bad artieral flow, tumors, trauma, and nope that dick is just for pissing and pissing alone. It fucking happens, and sometimes even Viagra won’t help.

And for those poor souls, and my heart goes out to them, LIFE GOES ON! Yep, fucking is awesome, but it’s hardly the ONLY awesome thing. You know, shooting guns is also awesome. Playing catch in the yard with your kids. Building furniture with your bare hands. Fixing broken stuff you bought on craig’s list….selling said broken stuff for a profit!

No matter what the status of this dude’s dick is (and let’s face it, it’s probably just fine) his wife or husband doesn’t seem to care.

But the anti gunners seem to care…and they seem to care VERY deeply.

Oh and then I noticed he had an Eotech sight on the gun…cool gun dude! Sorry the antis can’t focus on the sweet gun for 10 seconds before looking at your package.

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Gunblog Variety Cast EP 47

Another great show! Give it a listen!

Show notes here, show below!

GBVC Sink

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Remember, Gun Ownership is on the Decline!!

Or so the antis say:

Background checks for gun sales spiked 11% in June compared to last year, making it the busiest June ever, according to the FBI’s background check data.

Last month the FBI conducted nearly 1.53 million background checks, which are required for all in-store purchases, but not for sales at gun shows or between individuals. That’s the highest volume of checks in June since 1999, when the FBI started keeping track.

Gun background checks have climbed annually since 2003 with the exception of just three years, one of which was 2014, indicating a clear jump in gun sales.

First up, anti-gunner points for saying you don’t get background checks at gunshow.

Still just look at those numbers! 1.53 Million background checks last month! And numbers have been high since 2003.

Even if each check is ONE firearm (it isn’t) and those guns are all Hi-Points, Ruger American rifles, and Mossberg Mavericks, that’s still BILLIONS of dollars.

When you really look at the numbers, and listen to the anti-gun narrative that the rise in gun sales are just hardcore gunnies buying more and more guns rather than new people buying guns, it just doesn’t even make sense economically.

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STEN!

Yep!

So, how gun-shaped of a piece of metal will they tolerate? 70% receivers? I mean, a relatively abstract lump of steel is a 40% receiver if you look at it from the right angle. Heck, Lowe’s sells 90% Sten receivers on aisle 5.

Tam

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Seriously

Background Checks will CURE EVERYTHING!

Shooting of Firearms Trainer by NYC Woman Exposes Gun Range Loophole

…In Vermont, which has notoriously loose firearm regulations, neither a NICS check nor a 50-state criminal background check is required. But even in states with the strictest gun regulation, ranges present a loophole. At Angeles Shooting Range in Lake View Terrace, California, an employee sounded perplexed at the very question of conducting background checks on customers: “Just to shoot a gun? Um, no.” At Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlborough, no checks are performed. At Shore Shot in Lakewood, New Jersey, no checks are administered, but because of a recent rash of suicides, single patrons must bring a guest if they wish to rent a firearm.

This gets really funny when you know that the antis are addicted to training, and LOTS of training. So yeah they want you do be doing background checks every day, five times a day.

You know, because all these mass shooters have clean backgrounds, but maybe just do it a few more times you’ll get a different results.

You know, that clever definition of insanity.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

-Albert Einstein

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