Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 095: The Madness Abounds

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d talk about a defensive gun use that stopped a potential mass shooting, then discuss the assorted nuttery happening in relationship to the COVID-19 quarantine;
  • Loveball returns to the show to talk about what it’s like to be a Kindergartner under social distancing;
  • Weer’d fisks Igor Volsky’s pearl-clutching “NowThis News” segment on the recent quarantine-fueled run on guns;
  • and Steve the House Dick breaks his radio silence to bring us a tale about about how the Trunk Monkey got nailed in the trunk in Detroit.

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 094: Sure Would Be Nice To Have A Gun Now, Wouldn’t It?

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d talk about the ammo and gun shortage in reaction to COVID-19, as well as an innovative strategy for keeping people working and happy;
  • David tells us how to swage your own bullets;
  • Weer’d fisks a propaganda film for a March for Our Lives protest you probably never even heard about;
  • and Oddball gives another use for a Raspberry Pi Micro Computer: a Virtual Private Network and a network-wide ad blocker.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Bloomberg Takes One on the Chin

No I’m not talking about this story But go click over if you want to read about what an asshole Bloomberg is allegedly being to his former campaign staffers. It didn’t warrant its own post, because I suspect all of Bloomberg’s promises for full-time work were just verbal. I don’t care how good the money is, when you go to work for a Fascist who is a pathological liar make sure EVERYTHING you expect is in writing…..and your lawyer reads it first before you sign.

No I’m talking about THIS story titled “You Just Panic-Bought a Gun. Here’s How to Handle It Safely.” Uh oh, who greenlit this piece????

You did it. You just joined the ranks of the millions of Americans who own a gun. I’ve had years of experience handling firearms — as part of my work in the military and law enforcement, recreationally, and for home defense. For many people, however, the novel coronavirus has been the catalyst for purchasing a first weapon. I want to be clear: Buying a firearm isn’t the same as stockpiling toilet paper. And it’s a grave — potentially lethal — mistake to simply toss a powerful weapon under a mattress or prop it up in a garage.

Yep, the people from the Bloomberg Mouthpiece who’s sole goal is banning ALL THE GUNS in private hands is now going to talk about gun safety.

Owning a gun introduces real risk. States with high rates of ownership experience significantly more accidental shootings, which often injure or kill children. Numerous studies show that access to firearms increases the odds of suicide.

This is a loaded and stupid statement. If you don’t handle guns you chances of an accidental injury are much lower….but if you live in gang infested cities where it is very difficult to own a gun, especially if you are poor or lower middle-class, then It could be said that not owning a gun INCREASES your odds of being shot.

The “Numerous Studies Show” is linked to this Harvard Page. Which looks like they’re supporting their results….except.

Twelve or more U.S. case control studies have compared individuals who died by suicide with those who did not and found those dying by suicide were more likely to live in homes with guns.

I copied the text with the link to the “Studies”. The link goes to Cancer.gov. Seriously, it goes to the NATIONAL page on cancer….the other links on the page are broken, but the fact that this one links to something not even remotely related seems to show that this Harvard page is not serious science. They do talk heavily about this thirty year old study that claims that guns CAUSE suicide….oh and the study only looked at patients who were undergoing psychiatric inpatient treatment. If you need to be hospitalized for mental health treatment, I think it might be wise to remove guns from the home until the problem has resolved.

They even have a study (one of the newer ones being from 2007) from David Hemenway. So yeah these are the EXACT same kinds of studies that got us the Dickey Amendment.

So with the soil salted with propaganda, The Trace Moves on:

There are four cardinal rules of gun safety:

Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
Never let the muzzle of the firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy.
Don’t place your finger near the trigger until you are ready to fire.
Always identify your target — and what lies in front of and behind it.

Yep, those are Jeff Cooper’s four rules of gun safety….and they link to a page hosted by Springfield Armory. Yep when it comes to ACTUAL gun safety, they need to link to a GUN MANUFACTURER, because ALL anti-gun groups are abstinence only.

If you lined up for a gun in response to the coronavirus crisis, you bought a weapon for self defense, and you want to be able to quickly access it in an emergency. But the reality is: You won’t have eyes on your weapon at all times. Research shows that in 70 to 90 percent of youth suicides, unintentional shootings, and mass shootings, the person pulling the trigger used weapons belonging to family or friends. Plus, unsafely stored guns can present an opportunity for thieves.

I mean it’s good to keep your guns locked up.

The good news is: You can have ready access to your weapon, while simultaneously placing a barrier between your gun and people who shouldn’t be touching it. Find a safe or a lock, and practice accessing your weapon.

Oh no, they had to admit that locking up your gun, and also locking your ammunition separately is a bad idea! Jesus, who Greenlit this????

Read the manual

Operating a gun isn’t as simple as plugging in a new television. Guns are not always the most intuitive. Firearms come in a variety of models, with different purposes. They also break down and malfunction in a plethora of ways. So, sit down and read the manual. Carefully. There are a ton of YouTube videos out there with instructions on how to use your gun, and also how to break it down. You probably have time on your hands these days, anyway.

And they link to Lucky Gunner with an instructional Video on the AR-15, Guns Knives Survival with a primer on Shotguns, and Sootch with a tutorial on Glock Pistols. The shotgun one is pretty elementary, but Glocks, and AR-15s are the boogy man of anti-gunners…both because of their evil features, but also because they are some of the most popular guns owned. And double points for linking to a page for an online ammo seller!

When actually trying to keep people safe, they need to completely outsource their material.

They talk about cleaning off the shipping grease, which is good, and they close with this:

There’s a big difference between casually firing off some rounds with a new weapon, and actual training. I always extol the virtue of finding a solid, experienced firearm instructor and seeking their guidance. But training doesn’t stop there. Proper firearm manipulation — reloading, drawing, and clearing — are acts that are also crucial to firearm safety. Dry-fire practice can be an effective training supplement, allowing users to grasp these concepts in the comfort of one’s home, away from distractions and live fire. Such training can be done safely. Just make sure the gun is unloaded before handling it. And then check it again — just to be sure.

I’m amazed that this article ever saw the light of Day from The Trace, and it really shows how concerned the anti-gun forces are with actually preserving life.

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 093: We’re Sick of the Beer Flu

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d talk (briefly!) about the COVID-19 cancellations, but more extensively about Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and his, shall we say, interesting night in a South Beach Hotel;
  • the Other Staffers are dealing with an increased workload due to shutdowns and panic buying, so Weer’d brings us a lengthy audio fisk of Joe Biden’s confrontation with a Detroit UAW worker.

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Some Data on the Surge in Gun Sales

Ammo.com sent me some data on the recent spike in Ammo Sales.

we first noticed a 54% sales increase on February 23, as the search term “coronavirus” started to gain traction, according to Google Trends….

When comparing 22 days worth of sales from February 23, 2020, through March 15, with sales from February 1, 2020, through February 22, our data shows these staggering statistics:

309% increase in revenue
78% increase in conversion rate
222% increase in transactions
77% increase in site traffic
27% increase in average order

My Dad was asking about why people would be buying guns and ammo “Does he think people are going to steal their toilet paper?” My short answer is “Yes”, when goods become scarce, their inherent value goes up, and the risks people might be willing to take to acquire them goes up. While rare there have also been incidents, there has been some violence at stores with people fighting over the limited stock.

But that’s the easy answer, many of us are sheltered at home to prevent the spread of the virus. But why? Hell many think it’s an overreaction because many other things kill more people every year. Except for look at the Hospitals in Italy, they are swamped. When people get sick they DON’T die most of the time, but they frequently need medical intervention, which soaks up hospital beds….then the nurses and doctors start getting sick….

My concern is what if my local police gets sick, they all work in the same station, and it’s not like there is a huge number of them, and they might arrest a drunk or a junkie, or a wife beater who has it….then they are riding one of those beds in the hospital, and maybe their partner gets it.

That’s a good reason to have lots of guns, and lots of ammo.

What’s really crazy is the run on .40 S&W…..

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 092: Nothing But Smooth Transitions

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d talk about the amazing Operation Blazing Sword and Pink Pistols Raffle, as well as the aftermath of a defensive shooting in Greensboro North Carolina;
  • David talks about cartridge conversion and wildcatting;
  • Panya tells us about the best use for Raspberry Pis: Retro Gaming;
  • and Weer’d brings us an audio fisk of Michael Bloomberg and a warning that just because he’s no longer running for President, it doesn’t mean he is no longer a threat!

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Story Time with Panya:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 091: Primer on Bartending

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d talk about the NRA Annual Meeting and Corona Virus, then discuss a defensive gun use and a Bloomberg campaign event;
  • David talks about ammunition primers;
  • and Weer’d Interviews Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons and InRange TV about his time as a bartender.

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Ian McCollum:

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On Bernie Sanders

So I thought I’d put my thoughts down here.

Biden had a huge victory on Super Tuesday, I honestly didn’t expect it.

Now Bloomberg is out, and Warren is soon to be out as I type this. Now it’s down to Biden and Sanders. Now What?

May I direct you to 2016….

Sanders was a major contender against Hillary Clinton. She weaponized the Super Delegates against him, and rather than raising the spotlight on how rotten the Democrat party is, he took a dive…and bought himself a beautiful lake house on Champlain.

Now Bernie is back, and again he’s making a good run of it, what now?

Remember folks Bernie has NEVER held a 9-5 Job, the closest to Accountability he had was the Mayor of Burlington, which is a big city for Vermont, but it’s a small town. He has a reputation of being a do-nothing Senator, and when he had a chance to ascend to the highest office in the land….he took a dive.

Bernie doesn’t WANT to be President! He wants the Glory, he wants the Limelight, he wants the Graft, but he does NOT want to be the guy who has to answer to the White House Press Corps. He doesn’t want to have to sit down and negotiate with foreign leaders. He doesn’t want to have to write a speech about a national incident, knowing full well if he screws it up it will be his legacy.

Some good information here:

What he wants is to GET PAID. He got a nice house last time, and who knows how much more graft, he’s looking at another score! If I had to guess he’s already in talks with the DNC with what he will get for a peaceful surrender.

If I wanted to DEEPLY speculate, I would say Bernie is going to get himself a VERY nice house in South Florida in a gated community. He’s going to resign from the Senate, or maybe server out the remainder of his term, citing his retirement due to his advanced age, and his failing heart. Since he is no longer a Senator, he’ll sell the House in DC, and probably the one in Burlington. He’ll keep the lake house and his new acquisition in Florida and split his time there. I wouldn’t be surprised if his houses were bought by a DNC cutout for much higher than retail value.

Bernie gets his payday and to live out the last of his days in opulence. The DNC avoids a contested Primary AND they get to Emasculate Bernie (whom they hate) for being a Socialist living in Opulence while the poor sleep in the streets.

Biden becomes the Nominee and gets beaten like a Rented mule in November.

How close do you think I am?

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Super Tuesday!

So for those who know me, you’ll know that I don’t follow sports,  but I DO follow politics, both in my own self interest, because those bastards write laws that effect how we all live,  but also just in the sheer amusement when it comes to watching two teams trying to get the best of each other.

So Super Tuesday this year is really kinda like the Superbowl.   It’s a heated race this year, there really are no good candidates in play,  and there is likely shenanigans afoot, and this is where we will first see Michael Bloomberg in an election outside of New York City.

So since it’s Massachusetts’ primary day, and I’m a registered independent, I get to walk into my polling location and pick a Democrat Ballot.

I’m going to be voting for Bernie Sanders, and I thought I’d list my reasons why.   They are numerous, and here they are in not exactly a particular order

  • Everybody in the November election has an anti-gun track record.   When it comes to campaign platform Donald Trump is the strongest 2nd Amendment Candidate.   When it comes to political action,  Bernie Sanders is actually the Strongest 2A Candidate….not reassuring, but it’s true.
  • I believe Bernie was the nominee for President in 2016 but Hillary and the DNC screwed him over.
  • Because of that I believe this country really does need a referendum on Socialism vs Capitalism,  and while I don’t like the players,  I do like the field that Trump v Sanders portrays.
  • I think the DNC is still playing games.  Klobuchar and Buttigieg both dropped out after the Saturday South Carolina Primary, which seems foolish given the proximity to Super Tuesday….but then they both endorsed Joe Biden.  Yeah there are games being played!    A vote for Bernie is a vote against the shenanigans of the DNC, and will also force the DNC to pull more Shenanigans.
  • I don’t predict Bloomberg dropping out, I think HIS game is to actually BUY the super delegates off and win the election through a brokered convention.   He missed out on all the previous caucuses and Primaries,  and note look at all the candidates who had to suspend their campaigns after just THOSE.   Bloomberg isn’t in this game to win democratically (and isn’t that Ironic given the party where this is a viable strategy).    This of course is disgusting, and shows the cancer within the Democrat Party.   A vote for Sanders is a vote for a brokered convention that will kill or vastly change the DNC, and I see that as nothing but a good thing for America.
  • I would LOVE to watch Sanders Debate Trump.
  • If we’re going to have a Socialist candidate, who better than a man nearing 80 years old who has never held a 9-5 job,  who’s first house had neither electricity or running water, and who is now a multi-millionaire with three houses, and a wife who likely lined her pockets with stolen money.     This is exactly how Socialists and Communists work.
  • I would love for the Democrat Nominee for President to be a man who has NEVER been a Registered Democrat!   This would be like having the Secretary of Defense be a draft dodger!

There might be more, but I’ll close with this one:

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TELL ANYBODY WHO WOULD LISTEN THAT I VOTED FOR A COMMUNIST RATHER THAN VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN OR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG!

Ok! Now Everybody Get out and vote!!!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 90: The Long Week Roundtable

Erin and Weer’d spent most of the past 10 days traveling, so they decided to host another Round Table with Oddball and David to discuss their travels, some gunnie minutia, and of course a few current events!

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