The Dedication of The Anti-Gun Forces

Just a little amusing observation. So some might have noticed that Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser’s blog has gone dark. Turns out he mirrored it at mikethegunguy.social because clearly he couldn’t think of a worse URL name, I guess.

I decided just for Lulz to email him, expecting my email (which I use in all blog comments until I decided to post as “Thomas Collins”) to be dumped in Spam, or MAYBE to give me an expletive-laced response, but I decided to send him an email about the change of Venue….clearly he didn’t look into it much or had totally forgotten me but he responded:

What happened was that I changed web hosting companies and forgot that the older company also held the .com domain. So when it expired and had to be renewed, they sent me a notice which I didn’t get so I didn’t renew the domain and the site went down.

Rather than waiting for what takes a couple of weeks to renew a domain which has expired, I grabbed another domain so that the site would go back up right away. As soon as I take the time to jump through some hoops I’ll own the .com domain again and then I’ll switch the website back to it.

Stay safe!!

Ok, so the .com name was coming back, and he’d just run the silly site…..except now this:

As of today I have published 1,477 blogs on this website which have received 3,992 comments from readers. As of tomorrow I will be decommissioning this website and transitioning my writing and publishing activities to my new blog, www.lovethedeepstate.com. I have enjoyed my interactions with folks on both sides of the gun issue, but my own interests have now shifted to other topics which I would rather follow in terms of what I publish and talk about with friends.

He enjoyed interactions with both sides….but attacked and banned pro-gun people….but now he’s shifting topics away from Gun Bans to straight-up statist boot-licking. Seriously “Love the Deep State”, could you come up with a more maniacal name than that?

So yeah Mike Weissier has again wandered away from another venue. He hasn’t posted on Huffington Post in years, he attempted to form an anti-gun PAC a few years ago, and as far as I know, he doesn’t even teach firearms safety or own a gun shop anymore.

And now he has turned his back on Gun Control, you’re in good company Mike, many others have done it before, and we’ll be here fighting until your numbers are zero!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 104: Riots Destroy Prosperity

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the recent nationwide riots and the George Floyd case. Well, Weer’d calmly discusses it, but Erin is a towering pillar of outrage;
  • David tells us how to be a Range Safety Officer for an informal range session;
  • Weer’d brings us a fisk on Giffords and their current campaign against “Ghost Guns”;
  • and then Weer’d and Erin discuss how Giffords is attempting to pander to Operation Blazing Sword members to convince them to agitate for more gun control.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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ACP Bonus: The Bloomberg Conspiracy

This is a little bonus for fans of the show.    This is a clip from the Weer’d Audio fisk from ACP Ep 104.    It’s pure speculation, but see what you think of The Bloomberg Conspiracy

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Quote of the Day: Mike Weisser

This is just amazing.

Over the fifty years that I have had guns in my house, I have shot off a gun accidentally at least seven times. One round went through the front door and out into the street. Another time I knocked a stack of books off a wall. A third time, my twenty-year old son picked up my 45-caliber pistol and blew a hole through our storage shed. Did I ever take the gun-safety course? I teach the friggin’ course.

Read that again if your Jaw isn’t agape!

Yes, Mike was (still is?) an NRA Certified instructor, and in his hey day was making good money running the NRA Basic Pistol course that is MANDATORY for somebody to get a Mass LTC which is the Massachusetts permit to OWN a gun…..and sometimes to carry, despite the fact that it stands for “License to Carry”.

And he’s admitting to SEVEN NEGLIGENT discharges in 50 years….

Ok first to be fair, I have had Three unintentional discharges in the approximately 20 years I’ve been shooting. Two were straight-up negligent discharges. The first was before I even owned guns, and was still living in Maine. I was still very green, and I was shooting a .22 caliber pistol with friends in a sand pit. I thought the slide had locked back and dropped forward when I pulled the empty magazine. Thinking the gun was unloaded I pointed the gun at the ground and pulled the trigger to drop the hammer. **BANG** It was scary, and it wasn’t good….but it was a hot range, and everybody even still had on their ear protection.
The Second was not long after I bought my first gun in Massachusetts. I was at my club and somebody noticed my 1911 and wanted to see it. I stopped shooting, and dropped the magazine and showed him the finer points of it, including how the grip safety works. I showed him how if I didn’t have a proper grip the trigger was blocked and the hammer would not fall….but a proper grip and **BANG** Shit. we were handling guns and ammo so the range was hot. The gun was always in a safe direction so the round went into the berm, we were talking and the only ones on the range, so no ear pro, that sucked…and well the whole thing sucked, I was mortified, but nobody was hurt and we knew where the round went, so that was the end of that.
The third incident was an honest-to-God ACCIDENTAL discharge (unlike what Mike calls “Accidents”) I was shooting a friend’s custom Bullseye 1911. It had all sorts of work done on it, and a trigger pull that allegedly was 3lbs, but it felt like 14 OUNCES. I took the gun up to the firing line with the action open, inserted a full magazine, and grabbed the slide and racked a round into the chamber…. **BANG** WOAHHHH!! My finger was off the trigger! Again, hot range, and the bullet went safely into the berm, but that was a REAL surprise. I immediately cleared the gun and took it back to the owner, who noted that my combat-style reload probably jerked the gun around hard enough that the trigger shoe got enough inertia to trip the sear, and that it would be best to load that gun by hitting the slide-stop….

That is it, Those first two Negligent discharges were within two years of each-other, and it’s been almost two Decades since them. The Accidental one was more recent, and really just something I didn’t expect at all.

All of them were learning experiences that stick with me today. When I’m working with an Unloaded gun I ALWAYS check the chamber. I’ve been known to check the chamber again IMMEDIATELY after I checked the chamber, because I didn’t give it my UNDIVIDED ATTENTION and couldn’t clearly remember the look and feel of that empty chamber….so I do it again, it only takes a second to NOT have a story to tell. Shortly after the 2nd Negligent Discharge a friend sold me a gun of his. He went into the other room and came back with the pistol and handed it to me. I first opened the action….and a round fell into my lap. He was MORTIFIED as he didn’t remember loading the gun. But This is why we always clear an “Unloaded” firearm handed to you….and generally do the polite thing of handing somebody a firearm with an open action. I recently was teaching my daughter some gun safety and we had a few unloaded guns out to look at, and as I put them all away I cleared them and showed her how to verify that they were clear….some mere seconds after I had already showed her….but if the gun is out of your control, check it again, it only takes a second!

The take away is that
#1 All Guns are Always Loaded
#2. Never point a firearm at anything you don’t wish to destroy.
#3. Never place your finger inside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot
#4. Always be sure of your target, and what lies beyond it.

The difference between a negligent discharge and an accidental one was with the accident, I broke NONE of the rules. With the other two events I broke ONE rule (Both Rule #1 if you want to keep score) but with the other 3 being followed, no harm, except for your pride.

Now back to Mike “The Gun Guy”, he is an NRA Certified instructor and a hardcore shill for gun control and gun bans. Meanwhile he admits to AT LEAST Seven “Accidents”, and the three he lists are A) All NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES, not “Accidents” B) Seem to all have taken place in residential areas, not active firing ranges, and one he openly admits “Went out into the streets”. The Third was his adult son, who I assume should have been taught all the rules as well, and again fired into a shed….no mention of what Mike DID IN RESPONSE to his son discharging his weapon (which wasn’t properly secured, clearly), which would be an important detail in the story if I was telling it….

Not only are these stories INSANLY DANGEROUS, and blatant disregards for ALL FOUR of the above listed rules, they may also be a crime.

So yeah, Mike still owns guns, and clearly has no interest in handling them safely, despite knowing better, and will even talk about it in such a flippant manner if he feels that it is in his political interest.

But now YOU, YOU need to have your guns taken away because YOU are too dangerous, says Public Menace, Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser.

Ironically the Anti-Gun groups LOVE Mike, because he is a gun owner, and NRA Instructor and Member who supports Bloomberg gun control. Remember this next time you hear about his appeal to Authority.

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 103: Lots of Shooting

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This Episode is an ACP Round Table.   The Stars of the Show are David and Oddball who attended the Tennessee Blogger Shoot, and Xander who got to wring out his new CZ at the farm.   Erin and Weer’d swap stories for effect.

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Cocktail Enthusiast Street Cred

So this is a little project I decided to do. I have these tiny cocktail glasses, and when I can’t decide what I want for a drink, or I’m thinking about how certain drinks relate to each other, I just make three tiny drinks!

So this latest inspiration was making 3 related drinks that could be considered “Secret Handshake” Drinks. These are drinks that are slightly more obscure than say the Dry Martini, the Daiquiri, or the Old Fashioned, but not so obscure that anybody who’s read more than one Cocktail book has probably heard about.

These are also good drinks to be able to mix up for friends as a way to flex a little, without being too pretentious.

So there’s going to be six drinks here, I decided to go with a Whiskey trio, and a Gin Trio

We’ll start with the Whiskey!

So I’ll just Name them off and give the Recipe

Manhattan
2 parts Rye Whiskey
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Angostura Bitters
Garnish with Cherry

Sazerac
2 Parts Rye Whiskey
Dash of Absinthe (or Pernod…heck if you have Ouzo or Sambuca, that’ll work too!)
Dash of Pechaud’s Bitters
Lemon Twist

Boulivardier
1 Part Bourbon Whiskey
1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 Part Campari
Orange Twist (I didn’t feel like peeling an orange)

I realize in writing this that a Manhattan is probably a little mainstream for this list, so take it as you may, I can’t think of a better replacement, maybe a Final Ward

Now onto the gin drinks!

Corpse Reviver No 2

1 Part Gin
1 Part Grand Marnier (You can also use Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 Part Cocci Americano (You can also use Lillet Blanc)
1 Part Lemon Juice
Dash of Absinthe (or similar)
(I also will sometimes Do this drink with Egg White)
Garnish with Lemon Twist

Last Word
1 Part Gin (I personally double this, and scale the drink accordingly)
1 Part Luxardo
1 Part Green Chartreuse
1 Part lime Juice

Negroni

1 Part Gin
1 Part Campari
1 Part Sweet Vermouth
Garnish With Orange Twist (again I was lazy here)

Also I will note that the Negroni and Boulivardier are VERY similar drinks, so I’ll offer an alternative with the Hanky Panky:

1 Part Gin
1 Part Sweet vermouth
Few Dashes of Fernet Branca
Garnish with Lemon Twist

So there you have it, 6 (ok 8!) drinks you can make or mention when people are talking cocktails that will show you know what you’re talking about.

Also there aren’t that many bottles here, you’ll need a gin (I actually made ALL of these drinks with New Amsterdam London Dry which is as versatile as it is affordable)
The Sweet Vermouth gets a few uses
I made all the Rye Drinks with Bulliet Rye, and the Boulivardier with Wild Turkey
Campari will give you both the Negroni and the Boulivardier
And I listed two drinks that used Absinthe (and personally I use the much more affordable Pernod)
Also with the Green Chartruse (which is a bit spendy) you get the Last Word, and Final Ward.

So really you can go from an empty bar to a big chunk of this in no time, and chances are if you’ve read this far, you probably had 60% of what I’m talking about anyway!

Enjoy!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 102: Erin Just Isn’t Feeling It

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In This Episode:

  • Oddball gives us a primer on throwing knives;
  • David talks about forgeries of collectible firearms;
  • Steve gives an update on how things look from behind a gun counter;
  • and Weer’d fisks Justin Trudeau’s announcement of Canada’s Assault Weapon Ban.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Oddball’s Corner Pocket:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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ACP Film Tracks # 36 Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

We’re publishing this one for free! This ACP Film track is Weer’d favorite ACP Film track, and it was written with help with the Brady Campaign who was giving script notes out to film and television producers to work gun control propaganda into American Culture. The End result was COMEDY GOLD!
So Join Weer’d, Oddball, David, and Xander in a romp through what was the golden age of American Gun Control!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 101: A Winner is Weer’d

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the recently finished Operation Blazing Sword “Quarantine Madness” raffle, some good news for Massachusetts gun shops, and an unexpected development in the Fast and Furious scandal;
  • David brings us the story of the little-known Winchester 1907 rifle;
  • and Weer’d fisks David Chipman of the Giffords anti-gun group.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and other Strangers

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Pink Drink: The Fenix

Because in this post I could have done better, but scoot over there for some history on how I came upon this amazing drink.

Ingedients:

1oz Green Chartreuse
1oz Triple Sec
1oz Campari
1oz Egg White
1oz Lime Juice
0.5oz Orgeat
Grated Milk Chocolate

Pour all ingredients into your shaker, then without adding ice seal it up and give it a good hard shake for about 30 seconds, longer if you can stand it. You should hear a difference in the sound the shaker makes by the end, and your shaker should now be filled with a lovey pink foam, if not seal up and give a bit more of a shake.
With the egg properly foamed (and for health concerns, now combined with alcohol and sugar which should kill any pathogens you might be concerned about) Add your ice and give it a second hard shake until the tin is VERY cold.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and finely grate milk chocolate (I’ve tried dark, and it doesn’t work the same!) over the top. It’s sweet, fluffy, pink, and delightful, but not candy-like due to the spicey nature of the Campari and Chartreuse.

Enjoy!

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