Monday, March 04, 2013

Democrat Leadership Trying to Close Fort Worth Gun Shows

New York and Colorado have been at the top of the news for horrendous anti-gun legislation.  New York has their laughable 7 round magazine capacity limitation and Colorado may very well ban most pump action shotguns along with other firearms they consider extra evil.  With all this gun banning going on in these liberal meccas, the Libs here in Texas feel a bit left out.  In an attempt (I guess) to get in the news and show the big wigs in the Democrat Party that he is a good Lib and ardently follows the party line, Tarrant County's Democratic Party leader has jumped into the anti-gun fray with a few ideas of his own.

Brandon Todd of reported that a Politician proposes Fort Worth gun show restrictions.

From the article:
Stephen Maxwell proposed three rules for any gun show within city limits: each show must require background checks, establish a seven-day waiting period and ensure anyone selling a gun is a licensed dealer. He believes these restrictions will help keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
He says he believes that these local rules will keep guns out of "the hands of people who shouldn't have them".  I have to call Bull Shit on that.  He believes nothing of the sort.  The purpose of legislation or ordinances such as this is solely to shut down gun shows.  He also knows that this will never pass muster in Fort Worth or in the State of Texas.  This is just his way of getting his name associated with the gun grabber mafia.  Heck, Bloomburg may just throw him a few dollars to help him spread the work.

I have to admit, when I first read this I thought that Stepahn Maxwell was just another California transplant trying to turn Texas into the state he fled.  I was wrong, Stephen Maxwell is a native Texan, born in Amarillo of all places.  He is also a successful ambulance chaser who seems to have made his name in the Texas Bar.  From all appearances he is a smart man.  One has to wonder what has pushed him so far away from Liberty.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Notes From the Sidebar

The OldNFO has informative and interesting comments on A New Doctor...

Live From the Alamo City has a post In honor of Texas Independence Day.

Bob S. has a few Tales from the Great Ammo Shortage of ’13, well actually only one tale, but a telling one.

Dutchman6 commented on "New Gun Control Lie: States Can Ban Anything (Contra McDonald)" I have also seen this lie popping up in the comments to FB and other posts.  This is a lie that we have allowed to grow as some states pass unethical and unconstitutional anti-liberty gun laws.

 Robert continues his annual reporting on the Siege of the Alamo.  The latest entry is Day 10: Long Rifles. If you have any interest in what happened at the Alamo, you need to be reading Blackfork.

Tam offers up a Quote of the Day on Magpul in QotD: Money Where Your Mouth Is Edition

Peter talks about When bureaucrats behave like dumbasses. Want to raise your blood pressure?  Read about how a true hero gets suspended from school for saving a life.

Michael Bane comments on everything from Beignets to the status of Colorado's proposed anti-gun laws and what you can do about them in Cafe Du Monde...sigh.  Again, if you live in Colorado, hunt in Colorado, visit or even drive through Colorado, you need to read what Michael has to say.

Traction Control has the information on the March e-Postal Match

The Whited Sepulchre shares Where will you find enough angels? - Milton Friedman.

SayUncle has In potential assault weapons ban news and some AR-15 facts.

Kevin has the Quote of the Day - Registration Edition.  If you in anyway favor universal mandatory background checks, you need to read this.  

Thirdpower has been mentioned by name in a US Senate committee hearing and notes that I'm Now A Famous Insurrectionist.

John Lott has Issues with a Washington Post Poll that claims: "77 percent of Maryland residents who bought a gun in the past 10 years say they went through a background check" 

Liberty... on naming a rifle...... Carteach asks if you have any rifles worthy of being named? 

North wonders Ladies - Whose advice should you take?

Friday, March 01, 2013

One Last Post on Biden and Shotguns

One last post on VP Joe Biden and shotguns, I promise.  Well, last post until he says something else stupid on the subject.

Biden tells every talking head who will have him that a shotgun is all anyone, especially women, need for home defense.  His expert home defense advise has included suggesting that going out on your back deck and firing off a couple of rounds into the air will deter home invaders and if you "want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."

I certainly hope that if you have found your way to this blog, you understand that Biden's advice is absolutely some of the worst advise on defending your home and family that any public figure can give.  Even here in Texas, where we have some of the best laws protecting the home owner, firing a shotgun through your front door will get you arrested.  And if you actually happened to hit someone with your intentionally negligent discharging of your firearm, you will be convicted and most likely sued.

This is a Joe Biden approved home defense shotgun.

A Remington Model 870 Express.  A very solid, dependable, and popular shotgun.

This is not a Joe Biden approved shotgun.  As a matter of fact this shotgun would be banned for civilian use by the likes of Joe Biden and Diane Feinstein. 

This is a Model 870 Express Tactical With Blackhawk! SPEC OPS II.  This must be extra evil.  Look at all that black furniture.  This shotgun would be banned because it has a pistol grip and an adjustable stock.  This model also has a shorter barrel.  The action is exactly the same as the regular Express.  This shotgun just has different cosmetic features, features that do make it easier to deploy in the hallways and small rooms of a home.

Which of the above weapons would you rather have in hand when defending your family and home?  I'll bet dimes for dollars it is the one that Biden would ban.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Joe Biden, Vice President and Self Defense Expert

Biden continues with his "Shotgun beats AR-15" meme, doubling down on his affirmation that a shotgun is all you need to defend yourself.

As reported in the Washington Free Beacon:

Do I need to say any more?  The outright stupidity of that statement just boggles the mind.  Here is an excerpt from the article of Biden speaking:
I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.”

I said, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”
Biden is surrounded by a Secret Service detail.  I am sure that the members of this detail are all very proficient in the art of the gun.  Why hasn't one of them taken him aside and said something along the lines of "Hey Joe, this whole shotgun thing that you keep going on and on about, well it makes you look like an idiot."

"...just fire the shotgun through the door."  Oh, sorry Mom, didn't know you were coming over.

That's near enough to make Jeff Cooper rise from the grave just to slap our VP upside the head, in public, and offer the dressing down that Biden so richly deserves.

First he says to just go out back and fire a couple rounds into the air, now he is recommending that you shoot through a closed door.  Maybe some folks really are too stupid to own guns.

John Pierce of posted this image on Facebook

Our VP really does have a large audience.  I have to wonder how many ignorant idjits now think it is okay to fire a gun through a closed door?

In this article Biden once again states that a shotgun is easier to handle than an AR-15.  Well, what he says is that a shotgun is easier to handle than a "semiautomatic weapon".  This goes to show that he is following the talking points put out by his handlers.  The goal now is to make "semiautomatic" a bad word.  Anything semiautomatic is evil.

Joe Biden is our VP.  As VP he is a leader in the Democrat Party, the same party that is attempting to pass gun control laws and did give us our current health care system.  He is a leader, he is one of the smarter Democrats.  That should scare you.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Good Thing I'm Right Eye Dominant

First thing yesterday morning I helped a friend take down a dead Post Oak in his front yard.  Post Oak trunks stay pretty thick for a good ways up there so you can picture my old rear end up a tree with my 24" Husqvarna Rancher chain saw.  Note to self, I may be getting a bit old to be climbing trees with a chain saw.

Well anyway a couple of the cuts were overhead and some sawdust got behind my glasses, no big deal.  Wipe off the dust and keep going.  Well at about 0100 this AM, I wake up with a lot of pain in my left eye.  Rinsed it out with warm water, didn't help.  Took pictures with my phone (nice troubleshooting tool for injuries you can't see by the way), and did not see anything, so back to bed.  Couldn't sleep so just laid there until it was time to get up and go to work.  About half way to work decided it was kind of silly to be driving on the freeway when I couldn't see so came back home and waited for the local Doc in a Box to open.

Turns out I somehow scratched my cornea. Interesting that I couldn't feel it until the middle of the night.

The Doc prescribed a couple different kind of drops that make it bearable.  Should be good as gold in a couple of days.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Notes From the Sidebar

Michael Bane has a Colorado Update that is important reading for anyone lives in Colorado, vacations in Colorado or might plan to retire in Colorado.  Even if you drive through Colorado with a firearm on your side or in your vehicle, you should read this post.

SayUncle has a quote of the day in House will act on gun legislation.
So, you’re going to make it illegal to shoot your mom in the face and steal her guns?.
The southtexaspistolero comments on fuzzy logic with Oh, look…

David Codrea notes that Beckel latest in long line of rape-enabling gun-grabbers.

Peter spends a moment Remembering the late, great Jeff Cooper, you should follow his lead.

The Whited Sepulchre comments On Milton Friedman's Barking Cat.

Robert has commenced his annual reporting on the Siege of the Alamo starting with Fandango!  The events of Day 1 and Day 2 are found at Day One: The Mexicans March in, and Day Two: Cannon, Corn, Shoes and a Recon.  Very interesting reading.

From Tam; The Nineties called. They want their "Look! A Girl! With A Gun!™" back.

Bitter has thoughts on Combating the New Big Anti-Gun Money.

Traction Control asks: A Majority Can Not Take Away Your Rights; So how many are willing to die to take your guns?

Mike points out that It's Obama's Armageddon, something that many of the talking heads in the news seem to have "forgotten". 

John Lott talks about my favorite Senator. New piece at National Review: "Ted Cruz Sets the Record Straight on Guns"

The CarTeach talks about Putting a few aside: The Chinese Type 53 Carbine.

John has a question. Respect, A Dying Trait in America? Head on over and offer your opinion.

Third Power has the IL House Judiciary Hearing Video along with some great comments on the testimony.

Friday, February 22, 2013

James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction

The online auction catalogs for the Spring James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction are now available.  The hard copy of catalog 1 has arrived on my front step and it is pretty much 1 full inch thick.  I have many hours of viewing, and reading about, fine firearms ahead of me.

The online catalog for Session 1 is here, and the catalog for Session 2 is here.  I have to warn you, once you start browsing you will be there for a good while.

Here are a few items I have found interesting in my short time looking over the inventory. 

It is so hard to choose what to highlight out of this auction.

How about this very early Take Down Model 94 with a case hardened receiver?

Or this Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine chambered in the hard hitting Cal.50-100-450?

Like your lever action with a bit of fancy? Check out this nicely engraved, inlaid and carved Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe in 45-70.  Even the screw heads have nice detail.

Living in Texas, I need a good Bar B Cue gun.  Think V will let me bid on this one?

That Ox head on those ivory grips has ruby eyes. This gun was shipped in November of 1887 and would look great mounted on my hip.

More interested in assault type rifles?  Here is a Confederate Lemat Percussion Carbine in Cal. 41/56.

And yes, there are modern rifles such as this French MAS MK3 Semi-Auto Bull-pup in .223.

There are over a thousand lots in this auction and there are easily a hundred that I would love to bid on.  I would normally have highlighted the 1911's, but that may be fodder for another post.  There is something for everyone, lots of somethings for everyone.  The catalogs are works of art in and of themselves.

James D. Julia does a pretty awesome firearms auction.