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The Roaches Come To Feast After AZ Shooting

Ok… Let me get this right, Congressman King, you lowest of the low dirt-bag who is trying to climb on the bodies of the slain to get face time with a fawning media.  You think that a schizoid nut-ball who got it in his head to kill someone would have said to himself as he was book marking pages in The Communist Manifesto, “Oh shucks, I have to cancel my plans to go kill my Congresswoman because I can’t bring a gun within a thousand feet of her.  Darn.  Weekend is down the drain now.” 

GOOD LORD!  You tiny little man who can’t let the bodies assume room temp before joining hands with political cronies and playing all butthurt for the cameras.  You, and all the other ghouls supping on the blood of the fallen, should be ashamed of yourselves for this.  I wonder if I asked the Honorable Mr. King, Republican, NY, if he could, without looking at a note pad, tell me what the names of the “other victims” are?  Probably not.  Because he doesn’t care.  It’s just some numbers to him.  It’s just some ratings to him.  It’s just sauce for the goose.

You evil scum dwelling stellar example of all that is wrong with our political system.  SHAME ON YOU!  SHAME ON BLOOMBERG!  Shame on all you filthy troglodytes who jumped up and cheered at the news of the dead and greedily smacked your lips at the chance to chip away, yet more, at the people and their rights. 

Once more, you thick headed power hungry parasite sucking at the teat of the American Voter, please show me ONE instance where posting signs and making something illegal made it stop happening.  While you are at it, you may want to make murder illegal or shooting someone illegal.  That might have stopped the killings too.  You frivolous glory hounding moron.

After Action Report: Feral Hogs. Or… “How I owe my Guardian Angel a drink”

You know the old adage, “God protects fools and little children.”  If given that premise on a standardized test and were then asked,

“God will protect Dante because he is: 

a) A Fool
b) A child
c) all of the above?”

How should you answer?

Let me give you a hint, I passed the Age of Majority a good while ago.  Well… At least physically.  Continue reading ‘After Action Report: Feral Hogs. Or… “How I owe my Guardian Angel a drink”’

Bullets, Targets, And Salvation

Tam posted this and my twisted little brain got to thinking.  She talks about speed being THE factor in a “flat shooting” bullet.  Then there is a footnote about the Ballistic Coefficient.  But really, when you dig at it, the BC is just the measure of how well a bullet doesn’t let the atmosphere slow it down.  So it really is just the speed of the bullet.  But then again, if the bullet IS less prone to slow down, using the BC is important. 

That led my grey matter to Faith and Good Works.  Yes, I know.  I do make shrinks facepalm.  I mean, Faith without Good Works is dead, but Faith should, by its very nature produce Good Works.

So it’s all how you look at things.  If you take the point of view of the target* with a nice lead smudge on it’s surface, the bullet needed to go X fps from the point of origin at its point of aim to impact on the target’s surface.  So the target only cared (cares) about the total Speed (Big “S”-Speed).  In other words, a Speed (Big “S”) that was (is) in motion.

But from the shooter’s point of view, (s)he needs to know what to do to make that happen?  You need a bullet with a known flight path so you can say, “if I aim here, it will impact over here.”  You need to know both the speed (Little “s”-speed) that the bullet will be moving and the BC of your bullet.**  The speed (Little “s”) is simply a measure of potential at this point. 

“Faith” and “Faith and Good Works” work much the same way.  From the point of view of the target***, you needed to be moving at X Fps (Faith per second), to make it to the bull’s-eye.  From this side of the equation, Faith (Big “F”-Faith) is a moving idea, it’s alive.  It’s completed or completing.  It’s either missing the target or hitting it safely.

Shift the focus from the target to the shooter, I mean Christian… nah, I think shooter works.  Anyway, shift the focus and you look at the equation in static form, “What do I need to get there?” And in this case, you see Faith (Big “F”), much like Speed (Big “S”), needs to be broken down into its component parts of faith (we’ll call it little “f”-faith) and good works.  On this side, it’s not alive yet, we haven’t pulled the trigger. 

On our side of the equation, the human side that struggles with the HOWs, you need both faith (little “f”) and good works.  One enables the other like a bullet in flight.  Have a lousy BC (don’t do good works) and you will fall faster than a flat nosed .45-70.  Have a better BC and you will be “flatter shooting” and more able to deal with the vicissitudes of the life’s atmosphere.  This all assumes that you’ve pulled the trigger in the first place and have any faith.  All the fancy schmancy techno-wonder projectiles are worthless if they stay in the chamber safely incased in brass.

On God’s side of the equal sign, the side where everything happens all at once, He just sees Faith (Big “F”), and all the good works done without it don’t add up to anything.  Even the acts that are done with faith don’t really help us cause you should have been doing them anyway.  You want an extra cookie for doing what you were supposed to do?  

So, Lutherans and Catholics rejoice!  The centuries old feud can be put behind us****.  Ah, guns!  Is there nothing they can’t solve?

* Let’s say a steel plate at 100 yards
**if all other things are equal. Not going to get into burn rates, powder loads, windage, et cetera… all of which, BTW, shows just how tiresome the faith v. faith and good works argument can get when we should all just be going out for a beer and helping little old ladies across the street, but I digress.
*** in this case, the eternal NOW with clouds and harps instead of the hear-after with Uwe Boll screenings and Justin Bieber muzak playing in the hallways.
**** Ok, maybe there are other things to deal with, but wouldn’t you rather just go shoot some targets then have a beer? We can leave all that other stuff for when the alcohol kicks in.

Will Try To Be Better

Between life kicking my hard in the groinal region and me trying to focus on writing books, I’ve been pretty lax about blogging.  Add to that, nothing really seems all that joyous to write about.  I don’t know about you, but when I read the news, I can’t stop wondering when someone in DC, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang, or anyplace else is going to make an ill-advised Jenga move.

The only thing that keeps me from thinking we’ve definitely passed to commit on this little handbasket ride is that people still want me to give them my worthless paper for their gold and gourmet long-term storage foods.  If my paper is so worthless, why do you want it?  So someone, somewhere has a business model that understands that while “full faith and credit” ain’t what it used to, it’s not Tango Uniform just yet. 

I’m going to try to commit to posting once a week when the new year rolls around.  We’ll see how it goes.

MidwayUSA Doesn’t Suck

A class outfit that doesn’t have its head up its backside.  Order placed at OH Dark:30 Thursday morning in a fit of insomnia, order shipped early thursday, then found its way to my door Monday.  No lingering in the warehouse for days because I refused to pay an “expediting fee.”  There is no expedited shipping, there’s just, “It’s in stock, it’s out the door.”  

Now if I can just get up the courage to shoot these nice new Buffalo Bore 180s in my 3″ S&W.  I’m not going to like this, am I?  Why no, I’m not a recoil junky.  How could you tell?

Several Points To Ponder

Gun goes boom, man goes ouch.

First, to rip-off the hand grenade analogy, once Mr. Gun is loaded (and they are all always loaded), he is no longer your friend.

Second, as Unc points out, if you drop a gun, let it come to a complete stop on the ground.  Don’t try and catch it.  You are just too likely to grab it in a way that trips the mechanism or causes it to point at you.

Third, he was hunting so there is a not so small chance that it was a stand/blind related accident.  You aren’t in the Mekong Delta with VC hot on your six.  You don’t NEED to saunter about with your long gun in condition “Get Charlie.”  Leave it unloaded until you get your posterior into your seat

Forth, if stalking, keep your gun pointed in a safe direction and in a manner that, should you fall, points mister muzzle away from you. 

Lastly, next time you are passing by a gun store, check out the bore diameter on a Icosa-bore shootzenboomer.  If Wiki is correct, it’s .615 inches.  Lets do the math on that;  You have a hunk of lead a good bit larger than the end of some adult thumbs, weighing north of three quarters of an ounce and boogying at faster than 1500 feet per second.  That will give you around 1800 foot/pounds of hurt.  To put that into perspective, the typical 9mm round is half the size and could generate about 420 foot/pounds at the extreme.  … And yet;

“An ambulance took Mingie to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.”

Guns are magic death rays?  Hardly. 

UPDATE: Fixed incorrect link

T! S! A! T! S! A! Cheer On Security Kabuki

A New Hope and a Modest Proposal.

Concealment Tip

If you are thinking of being TRULY secret squirrel about concealing your carry piece, it’s probably a good idea to NOT do all of the following:

a)     Wear a bright t-shirt with a bold Pro-2a statement

b)     Wear your NRA hat

c)     Wear your TSRA pin on you NRA hat.

You see, people will see those telltales and then some of us, well at least those of us not floating about totally in condition white, will kinda put two and two together and figure that bulge on your strong side under your cover shirt ain’t your cell phone.

Why, oh why, won’t Texas end this farce and just vote in open carry.  Oh that’s right… the other 90% of the people who didn’t notice that guy’s piece would probably fudge their huggies and die of acute hyperbolic dyspepsia at the mere sight of a firearm not strapped to the side of a guy wearing a badge of some sort.*

*BTW, a sewn on security guard badge DOSE NOT confer upon its bearer “teh awesome” and imbue him with the gift of stellar pistoleroship.  …Or even common sense.    

P.J… Like A Usefull George Will. …Only Funny

…And without all that Chicago Cubs baggage.

For your giggle box’s pleasure.   Although our Ninja and Zombie policies may be a good time/energy sink for them as well.

A Giggle For The Gunnies

I have a new holster.  I love it.  These guys were super nice and really cool.  Who digs for a holster they’re kidna sure they might have in one of the dozens of boxes they’ve brought to a Gun Show when they are already selling stuff like hot cakes and it’s the last hour of a show on the last day?  People who want a repeat customer, that’s who.  http://www.dmbullardleather.com/  Will be buying from them again. 

Anywhoo… that’s not the funny.  The funny is that this is the first holster I’ve had with a J-hook.  I like the versatility that it gives me and am quite happy with it.  But I’m accustomed to regular clips that grab onto anything.  Including pants that don’t have a belt on them. …like I usually have on at home. 

HINT!  You can’t draw a gun from a molded holster that is hung on pants using a J-hook if you have no belt.  You will only draw the holster out of your pants. 

Put the holstered gun on, went to do a brass check, and ended up with the smokewagon, skin and all.  *BlinkBlink*  LOLLOLLOL  Glad life provided me with that lesson free of charge.  I assume I’d have put two and two togther at some point.  I hope.


Dante…

Conservative, educated, understands history, distrusts government, distrusts politicians, dislikes pop-culture, and carries a firearm. In short, I'm what The Framers of The Constitution were counting on and everything your government wants you to fear most.

The only thing I don’t have to complain about is some GI taking up space in my living room. I’ll let you know about the Civil Courts if someone ever owes more than $20 to me. ---If you didn’t get that one; sue your Civics or US History Teacher.


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