Friday, June 29, 2007

Three Questions

Normally, I wouldn't copy and paste someone else's stuff, but this was just too good not to. Normally, I'd give a link to the Anarchangel and let you read it yourself, but Chris has something here and I'd like to see some answers myself so I'm going to do the copy and paste thing with all credit for the idea going to Chris Byrne at the Anarchangel.

I have three questions for those of you who would like to ban guns (though why you would be reading this I have no idea; my website must give you seizures).

You have to answer all three, in a logical and consistent manner; without emotional justification, circular logic, evasions, appeals to authority, statistics (most of the ones you would be quoting are false anyway, and I can prove it to you if you like), appeals to motive, or any other logical fallacy:
  1. You say you feel safer knowing that guns are banned; why is that?

  2. Do you recognize that when guns are banned, the only people carrying guns will be criminals (who ignore such bans because they are criminals. no law will stop criminals from carrying guns); and as such you are saying you're fine with criminals having guns but not law abiding citizens?

  3. Given this, do you believe that the mere possession of a gun turns a law abiding citizen into a criminal menace?

Not that I intend to I.D. anyone...

But apparently my blog has been determined to have been rated

Online Dating

I wonder what the Rott would get?

Apparently, the reason for this is:

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

  • gun (3x)
  • shoot (2x)
  • dead (1x)

so, what's your point?

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Aftermath of a shooting

I saw this at Front Sight, Press and you need to go read it...NOW!

In the unfortunate event that you have to put a goblin down, you better know how to act when officer friendly shows up. You practice what you're going to do before and during an incident, now learn what to do after.

Senator Levin

I would charge is aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States and I think we should inform him of this. Read this link to Blackfive and then send him an email letting him know what you think.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dropped Gauntlet Update

I thought you might want to know that the 6,000 e mail goal for the Marines has been reached. That does not mean that your job is over yet.

Keep sending, because the lucky folks that send e mail 10,000 and e mail 20,000 get flags from the guys.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wow, just, wow

I was reading the Rott, like I try to to everyday, and I found this link. It's a fascinating look at the history of the middle east and I would encourage everyone who reads this to go take this little history refresher.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Check it out

In celebration of her 3rd year (congrats Michelle) Michelle Malkin has updated the layout of her blog. It's a pretty spiffy new look too. Great new look, same great stuff. Go take a peek, you may like it.

The Gauntlet has been Dropped

The USMC has informed the Emperor that they don't feel like they're getting enough love from home and have challenged us to try to overload their e mail servers with good wishes and love.

I'm up for that, are you?

Now you listen up and hear this and hear it well, because you only get 1 warning.

If you use this to send actual hate mail to the Marines, I'll have Emperor Misha I track your worthless ass down and gift you with a 3 AM visit from a company of stormtroopers. I'm pretty sure you don't want a personal demonstration of the new Imperial Razor Wire Wrapped Condoms, do you? I didn't think so.

Send them all the love you can. Info from the Rott is here including the email address.

Let's do this the easy way, here's the email addy for you to copy and paste:

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Write your Congresscritter and Kill This

HR 2666 also called Blair's Bill is an attempt made by a Rep in the People's Republic of Illinois to begin a National Gun Registry. Write your Congresscritter and get it killed.

Get a Grip!

On your handgun. I grabbed a link from KABA to get you to this great article on properly gripping your handgun. Every good thing in life starts from a solid base. Shooting starts with a solid grip. Master the grip on your handgun and you'll be more accurate and a bit harder to disarm.

Monday, June 04, 2007

I am Honored

This humble blog has been paid a high compliment by Syd over at Front Sight, Press regarding my post on John Farnam's testing of Cor Bon bullets. Syd informs me that he intends to revisit the article and use excerpts from my writings as well.

This is the highest honor I have been payed to date. Go read, you may learn something.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Ballistic Gelatin Testing

I saw an article while I was reading at Front Sight, Press. I would like you to read it, but please do so with an open mind. I'm going to throw out some opinion here that is in disagreement with the article. This is not intended in any way, shape or form to start any kind of a flame war. It's my opinion based on 12 yrs as a Paramedic with the training that goes into Anatomy.

Ballistic Gel is a commonly used medium to test the performance of a bullet when striking something. It works pretty well because it allows you to see the path of the bullet and to see the expansion. Many people out there tout this type of testing as "gospel" when they tell you about how great their particular "magic" bullet is in taking down goblins.

It is a possible indicator, yes, I will give you that. Please note that I said possible indicator. It's not gospel as many would have you believe. They want to tell you that because of the gel testing, they know that their bullet will expand to "X" when it strike a human target. Maybe it will, maybe it won't and you won't know if it will or not until you (god forbid) drill a human in the chest with one.

The next time you take a shower, or bath if you prefer, please pay close attention when you wash your chest. You will feel the sternum, which is a very dense bone in the center of the rib cage. It's anywhere from 12 to 14 inches long, depending on your body structure, and probably an inch or so wide. It takes a hell of alot of force to fracture a sternum. Now feel around a bit more, you'll find your ribs. They really aren't very far apart are they? The parts you can't feel are inside, the vital life sustaining organs. Some muscle, some blood, some air.

Ballistic gelatin takes none of this into account. In the article, they covered the gel with 4 layers of denim. I live in Michigan, even in January, I don't see people wearing 4 layers of denim. They simulated a car door, that's nice, but how many times does a car door try to mug you on the sidewalk? I want to tell you something, I'll bet you $5 (figuratively speaking) that if you pop someone in the chest with a .45 ACP 230 gr. Hydra Shok round, you're going to hit bone, and the goblin is going down. Please keep in mind that I shoot the Springfield 1911 exclusively but I do have some experience with other weapons. You may also hit air pockets and areas that have blood. You'll hit bone and dense muscle tissue. I say again that ballistic gel takes none of this into consideration. Why do you think the military shoots animals for ballistic testing? Because, unlike what some of these people want you to think, ballistic gelatin does not accurately simulate what happens when you place hits on muscle, blood, air and bone, like what happens when you have to shoot a human.

I'm just saying that one needs an open mind when discussing bullet performance. One needs to take gel testing with a grain of salt. Yes, it does indicate what a bullet might do, but only an autopsy will tell you what the bullet actually did and that is likely to vary from incident to incident.

I also want to throw in here one other thing to remember. The .45 ACP was designed to take people down using 230 gr BALL not the hollowpoints available today. That, in a nutshell, is why I personally feel that the .45 ACP is the planet's premier handgun based combat round. This is my personal opinion.