August 23rd, 2000; A Day That Lives In Infamy

For some reason, in August of every year, the DEMONocrat RC Soles shooting story makes the blogosphere rounds. If blogospherists wish to recirculate August stories from the dog days of yesteryear, perhaps the heroic battle of Ashley Carpenter against insurmountable odds should be revisited? Repost some variation of this cautionary tale to your friends, family, email accounts, online forums! Always remember, never forget!

Updated links 09/26/19

In memoriam: Ashley Carpenter, Age 9 and  John William Carpenter, Age 7

On August 23rd, 2000 a California Family bore the full force and fury of Liberal Democrat Rule when two small children were sacrificed on the alter of ruinous political gun control theory and law in an incident that has become known as the Merced Pitchfork Murders.

If you have not heard this story spend some time and learn today.

Heed the words of  Mary Carpenter, grandmother of Ashley and John William: “Do not forget the Carpenter Story-the Big Bad Wolf does not come to the front door and knock, he hides in the garage and jimmies the kitchen door lock with a butter knife.” “May you (Legislators) stand before God and man as my two precious grand-children’s killer if you pass any more gun legislation that will make me a felon should I own a handgun or any other gun for that matter.”

Repeat Ashley Carpenter’s tale around the campfire, at the dinner table, cocktail parties, bars, at family gatherings, sewing circles, Bible Study Groups and everywhere else.

Shout out her name at conventions, meetings and public gatherings. Whisper it in quiet places and solemn times.

Behold the handiwork of the Roe v. Wade Liberal Democrat Party. They will literally kill children to “save them”, before they are born and after.

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Beanshooter Update: Slingshot Cannon!!!

Here at John Jacob H RKBA Commentary there is alot of traffic through the Rufus Hussey Beanshooter posts.

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So naturally when we learned of the Slingshot Cannon we had to take a look!

Enjoy!

BarneyFifeocide! (Negligent Discharge)

Another Barney Fife moment out on the target range. An important cautionary tale for everyone. (Yes, there but for the grace of Heaven go we all!)

Fortunately in this incarnation Barney Fife is alive and well, but must limp for a while.

Old proverb: Man with one gun know EXACTLY how to fire his weapon, man with two guns not quite sure……

I like this guy. He did everything well and conducted himself calmly and honorably.

We have discussed this before:

Weapons are not toys, not for relaxation or sport or entertainment, but tools to be treated with utmost respect and caution which have but one purpose: to harm some critter- with four or two legs- before they harm you.

As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus famously said: Let’s be careful out there!

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Vancouver Redux: Stop with the Phony Apologies!

Apparently discontent with the Vancouver Hockey Riots extends well beyond taxpayers and the general populace right into the ranks of Police and Medical Personnel.

Today, two selections: one from a nurse and another from a patrol officer.

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Excerpt:

To you, it’s just a fight. To me, it’s the ER social worker looking for a teddybear to console a 4 year old girl because she just witnessed her dad get a broken nose as he was trying to get his daughter out of the hotzone.

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Excerpt:

You started “harmless” fires. You torched other men and women’s cars whom you’d never met and never did you wrong. You assaulted firemen as they arrived to try and deal with your “mistakes”. You took limited, valuable emergency resources away from good people who needed them. You endangered more lives by tying up emergency services than you ever considered.

You started fights. You stabbed people you’d never met because they somehow made you angry. You gave men and women trying to protect property life altering concussions. You brought paramedics into the tear gas and exhausted them trying to save people they’d never met.

Yes, these feral children were little better than their fictional counterparts.

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Excerpt:

For me zombies represent the mindless side of human nature. Whenever we watch news footage of a disaster Zombies run amok like Katrina or the riots in LA in the nineties, it looks like we’re watching a zombie film. So in a way zombies are a way for us to deal with the fear of society run amuck. Plus you can hack away at zombies with chainsaws and axes and it’s fun to watch. It would not be so fun if you went after a group of rioters with a chainsaw, for instance. That would just be weird and creepy.

For those interested, the original creepy apology.

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S&W 45ACP Moonclip Revolver

An S&W .45 ACP Moonclip revolver I briefly inspected over the weekend. Family legend claims it served in WWI. Note the notches on the handle(!?)

It is double action and stamped with some notation on the barrel “Smith & Wesson 1950 Barrel”. (Not the exact phrase)

So I throw the question out to the blogosphere: is this revolver as old as claimed? Is there a definitive test for age?

TOP SHOT: Best. Season. Ever.

When you have a good rifleman you have a man who is confident of his ability to take care of himself; the quality pertains not to the rifle, but to himself; so you have a man who can quickly be turned to doing anything. He is a hunter and fighter; not a specialist who is at a loss when his specialty fails him. “-H.W. McBride “A Rifleman Went to War”

Cooper’s Principles of Practical Riflery:
Make first-round hits, at unknown distances, from improvised positions, with a cartridge appropriate to the purpose, under time pressure. –Colonel Jeff Cooper, Gun Guru

This week marks the end of the second season of TOP SHOT on the History Channel

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A dirty shame the show must end. It has been a guilty pleasure for me from day one. CLICK LINK HERE

None of the usual race gun/tweaked target load ammo/five-finger tactical magazine swap IDPA/IPSC crap here.

Production guns, production ammo, off-the-shelf holsters and equipment. Don’t like the factory trigger on a Ruger 10/22? Too bad. Shoot it anyway.

Just respond to a simple question: can you hit six bottles from an upside down position after you’ve been spun around strapped to a giant plywood wheel? Because in the real world you may be just exactly that disoriented when you need to shoot your best. Yeah. How does that super-duper race gun holster work for you in that scenario?

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Women: How To Catch A Husband

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Here it is, from no less than Leave It To Beaver: the forgotten episode. How quickly we forget “the past is another country; they do things differently there.”

Quick show of hands: how many people think this episode would ever be made in modern TV Land? It is almost poignant with its innocence and candor.

Briefly visit the America of yesteryear, before mandatory Government boondoggles of the Interstate Highway System, Public Education, Welfare State et.al. slowly consumed the vitality of a robust civilization.

Debate Over! AK 47 vs. AR 15


Okay, I will come out of the closet and say I will never completely trust the ever popular Black Rifle. (Okay, modular component Sport Utility Rifle)

Not that there is anything wrong with people who love them and use them and cherish them. It is, after all, a free country!

But really, (A) the .223 cartridge can hardly compete with the powerhouse WWII 30.06, (remember? used in “the greatest battle implement ever made”?) and (B) maybe if you tweak the bits and pieces enough you can get some punch at 300 to 500 yards, (a distance vital in the mountains of Afghanistan, for example) and (C) then there is that business about “the forward assist”.

Seriously? A semi or full automatic rifle with a “forward assist” to chamber a round? How many rounds, how many times?

Why not just return to a single shot falling block design?

It would be much more reliable.

So, if push comes to shove, and I must forego my cherished bolt action .308 which will it be– AK47 or AR-15?

Supreme reliability combined with lousy accuracy or reasonable accuracy combined with failure to fire?

Forward assist or open beer? Do the arithmetic.

Beer wins hands down!

Tom Selleck No Hero

Hey TOM! LOOK AT THE $%@! POSTER!!!!

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For proof of the idiocy of this whole Tom Selleck affair witness 7 year old Bill Mumy demonstrate EXCELLENT trigger discipline in a 1961 Mattel TOY COMMERCIAL CLICK LINK HERE

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Red Flag warning! Blue Bloods Gun Safety Amateur Hour!

David Codrea highlights an incident on the set of Tom Selleck’s television show “Blue Bloods” wherein Mr Selleck chastises a bit player for “waving a real gun around with his finger on the trigger”.

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In news reports NRA Director Tom Selleck is cast heroically for his response to the extra’s faux pas.

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Unfortunately, I cannot join the huzzah chorus in this instance.

Aside from the well established notion it is bad juju to publicly humiliate “the little people” the larger point should not be ignored as well: if you have joined a ship of fools about to wreck in the shoals it may make you feeeeel better to yell at the cabin boy but it sure will not keep the ship from capsizing!

As one message board commentator observed– it was the worst kind of Hollywood celebrity prima donna temper tantrum–all sound and fury with no productive outcome.

Yes, hardly a poster boy for on-screen displays of gun safety, hero Selleck has pretty big feet of clay. At the end of the day he is just one more Hollyweird drama queen who does not know squat about which he rants.

Exhibit A:

(Magnum PI –finger on the trigger TWICE in EVERY opening credit!)

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Finger on the trigger when he slaps in the magazine! Good thing the slide was not locked back!

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Finger on the trigger when he runs through the jungle!

Exhibit B:

(So Tom, is your finger on the trigger because your front sight is on the target?)

If the situation on his show has gotten to the point an extra in costume is “waving a gun around” many, many highly paid staffers failed in their appointed duties before the extra even auditioned for the role.

While Mr. Selleck was correct to react with alacrity, his fury more properly is, and ought to be, directed toward both the prop master and producer of his show.

This is a clear-cut case of Pot. Kettle. Black.

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Custom engraved lever guns. (via BigTime Smithworks)

Some eye candy from South Dakota. Good job Smithworks! Click on the image for all the details!

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