The Silver Lining To the Approaching Thunderstorm

The statists are in full bore tyrant mode with state legislators proposing everything from warrant-less house checks on future to be registered “assault weapons” owners, to preventing free speech anonymity.  But there is a sliver lining to it all. A couple actually.

Back in ’94 during the debate on the “assault weapons” ban, the left and the media (I repeat myself) framed the debate and it was centered on “sporting purposes” bullshit. The truth about the 2nd Amendment wasn’t widely repeated and our fellow citizens remained ignorant of it’s true intent. Now, thanks to Algore’s wondrous interwebtubies, that is not the case. People who had never before thought about it are being exposed to the original intent of not only the 2nd, but the whole Constitution. People are waking up and the legacy media have lost their propagandist monopoly on the debate.

Additionally, like in ’94, millions of people who were unarmed before are now arming themselves. As an example, I was at my range today with a student (first time gun owner) and after we were done I stayed behind to drool over what was left in the cases and shoot the shit with the staff. I watched a very diminutive lady in her late 50’s to early 60’s pick up two new pistols.  She was smartly dressed and very classy, in no way the stereotypical frothing mad gun owner the media would prefer to betray. She was obviously a first time gun owner. Her, and the millions like her who have armed themselves since the latest round of statist power grabs started, are not going to go away. If the gun bans are defeated they are not going to sell their guns and go “Whew, that’s a relief.”

If we can avoid the coming thunderstorm and somehow manage to reverse the tyrannical aspirations of the socialist pricks, there will be a whole new segment of our society who have been exposed to the shooting world and no longer believe the lies foisted on them about their fellow citizens who own guns.

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Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

Such optimism.

1. They reach too far with an out and out gun grab; or

2. They crater the economy with the spending problem they don’t have, and the Free Shit Army riots; or

I don’t really see a third option here.

Orion
Orion

There isn’t a font big enough or bold enough for that IF, Sir Crunchie.

There’s a storm coming all right. Straight for us. It’s not going to go away by itself.

Orion

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

I am most stunned by the fact that crunchie could find a gun store with stock to drool over or that that Middle Aged Lady (Shut Up Pups) could actually pick up two pistols! If I could find a place around here with one I would drool over it!

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

While I’m not a first time gun owner, It has been a very long time since I actually fired my guns. In fact, through negligence on my part, my Mini-14’s bolt seized up so badly it wasn’t worth paying to have it repaired. (Rifle was 20 years old and bought used) So, I traded it for a store credit and… Read more »

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

I’ve written many letters, spoke with some people…., but this man says it all……

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd

A good friend manages a large gun shop in an Unnamed Western State. Ever since the Reanointment of Teh One, I’ve been hearing reports of lines around the block and getting deliveries of guns/ammo/parts in drips and drabs despite being a major stocking dealer. Since the mask has slipped, another order of magnitude has been added to demand. Gun shows… Read more »

harleycowboy
harleycowboy

Bill Whittle for president.

http://tinyurl.com/b4p83yn

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Sir Crunchie, Thunderstorms are good for the grass, and if they’re strong, wash the dog poop off the sidewalk.

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

The hornet’s nest is officially kicked. Bad move on the part of the kicker. They need to run – not walk – in the opposite direction. Or reap the stings.

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

I can haz ammo? I can’t find friggin hollowpoints for my .45 any bloody where! Shelves are empty here in VA. The boyfriend just ordered himself a high-capacity magazine for a FAL. Now we have to save up for the actual rifle!

I’m getting tired of all this.

Tallulah
Tallulah

Fire has broken out on another front: Comcast Cable Network bans all gun-related advertising, but keeps alcohol and car ads (way higher death tolls) going strong.

http://godfatherpolitics.com/9573/comcast-cable-network-bans-all-firearms-related-advertising/

Motherfuckers.

These bastards control about two-thirds of the cable service in our formerly great Nation. Citizens’ Rights supporters are contemplating lawsuits.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #:

I can’t find friggin hollowpoints for my .45 any bloody where

Have you tried the “Terrifying, evil” online stores? I’ve seen JHP available there in .45

BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says: I can haz ammo? I can’t find friggin hollowpoints for my .45 any bloody where! Shelves are empty here in VA. The boyfriend just ordered himself a high-capacity magazine for a FAL. Now we have to save up for the actual rifle! I’m getting tired of all this. LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic… Read more »

bruce
bruce

several months ago i was having some blood work done at the v.a. and the ladies were talking about a rapist so i said that the only way for women to protect them selves from a man is with a gun.their response was to repeat the lies they had heard from the govt.controlled media which i told them was anti-constitutional… Read more »

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent

.i went back this month for more blood work when two ladies said they had joined a club and went shooting every week end with some very nice people.take that president bongo!

:em01: Nice work Bruce …very nice indeed! :em01:

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

bruce @ #:
Yep. I joined a club last weekend and if the damn snow stops and I can find some ammo, I’m going up there to practice and find out why my Beretta shots low and to the left. (Could be my grip)

The range is swamped and members need to reserve a lane in advance.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

bruce @ #:
Well done! I nominate you for the title, Imperial Trigger Evangelist.

LC_Salgak
LC_Salgak

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says: I can haz ammo? I can’t find friggin hollowpoints for my .45 any bloody where! Shelves are empty here in VA. The boyfriend just ordered himself a high-capacity magazine for a FAL. Now we have to save up for the actual rifle! I’m getting tired of all this. LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic… Read more »

Cricket
Cricket

I suggest this company: http://www.yorkarms.com/ According to Godfather Politics, the York Arms company just cancelled their order to the NYPD. Here is a link to their contact page. They have been overwhelmed with orders, and aren’t taking any new ones or providing quotes. http://www.yorkarms.com/contact.html

LC MuscleDaddy
LC MuscleDaddy

I think it’s awesome too…

…. I just wish it were possible to buy ammo at Murdoch’s anymore – or online for less than $30/box for 9mm.

Just Sayin’.

– MD

irish19
irish19

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd @ #:
I believe you’re right about people waking up. It’s unfortunate they decided to hit the snooze button last November.

PromptCritical
PromptCritical

We just had a fun surprise here in Oregon. Two days ago, our festering boil on the ass of freedom, Ginny Burdick, announced that she and her feckless fucktard friends were dropping the assault weapons ban that she introduces every year, admitting it really had no chance. It seemed that the real move now was tighten the screws on CHL… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
LC Sir M - Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E.
LC Sir M - Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E.

Easily 25 percent of the tech support phone calls and emails I handle are people like you described, Crunch. First time gun owners wanting advice on choosing a home defense gun. And most are surprised when I try to gently steer them from a high-dollar handgun that they’ll never become proficient with or carry, to an inexpensive, imported 12 gauge… Read more »

irish19
irish19

With all these new proposed laws, and the arming up of various bureaucrats’ defacto personal armies, I think we are getting to the tipping point. And the darkly funny part of it is that the people in the Beltway Bubble will never see it until it bites them right on the ass.
Winter is coming.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

angrywebmaster says: why my Beretta shots low and to the left. Anticipation of recoil, pushing the gun down against muzzle rise. Press trigger smoothly while concentrating on sight picture, let shot surprise you. Have a friend load some dummy rounds in mag so you don’t know whether gun will fire or not, when gun goes click instead of bang you’ll… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician @ #: Anticipation of recoil, pushing the gun down against muzzle rise I haven’t had the time to get back to the range. Someone told me to try altering my grip which I will try. When I took the clinic a month ago, I had some ammo left over and decided to fire it… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

angrywebmaster @ # 29: Okay then. From the sound of that it’s the sights. You know the drill for determining dominant eye, yes? It would appear from your response it isn’t anticipation, so either it’s the sights or your sight picture. We could go really deep into corneal imperfection, but that’s going pretty damn far.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

left eye dominant, very right handed. I suspect it’s the sights, but want to shut a few more boxes and verify it. I”m looking at getting another gun, for carrying purposes, once I get my CCW, and I can rent guns at the range I go to. This will give me a better baseline.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #: How much trigger finger are you putting on the trigger? I use this much finger: L I had an instructor work with me during the safety classes, What I need to do is get back on the range and practice some more. I’ve been so damn busy or the weather’s been so… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Quick little update. I managed to get to the range today. I brought my 9mm and I rented a Kimber .45 commander model. Accuracy problem has been resolved. 50 rnds .45 in a space the size of my palm, (Target at 20 feet) 100 rnds 115 grain 9mm, same range, not as good as the .45 but much improved. 50… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Yep, there was a small group that came in together and were taking turns with the rifle. As I was packing up to go, one of them, I gather the owner, asked, “OK, which one of you pussies is next?” Now, for the next stage in my cunning plan, trying to find a suitable CCW pistol. The Kimber Commander style… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

@ angry. Kimbers are fine products, but instead of looking at “brands” I respectfully submit you may be better served by choosing by “fit.” Some handguns (especially) will fit you differently. The better the fit the better the shot. Also you may want to test your correctnetion method re the 45 by firing it from a bench. I’ve seen the… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC TerribleTroy @ #: Kimbers are fine products, but instead of looking at “brands” I was only naming the Kimber because that was what I rented. Just striving to be accurate. As to my low and left problem, it does appear it was my grip. I had someone give me a few pointers a while back and this was the… Read more »