Friday, August 14, 2020

9th Circuit Turns Right... least momentarily and strikes down a CA law against magazines with a higher than 10 round capacity. Reference that law, Judge Kenneth Lee said:

“It makes unlawful magazines that are commonly used in handguns by law abiding citizens for self-defense. And it substantially burdens the core right of self-defense guaranteed to the people under the Second Amendment..." followed by “It cannot stand.” (source)

Me thinks there are celebrations in CA tonight. I know at least one happy gun owner out that way!

I am looking forward to reading the whole decision. While this only applies to Western states now, it has the potential to shove the N.Y. SAFE Act right up Cuomo's arse.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Conservative Twins On Biden's Pick Of Harris

These guys are excellent:

All the best,
Glenn B

I Was Remiss Reference Nagasaki On August 9th...

... because I spent the whole day at a gun show and was pooped when I got home and forgot to post that August 9th was the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki (a city in Japan for today's Geography wizards of the imbecilic moron type). 

An estimated 60,000 to 80,000 died because of Fat Man, the single atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Just 3 days before, Little Boy, the first atomic bomb ever detonated during warfare was dropped on Hiroshima Japan. An estimated 90,000 to 140,000 people died due to that first bomb. (That was during WWII for those few youngsters among my readers who may have no clue.)

Thank the heavens it took only two such bombs to end the war, the United States of America could have dropped another within an another 7 to 8 days. Why we used the atom bomb when we could have fire bombed both cities - as we had done to Tokyo between March 9-10, 1945 (killing an estimated 100,000) (source) - is anyone's guess but I imagine, in great part that it was an urge to end the war as soon as possible and maybe more importantly (or so they thought at the time) was a warning to the Soviet Union. Whatever the reason - in the end they had the right effect - the two bombings effectively ended the war.

With the threat of the annihilation of the Japanese people in sight, Emperor Hirohito agreed with two of his war council members - against the advice of his war minister who thought the war was not yet lost (imagine the balls and or the stupidity of that man) - that the war needed to end. Hirohito authorized the unconditional surrender of Japan to the allies and WWII soon came to an end. (Source.)

I understand that the bomb probably saved tens of thousands of lives in the long run and ended a war that could have resulted in the takeover of the world by the remaining & extremely oppressive Axis power Japan. Yet somehow, the thought of what nuclear war would do to the world today just scares the stinky stuff right out of me. The bombs detonated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki turned the world in a different and much scarier place.

Oppenheimer, considered the father of the bomb, was right about one thing when he said: "I am become Death the destroyer of worlds". It was TEOTWAWKI for the people of the earth in 1945, the world as people knew it had been destroyed forever and a new world emerged from the ashes that day.

All the best,
Glenn B

Been Sick As A Dog...

...then again Skye Knucklehead my mongrel has been just fine. Went to see my doc yesterday - shy high BP, dizziness, loss of balance, started to fall a couple of times but luckily the wall was there to catch me each time, aches & pains all over, night sweats, sensitive to cold, hot flashes (yep men can get them too), nausea, hips gave out a few times. Figured I had a damned stroke. The doc says to go to ER right away for a CT scan, pretty darned certain she said of my brain, and for blood work. She had her nurse take me there in a wheelchair - next building over from the doc's office.

ER doc has the blood-work done, does a scan of my abdomen, does not do a scan of my brain. When I asked the nurse why as I was being discharged, he tells me that on the ER doc says what tests will be done in the ER and no other doc can order them what to do and my doctor has a habit of trying to tell them what to do. How appropriate, they found I had a UTI and they were having a pissing match.

I have no clue how I got a UTI, had them a time or three before and it was always probably due to sex - even with nice girls. No telling how I got this one since I have not had any in way too long - like a really long time. Anyway, while they did not know what specific bug I got, and are still waiting on the urine culture they took, at least I know I don't have the:

While they say you can do it with one hand, I do not think you can catch it from your hand, so I really should be in the clear in that department.

I do feel somewhat better after the antibiotics they shot me up with and have to take more of them for 10 days. What sucks is that I cannot drink while taking this particular type of antibiotic, supposedly it has a bad effect - but such is life. I suppose I could have had this for months and that is why I was so run down.

Anyway, I called my regular doc today to see if she wants that CT Scan of my brain done or not. Something tells me the headache, high BP, lightheadedness, and loss of balance were not due to a UTI. Then again who knows.

All the best,
Glenn B 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Oh No At The Gun Show

My son and I were at the Murphy's Gun Show in Texarkana, AR yesterday and today. The promoter had a last minute cancellation and Brendan and I got a table. It was in a lousy spot though in a room that ran around half the outer perimeter of the main hall and while right at one of the two entrances, we did not see much in the way of potential customers - not like we would have inside the main hall. 

Then at the end of the day yesterday, Mr. Murphy came by and asked if we wanted two tables inside the main hall since a dealer would be unable to return for today. We jumped at it. So today, we wound up just across the aisle from another private seller who was showing a gun to some potential customers when Brendan and I were served up a bit of heart beat stimulating action from maybe 5 to 10 (at most) yards  away when that dealer cranked one off into the floor. Thank goodness he had the pistol pointed down at the time. He had been showing it to a man and woman who had a young child or two with them.

When I heard the shot I took a knee and placed my hand at the ready on my pistol (which of course was unloaded as per gun show rules) and I did a quick scan hoping it was not a lunatic (as in a leftist loon) going berserk. I also told Brendan to get down but he assured me it was the dealer who fired one off. Our hearts were pounding away nonetheless and my mongrel Skye Knucklehead had quite the scare as well (she looked terrified, I guess because it was very loud and so close).

That was maybe half an hour ago and about 5 minutes ago (both times relative to when this was written initially on my phone) it appeared the dealer was told to vacate the premises (as in get his arse outta there pronto). I found out later from one of the show promoters that dealer has been banned from their shows for the next year. I wonder whether the Convention Center at the Holiday Inn, in Texarkana, AR, is going to be quite as welcoming of gun shows in the future!

I have always been somewhat put off when someone points a gun at me while in a gun show or in a gun store or anywhere for that matter. The few or maybe several times that I have said something to the jerk doing so at a show or in a gun store, I was told 'the gun's not loaded'. I suppose it was the same story today - the seller knew the gun he was trying to sell, that he had been showing off to potential buyers, was not loaded. Yeah okay!

As she was departing right after the shot was fired, I spoke to the woman to whom he had been showing it. I asked her if it was the dealer's gun that had gone off. She replied 'it was his' and if I heard her right that he had essentially explained to her 'if you did not remove one thing and did not pull another thing back it could not fire'. I guess he removed it (the zip tie maybe) and he pulled it (the trigger most likely) - whoopsie 

My ears are ringing loudly, much louder than usual and that shot was fired early this afternoon! I guess that is a small worry considering we our table change could have wound a fatal mistake had we been shot. Happily, it appeared that, no one was hurt except maybe for damaged hearing.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Lest We Forget...

...that today is THE day that ushered us into a new world - a much scarier world than it had ever been before - allow me to remind you that today is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with the atomic bomb Little Boy. Yes, it helped us win the war and saved the live of thousands of our troops and yes I think it was justified but I still wish it had never been developed.

As Oppenheimer, the father of the bomb, put it: "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds".

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ordered A Gun Today...

...and it only goes to show (along with this prior blog post) I am THE Great Procrastinator! In that post, back in January 2017, I first wrote about wanting to get a Ruger Mark IV pistol. Finally ordered one today - the Ruger Mark IV target, 5.5" barrel, blued finish, model 40101. While I am happy I finally did so, I have to add: Damn the inflated price I had to pay for it because of my procrastination! Of course, the early guns were recalled by Ruger due to a safety issue, my guess though is this will not be one of the early ones since they have been out for a few years now. 

As for the higher price I had to pay: I look at it this way though - if Biden somehow is elected, or if the demoncrats take the Senate this November - the RKBA rapidly may become a thing of the past and guns may become impossible (or next to impossible) to purchase - so, it is a investment on which I was willing to gamble.

All the best,
Glenn B

Today In History - Aces & Eights

On August 2, 1876 - the place was Deadwood, South Dakota (actually the Dakota Territories at that time, SD became a state in November 1889 - source) - there was an infamous shooting. The man who wound up shot took a seat at a poker game, in the No. 10 Saloon, but as opposed to his usual seat of choice (that with his back to the wall) the only open seat had his back to the front door. He held a pair of aces and eights and I imagine he thought things were looking fortunate but things were about to go badly for him. While holding that hand, Hickok was approached from the rear by Jack McCall who drew a pistol and fired a single shot instantly killing Wild Bill. It is said McCall fired additional shots at others in the saloon but all the others were misfires. McCall was later hanged for this killing (source). More on Wild Bill Hickok here.

As you can see from both of those accounts, from the same website, the stories are somewhat contradictory but such is how it was in the Old West when stories appeared in cheap pulp novels and newspapers of the day - evidently the fake media has been with us for a long, long time.

One other thing about today in history, this time August 2, 2020: It was mere coincidence I suppose - or was it divine fate - when I donned this T-shirt this morning before walking Skye Knucklehead - my mongrel (and one of my traveling companions when Brendan, Skye & I visited Deadwood, SD in June).

I took that pic only after looking at a 'This Day In History' link I came across online, I think at Fox News. Anyway wherever I found that link, I clicked on it and saw that Wild Bill was blasted on this day in 1876. It was several minutes later as we approached my apartment complex that I remembered I was wearing this shirt and I thought 'oh what a coincidence' - then I wondered 'or was it fate'. I sent the pic along with a text message to my son saying it was the anniversary of the shooting and told him of the odd coincidence/quirk of fate of me wearing that shirt today. 

By the way, I highly recommend the Nugget Saloon (alternate info link If you ever visit Deadwood and want a drink - great selection of booze - or a huge and fully loaded Bloody Mary - this is the place. Brendan and I enjoyed a few - and I think he had the Bloody Mary as I recall - all served by an excellent bar tender. 

RIP Wild Bill.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

How Not To Disassemble A Glock

The man in the know was evidently showing-  those who did not know the how to of it - how to disassemble a Glock for cleaning.

I think he did it wrong. Of course this video could be faked but I tend to doubt they would have put a round or empty shell casing in the chamber and you can see there is one in it as he starts to pull back the slide. Ouch. 

By the way, near the end, I'd just about swear I heard him say "hello officer".

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 27, 2020

Children Urged To Say "Fuck The Police"

This is the USA today!

This is an outrage and if you think it is not an outrage - you are part of the problem.

Edited to add: You know, I was in LE for 32 plus years. I never had one official complaint against me for unjustified use of violence or violation of anyone's rights in any way. I saw some such violations and I reported them and was ostracized badly for one such report I made about an NYPD officer unnecessarily and gleefully hitting a prisoner. For the most part though and I do mean for the great majority of officers, those in LE with whom I worked was dedicated to the job and they did it the right and justified way without violating anyone's rights. 

Yet, as I pointed out, when I see someone in LE do bad, I call them out for it. I despise bad cops who break the law to enforce the law and who violate people's rights. The thing is though, I call out the particular officer who did something that violated someone's rights - I do not call out the entire law enforcement community within a city, county, state or within the nation when it was one person or a small group of people who were responsible. 

It is about frigging time that the leftists in this country stop over reacting to everything as if they are all a bunch of piss pants spoiled brats who hate mommy & daddy because they were told there would be no desert tonight if they did not obey what mommy and daddy just told them to do. It is a sad commentary on these leftists but it essentially boils down to a truth that simple. Of course, it is also that they are for the great part wanna-be communists.

All the best,
Glenn B

You May Be Wondering Why The Flag Is Upside Down In My Blog Header

If you are wondering why the flag of the United States of America is shown being flown upside down in my blog header it is because I believe it to be appropriate considering the state of our nation at the current time as I write. 

An insurgency has erupted that is 100% anti-American and politicians, law enforcement, entertainers, sports figures and many of the common man have dropped to their knees in honor of the violent criminal insurgents - mostly ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, socialists & commie types but there are others. There has been looting, rioting, destruction of property, arson, serious beatings, killings all while politicians and law enforcement do little to nothing to stop it - some, as I have said, have taken a knee to side with the rebels. This is nothing short of an armed rebellion and it needs to be ended - now.

Thus, I will fly it that way until our president takes appropriate action to put down the rebellion and prosecute the criminals & insurgents who are trying to bring the United States of America to her knees. It has gone so far as for me to believe he must send in armed troops to squash the insurgency and that he must do so forthwith. I cannot and will not vote for our president's reelection while he merely tweets and/or sends in too small a number of federal LE as our country is being destroyed. He needs to man-up and do it now to save out nation!

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Range Report - Maybe Not Quite What You'd Expect (Or The Scary Things I See At The Range)

I dragged mine fatigued feeling fat arse out of my chair and to my car today and headed to a more or less local outdoor range over in AR today. I have not been to the range for some fun shooting in too long and brought along my Glock 30 pistols (two of them), my latest acquisition a Beretta 1934 for a test shoot and my Savage Axis XP in 308 to sight in its new Vortex Crossfire II scope.

I think I have mentioned, in a previous blogpost, that I now go to this range only on weekdays because of the arsehat factor often present there on weekends. I should have listened to my own advice. 

When I got there today, there were three other shooters there. They had been taking a break from shooting and the line appeared safe. They asked me if I needed to set up targets to which I replied no since I'd be shooting the Beretta first just to make sure it worked okay. Soon they called a hot line and the shooting commenced. The two guys at the other end of the range seemed to be doing things right. The other guy, one bench to my left was not shooting at the moment. I loaded up the Beretta mags (only have two mags 7 rounds each) and fired away for a function check. It worked just fine. I did that two times more and the third time I was shooting it I started having a problem in as much as pulling the trigger did not result in the hammer falling on intermittent attempts. Sometimes it went bang because the hammer fell, other times the hammer did not budge. "Oh no..." I thought "...the gun is screwed up".  

Well, as I was reloading mags that last time, I noticed the guy next to me was having problems with what I think was a Mossberg shotgun with only a pistol grip. He was shooting or trying to shoot short mini-shells through it but they were not going bang and he complained he was getting only slight dimple or none at al from the firing pin on the primers. I suggested he try some normal length shells and he loaded up behind the firing line! He then walked to the line and started shooting but luckily did not cover anyone in the process. The first went bang but then most of the others had the same problem. He then uttered something about having taken the gun apart and maybe screwing up something when he put it back together.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON - DANGER! - is what I should have heard booming inside my head. Next thing I know, the guy turns around and covers the other two shooters with the muzzle  and walks away from the firing line - fully charged shotgun in hand - points the gun at the road behind the range on which the shooters' vehicles were parked and starts unloading it while pointing it that way. He put it down once unloaded and bagged it. He then went to the line to shoot a pistol but not before loading it well behind the line. That was it for me, I decided to leave but not until I also got a video of him with his pistol because he was loading it behind the firing line and I mean several feet behind it. While making the video of him loading like that and then shooting, he had a misfire. He immediately racked the slide and ejected the round that did not go off, picked it up, put it back into the chamber and tried firing it. had the same problem and did that three times in all. Normally I'd wait several seconds, probably do a ten count, before opening the action just in the event it was a hang fire (which is a delayed fire shot). 

You can take a look at the video below. While I will not comment on what I think of his range etiquette, you can leave all the comments you want to about him. He was scary in his absolute... - oh wait - I said I'd not comment.

It's a pity I had to leave because I felt it was not safe due to his apparent ineptness with firearms/range safety. (Whoops did I just comment about his range etiquette and such?) It was also very disappointing. I had at least another 100 rounds to go through the Beretta and since I seemed to be having a problem with it not firing some of the times I pulled the trigger (the hammer was not dropping on some trigger pulls) I definitely wanted to try to figure out the problem. (Probably not the gun but user/knucklehead (that would be me) error as later on I realized I had had the safety partially engaged, once I disengaged it completely the problem went away while dry firing at home.) I must have engaged it with my grip or  whatever and I did not realize it or even take the time to check why I was having the problem once I realized there seemingly was an unsafe arsehat shooting next to me. (Whoops there I go again commenting on that guy - sorry.) Another trip to the range, this time on a weekday when it is much more likely I will be the only one there, should allow me to determine if the safety being partially engaged was the problem as I am pretty sure that was exactly it. Besides not shooting the Beretta any more, I also did not shoot any of the other guns I had along with me.

Oh Well, at least I made it home alive and unventilated and can go to the range another day to try again.

All the best,
Glenn B

This Could Grow On Me...

...and become my new favorite t-shirt. I love it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 24, 2020

Welcome To Paradise

Good morning all. Another day in Paradise and believe me this is about as good as Paradise gets which is usually but not always as good as you make it and today I choose to make it grand. Started the day off with a walk with the mongrel Skye Knucklehead. About to have breakfast consisting of a chicken pot pie, black & very strong coffee and some OJ mixed with flavored seltzer. Then who knows, another day - another adventure.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sex For The Glory - No Wait A Minute That's Not Quite Right

"B.C. health officials are recommending an age-old, occasionally cutting-edge tactic for sex during the coronavirus pandemic: “glory holes.”  (Source.)

 Yes folks, they are telling you, me, whomever to put a wall with a hole in it between you and your sex partner to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. So, it's not sex for the glory but sex by way of a glory hole! The left has truly lost it's collective fucking mind.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I've Got Me An Itch To Buy A New Gun...

...but stock is so low and prices so high it is ridiculous. If I do buy one, no0thing in a caliber that I do not already have since ammo is also short. Keeping my eyes open for a good deal, maybe a new 22 pistol.

All the best,

Not A bad Thing For Texas... fact, not bad at all! Welcome to Texas and to the GOP chair of this great state Mr. West. Talking about this.

All the best,
Glenn B