Saturday, March 3, 2018

If You Buy A Knife At A Gun Show... is not all that bad a thing to do especially if you buy one with a trigger that just about shoots the blade out. That is just what Brendan did today at a gun show in Benton, AR.

 It must be nice living in a state where such knives are legal.

Funny thing about that gun show, Brendan thought he had a couple of LEO types following him around it for awhile. Maybe they thought he was an Antifa type or a displaced New Yorker intent on smuggling firearms back to Cuomoistan. So what did he do, bought a knife and threw them off completely. Truth is, even if he wanted to but another gun, after buying the Beretta M9A3 not that long ago, I doubt he will have enough cash to afford another gun for some time.

All the best,
Glenn B

Dick's Sporting Goods - Bigger Dicks Than Ever...

...and Walmart has followed along.

It is old news already, that Dick's Sporting Goods has announced they will cease selling what they and leftist malcontents & politicians call assault rifles and that Dick's will engorge their dickheadedness by banning sales of firearms to anyone under the age of 21. Since I have not blogged in a week or so though, I am going to comment on this new dickhead policy made by a company ever so appropriately named and will tell you what I am doing about it in my own little way (which is something I think you too should do).

First off, as you likely have gathered by what I just wrote above - I think the policy is ridickulous. It is also, or at least should be, an outrage to all rights loving Americans. Banning any adult under the age of 21 from purchasing a firearm, when it is otherwise legal for an 18 year old or older person to make such a purchase is a blatant act of age discrimination. That is abhorrent alone but even more so if you imagine a member of the U.S. military, who is 20 years old, being turned away by Dick's when trying to legally purchase a sporting or self-defense rifle! Damn, we send them off to war to defend our nation and our principles and put them is harm's way but we won't trust them to purchase a firearm for personal use until they hit the somehow magical age set by Dick's that makes selling them guns suddenly okay!

It seems obvious to me, after reading the above linked article from which I am about to quote, that Dick's came up with the new policy out of only one real concern - that of liability:

"Stack said the discovery that Dick’s had sold a gun in November to suspected Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred the company into action, even though it wasn’t the same weapon or type of gun used in this month’s shooting.

“But it came to us that we could have been a part of this story,’’ Stack said to the Times. “We said, ‘We don’t want to be a part of this any longer,’” said Mr. Stack.""

Stack is the head of Dick's and is acting like one, specifically like a dickhead, in my opinion. That they don't want to be a part of it only seems to me to mean they do not want to face the liability that may be associated with such a shooting had they sold the firearm to the shooter. It certainly does not mean, again in my opinion, that they feel for the victims and are doing this out of some sense of being able to prevent such shootings in the future because they kept on selling guns to those under 18 all along after prior mass shootings committed by others - some of them under 21. As I see it, it was only after a heinous dirtbag psycho shooter purchased a rifle from them, albeit not the rifle used in the shooting, that they suddenly said - hey we have to stop selling assault rifles and stop selling to anyone under 21. It is a disgrace and a clear indication that Dick's is living up to its namesake.

As if that was not bad enough, Walmart reportedly also has announced that it has jumped on the Dick's bandwagon and that it is also going to discontinue sales of firearms to anyone under the age of 21. They already stopped selling so called assault rifles years ago, something I did not realize or not recall I guess since I cannot remember ever purchasing a firearm from them and thus have little interest in what type of guns they sell or do not sell.

The current situation though is amazing in as much as I have not seen or heard even one word of condemnation from either of these retail giants about the failure of law enforcement to prevent the Parkland, FL shooting; not one mention of how the current gun control laws have failed to deter such shootings but instead have created soft targets such as gun-free school zones in which children can easily be massacred; not one word about how to really and reasonably protect our children while not stripping of us our rights; not one word about the mental health crisis that has spawned such shooters because they have lived with zero outlets for their frustrations and such non-violent wussification all too often cumulates in an explosion of violence, against they who cannot or will not defend themselves, by those so deprived.

So what is one to do? I for one am going to close my Dick's Scorecard account and discontinue shopping there. I am also going to stop shopping at Walmart and tell them to close my online account. I will also contact both companies and inform them of my displeasure with their policies and to let them know because of those anti-gun policies, I will no loner shop at either. I also will, of course, continue to champion the right to keep and bear arms as best I know how. I think you all should do likewise.

All the best,
Glenn B