Saturday, May 31, 2014

The "More Perfect" Gun

"Glock Perfection" is Glock perfection - not necessarily everyone's perfection. You first might assume that it is the best that Glock could do, and that - when Glock dragged its feet about reasonable innovations, like nested recoil springs and adjustable backstraps - Glock thought HE knew better than you. But "Glock Perfection," at its core, is a marketing slogan, an advertising tagline. 

There is no perfect gun. Everyone has to adapt to the weapon they choose, for multiple reasons.

But When The Balloon Goes Up blog asked if there is a perfect gun, Ron Larimer went through a laundry list of guns that are close, but are not quite there. And the Glock 19 was at the top of his list.


I think with guns we are where all forms of attempting perfection will be: not quite there.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. [emphasis added]
- Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
So what gun would be my perfect gun? Well, here was my input to Mr. Larimer's essay:
Ruger SR9 would PROBABLY be my “more perfect” choice. It fits my hand perfectly, but - for me – it’s extremely top heavy, so I’d probably exchange the adjustable backstrap for a lead one. Three dot sights make my eyes wig out, so I’d have to get rid of a couple dots. Oh, and wait, I’ve never fired one. D’oh!
Time to try one out and see if the SR9 is perfect - for me.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Two Americas

We are awakening to two Americas: free and slave.

I know that the word "slave" is a charged term that has a biblical force for many people in our country, especially since slavery was framed by race in our country for hundreds of years. But !!!

If the banks that kowtow to FDIC regulation that frames gun dealers as "high risk" not slaves, then I abandon all future attempts to frame a debate - or understand my outrage - unless someone can offer another term. "Robots?" "Lackeys?" "Cronycapitalists?"

We are sliding toward two Americas. The market will fill the void that banks will surrender for want of candy and Coke, privilege and pussification. The market will rise to the occasion with cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding. Mark - my - word.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nation-State Democracy and Nice Things

Why do incumbents get reelected? Because people think they represent their local interests. And that is why we can't have nice things like representative democracy. Throw in  the nation-state's proponents using gross simplifications like "village" and "community" to push its meddling, giving us the illusion that one-size-fits-all solutions are viable, and we will be forever saddled with a idiotic Congress.

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Government "Solutions," Part 2

Government "solutions" are new problems in cheap disguises.

The chief reason that government fails is: it violates the "nonaggression principle."

Solutions are infinitely better, if they are achieved through voluntary exchange, cooperation, and just plain volunteering. Government solutions are poisons: mandates, regulations, "laws."

Name your elixir, but they are pretty much the same thing: libertarianism, anarchocapitalism, anarchy, voluntaryism.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Plausible JFK Theory? Part 3


I really suggest watching "JFK: Smoking Gun," before learning too much about what the documentary offers. If it proves to be just a bunch of falsehoods and amateurish stupidity, then at least it is entertaining. The #1 reason to watch a movie: entertaining escape.

Here is the gist of the movie:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Wondernine 2.0

"Wondernine 2.0" on fledgling sister blog The .35 Caliber Solution.

I read gobs of articles about the miraculous 9mm round in the early '90s, albeit the majority were in a  Handguns or Guns & Ammo 9mm one-off magazine, so the validity of the arguments were tainted by a need for conformity and esprit de cartouche. For a short time, everyone was on board with theadvantages of the parabellum. The U.S. military had adopted the Beretta to conform to NATO standards and to replace the old warhorse that "technically" had not been manufacturer for the military since 1945 (but had "technically" been "remanufactured" for decades). U.S. police departments had finally "caught up" with "some" European police departments by switching to autoloaders predominately in 9mm. Concurrently Glock burst on the scene with marketing schemes that included strippers and generous trade in programs (that made Glock the biggest gun wholesaler of firearms for a while).

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Plausible JFK Theory? Part 2

My Frame of Reference for "JFK: The Smoking Gun"

I do not have a unique frame of reference for analyzing or forming an opinion about the Kennedy Assassination, especially for my age.

I'm sure I heard something about it, while still in high school. Well, maybe. The 20th anniversary of Kennedy's death would have been the year before I started high school. But I digress.

I distinctly remember sitting through Oliver Stone's "JFK" with friends in college. It must have been during the first few days of my final semester of my senior year. I'm sure I had plenty of time for entertainment, because I was only taking two classes and doing a pretty poor job at my second internship.

I found the Oliver Stone's version of the events to be quite compelling. Though I was quite irritated with the use of a composite character by the name of "X" played by Donald Sutherland. That story-telling tool negated from the believability of a grand government conspiracy in my mind. BUT the behavior portrayed by Joe Pesci playing Jack Ruby made the possibility of a group of conspirators, though bungling - as opposed to a lone Lee Harvey Oswald - appear undeniable.

After watching (or maybe before) Oliver Stone's "JFK," I bought the Groden and Livingstone's High Treason. I thumbed through the photos, started to read it, and then put it down. Maybe I just didn't want the drama or consistency of Oliver Stone's treatment to be sullied. Maybe I wasn't that interested.

Then sometime in the next few years, I picked up a copy of Don DeLillo's Libra. I only made a few pages into that novel, and then I was done with the JFK Assassination for a few years - or a couple decades.

My general concern with our over-reaching federal government - illustrated by the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals and the Snowden NSA revelations, among many other transgressions - combined by Netflix's streaming of new JFK conspiracy documentaries piqued my interest again about one of the two biggest (alleged) government coverups during the twentieth century (The other being Pearl Harbor).

"Dark Legacy" alleged George H.W. Bush's involvement in the Kennedy Assassination in ways that I forgot, because I did not find them that compelling. But it was intriguing that Bush appeared to be a CIA operative in the 1960s, even though he later claimed that before becoming CIA director that he had never been "employed" by the CIA. Combine that revelation with the truth about Obama's mom's CIA connections and you've got a regular old Illuminati-like cabal. But I digress, again ... and I don't even think I finished that documentary. Was it too implausible to digest?

 So finally, through Netflix's see-into-your-soul-and-know-what-you-want-next algorithm, I ended up watching "JFK: The Smoking Gun."

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Plausible JFK Theory? Part 1

I finished watching "JFK: The Smoking Gun" yesterday. It presents a compelling theory explaining the inconsistencies in the official Warren Commission story and counters some of what is generally accepted among conspiracy theorists.

I found some of the information about frangible ammo a little misleading, but I do not believe that those "errors" give sufficient grounds to negate this "new" theory.

If I only had this movie as a reference for the theory it presents, then I would find the theory to be even more plausible than those theories that focus on the "grassy knoll," LBJ, George H.W. Bush, etc.

Though the theory presented in this movie does not seem to have gotten a lot of press (or I have been living under a rock without MSM), I feel that it is worth looking further into, especially since it points to a growing problem that we have in our country, in a round-about way.

The documentary is currently available on Netflix.


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Statute of Limitations on Administration Corruption?

What is the statute of limitations on Federal Administration corruption? The Obama Administration seems to think - or at least, wants to get away with - crimes that have been committed in the recent past, BECAUSE they have devised their own impromptu statute of limitations.

"What difference does it make" that the Administration is responsible for deaths, as long as they are before an election and serve the Greater Good?

It is coming to a point where Federal "officials" could be subject to arrest in component states of these united States, BECAUSE the Administration feels fit to snub its nose at the separated powers WITHIN the Federal government.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

NPR Versus Ruger

Tom Gresham interviewed Mike Fifer of Ruger at the NRA show for his Gun Talk podcast (4-27-2014 Part A).

During their discussion, it came up that Mike Fifer had done an interview, and that NPR had later taken that interview, inserted its own interviewer's questions, and had published the interview as its own.

A side-by-side comparison of the real interview and the "manufactured" interview , I hope, will be very informative.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Civil Rights Versus Tyranny (Correction)

Moms Demand Action Ignorance is about to lose the Facebook "like" race to a pro-gun news site. LOL. And a hardy-har-har for the fact that the "official" Everytown For Gun Safety "likes" have been cut down to a realistic 37, from the borrowed number that was originally showing in its retreaded Moms Demand Ignorance page.

The Truth About Guns: 156,300 likes vs. Moms Demand Ignorance: 157,200 likes

The Truth About Guns on Facebook.
The Truth About Guns @

Correction 5/2/14
Apparently I was wrong. The "real" Everytown for Gun Safety has over 300,000 "likes." But it is just about impossible to find on Facebook. Weird. Bloomberg, Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Everytown for Gun Safety appear to have a social-media mess.  More on this later.

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