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BIG HAIRY NEWS EDITORIAL – Despite my long-held conservative beliefs, incidents in the last few days no longer allow me to be silent about the subject of firearms. Pretending guns are not to blame for gun violence is the same as saying rocks aren’t responsible for stoning injuries – both can kill, both want to kill.

This reality vividly hit home with me several nights ago. While watching television I thought I saw something skitter across the floor down the hallway. When a search of the area turned up nothing, I decided to turn in and go to bed. What happened next changed my thinking about guns forever.

 

Killer gun

Imagine my horror as I pulled back the covers of my bed, only to be staring down the barrel of my loaded Berreta 92FS INOX 9 mm pistol. I ducked as a shot rang out, and as I bolted at least two more rounds impacted the wall beside me. I heard the gun hit the floor and knew it was right behind me as I ran for the door to the garage.

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  1. grayscape

    December 21st, 2012

    Are you sure it wasn’t the leprechauns or gnomes? You can’t be too careful with those little fuckers running around…

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  2. Doc

    December 21st, 2012

    Whoa Scooter, that WAS a close one. I’m gonna start keeping a closer eye on mine. Especially that sneaky Mossberg!

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  3. Nutjob

    December 21st, 2012

    See, unlike you Cardigan, I took my gun to sensitivity training years ago when I saw something wasn’t right.

    My gun use to cock and load itself and point itself at whoever disagreed with it.
    Fortunately, my liberal therapists pointed out that it wasn’t people or the person but the gun itself.
    So now my gun no longer points or randomly shoots people since therapy, and my gun now realizes it was and has been the NRA and the 2nd amendment all along.

    Pierce Whoregun must be proud to be such a superior thinker and problem solver. Felons will probabaly stop committing crimes immediately because of him.

    I envy those with a double digit IQ like shithead Pierce Whoregun.

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  4. old_oaks

    December 21st, 2012

    Fcuk! They’ve got me surrounded, all I tried to do was give them a loving home!

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  5. Moe tom

    December 21st, 2012

    I just took a 3 year Re-up in the NRA.

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  6. Moe tom

    December 22nd, 2012

    Figure I can learn how to control that little bitch of a Walther PPK.

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  7. scribble

    December 22nd, 2012

    Put mine in the garage and just like my car, doesn’t move unless I control it. That includes my lawn mower and gas powered weed whacker.

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  8. Bad Brad

    December 22nd, 2012

    Moe tom, Hell know, it’s related to Piers Morgan. Brits never made anything worth a shit. Well maybe that motor they put in the P51, but that’s it.

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  9. grayscape

    December 22nd, 2012

    After 12 beers or so I’ve noticed my tools can get pretty dangerous….

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  10. Claudia

    December 22nd, 2012

    Have you ever seen a mass of whirring flying DVD discs coming at you because you had cross words with a cousin of theirs – a CD?

    Well, let me tell you; it was Hell! I had to promise them all vacations in Europe, all expenses paid! I haven’t told them I don’t know where the money is coming from.

    They are gathering together several times a day to plan their trip. I’m in fear for my life, but I’m hoping that our benevolent government will think about banning CDs and DVDs soon. I don’t know how long I can stall them.

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  11. Angrymike

    December 22nd, 2012

    Doc
    You think that mossberg is sneaky, I got a Japanese Nambu pistol that sucker is sneaking up on me constantly, I may have to nuke it…………

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  12. old_oaks

    December 22nd, 2012

    Moe, I’m DONE with the NRA.

    I signed up years ago and never received my Charlton Heston Signed Silver Bullet key chain, so F the NRA!

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 22nd, 2012

    Oh thank goodness it’s not just me!

    You see, even my cast iron skillets have been plotting against me. They sit there on the shelf, menacing… Mocking me, conspiring with the olive oil… It’s extra virgin, so it doesn’t exactly know what it’s doing right now, but soon…

    I shudder.

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  14. Jeff

    December 22nd, 2012

    Well, that is what you get when you go sleeping with other calibers.

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  15. Moe tom

    December 22nd, 2012

    Old Oaks. My NRA silver bullet, signed by Mr. Heston, was confiscated at Newark Airport some years ago. A young TSA girl bend on saving the country from terrorism informed this 67 year old white male that the item on my key chain was a “missile.” I kid you not. I objected. A supervisor was called. I was pulled off to the side and started to argue that the bullet was harmless.
    No go. The idiot supervisor sided with idiotess. Not wanting to miss my plane, and ruin the trip for the rest of the guys in my group. I removed the “missile” from my key chain.
    Note that a set of keys in the fist of a bad guy is as dangerous as a knife.
    So fuck the TSA.

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  16. Lowell

    December 22nd, 2012

    I just make it a point to have a group therapy session with all my weapons. Usually involving a field trip to the range or a buddies house (same thing, he has a private range). They get to run around outside, make a lot of racket, get all hot and exhausted.

    I have found it necessary to include short and long guns in each outing as a beneficial part of diversity. Keeps one group from feeling neglected or marginalized.

    They fuss a bit about the bath afterward, but they pretty much agree the Hoppes DOES smell nice.

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  17. Aunt Liz

    December 22nd, 2012

    This explains a lot! My blow dryer is always trying to drag me towards my bathtub full of water, and my curling iron is ALWAYS trying (and sometimes succeeding) to burn me!!

    So much for this inanimate object crap! :(

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  18. J Galt

    December 22nd, 2012

    The NRA’s Wayne La-P(olice)-Air recommendation to combat school shootings is to put a federally funded policeman in every school? What the fuck? A federal police state is the BEST the NRA can come up with to protect our inalienable rights? The NRA wants to expand the number of SHEEPDOGS to guard the SHEEP? Think “Homeland Security” and “TSA”. How’s that working out for ya? It may be time to give up on the NRA. The NRA has lost sight of the mission that used to be the protection of inalienable rights.

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  19. J Galt

    December 22nd, 2012

    What happens when things are slow on the police beat? They look for interesting things to do occupy their time. See the recent dash cam video from Texas for an example of police work to prevent littering. Police in every school will soon give us videos of kids strip searched for chewing gum in class.

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  20. Ten Megaton

    December 22nd, 2012

    Wished I hadn’t bought that camo Ar. I can’t see it coming.

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  21. Tim

    December 22nd, 2012

    My TIG welder keeps doing shitty work on aluminum.

    The prick thinks I’ll just keep on feeding him Argon …

    Ha ha ha!!! They’ll never get over on ME!!!

    I know where the breaker box is!!!

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  22. RANDO

    December 22nd, 2012

    Hey Brad- The PPk is good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for anybody.
    Mine was mae by Interarms in the USA.

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  23. Bad Brad

    December 22nd, 2012

    Rando, I bet your Kimber is more obedient. LOL.

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  24. serfer62

    December 22nd, 2012

    Dummies!!!

    I bought a gun safe!

    My only complaint is its to narrow to sleep well in it.

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  25. Dagny

    December 22nd, 2012

    Brad,

    I’m glad you’re here. I’ve asked your objections to Matt Bracken, and here is his answer:

    Magazines are the weak point, in terms of putting semi-auto pistols and rifles out of action.

    Ban mags over 10 rounds, make that a felony, and voilà, most semis will be useless until factories gear up to make ten rounders that cannot possibly be modified to accept more than that number.

    Manufacturers won’t dare to make anything else, and “stamped sheet metal mags” are a lot harder to make than you might imagine. Can you make them? Reliable ones? If you have a friend who could make them, would he be willing to be sent to prison for making them for you? I doubt it.

    Perhaps thousands or millions of gun owners will hide their full-capacity Glock or AR mags, and in the meantime, buy new ten rounders. But the full-cap mags will need to be very well hidden, since they will be the same as hiding heroin, meth, C-4 etc, in terms of prison time if you are caught.

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  26. Bad Brad

    December 22nd, 2012

    Dagny:
    “stamped sheet metal mags”

    Very easy to make. I own a precision machine shop, thats my wheel house. There are other manufacturers here too. Perhaps they will chime in.
    I would not run the risk of doing something illegal, nor would most owners. The steady supply of black market mags will most likely come from some guys in their his garages, or the night shifts of some large sheet metal shops. But there will be a supply.

    He didn’t address the revolver point I brought up or the hunting rifles with fixed magazines. Go back and ask him what impact is this going to have on the 1911 community. Probably the most popular semi auto handgun out there.

    I’m not the smartest guy on the planet, and he might be right that thats what the legislation will look like, but the impact on gun violence and gun owners will be nil. I hope that’s what the legislation looks like. I think it’s going to be a lot worse.

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  27. Dagny

    December 22nd, 2012

    Thank you Brad! I will ask him about “the impact is this going to have on the 1911 community.”

    One more question, If you please: what about the reliability of garage-made magazines? More precisely: what about the risks involved in using a weapon loaded with a non-precised magazine? Could the user of such a weapon easily lose his fingers or something?

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  28. Bad Brad

    December 22nd, 2012

    Dagny: Trick question. 1911 is arguably the finest combat handgun ever designed, largest magazine they come with hold 8.

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  29. Dagny

    December 22nd, 2012

    Maybe the Obama admin won’t magazines per se. But the overarching concept of Bracken’s thesis is very relevant, I should think: the Admin will try to have Congress pass a law that ban DE FACTO a large class of weapons; but that looks constitutional on paper, de jure.

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  30. Bad Brad

    December 22nd, 2012

    Dagny:
    They will be coming after anything they define as an assault weapon. All of them. Look at the players, Fienstein, Biden, and a host of other super liberal idiots that really do not have the ability to see what the problem or the cure is.

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  31. Blacksmith8

    December 22nd, 2012

    Seems like it’s time (yet again) to thoroughly document a deep sea mishap (that was NOT planned) wherein certain ahem weapons that I may have acquired become LOST at the bottom of the sea.

    “Honestly, it was dark, I fumbled for a flashlight, SPLASH, the whole case and everything locked up tight inside when into the briny depths.”

    No really, that’s how it happened. (this time)

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