Archive for the ‘GWoF’ Category
I’ll admit it’s ugly, but:
“It’s a town of trees, and now, when you look out, you see a superhighway,” Fisher said. “It feels like the tornado blew through here and knocked all our stuff down.”
except for all of the fear of dying, and actual death, and property destruction. WSDOT removed some trees from a right-of-way in order to construct something that’s been at the forefront of the local news for the last 20 years. I’d say that’s enough warning.
Also, since when was a two lane in each direction road a “superhighway”? Last superhighway I saw was 880 through OAK – land a 747 on that fucker, no problems. Cross traffic, too.
“I want to know where their fear comes from”
You can’t negotiate with them. You can’t understand them. We can only defeat them.
Want a free Larue to replace it? Mark Larue is offering the closest Larue product to replace your busted Swan gear. This is to assist him in a lawsuit against Swan/ARMS. For those that have not been paying attention, Dick Swan is claiming ownership of throw levers as used on firearms. I have a few Swan/ARMS products; fortunately, they work.
Anyway – pass this on. The offer extends to the unit level – if you have a couple hundred busted Swan mounts, get a couple hundred free Larue mounts in exchange.
Michael Yon has another depressing dispatch about embed treatment by the MOD; check it out. Remember, Yon is supported by donations; if you want more truly indy journalism out of the war zones, hit his tip jar.
A fairly silly bit of puffery about the mullet was picked up by the AP this weekend; light-hearted though it may be, they took the time to get in some jabs about gun owners:
According to Ashley Doane, the co-author of “White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism,” which examines white culture, ethnicity and stereotypes, the term “mullet” has evolved from a hairstyle to a pejorative label similar to “redneck,” “hillbilly” or “white trash.” All those terms can carry negative stereotypes of “barefoot, beer-swilling, cousin-marrying, NASCAR-loving and gun-toting,” said Doane, a professor of sociology at the University of Hartford, in Connecticut.
Project much? Short of cousin-marrying, I’ve done, been, or am all of those things. Looking around, I see Ashley is a Marxist, among other things:
Early in the 20th century, revolutionary socialism was not only gaining momentum but appeared destined to conquer the world. By mid-century, the red flag flew over capitals in Eastern Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central America; by the 1970s over one-third of the world’s population lived under socialist regimes. All that has changed. With the 20th century drawing to a close, the political map of the globe looks very different: most socialist states have collapsed, revolutionary movements have been abandoned, and the United States stands as the world’s lone superpower. This unique volume examines these changes–the “defeat” of Marxism–and suggests that the present historical juncture is but a temporary setback in the march of the working class. The authors propose that Marxism remains the most useful approach in understanding and explaining contemporary capitalism and its decay, as well as the only path toward the liberation of society from class exploitation.
From the introduction to Marxism Today.
I guess I’ll have to go on a crusade and find the state laws which appear to prohibit Tannerite from being possessed in various states. I was prompted to look into Oregon by DoubleTapDrew’s assertion:
It’s legal. They need a centerfire round to be set off so I don’t think it’s much of a concern to the ATF. It’s not like someone will bring a few pounds of the stuff on an airplane then pull out an AK-47 to set it off.
Here is Oregon, chapter and verse:
Ry Jones here, Assistant Director of the Boomershoot. The ATFE definition of explosive does not include the detonation method; that an explosive is or is not impact sensitive does not matter when it comes to laying out rules for handling, transport, or storage. For that matter, it doesn’t matter when it comes to prosecution, either.
Please choose your battles with the ATFE wisely. If you want to read the “bible” of federal explosives law, read the Orange Book. DoubleTapDrew, you’re from Oregon; here is what appears to be the law that applies:
480.210 Certificate of possession required; exceptions; display of certificate upon demand; defenses.
(1) A person may not possess an explosive unless:
(a) The person has in immediate possession at all times during the possession of the explosive a valid certificate of possession issued to the person under ORS 480.235; or
(b) The person is licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to be a manufacturer of explosives, a dealer in explosives or the authorized agent of such a manufacturer or dealer.
(2) A person in possession of an explosive shall display a certificate of possession upon the demand of the issuing authority, a magistrate or a law enforcement agency, public fire department or fire protection agency of this state.
(3) It is a defense to a charge under subsection (1) of this section that the person so charged produce in court:
(a) A certificate described in subsection (1)(a) of this section that was valid at the time of the arrest of the person; or
(b) Proof that the person is licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to be a manufacturer of explosives, a dealer in explosives, or the authorized agent of such a manufacturer or dealer. [1971 c.518 §3; 1999 c.980 §3; 2007 c.71 §159]
I don’t know how a plain reading of the law squares with your statement that “it’s legal”. Yes, if you have an ATFE license, it is legal. As I said on my blog, those $295 DIAS in Shotgun News are legal, too.
I already linked to Washington law in my previous post.
Some anti-fun maroon stuck together a video to demonize recreational explosives. Joe’s daughter, Kim, appears in the last quarter of the segment. Too bad the anti-fun maroon is a TV station in Atlanta;
In your recent report on explosives availability, you include a segment at 3:35 of Kim Huffman; her father, Joe Huffman, is a licensed manufacturer and dealer in high explosives. Your inclusion of the clip implies that Kim is shooting Tannerite; however, the video is of Kim shooting Boomerite, which had been manufactured by Joe in accordance with his license.
Once a year, the Boomershoot manufactures over 1000 pounds of high explosives for recreational use. We’ve been featured in Newsweek, Outside Magazine, and many local media. You’re welcome to stop by next year; this year, we detonated a toilet for Dave Barry.
As to the general tone of your production, I disagree; unsafe use of explosives is a self-limiting problem, no laws beyond those Darwin outlined are required.
Assistant Director, Boomershoot