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Dear Lefties…

Dear Gun Grabbers;

I won’t lie to you. We’re really pissed off about these new gun control proposals.

We’re pissed off because all of the proposed regulations are stupid, meaningless hurdles we’ll have to jump through. They’ll barely slow us down. They seem designed to piss us off and nothing more. They make absolutely NO meaningful change in the American gun trade. And it looks like most of it won’t even pass into law.

Take that “assault weapon” ban. Real, military-style assault weapons are already off-limits to ordinary citizens. Honest. So, last time, Congress had to come up with a list of characteristic that make a civilian weapon an “assault weapon.” Nearly all of them (like the example above from New York’s new, hastily slung together law) are purely cosmetic. They make guns look scary, but they don’t actually make guns deadlier.

I know. It’s hard to believe Congress would make such a big effing deal over stuff this idiotic, but I swear it’s true. You can look it up.

Or that thing with the high-capacity magazines. Some other time, we can discuss whether they’re dangerous. But, for now, did you know the “ban” only covered making new ones? All the old ones were still out there, still legal to own, still legal to sell, still on the shelves. We have gazillions of the things lying around. So anyone who wanted one could get one, no probs. Oh, and the same applied to “assault weapons.”

It wasn’t so much a ban as a making-things-somewhat-more-expensive-and-desirable.

So the upshot is, simply because we had this little national conversation about gun control this month, tens of thousands millions of new guns (and the ammunition to go with) have been bought and stockpiled. The NRA picked up a quarter of a million new members so far. Gun owners feel insulted and picked on. We’re madder and less willing to negotiate than ever, because we’re convinced that the whole idea of gun control has devolved into a bunch of petty bullshit reindeer games. We will put NOTHING on the table willingly in future.

And, in return, all you’re likely to get is that weak sauce executive order about CDC studies and gun lock standards.

I know why we’re mad. Why the hell aren’t you?

Sincerely,
Gun Nuts

Comments


Comment from Redd
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:32 pm

Don’t you know? Looks can Kill!!!1!!!!


Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:40 pm

Shhh…don’t tip them off. I just bought more stock in Smith and Wesson, Sturm Ruger, and Cabelas. The stocks have been appreciating nicely. Keep it up you patchouli soaked ‘tards!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:44 pm

S&W jumped 3% when he signed the EO, I understand.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:46 pm

Real high capacity select-fire weps aren’t off limits, but they are mighty difficult to obtain, and expensive. You have to get your local sherrif to sign off on your BATF application, then pay 200 bucks to the feds, then wait 3 – 4 months for approval, Then shell out 5 to 20 thousand dollars for your gun.

They are much cheaper on the black market, but you know how it is with us law-abiding citizens.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:48 pm

Or, wait…did I read that he didn’t actually sign an Executive Order, it was just a bunch of proposals? Life is so confusing when your journalists are all lying sacks of shit.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 17, 2013, 11:52 pm

http://www.nfasales.com/machineguns.htm


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 18, 2013, 12:31 am

There are foxes mating out there tonight. Loudly.

Sexy, sexy foxes.


Comment from Nina
Time: January 18, 2013, 12:52 am

You’re great when you’re funny, Stoaty, but you’re awesome when you’re serious.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 18, 2013, 1:00 am

Awwww, thank you, Nina. I sometimes feel I’m getting a “shut up and draw pictures” vibe from the internet, so I don’t do many talky posts.


Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 18, 2013, 1:03 am

Sexy, sexy foxes.

If that’s anything like Foxy Boxing, count me in!

/homer


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 18, 2013, 1:09 am

They make an ungodly racket. I keep flying out there, thinking something’s after my chickens.

Oh, and it’s a threesome. Santa brought me a nice, bright LED flashlight, so I can clearly see three sets of spooky glowing fox eyes.

Not googly or wobbly a ‘tall.


Comment from Tim
Time: January 18, 2013, 1:34 am

“Gun Nut” should have been my internet handle.


Comment from JeffS
Time: January 18, 2013, 1:57 am

Stockpiling weapons and ammo? Moi? And risk the righteous anger of pompous leftie pricks?

Perish the thought! Oh, I say, perish the thought!


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: January 18, 2013, 3:19 am

I ordered a pistol grip for our shotgun just so I could get some of that sweet sweet eee-ville high off of being all criminal-ly. I wish I could get pistol grips for other things, just so I could turn them into assault weapons.

Assault printers, assault blenders, assault frying pans. Heck, I should put one on the toilet paper holder. They could make them for those tiny little purse dogs!


Comment from Oceania
Time: January 18, 2013, 4:52 am

Ahhh you Americans!

Looks like Obama got the NZ Law book and copied it …
Pistol grips gone, normal grips fine. More accurate! lol!


Comment from EZnSF
Time: January 18, 2013, 5:13 am

A handle? We don’t need no stinking handle.

I’m starting to like the idea that our ‘American Idol-Springer-Oprah-Purple Dinosaur’ Gen Y with a missing chromosome-idiocy’ is coming to fore.

They’re making themselves more like fish in a barrel every day.

A couple dozen more pistol butts to the head just may finish them.

Now if Piers Morgan would just have an aneurysm, we could ship him back to Europe with a tin of cookies attached to his toe tag, and it could turn out to be an OK week.

All the parasitic gnats have done is too steel my, and millions, resolve to purchase high powered self defense.

Fucking zombies.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 18, 2013, 6:36 am

Per Instapundit: in the last two months, Americans have acquired enough firearms to equip the Chinese army and the Indian army.

When the SHTF, a lot of allegedly smart people are going to be very surprised.


Comment from MIke C.
Time: January 18, 2013, 9:31 am

“…tens of thousands of new guns (and the ammunition to go with) have been bought and stockpiled.”

Gross understatement, Ms. Weasel. According to official FBI stats on background checks (which are MINIMUM figures, since one check allows purchase of multiple weapons), sufficient guns were sold in Novemeber and December to give at least one new gun to each active member of both the PRC AND Indian armies. That’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 3-4 million guns. Magazines? Fuggedaboutit.

OTOH, the grabbers have achieved their initial objectives – so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” are no longer available. They’re all sold out. Magpul has backorders for over 1,000,000 AR-15 PMAGS (and that was LAST week.) AR-15 manufacturers commonly have backorder logs around 2 years.

FULL DISCLOSURE – I don’t own a scary AR-15. I own a not-so-scary looking Ruger Mini-14. Same ammunition, same capacity magazines (albeit a bit pricier), but less scary-looking so it doesn’t spook the Fudds. If I want, I can obtain the “furniture” to make it look truly ee-vil and swap it all out in 10 minutes or less, though.


Comment from MIke C.
Time: January 18, 2013, 9:41 am

Actually, Obama didn’t ban a damned thing. He decided not to stick his manhood in the proverbial sausage grinder, but rather to “lead from behind” and urge congressmen and senators up for re-election in 2014 to stick THEIR manhoods (AKA, cushy jobs) in the grinder.

My favorite part was him signing an Executive Order to appoint a new Director of the BATFE – something he could have/should have done at any time in the last 4 years with no EO. In fact, it’s just an ordinary part of his job to do such things, and in a timely fashion, but then, he’s not real big on that sort of thing.


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 18, 2013, 11:18 am

Well, I will state right now, as long as you behave yourself, and don’t break any laws, I don’t care what gun you own, nor the capacity of the magazine. ( Although I may confess why anyone would want a GLOCK is beyond me, the grip angle is atrocious, and the trigger is an accidental discharge waiting to happen. I shall stay with HK. I also don’t quite grasp the desire for the 100 round Beta-Mag. They are currently almost $300.00, and you can buy 4 30 round Pro-Mags for $60.00 ).


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 18, 2013, 12:16 pm

Updated that to millions.

Our first snow of the year is due today. We’re all stocked up and hunkered down. Why, we could get centimeters of the stuff!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 18, 2013, 2:14 pm

I love this ad. And not just because I’m an old woman.


Comment from Pablo
Time: January 18, 2013, 2:20 pm

My favorite part was him signing an Executive Order to appoint a new Director of the BATFE –

Yes, I too adore the part where he tells himself to do something. It worked for Gitmo, right?

They are currently almost $300.00, and you can buy 4 30 round Pro-Mags for $60.00.

You could, not long ago. Now, no one has them in stock, and at auction they’re going for upwards of $40 apiece. Stupid proggs.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 18, 2013, 3:02 pm

North Korea ain’t got time for no stinkin’ gun issues. Bigger fish to fry!: (from DPRK’s CNN)
http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 18, 2013, 3:45 pm

So, the govt that orchestrated the sale of thousands of “assault weapons” to Mexican drug cartels now seeks to prohibit the sale of the exact same weapons to Americans? How, um, interesting.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 18, 2013, 4:11 pm

I checked with some people and yes, if you don’t want to follow all the silly laws, you can get a proper M-16 or AK for about $1500.00. One site even threw in 30 rounds for free.


Comment from Pupster
Time: January 18, 2013, 4:37 pm

Good luck finding one, Bob. And the bullets to go with it.

My local gunshop got a shipment of AR-15′s, and had 10 that weren’t already spoken for. They were gone in an hour, with no ads or emails, just walk-in business at the counter.


Comment from kilroy182
Time: January 18, 2013, 5:38 pm

an M1A doesn’t have a pistol grip, and .308 leaves a bigger hole than 5.56, enough said.


Comment from drew458
Time: January 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

Damn, that’s one ugly rifle. The Italians used to make beautiful guns, what happened?


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 18, 2013, 6:33 pm

Pupster, that’s the average price for a grey/black market full auto. I suppose the previous owners don’t need them anymore.


Comment from Frit
Time: January 19, 2013, 12:40 am

Anything I’d have to say regarding guns has already been said, (my definition of gun control is the ability to hit what you aim at,) so instead, Stoaty, I love that advertisement too! Made me laugh when I saw it, causing Mr. Dragon to wonder what all the ruckus was about.
(He got a chuckle out of it too, when I showed him.) Thanks for sharing! :)


Comment from MIke C.
Time: January 19, 2013, 9:01 am

Uh, a legal M-16 will run you vastly more than $ 1500 US, if you can find one at all. Just looked on Impact Guns, and they don’t have one at the moment. Last time I saw one there, I think it around $ 15 K.

They do have this little beauty for a mere $ 20 K, though.

http://www.impactguns.com/dlo-1919a4-transferable-machine-gun-1919-a4.aspx

Nothing says “Happy!” like a belt-fed full-auto!


Comment from Nina
Time: January 19, 2013, 12:40 pm

I must share that ad, Stoaty. :)


Comment from SDN
Time: January 21, 2013, 1:35 pm

The bottom line is that the gun banners track record leads those of us who want the civil right of self-defense to treat any of their proposals as a hudna, the truce Muslims propose with infidels to allow them to build up enough strength to win by outright force. Better not to play at all.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 21, 2013, 5:58 pm

Mike C.

There’s nothing legal about these guns.

Anyway, I have enough expensive hobbies without burning through ammo like that. The local gun shop has a tommy gun for rent if I ever get the urge.

http://www.thebaronsden.com/tommy.php


Comment from Sigivald
Time: January 21, 2013, 8:47 pm

On the plus side, between panic buying and the (assumed) 100%-capacity manufacturing effort to support it, we should see some price drops (possibly even compared to before this panic) by year-end, especially when nothing at all comes of all this bull, apart from NY State getting sued.

(And probably losing, since “effectively banning all sorts of guns” is directly incompatible with Heller, and the US Supreme Court hates it when States just ignore its decisions.


Comment from Master Sgt, retired
Time: January 26, 2013, 11:40 pm

Around here AR15′s (Virginia) are simply not available, nor are their ammo or extended magazines.

They quickly jumped from about 1000 to 1500+, and a few of the last ones reportdly going for 2000. Having learned to hate that model in the Army, I’ll stick to better, cheaper stuff … though that’s dried up, too.

My chimney sweep came by this week and, seeing my front room full of gun cabinets, tried to buy … anything. But I won’t sell, sorry.

I don’t buy the theory that Obama is behind the Sandy Hook massacre, as an excuse to ban guns. However, at the rate prices are increasing because of it, we soon won’t be able to buy either guns or ammo without taking out a second mortgage.

I’m glad that one of my guns is a .22-cal pellet gun, hi-velocity target model (RWS). It was dirt cheap to stockpile 10,000 pellets, for small game, varmints, and — if necessary — two-legged predators. I recommend them as everyone’s NEXT gun.


Comment from Darvin
Time: January 29, 2013, 7:02 am

Dude, right on there borhter.

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