Sunday, March 31, 2013

And now for a laugh.

The next time you get into a gun debate with someone online, and the subject matter turns toward "assault" weapons, send them this:

This isn't democracy.

This is pretty disgusting. No matter your thoughts on guns, this isn't how voting should happen.

This needs to stop.

Monday, March 25, 2013

People from states other than Maryland - your assistance is needed!

A while back, shortly after the Newtown shootings, my friend Kizz asked for some help. Before she got involved in the gun debate, she wanted to be more informed about the laws regarding firearms, specifically AR15s (since that's what's been in the news lately). I offered to help. I saw this as a great way to educate myself as well as a more liberal-minded friend.

And then lots of stuff happened, and life got in the way, and I found myself overwhelmed with everything that involved more brain power than the absolute basics like showering and eating.

So we're asking for your help. We've got Maryland covered, but if you live in a state that isn't Maryland, we need your input. To quote Kizz,

If you can distill what you learn into a paragraph ... then I'll put up a post with all our paragraphs. You can give us the heads up that you're doing a state by saying so in comments below. I believe we can get this information on the internet and without too much difficulty.

Please, feel free to share what you know and/or can dig up here or over on her blog. And please, be polite. This is an opportunity for those of us firmly on the pro-gun side to educate those who really don't know the laws. Kizz has a decent readership, and she's willing to learn. Please don't just link to your state's laws - we want the basic information.

Thanks for any assistance you folks are willing to provide!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Speculation: building a 300 Blackout SBR.

I'm starting to research putting together an upper. Not sure if I'm going to go through with it - I'm in the brainstorming stage. Chris suggested I look at going for 300 Blackout, since I've also entertained getting a suppressor.

The problem I'm encountering right now: what in the world is the deal with buffer weights? I don't care quite as much about the tube length - I'm still getting an adjustable rifle stock for it. Lead the blind, will ya? Do I need a lighter weight buffer, or can I stick with the standard weight?

I'm still doing my research, but dang there's a lot of conflicting information out there. My brain hurts. :)

Oh, does anyone know anything about this item?

Expect more questions as I attempt to navigate through planning this build. I'm an idiot when it comes to this sort of thing, and I suspect I'll come across more mental roadblocks.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I HATE being part of the rumor mill...

Especially when there's nothing to substantiate the rumor.

That said, over on Arms and the Law, there's been an update on the Woollard case. And really, it sounds like we're screwed.

If anyone comes across a source, can you let me know? I'm unable to comment over there and any email attempts have been ignored in the past, so I'm unable to ask him for his source.

ETA: Substantiated. Dammit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SB281 - more effort is needed, folks.

Go read. And keep the phone calls coming.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Some of you might find this interesting.

A friend of mine is doing a series of posts on the Federalist Papers. He's attempting to translate them so normal folks, not just history and politics dorks, can fully understand them. Go check them out!

Monday, March 4, 2013

So SB281 went to the House.

And the final testimony was heard at almost 4AM on Saturday morning.

Here's one gem from the day:

More later.