Now this makes Papa Lane smile. “Here. Vicious ghosts against Special Forces troops.” Oh, yeah, that’ll do nicely.
Although they’ll probably wuss out and come up with some ‘scientific’ explanation for it all. Not necessary, guys. They can be vicious ghosts. We won’t quibble about it.
Found here. Short version? …Comments traffic gold, baby. Comments traffic gold. Which was not the reason why I wrote the article, but people do love to discuss how and when to introduce firearms into your fantasy RPG campaign.
Look, let’s be honest: this Federalist article on why you should never bring a dildo to a gun fight is great. Well-written. Relevant. But… it’s simply not as cool as this Jorg Sprave video on the subject.
Yes. The guy who does the slingshot videos. And yes, what you are about to see is everything that one might hope for from the intersection of these two topics.
With a population of about 680,000, some 83 percent of which is African-American, Detroit’s growing embrace of Second Amendment rights has a racial component that is not unique to the city. According to a recent survey from Pew Research Center, 54 percent of African-American residents nationwide now see legal gun ownership as more likely to protect people than to put their safety at risk. That figure was up from 29 percent two years ago.
“If anyone should have the right or need to carry a gun, it should be the African-American community,” Philip Smith, founder of the National African American Gun Association, told Reuters.
Damned straight. Continue reading Legal gun ownership booming in Detroit.
Never give an order that you KNOW will be disobeyed.
The administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo agreed on Friday to suspend a plan to require background checks on ammunition sales, putting in doubt part of the gun control law that he considers one of his proudest legacies.
To wit: “Generally speaking, it’s probably good advice not to try to commit a crime at a business that sells Class III firearms. ” Read the whole thing, although you probably can guess what happened. Not to mention, how it ended…
If I had to bet on just one conspiracy theory about the Obama White House, it might be the seemingly outlandish idea that he actually works for the gun industry and gets a cut of every AR15 and box of ammo they sell because there can be no other reason they do so many things calculated to sell more AR15s and accompanying ammo than have ever been sold in the history of mankind.
I find this theory intriguing, and wish to subscribe to Mary Katharine’s newsletter. Continue reading Quote of the Day, Maybe Barack Obama Just Owns Stock In Freedom Group edition.
The device itself consists of a clear plastic “docking station” that slides on to the end of the gun, and the projectile, which looks roughly like a clown’s nose.
When the officer feels the need to discharge the projectile, he squeezes the trigger on the live round in the chamber, which travels down the barrel, smashes into the back of the projectile, and then continues downrange embedded in the projectile, which is supposed to strike the threat with enough force to put him on the ground, but won’t (hopefully) kill him.
In other words, this device takes a reasonably efficient kinetic energy weapon and converts it into a distinctly less efficient kinetic energy weapon. By blocking the muzzle. Now, I’m no gunsmith, but that doesn’t sound like a very smart idea… especially since you can’t make a firearm ‘safe’ to use on other people. Physics has the final vote; and it is the consensus of physics that when you throw a physical object at another object at very high speeds, there’s going to be a reaction at the point of impact. In other words: if you’re knocking somebody down, you’re running a real risk that you’re also going to mess that person up.
I understand that people don’t always want to face this, but a gun is a thing that kills. Don’t carry one outside of a target range if you can’t make your peace with that. And for the love of God, don’t make a cop wear a clown nose on his gun, either.
See, this is what epistemic closure looks like.
“We are launching two enterprise projects across our newsrooms this month. The first will deal with the creeping influence of heroin in our communities. The deadly drug has quietly taken over, reaching across all age groups and eclipsing meth as the recreational drug of choice,” [Civitas Nedia Content Director Jim] Lawitz began.
“The second project examines the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits across the U.S. Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon,” Lawitz wrote in the email.