size matters (cont’d)

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  1. Now, I am not an attorney, or even a constitutional scholar, but I sure would be obliged if y’all would show me the part of the constitution where it says the government has the authority to dictate to me what I “need” and “don’t need”.

    The whole point of the Revolutionary War back in 1775-81 was that we don’t take to having our government tell us what to think, say, or do. In fact, we the citizens are the ones who are supposed to do the tellin’.

    We have gotten too far away from that, and we need to get back to it.

    Comment by Gomer — January 17, 2013 @ 11:39 am

  2. ^ Amen, Gomer.
    Well said.

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 17, 2013 @ 11:45 am

  3. As some Canadian fella said, on a different subject: “Because it’s my bloody RIGHT to do so!”

    Comment by mojo — January 17, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

  4. ^^Dittos

    Nice buffet for thought, Doug.

    BTW, What weapon has a seven round magazine?

    Maybe a sub-compact .45?

    Comment by mech — January 17, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

  5. ^ Standard 20thC 1911 mags (and even some made today) hold seven rounds;
    but most good mags now hold eight.

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 17, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

  6. I guess the best answer is: At 2300 rounds per minute, 7 rounds hardly gets my attention.

    Comment by Jess — January 17, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

  7. Can I kick the ass of the next person that calls an AK47 a “Machine gun”?

    Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — January 17, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

  8. Pretty much nobody who asks the question will hear the answer. The question is usually a statement with a vestigial question mark at the end.

    If someone *really* cares about the answer, I would first be shocked, and then explain to them briefly including facts about where and how violent crime actually occurs, how that relates to these horrible scary weapons, and explain briefly the history of disarmament and what follows, and then relate that to these horrible scary weapons.

    And then I would offer to demonstrate these tools at a range, and help them pick one out should they wish to.

    Comment by Merovign — January 17, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

  9. I love how all these feckwits who have never pulled a trigger in their lives are suddenly somehow experts on “what *I* need.”

    Comment by Henry Bowman — January 17, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

  10. I need more than seven rounds because NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!UNTIL YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAGAZINE AND A CLIP SHUT YOUR GOD DAMNED MOUTH!

    Comment by LyleLovett666 — January 17, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

  11. ^ *heh* Yeah, Lyle, that crossed my mind.

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 17, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

  12. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/the-chilling-words-of-the-muslim-mumbai-killers-recorded-during-their-murder-spree-keep-killing-keep.html
    To save myself in a situation like this.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 17, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

  13. or this:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oIAhQMTG-dU/TSqXWaHv6DI/AAAAAAAAFf8/OnIeSrLOEXU/s1600/brutal-germans-ww2-nazi-killing-squads-eisantzgruppen-004.jpg

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 17, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

  14. Here’s your answer:

    Firearms law does not apply to criminals.

    A real smart fella just pointed that out to me…

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 17, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

  15. My carry piece, a Sig .40, holds 7 rounds-7 hollow points, 180 grain-I don”t care if you’re hit in the arm or leg, a very large piece of any attacker is going to be blown off.

    Comment by MM — January 18, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  16. or this:

    From here: RTWT

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 18, 2013 @ 8:02 am

  17. Great piece, Doug. This is easily the clearest explanation I’ve seen for the necessity of “more than enough” bullets.

    Comment by Stilton — January 18, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

  18. ^ We know the difference between a magazine and a clip. It’s just easier to say “clip”.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — January 18, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

  19. Never get caught with your dick in your hand in a village full of hostiles (i.e., don’t run out of ammo before the fight is over).

    Love your blog.

    Comment by Wiccapundit — January 23, 2013 @ 6:56 am

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