2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My witty FaceBook banter...


Penned this in the parking lot after having to deal with a douche who not only cut over 6" from my front bumper but then after I honked at him got along side me and threatened me with a.....shovel?  Or at least the handle of one protruding in the front street between him and his mate.  Seriously, the guy got along side my passenger side and I could see him mouthing "F*#k You!" while thrusting the end of this shovel or rake or whatever at my direction.  Seriously?  I have pointed out in some post about how a shovel is a legitimate hand to hand weapon and all but really....part of my witty FaceBook reply...

I got your plate # too.... Oh yeah, and a Glock... Last time I checked Glock beats shovel....and most things really...it's like rock ....nothing beats rock.....paper beats rock?..,.no, rock beats the crap out of paper....ever see anyone put a piece of paper on a rock as a " rock weight"?...yeah, me neither

Kind of making some satire in that, but seriously, in this day and age where CCW licenses are at an all time high you would actually try and start a confrontation like that...and bring a shovel to a gun fight?  Not like that I would of satisfied his desire to have a mano-a-mano talk like that, but jeez....


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The AR is a gadget...so says Wired.

Came across this article on a WTA thread...pretty decent write up from what I would call "a neutral observer" in most regards reporting on what has become truly a societal phenomena.   I think I may have stated here or on some other medium that it does not surprise me that millions of AR style rifles are in the hands of Americans.  Is been our primary service rifle for over 40 years and there are many, myself included, that shot their first "real" gun with a M16 in their hands at basic training.  Also, being that its a military firearm in use it also is recognizable to the point that it has been put to use as a prop in Hollywierd and other entertainment realms, both good and bad, as well as the massive video gaming industry...where it indeed is a superstar of sorts.  All of this lead to the sales numbers that the article alludes to and also espouses some of these same observations.

Anyway, bit of a long read but worth it for the readers of this or other similar blogs....

The AR-15 Is More Than a Gun. It’s a Gadget

Friday, February 22, 2013

Gun range Harlem Shake...

as a follow up to yesterdays ONG Harlem Shake video....


Buy a Shotgun

...so says the VP.... You've heard about it, here's the vid of it...


....that's good advice....not disregard the rest of the crap in the video and buy a shotty if you haven't already.... They are fairly cheap still and ammo is still available.  The 12 or 20 gauge round is highly effective in self defensive situations...providing you step outside and fire "two blasts" into the air thereby rendering you temporarily unable to defend yourself until you reload.  Not saying a 12 gauge side by side (double barrel) is a bad choice, certainly better than none, but gee, what if there are 3 of them there fellas trying to get in?

your choice....

or...


God, what a tool....

And try this...place a book or magazine over the left side of the video when the questions are asked....is it a woman asking them...hmmmmm

Hundreds show up to bury Royal Marine after vicar posts a plea on FaceBook

Story here...



Hundreds of people braved Wintery weather to bid farewell to a man that very few of them knew.  James McConnell died in a British nursing home at the age of 70 with very few close family members.  A vicar (clergy) that was to service the funeral thought it would not be right for the former Royal Marine to be buried without anyone in attendance so he put out a plea on today's modern sounding board, FaceBook.  Many of them were Brit .mil types that came out to ensure that one of their own would not be laid to rest without the proper dignity and honour that they had earned. Quoted from the article:...

 "It was mentioned wrongly that he did not have family; the corps family is bigger and better and than most people would know about."

Yesterday I lamented on not being in the military any longer, you now can see part of the reason why.  That unspoken bound of brotherhood extended to one another created by shared respect and sense of duty. It extends across nationalities too among civilized people of the world's military forces as we all recognize the shared dangers of the profession and acknowledge the same courage to carry on even when we face off across a battlefield.  Although it is lacking in modern times, the code of Chivalry still echoes in the hearts of those that believe that while countries fight wars, men fight each other and must do so with the respect of their enemy as well as their friend.

RIP James McConnell.  You were a Royal Marine and that's good to go in my book.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sandy Hook shooting linked to video games....

The FBI has released some hypothesis about the Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, and are painting a picture of a disturbed youth who sat by himself playing violent video games for hours and fantasized of besting Norwegian killer Anders Breivik.  Lanza's heinous act at this school has been the driving force behind many anti 2A initiatives in this country recently.

While many, such as "On Killing"'s author LTC (Ret) Dave Grossman (of the Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdog analogy fame), have sought to make a definite link between these "murder simulators/trainers" as they are often portrayed, I think that you also need to take a look at what else was going on in the head of this young, disturbed man. Of the folks you know that play games such as Call of Duty and the like, how many also fantasize about topping Norwegian killer Adners Breivik "score" of 77 murders in 2011?  How many have disfunctional home lives - okay, probably a lot in this day and age.  My point is this though, while playing games such as COD may indeed trigger some thought processes towards violence, it does not directly lead to murder as some would have you think.  If that is the case nobody would be safe as at any time there are over a half million people or more around the world online playing these games. 

Here is something to think about as well, video games have had a rating system and supposed "regulations" against people getting them younger than they are supposed to be for the game for years now...thanks Tipper.  But yet, despite this, Lanza, who was 20 and able to purchase any game he pleased, still was able to do this horrible crime.  Do we still think that regulation is the best way to prevent crime if only the "good" people intend to obey laws written for criminals.

I wonder if we will see a violent game ban coming, probably not as a large demographic for one of our two major political parties includes young gamers that they rely on for voting.  I wonder what it would be like if all of a sudden games were scarce and going for double or triple their normal price?  Video game horders?

Anyway, speaking of violent video games, here's a chance to watch Adolph Hitler being offed in various ways via a "kill cam" in the WW2 themed shooter Sniper Elite v2.....yeah, its pretty violent....


ONG Harlem Shake

I am not going to try and bluff that I even know what the Harlem Shake is, my connection to pop culture is at best tenuous since about 1999 forward.  However I do recognize at least one face in this video, the female soldier that starts off the dance and the guy that comes running through with the bird outfit on deployed with me.

If I am not mistaken this was taken in the weight room / gym of the General Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio, where the command elements of the Ohio National Guard are quartered.  Yep, these be REMF's for the most part and I was indeed one of them there at that location for more than a few years as a full time AGR soldier.  The original weights in that room we received after the Lucasville Prison Riots in 1993 from the prison itself, as they had been used as weapons at the time.  A small group of us that worked out at the time took several weeks to disinfect and repaint everything before we put them in the room.  I had an opportunity to work with a former guard that was taken hostage (who was a key state witness in sentencing 5 of the inmates to death in the trials afterwards) at my current job.  He passed away a few years ago due to medical issues, some as a result of his abuse at the hands of those animals.

Anyway, less I digress into anything even more depressing... enjoy the video.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I miss the military...

Looking over some pics of mine on FaceBook this morning and realized that despite knowing that the ups seem to be less frequent than the downs, I miss being in uniform.  No chance to re-enlist as old and out of shape I am (are the mid-40's that old?) and also due to the fact that since I retired the first time I would need a waiver to get back in....plus "Household-6" would probably have a few impolite words to share with me if I did...

This sucks...but then again, everything sucks.....

Still, I miss it....

The sense of belonging, the sense of doing something that (sometimes barely, but still...) matters, the camaraderie among soldiers, the waking up in the early morning and being part of a culture that most will never know, sitting on the side of a mountain somewhere I would never of gone on my own and seeing just how damn beautiful God makes the world.... Sure, it sucks...a lot...at times.  But there is just something about being in uniform among brothers from other mothers (and some sisters too) that you wouldn't understand unless you have been there...

Me, third from left, and some of my former brothers on our way home in 2007...

Luckily for me I have a group of mostly other vets (with a few civilians in there that are both fine Americans and would of made great soldiers!) that I shoot with a couple of times a year, the Posse.  I have written about a few of the shoots before.  No we are not a "militia".  We get together, build a fire and camp and exchange stories about the old days and scuttlebutt and then wake up in the morning and have some range time....complete with prayer before and a safety brief.  We are old soldiers but still loyal Americans.  Its a great group of guys and the closest I guess I get to having that sense of belonging with people that have paid the price of admission to be in the circle, so to speak.  Its good enough most of the time but still I long for my youth...
that's "Armed and Free" for those of you that don't speak dead languages.....  You got 3 senior NCO's, A Ranger, A Sergeant Major, A SEAL, Grenada vet from the 82nd, one active duty member represented in this pic... and every single person in the pic is a shooter and worth hanging around with..not bad company by a long shot....

Want to see some comments, what could the .mil do with this?


Personally, I see all types of applications, basically anything going to the field could use some of this stuff if applicable.  Also, I wonder if coating subs and ships in this stuff would enhance speed and fuel economy for the Navy?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guess who's buying a Demon Hunter CD on iTunes tonight...

Pic and story are self explanitory...


Little taste of the band....I like



And for those of you whining about torture....fuck you.  We had a little scavenger hunt party back in 2006 for some 101st Airborne guys that got over ran while on over watch position at a bridge...when they were found...dead, booby trapped, bound and having been obviously tortured before being killed I didn't hear any international outcry over that. 

Chicago Police Chief says a mouthful...mostly foot mind you...

Meet Gary McCarthy....head cop of Chicagoland....



Chicagoland is apparently a mythical city within America where people in positions of power can get away with saying stuff like exercising your 2nd Amendment rights constitute a threat to public safety. 

Well, he also blamed "government sponsored racism" and Sarah Palin for Chicagoland's gun violence too...oh yeah, and that legally armed citizens in his city would be shot by police as well who apparently are not trained well enough to distinguish a legal carrier from an imminent threat.

You know, when I see extremest postings online about revolution and fighting in the streets against the police I pretty much let them wash over me like small waves at the beach.  You don't worry too much about the small ones unless them come rapidly in a row, which may signal the approach of a much larger wave.  Seeing alot of those small waves lately.  This guy and the LAPD police chief that states that his officers weapons are not defensive that they are there to intimidate the population.  Hmmm, guess I am lucky that here in Cbus we have a fairly decent police department as far as I can tell and where I live North of the City, the county Sheriff's department is squared away too.  Doesn't hurt that I know several local LEO types that I grew up with or interact on line with.  It seems that not everyone lives in such trusting coexistence with their local LE departments.  Seems to me that a lot of the folks wearing the badge and uniform of a cop are much like the folks I met in the military, seeking a career in that field because they are attracted to the lifestyle/adventure and/or see it as a noble way to make a living.  Most of them seem to be strong 2A supporters. Unfortunately, you always have those individuals in the ranks that do or say stuff to ruin it for the rest of them.  Unfortunately for the po-po, it seems a lot of those types are senior leadership that may or may not be in their current jobs due to performance but rather their ties to the political unions that the police are in and other political entities at play. 

In the end, what really should we expect from their Chief of Police, recruited by Rham Emanuel from the streets of Newark, NJ...where bullets with holes at the front are inhumane but the fact that 1 in 3 pregnancies is terminated by choice rather than medical necessity is not...

Still, despite this there is still one fact that nobody can ignore...





Friday, February 15, 2013

Montana Zombie Outbreak Hoax

In case you missed this gem...TV stations EBS system hacked....classic...


Monday, February 11, 2013


Well, despite my efforts to cancel the order before it shipped, I got my K-31 this past weekend.  To tell you the truth, after looking it over, I am keeping it.  Going to see if I can make up the purchase cost by freeing myself of something else, but I really don't know what yet.

I bought this from SAMCO listed as a "cracked stock", although looking at it I will be damned if I can find where it is cracked at.  And despite not paying the "upcharge" to get one, I did receive a slip of paper under the butt plate saying that this rifle (at least the stock) had belonged to "Christian Hauser".  The receiver and bolt match (serial number indicating it was manufactured in 1938), but the magazine and stock do not match.  So sure, its a Frankenrifle, but its still a Swiss K-31, which means its probably one of the finest frankenrifles I will ever own.  No small wonder looking at it why the Swiss are well renound for their mechanical skills at watches and such.

Range report and more pics forthcoming in a new segment I am working on for the blog "Huey's Cruffers Corner"

2A scenes from the Ohio statehouse

Last Friday, there were numerous pro-2A rallies held at statehouses across the country that were loosely organized on the internet.  They were organized to bring awareness to the issue of impending legislation that will dramatically impact our constitutional rights to bearing arms.  I was not able to participate in one here in Columbus due to work, but I was able to take a few pics as it literally happened on the street below my office and I went down and walked around at lunch.

View from 38 stories....not many visible among the crowd but you can see bits of yellow from Gadsden flags.  Weather was cold and damp that day....

Here are a couple of like minded individuals that allowed me to take their picture.  I promised them I would hide their identities.


Most in the crowd seemed to be carrying AR style rifles, while some played it safe and I saw some Mosins in the crowd....you know, in case the police got a bit "grabby".  Speaking of police there were multiple squad cars and both the Columbus PD and Ohio State Highway Patrol (who secure the statehouse) were present.  In strict contrast to other "demonstrations" of this past year, there was no yelling, no obscenities shouted and no threats of violence.  Yep, all those guns and nobody got hurt...imagine that.

My coworkers (at least the liberal ones) were up in arms and some even called the police.  A friend that works for a group that provides "courtesy patrols" downtown (and is very pro-2A) said they were inundated with calls, to all of which he asked "well, what are they doing illegal?" to which he received (generally) stunned silence.

Got to love that right to peaceful assembly.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

K31 order canceled....

Called SAMCO and cancelled my order for a K31.  Got some bad news last week in regards to my wife's employment so I had to reign in the spending on it.  Damn, really wanted this rifle too....

One better day soon hopefully....


NRA Knife

Got a package (thick envelope actually) from the NRA yesterday with my gift for renewing my membership.  Its a little rosewood handled knife, maybe a 2" blade.  Its marked "stainless" on one side and "440 China" on the other, not surprised there.  Anyway, decent little knife for doing something I, and everyone that is a gun owner, should be doing anyway.  And of course Wayne LaPierre had a note in there to send more money....

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Warm Bodies....RomZomCom


You've heard of zombie comedies....ZomCom's..... Zombieland and Shaun Of The Dead for example...

You've heard of Romantic Comedies....RomCom's.....too many to mention...pick some chick flick comedy...

But have you ever heard of a RomZomCom?

Try watching Warm Bodies in the theaters now....here's the first 4 minutes...

The movie centers around a helpless zed named "R" who stumbles around an airport along with other zombies bumping into things and narrating how much it sucks to be a zombie and not being able to relate or feel anything toward other creatures.  Unlike other zombie flicks, "R" and his pals seem to have a least a very primitive memory of their past lives as some seem to continue to do what they did while alive (man a metal detector, mop the floor) and recognize each other, even uttering small works with meaning "eat".  At one point there is a flashback to the days prior to the apocalypse where "R" remembers how people could communicate with one another...and therein lies the theme for the movie.  For you see in the flashback, nobody in the airport is actually communicating face to face, but rather through cell phones, laptops and tablets and other electronic media.  The entire movie is about taking time to really communicate with your fellow human beings and how that really makes us alive.

"R" and his crew go out to get something (someone) to eat and run into a group of scavenging survivors and begin to chow down.  After eating the brains of one member of the group, Pere,  - in where we are informed that eating brains causes zombies to get glimpses of their dinner's past and feelings - he sees and falls in love with the now dead Perry's girlfriend, Julie...who just happens to be the daughter of the very anti-zed leader of the remnants of humanity locked behind a high wall.

Without giving too much away, the more time he spends with Julie, the more and more human "R" becomes and his influence on the other walkers leads them to change as well.  This is much to the dislike of the "bonies", zombies that have totally given up any remnant of their humanity and are reduced to violent skeletons with bits of flesh still attached.  In order for "R" and his zed friends  to be a "good" zombies the writers had to create "bad" ones I suppose.

In the end its love that finally turns "R" human again and others like him that still yearn to be human, the bonies get the bone and everyone lives happily ever after.  I took my wife and 10 year old daughter to see it and they liked it...of course they watch The Walking Dead with me (abet I censor certain subjects in it from the 10 year old).  Its a good date night flick and has both romance and zombies, something for each of you.....I'll let you decide who is watching it for the zombies and whom for the romance.