TTAG Daily Digest: Not So Fast and I’m Bloody Furious

The only reason this website exists: I cannot leave well enough alone. Take, for example, John Brennan, President’s Obama’s pick for CIA Director. Sherman, set the Way Back Machine for September 2010 [via larouchepac.com]. “John O. Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Assistant to the President . . . has been linked directly through former White House National Security Director for North America, Kevin O’Reilly and ATF Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix William Newell, to Operation Fast and Furious.” Brennan flew to Phoenix and met with Newell, during which the ATF’s illegal anti-gun running gun-running op [sic] was discussed . . .

After which Brennan was fully briefed on Fast and Furious. Did ANY major news outlet mention this? No. Will the Senate hearings explore this issue? Nope. It’s a slap in the face of the parents of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, murdered by drug thugs wielding ATF-enabled firearms.

And now for your daily dose of gun control infamy and a few ballistic bon-bons . . .

Hoffman’s Gun Center and Indoor Shooting Range of Newington, CT calls their decision to restrict AR sales to Nutmeg State pistol permit holders “a reasonable act in an unreasonable time.” Because pistol permit training has what to do with rifles? nhregister.com

Thoughts From ‘A Good Guy With a Gun’: ban ARs ’cause they are “firearms that sportsmen don’t need to hunt” and “let’s mandate that gun-owners safely secure their weapons” (can’t wait for the home inspections!). With friends like these who needs enemas? huffingtonpost.com

Ban cop-killer SUVs and, especially (given Newtown) small tobacco cans.

One of Brennan’s pals perchance? “The gun, estimated to be worth more than $50,000 (£30,000), is believed to belong to drug traffickers.” bbc.co.uk

No “personal firearms” allowed at the SHOT show. (And the NRA Convention FWIW.) Go figure.

Will assault rifle ban end gun violence? What the hell kind of question is that? Still props to the PA CBS affiliate for coming to the right conclusion.

Vermont to Require NON-Gun Owners to Pay a Fine? Now that’s what I call a question. Or a pretty ridiculous political statement that gives ammo to the “anyone who wants an AR is a gun nut” crowd. thebigpicture.wordpress.com

Chrysler was a major taxpayer teat sucker that disappeared billions in bailout bucks all for the benefit of the UAW and Cerberus Capital Management. You know; the guys who created the Freedom Group (with ex-Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli as CEO for 28 minutes) which destroyed Marlin and bailed on the whole project post-Newtown to please the CA teacher’s union. And yet . . .

“We are thrilled to have Ram Truck brand return as the official truck of SHOT Show,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “The Ram Truck brand is synonymous with the rugged, outdoor lifestyle that SHOT Show-exhibiting companies celebrate. Their products and gear are right at home in a Ram truck.”

What are we chopped liver? Total media blackout on shooting where private citizen stopped mass murder by using a gun naturalnews.com

“Yesterday I became aware of a house bill here in Washington State [HB 1012] that aims to modify the current Stand-your-ground law, adding in a requirement to retreat before using deadly force if attacked in your home.”

“People say, ‘Are you a sniper in the military?’ and I say, ‘No. It’s just for fun.’” Rifle acumen yields a collegiate hotshot sfgate.com (of all people)

Auntie Beeb’s caption writer doesn’t diss hunters: “Wolves are pests for Sakha’s herders who rely on reindeer for a living.” But they just couldn’t resist using a cuddly pic.

Derringer derring do. Gun goes off in Silverdale store after falling out of customer’s coat [via seattletimes.com]

“I haven’t read anything about how many jobs would be lost if a sporting rifle ban was enacted.” Except that. Now.

Delhi Gang-Rape: Indian Women Stocking Up On Guns For Protection Well they would do, wouldn’t they? ibtimes.com

New $1099 stainless steel Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. How great is that?

Germany, for the first time, will be compiling a federal-level gun ownership registry. What could possibly go wrong? dw.de

Looking for a sure-fire way to cut gun crime in the District of Columbia (other than legalizing concealed carry)? Keep the ‘Skins in the game. washington.cbslocal.com

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30 Responses to TTAG Daily Digest: Not So Fast and I’m Bloody Furious

  1. avatarimrambi says:

    Vermont bill is a tax, that is the way it should be phrased. For those that do not buy a firearm will be taxed.

    Thanks to the SCOTUS ruling, people can be taxed for not buying an item, so there is nothing legally wrong with the tax.

  2. avatarThomas Paine says:

    I’d just like to take this moment to say THANKS to everybody for doing their part. Good job so far! Keep up the good work, the emails, the phone calls, the letters, the awareness, the positive arguments, the freedom. Thank you. Carry on.

    • avatarensitu says:

      Now tyhat alleral The TY’sare overafriggentotempole might wav e lovely colors in the wind
      Yeah I know
      code breakers are going “You woke me up for THIS!”
      LOL
      Yeah, We did, and the code is not even on this site.

  3. avatarMike in NC says:

    The 16.5″ black Gunsite Scout was already on my watch list. The stainless version (18″ barrel) being released makes the decision to pull the trigger on a purchase just a bit more complicated.

    • avatarRussell says:

      I got eh blued version and don’t regret it. Got 3 of the new polymer mags too. Great rifle!!

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      If either one crossed my path at a good price I’d be opening my wallet. I’m curious as to why they went to an 18″ barrel with the stainless. I like stainless (my stainless Mini-14 went three days covered in sweat and javelina blood with no detriment to the finish) but would prefer the 16.5″ barrel. 1 1/2″ doesn’t amount to much velocity-wise yet is much handier in brush.

  4. avatarJack_Samuelson says:

    Has anyone shot a Ruger Gunsite Rifle? I have always wanted a .308 rifle and I would not be opposed to something more compact; any info would be appreciated.

    • avatarensitu says:

      When I see a picture of a fallen American, a man that dedicated every working moment of his professional life to protect America, all of America, and then realise that Barrack Hussien Obamma and Eric Holder
      Conspired to engineer his death, and the death of MANY OTHER Americans.
      MY HEART BREAKS

    • avatarRussell says:

      I have one and the iron sights are good for 200 yard shots on a 12 inch steel gong for me. It’s a loud sob, but the easy handling short barrel gsr is magic in your hands.

  5. avatarPhydeaux says:

    Hopefully, questions about Fast and Furious will come up during Brennan’s confirmation.

  6. avatarCG says:

    I own a Gunsite, and let me tell you it’s a very nice gun. The barrel is free floated and very accurate, I think it’s a bit better than the Mossberg MVP only because it is in .308 . The Magazines are pretty expensive but the rifle as a whole is very adaptable. Anything more specific you want to know I’d be happy to fill you in on.

    • avatarensitu says:

      couldyoubeabiggernarc?

    • avatarMike in NC says:

      When you say “pretty expensive” I’m thinking you are referring to the original metal mags. Have you tried the newer polymer mags which sell for $30-40? Wondering if they are reliable.

      • avatarChainsaw Ninja says:

        A review on the polymer mags would be cool. I’ve been wanting that rifle since it came out.

  7. avatarRob says:

    The Vermont proposal: I’m 100% in favor of it. If they want to use valuable and costly police resources, they should have to pay for it. If they don’t, they should get a gun. Seems simple enough to me.

    The death of Brian Terry was what really set me off into the land of indifference on many things (Firearms, and the 2nd isn’t one of them). I’m mostly indifferent to our nation pulling itself together, and not going down the road that the Western Roman empire traveled.

    I figure we’re about 75-150 or so years, at best, before things really start to go downhill. Sometime before then I predict we’re going to have a major loss, (an EMP/CME, a major military loss, a loss of an aircraft carrier, a nuke going off in a major city that sort of thing…) people around the globe will realize that we’re not invincible, they’ll smell blood in the water, and we’ll be done. It’s happened before, it’ll happen again.

    One of our guys was killed, by a group of barbarians, carrying weapons given to them by another set of our own guys. That’s not the way a government that wants to continue to exist operates. That’s not the way a society that wants to continue to exists operates…

    Imagine a Roman Centurion along Hadrian’s Wall in the year 350 AD or so. Imagine him being over run and killed by bands of barbarian Picts and other non-Roman Britons who are carrying swords given to them by a Roman bureaucrat in Londinium.

    That’s basically what we’ve got.

    • avatarRussell says:

      75-150 years? That’s damn optimistic. I am in the 10-20 year camp myself. Sooner if they actually pass gun control with confiscation

    • avatarRobert Farago says:

      Same as it ever was.

      • avatarspeedracer5050 says:

        Nice “Talking Heads” song reference Robert!!!
        Have you or any of the other guys checked into the Guns Across America & More Guns=Less Crime protest’s scheduled for Jan 19th yet?

  8. avatarSDFreeman says:

    Congress should be discussing confiscating guns from the ATF for arming terrorists and complicity to murder in the death of Brian Terry and the innocent mexican citizens.

  9. avatarC says:

    http://www.facebook.com/BanTheFordMustang?fref=ts

    “This page was created to help the victims of the Ford Mustang Killings. All Sports cars should be regulated and Banned!” Assault cars.

  10. “Total media blackout on shooting where private citizen stopped mass murder by using a gun”

    I don’t want to use your comments for spam but I think this seems to apply.

    I am trying to collect a list a local media outlet’s tiplines(emails/webforms), so that we can distribute these stories or for that matter any other story/subject which needs national attention.
    I hope to use this subreddit to collect tiplines so we can spread the news to local outlets and subsequently be picked up by national media. if it takes of, maybe even create a website which will utilize the data to automate the process.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/spreadthenews/

  11. avatarAPBTFan says:

    There are so many things these days that break my heart but every time I see a picture of Mr. Terry it breaks a little more. From a fellow Arizonan, you will never, ever be forgotten.

  12. avatarIng says:

    Great. The national gun-grabbers want to legislate us back in time by 100 years and leave modern weapons entirely in the hands of criminals…and in my own state, some dingbat legislator from Poulsbo wants to tell me I can’t even use my own firearms — which happen to be of 19th-century design because I wanted them that way, not because the government told me I couldn’t have anything else — to defend my own home and family.

    Well, Rep. Sherry Appleby, I’ve already sent letters to Washington’s congressional contingent, so it won’t be but a minor annoyance to edit and send one to you, too. And while I’m at it, the magic of email will help me tell the rest of the state legislature what they ought to do with your duty-to-retreat nonsense (though I’m betting most of them already know). I can’t vote against you because I’m not in your district (thank God), but when you’re up for election, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure your opponent defeats you. Maybe Poulsbo is full of weenies just like you who don’t care, but I’ll make good and sure everybody in your district knows what you tried to do to our state.

    Okay…breathe. Got that out of my system, now it’s time to get to work on a polite, yet strongly worded letter. I know there are several other Washingtonians reading TTAG — let’s get to work and tell everyone we know to send this lady packing.

  13. avatarWLCE says:

    “Chrysler was a major taxpayer teat sucker that disappeared billions in bailout bucks all for the benefit of the UAW”

    actually the first bailout came in the form of the adoption of the M1 Abrams tank. The GM XM1, a superior design, was shelved for Chrysler’s XM1 which was one of the first bailouts that Chrysler received.

  14. avatarCG says:

    I’ve got a couple if polymer mags but I find that they don’t feed as well as the metal ones do, and for the applications you would use this rifle for, I’d rather carry a bit more weight in exchange for a reliable feed.

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