An Indianapolis City Council member demonstrated her integrity over the last few months with regard to a new tax measure. You see, a new ordinance was passed that expanded the police taxing district from the old city limits to the county line. The problem is, there’s another ordinance that prohibits the discharge of firearms within the taxing district, so they accidentally outlawed the discharge of firearms for the entire county, including rural areas. Don’t worry, a fix is already in place by the mayor’s office. The integrity issue is that Democratic Council member Angela Mansfield, who unsuccessfully tried to expand the discharge prohibition to the county lines in 2007, was aware of the potential issue for some months, but kept mum until the ordinance was passed. “I was quite tickled to death that the mayor was able to accomplish what I couldn’t years ago,” said Mansfield. . .

Three men in Diego Martin, Trinidad were arrested on Thursday for possession of narcotics, ammunition and a monkey. Yep, a monkey. Police executing a search warrant for narcotics on one man’s home discovered the three men, 464 grams of marijuana (that’s 1 pound, a little more than would fit in a gallon ziploc), the monkey, and three rounds of (unspecified) ammunition.

Is Obama really just trying to help the environment? According to a press release, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is adding two new employees, a Hunter Outreach Specialist, and a Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, thanks to the spike in federal grant money. Record gun and ammunition sales have resulted in significant increases in funding available to wildlife management agencies. The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, or Pittman-Robertson Act, places an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment at the manufacturers’ level. The income from that tax is made available to wildlife agencies throughout the country through federal grants.

Taofledermaus drops the (.22LR) hammer on some non-newtonian fluid. Just weird.

 
It’s not strictly guns, but… Special Operations Command has “completed ongoing testing and field evaluation studies” of a Plasma Knife. Not as a weapon, but as a lifesaving device. The biggest immediate risk of death in combat operations is exsanguination (that’s where the red liquid hits the ground). Proponents of the device say that it can help save lives by allowing field cauterization of potentially fatal wounds. Wired has the details of the man-portable device, which could also be used as a surgical cutting instrument.

Dynamic Pie Concepts introduces the Reduced Size Target System, a value-added force-multiplier for any systemic training package. The patent-pending Diminished Target Unit allows the individual operator to zero their weapons system where distances are limited by range space. They have t-shirts here.

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31 Responses to Weekend Digest: Range Space Edition

  1. I hope Angela Mansfield loses her job in the near future. I fear she probably represents a moonbat bastion and will leech off of the public for a long time.

    • It’s easy to speak Gummintese/Proposalese. Just string 35 non-related words together in one long sentence and there you have it.

  2. TaoFledermaus should have hit the gummy with a 9mm FMJ round. It would have settled the caliber wars. My guess it would have gone through with more retained energy which would prove that the 45 is the more damaging round since it would have dumped more energy into the target.

    • No one thing will settle the caliber war, both rounds have been around since the early 1900’s, it will probably go on forever.

  3. The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, or Pittman-Robertson Act, places an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment at the manufacturers’ level.

    This crap needs to be repealed ASAP.

  4. Statists are just such devious monsters. In a better time, this creature would be tarred, feathered, and carried about town on a strake to the jeers of her fellow citizens.

    Perhaps we shall enjoy that pastime again, in America.

  5. She and the others like Ms. Watts are what I call T.W.A.Ts, “These Women Are Terrorist’s” and need to be put on a watch list.

    • They are called, generally, special taxing districts. Depending on your State and County rules it is possible for your local municipality to treat areas within the Municipal Limits as if the area is a giant Home Owners Association and your elected leaders are running it. In Florida they are called Community Redevelopment Districts (CRA’s) and are a way to fund pet projects in certain areas of town. In other States they are called Taxing or Assessment Districts and are a way for the Town/City to exercise control over the surrounding unincorporated areas.

      Whatever you call them and however they operate, the politicians who support this kind of crap need to be removed from office at the earliest opportunity.

  6. Recipe: Lampooned Tyrant.

    Ingredients:
    1 tyrant . 3 parts pine pitch. 1 part turpentine. 1 lbs of feathers, preferably white and downy from the undercoat. 1 split fence rail. Several lengths of bailing wire. 4 stout porters. A large crowd of indeterminate size, a town line and a strong alcoholic punch may be added to taste.

    Combine the pitch and turpentine in a suitable kettle or cauldron over low heat and stir until the whole attains a consistency that will coat a paddle or spoon but also pour freely.

    While the mixture combines prepare the tyrant by stripping and binding it. It may be helpful if the tyrant is bound to a tree or post before the next step.

    Once the proper consistency is attained the mixture may be poured or brushed over the tyrant. Apply it so as to liberally coat all surfaces or the feathers will not stick properly. Once the tyrant is evenly coated with the pitch mixture the feathers may be shaken or thrown over the tyrant, or else the tyrant may be rolled in a bed of feathers spread on the ground. If using this latter method, be sure to spread the feathers over an old bed sheet or tarp so that dirt is not trapped in the pitch.

    When your tyrant is coated in enough feathers that the majority of the pitch is covered you’re ready to bind the tyrant to the fence rail. Traditional presentation demands seating the tyrant upright on the rail, with the legs and wrists so bound as to keep the tyrant upright as if riding. If you’re in a hurry or hosting a less formal gathering it’s perfectly acceptable to bind the tyrant beneath the rail so that when carried they depend from the rail by wrists and ankles.

    Your tyrant is now ready to be run out. Typically the tyrant is dashed with all haste to the nearest city, county or other jurisdictional line, often then being ceremonially thrown over it, but if you’ve prepared a holiday tyrant you may wish to parade it through the nearest population center. Patriotic songs or slogans may be sung while the tyrant is run out, and usually punch made with liquor is served along the route.

    Alternately a tyrant may be hung from a tree after having been run out, either by the ankles so that they may be viewed by passersby who were unable to attend the running out, or by the neck in the event that the lampooned tyrant is of the most egregious variety.

    As with all recipes, the type of tyrant you have and locally available ingredients will influence how you prepare and run out your tyrant. It’s perfectly acceptable to alter the ingredients list or method of preparation to suit availability or local tastes.

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