Idiot Gun Driver of the Day. Tanks are apparently hard to drive. A collector in Oregon purchased a 1969 Chieftain battle tank, and it was to be delivered. However, when the delivery truck driver got there, he found he couldn’t make it up the last hill. So, he unloaded the tank on the side of the road, and an employee of the buyer decided to try and drive the tank up the hill. Hey, he had the manual. He failed. Twice. The tank slipped out of gear, rolled back down the hill, across the highway, and through a guardrail. So he tried again, with the same result, but through a different guardrail. The driver was cited for reckless driving and first-degree criminal mischief. The guardrails sustained $1500 damage. The tank, being a tank, was unscathed.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League included a reminder in their Monday update that Delaware no longer honors Virginia Concealed Handgun Permits. Delaware does still honor both Utah and Florida nonresident permits, however, and both of those states have options available to Old Dominion residents. Utah concealed permit information can be found here and Florida concealed permit information can be found here.
This is gun-related, I promise. OK, maybe not now, but given enough time, I think it will be. In case you hadn’t heard, Amazon.com is planning on trying a program of delivery drones. The drone-based delivery service will be called Prime Air, and would be able to get customers their merchandise within 30 minutes of pressing the “Buy” button. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave 60 minutes an “optimistic estimate” of 4-5 years until the service is available. Check out the rest of the story, with video, over at HuffPo. (Sorry)
A couple weeks back, NRA president James W. Porter II wrote an editorial for The Daily Caller about soon-to-be-not-anymore-Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and his all-consuming anti-freedom agenda. When asked about his commitment to gun control, Mayor Mike said “I put $600 million of my own money into trying to stop the tobacco companies … That’s one issue. Who knows with this?” Porter opines “Bloomberg’s comparison of the Second Amendment to smoking totally gave his game away. What he really believes is that our culture of freedom is harmful to us and should be liquidated a step at a time.” My question is, does Bloomberg still matter? When he leaves office in just a few short weeks, will his star (and his influence) be dimmed, once he’s no longer the mayor of The City That Never Sleeps, as Giuliani said, The Capital of the World? Or will he continue to remain front and center in the fight against liberty?
M.D. Creekmore over at survivalistblog.com has written an article titled Warning: Do You Recognize these Five Common Piles of Prepper BS in which he debunks some common things you hear around the prepper, surivivalist, and even gun-owning communities, such as “the golden horde” and “without rule of law.” It’s a quick, interesting read.
Primary Weapons Systems, the folks that brought us the Tactical Forearm Lengthener, have decided they want, as they put it, “a taste of that sweet reality TV show pie.” However, realizing they were “horrendous man-beasts,” they decided to make it animated. You can read the rest of the (short) story at the link above, and their “promo” video is below. They’ve been pretty entertaining this far, so I have high hopes.