Inside the Twisted Mind of A Gun Control Advocate: William Wesling Nagel Edition

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wikipedia.org defines an idée fixe as “a preoccupation of mind held so firmly as to resist any attempt to modify it.” That’s as good a description of the civilian disarmament mindset as you’re gonna get. For an example, check out the comment made by Mr. William Wesling Nagel above. He’s responding to a post on the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebook page which suggests that supporters . . .

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OMG! An Open Carrier Walks with Walker! OMG!

Open carry advocate Bill Pollster before the Walk with Walker event in Sheboygan, WI (courtesy sheboyganpress,com)

“What was supposed to be a gentle promotional stroll along the Sheboygan lakefront Friday morning by the state’s first lady, became a bit more concerning to those attending when a local gun-rights advocate showed up with a semi-automatic rifle strapped to his back and a holstered pistol hanging from his waist,” sheboyganpress.com reports. Reading that lead, clocking the pic above, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is another story about an open carry advocate carrying a firearm in a place at a time calculated to cause concern amongst the gun muggles. The following sentences by reporter Jane Roberts do nothing to dispel that impression . . .

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Question of the Day: In Whose Direction Would You Point This Gun?

You don’t have to know much about history to be aware of the centuries-old enmity that exists between the U.K. and their neighbors across the channel. Which explains why even now, in the 21st century after all the wars and insults, proud Brit Colin Furze felt compelled to construct something designed to hurl more than just epithets in the general direction of the French. He used a pulse jet-powered fart gun (held in place by a set of appropriately pasty giant buttocks) to hurl flaming flatulence at England’s froggy neighbors. And that got us thinking. If you read yesterday’s post listing some of the more noxious gun-grabbers who roam the land of the free and the home of the brave, you’re aware there’s no shortage of fart-worthy eminences on this side of the pond. If you had your own flaming fart gun (and had paid the required $200 tax stamp, of course) in whose direction would you fire it?

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Gear Review: Strike Industries Ambush Sling Loop

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It isn’t often that I find a new part or gizmo and say, “Huh! I guess I needed this more than I thought!” As I’ve been practicing my running, gunning, and slung up shooting in anticipation for a seven-mile biathlon this fall, I have been making a lot of changes to my gear. To be honest, a few months ago, I decided to stop thinking too much about what I was using for kit and just trying everything. And to quote one of my fantastic instructors at the SIG Academy, “Your gear is either fighting you or helping you.” With that in mind, I’ve been trying everything I can get my hands on, and I’m stunned at how simple Strike Industries’ Ambush Sling Loop appears to be, and how goshdsarn useful it has become . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Pregnant Woman Edition

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Deputies: Pregnant Woman Killed While Admiring Gun Collection the miami.cbslocal.com headline proclaims. Of course, that not the kind of passively constructed story that we’re used to hereabouts. The header clearly suggests that there’s a killer to be named later. Yup, you guessed it: the gun. “The Citrus County woman and her husband were looking at the gun collection belonging to her friend William DeHayes in Brooksville when DeHayes .22 caliber revolver discharged and hit the wife in the head. Katherine Lynn Hoover, 25, was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where doctors removed the woman’s baby, but he did not survive. Hoover died early Sunday.” Sad. The news org dishonors their memory by . . . continue reading

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Austin MDA Moms Protest Open Carry Group…Topless

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I’ve spent some time in Austin since RF moved down there and have come to love the place. Sure, the majority of its residents’ preening leftist moral narcissism can be exhausting, but by and large, the capitol makes up for it with an undercurrent of libertarianism combined with great music and a fantastic food scene. So all of that said, no one who’s had much experience with the town will really be surprised by the fact that some local MDAers did their best to keep Austin weird (not to mention a little nauseating) Saturday, with a topless protest of a Come And Take It march. And from the accounts, they were every bit as coherent and high minded as you’d expect from a brace of bare-breasted Shannon shills (possibly NSFW photos after the jump) . . .

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