When I wrote the piece describing why some women choose to “paint” their AR-15s, I knew I’d get responses telling me I’m not tactical and that I’ll likely die in a firefight carrying around that bright gun. These responses hardly offended or surprised me because as I said in the piece I wrote, I’m not tactical. And I never will be. Guns are a hobby for me. But rest assured, the Muddy Girl camo AR-15 isn’t my only rifle. Hell, it’s not even my only .223 rifle . . .
I believe guns should be properly secured. But I’m not an idiot. I know that children will get unauthorized access to firearms as surely as they get unauthorized access to porn and booze and cigarettes. The only gun safety parents can truly count on exists between their children’s ears. If the sprogs know the four rules of gun safety, if they listen to Eddie, if they learn to respect firearms in all situations, that plus secure storage (for little ‘uns) would reduce firearms-related unintentional injuries. At the risk of further inflaming my detractors . . .
I am often asked, “Why did you paint your AR-15 pink?” My most common response is, “It’s not pink, it’s Muddy Girl camo.” Other responses have included, “Because I wanted to,” and, “Because I can.” I even had one guy (a very gun-savvy individual) get rather snarky and ask, “What are you doing with a pink gun; hunting flamingos?” Of course any normal person knows you don’t dye your gun the color of the animal you are hunting. So after I almost gave myself a concussion facepalming . . .
“We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire,” ISIS proclaimed on JustPasteIt.com. “Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.” Whatever that means. What we do know is that the Garland, Texas jihadis came a cropper when a cop shot and killed them both. Assuming ISIS can launch fresh attacks . . .
Gary Slider of handgunlaw.us writes:
Texas will now honor Ohio permits issued or renewed on or after 3/23/15. Wisconsin honors Ohio in the same way. Both Wisconsin and Texas require a NICS check for them to honor another state’s permits and Ohio just went to the NICS check with their new law on 3/23/15. That is why Wisconsin and Texas will only honor the Ohio permit issued or renewed on or after that date. You can see the Texas agreement here and Wisconsin information is here. As for Tennessee, I made an error in the date the new Tennessee Parking Lot Storage Law goes into effect. It is July 1 and not the May date I originally posted. See the bill here . . .
After my father died, my mother continued to summer by the sea. One night, as my SUV’s tires crunched goodbye on the stone driveway, I looked back at the house. The weathered cottage was a softly-lit beacon glowing in the gloaming. This did not fill me with confidence. My eighty-something mother was alone, defenseless. I stopped the truck . . .
Maine may be the most likely state to pass constitutional carry next. The state is one of those which has has preserved open carry without government permission, though that can be said of over 60% of the states. In addition, The Pine Tree State has a quirky ‘shall issue’ permitting system that gives a little arbitrary power, in the form of a “good moral character” requirement, to local police or elected officials, if there is no police chief. The system was created in 1985, one of the earliest “shall issue” laws . . .
“There have been reports of executions with anti-aircraft guns in the past – as well as mortars being used to eliminate the enemies of the Kim dynasty that rules North Korea – but the images are the first hard evidence to emerge,” telegraph.co.uk reports. “South Korean intelligence sources stated that Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, had already ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year. The officials were found guilty of questioning the supreme leader’s authority and included a vice-cabinet minister who questioned Mr Kim’s policies on forestation.”
reason.com presented the above chart under the headline The Impossibility of Gun Control, In One Image. Uh, no. Gun control is never impossible. Inadvisable? Of course. Inexcusable? Certainly. Unconstitutional? Obviously. But always possible. As long as this country is home to elitist statists – redundant, yes, but it bears repeating – there’s a chance that perfidious politicians will infringe upon Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Ipso facto California. As for Reason writer J.D. Tuccille’s contention that the CA gun sales chart indicates the indefatigability of firearms freedom . . .
In the picture above, dailymail.co.uk blacked-out an image of the prophet Mohammed displayed at the art show that was [unsuccessfully] attacked by terrorists. Given the Land of Hope and Glory’s antipathy to firearms, I’m amazed they didn’t black-out the cops’ ARs as well. As many of our readers have pointed out, this was not the Charlie Hebdo attack the bad guys were looking for. Because guns! And Texas! More pics after the jump, including one with one of the offensive images [blasphemy alert] . . .
“Come along with me as I learn how to fire a gun for my upcoming ‘secret project,” Canadian Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell asks her YouTubers. “In this video I discuss the proper procedures, safety, rules & etiquette for going to the gun range and also cover some basic firearm safety tips.” So, let’s log this under winning, four rules and all. Although . . . “I don’t ever want to have a gun but -” A Hollywood anti-gun hypocrite in the making?
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is nothing if not mercurial. Run by former Monsanto PR flack Shannon Watts, backed by billionaire anti-ballistic bully boy Michael Bloomberg, MDA has focus-grouped their way through an endless series of pro-gun control marketing campaigns, never settling on any one message. Not that I’m complaining; the Moms’ lack of brand discipline is a blessing for firearms freedom folk. MDA has a new angle for Mother’s Day 2015. Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on your perspective), their latest effort is pro-gun safety – actual gun safety – rather than anti-gun agitprop. Or is it? Here’s their SMART crusade in an acronym-shaped nutshell . . .