I hate zombies as much as the next guy. I mean the whole zombie phenom. In fact, the fact that puke green zombie-themed guns and gear have largely disappeared from the consumer market is one of my reasons to be cheerful. But I gotta admit zombies serve a purpose. The undead provide young ‘uns a safe not-to-say PC target for their caviar dreams and champagne wishes. I mean ballistic dreams and heroic wishes. And as long as boys and girls consider guns cool – which they are – our gun rights are safe. er. Safer. So it’s good to read [via latimes.com] that “the new Special Ops: Infected zombie apocalypse attraction will take over six acres of the Buena Park theme park’s Camp Snoopy kiddie land during this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm event.” Snoopy’s out. Zombies in. How great is that? During the attraction’s run 12 member teams . . .
A man and his wife see a neighbor drive up to her house. The neighbor is in her 60′s. As they watch, a strange man approaches her, speaks to her, then grabs her, drags her from the SUV, throws her to the ground and jumps in the vehicle. The wife opens the passenger side door, but is struck by the vehicle and knocked down. The husband fires several shots from a handgun. A short while later, the vehicle crashes . . .
By Cliff Heseltine
A while back I wrote a kind of half-serious article “In Support of the Zombie Apocalypse” and in the comments section engaged in a running defense of my assertion that there was no logical, rational way that such a condition as Zombie-ism, as depicted in modern fiction, could actually occur. Well, I stand (partially) corrected . . .
President Obama took a [planned] break from his Martha’s Vineyard holiday to address the situation in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. The Commander-in-Chief said he discussed the crisis with Missouri Governor Nixon and Attorney General Eric Holder (who’s headed to Ferguson to fly the federal flag). Obama said he “understands the passion and anger over the death of Michael Brown” and condemned people “carrying guns” during protests. He called for color-blindness and unity: “In too many communities, people of color are left behind and are seen as objects of fear.” As for police militarization . . .
For Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, every day is opposite’s day. If you or I were lobbying to Kroger’s supermarket chain to allow legal carry in their stores – which they already do – we’d highlight incidents where Kroger disarmed customers and employees were victims of violent crime. See? we’d say. A no-guns policy leaves innocent Americans relatively defenseless against criminal predation. Over at huffingtonpost.com, Moms jefe Shannon Watts uses these real-world incidents as proof that Kroger shouldn’t allow legal carry in their stores. Huh? you say. Here it is from the horse’s mouth . . .
“CNN broadcast a report Friday that showed the house, including the street number, of the Ferguson police officer who police say shot Mike Brown,” thegatewaypundit.com reveals. “The officer has been in hiding due to death threats since the shooting last Saturday. His name, Darren Wilson, was just released Friday morning. Another news outlet apologized for broadcasting video of Wilson’s home while others have virtually drawn a map to Wilson’s house for those bent on vengeance. Yahoo News named the community Wilson where Wilson resides and published a photograph of the officer. The UK Daily Mail also named the community, posted photos of the officer and gave a description of the house. USA Today also named the community and reported a local police presence. The Washington Post named the street where Wilson lives.” Etc. Are these media outlets right to ID Wilson’s 10-40? What public interest is served here?
Expecting Americans for
Final Responsible Solutions to moderate their hysterical anti-gun rhetoric is like asking Bar Rafaeli to wear a mu-mu on the beach. It ain’t gonna happen. For example: “Guns and alcohol don’t mix,” ARS’s recent fundraising email blast asserts, “so why is the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) considering allowing alcohol sales at gun shows? The Texas ABC released a proposal this week that would allow some gun shows in the state to sell alcohol. That means . . .
“Alaska Republican Senatorial candidate Joe Miller said granting legal status to a large number of illegal immigrants would lead to more Democratic voters, who would in turn enact more gun restrictions and promote more anti-gun judges,” theblaze.com reports. “’If 20 million illegals vote, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye,’ a recent Miller campaign mailer [above] says. During a Republican debate, Miller also made the correlation between the two issues, the Alaska Dispatch News reported . . .
Tommy Theis runs Arkansas-based Theis Holsters. He hand-makes every holster, mag holster, and belt that comes out of the shop, and test draws from each holster to ensure proper fitment. I really like single-clip, hybrid holsters, and thought I’d try one from Theis — their EZ-Clip — for my H&K P7 . . .
They say that the customer is always right. I disagree. I won’t go so far as to say the customer is always wrong but let’s face it – not everyone is right one hundred percent of the time. I personally strive to achieve the highest rates of perfection. Sometimes there are customers who give us joy when they enter and then there are those who give us joy when they leave. Here’s one I wish had never walked in my door . . .
“About this time last year, there was furor about state House Bill 2, the ‘open carry’ bill,” Geoff Pender writes at clarionledger.com. “HB 2 allows someone to openly carry a firearm. It caused an uproar, and litigation to block it, even though the state constitution already had given Mississippians such a right since 1890. In late August last year, with opponents warning it would bring ‘chaos’ and ‘the wild West’ and with no-guns-allowed signs popping up everywhere, the state Supreme Court upheld the law. Since then . . .
“I stopped him right there. I looked right across the table at Eric Holder – yeah, the attorney general of the United States – and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.’” - Kodiak Arms President W.P. Gentry in Epic: This Gun Manufacturer Just Stared Down Eric Holder And Told Him To Shove It [at westernjournalism.com]
(h/t Steve S.)
“Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the state National Guard to restore peace after a third straight night of violence in the St. Louis suburb rocked by protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer,” businessweek.com reports. “Nixon’s decision came after organized groups attacked police officers with firearms and gasoline bombs last night, leading police to fire a barrage of tear gas into the streets. ‘Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist Colonel Ron Replogle and the Unified Command in restoring peace and order to this community,’ Nixon said in a statement.” Apparently . . .
St. Louis TV station KSDK is reporting that 90 minutes in advance of another midnight curfew, police have swiftly moved through another line of protesters who were throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails. Once of the KSDK reporters is quoting one police officer that multiple shots were fired by rioters, though there are no reports of injuries. This as nytimes.com has just reported that an autopsy performed by Dr. Michael M. Baden, New York City’s former medical examiner at the request of Michael Brown’s parents, shows that he was shot “at least six times” . . .