Daily Digest: Fountain of Brass Edition


Lake Mary, Florida police officer Zach Hudson is running classes to teach teachers how to deal with potential school attack scenarios in ways that don’t involve using guns. He urges them to “tap into that anger” and do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of their students. With the exception of the HSLD interaction at 1:55, it’s all about taking the initiative to give resistance to the bad guy. Since most of these pathetic individuals give up as soon as they hit any real resistance at all, that can’t be anything but good. Click here for the video . . .

Elliot Fineman, president of the National Gun Victims Action Council, on economic pressure: “We would target a couple of these states — Wyoming for example, where both senators voted against the background check law,” Mr. Fineman said. “We would simply let those senators know that if they didn’t vote for the law, we would call for a boycott of their state. If you don’t vote for it, we’re going to hurt your state, big time. This country runs on money. It’s as simple as that.” Boycott Wyoming? What do they produce that you could effectively boycott? Who goes to Wyoming? Well, except hunters and some skiers, and they’re not going to listen to this ninny or his insignificant organization.

It seems likely that the Izhmash-Kalashnikov AK-12 is out of the running for equipping the next generation of Russian military after all. According to Isvestia (and translated for us by Pavel M.), quoting a representative of the Ministry of Defense, “The AK-12 assault rifle did not pass preliminary trials, and was not even submitted for the final government trials. Instead, we have picked the assault rifle by the Degtyarev plant as the battle component of ‘Ratnik.'” A member of the trial committee said the samples showcased by Kalashnikov did not satisfy the committee neither by accuracy, nor by reliability, nor by ergonomics. It is possible that the AK-12 could make it back into the final trials if Izhmash-Kalashnikov can rectify the issues found, though since it didn’t pass the preliminary trials all further testing will have to be paid for by the factory.

A Pacific Standard editorial has deemed a female zombie target (above) “misogynistic” because apparently only men and animals are allowed to be zombies. The target company’s lineup, which includes clowns, Nazis, aliens, terrorists, and gun control lobbyists (all male) was apparently completely unobjectionable ’til the introduction of “The Ex.” Each zombie target includes a short backstory, and this one is that she cheated on her boyfriend, for which he turned her into a zombie. Bonus points for the (male) author referring to her infidelity as “a woman’s ownership of her own sexuality.” Why do I feel like that argument wouldn’t work if the roles were reversed? [NB: The company has since changed her name from “The Ex” to “Alexa” and given her green skin, because apparently that’s less objectionable.]

A California update… The petition drive by the Firearms Policy Coalition to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the 14 gun control bills on his desk is taking action tomorrow, October 3rd. At 9 a.m., Brandon Combs, managing director of the FPC, and a representative of the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees will deliver 65,000 pages of petitions in 13 boxes to the office of Gov. Brown. Which he will likely ignore. It’s highly unlikely he’ll veto any or all of the bills, and also unlikely that he will sign them, preferring to continue to ride the fence by allowing them to become law without his signature.

This video is titled FULL AUTO. That’s all I’m gonna say. OK, I lied. Can someone identify the gun at 1:10 with the (comparatively) slow rate of fire?

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  1. avatar gej88 says:

    Who comes to Wyoming? Hopefully fewer rich Californians and New Yorkers with their McMansions.

  2. avatar ensitue says:

    I can see the average school teacher, a bit dowdy, attacking a psychopathic shooter and beating him to death with an eraser, yeah, Grrl Power!

    1. avatar Jay1987 says:

      Yea really a teacher with barely enough training to defend themselves trying to take down a highly motivated psychopath hell bent on killing carrying semi autos yeah this isn’t gonna increase the body count at all /sarc

      1. avatar Chip says:

        A for effort. This is one of those ‘we’ve got to do something’ kind of things that actually is better than just sticking another binder on the shelf.

        But I still gotta ask…. what could possibly go wrong with this idea?

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          Just the false confidence that will evaporate the moment an actual situation develops. I’m not talking about that of the teachers, but that of the administrators, politicians and ‘crats that think that it is reasonable to pit teachers against murderous gunmen, the former of whom only have ‘anger’ to tap into, rather than having a firearm to double-tap the bad guy.

  3. avatar Harrycarry says:

    The gun at 1:10 looks to be a standard Ar with a bump fire stock. Maybe the bumpski?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Looks like a curved mag tho…
      Hang on, gotta go watch it another 10 or 15 times.

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      The magwell area looks like an AR. Do larger caliber ARs (.308, 6.8) have a slower cyclic rate than 5.56?

      1. avatar ensitue says:

        slower than blinding fast?
        where’s Eddie Eagle when you need him?

      2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Yes, it’s slower. But slower than that. Think BAR.(one of my personal favorites) I’m leaning towards a bump stock again. A really nice control of one.
        Here’s my official guess-
        An AR platform 7.62×39 with a bump stock.

        1. avatar Max Gaj says:

          That’s an AR-15 pattern rifle with a surefire 100 round magazine.

  4. avatar Lucas D. says:

    And if a middle-aged woman in an ankle-length skirt armed only with a wooden yardstick and an angry, forceful yell is what they consider “real resistance,” then I doubt this will strike much terror in the hearts of any budding school shooters out there.

    1. avatar Andrew says:

      I’ve heard some people will pay very good money for an experience like that…

      Just sayin’.

      Do you happen to know this ladies number?

    2. avatar Jim Barrett says:

      You obviously never went to a Catholic school back in the day. Me, I’d take my chances with an armed psychotic killer before I’d cross a pissed off nun with her yardstick.

  5. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    That looks like so much fun. 🙂

  6. avatar Bruce L. says:

    The full automatics looked like a lot more fun than when we were using them in Vietnam. I was sitting here going, I want to do that. Then I remembered I sort of did. Don’t want to go back and do it again. Maybe it’s different when the target can shoot back.

    But it still looked like fun.

  7. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Go ahead. Boycott Wyoming. We Wyomingites beg you. STFU and just do it. Don’t darken our borders. We’re just fine with that.

    Fewer anti-gun pinheads from the coasts is exactly what we’ve been wanting for years.

    The truth is, most people from the coasts are pussies. One winter here and they skeedaddle right back out of here.

    There’s a reason why we like our winters here. Given the alternatives – quakes on the west coast, hurricanes on the east coast, tornadoes that can destroy cities in the midwest… our winters are a pretty good deal.

    In the next 24 hours, we’re supposed to get 12″+ of snow above 4000′ elevation in the middle/eastern part of the state. Winter has arrived.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I have to admit I thought of you when I was writing that up.

    2. avatar DisThunder says:

      Hells yeah. Dumptrucks of snow, and year-round coyote hunting. Wyoming and Idaho are my favorite neighbors.

    3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Oh yeah!
      I have some good friends who keep asking me when I’m moving there.
      I love Montana and Wyoming.
      I’d just miss the chanterelle and shiitake hunts in the fall.
      Other than that, you are in a slice of heaven.

    4. avatar Jeff says:

      hey man, some of us coastal pussies live only a couple of hours away from that climate (WA/OR) and many of us grew up in it. the only thing that separates us from it is the Cascades.

      I remember fondly visiting my grandma’s farm for Christmas, my dad pulling me up the rolling wheat hills in many feet of iced-up snow in the Palouse wheatlands, in his old Bronco all chained-up, so I could sled down – then we’d do it all over again.

      would move to Wyoming or Montana at the drop of a hat if I had a job waiting there for me.

    5. avatar Jeh says:

      Whoa man, I live on the coast but believe me I would ditch this burning hell of heat and ocean for the winter and mountains any day. Cant atm…but someday.

  8. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

    Those full auto assault rifles were defective, they didn’t go on a mass shooting rampage.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      What happens when civilians get their hands on full auto machine guns, high capacity magazines, and full auto weapons that only belong on the battlefield?! They have a great time shooting targets. And not a single person was killed. No death, no injuries, nothing. Just good clean fun.

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    Some of the nuns who taught at Our Lady of Refuge would beat a school shooter to death with nothing but their rulers. I still have nightmares about those ninja women and I didn’t even go to their school.

    1. avatar g says:

      I think most nuns don’t even need a ruler.

      They just give you the death stare, your soul is crushed, and you die of guilt.

  10. avatar KMc says:

    My Wife, A Pre School Teacher, just completed this training @ our local small town Iowa school:
    ALICE Training and Similar Programs Generate Controversy and Debate

    The debate grows as a number of current and former self-defense trainers, individuals with military background, and some School Resource Officers and others in law enforcement advocate for this approach. This is often referred to as ALICE Training, where ALICE stands for Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate. ALICE and other similar programs offer little-to-nothing new with alerts and lockdowns, and schools are already being trained to have evacuation plans, and the idea of “inform” questionably assumes that someone in the school will be able to visually monitor all of the suspects while simultaneously “informing” or communicating their whereabouts to everyone in the building.

    The controversial issues rise over the Counter component to the approach which advocates training children to try to “distract” and “confuse” armed suspects by throwing items and attacking the armed intruder. Many educators, law enforcement officers, parents and school safety specialists do not support this proposed approach for “training” students in preK-12 school settings.
    She politely informed our School Resource Officer, who is a Deputy Sheriff, that in the event of such an emergency, she will be calling me first @ my Gun Store and I will be there well ahead of any LEO.
    He said no problem, just to let them know that I will be on sight and carrying whatever I determine is necessary. My store is 3 blocks from the School and County Sheriff is 24 miles away. And the Wife packs a pistol in her car next to her building. She thinks ALICE is a “feel good” program at best. I think she is right.

  11. avatar Piet Padkos says:

    Did anyone read the part about how they managed to screw up an AK? An AK! If an AK47 jams you smack it against a wall. Apparently these new ones don’t work as well as the rattley, duct taped communist assault rifles. How did Russia manage to screw that up?

    1. avatar Jeh says:

      “If an AK47 jams you smack it against a wall”
      Works with IPods too, that’s how I fixed my old Shuffle, bang it off a table you better believe its gonna work.

  12. avatar Shire-man says:

    Teaching teachers to use the dark side? Arent we all afraid that will encourage teachers to flip out and attack the students? Apparently they do that a lot. Or so Bloomberg has told me so.

    When it’s a gun your taught awareness, focus and mindfulness. Yeah, blind rage reaction is a much better thing to foster than mindfulness.

  13. avatar Angry AZ says:

    After this video I am even more sure that The NFA Must GO!!!

  14. avatar PPs43 says:

    Elliot Fineman and the rest of the National Gun Rights Action Council should head for the the U of W in Laramie. They could join up with “progressive’ faculty members, mostly from the Anthropology and Art Departments, plus a few administrators.

    During the first big blizzard in early December, appropriately attired local citizens could bait the center of the quad with large containers of Obama biographies, CAIR propaganda, and opiate-based drugs then send out a flash tweet.

    Birkenstocks, torn denim pants and Che T-shirts aren’t much protection against forty mph winds and minus thirty degree chill factors.

    Twelve hours later, the quad would be showcasing some cheesy new ice sculpture and another problem would be solved (organically) for the rest of us.

    Aw come on. A guy can dream can’t he?.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      That was pretty damn funny.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:


  15. avatar Wood says:

    Green skin? Captain Kirk would hit it.

  16. avatar BobH says:

    Hmm, sound like a good way to solve the public employee pension crisis – have them charge at an active shooter with chalk and erasers.

  17. avatar Doc 03911 says:

    I feel a Saturday of “releasing the anger” just isn’t going to cut it. Personally I would have used blanks, cut the power, used smoke, added an additional surprise attacker and thrown the training senerio into a more realistic chaos. Nothing can prepare anyone for a “SJGR” moment but the more realistic the training, the better the odds.

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