Today — let me search for the word here — sucked...bit the big one...etc. We've barely had time to plan Thanksgiving dinner. I'm thinking King crab legs, oyster dressing and rum. Designer rum, that dark stuff that causes one to raise the black flag and sack a couple of Spanish ships. Argh! I've got a parrot! Walk the friggin' plank! And before you do, finish the planning for next year's The Best Defense!
I haven't even has a chance to figure out what's going on in Gun World. I've got some kind of rifle in a box I haven't opened, and mostly I just sit in my chair in the living room and play with the USFA Double Eagle. I think the mainspring came off a tractor...I'm pretty sure you could pop a .50 BMG military primer with it if you could bet said round in the chamber. Speaking of which, I note (stealing wholesale from The Firearms Blog) that some whacked out German company is making a .50 BMG pistol (pictured above). Okay...whatever. And concealable, if you're a Wookie!
Over on the sane side of the fence, the NRA notes that a bipartison majority of Congress has siged a pro-gun amicus brief for McDonald:
An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have signed an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," brief supporting the NRA’s position that the Second Amendment is incorporated against the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. The amicus brief, bearing the signatures of 251 Members of Congress and 58 Senators, was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court today in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago.Good news, although it won't help the Blue Dogs if they wimper like curs and vote for socialized health care. Judgement Day is coming, kids...November 2, 2010. election day.
Last week, the NRA filed its brief with the Supreme Court as Respondent in Support of Petitioner in the McDonald case. The NRA brief asks the Court to hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.
"The framers of the Bill of Rights and of the Fourteenth Amendment never intended for the Second Amendment to apply only to some Americans in certain places. Gun owners across the country are grateful for the support that so many members of Congress are lending to this crucial effort to ensure that the Second Amendment applies to states, not just federal enclaves," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. "I would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of former United States Solicitor General Paul Clement in authoring this historic amicus brief, as well as U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Jon Tester (D-MT), and Congressmen Mike Ross (D-AR) and Mark Souder (R-IN) for their work on this important effort. This brief boasts the most signers of a congressional amicus brief in the history of the Supreme Court -- breaking the record set just last year in the Heller case.
My pal Mike at Spike's Tactical is rolling out machined billet AR uppers and lowers (above pix, from AR15.com), and judging from the pictures over at AR15.com, they look great. I think one of these bad boys may find its way to my gunsafe even though I swear I don't need another AR! Their November special — a completely built out Spike's lower with an M4 stock for $249.95 — is one heck of a deal, too! If you don't have an AR, consider a Spike's lower and a Stag upper...best of all worlds, and you can have it your way! Or get joggy with it and stick a Bison Armory 6.8 upper on it...remember, what Ken and Barbie wear is up to you!
You know, I think over the holiday I'm going to write a paper on why worldwide climate change demands a new hunting season on polar bears. What do you think?