Airport security tightens up!
...go ahead...ask me to say, "I'm Michael Bane and welcome to the all-new OUTDOOR CHANNEL.COM..." Okay, you can't go there yet, but when you can, well, there'll I'll be, pointing at this button or that tab. There's probably a website somewhere where you can see Mr. Weasel in all his (short) glory, since I kept getting shoved through full-body scanners at the airports. A few years back I hung out with this Israeli — Yes! Coming soon...our newest enemy! Israel! They like us...they support us...they don't want to blow themselves up on our airplanes! Let's bomb Tel Aviv! — security expert. We were were sitting around B-S'ing and he said, "You know American airport security isn't security, right? It's all theater for, what's the word you use? Shills?" Shills works. The worst part of the new "enhanced" security is that now all the players at the dinner theater think they're actually doing something other "Charlie's Aunt Redux."
Interesting conversation over at The View From North Central Idaho on pistol-style AR/AK firearms:
Can anyone fill me in on the particulars? Why an AK pistol, AR pistol, etc., other than the fact that the stocked version comes with the NFA hassles and tax for civilians? I mean; why are such pistols desired for defense and/or in combat? Or are they?Joe's gotta point there...I love my Spike's 9mm pistol, which is a screaming hoot to shoot but not my first choice as teh ideal personal defense weapon. I suspect that most people end up with carbine-styled pistols because they don't want/can't go through the Class 3 song and dance.