Office at this point is functional, so I've gone back to writing on THE NEW SURVIVAL GUNS, although I need to get some .32 H&R reloading done this afternoon for my Sweetie's cowboy revolvers.
This morning's WSJ takes a slap at open carry, written by their TV critic, Nancy DeWolf Smith:
Speaking of serious shooters, I don't know a soul among gun owners who is itching to prance around showing everybody what is in their holster. Most of the time, citizens who carry weapons in public places are doing it for protection, and that means concealment. They don't want their handgun easily grabbed by some idiot in a checkout line, and they don't want a potential aggressor to know what they have on them or where it is. If flashing an armory were anything but a stunt, our air marshals would be strapped like Pancho Villa.I personally think Air Marshals should open carry, although perhaps without the linked shotgun bandoleros of Pancho Villa. I wonder that WSJ considers their television critic, who recently delved into the sociopolitical implications of Cougar Town, suited to write about anything but this week's Survivor episode (which was, BTW, excellent). To be fair, Ms. Smith sits on the WSJ editorial board, in case perhaps there's some critical international financial issue with Two-And-A-Half Men this week.
My friend Caleb over at Gun Nuts Media says that shooting revolvers will "make you a stud." Perhaps I should mention this to my Sweetie...no wait, she shoots revolvers, too! A stud-ette, maybe? Seriously, or as seriously as I'm likely to get today, it's a good article on how mastering the DA revolver will make you a better shooter...just ask Jerry Mickulek.
Finally, my good friends over at Crimson Trace and Ruger are getting some great mileage off Texas Governor Rick Perry whacking a coyote with a CT-equipped Ruger LCP .380 while out jogging with his dog:
Perry said he was jogging shortly after sunrise when the coyote appeared, stopped in its tracks and stared at his dog.
“I holler and the coyote stopped. I holler again. By this time I had taken my weapon out and charged it. It is now staring dead at me. Either me or the dog are in imminent danger. I did the appropriate thing and sent it to where coyotes go,” he said.
Texas state law allows people to shoot coyotes that are threatening livestock or domestic animals. The dog was unharmed, Perry said. Perry holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
The governor left the coyote where it fell. “He became mulch,” Perry said."Mulch"...I like that! Notice the coyote didn't even laugh one little bit at being shot with a "mousegun" in an "inadequate" caliber...how can that be?
Finally finally, in our Cheesecake De Jour file, the guys over at International Military Antiques are offering a WW2 metal sign repro of Hellcat Honey, complete with Thompson:
This'll probably send Nancy DeWolf Smith straight into an aneurysm! Put your head between your knees, Nancy, take a deep breath and go back to watching The View...everything will be all right!