Say Uncle has a jackpot of gun porn today, including this magnificent LeMat, the ultimate steampunk handgun, from Blackfork. I occasionally fantasize about a modern repro cartridge-firing LerMat...would that not be the ultimate bedroom gun in .44 Special/20 gauge?
Uncle, whom I got to spend a little time with at the NRA convention, also linked to another Czech gun company paradoxically in Nashville, Czechpoint. What's seriously cool is they have a few Czech Scorpion .32s available as SBR (short-barreled rifles), with the original folding stock.
I will, as always, grant you that the Cz61 is one of the least practical/tactical gun ever made. I will also include the little blaster in at least the top 5 of the coolest guns ever made. I've avoided the pistols by huge act of will, the the SBR may be my undoing.
There's a piece on Joe Huffman's blog that I believe everyone should read — a potentiality is not an actuality:
A potential to do harm is not the same as actually doing harm. In nearly every instance of a push for greater gun control (and, if you think about it some, nearly all government programs) those advocating more government control focus almost entirely on the potential harm if action is not taken and the potential good if the action is taken. Actual harm and actual benefits appear to be (and in many cases I'm sure it is deliberately) ignored.Definitely read the whole thing. Aso read the Pajamas Media piece by Howard Nemerov on how FBI stats prove an armed public is a safer public:
After the Virginia Tech shooting, Katie Couric interviewed Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Said Helmke:
“While it is ‘people who kill people,’ they do so more often, and more successfully because we make it so easy to get such lethal weapons [guns].”
It’s true that NICS data show how easy it is for Americans to buy guns, but FBI crime data shows that law-abiding gun owners are not the problem.
More guns, less rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.Gotta go round enough enough bullets to shoot a cowboy match tomorrow AM up in Cowboy World (a.k.a. Wyoming). Starting to ramp up for Hell on Wheels, the big regional match in Cheyenne over the 4th of July weekend.