Monday, January 07, 2013

God, I Hate Mondays!

A Monday before SHOT is a terrifying thing. If there were 48 hours in the day, I would still be behind. First off, expect a major announcement from a really big gun company about an acquisition I can't tell you about. I can't confirm it, as opposed to I signed a piece of paper that says I can't tell you anything, but it looks like some big and not necessarily good changes. I'll let you know as soon as I can carve some real facts out of this mass of rumors.

BTW, if you're going to buy a Colt New Frontier revolver in .44 Special, RIGHT NOW might be a really good time! Or yesterday...

Africa coming together for later this year — plains game...kudu, eland, gemsbok. Thinking of a Ruger .375 African bolt gun, maybe the Ruger #1 450/400 for eland. Actually, I don't have a clue. Hopefully, I'll have said clue before September.

Here's a piece from my friend Jim Rawles on the Survival Blog that's worth reading:
I can predict that if Eric Holder ever wants to turn his fantasies of disarming the American people into reality, then he'll have to enlist the aid of every sworn law enforcement officer, every soldier, every prison guard, every park ranger, every dog catcher and every meter maid in the country. But I doubt many of those folks will be enthusiastic, in carrying out unconstitutional orders. So then he'd undoubtedly also need the help of a hundred divisions of foreign troops. My advice to Mr. Holder: Order up plenty of body bags. You'll need them.
You might follow it up with this article from the legendary Paul Howe on the Wilson Combat website:
In the end I believe that guns are the glue that hold our country together. Guns keep the government in check and the individual American safe and free. Remove guns and the government will no longer be controlled by the people. The government will control the people.
At least all the euphemisms and happy crap are more "conversations;" no more "reasonable, common sense laws"...this is about civilian disarmament, stripping Americans of all guns. That's what's on the table, and that's what we're fighting.


Anonymous said...

Look into what is happening in Illinois.
What they are trying to do.

kmitch200 said...

Gabby Giffords has whored herself out to undermine the Constitution.

Look up: "Americans For Responsible Solutions"

Her getting shot was a tragedy.
Her using that tragedy to undermine our rights is far worse.

JohninMd.(HELP!) said...

Micheal, have you heard of the kerfufel in Paragould, Arkansas? Apparently they have a high rate of street crime. So the Mayor and Police chief are going to put cops in SWAT armor with AR-15s on street patrol. Any citizens encountered will be stoped and questioned as to why they are out and about, asked to show ID, etc. apparently little things like the Constitution don't apply in Arkansas......

2Savage said...

Not to diminish the horror of the deaths of 20 innocent children, but how that provides a basis for disarming all Americans is incomprehensible. Especially from a government that openly supports Planned Parenthood who today announced they performed 995,000 abortions over the passed three years.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope Obama doesn't start another civil war.
Abraham Lincoln would roll over in his grave!!!

Anonymous said...

Michael, I'm sorry to say we seem to be set to lose this one. I don't want it to be so, but it looks increasingly likely. Why am I so pessimistic?

Because the NRA, the industry, and firearms media are doing nothing to stop the onslaught.

Obama, Biden, Bloomberg, and the media are defining the playing field. They continue parroting that the 'consensus' is that universal background checks are agreed upon.

Retired generals and a officer of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers blah blah blah says that we lowly 'civilians' don't need assault weapons.

Reasonable people don't need more than 10 round magazines.

Nothing from the NRA, firearms companies, or media. Nothing since 'armed guards'. NOTHING!

Does the NRA even know what 'media' means? That it isn't a magical misty wind that sprinkles fairy dust and tells everyone what the real story is while they sleep?

You can't win hearts and minds, or even sway them, if you ARE NOT IN THE CONVERSATION.

I hope everyone in the industry enjoys SHOT. Because they won't like the results of Biden's findings next Tuesday. But that won't really matter, because the industry will be sticking their heads in the sands of Las Vegas.

I rally hope you, Gresham, NSSF, NRA, GOA, and the companies have a plan and a campaign. Soon. Because I don't see the action or words at a broad level reaching those who are not already of 'us'. And we are not enough.


Anonymous said...

ANyone at the NRA or NSSF talking to Walmart? Because the gunbanners are, and have been.|maing10|dl1|sec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D255117

Every day, every news show, every front page, every radio broadcast. Repeat it often enough and people will believe it, even if only long enough for them to get it started, the 'nose in the tent'.

"Walmart, the nation's largest gun retailer, also for the first time acknowledged publicly that it has been engaged in "ongoing conversations" with the White House and Congress after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December."

"“If we instituted universal background checks, that would cut down the number of kitchen-table dealers and of course benefit places like Walmart,” said Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit that lobbies for gun control. Such a policy would also make it harder for criminals to obtain guns, and thus "be part of a solution to a problem that has existed for decades," he said."

"But Walmart's clout in the industry is also what makes gun-control advocates so eager to get the company to join their side. "The bottom line is that Walmart is huge,” said Garen Wintemute, the director of the Violence Prevention research program at the University of California at Davis and a practicing emergency medicine physician. “It would be a very promising development if they would step up and do the right thing.""