February 26, 2007

Guns! Guns! Guns!

I know, it's not as exciting as Girls! Girls! Girls!, but it's the topic tonight. While I was traveling, Hottie Dave Kopel posted his latest NRA article, 10 on the Second. If you want to buy some of the goodies...
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It's Up To You, New York

To ruin yet another peacable citizen's life with your outrageous enforcement of draconian gun possession laws, in clear violation of the protections afforded by the McLure-Volkmer act.A nurse from Indiana named Joyce was visiting friends in Vermont and Massachusetts earlier...
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February 20, 2007

RMGO Bill Watch Update

Via RMGO's Bill Watch page here's a .pdf of Colorado House Bill 1278. The gist is that it'd give municipalities with populations over 100,000 people authority to prohibit the carrying of loaded firearms in vehicles unless the person has a...
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February 18, 2007

Leader Of The Band

Word has come to me of the passing of Calvin "Mac" McKinney on December 21rst of 2006. If the name doesn't sound familiar that's even more of a shame because you didn't know him & his fame was not a...
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Shorty Update

The CMP has new info regarding M1 Carbine sales. The gist is they'll only have Inland manufactured carbines available from April 30th until September at which time other manufacturers will be added to the list. They've established a one carbine...
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RMBB v 6.0 Cross Bones Style Follow Up

The RMBB v6.0 occurred, unfortunately without all the talk of CatPower as was alluded to (but mad props to David J of Resurrection Song for having some Temple of the Dog playing in the background). There's more discussion of the...
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February 14, 2007

My Funny Valentine

The tune was the work of that much reknowned songwriting duo Rogers & Hart. It was first performed in the musical Babes in Arms in 1937 & has since become one of the standards in the jazz world. Here are...
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February 13, 2007

ATFU Season?

Gunner, bless his little heart, left a note for the ATFU on their website. While I got a big chuckle out of Gunner's post my response would have inquired about seasons & bag limits. In fact I can envision the...
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Distant Early Warning

Rush. They're one of my favorite progressive rock bands (no; not that kind of progessive rock). The song is more about the threat of a nuclear war than what I'm going to be writing about but it was as title...
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February 12, 2007

We'll Get Right On That Felipe

"Mexico demands U.S. inquiry into migrant shootings" "Mexico sought a full investigation by U.S. authorities on Friday into a shooting on the U.S. border that left three illegal migrants dead and two injured. Mexico's Foreign Ministry said it had told...
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NCPSA And A PR Lesson

I don't really care for hospitals. Not only have some of my favorite folks died there I generally find it has too many sick people to be a really healthy environment (hey - on what I get paid as a...
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Too White For Their Own Good

I'm trying not to arm-chair quarterback this thing. I really am. But it's difficult. 2 men were robbed of their firearms after being followed home from a shooting range. "They were in their driveway for a matter of minutes when...
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We Understand Too

This article tells a lot more about Giuliani's view of the Right to arms than he might have thought. "Rudy Giuliani addressed a potentially troublesome issue with conservative voters, saying his policies as mayor to get handguns off the street...
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February 09, 2007

Playing With Numbers

"The American Cancer Society projects that lung cancer will be diagnosed in 213,000 Americans in 2007 and kill 160,000." That's an almost 75% fatality rate, though it's probable that some or most of the newly diagnosed will not die within...
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Illinois Is Too Taxing For Gun Owners

I've bitched about Illinois before. I'll likely do so again. The state just isn't good for gun owners. To make things worse the asshats of Cook County want to put a 10 cent tax on bullets. "Commissioner Roberto Maldonado wants...
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A mature gentleman in his 50's is out dining one evening. He sees a very attractive lady in her early 20's dining alone & wanders over to her table. He introduces himself & asks her pardon for the bluntness of...
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February 08, 2007

From The DOP

That'd be the Department of the Posterior since it seems they're staffed by a bunch of asses. The VCDL (along with OFCC) tried to petition the Deprtment of Interior to revise its regulations concerning firearms in National Parks. The DOI...
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It's My Life

Bon Jovi. I can't say I liked them that much back in the day, but over the years they've grown on me. Cheesy & sappy at times they may be, but Jon Bon Jovi is a good writer within his...
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February 07, 2007


Since it's only a week away (Valentine's Day that is)... The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will put on a concert called Romance of the Violin on Saturday February 10th beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will feature the works of Beethoven, Colombier,...
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February 06, 2007

Coming To A Patrol Car Near You

"The Defense Department is giving away free equipment the military no longer needs to state and local police..." I snipped from the article the specific items being given to local police departments:...
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February 05, 2007

Vehicles Stripped From HB 1011

From an article in the Montrose Daily Press.: "House Bill 1011, which passed the House judiciary committee Wednesday, would allow business owners to use deadly force against intruders, in certain circumstances, without fear of prosecution. A provision that would have...
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February 04, 2007

No Need To Read The Denver Post

I mentioned a few days ago that the Denver Post had an editorial up condemning the proposed expansion of Colorado's use of force laws. Let's go ahead & give it a proper fisking shall we? "No need to expand home-intruder...
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February 03, 2007

Colorado Use Of Force Laws

I spent a few hours the other night going through the statute law & figured I'd make a post out of it. Besides, with the talk of expanding certain provisions of the use of force laws it'd be nice to...
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February 02, 2007

Castro Would Be Proud

California has decided to ship its criminals into America. "As many as 5,000 California convicts will be transferred out of state to ease an overcrowding crisis in the nation's largest prison system, a top corrections official said Friday. 'We are...
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Snow Related Note Part Ten

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. No matter how cute the rodent in question may or may not be, Groundhog's Day is not comforting. Hell, just look at what they said about it...
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February 01, 2007

A Clean Drunk

"At least two people have become intoxicated by drinking hand-sanitizing gels, a potentially deadly habit, doctors reported on Wednesday. A prison inmate and a hospitalized alcoholic both were treated for poisoning from the gels, which contain alcohol -- but not...
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Denver Compost Opposes Self Defense Expansion

Say Uncle comments on a story in the Denver post that condemns the proposed expansion of the self defense laws here in Colorado. I'll try to do a more in depth treatment of the law & a proper fisking of...
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