August 1, 2012

August fundraiser begins today [sticky; new posts below; FRIDAY UPDATE; TUESDAY (FINAL) UPDATE]

Just a few more months to what may just be the biggest election in this country’s history, and I need — yes, need, and desperately so — to raise the capital for at least one very good and reliable all-purpose rifle, one that I can use for defense, close quarter combat, hunting, and maybe even as a melee weapon.

Thanks to all the gun aficionados who frequent this site I have a much better understanding now of what that is.

Unfortunately, the kind of thing I need is the kind of thing certain leftwing statists (and David Frum, naturally — whom we shan’t label!) are working feverishly to make very difficult to acquire, if not ban outright.

And as we can no longer rely with any consistency on the supposed “right wing” SCOTUS to protect what are very clearly delineated natural rights from the snowballing audacity of a government steeped in cynicism, political correctness, and faux morality, I’d just as soon start hoarding now, while there’s still time, before someone determines for me that I don’t really need what it is I’ve determined I need. For my own good, of course.

So. If you are of the mind to contribute, this is the month to do so — and whatever little extra you have to help me get armed properly will be very very very greatly appreciated. I’ve taken care of the pistols and the qualifying courses and the CCW licenses for both me and my wife; I’ve filled out the application to join a local gun club; I’ve had my oldest son, 8, familiarize himself with a .22 pistol and a .22 rifle; I’ve joined the NRA.

Now I need to get handy with a serious rifle and a shotgun. For when the zombies come.


Friday update:  Thanks to all who’ve contributed thus far. Right now, I’m between roughly 1/4 – 1/3 of the way to where I hope to be.

The year’s biggest Colorado gun show is at the Denver Merchandise Mart this weekend.  Looks like I’ll be going on Sunday.  At which point, the future zombie hordes had better start to take notice…

Tuesday update:  I’ll keep this post up through tomorrow.  Thanks again to those who’ve contributed.  I’m still a couple hundred dollars off of where I hope to be, but I realize times are tough, and stocking up on freeze-dried foodpacks can get expensive.

Anything you can do to get me to the finish line in these next couple days would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:03am

Comments (61)

  1. “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good” (George Washington)

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  34. Oh all right. Things are squeeky tight around here — seems the govmint is at war with the oil bidness — but a man’s gotta have a good rifle.

  35. Thanks, swen!

  36. Now you’ll need a bug-out plan….

  37. Thanks, Squid!

  38. Yeah. Hard to develop one because we might have to move soon for my wife’s job. To another state.

    Fortunately it has lots of woodsy areas. And national park areas. And an ocean up against it. And it rains quite a bit. And you aren’t allowed to collect rainwater on your property just yet. But that would change under such circumstances, I imagine.

  39. I’m sorry to have been amiss for a few months.

  40. Oh no. You’re talking about moving to Oregon?

  41. Thanks, Michael Y.!

  42. Thanks, Roddy!

  43. We might have to, Leigh.

  44. It is supposed to be quite beautiful on the coastal side.

  45. Sounds like you could catch a nasty fungus….

  46. Going to a movie?

  47. Naw. But if I were, I’d probably pack my FNP-45 with the night sights.

  48. I didn’t know you were a gun nut. No opinion on them really. But guns are to fiction as bulges are to gymnasts. Can we have a simile contest?

  49. Gun is to tool as Cynn is to…

  50. Not really a gun nut, cynn. But I am getting prepared for some sort of currency crisis, or rolling black outs and brown outs. And of course, zombies.

  51. Thank FSM you are prepared for the end times.

  52. Oh, and FSM help us, the rolling black outs and brown outs would destroy our demographic!!

  53. you are prepared for the end times.

    nah just proggtard fail

  54. What’s FSM?

  55. Fume Sauvignon Muscatel.

  56. Ah. Well in that case, I really should be thanking FSM that people like cynn aren’t prepared.

    Makes my job easier.

  57. Thanks, Evan C!

  58. Two hikers stumbled across a bear cub and soon saw Mama bear bearing down on them from a couple hundred yards out. Suddenly, one of them kicked his boots off and started putting on a pair of track shoes. The other hiker asked “Do you really think you’re going to outrun that bear?” “No.” the other replied. “I’m going to outrun you.”

  59. Thanks, guins!

  60. Thanks, Weslee!