February 3, 2013

Bloomberg to run misleading anti-gun ad for DC market during SuperBowl

Narrated by children. With patriotic music playing in the background. While calling for un-enforcible “universal background checks” that will effectively criminalize the transfer of firearms from father to son, mother to daughter, etc. — and claim to end private transactions, even while it will likely only impact those citizens most likely to comply.

Meaning, not criminals.

Couple this with a gun registry, and you’ll have the left’s holy grail of gun control: they will be able to slowly seize firearms from law abiding citizens upon the death of the original owner, making any private purchase of a firearm, already heavily scrutinized, more of a lease — with the government doing the real owning.

Now, I realize I’m probably getting too overwrought about this, but so be it. I’m nutty like that. Which is why if something like this passes, I’ll simply ignore it. As will millions of others, I’d venture.

— the only difference being, I plan on doing it with a 20 oz soda and really really salty pretzel in either hand.

You aren’t a king, Bloomberg. Hell, you’re hardly a man. Kindly sod off.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:37pm
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  1. You know, if they make the penalty for owning a semi-auto the same as owning a select-fire illegally, why wouldn’t I just get myself a select-fire rifle? No reason not to, as far as I can tell.

  2. having a Y chromosome is not a full qualification for being a man as Boomers proves.

    cranky-d:
    just build your own. Hard for them to trace something they never knew existed. btw full auto (firing a nice slow easily controlled 400 or round a minute) is easier to make than a select fire.

  3. I guess I should have said, “if they make the penalty for owning an unregistered semi-auto the same as owning an unregistered select-fire weapon.”

  4. They will eventually have to pass laws against making the other parts of an AR besides the receiver if they really want to get guns away from everyone. Plus, of course, they will have to heavily regulate the sale of ammunition and its components.

  5. Now, I realize I’m probably getting too overwrought about this….

    Sadly, you’re not.

  6. What’s on TV today? A Walking Dead Marathon and Downton Abbey! Booyah!

  7. Tell Bloomberg to stop looking at my ass. It is creeping me out.

  8. They will eventually have to pass laws against making the other parts of an AR besides the receiver if they really want to get guns away from everyone.

    Good luck with that.

    http://defcad.org/

    They should just outlaw crime instead.

  9. You cannot print the barrel.

  10. no. but one is easily made with a small lathe and a car or truck axle

  11. Plus, of course, they will have to heavily regulate the sale of ammunition and its components.

    I suspect we’ll see an attempt to change the regulatory status of nitrocellulose to Federal Explosives License (FEL) status.

  12. You know, if they make the penalty for owning a semi-auto the same as owning a select-fire illegally, why wouldn’t I just get myself a select-fire rifle? No reason not to, as far as I can tell.

    At close to a buck around (or more) for well-nigh everything larger than 9mm, who can afford to shoot full auto? Well, besides the Evil One-Percenters, obviously.

    I know, a new government ammo subsidy for the rest of us! Or at least allow ammo purchases with an EBT card, for the FAIRNESS!

  13. I certainly cannot afford to shoot full-auto, but if I were (hypothetically) already going to be a potential felon, what would the downside be in having the option?

  14. At close to a buck around (or more) for well-nigh everything larger than 9mm, who can afford to shoot full auto?

    Anybody who plays video games learns that major drawback to full auto very quickly.

    Who says those things aren’t educational?

  15. one is easily made with a small lathe and a car or truck axle

    And years of experience with small lathes and truck axles, I would think.

    Plus: not sure how you’re going to do rifling with a small lathe, or drill a hole in an 18″ piece of steel.

  16. Meanwhile, Sterling Sharp says, ffppppfppt fird down fonce pray fesumes! Boomer!fppt! Jim? fififififfppt and 10??? No idea. They now have telex? Send a fwire pflease.

  17. Also meanwhile, the 49ers suck ass.

  18. sphfuk aff? spreak slofy, prease. Big tie and turtleneck makes a dull boy fine!
    Another suck bowl, yeah! Sam Cook punts is too strong. Say wha?
    Sterling … out!

  19. And years of experience with small lathes and truck axles, I would think.

    Plus: not sure how you’re going to do rifling with a small lathe, or drill a hole in an 18? piece of steel.”

    A: as the gun is not being made to regulations, it needs only enough barrel to get the round to a decent speed. Law says 16 inches, they make QCB versions for law and mil in 12 and 14 inch. and for reference might I recommend some of these here:
    And years of experience with small lathes and truck axles, I would think.

    http://www.paladin-press.com/category/Home_Workshop_Guns_and_Ammo

    Actually all one really needs is a hand drill motor, a drill selection, some files and a vice to make some very complicated rifles and pistols. Yeah, your milage may vary….

    also if it comes to cases, guns such as the Sten were hand made in bicycle shops by the Resistance and had no rifling, mainly to save time. The Afghani’s prefer an AK 47 to the AKMS or AK74 because the 22 cal ammo will shoot from the AK47 but not vice versa. Yeah the 5.47 often tumbled, but they couldn’t be choosy at the time what ammo they might scare up raiding the Russians, and a keyholed wound was just as nasty or worse than a clean 7.62 round hit

  20. hmm fumbled the copy&paste somehow on that one. too much caffeine or something

  21. Plus: not sure how you’re going to do rifling with a small lathe, or drill a hole in an 18? piece of steel.

    yea that may be true. i’m not a machinist. but i got a sewing machine for free. planning on making 5 pairs of jeans. some “manufacturing” is going home based.

  22. Get some strong needles. Denim is a bitch to sew.

  23. “Plus: not sure how you’re going to do rifling with a small lathe”

    Broach?

  24. Get some strong needles.

    true that. but i figure 5 -10 jeans/pants at this point is worth the time investment. the rivets should be fun.

  25. i think i’ll practice on the 6 oz stuff

  26. If a relative is one of the prohibited persons class, the transfer of firearms or ammunition to them is already a violation. 18 USC 922(g)

    I suspect enforcement is rather lax though…

  27. Gunsmithing falls into my Don’t Try This at Home category. If it were all that easy, Winchester, etal would have closed up shop long ago.

  28. Gunsmithing falls into my Don’t Try This at Home category

    why not in this age of youtube? i like snapping the chains that bind.

  29. Blowing yourself up or blinding yourself with a poorly made weapon isn’t my idea of push-back.

    Christ, you won’t even go buy a gun and you’re going to build one now?

  30. Christ, you won’t even go buy a gun and you’re going to build one now?

    yea why not? their effin simple machines. 1800 tech like a sewing machine.

  31. Christ, you won’t even go buy a gun and you’re going to build one now?

    i can test it with a programmable microprocessor with video. i can build it on line. manufacture what you want. centralized “manufacturing” is dead.

  32. Very rural gunsmithing.

  33. Rural, fersure. I guess if you make your own guns you’d have to make your own bullets. Does anyone there know how to read? The specs must be nightmarish.

  34. I guess if you make your own guns you’d have to make your own bullets.

    i’ve made bullets. it ain’t hard. on line look.

  35. I know it’s not hard. I’m saying if all those hand made guns are made to different specs, you couldn’t borrow Ahmed’s cartridiges if you ran out or were away from the machine shop.

  36. if all those hand made guns are made to different specs

    if is the word

  37. “I’m saying if all those hand made guns are made to different specs”

    Good measurement is key. You can do amazingly precise work by hand if you have patience and good measuring tools.

    Heck, amateur telescope makers can crank out mirrors with accuracy to within 1/4 wavelength of light.

  38. Christ, you won’t even go buy a gun and you’re going to build one now?

    Yeah, that.

    Sure, a reasonably experienced machinist can, after a whole lot of thinking and tinkering, design a machine that can cut rifling in the barrel of a muzzle-loader. Now, how many people are going to acquire those skills, come up with some kind of solution and execute, just so they can make themselves a gun barrel or two? I am thinking: very few.

    And, sure, you fairly easily can drill yourself a short-barreled smoothbore. No one is disputing that.

    What’s under dispute is the notion that practically anyone can make accurate weapons in their garage. Never mind: accurate semiautomatic weapons. It just isn’t in most people’s skill sets. Just look at how few people will even bother learning to repair their own automobiles, for crying out loud.

    End of rant.

  39. Heck, amateur telescope makers can crank out mirrors with accuracy to within 1/4 wavelength of light.

    Again: this comes with some kind of skill, ability, experience, and willingness to grind mirrors by hand. Which most people won’t even try, because they don’t want to spend that much time on a machine to look at stars and planets with.

  40. As a meta-commentary: I can sympathize with the mindset that sees that something can be done, therefore I can do it. But it’s very, very rare for people to actually set out on that path and follow through to a working item that doesn’t maim or kill them. Anyone can be a machinist; few have the patience and interest to learn. The interest bit shouldn’t be minimized. It’s my personal opinion that anyone can do or be anything (within reasonable limits; obviously my 4’9″ daughter is not going to play pro basketball alongside Dwight Johnson), but that few are interested enough in e.g. quantum physics to be the next Einstein.

  41. the mindset that sees that something can be done, therefore I can do it.

    I’ve had to deal with someone for years who keeps falling into that. {{{shudder}}}

  42. Senate to move on gun control.

    The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and other private transactions; and require better record keeping to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illnesses. It would also try to curb gun sales in states with more relaxed gun laws to buyers in states with stricter laws.

  43. Just remember. What constitutes “mental illness” will be in the hands of the Sec. of HHS come Jan. 2014 when the Obamacare kicks in completely. Plus universal background checks will make for a backdoor national gun registration. All that is needed is better OCR tech which will happen.

  44. Chicago and Cook County, “Cleaning up the murky world of gun ownership“, meaning making sure they know who you are and exactly what you own because otherwise confiscation can be such a bother and might even scoop up some of their favored criminal class. Can’t have any of that now, bothering the [D] vote base.

  45. Reid’s Potemkin Bill, S. 2

  46. s/Johnson/Howard

    dunnowhatiwasthinkinthere

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