Hello, and welcome to the slightly delayed Carnival of Cordite. Before I say another word, I must apologize for the delay. However, when you read what I have been up to, I am sure you will forgive me. Before you read this week's Carnival of Cordite, please see the previous post. Read it all. Look at the pictures. Follow the links. Then, only then, come back and read this.
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And now that you have done your duty and read the previous post, I'd like to leap right into Oregon politics and the Governor's race. As regular readers know, I have been a big supporter of Jason Atkinson. Well guess what? He has noticed, and sent me his own hunting photos and a fun video for the Carnival of Cordite! Who ever would have thought that political candidates would be seeking out yours truly in such a way?
First off, here are some shots from the field:
That's Jason with Stella, his favorite hunting buddy and a Browning over-under.
This one is Jason and Stella, with a Remington shotgun, waiting for the ducks to come.
Jason and Stella with some good looking ducks!
And here's Jason and Stella with a fine pheasant!
And it wasn't just hunting photos he sent in for the Carnival. He also send me this video of some good old fashioned M-60 rock and roll, along with the following note:
Forwarded this from a friend of mine: one trigger pull ... 850 rounds through a 15,000 round-life barrel. Enjoy!
Oh, I enjoy!
So here is yet another reason why it is important to support Jason Atkinson for Governor of Oregon, and why all you out of state readers should check him out and spread the word about him - the man kills things and likes machine guns!
And how is this different from his Republican opponents? Well, Ronald Reagan always asked us to follow the 11th Commandment, but on an issue this important, I simply must say:
Kevin Mannix claims he is a good pro-gun politician, and to his credit he did help pass a concealed carry law for Oregon a decade ago. But, he has always supported mandatory background checks for private sales and other "progressive" gun laws. And, he drew the wrath of the Oregon Firearms Federation, earning a "public enemy number one" ranking alongside Ginny Burdick, Oregon's most notorious anti-gun democrat.
Ron Saxton also claims he supports the Second Amendment. But Ron is quickly earning a reputation as a liberal masquerading as a conservative and a flip flopper on big issues. So while Ron may talk a good talk on guns, can we trust him?
I'll leave the discussion on other campaign issues for another time. But if you are a single issue voter, I think it is clear that there is only one choice for Oregon's next Governor: Senator Jason Atkinson!
If you like the idea of a pro-gun, pro-hunting Governor in liberal Oregon, then voice your support by voting in this survey right now!
So please, if you are a regular Carnival of Cordite reader, even if you are from a far away state, take a moment to read his website and spread the word - because here in the Pacific Northwest, an anti-gun law is always just one vote away, and the opposition is hiding behind pro-gun language even though they maintain anti-gun policies. We'd hate to see a fairly pro-gun state like Oregon end up like Massachusetts...
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OK, ok, on with the rest of the show!
And for a gun competition of a whole different sort, check out Countertop's Gunnies!
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BREAKING NEWS! As I am working on the Carnival, I received an e-mail informing me that Vice President Dick Cheney was just involved in a hunting accident. Apparently, he accidentally shot and wounded his hunting partner, who is now in stable condition. Story here. I expect many of you to write about this in detail for next week...
This is a good lead into another story on gun safety, courtesy of Les Jones. And speaking of "Glock Butt" as Les calls it... what the hell is up with THIS? FIFTY MILLION in punitive damages for an accident? No, there's no anti-gun agenda there...
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Moreover, we can't expect the police to protect us all 24/7. We need to take responsibility for ourselves. The Civilian Gun Self Defense Blog chronicles people across the nation who do just that. This week, they inform us that just because you are old, it doesn't mean you are defenseless!
Of Arms and the Law is another great source, and this week has several excellent posts. Just start at the top and work your way down!
It is clear that our Founding Fathers liked the idea of the people protecting themselves. New contributor Right Minded, who is a home-schooled teenager, by the way, is doing a history report on just this idea. Please stop by his excellent blog and encourage him - he's one of our future leaders!
If only more people, like South Park Pundit, realized that without the right to bear arms, rights like free speech have no teeth... While some would ban guns, the truth is that we can only achieve peace through superior firepower:
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Following up on previous articles:
And it's not just falling bullets you have to watch out for - they ricochet, too!
And don't be these guys!
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Be sure to read up on the "do" and "don't" information on how to build an AR for the home!
Oh, did I say "working"? I meant "finished"!
On a lighter note, I need to come up with a name for my rifle. Any suggestions?
How about Dianne?
On the other hand, if you prefer 5.56 mm but don't want it in an AR, consider one of these:
If you like the size of the 5.56 mm bullet, but the round is too much for you, consider a rimfire! Seriously, it's like a "mini" Carnival of Cordite from Mr. Completely!
Don't worry: he has bigger stuff, too!
What's better than a new gun? How about FOUR new guns? And what's better than four new guns? How about four FREE new guns? Well, not truly free, as they are part of an inheritance - but still, as Toys in the Attic says, he is a lucky man.
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Blog of the week goes to Mr. Completely, for the number of posts and also for the successful launch of the aforementioned rimfire round up. Good job!
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That wraps up this week's Carnival of Cordite. Next week, I am pleased to announce our first guest host of 2006: The Revolutionary War Veterans Association! Be sure to head over there for Carnival of Cordite #48 on February 17!
Want to know how to submit your articles? Well, the best way is to use the handy Carnival Submit Form! You can use this same form to send your articles in to the many fine blog carnivals out there. And don't forget to check out the ubercarnival!
OH YEAH, REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS, PLEASE READ THIS!!!
See y'all next week at RWVA, and until then: keep your powder dry!