Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, poor defenseless woodland creatures, welcome once again to the Carnival of Cordite!
Now I'm back, and more energized than ever to fight the good fight for your Right to Bear Arms. Let's leap right into it, shall we?
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The application of facts and logic to any debate will always reveal truth. Unfortunately, when the debate is gun control, the anti-gunners, being on the wrong side of truth, always attempt to stack the deck with lies. Case in point, check out these lies about the FN 5.7:
Apparently, New York City DA is of the mistaken belief that the FN Five seveN handgun has the ability to retroactively kill, having claimed that the "of the 616 police officers killed in the line of duty nationwide between 1994 and 2003, 425 were killed with this handgun". Problem is, the Five seveN wasn't made available until 2000...
Good work from Free Spirit Mind bringing the truth to light.
Another great lie of the anti-gun goblins is the myth that turning guns in and melting them down will somehow magically end violence. That's like saying that burning books will stop children from misbehaving. But I'll let Liberty News explain it to you in more detail.
There are lies a plenty in our newspapers. Lies like this, e-mailed to me by an anonymous tipster. And as the tipster e-mailed:
I have been a subscriber to the Contra Costa Times for more than 20 years. For several years my husband and I have had a running dialog relating to the benefits of subscribing vs. the detriment of having to attempt to glean the news through the biased and sloppy reporting found in the Times. Time after time, my husband has read an article or headline merely to call my attention to the bias found in the item. Time and time again we have tried to fathom how national and world events were taking place and the front page story on the times was what should have been buried in the local section. Being an attorney, I can be tenacious; and, even with these drawbacks, I have maintained my subscription, albeit primarily for the local news and advertising in recent years.
This Sunday's Contra Costa Times front-page article on the victims of guns has finally succeeded in doing what my husband and friends could not. I am letting my subscription run out and canceling the automatic renewal I have had for years. This would have been accomplished on Sunday but for the fact that you can do everything but cancel your subscription on line. To cancel, you must call. The front page article (and was this really front page material?) on the victims of guns was so offensive to me that I didn't even read the entire article. The "every click of a trigger comes with a cost" quote was enough to let me know that this was a gun control hit piece and that no objective reporting would be found. I have since learned I was right.
I will join the legions abandoning the biased print media in favor of the net, radio and other alternate resources. I am writing to you because, after all these years, I felt a slight tinge of sadness and felt I owed your publication an explanation as to why I am leaving.
What do you expect when the media reports on guns, truth? Funny, they manage to dig up as much truth as possible when covering the legal woes of an NRA board member and gun dealer...
Or the classic lie, "a firearm in your home is 43 times more likely to kill you or a family member than an intruder"? ChuBlogga (still one of my favorite blog names) brings that one to light. He also tackles that "more gun control will lower crime" lie here. Oh, and look, he also takes on the lie that "if a politician has a pro-gun voting record, he'll continue to be pro-gun once elected Governor" right here.
Even Calvin and Hobbes are having their say.
Fortunately, there are some people who know how to get the "truth" across in one simple statement. We call them "Marines" and Teapot Tantrums has the wonderful story of Katie Couric and the U.S.M.C. Sniper.
Next thing you know, they'll be lying about WMDs in Iraq...
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Here's some know-how, from folks who know how:
If you only use your 4 or 6 position collapsible stock in the collapsed and fully extended positions, or even one short of all the way extended then you can lose the others. This is how you make sure that you don't stop your stock one notch out from collapsed when you don't mean to. Less positions = less to mess with.
Zen and the art of assault rifle maintenance... I like it!
You know what kind of ammo to put in this thing, right?
If you shoot a lot, you need to reload (or go broke!). But how many of us have a suitable surface to mount all those presses and store all that gear? Well, if you combine some manual labor with an internet search for affordable materials, you can build yourself the ideal bench:
Let's hope Geezer has as much using his new bench as he had building it.
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Every shooter absolutely, positively, HAS TO HAVE ONE OF THESE!
Affordable, yet high quality, firearms appear in all our dreams. Well, Taurus might have us all dreaming, but this dream is in blue-and-stainless instead of the usual black-and-white. Liberty News is one of many folks writing about the new Taurus 1911, a $599 breakthrough in quality and features for the price:
That looks like one dream .45 ACP...
Speaking of... if your dreams include multiple machine guns, tracer rounds, high explosives and the clear night sky, check out this video over at 45 Caliber Justice!
Check this bad boy out:
That's a Tokarev, a .30 caliber magnum-power autoloader, brought to us by Hell in a Handbasket. Be sure to read about its history, and how this powerhouse round has been incorporated into submachine guns.
I think I need one. I also think I need one of these:
I gotta give that Hell in a Handbasket credit -- he is often the first one to show me new products, like the aptly named Barak above.
Not! Actually, she's reporting on some good newspaper coverage of cowboy shooting. Check it out!
Read more about beating the heat with hot lead here.
You know what kind of ammo these things take, right?
Because you can... and it drives them crazy!
If you know the story behind this photo:
...the please let Mr. Completely know.
If you are anywhere near Missoula, go here:
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Guns aren't much different from blunt instruments without ammunition. If you aren't reloading yet, you need to find a good source of bulk ammo on the cheap. Best place to look? Usually gun shows are pretty good. Some folks have been talking about the supply of 7.62 x 39 mm drying up at gun shows. Well, crack investigative reporter Spank That Donkey took it upon himself to learn more by taking it to the source:
Read an insider's insight on ammo availability!
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That wraps up this week's edition of the Carnival of Cordite. If you would like to send in submissions for publication, please use the handy Carnival Submit Form from Conservative Cat (you can use this to send your work to dozens of carnivals with a single handy form). If you have multiple submissions, or if you just want to give me some feedback, you can e-mail the Carnival:
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We'll see you next week. Until then, keep your powder dry!