Another week, another Carnival of Cordite, another big announcement...
As I mentioned yesterday in the post before this one, I am starting a new job! That means far less free time to devote to this website and the Carnival of Cordite. I don't yet know what the plan will be. Maybe more guest hosts. Maybe changing to every other week or even monthly posting. Not sure yet. But I am open to ideas, so please share your thoughts in the comments.
And now... on with the show!
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Readers in Tennessee know there is a Senate race on to fill Bill Frist's open seat. Where does the democrat stand on guns? Where do you think?
You'd think any politician seeking statewide office in the South would consider trends and pay attention to things like this report from Stop the ACLU...
Uncle has a good summary of all the failures of the ATF of late. So... more "gummint" is the answer? NOT!
No, wait, it must be... guns coming in from out of state! Yeah, that's it. Just don't mention that they are stolen...
Still... banning guns, or properly securing guns and properly training everyone in homes with guns? TFS Magnum says tragic deaths could be avoided simply by parents being responsible for their children. Perhaps like this:
Maybe girls like her can grow up to become girls like these!
Doesn't anyone realize that guns allow the elderly and infirm to defend themselves against the young and strong? And the elderly usually have the sense to avoid collateral damage:
Both windows were down so I didn't mess up any of my glass...
Is gun control sexist? If guns are banned, will women be hardest hit?
When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will beat you half to death with pipe? Maybe clerks should be armed...
Fortunately, mASS BACKWARDS informs us that intelligent people can debate the pros and cons of gun ownership. Well, an intelligent person and a trial lawyer...
What is the solution to gun crime? If only someone would give me a sign...
Xavier got a sign, and now look what's headed for New Orleans:
What do they always try to tell us? They try to tell us that you can't stop the U.S. military with that assault rifle or whatever it is you have hidden away. Well, they are right. But it isn't about what just one of us can do with an arsenal. It's about what could happen if millions of Americans are forced to take up arms against oppression.
One thing I'll tell you for nothing... no one is ever going to pull off another Katrina bungle in New Orleans, not while we who remember it live on.
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I don't listen to much new music, so I'm sure what the actual story is here, but it is about guns and it is funny!
She finally got her photos from prom developed:
I found this beauty while exploring links over at Hell in a Handbasket, who is upset that some people came unglued last week over a picture of a coffee table, with a gun and some knives. He figures there must be some sort of furniture bigotry going on, so now he is trying out some sort of divan or something to test our sensibilities...
(caution: if you go exploring the other photos there, be warned many are not appropriate for politie society!)
But enough of this filth! If you feel a need to be clean after all this...
Any carpenter or auto-mechanic will keep his tools clean so they continue to function properly. The same goes for your firearms. Keep them clean and oiled to insure proper functioning and they will last much longer, shoot straighter and more reliably, and just plain look better. And maybe save your life!
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Can you just spare a day? Then come to their Firebase Ripcord single-day event on August 19th and experience the joy of fast action on military pop-up targets out to 400 yards!
How about a special Labor Day weekend present to yourself? The latest in the 2006 RWVA Appleseed Tour will be held in Ramseur, NC on September 2-3. At $70 for two days of training, there's no better bargain in rifle instruction anywhere!
And for those of you wondering, there are still slots available for the RWVA Rifle Instructor's Camp, to be held August 27 through September 3. $200 gets you eight days of rifle instruction, plus free admission to the Labor Day weekend Appleseed event, all designed to improve your shooting and give you the tools to pass on the Tradition. Incredible!
What's the all-time best handgun round? Hell in a Handbasket likes the .357 Magnum, and talks about issues like flash and flip here.
Xavier also likes .357 Magnum revolvers, especially a nickel model 19 like this one:
Michael Bane likes a .357 of a different sort, and the long article with it is well worth the read:
One thing about the .357, you will probably never suffer from this:
What makes a good carry-defense handgun? Well, experts may disagree. So rather than start a long discussion on snub-nosed .38 vs Seecamp vs officers 1911 vs compact SIG vs... you get the idea... let's skip that topic and talk about ACCESSORIES! Shooting Gallery TV had a great episode on CCW, and now host Michael Bane has an article on some of the featured accessories here.
Not every gun is good for carry, though...
If you are going to use a gun for defense, you need to practice. If you are serious about practice, you should be serious about your targets. Jerry the Geek has the lowdown on some serious reactive targets:
What's better than a carry license? Well, depends on who you ask. Toys in the Attic might think a Curio/Relic license is up there:
Mostly, though, I like the caption:
here’s the quasi-artsy, “I-wish-I-was-1/1000th-as-talented-as-Oleg-Volk” shot
Forget what I said last week about an AR-10/22...
This is what I want to make!
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Are bloggers journalists? Are we editorialists? How do we staff our editorial boards?
Spank that Donkey would like to tell you, and I'm going to model my soon-to-be-filled editorial board after his!
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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!