This is why we’re in the shitter…

So, this happened on the last day of the NRA Annual Convention.

I was up in Louisville KY, at the NRAAM. A friend (who happens to write for the NRA magazine, Shooting Illustrated) simply loved the holster I was wearing, so he decided to snap a picture of it and post it on FB.

Here’s the rig:

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Here is a link to the FB for Shooting Illustrated

If you go to the link, you’ll need to scroll down a few posts to see the entry for my rig.

Here are just a few samples of the hate and vitriol in the comments:

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And this guy:

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Then we have this person who hates Jews:

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And this fellow who is probably angry about something looking damned good and way out of his price range:

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These are good…a Trifecta! One is hating that I used Elephant Hide, another thinks that carrying a 1911 cocked-and-locked is crazy, and a third that has his tinfoil hat just a wee bit too tight on his head, and is all about the Illuminati = FreeMason thing:

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And just for good measure, a fellow named Brian Anderson, suggesting that there is enough ammo in private hands to murder and eradicate Masons. Gotta love some idiot calling for the murder of Freemasons simply because he doesn’t like them.

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And THAT, my friends, is why this country is in the fucking toilet. Generations of morons and low-intelligence Liberal mouth-breathers who don’t understand the concept of Freedom, Liberty, and leaving your neighbor alone when he hasn’t done anything to you directly to affect or deny YOUR freedom/liberty.

Those aren’t Americans…they are Facist bastards. The country I was born is is fucking doomed.

Oh…and if anyone would feel the urge to go and verbally abuse those idiots on that thread, be my guest. And drop me an email so I can go and read your comments.

Day 3 at NRAAM (day 2 to me)

Traffic sucked.

Parking sucked more.

But there are guns and fun stuff, which makes it worthwhile.

Today’s goals:

Photos with Oleg.

Meeting with a gunmaker.

Hawking the wares to safari hunting clubs.

Day Two of NRAAM (day one for me…)

Arrived later than I wanted to, so the time on the floor was limited.

Got the scoop on why the Walther PPK and PPK/S are so scarce…

Walther and their US production partner (Smith & Wesson) parted ways almost two years ago. Walther now has a production facility in the USA, and those iconic pistols will be hitting the shelves again very soon!

Chickens and henhouses and roosting….oh my!

OK…I’ve been beating the “If Goobermint can regulate the 2A, they can regulate all the other A’s” drum for a looooong time now.
 
I have progressive folk in my life, who are on my FB friends list, either because they are family, they are folks I’ve known for a very long time, etc.
 
So for them, I want to shine the light on what I call the Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
 
For a long time now, Obama and his ilk have floated the trial balloons to try to control gun ownership by saying that if someone has a fiduciary agent doing their checkbooks and bill paying, that those same folk should be in the NICS database as not having the Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms.
 
The biggest push though, to date, in the effort to deny We the People our 2A Right is to have the No-Fly list be blended into the NICS database. An arbitrary list that anyone can be put onto at the whim of faceless/nameless bureaucrat in Washington, a list that once you are on it you haven’t the ability to discover why you are on it, you have very little recourse for getting off it, and the list itself is shrouded in secrecy. There is no transparency, there are no hard-and-fast guideline that We the People can read, debate, nor investigate so that we can bring suit for Constitutional Violations of our Enumerated Rights.
 
Yeah….I just LOVE hearing the wailing, teeth-gnashing, and the taste of those bitter tears when the tables get turned on the same folk who want to try to deny MY rights…
 
 
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“The United States Secret Service—the agency that protects the president, foreign dignitaries, and various government officials, among other critical duties—has assumed an expanded new power that has Washington journalists up in arms.|
 
The law enforcement agency—whose once-pristine reputation has been tarnished in recent years by scandal, congressional investigations and, more to the point, aggressive investigative reporting—is for the first time ever running background checks on thousands of journalists who want to attend this summer’s Republican and Democratic Party nominating conventions.
 
Journalists who don’t pass muster—in what several complain is an inscrutable security screening process for which there are no plainly established criteria, and from which there is no appeal—will be denied credentials to cover the GOP’s July 18-21 conclave in Cleveland, at which reality show billionaire Donald Trump is expected to be nominated, and the Democrats’ July 25-28 meeting in Philadelphia, at which former New York senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton will likely be named the standard-bearer.”
 
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To these Libs and Progs who cheered as Gun Owners were getting pummeled by our “elected representatives” with law after law trying to neuter the Second Amendment, all I can say is “too bad, so sad”…you started this mess, you made this bed, now you get to sleep in it.
 
And for the rest of the Lib/Prog movement that has recently been banging the *radical muslims are people too* drum and wanting open borders, trying to tell me that sharia law could NEVER come to pass in the USA, blahblahblah….screw you too. Because when it comes to pass, the first of the American Peoples that will be taken out to the coastlines, buried up to their necks in the sand, and stoned to death will be the openly flaunting LGBT peoples. Then after what the new muslim overlords will deem a successful cleansing of the most egregious and fully visible affront to their sensibilities, they will turn to Christians and Jews…lather-rinse-repeat.
 
And no….I do not think that the Libs/Progs have the intestinal fortitude to fight a physical, bloody, messy, and wholly savage war to protect their own way of life, nor their turf. And I damn sure don’t think that the gun-lovers they’ve screwed over will be inclined to acquiesce to their request.
 
Which means no.
 

Why Donald Trump is winning…

I’m not coming out for, nor against, a Donald Trump Presidency….if that is what the future holds, so be it. If not, so be it.

The Republican Establishment (what I like to call RINO) is quaking in their Armani suits. What they failed to realize is that the underpinnings of what makes The People “Americans”, is that Americans were always viewed as backwoods, brash, loud, un-couth, un-civilized. Hell…ask the average European what they think about Americans, and they will tell you exactly that, and more. Americans are loud and proud. Americans are, by far, the most reserved where it comes to military might (Americans tend to not be blood-thirsty and war-mongering, as a general rule) but when you’ve poked that dog enough with the pointy stick in the eye, it WILL get up and unleash a holy hell and brutality that is, frankly, unequaled.

Americans just want to be left alone, and when you don’t leave them alone they will go into a frenzied berserker rage and quite literally do the unimaginable, exacting a horrific display of visceral brutality.

Thats why Donald Trump is winning.

We The People have had enough of a two-party system that is, frankly, Democrats vs. Democrats Lite. The People want  to upset the applecart. They want to punish those who, for the past three decades, have refused to take them seriously. They want the repeal of NAFTA. They want repeal of Obambicare. They want their jobs back. They want to stomp anyone of Middle Eastern lineage into a bloody pulp. They want to tear down mosques. They want to force English as the ONLY language allowed to be taught/spoken. They want to put in front of a firing squad any Progressive who dares throw the Flag on the ground and walk on it. They’ve had enough.

Thats why Donald Trump is winning.

Donald Trump is a master of media. You can’t make and remake yourself over time and again to continue to keep raking in the cash if you aren’t damned good at manipulating the media.

The man is a master at being able to put his finger on the pulse of ANYTHING, and instinctively knowing how to play it to his advantage.

Thats why Donald Trump is winning.

The American Electorate wants to send someone to the White House that will get angry, throw things, kick over the dining room table, tell foreign dignitaries that they can shove their *sensitivities* up their ass, and who will do the equivalent of flipping them The Bird as he gets up and walks away from negotiations on nuclear whatever, or troop draw-downs, etc. You will recall that Ronald Reagan did exactly that in negotiations with the Soviets who were doing alot of sabre-rattling in the 1980’s. The Progressive Mainstream Media went absolutely apoplectic, and yellow-bellied Liberals were fainting all over Washington D.C. Inside of a year after that famous *Fuck you, we’re done here* moment, the Soviet Union fell apart.

The American People want THAT kind of man in the highest public office of the land. Donald Trump is doing all that on the campaign trail, and more. Only problem is that Reagan knew how to do it politely, whereas Trump doesn’t. Reagan was the upper-crust, “another champagne, please” American. Trump is the *fuck you, pass me a Budweiser* American.

Thats why Donald Trump is winning.

They haven’t got a clue….

OBambi’s *gun control by executive order* is nothing more than re-arranging the living room furniture.
 
Back in the 1990’s then POTUS Clinton spouted the tripe about *too many kitchen-counter gun dealers* being the problem with guns getting into the hands of criminals. In 1994 there were just shy of 250,000 licensed gun dealers in the country. By 2007, there were only 50,000 +/- and the gun-control whacko’s were all preening and puffing about how this was a *great step forward in gun-control*.
 
Now OBumble just REVERSED the Clinton Executive Order with his own EO stating that if you even sell as little as two guns privately, you need to get a license to do so…which is what folks were happily doing before the Clinton EO.
 
The ATF is already tooting that train whistle loudly. When I got my FFL four years ago, they made sure I had a *real business* (ie: business license and sales tax certificate). The ATF guidance TODAY is that it doesn’t matter if you have a business or not, it doesn’t matter if you have a storefront or not, it doesn’t matter if you sell one gun or one thousand guns a year….you gotta get your FFL.
 
Smoke and mirrors, folks. Bread and Circuses. Back in the 1990’s the gun control nutjobs stated that DECREASING the nuber of License holders would *make us safer*.
 
Now they are saying that INCREASING the number of license holders will *make us safer*.
 
This just proves that the gun-control freaks and the scared-of-inanimate-object-panty-pissers have no damned clue what they want or what they are talking about.

So President OBumbles just pissed himself and backed down…

I just read the whitehouse.gov site on the executive actions.

The EO’s were written by someone who hasn’t got a clue what the laws actually ARE, as its stating things that are already THE LAW as things that are being put into place by EO.

So basically its a whole bunch of executive orders and presidential memorandums that do nothing but pander to the low-information types like Brady Bunch, Moms Demanding Something, et al, to be able to say *Look! I signed a whole bunch of papers to make you feel safer!*

Even the HIPAA-centric EO does nothing, because for use in line with the 1968 GCA, those adjudicated as mentally defective, or unable to manage their own affairs, etc., ARE ALREADY BEING PUT INTO THE NICS AS PROHIBITED PERSONS. But I guess that this is like the Animal House *Double-Secret Probation* in that these folks are going to be put ito NICS twice, so that everyone knows that the Administration REALLY MEANS it this time.

Smoke and mirrors. Bread and Circuses. Dog and Pony. Call it what you will, the only thing these EO’s do as ask congress to approve more budget money to hire another 250 FBI personnel to be able to process the NICS checks faster, and to approve funding for another 200 ATF agents to surf the Interwebz looking for *illegal online sellers*.

Which means that all the *secret FB groups* where folks sell/trade guns are going to go buh-bye, because if you sell a gun on the internet, and FB is part of the Internet Experience, the ATF will come for you. And I’m sure that FB is going to be leaned on real hard to shut down gun trading/selling groups.

There you have it in a nutshell. $500 million dollars requested to hire ATF investigators to hang out all day and troll FB.

Also, I just realized that the one thing which EVERY Democrat was demanding only a few short weeks ago, and that the Moms Demand Something folks along with the Brady Bunchers were gnashing their teeth over was glaringly absent….

The EO’s didn’t mention a damned thing about blending the No-Fly and Terrorist Watch Lists into the NICS system.

I guess Obambi was told in no uncertain terms that if he put Mr. Winky into that particular hole in the wall, on the other side there was a meat grinder just waiting to eat…

Gun Buybacks?

What the hell is it with Congressleeches talking about gun *buybacks* by the FedGov?

*Buyback*, by its very definition, infers someone giving you the money YOU originally gave THEM to purchase a product. Last I checked, the FedGov isn’t selling guns to the citizenry, so they can’t, by definition, *buy back* something that they never produced/sold in the first place.

They could, if they were so inclined, make *offers to purchase* privately owned guns, and the populace could tell the Congressleeches to shove their money up their collective asses.

This is the problem with the un-educated generations we’ve been pushing through the progressive-infiltrated schools….they’ve been taught that their Rights are *granted* by a benevolent Goobermint, and that said benevolent Goobermint can do things like *buy back* private property.

We fought a war against that very mindset over 230 years ago…we don’t live in a monarchy where its assumed that everything belongs to a king, and only by his good graces do you own anything.

The cow-towed generations we’ve produced are going to have a rude awakening when the Tree of Liberty gets watered again. And I fear that time will come sooner rather than later.

Hey Readers….

OK….here’s the scoop. I need to spread the word about the holster business and the online distributors portal.

I don’t have an advertising budget. I can’t afford to buy e-mail lists (and to be honest, I hate that sort of marketing anyways…).

I really DO believe, though, that I am competitive with the online bargain-basement sellers, once you take into consideration the stuff that they tack onto the order, where I include it all for free (ie: Free Shipping, no 3% upcharge for using a credit card, and fully insured shipping)

So I’m pulling out al the stops. In a previous post I let folks know of the referral rewards program I’m offering. And now, I’m upping the ante. When folk order from the Dragons Hoard (the online distributors portal for firearms and accessories) each order will earn two and a half percent in Dragons Bux. Those credits can slowly build up over time, then can be cashed in against any of the hand-crafted leatherwork I do (no, the Dragons Bux can’t be used in the distributors portal, they can only be EARNED through the portal…)

So if someone uses a Capital One Cash Back Rewards Card and earns 2% cash back, they also earn 2.5% in Dragons Bux towards custom leather holsters.

Pass the word around!

Pass the popcorn….

OK….about ten days ago, I posted here and someone told me that I was rude and condescending.

I beg to differ. THIS is what rude is.
Seems a fellow who owns a gun store in Connecticut is all for Gov. Malloy’s attempt to deny gun ownership when the 4473 NICS check indicates that a person is on the terror watch list.

A list, mind you, that you have NO WAY of knowing that you are on, you have no way of knowing how to be taken off, you have no idea how you got on the list, were denied your 4th and 14th Amendment guarantees to Due Process, you haven’t been CONVICTED of anything, and so on.

This gun shop owner was interviewed and is ON RECORD as saying that “if someone is on a government list, I’m sure they are there for a good reason, and I won’t sell them a gun”.

Got that? A gun shop owner in CT is happy to deny anyone their rights if  the gov’t puts them “on a list”, because if the gov’t didn’t have a damned good reason to put them “on a list” in the first place, they wouldn’t be there.

So much for Due Process.

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