Thursday, August 29, 2013

On the bright side of things...

That's a pretty lame ROI you got there, mister fiscal whiz.
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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incremental-ism still sucks

Tam said...

So does loser talk. Now get back off the bench and fight.

Jesus, if this gets you all whimpery, you'd have jumped off a bridge in '94.

Woodman said...

Damn, someone get that man to a plastic surgeon STAT. It might already be too late!!!!

Apparently his eyes are going on a trip soon.

Rob K said...

He looks like Emperor Palpatine with that skin and the bags under his eyes.

If "4) eliminate the requirement for a certification signed by the CLEO." ( http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201210&RIN=1140-AA43 ) is what the XO actually does with that esoteric NFA rule change, isn't that a win for us?

Tam said...

It means everybody on the trust has to go through the same BGC process that it takes to become a "responsible person" on an FFL.

The Raving Prophet said...

The NFA trust rule isn't the thing I find really annoying, it's further restriction of milsurp imports.

Sure, this can easily be reversed with somebody else in the White House, but the GOP Presidents haven't shown themselves to be that interested in lifting import bans laid down by exec order.

I guess all those nifty M1 Garands and other nice hardware just isn't going to be showing up here anytime soon.

I wonder if there's anybody anymore who doesn't realize Obama is a gun control True Believer. Only someone completely given over to the cause would do this- only a moron thinks it would reduce crime, it's more intended as a huge middle finger to those who would buy them.

I guess I'll have to get a domestically produced AK instead of a South Korean held M1 Carbine. Because, you know, that US made AK is much less a tool for crime than the historically interesting gun.

JD Rush said...

The best comment I've seen today:

"Yeah because a day can't go by in Chicago, Detroit or Newark without some witness telling a cop or the press "It was terrifying! They drove up blaring some manner of hippity-hoppity music, and then all of a sudden it was all bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangPING up in here!""

Tam said...

The situation with the Military Assistance Program guns is a bummer, but they've always been tenuous. Each batch requires a waiver for importation. They dried up during the Clinton admin and came back during the Bush years.

OTOH, I'm pretty sure that non-US made C&R stuff is legislatively protected by FOPA. (There's a certain irony when you can get commie-captured Nazi rifles, but Garands are verboten.)

Matthew said...

I think Obama is doing this to throw a bone to the media. Finally reporters can talk about clips and not be wrong.

Scott J said...

Does anyone know if the reimport rule affects the CMP?

I've not had time to research and find out.

TotC said...

Just wait, Eric Holder is gonna recruit Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson to illegally import, traffick and lose track of a bunch of Garands. And the running joke is whether or not Diesel's M1 is superior to Walker's Arisaka.

Tam said...

Scott J,

They're going to be sucking a dry well for a while.

Patrick Henry said...

@JD Rush- brilliant!

While the NFA rule is annoying, the bigger problem is the year long wait to do a transfer.

Its time to remove suppressors from the NFA, as well as SBSs and SBRs. Yeah I know, not likely to happen. But that's incrementalism I can get behind!

Scott J said...

Bummer, Tam. I live about an hour from the South store. Guess I might need to consider some budget re-allocation. Wanna buy my SW9VE so I can put the money toward another rack grade? ;)

Tam said...

Moving suppressors to Title I is eminently do-able.

Ten years ago, I would have said it was a long shot. Now? Better than even odds...

staghounds said...

JD Rush wins.

Tam said...

Cut off the supply of Garands and bangers will just take to bayoneting people with Mosins...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, after hearing about how 16 year old Gang-bangers won't be able to do Drive-Bys with their Rock-Ola M1 Carbines, I decided that it was time to do something positive to Celebrate just how much safer we are all now, thanks to Obama.

As of an hour ago, a plain-jane Smith Model 10 (D-series Pencil Barrel) from the '70s is now a Permanent Member of the Family. Just because.

THEY take away the ability to purchase a Firearm, I GET a Firearm.





Woodman said...

"Cut off the supply of Garands and bangers will just take to bayoneting people with Mosins..."

Worse, they'll make their victims shoot them.

Scott J said...

Bubblhead, last week I established a deal in principle with a friend to buy a Springfield National Match M1A with SA scope mount, Burris scope and two stocks sometime between now and February.

Such item was NOT on my radar screen but he offered it to me at a price close to half of what it would cost to assemble these products at current retail. I just couldn't pass that up but now it clouds all my purchasing decisions for the next 6 months.

Thomas F said...

OMG!!!!!,

Mosin bayonets, think of the carnage, children asleep in their upstairs bedrooms still will not be safe from drive by bayonetings!!!!!

Thomas F said...

OMG!!!!!,

Mosin bayonets, think of the carnage, children asleep in their upstairs bedrooms still will not be safe from drive by bayonetings!!!!!

Ancient Woodsman said...

I imagine that if the administration is going to say that it is very horribly triple illegal to bring certain guns across a border, then it won't be - what, a week? - before some regional office of the ATF starts moving those Garands and carbines in for us?

Or do they just go straight from Korea to Mexico?

Robert said...

Even if we could get the rifles, can we get ammo for them?

Tam said...

Buy our hats?

We ladies of Boston have our hats.

Ed said...

Time to contact the congress critter again to demand revocation of NFA '34, GCA '68 and all the rest of those laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. Get the government out of this non-productive, money wasting nonsense.

The Missouri Legislature would have these Federal laws unenforceable by Federal agents within Missouri, but it would be more effective to have the laws revoked by Congress:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/us/missouri-gun-measure-pushes-nullification-boundary.html?_r=0

rickn8or said...

"Cut off the supply of Garands and bangers will just take to bayoneting people with Mosins... "

Yeah, a 91/30 and bayo lets you go all stabby on sidewalk people from the middle of the street.

Scott J said...

Robert, 48 grains IMR 4064 and a 150 to 168 grain projectile of your choice makes fine Garand food.

Windy Wilson said...

Damn, I was in the market for a pistol and now it looks like a CMP Garand would be recommended.

And if it weren't for the incrementalism, that is just the sort of ROI I demand from my statist gun grabbing collectivist opponents. The future of the progressive movement demands nothing more!

Scott J said...

Windy, looking at odcmp.com it seems pickings are already slim.

All the cheaper grades are sold out.

The cheapest I saw yesterday was $995.

I paid $495 for a rack grade back in 2010.

Boat Guy said...

For those of you who don't have your hats; that $995 "CMP Special" is one of the BEST deals on the planet - and has been since they started building them.

Charles Pergiel said...

Sorry to have to ask this, but who is this guy? I shot my TV and I can't watch the news anymore.

Scott J said...

Yeah, Boat Guy I lustily looked at those when I was in the store back in 2010. They're beautiful.

I hope i can save up the $1,400 to do the new "come build your own special and take it home" class they're starting.

The first class is in November and all 20 slots are full.

Tam said...

Charles Pergiel,

That would be the phiz of none other than George Soros, the 1%er inexplicably loved by the Left.