Guns and Neuroses

  • Baby It's An Arms Race.An email this morning announces that you can win a Remington 770 — or at least the $460 to buy one — in a virtual raffle by donating $20.10 to Kokesh for Congress. “It does not require a majority to prevail,” the email quotes Sam Adams, “but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
  • Meanwhile, Michael Moore collaborator Meghan O’Hara is working on a documentary about the man who made Kokesh a star — “George W. Bush’s military service in the Texas Air National Guard.” And then she’ll jump into the Wayback Machine and release it in 2004, when anybody might have cared.
  • We’d rather watch a documentary about why the “Gun Owners of America” opposes healthcare reform: “nothing within the bill would prohibit rabidly anti-gun HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from decreeing that ‘no guns’ is somehow healthier.”
  • Peronally alleged gun victim (and personally deluded presidential candidate) Lou Dobbs is “reaching out right now to Latino groups.” His campaign will list Purell as a major expense to ward off leprosy.

True fact: JFK was a Life Member of the NRA at the time of this death. He was given a complementary membership when he sent official greetings to the national convention in the summer of 1962, I believe. I’ve been reading some American Rifleman mags from the late 1940s to the 1970s that my late father in law saved, which is where I got that report. Also, I have seen the original Klein’s Sporting Goods ad from which Oswald ordered the rifle he used for the assassination.

I would not mind having the Remington 770* in either .308 Win. or .30-06. It would certainly be lighter than the sporterized WW2 rifle I wrote about on thefirearmsblog a few weeks ago.

@SanFranLefty: Yay, Moonbeam. He was my guy in ’92.

GOA are psychos. You all might have a low opinion of the NRA (in which I have a free membership), but those GOA guys make Team Sarah look like philosopher kings. I like the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is more about promoting hunting and the shooting sports than right wing politics.

* Inexpensive, gets the job done, adequate for hunting on a budget. Gun snobs don’t like the action, looks, etc. Hey, but for $20.10?

@mellbell: ? Oh, that. OK. I got it. Nope – it’s the prospect of something for nothing, like buying a Powerball ticket. They gotta give it to someone, right?

BTW, the state chair of the Democratic Party here in New Mexico posted his support for prop 8 and Cali’s Defense of Marriage Act. After taking two torpedoes from me and another guy, it went down within an hour and was scrubbed from his profile.

@mellbell: Good Lord. Just drive in front of a truck like a man.

Dobbs is reaching out to latinos?
next the KKK will be reaching out to blacks.

@Original Andrew: On that note, I’m starting a Murder She Wrote DVD collection.

@mellbell: Pretty impressive that they checked from which direction the letters had been written. I confess that I just tested the theory by pretending to write on myself.

how convenient.
Im not convinced. but I do love a good conspiracy. or even a bad one.

@flippin eck: Depends on the lettering. Some letterforms, such as the capital A in chancery cursive, start with an upstroke; also, cursive forms of e, possibly f, etc. If I were writing “FED” on myself, I would starts with the downstrokes and then the horizontal and half round strokes from the top down also. Do they know how this guy wrote?


We should have a movie night! I love love love all of the P.I. shows from the 80s: Murder, She Wrote; Remington Steele; Moonlighting; Magnum, P.I.; et. al.

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