November 7th, 2008


One bit of preparation for a leftist government

One thing I'm absolutely certain of: the incoming Federal government will do its dead level best to gut the Second Amendment. In particular, I see a revival of the ugly gun ban as one of the first items on the agenda.

I've just placed an order for 10 30-round magazines for the AR-15 rifle. I'm also going to build up at least one, and maybe two, AR-15s themselves. If I get it done before Congress revives the ugly gun ban, I'll have weapons I can legally own, even after the ban passes.

To those of you reading this who came here looking for geeky stuff, I'll point out that you can geek out over guns just as much as you can over computers or anything else. They're interesting machines, and there are details that need to be right in order for the gun to function well, accurately, and reliably. (Yes, I've said in the past that making a gun is extraordinarily simple, and I stand behind that; it's the difference between "works" and "works well" that's important here, as it is in lots of other fields.)

I plan to use all of the features I can that piss off the gun grabbers: bayonet lugs, flash hiders, bipods, pistol grips, and so on. My goal is a weapon usable in combat, with the features that make that use both practical and optimal. The antis won't like that. Too damned bad.
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Your TSA at work


The guy who posted the picture (not me) went on to say:
Today in BOS, I arrived to find a TSA agent sound asleep in a Spirit Airlines wheelchair, on the outside of security. After mentioning it to a ticket agent, she stated that he had been there for almost two hours. So I go back, and take a few pictures of it, one of which is great. There is nothing in the pictures that is security related at all, it is just him in the wheelchair against a wall.

A coworker of his came over, woke him up, and told him that someone had just taken his picture. He asked who it was and I responded that it was me. He told me that the picture better be deleted, to which I responded that not only is it not going to be deleted, it is going to be copied, a few million times over. Next, he makes some slang remarks, and walks over to his coworkers that are at the security checkpoint.

I see them looking over, pointing, those kind of things. Eventually, the manager comes over and inquires about the picture. I told him that I had it. He leans into me and in a strong tone says, 'I hope you do the right thing with that picture, and we won't have anything to worry about'. My response was that I will do the right thing, and those involved should be very worried.

Fifteen minutes or so pass, I go through security to go to work, and am immediately intercepted by the manager already mentioned, and two people in suits. Only one person spoke to me, one of the suits. She asked about the picture, I confirmed it. She tells me that the individual has been reprimanded, and then inquires as to what I am going to do with the picture. I told her that I will do anything I want, it is my picture. She asks why I am getting hostile (which I was not). My last statement to her was that unless I am being detained, I have a job to do, and you can find me on flight #xxxx, and then I walked off. They did not come to the aircraft.
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