Friday, March 29, 2013

A Brit Joins The NRA

No clue. No clue at all.
They have a cursory look at my driving licence, then ask me to select my weapon. I've no idea. "A small one. For an idiot," I offer.

What I get is a 45 that shoots nine-millimetre bullets (mostly in the wrong direction, it turns out, but that's me not the gun). It's alarmingly heavy and complicated. Even loading the weapon requires thumb strength and dexterity I seem to lack. After the fourth time of showing me how it is done, my guide loses patience. "You left-handed?" he asks. "Or just retarded?"

The NRA Wins Again

That's the title of this screed in the New Yorker.


But they say it like it's a BAD thing...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

First Rabbi Into Buchenwald

That's Rabbi Schacter on the left.

He died last week at the age of 95. Obit in the NYT:

The smoke was still rising as Rabbi Herschel Schacter rode through the gates of Buchenwald. 

It was April 11, 1945, and Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army had liberated the concentration camp scarcely an hour before. Rabbi Schacter, who was attached to the Third Army’s VIII Corps, was the first Jewish chaplain to enter in its wake. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easy Listening

Second Amendment scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm appears on PBS:

I've read her books but never seen her on TV. It's great that she was on PBS, too, instead of preaching to the choir. She very calmly and very effectively makes the points that need to be made about the AWB and magazine limits and the Heller case.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Semiautomatics For The People

This graphic is sheer genius.

Support The Boulder Airlift! Keep 'em flyin'!

h/t No Lawyers - Only Guns And Money