Category Archives: Guns

Take that, gun grabbers

“Willeford, a former NRA instructor, got his rifle out of his safe while his daughter looked outside again. She ran back in and told him she saw a man in black tactical gear shooting up the church.

“I kept hearing the shots, one after another, very rapid shots – just ‘pop pop pop pop’ and I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they weren’t just random shots,” Willeford said…

“I know I hit him,” Willeford said. “He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window. When the window dropped, I fired another round at him again.”

A former NRA instructor. Well, don’t that beat all. The Dem nemesis NRA…

Via Twitter.

UPDATE: Willeford says his attack would have futile without an AR-15 “assault” rifle because the shooter was wearing armor.

Church & Synagogue security

It’s past time for every church and synagogue to have armed security— if only a trained volunteer from the congregation. Too many crazies out there. Drop ’em where they stand.

Via Breibart

UPDATE: “I know several men (and probably a few women) in our congregation carry when they’re in church…” It won’t help unless they sit back near the door.

Full auto only works from above

More good insight from J.D, at Mouth of the Brazos.

“You can’t hit a fucking thing in full auto…. The only way they are worth shooting in full auto would be like [the Vegas massacre man] did, i.e., spraying a tight group of targets, and the way for inducing fatal shots rather than a bunch of superficial wounds would to be from above, which would lead to a shitload of head wounds.”

Full auto, also known as spray-n-pray, is strictly for intimidation purposes.

Via Mouth of the Brazos

Targets of opportunity

I’ve held back in commenting on the Las Vegas massacre until I’d had some time to think it over. Plainly the shooter, a gun collector, wasn’t angry at the people he killed and wounded. Like them, he was very likely a conservative. Like them, he probably even liked country music.

No, they were just targets of opportunity. A huge gathering beneath his sniper’s nest in the hotel, easy pickins for a deranged maniac. You’d have to be mentally ill to want to kill and wound hundreds of innocent people you didn’t even know. Unless your motive was political, religious or social. None of which seem to apply here.

The country really is sick in many ways. The news media/entertainment industries, particularly, stoke it with their daily fixations on violence. The crazy politicos who immediately talk of seizing guns from the law-abiding as a solution to mental illness. The 59 dead (so far) just about equal the shooting dead in Chicago in one month, a place where guns are strictly regulated for the law-abiding. Criminals can get anything, including guns.

No, mental illness seems to be the issue here, but no politico and few public figures are talking about it. Even President Trump, a non-politician if there ever was one, fell back on Judaeo-Christian, debatable, “pure evil” as an explanation.

UPDATE:  J.D. has a sensible explanation for Paddock’s multiple rifles I haven’t seen elsewhere: “Full auto and more than about twenty rounds would definitely lead to overheating and jamming of these sorts of weapons…A rifle, being more tightly bored relative to the projectile(s) going down it, is significantly more susceptible to heat, and distortion, and eventual rupture. That’s probably why this Vegas dipshit supplied himself with multiple weapons, planning for that eventuality.”

Paula Revere with the beer

“‘A wild eyed old woman walked into a crowded bar in downtown Washington, D.C. [waving] an un-holstered pistol and yelled out, “I have a .45 caliber Colt 1911, with a seven round magazine, plus one in the chamber. I want to know who’s been sleeping with my husband?” A female voice from the back of the room called out, “You need more ammo, Hillary!”‘

Commenter David R, Graham at PowerLine Blog

Carrying a small gun most of the time

 Precisely. Which is why I recommend the 10-round, semi-auto Ruger .22
 Face shots with it would be very effective.
 Via Instapundit

Fart, Barf & Itch Coverup

“The FBI tried to claim that the shooting at the baseball field was spontaneous and had no target, despite all evidence to the contrary.”

Thank goodness for Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist.

UPDATE: “Three Republican House Oversight Committee members on Friday called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller for acting in a partisan manner and applying double standards when it came to the Obama and Trump administrations.”