Quote of the Day – John Robb (8/8/2012)

While there are still some details to sort out, it’s pretty clear that making weapons at home using 3-D printers from commonly available materials is going to become much more commonplace in the near future. In fact, as 3-D printing technology matures, materials feedstock improves, and designs for weapons proliferate, we might soon see the day when nearly everyone will be able to print the weapons of their choice in the numbers they desire, all within the privacy of their own homes.

John Robb – A Working Assault Rifle Made With a 3-D Printer

Popular Science (7/26/2012)

[When even Popular Science is admitting the obvious we all see, it makes me ponder how much longer our opponents will remain in denial.  Every once in a while we see glimmers of anger.

I will say this right now though.  There will be no bargaining.  We will not negotiate with those who would deprive us our rights.  Their attitude towards us has been scorched earth, if only by piece meal.  It has been us who have compromised historically, no more.  It is time to sweep these people into the dust bin of history with the likes of other bigots throughout history. -B]

ht Sebastian

Quote of the Day–Shepherd Derrial(7/9/2012)

A government is a body of people, usually, notably ungoverned.

Shepherd Derrial – Firefly: War Stories

[Couldn’t say it better myself.  For those who don’t understand, who governs the government?  Traditionally in our Republic, all were accountable under the same laws.  Our fearless leaders though have determined that they need one set of rules for them and another set of rules for their slaves constituents.

As the law no longer keeps our overlords in check, including their ability to write laws without any prescribed authority to allow them to legislate the topic.  Yeah, do you see where this is going? –B]

Quote of the Day–King Fergus(7/8/2012)

Princess or not. Learning to fight is essential!

King Fergus – Brave

[The wife and I went to see Brave last night.  Fergus and I would get along quite well.  I was glad to see Disney break the traditional mold for their princesses.  The line above combined with the following absolutely made me fall in love with this movie:

But I thought princesses shouldn’t have weapons? – Princess Mérida

Which in context was down right awesome and hilarious!  But you’ll have to go see it.  It’s definitely worth it, you’re either laughing, going “look at them, they’re so cute”, or going where did that damn dust come from.

Seriously I don’t know what some of these critics are smoking.  My suspicion is they prefer pop culture for their girls instead of geek culture… and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me educate you in graphical form.


Yeah, that about sums it up. –B]

Quote of the Day–Ry Jones

I feel 20% more gay from just looking at it. – Ry Jones

[Ry said this after seeing the bag of Confetti for testing. We chose to try the confetti on a suggestion from BredaThis was her reasoning, this was my response.  I think with Ry’s comment both glitter and confetti are equally bad. It ended up the Mylar confetti was just as bad at getting everywhere, and it did NOTHING to improve the visual effects.]


Quote of the Day–Alan Andrews

A few years ago you could count on a raft of bad anti-gun laws getting passed after a nutjob killed someone. Now the gun banners can’t even get Obama to listen to them. –Alan

[Thankfully this is true.  I was very young when the original assault weapon ban occurred.  I had the benefit of growing up around firearms.  I got my first firearm when I was 8, first time I shot a firearm though I was three and a half, my dad said I grinned from ear to ear.  I remember coming home from school and my dad writing letters to congressman, because every time he turned around there was a new attack.  As I got older I began to see what was going on, especially when I fully learned about Ruby Ridge.  I was fully introduced to that incident when I was the same age as his son.  It was at that moment my whole view of the world changed.  I realized this wasn’t really about guns, it was about power and control.  Junior year of high school I discovered a book on one of the book shelves(we had lots of books).  The cover though caught my attention.

Amazingly it was unread even by my father, he did read it immediately after me in a 3 day binge.  I started reading it immediately.  In the begging while setting up the plot there were a few events that even I couldn’t believe that he was using to set the tone.  Sadly Google broke my heart and educated me to the actual gravity of the situation.  In another instance though I was provided hope.  I read that whole book in about a week, reading it even through my classes.

After reading Unintended Consequences I realized there was even more at stake than just power and control.  There’s a whole culture under attack.  Those outside of it don’t understand, but if you ever go to a major shooting event it becomes obvious, it’s a culture.

Thankfully the events at the end of that book have not come to pass yet.  Many throughout our culture have stepped up to educate and inform those on the outside.  Because of this the response has been considerably more constrained than it would have been even 7 years ago.

While the war certainly hasn’t been won, these events show us how far we’ve come.  Even more importantly it didn’t go down like the beginning of Enemies Foreign and Domestic.

If you haven’t read Unintended Consequences, I highly suggest you do.



Quote of the Day–George Washington: 01/11/11

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good"

— George Washington

[Many would claim today that guns are evil and the actions of Saturday are the manifestation of that evil.  However it can be seen that they deserve a place of honor amongst those of us that are good.  – B]

Quote of the Day–The Inconvenience: 01092011

Says Obama, “What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society.”

-Well bub, if we lived in a free society you wouldn’t have to worry about this.

[Everyone is dancing in the blood of that most traumatic event, even fearless leader.  The fact of the matter is, calling ourselves a free society because relative to the rest of the world we still are doesn’t make it so.  In a free society, the TSA, ATF, and DHS wouldn’t exist.  I would be free to purchase what ever I want as a law abiding citizen, and discharging a firearm with a suppressor wouldn’t result in Jail time.  Those little problems are just the tip of the ice berg.  -B]

Quote of the Day: Benjamin Franklin (Twofer) – 01072011

I doubt … whether any other Convention .. may be able to make a better constitution; for, when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views.  From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected?  It therefore astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection…

– Benjamin Franklin (Speech at the Constitutional Convention, Sept 17, 1787)

[Emphasis mine. Today the Constitution was read on the floor of the CongressSome would claim the constitution is no longer relevant and is not a perfect document anymore.  The thing is, at the time it was written it was not considered a perfect document, that is why they provided a method to edit it and change it.  Our current congress critters would prefer to instead of editing it, to relegate it to the dustbin of history.  This is completely contrary to their oath of office.  This brings up another quote from Franklin he made the next day.  We all must ponder this final statement from Mr. Franklin regarding the constitution.]

A republic, if you can keep it.

-Benjamin Franklin Sept 18, 1787

[This was in response to a question by Mrs. Powel regarding the form of government the congress has created.  We are closer than at any other time to actually losing it.  No longer are our elected representatives being held accountable when they break the laws knowingly while creating new legislation.  They also have no issue creating laws which apply to the standard citizenry but exempts the elected officials.  Our elected officials prefer to ignore the Constitution out of convenience because they could not further their agenda otherwise.  Things definitely need to change.]