Politics and Politicians SUCK…

Kirkpatrick gets out of jail, only to be charged with assault against two detectives serving a subpoena, he’s still awaiting trial with his lover over the perjury count(s) and he still won’t resign…

John Edwards finally admits to a love affair with a staffer a couple of years ago (which was vehemently denied by one and all), but now denies he’s the father of the child…

The democratic spinmeisters are saying these don’t deserve the media attention because these are “not important people”!


The sitting Mayor of Detroit and the former candidate for Vice-President of the US are not important????

The thing that really frosted me though, was riding the Metro back after a meeting and overhearing two female Obama supporters (How did I know? They had their Obama pins on.) discussing the same issue- One finally said to the other, “the only problem is they both got caught”. The second one AGREED!!!!

Now this is just scary! Reminds me of Clinton’s second term when 64% didn’t trust him personally, but voted for him anyway… sigh…

Oh yeah, a question for Mr. Edwards- IF that affair was over a couple of years ago, WHY were you in her hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hilton at 0230 in the morning playing with the baby “that is not yours”???

You trying to do; do a Clinton and revisit the scene of the crime, so to speak, and get a little extra???

I don’t know about anybody else, but this is scaring the hell outta me…

It’s the little things…

Why am I in this handbasket, and where are we going???

This is an interesting Rube Goldberg device using humans instead of inanimate objects, but it DOES get the point across…

Remember, you can choose to lead, follow, or get run over by the bus (Of course that is barring small animate objects that just screw up your whole day)!

On a brighter note- Go see Larry Correia at Monster Hunter Nation. He is raffling off a rifle to support breast cancer research. It’s only $5 for a chance at a one of a kind- PINK AR-15… Go check it out and donate please!

H/T Lawdog, Mistressinarms

Random musings…

CG’s message to all hands- From General Mattis to the men and women of the 1st MARDIV

Note the date of the letter…
Now this is leadership- Gen Mattis had a copy of this letter delivered to each person in the 1st MarDiv prior to crossing the Line of Departure.

Now a different perspective…

First, who died and made ‘Citizen’ Obama President????

He’s been running around like he is on a coronation tour, not a campaign tour. He’s meeting with all these heads of state, who are either promising belly rubs or to kiss his ass, because they see a kindred spirit who will willingly go along with selling out the USA. They see him as willing to have the USA become one more member state of the EU, kowtow to the UN, go along with anything they want to do…

I believe they are talking themselves into believing Obama’s press releases, like he has already won the Presidency and is running for President of the world, not the US! He’s talking about raising taxes, banning guns, etc… All of which fit in nicely with the EU logic and ‘world citizen’ view they would like to see. It would also mean the downfall of the US and a loss of many rights we hold dear.

I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in Obama, I think he is probably the worst thing that could happen to the USA right now…

Another point, did anyone catch the visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem? Did you notice the campaign ads? They were very conveniently printed in Hebrew! How much gall does this man have, to post friggin campaign posters at one of the holiest sites in the world?

It is documented that he did NOT visit the troops at Landstul Medical Center, because he couldn’t bring his entourage, didn’t have ‘time’, and didn’t feel that was appropriate as a ‘citizen’. Asshole!!! You owe your ability to travel and be who you are BECAUSE of those military people who are lying in that Medical Center!!!!
Now this week he’s down in all the polls, and what does he do? Plays the race card…


I think it’s to deflect people away from the latest set of flip-flops on the surge, drilling offshore, and the negative reactions. He was booed a couple of days ago by blacks for “not doing enough”.

Then yesterday he comes out with the idea of another ‘incentive’ payment of $1000 to everyone who filed a tax return- How is he going to pay for it? He’s going to TAKE excess profits from the oil companies… Last time I looked, that isn’t legal, but then the democrats ONLY want to use the constitution and selected amendments when it suits them anyway…

Now today, he refuses to meet McCain in any Lincoln-Douglas styled debates (read un-moderated).

My personal comment here- Do you want a celebrity or a real hero who has spent most of his life in service to this country? 143 days of service vs. 30 years of service

Your choice, your life, liberty and your pursuit of your happiness is in your hands now…

I’m a bitter, church going gun owner- and I WILL Vote!

USA facts…

Some historical items on the Declaration of Independence and July 4th

John Adams would have been pleased that we celebrate the holiday the way we do. It’s just he wanted us to do that on July 2, the date of the act of independence. The Declaration which explains the act, was adopted on July 4.

Most people think The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. No. On July 6, 1776, the President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock wrote a letter to the delegates that they needed to sign The Declaration of Independence. A resolution was passed on July 19, 1776 requiring the delegates to sign it. Of the 52 delegates to the Continental Congress then, two delegates (from Pennsylvania) refused to sign it. They were replaced.

So The Declaration of Independence was signed on dates in July, August, September and November 1776, and one delegate (Thomas McKean of Delaware) didn’t sign it until 1781. His excuse? He was in the Army!

Two of the signers, John Adams and Samuel Adams, were related to each other. Both were cousins

While the majority of the delegates were lawyers, judges, merchants or farmers, there were also among the signers: a surveyor, a soldier, a publisher (Benjamin Franklin), two physicians, a clergyman, and an ironmaster.

A group of settlers, calling themselves the “Fair Play Men,” gathered under what was called the Tiadaghton Elm in another part of Pennsylvania. Fed up with British rule of North America, they declared their independence of Great Britain on July 4, 1776, completely unaware what the Continental Congress was doing on that date in Philadelphia!

Up until 1945, Vicksburg, MS, REFUSED to celebrate July 4. Why? Because on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered to the U.S. Army under Grant during the Civil War

In the early 1990’s, the mostly British crew of an exclusive cruise ship wanted to celebrate the day with a sign to greet their mostly American passengers and make a statement that there were no hard feelings after all the problems the two countries had experienced in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, but nothing they came up with seemed right. A number of them adjourned to one of the bars on board the ship, and after a few brews [naturally] came up with a sign they all agreed upon. The next morning, the American passengers were greeted with this sign: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA! LOVE, MUM.”

Gotta love the Brits… Couldn’t live with em, but gotta love em…

I’m back… dammit…

Got back late last night, you know how the race drivers flat spot tires? I think I flat spotted my butt driving for 17 1/2 hours…

Too tired to thimk right now, much less right… 🙂

Two things for y’all- One is a little re-enlistment ceremony, the other are the Laws of Ultimate Reality…


Bad morale in Iraq? I don’t think so…

1,215 U.S. service members from all over Iraq re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2008. Multinational Force-Iraq Commander Army Gen. David Petraeus led the ceremony. (Photo by MNF-I Public Affairs)

Remember folks, our ENTIRE military is volunteer now- This is about 1/10th of the entire number of troops in Iraq that are all re-enlisting simultaneously! Methinks there is just a wee bit of a problem with the ‘truthful’ reporting we are supposedly getting from the media…

Anyhoo– Humor, funnies, stuff to laugh at/with…

Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.

Law of Gravity Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.& Law of Random Numbers If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.& Law of the Bath When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Result When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

The Starbucks Law As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy’s Law of Lockers If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.

Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.

Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Doctors’ Law If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.

And one for all you motor heads out there… I got 15 of 17.


On the Road again…

At least this one is for fun 🙂 Vacation!!!!


Spent a day and a half driving to Texas, seeing friends and family and playing with toys, what better way to spend a vacation??? The only sad part is that my kids are working so are not getting to enjoy the time with family.

In talking with friends, the web site Gray Eagles was pointed out, it is a very moving video tribute to the Mustang pilots during WWII. Take a minute to at least go view the video and look around the site. As they say, we are losing the last of the WWII vets at a huge rate.

On a side note, I am amazed at how badly people are driving these days! Geez, I think they all got their drivers licenses outta Cracker Jacks! No turn signals, pulling out in front of tractor-trailer rigs, running 40-90 (pick a speed) on the interstate, throwing crap out on the side of the road like it’s their personal trash cans… sigh…

Frankly, I’m surprised there aren’t more incidences of road rage (or road stupidity).

The bright spots though are the things you get to see-

In NW Arkansas, an old Ag Cat dusting a rice crop just off the Interstate, low altitude, high G’s, knowing that pilot was enjoying his flying.

Eating in the local greasy spoon, which burns down about every three or four years; getting good food, interesting conversations and Peach Cobbler for desert!

Driving around the old home town and getting TOTALLY lost… Whereinhell did that road come from and wherethehellamI??? Driving miles out in the country to get old fashioned BBQ and a coke for lunch (and remembering all the back roads to get there)!

Getting together with childhood friends and catching up (damn, are we REALLY that old???), seeing pics of the kids and now grand kids! Finding out a good friend, who is a retired Marine, whose oldest son that I used to bounce on my knee, is now in the Marines and just came back from his second tour in Iraq… Safely thank God!

Shooting high powered rifles in the back yard (on a 200 yard range) and not having to worry about the neighbors calling the cops! More likely coming over wanting to play…
More miles and more family to see in the next few days, and I’m looking forward to it!
Sadly, I have to go back to work next week… I don’t wanna go back… Wahhhh….

Bunch of stuff…

Now this is how the National Anthem is done!!!!!!!

Many singers have repeatedly said this is one of the hardest songs to sing. These five sisters (ranging from 6-9 years old) knocked it out of the park! This was earlier in the year at a Texas Tech basketball game.

The video is lousy, but listen not only to the pitch and perfect harmony, but the notes they hit throughout the song!

Get out of jail free card (for real)…

Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting-about for ways and means to facilitate their escape. Nowobviously, one of the most helpful aids to that end is a useful and accurate map, one showing not only where-stuff-was, but also showing the locations of ‘safe houses’, where a POW on-the- lam could go for food and shelter.

Paper maps had some real drawbacks: They make a lot of noise when you open and fold them, they wear out rapidly, and if they get wet, they turn into mush. Someone in MI-5 (similar to America’s CIA) got the idea of printing escape maps on silk. It’s durable, can be scrunched-up into tiny wads, andunfolded as many times as needed, and makes no noise what- so-ever.At that time, there was only one manufacturer in Great Britain that had perfected the technology of printing on silk, and that was John Waddington, Ltd. When approached by the government, the firm was only too happy to do its bit for the war effort. By pure coincidence, Waddington was also the U.K. licensee for the popular American board game, Monopoly. As it happened, ‘games and pastimes’ was a category of item qualified for insertion into ‘CARE packages’, dispatched by the International Red Cross, to prisoners of war. Under the strictest of secrecy, in a securely guarded and inaccessible old workshop on the grounds of Waddington’s, a group of sworn-to-secrecy employees began mass-producing escape maps, keyed to each region of Germany or Italy where Allied POW camps were located (Red Crosspackages were delivered to prisoners in accordance with that same regional system). When processed, these maps could be folded into such tiny dots that they would actually fit inside a Monopoly playing piece.

As long as they were at it, the clever workmen at Waddington’s also managed to add: A playing token, containing a small magnetic compass, and a two-part metal file that could easily be screwed together. Useful amounts of genuine high-denomination German, Italian, and French currency were hiddenwithin the piles of Monopoly money! British and American air-crews were advised, before taking off on their first mission, how to identify a ‘rigged’ Monopoly set —– by means of a tiny red dot, one cleverlyrigged to look like an ordinary printing glitch, located in the corner of the Free Parking square! Of the estimated 35,000 Allied POWS who successfully escaped, an estimated one-third were aided in their flight by the rigged Monopoly sets.

Everyone who did so was sworn to secrecy indefinitely,sincethe British Government might want to use this highly successful ruse in still another, future war. The story wasn’t declassified until 2007, when the surviving craftsmen from Waddington’s, as well as the firm itself, were finally honored in a public ceremony.

At any rate, it’s always nice when you can play that ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card…

And last but not least, an interesting sign…

One of those days, part 2,959…

Just another day at the oriface

I just ‘love’ trying to get everything done before going on vacation. It’s like there is somebody looking over your shoulder and dumping more pieces of insignificant junk on your desk as you finish each piece…

The crowning glory was an, “oh by the way, this was actually due yesterday, but I didn’t get around to it, so can you do it and turn in it for me.” Of course what was NOT stated is that way MY name is attached to the late entry, not the person actually tasked with it…

Oh yeah, and it took two hours to complete it…

Even better, there are three meetings scheduled that I am supposed to be running next week, but I’m not here; so I have fill-ins assigned who are at least as capable if not more so… Bad part is, everybody is sending me questions NOW, that should be addressed next week- So my ignore pile of emails is growing… 🙂

Oh yeah, on the idjits front, DC is refusing to license semi-auto pistols, and are still requiring unloaded pistols, gun locks and you can only register one pistol in the next three months.

From the Wash Post article- “Gray and other council members said they were bracing for another fight in court. “We’re trying to figure out how close we can get to where we were before,” Gray said. “This will be a legal sparring round for a few years.”


Now does anyone actually believe Fenty and the crowd over in DC even give a crap about people being able to defend themselves??? And in the mean time, who suffers? Sure as hell not them with their body guards and gated security guarded complexes…

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words…

And if you have about 10 minutes, go visit this one please!

It’s called Reveille, and not a word is spoken….

Obama’s not exactly…

A few ‘minor’ corrections to Obama’s pronouncements… All verifiable via the net. Please feel free to add any that I missed, as I’m SURE this is not anywhere near a complete list!

1.) Selma Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google ‘Obama Selma’ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that….and for more.Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers burned Christians’ homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to Mention that no Christian religion would allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man, except Mormons.

6.) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.Barack Hussein. Obama is not half black. If elected, Obama would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya , his father’s family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro).

7.) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article ‘Obama was ‘quite religious.’

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says ‘Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I’m Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify – your classmates said you were just fine.

13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life – NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY, here you are. Despite saying live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting ‘Present’ is Common In Illinois Senate – NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) We passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA – NOT EXACTLY, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you used mafia-like tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don’t Have Lobbysists – NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT EXACTLY, your Plan leaves the rest of us to pay for the 15,000,000 who won’t have to buy it.

R. Reagan quotes and other breaking stuff…

Here are a few VERY appropriate quotes from former President Reagan…

‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’ – Ronald Reagan

Well, as of a few minutes ago a major bank failed… Indymac out in California. The Fed took it over, so if you had less than $100K in there, you’re good to go. Failed mainly because of construction loans apparently.

I’m beginning to wonder if the Dems plan is to, by inaction and default, cause the economy to fail so they can blame it on President Bush… The Democrat controlled House and Senate have basically done nothing other than pass a revised Patriot Act, choosing not to vote on drilling, nor have they done anything as far as helping out the banks etc. on the sub-prime mortages.

Now the situation is that Fannie May and Freddie Mac are in trouble with GOOD loans, because there are so many defaults, home values continue to fall; apparently 18-20% in some regions.

As a side note- On the Second Amendment ruling from SCOTUS, it appears DC is going to write their “own” interpretation into law, which will among other things, make it so that you cannot register semi-automatic pistols (e.g. Glocks, Colt .45’s, Sigs, Brownings) one will only be able to register a revolver.

PRKalifornia is now requiring FFL’s to have approval to ship a gun to Kalifornia, to whit:

As of July 1, 2008, California Penal Code Section 12072(f)(1) [PDF 30 kb / 1 pg] prohibits all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), other than Type 03 or 06 FFLs, from shipping firearms to an FFL in California unless, prior to delivery, the FFL intending to deliver, sell or transfer the firearms obtains a verification approval number from the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) Bureau of Firearms. This includes transfers that occur at gun shows.

The verification approval number, which the Bureau of Firearms provides in a Firearms Shipment Approval letter, confirms that the intended recipient of the firearm shipment is properly licensed and listed in the state’s database of persons/entities authorized to receive firearm shipments. If the intended CA FFL recipient is not listed in the state’s database, the transaction will result in a Do Not Ship letter, and it is a crime for the intended recipient to receive the firearms (Penal Code Section 12083(c)(1)).

Now to my tiny ass mind, this sounds suspiciously like de facto gun registration on a state wide basis… This also means even if I wanted to, I can’t give my daughters a pistol each without going through an FFL… What is wrong with this picture (other than it’s Kalifornia)?

sigh… Glad I’m going to the range this weekend, so I can get rid of a little frustration 🙂