Thursday, October 29, 2009

Are These Evil?
These inanimate objects...

I'm still amazed at the number of people who are scandalized by the mere image of firearms and ammunition. If you should happen to be one of those folks, please allow me to point a few things out to you;

This is incapable of loading itself.

These are incapable of chambering themselves.

This is incapable of cocking itself.

This is incapable of pulling it's own trigger. And for those that think that by merely owning a firearm, I'm somehow a mass murderer in the making - bad guys don't legally own firearms nor do they advertise to the general public that they're armed. I, however, do.

But back to my initial question - are these evil? Obviously St. Gabriel Possenti didn't think so.


Blogger Kathreja said...

I have 2 rifles and am a lifetime member of the NRA. I am 31 and a woman. I would have a handgun if Maryland wasn't such a pansy state.

3:57 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Wait a minute here ... you mean there're no handguns in Maryland? Well, you could always, I think, buy a black powder handgun, maybe.

8:20 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Proof that the brain is the key: A couple of dudes pulled their truck up to the line at a shooting range and hauled out some kind of .50 cal contraption with shock absorbers on it to handle the recoil. They set up their target at the 50 yard line (that's "fifty", not five hundred or five thousand, but a mere fifty as in right in front of them ... football throwing distance), and ... well, I don't know where these rich guys who can't hit the broadside of a barn come from, but when it all shakes down, at least they will have brought the supply of big bore guns and ammo for the rest of us to take and use.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

That gun is pretty. What is it?

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kathreja said...

Maryland has handguns, it is just a pain in the A** to get one.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Hey Cavey! Do you own an M-1 Garand? I like that rifle, especially that "ping" when the clip ejects after the last round is fired. I wish I had one of my own.

3:54 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Well, then the solution is to buy a bunch of them.

I and another trainee were handed a can of blank M-1 Garand ammo and took our Garands out to demo for the ITR trainees. Now these old M-1 rifles had long since served their purpose. Mine had intitials carved in it that said "Chesty Puller" ... awright what's a little sea story now and again anyway.

Ok, we had these because we were sitting around after finishing our 6 mos reserve training and waiting for our ticket back to civilization. Because the Corps always supplies each Marine with a rifle, we had those old classics.

So we were tasked to sit in a hole and fire away with the blanks. Word was passed that if we fired fast enough, the old fatigued metal sear would bend and we'd get some excitement.

Sure enough, as I was getting the hang of pinging the clips at warp speed, that baby went full auto. It was great for the trainees, who however did not seemed especially unnerved by "machinegun" fire coming at them.

Too much of a good thing ... components when overheated will expand ... all five parts of the front of the rifle went flying out about 12 yards and landed in the foot high grass.

As another frontal attack wave moved "over" us, and the other guy was firing away, I was out there wandering around picking up the pieces of the rifle. I found them all, and set the thing to working once more. We finally ran out of ammo and returned to camp.

7:46 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

I'd guess the automatic is a Desert Eagle, and the rounds go from .22lr, .357mag, .44mag, and .50 S&W.

7:49 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

On guns killing people: Once when a volunteer with the Catholic chaplain at a juvenile hall, one boy explained how it was not he who in a foolish accident shot and killed his own cousin with a handgun, but his finger that did it.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Have some very lovely guns, esp the 1st 1, but you left out my favorite 1, a Wather PPK.

PS I am sure St. Gabriel Possenti would approve.

3:08 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Rather than side arms for close work, I prefer dogs.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Have some very lovely guns, esp the 1st 1, but you left out my favorite 1, a Wather PPK.

Re: the Walther PPK--.380 ACP or .32 ACP? PPK or PPK/S?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Viator Catholicus said...

Ted Nugent makes an excellent point (check him out on youtube). If you take away the right to bear arms, you take away indirectly the right to life since you are taking away a person's right to self-defense.
Now Ted Nugent is a bit intense, but his love for this country and true constitutional rights is admirable.

12:17 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

Ha, ha, ha. Loved the drawing of St. Gabriel Possenti, all guns ablaze! Talk about spraying from a can of saintly whoop a*s!

11:47 PM  

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