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-Land of the Free
Jackson Lee: House Members Will Have to Start 'Flooding' the Senate to Get Gun Control
Contrariwise, if they don’t get a veto-proof majority in the Senate, there won’t be gun control.
[PJMedia] Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said members of the House of Representatives would have to start "flooding" the Senate in order to get gun control measures passed.

"I don't know what else it takes but I don't believe we can stop at the door of the United States House. I believe there will have to be an emergence of members of the House flooding the United States Senate for Senator McConnell to understand that these initiatives today, my gun storage bill, my bill that I've introduced dealing with the caliber weapon, I've held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street," she said recently on Capitol Hill.
She has never held an AR-15...
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm no gun expert but I'm 1,000% sure the AR-15 doesn't fire a .50 round. Early lead for the Dumbest Democrat of the Week Award.
Posted by: Raj || 09/17/2019 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Like I said, pedantic nitpicker, I'm not an expert...
Posted by: Raj || 09/17/2019 1:41 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm not an expert

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#5  ...I wonder what color the sky is on her world...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/17/2019 4:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Average AR weighs about 6.5 pounds. So she hasn't lifted many boxes either. No surprise there. OTOH I'm sure her bag man knows what $10k cash weighs with his eyes closed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#7  As for specialty caliber ARs, what a waste of time. If you want to shoot hogs, get an AR 10 and be done with it. Better variety of ammo and more reliable. If you are going after dangerous game like big bears, the last thing you want is a compromise round designed to feed in an AR receiver. Get a 375 H&H or 300 Win Mag and put Smokie down humanely.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#8  But the idea of AR - 15 shooting Barrett rounds, MM!!!

Incidentally, anybody has an idea how long would it take a competent gunsmith to turn an AR - 15 into a fully automatic?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#9  All knowledge of the AR-15 style weapon, which I happened to be reviewing yesterday. A couple of interesting factoids:

From 2000 to 2015, the number of manufacturers of AR-15 style variants and knock-offs increased from 29 to about 500.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has estimated that approximately 5 million to 10 million AR-15 style rifles exist in the U.S.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/17/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Not a topic to go on record about, G. But lots of things are easier than hitting a good sand wedge. There are 50 cal BMG semi autos but the mag well alone is as big as an AR lower. It's purpose built and that's a good thing. A 50 BMG round is a lot of remedy.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#11  The main question is "would I want to be shot with (name your caliber)?" I'd really rather not be shot with a 17 HMR or above. I might survive but I might get to carry my intestines around in a bag after that. Not a fan of that lifestyle.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#12  the number of manufacturers of AR-15 style variants and knock-offs increased from 29 to about 500.

Of course they did. AR's are like Legos for adults. What's not to like... other than the .223/.556 thing?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/17/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#13  BTW, if you simply must have a hot black rifle, you want an Omen
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#14  Eh, lots of 223/5.56 upstream ain't a bad thing. Hell, bullet technology has made the 380 viable. I've got a tactical AR with a 24" barrel in 6.8 SPC (270 cal, God's own caliber if you buy into Jack O'Connor's gospel.) It does a job. At range.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#15  #9 I've read the same article but I do know that good gunsmiths can do wonders - so, what's the answer to my question?

p.s. Not that I'm an adherent of automatic fire - my instructors in basic had very definite opinions on the subject.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#16  Still think it's better left undiscussed on the record. But I imagine if you had a contest some guy would win with a Wrigley's gum wrapper in under a minute. No it would not be reliable but a great proof of concept.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#17  g(r)omgoru there are some pretty easy ways someone with minimal metalworking skill can do to make an AR automatic.

I wouldn't recommend it as not only it is illegal, but the civilian AR isn't designed to sustain a heavy firing cycle for an extended time. The AR will jam pretty quickly.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#18  You can get bump stock results with your belt loop and thumb. Or a rubber band. I won't link to any of that but it's easy to find.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#19  There is a reason the Las Vegas shooter had so many guns with his bump stocks!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#20  And, per #17, hajis learned to fear the sound of individual shots. Told them marksmen were coming.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#21  I'll be honest. I have an M1A. I'd rather have the AR and more ammo. I have a DSA SA-58 pistol. It's a blast but not a substitute for a battle rifle.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#22  If it all goes full on FUBAR there will be shops turning out Sten type pistols for not much gelt per copy. Ammo will be a bigger deal.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#23  Also. A double eagle will be real money again.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#24  OK I get you: We don't discuss Merlin -H. Beam Piper "The Cosmic Computer"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#25  Now you're talkin, G.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#26  Exchange of information is always good. Let's make sure the meta gums up the works while we're at it
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#27  Messing with gurgle should be a high rate of fire affair in the digital sense.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#29  Good stuff. But look into 80% receivers. That's what you want if you know someone with a drill press.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#30  Per #28: Dreidle Dreidle Dreidle. And let the camel get his nose in the tent, then double tap..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#31  Marksmanship is better than spray and pray. More economical too for individuals.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/17/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#32  And the satisfaction quotient of good shooting is hard to beat.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#33  Burning ammo is fun in practice situations. In full contact it's problematic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Aide to freshman Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger calls Trump-supporters 'irreedeemable, white trash pieces of s---
[AmericanThinker] Gordon "Max" Heyworth worked with the congresswoman at a consulting firm after she left the CIA in 2014. He joined team Spanberger in 2017, where his Linkedin page describes his duties as developing communications, fundraising, crafting position statements, coordinating social media campaigns, and writing Spanberger's nomination and victory speeches.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Spanberger and her Washington press secretary followed Heyworth's Twitter posts. Did they turn a blind eye to his savage attacks on various Virginia state delegates, senators, President Trump, and his supporters? Only after the Times-Dispatch exposed Heyworth's tweets did Spanberger unfollow Heyworth, who uses the handle "Woke Mr. Plow." As of last Friday, his Twitter account has been deleted.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 01:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What grips me is that these people don't understand that Trump is their last hope. If he fails, the deplorables will be using the "progressives" for target practice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 4:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Lots of people believe the will isn't there anymore, that the people have had all that beat out of them. They fail to realize that we have simply been quitely seething, waiting for them to cross a final red line before something happens. If the Democrats win, I suspect they will do something that is going to trigger something nobody wants. Many still hope that we can vote our way out of this. I don't know anymore.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/17/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Lots of people believe the will isn't there anymore, that the people have had all that beat out of them. They fail to realize that we have simply been quitely seething, waiting for them to cross a final red line before something happens. If the Democrats win, I suspect they will do something that is going to trigger something nobody wants. Many still hope that we can vote our way out of this. I don't know anymore.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/17/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#4  They really do want a civil war (which by historical record is anything but civil).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#5  The huge irony is the left would have to hope for foreign intervention on their side in a real civil war. Who's going to do that? Russia and China have the motives but no way would they directly intervene. No way the Pentagon could allow that. So who steps up for the left in such a scenario? Mexico? Canada? The EU? (oh cripe I just got a stitch in my side from laughing...)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  I can see it all now:

"Man the digital barricades!"
"Uh, dude, someone shut off the internet."
"Well let's go get some refreshments."
"What do you mean the craft beer and avocado toast has run out?!?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 7:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Incidentally, Freshman Democrat Abigail Spanberger rode the "moderate" train in 2018 to oust conservative Republican Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th District.

In every pre-election interview and town hall, Spanberger touted her CIA background as a unique qualification in matters of national security. She promised to engage in civil discourse in her dealings with Republican members of Congress. She stayed far away from the "A" (abortion) word, sanctuary cities, and illegal immigration, couching her responses in the usual political double talk. The strategy worked, and it was due largely to one of her earliest supporters and trusted aides.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Re #7. Many people want to be lied to. But they like to call it "their truth."

I'm pretty.
My breath does not smell.
I can save for retirement later.
I never make bad choices. (Well except for Bob, but I wound up with half his stuff and the black eye got better. The replacement tooth almost matches the rest...)

So you see what we are up against. Also Brat was the guy who beat Eric Cantor. Virgina is muy screwed up...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#9  I see a civil war being very short. But a lot of lefties refusing to accept they lost because there ws no battle, their side just quit. Black gangs didn't turn out to fight, they surrendered for food. That sort of thing.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#10  I disagree. Who ever dominates the stabilization will face an extended insurgency till it gets really nasty to end it (See - Iraq and Palestinian insurgencies). You got to remember a lot of Deep State to include the judiciary will be in the Left's corner, enough to undermine efforts of the Constitutionalists.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#11  In real world action rock and scissors always beat paper. "What do you mean you don't respect muh authoriteh?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Any time they spend trying to get the UN and EU involved is time wasted. All you need are people who know they will be executed if the lose on the other side.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Red states and counties have the food and the guns. Even if folks continue fighting for decades 99% of any conflict will be over very quickly without a lot of gunplay.

My only problem is that hard lessons aren't really learned in that sort of scenario and so the problem will re-appear again and again.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#14  Hard solutions are a necessity. Comsymp mass elimination will focus "independents" minds.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#15  I'd say make sure the cares that execute academics are all black. "But, but, I belong to BLM!" Bang.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#16  Cadres, not cares
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#17  And yes, steal their terminology and tactics. Make them die in the presence of what they jerk off to.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
New York Times excoriated for omitting bombshell Kavanaugh details
*Snicker* Never were consequences more deserved.

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

has been excoriated after publishing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh only to later add a bombshell update that undercuts the entire piece.

The Saturday evening report was adapted from an upcoming book by news hounds Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly titled The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, due out this week.

Their report details an alleged incident that occurred during Kavanaugh's time at Yale University. One of his classmates, Max Stier, said he witnessed Kavanaugh make inappropriate sexual contact with a female student.

In the updated version of the article, the following passage was added, "The female student declined to be interviewed and friends say she does not recall the episode."

"An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article," it continued.

The update, which many viewed as evidence that exonerates Kavanaugh, caused significant blowback for the outlet.

Kavanaugh faced similar allegations during the lead up to his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Three separate allegations became public during that time period. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as did Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At what point does this pass into the territory of reckless disregard with malicious intent?

They knew that this was not corroborated: it's their own journalists' book, which the NYT reviewed.

They knew that pumping up this story would feed other news organizations' hunger for slander, and that it would be picked up and run with by the Dem presidential candidates and possibly become fodder for impeachment talk.

They have obviously, clearly shown malice toward Kavanaugh from day one, slamming and smearing him relentlessly with baseless attacks on his character, his manner and demeanor, even his background.

When will this country's defamation lawyers step up and start suing this gutter press - formerly known as the "paper of record" - out of existence?
Posted by: Lex || 09/17/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  When will this country's defamation lawyers step up and start suing this gutter press - formerly known as the "paper of record" - out of existence?

When will parents start suing schools for pushing LGBTQ propaganda on their kinds, and not pushing math and English?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:12 Comments || Top||

#3  "kinds" --> "kids"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

#4  They have obviously, clearly shown malice toward Kavanaugh from day one, slamming and smearing him relentlessly with baseless attacks on his character, his manner and demeanor, even his background.

In a just world, every one of them should be shot; I'd settle for firings and a lifetime of mockery and shame, if they were they capable of the latter.
Posted by: Raj || 09/17/2019 1:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Bird cage liner (and that's being cruel to the bird).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#6  The old Tobasco tagline: "You can tell a restrauntuer by the condiments he keeps." As soon as someone mentions the New York Slimes the conversation is over.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Netanyahu: ‘His Existence... Is Contradictory to the Peace’
When peace means submission, sure. But you know what, you little bint? Molon labe. You can get in line behind the five armies of the Arabs, who failed, and all the jihadis of the various factions of Palestinians financed by the USSR, the EU, the U.S., the UN, and Iran’s Mad Mullahs over the years, who also failed.
[CNSNEWS] The very "existence" of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "is contrary to the peace," Rep. Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
(D-Minn.) said Sunday in an interview with CBS’s ’Face the Nation" Host Margaret Brennan.

Commenting on Netanyahu banning her from visiting Israel and his bid for reelection, Omar said that she hopes the people of Israel will "recognize that his existence, his policies, his rhetoric is contradictory" to achieving a peaceful "two-state solution" in the Middle East.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thank you for endorsement Ilhan - but I am going to vote for him anyway.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Can we wrap her turban a little tighter. I'm thinking 1375 ft. lb. Should be about enough...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Why the f--- is this not considered interference in a foreign election?
Posted by: Lex || 09/17/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  And by peace she is referring to the Peace of the grave.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#5  What they said. One man's terrist is another man's freedom fighter. Your election interference is their direct action. Potatoes potatahto. Rub them out now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:28 Comments || Top||

Joe Walsh: GOP is a 'cult' and Trump a 'would-be dictator'
You must be having loads of fun fundraising, dude, given that Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll has President Trump slightly ahead of Barack Obama at the same stage of his presidency and, ya know, Barack Obama was reelected.
[THEHILL] Former Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.), one of three Republicans challenging President Trump in 2020, called the GOP a "cult" and the president a "would-be dictator" as he denounced the decision to scrap primaries in some states.

"I’ve given up on the Republican Party, the Republican Party is a cult, right. They no longer stand for ideals. The Republican Party right now is all about washing their leaders' feet every day, that’s what they do," Walsh said Monday on CNN.

"We’re going to take our campaign directly to Republican voters ‐ and I’ll add in all 50 states. We’re gonna campaign in all 50 states, we’re gonna campaign in South Carolina, Arizona, Nevada and Kansas, because I believe if we let these Republican voters know that the president of the United States just took away their right to vote they’ll march on the headquarters of their state parties to get that right to vote back," he said.

State party officials have said the canceled primaries in several states including South Carolina and Arizona are an effort to save costs and use that money for other races.

State parties of the same political party as the incumbent president have canceled nominating processes in the past.

Walsh, though, said the canceled primaries are different this time "because it's never been done when there's been primary challengers."

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A some time a wise man would have to look in the mirror and wonder if perhaps its them. Perhaps they simply aren't seeing something that everyone else is and talk to someone instead of pissing and raging at the wind.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  When does his consultant suggest shaving his head to get the Eggs McMuffin vote?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  There are no actual primary challengers, just Democrats gritting campaign cash.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/17/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Muh Maserati does 185
I lost my license now I don't drive
I have a limo ride in the back
I lock the doors in case I'm attacked
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  This does seem as if it would have been a good time for the GOP to get a bunch of candidates to run as sane Democrats. Not in the Presidential race but most other races. If any get traction its a huge win.

Use the Democrat tactics against them, and I'm pretty sure this is a well worn Democrat tactic.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

I'm off to vote
Good luck, g(r)omgoru. May the best team win, for all our sakes. We look forward to your observations.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hat tip to a voting Patriot.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2019 3:31 Comments || Top||

#2  😊
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 3:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Israel Elections 2019: Everything you need to know

As you can see, "Blue & White" is left-wing - except they're smart enough to keep mum on two-state
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 4:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Vote early,
Vote often.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2019 6:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Skid, this ain't Chicago.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/17/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Have to show ID
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#7  It's not how you vote, it's how the votes are counted
Posted by: Chuckles Ebbaitch8439 || 09/17/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

#8  If the GOP was smart (yeah, I know. Sigh) they'd promote voting as a white guy thing. Problem solved. If only...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

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