Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kansas City, Kansas City Here I Come

Today I started packing for the next phase in my life. Damn I have a lot of kitchen stuff. That's what got packed today. A little every day and it will be done. Thankfully a lot of my stuff is already in boxes of one kind or another. I also got all my bullets, powder and primers boxed up. For the first time in my life I will be living in a major city. This may be the thing that lets me get ahead spiritually and financially.
In addition to the house, I found that the city has a program where they clean up crappy property and offer it to neighboring people at a dirt cheap rate. This house has a vacant lot next to it that the city owns and after I get my utilities turned on and pass a background check I can buy this 1500 square foot lot for the astounding sum of, wait for it, Seventy Five Dollars! That's right 75 bucks. Big enough I can put in a nice garden and later build a good size shed/garage at the back of the lot. Even though I have always said I would never live in a big city this may be a very good deal. Pictures to come!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mr. Short Stuff

I have written about this before, but our gun laws are ignorant. They were written simply to keep guns out of the hands of the innocent. My pet peeve is the issue of short barreled shotguns. Well actually my pet peeve is all gun laws but the issue of these shortened shotties is particularly offensive. If a person were to create a short barrel shot gun that person would be liable for a shitload of years in a federal institution. If a shot gun manufacturer takes a shot gun receiver and stamps it pistol and then assembles it with oh, say a 12 inch barrel and a pistol grip, in the eyes of the law it is probably legal. Or a person can get the proper forms filled out, jump through the hoops , pay the tax and build or buy a shorty. Yet today we have the most powerful handguns ever made and a person can carry one of them under their coat with a concealed carry permit. If a law enforcement type checks that person out and they have a .460 Ruger  in a shoulder holster they might question the choice of carry gun but nothing will happen. Put a shot gun of the same physical dimension in a shoulder holster and let the same law enforcement type check you out and you will be thrown to the ground, held under gun point, arrested, questioned till the cows come home and finally imprisoned for 10 years. WTF?  Here are some of those little guys now...

Here's a video of what one of these items can do, turns out they are not simply the short range gun they have always been type cast as.