Some Gun News

| October 9, 2019

This court decision was handed down  in March of this year, making an officious bimp of a mayor look as silly as she was. She violated both state and federal (Constituional) laws, and was told so in plain English.

The ridiculous mayor should have known better, but she set the test pattern for this kind of thing, just because she thought she could do whatever she wanted to, regardless of the law. Whether she will win the next vote is immaterial. She annoyed a very large group of taxpayers because she thought she could get away with it, and violated a Federal law: 2nd Amendment, as well as a state law regarding gun ownership.

I don’t  know when her term comes up for expiration, but she may just lose her job over violating these laws when elections come up.

This is one way to stop the gun grabbers like Birdbrain O’Rourke, who shouts ‘Hell, yeah, we’re gonna take your guns!’ into a public microphone. Whether he and people like him like it or not, the law at local, state and federal levels is on the side of freedom. And whether they like it or not, their noisy supporters are outnumbered by the rest of us.

I would like to repeat what I’ve said before: the right to bear arms does NOT mean that anyone is required to own a weapon of any kind. Period. It simply means you have the right to do so, if you so choose.

I haven’t done a recent check up on sanctuary counties and states, but that may very well become a “thing”.  It seems to be expanding.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Gun Grabbing Fascists

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  1. Cameron Kingsley says:

    She clearly didn’t think this one through (Which tends to be the case more often than not; case in point, Prohibition and the current War on Drugs.).

  2. Civilians should be able to own the same kind of arms that the Military troops are issued. Back in 1776, the colonist owned the same kind of rifles/muskets as the British troops were issued to keep it even Steven. I wondered how it would have sounded back in the day telling the Colonists that they shouldn’t be allowed to own a battle field “Assault” flint lock rifle/musket. B&B (biden and beto) would have been hung or shot back in the day if they said that.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      The Redcoats (British soldiers) were seizing guns from people by going into their homes to get them. That was only one of many reasons for the 2nd Amendment’s inclusion.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        And the third. British soldiers were
        also seizing other property including
        women. It’s kinda like the 9th and 10th
        commandments were one deals with property
        and the other deals with a mans wife.

        Thou shalt not covet my AR nor my squeeze.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Not just that, some people owned their own Artillery Pieces as well back in that day!

  3. AW1Ed says:

    That pic is of what the PDRofMD considers an antique, and is free of many of the more onerous firearms restrictions. Like the mandatory 7 day wait on “restricted” firearms* with the State Police finding one “Not Unapproved” to claim one’s purchase at the dealer or other FFL.

    Yes, they are that stupid.

    *all “modern” cartridge using hand guns and any scary looking long arm, including some shotties.

    • Cameron Kingsley says:

      Good stuff. This is probably causing their heads to spin. They don’t seem to realize that many of the American people just don’t want what they are selling. Great to hear that their scheme is beginning to fall apart (did it ever have a chance let alone even stand a chance?).

    • ArmyATC says:

      Contrary to popular belief, there are many conservative folks in Illinois. They live mostly in central and to a greater extent southern Illinois. They are very pro-2nd Amendment. I saw this first hand when I attended a gunsmithing course at a tiny college in Southern Illinois. Most of the instructors were conservative and the president of the college asked us to build a custom AR-15 for him which we presented to him in his office. Real no-nonsense take no shit folks. They detest northern Illinois in general and Springfield in particular.

  4. ninja says:

    At least the Mayor is not as nutty as AOC, who wants to abolish prisons:

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, good God!!!! First, she says ‘abolish prisons’, then when called on it, she tries to cover her tracks by ‘I really meant’ jabberwocky.

      It’s a shame that the El Rukns broke up when Jeff Fort went to jail. Just. A. Shame.

    • Cameron Kingsley says:

      Saw the article on the Daily Wire about that. My God, talk about someone who will most certainly hang themselves if you give them enough rope.

    • Graybeard says:

      Those of us who have or do work in prisons would like to see her attend an all-night [cell] block party in the Ad-Seg wing, without a raincoat.

      Reality would hit her hard. And often.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I would personally like to see the do-gooders spend a week in that maximum security prison in Texas where Jeff Fort (used to run the El Rukhns) is spending a life sentence.

      I know it’s a form of warehousing, but they are primary predators, all of them, and do not care who gets hurt or killed.

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    This is what becomes of my donations to the NRA.
    I like what they do with my money.

  6. Commissar says:

    The Turks have started air strikes on Kurdish positions. Kurdish allies, who were instrumental in dismantling the Caliphate, are dying at the hands of Turkish forces.

    Those that continue to support Trump are complicit in this.

    I would have posted this in a thread about the topic. However, “inexplicably”, the blog has ignored Trump ordering US forces withdrawal from Northern Syria and abandonment of our Kurdish allies. So there has not been discussion about it here.

    Also, Turkey was supportive of ISIS allowing and facilitating Europeans who wished to join ISIS in their efforts to travel through Turkey into Syria.

    More than 1000 of those ISIS fighters, that Turkey supported, are now going to be in Turkish custody.

    Turkey open.y supported the Islamist Army of Conquest in Syria. Providing training, weapons, funding, and even safe haven.

    They also refused to engage ISIS militarily taking a “neutral” position on ISIS while funneling money, and weapons, providing ISIS fighters safe haven, and training ISIS militants under the pretext of training Free Syrian Army and Army of Conquest. Turkey also frequently conducted air strikes and artillery strikes on Kurdish positions and Kurdish bases, sometimes in suspicious timing prior to ISIS counter attacks. Though a Turkish regime defenders claim ISIS was just exploiting the Turkish strikes on the Kurds without any prior coordination between Turkey and ISIS.

    Turkey was an ALLY of ISIS.

    the Kurds were ISIS most fierce enemies.

    Trump has given Turkey the green light to kill Kurds,

    Approved, even if off topic.

    • David says:

      Let me shorten that for you:

      “Orange man bad! Waah!”
      No charge.

      Even if I happen to agree. But “Waah!”

    • AW1Ed says:

      Happy now, Lars? Not a nibble on your bait. You can’t say there is only one side posted here, even if I had to step on Ex’s post to do it.
      She’s gonna be pissed, too. I had best send flowers with a nice bottle of vino.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I must say that I threw a big fat one out over the weekend regarding China’s 70th Anniversary, expecting that this asswipe Commissar, someone with a brain the size of a pea and the focus of a box elder bug, would see it as his opportunity to proselytize, and he ignored it.

        Maybe we could just move his inappropriate remarks over there where they belong. The news about US military exiting Syria has been public since last weekend. Big deal. Just another noisy twit banging the door to get attention. ‘Nuff said.

        • rgr769 says:

          In the microscopic brain of the commie-cuttlefish anything a communist/true-socialist regime does is good, whereas anything non-party approved is Orange Man Bad. I am sure he is fine with the CCP doing Tiananmen 2.0 in Hong Kong.

          • Commissar says:

            No, I am not fine with Tiananmen 2 you addled relic.

            Trump literally gave Xi the green light to do whatever the CCP wants to do to handle the protests, explicitly saying it is an internal Chinese matter.

            So fuck you for claiming I am the one fine with Tiananmen 2. Your shitbag MAGAt is literally and explicitly fine with it. He even defended the last round of crackdowns saying Xi is acting responsibly because “the protestors have been protesting for a long time” and the protests “are bad for trade”.

            You are so full of shit.

            You don’t give a damn about democracy in Hong Kong.

            And neither does your president or your party.

        • Commissar says:

          I just figured you were parroting Trump’s celebratory and congratulatory tweet about 70 years of Chinese Communist Party rule over China.

          There is too much stupid going around to respond to all of it.

          In fact you alone contribute more than I have time for.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            Yeah, Babbles McButthead.

            • Deckie says:

              He makes me wish I went to UC Berkeley sometimes. All I’d have to do is parrot left wing radical progressive ideology and beat up conservatives on campus and I’d be rewarded with a degree? Shit… talk about easy street, cause I see no other reason to attend such a shit school with shit professors in a shit state.

              Actually, nope. I chose a college that preps people for the real world and consistently beats the UC system for job placement and salaries for grads.

              • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

                NO SHIT!! I myself dropped out of getting a four year degree, Enlisted and afterward I gained valuable Blue Collar Job Skills that have me making more money than I would have gotten with a Masters Degree in the field I had chosen and I BET that I currently make MORE MONEY than Lars will make after he graduates. That is, if he ever does!

      • ninja says:


        You did the right thing, even if Commissar hijacked Ex-PH2’s Post AGAIN.

        Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what POTUS does, Commissar will be against it and will post his disagreements on TAH. As others have shared, if POTUS found a cure for cancer, Commissar may say something negative about that.

        It seems as if POTUS lives Rent-Free in Commissar’s head. Just as Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Al Green, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelopsi and so many others, Commissar just can’t let go and move forward. It is obvious that POTUS has become an obsession with Commissar. Perhaps his obsession is related to him being Bi-Polar which he freely admitted he suffers.

        Commissar, I hope you find peace. Other viewpoints are always welcome here because being open minded is healthy. We all don’t have to agree on everything.

        • Commissar says:

          No matter what POTUS does?

          Why the duck aren’t you upset about abandoning the Kurds?

          Oh, wait, you already gave your answer; “no matter what POTUS does” you will be fine with it.

          Also, Why the hell is this blog ignoring this? You all bitched about every single damn thin Obama did. Even wearing a tan suit once.

          Yet fucking crickets on Trump.

          Oh, yeah, you already answered; “no matter what POTUS does”…

          At least I have the integrity to call out BOTH party shitbags.

          And we have not had a bigger shitbag in the White House,

          Trump is a traitor, Truly,

          • SFC D says:

            I don’t believe that it’s a matter of ignoring what Trump does. It’s more likely folks are ignoring you.

            • 5th/77th FA says:

              Nailed it (and him) SFC D! On Target, Fire for effect.

              Restock the frigidaires at the D’s Cantina. Send me the bill.

            • Commissar says:


              There is no way in hell this blog would have ignored the sudden US pullout from Syria and the abandonment of the Kurds, as well as turning over ISiS prisoners to ISIS allied Turkey if a dem had done it.

              There is no way in hell this blog should be ignoring it, no matter who made the decision.

              It is insane. There is no excuse for it.

              And this bullshit is why the blog has dropped to worse than the 350,000,0000th ranked website globally.

              It shows no consistent ideals or beliefs. It stands for nothing.

              All that criticality and defending your “principles” during the Obama era was clearly bullshit…

              It was never about principles it was about attacking the other party.

              The most cogent example was the quarterly updates this blog published on Obama travel expenses which reached $98m total after 8 years. When Trump exceeded that in his FIRST year this blog suddenly ok with presidential travel expenses. Trump has exceeded $100m on GOLF EXPENSES alone. Taxpayer money he transferred to his own pocket by going to his own resorts to gold and charging the government for the expenses of the entire presidential staff and security network traveling and lodging at his resorts.

              You all ranted about budget Obama deficits for years. Trump raises the deficit by 26%…oh deficits are fine now apparently. He raises AGAIN the next year by 68%…yep, perfectly ok.

              You all whined about Hillary’s corruption and taking money from foreign donors through here charities, I did too. However, foreign influencers cyclically booking dozens of rooms in Trump properties and paying for them while leaving them empty as a loophole to pay Trump millions of dollars? Apparently corruption is only bad when it is the other guys.

              What the hell do you all stand for at this point?
              Is this just supposed to be a safe space and virtue signaling circle jerk?

              This blog even lost it credibility on being a “Guardian of Valor” when you all made excuses and gave a pass to Trump claiming dodging STDs in the 80s was his Vietnam, accepted WITHOUT QUESTION his daddy buying him a doctor’s note to avoid Vietnam, defended him when he attacked a Gold Star family, defended him when he attacked a POW, defended him when he attacked ALL POWs, took his side when he whined about a Navy SEAL admiral criticizing him, took his side against McMaster, took his side against Mattis…

              • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

                Babble, babble, babble, babble,….

              • Hondo says:

                A fair number of us never thought the US should have been in Syria in the first place, you ignorant jerk – and have said so repeatedly in articles and comments here. If you had the reading comprehension, memory, and attention span of a hyperactive 13 year old you’d know that.

                Now, why don’t you be a good little fool and just go away – quietly.

                • Deckie says:

                  “A fair number of us never thought the US should have been in Syria in the first place.”

                  Bingo. A thousand times BINGO.

            • rgr769 says:

              I ignore him. I don’t read any of his verbose blather.

          • ninja says:


            You just pulled an Adam Schiff.

            You took what I wrote and twisted it.

            This is what you wrote:

            “Oh, wait, you already gave your answer; “no matter what POTUS does” you will be fine with it.”

            This is what I wrote:

            “Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what POTUS does, Commissar will be against it and will post his disagreements on TAH.”

            You owe me an apology.

            P.S. You also owe Ex-PH2 an apology for hijacking one of her posts again.

            I feel so sorry for you. I really do. As shared, you are indeed obsessed with POTUS. So obsessed that it is becoming scary.

            Perhaps the best thing you can do for your mental health is to not read TAH anymore. Please go find a Blog that has folks that agree with your political feelings and posts your feelings there.

            I tried to like you, Lars, I really did. I try to see your viewpoint and give you the benefit of a doubt.

            But now I see that my efforts are fruitless.

            Please get some help before you destroy yourself or possibly others.

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              P.S. You also owe Ex-PH2 an apology for hijacking one of her posts again.

              Ninja, don’t waste your time or sympathies on that narrow-minded blockhead. He is not worth it. He can’t stand anyone who does not suck up to him. The bulk of his cranks is opinion with no basis in fact, and no backup. People here post backups for what they say. He just throws his BS out there and everyone is supposed to accept it, even when he’s repeatedly proven incorrect, as Frankie Cee has shown and others have done likewise.

              Let’s stay on topic which was news about guns and gun laws, and how the gun grabbers are being stifled repeatedly.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      Commissar, you are as dumb as a stump. Just another Bobbing Head, sucking up whatever the Talking Heads offer for indoctrination. For those of us who are more “up” on things current military, this is a much more accurate description of the situation. There is a map associated, and if I find a way to get it here, I will add it. But for now, read this, slowly if necessary, and chew on it.
      “OK Folks, “Plickee” everybody is going nuts over the removal of about 100 US Troops from Prison Camp Guard duty in northeast Syria and to bring them and their support units home. Folks before you touch the Zippo to the gas soaked scalp, let us cut the BS from the Congressional Employees of the Military Industrial complex.

      You can’t tell the players without a scorecard, the map below shows the area occupied by the Kurds over the centuries. Now if you look at the Syrian/Turkey/Iraq border area, that southeast area of Turkey is now mostly flooded by the Ataturk Dam Project, you will see few roads, few towns. Few areas to stage a campaign against the Kurds in Iraq.

      Now there are four different Kurdish groups, we will work on two, the Peshmerga, our allies, over 60,000 strong well equipped, extremely well led, and superbly trained by the “Quiet Professionals” of the US Army Special Forces, and who President Trump will continue to supply and support, even with air cover, if necessary. They are allied with the Syrian Defense Force, and they will probably work together, surrendering Syrian land, if necessary, and moving East back to their homeland.

      The other group, mostly concentrated in eastern and southeastern Turkey are the PKK, a Marxist/ Maoist group who have been on the US and world Terrorist list since at least the mid 1980s, they have been the PROVOS, Bader-Meinhof, Japanese Red Army, Black September like group of Turkey blowing up civilians, murdering etc. They are not our friends and allies. They are the Turkish target, oh and the Syrians are also in that area, so if Turks and Syrians murder each other off, don’t cry for me Argentina.

      Now if the Congress want to do the right thing and establish a formidable ally, who would gladly work with our Israeli, Jordanian, Azerbijanis and other allies in the area, they will petition the UN, ok, you have to check the box, and help the Kurds establish, Kurdistan, and announce to all comers that they are our friends and allies, Iran would go berserk, but then again how many more times can they scream “Death to America.”

      Ike warned of the “Military Industrial Complex” (MIC), he led millions of troops and freed millions of people. Lindsay Graham, a USAFR JAG officer, and the other Congresscitters only claim to military fame is how much money the MIC had bribed, I mean donated to their accounts.”

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Baby Sister got me into it there Frankie Cee. Damn good post. Helped make a lot of sense out of what is happening in that corner. And I “Like” maps, always have. We had a conversation awhile back about the Kurds and one of our commentators talked about how he had worked with them and what pieces of sh^t the current Turkish gubmint was. Thanks for bringing this to us.

          Oh and BTW, re the seagull? I pretty much ignore him. He don’t like it when you confuse him with facts. Trump is trying his damndest to get us the eff out of those sh^tholes. I wish him luck with that.

      • Commissar says:

        This is fucking bullshit. An excuse being made after the fact the defend Trump.

        The areas Turkey is attacking right now and planking to move into are S.D.F. held areas. They are NOT PKK areas.

        S.D.F has been the backbone of our fight against ISIS and S.D.F has been allied with and assisted by US special operators.

        Yes, a significant percentage of S.D.F are Y.P.G units as well as other militia elements that are supportive of the PKK.

        But the S.D.F. has been an ally of ours during the fight against ISIS. Our most effective ally.

        The fact that some S.D.F. elements are associated with and support the PKK is a bullshit excuse assholes are using to justify abandoning our allies AFTER the fact. We were fine with being allied with S.D.F./Y.P.G. units during the fight against ISIS.

        The PKK is a political party. It is militant and anti-Turkish. But it has a lot of support among the Kurds in areas in and bordering Turkey.

        Using the fact that Kurds living in and near the borders of Turkey are supportive of the PKK as an excuse to allow Turkey to attack them is bullshit.

        They fought alongside the US against ISIS. Abandoning them is bullshit.

        • AW1Ed says:

          OK Lars. Enough. Don’t mistake my largess for agreement. I’m going to turn you off for the evening- you’re obviously overheated and in need of rest.

          • Roh-Dog says:

            Thank you hoss!
            I don’t mind being lectured to, however, I do mind being lectured to by someone that don’t know cocoa puffs from rabbit turds.

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            Thanks! I’m sure a little spell on the timeout chair will be good for him… sort of.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          Hey Lars, as to you and Halloween, I have the perfect costume for you, just smear some peanut butter around your mouth, be yourself and you can go as an asshole!

          • Deckie says:

            Or, if he prefers to be neater, he can pull a pair of his tighty whities over his head and go out as an ass.

            Leave the skid marks though… for realism…

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      You trade in disrespect, yet expect to be respected.

  7. Mustang Major says:

    Looks like they are appealing the decision.

    They decided to appeal during a closed door session.

    A regular People’s Republic.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Of course it was behind closed doors. The lefties can’t do anything without sneaking around behind your back. Remember ‘we have to pass it to find out what’s in it?’ from Pelosi re: obamacare?

      But here it is, halfway through October and they still haven’t gotten what they wanted.
      It was rejected:

      Meantime, the number of sanctuary counties and states continues to increase.

      Could there be a message here?

      • rgr769 says:

        I read your link. Surprise Surprise, Sgt. Carter. The corrupt D-rat law firm, Perkins-Coie, is on the case in support of the illegal gun/magazine ban. Recall they were Hildabeast’s lawers who funneled the money to Fusion GPS to finance the fake dossier under the cover of “legal fees.”

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        That brings up another question – the obvious question: Since Illinois has strict gun control laws in place, how come the LEOs aren’t going after the people who have guns but are NOT licensed? And how come there is, as always, no recognition of the number of stolen guns held by criminals by Chicago’s current (and useless) mayor?

        Oh, wait – those are obvious questions that have obvious answers. My bad.

        Never mind.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Doubling down on stupid. Oh well, it’s not like it’s their money that they waste.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    Sic Semper Tyrannis.
    You can’t have control over Second Amendment Rights, they are God-given, Man-enumerated.
    The *ONLY* reason that you a-holes get away with this sh*t is a cost benefit analysis: tolerance vs revolution.
    Sleep tight, totalitarian sociopaths.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      The term “arms” in the US Constitution can refer to anything that can be used as a weapon, including swords, pikes, warhammers, archery equipment…. the list is nearly endless.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        I keep my Zippo filled with flint & fuel so as to be able to light the torches. The tines of my pitchfork are nice and pointy.

        I can either lead the March or stand shoulder to shoulder with my fellow Patriots. Time to water The Tree.

        • AW1Ed says:

          You do that cool “Old Guy” trick of keeping a couple extra flints under the thick felt cover?

          And how you could in a smooth two part move flip the lid open on the first half, and strike the flint wheel igniting the flame on the second?

          Yeah, I did, too.

          • 5th/77th FA says:

            Yeah I did. Got into the habit of not overfilling the fluid AND carrying it in a snap pouch on my belt. Had an ex wife that didn’t believe the hickies on the inside of my thigh were fluid burn marks until she toted it in her pocket full of fluid while traveling. Good times.

            • AW1Ed says:

              “Got into the habit of not overfilling the fluid…”

              Ha! Learned that one the hard way, too. Never got accused of thigh hickies though. They were in other spots.
              Naughty gurls…

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          A book of matches can be quite the tool for “I aim to misbehave”. Also for ” cold and wet! Fire, save my ass!”

          Flint and steel never run out of fuel, and work when wet. The modern versions are great.

          A Zippo can still be used when out of gas. The “flint” (ferocerium) sparks reliably, and will easily light good tinder.

  9. rgr769 says:

    For the benefit of those who are not into the old-timey pistolas, the photo is of a cased Colt Model 1860 Army percussion revolver. It is the civilian model or private purchase model, as it lacks the removable butt stock blocking screws on the frame. The green labeled round can in the upper right compartment contains percussion caps for the pistol. The case contains everything necessary to load and fire the weapon.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Are those percussion caps like the rolls of caps for cap guns back in the 1950s? Some place, I have an old photo of my brother dressed up like a cowboy (he was 3) with a double set of cap pistols in holsters.

      If I recall correctly, you loaded the paper roll onto a pin in front of the hammer, over a sprocket that pulled it through to fire the next cap. It was a harmless TV cowboy toy.

      And if guns are so very, very bad, why does Hollywood keep making movies loaded with such weapons at all levels and glorifying the use of them? No one has answered that question, and likely never will.

      • ninja says:

        Ex commented:

        “And if guns are so very, very bad, why does Hollywood keep making movies loaded with such weapons at all levels and glorifying the use of them?”

        Because the majority of Hollywood are hypocrites. They follow the “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” rule. Look at all the Hollywood Hypocrites with Climate Change and the MeToo Movement as well as other morale issues.

        Majority of them live in an Alternate Reality World. That is why they are called Actors and Actresses. They can’t handle the truth, so they live in their own little World, surrounded by their Bubble.

        Fortunately, some DO have a good head on their shoulders. The rest are attention seekers who throw temper tantrums when they can’t get their way.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          “Majority of them live in an Alternate Reality World.”
          Yep, the ones who ride around in private jets, limousines and huge opulent Yachts, then stay somewhere in huge hotel suites to tell us to eat bean sprouts and ride the bus!

      • rgr769 says:

        Nope. Percussion caps are little copper cups a little over 1/8th inch in diameter which contain fulminate of mercury. They are pushed over steel nipples in the rear of the cylinder. When the hammer strikes a capped nipple, a small explosive flame is vented into the chamber, igniting the black powder charge, which propels the bullet or ball down the barrel.

        In response to your last question, Hollywierd continues to portray gunfights because they are exciting to watch. Sort of the same reason they always show horses galloping all over the scene, as walking horses aren’t very exciting to watch. I think it is “all about the Benjamins,” unless they are trying to sell us some Progda propaganda.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          The first ones were Mercury Fulmanate and Chlorate. Later ones were a chlorate type without the mercury. Current ones are Lead Styphanate, similar to cartridge primers. (And also mostly non-corrosive, unlike the originals)

          The paper toy caps often use the old non-mercuric Chlorate mix.

      • AW1Ed says:

        “Are those percussion caps like the rolls of caps for cap guns back in the 1950s?”

        In a word, no. Although you would quite possibly shut down an entire airport if you had those in your luggage these days.

        The percussion cap performs the same job as the primer does in a modern pistol: The hammer or firing pin strikes it resulting in a tiny explosion which ignites the main powder charge.

        Shoot and

        • Fyrfighter says:

          That being said, such a system was used, once upon a time..

          • AW1Ed says:

            The exception that proves the rule- in this case the exception applied to a specific case established that a more general rule exists.
            Also why in a large part why firearms are so damned interesting.

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            Aha! That is actually what the tape roll looked like when in place in the cap pistol! Thank you!

            • 5th/77th FA says:

              We had in our display items an original 1858 Springfield .577 caliber rifled musket that used the Maynard system. It would also take a standard winged percussion cap. That particular rifle was confiscated from the Federal Arsenal in Augusta when Georgia seceded and issued to a soldier in the Co E 3rd GA “Governours Guard”. It was carried and used thru most of the war in the 3rd and 7th GA Rgmt. The soldier who had it had been wounded and sent home on medical leave near the end of the war. He left it at home and carried a 10 bore double barrel shottie back with him since he had been reassigned to teamster duty. The rifle was still in good firing condition, for blanks and live rounds. There was one very ragged roll of the Maynard Caps still with it that we never used. Unfortunately, a few months after we returned it to the owner, her home was broken into and the rifle stolen. I’m sure it is in someone’s very private collection since it never showed up in the pawn shops data basis.

              From the what it’s worth dprt, that matched set of toy “cowboy six shooters” with the holsters in even fair condition would prolly be worth more than that rifle. 1950s toys are highly collectable these days.

              • Graybeard says:

                One of our church members’ father and family manufactured those things.
                He has some interesting collection, I understand.

            • rgr769 says:

              Except the role primer was meta foil. The tape primer system was abandoned within a year or so because of its unreliability. It was replaced by indivisible winged percussion caps.

              • 11B-Mailclerk says:

                Weirdly, there was a tool sold that could turn beer-can aluminum and capgun paper caps into useable percussion caps for cap-n-ball guns.

                • Fyrfighter says:

                  Now that’s cool! yeah, the tape system didn’t last long, for the obvious reasons, but as Ed pointed out, firearms history is just so damn interesting! With all the different routes designers took to get to basically the same end point, it’s just a testament to human ingenuity.

              • rgr769 says:

                Gotta watch out for the I-phone’s fabulous autocorrect function. It will turn what you typed into Lars-speak.

                • 11B-Mailclerk says:


                  I caught it recently changing “guns” to “buns”

                  When discussing steel work, it changed “aneal” to “anal”.

                  Should not ask or tell….

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    In case anyone is interested, here’s a link to Gun Rights Watch:

  11. Graybeard says:

    As usual, the (D)’s don’t like facts. They label something “bad” (e.g. “Orange Man” or “Gun”) and so it is forever more.

    For those who like facts, however:

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      As I indicated last week, the CDC’s statistics make it clear that heart disease kills more people at 615,000 per year than guns do, at 15,000 per year, 11,000 of which are homicides.

      There is a wide gap in those rates. But the media don’t care, because hearth disease and cancer are silent killers and guns make loud, scary noises.

      • ninja says:

        Heart Disease and Diabetes can be genetic, but also can be caused by Obesity.

        And the majority of the time Obesity is related to a poor diet, i.e. fast foods, junk food, etc.

        One can’t blame the Fast Food industry for obesity. Fast Food does not kill people.

        See where I am going with this?

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Yes, I do, ninja. I view it as a form of suicide myself. It’s not going to be long before the lung damage caused by vaping begins to approach appalling levels in teens and kills them, too.

    • ninja says:

      Thank You, Graybeard.

      Ironically, Beto What’s His Face is mentioned in the article you provided.

      Ole Beto evidently forgot to mention his DUI.

      You know, DUI behind a heavy machinery known as a Car.

      DUI in that he might have kiled someone while driving under the influence.

      Cars don’t kill people. People driving cars while under the influence kill people.

      Guns don’t kill people. You know where I am going with this.

  12. AW1Ed says:

    I gave Lars a time out for now, after requests by people whose judgement I hold in high regard. Cool down, take a hot shower or whatever it takes you to calm down, Lars. Tomorrow is another “I Hate Trump Day” and who knows, maybe Schiff will get lucky and trip over an actual fact for once.
    Doubtful at best, but we understand what trying times these are for you Social Justice Warriors.

    • Graybeard says:

      I think “cry himself to sleep” works best.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      You gave Lars a “time out”? That’s gonna have him shitting himself sideways to the middle of next week!

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Should be a “permanent” time out for both Larsie and his pal J.B./B.J.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Stalin said “Gratitude is a sickness of dogs”. That quip accurately describes the view of many Leftprogs.

    • just lurkin says:

      You know, I don’t think it was necessary to put Lars in time out because from what I understand the rolling blackouts by Pacific Gas and Electric would likely limit his ability to post soon enough.

      Of course, that’s because the idiot progs who run Cali blamed the electric company over recent wildfires and sued them for damages so now they are now striving for absolute safety. Left out of that is the fact that green morons that are part of the idiot prog alliance have made it impossible to cut trees so that limbs don’t hit power lines and cause wildfires, but since they really, really meant well I guess that makes it OK.

      This is the kind of good governance that Lars wants for the rest of the country.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        Remember the rant he had a few months back about having a new federal agency dictate to the country what types of lights should be on emergency response vehicles? Classic Nanny State/communist/socialist talking points.

  13. Cameron Kingsley says:

    It seems like J.B. has popped up again on the Saturday Feel Good Stories article again. He should come over to this one.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      I wonder how soon he’ll either get a time out or a ban?

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Back-posting, so he hopes to get last word due to lack of views.

      • Cameron Kingsley says:

        A time out maybe API, not sure about an outright ban though as I have not seen him act like the previous three idiots that were posting here. Now if he starts acting like Lars, Helpful Medal (who I found to be worse than Lars), lcpl Rhodes, or nowayjose (who might have been Rhodes under another name) and start insulting others and being a complete migraine to everyone on here in general than he most likely will get banned as those three stooges just couldn’t seem to take a hint that their obnoxious antics were not wanted let alone welcomed.

        • Cameron Kingsley says:

          Or at least I don’t find him to be on the same level as those guys so YMMV. J.B. is quite a piece of work though (I have seen this on Quora before and people like him have to be some of the most smug and arrogant people I have ever seen, even worse if they are foreigners, usually from Europe, but some are from Canada like one clown who can’t seem to understand why people in the U.S. don’t trust the government when all he has to do is look up historical examples of what happens when the government gets too powerful and he even had the gall to write that in the U.S. you can just shoot someone and not get into trouble. Really? You would go to prison for a very long time if you did that.). There are times are really think that we should have left Western Europe to the Soviets years ago.

          • 11B-Mailclerk says:

            The most amusing, and pathetic, are the ones who say “You -will- obey us, be cause we will -tell- you to obey, so you will!”

            • Cameron Kingsley says:

              J.B. and Lars certainly fit that description.

              • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

                The both of them can get barefooted and Riverdance on a floor full of LEGOs for all I care!

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              The problem that is evident with Lars is that he has zero authority over anything, but he thinks he should be in charge. He’s been told to go start his own blog and ignores that advice because he’d have no audience.

              • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

                As I see it, he can’t achieve any true success or persuade anyone to his propaganda, thus he resorts to his tantrums and hissyfits to get whatever attention he can.

          • Mason says:

            They are indeed smug and overly self-righteous. I think it’s because they just cannot wrap their feeble minds around the idea that someone thinks differently than them.