Palm Version of Muzzle Energy Computer

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 16 Oct 2003 12:00:00 GMT
Muzzle Energy for Palm is a new Palm organizer application I wrote over the past few days at the request of L. Neil Smith. It does the major calculations of my HTML Muzzle Energy Computer in your pocket. Tiny (5K), but requires HotPaw Basic to run (about 230K).

Mark Yost at Opinion Journal - Trigger Happy: Family fun at the machine-gun range - Mr. Yost went to a machine gun shoot at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. And a good time was had by all! [scopeny]

I listened to this high-caliber cacophony for 10 minutes or so, then went to the lower range, where you could rent lower-caliber machine guns. The range was about 100 yards deep and littered with junked cars, old refrigerators, empty propane cylinders and soft-drink cans. The weapon that immediately caught my eye was the MG42, the workhorse of the Wehrmacht and considered by many to be the finest machine gun ever made. At just 25 pounds, it can fire 1,200 rounds a minute and is lethally accurate up to 1,100 yards. I had to shoot it.

After signing a release form and forking over $55 for 50 rounds, I hunkered down and took aim. With remarkably little effort, I obliterated the hubcap on a rusting car about 100 yards out. Alas, running through the 50-round belt took all of about four seconds. Before I knew it, the gun owner was smiling and shaking my hand. I was happy but wanted more.

This was a common lament. A guy next to me told me how he burned through $550 firing the MG42 last year.

"I just couldn't stop," he said.

The October, 2003 issue of Doing Freedom! is up. Carl Bussjaeger is resigning as editor, having failed to get enough subscriptions to support himself. Very sad. My mirror (of the free version) is here.

Sunni Maravillosa at Doing Freedom! - Crashing the State: Activism for All Ages, in All Nations - a report on some of the antics of Bureaucrash at the WTO talks in Cancun.

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