Little Tony: MYOFB

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 22 Jul 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From geekwitha.45:
"Guns are an outer expression of an inner freedom, self mastery, and magnificence." -- GeekWithA.45

From madogre:

How to start each day with a positive outlook:
1. Open a new file in your PC.
2. Name it "John Kerry."
3. Send it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you, "Do you want to delete John Kerry?"
6. Answer calmly, "yes," and press the mouse button firmly.
7. Feel better.....

From stanleyscoop:

"When a waitress attempts to seat me and/or my wife at a restaurant near one or more cops in uniform, we now always tell the waitress to seat us elsewhere.

"A military pilot told me that pilots are naturally leery of flight surgeons: When a pilot walks into a flight surgeon's office the pilot has his wings and is able to fly. The best he can do is walk out of the flight surgeon's office without getting grounded by the flight surgeon. By analogy, the same is true with citizens and cops. The damn cops can terminate one's liberty."

-- Peter Mancus

# Guns and Dope Party position paper #23: [smith2004]

Little Tony was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another.

After the 6th candy bar, a man on the bench across from him said, "Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat."

Little Tony replied, "My grandfather lived to be 107 years old."

The man asked, "Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time?"

Little Tony answered, "No, he minded his own fucking business."

# John Conner at American Handgunner via Ohioans for Concealed Carry - It's Time For Some Gun-Rich Zones - indeed! [kaba]

If I owned a bar -- maybe the Beretta Bar & Grille -- I'd love to post a sign outside for crooks reading, "Everybody In This Place Is Presumed Heavily Armed & Drinking. One In Every Four Is Having Ginger Ale, Because They're Our Designated Hitters. You Guess Which Ones." For the first time, you'd have pals volunteering to abstain, just on the off-chance...

# David Codrea - To Those Who Believe They Are "In Charge" - a letter in support of Rick Stanley. [stanleyscoop]

Things have mutated so grotesquely since the founding of our Republic, I hesitate to petition you--even though it is a Constitutionally recognized birthright of all Americans. Based on results, I'm not certain I won't be charged with "influencing a public official"--but in the Orwellian world you have constructed to maintain usurped power, the most sacred of our institutionalized rights as free men are now deemed crimes against the state.

My observations probably won't sit well with you-- which is why I have balked at writing before now. That's because of my reason for contacting you-- to plead for justice and mercy for Rick Stanley. If my plain speaking antagonizes you, my words may produce the opposite effect. You may make the most extreme example of him that you can as a warning to men like me who view his persecution as just that.

Truth be known, exactly why I'm pleading anything ought to be the foremost question. What exactly has Rick Stanley done? Kept and borne arms--a right guaranteed to him and all free people by the "supreme law of the land" and Colorado's constitution? Issued a strongly-worded protest against acts he concludes are treasonous? They are, you know.

# GeekWithA.45 - Every So Often.... - the latest incarnation of the Geek's "Why Guns?" rant, and the source of the quote with which I started today's edition. [geekwitha.45]

Guns are a test, in more ways than one. You learn a great deal about a person's character from the relationship they choose to have with arms. They test your honor, your self control, your wisdom, and your judgement. The vast majority of us pass these tests easily, day in and day out, with nary a second thought. They are a litmus test for those you meet. You can pretty quickly tell who has and hasn't faith in themselves and their fellow man by the relationship they choose to have with the reality of firearms. They are a test for structures of governance. A government that is truly of, by and for the People cannot pretend to hold themselves above the People, as an armed elite bearing the monopoly on the means of the use of force.

# Bob Murphy at - Be Prepared for Election Terror - a reminder to keep the pressure on about holding this November's election come hell or high water. I submitted the following letter to the editor of the Albany (NY) Times Union: [lew]

A trial balloon was floated recently about possibly postponing the 2004 presidential election in the case of a terrorist attack. It appears that the powers that be have decided that this would be a bad idea. I agree. In spades.

There will be a vote on November 2nd.

Either in the polling booth, or from the rooftops.

Their choice ...

Bill St. Clair

# Servando González at News with Views - Kiss Your Internet Good-Bye - why the government media monopoly will soon destroy the internet as we know it. [whatreallyhappened]

There is a saying in Latin America: "A los periodistas se les paga o se les pega." ("Journalists: you buy them or you hit them.") I don't think it is much different here. I expect that after some unsuccessful attempts to derail some of the most successful sites, just to bring an example, the media powers will try to buy them. But, even though I don't think it would be easy for them to do it, and they may resort to strong arm tactics, the bottom line is that, because of its inherent characteristics -- the Internet is an off-shoot of the Arpanet, a military communications decentralized nodular network designed to survive a full scale nuclear attack on the U.S. -- the Internet is uncontrollable. It is a Hydra of innumerable heads.

They can keep buying and coercing people and eventually may get control over the most successful Internet sites, but other people will come forward, and their sites will rapidly become extremely successful. The attempts of the media monopolists to control the Internet the way they managed to get control of the printed press, the TV channels, and, most recently, am radio, will never be successful. Currently, they are extremely concerned about such a powerful tool in the hands of the American people. The Internet has become a growing obstacle to their plans.

Therefore, what will they do? Very simple: They will destroy it. The only solution to solve the Internet's growing challenge to the media monopoly is to shut it down and throw the key away.


The unavoidable fact is that the Internet is incompatible with a totalitarian system of government. Therefore, either we are a bunch of delusionary paranoids, and what we see happening in this country is only a figment of our feverished imagination, and, consequently, the Internet will not be banned, or we are right, and it will disappear. Actually, the disappearance of the current free Internet will serve as a litmus test that will accurately mark our final loss of freedom.

The banning of the Internet, the cancellation of the Second Amendment rights, and the closing of our borders -- not to stop illegals from entering the country, but to stop Americans from fleeing it -- in exactly that order, will be important steps in the implementation of this evil plan.

In the meantime, hope for the best, and enjoy the Internet while you can.

# Michel Chossudovsky at The Centre for Research on Globalisation - Coup d'Etat in America? - how the U.S.A. T.R.A.I.T.O.R. Act, other legislation, f.e.m.a. and the Gestapo's Department of Homeland Security's color-coded alerts have put in place all the elements of a military take-over of America. [smith2004]

America is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in its history.

An Al Qaeda sponsored terrorist attack is being contemplated as a "trigger mechanism" for carrying out a Coup d'Etat.

Whether it is going to be carried out is another matter. The statements of the Bush administration regarding the possibility of a red code alert must, nonetheless, be taken seriously.

The coded terror alerts and "terror events" which have been announced by DHS are part of a disinformation campaign carried out by the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department and Homeland Security.

# Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk - Why Can't Congress Stop Spending? - no incentive, that's why. Unless we throw them out of office for over-spending, they're gonna keep on doing it.

Everybody complains about pork, but members of Congress keep spending because voters do not throw them out of office for doing so. The rotten system in Congress will change only when the American people change their beliefs about the proper role of government in our society. Too many members of Congress believe they can solve all economic problems, cure all social ills, and bring about worldwide peace and prosperity simply by creating new federal programs. We must reject unlimited government and reassert the constitutional rule of law if we hope to halt the spending orgy.

# Capitol Hill Blue Congress: America's Criminal Class - this is five years old, but I doubt much has changed. They're probably worse today. CHB did background checks on members of Congress and discovered, surprise, that they really are crooks. [smith2004]

America, Mark Twain once said, is a nation without a distinct criminal class "with the possible exception of Congress."

If anything, the Congress of today is even worse than it was in Twain's time more than a century ago.

The 535 men and women who make up the House and Senate of the United States include, at best, a collection of rogues, con artists, scofflaws and bad check artists. At worst, they comprise, as Twain once observed, a distinct criminal class.

# R.K. Campbell at Gun Week - Fit, Finish of Beretta Stampede Makes It Ideal Cowboy Gun - I didn't know Beretta offered revolvers until I saw them on their web site the other day. The Stampede that Mr. Campbell reviewed comes in .357 Magnum, .44-40, and .45 Colt, though the .44-40 is only listed on Beretta's international site. It retails for $540. [gunweek]

Beretta Stampede Blued
With Uberti under the Beretta umbrella, it was a simple matter for Beretta to introduce a single-action revolver. The Stampede differs from many single-action revolvers in that it features a transfer bar ignition similar to that found on the Ruger single-action revolver. There are variations found in the Uberti line that include a type with a simple hammer safety that blocks the hammer from falling when the gun is on half cock and others that require the gun to be carried with only five rounds in the cylinder for safety.

The Beretta system is the safest of the lot and the only version that I can recommend carrying fully loaded with six rounds. This alone makes for a good marketing and practical point in favor of the Beretta. I adhere to the old rule, five rounds in the cylinder, with all of my Colt-type revolvers, but the Ruger system is certainly easier on the shooter and more popular with corporate lawyers-and safety experts.

The Stampede is loaded in the following manner: the hammer is eased back to the half cock notch. Next, the loading gate is swung open. The cylinder is indexed to allow that a cartridge be loaded one at a time into each cylinder. When the cylinder is loaded with six rounds, the loading gate is closed and the hammer eased to the fully lowered position.

5-Round Carry

For those with other types of revolvers or who wish to carry five rounds in all their single-action revolvers, the following regimen is adhered to. The gun is placed at ready in the previously described fashion, but the loading sequence is as follows: load one, skip one, load four, cock the hammer and lower the hammer. The hammer will now be resting on an empty chamber. This is the manner in which I carry all of my single-action revolvers.


The first loads fired came from among our premier ammunition crafters, Black Hills. Their .44-40 load breaks about 770 feet-per-second (fps), adequate for informal practice and Cowboy Action shooting. We were delighted to find the Stampede exhibited good sight regulation.

The 200-grain Black Hills bullet struck dead on the point-of-aim at 15 yards. This is highly unusual for an original type and not common in earlier replica sixguns. Recoil is mild, as to be expected, and the revolver handled well in rapid fire. We could not resist firing the Stampede as quickly as we could cock the hammer and press the trigger. We were rewarded by hits in the black of a silhouette target to a long 25 yards. It is not out of the question to strike man-sized targets well past 75 yards with this mild-mannered handgun.

When firing as many as 150 rounds at a session, there was no binding of the cylinder or stiff operation. Many revolvers of this type are tightly fitted, making for good accuracy, but it was found that after a number of rounds are fired, powder fouling affects rotation. The Stampede is free from this defect.

# The Anics Group SKIFF A-3000 (Flash site) may be my next pellet pistol, though I'll likely do quite a bit more research before making up my mind. It's made in Russia and sold in the US by EAA. Removable 28 round magazine, CO2 power, Double/Single action, Looks and feel of a modern pistol, Adjustable sight, Integral flash light rail, Moveable slide, External manual safety, CO2 cartridge catch and External hammer, 470fps, $149. Anics Group also makes the A-9000S C02 pistol, a copy of Beretta's 9000 S compact pistol, but I couldn't find it on Anics' or EAA's web site.

SKIFF A3000 Pellet Pistol

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