Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It was the mother's gun......

An update from this story. 5 yr. Old Shot In Head, By her 8 yr. Old Brother Dies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The day after a mother lost her 5-year-old daughter, she learned that her other children may be taken away from her by the state.

Ronda Webb has been trying to come to grips with the tragedy that struck her family last weekend. Not only was her daughter Taishay Shanks killed, but it was Webb's 8-year-old son who pulled the trigger.

"It is not his fault. It is not his fault; it's not. He is a child. He was doing something that children do. I'm just going to take responsibility for that," Webb said.

Webb said the Department of Children and Families is investigating her and she's frightened that she may lose her other three children, too.

The children were inside the family's apartment Saturday afternoon when Webb's son found the gun. Webb said she kept the gun for protection, and that she thought it was hidden.

"My son is not doing good at all. He and Taishay were extremely close. There was never just Tre by himself, or Taishay by herself. It was always them, together. Always," Webb said.

Webb said she was only gone for a few minutes. She was at the laundromat, less than a few hundred yards away from the apartment.

Webb said when she returned, her son was in the parking lot crying and he told her what happened.

"You want to keep guns separated from children," said Ken Jefferson of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson said police continue to investigate the incident, but the department wanted to give the family time to grieve.

He also said the incident was a classic case of why people need to secure their weapons. He even demonstrated how easy it is to use a gun lock, something that could have prevented Saturday's accident.

"Children and guns are a bad mix. It's a bad mix because children don't know the dangers of guns, so if they get them in their hands, unfortunately, things can happen fatally, just as it did here," Jefferson said.

Hum, I'm not sure if she needs to have her other kids taken away. She's going to have to deal with the fact that it was her fault her daughter was shot for the rest of her life and that's gotta be some damn harsh punishment.

I still think she should be charged under Florida law, and 60 days in jail probably wouldn't hurt.

It does seem kinda strange that it took days to find out that it was the mother's gun. Not sure if the police have known from the beginning or if she finally came forward and fessed up to the gun being hers.

"Children and guns are a bad mix. It's a bad mix because children don't know the dangers of guns, so if they get them in their hands, unfortunately, things can happen fatally, just as it did here," Jefferson said.

Because their parents don't sit them down and explain the dangers of guns?

AR Cat & Some Bottles

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My cat Smokey and my new AR. And that box he's sitting on is a great cheap cat toy. Just take a box and cut some various size holes in it. Then if you've got a cat that likes to chase fake mice toys toss it in the box and the cat will try and get through the holes in order to get the mouse. Either that or if you've got two cats one will get in the box and the other will swat it through the holes.

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Here's a few old bottles I've got. I'm not sure what was originally in the green bottle but I'm pretty sure the one in the middle is an old Michelob bottle.

Homeowner shoots 'ninja' who attacked wife

HEALDSBURG --An armed man wearing a black, ninja-style mask was shot to death by a Healdsburg man this morning after he attacked the man's wife outside their home and chased her inside, police said.

The shooting happened about 7:30 a.m. at the end of Sunset Drive, a semi-rural street on the east side of town.

The woman was about to take the couple's two Wheaton terrier dogs for a walk when the masked man jumped her outside her garage, police said. The woman struggled, broke away and ran screaming into the house, with the attacker in pursuit.

Her screams awoke her husband. The man, whom police identified only as a man in his 60s, "grabbed their handgun, probably a .357 ... and fired more than one shot," Police Chief Susan Jones said.

The intruder "had what looked like a firearm in his hand," Jones said. He died at the scene. His identity has not been released.

"The husband is fine. He's uninjured," Jones said. "The wife is being treated for a head injury that she sustained sometime during the struggle, but she's going to be fine."

Jones said the intruder may have been hiding behind some garage cans, waiting for someone to emerge from the home.

The chief said the incident "is completely out of the blue" for the town.

"Actually, our crime has been down this year. This is really unusual," she said. "It's really frightening if this is a random act."

I don't think they'll have to worry about this creep committing another one of these "random acts" now.

Why doesn't Illinois just ban guns completely?

I mean that's what they're aiming for right?

Come on Illinois, why not just stop beating around the bush and say what you really want- The total stripping of law abiding citizens ability to own a gun, any gun.

Gun Ban Would Hurt Illinois Economy, Critics Say
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor

(CNSNews.com) - Several Illinois-based gun manufacturers are mobilizing opposition to a bill dubbed the "Blagojevich Assault Weapons Ban."

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley are pushing the bill (HB2414) that would prohibit the "manufacture, delivery, and possession of semiautomatic assault weapons, assault weapon attachments, 50 caliber rifles, and 50 caliber cartridges" in the state.

The bill also would ban "large-capacity" ammunition feeding devices that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Anyone owning such a magazine, belt, drum, or similar device would be required to destroy it or surrender it to a law enforcement agency within 90 days of the law taking effect.

Second Amendment supporters say the bill is designed to stop a major hunting/fishing retailer, Cabela's, from opening a superstore in suburban Chicago.

Several Illinois-based manufacturers of sporting arms plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday to voice their opposition to the bill. Among other things, they will emphasize the bill's adverse effect on the Illinois economy - a direct loss of more than 750 jobs and $150 million in manufacturing sales, the gun makers say.

Even firearms manufacturers not located in Illinois would experience a ripple effect on their retail sales, critics warn.

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has accused Blagovevich and Daley of trying to end private gun ownership in the state by thwarting the lawful retail sale of firearms.

The Nebraska-based Cabela's recently announced plans to build a superstore in Hoffman Estates, northwest of Chicago. The store would employ 400 people and feature a wide variety of sports and outdoor gear. The retail sale of firearms would be a major component of its business, ISRA said.

ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson noted that the village of Hoffman Estates has worked for three years to bring Cabela's to town - even repealing a local gun registration ordinance.

"Hoffman Estates jumped ship, and Daley won't stand for that. This is yet another example of Mayor Daley looking to extend his power and control beyond Chicago's city limits," Pearson said earlier this month.

If the ban on retail gun sales becomes law, "it just wouldn't pay to stay in the retail firearms business -- and that's precisely the intent of this legislation," Pearson said.

Even if the bill passes the Illinois House, it probably would not pass the Senate, the Chicago-Sun Times quoted Illinois Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago) as saying on Monday.

Damn, I'm glad I no longer live in that F'ed up state.......

Iraqis Unite. The MSM Takes A Coffee Break.

Have a look at the post from Gateway Pundit.

Unity Protests Break Out in Basra, Mosul, Hillah, Al Kut, Karbala...

It's a bit different from all the constant focus on car bombings and terrorists attacks.

Monday, February 27, 2006

I should've brought my sleeping bag to the range......

.......I was there all weekend.

Saturday I got there about 8:30 am to help set up the action pistol match only to find out it had been canceled. The weather was kinda shitty but it wasn't raining so I don't know why it got canceled. No big deal for me, it just meant I could break in my AR sooner.

It sucked for a buddy of mine's friend though, he drove 4 hours down from Georgia to come to the shoot. It wasn't a total waste of a trip for his kid though, we went down to the 200 yd. range and he got to fire a .45-70. Watching him fire the gun was pretty uneventful but the expression on his face when the owner of the gun told him to make sure he held it tight to his shoulder or it could break his collar bone was priceless.

After that I left the range and headed to the gun store to pick up a few things and I had to run back home to get all my cleaning junk.

I picked up some cleaning stuff at the gun store and found out that the parts for my Glock 30 came in. Glock sent me a new FPS, FPS spring, FP spring, and the Trigger/trigger bar w/ the "-1" marked, all at no charge. I bought a new FP from glockmeister and replaced my old one.

So now I get back to the range with all my cleaning supplies and get set up. Oh, the reason I needed all the cleaning stuff is that I wanted to break in the barrel properly, or at least how the factory suggests it.

Here's what the factory suggests.

"To achieve the best results for accuracy you should clean the chamber and bore after every round for the first 25 rounds and then every 10 rounds up to 100 rounds. It usually takes about 200 rounds per barrel for optimum accuracy."

It took me, I kid you not, 4 hours to fire and clean the first 20 rounds.

I'm sure I could have done it faster if I was allowed to clean the gun when the line was cold, but no one is allowed to touch their guns when the line is cold.

I cleaned the barrel after every shot for the first 20 and then after every 10. I shot 75 total rounds on Sat.

Being that this is my first AR and I don't have any prior experience shooting one I'm not really sure how good/bad mine is or how it compares to others. I do know that I've put 115 rounds down range and haven't had a problem yet. Unlike the guy that was shooting a Bushmaster next to me on Sun. His rifle wasn't ejecting the round if he only loaded one round in the mag.

I did get a chance to fire another guy's AR on Sat., to check out his scope and trigger. He said he had a two stage trigger in his cause he didn't like the long slack in others. After comparing mine to his I'd have to say I prefer mine. Mine only has about 3/16" pull before you get a nice clean break and it fires. His had about a 3/8" pull, that was lighter than mine, but felt squishy. I let him fire my gun and he said he liked my trigger too.

I was a the range till it closed at 6 on sat.

I also got to fire a Mosin-Nagant on Sat. too, man that thing does kick like a mule. I think I need to pick up one of those next fun show.

Sunday I got back there a little after noon and started at the handgun range making sure my G30 was in working order now. I put about 60 rounds down range without a hiccup so I'm hoping it won't develop this problem again.

After that I went back to the rifle range about put another 40 through the AR, still cleaning after every 10, on Sun.

While I was at the rifle range there was a few guys shooting some M1 Garands. They finished up about ten minutes after I got there but we bull shitted for a few and they said they were going down to the rapid fire, members only, handgun range.

I told them I still had about 200 rounds of 9mm and some good human body silhouettes we could put some holes through. They said "Sure when you're done with your rifle come on down and find us."

I got done and headed down to the rapid fire range and met up with them and only fired 100 rounds. One of the guys let me shoot his HK .45. I loaded it, took aim at the target, pulled the trigger, and nothing happened.......I'm so spoiled by my Glock I forgot to flip off the safety. D'oh.

The other guy let me fire his High-Point 9mm compact. Damn that thing looks like a boat anchor but it fired pretty good.

Well, that was my weekend. Hopefully next time I remember to take some pictures of my targets. I still need to sight in the AR. Not only the rifle's sights but learning the right sight picture and learning how to hold it the same on every shot. My groups with the AR so far have been about 3" at 25 yrds. I know the rifle and me can do better than that......

Man opens fire in Detroit church

DETROIT (WJRT/AP) - (02/27/06)-- Police say a man who opened fire with a shotgun during a church service in Detroit killed himself a few hours later.
Police say the man, identified as 24-year-old Kevin Lorenzo Collins, opened fire at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church. A woman was killed and a nine-year-old wounded during the church service.

Outside, a man in his 50s was shot after he tried to protect his wife from a carjacking attempt by the gunman.

About five-and-a-half hours later, police say officers spotted the suspect walking about a mile south of the church and saw him run behind a home. Police say Collins died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

More proof that laws forbidding CCW in churches is a bad thing.....

OMG this is funny. [RE: Muslim cartoons]


Not politically correct and not work safe.

But damn is it funny.

Microwaved Penis Turns Out To Be Fake

PITTSBURGH -- It turns out the microwaved penis was a fake.

A convenience store clerk in the Pittsburgh area was freaked out when she thought she had put a severed penis in the store's microwave oven.

The clerk said a couple came into the store and asked her to heat up something for them. The clerk did and caught a glimpse of what she thought was a penis wrapped in paper towels.

McKeesport police Chief Joseph Pero said the woman who came into the store with the fake penis was actually trying to cheat on a job application drug test.

Prosthetic penises that contain drug-free urine are sold on the Internet. According to the woman, the couple stopped to warm the device in the microwave so the urine would pass the body temperature test.

Police plan to interview the woman Monday.

The headline gets my vote for best of the month.

5 yr. Old Shot In Head, By her 8 yr. Old Brother Dies

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A five-year-old girl is dead after being shot in the head inside a Northside apartment.

It happened Saturday at the River Oaks Apartments on Harts Road. Emergency teams rushed the girl to Shands Jacksonville. Last night she was in critical condition but passed away Sunday morning.

Police say there were a few other people inside the apartment when the shot was fired. Detectives say the girl's eight-year-old brother squeezed the trigger. They believe it was an accident.

The little girl's uncle talked only to First Coast News before heading to the hospital. He had been coming over to take his niece out for pizza when he heard the news.

"And they say she had been shot! And, I'm like, 'Shot where? Shot how?' I'm thinking with a BB gun or something. And then, as I'm riding [to the apartment], they call to say she'd been shot in the head. I'm like, 'The head!'" her uncle, George Webb, said.

Webb said the girl's mother had run to the laundry room for just a minute, "put her clothes in the dryer, and [come] back. And as she was getting out of the car, somebody said that a baby had been shot, and she didn't even know it was her own child."

Officers said it looks like the gun came from somewhere inside the apartment.

Police have no suspects in custody and say they are not actively searching for anyone. They say the shooting may have been an accident.

Stories like this tick me off.

Actually I think it's the knee-jerk reaction to the story that gets me.

All we'll hear about now is how people need to lock up their guns. And I'm all for that if you've got kids in the house. But people also need to teach their kids about guns. By that I mean if you have guns in your home take them to the gun range and bring a few Cantaloupes along and show then when happens when you shoot them.

My guess is this 8 year old thought the gun was a toy and not a real gun. I don't think he should be charged, he should have know better if he was tought about the dangers of guns, but who ever is the owner of the gun needs to be charged.

We have laws here in FL EXACTLY FOR THIS REASON, there's not a need for MORE LAWS if you actually charge people under the current law.

Here's the law.

790.173 Legislative findings and intent.--

(1) The Legislature finds that a tragically large number of Florida children have been accidentally killed or seriously injured by negligently stored firearms; that placing firearms within the reach or easy access of children is irresponsible, encourages such accidents, and should be prohibited; and that legislative action is necessary to protect the safety of our children.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that adult citizens of the state retain their constitutional right to keep and bear firearms for hunting and sporting activities and for defense of self, family, home, and business and as collectibles. Nothing in this act shall be construed to reduce or limit any existing right to purchase and own firearms, or to provide authority to any state or local agency to infringe upon the privacy of any family, home, or business, except by lawful warrant.

History.--s. 1, ch. 89-534.

790.174 Safe storage of firearms required.--

(1) A person who stores or leaves, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm, as defined in s. 790.001, and who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parent or the person having charge of the minor, or without the supervision required by law, shall keep the firearm in a securely locked box or container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure or shall secure it with a trigger lock, except when the person is carrying the firearm on his or her body or within such close proximity thereto that he or she can retrieve and use it as easily and quickly as if he or she carried it on his or her body.

(2) It is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, if a person violates subsection (1) by failing to store or leave a firearm in the required manner and as a result thereof a minor gains access to the firearm, without the lawful permission of the minor's parent or the person having charge of the minor, and possesses or exhibits it, without the supervision required by law:

(a) In a public place; or

(b) In a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner in violation of s. 790.10.

This subsection does not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.

1(3) As used in this act, the term "minor" means any person under the age of 16.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat


A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.

There was no word on whether or not a prenup was signed.

This is just too funny..... [Elmo Joke]

Someone over at ARFCOM posted a video of himself shooting a Tickle Me Elmo, which is cool in itself, but down in post someone posted this joke.

I've never heard it before and it's just too damn funny not to pass on.


There is a factory in America which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys which laugh when you tickle it under the arm.

A new employee is hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 08:00. The next day at 08:45 there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman from the assembly line throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee. He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.

The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself so the two men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pileup.

At the end of the line stands the new employee surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's. She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.

The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.

The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches the woman.

"I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, "but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday..."










"... Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles".

No coup for you! [Philippines]

State of emergency in Philippines
Government arrests general, cancels rally permits


MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared a state of emergency after military officials say they blocked a coup attempt against her.

Arroyo made the move Friday to assert control during a television address on after Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon earlier said, "We believe that we have quashed a coup."

The embattled president, who has come under fire for the legitimacy of her poll win last year, did not mention a coup attempt in her speech.

The rule would allow for arrests without warrants and an extension of the time suspects can be detained without charge, according to Reuters reports.

The emergency rule move comes as the country prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the "people power" revolution that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

An army general has been arrested in connection with the alleged plot, and a marine colonel is being sought.

The two officers were the leaders of a group of soldiers who planned to take advantage of mass protests against Arroyo on Friday to overthrow her, Esperon said.



No there's something ya don't see everyday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

WTF is Celine Dion doing to this piano?

I'm sure this looked "normal" in real time but boy that just looks wrong.

And check out Elton's face in this one. I don't think he knows what she's doing either.

UK Cartoon Leaflet Campaign

The far-right British National Party (BNP) is to distribute a campaign leaflet featuring the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which have enraged Muslims around the world on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. A party spokesman said on Wednesday the images illustrate how Islam and Western values do not mix but were not intended to cause offence. The 12 cartoons, which initially appeared in Denmark and were reprinted in other European countries, have sparked violent protests across the Islamic world. They have not been published in the British press. At least 50 people have been killed during demonstrations around the world and a Pakistani Muslim cleric last week offered rewards amounting to more than $1 million for anyone who killed any of the Danish cartoonists. (Handout/www.bnp.org.uk/WpN)


Finally!! My AR-15 came in......

Whoo Hoo!!

I'm now the owner of an "Evil Black Rifle"

I stopped by the fun store after work yesterday and picked up my DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine, very nice.

Of course the very first thing I did was to drive straight to the range and fire the gun wildly right out of the box, just kidding.

The first thing I did after I got it, besides going to the video store, was to bring it home and take it apart and give it a good once over and lube it down.

It's a pretty easy gun to break down, not as easy as an AK but still pretty easy.

I like the warning about the Cam Pin. "DO NOT FORGET TO INSTALL THE CAM PIN. THE RIFLE CAN FIRE BUT WILL EXPLODE IF THE CAM PIN IS NOT INSTALLED." Gee thanks, that's good to know.

The rifle itself looks good, except for an itty bitty scratch by the front sling lug. No big deal, I didn't buy this rifle to make it a safe queen.

I was a bit disappointed with the magazines that came with it. They were a bit errrr.. scratched. The two good looking darker ones are Colt's that I picked up at the gun show, the lighter ones came with the rifle. Oh well, all the do is hold the ammo, I'm sure they do their job.

I'll make it to the range this weekend and see how it shoot. Till then here's some pics.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I love it when a comic sums things up perfectly.. [UAE+U.S.Ports]

Yup, that's about right.

Woman Shoots Teen In Apparent Road Rage Incident

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An 18-year-old girl in Orange County, Fla., was shot and injured Sunday by a woman driver during an apparent case of road rage, according to Local 6 News.

Erikia Southall, 18, told police that she was cut off by a woman driving a green Lexus at the intersection of Pine Hills Road and Silver Star Road Sunday.

Both women then pulled their vehicles into a parking lot of a shopping center near a Hardee's restaurant.

The two began to fight, according to the report.

During the altercation, the driver of the Lexus allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Southall in the foot, close to her ankle, a police report said.

"She just said someone shot her and she was hysterical," victim's aunt Barbara Mitchell said.

The shooter then got back into her Lexus and drove off.

Southall also tried to leave the area in her sport utility vehicle and caused several crashes, according to the report.

Southall drove to Homestead Road and stopped until police arrived.

The teen was treated at Health Central and released Sunday night.

Police are searching for the woman shooter.

There's something about this that just doesn't pass the smell test.

Sounds like this 18 year old cause a few accidents and then decided to make up a story about being shot.

Why do I say this you ask?

Well, look at this picture of her shoe from the story.

There's something missing if she had been shot with her shoe on, namely blood.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sometimes the only thing to say is..."What the F*#%?"

I'm sorry sir you can't bring those weapons on the plane...[OMG!]

Poland US citizen arrested

US citizen, former policeman, Michael O., 47, was arrested at Warsaw International Airport during security control of passengers departing to Chicago, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Security personnel found Glock 27 pistol, 8 pistol magazines, 2 swords, 3 knifes, 100 rounds of 6mm shock-ammunition and explosives in his luggage.


I just came across this picture over and WPN

The caption doesn't go into much detail, but this guy had a cornucopia of weapons on him.

And it looks like there's a few type-o's in the caption.

It looks to me like that's a Glock 26. Cause it'd be pretty hard to shoot 9mm ammo out of a .40 cal gun and Glock doesn't make a 6mm gun.

"Protests" in Islamabad

Police arrest then beat a demonstrator in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, February 19, 2006. Muslims demonstrating against European publications of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed clashed with police for several hours, in spite of a ban on all protests and marches throughout Islamabad. Riots have spread throughout Pakistan in the last week leaving 5 people dead and dozens injured. Islamic communities all over the world have staged both peaceful and violent demonstrations in response to the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

A police officer fires a shotgun into a crowd of demonstrators in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, February 19, 2006.

Muslims clash with police in Islamabad, Pakistan after a ban on all demonstrations Sunday, February 19, 2006.


I think I'll be taking Pakistan off my list of vacation spots.

Man Shot, Killed By Palm Beach Sheriff's Deputy

JUPITER, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man was shot to death by a veteran Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy as he reached toward his waistband for what deputies thought was a gun, officials said.

The shooting occurred in a neighborhood near Jupiter on Friday night as deputies were responding to a 911 call of a juvenile with a weapon.

Deputies were flagged down and led to a car where Chester Otis Washington became verbally aggressive toward the deputies, sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

Washington was hit first with a Taser stun gun, but it did not subdue him. He made a movement toward his waistband when he was shot by a sheriff's sergeant who saw a shiny object, Barbera said.

The shiny object turned out to be a Swiss Army knife, Barbera said.

Identity of the sergeant who shot Washington was withheld. The officer was placed on administrative leave pending investigation of the shooting.

Washington had a lengthy criminal record dating to 1997. He was arrested eight times and he was sentenced to more than three years in prison and jail, according to state records.

He had a record that included multiple convictions for resisting an officer, twice with violence. Twice he was charged with battery on an officer. Other convictions include possession and intent to sell drugs.

Chester Washington
Department of Corrections photo of Chester Washington upon his release from prison in 2001.

Well, that's one more career criminal off the streets.

Sounds like a good shoot to me, regardless of the fact that it was only a knife he was reaching for.

He'd still be alive today if he'd only not resisted the cops and not went for something in his waistband after being shot with a taser.

I hope the cops come out of this clean.

Mon. Feb 20

I guess I should post why I haven't been posting much.

Two main things really.

My laptop at home took a nose dive, thanks to one of my cats, and the screen is now faded to the point where you can't see what's on it. So I can't post during the weekends or after work.


I've had to start learning another drawing program at work. I've been using Autocad for years and I'm now switching over to a program called Vectorworks.

VW isn't all bad. It has its' good points, you can say do a report from a drawing and it will write up all the hardware and symbols (custom parts) in the drawing.

The main bad part is that the way the "Help" manual explains things is pathetically vague.



Glock 30
Well, my gun shop guy talked to Glock and they're sending me a whole slew of things for my gun free of charge.

IIRC they're sending me a new trigger/trigger bar, trigger housing, Firing pin spring, and Firing pin safety.

I can't remember if he said they're sending along a new firing pin or not. But that doesn't really matter, I bought a new one last week and will just keep my old one as a back up.

My BBAGA gun should, should be in today. DPMS called my gun shop guy, who placed the order, last Monday and told him it was being shipped out. It still wasn't here on Friday so he'll be calling them today and getting a tracking number. It shouldn't take more than 4 days to ship something from St. Cloud, MN to JAX, FL.

I'm gonna be PISSED if some po'dunk UPS or FED-EX driver stole my gun.

Well, I gotta get back to work.


Oh yeah, there is one good thing that will be happening today at my work, THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARRIVE!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

AK-47 for sale on UK QVC

Yeah, I haven't been able to post in the last few days.

My job is making me work. Oh well, gotta make money.

Just dropping by to post this link.

AK-47 For Sale.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I introduce you to the latest criminal life saving device.

Or A.K.A. the "Please Mr. Killer don't shoot me while I unlock my gun" device.


This one is a bit different, this one looks like it could really mess up your gun.

It looks like it's some type of Cam-lock so be prepared for your chamber to be altered over time.

Not to mention that there's a very high chance you'll chip your extractor because, at least on Glocks, putting a round into the chamber and letting the slide go into battery is never suggested.

Plus on the pistol models I really don't think it's a good idea to put the "key" down the barrel!! If you forget and have a live round in the chamber and you have a negligent discharge your new nick name will be "Mr. Stump."

And If it's a "self-centering" key like they're describing that means you'd be rubbing against the rifling in the barrel while going backwards! Big no-no. I've always been told if you push something down the barrel it should go the same way the bullet travels.


It drives me nuts to see states pass law the require gun owners to keep their guns locked. Hell in DC I don't even think you can keep a gun assembled!

Now I'm all for keeping kids safe, I regularly use a cable lock on my gun when I go visit my kin up in GA. When I'm up there unless I'm wearing my gun it's locked.

This is just overkill......

So I applied for a new job.

I forgot to mention this when it happened but I figure I should post about it. The Circus was in town a few weeks ago and I went one day for a show.

While I'm there I see a sign that says "Ever thought of joining the Circus? We're hiring, apply now."

I thought "What the hell, I got time to waste, let's see where this goes."

So I talk to the information guy and he tells me that I need to stay after the show and someone will talk with me about an opening they have, he doesn't say what the job is.

While I'm waiting I see the cute little blond standing against the wall. We start talking and it turns out that she is applying for the job also. And she also doesn't know what the open position is.

After awhile this guy comes up to us and say we need to follow him.

We walk down onto the main floor and next to a lion cage. I'm thinking "What the F***?"

The guy says "Well we've got one position open and it's for a lion tamer's apprentice."

"Here's what I'm going to have you both do." He says "Separately, I'll have both of you go into the lion's cage with a chair and a whip and see how the lion reacts to you and how you react to the lion."

The cute little blond pipes up and says "I'll go first."

OK, Fine with me.

So she steps into the cage and puts the chair and the whip down next to the door then walk right up to the lion. The lion, who was laying down, get up and put both his paws on her shoulders and starts to lick all over her face.

The guy doing the "interview" turns to me and says "You think you can do better than that?"

I say "Yeah, as long as you keep the lion out of the cage."

Judy Judy Judy.....When will you learn?


February 14, 2006 -- Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller turned up at a federal appeals court in Manhattan yesterday for arguments over whether the feds have a right to subpoena her phone records as part of a probe into Islamic charities and terror financing.

The New York Times is seeking to stop authorities from gaining access to records for calls that Miller and another reporter, Philip Shenon, made to sources in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The reporters received information about the government's plans to block the assets and search the offices of two Islamic organizations.

The case against Miller can be found here. But I clipped out the important stuff in a prior post, just about a year ago.

Page 13

On December 3, 2001, consistent with
The Times’ policy of seeking comment from the subjects of its articles,
Miller telephoned HLF (Holy Land Foundation) and spoke with HLF
representatives about the information that had been disclosed to
her by one or more confidential sources. According to Miller, she
sought comment from HLF at this time only "about the government’s
intent to block HLF’s assets," and she did not intend to tip-off HLF
about the impending FBI search of HLF’s offices.
Patrick J.
Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
("Fitzgerald"), representing the government, has stated that on the
night of December 3, 2001, Miller disclosed to HLF personnel that "government action was imminent"
(Affirmation of Patrick J. Fitzgerald, dated Nov. 19, 2004, and that
the HLF personnel were surprised by the information conveyed by Miller.
According to Miller, "[t]hat government action was taken against [HLF]
did not come as a surprise to even a casual observer."

Patrick J.Fitzgerald.

Hummmmmmm. Now I know I've heard his name along with Miller's in a recent story I just can't put my finger on it.

Monday, February 13, 2006

So VP Cheney shot someone.......Oops.

As I was leaving the gun range on Sun. I flipped on the radio and caught the end of the bottom of the hour news and I thought I heard some lady say that VP Cheney had shot a someone.

WTF? Did I hear that correctly?

I got home and turned on the news and sure enough VP Cheney had shot someone he was hunting with.

This isn't exactly good for pro-gunners but accidents do happen and thankfully the guy didn't get wounded too severely.

Right now I'm watching the White House press conference w/ Scott M. The press is going batty over this. WHEN DID THE PRES. KNOW? WHY WEREN'T WE TOLD RIGHT AWAY? F'in morons.

I think the funniest thing about this story is that the lefty moonbats are saying this is all a ruse to distract from the Scooter Libby story. I guess they could be right but it's the PRESS that's not asking questions the Libby story, all they're concerned about the making a scandal out of this shooting.

My Glock 30 started F'ing up yesterday

I was at the gun range yesterday firing off my G30 and G34 and had no problems w/ the G34 but the G30 started having FTFi's.

Now for full disclosure this is NOT a all stock G30. I have a LaserMax, a Ghost Ultimate Rocket #3.5 trigger connector, and a trigger/triggerbar for a G20/21.

At first I thought it might be the LaserMax that was causing the problem by not fully putting the round into battery. So I swapped out that and put in the stock spring and slide lock. I then had two FTFi's one right after the other.

That's when I took the slide apart and found that my firing pin had marks on it that looks to be made from the FP hitting the FPS.

I think the trigger/trigger bar from the G20/21 isn't pushing up the FPS fully and is causing the marks.

I'll be ordering new parts today, a FP & FPS. I've already put the G30's original trigger back in.

At least the problem showed it self at the range and not in a case where I needed the gun to save my life. My G30 is my carry gun.

And no, I'm not carrying the G30 today. I've got my G34 strapped on which is a bit harder to conceal since I only have a OWB holster and it's a long slide.


2-14 Update: Oops. I've got a Ghost ROCKET, not a Ghost Ultimate.

I think that's the problem. I don't think the Rocket was ever trimmed properly.

Friday, February 10, 2006


After 4 years GLOCK FAQ.COM has been updated.

Damn, I just might have to order one of those "Glock" posters....

Krauthammer ~ Extremely hypocritical

Extremely hypocritical

Fake moderates instigate rioters in war over cartoons

As much of the Islamic world erupts in a studied frenzy over the Danish cartoons of Muhammed, there are voices of reason being heard on both sides.

Some Islamic leaders and organizations, while endorsing the demonstrators' sense of grievance and sharing their outrage, speak out against using violence as a vehicle of expression.

Their Western counterparts - intellectuals, including most of the major newspapers in the United States - are similarly balanced: While, of course, endorsing the principle of free expression, they criticize the Danish newspaper for abusing that right by publishing offensive cartoons, and declare themselves opposed, in the name of religious sensitivity, to doing the same.

God save us from the voices of reason.

What passes for moderation in the Islamic community - "I share your rage but don't torch that embassy" - is nothing of the sort. It is simply a cynical way to endorse the goals of the mob without endorsing its means. It is fraudulent because, while pretending to uphold the principle of religious sensitivity, it is only interested in this instance of religious insensitivity.


More muslims bitch and moan about the cartoons

[I'd take this one as a direct threat.]

Muslim women hold posters as they demonstrate in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Police shot and wounded one person Friday as they sought to keep hundreds of demonstrators from marching to the residence of Denmark's ambassador to protest cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first published in a Danish newspaper. Police and organizers had said marchers would not be allowed near any embassy. At least 200 demonstrators tried to go the home of the Danish envoy, triggering clashes with anti-riot police near a major highway. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)


[So our "terrorism" is free speech and theirs is bombings & beheadings, thanks so much for the clarification.]

An unidentified Kenyan Muslim woman demonstrates in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Police shot and wounded one person Friday as they sought to keep hundreds of demonstrators from marching to the residence of Denmark's ambassador to protest against publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first published in a Danish newspaper. Police and organizers had said marchers would not be allowed near any embassy. At least 200 demonstrators tried to go the home of the Danish envoy, triggering clashes with anti-riot police near a major highway. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim))


[Oh, real nice T-shirt.]

Danish ambassador after protesting outside the Danish embassy in Pretoria on Friday against the controversial series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad published in European newspapers. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Face of Muhammed Blog

Face of Muhammed

Muslim nations, boycot Egypt!

They published some of the cartoons over 3 months ago.

Ashura starts today. How this isn't child abuse I'll never know.

Yup, just go ahead and keep telling yourself Islam is a "religion of peace."

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Oh joy, more muslims posters about the cartoons..

Indonesian Muslims burn placards during a protest outside the Denmark embassy in Jakarta February 8, 2006. Indonesian's government and top Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged Muslims protesting against controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to stop rallies from spinning out of control. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

Indonesian Muslims burn placards during a protest outside the Denmark embassy in Jakarta February 8, 2006. Indonesian's government and top Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged Muslims protesting against controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to stop rallies from spinning out of control. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

Veiled Egyptian women carry a placard during a demonstration against the publication in various European newspapers of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in Cairo. US President George W. Bush assured Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of his "support and solidarity" over violence sparked by caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, the White House said.(AFP/Karim Jaafar)



Pakistani Islamists from Tanzeem-e-Islami group rally to protest the publication of cartoons, in Karachi February 7, 2006. Thousands of Islamist rallied in Pakistan's conservative northwest near the Afghan border on Tuesday to protest against cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad published in Western newspapers. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

87-year-old woman fatally shoots man in her home

This folks is why you can NOT rely on the police for your protection.

This, as Neal Boortz would say, is a case the DRT. (Dead right there.)

An 87-year-old East St. Louis woman fatally shot a man early this morning as he was trying to break into her house.

Police said they found the man, Larry D. Tillman, 49, of East St. Louis on the enclosed front porch of the woman’s house in the 2100 block of Gaty Avenue. He had pulled the telephone wires from the side of the house, then removed security bars from a porch window.

As the man was breaking through a storm door that leads into the house itself, the woman fired several shots through her front door, striking Tillman once in the chest.

Police said the shots were fired from a pistol, most likely a gun that her daughter had given her after a man broke into the elderly woman’s house in December, battered her and stole some items.

The man may have been dead for as long as four hours before police arrived. Police said that the woman was not sure that she had hit Tillman when she fired the shots about 2 a.m. However, she was too afraid to go outside to check and could not call for help because the telephone lines were dead.

When the woman’s daughter arrived about 6 a.m. to bring her mother breakfast, she found the dead man on the porch, police said.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jim Morrisey said evidence taken from the December home invasion would be compared to the break-in today to see if Tillman was responsible for both crimes.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

ECO-Pirates. "Save the whales & Kill the sailors!!"

The Crew of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's (SSCS) vessel, the Farley Mowat, pose on the bow of their ship in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Antarctica on Saturday, Jan. 14 2006. SSCS and its crew are in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary for their annual Antarctica campaign to stop the Japanese whaling fleet from poaching whales in the Southern Ocean. The crew of 44 were at sea for 50 days on board their 40 meter ship chasing the fleet, conducting direct actions against the whalers in an attempt to stop them from meeting their quota of 935 minke whales and ten endangered fin whales.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) crew-member, Marc Oosterwal on board their ship, the Farley Mowat, welds a large blade or "can-opener" on the starboard side of the ship in preparation to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Dec. 20, 2005. The can-opener is one of many devices created by the crew to foul the Japanese fleet, the large blade is used to slice the hull of a ship.

First Mate, Alexendar Cornelissen, of the Farley Mowat, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ship, inventories smoke bombs and butyric acid before distributing it to the crew in preparation for confronting the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Jan. 6, 2006.

Crew members from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society(SSCS) conduct prop fowling actions in their zodiac craft attempting to damage the props of the Nisshin Maru, a Japanese factory ship for whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary on January 8, 2006.

People like this amaze me. They will go to the ends of the earth to save animals yet they can't see that their actions put people's lives in danger. (Or they do and don't care.)

If that "can-opener" they use happen to sink the Japanese ship I doubt they'd even attempt to rescue its' sailors.

They have the mind set of communists that think killing 1000 people so they'd be able to feed 100 makes perfect sense.

I guess that's why they're called "Watermelons", Green on the outside Red in the middle.

I was just doing a bit of AK research.......

......on "trigger slap"

And came across this.


Nice ummmmm "Guns"

Congress's Secret Saddam Tapes

By ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun
February 7, 2006

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is studying 12 hours of audio recordings between Saddam Hussein and his top advisers that may provide clues to the whereabouts of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

The committee has already confirmed through the intelligence community that the recordings of Saddam's voice are authentic, according to its chairman, Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, who would not go into detail about the nature of the conversations or their context. They were provided to his committee by a former federal prosecutor, John Loftus, who says he received them from a former American military intelligence analyst.

Mr. Loftus will make the recordings available to the public on February 17 at the annual meeting of the Intelligence Summit, of which he is president. On the organization's Web site, Mr. Loftus is quoted as promising that the recordings "will be able to provide a few definitive answers to some very important - and controversial - weapons of mass destruction questions." Contacted yesterday by The New York Sun, Mr. Loftus would only say that he delivered a CD of the recordings to a representative of the committee, and the following week the committee announced that it was reopening the investigation into weapons of mass destruction.


Well well, what do we have here?

I do hope that these recordings were obtained with a warrant though. I'd hate for us to infringe on Saddam's rights..

Muslims hate Denmark...............and Canada

I don't think you could photoshop these to be any funnier....

Iran launches ”Holocaust competition”

A Holocaust cartoon competition has been launched in one of Iran's leading newspapers in response to criticism over Muslim protests of cartoons picturing the Prophet Muhammad.

The Hamshahri daily Holocaust competition will be a test to see whether or not freedom of expression is a right of the Muslim world as well the west. "Western newspapers published these caricatures, which constitute desecration, under the pretense of freedom of expression," said the newspaper's graphic editor, Farid Mortazawi.

"Let's see if they mean what they say once we publish Holocaust caricatures," he added.

I was just listening to Bill Bennett's show and on of his sidekicks, I think Seth, asked this question.

"Since Iran's newspapers are run by the state and the President of Iran has come out and said the Holocaust didn't happen. How can they make cartoons of something that didn't happen?"

That is a bit of a quandary.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Rolling Stones Vs. Cats

As I was watching the Half-Time show last night I was curious about something.

What sounded worse; The Stones music, or my cats screaming?

I went and grabbed one of my cats and held it up by its' tail.

I was right, the Stones sounded worse than the cat.

(Yes, this is just a joke I never held my cat up by its' tail........But it's not a joke that the Stones sounded horrible.)

An AK-47 followed me home from the gun show...

I went to the gun show here in JAX on Saturday not really looking to buy much, I only had $350 cash in hand. If I bring more I spend more. I got there and bought a few parts for my Glock, I'm now down to $332.

I walked around for awhile seeing what was for sale and how much each table wanted for the same gun.

After mulling around for about a 1/2 hour I came across a table selling NIB AK's (WASR-10) for $319.

I asked him if he'd take $320 tax included. He said no they're already marked down from $449.00 [cough] **bullshit** [/cough] . Then I asked how much that would be with tax? $347 he says. I told him I had $330 cash and that's it. His response.........."Give me your drivers license."

Got it home and tore it apart for a cleaning. Wow. Did they chisel these parts out steel?

I took it out to the range yesterday along with my SKS and shot about 20 rounds though each. It was too damn windy out.

The AK kicks a bit more than the SKS, but I did have one jam with the SKS and the AK shot without a hitch.

I am wondering about one thing though, WTH I'm I supposed to do with the little canteen that came in the box? Is that for oil or something?

Here's a pic of the new beast.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Muslims....London February 3, 2006.

London February 3, 2006.