Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pickin' Nits ... Again

I find nit picking to be a rather passive-aggressive past time of mine. I don't know why I do it, or why it bothers me so much when small bits of information are reported incorrectly ... oh wait ... it's because Words have Meaning and I believe many people, especially those who are supposed to reporting unbiased news, intentionally mis-report and mis-represent information.

In any case, Jersey City had a gun buy-back recently. So, here is my first nit - these programs are NOT buy-backs - unless the guns in question were originally purchased from or stolen from the city - you cannot buy-back something you did not buy in the first place.

Surrenderors we given $100 for ever rifle and shotgun surrendered, and $150 for every handgun and automatic weapon surrendered. Nit #2 - people were really turning in automatic weapons? I don't think so - semi-automatic handguns I believe. I guess it's possible that they were accepting fully automatic weapons - does the immunity clause that is normally offered during these gun surrenderings apply to automatic weapons?

Rant over.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Jersey's First and Only Pro-Gun Radio Show

I just saw the announcement over at ammoland.com that Gun For Hire has a new radio show / podcast and added the program to my podcast library (BTW - if you have an Android phone - the absolute BEST podcast software is Pocket Casts).

I will be listening to episodes three and four on my commute home this evening.

*** UPDATE ***

I like the show - it is informative and humorous. One issue however, the host uses the 'S' word often and I find it unnecessary and offensive - not a show I can recommend to my son or fellow shooters without disclosure. Hopefully Anthony will realize he has a lot of wisdom to share and doesn't need to punctuate with profanity.