The gun store guys gripe some more about their customers:

My thoughts:

0:30 – Telling your customer the gun will hold X rounds but then not telling them about the plug, and getting mad when they come back is a dick move.

1:08 – Telling someone to read the manual is condescending, rather than actually helping them in the first place.  Everyone knows it’s there if they wanted to use it.

2:25 – Loading rounds in the magazine backwards.  hehe what is this H&K?… funny stuff.  Not worth making fun of someone over if you run a gun store though.

2:57 – Lady didn’t know she had to pull the trigger to make the gun shoot.  Yea that’s kind of dumb.. but again if you don’t like dumb questions you shouldn’t own a gun store or business of any kind that caters to the public.

4:45 – Not being able to figure out how to get into the box of ammo is kind of dumb, but in his defense those boxes are more confusing than a cardboard box.

Towards the end of the video Barry (pictured left) talks about how theoretically the round could fire if you tried to chamber a round that was in the magazine backwards.  I was skeptical so I actually just tried this slowly with my G17, and sure enough the round pops up pretty nicely and looks like the primer could strike a corner of the barrel, or even slam into the top of the slide and fire.

Thoughts?

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01-26-2012

Youtuber WeaponsEducation is pissed because he got snubbed by Ed at SHOT:

Weapons Education is like a less annoying Nutnfancy.  He takes a while to get to the point, but anyway Ed wouldn’t give him an interview… now here’s my problem, and i’ll partially defend Ed because of it:

At 1:55 Tom from Weapons Education talks about how he gave Ed Brown the old come over here and talk to me cause I’m important fingers, no not a friendly wave, but an arrogant “come here”.  Now if I was Ed, that would have pissed me off from the get go too.  He’s an old man, not a dog or child.

Where Ed does trip up though is talking shit about the relevance of the Internet.  Yea I get it your old, and don’t understand how powerful it is as a business and marketing tool, this is evidenced by your website which coincidentally looks like it could have been made in 1911.  Seriously, though rather then telling people that  you don’t care about publicity and the internet because your firearms are sold out for the year maybe just politely say you’re not comfortable being on camera.  Nothing would be so bad about that.  But to tell the whole internet to go to hell?  Yea not a great idea.

fxhummel1 has an awesome song about it:

I basically chalk this all up to the fact Ed’s name is on the company he founded, he’s real old, and doesn’t want to give up control.  He’s set in his ways and it’s obviously working for him (so far).  Ed Brown has some younger blood in his family, so I’m thinking it might be a good move to hand relations (with new media anyway) over to one of them.

Thoughts?

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01-25-2012

Three separate incidents in NYC this week:

A Tennessee tourist who says she unwittingly broke New York’s weapons laws by visiting the 9/11 memorial with a loaded gun — legal in her home state — faces 3 1/2 years behind bars for the error, which came to light when she asked guards where she could store her weapon while touring the memorial.

Full Story – L.A. Times

A former U.S. Marine Ryan Jerome, 28, was charged with criminal possession of his .45-caliber Ruger while visiting the famous New York landmark during a September vacation with his girlfriend. Jerome has a license to carry the weapon from his home state of Indiana, but New Yorks state gun laws do not recognize out-of-state permits.

Full Story – CNN

A Virginia man claimed to be a Navy SEAL to talk his way out of a gun possession arrest on Thursday, and the New York Police Department committed him to a psych ward thinking his claims of elite military status were the rantings of a lunatic.

Full Story – Yahoo

Now I know what some of your are thinking:  How stupid are those first two people?  They actually thought that carrying a firearm would be allowed at either of those locations in a post 9/11 world?   Part of me agrees, but the other part realizes how ridiculous the whole state permit system with differing reciprocity is.

Firearms law in general is very convoluted.   Throw in the fact that some laws blanket every state at the federal level, and yet others are made state to state, and on top of that rules often change when leaving your home state… and you got a real mess.   What I would like to see is unrestricted carry of any type being passed by the federal government.  That would completely eliminate the chance of doing time for a simple misunderstanding , but I realize that is most likely wishful thinking.  I say this time and time again, but here it goes once more… criminals do not care what the law says, they will carry a gun if they want to carry one.  Restricting carry and throwing tourists in jail because of a misunderstanding does nothing to make the world a better place.

How would you solve this problem?

Hat tip: Steven, Frank, McKay

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01-25-2012

This happened yesterday at a Carls Jr. In Monterey Park California:

The video shows Rodriguez raising a pipe toward a police officer. Two officers open fire – first five rounds, and then the second officer fires five more.

Source – ABC

The police are villainized whenever they shoot someone, by one group or another and i’m really getting sick of the lethal force vs less than lethal force complaining.  “Did they have to kill the guy?”.  Well… they tried to use a Taser and that didn’t work, he came after them with the pipe so they shot him DEAD.  End of discussion if you ask me. Frankly, the whole Taser thing is just a gift to criminals anyway.  Nowadays you can do stuff you would have been shot for back in the day, but instead get zapped and the worst of it is you might shit your pants and go to jail.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Eric, Les, Kyle

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01-25-2012

Politics do not even interest me slightly, but this is funny:

This gun is like Ron Paul.  Consistently accurate, defends liberty, feared by tyrants, and most important NOT FOR SALE.  No special intrest.  No lobbyist.  No Bailouts.

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Clever.  What’s the verdict on Ron Paul now anyway?  Last I heard, people were saying that half of what came out his mouth was batshit crazy, and the other half was brilliant.

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01-24-2012

Youtuber  has a bit of fun with Paige starting at around 2:48

LOL Classic.  She actually handled herself really well.. pretty funny though.  If you’ve never heard of Paige, she’s on the Discovery Channel show American Guns.  Not my favorite show on earth, but definitely far less annoying than Sons Of Derp.

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01-24-2012