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November 13, 2004

National Ammo Day Buy-cott.

Here at Castle Argghhh! we like guns. D-uh. Whether little bitty ones, or depleted-uranium dispensing ones, or 16-inch monsters, we like guns. And, pretty much, we believe that you should be able to own 'em. Pretty much what you want to own. We'll entertain some restrictions, and you should have yours taken away if you don't know how to play safe, but other than that... we're pretty open ended on the subject.

Which is why we support Kim du Toit's efforts to make the US a Nation of Riflemen. As an annual event, Kim is pushing the 3rd Annual National Ammo Day. Buy a hundred rounds to make Schumer, Feinstein, Brady, uncomfortable. Then go shoot 'em. Safely. (The rounds, at legal targets. Not the politicos. Hat tip to the English Teacher in Japan!) They really hate that, because it undermines their premise that you aren't smart and reliable enough to own guns... only agents of the government can. And I became unreliable the day I retired, as far as they are concerned. I could handle nukes, but now I shouldn't be allowed near handguns... but of course, they have government paid-for security, that, oddly enough, you don't have...

Anyway - if you don't own a gun, go buy one (in compliance with all the local laws, of course - even if you don't agree with 'em, unless you want to be the test case...) and get some ammo. If you support the concept, but don't want a gun, cool - buy some ammo for the gun owner you know! (Again, with all those legal disclaimers!)

While I'm at it - it's time for a Periodic Goblin Warning™.

As a service to Goblins who are considering Seizing The Arsenal (this excludes LE types: y'all come with a warrant, knock [no no-knocks, please, the front door is expensive], take what the warrant specifies and we'll talk about it in court - just please take care of 'em, you know, periodic cleaning, oiling, etc. They're used to being spoiled like that) here is a periodic warning on Why Trying To Steal My Collection Isn't A Good Idea.

Note to thieves trying to figure out where I live: Once you do that, you've got to get past the living interior and exterior guard, the security system (hint, cutting the phone and cable WON'T help), and finally, if I'm home - me. WonderWife (TM) v3.x is also right handy with the Winchester M97 trench gun. I like that one because it's handy, will blow you into large chunks, but not pass through the walls of the house to annoy my neighbors. Hardwood floors, so clean-up is easy. I'm a reasonable fellow, if you surrender meekly or run away, that will be fine. Not interested in killing or maiming anyone unless you are dumb enough to attack me or my family. The furry members count, btw. Do that, then I will clean the gene pool. Plus guys, impressive as it looks, it's not as valuable as you might think - and it would be very hard to move, since you would be flooding the market. Not to mention the fact that every dealer within a (classified) radius would have a list of serial numbers and descriptions within 24 hours (ain't the internet great?). Oh, yeah - did I mention that robbing licensees is a federal offense? The feds don't go overboard after little stuff, but whacking this collection would likely garner their interest - so choose your accomodations! Plus 'bangers won't like these - the ones that look like they can shoot a lot - can't, and many of them won't work properly if you hold them sideways like they do in the movies.

So, go find an easier target, eh? No - better yet - get a real job that has better fringes.

AND the Usual Disclaimers™ for Anti-gunners and surfing LEO's.

Everything you ever see in photos here that I own is fully legal to own, federal, state, and local - WHERE I LIVE! Your mileage may vary, such as living in the Borg Collectives of California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, etc. Though ya might be surprised to find out what's legal where you live. I am a licensed collector (which isn't a license to collect, just to receive via the mails), and that only applies to curio and relic firearms. Fortunately, that's about all I want to own. On these pages I will from time to time share my toys, much like Kim du Toit does.

If ya don't want to wait on me, go hit the "Second Amendment Shrine" link over there on the right.

Update - fixed those pesky ATF links. Wascals went and moved everything!