Mauser on a bike

Guardia Civil bicycle corps

 

I knew I had stolen more pics from the Spanish Guardia Civil museum.  This is what remains of the “Bicycle Section” created in 1914. Apparently it lasted about a year because it was too expensive to maintain as the poor road conditions destroyed the tires in a too frequent base.

Not quite Gun Porn… Gun Erotica?

You can apply or renew your CWP at any Florida Tax Collecting Agency.

Florida Bill HB 523 signed into law and becomes effective on July 1st.

Authorizes approved tax collectors to accept applications for licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms; provides for tax collectors to be authorized to accept applications for licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms; provides for memoranda of understanding between approved tax collectors & DOACS (Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services); provides for remission of revenue to DOACS; provides for retention of specified fees by tax collectors; prohibits tax collectors from maintaining certain lists; prohibits persons from receiving compensation for handling such applications unless authorized.”

Previously you could either process via mail or if you were lucky to live nearby one of the eight regional offices of DOACS’s Division of Licensing, you could apply in person and expect a quicker process or return. But with the possibility of 67 additional locations, the process of getting or renewing your CWP has gotten much easier.

Another one for the record books.

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

“The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people.  Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman.  “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”

Under Stockman’s bill, “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” taxpayers who do not provide documents requested by the IRS can claim one of the following reasons:

1.         The dog ate my tax receipts
2.         Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3.         Traded documents for five terrorists
4.         Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5.         Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6.         Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7.         Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8.         Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9.         Was short on toilet paper while camping
10.       At this point, what difference does it make?

via Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS | Congressman Steve Stockman.

I support this law… 😀

Florida: Justifiable Defensive Threat of Force Signed in to Law!

Via Florida Carry:

House Bill 89 by Representatives Combee (R) and Edwards (D) in the Florida House, and Senator Evers (R) in the Florida Senate, was signed in to law today by Governor Scott. The new law clarifies that a person may threaten the use of defensive force in order to prevent or terminate an imminent or actual unlawful physical attack or commission of a forcible felony by an aggressor. 

The new law is designed to stop prosecutors from charging people who defend themselves and their families from criminal attackers with a crime, provide for having the criminal records of people who are wrongfully accused of aggravated assault for an act if self-defense expunged, and prevent the use of 10-20-Life against people who act in self-defense.

In over 90% of defensive gun uses no rounds are ever fired. The defensive display of a firearm, combined with a readiness to immediately use it, is often (but not always) effective in stopping a criminal attack.

Florida Carry is proud to have been a driving force behind the passage of this law which we proposed initially in 2012. The bill passed with bipartisan support in the legislature gained by the hard work of the Legislative Sponsors, Florida Carry, The National Rifle Association, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and The Florida Public Defender Associations.

And as usual, READ THE DAMN LAW!

I concur with the sentiment.

Ribs should be served in 2 sizes.  Half Rack or Full Rack…. okay, 3 sizes – All the Racks.   Because when you eat Ribs and are 99% done, you should be thinking “OMG, I’m going to die from Stomach Rupturing Rib Over Dose.”  And the next thought should be, “But I got one more rib left, can’t let it go to waste.”

via North Carolina’s BBQ sucks | Mad Ogre.

ribs

 

I think these were my second attempt at BBQ baby backs. A tad over but damn good…and not enough.

And I suck at beef BBQ so no comments on the rest of The Ogre’s article.

Moms Demand attacks Target via Twitter #OffTarget.

Moms Demand Target

It is on right now and at full blast by fans and followers of Moms Demand.  Nothing new, we have seen this kind of social action but this one has a special flavor: Nobody on our side seems to be countering their efforts.

It is pretty much a sure thing that when one of these media events happen, my timeline is full of fellow pro-gun doing their business within the particular hashtag of the day. Today there is now tweets with #OffTarget as if it did not exist.

#OffTarget itself is moving, maybe not so rapidly, but  as far as I have checked (close to 1,000 tweets) not a single one is pro-gun or defending Target’s decision to follow local law. Do Gun Owners have a special hate for Target? Nobody shops there? Very few stores? Why there is no support? Everybody is silent but let’s face it, we saw the elephant that just dumped 200 pounds of manure in the living room and chose to ignore it.

My opinion is that defending Target would be giving the OK to the actions of Open Carry Texas, which incidentally must be holding another rally or buying tactical accessories for their SKS rifles because I don’t see tweets from Open Carry Texas defending Target either!

And I repeat, it is my opinion and that is my reason why I am not in there countering #OffTarget. I won’t validate the actions of OCT.

I heard in a podcast a Texas Gun Rights activist commenting that OCT might have done wrong, but at least they “had raised awareness about Open Carry.” May I say with all respect that they indeed raise awareness, but not the right kind. Earth First sets fires to high-priced housing developments and car dealerships in order to raise awareness to the environment but it is kinda proved that it has backfired and they are seen as a bunch of terrorist idiots.

That is the kind of attention we don’t need.

 

Another Frustrated Prosecutor Hates Castle Doctrine.

DENVER –  A Colorado prosecutor says he’s frustrated the state’s self-defense laws prevent him from charging a man who fatally shot an acquaintance in a drunken brawl.

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says he can’t charge Joseph Hoskins in the New Year’s Day shooting of Randy Cook inside Hoskins’ house. He says he’s hamstrung by the state’s “Make My Day” law, which protects homeowners from prosecution for using deadly force when someone illegally enters their home and there’s reason to believe that person will commit a crime.

via No charges filed in deadly Colorado brawl, highlighting latest test of US self-defense laws | Fox News.

I read this and I initially was mad but not surprised. I have been posting from time to time about Prosecutors that feel they are feel the laws should be tailored to what they feel is true justice. I searched more info on this case and came up with a more complete narrative:

After a night of drinking at a party in the western Colorado city of Grand Junction, Cook and another man went to fight Hoskins outside his house. The fight moved inside and to Hoskins’ bedroom, where the homeowner said Cook tried to snatch away his shotgun. Hoskins tackled Cook and shot him, according to Hoskins’ account of the night, which was relayed to investigators through an attorney.
Deadly Brawl Is Latest Test of Self-Defense Laws

So it is established that the “victim” went to the defendant’s property to fight, that the fight moved to inside the house and ended up in the bedroom. But the prosecutor feels that the defendant is at fault because….?

I see a dangerous trend beginning to bud all over the place. Under the excuse of “Bad Stand Your Ground is Bad” prosecutors and lawmakers want to eliminate not only SYG but the very basic Castle Doctrine to institute Duty To Retreat anywhere including in the sanctity of your home. Goes without saying that those elected officials who spouse this view have to be removed at the next election from office and people who really understand the letter of the law and the true exercise of justice must be elected to represent The People and make sure Justice is served, not to develop a track record for convictions.