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Friday, January 21, 2011

More on Hyperstealth

From Kit Up.  Seems they got to talk to Guy Cramer at SHOT, and he shed a little more light on the subject.

I first mentioned Hyperstealth late last month, and I'm still pretty excited to see how this stuff develops.

TJIC Meme

You may have noticed the new graphic over on the left column.  In case you missed the post the other day, the story is that TJIC, a gun blogger and Massachusetts business owner, posted something on his blog right after the shooting in Tuscon the other weekend.  It may not have been in the best taste, and his views may or may not reflect that of my own, but what happened next is simply disgusting.

Apparently in Arlington, MA, your constitutional rights are exclusive and singular.  You're not allowed to collect the whole set.  In exchange for exercising his 1st Amendment Right, TJIC was forced to give up his 2nd.

This has also lead to a boycott of his online comic book store, Heavy Ink.
His views prompted comic book writers like Paul Cornell to tweet his fans, “I can’t stop someone selling my books, but please don’t buy them from HeavyInk.” 
I'll have to check the books that I'm reading, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't write any of them.  If he does, they're getting dropped.  I don't like your double standard there Mr. Cornell, your bread and butter stems from your 1st Amendment Right, and calling on your minions to force any financial hardship on someone for doing the same is simply despicable.  (Also, I'd love to know of any other writers who have done likewise.)

Borepatch and TotC have countered with a Buycott.  I'll have to see what graphic novels I'm in need of and pick up a few.

Shotgun Drama

ATF Will Issue a New Ruling on Monday Regarding Shotgun Imports

As Uncle says, does that mean we should stock up on Saigas?  That would suck, I've been close to buying one a few times, and I'd hate to have put it off too long.  I may have to check the finances and hope they prices don't do something stupid by the show next weekend... (I'm sure if they do make them non-importable they'll be well out of my price range by then anyway though. Guns are like stocks... just a lot noisier and loads more fun.)

Since that first bomb, there's been a little glimmer of light in regards to what it's going to be:
...the new ruling is going to be akin to the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban, in that, shotguns with bayonet lugs, large capacity magazines…etc or commonly referred to as “evil parts,” will no longer be importable as they have “no sporting purpose.”
The issue we run into is that Saiga shotguns aren't imported with all the "evil" features.  They have to be converted "in country" and 922R compliance must be met.  All "high" capacity magazines are produced state-side, and not imported with the gun (they come with a 5 round box.)

The ATF claims the ruling affects more than just one gun, so another question is which ones. Caleb's got his money on the new 28ga version of the Taurus Judge and the Rossi Trail Judge, since they "have no sporting purpose" and twist the wording of the AOW and SBS rules (I can see that being the reasoning too... "How dare you defy me!!")

I hope it doesn't stop the import of Saiga 12s though.  Otherwise I'll be kicking myself in the ass for not buying those two at a show a year ago and selling one a month from now.  Still not buying a Judge though.  They're made of stupid.

SHOT 2011 Daily Linkness

USB rechargeable green laser for your pistol

S&W 1911s, "budget" Aimpoints, and another shot of the Arc'teryx Rigger's Belt are just some of the highlights on Military Times Gear Scout.

Steve claims there's a rifle in this post, I'm having trouble finding it (on a serious note, that is a sweet gun.) He also sums up my feelings towards the newest Ruger wonder-nine.