Friday, July 29, 2011


Friday night, minor leagues, and all you can eat and drink through the fifth care of the girl's work. What could be better? Oh, I know, a double header and ball cap give-away.

Sometimes this country isn't so bad.
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Morning Excitement

It's nice when it's not on my turf, but close enough to watch.  Helps the night go by fast.

Also, if you were planning to stay in the Stevens Point Super 8 in the near future, you may want to find different lodgings.

From the radio chatter, it sounds as though everybody got out safe.

Guess I'm Not Going to Get a Rhino...

At least not until Chiappa fires their PR guy and pulls their heads out of... Anyway, not too long ago they announced they were going to put RFID chips in their guns, and since American gun owners generally don't like that sort of thing, the gunbloggosphere kind of light up over it.

Apparently they put out a press release.  The whole thing can be seen over at TFB, but the last paragraph takes the cake:
RFID Removal: For those still concerned you can simply remove the grip and remove the hot glued RFID from the frame in the grip area when (over a year from now) these begin to appear. Others may prefer to wrap the revolver and their head in aluminum foil, curl in a ball and watch reruns of Mel Gibson's 1997 film, Conspiracy Theory. Well, that's a plan too!
So, rather than listen to your customers, you'd rather openly insult them?  Oops.  It's a shame, because I still think the little Rhinos are an interesting concept.

Ft. Hood Plot Foiled

The FBI says bomb-making materials were found in the motel room of an AWOL Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier arrested near Fort Hood Wednesday.

Agency spokesman Erik Vasys said Thursday that firearms and "items that could be identified as bomb-making components, including gunpowder" were removed from 21-year-old Pfc. Nasser Abdo's Killeen motel room.
This is a full out case of WTF though... 21 year old PFC joined just a few years ago (well after OEF/OIF started,) AKO says he's an 11 series MOS (Infantry,) yet he claims to have had "Muslim religious beliefs [that] would prevent him from fighting in any war" since he was 17.  Apparently he made news earlier in the year when he claimed conscientious objector status to avoid a deployment to Afghanistan.

Thankfully the guy was lacking in general social skills, and did more than enough to tip off some people... like the gun working at the gun shop.
"Initially, what kind of drew our attention to him as a patron was he showed up in a taxicab," Greg Ebert said. "That's kind of out of the norm."

Ebert grew more suspicious as the man made his way around the store. He bought three boxes of shotgun shells, a magazine for a semi-automatic pistol and 6 pounds of smokeless gun powder, paying about $250.

"What raised the first real red flag was when he stands here and asks the manager, 'What is smokeless powder?'” Ebert said. "Well, if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it?"
Thankfully the shop called the local PD, so they actually arrested him rather than "continued to build a case."  Seems the Army would like to talk to him about some Child Porn charges on top of the AWOL status...