Apr. 24th, 2010 04:30 am
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I went to the gun show yesterday with D and another friend who lives in my apartment building. I picked up a totally-not-a-weapon-really-there's-even-a-piece-of-paper-that-says-it's-not-a-weapon knife and 600 rounds of ammunition (which sounds like a lot, but isn't) for my 10/22 LR...which, naturally, is in Denver. The rounds I got are copper suit the demands of a range by my parents' house. Oh, yeah, and I have no way of getting the gun here or the rounds there.


If I ever have money again, that is.

Anyway, I was thinking that my current 10/22 is boring. I actually don't like brown/wooden guns, preferring the much more evil black. At the gun show yesterday, I saw stocks with awesome colors, and I decided I wanted.

But (a) they are about 1.5 times the price of the gun itself, (b) the gun remains in Denver and I remain here (or Seoul, or Beijing), and (c) most of the pretty stocks seem to be discontinued.

So anyway, I was thinking I could find a large pile of cash somewhere, and then I could build my own 10/22 from scratch. It would be awesome, in that it would probably end up looking like this, because guess what there are also colored barrels out there, too! Actually, the point of a Ruger 10/22 is that you take it apart and build another one. I could, conceivably, go home, take the action out of my gun, and bring it back here.

It's expensive. I'd need a stock, barrel, scope, mount, sling, and tools. And I, uh, kinda need to buy a scope for the one I have here before it's usable...And probably a sling...And then there's ammo...And...and...and...

I think that guns are just a conspiracy to keep people from saving money.
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I'm posting this here because it took me a goddamn HOUR to find who voted for the 1994 "assault" weapons ban and I refuse to let this information go to waste (Y HALO THAR JOHN MCCAIN).

Someone accused "female politicians" of emasculating healthy red-blooded American men making some guns illegal because they look all scary and Gawd knows that sort of thing turns ickle girls' heads.

Now, even though I'm the sort of girl whose father says, "Honey, where did the 30 round magazines all over your bathroom sink come from?" and who is keenly aware of the fact that female gun ownership is increasing at such a rate that the male Brady Campaign activists are pissing themselves, I have to admit that this is true.

Women like

Alan Simpson, Malcolm Wallop, Herbert Kohl, Robert Byrd, John Rockefeller, Slade Gordon, Charles Robb, John warner, James Jeffords, Patrick Leahy, Robert Bennett, Orrin hatch, Phil Gramm, Harlan Matthews, James Sasser, Thomas Daschle, Larry Pressler, Arlen Specter, Harris Wofford, John Chafee, Clairborne Pell, Ernest Hollings, Strom Thurmond, Thomas Daschle, Larry Pressler, John Glenn, Howard Metzenbaum, David Boren, Don Nickles, Robert Packwood, Richard Bryan, Harry Reid, Judd Gregg, Bob Smith, William Bradley, Frank Lautenberg, Jeff Bingaman, Pete Domenici, Alfonse D'Amato, Daniel Moynihan, Duncan Faircloth, Jesse Helms, Kent Conrad, Robert Kerrey, Thad Cochran, Trent Lott, Christopher Bond, John Danforth, MAx Baucus, Conrad Burns, Paul Sarbanes, Edward Kennedy, John Kerry, Carl Levin, Donald Riegle, Paul Wellstone, Wendell Ford, Mitch McConnell, John Breaux, John Johnston, William Cohen, George Mitchell, Daniel Caots, Richard Lugar, Charles Grassley, Thomas Harkin, Robert Dole, Paul Coverdell, Samuel Nunn, Daniel Akaka, Daniel Inouye, Larry Craig, Dirk Kempthorne, George Brown, Ben Campbell, Christopher Dodd, Joseph Lieberman, Joseph Biden, William Roth, Bob Graham, Connie Mack, Howell Heflin, Richard Shelby, Frank Murkowski, Ted Stevens, Dennis DeConcini, John McCain, Dale Bumpers, and David Pryor

simply can't be trusted in office.

(Here is the house record. Similar stuff; every woman votes for it! All, like, three of them.)

It is true, by the way, that "assault" weapons are an arbitrarily defined category made up of weapons with accessories that someone decided are scary--30 round magazines included. It is also true that there is a Vagina Conspiracy devoted to destroying all men. But, as a card-carrying member of the conspiracy (it comes at birth: the card is embedded in the left ovary), I can certify that making up random categories of rifles so you can ban them is not part of it.
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I understand that I only have the right to a black-powder musket from the 1770s.

I also understand that:

- The only political opinions that are protected from suppression and censorship are those printed on one of these things or written with a quill pen and gooseberry ink. The only religions that are protected are conservative sects of Christianity and Judaism (perhaps a moderate sort of free-thinking/Deism, but only if you keep quiet and attend church anyway).

- The only troops that can't be lodged in your home are British reenactors.

- The cops only need a search warrant in order to look for products made in the 1790s.

- You can only invoke the right against self-incrimination only if you are suspected of saying subversive things about President Adams (the first one).

- Your twelve peers are going to be corpses dug up from new england cemeteries.

- The standard of cruel and unusual punishments is that of 18th century Britain, were hanging was the norm. The standards of counsel and due process also are from that time.

- You have no right to privacy, abortion, unsegregated schools, or anything else decided after 1800.

- The only states that have any jurisdiction over their populations are the original thirteen colonies.


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