short shots

Jun 232014

So how about the damn name already?

Dennis E. Florianby Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource

Some people might look at this and get the impression that somebody’s about to name names and make some heads roll.  I don’t.  Yes, this may well turn out to be an honestly good sign, but …

Almost a year after Mounties were accused of acting independently during a mandatory evacuation of High River following last June’s flood the RCMP’s district commander offered new details on the incident, including who ultimately order the sweeping search of abandoned properties.
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Jun 092014

More whitewash on its way than Tom Sawyer could conjure up.  Count on it.

RCMP probe into High River gun grab delayed again

CALGARY — Don’t hold your breath waiting for the verdict.

We’re talking about the probe by the RCMP watchdog into the infamous High River gun grab of almost a year ago.

The report of the look-see was set to come in last December and then this month and now the end of August.

Tim Cogan, mouthpiece for the outfit handling public complaints against the Mounties, says an investigator is now in Alberta doing “cleanup interviews” and “closing loops on certain streams of information.”

“We need to be able to tell a comprehensive story,” says Cogan.

“There were a lot of people affected, a lot of homes affected, a lot of property affected and lots of players involved in the decision making around these occurrences.”

“We need to be able to paint a crystal clear picture of what happened. It takes time.”

Cogan says part of the report is already being written.

“It’s quite an intensive process to make sure everything is properly supported and documented and articulated in a way that doesn’t leave anything to the imagination.”

Cogan is well aware a lot of folks think this snail-like sussing out of the situation could be leading right to a whitewash.

“People are naturally suspicious,” he says.

“Wait and read the report and make your judgment.”

We will.

May 292014

1 MOA @ 3⅓ km? What??

Who does this guy think he is;  Rob Furlong?

RATON, NM — Billy Carter, a native of Spring, Texas, hit a 1 MOA target from a distance of 2.07 miles at the NRA Whittington U Long Distance Range last week. Carter improved the accuracy of his 2013 record, shooting a CheyTac USA M200 Intervention® chambered in .375 CheyTac topped with a Vortex Razor HD Gen1 scope.

“Every time you pull a trigger on a gun, you get more accurate with it,” Carter said. “This time I hope we’ve polished off some of the myth surrounding last year’s shot. I really don’t think anything is impossible at this point.”

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May 212014

It’s funny how things match up sometimes

monkey wrenchIt can really entertain you, if you let it.  Every now and then, a couple of things will come your way that just go together like ham and eggs (green or otherwise).  Well, today, I had one such little moment and I gotta tell ya, it’s feeling good.

Gun grabbers are always yammering on about how defending yourself is reckless/stupid/icky – or whatever the hell it is that they’re calling it this week – and that the real solution to make us all safe is to get rid of guns.  Okay, then; explain this: Continue reading »

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