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(H/T O)

BTW: A couple of Commentariat members expressed a wish to have an email addy for me so they could send me good links. I really appreciate the thought and am not as secretive with my address as I used to be. Only thing is, I get overwhelmed by email and am more likely to lose track of links sent that way than links just dropped into comment sections (as many of the above were, thank you). Besides, dropping your link into a comment guarantees that lots of people will see it, while emailing it to me means it might fall victim to bad timing or who knows what else.

Still, I love that people want to send me so many good links. At some point maybe I should set up an addy especially for that purpose. As the above H/T’s make clear, you guys are excellent link-finders.


  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 25, 2013 6:13 am

    Hmm, re the “dog walker.” I’m not seeing any tactical advantage to that “knuckle” part – at least not on a leash. First, I can well imagine how painful that might be if a dog pulled hard.

    I would not want to have my hand confined like that and risk not being able to get it off quickly to draw the gun if necessary. In a serious self defense situation, that delay might be deadly, even if only a few seconds.

    Don’t see any reson at all for the knuckle thing. What am I missing here?

  2. Concealed Carrying Cyclist
    Concealed Carrying Cyclist February 25, 2013 9:00 am

    Hold the leash in your offhand.

    I do that anyway.

  3. Bonnie
    Bonnie February 25, 2013 10:16 am

    The collaboration between artist & insect is beautiful!

  4. Bear
    Bear February 25, 2013 10:23 am

    ML: “Hmm, re the “dog walker.” I’m not seeing any tactical advantage to that “knuckle” part”

    Of course you don’t. It’s for people people who can’t carry a gun. And in your pretty universe, that never happens because all you have to say is, “It’s my right and what you say doesn’t matter” and the chagrined cop will just apologize and walk away. The “tactical dog leash” is for people who are trying to cope with reality, something you don’t.

    Of course, you’ll probably also point out that anyone can move to a place that recognizes their rights, because everyone knows that everyone has the money to relocate at will, and never has moral obligations that hold them to a place.

  5. Claire
    Claire February 25, 2013 11:45 am

    Disagree without the personal hostility, please.

  6. Pat
    Pat February 25, 2013 12:06 pm

    Looks like there might be some way to attach a kitchen-style rocker blade to those knuckles with a sliding scabbard over it (such as over a razor) to be available as a weapon. With the leash/blade on the off hand, and a gun in the strong hand, you would have two weapons plus a dog.

  7. Bear
    Bear February 25, 2013 12:57 pm

    I apologize to you, Claire; I shouldn’t have used your blog for that. I got carried away. After she criticized me publicly at TPoL, then deleted my one word response (“Fine”), I just wanted to reply publicly somewhere she couldn’t memory hole those disagreeing with her.

  8. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 25, 2013 1:12 pm

    Whoa, there Bear. There is such a thing as email and PRIVATE conversation to unravel misunderstandings. No response so far… to the email I sent you asking what the problem might be.

    I didn’t happen to see any use for the knuckle thing and still don’t. If you have some specific suggestions for how it might be practical, I’m all ears.

  9. Bear
    Bear February 25, 2013 1:52 pm

    Oh, look. Now she memory-holed her own criticism. I’m surprised she didn’t just delete my original two word, 1 URL comment (“Panic Buttons” and link to graphic). Maybe she’s going to send that in an “email and PRIVATE conversation” now.

  10. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 25, 2013 1:59 pm

    You are pretty hard to please today, Bear. Too much saltpeter in your last batch of jerkey?

  11. Claire
    Claire February 25, 2013 2:15 pm

    Okay. Both of you. Please. Bear, I appreciate your apology.

    Now if you guys want to snip at each other, please do it someplace else. You’re both valued members of the Commentariat. Nuff said.

  12. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau February 25, 2013 3:24 pm

    “Senators are considering whether to establish a new online portal where buyers and sellers could conduct the background check…”

    This is a cover for a centralized registry. Of course any and all checks that go through a centralized portal WILL be recorded by the government despite any promises by politicians.

  13. jed
    jed February 25, 2013 3:32 pm

    Since we have a post here that combines “Ewwwwww” and doggie stuff:

    Guess I’ve never been a fan of brass knuckles, or kydex knuckles either. But whatever implement I might have on hand to assist in hand-to-hand, I wouldn’t want to have to unclip from a leash first.

    My 1A parallel has always been something like, “You don’t really need a 60PPM printer/copier, with a high-capacity paper tray.” Lots of directions to go there, including hi-resolution home-video cameras. Super-8 ought to be good enough.

  14. naturegirl
    naturegirl February 25, 2013 11:24 pm

    Don’t ask how I found out the hard way, but anyone with small hands and thin fingers just don’t get along with brass knuckles very well….I’d rather just let the dog have at the bad guy instead……

  15. Chris
    Chris February 26, 2013 10:13 am

    I found “A Holocaust survivor explains: ‘Why I did not leave Nazi Germany in Time’” a fascinating read. Try reading it, subsituting “gun owner” for “Jew.” As for “Nuremburg Laws” consider “mandatory gun registration.” And for those readers who live in states with such registration, consider if it’s time to leave, now while you can.

  16. Karen
    Karen February 26, 2013 2:00 pm

    naturegirl, thanks for that link about the Wyoming rep. It makes want to find him and plant him a big old kiss right on the mouth. I sure do wish some of our Colorado folks would have taken a stand like that when the Californication started here.

  17. Shel
    Shel February 26, 2013 3:32 pm

    I wonder if a $1.02 Billion sale of oil and gas rights in Oklahoma to the Chinese means we are declining economically

    There is some reason to be concerned a Democratic administration might put some people at risk, see the Clinton Body Bags

    Not to worry, Farrakhan wants gang members to ‘protect’ the Nation of Islam

  18. jed
    jed February 26, 2013 3:52 pm

    I’m willing to stand in for Rep. Hunt. ;-{}

  19. Kyle MacLachlan
    Kyle MacLachlan February 26, 2013 4:37 pm

    Of course the Second Amendment meant muskets only – at the time it was written; at that time those were the “military assault weapons”.
    The Brown Bess in its (I believe three) different patterns had been in use by the British Army and its allies since the 1750s; almost 50 years at the time Bill of Rights was written. So, therefore, every militiaman who brought his musket back with him from the French and Indian War (1756-1763) or the Revolutionary War had a “military-style assault weapon” in their home.
    The whole purpose of the Second Ammendment was to level the playing field between populace and tyrannical gov’t. Which is why the writers didn’t put any limitations in it.
    All the so-called “Progressives” always talk about the Constitution as a “living document” that has to be “adapted to the modern era”.
    Guess what : No adapting necessary with 2A! Its one sentence says it all without limitations on type of arms, period!
    Sorry, I guess I’m preaching to the choir here; I’ll get off my soapbox now.

  20. naturegirl
    naturegirl February 26, 2013 6:09 pm

    For those of you want to join me in thanking Rep Hunt – there’s a link to write directly to him in the comments section after the article. 🙂

  21. Mountain Muse
    Mountain Muse February 28, 2013 2:56 pm

    Agree w/ Chris about A Holocaust survivor explains. What is our Crystal Night? Or have they learned to move more slowly and creepingly.

    I feel like that frog in the pot of water on the woodstove.

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