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Long Read of the Week (So Far): The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete

A top sniper, codenamed “Arrow,” loads her gun in a safe room in Sarajevo, June 30, 1992. The 20-year old Serb who shoots for the Bosnian forces says she has lost count of the number of people she has killed.

LONG READ OF THE WEEK: The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete, Says Congressman Who Wants To Nuke Omaha @  Monster Hunter Nation BY Larry Correia

EXCERPT: In Iraq, our troops operated out of a few secure bases. Those were the big areas where we could do things like store supplies, airlift things in or out, repair vehicles, have field hospitals, a Burger King, etc. And then there were Forward Operating Bases. These are the little camps troops could stage out of to operate in a given area. The hard part was keeping those places supplied, and I believe most of America’s causalities came from convoys getting hit while trying to supply things like ammo, food, and fuel, because when you’re moving around, you’re a big target. All of these places were secured, and if you got too close, or they thought you were going to try and drive a car bomb through the gate, they’d light you up.

Now, imagine trying to conduct operations in a place with twenty times the bad guys, and there are no “safe zones”. Most of our military bases aren’t out in the desert by themselves. They’ve had a town grow up around them, and the only thing separating the jets from the people you expect them to be bombing is a chain link fence.

The confiscators don’t live on base. They live in apartment complexes and houses in the suburbs next door to the people you expect them to murder. Every time they go out to kick in some redneck’s door, their convoy is moving through an area with lots of angry people who shoot small animals from far away for fun, and the only thing they remember about chemistry is the formula for Tannerite.

In something that I find profoundly troubling, when I’ve had this discussion before, I’ve had a Caring Liberal tell me that the example of Iraq doesn’t apply, because “we kept the gloves on”, whereas fighting America’s gun nuts would be a righteous total war with nothing held back… Holy shit, I’ve got to wonder about the mentality of people who demand rigorous ROEs to prevent civilian casualties in a foreign country, are blood thirsty enough to carpet bomb Texas.

You really hate us, and then act confused why we want to keep our guns? But I don’t think unrelenting total war against everyone who has ever disagreed with you on Facebook is going to be quite as clean as you expect.

There will be no secure delivery of ammo, food, and fuel, because the guys who build that, grow that, and ship that, well, you just dropped a Hellfire on his cousin Bill because he wouldn’t turn over his SKS. Fuck you. Starve. And that’s assuming they don’t still make the delivery but the gas is tainted and food is poisoned.

Oh wait… Poison? That would be unsportsmanlike! Really? Because your guy just brought up nuclear weapons. What? You think that you’re going to declare war on half of America, with rules of engagement that would make Genghis Khan blush, and my side would keep using Marquis of Queensbury rules?

Oh hell no.

A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody. And believe me, you really don’t want that switch to get flipped, because Civil War 2.0 would make Bosnia look like a trip to Disneyworld.

Speaking of ugly, do you really honestly think that you’re going to be able to kill people because they disagree with you, and they won’t hit you back where it hurts? While you’re drone striking Omaha Nebraska you really think that the people who live where all the food is grown, the electricity is generated, and all the freeways and rail lines run through, that some of them aren’t going to take it personal? And that they’re not going to use their location and access to make life extremely uncomfortable for you?

The scariest single conversation I’ve ever heard in my life was five Special Forces guys having a fun thought exercise about how they would bring a major American city to its knees. They picked Chicago, because it was a place they’d all been. It was fascinating, and utterly terrifying. And I’ll never ever put any of it in a book, because I don’t want to give crazy people any ideas. Give it about a week and people would be eating each other (and gee whiz, take one wild guess what the political leanings of most Green Berets are?).

Similar dinner conversation once, with a bunch of SWAT cops from a major American city, talking about how incredibly easy it would be to entirely shut down and utterly ruin their city, with only a small crew of dedicated individuals and about forty eight hours of mayhem and fuckery. (And guess what their political leanings were? Hint, most of them were eager to retire because they’d been treated like shit by their liberal mayors, and take their pension to someplace like Arkansas)

So yeah, let’s talk about those people you think are going to be unfeeling automatons who will have no problem killing their friends and neighbors on your behalf…

They are us.

Above I mentioned a Venn diagram of obstinate gun owners and the military, but you can change that to cops and it’s going to be pretty similar. Those diagrams overlap a lot, and depending on the particular department or unit, they make one big happy circle.

Back when I owned a gun store, we were located one block from Utah Army National Guard Headquarters. Every drill weekend my building was a sea of ACU (and the fact that very few of my liberal readers know what that abbreviation means just shows goes to show how incredibly out of touch they are, but I mean that ugly sage grey digital camouflage). It was just a bunch of guys hanging out, talking shit, and BUYING GUNS.

Lots and lots of guns. And I know most of my left wing readers can’t tell them apart, but they were specifically buying the scary ones that you want to ban the most. Thousands of them. And cops… Holy moly I sold a lot of guns to cops. Not department guns, though we supplied a few of those, but personal guns.

Having worked with a lot of police departments, guess what? The guys who actually know how to shoot? The ones who run the training programs? Usually they’re my people too. The gun nuts gravitate toward that position because A. more taxpayer funded ammo, and B. they actually give a shit about the subject, so they learn on their own, and then try to pass those skills onto their coworkers to better keep them alive.

Whenever I see one of these dipshit memes produced by some Gender Studies Major, it just demonstrates how incredibly sheltered and out of touch they are. They don’t know fuck all about these people. Usually if they’re talking about soldiers, it’s about how they’re evil baby killers, or time bombs of PTSD rage, or poor deluded fools who joined the military because they couldn’t get a real job…. And cops, it’s about how they’re just a bunch of trigger happy racists just itching for an excuse to execute everybody who looks different than they do.

But don’t worry, despite all those years of abuse, when you ask them to go door to door in their hometown to systematically attack people they’ve known their whole lives, friends and family who’ve done nothing wrong, and maybe get shot or blown up, and when it’s over then turn in their own personal guns, all because some moron in a big city a thousand miles away said so, I’m sure they’ll hop right to it.

See, one of the things you guys on the left don’t realize is that there’s that whole “Othering” thing. You do it all the time without thinking about it. Where you just ascribe increasingly terrible things to people, like all gun owners are murderous, racist, kill crazy, redneck, dumb ass peckerwoods who want children to die, to the point that to you, we’re this unimaginable, evil, Other, so it’s okay to threaten to murder us, and feel good about yourself. Because we’re bad, and you’re the good guy, and thus totally justified in all you do.

Yet you assume that the people who gravitate toward the career fields you’ll need to wage war on us will feel the same way you do. When in reality most of them think you’re posturing, elitist, ignoramuses who don’t know the first thing about guns, crime, violence, or America.


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  • Sam L. July 26, 2021, 8:59 AM

    I like the way Larry Corriea writes.

  • ghostsniper July 26, 2021, 9:17 AM

    Oh dear, the 2nd amendment thing again.

    Question: Know how to tell if someone has read the constitution and understands it?
    Answer: Ask them if they are in favor of constitutional rights.

    Their answer will determine if you should engage them in friendly debate, or do your patriotic duty and dispatch that bag of dead flesh.

    First, let’s define 2 words. Rights & Privilege.
    Do you know the diff?

    When you were 8 and you completed your homework mom gave you a privilege by way of a big fat home made cookie. Notice if you will that you never had a right to a cookie, and mom knew this. Mom owned the cookies and only she gets to say anything about them. You do not. She has the right to do anything she wants with her cookies. You do not.

    When you were 8 you had the right to breath air as well as a few other rights. Breathing air was not a privilege Mom gave you. You were born with the right to breath air and no one can legally or morally take it away from you.

    As an adult, anywhere in this country, you have the right to own anything you want. No one legally or morally can tell you you cannot own anything you want.

    Rights, in this regard, are things that you were born with.

    When you were 8 you could not receive the privilege of driving a vehicle on gov’t created roads. To do so would be in violation of the laws created by the same gov’t. You do not have the right to use property that belongs to others without the privilege of having prior permission.

    Your Dad may give your 8yo self the privilege of driving a vehicle in his driveway but again, you do not have the right to use Dad’s driveway without his permission. capiche?

    You have several other rights that you are born with. One of them is the right to protect yourself in any way that you choose. When you were 8yo you did not have the intellectual horsepower to deal with such things that require a higher level of thinking so your parents must assist you in this regard.

    One of the things that you must be protected from are the weather elements. You will need to be protected from the weather in whatever way you or your parents deem appropriate. This could mean a house and clothing.

    As an adult, no longer under the care of your parents, all of the rights you were born with are now yours to use to your benefit and responsibility. Before, your parents bore the responsibility of protecting you in all ways. Now you must do these things yourself. You must provide your own home and clothing.

    Another form of protection is that against the attack of other living things. Basically, animals and people. No animal or person has the right to attack another person. But they do it all the time. So you must do your best to prevent any form of attack against your person. This can be accomplished in a number of ways but the overwhelmingly most successful way is with a tool called a firearm. They are fairly easy to learn, fairly easy to use, and fairly easy to afford.

    All firearms work basically the same way, they launch a projectile in a desired direction. Any firearm may potentially prevent any attacker from harming you. A BB fired into the eyeball of an attacker may be all that is needed, or maybe a 12ga capable of blowing his head clean off is needed. Perhaps there are multiple attackers approaching you from a variety of directions? A BB gun or 12ga might not be your best choice for a firearm in that situation. Maybe a high speed race gun like a tricked out AR15 with dual 30 round magazines is required.

    A gov’t employee thousands of miles from you is not capable or qualified to make decisions on examples like I described above, nor do they have the right to do so. I will posit right here and now that if they do attempt to make those decisions they are in violation of the highest law in the land.
    But what does that mean?

    Back to the constitution, which has been read by very few and ignored by very many.
    The constitution is a set of guidelines for the gov’t to follow regarding how to establish and run a gov’t. Very little of it has anything to do with private citizens. It certainly does not bestow rights because such a thing is physically impossible, since rights are inherent in each person upon birth.

    Let’s take a closer look at the 2nd Amendment.
    Notice the part “…the rights of the people…”
    The constitution and bill of rights were written in the late 18th century, and people had been living for many thousands of years. Firearms had been used for at least 2 centuries at the time of the writing of the BOR. The natural right to self protection had already been in existence since the very first man, and before. Remember, you are born with your rights intact. You need no permission for any of them.

    So what “right” are the framers speaking of in the 2nd amendment?
    Your already existing right to self protection.
    People already had this right to self protection BEFORE the 2nd amendment was written.
    Therefore, the 2nd amendment acknowledges that pre-existing right. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Notice also, as I described above, because there are innumerable and various circumstances, self protection can only be established by individual people as situations warrant. If a grizzly bear is charging you and all you are “allowed” to have is a BB gun your life will criminally be cut short, when perhaps a 12ga slug gun would have been a better tool. Any limitation in how individual people choose to protect themselves is in violation of the highest law in the land and the penalty should be fast and very severe.

    Maximum 10 round magazines? constituional violation
    Silencers? ditto
    Automatic firearms? same
    And so on and so forth.

    When A wants to buy a Thompson machine gun from B no one but A & B are involved.
    If a gov’t employee steps in and charges A a fee for buying the Thompson the gov’t employee has violated the highest law in the land and should be punished severely.
    Think, if your neighbor tried to charge you a fee for the same activity you would prevent him from doing so.
    The gov’t employee that does so, does it as a criminal.

  • enn ess July 26, 2021, 9:22 AM

    Our Constitution spells it out in very clear understandable English. ANY law controlling our right to keep and bear arms is an infringement. Any law or regulation is also NULL and void. Until everyone of us citizens understands this and supports this by simply saying NO, our corrupt gummint will continue their control and overreach by intimidation and force through fear. Wake up America, our form of Republican Govt, is for a “moral and educated” people. It will work for no other. On both counts, we of this “modern” society, have failed miserably. That has been my take on it since learning the Declaration and Constitution in high school. I will accept no other.

  • Dirk July 26, 2021, 9:38 AM

    Amusing, in fact it IS the Constitution, screwing up the communist thrust. When men say nonsense like “ The constitutions Dead” their ignorance shines bright. Riddle me this, that founding documents is known to all above the age of thirty. “ why do you think the educators are teaching Communism, and not the constitution?

    These communist teachers are teaching around the founding documents, allowed to openly teach communism, don’t shit yourself. Words like socialist, Marxist etc etc, really mean communist.

    I’ll go so far as to say this. With the theft of the presidential election we are now a communist nation. Who do you really thinks pulling Biden’s hair plugs? Dedicated Communist.

    When I read words here like Qnon or Woke or other “ buzz”words I understand the indoctrination has began. In fact in some places is complete. When You Speak The Language Of Your Enemy, YOU have become THEM!. Think it thru, this is some scary shit.

    How many times a day does a citizen here this language? MSM is normalizing the language, leading the weak to except the inevitable communism !

    This I know as a policeman. Professionals are predictable! , Amateurs are unpredictable. The cleaning supplies under every sink in America are a fucking bomb waiting to be made.

    Your Govt is scared shitless of us, they clearly understand that We The People have unlimited resources at our fingertips. We have the expertise to make average stuff go boom on command, we have the men and women with the knowledge to mix and match common chemicals that would be devastating to our foe.

    What’s it take to wage unconventional ware fare.

    1,Popular support of the people
    2, unlimited resources
    3, unlimited time table.

    Shake it, Stir it, serve it up.

    Snipers, in today’s world pretty much every bolt rifle made is capable of sub moa hits at 100m, even shit scopes in the US, can be remarkable, the common denominator is using and learn the combination of what you have! Don’t forget this What’s in your hands is the most important weapon.

    You do realize our communist govt, is wide awake knowing that potentially EVERY citizens is a citizen warrior. Your govt fears you more then the real terrorist, they’ve done many studies on the capabilities of 100o Dorners.

    If we eventually fight these top one percenters their hired guns, one must understand the single most important opportunity. When one hunts and catch’s Rattle Snakes it is the head that must be removed to kill the snake, not the rattles.

    If we’re gonna fight it is their leadership who must be targeted, battlefield fights are just a waste of manpower and resources, small cells with internal command are the way to win!

    Don’t believe me, look around the world, which kind of warfare kicking our great army’s asses. Hit and run, never forget this, Three can keep a secret, if two are dead!!

    Your govt is spending billions on tracking We The People. Govt realizes that they are not the only ones with target packages prepared. Leadership local regional and federal, MSM in your state, select professors at state colleges, hell all colleges.

    We just want to be left alone! I know that’s all I want, to live out my years in peace. Even though nothings changed here, I’ve recognized for the past 40 years it’s coming. As the men in our families, if you haven’t been preparing to protect your family, feed them, and perhaps others especially the children.

    The only people who seem to want this fight is your govt, the people who control them. Ya gonna hunt rattle snakes, make sure and cut the heads off, display that trophy for the others to see.

    Killing the useful idiots those who sell their guns to the highest bidder understand if their not getting paid, their not in the protection business.


  • James ONeil July 26, 2021, 10:29 AM

    The problem I have with Larry’s take; We’ve hundreds of political prisoners in D.C., but we not… so we do nothing. Ruby ridge, but we weren’t… so we do nothing. Branch Davidians, we weren’t… so we did nothing. Elián González, we weren’t… so we did nothing. LaVoy Finicum, not us so we did nothing.

    No nukes dropped, yet, but no warrant, no knock raids, political prisoners, beaten, citizens killed by government snipers, etc., etc., etc., -and we do nothing.

    Yep we frogs were put in the pot of cold water, the temperature’s been raised slowly, quite hot now, wonder if we’ve enough energy to jump out when it hits a rolling boil.

  • Casey Klahn July 26, 2021, 11:18 AM

    I’ll read the comments after some chores. Just quickly, I want to talk about urban warfare. MOUT (Mil. Ops Urban Terrain). You want to be the defender. The attacker needs 10 men to kill or dissuade 1 of you. And lots and lots of time. It doesn’t matter if he goes whole hog, with unrelenting ROE. He still needs 10:1. As stated above, the SF guys and the SWAT guys can rubble a big city in about a week. Or cause it to be rubbled. That kind of city is no city at all. It’s more of a Fun House from the circus; broken walls, water mains and gas mains spewing, shit on fire, streets cratered and impassable.

    When fighting in a city, you take houses from the top down. Ropes, men launched on poles by hand, ladders, aircraft, crossing from other rooftops. Lots of explosives are needed. Rifles are minimized in effectiveness, except in the sniper role they shine. Indirect fire weapons also have limitations because they have to clear buildings, which creates a huge covered area behind the buildings. Mortars are better, because they fire at high angles. I imagine drones are excellent for any application. Yes to gas. And smoke. Nukes that kill without blast would’ve been awesome in the application, but Uncle Sam, iirc, didn’t want them. Tanks are a plus for any side, but they don’t get to do cool tanky shit like they really want to do. Tanks would need whole platoons of foot soldiers just to operate.

    The article is correct to point out that a state actor, in this environment, has handicaps galore.

    The maneuver opportunities exist just in the first few days of a city battle, kind of like World War I, which was a tremendous maneuver war until it wasn’t.

    Any defender moving around in a city will need human guides. MOUT a manpower-intensive task.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 26, 2021, 12:02 PM

    Ghost- you might want to choose your words a bit more carefully. I’ve seen and read a gazillion liberal opinions who swear that “gun guys and NRA members want guns in EVERYONE’S hands, including machine guns and artillery!” It’s one of their fear-inducing anti-gun mantras.
    Please don’t give those fools any more fuel for their idiocy.

    I guess you and I might differ on a couple things- I’m completely comfortable with people being vetted before buying a full-auto weapon. I don’t want people like felons, illegal aliens, dope dealers, pedophiles, cartel or gang members, psychos, or wife beaters owning NFA weaponry. Even though you didn’t say it, I’d like to believe you agree with that.
    I don’t mind paying the $200 tax stamp, and I’m OK with the semi-agonizingly long wait for delivery of an NFA item. I’d also be OK with felons getting arrested for lying on a form 44. And I’d sure as hell be OK with a mandatory I.Q. test requirement, as I strongly feel that stupid people should not own firearms. ANY firearms.
    Heck, I’d like to see a “minimum 110 I.Q.” requirement to get a driver’s license, too. That would disqualify a LOT of liberals from driving.

    And for those who want ‘full-auto’ but can’t afford it, or go through the vetting process, there are all kinds of binary trigger systems that don’t even require an FFL transfer. OR, you could just do the “thumb through the belt loop” bumpfire method.

  • John Venlet July 26, 2021, 1:09 PM

    I don’t want people like felons, illegal aliens, dope dealers, pedophiles, cartel or gang members, psychos, or wife beaters owning NFA weaponry.

    Pete, of the above folks who you don’t want owning NFA weaponry, the felons, dope dealers, cartel and gang members DON’T obtain weapons through legal means anyway. They purchase said weaponry on the streets. As for the pedophiles, psychos and wife beaters, because of their specific lack of human qualities, if any of them wanted NFA weaponry, for whatever reason, they too would go to the street to purchase. Scum attracts scum. Laws restricting access to firearms only are effective for those who are law-abiding from the get go.

  • ghostsniper July 26, 2021, 1:26 PM

    Pete sed: “Please don’t give those fools any more fuel for their idiocy.”
    Let me make this as perfectly clear as possible.
    Don’t you dare try to pin the fault of others on me you fucking asshole.
    *What the fuck is wrong with you?*

    As far as all the rest of your whining, I think they ought to require all Ohio residents post a $1mil bond and prove they are not wife beating, child abusing, murderous felons before they are “allowed” to possess anything that even remotely resembles any known gun, sub-assemblies, and accessories, notarized with no less then 12 witnesses.

    See how that works?
    I can write stupid shit too.
    Lastly, go look up how many people are accused wrongly of crimes in any given year.
    jeezis chryst doesn’t anyone know how to think any more?

    **I’ll tell you what the fuck is wrong with you. A few months ago I handed you your ass over your childish attempt to ambush me over your silly assed god affliction. I refused to play your goofy game and ever since you’ve been bawling, “MY PUSSY HURTS!”

    What, you didn’t think anyone noticed?
    Retard, everyone noticed. Except you.
    Now go sit in the corner and ponder how you’ve treat others.

  • Kevin in PA July 26, 2021, 2:08 PM

    2nd Amendment = words on paper.
    Just as the Declaration of Independence is nothing more than words on paper. Some men had to take up arms to back up those words.
    Those words, by the way, confer no rights. Rights are endowed by the Creator and not by government. The Founders of our Nation had deep insight into the human condition and the nature of power – and that “power has a tendency to corrupt”.
    The Constitution including the Bill of Rights, enumerated limits on government, yet those limits did not proscribe remedy for those in power that over-step their lawful authority. That is the great flaw of the Founding Documents.
    The supremes have ruled that “to license a right is a restriction of said right”. Any form of permit or license to buy, own, possess or carry a firearm is, in my view, such a restriction and should be null and void, as un-constitutional.
    The right to self defense is fundamental to life itself. Without it there is nothing else. It is inherent to life that one has the right, indeed, the duty to defend one’s life.
    I do not accept at face value the anecdotal evidence offered in the article. The implication that most police and military will walk away if the orders are given to disarm the American people is simply an unknown at this time. I don’t trust the police. Most police across this country are paid union employees working for the corporate state. They take orders from their corporate government masters. Their number one priority is to get home safely and collect the paycheck and the pension. The military? I really don’t know how many of them would disobey orders at the risk of court martial and some time in the brig. I sure won’t place any bets on which way they go.
    To the point of congress-things saying outlandish stuff like “we have nukes”, etc., I say horseshit….and the asshole should be horse-whipped (after he is charged with treason) to teach him a lesson.

    A little knowledge of our very own history will reveal that those men at Lexington and Concord – the militia, organized and fought against what was, at the time, the greatest military power on earth. “The sun never sets on the British Empire”, until they were routed from just about everywhere they ever claimed as territory of the royals. The point is; never underestimate what a group of determined and trained men can achieve, especially when they are fighting for their lives, their liberty and their sacred honor.

  • ghostsniper July 26, 2021, 3:00 PM

    Kevin sed: “The Constitution including the Bill of Rights, enumerated limits on government, yet those limits did not proscribe remedy for those in power that over-step their lawful authority. That is the great flaw of the Founding Documents.”
    Finally, a common thinker. I first slapped Jonathan Turley’s face with it in UseNet back in the 90’s and I’ve mentioned it hundreds of other places since and hardly anybody noticed. Probably because so few people even know what that parchment under glass says. Until that fatal flaw is fixed the document it meaningless.

  • Tony July 26, 2021, 5:18 PM

    When Biden first took office one of my exceedingly liberal co-workers was talking about how he hoped “weapons of war” would be made illegal and confiscated.
    I asked how this would be accomplished, and he speculated that cops would simply go to a certain address and demand that the gun owner hand the weapons over.
    I asked, “the cops would have the address?”
    He confirmed they would.
    I then asked, “Cops have addresses too, don’t they?”
    You shoulda seen the look on his face. Didn’t say another word. Got up and left.
    Btw I’m friends with plenty of police and sheriff’s deputies, including a few SWAT guys.
    They’re not gonna take anyone’s guns away, and I feel terribly sorry for anyone who tries to take theirs.

  • gwbnyc July 26, 2021, 5:20 PM

    Anyone ID the girl’s rifle?

    Commercial sporter not banged up; by the foto, anyway.

    Eastern Europe, maybe a CZ?


    The sniper in the car was the M.O. of the I-95 shooters- I assessed it as brilliant on the basis of stealth and utter cost effectiveness. I’ve aways been surprised it wasn’t copycatted.

  • Bob Smith July 26, 2021, 5:44 PM

    I’m in my eighties, can we hold off until I shuffle the mortal coil.

  • Terry July 26, 2021, 8:04 PM

    Maybe we should hold off on the verbal assaults here on this important subject. Appears to me we have a breakdown in communications before the hot sh*t even starts.

    My father always told me to never go into the ring with anger. Boxing ring that is. Go in as cool and collected as if you were attending a nice dinner.


    A friend recommended a book to me about fifteen years ago. Get your hands on a copy of Unintended Consequences by John Ross. This book is written in a way that should give anyone who can still reason, serious confidence in what the American spirit not only was, but, is.

    I could not put this book down. There are other important books out there as well. Inside the box “thinking” will get us all killed.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 26, 2021, 8:07 PM

    Chick ‘s rifle is the size of an old Winchester Model 43. The furniture engraving would make it something else, but with the short bolt pull it appears to me to shoot something like a .22Hornet or some other small center fire cartridge. Not sure if the receiver is long enough to chamber a .222REM.
    although any .22 centerfire will kill a man, and with hand loads can be sub-MOA accurate. CZ rifles have incredible fit, finish and set triggers.

    We rent out submachine guns at the gun range I work at. Kris .45acp and HK MP5 that spray 9mm. It takes some training to keep these on target if you stand on the trigger. To be effective and keep bullets out of the ceiling, you need to lean into them a bit and burst 3-5 rounds. We had a Glock 18 for a while (full auto Glock 17 pistol). Not sure how practical it ever was, but fun as hell stuffed with a 30 round magazine.

    I think if things got bad, a gang banger with a full auto AK47 isn’t going to be nearly as lethal as some old dude with a bolt gun and a box of hand loads.

  • Dirk July 26, 2021, 8:46 PM

    For twenty five years I’ve been in possession of one full auto issued weapon or another. Brother, I’ll take a decent semi auto , over any auto any day. It’s cool when your not springing for the bullets.

    Anyone who is a trained shooters is far more accurate with a semi. It’s a matter of making every bullet count.

    I’ll close with this, anybody that’s reasonably skilled on a layth ? Can read and reproduce items blue prints can turn a rifle on, it’s not tough. The question is this, is the weapon worth the time you will serve when your caught? The loss of any lawful possession of weapons.

    I get it fuck the ATF, why would you risk doing time over that?

    Trust me someone will give you up, to save their own butts. Happens every day, in every City in every state.


  • Mike-SMO July 27, 2021, 1:48 AM

    Remember to always smile. It makes them wonder what you have done or will do.

  • Dan Patterson July 27, 2021, 3:32 AM

    Right on the CZ likely .22 Hornet or a cousin.
    And it’d better be a VERY safe house to have a photo taken AND sit next to a window; something screwy about that situation. Crutches on either side of the window also tell a story, but it is incomplete like the semi-or-full auto piece behind her.
    And the other comments here, as always, are illuminating and interesting. If a remedy were to be proscribed in the Constitution that would prevent other methods of correction, or wouldn’t it? And doesn’t the lack of detail in that regard leave the correction up to the party injured, their discretion?

  • Anonymous July 27, 2021, 7:15 AM

    I did a little digging and found out that her rifle is a Zastava LK M70. Mauser style action, available in .22-250, .243, .270, etc. all the way up to .458.

    I owned a Browning Medallion in .22-250 years ago and mine could split hair at 100 yds with factory Federal Premium 55 Gr HP. I’ve never cared much for HPs when hunting but I used it on hogs and white tails and it worked flawlessly. A hunting guide friend also killed a large buck at a little over 300 yards with his.

    I always reload for accuracy but the nice thing about the 250 is that it can be easily loaded with larger jacketed bullets and it is incredibly fast.

    I have a pair of .22 Hornets and I kill deer with one or both of them every year but within 150 yards using 45 grain jacketed soft points. If I had nothing else I’d be happy and I would not hesitate to use it as a sniper caliber. Might even use a HP just to make the wound worse.

  • gwbnyc July 27, 2021, 7:24 AM

    no mag hanging down as a hornet would dictate. that would be the 527 series of rifles.

    nice wood/checkering. there’s a whiteline spacer on the buttplate. I think I see two triggers- that might CZ it.

    the front sight would ID it, too, I think.

  • gwbnyc July 27, 2021, 7:27 AM

    completely forgot about the zastava brand- happily corrected, thanks.

    -is that a set trigger on it, or the foto playing tricks on me?

  • Nori July 27, 2021, 7:55 AM

    Zastava LK M70,good eyes,Anon. Atlantic Firearms has them for $634.00,in stock.
    Rather fitting illustration for the FUSA as it devolves into the former Yugoslavia.

    Excellent piece by Larry Correia; he writes with reason,clarity,and wit. Oh,and truth. Spot on.

    Interesting side effect of the shortage of 9mm,.223 etc,is more exotic calibers being available.
    I’ve seen stuff I did’nt know existed. Fascinating.

  • ghostsniper July 27, 2021, 8:03 AM
  • EX-Californian Pete July 27, 2021, 10:31 AM

    John Venlet-
    Yeah, that will always be a problem, and FBI (and other) statistics have proven that around 80% of weapons used in crimes in the USA are stolen. I just think that we should keep making it as difficult as possible to try and keep NFA items and destructive devices from being obtained by the criminal element. A more secure southern border would be immensely helpful on that.

    Sorry that you immediately misconstrued what I posted, and that it obviously caused you to become enraged. Maybe if your read it again- after taking a few deep breaths, you’ll comprehend the actual point I was making and understand it wasn’t any sort of vicious attack on you personally. It was an “attack” on what liberals accuse pro-gun people of wanting.

    What exactly was it that I said that made you lose control?
    The part where I stated an obvious point that liberals use the lie that “gunnies want NFA and machine guns in everyone’s hands?”
    Was it the reference to “felons, illegal aliens, dope dealers, pedophiles, cartel or gang members, psychos, or wife beaters” that personally offended you?
    Maybe the reference to the unfortunate souls with I.Q.s under 110?
    The reference to “stupid people?”
    Maybe because you might not be able to afford the tax stamp or an NFA device, or don’t qualify to own one?

    Or maybe it’s a carry-over of your anger from a few months ago- what you describe above as (QUOTE) “A few months ago I handed you your ass over your childish attempt to ambush me over your silly assed God affliction.”
    In reality, I simply provided references to Godel’s Equation, which mathematically proved beyond doubt that the universe was created, and by intelligent design. I know it’s a very complex and intense equation to go through and understand- as I admitted it took me a long time, and some assistance to go completely through it.
    HOWEVER, rather than study or review it, you simply REFUSED to- giving some pathetic, lame excuse to not even try. You even admitted it- in a rather angry, infantile sort of way- (QUOTE)
    “I refused to play your goofy game.”
    That’s called “forfeiture” in any type of debate or discussion, and openly admits willful ignorance.
    Pretty apparent that my “ass was not actually handed over to me.”
    However, I do hereby apologize for challenging your hatred of God- something that seems to anger you greatly and cause explosive bouts of juvenile insults. (Just for the record- men do not have female genitalia)

    I noted a couple more differences between you and I- one of us possesses an overabundance of hatred, anger, and an extremely volatile temper. The other possesses legally owned NFA items, with an additional one being approved and delivered in the near future.

    How very fortunate for the world that neither of us have a combination of all the above.

  • John Venlet July 27, 2021, 11:03 AM

    Pete, your reference to Godel is timely, as I am currently reading Douglas Murray’s book (published 2021) Return of the God Hypothesis (I’m about 2/3s of the way through). Though there are physics concepts within Murray’s book that take me a bit of figuring to fully grasp, overall, Murray presents the scientific evidence in regards to the fine tuning of the universe in a very graspable way. You might be interested in picking up a copy.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 27, 2021, 11:50 AM

    John Venlet-

    Thank you for posting that. I wasn’t previously familiar with Douglas Murray or his writings, but will definitely order a copy of his book, and look forward to reading it.
    And the “very graspable way” will be a welcome thing- the many months that it took me to get completely through Godel’s Equation (although VERY worth it) strained my poor little p-brain to it’s limits many, many times.

  • John Venlet July 27, 2021, 1:43 PM

    Pete, correction to the book I mentioned. Douglas Murray is not the author, sorry. The author of “Return of the God Hypothesis” is Stephen C. Meyer. I conflated the two because I had just recently finished Murray’s book “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity.” I recommend that book, also. My apologies for the error.

  • tired dog July 27, 2021, 3:47 PM

    If I missed a similar remark, excuse me, but in final analysis our Constitution cannot actualize its clauses, cannot defend itself. And so we (most anyway) rush into the abyss.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 27, 2021, 5:31 PM

    John Venlet-

    No apologies necessary. I called my local library and they said they’d order both the Murray and Meyer books the 2nd week of next month when they get their monthly orders out.
    Hey, I clicked on your website “free men free minds” and it has some great stuff on it.

  • Boat Guy July 28, 2021, 1:23 PM

    The people you wish to keep full-auto away from don’t buy them from Class III dealers; one has only to look over our southern border to see abundant gang firepower.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 29, 2021, 10:31 AM

    Boat Guy-
    It’s not just myself that doesn’t want NFA weaponry in criminal hands, there’s also a few hundred million Americans that share my opinion, elected officials, (on both sides) and a ton of state and federal laws.
    Yeah, NFA weaponry is available in Mexico and some South American countries, but good luck trying to obtain any of them if you’re a gringo who’s not fluent in espanol, a non-cartel member, or not a personal friend of Eric Holder.
    Good luck getting it for cheap, and don’t forget to bring a ton of bribe money for the local badges. Good luck not getting murdered so they can keep your money AND get their gun back, and good luck getting it across the border- even though Biden has cracked it wide open. And if you’re caught, good luck surviving all that prison time you’ll get.

    And even if you DO successfully get it across the border to California, hey-good luck getting any ammo for it!