Jeff Cooper: A Bigger Jerk than I Thought…

Poseur

Poseur

My non-membership in the cult of Jeff Cooper is well-documented.

While I credit Cooper for his early contributions to training, his lack of real-world experience made me hesitant to take his endless advice at face value.

Also, aside from training, I knew Jeff Cooper was a blowhard, an attention whore, and had a poor track record of picking equipment (Bren Ten, CZ75, etc.).  His tortured sentence structure made deciphering his ramblings a tedious chore.  And he loved to take credit for things for which he was a mere spectator, rather than a pioneer.

After reading the new issue of Guns & Ammo, we can apparently add “Shit-Talker” and “Sore Loser” to his resume:

Anti-Gun RINO Goes Down

Loser

Loser

Connecticut held its Republican primary for the upcoming election for Governor, to see who would face the embattled Democrat Dannel Malloy in the fall.

It goes without saying that Dan Malloy, the anti-gun, tax-happy, stuttering father of a drug-dealer armed robber has to get booted.  He ran Stamford into the ground as mayor, and then did his best to steer the entire state into a fiscal ditch.

But who to choose to oppose Malloy?  Businessman (and former Ambassador to Ireland) Tom Foley narrowly lost to Malloy 4 years ago, and was running for the nomination again.  His chances are said to be better this time, as Malloy’s reputation has fallen even lower.

Ammo Bingo

What caliber of gun to buy...

What caliber of gun to buy…

I have read a lot of articles about the ammo shortage.  Some on the internet, some in glossy gun magazines.  Lots of people claim to be able to explain the situation, but no one seems to be able to point to any proof that they are right.

2 weekends back I went to a major dealer in CT to see what ammo they had.

Pallets, literally, of .40S&W, .45acp, .223 and .380.  Enough hunting ammo to keep people’s rifles sighted in.  A little .38.  A single countertop display of match .22 for $12.99/50 rounds.  And no 9mm at all.

I personally bought a Ruger SR22 many months ago to address the lack of 9mm, but now there is no .22 to be had!  My .40 and .45 guns are getting more frequent workouts because I can replace any ammo I use in them.

If all you have are 9mm and .22 caliber guns, you’re pretty much out of luck.  At what point do you step up and buy a new gun in a caliber that you can feed?

 

Guns for the mentally ill

Gun_Crazy_(1950_film)_poster_cropAfter the latest shooting at Fort Hood, which was committed by a mentally-ill soldier with a spotty performance record, who was on numerous psychotropic medications, who never saw any combat (and thus the anti-military liberals cannot chalk up the crime to PTSD), the cry has once again gone out to leave law-abiding gun owners alone and go after crazy people to keep them from getting guns.

And as I said before, this is a dangerous position for a gun owner to take.

We have all seen how the justice system has twisted itself into a pretzel to ignore due process for gun owners when there is an unproven allegation of domestic violence.  Gun owners used to be safe in their second amendment rights until they had been convicted of a violent felony.  No longer.  An unproven allegation of a misdemeanor is all that it takes to lose your second amendment rights.

And when gun owners mindless declare that the government should “take guns away from crazy people”, they forget that the people who would decide what constitutes “crazy” are the same people who have openly declared themselves to be irrationally anti-gun.  Medicine is notorious for pursuing fads and junk science; to expect them to respect the second amendment is dangerously naive.  And most of them cannot reach a scientifically-valid consensus on the definitions of most mental illnesses.  They just publish laundry lists of symptoms to define an illness, many of which are redundant with the descriptions of other mental illnesses.

Blaming the psychotropic drugs is a risky path as well.  I think that the drugs themselves are dangerous.  And the conditions for which they are described can be hazardous as well.  But can any of us guarantee that the AMA won’t advise the government to ban anyone who has ever taken an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety or mood stabilizer medication from gun ownership forever?  How many troubled people would deny their problems and avoid treatment to preserve their rights?

And right now, the ATF is trying to change the rules for determining who is mentally unfit to own a gun.

What has not happened is any serious evaluation of the foolish prohibition on gun ownership in military facilities.  The military gun-free zones have proven to be deadly to law-abiding service personnel, and the military has proven to be criminally inept in keeping illegal guns out as well as tardy and inadequate in their responses to violent acts on their property.  The base commander at Fort Hood should be in the stockade for his failure to protect those people under his authority.

But be careful in calling for action against crazy people owning guns.  You might just find yourself labeled “crazy”.

 

The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!

Mind...Blown

Mind…Blown

I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat.

But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design:

Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911

SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention.

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