Comments for 3 Boxes of BS Soap Box, Ballot Box and Ammo Box --An average person's view on society, politics and firearms. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:17:03 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Defensive Gun Use –Elderly Couple versus Mugger by GomeznSA Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:17:03 +0000 harp, the gentleman SHOULD get ‘no billed’ but stranger things have happened………………
All I will say else is that it’s a good thing this didn’t happen outside a Kroger store.

Comment on Defensive Gun Use –Elderly Couple versus Mugger by harp1034 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:11 +0000 The older gentleman will be no billed by the grand jury. The news media was making a big deal that this will go to a grand jury. It is true that under Texas law the DA does not have to refer to the grand jury if the DA does not want to try the case. However, in real life they always do. Even for police shootings. That gives the DA cover. He says that the grand jury did not want to indict so his hands are tied. Never mind that the DA could get an indictment against a ham sandwich.

Comment on Terminator; Yet another Reason… by Glenn B Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:09:12 +0000 I can’t name a particular movie that got me interested in guns but will say it was the westerns (both movies and TV shows) and the spy (also movies and TV shows) of the 1960s that got me all fired up about them. Then when I was 8 through me being 12, I spent 5 summers at sleep away summer camp (probably under the threat of expulsion from Catholic grammar school and maybe excommunication from the church too – it was a send me there or else deal for my mom). While there I learned how to shoot – first BB rifles, then 22 rifles. Did not shoot again more than a couple of times until I was in the Border Patrol in 1979. My mom would not hear of having a gun in the house. I suppose, if I was ever going to buy a gun I saw in a movie, I would buy all the pistols used in The Maltese Falcon and all of the guns used by Dobbs and his crew in The Treasure of The Sierra Madre. I have one pistol I know was in the movies, an Ortgies Pocket Pistol – one (don’t know if it was a .25 or .32 ACP) was used in the film Another Thin Man (if you guys ever watch old movies, watch The Thin Man and all of its follow-ups). Of course, a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range would be great but none of the gun dealers with whom I have ever dealt had any on the shelves.

All the best,

Comment on I voted…..and for Prop 1 I Voted NO by Paul Kanesky Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:31:28 +0000 I voted NO on all 4 issues. I do not believe politicians need more money to play with.
They need to stick to the basics, and spend our money wisely. I believe the average house wife handles the family budget far better than our elected representatives, and quite frankly, the more money they have, the more they will spend.
Paul in Texas

Comment on I voted…..and for Prop 1 I Voted NO by TriggerFinger Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:31:26 +0000 I voted against, for pretty much the same reasons. Plus the local pols have been trying to get funding for their “light rail” projects in pretty much every single election since I moved here, and getting increasingly desperate each time they lose (and sometimes finding money elsewhere). The wording of this change doesn’t say anything about light rail, but doesn’t exclude it either.

Even if it was right to transfer the money out, I don’t trust politicians to spend it on actual roads rather than light rail vanity projects.

Comment on Terminator; Yet another Reason… by James Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:51:13 +0000 It would be very difficult to point to any one movie. Red Dawn, Commando, Dirty Harry, the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, anything with the Duke in it, and so on.

I guess I just always associated firearms with “the good guys”.

Comment on Terminator; Yet another Reason… by Greg Tag Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:53:16 +0000 Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The scene when Indiana Jones is trapped in the souk in Cairo (?) by the sword wielding Arab, and he rolls his eyes and draws a Colt M1917 (or is it an M1909 ? ) and promptly dispatches his pursuer with a single shot.

I HAD to get a Colt Model 1917 after that. Was my car gun for several years.

Quigley Down Under

After seeing Quigley’s Sharps, I had to have a Shiloh Sharps in .45-9; not for me the sad imitation sold by Pedersoli.. I found one, slightly used, for less than a thousand, and skipped the two year delivery wait that was then current for a new Shiloh Sharps. It had shotgun butt, cheek piece, precision micrometer sights , double set triggers and a 30″ barrel. I generally shot it with .45-70 loads, It was a great shooter; you almost could NOT miss with the thing. Sadly, I sold it ( at a hefty profit to be sure) to pay for grad school bills.

Comment on Let’s Talk About Timing by greg tag Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:02:46 +0000 I echo DM.

Massad Ayoob has a youtube video ” What to say to the police after a self-defense shooting”.
I watch it about once a month.

1) I was in fear for my life-that man attacked me/tried to rob me/tried to carjack me. I shot to stop his attack. I will sign the criminal complaint.
2) witnesses are over there.
3) evidence of what happened ( dropped weapon, shell casing, dropped property) is over there.
4) Officer, this is a serious thing. I will have a full statement for you in 24 hours after I have consulted with counsel. At this time, I do not wish to say anything else until my lawyer arrives.
5) shut up.

As Ayoob points out, this is what officers are taught to say to investigators.

As for Ferguson-

Better a thorough and correct police report than a “rush to judgment’ media frenzy driven “paper production” that can ruin careers , lives and hobble justice.

I would like to see the lying SOB’s why told untruth to 1) dodge responsibility or 2) to foment hatred and disturbance, prosecuted for obstruction of justice or perjury; Brown’s accomplice should be charged with murder. As for Sharpton and the racial grievance clown circus – why does ANYONE credit anything they say? Sharpton has been found, in a civil case, responsible for libel and possibly slander – he is a proven liar…
I digress….



Comment on Throwing It Out There — Blog Shoot? by James Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:26 +0000 Oh, and someone should drop Scribbler a line, too.

Comment on Throwing It Out There — Blog Shoot? by James Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:03 +0000 You know I’m in.
I’ve been busy with a bunch of personal stuff as of late, so I haven’t been blogging or even reading, but I’m trying to work on that.
I’d bet the B.A.R. crew would be in on it if they knew about it, and probably a few others.

Next question: Where?