Wanted to interject something into the current debates that are swirling after the theatre shooting in CO. With the usual suspects dancing in the blood of the victims and deciding that they want to revive the debate over so called "assault weapons". Jason Alexander, former idiot from the show Seinfeld, shows how dumb he really is by saying that "assault weapons" are only for use by the militia and military. Well fatso I have some really bad news for you, the US Supreme Court ruled on this part during their review of "Heller v DC" and concluded the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms existed outside any connection to the militia ie: it is an individual right. Further more the militia is defined in 10 USC Section 311 as:
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section
313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States
and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard
and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of
the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the
In summary for illiterates like Mr Alexander. The Militia is: every male ages 17 - 45 and females of that group that are members of the National Guard. So to sum up my thoughts to Mr. Alexander's drooling stupidity as well as the rest of the douche-bags, EAT ME.
Posted this to facebook and thought I'd add it here too. I didn't really want to offer anything up at this time but the usual suspects just kind of forced my hand. From my FB post:
Decided to start another project this morning and so far it's coming along nicely. This time it isn't a gun but rather for one. I got the urge to build, what I guess you could call, a presentation or display box for a Govt. model 1911 and 3 mags. So far I've done the cutout for the pistol and made my starter holes for the mag slots. Now all I need is to stop by one of the hardware stores and pick up a 1"x10" and a 1"x2" sometime so I can make the stuff that goes around that inner portion. Might have to see if I can get some new router bits too since the 1/2" grove bit seemed to not like cutting treated pine for some reason, what should have been shavings was coming off as wood powder. Bad thing is that's the radius that I wanted at the corners so I had to settle for the band saw with a narrow scroll work band. Pics to follow when I get around to it.
Sitting here at work, watching some fireworks a bit off to the east of me. Added effect of them going off next to a spectacularly large appearing Luna that just cleared the trees. Double special bonus of The Star Spangled Banner playing somewhere inside my head. Enjoy.