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Just in case you were wondering if it is merely out of malice that us people in the know usually refer to the BATF as the smelly, ignorant bottom of the law enforcement barrel, the place you’re sent if you have a hardon for wearing a uniform but no useful qualities making you eligible for a real job as, say, an actual cop, here’s a bit from a retired Bumbling Asshole TumbleFucks agent:

Joseph Vince, a retired ATF agent, agrees.

“It’s [hollow-nosed, jacketed ammunition, or JHP — Emp.M.] not something that you would need for home protection, because what you are trying to do is eliminate an immediate threat,” Vince says. “The idea of killing is what this ammunition portrays to me.”

Now, His Majesty is pretty sure that 99.9% (low estimate) of our dear readers already know exactly what is wrong with Joe Dumbfuck’s cranio-rectally inverted bullshit comment is, but let’s go over it anyway, if nothing else then just to demonstrate how fucked up in the head he is and publicly humiliate him and his fellow “officers” on the short bus of law enforcement:

First, let’s recap what the purpose of self-defense in the home (and everywhere else) is. The purpose is to stop the threat. That’s all there is to it. It really is as simple as that, so just keep that simple, short sentence in mind. If you have a BATF moron looking over your shoulder trying to read along with you, please be a kind, helpful citizen and repeat that sentence every once in a while so that his severely impaired, cretinous brain doesn’t forget it. Like, say, ever 15 seconds or so. Make sure that he’s not actually reading and trying to process information while you do so, since having to work on more than one bit of information at a time can cause severe symptoms of mental stress in your average BATF agent, including but not limited to whimpering sounds, involuntary muscle contraction, seizure and even death as a result of his overloaded “brain” forgetting to remind his lungs to function. The easiest way of making sure that a BATF agent isn’t reading is by observing his lips for movement.

Alright, onwards and upwards.

The main difference between jacketed hollow point rounds and full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds lies in penetration. JHP rounds “mushroom” upon entry in order to make them stop in the target (and create a lot more damage due to the suddenly increased diameter of the projectile), rather than passing through the target. FMJ rounds, on the other hand, are specifically designed to penetrate, which is mainly helpful when the first object your bullet meets isn’t the intended final destination, such as with a perp behind cover.

Why can non-penetration be a Good Thing™? Well, it’s like this: Shooting a target, such as a goblin, is basically a way of transferring energy from you to the target with the assistance of a projectile. When you pull the trigger, a lot of energy is transferred from the propellant to the bullet, and you want this energy to end up in the goblin. While the bullet is traveling, its energy is kinetic. When the bullet hits a target, it loses velocity (kinetic energy), which is deposited in the object (in our ideal case where you don’t fuck up and shoot the television or grandma’s picture on the wall, this object is the goblin) slowing the bullet down. If the bullet stops completely, the goblin just received every single Joule of that energy. The bullet isn’t moving anymore, which means that all of its kinetic energy (energy doesn’t “disappear”, remember?) must have gone somewhere else, in this case into the goblin’s worthless carcass. This is a Good Thing™. Unless you happen to be the goblin, of course, but who gives a shit about him?

If the bullet penetrates, on the other hand, it still has energy, which means that it only left a fraction of what it had in the object that slowed it down.

JHP = more energy in target.
FMJ = less energy in target.

Now add to that the fact that energy in target translates almost directly into “stopping power”, keep in mind what we learned about the only objective of self-defense which is to stop the threat, and we think it’s safe to say that everybody (except for any BATF agents around still drooling uncontrollably while slapping themselves on the head, trying to get their rusty brain gears moving) now know why JHP is exactly the kind of ammunition you want when defending yourself against a goblin.

But wait, there’s more. Our imbecilic friend, Joe Vince, specifically singled out the home as somewhere you definitely don’t want JHP rounds.

Back to penetration we go. Assuming that you’re not a hermit living out in the boondocks with nobody around, you ought to be concerned about this. You see, the bullet doesn’t really care what it hits, it just goes on until it doesn’t go anymore, so if the goblin failed to stop it because you followed Joe Dumbfuck’s advice and used FMJ, it’ll be traveling along merrily until it hits something else, such as your family members or your neighbor. Needless to say, they won’t be thrilled about this, and it’s doubtful that any amount of claiming that you just followed the “expert” advice of a former member of the single most incompetent agency on the planet will serve to make them feel any more kindly disposed towards you. With the expert being a BATF member, you’ll most likely be worse off as a result, since it’s common knowledge that those special ed wannabes are too fucking stupid to pour piss out of a boot with instructions stamped on the heel. With pictures.

So now you know. Not so much the desirability of JHP rounds and why you should use them, you already knew that unless you’re 75% dumber than rice casserole (in which case I hear that the BATF are hiring. With that kind of intellect you’re pretty much guaranteed a supervisory position), but that the MSM and the BATF have no fucking clue what they’re talking about and that the MSM experts will only be quoted if they say what the journaljizzmer’s agenda dictates that they say, facts be damned.

But you already knew that.

Thatisall.

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Yes, it IS that most joyous day, the day when all good people rush to their local Gun Pusher™ and purchase a new weapon for their collection, the most glorious B.A.G. (Buy A Gun) day that sends shivers down the spines of Gun Fearing Wussies and traitors to the Constitution like Diane Feinschwein, Sarah “Cupid Stunt” Brady et al.

And we’re proud to announce that His Maritime Fearsomeness, the Imperial Chief of Naval Ops has a new addition to the family. (Serious drool alert in effect).

Of course, being the prescient Emperor that we are, we already got ours, Lyudmila, since we knew that the Dem Cong couldn’t get their hands on the levers of power without trying to violate and betray the Constitution (witness HB 1022 for the evidence that we were, as always, absolutely right), so we had to speed up our purchase a bit, lest we be caught in need of watering the tree of liberty with no watering can handy.

(Thankfully, I think we can all agree, that need has yet to arise, and if our prayers to Almighty G-d in Heaven are heard, it never will arise, but at least we won’t be caught flat-footed up Tyranny Creek without a proper paddle if it does).

So now you’ve seen the Chief of Imperial Naval Ops’ B.A.G. day purchase, you’ve seen ours as well:

…so what’s your contribution to the protection of civil rights this year?

Remember (and we’re quoting/paraphrasing a brilliant young son of one of the Imperial Firearms Advisor’s readers here):

We own, maintain and train with guns to:

1) Defend ourselves, our loved ones and our property

2) Hunt for food if need be and…

3) To keep government nervous and honest.

The only legitimate government is a government that fears the people it governs.

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…we just want some “sensible gun control”, don’t you know?

Anybody who has ever fallen for that line (and I very much doubt that any of the most brilliant readers in the Blogosphere, those of this site, ever has), might want to look at what the Dhimmicrats are up to in the People’s Republik of Pennsylvania (via the Anti-Liberal Zone and an alert LC who told me about it in the Bark last night, I think it was Alan K Henderson, but correct me if I’m wrong):

With trout season only six days away, streams full of stocked trout should be the topic of this space this week but, unfortunately, the trout season preview has been preempted to bring you an important message.

If you are a hunter or gun owner, it is imperative that you learn about the latest stroke of Pennsylvania legislative genius — House Bill 760.

And “imperative” is no exaggeration.

House Bill 760 calls for every gun in the state (with the exception of antiques) to be registered with the state police, and that registration must be renewed annually. The cost would be $10 per gun, per year. The bill also requires fingerprinting and a background check of each gun owner. A new photograph must be submitted each year and the registration card for each gun would have to be carried with the firearm at all times.

Damn, that sounds a whole lot like something Hitler might do and, guess what, he did. But, then again, both Democrats and National Socialists are, well, socialists.

An application would include name, age, sex, Social Security number, business and home address, telephone number, date of birth, citizenship, two recent photographs of the applicant and any additional information that ” … the Pennsylvania State Police may deem necessary to process the application.”

In other words: Any information about you, relevant or not, that they decide that they want in order for you to exercise your 2nd Amendment RIGHTS. Provided that they can think of anything that isn’t already covered in the above, that is. Shoe size? Favorite color? Credit history? Favorite books/movies? Favorite websites? Hey, the sky’s the limit with the Democrats’ proposed Weapons Law of 1938, er, 2007.

Of course, they would also need to know the firearm’s manufacturer, caliber or gauge, model, type and serial number. And yes, do not forget the ten dollars.

Per gun, mind you. So if you’re a collector… Oh well. Thanks for the money, dumb citizen cash cow, we’ll now go give it to trash that didn’t earn it.

Move, change telephone numbers or have a gun stolen? You had better notify the state police within 48 hours or you will be considered a criminal. In fact, as the law is written, you could even be required to notify the state police when your age changes. Want to sell a gun? The law would require you to notify the state police 48 hours in advance.

Frankly, I’m surprised that they don’t demand that you notify them within 48 hours of taking a crap. It might alter your recorded bodyweight slightly, after all. Oh, and don’t you dare forget it, or you’ll go to the slammer for forgetting to tell your slave masters in government about everything that you do.

Read the whole thing.

Meanwhile, I’ll go mutter angrily to myself while looking up one of my favorite quotes by Thomas Jefferson.

Something about the tree of liberty and the proper watering thereof.

***UPDATE***: Pennsylvanians, sign here (then write, call and harass your Congress critters. Politely, of course).

***UPDATE the Second***: LC & IB Sig94 alerts us to the fact that Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of Pennsylvania’s 12th District isn’t about to take this sitting down. Go read. Also, be sure to set aside the 24th of April for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Pro-Gun Press Conference in Harrisburg, where Rep. Metcalfe and Sen. Pippy will make an appearance to counter the National Democrat Socialists’ unlawful infringement of the rights of Pennsylvania citizens.

Stand up and be heard while you still have the chance.

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The BATFE Nazis are at it again, trying to put a firearms dealer out of business for “infractions” that wouldn’t hold up in any sane court.

But hey, the charges don’t have to stick. You just have to keep the dealer from doing business while he’s going bankrupt fighting your bogus suit and things will take care of themselves, right?

Or perhaps you’d like to explain to His Majesty why a 70 years old business would willfully break rules that would put them out of business?

Go read the details at the Imperial Firearms Advisor’s, then put your signature on the petition. That’s all we ask.

Remember: It matters not one whit whether you have a right to keep and bear arms or not if the Nazi goons in gummint manage to shut down all the dealers. Unless you’re really good at building your own, of course.

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Enough of all of the negativity already, it’s time to celebrate in the Empire.

Loyal Citizen JS sends us this:

Your language is a bit of a turn-off for someone who could go by the name of “olderthandirtprissyoldbroad” but I usually agree with the core meaning of your statements. In fact, because of you and other websites I linked to from your site, I have decided to purchase my own handgun and do the necessary to get a CCP. We have shotguns but I’m not always at home (where they are most of the time). Keep up the good work and convert as many as you can to responsible gun ownership. As fast as this country is going downhill, for multiple reasons, we may need all the good converts you can round up.

Language, my dear? Surely you jest… Er, well… No. We suppose you do have a point there, and we try to moderate ourself when at all possible (which is hard, considering some of the raging stupidity that we have to deal with courtesy of the news), but rest assured that we stock up on Cussing Offsets™ purchased only from accredited convents and monasteries :wink_ee:

The IMPORTANT part here is, of course, that you’ve chosen to never be a victim and joined the ranks of responsible gun owners, something that fills us with joy indescribable, not to mention more than our fair share of pride, seeing as how you so generously credit us with part of the responsibility for your most excellent decision.

Thank you so much for brightening up our day, and welcome to the Responsible Pistol Packing Citizens’ Society.

May you never have to fire your weapon in anger, and may you never miss your target if you do!

Now, thank Heavens the weather has improved here in Texas, because now it’s time for the Happy Nekkid Dance™.

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We’re not attempting to run off with the Imperial Firearms Advisor’s idea here, just think of it as expanding the Mission a bit.

The Idea being, of course, to “Turn America back into a Nation of Riflemen, one citizen at a time”. Because, as we all know, the best way to guarantee that our Second Amendment rights will survive is to create more gun owners. Not to mention the societal benefits of having an armed population. As Robert Heinlein put it so perfectly: “An armed society is a polite society.”

Over the years, none have done more to spread the Gospel of Gun Ownership than the Imperial Firearms Advisor. I don’t think anybody, including himself, can count how many new gun owners his excellent site, advice and support has created over the years, but I can state for the record that his influence played no small part in expediting His Imperial Majesty’s journey to the status of full-fledged rifleman and responsible, gun owning American.

Think about it: We have about 80 million gun owners already. Allowing for the portion of the total population that are ineligible for gun ownership (very young children, felons and the infirm, to name a few), that means that if each and every one of us brings just two more people into the fold, then anybody who CAN own a gun in this country WILL own a gun. Of course, that’s not to say that once you’ve recruited two citizens, you have to stop. It’s more an indicator of just how easy it is to do your bit, and Kim has certainly done more than most.

A regular feature of his site, as you know, is sharing with the public whenever the news arrives in his Inbox that yet another citizen has made the step and become a gun owner, something that is always met with much joy and merriment (and the occasional happy nekkid dance in the backyard, but we’re not sure how thrilled his neighbors are about that. At any rate, that’s their problem), as indeed it should be.

So His Majesty was thrilled pink when the following email from LC Uchuck the Tuchuck hit his mailbox this morning:

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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We won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you should be surprised by PMSNBC grabbing the Jim Zumbo story and using it to illustrate how mean-spirited and heartless we black rifle-owning gun nuts are, in spite of the fact that PMSNBC probably wouldn’t have given Jim the time of day prior to his moronic remarks and subsequent downfall.

SEATTLE - Modern hunters rarely become more famous than Jim Zumbo. A mustachioed, barrel-chested outdoors entrepreneur who lives in a log cabin near Yellowstone National Park, he has spent much of his life writing for prominent outdoors magazines, delivering lectures across the country and starring in cable TV shows about big-game hunting in the West.

Nauseating, yes, but at least it’s refreshing to see a hunter portrayed in the MSM as something other than a sadistic, obsessive murdering deathbeast in relentless pursuit of Bambi’s mother.

Zumbo’s fame, however, has turned to black-bordered infamy within America’s gun culture — and his multimedia success has come undone. It all happened in the past week, after he publicly criticized the use of military-style assault rifles by hunters, especially those gunning for prairie dogs.

“Excuse me, maybe I’m a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity,” Zumbo wrote in his blog on the Outdoor Life Web site. The Feb. 16 posting has since been taken down.

Once he realized that he was speaking out of his derriere, into which his head had become inexplicably lodged, presumably while chasing a wild boar armed with a gold-plated, engraved, antique rifle worth a month’s salary. Zumbo, not the boar. Although that would truly be a sight worth beholding. The snobbery, however, isn’t what got him nailed to the wall. This was:

“As hunters, we don’t need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them. . . . I’ll go so far as to call them ‘terrorist’ rifles.”

And that’s when the fit hit the shan when we fanatical, unforgiving, mean-spirited “assault rifle” owners took offense at being lumped in with terrorists. Although, truth be told, at that point we’d rather be lumped in with them than with the likes of Jim Zumbo.

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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…or “The Continued Saga of Lyudmila and How She Became The Dream Rifle™.”

First, thanks are in order: Thanks to LC Moriarty, my brother in the Fellowship of the Ring (Front Sight)™, who graciously and generously threw a whole stack of mags at me. He must have a brother who works for Heckler & Koch, because now I ought to be able to hold off a Soviet company without reloading.

Second, thanks to all of you for the generous assistance in my next purchase, and an even bigger thanks to Her Imperial Highness the Empress who, having heard my endless moaning and groaning for some glass to put on Her 7.62ishness and being the wonderful woman that she is, gently reminded me that we DO have an anniversary coming up, so why not go ahead and celebrate a bit early?

I’m telling you, His Majesty is spoiled more than any man has a right to be.

So, armed with a green light, a thumping heart and a ridiculously good offer, we ended up with Lyudmila looking like this:

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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…our original German sling and G3 cleaning kit just arrived, so we’re currently sitting around sobbing with unashamed nostalgia. Particularly over the cleaning kit which brought back many memories, precious few of them particularly pleasant (unless memories of wasting 2 hours out of your allotted 4 hours of sleep on getting a rifle clean enough that you can eat out of it can be considered “pleasant”, that is).

But that matters not. Now we have the REAL tools to keep our Lyudmila clean, happy and flawlessly functional.

Now we just need to find ourself a set of original German walnut furniture and a STANAG mount w/ a Hensoldt scope on it and we may just dissolve into a giant, messy, emotional puddle of nostalgia.

And lest we forget, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to LC Randall, who just so happened to have a nice load of mil-surp 7.62×51 laying around that he had no need for, so he donated it to us. Not to mention the thoroughly delightful lunch that it was our honor and privilege to spend with that fine LC and 82nd AB Vet as well as his utterly charming lady friend. He wouldn’t accept payment for the ammo, so we made a donation to the Magen David Adom instead. Heaven knows that they can use it with all of the splodeydope animals running around over there.

Thanks for that too!

Now, I’ll go cuddle Lyudmila a bit.

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Having wiped the storage lube off Lyudmila, thoroughly inspected her from top to bottom, cleaned her and re-lubed her, it was time to pick her up and see if she was as good at what she’s supposed to do as we had hoped, so we picked her up and took her to the range.

Of course, in our eagerness to get there, we forgot the damn camera, so no pics this time. Sorry.

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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