May 26, 2005

Guns > Gun Links #38

This week's Gun Links is a little different because it's in two halves. I'm guest-blogging at the Knoxville News-Sentinel blog this week. The first half of the Gun Links is over there, and the topic is Gun Advice for Writers and Reporters. By posting it there I'll get it in front of the people who need to read it the most.

The second part of Gun Links is below. Enjoy.

Site of the Week: SKS Owners for Kerry


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Now here's something different. A gunalicious Web site by a liberal. Some people reading this will hate the very idea, but suck it up. Think of all the right-wing gun sites liberal gun owners have to wade through to get good information about firearms, while at the same time they have to take crap from their liberal friends for liking guns. From William Sanders' introduction:

I thought maybe it would be nice if there were at least one site, however small and skimpy, where enlightened people with an interest in firearms could read about them without being insulted; a place where "liberal" would not be used as a dirty word. And, at the same time, where firearms owners wouldn't have to put up with being called "gun nuts" and being portrayed as racist bullies insecure about the length of their dicks.

His pro-gun quote page has many of the quotes second amendment fans will be familiar with - Thomas Jefferson, Jeff Cooper, and even the Dalai Lama quote that's so popular. On the other hand, he was two that I've never seen before, and that would be unlikely to turn up on a conservative's site:

"In a prosperous democracy that is also a society of winners and losers, any man without an equalizer or at least the illusion of one is by definition underprivileged."
- Hunter Thompson

"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws and cops will have guns. I intend to be one of the outlaws."
- Ed Abbey

Can I get that on a t-shirt?

Web sites by curmudgeonly conservative gun nuts are a dime a dozen. It's really something to see a curmudgeonly liberal who's into guns. Here's his description of his salvaged SKS:

The final result is a brutal, butt-ugly junkyard dog of a gun, utterly lacking in historic significance or esthetic appeal. It was never an "assault rifle" and it is even less one now; I'm not sure what you'd call it - "Supplemental Orifice Distribution System" perhaps, or "Hand Held Gene Pool Chlorinator." Naturally I love it. It's old, mean, beat-up, and ugly. Like me.

His pages are good, too. I've read a lot of information about the SKS, and his SKS page is by far the best. He has good information about other popular milsurps, notably the Nagant revolver, Swiss K-31, Czech vz52, and Mosin-Nagant 38. Check it out.

Gun Pic of the Week

From SKS Owners for Kerry. This is the cleanest picture I've ever seen of a Yugo SKS 59/66. Click for a larger version.


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Posted by lesjones



Comments

Hand-held gene pool chlorinator. Gotta love that.

Posted by: Thibodeaux at May 26, 2005

I'm more of a "Supplemental Orifice Distribution System" fan, myself. That guy really has a way with words, doesn't he?

Posted by: Les Jones at May 26, 2005

Great Post. Thanks (the info for journalists is good too). I'll include this in this weeks Cordite Carnival.

Posted by: countertop at May 26, 2005

I'll grit my teeth as I add this to my List of RKBA Blogs.

Posted by: Cowboy Blob at May 27, 2005

Good on ya, Cowboy Blob.

You know what's funny? If this guy and Kim du Toit ever met they'd either kill each other or become best friends.

Posted by: Les Jones at May 27, 2005

THANK Y0U! THANK Y0U! THANK Y0U! for this website. I'm so sick of being called a communist, anti-American, freedom hating, faggot every time I try to find some information about the guns I'm interested in, just because I'm a liberal (and damned proud of it!) Us liberals are the real patriots.
BTW, I've read everything Edward Abbey wrote. "A Fool's Progress" is one of my favorite books.

Posted by: Bruce at February 07, 2006
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