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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Good news coming out of everywhere except California. 99,999,999 firearms were not used in the shooting in Los Angeles. The shooter, who is now in police custody was identified as 23 year old Anthony Ciancia from New Jersey. Our glorious state run press can't seem to get a handle on why the shooting took place. Guess they haven't read down or checked the "F*cker was crazy" box, so far. Also maddeningly, we get no report of the type of weapon used by the crazy bastard. These things matter.

More good news for gun owners: If you are white, and have never uttered a racial epithet in your life, no matter where in the political spectrum you are, if you own a gun, you are a racist. Two psychologists from somewhere in the Commonwealth concluded that very salient "fact" this week. Amusingly, the authors concluded that because so many blacks were being shot, it must be whites doing the shooting, inasmuch as data shows blacks prefer shooting blacks by almost a 10 to 1 margin.

Former army chaplain Donald Sensing wrote a pessimistic assessment of the future, some elements of which it is hard to disagree:

If you think I am pessimistic, I can only reply damn right. I wrote in 2003 that, ... When my children are my age, they will not be free in any recognizably traditional American meaning of the word. I'd tell them to emigrate, but there's nowhere left to go. I am left with nauseating near-conviction that I am a member of the last generation in the history of the world that is minimally truly free.

But even then I did not imagine that it would happen so fast. America: Fork. Stick. Done.


But reader Christopher Taylor has a different reaction ( in comments) :

Our Lady told us at Fatima that this would happen. Even the Church has been co-opted into the Global Luciferian Revolution. Now Christ alone stands between us and oblivion.

That's enough for me.

My goal -- my one and only aim -- is to keep my family alive, together, and Catholic for another twenty years. My children will be grown and on their own by then -- and that's when the gloves come off. I will be 69 years old that year, and I will have nothing, nothing left to lose.

And, as Kris Kristofferson once told us, "freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose'." I will, at last, be free.

And, as RAH pointed out, you can't enslave a free man. You can only kill him.

I once had a very, very realistic dream, a dream, I took as an actual vision of the future. It was a vision of my death. I die alone, covered in blood, smiling, in a field of tall grass. It is bitterly cold, but I am happy, because I am dying in battle, after defeating the Forces of Evil in a one-on-one final fight to the death. I have killed my final enemy; now, I go Purgatory; thence to Valhalla, or whatever the Christian equivalent is.

I can't imagine a better way to go.

Take heart, folks. Even the USSR -- the greatest, most evil tyranny that ever existed -- only lasted 70 years. Neither Fidel, nor the Communo-capitalist regime in China, nor the Kim family enterprise in Korea, will beat that record by much.

And neither will we.

Sooner or later, the tumbril will call for me. I have no illusions about anonymity, and the stuff I post on the Internet, while completely legal, is just too disrespectful of Authoritah. Until then, however, I plan on giving the big fat East Dallas Flying Finger to every plan, scheme, institution, agency, actor, establishment, dogma, doctrine, axiom, sacred cow, and icon of the Global Revolutionary State.

I advise you all to do the same. Because if it's one thing these smug, sincere, self-worshiping little Stalins can't bear, it's having the Kulaks laughing at their mustaches. Go to the Gulag with a smirk on your face and YOU WIN.

And when the devil hath seen that they have set so little by him, after certain essays, made in such times as he thought most fitting, he hath given that temptation quite over. And this he doth not only because the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked, but also lest, with much tempting the man to the sin to which he could not in conclusion bring him, he should much increase his merit. -- Saint Thomas More, Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1553),Book Two, Section XVI.

Until then, remember: all Winston Smith had to do in order to defeat Big Brother was scream MORE RATS.

Be seeing you

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Rifle ammunition prices were steady or lower with .308 ammunition continuing to post a modest price increase, while pistol ammunition was unchanged to lower.

Prices for used weapons of all categories for private sale were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, .34 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: BluCore Shooting Center, P&G Performance, reloaded, .35 per round (+.01 each from last week)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, Ultramax, reloaded, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, store brand, reloaded, .28 per round (-.04 each from last week)

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.03 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, BVAC, Reloaded, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Battle Bag Ammo, Reloaded, .24 per round (Unchanged)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each ( +.12 each over previous four weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Goose Island Sales, Armscor, .42 per round
Cheapest Bulk: No Listing

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.02 each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire USA, Monarch, steel cased, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .23 per round (Last Week: -.09 each )

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: +.11 each (after -.21 over five weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Goose Island Sales, No Label, steel cased, .61 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Prvi Partizan, .60 per round (+.04 from Last Week)

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each ( After unchanged previous Five Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .26 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .25 per round (Unchanged from Last Week)

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (Five Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Fast, Eley Target, .10 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila, .12 per round (+.04 from last week after -.06 each over previous two weeks)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $823 Last Week Avg: $670
California: American tactical Imports AR-15: $720
Texas: DPMS: $1,000
New York: CMMG M-4: $900
Virgina: Palmetto State Armory: $800
Florida: Stag Arms: $695

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,228 Last Week Avg: $1,264
California: Sig Sauer M716 Patrol: $1,240
Texas: Armalite AR-10 $1,100
New York: Sig Sauer M716 Patrol: $1,600
Virginia: Smith & Wesson MP-10: $1,500 (Prolly Same gun, lower price)
Florida: DPMS Sportical: $799

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $750 Last Week Avg: $665
California: Draco: $950
Texas: WASR: $750
New York: Saiga: $750 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Polish AKS: $650
Florida: WASR: $650

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,192 Last Week Avg: $1,256
California: Romak PSL: $1,650 (Same Gun)
Texas: Romak PSL: $1,100
New York: None
Virginia: NODAK (Custom Build): $817 (Same Gun)
Florida: Romak: $1,200

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $514 Last Week Avg: $503
California: Rock Island Armory: $475
Texas: Para Ordnance (Stainless): $650
New York: Regent R200SS (Stainless): $400 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Rock Island Armory: $495
Florida: Norinco 1911: $550

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $463 Last Week Avg: $459

California: Kahr CW9 (w/ night sights): $450
Texas: Glock 26: $460
New York: Glock 19: $405 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Glock 19: $450
Florida: Glock 26: $550

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $455 Last Week Avg: $480*
California: Smith & Wesson: $500
Texas: Smith & Wesson: $450
New York: Glock 22: $475
Virginia: Kahr CW40: $450
Florida: Glock 22: $400

*Average price listed last week was erroneous

Used Gun of the Week: (From Virginia) (Classic EBR, even says so on the gun!)

Springfield M1A SOCOM II chambered in .308 NATO

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com


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