Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Jumped the Gun a Bit (so to Speak).

My wife and I got our taxes done today. Between the home refinance, medical expenses, and various and sundry other incidentals, our "non-interest-bearing payroll savings plan" bore considerably more fruit than I had expected. In celebration, I got to buy another firearm!

One of my more recent purchases was my S&W Model 25 Mountain Gun, chambered in .45 Colt. I've wanted a companion lever gun chambered in the same round. I got it today.

We went to what my wife refers to as "Caveman's Warehouse" - the local Sportman's Warehouse that opened (very) near my house recently. Back at the gun counter, I asked if they had any lever guns chambered in .45LC. The counterman handed me a very nice Henry Big Boy, but it was about $650, which is more than I was willing to pay. Then he said, "I think there's a Winchester 94 in the back. Let me go look." Sure enough, there was. A manager, he said, had his eye on it, but hadn't put it on layaway. It was a "Legacy" version, with a 24" barrel, curved pistol grip, etc. In fact, it looks just like this:

(Click for super-size.) It has an MSRP of $497. Caveman's Warehouse wanted $399.

It came home with me! Looks like I bought my BAG day gun a month early. Or my birthday present a couple of days late.

Oops!

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