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

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I Found Ted Kennedy's Safe!.

A while back I fisked Sen. Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy's Senate testimony on "armor piercing" ammunition. During his oration on the evils of such ammunition, he let loose with this unforgettable utterance:
Another rifle caliber, the 30.30 caliber, was responsible for penetrating three officers' armor and killing them in 1993, 1996, and 2002. This ammunition is also capable of puncturing light-armored vehicles, ballistic or armored glass, armored limousines, even a 600-pound safe with 600 pounds of safe armor plating.
Er, what??

I've always wondered where that particular non sequitur came from. Now I think I know. Watch this YouTube video (the sound goes out of time with the image towards the end)

Pay particular attention starting about 6:45. That's when they shoot a "600 pound safe."

Suffice it to say, they weren't using a .30-30, and the ammunition they were using wasn't manufactured by Hi-Vel. Nor can your average civilian purchase Mk 211 Mod 0 .50 BMG rounds.

Not that that made any difference to (hic!) Teddy.

Or the VPC for that matter.

(h/t: Sebastian)

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