This isn’t a surprise. Alaska is generally rated as one of the top two most gun-friendly states in the Union, the other being Arizona (for now). The common statement made about the two states is “…if you like target shooting and competition, go to Arizona; if you like to hunt, go to Alaska.” I can see the thought behind that. Here in the Great Land, even the hippies have guns, and the most common motivation out here in the hinterlands seems to be keeping the freezer stocked and keeping critters away from your vegetable patch and the chickens.
I don’t really have a good feel for where this is going, though, in part because I haven’t done a lot of reading about it. The “pistol brace” thing isn’t something I’ve ever looked into, as it just doesn’t effect me, but with this moving forward, I can see I’m going to have to do some more reading. All of these things are tied in, of course, to the changing landscape that is the Second Amendment today, and I do know this case has the potential to yank the reins hard on the BATFE – and that’s a good thing.
On To the Links!
RIP Raquel Welch. One of the hottest ever.
Want to buy an armored car? No, but if I could find a WW2 halftrack in good working order, that would be cool.
The value added by wearing a mask. Hint: None.
At what cost? Why does nobody ever ask that question?
An ancient Roman dildo. Yes, really.
MSBNC’s Wajahat Ali is an idiot. (See the pattern?)
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
I’m still on my classical music binge, so before I return to my usual old rock & roll cultural edification I’d like to bring one more (for now) bit I really enjoy. This is a 2016 performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no.1, by the Israel Philharmonic. This performance features the lovely and truly talented Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and the immortal conductor Zubin Mehta – on his 80th birthday. Enjoy.