Saturday, June 27, 2020

This Is Your Urban Defense Briefing

For those enough salty enough to remember the '60s live, it goes by the period reference:

Do unto others. 
Then split.

Hanging around to answer stupid questions is a sucker move, and only liable to fill the D.A.'s dance card - with your name.

Don't be That Guy.

You should have a brass catcher mounted already.
Eff Off. At a slow but determined walking pace.

Everyone remembers the guy running.
No one looks twice at the Grey Man walking away.

Word to Claire Wolfe*:

It's getting pretty damned close to that "Time to shoot the bastards".
Just saying.

*(Misremembered. Fixed. Mea culpa.)


Night driver said...

Ahhh, boss!?
Isn't that Clare Wolfe's line???

Unless Sara has been quoting her....

Night Driver

SecessionIsTheAnswer said...

Isn't that quote from Claire Wolfe?

Aesop said...

Yep. Remembered on my own, and fixed, then saw both comments.
It's amazing how your mind will fix a problem in your sleep, and let you know when you wake up.

Bee Ess said...

I think the takeaway from is that you have GOOD readers. (present company possibly excluded)

Greg said...

Yes, and I have Claire's books from long ago. Deeply regret the passing of Loompanics books. And I believe it's almost time Claire.
And if not a brass catcher, what about alcohol wiped, nitrile gloved, meticulously print free brass?

Night driver said...

Or at least SOME of us don't have the SAOAFR problem...

(Situational Awareness of a fucking rock)

. said...

A few cheap makeshift disposable .22 suppressors may be a handy item to have in the near future.

Might I recommend Aguila SSS ammo, if your pistol or rifle will feed and shoot them accurately. They really want a 1 - 10 twist for best accuracy; however, even keyholing, they're accurate enough at 50 ft or less. And even without a suppressor, they're quieter than CCI Mini-Mags.

Nick Flandrey said...

Not a bad idea in case one gets away, but one of the forensic tests it looking at the marks the firing pin/striker/what have you makes on the primer, where it hits relative to center, if there are any distinctive scratches, etc.

Same for the ejector scratches.

I'm no expert, but maybe add cycling the rounds thru a dozen times, maybe even different guns?

The traditional answer is to make sure they can never match the gun to the fired round by not keeping the gun around.

It's also my understanding that it's not as clear and easy to do as the TV shows would have you believe. They're more likely to just "find child porn" on your computer or phone and lock you up of sweat you for that...*


*see also the dead guy in Vegas's brother...

Michael said...

Given how many folks I know that *think* shutting off that Government Approved Tracking Device AKA Cell Phone prevents them from being tracked in Real Time (tm) I suspect that between I-Phones, loud mouth friends and family members betrayal that *forensic" evidence is almost secondary.

Fingerprints, latent fingerprints that half assed glove use leaves and DNA material we leave behind from breathing and skin flakes would be mostly limited to important folks deaths.

Most blue hives are VERY Electronic Surveillance AND full of "Karen's" that delight in reporting Bad Think-Bad Behavior with out a reward system. BTW communists are always willing to offer Good Citizen Awards (like extra food or money) so be aware.

The British lost the American revolution because they thought it a "Military Affair" and a whiff of grape shot would quell the revolt. They FAILED to control the Media of the day and thus LOST the Populations support as stories of THEIR Atrocities angered Joe 6 pack and family. Today as I see it WE are the British here. Far too many of us think a "Whiff of grapeshot" would stop the situation. The Socialist-Democrats OWN the Media and thus even Trump supporters are being demoralized by the constant propaganda.

Grid failure would end the Electronic Surveillance-Media state BUT current population of the USA is around 330 million. Pre-electricity grid 1890 population was 62 million and it wasn't for lack of large families. It was less effective medical care, and mostly all people the food system could support.

Do the math and count noses around you to see how many will be dead with in a week or so of grid down. Electricity is critical in water pumping (How many days until dead eh?) water PURIFICATION (bad water same situation as NO Water) Communications-refrigeration-fuel production and even the credit system that as a former Trucker was critical to pay for all that fuel and food etc. as I drove across America every week carrying EVERYTHING you buy.

It's a bad situation anyway you look at it. Think before you act.