JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-stupid-is-this.html (15 comments)

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jsid-1188537933-579293  triticale at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 05:25:33 +0000

Poodle shooter.

jsid-1188559271-579309  EAF at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:21:11 +0000

This school has had a "Utility Rifle" course for years. His "AR15" course is called S.L.R.(Self Loading Rifle) / Patrol Rifle Course.



This course is designed to teach rifle marksmanship. Hunters, those involved in practical rifle competitions and those who wish to learn a possibly life saving skill will benefit from this course.

This course is designed for bolt action, single shot, some types of lever actions, and some particular semi-autos. Rifles are to be chambered from .223 to 30.06. Open sight, scopes, or ghost ring sight may be used but the course is primarily for scoped rifles. Rifle should have a proper shooting sling.

Topics covered will include:

* Nomenclature
* Proper cleaning
* Mounting scope
* Eye relief
* Parallax
* Shooting positions
* Use of sling
* Trigger control
* Ballistic theory
* Moving target engagement

Before trainee arrives he must be able to “operate” the bolt or lever without removing the butt from the shoulder.


* Notebook - (data)
* Bolt gun
* 350 rounds
* Shooting sling
* Bipod
* Binoculars
* Eye & ear protection
* Shooting mat
* Sandbag - 2 small
* Knee & elbow pads
* Hat
* Cleaning kit

2 days


jsid-1188563407-579310  mal at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:30:07 +0000

Well, General Purpose is probably the best term, but that is too hard to say conveniently....so then it must become the G.P....and since we're already there...why not the Jeep Rifle?

jsid-1188565388-579313  Thibodeaux at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:03:08 +0000

How about: "Rifle."

jsid-1188566051-579314  Yosemite Sam at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:14:11 +0000

"but every time I hear the word "Homeland" (as in "Dept. of Homeland Security") I expect to see people in black leather trench coats and knee-boots clicking their heels and giving stiff-arm salutes."

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Where in the hell did this homeland crap come from anyway?

All my life the term used was domestic to refer to the United States and then, after Sep. 11, it's homeland this and homeland that.

Homeland is a direct translation of the German word Heimat. The home of the German Volk. Is this really a term we want to use in this country?

jsid-1188570465-579320  Russell at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:27:45 +0000

How about 'Boomstick'?

jsid-1188571907-579324  Jeff Dege at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:51:47 +0000

Personally, I like "Evil Black Rifle".

jsid-1188573892-579330  1894C at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:24:52 +0000

I' with Jeff on this one.

Evil Black Rifle/ EBR

Let the panty waist GFWs worry about how scary a name is.

I don't much care for the AR-15 pattern rifle but I'm considering buying one BECAUSE GFWs find them scary.


jsid-1188575603-579341  Bob at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:53:23 +0000

I've collected all kinds of older style rifles and pistols for years. Never had any interest in the "newer" stuff until awhile back I purchased a "poodle shooter". Hey, they are cool, and highly configurable! Who woulda thunk?

Utility Rifle, EBR, Boomstick... No matter what we call them, the GFW community will manage to twist it into something to suit their mission.

jsid-1188583167-579354  Jay G at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:59:27 +0000

"Utility Rifle, EBR, Boomstick... No matter what we call them, the GFW community will manage to twist it into something to suit their mission."

Bingo. We could call them "Cute & Fuzzy Bunny Rifles" and before you know it the Bradys'll have all sorts of headlines about those eeevil C&FBRs and how no one NEEEEEDS a cute & fuzzy bunny rifle...

jsid-1188586017-579359  DirtCrashr at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:46:57 +0000

"Rabid Wolverine Dispatcher"...? I'm not too keen on the Der Heimatland and associated "lebensraum" nomenclature either - but it's a semiauto rifle or a carbine as far as I can tell.
"Varmint gun" would work except among the x-treme SPCA'ers and other rabid Animal-Rightists.
We could go all youth-movement sportz and call it the "X-treme Utility Boomstick?"

jsid-1188586381-579361  geekWithA.45 at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:53:01 +0000

Granted, large segments of the public just aren't ready for the bald statement that "there's nothing wrong with civilian posession of machine guns", and so it's best not to do the macho flash thing, but at the same time, we should make no apologies for the military pedigree or utility of our arms. If we do, we risk the appearance of conceding, and morphing 2A into a sporting purposes guarantee, rather than the guarantee of a militarily credible civil population.

jsid-1188593201-579373  Leon at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:46:41 +0000

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

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jsid-1188594209-579375  Kevin Baker at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:03:29 +0000


Thanks for the kind words, but you're sorta the Jehovah's Witness knocking at the wrong door, since I'm an atheist (note the small "a.")

jsid-1188950277-579622  DirtCrashr at Tue, 04 Sep 2007 23:57:57 +0000

"Varmint Gun" would still apply to the political application... All my guns are old military-pedigree guns, except for the 1913 Olympic target pistol and the A-5 shotgun...

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