Function, meet form. Form, function.

Thinking a little more about this post, (thanks for the FB mention, Grant!), having look/feel be part of gun-buying decision is not a bad thing at all, because it means that gun culture is treating guns as part of our everyday life.

An example.

I’ve been car-shopping for a while now, and I’ve settled on either a Honda Civic SI, a Ford Focus ST or a Volkswagen GTI. Why? Because all three are sporty, fun to drive and have four doors so I can stuff the kids in the back seat.

Please note that practicality was in third place.

If I were doing this as a purely rational decision, I’d be looking at a small minivan or a Honda Fit or something that Consumer Reports would recommend as being safe, boring, reliable and gets good gas mileage.

Like my current Honda Civic hybrid, the car that I want to replace.

So I’m willing to compromise a decision on a mechanical device that I’ve entrusted with the safety of myself and my family and let things like looks, performance and how it makes me feel cloud my judgement.

Man, am I a bad person or what?

Bug, meet windshield. Windshield, bug.

See this? This had all the makings of a fun little range trip…


… right up when I got twelve rounds into the Dot Torture, whereupon my extractor blew into an even half-dozen pieces, ending the things right then and there.

And I was 12/12 on the DT at the time, too. Sonuva…

Maybe I shoulda stayed in bed…

After all, the whole point of Jihad is to DIE for Islam…

… and it looks like ISIS picked the right place to do just that: Phoenix is on their “Kill List” of cities.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk.

According to the publication, ISIS urges followers and sympathizers in the U.S. to kill the servicemen. Specific personnel on the list are largely from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy – branches of the country’s military that have conducted massive air strikes against ISIS.

I’m guessing they’ll be targeting Luke AFB, out there on the west side of Phoenix.

So they’ll have to get through the coyotes and chollos of Maryvale, through the rednecks in Glendale, and then, and only then, do they get to test their luck against Air Force security personnel at the gate.

Not to mention that the Sheriff has a tank.

Good luck with that.