Preparing for Pelosi

Posted: Oct 18, 2006 12:01 AM
Preparing for Pelosi

Recently, someone asked me whether the prospect of a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives would affect my future firearms purchases. The answer is an emphatic “yes.” Although it won’t affect the number of unnecessary gun purchases I make – that number will remain ridiculously high – it will affect the types of guns I buy.

Before the recent poll numbers indicating a possible change in leadership - in both the House and Senate - I was focusing strictly on gun purchases designed to improve my versatility as a hunter. Since people often call from around the country to invite me hunting I always have to be prepared to take anything from the smallest squirrel to the largest grizzly bear. Now, I’m thinking a lot more about tactical and self-defense models.

To be sure, Pelosi would love to see something like the Clinton “assault rifle ban” of 1994 put into place early in her tenure as Speaker Pelosi. (It really hurts to write those last two words!). But in order for that to happen, two things will need to take place. She’ll need a Democratic Senate majority and a Democratic President. Needless to say, both of those things cannot happen for over two more years.

So I’m preparing now for a worst-case scenario by setting aside about five thousand dollars to be spent on weapons and accessories that may well be targeted by future Democratic leaders. There’s a strong possibility that all of those funds will be spent on products made by the fine folks at Springfield Armory.

First and foremost, I plan to stock up on 13-round magazines for my main home and car defense weapon – the .45 ACP XD by Springfield. These magazines will be almost as rare as a feminist orgasm if the Democrats take over. After that issue is resolved, the fun will really begin with my next rifle purchase. It will be an easy choice, given what I’ve heard about the Loaded Standard M1A Rifle.

This gun fires the highly accurate and powerful .308 Winchester round. It comes equipped with a ten-round detachable magazine but don’t even think about buying this gun without getting a few 20-round pre-ban magazines, too. This is really the ultimate survival gun for those who refuse to relinquish responsibility for their safety to the local, state, and federal government.

After I break in my new M1A Rifle, I plan to expand my collection of .45 ACPs with a 1911-A1 Micro Compact by Springfield. Needless to say, this light and compact weapon is the ultimate gun for those with concealed carry permits. The fact that it comes direct from the factory with Novak night sights is also a real plus. If you are stranded by the side of the road with this gun in your pocket no one will know you have it until it’s too late. The combination of the night sights and the .45 ACP power will be too much for almost any predator.

Make absolutely certain you purchase this gun with the optional light rail (XML min-light included) for an extra $66. This is the kind of option that will likely come under fire if the Democrats take over.

Finally, I want to top off this round of new additions by adding a new 1911 Lightweight Operator in .45 ACP. The gun - in addition to being absolutely gorgeous – is equipped with a light rail, which will allow you to use your XML mini-light on more than one firearm. The five-inch barrel will make the Operator my most accurate .45 ACP and should replace the XD as the home defense weapon (and relegate the latter to full-time car duty). This gun, also equipped with factory Novak night sights, has an MSRP of $1253.

Getting started on this new spending spree may be the only positive thing about a potential Democratic Congressional takeover. For those who noticed, I’ve still got a budget of over $500 after adding these three news gems. The balance of course, will have to go towards a new gun safe. The Adams office is getting a little cluttered these days.