Day By Day


  • Forrest Higgs

    Brilliant! 😀

  • BlaxPac

    Holy Night, I loved Sams reply.

    Makes the case short, sweet and efficenly…just LIKE an engineer.

  • Pamela

    Being Frisky? When did they start serving cat food at 1600?
    Part of Moochii’s new school lunch menu maybe…

    I’ll take some of those 12s for Valentines Day.
    Never cared for diamonds at all, but those are real shiny pretty.

  • Messkit

    “…high explosive HE…” is redundant.

    Should be “…high explosive AP…”, for anti-personnel.

    ….jus sayin.

    • H_B

      I love this one.

      • H_B

        Comment went in the wrong place =P.

        AP is antipersonnel…except when it’s Armor Piercing.

        • pyrodice

          I was about to say, I knew it as armor-piercing. 🙂

    • David E

      Looked up the FRAG-12 ammo, experimental stuff, has three variants, HE, HE-Armor Piercing and HE-Anti Personnel. All covered under GCA-68 and the infamous Hughes Amendment, so some fancy footwork is needed for these to be legal for Zed to have – his creds as a federal agent be good enough?

      • JTC

        @David E, “All covered under GCA-68…”

        Specific cites on that?

        • Tom Z

          Likely covered under explosive device.

          • eon

            They would be defined as “any other destructive device”, and subject to the same licensing ad transfer tax procedure as, for instance, a live round for an AT rocket launcher, or a live hand grenade.

            Of course, as stated, a foreign diplomatic legation is defined as foreign soil for the purposes of the Act, and as such there is no controlling authority.

            Also, right now ATF is snowed under processing licenses for sound suppressors, mainly for pest-control rifles.

            Although, at the rate The One is going, if Hillary! succeeds him as he wishes (?), they are apt to find that at about ten minutes past noon on 19 Jan 2017, the entire state of Texas might suddenly be “foreign soil”.

            It’s not like it hasn’t happened before. Ask General and President Antonio Lopez’ de Santa Anna (1795-1876).

            clear ether


          • JTC

            Thanks Tom Z and eon, but I was looking for specific definitions and cites, and this is as close as I can find:

            “ATF was recently asked if .50 caliber or smaller exploding rifle ammunition is exempt as “small arms ammunition” under the Federal explosives laws and regulations.

            In general, firearms ammunition is an “explosive” because it typically contains smokeless powder and other explosive materials. However, 18 U.S.C. § 845 generally exempts small arms ammunition and components thereof from the provisions of 18 U.S.C., Chapter 40. ATF has long held that the term “small arms ammunition” pertains to .50 caliber or smaller rifle or handgun ammunition, as well as certain shotgun ammunition. Further, under 27 CFR 555.11, ATF has defined “ammunition” in part, as “small arms ammunition or cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or smokeless propellants designed for use in small arms…” Accordingly, .50 caliber or smaller rifle ammunition containing only smokeless powder, primers, and other items specifically listed as components of small arms ammunition, is exempt from the Federal explosives laws and regulations.

            In contrast, bullets containing other
            pyrotechnic mixtures or high explosives (e.g., exploding ammunition, tracer ammunition, and “spotter” ammunition), do not meet the definition of “ammunition” under 27 CFR 555.11, and therefore are not exempt as small arms ammunition. Persons engaged in the business of manufacturing .50 caliber or smaller ammunition containing explosive materials other than smokeless propellants or other listed components designed for use in small arms must have a license to manufacture explosive materials and abide by all other requirements imposed on licensed explosives manufacturers, unless subject to a separate exemption identified under 18 U.S.C. § 845 (e.g., manufacture by the U.S. military). Likewise, persons acquiring such ammunition must have a license or permit unless otherwise exempt (e.g., a government entity).

            Further, such ammunition would be considered “ammunition” under the Federal firearms laws, 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(A), and any such projectiles with more than ¼ oz. of explosive or incendiary charge would be subject to the National Firearms Act as “missiles,” 26 U.S.C. 5845(f)(1)(D).”

            IOW, an FFL can “register” by doing a fed form 4587 and paying the extortion of $250 per year, as an importer of items and ammo of this nature, within the limits of the above, beyond which NFA designation kicks in incurring the requirement for form 5630 and paying the “Special Occupation Tax”, just as for machine guns, etc.

            Clear as mud? Exactly. Maybe the commenter above has the right idea to create a foreign embassy encompassing the whole state of Texas, but why stop there? Draw a line around about the bottom-right quarter of the country and make it one big embassy; might as well, I haven’t felt like this was my country in quite a few years now.

      • Sam B

        No need to invoke anything other than Argentine sovereignty. US laws such as GCA-68 are null and void on the DD.


  • H_B

    I love this one.

  • JTC


    Based on what the dude in the vid said about cost, that represents some serious change; things must be jumpin’ at the club!

    Or maybe Red and Naomi have been combining their engineering/fabrication/ballistics skills? Whatever, stockpiles are a priority, more so every day. Speaking of which, wonder what 0’s expanding BATFE brigade has to say or do about ‘splody cartridges, anybody know how they’re classified? Guessing NFA as a grenade or “exploding missle”…irrelevant on embassy property, but inquiring minds want to know about availability, cost, etc…

    • JTC

      Oh, and…”gay gestapo fuckup”…awesome all-inclusive description!

      • Jon


    • JTC

      Although “before Obama tries being frisky” indicates concern of a lack of embassy protections, or that it will be ignored just like the rest of this admin’s disregard of Constitutional provisions.

      And it’s already too late, this little slideshow of DOJ and ATF “final determinations” is brand new, planned to coincide with what is no doubt a long-planned and very cooperatively implemented set of “executive orders” and actions.

      It’s on, y’all.

    • B Woodman

      Who said anything about The DD paying for it? Or Naomi paying for it? It COULD be a (five finger?) discount? Possibly a “gift” from the Israeli government in an act of enlightened self interest. Or a gift from Bibi himself as a poke in the eye to O’Bozo (diplomatic pouch, one embassy to another).

    • Tom Z

      “wonder what 0’s expanding BATFE brigade has to say or do about ‘splody cartridges, anybody know how they’re classified?”
      Likely explosive devices.

  • Spin Drift


    I say this for every red blooded American male, “I Love Sam.”

    Molon Labe
    Lock and Load
    Cowboy Up

  • Otto Didact

    Reckon smearing lard on the tip of the projectilewould interfere with the function?

    • B Woodman

      Not necessarily. Just consider it a light coat of lube. Lard lube. Help some jihadiast find his/her way to hell.

      • PaulS

        They are headed to Hell regardless. What needs to be done is let them know that trace amounts of lard have been added to all munitions, so their options for religious murder become more limited.

      • Hungry Joe

        Having been a Civil War re-enactor, I can tell you that Crisco (in place of lard) on a cap and ball pistol is one hell of a clean-up job afterwards. Plus the smell of bacon makes you hungry.
        Just shoot the wogs and put a football in their dying hands.

  • Morris

    Sam’s comeback is PERFECT 😛

  • Tim Moyer

    I’m with Spin Drift on that!!!

  • interventor

    When Rohmer’s Brown Shirts were destroyed, Himmler absorbed many into the Gestapo. French referred to those as Gestapette — Tapette being nasty Frog slang for gay.

    • eon

      Ernst Rohm, actually. Not to be confused with Sax Rohmer, real name Arthur Sarsfield Ward, and author of the Fu Manchu and Su-Muru novels.



  • Blue Quasar

    Yeah, that last panel is cherry.

  • John M.

    “Gay Gestapo” is kind of a mouthful… Why not just “Gaystapo?”

  • jackdeth72


    “Overkill is Underrated.”

    *Colonel Hannibal Smith: ‘The A-Team’*

  • Tiger Tomcat

    Maxim #37: “There is no overkill. There is only open fire, and I need reload.”

    • Bill Harzia

      “Keep firing until the target changes shape or catches fire.” Saw that while chasing links around the ‘Net one day.

      • Gyro

        I told my wife “keep firing until they quit twitching.” Of course, with the collectible Black Talon rounds I have in the home defense weapon they won’t quit twitchin’ until you quit firing…

  • Oh yes, I would love me a box full of those!

  • clayusmcret

    AMEN, Sam. Amen.

  • Dread

    Meanwhile, back at the east coast funny farm we call Washington, the city prepares to receive the nation’s first communist dictator partnership, Bill and Hillary. America’s version of France’s Louis and Marie. I’m wondering how the USA’s emerging Sharia Law, will reconcile with their personal proclivities. What Interesting times we live in.

    • interventor

      You insult the French monarch with that comparison.

    • Gyro

      Anyone who has spent time in Saudi understands the two faced nature of the society. Sex slaves and the free flow of alcohol is just fine for the ruling class, the regular proles get beheaded and have their lips sewn shut.

  • Uffdaphil

    A wife who gives you primo ammo, can rebuild a hemi, and looks like Sam? Any one of those could make me a happy hubby.

    • Unca Walt

      AND RUNS A BAR!!

      • Malatrope

        Well, she is Chris’s fantasy female!

  • 'TreHammer

    I love this cartoon! The envelope gets pushed a little more each time. The possibilities!!!

  • Bill G

    Love it all. As an aside, I’m just waiting for Our Beloved Leaders to decide they need to add sugar and salt to the limited-access material now under ATFE jurisdiction.
    A little rearrangement and it will be SAFEST, the organization designed to protect you from yourself. No one else, of course, but hey…once someone kills you off because you can’t defend yourself they’ll be right there to botch an investigation.

  • PaulS

    “A wish”? Hmmm, that’s a tough one.
    A target worthy of the round, that would make a damn bit of difference.
    Or a Sam oriented wish, but that seems to be redundancy.

    • GWB

      Correct response:
      “Only thing I could wish for more than I have now is two of you. And I’m not sure I would survive.”

  • Pamela

    As an aside, I take it the the title of this particular strip has nothing to do with balloons. Great care must be taken when issuing such an invitation as “Blow Me”. Never know who or what might ask for delivery.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks