Saturday, 02 March

11:55

Via Rolf from at least six years ago:

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Quote of the Day

The technology is based on a specially designed molecule of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that changes shape when it comes into contact with sunlight.

It shape-shifts into an ‘energy-rich isomer’ – a molecule made up of the same atoms but arranged together in a different way. The isomer can then be stored in liquid form for later use when needed, such as at night or in the depths of winter.

A catalyst releases the saved energy as heat while returning the molecule to its original shape, ready to be used again.

Over the years, researchers have refined the system to the point that it is now possible to store the energy for an incredible 18 years.

The Swedish researchers sent their unique molecule, loaded with solar energy, to colleagues at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. There the energy was released and converted into electricity using the generator they had developed.

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Perjury

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:50, Saturday, 02 March

 I was a cop for 37 years.  I spent a lot of time in a courtroom. I have testified in hundreds of felony cases and several civil cases.  I never lied to the court, in any regard.  Not the smallest white lie.  It was too important that my testimony be absolutely verifiable truth. Not only for the wider moral principle, but because if I was ever caught in a lie, it would damage every case prior that I had testified in. 

During my testimony, there were times when I had to admit that I bade a mistake; that I botched it. We are all human and we all make mistakes.  Yet, it is important to make those admissions to protect the veracity of prior testimony.  Because, if you are ever unveiled as a liar, everything that you testified to prior can be called into question.

I'm sure that you all have been following the debacle that is unfolding in Georgia, where the prosecutor Fani Willis may have perjured herself during a recent hearing about her relationship with her paramour. It may seem a little thing to worry about when an affair began, but the answer hinges on veracity.  If the Court rules that she lied about this, then every case ...

Mad Cow Disease

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:59, Friday, 01 March

Rachel Maddow SO Scared of the Right and Free Speech She Brings Analyst on to Push CENSORSHIP [More] This is my shocked face. [Via Michael G]

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Anchors Away

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:53, Friday, 01 March

What are the odds she’ll grow up to vote Republican? [Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Sub-Performing Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:41, Friday, 01 March

NYC subway violence surge comes after police patrols plummeted to levels not seen since de Blasio administration [More] One glance at this and I gotta side with Tommy Lee. [Via bondmen]

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Kraken Central

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:34, Friday, 01 March

Due to the irregularity of this current 2020 Presidential Election, this is a crowdsourcing tool for organizing anomalies and legal issues. Our desire is that more of the election process would be made transparent so there would be unquestionable confidence in our voting systems. [More] I really don’t mean to sound negative about a potentially … Continue reading "Kraken Central"

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We’re the Only Ones Instrumental Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:29, Friday, 01 March

Hours after he posted the joke, a SWAT team descended on Bailey’s Louisiana home. According to court documents, officers with guns drawn ordered Bailey to his knees. He was placed in handcuffs, told he was under arrest, and instructed that his next Facebook post should tell readers “not to f*** with the Police.” [More] The … Continue reading "We’re the Only Ones Instrumental Enough"

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None Dare Call It Treason

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:20, Friday, 01 March

Texas Law Allowing Police to Arrest, Deport Illegal Immigrants Blocked by Federal Judge [More] Ezra’s the same senile Reagan appointee who ruled against Cargill on bump stocks. [Via bondmen]

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Obama Judge Cooper Shows Big ‘But’

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:11, Friday, 01 March

Cooper wrote that he “recognizes the paramount importance of a free press in our society” and the critical role of confidential sources in investigative journalism. But the judge said the court “also has its own role to play in upholding the law and safeguarding judicial authority.” [More] I know Mike and I were committed to … Continue reading "Obama Judge Cooper Shows Big ‘But’"

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Do You Believe in Magic?

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:03, Friday, 01 March

WAYNE ROOT: “Do You Believe in Miracles?” Something Supernatural is Happening with President Trump. We are All Witnessing “The Trump Miracle.” [More] Wayne Root? The running mate for the Lautenberg Amendment supporter? I’m not seeing an advantage to confirming cult status. If he does manage to get elected again, I don’t want unquestioning devotees, I … Continue reading "Do You Believe in Magic?"

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We’re the Only Ones Porcine Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:41, Friday, 01 March

Georgia city apologizes to man arrested for holding a ‘God Bless the Homeless Vets’ sign at city hall [More] One question: Does the authoritarian swine still have his snout in the public trough? [Via WiscoDave]

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Revolution Complete

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:33, Friday, 01 March

Joe Biden’s White House Begins Referring to Illegal Aliens as ‘Newcomers’ [More] Perfect. [Via Michael G]

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Mexican President Mocks Texas Efforts to Secure Border … [More] While Mexico sues U.S. gun makers in an attempt to destroy them and choke the supply of arms to Americans. At what point do our “leaders” start treating a corrupt hostile foreign power like a corrupt hostile foreign power, instead of empowering them to step … Continue reading "Mexico Pointing and Laughing with One Hand, Holding Out the Other"

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A Prohibited Person

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:13, Friday, 01 March

He faces charges of four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, owning or possessing a gun as a prohibited person, 12 counts of discharging a gun where a person might be endangered, and violation of probation. [More] There oughta be a law… [Via Steve T]

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His Name was Duncan Lemp

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:30, Friday, 01 March

…Duncan Lemp was wrongly killed in his own bedroom thanks to the same policies that President Biden champions for the nation. [More] I’m not often left with nothing to add, but the brilliant writer James Bovard has pretty much said it all here. This is the evil we face at the personal level from “our … Continue reading "His Name was Duncan Lemp"

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We’re the Only Ones Pathetic Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:54, Friday, 01 March

Jean Pierre Toussaint asked a federal judge to look at him, not as a criminal, but as a father of four and someone who had served Broward County for four years [and] “a very good person who made a mistake.” [More] The whiny, choice-minimizing excuse-maker should have thought of the lifelong effects on his children … Continue reading "We’re the Only Ones Pathetic Enough"

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Shoring Up the Swamp

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:41, Friday, 01 March

John Cornyn announces he’s running for Senate GOP leader [More] Exactly what we DON’T need. Everybody seems to know it but these guys. [Via Jess]

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Bench Pressing

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:35, Friday, 01 March

James O’Keefe gets Judge Arthur Engoron on camera. [More] The old commie ought to be in irons instead of pumping it. [Via Jess]

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A Sternly-Worded Letter

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:18, Friday, 01 March

Maybe one of these days such letters will include “Who the hell do you think you are and under what legitimate Constitutionasl authority do you dare to even insert your subversive @$$ into private sales of arms between American citizens?” followed with an order to immediately surrender himself for trial. [Via Jess]

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The Rules of War

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:01, Friday, 01 March

US Defense Secretary issues chilling warning on NATO’s looming war with Russia [More] and Revealed: how Putin plans to flood West with migrants [More] The important thing is,  this has nothing to do with that “single issue.” And I have that on good authority. Besides, look on our works, ye mighty, and despair. And sorry, ration books won’t include … Continue reading "The Rules of War"

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Common Thread on Invasion, Guns

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:30, Friday, 01 March

A federal judge is upholding new Arizona laws that would require registered voters to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order for their votes to be counted. [More] Why is this even an issue? Who but a genocidal dom…Demestic enemy would be against that? And how many who would have it otherwise are “gun sense … Continue reading "Common Thread on Invasion, Guns"

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A comment left under my latest AmmoLand piece on the couple victimized by latter-day “pirates of the Caribbean”: In an effort to travel to Puerto Rico with my weapon, I have thought of boating there. That is why I contacted my state: Keith DavisDeputy Commissioner, OperationsDepartment of Public SafetyJackson, Mississippi I did this to secure … Continue reading "‘The Good Seaman Weathers the Storm He Cannot Avoid and Avoids the Storm He Cannot Weather’"

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08:55

Meteorological Spring

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:00, Saturday, 02 March

Punxsutawney Phil may only be right between thirty-five and forty-one percent of the time, but he frickin' nailed it this year.


It's supposed to possibly get into the seventies tomorrow here in Indianapolis, and it won't even be the first time this year.

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Fingers crossed...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:43, Saturday, 02 March

Looks like it's time to reread Neuromancer. (Just kidding. It's always time to reread Neuromancer.)




The writer of this article confuses the reader by refereing to the people shoat as "victims" . They were the people who intended robbery.

 

PLANT CITY, Fla. — A suspect was arrested after a 14-year-old boy was killed and one other was injured in Plant City early Thursday morning.

The Plant City Police Department said an investigation revealed Abraham Melendez, 22, the victims and others drove to the area of West House Street and Lakewood Avenue around 1 a.m. with the intent of committing a robbery.


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Say a prayer for the gangsta…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:49, Saturday, 02 March

Oh boy, Tobie is in for an adventure this morning. During yesterday’s water run to town Neighbor L saw a notice at the post office for a rabies clinic at the fairgrounds this very morning. Which is weird because on the way to town we talked about how Tobie is overdue on his rabies vaccination and that’s not ideal for a big dog that either runs loose or has been known to break rope. Which Tobie has. It doesn’t need to be anything dramatic like a fight to the death with a rabid wolverine, eating an infected prairie dog will do nicely.

The local livestock vet runs vaccination clinics from time to time though of course I rarely hear about them. The older dogs have been there for shots but Tobie never has. The problem with Tobie is that he’s very friendly – he really loves meeting new people and new dogs but it happens so seldom that he doesn’t know how to behave. He loses his manners and things can go pearshaped when other smaller dogs take offense. So he’s getting his handle collar this morning and we’ll see how it goes.

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Saturday Meme Drop

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 06:30, Saturday, 02 March

 





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05:55

It is an article of faith among some of the ideologically pure libertarians to argue that nothing the government does is legitimately their responsibility or that they add any value to our society.  While there is often merit to these criticisms there are items like this.


2/29/24 SciTech Daily reports on JPL's tracking of an asteroid that came with 1.8 million miles.  While not an immediate hazard, the prospect of a rock several hundred feel across getting close makes me glad that our government operates an office with a title straight out of a Star Trek episode: Planetary Defense Coordination Office.

Tripod Legs

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 01:54, Saturday, 02 March

I mentioned a design problem several weeks ago about how to keep the inner tripod legs from falling out the bottom of the outer legs.  There is enough disparity in the leg dimensions that it would not be a close enough fit to rely on friction.


One of you made a suggestion so elegantly simple that I have abandoned my attempts to machine an all carbon fiber solution.

The inner legs are 3/4" inside square and just a few hundredths inch thick wall.  The outer legs are 1.03" +- .02 inside.  I can buy 1/16" x 24" strips which I will epoxy onto the 3/4" square inner legs.  (This makes the inner leg very close to the inside inner dimension of the outer tube.  I can use thumbs screws at the bottom of the outer leg to lock the inner leg in position.

At the top of the inner leg I will drill a hole large enough for a nylon guitar string.  At the top of the outer leg, another where I will use a stainless steel SHCS to hold the other end of a 24" long guitar string (perhaps a little shorter to make sure the inner leg does not slide out).

The screw at the top of the outer le...

02:55

Preparedness Notes for Saturday — March 2, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Saturday, 02 March

March 2, 1965: The Sound of Music, a film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play, premiered; the movie, which was based on the real-life story of the Trapp family of Austria, was a commercial success and won an Oscar for best picture. On March 2nd, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Today is coincidentally also the birthday of Sam Houston. Today is also the birthday of Moe Berg, an American baseball player and clandestine agent. (He died in 1972.) His biography The Catcher Was a Spy is fascinating reading. And this is the birthday of libertarian economist …

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Liberty Safe HDV-150X Biometric Handgun Vault, by Thomas Christianson

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Saturday, 02 March

I have grandchildren. I love my grandchildren very much. I earnestly desire for them grow up safely and to enjoy a healthy and productive adulthood. I also own handguns. I have other handguns that are entrusted to my care periodically for review. One facet of my strategy for helping my grandchildren grow up safely is keeping handguns and other firearms out of their hands until they are old enough to know how to use them responsibly. I own a full-size gun safe. The gun safe was getting a little full. If I was going to keep my grandchildren safe, then …

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Editors’ Prepping Progress

by Avalanche Lily in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Saturday, 02 March

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make both long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug-out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year.  We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in the Odds ‘n …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Saturday, 02 March

“Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The Lord repented for this: It shall not be, saith the Lord. Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to …

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Friday, 01 March

23:55

Gold Price Forecasting

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 23:51, Friday, 01 March

This is the price of gold forecast from J.P. Morgan on January 17, 2024:

Infographic depicting gold price forecasts for each quarter of 2024 and 2025.

It has not been below $2000 mid December and the asking price today was briefly over $2100. Via Gold Price Today | Gold Spot Price Charts | APMEX®:

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Living in the Future

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 22:19, Friday, 01 March

Very cool!

Scientists Have Created the World’s Smallest, Lightest, and Fastest Fully Functional Micro-Robots (scitechdaily.com)

Two insect-like robots, a mini-bug and a water strider, developed at Washington State University, are the smallest, lightest and fastest fully functional micro-robots ever known to be created.

Such miniature robots could someday be used for work in areas such as artificial pollination, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, micro-fabrication, or robotic-assisted surgery. Reporting on their work in the proceedings of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, the mini-bug weighs in at eight milligrams while the water strider weighs 55 milligrams. Both can move at about six millimeters a second.

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I asked Google’s Gemini the same question Chet asked it a few days ago, “Who runs Boomershoot?” This is today’s answer:

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It also gave me a pop up:

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This, as is known in the software development world, is a hack. The algorithm doesn’t always work, so you kluge something together that works well enough until you can fix the code properly.

The answer is still way behind Microsoft’s Copilot, but it is a big improvement for just a few days o...

Take a Class With Me

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 22:52, Friday, 01 March

 To register for class on NRA Training Website ( NO pay portal there -  just register ) 

( to get past the spam censor A.I., I have removed the letter H from the  HTTPS link so it won't trigger spam, so just add an H to the front of the link and copy and paste into your browser window.)
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20:55

New House

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 20:36, Friday, 01 March

There are 25 potential buyers already lined up for our current house.  It will not close before we close on the new house, so today was spent doing a mortgage application. 


The new house was described as having an XL conditioned crawlspace.  If you do not recognize "conditioned crawlspace," newer houses have crawlspaces that are cooled or heated and are pretty free of dirt and bugs.  This is much nicer if you have need to go under to do repairs.  Been there twice as a teen and do not want to repeat that.

What is XL?  It is about three or four feet of clearance.  A small ladder might be appropriate.  It would also make a tolerable expedient fallout shelter.  Two stories above you and a mass of basalt shielding (the foundation was poured on bedrock) you from the above ground side of the house that is the big radiation threat.  You might not want to spend all day there, but sleep would reduce your exposure quite a bit.

Compensator Face Off - PMM JTTC Dual Comp vs The SIG Spectre CompWelcome back to another face-off review. This week, I wanted to take a look at some of the compensated pistol options on the market. Some of the most popular currently are the SIG Sauer P320 Spectre Comp and the PMM (Parker Mountain Machine) JTTC Dual Compensator. At the surface, both options look remarkably similar but […]

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Ohio Ordnance REAPRYou’re watching and reading TFB’s Photo Of The Day, and we have a belt-fed monster on display. It’s made by Ohio Ordnance Works and REAPR stands for Recoil Enhanced Automatic Precision Rifle. They call it a revolution for modern military general purpose machine guns (GPMG), designed to surpass SOCOM military specifications. The caliber is .338 […]

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TFB Podcast Roundup 118: The March 1st Roundup

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 19:00, Friday, 01 March

0022We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 118. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’ll […]

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17:55

James Reeves is at Panzer Arms’ booth at IWA 2024 to look at the shortest mag-fed shotgun he’s seen in a while: The Panzer Arms Super Short SS12. Interestingly, this shotgun has a spring-loaded pump handle that returns the pump to the forward position after it is retracted. It’s also magazine-fed and has a few […]

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New Beretta 92 Magwell and base plates from Volker PrecisionVolker Precision has been working to expand the Beretta 92/M9 aftermarket options for a couple years now. They recently announced their newest products with the Beretta 92 Magwell attachment and their magazine base plates. These new additions join Volker Precision’s other Beretta 92 aftermar...

biometric safesMore than 100,000 biometric safes are under recall in the U.S. after it was revealed that unauthorized users could access them.

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14:55

Quote of the Day - AI edition

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 14:18, Friday, 01 March

HMS Defiant brings a terrific suggestion:

In a somewhat saner world, I wonder what would happen to any given nascent AI after exposing it to the canon of English. It could start with every volume of The Harvard Classics, swallow the complete Encyclopedia Britannica and for an encore, learn French, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese and swallow the entire compendium of their literature for the last 1000 years. Then it gets everything written by Shakespeare for dessert. I wonder what that model would come up with. I bet it would be profoundly different from any model that got 100% of the ravings of twitter and reddit which seems to be what google was striving for with its useless clunker.

Endorsed.

Next-Gen LMG: The HK 421 Para Version

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 12:00, Friday, 01 March

In this interview at Enforce Tac 2024 with Heckler & Koch, James Reeves delves into the exceptional features of the new HK 421 light machine gun. The discussion highlights the gun’s advanced technical specifications, such as its cutting-edge gas-operated system that enhances reliability and performance, its modular design facilitating ease of use and maintenance, and […]

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flagship thermalsLast year, TFB reviewed the Telos XP50 and with its 640×480 pix @17 µm, and a super-sensitive NETD of <18 mK, it was clearly one of the best thermal monoculars we’ve even seen (check the review here). At this year’s IWA OutdoorClassics in Germany, Pulsar extends the Telos model line with no less than three […]

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James Reeves is at the Heckler & Koch booth to speak with his friend, Hans, about the new H&K G39 rifle. The H&K G39 is an ultra-high-tech version of the H&K 437. This is a compact .300 Blackout carbine designed for German special forces using an adjustable short stroke gas piston operating system, folding stock, […]

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James Reeves is at Enforce Tac 2024 visiting the 5.11 booth to see what is new for the 5.11 V.XI line. V.XI is 5.11’s new duty line that provides solutions for BDUs and combat uniforms. From off-the-rack to fully custom, these BDU’s are high quality, functional, and well thought out. James and Ludwig go over […]

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11:55

Quote of the Day

Put a pistol on a brace, it turns into a gun — makes it more — you can have a higher-caliber weapon, higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun.

President Biden
June 23, 2023
Top Senate Democrats lied about pistol brace before vote: Experts – Washington Examiner

I’m not sure what to make of this. Is it the dementia talking or is he lying while knowing that the useful idiots will lap it up?

My House is For Sale!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 09:19, Friday, 01 March

 https://imls.paragonrels.com/paragonls/publink/view.mvc/?GUID=001211bb-ebb5-4abd-ba41-c2dc5f184e73&Report=Yes

Ideally there will be fist fights between buyers over who makes highest bid. :-)

Some misunderstandings around the series of posts I have begun on “The Master Narrative of Democracy-Destroying Right-Wing Gun Culture” make me realize I need to explain a bit more about how this dominant paradigm in the field of gun studies relates to my own work on gun culture.

On thing I have always done well as a scholar is digesting and systematizing research in a particular field. Looking at Google Scholar, the four works I have published since 1994 that have the most citations by other scholars are all efforts to make sense of an area of research as opposed to being original research in themselves: my sociology of religion textbook (2015), an intervention into the secularization paradigm in the sociology of religion (1997), a proposal for how to study religious experience (2000), and my initial foray into “The Sociology ...

Happy March!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:49, Friday, 01 March

It’s a beautiful frosty morning…

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Steve Baker of The Blaze arrested, humiliated

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:38, Friday, 01 March

As warned, this morning the investigative reporter Steve Bake was arrested by the FBI in Dallas, being charged with four unidentified misdemeanors involved with the 6 January 2021 Capitol events and his reporting of those events.

Perhaps it is his finding and revealing several things very embarrassing to the FBI that caused the FBI agents in Texas to treat him more like a mass murderer than someone with some misdemeanors. He was handcuffed, shoved into the back of an FBI black sedan, and reportedly put into leg-irons and the now-infamous orange jumpsuit.

From the video and the reports made by friends and colleagues, the clear intention of the thugs was to humiliate him. Just as the charges themselves seem to be obviously planned to intimidate Baker and other reporters and media. Media who do not kowtow to the Biden regime and the FBI. An agency which more and more resembles the Stasi, KGB/NKVD and the Geheimstaatspolizei (Gestapo). Just as the American federal government seems to slide more and more rapidly into tyranny.

The former American republic is now obviously a police state. The tyranny grows daily.

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eTyranny

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:12, Thursday, 29 February

Earlier this week, the firearms community was rocked by news of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) eForms system shutdown, raising alarms among gun shops and National Firearms Act (NFA) applicants alike. The system, crucial for processing applications for silencers, short-barrel rifles, and other NFA items, reportedly closed due to Congressional budgeting … Continue reading "eTyranny"

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Yeah, Gun Safety, That’s the Ticket…

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:05, Thursday, 29 February

Each of the plaintiffs had their conviction vacated, set aside, or dismissed, and their right to possess firearms restored, by the jurisdiction in which they were convicted … Even so, California has acted to permanently deny Linton, Stewart, and Jones the right to possess or own firearms, solely on the basis of their original convictions… … Continue reading "Yeah, Gun Safety, That’s the Ticket…"

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We’re the Only Ones Punchy Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:55, Thursday, 29 February

Smile, pal. You’re famous! [Via WiscoDave]

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We’re the Only Ones Choking Up Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:44, Thursday, 29 February

On January 8, 2023, Williams forced his way into the victim’s home and grabbed her by the throat. Williams and the victim were in a relationship at the time. [More] Just like “civilians” he used to pull over… they just don’t listen. [Via bondmen]

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We’re the Only Ones Unresourceful Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:40, Thursday, 29 February

Around 264,000 criminal cases, including more than 4,000 sex assault cases, have been suspended by the Houston Police Department (HPD) since 2016, citing a “lack of personnel” code, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner. [More] Priorities, you know… [Via bondmen]

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Proof Positive?

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:28, Thursday, 29 February

Tucker Carlson: The 2020 Election Was ‘100 Percent Stolen’ From President Trump [More] Which would not only make the J6 “insurrectionists” right, but would also make resitance to tyrants obedience to God. So… we’ve had our share of Krakens. When will we have guilt proven in a court of law– since we’re talking major crime … Continue reading "Proof Positive?"

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No ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card?

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:47, Thursday, 29 February

Special Prosecutor Webb Refutes Jussie Smollett’s Appeal to Illinois Supreme Court, Says Disgraced Actor Did NOT Have a Non-Prosecution Agreement With Chicago DA [More] On the plus side, Jussie, you’ve achieved every actor’s dream: You’re famous! [Via bondmen]

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Typical Excuse-Making Democrat Sow

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:35, Thursday, 29 February

Democrat torched for ‘disgusting’ response to Laken Riley’s death [Watch] Doesn’t “gun sense candidate” Katie Porter have some potato violence to commit or something? On the flip side, I don’t watch this Fox News program so don’t know the name of the “conservative” black woman, but when she asserts and asks “THEY DON’T ENJOY OUR … Continue reading "Typical Excuse-Making Democrat Sow"

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Pennsylvania Police Settle Lawsuit With Woman Forced to Undergo ‘Humiliating’ Strip-Search [More] They ought to carry a collapsible pole in their trunk, and plenty of dollar bills…. maybe play a club mix over the PA… Or “The Weight of the Badge“… [Via Michael G]

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Fudging the Numbers to Minimize the Threat

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:43, Thursday, 29 February

While accusing @CIS_org of “double-counting” illegal alien convictions, @AlexNowrasteh never asked @TxDPS directly if the data represented a double-count – he just thinks it did, except DPS say it does NOT. But that fact would undermine Alex’s claims. Your move @CatoInstitute [More] Details here. Don’t feel bad, fellas. They won’t answer my challenge, either.

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This pretty much defined the day. Those expecting a Second Amendment defense decrying Chevron deference overreach instead heard the justices trying to grasp competing definitions of “function of a trigger” along with scenarios unlikely to persuade judges who equate “common use” with widespread commercial popularity. [More] You were expecting a slam dunk…?

The post Supreme Court Back-and-Forth on Bump Stocks Creates Nail-Biter Anticipation first appeared on The War on Guns.

This is what the Giffords, and Bradys, and Demanding Moms of the world would have us all reduced to, by force of “law.” [More] Dead men tell no tales.

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The Road to Damascus?

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:56, Thursday, 29 February

There’s a lot of rhetoric but not much in the way of specifics. I’d feel better if the first words out of her mouth had not been “I’ve always supported the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.” [Via DDS]

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I Thought the Object was to DRAIN the Swamp…

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:36, Thursday, 29 February

Trump encourages Daines to jump into Senate GOP leader race [More] When I was a kid, if I came home with a 66, I had some ‘splainin’ to do. Is this representative of the transcripts he’d accept to hire someone? If so, no wonder he’s so good at firing them. And 72 ain’t no great … Continue reading "I Thought the Object was to DRAIN the Swamp…"

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To Whom It May Concern

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:23, Thursday, 29 February

Today, President Biden will issue an Executive Order to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data from exploitation by countries of concern. [More] What if the U.S. is the country of concern? [Via WiscoDave]

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We’re the Only Ones Aiding and Abetting Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:17, Thursday, 29 February

Sheriff where Laken Riley was viciously murdered — allegedly by Venezuelan migrant — pledged not to cooperate with ICE during his campaign [More] Then the lefties who elected him have the law imposement they deserve. [Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Selective Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:05, Thursday, 29 February

Judge Says Feds Can’t ‘Selectively’ Prosecute Right-Wing Rioters While Ignoring Antifa [More] So they can’t just treat it as professional courtesy? [Via Michael G]

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The Better to Invade You With, My Dear

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:47, Thursday, 29 February

How Biden’s Lax Border Policies Enable Illegal Border-Crossers To Obtain REAL IDs [More] The important thing is,  this has nothing to do with that “single issue.” And I have that on good authority. [Via Michael G]

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The Best and the Brightest

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:42, Thursday, 29 February

A new complaint accuses Alade McKen, Columbia University Medical School’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) chief, of plagiarizing his dissertation, including material from Wikipedia. [More] That’s because, according to a survey of race-hustling bellyachers with an axe to grind, he had to cheat twice as hard. I guess that diminishes what my wife and I had … Continue reading "The Best and the Brightest"

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Planned Powderkeg

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:26, Thursday, 29 February

The protests are now havens for foreign students, especially those from Arab and Muslim countries, with their own set of nationalist and tribal grievances against Israel and the United States. In some cases, such foreign students appear to lead the protests in their pro-terrorism chants—some of which are in Arabic, or translations of Arabic slogans. … Continue reading "Planned Powderkeg"

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FAILURE ANALYSIS OF A MISBEGOTTEN LAW

by Mas in at 09:00, Friday, 01 March

When virtue-sign...

Prototype vz.80: Improved Czech vz.50/70

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 08:27, Friday, 01 March

The vz.50 pistol was a compact .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning) double action pocket pistol used by police forces. It was given a face lift and redesigned the vz.70, and there were plans at one point to further modernize it. The new design would have been the vz.80, but only a few prototypes were made – one of which we are looking at today from the CZ reference library. The would-be vz.80 has a barrel about 1cm shorter than the vz.50/70, and a revised mechanism for removing the slide. And other than a few cosmetic changes to parts like the safety, that’s it…

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Bear Creek Arsenal New BC-201 [First Look]

by David Lane in Recoil at 07:30, Friday, 01 March

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Automotif CDLXXI...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:10, Friday, 01 March


When it's 29 degrees outside in Indianapolis on the morning of the first of March, it's nice to warm up with memories of a warm August morning at the State Fair, where I snapped pictures of this 1937 International Harvester D-series pickup truck.

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Louisiana State Capitol, from wikimedia CC 2.5, 18 Oct, 2006, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten


Louisiana is likely to become the twenty-eighth state to restore Constitutional Carry (permitless carry).

South Carolina is in the process of rectifying versions of a (permitless) Constitutional Carry bill in conference committee. There is a good chance South Carolina wi...

Preliminary Information: On 2/28/24, around 12:46am, officers responded to 2299 Beecher Rd in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned the male shot had fled the scene and transported himself to Grady. Preliminary investigation indicates the male was involved in an ongoing dispute with his ex-girlfriend and confronted her and her family outside of her home. The male discharged a firearm into the air in front of the home while confronting his ex-girlfriends family members. After demanding the male to leave multiple times, the mother of the ex-girlfriend then discharged her firearm striking the male aggressor. Officers have detained the male who is currently in Grady Detention with charges pending. The investigation continues.

 Please keep in mind the above information is preliminary in nature and can change as the investigation progresses and new information comes to light.

More Here


 Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod.
'Nough Said.








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Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 1, 2024

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 06:55, Friday, 01 March

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Preparedness Notes for Friday — March 1, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:05, Friday, 01 March

Today is the 70th birthday of filmmaker Ron Howard, who first achieved fame as a child actor in The Andy Griffith Show and later became an Academy Award-winning director. — March 1st is the birthday of actor and former WW2 commando David Niven. His full name was James David Graham Niven. (1910-1983.) — And today is the birthday of the late singer, songwriter, and cowboy poet Allen Wayne Damron. Damron was quite the Texan, through and through. (Born 1939, died August 13, 2005, in Terlingua, Texas.) — Here is an interesting North Carolina property listing at SurvivalRealty: Private and Remote …

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What to Wear for Concealed Carry?, by TravelinMan

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Friday, 01 March

Most of us ask ourselves the “What to Wear?” question at least once a day. This can be an especially daunting question to answer for those of us who conceal carry a firearm on a daily basis. These days, the pervasive idea when concealed carrying is, you should always carry the same firearm, in the same holster, in the same place each time to be the most effective. To be fair, this probably is the most efficient way to carry. When you need it, you know right where it is and muscle memory should help you draw and aim it …

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February 2024 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

by Steven Cochran in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Friday, 01 March

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, presented by Gainesville Coins. Each month, we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. We cover gold’s performance and the factors that affect gold prices. What Did Gold Do in February? Everything moved against gold in February. Hot inflation numbers and a stronger dollar pushed back the probable date for the Fed’s first rate cut. A huge tech bubble in stocks pulled money out of bonds and other safe havens to chase record stock prices. Spot gold started February at $2,054 an ounce and ended the month $20 …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Friday, 01 March

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. In this column, JWR also covers hedges, derivatives, and various obscura. This column emphasizes JWR’s “tangibles heavy” investing strategy and contrarian perspective. Today, another look at the Evergrande debacle. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: Global Silver Demand Forecasted to Rise to 1.2 Billion Ounces in 2024. o  o  o Over at Gold-Eagle.com:  Andy Schectman: $2,000 Floor For Gold Continues To Hold. Economy & Finance: In China, the other shoe has dropped, to wit: Evergrande shares …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Friday, 01 March

“I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.” – James A. Michener

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Maximum Leverage: Pushing The Boundaries of the Tactical Lever Gun

by Recoil Staff in Recoil at 08:55, Friday, 01 March

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Two experienced Northland Pros and ice fishing guides drill into remaining season specifics, including walleyes, panfish, safety and more.

Pan fish ice fishing

It’s been an unusual weather winter for ice anglers – warming trends followed by colder nights, a few colder days here and there—but no consistent ice, which has made ice traffic difficult. 

And now that we’re in mid-February—with lengthening days, greater sun exposure, and fish movements—it’s time to talk transition time from mid- to late-ice. 

Below, veteran ice guide Brian “Bro” Brosdahl and Mille Lacs...

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Via Chuck Petras @Chuck_Petras and Rep. Jim Jordan @Jim_Jordan.

The House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary is asking the ATF about their plans to make it legally dangerous to engage in private sales of firearms:

To advance the Committee’s oversight of ATF and to better understand ATF’s basis for
issuing the proposed rule, we request that you provide the following information:

  1. Please explain When ATF first began to conceive of the need to regulate the lawful private sale of firearms through an agency notice.
  2. Please identify the offices and individuals within ATF that conceived, drafted, reviewed, and approved the September S, 2023, notice in the Federal Register entitled, “Definition of “Engaged in the Business” as a Dealer in Firearms.”
  3. Please provide all communications between the Executive Office of the President and ATF regarding the September 8, 2023, notice.
  4. Please explain whether the Justice Department r...

Unity Tactical’s NEW Gas Cap Flashlight Tailcap

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 21:00, Thursday, 29 February

In this interview at EnforceTac 2024, James Reeves sits down with Unity Tactical to dive deep into their groundbreaking product, the Unity Gas Cap. This innovative accessory, designed for SureFire Scout-style weapon lights, brings the future of switching technology to the forefront with its LINK™ System USB-C capabilities. The Unity Gas Cap stands out for […]

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Imagine my shock to find out according to Heidi Przybyla on MSNBC, of course, the only people reading news and spewing opinions dumber and less informed than CNN, also #FakeNews, that I, and in fact many of you are “CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST!!” GASP! Heidi works for a bastion of truth known as “Politico”. And oh the shock, the horror, the NERVE!!! What has set little Heidi off? Is she off her meds? Someone said something she didn’t like? She saw a picture of someone she disapproves of? Closer to the first actually. I’m very sure Heidi went to college. Not to be confused with the institutions of higher learning in the past, no today’s “colleges” are institutions of higher indoctrination. And they turn out very ignorant people like Heidi.

Heidi’s shock and horror comes from a lack of understanding in an ancient, archaic document known to many of us as “...

Thursday, 29 February

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How many good people does America have?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:00, Thursday, 29 February

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Infiray Outdoor's Tube TS60 Thermal Scope - HD ThermalThis is a review of the Infiray Outdoor Tube TS60 which was introduced just now at the IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 exhibition in Germany. TFB got an exclusive opportunity to try it out about two months before its official release, and here’s the story in words and images. Infiray Outdoor Thermals @ TFB: TFB Review: Infiray […]

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POTD: SIG Sauer SG 750 in 6.5 Creedmoor

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Thursday, 29 February

SIG Sauer SG 750 in 6.5 CreedmoorPhoto Of The Day and we take a look at the new SIG Sauer SG 750 in 6.5 Creedmoor. According to SIG Sauer, in October 2017, the U.S. Special Operations Command determined that the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has the best probability of hitting at distances of 1,000 m (1,094 yd). The recoil was also less […]

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Concealed Carry Corner: My Top 5 Summer Carry Guns

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 19:00, Thursday, 29 February

Concealed Carry Corner: My Top 5 Summer Carry GunsWelcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about carrying in your vehicle as well as ways to safely store your firearms in a vehicle. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here.. This week, with the weather becoming warmer in the northern states, […]

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Spuhr Dutch Contract Aimpoint Micro Magnifier Mount Kit

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 18:00, Thursday, 29 February

Spuhr is always on the cutting edge with optics mounting and this new setup manufactured for a Dutch government contract is no exception. A brilliant, robust, but lightweight integration of the Aimpoint Micro, plus the Aimpoint magnifier in a QD/swing mount combo, plus a functional backup iron sight and extended, raised Picatinny rail for night […]

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19:55

Franciszek Fiszer, a Polish Flaneur

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 18:08, Thursday, 29 February

My Polish correspondents were remembering an interesting character of an earlier time.

Does this character look familiar? Tight suit, long beard, glasses on…

On March 25, 1860, Franciszek Fiszer was born in the estate of Marcaawa near Ostrołęka. His father came from polonized German nobility, his mother was a Polish landlord. Francis was orphaned early on. He studied philosophy in Leipzig, but he didn’t finish his studies. He quickly lost his inherited property – his family flower garden Sawy was auctioned for debt in 1899. A year later, he lived permanently in Warsaw and quite quickly became the most famous figure of t...

Vanon Batteries show and tell!

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:22, Thursday, 29 February


Ever heard of Vanon batteries?  I haven't either, but my sones seem to like them.  I'll leave the link right here so I can find it later.

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That’s a helluva dunk!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 21:28, Thursday, 29 February

The Indiana governor’s office is about to be vacated vis term limits and the junior Hoosier senator is campaigning for it on a platform of being an “outsider”, because that’s a buzzword that plays well with the low-info GOP voter.


Bobbi is not impressed…
[S]top tryin' to buffalo me, buster -- if a Senator is on the outside, there's no inside left.

She’s got him dead to rights on that bit of goofery.

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Lunch Date

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:55, Thursday, 29 February

 I took my mother to the doctor's office this morning for a routine visit.  Then we went to lunch.  She's 90 years old, and doesn't get out much, and that's as much my fault as anyone's

We took her to a little diner that has been around forever, then drove the long way back to her house so we could remanence abut places and things.  She is back home now, probably taking a nap.

Th...

Best Survival Rifles to Survive With

by Mike Searson in Recoil at 14:30, Thursday, 29 February

Survive! These are some of the best rifles that pack down, fold up, or otherwise stow away for when you need them.

FIRST LOOK: Beretta’s New Assault Rifle Platform

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 14:00, Thursday, 29 February

FIRST LOOK: Beretta's New Assault Rifle PlatformIn September 2023, Beretta unveiled their next generation combat rifle, the project is collectively termed the ‘New Assault Rifle Platform’ or NARP. Beretta were kind enough to speak to TFB and give us a detailed rundown of the rifle, the project and its aims. The NARP project began back in 2018, seeking to meet the […]

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Mini-Magnum: New Bond Arms Stinger Fireball Derringer

by Zac K in The Firearm Blog at 13:00, Thursday, 29 February

stinger fireballThe new Bond Arms Stinger Fireball is a trimmed-down double-barrel pistol with lighter cartridges than the company's larger Cyclops derringers.

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NEW German Piston-Operated .308 DMR: The Haenel HMR

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 13:00, Thursday, 29 February

In this interview at EnforceTac 2024, James Reeves sits down with Felix from Haenel to delve into the intricacies of their cutting-edge Haenel HMR 308 Haenel Marksman Rifle. This premium DMR semi-automatic rifle, a piston-operated design belonging to the AR10 class, is designed for precision shooting, whether stationary or on the move. The HMR308 showcases […]

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In this article, Avery Skipalis kicks off a new series called “GLOCK on the Range.” In this first installment, she walks us through the essential items to pack in your range bag, and includes a helpful Skip’s Tip to make sure you are well-prepared for any situation. 

its time for your next glock pistol

Whether you’re a seasoned marksman or just starting in the world of shooting sports, having the right equ...

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It's not just carbonized scrolls, there is a whole set of wooden items that have been uncovered at Herculaneum, the Roman city which, with Pompeii, was buried by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.  It's incredibly rare to have wooden items preserved for 2000 years, but there are a bunch.

When you consider that only a quarter of Herculaneum has been excavated, you have to wonder what else is waiting discovery.

If you’re not a fan of your original SIG Sauer P365 grip module and are looking for something affordable and fresh, Strike Industries is excited to announce the pre-order availability of their new P365 Enhanced Grip Module. Available in a variety of colors, the polymer grip module also includes several comfort and utility enhancements including […]

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In today’s episode, we’re proud to have not only a representative of Savage Arms but also a representative of a rapidly growing market within the firearms industry – women who hunt! Beth Shimanski is an extremely accomplished hunter who has a load of experience within the hunting sphere of the firearms industry and today she […]

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5.11 Cold Environment Gear: The Bastion Series

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 09:00, Thursday, 29 February

James Reeves is at the 5.11 booth at Enforce Tac 2024 to check out the cold weather Bastion lineup from 5.11 Europe. Some of these items will be available to the US market, but much of the Bastion series is relegated to the European market. Ludwig, a true Scandinavian with no fear of single-digit temperatures, […]

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 287: Hot Takes on the News

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 04:57, Monday, 19 February

In This Episode
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss:
    • 2A Cases from Hawaii and Nebraska;
    • the latest gun control bill from Massachusetts;
    • the mother of a school shooter being convicted of manslaughter for the children her son killed;
    • and a Fed Ex driver, who stole and sold firearms he was supposed to deliver, getting an alarmingly light sentence.
  • Myles follows Tiny’s segment on RVs and campers by telling us about his own camping  trailer experiences;
  • and Xander continues his farming series, this time about plowing the land.

Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that’s $1/podcast) and you’ll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks.

Show Notes

Main Topic:

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Boomershoot Thank You Email

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 09:00, Thursday, 29 February

Quote of the Day

Hi Joe,

It has been a long time since I was last able to attend the event you put on.  I stayed on your mailing list with the hopes that the kids get old enough (mature enough) for me to take them to one of your events.

While I have not been able to attend in over a decade, I do enjoy reading about the event and watching videos when they become available.  I have very fond memories of the 2 day clinic and the official shoot on day 3.  I learned more in the 2 day clinic than I had in 15 years of shooting (including DCM/CMP competitions).

With warmest regards and a heartfelt thank you for keeping this event alive,
From the enemy occupied territory of California,

Thank you.

Joe M.
February 27, 2024
Via email.

We barely cover expenses with the entry fees so things like are our real rewards.

If you have never attended this should give you a clue as to what you have been missing out on.

Don’t miss out this year. Sign up now! https://entry.boomershoot.com/

Burst Mode

by Tam in View From The Porch at 10:35, Thursday, 29 February

One of the problems with early DSLRs, especially when shooting in RAW, was the time it took to record image files to the storage device.


Back in 2001, the Nikon high-res D1X pro body would shoot at 3 frames per second, but it filled the buffer with only six RAW (or NEF, in Nikon-speak) frames. A couple years later, the consumer-grade Canon EOS Digital Rebel could nearly equal that frame rate at 2.5 FPS, although it filled its buffer in only four shots and then required a full "five Mississippi" count until the buffer was cleared.

The big revolutionary breakthrough was the Canon EOS-1D Mark III. Released in 2007, it came with a pair of Canon's DIGIC III image processing chips (as opposed to the lone chip found on lesser Canons) and these worked in parallel to allow not only a blistering 10 frames per second max speed, but it took a full thirty RAW files before the buffer finally tapped out and needed time to catch up. If you just wanted to shoot JPEGs, you could hold the shutter bu...

Endorsed

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:49, Thursday, 29 February

RFK Jr. backs Rand Paul for Senate GOP Majority Leader.  Of course it will never happen, but interesting.

(via)

This is the next edition in my repository post on what I am calling The Master Narrative of Democracy Destroying Right-Wing Gun Culture, the dominant paradigm in the interdisciplinary academic field of gun studies (and as a key organizing idea in the wider culture).

This narrative complements The Standard Model of Explaining the Irrationality of Defensive Gun Ownership. Maybe someday I will be able to merge these two components of the dominant approach to understanding guns in the United States into one Grand Theory.

First, read a bit about scientific paradigms generally and then get to the growing list specific works after the Thomas Kuhn book cover.

Hey, buddy, can you paradigm?

Generally, a paradigm can be understood as a school of scholarshi...

Biden Policies Dramatically Reduce Crime!

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:50, Wednesday, 28 February

Venezuela Homicide Rate Lowest in 22 Years As Its Gangs Migrate Here [More] They had homicides there…? And once they settle in, he’ll be able to use their activities to push for Venezuela-style gun laws here! [Via Michael G]

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It’s Been a Long Time Comin’

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:44, Wednesday, 28 February

Mitch McConnell stepping down as Republican leader [More] Can’t come soon enough. Expect plenty of bad-mouthing to the DSM once he’s settled into “life’s next chapter.”

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Something about a Rising Tide and Boats…

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:37, Wednesday, 28 February

Gun-Free School Zones & Shootings Statistic (2024 Updated) [More] I don’t know if there’s enough to establish a direct correlation/causation link, but it sure is curious how shootings go up with more political and media demands for and enactment of gun laws… I’d like to see a study showing a timeline for that. Perhaps this … Continue reading "Something about a Rising Tide and Boats…"

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Contributing Factors But Not the Cause

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:23, Wednesday, 28 February

“Safety Seemed To Be Secondary,” ‘Rust’ Grip Tells Court Of Film At Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s Involuntary Manslaughter Trial [More] True. But only one person pulled the trigger. [Via bondmen]

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We’re the Only Ones Unengaging Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:14, Wednesday, 28 February

Dramatic bodycam video from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church shooting released [More] Well, at least she stayed safe. [Via bondmen]

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Bullet Points

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:02, Wednesday, 28 February

What happens when Israel runs out of ammo? [More] My guess is we see a national emergency executive order cutting off civilian production. So relying on foreign sources for strategic materials and supplies might not be the cheapest policy in the long run? [Via bondmen]

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The Next Generation

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:44, Wednesday, 28 February

House Republicans are facing a growing exodus of experienced and talented members that adds up to an alarming political maturity drain. [More] That means the Democrat-abetting Vichycons and their DSM apologists are realizing they’re fooling no one. [Via bondmen]

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Bull Durham

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:38, Wednesday, 28 February

It was all a coverup operation to hide the rot in the DOJ and beyond. [More] Is anyone suprised? Mission accomplished! [Via bondmen]

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In the Good Old Summertime

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:21, Wednesday, 28 February

The Chi-Town Democrat convention and Democrat urban areas…? Sure, some might spill over elsewhere, but for the most part it won’t be equal distribution. I suspect we in the red zones will need more popcorn than ammo. Let’s show the electorate, especially suburban moms, what they’ve been voting for. Let’s let the left turn on … Continue reading "In the Good Old Summertime"

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NONE CAN DO ALL, BUT ALL CAN DO SOME

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:06, Wednesday, 28 February

You don’t have to be a superstar – just pick ONE THING and do it. [More] Yep. Instead, all too often we see…

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The Kids Nobody Likes

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:30, Thursday, 29 February

Republicans for Joe Biden [More] Spreading their loathsomeness on X… With “Republican” followers like “Ex: National Finance Chair of Draft Biden; LI Campaign Chair for Barack Obama; Majority Leader of Suffolk County Legislature. Gay dad of five kids. Duke alum” and “Occupy Democrats,” how can they lose — especially when they’ve also got a handful … Continue reading "The Kids Nobody Likes"

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Overloading the Lifeboat

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:55, Wednesday, 28 February

America is only 4% of Earth’s population. If only 1% of the rest of Earth moves here, that would crush all essential services. I am ringing the alarm bell, because the flood of illegals is crushing the country! [More] Good thing this has nothing to do with that “single issue.” And I have that on good authority. [Via WiscoDave]

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It’s the Bomb!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:50, Wednesday, 28 February

Explosive Device Detonates Outside of Alabama AG’s Office, Hardly Makes a BANG in the Media [More] The DSM also appears incurious about bombs that didn’t go off. [Via Michael G]

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The Good Fists People

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:19, Thursday, 29 February

The latest attempt by ruling Democrats at the Legislature to curb Colorado gun owners comes with crocodile tears. It’s a bill requiring liability insurance for law-abiding citizens exercising their right to keep arms. HB24-1270’s mandate applies even if firearms are under lock and key in the safety of one’s home — and even if kept … Continue reading "The Good Fists People"

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Sobering Thoughts

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:41, Wednesday, 28 February

Prediction: They will issue a ruling addressing the minutia of the procedural rules and punt this back down to the lower courts. They will avoid the issue entirely and thus free and exonerate themselves of holding anyone in the FedGov accountable. [More] With all the video “gunfluencers” out there getting our hopes up that Cargill … Continue reading "Sobering Thoughts"

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28 and Counting

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:10, Thursday, 29 February

Louisiana will now join 27 other states in permitless concealed carry. [More] Saying it’s “allowed” presupposes legitimate authority to have a say in the matter. [Via Jess]

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Resistance is NOT Futile

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:29, Wednesday, 28 February

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS [More] It boils down to when your life is on the line, you can listen to Ed Monk or you can listen to David Hogg. [Via Jesse J]

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That Nasty ‘C’ Word

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:02, Thursday, 29 February

Both the House and the Senate have passed a bill that would enact what is known as “permitless carry” or “constitutional carry” across South Carolina. But their versions of the legislation are different, so they need to settle on a compromise before they can send this bill to the governor. [More] So someone else mandating … Continue reading "That Nasty ‘C’ Word"

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Speaking of Seditious Conspiracies…

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:49, Thursday, 29 February

An Illinois state judge on Wednesday barred Donald Trump from appearing on the Illinois’ Republican presidential primary ballot because of his role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol… [More] Oh, so he’s been convicted of insurrection…? What, no, he hasn’t even been charged with it…? So Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter is a … Continue reading "Speaking of Seditious Conspiracies…"

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Hosea 4:6

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:14, Wednesday, 28 February

Poll: Almost a Third of Americans Say the First Amendment Goes ‘Too Far’ [More] Kinda like all those East Germans who longed for the good old days… Landru, guide us!

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Gemini Rising

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:05, Wednesday, 28 February

Google Gemini invented fake reviews smearing my book about Big Tech’s political biases – Google Gemini invented fake reviews meant to discredit my book about political bias in Big Tech [More] That goes beyond GIGO and into hallucination and libel territory. Then again, I was checking to see how the work was propagating and ran … Continue reading "Gemini Rising"

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In The Deadly Path, Forcelli reintroduces us to many of the other characters and scenarios we covered in our attempts to get corporate media and Congress to investigate for themselves. [More] The guilty want this to be forgotten. This book can be a tool to renew interest in dragging their lethal actions back into the … Continue reading "ATF Whistleblower’s Book Gives Unique Insights into Fast and Furious ‘Gunwalking’"

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Spider & the Fly

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:27, Wednesday, 28 February

There’s trouble along the red/green axis: [More]

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Zero Tolerance is No Virtue

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:52, Wednesday, 28 February

The bill, introduced on Tuesday, will “provide firearm licensees an opportunity to correct statutory and regulatory violations, and for other purposes” and says the “Attorney General may not bring an enforcement action to revoke, or deny a renewal of, a license for a violation of any provision of this chapter or any implementing regulation thereof … Continue reading "Zero Tolerance is No Virtue"

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Tales of the BFU

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:21, Wednesday, 28 February

Blaze News investigative writer Steve Baker says FBI wants him to self-surrender Friday in Dallas over his Jan. 6 reporting [More] You know, Bundesamt für Untersuchungen. Just remember, they’re only following orders. [Via Michael G]

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Totally in Character

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:16, Wednesday, 28 February

Paul Krugman Plays the Fool: ‘White Rural Rage’ Is ‘Single Greatest Threat Facing American Democracy’ [More] It’s kind of what he does. [Via Michael G]

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And the Leni Riefenstahl Award Goes To…

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:58, Wednesday, 28 February

Can’t make this up. CBS News fires @CBS_Herridge, then steals her notes, and in disgrace is forced to return them. A week later, the president of @CBSNews who signed off on that theft receives an industry free speech award. [More] Another reason why I call ’em the DSM! [Via Michael G]

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Automotif CDLXX...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:53, Thursday, 29 February


Here's an '89-'93 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabrio. Back in the early '00s I was idly hoping to maybe get an early 964 Carrera 2 or 4 when they'd depreciated sufficiently, but the bottom of their depreciation curve lasted a mere eyeblink because the water-cooled 996 generation triggered massive nostalgia for the old air-cooled sixes.

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On October 27, 2023, the Bureau of Industry and Security announced it would stop issuing export licenses for most countries, for firearms, components and ammunition, with some exceptions. On November 28, 2023, Jim Comer, the Republican  Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability in the House, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, asking for information and a briefing on the decision. From the letter:

We write to request information on the recent decision by U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) to cease issuing new export licenses related to certain firearms, firearm components, and ammunition for app...

The 36-year-old military veteran and Purple Heart recipient said what he saw on his surveillance camera prompted him to grab his gun and head out to his driveway.

He said a man wearing a red hoodie was inside his pickup, going through his property.

After he confronted the stranger, though, the homeowner says things took an especially scary turn.

The suspect, he said, began running, seemingly heading for his front door. The two then met face-to-face in the front yard, the homeowner said.

 “It was pitch black. I couldn’t see what he had in his hands,” he said. “All I know is he raised his hands and was coming toward me, so I began to fire my weapon.”

 

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The man said he saw the suspect coming out of his house pointing a firearm at him. The homeowner then said he drew his own gun and fired at the suspect, identified by authorities as John Nutt of Little Rock, in self-defense.

Deputies said Nutt ran away from the home. Teams searched the nearby area and were able to find Nutt and take him into custody. Investigators said stolen property was found with Nutt when deputies located him.

 Authorities said he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies added that Nutt is expected to face charges including residential burglary and aggravated assault.

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Thursday Meme Drop

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Free Books- Part 291

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Southern Draw Kudzu Axil Lancero

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 06:22, Thursday, 29 February

All the social media things reminded me that Tuesday, February 27 was "National Cigar Day." On February 27th, 1883 Oscar Hammerstein I recieved a patent for an automated cigar rolling machine. While our preference is for hand-rolled cigars, Hammerstien changed the cigar industry with some 80 cigar related patents. As an aside Oscar Hammerstein I was the grandfather of Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II, of the famous Rogers & Hammerstein duo. 


Not that I needed an excuse, I decided to mark the occasion with a cigar after dinner. Circumstances had precluded enjoying a smoke for the last couple of weeks, so it was a double celebration.  I selected a Southern Draw Kudzu Axil Lancero to enjoy on the warm evening.

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Preparedness Notes for Thursday — February 29, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Thursday, 29 February

Happy Leap Year Day! We all get this extra day once every four years, to keep the calendar in sync with the Earth’s 365-and-a-quarter day orbit. My personal tradition for leap year days is to contact friends and distant relatives with whom I’ve been out of touch for at least three years. Pictured above, in Holland: Crossing a flooded field with leaping poles. (“Met de polsstok door ondergelopen akker“.) — On February 29, 2020 a new, democratic constitution was adopted by the National Assembly elected by Czech and Slovak leaders, furthering the consolidation of the two states into Czechoslovakia. — …

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Practical Homestead Irrigation – Part 3, by A.F.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Thursday, 29 February

(Continued from Part 2.  This concludes the article.) I have had difficulty determining the stored volume since water enters from the springs and out of the extra washed stone surround during drawdown. On multiple occasions, I have filled two and a half IBC totes virtually back-to-back and left the pump intake baffle submerged without stirring up the bottom sediment. Thus, my best estimate is that I have around 650 gallons stored in the channel cistern at all times. Throughout the years, I have measured the springs’ output from as high as 8.3 gallons per minute down to a low of …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Thursday, 29 February

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from JWR. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. In today’s column, we look at the Dutch documentary Occupied City. Occupied City Documentary Yes, it is four hours long, but this documentary is worth watching: Occupied City. The filmmakers parallel …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Thursday, 29 February

“Many of the women I met there [at Yale University] had come from the most privileged of circumstances, yet they often referred to themselves as “oppressed.” I found it hard to take their “oppression” seriously, since I’d spent the first part of my life living among black women who cooked and kept house for the middle and upper class whites of Savannah. They never talked about being oppressed. What right, then, did the elite white women of Yale have to complain about their lot?” – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, from his book My Grandfather’s Son

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Gun Digest on Boomershoot

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 23:38, Wednesday, 28 February

I don’t think I have ever seen this article on Boomershoot.

Microsoft’s Copilot pointed it out to me when I repeated Chet’s question, “Who runs Boomershoot?” As expected, the answer given is slightly different from the one Chet obtained:

Boomershoot is a long-range, high-power, precision rifle shooting event with explosive, reactive targets. It takes place in North Central Idaho near Orofino. The event is the brainchild of Joe Huffman, who created this unique experience for shooters and spectators alike. Participants from various locations, including India, Newfoundland, Toronto, England, Alaska, California, Florida, and Washington state, have attended Boomershoot. Joe Huffman’s vision combines precision shooting with the thrill of explosions, making it a magical kingdom for long-range shooters1. ...

Copilot vs Gemini

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 22:56, Wednesday, 28 February

Via email from Chet:

Question: who runs Boomershoot?

Copilot:

Joe Huffman is the driving force behind Boomershoot, a unique long-range precision rifle shooting event held annually near Orofino, Idaho. Let’s explore more about this fascinating event:

Boomershoot is a gathering where participants fire long-range rifles at explosive-filled targets located 375 to 700 yards away.

Joe Huffman, the event’s creator, describes it as a “Magic Kingdom for long-range shooters”.

His vision is to provide shooters with an opportunity to perform their own magic by creating a world where explosions happen, invoking curiosity and fascination.

Boomershoot attracts participants from various locations worldwide, making it a truly international event.

Joe Huffman’s passion for explosives, precision shooting, and creating a unique experience has turned Boomershoot into a memorable and exciting gathering for shooting enthusiasts.

For more information, you can visit the official Boomershoot website.

Gemini:

Identifying a single individual responsible for an event like Boomershoot is complex. However,...

A CRY AGAINST INJUSTICE

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 01:00, Thursday, 29 February

Astute readers may recognize this guest editorial, so applicable to 2024 and the political court system, judicial and social insanity, economic and medical and judicial warfare, and the evils of the omnipotent (so-claimed) state and its various systems which claim to bring about justice but initiate the greatest of injustices daily.

Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones? 

Do you judge people fairly? 

No, you practice injustice in your hearts;

with your hands you weigh out violence in the land. 

The wicked go astray from the womb;

liars err from birth. 

They have venom like the venom of a snake,

like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears, 

that does not listen to the sound of the charmers

who skillfully weave spells. 

God, knock the teeth out of their mouths;

Lord, tear out the young lions’ fangs. 

They will vanish like water that flows by;

they will aim their useless arrows.   

Like a slug that moves along in slime,

like a woman’s miscarried child,

they wil...

Wednesday, 28 February

22:55

Quote of the Day

We all know that because of the ammunition magazines that can be strapped on to so many pistols that these become automatic weapons similar to AK-47s. Pistols with stabilizing braces have a reputation in this modern America, though they have been formally forbidden and prohibited, regulated for almost 90 years.

Dick Durbin
June 23, 2023
Top Senate Democrats lied about pistol brace before vote: Experts – Washington Examiner

These are the type of people making the law to govern our country.

With people this stupid, ignorant, and/or evil at the top we don’t need enemies. We need their delegated powers stripped down asymptotically close to zero.

The only good thing to come out of anti-gun legislation is their votes put their character on public display.

TFB Review: LA Police Gear Sector Side Zip Boots

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 20:00, Wednesday, 28 February

LA Police Gear Sector Side Zip Boots ReviewFrom time to time, we cover boots here on TFB, because if you’re using a firearm, you’re more than likely using footwear at the same time. Unless you’re one of the silly people who have to take photos of your gun with your toes in the background. Today, we’ll take a look at the Sector […]

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POTD: Slovenian Special Forces with FN SCAR

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Wednesday, 28 February

Slovenian Special ForcesIf you like to get to know a country’s ability or equipment a little better, our Photo Of The Day is the right place. Both the FN Herstal SCAR H and L (Heavy and Light) are used by Slovenian Special Forces (ESD) Note the front grip, which I think is a FAB Defense Vertically Folding […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: The Colt Blued Python Returns! Prayers Answered

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 19:00, Wednesday, 28 February

There were some snakes in the weeds at SHOT Show 2024, but you had to be looking for them to find one. What we’re metaphorically speaking to is the unveiling of NEW Colt Blued Python offerings in .357 Magnum after a 28-year hiatus. While some people adore the sight of a bright, stainless revolver, I am of […]

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Beretta’s ULTRA LIGHT GLX-160 Grenade Launcher

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 18:00, Wednesday, 28 February

Dive deep into the Beretta GLX-160 grenade launcher in our comprehensive video from Enforce Tac 2024. This detailed exploration showcases the launcher’s state-of-the-art design, emphasizing its lightweight profile due to the innovative use of polymer and aluminum materials. The GLX-160 also features an ergonomic stock system, closely mirroring the acclaimed Benelli M4, enhancing both comfort […]

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FINALLY: Hands-On with the Beretta NARP Next Gen Rifle

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 17:05, Wednesday, 28 February

Join us in an exclusive hands-on video exploring the Beretta NARP (New Assault Rifle Platform), featuring insights from Andrea Candian of Beretta Defense Technologies, Carlo Ferlito, General Manager of Beretta, and Martin, a retired SAS Veteran involved in the rifle’s development. The NARP (which will not be called the NARP, by the way – that’s […]

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19:55

 ...Film De Bogart. There are few actors whose cinematic works I enjoy almost as much as I enjoy a good movie starring Humphrey Bogart. I am watching Dead Reckoning starring Bogart and Lizabeth Scott (one of the most beautiful and sultry women ever).
 
It is a great work of film noir but not my favorite Bogart movie. My favorite Bogart film of any sort is probably the Maltese Falcon. It is, without a doubt, my favorite Film Noir and Bogart along with Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook made it stunningly fabulous. Bogart though made other films from comedy to melodrama and some of those vie for his best film ever along with the Maltese Falcon. His role in The Caine Mutiny was amazingly intense, then there was his astounding performance as Mr. Allnut (I used to think it was Allnot or Allnaught but being a complete nut - as in All Nut - fit the character very well) in The African Queen. In that film's leech scene, he made me, and I daresay m...

Bump Stocks, Again

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:34, Wednesday, 28 February

 The Supremes are listening to arguments about bump stocks today.  The justices are out of their element, because most of them don't understand modern firearms at all.  Truly, they are clueless.

One of the best ideas of the day comes to us from the Firearms Policy Coalition

Justice Jackson says guns with bump stocks can fire 800 rounds a second.

More coverage here.  But, 800 rounds a second?   Methinks that Madame Justice Jackson just exposed her complete ignorance on the subject.  We generally consider the cyclic rate of an M4 carbine to be about 700-900 rounds per mi...

This Is Why My Confidence In The Courts Is Bottoming Out

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 19:11, Wednesday, 28 February

The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Cargill v. Garland, the challenge to Trump’s (yeah, he still owns it) bump-stock ban.

Now, it’s true that we still have Clarence Thomas, who is intelligent and willing to study facts at issue. But we also have Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

“And when, you know, ‘function’ is defined, it’s really not about the operation of the thing. It’s about what it can achieve, what it’s being used for. So I see Congress as putting function in this. The function of this trigger is to cause this kind of damage, 800 rounds a second or whatever.”

That was after the government claimed that a semiauto rifle with a bump-stock can fire 600 rounds per minute. But Brown, with firearm knowledge exceeding that of John Moses Browning, knows better: 800 rounds per second.

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The Flutter of Wind Against Fabric

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 14:12, Wednesday, 28 February

Brigid - the early sailing years.

It was beautiful day, clear, cloudless, with just enough breeze to kick up a little whitecap on the lake. A good day to be out on a boat, if  it wasn't 20 degrees out and most of the boats weren't put up before winter was tapping at the door early one  morning, with portents of the coming cold, a Jehovah's Witness of chilly repentance for summ...

Discover the future of tactical performance with Corvus Defensio’s revolutionary integral suppressor for the Steyr AUG. Engineered with precision, this user-installable, 3D-printed marvel is designed to elevate your bullpup shooting experience to unprecedented levels of stealth. Initially crafted in robust Inconel steel for its prototypes, Corvus Defensio is set to release the final versions in […]

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Springfield Armory XD Holsters Now in the Galco Triton 3.0 IWB

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 14:00, Wednesday, 28 February

Springfield Armory XD Holsters Now in the Galco Triton 3.0 IWBBefore we had the comical “Grip Zone” handguns from Springfield Armory that social media loves to poke fun at, there was the legacy line of Springfield XD handguns. Reliable, simple, and practical, Springfield still makes these pistols and people continue to carry them today. As a result, Galco believed it was time to introduce their […]

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New Polymer Field Pistol Sight Tool from Fix It Sticks

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 13:00, Wednesday, 28 February

Fix It Sticks has a bunch of handy little toolkits that are compact, and quite useful in the range of everything from regular field stripping to mounting and removing optics. Fix It Sticks has just announced one of its newest dedicated tools – the Field Pistol Sight Tool for adjusting rear polymer sights on handguns. […]

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Arex Delta Maritime NATO Contract Pistols

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 12:00, Wednesday, 28 February

In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves visits the Arex booth to learn about their new maritime-oriented and extremely well-featured Arex Delta pistols made to fulfill a contract from an unnamed NATO partner. These handsome pistols are duty guns that are basically one step away from competition pistols while also being optimized for […]

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New EXD Metal Backup Sights from Mission First Tactical

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 28 February

New EXD Metal Backup Sights from Mission First TacticalEven though I personally prefer polymer backup sights for my rifles, there are a lot of you out there who prefer the extra durability that metal backup irons often have. Mission First Tactical is excited to announce its new EXD Metal Backup sights, which feature a fixed 300-meter zero and are constructed entirely from CNC […]

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