Wednesday, 28 October

11:55

What do you call that? A storm?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:51, Wednesday, 28 October

Storms have drama. Danger. At least a threat of property damage. This was just two days of sudden wet winter.


The forecast says no more clouds and that tomorrow will touch 60o. So say hello to mud. I just got back from my first walkie since Saturday. Not really happy about the footing on downgrades, but the Jeep appeared to be pretty much frozen solid and I decided to wait and let the sun take care of that.

Two days of zero sun had a measurable ef...

Kamala's Nose Under the Tent

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:49, Wednesday, 28 October

Why Is No One (Except the President) Calling Out Kamala Harris’ Communist Ties? [More]

So Democrats want to put someone a heartbeat from the presidency with:

  • Communist Parents
  • Pro-Communist Boyfriend
  • Communist-Affiliated Protégé
  • Communist Financial Benefactor
  • Pro-Communist Chief of Staff
  • Communist-Affiliated Husband

You have to wonder how these people get top-secret security clearances once they assume office. Having worked for a defense contractor, I can tell you just-plain-folks don't just get a pass.

[Via ...

Don't Say 'Beer,' Say 'Bull'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:28, Wednesday, 28 October

 Professor David Brunsma claimed that the history of beer in the United States and its contemporary culture are tied to racism and white supremacy. [More]

Bull!

[Via Michael G]


No Honor Among Thieves

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:18, Wednesday, 28 October

 Looter Calls Philly Police to Report Looting After Fellow Looters Steal His Car [More]

Hey, there's no reason to use pejoratives to describe one of the underserved who is proactively rectifying "the distribution of property and wealth in an unequal society."

[Via Michael G]

Going Through the Motions

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:06, Wednesday, 28 October

 On Tuesday evening, the Luzerne County Council voted 7-4 to withdraw the motion. Among the reasons is that the attorneys for the County BOE apparently filed the motion without first raising the issue with county officials.  [More]

So they're not all crazy Dutch bastards?

So: Who are the four subversives, and has the lawyer been fired and complained about to the bar?

[Via Michael G]

Toward a One-Page Dictionary

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:59, Wednesday, 28 October

 MSU 'eliminates' the terms 'foreign' and 'alien' [More]

Mr. Orwell explains.

[Via Michael G]

Circular Logic

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:54, Wednesday, 28 October

 Biden Expresses Openness To Rotating Justices Off The Supreme Court [More]

As long as it spins to the left...

I have an idea for rotating statist politicians...

[Via Michael G]

We Are the Champions

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:47, Wednesday, 28 October

 Dodgers fans celebrate World Series victory with superspreader events and looting throughout the city [More]

Because social justice. And you're racist.

I wonder how many consider themselves Republicans?

"Sports fan" that I am, I didn't even know the World Series was on. Who'd they play?

[Via Michael G]

 WALTER Wallace Jr “rapped about shooting cops” and allegedly once put a gun to a woman’s head before he was tragically killed by police on Monday. [More]

What's "tragic" about it? Sounds like a perfect excuse for a loot, shoot and burn! I understand that shoes are popular items. And it sure looks like the haters are getting their comeuppance!

Might that prompt an unintended consequence?

I guess that depends on if the Democrats, a ...

Once is Happenstance

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:09, Wednesday, 28 October

 Hmm... America Keeps Getting Attacked By Nations It Hates In Ways Only The CIA Can See [More]

Mr. Fleming had two words for it broad enough to encompass "domestic." Funny, how "the Swamp" is so vested in interventionism. Curious, how their efforts are hostile to what the Founders knew to be "necessary to the security of a free State."

Perhaps Gen. Butler can shed some light...?

[Via ...

Highway to the Danger Zone

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:59, Wednesday, 28 October

 "This Is The Most Perilous Time, Absent War, In Modern American History" [More]

We ain't seen nothin' yet.

[Via bondmen]

House of Cards

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:54, Wednesday, 28 October

 According to our partners at the Post- Dispatch, United Press International is considering whether to send a “cease and desist” order to the couple because they’re using this UPI photo as part of their personal greeting card. [More]

Talk about begging for a Streisand Effect.

And why do I picture that TV teleprompter reader wearing big red clown shoes?

[Via bondmen...

Hate You Forever, Too

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:46, Wednesday, 28 October

BREAKING: TX “Republican" consultant & ‘Ballot Chaser’ ILLEGALLY pressures voter to change vote to Dem candidate with GIFT!

“If I go to prison, I do not look cute in stripes...I will hate you forever.”

“You know on here you chose a Rep, not a Dem right?”#RiggedElection pic.twitter.com/npn4CbJzIi

— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 27, 2020

[Via Michael G]

A New York Democrat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:15, Wednesday, 28 October

 It's nice to see representatives of the party of women's rights and commonsense gun safety living up to its values. [More]

[Via Michael G]

The Gravity of the Situation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Wednesday, 28 October

 

What, you mean this isn't all virtual and some of us may have some real-world decisions to make? T.L. Davis elaborates. [More]

Enemies Foreign and Domestic

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Wednesday, 28 October

 &

Imagine similar groups openly fighting for Tibetans and Uyghurs over there-- oh, that's right, you can't in a communist slave state. Keep doing the totalitarians' bidding, "social justice" Democrats, you damned fools. 

[Via @pamnsc]

Senior Moments

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:31, Wednesday, 28 October

 If the chief justice is in dissent, however, the assignment power falls to the most senior associate justice in the majority. Clarence Thomas is now the most senior justice, so he will assign authorship any time he is in the majority and Chief Justice Roberts dissents. [More]

It'd be a lot easier if "our" side held the Dolly pix over Roberts' head...

Unwrapping Contradictions

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:23, Wednesday, 28 October

FESTIVAL OF TREES: LIFE IS A GIFT! [More]

True dat. Endowed by our Creator, meaning it and our inherent rights do not come from government...

I'm just wondering how a Salvation Army Angel Tree Location houses a Cole Porter Room, in honor of a gay bigot against blacks.

You don't think...?

Legally Conned

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:52, Wednesday, 28 October

Reese Witherspoon Talks Potential Political Run, Need for More Women in Government That is ‘Adjudicating Over Our Bodies’ [More]

Just what the Founders' Republic needs: another self-entitled, gun-grabbing Democrat drunk.

The Riot Makers

by Drang in The Clue Meter at 10:28, Wednesday, 28 October

Currently reading The Riot Makers, by Eugene Methvin

(At Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yyg7c4kc Good luck!)
(At Archive.org: https://tinyurl.com/y4vnv2yc One hour loan.)

Published in 1970, and apparently only in one print run, it is an in-depth study of commie methods of inciting riots, based on the "disorder" of the 1960s, primarily in the United States, both on- and off-campus. 

I realize that in some corners the phrase "commie methods of inciting riots" makes the author (and me, I suppose) sound like a conspiracy theorist, but the evidence is pretty compelling.

The book opens with a description of the Newark, NJ, riot of July, 1967. 1967, of course, having been the "Long, Hot Summer".

The author then follows the history of social engineering from Lenin to Mao, with brief looks at the Gracchi brothers and Mark Antony, Sam Adams, the "...

Over at Strike The Root, L.K. Samuels recently discussed the question “Why are so many socialists anti-semites?” It is a good column and addresses many facets of this worldwide, very long-term problem.

But perhaps there is more to the story. Much more. Something to consider in this final week of traditional American electioneering and voting.

Socialists are not the only ones to preach and practice antisemitism. But they do seem to form a very large element of that particular movement. Remember that both Nazis (national socialists) and fascists (especially the Italian, Spanish, and Argentine flavors) are SOCIALISTS. The Nazi variety is more virulently antisemitic, by far, but that strain is found in every socialist movement, it seems. And Communists seem very much committed to trashing Jews – at least religious ones. We have seen this in the more “moderate” socialist movements in places like France and even the UK (where the socialist movement is the Labour party).

And more and more we see it right here i...

LMT Defense Begins Rifle Deliveries to the Estonian Defense Force

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 28 October

LMT has confirmed the beginning of rifle deliveries to Estonia. Last summer Estonia selected LMT’s 5.56x45mm MARS and 7.62x51mm MARS-H as their new service rifles. The MARS-L has been procured in 12 and 14.3in barrel lengths. It also appears that LMT’s M203 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher has been procured. LMT have shared a graphic showing the […]

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Texas Weapon Systems Krinkov Dog Leg Rail

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 28 October

Texas Weapon Systems Krinkov Dog Leg Rail (5)AKS-74U, colloquially known as Krinkov, is the variation of Soviet AKs that pioneered a hinged captive top cover. This is a really handy feature as it makes the assembly of the top cover just a matter of closing it which is much simpler compared to the little bit tricky process of attaching a standard AK […]

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Sweden’s Spuhr i Dalby AB have announced that the Swedish armed forces have ordered an undisclosed additional number of their adjustable stocks for their G3-pattern Ak 4 rifles. This follows the last order in October 2019. We recently covered the history of Håkan Spuhr’s stock system, check that out here. Here’s Spuhr’s announcement: Löddeköpinge, Sweden […]

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07:55

Liberal tears*

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Wednesday, 28 October

Louder With Crowder has the TOP 5 LIBERAL MELTDOWNS OVER AMY CONEY BARRETT’S CONFIRMATION TO THE SUPREME COURT

I particularly like this one:

‘..everyone except white men’ pic.twitter.com/GNdy8AHDHB

— EnterYourName (@tr00puRR) October 27, 2020

When I see liberals breaking down over their fear of being more free I have two reactions.

  1. I’m reminded of a story my Grandmother, born in 1895, would sometime tell. Someone she knew owned slaves. After the Civil War he could no longer keep the slaves. Many of the slaves, now free people, didn’t know how to take care of themselves and begged to remain slaves. He, of course, didn’t have any choice the matter and, while sympathetic, could no longer keep them.
  2. I oil my guns with their tears.

Liberals T...

Quote of the day—David Hardy

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Wednesday, 28 October

I believe it is a whole new ball game….

David Hardy
October 27, 2020
Thinking Justice Barrett over….
[Yup.

And it’s GAME ON!—Joe]

Wednesday Zeta Update

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:48, Wednesday, 28 October

It looks like Zeta is coming ashore today as a Cat 2 hurricane.  It will focus on southeast LA and the New Orleans metro area.  Because this one is a fast-mover, it will be mainly a wind event, but they haven't posted potential storm surge numbers yet, and we all recall that it was storm surge the killed New Orleans during Katrina.



I don't expect much impact on my acre.  We had a rain band moving through earlier, but the wind shouldn't get over 10-15 mph.  Just a gentle breeze.  The folks in New Orleans are n for a ride, though and we'll keep them in our prayers.

Voting saved by paper backup

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:12, Wednesday, 28 October

 Hackers install ransomeware on voter registration database; officials use registration cards to validate signatures:

The Oct. 7 attack on Hall County, in the northern part of the state, hit critical systems and interrupted phone services, the county said in a statement posted on its website. County spokeswoman Katie Crumley did not return multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press.

But according to a report in the Gainesville Times, the attack also disabled the county’s voter signature database. Crumley was also quoted in an online CNN story saying that the attack affected both the signature database and a voting precinct map.

Ransomware scrambles affected computer networks with encryption that can only be unlocked with keys provided once the victim has paid up. Deloitte analyst Srini Subramanian said ransoms local governments pay in such cases average about $400,000.

An update Thursday evening on the county website said “the voting process for citizens has not been impacted by the attack.” However, a county off...

Königliche Marine (Prussian Navy) Colt 1851 Rig

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 28 October

In 1855, Prussian customs officials discovered a shipment of 3,000 Colt 1851 Navy model revolvers (and their accouterments) hidden in bales of cotton being shipped from New York to Russia. Prussia was a neutral power in the ongoing Crimean War, but had prohibited transit of arms across its borders. Squeezed by a British blockade of its ports in the Baltic, Russia tried to being in these pistols through Prussia anyway, and was caught (much to the embarrassment of Colt, who was trying to sells his revolvers to the British at the same time).

After three years of stalling, the Prussian government decided to keep 1,000 of the revolvers for issue to its own navy, and sell the remaining 2,000 at auction. The navy revolvers and their accessories (powder flasks and cappers) were stamped with “KM” (Königliche Marine, or Royal Navy) and sequential inventory numbers. They would be the first ...

RDO SlideThere’s no doubt that if you run a Beretta 92, you’ve heard of Langdon Tactical Technology (LTT). If not, get on that. They’re known for doing things a little different, as Will pointed out. Their latest offering is one that 92 guys and gals have been asking for. LTT is now offering the standalone 92 […]

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Patriotic Optics? The Limited Edition Riton Patrioptic

by Nic L in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 28 October

PatriopticRiton Optics has just released the first in their line of U.S.A. assembled optics. The Riton Patrioptic is a limited edition low power variable optic (LPVO) with a little added flare for the patriots among us. The Riton Patrioptic 1-8×28 is limited edition optic and the first release of the U.S.A assembled line. Eyes on […]

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04:55

 THREE?  

Three.  Not just one is none, and two is one, but a pair and a spare?  

Ok.  Yer the boss.  Everyone is gonna think I am using this as an excuse to buy more guns, but, there is no arguing.   Gotta get a 50% bigger gun locker to start with, I guess...

Shooting Drill- “The Challenge”

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:31, Wednesday, 28 October

I got today’s practice drill from The Shooting Wire.  It’s called quite simply “The Challenge.”  Read about it at the link below.

 

The “Challenge” with Trainers

 

“The objective of “Rastoff’s Challenge is to place all hits into the 2”x3” oval X-ring over the course of fire, shot with no time limit.”

  • 3 yards: Four shots
  • 5 yards: Six shots
  • 7 yards: Six shots
  • 10 yards: Four shots

 

Each shot is fired individually from the ready position.  I shot the drill last week .  Instead of using one of my usual carry guns, I decided to conduct the drill with two different smaller carry weapons for more of a challenge.  I shot the course with my 9mm S&W Shield and my .380 Glock 42.

 

I hadn’t been practicing with my small...

Laser Beams!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:51, Wednesday, 28 October

 In the late Eighties, along with the purchase by Tompkins, PLC, Smith & Wesson got a serious upgrade in tooling as the new owners brought the company into ISO 9000 compliance. Along with the CNC machinery came lasers for marking, supplanting old-school rollmarking for most purposes.

Looked at in a 100% crop from the EOS 5DS & 100mm f/2.8L macro lens, the burned aluminum looks pretty neat-o.


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Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — October 28, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Wednesday, 28 October

This is the birthday of Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 – August 12, 1861), who designed the Remington rifle and founded what is now known as the Remington Arms Company. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, …

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The holidays are quickly approaching, which often means visitors and overnight guests. For those of us with firearms in our homes, welcoming guests and helping them feel comfortable involves preparing our 2A home. 

Springfield Armory Hellcat, the worlds hiest capacity micro compact pistol.

Sponsored by Springfield Armory

Your 2A Home ...

01:55

Range Report: Browning BAR Mk3 in .243 – Part 2, by The Novice

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Wednesday, 28 October

(Continued from Part 1.) The First Cleaning About a week later, the muzzle guard arrived, and I settled down to clean the gun. There was even more rust preventative compound in the barrel and on the other steel parts than I had initially noticed. The bore required extensive scrubbing using kerosene as a solvent before a patch finally came out clean. In the process I spilled my bottle of kerosene on the kitchen table, filling the room with fumes. This created a dramatic scene that disturbed the domestic tranquility for a time. Fortunately, the finish on the table was not …

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Wednesday, 28 October

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books, and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how-to” self-sufficiency videos. There is also an emphasis on links to sources for storage food and a variety of storage and caching containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This week, we feature a book by Alaskan pioneer Richard Proenneke. (See the Books section.) …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Wednesday, 28 October

“The functions of the president are prescribed by the Constitution, but his real achievements are not set by the letter of the law. They are determined rather by his personality, the weight of his influence, his capacity for managing men, and the strength and effectiveness of the party forces behind him.” – Charles A. Beard

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When your children ask you to dress up as Polish Hussars for Halloween, you make it happen! It’s a homeschool history lesson combined with crafting fun and writing for The WON! This was such an enjoyable outdoor project, making use of turkey feathers in a creative way. A huge thank you to Barbara Baird of Women’s Outdoor News and Darren Jones, of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s David Blanton Memorial Chapter in Mountain Grove, Missouri, for helping us collect enough feathers to complete the project! Here’s Anna to tell you how to make your own Hussar wings. ~ Julie Golob

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Tuesday, 27 October

22:55

Thinking Justice Barrett over....

in Of Arms and the Law at 21:13, Tuesday, 27 October

1. Of course, the pro-2A vote is now 6-3.

2. Certiorari is governed by the "Rule of Four," it takes four votes. There were two reliable ones going in, now it becomes three. It just takes one more, and if any pro-2A hold-outs were worried before about the outcome of a case, they can now stop worrying. It only takes one more vote to grant cert. now.

3. CJ Roberts is no longer swing Justice. At 6-3, there is no swing Justice.

4. If Roberts is in the majority, he can keep an opinion or assign to whoever in the majority he chooses. If he dissents, that power goes to the senior Justice in the majority. Justice Thomas.

I believe it is a whole new ball game....

19:55

Limitations of Memory

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 15:53, Tuesday, 27 October

 I was sure that I had read of a case where the University of Virginia had sued to return freed slaves back to slavery to settle a debt, and the courts had done so.  My memory scrambled all of it.  While Letitia Brown's Free Negroes in the District of Columbia (1972) assets that this could be done, the case whose memory had scrambled was like this:

 William & Mary College was suing Ithe executor of William Lee's estate for a promised 500 bushels of corn annually, promised in Lee's will.  The estate could not supply this, so the college appears to have wanted charges against the whole estate, including it appears, the manumitted slaves of William Lee.  William and Mary College v. Hodgson, 6 Munford 163 (1818) in Catterall's Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery, 1:129-30.

Riding the Dragon (41 min)

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 16:20, Tuesday, 27 October

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The secret world of Joe Biden and his family’s relationship to China and the sinister business deals that enriched them at America’s expense.



Extreme Accuracy Reloading: Hornady A-Tip

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 27 October

Extreme Accuracy Reloading: Hornady A-TipExtreme accuracy reloading is how you determine just how accurate your rifle truly is.  Last year I reviewed the Ruger Precision Rifle Magnum in 300 PRC.  During that review, I was averaging 0.6 MOA groups using Hornady 300 PRC 225 Grain Match Ammunition.  I purchased the rifle shortly after that review, and several months later […]

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POTD: Unicorns Down-Under!

by James B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 27 October

I consider myself quite lucky to either have hands-on experience with a few uncommon firearms or at the very least talk with people who own them. From a one-off tool-shop prototype of a spring-assisted straight-pull bolt-action Lithgow L1A1 to a very recognizable internet-famous Mosin-Nagant. Now I get to dig my claws into a new set […]

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Hot Gat or Fudd CrapWelcome everyone to the 71st edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […]

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15:55

Not Helping

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 20:33, Tuesday, 27 October

I’d like to spend about 30 seconds with Horowitz in an elevator and rip his throat out of his body. Or beat him so hard in the face that his nose comes out the back of his head. I’d do it and sleep well that night. These people are in need of a good tar and feathering. So this “traitor” says. Die Horowitz…PLEEEEAAAAAAZZZZZZZEEEEEE DIE! [More]

Way to associate my articles, published under my name, with this. I hope everyone realizes that if law enforcement decides this is a potentially actionable indicator that merits a deeper look, they will be able to require access to site records to determine who the poster is.

UPDATE: The comment has been deleted.

All in the Family

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:11, Tuesday, 27 October

 EXCLUSIVE SOURCE: Biden Daughter’s Diary Details ‘Not Appropriate’ Showers With Joe As Child - "Was I molested. I think so." [More]

So far I've seen the source attacked but nothing credible refuting the allegations.  I wonder why that is and why the media isn't on this with every resource at its disposal. 

Not really.

[Via Jess]

If the Jackboot Fits...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:03, Tuesday, 27 October

EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Senate Candidate Mark Kelly’s Yearbook Shows Him Dressed As Hitler [More]

With all the denials and smears against the messenger, I'm wondering why no one has tried to employ some of that facial recognition/aging software we're told justifies public surveillance cameras on every corner.

[Via Jess]

Prepping for Full Psycho Mode

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:54, Tuesday, 27 October


ROGUE, SECRET ATF INTERPRETATIONS OF PISTOLS SEEK TO UNDERMINE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CRIMINALIZE GUN OWNERS [More]
So they're not SBRs now?

I have some friends looking into this. It really does seem like there is ...

12:55

Crazy Dutch Bastards

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:15, Tuesday, 27 October

 Pennsylvania county asks Barrett to recuse herself from mail-ballot extension case [More]

Dr. Evil's got this one.

[Via Mack H]

Forbidden Knowledge

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:00, Tuesday, 27 October

 The Big COVID Con Exposed [More]

Seeing as how the DSM and The Keepers don't want this widely known, especially before the election, the only way it will be is if you share it.

[Via Laocoön]

Hundred Plus Miles Of New Border Wall Seeing Positive Results In Western Arizona [More]

Damn white racists disenfranchising "pathway to citizenship" Democrat voters...

Bonus question: Who sees the redundancy in the previous sentence?

[Via Michael G]

The Shape of Things to Come

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:26, Tuesday, 27 October

 How Things May Look on November 4 [More]

None of us has a crystal ball. That said, this one with different potentialities is interesting to gaze into.

[Via bondmen]

One Can Only Hope

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:19, Tuesday, 27 October

 'You'll Bury Everyone Involved': Bobulinski Recorded Biden Operatives Begging Him To Stay Quiet, Set To Release Tues [More]

Looks like there may be something to this.

I hope Tucker Carlson has arranged for heightened security.

The outrageous thing is, say the worst is proven beyond a doubt, does anyone think many Democrats would be swayed or would most respond by angrily leveling unproven charges against Trump?

[Via bondmen...

This Makes It Official!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:08, Tuesday, 27 October

 STANDING BY - Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election [More]

To paraphrase Rahm Emanuel, you never want to let a narrative go to waste, right?

I see these globalists are supported by, among others, a CFR embed at State.

[Via ...

Let's Go Commies, Let's Go!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:50, Tuesday, 27 October

Florida school district investigating claims that cheerleader was forced to kneel during anthem [More]

It was those bullies at Communist Martyrs High!

Most of these virtue-oozing, silly little girls are too ignorant and manipulated to grasp what's been done to them by evil and useful idiot "adults." 

The object is to force everyone to their knees. 

[Via bondmen...

The Compliance List

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:34, Tuesday, 27 October

 110,000 Californians Bought Guns During Pandemic; Fear of ‘Lawlessness’ Most Common Reason [More]

And the state knows who they all are.

The ones who went "off book," however...

[Via bondmen]

Seven in One Blow!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:27, Tuesday, 27 October

I don't know why that line from "The Brave Little Tailor" just came to mind... [More]

[Via bondmen]

Today's Daily Defense

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:40, Tuesday, 27 October

 

TODAY at 4p ET, 1p PT, Special guest @dcodrea David Codrea joins Mark for a solid hour of hard-hitting talk. Guns, freedom, the election, and more! WATCH the show live at https://t.co/4vo5t9SOaJ or tune in live at https://t.co/2KgmbDLUe0 or to find a station. @CCRKBArms @2AFDN pic.twitter.com/zmhCMaXMbn

— Mark Walters (@aarmark) October 27, 2020

The America I Love Does Not Pepper-Spray Jews [More]

Yeah, well the Jews I respect won't allow themselves to be gassed, and those will apparently never include you, fraudulent "Second Amendment Guy" Ben Stein.

[Via Mack H]

 What Happened When a High School Offered a PragerU Video [More]

Evil must not only be the dominant influence -- it demands to be the only influence.

[Via Mack H]

Open Carry: Are you normalizing, or making yourself a target?

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 11:56, Tuesday, 27 October

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who loves him some prior restraint of rights when it comes to “law & order,” does have some good advice. Stopped clock, twice a day, and all that.

Dan Crenshaw Right About What 2A Community Needs
Rep. Crenshaw cut to the chase about how the Second Amendment movement can continue the momentum and the importance for the industry and existing gun owners to change the way they recruit and welcome new firearm owners into the community.

“We need a lot less guys dressing up in their Call of Duty outfits, marching through the streets and we need a lot more women who are talking about how they need the right to defend themselves against a larger man.”

Tom Knighton elaborated in his own words.

“They don’t see those folks as ordinary people. They seem them as a violent militia that might start ...

EDC Bags of the RECOIL Staff

by Dave Merrill in Recoil at 21:09, Monday, 26 October

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Pistol or Rifle? ATF Sneaking in More Arbitrary Firearms Regulations?As if 2020 couldn’t get any more tumultuous, the ATF seems like it has taken a particular interest in stirring up the pot for firearms owners in these later months by sneaking further restrictive measures into current firearms laws. A recent interpretive change within the ATF could reclassify pistols and rifles based merely on the […]

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ODIN Works ENDURO Multi-Caliber Suppressor

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 27 October

ODIN Works Enduro suppressor, which was first introduced at SHOT Show 2020, is now available for purchase. This new can has a modular tubeless design allowing to change its overall length by adding or removing baffle sections. It is also a multi-caliber suppressor capable of handling pretty much any cartridge of up to 9mm caliber […]

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The asymmetry of the two major parties is driven in part by information asymmetries that feed extremism. The decades-long project of Fox News and the conservative movement to destroy shared truth has paved the way. Regular imbibers of Fox News, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, occupy a climate more extreme than other Republicans, who tend to have more varied and less dishonest information sources.

the assault must be made. Breaking the hold of this collective delusion is a national imperative. If there is one thing America has learned in 2020, it is that defeating a virus — whether biological or informational — requires an honest and engaged president.

Francis Wilkinson
October 22, 2020
Biden’s First War Would Have to Be Against Propaganda
[Via email from Chet.

I “love’ the guy’s referenced expert, “the Public Religion Research Institute”. Who has heard of this organization before? And why a religion research institute? Why didn’t he link to the survey? And why can’t I find the...

How do you find out about them?  If you hear of one planned for the Boise area, tell me.  The Jaguar will look a bit out of place surrounded by trucks and SUVs, but I still will be there.

All summer it rained one time with any real enthusiasm. This sudden spell of weather has hung on for more than 24 hours. It couldn’t really have snowed all night or we’d have more of a blanket – there’s not even an inch of snow on the ground – but it was snowing at twilight and it’s snowing now.


It got surprisingly cold yesterday, but the heavy clouds kept it from getting any colder overnight…

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https://mhiswag.myshopify.com/

This is your chance to get MHI patches, swag, and we’re doing a limited run of 2020 Sucks Challenge Coins and some spicy Christmas ornaments. 😀

The shop is open for a limited time only, and we’re closing it on the 9th.

Philly Burns, 30 Officers Inured.

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Tuesday, 27 October

It appears that police shot a black man yesterday, who threatened them with a knife and repeatedly ignored orders to drop the knife.


Of course, the rioters have never heard of the 21-foot rule that is taught in police academies all over the country.  There is more to come out, but I'm betting that the cops did it right.

Fine Art Tuesday

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 08:32, Tuesday, 27 October

A Dash for the Timber, Federic Remington, 1889
Frederic Remington was New Yorker of French Basque descent whose art celebrates the beauty and ethos of the Old West. One might say he had a large hand in creating our Western Mythology.

First, only in America can something like this story occur. Second, societies need their myths-they bind us together.

Remington was also a cousin to Eliphal...

The Rightful Queen

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:43, Tuesday, 27 October

 'I was born' to be president: Hillary Clinton still angered over 2016 loss [More]

That is one seriously insane sense of entitlement.

What must that say of useful idiot Democrats who revere her?

[Via Jess]


It Pays to Discover?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:33, Tuesday, 27 October

A 30-year customer (and longtime WarOnGuns Correspondent who chooses not to identify at this time) has cut up his Discover card because he learned the slogan "We treat you like you'd treat you" has the addendum: "If you were a 'woke' corporate coward." Here's why (right-click on images to enlarge):

Here are the people they cut off without warning or subsequent explanation:

Standing Order

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:59, Tuesday, 27 October


Judge Benitez demolishes the argument that plantiffs have no standing, because they have not suffered an injury. The chilling of the exercise of a Constitutional right *is* an injury in federal jurisprudence. Judge Benitez gives example after example in case law. [More]

Under a system of supposed equal justice under the law, depriving the rights of one person de facto deprives all people.

I'm really starting to like this guy.

If that is true, then how do you explain the pandemic apostasy? [More]
Ephesians 6:12 works for me...

The Low-Hanging Fruit Pickers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Tuesday, 27 October

 Is it possible that the militia story [about planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan] is another contrived, anti-Trump, smear job by elements within the FBI? [More]

Change "possible" to "probable" and I'm right there with ya.

We must now come to grips with the likelihood that Wray is worse for the country than Comey. [More]

The higher they are, the more damage they can do.

Take the foot-dragging William Barr, for instance...

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Three lies in one brief assertion must qualify as some sort of gun grab trifecta.[More]

Overshadowed by gun-grabbers with better connections and more resources, ol' Josh finds solace in the embrace of those who would have been conquered decades ago were it not for Americans with guns. Funny, who he wants us to vote for.

The Czar of Muscovy has a typically insightful analysis of last week's debate, and particularly of Joe's comment that he would kill the oil industry.  Many people have pointed out that this will cost Biden Pennsylvania (at least), but the Czar says it goes much deeper and highlights why Joe is such a terrible candidate:

He announced that he would seek to end the oil industry. Trump wheeled around and asked him to repeat that. Biden did, and announced he would—as president—end America’s use of fossil fuels. Trump was handed gold, and he made sure Americans recognized this as big news, especially folks living in Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oklahoma.

Biden had a definite look of panic on his face as Trump named those states. Even he realized he just gave Trump 83 electoral votes, mumbling something about “o...

Once We’ve Eliminated Fossil Fuels…

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:12, Tuesday, 27 October

(Author unknown)


One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks. “What’s this?” she asked.

“Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.

“What happened to the carpet?” she asked.

“The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.

Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled o...

2020

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:04, Tuesday, 27 October

You’re Still Here?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 07:07, Tuesday, 27 October

Fini. End. The new beginning is not here. Go find me at my new home. If you are using the WordPress Reader to follow me, you can switch to following the new blog by following the instructions on the following page: Following Blogs – Support — WordPress.com, and scrolling down to the section titled “Follow […]

WW1 British Contract M1911 in .455 Webley Self-Loading

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 27 October

On the eve of World War One, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Flying Corps had both adopted the Webley Self-Loading Pistol, chambered for a special .455 caliber semi-rimmed cartridge. With the needs of wartime, Webley deliveries of these pistols were too slow, and alternatives were sought. The obvious choice was the Colt 1911 pistol, already in service elsewhere with British troops. Colt had no trouble adapting the design to the .455 Webley semiauto cartridge, and between 1915 and 1919 some 13,000 of them were sold to Britain (plus more in .45 ACP). The .455 caliber guns are so marked on the slide, and all have W-prefix serial numbers to indicate their chambering. Purchases continued after the Royal Flying Corps was renamed the Royal Air Force in April 1918. While some were surplussed after the war, others would stay in service until World War Two.

Wiland USA MLCS-11 Chassis for Ruger 10/22 Rifles

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Tuesday, 27 October

Wiland USA MLCS-11 (1)On October 22, the 10/22 day, a South Carolina company called Wiland USA released a chassis for the ever-popular Ruger 10/22 rimfire rifle. This new chassis is called MLCS-11 which stands for Modular Lightweight Chassis System. Apparently, it is primarily aimed to the rimfire competition shooting community, however, I think anyone who wants to add modularity and […]

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Daisy introduces a special-edition Red Ryder BB gun, a tribute to the holiday classic film "A Christmas Story".A great many shooters who are adults today shared the same dream as kids in the 1980s and 1990s. We wanted to wake up Christmas morning to find a particular present waiting for us, left under the tree by Santa Claus and inspired by Ralphie Parker, as portrayed by Peter Billingsly in the 1983 classic […]

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Debunking the Top 5 Appendix Carry Myths

by Hop in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 27 October

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop debunks the top 5 appendix carry myths. Can you bend over when carrying appendix? Can you drive a car? Are you going to shoot yourself in the junk by accident? Why is Hop such a stalwart adherent to the dogma of appendix carry? Is he in a cult or […]

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New TANDEMKROSS Fiber Optic Front Sights for Taurus HandgunsTANDEMKROSS and Taurus have teamed up to bring Taurus handgun owners what I think to be a great upgrade for the budget-minded pistols. The TANDEMKROSS fiber optic front sight upgrade is compatible with a wide variety of Taurus handguns including the newer Taurus TX-22 22LR pistol. New TANDEMKROSS Fiber Optic Front Sights for Taurus Handguns […]

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Character

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Tuesday, 27 October

 Compare.  And there is evidence for all these things

Trump is:

  • rude
  • crude
  • slippery and difficult to deal with in business transactions.  Unethical?  Get your money up front or he simply won't pay you, knowing your legal bill will be higher than what he owes ya.  Ick.
  • he gropes women that came to him to get groped.
Biden is:
  • crooked.  Pay for play.
  • traitorous.  Some of the people he made pay him were the Enemy.  CHICOMS.  
  • braggart.  He BRAGS, on camera, he made a quid pro quo with Ukraine while VP.  Pay up and fire the DA investigating the payola.
  • a plagiarist.  since the 80s
  • gropey to children
  • maybe rapey, to that one intern, but he-said, she-said at this point
  • rude.  When challenged by regular folks he get combative and insulting.  Like Trump.
  • racist.  Notice he never sniffs on black girls?
  • tax evader.  all those payoffs were shields from the IRS, I am sure.  You don't declare your ill-gotten bo...

Governor Edwards Pitches A Hissy Fit

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:57, Tuesday, 27 October

 It seems that the Legislature, in issuing their petition to end the public health emergency order, has caused the Governor to throw a fit, not unlike a three-year-old who gets his hand slapped.  The Governor has now filed suit, claiming, among other things, that the law is unconstitutional.  From the Governor's Facebook post.

.In addition to the fact that getting rid of the mitigation measures that have proven to slow the spread of COVID and save lives is reckless and dangerous, the law being used is blatantly unconstitutional. 

This is a classic separation-of-powers clash, and the governor is being petulant. His argument of the Legislature relying n an unconstitutional law is laughable, because it is the same law that he relied on to initiate the public health order in the first place.  For the record, let me print the law as found in the state website.

§768.  Termination of declaration of public health emergency

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[Ed: As in the past, we are reposting a book review by Gila Hayes, operations manager and editor for the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network. The book is a newly updated classic by Mas Ayoob, first posted there earlier this month — of course, everything he’s written is a classic!] With the release of the seventh […]

The “Lady” and the “Tramp”

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:01, Tuesday, 27 October

I am, of course, speaking of Alex (or Sandy) Ocasio-Cortez and The Donald – with a blunt play on words. Neither of them is suitable for polite company, are they? Unlike the famous Disney movie duo, they are neither cute nor loveable. Indeed, they are dangerous to liberty, to freedom, to peace, and to prosperity.

The latest spat between The Donald – POTUS, Massa, and hated by all (according to the media) – and the young congresscritter from somewhere in the stews of New York City? Apparently, the congresscritter is upset with the POTUS because he dissed her in a speech to blue-collar workers in Pennsylvania. According to MSN, he asked, “She did go to college, right?”

Of course, it was a rhetorical question: Trump knows the ultra-leftist, socialist, ex-bartender DID graduate “cum laude” from Boston University. Indeed, she had a “double-degree” of a Bachelor of Arts in both international relations and economics.

She was also a...

CONFIRMATION

by Mas in at 05:50, Tuesday, 27 October

Photo of Judge Amy Coney Barrett...

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Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — October 27, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Tuesday, 27 October

October 27th, 1858 was the birthday of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. (He died January 6, 1919.) — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the …

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Range Report: Browning BAR Mk3 in .243 – Part 1, by The Novice

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Tuesday, 27 October

For many years, my go-to deer rifle has been a venerable Remington Model 742 in .30-06 that I inherited from my father. Over the course of time, I became a little venerable myself. As I aged, the old 742 began to kick a lot harder than it used to. Some would say that this is due to global warming, but I have a different theory. In any case, during my last extended range session with the 742, my shoulder got pretty sore. It hurt so much that I dreaded pulling the trigger, and eventually cut the range session short. I …

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Tuesday, 27 October

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on elk relocation. (See the Idaho section.) Region-Wide Much earlier in the year than usual… Photos: Snow blankets the Inland Northwest o  o  o Live Local Inland Northwest launches directory, online marketplace for area businesses o  o  o Inland northwest job opportunities. Idaho Idaho …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Tuesday, 27 October

“Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting–or even demanding–their own enslavement.” – Larken Rose

The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

As a young woman who often runs errands on her own and runs her sisters back and forth to numerous places, it is important that I equip myself to protect myself and the people that I love. In the state of Indiana, citizens are able to obtain their concealed carry permits at the age of 18 after passing a background check and getting fingerprints taken at their local law enforcement agency. On my 18th birthday, in August 2019, my present from my parents was the payment of my state and local fees and my concealed carry pistol. 

Monday, 26 October

22:55

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 26, 2020 Anyone who’s trained in tactical rifle shooting and/or operated with a rifle knows that a well-designed, high-qualitytactical rifle sling can really make your life better. That’s why we here at DefenseReview (DR) are always on the lookout for the best ones we can find–and …

The tears of your enemies....

in Of Arms and the Law at 22:13, Monday, 26 October

"Everytown for Gun Safety

Republicans in the Senate have voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As her confirmation hearings demonstrated, she is a threat to gun safety laws across the country and could be a dream come true for the NRA."

19:55

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Welcome to the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett.

All Democrats voted “No”. Tells you what they think about the Constitution, doesn’t it?

ACB confirmed!

in Of Arms and the Law at 18:39, Monday, 26 October

One of the bigger constitutional events of my lifetime....

 This is sweet, and shows that in this political silly season that there is a human decency that crosses species boundaries.  From the notes to the Youtube video:

Mongkol is a 61-year-old former logging elephant. His captive-held life was spent hauling trees in the Thai forest. His body shape is deformed through hard labor, he lost his right eye and tusk in this brutal logging practice. Mongkol was rescued and brought to Elephants World to spend the rest of his days relaxing peacefully in freedom by the River Kwai. I discovered Mongkol is an extremely gentle, sensitive elephant who enjoys music, especially this slow movement by Beethoven which I play to him occasionally in the day and night.

This video is awesome, and 100% non-political - which adds to its awesomeness.

...
As a personal favor, I ask you to please not laugh out loud when I say: Let’s take journalists at their word when they tell us the only reason they’re not running the Hunter Biden story is that, because they’re unbiased, honest, trustworthy professionals, they don’t want to traffic in an unsubstantiated smear campaigns.”

Okay, you can laugh your heads off now.

Let’s be generous and say that at the outset they had reasonable concerns. How could they know if the emails were real? The story might be Russian disinformation. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer and pal, is involved -- that’s a reason to be skeptical. The story broke in the New York Post, a tabloid owned by the conservative tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Fox News, another Murdoch property, ran with the story. How could they even know the computer in question belonged to Hunter Biden? Isn’t the computer repairman almost blind? And what a coincidence, they say, that all of this comes out just d...

The Perfect Hunting Calibers and their Game by Bear Creek ArsenalBear Creek Arsenal has released a guide to the Perfect Hunting Calibers and their associated game. Most of you are probably enjoying the fall weather with the lush green forests starting to turn to autumn colors and all manner of critters starting to prepare for the winter months. For us hunters this means dusting off […]

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Biden Victory -> Civil War

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:39, Monday, 26 October

 From Instapundit, quoting Epoch Times:

I volunteer to be the first guinea pig for Robert Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the period after the election in which he assumes a Biden victory.

I assume Mr. Reich would concur some degree of testing and experimentation must be done to make his plan effective and, while taking nowhere near the bravery of being, say, a first COVID vaccine tester, someone has to do it.

I have several reasons I think I would be ideal for this task that I will get to in a minute, but first, for those who don’t know or those whose memory is sketchy—it’s already more than a week since Reich made his proposal—the former Clinton Labor Secretary wrote the following on Twitter, Oct. 17:

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

Reich uses post-apartheid South Africa as a model for his...

 And this one opens and closes with some deep thoughts.  Live life like it really matters.  Set in Australia, but so much of it looks like America including an American-style diner, that I was briefly confused.  This is apparently suddenly trendy because of the show Diners, Drive ins, and Dives.


Downtime Update

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:25, Monday, 26 October

In case everyone was wondering why I posted a "Please Stand By" message and then continued updating the blog, I received this via email:

Dear DAVID CODREA,

Please accept our deepest apologies, due to some IT issue we were unable to contact you today but we are rescheduling the will for tomorrow between 9AM and 11AM (EST).

What it did was give me time to get to stuff received over the weekend after I posted about after announcing "Technical Difficulties."

So it looks like the need to ask for a slowdown on inputs is still in effect.

What's in a Name?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:58, Monday, 26 October

Third, police yourselves. Call it self-defense groups, neighborhood protection, vigilantes, friends, anything but “militias.” But the essence is the same: rely on yourself and on people who have known each other for a long time—no infiltrators, please—united and armed to take care of themselves as they think best. [More]

Actually, some of us hope to reclaim that word, but yeah, when we're talking low-hanging fruit I see how it hurts.  Especially some of the ones that call themselves "Three Percenters."

Then again, it doesn't matter what you call yourself. Anybody think the truth stops conflating liars from smearing you as whatever they want?

...

You Can't Stop the Signal?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:48, Monday, 26 October

 Big Tech Panicking – Trump’s Grassroots MAGA Army Working Around Platform Controls… [More]

I hope this really means what is being implied.

[Via Michael G]

Right here. And to that we will soon be able to add Young v. Hawaii, my choice for Supreme Court review.

Shotguns are the most violent firearm in most people’s arsenal, but they can also be used in less-lethal situations. Shotguns have many uses, as you can load them with slugs, buckshot, birdshot and various other loads. In our Photo Of The Day, we take a look at Canadian Light Infantry Pioneers as they use the shotgun […]

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The Rimfire Report: Belt-Fed On a Budget in 22LR?

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 26 October

The Rimfire Report: Belt-Fed On a Budget in 22LR?Hello and welcome back to another weekly edition of The Rimfire Report. This weekly series explores anything and everything rimfire. The guns, ammunition, sports, history, and stories from the rimfire world are discussed here, and what a vast and expansive subset of firearms culture it is! This week we’re going to talk about the theoretical maximum amount […]

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Putting the Lair into winter mode…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:33, Monday, 26 October

There’s almost nothing I hate more than the official start of winter here at the Secret Lair. Everything above it – and quite a few things below it – on the list of things I dislike involves physical pain.

Still…


It was nine in the morning and while the temperature in the main room was holding mostly steady, the bedroom temperature was still slowly falling. Chances of sunlight were looking slim. I might not want artificial heat today, but overnight would be a different matter. And that meant doing something I’d reall...

Tracking Zeta

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:11, Monday, 26 October

I'd like to cancel my subscription to the Hurricane of the Month Club. 

It looks like this one is going to miss my acre.  The plots are starting to firm up, but it seems to he heading for the New Orleans/Baton Rouge corridor.


We'll know more in the next couple of days, but it's expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

Watching the news

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 10:10, Monday, 26 October

As we approach Election Day, it seems news outlets are pulling out all the stops to frighten and, I believe, intimidate potential Republican voters. The narrative of the inevitability of a Biden victory isn't selling any longer, so it's time for Plan B.

There are also increasing signs of division as people continue to move to the extremes of the political spectrum. While this was probably inevitable, it's sad, because a year ago people in my AO mostly got along. Not so much now.

Let's dive in.

At the most local level, and one I'm not going to provide links for so that I don't give away to...

Divvying Up the Spoils

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:24, Monday, 26 October

 Officials wrangle over setting up $2 million reward fund for tips on murders [More]

Let's just hope they don't shoot it out.

[Via bondmen]

We're the Only Ones Next Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:20, Monday, 26 October

 

Illinois police killed unarmed Black teen, shot his girlfriend in stomach [More]

Here we go again...

[Via bondmen]

Diversity concerns raised over photo celebrating St. Louis County police unit [More]

Forget the fact that they're credited with "achieving a 94 percent clearance for homicide cases in 2019."

[Via bondmen]

Et Tu Fox 2?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:10, Monday, 26 October

 These 5 states are most at risk of election-time violence from militias, report finds [More]

What's the good of having a bandwagon if everybody doesn't jump on it?

I don't suppose anybody'd be interested in discussing the real thing?

[Via bondmen...

Burtht into Thong

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:54, Monday, 26 October

 Model mom! OnlyFans star, 26, opens fire on two burglars armed with Uzis who attacked her husband and son [More]

Am I the only one who finds this a bit far-fetched?

And what the hell is an "OnlyFans star"?

[Via Jess]

Ammo by the Pound

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:42, Monday, 26 October

 Anyone from La Crosse County with unwanted ammunition can dispose of it properly on Saturday. [More]

I wonder if any buyers showed up. 

[Via Jess]

Intentional Harassment

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:31, Monday, 26 October

 Prior to that, a third party could help you fill out an electronic Form 1 using the ATF’s eForms system or paper forms. [More]

That way, you can screw it up and when they respond months later it will be to tell you to start the process all over again.  They've not only learned nothing since "Gunwalker," they've become more arrogant that they're untouchable. This is in your face and indicative of a corrupt bureau that is hostile to the administration it reports to. If Trump pulls November off, let's hope those who have his ear convince him that heads must roll here as well. Because if he doesn't, we're gonna see the chains come off and a lot of inner psychopaths being channeled.

[Via Jess]

A Virtual Skirmish

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:17, Monday, 26 October

Posted with no links at all. Of course, now the self-appointed hall monitors will claim there’s no sourcing, in order to evade reasoning, publicly known facts and self-evident truths. [More]

I found out about the virtual 2A Rally the day before it happened and decided not to do a post on it because it could come across as sour grapes for not being invited to participate. In truth, there is no way I would have expected to be, given past disputes with the principal organizer.

Now that my name has been brought into comments, I'm compelled to weigh in, particularly in light of this claim from the article:

"One of our key goals is to remind everyone that American Gun Owners are part of every demographic group, lifestyle and political affiliation. They have many different perspectives and opinions on guns… and every other topic!"

Good for them. Pointing out that gun owne...

Just Like Old Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:41, Monday, 26 October

 NYC ‘Jews for Trump’ Caravan Attacked With Rocks and Pepper Spray, Flags Ripped Up [More]

Wait a sec-- I thought the left called us "Nazis."

[Via Michael G]

Here's some stuff you'll never see from the DSM:

Look, obviously I don't have the resources to validate the credibility of these links, but the point is, the people who do aren't even mentioning and presenting evidence to debunk them.

[Via Laocoön]

UPDATE: And no surprise, they're trying to strangle the infan...

Unintended Consequences

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:48, Monday, 26 October

 Who would have guessed that Democrats in Richmond would be better at increasing gun sales in Virginia to record levels than the NRA? [More]

Just about anybody paying attention and who has seen this happen time after time for decades, as the word "predictable" in the title and the rhetorical question imply...

[Via Keith B]

Flushing the System

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:43, Monday, 26 October

 Trump To 'Immediately Fire' FBI, CIA Directors If Reelected [More]

Followed with prosecution...?

[Via bondmen]

UPDATE: While you're at it, check out this guy.

[Via ...

Rumors of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:31, Monday, 26 October

 Soros-Backed Coalition Preparing for Post-Election Day Chaos — ‘We’re Going to Fight Like Hell’ [More]

Interesting times...

[Via bondmen]

 Bernie Bro with Van Full of Guns and Explosives Plotted to Assassinate Biden. Media Buries the Lede, as Usual [More]

Well ... yeah.

[Via bondmen]

Another one

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:11, Monday, 26 October



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but I'm lousy at keeping things cleared.  So you may get to see some for the second time.


And so it goes

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:04, Monday, 26 October

 

“None of That Damned Nonsense About Merit”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:59, Monday, 26 October


David Swenson.

Back in the 1830s, Lord Melbourne declared he liked the Order of the Garter best of all his titles because there was “none of that damned nonsense about merit” connected to it.

The elite community of fashion’s current enthusiasm for what is referred to as “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion” has a basic similarity to Lord Melbourne’s perspective, except his merit-free inclusion in the Garter Order was based on a supposed inherited excellence, while the Identity Groups singled out for special treatment under DEI base their claims to special privilege upon ressentiment.

David Swenson has a long record of achieving superior returns by his management of Yale’s endowment. Apparently, he now has decided either that other goals are more important or that anyone can achieve the same.

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Rifle Scopes Reviewed: Best Under $1000

by Dave Merrill in Recoil at 14:10, Monday, 26 October

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New FN 509 Long Slide Available from Apex Tactical

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 26 October

New FN 509 Long Slide Available from Apex TacticalBeginning on Tuesday, October 27th, owners of the FN 509 will be able to purchase the long-awaited 5″ long slide from Apex Tactical. The Apex Tactical Team has been hard at work developing this new FN 509 Long Slide that comes fully assembled and loaded down with features. New FN 509 Long Slide Available from […]

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Quote of the day—Frank J.

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Monday, 26 October

Isn’t originalism just the Rule of Law? The law means the same thing yesterday as it does today and as it will tomorrow.

It’s originalism or judges just make stuff up whenever they feel like. I’m not really sure what the middle position is.

Frank J.
October 21, 2020
Random Thoughts: Feminism and Court Packing
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Rube Goldberg Lives!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:06, Monday, 26 October

 


At first light, snow!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:27, Monday, 26 October

I woke up briefly to hard rain on the roof in the middle of the night. Temperature has dropped more than 20 degrees since Midnight, and…

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On the road in Mexico

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 07:07, Monday, 26 October

Road travel here can be an adventure, especially down south and away from tourist areas and commercial (truck) routes. The smart thing to do is stay on the toll highways as they're well-maintained, reasonably safe, and have plenty of services, even though they are forever stopping you at tollbooths to hit you up for more tolls. But when going to places less traveled, that's not always ab option, so the other day saw us on a mountain two-lanes highway that was all hills and curves and few guardrails, and your speed is kept to an absolute minimum by countless topes, aka, "sleeping policemen" or "speed bumps from hell".  Now these pernicious obstructions, if gathered together in one place, likely would have been sufficient to have kept the Allies off the Normandy beaches in 1944. But here in Mexico they are spread out so much that they only slow everyone's travel to a glacial crawl and provide full employment for auto repair shops. These topes require you to come to a near stop to cross every one, unless you're driving '69 Charger with a rebel flag on the roof, in which case you'd be in heaven. Taken with any speed, they will bottom out your shocks, scrape your frame, a...

Vaseline hates white people

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 07:53, Monday, 26 October

 So, we were watching the remake of The Magnificent Seven on A&E last night.  And a commercial for Vaseline comes on.  Let's just say that they have taken critical race theory and BLM wokeness to that next stupider level (I wasn't sure it was possible to get that much more woke).

I'm not going to link to it because I don't want to be connected to that pile of steaming dung in any way.  However, below are two articles also discussing it with links.  I don't watch cable very often and haven't seen it on regular television which is why I'm behind the curve.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/vaseline_gets_woke_and_creates_a_black_lives_matter_ad.html

https://moonbattery.com/if-you-hate-america-for-being-racist-buy-vaseline/


As a reminder, Vaseline is owned by Unilever.

Masking Illegal In Louisiana

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:52, Monday, 26 October

 The Louisiana House o Representatives have ended the emergency health proclamation in Louisiana,  It's over.  By Law.  The proclamation is here:  It says that the public health emergency is order is over, and was over at the time it was delivered to the governor.  It also prohibits the governor from issuing another public health order until seven days after he proclaims the current health emergency over.

The Governor doesn't want to talk about it.  He's pissed, and being petulant.  But, there is currently no public health order in Louisiana.  And, there won't be until a week after the governor gets over his childish attitude and make a decision.

But, what all this means is that wearing a mask in public is now illegal again.  This is the public masking law.  R.S. 14:313.

It will be interesting to see how Louisiana reacts to their petulant governor.

Parroting the Talking Points

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Monday, 26 October

The report highlighted several cases, including fatal shootings related to protests and the F.B.I.’s arrest of 13 men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan, a Democrat.  [More]

What, you mean the low-hanging fruit loops that included a BLM supporter and two anti-Trump anarchists?

[Via Jim S]

Shaking the Rock Bucket

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Monday, 26 October

A common-sense demonstration of how Democrats with their hands out are dumb as cows... [Watch]

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The Thing That Would Not Die

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:24, Monday, 26 October

 Fast And Furious Has Never Died [More]

I have two big problems with this:

  1. Terminology matters. Operation Fast and Furious was the name of a specific program run out of Phoenix. I know there were similar operations conducted under Project Gunrunner and have written about several of them myself over the years, but they were not "Fast and Furious." 
  2. This perpetuates misunderstandings about Wide Receiver I have been trying for years to dispel but nonetheless keep being raised.
As I noted earlier: All I can "vouch" for on Fast and Furious is what Mike and I reported. I'm aware there are other "theories," including about cartel deals and those relying on the testimony of criminals trying to mitigate their punishments -- I'm not discounting any of the reports, but merely saying anything I haven't worked on is outside ...

If Wishes Were Fishes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:10, Monday, 26 October

 Luckily, states do have recourse. State legislatures can prohibit local entities from participating in direct federal-grant programs that usurp their traditional prerogative. Governors can refuse to participate in programs that similarly transfer decision-making authority. Of course, both require the relevant actor to prize the long-term health of our federalist republican government over the short-term infusion of lucre. [More]

In other words, it'll be a done deal.

[Via Michael G]

Gone Fishing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Monday, 26 October

Jeez, guy, do they have to come right out and tell you they're trying to incriminate you if they can? Unless you have more expertise than this guy, what are you doing inviting vampires to cross your threshold

And why not ID your persecutors? The blowback to you will certainly be personal and with no regard to protecting your identity, and sometimes, shining light and banging pots are your best defenses for making them back off.

[Via Jess]

The Super Citizen

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:42, Monday, 26 October

"Y'all know who I am?" [More]

More importantly, we know what you are.

Moment of Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:03, Monday, 26 October

 

Joe Biden brags about having “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics”https://t.co/wjRKvYi4l2 pic.twitter.com/hC8j4Ijpr7

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 24, 2020

We know. 

[Via Michael G]

By Any Other Name

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Monday, 26 October

 T.L. Davis shares some thoughts. [More]

Gun Owners for Disarmament

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:36, Monday, 26 October

Horner told me he doesn’t consider himself political, but he said he’s planning to vote for Biden. [More]

Horner is an idiot. if I were an FFL I'd tell him to get the hell out of my store.

Last Chance to See Reason

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:08, Monday, 26 October

 You may be in the glow of martyrdom. You may think you are heroically going against the grain like Martin Luther nailing his ninety-five theses to the church door at Wittenberg. In fact, you are completely the opposite. The very villains you think you are opposing are using your intellectual arrogance to seduce you. You are opposing everything you value. The main reason you can’t see this, is that you are working from an old and obsolete model. [More]

He gives them more credit for merely being misguided virtue signalers than I do. If they were persuadable by reason, they wouldn't need to be persuaded.

They are either stupid, or evil, or both. They are giving aid and comfort to the destroyers and they need to be loudly condemned for it.

 “Nationally, there is this impression that Puerto Rico is Democrat, and that those two additional seats would allow the Democrats to control the Senate,” he said. “This has created a window of opportunity for us in the Democratic Party.” [More]

Rita explains.

Who Guards the Guardian?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:58, Monday, 26 October

 I've talked up Surefire's Guardian before. It's my go-to travel light, especially on the (admittedly rare) occasions when I fly and don't check a bag. It's a one-light solution that gives me everything from a wide, even 15-lumen MaxVision beam for finding my way to the loo between tent pegs and camp chairs at Paul-E-Palooza to shining a conventional, focused 800-lumen spotlight on the tree line across the lawn at Castle Frostbite. 

Even if I have my regular EDCL2-T along with me, the honkin' big internal batteries on the Guardian save wear on the pocket light's CR123s. I also liked that it could theoretically be used to juice up a dead phone or other USB accessory...

Building the Charles Bridge at Prague in 1357

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:22, Monday, 26 October

In this informative animation we see how the iconic Charles Bridge was constructed in 1357. The historic bridge crosses the Vltava (Moldau) river in Prague, Czech Republic and is 516 metres (1,693 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide. It was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards.

Hard Times

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:14, Monday, 26 October

As we approach the November election, let us join Buddy Green (and Stephen Foster) in hoping for a victory against democrat party misgovernment and economic ruin.

Heckler & Koch’s Modular Machine Gun: the HK21E

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 26 October

In 1961, Heckler & Koch introduced a new light machine gun based on their roller-delayed blowback system as a companion piece to the G3/HK91 rifle. While the German military was quite happy with its MG3 machine guns, H&K expected that other, smaller nations adopting the G3 would be interested in a support weapon that worked the same way. They were not wrong, and the first adopter was Portugal, in 1968. By 1977, some 20,000 had been sold to more than 20 different nations.

In the early 1970s, a number of improvements were made (including a clubfoot stock and optics mounting points on the receiver) and the HK 21A model was introduced. Additional major improvements in the early 1980s created the HK 21E “export” model. This had a longer receiver, longer barrel, strengthened receiver, improved recoil buffer, and was fully modular, able to be assembled into a model HK11...

Latest Addition to the Boyds Lineup – Sauer 100

by Nic L in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 26 October

Sauer 100The Sauer 100 was introduced by Sauer & Sohn back in 2016. Sauer & Sohn is the oldest firearms manufacturer that’s still active in Germany, which is why it’s so cool to see support for their weapons still on the market. The Sauer 100 has just been added to the long list of rifles with […]

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Century Arms' Thunder Ranch AK-47 - Davidon's Exclusive DistributionClint Smith and his training company Thunder Ranch have been busy at the grindstone working with various manufacturers to put out exclusive firearms offerings. The newest one of these offerings is the Century Arms and Thunder Ranch AK-47. This latest offering is meant to be an exclusive one that the “everyman” can afford. Century Arms’ […]

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Blaser Germany Release a Thermal Clip-On Mount

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 26 October

Clip-on Thermal Sights seems to be the new black, and everyone wants to have their piece of the market suddenly. Blaser GmbH from Germany is no different, and their thermal clip-on solution comes with the help from Liemke, also from Germany. They have developed a mount for the Blaser 1–7×28 iC riflescope, which in itself is a […]

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 Of course.

I'm shocked that only half of Americans know someone that got the Rona.  

There have been a dozen at the office.  None I know, tho.  Don't count.

My work wife?  Her real husband tested positive.  I know him.  That was only a month and a half ago.  He didn't spread it to anyone else. 

A buddy I've camped with got it, and he had co-morbidities.  Spent half a day in the ER not breathing well.  They gave him anti-biotics to fight off pneumonia and he got better.  His missus caught it.  She got better.  They all got better.  I know no deaths from the WuFlu.

Shootout: Glock 42 versus Kahr CW 380

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 26 October

This is a guest article from friend and student “Gaston Garand.”  I think the Glock 42 and the Kahr are the two best pocket .380 autos on the market right now.  When Gaston found 400 rounds of .380 ammo, he put the two to a test and offered to write up the results for my blog.  Thanks to Gaston for the excellent article!

 

Shootout: Glock 42 versus Kahr CW 380

 

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I went to the...

Stinky Cup Holder Ashtray

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 05:36, Monday, 26 October

The cup holder ashtray from Stinky Cigar was something I purchased on a whim a while back. After losing more than one cigar off the table at the brewery when I went to refill my beverage, I ordered this to hopefully alleviate the issue. Designed for the cup holder in a car, the ashtray will not stand on its own when the lid is open, however it has still proven useful in many instances.


The ashtray will stand up securely when placed in an empty coffee mug. It also works great on the beach when set in the sa...

The Erma EMP at the Range

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 24 October

Having taken a close look at this original Erma EMP submachine gun yesterday, we are out at the range with it today. Like several of the interwar SMGs, the Erma was designed with a magazine well long enough to accommodate 9mm Steyr (9x23mm) ammunition, and it was offered in several different calibers. The 9mm Parabellum magazines have a spacer at the rear to hold the rounds forward for proper feeding.

In addition to Erma production, the EMP was copied by the Spanish La Coruña arsenal in the 1940s. Spanish magazines are readily available, and I am curious to see if they will work in a German EMP…

Our friends at Dead Air Silencers are hosting a unique adventure opportunity next month. Dubbed “The Good, The Bad And The Quiet, teams of two to five people will unearth clues with a chance to win a prize package with six Dead Air Silencers, a DDM4 AR-15 pistol and more. Contestants will race across central […]

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 124: Erin Votes “Present”

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:00, Monday, 26 October

In This Episode:
  • Erin is in no mood for banter or a main topic. Which is good, because we have a full show anyway.
  • Xander brings us his Independent Thoughts on the accuracy of firearms and how anti-gunners see them;
  • Weer’d discusses the sickening abuse of disabled former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, then fisks Robin Lloyd of the Giffords Anti-Gun Lobby;
  • and finally, Oddball has received a lot of traffic about the Omniblade, and he reviews it with much suffering.

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

Independent Thoughts with Xander Opal:

Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 26, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Monday, 26 October

October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. Edward Wilson Very (born October 26, 1847, died March 1, 1910) was an American naval officer who adopted and popularized a single-shot breech-loading flare pistol that fired flares that bear his name. — The big Pre-Election Sale at Elk Creek Company will end in just eight days. Consider this: Pre-1899 guns are the last bastion of firearms ownership privacy, since they are entirely outside of Federal jurisdiction. These are guns that you can buy and that you can later give your …

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Kershaw 7350 Claw Automatic, by Pat Cascio

by Pat Cascio in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Monday, 26 October

As a rule, I’m not a big fan of little knives – I’ve found, that for my needs, a require a bigger folding knife for my everyday use. However, this isn’t a hard-fast rule – there are some small folding knives that I like. My oldest daughter, when she was only about 3 or 4 years of age, gave me a very small folding knife, that I still have and use every now and then, the blade is only about an inch long, and on the opposite side of the handle is a file blade – that has been used …

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Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Onions

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Monday, 26 October

The following recipe for Stuffed Onions is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 6 medium to large …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Monday, 26 October

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the unfolding San Francisco Real Estate Collapse. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Sales Forecasted To Triple This Quarter o  o  o Hub Moolman: Gold and Crypto: Is This How Charts Look Before A Monetary Collapse? o  o  o Metals Equal Discipline: The Bull Case …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Monday, 26 October

“Everybody who is paying attention knows that the left will gut the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. Actually, not gut it but just eliminate it completely. In their own words, they are coming to take your guns. Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris — everybody knows that they want to disarm their subjects.” – Ted Nugent – October, 2020

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I believe in the right tool for the job … or, in this case, the target. Bowling with a wrecking ball or playing soccer with a golf ball doesn’t work. The ball is the size that it is so that it is most effective at what it is needed to do. I love getting on my soapbox about shotgun ammo, and in particular, shot sizes. I strongly believe that the right ammo is the key to staying focused and reducing fatigue, thus enabling you to hit more targets – whether that be clays or live birds, especially with new shooters. In this post, I will break down the various sizes of shot and what they are used for in shooting sports.

Sunday, 25 October

22:55

Captain Phasma shoots USPSA

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 21:07, Sunday, 25 October

19:55

Multiple people over the last couple of weeks:
"Why can't I buy more than one box?  Is there a shortage?"
"Why is everyone sold out of everything?"
"Why don't you have any hollowpoints?"
"Why can't I find any primers?"
And on.  And on.  I suspect these people are also what someone called 'low-information voters', because they apparently follow no news and pay no attention to what's going on around them. 
 
 
What makes this even more rich: Schumer whining about the 'rule of law' is- oh hell, I can't really thing of a proper description of how hypocritical that is.
 
 
 

16:55

Shots Fired – Dallas, Texas

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 16:11, Sunday, 25 October

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Multiple gunshots were heard south of Dallas, Texas today and several steel and paper targets sustained multiple, verified hits.

Because the ‘alleged’ shooters (myself and shooting buddy) are responsible gun owners, no injuries or casualties occurred.

In discussions that followed, it was agreed that the post-election period in big cities may turn ‘sporty’ with protesters, agitators or malcontents.

Please take a few moments to rotate you ammo and verify your zeros today!

What is this world coming to?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:14, Sunday, 25 October

 Sunday Smithery getting perpetrated on two Sundays in a row?!?

(Relatedly, I really need to point the 100mm f/2.8L at more guns. That's a nice macro lens.)

.


 Just titling this post was difficult. You'll see this gun referred to by a bunch of different names, with "Shorty Forty" or "Shorty .40" being the most common. Hardly ever is it acknowledged as a Model 4006 variant, which is what Smith calls it on the label on the side of the case.

How to Classify the H&K MP-7 and FN P90

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 15:03, Sunday, 25 October

My recent video proposing a particular set of definitions for three generations of submachine gun design generated a lot of comments about the H&K MP-7 and FN P90. I focused largely on the first and second generation guns in that video – as they were the bulk of what I had available to use as examples – and I neglected what should have been those two obvious modern examples. To quickly recap:

Gen 1 – The first SMGs, made with primarily milled components to a high standard of craftsmanship and expense.
Gen 2 – The economization of SMGs. Designs using stamped materials at first, and polymer more recently.
Gen 3 – Designs emulating rifle handling. Generally closed bolt, but featuring the controls, layout and handling copied from modern rifle platforms.

I believe that both the MP-7 and P90 are solid examples of what I define as a 3rd g...

POTD: Heckler & Koch PSG1 at Lock, Stock & Barrel

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Sunday, 25 October

HK PSG1If you ever go to the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea please make sure that you allow time to visit the firearms dealer Lock, Stock & Barrel. Apart from a great company name they offer a large collection of modern and historical firearms. In our Photo Of The Day, we’ll take a closer look […]

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This should prove how ubiquitous the AR15 has become – my very not ‘Tactical Tod’ neighbor got one. It needed zeroing but neither he nor I could figure out elevation adjustment on the MBUS ‘iron’ sights. I took it home with me promising to do a little Magpul research and then zero it for him, then he and I can go over the rifle’s care and feeding together. Fortunately the ‘research’ was easy since Ian was right there and I just asked him.

So this morning I took my portable target stand and toys to the wash and got it zeroed at 50 yards…

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Zeta?

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:09, Sunday, 25 October

 It looks like we have a new storm swirling inthe Fulf.  Tropical storm Zeta.  According to the National Hurricane Center.


Lovely, just friggin' lovely.

Ms. Fitz wrote an op-ed for Patheos entitled Feeling Pushed Towards Trump.  It's an interesting piece, but this quote is what leaped out at me:

From the right, I continue to see the usual callous indifference to the lives of ordinary people, but it’s just indifference.  The message I am getting from the left is that I am a target they mean to destroy.

I’m not real comfortable with that.

Nor should she be.  Nor should anyone.

Unhappy about some far off things
That are not my affair, wandering
Along the coast and up the lean ridges,
I saw in the evening
The stars go over the lonely ocean,
And a black-maned wild boar
Plowing with his snout on Mal Paso Mountain.

The old monster snuffled, “Here are sweet roots,
Fat grubs, slick beetles and sprouted acorns.
The best nation in Europe has fallen,
And that is Finland,
But the stars go over the lonely ocean,”
The old black-bristled boar,
Tearing the sod on Mal Paso Mountain.

“The world’s in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean,”
Said the old father of wild pigs,
Plowing the fallow on Mal Paso Mountain.

“Keep clear of the dupes that talk de...

A Present From Facebook

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:05, Sunday, 25 October



Facebook’s 30-Day Restriction Notice (horizontally divided for legibility).

Logging onto Facebook this morning, I found a new 30-day sentence to Facebook jail with the interesting feature of no specific ...

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