It is true that all Men are Created Equal.
When my students ask what my hobbies are, I tell them amateur astronomy and subverting California government. I am being paid to do that for an upcoming challenge to California's ban on open carry.
Their side has written a brief that is embarrassingly bad: citations to laws that are not even remotely similar to their claims. What I need are examples from 1789 - 1830 demonstrating that guns were commonly carried in the U.S., most usefully in cities. Using the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, I have searched for pistol with 10 words of carry, tavern, bar, street. Any other suggestions?
He’s still in hospital but out of ICU and out of danger. Says he can kind of make a fist and his right arm is tingling, rather than still numb. His speech still comes and goes.
Supposed to be about two weeks before he can be transported closer to home.
This is inspired by Fyooz's comment on the previous post, and merits its own. The brief I mentioned, threatening to pack the Supreme Court if it didn't rule against the 2A, was filed by Sen. Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Judicial Watch has discovered that his license to practice law is "inactive," meaning he's not supposed to file pleadings or other be practicing law. It's filed a complaint with the Rhode Island bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
Why'd he go "inactive"? It has lower dues and you don't have to take Continuing Legal Education, around 15 hours of classes per year. But while you're skipping the classes, you aren't supposed to be filing things anywhere, let alone in the Supreme Court!
H.R.5087 was introduced February 26, 2018 but I just now got around to looking at it and discussing it with some people.
It has some “interesting” provisions:
This Act may be cited as the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018”.
“(A) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
“(i) A pistol grip.
“(ii) A forward grip.
“(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
“(iv) A grenade launcher or rocket launcher.
“(v) A barrel shroud.
“(vi) A threaded barrel.
“(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
“(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that i...
A Book Bomb is when I pick out a deserving author who could use a publicity boost, and get as many people as possible to buy their book in the same day on Amazon. The more people who buy, the higher it goes in the sales rankings. Once it gets on some bestseller lists, that gets it in front of even more new eyes. Success breeds success, the author gets new readers, and most importantly, the author GETS PAID.
A little while ago I did a double barrel Book Bomb, where instead of pushing one book, I picked two. That seemed to work really well so we’re going to try to do that again. Plus, one of them is from Krasnovia and other flew for Pinelandia during the war so I hope that this Book Bomb will help heal the rift between our peoples. And get me a Nobel Peace Prize, because that would look pretty sweet on the shelf next to my Dragon Awards.
However, if you’ve been following my blog over the last week you know we’ve got a wrinkle. I’ve been on Facebook for a few hours in a row without being banned, but I don’t know how long that will last. So I’m hoping that you guys spread the word on this one. Tell your friends, and spread the link, ...
Selecting a good defensive round is one of the most overlooked but perhaps one of the most critical elements of selecting your tools for self-defense. Arguably, ammo selection is just as important, if not more important than selecting the gun itself. However, I would guess that most shooters simply go to their local Academy, plunk […]
Photo Of The Day, today we go to Mindelo, Cape Verde, as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment Pacific train together with their Portuguese and Spanish colleagues. Above and below you can see Steyr AUG rifles used during a boarding practice Below caption: Cape Verdean coast guard patrol craft Badejo (P […]
Gather ’round dear readers, I’m going to tell you about the time I had to smuggle (kinda) a gun across the (state) border. Everything I’m about to tell you is true, and all of it was 100% legal, but it was sketchy as all get out – like running guns across the border. So without […]
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Yesterday I participated in a USPSA match at the Marysville Rifle Club. One of the stages was a first for me in a couple ways. The first part of the stage was fairly ordinary. You started in a shooting box and upon the start signal you drew your gun and shot three targets partially hidden behind a picket fence. From there you had to go maybe 75 feet forward and around a corner where a second set of targets became visible.
This was the most interesting portion of the stage:
There were two targets in the open, one on the extreme left of the picture above and the edge of one almost visible on the extreme right of the picture above. There were two targets visible behind the green door (no relation to the movie), and two ta...
Like many of you, I've been following the continuing saga of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in a Manhattan lockup. I've never been a Federal prison guy, but I have been the watch commander of a local lockup, and I know that you do not want to be the guy who has someone commit suicide on your watch. Nothing good comes from it.
Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.Evidently, that facility has problems that are ongoing, ad the big bosses didn't do anything to correct it. I've read over the past week that various prison officials tried to cover up instances of dereliction of duty.
A Weasel Whisperer is similar to a Horse Whisperer except that they interpret the double speak of politicians. In this case, we have Sen. Thom Tillis talking out of both sides of his mouth about what he calls ‘ERPOs’ so-called “red-flag” laws or what we lovingly call ‘Gun Confiscation SWATing’. [More]Told ya 'bout this guy. Several times.
With very few exceptions (aluminum cans) recycling not only costs more but generates more pollution. So why do people do it? It's a religious act, by people who want to be seen performing religious acts.
Step 2: Disbar the bastards.
Step 3: Prosecute the bastards.
Step 4: Yank their immunity so they have to pay damages out of their own damned pockets.
While you're at it, same(minus Step2) for cops caught breaking laws.
By Nathan Barton
Modern technology means that the communications and access gap between the “home country” and “colonies” is largely gone. In the days of sail – say, the British Empire before the American Revolution – it took one to two months to cross from England to the Atlantic Seaboard. Today, that is an 8-hour flight.
More to the point, when California was admitted to the Union in 1850, it was a 40-50 day trip from the Atlantic Seaboard to Los Angeles or San Francisco, via Panama. It was a six-month journey by wagon train from Missouri. In 1858, the first transcontinental stagecoach line took 25 days (St. Louis to San Francisco). After 1869, the transcontinental railroad still required 6-10 from DC to California. Communications (Pony Express was faster, but still numbered in weeks) did not allow instant (or near-instant) communications between DC and California until 24 October 1861, by telegraph.
Yet California and Oregon (1859) were both admitted to the Union and functioned as States. Today, there is virtually no place on the planet that cannot be reached instantaneously by high-bandwidth communications, or by a...
Peter Fonda died this past week at the age of 79. I think most people know him because of Easy Rider, but I will always think of him as Ulee Jackson in the movie Ulee’s Gold. This is “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf from their debut album Steppenwolf, which was released in 1968. (It […]
So, I can’t really say I’m boycotting them:
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday the company supports strengthening some gun measures in the United States after more than 20 people were killed in an attack on a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Guns aside, if the state wishes to seize my property, I have a right to due process. I shouldnt be able to lose property just because the police think Im an asshole.
Palmetto State Armory has been equipping the frugally minded citizens of this country for years. Since PSA’s founding in 2008, the company has seen explosive growth. This growth is in part thanks to their constant addition of new products to both their online store and brick and mortar stores. This week Palmetto State Armory has […]
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I enjoy Ian McCollum’s videos as much as anybody. He’s been doing it a long time now and he’s truly good at it. I fully understand that he has lots of devoted fans, and he has earned them with a lot of hard work and talent. Full marks, no lie. I get a certain amount of (annoying) reflected glory just because he’s a friend of mine.
But by chance I encountered a tribute video that … I dunno … maybe a little over the top? Bordering on creepy? Maybe it’s the soundtrack. Maybe it’s just me.
I’ve got nothing else to offer right now and it’s going to be a busy morning. Enjoy.
Brief update time. Most importantly there is a Book Bomb tomorrow, which means I’ll stick the blog post up tonight. I’m doing this for Jim and Peter, two awesome guys who are great writers who I think deserve the publicity and sales boost.
Plus one of them is a noble Krasnovian, and the other is a Pinelander. So this is a chance for us to reach across the aisle, set aside our quarrels (even though we all know waffles are superior to pancakes in every way) and purchase books together in the spirit of brotherhood. Everyone likes awesome books, and reading these books is the first step on our road of peace.
If Arafat can win for “not murdering anyone lately”, Al Gore can win for “hey I think the weather changes”, and Barack Obama can win for “present” I’d better win the Nobel Peace Prize for this one.
However, I usually use Facebook as the primary driver of getting the word out about my Book Bombs, and since Facebook is a garbage website run by garbage people, and the perpetually butt hurt have learned how to weaponize Facebook’s dumb reporting feature to silence anyone who has ever hurt their feelin...
If Afghan tribesmen can manufacture AK-47's in caves with hand tools, imagine what you can do with just a small shop at home. Or even less:
Make a factory-quality 9mm rifled barrel at home.
There are no "good" red herring laws. [More]
Anyone who says there are has not thought it through.
Anyone who can't be trusted with a gun can't be trusted without a custodian, and to separate a known danger from the rest of us requires proving it.
Once again the Heritage Foundation shows what it's made of.
[Via Mack H]
An advisor on our attempts to wrest information from the government on its part in "Gunwalker" and other corrupt ventures sent a 2003 District Court opinion just because it's interesting. That it is, fascinating, actually, and while not directly relevant to our inquiries, it's instructive as to how the government operates when it wants to break the law but doesn't want to get caught. [More]
You can learn more about Edwin P. Wilson here. Make a helluva movie, wouldn't it? Except it would be made by Hollywood monopoly of violence proponents who never seem to learn a thing from the stories they tell.
Far-right rally in Portland met by anti-fascist protesters [More]At least there's no doubt whose side NBC "News" is on.
Months after she taught the class, she was summoned to a mandatory meeting with the New School’s director of labor relations to respond to “student complaints.” [More]So we know the professor's name. Why not the names of those falsely screaming "Witch"?
Solutions To Gun Violence Can’t Be Kicked Down Road [More]No, but disarmed victims sure can be. Right into the pit.
From ten years ago.
I get up, trot down the companionway to the Mess Deck, find da wiff asleep in front of Misogynist-NBC. A headline blares: "Trump finds big mental health problem in gun violence". While I'm pouring a BIG cuppa Joe (with her, if the day starts with MSNBC, it's gonna be a LONG day for me, need BIG coffee), the femolly mouthmessers...
These idiots are in charge of “educating” future generations. We’re doomed. Chicago Teachers Union group’s trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as ‘propaganda tour’. The four travelers, who crowdfunded the July trip under the banner of the CTU, met with Venezuelan government officials and educators, visited a commune and were featured in local […]
USA Today is running an op-ed from Michael Hammond, Chief Counsel for GOA (oops, didn’t notice this was a year old).
But there’s a larger issue: If the Constitution can be suspended in a secret hearing, where does this lead?
What if this newspaper could be shut down for 21 days without due process — based on a secret complaint? Or an individual could be arrested or imprisoned for 21 days? Or tortured?
I was reading NJ AG Gurbir Grewal’s directive to law enforcement about enforcement of New Jersey’s ERPO. I don’t even like the idea of the police walking out of someone’s house with a sharp pencil with this kind of due process. Guns aside, if the state wishes to seize my property, I have a right to due process. I shouldn’t be able to lose property just because the police think I’m an asshole.
And don’t give me “the police have to ...
Fabbrica Armi Fratelli Pietta, F.A.P. or, better, Pietta Firearms is lately particularly active in offering new variations of their Single Action Army models replicas. Distributed in the USA by the Early and Modern Firearms Company (EMF), Pietta revolvers are regarded among the most faithful reproductions of the Colt originals. Here the company is teasing us […]
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The World Championship in IPSC Rifle 2019 was a great match and a huge success. Imagine 30 stages deep into a beautiful forest in Sweden, with not a single berm in sight. At least one stage included shooting “D Max” (distance maximum) at targets up in the (mostly) blue sky. Depending on your caliber the […]
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If you own a Ruger PC Carbine you know there may be issues to get the carbine to return to zero after you disassemble it. Infitech of Sweden just released a solution for this, and the picture below probably offers the best explanation. Instead of using the Picatinny on the receiver end, you use the […]
YOU NEED TO GROW A PAIR AND STOP GETTING YOUR LACK OF MANHOOD FROM A FIREARM. ITS A PIECE OF METAL, IT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU
H/T to less fat Dave @BigFatDave.
We have SCOTUS decisions. They have childish insults.—Joe]
I should just skip Mondays, go right to first and second Tuesday.
If you aren't gonna even arse yourself to enforce the gun laws you have in some of the most restrictive environments in the country, then don't bother to pass MORE gun control laws. Oh, wait, criminals aren't the target of the new laws? The target is innocent people like me? I stand corrected.
I remember reasing this way back. I noticed it too. How gleeful NPR sounded at the thought of bread lines and Hoovervilles. Mr. Postrel just wrote about it, back then. Liberal salivation over a coming economic depression.
It's a shame we can't just apply economic down turns and gun bans to just liberals. But how would that even work?
BERNIE SANDERS SAYS 'WE WILL GO TO WAR AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISM AND RACISM' [More]"We"?
[More]The totalitarian-minded want you dead. They want the government to kill you. They have no problem with the military executing citizens without due process on American soil if it's their bidding that is being done.
NRA SAYS NEW FLORIDA LAW WOULD TAKE AWAY RIFLES FROM '10-YEAR-OLD LITTLE GIRLS' ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS [More]The headline is what matters to most, so what will stick is the Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered [More]So Mike didn't belong on "Hate Watch"?
Jerri Kelly: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [More]The two salient facts are she and hubby had LE careers, which no doubt shaped her actions, and she received different treatment from those who did not.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz You can prevail against an active killer even if you are unarmed. One of the most famous cases where unarmed men stopped an active killer was on a train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris a few years ago. Four unarmed Americans and one unarmed Brit teamed up to take […]
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Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke rails against mass incarceration in America. Yet this past Thursday, he demanded a ban on private ownership of semiautomatic rifles. Well, let’s crunch some numbers. According to Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun organ The Trace, there are 15 … Read more
The following blog is an excerpt from Active, Dormant, & Extinct Volcanoes of the National Park System by the National Park Foundation.Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Scaling rocks that never peak, leaving a gaping hole capable of spewing rock, ash, molten lava, ...
Poor lighting can prevent your abilities to navigate around obstacles and also hinders your ability to locate a potential intruder or quickly assess a threat. Realizing that criminal activity peaks during evening hours, especially after dark, it’s important to have the advantage of illumination. We know that law enforcement carries weapon-mounted lights, and with the new, compact options available today, more citizens are choosing to add them to their carry gun. Meet Streamlight.
I won't do it until I'm forced to)!"
A list of the Usual Suspects is included
Except of course it would. Baylor lets female professors fool around with students, punishes males for doing the same: lawsuit. Now this guy probably is guilty of bad judgement, but he was guilty, with no way of proving his innocence, once he was accused. Johnson [Title IX coordinator] ignored that the accuser had changed her […]
Or anything found for that matter. And you probably need to be aware of anything offered at an incredibly low price. These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer. Because you are not smarter than the hackers. It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will […]
This isn’t the first exploit to hit Bluetooth, and it probably won’t be the last. New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data. Address book syncing between a car and phone, keystroke from a keyboard, it isn’t a particular product that is vulnerable, it is the ENTIRE Bluetooth architecture. KNOB doesn’t require an […]
Johann Nicolaus Dreyse, later promoted to the aristocracy as Nicolaus von Dreyse, designed the first mainstream military breechloading rifle. His rifle was adopted by Prussia and changed military history, but this was not his only work. Dreyse also endeavored to sell guns commercially, both rifles and handguns. This is an example of one of his first, the Model 1835. It is a single shot breechloader, with the chamber consisting of a rotating tumbler. The firing mechanism is identical in concept to that of his Model 1841 rifle, just scaled down for the smaller pistol. The piece uses a power charge of just 6 grains, but its breechloading action was quite advanced for the 1830s!
Reloaders take note! There is a new interesting reloading machine from Dillon Precision called the XL750. The new Dillon XL750 is a high-speed progressive reloading machine designed to load common rifle and handgun cartridges. Just to clarify, the XL750 is the blue thing in the picture above, not the red curtains nor the lady in […]
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The phobia some cultures have for pocket knives, no matter how small or innocuous, is one of those things that just grinds me to a halt.
Dude, understand this: In the ancestry of H. sapiens are many different predecessors. Go back far enough and the genus name changes from Homo to Australopithecus.
Do you want to know the difference between Homo and Australopithecus? The former had the sense to carry around a sharpened rock against expected need, and that's what made them human.
I recently received an email from Robert Z. asking three questions:
I have a couple of coworkers interested in shooting and I wanted to get your advice:
1) I have an orange gun – do you teach them the basics (grip, stance, 4 rules) before going to the range or you do it there?
2) most of the time you seem to have a private bay, is this something for VIPs only or any regular Robert can reserve? I live in Redmond, too, and I think it is well worth the money as you may end up with someone shooting some cannon next to you and the new shooter will start flinching from that.
3) how do you select what firearms you start with?
Here are my answers:
1) If I have the chance I teach them with my blue gun before going to the range. But most of the time I don’t have that opportunity.
2) I have an early Platinum membership which allows me to reserve Bay 3 at West Coast Armory (Bellevue) a couple times a month at no charge. The present day Platinum memberships don’t have that benefit. I think, with some membership types, you can still reserve it for a pric...
Why, yes. Yes, I have forgotten.
Every trip I forget something.
This trip I forgot my portable HDD, which I use for photo storage. Worse, I also forgot my CF card reader, so it looks like I won't get to play Photoshop until I get home tomorrow.
By Nathan Barton
In the last commentaries, I’ve discussed the potential for expansion of the Fifty States – de jure and not de facto (as American forces straddle the globe today). In the last commentary, we looked at the politics and potential for adding new States in various ways.
Let us continue that discussion by zooming in on the Canadian Provinces as prospects for new American States.
Canada is an anomaly, and has been badly fractured for years. In reality, it is actually more like six different nations:
Unlike the Fifty States, the Provinces are NOT “sovereign” even in theory, BUT their right to secede has been endorsed by court...
Belle has a good friend, Ouida, (Wee-da) who gave us this recipe, and it has become a favorite. It's quick, easy, and a big hit at gatherings, whether in the shop at a church gathering. It gets rave reviews, and is easy-peasy.
3 lbs red potatoes. Green onions, chopped for garnish. Bacon bits. ...
TFB’s Photo Of The Day – today we go back in time to between 1960 and 1965 and the Congo Crisis. The picture is probably taken in 1961. Soon after the Republic of the Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) became independent from Belgium, the crisis began which turned the country into a […]
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Issues & Insights identifies the key flaw in the Alarmist narrative.
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is quite certain Earth will be in trouble if the global temperature exceeds pre-industrial levels by 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. But how can anyone know? According to university research, “global temperature” is a meaningless concept.
“Discussions on global warming often refer to ‘global temperature.’ Yet the concept is thermodynamically as well as mathematically an impossibility,” says Science Daily, paraphrasing Bjarne Andresen, a professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, one of three authors of a paper questioning the “validity of a ‘global te...
The First and Second Amendments mean exactly what they say. You should be able to express whatever you want and you should be able to own any kind of weaponry you want and can afford. End. Of. Fucking. Story.
Milo Yiannopoulos @m
Via Gab on August 5, 2019
[I think a good case can be made on restrictions for libel, slander, and incitement to riot/violence. But those exceptions doesn’t make for a good sound bite.—Joe]
I get asked sometimes (actually never) “should I crimp my ammo or not?”
That’s a complicated question. To crimp ammo is to simply apply pressure around the case mouth and squeeze the case against the bullet jacket. Some reloaders say it helps accuracy, and some say it deteriorates accuracy. The theory is that crimping ensures uniform neck tension with each crimp being the same from bullet to bullet. So did it make a difference?
All I can do is share my results so you can come to your own conclusion.
Using my go to accuracy testing load, Hornady 53 ELD match, and a Lee Factory Crimp Die… I loaded and crimped ten ELDs and then left ten un-crimped.
As we can see, there are definitely more flyers in the crimped ammo. The group is far more spread out and the mean radius expanded from .36 MOA to .58 MOA.
The crimp on my Lee is set very light. I don’t have a good measure of how much crimp is present, but the wings of the...
August 18, 1940 is called "The Hardest Day", the height of the fighting in the Battle of Britain. The British and Germans between them lost 125 aircraft that day, plus many more damaged. But the Germans took the worst of it: not only did they lose over 130 pilots killed or captured (vs 10 killed on the British side), the blow to Hermann Goering's reputation was decisive. He had been telling Hitler that he had RAF Fighter Command on the ropes, and yet his Luftwaffe met hundreds of fighters.
Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Лидия Владимировна Литвяк) 18 August 1921 – 1 August 1943. She was known to everyone as Lilya. ‘The White Rose of Stalingrad’ was a female pilot who terrorized the Nazis. Litvyak was only 20 years old when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The young girl rushed […]
It’s Sunday, so that means that Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. Jihad Watch discusses UK police looking for someone who said something mean to a Muslim Noisy Room notes the Left’s “white nationalist” fraud Pacific Pundit covers the Antifa attacks in Portland, as the police were pulled off the streets Patterico’s Pontifications highlights […]
Oh, and Cook County prosecutors agree, there should be no consequences for your actions. (Or the foreseeable consequences they produce.) Family Distraught After Boy Is Shot Dead In Lake County, Cousins Charged With Murder Despite Not Pulling Trigger. Let’s start off with the Law, which has been around for 200 years. (Though Illinois had to […]
The Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects. “Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a […]
William Marston was born in the UK in 1822 and emigrated to the US in the 1830s with his father, who was a gun smith. William became a naturalized citizen in 1843, and in 1844 went to work for his father in the family business. He would later open his own shop, and became successful making a wide variety of firearms – mostly concealable pocket pistols – until his death in 1872.
This is one of his 3-barrel derringers, with a pretty neat auto-indexing system. This one is in .32 rimfire with 3” barrels, although 4” barrels and .22 rimfire versions were also made. Production began in 1858, but really picked up with the addition of an extractor in 1864. That improved model would see some 3300 examples made.
Everyone should have a well-stocked medical kit. More-so, I think that all gun owners should have, at the very least, a small kit to deal with the injuries they have an increased chance of encountering. We all enjoy watching YouTube videos of “people doing dumb things and getting injured” but rarely do we see any […]
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Well, I don't like the mandatory part. But, Representative Richmond, let's negotiate. I'll sell the US government one of my 'assault weapons'. See? Art of the compromise. You get one of 400 millions guns off the 'street' (but I never leave it outside). I get a little folding money to add to my savings account.
The price is $3,000,000. That's cheap. Just wait til you hear what some other gun owners are gonna ask you for. Lemme know.
The theme of the morning is, “How prosecutors for Cook County, Illinois undermine the rule of law.” Cops say he had all of these guns and explosive ammo — a judge lets him go for $500. I’m more interested in the 2nd story at that link. A man who was charged with six felony gun […]
Wow this is one of the best animations I’ve ever seen:
The animation was done by Matt Rittman. He talks about the process and what programs he used on his blog. The YouTube descriptions says it took him 500+ hours. I don’t doubt that.
Article here. She suggests that the real problem in mass shootings is "double-barreled extended magazine clips" and guns that will shoot thru walls and police "armories." I had to listen to the video to assure myself that, yes, she said it. And that committing the mentally ill who are dangerous to themselves or others is criminalizing mental illness. And a bunch of other things.
“Slap me five!”
“Slap me five!”
“Sniff your hand?”
“No! Slap me five!”
“Slap me five!”
“Can I…buy a vowel or something?”
“Slap me five!”
“Okay, look. How about you just pet me?”
By Nathan Barton
In a previous commentary, I discussed the FedGov acquiring Greenland from Denmark, much as (102 years ago) the FedGov bought the US Virgin Islands. While Greenland would almost certainly not be admitted to the Union (become a state), the VI (which has about 110,000 people, or about twice that of Greenland) has been content to be just a territory.
As I pointed out in the first article, none of these overseas territories are likely to ever be admitted to the Union, primarily because of population. Except for Puerto Rico (3.3 million), every other territory (even if Greenland were included) together barely come close to half a million people, including Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and Wake. Many are uninhabited completely.
In order to get Congress to admit another state, there would have to be some strong political reasons and a whole lot of horse trading. This is hardly new: that has been the reason for many admissions. For example, Maine got its freedom from Massachusetts and became a state as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, to keep slave and free states balanced. Thirty years la...
Yes, I know it is still summer, but only in direct sunlight in the day does it feel like it. I am sitting on my back porch with the cool wind blowing past me.
We had a number of people from church up last night for dinner and astronomy. The sky was clear and relatively calm. At 156x, Jupiter's multiple clouds bands were highly visible, with good contrast. All four Galilean satellites were visible, and bright enough against a dark motionless sky that everyone immediately recognized that they were not stars. A couple of the adults did not realize that satellites are not always artificial. But once they mastered that idea, they realized that they are like our Moon.
As expected, no one looked at Saturn without be overwhelmed. Cassini's Division was very obvious on the east and west sides of the planet. This was at 78x. I should probably have gone up in power, but the Moon was rising. At least one of the adults immediately recognized that he was looking at several of Saturn's larger satellites. Titan, in particular, is so bright and non-twinkling that it sort of hours itself aw...
The Monsoon has hit pause and it’s gone back to being sunny and really sweaty hot every day. Fine, there are advantages and disadvantages but you know what? I really like taking showers. And someday there’ll be a new water heater at Ian’s place but in the meantime sitting around wishing I could have a real wash is not getting me anywhere. I decided that, despite my doubt about their efficacy, a possible little of something was better than a definite lot of nothing.
So…I did something I’d always dismissed as useless.
He should have just stood there and been stabbed, according to the grieving mother. ‘Why would you just come out shooting?’ Mother of 14-year-old boy killed by Lake County homeowner questions man’s account. Well, he didn’t come out shooting. He came out yelling, and two of the would-be car thieves came at him, one of […]
We all love rockets – so let’s fire away in this Photo Of The Day. There’s a lot of fire and smoke involved as rockets do what they do, so the pictures become quite spectacular. Above you can see Alpha Battery, 1-182 Field Artillery as they fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket system in July […]
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Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, recently admitted they structured their “newsroom” to bring down President Trump. When they failed with the false Russia conspiracy story they came up with a different plan and restructured accordingly.
They have admitted their guilt. Why isn’t this being treated as libel and the New York Times and staff sued into oblivion?
I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies.
[H/T to Alex of Ammo.com.
I should have posted this on Oakley’s birthday, last Tuesday, August 13th. Which also happens to be my dad’s birthday. But, I wasn’t reading all my email and missed this one until last night.—Joe]
But it's a family from the Dark & Fascist State of New Jersey, in Canada, so scratch that.
"It was like something out of a horror movie." That's how a Morris County mom described a recent camping trip, where her family was attacked by a wolf.
And it was her husband who used his bare hands and large rocks to fight off the wolf that wanted to attack his family in Canada last week. When the ferocious animal tried to drag him off, a "guardian angel" named Russ arrived and saved everybody.
is they're Jew-hating asshats who want to destroy Israel. There, wasn't that simple?
Note that Tlaib was told "Yes, you can visit your family, but you cannot attend meetings with these groups while you're there", and she said that agreeing to that would 'break her mother's heart'. Which means "Then you're not trying to visit your mother, asshole, so stay out."
St. George School, Newport, R.I. I went to St. George School myself, but mine was in Shenandoah, PA.
The other day, a Yale classmate announced on the Facebook Class Group that a female member of a significantly later class has a book on the beginning years of coeducation at Yale, Yale Needs Women, coming out next month.
I pre-ordered a copy, and remarked to the group that it looked to me like the author was, unfortunately, going to be milking a “Poor us, we were victims!” perspective. Suddenly, a formerly genial classmate from St. Paul’s was urging me to take my misogynistic opinions someplace else....
What happens when you micromanage people to the nth degree? Minneapolis drops controversial 911 answering software. They quit. Management of Minneapolis’s 911 call center spent $730,000 dollars on a system, and training, to take all humanity out of the 911 call center. ProQA prompts dispatchers to ask specific questions, in a specific order, based on […]
Not a surprise, that a car company would be better at making cars than a tech company. Audi e-tron becomes the first all-electric vehicle to earn IIHS top safety rating. The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an achievement […]
I hope your your weekend is off to a good start. Adaptive Curmudgeon – Can A Tinfoil Hat Wearing Blogger Be Insufficiently Paranoid? The failure of the Rule of Law. The Daley Gator – Yes, students at George Washington University sign petition for more inclusive, crosswalk signals. Power Line – All the president’s men, Obama […]
During the Civil War, the Union purchased about 12,000 Spencer rifles and many tens of thousands of carbines, and the weapon became a standard arm for the Cavalry service. After the war, thousands of Spencers were in warehouses and arsenals in need of refit either from combat damage or just abuse and neglect. Springfield Armory took on the job of repairing these weapons after the war. In February of 1871, the Armory commandant suggested that he had received a batch of about 1,100 Spencer carbines from Fort Leavenworth, and that he could refit them into infantry rifles. This plan was approved by the Ordnance Department, and a total of 1,109 conversions were produced in 1871.
The conversion work was done by replacing t...
In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves discusses the best alternative and competitors to the Glock 19, as well as their shortcomings and what they do better than the Glock 19, if anything. These will all be 9mm compact polymer-framed handguns from reputable manufacturers. Any guesses? Read more at: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/16/5-glock-19-alternatives/ ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV […]
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Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us for the 86th edition of Silencer Saturday. Last week we laid out some basic tips and advice for new silencer owners, prospective buyers and anyone else who gets their firearm information from mainstream media and Hollywood movies. Today, at the other end of the spectrum, we’ll […]
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Every Day Carry – “EDC” – has expanded into it’s own sub-industry in recent years, blossoming from just “keys-phone-gun-wallet” to medical gear, flashlights and of course knives. While a trip through Instagram may have you believing that without a Rolex and a fancy inlaid mother of pearl auto opener you aren’t worthy to leave the […]
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I wish more gun writers and shooter would post stuff like this. I LOVE this kind of stuff. Tips. Mini-tips. Gun koas.
With the 20% tighter thing, we are on different paths. Though I am not confident I won't come around to tighter before tighter people come around to a more relaxed grip. The goal is the same. After a shot drop the barrel as quick as possible back to aligned with the target. What you MUSTN'T do, either way, is tighten up in the middle of a recoil. Now your barrel is aligned with the clouds, and you need to fight it back down as hard as you fought it going up there.
These quick tips might not settle in right away. Tam even describes that. But then a lightbulb goes off and "Ohhhhhhhhh, that's what they mean..."
Took me a while to grok Cooper's "Front sight, press..." properly. I mean I knew what he meant, but didn't know what he meant. Now I sorta do. Know. What was meant.
Any band that attracts the attention of Hans Giger can’t be all bad. Giger’s artwork graced the cover of this album, and the sleeve. What is featured here is a small part of a song that covered more than an entire side of an LP. I think this was the bit that got some radio […]
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