Sunday, 17 November

09:55

History With a Purpose

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 09:52, Sunday, 17 November

The Second Great Awakening & Moral Reform Movements

Discussion Forum for this chapter:
What is a revival meeting?
What distinguished the Methodists from more traditional Protestant churches?
What did people do for entertainment and excitement on the frontier?

The Second Great AwakeningThis refers to the widespread evangelizing of Americans, especially on the frontier, in the period 1800-1840.  Unlike the First Great Awakening, this largely reached the unchurched.  Frontiersmen because of both a desire for isolation and lack of existing churches on the frontier were generally not church attenders.  Many had moved to the frontier to get away from rules and controls. But  many (especially as they aged and faced the inevitability of death) still felt need for a deeper meaning to life.

This is a very emotional appeal, even more than the 1st Great Awakening.  Circuit evangelists would address hundreds to thousands at large outdoor revival meetings.   In the backwoods, t...

NϟϟF

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:02, Sunday, 17 November

But we know more can be done to enforce existing laws and to prosecute those who break them. [More]
Enforce existing Intolerable Acts?


Lying Liars

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 08:40, Sunday, 17 November

If there was even a moment when you thought there might be something to the impeachment inquiry, remember this.

The Washington Post, January 20th, 2017. Pr. Trump's Inauguration Day.

The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun

And I quote:
The effort to impeach President Donald John Trump is already underway....

Franz von Suppé : Light Cavalry Overture

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:10, Sunday, 17 November

Yesterday I posted about the twilight of the cavalry at the beginning of World War I.  As it turns out there is a very famous classical piece that goes with this.  Franz von Suppé was an Austrian composer from the high romantic era.  He made his living writing operas and operettas for the Vienna upper classes.  While he wrote over 100 pieces, this is without doubt his most famous composition; you very well may recognize it.



It is said that the theme music for Dudley Do-Right from the old Bullwinkle cartoon.  I'll let you be the judge.

Yes, it is.

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:03, Sunday, 17 November

I would have thought that the assaults, and attempted murders, and arsons, and censorship and so forth would've made that plain a long time ago.
Every now and again, it’s worth thinking about what the intersectional left’s ultimate endgame really is — and here it strikes me as both useful and fair to extrapolate from Kendi’s project. They seem not to genuinely believe in liberalism, liberal democracy, or persuasion. They have no clear foundational devotion to individual rights or freedom of speech. Rather, the ultimate aim seems to be running the entire country by fiat to purge it of racism (and every other intersectional “-ism” and “phobia”, while they’re at it). And they demand “disciplinary tools” by unelected bodies to enforce “a radical reorientation of our consciousness.” There is a word for this kind of politics and this kind of theory when it is fully and completely realized, and it is totalitarian.

It’s a Wonderful Impeachment

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:10, Sunday, 17 November

Skeet Shooting Middle-Eastern Style

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:47, Sunday, 17 November

Israeli Phalanx Close-in air defense system (by Raytheon) engaging incoming missiles.

This is part of Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system. There appear to be at least two high speed guns out of view of the camera, maybe more. At least 50cal. or maybe 20mm for the range they are shooting. The white can in the foreground appears to be for close-in fire, in the event the longer range guns do not do the job. All this is radar/computer controlled, no human action except to turn it on. What we are seeing are real shoot-downs, rockets launched probably from Lebanon aimed at Tel Aviv or other ...

Camp Fire – One Year On

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:59, Sunday, 17 November

I hate it when I miss important anniversaries. California’s Camp Fire started early on the morning of November 8, 2018. It would be an incredibly destructive fire, both in terms of property and lives lost. After a year, the area impacted is coming back to life, but very slowly. There are no shortage of articles … Continue reading "Camp Fire – One Year On"

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:03, Sunday, 17 November

Notably absent this week is any contribution from Wombat-socho of The Other McCain, as he is still dealing with “stuff.” Rally for the Wombat!. EBL gets things started with Ford v Ferrari: A Review. Proof Positive: Vintage Babe of the Week – Anna Maria Alberghetti and Best of the Web Blazing Cat Fur: Yazidi warn … Continue reading "Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups"

06:55

Quote of the day—Alan Korwin

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Sunday, 17 November

It is beyond comprehension—ambitious candidates of an entire party—are campaigning on things the Constitution bans, and getting cheering support.

I certainly don’t advocate violence. On the other hand, like my armed countrymen, I vigorously support self defense and am prepared to act if desperate immediate proximate criminal trouble were to arise, God forbid. I’ve been through intensive training, classes, reading, for decades. I’ve written ten books on the subject—so far.

What I haven’t done is consider the dire threat politicians present to the nation, when they stoke the flames of revolution by doing precisely what the British did that got us there those many years ago. They have announced they’re coming for our guns. It is not subtle. It is not limited. It is not allowed.

Alan Korwin
November 10, 2019
THEY’VE GONE TOO FAR
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Louisiana Screws Itself

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:15, Sunday, 17 November

Louisiana has once again elected a Democrat governor, by the slimmest of margins.  The deep-blue urban voters came through to elect a governor that would be unacceptable as a Democrat in many areas of the country.  He's pro-choice, pro-Second Amendment, and claims to be bi-partisan.  We will see how bi-partisan he truly is, because our legislature is solidly Republican, with a super majority.  Hopefully, he won't do any more harm than the has already done.  Louisiana is shedding population, and precisely the population no state wants to shed.  The taxpayers are leaving at a prodigious rate.  I, personally, had two adult, tax-paying children leave Louisiana this past summer for better opportunities than they could find in Louisiana.  This outward migration has occurred thousands of times this year, to the tune of Louisiana population declining by some sizable percentage of the population this year.

But, the urban tax-grabbers want to elect another Democrat.

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THE WILSON 5×5 DRILL

by Mas in at 06:00, Sunday, 17 November

Not having shot an IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) match since January 2018, and feeling a need to do so before shooting their big Sheepdog match next month, I shot the Monster Match conducted by Little River gun club in … ...

that I want it done by rules I approve of!"

Which is what this boils down to.
I have agreed with everything Jacinda has argued right up until this enormous goose step towards a Police State…
She's pushing and creating a police state, you moron, and you like it.  You just want to make sure the police stay within your lines while they're doing it.

Chicago’s Recipe for More Crime

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Sunday, 17 November

Because actually putting violent felons in prison would be unfair. Or something. Gunday: A look at how the courts are handling some recent weapons charges in Chicago. First guy – recently arrested, and charged with felony unlawful use of a firearm. On July 14, 2018, a 20-year-old man told police that Doughtery and another man … Continue reading "Chicago’s Recipe for More Crime"

Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Mexico

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Sunday, 17 November

Breakdown of law and order goes hand-in-hand with a failing state. Pirates attack ship in Gulf of Mexico. This details a specific incident in which 2 Italian sailor were injured, but what caught my eye is the admission that the problem is growing. The southern Gulf of Mexico has seen an increasing number of pirate … Continue reading "Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Mexico"

Relatives of Dead People Don’t Like Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:38, Sunday, 17 November

This may be self-defense and it may not be. The investigation is ongoing. That doesn’t stop people from a rush to judgement. Self-defense or murder? Veteran’s family urges police to arrest shooter. And as per usual, “He was a great guy!” etc. etc. “I can’t believe he would do this.” They always say the same … Continue reading "Relatives of Dead People Don’t Like Self-defense"

Kommer Models 3 and 4: German Browning Copies

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Sunday, 17 November

Theodore Emil Kommer was born in 1866, son of a German gunsmith. He took the same profession, and at the age of 23 in 1889 opened his own business making guns. He initially focused on sporting rifles and single-shot pistols, but expanded into semiauto pocket pistols after World War One. His first design came out in 1920, mechanically a copy of the Baby Browning in .25 ACP. The first model had a curved grip frame, which was replaced by the Model 2 which was a closer copy of the Browning, with a straight grip and 6-round magazine. In 1927 he added the Model 3, identical to the Model 2 but with a longer grip and 8-round magazine. In 1936 he added a Model 4, a copy of the FN 1910 in .32 ACP.

All of Kommer’s guns were simplified from their Browning parents, with the grip safeties and magazine safeties removed. They were produced in a single serial number range with just under 20,000 total made by 1940, ...

03:55

Bayonet Mass Murder

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 02:14, Sunday, 17 November

The gun control crowd, as you know, are utterly intent on banning rifles with bayonet lugs.  To which we respond: when are gangs or mass murderers using bayonets?  I just found my first bayonet mass murder.

Oakland, R.I. (1897)
4/14/1897: An employee of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reynolds beat to death with the butt end of a musket and bayonetted the couple and their 4-year-old adopted daughter, then burned down the house.  The newspaper account described the murderer as “undoubtedly a raving maniac... he was found in the barn, chattering unintelligibly.”
Category: family
Suicide: no
Cause: mental illness
Weapon: blunt object, bayonet...

Water

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 07:59, Sunday, 17 November

While reading George Peto's account on the Battle of Peleliu he mentioned he had two pint canteens or summat.

The language confused me?  Did he have two 16 ounce canteens, or one, single, 1 quart canteen.  And he just preferred to so saw 2-pint instead of 1-quart.

And yesterday that came back to me and made me think.

Which is it.

I thought all canteens from WWII onward were the same shape.  Metal back in WWII, and plastic in Nam, and thinner plastic today.   But the same size and shape.  And can fit in a canteen cup.  Sorta NATO standard by now  (and maybe a 'litre').  Might have even been pretty close to today's shape in WWI.

Saturday, 16 November

20:55

Leftists do not like facts.

From

The speech is long — 6,000 words long. One can measure the excellence of the speech by the apoplexy it has induced among the lunatic left. They are intoxicated with impeachment mania. Insofar as Barr articulates a true understanding of “the Resistance” and a profound critique of the administrative state, Barr must be destroyed. I read the speech to reflect the true thoughts of a scholar and experience practitioner at the highest levels of government who feels free — and feels compelled — to speak his mind

that it's a good thing no work this weekend.  This did, however, give me some to to put the data in proper observation form



















A bit of cleanup

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:21, Saturday, 16 November



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17:55

Main Battle Tanks – Obsolete or a must on the Battlefield of the Future? While you think of the answer, please enjoy the POTD Photos Of Today from Battle Group Latvia with the the world’s largest tank concentration. On October 11 and 12 NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia hosted Exercise IRON SPEAR; the world’s […]

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14:55

Peanut Brittle

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:58, Saturday, 16 November

We had a family gathering today, and while we were preparing, Belle whipped up a quick batch of peanut brittle.  She makes this treat occasionally, normally during the cool months, and today she had a sweet tooth.


This candy is easy, it really is.  It's all done in the microwave.  The recipe is here.

In Louisiana, it's a big voting day.  This is our general election, and were deciding our governor and a host of local races all over the state. 

You Just Got an AR15, Now what? Necessary Upgrades

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 14:28, Saturday, 16 November

  Guest Post by D.S.  

     When you get your AR15, you either consciously or subconsciously, make a plan on what purpose that rifle will serve you. For some, you might be configuring a rifle that is best suited for target or varmint shooting. Others might be making a home defense rifle or a general purpose rifle, and some are of course making a rifle to fight the communist zombies that will invade our country full Red Dawns style. No matter what you are building, there are a few key components that you should have on most of your rifles. 

Optic:

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WA - Repeal I-1639!

by Drang in The Clue Meter at 12:18, Saturday, 16 November

A petition is being circulated to put Ballot Initiative 1094 on the next ballot.

Ballot Initiative 1094 ("The People's Defense of the Second Amendment Act of 2020") would have the effect of repealing I-1639, that mish-mash of social justice virtue signalling and feel-good measures that make life ore difficult for the law-abiding, while doing nothing about crime, that was passed despite blatant illegal and unethical behavior.

Just another election in Seattle, in other words.

The text of I-1094 is here. (Opens as a .pdf.)

The website Washington State Gun Control has links to lists of "where to sign", in both map and spreadsheet format.

I walked over to my Friendly Local Gun Store, which is listed, and they said they were waiting on a fresh batch; the owner showed me a stack of completed petitions, and commented that they had been cautioned to only hand them to someone who is known to them as a representative of the organizers, as "the opposition" is known to have sent folks out to pick them up with promise...

Nova’s Inside The Megafire

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:28, Saturday, 16 November

Considering the source, it is fairly well-balanced. Inside the Megafire. It is a long video at 53 minutes, so make sure you have some time. From the front line of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 … Continue reading "Nova’s Inside The Megafire"

Dead Air WolverineGood afternoon everyone and welcome to the 99th edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine – home of the new YHM Resonator R2 and YHM Turbo T2 suppressors. Last week we reviewed the SureFire SOCOM300-TI, a very capable 7.62 suppressor that is also light in the weight department. Today we are […]

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10:55

Well, bother.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:35, Saturday, 16 November

I thought I had the correct Torx socket to replace the Jeep’s driver door hinges…


…but it turns out I could only remove the mirror. Which ought to be replaced before Ol’ Yeller could be considered street legal, which in turn should indicate its priority level in my mind. Spoiler alert: The priority is very low.

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Twilight of the heavy cavalry

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:48, Saturday, 16 November

OldAFSarge posts some great old paintings of Napoleonic cavalry, on the occasion of the discovery of the grave of French General Etienne near Smolensk.  Etienne was one of Napoleon's favorite generals and his name is engraved on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

But the paintings are what struck me, particularly the ones of the cuirassiers - heavy cavalry.  They had bronze helmets and breastplates and crests on the helmets.  It was quite a show as they rode past. In fact, we know this from primary sources because the French army went to war in 1914 with units of cuirassiers and we have photographs of the spectacle:

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Donald “Dierdre” McCloskey today.

Last night, I was glancing through the web-sites I follow a bit less frequently than daily and brought up Quillette. The second or third article I opened drew my appalled attention, and kept me thinking about it uneasily all night, in much the manner one is haunted afterwards by the sight of a blood-and-compound-fractures-everywhere motorcycle crash.

The name of the author, “Dierdre” McCloskey, rang a faint bell. When I looked him/her up, that proved to be no surprise, this McCloskey person was actua...

SCOTUS puts itself on trial

by Rivrdog in Nom de plume: Rivrdog at 09:05, Saturday, 16 November

News: SCOTUS to decide DACA, which was ONLY an Obama Executive Order, NOT a Federal Law. Options for the Supremes: 1. SCOTUS decides to strictly interpret the Constitution and decide that the President (yes, DACA supporters, Mr Trump IS President) DOES have the authority to end an Obama EO. 2. SCOTUS decides that Obama's DACA EO somehow has Majik Powers...

07:55

The Shires - Nashville Grey Skies

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:01, Saturday, 16 November

Nashville attracts dreams from all over; in this case, from Hertfordshire in England.  Alas, the country music of our day is pop infused, but this one is pretty good despite that, an upbeat, catchy tune that sings about hope and dreams.  It's about their hope of building a country music scene in England's Green and Pleasant Land.  That may be a bit of a tall order, but what's country music without big dreams?

But perhaps there's hope for them - this was on their debut album in 2014 which was the first UK country album to peak in the top 10 on the UK Albums Chart.  Quite frankly, it's pretty easy to like - both the music and the attitude.  And they're currently touring with Carrie Underwood which can't hurt their career.

Dream big.



Nashville Grey Skies (Songwriter: )

Well, they'll say it's way too cold for ...

Technology!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:27, Saturday, 16 November

Saturday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:22, Saturday, 16 November

This has been an odd week, by any number of measures. The holiday insanity is starting to set in, and I find myself wishing it was about January fifteenth, when all the holiday madness is behind us. Well except for the final holiday, Super Bowl Sunday, but I hope to not watch any football this … Continue reading "Saturday Links"

Another Failure of Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Saturday, 16 November

I’m guessing things didn’t go the way she planned. Florida woman breaks into Port Charlotte home, gets shot in butt. She went to a home and forced her way in. Then she got into a fight with one of the people in the home, and ended up getting shot, at which point she ran away. … Continue reading "Another Failure of Victim-selection Process"

Prosecutors Hate Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Saturday, 16 November

It gets in the way of Winning. (Justice? What’s that?) Charges dismissed against West Valley man accused in deadly argument turned shooting. Toledo’s lawyer, Rudy Bautista, told 2News the state’s witnesses were actually supporting his argument that Toledo was acting in self-defense during the shooting. “To begin with, the witnesses not only made inconsistent statements, … Continue reading "Prosecutors Hate Self-defense"

Mirror, Mirror

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Saturday, 16 November

Faun is a Munich based Medieval “Paganfolk” group. They just released an album after 4 years. I admit the only song I’ve heard is the first song that they released ahead of the album. That is this song. This is “Spieglein, Spieglein” by Faun. That means “Mirror, Mirror.” It is from the album they just … Continue reading "Mirror, Mirror"

Estonian Home Guard Browning High Power

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Saturday, 16 November

Estonia purchased several batches of early FN High Power pistols in the 1930s. First in 1936 120 were ordered for the police, and then much larger orders followed in 1937. The military bought 5,338 and the Home Guard bought an additional 3,038. Both batches have their own serial number ranges, and the military guns are identified by an “EV” (Eesti Vabariik) marking on the backstop, while the Home Guard guns are marked “KL” (Kaitseliit). The guns have 500m tangent sights and stock slots. No holsters or stock were ordered from FN, but the Estonian arsenal at Tallinn manufactured some 3,150 shoulder stocks as well as spare parts for the guns. Apparently there was a plan to start making complete guns there under license, but the occupation in 1940 interrupted them.

03:55

They just sent me an email saying I have unsubscribed from their email list.  I had not.

Careful MSI!  Don't purge your email list.  Clearly a Bloomberg hacking plot. 

Friday, 15 November

19:55

Despite all, there is data

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:40, Friday, 15 November

For tonight, at least




















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BNVD-1431Well, things have escalated quickly since my last Friday Night Lights. I wrote about modifying dummy PVS-31 into functional night vision devices. I also mentioned a new night vision housing dubbed the BNVD-1431. In a very short amount of time, I was able to get my hands on a BNVD-1431 housing. It is a PVS-31 […]

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16:55

Always Read the Fine Print

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:21, Friday, 15 November

LittleMachineShop.com offered this 3" screwless vise marked down to $74.95 on closeout:

This high precision toolmakers screwless vise has a one-piece body. The body and jaws are hardened to Rc 58-62. All sides are flat, square and parallel to 0.0002". There are horizontal and vertical vees on the inside face of the movable jaw to hold round objects.This screwless vise has slots along the sides so you can clamp it to the mill table with a clamping kit.
The jaws are 1.357" deep and open to 3.94" capacity.
The vise is 7.72" long, 2.76" tall and 2.875" wide.
but:
These vises have blemishes, cosmetic defects, and/or light rust, but function normally 
What I received:
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Alexandria Occasionally Coherent on the impeachment of Donald Trump, Wednesday: "This is not just about something that has occurred, this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.

IOW, "We're impeaching him because we couldn't beat him in 2016, and we can't beat him in 2020."

We're the Only Ones Armed Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 16:27, Friday, 15 November



And legged.

I want to know who this is. And I want him to be identified by this for the rest of his days.

Gas Station Chatter

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:33, Friday, 15 November

So, I'm pulling in to the BP on Keystone Avenue to top up the tank on the Mustang. I'm hanging a right into the parking lot off 52nd Street when the Camry in front of me just stops. He's sitting there like a duck in thunder, leaving the ass end of my car hanging out on 52nd for a minute before he decides what he wants to do and pulls into a parking spot.

I roll up to the pump and the dude using the nozzle on the other side said "Man, what was he doing, leaving you hanging out like that?"

I shrugged in response and started filling the tank.

"Hey," asked the guy, "Is that a 302 or a 4.6?"

"302," I replied.

With a wry eyebrow lift, he asked "Manual or automatic?"

Feigning indignation, I replied "Manual, of course!"

Beaming, he replied "Girl, whatchoo doin' with that?"

"Five liter five-speed is the way to go. Duh!"
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Today’s Photo Of The Day takes us to the Land Warfare Center in Sweden (Kvarn), where the Guard Jaeger Regiment from Finland found it suitable to do some training. This is Sweden’s largest facility for urban warfare, for fighting in built-up areas.. The facility comprises a total of 42 buildings, to make the surroundings as […]

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Epic Firearm Scavenger Hunt, Only 43 Left To Find

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 15 November

Epic Scavenger HuntHave you ever had the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt for firearms? Whether you have or haven’t, join us and cheer on the one guy that is on a bitter-sweet quest.  Redditor Jayheag7’s (hereafter referred to as “Jay”) grandfather passed away recently, but his love of scavenger hunts didn’t follow him into the grave.  […]

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12:55

Uncle Joel tired now.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 12:06, Friday, 15 November

My plan for the morning was to get all that firewood cut and stacked no matter what, damage acceptable, if I had to spent the whole rest of the day sitting on my ass and moaning it would be worth it just to get it behind me.

Done!


Of course it wasn’t as simple as that – I was less than a half hour, maybe fifteen minutes from done when the phone rang and D&L wanted to go to town. That wasn’t on the schedule but it would sure be worth doing because my Jeep hinges ought to be in at the post office and if I knew the people ther...

Some employers and employees believe that the availability of armed defense would limit such attacks. Notwithstanding this difference of opinion, it is a known correlation that most of the mass casualties in the workplace are caused by firearms. [More -pp 145-6]
"By"? All by their own self?

No confirmation bias there.

And it's not a "difference of opinion." If bearing arms did not enhance the chances of prevailing in violent confrontations, why would enforcers do so? 

Then again, admitting the obvious wouldn't result in continuing consulting fees. Speaking of which, I wonder how much tax plunder the city paid to come up with this slick brochure and its accompanying "executive summary"...

If nothing else is at hand, maybe it could be folded...
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He Did It! He Missed the Barn!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:29, Friday, 15 November

Republicans have been losing elections because they long ago stopped caring about results that help the lives of real Virginians.  [More]
Not a word about why they're really losing...

[Via Mack H]

Deathcare Professionals

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:20, Friday, 15 November

Ohio Suicide Crisis as State Nurses Support Assisted Suicide [More]
Allow them to assist you!

[Via Michael G]

No Time to Mince Words

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:55, Friday, 15 November

After Another Mass Shooting, California Must Recognize Its Gun Control Laws May Actually Be Part of the Problem [More]
"May"?

[Via Michael G]

One of my favorite things about writing for TFB is being able to write about the crazy things I find in the wild. Last week I was running around the various shops in western Michigan and came across this bullpup 870 conversion. The guy behind the counter was an extremely grumpy old-timer who went on […]

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No less than six Glock 17 pistols have been stolen from inside the Swedish Government Offices in Stockholm. This was reported yesterday in Dagens Juridik (Today’s Law), which is a Swedish daily online newspage about matters of the law. (Normally they have between 50 000 and 70 000 unique readers per week.) In Sweden The […]

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09:55

San Francisco recently passed Proposition H, which bans the ownership of guns in homes and businesses.

I for one am comforted by the fact that San Francisco has taken this safety measure. Now when some big dude meets you along a dark street, you’ll know that it’s not a gun in his pocket. The downside of course is that he’s really happy to see you.

Right Wing Duck
November 11, 2019
IMAO Time Machine: Proposition H – A fun look at gun control
[Note the phrase “Time Machine” in the title. Proposition H was passed 14 years ago on November 8, 2005.

While this quote has a high humor value it has a lot of truth in it.—Joe]

Well, that didn't work out

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 09:05, Friday, 15 November

I've gotten some messages from folks who don't care for the new format of the blog. I get it, it isn't my favorite either. However, it's the best of what Blogger offers, at least for what I was trying to do. However, I decided to break my own rule and spend some money on a "professional" theme. I did some research via search engine and found one I liked. It had the things from this one I wanted, plus addressed some things that I didn't care for.

Unfortunately, after the purchase, a day's work-including the creation of a test blog, and a lot of frustration, I'm calling an end to it, at least for this iteration. While I think I could eventually get it to be mostly what I seek, I'm not investing that much time in it. Plus, it would mean moving the blog to a new address, and I'm not interested in that at this time.

So, we're all stuck with what is, at least for now. I'll probably come back to this at some point. Just wanted to let you know.

The Bride Wore Black

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:51, Friday, 15 November

Court: ISIS Bride Not A US Citizen [More]
I'd say "Too bad" if I thought there was a chance of trying and executing her for treason. Hell, when she does win on appeal, she'll probably settle in an occupied zone and be elected to Congress.

And before anybody jumps on the "Let's hear it for Reggie Walton" bandwagon...

[Via Michael G]
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And Thank You for Your Service

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:31, Friday, 15 November

This is what California tax cows are apparently paying the widow of... [More]

...this guy.

Nice trough if you can get your snout in it.

Imagine the power of the free market, that it has sustained all the insane coerced burdens and not collapsed -- yet.

The enemy is working on that.

[Via Rough and Ready]

Feel the Burn

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Friday, 15 November

How Journalists Became Fahrenheit 451–Style 'Firemen' [More]
Tell me about it.

[Via bondmen]

Mystery to Me

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:20, Friday, 15 November

Police said Manley told officers he was friends with Abron and was teaching him about guns ... it somehow discharged ... he didn’t know how the gun discharge [sic] or what he did to make it fire ... he thought Abron had unloaded the gun before he picked it up... [More]
After this is all said and done he ought to take it to the buyback.
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A former Lee’s Summit police officer has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison without parole for robbing a bank. [More]
And now he can probably look forward to others making deposits.

[Via bondmen]
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Bull Market

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Friday, 15 November

October Gun Sales Jump 10 Percent, Continuing Recent Rise [More]
But...but...but...

[Via bondmen]

“Agree to offer a ‘Same Race’ option for roommate selection on the housing application for all students.” [More]
Can we do that for water coolers, lunch counters, real estate sales, employment offers, bus seats...?

Racist Nazi fascists sure like to scream that at others.

[Via Michael G]

Political rights, however, are what immoral politicians have empowered themselves to grant, and “rescind,” depending on whom the rights benefit.  [More]
Not that most are moved to even minimal action when seeing that play out...

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In any case, in 1970 there were one hundred thousand Muslims in America; today there are nearly four million. [More]
And  per a 2018 report in The Washington Post:
By last year, just 8 percent of voting American Muslims in a Pew poll said they voted for Trump, while 78 percent said they voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue." Besides, if we brought it up, they'd accuse us of being racists, which is evidently much worse than the alternative, at least according to our deliberately indifferent "gun rights leade...

This Could Go One of Two Ways

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:06, Friday, 15 November

Here’s What Could Happen To Defiant New Zealand Gun Owners If They Refuse To Turn Over Their Weapons [More]
If they're truly defiant, here's what could happen to those who try to confiscate them.

[Via Jess]

Garrett could be facing an unprecedented league suspension for his violent outburst Thursday night, when he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head during the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win. [More]
Seems to me if you or I did that, we'd be facing an assault with a deadly weapon charge. 

Thank goodness for clear bags, just in case we lose control!

Then again, we're not entitled kneelers.

They’re telling people of unknown experience to handle and transport firearms. [More]
Just take the "clip" out, right?

Abarcadabra!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:57, Friday, 15 November

"At the end of the day, it was guns that caused the issue, right? The bullets that had people in buildings and property, that’s the issue in the state of Missouri," Abarca said. [More]
That's what we call "magical thinking."

Y'ever notice how people who have probably never been in a war zone always say "it sounded like a war zone"?
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According to that lawsuit, traces of herbicide has been found in some of the ice cream company’s products, and some of the farms that supply ingredients to the company also allegedly pollute nearby lakes. [More]
So that's in addition to the dioxins they've known about f...

Sums it up nicely

in Of Arms and the Law at 08:47, Friday, 15 November

Re: the school shooting in California (yes, the state Brady Campaign rates highest for gun restrictions):

"However, it's a fact that you can have universal background checks, a ten day waiting period on firearms purchases, background checks on ammunition purchases, an "assault weapons" ban, microstamping, a "high capacity" magazine ban, red flag laws, "safe storage" laws, age restrictions on purchasing firearms, and dozens of other gun control laws and still have an attack like this happen."

There is a very interesting post over at Peter's discussing political polarization.  A comment left by McChuck jumped out at me:

The "Never Trumpers" are part of the Left, not the Right. They are infiltrators and Wormtongues. They are the approved opposition, the Washington Generals. They have finally being so obvious about their true loyalties that anyone with eyes to see and ears to listen can tell.

"You may think these thoughts, but not those. You may go this far, but no further. Now, the conservative case for eating the flesh of the innocent."
To take a leaf from Polifact, I would rate this "mostly true" - everything after the first sentence is spot on.  And the first sentence is also sort of rig...

At best.

The Provost’s office, in conjunction with the colonel of UVA’s ROTC program, made the decision. The ceremony marks the conclusion of a 24-hour vigil by ROTC cadets and has included the 21-gun salute for more than a decade.

“One is that it would be disruptive to classes and two, unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds,” said UVA President Jim Ryan.
Bullshit.  Ryan or some other asshats wanted to get rid of it, and this is their excuse.  Next will be getting rid of ROTC entirely, because knowing that those horrible people are on campus causes some pussy to clutch his security blanket and seek a safe space.

that as the gas/fluid interface moves, I now have a line across the (blurry still)vision in that eye.  Which is now across the upper field of view. 

Which means that when I walk that line has a wave pattern moving back & forth across it(jiggles a bit with heartbeats, soo).  As Og put it, my eye is now a damned bubble level.


Judges Andrew Adams, Sabrina Bell and Bradley Jacobs.

NPR describes an unfortunate situation involving three Indiana judges where things got a bit out of control that might happen to anyone:

Back in May, thr...

CBS Boston:

A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones.

Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. Santa will be at the event but he will not arrive in a town firetruck as he has in the past.

The wreaths that traditionally a...

Never-ending Waiting Lists for Surgery in Canada

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Friday, 15 November

Because actually performing surgery is expensive. ‘Slosh, slosh, slosh’: the maddening, twilight world of medical waiting lists | Neil Macdonald. If you wait long enough, the patient will die, and you won’t have the expense. Our treasured health care system is corrupt, in the sense that not all of us are treated equally The keep … Continue reading "Never-ending Waiting Lists for Surgery in Canada"

UPDATED: A higher-def version of the video. So the folks in Texas were complaining about the “cold weather.” So here is a video of cold weather from Norway. And an interesting bit of infrastructure. This is a (somewhat) interesting video from a unique perspective. Train Driver’s View: “Stormy” winter conditions on the mountainpass (Bergen Line, … Continue reading "Bergensbanen – A Piece of Infrastructure That Hasn’t Been Ignored"

Self-defense is Legal in St. Louis

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Friday, 15 November

Even if you later say things that SJWs hate. Despite Racist ‘Ramblings’, Judge Acquits Papa John’s Worker in Shooting. A St. Louis judge has ruled that Missouri’s expansive “stand your ground” law protects a former Papa John’s worker from conviction for involuntary manslaughter for shooting a man who had used a cinder block to break … Continue reading "Self-defense is Legal in St. Louis"

The Mandalorian’s Blaster Pistol

by Ray I. in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Friday, 15 November

The Mandalorian's PistolIf you’re a huge Star Wars fan then I’m sure you’ve already signed up for the new streaming service Disney Plus. I did, mostly for the new live action show “The Mandalorian”. The show is essentially a spaghetti western in space that follows the story of a Mandalorian bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal. Mandalorians are […]

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Kimber Handgun Lineup For 2020The new Kimber lineup for 2020 has just been announced, to include new offerings for their 1911’s, K6s revolvers, Micro 9’s and EVO SP’s.  Since Kimber’s introduction of the K6s DASA revolvers several years ago, Kimber has become a do-it-all handgun manufacturer that brings everything to the table.  Kimber’s 2020 pistol offerings are also quite […]

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STOP MANSPLAINING GUNS TO WOMEN #stayinyourlane Brannon LeBouef, owner of NOLATAC Training and The St Bernard Indoor Shooting Center discusses the top 5 worst possible pieces of advice that women often get in regards to the best gun for them and why they should seek professional firearms education from a trained instructor they are not […]

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ALTOR Corporation Single Shot Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 15 November

ALTOR Corporation Single Shot Pistols (1)ALTOR Corporation of Cave Creek, Arizona, has designed a rather unusual single shot pistol that almost looks like the descendant of the CIA’s Deer Gun. The pistol will be available in .380 Auto and 9x19mm caliber options. Why do you need a single shot pistol in the age of cheap subcompact semi-autos, snubby wheelguns and […]

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The Guns of Unforgiven

by Jacob in Wideners Shooting, Hunting & Gun Blog at 06:21, Friday, 15 November

graphic of the guns of unforgiven

It’s one of the greatest westerns ever seen on the big screen, and it received an Oscar for best picture to prove it. Clint Eastwood’s 1992 classic Unforgiven is the story of Will Munny (Clint Eastwood). Munny is a former gunslinger who has been “cured” of his fondness for booze and violence by his late wife.

Unfortunately, her untimely death left him a widower with two young children to raise. He has been scraping by as a hog farmer in Kansas, but now his pigs have been hit by the fever....

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Quick!

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 09:30, Friday, 15 November

Get some busybody journalist to do a colonoscopy on this Jeopardy player and find out he doesn't like Rap music, or thinks Climate Crisis is a commie scam, or once when he was 16 used an ethnic slur, so that he can then be 'cancelled' and driven from the public square for trying to fix Alex Trebek's cancer because he happens to like Trebek!

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Who Almost Brought Alex Trebek To Tears Announces Fundraiser For Cancer Research

Been shooting striker fired... break out the 1911.


Not too bad.

Suprise break trigger much faster.  "Make trigger go good" versus "make trigger for NOW!" where you flinch with the second and have decent shot with the second?  I was squeezing the trigger almost as fast as a GO NOW, but getting the surprise break of a 5 second Go Good.  If that makes any sense. 

8 yards, 36 rounds, no malfs or stoppages.  1153 since I built the gun. 

The bottom two were one-handed practice.  I shoot better offhand than I did with two hands, but 5 years ago. 

So, what next?  Pairs and split times?  Need som...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- November 15, 2019

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:25, Friday, 15 November

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   3 Techniques Predators Use to Hunt Women “Having studied this platform of evidence-based “real world” violence, particularly where the victim has been a female, I have identified three techniques that criminals consistently use to […]

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If you’re like me, then you would prefer to opt for “off-the-beaten-path” type of adventures. The kinds of places you won’t find on a review’s app or in a hotel lobby coupon book. As water-loving boaters, we crave remote locations, uncrowded waterways, and enriching boating experiences. There may not be many truly secret boating spots left in modern civilization, but it won’t stop me from trying to find the best ones you’ve never heard of. Here are a few boating spots that are worth checking out.

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They Keep Letting Him Out of Jail

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Friday, 15 November

How’s that bail reform working out for you? Homeowner frustrated that man who burglarized his home continues to be let out of jail. Tillman currently has nine open cases going through the court system. The charges include theft, burglary, hit-and-run, bail jumping, resisting an officer, damage to property, driving a car without the owner’s consent, … Continue reading "They Keep Letting Him Out of Jail"

Beautiful Webley WS Target in 22 Rimfire

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Friday, 15 November

Webley introduced the WS model revolver in 1902, combining the square grip of the earlier WG model with the mechanical system of the Mark IV government revolver. The new WS pattern was available in both Army (6” barrel and fixed sights) and Target (7.5” barrel and adjustable sights) patterns. In addition, a small number were made in .22 rimfire. These were not single shot conversions, but fully functional 6-shot .22 caliber guns. The cylinders are distinctively stepped, and the barrel has a standard external profile but a .22 caliber bore.

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For someone that may be newer to the firearms community, the thought of purchasing a firearm may bring about a lot of anxiety. There’re so many questions that need to be answered, such as what brand, caliber, etc., and for the average person, that can seem like a daunting task. With countless options available, it can be overwhelming and even difficult to determine where to start in the process. I’m going to walk you through “Gun Buying 101.”

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One of the first and most important steps in the gun buying process is to determine the intended use of the firearm. Will this firearm be used for home defense or will it be used for concealed carry? If you’re looking for a firearm for concealed carry, you wouldn’t want to be looking at rifles. On the other hand, if you were looking for a firearm for hunting, you wouldn’t be looking for a firearm that would conceal easily. By knowing the intended use for the firearm, it stops y...

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 14, 2019 The CAA MCK Glock Micro Conversion Kit (next-gen Micro Roni Stabilizer) for Glock pistols wasn’t the only interesting product DefenseReview (DR) saw at the CAA/Kalashnikov USA booth at SHOT Show 2019. We also got to take a look at the Kalashnikov USA KP-9 semi-auto-only ...

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Nuclear Stress Test

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 19:24, Thursday, 14 November

I am likely still emitting gamma rays, but my heart is fine.  This is likely cold-induced asthma.  Back to my GP for a solution.  This indicates breathing through my nose, not mouth, will help; the opposite of what I have been doing.

Baby Telescope

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:43, Friday, 15 November

I moved the primary mirror .5" closer to the diagonal and it is now a decently functioning telescope.  Most of the work on this rebuild was making sure that I could collimate it.  (The previous diagonal holder was a stalk that was held in the eyepiece focuser by a screw.  There was no practical way to adjust the diagonal's position relative to the primary mirror.)  I was able to collimate it to a level that it has never seen before!  I will need the primary and diagonal recoated.  From using it this evening on Bogus Basin, I have some confidence that it will make a fine scope for the Moon, the Orion Nebula, and other low magnification objects.  (I never had any delusions that my first mirror was great.)

How to mount it is the next issue.  I had originally put a 1/4"-20 hole in the bottom of the tube, but this is unsatisfactory.  The first time I mounted it on a camera tripod, it barely attached at first.  I did this 25 years ago.  Now I know that you should chamfer threaded holes.  So I did so, and perhaps too aggressively; this is not a very thick PVC tube.  It seemed to thread on, then rolled off into my ...

Changes to Layout in Works

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:04, Thursday, 14 November

I have finally had enough of the limitations of my current WordPress layout. But since I can’t have access to the Cascading Style Sheets, unless I pay, I am stuck choosing one of their stock themes. So I’m not sure I expect the changes to be an improvement exactly. But I will see where I … Continue reading "Changes to Layout in Works"

TFB Review: Barrett MRAD

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 14 November

Designed to compete in the 2009 Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) competition, the Barrett Multi-Role Adaptive Design or MRAD was born.  While it wouldn’t be chosen for the PSR of 2009, it would be selected as the Department of Defense (DoD) newest Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) in 2019. Being overly curious about this platform for years, I was […]

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Background checks on all firearms transfers; gun storage law to keep guns from kids; limits on magazine capacity; a "roster" of legal handguns that can be sold; assault weapon ban.  11/14/19 ABC News:

Two 14-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl are dead and two other students are injured after a classmate opened fire at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, sheriff's officials said.
The 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody and is in the hospital in "grave condition" from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Detectives reviewed video from the scene which showed the gunman in the quad of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita when he took a gun from his backpack, shot five people and then shot himself in the head, authorities said. The early morning school shooting was on the suspect's birthday, authorities said.
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That worked better…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 14:31, Thursday, 14 November

Since I actually do need bread I chickened out on the 50/50 thing. I used more like 20% whole wheat.


And with that, it rose quite nicely indeed.

Keepsakes

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 17:28, Thursday, 14 November

Keep it, or throw it out?

In cleaning out the closest and drawers as summer clothing is cleaned and tucked away in storage, it's sometimes not an easy decision. Some items can be mended, but only if there is enough wear left to make it worth the time and effort.  Some items, that look like someone lost a jousting match with a paint can, are easier to toss away.

Most of us regularly go through our things, to clear space, to create room for new things, sometimes to the point it's almost an obsession.  I've met people that can not function if they don't shop almost daily, often for things they don't need, and can't afford, just because they have a psychological need to buy something. I once was sent to a home t...

School Shooting Southern Cal

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:38, Thursday, 14 November

Evidently, there was a huge problem at a high school in southern California today.

The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department just held a press conference and confirmed that two students aged 16 and 14 have died in the hospital. The shooter is alive but gravely injured and under medical care. The shooter's social media accounts are being investigated. The weapon used was a semi-automatic .45 caliber pistol. Thursday is the shooter's 16th birthday.
It's quite disturbing the number of laws that were broken there today.  By my calculation, it is quite illegal for a 16-year-old to possess a handgun without an adult around.   It's also illegal for a handgun to be on a school campus, and it's decidedly illegal to shoot someone with it.

I would also note, for the record, that once again, a mass shooting happened in a gun-free zone.   I haven't seen any reporting on how the shooter became wounded, whether by his own hand, or by other armed personnel.

Ohhh Poncho!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 17:46, Thursday, 14 November


Arrest warrant issued for Texas lawmaker caught on video dropping envelope of cocaine [More]
Poncho Nevárez?

The guy "Speaker Dennis Bonnen elevated ... to chair the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee ... currently serving on the Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety, Select Committee"?  I don't suppose the drug trade has anything to do with that?

Looks like Poncho's doing his part to make you obey signs the cartels he enables ignore, and the ...
CarMax is also donating to Everytown for Gun Safety in support of its program Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization committed to fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. [More]
So does that mean they support suing car manufacturers and dealers over drunk driver casualties?

Rope-selling capitalists...

The current attempt at impeaching President Trump revolves around a claim of a "quid pro quo" of government aid to the Ukraine, in exchange for them pursuing legitimate law enforcement investigations of your typical Demorrhoid corruption.

First, it is the JOB of the Executive Branch, via State and Commerce Departments among others, to quid pro quo other governments. THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.  "You want X? We want Y. Deal?"

Literally. Their fucking. Job.

In 1948, President Truman's administration approved the creation of ARAMCO for the purpose of acquiring oil from Saudi Arabia, while having a means of putting political pressure on them. That's in the actual statements in the authorization.

So the whole trial is a farce to start with. There are legitimate complaints about some of Trump's actions.  This isn't one of them. Of course, most that are questionable were exactly what the Demorrhoids wanted, so they're silent on that.

Second, even worse than ascribing the SNL quote of "I can see Russia from my house" that Sarah Palin never actually said, but is now considered "Fake, but accurate," they're basing this on what some Demorrhoid shi...

POTD: Force Protection at Camp Bifrost in Bamako, Mali

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 14 November

In this Photo Of The Day, we take another look at Camp Bifrost in Bamako, Mali: A cold name for a hot place. We’re looking at the Norwegian Force Protection during one of their exercises. Above you’re looking at a Heckler & Koch HK416N (for Norway one may suppose) with some kind of fancy laser […]

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying in Formal Attire

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 14 November

Deciding to conceal carry in formal attire can mean a lot of different things to people depending on what the occasion is. Carrying in formal attire can either be like any other concealed carry day or a special occasion. Sometimes it can be a way t...

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So last weekend Landlady brought up this grain mill, which will allow us to do something about…

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You want climate change?

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 12:17, Thursday, 14 November

(Via the Woodpile Report)

The Left has abandoned "anthropomorphic global warming" in favor of "climate change". That way, no matter what happens, they're right and can demand that mankind submit to whatever hare-brained scheme they cook up to expand their societal control save the planet.

I have to wonder just what demands they're going to make for a mini ice age? Burn more fossil fuels? Get cows to fart more? It'll probably be anything but apropos.

What's 'Job One' Again?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:28, Thursday, 14 November


Oops...I was clearing out some old magazines and ran across this bit of irony. I make my share of typos, but that had to be embarrassing. I wonder if it might be worth anything to collectors someday, like a stamp with a misprint or something.

Point/Counterpoint

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:02, Thursday, 14 November


One person was killed and at least four others were injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita early Thursday, authorities said. [More]
It will never be enough. And it will never "work" as advertised.

Down the Hillary Hole

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:06, Thursday, 14 November

American Outdoor Brands has announced plans to split its firearms unit, Smith & Wesson, from its outdoor products business, citing "changes in the political climate." [More]
I trust they didn't do it from the Rose Garden this time?

By the way, I've seen discussions on removing the internal lock or plugging the hole and just want to caution that if you plan to do that, consider potential liability risks and make your decision an informed one.

[Via Jess]

The 'Moderate' Coward's Way Out

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:18, Thursday, 14 November

But what if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot? If they didn’t have to face backlash from constituents or the media or the president himself, who knows how many Republican senators would vote to remove? [More]
Oh, there'd be backlash, alright.

Not that I'd expect an insulated swamp advisor to grok it...

[Via Mack H]

Quis Sella in Taberna Biberent Pugna

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:27, Thursday, 14 November



A friend advises I may have been wrong all these years.

Any challenges to this new translation?

Victim uses battle axe to stop home intruder. I'd have expected much better results against an unarmored intruder.

How's that Global Warming working out for ya?

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:59, Thursday, 14 November

Every year is the Hottest Year Ever®, at least it seems this way because the press reports it that way.  I've posted often about how this is only because the temperature record is changed, increasing recent temperatures - thus, the string of Hottest Year Ever®

But the record temperatures - both high and low - are not adjusted.  We haven't seen a record high temperature set in any of the fifty States in over 20 years despite the run of reported Hottest Year Ever®.  Well, we're told, what's happening is that the Greenhouse Effect raises the temperature in the winter (and at night), so average temperature is increasing.  But remember, the night and winter temperatures are also adjusted.  So what's going on with the record winter temperatures?

Boy, howdy:

Record lows were reported this morning fro...

Anarcho-tyrrany in action

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:03, Thursday, 14 November

Denver business fined for not cleaning up human poop left by the vagrants that the city allows to flourish unhindered.

And this bit is a short way of describing Rich People's Leftism:

The Progressive defense of the Deep State has proven beyond a doubt that the purpose of government, at all levels, is to create sinecures for people too incompetent to succeed in the private sector.
College kids are coming out of school (college and public) less educated than ever before, school tuition or per student cost is at an all time high, and our schools have more non-teaching administrators making more money than ever.  This is not a coincidence, this is the system.
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DNS over HTTPS – or – Why is your ISP spying on you?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:22, Thursday, 14 November

UPDATED: to reflect a newer version of the VPN list from Torrent Freak. Or DoH has been in the news, because it turns out, your Internet Service Provider, or your Cellphone Carrier if you are using them, is spying on your internet access. Everything you do on the internet. Why aren’t you using a VPN? … Continue reading "DNS over HTTPS – or – Why is your ISP spying on you?"

The Mandalorian Carries an 1894 Bergmann No.1

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 10:58, Thursday, 14 November

The new Star Wars TV series “The Mandalorian” does, in fact, feature a sidearm based on the Bergmann No1 / 1894 semiauto pistol. These are extremely rare today (probably only 5 or 6 still exist), and I am quite sure the prop was built from scratch and is not an actual original gun. However, the prop designers made a great choice, in my opinion. The very first Bergmann automatics were magnificent looking guns, and they fit right into the Star Wars film universe – where from the very beginning the weapons have been basically really military arms with sci-fi bits glued on. I plan to do a video later discussing the prop guns from the original three Star Wars films, but this appearance of something as cool as the Bergmann forced my hand…

For the record, no – I had nothing to do with the design or choice of the gun.

Full video on the Bergmann:

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Nothingburgers

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:45, Thursday, 14 November

Two of them. One was the lack of content here yesterday.

The other was the House’s impeachment inquiry. This entire thing has been building for going on three years now. And that was it. Kind of sad.

Defense distributed news

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:44, Thursday, 14 November

Seems a judge told the State Department that their response to a lawsuit is unconstitutional.

This country needs more Killdozers*

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:42, Thursday, 14 November

A business owner was fined by Denver for not cleaning up other people’s feces. Odd how human feces in the streets correlates to Democrat run cities.

* In case you don’t get the reference, clicky.

When even the commie gets it

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:36, Thursday, 14 November

Bernie Sanders slams mandatory gun buybacks as ‘unconstitutional’.

He still wants to ban purchasing guns, of course. It’s what commies do.

Link

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:35, Thursday, 14 November

I have purchased three vehicles from CarMax. But they’re giving money to Everytown for Gun Safety. I will never purchase another from them.

Gun control is always a failure

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:33, Thursday, 14 November

Colorado’s ban on regular capacity magazines is a failure.

Odd, that

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:32, Thursday, 14 November

SCOTUS has denied cert in the case against Remington over the Sandy Hook shooting. It’s apparently not as big a deal as you would think as it seems largely procedural.

I agree

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:27, Thursday, 14 November

Unpossible

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:25, Thursday, 14 November

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:24, Thursday, 14 November

Blazer 525 Round Bulk PackBlazer 525 Round Bulk Pack 22lr Ammunition Blazer ammunition is known for its affordable and reliable factory ammunition in centerfire calibers. The company has just announced its latest addition to its bulk ammunition line – the Blazer 525 Round Bulk Pack. When you’ve got to train for a match or just want to have a […]

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Until I started writing this article I had never really thought about the fact that I actually own no less than three rifles from Ruger. All bought at MSRP, or above, in fact. Two Ruger semi-autos, one in 223 Rem and one in 9×19 mm. And one bolt-action in 308 Win that all sit in […]

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