Monday, 25 March


Bump-stock court news

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 13:34, Monday, 25 March

This is interesting:

FURTHER ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that the effective date of the Bump-Stock Rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 66514 (Dec. 26, 2018), be administratively stayed in its application only as to the named Appellants in appeals Nos. 19-5042 and 19-5044, pending further order of this Court.  The purpose of this stay is exclusively to give the Court sufficient opportunity to consider the disposition of this highly expedited appeal, and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of the appeal.  See D.C. Circuit Handbook of Practice and Internal Procedures 33 (2018).

The “named Appellants” include Damien Guedes, Shane Roden, Firearms Policy Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, Inc., and Florida Carry, Inc.

Early this morning, before I read the above, I had boosted my monthly donations to the Firearms ...

They want you dead

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 10:55, Monday, 25 March

Yesterday Mike Bash (actor, producer, writer) tweeted at me:

Lol read up about Waco. Y’all will never win, but its cute you think you could! That would help rid the country of gun nuts faster though…

This is what anti-gun people think of you, the country needs to be rid of “gun nuts” and their families. Burning gun owners and their families alive is entirely appropriate to him.

Good to know.

Mike, I hope you


New Zealand doesn't have a Second Amendment,  their Prime Minister recently bragged about how firearm ownership is a privilege over there (a couple days before deeming a whole bunch of guns banned without even bothering to put a bill before parliament)

But they also are  going after free speech.

It's one thing to deny the terrorist bastards the infamy and fame they so desire.  It's another, as NZ has done,  to make it a crime to posses or show people their manifesto. 

And conveniently this particular manifesto is where the monster says he expects and endorses the State to take certain actions.   Actions that the State eagerly and proudly did.

"The Office of Film and Literature classification announced Saturday that the document is objectionable under the law."

Well...  isn't that a handy power for their State to have.

This was said by.....  "New Zealand's Chief Censor David Shanks."  And yes, they do have a Chief Ce...

A couple of antler-less bulls…

Liquid Refreshment…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 11:49, Monday, 25 March

Your Patreon bucks at work. 100# cracked corn, 50# layer pellets. 15 gallons gasoline, 14 gallons propane, 9 gallons drinking water.

And a frozen pizza. No bourbon. Wouldn’t have fit in the Jeep. ...

Armed American Radio Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:30, Monday, 25 March

Guest Lineup: HUGE broadcast tonight! Alan Gottlieb, AWR Hawkins, David Codrea and attorney Stephen Stamboulieh all brought their “A” game! [More]
We were on in Hour 3.

KIller Fudds?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:26, Monday, 25 March

Men dressed as traditional hunters slaughter over 100 people in Mali village [More]
Why, they ought to ban "assault weapons"!

What? They do?

And why are our "progressive" not-at-all-racist lawmakers ignoring this and focusing entirely on New Zealand?

I'm In with the In Crowd

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:40, Monday, 25 March

And you're not. [More]

Hey, "enforce existing gun laws," right?

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:57, Monday, 25 March

Life in the future

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:56, Monday, 25 March

2nd US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Glad that was done by a jury and not, say, a doctor or scientist. Just consensus. What do they think this is? Global warming.

Not surprised, it’s not taught: Half Of Americans Dont Know All First Amendment Freedoms


by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:55, Monday, 25 March

Hudson, maker of the H9, are going out of business.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:54, Monday, 25 March

New Zealand

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:51, Monday, 25 March

They had a mass shooting, done by someone advancing gun control. The guy was vetted by the police and had a license. So, they banned guns for everybody who didn’t shoot anybody.

Of the 1.2M gun owners registered there, 37 have turned them in.

And, as if to prove they value no rights of the people at all, they banned the nutjob’s “manifesto”, making it a crime for people to have a copy of it.

What a fucked up place.

Its government has made downloading or possessing the mosque killer's manifesto a crime, punishable by up to ten years' imprisonment.

I’ve Had This Video From January Running Through My Head

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:40, Monday, 25 March

I’m not sure this falls under the misery loves company heading or not. It is pretty funny. And sums up the Left’s/Media’s (but I repeat myself) view of the Mueller investigation. Advertisements


by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:20, Monday, 25 March

Amaranthe is known for having 3 lead singers. Nils Molin sings clear vocals in the Power Metal style, Elize Ryd sings in the clear soprano, Symphonic style, and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson does the Death Metal Death Growl. (Can you guess they are Swedish?). Even with a fair amount of Heavy Metal elements some of their […]

Lightning Review: Agilite Helmet Bridge

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 25 March

Shooting with night vision is a lot of fun and gives you a clear advantage when shooting in the dark. However, wearing a helmet with night vision can get tiring if you do not set up your helmet properly. The helmet is often a platform for adding accessories like ear pro and lights. But night […]

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Boston Herald Editorial

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:37, Monday, 25 March

3/25/19 Boston Herald:

The Democrats have been saying that the truth must come to light for two years, now. Let us oblige them. The president has been dogged by this entire situation..
Was the “Russia Dossier” used to get the ball rolling? There is evidence to suggest it.

Note to Trump Foes: The Horse is Dead, Stop Beating It

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:25, Monday, 25 March

Why Supreme Court opinions are not the “Law of the Land”, and how to put federal judges in their place. [More]
I get the "why" and wish more people would.

It's the "how" that needs fleshing out because plunderers rarely confront you to concede points in a debate.

[Via Felix B]...
FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card) Ruled Unconstitutional In Illinois [More]
So are "concealed carry permits" and "tax stamps" and...

[Via Michael G]

A Spree Grows in Brooklyn

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:15, Monday, 25 March

Yes, a rally to support Muslims against violence ended up becoming a public call to kill Jews. In Brooklyn. [More]
You know, the district that gave us Chequita. Which explains a lot.

[Via Michael G]

The bottom line is that FBI agents feel empowered [to] lie to witnesses or suspects, but when those targets lie to the FBI they are charged with crimes. And being allowed to produce 302s, instead of taped interviews, allows this practice to continue. [More]
Heads we win, tails you lose.

[Via Michael G]

Skid Road: How California's army of homeless has turned the state's richest boulevards into RV parks as exorbitant rents force families and full-time workers to live on four wheels [More]
Keep voting Democrat and bringing in more population.  And by all means, stay there, especially if you're going to drive your politics to where non-"progressives" live.

[Via Michael G]

Full Damage Control Mode

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:32, Monday, 25 March

SPLC Implodes: President And Legal Director Resign Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal [More]
As I said when Dees got ejected:
SPLC lawyers are officers of the court, so this is more than a personnel confidentiality issue.  If they're aware of ethical misconduct/criminal activity on his part, they have a professional responsibility to report it.
If they do not, stronger sanctions can be imposed.

[Via ...


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Monday, 25 March

Georgia Republicans Say NRA Told Them to Vote in Favor of Bloomberg Gun Ban [More]
What did we just see?

While the rest of us are down here in the field, the Lairds of Fairfax, looking down from the hilltop, are cutting their own deals with Longshanks.

[Via Felix B...
Since none of the bills have what the NRA wants, making them nothing more than gun confiscation disguised as "public safety," there is NO REASON for the NRA to remain silent [More]
Sure there is. They've been pushing this crap and giving green light signals for years. If they turned around and cut the legs out from under the "A"-rated Republican politicians they counseled on how to make betrayal palatable to enough to still get reelected, they'd be undercutting their entire lobbying strategy, and risk derailing the gravy train.

Fairfax is a slick operation run by and for swampsters. That's why they've promulgated a fraudulent "single issue" excuse to studiously avoid saying anything critical of cheap labor Republican/Groverian interests, even though not one of them dares take my challenge.

Incidentally, VC...
In the past decade, no fewer than 11 of South Carolina’s 46 counties have seen their sheriffs accused of breaking laws — nearly one in four. [More]
OK, so maybe not "a few bad apples," but definitely not most, at least that have been caught.

[Via Jess]

SAS hero stormed Kenya hotel ALONE to KILL terrorists and save survivors [More]
Kind of like the anti-Scot Peterson?

Left unsaid is why a hero was needed.

[Via Jess]

What that means in terms of the likelihood of challenges over specialized treatment is unclear at this point. The purpose of this report is simply to bring AmmoLand Shooting Sports News readers this new breaking development in an action arguing for the rights of all. [More]
I actually submitted this Saturday night and updated the draft on Sunday. I expect we'll hear either today or tomorrow if the joint motion to extend the stay to all is granted.

The Same Old Story

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:01, Monday, 25 March

[More]Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in.

Alarms sound after 6 suicides by Chicago cops over 8 months [More]
I wonder what Hillary and the Hogglet would say?

[Via bondmen]

Confronting the Mobile Killer

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 25 March

Written by: Greg Ellifritz


Anyone researching the tactics of active killers is quickly confronted with the fact that killers study police response tactics.  Being informed by their research, the killers adapt their own tactics in order to prolong their killing sprees before police intervention.  In recent history, the terrorists who attacked multiple targets in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 were successful largely because they employed the concept of mobility.  Before their final barricades, the killers hit numerous public targets and stayed moving to avoid being shot by the police.  The Mumbai police were completely overwhelmed by this tactic and other killers have been using it with equal success.


Domestically, mobile killers have been fairly common and are increasing in frequency.  In the research study ...

New Zealand Gun Ban

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:52, Monday, 25 March

300BLK SBRAs much as I love the quiet bliss of subsonic 300 Blackout in a suppressed carbine, given the choice, I’d still pick a supersonic round for a defensive situation. In short, I’ll sacrifice ultimate sound suppression for nearly twice the muzzle velocity and energy all day and twice on Sundays. However, even most of the supersoninc […]

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oryxIt was back on January 11th that we announced the debut of the NEW Oryx Bolt-Action Chassis Rifle Stocks by MDT (Modular Driven Technologies). That stirred up a lot of excitement in the industry because MDT is known for highly modular and equally great quality stocks. Now with the inception of the Oryx stock shooters […]

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Quote of the day—Lyle

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Monday, 25 March

We’re dealing with enemies. They are not rivals. Rivals agree, but want the power. They wish to do their authoritarian thing, AND they wish to never ever again see anyone live free. The authoritarian mind cannot abide seeing one man free, no matter how good or harmless that one man may be. The authoritarian mind hates that free man specifically because he is good and harmless.

Today’s leftist agitators speak of being “Woke” and suchlike, but one man’s state of being “Woke” is, in another man’s assessment, blatant and utter cluelessness.

March 22, 2019
Comment to Quote of the day—James Howard Kunstler
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

It appears likely that the GCN has steered and influenced the Times, given that that newspaper also quoted Mike Yardley, well known in the sporting shooting world for his demands to ban anything that is not a traditional English shotgun. [More]
That would be EuroFudd here.  What is it with "trainers"?

And who does this quisling think he is? David E. Petzal?

[Via Mike H]

The Stuff of Lynch Mobs

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:31, Monday, 25 March

"Because I don’t need the Mueller report to know he’s a traitor. I have a TV.” [More]
Burn the witch!

Takes One to Know One

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:28, Monday, 25 March

Kirsten Gillibrand calls Trump a 'coward' in New York speech [More]
Says the political shapeshifter running away from her NRA questionnaire...

Last Refuge of Scoundrels

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:25, Monday, 25 March

Oh look. A wall to keep out those who don't belong. [More]

Spring Lambs on Parade

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:18, Monday, 25 March

Bare those throats! [More]

And remember what The Keeper warned us about the consequences of wrong thinking!

For the Taking

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:11, Monday, 25 March

[More]And per Hillary, it was all "because of our inaction on guns."

Assuming you are here for the ideological fellowship, it was all because of you and me.

Identity Politics

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:00, Monday, 25 March

Proof that girls and boys are born to be different: Controversial study finds that brain differences between the sexes begin in the womb [More]
But haven't "we" established with guns that "science" is merely a public manipulation tool from which we can cherry-pick results that support our agenda?

The ATF said that’s not the case, and that they won’t destroy any surrendered bump stocks until all applicable litigation over the matter has been adjudicated. [More]
If that's the case, why did our judge decide "The plaintiff cannot prevail without a “substantial indication of likely success on the merits”?

That agency-wide rule seems a pretty substantial indication they're counting on rubber stamp judges giving "deference" to the administrative bullsh!t du jour instead of on justice and the law.

[Via ...
Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’ [More]
Hey, that which did not kill them made them stronger, right?

Tangentially related: Shtup in the name of love...


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:15, Monday, 25 March

The study, “Mass Shootings and the Salience of Guns as Means of Compensation for Thwarted Goals“, was authored by N. Pontus Leander, Wolfgang Stroebe, Jannis Kreienkamp, Maximilian Agostini, Ernestine Gordijn, and Arie W. Kruglanski. [More]
We were just talking about "science."

So gun owners are compensating? Where have we heard that before?

But hey, these dickless wonders said it, I believe it, that settles it.


While not exactly edible, stocking up on these ten items will make everyday life more comfortable, whatever your emergency.

survival mom Deodorant/anti-perspirant

Picture this.  You’ve been in your bunker for three weeks.  Sponge baths are a rare treat.  Then you remember your stash of Secret anti-perspirant.  Ahhhh….. instant morale booster, especially if shared.

Feminine products  

Periods don’t stop for something trivial like a nuclear war.  A six month’s stash of t...

So, basically Mueller released Trump's short form birth certificate.
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 25, 2019

Overheard in the Office...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:40, Monday, 25 March

Bobbi walks in the office, and sees this on my computer screen...

RX: "Wow, from back here that looks like a grim clown." 
Me: "It's the Vermont state seal, which is, in fact, a grim clown. It's also the state demonym, which is the coolest in New England. Mainers, Granite Staters, Bay Staters, Grim Clowns..."

Greg Benford on Robert Heinlein

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:02, Monday, 25 March

Aaron emails to point out a very interesting interview at Wired.  It seems that Greg Benford knew everyone.

It seems that Heinlein was a good shot.

You've had journalists nearly in tears, Democrats about to crap their pants during interviews, "They got to Mueller!", the whole works.

Among the damage from this crap:
The media demonstrated, hugely, that they cannot be trusted.  At all.  Borrowing from Insty, We may someday need a press we can trust. But I hope not, because we certainly don’t have one.

The EffingBI and Do'J' have shown themselves untrustworthy and corrupt.  And unless they actually make a serious effort to clean house, they'll remain untrustworthy.

And unless that housecleaning involves people actually being charged and tried for their crimes, it'll mean nothing.

Robert Mueller’s Day Off

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:30, Monday, 25 March

I really want to say something about the end of the Mueller investigation, but this is all I’ve got. Most of the people listed in the Blogroll are posting about it in one way or another, so there probably isn’t much to add. (If YouTube trips over the privacy extensions in your browser, use this […]

Domestic-violence and Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:17, Monday, 25 March

This is how guns can help victims. Woman shoots man in self defense. Upon arrival, officers learned of a verbal domestic dispute which escalated to a physical altercation. According to police, during the fight, a man pointed a handgun at a woman. Then, she used her own firearm to shoot him because she said she […]

Norsk Hydro and LockerGoga Ransomware (and others)

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Monday, 25 March

This is a review of what happened at the cyber attack at Norsk Hydro. What they did right. What they did wrong. Aluminum giant Hydro hit by ransomware. The biggest thing they did right: Their power plants were not accessible to the corporate network, and so were not impacted. The biggest thing they did wrong: […]

The Leftist Media Is Screaming About the Upcoming Recession

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:42, Monday, 25 March

Of course if anyone could predict the future, they wouldn’t be working in television. So first up, there is some problems with the freight numbers, especially if you look at railroads. How The Widened Panama Canal Is Disrupting U.S. Domestic Transportation. And East Coast ports appear to be prospering at the expense of West Coast […]

North & Skinner Wedge-Lock Revolving Rifle

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 25 March

This rifle is lot #1237 in the upcoming May 2019 Rock Island auction.

Patented in 1852 by Henry North and Chaucey Skinner, about 700 of these revolving rifles were made by 1856. The design used a locking wedge to seal the cylinder forward so that the firing chamber would nest into the barrel and seal the cylinder gap. The operating lever that did this also served to index the cylinder and recock the hammer, making for a fairly sophisticated design. The rifles were manufactured by North & Savage of Middletown Connecticut; the Edward North who was partner in the company was brother of Henry North, who was co-designer. The company dates back to the North & Cheney partnership formed to produce military pistols for the US government in 1799.

The improved patent of 1856 would replace the locking wedge system with a toggle link, and would be ...

Barrett Celebrate MRAD Winning US SOCOM ASR Contract

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Monday, 25 March

MRADOn 12th March we reported that Barrett Firearms Manufacturing had been awarded a contract worth nearly $50 million to produce their MRAD rifle fulfilling the US Special Operations Command’s Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) requirement. Barrett have welcomed the contract and confirmed that the rifle purchased is the MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design. Here’s what Barrett had […]

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Sharps Bros MB74 5.45x39mm Milled AK Receiver

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 25 March

SHARPS Bros MB74 5.45x39mm Milled AK Receiver (1)If you are into AKs then you probably know about the Sharps Bros MB47 milled 7.62x39mm AK receivers. But did you know that recently the company has released the 5.45x39mm version of this receiver called MB74? This new receiver has all the good features of the 7.62mm one but its dimensions are tailored for the 5.45mm AK […]

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I watch a few machinist videos on the internet.  This Old Tony is hilarious.  Even if you are only just barely interested in shop stuff, take a gander.

But this video came up in my feed about anodizing aluminum at home.  I don't know how to do that, so, cool.  But checkout the disclaimer at the beginning.

You can't buy sulphuric acid down at the hardware store, or whatever they use for Walmart, anymore.  I guess too many people from cultures where it is cool to throw acid in someone's face as an attack came to live in Britain.  So, gotta ban that.  Sheesh.  Nanny state.

Of course, we do that here, just not at bad.  For one thing, to get stuff in common places you gotta know how it is labelled for sale.  There isn't a jug that says sulphuric acid at any place besides a chemical sales place.  You gotta buy "Drain Opener".  Hydrochloric acid?  Look for Muriatic, it...

No Collusion

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 03:51, Monday, 25 March

Mueller has finished his investigation, probably the most expensive, detailed, far reaching investigation in the history of our country against a sitting president.  His conclusion?  No collusion.  Trump is exonerated.

It is easy to hold your opinion until the report comes out, and my readers have seen me caution in other matters to wait till the investigation is complete before coming to conclusions, bu the media obsession with this thing would not alow for rational relection.  Take this one example of fair, unbiased reporting.

We all remember her telling us that Donald Trump could not POSSIBLY win in a general election against Hillary, then after he won against Hillary, her incessant harping that the RUSSIANS rigged the election.    She's wrong again.

Maddow has been wrong on so many occasions that it's hard to believe that anything she says resembles the truth.  She's like the cranky old guy down at...

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 047: Honestly Bad For You

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:12, Monday, 25 March

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d are obligated to talk about the recent mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand;
  • Weer’d Brings us a fisk of Dr. Joseph Sakran as he testifies in favor of universal background checks before the US House of Representatives;
  • Oddball invites his wife to tell a story on why she holds a grudge against CRKT knives;
  • and Steve tells us about trap and blind lines, and how a Private Investigator might use them.

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

Show Notes

Main Topic


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sisterhood of the outdoors

Bust-A-Duck is officially endorsed by The Sisterhood of The Outdoors.  Buster Cooper has spent a lifetime hunting the flooded fields and rivers of the Cache River area near Augusta, Arkansas.  He has built a full-service lodge with the perfect set up for sleeping accommodations and stori...

Sunday, 24 March


People v. Brown, circuit court decision ruled that requiring a Firearms Owner ID card (FOID) is unconstitutional because you have to pay a fee to enjoy a constitutional right.  More here.  There seems to be no accessible link that I can copy and paste, but there is a link to it here.

If you eat it on your "cheat day" which for us is "Faturday" calories don't count (or you do an extra hour on the punching bag this week.)

Ultra Dark Chocolate Cake

For the cake

• 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder to get that deep dark color)
• 1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
• 1 pinch cayenne
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• ...
Likewise, the Codrea Plaintiffs-Appellants (No. 18-cv-3086 (D.D.C.) in their Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (Doc. 5-1, p. 24), Reply Brief (Doc. 18, p. 17), and Principal Brief before this Court (p. 29), requested a “systemwide preliminary injunction.” See, Armstrong v. Davis , 275 F.3d 849, 870 (9th Cir. 2001)(holding that “[s]ystem-wide relief is required if the injury is the result of violations of a statute or the constitution that are attributable to policies or practices pervading the whole system (even though injuring a relatively small number of plaintiffs), or if the unlawful policies or practices affect such a broad range of plaintiffs that an overhaul of the system is the only feasible manner in which to address the class’s injury.”) [More]
Everyone affected should be invited to the party.

and they're pushing it now.  Because
Who the hell needs to hit something, anything, from over a mile away? I’ll tell you who: an Army or Marine sniper, that’s who. They’re selling military-grade rifles to the general public. That’s what this sniper rifle is, and that’s what all the various iterations of the AR-15 style assault rifles are. Military-grade killing machines.
You need to read it for the full, pants-crapping effect that people enjoying long-range shooting gives this clown.

Coming soon:

First time getting a Squib in USPSA :(

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 18:08, Sunday, 24 March

Hacked Is Probably an Overstatement

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:01, Sunday, 24 March

My guess is that the teacher in question had a weak password. (Pet name, kid’s name, spouse’s name, etc.) 13-Year-Old Allegedly Hacked Teacher Account to Create Student ‘Hit List’. A 13-year-old is currently under investigation after he allegedly used a teacher’s credentials to hack into his school district’s computing system to steal fellow students’ personal […]


So I shot the Bess carbine today.

My first shot was a patched 0.735 ball. That’s a VERY tight fit so if I shoot any more of them, I’ll try them bare. Some smoothbore shooters do well with an over-power card or wad, bare ball, and an over ball card to hold it in place. I also have some 0.710 balls which should be easier to load with a patch, but I didn’t bring them today.

I put around 15 rounds of the paper cartridges with .690 balls through the gun. The last loaded nearly as easy as the first. I noticed that after about 10 shots there was a crud ring forming in the breech so it required extra pressure to fully seat the ball. I really liked loading from paper cartridges. I’m going to make up some for my fusil de chasse.

Compared with my longrifle, it has a much slower lock time, so follow through is even more important for good shooting.

I had a number of misfires due to lack of spark. I think what was happening was that the top jaw screw would loosen, because when I tightened it back up the gun would alway off. Obviously I need to fix that.

Recoil was noticeable but not bad.



Defensive Pistol Shooting Challenge

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 16:14, Sunday, 24 March

Get Out and Practice

Charlie and James over at reminds us we need to get out and challenge ourselves to remain proficient in defensive encounters.

Shot Timer

S&W Model 65 —

1st Shot 1.17, 2nd Shot 1.47 split .30, 3rd Shot 2.27 split .80 all shots on target

1st Shot 1.13, 2nd Shot 1.59 split .46, 3rd Shot 2.43 split .84 (5 shots on target missed 1 head shot)

S&W Model 64 —

1st Shot .096, 2nd Shot 1.24 split .28, 3rd Shot 2.01 split .77 all shots on target

1st Shot .079, 2nd Shot 1.04 split .25, 3rd Shot 1.84 split .80 all shots on target



Chicken Spaghetti

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:43, Sunday, 24 March

We made chicken spaghetti today for lunch.  Quick, easy, filling, alwas a hit.

We started by de-boning a rotissserated chicken.  Then put some seasoning blend veggies (onion, bell pepper ad celery) into a large dutch oven with a big dab of chopped garlic..  Sauteed that for a while.  Then added two cans of cream of chicken soup, two cans of rotel, cut up a pound of velveeta, and 16 oz (2 cups) of half-and-half.  Added the chicken, and it looked like this.


[More]We'll be talking about the stay granted to the plaintiffs.

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Meanwhile in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:50, Sunday, 24 March

This article has some info about the fallout of the power outage. Infrastructure crisis looms in Venezuela. First up there is some info about the agricultural sector in the country. Word from the countryside is that farmers have been unable to find seeds and fertilizer. And the planting season is about to start. Everyone from […]


At Quillette, an account that might have caused the National Socialist to respond to with horror.

Crusaders for Liberty were relatively sparing in their use of the bayonet. Men, women and children were more often shot, or burned alive in their houses. Some of the Crusading soldiers had the idea of lighting ovens, stoking them and baking Vendéen families in them. Babies were not spared; nor were toddlers or small children. The usual practice was to kill babies in front of their mothers, then kill the mothers. Young girls were often drowned, after first being raped. Widows were usually beaten, insulted and drowned. Though there was no established standard procedure.

The Good News

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:15, Sunday, 24 March

The Christchurch mass murderer had a firearms license

Based on the information available to us at this time, we have found that correct process was followed by staff involved in the firearms licence application.
The accused filed an application for a firearms licence in September 2017 in Dunedin.The vetting process was undertaken by a Police Firearms Vetting Officer in Dunedin, where the accused resided.
The accused initially listed a family member as one of his referees but that person did not reside in New Zealand.

They have announced that from now on, Mr. and Ms. now have a third choice, Mx.  I cannot imagine how LGBTABCDEFGs have acquired so much power in corporate America.

Maybe not even close.   3/22/19 Fortune:

Don’t plan on getting a Chick-Fil-A sandwich next time you fly through San Antonio Airport.
The city’s district council approved a new concession agreement for the airport on Thursday that will bring in more local establishments and specifically bans the popular chicken sandwich chain. At issue, apparently, is the ...


by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 07:02, Sunday, 24 March

I knew I shoulda just got a couple S&W M&P 9's instead of the H9.

Ah well.  Still can.

I SHOULDA just bought 2 Glock 17s from sumdood in the parking lot in a Virginia way back 20 years ago and just never done any of the gun hobby bun blog stuff.  Just bought ammo and training in the interim.

"What about hunting, T-Bolt?"  Meh, it's interesting, but it's not the fun pastime for me like it is for others.

"What about rifle work for home security?"  I don't live in Afganistan, Syria; I live in the suburbs, USA, where meat is plentiful and comes from the grocery stores and the police DO come, eventually.  You can CCW a Glock, you can defend your home.  Escalating to a rifle isn't too likely a requirement.

"What about surviving the zombocalypse?  You need a Battle Rifle and a colander, to start!" How likely is that, really?

"Why two Glocks, then?"  Common as dirt and reliable without me taking thousands of dollars worth of 1911 classes to get the 1911s I'd want to have 20 years ago ins...

This one is rather simple.

Just listen for the catchphrase, "Voter ID disenfranchises blacks."

They'll explain to you at length (god, can they generate a lot of CO2 for little traction) that lots of blacks are unable to get ID, something something poverty.

Now, state IDs are very cheap, easy to get, and states that require voter ID will take several types. Anyone receiving public aid of any kind should have a state ID.

And to the point: Lots of whites, Asians and Hispanics also live in poverty. But the "liberals" don't mention them at all. Apparently, they know how to get ID.

Obviously, liberals believe blacks are too stupid to do what everyone else does.

And, they assume a majority of blacks will vote for them.

They're still pining for their plantations and slaves, with the good liberals saving those poor darkies who are too stupid and helpless to do it themselves.

They DO occasionally mention the Indians, but only with the false narrative that tribal ID isn't valid for voting (it is) and reservation Indians are unable to vote because of this (false).


Rounds Two, Three and Four.

Elizabeth W...

POLL: What to do with Bump Stocks

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 09:01, Sunday, 24 March

The deadline approaches: On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, those still holding bump stocks (with a bare few exceptions) will magically become felons as inert chunks of plastic mystically morph into post-’86 machineguns.

Hypothetically speaking (because none of TZP’s regular readers could possibly mean to become malum prohibitum criminals), what will/are you doing with your “bump-stock-type device?

Take Our Poll

Tuesday evening Dallas meet-up

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:51, Sunday, 24 March

I fly out today for Dallas for a week.  Any readers in Dallas are invited to a meet-up on Tuesday  evening at the Addison Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 14999 Montfort Drive.  I'll get there around 7:30 and get a table for the "Borepatch party".

Reader William says they have more beers than you can shake a stick at, which sounds fun.

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:07, Sunday, 24 March

I so wanted to have something about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the end of the Mueller investigation, but I’m just not that creative today. Anyway, on with the posts. MaddMedic of Freedom Is Just Another Word… starts us off with News Bits …The Left Melts Down…. Should I say “Mueller?” There is so much […]


The next Dem/Progressive president just has to stand up to the NRA and implement a sweeping ban. Call the gun nuts bluff and just lock it down.

Mike B @actorhustle
Tweeted on March 21, 2019

No legislation needs to pass the House or the Senate. No consideration for constitutional issues. No consideration for the refusal of law enforcement to enforce new gun laws. No consideration for the states which say such a law would not apply within their borders.

And, most importantly, no consideration that gun nuts own 400 to 600 million guns, billions of rounds of ammunition, and… Might. Not. Be. Bluffing.—Joe]

Yesterday's Shoot

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:18, Sunday, 24 March

The Cross Branded Peacemakers held their monthly match yesterday, and some friends from a neighboring club came over to shoot with us.

1st Blue Eyed Belle, 2nd Squirrel Girl.
Normally, the ladies shoot separately, but as there were only two of them, they opted to shoot with the men, and let their standings come from overall match placement.

Ordered... [T]he effective date of the Bump-Stock Rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 66514 (Dec. 26, 2018), be administratively stayed in its application only as to the named Appellants in appeals Nos. 19-5042 and 19-5044, pending further order of this Court. The purpose of this stay is exclusively to give the Court sufficient opportunity to consider the disposition of this highly expedited appeal, and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of the appeal. [More]
Some of us have escaped the 26th deadline. Note this only applies to the plaintiffs.

An article has been submitted to AmmoLand and will be forthcoming.

298 years ago today, J.S. Bach dedicated these six concerti to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt.  And there begins a rather amaz...

is not intended to interfere with that."
These people truly suck.  Unfortunately, the chances of most journalists actually calling her on this and pinning her down is just about zero.

You're going to be interviewed by a leftist, record it.

Short version of Occasional-Cortex and Comrade Mayor: "Too many of the wrong minority are getting into this school.  And they're practically white anyway.  Standards must be lo- er, adjusted so more of the right people get in."

He now believes the center is ...

stupid and evil together.  Personally I'm leaning toward 'evil' as the primary.
“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” Ms. Streisand told The Times, a British newspaper.

“You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them,” Ms. Streisand added, the outlet reported.
Coming, be int noted, from one of the people who made excuses for Polanski drugging and raping an underage girl.

And who, if said accused had been of conservative/libertarian bent, would've been howling for his blood as a molester.

I don't hate them, but oh, how I despise and loathe these people.

They probably thought that in Illinois they would meet no resistance. If so, they were wrong. Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in the neck. Centreville Detective Sgt. DeMarius Thomas said the incident occurred about 2 a.m. “We got a call in reference to a home invasion with a suspect shot. Officers responded and fond a man […]

Sales of Existing Homes Rise

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:41, Sunday, 24 March

But the media keeps preaching at me about the impending recession. NAR: Monthly existing home sales reach four-year high. The Northeast was the only region that didn’t participate. Sales are up, inventory is down, and while January was bad in terms of sales, there is no talk of the weather, which wasn’t good in a […]

Government Data Security (Can you define SNAFU?)

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:17, Sunday, 24 March

Because after the Office of Personnel Management fiasco there is no reason to expect the government to get better at data security. FEMA Data Leak Exposes Personal Info of 2.3M Disaster Survivors. The Office for the Inspector General for the DHS issued a report today that detailed how FEMA did not appropriately safeguard the personal […]

Book Review: La Régia Fabbrica d’Armi di Terni

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Sunday, 24 March

This is no ordinary firearms reference book. This is a 900-page, nearly 12 pound tome in Italian. And not justify Italian; hand-written cursive Italian. With a substantial number of hand-painted illustrations. It is about the history of the Terni Arsenal and its products, from the needlefire Carcano through the M91 in World War Two. I can’t read Italian, but the sections at the end covering a number of unusual experimental weapon designs persuaded me to order a copy, and I don’t regret it (although it is an expensive book, at about $150 shipped depending on where you buy it). I really can’t offer any review of the text content as a result, but if the depth and scale of the information matches that of the illustrations, it must be quite substantial. Definitely not a book for everyone – or even for very many – but it’s quite the impressive work to look at!




by Tam in View From The Porch at 03:35, Sunday, 24 March

 Wayne Dobbs of HiTS won High Lawman.

Cindy Bowser won High Lady in the match, and then won the head-to-head bracket shootoff among the eigh...

Saturday, 23 March


I'll be shooting my Pedersoli Brown Bess carbine for the first time tomorrow so I made up some ammunition today.

The paper cartridges are rolled around a form to create a tube holding the ball and powder charge. Most people use a dowel for this but I have a metal lathe, so I  made the form from a piece of 3/4" aluminum rod turned down to .69”.  (Besides, it's been too long since I made some chips.)

I put a cavity on the end to help keep the ball in place when I’m rolling the cartridges.


Saturday, been rainy,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:30, Saturday, 23 March

new data, etc.



“This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like!” gushed ol’ Bernie as a foreign head of state apparently banned all further gun violence with a wave of her majestic scepter. Bernie thought that was a fine idea, and saw no reason at all anyone would object to what he seems to consider an obvious and common-sense approach to lawmaking.

Except Landlady noticed a factor that sailed right over my head at the time…

“Bernie Sanders wants to put absolute power in the hands of…Donald Trump? I’m glad to see they’re getting along better.”

Cop: “The Rules Don’t Apply to ME!”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:41, Saturday, 23 March

Because the rules are only for the Little People. `I’m NYPD. I should not have to follow protocols’ — Cop fined for using badge to bully agency clerk. An NYPD sergeant who owns a for-hire vehicle company used his badge to bully a Taxi & Limousine Commission supervisor who wouldn’t take his license renewal payment, […]

Pork Sword ChassisBlack Collar Arms has introduced their Pork Sword chassis system for the Remington 700 bolt action.  The chassis is designed to be built as a pistol and has a rear Picatinny attachment point for an SB pistol brace.  The Pork Sword chassis is also built to accept AICS pattern magazines.  Black Collar Arms had this […]

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3/22/19 Chicago Tribune:

A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on assault weapons five years after the Illinois legislature declared such regulations the exclusive power of the state.
Judge Luis Berrones issued a permanent injunction blocking the village from enforcing its ordinance.

And from New York!  Avitable v. Beach (N.D.N.Y., 2019).

Important points:

Second Amendment protects possession of stun guns and Tasers.

New York State argued that Tasers are not in "common use," by comparing the number in private hands "to the relatively small number of civilian-owned machine guns that were sold prior to the 1986 federal ban on those weapons."

Avitable argued that he preferred one of these electric weapons over using his rifles or shotguns because he would prefer not to kill in self-defense,  (A good argument--it shows he is humane.) 

In particular, the State argues Avitabile can use the shotgun and rifles he already
owns or, if he finds those inadequate, he is welcome to purchase a handgun. Defendant
further argues that if plaintiff has some legitimate objection to using lethal weapons, he can also purchase less-lethal ammunition or other non-lethal weapons, such as pepper spray.
Oh yeah, New York State is arguing for handgun ownership.  Furthermore, New York's restrictions on private ownership of pepper spray and having different...

Unexpected care package post!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 11:44, Saturday, 23 March

Landlady came up yesterday evening, and to my surprise announced that she had care packages! I wasn’t expecting anything at all, since the two packages I knew about missed the deadline. By hours, because Uncle Murphy is a dick. Won’t be another for a month.

But care packages there were!

Somebody hit my wishlist…


Offered without comment

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:40, Saturday, 23 March

Do we need a “Gungrabbers Anonymous?”

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:00, Saturday, 23 March

By Nathan Barton


Islamist Terrorists Arrested in Germany

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:29, Saturday, 23 March

The goal? “The aim was to kill as many people as possible.” German prosecutors arrest 10 suspects over Islamist attack plan. According to the initial investigation, the accused were planning to use a vehicle and firearms to kill as many “unbelievers” as possible. They had rented a large vehicle and made contact with weapons’ dealers […]

Israeli Light-Barrel FAL (from DS Arms)

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 23 March

Israel was one of the very First Nations to adopt the FN FAL rifle – after Canada but before many actual NATO nations. Israel made its first purchases of the rifles in 1955, and delayed them almost immediately in the 1956 Suez Crisis. The first rifles were wholly made by FN in Belgium, but over time IMI in Israel would produce almost all parts except receivers (they had a good working relationship with FN, which had licensed production of the Uzi submachine gun from IMI). These first rifles are good examples of many early FN design elements, which are not seen on later major NATO contracts, as the design details evolved over time. Israel would use the FAL through the Yom Kippur War in 1973 before transitioning to the 5.56mm Galil rifles.

In addition to the light-barrel infantry rifle, Israel also adopted a heavy barreled version of the FAL as a light machine gun or automatic rifle. These were fitted with stout bipods, but used the same 20-round ...


Do you legislators, judges, county sheriffs, chiefs of police, sheriff’s deputies and city policemen not realize that “red flag” laws are tantamount to a declaration of war against the American people? Are you so far removed from “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” that you cannot see this? Do you not realize that in spite of all of Great Britain’s abuses of power, our colonist forebears did not openly rebel against the Crown until King George sent troops to Lexington and Concord to confiscate the colonists’ firearms? You do understand that, right? And you do understand, do you not, that the blood of the colonists flows in the veins of we Americans?

Chuck Baldwin
March 21, 2019
My Open Letter To Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Et. Al
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

If you don't laugh at that voice inflection change.

Watch Mika Brzezinski realize what she’s reading about there likely won’t be any more indictments from the Mueller investigation.

— Andrea Ruth (@AndreaNRuth) March 22, 2019

Club Shot Today

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Saturday, 23 March

We move away from the weekly, workaday world to the weekend, and we have a club shoot today.  I've already been out in the range, sweeping and straightening, and making sure that we have what we need for a successful shoot.  Getting ready to make a run to the Dollar Store for some supplies.

I look forward to these club shoots.   Maybe I'll put up some photos later.

Defendant, his officers, agents, servants, employees, and all persons in active concert or participation with the New York State Police are hereby ENJOINED from enforcing New York Penal Law § 265.01(1) as applied to “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns.” [More]
The amendment does say "arms"...

Frankford Arsenal IntelliDropper — Quick Review

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 09:26, Saturday, 23 March

I decided to go ahead and do a quick overview of the New Frankford IntelliDropper. I only published this because a few friends asked me for the video. I did not do a complete review demonstrating every single feature, I am exchanging emails with Frankford asking if the drifting that I am seeing is normal behavior.

The Bluetooth setup with your phone is really easy and very convenient. The Bluetooth feature I am most interested in is the firmware upgrade service. It seems Frankford is planning to continue to evolve this product with future software upgrades. This unit can be fully operated from your mobile phone. It has a ton of data already imported on the app, powder manufacturers, bullet manufacturers and primer manufacturers. This makes it very easy to load your favorite load and send it to the intellihopper in a matter of seconds.

The screen is bright and wide and very easy to use, something I thought the RCBS chargemaster was missing.

The bubble level also adds a nice little touch.

The Intelli dropper comes with a feature called powder calibration, this feature is supposed to provide the best speed and accuracy dependent up the powder...

NBC News this morning conducted an all-hands evolution to announce that The Mueller Report Has Been Submitted!

I mean, nobody knows what's in it yet, and there aren't any more indictments coming from it but...but...well, something or other. It's really important!

The Mueller Report has become to the #RESIST crowd what Obama's Birth Certificate was to certain folks on the other side eight years ago: They're sure that this is going to be some special thing that makes the horrible events of the last two years unhappen. That all their collective outrage will have been for a reason. It's magical thinking at its finest.

Al_in_Ottawa emails to point out this gem from the north, which he said probably hasn't aired south of the border.  Corb Lund is a Canadian country singer/songwriter, one who is a breath of fresh air in today's desert of over-produced Country Pop.  They have a bunch of albums, several of which have gone gold - a testament to its appeal given they seem mostly to sell in the Canadian market.

This song is a throwback to a simpler time in country music, but with a dash of rockabilly.  I like it a lot.  Thanks to Al for cluing me in.

Hurtin' Albertan (Songwriters: Corb Lund, Tim Hus)

A dually diesel pullin' hard with a horse trailer in tow
Montana side of sweet grass and I'm headed home
Trophy buckles and whiskey bottles and a worn out saddle horn
Bareback riders and team ropers, huskin' Taber corn
The roads get ...

Friends in France tell me that the Yellow Jackets are mostly middle class and middle aged, people who never even joined in the perennial French sport of striking; people who have jobs, bills, families. My corroborative evidence for this is that the protests happen mostly on the weekend. These people are busy the rest of the time, and can’t afford to lose their jobs. 

And in my opinion, this is why the media is not reporting on them, if they can help it (note that I linked a British newspaper, and even those try not to report on these demonstrations if they can.) 

Because when Middle Class and Middle Aged people go rogue and take to the streets, it means that most people in the country are very, very, very pissed off. Bourgeois, which the Left has tried to make into an insult, but which are in fact the backbone of the west are the people who do things and keep our communities ticking. They have to get very, very mad before they risk family and job and a...

The answer is "Yes."

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:09, Saturday, 23 March

Are Unrecorded FBI Interviews a G-Man's License to Lie?

Let's remember that even Eric Holder ordered them to start recording interviews instead of doing this.  And they didn't.

Remember that in the trial of the Florida nightclub attacker's wife, big reason she was acquitted was the Feds didn't record the interview, and their notes didn't match up to what the jury was being told.  And when the agent in charge was asked why no recordings, "It never occurred to us to do that."

Even if they didn't deliberately lie, they're going by notes of an interview, NOT a transcript, and errors can creep in.  You're left thinking that the reason they don't record the interviews is because they don't want an exact transcript.   Now reflect on why that might be.

Why anyone would trust the FBI about anything anymore, I cannot understand.

West Texas Railroads

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:06, Saturday, 23 March

Sterry Butcher has a very nice piece in Texas Monthly on the romance of the railroad in West Texas.

It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first time it happened, I awoke in the middle of the night not knowing what I’d heard. It sounded like loony laughter from a dozen different souls, some of them clapping weird noisemakers, before their demented hilarity abruptly ceased. Moonlight streamed into the room. The Catahoula at the foot of the bed listened too, eyes shining and ears pricked. The train’s horn blew from the tracks a mile away, a winsome four-blast call: “I’...

Tyler Durdin tells us that looking poor is hip this year, but looking poor can also be expensive.

A pre-soiled, distressed pair of Gucci sneakers will set you back $870.

This kind of building would produce that kind of decision.

The Independent:

The Home Office has refused asylum to a Christian convert by quoting Bible passages which it says prove Christianity is not a peaceful religion.

The Iranian national, who claimed asylum in 2016, was told passages in the Bible were “inconsistent” with his claim to have converted to Christianity after discovering it was a “peaceful” faith.

The refusal letter from the department states the book of Revelations – the final book of the Bible – is “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death ...

Saturday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:47, Saturday, 23 March

Clusterf*&k Nation – The Blind Leading the Deaf and Dumb. OK so it should have been in Last week’s post… (I make the rules!) RussiaGate was birthed entirely by persons in the employ of Hillary Clintion, with then CIA Director John Brennan as midwife, and the DOJ / FBI avidly assisting — all of them […]

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Saturday, 23 March

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one will be surprised at what happens next. Police: Homeowner shot home invasion suspect on southeast side. Police say a home invasion suspect was shot by a homeowner early Friday. Self-defense is a human-right.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:17, Saturday, 23 March

He probably thought it would be easy to attack 2 women in California. He was wrong. Police: Man attacks two women, one pulls out a handgun and shoots at him several times. Upon reviewing surveillance footage, Dooley says a man attempted to attack two women inside the store, when one woman pulled out a gun […]

Energetic Armament VoxGood morning everyone and thanks for joining us for the 65th installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Even though the seasons officially changed this week, the weather refuses to cooperate with my range schedule. As such, this weeks Silencer review of the Energetic Armament VOX will be broken up into two parts: an overview of the […]

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by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Saturday, 23 March

If Jeb had won in 2016 and did EVERYTHING Trump has done, except instead of being a Trumpian Azz while doing it, he was a Bumblefook Mentally Disabled Jeb while doing it, in his style, then Jeb would be called the greatest things since Reagan.

The truth?  I don't think Jeb would be as good a deregulator as Trump has been.  I don't think he'd be as good with judges as Trump has been.  Apart from judges, Trump hasn't been that good with the Second.  But it's something.  I'm guessing that Jeb wouldn't have been that good.  Trump hasn't done too much with controlling the border but run his mouth.  Jeb would have been as leaky as a sieve on the border.  Based on past history.

Maybe Jeb would have landed the same tax cut package?

So, STFU, Jeb.  We need Larry here in Maryland.

Saturday Morning Music...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:20, Saturday, 23 March

I like it. It's got a sort of late '80s/early '90s British shoegaze-y vibe to it.

Dawn Patrol

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:44, Saturday, 23 March

I was exploring more Surf Music and ran across The Eliminators. A surf band from Southern California is almost cliche, but they made it work. This song is from 1995, and the last tour date listed for them (that I could find, anyway) was from 2016, so I’m guessing they’ve called it quits. Too bad, […]


The tragedy in New Zealand

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 23:00, Friday, 22 March

By Nathan Barton

For fifty people to be killed by a single evil man is a tragedy. It is so, regardless of where or who they are, his reasons, or the circumstances.  I grieve with the New Zealanders, and especially the families of the dead.

But a greater tragedy is what is already happening as a result. Especially in New Zealand itself.

As Bob Livingston talks about over at Personal Liberty Media Group, the even greater tragedy includes:

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pledge to ban both “military-style” and “semi-automatic assault” weapons, and high capacity magazines. This of course makes about 1.2 million people in New Zealand into instant criminals with no due process. It is worse since we know (from places like New York and Paris) that it will make no difference. Terrorists and other criminals will continue to have and use such weapons
  • Some people are already surrendering their weapons – apparently a whole 37 (as of Tuesday night) had listened to Ardern’s emotional and illogical appeal, and have been shamed into giving up their weapons. Media claims “large numbers,” and obviously 37 weapons out of more than 1.2 million is a clear tr...

Friday, 22 March


3/22/19 CBS News reports Mueller is done and there are no more indictments.  I am pretty sure that means they found no evidence of wrongdoing by Trump.  Watch for the Democrats hollering for Mueller's head.  And here is the Attorney-General's summary to Congress. Classes at many elite universities will likely be canceled Monday because of faculty head explosions.

The Sherline mill does not have enough power to do any serious milling of mild steel.  I am making some clamps to hold down this new sine vise to the table.  The clamps are L-shaped with the horizontal leg over the edge of the base and the vertical leg supporting the clamp while a screw in the horizontal leg screws into a T-nut.  I am patterning them after the clamps used with the Sherline mill vise, but taller to handle the taller base.

My first plan was to cut the L-shape out of a solid block of aluminum.  Then I looked at some 1" square aluminum tubing, thinking this would be less work.  Not really; hard to hold the workpiece high enough in the vise to get a clean shot in both x and z in one operation..  So I bought some 1" x 1" mild steel angle bracket stock.  First step, find my wraparound shooting glasses; chop saw on steel is pretty impressive and a bit scary.  Now you know what being downrange of tracers is like.

Trying to mill the rounded edge to flat was essentially impossible; not enough power.  I also found myself battling drilling holes in this 3/16" thick mild steel with the drill press; ...

Nacht und Nebel

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 21:39, Friday, 22 March

German for night and fog, used to describe arrests of political enemies.  So called because arresting someone late at night makes it more likely the arrestee will be either asleep or tired, and thus more likely to make mistakes when resisting arrest and less likely any neighbors will witness it.

This is not a new story, but it should be a warning that red flag laws are both ineffective and dangerous.  11/5/18 CBS Baltimore:

FERNADALE, Md. (WJZ) — A 61-year-old man is dead after he was shot by an officer trying to enforce Maryland’s new ‘red flag’ law in Ferndale Monday morning.
There comes a time, when training a dog, when you need to let the dog run free and hope that he comes back from time to time to predate the foxes in the chicken coop.
The difficulty lies in hoping that the dog remains faithful to the master.

Today, it seems almost trite to compare the American experience with that which others have lived through, in the process of moving from the status of "sub-state" to "Equal State".

Looking back at the history of the British Empire, we see that other "colonies" (other than the American Colony) of the Empire have accepted the culture of England, and yet have established their own selves as viable sub-cultures.

Perhaps the English have learned to be less assertive of their culture, and in doing so their 'friends' have become friends, rather than sub-states of England.

It occurs  that the "American Experience" has served to teach England that they could no longer usurp the prerogatives of their nation-states.  Certainly, countries such as Australia and New Zealand (perhaps others, incl...

F*c*book Blocked Trump’s Social Media Chief

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 19:57, Friday, 22 March

Because the Left hates the First Amendment to the Constitution. Facebook blocks Trump’s social media chief: ‘Why are you silencing me?’. Of course the Left also doesn’t like the 2nd, or the 9th or the 10th, Limited powers, etc. Dan Scavino Jr. said on Facebook that his page was blocked without notice. “AMAZING. WHY ARE […]


Friday night,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:30, Friday, 22 March

the weather is fine, but it's getting late.  For me, anyway.  Therefore, data time.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Night Vision Contacts

by Richard L. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 22 March

Advancements in Night Vision Night vision is a high-tech industry that is ever-changing. However, for quite a while we have been stuck with analog technology. While it performs well and advancements are pushing the envelope, you would think by 2019 we would not have large tubes in front of our eyes. Like other electronics, night […]

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POTD: GAU-12 Equalizer

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:59, Friday, 22 March

In the late 1970s, while designing the GAU-8 Avenger for the A-10 Warthog, General Dynamics developed a smaller NATO friendly counterpart.  The GAU-12 Equalizer would incorporate similar design features while using the slightly smaller 25mm ammunition.  A small but notable step down from the 30mm ammo used in the GAU-8 Avenger. Using five barrels instead […]

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Arkansas’ Springdale PD will purchase around 150 new 9x19mm Glock G43s to equip the department’s officers with backup guns. Springdale’s City Council unanimously approved the purchase and the guns will be purchased using department funds and a federal grant. The City Council approved the idea 8-0, and $35,000 from Springdale PD’s budget and a federal Justice […]

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SPINS in his grave.

What part of Liberty has Ginsberg been much about?  In the war do you think she'd be anything a Tory?

"She's a big booster of the Ameican Civil LIBERTIES Union, T-Bolt."

Yeah?  What have they done for Liberty lately?

Ok, ok, maybe I am a bit hard on both.  Neither are monsters, per se.

Embrace The Suck

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 12:00, Friday, 22 March

It's a title, a book by retired soldier Austin Bay, and a mantra for so much of what we do, both in the military and in police work.    What we do, in large part, sucks.  But to succeed in our chosen field, we have to work through the bad times and maintain our professionalism, take care of the unit, and take care of our personal growth. 

Whether you are standing a lonely guard post on a cold, rainy midnight posting, or dispatched to an in-progress domestic incident, or yet even assigned to a boring desk job, our work sucks.  It's all vital, it's all necessary, and it's not always what we want to do.  So, embrace it.  Remember that we're here to serve something larger than ourselves.  We're doing what we do to preserve freedom, to serve the community, to serve justice.

It is very nearly a Buddhist concept.  Whatever life throws at us, we're here to do a job, and the lesson comes from the way we do it.  One day, if we're lucky, we'll get to reflect on it, to realize that what we've done comes from, and makes us, what we are.

Curiously, while her earlier LinkedIn page showed the Fleishman-Hilliard connection to Monsanto, her current profile, modified presumably by her since my last report, has deleted that reference. [More]
Why did she delete "Monsanto" from a LinkedIn entry?  And yes, I'll stipulate I do not know if the jury verdicts on glyphosate are scientifically sound, but the point is, environmentalcases who believe they are valid show themselves to be hypocrites by not insist...

Go call some gangbanger a "school-age kid." [More]

And it's "with."

[Via Mack H]

In a Sane World

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:11, Friday, 22 March

In a sane world, this suit would be dismissed instantly, with prejudice. [More]
In a sane world, the right of the people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed.

The Show Must Go On

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:07, Friday, 22 March

Uncollected illegal guns put Californians at risk [More]
No, of course this doesn't mean they're ramping up the raids against Bloods, Crips, and MS-13.

[Via Bear]

We're in for a Bumpy Ride

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:01, Friday, 22 March

When you don't know if you can touch down and a crash looks imminent, white knuckles are understandable.

The Religion of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:50, Friday, 22 March

Home Office refuses Christian convert asylum by quoting Bible passages that 'prove Christianity is not peaceful' [More]
Would you?

[Via Mack H]

And suddenly it was Friday. It's been a busy week. I squeezed in a trip to the range. We attended an amazing Joe Bonamassa concert. I had a checkup with my cardiologist, with all good news. I celebrated my birthday with a few good friends. With the doctor's blessing, I resumed the cardiac rehab sessions. In between it all, I've essentially returned to work full time.

Sitting here Friday afternoon and I realized, I am tired. But, the weekend is coming. I am planning to shoot an IDPA match on Saturday. The weather looks like it will be suitable for spending time outside at a local brewery on Sunday. I think a preparatory nap is in order this afternoon.

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Addressing Myth and Misinformation Part 1

by Yitzhak Goldstein in The Zelman Partisans at 15:23, Friday, 22 March

“Imagine the deaths if the shooter [Las Vegas] had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

Hillary Clinton1

“Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah! Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns.” [Mocking misspellings in the original]....

In a sane world, this suit would be dismissed instantly, with prejudice.

New Jersey Sues California Company Over ‘Ghost Guns’
New Jersey’s attorney general has sued a California company that sells gun parts that can be turned into working firearms.

The suit announced Friday alleges that U.S. Patriot Armory violated New Jersey’s consumer fraud laws when it advertised and sold gun parts to an undercover investigator last month.

The investigator bought parts for an AR-15 assault rifle.

New Jersey bans purchases of gun parts for use in making firearms with no serial numbers, called “ghost guns.” It’s also a crime to possess an unregistered assault firearm in the state.

First off, a nonfirearm transaction in California is subject to New Jersey law? I don’t think so.

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I Missed This Story About a Terrorist in Italy

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:02, Friday, 22 March

I don’t suppose it got a lot of coverage by the media. Italy: Bus driver takes 51 kids hostage, sets vehicle on fire. A school bus driver on Wednesday allegedly held 51 children and their chaperones hostage on a bus in the northern Italian city San Donato Milanese before setting it on fire. All of […]

Cops Killing Dogs and Qualified Immunity

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:04, Friday, 22 March

The numbers – even if you don’t believe the worst set – are enough to make you question why. Don’t shoot the dogs: The growing epidemic of cops shooting family dogs. Consider that if you kill a police dog, you could face a longer prison sentence than if you’d murdered someone or abused a child. […]

Remington Lawsuit – The Sky Is Not Falling

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Friday, 22 March

On March 14th of this year, the Connecticut Supreme Court narrowly held that Remington Arms Company could be sued by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. This holding was based on what the court majority called “one narrow legal theory.” What has been decided is that the plaintiffs are “entitled to […]

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All Army competitionThe United States Army held their annual seven-day Small Arms Championships, also known as “All Army”.  The event was held at Fort Benning, Georgia and included teams and individual shooters from all four components of the Army. The competition has 11 different courses of fire using primary and secondary weapons.  Dvids (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service) […]

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ASP Tactical Lighting Tools

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Friday, 22 March

Armament Systems & Procedures (ASP) is well known for their collapsing batons. Did you know they have been making flashlights as well? They started with the Triad light which replaced the end cap of an ASP baton thus turning a baton into a flashlight. 20 years later ASP tactical lighting tools have evolved into a […]

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