Tuesday, 18 June


I have long been frustrated by the apparent inability of my Sherline mill to do plunge milling, and even relatively unambitious edge milling.  The Sherline mill is belt driven, not gear driven.  I have burned out a lot of belts and replacing them is a pain.  There are two sets of pulley positions, and I have been using the high speed set.  As you know, speed and torque are inversely related.  (Why we did not learn this in Newtonian mechanics, I do not know.  Just remember not to hire a Newtonian mechanic to fix your faster-than-light drive.) 

When I replaced the burned out belt today, I went to the lower speed positions, and it now does a splendid job of milling.  Instead of removing aluminum powder, it now does what a mill is supposed to do, tear off big chunks at a time.


by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 18:05, Tuesday, 18 June

I've been prepping all day, getting everything ready for our vacation.  Tomorrow, we're leaving for Phillipsburg, KS, for the Kansas State Championship of Cowboy Fast Draw.

I really need to get out o town for a few days and play.  Getting into a gun fight seems like just exactly the right thing to do.  We'll be driving all day tomorrow, and getting to Phillipsburg on Thursday.

A couple of weeks ago I reported the case of a New York resident who shot two home invaders, and then was arrested on felony charges because the gun he used, which he'd inherited from his father, was not registered. He now has a Gofundme page, which has already exceeded its total requested.

Hat tip to David Codrea for the story.

Government returns to its origins

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 17:00, Tuesday, 18 June

By Nathan Barton

On 6 June 2019, this story appeared at the website The Political Insider. It seems that the Democratic House of Representatives is booting out God.

Democrats Are Indeed Removing ‘So Help Me God’ From House Committee Oaths

The Democrats in the US House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oaths required of witnesses before Congressional Committees.  This comes despite ...

Would You Hire Any Oberlin Alum?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:05, Tuesday, 18 June

Oberlin students seem confused on some basic Right vs Wrong issues. This college lawsuit was the needed pushback against the ‘woke’ apocalypse. (The story that just won’t quit.) It is wrong to steal, even if you are an Oberlin student, even if you are a member of a historically oppressed group. But the Oberlin worldview […]

TFB Review: 3D Stage Builder Kits

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 18 June

I discovered 3D Stage Builder in my stream on Facebook, as several friends had bought their products and started showing off their stage builds. It looked like a gr...

POTD: Glock 34 Deadpool Edition

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 18 June

I have to admit that ever since the introduction of HBO, Netflix and iTunes I do most, if not all, of my movie watching in my home sofa. Today’s Photo is a Glock 34 with inspiration from the Marvel Universe. Austria Arms posted this in their social media, with these excellent pictures attached. “Daddy has […]

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SIG Sauer Celebrates US Marine Corps Adoption of M18

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 18 June

M18Last month we reported that the US Marine Corps had begun issuing the M18, the compact variant of the US military’s Modular Handgun System (MHS). SIG Sauer have now shared a statement celebrating the adoption. The USMC’s adoption of the MHS was only a matter of time with the Corps involved in the MHS selection. Earlier […]

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With twenty entrants.... so far in the lead are:

Eric Swalwell, who proposes national gun registration, background checks for ammo purchases, a suppressor ban, and in a bid to pull ahead of the pack, a federal ban on states allowing teachers to be armed. Plus confiscation of "assault weapons."

Cory Booker, who is trying to win by sheer mass, wants 14 different forms of gun control, including license to own guns, micro stamping, ban "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines," outlaw private sales (although why that would be necessary if all owners had to be licensed) and "one gun a month."

Kamala Harris is actually trailing in the competition, onl...


While the smug, virtue-signaling stage parents of the white children abased in the video no doubt feel proud of their “progressive” thinking, some of us see useful idiots for what they are. And we see a growing media hate campaign against traditional Americans for what it is. [More]
Who are the haters again...? And what's this have to do with guns?

Two-Point Conversion

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:45, Tuesday, 18 June

The newest FBI FOIA production on Mandalay Bay has been posted. [More]

Point One: Bump stocks were found with the guns (but not on AR-10s), but nowhere does it say that any were actually used.

Point Two: Paddock made a repeated point of asking about "converting AR and AK type firearms into fully automatic."

This does nothing to clear things up. DOJ is still unwilling to commit to the devices being used as opposed to any of the guns being modified.

Why? Where is the inspection report?

[More]That's assuming she knows.

And that lifetime that may not last that long when he finds the b**** who snitched.


Blights of the Round Table

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:53, Tuesday, 18 June

Kaine, Stoney hold roundtable in Richmond on guns ahead of July state legislative session [More]
I trust everyone realizes how ridiculous any attempt at appeasement will be.

... the suspect was restrained for transport, so it's unclear how he got free. [More]
And it's happened before?

Yul's no help...

[Via Steve T

Looks Good on Paper

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:24, Tuesday, 18 June

Alabama court records shows that Brandyn Paonessa filed for an emergency protection from abuse order against his wife on Monday, just three days before his death. [More]
So, in reality, they're not worth the paper they're written on?

Then what's the solution?

[Via William T]

Survey Says...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:15, Tuesday, 18 June

2020 Presidential Poll - June 2019 [More]
Too bad "You must be a MoveOn member as of Monday, June 17, to participate,"  because I can think of all kinds of things to recommend in the  "write-in" sections... 

[Via ...

Another One Bites the Dust

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:07, Tuesday, 18 June

Mayor In His Hometown Proposes Grinding Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Into The Dust [More]
What did we just say about Fame?

His name will live on long after this communist imbecile and her useful idiot followers actually are dust.

[Via Mack H]

Boaty McBoatface gets results!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:03, Tuesday, 18 June

Official name: Autosub Long Range.  Forever known as Boaty McBoatface.  The results of its first mission have now been published:

The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as “Boaty McBoatface”) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected from the expedition, published today in the scientific journal PNAS, will help climate scientists build more accurate predictions of the effects of climate change on rising sea levels.

The research, which took place in April 2017, studied the changing temperatures at the bottom of the Southern Ocean.
I think that Science does well with a sense of humor.

July 1 Could Bring Red Tape Nightmare for WA Gun Buyers

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:28, Tuesday, 18 June


The Bronson Gun is Back

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Charles Bronson in Death Wish 3.Over the years TFB has documented the ups and downs of Wildey Guns, up to 2015 when the rights to manufacture this iconic pistol were acquired by US Firearms Corp. (USAFC). We had then to wait until last year to finally see the official re-introduction to market of their improved Wildey Survivor Pistol in .44 […]

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Enoch Industries Introduces the ODIN ChassisI have been searching for a compact precision rimfire setup for some time and I may have just found...


Quote of the day—Chet M.

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Tuesday, 18 June

So we are Russians now!


Chet M.
June 11, 2019
Via email. More context here.
[So, what is the cartoonist saying? Concern over infringement of our specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms is imagined?

Uhh… no. That’s a lie. No surprise. It’s what they do.—Joe]

Out of Office

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 06:22, Tuesday, 18 June

I'm off work this week starting a book tour for True Course.  Be back this weekend!!
Is It *Really* Impossible To Get A Gun License in NYC? (Part XI — Federal Court Refuses Challenge) [More]
No, not at all.

Oh, he means for you and me...

[Via Felix B...
[O]ne officer told Green to "shut the hell up and stay on the ground" before walking away. A detective allowed Green to get up and told other officers he was police and "specifically directed them not to shoot Officer Green" ... While Green was giving the detective a description of the suspect, the lawsuit states Officer Christoper Tanner arrived on the scene, shouted, "Drop your weapon!" and simultaneously shot Green in the arm. Green's family witness the incident. [More]
Garry McCarthy doesn't see what the problem is.

[Via ...


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:56, Tuesday, 18 June

Back by Unpopular Demand

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:52, Tuesday, 18 June

Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell's Gun Control Proposal? His 'Rally' Numbers Outside NRA's Headquarters [More]
I'd suggest ignoring the attention whore, except seeing how strident and extreme he gets provides a useful counterweight to the "commonsense gun safety laws" lie.

[Via Michael G]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:47, Tuesday, 18 June

The new service will be available to the public as a subscription service later this year. [More]
I suspect most don't and won't care enough to pay for it.

[Via Michael G]

Low-Hanging Fruit

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:37, Tuesday, 18 June

Fueled by Nazi fascination, Concord man allegedly plotted to massacre Jewish people, police officers - Felony criminal threats and gun possession charges filed   [More]
Funny thing about Nazis...

[Via Michael G]
After a mechanic took it on an unauthorized ride, Chicago impounded her car. And then… [More]
Forget it Jake...

[Via Michael G]

Projection of the Gods

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:14, Tuesday, 18 June

He is regarded as something of a messiah, sent by God to protect a Christian nation. [More]

[Via ...

His to Lose

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:50, Tuesday, 18 June

President Trump stands to lose voters in 2020 if his administration undermines the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening. Consider the events of the last several weeks. [More]
That's an observation, not an urging. A solution is provided:
Having said that, there’s still time to turn things around. Donald Trump could get all of his base behind him by fixing his positions on bump stocks and suppressors and probably win big.
Only a tripartite monkey would discourage such honest assessments.

California governor says Republican Party is headed 'into the waste bin of history' [More]
He's probably right, even if it doesn't happen in 2020.

But I wouldn't be getting all smug about what that will bring about when self-determination has been denied and all means of peaceable redress have been blocked off.

Mike's observation "that the law protects them from us far more than it protects us from them" comes to mind.

Fame, I'm Gonna Live Forever

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:20, Tuesday, 18 June

[NCPedia]Remember that title song? Vaguely? Quick: Who "starred" in the movie and the TV series it was the theme for...?

There's another Fame that should "live" forever, and the ideological cleansers in Salisbury, NC, are doing their utmost to go full Taliban on it. Wes Rhinier of NC Renegade got a sound bite in ...

So, Dept Ag is relocating some of its operation to Kansas City. You know, that city in Flyover Country, away from the Beltway country clubs and buffets, where real people live and work. And, coincidentally, closer to the people who'd need to talk to a Dept Ag, if the Dept Ag actually did anything for farmers, other than hinder them with regulations dreamed up by leftwing-leaning bunny-fucking ecosimps who don't actually work the land.

So these poor fucking bureaucrats are being treated like (GASP!) normal people!  

This is an example of the comments I'm getting on Fecesbook:

Do you understand that this move has not been discussed with employees in advance? In order to keep their jobs they will have to sell their homes, pull their kids out of school, find a new place to live and if their spouse has a job, that person will have to relocate as well. Most people are not prepared to make that kind of change, on a whim.

OH, BOODY FUCKING HOO!  They may have to relocate for their jobs! That's never happened to ANYONE before!

Dear bleating phaggottes:  Relocation is a fact of life.

Now, let's discuss why what you said there is co...

Via Chris Lynch (who you really should read every day), we get a glimpse into just how much that environmentalists "know" to be true is malarky:

We also need to consider the wider environmental impact of our bag choices. A 2018 study by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food looked not just at plastic waste, but also at climate-change damage, ozone depletion, human toxicity and other indicators. It found you must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less climate damage than a plastic bag.
Damn Danes.  They're as bad as Ronald Reagan with his "trees pollute" view.  If only they'd become more enlightened and Democratic Socialist and such, like environmentalists or Scandinavians.

Oh, wait ...

Why do liberals use reusable shopping bags?  Because they want to help solve the problem.  Everyone has told them that they're helping.  But what they're doing is making the problem...

B: The DC and Philadelphia Police are corrupt bastards who play political games.
However, a week after Mr. DeWitt’s request, Mrs. Feinstein’s press secretary, Tom Mentzer, asked the commander of the police department’s Crime Scene Investigation Division, Keith Williams, for 10 specific firearm models used in high-profile mass shootings, including a Bushmaster XM-15, Tec-9 handgun, Smith & Wesson M&P15 and a Glock 19 with a “high-capacity magazine.”

Since Cmdr. Williams did not have all the firearms the senator sought, Mr. DeWitt asked Philadelphia police to provide the missing ones, which meant bringing “the P15 and the Glock extended magazine” to Washington.

All of these firearms are illegal in the city — even on federal property — owing to the District’s law banning rifles with a detachable magazine and su...

Tab clearing

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:15, Tuesday, 18 June

Nicholas Phillips, at Quillette, delivers up a hearty serving of old-fashioned curmudgeonly skepticism of the benignity of all technological change. No Robotic Communism for him!

When forecasting the future, perhaps the only thing that can be trusted is the emergence of unprecedented, unpredictable events that violate past trends. On the eve of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, none of the models used to forecast house prices accounted for the possibility of a price collapse—for the simple reason that no such...

Oberlin College and the “Culture of Theft”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:29, Tuesday, 18 June

No one should attend this hellhole. Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”. Higher education. It’s truly astounding that a college would be afraid to support a local store that was the victim of shoplifting. It is deeply depressing that students did not already know that “shoplifting was […]

Cops Are Calling It Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 18 June

But they don’t get to make the final determination. Police: Fatal shooting of woman was self-defense. An initial investigation, Williams says, has determined the woman was shot in self-defense. The case is expected to be presented to a grand jury as a possible justifiable homicide. No arrests have been made.

Abuse of Power in the Chicago PD?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 18 June

Color me shocked. Chicago police investigating if sergeant forced transgender woman to perform sex act. Of course this guy shouldn’t even be on the job. 20 years ago he was caught in an internal affairs sting over an illegal weapon, and recommended for firing. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges […]

I’d Call It a Crisis of Faith

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:40, Tuesday, 18 June

But then faith isn’t too popular an outlook today. Not in New York City. NYPD officers’ suicides prompt top cop to cite ‘mental health crisis’. The commissioner of the country’s largest police force said the department has a “crisis” on its hands after three officers killed themselves in 10 days. New York Police Commissioner James […]

How Does it Work: Stoner’s AR System

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 18 June

Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 and AR-15 use an operating mechanism that is often called “gas impingement,” but which is actually a cleverly structured gas piston located within the bolt carrier. Gas is tapped form the barrel and moved all the way back to just behind the chamber, where it enters the bolt carrier. There the carrier and bolt act as the two parts of a sealed piston, and when the bolt carrier moves rearward the cam pin forces the bolt head to rotate and unlock. The expanding gas is then vented out through holes in the side of the bolt carrier. By locating the piston on the same axis as the barrel, the harmonics are improved and the overall weight of the gun can be reduced by using the gas piston elements as mass in the bolt carrier assembly. Contrary to the old adage “it shits where it eats,” the operating gasses are not vented into the magazine or chamber, and the system has...

Thread pitchWhen it comes to silencers, we’ve talked about thread pitch basics in the past. In those discussions, however, absent was any preferential recommendations of any patterns or handedness. Well, say no more fam – Derek Smith Of Blackstone Marketing (and formerly Gemtech/AAC) along with Todd Magee and Mike Smith Of Dead Air Silencers lay out […]

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Guns of RDR2: Winchester 1897 Pump-Action Shotgun

by Stephen C in The Firearm Blog at 07:30, Tuesday, 18 June

The Winchester 1897 Rides Again as the pump-action shotgun in Red Dead Redemption 2. In this first video in a series on the guns of Red Dead Redemption 2, we take a look at the game’s Lancaster pump-action modeled after the venerable Winchester 1897. In the video, we test fire a Model 1897 12 gauge […]

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The National Rifle League (NRL) hosts a multitude of different shooting disciplines including NRL22, a rimfire class out to 100 yards, and now they are adding to that with the introduction of a new Air Rifle class for the 2019 / 2020 Competition Season. While many shooters love the thrill and competition of shooting centerfire rifles […]

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Late last month, Century Arms successfully defended against a motion to dismiss filed its XTech Tactical lawsuit. The order means that Century’s lawsuit against XTech can continue. The matter involves a waffle patterned AK47 magazine design that Century alleges was infringed upon by XTech Tactical. In September of 2018, Century Arms announced the purchase of […]

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When you practice and try to go to the range nigh weekly...  It's amazing how fast you burn through your ammo. 

And I purposely don't shoot a lot each time.  Doesn't cost me extra each time I go, I don't have to put 100 down range to feel like I got my lane rental money's worth. 

So, shooting 42ish rounds per... It still seemed like I ordered a thousand rounds to be delivered only a month or two ago. 

Women and Violent Crime

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   You ladies are better behaved than us men.  It’s somewhat rare to see female violent criminals.  Depending on the type of crime and the study, you’ll find that about 95% of violent criminals have a Y chromosome.   Does that mean all women are angels?  No.  Far from it.  […]

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) unveiled a firearms safety PSA, “Protect the People You Love,” to encourage families to talk about gun safety—regardless of whether they have a gun in the home. 


The PSA, which is viewable and downloadable on the Project Chi...

AWB ’94: A reminder of how “effective” it was

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 02:00, Tuesday, 18 June

Senatorial scumbags Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein are still riding their “assault weapon” ban hobbyhorse. In fact, they’re pushing several of the usual rights-violations, but I want to focus on this one just now.

Act to Break the Cycle of Gun Deaths
Outlawing these weapons, an action supported by 60 percent of Americans, will bring down the number of mass shootings and reduce the number of casualties, just as it did when the ban first passed in 1994.

Just how effective was the ’94 “assault weapon” ban? Let’s ask the experts paid by the Department of Justice to check that.

Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003
“AWs were used in only a small fraction of gun crimes prior to the ban: about 2% according to most studies and no more than 8%.”

It’s probably not what you think, so let me explain the context. One of the obvious missions of the anti-gun lobby is to magnify the negative consequences of widespread gun ownership in America.  As you probably know, they do this in several ways. Most notably, while discussing rare and highly disturbing crimes like mass murders […]


Smaller and Smaller

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 23:34, Monday, 17 June

My Toshiba 5TB drive failed in warranty.  It appears to have been a fault in the power connector.  So they ge me a $140 debit card.  I spent $100 on a 4TB Seagate backup drive that is tiny, and is powered from  the USB port.  Awesome!

File this one under “Yikes”:

I really do NOT like either of these guys.  SOMEONE GET DON SHIPLEY ON THE PHONE to shut this down 😂:

I fail to see the niche in rap that Joyner Lucas and Logic fill.  In my opinion, both are very unremarkable.  I’ve gotta respect the effort though.  Logic especially… as far as I can tell just basically decided “I want to be a famous rapper”, so he convincingly started to rap, and people believed him and here we are.  Dude has a massive fanbase now.  While we’re on the topic, another rapper which I really don’t ...

Monday, 17 June


Taste Sensation...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 19:32, Monday, 17 June

In all these years, I had never tried the Italian beef at Fat Dan's Chicago Deli before.

This past weekend, they had a French dip sandwich, and it was delicious. Today I went there for lunch and ordered an Italian beef, hold the giardiniera peppers and add Swiss cheese. The result was an excellent French dip!


And they decide to spell the band when the band takes a break at one of our favorite bars.

They wanted to cover some Three Dog Night, but they were short a dog. So they just rolled out some Steppenwolf.

Takes a bit of doing. Those “Things”. Juvat, over at Chant du Départ, also gets extra points for a Monty Python’s Flying Circus reference. So, There I was….* Fairy Tales start with “Once upon a time…” War stories start with “So There I was…” At least according to Juvat. (And yes, it is a Cold […]

Privacy Is SUCH a 20th Century Concept

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:58, Monday, 17 June

An online payment system owned by PayPal has security problems? Say it ain’t so! Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings. “There’s truly no reason to have this API open to unauthenticated requests,” he told TechCrunch. “The API only exists to provide like a scrolling feed of public transactions for the home […]

First Firearm: Military SurplusWelcome to the Military Surplus Arms installment of the First Firearm series. For those not familiar with the series, we cover a different aspect of firearms and give you things to consider if it’s to be your very first firearm ever or the first of the type of firearm we’re discussing. For those that might […]

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Today’s Photo Of The Day brings us back to the sea. We watch from the super-carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), one of the largest warships in the World, as they conduct various machine gun live-fire exercises. The Nimitz is now the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier in service, but it looks that she is still going […]

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TFB FIELD STRIP: CZ75 Pistol And Licensed Copies

by Vladimir Onokoy in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 17 June

In the previous post about Browning High Power, I already talked about the fact that great weapon designs are not always appreciated at the time of their invention. CZ75 is definitely one of those designs. Developed in Czechoslovakia in 1975 by František Koucký, it did not become a standard army handgun in its own country until […]

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A lineman working with spikes and a belt. Didn’t know anybody still did that.

Tales of the Bizarro World

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:20, Monday, 17 June

2 Virginia Beach council members want to ban firearms in government buildings [More]
Because gun owners am stupid!

[Via ...
The policy also forbids customers from selling certain firearm accessories, including “multi-burst trigger devices.” [More]
Hey, just what you see, pal!

[Via bondmen]

[T]he lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses police of using excessive force when they fired on 21-year-old Isaiah Hammett. Police have said Hammett first fired at officers with an assault rifle before officers returned fire, killing him. But the lawsuit says neither Hammett nor his grandfather, who was in the home at the time of the raid, were armed. [More]
Thank conditioning they're also the only ones acquitted enough.

[Via ...

Good lord.  HM Government is staffed with children.

Endless War

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:20, Monday, 17 June

Within Temptation is a Dutch Symphonic Metal band. They released an album in 2018, Resist, that I like quite a bit. While I knew of them before 2018, they didn’t occupy a large part of my playlists. But I really like Sharon den Adel’s singing on this album. This song is “Endless War” by Within […]

Summer shutdownNearly 700 workers at two Remington Arms factories will be on a forced vacation this summer, mostly without pay, as the company shuts down several manufacturing lines for two months. The summer shutdown is occurring at the Ilion and Huntsville plants, leaving many employees out of work until early August. Remington has been struggling in […]

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Gun cartoon of the day

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 07:48, Monday, 17 June


First off, there is no “epidemic of firearm mass murder”. Murder rates are at something like a 50 year low. The mass murder rate in the U.S. is in the same general range as the rest of the world. Unless you want to compare the U.S. with Europe in the 20th century. In that case the rate is far, far, lower. And you know why? Because the so much blood was spilled by governments murdering their own citizens. Closest the U.S. has had that might be compared is some of the Indian wars. And guess what, the North American natives were banned from owning firearms.

Genocide and firearm restrictions are closely related:


Cabin Near McCall

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:08, Monday, 17 June

One of you asked me to call him about the use of a cabin near McCall.  I was very busy and never called you.  Now I cannot find your phone number.

Little tiny prairie dogs…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:51, Monday, 17 June

The place is crawling with them, about the size of small chipmunks. I think of prairie dogs as field-ruining plague-carrying vermin, but around here they’re like yard squirrels.

It’s funny to watch them, though – out in the driveway using the side wall as a blind. Wh...

Laundry, and Funeral

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:33, Monday, 17 June

Monday morning has become laundry day since retirement.  That's done now, but I have to get ready to attend a sad event, a funeral for someone who was lost tragically, accidentally, way too young.  Fathers should never have to bury their daughters and I am going to pay my respects to a father who is in a situation that I pray I will never be in.

Sleeping with the Enemy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:36, Monday, 17 June

Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S Award for Gun Control Advocacy [More]
If you're a gun owner and you still patronize these rope-sellers, you suck.

And I wonder what Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys militia would have made of old Farooq...

Better to Fight in Silence

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:19, Monday, 17 June

A claim of having heard the blasphemous n-word easily transforms any victim into the villain. [More]
So much for the advice to "Use your words."

Thing is, and I haven't had occasion to weaponize this particular slur, but I've gotten out of more than one altercation back when I was young and immortal by sizing up a potential assailant and deciding it was worth trying an aggressive verbal assault before things got real -- in other words, the posturing worked and stopped the violence.

[Via Michael G]
Harvard rescinds the acceptance of conservative Kyle Kashuv over comments when he was 16-years-old [More]
He's just not classy and mature like the Hogglet.

[Via Michael G]

Taking a Flyer

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:46, Monday, 17 June

[More]It would help if they also posted the radio ads they say they have.

Civil War Days Event Killed by Political Correctness [More]
Those who cannot remember the past:

[Via Michael G]

Fresh Out of New Ideas

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:42, Monday, 17 June

To keep it fresh, I have new reasons this time. [More]
Funny. Some of us have been debunking such stale BS for years.

To keep it brief, I have an old response this time: No. Your move.

And cross those arms any tighter, you're going to pop your Rapex.

Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons — and police did nothing to stop her [More]
It's probably just as well. If the one who bites his arms got agitated and wouldn't stop when ordered, they'd probably give him the old epilepsy treatment.

[Via Michael G]

San Jose police now say that "Rob" was actually Robert Davies, a 40-year-old police officer in the nearby city of San Mateo. He allegedly asked Esther to switch to Snapchat, where messages automatically self-delete. There, they "discussed her being 16 years-old, and chatted about engaging in sexual activity," a statement from the department said. [More]
Oh God, it's Chris Hansen!

[H/T Wirecutter]

Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft” [More]
Entitled little SJWs, aren't we?

Well, they are teaching them to become career collectivists...

I love seeing Oberlin Prozis frustrated.

[Via Michael G]

A Second Amendment Victory!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:44, Monday, 17 June

Trump opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunters, anglers [More]
Because ERPO recipients don't need bump stocks and silencers to hunt deer...?

[Via Dave Licht]

Epic fail at UPS

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:03, Monday, 17 June

Wilson Combat shipped a very nice firearm via UPS.  Said firearm went missing.

The droids that work at UPS seem not to understand just how many felonies are involved with that.  Holy cow.  Or just how much traffic Gun Free Zone gets.

Stupid SHOULD hurt;

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 09:40, Monday, 17 June

problem is when the ones hurt are kids instead of the supposed 'adults' watching them.
A 62-year-old Australian man who ventured to within 3 to 5 feet of one bison was seriously injured Tuesday when the animal charged and tossed him into the air several times, park officials said in a statement.

This is the second such incident within weeks.

A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by a bison on May 15 while posing for a photo.
As they were hiking near the Old Faithful Geyser, they stopped where a group of people had gathered to watch a bison grazing next to the trail.

“The girl turned her back to the bison to have her picture taken when the bison lifted its...

and just present the result, lower right being a called flyer

25 yards, indoors, the previously mentioned bullets over 9.0 grains Green Dot.  Very little recoil.

Going to have to mess with this some more; it's a lot easier than paper patching

the EffingBI SHOULD never be trusted again; if the place isn't cleaned out it's not worthy of trust.

The media (and the Democrats, of course) deliberately missed the point because you would have to be seriously intellectually challenged not to get why Trump might have been hesitant or ambivalent about going to the FBI. These days only a total dimwit would unquestioningly trust the supposed "world's greatest law enforcement agency." The FBI is under a dark cloud.


Shop at Dick’s!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:14, Monday, 17 June

On the Double Gun Discussion Board, there recently was a short discussion of the Nemrod Toggle Action Fusil Superposé (Over-and-Under Shotgun), a strange and interesting contrivance out of St. Etienne.

There’s one of these cool guns for sale right now on the French Outdoor Auction site Natura Buy for €1100, not a totally appalling price, but unfortunately we lost our Freedom long ago and Big Brother won’t allow you or me to import a firearm. No, no, no! We have to use a specialized...

There’s a Good Story Here

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:41, Monday, 17 June

An alligator in Sugar Lake, Texas has been seen, and photographed, swimming by with a knife sticking out of his head.


Local resident Erin Weaver was quoted as saying:

“I feel that somebody did this on purpose.”

Phishing or Comedy? You decide

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:15, Monday, 17 June

A little of both. New Phishing Campaign From ‘FBI Director Wray’ is Hysterical. This is way better than the Nigerian emails. Many scam emails are well crafted and their associated phishing sites are spot on, but sometimes you see ones that are so ridiculous that you have no choice but to laugh. Such is the […]

Gun Control Lobby Wants to Hear from You

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:14, Monday, 17 June


gas pedalFor shooters who like to utilize the “thumbs pointed forward” handgun grip style, Noreen Firearms is manufacturing a Gas Pedal modification for certain handguns to help steady your grip. Noreen Firearms is the company manufacturing oversized and textured takedown levers of select handguns called a “Gas Pedal.” This simple modification is designed by Grip Holdings, […]

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Strike Industries keeps releasing the products that they teased at SHOT Show 2019. Past Friday, they officially launched the Collar Adjustable Gas Block (CAGB) for AR-15 rifles. This device allows to select one of the five gas port size options or even completely close the gas port. The five settings should allow tuning your rifle […]

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atfA news article with a heading that is fit for satire is unfortunately true. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or ATF) is often tasked with the destruction of firearms that are no longer serviceable as duty weapons or are obtained through criminal activity and are no longer needed as evidence. In […]

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Who needs a fully functional penis when you can have this?!?


Metro NY Jerry‏ @JBucknoff
Tweeted on June 14, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

H/T to less fat Dave‏ @BigFatDave.—Joe]

Willie covering the old Mac Davis guy anthem!

"If you have to buy just one knife, make it a chef's knife.  It's the most versatile."


Like gunnie and survival talk, right there.  If you have to buy one gun, make it a .22/shotty/CCW/AR/etc.

But, not one with a kitchen making food is ever forced to just have one knife.  There is always more. 

Same with gunnies and survivalist.

"Beware of a man with only one gun.  He's probably very good with it."  Well, maybe.  But who has only one gun?  Poor people that use that one gun to put meat in the pot.  A subset of Americans that shrinks all the time.  And a person that bought a gun as an afterthought.  And maybe used it one.  This second type of person isn't very good with that gun.

But when was the last time you met a survivalist that has been doing this a while and had only one gun?  A lot of survivalist, if they sold 90% of their massive ...

First Class

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:16, Monday, 17 June

A poignant wish from a father who knows loss... [More]

From a related FoxNews article*:

Pollack has said he has been focused on holding people accountable – the Broward School Board and superintendent as well as coaches at the school and the school’s resource officer who never stormed the building.
* They deny access links from Blogger.
"But most concerning of all is that hospital police did not even know Hall had left the premises almost 10 hours prior. Indeed, Hall's absence was only discovered when we placed a phone call to them." [More]
So no charges for Jataveon's mother enabler for harboring a fugitive?

Good on the 11-year-old kid for the machete story, which several of you sent me links to.

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall drew the ire of citizens and law enforcement groups on Monday when she implied that society is to blame for forcing criminals who commit violent acts... [More]
Hey, I'm depraved on account'a I'm deprived!

[Via Florida Guy]   
“The Second Amendment gives you the right to bear arms,” says Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley Law professor emeritus and the former Berkeley Law dean.  [More]
I know this is not a new article, but I just found it.

What better place for a such a profoundly incompetent "authority" to "teach"?

Maybe Michael and Bob were in his class...

A Goodwill Ambassador

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 03:38, Monday, 17 June

Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk? [More]
Talk about being underprivileged.

Fortunately, the "Goodwill Ambassador" doesn't look like she's missing any meals.

Hey, if she can stereotype and say "To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans out there," can I play too?

An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said. [More]
Naturally, his "identity is being withheld..."

Special members merit special privileges:

A Bogus Argument Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:51, Monday, 17 June

“Basically, the Second Amendment is about killing Indians, taking their land, and increasingly, slave patrols,” Dunbar-Ortiz tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence.” The “Loaded” author lays out the genocidal genealogy of the right to bear arms, and explains that, at its root, it ensured the ability of white men to oppress people of color in order to steal or keep stolen land, and to control slaves through slave patrols. [More]
It's not just a Bogus argument, it's more Scheer nonsense.

But having discovered the power of weaponizing racism charges to smear and ostracize, expect more and more to demand RKBA speech be treated as hate speech.

Death to the Patriarchy!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 03:38, Monday, 17 June

Mum and lesbian lover tear off 9-year-old son’s penis then behead him ‘as he reminded her of her dad’ [More]
He should'a put the shirt on.

Speaking of which...

Never mind what the hatriarch thought.

There's inherited wealth to share.

What kind of paranoid conspiracy theorist would suggest there's some kind of intentional indoctrination going on by our ...

Conditioned Response

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 03:37, Monday, 17 June

Senate Republicans to Gut Concealed Carry [More]
If there's never an "or else" for betrayal, what won't they think they can get away with?

African migrants pass through San Antonio and swiftly fan out across the country [More]

And with an added bonus...

We need a discussion on Second Amendment [More]

Nothing like recycling stale old attempts to dictate terms of surrender and presenting them as fresh new ideas.

[Via Bear]

Three Monkeys in One

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:46, Monday, 17 June

You sold.me dude. I’m voting Biden. [More]
That's not the point, but I see this same apologist tried to pull the same crap on me, too.

Yeah, put your head back in the sand, tell everyone how fine the emperor's new clothes look, and equate anyone pointing out betrayals ...

Sign of the Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:43, Monday, 17 June

[Source]Any questions?

 Fired Warren Police Cmdr. Arthur Gill is accused of assaulting a man and retaliating against another officer. Now Gill could face even more charges - after apparently threatening a doctor.  [More]
He sounds nice.


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:41, Monday, 17 June

'It's called freedom of speech!' Defiant Trump says he WON'T fire Kellyanne Conway after official ethics watchdog said she repeatedly broke the law by attacking Democrats [More]
He's more faithful to her than her TDS-suffering husband. Why she stays with someone who ceaselessly undermines her career is something I'd like to see explained.

¿Armas para Que?"

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:40, Monday, 17 June

"This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America to destroy America's borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically." [Watch]
Thank goodness this has nothing to do with that "single issue!"

Right, national and state "gun groups" that refuse to factor it into political grades and all you "gun bloggers" who agree with that?

[Via Don J]


A Gun in the Home

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:42, Monday, 17 June

Authorities say a 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling at a Georgia home while playing with a gun and now the children’s uncle has been charged ... the gun was stolen during a burglary about two weeks ago. [More]
Sounds like it's high time we impose one-size-fits-all "lock up your safety" edicts on you and me, doesn't it?

Aw, Shucks...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:28, Monday, 17 June

Thanks, Alan Korwin.

We'll Show Them!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:41, Monday, 17 June

New York City Allocates $250,000 for Abortions, Challenging Conservative States [More]
I guess one way to look at the issue would be fewer Democrats...

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Students who have taken my knife fighting class will likely remember “The Bag Trick”.  I demonstrate  it in every 2-day class I teach.  My students all give me the same feedback after seeing it “That’s so simple, but it’s genius!  Learning  that one technique was worth the price of the […]

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Every year when the weather warms up, we armor up with insect repellent. It’s a necessity on the trail, partly to keep insects from bugging us and partly to prevent the spread of disease (like malaria). And when it comes to repelling annoying bugs, DEET is the reigning queen bee.

Woman using anti mosquito spray outdoors at hiking trip.  Battle of the Insect Repellents: Picaridin vs. DEET

DEET has been the leader of insect repellents for decades. According to the ...

has realized they can't keep ignoring her mess, or blaming it on 'racism':
Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time.
It’s against the law in Minnesota to file jointly unless one filer is legally married to the other. Last year Omar told the Star Tribune that she had married her partner “in her faith,” and had earlier divorced her first husband “in her faith.” That’s fine for religious purposes. But for tax purposes, only civil marriages qualify. It’s not known whether she benefited materially by filing jointly. That is something that voters, who are obliged to follow tax laws no matter how painful, are entitled to know.
No crap?  Would've been nice if you'd had some desire to actually be friggin' REPORTERS at an earlier time instead of ass-kissers:

When local polit...

that 'Better living through chemistry' is sometimes true.  The problem is hugely better, and I'm going to try to keep it that way.

I thought California was all laid back and everything. Apparently not everywhere is. The City of Vallejo, California, Has a Police Problem—and It’s All Being Caught on Camera. Vallejo has one of the highest per capita rates of fatal police shootings in the state, higher than neighboring cities with similar crime problems, and one of […]

Don’t Bring a Box-cutter to a Gunfight

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 17 June

And reporters need to learn who is, and who is not, a victim. Man injured in apparent self-defense shooting after woman attacked. He pulled a box-cutter and slashed a woman half-a-dozen times. Then he turned on her boyfriend. The boyfriend pulled out his gun and shot the victim three times. Fulton said the shooting victim […]

The Oberlin College suit and judgement is only the most recent example of people not taking it anymore. From Public Shame to the Courtroom. Last year, I reported on a lawsuit that a man accused of rape on the “Shitty Media Men” spreadsheet filed against the woman who had created and circulated the document. Then […]

Armaguerra Last-Ditch M35 Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 17 June

When Italy signed an armistice with the Allied powers in 1944, the German military took over control of several Italian arms factories still in their geographic control. These included Beretta and Armaguerra, in Cremona. The German military was happy to use Italian pistols and submachine guns, and under their control the Armaguerra plant set up a production line for the Beretta M35 pistol, in .32ACP (7.65mm Browning). Only about 400 were made before the end of the war, and they show very crude machining, typical of “last ditch” arms worldwide. Curiously, the safety markings were reversed on these guns, compared to the standard Beretta production…

350 legendIf you have not jumped on the 350 Legend bandwagon yet there is still plenty of time to do so and Savage Arms is unveiling a flurry of offerings this summer to tempt you to join the party. For those who might not be familiar or acquainted with the .350 Legend cartridge, it is a […]

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 056: The Bad News Edition

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:00, Monday, 17 June

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d talk about unprofessional behavior from the NRA 2nd Vice Preisdent, the latest mass shooting in Australia, and the Vox Ad-Pocalypse;
  • Weer’d Fisks Cory Booker and his Presidential anti-gun platform;
  • and David gives us a lesson on some common misconceptions regarding the design of the AR-15.

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

More than 20 years ago, my husband, Carlos, and I attended a self-improvement seminar. Probably 100 people were there, and we were all asked to stand up and say what we were afraid of.

Vera Koo Most Unlikely Champion Horizontal3

In an interesting twist, my fear was standing up and speaking to a room of people.

One by one, people raised their hand and spoke. I studied how each person handled their...

Sunday, 16 June


Signing On The Dotted Line

by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 22:45, Sunday, 16 June

Last weekend was Shavuot. In the diaspora it is a two day holiday. I admit it is an emotional holiday for me. I love Shavuot.

The holiday of Shavuot is the day on which we celebrate the great revelation of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, more than 3,300 years ago. You stood at the foot of the mountain, as did your grandparents and great-grandparents before them. The souls of all Jews, from all times, came together to hear the Ten Commandments from G‑d Himself.

What was involved?

Moses ascended Mount Sinai, and G‑d spoke to him the following words (Exodus 19:3-6): “So shall you say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel. You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and [how] I bore you on eagles’ wings, and I brought you to Me. And now, if you obey Me and keep My covenant, you shall be to Me a treasure out of all peoples, for Mine is the entire earth. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of princes and a holy nation.”

Moses returned from Sinai and called for the elders of the people and put all these words of G‑d before them. Unanimously, with one voice and one...



by Mas in at 18:03, Sunday, 16 June

Just got home from that Pin Shoot in Michigan I’ve been writing about. Couldn’t stay for the awards ceremony and will have to get back to you later on who won what, but on the return trip I was ruminating … Read more

Investments for Hard Times...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:36, Sunday, 16 June

Practical Collectible Investments for Hard Times:
You can't shoot a looter with a Willie Mays rookie card or a Gibson Les Paul, but a 1912 97% NRA EXC Smith & Wesson Triple Lock is still a .44.
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) June 17, 2019

Automotif CLXII...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 17:11, Sunday, 16 June

1964 Chevrolet El Camino, photographed with Nikon D700.I've always had a fondness for the various weird open-bed car/trucks. Rancheros and El Caminos, Rampages and Rabbits...

When I saw this super-straight 2nd Gen El Camino as we were leaving the parking lot at Target today, I asked Bobbi if she would stop and let me hop out to take its picture, and she kindly obliged.

Considering that she'd also sat patiently at Half Price Bo...

USPSA Marysville June 2019 – Open Division

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 17:21, Sunday, 16 June


Range time

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 11:53, Sunday, 16 June

Finally the range wasn't flooded so I got to try out the newish Remington Model 11. And for a 76-year old shotgun, it performed flawlessly. And it was busting ALL the clays until I started getting sloppy on the second box of shells and let a string of "Away" clays get by me. Just bad cheek weld and head position on my part from trying to rush the shots because they clays were going into a shaded spot and I couldn't follow them for more than a few seconds. But once I started focusing on those exclusively and slowing down, the gun did it's part and the clays all dies valiantly.

Then the cut-down Krag came out to play, fresh back from a visit to the CMP custom shot to have a new front sight base in...


by Unknown in The Freeholder at 13:48, Sunday, 16 June

Yeah, there are a bunch of tags on this one. I could toss in some more, but what they heck.

In case you haven't seen it, mostly because the main stream media has got a case of the "silent" on the subject, Ebola is a thing in Africa, again. It started in the former Belgian Congo and has spread, by way of a family who knew they were infected and ran anyway, to Uganda. It is about *this far* from spreading off that continent, with this far being defined as *How close is the closest international airport?"

While we're a long way from it at the moment, so far as we know we're a 14 hour international flight away from our first case in North America. Of course, the bearer of that glad news could be deplaning in NYC right now. Or they could be wading the Rio Grande. Or coming overland from Canada. Or Joey Jihadi who has deliberately been infected and sent to America to cough on as many people as he can.

I'm not going to do the daily duty of trying to keep you posted on this. However, I've finally read enough that I'm Officially Concerned (pity the WHO and CDC aren't), and I'm going to point you to Aesop, of the Raconteur Report, ...

TFB EXCLUSIVE: PRE-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT OF THE CZ P-10 C – PART 2 The P-10 C has drastically transformed since its pre-production model.  CZ considered comments and concerns from pre-production validators.  They did change some features that I personally miss.  They improved on others. I believe the pre-production P-10 C was one of the strongest pre-production […]

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"One day some people came to the master and asked 'How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness, and death?' The master held up a glass and said 'Someone gave me this glass, and I really like this glass. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly.'" - Achaan Chah Subato - Theravadan meditation master

 As children, we view the world as if it will always be as it is that day. Mom and Dad will always be there; the dog will live fo...

Joe Biden’s Faux Catholicism

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:42, Sunday, 16 June

A lot of democrats, Nancy Pelosi, all the Kennedys, like Joe Biden have roots in the old-time Roman Catholic working class, but rose, via politics, up and out, not only of their class origins, but out of any meaningful religious convictions.

Western Chauvinist, at Ricochet, discusses the impeding Biden attempt to run for the Presidency as an ethic Catholic.

When he was exploring a run for the presidency in 2008, Biden famously said: “I will shove my rosary beads down the throat of any Republican who says I am not a Catholic.”

I stand in awe of Joe Biden as a fellow Roman Catholic. Never have I known a coreligionist so utterly immune to conscience in the pu...

The American Heimatsicherheitdeinst

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:30, Sunday, 16 June

Eric rants appropriately on one of the most disgraceful features of today’s American life, one earlier generations of Americans would never have put up with for a minute.

It makes you wonder: when did the people of this country become so European-style obedient, domesticated, and emasculated?

Heimatsicherheitsdeinst (literally, Homeland Security) and TSA have nothing to do with “catching terrorists” and everything to do with habituating people to arbitrary authority and routine degradation by government goons – so as to make them feel the same way that prisoners feel – I get the deer-in-the-headlights fac...

Etymology of Greek Provinces

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:59, Sunday, 16 June

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Chase Bank

by Rivrdog in Nom de plume: Rivrdog at 08:37, Sunday, 16 June

JP Morgan Chase bank acct-holders: Chase is trying to remove your right to sue for disputes, force you into Binding Arbitration, which YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY FOR! Last time I was involved in Binding Arbitration, the arbitrator charged over $4K! According to Chase's "bedsheet notice" (28.5" X 10.5"), single-spaced, two sides, I CAN opt out of Binding Arbitration, but...

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:09, Sunday, 16 June

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain starts things off with In The Mailbox: 06.12.19. OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #649 EBL: What’s Hidden Under The Greenland Ice Sheet? Twitchy: Watch As Adam Schiff Gets Schooled On James Comey’s Testimony EBL – National Bourbon Day. (Bourbon isn’t really my […]


Gun cartoon of the day

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Sunday, 16 June


Facts don’t matter to anti-gun people. Lying and ignorance are sources of pride, rather than obstacles, in the pursuit of their objectives.

Kate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person. In fact, they had a discussion the night before about whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag — and decided not to, ultimately, because there’s a policy apparently against having any kind of weapons that are concealed in the building.

Kevin Martingayle
Kate Nixon family attorney
June 10, 2019
‘Gun free zone’ law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says
[Any employer who has a policy which disallows people from defending themselves as a condition of employment should be held at least partially responsible for the death or injury of an employee who is a victim of a violent crime where appropriate defensive action could have stopped the crime. They are creating a hazardous working environment.

How is this different than a slick floor or heavy dust in a work environment then banning appropriate shoes and breathing masks? “Gun free zones” are OSHA for violent cri...

Karl gives us the inside scoop on shotgun speedloading for 3-gun competition.

I see what I’ve been doing wrong now!

"All efforts to force the family to agree to cremation will cease.  The body will be returned to the US.  Since your toxicology testing equipment isn't working, and you don't know when it will be, the tests will be performed here in the US. 

And it will happen now."

If They Delete the Record, Then It Never Happened

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:30, Sunday, 16 June

The main character in Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-four was in charge of altering historic records. Obama White House Deleted Online Speeches About The Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Entered Office: Report. The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered […]

A New Long-range Rifle?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Sunday, 16 June

I’ve been kicking around the idea of new rifle, so this review is nicely timed. The 18 Best New Hunting and Precision Rifles, Tested. Some of the rifles reviewed are straight forward hunting rifles. Some are clearly more for the bench-rest crowd. A couple list for under $700, but one is north of $6,000. Most […]

The Ethics Are Settled. Because They Said So

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Sunday, 16 June

Difference of opinion is not allowed. Leftists Declare Fundamental Moral Questions Beyond Debate. And of course everything is decided in their favor. Contemplate the arrogance of asserting that society has reached moral clarity in saying that it is wrong to change laws that deny women reproductive freedom. Polls show that Americans are equally divided on […]

The Story Behind the Memphis Shooting (and Riots)

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:18, Sunday, 16 June

Because the media doesn’t seem to want to talk about what lead up to this. Memphis. Just so we have this straight: named offender in a Mississippi shooting flees to Tennessee makes a video saying how he’s not going down without a fight is tracked down by US Marshals – not Memphis PD rams numerous […]

I have had several people ask if I might write a book on the development of German military rifles in the same format as my book on French rifles. I do not plan to, in large part because there is a lot of literature on the subject already published in English. In particular, Hans Dieter Gotz’ book “German Military Rifles and Machine Pistols 1871-1945” does a quite good job of covering this history.

Gotz’ book is not a collector’s guide so much as a book for historians and enthusiasts. It does not include things like details of production dates by serial number, or explanations of specific markings. Instead, it explains why each new type of rifle or submachine gun was adopted, how it was developed, how it was used in service, and why it was eventually replaced. The books does a good job covering some of the controversies and difficulties associated with various rifles, a...



by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Sunday, 16 June

Oh my!

Have you noticed that lost of places end with the letter A?  Watching to globe spin on the British Empire in the beginning of that video I went:

  • Burma
  • India
  • Arabia
  • Africa
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Bermuda
  • Cuba
  • America
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Venezueal
  • Alaska
  • Australia
  • China
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.  On and on.

Just struck me, sudden like.  Weird how the brain works.

Not in the Old World Western Civilization areas, tho.  

  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Belgium
  • Luxemborg
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway

Saturday, 15 June


It takes a while for all the optics on a telescope to reach thermal equilibrium.  During this time, the image may improve or degrade, but the one guarantee is that the collision will change.  Collimate after everything's had cooled off.  Typically a half hour for a small reflector.  Hour or more for a big reflector of a Schmidt-Cassegrain of any size.

Today's Telescope Tip

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 20:15, Saturday, 15 June

I have observed this before (but some of you may be new to this blog, or worse, do not memorize everything I write here).  The biggest disappointment young people experience is when Mom and Dad buy an inexpensive reflector as a first telescope for Junior.  There are three reasons for this.

1.  The mirror and mechanical parts are often very poorly made.  There is not much to do about this, unfortunately.  Spend a bit more money on a somewhat smaller refractor and ignore the huge magnification numbers that appear on the box or ad.

2. Few reflectors are properly collimated when you get them.  Even if they were good at the factory, every drop of a shipping crate is guaranteed to fix that.  Spend a little money on a laser collimator.  You will be amazed at how much the image quality improves.

3.  Many of the cheap reflectors come with low quality eyepieces, sometimes made of plastic not glass.  Orion Telescopes sells lots of decent eyepieces that will dramatically improve the images.  Make you sure you are buying a Plossl type or orthoscopic type eyepiece. 


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by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 20:00, Saturday, 15 June

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