Saturday, 25 January

07:55

Ultimately, the egregiously and flagrantly unConstitutional Brady handgun Control Act of 1993 must be rescinded, repealed, or otherwise struck down with extreme prejudice. It threatens our entire Constitutional form of government under the rule of law.

Donald L. Cline
January 22, 2020
A Thesis on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and how to reverse the damage
[I’ve been says politicians enacting, or even introducing, firearms restrictions should be prosecuted for violation of 18 USC 242. In this post it is brought up, as also suggested many times by Paul Koning (see here, here, here, here, ...

Apache Dance

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:30, Saturday, 25 January

No, not that kind.  La Danse Apache.  French.  Pronounces more like "Uh-Posh".

A violent looking number that I only picked up as a kid watching old cartoons on TV.  But this was a thing, pre-WWII. It gave me another excuse to beat on my little brother.



The things you pick up on as a kid. That folks don't pick up on nowadays.

Popeye and the Little Rascals and the Stoorges, all from the 30s. Bugs Bunny was from the 40s. I Love Lucy and Dennis the Menace and The Honeymooners were from the 50s. The Flintstones and Gilligan were from the 60s. All before my time, but I got the chance to absord them anyway.

Kids today don't. They abosrb other things. Differently.

Things I didn't pick up on as a kid? Clutch Cargo wasn't on my TV. Nor Sky King. Captain Kangaroo was, but it never held my interest. So, mostly absent from my cultural milieu. So it goes.

Sig Tango6T Low Power Variable Optic Review Part 1

by D.S. in The New Rifleman at 07:30, Saturday, 25 January

The SigTango6T is the military’s new 1-6 power optic for DMR and SOCOM. I have been lucky enough to receive one for review and I can say that I am very impressed. It has everything you can ask for in a 1-6 power scope, especially for a scope with a military pedigree. If I were asked to design a scope that has all the features I think I would need, this is it and then some. Let’s take a look at the new issue optic and see how it stacks up:

The Tango 6 works great as a DMR optic. And the low profile turrets don’t snag on anything!

The Tango 6 works great as a DMR optic. The low profile turrets don’t snag on anything!

What In the Box: 

   When this optic arrived, it came in a very plain cardboard box that said “Sig Sauer”… I expected it to have the scope, a manual, and a cleaning cloth. ...

Story here. A little late. The issue was over removal of restrictions on internet availability of the code to print the receivers, and as I recall the code is now hosted at several overseas sites. So the suit is probably vulnerable to a motion to dismiss for mootness and lack of standing (inability to provide relief, hence no case and controversy).

Of course, if the only object is to garner some publicity and create appearances -- by the look of the Twitter comments, that is succeeding.

Funny Now

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 07:39, Saturday, 25 January

Might not be funny at all in a few weeks.


HAHAHAHA!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 05:31, Saturday, 25 January

Courtesy of Aesop, regarding yesterday's post:


Gen. Patton looks down on this and smiles.

with a grasp of history as bad as her grasp of economics.

Whole bunch of people show up to protest, cause no problems, and she blames no arrests and 'no heavily armed cops in riot gear' on racism.  Among other things, apparently all those people of varies skin hues don't count, because they're guilty of BadThink or something.

“Oh, the Humanity!”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:28, Saturday, 25 January

If…

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:25, Saturday, 25 January

Glenn Reynolds:

“If Trump were a dictator, all the people calling him one would be in unmarked graves. Or, more likely, sucking up to him.”

Liberty and personal responsibility

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Saturday, 25 January

Liberty is impossible without responsibility.  Personal responsibility. This is something that Mama Liberty taught and practiced for her entire life.  It is something that I strive to do, even if I feel sometimes as though I’m failing.  True lovers of liberty – libertarians – believe and try to follow this basic rule.

Unfortunately most people – including many who claim to be Libertarians – do not.

Regardless of your belief in a moral system, your belief or disbelief in the Creator, this is a fact that cannot rejected (with honesty). 

You are responsible, and I am responsible.  Responsible for our own actions, and for the actions of those for whom we have an obligation: our children, at least. We are accountable for what we do and what we do not do.  Not just to God, but to our family, our community, our society.

Some people call that “morals.”  Others point to the Zero Aggression Principle, while trying to separate that from ideas of a Creator and faith in Him.  But it is still personal responsibility for our actions.

We are responsible, first and foremost, for our ...

Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:27, Saturday, 25 January

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 01.22.20. Shark Tank: Parental Abortion Consent Bill Headed To FL Senate Shot In The Dark: Fair Warning STUMP: Taxing Tuesday – Tax Season Begins, Taxpayers Keep Migrating MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… – News/Gun Bits …. W.T.H.??? This is naked tyranny: Virginia Democrats Push […]

Concealed Carry Stops Robbery

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Saturday, 25 January

And color me skeptical, that a 22-year-old is a homeowner. Police: Homeowner shoots armed robber in Warren. A 22-year-old resident was returning home from a concert when he was approached by another man armed with a handgun. Police say the suspect announced a holdup. The resident, a CPL holder, pulled out his own pistol and […]

Why Do I Feel Like They Aren’t Telling Us the Whole Story?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Saturday, 25 January

And now coronavirus is in the US. College student quarantined in Texas with suspected coronavirus case. China extended its severe travel ban to additional cities, cutting off travel for 20 million people during a time when millions are expected to be traveling for Chinese New Year. So there’s a coronavirus patient in Seattle, and college […]

You Can’t Get What You Want

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Saturday, 25 January

Joe Jackson is an artist I really haven’t listened to in a very long time. I had his jazz album on vinyl, back in the day, and listened to that a lot. (I dumped the vinyl, when I moved aboard the boat, so nearly 20 years ago…) He had a couple of successful songs back […]

Next week is Desert Brutality 2020, the big annual 2-Gun “nationals”. I’ll be shooting it in the Classic division (guns from 1946 and earlier) this year, with an SMG semiauto FG-42 rifle and a French Modele 1935A pistol. This is my last chance to practice with the gear, so I’m shooting the regular monthly 2-gun match with it.

Want to see how I do in the real match (6 stages over two days)? Subscribe to InRangeTV and you’ll find out!

 

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I think we all knew this was coming:

The artsy promo vid:

In my opinion Gucci guns are generally dumb… but I am an absolute carbon fiber FIEND so I want this.   I wonder how much weight savings there would be if they could CF mold the entire frame too?  Probably no...

[SHOT 2020] MarColMar Save the CETME L

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 00:42, Saturday, 25 January

MarColMar’s have not only saved CETME L, they have breathed new life into Spain’s former service rifle. Built from original imported parts and newly US-made parts the rifles replicate the original 5.56x45mm CETME service rifles – right down to the custom Cerakote colour. The rifles debuted at SHOT Show last year and generated a lot […]

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Friday, 24 January

23:55

[SHOT 2020] New Derringers From Bond Arms

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 22:44, Friday, 24 January

Texas-based Bond Arms have a new affordable range of derringers – the Rough Series which includes three new pistols. They also have a new exclusive Dead Man’s Hand themed pistol shipping only through Davidson’s and a new slim 9x19mm pistol – the Stinger. Rough Neck Caliber .357Mag/.38Spl, .45ACP, 9mm Barrel Length 2.5″ Grip Material Rubber […]

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One of the guns I was looking forward to getting a first hand look at at this years SHOT Show was Tippmann Armory’s 1/3 scale version of an 1865 Gatling Gun, chambered in 9x19mm. The Tippmann Gatling caused quite a stir last year and has since begun shipping. The guns currently come mounted on a […]

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[SHOT 2020] The new Henry X Lever ActionThe Henry X Series : From Concept to Reality Since the original concept gun of Henry’s X series debuted at NRAAM 2018, interest has been so high that Henry made the X Series a reality.  One notable improvement in the receiver of the production Henry X Rifles is they all have a King’s gate.  Chambered […]

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Yes, the study materials are in

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 20:00, Friday, 24 January

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What Feminists Have Wrought

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:36, Friday, 24 January

“Unexpectedly,” men don’t want to associate with women who call them monsters. Why Does @Victoria_Spratt Hate Men?. As the feminist slogan says, “the personal is political,” and a new generation of “empowered” young women is struggling to come to grips with a simple fact: Men generally don’t like feminists. Gee, to think that men don’t […]

[SHOT 2020] Strike Industries Sentinel Rifle, G19 Frame, P320 Grip Module, Scouter (1)Last year, Strike Industries released over 50 new products – that’s one new product per week on average. And looks like in 2020 the mad scientists at the SI R&D department are going to keep that insane rate. Let’s take a look at each of the new and upcoming products that the company brought to SHOT […]

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Palmetto State Armory PS9 DAGRPalmetto State Armory has always been known for their budget friendly AR-15 rifles and parts kits, they then moved onto AK-47s, then it was AK and AR hybrids. Well now they’ve debuted their own line of pistols. At SHOT Show 2020 they launched their PS9 Dagger pistol. At first glance it looks like a Gen 3 […]

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I am not talking politics here!  I recently downloaded Mint Cinnamon Linux 19.3 and Ubuntu 9 and installed them in my VM.  The Cinnamon GUI was profoundly disappointing.  If you have to search to find out how to change screen resolution, you have failed.  Even with instructions Ubuntu 9 is impossible to figure out.

Roddenberry's Vision Wins

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:26, Friday, 24 January

A twitter repost of President Trump unveiling the logo of the U.S. Space Force has an uncanny resemblance to Star Fleet Command's logo.

1/23/20 Yahoo News:

(Bloomberg) -- Billionaire George Soros said that nothing is keeping Facebook Inc. from spreading disinformation and the company may be in cahoots with President Donald Trump to get him re-elected.
What is now the value of c, g, and 1 for that matter.  Did the universe change in some other incomprehensible manner?


Deputies Caught on Camera Entering Home after Cutting Wires to Outside Cameras [More]
Hey, if the resident wasn't doing anything wrong, they wouldn't have been there.
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NYPD officer, fiancée charged with murder after his son, 8, froze to death, officials say [More]
Another cold case solved!
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Infringing on gun rights just the beginning, says analyst [More]
True dat.

Historically, death camps follow.

That's why you don't give them an inch, ever, sterile bee queens Amy Swearer and the Heritage Foundation.

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“I will not allow one officer’s actions to tarnish the relationship we have built with our community,” Merkel stated. [More]
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Hey, look!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:09, Friday, 24 January

Feeling (mostly) better.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:08, Friday, 24 January

I think my fever broke last night.

Still going heavy on fever reducers and Nyquil clones.
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SB Tactical has announced a few new products to the general market at Shot Show this week. There were a few new options from them with a new side-folding triangle brace for the AK and an aluminum-bodied FS1913 Brace. Let’s take a look at both options and see what’s new about them. FS1913 Brace Upgraded […]

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Sccy firearms have unveiled a new compact handgun in their 2020 firearm line up. Its called the DVG-1 and will come in a few different variations and packages depending on what’s best for the individual. Let’s dive into what the DVG-1 will be when it comes out later this year.   Specs The DVG-1 will […]

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[SHOT 2020] Remington Celebrates 100th Anniversary

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:05, Friday, 24 January

Remington 100th AnniversaryRemington had a massive presence to showcase its 100th anniversary at this year’s SHOT Show.  In addition to showcasing the massive lineup and legacy, Remington also debuted two new variants to the 700 series of pistols and rifles. Remington 700 PCR Enhanced One of the most popular upgrades to the 700 series action has always […]

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[SHOT 2020] Aero Precision Pistol Caliber Carbines

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 15:52, Friday, 24 January

[SHOT 2020] Aero Precision Pistol Caliber CarbinesAero Precision has been a long-time favorite AR-15 manufacturer of mine. Blending affordability with quality, Aero Precision has been the start of many AR builds for me. This year, we have all been blessed with the announcement of Aero Precision Pistol Caliber Carbines! Aero has decided to release its own line of pistol caliber carbine uppers […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Defense Distributed to talk about the Ghost Gunner 3, an at home CNC milling machine. DD describes the GG3 thusly: “Ghost Gunner 3 allows you to manufacture firearms with confidence and ease, in the privacy of your own home. GG3 removes material 5 times faster than GG2 […]

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At Shot Show this week, 2A Armament announced their brand new lightweight titanium bolt carrier group. 2A Armament has come out with a number of coated bolt carrier groups as well as lightweight options, but this is by far the lightest option available from them. Specs and Purpose The Titanium Regulated BCG helps eliminate nearly […]

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[SHOT 2020} Chiappa Firearms CBR-9 Collapsing Brace PistolChiappa Firearms of Italy added several new rifles and pistol to their line up this year. Available on the US market this year will be their new CBR-9 (Chiappa Black Rhino 9)Pistol, a new 22 Long Rifle folding survival type rifle and several offerings of side-gate lever-action rifles. Of particular interest was the CBR-9 Collapsing […]

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Got the text from D&L right on schedule, and while they wended their way through drying mud with a ton of wood pellets in their truck bed I came down through the wash and unlocked their gate.

Before:

Pellets are a popular heating fuel around here but not so much in the boonies, for fairly obvious reasons. And D&L’s huge earthbag-and-strawbale extravaganza uses a lot of them, so they have to buy’em by the pallet-load.

After!
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The man who fled the traffic stop, identified as Vernon Evander Green II, 38, of the 1300 block of 16th Street, is charged with felony homicide, a form of second-degree murder for accidental killings that occur during other felonies. [More]
Don't worry, VA "Only Ones": The Democrats are on it!

Y'all sure you want to confiscate for these people?
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A Realist's View of the Virginia Protest

by mzmadmike in The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse at 13:36, Friday, 24 January

In the aftermath of the non-issue in Virginia, I have a few notes.

Before we get started, even the actual left media agrees with me that "liberals" are racist: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/white-liberal-racism-why-progressives-are-unable-to-see-their-own-bigotry.html 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/10-ways-white-liberals-pe_b_8068136 

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First, VCDL does this every year. If you don't know who they are, or that this is an annual event, you're not qualified to hold an opinion. It's a (sort of slightly) free country, so you can express your opinion, but anyone educated should laugh at you.

Here's some examples of the idiocy I found where idiots hang out, meaning Twitter, but also a bit on Farcebook.

"Most of the protesters are white!"  Most of Virginia's population is white. But go ahead and ignore the many black, Chinese-American, Hispanic, and other patriots who where there. I guess they're on...

Donald Trump reads Borepatch

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 05:32, Saturday, 25 January

Well, that's my explanation for this:

President Trump on Tuesday announced the United States will join the One Trillion Trees Initiative launched at the World Economic Forum as world leaders seek to combat climate change.
Trump made the announcement during an address to global business leaders gathered for the annual event in Davos, Switzerland.
So why do I say that he reads this blog?  Well, back in July I posted this:
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[SHOT 2020] Full Conceal M3D-S6

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 13:14, Friday, 24 January

Full Conceal, who made big waves by releasing a foldable Glock, is releasing its newest foldable Glock, the M3D-S6. Why S6? Because it will be offered for sub $600. Sub 6. S6. You get it. Still based on the Glock 19 Gen 4, the M3D-S6 offers 21+1 rounds of 9mm in a folding package not much […]

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[SHOT 2020] FN Mk48 Light Machine Gun in 6.5 Creedmoor

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 12:47, Friday, 24 January

Out on the FN booth, on a pedestal all of its own, was the new FN Mk48 Mod. 2 6.5CM light machine gun, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, it was a response to a US Special Operations Command tender for a version of the 7.62×51 Mk48, a larger calibre variant of FN’s Minimi (or the M249 normally […]

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[SHOT 2020] Tandemkross Upriser Ruger PCC Chassis

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 12:28, Friday, 24 January

Okay. It looks a little odd. But I am actually super impressed by Tandemkross’s new chassis for the Ruger PCC, the Upriser. It adapts the Ruger PCC to take a standard AR-15 buffer tube and stock, along with an AR-15 grip. It also comes with a bunch of quality of life improvements to Ruger’s already […]

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At SHOT Show 2020, Nosler announced a new .270 caliber addition to their cartridge family – the 27 Nosler. In their press release, Nosler describes this cartridge as an offering “that redefines performance as radically now as the 270 Winchester did upon its introduction in 1925“. With an overall length of 3.34″, this is a […]

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[SHOT 2020] Dillon Aero Introduces 503D Tri-Barrel 50BMG

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 11:15, Friday, 24 January

Dillon Aero, makers of the M134D Minigun that is currently in service with the US Military, has come out with a new force multiplier. The Dillon Aero 503D is a tri-barrel 50-caliber rotary machinegun. It is entirely configurable for use aboard helicopters, boats, humvees, or armored vehicles. In other words, it’s a really, really big […]

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IOmega 100 MB Removable disks

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:34, Friday, 24 January

Remember those?  Just found a stash of them with 1980s backups.

Last few days the cell signal has been extraordinarily bad down here in my hollow. I expected better yesterday because the weather cleared up so nicely but it was not to be. So I was mildly surprised to find a good signal when I tried to move photos this morning after my walkie.


This time of year I make a game of noting exactly when the sun clears the ridge through my kitchen window. A tiny bit earlier every day, which is a good thing.

Day before yesterday the mud hit its worst; I had trouble getting the Jeep up Landlady’s driveway and it&#...

Lake Peigneur

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:00, Friday, 24 January

An interesting bit of Louisiana history.  When an oil rig penetrated the Diamond Crystal salt mine on Lake Peigneur.  I didn't see it, but I watched it on the 6:00 news.

The Sky is ALWAYS Falling

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 07:58, Friday, 24 January

Fifty years of Failed Eco-Pocalyptic Predictions

What do they all have in common? 

  • Actual proof isn't necessary because by the time we have it it will be too late to fix
  • The only solution is central planning by a world government run by our intellectual superiors
  • People who oppose this are "deniers" who should be shut up at any cost
  • There are too many people anyway, and a mass die-off would be good for the planet.
 In other news, the glaciers in Glacier National Park that were supposed to be gone this year are still running strong, and Michael Mann lost his defamation lawsuit because he still wouldn't release the raw data he used to produce his infamous "hockey stick" global temperature graph.
There’s a good reason why we don’t know how many Americans die at the hands of law enforcement officers every year: The police don’t have to tell us. [More]
But since, based on where and when they can be armed, they're obviously more trustworthy than you and I, what's the problem?

[Via Bill S]

Special Delivery

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:34, Friday, 24 January


The pizza delivery driver was not hurt, authorities said. They have not said if he will face any charges. [More]
If the facts are as reported, why would he be?

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"I’m already on Twitter, following numerous groups around the country that are ready to organize yellow vest protests. I’m ready … I’m ready to start tearing bricks up and start fighting. … I’m not — no cap, bro. I’ll straight up — I’ll straight up get armed, I want to learn how to shoot, and go train. I’m ready for the f***ing revolution, bro. … I’m telling you. Guillotine the rich.” [More]
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Place Your Bet

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:11, Friday, 24 January

I've got ten bucks that says this is a hoax to the first person who wants to take me up on it. [More]
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The Majority Of Virginia Homicides Come From Only Two Metro Areas [More]
Shhh... You're going to upset the narrative!

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Miami PD suspends white officer who begins identifying as ‘black’ [More]
Too bad he doesn't identify as a woman, because then we'd have to #Believe him.

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Lest Ye be Judged

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:32, Friday, 24 January


A drunken driving conviction could mean losing the right to buy and own firearms in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals has decided. [More]
Since it's a federal court, doesn't that mean any state and Everytown?

New Jersey's Lautenberg nominee and Obama-appointee Patty Schwartz: A living reminder of what Jefferson told us about judicial despots.

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While that case was still working through the courts, Swift was arrested again in 2016 and was again charged with unlawful use of a weapon. However, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said she dismissed that charge after Missouri legislators approved a law that allows concealed weapons to be carried without a permit. [More]
Did he "use" it unlawfully or not? If yes, there was nothing constitutional about it.

Pretty transparent, what they're trying to do here...


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Yet, it may in Kansas — especially when an unarmed or unthreatening person is gunned down by police. In four such cases in the state during the past few years, the judicial outcomes have been wildly different — in part because the circumstances in every case are always different, but perhaps also because Kansas is so loosey-goosey with how such cases are investigated and adjudicated. [More]
So what is it that's good for the gander again...?

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AOC claims there were 'almost no police officers' at Virginia Second Amendment rally [More]
Who you gonna believe? Her or your lying eyes?

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The Itchy and Scratchy Show

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:02, Friday, 24 January


There is an outbreak of Chicken Pox in a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city right across the border from El Paso, Texas. You might recall El Paso as the hometown of Beto O'Rourke, who says he wants to tear down all already-existing barriers on the border. [More]

Like that's the most deadly thing coming across...

Low-Hanging Fruit Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:52, Friday, 24 January


These are the faces and the competencies being assigned to us.  [More]

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A Corporate Conundrum

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:41, Friday, 24 January


Goldman Sachs will no longer do IPOs for companies with all-male boards [More]
What if they say they identify as women? I understand the new hashtag mandate is you have to believe them.

And what's the deal with no Hispanics?

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So Much for 'Peer-Reviewed'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:24, Friday, 24 January


Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get entire passage from Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal [More]
Priceless! And it's funny because it's true-- the "grievance study" scam is run by ideological Nazis.

Here it is. You can read more drek from the Journal of Women and Social Work here. Oh, look: Another "peer-reviewed" paper!

This is a year old but I hadn't seen it before, and I guess the upshot is the humorless Tribunal Révolutionnaire did a misconduct investigation that produced mixed results in academic circles with no definitive consequences.
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Remaining suspects in deadly Seattle shooting have 65 combined arrests - Seattle police are looking for two suspects connected to a deadly shooting in downtown. A third suspect who was shot was arrested. [More]
And they were out because...?

What kind of racist rightwing extremist would refuse to give up his guns now?

Hey, who feels like some vintage Bobby Sherman?


Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion ‘safe haven’ [More]

And needles! Don't forget the needles!

Why, we'll have Richmond looking like San Francisco in no time!

And Jorge helped!

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Leave it to the Professionals

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:30, Friday, 24 January


If you can’t get in, if the meeting is barred to you, then make sure your county or city elected officials will be there. [More] 
If I can't get in and the meeting is barred to me, I'm wondering the moral implications of giving a "tip" to an "Only One" who takes 'em...

Anonymously, of course...

[Via Wynn A
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Troll level: God Emperor

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:19, Friday, 24 January

The Trump campaign just released this commentary on the impeachment proceedings:



I'm a bit in awe.

The devil…the prowde spirite…cannot endure to be mocked.
- Sir Thomas More

Amplifying the Signal

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 07:08, Friday, 24 January

Hershel, writing at The Captain's Journal, pens a reflection on last week's protest in Richmond Virginia. He talks of what was accomplished, what it means, and what comes next.

Even the comments are worth reading.

No thinking man can honestly object that attendees have lost anonymity.  There was never any to be had, and even if there was, there cannot be in the future.
If you believe, after pounding the keyboard for years like you have, purchased guns and ammunition like you have, turned in tax forms like you have, and worked within the system like you have, that you have even one iota of anonymity left, you don’t understand how all of this works.  The .gov is directly tied into trunks of the internet at key locations throughout the nation, and if you don’t think the right (or wrong) folks know what you’ve been writing or saying, you don’t understand the internet as it exists today. 
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First time I've heard 'Entini',

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:27, Friday, 24 January

but then he's always showing something interesting.

Columbia University found ex-Marine Ben Feibleman guilty of sexual assault. They should have listened to the recording he prudentially made on the evening in question, but they couldn’t be bothered. Now, he’s suing Columbia for $25 million. Let’s hope the court adds punitive damages.

Daily Caller has the story.

Friday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:33, Friday, 24 January

Pirate’s Cove starts us off with Excitable Adam Schiff Explains That Trump Needs To Be Booted From Office In Case You People Re-Elect Him. SiGraybeard – How The Tea Party Was Murdered. PACs for the most part, which claimed to be on the Right. The Other McCain has as story of (Yet another) McCain Killed […]

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[SHOT 2020] NEW Surefire Lights and 50 Cal Silencers for 2020

by Brannon LeBouef in The Firearm Blog at 09:49, Friday, 24 January

Brannon LeBouef of NOLATAC, sat down with #surefire for TFBTV to discuss their new offerings for 2020. Surefire is a leader in illumination devices, and they did not disappoint this year. They started off with single and dual fuel versions of their Scout Pro that has a swinging lever mount that allows for really getting […]

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[SHOT 2020] Crossbreed Holsters New Products for 2020

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 08:13, Friday, 24 January

[SHOT 2020] Crossbreed Holsters New Products for 2020Crossbreed Holsters has always come to SHOT Show with some pretty innovative carry designs over the years. Their most famous holster the Crossbreed Supertuck is a very basic and solid holster. However, the Hybrid ST2 holster followed up on that with some more options like the adjustability of the angle as well as retention adjustment. […]

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We’re in a moment when George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) feels more and more prescient, the left seems to be in favor of bringing the novel’s “Two Minute Hate” to modern America. In the novel, citizens were forced to publicly exhibit hate for two minutes every day as they looked at pictures of people the state deemed to be enemies. It’s not hard to imagine, given the level of “Trump-derangement syndrome,” many on the left doing this anytime they happen to see an image of President Trump on TV or the internet.

Frank Miniter
Editor in Chief of America’s First Freedom
January 17, 2020
The Real Reason We Can’t Talk to Gun-Control Activists
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

The Merlin Engine

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 04:55, Friday, 24 January

Jay Leno owns a Merlin engine..



That's just cooler'n hell.

"You peasants are not allowed to say anything to or about us we don't approve of."

Especially note:
...A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

The bill does not define what it means to “coerce, intimidate, or harass” any person which leaves it open to subjective interpretation.
"And we can drag you to Richmond to prosecute you if you annoy any of the Special People...

The report chronicles how Operation Augusta was launched and then scuttled after her death in 2003, despite identifying 97 suspects and 57 victims. The victims were, “mostly white girls aged between 12 and 16”, and the perpetrators were, “mostly men of ‘Asian heritage’”. By ‘Asian’, the report means “predominantly Pakistani men” though at least one of the perpetrators was apparently Tunisian.

Constable B, the anonymous cop responsible for some of the most revealing quotes in the report, said, “What had a massive input was the offending target group were predominantly Asian males and we were told to try and get other ethnicities.”
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Some in the GMP didn’t see the point to stopping the rape of young girls because of cultural differences.
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Government IS abuse

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Friday, 24 January

We constantly complain about the abuse we endure from government. Especially the bureaucratic regulatory agencies and bodies of political appointees and elected officials.

Colorado lawmakers consider bill requiring adequate tires ...Ski traffic bumper-to-bumper on I-70 west of Denver in the Rockies.

Government is supposed to (and claims to) protect us from people who would hurt us, who would do evil things. This, in turn, justifies (in their eyes) government doing bad things to us.

Here is a recent example. As Paul Jacobs commented (as reposted by Freedom News Daily), the State of Colorado has shut down a ride-sharing organization and app, just weeks after it got started. This was ...

Even in The People’s Republic of Illinois…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Friday, 24 January

Self-defense works. Police: Homeowner confronted masked intruders, shot and killed one. So you can file this under “Failures of the Victim-selection Process.” Police were called to a home invasion in progress with shots fired Sunday around 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Franklin St. When they got there, a 31-year-old Danville man met them […]

Being Drunk Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Friday, 24 January

Why are the cops speculating? Intruder shot, killed by Macon homeowner may have thought he was at his own house, cops say. Whether or not he was drunk, he broke into someone else’s home. “His wife told him that someone was trying to force their way in. He said he (opened) the front door and […]

A Firearm Was Not Required in this Case

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Friday, 24 January

But it might have made his work easier. New Hampshire Father Chokes ‘Rabid’ Coyote to Death After It Attacked His 2-Year-Old Son: ‘There Wasn’t Much of a Choice’. O’Reilly, of Kensington, told the station that the coyote came “out of nowhere” and attacked his youngest son, but he was able to kick it away from […]

Swedish K: The Carl Gustav m/45B and the Port Said

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Friday, 24 January

During the 1930s, Sweden acquired an assortment of different submachine guns, including Bergmanns, Thompsons, and Suomis. As World War Two progressed, they decided that they really needed to standardize on a single caliber and model of gun, and requested designs from both the Carl Gustav factory and Husqvarna. The Carl Gustav design won out, and was adopted as the m/45.

It was a very simple open-bolt, tube-receiver, fixed-firing-pin design chambered for 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition. The original guns were built around Finnish Suomi magazines, both 71-round drums and 50-round “coffin” mags. After the war these were replace by a new 36-round traditional box magazine, and magazine well adapters were fitted to the guns which precluded the use of the larger mags. The new magazines were much more convenient to carry, less expensive, and more reliable. The name “Swedish K” com...

Political Hobbyists

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 06:29, Friday, 24 January

Really interesting article in the Atlantic about college educated people ruining politics.

Unlike organizers such as Matias, the political hobbyists are disproportionately college-educated white men. They learn about and talk about big important things. Their style of politics is a parlor game in which they debate the issues on their abstract merits. Media commentators and good-government reform groups have generally regarded this as a cleaner, more evolved, less self-interested version of politics compared with the kind of politics that Matias practices.

I disagree they are mostly college educated white men. There’s plenty of gender equality here. I was raised by parents who were very involved in their community. They were not political activists, but political involvement flows naturally from community involvement. While I’ve certainly been guilty of treating politics like sports (though, I hate all the teams), there&#...

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"Presentism"

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 00:26, Friday, 24 January

Concerning this class assignment in Boise, Idaho schools.

This is yet another example of "presentism": the belief that it makes good history to judge people of the past by current moral norms.  This implies that the norms of today are absolutes and persons of the 16th century should have known and followed our standards.  This implies an absolute standard of morality that no leftist would otherwise consider acceptable.  By the standards of 1950, we live in a depraved society.

The death count of Native Americans was huge, but largely the result of diseases brought inadvertently and unknowingly by the Europeans.  Deaths in war and slavery were a tiny fraction.  While tragic, these were not a moral failing, but ignorance of microbiology.

What is often forgotten is that European conquest of the Americas and Africa was often aided and abetted by native populations.  Cortez succeeded because Aztec human sacrifice of prisoners of war gave victim tribes a reason to help Cortez. Pizzaro arrive...

Yesterday

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Friday, 24 January

Was John Moses Browning Day.

I always forget, much to my shame.

Ugh... work is biting into my blogging inspiration time.  Sometimes, during downtime at work, I can dream up stuff.  No downtime.  Not lately.  Work work work.

I should be stockpiling canned goods.  For the Chinese Zombie Plague and all.  Tam is worried she might get this Szechuan Plague by taking a sip from someone's Corona bottle.  I worry too.  I'd hate to get a mouthful of thin Mexican yellow 'beer'.

Thanks to Bob, I think he might be right, and helped me out.  The movie I am thinking of is probably "The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton."  Of course it is hard to confirm.  Not copies available.

Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 24, 2019

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:46, Friday, 24 January

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.

 

The Gray Man Concept…You’re doing it wrong

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You may already have a list of resolutions started with the hopes of sparking a few new positive changes in your life. Although, instead of resolving to hit the gym more frequently or vowing to end late night snack sessions, include wildlife conservation to expand your view of what New Year’s resolutions should be about.

Wildlife Conservation Resolutions

You might be wondering, what is wildlife conservation exactly? Or, beyond this question, which resolutions can you make in order to have a positive impact on our natural ecosystems?

Wildlife conservation is the act of protecting anima...


If you want to test your fish finding skills and like to experiment with artificial lures, try crappie fishing in winter. Crappie are known for being freshwater nomads that move around lakes or rivers just as much during the winter as they do any other season of the year. However, that doesn’t mean that crappie are difficult to catch. You can have plenty of panfish fun during the winter months, just remember these crappie fishing tips.

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1. Use the right gear. Bring along a light or ultra-light spinning combo. In most situations, a 5 to 7-foot medium to slow action rod will work well for cold weather crappie fishing.

2. Switch to lighter line. When crappie fishing in winter, try using lighter line to help entice fussy crappies into biting. You may need drop the weight of your line down from six or eight-pound test to three or four-pound test...

And people were trying to kill you 🤔.  Haha holy this looks intense:

1:22 – NOOOOOoooo I hate when they don’t figure out a way to make it NOT look like blanks.  Ruins everything.

Thoughts?  ...

Complicated, but not as extra as he used to be:

I still wish he’d throw it back to the old days when he suffocation drills...

[SHOT 2020] Battle Arms T-34B.A.D. to the Bone New for Battle Arms Development is a foray into the AK world.  Fellow Nevadans Battle Arms Development and Rifle Dynamics have come up with a pretty cool Patriotic War-themed AK pistol.  Dubbed the “T-34”, the new pistol is made on a Rifle Dynamics RD 704 receiver with their 90 degree gas […]

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[SHOT 2020] XS Sights New Lineup

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 22:39, Thursday, 23 January

XS SightsXS Sights has been providing affordable aftermarket sights for both pistol and rifle products for years.  2020’s SHOT Show was no exception to this.  XS sights arrived on the scene with two new big dot options for DXT series of handgun sights and XTI offset AR15/AKM sights. XS DXT2 Handgun Sights The newest addition to the […]

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[SHOT 2020] Cabot GunsCabot: Modern Art on a Classic Canvas Ah, the SHOT Show lower level dungeon.  It can be a place of darkness and despair, filled with the noxious fumes of B.O. and burnt food court fare.  In this maelstrom, however are hidden gems.  Gleaming like a beacon through this gloom was the display of Cabot Guns […]

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I hooked it up to an external monitor and used the only magic that I remembered Fn +F4.  One of you reminded me of that.  As I was getting ready to sell it on eBay for parts, I realized that the external connector was unlikely to share much with the display panel, so I tried again.  This time it worked!  I wonder if I had a loose connector to the display.

I am thrilled because the laptop works for updating software through WiFi, unlike the version of linuxCNC on the desktop.  And the new ac1200 router is visible from the shop.  It is not blinding speed (7.2Mbps) but better than trying to move stuff on flash drives.

The desktop is a nice pretty quick antique with a 250GB hard drive. Someone on Craig's List will want it.

Hey, look!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 19:39, Thursday, 23 January


[SHOT 2020] New Rifles and Optics From Brownells

by Ray I. in The Firearm Blog at 20:12, Thursday, 23 January

Brownells BRN 180 rifleBrownells debuted a few new products at SHOT Show 2020. Their new 4x Carry Handle Optic, BRN-180 lower receivers, and What Would Stoner Do rifles. New Rifles and Optics From Brownells 4x Carry Handle Optic The Brownells Retro 4x Carry Handle Optic is a close replica to the original Colt 4x scope used on early AR-15 […]

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Local Dori Monson:

"The two suspects in this downtown shooting have been arrested 44 times with 20 convictions and 21 times with 15 convictions. Marquise Tolbert, the one with 20 convictions, had three felonies last year alone. You tell me how someone with three felonies in 2019 is walking around free and able to engage in a shootout that kills a woman and injures a bunch of other people, including a 9-year-old kid. Both Tolbert and William Tolliver, the other suspect, are just 24 years old. They both have previously been arrested and charged with drive-by shootings and unlawful possession of a firearm in 2018. So the courts knew full well that these were gun-toting gang members. Why did our justice system let them walk free?"

The area's Congresscritter opines:

"I pledge to continue doing everything I can to fight the gun lobby and its Congressional allies who stand in the way of commonsense gun safety and gun violence prevention measures."

Stuff clearing

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 17:13, Thursday, 23 January





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[SHOT 2020| Volquarten Summit 17 WSMVolquartsen is famous for making some pretty rad looking guns (at least in my opinion). At SHOT Show 2020 they’ve brought out the new Volquartsen Summit 17 WSM (Winchester Super Magnum) as well as two new Cerakote finishes for the Black Mamba rimfire pistol. The Black Mamba has received a facelift in the way of […]

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[SHOT 2020] SIG Unveils New Massive Lineup

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 17:09, Thursday, 23 January

SIGSIG SAUER showcased a massive new lineup at SHOT Show 2020.  On display were both military and civilian variants of SIG’s ever-growing lineup of firearms and accessories.  Of all the firearms on display, here’s what’s new to the SIG lineup. New SIG Cross Bolt-Action Rifle Released late in 2019, the CROSS is the newest bolt […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Aimpoint Comp M5B RDS Revealed

by Brannon LeBouef in The Firearm Blog at 16:40, Thursday, 23 January

Brannon LeBouef, of NOLATAC, takes a minute to speak with Aimpoint about their new COMP M5B. The Bravo means that it now has adjustable turrets that allow for bullet drop compensation instead of holdovers for their very popular line of COMP red dots. The COMP series takes a AA battery and has an estimated 50,000 […]

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[SHOT 2020] Rock River Arms MRK20 and 3G-11 Pistols

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 16:31, Thursday, 23 January

[SHOT 2020] Rock River ArmsRock River Arms is a Coal Valley, Illinois based firearms manufacturer that produces Pistols, Rifles, Uppers, Lowers and everything in-between. This year at Shot Show I was able to get a look at two new pistols still currently under development that should be debuting sometime this year. They’ve just introduced the Glock- Style Aluminum MRK20 […]

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[SHOT 2020] Geissele Super Precision Optic and mountThe Geissele Super Precision 1-6 x 28 Down at the end of Industry Day at the Range was Geissele with a ton of their rifles set up with various sighting devices.  Of most import was their new Super Precision 1-6 optic.  Mounted to the rifles with their Super Precision Magnified Optic Mount, it was fun […]

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[SHOT 2020] The Beretta 21A Bobcat CovertThe Beretta 21A Bobcat has been a long-time favorite of rimfire shooters and Beretta firearm fams alike. This year at SHOT Show they unveiled what many people have been itching for – a threaded barrel version of the 21A Bobcat. Soon you will be able to mount your .22 caliber suppressor to the end of […]

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[SHOT 2020] SOLGW Introduces the Broadsword

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 15:32, Thursday, 23 January

Sons of Liberty Gun Works, a boutique AR-15 manufacturer, has introduced the Broadsword at SHOT 2020. The Broadsword is a Precision Rifle Shooting focused AR-15. It is specifically designed as a law enforcement marksman rifle, that excels at short range high-pressure engagements. SOLGW Introduces the Broadsword, a PRS Focused AR-15 The Broadsword has two small, […]

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[SHOT 2020] The New Machined Aluminum Line from INFORCE

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 14:51, Thursday, 23 January

[SHOT] INFORCE Machined Aluminum LineINFORCE is a popular manufacturer of pistol and rifle mounted lights. Previously they have released several pistol mounted lights that featured polymer housings and 300-lumen lamps suited for duty and self-defense use. This year at shot they have announced 4 new products that will be coming out early this year in their all-new Machined Aluminum […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Leapers UTG Products to be Released Soon

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 14:09, Thursday, 23 January

[SHOT 2020] Leapers UTGLeapers UTG came to SHOT Show 2020 in full force with a whole host of new products for pistols, shotguns and rifles alike. I was able to walk through their booth and snap a couple of photos and pricing on some new products that should be hitting stores soon. Let us know down in the […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Affordable Yankee Hill Machine Silencers

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 14:01, Thursday, 23 January

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits the Yankee Hill Machine booth at SHOT Show 2020 and gets to scoop on new silencers, including modular cans with third party muzzle device compatibility, an integrally suppressed AR-15 upper, and more. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages […]

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SHOT Show 2020 Report

by Jacob in Wideners Shooting, Hunting & Gun Blog at 16:59, Thursday, 23 January

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Author: Jacob Long

Widener’s SHOT Show 2020 Report

It’s that time of year again. (NSSF) SHOT Show 2020 is in full swing at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV and Widener’s is bringing you all the action from the show floor. The gun industry is buzzing with new announcements, products, and breaking news. With more than 1,600 exhibitors there’s a lot to see and review in every category of the firearms industry. We’ll break up our report by product category for easy navigation ...

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Virginia SB 248: funding gun control groups with taxpayer money and killing off the first amendment [More]

Think of it as an ideological bullet fee.

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I Believe! Now What?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:22, Thursday, 23 January

You either believe in freedom or you don’t. It’s that simple. [More]
True enough.

The question then becomes what to do about it.  Since the topic here is "civil war," I have a simple question: Who are the leaders we who believe in freedom should follow?

A civil war, by definition, replaces the leadership.

At the time of the War of the Rebellion, they had the Continental Congress and the deliberative and judicial bodies of the several states. At the time of the War of Northern Aggression, they had the CSA.

Anybody see this credibly fleshed out anywhere? If so, please share.

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Whine.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:57, Thursday, 23 January

I am sick unto death with some exotic variety of SHOT crud. Panic is fueled by the fact that Vegas is knee deep in Chinese tourist celebrating the Lunar New Year.

I hope it's not Hunan Coriolisvirus.
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Here. Eeeeeeee 🤮:

BIG YIKES fellas...

Brownells AR-15

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:04, Thursday, 23 January

Brownells has released the BRN-180. Essentially, it eliminates need for a buffer tube when paired with the BRN upper receiver.

SHOT Show Editors Picks

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:01, Thursday, 23 January

From Jay at Shooting Illustrated. They keep coming out with new OZ9s. Maybe I should have waited. Nah.

Update on the PSA Glock

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:00, Thursday, 23 January

Mentioned earlier they were making Glock frames. Turns out, they’re making their own handgun that takes Glock magazines and is compatible with certain Glock parts. The trigger housing pin appears to be in the wrong spot so I’m guessing just the connector and trigger bar when it comes to triggers. Oh, and it’s under $300.

If it’s remotely reliable, they will sell a ton.

Interesting

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 07:58, Thursday, 23 January

Too soon

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 07:55, Thursday, 23 January

Rudy Giuliani plans to dump dirt on the corruption of the Bidens. I think you’re supposed to wait until he wins the primary.

Just 3?

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 07:54, Thursday, 23 January

The 3 biggest stories in America that the media wont report:

I can think of several more, such as weaponizing the IRS, the Biden’s in Ukraine, and Weinstein’s relationship with prominent Dems.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 07:53, Thursday, 23 January

[SHOT 2020] TacSol's Owyhee rifleowyhee .22 – 3.9lbs of compact awesomeness The biggest new release from Tactical Solutions (TacSol) is actually quite small.  Weighing in at only 3.9 lbs and breaking down just forward of the receiver, the Owyhee mates a Magpul Backpacker stock with TacSol’s new Owyhee bolt action receiver and barrel.  TFB’s Pete has done a more […]

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[SHOT 2020] CMC Unveils Ruger 10/22 Trigger Pack

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 11:43, Thursday, 23 January

Well known and highly regarded for their drop-in AR-15 and AR-10 triggers, CMC has now moved into the rimfire world. Their newest offering is a drop-in trigger pack for the Ruger 10/22. Guys I’ve gotta say I’m really excited about this. CMC Unveils Ruger 10/22 Trigger Pack I (along with 50,000 of my closest friends here […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Rifles and Shotguns from Savage

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 11:38, Thursday, 23 January

SavageSavage introduced expansions to their existing series of rifles, as well as a completely new Renegauge shotgun at this year’s SHOT Show.  These featured a wide variety of options in both lineups.  As well as a slew of new choices in both caliber, color, and configuration.  Savage looks to take the brand farther toward what […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Products & Rifles from Lantac USA

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:13, Thursday, 23 January

The latest and greatest from Texas-based Lantac USA at this year’s SHOT Show includes their new BMD2 blast mitigating muzzle device and their brand new 6.5 Grendel DMR and a 3-gun ready platform. BMD Gen2 The new BMD2 is available for pre-order now with units planning to ship in February. It features a quick detach, […]

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frangiblesNorma has introduced an entirely new line of ammunition that is perfect for an assortment of cartridges in close-up training drills. They debuted their Range & Training Frangibles at SHOT Show this year during the “Industry Day at the Range” so as many people could shoot them on steel as possible, and experience these frangibles […]

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[SHOT 2020] New ARs from Salient Arms

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 10:05, Thursday, 23 January

I swung by Salient Arms International’s booth at SHOT Show to get a look at two new AR-15s they are bringing to market early this year. First up is the new SAI GRY-L, a more affordable version of their current GRY AR. Here’s some of the GRY-L’s features: • SAI GRY Upper and Lower Receivers • SAI Proprietary […]

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Matthew Moss of TFB Reports: Meprolight describes their new Foresight optic as an Innovative Augmented Sight. Externally, it doesn’t look much different from Meprolight’s other red dot sights like the M5 Pro, but internally the hard and software is very different. The Mepro Foresight boasts the a number of features that stand out in the […]

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Federal FireStick (1)At SHOT Show 2020, besides the HammerDown lever-action rifle ammunition line, Federal Premium also introduced a new ignition system for muzzleloading rifles called FireStick. This system is designed to work with Traditions NitroFire series break action .50 caliber muzzleloaders. It consists of the FireStick unprimed roll-crimped plastic shell loaded with a black powder charge, the projectile […]

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IMO the Second Amendment has outlived it’s useful life and should be repealed. There, I said it.

Constitutional Lawyer‏ @Constit71567558
Tweeted on January 17, 2019
[If he were a real constitutional lawyer of any competence he would know repealing the 2nd Amendment was of little importance:

The right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose.’ This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed; but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress.

Chief Justice Morrison Waite
U.S. Supreme Court
U S v Cruikshank
92 U.S. 542 (1875)

It’s settled law.—Joe]

The Primary Election

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:00, Thursday, 23 January

Louisiana's primary election, for both Democrat and Republican will occur on April 3, 2020, and out Secretary of State has published the sample ballots for that election.  I am surprised to find that a number of people have qualified to run as Republicans in the presidential primary.

Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Republican

"Bob" Ely Republican

Matthew John Matern Republican

Donald J. Trump Republican

Bill Weld Republican

Interesting.  I've never heard of most of these guys.  Trump I've heard of, and I'll pull the lever for him.  I wonder what those other guys are thinking?

The police told us they had a tip about George but what we soon discovered was the tip to the police came from the Capitol police itself. [Watch]
That's been one of my concerns about snitch programs:
What if you’re a cop and getting a warrant might prove problematic? (It's not like we haven't seen prominent warrant “workarounds” at the highest law enforcement levels recently.) Calling in a tip could reduce a lot of red tape. (And it’s not like corruption up to and including planting guns is unheard of, even in cities with a “Crime Stoppers gun bounty” program.)
The guy handled himself well enough, but as a rule, there's a more advisable way
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A Matter of Perspective

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:04, Thursday, 23 January


I’m still scratching my head over here try to figure out how I’m a traitor to the Commonwealth…or the country for that matter or the constitution. [More
Then you're either a hopeless incompetent or a liar.

And I hadn't realized Pence was one, too.
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The Enemy Within

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:49, Thursday, 23 January


Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, sniffing with derision at DeSantis' E-Verify proposal, said, “It is something that the Florida Senate — or at least this administration — does not endorse.” His designated successor, agribusinessman Sen. Wilton Simpson, has been similarly opposed. [More]

And gun owners be damned!

Actually, for this snake, it's another payoff.

This shows what we can expect from most establishment Republicans when they no longer need us.
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Release the Kraken!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:36, Thursday, 23 January


300 Virginia inmates — some serving life — could soon be eligible for parole for the first time [More]

So they've demonstrated they can be trusted with guns?

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How Government Works

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:29, Thursday, 23 January


“Democrats have control, so let’s see what they can do with it,” Nixon said. "Let’s compromise, let’s work together. In order to run a self-sufficient government, you have to compromise.” [More]

He clearly doesn't understand. They take some of what's yours but not all.  Next time they take a bit more. See? "Compromise."

And as for sovereign immunity being"complicated," it's not. A monopoly of violence can do whatever it wants to you without consequence. What could be simpler?

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Baffle 'em with Bulls**t

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:02, Thursday, 23 January


3 laws that could cut homicides 36 percent and more numbers on guns in Virginia [More
So per Boston University's Claire Boine, "we" need to "prohibit people who have been convicted of violent misdemeanors from possessing guns, give authorities the discretion to reject concealed carry permit applications, and institute universal background checks"?

Like in Baltimore?

Advance to the Rear!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:40, Thursday, 23 January


A West Virginia senator is inviting the National Rifle Association to move to his state as lawmakers pursue gun-control measures in neighboring Virginia, where the group now has its headquarters [More]

I'd say consider the optics of our ostensible leaders doing that, but realizing "The NRA distanced itself from Monday's rally," I'd say they pretty much have taken care of that.

He's Got Somewhat of a Point

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:29, Thursday, 23 January


Adam Schiff: Americans are too stupid to decide elections [More]
Exhibit A: California's 28th congressional district...


Jim Simpson, author of "The Red/Green Axis," will be on The Bob Frantz Show today at 10:35 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern. [More]

Yeah, I know...what's this got to do with that "single issue"?


If Wishes were Fishes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:06, Thursday, 23 January


Ultimately, the egregiously and flagrantly unConstitutional Brady handgun Control Act of 1993 must be rescinded, repealed, or otherwise struck down with extreme prejudice. [More

And if it's not...?

Seal of Disapproval

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:59, Thursday, 23 January


A. 1. Any person who knowingly communicates, in a writing, including an electronically transmitted communication producing a visual or electronic message, a threat to kill or do bodily injury to a person, regarding that person or any member of his family, and the threat places such person in reasonable apprehension of death or bodily injury to himself or his family member, is guilty of a Class 6 felony. However, any person who violates this subsection with the intent to commit an act of terrorism as defined in § 18.2-46.4 is guilty of a Class 5 felony. [More]

So...sending this to Northam and the Democrats will be a no-no?
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Former Maryland cop charged with rape, attempting to infect victim with HIV [More]

It's like they go out of their way to attract maniacs and perverts.

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Close, but No Cigar

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:36, Thursday, 23 January


Bloomberg, and his anti-American cohorts were able to “buy” progressive control of the red state of Virginia in the 2019 elections. [More]

That's not what ultimately did the trick and it does no one any favors not to even mention the single greatest threat.  And then there's:

While working to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill... 

It's demonstrably a bit late by then...

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Nearly 5 Times As Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot In 2019 [More]

If that isn't justification for elite gun entitlements, I don't know what is.

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100 YEARS LATER, AND PROHIBITIONISTS STILL DON’T GET IT

by Mas in at 06:00, Thursday, 23 January

Throughout the year, we’ll be reminded that it’s the centennial anniversary of the great failed social experiment called Prohibition.  The Chicago Tribune, which is a longtime editorial supporter of “gun control,” recently published this editorial defending their opposition to Prohibition … Read more

Trijicon’s standard MRO is a go to for a quality red dot at an affordable price. Retailing about $380 to $430 the MRO has been well received in the current market.

Author D.S. really likes his vanilla MRO as he just wrote about the value proposition a standard MRO brings to the table.

The new HD version introduced at SHOT has some nifty new features, such as a toggle for single dot or circle dot reticle, and compatibility with a new magnifier… But at what cost?

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John Moses Browning: Born January 23, 1855

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Thursday, 23 January

I can’t do better than quote Tam, at View From The Porch, from 2011. Hats off, please… It would not be an exaggeration to divide the world of metallic cartridge firearms to the periods “Before Browning” and “After Browning”. This is the guy who invented the slide on the automatic pistol. Click that link for […]

Texans Are Still Armed

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Thursday, 23 January

Bad guys are still getting shot. HPD: Convenience store manager shoots ‘erratic’ man who claimed he had a gun. Investigators said the man was trying to get behind the cash register and claimed he had a gun on him. He told the manager to get out of the store and that’s when the manager walked […]

[SHOT 2020] Streamlight Rail Mounted Light – TLR RM1/RM2

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 09:43, Thursday, 23 January

Streamlight’s latest TLR7 lights have become a huge hit. Well they are taking that light format and are making a rail mounted version with features a shooter wants. Streamlight TLR RM1 The first thing you will notice about the RM1 is the back end of the light. Rather than the dual rocker switches, the RM1 […]

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One of the manufacturers attending this year’s SHOT Show Pop-Up Preview (held for one day only) was Washington state-based Icarus Precision LLC. They specialise in quality machine products not just in the firearms sector but also in the auto industry too. Icarus Precision were attending SHOT with their Accuracy, Control, enhanced (ACE) – a range of […]

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[SHOT 2020] Fiocchi Announces Blue Guardian Ammunition

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 09:25, Thursday, 23 January

Fiocchi, well known for its high-quality ammunition to suit whatever your need, has at SHOT unveiled its newest line of ammo. The Blue Guardian series is ...

norma mhpNorma has started off the year with a BANG! with their Norma MHP (Monolithic Hollow Point) by garnering adulation and strong attention from the shooting industry as a result of their all-copper construction projectile. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has awarded Norma a Golden Bullseye Award for being selected as Shooting Illustrated’s 2020 Ammunition Product of the […]

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There is a small innocuous little device at SHOT Show called the Noctis Pathfinder. It is a thermal fused digital night vision viewer. Yes you read that right, fusion. It shows both thermal and night vision. Thermal fusion is the best of both worlds. Proper thermal fusion is the combining of image intensification (night vision) […]

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[SHOT 2020] – IWI’s New Zion-15 Rifle

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 08:48, Thursday, 23 January

IWI US has unveiled their new rifle for Shot Show 2020 called the Zion-15. In recent years, IWI has been known to make the ACE rifle and pistol line along with the X95 and a number of various bullpup rifles and shotguns. IWI has decided to jump into the AR-15 market with their new Zion-15 […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James visits Aero to see their big SHOT Show unveiling of their as-yet-unnamed pistol caliber carbine AR-15. The carbine is going to be offered as a partially built lower for $150 all the way up to a complete rifle. It will be available in 9mm, 10mm, .40S&W and .45ACP, and […]

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Trijicon has came out strong at Shot Show with a number of new scopes along with the Ventus system. They’ve came out with a number of new scopes and reticle options for various needs. Starting out with their new Huron line, Trijicon offers 4 new Huron models ranging from 1-4×24 to 3-12×40. They all will […]

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[SHOT 2020] Midwest Industries Night Vision Tall Mount

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 08:13, Thursday, 23 January

Looks like Midwest Industries is getting into the night vision accessories market. To make it easier for the shooter using night vision a taller mount is the best. Refresh yourself with my night vision optic riser article. Midwest Industries night vision tall mount is the right height for use with helmet worn night vision devices. […]

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Zombacalyspe

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 06:14, Thursday, 23 January

"Coronavirus"

It's a good name.  Flows off the tongue.  

Yet another cover story for the zombie plague.  Don't worry gov't agencies are ON IT.  

The Zeds always start in China.  They think they've contained the Shamblors to just the one province, by locking it off.


And the mortality rate only doubles every week.  There is plenty of time.  Like 30 more weeks before the death toll top 9 billion.  Three dead the first week, six dead last week, up to 17 dead this week and it's only Thursday.  Doom!


And while outlooks on the topic of disease...  A head cold made the round here about a month ago.   And based on FB, it hit where you are too.  About the same time.  Nose flowing like a fountain but mildish.

Now, the flu, which is impacting people that got the season's flu shot, too, is hitting here.  And there.  This flu involves vomiting...

The Schiff Show Continues

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:43, Thursday, 23 January

Pencil-Neck Schiff continues his assault on the American republic.

Now, he's claimig that we can't possibly allow President Trump to stand for re-election because we can't be sure that the election will be fair.

Really, Adam?  What do you consider fair?  Massive voter fraud?  Illegals voting?  As long as the Democrats win, it's fair?

I recall Hillary Clinton asking Donald Trump is he would respect the results o the election.  And, since the election, the Democrats have been throwing a monumental hissy-fit because they lost.  It was Russia!  It was Ukraine!

No, Pencil Neck, it was the Electoral College, the greatest bit of political genius that the Founders put into the Constitution.  It was designed to work precisely the way it worked.  That's the way we elect Presidents.

Schiff deserves censure.  More importantly, he deserves ridicule.  He, along with Nadler, Schumer, and Pelosi deserve the contempt they have so richly earned.
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That was the end of my war

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 04:01, Thursday, 23 January

So you're a brit (well sort of, back in the day), and you get captured very near the end of the war.  What happens?  Well, if you are a Spitfire pilot name Peter During, you convince Jerry to give up.



This interview is from seven years ago.  That's a World Age for these men.

Take My Gun . . . Please!

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 04:45, Thursday, 23 January

With all due respect to Henny Youngman, King of the One-Liners, I mean exactly that in certain cases. We fight hard against any form of confiscation that denies us our natural right to keep and bear arms in self-defense. That includes opposing all the “red flag” laws so far enacted and proposed. None incorporate adequate […]

After the 2020 elections…

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Thursday, 23 January

Let us assume for now that Trump does win the 2020 elections in less than 10 months. That he defeats whatever Regressivist, whether it is Sanders, Biden or Warren (or even H Clinton or M Obama). And that the GOP retains the Senate and gains control of the House of Representatives.

What then? Certainly not utopia, or the glorious future that the conservative pundits and talk show hosts advocate. And definitely NOT the total collapse of the Fifty States and the destruction of the world (are we down to ten years now, for global warming to kill us all) that the Greens and others predict.

The fight for liberty – and the fight to see which group of statists to control us and steal that liberty – will continue. The Regressives will continue to try to control, to rule. Especially the Democrats as they now exist in 2020.

If the Democratic Party were rational, they would immediately begin rebuilding their party, moving to the center and at least pretending to reject their radical Tranzi, “Progressive” positions and platform. Things like universal, single-payer health care. “Free” highe...

Want a Smartphone for $150?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Thursday, 23 January

You will need to do a bit of work. The PinePhone starts shipping—a Linux-powered smartphone for $150. This initial “Braveheart” batch of devices is meant for “developer and early adopter” users, according to the Pine64 Store. The phone doesn’t come with an end-user OS pre-installed and instead only comes with a factory test image that […]

Why Antitank Rifles Were Not Sniper Rifles

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Thursday, 23 January

When talking about antitank rifles, I often hear people ask why such things were not fitted with telescopic sights and used as snipers’ rifles. So today, I figured I’d take a few minutes to explain the various reasons why…starting with why Carlos Hathcock’s scoped M2 Browning was not the same thing and does not apply to this question.

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Mugme street news

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 23:22, Wednesday, 22 January

I’ve written about what Barb calls Mugme street many times.

Today, just before 5:00 PM, about the time I used to cross the street at this corner to get to my bus for the ride home:

One person is dead and seven people were taken to Harborview Medical Center after a shooting Wednesday evening in downtown Seattle.

The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. near Third Avenue and Pine Street by the Macy’s and McDonald’s. Investigators said the suspect fled and police are searching for him. They did not immediately release a description.

I’m so glad neither of us work downtown any more.

You may know her as “Ali Upnorth,” a rising star in the freelance world of outdoor communicators. We are delighted that she, aka Ali Juten, contributes videos and stories to The WON regularly, especially focusing on the importance of the Project ChildSafe mission to promote firearms safety and education nationwide. However, you may not have heard of something else Ali wrapped her energies around last fall, called “HCC Outdoor Connect.” 

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When I moved from Hong Kong to the United States at 12 years old, I did not understand the obsession this country has with outdoor sports.

Vera Koo Most Unlikely Champion Horizontal2

Sponsored by Vera Koo

Years later, I now see why Americans put such value on sports.

Sports teach you endurance. They teach you emotional and physical stam...

[SHOT 2020] MIRZON’s Egonomic Grip Frames for SIG’s P320

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 00:11, Thursday, 23 January

Mirzon, a Washington state-based manufacturer, had their new Enhanced Grip Module for the SIG Sauer P320 and P250 on display at this year’s SHOT Show. Mirzon’s after-market frames for the popular SIG pistols offers a significant ergonomic upgrade. The Mirzon grip frames take advantage of the modular SIG design which allows users to simply swap […]

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[SHOT 2020] Mossberg MC2cWhats new from MOssberg New from Mossberg this year is a compact pistol, their MC2c.  With a 13 and 15 round magazine capacity, these pleasing pistols shot very well at range day.  MSRP is right around $490, and tritium sighted or manual safety models are also available.  Weight is 21oz, with a 3.9″ barrel.  Available […]

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[SHOT 2020] SHOT Show’s Simplest Pistol – from Altor Corp

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 23:50, Wednesday, 22 January

Every year at SHOT Show there are the hype guns, the long awaited guns, and the just plain cool guns. But sometimes we’re also treated to guns which are a little unusual, unconventional or outright odd. Well The single shot pistol from Altor Corp is certainly unusual and unconventional. Chambered in either .380 or 9x19mm […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Silencers From SureFire

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 23:01, Wednesday, 22 January

SureFire SOCOMAt SHOT Show 2020 SureFire debuted new silencers for both the SOCOM and RYDER series of silencers.  In true SureFire fashion, the new silencers look to build onto the existing SureFire lineup.  SureFire is accomplishing this by providing new options in both build material and caliber. SureFire RYDER 9-Ti2 First up is an expansion on […]

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Wednesday, 22 January

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That’s me!

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 22:36, Wednesday, 22 January

It’s possible I noticed this before but it’s hard to say. The Firearms Blog has a picture of me at the event which inspired Boomershoot: At the bottom of the post is a picture from the 1997 Blanchard Blast.

I stumbled across this while reading Deplatformed: How Big Tech Companies & Corporate America Subvert the Second Amendment (very well done). This post linked to PSA: Microsoft’s ban on using its services to promote guns. Having worked there, and my daughter still working there, this is extremely annoying. And that blog post led to the Microsoft Gun Club post where the picture was found.

Federal HammerDown (1)From the very beginning of the year, we have been covering the news of Vista Outdoor and particularly Federal Premium Ammunition. This year the company has released probably the largest amount of new products in the ammunition industry. And I am talking about not only additions to existing ammunition lines but also introductions of entirely […]

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[SHOT 2020] New Kimber K6s Target and More

by Rusty S. in The Firearm Blog at 22:23, Wednesday, 22 January

[SHOT 2020] Kimber K6s DASA TargetBIgger Kimber revolvers The two biggest new products at Kimber America this year were 4″ barreled K6s DASA revolvers with larger grips.  The first such model is called the K6s DASA “Target”.  Featuring an adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, the DASA Target weighs 25.5oz and has an MSRP of $989.00.  The other […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits with the guys at DSA to talk about their new Heavy FAL, a US-manufactured, spot-on clone of the Belgian FALO rifle (with a cameo from Ian of Forgotten Weapons). Also demo’d for this video is DSA’s Israeli clone M4 for those Tzahal enthusiasts out there. ««« GUN […]

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[SHOT 2020] MagPump AK-47 and Pistol Mag Loaders

by Ray I. in The Firearm Blog at 22:13, Wednesday, 22 January

Magpump Pistol Mag LoaderLoading mags are a pain, there’s no doubt about that. There’s a bunch of various pistol and rifle magazine loading contraptions out on the market, but most of them require you to load or align the ammo a certain way before you can push them into the magazine. Not with the MagPump, you simply load […]

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[SHOT 2020] A Name Change and New Products from Sun Optics

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 21:56, Wednesday, 22 January

I stopped by Sun Optics’ SHOT Show booth to find they are now known as SOUSA (Sun Optics USA – see what they did there?) With the new name comes a series of new ranges of optics including red dots and scopes. For now the company’s popular mounts will stay under the Sun Optics banner. […]

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[SHOT Show 2020] New PDWs! Maxim Defense MDX 508 & MDX 510

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 21:20, Wednesday, 22 January

maxim defense mdxMaxim Defense has broken into the firearms industry in a smashing fashion in recent years with their impressive collapsible braces as well as their PDX weapon system (as seen above). At SHOT Show 2020 they once again brought us something new with their Maxim Defense MDX series! This is a series of ultra-compact, PDW-style firearms, […]

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[SHOT 2020] Vape Pen or Suppressed Lifecard?

by Rusty S. in The Firearm Blog at 21:15, Wednesday, 22 January

[SHOT 2020] LifecardA firearm that can look like a phone or a vape Methinks someone at Trailblazer Firearms reads TFB.  Our own Nicholas C. Custom made a LifeCard .22 with threaded barrel in 2017, and this year it will be a factory option.  The new 1/2×28 threaded LifeCard stood out at Trailblazer’s booth.  When fitted with a […]

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The lack of profit motive means that nothing is kept operational.  I installed linuxCNC variant of Debian a couple years back on the now dead laptop and a few months ago in my VM under Windows.  I reinstalled the same ISO on this very fast Dell desktop connected to an Ethernet cable while waiting for a USB wifi that works with Linux.  The same version as under my VM, but apt-get update fails because the debian-security Release repository is expired.  Synaptic Package Manager can no longer see emacs, ddd, FileZilla and other useful utilities, even though it is still working on my VM.  Nor does anyone on the various Linus and linuxCNC forums seem to have a clue.

Just to be sure, I ftped the /etc/apt/sources.list file from the VM to my website, loaded it in my browser and copied it into the misbehaving Linux.  Nothing changed.

Censorship in the Age of Big Tech

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:14, Wednesday, 22 January

F*c*book alone will decide what you can know. Eric Ciaramella Is the ‘Whistleblower’ and Other Things You’re Not Allowed to Say. Three weeks ago, I posted to Facebook a link to a post by Instapundit, and discovered that it is “coordinating harm and promoting crime” to name Eric Ciaramella, despite the fact that he is […]

Ruger Leather Magazine PouchesCustom Leather is a Canadian manufacturer of leather hunting and law enforcement accessories. Custom Leather is licensed to manufacture leather hunting accessories for Ruger and this year at SHOT 2020 they’ve released two Ruger Leather Magazine Pouches. One pouch is specifically designed to hold 3 BX-1 10-round rotary magazines while the other is a fully […]

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In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show 2020 coverage, James talks to John Hollister of Sig Sauer about the company’s NEW 3D printed silencers for pistols and rifles in Inconel and titanium. The pistol models will be made in 9mm and .45 calibers, and they are going to be completely modular, allowing the user to […]

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[SHOT 2020] POF USA P19 Pistol, Rogue Rifle and Rebel22 Rimfire Pistol (1)POF USA‘s SHOT Show booth was crowded as usual. And the reason is they simply always have new and innovative products. This year, in addition to the Minuteman rifle that was introduced a couple of months ago, POF USA also brought the following new products: Rebel22 rimfire pistol, Rogue rifle and pistol, and P19 pistol. […]

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Rock Island Armory ShotgunsAt SHOT Show 2020, Armscor, the parent company of Rock Island Armory debuted a few new shotguns as well as a compact double stack 1911 and tactical rifle chambered in 22 TCM. New Shotguns and More From Rock Island Armory The Philippine based gun manufacturer is known for their budget priced firearms, particularly 1911s. However, […]

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[SHOT 2020] New FN SCAR20S and 509 Compact

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 17:15, Wednesday, 22 January

FN SHOT 2020FN unveiled two new additions to its civilian lineup at this year’s SHOT Show.  In an effort to add even more range to the SCAR20s, FN released a new variant chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.  The FN 509 series also received a new addition with the FN 509 Compact. FN SCAR20S 6.5 Creedmoor With the growing […]

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Speaking of Not Relevant Anymore

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:13, Wednesday, 22 January


Can our heads be any further apart?


I stipulate, based on what motivates, I'm clearly the oddball here.

Criminal Prosecutor

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:30, Wednesday, 22 January


Want Hope that Schiff and Soros Might Go Down? Look to Missouri where a Soros-Funded Prosecutor Is Set to Plead Fifth for Secret Work with Lawyer-Politician [More]

I'd expect reality to end up being more localized and less sensational, but I'm willing to be surprised.

[Via several of you]

Peter, Paul, & Mary on The Jack Benny Program

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:51, Wednesday, 22 January

This is hilarious, and really shows the depth of both Benny as well as the group.  They sing one of their regular songs, but then after some banter with Jack they sing a song they wrote about his background and cheapness ("Waukegan").  Jack then invites them to his house to sing a really horrible song that he wrote.  The whole thing is really, really funny.

It's also a blast from the past.  As they say, the Past is a foreign country because they do things differently there.

Gun Control is Legislative Priority in Washington State

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 12:42, Wednesday, 22 January

 

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Raining iguanas

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:33, Wednesday, 22 January

In Florida, all the global warming made it cold. So, iguanas are falling from the trees.

Lobby day crowd estimates

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:32, Wednesday, 22 January

From John. Regardless, it’s likely more have attended than all Moms Demanding Action events combined.

And because they are effective

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:29, Wednesday, 22 January

I legit laughed

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:28, Wednesday, 22 January

Good idea

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:27, Wednesday, 22 January

The concept of having a lever gun in the same caliber as a revolver is appealing. This looks like a good choice for lever actions.

SHOT stuff I found interesting

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:26, Wednesday, 22 January

Laugo Arms Alien Pistol, the lowest bore axis in the world. Looks like it’d save wear and tear on an optic too.

Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW Pistol and SBR

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:20, Wednesday, 22 January

[SHOT 2020] SureFire XR1 & XR2 Rechargeable Pistol Lights

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 15:18, Wednesday, 22 January

Last year SureFire showed off a couple of lights. Unfortunately they never made it out to the public. The XR1 and XR2 were some of these lights as well as the highly anticipated XLV2. The XLV2 is available now for purchase while the XR1 and XR2 are almost complete. XR1 vs XR2 The SureFire XR1 […]

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[SHOT 2020] IWI Z-15 (Zion-15) AR-15 Rifle; 100% US Made

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Wednesday, 22 January

In this episode of TFBTV, James discusses the new IWI Z-15 with Jeremy from IWI. James previously covered this breaking story earlier this month. The rifle is IWI USA’s first AR-15 to be produced in the US. Check out the earlier story here. Or check it our below: With SHOT Show around the corner, news, […]

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[SHOT 2020] BFSIII 10/22 Binary Trigger from Franklin AmoryFor SHOT Show 2020 Industry Day at the Range, Franklin Armory brought out their new BFSIII 10/22 Binary Trigger. Binary triggers have been popular for AR shooters for quite some time with Franklin releasing their eight previous binary triggers over the past 5 years. Franklin sure knows how to make a splash (or maybe a […]

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[SHOT 2020] ELEY Enters Centerfire Pistol Cartridge Market

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 11:55, Wednesday, 22 January

At SHOT today, ELEY, the well-regarded makers of 22LR precision rifle ammunition unveiled their first foray into centerfire cartridges with both a 9 Major offering and a 38 Super Comp offering. ELEY has a long history of making high-performance precision cartridges for competition, and they’re bringing that expertise to centerfire cartridges. Competition shooting was at […]

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[SHOT 2020] Revolutionary Roller Locks REV-5

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Wednesday, 22 January

Last summer we got a glimpse into some Revolutionary Rollerlocks. Well they are here at SHOT Show and have a final product. As you can see in the photos it is more modular and their REV5 has evolved. Removable lower hand guard (options available) Removable rear optics base (options available) 6061-T6 Aerospace quality extruded aluminum […]

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saint edge evacSpringfield Armory has turned a lot of heads when they announced at SHOT Show their SAINT Edge PDW chambered in 5.56mm NATO, but a nearly equally exciting product announcement has been their SAINT Edge EVAC! This is an AR pistol platform that boasts the ability to fold and break it down into a compact footprint […]

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[SHOT 2020] JSD Supply 80% Sig P320 and P365JSD Supply is a Pennsylvania based company that manufactures 80% Firearm Frames and aftermarket pistol slides, barrels and parts kits. Their latest two additions to their line of products are their 80% trigger pack inserts for the SIG P320 as well as the SIG P365 which will be coming out later this year as they […]

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[SHOT 2020] Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 13:33, Wednesday, 22 January

Defense DDM4 PDWDaniel Defense unveiled their new DDM4 PDW at SHOT 2020.  Chambered in 300 Blackout, the new PDW is built for out of the box reliability in two configurations.  On display at the Daniel Defense booth were both the pistol and SBR variants. The Daniel Defense PDW comes with either a Maxim Defense CQB Pistol Brace […]

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A moment from Richmond

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 10:11, Wednesday, 22 January

(Heard about at OldNFO's place, image snagged from the daily timewaster)

The flag of Hong Kong flying at the Richmond Rally on Monday. Read about it at the daily timewaster.

Drug shortages

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 09:47, Wednesday, 22 January

(Via the Mailing List That Shall Not Be Named)

There have been stories about drug shortages in the media for some time now. If you want to be frightened, here's a link to the FDA site that tracks such things. If you go through the list, you're going to see drugs "currently in shortage" that should make you raise that eyebrow.

Forewarned is forearmed.
A judge on Tuesday handed down a 4 1/2-year prison sentence to a former Cleveland police officer who admitted to urinating on a 12-year-old girl after she refused to get in his car at a school bus stop. [More]
And he seemed so suited to what the job calls for...

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Toy Story

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:24, Wednesday, 22 January

Fake guns that look too much like the real thing are now banned in New Jersey under a new law that seeks to prevent police from mistakenly shooting people carrying toy firearms. [More]
Feel safer yet?

How did some of us survive childhood?

Closing the 'No Database' Loophole

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:12, Wednesday, 22 January

A new federal gun control bill calls for banks and credit card companies to provide transaction data to the feds on some firearms purchases. [More]
Be aware, but don't spend too much energy at this point:


What Do You Target on a Blob?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:01, Wednesday, 22 January


The Very Definition of Tyranny: The Modern Administrative State [More]
And best of all no one can be held accountable!

You'll either love "Brazil" and consider it genius or scratch your head after a few minutes and go "WTF?"

I'm in the former camp and even think Robert DeNiro did a good job -- and one he should have learned from.
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Sleeping with the Enemy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:34, Wednesday, 22 January


When I mentioned to my liberal wife... [More]

Sorry, bud.  You disqualified yourself from serious consideration right out of the starting gate.

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Real Reporting

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:30, Wednesday, 22 January


I've read this damn thing twice now and watched the video, and I'm still not sure what happened. [More]

I'm guessing the victim was outside and somehow got into an altercation with a suspect who shot him, and the sheriff's office is now implying that was justifiable.

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Homicide numbers confirm that 2019 was most violent year in history [More]
Hey, maybe the agenda-spinners can compare them to Japan next...

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That spurred a black Democratic senator from the city to call out her Republican colleague for looking at the issue of crime through the perspective of a “privileged” white man. [More]

Funny, who the one is trying to keep her constituents from being killed...

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A Public/Private Partnership

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:05, Wednesday, 22 January


This story is part of the project “The Battle for the Constitution,” in partnership with the National Constitution Center. [More]

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R.I.P. Terry Jones

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:57, Wednesday, 22 January

In High School I was a huge Monty Python fan.  That's continued to this day, even to re-writing a scene from their classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Terry Jones co-wrote that, but has sadly passed away at 77 from dementia.

This scene, where he explains the Scientific Method to a bunch of villagers is shockingly applicable to how climate science is done today.



The world is a less funny place today.

SAINT Edge PDWSpringfield Armory always brings us something new (if not multiple new items) every SHOT Show, and this year is no different. One of the most exciting firearms from “Industry Day at the Range” at SHOT Show was their New SAINT Edge PDW chambered in 5.56mm NATO. This incredibly compact firearm boasts a lot of quality […]

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[SHOT 2020] TNVC DTNVS, Artemis and Accessories

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 08:59, Wednesday, 22 January

TNVC has a bunch of new products at SHOT Show 2020. They have two new night vision goggles, a compact an affordable micro infrared laser and some upgrades for those who like to run a packback for your NODs. Artemis BNVG-E The most intriguing for me was the Artemis BNVG-E. As soon as I saw […]

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