Thursday, 25 April

11:55

4/23/19 Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/picture-emerges-of-well-to-do-young-bombers-behind-sri-lankan-carnage-idUSKCN1S00G2 reports that the bombers in Sri Lanka were from well to do homes and well educated. 

“Most of the bombers are well-educated, come from economically strong families. Some of them went abroad for studies,” Wijewardene told a news conference.

It is an article of faith to the left that it is the grinding poverty of the Islamic world, caused by American support of the Israeli "colony" that causes this. The refusal to look at how Islam's hostility to capitalism impoverished them is a serious problem.

Optional Reality

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:21, Thursday, 25 April

4/25/19 New York Post https://nypost.com/2019/04/25/rabbi-blasts-ilhan-omar-for-promoting-idea-jesus-was-palestinian/amp/ reports that the Congresswoman from Minnesotastan is claiming Jesus was not Jewish, but Palestinian.  Why should reality be required of a Democrat?

…there’s always a fee. er…fine. Tax, maybe.


Curiously, Nadler, fellow Democrats and most of the DSM contained their outrage and instead provided cover for the Obama administration’s obstruction of justice in the Operation Fast and Furious investigations conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. [More]
If Trump does it, heads must roll! But using executive privilege to cover their own real crimes is just fine and only a c...

Seek, and Ye Shall Find

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:49, Thursday, 25 April

Germany: Asylum-Seekers Brutally Assault Passersby Out Of ‘Boredom’, Get Away With Light Sentences [More]
I'd say in a sane world that would be grounds for immediate deportation, but in a sane world, they wouldn't be there in the first place.

[Via Michael G]

Resistance is futile?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:01, Thursday, 25 April

By Nathan Barton

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NEW Wilson Combat 5″ EDC X9L Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 25 April

Wilson Combat has released the longer, 5″ barrelled version of their EDC X9 pistol. The new handgun is called EDC X9L. Just like its shorter barreled sibling, the EDC X9L is also chambered in 9x19mm and feeds from the same double stack 15-round magazines. The below-embedded animated image shows the differences between these two pistols. The frame […]

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Intro: I have been shooting different models of Steyr SBS rifles for over 10 years and have enjoyed each one. They have smooth and robust actions, good triggers, reliable magazines, and a well-designed safety/bolt release.  On top of all that they have all shot very well. I attribute that fact in large part to their […]

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08:55

Of course we will get strict nationwide gun regulations. We will subjugate Insurrectionist Gunloving maniacs like you.

David Hluchy @davehluchy
Tweeted on April 20, 2019
[It’s good to have such people finally come out and admit what we always knew. It will be useful at their trial.

Enjoy your trial David Hluchy.—Joe]


What do you think Pol Pot would have done with "Middlebury administrators"? [More]

[Via Michael G]

Eve of Destruction

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:11, Thursday, 25 April

H712 would allow police to destroy confiscated or surrendered firearms [More]
Destruction for its own sake...

Laboring Under a Delusion

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Thursday, 25 April

A woman “claiming to be the Messiah” who threatened to blow up a California church on Easter Sunday while carrying her baby and a gun is a former digital producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in San Diego. [More]
The headline implication is a bit deceptive -- her issue isn't that she's a "liberal," but that she appears to manifest many signs associated with delusional disorder. Such people can retain intelligence and have an answer for everything that turns back on the problem being within those who challenge their beliefs. If you really want to get lost down this rabbit hole, check out her Facebook page and YouTube feed.

More than anything, this is sad. Perhaps there are medications that would need monitoring to ensure prescriptions are followed and perhaps there are not. Some people are broken and cannot be fixed because "we" just don't know h...

The Wrong Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Thursday, 25 April

Should Natural Born Citizenship Be a Requirement for All Federal Elected Offices? [More]
This presupposes the flaw is with the Constitution.

[Via Mack H]

History in the Making

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:36, Thursday, 25 April

Let’s be clear: This is overt political propaganda being scooped into the most capable students’s minds under the guise of education. [More]
Let's be clear: The minds behind this want you gone.

[Via Mack H]

According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, 34-year-old Christopher Childers is facing fourth-degree assault charges for trying to hurt his fellow female police officer with a department-issued taser. [More]
Not only more trustworthy than you and me, but evidently a lot braver, too.

And not to pick nits, but wouldn't it just be "fellow police officer" unless Christopher was a female, too?

[Via bondmen...
A New Jersey police officer and a New York City high school teacher are among 16 men who allegedly tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. [More]
Sick. He couldn't just demand it at traffic stops like normal "Only Ones"?

[Via bondmen...
Man pretending to be ICE agent allegedly handcuffed California construction workers, demanded ‘court fees’ [More]
As stated before, you never know when you might have to prove you had reason to doubt authenticity...

[Via bondmen]...
Denver Police Department swears in a horse for the first time in history [More]
Nice to see how seriously they and the idiot fawning DSM take the oath.

[Via bondmen]
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Apportioning the Blame

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:50, Thursday, 25 April

To NRA or Not to NRA [More]
If the house of cards collapses, it will be because of top-down rot and also because of the apathy and inaction that allowed the Lairds to run unchecked.

UPDATE: Bear says pull the plug.

As an aside, I wish family matters didn't preclude me going to Indy this weekend.  I'm really curious to see if Wayne and Chris will be challenged when they're trying to read their speeches. I wonder if anyone trying to do so will be shut down and ejected, and who any boos or cheers will be directed at. I also wonder if all the Ack-Mac flacks will be there due to the lawsuit.

Concepcion-West is facing a felony charge (includes petit theft and cheating or gross fraud) for failure to pay a $1.25 toll.  [More]
I'll certainly sleep more soundly knowing he's a "prohibited person." How 'bout you?

[Via Neil W]

RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING YOUNG PROGRESSIVES [More]
And their site is registered with a proxy in Toronto, meaning they are "colluding" with foreigners to influence elections in the U.S.? That's not very "transparent."

Oh, look: Usual suspects.

[Via Tristan M]

Much Ado about What, Exactly?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:05, Thursday, 25 April

Texas Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Firearm “Silencers” and End Support for Federal Enforcement [More]
Meaning they'll still be "illegal."

And good luck with Dennis Bonnen.  Prediction: If he does end up making a show of support it will be because he knows it won't alter reality but he can still exploit it to build back some "pro-gun" creds.

[Via Wynn A
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Rainy Wednesday

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:35, Thursday, 25 April

Wednesday morning, after my visit to Indy Arms Co, I headed downtown to pick up some processed film at Roberts Camera.

My order wasn't supposed to be ready until noon, so I figured I'd grab a little lunch on the way down. I stopped at Goose the Market, but the little enoteca in the basement didn't start serving until noon. Down to Mass Ave it was, then. After orbiting the block twice trying to find a parking spot close to The Eagle, I gave up and parked a block north and walked down.

I passed the same homeless dude sitting on the sidewalk near Bru Burger that Bobbi and I had encountered on Saturday. This time he had his cat out of its carrier and napping in his lap. He greeted me as I walked past...

The wait at The Eagle was going to be fifteen minutes, and so I jogged across the street to Louie's Wine Dive instead. When I left the restaurant, it had started to rain and, walking back to the car, dude was still sitting out there with his cat.

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Virginia to Honor Mass Murderer

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:07, Thursday, 25 April

The Commonwealth of Virginia, where statues of Confederate heroes like Lee and Jackson have recently been removed, is about to erect a monument in downtown Richmond to Nat Turner, the leader of an 1830 slave rebellion.

Richmond Times-Dispatch story

Not everyone thinks this is appr...

Even Matt Taibbi Says It Was All Bunk

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:28, Thursday, 25 April

When Progressive Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone says the Mainstream Media screwed up royally and Trump was in the right, that is really something remarkable!

You know what was fake news? Most of the Russiagate story. There was no Trump-Russia conspiracy, that thing we just spent three years chasing. The Mueller Report is crystal clear on this.

He didn’t just “fail to establish” evidence of crime. His report is full of incredibly damning passages, like one about Russian officialdom’s efforts to reach the Trump campaign after the election: “They appeared not to have preexisting contacts and struggled to connect with senior officials around the President-Elect.”

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This is like me as a teenager playing hoops against the day camp kiddies. https://t.co/qNJDSTR2pV

— JWF (@JammieWF) April 25, 2019

You Thought Your Week Was Bad

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:17, Thursday, 25 April

<p.Whenever I think I'm having it tough, I read what AC has been up to. Walkabout: Sketchy Launch. Adaptive Curmudgeon who usually lives in the frozen north, recently took a trip to warmer climates. Things didn’t start out well. First his dually Dodge had the tires freeze together from ice and mud. I put on […]

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Thursday, 25 April

I don’t think things turned out as he hoped they would. Police: Brunswick homeowner shoots suspected intruder. A Brunswick homeowner confronted and shot a man accused of trying to break into his home Monday evening, authorities said. The guy who got shot ran off, but cops found him a short distance away. He had to […]

Self-defense: Hip-hop Edition

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Thursday, 25 April

Did he think he was in New Jersey? This happened in Texas. Rapper Bun B Shoots Suspected Armed Home Intruder Who Threatened His Wife at Gunpoint: Reports. Houston Police told KTRK that Bun B’s wife, Queenie, answered the door at around 5:45 p.m. yesterday to find a masked man holding a gun on the other […]

Q&A #27: From PDWs to Constant Recoil

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 25 April

For this month’s Q&A, we go back to a wide variety of questions, without a single specific theme. They are:

0:00:30 – Rifle, pistol, and machine gun for a modern squad
0:04:35 – Favorite non-firearm historical site
0:08:50 – What is my daily schedule like?
0:10:47 – Advantages of toggle locking systems
0:12:05 – Best PDW
0:13:40 – Can there be a comeback of Gyrojet/rocket ball ammunition?
0:15:50 – Collaboration with Time Ghost?
0:17:15 – Coverage of aerial guns
0:19:05 – Video backlog
0:22:00 – Could 6mm Lee Navy have worked with modern powder and steel?
0:23:10 – Helical magazines
0:24:35 – Restoration of rifle importation?
0:28:50 – Berthier rifles with manual safeties
0:30:01 – Book on Broomhandle Mausers (Le...

The Empty Bank

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 08:19, Thursday, 25 April

I share the frustrations of the hardline crowd that the GOP is feckless and not willing or able to accomplish anything for us. But what got us here isn’t that we didn’t shout “no” loud enough. We didn’t end up here because we’re not pure enough. That’s always what religious zealots turn to when disaster strikes. It’s a natural human reaction. But it usually leads to doing the wrong thing.

Our opponents are very wealthy and effectively have unlimited monetary resources at their disposal. A commenter pointed out, “Personally I think that anti-gun groups are going for small wedge issues like bump stocks and ghost guns, precisely to drive a wedge into the gun rights movement.”

That’s exactly what they are doing, and they are doing it very well. The trick to quashing gun culture is to extinguish new trends before they have a chance to take hold. This is basically what they did with Machine Guns back in the 30s. If you want to understand why I’m not big on fighting tooth and nail for bump stocks, it’s because it’s an extension of a fight we lost almost a century ago. If we’re honest with ourselves, b...

TFB Review: Summit Precision 10/22 Carbon Barrel

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 25 April

Carbon fiber wrapped barrels seem to be all the rage for the past several years. Proof Research has led the market with their carbon fiber precision barrels. Even Volquartsen has been making carbon fiber barrels for 10/22 but they cost almost as much as a brand new 10/22. Summit Precision has come out with their […]

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NEW OPTIC: Trijicon SRO Reflex Sight For Pistols

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 07:21, Thursday, 25 April

Check out Trijicon dropping some reflex bombs ahead of the NRA Annual Meeting that starts in just a few short hours. As good as pistol reflex optics like the RMR are, they have an inherent field of view limitation. Without carrying a proverbial soup can on top of your favorite CCW, the window/sight picture is […]

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New S&W Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ Pistols

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Thursday, 25 April

Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center have launched three new models of the M&P380 Shield EZ. The new pistols come with a premium set of features including a ported barrel, flat face trigger, lightening cuts and three parts colour options. Here’s what Smith & Wesson have to say about the new pistols: Performance Center today announced […]

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Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 2]

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 25 April

As we have seen in one of our previous articles, FSA had serious intentions to benefit from remote-controlled devices: RCWSs and Combat Robots are on the top of the list. In this article, we will shed light on two other devices that are made by FSA and deployed in their front lines. PKMT Cart This is […]

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05:55

Woke Forest

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:35, Thursday, 25 April

University hosts no-whites-allowed faculty and staff listening sessions — to promote inclusivity [More]
Can other "private" businesses do that, too, and maybe reverse polarity?

No?

"Progressives."

Opposite Day.

Hmmm... "federal funding." I wonder if that could be impacted...

And nice to see the communist bellyachers are up to 278 Twitter followers.

Yow. Pretty well-heeled commies at that, or at least their parents are.

That Depends

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:20, Thursday, 25 April

These are the U.S. states most and least dependent on the gun industry [More]
I'm sure they're trying to evoke some kind of conclusion here, but I'll be damned if I can figure out what except to bolster "progressive" wishful thinking that guns are losing popularity. I have to confess I've never really thought of state "dependency" outside of urging manufacturers to tell gun-grabbers to go to hell and good luck arming their "Only Ones."

I'm actually surprised the industry is as vigorous as it is, not just because of all the political and regulatory obstacles it has to navigate, but because guns are such durable and lasting products if properly maintained. Then again, I've never been a "gun person" as much as a "rights person." That's why you don't see product reviews or training tips and the like -- they're not my niche. The "animating contest" for me does not take place at a range.

With police decals that meld into the cruiser’s white paint job and emergency light bars that are concealed on the inside of the windshield, these police cars — unless you look closely — could be mistaken for just another Ford Taurus on the road, giving impaired drivers a false sense of security. [More]
Or giving unimpaired drivers legitimate justification for suspecting they're about to be victimized by Fauxnly Ones and reacting accordingly.

This "trend" needlessly endangers all parties concerned.

[Via Mack H]...

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this 2-part series, “Best Personal Gun Accessories and Gear for 2019,” Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop. For Part 2, Tactical Gun Accessories, I looked to several well-known companies, as well as online stores to find practical, tactical gun accessories. 

She Shoots 2 is sponsored by CrossBreed Holsters

Lasers and lights

Let’s start with lasers. Lasers can be used in low light situations, or are especially...

It’s been a long winter, well maybe not, but to me every winter drags on as if it’s never going to end. But the good news is warmer weather, sunnier days and greener forests have finally arrived which means it’s time to get out your camping gear and head back into the woods.

Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned camping veteran, here are some tips to get you back in the swing of the great outdoors.

1- Make sure your gear us updated and good to go before leaving the house

Get out your camping gear at home and check for rips, tears and things that need to be replaced. Tents especially get beat up with all the taking down and putting up over the years, so make sure you don’t have a leak before you’re out in the woods with the rain. Also, make a checklist of things you need to bring each time and laminate it. This will make packing for your next trip less stressful and time consuming.

Camping

2- Refill your propane tanks

Whether you’re in a camper or using propane to cook on a stove, ass...

I can't give up the struggle.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:19, Thursday, 25 April

Listening with half an ear to Mary Lou Retton's daughter on the TV in the other room, as she talks about the time in her life when she acknowledged the "enormity" of what her mother did.

I understand that the course of language has shifted in its banks and the meaning of the word is effectively different now, but pedants like me have to sit and wonder for a moment what monstrous evil the spunky medalist had performed.
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Strange Times, Stranger Bedfellows

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:44, Thursday, 25 April

Let's go over some of the greatest hits of former congresswoman Cynthia "Slugger" McKinney (Crazy-GA):

For whatever reason, she'd fallen largely off my personal lolcow radar for a while, but she popped up out of the ground clutter again by, of all things, being a guest on an internet nazi podcast (cue Jake: "I hate internet nazis.") Because if there's one thing that the kookiest fringes of the Left and Right can agree on, it's the joooo...

ATF flouts 5th Amendment

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 05:51, Thursday, 25 April

I guess that chewing at the Second isn't enough:

A US judge gave the cops permission to force people's fingers onto seized iPhones to see who could unlock them, a newly unsealed search warrant has revealed. 
Specifically, Judge Judith Dein, of the federal district court of Massachusetts, gave agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the right to press Robert Brito-Pina's fingers on any iPhone found in his apartment in Boston. The bloke was suspected to be trafficking guns, hence the application for a search warrant. In fact, anyone nabbed at the property would be forced to use their fingers to unlock any cellphones seized at the home, according to the court filing.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence...

I've never shot at a squirrel.  But I have looked at squirrels.

Look at this fat bastard here.   That's a resident of Indiana, that squirrel.

I've noticed...  this one in Indy, and also on my visits to Ohio...  The squirrels on THAT side of the Appalachians are bigger.  And redder.  On this side the squirrels are a lot more gray.  And slightly smaller.  And we have some with black fur.  Perhaps even smaller, they.

Truly a noticeable difference.

I seem to recall similar gray style east coast squirrel during my stint in the Florida panhandle, but can't bet my life on it.  Gray, like east coast varieties, in SW Virginia and SE Virginia.  In Pennsylvania too, both east side and nearer Pittsburgh, but I think the I79 corridor they are starting to change...    But man, get to the flat lands past the hills and west and Red and Fat is the squirrel byword.

I wonder, if, with concerted effort, one could import enough of one variety or another to opposite territories and successfully have one v...

F*c*book Steals Contacts from 1.5 Million People

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:41, Thursday, 25 April

I am even more convinced that F*c*book is evil and must be destroyed. Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent. These 2 things are really all you need to know. A security researcher recently noticed Facebook was asking some new users to provide their email passwords when they signed […]

02:55

These have been up in the pantry for quite a while, because they’re special and I sort of saved them for a treat. But I happened to notice last week that some packaged food Big Brother sent me a long time ago…


…was already well past its best by date and not the sort ...

One of these heroes again: “ACHKSHULLY OFFICER IT’S A PISTOL IT’S NOT A RIFLE” 🙄:

To each their own, but I’d prefer to not do anything during my lifetime that would elicit the response of seven police officers all full...

This is peak… peak a lot of words:

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Wednesday, 24 April

22:55

Speeds, Feeds and Ballistics 40S&W — I Shot My Chronograph

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 19:23, Wednesday, 24 April

Another episode of Speeds, Feeds and Ballistics this time with 40S&W. Much like the first video of testing 10MM through a pistol and carbine we put 40S&W through the same test. But this time I have a little bit of a surprise for everyone and no it is not the fact that I shot my chronograph.

So what do you think is the ideal barrel length for 40S&W? Leave your comments below.

Stay tuned to dayattherange.com for the 9mm comparison

18:55

Being Anti-abortion Is Pro-hate in Germany

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:31, Wednesday, 24 April

You MUST hold only the approved opinions or be denounced. I know it’s in German, try Google Translate (or Microsoft Translate.) Ja mei, der Franz. He built a chapel on his favorite spot in 2008, to morn the losses to abortion. When he compared the millions killed to the Holocaust he was charged with hate […]

More Anti-police BS from Hollywood

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:39, Wednesday, 24 April

A new “Police Procedural” called Red Line will focus on white cops shooting unarmed blacks in Chicago. Very in tune with The Narrative™ but not 100% in line with reality. Take Easter Weekend, for example. 4 killed, 25 hurt in Easter weekend gun violence. HeyJackass! has the complete stats. Right now, those stats list the […]

NEW Hornady A-Tip Bullets

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 17:16, Wednesday, 24 April

Sitting here in my hotel room just a day ahead of the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Hornady just announced their new A-Tip Bullets. When it comes to long-range precision shooting, one of the keys to success is consistency.  The shooter that reloads his or her own cartridges tries to use the same lot number […]

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TFB Review: Targets USA “Scope Tool”

by Marcus Hom in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 24 April

Intro: Let me start by saying this is not a tool that every shooter must have.  It is not even a tool that every long-range shooter must have, but if you are the type of person that likes to test and control for every variable in your shooting system, this may be a valuable arrow […]

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POTD: Afghan Air Force Door Gunner over Kabul

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:58, Wednesday, 24 April

Today’s Photo is an Afghan Air Force (AAF) Aerial Door Gunner over Kabul, Afghanistan. He’s riding in a Mi-17 helicopter over Logar, just outside Kabul. Of all the aerial door gunners we’ve covered over the years, this is probably the lowest-tech by far. Just compare it to the German Bundeswehr and their FN M3M (GAU-21). […]

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Rattlecan Tactical M1917 Enfield

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 24 April

Welcome everyone to the eighth edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this an awesome deal or […]

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15:55

The Burn Pile

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:30, Wednesday, 24 April

Everyone in the country has a burn pile.  Limbs, scrap lumber, odd pieces of cardboard, things that you don't want to have the trash man haul away, but definitely needs to go away.  Mine was getting pretty large, because I had't burned in a year or so.

This morning was fairly cool, the wind was calm, and the ground was wet, a perfect time to burn.  So, I went out and lit it up.  One light from a butane lighter on a bag that once contained Sacrete, and it went up just like it was waiting to go up.  I got the rake, and a lawn chair, and watched it burn. 

The pile had grown over the past year and was fairly close to a yaupon bush.  Truth be known, it wouldn't have bothered me if the bush had caught fire.  I detest yaupon, much like ranches out west detest mesquite.  It'sa nuisance plant, but the darned thing wouldn't burn.  I did hare-lip it pretty bad, and maybe it will die.

Got cleaned up after the fire and went in to shower.  I needed to run to town, and while I was there, did a little retail politic-ing.   Then, came home and cut up that pork roast that we had for Sunday.  Choppe...

Have Another Hit

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:25, Wednesday, 24 April

New Bill Would Allow Cannabis Patients To Buy And Keep Guns [More]
What's the prognosis?
3% chance of being enacted...
You'd have to be stoned to believe those in power didn't know exactly what they were doing when they offered this birthright tradeoff, or that they have any interest in expanding the number of "lawfully" armed citizens.

[Via Michael J]
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Will It Shoot As Good As An Anshutz?

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 15:27, Wednesday, 24 April

Stay tuned for plenty of shooting action where I will be testing a variety of 22LR ammunition to see what this Aussie likes. Leave a comment and let me know what you think, will it?

If you are interested tune in to
https://www.youtube.com/user/Dayattherange

Why I don’t place much stock in Carry Permit tests

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:58, Wednesday, 24 April

Shooting the test blind. I know of at least two cases of blind people getting permits. One was local that Tam wrote about and I can’t find a link to. And this guy.

Too sling or not to sling

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:51, Wednesday, 24 April

I concur

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:49, Wednesday, 24 April

Thoughts on reforming the NRA. It’s a large organization and any reformation will be tedious and lengthy.

I’m still a life member and will still support them because the politics of reality exist and the politics of purity don’t often accomplish much.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:47, Wednesday, 24 April

The EUnuchs strike again

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 14:42, Wednesday, 24 April

European human rights chiefs have told the British press it must not report when terrorists are Muslim. 

The recommendations came as part of a list of 23 meddling demands to Theresa May’s government on how to run the media in an alarming threat to freedom speech.
Yes, 'freedom speech' is a typo, but a very fitting one.

The suggestions sent to Downing Street urging the UK Government to reform criminal law and freedom of the press and in a brutal criticism of the British press, the report recommends ministers 'give more rigorous training' to journalists.
(formerly Great)Britain isn't exactly a free speech zone(see 'people jailed for saying something on Fecesbook or Twatter), but this was a step way too far for them, at least for now.

And if you think the left wouldn't love to be able to give such an order here...

11:55

All Things in Moderation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:01, Wednesday, 24 April

A "moderate" Democrat. [More]

A "moderate" Republican. [More]

The first is a communist domestic enemy.  The second is a useful idiot.

[Via Mack H]


The true guilty parties here are those who are making “violent revolution inevitable” through their deliberate betrayal of their country and by disallowing the one thing the Founders considered “necessary to the security of a free State.” [More]
So what options are left?

Minnesota Secretary of State Unwilling to Provide Public Data to Minnesota Voters Alliance Despite Court Rulings [More]
Because if we told you, why then, you'd know...

Besides, what kind of hater would want to disenfranchise Somali Muslims?

[Via Michael G]

“Today’s Florida Supreme Court opinion leaves no doubt of my authority as governor to suspend a government official for neglect of duty and incompetence,” DeSantis said in a prepared statement. “Scott Israel failed in his duties to protect the families and students of Broward County, and the time for delay tactics is at an end. I look forward to the Florida Senate resuming the process of formal removal.” [More]
Any bets on the gun-grabbing punk taking full advantage of LEOSA once he's out for good?

[Via ...

'Dare to Defy' the Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:56, Wednesday, 24 April

CW Drama’s Attack on Gun Laws Backfires [More]
Only with people who know the difference, which essentially means people who don't waste their time on such blatantly agenda-driven crap. The bulk of their useful idiot regular viewers are quite happy being self-righteously Wronger Together.

[Via Michael G]
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So Much for 'Morally Straight'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Wednesday, 24 April

Alleged Victims Come Forth to Accuse THOUSANDS of Boy Scout Leaders of Sexual Abuse [More]
It's not exactly like the predators haven't been in-your-face with it... for decades:


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Objectively Speaking

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:42, Wednesday, 24 April

Before I start, let me point out that none of the arguments I advance below depends upon a bigoted view of Mexicans or Central Americans as inferior or naturally prone to crime — views that I do not hold. If you’re among the subset of Trumpists who subscribes to that view, or if you’re a leftist looking for a way to call a conservative racist, move on. You’ll find nothing here to support your nasty preconceptions.[More]
Ditto.

[Via Michael G]
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Some People Did Something

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:34, Wednesday, 24 April

Outraged about the hundreds of people blown to shreds as they were (in Dem PR-speak) Easter worshipping in Sri Lanka? You might be a member of the “far-right.” [More]
If AOC isn't upset, why should I be?

[Via Mack H]

Signs of the Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:15, Wednesday, 24 April

Boulder attorney responds to Weld County’s “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status with six billboards decrying gun violence [More]
Time to resurrect an idea and beat her at her own game.

[Via cydl]

737 Max incidents hit Boeing's bottom line

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:48, Wednesday, 24 April

Boeing misses its 1Q earnings target:

Following the multiple Boeing 737 MAX crashes, analysts were very closely watching what Boeing would report for its Q1 earnings, and more importantly what it would forecast for the rest of the year. Moments ago Boeing did not disappoint, or rather it did, when it reported an across the board miss with both revenues and EPS coming in far below expectations and profits tumbled, while as a result of the limbo left in the aftermath of the 737 MAX fiasco, the company announced it would suspend it annual forecast while putting its stock buyback on indefinite hold.
The lack of guidance on future earnings is really interesting.  The implication is that they don't yet know the scope of their safety fixes or how they will be received by their customers.

if you give a damn about freedom:
According to The Times, in a message to his 17,000 YouTube subscribers, Mr Long-Collins said: 'I was told that due to repeated comments from other people on the videos, [the police] felt that the channel was a forum of extremism and it was promoting views that were not in line with legal firearms ownership in the UK.' 

He told the paper: 'The main issue was a video that I made around the Paris attacks where I advocated the French to be able to use handguns for self-defence because of the frequency of attacks that were happening at the time.'
And because of his 'social media output', license gone.  "Some of your commenters caused us to decide you're an extremist!  No license for you!"

Next time someone tells you licensing is just a no-big-deal thing, like a drivers license, ask them when was the last time someone lost a drivers license because of their 'soc...

WA GOAL ALERT 2019-1

by Drang in The Clue Meter at 12:57, Wednesday, 24 April

Washington State Legislative ALERT!!! Olympia is consider a bill to release the names of all that turned their bump stocks in. 

Whatever you think about bump stocks, this is an outrageous violation of privacy. 

 Joe's Alert message below has been edited slightly for some typos and punctuation. 

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Let freedom ring!

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 10:59, Wednesday, 24 April

 

By Nathan Barton

Have you seen this?

Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoor

The NRA has it right – just not right enough – with the above image.  (No, I didn’t ask permission to use it but got it from Female and Armed at Facebook.)

Why not right enough?  Because our right to defend ourselves (and others) doesn’t stop at ANY border.  Not at state lines, county lines, municipal limits OR international borders.

The only boundary that might be legitimate for stopping such rights is a property boundary.

If the owner of the property doesn’t want people to be armed on their property (or at least, other than them and their employees), they certainly have the right to do so.  But (1) if they are...

Calling 911 – Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:03, Wednesday, 24 April

That people continue to call 911 with non-emergencies is shocking to me. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. ‘How do I start my oven?’: 36% of 911 calls this year in Brampton, Mississauga were non-emergencies. Every call to 911 for a non emergency (no crime, no fire, no injury, etc.) wastes resources. There are plenty […]

Apex Announces Threaded Barrel & Extractor for the FN 509

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 24 April

Arizona-based Apex Tactical Specialties have announced some new after-market parts for FN’s 509. A new threaded barrel and a ‘failure resistant extractor’. Apex FN 509 Threaded Barrel Apex describe the new barrel as: Designed specifically for the FN 509 model pistols with a factory 4.00” barrel, the Apex 9mm Threaded Barrel is machined from heat […]

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The Indiana State Police have selected SIG Sauer’s P365 as their back up duty pistol for their entire force. They join Sumter PD who also recently chose the P365 as their back up pistol of choice. Indiana State Police have over 1,200 troopers who are already armed with the P227, as their standard duty pistol. […]

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Upgraded Yemeni Individual 14.5mm AMR

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 24 April

Mesfer Al-Tuhaifi is a Yemeni engineer from Ma’rib. There was an article about his single shot 14.5x114mm AMR before but we didn’t have enough information about it. Another video released by him and his brother who assists him in his projects gave us a clue about who is the man behind it. Both rifles were […]

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07:55

White people genuinely think that police make kids safer when in reality at most schools the police ARE the threat.

David Hogg @davidhogg111
Tweeted on April 19, 2019
[None of the dupes in the anti-gun movement are particularly bright but the stupid is exceptionally strong in this one.—Joe]

4/23/19 Fox News:

Heavily armed men escort migrants across US border, surveillance video shows

4/24/19 The College Fix:

Wake Forest University is hosting a series of “listening sessions” for faculty and staff of color that aim to advance inclusion efforts on campus.
The listening sessions come amid ongoing racial tensions on campus, including a protest Monday at which some st...

Typesetting

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:39, Wednesday, 24 April

When I teach Western Civ, I explain Gutenberg's use of movable type, and how until the 1960s, printing would have been recognizable to Gutenberg, even with the electric motors operating the presses.  After that, he would have yelled "Witchcraft!"  This video from 1959 explains typesetting:

One of those trailing edge jobs that the left used to complain would be destroyed by automation.  Look at all the out of work typesetters roaming our streets threatening to throw lead type at us!  A reader tells me the alloy used for type was Linotype and made great cast bullets, but is now hard to find,

What is it with militias and whackos?

Full disclosure: For several-going-on-many years I was provisionally in favor of the militia movement. I suppose I still am, in a theoretical principle kind of way. I kept going in and out of touch with this group or that. It should be a good thing.

But in practice they just don’t work.

For years I’d have said they don’t work because of the snitch problem: The old joke goes something like for every group of three, at least two are confidential i...

Aniversario

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:53, Wednesday, 24 April

Hernan Cortes, Father Of Mexico, Landed Exactly 500 Years Ago. Mexicans Are Ambivalent [More]
Not quite. A senator evidently prefers tacos de pescado to tacos de carnitas.

And Now, the Rest of the Story...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:33, Wednesday, 24 April


Open Carry Texas presents its side of the Bonnen brouhaha. [More]

[Via Felix B]

it Ain't Over 'til It's Over

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:27, Wednesday, 24 April

It’s now time to vote for ANTHONY COLANDRO for 76th Director at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis April 25-27. [More]
Yes, the general ballot has been turned in, but there is still this seat to fill.

This is why I support him.

[Via Felix B]
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To fail to rein in social networks because of appeals to “freedom” would be like allowing vague words written 250 years ago to get in the way of controlling guns. [More]
Presenting that false assertion as a given just shows we are dealing with a Judas goat and a liar.

[Via Curly Howard]

Words Have Meaning

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:58, Wednesday, 24 April

SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection OMB 1140-0014 (Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm - ATF Form 4 (5320.4)), is being revised to accommodate additional questions, include definition of new terminology, and changes to the instructions.  [More]
Back to redefining things, are we?  Why? And what previous decisions will be reversed?

Cardinals fans encouraged to take Metro transit to Busch Stadium [More]
Think of it as a holiday party!

[Via bondmen]

We're the Only Ones Tipped Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:44, Wednesday, 24 April

Fourth former St. Louis officer sentenced in bribery scheme [More]
Probation? I guess they had to make an example of her.

[Via bondmen]

The French police are now protesting after 28 officers have committed suicide so far in 2019. This is double the amount recorded at the same time last year. [More]
Talk about the ultimate surrender. Who better to tell everyone else how to behave?

[Via bondmen]
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Normalizing the Unspeakable

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:32, Wednesday, 24 April

Pedophilia Being Taught As “Sexual Orientation” in California Schools  [More]
As I've said before, give it a few decades -- or maybe just years -- and anyone who objects will be redefined as a hater.

[Via  An Hour of Wolves]

Members Only

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:13, Wednesday, 24 April

Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration’s plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for the next decade. [More]
What, you mean they're actually going to do something about foreign influence in U.S. elections by way of apportionment and electoral votes disenfranchising American citizens? And will the shot-callers let John Roberts do the right thing...?

Revival

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:56, Wednesday, 24 April

While I was picking up film at the downtown Roberts on Saturday, I asked if they had any inexpensive used telephoto zooms in stock that would work on my later Nikon film bodies. The princely sum of $64 netted a 70-300mm f/4-5.6G that would function fine on the N80 and F5*.

Sunday afternoon, on a whim, I noticed that my old Nikon D1X had a pretty good charge on it, so I dragged my Coleman camp chair into the back yard with a tasty beverage and the new-to-me zoom lens mounted. With the D1X's crop sensor giving the lens an effective focal length of 450mm, you could get right up in Mr. Squirrel's grille...

Apple is being sued for $1B:

Ousmane Bah, 18, filed suit against Cook & Co this week after he was falsely identified as a shoplifter by, it is claimed, a facial recognition system Apple is apparently using in its stores. 
Bah was wrongly accused by the cops of nicking gear from Apple's posh shops across the US East Coast, even in cities he claims never to have visited, due to Apple's technology incorrectly fingering him as the culprit, we're told. 
The teen's legal complaint [PDF] states that last year the college student received a letter out of the blue summoning him to a Boston court on an allegation of theft. He was accused of stealing multiple Apple Pencils – a $99 tool used for the iPad Pro – from an Apple Store in the Massachusetts city, adding up to over $1,200 in swag. 
At the time of the alleged crime, on May 31, 2018, Bah was attending his senior prom in Manhattan, and had never even been to Boston before.
Worse, t...

Life in Leftlandia

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:57, Wednesday, 24 April

Deana Chadwell points out that liberals are spoiled children living in their own self-indulgent fantasy land.

Leftlandians actually believe that the world’s climate is something they can control, that man is so much greater than the God Who created the world that humans can use so much toilet paper, or so much gasoline that they can undo creation. They also believe that using fossil fuels to generate electricity with which to run our cars is somehow more environmentally sensible than just using the fossil fuels directly. When someone points out the damage –- both human and environmental –- done by building all those lithium batteries, the ...

UK Knife Control

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:09, Wednesday, 24 April

I Don’t Care Anymore

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:41, Wednesday, 24 April

When Peter Gabriel was front man for Genesis, few people knew who Phil Collins was. After Gabriel left that group everyone suddenly knew. Though I don’t think that first album measured up, though I owned a copy on vinyl and I have the CD around here somewhere. (That first album was A Trick of the […]

Midweek Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:21, Wednesday, 24 April

Doug Ross starts us off with Larwyn’s Linx: Victor Davis Hanson: “It was a coup attempt to destroy the presidency…”. The Democrats’ Fanaticism: Jed Babbin Anti-Trump Crazies Urge Impeachment on Cringing Dems: David Catron Nadler: Obstruction Is an Impeachable Offense, If Proven: Andrew Kugle Border Patrol expects to quadruple spending to support immigrant families: Anna […]

Self-defense Is Legal In Michigan

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 24 April

And that determination was made fairly quickly, by the standards of the Criminal Justice System. Prosecutor: Homeowner justified in fatally shooting Lansing man during attempted burglary. A 69-year-old Ionia County homeowner who fatally shot a Lansing man will not be charged with the man’s death, prosecutors say. It can take some prosecutors close to a […]

The Media Is Often Obsessed With Cops Defending Themselves

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Wednesday, 24 April

I don’t usually have posts about cops defending themselves, mostly because that isn’t my focus. But the media just won’t let this case go. It has been all over my news-feeds. It is almost as if the media wants it to be the next great Police Scandal™ or something. Unnamed officer was justified in fatally […]

Finnish m/44 Prototype Blowback 9mm Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 24 April

The m/44 pistol was intended to be a lower-cost replacement for the Lahti L35 pistol for the Finnish Defense Forces, but production delays resulted in the first batch of 25 examples not being completed until after the end of the Continuation War. Treaties limited Finland’s right to conduct arms development after the war, and the project was never taken farther than that first batch.

Mechanically, the pistol is a simple blowback 9x19mm pistol, with a single stack 8-round magazine, single action trigger, and external hammer. The barrel locking system is very reminiscent of the Ruby and Browning fixed barrel pistols, and the fire control parts are contained in a removable unit like a Tokarev. Production was done at VKT, the Finnish state rifle factory in 1944.

Ed Brown Limited Edition JEFF COOPER Commemorative Pistol (1)Ed Brown has released limited edition custom 1911 pistols in the memory of legendary Colonel Jeff Cooper. These pistols are designed in collaboration with the family and close friends of late Colonel. The pistols combine all the features that Jeff Cooper would consider must-have for a defensive 1911. Here is the description of this pistol […]

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FSA’s Mysterious Craft-Produced Self-Loading 14.5x114mm AMR

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 24 April

Several videos of the 13th Commando Brigade of the Free Syrian Army were revealed on YouTube showing a strange looking AMR. For a moment, I thought it’s a new local made firearm like what they usually make there, but two consequent shots proved the opposite to me. The rifle is built using a 14.5mm anti-aircraft HMG […]

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04:55

Shooting Drill- Diminishing Dots

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:32, Wednesday, 24 April

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

Different sized targets require a differing level of precision with regards to sight alignment.  This issue is often described by instructors as “seeing what you need to see to make the shot.” 

 

When shooting at a human torso at five f...

Although I know it’s not supposed to be a fashion statement, off-body every-day-carry (EDC) should be seasonal and appropriate for the outfit. When choosing my CCW handbags for warmer weather, I look for brighter colors and lighter weight designs. 

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In this guest review, renowned firearms trainer Il Ling New gives us her honest opinion of Vera Koo’s book, “The Most Unlikely Champion.” Il Ling read the book twice, and it’s safe to conclude that it changed her life. ~BB

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What would you do if life handed you not 1, not 2, not 3 … but a series of gut-wrenching, only-in-the-movies tragedies? What would you do if your life, as you knew it, had ended – not once, not twice, but so many times that you felt like the walking ...

Vegan sez wha?

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:05, Wednesday, 24 April


Vegans wants me to hunt down animals with my bare hands and eat the meat raw.

Yeah, that was a different kind of Homo.  No, not THAT Homo.  Sheesh.  The other kind.  The Genus kind.  No, not GENIUS kind...

It was like 3 or four species ago when we did that kind of thing.  Now we fashion tools.  And we cook it.   That's what makes us so smart to be able to communicate with Vegans using typed words converted to light and beamed around.  The fat in the easily digestible cooked flesh made the brain so big.

And we cooperate with others like ourselves so maybe we can specialize in our labor.  So I can let someone else hunt down and slaughter and cook my cheeseburger and in exchange write blog posts for money that I then give to the mighty Burger-Jaeger.

Not eat raw exhausted deer like some dumb Australopethicus...

00:55

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 23, 2019 Maxim Defense showed DefenseReview (DR) their PDX 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/7.62mm Russian (7.62x39mm Russian) AR (AR-15)-type Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)-type SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) at SHOT Show 2019, and we liked what we saw and handled. The Maxim Defense PDX sports a VERY short ...

The SAINT Victor series of rifles and pistols from Springfield Armory are designed as purpose-built defensive firearms, and manufactured to professional standards for unrivaled performance.

SAINT Victor .308 AR-10Weighing in at only 7.8 lbs, the SAINT Victor .308 is purpose built to offer serious power in a quick handling configuration.

Never before has Springfield Armory offered the popular SAINT family of rifles in an AR-10 platform, until now. For those who prefer the .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO cartridge, the SAINT Victor .308 is the ultimate lightweight personal defense rifle. Weighing in at only 7.8 lbs., this rifle is purpose...

If you don’t protect the flock KEEP SCROLLING BUDDY.  Don’t hit play:

haha this is pretty good, like OG mattv2099 style.  I don’t want to spoil the jokes by time stamping them and writing them out to then in turn but the standard “LOL toooooo good” beside it, so just watch the video and you’ll see what...

LOL this:

Brandon announced this video a few days ago on Instagram (he now has his main account back btw, after it initially got nuked).  Anyways I thought the whole “I fought Kit Cope thing” was just going to be clickbait, haha I should have known better.  Brandon took some decent hits in some pretty sensitive places, not to mention getting choked out at the end haha.. NOT ideal.

Thoughts?  Brandon is a content machine lately, it’s awesome.

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Saint Victor AR-10Any time we get to use the term ‘New Battle Rifle’, surely somewhere an angel gets its wings. And while the comments section will most definitely overflow with fiery debates on the definition of Battle Rifle, the announcement of the new Springfield Armory Saint Victor AR-10 will please .308 lovers across the United States. With […]

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Tuesday, 23 April

20:55

This is amazing stuff:

More than 200 counties across nine states have vowed not to enforce new state measures that restrict gun access, and 132  have voted to become gun sanctuaries.

Except for 52 counties in New York and three in Maryland, which acted in 2013 after their states passed new legislation following the Sandy Hook mass shooting, all of the counties have made their declarations since the Parkland shooting just over a year ago.

In New Mexico, the Democratic-controlled state government enacted a new law in March requiring background checks for firearm purchases.
But the month before, as state leaders considered the measure, 29 of 33 county sheriffs signed a letter declar...

A Couple More Weeks

by Home on the Range in Home on the Range at 18:49, Tuesday, 23 April


And book #5 will be published.  

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:38, Tuesday, 23 April

One more time around on the Jusie Smollett case. Seriously Crimesha? Second City Cop isn’t buying the latest. So a case that started with fake threats via the US Mail is ending on a similar note. According to the article, Crimesha has hired “private security.” Why not sheriffs? After all, she works for Cook County. […]

17:55

Here is how the 4th Amendment is treated:

That bit of chalk left on your car’s tire by a parking officer is unconstitutional, a federal court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel took up the case of Alison Taylor, a Michigan woman who received 15 parking tickets during a three-year feud with a single parking officer, Tabitha Hoskins of the City of Saginaw.

Taylor’s lawyer argued that the city’s physical marking with chalk, done to note how long a vehicle is parked, amounted to searching without a warrant — a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously agreed.

The city “commences its search on vehicles that are parked legally, without probable cause or even so much as ‘individualized suspicion of wrongdoing’ — the touchstone of the reasonableness standard,” the court’s opinion states.

The Fourth Amendment protects agai...

Welp. Now the advocates of Government Control are directly saying "we should regulate free speech like guns." Via Wired which is being especially totalitarian.

...

Let There Be Light

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:12, Tuesday, 23 April

A classical reference from Genesis, but that's what I felt like standing on a ten-foot ladder today.  Let me explain:

When I built the shop, I was trying to be frugal with lighting.  I went to a local lumber yard and bought brooder light bases.  When we installed the electrical system (which I did NOT scrimp on), we installed standard electrical outlets in the ceiling of the building.  Four on each side, for a total of eight in the building, each about 12 feet above the floor.

I bought these big twisty CFLs and hung them into the brooder bases ad that was my light in the building.  I thought it was pretty good, until I realized that it wasn't.  There was just not enough light in the building.  Oh, we could get by, but it was fairly dark in the...

14 and a half minues of truth

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 18:05, Tuesday, 23 April

Time to return to politics.



Watch it. This guy, at what appears to be a fairly young age, apparently has a better bead on the reality of current life in the US than 99% of his fellow citizens, no matter their age.

You think he's wrong? Then come up with concrete examples to prove your point.

The land of the free and the home of the brave is well on its way to becoming the land of the free lunch and the home of the slave. The shadowy "Powers That Be" are playing us, left, right and center, for their own ends. You know what the end game is? They run everything through their bully boys. Antifa, right wing militia, cops, military - all serve the same unseen masters. Most of them don't know it, that's because they have and cherish their illusion of freedom.

...

Travel tips for Indianapolis

in Of Arms and the Law at 17:09, Tuesday, 23 April

I haven't been able to blog for days, working on an amicus for NYSRPA v. NYC, but here's travel tips for the NRA Convention Friday, when President Trump and VP Pence are due to speak.

Cybercrime is Growth Business

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:49, Tuesday, 23 April

And we all pay the price. Literally pay, in the form of higher fees, higher prices, etc. Cybercrime’s Total Earnings Skyrocketed to $2.7 Billion Says the FBI. FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2018 Internet Crime Report which shows that cybercrime was behind $2,7 billion in total losses during 2018 as shown by […]

State Firearm Laws – What Works, What Doesn’t

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 23 April

I want to get this out of the way before I get into the meat of this article. I’m going to be discussing an academically fascinating study, that relates to gun laws. In this article, I may tread close to the line of politics, though I will strive to the utmost not to. Our managing […]

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Today’s Photos brings us to the German forests and a short lesson in the German language. Fernspäher consists of two words.”Fern” means remote and “späher” (Spä·her) means scout. So we’re looking at Specialized Scouts, to carry our operations behind enemy lines. They are using Heckler & Koch G36, equipped with the Eotech EXPS3-0 and magnifier […]

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In mid-April, Kenyan police officers in Nandi County closed up shop to catch a Champions League match between Manchester United and Barcelona.  The Independent reported that while the officers were out, thieves broke into the police station and stole HK G3 rifles. The break-in was discovered around 1am upon the officer’s return.  The missing “arsenal” […]

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The Honey Badger is probably one of the most iconic firearms of the day. So much so that it has even infiltrated video games and can be found in Call of Duty. But what is it? It is the original 300 Blackout PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). Though in fairness, it was designed originally for a […]

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Radical Rimfire: The OSS Rad 22 Makes Its Debut

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 14:42, Tuesday, 23 April

OSS RadOSS Suppressors is breaking new ground in their flow-through silencer technology designs  The OSS Rad 22 is a titanium and steel rimfire suppressor capable of handling fully automatic firing schedules and hot rounds like the 5.7mm. Pricing is listed as $449 MSRP with an introductory price of around $350 that is valid until Labor Day. […]

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13:55

The desert does enjoy its drama. I may or may not be making an afternoon chicken run today.

"If we're going to have a sustainable planet that provides services to communities around the world, we need to change this trajectory in the next ten years, just as we need to do that with climate," noted WWF chief scientist Rebecca Shaw, formerly a member of the UN scientific bodies for both climate and biodiversity. [More]
Did anyone seriously think they'd stop with "carbon credits"?

She Would Know from Experience

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:16, Tuesday, 23 April

Hillary Clinton on Trump: ‘Any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted’ for obstruction of justice [More]
God, I hope all the speculation about Barr investigating those behind the collusion hoax turns out to be true.

Ocasio-Cortez defends VA healthcare to veterans: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' [More]
"Free" government health care for all!

More Kool-Aid, Please

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:10, Tuesday, 23 April

THE IMMIGRANTS WE NEED MOST [More]
And how are they and their birthright children gonna vote, "economic advisor to Donald Trump"?

If there is any kind of "technological skills shortage," as the claim by this "Freedom Works" apparatchik to provide cover for subsidized cheap labor is made, try looking at the welfare state: the one that provides individual incentives for not working or improving oneself, the "public education" racket and the multinationals that find it cheaper to bring in foreigners than to cultivate domestic talent.

This guy is The Swamp talking, part of an unholy alliance of neocons, libertarians, moderates, sellouts, Deep State kapos, and rope-selling capitalists.

I understand the unelected First Son-in-Law is about to make his case, at which point I expect Ivanka's Daddy to disappoint again those who elected him because of his...

My 2019 NRAAM Schedule

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 10:48, Tuesday, 23 April

It’s almost time for NRA Annual Meetings! I love meeting and talking with so many #2A loving NRA members. Here’s my schedule for the week: On Facebook? I’ve posted events with details. I’ll also be sharing my daily schedule in my Instagram stories too. I hope to see you there!

The Socialist religion in one picture

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:28, Tuesday, 23 April

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) April 22, 2019


It's funny because it's true.

‘Red Flag’ Laws Raise Constitutional Issues

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:36, Tuesday, 23 April

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Is secession dead?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:01, Tuesday, 23 April

By Nathan Barton

Back in 2012, following the reelection of a very divisive squatter at 1600 PA in DC, there was a raft of petitions posted to FedGov websites (such as “We the People”) and other venues, petitioning the FedGov to allow various states to secede from the Union (or what was formerly a Union).

Mama Liberty and I commented on this in a posting “The Scent of Secession is in the air” dated 11 November 2018.

Now, more than seven years later, whatever happened?

First off, as reported in The Hill  back in January of 2013, the White House DID answer all those various petitions – not a total blow-off, but the usual publicist’s puff piece.  At least a half-dozen did hit and exceed the 25,000 signature threshold required: Texas’ had more than 125,000.  (Although as someone pointed that, that is a very small percentage of Texan residents, not even counting border jumpers.)

Many commentators chimed in, at ...

Pirate’s Cove on Climate Change

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:59, Tuesday, 23 April

William Teach at Pirate’s Cove has a long list of posts deconstructing the Climate Change cult, but this one is especially entertaining. And on point. Say, What Does Life Look Like After “Solving” Hotcoldwetdry?. There’s been a concerted effort as of late by the Cult of Climastrology to attempt to paint the world after implementing […]

I was surprised they reported on it all, since WaPo has proven they are not interested in dead Christians. Is Your Far-Right Anger Stoked Yet? I guess they feel the need to justify the story to their progressive base. Or something. According to the Washington Post, you are a far-right extremist if you think blowing […]

Below are pictures of a homemade submachine gun seized last month by the Municipal Civil Guard of Limeira in Sao Paulo along with cocaine base paste and marijuana. This illicit craft produced SMG model has been seized as far back as at least 2014 and has appeared more regularly in recent months. These weapons are […]

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Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 1]

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 23 April

After introducing several models of locally made remote-controlled weapon stations, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) realized that the time has come to upgrade their stuff. Aside from the magnificent Sham-R3 which can elevate from behind cover and shoot, all the RCWSs had a crucial downside which is the FIXED POSITION. So they thought about the […]

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09:55

Whew! Warmer than expected.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:25, Tuesday, 23 April

Just got back from my morning walkie.


I was promised cool weather and thunderstorms for today. The forecast still says afternoon t-storms, but right now it’s looking like sunny and warm. Had a lovely walkie but I’m trying to take it easier because I’ve been fraying t...

Retail Politics

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:42, Tuesday, 23 April

For the past three days, I've been doing retail politics.  When I talk to people in the stores, I tell them that I'm running for Sheriff.  I have some postcards wit my campaign sign on one side and my platform on the other.  I give them a card nd if they want to talk, we talk.  If not, they get the card anyway.  If they decline, they decline.

I'm trying to break the code on Facebook ads.  The ads are cheap, and you ca target your audience.  I don't necessarily need the folks inn WHerever, KS to see my ads, but I sincerely want the folks in Rapides Parish, LA to see my ads.  Facebook and I are to the point where they are sending me a letter through snail mail with a verification code.  As soon as I get the letter, I'll sit down and finish filling out their online stuff.

I happened to stop by  local liquor shop this morning and talked with the owner.  One of his girls mentioned that she had never seen anyone campaign in a liquor store.   Retail sales of liquor are brand-new to this part of the parish and from all indications, he's doing a land-office business.  He's the kind of guy I want on m...



I know, right?  I've had a box of Chore Boy pads since 2011 and zero, zip, nada...

[Via Fred M]

A Good First Step

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Tuesday, 23 April

Bill to Allow School Districts, Teachers, to Protect Children Moves to Full Senate [More]
It's still a far cry from "the people."

Florida deputy ordered to surrender gun and badge amid viral video of him slamming teen's head [More]
Somehow, “They did exactly what they were trained to do” does not seem to make things better.

[Via Jess]

Chained Heat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:43, Tuesday, 23 April

Women prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates. [More]
#RelieveWomen

[Via William T]

Yada, Yada, Yati

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:25, Tuesday, 23 April

Someone under an apparent fake name of Yati Arguna filed a request to get all the information on the people that turned in their bump stocks to the Washington State Patrol.  [More]
Reverse doxing, anyone?

45 Killed During Holy Week on Mexican Side of El Paso-Juárez Metro Border Area [More]
If you do import this, it will be duplicated in high-"gun control" Democrat areas.

Maybe Tommy Lee has the right idea.

[Via Wynn A

Harris: If Congress Doesn’t Take Action on Gun Control, I Will Take Executive Action as President [More]
Checks and balances?
We ain't got no checks and balances.
We don't need no checks and balances.
I don't have to show you any stinking checks and balances!

[Via bondmen]

Two Elk Grove police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds they accidentally gave each other while chasing down a suspect. [More]
We're victims of coicumstance!  Woob woob woob woob woob...

[Via bondmen]
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NJ Governor Wants To Punish Low-Income Gun Owners With Insane New Fees [More]
Well, they voted for him, and "gun control" was started to keep such populations in check. If it's any consolation, their family members causing the lion's share of the problems pay no fees.

[Via bondmen]

GilliBrand-Name Recognition

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Tuesday, 23 April

EXCLUSIVE: Former NXIVM Sex Cult Employees: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Father And Stepmother, Second Cousins, Were Very Active In Sex Cult [More]
Looks like the fruit doesn't fall very far from the tree.

Figures she'd be a leading Opposite Day "progressive" loudmouth...
During processing, Cruz-Rosa told authorities he had most recently worked as an “election canvasser” for CASA de Maryland, a … publicly-funded agency” that “provides advocacy and assistance for both legal and illegal immigrants.” [More]
I guess we know which side of the aisle they sit on...

[Via Michael G]
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Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg used a question and answer session during an Iowa speech to claim numerous gun controls he supports are “completely compatible with the Second Amendment.” [More]
Yeah, banning "the birthright of an American" certainly looks indistinguishable from "shall not be infringed" to me.

[Via bondmen]
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There is a great analysis of the 737 Max failures at IEEE:

The engines on the original 737 had a fan diameter (that of the intake blades on the engine) of just 100 centimeters (40 inches); those planned for the 737 Max have 176 cm. That’s a centerline difference of well over 30 cm (a foot), and you couldn’t “ovalize” the intake enough to hang the new engines beneath the wing without scraping the ground.
The solution was to extend the engine up and well in front of the wing. However, doing so also meant that the centerline of the engine’s thrust changed. Now, when the pilots applied power to the engine, the aircraft would have a significant propensity to “pitch up,” or raise its nose.
Larger engines were critical to the design, because that's how you get e...

22 April 1519: Hernan Cortes Lands in Mexico

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:48, Tuesday, 23 April

Yesterday was the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, the man who overthrew the Aztec Empire, bringing Christianity and European civilization to Mexico and putting an end to cannibalism and large scale human sacrifice.

It is typical of our insane and twisted times that no celebration of this hugely important anniversary has been scheduled, and that, last month, the president of Mexico sent letters to the Vatican and the King of Spain demanding apologies for Cortes’ Conquest of the Aztecs and the Conversion of Mexico to Christianity. (BBC —...

St George’s Day

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:58, Tuesday, 23 April


Hans von Aachen, St. George Slaying the Dragon, c. 1600, Private Collection, London

From Robert Chambers, The Book of Days, 1869:

Butler, the historian of the Romish calendar, repudiates George of Cappadocia, and will have it that the famous saint was born of noble Christian parents, that he entered the army, and rose to a high grade in its ranks, until the persecution of his co-religionists by Diocletian compelled him to throw up his commission, and upbraid the emperor for his cruelty, by which bold conduct he lost his head and won his saintship. Whatever the real character of St. George might have been, he was held in great honour in England from a very early period. While in the calendars of the Greek and Latin churches he shared the twenty-third of April with other saints, a Saxon Martyrology declares the day dedicated to him alone; and after the Conquest his festival was celebrated after the approved fashion of Englishmen.

In 1344, this feast was made memorable by th...

Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:17, Tuesday, 23 April

Am a bit surprised that the WaPo and the rest of the media are covering this story. Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290. Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local Islamist extremist group, the National Thowheed Jamaath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and […]

Secrecy, Self-Dealing, And Greed At The NRA is definitely worth the read if you have more than a few minutes.  Sure, there’s a lot in the article that comes from unnamed “sources”, citing numbers and a lot of other things that are only currently privy to those directly involved.  That’s not to say I don’t believe it though… I just wouldn’t take it as fact until it’s confirmed one way or an...

Preach Kirsten, preach on it:

I agree with her.  The way things are currently though, if you don’t like the rules where you live unfortunately the best option seems like moving… whether that be to a safer neighborhood, different state, or maybe even a different country.

Thoughts?

<– actual picture of Kirsten protecting her home.

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NRA Needs a Reform Movement That’s Realistic

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 09:17, Tuesday, 23 April

While the figures involved in the hardliner (Knoxers in the past) versus pragmatist (Wayne’s faction) debate have changed, the essential debate is still with us.

NRA’s parasitic relationship with its PR firm isn’t anything new. The Knoxers railed against it too back in the day. I’ve never been comfortable with it either, but I’ve always had the choice of living with it as a member, or joining the hardliners. I am of the opinion that NRA taking a no-compromise, hardline stance will ultimately result in its irrelevance. Believing we can always win by saying ‘no’ louder is not a winning strategy when you’re working as a determined minority in a republican political system.

These days the issue is bump stocks and red flag laws. NRA largely surrendered on the bump stock issue to buy time to stop the bills that would have put semi-automatic firearms in legal jeopardy. They endorsed red flag laws provided they had sufficient due process (which none of them do). I believe both these moves are unpleasant necessities that reflect the reality of the political situation post-Vegas and post-Parkland. If you want to fight and...

Revolver that Vincent van Gogh Committed Suicide with is Auctioned in FranceIt’s broken, it’s completely covered in rust, it’s non-restorable – would be only useful as a paperweight if not the history behind this 7mm pinfire revolver. Attributed to Vincent van Gogh, this is probably the gun that the great artist used to commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest and ending his life in […]

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Cabot OAK Custom “Le Nouveau” 1911 Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 23 April

Cabot OAK Custom Le Nouveau 1911 Pistol (1)Cabot Guns, the renowned custom 1911 maker, has shown another work of art from their OAK Collection of 1911 pistols. This richly engraved gun is called Le Nouveau after the style of art, Art Nouveau, which motifs are used in the engraving pattern. The OAK Collection of Cabot pistols includes the company’s top grade one-of-a-kind guns. These […]

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06:55

The best way to deal with guns nuts is give them unlimited guns and ammo, natural selection will take care of these lower branch Republican mutations.

James Cavell @james_cavell
Tweeted on April 11, 2019
[I’m looking forward to Cavell giving me unlimited guns and ammo. I willing to bet my view of reality is more accurate than Cavell’s and at the end of the bet I’ll be alive and happy and Cavell will be poor and sad.

But that isn’t the real lesson to learn from Cavell. The real lesson to learn is that this is what they think of you. They believe the best way to “deal with gun nuts” is to see you dead.—Joe]

NOTICE – NSFW

😀 Y’all stay safe out there. I’m barring the doors to be on the safe side: Far too many bunnies around here, now that I think about it.

Something in Common

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:49, Tuesday, 23 April

TINSEL TOWN Gangs and glamour of Los Angeles revealed in stunning photos of rappers and Hollywood A-listers - Photographs vividly portray LA’s dual nature of celebrity glitz existing alongside gritty street culture [More]
Well yeah, they're basically narcissistic sociopaths who will do anything to anybody to get what they want. No wonder they gravitate toward ruthless political crime lords.

A Weapon of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:36, Tuesday, 23 April


[More]The question I would ask is "How many men are you willing to have killed imposing Intolerable Acts?"

Responsive

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:29, Tuesday, 23 April

My Response to Kamala Harris and Eric Swallowswell [More]
Basically, it's "No. Your move."

Certifiable?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:26, Tuesday, 23 April



Bear thinks he's found the motivating factor. [More]

Me, I haven't given up on Hanlon's razor. He's never had a real job outside of being a public trough parasite, so he probably resents those capable of actually making it as private citizens, which explains the obsession with controlling them.

I hadn't realized he broke both thumbs in college, and my first thought was someone must have kicked him in the @$$.

Police cruiser runs over sunbather on Venice Beach [More]
And yet another title comes to mind...

A Public Health Emergency

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:57, Tuesday, 23 April

A record number of homeless people are dying across Los Angeles County — on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks. Last year alone, 918 people died. And in the last five years, deaths have jumped 76%, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to an analysis of county coroner data by Kaiser Health News. [More]
What's the opposite of "sanctuary"?

Greg Goes to the Gun Store

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:01, Tuesday, 23 April

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

I made a rare trip to the gun store last week.  I decided to replace what Recoil Magazine calls “the ugliest gun on the planet” with a new Gen 5 model 19.  I’ve been carrying the old ugly 19 since 2001 and have almost 70K rounds through it.  I have big hands and a bit of arthritis in my knuckles after a lifetime of heavy lifting, lots of shooting, and punching people.  The finger grooves actually hurt my knuckles now after a long shooting session.  I’m also tired of getting “railroad tracks” from the slide on the web of my hand with my normal shooting grip.  The Gen 5’s lack of finger grooves and beavertail grip adapter solve these problems for me.

 

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The newsletter from Girls with Guns Clothing touted this heading: “Spring Styles That Are M-I-N-T To Be + Hunt With Us During Ladies Week In November.” How could I not check this one out? 

GWG Callie 2Girls Hunting

GWG Life is sponsored by GWG clothing

I clicked through to the home of Girls with Guns Clothing online, to its fresh and hip website, and noticed the new lineup of tees and tanks, made for outdoorsy women by outdoorsy women. Let’s look at a few here:

All tops come in siz...

We all know the truism about give a man a fish versus teach a man to fish. This concept correlates to children and hunting, but it’s a win-win for the teacher as well. Teach a child to hunt and he will hunt with you for a lifetime. Our outdoor pursuits keep my family close. My most memorable example of this was Mother’s Day 2018.

Four of our 5 kids made it home for the weekend. Actually, this was the ultimate gift. It’s not always easy to get everyone together now that they’re grown and pursuing their own lives. My youngest son, Garrett, is an avid turkey hunter. (Is there any other kind?) His gift to me was guiding me on my first turkey hunt. 

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[Ed: Mr. Harsanyi’s day job is as Senior Editor of The Federalist, and he writes regularly for National Review. So we know his head is screwed on right, pun intended.] David Harsanyi published this book last fall. No reviewer could better describe it than its own subtitle: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the […]

was poll taxes: "You have to pay this tax or you can't vote."  And if most of the people you didn't want voting were poor...

Anti-rights people still like the idea, although they want to use it on the right to self-defense nowadays:

"Oh, no, we're not restricting the 2nd Amendment, we're just enacting/raising this tax on owning a gun."  Same people who'd scream bloody murder if this was mentioned on voting think it's a great idea.  And it doesn't bother them- they probably consider it either a bonus or the point- that poor people will be the ones screwed by this.  Especially poor black...

But, the NRA.  There are Shenanigans at Corporate, but I don't know enough about the inside baseball stuff to have anything to add here.  I know I don't like what's going on with the NRA.    I'd rather spend that energy fighting the enemies of freedom and not fight amoungst ourselves any more than we have to.

Maybe I've run out of blog.  Could this be more than just a slump?

I could go to the range every day, and have a lot more fodder.  But that would get old, wouldn't it?

Holy Cripes, Iggy Pop is 72 years old.

“The movement towards androgyny occurs in late phases of culture, as a civilization is starting to unravel. You can find it again and again and again through history. In the Greek art you could see it happening. All of a sudden the sculptures of handsome nude young men, athletes, that used to be very robust in the archaic period, suddenly begin to seem like wet noodles toward the end. And the people who live in such periods (late phases of culture) — whether it’s the Hellenistic era, whether it’s the Roman Empire, whether it’s the Mauve decade of Oscar Wilde in the 1890s, whether it’s Weimar Germany — people who live in such times feel that they are very sophisticated, they’re very cosmopolitan: “homosexuality, heterosexuality, so what, anything goes, and so on…” But from the perspective of historical distance, you can see that it’s a culture that no longer believes in itself. And then what you invariably get are people who are convinced of the power of heroi...

Self-defense is Legal in Florida

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Tuesday, 23 April

Road Rage is never a good idea. In a state where a lot of people are armed, you should just take a deep breath. Florida Man With Gun Kills Driver, Also With Gun, In Road Rage Incident. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday press release the shooter was a victim of aggravated assault […]

Self-defense In Tennessee

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:40, Tuesday, 23 April

How would you respond if someone forced their way into your home in the middle of the night. One dead in Robertson County Shooting. He showed up and claimed he knew the family. The homeowner told him to get lost. Towards the early hours of April 21st, Whitehead returned to the residence where he forced […]

Even In Deep Blue Seattle, Self-defense Works

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 23 April

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner, even if you limit yourself to deep blue, gun-hating regions. Homeowner fatally shoots suspected burglar. The homeowner called 911 to report that he heard breaking glass downstairs and believed several people were inside his home. A short time later, while the homeowner was […]

US Navy Driggs Mk IX 37mm Quickfire Cannon

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Tuesday, 23 April

This Driggs cannon and its accessories are lot #1117 at Morphy’s April 2019 auction.

Developed between 1883 and 1889 by Lt. William Driggs and Commander (later Admiral) Seaton Schroeder, the Driggs cannon was an improvement on the market-standard Hotchkiss quick-fire cannon of the day. By quick-fire, I am referring to a single-shot cannon that has a recoil mechanism and ejects its empty case automatically, leaving the breech open for rapid reloading and subsequent shot. This was the standard type of naval armament for allowing large vessels to combat small and quick torpedo boats in the late 19th century. The Driggs guns were made in many variations and calibers but limited total quantities until about 1908. This example is a Mk IX type in 37mm, made in 1897.

New C Mod. Modular Rifle Chassis by CHOATE Machine and Tool (1)Choate Machine and Tool has announced the release of a new modular chassis called C Mod. The new chassis is compatible with Remington 700 short action footprint receivers. Its modularity is expressed in the ability to change the stocks and forearms without a need for removing the barrelled action from the actual chassis. According to […]

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02:55

Now “weapons of war” are OK?

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 02:00, Tuesday, 23 April

At long last, a victim-disarming politician has conceded that something is constitutionally protected by the Second Amendment.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg at Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa
We’ve already decided this is within the Secondment [sic]. We have decided that somewhere in between a slingshot and a nuclear weapon, we can draw a line. That is not unconstitutional. That is common sense. That’s why I think assault rifles need to be on the table, too.

Slingshots.

But I hate to break it to the presidential hopeful…

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Monday, 22 April

20:55

THOUGHTS ON THE WML

by Mas in at 17:47, Monday, 22 April

One of the most common questions I get in class is about the value and application of weapon mounted lights (WML). Here are some thoughts on the topic, from an article I did for Backwoods Home magazine in 2011. My … Read more

Reverse Sear Steak, Soup, Salad, Cabernet Sauvignon

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:59, Monday, 22 April

I think I’ve mentioned I don’t take photos of a meal. It is mostly because my attempts always look like something out of the Gallery of Regrettable Food. I do, however, love a good meal. A prime cut of steak, and a salad is always a good choice, even if it is harder to find […]

First Firearm Series: First 22lrWelcome to another installment of TFB’s First Firearm Series. This series is dedicated to those that are contemplating buying their first firearm ever, or the first of whichever is the topic at hand. In this week’s edition, we’re covering the classic, practical, and affordable to almost any budget, .22 Long Rifle (lr).   FIRST FIREARM […]

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POTD: Five Generations of GLOCK 17 Pistols

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:58, Monday, 22 April

POTD - Five Generations of GLOCK PistolsToday’s Photo Of The Day was found on Glock’s social media pages. The pistols standing in a formation show the evolution of the iconic Glock 17 from Gen1 (far left) to Gen5. They may look very similar but there are certain appearance differences that can help you quickly and easily distinguish the different generations of […]

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16:55

Future Shock

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:06, Monday, 22 April



If I'm understanding the message here correctly, white male capitalists are greedy pigs and the future belongs to multicultural collectivists because... magic.

Or not.

Sing it, Merle.

Complaint filed against the NRA

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:12, Monday, 22 April

Bloomberg’s minions have filed a complaint with the IRS over their tax status. John Richardson has the details. More from Sebastian:

All I can say is NRA better have its act cleaned up by the time the next hostile administration is in the White House.

Help a friend out

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:10, Monday, 22 April

Oleg Volk‘s cat is in serious condition. There’s a fundraiser if you’d like to help.

Life in the future

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:09, Monday, 22 April

Snopes fact-checks the Babylon Bee.

The future is stupid.

Speaking of Douche Nuke ’em

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:07, Monday, 22 April

Ouch:

The entire U.S. military could not disarm 17,000 illiterate fanatics in Afghanistan, which has the square miles of one state, but Eric Swalwell is going to disarm tens of millions of wealthy, educated people who can now make guns with a click of a mouse. Good luck, Skippy.

— Kirk Freeman (@KirkFreemanLaw) April 10, 2019

Where Great Britain Used to Be

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:06, Monday, 22 April

That’s just pathetic.

Douche Nuke ’em

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:05, Monday, 22 April

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:04, Monday, 22 April

11 new pocket pistols. That last one is a head-scratcher.

“Weapons of war will be no more.”

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 14:40, Monday, 22 April

I have come to the conclusion that Eric Swalwell actually is insane. I don’t mean that as hyberbole, or in a gratuitously insulting way.

I think he is crazy.

Frankly, I thought it was rather odd when he noted that “The government has nukes,” then said he was sure he and the people he threatens could find “common ground” if we just talked. We were talking, and he threatened overwhelming military force against civilians.

That isn’t normal.

Since then, I and others have been pressing him on the question which most victim disarmers avoid like the plague: How?

How is he going to enforce his proposed ban? Particularly, how is he going to accomplish a ban and turn-in when even registration schemes never get compliance rates out of the low double-digits? When even a ban on toys — bump-fire stocks — saw a compliance rate of less ...



Remember this when people talk about how important those tests are.

We had a customer who frequented the shops I worked at in Tennessee who had passed his HCP shooting qual and he was blind. And by "blind", I don't mean that he couldn't see so well without his glasses, I mean dog-and-cane blind.

But you know what? He's got civil rights just like someone with 20/20 vision.
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Gun Crime in Gun-controlled Britain

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:15, Monday, 22 April

I’m shocked that the criminals don’t obey the law. Or maybe I’m not that shocked. Two men arrested after shooting in Wolverhampton which left six-year-old boy injured. Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. Detective Inspector Rod Rose said: “These arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation which […]

NEW Ruger WRANGLER Rimfire Revolvers

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 22 April

Ruger WRANGLER Rimfire Revolvers (19)Ruger has introduced a new budget-priced rimfire revolver patterned after the legendary Colt SAA. These new six-shot .22LR revolvers are called Wrangler. As seen in the below-embedded image, Ruger markets this revolver to both new and seasoned shooters by calling it “The perfect revolver whether it is your first or your next“. Let’s take a […]

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13:55


It’s only late mid-April, there aren’t many hummingbirds about, and it makes absolutely no sense for two birds to fight over a 4-station feeder. But they’re hummingbirds: They make chickens look like Greek philosophers.

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God Save America

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:41, Monday, 22 April

After word got out that the New York Yankees were investigating Smith's earlier lyrics on Thursday — which include offensive references to African Americans — the Flyers followed suit. By Friday, the statue was covered with a black tarp and the organization said it was removing her rendition of "God Bless America" from its library. [More]
Send it to the Confederate Monument/Commissar Vanishes graveyard because the Yankees, who "held to the color line longer than all but three teams" and the Flyers, who can only seem to find one-half of a player of color in a lineup of 24, need to desperately virtue signal in true rope-selling capitalist fashion.

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The Takeaway

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:37, Monday, 22 April

 ...the softer the target, in many respects, the better. [More]
What must be going on inside the head of anyone who would deny this is a major factor in victim selection? Not the deliberate deceivers, because they're demonstrably evil, but the self-righteously deceived...?

Veil Of Elysium

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:20, Monday, 22 April

On Saturday, April 13th, I featured a sweet acoustic song by a band that usually is doing Heavy Metal. So for contrast, here is the original, Heavy Metal version of the song. This song is “Veil Of Elysium” by Kamelot from their 2015 album Haven. It was the first single released ahead of the album. […]

How Social Media is Hurting Young Shooters

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 22 April

Intro Social media today is a strange beast. It brings everyone together especially the 2A community and is a massive learning tool when used correctly. In the last few years, there have been social media “celebrities” who try to shoot as fast as possible. These people d...

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