Monday, 16 September

22:55

Campaigning

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 21:14, Monday, 16 September

That was an interesting forum tonight.  It went way over-time, and the Sheriff's candidates were the last ones to be questioned.  In lieu of a closing statement, they asked us each to encourage our opponents.  They gave us 90 seconds to praise and exhort  our opponents to public service.   I was fourth in line.

The thing about this race is that we all know one another.  We have been co-workers and associates for many years.  It's been a clean race, with very little back-stabbing.  We've all taken the high road.

The first three candidates gave very generic encouragement to all of us to serve the public, take care of the little guy, and live up to the oath.  Then it was my turn.  I walked to the podium not knowing exactly what I'd say, but I launched into the standard rhetoric about service before self, a higher responsibility to the citizens, that sort of thing.

Then, I turned to address the candidates directly.  "How can I encourage my opponents? ... Gentlemen, after this election, I will need to hire a Chief Deputy.  I would like to encourage each of you to apply."

The laug...

Automotif CL...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 20:57, Monday, 16 September

I spotted quite a sight in the Meijer parking lot today; this was definitely not your ordinary grocery-getter. I was glad I had the Fuji X-E1 and Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 along, because this deserved better than a quick cell phone snap.

19:55

I do feel bad about wasting resources on it, but I guess it’s my unnecessary new toy for the year.

I have a perfectly good Plan B knife, but quickly decided I didn’t like it nearly as well as my everyday knife which I finally decided I’d truly lost. Inconstant, unfaithful bastard that I am, I decided to see the calamity as an excuse to do something I wanted to do years ago but could never afford when I was living on shit-shoveling and occasional cleanup gigs…


And then, the evening of the very day I swallowed hard and spent $100 on ...

Why Are Lead Pipes Still in Our Water System?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:26, Monday, 16 September

How long has it been since we knew lead was an issue? Lead in NJ water: Plan to replace residential pipes in Bergen, Hudson stuck in legal limbo. A plan to offer a discounted rate to Bergen and Hudson county residents to replace lead pipes that connect their homes to water mains has become mired […]

Over the last few years, I have been running the Aimpoint magnifier with their PRO and CompM4 red dots. When I bought the magnifier for my Aimpoint, I still had the factory mount that twisted off the mount. It was an early Aimpoint mount and I decided to purchase a LaRue swivel mount for my […]

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POTD: Latvian National Guard with M14 Rifles

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Monday, 16 September

Picture Of The Day – we got to the Republic of Latvia, located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It’s a small country with only about 2 million inhabitants. Today we listen to Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš (Chief of Defence of Latvia), and his words: The main skill of every soldier – it’s accurate shooting… […]

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The 5.11 Norris Boot vs. Europe vs. My Mother-in-Law

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 16 September

The 5.11 Norris Boot Review “I think you should try to put one in the cannon.” It’s not often that your mother-in-law is also your chief enabler-in-law. Before we left for the European in-law vacation, I told Debbie (of Thanksgiving Mailroom 2018 fame) that 5.11 sent me a pair of Norris boots to try out […]

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Assault weapons ban expired 15 years ago — time to bring it back [More]
No. And if you do, I will not comply.

"Third Way" is just another mask for "commie bedwetters."

Your move, Robert and Nathan.

Feel free to react like Beto. Not that you'd be in the stack.

[Via Mack H]

The Pyromaniac Loophole

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:00, Monday, 16 September



No background checks, either!

Of course I'm not going to publicize who this is except to tell you "he" lives in a gray area.

A New York City Media Outlet Looks at Country Music

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:44, Monday, 16 September

So Ken Burns has a new multi-hour, PBS special, and The Daily Beast believed they were honor bound to review it. What Ken Burns’ 16-Hour ‘Country Music’ Epic Leaves Out. Malcolm Jones has a review you would expect out of a New York Media outlet. In a word, condescending. Country Music and PBS in the […]

12:55

Finally using up an old friend…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:07, Monday, 16 September

You can never have too much ammo or paracord. 🙂


I’m off for the Monday morning water run, and since I emptied a propane bottle yesterday baking bread I figured I may as well take it to town while I’m thinking of it, and also one of the 2 10-gallon bottles that have been empty since later winter.

To keep them upright and not clanging around in the back of D&L’s truck, I rigged all my 7-gallon bottles with n...

Will there be blood in 2020?

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 09:30, Monday, 16 September

I and others have discussed the possibility (or perhaps the reality) of a Civil War 2. Is it happening/will it happen? No one knows for sure. But William L. Gensert at American Thinker believes it will, no mater what.

I hope the guy's wrong, but I'm not sure he is.

Poowie Knife

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:37, Monday, 16 September

Experimental replication shows knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work [More]
Yeah, no sh**, Sherlock.

I'm sure there's an explanation for why coerced wealth transfers from the productive to these trough-feeders are somehow in all our best interests, but I'm also sure whatever it is will be a crock.

[Via Steve T


Death by a Thousand Cuts

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:13, Monday, 16 September

Leftists Won’t Be Going ‘Door-To-Door’ To Take Your Guns, Because They Won’t Have To [More]
And if they did, that would be a self-defeating place to resist.

[Via Michael G]

Female NYPD sergeant, 37, who recently partied with the commissioner, is arrested for shoplifting $360 of designer clothing from a Macy's department store ... She was suspended from her $107,809-a-year role... [More]
I'd actually be OK with Islamic justice here.

We're the Only Ones Purging Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:11, Monday, 16 September

Phoenix's police union has a secret deal with the department to purge dirty cops' disciplinary records [More]
I'm surprised there aren't any mandated record retention statutes.  Are there?

[Via Neil W]

More Precarious than We Know

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:00, Monday, 16 September

Heller’s Precarious Situation [More]
There's a reason for that which nobody wants to admit. Most get mad, assume he's saying what he's not and dismiss it without thoroughly reading and understanding what he's advocating -- or even trying to.

I plan to do a longer piece soon to address that. I'd title it "The Plight of the Cassandra," but too many wouldn't get why.

[Via DDS]
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The court calls limiting state and U.S. Constitutional rights to own a gun a serious penalty that a jury should decide. [More]
It looks like a felony, smells like a felony, tastes like a felony... sure glad we didn't step in it!

Democrats frown on targeting gang databases with 'red flag' laws [More]
Well, yeah.

Nobody actually thinks this is about crime control, do they?  How self-defeating would that be?

[Via Michael G]

That'll Sure Foil Their Plans!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:16, Monday, 16 September

Conway: Mass shootings will not be 'the excuse for liberals and socialists' to 'confiscate' guns [More]
We'll confiscate 'em first!

Speaking of Trends...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:14, Monday, 16 September

Holden was a convicted felon, and background check laws prevented him from purchasing a firearm legally. So he came up with a workaround that federal authorities say is part of a statewide trend: He recruited a friend to purchase guns in a place with fewer gun restrictions than the Bay Area — in this case, Las Vegas, Nevada — and bring them back. [More]
With an average time-to-crime of 11.7 years, methinks the "pipeline" is clogged.

And what they're not saying, because that doesn't help them gin up the "OMG we need to grab guns everywhere!" hysteria, is that "not all firearms traced are used in crime," and that California, with its draconian disarmament diktats, was the source for 17,397 firearms in 2017, and "lax" Nevada was only the source for 1,554.

But hey, when you've got an agenda, nothing spooks the herd quite like anecdotes, right, Mercury "News"?

Endorsed

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:48, Monday, 16 September

My guns aren’t nearly as dangerous as Beta O’Rourke with car keys & a bottle of whiskey. pic.twitter.com/NmHLr7bFJR
— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) September 14, 2019



And one for desert, too:

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) September 14, 2019

Forgot to add this when it was actually fired, and just ran across the picture.  This is from a box of Sellier & Bellot 124-grain .300 Blackout, FMJ target ammo, that was given to me by the folks at Widener's.  This was fired at 200 yards from a AR15, last group of the day

Not bad at all.  Lower POI than with the 110-grain bullets he'd zeroed it with*, and I'm pretty sure I slipped just a fraction on that far-left shot.  I need to get a chance to shoot the rest of the box, and make sure I do it right.

I've still most of the box of Winchester .45-70 300-grain soft-points to shoot as ...

Server Down!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:29, Monday, 16 September

It doesn’t happen very often at all, but today Never Yet Melted’s host servers were down for quite a long time. Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. I’ve seen Instapundit off-line a couple of times.

My apologies.

Reckless

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:22, Monday, 16 September

New Music Monday? No, but definitely Metal for Mondays. Lacuna Coil is a longstanding Heavy Metal band out of Italy. (They sing in English, don’t worry.) As a result, their membership has changed some since they got started in 1994. But they are still producing some great music. This is “Reckless” by Lacuna Coil from […]

Cop Staying at Airbnb Breaks Into Neighboring House

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:31, Monday, 16 September

And then he acts like the entitled asshole he clearly is. NYPD Cop facing Prison after Breaking into Family’s Home, Calling them “N*ggers”. Airbnb is turning into a nightmare for neighbors, because drunk people are stupid. This took place at 2:30 AM in Nashville. When they told him they were calling 911, he apparently figured […]

 

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That hadn’t occurred to me

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:16, Monday, 16 September

But seems smart to have a Ammo shortage resistant gun.

Interesting

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:13, Monday, 16 September

It says a lot

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:12, Monday, 16 September

That no democrat has come out and condemned what Bobby Francis said.

Bobby Francis memes

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:11, Monday, 16 September

Heh and heh.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:09, Monday, 16 September

Transforming KelTec RDB Into A FAMAS Clone

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 16 September

Transforming a Keltec RDB into a FAMAS cloneRecently, a Redditor named Jordan bought a Keltec RDB bullpup rifle, which is chambered in 5.56 NATO. After the RDB’s 2 month birthday, Jordan found some FAMAS airsoft parts for sale and wondered if they could be mated to his RDB. One of his goals was to not permanently alter the RDB. I admire a […]

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[ADIHEX 2019] Fine Ballistic Tools – FBT – from Austria

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Monday, 16 September

Fine Ballistic Tools, or FBT (three letters we hold dear), is a young Austrian company which many of our readers have likely never heard of. It is always interesting to go to an event such as ADIHEX and finding companies like FBT, bringing something new to the market. Core activities of FBT revolve around carbon […]

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08:55

“I’m a pussy with a small dick so I carry a gun because I’m a coward and it makes me look like less of a coward” is that closer?

A. R. G. @AdamRobGoCop
Tweeted on September 14, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a tweet from The Original SPQR in 3D @SPQRzilla.

This was in response to the question:

What’s the state motto of New Hampshire, you idiot?

I’m listening to the book Militant No...

Ditto

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:43, Monday, 16 September

Over at Twitter a guy who did not vote for Trump in 2016 explains why the left has persuaded him to crawl over broken glass in 2020 to vote for Trump.  And the follow-ons say much the same thing. I was not thrilled to vote for him in 2016, but 2020 is no question now.  Watching the left's collapse into introspection (if that is even possible) is worth it.

Going Massively Online

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:00, Monday, 16 September

First week in my online American History class includes:

Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude
Slavery was almost always a life sentence.  If you ever received your freedom, it was by purchase or gift of the master (this was rare).  Children born to slaves were also slaves.
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Slavery

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:50, Monday, 16 September

From the American History class that I am teaching this semester:
Slavery vs. Indentured Servitud...

Going Big

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:50, Monday, 16 September

A few months back  I reviewed this holster for my 1911A1.  At the time, I concluded that it was quite capable of concealing adequately under the sport coat that I often wear on less formal occasions.  I recently used it with my Browning Hi-Power.  The Browning is not exactly the same dimensions as the 1911, but close enough that it fits the holster about perfectly, and the holster does such an adequate job of supporting the gun that it isn't uncomfortable to wear.  Under a Hawaiian shirt, no.


It rained off and on all yesterday morning and never fully cleared all day though we got some intermittent afternoon sun. That’s the first rainy day in weeks, and maybe the last. This morning dawned clear and dewy and almost cold.

I’ve been thinking about my lack of initiative to get things done this summer – there are plenty of little projects I planned, but I finished hardly any of them and didn’t even start most. I’m not sick or ailing in any way, can’t say for sure I know what the problem is but I do remember goi...

Some of you may be asking, who is Mike Glyer and why is he a simpering feculent? Well, count yourself lucky that you’ve avoided running into him, because he’s basically an oily discharge from a diseased dog’s colon. He’s a loathsome slug of a man, who creates nothing of value, but who makes himself feel important by tearing down people who do create things. He runs a sci-fi and fantasy lit “news” site for the dimmest, most pathetic, social justice dipshits you’ve ever seen, and 97,000 Chinese robots.

You’ve heard the term “clown shoes” before? Well, Mike Glyer is clown shoes, but only if the sewer clown from IT threw out his pair because of the fungal infection and all the rotting toenails that had broken off inside.

I wrote this link the last time he failed to keep my name out of his whore mouth, and it’s got links to several of the previous times he forgot to keep my name out of his whore mouth: http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/15/the-super-dumbness-continues-mike-glyer-edition/

Though I have repeatedly warned him not to write about me, Mike Glyer...

Controlled Opposition

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Monday, 16 September

FOX NEWS ENDORSES NATIONAL GUN CONFISCATION - Even mainstream conservative media parroting leftist talking points to essentially repeal Second Amendment [More]
Rupert's boy is just following in Dad's footsteps.  As the home of Shepard, Juan and Geraldo continues to be presented as what it's not...

[Via Felix B...

One Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:44, Monday, 16 September

“Even from those Texans who own AR-15s, they’ve told me this themselves, ‘I don’t need this. [More]
How many?

Besides these two idiots?


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Where Have We Heard That Before?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:08, Monday, 16 September

Mexico has said 70% of the weapons used to commit violent crimes in the country originate from the US. [More]
The cycle of lies starts all over again.

[Via bondmen]
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File 13

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:00, Monday, 16 September


That's where campaign solicitations for every Republican turncoat should go. [More]

[Via bondmen]

Bi-State CEO has plan to help improve perception of MetroLink crime: a new logo [More]
Hey, it's just tax money...

[Via bondmen]
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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has introduced legislation that would require gun owners to obtain a 5-year federal license to "buy and possess" a firearm.[More]
I guess sanctuary cities for undocumented gun owners will be off the table...?

We live in an age where overt traitors can not only run for president but attract enough followers to where several lead in the polls and one of them could win.

[Via Neil W]

The Show Must Go On

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:43, Monday, 16 September

The ACLU is also demanding that Meijer pay for the costs associated with Drag Syndrome having to perform at another performance venue.. [More]
Now shut up and bake us our cake.

A Nation of Sob Sisters

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:51, Monday, 16 September

Some of them not wanting to go on camera were tearful saying it was a lot to deal with. [More]
And nobody slapped them and told them to grow the f*** up?

[Via bondmen]
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“I don’t know where you get away with that.” [More]
They wouldn't.

But if you say that in no uncertain terms, the ones who want to turn armed enforcers loose on you start screaming "Death threat!"

[Via bondmen...

Strike Two

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:33, Monday, 16 September

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike [More]
Whatever will we do without communists trough-feeders indoctrinating the young and fueling ignorant resentments?

Look for more coordinated collusion/economic disruption in advance of 2020.

Tell me another story about poor, overworked teachers having to buy basic classroom supplies. The commissars aren't missing any meals, either.

Not that "management" is any better.

No wonder why Johnny can't rea...

Striking Features

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:11, Monday, 16 September

UAW national strike against GM begins as union backers flood into Flint [More]
Democrats cheer.

Naturally. And just look at all those gun-grabbers.

A lot of suppliers, ancillary businesses and their workers will suffer. This looks more like the purpose is to make economy numbers look bad before the 2020 elections.

Survey SAYS...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:37, Monday, 16 September

Gallup: 83% Blame 'Failure of Mental Health System' for Contributing to Mass Shootings [More]
While it's true that most with disabilities do not pose a danger, the failure of the legal system to recognize "the law" contributes greatly.

I guess it's easier to just confiscate guns.

[Via bondmen...
Missouri officer on leave over anti-Muslim postings [More]
I guess that explains priorities because postings about killing citizens for exercising their right to keep and bear arms are ignored.

[Via bondmen...
“It is likely, especially on a college campus, that Silva may encounter a situation in which a subject, perhaps a college co-ed, would be uncooperative or somehow challenge his authority,” Winder wrote. “Without acknowledging his past mistakes, it is likely that this type of scenario, Silva losing control and harming someone, will likely reoccur.” [More]
Buy that man a t-shirt!

[Via Michael G]
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Six Words Say it All

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:49, Monday, 16 September

Now pray......or any other types of guns. [More]
Any questions on the goal, or why?

As for the theological implications (since the grabbers brought them up and presume to instruct us), you can be a useful idiot and listen to frauds desperate to usurp omnipotent powers and cont...

At Long Last, Love

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:18, Monday, 16 September

Roberts v Honolulu (9th Circuit): "The panel held that plaintiff received substantially all of his requested relief in the settlement agreement. As a result, as the prevailing party, he was entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees." [More]
Took 'em long enough.

Not that it's over.

Who has the time and the wherewithal to challenge eternal bureaucracies with unlimited resources?

Just wait 'til you find yourself on the wrong end of a red flag.

Brett Kavanaugh is hit with a fresh sexual misconduct allegation from his time at Yale in the 1980s... [More]
Some stereotypes derived from not all that uncommon behaviors come to mind...

But hey, #BelieveWomen.  Just ask Tawana, Man-gums and Mayella.

Survey SAYS

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:28, Monday, 16 September

There’s majority support in both polls for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons. [More]
How committed are they to the idea?

[Via Bear]
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:09, Monday, 16 September

White House prepares gun proposals, but where Trump stands is unclear [More]
If he wasn't for them, they wouldn't be preparing them.

In re the "app," since we know the goal is confiscation-enabling registration, it's not in the rulers' interests (and curiously, the interests of the rice bowl gun groups) to even acknowledge, let alone propose a system like BIDS.

[Via Bear]

CRAZY STUFF

by Mas in at 06:00, Monday, 16 September

Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes” we’ll-take-your-guns rant during the latest of the Democrat presidential candidate debates has stiffened the backbone of the pro-gun community.  Good. Perhaps more telling than his own unrestrained and misdirected emotion is that none of the other … Read more

Are you looking for a way to encourage a young shooter in your life to further his or her skills and enjoy time together on the range? I certainly was, which is why I recently introduced my daughter to some fun shooting drills for kids with .22 rifles. We had a wonderful time, and I wish someone had done this with me as a child.

I didn’t grow up around guns, so when I was introduced to them as an adult, there was definitely a fair bit of apprehension. Thankfully, my fear was based in the unknown, and with proper education and training, I am now very comfortable around all types of firearms. While I have a healthy respect for guns, the unease has been replaced with enjoyment and the desire to continually learn more.

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Recommended

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:40, Monday, 16 September

Yes, yes, a million times yes.

An Hour Wait for Police After Attack

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 16 September

And the bad guys came back during that hour. ‘This is terrible right where I live’ Portsmouth veteran concerned about safety, police response time after attack. They saw a man being attacked. “I jumped out to try and help the guy, grabbed him and put him in the back of my truck,” the man said. […]

Chicago Schools Fail to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 16 September

The Left is always screaming about protecting the kids, but they didn’t seem motivated to protect kids in this case. ‘Extraordinary and appalling’ handling of sexual violence cases in Chicago Public Schools leads to federal oversight. The civil rights office opened a systemic investigation concerning whether CPS had failed to promptly and accurately respond to […]

3/4 of Calls to 911 Are in Error

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Monday, 16 September

At least in Orangeville, Ontario. Oops is no excuse: You’d be surprised how many 911 calls Dufferin OPP receives in error or by accident. Nearly three-quarters of the time 911 has been dialed in its jurisdiction this year, Dufferin OPP has responded to learn that the call was made in error or by accident. From […]

Ecia Model 1930 Family: Competitors to the Astra

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 16 September

Juan Esperanza was one of the two partners who formed the Astra company (with Pedro Unceta). When the two had a falling-out in 1925 and parted ways, Esperanza formed his own company and went on something of a patenting binge. He made an unsuccessful attempt at designing a new machine gun for the Spanish army, and then settled down to make a family of pistols to compete with his former partner’s. These were all called the Ecia Model 1930, and there was a small frame .25 ACP (targeted at the Astra 200 market), a medium frame .32 ACP / .380 ACP (to compete with the Astra 300), and a large frame 9mm Largo model to match up against the Astra 400. The Ecia design was double action, and each size offered a magazine capacity one greater than the comparable Astra. They also have a nicer grip angle, and handle more nicely than the Astra.

Unfortunately for Esperanza, the Spanish military had alr...

Thanks, Irish Robert

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 08:07, Monday, 16 September

Let’s be honest with ourselves: “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in,” was getting pretty worn. Said years and years ago by a now octogenarian who probably won’t be with us much longer. Gun owners of the future will probably be like “Diane who?” before too long.

But thanks to Bobby Frank, we have a new scare quote we’ll be able to get mileage out of for years and years. Can we now dispense with the gaslighting fiction that no one is after our guns? Should be pretty obvious by now what the real agenda is here. Irish Robert wants to take the most popular gun in America. He said it on live TV where everyone could hear it.

Sometimes honesty is refreshing.

The M1 Carbine was originally designed in the early days of World War 2 as a scaled-down version of the M1 Garand, the main battle rifle.  The intent wasn’t to issue the Carbine to smaller people, but for those keeping the war machine logistics running.  The idea was that people packaging or driving supplies for […]

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Thanks to an anonymous source for sending this cringeworthy content. On September 4, 2019, the 11 RGK (11th Special Forces Regiment) of Malaysia held a demonstration. This Malaysian body armor demonstration failure resulted in the death of a Major on his way to the hospital. We have seen similar tests and we always caution our […]

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high desert rifle worksHigh Desert Rifle Works is a premier organization for not only long-range tutelage, but they are well known for their keen eye in quality optics. This discerning attention to detail has lead them to now carry Blackhound Optics; specifically, their Genesis Series. The founder and owner of High Desert Rifle Works, Thomas Gomez, is a […]

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04:55

Innsmouth Cast

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Monday, 16 September

In H P Lovecraft's story The Shadow Over Innsmouth the denizens of the named decrepit Massachusetts town are a bit teched.   This affliction comes from close intimate contact with an ancient race of people called Deep Ones.  Symptoms of someone that exhibits these traits are small ears, a narrowing head, and prodigious, unblinking eyes.  Hmmm....




If it's any consolation, Senator Spartacus, Deep Ones live an exceedingly long time, swim well, and are very very powerful beings.  But you probably don't want to be conn...

Where Should You Sit?

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:14, Monday, 16 September

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Take a look at the photo above.  If you were visiting a coffee shop, which seat would you pick?  I’ve seen this article floating around on the internet and decided to weigh in with my opinion.   When I am choosing seats in a restaurant, I use the following selection […]

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 069: The Crazy Years

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 01:52, Monday, 16 September

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss some of the crazy news in the 2nd Amendment;
  • Weer’d brings us Part 2 of his 60 Minutes audio fisk, wherein they claim that the AR-15 is “the Choice of Spree Killers”;
  • and Egghead teaches us how to convert an AM radio into a shortwave receiver on the cheap.

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

Show Notes

Main Topic:  

Late Adopter.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:20, Monday, 16 September

I didn't get a CD player until the early/mid Nineties. I think the first one I had in a car was the one I installed in my 280ZX when I was working at the pawn shop/gun store in 1994.

I never used Napster, and continued to use the CD changer in the Zed Drei until it finally gave up the ghost a few years ago. I need to replace the head unit in that car so I can listen to music while driving again, but, you know...one of these days. The radio still works and picks up NPR fine, so I keep putting it off.

Anyway, here's a neat animated chart showing the percentage of market share of various music formats, from 1973-2019. Watch the fall of 8 Track! The death and rebirth of vinyl! It's pretty neat.


(h/t to The Online Photographer.)

Sunday, 15 September

20:55

Apocolypse Delayed

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 19:00, Sunday, 15 September

One thing I rarely worry about are the breathless predictions of some event that's going to collapse civilization.

Whut?

Seriously, I don't. I remember back in the 70s when we were all supposed to be dead, having frozen to death, starving, in the dark. Twenty years ago, roughly.


It seems the doom-sayers never catch a break.

The human race has had, and will always...

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #177...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 19:40, Sunday, 15 September

Ammo shortage resistant Gen4 Glock 35 with SSVI Tyr trigger, Ameriglo I-Dot Pro sights, and additional barrels in .357SIG and 9x19mm...
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it's a Democrat Presidential candidate admitting what you bastards want to do.

B: It's not a case of "... try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns." to quote said bastard; you're just pissed that he's the first one of that clown car convention group to say it out loud.

C: Take your "I'm a gun owner" crap, write it on an old shovel handle, and fuck yourself with it.  We've been hearing that from gun-bigot politicians like you for decades now, and it means squat.

D: ...I don't think that having our presidential candidates like Congressman O’Rourke did, say that we're going to try to take people’s guns against their will is a wise either policy or political move."
Nice to have you admit what really bothers you about this.  Asshat.

Wet as F*ck USPSA Match

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 17:50, Sunday, 15 September

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Obsolete Media

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:31, Monday, 16 September

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a briefly  popular alternative to microfilm and microfiche was something called microprint.  100:1 reduction print on glossy, opaque card stock.  The Early American Imprints collections of every obscure printed document through 1819 were printed on these.  I needed 1801 Tenn. Laws 259-261 and all the College of Western Idaho could borrow was a microprint version.  "No problem, Boise State has microprint readers.  Fifteen years ago, I used them to read stuff from Early American Imprints there."  What should have been a tipoff was that when I went to use those documents, which even 100:1 reduced, took up two floor to ceiling bookshelves. one of the bookshelves was facing a wall, and was not accessible."

Friday, I discovered that they have no microprint readers, nor a clue where this collection of historic documents went.  (I fear they were recycled.  Somewhere, I fear, a couple centuries of American history recycled into pizza boxes are in a landfill.)  Northwest Nazarene University may still have a microprint reader; I am waiting for a call back.

If you have access ...

That’s just crazy!

by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 13:55, Sunday, 15 September

I heard an interesting interview on the Mark Levin show a couple weeks ago on my way home from class. The interview involved Dr. Bandy X Lee.

Bandy Xenobia Lee (born 1970) is an American psychiatrist with Yale University and a specialist in violence prevention programs in prisons and in the community who initiated reforms at New York’s Rikers Island prison. Her scholarly work includes the writing of a comprehensive textbook on violence. In 2017 she organized a conference on the mental health of Donald Trump at Yale and was the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book of essays that has contributed to the debate about Trump’s mental stability and within the psychiatric profession in the United States about the interpretation of the Goldwater rule.

It seems Bandy has co-written a book with Judith Lewis Herman.

Judith Lewis Herman (born 1942) is an American psychiatrist, researcher, teacher, and author who has focused on ...

“Unexpectedly” the Economy is Doing Fine

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:35, Sunday, 15 September

The media keeps talking about recession, hoping that one will materialize. So far, no one seems to be paying attention. US retail sales rise more than expected in August as auto sales surged. The Commerce Department said on Friday that retail sales climbed by 0.4 percent in August, well above analyst expectations of 0.2 percent, […]

John CanleySome might mock a Marine shooting a pistol one-handed. We all know that would be pretty unwise. Especially as this Marine is Sgt. Maj. John Canley – a recent Medal of Honor recipient. Canley claims “to always shoot a pistol with only one hand – he fires more accurately that way.” Sgt.Maj. Canley visited Marine Corps Base Quantico […]

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But They ARE Family. . . .

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 12:54, Sunday, 15 September

I'm home from my Dad's and just chillin' with my husband and our two rescue Labs. Dad's settled into assisted living quite nicely.  The staff there was great, and the maintenance folks refill his suet feeder outside his window so he can watch the birds which he really loves. He's in two units with an open door between.  In time, we'll whittle it down to one as two units are not affordable long term, but we knew that having the bigger space after the transition from his big house would be easier on him.

My husband stayed home as with Lorelei Lab being a new rescue we didn't both want to suddenly leave for a week, especially after he'd been gone two+ weeks overseas for bus...

Good!

in Of Arms and the Law at 12:04, Sunday, 15 September

Mike Flynn has retained the formidable Sydney Powell, who is already hitting hard. She's first-rate when it comes to prying out hidden evidence, as she proved in the Ted Steven case, in Enron, and others. In Enron, the client had been convicted of amending a contract so as to take it from a legal to an illegal arrangement. Her client had been sentenced to, and was serving, prison time. She discovered the government had held back a document that showed to a certainty that someone else (who the government never charged) had made the change to the contract.
For details, get her book! Licensed to Lie.

Just Because It Claims to Be Ransomware…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:09, Sunday, 15 September

Or why you shouldn’t pay ransom, and why you should have backups. Destructive Ordinypt Malware Hitting Germany in New Spam Campaign. A new spam campaign is underway that pretends to be a job application from “Eva Richter” who is sending her photo and resume. This resume, though, is actually an executable masquerading as a PDF […]

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202.4 Pounds

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:50, Sunday, 15 September

I have not been this light since my 2014 stroke.

I use #40 propane bottles because they’re a lot easier for the old man to manipulate than more traditional #100 bottles. I just keep more bottles around, which has the added benefit of redundancy. But while you can tell a bottle is nearly empty by weight, there’s only one sure way to find out it’s completely empty…


…and that’s for the fire to go out. Normally, at the worst possible time.

We’re finally getting a rainy day. I woke at five to the sound of a hard rain on the bedroom’s metal roo...

That’s a big waste…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:16, Sunday, 15 September

The problem with raising chickens in the desert is the same for most lifestock; you can’t let them forage for themselves because there’s not much to forage for and anyway they’re pretty close to the bottom of the food chain. I’ve had chickens die for all sorts of senseless reasons including cannibalism, but so far I’ve never lost a chicken to any (non-chicken) predator.

The price for that is that I (and neighbor L) have to pay for all their feed. To keep the cost down somewhat I supplement the pellets with cracked corn, considerably cheaper. Being me, I tend to keep quite a lot on hand – and cheap out on the storage, which led me to throw it all away yesterday when I dug my scoop into the barrel and it came out green and stinking.

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Metrocon

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 07:03, Sunday, 15 September

Was David Brooks, token 'conservative' columnist on the NYTimes, ever really a conservative?  Particularly on guns?

"Crack the wall of inaction" on gun control.  After that, the rest can pour through that crack.

The Problem

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:32, Sunday, 15 September

The Democrats have a huge problem, and it begins with that ignoramus O'Rourke, continuing with that bozo, Booker.  Their plan is to have a "mandatory buyback" and the idea that Americans will simply line up and comply.  The evidence suggests otherwise.

In recent years, states including Connecticut, New York, and California have passed laws mandating that assault weapon owners register their firearms. Each has faced extremely low compliance rates: reportedly around 15 percent in Connecticut, and below 5 percent in New York and California. Tony Guglielmo, a Republican state senator from Connecticut, told The Hartford Courant that many assault-rifle-owners were flatly ignoring the law.
They don't have a plan, they have a pipe-dream, and reality has a way of dealing with pipe-dreams.   Booker doesn't even understand the law he talked about in the link above.  He believes that fully-automatic weapons are illegal.  Those of us who know better immediately spotted th...

"Beeeeeeeto Jenkins!"

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:38, Sunday, 15 September


Beto was on Meet the Press this morning, and claimed to have been approached by gun owners at a gun show in Arkansas and a sporting goods store in Texas who were said something along the lines of "Gosh, I realized I don't need my AR15 for hunting or home defense, and I'd be happy to turn it in!" (The transcript of the show isn't up yet, else I'd have copied it verbatim.)

Sunday music has focused on composers, but the 20th century in particular should focus on conductors. Partly this is because classical music written in the 20th century is so bad, but partly it is a reflection of the explosion of symphony orchestras and the spread of "mid brow" culture in the post war period in particular.  Leonard Bernstein is perhaps the most famous of these conductors, but most important is without doubt Bruno Walter.

Born on this day in 1876, his name was originally Buno Schlesinger.  His musical education soon focused him on his main interest, conducting.  As the choral director at the Hamburg opera he met Gustav Mahler and ended up becoming close to him for the rest of Mahler's life.  Not only was Walter present when Mahler died, but Mahler's widow asked Walter to conduct the premier performance of the yet-to-be-performed Das Leid Von Der Erde.

But Walter's jewish background was a serious hinderance as the Nazis came to power, and Walter ended up in the United States.  His reputation was such that he conducted - and recorded -all the most important orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and t...

Therapy For The Overly Woke

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 07:12, Sunday, 15 September

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Third Democrat Debate

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:28, Sunday, 15 September

Europe Faces Death by Bad Conscience

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:24, Sunday, 15 September

Pascal Bruckner, in a must-read essay in Quillette, describes how Europe is allowing its own virtue to destroy it.

Western Europeans dislike themselves. They are unable to overcome their self-disgust and feel the pride in their heritage and the self-respect that is so strikingly evident in the United States. Modern Europe is instead mired in shame shrouded in moralizing discourse. It has convinced itself that, since all the evils of the twentieth century arose from its feverish bellicosity, it’s about time it redeemed itself and sought something like a reawakened sense of the sacred in its guilty conscience.

W...

Sunday Round of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:29, Sunday, 15 September

It’s Sunday, so that means that Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. Geller Report News notes firefighters attacked in one of those non-existent no-go zones in France Not A Lot Of People Know That covers British Army nutters saying they will do away with fossil fuels MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… – […]

On the eve of 2020, everyone should be comfortable with the idea of adding weaponlights to pistols and rifles that are used as tools for protection. Forget the sun going down: walk into a building, into a parking garage, under a bridge or into the woods from bright daylight and a quality weaponlight may give […]

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When you’ve made the case that one Amendment does not apply to an entire group of people, you’ve made the case for the rest of the Amendments not applying. Ultimately you’ve devolved back into FDR Internment Camp rationale. Or border detainment rationale. You’re doing the same thing, just from a different front.

The only leaps and bounds necessary are for Leftists to take, in convincing themselves they are not Xenophobic or racist.

But I almost forgot… it’s not real Xenophobia or racism when it’s from the Left.

Squiggly Line Guy
September 12, 2019
How The Left Spreads Racism Through Gun Control
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Bernie? Bro?

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 06:19, Sunday, 15 September

Well, Bernie Sanders is promising free healthcare for illegal aliens, and a moratorium on deportations, when he is president.  So vote for him.

I guess he is counting on ineligible foreigners voting for him next November.

And why does everyone, including Trump, call them "Illegal Immigrants"?  The term must poll well with likely voters.  They are aliens.  Immigrants are moving here.  Aliens have to go back.  They ain't staying.  They broke the law in coming here.  If they don't have to obey the law, then why do I? 

The No Fly list is an inaccurate piece of crap, but they want to ban anyone on it from buying or owning firearms because "You're a terrorist!"

They killed an amendment to their latest gun-grab bill that would red flag people on the law enforcement gang list.  Guess why they killed it?
Like the no-fly lists, which have erroneously flagged many innocent individuals as terrorists (including the late Sen. Ted Kennedy), the gang databases are often inaccurate, Democrats said.

“You know, California had these databases, and they finally stopped when they discovered that they had 3-year-olds on the databases as gang members,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said. “I mean, so some of these are reliable, a lot of them are not.”
Miserable, slimy bastards they are.

Nice Photoshopped Prank

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:25, Sunday, 15 September

Alas! the ferocious little beastie isn’t real. He’s just been photoshopped from the image below.

...

Mexican Version of the Militia?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Sunday, 15 September

So what are people to do when the government fails? As in “failed state?” Mexico’s Wild West: vigilante groups defy president to fight cartels. Surrounded by armed men, Commander “Toro” said Mexicans taking the law into their own hands in the western state of Michoacan will not heed government calls to lay down arms because […]

How Much Does the Left Hate Felony Murder?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Sunday, 15 September

A lot. Convicted of murder, but a police officer pulled the trigger. This case is similar to the one from Illinois recently where a bunch of kids (and one adult) from Chicago went to Lake County, to steal cars, and one was shot and killed. In the 2015 Alabama case, the kid who died was […]

Those Unintended Consequences

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Sunday, 15 September

Be careful what you wish for. You can also file this under, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Police body cameras are capturing so much footage it’s driving some defense attorneys to quit. It wasn’t that long ago that every SJW and defense attorney wanted every cop, at least in places big […]

The Royal North West Mounted Police (later merged with the Dominion Police to become the RCMP – Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are an interesting and often overlooked element of the western frontier. We Americans tend to only think about the Old West up to northern Montana and Idaho, but of course things were not that much different on the other side of the border in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the other western provinces. Starting with their founding in 1873, law enforcement in western Canada was the domain of the RNWMP, and they used an interesting mixture of British Empire arms and American arms – Colts and Adams; Winchesters and Sniders.

“Arms and Accoutrements of the Mounted Police, 1873-1973” covers the whole range or arms and accessories used by the Mounties. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, swords, lances, and even artillery (ye...

02:55

True

To avoid this unconstitutional peril, a conscientious  legislature that insisted on background checks for firearm purchases would prohibit any connection of the check with a unique serial number.

NICS:  "Joe Schmore, desirous of purchasing a [handgun/rifle/shotgun/NFA item] is not prohibited."

Saturday, 14 September

23:55

A fine Saturday evening

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 20:00, Saturday, 14 September

If, like me, you're avoiding the crowds and noise of the state fair, there are other entertainments you can enjoy, such as perusing the data



















19:55

Now that’s funny right there

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 16:29, Saturday, 14 September

Via email from John Hardin:

ignorant_gun_control_supporter

Now that’s funny right there, but unless you are a gun owner you probably won’t get it.

OMG this is a straight lie!!

“With the passage of the ban, it became unlawful to "manufacture, transfer, or possess" most semi-automatic weapons.”https://t.co/OxxP8ShYj6

— Jon Stokes (@jonst0kes) September 14, 2019

More on Beto's Gift

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:04, Saturday, 14 September

Beto (that ignoramus) O'Rourke, gave America a huge git on Thursday night.  He dropped the veil on the Democrats wet dream.  Confiscate all the AR-15s in the country.  Other Democrats are starting to notice.
Sen. Chris Coons said while he appreciates former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's passion on the issue of guns, it remains to be seen if O'Rourke did more harm than good when he  said he was going to confiscate AR-15s during Thursday's Democratic primary debate.
Coons told CNN on Friday he does not support mandatory confiscation of AR-15s.
"And I, frankly, think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying, 'Democrats are coming for your guns,'" Coons said of O'Rourke's comment.
No, Senator.  Beto said it, and we're not trying to scare people.  We're simply reporting what was said at  Democratic national debate.  We're not trying to scare people.  We are just accurately reporting on what was said.&...

POTD: Shooting the RPG-7

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Saturday, 14 September

Portable and reusable, and one of the best known and iconic anti-tank (anti-whatever) rocket-propelled grenade launchers ever. That is the subject in TFB’s Photo Of The Day, and above you can see the grenade just leaving the launcher. The RPG-7 (РПГ-7) has been in use since the very early 1960, including the Vietnam War. RPG-7s […]

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Mugme Street news

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 13:30, Saturday, 14 September

I used work downtown Seattle in the Century Square building which has one side on 3rd Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. Barb calls this street “Mugme Street” because all your warning flags go up as soon as you poke your head out of the building along that one block length of 3rd. When I was working there I blogged about it fairly often.

Last night there was a “dispute” at 3rd and Pine which moved below the street to Westlake Tunnel (and bus station). The end result was three people shot and one dead:

Police are looking for a gunman who shot three people, killing one of the victims, near the Westlake light rail station in downtown Seattle Friday night.

Authorities said three people were struck by gunfire about 9:30 p.m. Two of the victims were found near Third Avenue and Pine Street. The third victim was at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.

It is import...

WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS TELLING BETO HE IS WRONG TO CONFISCATE GUNS?

WHERE IS JOE BIDEN TELLING BETO HE'S WRONG????

THIS SILENCE TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

THE DEMOCRATS MEAN TO DISARM US WHILE THEY EMPTY PRISONS AND REPLACE US WITH ILLEGAL ALIENS. pic.twitter.com/yOWagBKAhH
— John Ocasio-Nolte (@NolteNC) September 14, 2019

The only Democrat person criticizing Beto his talk about gun confiscation is Senator Coons.  And not because Coons disagrees with Beto.  Coons is worried about political blowback now that the truth is out about what the Democrats want to do. 

That means all the Democrats agree with gun confiscation, in violation of the Constitution.

No Democrat of any note has yet to contradict ...

Discipline SUXS! (So sayeth Merida)

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 13:58, Saturday, 14 September

So the other night I called Merida because I wanted to play with her. She did not come to me, so after a few calls I went looking, because this isn't like her at all. I found her up on my bed, sleeping on my pillow.

That's a "Nope" right there.

So I pulled her down the the floor and gave her a good "NO!" And in return, she gave me a dirty look and climbed right back up on the bed. Really?

A few seconds later saw her back on the floor with another negative admonition, at which point she went over to her blanket on the floor at the foot end of the bed, lay down and stuck her head under the bed. I went over and tried to coax her out, because I still wanted to play with her, but everything I did caused her to burrow further under the bed. Then it hit me--she was sulking! Poor thing's probably never been corrected before, and definitely not by me yet, and she wasn't liking it. So I left her alone and went on about my business for an hour or so and when I went back in the room she was still on the floor but she got up and came over to me, this time in a little better mood. I gave her some petting and scratching, and then she turned and went back up...

OK, so I've upgraded the hard drive in my primary laptop and rebuilt it from scratch. It's running *much* better now. Software that has more or less refused to work is working. The weird, intermittent slow-downs haven't re-appeared so far.

And I just left a comment on Eaton Rapids Joe's blog! Miracles will never cease.

Everything application-wise is as close to what it was as I can remember, only I left a lot of applications off. Sort of a habit, not installing something after a re-install unless I know for sure I'll need it soon. Other apps can come on as needed, if needed. I'm one of the worst for downloading stuff, using in a couple of times then never using it again. That's a very Bad Habit these days.

Green Energy Causes Global Warming?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:57, Saturday, 14 September

Ain’t that a kick in the teeth.World’s most powerful greenhouse gas on the rise ‘due to green energy boom’. Sulfur Hexafluoride is the culprit. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. It is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide (CO2), and just one kilogram […]

Democrats and Propaganda

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:22, Saturday, 14 September

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Does that mean I’m jaded? Dems Secretly Trained Thousands of Activists to Manipulate Media, Clinton Library Docs Show. Because if you can’t compete on a level playing field, do all in your power to destroy the playing field. Or why does NPR still require tax money? Also, does anyone […]

12:55

"Good Gun Owners"

by Tam in View From The Porch at 10:28, Saturday, 14 September

One interesting feature of op eds or stumping political candidates these days when they bring up the idea of AWB v2.0 is that they all cite some "Good Gun Owner" who had an epiphany after a mass shooting and decided that they didn't need an EEBIL AR47 to hunt ducks or defend themselves from burglars, and voluntarily renounced the "assault weapon" lifestyle and turned the bad guns in.

Which, in light of actual compliance rates in recent ban states, is purely whistling past the graveyard.
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Oooooooh kaaaaaaay.  Solid plan.


Well, that's joyous

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 09:21, Saturday, 14 September

The Winchester .22 ammo that shot such nice groups at 100 yards?  Went looking for more.

Seem Winchester has discontinued it.

I'll have to try some of their other subsonic stuff and see how it does.

Pistol suppressorsGood day lead slingers and welcome back to the 90th edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Over the last 18 months we’ve covered a broad range of topics – from Hollywood movie silencer depictions, to using a MILSTD decibel meter to rate the newest and most unique suppressors available on the American market.   Rimfire, pistol, […]

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Quote of the day—Alexander Hope

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Saturday, 14 September

Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anyone has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Alexander Hope

By Neil Smith and Aaron Zelm...

ZCQOTD: "I mean, a good long burst of live warshots from the only transferrable Mk.19 would pretty much be the ultimate flex at Knob Creek."
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) September 14, 2019


When the Hughes Amendment went down, goes the lore, a few smart SACO employees got a handful of Mk 19s "on paper". The exact total is uncertain, it might be as many as three or four. They're rare enough that I've never seen two on the market at the same time, let alone two in the same place.

When they come up for sale, they bring stupid money; one brought half a million bucks a dozen years or so ago. And then each live 40mm grenade is another $200 tax stamp...
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Neil Diamond - Porcupine Pie

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:32, Saturday, 14 September

There's not much to say about this song, other than it's a not-very-country nonsense song from 1972.  But it's fun.



Porcupine Pie (Songwriter: Neil Diamond)

Porcupine Pie, Porcupine Pie, Porcupine PieVanilla Soup, a double scoop please.... No
Maybe I won't, maybe I will, maybe I'll have...

Katsujin-ken Satsujin-to

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:55, Saturday, 14 September


In dojos offering training in kendo and aikido, the above phrase written in the grass script on a scroll is commonly hung for purposes of admonition and inspiration.

These Japanese radicals are pronounced Katsujin-ken Satsujin-to (sometimes, Katsujinken satsujinken) meaning “The sword which kills is the sword which gives life.”

They are often rendered more explicitly in English as “The sword which cuts down evil is the sword which preserves life.”

This adage is attributed to the masters of Yagyū school, the Tokugawa shoguns’ personal instructors in swordsmanship.

And those Yagyū school sword sensei-s were right. The rightful use of weapons is essential in an imperfect world to defend innocent lives against unjust violence.

A wider commitment to skill at arms and a more common readiness to defend the innocent would be infinitely more effective ...

This Frog Activated His Hyperspace Drive

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:45, Saturday, 14 September

T.S. Eliot Declined to Publish “Animal Farm”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:23, Saturday, 14 September

Lit Hub excerpted from a history of the renowned publishing house Faber some very interesting rejection letters, mostly by none other than T.S. Eliot.

The most indefensible one has to be:

T. S. Eliot to George Orwell Esq., 13 July 1944:

I know that you wanted a quick decision about Animal Farm; but the minimum is two directors’ opinions, and that can’t be done under a week. But for the importance of speed, I should have asked the Chairman to look at it as well. But the other director is in agreement with me on the main points. We agree that it is a distinguished piece of writing; that the fable is very skilfully handled, an...

Saturday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:14, Saturday, 14 September

I hope your weekend if off to a good start. According to Hoyt – The Wrong Lessons The Soviet Union, China, and Communism. DC Clothesline – New Jersey “High-Capacity” Magazine Ban Took Effect 9 Months Ago — Not a Single Magazine Has Been Turned In Adaptive Curmudgeon – Lawn Of Privilege: Update A while back, […]

Self-defense Is Legal in North Carolina

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Saturday, 14 September

But then I thought it was. If anything is newsworthy, it is that the DA made the determination of self-defense in only a couple of weeks. Wilmington police: Homeowner shot man in self-defense. Paul Roland had kicked in the front door of a home when the homeowner shot him. “We have consulted with the District […]

How Would You Greet Two Masked Men in Your Home?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Saturday, 14 September

And they were armed. The homeowner was shot but survived. Homeowner fatally shoots suspect during Cumberland County burglary. When deputies arrived they found the homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Libson, who told deputies that two masked individuals broke into his home and shot him and that he returned gunfire, according to a news release from the Cumberland […]

Shooting the Mle 1866 Chassepot

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 14 September

A while back, I visited @CanadianGunLover, and we did a bit of shooting with an 1866 Chassepot. I lost track of the footage and only just now found where I had put it – so today is some Chassepot shooting! A couple things to note; the rifle sounds very quiet because my microphone was clipping it off, sorry. And yes, we are on a very short range bay – it’s what was available at the time. The ammo we are using was made by CGL, and was a bit longer than military spec, which led to the bolt getting tight to close more quickly that would have originally been the case. But even with that, the rapidity of fire offered by the Chassepot completely outclassed all the muzzleloaders still in service.

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Kid Myths

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Saturday, 14 September

As a wee bairn, 6th grade, in the shadow of the Vietnam war, ca. 1981, we boy talked among ourselves about important subjects like army stuff and tanks and guns.  We knew that our side used M16s and the other side used AK47.

Other received wisdom that we were told was true back then?  That the two rifles used different sized bullets.  But them crafty Commies made it so their rifles could shoot from M16 magazine, but our side couldn't do it the other way around.  This was a good idea, by our kid logic, as the enemy could scrounge from our supplies, and it was short sighted of the Pentagon to not do the same.  Our confidence in our military gear back then was shaken a bit, and I am sure that pleased the Kremlin.  Negatively impact our morale early on, you see. 

Yes, we thought, told by our friend's older brothers, I am sure, or misheard from a buddy's father, that a Viet Cong AK could shoot what we now know (more precisely) as 7.39x39mm Combloc ammo as well as 5.56x45mm NATO.  It couldn't shoot the American stuff as well, but how accurately do you have to shoot a bullet hose? 

Like I said, this was ...

Eddie Money: March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Saturday, 14 September

Eddie Money (Edward Joseph Mahoney) is one of the artists from the 1970s that was on the radio a lot. I don’t think I really like any of his music, but he had several top 40 ‘hits’ and that meant you couldn’t escape the music. So like it or not, I know a number of […]

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