Friday, 22 February

19:55

Victor Davis Hanson from his recent speech Two States of California (worth your time BTW):

When I went in (to the California State University system) in 1984 as a professor of Classics, the remediation rate - that was a fancy term for those who are admitted into the CUS system, the largest university system in the world, well over a quarter-million students - was 32%, and the graduation rate in four years was 51%. When I left 23 years later the remediation rate was 55% and the average for SIX years graduation was 49%.

How did California solve that problem? They just got rid of the word last year called "remediation." So rather than saying 60% of the students who entered the CSU system cannot take a college class because they don't qualify to be there in the first place and therefore you have remediated class - we used to call them "Bonehead English" and "Bonehead Math" - and you don't get college credit for it, we don't call it remediation anymore and they solved the problem. There's zero remediation now.

But believe me, if we're goi...

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Last year Cloud Defensive started a journey to make the best weapon light on the market. It took a year and the light has gone through some significant changes from when I posted about it almost a year ago to the day. Click here to see what it looked like a year ago. Well, I […]

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POTD: Hunters of Gunmen (M107 Barrett .50 BMG)

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 22 February

Today’s Photos are of scout sniper team members in the U.S. Marines. Above you can see U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Bryce Hopkins, a scout sniper with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 shooting the SASR M107 Barrett .50 Cal during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California […]

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Featured Deals of the Week – 2/22/19

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 22 February

Featured Deals of the Week HeaderHarbor Freight Apache – $29.99 with coupon 81892470 What the deal is: In light of some of the unfortunate stories about flying with firearms, this week I’m including this Apache case. It is a hard-shell watertight case, perfect for transporting “specialized equipment” as the manufacturer puts it. Its exterior dimensions are 16.5″ x 6.75″ x […]

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15:55


Okay then.
Pelosi who is trying to make a UBC bill seem all Appleball and Basepie is probably having a "You said the loud part quiet and the quiet part loud" at this.


This morning I got a link from Landlady suggesting that the Washington state legislature might have problems getting useful effect from their recent ginormous anti-gun law I-1639…

At least 20 county sheriffs in Washington state – more than half of the state’s total – are now publicly refusing to police new gun laws. Several county governments have also passed local resolutions officially opposing enforcement of the laws.

The moves may pose a significant threat to Washington’s ambitious agenda on firearms reform, and some activists say it is beginning to resemble a full-scale “constitutionalist” revolt against gun control.

A growing number of sheriffs, almost all in rural counties, have publicly stated that they will not, or believe they cannot, enforce the provisions of I1639, a ballot measure passed by popular vote last November which aims to restrict access to and use of assault weapons.

Now, I happen to agree that I-1639 is a terrible law that shouldn’t have bee...

Cypress and Steel

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:28, Friday, 22 February

The state tree of Louisiana is the Bald Cypress.  We use it for lots of things because it is naturally bug-resistant and moisture resistant.   Cypress is great for Louisiana, because of its unique properties.

We like stainless steel in Louisiana as well, because of it's rust-resistant properties.  So, when we were designing trophies for Louisiana State, it was simply natural to combine those two materials.


This is the prototype and I think it looks pertty good.  Many thanks to Brother Fred for the leg-work and daughter-in-law Kim for the vector art work.

The Mothball Fleet

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:00, Friday, 22 February

Interesting article over at Popular Mechanics.

The U.S. Navy won’t bring back decommissioned ships as a way to grow the fleet. The ships, decommissioned from the Navy after decades of service, are rusting away at a number of “mothball fleet” locations across the United States. Navy officials have concluded it would be too expensive to bring them back and they would offer too few capabilities to make them worthwhile.
Lots of interesting photos from the Philadelphia Naval Yard, and I don't doubt that these ships aren't cost-effective to use as warships.  They all seem to be floating, and there is a heeluva lot of steel in the water.  I wonder if they could be re-fitted for other uses?  Or, if they'll eventually be broken up for scrap?

Of course, I'm no sailor-man, but the photos were interesting.

Yep, it's a word. Kalsarikännit is Finnish for the joy of drinking at home, alone, in your underwear , with no intention of going out.


It seems the Finns may have perfected the art of relaxation. Rest assured I will not be musing on any experiences I may or may not have enjoying Kalsarikännit.

Image from ThisisFINLAND.


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]
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Blech.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:00, Friday, 22 February

Ever have one of those days where you just want to pull the covers over your head and try again tomorrow?
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“My left shoe won’t even reboot.”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:09, Friday, 22 February

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12:55

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In the great tradition of Jim Zumbo, Benchmade Knives really slammed their dick in a drawer this week. If you haven't heard about it, allow me to ask how that hunting trip in Alaska was.

I haven't posted about it since everyone else was and I really had nothing useful to add. I've never been a Benchmade customer, so I can't even boycott them.

However, Jim Shepherd of the Shooting Wire has a pretty good take on the situation. Scroll down toward the bottom to the editorial section of the Friday, February 22, 2019 Shooting Wire to read it.

Dealing with hyperinflation

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 10:25, Friday, 22 February

One of the big concerns when the Federal Reserve began "Quantitative Easing", otherwise known as "monetizing the debt", was hyperinflation taking hold in the US. There was good reason to be concerned, because historically monetizing the debt has lead to bouts of hyperinflation as the currency supply increases and the good for sale remains the same. The currency looses value, and inflation can and has reached 5 digits or more monthly.

For reasons no one is 100% clear on, it has't happened in the US or any other country that followed our lead. That's a good thing. Hyperinflation isn't pretty, and the solutions for it are often worse.

I support a group, the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund, whose mission is to support the old age pensioners in Zimbabwe who lost nearly everything when majority rule was instituted, and who lost what little they had left when the government finally acted to stop the hyperinflation they had caused. I just got a message from them on the situation in Zimbabwe now, and I want to share one particular paragraph.

Overnight in January 2010 the reserve bank removed another 12 zeroes and people who had billions of Zimbabwe dollar...

Trophies for Everyone!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:38, Friday, 22 February


So they get plaques for Cs and Ds now...? [More]

[Via Smitty]

Synagogue Security Guard Shoots 1st Amendment Auditor Standing on Sidewalk in LA [More]
I've been looking for an online presence for the synagogue to see what their public political sentiments are.

[Via Mack H]

“If you paste my face on the internet it’s against the law so I’m not giving you permission to use my picture or my face on the internet, do you understand all that?” [More]
Loud and clear:


[Via...

Firearms Friday Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:01, Friday, 22 February


Here's our conversation from this morning.



The Stonehenge quarries found

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 16:09, Friday, 22 February

This is a pretty cool bit of archaeology detective work:

Both craggy rock outcrops are the petrified remains of a long-past volcanic eruption. The lava cracked as it cooled and hardened, like mud in a dry lakebed, and those cracks reached well down into the deposit, so the cooled lava ended up in a cluster of vertical pillars. (The Giant's Causeway in Ireland is another well-known example of that process.)
That geological coincidence made the work of quarrying much easier than in Egypt. There, at around the same time, workers were chiseling blocks out of solid bedrock. In Wales, the quarry worker...

a pointed jacketed bullet for .310 Cadet.  And some people get very good accuracy with it.

But you can't get them here; exporting them from Australia is apparently a first-class bureaucratic nightmare.

Dammit.

Reptilia Corp’s CQG Grip And DOT Mount

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Friday, 22 February

Reptilia Corp was founded by some guys who used to work at Magpul. One of them went onto AXTS and helped them re-brand into Radian Weapons before starting Reptilia Corp. Well now they have started their own company to make the products they wanted to make but were unable to due to logistics and other […]

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True Austrian Love: First GLOCK G46 Glamour Shots

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Friday, 22 February

Austrian Love: First GLOCK G46 Glamour ShotsAs a reminder, the elusive GLOCK G46 pistol with its rotating barrel and takedown slide-plate is only available to a small fraction of our readers. Specifically, the men and women who defend and protect the German State of Saxony–Anhalt. The rest of us, as the story goes, are in a persistent patience pattern, because GLOCK has […]

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09:55

I have an issue with having to go to a dealership and do a background check before you can even trade a gun or sell a gun to your brother or your best friend. That’s my concern, that’s infringing upon our second amendment rights.

Russell Shafer
Quay County Sheriff
February 20, 2019
‘Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties’ Declared in New Mexico
[I like this trend (see also the map here).—Joe]

I got lost in the wash.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:11, Friday, 22 February

It’s been snowing a lot since daybreak…


…and around the time TB needed his morning walky I started worrying about the chickens’ top cover so I cleaned off the Jeep and headed out to Landlady’s early. Before I left the driveway I knew I was in trouble; the...

Facts

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 06:10, Friday, 22 February

I'm slipping.

I used to have more in my head.  Gotten lazy since internet searches were invented.

Like, I, and seemingly everyone, knew how many miles wide the United States was.  Thirty years ago.  2,000?  3,000?   Lemme check.  2,680 mile.  Huh.  I thought I remembered a rounder number.

I used to know the circumference of the earth.  11,000?  Nope, that's just halfway.  Ish

At a public hearing earlier this month, Concord University Police Officer David Eldridge says his department would have to hire 13 additional officers and purchase multiple metal detectors if the bill passes. [More]
Did anyone ask the idiot why, and then press him to flesh that out?  Anyone capable of calling BS?

[Via Michael G]

In-Your-Face Power Wielding

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Friday, 22 February

House Rep Bill Post has been removed from the House Judiciary Committee. Post is one of the most committed pro-gun legislators in Oregon history. House Speaker Tina Kotek removed Post from the committee (the one that hears gun bills) for the crime of tweeting pro-gun messages on his Twitter account. [More]
With all due respect, I don't see how expressing "outrage" to a Portland Democrat who Republicans won't even run against will do anything but give her a good cackle.

Words as Weapons

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:09, Friday, 22 February

Changing Reality with Words - Beware of euphemisms. [More]
I'm reminded of "Framing the Terms" from our old GunTruths site, observations still relevant to the discussion...

As an aside, feral sons Uday and Qusay have been known to crack up at an old movie when a character says he or she are feeling gay.

[Via Mack H]

All Politics is Local

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:55, Friday, 22 February

Democratic Rep. Connie Keogh of Missoula argued that Regier's efforts would prevent local governments "from passing commonsense public safety measures regarding firearms in public places designed to keep their communities safe." [More]
Funny. Connie doesn't show the same concern for local sentiments when she tries to impose disarmament edicts over everyone.

But don't worry -- she comes from a long line of big "but" Fudds.

[Via Stu I]

Benching Benchmade

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:44, Friday, 22 February

The Gun Feed Poll: Are you done with Benchmade? [More]
I am.

Let 'em sell stab-proof knives to the Limeys.

Robbers dressed as lawmen to steal $30,000 in jewelry, police say [More]
Be aware of how often this happens, because you never know when you might need to prove that we have good cause to suspect all entering our homes by force.

[Via Duff]

The Phantom Gun!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:47, Friday, 22 February

“How can it be OK for people to manufacture firearms without serial numbers? As a police officer and a city representative, I took oaths to serve and protect people,” Stella said. [More]
No, traitor. That's not the oath you took.

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Firearms Friday

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:39, Friday, 22 February


Today's show is packed with 2A goodness. We start off with a couple big headlines, then we pick it up with Rob Pincus from Personal Defense Network. Then in hour two we do a quick update with Greg Collins from Homer Friends of NRA about their raffle tomorrow, then chat with David Codrea author of the WarOnGuns.com and writer for Ammoland. Finally we finish it all off with a weekend movie/Oscars update with Willie Waffle! Whew. 
I'll be on this morning at 11:15 Eastern. You can listen via live stream from The Michael Dukes Show website or watch it live via the ...

Particularly Instructive

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:23, Friday, 22 February

This effort was particularly instructive in revealing the dangerous mentality behind the blacklist, and the menace it poses not only to conservatives like myself, but to the future of our democracy. [More]
And that "our democracy" reference is particularly instructive on how "conservatives" help the enemy by perpetuating a huge and intentional con job.

That to me overshadows all the good points he makes.

[Via Mack H]

Mob Mentality

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:15, Friday, 22 February

Statue Of General Lee Vandalized In North Carolina. It Was The Wrong General Lee. [More]
Morons.

Ignorance fuels hatred and violence, and young savages are especially susceptible.

[Via Michael G]

General Rule

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:54, Friday, 22 February

More than a dozen retired top military commanders, leaders and advisers, whose careers spanned both Republican and Democratic administrations, are throwing their weight behind a bill in the House and Senate that would require universal background checks for all U.S. gun sales. [More]
These subversive oath-breakers again...

Remember, at one time, one of our greatest military heroes was a guy named Arnold...

A “thin blue line” flag meant to honor law enforcement was removed from the Connecticut State Capitol this week after Democrats complained it might offend Black Lives Matter supporters. [More]
At least we see who matters more to them. Don't expect those of us you would ignore your oaths over and disarm to feel sorry for you.

[Via bondmen...

Help Wanted: Inquire Within

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:35, Friday, 22 February



I understand they're looking for a new mayor... [More]

[Via ...

An Arizona 'Republican'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:12, Friday, 22 February

McSally says she’ll fight to keep Luke funding from being diverted to wall [More]
Then, out of the other side of her mouth...

McCain, Flake... is there something in the water down there?

[Via Matthew L]

Close the Papoose Loophole!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:03, Friday, 22 February


[More]So "freedom is slavery"?

And will "sex workers" qualify?

“You have to meet Nancy Friedman,” said a friend in the shooting industry. “She’s ‘The Telephone Doctor’ and she shoots a GLOCK.”

Glock G45 Crossover to Confidence

Sponsored by GLOCK

Since that day, I’ve enjoyed a few entertaining phone conversations with Nancy, and we’ve never had 5 minutes lapse without a laugh. Nancy is an expert on customer service, communications and how-to-do telephone skills for businesses, and is the president of Telephone Doctor, a company based in St. Louis, Missouri. She also is...

A Different Commercial

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 09:46, Friday, 22 February

Well made and heartbreaking.

Blog Construction

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:52, Friday, 22 February

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Welcome to the Police State

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:53, Friday, 22 February

I think it was the Stazi that said, “If you know everything, you can control anyone.” Close Enough.

Police departments are using “reverse location search warrants” to force Google to hand over data on anyone near a crime scene.

Because Google is already running surveillance on everyone, why keep the data away from the .gov?

Many privacy advocates argue that these sort of indiscriminate data sweeps are prohibited under the Fourth Amendment, which generally dictates that searches by law enforcement need to be specific and limited only to what’s necessary. “[Law enforcement] needs to suspect a particular person or criminal activity, not just go, for example, search every home in a given area,” says Jennifer Lynch, who serves as the surveillance-litigation director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Hat tip to Schneier on Security, who notes…

Once you have everyone under surveillance...

Blog Construction Ahead

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:21, Friday, 22 February

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How Should a 79-yr-old Defend Herself?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:17, Friday, 22 February

If not with a firearm? Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: ‘I got something for you’.

The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wednesday.

The woman was reportedly heard on the audio of the call, obtained by the outlet from Jackson County Emergency Services officials, confirming that someone “tried to get in the back door.”

“Shoots at.” Not shoots. People need more range time. (I went to the range today! It was sunny and 48 degrees.)

The Low Quality of 911 Training

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Friday, 22 February

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Law Enforcement Agencies Adopt Gen5 Glocks

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Friday, 22 February

Glock have confirmed a number of law enforcement contracts releasing a statement celebrating the law enforcement communities’ response to their new fifth generation pistols. Glock have confirmed that in recent months five local and state police forces have replaced their old sidearms with new Gen5 Glocks. The agencies span the US from Washington state to Maryland, […]

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MHS with 101stThe US Army’s roll out of the new M17 Modular Handgun System continues with the US Army Military Police School among the latest units to recieve the new SIG Sauer-made pistols. The US Army Training and Doctrine Command have posted an article announcing the Military Police School’s transition and getting some reactions from those now […]

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M1A Vs. SKS – A Better Battle Rifle?

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 06:30, Friday, 22 February

Comparing the Springfield M1A to a Russian SKS. Joel shoots them and tries to determine how they stack up and which one is a better battle rifle. You may notice there’s very little discussion about the accuracy of these guns. You can expect a minute of man at distance and approximately two MOA at 100 […]

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[IDEX 2019] Edelweiss Industries from Austria

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 22 February

Edelweiss Industries, not to be confused with the Swiss Edelweiss Arms, is truly an unusual find in a defense-oriented event such as IDEX. The small Austrian company, born out of the shooting range Edelweiss Adventure, offers an interesting array of Glock accessories. Edelweiss Magazine Base Pad A Glock magazine base pad extending the capacity and […]

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05:55

The “storm” arrives…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 05:17, Friday, 22 February

And we have got some snow, though I wouldn’t call it a storm…


It seems almost unnatural to see snow falling straight down. Doesn’t snow normally fall sideways? But the wind has dropped to nothing at all. I don’t know when the snow started – the sky was cl...

Packaging damage

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 12:51, Friday, 22 February

So I order ammo from Lucky Gunner and UPS was a bit rough with it.  The box on the end look like this.  Must took a hard corner.




So, I shot off 48 rounds from it and kept these two.  And undamaged one and the one at the heart of the impact.  I could see a size difference at the range.  All the other rounds appeared the same, by eye.  The offending one was noticeable.

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Give Me a T! Give Me an A!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:50, Friday, 22 February

Cheerleaders given awards for biggest breasts, butt [More]
Perhaps an honest appraisal early on of exactly what it is they bring to the table will help dissuade delusions of greater significance...

And speaking of taking a knee (or two)...

Good Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:36, Friday, 22 February

Is Speaker Bonnen Trying to Screw Gun Owners? [Watch]
But...but...but...

What have we learned about turncoats?

CJ Grisham is establishing a new 2A YouTube channel. If that's a venue you use, why not subscribe?

[Via Sandy D]

Weekend Knowledge Dump- February 22, 2019

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:05, Friday, 22 February

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

 

Flock protection or personal protection?

A critically important distinction to make.

 

 

Shooting With One Eye or Two Eyes Open: Which is Correct?

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Fishing and boating participation is on the upswing! But now is not the time to rest on our recent accomplishments. The team here at RBFF will continue to promote fishing and boating as the antidote to the stresses of modern life, and here is what we hope the entire industry looks out for in 2019 and beyond:

Family fishing on bridge
  • Multicultural inclusion. Data shows that Caucasians are more likely to participate in outdoor activities (73% versus 62% for the general population). But if we only focus on that group, the industry we love so much will be left behind. The multicultural audience is rapidly growing and it’s our duty as a communit...

Estonia’s Digital Militia

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:42, Friday, 22 February

Because it is always better to pull from a large pool of resources. One of Russia’s Neighbors Has Security Lessons for the Rest of Us.

To sleep a little better at night, the country has recruited volunteer hackers to respond to the kinds of electronic attacks that have flummoxed the U.S. and other countries in recent years. While many are civilians, these men and women, numbering in the low hundreds, have security clearances and the training to handle such attacks. Their sturdy, bearded commander, Andrus Padar, previously a military reservist and policeman, says the threat is taken as a given: “We have a neighbor that guarantees we will not have a boring life.”

Putin is playing the Great Game. And he seems to have learned some of the lessons of history, which makes him extremely dangerous. The Baltic States (Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania) spent nearly 100 years under Soviet rule, they don’t want to go back down that road. Poland is also taking Russia seriously. Germany, is still banking on the fact that we ...

SIG AK-53: A Truly Weird Forward-Operating Rifle

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Friday, 22 February

One of the most mechanically unusual rifles I have had the chance to examine is the SIG AK-53. One of a long line of interested experimental self-loading designs made by SIG between the 1920s and 1950s, the AK53 is a gas operated rifle with a fixed breechblock and a barrel that cycles forward when fired. The gas system compresses a spring rearward first, which then releases and pushes the barrel forward in a system with a few elements in common with the British Farquhar-Hill rifles and machine guns. The magazine is also unique in design to allow rounds to move directly upward so as to have the barrel drop over them in a reverse sort of feeding (the magazine bears some vague similarity to the Madsen and Mendoza LMG magazines in this way…a bit). For reasons which will become very clear upon disassembly (if not already made clear by that description), only prototypes of the rifle were ever made, with no series production.

Many thanks to the ...

02:55

Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 23:57, Thursday, 21 February

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Not Quite Midweek Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 23:21, Thursday, 21 February

Running a bit late this week. I hope your week is going well.

The Other McCain and Wombat-socho in particular start us off with In The Mailbox: 02.21.22.

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Peter Tork, RIP
Twitchy: Charles Barkley’s Trending For Hilarious NBA Halftime Riffs On Jussie Smollett
Louder With Crowder: Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson SPANKS Smollett, Rips Celebrities Who Supported Faker

Maggie’s Farm has Thursday morning links.

Down on the farm — with robots
The Man Who Wasn’t Gershwin – Oscar Levant…classical musician?
With 2 shots from her pistol, and prayer, 79-year-old woman holds off burglar
Chick-fil-A just did something incredible that has liberals losing their minds
Without Amazon HQ2, What Happens to Housing in Queens?
New York officials face backlash over ‘congestion&#8...

How Midwesterners Call Their Dogs

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:12, Friday, 22 February

VERY accurate 😭😂:

I don’t know what else to say about this video but yea.. very accurate.

Did you give your dog a gun related name?

Gat tip: brok3ntoaster91

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Basically:

Oh man using Luniz – I Got 5 On It as the music?  That was also money.

0:21 – A hairdresser somewhere is missing her school practice head.  Maybe Brandon snagged a lady with that Valenti...

Oregon city, OR… gun and knife people are losing their damn minds.  This is the initial Facebook post, which has since disappeared:

Benchmade made a statement about how the police requested the use of specialty equipment to help destro...

Thursday, 21 February

22:55

Play Me Out: Savlonic

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 21:17, Thursday, 21 February

Love this song!

19:55

Calling All Authors

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 19:13, Thursday, 21 February


Calling all authors. I'm 95% done with the manuscript for my 5th book but I need some beta readers to alert me to any major plot holes or obvious typos (before it goes to my editor - the awesome Stephanie Martin). The book is about the philosophy and life lessons from being a pilot (Mr. B. that is a Clue by Four). If you have time to do this before next weekend (when my rough draft is d...

Concealed Carry Corner: Fitz Special Colt Revolvers

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 21 February

Concealed Carry Corner Fitz Special Colt RevolversToday’s installment of TFB’s Concealed Carry Corner series is a historical one telling about one of the most interesting early attempts of adapting a full-size handgun for concealed carry use. Particularly, in this article, we’ll take a look at the history of modified Colt revolvers known as Fitz Special. John Henry FitzGerald was a police […]

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POTD: Homemade Pistol Seized In Ukraine

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 21 February

homemade pistol in UkrainePolice in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine seized a homemade pistol and three magazines from a man in early February.  The pistol in question appears to be quite well made compared to these.  The news report didn’t provide any other information about the pistol, however, there are several things to note.  The barrel seems to be about […]

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16:55

Overheard at work

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 13:15, Thursday, 21 February

Caity: Do you remember the time we had to write the report on the electromagnetic pulse? A solar storm or something?

Joe: I remember the report on the possibility of North Korea setting off a nuke and creating an EMP.

Kelsey: I remember that! That was really depressing. It was like, “Time to go to Idaho and hide in a bunker.”

[Laughter from everyone and they all look at me.]

Joe: I don’t have a bunker in Idaho! I may have an explosives production facility in Idaho but I don’t have a bunker.

[laughter from everyone]

Joe: It’s all about offense, not defense.

NYC: Another Gun Control Failure as Murder Rates Surge 55%?

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 14:35, Thursday, 21 February

 

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Meanwhile, what is our supposedly “pro-gun” administration doing about states that want to make U.S. gun ownership more restrictive than those of many foreign countries such as the ones cited above? Is it lifting a finger to oppose them and enforce the Bill of Rights against state infringements? To the contrary, it’s upholding federal infringements against “states’ rights.” [More]
Like the quote asks, "Why would you trade 1 tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants less than 1 mile away?"...
Jussie Smollett sent HIMSELF letter saying ‘you will die, black f*g’... [More]
Sing it, Billy:



The first steam locomotive - 215 years ago

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:56, Thursday, 21 February

On this day in 1804, Richard Trevithick debuted the world's first self propelled steam locomotive at the Welsh iron mill at Pen-y-Darren.  It pulled five cars loaded with ten tons of iron and around 70 iron workers nine miles, at a speed of five miles per hour.  It was so heavy that after three trips its weight broke the rails and it ended its life as a stationary steam engine.

It was followed with other - and better - locomotives: The Rocket, The Flying Scotsman, The Mallard, the Shinkansen and the TGV.  But it was the first, which is what we remember.  This is a reproduction.



There is a magic to all of this.  Castle Borepatch lies near (but not too near) a trunk line and it's possible in the dead of night to listen to the horn of the Night Train.  It's the sound of nostalgia.  Sure, airliners get you there faster but I'm not sure that anyone ever wrote a song like this for a Boeing.

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Smollett Arrested

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:23, Thursday, 21 February

This appears to be the state charges. Not sure if it include the federal charges for mail fraud. Judge scolds Jussie Smollett over allegations he staged racist, anti-gay attack: ‘Vile and despicable’.

Or as several people have pointed out… another FAKE hate-crime. If America was so awful, a) people wouldn’t be crashing the border to get in, and b) other people wouldn’t have to fake hate-crimes‡.

“First, Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language,” Johnson said. “When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process. … This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he concocted a story about being attacked.”

He should lose his job, but he won’t. He should go to jail.

Oh, and a bunch of Celebrities are unwilling to condemn Smollett. ...

Benchmade cuts up guns: internet loses its mind

by Caleb in Gun Nuts Media at 13:01, Thursday, 21 February

Last night as I was getting off the internet for the evening, I made the mistake of glancing at FB one last time. I say mistake because I got to see that the Internet Outrage Machine was in full swing again, this time targeting one of the best knife companies in the business: Benchmade. It...

Swiss B&T defends its GL06 Grenade Launcher

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 21 February

The French Police is using the B&T Swiss-made GL06 launcher in 40mm caliber, which they re-named LBD40. The B&T GL06 launcher is produced to work with the 40 mm B&T SIR less-lethal ammunition, which B&T calls a state of the art in point-of-aim & point-of-impact less lethal systems for public order, law enforcement and peacekeeping operations. […]

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12:55

Quote of the day—Eric Boehm

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 21 February

Timbs is a good reminder of how ridiculous the argument in favor of civil asset forfeiture really is. During oral arguments in November, Indiana’s solicitor general got boxed into a corner by Justice Stephen Breyer, who managed to twist the government’s lawyer into arguing that Indiana should be allowed to seize vehicles for as small an offense as driving 5 mph over the speed limit, which literally elicited laughter in the courtroom.

After Wednesday’s ruling, there’s a better chance that more civil asset forfeiture cases will be laughed right out of court for being what they obviously are: unconstitutional, excessive punishments that don’t fit the crime.

Eric Boehm
February 20, 2019
Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Victory for Asset Forfeiture Challenge
[And as Tam said:

When Clarence AND Ruth are on the same side of an argument, yo...

I was told there would be storms.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:19, Thursday, 21 February


I waited and waited, finally went to bed, and the morning dawned on the not-as-unpleasant-as-possible side…

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Only One Thing Left to Do

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:51, Thursday, 21 February

Deadline has passed, but 75% of Quebec’s long guns aren’t registered [More]
Enforce existing gun laws!  Lock up the scofflaws! Every one of them!

[Via DDS]

Pat Quinn Complicit in 'Gun Deaths'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:46, Thursday, 21 February

In a swipe at gun owners, Governor Pat Quinn cut more than half of the budget for the Illinois state police office that handles these checks. Quinn, an ardent gun control advocate, did this to create long backlogs and delays in issuing Firearm Owners’ Identification Cards. Sometimes it seems that Democrats just want to make life difficult for gun owners. [More]
"Sometimes"...?

[Via Mack H]

Leading Public-Health Groups Oppose Ban on Infanticide [More]
But they offset that by being for bans on you having the tools to defend lives.

From a strictly statistical point of view, I can't help but observe that most abortions will reduce the number of future Democrats.

[Via Mack H]

To remain prosperous, America needs more immigrants. [More]
Funny-- I don't see him even considering the greatest threat to that prosperity, an unchallengeable Democrat supermajority which the policies he calls for will ensure.

Curious, what passes for "conservative" these days...

[Via Mack H]

Fine Tuning

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:04, Thursday, 21 February

The decision, which united the court's conservatives and liberals, makes clear that the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "excessive fines" applies to states and localities as well as the federal government.  [More]
Now what about "cruel and unusual punishment"?

[Via Michael G]
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Authorities say a Florida police employee sold department-owned guns and other equipment to a pawn shop. [More]
Why do I picture Rick Harrison saying "20 bucks -- best I can do"?

[Via Neil W]

Perpetuating Racial Stereotypes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:53, Thursday, 21 February

Sen. Kamala Harris's Jamaican father has vigorously disavowed his daughter's comments regarding marijuana, accusing her of fraudulently stereotyping Jamaicans and pursuing "identity politics." [More]
But you're the racist.

[Via Jess]

Like a Knife in the Back

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:44, Thursday, 21 February

Benchmade Knives helps "OnlyOnes" destroy guns. [More]

Looks like plenty of Glocktalkers don't see what the big deal is.

Here's the AR15.com thread.

Here's the way they try to weasel-word their way out of it.

Fletcher seems unconvinced.

Quite simply, they can always tell them "No."

And that still doesn't answer why they're big Dem donors.

If you're going to be in Indianapolis April 26 - 28, you can ask them yourself.
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A Heavy Toll on the Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:38, Thursday, 21 February

More than 50 children killed in 3 years: Guns take a heavy toll in Kansas City area [More]
I'm gonna go give my guns a good talking-to, just in case they're getting any ideas.

Or I would if I actually owned any...

[Via bondmen]
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We're the Only Ones Wrecking Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:28, Thursday, 21 February

KCPD officer who drove police van in wreck that killed teen is back at work [More]
Evidently, his claim that the van went off worked.

[Via bondmen]

Man's gun reportedly stolen from SFO baggage carousel [More]
So do you look for the cases with the big padlocks on them?

[Via bondmen]
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Springtime for Hitler

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:13, Thursday, 21 February


The SPLC's latest smear job is out. [More]

NBC laps it up and regurgitates it with gusto.

Basically, if you're to the right of AOC, you're a contemptible hater who must be shunned, drowned and driven out. That is if we just don't bash you, fash.

[Via Bluesgal]

Speaking of Blowing Smoke...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Thursday, 21 February

Mother, 32, is killed and seven are injured when an angry driver 'repeatedly plows into a family of eight outside a 7-Eleven after he'd been asked to stop blowing smoke at them' [More]
So he was licensed and registered...?

[Via Dave Licht]

There's a Lesson to Be Learned Here

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:06, Thursday, 21 February


Even rabid NeverTrumpers who did their utmost to help Hillary are too "right-wing extremist" to be tolerated once their usefulness has been exploited. [More]

[Via Michael G]

Because...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:07, Thursday, 21 February



This one's a few years old, but it still merits being seen and shared. I see that happening on social media under the premise that it will destroy "gun control" if we can only get enough "liberals" to see the truth.

Sorry, but truth is the last thing closed-minded cult fanatics and those manipulating them are interested in. So this is helpful for gun owners who want to be able to influence the open-minded, but as far as rabid antis are concerned, I generally follow the "Because" with "FYTW."

[Via Don J]

We're the Only Ones Safe Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:28, Thursday, 21 February

WHILE SEVERAL STATES PICK APART THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT, POLICE AND CONGRESS ARE FIGHTING BACK TO MAKE SURE GOOD GUYS ARE ARMED AND READY. [More]
What, you mean the "professional" elites who make sure the rest of us are not, and who ignored those of us on the outside looking in once they had their place at the table?

It's fair to ask why the hell JPFO thinks this is alert-worthy and something we should be outraged over.  Me, I say "Welcome to the party, pals. How's it feel?"

Aaron stood against police state exclusivity.  A supportive view of LEOSA appears to be a more recent development.

Queen to Queen's Level Three

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:22, Thursday, 21 February



The 3-D chess crowd has heaped obloquy on me for pointing out these facts.  [More]
I feel your pain.  I get the same unsubstantiuated, faith-based excuses over the Trumpstock ban,


We call it "Riding The Gravy Train." [More]

The Party Card. Don't leave The Collective without it.

[Via Dave Licht]

It's Gotta Be the Shoes!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:17, Thursday, 21 February


So does this mean there's a Third World child sweatshop laborer somewhere who's gonna get the beating of his life? [More

Maybe they can also blame him for the insult to Islam.

Hey, everybody's gotta believe in something.

An Exclusive Offer

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:02, Thursday, 21 February

Syracuse U: U.S. Constitution is 'exclusionary' to some students [More]
Then how does it help "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" to allow any foreign national who would be offended by that to live in this country and reap the exclusive benefits that offers?

[Via Michael G]

Perfect Timing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:18, Thursday, 21 February

‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says [More]
A Coast Guard Lieutenant?

Didn't he go through a background check or something?

And what convenient timing.  I wonder how long they kept this low-hanging fruit under wraps waiting for the opportune time to show us all what heroes they are,

One thing is for certain: Anyone who would wholesale violate the unalienable rights of individuals can't be a Constitutionalist.

No Need to Wonder

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:39, Thursday, 21 February


[More]Let's ask Shannon:

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Runaway Slaves

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:56, Thursday, 21 February

The BLEXIT movement misses the point that being a black conservative is not being a free thinker. [More]
Nothing Orwellian about that.

Only by marching in mindless, race-based lock-step can we achieve true Opposite Day "progressive" individuality!

[Via Michael G]

My 600-lb Death

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:23, Thursday, 21 February


Look at all the reports on this. [More]

I'd say we're past the point of no return.

HUNT OF A LIFETIME

by Mas in at 08:00, Thursday, 21 February

When I was a boy, I practically lived to hunt.  I dreamed of one day going on African safari.  It was a dream I was finally able to fulfill in my late thirties. Ken Nelson recently brought to my attention … Read more

I'm Going To Let The Commissioner Say It

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 09:26, Thursday, 21 February

I might have added how many hours of police investigative resources were spent on this, but he hits the high points pretty well.


As to the question of why, Jussie understood that he would be immediately believed by the left and the media  making white people, especially Republicans, look like racists. He didn't care about the harm he was causing to our society, race relations, or the city of Chicago, because harming those things was what he was try to accomplish.

At least not any time soon.  Climate scientist Judy Curry testified before Congress, and this is really interesting:

Some people (including one of the Members) took issue with the following statement in my testimony:
“Based upon our current assessment of the science, the threat does not seem to be an existential one on the time scale of the 21st century, even in its most alarming incarnation.”
...

The Oregon City PD posted this:

You can guess how well that went over.

Then came this:

The Mysteries of Dick Francis

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:13, Thursday, 21 February

At Crime Reads, Neil Nyren celebrates the inimitable Dick Francis.

Dick Francis was a master of the first line, the first paragraph, the first page. Once read, they hooked you immediately. Nothing would keep you from wanting to find out what happened next.

Take the opening of Straight (1989):

    “I inherited my brother’s life. Inherited his desk, his business, his gadgets, his enemies, his horses and his mistress. I inherited my brother’s life, and it nearly killed me.”

So much packed into three sentences. First, note the rule of three: inherited…inherited…inherited. Short-long-short-boom. How did his bro...

“Snow is General”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:42, Thursday, 21 February

Self-defense is legal in North Carolina

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Thursday, 21 February

JusticeBut then I thought it was. ...

Project Lightening Episode 03: Walking Fire

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Thursday, 21 February

Project Lightening is a collaborative series with Othais and Mae of C&Rsenal in which we test all seven light machine guns and automatic rifles of World War One and put them through a series of tests and evaluations. Each week we will be posting one video on Forgotten Weapons and one on C&Rsenal. Today we have the walking fire here, and the field strip assessment over on C&Rsenal:

https://youtu.be/I3ZA9rg8uKI

How to zero your red dot at 10 yards

by Caleb in Gun Nuts Media at 09:04, Thursday, 21 February

Here’s a quick and effective way to get your red dot pistol sighted in without having to go back and forth at 25 yards! If you like what we’re doing, please consider donating to the blog on patreon. I promise I’ll use the money for whiskey and ammo.

190 Dem Cosponsors, Not One Republican

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 12:30, Thursday, 21 February

The Assault Weapons ban of 2019, H.R. 1296, comes with 190 cosponsors. That tells me they mean to pass it. I’d note that 190 is not a majority. It takes 218 votes to pass a bill. It would be interesting to look at the Dems that haven’t cosponsored. I would be willing to bet many of them are in newly Dem districts that aren’t all that safe. I notice my anti-gun Republican Congressman isn’t among the sponsors. No Republicans are. Doesn’t mean they won’t be yes votes when the bill hits the floor, but it does mean we should not take for granted that Nancy has the votes. Obviously with that many cosponsors, a new Assault Weapons Ban passing the House is a real threat. If she means to have a fight, let’s have a fight. If your lawmaker is a Dem or squishy Republican, and they aren’t on this list, I’d organize now to make sure they hear from us.

Even if they are sponsors, they should hear from you. But it’s especially important that we influence those who are open to being influenced.

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Orlando PD Select SIG Sauer’s Virtus Rifle

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 21 February

Virtus promo picSIG Sauer have announced that Orlando Police Department have selected their SIG Sauer Virtus Patrol Rifle. The modular SIG Virtus weighs just under 8 lbs and is available in 5.56x45mm and .300 BLK with a 16-inch barrel and a choice of buttstocks. According to local news reports, the Orlando Police Department, which has more than 700 […]

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The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) of the Czech Republic has announced some exciting news for anyone interested in shooting Pistol Caliber Carbine or Mini Rifle. They have asked to host the First World Championship for Pistol Caliber Carbine and Mini Rifle in 2020. The name Pistol Caliber Carbine is pretty self-explaining, but the term […]

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Cobra Commander Themed H&K XM8

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 21 February

Tom Bostic of TommyBuilt Tactical is a legend in gun building (and other stuff), specifically when it comes to Heckler & Koch. TFB’s N...

So you think you’re a collector of firearms? Well here’s your chance to prove it, as Euro-Optic sells no less than three fully transferable Class III Heckler & Koch MP5 rifles as the “Ultimate Package”. You can find the tri-HK collection at EuroOptic Ltd.  They are yours for $150,000.00. Then someone trolled the Internet by […]

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GTGConsult Baseline Target now available in the USA

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 21 February

Almost two years ago TFB mentioned the Portable shooting and training barricades by GTGConsult. GTGConsult is a Danish firearms training and consulting company, and it’s time again for a mentioning, as they have joined forces with RE Factor Tactical to bring their new Baseline Target and concept to the USA. Ebbe Wolff, the owner of GTGConsult […]

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09:55

Smollett Arrested

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Thursday, 21 February

The news is everywhere.  Jessie Smollett has been indicted and arrested.  The charge, as I understand it, is Disorderly Conduct - False Filing.  It's a Class-4 felony (whatever that means).

At this point, Smollett has a presumption of innocence, although from what I've seen, his defense has a tough row to hoe.  Smollett has been very vocal in his victim-hood, and the interviews are all over the internet.  They are not going away.  Everyone has seen them.  This has been a very public item.

But, now Smollett is charged and we can draw a curtain across this whole tawdry incident.  Smollett has rights and we should let the system take care of the details.

05:55

I don't care

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:30, Thursday, 21 February

Coast Guard Terrist

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Thursday, 21 February

This isn't me.  Though he is my age and might have been living 4 miles away, at most. 

That 'arsenal' is a little light for a gun nut.  I guess crazy doesn't pay very well.  Plenty there to commit mayhem, sure.  You can only hold so many guns in your arms when committing heinous acts. 

49 and a LT in the Coast Guard?  Lil old for that?  Maybe that detail is wrong.

And 49 and he hasn't committed his terrist act yet?   Been hating on folks his entire adult life?  I'm think he might have just been all talk.  "Bent on committing acts dangerous to human life..." Bent on running his mouth, if my guess.  But if he was close to actually crossing that violent line, good on netting him up coppers.

Don't target Democrats, fella.  Not if you want racists to win.  Turns out the Dems were the dyed in the wool racists all along.  Dems are your allies in that white supremacy...

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Link

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 05:00, Thursday, 21 February

[Ed: This piece is excerpted from a much longer, and well worth reading, seven-part series first published by our colleagues at The Arbalest Quarrel on February 6, 2019.]  Oppressive antigun measures do not promote public safety Removal of guns from society won’t promote public safety. It never has; never will. (See . . .“The Failed Experiment, Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales,” Public Policy Sources (Number 71, […]

What Could Go Wrong?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:40, Thursday, 21 February

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Social media exploded in a flurry of virtual pitchforks and torches last night after the Oregon City Police Department posted three images and a simple statement on Facebook: “Thank you Benchmade Knife Company for assisting us today by cutting up guns that are ready to be destroyed.” Those words, along with the imagery of a […]

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Wednesday, 20 February

22:55

A transcript of Pelosi's comments are here:
just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people.

You want to talk about a national emergency? Let's talk about today, the one year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America. That's a national emergency. Why don't you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. But a Democratic president can do that. Democratic president can declare emergencies as wel...

18:55

Busy, Busy

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:35, Wednesday, 20 February

I'm so snowed under with work, and Cowboy Fast Draw, getting ready for Louisiana State, and prepping for retirement, I didn't have any time to post today. 

I'm not ignoring y'all, I swear,  I've got a couple of big projects percolating, and it's going to get better.  They tell me I'm over the hill, but from what I remember about driving, and gravity, when you crest a hill, you pick up speed.

In another month or so, this is going to get damned interesting.  Stand by.

Charles Hugh Smith believes the Constitution has failed.

I'm not ready to declare the old girl dead just yet. However, I must admit he makes a reasonable case. If he is right, God help us if the Democrats get back in full control. Most Republicans, I'd like to believe, have just enough scruples to not go full Venezuela. I don't give the Democrats that much credit.

Project LighteningIf you love history and old firearms there are a few YouTube channels you probably follow. For many, two of those will definitely be Forgotten Weapons and C&Rsenal. Ian, Othais and Mae have come together to put seven original World War One vintage light machine guns and automatic rifles through their paces to see how […]

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POTD: Paratroopers in Yellow Assault

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 20 February

Photo Of The Day (POTD) is one or a series of photos related to firearms in some way. Today’s story brings us to Norfolk and the exercise Yellow Assault, with C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Below: Notice the muzzle flash from the Machine Gun (L7A2). These paratroopers are on the live fire battle […]

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Finally: Noveske N4 PDW Diplomat (Pistol)

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 20 February

Diplomats may argue, but I’ll begin by saying that I like the name “Diplomat” a lot better than the “Ghetto Blaster“. They might have a limited use, but I really like this type of firearms – preferably in the SBR configuration. Please make mine a .300 BLK (and Bazooka Green), because I’m not sure the […]

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15:55

For those of you new to this, a Book Bomb is when I pick out a good book, where the author could use some more publicity, and then we get as many people as possible to buy it on the same day, to push it as high as possible in the Amazon bestseller rankings. The higher we get it, the more new people see it, the more exposure the writer gets.

That’s a normal Book Bomb. I want this one to be our Cyber Nuclear Book Bomb! (it’ll make sense once you read the book, trust me) But this is a very special Book Bomb.  I’m asking all of my fans to share this and spread the word, and as you read on I hope you can see why I think it is important.

Our book is:

 

Zach was a very good friend of mine and one of the all around coolest people I’ve ever met.  He finished the rough draft of this novel three days before he died sudden...

La Forma de las Cosas por Venir

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:29, Wednesday, 20 February

Census: Highest immigrant population in 100 years, over half Latinos [More]
And guess what.

Not that you'll ever hear that from Fairfax.

Stopping the Signal

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:11, Wednesday, 20 February

News that you're not allowed to discuss - Article 11, which allows news sites to decide who can link to their stories and charge for permission to do so, has also been worsened. The final text clarifies that any link that contains more than "single words or very short extracts" from a news story must be licensed, with no exceptions for noncommercial users, nonprofit projects, or even personal websites with ads or other income sources, no matter how small. [More]
Jeez, and here I figured I was doing them a favor driving eyeballs to their sites. 

I'm thinking they really haven't thought through the economic and political consequences, but what's evident is they're counting on control and on coerced funding to fuel the machine. I'm thinking like with all centralized planning, catastrophic failure will not be long off.

I'm thinking the demand for non-"authorized" information will incentivize innovative supplies.

And I'm also thinking f*** Europe. The place is on self-charted course to ...

The Devil's in the Details

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:49, Wednesday, 20 February

Pope says church's attackers are linked to devil [More]
Let's not confuse exposing subversive stewards with an attack on the institution.

Little reason not to

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:26, Wednesday, 20 February

Why you should carry a big gun. Obviously, it depends on your style of dress and other factors but I carry a full-sized with ALL THE BULLETS every day.

A self-destructing drone

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:25, Wednesday, 20 February

Good

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:24, Wednesday, 20 February

Over at Volokh:

Supreme Court Rules that Excessive Fines Clause Applies to States and Constrains Civil Asset Forfeiture
The decision in Timbs v. Indiana is a significant step forward for property rights and civil liberties, though a key issue remains to be resolved by lower courts.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:23, Wednesday, 20 February

[IDEX 2019] TRB RS9 Vampir from Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 11:07, Wednesday, 20 February

The TRB RS9 Vampir is a rather unknown pistol from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was briefly introduced to TFB readers by Miles in 2017. At IDEX 2019, TFB had a chance to get a closer look. TRB The company, born as a military-industrial conglomerate in 1955 and recently privatized, showcased at IDEX an overview of […]

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11:55

St. Famine’s Day

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:40, Wednesday, 20 February

Last winter, the ten pounds of frozen cut-up pork I stocked with Landlady’s help outlasted the winter. Mild winter, and I really only use it for a mood brightener and also to heat up the cabin on bad days without all the woodstove rigmarole.

This winter…


Last of the...

"Kalashnikov is Making Kamikaze Drones!"

Whatr?  You mean cruise missiles?

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Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Hot Dogs Spark in the Microwave

Spoiler:  It's all the metal shavings from industrial meat packing in the dogs.

(Kidding!  The metal shavings are in grapes, not hot dogs.)

Bipartisan Bill to Repeal WA Gun Control Initiative Introduced

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 09:04, Wednesday, 20 February

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Guaranteed to Be a Special Evening

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:32, Wednesday, 20 February

Join us and country icon Alan Jackson when he brings his 2019 tour to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 27, with special guest William Michael Morgan presented by NRA Country.  [More]
I realize they don't control venue rules, but I'd rather hang on to my rights than listen to music, so we'll have to see if game rules apply to this exhibitor event.

At least they're not asking members to give it up for an Obama suck-@$$ this time. You gotta wonder who the genius that approved that one (twice!) is.


They want to take your guns.  They’ll lie and worse to do it. Gun owners are right to not give an inch and to decry “compromise” by some representing themselves as “gun rights leaders” (and their apologists) for helping the gun-grabbers with a divide-and-conquer piecemeal surrender strategy. [More]
Anyone acting as a "pragmatic" apologist for incremental infringements is abetting the enemy.

The New 'Progressive' Normal

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Wednesday, 20 February

CA Democrats Author Bill to Protect Sex Offenders Who Lure Minors - No crime if the person is within 10 years of age of the minor [More]
Give it a few years and anyone speaking out against this will be deemed a hater, subject to getting booted off the internet and their employers being harassed, shamed, and legislated against to economically exile them.

Lock N Load Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:17, Wednesday, 20 February


If you didn't hear last Thursday's segment with Bill Frady and would like to, here it is:

Life Parodies Art

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:13, Wednesday, 20 February



Interesting conundrum. The indecency here is in totalitarians appropriating the symbols of Liberty. [More]

What do they do if someone who identifies as a woman but hasn't medically "transitioned" yet takes zis shirt off?

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Forget 'How.' Focus on 'Why.'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:59, Wednesday, 20 February

HOW DEMOCRATS SPAWNED THE BORDER CRISIS - Sacrificing national security on the altar of open borders. [More]
Gee, I wonder why.

And I wonder why.

[Via Mack H]

Of course, the point of view depends on if you believe truth trumps offended sensibilities of subversive enemies of Western civilization, or if you're a member of the UK Parliament. Notwithstanding that, I do like the term "digital gangsters."

[Via Michael G and ...

A Moderate Mea Culpa

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:52, Wednesday, 20 February

An Apology to David Horowitz: He Was Right about Bill Kristol [More]
Actually, he didn't go anywhere near far enough.

[Via Mack H]

Can We All Get Along?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:34, Wednesday, 20 February

Man accused of pulling gun on victim wearing MAGA hat [More]
So the one guy's a loser and the other must not be all that sharp himself.

Following him out of the store to confront the armed aggressor "again" is incomprehensibly reckless, both from basic survival and legal standpoints.

[Via Mack H]

A Protected Class

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:15, Wednesday, 20 February

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it a felony to assault a working journalist. [More]
Will that include justabloggers?

And what happens to Bill Clinton's Rules of Engagement?

[Via Michael G]

Phi-Ops

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:47, Thursday, 21 February

There is a type of hostile tactic that's been given a new name: DARVO. [More]
Philosophical warfare. All the cool commies are using it.

[Via Mack H]

Two Can Play That Game

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:03, Wednesday, 20 February

A memorial to Karl Marx at a cemetery in North London has been defaced for the second time in less than two weeks. [More]
Too bad armed security protects this abomination.

[Via Michael G]

Timbs v. Indiana handed down today...

in Of Arms and the Law at 09:17, Wednesday, 20 February

Opinion here. The holding is that the 8th Amendment's bar to excessive fines is incorporated under the 14th Amendment and applicable to the states. But the astonishing thing is that Justice Ginsberg writes the majority opinion and repeatedly cites McDonald:

"This safeguard, we hold, is "fundamental to our scheme of ordered liberty," with "dee[p] root[s] in [our] history and tradition." McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 767 (2010)..."

"When ratified in 1791, the Bill of Rights applied only to the Federal Government. Barron ex rel. Tiernan v. Mayor of Baltimore, 7 Pet. 243 (1833). "The constitutional Amendments adopted in the aftermath of the Civil War," however, "fundamentally altered our country's federal system." McDonald, 561 U. S., at 754."

"But when a Bill of Rights protection is incorporated, the protection applies "identically to both the Federal Government and the Sta...

Physicist Luboš Motls finds an interview where Bill Gates illustrates why it's simply not possible to provide 100% (or even close) electric power from solar and wind.  He starts with a quote from Gates' embedded video interview and then expands on the math calculations:

Here’s Tokyo, 27 million people, you have three days of a cyclone every year. It’s 23 GW of electricity for three days. Tell me what battery solution is going sit there and provide that power.
Exactly. Just check the numbers, roughly. They talk about some metropolitan area around Tokyo so lots of people are involved. 27 million sounds fine. And each of them needs almost a kilowatt of power at each moment – most of it is not "personal energy consumption", however. 3 days is 72 hours, 72 times 23 is 1656. We need 1656 gigawatthours. Solar doesn't work, the weather is bad. The wind turbines should better be stopped and protected because the cyclone could break them. OK, you need a prepared charged battery with 1656 gigawatthours for those nice three d...

I had planned on loading today, but

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 08:02, Wednesday, 20 February

fever and aches probably aren't a good match with making ammo, so.

Probably not a good idea to fill out my tax forms, either.

And I'd almost kill for a #2 combo from Whataburger

Nice Little Monet

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:26, Wednesday, 20 February

At Christie’s February 27th Sale:

Lot 11
— Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Saule pleureur et bassin aux nymphéas [Weeping willow and pond with water lilies]
stamped with signature ‘Claude Monet’ (Lugt 1819b; lower left)
oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 70 3/4 in. (199 x 180 cm.)
Painted in Giverny in 1916-1919.

Estimate “upon request,”...

Angry Socialism Selling Well

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:16, Wednesday, 20 February

George Will marvels at the recent surge of popularity for the new angrier Socialism.

Two-thirds of the federal budget (and 14 percent of GDP) goes to transfer payments, mostly to the non-poor. The U.S. economy’s health-care sector (about 18 percent of the economy) is larger than the economies of all but three nations, and is permeated by government money and mandates. Before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, 40 cents of every health-care dollar was government’s 40 cents. The sturdy yeomanry who till America’s soil? Last year’s 529-page Agriculture Improvement Act will be administered by the Agriculture Departme...

Shortage of Police and Delays in 911 Response

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:38, Wednesday, 20 February

You call 911 and you think you will get a quick response, but you may have to wait quite some time. Public safety chief on lookout for more troopers.

Some troops have average response times that are nearing the 15 minute maximum set by state statute. Troop K, based in Colchester, had an average response time of 12.28 minutes in 2018. It also had a 12 percent staff reduction, leaving it with 59 officers for 360 square miles of territory.

A lot of really bad things can happen in 12 minutes. And they list another troop with response times almost that long.

And we are not talking about the great open spaces out west; this is Connecticut.

State troopers provide primary law enforcement services for 79 of Connecticut’s 169 towns and patrol state property and state highways.

And it is getting harder to recruit officers.

A Discomforting Thought

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 09:27, Wednesday, 20 February

I think a lot of folks are deeply uncomfortable with the notion that a handful of rich guys can essentially buy their preferred policy. Perhaps so uncomfortable that they don’t want to admit it’s the case. But they can. In our type of democratic system, they at least have to convince voters. But unfortunately that’s not all that hard.

Caleb has a great article about the future gun control fight. Also see what Miguel had in reference to my comments from yesterday. I don’t mean to come off as a pessimist. Bloomberg has picked a hell of a fight with us. That money of his would have steamrollered over other issues. But we do have our own advantages. What I would say to our people:

  • The time for division is not now. We need a strong NRA. If you quit NRA over bump stocks or red flag laws, you aren’t helping. I’m not saying we can’t have disagreement, but we all need to be rowing in the sam...

Heckler & Koch are on fire on their Facebook Social Media. Their post about “A fresh batch of M27 rifles leaving Georgia headed to the Devil Dogs” currently has over 6,000 comments and 15,000 shares. That’s quite a lot for anything related to firearms, especially after only 11 hours and still developing. The start-up post […]

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LG-442 laser aiming deviceCrimson Trace has released information on their upcoming Laserguard models for the Sig P365: the Laserguard LG-442 with red laser and LG-442G with a green laser. Both models are listed on Crimson Trace’s website and indicate they estimate availability around mid-March, 2...

Modernized Sten MKII DIY Build

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 20 February

I am always in awe of people who have the skills to build their own firearms from scratch or a parts kit. Tube-based firearms like a Sten and Sterling are supposedly some of the easier firearms to make, at least so I have heard. I think the next step up is bending an MP5 flat […]

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07:55

Quote of the day—Alan Korwin

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 February

Finding and arresting the armed criminals, that’s what makes you safer. That’s what we all seek, or should. Keep the dangerous, the repeat offenders, the people who have guns by the millions who should not have them — isn’t that what you want?

Spending all this money and police effort and computer power to find and write down the name of every innocent citizen who goes out and buys or transfers a gun — what does that do but make people who don’t understand feel good?

Americans buy and transfer tens of millions of guns all the time, all of it legal, none of it connected with crime. Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Bernie, Hillary, the solid block of knowing (and unwitting) Democrats in both houses of Congress, they want to control THAT. That’s what their H.R. 8 background checks are aimed at. Checks have nothing to do with making us safe and controlling crime and danger. Their leadership is 100% aware of this.

Alan Korwin
February 15, 2019
Background Checks Are…Wrong
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

I gave myself a code Red, liberal leave, day off.

Had I left for work at my regular time I'd have been fine til I got to the parking garage.  Then I'd be stuck there.  As it's coming DOWN.  Gonna change to ice later. 

My company never closes.  It's really code Green, all the time.  We aren't the gummint.  "10 feet of snow and the building burnt to the ground?  Come to work!  Or burn a vacation day."


So if Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren ever follow through on their threat to declare gun violence a "national emergency," be sure to check their math. [More]
Why? Since when do truth, rationality, and logic influence communist propaganda or persuade ginned-up mobs?

[Via Michael G]

We're the Only Ones Appealing Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:42, Wednesday, 20 February

In the last four months, the Department of Maryland State Police has appealed nearly two dozen decisions by the Handgun Permit Review Board, a panel that has attracted scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers for its tendency to issue handgun permits contrary to state police recommendations. [More]
Because if we let mere citizens have them, why, we'll no longer be "Only Ones"...

[Via Roger J...

A Universal Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:35, Wednesday, 20 February

Universal background checks will never truly be universal because criminals do not comply with the law. This legislation will not change criminal behavior — it will simply make illegal normal behavior that can, in fact, save lives. [More]
Yeah, but those manipulating the useful idiots know that.

It's not about safety, it's about control.

[Via bondmen]...

Again with the Wrong Questions...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:31, Wednesday, 20 February

Fox 2 discovers no Illinois state law enforces seizure of FOID cards and weapons [More]
Sorry to call on you so soon again, sir.

Is the problem the cards and the weapons, or the fact that they're leaving people deemed too dangerous to have them out in gen pop?

[Via bondmen...

The Wrong Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:25, Wednesday, 20 February

Should Missouri felons have voting rights restored once they’re released from prison? [More]
Mr. Pynchon just slapped his forehead again.

Can they be trusted without a custodian?

[Via bondmen...

Domestic Enemies

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Wednesday, 20 February

Protesters take over Border Patrol museum, deface pictures of fallen agents [More]
Tactics like these make more likely the day when the victims will have had enough and will fight back against the bullies.

Garbage In

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:02, Wednesday, 20 February

The environmental impact caused by illegal immigration, and the trash left behind, is increasingly being found in areas that are more fragile and remote. [More]
I've raised this point before: If the Brady Campaign had standing to sue the Bush administration over its guns in national parks rule because no environmental impact study had been performed, why can't the feds be sued for this -- and in front of the same federal judge who agreed with the Bradys?

[H/T Wirecutter]

A Triggering Event

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Wednesday, 20 February

Folsom Lake College reported a poster of a cartoon frog to the local police department. [More]
Enforce existing thoughtcrime laws.

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:23, Wednesday, 20 February

Oregon lawmakers seek to lower voting age in state to 16, so teens can ‘protect their future’ [More]
I saw this movie...

Representation without taxation, eh...?

To each according to what serves our interests, from each according to what we say.

The Aptronym Arms

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:15, Wednesday, 20 February


The Washington Free Beacon isn’t revealing the street address due to safety concerns expressed by her office. [More]
Huh. So you mean all those D.C.-style "common sense gun safety laws" AOC would impose on the rest of us don't really work? That must be why the story was revised to delete a quote from the complex promo that said it “promises to take luxury apartment living to a new level.”

Because, funny thing, those exact words appear on ...

Big camera, little camera...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:21, Wednesday, 20 February

To take these pictures, the cameras were put in Program mode with ISO set to Auto, just to see how each one would meter the scene. All of them were wearing lenses that are the closest approximation I have to a 50mm f/1.8 full-frame lens, for that respective sensor size.

This picture was taken using a Pentax Q-S1 and the 01 8.5mm f/1.9 lens. Lens corrections were applied in Photoshop, but no lighting correction. With the 12mp 1/1.7" sensor, the less attention drawn to the noise in the shadows, the better. (The camera selected 1/60th @ f/1.9, ISO 1000 for the shot.)

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What Do The Little Pictures Mean?

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 06:41, Wednesday, 20 February

If I send you a text and append 😂😂👍💝 at the end of it, do you understand my meaning? Do emojis have any agreed on meaning? Do different age groups interpret them differently? Do emojis have regional or cultural dialects that change how they are understood?

Is 🔪🔪🔪 a threat? Or this 😡😈🔨?

How are they interpreted in a larger context? Are they significant at all?

When the messages between parties are taken as evidence in court cases, the potential contextual meaning of emojis can't be ignored. So far, it can't be agreed on either, but Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman is working on the topic. He has been studying the way we communicate on-line.

My favorite line in the article is:

As unsettled as emoji law is today, it’s only going to get more complicated as technology evolves. For example, we generally assume emojis are static, but they can be animated. Apple’s animojis reflect...

Yesterday Was John Basilone Day

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:49, Wednesday, 20 February

From Quora:

Gunnery Sergeant Manila John Basilone was the only Marine in WWII to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

A guy who holds a machine gun in his bare hands killing the enemy all night is pretty bad ass, but he was even more then that.

Guadalcanal was a fierce clash of national wills. Bloodied and humiliated by the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, American armed forces were on the comeback trail less than six months after the debacle. At Guadalcanal, a disease-infested island, two superb military organizations met each other for the first time in land combat — bayonet to bayonet &#821...

Grandson Tries to Kill Grandfather – Epic Fail

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:17, Wednesday, 20 February

Old doesn’t mean “easy target.” Bodycam: Man shot in chest after barging into Tuttle home to kill grandfather.

Police learned that around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Williams drove up to a home on Star Drive near Sky Lane and barged in when the homeowner opened the door. The homeowner, who is Williams’ estranged grandfather, grabbed a pistol and opened fire, hitting Williams in the chest.

Williams had told the officer he went to the house to kill his grandfather. The grandfather reported that his grandson said during the break-in that he planned on killing him.

The grandson got taken to hospital in critical condition. Oklahoma has a “Castle Doctrine” or “Make My Day” law, so the cops are not in the habit of prosecuting self-defense. Which is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

This Prediction Didn’t Take a Crystal Ball

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 February

China has been acting like they have ambitions for a long time. Retired Japanese general predicts China will invade Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045.

A former Japanese military officer recently made waves after saying he believes China plans to invade and annex Taiwan by 2025 and Okinawa by 2045.

The comments by retired Lt. Gen. Kunio Orita, a 35-year veteran of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and a former commander of the 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron and 6th Air Wing, appeared last month in the English-language Taiwan News.

I guess we will see if there is anyone in the world who can (and is willing to) stand up to them, because I doubt we will.

On Broadway

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:38, Wednesday, 20 February

It isn’t usual for a jazz musician to make it on the pop charts. But George Benson did in the 1970s. He is still playing guitar, which is a good thing.

This is “On Broadway” by George Benson, from his 1978 album Weekend in L.A. It hit number 7 on the Billboard Charts. (Use the link provided when YouTube discovers the privacy extensions in your browser and tells you the video is unavailable.)

HK-32 Prototype in 7.62x39mm

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Wednesday, 20 February

Among the large family of roller-delayed rifles produced by Heckler & Koch, one of the rarest and least known is the HK32. This was the select-fire shoulder rifle chambered in 7.62x39mm. These rifles appeared in H&K sales literature for a time, but were only made in very small numbers for one or two poor documented contracts. What we have here today is a very early prototype rifle in 7.62x39mm using a regular NATO caliber receiver with a magazine well block to fit a proprietary H&K magazine. The rifle retains many CETME features, including the muzzle brake, metal forehand with integral bipod, carry handle, stock design, and a unique 2-position rear notch sight.

Many thanks to the Royal Armouries for allowing me to film and disassemble this very rare rifle! The NFC collection there – perhaps the best military small arms collection in Western Europe – is ...

SAWMAN Tactical Line of Optics

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 20 February

SAWMAN Tactical Line of Optics (1)Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a former USMC sniper and Navy SEAL Sniper Instructor, has announced that he teamed up with Shepherd Scopes to create a series of high-end long range scopes that will match his requirements. Having used sniper scopes in toughest conditions, Craig frequently had to modify his optics to make them match the needs of a […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James interviews Michael Broderick, a Marine and pro-gun actor who is featured in True Detective Season 3 and the S.W.A.T. televisions series. James ran into Michael and Jon Howard (a gun industry marketer) on the SHOT Show 2019 floor in Las Vegas and took the opportunity to ask Mr. Broderick […]

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New Russian Cartridge Called .345 TK

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 February

New Russian Cartridge - .345 TK (1)This new cartridge is designed by a Russian company called Techcrim – the co-developer of the .366 TKM and 9.6x53mm Lancaster cartridges. The .345 TK cartridge is based on the 5.45x39mm case that has been shortened to 22mm (.866″) and loaded with rather odd .345 caliber (8.76mm) bullets. Just like in the case of the […]

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04:55

I don't talk about metrocons much anymore.  A big part is the venn diagram is pretty much over lapped between Metrocons and #NeverTrumpers, and you get into ugly arguments down that path.  Arguments I'd rather not go into here.

"Guns are icky!  That's why I pay the city taxes, for the police to keep the Poors on another block"

"Trump is icky!  That's why I get paid by folks to write nasty things about him and wander the woods like Hillary.  Maybe this will pass and I'll be on top again," he kids himself.

See?  It'd just get uglier from there.  But, while getting their time monopolized bad mouthing Trump, metrocons have little time to bad mouth the 2nd Amendment apart from quietly acquiescing to the Democrats demands of backgrounds checks that also won't be enforced.

Trump has been no friend to us Gunnies, yet, apart from judge appointments.  And the appointments are from a boring task he sub contracted out to the Federalists.  Which is good.  Keep that inertia up, Mr. President. It c...

Free Books- Part 173

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:40, Wednesday, 20 February

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your computer or phone HERE.   If you would like a free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited (unlimited reading for a low monthly fee), click on the box below.

 

 

Here are a few free books that I think my readers might enjoy. Check these out:

 

One caution….

 

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Humdrum should never describe our shooting range experience. Pack up the guns and ammo, go to the range, shoot at a paper target, reload, repeat. It takes a disciplined person to do this on a regular basis, but if you’ll add in a little “fun factor”, you might find that range drills can be both enjoyable and beneficial. I’ve made a list of my favorite pistol games.

She Shoot 2 is sponsored by CrossBreed Holsters

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This should have probably been a first week of January letter, but I bought a house and moved over the holidays … so, it was anything but restful. Now that I am relatively settled, I’m finally finding some time to catch up on a few things – namely my Syren Savvy column. Let’s look back at Syren in 2018 and enjoy our highlights, and I’ll also describe what the new year holds.

Syren Shotguns for Women. Syren providing quality shotguns and gear designed exclusively for women by women with no compromises.

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