Saturday, 02 July

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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — July 2, 2022

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Saturday, 02 July

On July 2nd, 1937 aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 101 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course …

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Where Are Your Red Lines?, by Domesticated Ranger

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Saturday, 02 July

Editor’s Introductory Note: The following article is graphic, and not for the squeamish. Some folks should probably skip reading it. — It finally happened. The fecal matter has well and truly impacted the rotating air oscillation device. The Schumer Hit The Fan (SHTF) situation is well underway. Societal norms are out the window. People are struggling just to stay alive. But your garden is thriving because, after all, you are prepared. Not only is your garden growing and thriving, but you have put measures into place to help keep your garden safe. You put up a fence made off hardware …

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Editors’ Prepping Progress

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Saturday, 02 July

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year.  We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Saturday, 02 July

“And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.” – Leviticus 25:10 (KJV)

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Friday, 01 July

21:55

Back in 2012 I bought a Rossi 92 carbine with a 20" barrel chambered for .357 Magnum. A few years ago my daughter expressed an interest in deer hunting so I set it up with a Bushnell TRS-25 mounted on an NOE Bullets scout rail. Since giving hunting a couple tries my daughter lost interest, so I am revisiting the Rossi's configuration.

Although functional, the rail mounted red dot spoiled the clean lines of the rifle. Also, I wasn't satisfied with the bolt mounted peep that replaced the firing pin blocking safety. It wasn't really solid, IMO. So, I've decided to go back to open irons.

This week I finally got around to installing quick detach sling studs, made by GrovTec. I had a lace-on sling intended for muzzleloaders on the rifle but it wasn't ideal. For one thing if it got wet it was a pain to remove so the buttplate and stock could dry. For a sling I got the same Hunter Company 220-1 carrying strap. Aesthetically, it looks like a simplified USGI M1907 sling, which goes nicely with a traditional levergun. I also have one each on my Interarms 65 (Rossi 92) .44-40 and my Cabela's Hawken .50 percussion muzzleloader.

I swapped out the peep for the safety delete p...

Sweden Makes Suppressors License Free

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 20:00, Friday, 01 July

Sweden to make Sound Suppressors license freeFinland and Norway already have very generous legislation and traditions for suppressors, and today Sweden joins the club. The new legislation means that suppressors should no longer be considered a firearm part and they no longer require a specific license to possess, as long as you have a permit to own the firearm onto which […]

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New Zealand ArmyTFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the world of firearms through a camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, a bunch of selected pictures together with a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. These images are from the Waiouru Military Camp on the central North […]

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Good evening! Perhaps I caught your attention with some nice white phosphor? In today’s installment of Friday Night Lights, I will show you something that is uncommon in the night vision world and in the grand scheme of things is relatively affordable – Sure Shot Night Vision’s PVS-27 retube. They take clip-on night vision devices […]

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Ironic

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 14:45, Friday, 01 July

The Medal of Freedom is going to an anti-freedom activist:

President Biden announced he will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 individuals including ex-lawmaker and gun control activist Gabby Giffords…

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jul/1/biden-medal-freedom-giffords-trump-critic-khan/

She, and Biden, should be prosecuted.

Rib Rub

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:08, Friday, 01 July

 I'm going to cook a bunch of ribs on Sunday, and today I thought I'd better whip up a batch of my rib rub. It's a recipe I settled on years ago to cook baby back ribs.  It's a fairly easy recipe, that combines sweet, savory, and salty.


I keep it taped to the outside of the jar so I don't loose the recipe, and I substitute sometimes.  Today, for examply, I was out of chili powder, so I substituted some...

Thanks, Joe Biden

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:28, Friday, 01 July

 For months we have thought that high gas prices were part of a larger agenda.  Now, they are saying it out loud.  Here is the headline:

High gas prices worth it for 'future of liberal world order,’ White House economics adviser tells CNN

And, that tells us all we need to know.   They still want a new world order, where bureaucrats are not beholden to the voters and they can do to us what they wish.


As Americans honor Independence Day, we tend to concentrate on the Declaration of Independence, one of our fundamental founding documents, and considered sacred by many – even inspired by God.

Another of those is, of course, the US Constitution. However, opinions among libertarians are mixed. Is it a “hologram of liberty” as Boston T. Party claims? Or is it a vital but flawed document as L Neil Smith pointed out? Or a counter-revolutionary document, as Tom Knapp has explained? All worth pondering.

Back just over a decade ago, an obvious but anonymous statist (with so-called “Christian conservative” and even “Christian dominion” ideas) penned an interesting essay, “Why our Constitution fails in other countries.” (6 February 2012)

Let us read it and then consider some additional points as we approach the 247th Independence Day.

The President and his liberal compatriots were excited to see the Arab Spring bring democracy to a nation like Egypt. There is no doubt that the presidency of Hosni Mubarak was corrupt and needed to be changed. Riots in the streets don’t breed confidence. It would be like pu...

In the examples the influential paper chose to highlight, the posters were not calling on initiating violence against their political opponents. They were calling on supporters of churches and pregnancy centers to defend themselves against violent attackers with mayhem on their minds. [...

Well, There’s a Shocker

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:51, Friday, 01 July

“If you’re culturally a Democrat…I’m with you,” Dr. Oz said on Fox News, as the Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for Senate apparently tries to pivot to the center to beat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in November. [More]

But the Donald has always been so good at picking people of principle

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Mystery Solved

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:25, Friday, 01 July


Remember the reason I left Blogspot and started this site?

I have an old gmail account I never use and found Google’s reply in there:

Your post titled “Further Adventures in Baselessness” was flagged to us for review. We have determined that it violates our guidelines and have unpublished the URL http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2022/03/further-adventures-in-baselessness.html, making it unavailable to blog readers.

In other words, some twitching leftist saboteur snitched me out just to get me censored and Google encourages that. It’s not like that surprises me, but I did want to just create a record of it.

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An Irresistable Force

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:57, Friday, 01 July

A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says [More]

You only need around Three Percent

[Via WiscoDave]

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Axis Sally 2.0

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:49, Friday, 01 July

Instead, Cheney and fellow truth-telling Republicans — such as Rice, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker — can form a coalition for democracy with Democrats, independents and other patriotic Republicans. That’s right: They should work to defeat Republicans who perpetrate the “big lie” and threaten future democratic elections. [More]

Well, if “conservative” Jennifer Rubin and The Washington Post think so…

Advance Republicans by electing Democrats! It sounds like there’s an Orwell slogan in there somewhere.

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A Black and White Issue

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:16, Friday, 01 July

News audiences are clearly meant to associate white pro-gun protesters with a dangerous and probably organized national race-hatred movement, while black pro-gun protesters either don’t exist or are a fringe movement not worth covering. [More]

Well, there are certain requirements if you want to be a “real reporter,” and if you can’t parrot a narrative and keep quiet about what’s not, you have no place in the business.

[Via Michael G]

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You Promise?

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:10, Friday, 01 July

DAVID HOGG PROMISES NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IF WE KEEP ROE V. WADE OVERTURNED AND VALUE GUN RIGHTS [More]

A Van Helen song comes to mind. But it’s overshadowed by Tommy Lee.

[Via Michael G]

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Endorsements You Can Trust!

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:00, Friday, 01 July

“Derek Schmidt is a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment freedoms and he will continue to fight to protect our fundamental right to self-defense,” said Jason Ouimet, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Kansans can trust Derek Schmidt to protect their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.” [More]

Unless they get placed on a secret government list with no due process...

Vigilante Justice!

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:47, Friday, 01 July

A 93-year-old homeowner took matters into his own hands when he shot and critically injured a suspect who authorities say broke into the home in Moreno Valley. [More]

Whose hands should it have been in?

“Real reporters”…

[Via bondmen]

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We’re the Only Ones Penetrating Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:42, Friday, 01 July

A woman sought help from her sheriff. He’s now charged with raping her. [More]

Sounds like he couldn’t resist the crazy.

[Via bondmen]

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The City of Brothaly Love

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:36, Friday, 01 July

Dozens of gunshots erupted in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze last Thursday, scattering terrified people in the middle of a normal evening, killing two and wounding two. The sights and sounds of the shooting were captured on a Ring surveillance camera. People can be seen and heard screaming, running, falling and crying out after being shot. [More]

If this doesn’t convince selfish gun owners to give them all up for the good of everyone, nothing will.

[Via bondmen]

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WA Concealed Carry Skyrockets: 11K CPLs Added in June!

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 14:23, Friday, 01 July

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Free Magazines - Springfield Armory Announces Gear Up PromotionStarting today, anyone who purchases a Springfield Armory striker-fired pistol is eligible to receive three free magazines and a pistol bag as a part of the Gear Up promotion. This includes the entire striker-fired lineup, including the newest Hellcat variants. Check out the information and links below for all the needed details. Free Magazines – […]

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JAE Chassis JAE-700 G4 (1)JAE Chassis (J Allen Enterprises), a Canadian company established in 2003 and acquired by MDT in 2019, has released the new generation of their renowned bolt-action rifle chassis which is apparently their first product as an MDT company. The new JAE-700 G4 is a premium-grade chassis designed for precision long-range shooting. Let’s see what features are packed in […]

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This is incredibly good news. The importance of Justice Clarence Thomas’ majority opinion in the New York right-to-carry case may not be fully understood until all of these other cases have gone through lower court review. What we’re seeing today could be the beginning of court actions that eventually fully restore rights protected by the Second Amendment.

Our attorneys are already reviewing earlier cases to determine which ones can be re-filed for further action based on the high court ruling in Bruen and we are confident other cases now remanded back for further review will also fare better in the lower courts.

It is also important that the high court granted all writs of certiorari in these Second Amendment cases as they were being remanded back for further review. That tells me we have a Supreme Court willing to rein in lower court activism and limit how far they will allow local and state governments to reach when it comes to placing burdens on the exercise of a fundamental, constitutionally-enumerate right to keep and bear arms.

Alan Gottlieb
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Independence Day

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 11:00, Friday, 01 July

 


May you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. 

“Send Us Thy Asteroid, O Lord”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 12:04, Friday, 01 July

Please Conduct Yourselves Accordingly

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:34, Friday, 01 July

In response to the plans of the Russian Parliament to revoke Russia’s recognition of Lithuania’s Declaration of Independence from the USSR in 1991, the Kyiv City Council has cancelled the decree by Kyiv Rus Grand Prince Volodymyr of the founding of Moscow in 1147.

Moscow is gone pic.twitter.com/nTDa6x1ExO

— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) June 10, 2022

Enemies of the State

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:28, Friday, 01 July

BIDEN’S AMERICA: Tucker Carlson Provides High-Level List of Political Arrests by Biden Regime [More]

In fairness, you can’t have a successful tyrannical regime without gulags.

[Via bondmen]

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Affairs of State

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:24, Friday, 01 July

One Solution Against Tyranny Is Creating State Guards to Defend the Constitution and Fight Back Against the Deep State [More]

Yeah, about that:

Speaking of free states, while the power to raise armies is the purview of the Congress, state defense forces were established by some (17 plus Puerto Rico), but not all states, to be deployed within a state. The State Guard Association of the United States exists “to advocate for the advancement and support of regulated state military forces established by state governments,” [but] don’t look for teeth to match the mission statement. The last two defense force units, the Ohio Military Reserve and the Tennessee State Guard, were the last units trained for deployment with issued weapons, but no more. The Tennessee Guard’s role is now to provide unarmed suppo...

We’re the Only Ones Surveilling Enough, Eh?

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:09, Friday, 01 July

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Admit They Are Spying on Canadians by Turning on Their Cell Phone Cameras and Mics [More]

They sure have drifted a long way from Sergeant Preston and Yukon King

[Via bondmen]

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Blowing Their Party Horns

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:03, Friday, 01 July

House Republicans warn D.C. spiking crime rate may warrant congressional intervention [More]

As long as they’re in the minority, they’re just making political noise. Besides, we saw how dogged and determined Oversight was when they had the advantage.

[Via bondmen]

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“We should have done things earlier, we should have been supplying the defensive weapons into Ukraine earlier. We need to learn that lesson for Taiwan.” [More]

What is it about violence monopolists wanting to arm everyone but their own people? And dragging the rest of us along with their Armageddon death wish?

[Via bondmen]

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Our Last Best Hope

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:47, Friday, 01 July

The CPAC crowd, and conservatives in general, have failed to realize that the ever present Michelle Obama was a potential Democrat presidential candidate. [More]

Maybe they’re not reading the right people

[Via Michael G]

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Now Hulk MAD!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:36, Friday, 01 July

Disney’s Incredible Hulk star calls on Americans to REVOLT over Supreme Court decisions… [More]

Has anybody ever figured out what this communist lump’s talent is…?

[Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Suspicious Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:30, Friday, 01 July

This morning, we investigated a suspicious item that resembled a possible explosive device. Our bomb squad responded and safely removed the object. For more information, click the link below. [More]

That reminds me of the time I had to go down to the local courthouse. I carry one of these because I’ve had rare occasions when I needed it, and when I put it in the tray to go through the metal detector, the “trained security professional”  asked me if it was pepper spray!

I’m not sure which was worse– him asking or just believing me when I said “No” without verifying it.

[Via WiscoDave]

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A Balancing Act

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:12, Friday, 01 July

Supreme Court hands Biden victory, allows end to ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy [More]

Good thing this has nothing to do with that “single issue” …

Thanks, Roberts and Kavanaugh! You just set things up to ultimately undo all the good done in Bruen and most gun owners will never make the connection because the “gun rights groups” refuse to acknowledge it.

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Unclear on the Concept

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:00, Friday, 01 July

Democrats unveiling ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’ [More]

So those are things granted by government? Not “endowed by our Creator”? I guess not if what you worship is an all-powerful and omniscient government…

But what do I know, being both “a Trojan Horse” and an “idiot clown”?

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We’re the Only Ones Expiring Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:43, Friday, 01 July

The head of the State Police has informed troopers fired for failing to get COVID shots that their permits to carry firearms will be “expired” as of next week. [More]

You can let us give you a shot or you can get shot by someone else. You think it’s a Massachussetts thing (no offense to the relatively few remaining Patriots)?

Can you imagine being Col. Christopher Mason and putting your name on something so unAmerican and contemptible? I’ve never had a job I figured it was worth being evil to keep.

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Don’t Bother Me with the Facts

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:13, Friday, 01 July

I don’t need to have numbers. [Watch]

The in-your-face arrogance of tyrants…

[Via Jess]

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We’re the Only Ones Stingy Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:00, Friday, 01 July

The issuance of such permits is part of Brown’s job. And he has a reputation for being relatively stingy in issuing them, compared to most of the other 57 sheriffs in California. [More]

Tell me about it. Talk about a blast from the past!

Or better yet, tell NRA. They never did explain themselves.

[Via ...

GRNC Alert

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:44, Friday, 01 July

The legislature passed SB43 (Church Carry) last session, but Governor Roy Cooper reflexively vetoed it. In light of new, known threats to churches it is imperative you take the necessary action to bring SB43 (Church Carry) back for a veto override vote. [More]

If you’re from North Carolina, why not take a second here…?

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Take the Cause and Effect Challenge!

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:33, Friday, 01 July

Mayor Eric Adams blamed the violence on an “over-proliferation” of guns on the streets… [More]

And morons like this running things is why they will only get worse.

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Their Achilles Heel

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:25, Friday, 01 July

They only had the votes for a less-extreme abortion bill than the one activists wanted. [More]

The immature and impulse control-challenged can be handy tools if properly used.

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Bases Loaded

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:17, Friday, 01 July

“Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as the first Black Supreme Court justice in U.S. history,” GMA tweeted at 1:46 p.m. [More]

Good grief, America!

And they can’t say “first black woman” because they’re not biologists.

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THOMAS WOLFE WAS ONLY PARTIALLY RIGHT

by Mas in at 09:00, Friday, 01 July

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Is the AutoMag Curse Over? The New Auto Mag 180-D

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 09:27, Friday, 01 July

Historically speaking, the AutoMag 180 pistol has been a reaper of investors. Between 1971 and 1982, no fewer than six different companies went bankrupt trying to make a profit building Auto Mags. However, we may have finally reached the end of that streak…

In 2015, all the existing tools, parts, and IP related to the Auto Mag was sold to a new company (Auto Mag Ltd). Similar to the previous companies lured in by the glamour of this massive handgun, these new owners saw the list of existing parts (including several hundred frames) and figured they could assemble and sell a few hundred guns and make a nice return. Also similar to previous companies, they completed the deal and then discovered that those existing parts had major problems. Fundamentally, the Model 180 was simply not a mature design.

Where the new compan...

9mm vs. .45 ACP: Let’s Talk About It

by David Lane in Recoil at 12:00, Friday, 01 July

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Indian Creek Design's Sportsman's Anti-Cant ShroudIndian Creek Design’s Sportsman’s Anti-Cant Shroud “SACS” is a machined aluminum bolt shroud for the Ruger American Rifle that also incorporates a bubble level that helps the shooter to keep the rif...

Senop to Supply More Laser Sights and Night Vision for the Finnish Defence ForcesThe Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen has authorized the Logistics Department of the Defense Forces to acquire more combat equipment from Senop Oy. The order is described as significant and includes laser sights and NVG monocular image intensifiers. The value of the acquisition is in the region of 24 million Euros. Finland and Senop […]

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Silencer Central Celebrates Grand Opening of New HeadquartersOur friends at Silencer Central are celebrating the grand opening of their new headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Besides manufacturing a full lineup of suppressors, Silencer Central is a distributor with a large network of NFA dealers across 42 states. After purchasing a suppressor and the NFA application being approved, Silencer Central can ship […]

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Oh boy, a challenge!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:04, Friday, 01 July

We're only a month away!


What’s an instant camera?
ANY CAMERA THAT POOPS OUT A PICTURE AFTER YOU TAKE IT.

Can you use an “Instant Back” on a fancy camera & still qualify?
YES YOU CAN.

Can you use an instant printer? NO KEVIN, A PRINTER IS NOT A CAMERA WE ARE NOT GOING OVER THIS AGAIN. (pt.2)

— #ShittyCameraChallenge (@ShittyChallenge) July 1, 2022

My body* is ready.


*By which I mean my Fuji Instax Mini.

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Automotif CCCXVI...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:58, Friday, 01 July


Here's a tasty gray market mid/late-'70s 280SL in Signal Red.

Unlike most R107s, which featured V8 power, the 280SL sported a 182bhp 2.8L DOHC inline six. This one's got a manual transmission to boot. (Mercedes never offered the SL with a row-your-own gearbox on the US market.)

Even without reading the "280SL" badge on the decklid or peeking in to see the shifter, you can tell it's a euro-spec car by the aero ...

I guess it's something to do.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:55, Friday, 01 July

According to the tabulations in the sidebar, the seventy-nine posts put up here in June is the most in a month since May of 2016.


I guess it keeps me out of trouble.

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Democracy Wins

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:52, Friday, 01 July

 The Supreme Court loosed another opinion yesterday.  This one involved the EPA and the way it regulates the private sector, specifically, electric energy plants.

This was the Supreme Court's primary objection to the Obama-era limitations on power plants: These limitations were never passed by Congress but imposed by decree. In this, SCOTUS identified a frightening trend that has been building for decades under both parties, and has worked to overcome it; what kind of policies we enact, and how draconian they should be, should be left to the people's representatives, the Court has ruled. Our legislative electeds may not always be the brightest bulbs, but that hardly matters. What matters is that they are accountable to us.

In short, SCOTUS told the EPA that they were over-stepping with their regulatory power.  Major policy should be passed through Congress.  The Greens, of course are in meltdown.

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What a shock

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 07:00, Friday, 01 July

Military recruitment is down significantly.

Amid the first conventional war in Europe since 1945 and China’s massive military buildup — including nuclear weapons — the U.S. military is experiencing a dangerous drop in its warfighting capability. The U.S. Army, the largest service, has only reached 40 percent of its recuiting goal with just more than three months remaining in the fiscal year.

Leftists aren’t exactly the predominant demographic to choose the military life. When you turn the military into something that actively repels the demographic that would traditionally be drawn in that direction, it shouldn’t be a surprise when recruitment dries up.

“We need people to volunteer to serve in the military but we really don’t want the people who would voluntarily serve in the military.”...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 1, 2022

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 06:23, Friday, 01 July

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

 

Why A Holster?

Clint Smith’s thoughts on holsters.

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Link

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:06, Friday, 01 July

July 1st is the anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, in 1863. — We’ve completed our camping trip, so I’ve reactivated the shopping cart system, at Elk Creek Company. Thanks for your patience. — Today’s feature is some advice that I have for folks without an FFL who might sell or trade guns from time to time, to improve their collections. — Our nonfiction writing contest is in progress. Round 101 ends on July 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on …

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A Sign For Our Times: “Not Engaged In The Business”

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Friday, 01 July

Bottom Line, Up Front (BLUF): It is time to print a “Not Engaged In The Business” notice to post at your gun show table. Joe Biden has signed a House and Senate-reconciled version of S. 2938, the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act”. This is the 80-page, ultra-fast-tracked, RINO “compromise” anti-gun rights legislation package. It passed with a 65 to 33 majority in the Senate, and the next day it sailed through the Democrat-dominated House of Representatives with a 234 to 193 majority, in just a few hours. The date of effectivity has not yet been announced. One of the lesser-known provisions …

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June 2022 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

by Steven Cochran in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Friday, 01 July

What Did Gold Do in June? Gold prices don’t usually see much activity during the summer months, but there were lots of things pushing and pulling prices in different directions in June. in June. The largest moves happened in the middle of the month. June 13th was the Monday after a worse-than-expected CPI report, and it seemed like the world caught fire. The bottom fell out of the stock market, bond yields shot up and briefly inverted, and the dollar index jumped to over 105. Spot gold closed the day $53 lower. Gold prices inched higher in the following days, …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Friday, 01 July

“We are in hot haste to set the world right and to order all affairs; the Lord hath the leisure of conscious power and unerring wisdom, and it will be well for us to learn to wait.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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ahahhahha:

Trevor Wallace is definitely one of my favorite newish comedians.  Finally something from him with a gun in it, so I can post haha.

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Asking “Should we ban the AR-15?”:

Talking to people an at Anti-Gun protest in LA:

Asking people if Gun free zones work:

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GENESEO, ILL. (07/01/22) – Beginning July 1st, customers who purchase any striker-fired pistol from the Springfield Armory line-up will qualify to receive three additional magazines and a Springfield Armory dual pistol bag with the Crossed Cannon™ logo. 

This new Gear Up is designed to offer shooters yet another value-added benefit to the company’s popular line of striker-fired pistols, from the original XD through the newest XD-M Elite and Hellcat variants. Customers who purchase any striker-fired pistol product during the promotion qualify.

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Earth and sky

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 01:51, Friday, 01 July

I was in Idaho yesterday. Among other things I was getting the Boomershoot weather station and webcam back online. A bunch of weeds had grown up high enough that the solar panels were severely shaded and the batteries had discharged to the point that everything shutdown.

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Despite the “bird repellent” wires, birds had used the rain gauge as a toilet:

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Everything is now fixed.

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23:55

I’ve attracted a troll

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 22:47, Thursday, 30 June

Considering how seldom I’ve been posting lately, I’m kind of honored. Unfortunately, not a very good troll, but beggars can’t be choosers.

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 ...while I do miss the job (it was truly an adventure of a career), I do not miss certain aspects of it like some arsehats with whom I worked (mostly supervisors). Don't get me wrong - some of the supervisors were great especially the Primary Firearms Instructors (Range Masters) and my friend DP. I readily admit that I also miss many of my fellow agents.
 
Other than my coworkers, the things I miss most besides travel to temporary assignments were my collateral duties as a firearms instructor for handgun, rifle & shotgun and then what came a bit later on - certification & collateral duties as an MP5 instructor. If I ever loved a gun (besides my 870) I loved the HK MP5 that was issued to me. While I still have my Remington 870 12 gauge (in fact I have two), I of course had to give up that MP5. 
 
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Five Cellists, One Cello Do Ravel’s Bolero

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 19:16, Thursday, 30 June

HT: Karen L. Myers.

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DIY Schlieren Imaging of Bullets In Slow Motion

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 20:00, Thursday, 30 June

If you have been reading some of my articles this past year, you must have noticed I have been using a Chronos 1.4 slow-motion camera. I have been looking up different ways to use my slow-motion camera in the context of studying firearms. I have helped to film weapon malfunctions that happen too fast for […]

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POTD: Dutch Marines in Caribbean Urban Warrior

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Thursday, 30 June

POTD: Dutch Marines in Caribbean Urban WarriorPhoto Of The Day: Credit for the first-ever color photograph taken goes to the mathematical physicist James Clerk Maxwell. At a lecture in 1861, he unveiled what is to be considered as the first durable color photograph. Fast forward over 150 years, and we expect nothing but high-quality color photographs like the ones we’re looking […]

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying In Tough SituationsOne of the most enjoyable parts of my job is constantly talking with like-minded individuals about carrying concealed. You wouldn’t believe some of the crazy things that get brought up when it comes to carrying a firearm in public. Whether it’s figuring out the perfect gun and holster combination for a situation or just talking […]

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17:55

In an article about the meteor impact theory of the Younger Dryas cooling:

"Skepticism increased when it was reported that one of the lead authors of the original paper had practiced geophysics without a license."
From The Mask: "I've got a license for that."

Winning

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:03, Thursday, 30 June

Candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump stayed red-hot Tuesday night in Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Utah, taking home sweeping wins in all states. The perfect night for Trump-backed Republicans puts the 45th President’s endorsement record at 144-10. [More]

The people trying to destroy him and them by hearsay and innuendo know that.

[Via bondmen]

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Survey SAYS…

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:57, Thursday, 30 June

Poll: Gun Control Not Top Tier Issue for Registered Voters [More]

They didn’t ask me…

[Via bondmen]

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Still Crazy After All These Years

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:54, Thursday, 30 June

Jane Fonda Suggests America ‘Redefine Vaginas as AK-47s’ in Response to Roe v. Wade Overturn [More]

I understand hers is of a higher caliber and capacity…

[Via bondmen]

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Swarms of Officers

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:48, Thursday, 30 June

Inverted totalitarianism does not have an authoritarian leader, but instead is run by a non-transparent group of bureaucrats. This unelected, invisible ruling class runs the country from within. [More]

Read a book like that once…

Didn’t care for it much

[Via bondmen]

 

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On a Roll

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:25, Thursday, 30 June

Erin officer shooting suspect also accused in New Orleans murder; Search continues [More]

Think it’s his first time in the system…?

So it’s not his first rodeo?

[Via bondmen]

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:22, Thursday, 30 June

Angry Chicago Women Arrested After Twerking on Police Cars and Smacking Cops in the Face Following Gay Pride Parade [More]

How do they know she’s a woman? Are they biologists?

And when you think about it, Ketanji made our point for us.

[Via bondmen]

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A Person of No Interest

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:15, Thursday, 30 June

Ignored by Liz Cheney at the Jan. 6 Show Trial: Antifa Members Caught with Gun and Released on Jan.6 — Undercover Fed Operative Pictured with Gun but Never Arrested, And Dropped from Most-Wanted List [More]

Mangun CI…?

I wonder if he knows Rachel…?

[Via bondmen]

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A Climate of Restraint

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:57, Thursday, 30 June

“Congress did not grant EPA…the authority to devise emissions caps based on the generation shifting approach the Agency took in the Clean Power Plan,” the majority wrote, referring to an Obama-era power plant regulation. [More]

Agencies need Constitutionally-delegated authority and the executive branch can’t just usurp powers? Who knew?

And if anything ought to freeze Greta’s face into a permanent bitter scowl, this should do it…

[Via WiscoDave]

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If at First You Don’t Succeed…

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:32, Thursday, 30 June

Justices Send Assault Weapon, Magazine Bans Back to Lower Courts [More]

Why? So they can make them bulletproof?

Everybody who’s honest knows the damn things are unconstitutional.

So does everybody who’s dishonest.

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All There Is to Say

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:22, Thursday, 30 June

Adam Kinzinger Says Americans Must Oppose ‘Christian Taliban’ In Criticism Of Boebert [More]

Some ambitious POS self-serving liars are just so obnoxious about it they deserve nothing more than a T-800 response (NSFW).

[Via Mack H]

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I’m big on etiquette and believe it’s something not taught in the home much anymore. Etiquette almost seems to have fallen by the wayside. Whether it involves dining out, visiting someone’s home or when handling a firearm, it’s something people should practice. I’ve written about etiquette on the range, while shooting clays and even while upland hunting. Now, because of some experiences over the last few years, it’s time for me to write about gun store etiquette. 

SCOTUS Remands Remaining Second Amendment Cases

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 15:17, Thursday, 30 June

Today’s orders list is out. The Supreme Court granted certiorari for several 2A cases, vacated them, and remanded them back to the Circuit courts “further consideration in light of New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen, 597 U. S. ___ (2022).”

Excellent! This is definitely the Court putting the Circuits on notice that they darned well better treat the Second as a fundamental constitutional right not subject to “compelling government interest” means testing. And we mean it this time!

 

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14:55

New York proposes to ban even licensed carry in any business that does not post a sign allowing it, plus requiring 15 hours of live-fire training on a range, and banning carry on 'sensitive place' including parks and public transit. Word is that the legislature is meeting today to vote on this.

California proposes to require three character witnesses and to expand "sensitive areas" where guns cannot be possessed, to include "medical facilities, public transit, public parks, playgrounds, public demonstrations and any place where alcohol is sold." It's a safe bet that the three references requirement will be expanded to require personal interviews of the references, which will be given the lowest law enforcement priority so that they take months or years to complete.

Orders list here. I see Assn of NJ Rifle & Pistol v. Bruck (magazine size), Young v. Hawaii (permit to carry), Bianchi v. Frosh (AW ban), and Duncan v. Bonta (magazine size).

This is common when the Supreme Court decides a case in a way that changes the legal standards while other cases are on appeal. Grant the petition, vacate the Circuit court ruling, and remand to them to do it over according to the new standards. Then see if anyone wants to take a second petition from that. Of course, the Circuit may then remand to the trial court, and then the process starts all over.

 

 

 There is also a video here (much better I think) but I cannot get to to embed (seems to be a chronic on again/off again problem with videos from FOX News).

Yet another video below, long but well worth the watch:
 
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What Soda for Bear?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:17, Thursday, 30 June

“Thank you all for coming to Intern Orientation. In your packet, you will find your uniform. Questions?”
“Ma’am, it’s just a red shirt?!?”
“Yes…?”
“Well, there’s just one…”
“You won’t need more than that. Everyone wearing brown pants as I said in the email? Good!”

— MateoG (@MateoG) June 30, 2022

Separation

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:06, Thursday, 30 June

 The phrase "separation of church and state" has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but did not make it into the Constitution.  What the Constitution says, in the First Amendment is:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It doesn't say separation in there anywhere. 

It seems that Rep Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Rep Lauren Boebert of Colorado have been in a kerfluffle over  the issue.

What I know about Kinzinger is that he is a big player in the Jan6 hearings, which tells me that he really does not understand the Constitution. That thing is noting but a show-trial, and ignores little Constitutional concerns like due process and cross-examination.

Warning – Independence Day ahead!

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 14:18, Thursday, 30 June

Welcome to the last day of June 2022, indeed a horrible month for many reasons.(Apologies for the delay in publishing – computer gliches are always with us!)

In just two days, many lovers of liberty will celebrate American Independence Day – the 2nd of July, 246 years ago, when those Founding Fathers in Philadelphia voted to publish a statement of treason and secession from the British Empire and their King. We are close to entering what SHOULD be Anno Libertatus 247: the 247th year of liberty. Not that merely agreeing to a document, even one like the Declaration of Independence, meant instant liberty even for the people of the united Thirteen States of 1776. Much less the rest of the world then or now.

This is a very brief posting and commentary, but let us talk about just a few things.

  1. It is impossible to be truly and individually independent as long as we saddle ourselves with mandatory, human government.
  2. No matter how limited and restricted a human government is, history – especially the last 246 years both in North America and the rest of the world – shows that it becomes tyrannical and evil.
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It’s ‘Settled Science’

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:20, Thursday, 30 June

Study: Easing concealed carry laws linked to more police shootings [More]

Because nothing establishes causation like agenda-motivated correlation!

And everybody knows permitless carry gives “prohibited persons” a free pass!

Doesn’t it?

[Via Jess]

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Continuously Unanswered Insults

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:08, Thursday, 30 June

New York sues 10 gun distributors for allegedly flooding streets with ghost guns – The lawsuit seeks to ban the defendants from selling certain parts in New York. [More]

So when is NSSF going to lead the industry in telling New York to go to hell when it wants guns and servicing for its enforcers?

Bueller…?

[Via Jess]

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Asking Quislings to Do the Right Thing

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:58, Thursday, 30 June

More Than A Dozen Republican Attorneys General Demand Senators Reject ‘Anti-Gun’ Biden ATF Nominee [More]

It’s too late. If they were inclined to, they would have stopped it by now.

Look for the Vichycons to double down on betrayal.

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Speaking of Layers of Deception…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:50, Thursday, 30 June

The campaign to discredit Cassidy Hutchinson has begun [More]

Leave it to The Los Angeles Times to cover up the disconnects and act as a megaphone for the kangaroo court.

The plan, of course, is to goad the agents into appearing so they can betray the trust of their appointments and be asked questions to elicit recollections of statements that can be used to further smear.

Question: Can’t the committee compel testimony if it really wants it?

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The Rope-Selling Capitalist

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:38, Thursday, 30 June

Apple CEO Sucks Up to China in Interview With State-Owned Media [More]

He likes their kind of citizen disarmament laws, too! Except for his protection detail.

Sucking up to tyrants for special privileges denied the unwashed proletariat is kind of his thing.

Tim in a tumbrel has a kind of alliterative ring to it…

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This Oughta Placate the Angry Mob We Created!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:29, Thursday, 30 June

St. Paul’s next basic income experiment: $12,000 cash plus money for college [More]

All ultimately taken at gunpoint from the productive sector… Because everything improves under communism!

Anybody else find it curious someone decided on “666 families”?

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New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful Town!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:18, Thursday, 30 June

New York City woman pushing baby in stroller on Upper East Side shot dead [More]

Probably the Supreme Court’s fault for Bruen

At least we have a description of the suspect’s clothes…

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The Going Rate

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:13, Thursday, 30 June

States with higher rate of gun ownership do not correlate with more gun murders, data show [More]

So the grabbers have been lying to us?

Hey, has anybody ever done a study on states with higher rates of urban Democrats?

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We’re the Only Ones Friendly Firing Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:00, Thursday, 30 June

Found this old gem looking for something else…

Alpine, TX (2016)–LEOs react
to a school shooter situation; Off duty USMS guy is handed a 1911 and a shield by other responders. Dude NDs, hitting an HSI agent. pic.twitter.com/xsHnVoq0tb

— ₩₳Ɽ ₱₳₮Ⱨ (@WarPath2pt0) June 30, 2022

That reminds me of another oldie but goodie about the awesome mad skills possessed only by the professionals…

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So Much for ‘the Supreme Law of the Land’…

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:48, Thursday, 30 June

Montana has a progressive state supreme court, but a Republican legislature and governor. The result? The state supreme court is striking down laws passed by the legislature — such as gun-rights legislation. Today’s decision of the Montana Supreme Court in Board of Regents v. State, written by Justice Laurie McKinnon, ruled that the state constitution gives the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education authority over the Montana University System, and it was thus unconstitutional for the Legislature (in a bill called HB 102) to preempt the University System’s ban on carrying guns on campus… [More]

Bruen’s “sensitive places” writ large…

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So Much for Spirit and Intent

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:32, Thursday, 30 June

Tuesday, Sen. Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from Glendale, introduced legislation that he said would “update” the state’s concealed carry law to make it more restrictive, while also complying with the highest court’s latest dictate. [More]

Any doubts this will pass, and challenges and appeals will drag on for years?

UPDATE

And not to be outdone, New York decides to push things to the limit and beyond.

[Via Jess]

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Four new hunting-oriented optics have just been announced by Primary Arms as upgrades to their already existing SLx riflescope lineup. These new optics include the 3-9x40mm and 3-9x50mm, 4-12x40mm, and 4-12x50mm SLx HUNTER riflescopes. Each one of these optics has been optimized for hunting applications and helps to increase visibility on targets, and duplex-style reticles for […]

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Bear Creek Arsenal Introduces Its New 9mm Bufferless CarbineBear Creek Arsenal recently teased a new 9mm pistol caliber carbine they will soon be offering from their online store – the 9mm Bufferless Carbine. This new carbine will feature a new bufferless design with the ability to be fired and operated from the folded position and will make use of 9mm factory Glock magazines. […]

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11:55

If the Left got the “bodily autonomy” they claim to want, there wouldn’t be much of their State remaining.

So, you really want bodily autonomy do you, including autonomy in time, resources, property, wealth, speech and health, do you?

Naw, thought not.

Alice Smith @TheAliceSmith
Tweeted on June 26, 2022
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

MacTrumpgyver

by Glenn B in BALLSEYE'S BOOMERS at 10:24, Thursday, 30 June

 
All the best,
GB

From Elsewhere...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 11:23, Thursday, 30 June


"Frickin' Keith Urban was on the Today Show this morning. Dude's from, like, Australia. He's about as authentically Country as Alan Rickman's character in Quigley Down Under."


[h/t to Caleb Giddings for the meme.]

Woody Williams, in his own words

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:45, Thursday, 30 June

The last of the World War II Medal of Honor recipients has reported for the final muster.  Here is a 4 year old video of his recollections of that day on Iwo.

Ave atque vale.

Play Stupid Games…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:07, Thursday, 30 June

Man gored by Yellowstone bison [More]

We haven’t heard from Tommy Lee in a while…

[Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Vindictive Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:00, Thursday, 30 June

Uvalde mother who got out of cuffs to rescue kids from shooting is now being harassed by police, lawyer says [More]

If she wants them to leave her alone, maybe she should grab an “assault weapon” and run into a school…

[Via Michael G]

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Best Hidden Safes: Is It Secret? Is It Safe?

by Megan Kriss in Recoil at 07:25, Thursday, 30 June

hidden safe scaled
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Fallkniven Reintroduces the G1z Garm Fighter Knife

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 30 June

Fallkniven G1Z Garm FighterFällkniven AB is a family-owned company from northern Sweden, located close to the arctic circle. The name means “folding knife” and the business was founded in 1984. In 1987 they started developing their own knives. Their G1 Garm Fighter knife was first released in 2001 and sold until the end of 2015. The company is now […]

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Tisas D10 1911 in 10mm AutoTisas USA has just introduced their new D10 1911 pistol, which, as the name suggests, is chambered in 10mm Auto. Tisas’ D10 brings their 1911 line up to 13 different models, with the D10 as their only two-toned finish and fully adjustable rear sight model. The Tisas D10 1911 pistol has Series 70 internals according […]

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TFB B-Side Podcast: A New Machine Gun Shoot Coming Soon?Machine guns make just about every red-blooded American happy. However, access and opportunities to this type of equipment are something that is often difficult to attain for most of us. Local gun ranges often have full-auto rentals for the occasional blast of fun but events like the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot allowed people to […]

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Reining In Bureaucrats

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 11:00, Thursday, 30 June

Yesterday, I wrote about West Virgina v. EPA, a case challenging the ability of EPA bureaucrats to write “law.” If the states won, the precedent would be great news for those challenging the ATF’s propensity for pretending to be Congress.

We won. In a 6-3 opinion, Roberts wrote:

Congress did not grant EPA in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act the authority to devise emissions caps based on the generation shifting approach the Agency took in the Clean Power Plan.
[…]
This is a major questions case. EPA claimed to discover an unheralded power representing a transformative expansion of its regulatory authority in the vague language of a long-extant, but rarely used, statute designed as a gap filler.
[…]
Given that precedent counsels skepticism toward EPA’s claim that Section 111 empowers it to devise carbon emissions caps based on a generation shifting approach, the Government must point to “clear congressional authorization” to regulate in that manner.
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The Mechanics of the Safety

by Tam in View From The Porch at 17:32, Thursday, 30 June

At the FN launch event where they showcased the High Power earlier this year, FN America's head of LE training was helping run the line. He caught sight of me repeatedly fiddling with the safety as I raised and lowered the pistol to my sight line and assumed he had to help a striker-fired shooter out. I had to explain to him that, no, I carried 1911s for years and was just getting a feel for the safety on the new High Power; I'm pretty religious about "On the sights, off safe. Off the sights, on safe."


Of course, that little mnemonic is simplistic, and safety use on a single-action defensive pistol is a little more complex than that.

Erick Gelhaus, who definitely knows what time it is when it comes to SAOs, has an excellent breakdown of sound safety usage in an article at American Cop that you should read.

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The humidity is back today.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:01, Thursday, 30 June

Getting to the indoor range with mags already loaded and ready to go as soon as it's open is going to be first thing on my agenda today.


I usually just use my sunglasses for eye protection in the range (Wiley X Peak shades) which can be difficult at times. It's a brightly lit range but yesterday I had plain black irons against a plain black target with no contrasting aiming point, and once the dark tinted sunglasses started fogging up good, there was a lot of guesswork involved.

Refreshing non-censorship

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 07:44, Thursday, 30 June

 Many of the big streaming services are selectively not offering episodes of shows or are editing shows that don't meet the ever-changing cancel mob's wants.   On over-the-air television, there was a great big warning on the Laff network when they showed Sixteen Candles (other over the air channels did not follow suit when the same movie aired on their stations).

In a surprising move, the CEO of Paramount said that they would not be decimating their catalog to appease the woke mob and pretty much said that if a person doesn't like something, they don't have to watch it but removing the option for anyone to watch something is wrong.

Hopefully they will start a trend.

04:55

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 29, 2022 This one’s interesting. The Russian/Ukrainian war is apparently leading to some interesting small arms innovation in the form of plastic machine gun belt links, or “Plastic Machine Gun Tape” made by a company called RAROG, who’s slogan/tagline is, appropriately (and accurately) enough “Tactical Gear …

Preparedness Notes for Thursday — June 30, 2022

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:04, Thursday, 30 June

June 30th is the anniversary of the tragic death of 19 hotshots in the Yarnell Hill Fire, in 2013. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 101 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate from onPoint …

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Review: GripOX Gloves and WoodOX Sling, by Thomas Christianson

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:03, Thursday, 30 June

GripOX gloves are sturdy, comfortable gloves that are well designed for use in processing firewood. The WoodOX sling is an ingenious, ergonomically designed sling for carrying firewood. The Backstory I am pretty hard on gloves, usually wearing out several pair each year. My wife, “Kari” suggested that if I was going to review anything, I should review some gloves since I would be able to give them a true test of their durability. With that in mind, I contacted LogOX to see if I could test a pair of their GripOX gloves. I had previously reviewed the LogOX Forester Package …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:02, Thursday, 30 June

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, a special look at the ongoing outmigration from America’s urban centers. Urban Exodus Shows No Signs of Slowing Down The Washington Examiner reports: Urban exodus that began during pandemic shows no signs of …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 03:01, Thursday, 30 June

“Communism is a monopolistic system, economically and politically. The system suppresses individual initiative, and the 21st century is all about individualism and freedom. The development of technology supported these directions.” – Lech Walesa

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HK Slap Music Video

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 03:08, Thursday, 30 June

Holy, Print Shoot Repeat GOES IN 🔥 on this one:

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Therapeutic walk through of the thought process / restoration process:

I added all 5 videos to the embedded youtube playlist.

An unreal amount of effort to restore a sub $1000 rifle, but definitely a good way to kill some time as a hobby.

He mentions it at the start of the first video; that some of the metals used in the gun including the receivers were definitely weakened due to the temperatures they were exposed to.  Because of that I’m not so sure this exercise is good for anything other than doing it just to do it when there are ...

Ruger’s handguns have been at the top of buyers’ lists for concealed-carry firearms for decades, based to a great degree on Ruger’s reputation for firearms quality, and their latest addition to the market of micro-sized 9mms is no exception. Ruger sent me the Max-9, model 3501, to review. For several reasons, I titled it the “micro marvel.”

01:55

This is very telling:

Anne: Do you have numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?

Hochul: I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to have a data point to say this. I know that I have a responsibility for this state to have sensible gun safety laws. pic.twitter.com/NiCp7POO88

— Anne McCloy (@AnneMcCloyNews) June 29, 2022

She probably feels this way because she doesn’t trust numbers to give her the correct answer.

Wednesday, 29 June

22:55

TacFlow Academy Large Caliber Rifle Instructors CourseSanta Clara, CA played host to the TacFlow Academy’s Large Caliber Rifle Instructors Course.  This strictly LE/MIL instructors course is where sniper teams from around the country come to learn even more about their .338 Lapua Magnum and .50 BMG rifles.  This is no retreat and the course involves running, studying, and shooting during all […]

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 I truly believe that the reason zombie movies & shows are so popular is because the dystopian chaos portrayed in them what we - as an overall society - wish would come to be. In fact, I think, we (the in general we) wish it would be as easy and as morally proper to dispose of our enemies as zombies are killed off in those shows  or just like the zombies kill off surviving humans. Yes, I see it as there are two sides to those who want it to be like a zombie apocalypse, those who want to destroy zombies and those who want to be zombies and destroy humanity. 
 
My guess is that many folks now believe that anyone with a view opposing their own amounts to little more than, if anything at all more than, a zombie or a human striving to survive. The scary thing is that many of the people within our society (and I mean this on a worldwide level to one degree or another depending on where you are) seemingly are becoming somewhat zombie like in as much as the...

Annual Physical

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 18:27, Wednesday, 29 June

I guess I will be annoying the gun banners a bit longer.  The treadmill and weight reduction  has improved my cholesterol and A1C.  Where my GP used to worry that I might advance into diabetes he is no longer concerned. 

The Cost of Doing Something

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 08:00, Wednesday, 29 June

[Ed: Dr. Wheeler originally published this on American Greatness June 11.] The failures of the same old gun control laws should warn us away from the easy route of penalizing virtually all American gun owners who will never commit a crime with their guns. “Do something!” begged the crowd gathered before Joe Biden last week […]

POTD: L3Harris ENVG-B Thermal Night Optics

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 19:30, Wednesday, 29 June

L3Harris ENVG-B Thermal Night OpticsAs part of TFB’s Photo Of The Day, we have today some 2BCT Thermal Night Optics on show. Here we have a Soldier from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, engaged in a night live-fire using the L3Harris ENVG-B at Range 22. The ENVG-B provides unique optic capabilities bridging thermal vision with night […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Get Wound Up with Spring-Driven Cylinder Revolvers from .410 to 40mm!There’s a whole class of revolvers out there that are, in their smaller caliber forms, derided for their poor build quality and questionable ergonomics, yet in their largest forms, revered as some of the most combat-proven multi-shot destructive devices available.  Add to that the dubious honor of being a named firearm on many of the […]

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Lincoln Cancelled

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 14:36, Wednesday, 29 June

First they came for Robert E. Lee, and I did not speak out-
Because I was born outside the Confederacy.

Then they came for Christopher Columbus, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not Italian.

Then they came for Teddy Roosevelt, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a hunter or an Imperialist.

Then they came for Abraham Lincoln—
and there was no one left to speak for Abe.

College Fix:

“Someone complained, and it was gone.”

That’s all Cornell University biology...

Adding Queerness at Disney

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 14:18, Wednesday, 29 June

SCOOP: I've obtained video from inside Disney's all-hands meeting about the Florida parental rights bill, in which executive producer Latoya Raveneau says her team has implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and is regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. pic.twitter.com/eJnZMpKIXT

— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022

Who Is a Real Objectivist?

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 13:16, Wednesday, 29 June

I’m very fond of Ayn Rand. However, I never had much use, even as a teenager long long ago, with the official Objectivist cult and all its seminars, lectures, personalities, feuds and excommunications. I did not think all that much of Nathaniel Brandon, and I always thought Peikoff was a sycophant.

Someone forwarded this video yesterday, which I thought quite amusing. Despite the fact that I had never heard of Yaron Brock, and I don’t actually know precisely where he sits in the Official Cult hierarchy, at Peikoff’s right hand? somewhere below the salt? I’ll have to look him up sometime on-line.

Miracles

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:43, Wednesday, 29 June

 Belle and I went to a funeral this morning.  An old friend, Mike, who worked with Belle for many years and was a good friend.  He died Saturday and we buried him this morning.

After the funeral, as we were coming through town, we stopped at a barbeque joint.  Got a brisket sandwich and some potato salad.  I wore a white shirt to the funeral.

After lunch, Belle noticed that the white shirt was still white. No barbeque sauce or meat stains.  It's a small miracle, but one we'll take.

The Sins of the Father

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:09, Wednesday, 29 June

Aceves’ father was brought in for questioning and told investigators that Aceves had mental illness in the past and had been placed in a mental health facility twice at the age of 16. The father said that Aceves was prescribed medication but that he stopped taking it after a couple of years. Aceves’ father told police that his son had purchased an assault rifle and that family members are scared knowing he has a weapon based on his past behavior. [More]

So who declared him safe enough to let out and why wasn’t refusing his meds grounds to put him back in?

Aceves’ father sounds like a great example of responsibility.

The post The Sins of the Father first appeared on The War on Guns.

A Sensitive Subject

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:58, Wednesday, 29 June

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s concurring opinion noted “sensitive places“ like schools and government buildings could have gun bans. [More]

Jeez, and AOC and Charlie think he lied to them

[Via Mack H]

The post A Sensitive Subject first appeared on The War on Guns.

Ukraine’s Plastic Machine Gun Belts

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 14:00, Wednesday, 29 June

Ukraine's Plastic Machine Gun BeltsA Ukrainian company, the Kharkiv Plant of Individual Means of Protection (HZISZ), which operates under a number of trade names including RAROG, have developed disintegrating plastic machine gun links for various Soviet/Russian-pattern 7.62x54mmR chambered belt-fed machine guns. The ‘KS-122 Machine Gun Tape’ can be used in PK, PKM, and PKT pattern guns as well as the […]

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CZ Offers Match-Grade Chamber in 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTRCZ have announced a new edition of their new 457 line of precision rimfire rifles, the 457 Varmint Precision Trainer MTR that comes with the 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR. The new .22LR rifle has a Luth-AR adjustable stock with orange accents and a cold hammer forged, factory-lapped barrel with a match chamber and 1/2×28 threads for mounting a […]

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Another Supreme Court Case To Watch

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 14:00, Wednesday, 29 June

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

I only just became aware of this case before the Supreme Court. It isn’t directly related to Second Amendment issues, but if SCOTUS rules for West Virginia et al, the precedent could be useful.

Several groups—including state and local governments and environmental advocacy groups—objected to the issuance of the ACE Rule and its repeal of the Clean Power Plan. . Defending its rule, the EPA argued that getting rid of the Clean Power Plant, in favor of the ACE Rule, was statutorily required by the “clear and unambiguous” language of Section 7411 of the Clean Air Act. . However, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) disagreed with the EPA, giving its interpretation of Section 7411 no deference and holding that the EPA’s interpretation was not required by Congress. . As a result, the D.C. Circuit conc...

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Don't listen to "Studies" of gun crime

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:07, Wednesday, 29 June

AWA over at Gunfreezone posts about a new study showing that increased Concealed Weapon permitting leads to increased gun crime:

Concealed-carry laws boost gun crime by a third, study finds

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6 6/28/22 KSAT:

"SAN ANTONIO – Police arrested a man who told a coworker at an Amazon delivery facility that he planned to commit a mass shooting....

"The witness said he’s told her in the past that he was “tired of living” and that he owns a handgun and a rifle that he purchased recently.

"Aceves’ father was brought in for questioning and told investigators that Aceves had mental illness in the past and had been placed in a mental health facility twice at the age of 16.

"The father said that Aceves was prescribed medication but that he stopped taking it after a couple of years....

"Aceves’ father told police that his son had purchased an assault rifle and that family members are scared knowing he has a weapon based on his past behavior.

Federal background checks in Texas...

A ‘Commonsense Gun Safety Law’

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:31, Wednesday, 29 June

Nigerian Governor Orders Mass Issuance Of Gun Permits To Counter Murderous Hordes [More]

It’d be a kick if he read AmmoLand

[Via bondmen]

The post A ‘Commonsense Gun Safety Law’ first appeared on The War on Guns.

Your Agreement is Mandatory

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:27, Wednesday, 29 June

Disagreement has become an extremely sensitive issue lately; it was once thought that debate was an essential component to a strong and healthy democracy, however, we are now told that it is extremely dangerous, in fact, it may soon be categorised as a form of domestic terrorism. [More]

So we can no longer “agree to disagree”?

We can no longer just tolerate, we must now endorse?

[Via bondmen]

The post Your Agreement is Mandatory first appeared on The War on Guns.

History Repeats Itself

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:19, Wednesday, 29 June

McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War [Watch]

And

Army is accepting more low-quality recruits, giving waivers for marijuana to hit targets [More]

And, of course, God forbid we allow anything resembling that which the Founders deemed “necessary for the security of a free State.”

Anybody else getting an enemies-foreign-and-domestic-are-in-charge vibe?

[Via WiscoDave]

The post History Repeats Itself first appeared on The War on Guns.

Tantrum by the Terrible Twos

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:00, Wednesday, 29 June

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for supreme court justices to be impeached – The congresswoman says Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch lied under oath to Congress about their views on Roe [More]

And:

Charlie Crist calls for impeaching Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh [More]

If anybody should be booted out, it’s these two oath-breaking totalitarian wannabes. Besides, I thought the protocol was they stuck to general terms and didn’t ask specific tough commitment questions in the job interview…?

“In recent decades a recurring Senate issue has been what kinds of questions are appro...

Giving Me the Bird?

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:41, Wednesday, 29 June

Message from a Twitter friend:

I haven’t been seeing your tweets lately, even though I have notification turned on

I tested my usename on some shadowban sites and they show it’s OK, but I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask if anyone else is noticing. Not that I ever get enough regular feedback to know…

The post Giving Me the Bird? first appeared on The War on Guns.

I Confess This One Troubles Me

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:19, Wednesday, 29 June

Ninth Circuit Panel Sends California “Assault Weapons” Ban Challenge Back to District Court, so the District Court can reconsider it in light of the Supreme Court’s new Bruen precedent. [More]

I don’t see where “self-defense” alone will cut it without a strong core purpose argument.

I do see this:

The firearms that the law in question prohibits are, in virtually every state of the Union, exactly the sorts of lawful weapons in common use that law abiding people possess at home for lawful purposes; and exactly what they would bring to service in militia ...

AzCDL: Arizona Legislature Adjourns

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:17, Wednesday, 29 June

This weekend, the 55th Arizona legislature, second regular session adjourned “sine die.” The terms is Latin for “without a day,” and means that no further work is scheduled for the body this year. Any bills that were still in progress when the legislature adjourned are now dead. AzCDL bills that suffered this fate are … [More]

For those of you who live there or are considering moving…

The post AzCDL: Arizona Legislature Adjourns first appeared on The War on Guns.

Friendly Fire

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:02, Wednesday, 29 June

Portland Antifa ‘mistakenly’ attack pro-abortion pregnancy center during night of rage – Rioters smashed the clinic’s windows and spray-painted slogans on the property, costing the nonprofit at least $10,000 in damage. [More]

Great intel capability, morons. Shock and awe, dirtbags, shock and awe.

What I want to know is how does an “idea” attack anything?

[Via Michael G]

The post Friendly Fire first appeared on The War on Guns.

The ‘Progressive’ View

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:07, Wednesday, 29 June

LA Times Op-Ed: I Don’t Know About All These Blacks Owning Guns [More]

But…but…but Joy said we would be the ones to freak out…

[Via Dan Gifford]

The post The ‘Progressive’ View first appeared on The War on Guns.

Fight Called Off

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:54, Wednesday, 29 June

Scappoose Backs Down [More]

I didn’t figure they had much stomach for conflict the way they make it so hard to find out who they are.  You’d think you wouldn’t have to scroll down for the slideshow.

The post Fight Called Off first appeared on The War on Guns.

We’re the Only Ones Slamming Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:48, Wednesday, 29 June

Georgia: Over 100 Sheriffs Slam Stacey Abrams on ‘Defund the Police,’ ‘Soft on Crime Policies’ [More]

That oughta galvanize her supporters.

[Via bondmen]

The post We’re the Only Ones Slamming Enough first appeared on The War on Guns.

The Real Crime

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:41, Wednesday, 29 June

A man who shot and killed a passenger on a San Francisco subway commuter train will be charged with gun crimes but not homicide in what was “clearly” a case of self-defense after he was attacked with a knife, his attorney said Monday. [More]

When having the means of self-defense is illegal, the law is criminal. I think that’s why they’re reducing the charges to misdemeanors because they know that under Bruen standards, felony charges would result in a high-profile challenge and community anger over racist standards.

[Via bondmen]

The post The Real Crime first appeared on The War on Guns.

Conservative Fictions

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:38, Wednesday, 29 June

Just Vote out the RINOs, Get a Gun, and All Will Be Well [More]

To paraphrase Rhett Butler, this needs to be said, and often, and by someone who knows how — like this guy.

And then it needs to be understood and applied by each of us.

[Via Mack H]

The post Conservative Fictions first appeared on The War on Guns.

We’re from the Government and We’re Here to Rob

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:35, Wednesday, 29 June

Revenue collector in rural Missouri charged with stealing, forgery [More]

The syndicate frowns on freelancing.

[Via bondmen]

The post We’re from the Government and We’re Here to Rob first appeared on The War on Guns.

Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying What, Exactly?

by admin in The War on Guns at 09:30, Wednesday, 29 June

The account was particularly powerful because of her proximity to power, with Hutchinson describing what she witnessed first-hand and was told by others in the White House. [More]

“And was told by others”? So all these headlines painting Donald Trump as a delusional, vengeful, and violent lunatic are over inadmissible hearsay?

So headlines that would be just as valid as the above would accuse the Democrats (and Swamp Republicans) and their media megaphones of upcoming election interference by poisoning public sentiment against no...

Poll Shows 2A Advocates Must Educate Public on Guns

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 12:19, Wednesday, 29 June

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Bul Axe Cleaver Review on TFBTV

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 29 June

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gets his hands on the BUL Armory Axe Cleaver, a higher-end Glock clone pistol. There are a number of clones on the market including higher-end guns like the ZEV OZ-9 and the Shadow Systems pistols, and budget options like clones from Palmetto State Armory (the PSA Dagger) and […]

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The current trend in every day carry (EDC) pistols is definitely leaning towards the ‘smaller is better’ philosophy. Every major manufacturer has spent the last five years designing small, thin, and lightweight pistols that have all of the features of their full-size counterparts. Wilson Combat is continuing this industry march towards a small footprint with […]

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09:55

Politicians should be limited to two terms: 1 in office and 1 in prison.

Kevin Sorbo @ksorbs
Tweeted on June 20, 2022
[This merits serious consideration. In a few rare cases, after completing their term in office, the death penalty is probably too harsh.—Joe]

Automotif CCCXV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:35, Wednesday, 29 June


A 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible in Cotillion White with an Antique Medium Red leather interior.

Eighteen and a half feet long, this two and a half ton agglomeration of Detroit steel and sex appeal was propelled along the pavement by five hundred cubic inches of displacement divided between eight cylinders, a power plant better measured in gallons than liters.

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Weather, but...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:48, Wednesday, 29 June

Yesterday's weather was glorious again. The high temperature barely touched 80°F and the dewpoint was in the fifties all day.


Outdoor range trip again yesterday morning, this time to do chrono work with the High Power for the Shooting Illustrated review. 

The downside to all this is that we're not looking at any rain in the immediate forecast, which means this is likely going to close out as the eighth driest June on record here in Indianapolis. (The driest ever was 2012, which saw less than an inch of rain.)

Hand-carrying water to the tomato plants is a regular morning chore now.

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WriterDojo S2 Ep26: Historical Fantasy

by Jack Wylder in Monster Hunter Nation at 08:56, Wednesday, 29 June

We haven’t done a Genre focused episode in a bit, so this week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia will discuss Historical Fantasy with our friend Author/Editor D.J. (Dave) Butler.

If you would like to join the ranks of our Supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo

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 Apparently the Jan 6 We Hate Trump Committee's big news was total hearsay and falsehoods by a disgruntled Millennial who formerly worked for Mark Meadows.  

She, under oath, indicated that she was told by a Secret Service agent that Trump tried to grab the wheel of the limo he was in to go to the Capital building and that he assaulted one of his Secret Service detail.  Apparently she also claims to have written a note that was actually penned by someone else.

Let's just say that her 'testimony' was about as credible as Jussie Smollett's tale.

And it was apparently egregious enough that both the Secret Service and a Former White House lawyer are calling bullshit.

But I'm sure that acting as a shill for the Dems will get her a 'get out of jail free' card after lying under oath.

Texas – goodbye?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 08:00, Wednesday, 29 June

It looks like ALL sides are ticked with Texas. Time for a reminder, courtesy of TxDOT (Department of Transportation): Drive Friendly, and Don’t Mess With Texas. Especially if you are living in Texas.

What’s it all about? While it is mostly the Texas GOP that is causing the furor, there are many other political (and non-political) groups that support at least SOME of what the TxGOP is pushing in 2022.

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Q&A 61: Talking Guns with Polenar Tactical

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 09:27, Wednesday, 29 June

Get 10% off anything in Polenar’s web store with code “NOTEASTERNEUROPE”
https://polenartactical.com/shop/

00:00:32 – What is the “elevator pitch” for Polenar Tactical?

00:02:26 – How did you get your channel name?

00:04:49 – What are the Slovenian gun laws like?

00:07:11 – How do EU rules impact an individual country’s laws?

00:11:37 – What do you think will be the most prevalent rifle and cartridge to spring up for civil defense in Eastern Europe?

00:16:43 – What rifle to replace the SIG 550 for Swiss service?

00:19:11 – With the US Army moving toward the 277 Fury, what will NATO countries do?

00:29:19 – Optics and other accessories price and availability in eastern Europe?

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Valiant Dynamics EvolvR Combat Stock

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 09:00, Wednesday, 29 June

Valiant Dynamics EvolvR Combat Stock (1)Valiant Dynamics, a Michigan-based gun company, has designed a rather unique AR-15 stock dubbed EvolvR Combat Stock. This stock was designed to make shouldering a rifle while wearing an armor plate carrier more comfortable, stable and secure. This is achieved by the design of the octagonal buttpad which can be rotated around its axis and has an extension […]

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For Life, Sometimes; For US

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 09:41, Wednesday, 29 June

But not for thee, says the Vatican. The Vatican News ran a column on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, but they couldn’t leave it at that.

For life, always
Being for life, always, also means defending it against the threat of firearms, which unfortunately have become a leading cause of death of children and adolescents in the US.

We can hope, therefore, that the debate on the US Supreme Court ruling will not be reduced to an ideological confrontation, but will prompt all of us—on both sides of the ocean—to reflect on what it means to welcome life, to defend it, and to promote it with appropriate legislation.

And the Vatican will show us the way by taking away the Swiss Guard‘s halberds and SG-550 full-auto assault rifles, and equipping them with powder puffs and super-soakers?

You know what didn’t happen yesterday? 100+ million American gun owners with some 40...

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Herbal Medics Class AAR

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 06:06, Wednesday, 29 June

As many of you know, I’m a plant geek.  My undergraduate degree is in Natural Resources and I worked as a park naturalist before I began my police career.  I can name probably 95% of the plants and trees that grow in my native state of Ohio. I moved to Texas a last December and found that I could only identify about 10% of the plants I see down here. I’ve embarked on a daily self study program, but the knowledge is coming slowly.

 

I saw the Herbal Medics Academy has a class titled “Texas Botany for Herbal Medicine” and immediately signed up.  I originally met the owner of the Herbal Medics Academy school when we were both teaching at Lone Star medics “Field and Tactical Medicine” conference a few years back.  I enjoyed his herbal first aid  classes at the conference and signed up for his mailing list.  The school is near San Antonio, only about a 90 minute drive from my new Texas home.  I booked the class and a hotel for a couple nights and eagerly drove south to learn some new stuff.

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First Look: CZ 457 Match-Grade Varmint Precision Chassis MTR

by David Lane in Recoil at 10:28, Wednesday, 29 June

CZ 457 VPC MTR Match Grade
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