Tuesday, 27 February

15:55

None Dare Call It Treason

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:32, Tuesday, 27 February

Good thing this has nothing to do with that “single issue.” And I have that on good authority. [Via WiscoDave]

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We’re the Only Ones Self-Serving Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:22, Tuesday, 27 February

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Makes Operational Changes to Better Serve Pittsburgh [More] Right, take another paid day off and cut back on 911 calls. I’d say they’ve got the lingo down. [Via bondmen]

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Racist Communist Conspiracy on Tonight’s Agenda

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:15, Tuesday, 27 February

The St. Louis City Reparations Commission will hear from Mayor Tishaura Jones at their meeting Monday night. [More] As long as useful idiots like this are viewed as leaders, the followers don’t stand a chance. [Via bondmen]

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Speaking of Principalities and Powers…

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:06, Tuesday, 27 February

“His new book, “Blood Money Why the Powerful Turned a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans” is stunning. It’s stunning in the breadth to which communist China owns our government. It’s stunning in the extent to which it affects our society. [More] Is it really so stunning? [Via bondmen]

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Revealing Truth Forbidden Under Punishment of Law

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:54, Tuesday, 27 February

Judge Overseeing Case to Release Covenant Killer Manifesto Warns of Contempt If Parties ‘Usurp’ Sealed Materials [More] What filthy politics must be in play for this to even be an issue on as story of such public importance that’s being exploited to ratchet down on our rights? If I had the information, I’d defy this … Continue reading "Revealing Truth Forbidden Under Punishment of Law"

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Who Will Judge the Judge?

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:21, Tuesday, 27 February

This puts journalists in an interesting position. If I reach out to the neighbor for her side of the story, a judge can jail Jeremy. In essence, a judge in Florida is restricting the right of the press to get to the heart of a story through threats of removing the liberty of the subject … Continue reading "Who Will Judge the Judge?"

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It’s a Big Club and You Can’t Have It

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:10, Tuesday, 27 February

Attorney General Bonta Appeals District Court Decision Overturning a 100-Year-Old Law and Allowing “Billy Clubs” [More] It’s not his money and there’s always plenty more. Democrats don’t even want you to have a stick. [Via Antigone]

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We’re the Psuedo-Only Ones Officious Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:04, Tuesday, 27 February

What I think really happened is that his volunteers decided they were there to boss people around, and started harassing others for breaking what everyone knows are stupid regulations. [More] Why is my first thought of Jay Santos and the Citizens Auxiliary Police? [Via Michael G]

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Two Can Play That Game

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:55, Tuesday, 27 February

House Republican Pushes Harris To Invoke 25th Amendment On Biden [More] Of course, there’s not a chance in hell… And the real action is coming from the other side. The man I personally observed a few weeks ago was classic Trump, and on top of his game. You tyry talking as long as he does … Continue reading "Two Can Play That Game"

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Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:36, Tuesday, 27 February

Hundreds of thousands just took to the streets to protest against the socialist regime in Brazil and if not for X, you wouldn’t know about it [More] I hate to say I told you so. [Via Michael G]

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California to Outlaw Chairs?

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:31, Tuesday, 27 February

California argues that, under the Gun Control Act, a receiver or frame can be considered a firearm because such pieces are “designed to or may readily be converted” into functional weapons. [More] Shoot, I can instantly convert all kinds of things into a functional weapon. The state calls ghost guns the “weapon of choice” for … Continue reading "California to Outlaw Chairs?"

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Do as We Say

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:05, Tuesday, 27 February

Damon Arnette, 2020 first-round draft pick, arrested on gun, meth charges last month [More] Don’t you just love it when NFL enablers lecture us on guns?

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Gotta Serve Somebody

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:00, Tuesday, 27 February

The two letters show opposite assumptions about reality and the role of governments. The NY letter assumes guns are bad, and ordinary citizens should not have guns, because ordinary citizens do bad things with guns. The letter from the 28 states assumes government is subordinate to the people, government must defend the nation, and an … Continue reading "Gotta Serve Somebody"

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Democrats, Media Gaslighting to Demoralize Republicans

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:40, Tuesday, 27 February

Well, the South Carolina votes are in. And Trump garnered 60 percent of the vote in the Palmetto State on Saturday, which is to say he lost nearly 40 percent of Republican primary voters in a deep red state. (It’s worth noting that South Carolina has an open primary, meaning Democrats and independents can vote … Continue reading "Democrats, Media Gaslighting to Demoralize Republicans"

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Let’s Try This One More Time

by admin in The War on Guns at 10:00, Tuesday, 27 February

For whatever reason, no doubt entirely my fault, when I posted here yesterday morning to promote my AmmoLand piece on recent court shenanigans with butterfly knives, it didn’t have a link. Here’s a link.

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Uvalde Cops CAN Act Quickly

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 15:09, Tuesday, 27 February

You just have to find the right motivator.

You may recall the 2022 school shooting at Robb Elementary, in Uvalde, Texas. If not, here’s a synopsis.

  • Police observed a scumbag actively shooting at people near the school.
  • Rather than do something about it, the officer radioed in for permission to act.
  • By that time, the shooter made it into the school.
  • Police — hundreds — responded to the scene, but did not engage the killer.
  • The killer spent a great deal of time in a classroom shooting 40 people; students and teachers.
  • One officer attempted to enter the classroom. Other officers forcibly stopped him.
  • After 77 minutes, the police finally went in.

The end result was 19 dead children and two dead adult victims.

It’s been nearly a year since I’d heard anything more about this. I assumed it had simply fallen out of the mainstream “news” cycle while they concentrated on “get Orange Man Bad.”

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12:55

On Google's untrustworthiness

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:56, Tuesday, 27 February

Lots of folks are posting about the Google AI fiasco, and how it shows that you can't trust Google's search results. 

Um, we've known this for over a decade.  Their political ideology has been on display, right out in the open for a very long time.

Best Hearing Protection For Shooters [2024]

by David Lane in Recoil at 12:03, Tuesday, 27 February

Active, passive, in-ear, and over-ear, we've tes...

Amend2 AICS Magazines Shipping To Retailers

by Daniel Y in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Tuesday, 27 February

Amend2 AICS Magazines Shipping To RetailersThe new Amend2 AICS magazines are now shipping to retailers. These magazines are compatible with short action calibers. Let’s take a look at the features. Magazines @ TFB: New Metal-reinforced Omega Magazine From ETS Group Wolff Gunsprings Now Selling Galil Magazine Springs Edelweiss Arms Imports 10-round K31 Magazines [SHOT 2024] Magpul TMAG Translucent AR-15 MAG, […]

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NEW Top-Tier Duty Pistol: The Walther PDP Pro

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 09:00, Tuesday, 27 February

James Reeves interviews Bernhard Knöbel, CEO of Walther, about the new Walther PDP Pro. Designed to be the top-level duty pistol, the PDP Pro takes the excellent ergonomics of the PDP and adds a super-low native cut for the Aimpoint ACRO, a flared magazine well, an outstanding trigger, and more. Watch as Walther’s Chief Executive […]

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09:55

Quote of the Day

Anheuser-Busch seems to have learned nothing. It looks as if wokeism is an exceedingly difficult drug to kick. But Anheuser-Busch is also Exhibit A of why it’s so dangerous to get hooked.

Robert Spencer
June 22, 2023
This Must Be a Joke, Right? Anheuser-Busch Just Won the Most Undeserved Award Ever

This is old, but it still brings a smile to my face.

Shotgun Rocks

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:46, Tuesday, 27 February

I thought this photo was interesting.


Rifled Foster-type slugs from a semiauto 12ga with some sort of inexpensive folding backup irons, either Magpuls or a knockoff, mounted atop it. Notice the smoke from the muzzle brake and the not-yet-ejected spent shell still traveling rearward visible in the ejection port.

Between the brake, the gas operation, and the inline nature of the stock, the recoil is driving the gun straight to the rear with virtually zero muzzle climb. However, the inertia is also causing the rear folding BUIS to flop rearwards.

This is the next edition in my repository post on what I am calling The Master Narrative of Democracy Destroying Right-Wing Gun Culture, the dominant paradigm in the interdisciplinary academic field of gun studies (and as a key organizing idea in the wider culture).

This narrative complements The Standard Model of Explaining the Irrationality of Defensive Gun Ownership. Maybe someday I will be able to merge these two components of the dominant approach to understanding guns in the United States into one Grand Theory.

First, read a bit about scientific paradigms generally and then get to the growing list specific works after the Thomas Kuhn book cover.

Hey, buddy, can you paradigm?

Generally, a paradigm can be understood as a school of scholarshi...

Finnish Soldier in Winter with Mosin Nagant rifle Public Domain 

A recent article in the Telegraph was republished on Yahoo. The article touted the Finnish government's decision to open 300 shooting ranges to encourage the development of shooting skills by Finnish citizens, for the purpose of national defense. From the article:

“This is because of our defence model, which benefits from people having and developing their shooting skills on their own.”

In 2023, Finland’s new Rig...

Three suspects have been identified in a robbery incident in Mountain Home leading to two individuals getting shot. Twenty-one-year-old Dylan Decker of Norfork, 20-year-old David Brace of Flippin and 18-year-old Tyler Yount are each facing felony counts of first-degree attempt to commit murder and aggravated residential burglary. Decker also faces a felony count of possession of firearms by certain persons, and he and Brace are being held in the Baxter County Detention Center. Yount is one of the two being treated for gunshot wounds.

 

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One of the people who was shot was a man and died at the scene. A woman was also shot, and she died after being taken to the hospital.

The shooting took place at a commercial construction site. Police say the site manager told them he was assaulted after he confronted the pair about why they were there with no authorization, and that he pulled out a gun and started shooting after that.

He then waited until police arrived to update them about what happened, and he is cooperating with Denver police's investigation into the shooting. As of Monday at midday, no arrests have been made in the case.


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Gulchy Update

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:54, Tuesday, 27 February

Okay, we were down for over two weeks but we’re back, though it might take me a while to get back into the habit of keeping awake to blog fodder. There are still some updates going on in the background but the blog has been tweaked back into life.

I must admit this went on longer than it really needed to. Cause of the difficulties: Old age – both mine and the software’s. And that distinct, exquisite flavor of weirdness that can only occur when providers decide to improve things that were working fine before they entered the picture. Without notice. Even after somebody got the comments visible again – and I never did learn exactly what that was all about – I couldn’t post because the editor was arbitrarily “improved” to a form that on my ‘pooter showed up as a featureless white page. Yesterday afternoon I was informed of an add-on patch that set things back the way they belong, and it was simple enough that even I could do it. And that was the last thing I needed before I could actually use the blog.

Several people offered to help but I demurred because I had access to actual paid professional help through my (un...

ACTION BEATS REACTION

by Mas in at 09:00, Tuesday, 27 February

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The Feast of Saint Gabriel Possenti

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 08:05, Tuesday, 27 February

Today, February 27, is the Feast Day of St. Gabriel Possenti.

Legend holds that Gabriel Possenti was a Catholic seminarian in Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy. In 1860 he is said to have used his skills with the pistol to drive off a band of marauding soldiers who were terrorizing the town. Possenti faced the troublemakers after grabbing revolvers from two soldiers. As they laughed at the young student, he took aim and accurately shot a lizard that was running across the road. Impressed, the soldiers left the town, escorted by the seminarian, who had become the hero of the town.

Like many Saints, there's an unclear line between the facts of the Saint's life and the tradition associated with him. However, this story about Gabriel Possenti has led to him being promoted as the Patron Saint of Handgunners. The St. Gabriel Possenti Society was created for the purpose of promoting the Saint's cause. The society promoted the study of the historical, philosophical and theological bases for the doctrine of self-defense. Sadly, the founder of the group died in 2...

06:55

 France seems to be getting its shit together regarding the invaders they've allowed into their country.

France has deported a Tunisian cleric who allegedly called the country's flag satanic.

Mahjoub Mahjoubi, 52, was flown to North Africa just 12 hours after his arrest over sermons said to go against French values.

His deportation last Thursday is seen as a demonstration of tough immigration laws brought in by president Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Mahjoubi had gone viral on social media after apparently referring to France's three-coloured flag as 'satanic'.

He was arrested and deported despite living in the country since the 1980s and raising five children there.

Unlike them he did not have French citizenship and had his residency permit cancelled.

The order for expulsion read said in part:

that in sermons he had given a 'retrograde, intolerant and violent' image of Islam that would encourage behaviour against French values, discrimination against women, 'tens...

In this installment of Gal Gab, Cerus Gear’s owner and operator Carrie Newman answers our six standard questions. Cerus Gear is the #1 provider for custom gun cleaning mats; as Carrie puts it, her company makes mats that are essentially “mouse pads on steroids.” Cerus Gear provides custom products to big names like: SIG, Walther, Staccato, Palmetto State, SDI, H&K and so many more.

Carrie is part of a power couple in the shooting industry. Her business, located in a small town in Utah, is steadily growing. She remains committed to always impacting her employees and customers in a positive way. Carrie’s husband, Cory, is a firearms designer for Primary Weapons Systems (PWS). Carrie touts that his latest project, the UXR platform, will revolutionize the firearms industry.

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Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — February 27, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Tuesday, 27 February

On February 27th, 1933, the German Reichstag (parliament) building caught fire, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship. More recently, the terms “Reichstag Fire” and “False Flag Event” have both come into use to describe triggering events covertly used to shift public opinion and shape government policies. On February 27th, 1900 — Felix Hoffman patented acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin. February 27th, 1902 Harry ‘Breaker’ Harbord Morant was executed in Pretoria. On this day in 2010, a magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile, causing widespread damage and triggering a tsunami that devastated coastal areas; it was the most …

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Practical Homestead Irrigation – Part 1, by A.F.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Tuesday, 27 February

Although neither of our extended families still had full-time farmers in them as my wife and I came of age, our parents, grandparents and most of our aunts and uncles raised gardens or livestock then froze or canned the meats and vegetables grown. Living what I now know was a relatively sheltered childhood, I thought everyone did the same things we did. Raising bottle calves, staining tee shirts while picking blackberries, stringing and breaking beans all summer long, refilling the under-sink potato bin from the storage crib every week, and hearing your elders discuss the need for rain on the …

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Tuesday, 27 February

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on demographic statistics and trends. Region-Wide Snake River dam agreement challenged in court over electric rates, reliability worries. (Our thanks to reader A.K. for the link.) o  o  o Greater Idaho on the Ballot in Crook County. o  o  o Wikipedia: Inland Northwest …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Tuesday, 27 February

“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self-defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” – St. George Tucker (A Bermudian-born American lawyer, military officer, and professor who taught law at the College of William & Mary.)

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Monday, 26 February

21:55

Highway robbery? Or just desserts?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:10, Monday, 26 February

Well, it appears that yet another politician has jumped on the reparations for slavery bandwagon. Big time. While that comes as no surprise (standard modus operandi for politicians), it again raises some big questions about liberty, responsibility, and use of force.

The stakes are big, according to this guy: he wants all 44 million Americans who are “black” or “African American” to each receive $330,000 from the FedGov. (Presumably in addition to whatever certain States and cities are pushed to give.) Trillions of dollars – but in a time when the National Debt is 30 Trillion, that number isn’t so scary anymore. The guy isn’t quite crass enough to expect a finder’s fee for getting this money, but I’m sure he expects to reap big dividends in dollars and influence.

Some of us lovers of liberty (and engineers and accounting type folks) are crass enough to ask for and talk about details, however. Probably nothing new, but still of interest as we look for ways to convince people this is not a matter of assuaging the guilt they supposedly have over what their supposed ancestors supposedly did.

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TFB Review: Traveling With the 5.11 Mission Ready 3.0I do my best to avoid flying. I’m much more of a road trip person. Sometimes, seeing the country from 30,000 feet is my only option, though. I also have a family, which means that traveling involves bringing a ton of crap. Lately, I’ve been searching for luggage that can handle all of the above […]

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Naval Special WarfareYou’re watching and reading TFB’s Photo Of The Day. We’re off to the East Coast of the United States, where members assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Group 2 conduct military dive operations. These images are from 2019. The U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycles, and we get a sneak peek. SEALs […]

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The Rimfire Report: Uncle Fudd's Wild Forward Charging 10/22Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, ammo, history, and shooting sports. Last week we talked about a complex gun from the past – the BSA Ralock 22LR takedown rifle. This week we’re setting our […]

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18:55

Hi, Guys…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 18:46, Monday, 26 February

Hello, my name is Joel and I run a damn-near-defunct blog called TUAK.

And as of this moment I just might possibly be BACK! At least I have an editor block I can type words into. We’ll see how well it works when I push this “Publish” button…

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And It Continues?

by admin in The War on Guns at 17:45, Monday, 26 February

Comment left under a post: It would seem that your site has disappeared from my web browser. Had to go a very circuitous route to find you today. Thought I might have been in the public library in Cleveland, where your site is blocked by the libraries there………… Johny Gee This after my weekend adventure? … Continue reading "And It Continues?"

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All for Show

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:59, Monday, 26 February

A stack of gun laws are headed to Youngkin’s desk, dozens of vetoes are expected [More] Democrats are doing this for one reason only, to emotionally manipulate the low-information electorate with disingenuous whining in the months ahead. Expect TV commercials ready to drop. [Via Jess]

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Order in Illinois Gun/Magazine Ban Case

by admin in The War on Guns at 16:52, Monday, 26 February

You can see that Stephen McGlynn is implicitly saying that he totally, totally disagrees with the ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and while he’s not calling those judges morons, he’s basically saying, shall we say, they’re clearly wrong on the law. [Watch] Nothing to stop the rest of us from calling them … Continue reading "Order in Illinois Gun/Magazine Ban Case"

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None Dare Call It Treason

by admin in The War on Guns at 15:30, Monday, 26 February

New York City Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote in City Elections Ruled Unconstitutional [More] And: Did you catch that? 1 million new democrat votes. That’s the game. I caught it. When will they? [Via Michael G]

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Following Established Precedent

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:43, Monday, 26 February

Biden Commerce Secretary Refuses to Answer House Chair on Firearms Export Licenses [More] Let one get away with it and they all get cocky.

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The Prodigal Daughter?

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:37, Monday, 26 February

Once a prominent backer of the leftwing senator Bernie Sanders, on Thursday she was greeted by far-right activists with a standing ovation and a group of supporters brandishing gold letters that spelled T-R-U-M-P. [More] Really? There was a heartfelt recantation, along with apologies and pledges? Or is it just Trump supporters go wild if you … Continue reading "The Prodigal Daughter?"

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Give Enough Rope

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:30, Monday, 26 February

Mechanic finds noose in work area, alleges targeted racism [More] No, “Mechanic ALLEGEDLY finds noose in work area, alleges targeted racism.” There’s a difference, you know. [Via bondmen]

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If You Notice, You’re a Hater

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:20, Monday, 26 February

Noticing Black Violence On Social Media Is Not Racist And Calling It That Is Manipulation [More] Conversely, what the DSM does, suppressing the information, is racist as hell. [Via bondmen]

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God Complex

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:12, Monday, 26 February

Politico Reporter on MSNBC Frets That Christian Nationalists Believe Americans’ Rights Come From God, Not the Government [More] And what man giveth, man taketh away. [Via bondmen]

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This Should End Well

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:04, Monday, 26 February

Chicago Board of Education Votes Unanimously to Remove Resource Officers from City Schools [More] Forget it, Jake. It’s Chi-Town. On the plus side, when this backfires we can always blame the guns! [Via bondmen]

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Maybe They Hadn’t Separated the Recyclables…

by admin in The War on Guns at 14:01, Monday, 26 February

Suspect Charged in University of Colorado Dorm Murders Threatened to Kill Another Roommate If He Was Asked to Take Out the Trash Again – Police Call Murders ‘Isolated Incident’ [More] Ain’t real, right, bro? [Via bondmen]

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Maine Dems Unanimously Reject Voter ID [More] Now answer why without any self-serving, lying bull$h!+/. [Via bondmen]

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A Working Class Hero is Something to Be

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:41, Monday, 26 February

Left-wing anarchist made plan to kill 50 politicians – Student Jacob Graham, who said he wanted ‘to stand up for working classes’, is convicted of preparing terrorist acts [More] Something tells me young Jacob never worked a day in his life. So was to too much Lenin or too much Lennon? [Via Steve T] UPDATE I … Continue reading "A Working Class Hero is Something to Be"

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Arm The Horde! The New ORC II From Bushmaster Firearms

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 14:00, Monday, 26 February

Arm The Horde! The New ORC II From Bushmaster FirearmsThe original Bushmaster ORC (Optics Ready Carbine) was a simple, hard-use, flat-top AR that offered no real frills and could be had at a very low asking price leaving more room in your budget for optics and other accessories. Fast forward to today and the tastes and requirements that most people have these days when […]

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Ukrainian Defense Industry Sign License Agreement with ČZ to Produce the Bren 2The CZ Bren 2, alongside a plethora of other Western rifles, has seen extensive use in Ukraine over the past two years. Rifle transferred from the Czech Republic as aid have equipped numerous elements of Ukraine’s armed forces including special operations units and regular infantry alike. Feedback on the rifles has been largely positive and […]

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15:55

Quote of the Day

I’m constantly asking these people: a) how often are you being attacked in your home? b) how many people attack you at once? A shotgun and / or pistol will defend your home & family. Hunting? WTAF are you hunting? They want this gun because they have a small . It’s that simple.

Paul Groseclose @groseclose_paul
Posted on X May 11, 2023

It’s not only another Markley’s Law Monday, it is another science denier!

Simple insults for a simple view of the world. Or, the old adage—simple things for simple minds.

But what can you expect from an anti-gun person? They have no concept of rights beyond the reach of the collective, no awareness of the impracticability of what they advocate, and no understanding of the immorality of their actions. Or, th...

A Way to Make It Harder

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:56, Monday, 26 February

Dettelbach, in the AP interview, declined to comment on the specifics of Card’s case, which an independent commission in Maine is investigating. But he said it is clear that the nation needs to make it harder for people “that everyone agrees should not have firearms, who the law says are not entitled to have firearms, … Continue reading "A Way to Make It Harder"

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Garbage In and Garbage Out and Garbage In and…

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:46, Monday, 26 February

Google AI Defends Pedophilia [More] Nobody’s a little uneasy with “Do what thou wilt…”? There’s a reason they shed their “Don’t be evil” slogan, you know… [Via Michael G]

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Speaking of Wretched Refuse…

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:31, Monday, 26 February

Georgia Nursing Student Murder Suspect is Venezuelan Illegal Previously Arrested and Released in NYC [More] And here’s another Venezuelan “immigrant” taking advantage of a corrupt sytem to make out lives miserable. And another… [Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Breaking Bad Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:20, Monday, 26 February

Columbus police officers arrested Thursday tied to case of rogue narcotics detectives [More] With the last two posts, this make a spate! What is this, “Bad Apple” Day?

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We’re the Only Ones Stealing Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:16, Monday, 26 February

Police Officer Arrested for Allegedly Shoplifting While On Duty and In Uniform [More] Why do the letters “D,” “E.” and “I” come to mind…? [Via Michael G]

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We’re the Only Ones Helping Ourselves Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:10, Monday, 26 February

Houston FBI agent indicted on theft charges, accused of stealing money from houses that were raided [More] The Authorized Journalist neglected to mention one of the victms was a J6 defendant. I’m sure that was just an oversight and not a lie of omission… aren’t you? [Via Michael G]

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And the Winner Is…

by admin in The War on Guns at 12:02, Monday, 26 February

Journalist/Terrorist Yousef Masoud Gets Polk Award [More] See, the DSM has to give themselves awards because if their masters did it, the jig would be up. [Via Michael G]

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Speaking of Fast and Loose…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:53, Monday, 26 February

The Justices Are Bad Gun Historians – The Supreme Court’s recent rulings on gun rights play fast and loose with the country’s traditions of owning and regulating firearms [More] Either that or Jack Rakove wants to challenge Saul Cornell to be the Slippin’ Jimmy of revisionsist history… Shall we see where he goes wrong? [Via Jess]

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Speaking of Cults…

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:29, Monday, 26 February

Bob Costas draws fire for branding Trump supporters as ‘toxic cult’ [More] I have never understood why any man who cares about freedom would waste a minute of his life on bread and circuses participated in by overprivileged criminals and hosted by worm-tongued subversive tools who advocate enslaving them. [Via Michael G]

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Transformation with Representation

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:27, Monday, 26 February

Much has been written analyzing the issues regarding the Biden Border Crisis. One aspect, however, that has not been adequately covered should be deeply troubling to all honest Americans: The impact of 8-10 million illegal residents on the future make-up of Congress as a result of the allotment of congressional districts. [More] The danger hasn’t … Continue reading "Transformation with Representation"

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We’re the Only Ones Tyrannical Enough

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:20, Monday, 26 February

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is initiating Project Tyr, an effort in its infancy to employ Amazon’s artificial intelligence-driven Rekognition cloud service to identify firearms—among other things—and the people associated with them. [More] Seems about right. They figure we know their intentions well enough by now to where they don’t need to add the … Continue reading "We’re the Only Ones Tyrannical Enough"

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12 on Whose Side?

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:17, Monday, 26 February

Community calls Communists call for stricter gun laws from Governor Youngkin [More] There, I fixed it for ya. How much “violence” have these hive insects “prevented,” and what are Shantell Rock’s qualifications for being a quotable “gun safety” authority aside from making promises she is incapable of keeping to useful idiots who force their feelings … Continue reading "12 on Whose Side?"

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Dog Bites Man!

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:15, Monday, 26 February

[Via WiscoDave]

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Maybe Not Now, But Soon

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:29, Monday, 26 February

Can a Texas Democrat Get Elected on Gun Control? [More] If he can, gun control will just be incidental. Between that and the nest foulers… [Via Jess]

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Dire Straits?

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:14, Monday, 26 February

Tennessee Gun Owners Face Full-On Attack On Rights [More] Yeah, but: The 113th General Assembly Senate is composed of 27 Republicans and 6 Democrats, elected to four-year terms. The 113th General Assembly House of Representatives is composed of 75 Republicans and 24 Democrats, elected in even-numbered years to two-year terms. [Via Jess]

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The Company They Keep

by admin in The War on Guns at 13:17, Monday, 26 February

Rapper Skilla Baby teams with Brady group for Detroit gun buyback event [More] Talk about a positive influence! (NSFW) Here he is exemplifying peaceable conduct by punching and running: [Via Jess]

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Billy for You

by admin in The War on Guns at 11:10, Monday, 26 February

Defendant Attorney General Rob Bonta, and his officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys, and those persons in active concert or participation with him, and those duly sworn state peace officers and federal law enforcement officers who gain knowledge of this injunction order or know of the existence of this injunction order, are enjoined from implementing … Continue reading "Billy for You"

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12:55

Constitutional Carry

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:12, Monday, 26 February

 That's the big topic in the state legislature today.  Who can carry a gun in public?  Who should be allowed to carry?

Regular readers know that I'm a 2nd Amendment absolutist.  "Shall not be infringed" means just exactly that.  

But, the legislature is hashing out the details right now.  Some places will still be verboten: Bars, schools, federal buildings.  We'll have to see the law when it is finally passed, but it looks like Louisiana is about to rescind the requirement to get a license to carry a concealed firearm. Louisiana has been an open carry state since President Jefferson bought it from France. That has never been a problem.  We learned to deal with that a long time ago.

Still, it will be interesting to see what the legislature comes up with.  The governor is generally supportive of the idea, and will probably sign whatever the legislature passes.  Let Freedom Ring.

We have two citizen disarmament cases wending their way through two courts, but they both rely on essentially the same thing: superstition relying on ancient barbaric belief systems that say the people exist to serve rulers rather than the government exists to serve the people. [More] We are supposed to be beyond rule by kapu, … Continue reading "Hawaii’s Butterfly Knife Decision and ‘Spirit of Aloha’ Both Offensive to Freedom"

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Girsan MC 14T Tip-Up: Open Top Classic .380

by Iain Harrison in Recoil at 11:28, Monday, 26 February

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 79: Deals For February 26, 2024

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 26 February

0011Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 79! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or […]

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SIG MCX Rattler LT Review: The Perfect PDW?

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 09:00, Monday, 26 February

Today on TFBTV, James Reeves discusses a landmark evolution in personal defense weapons: the SIG MCX Rattler LT. This episode isn’t just another gun review; it’s a deep dive into a weapon that has redefined the standards of compact power and versatility. James has owned and reviewed the Sig Rattler since it was released and […]

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09:55

Differently Triggered

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:22, Monday, 26 February

We live and we learn... Well, hopefully we do. I know people who haven't changed an opinion in years, or even decades. In my most recent column at Shooting Illustrated, I talk about triggers...

"This is going to be another in an intermittent series of columns examining the various topics on which I’ve changed my mind over the last 20 years or so as a result of being hip-deep in the defensive-pistol world.

This particular column is going to be all about triggering people by discussing what I’ve learned about triggers over that time—and why what I thought I knew about triggers before then was wrong, possibly even counterproductive...
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I really wish I'd gotten the Model 19-5 onto Denny Reichard's bench before he passed. I suppose I can just swap factory springs back in myself, but it ain't the same.

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Casualty Vampires

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:49, Monday, 26 February

A writer on the death of Vice:

"I feel like running the very famous and cool brand Vice – especially with how little they paid people – would be a slam dunk self sustaining business if only 45 people at the top doing nothing weren’t making like $19 million a year.

The death of Vice is the same story as the death of every other company in this country. It's a story of extraction of wealth at all costs for the few with malign indifference for the workers who actually gave the thing its (vastly overinflated) value in the first place.
"
It happens in all kinds of industries now. Buy a thing, slash costs to boost profits, extract as much value as you can, sell off any parts of the organization you think you can make a buck off of & outsource and/or offshore their functions, and if you can't find a buyer for the husk, just toss it. We've seen it happen with everything from Remington to Sports Illustrated. It's happening in slow motion with Boei...

More bad security news

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:58, Monday, 26 February

Pack of wolves in game camera


On February 8th, 2024, my brother had started his morning exercise walk. It was 6:27 am his time when I received the phone call, still dark in northern Wisconsin. It wasn't what I expected. 

Only 200 yards from his home, on a lonely country lane, with dense forest and brush on both sides, he was confronting a pack of wolves, their reflective eyes easily visible in the beam of his headlamp. The pack of six were less than 30 yards away.  Wolves are common in the area. Common and protected. The brush was fairly thick, the eyes were relatively low to the ground. It was clear what the animals were. Their behavior was alarming. He shouted. He made short rushes at them. They were not intimidated or alarmed.  He had a Glock 23 and a spare magazine. He dropped my call and called his wife, only two hundred yards away.  She ar...

Canyon Lake and Earlmist Dr - caller advised he shot an unknown male that broke into his house. Deputies and EMS were dispatched to the location, the suspect was in critical condition and transported to the hospital via ambulance. (2:00am)

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Tale of a Heroic Sailor: Ensign Stannus’ M1911A1

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 08:27, Monday, 26 February

https://youtu.be/eQLwH88YGfY

Robert “Dickie” Stannus was , in technical terms, a total stud. So much so that he was awarded an inscribed M1911A1 directly by Colt as a prize for being the top sailor in his Naval Academy class. He got the privilege of choosing what ship he would be assigned to, and chose the USS Bear, an assault transport. On its 1959 cruise from Yokosuka for exercises, it encountered Typhoon Ellen, one of the strongest recorded storms of the century. When one of the Bexar’s Marines was washed overboard, Stannus dove into the surging waves to save the man – and did so successfully. As the Marine was being hauled back on board, though, the ship took a roll and Stannus was drowned beneath the hull.

Stannus’ Naval Academy memorial page:
https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/ROBERT_D._STANNUS,_ENS,_USN

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06:55

I just ordered two Henry Big Boys in .357 MAG/.38 SPL. These are commemorative rifles for the 100 year anniversary of the U.S. Border Patrol. I have to say this was not an easy decision for me as they're setting me back a nice chunk of change but I figure one that remains a safe queen will have become a good investment should I ever decide to sell it; maybe the other will be a shooter or a better yet a shooter & a family heirloom. Right now, I need to hope I gave them my correct class number at the USBP Academy to verify I was a Border Patrol Agent. Of course, the only certificate of graduation that I cannot find from my carer, is my BPA diploma! I do have my class photo, showing a what I thunk are a session & a class number as 231/131; I used 231. So if I get declined for the wrong class number, I'll have to' change it to 131. I know the session is 131 so I am assuming 231 is the class number. I hope so, the less complications the better.


Here are some photos of these beauties; Henry makes truly nice looking firearms.

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The digital sewers will overflow...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:43, Monday, 26 February



Folks who moderate the comment sections on their blogs should brace for...

Spinning DEI

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 06:30, Monday, 26 February

 Yale is now also going to re-require standardized test scores as a requirement for admission.  What's interesting and funny is this:

Prior to the pandemic, requiring tests had not impeded Yale’s ability to significantly increase the diversity of our student body. Between 2013 and 2019, the number of first-year undergraduates eligible for a Pell Grant increased by 95%, first-generation college students increased 65%, and under-represented minority students increased 52%.

Our positive experience of reviewing applications without ACT or SAT scores also taught us that requiring only those tests prior to 2020 likely discouraged some promising students from underrepresented backgrounds from applying. The most recent four applicant pools have been the largest ever and have contained record numbers of applications from students who will be the first in their families to attend college, who live in lower-income neighborhoods, and who identify as members of underrepresented minority groups...

03:55

Preparedness Notes for Monday — February 26, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:05, Monday, 26 February

Forced to abdicate as French emperor in 1814, Napoleon escaped from exile on the island of Elba on this day in 1815 and, gathering support en route, retook power on his return to Paris on March 20, ushering in the Hundred Days. — February 26, 1993: A truck bomb built by Islamic extremists explodes in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. — February 26th is also the birthday of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate (born, 1903, died 24 March 1944), an eccentric British Army officer …

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Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folding Knife, by Thomas Christianson

by Thomas Christianson in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Monday, 26 February

Bottom Line, Up Front The Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folder is a robust, 3.38 inch, drop-point-blade knife. It comes out of the box razor sharp. The thick, nicely-textured, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle is just a little on the chunky side for everyday carry (EDC), but is unusually comfortable under heavy use. It has dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-handed opening. The stonewashed finish on the 420 HC blade is attractive. The lockback holds the blade securely open. With a manufacturer-suggested retail price of $33.99 at the time of this writing, and widely available online for less, the Bantam represents excellent value …

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Recipe of the Week: Italian Eggs

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Monday, 26 February

The following simple recipe for Italian Eggs is from Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (253 pages, copyright 1925, now in public domain). That is one of the 11 new bonus books included in the new 2005-2023 edition of the SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. Ingredients Asparagus tips 2 cupfuls Hollantlaise Sauoe 6 eggs Directions Butter a rather shallow glass dish and cover with hot, canned or freshly-cooked asparagus tips laid flat and evenly, allowing four to six tips for each serving. Meanwhile, poach the eggs in the usual manner and arrange them on the asparagus tips. SERVING …

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SurvivalBlog Graphic of the Week

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Monday, 26 February

Today’s graphic: United States Tree Canopy – 2016.  (A public domain graphic, courtesy of the USDA and your tax dollars.)     — Please send your graphic ideas to JWR. (Either via e-mail or via our Contact form.) Any graphics that you send must either be your own creation or uncopyrighted.

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Monday, 26 February

“If you are unwilling to fight for a particular right, you will sooner or later lose it, and probably sooner than later. Even in a free country, each generation must be prepared to fight for its rights all over again, if they hope to pass them on to their children.” – Joseph P. Martino, Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer

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While at SHOT Show I was able to sit down with Jessie Harrison, Captain of the Taurus shooting team, to catch up on how 2023 went for her and find out what her plans are for 2024 and beyond.

Sunday, 25 February

17:55

The website for Boomershoot entries uses an email API to automatically send email to entrants and for sending out mass emails to the announcement list. This had worked fine for Boomershoot 2023. But as I was ready to announce Boomershoot 2024 in early summer it failed with an error:

Azure.RequestFailedException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. —>
System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. —>
System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. —>
System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size)

I worked on the problem for quite a while (many hours off and on over several days). Then I tried using a different provider for the email service. The same exact error occurred.

Frustrated, I would set it aside for a month or so and worked o...

We've seen Sophie here before.  He took a shine to her she to him.  She had a couple sleepovers when her people were gone on trips, and she fit right in with his routine: walks, sit time, and good night cookies.  Plus she liked to play tug of war with him, which he loved.

Sophie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Probably playing tug of war with Wolfgang again, or roughhousing with Sully.

Tax Preparer Joy

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:30, Sunday, 25 February

TurboTax has a professional tax preparer service.  You upload all your documents and their preparer does your tax return.  Can I do it directly through TurboTax?  Yes, but my tax returns usually run to 40+ pages and I would rather pay someone to do this for me 


Best of all, the woman who was processing the return noticed that some of my 1099-NECs were from gun rights groups.  She asked my occupation (as the IRS asks).  I explained retired but then I explained my other writing work.  "Proud Georgia gun owner with a concealed weapon permit," she informed me.

14:55

And done by a Democrat of course.  You all know about Executive Order 9066 forcing relocation of Americans from the Western U.S. of Japanese ancestry including citizens.  Now we now know that this paranoia was not entirely without cause even if its unselective nature was unjustified.  But look at this 9066 order and see if there are any other groups included:


There are similarities.  Hostility towards Italian-Americans was strong in the interwar period although for different reasons.  

The numbers interned or forced to relocate were less.  But the c...

11:55

Quote of the Day

The state court mistakenly did not regard the pistol or the billy to be the sorts of arms protected by the Second Amendment. Instead, only weapons of war were covered by the Constitution, according to Workman. As to other kinds of arms, Workman incorrectly observed,

in regard to the kind of arms referred to in the [Second] amendment, it must be held to refer to the weapons of warfare to be used by the militia, such as swords, guns, rifles, and muskets,—arms to be used in defending the State and civil liberty,—and not to pistols, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, billies, and such other weapons . . . .

(Emphasis added.). In short, Workman held that weapons of war are protected by the Second Amendment but found weapons like the billy are not weapons of war, and therefore are not protected.

Workman was wrong in concluding the Second Amendment does not cover arms like the pistol and the billy.

The Second Amendment protects a citizen’s right to defend one’s self with dangerous and lethal firearms. But not everybody wants to carry a firearm for self defense...

Currently Reading...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:44, Sunday, 25 February

Professor Yamane sent me an advance copy of his forthcoming book, Gun Curious, which will be shipping in June.


I'm enjoying it rather a lot, as he's not only a smart and thoughtful dude, but also a pretty decent writer. I've known more than one PhD who couldn't write their way out of a paper bag when it came to crafting engaging prose, and this book ain't like that.

Anyway, it's available for preorder at BezosMart. Publishers really like pre-orders. You should do that if you want to help him get the word out.

Canyon Lake and Earlmist Dr - caller advised he shot an unknown male that broke into his house. Deputies and EMS were dispatched to the location, the suspect was in critical condition and transported to the hospital via ambulance. (2:00am)

More Here


Sgt. Charles Wall with SLMPD said that Howard had broken into the Tuscan Masonic Temple on Westminster Pl. near Kingshighway around 4:30 a.m., setting off the building’s security alarms. Wall said a man living above the lodge woke up, found a gun and went searching through the building.

When the man saw the intruder, he shot him. Wall said police would approach the death as a shooting investigation, but it would be up to the Circuit Attorney to determine whether the shooting was justified under Missouri’s Castle Doctrine, which allows a defendant to use deadly force when they reasonably believe it is necessary in instances of a home invasion.

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Some Photos

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:11, Sunday, 25 February

 My daughter, like many of her generation, take cellphone pictures. She was at the match yesterday and took some photos.


The old man in the cavalry hat is your humble scribe. The pretty one is my daughter.

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silicon carbideWelcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I am going to relay my experience working with silicon carbide and the process of applying it to a grip. This is something I have no experience […]

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08:55


Ubiquitous (adj.) : existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : WIDESPREAD
Sam Waterston just appeared on his final episode of Law & Order last Thursday night. Do you know how long he'd been playing the character of Jack McCoy? Well, when he first appeared on the show in the mid-Nineties, detectives Briscoe and Logan still had to pull over and use pay...

I have previously mentioned in passing the existence of a Master Narrative of Democracy Destroying Right-Wing Gun Culture that exists as a paradigm in the interdisciplinary academic field of gun studies (and as a key organizing idea in the wider culture). This broader narrative complements The Standard Model of Explaining the Irrationality of Defensive Gun Ownership. Maybe someday I will be able to merge these two components of the dominant approach to understanding guns in the United States into one Grand Theory.

This evolving post is going to be a repository for me to highlight scholarly and popular works that contribute to this Master Narrative. First, rea...

Sunday Meme Drop

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 06:30, Sunday, 25 February

 




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Cheap vs Expensive Red Dots: What’s the Difference?

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 08:27, Sunday, 25 February

At SHOT Show this year I took some time to speak with Mike Branson of Gideon Optics (formerly of Primary ands and Swampfox). Mike’s a friend and a true optics nerd, and I figured he could help give folks an understanding of some of the fundamentals of modern firearms optics. Today, we are going to talk about the differences between cheap and expensive red dots. Just what does a couple hundred bucks extra get you, and why?

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02:55

Coloring Engraved Letters

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 00:46, Sunday, 25 February

There is a trick to make the stamped lettering on handguns stand out for photography so Colt's Patent Firearms Co. is very visible.  I think the technique involves spreading a thing layer of white paint across the surface then wiping away the surface layer.  Keep the gun flat until the paint or White Out dries.  When your photography session ends you use some solvent to clean out the letters you were trying to make more visible.


I ask because I am thinking a couple steps ahead about setting circles.  These are practically obsolete today with modern go-to controllers but they are a common component even on modern mounts and provide a backup navigation method.

My thought is to put a 4" diameter piece of black acetal on the rotating table (which still needs the Sherline CNC upgrade).  Write program to rotate the table one degree at a time, cut a 1" line, use the font library to scribe 0, then one degree rotation, cut a .25" line, ditto for 2, 3, 4.  Then a .5" line. Return to .25" lines until the next 10 degree line.  Continue around the circle.  Now apply a layer of white (or maybe even phosphorent to...

Preparedness Notes for Sunday — February 25, 2024

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:04, Sunday, 25 February

February 25th is the birthday of the late bluegrass music legend Ralph Stanley (1927 – 2016). His harmonizing and high tenor solos had an almost haunting sound to them. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 111 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 $2,000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or …

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State Defense Forces: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, by S. Actual

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:03, Sunday, 25 February

On December 13th, 1636, in Salem Massachusetts, the tradition of the American militia was born. Since that time, the brave men and women of the various State militias have continued to serve and protect this great nation throughout the centuries. One of the greatest historical battles of this Republic, known as the Battle of Bennington in 1777, was a pivotal engagement in the revolutionary war that it led to the defeat of the British military forces, including their hired Hessian and Indigenous native tribal factions. It is also the primary basis for the establishment of benefits for veterans of American …

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JWR’s Meme Of The Week

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:02, Sunday, 25 February

The latest meme created by JWR: Meme Text: Elmer T. Fudd Says: Just Because I Am Vewwy, Vewwy Opinionated Doesn’t Mean I’m Authoritative Nor Does it Make Me Wrong News Link: Wilson Combat Hackathorn poos the bed & Garand Thumb Responds Notes From JWR: Do you have a meme idea? Just e-mail me the concept, and I’ll try to assemble it. And if it is posted then I’ll give you credit. Thanks! Permission to repost memes that I’ve created is granted, provided that credit to SurvivalBlog.com is included.

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 02:01, Sunday, 25 February

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. …

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Saturday, 24 February

23:55

Things That Make My Day

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 22:38, Saturday, 24 February

Making an offer on a new house and your wife asks, "Is this too nice of a house for us?" and saying, "No."


It was built when mortgage rates were still very low and the builder offered it at $1.3 million. 
As interest rates rose, demand fell off and several purchasers backed out at progressively lower prices.

It looks every bit a million dollar house.  Beautiful Silestone counters, not quite the von Trapp mansion entrance, built on a hillside with foundations poured directly on basalt bedrock.  More than 3100 square feet on an acre plus situated in an obscure location.  Visible from the street but with an unobvious set of roads to it.  The sky is actually perhaps half a magnitude darker than our current house.  There is also nowhere immediately available to developers to build more subdivisions.

The hope is that the current house sells fast enough to avoid a bridge mortgage.

Oh yes, why I bank with First Tech Federal Credit Union.  I was asked for a mortgage pre-authorization letter for Monday.  I emailed the loan officer Saturday morning ex...

The squares that will hold the needle bearings need 6-32 holes both for set screws to hold the bearings in place and for screws to hold the square in the ends of the two housings.  


A single screw to do both would be attractive but I could not find one exactly the right length without using ugly washers on the outside of the housings.  Even then, trying to turn in the screws to do two different tasks while maintaining alignment seemed troublesome.

So, I used my .1065 carbide drill bit to start.  I used the adjustable slide stop that I made a week or two ago to hold each square in the same relative location to avoid having to keep swapping edge finder with drill bit.

20:55

Boomershoot is just 10 weeks away!

As some of you know I had problems getting email to work reliably. Hence the opening of Boomershoot entry is much later than normal. The website is now working well and entries are being processed correctly.

There were numerous people who discovered the site was accepting entries even though I had not announced it. There are still 34 great shooting position open so even though you didn’t get signed up as early as usual, you still have a chance to join the party.

Don’t miss out. Sign up soon: http://entry.boomershoot.com/ With a ton of explosives it will be a real blast!

See Boomershoot.com for more information about this amazing event.

Two More Victories

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 18:01, Saturday, 24 February

 Fouts v. Bonta (S.D.Cal. 2023) struck down California's baton ban:

While Professor Baron or Escobar may have found

news accounts of criminal attacks with a billy in 19th century newspapers, evidence of

misuse does not disprove the common sense observation that law-abiding citizens may

have kept billies for lawful uses. Clayton Cramer, Plaintiffs’ expert, observes that any

criminal misuse of a weapon will receive more attention by news media than the many

non-criminal uses or simple possession of the same weapon.39 Consequently, with the

billy’s presence and use in America throughout the 1800s, statutory analogues for other

weapons are not relevant.

From Hawaii: 

Grell v. Lopez, US Ct App, 9th Cir, August 7, 2023, held the butterfly knife ban violated the Second Amendment as binding on the states through the 14th Amendment.   On February 22, 2024, the 9th Circuit ordered that the case will be reheard en banc. 

 

Training Cycles

by SLG in pistol-training.com at 07:00, Saturday, 24 February

When I was young and my job involved full-time shooting and training, it was very easy to maintain and grow my pistol skills. Every day I had plenty of time for physical training (PT), defensive tactics (DT), shooting, and many other things. When I acquired a family and switched jobs to be home more, my […]

From MSM comes this odd little story: a candidate for the 49th Congressional District in California has paid for buying and installing 400 feet of concertina (general purpose barbed tape obstacle GPBTO, commonly called “razor tape” by the idiots in the media) in the infamous San Judas Gap on the California – Baja California del Norte border. The Gap is a highly frequented place to smuggle not just border jumpers but drugs (good and bad), various other goods, and supposedly a wide variety of spies and stolen goods.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #317: Sub MOA With The Quietest 556 AR-15 Suppressor In the UniverseGood afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we got our hands on the new GLOCK 19X MOS, an exclusive from Davidsons. This week we get behind one of my favorite rifle/suppressor combinations and […]

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