Thursday, 02 December

15:55

The Addams Family

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 15:01, Thursday, 02 December

I am watching the original series from the 1960s.  There are so many great sight gags.  Morticia throws the leftover breast of alligator into the aquarium of Tristan and Isolde (piranhas). After a few seconds of bubbling water, the wishbone flies into the air.


Carolyn Jones and John Astin have such flawless comic timing.  The little girl who did Wednesday was amazingly good.  And the giant playing Lurch was just amazing with what could have been a simple one faced monster.

Wolf in the Fold

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:48, Thursday, 02 December

 Gov. Wolf vetoes “Constitutional carry” gun bill for Pennsylvania [More]

But wait, there's more!

And being rewarded for infringements has worked so well for his career that thirst-for-death Republicans are now saying "Hold our beer."

Unclear on the Concept

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:35, Thursday, 02 December

 The shooter, 24-year-old Maliek Hargrave was a Western Michigan University student who pledged to help young people stay away from violence.  [More]

This must be one of those stepping stones he's proud of himself over.

[Via Jess]

No Points Off His Portfolio

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:14, Thursday, 02 December

 U.S. hedge-fund billionaire on China disappearing people: They're behaving like a "strict parent" [More]

That reminds me... it's time for Uday's and Qusay's struggle session...

[Via Michael G]

Riding It to Death

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:06, Thursday, 02 December

 Suspect killed in Kalamazoo after 3 are shot in bus at Transit Center [More]

In fairness, you have to look to find the rules...

[Via Jess]

11:55

Dad Joke CXXXXII

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:40, Thursday, 02 December

What's yellow and kills you if you get it in your eye?

A bulldozer.

Ladders Again

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:15, Thursday, 02 December

 What I really need (and I am prepared to pay a lot of money to have made) is a very light (perhaps carbon fiber) ladder with handrails who top step is 36" above ground level, with legs about 36" wide.  Where do I go?  There seem to be a lot of UK companies offering "wide" stepladders.  Why not in America?  Are our construction workers not wide enough?

To date, the tip jar has recorded $1560 in contributions, of which a majority has already made its way to my grubby grasping hands. It brought my bank balance to $2035 and change, which meant that I was able this morning to deal the shop manager $2000 to get the ball rolling.

So they will presently get busy yanking the transmission out of the Jeep and determining whether it can be rebuilt: My money is on no, which will trigger the most expensive option which is a new trans, and which as of this morning has already been paid for in full. If it turns out the transmission can be rebuilt, the job will be less expensive but more time-consuming and honestly I don’t know which to hope for. Personally I like to keep things simple but going cheap has also become something of an instinct.

Once that’s done there are a few other things I’m going to want them to look at while it’s in the shop: A PS fluid leak that’s probably just a hose, that busted shock bolt, and find out how badly worn the brake pads are. None of those things are transmission-level showstoppers, of course.

Assuming, as I still am, that they’re going to end up order...

In the Name of Social Justice

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:22, Thursday, 02 December

 ‘Killadelphia’ D.A. Turned Loose Teen Carjacker Who Murdered Marxist Student [More]

What's that line about even a broken clock...?

[Via Michael G]

Look What the Cat Dragged In

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:16, Thursday, 02 December

According to the newsraper of record, I'm only posting this to spread a "Sieg Heil!" meme. [More]

Man, it's a good thing cats don't have thumbs...

[Via ...

Tricks of the Trade

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:09, Thursday, 02 December

 Basically, if an anti-gun Senator walks down to the floor tomorrow and asks the Senate to pass H.R. 8 by unanimous consent, and there is no pro-gun Senator on the floor to object, then gun control would pass. [More]

They'd have to do that because otherwise, there's a "2% chance of being enacted."

This is dated yesterday and they say if it's going to happen the Dems will try it today, so I guess there's not much point in my sending an appeal to gun-grabber Sherrod Brown. I wish GOA would provide a way to send these things to where they will do some good.

Actually, I wish representatives would be sending me alerts as opposed to me having to inform and then beg them.

[Via cydl]

We're the Only Ones Systemic Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:45, Thursday, 02 December

Outrage Grows in Virginia Beach After Decision Not to Charge Cop Who Shot and Killed Donovan Lynch ... McCullom noted that the grand jury report found no evidence that Lynch ever pointed a weapon at Simmons before he was shot and is only alleged to have racked his gun as he hid behind the bushes. “A law-abiding gun owner with a license to carry that weapon would do exactly what Donovan did,” he said. [More]

Maybe an untrained one. I always roll my eyes when movies and TV programs show supposed trained operators rack the slide just before they engage. Hollywood scriptwriters...

And then there's this dilemma:

Simmons is a Black officer, but McCollum said he believes Lynch’s race played a role in the shooting.

So is he a traditionalist or a revisionist?

...

Half Empty/Half Full

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:25, Thursday, 02 December

 This is an open letter requesting that you each lead — and whip — Congressional Republicans to take the position that 1) we will — at a minimum — not vote for a CR, or any other government funding legislation, while any federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates remain in place, and 2) we will — at a minimum — not vote for an NDAA if the provision drafting women is not removed, or removed and replaced with a provision ending selective service registration altogether. [More]

#1 I can go for. As far as #2, I say show 'em how "far" they've come. Unless major changes are made in military leadership and priorities, it's all noise anyway.

Who Will Surveil the Surveillers?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:03, Thursday, 02 December

 US government agencies bought Chinese surveillance tech despite federal ban [More]

Be funny if it contained hidden spyware.

[Via Michael G]

 Ethan Crumbley, his parents had school meeting over ‘behavior’ just hours before attack [More]

There is no way his parents didn't know he couldn't be trusted without a custodian.

Now watch their denial and failure get exploited to disarm all those with family members who have "red flag" allegations against them.

[Via bondmen...

We're the Only Ones Staging Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:22, Thursday, 02 December

 During the criminal trial, prosecutors alleged the crime scene was staged and evidence was planted. [More]

They say that like it's a thing or something...

[Via bondmen]

 Tucson police officer terminated after fatally shooting armed man in mobility scooter [More]

Yeah, armed with a knife, and in a chair, and at a Lowes entrance where there is any number of items like carts that could be used to block and impede long enough to either talk the suspected shoplifter down or allow for time to deploy less-than-lethal options.

But nine to the back seemed to do the trick.

And "It could be at least a week until Remington will be officially fired"?

I wonder what would have happened to one of those citizens the Only Ones are complaining don't get involved if he'd done this...

Time for some vintage Lennon...

[Via ...

Trump Rips ‘Mainstream Media’ for Not Covering Crime Surge

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:21, Thursday, 02 December

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Federal Connection: Sending Ammo to Your Door Monthly

by Nic L in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 02 December

Federal ConnectionWith the ammunition shortages we’ve all been facing since the Great Toilet Paper Hoarding of 2020, finding ammo has become quite a task. The first store you go to might have some 9mm, but you have to travel to two more before you find .45 ACP (in case you need to win a third world […]

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CZ-USA Introduce the Shadow 2 Orange Competition Pistol

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Thursday, 02 December

CZ-USA Introduce the Shadow 2 Orange Competition PistolCZ-USA have announced the introduction of the Shadow 2 Orange Competition Pistol. It features new aluminum grip panels with an orange finish and the pistol’s trigger, hammer, and sear are hand-fitted, while the barrel has a new bushing. Adding to the orange motif the pistol has an orange magazine release. MSRP is $2,245.00. CZ-USA @ TFB: CZ-USA’s New […]

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08:55

Quote of the day—John Hinderaker

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 02 December

I am not sure how liberals expected the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial to go. Anyone who had seen the videos of Rittenhouse’s interactions with the men who were chasing him, striking him and trying to kill him knew that he had a strong case of self-defense. But apparently the fact that Rittenhouse has a defense–and is so bold as to assert it!–came as a surprise to the Left.

John Hinderaker
November 12, 2021
RITTENHOUSE TRIAL BRINGS OUT THE CRAZY
[I don’t think it’s “surprise”. I think it’s indignation. It’s all about political currency. Violence is the political currency of the left. Non-leftists should stay in their lane and rely on the police. And since they had essentially neutered the police during this “summer of love” they expected, nay, they deserved an open field of operation. Someone dares to put out a fire they started? That is intolerable and must be punished. That Rittenhouse didn’t accept his we...

Automotif CCLXVIII...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:19, Thursday, 02 December

This example of the last iteration of Jaguar's XJ line of sedans was shot with an Olympus E-3 & a Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II lens. The beaded water caught my eye for some reason.

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Does Not Work That Way

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:35, Thursday, 02 December



Look, Alec, I get that you're absolutely gutted by this. 


I could be convinced that you legitimately believe that you did not pull the trigger. Our brains... our egos... will tell us some amazing lies in order to protect our id. Even though I think you're a huge asshole, on some basic human to human level, I feel bad for you, because this is obviously a horrible experience.

But guns, and most specifically Colt Single Action Armies and their clones, do not work that way.

If it were some striker-fired semiauto, we could concoct some bizarre and cosmically unlikely hypothetical whereby the sear broke at the same time as the aliens from planet Zoltar beamed the firing pin safety out of the gun, but not on that smokewagon you were holding. You had to at least manually cock the hammer on that replica hogleg while pointing it at some...

Emacs

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:22, Thursday, 02 December

 I used to know enough MLisp to make emacs do what I wanted (on good days).  I am trying to bind undo to ideally F9 or Ctrl-Z.  I added this to my .emacs file:

(global-unset-key "\C-z")

(global-set-key "\C-z" 'advertised-undo)

Any idea what I am doing wrong? 

America’s Third World

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:12, Thursday, 02 December

Victor Davis Hanson points out how Progressive governance has created our own Third World, right here, and right next to most fantastically wealthiest neighborhoods in the country.

Blue State America has room for the technocrat Nomenklura and for their miserable helot servant class. Just no room for conventional families and a Middle Class.

In a recent online exchange, the YouTuber Casey Neistat posted his fury after his car was broken into and the contents stolen. Los Angeles, he railed, was turning into a “3rd-world s—hole of a city.”

The multimillionaire actor Seth Rogen chastised Neistat for his anger.

Rogen c...

 I'm sure you all remember the amazing changing timeline for when coronavirus v.1 hit the US.  First it was January, then December, and then it looks like it probably got here in September or October.

But when there were a eleventy-million cases in January, it made the whole thing look much more virulent and was an integral part to the master tyranny plan.

So now they're doing the same thing with Nu/Xi/Omicron.  We're pretty sure it's been around since July and some sources indicate last November.  They're admitting that about twenty countries (probably more) had the NXO a least a week or more before South Africa identified it.  I'm betting that timeline is going to move back even further.  

But right now the fearmongers can start the clock on the number of positive tests that turn out to be omicron, even though that identification mechanism is still a black box.  And there will be a bunch since it's probably been here a while.

The only people who are getting any symptoms are the vaxxed, which is somewhat inconven...

The Chinese Sneeze

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Thursday, 02 December

 Like many of you, I a watching with some small interest the various depictions of the politically=minted Omicron variant of the Wu-flu.  I say politically, because they skipped right over the Greek letter Xi in naming it.

It seems that this variant was first identified in South Africa, a country known for breakthroughs in medical science.  Educated readers may recall that the resounded scientist and physician  Christiaan Barnard conducted he first heart transplant in South Africa.  South Africa ain't no slouch, medically.

The doc from South Africa who identified this variant says that it's not much to worry about.

“Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who discovered the omicron variant of COVID the Chinese sneeze, released a statement telling the world to hit the Bat-chute on the manic panic response to the new variant. Especially England.”

Here in the United States, ...

 Kamala Stopped FBI From Monitoring Black Supremacists Like Waukesha Killer [More]

Hey, they have real threats to go after.

[Via bondmen]

Mother of Mercy!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:41, Thursday, 02 December

54 slayings, more than 80 charged: As Chicago’s gangs have changed, so have federal RICO prosecutions [More]

Still, it's fair to wonder about federalism, and what's the greater threat.

No worries: Those who gain power through societal destruction will get this shut down because of "disproportionate" results:

...

Well, We're Living Here in Allentown

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:27, Thursday, 02 December

 Martinez has testified at three of those hearings, using Allentown — where 52% of residents are Hispanic or Latino — as his case in point... That area, District 22, encompasses most of Allentown and is represented by Peter Schweyer, a Democrat... [More]

And an anti-gun Democrat at that.

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue."

[Via ...

"Progressive"-recognized "conservative" David French objects to men being men. [More]

Sounds like steam escaping...

[Via Michael G]

Thank You, Captains Obvious

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Thursday, 02 December

 SJ Mayor, Police Say Recent Implementation of No Bail Policies is Dangerous to Public [More]

Ya think?

Good thing for Licky Liccardo he's got a fallback blame position.

[Via 1Gat]

The Ozbot

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:50, Thursday, 02 December

Oz’s connection to Oprah notwithstanding, he may yet be amenable to reason vis-a-vis gun rights. From what I’ve gathered, through his appearance on the Hannity Show, he touches all the bases for conservatives. Let’s not jump to conclusions. Remember, he’s running as a Republican, and any Democrat will be antithetical to 2A rights. [More]

Is it wrong to think "operative"?

Because the alternative is hardly more flattering.


Funny, how the same people complaining about this are the same ones who keep the borders open and offer "sanctuary" to violaters...

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue."

...
Epic action from @ShoutYrAbortion  — people took abortion pills outside the Supreme Court! [Watch]
Think of it as them preemptively reducing their numbers and all that implies.

Of Course You Realize This Means War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:59, Thursday, 02 December

So it's time to admit we have to go to war against Covid...[More]
So have the military go door-to-door and force the jab on a significantly armed populace? Brilliant! That'll save lives for sure! 

Where does the DSM find these lunatics?

Anyway, Jim, no.

Your move.

Genocidal freak.

 Black Lives Matter calls for month-long boycott of 'white companies' during the holiday season to support 'Black Xmas' and end 'White-supremacist-capitalism' [More]

Even you obnoxiously "woke" ones. You didn't really think they don't have a tire necklace for you at the end of the day, did you?

The geniuses can't even do communism right. You're not supposed to make your supporters starve to death.

WISE WORDS FROM A WISE MAN

by Mas in at 06:00, Thursday, 02 December

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The NEW ProBuild Verdict 300 Norma From Gunwerks

by Nic L in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 02 December

ProBuild VerdictExtreme long-range (ELR) shooting requires more than a powerful cartridge. The rifle, ammunition, optic, and shooter need to be part of a precise system. I’m pretty new to long-range shooting, but I’m thankful that there are experts in the field who will take much of the guesswork out of the equation. The folks over at […]

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Shield Sights Red Dot RMSx – Reflex Mini Sight XL LensIn 2021 the handgun competitions started again after a fairly quiet 2020. During the year I must have shot almost 100 stages with good quality IPSC dynamic shooting. I started out with a Glock 17 and then changed (read upgraded) to a Tanfoglio Stock III Xtreme in IPSC Production Optics. This division is now clearly […]

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TFB B-Side Podcast: What It's Like Being a Gun Owner in Northern IrelandHello and welcome back to the TFB B-Side Podcast! This week I have on a special guest from a bit of a unique country – Northern Ireland. I’ll spare you the history lesson on how Northern Ireland came to be but suffice it to say, Northern Ireland has some pretty interesting gun laws and gun […]

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05:55

Funk-B-Gone Recall

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:44, Thursday, 02 December

I'm not gonna lie, when I saw the link at CNN, I clicked through with almost morbid eagerness...



"Cancer causing chemicals in body spray? I wonder if it's something nasty and radioactive in Axe?" I wondered, visions of a popped-collar apocalypse dancing in my head.

Apparently not. Instead, it's benzene in aerosol deodorants like Secret and Old Spice, which have already been recalled. So be on the lookout for increased rates o...

From the mono-clonal antibody infusions, but that's not entirely true.

All these are mild.  Very mild.  

I get the scoots.  Light scoot, admittedly.  WITH constipation.  That's a new experience.  Simultaneously having the runs and not being able to go at the exact same time.  INORITE?  Weirdest damn thing.

3 minutes of fever.  And an hour later 3 minutes of fever again.

Sleeplessness, but then the next morning not suffering from that perceived lack of sleep.  

So, the real answer is 'no truly bothersome side effects.'  Noticeably more energy.  No impact on neuropathy?  Maybe more pain sensors activating in the bad areas.  My fingers sting like burnt.   

I miss beer.  I miss cocktails.  I miss bourbon.  I want to smoke a pipe of tobacco.  

Flyover at Titans Stadium

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:13, Thursday, 02 December

It seems that the Army has raised the ire of the FAA after a flyover at the Titans-Saints game a couple of weeks ago.  Not that the Army cares.


I'm no aviator, but I am a solder and I know that we routinely did dangerous things while playing with our toys.  Tans, f example, are designed to kill people and don't much care what people they kill.  It's all in the training.

I am aware that the FAA regulates civil aviation in the United States, but I don't think that Army helicopters are civil aviation.  The FAA is a huge bureaucracy, and you know how I feel about bureaucrats.

At the Fall 2021 meeting of the American Society of Arms Collectors, I had the opportunity to make a presentation on the development of French military repeating rifles. The story begins with the Mle 1874 Gras, and proceeds through three different patterns of tube-magazine Kropatschek type rifles (the Mle 1878, 1884, and 1885) before arriving at the Mle 1886 Lebel.

02:55

Initially I assumed this was a sponsored video from Brandon.  😂  a couple minutes in, and I’m 100% sure it’s not:

Oh lawd Heizer Defense… I realize this is totally a “because we could” type gun.. but yea 7.62x39mm out of a barrel that’s not even a few inches long just screams pointless.

1:20 – Yikes.. having to pull the trigger a handful of times before it actually fired is not ideal.

1:24 – Not being able to open it up by hand, so he resorts to hitting the slide with a hammer gets awarded one more “yike” from me.  I’ll throw in a bonus yike for hav...

Can Blank Ammo Be Deadly?

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:01, Thursday, 02 December

YES. A timely vid about it:

Great vid as always from Lucky Gunner.

The coolest part of the video for me was at 8:00 where they test the Bruce Lee squib situation.  That’s...

As a newer hunter, I’m still figuring out what hunting gear is right for me. The first couple times I went deer hunting, I used my husband’s 30-.06, which has more recoil and weight than I’d like. But it did help me harvest my first deer. Now for the first time, I’m hunting with my own rifle. In fact, I’m sighting in a rifle for the first time – the Benelli LUPO Bolt-Action 30-.06 (MSRP $1699) paired with a Crimson Trace Brushline Pro 3-12×42 BDC scope (MSRP $359.99) and the BOG Death Grip tripod (MSRP $279.99).

Wednesday, 01 December

23:55

Preparedness Notes for Thursday — December 2, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Wednesday, 01 December

On December 2nd, 1823, what became known as the Monroe Doctrine was declared by President James Monroe to Congress outlining a foreign policy initiative that forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 98 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 …

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Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 2, by St. Funogas

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Wednesday, 01 December

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) TEOTWAWKI would get rid of both the 24-hour news cycle and the time-wasting crime that television is. By the time after The Day when the new normal has been established, kids (and most parents) will be thin and active and unafraid again, knowing how to ride bikes, developing ingenuity and problem-solving skills by building go-carts and tree forts, and seeing what neat critters there are under rocks and logs when you roll them over. After their many newly-acquired post-SHTF chores are finished, boys and girls will go down to the swimming hole …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Wednesday, 01 December

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, we look at storing eggs. States Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses First and foremost, over at the GraniteGrok blog: State’s Are Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses – A Digital Identity That Could go Well Beyond Driving. …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Wednesday, 01 December

“I have long been convinced that institutions purely democratic must, sooner or later, destroyliberty, or civilization, or both.” – Thomas MacCaulay

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19:55

How to Lie About Guns

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 17:29, Wednesday, 01 December

By Frank Melloni:

How to Lie About Guns, New York Times Style

One of the easiest ways to lie and not get sued for libel is to simply do so through exclusion. The New York Times is famous for this and if you don’t know enough about guns they can make things sound pretty bad, just by leaving out a little bit of information. In the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict we ought to brush up on the tactics of far-left media.

Welcome to the new world disorder

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 17:00, Wednesday, 01 December

Communication is critical to many things. Understanding each other can reduce tensions, preserve peace, and benefits all parties. Without good communications, disorder – even chaos – can result.

Poor Communication Hurts Performance | CFA Institute Enterprising InvestorPoor communications skills endanger us and our society.

Poor communications can be deadly. Let’s think about that. And the causes of poor communication.

This is, of course, related to lies – failure to tell the truth. Is it right to consider it a lie only when the untruth is uttered knowing it is untrue? Or even when the person thinks it is true? Even if they don’t bother to check? With government goons, I think that most of the untruths they tell ARE lies: they know they are not true. Ditto for many corporate slugs. But normal people? Should we give them the benefit of the doubt? Can we afford to do so? (We are discussing...

TFB Review: AMERIGLO Haven Red Dot Sight

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 01 December

TFB Review: The New AMERIGLO Haven Red Dot SightSeveral weeks ago I was invited out to an event in Texas hosted at the G2 Ranch by AMERIGLO. Although details were pretty light coming into the event, over the course of a week, myself and other members of the firearms media were treated to the opportunity to test out the new AMERIGLO Haven Red […]

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16:55

Just Made My Day

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:39, Wednesday, 01 December

 Someone asked me to write an article about a case that I have not been following.  

They cited me: Duncan v. Becerra (9th Cir. 2021) 25 n. 7.

While the en banc appeal has reversed this today, the opening of the deicision was veery nice:

In the wake of heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings, the state of California barred its citizens from owning so-called “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. But even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster. California’s near-categorical ban of LCMs strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed selfdefense. Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text of the Second Am...

The Lie's the Limit

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:57, Wednesday, 01 December

 "Well, Justice Thomas, I think that the court," counsel responded, "in this other context with respect to those other amendments, has had to articulate what the text means and the bounds of the constitutional guarantees and it's done so through a variety of different tests that implement first amendment rights, 2nd Amendment rights, Fourth Amendment rights." [More]

So it's "shall not be infringed unless a politically-appointed judge says that's OK"?

[Via Mack H]

The Spirit of the Law

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:51, Wednesday, 01 December

 Nevada Judge to Strike Down Major Portions of Nevada Gun Ghost Gun Ban [More]

I wouldn't breathe a sigh of relief yet. Will the state now make a federal case out of it?

Unauthorized Olive Branch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:44, Wednesday, 01 December

Rep. Jamaal Bowman targeted for expulsion by fellow socialists for Israel visit [More]

Apostates must be made examples of!

You can tell a lot about people by their choice of friends.

And who the Democrat Socialists have deemed their targeted enemies...

[Via Michael G]

Hitch Your Wagon to a Different Star

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:31, Wednesday, 01 December

 Kyle Rittenhouse says he is destroying AR-15 used in Kenosha shootings - “We don’t want anything to do with that,” the 18-year-old said on "The Charlie Kirk Show" podcast Tuesday. [More]

Well, that answers my question, I guess.

Another reason I think erstwhile backers need to not insert themselves and keep their distance: Random stuff I've heard him say (and he should be keeping it zipped at this point) cast some doubts for me on his "in lockstep and one of us" bonafides. I'm waiting for him to say something that's going to disappoint and anger heretofore rabid supporters, kind'a like that anti-jab Lt. Col. who ended up p!$$ing everybody off and not caring what happens to him...

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Just Like the Good Old Days?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:17, Wednesday, 01 December

 Widespread Manhunt Underway For Three Men, Possibly Aborigines, Who Escaped Australian Involuntary Quarantine Camp – Video [More]

There's a dilemma-- what do you do when the "white supremacists" are "progressives" in power?

They are, you know.

[Via Michael G]

Outlaw Nation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:20, Wednesday, 01 December

Please enjoy this video of San Fran looters looting other looters [More]

Those who would prey on others, particularly those in positions of authority ignoring "the supreme Law of the Land," need to realize that if you choose to be an outlaw, you are choosing to be outside the protection of the law.

[Via Michael G]

Credentialed Stalkers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:14, Wednesday, 01 December

 Police Release Damning Bodycam Footage of MSNBC Freelancer Who Followed Rittenhouse Jury Bus [More]

I'd be surprised if the equivocating answers from the booking producer don't constitute lying to authorities. And it figures that Snopes is playing fact obfuscator again.

[Via Michael G]

iSnitch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:15, Wednesday, 01 December

 WhatsApp, iMessage give the most info to the FBI, new document shows [More]

Remember when they needed "Warrants [with] probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized"?

Then you're probably a "white supremacist."

[Via Michael G]

The Single-Action Went Off

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:08, Wednesday, 01 December

 'I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger': Alec Baldwin weeps as he denies firing gun loaded with 'a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property', during George Stephanopoulos interview [More]

It sounds like he's going for an insanity defense.

[Via Jeffersonian]

The FOIA request itself was prompted from a Nov. 2017 article in The Atlantic in which the magazine, unsurprisingly to anyone familiar with its anti-gun bent, attempted to bolster a claim that “these rifles were meant for the military, not civilians.” [More]

There goes the narrative...

 The prosecutor also put out a call to end gun violence in schools in the country and Oakland County and that she's hoping to move the needle on appropriate gun control legislation. [More]

They know what the real problem is, but nobody did anything about it. But a political opportunist hoping to attract Party attention and favor can't let a media windfall pass her by without doing a little blood dance...

[Via cydl]

SWESOCOM - Swedish Special Forces with U.S. Air Force Special Tactics OperatorsSWESOCOM in our Photo Of The Day, where details of the firearms are kind of secluded. Throwback to November 2020 when U.S. Special Operations Forces were drilling with military responder units in Sweden to rehearse how they would jointly confront an enemy force in the Baltics. Above you can see Swedish Special Forces with U.S. […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Auto-Ejecting Revolvers

by Rusty S. in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 01 December

Webley & Scott Auto ejection RIC Revolver Photo credit: Rock Island AuctionWhen it comes to revolvers, let’s face it:  nothing results in a faster reload than Jerry Miculek with a swing-out cylinder and speed loaders.  There have been many attempts in the past, however, to take one time-consuming step out of the revolver’s manual of arms: ejecting fired cases.  One method was top or bottom break […]

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Dad Joke CXXXXI

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:47, Wednesday, 01 December

What do you call an elephant that doesn't matter?

An irrelephant.

Crazy Little Thing called FERPA

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 12:30, Wednesday, 01 December

 Arizona State University seems to be running pretty free with the release of information about Kyle Rittenhouse, including his admission status, the types of classes he's taking, his college, and his enrollment status.  Now some of those items are included in the 'may release' category known as Directory Information.  So they might be partially covered.

However, unless their internal policies allow for the release of this information for ANY student, they might have a problem.  They do have a form for the Release of what they call Public Records but if they aren't treating all students' information the same there could be an issue.....



The University of Arizona designates the following items as directory information:

Student’s name*

Local/Residence Hall address*

Home and/or Cell telephone numbers*

Official university email address*

College

C...

Regulatory Agencies

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:26, Wednesday, 01 December

Representative Jordan is right.  Congress should remove power from the regulatory agencies.

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Travelling eastbound at 27,000 feet toward Barksdale AFB near Shreveport, LA

You Say You Want a Revolution...?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:16, Wednesday, 01 December

 Dem Senator warns Supreme Court of ‘revolution’ if Roe v. Wade overturned [More]

It's legal to threaten the courts to rule your way or else? Do her followers know she expects them to do it unarmed?

And if it happens, will she be investigated for insurrection?

[Via bondmen...

 Almost 500 people dead: Philadelphia is about to set a grim record for homicides [More]

So much for NRA-approved gun control being the answer...

[Via bondmen]

De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US [More]

Yep. Wholly inadequate

That's why it's in tyrants' interests to enable the immoral.

[Via bondmen]

Baked In

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:31, Wednesday, 01 December

 Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English Language Arts and the other disciplines. We’re very intentional about creating a curriculum, infusing materials, and embedding critical race theory within our curriculum. [More]

Well, uninfuse it.

At least this one isn't denying doing it.

[Via Michael G]

A Subject Matter Expert

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:28, Wednesday, 01 December

 Georgia criminal justice professor arrested for felony shoplifting from Target [More]

Sounds like this Fullbright Scholar isn't fully bright...

[Via Michael G]

Strange Bedfellows

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:21, Wednesday, 01 December

 EXCLUSIVE: CNN, ABC, and more than a dozen media companies file legal brief JOINING Steve Bannon’s bid to lift the DOJ’s order stopping him sharing 1,000 files in his contempt of Congress case [More]

They must have tangentially-related interests that would be threatened if this were allowed to stand.

These prosecutors certainly are d***s, aren't they?

[Via bondmen...

 

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A paper by Prof. Renee Lerner, of George Washington Univ. law school.

Its theme: self-defense is an area where the views of the legal elite and the rest of the population collide. In the eyes of the legal elite (and thus the law), the lives of the aggressor and of the defender have equal or almost equal value. Thus the defender can only use lethal force if he reasonably fears that the aggressor is about to use the same force; the tie goes to the runner, or the defender, but otherwise they are equal.

To the rest of the world's population, tho, they are not at all of equal value. The life of a burglar and of a good citizen homeowner are not at all of equal value, nor are those of a person minding their own business and someone who attacks and tries to do them harm. Years ago, a local prosecutor told me that he'd told his boss they might as well give up prosecuting homeowners who shot fleeing burglars in the back. It was illegal, but they'd had three cases of that type and lost three jury verdicts in a row, and if juries will ...

M1 Garand resources

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:08, Wednesday, 01 December

 A reader who prefers to remain anonymous sends the following list of M1 Garand links.


M1 Garand Resources 

https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/m1-garand-rebuilds-history-markings/...

But yeah, D broke his leg. Or rather, L’s horse broke D’s leg.

And then D fell against the stock fence and bruised the crap out of his thigh, raising a hematoma the size of half a kettlebell – consider that since his multiple mini-strokes D has been on blood thinners for years – which he says is more of a bother than the broken bone.

So: I’m back to commuting to D&L’s multiple times a day. Which at least allows me to employ this useful meme…

So Long and Thanks for the Kibble

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 09:43, Wednesday, 01 December


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
-A.A. Milne, 'Winnie The Pooh.

'It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you all that Abby Lab went to the Bridge last Tuesday, peacefully, and happy (after a Reese's peanut butter cup she spit out at the Vet because "I want the nasty DRY treats Mom gives me!").  She made her journey from our home with a very caring Vet and her sister Lorelei Lab got to say goodbye.

 She wo...

WriterDojo S1:EP15 – Supporter Spectacular Round 2

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 08:37, Wednesday, 01 December

This week we go through the rest of our supporter submitted questions. And I want to give a big thank you to all of you who back the podcast.

Apple Podcasts: ...

Golden Boy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:44, Wednesday, 01 December

 Yeah, Busse “eventually left the gun industry” in 2020, just a short time before he signed up with the Biden campaign as a gun control advisor. That means, by the way, that according to Busse’s own timeline, he spent 20 years or so making a good living selling guns even though he was already disillusioned by the firearms industry. That seems important, so why didn’t NPR inform its audience of that fact? [More]

That and he played the VPC "automatic weapon" card shows he's just your typical lying, gun-grabbing opportunist...

But then, we knew that.

The Man Behind the Curtain

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:30, Wednesday, 01 December

The link in the article that links to his involvement with the anti-gun movement “This is our lane” has been scrubbed to just re-direct to his campaign website, so I am funneling this link through here to show you his involvement… [More]

The first Wizard was a humbug, too. 

"Disappearing" history is the trademark of another party, one that not coincidentally also wants your guns.

On the plus side, it means they've noticed and they're scared that others will notice. I see our pals at Mom-At-Arms have. Now it's a question of getting "conservative Fox News" to ease up on the suckfest and throw some hardballs.

I've asked the AmmoLand editor to change our link to The Gun Feed's post and add an update note advising readers why.


My Kind of Razzmatazz

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:51, Wednesday, 01 December

 Cook County Surpasses 1,000 Homicides For First Time Since 1994 [More]

Forget it, Jake, it's Chi-Town.

[Via bondmen]

 The media’s blatant lies amount to racial arson. [More]

Why do I automatically think of Vanderboegh's line about "Bill Clinton's Rules of Engagement"...?

[Via bondmen]

Pride and Joy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:06, Wednesday, 01 December

 Joy Behar: It’s Time To ‘Tweak’ 1st And 2nd Amendments Because Founding Fathers Didn’t Have AR-15s And Twitter [More]

Or television...

[Via Michael G]

 ...since we have no intention of allowing you to hunt in the first place once we have enough deluded, emotion-driven urban voters to make it stick:

SPRING BEAR HUNTS CANCELLED IN WASHINGTON STATE  [More]

Speaking of being deluded, thank Fudds who vote Democrat for enabling this. They're the ones selling you out, hunters, not those of us they throw under the bus for owning rifles they don't like. And now they're discovering that useful idiots get used and that Polyphemus promising to eat them last means nothing when he has the power to eat them whenever he wants.

Kind of like unculled bears...

[Via George K]


 Pro-Defund the Police Gubernatorial Candidate has NYPD Detail, Lives on Military Base for ‘Affordability’ [More]

The good news is, once his wealth redistribution plan to pay gangbangers protection "stipends" not to kill people works out, he won't need either.

We Have Good News and Bad News

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:19, Wednesday, 01 December

And the good news ain't all that great. [More]

Lies of Commission

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:13, Wednesday, 01 December

Outrageous fabrications, disproven by evidence, are all that supports the left. [More]

Name an issue where that's not the case.

An Unprohibited Person

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:07, Wednesday, 01 December

 For the reasons above, we reverse Hilleland’s conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm and remand for any further proceedings in the district court. [More]

If he could be trusted without a custodian, what was the problem?

[Via Jess]

Beer Can Bandolier – Beerdolier

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Wednesday, 01 December

Straight outta Switzerland:

As mentioned off rip, the company ...

Nevada Judge Strikes Down Homemade Gun Ban on Constitutional Grounds

by Forrest Cooper in Recoil at 09:55, Wednesday, 01 December

Polymer80 Nevada Gun Ban
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Weatherby Introduces New Mark V Hunter Bolt Action

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 01 December

Weatherby Introduces New Mark V Hunter Bolt ActionWyoming-based Weatherby have announced the introduction of the Mark V Hunter, their latest bolt action hunting rifle. The latest edition to their Mark V line of rifles, the Hunter is available in over a dozen calibres and its polymer stock features a flat-bottomed forend, ambidextrous palm swells, aluminum pillar construction and is finished in a Granite […]

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Nearly 700,000 Background Checks Run During Black Friday ‘Week’The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry’s trade association, has revealed FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) data indicating that NICS processed 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday. FBI’s NICS recorded 187,585 on Black Friday alone, ranking it among the Top 10 Highest Days for […]

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Quote of the day—Hugo Gurdon

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Wednesday, 01 December

Righting the listing ship of state requires that we once again recognize that process, tedious though it may be to political hotheads, is more important than temporary victories and defeats on policy. The idea that results alone are important is the same as saying might makes right. It is the maxim of bullies and tyrants. It is not the political philosophy on which America long stood and should still stand.

Hugo Gurdon
November 17, 2021
Damn the evidence, convict the white supremacist
[+1.—Joe]

Single Sentence Sci-Fi. Ready? Go!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:45, Wednesday, 01 December

After that incident on the second Shatner-class hyperdrive frigate, fleet safety required all the nuts on the panel over the accessible void to be safety-wired. https://t.co/chYIHAYd9s

— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) December 1, 2021

Sense of Proportion

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:35, Wednesday, 01 December

The chris cuomo scandal is like the Voight-Kampff test but for pundits pic.twitter.com/wVW8xmCs05

— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) December 1, 2021

They're talking like he helped him fix a parking ticket or offered to be a character witness in a shoplifting case.

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DNA Harvesting....

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 04:30, Wednesday, 01 December

So the FBI has warned the Los Angeles County Sheriff that the company (Fulgent) mandated for employees to use is (gasp) a Chinese CCP front company.  So the LA Sheriff is both taking a pass on this particular mandate as well as warning the County Board of Supervisors.  However, some LA county employees had already complied with the mandate so their info is in the wind.  They were being threatened with being fired, after all.

Here's something from September 2019--a scam alert for people on Medicare because they were receiving genetic tests in the mail.  The alert seemed to indicate it was a money-based scam, but what if it was China collecting info on the Wuflu?

How about a  cardiovascular genetic testing fraud alert from August, 2021?  Considering the timing of the increase in cardiovascular events by the vaxxed...

Anoth...

Regally Conned

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:53, Wednesday, 01 December

 Reese Witherspoon Reveals Again Hollywood’s Gun Rights Hypocrisy [More]

She wasn't out-of-control drunk again, was she?

Judged Treasonous

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:47, Wednesday, 01 December

 The 7-4 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that the state's restriction on the size of magazines that may be used with firearms only minimally interferes with the right to self-defense, and there is no evidence that anyone was unable to defend their home and family due to the lack of high-capacity magazines. [More]

You robed monsters need bodies?

The Very Rare Commercial Suomi SMG with VFG and Bipod

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Wednesday, 01 December

The kp/31, aka M31 “Suomi” submachine gun was adopted by the Finnish Army in 1931. It was produced by the Tikkakoski company (more commonly known today as Tikka), and in addition to Finnish military contracts they were eager for international sales, either commercial or military. To that end, they offered a number of different options and variations. Two of those were a vertical front pistol grip and a folding bipod, which could be included together or independently. The Finnish police actually bought a small number of each type, and something like 50 to 100 guns were produced and sold with both features together – like this example.

Interestingly, this one ended up in Israel, used by the Haganah during Israel’s war of independence. They were surplussed off in 1970, and this one (along with two others) were reimported into Finland by a...

Austria’s LMG: The Steyr AUG HBAR

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 07:18, Wednesday, 01 December

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Steyr USA’s HQ in Alabama talking with the head instructor of the Steyr Academy, Brian Marshall, about the AUG LMG or light machine gun – the Steyr AUG HBAR. James and Brian go over the features of this unique full auto and even subject it to […]

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APEX Ammunition Upland Bird TSS Loads Now Available

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 01 December

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RPG-2 rocket launcher from Atlantic FirearmsAtlantic Firearms just announced that they have imported used, but now inert, RPG-2 recoilless launchers that are now for sale. The surplus RPG-2 (which are recoilless weapon not rocket launchers as many believe) have a circular hole cut into the receiver to make them inoperative, and incapable of being reactivated. They will also come with […]

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Hanukkah 2021

by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 05:37, Wednesday, 01 December

Is a very strange time for me. I love Hanukkah, but this year I can easily see how the Hanukkah story could be re-done to fit the circumstances of today. Let me just say right off the bat that if someone wants the shot of experimental mRNA gene therapy, I think that is their decision. But by the same token, I vehemently object to it being forced into anyone that doesn’t want it. And that’s where this Hanukkah thought is headed.

We know that Hanukkah is the celebration of the re-dedication of the Temple after it had been defiled by the Greeks. The Greeks were a nation of culture and learning. They knew their beliefs and customs were superior to everyone else. The hysterical fits abound in those absolutely unhinged over the injection like the racist Joy(less) Reid, anyone on msnbc, cnn or most any of the major #FakeNews media really are a fine example of people who know they know more than anyone else. Their opinio...

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Question

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Wednesday, 01 December

When do I tell my boss about the cancer?

I've told family and close friends.  That's it.  No casuals like co-workers.  But co-workers notice my time off and my f-ed up feet and f-ed up hand.  And knew about my whinging over back pain until the lyrica took that down to a dull roar.   They KNOW shit is wrong.  I can't hide it.  Limping and hobbling at half speed.  

I should prolly tell the guy that approves my timesheets.  

But it's also none of their bidness.  I shouldn't have to tell anyone I don't want to tell.  This is going to kill me, but it's not going to kill me soon.  I will probably get to retirement age.  Maybe even switch to another company before that happens.  Get the jump-ship-pay-boost.  So telling them is moot. 

I'll tell the boss.  You think I should tell the boss?  Just him tho.

We all know the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas” — where a lover (referred to as “my true love”) gives his or her lover a gift every day for 12 days. I’m pretty sure none of us need, nor have room in our homes, for “pipers piping” or “drummers drumming.” But imagine how fun it would be to receive a gift every day for 12 days. Let’s even go a step further: picture a new GTM concealed carry bag each day. Following is my suggested list for 12 Days of GTM concealed carry bags.

Show Us Your Cornbread!

by Barbara Baird in Hunting, shooting, fishing and adventure for women by women at 01:23, Wednesday, 01 December

In a recent post and podcast, “Cornbread is Not Cake,” my friend, Larry Case, called out “Women’s Outdoor News” and me, in particular, while referencing people he thought might be knowledgeable about cornbread.  

Now, Larry says he knows a thing or two about cornbread, claiming to be a true “Southerner,” even though he is from West Virginia, which he describes in this way: “In fact, really most of the country doesn’t know what to do with those of us in the Mountain State. The North thinks we are southern, most of the South doesn’t claim us, and both sides just seem to want us to sit there and be quiet, unseen, and unheard unless they want to take a whitewater raft trip, go leaf peeping for the fall ...

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Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — December 1, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:06, Tuesday, 30 November

This is the birthday of novelist Rex Stout (1886–1975). Rex Stout was the brother of Ruth Stout, the gardener who wrote about no-till, year-round mulching, organic gardening in her book Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present the first entry for Round 98 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 …

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Writing Contest Prize Winners Announced: Round 97

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:05, Tuesday, 30 November

We’ve completed the judging for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are: First Prize: Anthony B., for Progressive Reloading for Beginners, posted on November 24, 2021. His prizes will include: 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 Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, …

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Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 1, by St. Funogas

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Tuesday, 30 November

Oh TEOTWAWKI, where art thou? I gave up the “news” on November 3, 2020 about 8 PM. During December I’d do a quick scan to see if there was any mention of mushroom clouds, then get back to more important things like trying to figure out how to get my hands on some Hoppes 1-8 to go along with my Hoppes 9. In 2021, I’ve given up all news (except the occasional link in another story) and both my sanity and quality of life have improved immensely. Friends and relatives will notify me of any mushroom clouds on the horizon. …

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November 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Tuesday, 30 November

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in November? November ended up being a battle to keep gold prices above $1,850. Bulls managed to run a rally above $1,850 for seven straight sessions in mid-November, but gold bears started selling into every rally for the rest of the month. The bears, assisted by Fed boss Jerome Powell, succeeded in dragging prices lower to end the month at $1,776 an …

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SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Tuesday, 30 November

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. We may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — JWR Observes: The recent panic over the Omicron Wu Flu variant now has world leaders threatening to lock down the citizenries of many nations. It will start with travel bans. Then back to masking and public gathering restrictions.The CDC’s own published figures: A 99.997% survival rate for people ages 0 to 19, 99.98% for people …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Tuesday, 30 November

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers

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How does a shotgun work?

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Wednesday, 01 December

YouTube 3d animating legend Matt Rittman with a video about the Remington 870:

Really well done as always.

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It starts with the headline and continues nearly non-stop with the lies:

A miscarriage of justice in Kenosha

The unimaginable has occurred. Kyle Rittenhouse, the admitted killer of two men and maimer of a third, has been acquitted on all counts.

It certainly was imaginable to me and millions of others. After the videos came out it was crystal clear to anyone who had a glimmer of knowledge about the use of lethal force in self defense. The author is a former federal prosecutor and cannot possibly claim ignorance of the law.

On Aug. 25, 2020, Rittenhouse armed himself with a borrowed AR-15-style assault rifle loaded with full metal jacket armor-penetrating ammunition and marched into downtown Kenosha, Wis.

FMJ bullets are not “armor-penetrating”.

An AR-15 is the same kind of gun, in design and function, that ...

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From Los Angles:

Ghost guns accounted for more than 40% of guns confiscated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and one-third of crime guns recovered by the Los Angeles Police Department in 2020.

On Oct. 19, the LAPD reported to the police commission on the “epidemic” of ghost guns, which department officials say have increased “exponentially over the last year.”

“The current trend shows these figures will continue to grow exponentially,” according to the LAPD report, which notes that 3D printing allows the components to be more accessible.

“‘Ghost guns’ are replacing firearms people would normally purchase, with no background checks required,” according to the report.

Between January and June of this year, 863 ghost guns were recovered, more than the 813 recovered during the entire year of 2020. So far in 2021, 1,445 “ghost guns” have been recovered, a 202% increase over last year, according to the LAPD.

“…one third of crime guns…” It’s already against the law to commi...

The next stop is SCOTUS

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 17:05, Tuesday, 30 November

Via Tom Gresham @Guntalk and CNN:

A federal appeals court in California on Tuesday upheld the state’s ban on high-capacity magazines, reversing a lower-court ruling in which a federal judge in San Diego compared an AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife.

The 7-4 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that the state’s restriction on the size of magazines that may be used with firearms only minimally interferes with the right to self-defense, and there is no evidence that anyone was unable to defend their home and family due to the lack of high-capacity magazines.

As Gresham said, “Time to appeal to SCOTUS.”

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Veteran Vices: Three Rangers Whiskey

by Tom Marshall in Recoil at 16:17, Tuesday, 30 November

veteran vices three rangers whiskey
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Ringing Steel at 1,780 with a Muzzleloader?

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 30 November

I was recently invited to a private event to observe a side of firearms in which I am astoundingly ignorant. My knowledge of muzzleloader shooting (and the voodoo art/science of muzzleloading) could have fit into a spent 22LR casing with room to spare. After this event, though I am most definitely intrigued and wondering if […]

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POTD: The CZ 2075 RAMI

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 30 November

CZ 2075 RAMIEach day a different image from the world of firearms. We call this POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, ...

Hot Gat or Fudd CrapWelcome everyone to the 121st edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […]

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Caveat fissura*

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:34, Tuesday, 30 November

Via I Want A New Left, here's an outstanding London Tube style map of the ancient Roman roads in Britannia. 


And remember, Stanford's Orbis project will tell you how long a trip in the Roman Empire would take.

* "Mind the gap"

Neighbors D and L, both laid up with serious injuries, have been recovering with remarkable speed and ease given their age and the … wide and plentiful assortment of injuries and illnesses they have suffered with in the past few years. D, who recently had a knee replacement, is already clambering over stock fencing I don’t even try. The only daily chore I’ve been left with at their house was pellet stove cleaning, and there was talk of L taking even that over next week.

Good news, right? All’s well and now we’ll get back to what passes for normal around here. Uh huh.

Got a phone call from L: Could you come over to help with the afternoon horse chores and then help me get D into the truck so I can take him to the emergency room in (the biggish town about 35 miles away)? Because one of the horses kicked him just below the newly-replaced knee joint, maybe cracking the fibula, and then he fell against a fence panel and he’s got a hematoma on his thigh you could see from low orbit.

Are. You. Kidding me.

I’m getting a little afraid to stand too close to these two.


A new Rasmussen Report throws some cold water on Biden's Build Back Better. By a 51% to 43% margin, likely American voters oppose it. By 48% to 35% they also believe that the bill will hurt the economy.

Communication in Self Defense

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:39, Tuesday, 30 November

 Sheriff Jim Wilson takes on the subject of communication under stress.

Mainly, the value of short concise communications with a partner in times of extreme stress, like a self-defense scenario.  It's worth the read, and it's worth considering.

Oz will be Toomey on steroids. When it comes to guns, he’ll be able to look at the outgoing senator and say, “Hold my beer.” [More]

Really? Pennsylvania Republicans can't find anyone to get enthused about other than a gun-grabbing Oprah-lover?

 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called the shootings "horrific.""My heart breaks for the students, teachers, staff and families of Oxford High School," Whitmer said in a statement. "... I want to thank the first responders on the ground working hard to keep people safe as law enforcement officials investigate this shooting and get the community the help it needs right now. “As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence. No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan. This is a time for us to come together and help our children feel safe at school." [More]

As opposed to helping "our" children BE safe at school?

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‘Gun Violence’ A Problem: The Term Demonizes, Deflects

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 13:15, Tuesday, 30 November

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Going Thermal with the iRay USA MH25

by Forrest Cooper in Recoil at 15:27, Tuesday, 30 November

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Another from the 9th Circuit

in Of Arms and the Law at 12:22, Tuesday, 30 November

Duncan v. Bonta, an en banc upholding California's ban on magazines holding more than ten rounds. More of the usual. It does get lively in the dissents and concurrences.

Judge Bumatay, dissenting (joined by two others):

"In reality, this tiers-of-scrutiny approach functions as nothing more than a black box used by judges to uphold favored laws and strike down disfavored ones. But that is not our role. While we acknowledge that California asserts a public safety interest, we cannot bend the law to acquiesce to a policy that contravenes the clear decision made by the American people when they ratified the Second Amendment."

"All this interest balancing is in blatant disregard of the Court's instructions. Nowhere in Heller or McDonald did the Supreme Court pick a tier of scrutiny for Second Amendment challenges. Nor did the Court compare the relative costs of firearms regulations to their potential public-safety benefits, adopt a sliding scale, look at alternative channels of self-defense, or see if there was a reasonable fit between the regulation and the state's objective...

Major LAPD gun scandal

in Of Arms and the Law at 10:58, Tuesday, 30 November

Story here. The police academy has a gun store. and it turns out the manager has been selling a lot of guns "off the books." quite a few to officers.
One of California's more stupid restrictions is that only handguns on the state safety roster can be sold new at retail. Qualifying for the roster is expensive, and the manufacturer must pay, with the result that a lot of perfectly safe handguns are banned from sale. BUT the law exempts law enforcement (and if I recall, prosecutors). Obviously if it were really aimed at safety, why would you exempt law enforcement? Why would you want them to have unsafe items? But I digress.
The law does not, however, ban private sale or possession of non-roster guns. Thus there is a thriving trade in LEOs buying banned guns and then reselling them to non-LEOs.

Wooden Ships, Iron Men, 'Splodey Shells

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:37, Tuesday, 30 November

When we think of the tactics of the 18th Century running into the harsh reality of 19th Century industrial technology, we usually think of Union troops assaulting into the massed rifle fire of entrenched Confederates or Mahdists falling in windrows to British Maxim guns.


One example of this collision that's less well known is the Battle of Sinop, a naval engagement in the opening stages of what was to become called The Crimean War.

An expanding and industrializing Russia had been bumping up against an increasingly broke and sclerotic Ottoman Empire along their frontiers in the Caucasus and the Danube basin. They'd already resorted to fisticuffs in the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-'29, which resulted in a smarting defeat for the Ottomans.

In the wake of that war, finances caused the Turks to downsize their army and navy, and the Sultan became more dependent on loans from Britain and France to keep things going. Meanwhile, Russia was expanding their Black Sea flotilla with freshly-built men o'war with an eye toward keeping the sea a Russian lake. (Russia was, at the time allied with the other retrograde monarchie...

This is pretty cool:

Eight of Rome’s civic museums are offering new virtual tours. Available in Italian and English, to tours allow visitors to explore the museums floor-by-floor, in aerial views, through video, audio and information panels.

It’s a curated approach. Select objects on display and important features of the museums themselves are highlighted. You navigate by clicking on arrows, then click on hotspots targeting an object or area and the label/information pops up. If there is video or audio, clickable icons appear on the screen. You can also bounce around using the map icon in the bottom right.

 If history is your bag, Baby, then you should check this out.  Links at the original post. 

Good Story (Almost Certainly Untrue)

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:42, Tuesday, 30 November

Via Vanderleun:

He’d hunted big game for years all over the United States. Hunting was a way of life to him. But, in all those years, he’d never shot a buffalo. He’d put his name in for the lottery that gave out yearly licenses to shoot buffalo, but year after year the winning number had eluded him. As he failed, again and again, his need to add a buffalo, an American bison, to his life bag grew to obsessive proportions. Finally, he could stand it no longer. He determined that he would buy a couple of young buffalo, raise them, and then shoot them. It seemed like a plan.

When the buffalo purchase was completed the q...

Lies, states, statism, and statists – a libertarian view

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:06, Tuesday, 30 November

In a recent commentary, we discussed the real objectives of the lockdowners – the people who claim to be concerned about people getting sick and dying of the novel coronavirus, and therefore create and support mandates about masking, vaccines, lockdowns, embargos, and more. A major part of their actions which leads us to recognize the real objectives as power and control and wealth is their tactics. Among other tactics, they LIE.

In today’s world, the art of lying – of not telling the truth (or all of the truth, or telling the truth in a way that the listener does not believe it) – seems to be incredibly sophisticated. Much of our daily life is warped by the lies that we are told. Told, and sadly, believe.

Of all lies, the penultimate are those told us by government, “the state.” We are bombarded daily by “facts” that are not fact. It is the “best interest” of government to deny the truth constantly, especially by subtle manipulations of reality. It may be as simple as emphasizing the risks and dangers of something relatively small, in order to justify more governm...

Repeat Customers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:18, Tuesday, 30 November


Mexican Soldiers Allegedly Sold Weapons to Drug Cartel [More]

Not that that is anything new...

I'm just wondering what kind of treasonous judge would not throw out the lawsuit.

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 Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal: ‘Why Should I Distinguish Between White People and Racists?’ [More]

How did it help "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity" to let a hateful and discriminatory racist into this country again?

His father having been a senior government official pretty much rules out him being of the "untouchable" caste. While he's stirring up the race mob here, what's he doing for the Dalits there?

Seeing as how he has enjoyed a special privilege only Western culture could provide, why is it he needs to be chided?

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Mixed Legacy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:26, Tuesday, 30 November

 George Patton: The Mixed Legacy of an Iconic Four-Star General [More]

He would not be welcome in a Milleytary where wokeness trumps winning.

 A SWAT Team Blew Up This Innocent Woman's House and Cost Her Over $50,000. The City Tried To Stop Her From Suing. [More]

"Secur[ing] the Blessings of Liberty," oath-breaker style...

[Via Michael G]

Miscasting

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:16, Tuesday, 30 November

Joe Biden Gets Heckled By Gun Owners Calling Him Brandon [Watch]

Using anti-gun Will Ferrell makes the whole thing not work for me.

 Gun-running Scandal Inside LAPD Fueled By California Gun Control Laws [More]

They ought to expect the same level of support as the guy from New York.

Frankenstein 2.0

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:58, Tuesday, 30 November

 ‘What could possibly go wrong?’: Apparently, scientists have created living robots called ‘xenobots’ that can reproduce [More]

Well, for starters...

And let's not forget John Quincy Adding Machine's broken campaign promise...

[Via Michael G]

His Brother's Keeper

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:53, Tuesday, 30 November

 CNN’s Chris Cuomo Reportedly Used His Media Resources to Get Info on His Brother’s Accusers - “I have a lead on the wedding girl.” [More]

We'll see if he out-Fredoed himself this time.

You can tell CNN really doesn't want to have to do the right thing here.

[Via Michael G]

Murder by Media

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:58, Tuesday, 30 November

The latest from T.L. Davis... [More]

 Mayo Monkeys? There Were Full-Blown Calls for White Genocide on Twitter Yesterday [More]

Any bets not one of them could cite and document a specific, death-worthy grievance against a white individual?

Tangentially-related UPDATE: And a whole new generation is being brought on board, paid for by the productive sector.

[Via Michael G]

It's a Woke World After All

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:49, Tuesday, 30 November

 Former Disney Animator Takes on the Left [More]

I need to carve out some time to watch his videos. I like what I see so far.

[Via Michael G]

From the Newsraper of Record

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:34, Tuesday, 30 November

Silverstein falsifies historiography [More]

That means he's a liar.

I'm just surprised I'm hearing this from the Trotskyist World Socialist Web Site...

[Via Michael G]

 Prosecutor: Jussie Smollett Orchestrated ‘Fake Hate Crime’ to Look Like Attack by Supporters of Donald Trump [More]

As hate-fueled supremacists, white "conservatives" are pretty much turning out to be as defective at initiating violence as every single one of my guns (not that I own any, nasty things, always going around killing people)...

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Virtual Training: Elite You Launches Virtual Training SiteTraining courses are some of the best money I’ve spent in terms of the value I get out of them. However, training courses of any time are generally very expensive and usually require you to travel to a different state and also lug along all of your gear needed for whatever course you’re taking. Elite […]

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Built for the Glock 19 series of pistols, the new Radian Afterburner compensator and Ramjet barrel have just been announced. The new ported barrel and micro compensator are meant to improve performance and also aid in holstering. The Radian Afterburner is now also one of the smallest pistol compensators on the market. The Afterburner micro compensator […]

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Quote of the day—Kevin Baker

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Tuesday, 30 November

“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is not a warning, but a mission statement to the Left.

Kevin Baker
November 13, 2021
Comment on Facebook.
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

PTSD and the First Responder...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:59, Tuesday, 30 November

Greg Ellifritz has a great post up on career advice he'd give to new police officers:

No one likes the smell of a decomposing body, but I’ve never vomited after seeing a decomposed corpse. I’ve never had any nightmares about all the death I’ve seen. I don’t have PTSD. Like many of you reading this, I simply did my job in the face of horrific crime scenes and never let what I did get to me.

Or so I thought…
It's worth reading in its entirety even if you aren't the po-po. The principle of not inviting unnecessary additional negativity and trauma into your life is widely applicable.
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What do you call a turkey that's coming back to haunt you?

A poultrygeist. 

 Can you point me to any?  Or press about police officers killing whites?  Or racially motivated shootings of whites?

I know they happen, but they get little press coverage.   7/15/21 Washington Post:


The Rev. Al Sharpton has spent almost half a century fighting for Black people. Ben Crump has become the go-to attorney for families of Black people who have been killed by police, including Breonna Taylor’s and George Floyd’s.

Now the major names in Black civil rights are shifting their focus to Arkansas — where a White teenager was killed by an officer — and saying police brutality hurts communities of all races.

Hunter Brittain, 17, was fatally shot by a White Lonoke County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in a Little Rock suburb on June 23, according to police.

 

6/15/21 People:

A weekend shooting spree that injured five people in Alabama and Ge...

Needlepoint

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:06, Tuesday, 30 November

One of my past bosses, a full-bull colonel, had a needlepoint hanging on his office wall.  Small and tastefully done, framed and in a prominent location, it simply said "Never Let The Bureaucrat Win".

I took that message to heart, and I used it to guide my professional life.

Bureaucrats tend to be self-serving.  While they may be pleasant and personable, they also tend to believe their own hype.   It appears to me that Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD, has long ago fallen into the trap.  Say what you will about Doc Fauci; while he may be a credentialed giant in virus medicine, he is also a bureaucrat who believes his own hype. 

For example, several months ago, when asked abut herd immunity, he kept changing the numbers.  I can understand that science changes, evolves  over time, but in a later interviews, he plainly sated that he was fudging the numbers.

"When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent," Fauci said. "Then, when newer surveys said 60 ...

Wanting and Having

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:45, Tuesday, 30 November

 Antifa Wants Guns After Rittenhouse Verdict. [More]

What's stopping them? Certainly not "commonsense gun safety laws."

In any case, Spock has some advice for wannabe street "revolutionaries."

[Via bondmen]

Tangentially-related UPDATE:
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 Missouri deputy working as a school resource officer charged with sodomy [More]

In fairness, making the public of all ages bend over and take it is often part of the job.

[Via bondmen]

You Want It, You Got It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Tuesday, 30 November

Appeal to ego and vanity, and master manipulators can get gullible people to engage in all kinds of self-destructive behaviors.
Florida librarian killed by motorcyclist after starting fight, police say [More]

That's how I would have expected him to respond to a man.

Equal treatment means in all things.

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Loonitarian Looniversalists

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:10, Tuesday, 30 November

 We know that much of what we’ve been taught about safety is shaped by systems of oppression telling us who to be afraid of. And we know that real community protection does not criminalize us or our neighbors. [More]

They remind me of Shmoos or the Dish of the Day...

[Via bondmen...

Projection Management

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:00, Tuesday, 30 November

 Gun control supporting Democrat (with prior gun threat charge) arrested....again [More]

He knows he's a headcase who can't be trusted so why should he trust you?

[Via bondmen]

Bullet Points

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:45, Tuesday, 30 November

 Officials said it appeared the fire was started because the resident placed several rounds of ammunition into a toaster oven causing the ammunition to discharge and making employees believe that a shooter was on the property. [More]

Maybe he was listening to an old Bill Cosby album...

[Via Steve T

 Mental Health: Woman with mental illness wielding a shovel is killed by highly trained deputy [More]

I guess you could call that a Crisis Intervention...

Albeit one that didn't have to happen...

[Via Steve T

 In Honduras Presidential Race, Leftist Candidate Has Big Lead [More]

And, as is typical with whores who service promiscuously:

...Ms. Castro got a boost when she received the enthusiastic backing of the country’s leading private sector organization...

Look for the country's "permissive" gun laws to change:

However, there is a slight glimmer of hope that human rights defenders might be able to work with less fear of gun violence in the future: a forthcoming discussion in parliament about revising arms control legislation could be the trigger needed to change society’s views on the use of weapons.

And look for an influx of future Democrats escaping the hell they helped enable to head for our border and demand wealth redistribution here.

One Thousand Barrett MRAD Mk22 Rifles Produced

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Tuesday, 30 November

Barrett MRAD MK22Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. has now made one thousand MRAD Mk22 rifles to fulfill the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle contracts. MRAD is short for Multi-Role Adaptive Design, and it’s designed with a focus on precision and modularity. The upper receiver is machined from 7000-series aluminum, monolithic in design for strength, with a full-length M1913 […]

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Gun ABC's for Adults, and Kids? Firearms Unknown New Coloring BookLet’s just get this out of the way first – this is absolutely one of my most favorite forms of advertising and I really think this one could bring the family together for a good purpose. The Firearms Unknown YouTube channel released a catching ABC’s themed video detailing a great coloring book, F is for Firearms, that […]

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DarkSideIf you work armed security, there’s a possibility that things could get hairy. If that were to happen, having an easily accessible belt with more capability could be invaluable. Getting the outer belt to correctly integrate with your concealment attire is the trick. One of the more handsome options for concealed carry belts, the Boxer […]

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Laws for the Little Guys

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 05:52, Tuesday, 30 November

In a recent Research Letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association (“Knowledge of State Gun Laws Among US Adults in Gun-Owning Households”) Ali Rowhani-Rahbar MD et al present data regarding knowledge of state firearms laws. Specifically, they assess the knowledge possessed by adults living in “gun-owning households” as to these state laws. They […]

T-Bolt?

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:00, Tuesday, 30 November

 "Are you not telling us something?"




Maximum Overdrive....

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 05:15, Tuesday, 30 November

Via The Last Refuge:   According to CNN, WaPo, and NBC, vehicles have now become self-aware and are committing crimes from coast to coast. 

Pro-tip for the Media, inanimate objects are, well, inanimate.  They lack consciousness and agency.  They are tools.  Cars, skateboards, and guns are all tools.  In some peoples' hands, they are weapons.

The Lamestream Media haven't just been granting agency to vehicles.  The way they spin things also makes it look like the Fauci Flu is an evil overlord in its own right rather than putting blame where it belongs--the policy makers and most especially those who abrogated their power to an unelected troll from Brooklyn.

Supply chain issues-- the Wuflu; children not learning--the Wuflu; hospitals overwhelmed--the Wuflu.  Not California passing laws or vaxx mandates; not schools being closed at the behest of the teachers unions; not firing medical personnel for not getting an experimental and harmful injection when they've been working with the Wuflu...

Ethiopian Oddities: Strange Smallbore Gewehr 71 Carbine

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Tuesday, 30 November

Today’s Ethiopian Oddity is a Gewehr 1871 carbine – remarkably still with its matching bolt – rechamsbered for a small bore, smokeless powder cartridge. It is a quite interesting example of an Ethiopian armorer’s work…

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The Insane Loyalty of Fandom

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Tuesday, 30 November

I wonder if any of the most popular gun people have experienced anything like this?

Before I get into it… this guy in the YouTube vid still and at 0:12 is giving me Lucas from T-REX Arms vibes.  There’s more of him towards the end of the video..  this doppelgänger goes by Social Repose.

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AK Guys In the early 2000s And Now

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Tuesday, 30 November

Firepower United:

haha accurate.  You literally couldn’t give those away back then.

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Now that the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed, some of us are finding ourselves with leftover … pumpkins. What better way to fully use these decorative delights than to use them for target practice? Hence, we conducted the “Great Pumpkin Shoot” of 2021, using a Taurus TX22.

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Monday, 29 November

23:55

Winnie the Pew

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:42, Monday, 29 November

Via email and Gab from Rolf with the comment “Peace does not come to the Hundred Acre Wood by magic.”

WinnieThePewPew

First: some background.   I grew up in a Salvation Army church.   My mother was an SA minister.  Over the years, I have contributed well in the thousands of dollars to their relief efforts which have always been very valuable for helping those in need.


When the LGBT crowd went after them for not putting HIV+ people in food service and refusing to go along with gay marriage and adoption, I was proud to increase support for their courage in standing up for biblical values.

Now the SA's International Social Justice Committee (clearly too much money) has put out this guidebook on racism, spouting (along with perfectly biblical statements about the evils of racism), the whole CRT collection of absurd claims:

"The problem of racism is pervasive and complex. It is described as prejudice plus power."  So racism can never be black hatred of whites or Jews.

Whoever wrote it is not terribly well educated: 

"Racist national policies can result in segregation, oppres￾sion and, ultimately, ...

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): TASS (Russian News Agency) November 29, 2021 As if the latest Chicom hypersonic glide-vehicle/missile threat isn’t enough of a problem for us, the Russians have been busy little beavers as well, and have just started mass producing their 6670-mph 3M22 Zircon (also spelled Tsirkon) scramjet …

Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 30, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Monday, 29 November

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The Incredible Disappearing Retreat in the Woods (Update)

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Monday, 29 November

Today I’m providing an update and expansion to an article that I posted back in early 2009. This is something that I first shared with a few of my consulting clients. It is an approach at rural retreat construction that can make a rural retreat of 10 acres or more essentially “disappear”. House SitEs and Road Building If there is a thick screen of trees or tall brush between the public road and potential building sites at your undeveloped country retreat parcel, then your property might have a good candidate for a “hidden retreat house”. This is accomplished by making …

The post The Incredible Disappearing Retreat in the Woods (Update) appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Monday, 29 November

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 cover Missoula, Montana’s most recent resident grizzly bear sow. (See the Montana section.) Idaho Chronic wasting disease found in two deer in Idaho. o  o  o Idaho Supreme Court consolidates redistricting map lawsuits. o  o  o I stumbled into this vlog: Living Right Debt …

The post SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Monday, 29 November

“The market is not a place, a thing, or a collective entity. It is a process.” – Ludwig von Mises

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19:55

This is good news:

Since Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges against him on Friday, GoFundMe will allow any future fundraisers started to raise money for his legal fees.

I wonder as to the reason why those accused of violent crimes are not allowed to fundraise. My guess is they are concerned some people might commit violent crimes just for the money. They could get a cheap lawyer or even plead guilty, spend a few years in prison then have hundreds of thousands of dollars waiting for them when they get out.

Are there any other hypotheses? Or does anyone know for certain?

The headline sets the tone with Black Lives Matter Says System Is Upholding ‘White Supremacy’ After Rittenhouse Acquittal. Technically that is true. @Blklivesmatter did tweet that on November 19th. That claim is absurd on the face of it but the author doesn’t even hint there is anything wrong with such a claim. She quotes numerous other falsehoods told by various people and then tells one of her own:

Rittenhouse, then 17, was illegally armed with a semiautomatic rifle and said he traveled from Illinois to help protect businesses during the protests.

False. The judge threw out that charge because it was false. The law is confusing and it would be easy for the average person to believe that claim but numerous lawyers and many ordinary people were able to build the flow diagram to conclude, as did Rittenhouse before carrying the gun, that it was legal. Hutzler even mentions the judge th...

Clever marketing

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 17:35, Monday, 29 November

Via Kenarchist @kenb503:

RepealNFA

I like it!

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Repeal the NFA Act of 1934

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 18:43, Monday, 29 November

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Good idea!

Ask Doc: Please Stop Carrying Chest Darts…

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Monday, 29 November

“Ask Doc” is a new series we are contemplating where we will answer questions from you, the readers. Topics will be answered by staff writers with significant experience in the field and tactical medicine. Submit your questions to tom.r@thefirearmblog.com (and try and keep them on topic). Trigger warning: the following post may make you uncomfortable. […]

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POTD: RPG-7 Rocket Launcher in Action

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Monday, 29 November

In each of our Photo Of The Day articles, we bring you work from photographers from around the globe. Today we have pictures from the Russian Ministry of Defence and the RPG-7, which is actually a recoilless grenade launcher rather than a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. It’s portable and reuseable (not the grenade itself obviously) but […]

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What Happened to the Old One?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:39, Monday, 29 November

Kyle Rittenhouse To Receive One-of-a-Kind AR-15 with Serial Number NOTGUILTY-00001 [Watch]

Sorry, I still don't think this is a good idea for reasons stated.

What I didn't know is his rifle evidently will not be returned to him? What's the story on that?

[Via Jess]

Missing the Mark

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:27, Monday, 29 November

 Opinion: Passage of gun bills misses the mark when it comes to Ohio's priorities [More]

Sorry, but I look at this smirking bag of  "progressive" goo and can't help wondering what good he would be to himself or others relying on him if he was the first line of defense.

[Via Jess]

The Rimfire Report: 5 22LR Firearms I'd like to See for 2022Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world, and its various ammunitions, sports, trends, and of course – guns. The saying goes that there is nothing new under the sun and I suppose that is a consequence of us being so familiar with firearms […]

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