Thursday, 09 April

06:55

Gun cartoon of the day

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Thursday, 09 April

Via Paul K. from here, who says, “Perfect…”

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The political left has been calling “gun violence” an epidemic and using other disease terminology to describe firearm ownership and misuse. So, it’s perfectly reasonable, and just as effective, to extrapolate in the other direction.

Quote of the day—David Kopel

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 09 April

Maximizing harassment of law-abiding gun owners is a feature, not a bug, of gun control.

David Kopel
April 8, 2020
Our right to arms faces a death by a thousand cuts
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Crazy Busy

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:00, Thursday, 09 April

Yet parking at the office gets better every day.  These two things might be related.

Because I am concentrated on work tasks, I have no mental cycles to think about blog fodder.

Because things are peaking between now and Easter, I'm not even going to look at the grocery.  Or beer store.  Or gun range.  The gas station tomorrow, I have to go to that.  That's it.

They are restricting grocery stores.  But if I had to guess, restriction will start getting lifted starting Monday.  Just a guess.  It's post peak, the models are all recognized as over-pessimistic, this is a thing to take seriously, but so is economic existence.  And that's where the signals are pointing.

GLORIOUS weather yesterday.  I went for a walk around our parking lot.  Smells like tree pollen tho...

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One thing I'd like to get at the grocery are the 3 ingredients for this. 

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Sanders Is Out

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:11, Thursday, 09 April

I see that Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign yesterday.  He's out, and the last person standing is Joe Biden.

This must be a disheartening  development for my Democrat friends.  I'm sure that Biden is a nice guy, but that's not the choice.  I"d love to drink a beer with him, we'd probably have a few laughs.  But, President?  Seriously?

Tucker Carlson sums it up:

"Ask yourself, is Joe Biden ready to lead this country? Could he find his car in a three-tiered parking garage? Could he navigate a salad bar? And by the way, what exactly is his position on the Coronavirus pandemic? Those are the mysteries Democrats now face."
I was watching Joe's Town Hall meeting yesterday, and he was talking about the corona virus.  He said that we have learned that the virus attacks black people at a much higher rate than it attacks white people, and that is just unconscionable.  Unconscionable?  Does he even know that the word means?  The virus doesn't have a conscience, it attacks hosts where it finds an opportu...

Biden Fingers Harris for VP?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:53, Thursday, 09 April

Joe Biden Tells Kamala Harris 'I'm Coming For You, Kid' [More]
I thought that was Willie Brown's line.

Time to give her the Alyssa Milano treatment.  Wouldn't it be delicious if she could be pressured into telling him "No"?

Public Servile Announcement

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:47, Thursday, 09 April


In the spirit of "enforce existing gun laws," which all our betters recommend we do, please, please do not click on this link. [More]

In part 1, I discussed the libertarian philosophy, which I as a christian strongly believe in. Based on biblical teaching. I also touched on history and the current (pre-, during-, and post-COVID-19 panic) situation.

Now let us look at the current highest-priority of the War on Some Drugs. Opioids.

Opioids are narcotics used for pain relief and for their euphoric effects. Legally, these are prescribed mainly for their value in relieving pain.  They also have euphoric effects because of how they block pain in the body.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of opioids: prescription, fentanyl, and heroin:

  • Prescription opioids can be prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain, but can also have serious risks and side effects. Common types are oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and methadone.
  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever. It is many times more powerful than other opioids and is approved for treating sever...

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Thursday, 09 April

Arizona is not New Jersey; homeowners are armed. Homeowner shoots, wounds suspected intruder in Phoenix. A homeowner in Phoenix shot and wounded a suspected intruder early Wednesday, police said. Cops took him to a local hospital. The bad-guy’s wounds are serious. Self-defense is a human-right

UN Warns of Disaster… in 2000, due to Global Warming

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Thursday, 09 April

The article is from June of 1989. U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked. This was before Global Warming morphed into Climate Change. A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the […]

Free Speech Is Racist, And Other Leftist Ideas

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Thursday, 09 April

So says the university professors. The College Fix – Professor calls free speech ‘racist’ (audio). A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor recently called free speech racist and said he worries that if a Democratic presidential candidate wins the 2020 election it could spark another Civil War. Hat tip to Wombat-socho and Political […]

M1 Carbine: A Whole New Class of Weapon

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 09 April

The United States developed the M1 carbine very quickly at the beginning of World War Two, once the German “blitzkrieg” made it clear that highly mobile enemy forces could threaten rear echelon troops in a modern war. The M1911 pistol was seen as a difficult weapon to use well, and a light carbine would offer much greater effectiveness with less training. It was estimated that 500,000 would be needed, and more than 6 million were eventually produced during the war. The M1 Carbine would equip drivers, artillery crews, mortar men, headquarters staff, paratroops, and many more.

The M1 Carbine was developed by Winchester, but they were not participants in the first round of trials, Instead, their design came about when Rene Studler (head of the Ordnance Department) saw Winchester’s “M2” rifle prototype, a lightweight .30-06 intended to compete with the M1 Garand. He urged them t...

TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #2: Chuck Rossi – OpenSourceDefense.orgHello world and welcome back to the latest episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast. This week we are bringing you an interview with Chuck Rossi from Open Source Defense. Chuck is a hyper intellectual with years of experience in the social media world where he actively advocated for the gun rights movement and openly promoted […]

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IPSC CZLast year TFB published this interview with the multiple-IPSC World Champion Eric Grauffel as he changed brand and joined the CZ Shooting Team. IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) together with CZ firearms have now announced a global partnership in the field of “IPSC Handgun”. If you remember, Kahles recently did the same thing. Read our article […]

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Today I became aware, for the first time, of South Dakota governor Kristi Noem.  I got referred to this video clip in particular:



Other news clips picking up on this statement were available as well, but the clip really speaks for itself.

I'm impressed.

I may have nothing good to say about anyone who wants to engage in politics, on general principles, and I may have no further contextual knowledge about Kristi Noem or anything else she may have done, but on the strength of this clip alone, she distinguishes herself significantly, above nearly everyone els...

A ranging shot from Leviathan?

by Kevin Wilmeth in Rifleman Savant at 23:07, Wednesday, 08 April

The following was originally posted over at Claire's place, as a comment to this post in which she comments on (among other things) both the sudden Democratic Party wagon-circling around the barely-still-functional Joe Biden, and also on the emergent COVID-19 hysteria which has since illustrated, with full-spectrum clarity, just how willing and even eager so many otherwise intelligent people are to be led around by the nose, by the world's oldest protection racket.

It seemed appropriate somehow to warehouse this extended comment here as well. (As a housekeeping choice, I've backdated it to the date of the comment, but otherwise it's as it appears there.)



ORIGINAL COMMENT

Claire, I’ll echo the “blog when you’re inspired to do so” sentiment. I see blogging at least a bit as a true art, and authentic art is, at heart, the channeling of a muse. Whenever you hear yours, by all means bring her beautiful voice to life again. (The hard part, sometimes, is just knowing when that voice is authentic, and n...

It will be here before you know it. Yes, Mother’s Day is only a month away. Now is the time to get your shopping done early, right from your own home. Although, if you’re like me, it’s not always easy finding that perfect gift. If your mom carries a firearm concealed, perhaps it’s time for a new purse or bag – especially with warm weather here. Here’s how to choose the perfect GTM concealed carry purse for Mom.

Wednesday, 08 April

22:55

'Where is all this leading?'

by Kevin Wilmeth in Rifleman Savant at 22:36, Wednesday, 08 April

The following was originally posted over at Claire's place, as a comment to this post in which she comments on the ridiculous spectacle of the remaining field of Democratic presidential candidates trying without apology to out-Orwell each other in full view of everyone.  Included here are 1) my original comment, 2) a response from another commenter, and 3) my follow-up.

It seemed appropriate somehow to warehouse this exchange here as well.  (As a housekeeping choice, I've backdated it to the date of the comment, but otherwise it's as it appears there.)



ORIGINAL COMMENT

Claire, first and foremost I hope you can find and keep your peace with the great Pandora’s Box that is the Internet. Heaven knows I still struggle as well…with the outrage fatigue, the “need” to know what stank the pernicious piddlewits are pimping today…against all the wonderful things that the same landscape still provides.

Playing with my kids helps–a lot–but the struggle remains. I do pretty well at the goal of living-free...

19:55

Markets Recovering

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:22, Wednesday, 08 April

Several days of substantial upward motion of the market.  Still a ways to go to get where I was in January,  but the clear evidence that we are going to be past the worst of this soon is cresting optimism.   I wish that I had a few hundred thousand in cash to invest right now to invest in my mutual funds.   They're is no intrinsic reason that the economy cannot resume its meteoric rise again, much to the chagrin of the Democrats. 


I would still like to get my old house sold.

Had a really bad night…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 19:19, Wednesday, 08 April

The first such in nearly four years. There’s this thing called ‘phantom pain.’ Happens when you’ve had a major limb ripped off, with lots of nifty nerve damage. I remember when I was still in the hospital – this was back in 1972 – and the surgeon told me it’s just torn nerve endings making up shit because the extremity they’re supposed to transmit pain signals from isn’t there any more, and it’ll go away.

That was – quick arithmetic – damn near fifty years ago. Still waiting for it to go away. In fairness it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. But last night it decided to make up for some lost time, I guess. I woke up at 1:30 by the bedside clock and I never did get back to sleep. It’s like being stabbed in the side of my foot, right out through the top, over and over every thirty seconds or so. And there isn’t any foot. Try sleeping through that.

Normally doesn’t last more than an hour or two but this time it finally faded around eight in the morning. I’m not as young as I used to be. Once I thought nothing of going a night or two without sleep but that was then...

Education Quote of the Day

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 16:24, Wednesday, 08 April

Seen at Instapundit by Robert E. Wright of the American Institute for Economic Research:

As I recently argued elsewhere, America’s educational system has not prepared us for the government power grab because it does not create enough Emersonian independent thinkers or, frankly, even adult thinkers. Due to the extreme Left bias of higher education, many of America’s college graduates remain intellectually infantilized to the point that they can do little more than Tweet ignorant hate at any idea that does not accord with Progressive mantras.
 Analysis:  True. Read the piece in that second link.

Rifle Sling Positions: Low and High Carry

by Richard L. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 08 April

The purpose of carry positions is to have your gun readily accessible, but the scenario prevents direct use. This means you are not in a position to point your weapon at a known threat or place a threat could present itself from, without first moving to a better position. An example would be in a […]

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M270 Multiple Launch Rocket SystemWelcome to another day of wonderful photographs here at The Firearm Blog. Once you’re done playing Candy Crush Saga on your smartphone you can relax with these magnificent pictures of a MLRS firing a Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rocket. Sometimes all it takes to take a great photo is to be there. At the right time […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Ruger Wrangler Review

by Rusty S. in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 08 April

Ruger WranglerRuger Wrangler: Rough and Ready or just Rough? Though I was aware of the Ruger Wrangler as a budget .22 single action revolver, I did not pay much attention to it.  That all changed after Industry Day at the Range at SHOT 2020.  I was at one of Ruger’s multiple booths, wanting to check out […]

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My How Life Changes!

by 30calgal in 30 Cal Gal | Long Range Rifle Competitor at 12:04, Friday, 08 November

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I am sure it has been quite obvious I have not posted articles for quite some time. And I shut down my 30calgal FB and IG profiles. Not to worry! All is good. The last couple of years have been quite busy. One of the reasons I faded from the shooting and social media world was to take care of my mom. She passed away peacefully around the family earlier this ...

2019 Palma Gold Medal Burden Memorial – Team Wrangler Blue. Todd Branin, Anette Wachter, Wayne Budbill, Jim Obermeyer

Memorial Weekend 2019 – Douglas Ridge Rifle Range

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Do not let the light flags fool you. Flags going in opposite directions of each other and opposite of the mirage. The steep hill side behind the targets seems to cause a strange swir...

Anette Wachter as Diana in the film Redoubt by Mathew Barney –
Courtesy of Matthew Barney,  Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.


Fun Fact! – I played Diana in the new Matthew Barney film released two weeks ago at the Yale University Museum. 

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Douglas Ridge Rifle Range – Eagle Creek, OR – Memorial Day Weekend

Just one weekend after the Wa State Palma Championship was the OR State Palma and Long Range Championship. A three day match over...

Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility – Benton City, WA – May 18 – 20, 2018

I am a few weeks late on this post I know. This year’s State Championship at the infa...

Anette Wachter shooting at the 2018 Berger SW Nationals

 

Ben Avery Range – Phoenix, AZ

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US Rifle Team members are in New Zealand right now competing and practicing for next year’s World Championship. Photo by Gary Rasmussen

 

As I am typing this there is a US Rifle Team contingency in New Zealand competing. The Wor...

Gift Guide 2017 – Never Too Late

by 30calgal in 30 Cal Gal | Long Range Rifle Competitor at 11:47, Wednesday, 20 December

I realize this is the last week before Christmas. And I realize you are thinking that this may be a bit late for gift recommendations. My theory is that when the chaos of Christmas comes and goes people have some down time and best of all they have Christmas bonuses and checks. Gift returns happen. Maybe you missed the mark just a bit. This will be the time to purchase a gift or an item that you did not know you really wanted! There are so many great small businesses in our USofA with brilliant products for those that love the firearm industry. FYI, I am listing products that I am not sponsored by. I do have some of my jewelry in here but these are items outside of my world that I think are awesome. But of course I will mention my amazing sponsors below at the end of this article. Hope you enjoy my list and Merry Christmas to you all. And most of all may 2018 be an amazing year for you!

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As of Thursday, April 2nd, 97% of the 310 Coronavirus deaths in Louisiana had pre-existing conditions.
Some 97% of those killed by COVID-19 in Louisiana had a pre-existing condition, according to the state health department. Diabetes was seen in 40% of the deaths, obesity in 25%, chronic kidney disease in 23% and cardiac problems in 21%.  
Orleans Parish, which encompasses the city, reported 125 confirmed coronavirus deaths as of Thursday, the equivalent of 32 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people. That rate for New York City was at 15.9 on Thursday. 
As of Monday, April 6th,
As of Monday, ...

The Nation's Paper of Record

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:49, Wednesday, 08 April

From our nation's paper of record, we learn that President Trump has upgraded the press briefing room the White House.

Trump Installs Ejection Seats Throughout Press Briefing Room

I think it's a remarkably timely idea.

Let's Try This Again

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 13:45, Wednesday, 08 April

First time in awhile where Blogger borked a post.  Let's try this post again, originally titled "Democracy Worship Again."  Retitled, "You know, we're just not reaching that guy."

From a comment thread at Quora:

James Briggs

Those who claim that America is a republic, not a democracy are opposed to democracy. The former Soviet Union was the kind of republic that the Federalists want.
Kevin Baker

And you base this on…?
James Briggs

The words we are not a democracy says it all. Those who deny American is a democracy do not want it to be a democracy.
Kevin Baker

This is known as circular reasoning. While I will grant that the words “we are not a democracy” mean exactly that, it’s quite a logical leap to the position that those who say it want a Soviet dictatorship. Care to elaborate?
James Briggs

Those who oppose democracy want a dictatorship. Those are the only two choices we have at this time.
Kevin Baker

Well, my time of taking you seriously has certainly come to a middle.

Democracy = 1 person/1...

Tiger King

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:05, Wednesday, 08 April


RIPI had the Wilson Al Kaline autograph model glove in little league.

10mm and 357 Magnum — Hiking Trail Protection

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 14:50, Wednesday, 08 April

This really is a test of my own personal ability to shoot 357Magnum and 10mm of essentially the same power factor. It is a rather simple test of how accurate can I be with either loaded to 1250fps.

I was much more accurate with the 10mm over the 357Magnum at 15 yards and fast follow up shots.

With all things being equal which would you rather have 357magnum or 10mm and why?

Apples and oranges – media spites the Fifty States

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 15:00, Wednesday, 08 April

NOTE: I am not rejecting any idea that the COVID-19 is not a genuine emergency, but am discussing the ridiculous behavior of governments and the mainstream media around the world – and the panic which has gripped more and more of the people on this planet.

We are now seeing more and more people – not just libertarians – who are pushing back against the media and governments on the entire Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the panic and destruction caused by it.

Part of that backlash is because the media and healthcare propaganda is just getting ridiculous. Let us consider just one thing: how the media is claiming that the pandemic is disproportionately attacking the Fifty States. This is admittedly part of the continued media attack on Trump. But the ways this is used are deceptive.

The Fifty States have about 330 million people, now in 2020. As of about noon (Mountain Time) on 08 April 2020, there are 403,000 “confirmed cases” (per JHU) in the Fifty States. There are nearly 13,...

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From USA Today:

86% of deaths involved people with pre-existing illnesses.
And 4,089 of those who died had at least one other chronic disease, the records showed:
  • The leading underlying illness was hypertension, which showed up in 55% of the deaths.
  • ...

Louisiana Covid Update

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:16, Wednesday, 08 April

Today, the Louisiana Dept of Health is reporting 17,030 cases of Covid-19, up 746 from yesterday.  Of those with the virus, 1983 are hospitalized, a decrease of 13 since yesterday.

Those figures are interesting.  We may be bending the curve on this thing.  We can't stop doing what we're doing, but maybe we're seeing an effect.  So far, 652 people have died inn Louisiana.

Rapides Parish is reporting 135 cases with four deaths.

Life in the time of Wuflu, Part 10

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 08:51, Wednesday, 08 April

Apologies for the lack of posting, but everything is "All Wuflu, all the time" and I'm simply not going to get on that bandwagon any more than I can help. I'm not going to assist the legacy media by adding to the feeding frenzy. I'm not a scientist or someone who works in the medical field, so my abilities to add value there are limited. I'm down in Third Class with the rest of the folks, and why did the Titanic just shudder slightly?

So these "Life in the time of Wuflu" posts are simply meant to chronicle the things I see, first hand, in my area and to some lesser extent, the world. I would say "I hope the...

SOP

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:24, Wednesday, 08 April

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources - "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," a source says. [More]
They're just following a time-honored tradition.

In fairness, it's tough to separate the Monday Morning "Gotcha!" on the part of an incentivized DSM on this to clear a path for the Democrats in November from the way bureaucratic priorities have been assigned and escalated. I'm not saying that can't be audited for change, I'm just questioning who could have foreseen then what is known now, especially since so many still seem to be getting so much wrong.

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A Person of Faith

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:16, Wednesday, 08 April


"As a person of faith, the Governor recognized that the temporary gatherings restriction would be particularly hard on religious communities," the brief reads. "The Governor has issued guidance designed to help faith communities maintain their communion and worked with religious leaders to find creative solutions, including online and drive-in services." [More]
I was looking for what kind of faith teaches this...

No Convincing Needed Here

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:33, Wednesday, 08 April

Why Owning A Gun Is A Completely Rational Insurance Policy Against Danger [More]
Don't tell me. Tell Cydney.

[Via bondmen]
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Tell me you wouldn't want to live there. [More]

After all, it's the Epicenter of the World!

[Via ...

The Dog Ate His Homework?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:19, Wednesday, 08 April

Yet, despite numerous requests from researchers and the news media over four years, Lankford refused to provide a list of his cases or explain how he compiled them. [More]
I understand broken sprinklers can also be a problem.

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He's Not the 'Only One'?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:14, Wednesday, 08 April

Sheriff rebels against governor: 'We will not be setting up a police state' [More]
It's a good first step, but I have no illusions as to how he'd answer...

[Via bondmen]
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Feel the Bernie

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:07, Wednesday, 08 April

Sanders quitting Democratic race for president, Biden to be party's apparent nominee [More]
You Bernie Bros gonna stand for that?

Cydney Failure

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:03, Wednesday, 08 April

In a March 16 Ammoland post, David Codrea imagined the food supply dwindling during this pandemic before telling his readers the government is “utterly incapable of protecting them.” [More]
Yeah. You got proof that it is, share it, or is this yet one more example of the type of competence required to qualify as a Brockian lickspittle?

Speaking of Major Errors...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:44, Wednesday, 08 April


[More]"All Americans"...?


Data Dump

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Wednesday, 08 April

This is the administrative record for our bump stock case it is over 5 thousand pages. It has everything you could possibly need to know about them. Please take a look. [More]
That Facebook post links to a big-@$$ zip file that'll take a while to download.

Per attorney Alan Beck, via email:
Today one our lawsuits challenging the bump stock ban had its administrative record filed. That is all the stuff that the Feds used to justify its decision. It has a lot of technical stuff and other records ... So here it is please note this is 5000 pages and you need to download the files before you can view it.
'We want as many people as possible to see it," he tells me. "The ATF's years of inconsistent determinations should be put in the public light."


There you are, my good man! So, my boy… you have no personal debt? A fat chunk of savings obtained through scrupulous penny-pinching? Healthy as an OX and your family line is immune to Coronaviruses? A 401k that makes the Rothschilds a little bit jealous? Sounds like you are doing pretty well for yourself these days! What’s that you say? You don’t know what to do with the socialist check you are going to be issued? Well, my good sir, have you considered instead of burning it in silent, fruitless protest… to instead invest in FREEDOM? That’s right, though you had no say, you can still use it guilt-free as you have contributed more than your fair share of tax revenue in the past my good man! Purchase yourself a treat to stimulate the economy. Perhaps it will work. Lighthearted chuckle. Do I have any suggestions? Why yes, I do have a few good Sir. READ ON.

The Brownells BRN-601:

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R.I.P. John Prine

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:14, Wednesday, 08 April

Without doubt one of the last century's top ten songwriters.  Everyone is going retrospectives of his life and it's always Sam Stone or Angel From Montgomery.  I want to put up some lesser known songs that really highlight just what an incredible talent he was - both as a poet and as a musician.

1973's song Dear Abby.  I hadn't listened to this for years and it had me laughing all the way through.



1975's He Was In Heaven Before He Died.  There's a lot going on in these lyrics.



2004's version of My Old Kentucky Home.  In this day of "the New Nashville" this traditional version of the song is a breath of fresh air.  His voice is iconic, in a similar way to Willi...

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New Extended Glock Slide Release from Tyrant Designs

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 08 April

New Extended Glock Slide Release from Tyrant DesignsTyrant Designs has just revealed its latest CNC machined Glock accessory. The Tyrant Designs Extended Glock slide release is a much-welcomed addition to the Glock accessory lineup. With the stock Glock slide releases being pretty small and sometimes hard to use this extended slide release should be a popular quality of life upgrade for some […]

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People will remain at risk until most are immune to the virus either through vaccination or extensive community spread, said Yonatan Grad, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Without a vaccine, the end of the pandemic here could go like this: aggressive social distancing will help flatten the number of infected at any given time, but to prevent a serious reemergence, widespread testing is needed to detect those who have the virus, and those who are immune. Government officials will need to get serious about tracing who has come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the disease, Grad said. Once the virus is under control, he added, officials should attempt to keep infected people elsewhere from bringing the coronavirus back to Washington.

Hannah Furfaro
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus has closed Washington’s schools, at least through summer. When will it be safe to return?
[There are ...

Today's Almost English Scam

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:13, Wednesday, 08 April



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This is Agent Charlene B.Thornton and we are here in Nigeria as an...

Fresno, CA

by Clayton Cramer in Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog at 07:34, Wednesday, 08 April

3/24/20 Fox News 26:

After the crash, the driver hopped out of the car with a pump shotgun.


He then reportedly aimed it at the officers and began firing at them.

After firing a couple of rounds, he then turned around and started to run away from officers.
During this time, a good Samaritan was walking down the street and spotted the guy running toward him with a shotgun.

That good Samaritan turned out to be a CCW holder and pulled out his gun to defend himself.
He fired one time at the suspect, making him fall to the ground.

Well, this bums me out…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:24, Wednesday, 08 April

John Prine died.

Of “complications from COVID-19,” which is trendy but pretty meaningless. You could also say he died of complications from several bouts of cancer, too. I’ve been expecting this one.

He pretty much held title to my theme song during the period when I was plotting to leave California and head for the desert. I’d have added a couple of verses…

And a cool oldie from back when I was a teenager, though I confess I first heard the John Denver cover. This is way better. It’s the reason I spent years thinking of him as more or less in the same genre as Pete Seeger, though as far as I know nothing could be further from the truth.

When you get to a certain age…

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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 11:19, Wednesday, 08 April

I think the truly tragic part of the coronavirus is that the patient dies alone.  No family, no touch - only the interactions of health care providers, running out of hope with the realization that every day a sunset dies. There is no removing those barriers for one last word - their loved ones stuck outside the hospital which is like being brought face to face with something large of fang and claw, safe o...

A Murder of Manatees – Free this month on Audible

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 08:07, Wednesday, 08 April

A Murder of Manatees is free this month on Audible.

https://www.audible.com/pd/A-Murder-of-Manatees-Audiobook/B077K4XXKV?source_code=ORGGB156122118002U

AMOM is the 2nd episode of the Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent.  All 5 episodes are bound together in a collection called Number One In Customer Service. (so if you love this one, check that out).

All of them are narrated by Adam Baldwin, who is friggin’ hilarious.

Democracy Worship Again

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 10:45, Wednesday, 08 April

Another Quora comment thread:

James Briggs

Those who claim that America is a republic, not a democracy are opposed to democracy. The former Soviet Union was the kind of republic that the Federalists want.
Kevin Baker

And you base this on…?
James Briggs

The words we are not a democracy says it all. Those who deny American is a democracy do not want it to be a democracy.
Kevin Baker

This is known as circular reasoning. While I will grant that the words “we are not a democracy” mean exactly that, it’s quite a logical leap to the position that those who say it want a Soviet dictatorship. Care to elaborate?
James Briggs

Those who oppose democracy want a dictatorship. Those are the only two choices we have at this time.
Kevin Baker

Well, my time of taking you seriously has certainly come to a middle.

Democracy = 1 person/1 vote. 50%+1 of a population can vote for anything - the banishment of all left-handed redheads, for instance. Since left-handed redheads are a distinct minority, they have no recourse. They’ve been outv...
George Soros-Funded Group to Governors: Release as Many Prisoners as Possible Due to Coronavirus [More]
We need the cell space.

I hadn't realized Breitbart was so anti-Semitic.

[Via Michael G]

It's Not Like We're Asking You

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:21, Wednesday, 08 April

Ankle Trackers, Tickets, Beatings: Welcome to the COVID-19 Surveillance State Stasi [More]
There is a solution, you know.

And no shortage of economic fascists eager to make it a reality.

[Via Jess]

A Durham Truck Driver

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:00, Wednesday, 08 April


That's a big 10-4, good buddy! [More]

No...?

[Via Wynn A

He thinks that government should help us “form more authentic desires for the individual and common good, better habits, and beliefs that better track and promote communal well-being.” Oh, and the Harvard law professor says that you and I, whom he calls “subjects,” eventually will come to “thank the ruler” for it. [More]
Those bent on destroying the Founders' system don't seem to realize it wasn't just intended to protect us from them.

[Via Michael G]
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A Liberal Education

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:17, Wednesday, 08 April

Teen suspected of murdering University of Wisconsin professor and her husband had moved in with them while dating their daughter... [More]
The reason I find this whole story so unbelievable is because Airbnb requires weapons to be reported and secured.

We'll Do It Our Way

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:05, Wednesday, 08 April



You'd think the people in charge would know one of the prime rules is to keep your hands off your face. [More]

I'm not surprised to see something this stupid, self-serving, tone-deaf and offensively trivializing promoting Acton and DeWine.

ABOUT ALL THOSE FIRST-TIME GUN BUYERS

by Mas in at 06:00, Wednesday, 08 April

We’ve had several cycles of so-called “panic buying” of firearms and ammunition in the last twenty years.  There was Y2K, when credible authorities warned us that the ticking of the clocks into the Year 2000 would blast all of the … Read more

Wednesday Link Roundup

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:33, Wednesday, 08 April

Daley Gator starts our FMJRA with Sunday LINKARAMA. The Last Tradition covers MSNBS so you don’t have to Sonoran Conservative notes that AOC is still a moron Red Pill Jew has some FIRE! Pirate’s Cove reaches a blogging milestone – Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup – 800th Edition, 15 Years. Barking Moonbat EWS covers capitalism as […]

Felony Murder in Illinois

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 08 April

The Left won’t like this. Homeowner fatally shoots intruder; second intruder charged with murder. Two guys break into a home in Suburban Chicago. What Mike Royko used to refer to as “The Land Beyond O’Hare.” One was armed with a knife, the other with a gun. They threatened the homeowner’s family with the gun. While […]

Public Health Run By SJWs

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Wednesday, 08 April

Because nothing says “Public Health” Like Social Justice. Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died. Why was New York City so badly unprepared for the arrival of the coronavirus? The answer was radical politics. And Barbot and Zweig embodied the public health mismanagement of a radical administration. Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, the disgraced figure at the center […]

Le Français Type Armée – A Strange Service Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 08 April

This is lot #3540 in the upcoming RIA Premier Auction. It was scheduled for April, but has been postponed – check their web site for upcoming Online Only auctions every month, though!

The Le Français pistol was designed by Etienne Mimard in 1912, and listed in the Manufrance catalog in 1914. It was a .25ACP (6.35mm Browning) civilian defensive pistol for pocket carry, and designed with elements specifically for that purpose. It had a long double action trigger instead of a manual safety, and used a tip-up barrel to avoid requiring the slide to be manually cycled.

In 1928, Manufrance introduced a much larger version of the gun chambered for 9mm Browning Long (9x20SR), named the Type Armée. It was envisioned as a military service pistol, and was tested several times by the...

The market for 9mm pistols has a variety of high-quality options to choose from. This often makes it hard for specific models to stand out. However, Smith and Wesson’s M&P series has been standing out since its introduction to the market in 2005. It has since become a favorite of police departments and firearms enthusiasts alike. What’s New With the 2.0? An updated version of S&W’s modern classic, the M&P9 2.0, was released in 2017. The new model brought a number of upgrades to the table. While the M&P9 was mostly loved by its owners, the trigger of the previous model was purported to beRead More >>

German NORLITE Carbine Conversion Kits for Glock Pistols

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 08 April

Norlite USK-G (1)A German company called Norlite makes carbine conversion upper receiver units designed to be used with Glock pistol frames. When assembled together, the Norlite USK-G kit and Glock frame make a fixed barreled, blowback-operated, Glock magazine fed pistol caliber carbine. Let’s take a closer look. The receivers of USK-G kits are made of aluminum with […]

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At the end of last year TFB’s Austin reviewed some Rifle Cases from Savior Equipment. I’m a big fan of Guitar Cases that can store your firearms, but this depends on where you live of course. A friend of mine with a ponytail has to pass a restaurant to leave his appartment, and the regulars […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, Hop takes a look at the Remington R51; the gun so bad it killed Big Green. Is the updated R51 worth it for under $250? Or is it a worthless perversion of Pedersen’s perfect pistol? There’s only one way to find out. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check […]

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Hippogrips – The Spuhr Luger with a Bite

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 08 April

If you’re a daily...

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Bupkis

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Wednesday, 08 April

Hunkered down.  No stores.  The only people I see are the folks at work.  Still lots of meeting but they are 100% video style, even when the other person is 2 cubes away.  Busier than a one-armed paper hanger.

Still plenty of provisions.  Still surrounded by existential dread, and low on blog fodder.

The masks I ordered should arrive in June.  Late June.

Free Books- Part 202

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:10, Wednesday, 08 April

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  You can find thousands of free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your computer or phone HERE.  

 

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

 

One caution….

 

These books were free at the time I posted them. Prices change rapidly. Please check the price before you hit the“buy” button!

 

If you cannot see any of the links below, there is likely a setting in either your internet browser or ad blocking software that prohibits “live links.”  If you see a blank page below, check those settings.  I promise you that there are book links actually listed directly below.

 

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China and the USA: Culture Clash

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 05:52, Wednesday, 08 April

Vanderleun linked the top video of a Chinese woman filming herself gleefully buying up face masks in Florida, and juxtaposed it with Bill Whittle’s response.

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Biography of a Pre-War Eccentric

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 05:43, Wednesday, 08 April

The London Review of Books email newsletter linked this colorful 1998 review by Stanford’s Terry Castle of “The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of “Joe” Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water,” reminding us a time long ago when lesbians were often colorful aristocrats bent on outdoing men in adventuresome activities, rather than whiny neurotics notable only for keeping far too many cats.

Changelings, centaurs, ogres and elves may no longer inhabit the earth, but occasionally we run into their descendants: people so monstr...

Bear with me while I write about a christian free-market anarchist’s perspective on drugs and government (Much of the concept herein is taken from some excellent articles by Lawrence Vance (another “christian libertarian”), and other writers who love God and His great gift of liberty (second only to His gift of His Son) to us.)

With the depression and anxiety caused by the current COVID-19 panic, drug abuse is likely to uptick, even though supplies are limited more than usual. (Although I suspect that the black market for drugs is hit less hard than most legitimate business, since they are already (and have been) in a lockdown for half a century.)

Today, in 2020, millions of Americans (and people around the world) are addicted to various drugs.  In recent decades we’ve seen the marijuana “epidemic” and the meth “crisis” and the cocaine/crack episodes.  These all were responded to by a massive “War on Some Drugs,” waged by governments around the world.

I write often about the evils of the govern...

Twenty

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Wednesday, 08 April

The Rippingtons is a project by guitarist Russ Freeman. Over the decades he is the only constant in the group. That is fitting, because he started the whole thing. This song is “Twenty” by The Rippingtons from the 2006 album 20th Anniversary.

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Gun Workout Routine

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

Damn, quarantine is not only affecting the fellas.. the ladies are losing their minds too:

haha ok… a LOT going on in that video.  I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be a joke or serious.

Thoughts?

Gat tip: Kyle

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Gun Shaped Whiskey Decanter

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

The bRuthers LIVE for this type of thing:

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It’s time to put out hummingbird feeders and start filling them with nectar. Hummingbirds are making their way north into the US and Canada from their winter resort homes in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Here are a few hummingbird resources that we recommend so that you can be ready for your guests, and learn more about  your visitors.

Hummingbird Resources Green hummingbird on branch National Audubon Society

This organization, the National Audubon Society, should be front and cent...

Looking for a way to entice the hummingbirds into your yard or onto your porch? Check out these step-by-step directions to create your own recycled bottle hummingbird feeder!

Make Your Own Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder what you need Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder Recipe List

You will need:

  • 3 small plastic bottles, empty and labels removed
  • 3 yellow bendy straws
  • 3 red plastic cups (plates or bowls will also work)
  • Drill
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Craft wire
  • Glue (I used super glue, but Elmer’s will also work)
  • Scissors
  • Marker (opt...

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Sad News

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 19:02, Tuesday, 07 April

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RIP: John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73. “The cause was complications related to COVID-19. Prine’s family confirmed his death to Rolling Stone.”

via InstaPundit

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 7, 2020 And, last but not least for Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) at SHOT Show 2020 was the new POF-USA Rebel .22 ultra-lightweight .22LR pistol with AR-type controls. Just how lightweight is it? Try 3.25 lbs (pounds). Now, that’s light. The Rebel .22 also conveniently and …

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Stuff clearing

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:54, Tuesday, 07 April




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Over the last year, the Kalashnikov KP-9 has become increasingly popular in the gun market as a cheaper alternative to the MP5 clones and other AR-style PCC guns. I have finally had my KP-9 out of the ATF jail so it is an SBR and I finally was able to run it as an SBR […]

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Hot Gat or Fudd CrapWelcome everyone to the 44th 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 have […]

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Given how many batteries I’ve had to deal with over the years, and how much I’ve bitched about contact corrosion, I never did a little study and let chemistry work for me. No, I was always the guy disconnecting cables and using abrasives. Which, in fairness to younger me, is how we did it in the auto shops.


Ian’s batteries have never given me a lot of problem but the main positive connection, which is the one on the upper right in the photo, has in the past few months positively bloomed with corrosion. Figures, since it was the hardest...

"You are like that show Tiger King."

Lady, I have guns to PROTECT myself from the kinds of people you see on Tiger King.

Unclear on the Concept

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:33, Tuesday, 07 April


[More]I understand she ordered 10 boxes...

Why It’s Unconstitutional To Keep Grocery Stores Open While Closing Churches - It’s a dangerous precedent that government could consider itself the arbiter of private essential services. [More]
Yeah, but we saw what happened to the last church that defied them...

[Via Mack H]

Add This to the List

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:11, Tuesday, 07 April

Domestic Violence Is Another Real Human Cost Of Stay-At-Home Orders [More]
Yeah, but what are we gonna do? Ban Democrat constituency households?

[Via Mack H]

The Differences are Clear

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:07, Tuesday, 07 April

The Korean government brought in no lockdowns but has done aggressive testing and pursued a strategy of high transparency [More]
What's wrong with this picture...?

I will say this in re the difference in handling foreign nationals-- we get a lot more and from a lot more places, and most "illegals" are shot before they get there.

[Via Mack H]

The Tipping Point

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:51, Tuesday, 07 April

How Much Liberty Must We Give Up? [More]
You'll know when people start shooting back.

This oughta do it.

[Via Mack H]

Beretta:Wilson 92G Centurion Table Top and Range Review

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 14:33, Tuesday, 07 April

In this video I review the features on this Beretta:Wilson 92G Centurion, and take it for a quick range trip.

This 92G is actually built by Beretta to Wilson spec with Wilson parts. The one thing I failed to mention in the video is the steel recoil spring guide rod.

 

Acting SECNAV makes two new envelopes

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:51, Tuesday, 07 April

Don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out, Scooter:

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has officially resigned, capping perhaps the most tumultuous 24-hour public relations period the Navy has encountered. 
Modly notified Secretary of Defense Mark Esper of his resignation Tuesday following a meeting between the two, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

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Modly’s resignation offer comes less than a day after numerous Democratic members of Congress called for his firing over his handling of the dismissal of the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, Capt. Brett Crozier, and subsequent decision-making that raised eyebrows throughout the fleet.
Congressional Democrats went after his scalp and I ...

Church Safety Teams Should Include Legal Counsel

by markfirearmslawyernet in The Law Office of Mark Knapp at 15:16, Tuesday, 07 April

We advise people and groups regarding firearms, gun rights, self defense, and criminal defense issues all over Washington state.

Movies You Haven’t Seen: Seven Days In May

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:09, Tuesday, 07 April

There were a number of interesting Cold War movies made, and a lot of drek. I recently highlighted The Day the Earth Stood Still. That is probably one of the best 1950s-era Science Fiction movies, (This is era that gave us Plan 9 from Outer Space, after all) and one of the better Cold War […]

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Just arrived…

Truth is I’ve been concerned that I might still be missing emails since the great email shutdown of a couple of months ago. Volume is still way off from there. But since I don’t use Microsoft anything, I wouldn’t expect the matter to concern them. So I guess I won&#...

Too soon?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:49, Tuesday, 07 April

😀 I was out yesterday on the regular Monday morning water run, and saw a lot more masks in the crappy little town nearest where I live than I did the week before. This being cowboy country, a lot of them were just bandit bandannas.

I originally did a super short piece called Lawyer Fight for the MHI RPG, where Ultimate Fighting Lawyer, Shane Durant, picks a fight with an undead monster in an elevator. But last year Baen asked me if I’d like to go ahead and finish that scene, so I did, and it is titled LAWYER FIGHT.

It is available for sale in the new Overruled anthology which is out now.

 

Louisiana Covid Update

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:47, Tuesday, 07 April

 The Louisiana Dept of Health is reporting 16,284  of the corona virus today, an increase of 1417 since yesterday.  Perhaps we should focus on hospitalizations, since that is the metric that the medical folks are watching.   Today, 1996 folks are hospitalized across the state.

This morning I was piddling around in the shop, and looked in the frige.  There was a rack of smoked ribs that needed attention, so I pulled the meat out of the fridge, and boiled four (4) big dried red chili peppers.  While the chili peppers simmered, I peeled the meat off the rib bones and chopped it, then chopped the chili peppers.

I heated a little oil in a big skillet, then added the meat and peppers and let them saute a bit.  Then opened a can of Rotel tomatoes and a can of red beans, and dumped both cans in the mix. 

Crackdowns on Lone Surfers and Paddleboarders Threaten to Erode Respect for Law Enforcement Even Further [More]
So, Jack, if I introduced myself to you and then let you know I was carrying concealed without a permit because I consider it to be my right, would you confiscate my gun and arrest me?

If your answer is "yes," you don't need those other guys to erode my respect.

[Via Michael G]
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Prejudiced against Reds?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:36, Tuesday, 07 April

Student newspaper characterizes criticism of Chinese Communist Party as 'racist' [More]
I'd love to see them express their opinions over there, but I'm not sure that wouldn't be encouraged as useful.

The wife and I watched The Spy Who Came in from the Cold yesterday -- she'd never seen it and it had been decades since I had (and I was a teenager when I read the novel). Without trying to give away too much of a spoiler for those of you who haven't, the fate of Claire Bloom's naive, communist-supporting Brit character struck me as fitting and as something that happens as a matter of course when idiots are no longer useful.

[Via ...
Chamblee’s police conduct policies state that officers may not leave guns in unattended, parked vehicles. Records show the chief reviewed the policy on take-home vehicles and signed off on it March 24, just two days before the break-ins. [More]
Thank goodness none of the firearms were "patrol rifles," which would have created a dilemma for the Authorized Journalists on what to call them.

[Via David G]

Authorized Black Separatists?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:46, Tuesday, 07 April

A new African‐​American Child Well‐​Being Department would be staffed by full‐​time state employees who “shall be of African‐​American heritage.” [More]
So it won't be based on "the content of their character"? You can roll over now, Dr. King.

If the state does this, it's fair to wonder: What other mandates will be needed for employees who serve the needs of the LGBTQ adoptive community?

Intuitively, I'm not against considering race and culture-based placement preferences if qualified parents can be found. I've seen a real-world example where heritage proved important as the child got older, which thankfully, was encouraged by the loving parents throughout his growing up.

But if you start doing it the mandatory way, how will Madonna and Angelina Jolie be able to show off their superior virtue?
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Kansas City Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Neighbor [More]
Naturally, they're not releasing his identity. It's not like the neighbor negligently shot him, in which case that "administrative leave" would be behind bars, at least until after the arraignment and bail being set.

[Via Steve T

Exposing the Fascists

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:00, Tuesday, 07 April

 Force is all they recognize. [More]
Which is why they'll never cede power for any real change unless a credible "or else" is attached...

District Court OK's Closing Gun Shops as "Non-Essential" [More]
An Obama nominee...

If any local gun stores recognize the judge as a customer, speak up.

[Via Michael G]

Free Advice Worth Every Penny

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:38, Tuesday, 07 April

He suggested first-time gun owners secure unloaded firearms. “Hide it behind the cans of tuna and beef jerky that you’ve stored in the cabinet,” he said. [More]
I knew he was a liar, but have to confess I'm surprised to find he's this much of a moron.

Anybody hear anything in there about training? These people presume to be about "gun safety" and he's their resident "expert"?

Ilya from Michigan

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:28, Tuesday, 07 April

I’m still in a bit of disbelief that there is a dangerous weapon in my house: one that more frequently contributes to accidental deaths, violent homicides, and suicides, rather than the romanticized personal protection experiences. [More]
That's not true at all. That whole lie hinges on the antis noting most DGUs don't end up with a lawful gun owner blowing away the perp.  We don't have to and our overwhelming responses show what bloodthirsty liars the gun-grabbers are, especially when they portray us as the violent ones who can't be trusted.
I live a pretty privileged existence. My family lives in one of the most affluent communities in Michigan. Everyone in the neighborhood leaves their doors open with bikes on the front lawn. Rarely do we worry about anything being stolen, let alone violent crime.
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How about 'Ban Tyranny'?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:52, Tuesday, 07 April

12 Ways To Save Millions Of Vulnerable American Lives By Banning More Things [More]
And if we take our lead from guns, all it's got be able to save is one, right?

[Via Michael G]

We write to ask that you immediately waive the restrictions on research with human fetal tissue, which are preventing federally-funded scientists from advancing important studies that could potentially prevent, treat, or cure the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). [More]
From the party that says trying Hydroxychloroquine is a human rights violation...

Gun stores being deemed "essential" has got the usual suspects all assmad about it.

The head of Everytown for Gun Grabbing was given an op-ed at CNN.com to have his hissy fit:

"Much is still unknown about Covid-19, but one thing is certain: Owning a gun does not make you any safer from it. But that didn't stop the Trump administration from caving to the firearm industry by treating gun store workers just like the real frontline responders-- police, doctors, nurses-- in new advisory guidelines issued to state and local officials that designate who should be allowed to keep working during the pandemic."
I know you don't like to hear this, Feinblatt, but the ownership of firearms is a right enshrined in the Constitution and upheld by the Supreme Court. If you want to own one, you need to be able to buy one. Just because you don't like it and are threatening to hold your breath until you turn blue doesn't change that fact.
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Turning the corner

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:20, Tuesday, 07 April

Worldwide deaths per day from the Wuhan Virus have been dropping for several days:

The US Government model predicting max deaths has been revised lower, down from 90,000 to 80,000.  Of course, as with climate modeling, take the model predictions with a big grain of salt.

Next step: start easing up on the lockdowns.

UPDATE 7 April 2020 11:18: Ed Bonderenka in the comments Links to another post at W.M. Briggs (Statistian to the Stars!) (I l...

The Twilight Zone

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 09:31, Tuesday, 07 April

Imagine if you will, a small gun club in upstate New York, over 100 years old, quick to cow to government decree and comfortable censoring its own members and anyone else who disagrees. Wait, an American gun club, super-submissive to questionable governmental edicts, embracing the muzzling of speech and censoring its members?  I thought the general […]

Right decision – wrong reason

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:01, Monday, 06 April

Note: This was delayed due to our fixation on COVID-19, but is still timely. Especially since today is apparently “bash Wyoming” day, as the news reports how the State is being attacked for not taking sufficient action to destroy their economy under the guise of fighting the pandemic.

Six years ago, the Wyoming Highway Patrol (one of the worst things about Wyoming) stole $470,000 from a man traveling through the state from Nevada to his home in Illinois. That’s right. $470,000. SIX years ago.

Recently, Forbes reports that the Wyoming Supreme Court decided the State of Wyoming had to give the stolen money back. Every dime. The story didn’t say whether or not the State Attorney General (ie, the taxpayers) also had to pay back the tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs to get his money back. Or whether the State had to pay interest on the money they kept and used for SIX years.

Why?

Not because the mone...

And I Thought I Had Too Much Time On My Hands

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:47, Tuesday, 07 April

I leave this here without comment. Well, except for the title to the post…

In Response to COVID-19 1 in 20 Households Purchased a FirearmIn response to the uncertain times that the COVID-19 virus has brought upon the American populace, it seems that many American families have chosen to arm themselves. A Newsy/Ipsos survey revealed that 1 in 20 households say they have purchased some sort of firearm in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In Response to COVID-19 1 […]

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Wilson Combat SIG Sauer WCP320 (8)Wilson Combat and SIG Sauer have teamed up to release a new enhanced P320 pistol called WCP320. Based on SIG’s P320 pistol, this handgun packs new features and design improvements normally seen in other firearms upgraded by Wilson Combat. The WCP320 pistols even have special serial numbers starting with “WC” prefix. The WCP320 pistol utilizes the […]

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Choke Hold (1)Choke Hold is a new shotgun ammunition design invented by a gentleman named Eric Van Der Eerden. The birdshot load in this ammunition is located inside two layers of sleeves (or cups) that are inserted into the standard shot cup and are gradually stripped from the shot column during the flight thus delaying the start of […]

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"Stand-your-ground laws aren't racist"

Of course they aren't.  Pro gun laws that apply to everyone are really bad if your intent is to racially discriminate.  Now, gun CONTROL laws, those are racist.  Almost universally.  Ask anyone.  Well, not race mongers.  They were disappointed.

"When the Commission undertook this project, the plan was for the Commission to conduct empirical research on “Stand Your Ground” laws and to produce a report containing both that research and a discussion of “Stand Your Ground” laws based in part on the testimony produced at the briefing but also on the Commission staff’s independent research. Alas, when the empirical research did not support the preconceived view of the Commission’s majority that “Stand Your Ground” laws harm African Americans, the project was shelved."
[T]he border with Mexico is effectively closed to illegal aliens. Border agents are deporting them immediately, and even better, the borders in Mexico and the Northern Triangle are locked down. Granted, “migrants” are held up in Mexico and we must suffer a farrago of sob stories. Yet SARS-CoV-2 proves that we can control our borders—if we want to. [More]
The same could be said about creating self-deportation conditions for most, and for making sure that "rigorous" as it applies to "legals" has as its first condition compliance with the Constitutional mandate that government actions "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue." If it did, you'd think one of the "Saviors" would have stepped up to champion ...

A Right Delayed

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:12, Tuesday, 07 April

"There is no constitutional right to immediately buy or sell guns.." [More]
Yes, there is, you f***ing liar.

#TimesUp

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:54, Tuesday, 07 April


Looks like even the left is sick of Alyssa Milano's sh!+.  [More]

WHO's Their Daddy?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:56, Tuesday, 07 April

WHO Admitted That Taiwan Warned Them And They Blew Them Off So As Not To Offend China [More]
For this "we" pay $55B?

[Via Michael G]

Man shot five people for 'talking too loud' during coronavirus lockdown, investigators say [More]
The Russkis, eh?

Let's see-- they have nuclear missiles and a space program and we're told they're sophisticated enough to throw our elections. Good thing the gun-grabbers conveniently don't consider them "developed," otherwise they'd have some 'splainin' to do about why being "categorised as restrictive" fails so miserably.

Speaking of Ridiculous...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:35, Tuesday, 07 April

I made a Jockstrap Mask Tutorial... [Watch]
Is it unfair of me to wonder if it's his and if he washed it first?

Unsettled Science

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:38, Tuesday, 07 April

Peter Navarro Explodes At Fauci In Heated Showdown Over Hydroxychloroquine [More]
If it does end up working for most, watch the political and media emphasis focus on the failures.

One thing's for sure-- let the economy go belly up and we ain't seen nothin' yet in terms of the dead.

[Via Carlos Perdue]


The lack of originality doesn’t stop there. Petri is hardly the first self-appointed “wit” to parrot the “progressive” narrative meme that the reason ignorant rustics want guns during this time of extreme social upheaval is to open fire on the pathogen itself. [More]
I'm wondering if there is anything more painfully dumb and less funny than "progressive" know-nothings attempting to be witty on guns.

Proper Roles

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:20, Tuesday, 07 April

“The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety." [More]
Bingo!

I'm doing nothing differently because the government tells me I have to, or else. The precautions I am taking are based on the best information I can find, with the understanding that much of it is in conflict, it changes as more is learned, and my own limitations on what I know vs. what makes intuitive sense mean all I can ultimately do is the best I can.

But that's the way I try to live my life with everything.  Don't you?

[Via Carlos Perdue]
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Unique Perspectives on COVID-19- Part Five

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:54, Tuesday, 07 April

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

Since I don’t have TV in my house, I spend a lot more time reading than the average American.  I have more than 400 websites programmed into my RSS reader. On the average day I scan about 1200 articles in my feed.  I deeply read more than 100. You can guess that my feed in recent days has been almost completely full of Covid-19 articles.  I’ve been reading an insane quantity of material with regards to the virus and its likely future consequences.

 

There are lots of good coronavirus articles out there on the internet.  With that said, I don’t want to share the articles that everyone else is sharing, doom and gloom porn, or wild speculations. Instead, I will share the truly unique and valuable pieces I find while scanning the internet.

 

Check out the links below to learn something new.  These are the most informative pandemic resources I have seen in the past few days.

 

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Quote of the Day: Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 07:53, Tuesday, 07 April

This comment thread really encapsulated the mentality of the “I’m a gun owner but…” Anti-Gunners.     You can find some info on Mike “The Guy Guy” here and here.

But the dialoge between Mike and a Second Amendment Supporter is here:

Right. Knives kill more people than rifles or shotguns. But that’s not why I helped the people in Florida write the language of the AR ban. I helped them because I do not believe that we should give unlimited access to guns designed not for sporting use, but for military use. And the AR was and is designed for military use. The current model allows the trooper to set it either in 3-shot bursts or semi-auto fire. So when a trooper is in the field and sets his gun on semi-auto, is he now in battle with a sporting gun? And this may come as a great shock to you, but I am under no obligation to agree wit...

or just don't care?

This is also a demonstration that, if given orders to seize firearms, a lot of cops will do it: "We got orders" is all the excuse they need.

A delayed bullet test

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 05:58, Tuesday, 07 April

Matt's Bullets makes a lot of stuff, including this 240-grain hollow-base wadcutter for .45 Colt.  I'd written asking about alloy, and they cast this of 20-1 lead-tin.

So I got a box, loaded some over a suitable charge of Bullseye in Hornady .455 Webley cases and gave them a try.*  They shot very well.  Out of the pistol used they hit at point of aim at 15 yards, cut a nice round hole, and no signs of leading. 

They're not a hollow point**, but being of a fairly soft alloy if you had to use them in a self-defense situation they should give a pretty good result. 


*First lube groove covered, second(front) just above the case mouth
**With a hollow nose as well they'd be like the Webley Patented Manstopper Bullet

COVID-19 Hits Emergency Response

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 07 April

Too bad the people of NYC won’t take the Coronavirus seriously. Law and order fears for NYC as nearly 10,000 NYPD and FDNY members call out sick amid a rise in burglaries. 3,000 emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters called out The number of 911 calls being placed is among the highest ever recorded More […]

A Lesson in Scarcity of Resources

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Tuesday, 07 April

Or what happens when hospitals are overwhelmed? NYC Response Times Lag Because Ambulances Wait in Line at the ER. New York City ambulances are taking almost three minutes longer than usual to respond to the most critical distress calls, mainly because of administrative bottlenecks in overwhelmed emergency rooms. So all those kids who said they […]

Maj. Kim Campbell and a Shot-to-hell A-10 Thunderbolt

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 07 April

The A-10 was designed to keep its pilot alive, even flying close air support, and all the damage that could bring. Air Force Pilot Landed Damaged A-10 Using Only ‘Cranks and Cables’. On April 7, 2003, Major Kim Campbell was flying a close air support mission over downtown Baghdad. “We were originally tasked to target […]

Burgess 1878 Military Carbines: .45-70 Before Winchester

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 07 April

These are lots #1050 (top-loader) and #3077 (bayonet fitted) in the upcoming RIA Premier Auction. It was scheduled for April, but has been postponed – check their web site for upcoming Online Only auctions every month, though!

Andrew Burgess is an underappreciated arms designer, and his Model 1878 (aka the Whitney-Burgess-Morse) had the potential to be a very serious competition to Winchester. It was chambered for the .45-70 Government cartridge, and unlike the Winchester 1876 Burgess’ design could handle to power of that round. However, a series of misjudgements led to production ending after less than two years. The first problem was unreliability of the lifte...

3D Printed Glock Backplates from Verex Tactical

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 07 April

3D printed Glock back plateYou may remember the Glock 34 Deadpool Edition or the Austrian Arms Space Predator Glock from VEREX Tactical in Austria? They have been tempting us with pictures of 3D Printed backplates for Glock pistols for a while, and now they are finally available. If you own a Glock pistol of Generation 1 to 5 of standard […]

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ODIN Works NAV 22 Rimfire Suppressor

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 07 April

ODIN Works NAV 22 Rimfire Suppressor (231)Introduced at SHOT Show 2020, the new ODIN Works NAV 22 rimfire suppressor is now available for purchase. This suppressor has a tubeless modular design allowing to change the overall length by removing or adding baffles. First, let’s see how ODIN Works describe this new suppressor: DIN Works first 22 LR suppressor, the NAV 22 […]

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Life with Carlos is an adventure, so much so that I often think I have lived 2 or 3 lifetimes compressed into one.

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Throughout our 50 years of marriage, we have not had a dull moment. We raised a family. We started our own business. We participated in a variety of sports and activities – camping, snow skiing, horseback riding, ...

ATHENS, AL., April 3, 2020 – Shoot Like A Girl announces a new Facebook Live session “Ladies Night In” Tuesday nights at 7pm Central Time as part of their ongoing efforts to battle the virus blues, and as a direct result of a study, The Impact of COVID-19!

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ECK system (where he uses a damn knife) in tow:

This guy is WAAAAAAAAY to highspeed for his own good.  You know how your parents always told you not to run with knives?  The same rule should apply to quickly manipulating a gun in front of your face while holding a knife. Yikes.

Oh and after the above video finished, this showed up in my youtube recommended videos 😂😂😂… a pure gold summary of some of his gun related tomfoolery:

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Defense Distributed Goliad

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Tuesday, 07 April

Cody Wilson is back… with a cryptic video:

I had to check the comments to see what any of that meant.  Here’s the deal according to top commenter GM4ThePeople:

“Dominica Yowls” is an anagram for “I am Cody Wilson”. “Goliad” is also an anagram, for “dialog”. “A dandy woodlot”: “download today”. “Jaded Faction”: “A Defcad Joint”.

Ok ok… so at DEFCAD there is a new gun out.  The FGC-9.  Here’s a trailer for it:

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Monday, 06 April

20:55

Customer Service

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:02, Monday, 06 April

There's this tiny little spring in some Colt-clones, it is a tiny coil, and it puts pressure o the hand of SAA revolve.  Because they are so tiny, they are easily lost, and after you take one or two o those revolvers apart, you learn to keep track of that tiny spring.

 buddy of mine lost one and called to ask if I hand a spare.  No I didn't but I was planning to call Cimarron anyway.

Cimarron Firearms imports cowboy style firearms.  I own several of their 1873 SAA reproductions, both from Uberti and Pietta.  The parts generally interchange, because they are Colt reproductions.

On Thursday I called Cimarron, fully expecting to get a machine, but I was pleasantly surprised when a person answered.  A fellow named Greg.  I told Greg that I wanted a couple of hand springs, the coil spring, and if he had them a couple of base pins for the Uberti Model P.

Greg said he saw the coil springs in the computer, but couldn't find the base pins; he wasn't sure if they were in stock.  He told me he's run down to the parts room, et them in hand, and call me back.&nbsp...

And, for good measure, announces he is ordered some from China. I hope somebody points out to Remington that there are lots of places (such as rural Michigan) that are in dire need. Charity doesn't begin at home when you have a governor like that.

side profle of SCAR17ShortyIf you recall at the beginning of the year we posted about the Imperial Arms Co CYPHER receiver. It is a virgin receiver that is SCAR compatible. Imperial Arms Co sent me a CYPHER X so I built it into a pistol that I call the SCAR17Shorty. How To Build A Pistol SCAR17Shorty Firstly I […]

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Louisiana Covid Update

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:25, Monday, 06 April

The Louisiana Dept of Health is reporting 14,867 cases of Covid-19 in Louisiana today, up from 13,010 reported yesterday.  That's an increase of 1857 if my math holds.

Rapides Parish is reporting 110 cases today.

The parishes of Orleans and Jefferson are reporting a total of 8095, more than half the cases in Louisiana.

I undertook a couple of covid-correct projects today.  First was laundry, a standard Monday chore.  Then, I put in a small raised-bed garden  Tomatoes, cayenne peppers, and green onions.


This is not...

And the Beat Goes On

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 14:57, Monday, 06 April

What day is it? I hardly know anymore. Yesterday was the same as the day before and tomorrow will be the same as today. I was greeted Saturday morning with this announcement regarding the MD State IDPA match.


We knew it was coming, but now it's real. No joy in Mudville.

Most of Saturday was spent pressure washing our deck and screened porch. As mentioned previously,  it's where we spend our time these days when I'm not working, and often when I am. After that chore was done, it was time to sit in the sun and dry out. My beer fridge is getting empty again, but there were still a few cans of Bell's Hopslam Ale to be found. The 10% ABV Double IPA...

Poetry in prose

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 15:30, Monday, 06 April

Of course, that would be Brigid, my Sister-from-another-mister.  She paints not with oils on canvas, but with words.  It's quite an unusual talent to combine both the technical with the deeply psychological, and she's the only one I know who can do it:

The sea is a broad expanse that neither eye nor voice can span, and when it's calm it lulls you into a false sense of comfort as the engines hum and you gaze out the window with clear, unconscious eye. You are not pondering thoughts that come to you poignant and silent, the order of your conscious, the conduct of life if there really is a proper way to die. You are not thinking of the operational capacities of a Vickers Pump or your own limitations. No, you are thinking about the really cold beer you will have at the end of a day, and the laughter of companionship. That is when you hear it, or think you hear it. That sound.

An aircraft engine has as many variances of sound as a human. There are satisfied hums, deep throated snarls, and the incessant whine of someone who is ...

Something I Never Noticed Before

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:41, Monday, 06 April

So, given that I am losing my mind in quarantine, I am re-watching every old movie in my collection of movies to hold onto my sanity‡. (the library is closed, which is my usual source for new – to me – movies.) I was watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, (“Even numbered Star Trek […]

POTD: Norwegian Army CBRN Specialist with HK416

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Monday, 06 April

Photo Of The Day, the top photos from around the World, and today we look at a Norwegian Army CBRN specialist on an exercise in Troms county. The Norwegian Armed Forces use the Heckler & Koch. They use versions like the HK416N, HK416K as well as the HK416S which is a specialized DMR version of […]

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The Rimfire Report: Reloading 22LR During the ApocalypseWelcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. In this series we discuss, explore and review various aspects of the rimfire world. Today we’ll discuss the concept of reloading 22LR. With the recent happenings across the globe I have been putting a lot of thought into modern conveniences and how easily they can disappear. For […]

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Speaking in the Old Tongue

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:32, Monday, 06 April

New Jersey desperately needs COBOL Programmers. That’s what the State’s Governor, Phil Murphy, apparently meant today, when he said at a press conference that the State needed volunteers who with “Cobalt” computer skills to help fix 40-year-old-plus unemployment insurance systems that are currently overwhelmed as a result of COVID-19-related job losses. [More]
At 62, Murphy's been around long enough to where that mistake is pretty much inexcusable for someone who had a career in finance. It makes me wonder what else he's faked his way through, along with who he knew, who he blew and who he screwed.

The wife has made a good living as a contractor with COBOL and other archaic skill sets over the last 3+ decades.  It's surprising how many have not transitioned. She'll be wrapping up her current assignment in August. I'll show her this for info, but I a...

Changing the Perspective

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:07, Monday, 06 April

Received via email in re my "Getting There" post:

It really seems to me almost every article is missing the point. Idaho didn't "expand" or "strengthen" anything. It stopped infringing. Can we change the narrative from "Oh thank you, government," to "about damn time?"
I know he couldn't have inferred that from my words about the posted article I linked to because anyone familiar with my work knows I agree with that.

Here's a more proper way of looking at things.

About Last Night...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:41, Monday, 06 April

Classic AAR Roundtable with Brad Premo, David Codrea and brilliant analysis from Neil McCabe [Listen]
Here's last night's Armed American Radio Hour Three, and yeah, I especially thought Neil hit it out of the park in the third segment, starting at @30:30 in.

The winning lawsuits being ramrodded through by SAF deserve recognition and they don't come easy or cheap.

I guess the reason that resonated with me when Neil brought them up and then started talking about...

Memento Mori

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:26, Monday, 06 April

A COVID-19 Musical Interlude? Kind of. Though this song was written before the current pandemic. “Memento Mori” is a Latin phrase, that often served as a subject of meditation in the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. It means “Remember that you must die.” It was to be a reminder that you need to pay […]

Welcome back to another edition of the TFB Round Table sponsored by Ammunition To Go! For those who are first joining us, this is a multi-part series where TFB will discuss the characteristics of great ammunition for specific applications. This could vary from big game hunting, plinking, precision rifle matches, small game hunting, or even pistol competitions. Chances are there is someone here at TFB who can offer you advice […]

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Infitech Sweden ABLast year we reviewed the Infitech Aimpoint Micro Mount and their Enlarged Magazine Release & Charging Handle, and it’s encouraging to see small companies come up with innovative ideas and products. We have reason to come back to Infitech, as they have some new interesting products for those who want to modify and improve their […]

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This idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can have — hold multiple bullets in them, is absolutely mindless. It is no violation of the Second Amendment, it’s just a bow to the special interests, the gun manufacturers and the NRA. It’s gotta stop.

Joe Biden
September 2, 2019
Joe Biden calls for elimination of gun magazines that can ‘hold multiple bullets in them’
[“Big lie” comes to mind. And that would probably be sufficient in most cases. But this is a special case.

“Mindless.” In context, this is more Interesting.

Rule 2 of SJW’s Always Lie is once again validated.—J...

I had no idea one of the symptoms of COVID-19 was penile shrinkage.

Mike Roberts @ecopoesis
Tweeted on April 1, 2020
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

This was his response to the record number of NICS checks in March.—Joe]

Don’t do this the way we do it.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:51, Monday, 06 April

There are a few unfortunate traditions that have sprung up here at the gulch – I couldn’t tell you why, it’s no choice of ours, it’s just Murphy being Murphy. Among these is we only seem to go to the county dump on really really windy days.

Over the winter a bunch of garbage piled up here at the Secret Lair, that old mattress spring sending me over the point where I can just piggyback on other peoples’ dump runs which is what I usually do. It became necessary to actually take the Jeep and trailer to the dump, which involved convoying with D&L’s big Dodge truck. To keep it legal, Neighbor D insisted on driving the Jeep on the public parts which ended up more or less traumatizing him because of the noise, lousy ride, idiosyncratic shifter (damn you, LB), noise, lack of inside door handle, squirmy steering, and noise. I never saw anyone turn control of a vehicle over to someone else faster in my life. The Jeep is, well, rather worn-in.

None of this would have been a problem except that as it happened we chose a very windy day even by the standards of Spring, which can be very windy indeed. And dump day is just...

And the Latest from China

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 08:21, Monday, 06 April

OK - Sure you hacked all of our data and are probably selling it on Craigs List as we speak and you have us all on lockdown because you think eating bats out of a wet market is a good idea after the whole SARS debacle.   But you will never rule the world as evidenced by your current marketing strategy.  I present  -  "Chinese Marketing  - a guideline as evidenced in an actual letter a large US manufacturer received and a friend passed on.

Chinese Marketing Tips!

Be Friendly!
You don't need spell check!
Commas are best used in the "artistic" sense, placement should be creative.
If all fails USE ALL CAPS
...

This was a great idea for an anthology. Laurell and William explain where it came from in the intro, but basically the way she pitched it to me, she was sick and tired of too much recent fiction trying too hard to be grimdark and hopeless.  You know the stuff I’m talking about. Everything sucks, everyone is a jerk, everything fails, then the characters all die. The end. That’s lame and kind of depressing.  So Laurell wanted to put together an anthology of stories that had an element of hope to them.

They didn’t need to be sugary, happy fun times, magic rainbows and unicorns stuff either. On the contrary, some of these in here are dark and deal with some harsh stuff, but she wanted stories that had some element of hope to them. Even when stuff is bleak, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s out this week. (Come to think of it, the timing of this is appropriate, but she started putting this together last summer).

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NYFC

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 08:26, Monday, 06 April

(Via Gab Trends)

New York City is going "temporarily" bury victims of Wuflu in public parks, in mass graves. I suspect there will be nothing temporary about it, and that later the graves will be turned into some sort of shrines praising the pathetic response of their government to the crisis.

You cannot make this shit up.
How to Get Your Stimulus Check as Quickly as Possible [Watch]
I'm gonna use the wealth transfer of my money to them back to me again to pay property taxes.

The thought strikes that applying the same disqualifying income threshold without a regional cost of living adjustment is grossly unfair to folks living in crushingly high Democrat enclaves like New York City and Los Angeles, as opposed to Deplorable, USA, and that at least makes me smile.

How far the Republic has strayed...

[Via DvD]
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Participation Trophies

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:32, Monday, 06 April

Harvard Law School Students Advocate for Licensing Without Bar Exam [More]
In fairness, looking at the ABA and activist leftwing judges, my initial reaction was the same as this lawyer's:


[Via Michae...
Alas, when the empirical research did not support the preconceived view of the Commission’s majority that “Stand Your Ground” laws harm African Americans, the project was shelved. [More]
How are we supposed to claim settled science if the data won't cooperate?

[Via Michael G]

Teach Your Children Well

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Monday, 06 April

The Schoolwork My Kids Are Bringing Home Exposes Public Schools’ Radical Leftist Politics [More]
Indoctrinators gonna indoctrinate.

[Via Michael G]

Help Wanted, Inquire Within

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:41, Monday, 06 April

Would any lawyers admitted in Vermont be interested in serving as local counsel for an amicus brief to be filed Friday in the Vermont Supreme Court? The case is State v. Misch, and involves a facial challenge to a recent ban on standard magazines over 10 rounds. [More]
I'll bet he really appreciates the helpful comment from Jagdish!

[Via Michael G]

Fisky Business

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Monday, 06 April

The Daily Telegraph this week received a letter from the Australian Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, who took gentle issue with our excellent coverage of the coronavirus crisis. [More]
One of the better point-by-point smackdowns I've had the pleasure to read...

[Via Michael G]


UPDATE: And ...
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Refuses Life Saving Help From Remington [More]
He'd rather people died than weaken his political narrative that gunmakers are evil.

Maybe if they retooled and made nipple rings...

[Via Greg K]
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The hardest hit states so far are blue states. So why is the media spending disproportionate amounts of time attacking red states? [More]
Because there's a narrative to push and plenty of virtue-oozing incompetents with no other qualifications who know they'd be unemployable elsewhere eager to push it...?

[Via Michael G]

Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment [More]
No. Your move.

[Via Matthew L]

Getting There...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:54, Monday, 06 April

HB 516 changed all of that. The bill removed discrimination, and now Constitutional Carry applies to all American citizens and Idaho residents who are 18 years of age or older. The law appears to be going into effect immediately. [More]
That's -- what do the anti-gunners call it when they score a victory? -- "a good first step."

Now eliminate "gun-free zones" and make it even more Constitutional.

[Via Jim Simpson for Congress]


Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed legislation that would mandate state voters to show a photo ID before they vote in the 2020 presidential election, and every election after. [More]
Gee, why would a Democrat do that?

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Anything for Attention

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:28, Monday, 06 April

Biden Campaign Advisor: Prosecute Trump For ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ For Endorsing Hydroxychloroquine To Fight Virus [More]
Crakron sure has changed since I was a boy.

She's a lawyer, too, and she's this ignorant, obviously just doing it for publicity and ethics be damned?

Two can play this game. So could 200...

[Via Michael G]

'Snitches get rewards': Democratic LA mayor wants residents to tattle on businesses that don't obey 'safer at home' order - 'We want to thank you for turning folks in ...' [More]
It's a time-honored national socialist tradition, you know...

[Via Jess]

From a conversation elsewhere...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:59, Monday, 06 April

If you have a cell phone, you have a remotely activatable microphone with a GPS locator on your person. It doesn’t have to be a smartphone, either. If you haven’t been conducting yourself accordingly since about the time Clancy released Clear and Present Danger, I don’t know what to say.

Also, if I were an information-hungry oppressive government, I totally wouldn't pay special attention to the person who refused to own a smart phone or a credit card or "smart speaker" and did all their transactions in cash. That wouldn't be super conspicuous at all.

We learned a long time ago that black was a lousy color for night camouflage because "nothing" stands out from a background of "something".
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The definition of eternity...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:42, Monday, 06 April

The second apartment I lived in, after I moved out of my parents house, my roommate was a fantastic cook. For Thanksgiving, he decided he would cook a turkey.

There were only two of us living there. We ate turkey for a while. Turkey sandwiches, turkey stew, stir-fried rice and turkey, turkey noodle soup...

Do you know what the definition of "eternity" is? Two people and one turkey.

Yesterday Bobbi placed a takeout order with Half Liter BBQ for a whole brisket. I'm having flashbacks.


It's a lot tastier than turkey, though, I'll give it that.
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Operation Ten-Go

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 09:14, Monday, 06 April

On April 1st, 1945, the Allies launched the invasion of the Ryukyu island chain on the push toward the main islands of Japan. The largest of the Ryukyu chain was Okinawa. It would be the bloodiest fighting of the war. The Japanese had dug in the cliffs and mountains and set the stage for a defensive battle where they simply tried to kill as many Americans as possible before they were overwhelmed.

The high cost and savage nature of this battle cannot be overstated. The battle for Okinawa was one of the topics in discussion when Pr. Truman's advisors were discussing the use of the atom bomb to drive a surrender. Using Okinawa and extrapolating to the cost of a land invasion on Honshu helped Pr. Truman to decide to use atomic weapons.

The Japanese were overmatched by this time in the war. They had been out classed by new U.S. aircraft and weapons and completely overwhelmed by U.S. manufacturing in all areas. The goal of their response at Okinawa was to bleed the American forces badly enough that the United States would negotiate an armistice with Japan rather than invade the home islands.

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New York City schools ban Zoom

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:02, Monday, 06 April

Interesting:

As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service.

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News of the ban comes after a barrage of criticism over the company’s security policies and privacy practices, as hundreds of millions of users forced to work during the pandemic from home turn to the video calling platform. On Friday, Zoom’s chief executive apologized for “mistakenly” routing some calls through China, after researchers said the setup would put ostensibly encrypted calls at risk of interception by Chinese authorities. Zoom also apologized for claiming its service was end-to-...

so I can buy things like this and the stuff to load for it.

need to be dealt with.

And getting rid of the bastards would keep them from effing up recovery from the mess they helped create.

Crazy left-wing busybodies rule the world. Didn’t you know? If there is anything going on that useful, productive, or merely fun, they’ve got Environmentalism to use to get their way. Essentially anything human beings do can be argued to produce changes in the world, and any changes can be claimed to be somehow, in some sense, negative. Voilà! Mustn’t offend Gaia! That’s been banned!

Driven grouse shooting in England & Scotland is not only a sport. It’s also an economic activity. The sale of wild game was banned early in the last century in the United States. Market hunters were responsible for the eradication of the buffalo and the near extinction of some other specie...

Tim Blair Tells Off China

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:52, Monday, 06 April

Tim Blair responds to Chinese criticism of the Australian Daily Telegraph’s reporting:

The Daily Telegraph this week received a letter from the Australian Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, who took gentle issue with our excellent coverage of the coronavirus crisis.

Following is a point-by-point response to the Consulate General and China’s communist dictatorship:

Recently the Daily Telegraph has published a number of reports and opinions about China’s response to COVID-19 that are full of ignorance, prejudice and arrogance.

If a state-owned newspaper in China recei...

Fine stuff.

It Was All a Big Mistake

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

The mistake was his… Suspected burglar shot by West Spokane homeowner told deputies he thought he was in friend’s house. The homeowner told deputies he had been upstairs watching a movie with his wife and had just turned off the TV when he heard a noise in the kitchen. Being late in the night, he […]

Terror Doesn’t Stop for Disease

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 06 April

Why would it? Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened. A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry.

Barton Jenks’ Model 1867 Rolling Block Trials Rifle

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

These are lots #133 (from-scratch rifle) and #134 (muzzleloader conversion) in the upcoming RIA Premier Auction. It was scheduled for April, but has been postponed – check their web site for upcoming Online Only auctions every month, though!

Barton Jenks was parts of a family rifle with inventors. These included Joseph Jenks, who was granted the first patent in the American colony in 1646 (for a sawmill design), his uncle William Jenks who created the Jenks Mule-Ear carbine, and his father Alfred who was an innovator in textile machinery. When the Civil War began, Alfred and Barton had a very successful company manufacturing machines for working wool ...

Confirmed: NICS Checks, Gun Sales Soared in March

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 09:10, Monday, 06 April

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Really Right Stuff Cinch-LR Bino Adapter

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 06 April

RRS adapterReally Right Stuff from Lehi, Utah (USA) has been around since 1990 and they deliver various support systems for optics. They claim that all of their products are designed, built, assembled in the USA. Even the hex keys of their products are sourced from the United States. Really Right Stuff have a new interesting product […]

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Brownells Boredom BusterThe homie Roy at Brownells emailed me a clever promo they have going now – “Brownells Boredom Buster”. Rules are below, but the long and short of it is that Brownells is giving someone a shot at a $10k shopping spree if they post an entertaining gun-related video to Instagram on or before April 16 […]

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Revolvers are obviously inferior to autoloading pistols in a general, overall sense for gunfighting and personal protection. But there are a handful of things revolvers do better than autos. Here are a few. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages if you enjoy our program, and consider […]

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In 2017 TFB visited the exhibition “James Bond in Motion” at the London Film Museum. Do you want a little ‘James Bond’ in your life and your firearms collection? Well, Carl Walther from Germany now has a series of four ‘new’ Walther PPKs for you. They are all chambered in 9mm short, or .380 ACP, which is perhaps the […]

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