Tuesday, 28 January

21:55

I am told that it is being mentioned by KBSU, but not the speakers.  If you know anyone who is pro-gun and not nine sheets to the wind in conspiracy theories or general nuttiness, it would be nice if the audience wasn't 99% gun control advocates glaring at me and calling me a murderer.  The CNN Town Hall after Parkland was either something of a setup, or our side did not know to show up.

Feb. 4, 6-8pm, Cinder Winery, 107 E 44th St, Garden City, ID 83714.

The case is In re Carlstrom, handled by Ev Nappen. It's a good illustration of how arbitrary permit schemes can be.

The applicant is a security guard, assigned to AMC Theaters. He submitted an application for a carry permit, with "three endorsements to his good character and behavior, certificates indicating the completion of several firearms training and safety courses, the employment application for his security guard position, and a certified letter of need from the director of operations at Global Security Services," which noted that he had to protect large amounts of cash and "movie theatres have been included in Homeland Security documents and press releases as "soft targets" for terrorism and have been in the news on several occasions recently for episodes of firearms- related violence, necessitating an armed presence."

His police chief approved the application, but the trial court (which issues the permits) rejected that, finding that the NJ law requires proof of an "urgent necessity for protection of self or others" and he had not specified any previous...

[SHOT 2020] SWORD Brass Catcher for 300 Norma-388 Lapua MagS.W.O.R.D. International Has Big Brass…Catchers New for 2020 from S.W.O.R.D. is a humungous brass catcher that can fit their Mk18 Mod 1 Mjölnir chambered in .300 Norma mag, .338 Norma Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum.  The first thing to catch my eye when I walked by their booth, their new brass catcher sits under a […]

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[SHOT 2020] Zev Technologies 2020 OZ-9C Lineup

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 17:58, Tuesday, 28 January

Zev Technologies 2020 OZ9C LineupZev Technologies is a premier high-end firearms manufacturer of handgun and rifle components. In the past years, Zev has released its own line of ZEV OZ9 pistols and this year at shot they have improved their 2020 lineup by offering a couple of new variations for their OZ-9C Pistol and components. [SHOT 2020] Zev Technologies 2020 […]

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17:55

https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1221881826945441794



So they’ll go after violations for other rights, but where the Second Amendment is concerned, state entities can do as they please without fear of federal checks? Even though infringements directly affect the “security of a free State” by disarming the citizen Militia? [More]
It's past time the Second Amendment was treated consistently by the DOJ -- especially since preventing deprivation of rights, that is, "secur[ing] the Blessings of Liberty," is a mandated prerequisite for "consent of the governe...

[SHOT 2020] The New X Products Fore Golf Ball Cannon

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 17:02, Tuesday, 28 January

[SHOT 2020] X Products Fore Golf Ball LauncherFor those familiar with X Products, you’ll know that they come out with a combination of innovative, useful and fun products for the firearms industry. X Products was at SHOT 2020 showing off their pressurized and unpressurized flamethrowers, drum magazines, their famous Can Cannon. New This year is the X Products Fore, an AR-15 Compatible […]

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This year Steyr upgraded their hunting rifle line with different finishes, chamberings, and styles such as a Mannlicher walnut stock addition. These are aimed at the ‘Blue Collar’ customer to get an affordable rifle out in the field. On the Steyr AUG end of things, Steyr partnered with a local company in Austria to bring […]

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This year’s SHOT Show was the first to have models representing all three of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program prototypes. While SIG had actual prototypes on display (which TFB got our first look at back in September at DSEI 2019) both Textron and General Dynamics had models on display at their partner booths. […]

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Barrett is bringing their multi-caliber MK22 ASR entry to the US civilian market! The rifle will come with three interchangeable barrels and a complete kit that shooters can purchase through their distributor. The MK 22 is significant because it won the latest round of SOCOM rifle trials, concluding in December 2019. ««« GUN AND GEAR […]

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14:55

So maybe I should bend a principle and vote Trump after all. If only to wipe that look off Don Lemon’s face…

Somebody ought to tell these very smart people that this is not how you persuade people to your point of view.

$60M

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:00, Tuesday, 28 January

"Everytown to spend $60 Million on 2020 elections"

Wow!  That's the same amount Wayne LaPierre is gonna grift out of the NRA membership to line his own pockets this year, too.

Peppers and Sausage

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:43, Tuesday, 28 January

I wanted something savory on a rainy Monday.  Peppers and sausage.


Ingredients
1 lb good smoked sausage
4 big bell peppers
1 large onion
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
Olive oil
1 T minced garlic
Salt, pepper

Cook it.
Chop onions and peppers into strips.  In a large skillet, brown the sausage and set aside.  Put olive oil, peppers and onion in the skillet, turn fire to medium-low, and cover the skillet.  The peppers and onion will start to "melt down".  Add browned sausage.  Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a hoagie bun, or over rice, or just put it on a plate and eat it. 

Did You Ever Wonder...

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 11:59, Tuesday, 28 January

...why we red-necked, knuckle-dragging, gun-hugging, bible-thumping, cousin-humping, racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, Islamophobic Neanderthals with low sloping foreheads won't vote Democrat?

These guys do:


Wait until November.  Who'll be laughing then?

The Left's plans for us

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 13:44, Tuesday, 28 January

(Via Breitbart News)



I've mostly refrained (I think) from commenting on the Bernie Sanders campaign workers' constant stream of "eat the rich" videos, at least here. The latest one to have surfaced is this one, where at least they aren't immediately loading us onto the boxcars.

If you haven't seen them, the rest are on YouTube and a lot of other places on the Intertubz. You might want to watch them.

Lest We Forget

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:36, Tuesday, 28 January


Full Interview with Holocaust Survivor, Theodore Haas - Holocaust Survivor Denounces Anti-Gun Movement [More]

This will be new to many, but Aaron Zelman did this 30 years ago. I'm just imagining how different things might be if this had been included in every high school history class from then to now.

Up in Smoke

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:28, Tuesday, 28 January


As for the public, it’s navigating a minefield where the same conduct that could produce a pleasant evening could also result in a prison sentence. [More]

And the stealing of a birthright...

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As Expected

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:05, Tuesday, 28 January


The 2020 pre-session anti gun bills are now available. There are no real surprises. [More]
There'll be plenty of time for those after we've disarmed you!

By the Numbers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:01, Tuesday, 28 January

Nearly 4,500 people were found with guns at security checkpoints in 2019, leading to TSA firearm confiscations, setting a new record. [More]
That's a lot of dumb@$$ people. That said, before the antis all start shrieking, it sounds worse than it is when you consider practically no one had evil intent and that "Every day, the FAA's Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provides service to more than ... 2.7 million airline passengers..."

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In addition to the negligent, I blame the fact that this society places such limited value on making adequate gun education an expectation.

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Be It Resolved

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:40, Tuesday, 28 January


Model Second Amendment Resolution for Counties or State Legislatures [More]

Unlike many that we've seen so far, where their hearts are in the right place, this one is based on First Principles and is written by a "lawyer, philosopher & logician [and] strict constructionist of the U.S. Constitution."

This one is specifically relevant to Virginia. If you're planning on crafting a resolution for your state, she's willing to help.


[More]Commentary here...

He gets more and more ludicrous to the point where you gotta wonder if even his fans aren't dumb enough not to realize they're being had. A part of me is starting to wonder if he may se...

New Twist on Old Tactic

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:06, Tuesday, 28 January


European Gun Makers Are Quietly Supplying the Mexican Drug Wars [More]

Don't worry-- the story quickly gets around to U.S. gun shops.

Curious though-- not one word about Fast and Furious.

What can I say but "Vice"?

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ATF moving all apps, services to the cloud by October [More]
What could go wrong?

In any case, I'd keep Russell Vanderwerf off the internet.

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First, a couple assumptions: Trump is going to win in November, either handily or in a blowout.  We're looking at him in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue until January 2025.  Also, the Democratic Party is coming apart at the seams, in a similar way to what happened to the Republican Party back in 2015-16.  There's a lot of the party that thinks that the "establishment" types sold them down the river.  Frankly, it's hard to argue with them on that - the establishment did sell out every pr...

"If your cause is just, why lie?"

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:57, Tuesday, 28 January

is how it's often put at GFZ; the apparent answer is 'because they can't help themselves'.

And now,
On Monday, after receiving messages of support and sympathy over the post, most of which were retweeted by the surgeon, Sakran deleted the post.

The anti-gun rights activist told The Baltimore Sun that he was advised by authorities to delete the post and to cease publicly talking about the alleged threat.
Except
According to The Post Millennial, Fairfax County Police claims they never offered Mr. Sakran such advice, nor has the surgeon filed a police report over the alleged threat.

“The Post Millennial reached out to Fairfax County Police, the local law enforcement jurisdiction surrounding Fairfa...

Is China still a Communist nation?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:01, Tuesday, 28 January

As China once again is in the news – thanks to the coronavirus and the recent Phase I trade deal – let us look at that empire a bit more.

China is increasingly becoming THE bugbear of American politicians and brass-hats (Pentagon political “soldiers”). Dozens of specialty news outlets, and a few mainstream media outlets, push the threat that China presents to the FedGov, the Fifty States, and world economy and peace.

I have, for years, viewed China as an evolving but still Marxist state, molded by the murders and tyranny of Mao and his successors. Together with traditional Chinese culture and morals, and with a surprising amount of ingenuity, it has survived nearly three decades longer than its parent, the Soviet Union.

But now, I wonder… and my understanding is changing.

The impetus for this comes from several scholars and writers. One is Peter Zeihen, a geopolitical observer and student of history. The other is George Gilder, a “future guru” and now with Agora (and Laissez Faire).

I’ll talk about George Gilder first. He offers an interesting view o...

Of course

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:23, Tuesday, 28 January

Having just gotten into shotguns with a new Beretta 1301 Comp, they have released a new, improved version.

But one more gun law would help

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:23, Tuesday, 28 January

Political correctness causes shooting:

The two suspects in this downtown shooting have been arrested 44 times with 20 convictions and 21 times with 15 convictions. Marquise Tolbert, the one with 20 convictions, had three felonies last year alone. You tell me how someone with three felonies in 2019 is walking around free and able to engage in a shootout that kills a woman and injures a bunch of other people, including a 9-year-old kid. Both Tolbert and William Tolliver, the other suspect, are just 24 years old. They both have previously been arrested and charged with drive-by shootings and unlawful possession of a firearm in 2018. So the courts knew full well that these were gun-toting gang members. Why did our justice system let them walk free? Why do we place criminals above law-abiding citizens?

In Illinois

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:21, Tuesday, 28 January

A second amendment victory: IL Supreme Court: Misdemeanor convictions shouldn’t preclude gun ownership forever

Media Hogg

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:20, Tuesday, 28 January

He’d kind of disappeared for a while. But he has returned to saying dumb things. Apparently, gun control was invented centuries ago by trans-gendered people. Or something.

ATF going to the cloud

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:18, Tuesday, 28 January

FedScoop:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is nearing a milestone of closing its last remaining data center and moving all of its data and applications to the cloud.

By the end of the fiscal year, ATF wants to have all of its users transitioned over to a new commercial cloud environment and plans to close down the data center and repurpose it for office space, bureau CTO Mason McDaniel told FedScoop.

What could possibly go wrong?

Great advice

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:11, Tuesday, 28 January

NJT: The time to prep is not DURING the panic.

I too noticed that Amazon was out earlier in the week. It became an issue for me because I used all of mine up cleaning up fire extinguisher media. Ordinarily, I keep a box or two at the house. It’s not too late. I noticed today that the local Lowe’s had cases of them. I guess people go to Amazon first.

Great moments in self awareness

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:07, Tuesday, 28 January

The Daily Mail: Prince Charles flew 16,000 miles in just 11 days using three private jets and one helicopter before proudly posing with Greta Thunberg in Davos

Hypocritical environmentalist is the new normal.

And another: CNN’s Don Lemon and guests mock Trump supporters as uneducated and illiterate

The dumbest man on TV, who once asked if a black hole sucked up a missing plane, is making fun of the ignorant? For the record, the reporter was the one who couldn’t identify Ukraine on a map. Lemon’s lack of self awareness isn’t new.

And, lastly:

Didn't your garbage network just settle a nine-figure lawsuit for defaming a Catholic child at a pro-life march? ...

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 08:00, Tuesday, 28 January

Kriss USA Vector in .22 LR. I’d like it to have more than 10+1 capacity though.

Marcolmar is bringing a couple new variants of their CETME-L reproduction rifles to market this year, specifically optics equipped rifles such as the SUSAT version that saw service with Spanish Marines. They also have a CETME-LV with folding stock that comes in both pinned barrel and SBR versions. The pinned barrel has a faux muzzle […]

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10:55

Or he's just an idiot.  Take your pick.  Splendid Isolation points to this quote:

Biden continued, “So, the idea we’re gonna cut the defense budget significantly, we can cut it some, but we don’t need standing armies, we need to be smarter than we’re dealing now into how we handle this.”
And there's video showing him make a fool of himself.   Splendid Isolation points out that he will not be able to enforce gun bans without a standing army.  Perhaps Biden does not understand the words he uses.  And this is the supposed responsible adult of the Democrats?

About That Zombie Apocalypse...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:04, Tuesday, 28 January


The Media Wants You To Panic Over The Coronavirus. Don’t Fall For It. Here Are The Real Facts. [More] 

You mean I have a better chance of being killed by some anti-gun doctor?

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:58, Tuesday, 28 January


15 Awesome Things I Saw At The Massive U.S. Gun Show Only Insiders Can Attend [More]
I guess.  I'm more an "animating contest of freedom" kind'a guy, and while the hardware is crucial, it's the ideology that keeps me motivated.

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The American citizen should have the right to keep and bear arms equal to that of the Army infantryman or the Marine rifleman. [Watch]
Tennessee is getting a state rifle?

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Going Down Under in Flames

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Tuesday, 28 January


‘National Coalition for Gun Control Australia’ Paid by the Same People Who Stop Reduction Burning. [More]

The site displays funky for me and you have to scroll down to find this, but the information is worth noting.

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Physician, Heal Thyself

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


HATE HOAX: Anti-Gun Trauma Surgeon Panics After Getting Exposed, Deletes His Fake ‘Death Threat’ Tweets – Then Lies About His Contact with Fairfax Police! [More]

Since the gun-grabbers are using the opinions of doctors to push a "public health" model onto the public via coercive legislation that puts people at risk and jeopardizes lives, could a malpractice complaint be filed against this gunquack for fraud?

UPDATE: More pictures and Hogglett squeals.

[Various versions of this story submitted via several of you]

Employ Us Before We Kill Again!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:12, Tuesday, 28 January


This strategy helped stop murders, prosecutors say. But Kansas City police killed it [More]

It doesn't strike proponents that anyone unrestrained and immoral enough to murder people because of a rollback on a government program may just be too dangerous and prone to snap to be trusted without a custodian?

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Well Regulated and Otherwise

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Tuesday, 28 January


Early American Militias: The Forgotten History of Freedmen Militias from 1776 until the Civil War [More]

Interesting read.

I have a Part 2 to this submitted a while back and coming out any day now...

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An Infringement Too Far?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Tuesday, 28 January


Virginia Dems Kill Gun Bill [More]
You have to scroll down.

Don't wanna discriminate against criminals...

I'm trying to find the "satire" part.

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link

Mark Goldblatt quotes himself from an NR article from 2002:

Elitism, to be sure, is as old as human society. But never in recorded history has a less cerebrally, morally, or spiritually elite Elite looked down their noses a...

1940s Chicago

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:15, Tuesday, 28 January

Report from Japan

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:05, Tuesday, 28 January


Biho Takashi, Two crows fly in the snow falling sky, 1890s.

Belacqui:

Every retail store in Japan, from supermarkets and electronics stores to 100yen shops and secondhand thriftstores, have their own theme song and jingle which they play on repeat in their stores, and sometimes supermarkets have jingles for specific seasonal dinner plates in attempt to brainwash customers.

There is also a truck which circles through Shibuya and nearby areas blasting an annoying recording of women singing high pitched and off-key, adverti...

Kalashnikov USA had a number of different offerings this year, everything from an all-American 7.62x39mm AKM rifle to competition entries from Decedent Arms who are putting their competition modifications to the AK-patterned platforms. Probably the most important point that readers are interested in is the 7.62x39mm AKM that Kalashnikov is putting out, in addition to […]

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In the precision rifle world, B&T industries is well known for their top quality bipods, monopod and rail accessories.  Starting with their monopod and moving to their V8 series then the PSR (to meet the needs of the similarly named USSOCOM rifle project) more recently the Cal and now the SUPER Cal B&T are not […]

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[SHOT 2020] Rapid Stop Tourniquet

by Marcus Hom in The Firearm Blog at 09:40, Tuesday, 28 January

Walking through the Wednesday Pop-Up showcase is always a mixed bag.  Most of the booths are things that would not warrant a full display at SHOT.  I do, however, enjoy heading up there and looking for the diamonds in rough.  I think this year Rapid Stop Tourniquet was my favorite find. As an instructor for […]

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[SHOT 2020] Walther Q4 SF Optics Ready and 380 CCP

by Miles in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Tuesday, 28 January

Walther’s 9x19mm Q4 SF steel-framed handgun is based on their earlier Q5 Match, except with an optics-ready plate that allows users to mount an optic of their choice to the handgun. The pistol is intended as a carry version of the Q5 which was received with much fanfare last year but many requested that a […]

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07:55

Quote of the day—Mike Arst

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Tuesday, 28 January

He uses the word “little” as a verbal bludgeon, as in his frequent repetition of the phrase “hypocritical little nitwit.”

The purpose of using the word that way is to belittle: literally, to make little. When someone is depicted as “little,” for a moment he might appear (to the flamer) to have become smaller and less threatening. When the flamer is hooked on such talk, it seems likely to me he has revealed that he’s afraid of something — and he has to make the thing that frightens him into a small, harmless, even ludicrous object. But it doesn’t work; he has to go on doing this kind of thing because he can’t stop being afraid. He’s doing it to you today; he’ll do it to another guy tomorrow. (Each time, he’ll think it is a victory for him; in fact it does nothing for him — he’s just a little slow to realize it <g>)

Back in the days when I was very anti-gun, I tended to think of “gun nuts” as drooling, knuckle-dragging morons. Cavemen. Uneducated. Beer-drinking slobs who could barely read and who probably beat up their wives a lot. Maybe they were even all closet Nazis, eh? Etc., etc., etc. It was an image that came instantly to mind. I w...

Cold Landscapes

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 07:40, Tuesday, 28 January

This was the first draft of the first chapter of my second book Saving Grace a Story of Adoption.  I posted it today for the daughter of an author friend who is dealing with some challenges right now. Saving Grace got few reviews but it actually sold more copies than The Book of Barkley, which as of Jan of this year was still a best seller in the UK, almost 6 years after printing.  Saving Grace was a deeply personal book, and probably not for everyone but it speaks to anyone that's had to give up on something dearly loved in order to save a life.
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She would not have noticed the town that first time, but for the speed trap.  It was a two-lane shortcut to the interstate heading north, a sign that says 50 mph and then almost immediately after, one that s...

Legal Arguments

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:44, Tuesday, 28 January

A compelling legal argument from professor Alan Dershowitz on the legal standard for impeachment.  It's an hour, but if you enjoy a vigorous legal argument, well worth the time.



As I understand the argument, it boils down to simply that an impeachment is based on a crime as defined in law.  What Trump may have done might be despicable, but not a crime defined in law.  All the rest are political arguments that can be made for consideration at the ballot box, but those acts don't rise to the level of an impeachable offense.

Reasoning with Maniacs?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:42, Tuesday, 28 January


I thought the Democrats could be reasoned with. I was wrong. [More]
Really? You did?

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Big Wheels Keep on Turnin'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:32, Tuesday, 28 January


1. Action item: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, January 28, at 4:30 pm
2. City of Waynesboro voted to become sanctuary number 137 on January 27! [More]
These are the people who presume authority to say "No."

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Upside Down on 2A

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:13, Tuesday, 28 January


A few dozen GOP loyalists shouted down Ducey at Saturday’s AZGOP state convention, interrupting his speech to shame him for having proposed “red flag laws.” ... a...couple dozen people stood, waved signs and chanted, “no red flag”... [More]

They were told to shut up and sit down or they would be removed.  Meanwhile, Il Ducey responded by saying "Arizona is the number one pro-Second Amendment state in the nation, and that’s not going to change," and is proceeding with the con that STOP orders are different from "red...



Some of us understand full well that what’s at stake is existential and that if we fall, history shows us what we can expect. [More]

Just because most Virginia Democrats are too damn dumb to grok what they're being swindled out of doesn't mean there aren't some evil, calculating minds who not only know what, but why.

A strong, vibrant membership continues to support the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its mission. RMEF ended 2019 maintaining an all-time high of more than 234,000* members.

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Not Yet Peak Entertainment

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:58, Tuesday, 28 January

I'm not going to lie, from an entertaining television standpoint, the biggest letdown of the entire impeachment process is that there is absolutely zero chance of seeing Donald Trump getting questioned under oath.

You know it would be funny because the guy can't go off script for two sentences without reflexively telling a whopper. He's a chaos imp; he just blithely makes up his reality as he goes. It'd be like watching an attorney tearing their hair out trying to cross-examine this kid.


Suppose I whittled one?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:13, Tuesday, 28 January

How about CNC machining one? Bending and welding?
I'm just trying to get a handle on which manufacturing processes you think the PA state constitution protects with the whole "shall not be questioned" language. https://t.co/XJOXoiOP7m
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 28, 2020

I was saddened to read of the death from leukemia of Clayton Christensen.  He wrote a very influential book titled The Innovator's Dilemma that I posted about years ago:

Clayton Christensen wrote the single most terrifying business book I've ever read. In The Innovator's Dilemma, he says that it's obvious why badly-managed companies go out of business (they're badly managed, duh). He asks a very interesting question: why do well-managed companies go out of b...

New York State Now Charges to Look at the Stars

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:53, Tuesday, 28 January


Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, Museum of Modern Art.

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street.
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat.
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman.

The Beatles

The taxman is at his very worst in New...

“All About Power”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:30, Tuesday, 28 January

HT: Bird Dog.

Kerfuffle is a word that could have been engineered just for this dustup. WaPo Union Condemns Management for Suspending Reporter Over Kobe Tweet. If you’re living under a rock, maybe you don’t know that Kobe Bryant, and a bunch of other people including his 13-year-old daughter, died in a helicopter crash. So the intertubes have […]

He ended up being shot. RCSD: Man went to Irmo home threatening to shoot ex-girlfriend and her family, shot by homeowner. Joseph James Harkless, the suspect, went through a break up with his girlfriend earlier in the day Saturday. He then threatened to shoot her and her family, deputies said Officials say Harkless went to […]

Gunfire In Gun Free UK

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 28 January

How is this possible? They should pass a law outlawing guns, or something. Oh, wait… Boy playing on Xbox was forced to duck when bullets sprayed above his head as gunman blasted home. A family ‘feared for their lives’ as a gunman blasted shots at their home on two occasions in the same day in […]

A Final Word on Virginia

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Tuesday, 28 January

Well probably not the last word, but I love the image. Sic Semper Tyrannis. The MSM was anticipating the violence like your puppy waiting for you to come home from work so he can anoint your shoes with the wee-wee of joy. And it didn’t happen. And of course Virginia passed even more draconian gun […]

The Truth Behind the Great G36 Controversy

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Tuesday, 28 January

Is the G36 a great rifle unfairly maligned? Or is it mealy and inaccurate? Let’s look at the question, and find out what was really going on with the Great G36 Controversy.

New project

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 03:02, Tuesday, 28 January

Building a FrankenGlock:

It’s sized like a G19. Next one should go much smoother. I had several work stoppages because I didn’t order a part. This also probably cost me a bit more than it should have just due to the shipping. Live and learn.

I may have just grabbed a Zev OZ9C instead but the C wasn’t out when I ordered the parts.

[SHOT 2020] New Christensen Arms Rifles and Handguns

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 07:15, Tuesday, 28 January

Christensen Arms Ranger 22For years Christensen Arms has been known for their high end ultralight rifles.  The high price tag attached to these rifles is usually what separated them from the rest of the consumer market.  Christensen looks to change that, and showcased a variety of new rifles and handguns at SHOT 2020 with incredibly appealing price tags […]

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Franklin Armory is coming out with a Binary trigger for the Ruger 10/22 platform. The trigger will have ambidextrous controls with a safe, semi, and binary option, allowing shooters to fire a round when the trigger is pressed and then another round when the trigger is depressed from the trigger reset position. The selector is […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James discusses the PSA JAKL with Palmetto State Armory. The JAKL is essentially a bufferless AR-15 featuring a monolithic upper, a non-reciprocating charging handle and a folding brace. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages if you enjoy our program, and consider […]

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Springfield Armory is bringing their Hellcat to market, a striker-fired handgun that comes in both optics ready and optics dedicated platforms with the Shield red dot sight. Optic-equipped handguns have slowly been taking mainstream handguns by storm and this is certainly a major step forward with one of the larger handgun companies introducing a complete […]

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Prep

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Tuesday, 28 January

The time to prep is not DURING the panic.

You ordered mask a few days ago?  Well, good for you!  You beat the crowd  They aren't available on Amazon now.  TOO LATE FOR THE REST OF YOU.

Which may be good.  Them masks are probably made in China anyway.  Shoulda got your BEFORE the Umbrella Corporation in China had that containment breach of the Dos Equis Virus, or whatever it's called.

No, you need to get ahead of the panic.  Ammo and canned good are still plentiful.  Now. This week.  Too late to get a gun, legally, in Maryland.  By the time your paperwork goes through we'll be Beyond Thunderdome as the Kung Flu death rate continues to grow more than geometrically. 

After the ammo is gone, terlet paper (or phone books), and coffee beans and/or peppercorns.  No for you, you use thems as currency.  Gold wedding bands.  You can bribe checkpoint guards with those.  Don't bribe with a gold coin.  If you got one gold coin, that means you have more, and they will look for it.  But who has two wedding bands?

"What about you, T-Bolt?  Do you ...

After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp.

I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last Christmas. However, we all can take steps to try to stave off physical and mental deterioration. Learning something new is a great way to do this. It stimulates your brain, and, if the activity is physical, encourages you to stay in shape.

With that in mind, I started taking shotgun classes earlier last year. 

I signed up for a shotgun class at the Women’s Leadership Forum Summit last September in San Antonio, Texas, and I wanted to gain practice ahead of time. Knowing the summit class was coming up motivated me to begin building my skills.

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"Will you make this in .45ACP?"

by Tam in View From The Porch at 03:49, Tuesday, 28 January



I can, however, now say that I've been to an Elvis wedding in Vegas...


Seeing Red in Virginia

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 04:45, Tuesday, 28 January

[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli plans to write Virginia state legislators along these lines about the perversions inherent in Red Flag laws. This is a good example of necessary citizen involvement with otherwise clueless and self-absorbed government representatives.] I am writing to you to ask that you consider the following information before taking action on any so-called […]

[SHOT 2020] New Pistol & Rifle Optics from Holosun

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 00:58, Tuesday, 28 January

I swung by Holosun’s Industry Range Day and SHOT Show Floor booths to take a look at and try out their newest products. Much of their pistol red dot optic line has undergone small revamps and the flagship products are their new HE509 and HE508 V2. Most of their revamped models now have a convenient […]

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The bruthers had to do it to em:

It’s 2020… maybe it’s about time we’re all running one of these? 🤔...

Caught the corona virus apparently (insert dad joke about him drinking too many Coronas):

3:00 – haha the cleaning rod and bayonet lug… yea why bother.

It continually blows my mind how manufacturing guns doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all.  I guess there are new kids that are growing up every day though, who don’t alr...

[SHOT 2020] Historic Concealed Carry Weapons at the NRA Booth

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 00:30, Tuesday, 28 January

By far the best thing at the SHOT 2020 NRA booth was the small display of historic concealed carry weapons suitably concealed at the rear of the booth, behind the recruitment desks. The interesting historic weapons are drawn from the NRA firearms museums’ collections. The weapons range from stylish but deadly cane guns to weird […]

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Monday, 27 January

20:55

January 27th, 1967

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 20:50, Monday, 27 January


Apollo 1 

 Roger Chaffee, Virgil “Gus” Grissom & Ed White II

The China Crisis

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 20:00, Monday, 27 January

There are very few empires left on this planet. I count three, to be precise; some might have a total of five. Those are the FedGov (USA), India, and China. Some would add France and Russia. All of those are, their predecessors (or earlier versions of themselves) in the process of falling, as happened during and after the First and Second World Wars.

Indeed, they jockey for position, as if it were a race. Right now, it seems that China may be the quickest to succumb.

Why?

Given that I’ve already discussed the geopolitical reasons that China is (a) an empire, and (b) in great danger of collapse, why am I again beating this drum?

In a word: coronavirus. For the latest panic-magnifying results, read the Daily Mail article. A brief summary: although admitting only a couple of thousand cases of the illness and 81 or so dead, the government’s “transparency” and truth is suspect. Some observers report at least 90,000 cases. And with video and photos showing shrouded dead bodies...

College Indoctrination in the Frozen North

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:33, Monday, 27 January

Heh. White Guilt at 28°F: $50,176 a Year. Concordia University in Moorhead, Minnesota, versus Florida Gulf Coast University on the beach at Sanibel. 28° or 70°? Which would you pick? I can’t imagine that a degree from Concordia has so much more prestige than an FGCU diploma that you’d spend an extra $80,000 to send […]

[SHOT 2020] Rifle Dynamics PBR Rifle, 9mm PCC, New Accessories and Unicorn Builds (1)Every year, during the SHOT Show days, Rifle Dynamics hold their own event, the RD Open House. This year I was lucky to be able to attend it and in this article, I’ll tell you about the newly released and prototype Rifle Dynamics products as well as some really interesting builds displayed during the event. […]

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'Penis Man' Graffiti Artist Arrested by '25 Heavily Armed SWAT Officers' [More]

An amateur dick sees first hand how much harder "professionals" can screw you.

And that said, while I don't condone such overkill, f*** that destructive leftist whiner Schomer. It's a cinch he's never done the work necessary to have property, only to have some POS parasite come along and vandalize it. Forcing a fellow citizen to come up with the cost of repairs is actually stealing those many hours of the victim's life that could otherwise have been spent in pursuit of prosperity and/or happiness.

I wouldn't lose any sleep if someone kicked his @$$.
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Virginia Delegate Embarrasses Himself With His Definition of an 'Assault Weapon' [More]

He's not embarrassed in the least. He's done what he set out to do and in his solidly Democrat district, his people outnumber ours so much he ran unopposed.I've even seen gun owners ridiculed for correcting gun-grabber ignorance -- like we're showing how out of touch we are with what matters by being pedantic.

He's not humiliated, either, although that's what he and his fellow totalitarians are setting out to do to gun owners.

The ones who should be embarrassed, but don't have the presence of mind to be, are the useful idiot constituents who obliviously cede their rights to authority perverts.
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In this episode of TFBTV, James talks with Rachel at Kimber about the new Kimber Evo SP Select series of 9mm striker fired handguns, which will start at just $599 MSRP. Per Kimber: “The EVO SP SELECT is the workhorse of the EVO SP family. Designed for the EDC purist, this model offers all of […]

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[SHOT 2020] The Wraithworks WARSCORP9Wraithworks unveiled a first-ever for the US market. A Scorpion EVO 9mm Magazine compatible AR-9 pattern pistol. The new WARSCORP9 as Wraithworks calls it is the first in the USA made to feed from the already available Scorpion Evo magazines. In addition, Wraithwroks has teamed up with X Products to ship their 50 round capacity […]

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[SHOT 2020] Black Aces Tactical Bullpup Pump Action 12 Gauge Shotgun (1)The latest addition to the Black Aces Tactical shotgun line is called The Bullpup Pump – a fairly self-explanatory name. This 12 gauge shotgun is based on a Turkish magazine-fed bullpup semi-auto shotgun converted by Black Aces Tactical into a spring-assisted pump-action gun. I had a chance to shoulder this shotgun, work the action and manipulate […]

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GEMTECH Suppressors has announced their newest silencer — the Modular Lunar 9. The modular Lunar 9 allows end users to convert it from a full size 7″ configuration to a shorter 4.7″ configuration while remaining hearing safe. GEMTECH Modular Lunar 9 Lane Tobiassen, President, had this to say following the launch: There are a growing […]

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CHICKEN WIRE - Britain’s worst KFC installs WIRE FENCES at counters after staff are attacked [More]

I can't tell if that refers to the wire itself, the food being served or the subjects who tolerate a deplorable state of mandated defenselessness.

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I LOL'ed...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:09, Monday, 27 January

Heh.
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Ghost House Heart

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:22, Monday, 27 January

More Heavy Metal that doesn’t involve the Death Metal, Death Growl? Okay. So Delain, one of my favorite Symphonic Metal groups, is publishing a new album in February and have released a couple of singles ahead of the album. Delain is the collaboration of soprano Charlotte Wessels and keyboardist Martijn Westerholt. I’m not really sure […]

SIG Sauer came out for Shot Show swinging with their new Cross rifle and P210 Carry option. In recent years, SIG has been bringing back the P210 in different variations whether its the Target, Standard or Carry size. The new Cross rifle is another example of SIG stepping out and going in a different direction […]

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[SHOT 2020] Kimber’s New Micro 9 Carry “1911” Models

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 27 January

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits the Kimber booth at SHOT Show 2020 to see Kimber’s newest carry 9mm pistols, the Micro 9 Triari and the Micro 9 Raptor. Check this video to see more coverage from SHOT. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages […]

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I don’t even always mind people disagreeing with me when they’re in a position to enforce their opinions with cops and courts, because I don’t know everything and I’m not really all that smart.

But I do object to someone displaying absolute ignorance, at length, in confident and scholarly tones – to the audible mirth of his better-informed audience – learning nothing from what should be an utterly humiliating experience, and then casting votes locking his idiocy into enforceable law. Enforceable, let us not forget, with the very guns he claims to be saving his victims from.

This goes on too long but I urge your patient endurance: This is one of your rulers, your clear moral better, cheerfully and obliviously telling you what’s good for you and how you’re going to get it good and hard despite his not knowing one single thing about the subject.

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God Bless Rednecks

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:18, Monday, 27 January

Our Missouri grandson, Louis, woks on an itinerant crew, maintaining cell towers.  They work all over a four-or-five state area, and he let us know that he would be passing through town.  In a crew cab dually, pulling a 32-foot gooseneck.

We live on a parish (county) road off of a major state highway.  Our road feeds several subdivisions, so while it's bot really busy, the traffic is regular.  When Louis got here, his crew tried to back that trailer into the driveway in front of our ship, and promptly pu the truck into a ditch, high-centered, stuck.  Completely blocking the road.

I heard them stick it and walked outside to survey the problem.  Yep, it was stuck.  That truck wasn't going anywhere without help, and they had managed to block my truck in so that I couldn't get out to help them.  But, I was not worried.   We live in redneck-central, and I knw that someone would be along shortly.

Sure enough, inside of five minutes a guy pulled u in a one-ton crew truck, asking if we needed help.  He needed to get past us, and we needed to get the truck out o the ditch, and in just a minute, he had tu...

From Sultan Knish's A Tale of Two Englands via Instapundit:

The child rapists did not believe that their actions were wrong under Islamic law. And they weren’t.

The Manchester City Council and the GMP just accepted this reality as they have accepted it so often. They buried the minutes, shut down the investigation, and walked away from the screams of the girls.

They did it for multiculturalism, integration, and community relations. They did it for social justice.

We know that no real action was taken because the girls were troubled. They didn’t matter. And their bodies and lives could be sacrificed for the greater good.

The real tragedy is not that the rapists didn’t understand it was wrong. It’s that the UK no longer does.

The Commie Star Vanishes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Monday, 27 January


[More]What a novel and forward-thinking "progressive" idea!

Tell me they didn't figure it would play better to their target audience the way they deliberately posted it.  And they call us the racists.

NRA BOD Endorsements

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:54, Monday, 27 January

Several of you have asked for mine. I have none at the moment but am working on a revised questionnaire to define my criteria for a "thumbs up."

In the meantime, WarOnGuns Correspondent Andy M sends his:

They all say the right things to questions on the 2A and claim to be stalwarts of gun rights, but how will those who seek your approval answer these questions intended to ferret out the status quo, establishment, and obsequious Board seekers best personified by Tom King and Scott Bach? How will Anthony Colandro answer them? 1.) Do you approve of the continued employment of Josh Powell and his salary of $700,000? (Or whatever it is.) 2.) If not, what do you intend to do to change this situation? 3.) What reforms do you think are necessary ...

It's Only Common Sense!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Monday, 27 January


Under Virginia bill, some teen killers would be allowed to carry a gun [More]
Yes, outrageous, but the larger issue is being missed here.

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Those Who Presume to Inform

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:47, Monday, 27 January



Now watch Vice journalist Brian Anderson break all four rules while pointing a Tommy gun at his cameraman [More]

"Authorized Journalists" and Vice: Is it any wonder that I love them so?
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WARNING! Legislative session starts Monday (Jan. 27th), with at least 12 gun bills already listed- most of them bad!
I'd give you a link, but the only one I have goes to a Mailchimp notice, meaning anyone could hit "unsubscribe."

I guess providing useable and sharable links is beyond many "gun groups." Without them, to put it mildly, reach is limited.

The original sender, Utah Shooting Sports Council, hasn't updated its main page since Jan. 2019. Their "Current Alerts" page hasn't been updated since 2018. Ditto I saw no FB or Twitter links to grab a notice from there.

So many gun groups appear not ready for prime time-- meanwhile, the progs are all slick and well versed on using C3I to their advantage.
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#BelieveBipolarHeadCases

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:38, Monday, 27 January


The latest example is Ben Feibleman, who is using his real name to fight the allegations against him, made by a woman who, as usual, gets to keep her anonymity and is only referred to as Jane Doe in court documents. [More]
So much for equal protection.

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So Now We're 'Unsavory'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:08, Monday, 27 January


“The ideas originated in the racist right.” [More]

I have a piece I turned into AmmoLand last Thursday but delayed by the editor attending SHOT Show, which explores such smears against gun owners and shows how these are the identical talking points used by the domestic enemy communists.

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Harvard student demands you stop making fun of her field of study [More]

Perhaps she's too young to have heard of the Streisand Effect?

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Rogue NYPD officers are using a sketchy facial recognition software on their personal phones that the department’s own facial recognition unit doesn’t want to touch because of concerns about security and potential for abuse... [More]
Gotta come up with some pretext for "probable cause" to "justify" an armed roust...

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Video from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Gardner driving a city-issued Ford Escape on Market Street without the headlights on. [More]

So she did something the rest of us would be pulled over and ticketed for, and pulls the old "Do you know who I am?" while screaming "Racist!" act.

What a responsible steward of the public's trust and treasure.

Abd oh, look: We have a runner-up!

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, tweeted a new video of its next-generation assault rifle. Defense Blog said General Dynamics is developing the weapon for the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon – Automatic Rifle (NGSR-AR) program. [More] 

Standing army only. The Militia of the whole people need not apply.

Just like the Founders intended.

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Good Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:12, Monday, 27 January


Where are the Prosecutions for Fast and Furious? [More]

Been asking that one myself for some time.

One caution-- I note she includes some other cases where it's implied they were part of  Operation Fast and Furious. That was a specific effort out of Phoenix Field Division.  That's not to say bad stuff didn't happen -- in several of the examples, such as Detty and Felix, I've written extensively. But lumping them all in together actually helps confuse the specifics in each.
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Democratic lawmakers in Connecticut want to create a new state police department to “specialize in investigating far-right extremist groups and individuals.” [More]
Of course, they do. How else are they going to exploit the "All white gun owners and Republicans are Nazis" lie?

Y'know, I could swear I posted something about this a few days back, but can't find it now.
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Do as We Say

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:08, Monday, 27 January


Not as we do. [More]


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I am not surprised

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 08:51, Monday, 27 January

A police officer who used a taser to defend himself when being attacked with a machete should be punished for using his weapon, a lawyer has suggested. 

Sophie Khan has been slammed after saying she was surprised the Met Police had not started disciplinary proceedings against PC Stuart Outten, 28, after he used “excessive” force against 56-year-old Muhammad Rodwan.



“Profiles in Corruption”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:42, Monday, 27 January

Roger Kimball reviews Peter Schweizer’s timely new book, Profiles in Corruption.

[Schweizer’s] real subject, however, is not this unsavory lot of so-called “progressive” politicians. Rather it is a truth of human psychology summed up in Milton Friedman’s observation that “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”...

[SHOT 2020] HK at SHOT Show 2020 Range Day

by Brannon LeBouef in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Monday, 27 January

Brannon LeBouef, from #nolatac, sat down with Heckler and Koch at the #shotshow2020 range day for #tfbtv to talk about their new offerings. Primarily they were showcasing their SP5 which technically came out a few months ago and James Reeves did a full video on. That is essentially a “civilian legal” MP5 from the German […]

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[SHOT 2020] Century Arms Ak74 – American Made

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 08:55, Monday, 27 January

This hasn’t been done before and has been demanded for a long time, the Century Arms AK74 completely American made! Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below. Stay until the end for a special guest appearance. Read more at: ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out […]

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[SHOT 2020] Bergara B14R Rimfire Trainer

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 08:55, Monday, 27 January

Joel had a chance to shoot the new Bergara B14R Rimfire at Shotshow 2020 range day. He then caught up with Dan Hanus on the show floor for a more thorough run-down of their new rimfire trainer offerings. Check it out. Read more at: ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James visits with Full Conceal at SHOT Show 2020 to see their newest addition to the line, the Full Conceal M30S6, a folding, Gen 3 Glock-type pistol that costs $400 less than Full Conceal’s flagship folding Glock models. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and […]

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Blackwater Ammunition was showing off their new line of 2011 pistols for 2020 called the Raven series. The Raven 2011 will have two different models for duty use or competition as well as coming in both compact and full size frames. Blackwater wanted to throw their hat into the 2011 ring with a high end […]

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Per Matthew Moss of The Firearm Blog: Earlier this week in my SIG Sauer range day round up I teased some of photos of SIG Sauer’s compact P210 Carry pistol. The pistol is a response to customer demand for a P210 which can be carried more readily. It was a gun which had been rumoured […]

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06:55

Quote of the day—Matt Scott

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Monday, 27 January

Because this is what life looks like when you have a 1″ penis.

Matt Scott
January 20, 2020
Comment to a Facebook post in the group Repeal the Second Amendment.
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

And if they want to repeal the 2nd Amendment you know for certain they want to take your guns.

H/T to ...

Okay, Murphy! Uncle!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:38, Monday, 27 January

I literally don’t recall a prettier day than we had yesterday…


Nary a cloud in the sky and shirtsleeve temps by noon. A day so nice I opened the windows for a few hours and aired out the cabin for the first time in months. So nice I took enough of an afternoon walkie to leave my stump raw and sore for the whole evening. So nice that I was tempted to hubris, as with yesterday’s unfortunate temptation of fate and even…

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What I'm eating for breakfast - bacon and eggs.

What I'm not eating for breakfast - bat soup.

See how easy it is to avoid a pandemic?

— Catturd (@catturd2) January 26, 2020


They blame bats or snakes in China for the pandemic.   EATING of those bats and snakes.  Like the fault lies in their weird diet. 

But the Spanish Flu started in Kansas.  Probably from pigs.   The Jews warned you about eating that weird 'pork' stuff way 4000 years ago.  THIS sort of thing is why. So go easy on the Chinese menus.

Also... China... Bats and snakes?  I mean, c'mon.

Tracking the Zombie Apocalypse

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:07, Monday, 27 January

Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases (by JHU CSSE) [More]
So whaddya think? A weaponized biotoxin that escaped the lab? Curious, how North Korea looks clean. Think they'd report it if it wasn't?

I heard the perfect complement to Coronavirus is Lyme disease...
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Capitalists Announce Rope Sale

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:16, Monday, 27 January


FLIR is discontinuing certain Outdoor product lines as it further heightens its focus on the professional user. Select handheld product lines will continue to be offered commercially, but remaining products will be further focused toward law enforcement, public safety, and other professional users. [More]
Don't think of it as "economic fascism." Think of it as a "public/private partnership."

Hey, someone's gotta help ensure the confiscators make it home at the end of their shifts.


Because you'll never see highly-trained and trusted "Only Ones" doing stupid sh!+ like this. [Watch]

Oh, wait...

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Once is Happenstance

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:04, Monday, 27 January

Top FBI Agent Died After Uncovering Hillary Clinton Funneled Billions of Tax Dollars from State Dept. to Clinton Foundation and Cronies [More]
Been a while since we heard from Goldfinger...

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Words Have Meaning

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:39, Monday, 27 January

Why Are You Losing Your Freedoms? The Semantics of Manipulation [More]
Here's a 2012 classic by John Ross that would serve us all well to note and take to heart.

The Basest of Motives

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:13, Monday, 27 January


Speculation that Nazzaro was a federal agent [More]
And were he a Russian asset, as others have speculated, it's in their interests to create heightened divisiveness.

Someone's gotta pick the low-hanging fruit to fake the semblance of credibility for the wider smear job.

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To Boldly Go?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:59, Monday, 27 January


The new US Space Force logo is giving strong Star Trek vibes [More]

Noting the penchant for ignoring forewarnings, I get a different vibe.

Fun fiction aside, we don't really want to be like Star Trek.

The Voice of Experience

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:08, Monday, 27 January

“When his fantasy of becoming President came true, his narcissism developed a pathological dimension. [More]
At the risk of leaving myself vulnerable to accusations of anti-Semitism, that sure looks to me like a classic case of projection.

Speaking of anti-Semitic activities...

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The Man Has Issues

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:38, Monday, 27 January


Former Del. Rich Anderson announces bid to lead Virginia Republicans [More
Anybody see Word One about guns or immigration?

[More]Why not?...

From the Newsraper of Record

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:40, Monday, 27 January

Received and responded to via email:

[Enlarge to read]Auto-reply:

Thank you for emailing The New York Times. This email address is no longer active.
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Shooting From the Ground

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 27 January

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

Have you ever trained to draw and fire your pistol from any position other than standing?  Most recreational shooters haven’t.

 

Fights are messy.  Sometimes the unexpected happens.  Take a look at this story.  A man was fleeing armed robbers and slipped on the ice, causing him to fall.

 

According to the article:

“As the victims started to run, the 31-year-old slipped on the ice and fell, it said. He was confronted by one of the people from the car, who demanded money, the statement said.

After the robber took some money, he ordered the 31-year-old onto his knees, and fired one bullet, striking the 31-year-old in the face, the statement said.”

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From conversation elsewhere...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:45, Monday, 27 January

ZCQOTD: "I'm not saying that middle America was stunningly naive in the Seventies, but most folks had no clue the Village People were gay."
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 26, 2020




In retrospect, I'm not sure we had any idea what the Leather Daddy costumed guy was supposed to be. A motorcycle guy, maybe? "What's that thing hanging out of his back pocket, Edna?"

I'm guessing maybe flyover country was happy to see clean cut young men who didn't have long hair like hippies, singing about such wholesome institutions as the Navy and the Young Men's Christian Association.
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Ugh.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:09, Monday, 27 January

I have a week's worth of laundry to do. On the upside, I just abandoned a half dozen pair of cotton tube socks on site, so that cuts down on the workload somewhat.

Also, while the big rolling camera bag stays in its current loadout configuration pretty much all the time, the small messenger bag was put in rather a great deal of disorder to configure it for a week on airplanes, ranges, and the show floor. I need to put it back into its normal around-town state of affairs.

After another week of living out of it on the job, I remain a huge fan of Peak Design's Everyday Messenger Bag and do not regret the purchase. It fit under airline seats like a champ, even with a gripped EOS 7D inside, and held both my MacBook Air and iPad with Logitech keyboard cover, to boot.

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Legislation has again been introduced that would decriminalize statutory rape in Turkey, provided the rapist marries his victim.

Considering that legal protections of this sort have actually been rolled back in such hotbeds of progressivism as Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, it's pretty safe to give this some serious side-eye as another worrying step in the de-Attaturking of the country.
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Audie Murphy

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 05:48, Monday, 27 January

If there was a decoration he wasn't awarded, it was probably because there wasn't enough room for him to wear it.

They made a movie about him, and I've read that someone convinced him to play himself in it.  He showed up on the set to talk to the director, who asked who he was.  "I'm Audie Murphy."
"No you're not, you're too small and too young."
Took a while to convince him.

A Legally-owned Gun Stops Crime Spree

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 27 January

He was robbing one establishment after another. Armed robber fatally shot at strip mall in case of self defense, Lehigh County DA says. “While Mussa was committing that second robbery, the victim of the beverage facility robbery confronted Mussa inside Drake’s Pizza,” Martin says in the release. The first victim was armed with a legally […]

Get Woke, Go Broke

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 27 January

I’m shocked that the woke Doctor Who isn’t just the highest rated show ever. Doctor Who: Worst Ratings In 31 Years For Jodie Whittaker, Chris Chibnall. OK, I’m not that shocked. We have to go way back to Season 23 of September, 1986 to see a lesser amount of viewers as “The Mysterious Planet” Part […]

Bets on Whether the Swamp Will Restrain the NSA?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Monday, 27 January

Still, it should be interesting to see the politicos explain why privacy is such an outmoded concept. Bipartisan Coalition Bill Introduced to Reform NSA Surveillance. The reforms this bill wants to impose are quite extensive and here is a shortlist of the highlights: It would permanently end the flawed phone surveillance program, which secretly scooped […]

Water-Themed Art Deco FN/Browning B25 Shotgun

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Monday, 27 January

The B25 was introduced by FN in 1925; the last of John Browning’s designs and the first successful over/under sporting shotgun. The one we are looking at today was created as a presentation piece for the celebrations in 1939 for the inauguration of the Albert Canal between Liege and Antwerp. As part of the festivities, the city of Liege hosted an Exposition of Water showcasing water-related technology – and FN was part of that Exposition.

The gun was embellished in a wonderful Art Deco style, with its engraving done by Felix Funken, who would go on to head up FN’s Custom Shop in the 1950s. Instead of checkering for the grip as one might expect, the wood is instead carved to emulate waves on water, creating a very interesting effect.

This shotgun is part of the Liege arms museum’s display of civilian arms, and I’d like to thanks them for taking it out of thei...

Much of what was new for SHOT Show 2020 for Griffin Armament has already been covered by our resident suppressor addict and Editor-in-Chief, Pete. However, Griffin Armament did have something new and shiny at SHOT Show 2020. Their GP-N is a QD suppressor that attaches to an A2 Nato flash hider. Don’t You Mean Halo? […]

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One of the most talked about items at Shot Show 2020 was the release of Vortex’s Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24. Vortex has been known for their Razor line of optics and the previous 1-6×24 was one of the clearest scopes I’ve ever used. The new Razor HD Gen III takes what was good about […]

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[SHOT 2020] Brownells MPO Precision Rifle Optics

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 27 January

Joel stops by Brownells to check out their new line of precision rifle optics. Available in 3-18X and 5-25X, these first focal plane scopes have good glass, covered windage turret, and built in zero-stop. Find out more about them from Brownells! Read more at: ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon […]

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いやそうはならへnなんでや!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/QEGmHuxROv

— ( 常) (@tumi0083) January 21, 2020

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d talk about the 2020 VCDL Lobby Day…and the violence that didn’t happen;
  • Erin also gives us the amazing news of Top Shot Chris Cheng joining Operation Blazing Sword’s Board of Directors;
  • David gives us some information about gun magazines and how to take care of them;
  • and Oddball shares some of his insight by breaking down some knife attacks that were caught on video.

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Main Topic

Those of us who enjoy the outdoors and who understand the responsibility that each generation has to be good stewards of conservation are becoming a smaller and smaller segment of the US population. In our current generation, women, in our capacity as influencers, wives and moms have taken the lead in this work to preserve the rich heritage and knowledge and instill it in our friends, neighbors and relatives. One such woman, who wears all of these titles – Renee Wittrock – sat down with me to talk about an event she has co-created for just this purpose.

The big draw at Lancer Systems’ range day lane was of course the 9x19mm Laugo Alien pistol which they’re importing from the Czech Republic. They had a table absolutely full of them and it was a blast to finally put some rounds through one after reading about them for so long. Alien Encounters While I […]

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California Compliant VR80 ShotgunSHOT Show is an event where manufacturers show off their latest goods, but to Californians many of them are off limits. Standard capacity magazines, drum mags, sub guns, scary black rifles with pistol grips, pistols not on some approved roster, etc. The gun laws suck in the golden state, but California is still a very […]

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[SHOT 2020] 5.11 Tactical, All-the-things

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 23:02, Sunday, 26 January

5.11 Tactical brought an imperial ton of things to SHOT this year. Everything from footwear to headlamps to products for your vehicle to a new RUSH pack. The worst part is that the products are set to trickle out over the year, so don’t RUSH out to your favorite 5.11 store quite yet (see what […]

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American Defense Manufacturing were showing off their new range of magnifiers and some new titanium mounts and AR parts at SHOT Show. First up lets take a look at their new magnifiers that first appears earlier last year. The first of the family of new magnifiers is the Flik3, a fixed 3x power magnifier which […]

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tyrant designsTyrant Designs, known for their high-quality upgrades for AR-15s and common polymer pistols, has a few new components they debuted at SHOT Show 2020 to keep our firearms stylin’ and functioning at their best. We have previously reviewed components on TFB like the Tyrant Designs T-Comp, and found them to function phenomenally so we would […]

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[SHOT 2020] RISE Armament

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 21:28, Sunday, 26 January

I’m not going to lie, I have a special place in my heart for RISE Armament. I own all of their triggers (except for the original Gadsen, since I was not blessed enough to attend NRA Show last year). I also have their 1121XR Rifle in both .308 Win and 6.5 CM. Not only do […]

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[SHOT 2020] Cole-Tac Cheat Sheet And More

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 20:40, Sunday, 26 January

Cole-Tac has three new offerings for SHOT. First is the “Cheat Sheet,” a small plastic card that Velcros to a special mount that attaches to a scope tube. It allows you to write whatever data you need to have close at hand (e.g., holds). The mount can be rotated in any orientation around the tube […]

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[SHOT Show 2020] NEW Falkor Defense Chassis Systems for Rem 700

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 20:34, Sunday, 26 January

falkor defense chassisWhile out at SHOT Show 2020, we swung by the Falkor Defense booth to see what they had new for this year, and they surprised us by debuting 3 NEW Falkor Defense Chassis Systems for Rem 700 actions and associated Rem 700 clones. With these Falkor Defense Chassis Systems you are covered in your short-action […]

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[SHOT 2020] Torrent Loading Systems RLS-1

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 20:19, Sunday, 26 January

Have you ever wanted to finally engage your dual-pistol wielding, one-handed reloading, Lara Croft cosplay? An interesting product that made it to full booth status (from the popup preview area last year) is the Torrent Loading System. It is a box, a little wider than a dual magazine pouch, that securely holds up to three […]

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Busy Weekend

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:45, Sunday, 26 January

Yesterday, we hosted the shooting club for our regular Monthly Match.  We love this game and the people associated with it, and had a ball shooting yesterday.


Toady, we did our normal Sunday lunch, but got word this afternoon that a Missouri grandson was passing through from one job  to another.   We made a jambalaya ad re-heated the crawfish etoufee and bed his crew late this afternoon.   Belle got to spend an hour with him and was mighty pleased to see him.

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Scene from the range

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:19, Sunday, 26 January

"These bullets you sold me don't fit."

"Let's look this over...

Sir, this ammo is for .223, but your rifle is marked .300 Blackout."

"So you sold me the wrong stuff!"

Happily this happened with a coworker, and he probably handled it better than I might have.

boyds spike campIt has been an exciting 2020 for everyone over at Boyds Gunstocks so far and we have not made it out of the month of January yet! It was announced after New Years that Boyds Gunstocks Industries Inc, as of January 2nd, transitioned to the new ownership of Dustin Knutson and Rob Carstensen who have been with Boyds for […]

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James Reeves speaks with the people at Laugo and Lancer about the upcoming Laugo Alien at Range Day for SHOT Show 2020. Per Nick C. of TFB: “You may have heard of Laugo Arms. They are the ones who designed the CZ Scorpion Evo 3 and sold it to Česká zbrojovka aka CZ. They have […]

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[SHOT 2020] Innovative Arms Integral CZ ScorpionInnovative Arms is a manufacturer of many types and styles of firearms suppressors. Innovative arms came out this year with a new take on their Innovative Arms Integral CZ Scorpion Evo which has now been shortened by two inches and features an improved heat dissipation design that keeps your hands cool without overheating the suppressor. […]

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[SHOT 2020] Radian Weapons Regulator Adjustable Gas BlockRadian Weapons has come out with a few new products this year that were showcased at SHOT Show 2020. With some new rifle parts like the Radian Weapons Regulator Adjustable Gas block. There are also new patented Cerkote designs, a brand new extended bolt catch, and an all-new in-house Glock optics ready slide, Radian Weapons […]

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“Oh, for heaven’s sake!”

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:34, Sunday, 26 January

It wasn’t a surprise, I was actually a little surprised that it didn’t happen yesterday. Yesterday I filled two empty propane bottles which brought me up to entirely topped off – except for the one on the bedroom heater that was due to suck empty…


…which it did sometime overnight or this morning…

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Recovery

by Tam in View From The Porch at 11:15, Sunday, 26 January

So, I checked out of the hotel yesterday morning at a little after 7AM, and boarded a flight to SEA at about 10AM, local. From SEA, I flew to MSP, and from MSP home to IND, arriving just before midnight. Thankfully, I had enough miles to bump the first and last legs of the trip to first class.

It's going to take a day or two to get my bearings.

Having just spent a week on Pacific time, which is just about long enough to get acclimated, I'm back home again in Indiana on EST. And it's not just the time zones; Vegas is an audiovisual overload jammed with way too many people, and that's even without SHOT Show and all the work involved in covering that. I could spend forty-eight hours floating in a sensory deprivation tank right now and it would be a blessed relief.

As it is, I'm going to get some ribs at Fat Dan's because it's Sunday and I'm home in Broad Ripple and ribs at Fat Dan's is what I do on Sunday. Then I'm going to polish off some writing and make an early night of it.
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Adaptive Curmudgeon Has a Musical Interlude

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 10:08, Sunday, 26 January

Rammstein as reinterpreted by Russian Hillbillies? AC never disappoints. Russian Redneck Rammstein Rehash. Thanks to Nourishing Obscurity I have now experienced a Russian redneck kazoo/accordion Rammstein remake complete with the original German lyrics. God bless us, it’s a great time to be alive! (Note, I have no idea how Los Colorados is a Russian band […]

So What Happens When Engineers Get It Wrong?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:25, Sunday, 26 January

Folsom Dam Spillway-gate Failure – 17 July 1995. The design for the gate didn’t account for corrosion over time. Folsom Dam (California, 1995). And it doesn’t help matters that they dropped the ball on maintenance. (The dam looked fine right up until the point of failure.) Actually this is more a case engineers not taking […]

[SHOT 2020] New AKs and News from Zastava

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 09:30, Sunday, 26 January

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Ranko with Zastava to talk about the new AKs coming to the USA from the legendary Serbian manufacturer.   If you’d like to see James’ review on the Zastava M70 Z-PAP, check here: Is the Zastava M70 Z-PAP the Best New AK For the Money? ««« GUN […]

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Quote of the day—Riverdog

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Sunday, 26 January

THIS ALL STARTS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. WHATEVER YOU DO NOW, BY NEXT WINTER, YOUR JOB IS WAR!

Riverdog
January 22, 2020
Comment to Quote of the day—Anonymous
[Interesting prophecy.

I wouldn’t bet* on it.—Joe]

* My last bet was in 2008 and before that it was 2001 and I haven’t lost a bet since I was in grade school. I only bet on things I’m extremely likely to win. Hence, my disinclination to bet on Riverdog’s prediction coming true does not mean that I think he is almost certainly wrong. It only means I don’t think he is extremely likely to be correct.

(Via the Bongino Report)

Dick.

Sure, you showed the world that gun owners aren't freaks. Unfortunately, most of the world watches the legacy media, where you were portrayed as freaks, so not much of a win there.

As far as stopping any of the pending legislation, that's not happening either. The Democrats are going to plow on, not because the voters approve, but because they understand the raw, naked use of power. They know they won't have it forever, so they're going to shove through...

REFLECTIONS ON “THE WAR OF NORTHAM AGGRESSION”

by Mas in at 06:00, Sunday, 26 January

Well, let’s see… For one thing, I’m seven years “helicopter crash free” today. For another, I’m damn glad that the media wasn’t able to succeed in making the Richmond protest on the 20th into another Charlottesville. Great collection of pix … Read more

The Queen Of The World strongly believes that there is great classical music in modern film.  I've posted on this a number of times, but she challenged me to think more broadly about "classical" music. It was the popular music for the theater, and so why shouldn't today's popular music for the theater fit that same category?  She (rightly) says that I've been discriminating against perfectly fine music just because it's recent.  And so today will be a step further out than I've done before in these Sunday classical music posts, with a choice that literally everyone reading this will have heard (and may even be able to hum along to).

This is a song that was almost never made.  James Cameron is a filmmaker with a reputation for swinging for the fence,  In 1997 his film Titanic worried pretty much everyone in Hollywood, because it was fabulously expensive and in fact was the most expensive film made to that date.  Cameron obsessed over each detail, including the music.  He and composer James Horner had collaborated on the film Aliens but had hated working with each other.  Cameron convinced Horner to write what would be the Aca...

Sanders Leads in Iowa

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:08, Sunday, 26 January

You wouldn’t want to be a professional democrat pol this year. Bernie Sanders, everybody’s crazy Jewish communist uncle, is now leading the polls in Iowa. Steve Hayward , unlike the democrat party base, is in good touch with reality.

It’s still early and things can change fast, but several new polls show Bernie Sanders surging in Iowa and New Hampshire as well as nationally, as Warren continues to stumble, Biden continues to unimpress, and Buttigieg continues to ignore the propeller beanie hat stuck to his...

Society and the Old

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:30, Sunday, 26 January

Aché Indian, shortly after they were captured and brought out of the forest, 1970s, eastern Paraguay.

With so many geezers in the democrat presidential field this year, Ann Althouse is moved to reflect upon the role of the aged in society:

    “I customarily killed old women. They all died, there by the big river. I didn’t used to wait until they were completely dead to bury them. The women were afraid of me.”

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Actually Reducing the Size of Government in Brazil

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:59, Sunday, 26 January

Leads to pretty good economic growth. Brazil Fosters Economic Growth in Latin America. Both the profit and the savings for Brazilians increased as the Bolsonaro administration exceeded its goal in record time. In the first nine months of 2019, Brazil privatized more public companies than it had planned for an entire year. This put an […]

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Sunday, 26 January

He thought robbery was a good idea. He was wrong. Police: Man says he shot teen in self-defense. He was just sitting in his car, when a teen walked up to him and tried to rob him. Steffler was found in the roadway of Laurel Street, near the 1500 block of Nichol Avenue, with gunshot […]

What NOT To Do, If You Hear Gunshots

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Sunday, 26 January

Guy protecting his property under Missouri law: this story has been in my feeds for a few days. (Mostly because the Left hates gun owners, I think.) Neighbors react after man fatally shoots woman allegedly trying to steal his car. Five to six gunshots woke up a lot of people in the Marlborough community in […]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Palmetto State Armory to review the new pistol from PSA, the DAGR 9. The dagger is, more or less, a $300 Gen 3 Glock clone. It appears to be of quality construction, including a nitrided slide & barrel, and it has a broad range of Glock parts […]

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"Research has shown that people’s experiences in early adulthood have the greatest impact on their lifelong political leanings, and Millennials, for the most part, have experienced an America riven by inequality, endless wars, a financial collapse, a student debt crisis, and inertia in the face of climate change. All that has made them distinctly more liberal than their elders. "

So why does that make them liberal?  You could say that all those things would make them strive for liberty for all, don't trust Democrats on economic issues that WANTED a 'Great' Recession and whose policies extended it, stop gov't subsidies of college that is driving the education costs into the stratosphere, and drop all the climate change nonsense that is all clearly a scam.  Their experience with President Droney McPeacePrize should inform them of what didn't work.

Nice personable guy, that Droney, but his policies were awful.&nbsp...

Today’s commentary is the 2000th published on WordPress, replacing Mama Liberty’s original webzine and going out to the world.

Let’s talk a bit about the prices that are paid for liberty: for gaining it, keeping it, and getting it back when it slips away. And about Mama Liberty.

It’s been about a year and a half since we lost her. And like her readers, I really, really miss her. But I and my family try hard to carry on her work, and will continue to do so. I make every effort to continue posting items of interest at least 3 times a week, and to do more to improve the site, while still continuing to work full-time at making a living.

So I really appreciate your encouragement. Your clicks and comments really help, readers, even if you tell me I’m full of it. And usually, I find I almost got things right! All of you know how much Mama appreciated you and your encouragement (and arguments) as well.

There are many facets we can discover when discussing “The Price of Liberty.” Far more than just the most commonly mentioned. Mama Liberty tried to explore all of these ...

The Liberation of Auschwitz: January 27, 1945

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Sunday, 26 January

History. Ignorance. Rinse. Repeat. The Shocking Liberation of Auschwitz: Soviets ‘Knew Nothing’ as They Approached. The first Soviet Soldiers entered the camp at 9 AM. Eighty-eight pounds of eyeglasses. Hundreds of prosthetic limbs. Twelve thousand pots and pans. Forty-four thousand pairs of shoes. When Soviet soldiers poured into Auschwitz in January 1945, they encountered warehouses […]

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fix it sticksFix It Sticks has introduced NEW 3-Gun and PRS Kits for shooters to tighten their optics, firearms, and accessories in a more mobile, handy wallet. Many people know Fix It Sticks for their smaller kits to help mount optics out in the field or even to tinker on their mountain bike. In reality, Fix It […]

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