Thursday, 27 June

02:55

Stylish, well designed and purposeful clothing is something many of us seek when shopping for a new piece to add to our wardrobes. Recently at The WON, we reviewed 5.11 Tactical’s Abby Tight and Penelope Jacket, 2 pieces you’ll surely want have hanging in your closet. 


Camping is about connecting—to nature, to wildlife, to the earth and to each other. As I was thinking about great camping recipes to share, I had to really ponder what kinds of meals feel good to make and eat while in the outdoors. The answer was simple: meals that make us feel connected to our families and connected to nature. The following camping recipes are healthy, using fresh foods found in nature, and they’re all fun, active meals that families can enjoy cooking together.

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Camping connects us to nature, and food connects us to each other. In this photo, Denise Pasquinelli is about to enjoy a piece of barbequed nori shake corn on the cob (recipe below)

As I started compiling healthy and all-natural recipes, I knew that I had to reach out to my lovely friend from co...

Wednesday, 26 June

19:55

Eating their own

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:46, Wednesday, 26 June

It’s long been observed that the political left frequently eats its own when it gets enough power. Just look at what happened in the USSR. Tens of millions murdered by their own government or put in the gulags. Read The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One) for a taste of what went on there. Large numbers of those people believed they were loyal supporters of the communist government.

The problem that once you have purity tests and people to maintain political purity the requirements get more and more strict. Just think of the “micro aggression”, “dog whistle”, and “code word” criteria being enforced in many instances in this country. It becomes a positive feedback loop with escalating standards of purity.

I review this as background for what is happening at Google (via an email from Chet who describes it as “Google’s civil war”):...

"Women don't lie about rape!"

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:12, Wednesday, 26 June

The hell they don't.

"Oh, but she apologized!"
Basic spent two weeks in a maximum security jail and lost his job and marriage as a result of the false allegations.
You destroyed his life, for whatever idiot reason, and your 'apology' means nothing, you vile thing. You belong behind bars for this.

TFB Review: SIG Sauer P365 18 Months Later

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 26 June

When I first picked up my P365 in January of 2018, I was one of the lucky few to actually find one. I drove down in one of the worst snowstorms I’ve ever seen, but I was determined to pick up this elusive gun right after returning from the SHOT Show. Right after filling out […]

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16:55

Wow, I just spent four hours unconscious and it literally couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m happy to be of service to my friends but I won’t deny I’d like to go home now, and having that event delayed by even a couple of days kind of depressed me. So even though old Uncle Joel really isn’t much of a napper, when I got a little sleepy around eleven I went with that. To my surprise I fell right to sleep and woke up at three – just in time to meet the mail carrier for the very first time in three weeks because it turns out this was the day the vacation hold came off my friends’ mail. So I blew off four hours of boredom, caught up with my sleep, and still didn’t miss the mail. That’ll do for a good day, by recent standards.

Uberti's Answer to the Transfer Bar

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:20, Wednesday, 26 June

One of the design bugs of the old Colt SAA is that it is basically unsafe to carry with six rounds in the chamber.  For us old aficionados, we always carried five, with the hammer down on an empty chamber.  To carry any other way was to risk and accidental discharge if the hammer was struck, as the firing pin was mounted to the hammer.  We've known about this problem since 1873.

Ruger got around this problem with the transfer bar, and they've been very successful in the trade, but even with my Rugers, I always carried five (Load one, skip one, load four.)  It's an old habit.

Because we live in a litigious society, gun makers are all about saafety.  So, Uberti realized that they had a problem ad set about to fix it, while keeping the gun looking authentic.  Their solution was a floating firing pin that is only able to reach the primer when the trigger is held firmly to the rear.

My current favorite CFDA gun is a Cimoarron Model P, made by Uberti.  I bought it last year.  I noticed, out o the box that it didn't have a safety click on the hammer.  It's basically a 3-click Colt clone.  But I didn't think...

Beta Testing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:10, Wednesday, 26 June

Socialism is typically favoured by weaker males, according to academic research [More]
Not much of a surprise, nor is the jealous resentment and hatred directed at those they recognize as their superiors.

That's also why they misbehave in numbers, and with faces masked.

[H/T Wirecutter]

Could This Be About Money?

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 13:06, Wednesday, 26 June

John Richardson has an interesting tidbit:

One thing that has been mentioned to me is that there is more than a supposed “coup” attempt behind this. The NRA-ILA gave the NRA proper a substantial loan that has not yet been repaid so that they could cover their bills. The loan was made in the 2017 time frame. Now it is rumored that Wayne came back to ILA asking for a loan in the $15 million range and Chris Cox said no. The other person who had the authority to say “no” on behalf of the NRA-ILA was Scott Christman and he is on administrative leave as well.

Interesting.

POTD: AK With Side Folding Wooden Stock

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 26 June

AK With Side Folding Wooden Stock (main)Wooden stocks on AKs are nothing new, neither are side folding stocks. However, the combination of both is something that simply doesn’t exist (not counting the custom made ones). Well, didn’t exist: Kalashnikov Concern has released a limited edition commemorative TG2 rifle with a side folding wooden stock. TG2 is an AK-103 pattern rifle chambered […]

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Saint or Sinner

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 26 June

Welcome everyone to the 14th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, 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 […]

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12:55

Ray Bradbury Theater

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 12:47, Wednesday, 26 June

This was a 2000s HBO series where Ray Bradbury produced episodes based on his stories.  Some are excellent.  His story "The Veldt" came through exactly as I imagined it when reading it.  Like many of Bradbury's stories, there is often an amazingly effective projection of where things are going, and not in a positive way.  One story stared Bruce Weitz, who you may remember from Hill Street Blues as a rebel against an over connected world who murders all noisy electronic devices.

French Onion Soup

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 12:23, Wednesday, 26 June

• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus softened butter, for spreading
• 3 large onions (about 2 pounds), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
• Sea salt
• 2 tablespoons dry sherry
• 1 quart Rich Beef Stock (I make a day ahead of time or you can use bone broth)
• Freshly ground pepper
• Four 1/2-inch-thick slices sourdough bread, cut into 4-inch rounds
•...

No Need to Go On

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:47, Wednesday, 26 June

"Miss Omar appears to be a serial career criminal and should not have access to our nation's highest secrets and intelligence"... [More]
He should have ended it at she shouldn't have access to our nation.

Too Little Too Late

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:14, Wednesday, 26 June

Received via email:

I suppose it's better late than never, but that he's just getting around to a "bang for the buck" analysis now is yet another demonstration of how he has enjoyed fabulous benefits while dumping his oversight responsibilities on others. That's not only stupid and lazy, but it's also disrespectful of everyone who made a donation at the expense of another priority.

UPDATE: Looks like Chris Cox resigned, too.

I'm wondering if all this is going to result in more lawsuits.

Who thinks Wayne won't sue if they do th...
Broward County Sheriff Fires Two More Deputies Over Parkland School Shooting - “After we take that totality of facts, it became clear to me and our command staff that this was neglect of duty.” [More]
That's OK for starters, Sheriff Tony. Now, how about using that bully pulpit and scorching all the nitwits saying the answer is more citizen disarmament?
 
Five stars on that collar tell me they still don't have their priorities straight.

[Via Michael G]
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Patching Holes in the Shield

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:32, Wednesday, 26 June

Minnesota Supreme Court Holds That Nonmedia Speakers Are Fully Protected by First Amendment [More]
Anything that makes "Authorized Journalists" less elite is A-OK in my book. Actually, if anybody ought to be sued...

[Via Michael G]

Minority report

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:52, Wednesday, 26 June

More on the NRA’s issues

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:46, Wednesday, 26 June

Here’s about as thorough a summary as I’ve seen.

Court challenge to the NFA

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:26, Wednesday, 26 June

Based on tax law:

Several years ago, Nick Bronsozian was charged with possession of an unregistered machinegun under a tax law statute. The provision in question, 26 U.S.C. 5861(d), says that in order to have a machinegun registered, a tax must be paid on it. Simple enough, right? Bronsozian didnt pay his tax. Case closed. Thats what the government argued anyway, but the situation is more complicated than that.

A subsequently enacted law, 18 U.S.C. 922(o), prevents the government from registering and accepting tax payments on new machineguns. So Bronsozian was charged and convicted of a felony for not paying a tax that the government would not allow him to pay. If that strikes you as odd, its probably because youve read the Constitution.

Read the whole thing.

Still sporty at the NRA

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:25, Wednesday, 26 June

NRA TV has been shuttered.

Chris Cox, who is an awesome guy, has resigned from NRA ILA.

All the cool kids have left the NRA and Wayne remains.

The suppressor bill

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:23, Wednesday, 26 June

Mentioned it earlier but here’s a detailed analysis and rebuttal to this stupid legislation, that would make me a felon.

Well, come on then

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:21, Wednesday, 26 June

Some idiot is running on the platform that he is coming for your AR-15s. When you get to Knoxville, shoot me a note. Happy to meet you.

This does not strike me as a bad thing

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:20, Wednesday, 26 June

Headline: Gorsuch joins liberal justices in ruling against federal criminal statute

Oh no! Those darn liberals. What did they rule actually? They defended the 5th and 6th amendments.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:18, Wednesday, 26 June

Don't turn off the computer, Dad!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:45, Wednesday, 26 June

He turned off the computer.

What is NRA’s Future?

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 11:34, Wednesday, 26 June

Wayne will turn 70 in November. He’s the same age as my father, who has been retired now for 8 years. My father is starting to go from an old guy to an elderly guy. How many more productive working years does Wayne have left? Five maybe? Are we to have an octogenarian running NRA? Is there a possibility he’s already losing his mojo and is lashing out?

At some point, NRA will face a future without Wayne at the helm, and they just pissed away the most likely and probably the most effective replacement. Chris was the heir apparent. So what now? This isn’t a long term question. At the very least, Wayne isn’t going to live forever. Chris had already been positioned and groomed. I am hoping the Board starts to understand the depth and seriousness of the matter that is now before them.

Cox Resigns

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 10:21, Wednesday, 26 June

I’ve read the lawsuit against Ollie North. They don’t have shit on Chris Cox if this is all that’s known. But nonetheless, he’s resigned. This isn’t good. Now ILA is rudderless at a very dangerous time for us.

It’s not clear who inside the NRA could take Cox’s place, and recruiting an outsider could be especially difficult because of the financial turmoil and political bloodletting roiling the group, insiders say.

This is an understatement.

I was reserving judgement until I read the lawsuit. The text that came out in discovery were from April 24th, which is about when we all found out about No...

Flex Force Enterprises (formerly Radio Hill) is more widely known for their counter UAV handheld DroneBuster device but the company also makes machine gun mounts that are currently in use by the U.S. Government. Their ASP-Land and ASP-Maritime are gyrostabilized mounts that are designed to be used in both a manual operator role and in […]

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Patterning with Oval and Angled Shotgun Muzzles

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 26 June

Patterning with Oval and Angled Shotgun Muzzles (1)Constriction of the shotgun bore diameter at the muzzle end is probably the most widespread technique of changing the shot pattern density at a given distance. It is achieved either by having a permanent constriction built into the design of the barrel itself or by the use of removable choke tubes. As you know, the […]

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09:55

YEP. I’M COMING FOR YOUR AR15

You heard me. No apologies. The same reason you don’t need a lion to protect your home, is why you don’t need a rifle that shoots at 3X the speed of sound and splits concrete like ice. It’s an unreasonable risk.

Nate McMurray @Nate_McMurray
Tweeted on June 24, 2019
[McMurray is not some random troll bot. He is running for U.S. Congress.

It looks to me like he is confessing to the violation of 18 USC 241 and is trying for 18 USC 242 as well.—Joe]

So...

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 08:01, Wednesday, 26 June

Say I DO buy a commodity plastic 9mm...

With my luck and if I get a M&P, then Smith will have financial problems again and not get any Police Department contracts.  Or if I get a M17, the War Department will change their mind and cancel procurement and go somewhere else the model will be nigh stillborn.

Glock is my third choice, but I am snakebit.  Something bad can happen to Glock and even the mighty Austrians can get eclipsed.

Now none of this bothers me none after the sale.  I have a Hudson, fully aware it could end up like it did.  I was just thinking aftermarket support.

Then again, there are enough Glocks out there after market support will last for decades if they magically never sold another new gun starting tomorrow.

I Love The M3A1

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:59, Wednesday, 26 June

I was issued one as a tanker and lways liked the darned thing.  Simple as a gun can get, it shot the .45 ACP and did just fin for short range work.



It's a fun little gun.  Lightweight, reliable, and effective.

Underwhelming

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:37, Wednesday, 26 June

Hundreds sign petition in support of allowing Virginia Beach city employees to bring guns to work [More]
That'll have the oppressors quaking in their boots.

Wake me when it's hundreds of thousands.

[Via Mack H]

Police concluded that there’s a high probability that someone mistakenly thought a sheriff’s deputy was someone else, she said. [More]
There something about frightened sheep calling wolves to save them that just seems a bit off ...

[Via Mack H]

Georgia Pushes Gun Safety - County sheriff offices in the state are distributing gun locking devices following a recent incident [More]
Let's ask "Sammy the Bull" Gravano what he thinks.

There ain't no "One size fits all," and who thinks Darius, the catalyst for this phony act of public virtue oozing, would have suddenly become responsible?

I guess NSSF thinks this will make people like them.

Attack of the Satanic Hellhags

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:03, Wednesday, 26 June

‘Nuns vs. Guns’ Is a Progressive Gaslighting Con for Bullying Churches [More]
The first clue is the attack on freedom and the advancing of an agenda that serves the very ideology that persecutes and then repurposes the Church.

[Via Mack H]

MoveOn 2020 Straw Poll Results, June 2019 ... First Choice: Elizabeth Warren 37.8% ... Second Choice: Elizabeth Warren 24.8% [More]
Looks like the wisdom of Magua is once more being ignored...

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Mixed Messages

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:37, Wednesday, 26 June

The mixed messages are adding to the confusion and frustration California gun owners and advocacy groups have expressed in recent weeks as they try to navigate new regulations they first learned about earlier this month. [More]
When even the rulers can't agree on what edicts to hang you with, how are you supposed to know?

Don't worry, they'll find something.

The thought strikes-- perhaps friends could supply California friends with pre-registration ammo on the sly so that folks who have stockpiled can offload and replace some of their older stuff...

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David Hogg, now 19, is at it again. He jumped on the publicity bandwagon in hopes of being the new poster child of the anti-gun movement after the high school he attended was the site of a mass murder atrocity … Read more

Amazing

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:04, Wednesday, 26 June

To get an idea of the field of view represented by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photograph, go out under the night sky, find a blank piece of blackness between the stars...
"...take two pins or sewing needles and, at arm's length, cross them. The small square where the two pins overlap is approximately the visual area represented by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field photograph."
Wonderful and awesome in the most literal senses of the words.
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It still makes me chuckle...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:12, Wednesday, 26 June

The opposite of a polar vortex?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:26, Wednesday, 26 June

I guess this is a "Equatorial Burp"...

Advice from @EU_ENV and @eu_echo:
By 27 June, the #heatwave is expected to peak, with extreme temperatures all over the continent, with many values over 36°C and locally above 40°C. Avoid fire hazards and take care of your health health. Daily map at https://t.co/M35bZjG4SG pic.twitter.com/lrQt3yMA2q
— WMO | OMM (@WMO) June 25, 2019


It is near the termination of submarine cables from the Middle East, and so there's low latency (combined with political stability).  And it's pretty near bomb proof:

That has made Marseille a magnet for data-center operations—where data and application providers can "put platforms in a safe environment in terms of legal and financial environments like Europe and particularly the European Union and at the same time be connected to 46 countries directly with a very low latency," Coquio explained. "Basically, in the last 15 years, we have [cut] the cost of a submarine cable to a [10th of what it was] and multiplied the capacity by 50."

As a result of this transformation of the Internet world and the corresponding rise of Marseille as a digital content center for the world, demand for co-location space has driven Interxion to undertake an interesting construction project: the conversion of a former Nazi submarine base into a seaside data center.
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How to be a better shot

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:34, Wednesday, 26 June

At basketball free throws.  The centerline technique seems like a good trick.

Palmetto has a deal for you.  With those sights already installed... damn, wish I had an extra two-fifty for a .22.

Palmetto State has some great deals, but their shipping sucks; it takes for bloody EVER.

"Google: We ARE Evil"

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:11, Wednesday, 26 June

Isn’t it odd,  here video evidence of company claiming that it intends to interfere with the 2020 election and Adam Shiff is silent? Perhaps he only likes fake collusion stories.


When the terminally PC run the place.

Seriously, these asshats TELL us, by actions and- when caught at it- in words that they want control of words and thoughts, and to control the elections.  They need to be dealt with.

Norman Stone, 8 March 1941 –19 June 2019

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:47, Wednesday, 26 June

Richard J. Evans, in The Guardian, really unloaded on the conservative historian Norman Stone in an obituary.

was character assassination. As a judge of the Fraenkel prize in contemporary history some years ago, he told the astonished members of the jury that they should not award the prize to a historian of Germany whose politics he disliked because she was an East German agent – an allegation that was enough to rule her out of contention even though it was absolutely baseless and undoubtedly defamatory.

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USA Today:

Brave grandma kills 4.5-foot-long cobra with shovel to protect neighborhood kids.

Animal control said the snake that grandma Kathy Kehoe killed was an Asian cobra, and was about 4.5 feet long.

Animal control said the snake that grandma Kathy Kehoe killed was an Asian cobra, and was about 4.5 feet long. (Photo: Getty Images)

First she snapped photos.

Then the 73-year-old Pennsylvania grandma smashed the snake dead with a shovel. Animal control says she slayed a 4.5 foot Asian cobra.

Kathy Kehoe said she knew instantly it was a cobra when she first spotted it on her patio. Birds were s...

By Nathan Barton

In 2019, we see more and more ways that either Progressives (Regressives, especially Tranzis) or Conservatives can come unglued at what we say or do.  Here are a few I came up with from recent news and events.

  1. Tell people that the parents of children, not their teachers (or the school or government), should decide what children should be taught.
  2. Wish someone “Happy Holidays.” (to Conservatives) Wish someone “Merry Christmas.” (to Regressives).  [Some of us, just to frost people, have been using the greeting “Ave, Saturn” – reminding people that Christmas started out as Saturnalia, a pagan holiday leading up to the Winter Solstice. That ticks them all off.]
  3. Remind people that not that many years ago, most states didn’t even require drivers’ licenses to drive private automobiles. Not even illegal immigrants.
  4. Remind people that not that long ago, children didn’t wear bike helmets and played right out in the middle of the street with no adults watching them.
  5. Ask people how much KoolAid ™ they drank as children back in the day (or that their paren...

Midweek Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:49, Wednesday, 26 June

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain Starts things off with In The Mailbox: 06.24.19. OVER THE TRANSOM Bacon Time: My First Chick-Fil-A EBL: Brexit 2019 – Leave Means Leave, also, Erdogan’s AKP Loses Again In Istanbul Mayor Election Twitchy: Chicago PD Releases More Smollett Hate Crime Hoax Footage, And We’re Going To Need A Lot More […]

Self-defense in Pittsburgh

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 26 June

Though the media hate to admit that. Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Young Man Trying To Force His Way Into House. He wasn’t “trying to force his way into” the house, he had just kicked open the front door. But that comes later in the story. Police say it all started a short time before when […]

What is the ecological impact of the electric scooters on the river? River patrol pulls e-scooters from bottom of Willamette River. The river patrol dive team expects to find at least 20 of the shared scooter by the end of the cleaning project. The Instagram account (follow the links) is mostly of broken scooters littering […]

Sterling S11: Donkey in a Thoroughbred Race

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 26 June

In the 1960s, the Sterling company began to worry about the prospects of continued sales of the Sterling (Patchett) SMG, especially in light of new competitors like the H&K MP5. Its chief design engineer, Frank Waters, created the S11 as a gun to replace the classic Sterling. The S11 was based on a simple stamped/folded steel receiver, and was intended to have a lower unit cost that the Sterling. It kept the excellent Patchett magazine, but had a barrel and sights offset to the left side, and offered two separate bayonet lugs – one for the No5 rifle and one for the L1A1/FAL.

Unfortunately for Sterling, it was determined that the tooling cost would have made the S11 actually more expensive that the existing guns, whose tooling costs had been long since covered. Also, the S11 was just not a very good or very reliable design – a “donkey in a thoroughbred race” to quote one Sterling manager. This one prototype was the only exam...

Armed Criminals Are Testimonials to Failure of Gun Control

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:22, Wednesday, 26 June

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NRATV Shuttered

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 09:20, Wednesday, 26 June

The latest victim in the Ack-Mac dispute. I think Media Matters is feeling a bit self indulgent over believing they played a role, since they brought to light the Tommy the Tank fiasco. Though, I do have to admit that their statement that “NRATV was a malevolent and destructive force” is kind of hard to argue with.

Way before NRATV, Ack-Mac was putting on some reasonable programming. Then they brought in Internet personalities like Colion Noir, Billy Johnson, Dom Raso, and actually, Angry Dana was part of that initial group. None of that early foray I had issues with, because their programming was very gun focused initially, and some of it even watchable. In hindsight, bringing them in as paid professionals was a mistake. They were more valuable to the movement as independent personalities.

I can’t exactly recall when, but at some point Ack-Mac really started taking NRATV off the rails with loony right-wing bullshit that had nothing to do with guns. The poster c...

The Guns And Shooters Of The National Rifle League

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 26 June

The Guns of the National Rifle LeagueIn early June, I visited the Vortex Rampage match of the National Rifle League in Iowa.  In my previous article describing the match itself, I mentioned that I would also report on some of the guns shooters were running.  The match was fun to attend and it had a laid back, friendly atmosphere.  Of course, […]

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Tweaked & Upgraded for 2020: NEW Browning BPS Shotguns

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 26 June

bpsBrowning has already lifted the veil off of their newly redesigned BPS shotguns for the upcoming year 2020 with more mindful features for hunting and shooting. One immediate improvement is the checkered grip surfaces on Walnut stock models and textured grip surfaces on their composite stocked counterparts. While the NEW Browning BPS shotguns look nearly […]

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CZ 457 Pro Varmint Suppressor Ready

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 06:30, Wednesday, 26 June

Precision Rifle Network reviews the CZ457 22LR Pro Varmint. Amazing little rifle is a tac driver with a ton of great features for less than $600.00! Check out the tiny groups from this thing. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV is giving away one gun per month to a randomly selected $5-level (and higher) Patreon supporter. […]

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Faxon Announces FX-19 Line of Pistols

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 26 June

Faxon Firearms have announced the launch of their new 9x19mm pistol line, with the guns available from the 24th June. The FX-19 Hellfire and the compact FX-19 Patriot come with custom Faxon frames and barrels, a 1911-profile grip angle, an undercut trigger guard, extended magazine releases and cutouts for pistol optics.  FX-19 Patriot Pistol (Faxon […]

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05:55

A Red Flag

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:19, Wednesday, 26 June

Officers say the alleged gunman had criminal convictions for domestic violence, DUI and battery, and had guns that are illegal in California, including two assault weapons. [More]
Which obviously means we need more "gun control"!

Comment of the Year

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:17, Wednesday, 26 June

Watch how many turn around. [More]
Laughing here.

What's not funny is the story prompting it.  I understand the concern over the optics of privileged Eric vs. poor SJWorking girl resulting in the decision not to press charges, but that sends the wrong message about equality under the law. Plus now we don't get to find out who this head case is so we can see just how Democratically deranged she is from her social media trail.

That and she deserves the same consequences I'd get if I spat on Chelsea.


[More]Continually make yourself a pain in the ass to ignore and I'll pay attention to you.

Free Books- Part 182

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:22, Wednesday, 26 June

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 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 […]

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According to Aquiles Hopkins, president of the Confederation of Associations of Agricultural Producers of Venezuela, national production currently covers only 15%–20% of the country’s consumption needs. “Socialism is what you have in Norway, in Finland,” said Hopkins during an interview in his office in Caracas. “This is an autocracy.”
No, socialism is not what you have in Norway and Finland. What you have in Norway and Finland is largely capitalism with generous social safety nets and public services supported by very high taxes on extremely productive economies (and North Sea oil revenues in the case of the former.)

This can work okay in a culture with strong social taboos against both ostentation and freeloading. How well it can continue to work with large influxes of people who don't have those same taboos remains to be seen.
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The Bard’s Song

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Wednesday, 26 June

I’m not sure how I feel about Van Canto. I mostly don’t like the music when it shows up in my playlists, but I don’t think I’ve really heard much of them. Officially they are listed as “A Capella Metal,” which seems like an oxymoron to me. No screaming guitars. No thundering drums. Aren’t those […]

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In early June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation held its 2019 Industry Summit in Colorado Springs. After listening to a 4-star general and heavyweight industry speakers, we were introduced to a svelte and fashionably-dressed young woman, confident in her delivery and powerful in her message. Julia Landauer is no stranger to the public. She’s delivered 2 TEDx talks, she’s a motivational speaker engaged by top corporations and organizations and she competed in the popular TV series, Survivor. However, she is best known as a NASCAR champion and has a long list of accomplishments and wins. I had the pleasure of chatting with her for a few minutes after her presentation. 

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The popularity of books and films about backcountry adventures, like Wild and A Walk in the Woods, have led to an increased interest in some of the world’s long-distance hikes and wildest wilderness places. Management organizations for the Pacific Crest Trail (Wild) and the Appalachian Trail (A Walk in the Woods) are bracing for an increase in the number of people embarking on these trails, while permit applications for the shorter John Muir Trail skyrocketed a few years ago. Once pursued by only a handful of hearty hikers each year, these trails are now swelling with adventure-seekers. The challenge of a 2,000-mile hike, or walking into the unknown in a wild environment, is a very common theme in human history, and these trails provide easy access for adventure-seekers. But is an increase in travel on these trails helpful or hurtful to the environment?

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Tuesday, 25 June

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Area One USPSA results

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:18, Tuesday, 25 June

I had relatively modest goals for my Area One performance:

  1. Don’t get hurt or hurt anyone.
  2. Don’t get DQ’d.
  3. Don’t finish last.

I met my goals. In Limited I came in 81st out of 118 shooters. If you just look at Limited B class shooters then I came in 32nd out of 38. Or if you just look at Limited Seniors then I came in 9th out of 15. And finally, my favorite view, in Limited, Senior, B class shooters I came in 2nd out of four shooters.

I had a good time at the match. My squad was v...

Addition to the family

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:53, Tuesday, 25 June

For years I’ve wanted to be able to legally conceal carry in Oregon. It seems that there are several times a year when Barb and I go through there. Last weekend I shot in the USPSA Area One Championship (results here, I came in 81st out of 118 in Limited) outside of Bend Oregon. About a year ago we visited Crater Lake (where Barb proposed to me) and several other interesting parks with interesting geological attractions. We have gone to Portland to Powell’s City of Books and Voodoo Donuts. And while Lava Beds National Monument is actually in California, I would like to take her to visit that someday. It is just over the border from Oregon and we would probably drive from Washington. The problem is that Oregon doesn’t recognize concealed carry license from any other state.

Since...

Today's Obscure Question

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 18:55, Wednesday, 26 June

Say that I have several keywords such as "Lake Charles" and "Lee Roy Williams" that I want to do a search for, without having to enter each keyword by hand.  I will have a list of keywords produced by an awk script.  I would like to produce a series of searches (using whatever search engine is most familiar to you), so that I will double click a URL in a list of URLs, and have it take me to the list of matches.  There must be a way.

There is:
http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Arturo+Ibarra+Raul+Segura-Rodriguez
This explains the codes.
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I want to start this sporadic segment off right.

All Hail Trump, the NYC Demorrhoid turned Republican of Convenience.  After all, had he admitted to being a Demorrhoid, he'd have lost the election.

Instead, his narcissism impacted like the Chicxulub Meteorite and wiped out every possible actual Republican, thus freeing Hillary, the National-Socialist Witch of the Northeast By Way of the Toothless South, to focus her corruption on eliminating Bernie. 

I guess in a three-way race between Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, Mussolini is the slightly lesser evil. But he sure as hell isn't good.

The terrifying thing is the Demorrhoids are masturbating over Russian Birth Certificates and "emoluments," which most of them can't even spell without copy/paste, when they should be objecting to massive Executive power grabs, like redefining random bits of plastic as "machine guns" and endorsing asset forfeiture without trial.  But since they're all in on that themselves, they'll give him free reign, while refusing to acknowledge he's one of theirs.

The man's doing everything the DNC claims to want, while they object to him doing it, and the Republitards endorse ...

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Fishing With A Dirt Cheap Rod

by Dave Markowitz in Blog O'Stuff at 18:39, Tuesday, 25 June

Last year when I started to get back into fishing I became aware of Tenkara, including some very inexpensive rods imported from Asia. By inexpensive I mean that I saw them for $5 with free shipping from China when bought on eBay.

Earlier this week I ordered a very similar cheap rod made by uxcell from Amazon, for the princely sum of $10.47 on Prime. Uxcell offers them in several lengths. Since my good Tenkara rod is 12 feet long, I decided to go shorter and got a 2.5M / 8.2 foot rod. I figured it might be easier to use when there are a lot of overhanging branches. That's common along creeks in Southeastern PA.

Actually, based on what I read on tenkarabum.com, this might be more properly classed as a "keiryu" rod due to the lack of a cork handle.

The fit and finish of this rod are nowhere near as nice as my Wild Water Tenkara rod, but it was about 1/9th the cost. Before I took it out I added a couple layers of plumber's Teflon pipe tape to the threads on the base plug, because it seemed a little loose. I also added a couple drops of super glue to where the lillian attaches to the tip. Then, I added a lanyard of d...

Story here. That's strange. I thought their "stringent gun laws" prevented bad guys from getting guns. If those laws are failing, I'm sure this new one will be equally effective.

Response to Dumbfounded Dad

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 18:13, Tuesday, 25 June

Quite a few people have written to tell me about an advice column in the Chicago Tribune, so full of gun nonsense and distortion it was hard to believe the paper ran it, or columnist Amy's hopelessly ignorant reply.

Personal Defense World magazine asked me to draft a reply, which they just published.

https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2019/06/dear-amy-legal-gun-ownership

If you have any doubt about a total lack of knowledge or overwhelming bias concerning guns at the Trib, you can abandon that now. Pretty much similar to other legacy media outlets. "Dumbfounded Dad" begins:

This week I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working,responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it's not a normal gun either — it is a 40 caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow point bullets. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess!

Amy's response piles on ignorance and fabrication like gasoline on a wildfire. Hollowpoint ammo explodes. It gets w...

YouTube Censors Project Veritas for Covering Google

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:19, Tuesday, 25 June

The least surprising news of the week. YouTube Suppresses Project Veritas Exposé of Google Election Meddling. But the video is on Vimeo (see below) and also, as I mentioned the other day, on BitChute, because everyone knew this would happen.

“Verizon Manages to Break the Internet”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:15, Tuesday, 25 June

I love this headline. Verizon Manages to Break the Internet, and It’s a Reminder That Small Errors Often Have Huge Consequences. And they definitely get the Godzilla Facepalm over this one. At least they didn’t make the change right before a 3-day weekend, and then disappear. (Though it seems they did disappear for a couple […]

front line holstersThe longer you own firearms the greater your holster collection becomes. In my travels, carrying exploits, and writing for TFB I have handled a lot of holsters. Many really good and some that were not up to par. Many of which were specialty makes and models. We can all likely point to a specific favorite […]

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POTD: M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 25 June

Artillery and indirect fire: The M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer is the subject in this Photo Of The Day, with pictures from both Germany, Austria and Norway. They provide far-reaching fire support, with help from the reconnaissance battalion. Together they prepared the attack of the Panzergrenadier Brigade, as they bombarded the targets before the main battle tanks […]

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Side ChickAre you looking for a Remington 700 chassis that is ultralight and includes all the features requested by top precision rifle shooters? Say no more. Q, of ‘The Fix’ fame, have just announced the release of the Side Chick, a sub 3 pound chassis for the 700 receiver footprint. Included are a fully adjustable folding […]

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Dear Amy: You Clearly Know Nothing About Legal Gun Ownership [More]
A-yup.

Two CAN'T Play That Game

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:20, Tuesday, 25 June


Well, well, well:

[More]Arrest them!

Real Reporting

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:06, Tuesday, 25 June

Philip Van Clief... [More]
I'm sorry, Contact Reporter Marie Albiges.

Sometimes we expect too much of you.

[Via Mack H]


The Braveheart here is the student. [More]

[Via Mean Betsy]

Make Mexico Great Again

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:42, Tuesday, 25 June

Rank-And-File Mexicans Agree With Him And Want Guatemala Border Closed! [More]
Damn racist xenophobes...

Dems Double Down on Dumb

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:36, Tuesday, 25 June

Of course, in order for this bill to pass, it needs to move through both houses. And nothing can move through the Senate unless the Senate Republicans return.   Wilde, in his infinite stupidity, just gave them another reason not to. [More]
More developments along the Oregon trail...

Police Reports, Please

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:14, Tuesday, 25 June

Parkland survivor David Hogg says he's been target of 7 'assassination attempts' [More]
Were those before or after Trump and Kavanaugh raped him?

[Via Jess]

Billionaire Tom Steyer, Emily’s List pump cash into Virginia to help Democrats [More]
Hold up, guys! Got room for one more?

[Via Mack H]

Ten years ago on this blog

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:13, Tuesday, 25 June

This is still funny.

Is everyone in the future retarded?
Well, yes.
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I am signed up for the FIREARMS SHOOTING SEMINAR presented by Soke Jeff Hall & Mike Mackin at Fernan Rod & Gun Club near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.. Hōjutsu-Ryu is a martial arts discipline involving combat firearms training at a very effective level. I talked to Mike this week and there are still slots available for […]

The post Martial Arts Shooting Seminar in Coeur d’Alene Area appeared first on The Law Office of Mark Knapp.

People Just Blow-off Jury Duty?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:46, Tuesday, 25 June

I didn’t know jury duty was optional. Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty. 60 people out 200 show up. Because the other 140 were “busy.” But the thing that makes me angry… The sheriff says none of the people who failed to answer a jury summons were arrested. So. No penalty […]

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6/19/19 KTXA:

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (CBS Local) — A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived.
“I walked out and said, ‘can I help you?’ And he said, ‘yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,'” Marcia Black, a grandmother of four, ...

Trenton, MO

by Clayton Cramer in Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog at 08:05, Tuesday, 25 June

6/17/19 WDAF:

Diab was about 30 minutes into transporting an inmate, identified as Jamey Aaron Griffin, from the jail in Trenton to Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, when Griffin somehow got Diab’s gun and shot her in the stomach. Griffin was shot in the hand.
“The vehicle by that time came to a rolling stop on us 69 Hwy,” said Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Jake Angle. “There were some citizens a the Pit Stop convenience store in Winston, Missouri, that I suppose sensed something wasn’t right. Came over to her aid and subdued the suspect until law enforcement arrived.”
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6/21/19 WSLS:

The man authorities say broke into a Botetourt County home is in the hospital after being shot by the homeowners' adult daughter's boyfriend Thursday afternoon, according to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office. 
At about 4:30 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call about a person who forced his way into a home in the 3300 block of Ball Park Road, near Eagle Rock.
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Showing My Age

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:21, Tuesday, 25 June

I've been informed that Firesign Theater references like the one used here will not be familiar to most readers under 60. I understand and accept that. Nonetheless, it has been a tradition both at WoG and at Sipsey Street before Mike died. We were delighted to find we had that in common.

The rest will either be curious enough to learn more or it will be their loss. If I were worried about visitors not getting old cultural references, I'd have to retire all kinds of recurring characters, including Skip Coolzip, and  Yul, and Fletcher, and Gomer, as well as can catchphrases like  "Forget it Jake, it's Chi-Town."...

I was going through an old FOIA response to our "bump stock" queries and came across a copy of a Dianne Feinstein press release that pretty much distills Democrat (look who signed on) "gun control" down to the basics:

The only reason to fire so many rounds so fast is to kill large numbers of people ... The bill also contains exceptions for lawful possession of these devices by law enforcement and the government.
Any questions?

Polin told the group to leave, but they returned about 10 minutes later and confronted him. A 16-year-old from the group allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot a round into the ceiling, Dyer said. Polin tried wrestling the gun from the teen, but the teen pulled away and shot him several times... [More]
Oh, those kooky "teens."

This is a job for universal background checks, red flag laws, and "assault weapon" bans!

No?

On the bright side, at least the kid is old enough to be a "gunsense voter"...

Tabarly can be seen on the store's surveillance camera footage pushing Wishah to the ground ...  the same two officers returned to the supermarket the next day to seize surveillance video of the incident and persuade the owner to claim that he had wanted Wishah removed from the premises ... Tabarly remains on the Country Club Hills Police Department's roster, according to the Peace Officer Standards and Training division... [More]
Oxymoronic in more ways than one...

Curious thing about their Facebook page:

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Your Kind Isn't Welcome Here

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:36, Tuesday, 25 June

National Guard Bans Christian Scouts Because of Religious Beliefs [More]
Who thinks these guys would have an issue with Katrina confiscations?

[Via Michael G]

Boiling Point

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Tuesday, 25 June

In re the subject of today's AmmoLand piece, War on Guns Correspondent Florida Guy asks about statutory authority for enforcers to make arrests, and whether that could be a basis for things boiling over.

It looks like what Brown's Brownshirts will be deployed under is from Article IV  of the Oregon Constitution:
Section 12. Quorum; failure to effect organization. Two thirds of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may meet; adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members. A quorum being in attendance, if either house fail to effect an organization within the first five days thereafter, the members of the house so failing shall be entitled to no compensation from the end of the said five days until an organization shall have been effected.
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Nancy Pelosi On Immigration Laws: “In Terms Of Interior Enforcement – What’s The Point?” [More]
Any questions on what the plan is?

[Via Michael G]

Eleven years of blogging

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:40, Tuesday, 25 June

That seems like a long time, and also seems like it's not really very long at all.  That's probably because there's a difference between Internet time and actual real world time.  Here's what I put up ten years ago, which actually seems to have aged well.  Err, except for expressions like shizzle Flippity Floppity Floop.

What I learned in my first year of blogging...

We are coming up on America's Independence Day celebration, which has me thinking about the difference between the red, white, and blue cardboard history that is pushed on the public, and the real history of the period.  The real history is, of course, a lot more interesting.  And it is never taught in school, and history professors rarely write books about it.

The most plausible explanation for this is that the American Narrative as taught is a morality play, one that leads to ever more progress.  Indeed, to look at the motto of New York State is to see this emblazoned on the very flag: excelsior, ever onward and upward.

History, of course - even American history - does not work that way.  I've written before that the history of what is vulgarly known as the "Civil War"* is nothing that would be recognized by those who lived through it.  The interesting actual history has been twisted, pulled into an excelsior upward arc of morality play.  Twisted beyond recognition, actually.

Because you can't know where ...

In a case raising important First Amendment issues for the Internet age, the ACLU of Rhode Island has taken on the defense of a Massachusetts blogger who was ordered by a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to "immediately remove" from his website "any and all posts, blogs, and comments" regarding a person who sued him for libel [warning: health-threatening overuse of large-and-small-caps -EV], without even hearing from the internet publisher.  Considering the court order a classic example of censorship, ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorney Lynette Labinger has removed the case to federal court for adjudication.
The injunction also bars the defendant from, among other things, "cyber stalking, cyber bullying, … annoying, … or otherwise interfering with plaintiff," which is unconstitutionally vague, I think, as well as unconstitutionally overbroad.

“Tales of an Inn”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:20, Tuesday, 25 June

Nancy Mohr, of Sevynmor Press, is generously sharing her publication company’s first book, Nancy Nicholas’s Tales of an Inn, memories of Fox Hunting and Equestrian Life in post-WWII Chester County, Pennsylvania, on-line.

Sevynmor Press popped up in 1989, by happenstance, with its first book Tales of An Inn. Twenty-six years later, it’s time to share the little book again – without any cost to the reader. Some of the characters emerge in The Lady Blows A Horn and Delicious Memories. Look at the end of this page...

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le marksmenSteyr Arms is extending a tremendously generous offer to LE Marksmen by opening up their Steyr Training Academy for FREE long distance marksmanship training for any qualified law enforcement marksmen. The following Press Release was issued by Steyr Arms a little over a week ago notifying law enforcement that if you can find a way […]

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NEW Lasermax Glock Gen5 Guide Rod Lasers in Red or Green

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 25 June

guide rodAs Glock continues to grow out their line of Gen5 pistols so does Lasermax with their Guide Rod Lasers that fit inside. For those who might be unfamiliar with the concept, Lasermax produces a laser that is tucked neatly inside the guide rod/recoil assembly of various semi-automatic pistols. By doing this, owners do not need to […]

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M&P9 ShieldSmith & Wesson are celebrating shipping their three millionth M&P Shield. Since its introduction back in 2012, Smith & Wesson have shipped the pistol in various calibres and configuration including .380 APC, 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Since the very first Shield, we’ve seen the M&P Shield M2.0 and the M&P380 Shield EZ. The M&P […]

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Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.

Jen Gennai
Head of Responsible Innovation, Google
May 2019
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam
[Via a comment by Chet.

Watch the video. Genai explicitly says they are implementing “fairness” and that their definition of fairness is completely different from the definition of fairness used by the people who voted for Donald Trump. She says everyone got screwed over with the election of Trump and they can’t let that happen again in 2020.

Read her response to the video ...

The Stick of Despair

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:20, Tuesday, 25 June

Woke this morning to learn my friends’ return has been delayed. Only slightly, won’t really change anything, but still. “Delay” is not, at this point, good news.

My cerebral function having come almost entirely to a halt, I’ve been sitting here watching videos of this guy carving walking sticks. The videos contain a certain percentage of folksy bullshit but he’s quite skillful at producing photorealistic rattlesnake carvings. He has clearly given rattlesnakes a lot of thought, and I’m impressed by his patience for detail.

This morning’s stick depicting the last moments of a mouse that has attracted a snake’s attention kind of matches my mood…

The Next "Trump Situation"

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:42, Tuesday, 25 June

Google is a powerful company who all but controls what we see, hear, share, and follow on the intertubes.  With great power, comes great responsibility, and we all recall the sage wisdom of power being a corrupting influence.  Google powers almost everything we see on the internet, including the host of this tiny blog.

It seems that Project Vertias was talking with a Google executive who said that Google wants to prevent another "Trump situation".

Elizabeth Warren is talking about breaking up Google, like the government broke up the Bell System in the past century.  If Google is trying to prevent a "Trump Situation".

It seems that Google is trying to influence search results.  I know that Facebook and Google scan media that is uploaded to their platforms and target political media.  I am in a Sheriff's race in a small parish in  Louisiana, and I have to jump through hoops to make my campaign ads publish successfully.

Full video is available at the link above....

Half-Baked Arguments

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:32, Tuesday, 25 June

In this difficult moment, we hope that Oberlin students are not discouraged from continuing the kind of sustained and brave activism that emerged following the initial November 2016 incident at Gibson’s. [More]
Yes, let's allow grant recipients to shoplift with impunity and then smear their victims as racist fascists to destroy the longtime family business the owners have invested generations of their lives in!

Oberlin...

[Via Steve T
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Covering Their Tracks

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:27, Tuesday, 25 June

Google-YouTube Deletes Project Veritas Video Exposing Google Interfering with Elections Against Conservatives [More]
So it's a platform, not a publisher?

[Via Michael G]

Guilt by Accusation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:17, Tuesday, 25 June

“I asked the gentleman who served me the papers how he was doing,” O’Gorman said. “He said, ‘I’m fine, but you might not be as well as you think you are.’ Then he handed me an abatement notice.” [More]
What's the "gentleman's" name?

And how did things get this way?

[Via Michael G]



This has much useful practical application for all non-urban dominated counties. Thing is, it will require gun owners getting involved and doing some work.

Identifying good likely areas and officials, and then mobilizing members to help, sounds like the perfect coordinated effort for state gun groups. Do you know if yours will show leadership in this?

Who better to find out than you?

[Via  An Hour of Wolves]
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Some citizens, including “Oregon Three Percenters,” were planning a protest. True to form, gun owners who will not comply with disarmament edicts are being portrayed as “anti-government extremists.” That’s despite the fact that they are the ones calling for rights abusers and infringers to obey the Constitution and observe the entire Bill of Rights. [More]
Making it known that you will not go gentle into that good night scares totalitarian wan...

Are Cops Good Shooters?

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:10, Tuesday, 25 June

Written by: Greg Ellifritz An article on the Bearing Arms website caused a bit of controversy.  Check out HARSH REALITY: Police Are Not Highly Trained Firearms Experts.    The article essentially describes how most police officers simply aren’t very good shooters or tacticians.  A lot of folks who have never been shooting with cops would […]

This is a content summary only. Click the title of the article to view the rest of the content.

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"We identify monkey stone tools between 2,400 and 3,000 years old and, on the basis of metric and damage patterns, demonstrate that capuchin food processing changed between [approximately] 2,400 and 300 years ago, and between [roughly] 100 years ago and the present day."
Right now they've progressed from using little bits of quartz to get at the good parts of seeds and fruit to using bigger rocks to crack cashews. What happens when they progress to even bigger stones to eat people's faces?!?

This moves them up the threat matrix past vampires and werewolves to rough parity with killer space robots. At this rate, they'll be passing pirates and ninjas before you know it.
"If the monkeys follow a similar evolutionary process to humans, they will develop nuclear weapons at some point after the year 3,500,000.
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Odd Vessel

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:09, Tuesday, 25 June

The above is an air-lock diving bell plant, a self-propelled barge that would putter around Gibraltar harbor and lower a caisson to the seafloor.  Workers could climb down that central shaft and install or maintain anchor points for Royal Navy warships in the rocky seabed while working in shirtsleeves.

Pretty funky.
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Ripple Effects...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:53, Tuesday, 25 June

So, the first gun shop I worked at did probably 90% of its business with two wholesalers.

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies provided most of our ammo and a regularly restocked consumables like cleaning supplies. They weren't the cheapest on a strictly per-unit basis, but their truck came by once a week and kicked the boxes off and the convenience and savings on shipping for heavy items made up for that.

The other was Ellett Brothers, whose tagline "As Big As All Outdoors" was descriptive of their inventory. They carried pretty much everything. That's a lot of creditors...
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Still Running the Bluff...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:11, Tuesday, 25 June



Given the mountain of evidence that Chicago authorities have released, either Smollet is the cheekiest individual to walk the face of the earth, or he's pathological.

"Alright, Jussie, let's see them cards. I'm calling your bluff."

Jussie smiles confidently and fans three cards out on the table in front of him.

"Okay, let's see here... You've got 'Black', and 'Bisexual' and...wait, this isn't a card! You've just taken a 3x5 piece of cardboard and written 'VICTIM' on it in crayon!"

Not blinking, Jussie continues to smile and radiate confidence...
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On this date, sixty-nine years ago, North Korean troops launched attacks across the 38th parallel, triggering U.S. involvement in the first of our many post-WW2 not-a-wars.

Our military, shrunken from its WW2 size, was oriented on Europe and mostly configured with an eye toward nuclear combat, toe-to-toe with the Russkies.

Our initial response was haphazard and piecemeal, and included the stinging defeat of Task Force Smith, followed up by the 24th Division's HQ getting overrun and its commander captured by the Norks. The 24th Division's resistance at Taejon likely did buy time to get enough troops into Pusan to fortify the perimeter, though.

It was not the most auspicious of starts.
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[Ed:  This is the author’s update of a longer paper on impact weapons he originally wrote in 1994. Nothing in this article should be construed as giving legal advice. Please check your state’s statues, and consult with the police and/or an attorney. The author’s personal recommendations do not constitute DRGO’s—but they are well worth considering.] […]

that just put a guy in prison for sharing a video; you expect them to treat you horrible gun owners fairly?
Now gun owners say the government is not willing to pay the true value of the banned firearms. A June 20, New Zealand police announcement makes clear the most that will be paid for any firearm is 95 percent of what the gun was worth before the ban took effect. 

The 95 percent buyback reimbursement only applies to guns in like-new condition. If the firearm is categorized as “used,” the highest reimbursement possible is 70 percent of the firearm’s value.
I guarantee the .gov is currently arguing with each other that "We should just order them turned in with no compensation.  And house searches of anyone suspected of not turning one in."  Because who the hell are you to demand you at least get paid fairly for being screwed?

47 Moroccan Berber Belts

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:33, Tuesday, 25 June

Gros-Delettrez, Ethnographic & Indigenous Artifacts, June 28, 2019, 2:00 PM CET, Paris, France

Lot 57: Une exceptionnelle collection de 47 ceintures Berbères, Afrique du Nord — An unique collection of 47 antique Berber belts, North Africa, Moroccan Sahara

S’il est rare de rencontrer une de ces ceintures, en voir 47 réunies en une collection, cela nous semble un...

By Nathan Barton

Many readers may have heard of Ring, or one of its competitors, like Kuna or Viias.  They are all in the home security surveillance business, offering (among other things) video doorbells as well as baby room monitors.

It is simple: your doorbell (wireless, now) is also a video camera, and connected to your internet, so that where ever you are (as long as you have a signal) when someone comes up to your door and rings it, you can see who it is.  Or it is the light by your door, instead, and you don’t NEED a doorbell, because you are automatically alerted by your phone when someone gets in range.  You can even activate the camera, and (usually for a subscription fee) call up your camera to see what’s going on – grass and weeds, snowfall, etc.

But you are NOT the only one watching!

These companies offer more than just private alerts and other security.  According to a CNET article, Ring (now a part of Amazon, after being bought out last year) has such a deal for you &...

The Insanity That Passes for Research

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 25 June

Call attention to the insanity in “research” that is loved by the Left, and lose your job. Because, “How dare you question anything on the Left!” Boghossian/Pluckrose/Lindsay Hoax: How Corrupt Is Higher Education?. Just how corrupt is higher education? Let’s return to October of 2018 and Grieving Grievance Studies: The Continuing Scam. There, I introduced […]

What’s the Definition of a Failed State?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 25 June

Things are not going well for our neighbor to the south. Toxic mix of gangs, vigilantes fuels rising Mexican violence. Many had expected violence to taper off in Guerrero as synthetic opioids like fentanyl knocked the bottom out of the opium market that had fed organized crime groups in the state. In fact, homicides in […]

These newfangled cellphones just make the world a groovy place. Or something. </sarcasm> Logan County 911 center implements new technology. The new technology? They will be able to accept the latitude/longitude info from a cellphone 911 call that the FCC mandated in 1999 as part of E911‡. But they didn’t stop there! They will also […]

Slow Motion Malfunctions of Exotic Firearms

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 25 June

Over many years of filming with my high speed camera, I have a decent little library of malfunctions in a wide variety of guns. These don’t normally make it into videos, and I figured it would be neat to present a bunch of them together. Enjoy!

Kalashnikov Concern Sells Deactivated AK-12 Rifles to Civilians (1)Kalashnikov Concern has announced that 2,000 AK-12 rifles will be deactivated and sold to the civilians in Russia. In fact, you can already find these dummy rifles listed on the KC’s website at an MSRP of 19,900 roubles which is about $315. The model designation of these deactivated AK-12s is a little bit vague. On […]

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high countryFor those who may be gearing up for western big game hunts this fall a new contender to the market is the Savage Arms 110 High Country. If you have been watching Savage Arms this last year you may have noticed that they are upgrading and re-doing all of their Model 110 rifles. This includes […]

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03:55

I'm on record as being for this.

Every non-prohibited household must own a defensive firearm.  It should be a nationwide law.  And Obamacare shows us the way.  If you are so philosophically opposed to firearms you just pay a yearly fee to be exempted. 

I'm also on record as being willing to compromise on this.  Push for mandatory firearm ownership, but reluctantly accept nationwide shall-issue and expunge every gun registration database.  We can also be merciful during the sentencing phases after the trials of the people that pushed for gun bans.  We aren't inflexible tyrannical monsters, after all. 

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00:55

USPSA Area One Championships 2019

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 00:33, Tuesday, 25 June

69 years ago today

by Drang in The Clue Meter at 00:38, Tuesday, 25 June

(Originally posted 06/25/2014)

..north Korea invaded the Republic of Korea.

The commie still claim that the ROKs invaded them, but when the USSR collapsed the Kremlin revealed that, in fact, Kim Il Sung asked Stalin for permission to move, and Stalin said "Go ahead."  US Secretary of State Dean Acheson had just laid out the US Sphere of Interest, and neglected to include the Korean Peninsula...

Acheson did persuade President Harry Truman to intervene, sending in elements of the US Occupation Forces from Japan.  Unfortunately, the US forces in Japan were pretty hollow, despite the prevailing feeling that, in the aftermath of defeating both Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that America was unbeatable.\

Said feeling, coupled with the idea that the Atomic Bomb had made war "impossible", may have had something to do with the stripping of all combat units in Japan to the bare bones: Regiments having three battalions on paper had two, battalion had two companies instead of three, companies had two platoons.  Worse, weapons and equipment were either not present, or not maintained, and the troops were similarly poorly...

Monday, 24 June

20:55

From PJMedia:

On Saturday, a library in the Seattle area hosted a "Teen Pride" event for children ages 9-19. The event featured drag queens, all sorts of explicit adult-themed advice, and a raffle for dangerous transgender chest binders. Three local moms, concerned about children being exposed to such things at a taxpayer-funded library, filmed the event in order to expose it. Police escorted them out by force, warning that they were guilty of "criminal trespass."
Does anyone in the LGBT activist elite know any straight people who aren't billionaires?  If you want to know what is going to drive LGBT back into a legally imposed closet, it is trash like this, and Drag Queen Story Hour at public libraries.

When I was young, drag queens, swishy guys, and bull dykes were signs of vicious stereotyping.  Now they are an identity.  Who would have thought those nasty stereotypes were...

So F*c*book Wants to Create a Cryptocurrency

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:45, Monday, 24 June

What could go wrong? They have some name they like, but I heard “Zuck Bucks” being used. Makes more sense. (Hat tip to Don Surber.)

Suppressor ammunitionHello everyone and welcome to the first installment of TFB’s Round Table sponsored by Ammunition To Go. In this multi-part series, TFB writers will discuss the characteristics of great ammunition for a particular application. Be it self defense, small game hunting, precision rifle matches, target/plinking or pistol competitions, chances are there is someone here at […]

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16:55

https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/names-of-two-men-shot-killed-at-casa-grande-released/article_dc33c5da-8c9e-5653-b120-0acf382470ed.html

At least five dead including the shooter.

Veritas

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 13:07, Monday, 24 June

Does this mean Google is gonna quash my blooger posts if it looks like it will halp Trump?


Good thing Trump isn't so good for the Second Amendment.  Let's say he has a mixed record so far.  Some pretty good things, some pretty bad things.  So maybe they'll leave this part of the product suite.  Much to the happiness of my 4 readers that depend on me every day.

The election AFTER that will be bad.  Then they will purge the neutral ones, too, methinks





Home

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:39, Monday, 24 June

We're home and the van is mostly unpacked.   It was a great trip, and we needed to get away, but it sure is good to be home.  Northern Kansas is a long way from central Louisiana. Total road time home was about 18 hours and I'm glad to be sitting at my desk.  Tomorrow it's back to the world, but for today, I'm going to lollygag.

Mayor Stoney wants to ban guns in city buildings, parks [More]
Tell me that won't stop the bad guys from bringing them!

[Via Mack H]

Speaking of Hate Crimes...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:59, Monday, 24 June

Federal prosecutors say they may seek death penalty in hate-crime charges against driver accused in Charlottesville car attack [More]
With such low-hanging fruit, it ought to be an easy kill, and one the mob will go wild over. Like I said, bright future for that boy.

Trump nominee, eh? That ought to get the Dems to stop calling him racist!

No?

[Via ...
Northam conceded that his proposals wouldn’t have necessarily prevented the Virginia Beach shooting. [More]
Delete the "necessarily" qualifier and I'll agree with the lying SOB.

So let's hear it for Virginia Democrats!

[Via Mack H]

Void for Vagueness

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:15, Monday, 24 June

In our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all. Only the people’s elected representatives in Congress have the power to write new federal criminal laws. And when Congress exercises that power, it has to write statutes that give ordinary people fair warning about what the law demands of them. Vague laws transgress both of those constitutional requirements. They hand off the legislature’s responsibility for defining criminal behavior to unelected prosecutors and judges, and they leave people with no sure way to know what consequences will attach to their conduct. When Congress passes a vague law, the role of courts under our Constitution is not to fashion a new, clearer law to take its place, but to treat the law as a nullity and invite Congress to try again. [More]
Sounds good to me and gun owners running afoul of a federal "crime" while armed may come to appreciate the ruling.  The real issue seems to be not one of a precedent that will let the violent out early now, but that ...

Here We Go Again

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:53, Monday, 24 June

Then there is the Bill of Rights, which grants Americans the right to have firearms... [More]
NO, IT DOES NOT!

Those of us who do take our rights seriously are sick and tired of having to point that out, especially to those who presume to speak on our behalf with authority.

Pretty Messed-Up Priorities

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:38, Monday, 24 June

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners is exploring legal action over the Government's gun buyback scheme over what it says are unfair prices. [More]
If that's their main concern, we've already established what they are.

Though country music has a reputation for historically being a more conservative genre, a number of artists have expressed support for stricter gun laws in the United States... [More]
Ladies and gentlemen, The Saddle Tramps ...

(Totally NSFW)

Misery Loves Company

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:30, Monday, 24 June

Black SUNY prof: ‘Seeing poor white people makes me happy’ [More]
Who thinks a white professor saying the same thing about poor blacks would ever work again? What an asshole thing for anybody to say about anybody.

Leave it to an overprivileged collectivist to have an inflated sense of imagined personal injustices suffered, and to derive satisfaction from the real suffering of those he is bigoted against.

It's the essence of social justice warriorhood.

[Via Michael G]
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Florida Woman

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:10, Monday, 24 June

Well, OK:

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on June 15 when she gathered her husbands guns to turn them over to the Lakeland Police Department.

According to Courtney Irbys arrest affidavit, she told police her husband had been taken to jail for trying to run over her with a car. Irby said she went to Joseph Irbys apartment on Village Center Drive in Lakeland and searched for the guns she knew he had.

When she told a Lakeland police officer she had the guns with her to turn them in, he replied, So are you telling me that you committed an armed burglary? and Irby answered, Yes, I am, but he wasnt going to turn them in, so I am doing it, according to reports.

True

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:08, Monday, 24 June

Heh

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:07, Monday, 24 June

Research… whoa. Wait.

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 13:42, Monday, 24 June

I ran across another research paper regarding gun control. I was expecting the usual biased crap, but…

That title.

Mathematics ties media coverage of gun control to upticks in gun purchases
Through the analysis of time series from 1999 to 2017, we identify a correlation between the occurrence of a mass shooting and the rate of growth in firearm acquisition. More importantly, a transfer entropy analysis pinpoints media coverage on firearm control policies as a potential causal link in a Wiener–Granger sense that establishes this correlation. Our results demonstrate that media coverage may increase public worry about more stringent firearm control and partially drive increases in firearm prevalence.

The actual paper is paywalled. The available abstract… makes sense, and confirms what...

This seems like brand damage:

Harley-Davidson has found a new partner in China as it ramps up efforts to sell more motorcycles abroad.

The company said Wednesday that it’s teaming up with Qianjiang Motorcycle Company to make a small motorcycle that will go on sale in the country next year. Qianjiang is a subsidiary of Geely, which owns Volvo and has a joint venture to assemble cars in China with Mercedes Benz parent company Daimler.
The tariff war with the EU is hurting them, so I can see how they might look for a non-US manufacturing facility.  I can also see how they would want a lower cost, smaller bike than the typical hog (which generally starts at nearly 1000 cc's and goes up to almost double that.  This makes their bikes expensive, and so they are crowded out of the emerging markets.

But so much of their brand is caught up in the idea of Milwaukee Iron that I hope they introduce a different brand for ...

Today’s Photo Of The Day takes us through frigid water and freezing conditions as US Marines and Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commandos embrace the elements. Recently U.S. Marines with the 1st & 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, as well as Norwegian Coastal Ranger conducted the Exercise Platinum Ren at Fort Trondennes in Harstad, Norway. The Exercise Platinum Ren […]

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TFB Review: Beretta APX Compact

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 24 June

A few months ago, I decided to pick up something different from what I currently shoot. I snagged a Beretta APX Compact at my local gun shop. When I first picked it up and put the gun in my hand, I immediately noticed how aggressive the grip checkering was on the handgun which isn’t a […]

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12:55

One More Time

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:32, Monday, 24 June


My last Michael Dukes Show appearance is also now on SoundCloud. [Listen]

“The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America.  Ban it,” Benioff had tweeted in 2018. A year later, Salesforce, a dominant force in the CRM space, banned businesses that sell a variety of firearms from using its force. Salesforce’s war against the First Amendment had transitioned smoothly from a campaign against the Second Amendment using its power as leverage. [More]
He evidently believes he won't ultimately be given a tumbril ride to the guillotine as a "One Percenter" aristocrat once his usefulness is no longer relevant.

[Via Mack H]
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So Much for 'Don't Be Evil'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:22, Monday, 24 June

Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider.  The report appears to show Google’s plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and “prevent” the next “Trump situation.” [More]
Gatekeepers decide what goes through and what gets blocked.

[Via Michael G]
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Hell Hath No Fury

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:11, Monday, 24 June

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on June 15 when she gathered her husband’s guns to turn them over to the Lakeland Police Department. [More]
Good.

I'd say this casts doubt on all her accusations against him, including the one about the car.

[Via Neil W]

LOL

by Drang in The Clue Meter at 12:32, Monday, 24 June


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Dream

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:24, Monday, 24 June

Amaranthe has been all over my Heavy Metal playlists recently. They are a Swedish band (don’t worry – English lyrics) known for having 3 lead singers. Elize Ryd sings in a clear style that is not quite Symphonic Metal (or maybe it is), Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson is doing something very much like the Death Metal, […]

Google wants to control the elections, so they need to control what people know and what they think. Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam The simple choice is to STOP USING GOOGLE. There are better search engines. (I use DuckDuckGo for 90% my searches.) […]

The revolver which Vincent Van Gogh allegedly used to shoot himself has sold for almost three times more than its anticipated selling price. Sold in Paris last week for 130,000 Euros or $145,700 the revolver was said to be the pistol the troubled Dutch painter used to shoot himself almost 130 years ago. The gun was […]

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Russian UDAV Pistol News - Field Testing, Model Designation (O1), Civilian Version, Advanced Polymer (1)Russian RIA Novosti news agency reports that Albert Bakov, the CEO of TsNII TochMash, informed them that the first batch of new Udav pistols is delivered to the Russian military for field testing. Normally, large-scale field testing is the final stage before adoption. Often times it results in slight design changes followed by the start […]

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09:55

Gun cartoon of the day

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Monday, 24 June

ClassroomPointer

We have SCOTUS decisions. They have insulting cartoons.

I think we are ultimately headed for some kind of violent showdown between the left and everyone else. They no longer know when to back off, and they lack the moral filters necessary to coexistence. We’re going to end up in an existential fight for our most fundamental rights, and literal self-preservation.

The Annoyed Man
June 22, 2019
Comment to MN: Self defense shooting trial built on gun control bumper sticker
[Certainly a case can be made for that. But it seems to me that they back off when they get some serious push back. I think at least some of them are more in touch with reality than we sometimes give them credit for. They may be crazy but they may not be stupid. They can “sober up” for short periods of time if they really need to.

Think about it. For a while there were marches with vandalism and sometimes riots nearly every week all over the country. And now how often do you see that?—Joe]

So Much for All Those Laws

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:08, Monday, 24 June

Sacramento Rookie Cop Killed With Unregistered ‘Assault Rifle’ [More]
If that isn't a good reason to keep you from having one, I don't know what is.

[Via Dave Licht]

The mass shooting this past April at a California synagogue has something in common with the deadliest massacres: the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. [More]
CBS News? Weren't they the ones who made conditions intolerable for their reporter who brought ATF allowing semiautomatic rifles to be walked to Mexico to mass national attention?

If the intent here is to demonstrate that criminal abuse can lead to horrible carnage, the same could be said for any gun-- and they'll get around to that after this domino is toppled.

Scott Pelley. What a tool.

[Via Jess]

Swiss Miss

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:31, Monday, 24 June

On May 19, 2019, Swiss voters approved a new set of gun control restrictions. This newly-approved gun control measure would put Switzerland’s gun control laws in line with European Union standards. [More]
Since they've resumed bowing to the hats of foreign tyrants, it's fair to wonder how soon it will be before they start tearing down William Tell statues.

[Via bondmen...

Borderless

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:25, Monday, 24 June

It’s a credit to Lauren that the movie is as sympathetic as it is. [More]
Which is why the cultural Marxists label her as a fascist and a racist. I understand her motive to hang it up and hope she does not find herself economically ostracized.

I've trusted her work before.

Set aside some time when you can judge her conclusions for yourself:


[Via ...

Environmentalcase Hypocrisy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:24, Monday, 24 June

Environmentalists say wall plan poses threat to Arizona wildlife, waterways [More]
And this does not?

Remember when Clinton appointee Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled in favor of the Bradys, presuming authority to deny our right to possess the means of defense until an "environmental impact study" had been performed to say it was OK?

Funny-- since her ruling was never overturned by a higher court (a Congressional rider on a credit card bill allowed it instead), stare decisis ought to still apply over executive actions in her district.  Anybody know if environmental impact studies have been done on the deliberate bypassing of all those lawfully-enacted immigration laws? What about a precedent-based lawsuit?

An...
Dem Sen. Blumenthal: Congress Is ‘Complicit’ in Mass Shootings [More]
Yep. Every single one of those bastards that supports "gun free zones" and citizen disarmament infringements has blood on his hands.

[Via bondmen]
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Bumper Sticker Logic

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:03, Monday, 24 June

Mistrial in MN Shooting Case Where Bumper Sticker Used for Probable Cause [More]
They've been doing that for quite some time.

Don't think it's not part of a larger "progressive" plan akin to SWATting gun owners.

Talk about an Oxymoron

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:51, Monday, 24 June

Liberty Defense uses 3D radar imaging and AI to detect concealed weapons [More]
It also adds a whole new meaning to the term "beta testing."

[Via bondmen]
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Their Portion

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:50, Monday, 24 June

Although Biden deserves the brunt of the blame for creating this terrible piece of legislation, Kirk conveniently ignores on a key point in his Biden hit—the 1990 GFSZA was signed by Republican President George H.W. Bush. [More]
I'm reminded of another Kirk that gutless Republicucks used to reward with votes...


Marked Men

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:42, Monday, 24 June

Washington Post: ‘Time to Make Masculinity a Part of the Gun Debate’ [More]
The real goal, of course, is to make heritage masculinity obsolete.

Deputy accused of having sex with teen appears in court [More]
So it wasn't the case she blew wide open...?

[Via bondmen]

Save the Second Amendment – By Reforming the NRA [More]
That won't happen until a critical mass of influential voices join me in demanding Wayne LaPierre be fired and not replaced with a nominating committee crony.

As for focus point Goal 5:
Goal #5: Return to exclusive focus on Second Amendment issues.Have you ever seen Planned Parenthood advocating for immigration reform? Or the American Diabetes Association taking a stance on foreign policy? Does the National Education Association get involved with bit coin regulation? No, they don’t. That’s because they are single-issue organizations, and they focus their energy on that single issue. The NRA should do the same.
Bullshit. That's exactly the wrong advice. ...

Ten years ago on this blog

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:19, Monday, 24 June

Ya know, some things never change.  And other things do change, by getting a lot worse.  This is an example from a decade back.

Kids vs. Adults

Power grid compromised

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:25, Monday, 24 June

I've been writing about the risk to the power grid for a long, long time.  Here's one example from 2010:

1. The Grid is a high-value target to foreign Intelligence Agencies. It's been said - correctly, IMHO - that while there are friendly foreign governments, there are no friendly foreign Intelligence Agencies.

2. The computer systems that run the Grid (called SCADA systems) are based on old technology, and are difficult to patch. This means that it's quite likely that the computers running the grid are riddled with security holes.

3. While these systems are not supposed to be connected to the Internet, the incent...

as what they really are.
Here's a hint: when you're a professor at a university, and you screech that poor white people make you happy because
[…] when a white person begs, maybe a white woman breastfeeding or a young white boy whining like a broken flute, I feel better. Good. It’s not just us. I feel happy. I feel like the scales of justice could shift.
then you're a asshole at the least.  When you blame some homeless sort for 'stealing' from you because of his skin color, you're a racist idiot.

I'm sure his students have a long life ahead of whining about their student loans because nobody wants a degree in (fill in the blank) Studies as a job qualification.

Yet at least as troubling to Lyons as the reality of the Soviet paradise was the refusal to face it that he encountered in America on his return. To the contrary, he ran up against an almost perverse eagerness to embrace every fabrication in its defense and to cast doubters as hostile to all that was good and true. Stalinist methods, if even acknowledged, often met with tacit approval. Was it not true that foes of the Revolution were plotting on all sides—reactionaries, Trotskyists, other class enemies? As the New York Times’s Duranty famously summed it up, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”

That during those Depression years, the legions of starry- and steely-eyed included a disproportionate number of what we’d now call millennials was unsurprising; for the idealistic, emotion-driven young, hard questions always have easy solutions, and even in good times, there’s no competing with the romance of the Left. But what Lyons found far more unsettling was the creduli...

Christianity on the Wane?

by Rivrdog in Nom de plume: Rivrdog at 08:24, Monday, 24 June

What if: Increased persecution of Christians by Muslims was because Christians are adopting self-destructive behaviors? The Muslims see that as weakness, and increase their efforts to destroy Christianity, which they see as a Holy crusade (Jihad). Examples? Sure. Bergolio, the false Pope, destroying Catholic culture in favor of godless Marxism, as fast as he can. Example? How about OUR Protestant...

How Old Do You Have To Be To Defend Yourself?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 24 June

Because the Left wants to limit kids’ access to the tools of self-defense. 15-year-old shot dad in self-defense in Cass County, police say. The juvenile, who police did not identify, shot his father, James Hodges Jr. 37, in defense of himself and another person, Cass County Sheriff’s Department said in an updated press release on […]

I Could Give Her an Answer She Won’t Like

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 24 June

People want “The System” to always work, but putting your faith in “The System” to save you is often misguided. ‘I need answers’: Mother concerned over 911 response after daughter attacked. That system is just a bunch of people after all. A girl gets ambushed by 12 teens. She runs home and calls her mom. […]

How Organizations Should Respond to Hackers

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:12, Monday, 24 June

But so seldom do. Electronic medical records locked down as cyber-hackers target hospitals. This is about an Australian medical group. The IT system across Eastern Health, which manages hospitals such as Box Hill and Maroondah, has been the target of a mystery cyber attack. The security threat was immediately detected two weeks ago – and […]

AAI 2nd Gen SPIW Flechette Rifles

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 24 June

The SPIW program began in 1962 with entries from Colt, Springfield, AAI, and Winchester. The first set of trials were a complete failure, and both Colt and Winchester abandoned the project at that point. AAI pressed on, producing these second generation rifles – one for trials in 1966 and one after. Both are chambered for the XM-645 5.6x57mm single-flechette cartridge. Under testing, both showed multiple serious problems in reliability, noise, cook-offs, and accuracy. The company would struggle on for years continuing to develop the flechette rifle system, but would be ultimately unsuccessful.

Thanks to the Rock Island Arsenal Museum for allowing me access to film this very interesting rifle! If you are in the Quad Cities in Illinois or Iowa, the Museum is definitely worth a visit. They have a great number of small arms on display as well as a...

German Sport Guns Purple FireflyGerman Sports Guns (GSG) have produced a purple framed version of their Firefly .22lr pistol, which is being imported through American Tactical.  The GSG Firefly has been available since 2016, but this version offers a little more color to contrast the typical modern firearms market. American Tactical had the following to say about the new […]

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APC40I’ll clarify right off the bat: Tar Heel State Firearms (THSF) actually has five of the unique B&T APC40 pistol caliber carbines, but three of them were already spoken for at the time of this writing. I spoke with Scott at THSF earlier this week, hoping that the batch included an APC40SD model (don’t judge, […]

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Midwest Industries Ruger takedown upgrades are coming out soon. They already came out with an MLOK adapter for the Ruger PCC. Well, now they have a handguard for the 10/22 takedown and the PCC. They are also throwing their hat into the ring of PCC chassis. Above you can see a Ruger PCC with the […]

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05:55

Well, lots of things can go to it.  Fix my heeling flaw. 

A good trigger pull does it.  The bullseyes I shoot are all good surprise breaks.  Natch.

Distracting me from the heeling potential I can concentrate on pinning and reset, but there are diminishing returns with distractions.  They only work for a little while.  And then the shooting reset becomes a habit I may not want to cement in place.

More dry fire before range trip, sho'.

Rent a gun.  Trick myself with variety.

But I am at a loss otherwise, after all that.  "Be good at the trigger pull." Yeah, I KNOW that...  And, hell, that struggle is probably lifetime's effort for everybody.  Even the best shooters wouldn't mind improving that.

I don't think there is any trick that fixes it forever, for all time.  I should know that by now.


Words of Wisdom

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 24 June

Written by: Greg Ellifritz I was recently re-reading Mark MacYoung’s  book “In the Name of Self Defense.”  It’s an amazing resource for anyone interested in better protecting himself..  I want to share a quote from the book:   “Until you: 1. Develop the ability to take a hit without having an emotional meltdown 2. Have […]

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In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d talk about Gun Free Zones in the news;
  • The Egghead talks about his new project of building a Theremin for Weer’d;
  • Weer’d Fisks a video on the Brady Campaign Changing Their Name
  • Oddball is Joined by Panya to tell the story of that one time when he kicked her in the throat;
  • and Loveball returns to the show to tell us about Storyland, a great place for kids in New Hampshire.

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Show Notes

Main Topic

For many, Hawaii, particularly Maui, is a tropical vacation getaway with sandy beaches, great food, luxury resorts and unlimited sun. Something that has been a secret for many years, but is now becoming a “must do,” is hunting in Hawaii, particularly hunting Axis deer. 

The following blog is an excerpt from Share the Experience Photo Contest by the National Park Foundation.

Share the Experience Photo Contest

The Share the Experience Photo contest is a special opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to share their love of parks, beautiful views, unique finds, and hidden treasures of America’s national parks. The contest is hosted in partnership with six participating federal agencies, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Recreation.gov.

2018 Winner

The 2018 Share the Experience photo contest was hosted by the National Park Foundation, received thousands of photos from amateur photographers across the country, sharing their favorite views, moments, and adventures from America...

The price of defense? (More on building a wall)

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:01, Monday, 24 June

By Nathan Barton

Clip Art Pile Of Bricks Clipart - Clipart Suggest

An interesting (if biased) question was asked on a forum recently.

Why do we need Trump to build the wall when a private company already builds one cheaper and faster with crowdfunding while the Democrats and judges can’t do anything to stop the wall?

The question refers to the effort by a crowd-funded group to build a portion of a border wall in the town of Sunland Park, New Mexico, which has been in the news recently.

Here are...

They don’t like guns, but they seem to love the criminals who use them in crimes. Under DA Krasner, more gun-possession cases get court diversionary program. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office recommended the Frankford man [Maalik Jackson-Wallace] for a court diversionary program called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) that put him on two years’ probation. His […]

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