Friday, 25 May

01:55

Feeling Cross

by Sheila Stokes-Begley in The Zelman Partisans at 23:39, Thursday, 24 May

I’ve been reading a really good book lately. The Case for Judaism, it’s not a very large book and is quite readable. It covers several different topics, but the one that I’m thinking of right now is on laws, government, voting and freedom. How perspectives on what is right and what is wrong can change with time. America is a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles which came from the Torah given on Mt. Sinai, we just celebrated Chag Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving on the Torah.

One topic in the book is about the role of Torah and another on Defining Morality. It points out that Torah, is a teaching book, not a history book. Torah is spelled תורה and teacher is spelled מורה thus they share the same root Torah and Morah or Moray depending on if its a female or male teacher. It’s laws for a society to have a decent civilization that can lead to peace, prosperity and fairness. The Torah hasn’t changed since it was given. My understanding may change as I learn more and study, but Torah doesn’t. ...

NEW T-Shirt Designs Up On ENDO

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:16, Friday, 25 May

ENDO Apparel is the spot.  Flags are also $25 right now, and hats are $19.

If you have a second to share with your buddies either online or offline, that would be much appreciated.

Thanks for everything!  Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day long weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts recently, you know me though I’m just out here living my best life. I’ll try to post more soon!

This guy.  Such a dumpster fire of information:

The “Headbussa drill ™”.  Oh shit, can I even write that without owing him royalties? haha lets goooooooooo

He’s at some battleworn looking range in Atlanta which they apparently “sectioned off” for him (Hmmmm I don’t know….).  Robert Kelly slow jams...

I need the gy6 diet and workout plan:

Who am I kidding, I’d probably take one look at the workout plan and break into a cheeto odored sweat.  G6 Andrew knows about working out and filmmaking enough though to get his swole on immediately before he hits record, just so you get the maximum vein pop.  He probably wouldn’t deny it, but he could try and I’d just be like “nah bro, it’s ok tho I’d do it too&#...

Thursday, 24 May

21:55

Either clip attachment or very large slots.   Flap would be nice, or security strap.  Went to the Boise Gun Co. Liquidation sale today.  There were hundreds of holsters at least, organized by the complete entropy scheme.  This to carry my wife's Colt .380 for protecting the spiff from these pesky coyotes.

5/24/18 Washington Times:

A potential mass shooting in Oklahoma City was prevented by an armed citizen killing the gunman, the city’s police department reported Thursday evening.
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No Hackery

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 19:00, Thursday, 24 May

The idea of using a 1.5" square with shims turned out very ugly, especially having to glue the shims to the square.  But I had some slightly oversize 1.75" squares from when I bought the ill-fated Harbor Freight horizontal bandsaw (two of them, one stillborn, the other suffered infant mortality).  So I ran these pieces through the mill to fit in the tubing.

Because the Y axis controller is currently inoperable, I was running Y by hand.  This was far quicker than I expected; faster than I dared run the mill in CNC mode.  Furthermore, I finally had occasion to understand why climb milling is better than conventional milling.  Not only was the finish beautiful  and shiny with climb milling, the 3/4" end mill seemed less interested in grabbing the metal, even at feed rates as fast as my hand could turn the handwheel.  I was able to trim these to a size that fits into the 1.75" inside (actually more like 1.73" inside) square tubing.

Tapping aluminum this ...

5/24/18 Washington Times:

A potential mass shooting in Oklahoma City was prevented by an armed citizen killing the gunman, the city’s police department reported Thursday evening.
...

Oh my!   If these New Rules were in effect when I was 12 years old, I'd still be in prison!

To summarize; a juvenile was handcuffed and "arrested" because he pointed the wrong fingers at a too-sensitive teacher.

When did elementary teachers become so "Politically Correct" that  pre-adolescent children need to be handcuffed and arrested?

12-year-old boy with autism arrested for brandishing imaginary rifle at Texas school | KUTV: (KUTV) — A 12-year-old autistic boy was placed in a Juvenile Detention Center on Monday after brandishing an imaginary rifle at his art teacher, FOX 26 reports. The 5th grade teacher reportedly felt threatened by the child, identified as David Sims, who was arrested by a school police officer. "She (the officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," Sims said.
In TEXAS?

Nobody has yet reported whether h...

Besmirching the image of honest, law-abiding gun owners by conflating them with criminals and madmen is both dishonest and misleading.

We cannot tell the difference between a peaceful, law-abiding gun owner and a criminal or a madman, except for their record of arrests.   Smearing the peaceful with the tar of madmen and felons is Not Helpful ... it only flings another torch into the flames of ignorance and Constitutional apathy.
Too often, the authors of such screeds will include not-so-subtle hints that Americans With Guns feel that their masculinity is threatened when faced with a movement for total civilian disarmament.

No, we're only sad that you chose to have such a low opinion of America.

I am coming from a place of passion, but I am willing to compromise. Yes of course, in the churn of yet another school shooting, in the only country where this happens anywhere near as often as it does, I want to make the problem go away. In these all-too-common moments, my most ...

17:55

Okay, I knew I had a problem before I even knocked off yesterday evening…

bolts
…because I was gonna need a bunch of bolts. And I didn’t have a bunch of bolts. Screws I got. Nails I got. Don’t really stock many bolts. Went through my coffee can’o’old fasteners and came up with half a dozen that would probably work.

I also wasn’t completely comfortable that I had a drill bit with enough edge to cut the angle iron. For three horizontal bars I needed twelve holes, and six of them had to go through pretty heavy stock. I really don’t work with metal much.

tools...

Want To Stop Mass Shootings?

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:31, Thursday, 24 May

Collon Noir says we should stop inspiring new killers by mass media coverage.



I agree with him.  Attention-seeking is at an all-time high, and if we quit giving the goblins attention, we just might not inspire others.

I'm the NRA, and I am freedom's safest palce.


What skin is it off your or my nose if children of “progressives” decide to skip school? [More]
So the best Obama's "education czar" (how come they never say "führer"?) can come up with is useful idiots figuratively holding their breath until they turn blue?

Go for it!

Everyone knows about Binary Triggers by Franklin Armory by now. It is a clever design that allows your firearm to fire on pull and release of the trigger. This has been approved by ATF as two independent manipulations of the trigger and therefore considered semi-automatic. At SOFIC 2018, Franklin Armory debuted their latest Binary Trigger […]

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Hunting Rifle Stocks by Krossdal Gunstock of Iceland (10)Krossdal Gunstock is a rifle stock manufacturer located in Egilsstadir, Iceland. It is quite unusual to see gun-related products of Icelandic origin, isn’t it? In fact, Krossdal Gunstock claims to be the first ever rifle stock manufacturer from this country. Their first product was introduced at IWA 2018 arms exhibition held in Nuremberg, Germany. The […]

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NEW: Taran Tactical +2 P320 Magazine Basepads

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 24 May

P320 magazineOut of the 100+ pistol magazines I own for my handguns, the ones that I use and carry the most are all outfitted with Taran Tactical Innovations (TTI) basepads. They are smooth aluminum making them snag resistant for concealed carry, comfortable with any grip style, drop free easily with a little extra weight and of […]

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New Russian-Made AR-15 Called ADAR 2-15

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Thursday, 24 May

ADAR 2-15 Russian AR-15Last week we reported about the Russian ADAR company’s Ladoga straight pull bolt action rifle. Earlier, this company has been publishing images of an AR-15 pattern rifle called ADAR 2-15 that they were preparing to manufacture. And recently, the company announced that they had launched the rifle on the Russian market. As in the case of […]

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Smoosh-Up with Folsom Prison Blues

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 17:43, Thursday, 24 May

I'm not sure words can describe it. It's a musician, in clown make-up, singing The Who's Pinball Wizard to the instrumentation and tone of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. 

He does the reverse as well. Equally odd.

Thursday News Dump

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 17:08, Thursday, 24 May

I’ve been very busy, so please forgive the light posting. On top of being busy with a project at work, it’s dues time for my club, and I’ve been dealing with banks to get ready for online invoicing and payment by credit cards for the first time. It’s not as bad as closing on a house, but it’s easier to buy a new car. Banks want you to sign over your first born for all this stuff. In fact, if they put that in some of the fine print, I might not notice.

I need to clean my tabs out though, so here goes:

Jimmy Kimmel called out for “White Privilege” on gun control. Make them live up to their own rules. And yes, gun control disadvantages poor minorities more than it disadvantages middle class white people. In the past, and arguably still today, that’s been its primary purpose.

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14:55

Sen. Grassley is complaining that the redacted emails his committee asked for, hid that Andrew McCabe bought a $70,000 conference table.  Even solid mahogany would not be that expensive.  The real issue is that what is being redacted seems a bit wider than national security and current investigations.

ETA: Some relevant reading for the good Congressman, whom I’m sure is prepared to do his research before writing his so-useful laws:

The Mathematics of Countering Tyranny

It’s James Wesley Rawles, so a little salt may be required to taste. But he’s not wrong about everything. Count the cost, Congressman. Those who start the war don’t always get to remain non-combatants.

I've owned a number if inexpensive "pocket pistols" to varying degree of success.  By success, I mean, not actually having to use it to defend myself but not being known at the range as "Noodle Wrist Johnson" or drawing blood (because if I want something that BITES me I'll get a pet alligator.)

Many of those guns are polymer, which makes them both light, and cheaper to make.
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:00, Thursday, 24 May

According to the UPI, the blood pressure guidelines are about to change, and as many as one-third of US adults may need medication under the new regime.

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure at 130/80 in November, down from the previous level of 140/90, based on new evidence supporting a lower threshold.
My gal, who has been a registered nurse for many years, firmly believes that this sort of thing is a cabal of doctors and pharmaceutical companies simply to sell pills.  She maintains that the numbers she saw when she began nursing were much higher than they are today, and those numbers, generally across the board, caused no real problems.  But, she says, as ad doctors became pill-pushers and pharmaceutical companies learned how very profitable that lower numbers could be, the numbers started dropping so that doctors could sell more pills.

I'm sure that all this can be e...

Moms Demand Traction

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:12, Thursday, 24 May


At 2 a.m., Archie Parnell used a tire iron to break a glass door, the complaint said. He made more unspecified accusations to Kathleen Parnell before striking her several times. She said she was beaten again later that evening. [More]
Archie wants women disarmed by law! Let's give him a big round of applause!

Depends on the civilian and the soldier

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:59, Thursday, 24 May

A former military guy, who is an idiot, writes:

The Texas school shooting reminds America what vets already know: civilian gun culture is a dysfunctional mess

Compared to the weapons training that military and law enforcement personnel undergo, the training required of civilian gun owners is a joke.

Most vets are part of the gun culture, sparky. And, as for police and military, let’s review:

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This is also a good thing

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:51, Thursday, 24 May

Reason:

Congress Approves ‘Right to Try’ Bill for Critically Ill

President expected to sign legislation allowing earlier access to experimental medication.

Hah

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:50, Thursday, 24 May

Im renaming my AR-15s MS13s so the Democrats will protect them.

— Just Jenn (@JennJacques) May 22, 2018

ATF says “overall length” is when it’s folded

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:49, Thursday, 24 May

In a reversal of past interpretation, they are now saying guns with braces on folding stocks are Any Other Weapons.

ATF can’t keep the gun laws straight.

But of course

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:45, Thursday, 24 May

Right after Sandy Hook, the Obama admin emails show they planned to push gun control while people were still emotional.

Good

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:44, Thursday, 24 May

Trump signs the biggest rollback of bank rules since the financial crisis

I have to admit, sometimes he does something good.

Did it occur to you to knock or call?

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:44, Thursday, 24 May

DEA raids the wrong house:

A DEA statement says authorities were looking for 27-year-old Monte Lamar Brewer Jr., a suspect in the 2017 death of a pregnant woman and a target in an ongoing heroin investigation. Instead, they raided Spencer Rencks household.

The father of four says a team busted through the front door, threw flash bangs, knocked pictures off walls, damaged the ceiling and burned holes through clothes and carpet.

Renck wrote on Facebook that he does not understand how agents got the wrong house.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:42, Thursday, 24 May

Accurate-Mag, a division of Of BML Tool in Monroe, Connecticut announced at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) that their caseless telescoping Non-Lethal ammunition completed government testing. Tested on both pistol and rifle platforms, the ammunition can be adjusted to three different power levels depending on the target range. The Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal System (CTNLS) held […]

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Tim Woler excavates some World War I munitions.  I can see why construction crews call in the archaeologists before building on what was the Western Front.


Quite a change from Hadrian's Wall, Tim.  I expect that if the Legionnaires on the Rhine Limes in 406 had some of these the whole history of the West might have been different.

By Nathan Barton

In the last two commentaries, I discussed government and weeds.

In those, I raised the question of how government enforces laws, even without having any legitimate authority to do so. Laws which are supposed to protect people (especially children and stupid people).  But laws which do NOT. Because these laws seldom really accomplish what ostensibly they set out to do.

Laws against weeds (whether noxious weeds in fields, yards, and roadsides; or marijuana) do not eliminate weeds, and they really do not control people being exposed to weeds.  Laws which supposedly prevent murder do not.  Laws which theoretically prevent fraud and theft do not.  Instead, they simply give government power and money. They expand government and the parasites in government who live off of the rest of the people of the Fifty States.

(I wasn’t saying that weeds, or weed, are good.  Or killing. Or theft and fraud. These things are bad for people.)
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Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:54, Thursday, 24 May

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one should be surprised by the results of that encounter. POLICE: Home invader shot by homeowner, still on the run

The homeowner told police they awoke after hearing a noise, retrieved a firearm, and then confronted the person inside the home.

Police say the homeowner shot three times, hitting the person at least once before they ran from the home.

Cops hadn’t caught up with the guy who got shot when this story was written, but I guess they will eventually.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Update: Cops caught the guy with the gunshot wound, after about 12 hours, he finally turned up at a hospital. (The initial home invasion took place at about 3:30 in the morning.)

Around 4:15 p.m., officers were told that there was a man at the hospital with a possible gunshot wound.

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Notification Nuisance

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:57, Thursday, 24 May

I complained about this a while back.  The asterisk in the upper left of the box allowed me to disable them on a website by website basis; these are apparently turned on by the popup on various websites  that ask if you want to allow notifications.  The Thunderbird mail notification is controlled by Tools->Options-> General  "When new messages arrive:"

Fuse Problem

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:52, Thursday, 24 May

The controller box for the CNC mill has stopped controlling the Y axis.  Sherline suggested that the first step was replacing the fuse for the Y controller.  (This is a plausible explanation; if I connect the Y cable to the Z motor, Z won't move either.)  Here you can see both the Y controller fuse socket and the X socket (with fuse plugged in).


The replacement fuse, a bit bent in the leads:
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TISAS

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Thursday, 24 May

The national news is boring me these days, so we're not going to talk about that.

Instead, I saw a short video from Brownell's where they talk about a pistol they saw at SHOT show, the Tisas Regent, which is apparently a clone of the Browning Hi-Power.  I admit that I've never used, carried, or shot a Hi-Power, but those guys I know that have used them say that they are very nice.  I read somewhere, years ago, that the Hi-Power was John Borwning's natural evolution of the 1911.

I may soon be in the market for another semi-auto, and this little piece may be just the ticket.  It has Brownell's seal of approval.

What's In a Title?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:53, Thursday, 24 May


Well for one thing, it creates a manipulated impression that is the main thing most people will walk away with. [More]


They know if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! [More]

[Via Neil W]

Worse Than the Disease

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:24, Thursday, 24 May

I ask that you use your powers to suspend the dated Posse Comitatus Act, which unfairly limits your ability to use domestic militarization to respond to crises. [More]
You think it will confine itself to Chicago? And when a Totalitarian Democrat wins the office...?

The Founders told us how to handle this, right there in the first 13 words of the Second Amendment. And the governor has all the power he needs.

It's just that there's more money and power in totalitarianism.

[Via ...

An Inconvenient Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Thursday, 24 May

Guns Don’t Kill People, But Gun Bans Do [More]
Which is why the anti-lifers demand them...

[Via Mack H]


Except that's what "progressives" are in rebellion against. [More]

[Via Mack H]

“Every member of the Illinois delegation knows this is one of the most important issues facing them and it determines how much money I’m giving them,” said John Rowe, who heads a pro-immigrant business group in Illinois. [More]
Well fellas, you can listen to John or you can listen to Sam.

Choose carefully.

[Via Mack H]

Making It Personal

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:58, Thursday, 24 May

United Air CEO Says Decision to Drop NRA Discounts Was Personal [More]
Seeing as how NRA was merely a convenient target and your enmity is for the right of your countrymen to keep and bear arms, it's personal for me, too, Oscar.

Why did your family leave "gun control" paraíso Mexico again?

And how many of the pilot "honor guard" enjoy the benefits of RKBA advocacy?

[Via Mack H]

Another 'Win' for the Gipper

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:45, Thursday, 24 May

On this week’s episode of Did She Say That, Sonnie Johnson takes a look at when MS-13 could have been stopped and how Ronald Reagan’s amnesty allowed for the gang’s proliferation. [More]
Yep:
Now,  for the "What Would Reagan Do" worshippers. The USA is also dead man walking today thanks to Reagan's suicidal 1986 "comprehensive reform" amnesty, the worst field tilter since the Great Society and New Deal (well, other than black box voting anyway). Reagan could've honored his oath, enforced our borders and immigration laws, reversed the problem as Eisenhower did in the 1950s. Instead, 26 years after Reagan's betrayal, we have to overcome tens of millions of votes of former illegals and now-voting-age anchor babies. 
But wait, as late TV pitchman Billy Mays used to say, there's more!
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A Weapon of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:34, Thursday, 24 May

All Ravin bows are built around HeliCoil technology, which keeps all cables and strings above the rail in a revolutionary design that drives unparalleled downrange accuracy and allows the bows to shoot 3” groups at 100 yards. [More]
"R20 Sniper Package"?  Who needs such a "cowardly murder machine" for hunting?

They're not "in common use" and the Founders would have had a cow!

Right?

[Via Florida Guy]   
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All kinds of lessons here that the ignorant and prideful would rage at if you brought them up ... [Watch]

[Via Matthew L]

Kaboom reportsBefore we take a look at this week’s edition of KABOOM REPORTS, I just want to make you all aware that I am not placing blame or fault on either the firearm nor the ammunition seen here in this user-submitted event. Without getting too technical- sh*t happens – and without being a first-hand observer or […]

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It's dirty commies everywhere

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:13, Thursday, 24 May

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) May 24, 2018



Well, some of us have been saying it for a while.  Today seems to be shaping up as "Commie Bastard" day for some reason.

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[Ed: Alexis de Tocqueville may still be the premier observer of how democracy works (0r can) in America. This philosophical essay cuts to the heart of today’s political conflict, very much relevant to fulfilling the Second Amendment. Shall we define ourselves as a passive collective dependent on government permissions? Or will we retain our insistence […]

07:55

The 4th Amendment wasn’t meant to protect criminals.

If you have some extraordinary reason why you need to keep your papers and things from government view, you’re going to need a concealed documents permit.

Jay Hafemeister
May 23, 2018
Comment to Quote of the day—Maj Toure‏ @MAJTOURE
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

5/23/18 The Hill:

Democratic Iowa gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday.
Three women told the newspaper that Boulton, one of multiple Democrats running in June's primary for his party's nomination, touch...

Vandalism Conviction

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:11, Thursday, 24 May

5/21/18 Daily Caller:

An Alexandria General District Court judge on Monday found a Nebraska professor guilty of vandalizing the home of NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox in Alexandria, Va.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Patricia Wonch Hill, who pleaded not guilty to the charge of misdemeanor destruction of property, must pay a thousand-dollar fine and was ordered to stay 500 feet away from the Cox’s residence....

And the end is nigh for my burn barrel…

bb1
It’s basically in two pieces now, it just has too much inertia to act on the fact. Gets great airflow, though.

I have often thought that if I knew where to get oil drums like this, I could put up a few flyers in town and set up my carriage. These things are like gold, with a finite lifespan and virtually no source of re-supply. I kind of stole scrounged this one 4-5 years ago, and it has become like unto the velveteen rabbit. But I think this one will be getting a ride in the trailer on the next dump run.

The dump, ironically, is where the burn barrel’s understudy came from.

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Gross

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 06:46, Thursday, 24 May

You Democrats are sick.  If you are still a Democrat and don't like this behavior, why are you still a Democrat?  You don't have to love Trump.  God knows I have mixed feelings.  You don't even have to like Mitch McConnell.  You just have to stop poxxy condoning stuff like this Emanuel guy.

So...

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:48, Thursday, 24 May

20% of Americans are wrong.

Screw Nice

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:24, Thursday, 24 May

When Yale President Peter Salovey caves again to some irrational demand from SJW Snowflakes, he doesn’t give in because he believes their position is correct. He surrenders because resisting would not be nice.

The Left has weaponized Niceness and routinely intimidates everyone with the threat of being excluded from the circle of the Nice People.

Thales has had it with Niceness.

Popularity and the desire to be liked are at the center of our contemporary political disasters. One of the general rules of rhetoric I’ve observed is a tendency for the nicest opinion to be preferred to the not-nice, all other things being equal. If, for instance, I were to say that most poor people in America are poor due to bad choices, and a...

Principia Scientific International:

The far reaches of the outer solar system may be home to an icy giant — a hypothetical planet scientists have dubbed “Planet Nine.”

Meanwhile, archives back on Earth are home to dozens of medieval records documenting the passage of comets through the heavens. Now, two researchers from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland are hoping to use these old scrolls and tapestries to solve the modern astronomical mystery of Planet Nine.

“We have a wealth of historical records of comets in Old English, Old Irish,...

Oenophile’s Pharmacopia

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:17, Thursday, 24 May

I did not know that

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 07:54, Thursday, 24 May

Last weekend I took the Oregon ACES class, a somewhat intensive course for amateur radio operators in emergency response. Unlike most such training, this one has a fairly rigorous hands-on component. More about that later.

Of the things that I learned that stand out, an odd one is this:

Everyone knows the "Mayday" for emergencies. Fewer are aware that it is from the French m'aidez, "help me."

What I did not know was that there are two other "levels" of emergency calls:

In order of priority, mayday is the internationally recognized distress call that is used as preface in VHF radio transmissions only in situations in which there is an immediate danger of loss of life or the vessel itself. This includes when a boat is sinking, there’s a fire in the engine room, or someone on board is unconscious or experiencing a serious injury or illness.

Pan-pan is the international urgency signal that is used as a preface to a VHF transmission when the safety of a person or the boat is in serious jeopardy but no immediate danger exists, but it could escala...

That statement, attributed to Rahm Emanuel, mayor of the gun-controlled paradise of Chicago, takes on new meaning in light of the news that Obama-ear Education Secretary Arne Duncan was emailing Emanuel for advice on pushing the gun ban agenda in the days following the Sandy Hook school shooting--literally before the victims funerals.

There's a reason we call it "dancing in the blood of the victims".

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Emails Reveal Obama Admin Planned Gun Control Push Two Days After Sandy Hook [More]
Like one of the plotters admitted, you never want a serious crisis to go to waste...

[Via Michael G]

Ideological Holodomor

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:49, Thursday, 24 May

[O]ur participation in the program was terminated, our account closed, that the decision was final and there was no appeal. On top of that, Amazon was holding back any accumulated money it owed us. There was no prior indication of a problem, or chance to cure. [More]
That's because they want to starve you to death.

Like all "progressive" ideas, it's hardly a new one.

[Via Michael G]

No fair? That involved government?

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Then again, we're talking Eric Holder here... [More]

He didn't want Congress to investigate either.

[Via Michael G]

Bully for You

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:49, Thursday, 24 May

Father of Accused Texas Shooter Believes Bullying Was Behind Rampage - Antonios Pagourtzis says 17-year-old son was a ‘good boy’ who had been ‘mistreated at school’ [More]
Yeah, and you were and are an enabling, excuse-making idiot.

How many here have NOT experienced bullying, or at least attempts at it?

How many followed up with massacres, as opposed to figuring out an alternative way to deal with pack hierarchy deterrmination?

A 'Prohibited Person'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:22, Thursday, 24 May

The criminal complaint in the incident alleges that Savage unlawfully possessed a 9-millimeter handgun. [More]
What's the undeniable universal truism?

No “gun control” laws can change that reality. Allowing proven violent people access to an unlimited pool of potential victims before they have made clinically verifiable behavioral changes, penance and restitution (to prove they can be given a second chance) makes as much sense as telling a man-eating tiger its sentence is up and then opening the cage.

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Et Tu, Abbott?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:09, Thursday, 24 May

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons. [More]
Told ya:
In addition to repeating calls for all the usual prior restraints, don't be surprised to see a new “lock up your safety” push, under the ignorant presumption that one “solution” fits all. They stand a good chance of getting away with it, too, because relatively few people have heard of or remember the Merced pitchfork murders.
And note the DSM "2 small gun rules" editorializing in the headline of what is being presented as "straight news."...

Today we have a brief conversation with Mathieu Willemsen, Curator of the Dutch National Military Museum. This was shorter than I would have preferred, because it came right at the end of a long day of filming guns, and we only had a few minutes – but I would like to encourage anyone who happens to find themselves in the Netherlands to make time to visit the museum – it is well worth it!

Those who are particularly interested will enjoy and appreciate Mathieu’s book, “Trial And Experiment” on the Dutch collection of interested experimental firearms.

Strike Industries Enhanced Low Profile Steel Gas Block (3)Strike Industries has announced that their new enhanced low profile AR-15 gas block is now available for purchase. The company advertises this gas block to be a robust, lightweight and affordable product. Let’s take a closer look. As in the case of many other Strike Industries products, they managed to combine the useful features with […]

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New Rex Silentium “Potens” Rimfire Suppressor

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 24 May

Just like in the case of Rex Silentium suppressors designed for centerfire firearms (Honoris, Viribus, Fidelis), their new rimfire suppressor also has a Latin name – Potens. It means strong or powerful. Let’s see what features this new rimfire can has. Similar to its larger caliber siblings, there are spiral flutes on the Potens suppressor’s outer […]

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ATF Measuring OAL With Brace Folded?

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Thursday, 24 May

Recently The Freedom Shoppe in Connecticut was visited by the ATF over possible NFA violations. According to Victor Benson, proprietor of The Freedom Shoppe, the ATF is measuring his firearms with the brace folded and declaring his firearms as illegal AOWs.   Based on this post it seems that the ATF may be interpreting NFA […]

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If you’ve ever shot a 3-gun match there’s a good chance that during some point of the competition you experienced blazing sun, a torrential downpour and/or gusting winds. Some may say, “What’s the big deal? Tuff it out!” Well, here’s the problem, when we walk up to the stage we set out our long guns on tables and holster our pistols. Yep, hot, wet and dust caked firearms aren’t the easiest to use. Thankfully, SENTRY Products Group has gear to make 3-gun life easier.

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*pop*

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:16, Thursday, 24 May

From Facebook at about 2AM this morning:

Pretty sure I reduced the fracture today. There was a kind of grinding pop and I got all sweaty and light-headed for a bit. Oh, and the gap in my collarbone went away. 
Seems my sling was too loose and I’d been pulling my shoulder in the wrong direction for the last couple days. 
So when it popped into place, I held my arm in that position until Bobbi got home and asked her to take the slack out of my sling. 
Now I’m sitting here worrying about finding a good semi-sitting sleeping position. 
I just wanna get told I don’t need surgery on Wednesday.

Gee, I wonder why I had never heard this story before?

"It was right after the revolution," George continued. One afternoon, Hemingway told him, "There's something you should see." The nature of the expedition was a mystery; Hemingway made a shaker of drinks, daiquiris or whatever. They got in the car with a few others and drove some way out of town. They got out, set up chairs and took out the drinks, as if they were going to watch the sunset. Soon, a truck arrived. This, explained George, was what they'd been waiting for. It came, as Hemingway knew, the same time each day. It stopped and some men with guns got out of it. In the back were a couple of dozen others who were tied up. Prisoners.

The men with guns hustled the others out of the back of the truck, and lined them up. Then they shot them. They put the bodies back into the truck. I said to George something to the effect of "Oh my God."
I knew that Che was a cold blooded psychopath, but had only suspected that of Papa.  Blech.

Whether or not they should also be horse-whipped in the middle of the town square, or tarred and feathered I leave to your judgement. Baby born in jail: Woman said jailers thought she was faking labor

The baby was born premature. So of course that NEVER happens, she must be faking, screaming all night long. And faking the water breaking, I guess.

As she stood there holding the baby, she said one of the jail staff asked her whether she reached inside of herself and pulled the baby out.

She and the baby were taken to the hospital.

If the child has medical problems because he and his mother were denied medical care, then they should all have whatever retirement income they do have garnished. Instead the taxpayers in that locale will be on the hook because some guards were too selfish to look in on a woman giving birth. (They KNEW what was going on. And they are NEVER wrong. How dare you question their authority?!) Hat tip to Claire W...

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So the Houston top lawdog is playing politics and making a lotta noise after a school shooting.

When the Broward County top lawdog did the same thing in February he was trying to distract us.  He was hiding something.  Obfuscating all his failures.

Failed Secretary of Education Arne Duncane is doing the same thing.  Sleight of hand calling for a general strike to hide the policies that directly lead to a shooting. 

So is Houston distracting, hiding, obfuscating, sleight-of-handing now?  Dunno, but I know what the safe bet is.  

2108 Practice Sessions #12-13

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Thursday, 24 May

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

My friend Claude Werner recently wrote an article where he postulated most shooters don’t do any real structured practice with their firearms.  They plink or play, but they generally don’t perform drills designed with realistic standards in order to improve performance.  In the article, Claude talked about sharing details and photos of his practice routines to give novice shooters an idea about how they might better spend their practice time.

 

I think that is a wonderful idea.  I plan on sharing the drills I shoot in my weekly practice sessions.  Hopefully, you will get a little value out of my posts and come up with some new drills to make your own practice sessions more effective.

 

These two practice sessions were a little unique.  Instead of shooting at my local indoor range, I did these practice sessions at the Tactical Defense Institute where I was teaching a...

RidgebackI’m not going to stand up here and pretend to be a long range or precision shooter. In fact, my idea of long range is lobbing .22LR at bottle caps from 100 yards out. But I do know that Grayboe is a well respected company in the precision rifle market and they have just released […]

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Interested in archery? The best way to get started is to find someone willing to teach you to shoot. This can be done in several ways, either with a group or on your own. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to get to the range and pick up a bow.

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1. “Try Archery” Events

One simple way to try out archery is to attend a local event where instructors are running demonstrations, often referred to as a “Try Archery” event. Keep your eyes peeled for events run by local archery shops, parks and recreation departments, or sta...

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No, not an Onion article.  5/23/18 The Verge:
It is unconstitutional for public officials, including the president, to block Twitter followers who criticize them, a court ruled today in a legal dispute over President Trump’s account.
The lawsuit, brought by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, argued that Twitter users blocked by @realdonaldtrump had their First Amendment rights violated. In ...

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"I Do Not Remember"

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:39, Wednesday, 23 May

Many of the indictments and guilty pleas that Mueller has obtained are called "process crimes": screwing up in the investigation of a crime, usually by making a false statement to the FBI, which is not something sworn under oath.  Why is this a crime?  Other than perjury, lies are not usually crimes except in fraud cases.  In politics, they are SOP.

Worse, you may not remember who or when you met or talked to someone in 2016, during a hectic campaign.  If you intentionally lie or simply misremember you are likely going to prison.  But "I do not remember" is a perfect statement.  How can a prosecutor prove you are lying, except use of a mind probe?  Unless something illegal happened at the meeting and there is documentary evidence of that (which would make you an idiot), you are safe.  There might be documentary evidence of a meeting with someone, but "I do not remember" prevents a process crime.

TactiCALI: Mean Arms Magazine Loader for AR-10

by Maggie W in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 23 May

Not long ago, MEAN LLC, introduced a California Compliant Magazine Loader for the AR-15; The 10-round bullet loading device allows California gunners to reload a fixed magazine without the need to break down the firearm. The Firearm Blog featured it last year and you can read more here –   Yesterday, Mean Arms announced the […]

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Mayhem Syndicate CALI Compensator System

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 23 May

Mayhem Syndicate CALI Compensator System (1)A company called Mayhem Syndicate makes an interesting muzzle device system for Glock pistols. It is called CALI Compensator System and it consists of a custom Glock barrel and the Mayhem Syndicate Carry Compensator muzzle device attached to it. Let’s see what advantages this system offers. The main idea behind this system is to make […]

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TFBTV Mail Room #12: Strawberries, Summer, and Straps

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 23 May

In this episode of TFBTV, James opens more mail from viewers in the scorching New Orleans heat. Today, we receive packages from: – Justified Warfare Solutions – “High Quality and High Value Kydex Holsters” COUPON CODE FOR 10% OFF ALL ORDERS IS “TFBTV” https://justifiedwarfaresolutions.com – Social Media Decals – Social media friendly and gun-friendly stickers. […]

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Last week we looked at the Stoner 86/ARES LMG-1 in depth while at the Institute of Military Technology in Florida. This week we are comparing the older design to the much more modern Knight’s Armament 5.56x45mm NATO Light Assualt Machine Gun (LAMG) that the company brought to SHOT Show last year and this year. In […]

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Midweek Links from Claire Wolfe

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:39, Wednesday, 23 May

Living Freedom Wednesday links

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Calvin’s father

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 11:54, Wednesday, 23 May

Daughter Jaime was rereading a Calvin and Hobbes book and claimed that Calvin’s father had a lot of similarities to me. I didn’t recall him being a particularly good match. She then presented her primary exhibit, this comic:

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When I stopped laughing I conceded her point.

Contract Management

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:00, Wednesday, 23 May

Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. [More]
And if you live there an run afoul of any of their citizen disarmament edicts, guess where you'll be spending time?  What would be an appropriate response to anyone trying to do that to a countryman?

Dicks and Not Dick's

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:12, Wednesday, 23 May

A few people called the ABC15 Newsroom to express concerns about a sign outside a gun shop near North Myrtle Beach High School ... The caller was concerned about the message in light of the recent shooting at a high school in Texas, and also because they believe it is inappropriate given how close the store is to the school. [More]
How does plural go to singular and then back to plural again?

How about some names, so they can be ruthlessly ridiculed like they deserve? And why is a bluenose malcontent or two trying to make trouble for someone they don't approve of "news"?

The one positive takeaway from this, considering our  modern age of gender fluidity, is that they can be simultaneously dicks and pussies. And that includes the intrepid journalists at WPDE, "News you can wipe with!"

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Document of the Day

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:51, Wednesday, 23 May

After the murders in Sutherland Springs, Texas by the former airman, the only record you could find about his court martial was a two page summary... [More]
Thanks John. Nice to see someone noticed.

Lord knows "professional media" won't.

An Explosive Climax

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:46, Wednesday, 23 May

Henrico man charged with murder of girlfriend said she asked him to pull trigger during sexual encounter [More]
I can't begin to tell you how many women I've done the same thing to when I was 33 and living at my parents' house (which is a surefire attractant for quality partners, by the way).

Speaking of which, everybody see this? It sure sounds like nobody strapped 'em on when it would have made a difference and that this is a monster of their own making.

[Via Mack H]

A Lively Debate

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:30, Wednesday, 23 May

Dr. Lively Defends 2nd Amendment in Far Left Gun Control Debate [More]
Yeah, well, you're going to have to flesh out how you intend to ensure full due process protections on those "extreme risk protection orders" you say you favor, and why you think a piece of paper saying "No guns" will work.

[Via Felix B]
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At Sixes and Sevens

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:22, Wednesday, 23 May

On May 21, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed 6 of the 7 anti-gun bills it was considering, and “held” the 7th bill, ostensibly to allow additional time for amendments that were not ready at the hearing.  [More]
Designed to make it even more of an Intolerable Act, I presume?

[Via Felix B]
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Deal with the Devil

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:17, Wednesday, 23 May

The president’s legal advisers have been working with California’s two Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, to vet potential nominees. [More]
So we can look forward to more of this?

Speaking of which, I like how one guy accused me of "eating our own" and another of not understanding contracts...

[Via Felix B...

Remington & Travis Tomasie Collaborate on Competition 1911

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 23 May

Remington R1 Tomasie customRemington have introduced a new competition pistol. Developed in collaboration with their team captain Travis Tomasie, the new pistol is a 1911 chambered in .40S&W. Tomasie, the captain of Remington’s shooing team, is a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and a gold medalist in both the IPSC Handgun World Shoot and the IPSC US Handgun Championship. […]

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Sandpaper?

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 11:05, Wednesday, 23 May

Keep guns out of dangerous people’s hands
Groups that support restrictions on firearms might be tempted to go too far in the wake of tragedy. Gun control opponents reflexively oppose any restriction. They call this one a gun confiscation act, despite the many safeguards it would put in place. For them, sandpaper is slippery slope.

Hmm…

  • pre-1968: If there is sufficient evidence of a crime having been committed, you’ll be disarmed when arrested
  • 1968: If you’re convicted of a serious crime, a felony, you’ll lose your 2A rights
  • 1997: If you’re convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, you’ll lose your 2A rights
  • 1998: You have to preemptively prove you were never convicted of a felony or domestic violence before exercising your right to purchase a firearm
  • 2018: If someone makes an accusation, lacking sufficient evidence to make an arrest, you’ll lose your 2A rights

At this rate, by ...

Sensor Sizes...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:08, Wednesday, 23 May

When the Nikon Coolpix P7000 finally ground to a halt, I went for a while using a Ricoh GXR with the P10 lens/sensor module installed. I'd never really meant to try using the GXR as a shirt pocket camera; I'd only bought it to use with the A12 module and Leica M-mount lenses, but I'd bought the spare body on eBay and it came with the P10 module, so...

On paper, it should have been at least a wash. The Ricoh interface and control layout on pocket cameras is handy and easy to use, both cameras had nominal 10MP resolution, both could shoot in RAW, and I was going from an equivalent 28-200mm lens on the Nikon to a 28-300mm equivalent on the Ricoh.

However the P10 had a smaller 1/2.3" sensor to the Sony's 1/1.7", which generally translates to noisier images at higher ISO settings. And I'd be spending more time at higher ISO settings, since the lens on the P10 could only open to f/3.5 on the wide end, versus f/2.8 for the Nikon, a difference that was exacerbated by the disparity in sensor sizes.

I tracked down the other pocket zoom module for the GXR, the S10. It had a larger sensor, still 10MP but a 1/1.7" CCD like the Sony's. The lens was slightly faste...

SWAT Team Raids the Wrong House

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:01, Wednesday, 23 May

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I remember reading about the Cox residence getting vandalized, and reading this professor saying “People need to stop treating these predatory, sick people like they’re just a neighbor.” while also state she never did anything illegal. Well, I guess not. From the Cox’s attorney:

“We are pleased that today Ms. Hill was criminally convicted of vandalism for her January attack on the Cox’s home, that she was charged with a second count of vandalism for an attack on the Cox family home in October 2017, and that a restraining order was entered against her. The Cox family is grateful to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and the Alexandria Police Department for their role in holding Ms. Hill accountable for her criminal conduct. We look forward a second conviction for Ms. Hill at her ne...

Taking Back Vermont

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 12:55, Wednesday, 23 May

Can Gun Owners Take Back Vermont? Vermonters really really need to make sure Phil Scott is punished:

Dick Wobby, one of Scott’s closest friends and political advisers, recognizes the similarities and concedes that if conservatives revolt and moderates stay home, the governor could lose a primary challenge. But he’s skeptical that gun-rights activists, whom he characterizes as “a bunch of radical, gun-toting individuals,” are as potent a political force as they appear.

“They’ve got a base of what? One hundred people? One hundred fifty people?” Wobby said. “When you really look at it, their rallies and groups are not growing. They’re diminishing rapidly.”

This is utter betrayal. Bloomberg talking points, through and through. This is what Everytown has been trying to convince politicians. And you know what? If we sit on our asses and do nothing; just sit back and lament how awful they all are, Bloomberg will be proven right. It&...

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Life is Short

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:06, Wednesday, 23 May

Or so says the Ashley Madison ad that just appeared on my blog.  Probably as effective as the gay dating site ads that used to appear here when I posted something uncomplimentary about homosexuality.  Also, someone hacked their website a year or two ago, getting a powerful blackmail tool.

5/15/18 Reason article giving an overview of the Court's refusal to hear a challenge to a ban on gun stores in Alameda County.  As one of the commenters observed:

If the Founders wanted to protect the right to bear arms they should have enumerated it in the Bill of Rights like abortion.
and:
You can read the NY Times; you just can't sell it. 
Once we lose the next progressive justice, I expect things to turn around.  Hence the continual screeching about impeaching Trump.

Also:
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Imagine if a Republican said this.  It would be 24/7 on CNN.

5/23/18 Yahoo News:

President Donald Trump swiftly defended Tomi Lauren as an “outstanding and respected young woman” after the Fox News contributor said fellow diners at a restaurant pelted her with water and obscenities.
“Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!” Tru...

That…was unexpectedly easy…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:50, Wednesday, 23 May

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This is the layout for Ian’s New and Improved Private Shooting Range!

Cutting up that fuel tank rack yesterday yielded me four eight-foot lengths of heavy-duty angle iron with feet welded to one end. I planted them in two pairs, one five feet apart and one eight feet apart. (Cutting up the rack also gave me plenty of 5- and 8-foot lengths of lighter-duty angle iron.) The smaller pair will be for metallic swingers, and the bigger pair for paper targets.

I wasn’t going to put the two sets so far apart, but it turns out…

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Adult leg bones were gathered from the battlefield and arranged in the wetlands along with non-local stones.

National Geographic:

Archaeologists excavated 2,095 human bones and bone fragments—comprising the remains of at least 82 people—across 185 acres of wetland at the site of Alken Enge, on the shore of Lake Mossø on Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula. Scientific studies indicate that most of the individuals were young male adults, and they all died in a single event in the early first century A.D. Unhealed trauma wounds on the rem...

Beekse Bergen African Wildlife Drive-Through Park.

Why not get out of the car for a better view? And, hey! how about let’s take a little walk, too.

HTL Vanderleun.

Female Shooters

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:21, Wednesday, 23 May

Revolvers! They all look like .38s, and I bet these ladies are shooting Colt Police Positives and Official Police Double Actions, with tuned actions, stocks by Roper or Sanderson, and Dean King’s reflector sights.

Rep Swalwell, a D from CA wants to ban AR rifles, have a buyback, and prosecute those owners who refuse to comply.  Yeah, seriously.

Tucker Carlson takes him to task over his plan.  T here's a great back-and-forth when Tucker asks him why his bodyguards should have better weapons than the general American populace.  Swalwell thinks it's a ridiculous argument, of course.



Swalwell is an elitist twit, a fitting representative of the Democratic Party.

More Comey's Disgrace

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:00, Wednesday, 23 May

To the untrained eye, it's becoming more and more apparent that the FBI, under the direction of James Comey during the Obama administration, became a thoroughly politicized organization  It seems that some agents want subpoenas so that they can testify freely before Congress.

The sources claim there is a demand within the agency to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. They also say the bureau has become totally politicized.
If McCabe is preosecutable, then so Comey should be easy to indict.  This happened on his watch.  There is always a certain amount of internal politics in any police agency.  It's the Director's job to keep that tamped down, to make the agency serve the people without regard to political persuasion.  We are supposed to uphold the law without passion or prejudice.  The Obama administration weaponized both the FBI and the IRS against his political opponents.  Comey, McCabe, et al, let it happen.  They are despicable.&nb...

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A Sign of the Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:25, Wednesday, 23 May

The opioid’s potency has transformed the global trafficking — and policing — of narcotics. [More]
Mr. Adams' "wholly inadequate" observation comes to mind.

People of purpose and hope have better things to do. That "our society" produces so many unfit to live responsibly and freely makes a "readjustment" inevitable.

Why are so many without purpose and hope?

Put another way, who benefits?

[Via Wynn A
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Can We All Get Along?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:08, Wednesday, 23 May

I attempted to cordially introduce myself, but they unjustifiably responded with, “We don’t shake hands or talk with Nazi sympathizers.” I thought to myself, “What?! Who in the world do you think we are? We don’t stand for such beliefs, nor do we ‘sympathize’ with them.” [More]
But you still don't get it, do you, Craig?

There can be no "middle resolution" with totalitarians unless it's you in the middle of a ditch.

[Via Mack H]

Arizona Is Planning For Exodus to State in Event of Major Calif. Quake [More]
Just what a Red State needs. Are they planning on rerouting the ones who don't belong here, or would that be "illegal"?

[Via Matthew L]

Give the Public What It Wants

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:56, Wednesday, 23 May

Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season [More]
Hollywood hypocrites?  Say it ain't so!

The congitive dissonance among the ticket-buyers shows how far the culture has degraded.  Some day I hope to resurrect my old "The Fandom Menace" piece from Guns & Ammo.

[Via Mack H]

Having It Both Ways

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:50, Wednesday, 23 May

The NRA Versus the Constitution - Its top priority, ‘concealed carry reciprocity,’ would violate states’ rights and cannot pass legal muster. [More]
So what other rights are they free to ignore? And how come they never squawk about federal bans?

[Via Mack H]

Built to Last

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:59, Wednesday, 23 May

Army Finds 94-Year-Old .50-Caliber M2, Never Serviced, Still Works Great [More]
Which is why you hear more and more talk about confiscation.

[Via Michael G]

Sociology prof convicted for smearing fake blood on NRA lobbyist’s home [More]
I doubt the $500 fine will pay for clean-up, let alone costs to investigate, process and prosecute.  And she still "plans to appeal"?

On the plus side, that TRO makes her a prohibited progressive, and we can't have too many of those.

She should watch it, because it only takes a minute or two to find out where the sentiment could be returned.

Not much on lawn care, are ya, sweetie?

[Via Felix B...

Elevating Us All

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:41, Wednesday, 23 May

Defense attorneys declined to comment, but they wrote in their motions that a neuropsychologist who evaluated Torres, 23, of Sterling, found he had significant cognitive limitations, poor memory and severely impaired judgment. He is also functionally illiterate... [More]
And welcoming such people into the country helps "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" how, again...?

[Via Mack H]
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Smile When You Say That

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:42, Wednesday, 23 May


Talk about bullying... [More] 

"Progressives" with "authority" always are, which is why the cowards don't want anyone capable of fighting back and knocking them on their asses. And it's why when they run schools (and they do almost all of them) a kid defending himself gets punished along with the aggressor.

[Via Steve T

While we're on the subject, I've been asked to share a relevant Facebook page.

She Asked for It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:34, Wednesday, 23 May

The migrant, who had downloaded pornographic films from websites Cabfake.com and BogusTaxi.com just days before the attack, told police investigators the victim’s skirt was “too short”. [More]
And the guy was already in the database, yet still allowed to remain not only in country, but free to assault new victims to boot? It's revealing, how an Opposite Day  "progressive" system ostensibly supportive of women enables their attackers.

[Via Michael G]
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The Self-Incriminator 3000

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Wednesday, 23 May

LocationSmart Demo Tool Leaks Real-Time Location of Everyone in the U.S. [More]
Hey, if you're not doing anything wrong,what's the problem?

Besides, they'll know if you are.

Say, gang, I've got a swell idea!

[Via Henry Bowman]

Broward sheriff's deputy shoplifted while in uniform, authorities say - Henry Guzman hid action figures, DVDs in his police vest, arrest report says [More]
I guess we should be thankful some figures are associated with action.

[Via Florida Guy

On the Fly

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:14, Wednesday, 23 May

Ciccolo’s mother, Shelley MacInnes, told New England Public Radio last year that her son is ‘‘very compassionate’’ and ‘‘would not hurt a fly.’’ He converted to Islam a few years ago, MacInnes said. [More]
Where have we heard that before?

Enabling mothers are responsible for much of this country's misery. Props to the dad for being strong enough to do the right and painful thing.

[Via Michael G]

Almost There

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Wednesday, 23 May



NRATV's Dana Loesch take an "¿Armas para que?" refugee from Catro's Cuba to task over his support of illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

Here's to the day when they do that to rated politicians.

[Via Matthew L]

A 'Progressive' Idea

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:41, Wednesday, 23 May

Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes? [More]
Like a typical Opposite Day "progressive," Petula's bright "new" idea is wholly unoriginal and she fails to credit the person she stole it from. (I thought WaPo has learned its lesson on that.)

As for the success of the effort, anybody have a handle on how effective those warnings have been? Or more to the point, on why smuggling (especially into "progressive" jurisdictions) still pays big bucks in spite of costs and risks?

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"I started saying in 1985 I don’t think we should have a music talking about ni**ers and b*tches and h*es. It had no impact. I’ve said it. I’ve repeated it. I still repeat it. To me, that’s more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee. [More]
Exactly.

And it sure does say a lot about content of character.

I just found out this lottery-winning setup fraud got a Pulitzer. Those Opposite Day "progressives" sure want everyone to think they're not racists.

[Via ...

Word for Word

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:47, Wednesday, 23 May

Marquette begs students not to use 'the i-word' for illegals [More]
Deal.

"Invaders" is more accurate.

[Via Michael G]

Hello, I am an active voter, and I vote on gun rights. I am calling to insist that the Senate pass HB 746 this session, or I will be sitting home in November. Thank you.  [More]
Add "and cleaning my guns" and I'm right there with you.

More gun owners need to do this and mean it.

[Via Felix B...

LAYERS OF FIREARMS SAFETY: A TEACHABLE MOMENT

by Mas in at 07:25, Wednesday, 23 May

My last negligent discharge of a firearm occurred 40-plus years ago, in 1977 as I recall.  No injury involved.  I got home that night and wrote it up for my column in GUNS magazine, that entry titled “Anatomy of an … Read more

DIY: Shortest 300BLK Gas Operated AR15?

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 23 May

ShortestAn innovative shooter/builder has just laid claim to what could be the the shortest 300BLK gas operated AR15 in existance. Measuring at a mere 3.75” inches, the barrel real estate is covered primarily by the gas block with just enough room for a threaded muzzle to attach a suppressor. After watching the below posted videos, […]

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M&P IN FDE: New M&P45 M2.0 in Flat Dark Earth

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 23 May

Flat dark earthSo, you thought the days of Flat Dark Earth were behind us? Not so fast, hot shot. I have recently fallen back in love with FDE guns and gear, building an AR15 in complete earthen glory. And I must not be the only one: Smith & Wesson just announced their newest edition to the M&P […]

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I'll drink to that

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:14, Wednesday, 23 May

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) May 22, 2018



From Evan Nappen, foremost authority on New Jersey gun laws:

Moving out of New Jersey? You still must do a “Change of Address” on your NJ Firearms Purchaser ID Card within 30 days of moving to your new out-of-state residence. (Jersey issues non-resident FPICs.) You may also choose to voluntarily surrender your FPIC. Failure to take action is a crime of the 3rd Degree. Max of 5 years in NJ State Prison for non-compliance. You can be criminally charged and extradited back to NJ.

The bridge tolls to get out are hella expensive too.

06:55

Why is the 2nd amendment the ONLY Constitutional RIGHT you need a permit to exercise?

Maj Toure‏ @MAJTOURE
Tweeted on May 21, 2018
[It’s a rhetorical question. I’m not going to bother answering it.

That doesn’t mean I’m not going to be asking it a bunch.—Joe]

Seriously.

Still, it wasn’t immediately clear what if any information Freidman could provide to investigators probing Cohen’s financial dealings. His lawyer, Patrick Egan, declined to discuss the deal and said he couldn’t comment on what the plea “indicates regarding any case other than my client’s.”

When I hoped out loud for four years of gridlock, this is not what I had in mind. I never could keep all the names straight in this soap opera, and I’m out of popcorn.

So I need to get the receiver off a Savage 99 barrel.

I need a barrel vise and a special wrench for that.


But just because you have brute force tools means you can yank them around all brutey forcey and all.

Still, wish me luck.  And patience.

One guy did this:

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A Publix Education

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:01, Wednesday, 23 May


Someone tell Summa and Magna to hold the noise down. [More]

Obviously prepared by someone in no danger of earning such an honor...

That's Entertainment!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:53, Wednesday, 23 May

The complainant is seeking $50,000 for "immense harm to my dignity." [More]
Popcorn?

A Question of Priorities

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:50, Wednesday, 23 May

Media reports have suggested that the FBI has not been able to verify any evidence to support the sonic weapon theory. [More]
What? Oww...

In fairness, they've been pretty busy ignoring and covering up for  mass killers, and spying on a duly-elected president...

Agreement in Principle

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:42, Wednesday, 23 May

Left-Wing Billionaire Michael Bloomberg: Raising Taxes on Poor People Is a “good thing.” [More]
I remember Bush II introducing some grinning stooge at a State of the Union speech and bragging how he would have to pay no taxes thanks to the administration's economic policies, and thinking representation without taxation (receiving benefits from those who pay them and a "right" to vote for more) produces results every bit as evil as the opposite.

If you want to go after Bloomberg for overt discrimination against "those people," there's a more obvious endorsement no one besides me seems interested in.

Taxes on "soft sugary drinks" in NYC, where the populace is determined to go to hell and attacks anyone trying to stop them, is hardly the most pressing priority. Unsurprisingly, Grover's ATR does nothing to oppose Bloomberg ...

Russian AK-49 – The Type 2 Milled Receiver AK

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 23 May

 

With recognition of the production problems of the original Type 1 AK-47, an alternative was needed. Russian engineer Valeriy Kharkov led a team of engineers who designed a replacement drop-forged and machined receiver for the AK. This was formally designated the AK-49 (a name which has not seen use in the US). This new receiver was not a technical challenge for Izhevsk to produce, and it added durability and potentially accuracy to the weapon, at the cost of an addition pound (half kilo) of weight and more manufacturing time/expense.

The Type 2 AK is distinctive for its rear socket used to attach the buttstock, which was done to simplify the receiver profile and to allow the same receiver to be used for both fixed and underfolding stocks. The Type 2 receiver also has a weight reduction scalloped cut on the right side which is parallel to the top surface of the receiver (on the later Type 3, this cut would be made parallel to the bottom of the receiver instead) as well as a few othe...

Farewell, Caracal! Welcome, Rex firearms!

by Ronaldo Olive in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 23 May

Announced with great fanfare in 2016 (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/11/29/caracal-wants-make-guns-brazil/), the plans of the United Arab Emirates’ Caracal company to establish a factory in Goiás State, Brazil, now seem to have all but gone. The concern, in fact, had a major stand at the 2017 LAAD – Latin America Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, where […]

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rifle training at ft benningSoldier Systems Daily recently shared a video purporting to outline the US Army’s new rifle qualification. The video posted by Circle Dog Production shows the 40-round course of fire that soldiers may soon have to shoot to qualify. Circle Dog Production, however, point out both in the video and in the video’s description that the video […]

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The Second Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match, a division of the Active Heroes Foundation is set to take place at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th. The Active Heroes Foundation whose mission is to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families. SIG SAUER […]

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The post ...

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but I believe that for all of the things our mothers do for us, they should be celebrated all month long. A mother’s greatest wish is to see her children happy and healthy, and thankfully, mothers of outdoorswomen don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to that. But what happens when, despite all of your best intentions, your mom doesn’t share your passion for the outdoors? It can be difficult to find things to do together when you’re worried about your mom having fun and enjoying herself. While I haven’t patented this approach (yet), I wanted to share a few things that have worked fairly well when introducing my mom to my world.

 

No more summer vacations. Syren Brand Manager Lynne Green interviews ProStaffers Ashley Butcher and Annemarie Garrett to find out how they balance a new job with a shooting schedule in life after college.

 

Syren Shotguns for Women. Syren providing quality shotguns and gear designed exclusively for women by women with no compromises.

Syren Savvy  is sponsored by Syren. 

 

LG: Where did you attend university, and how much did you shoot during college? ...

A day ending in "-day":

The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the correct number was much smaller, probably between 1,000 and 2,000, The Washington Post has learned. 
Over a period of seven months, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray cited the inflated figure as the most compelling evidence for the need to address what the FBI calls “Going Dark” — the spread of encrypted software that can block investigators’ access to digital data even with a court order.
In ...

QED: For her excellence at ignoring every possible warning to protect the school’s budget, the bureaucracy is going to reward her.

For the bureaucracy, a school shooting is the best thing that could happen.  Nobody got fired, nobody is going to jail, everybody is keeping their pensions, and the school gets more money for security and can hire more six figure bureaucrats to manage school security.

No, I’m not being cynical or sarcastic.  This is 100% accurate.

That is fucking horrifying.



By Nathan Barton

In the last commentary I discussed the role of government in controlling weeds.  Weeds along streets and roads, on public property, and on private property. I believe that there are many ways to deal with weeds that do not require government.

But let me move on to the other kind of “weed control.”  That is, cannabis: marijuana.  It has many nicknames, including “weed.”  It is in the news a lot.  Especially government control of same, and the constant round of legislation, ballot issues, and debate over that. And in many parts of North America, especially in the Great Plains States, marijuana is indeed a weed: “ditch weed” found in the bar ditches and uncultivated fields along highways and county roads.

As with noxious weeds, I can find nothing granting any government agency or authority to regulate or control marijuana (cannabis) or its close relatives, hemp.  Especially not on private land.  But somehow, government has assumed this “authority” and, by tacit agreement, the electorate and their elected representatives have recognized this power.  And allowed billions of dollars – far more ...

Officer Amy Caprio

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Wednesday, 23 May

End of Watch Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio K | WBAL Radio 1090 AM

For whatever reason (my guess to notify next of kin first) they had not released her name on Tuesday when I looked into it.

Officer Amy Caprio responded at around 2 p.m. [Monday] to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way. She was critically injured and was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where she died around 2:50 p.m

Four suspects are in custody and facing murder charges.

Right Place, Wrong Time

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 04:37, Wednesday, 23 May

This song was on a TV show I was watching recently, where Dr John actually made a cameo appearance, though he only played a couple of seconds of the song. I seem to remember when this song was always on the radio.

The song is “Right Place, Wrong Time” from the 1973 album In the Right Place by Malcolm John Rebennack, better known as Dr. John.

The show? NCIS: New Orleans, because that is Dr John’s hometown.

02:55

Hello world!

by admin in gungirldownunder.com at 21:02, Monday, 21 May

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

 Only 30 percent of Americans own guns. Thus far, that minority has sufficed to block substantial federal action on guns. But a one-third minority—and especially a nonurban one-third minority—may no longer suffice to shape American culture. 

Note: AND since much of East Coast America is Urban ... the whole problem with guns is that non-urban folks know better than you do. 
  Non-Urban (and some urbans)  have a strong survival instinct (gotta have their guns; but you think it's WRONG), and so people who want to defend themselves get all confused by your Urban Chic!
Ignore the problems with Chicago ...

Tuesday, 22 May

23:55

Words in the Wire

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 20:54, Tuesday, 22 May

A young woman walks out to an old rural mailbox and pulls out a couple of letters, standing in the cold as she looks through them, for in her haste, she wears no coat. Her eyes are alight with hope, as she scans the postmarks, almost naked in their pleading.  But there is no letter from him today, no news that he is still safe.  Her eyes grow quiet, two shining gloves in which a world at war lurks in profoundly small scale.  The mailbox shuts and her hope draws itself in, like measured string being rewound into a spool

Thirty later, her children, one at the edge of the field, one away in a straight line about 30 yards away, connected only by two paper cups and a taut piece of kite string. One speaks, the other listens, and hears  "there are 4 of them to our two. But we have the ...

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 22, 2018 CZ USA rep Zach Hein showed DefenseReview (DR) two very cool suppressor-ready combat/tactical pistols (with threaded barrels) that we really dug: the CZ P-10 C Suppressor-Ready striker-fired compact 9mm pistol with Urban Grey grip frame, and the Dan Wesson (DW) Wraith 9mm/.45 ACP/10mm Auto ...

An Open Letter From Hunters About Gun Reform | HuffPost:

We do not need AR-15s or any assault-style weapon to hunt game. That’s not to say some people won’t use them to hunt. But they are simply not necessary, and are actually not preferable for legitimate, fair-chase hunting. We believe that simple, responsible reforms in firearm policy are an urgent necessity. Hunting and hunters should not be seen, or used, as a shield against constructive bipartisan solutions. We see the need and opportunity to frame compromise between the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms and the Fifth Amendment’s right to life and liberty.
Actually, the Second Amendment is not about hunting.

Nobody who is legitimately advocating for Second Amendment Rights is using "Hunting" as a justification for the Second Amendment.   The argument presented here is not only facetious, but also misleading.

I have hunted, most of my life.  I have also fought a war...

(Huffington Post Article HERE)

There's a deep and surreptitious movement on the part of Liberal anti-gunners to encourage dramatic infringements on the Second Amendment rights of Americans for the purpose of ... er ... infringing on your Second Amendment Rights???


Outdoor writers' group responds to gun control op-ed from some senior members:
The letter by Ashe advanced an agenda to curb gun violence through regulations that included outlawing the sale of all semi-auto rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 cartridges, a ban on gun sales to those under age 21, and a “no-fly/no-buy” law that would bar those on terror watch lists or with a mental illness recognized by the Social Security Administration from buying guns. Other suggested measures included a ban on bump stocks, mandatory and...

Americans not only have the right to keep and bear arms, but we have the obligation.

Folks are getting worried that the tide of Public Opinion is turning against the NRA and the Second amendment.  *(See below from Gunmart.blog)*

This makes it hard for us to find the courage to stand up for our constitutional rights.
I have no doubt that our Founding Fathers found it equally contentious to defend their rights; are we not as faithful Americans as they were?

I think that the NRA and its members need to stand firm with their conviction that the Second Amendment  is the codification of a basic human right.

There are a lot of Americans who have no use for their civil rights; but just because they do not value their freedoms, that's no reason why those freedoms shouldn't be defended by those of us who do not kneel to public opinion.  These  people are comfortable where they are, and because they do not USE some of their civil rights, they do not VALUE them.

I went to war ....

Note:  This article is written in terms of "home defense".  The criteria varies for street defense (concealed carry) and for any other defense situation.

I've got a problem when challenged to compare "Lethality"  of one gun type as compared to another gun type;   we're talking rifles, pistols and shotguns as the basic comparison,  and in the rifle class ... specifically the AR15.

USA TODAY Calls Shotgun Less Lethal Than an AR15 - Omaha Outdoors:

In an article titled initially “Guns used in Texas killings were less lethal than in other mass shootings,” USA TODAY meanders from error to error in describing rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Though the title has since been changed to “Texas shooter used shotgun, pistol in deadly assault,” the rest of the errors in the article remain unchanged.
I'd like to talk about that for a bit.

Definition of terms: for the sake of this discussion, we assume that "Lethality...

19:55

It’s so hard for us locals to find shade in the middle of the day.

snake
P.S. – Could you ask Joel to open the window? I can’t get in.

Mallards

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:55, Tuesday, 22 May

Mallards in the front yard.  In my younger days I hunted them, but nowadays I'm content to let them eat the bugs out of the grass.


POTD: Be Careful What You Wish For – M&P45

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 22 May

M&P45Found this reposted in a gun group. Often some people get frustrated at their guns and gear. However rather than isolating and addressing the issue they like to lash out and blame the gun or gear. Here is a great example of someone eating humble pie over an M&P45. A disgruntled person attended a S&W […]

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Brazil Orders More 5.56 IMBEL IA2 Carbines

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 22 May

IA2 in JungleBrazil has moved to procure 4,000 new 5.56x45mm IMBEL IA2 Carbines. The state owned Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil or IMBEL, has been awarded a contract worth over $7 million. Jane’s report that the Brazilian Army’s Logistics Command has confirmed the purchase of the new rifles as part of a contract worth R$25.64 million or […]

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Danish Nielsen Sonic GHOST Suppressors

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 22 May

Danish Nielsen Sonic GHOST Suppressors (5)Nielsen Gun Parts is a Danish company specialized in designing and manufacturing suppressors. Among their products, there is a family of multi-caliber hunting rifle suppressors called Sonic GHOST. These silencers utilize quite a simple system that allows to assemble them so that they perfectly fit any particular caliber. As you know, often times it is possible […]

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NicaeaAn astute Internet sleuth from AR15.com spotted a unique moment on Google’s StreetView road imaging service. In Iznik, Turkey (also known my the ancient name of Nicaea), four kids were caught doing what kids do – plinking targets with airguns. Using what appears to be break action, spring loaded airguns (aka “Springers”), Google’s camera-laden vehicle […]

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to one of the things I started this blog for: shootyness.

Once I figured out how to pour in the Lee 405-grain hollowbase mold and got good bullets*, I've been impressed with how they shoot.  Both with black and smokeless powder.   The basic 26.0 of Accurate 5744 shoots quite nicely at 100, I do my part I get groups around an inch.  Today tried it with 70.0 grains of 2f black:

I started with five rounds, and the first one was way high, at which time I realized the elevation on the sight was way off.  Dammit.  So adjusted and shot this, which is four rounds.&n...

Until I made 2 for myself this evening.

Some of you know that I like 60s Lounge Music. Well, while listening tonight, I decided to make myself the quintessential 60s cocktail, the Martini.

I measured out the size of a Martini glass first using water. 3 shots (as measured by the shot “glass” included as the cap on my cocktail shaker.) A bunch of ice and 3 shots of Bombay Sapphire Gin into the cocktail shaker, shake for a few seconds and strain onto Martini glass. Heaven.

Being an iced beverage, it is a creature of the moment, so I downed it pretty fast. Then I made a 2nd. Whoa! (Warning: Those iced beverages go down smooth!)

I felt fine after the 1st, but after that 2nd… (I remembered to add the olive BEFORE mixing the drink!) I have been with people after they have literally had 3 Martinis with lunch. I don’t know how they walked straight. (That would be 9 shots of gin.)

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Privacy Policy

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 15:56, Tuesday, 22 May

The European Union’s deadline for GDPR compliance are fast approaching. This is the regulation where they claim if you’re storing data about EU citizens, they get to dictate your policies, or else. So I decided it was time to ensure this web site had an appropriate privacy policy.

15:55

Overheard at work

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 13:17, Tuesday, 22 May

Today, from a meeting at work (redacted and paraphrased as needed):

Jodie (my boss): Ms. “X” and some other adult entertainers have contacted Mr. “A” and have starting talking. We should reach out to Mr. “A” and get a relationship going so we can correct any false or misleading information he gets from other sources.

[Joe starts smirking]

[Jodie looks at me and stops talking]

Joe: It might be difficult to establish a competing relationship when our competition is a bunch of porn stars.

Fortunately, everyone in the room seemed to think it was as funny as I did and I wasn’t sent to HR for reeducation.

I know I said the next construction project of the building season was the front porch, but I’m in a chicken-and-egg situation: The very first thing I need to do is tear out the existing porch and stairs, and then other than digging some holes there’s not a lot I can do toward project completion until I get the two concrete piers I’m waiting for. Which won’t happen before this weekend.

So screw that, I decided to do something fun.

targets
Regular readers know that last July a magnificent, biggest-in-living-memory flash flood destroyed the Gulch’s shooting range. The 25- and 100-yard range markers were washed away along with the 100-yard shooting bench and the big ammo can with the target gear, and the fuel tank rack we’ve used for years as a metalli...

PROFILING AN ACTIVE KILLER

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 13:05, Tuesday, 22 May

 

 This is a guest post by my friend Ron Borsch, a retired police officer and trainer.  Ron is one of the most notable researchers in the “active killer” field and shares his thoughts on the issue.  In this piece, he discusses the multitude of motivations an active killer might have and shares his research on what traits all of these killers share.

-Greg   

                     

Copyright 2018 Ron Borsch

What motivates a person to become a mass killer? Using reason and logic may only give us a headache as we try to deduce the motive of an unreasonable and illogical rogue human. It may not be any easier if he survives. Profiling such a rogue would be difficult for most.

 

Their motives can be as complicated as they are. Some surviving active killers have described a real or imagined wrong done to them, have claimed they were bullied or picked on.  Others may have been bullies themselves. Typically, all were selfish and over-reactive. These actual and or self-perceived nobodies, desiring recognition for notoriety as a “somebody”, often default to Rapid Mass Murder© for a significant b...

Gear fail

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:28, Tuesday, 22 May

For the past several years, I’ve only really shot AR-15s and black plastic guns. Then this got boring. So, I switched it up a bit. I grabbed a Ruger Match Champion to shoot and had a blast. Then, I’ve recently became a Shotgun Noob. This past week, I decided I’d break out the old Ruger 10/22 and sight it in for some tree rat hunting. After a few rounds sighting it in, this happened:

Two out of three of the BX25 magazines went tango uniform, as did one out of two original facto...

Bump stock stuff

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:19, Tuesday, 22 May

The CSM: With lack of incentives, few Americans are giving up their bump stocks

Why would they?

Of course, if the proposed federal ban on them, in which the bureaucracy is making up law from nothing, goes through, a lot more people will be ex post facto criminals.

IIRC, after ATF arbitrarily decided to ban the Akins Accelerator, they got a warrant for the sales records from the company. Then mailed letters to those who had purchased them to remove a spring. So, did you buy a Slidfire? They’ve shut down by the way. I did. Did you pay cash? I didn’t. So, I imagine at some point in the future, presuming the ban goes through, I’ll get such a letter.

I plan on turning mine over to my attorney while we discuss legal options.

Quickbooks turns on gun companies

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:07, Tuesday, 22 May

I use Quickbooks for my business. If this goes unresolved, I will no longer use it.

Life in the future

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:04, Tuesday, 22 May

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:00, Tuesday, 22 May

Buy it at Ventura Munitions: https://www.venturamunitions.com/hornady-38-special-90gr-ftx-critical-defense-lite-ammo-25-rounds/ We shoot Hornady .38spl 90gr FTX Critical Defense ammunition from a Smith & Wesson Model 638 with a 2″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKbs5xffaEzzdKdPZvfhdQ?sub_confirmation=1 ««« […]

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Backpedaling

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 13:43, Tuesday, 22 May

When we last saw Esquire’s Dave Holmes, he was whining that we won’t let him confiscate all our guns. He’s back…

…pedaling. With an extra helping of whining.

What Happens When You Write About Gun Control in America
Gun-rights activists threaten to shoot you (among other reactions).

Ooooh. Threats. Like…

“Go ahead and try, the streets will be awash in blood.”

“Good luck confiscating all those guns yourself, really hope you don’t get murdered by law abiding citizens lol.”

“Molon Labe.”

No one threatened to shoot him, or he would have included that. I see people telling him to go for it, and noting the unintended consequences of such an ill-considered action.

So… No threats.

Had any of these folks bothered to read the piece, which was only 800 words and I am not James Joyce, they would have seen the part...

LOL.

But there's a lot of good advice there for our young Gentlemen Readers.

Excavating Ypres

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:57, Tuesday, 22 May

Tim Woler takes a break from excavating Hadrian's Wall to help uncover the trenches of Ypres.  As you'd expect, he's digging up all sorts of century old munitions.  Interesting series of posts.

The battle (a short overview)

The town

The Dig (hey, look at the ammo!)

Tam (of The View From The Porch) Needs Help

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:47, Tuesday, 22 May

A broken collarbone will stop her from doing the work she needs to do to earn a living. Tamara Keel Needs Your Help

Roberta has all the information at the link above.

In an article titled initially “Guns used in Texas killings were less lethal than in other mass shootings,” USA TODAY meanders from error to error in describi...

12:55

Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades [More]
Decades?


You mean the woke "stay-at-home mom" is not above putting her masters' spin on things even as people die?

Suddenly allegations of “champion[ing] falsified data and attack[ing] legitimate studies” assume a whole new level of credibility......

Ingeniously Simple and Ambidextrous 8-Bore Muzzleloading Shotgun Moses Babcock (3)When I first saw the images of this mid 19th-century muzzle-loading firearm, I thought it is probably missing the side plates covering lock mechanism. But then I noticed the hammer spur which, as you know, is designed to make it possible to manually cock the hammer and you will barely see an internal hammer with a spur. […]

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OutbackAustralian Outback Ammo is once again headed to the U.S. In a recovering ammunition and component market in America, the pricing differentials between imported and domestic made product is beginning to level off. Ten shipping containers full of the Aussie cartridges will arrive on the east coast next week and will be available at www.AustralianOutBackammo.com and www.GlobalOrdnance.com. […]

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There do seem to be a lot of them. Mark Levin raises the question of whether an independent counsel is an "officer of the United States," which under the Constitution requires appointment.... which can be by a Departmental head (here, the acting AG) IF the Congress allows it. But the independent counsel statute (and the Justice Department regulations on it) expired back in 1999. The statute and regs required Justice to apply to a federal court, with the court choosing and commissioning the independent counsel. It does sound like the IC is an "officer" of the US. If every US Attorney is such an officer (indeed, one requiring Senate confirmation) it's hard to see how an IC is not.

There may be a simpler issue. An agency can't just hire someone out of the air. It has to be for a position authorized by Congress, with the Office of Personnel Management riding herd. Violate that, and it sounds like a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, spending money for a purpose not...

09:55

When it comes to gun policy, the political left is harming America, delaying rational programs, and flatly denying the public’s rights. Denying civil rights always has bad consequences, as we saw here.

Alan Korwin
May 21, 2018
Liberals Must Step Back for School Safety
[School shootings are one of the most effective tools in the political left’s toolkit for denying people their right to keep and bear arms. They will not let us put a stop to them no matter how many children’s lives it costs.—Joe]

5/22/18 Guardian:

Silicon Valley pastor has resigned from his church after calling the city of Palo Alto an “elitist shit den of hate” and criticizing the hypocrisy of “social justice” activism in the region.
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Glowheads

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:33, Tuesday, 22 May

They arrived a couple generations ago.  I do not know what year, but before I was born, I am sure.

Their heads do not actually glow.  Their skin is so pale and their hair is so white that on a dark city night, even a slight illumination makes them stand out from a crowd of humans.  (Finns are positively swarthy by comparison.)  Of course, the Glowheads also stand out because they are at least seven feet high.  A few approach eight feet.  We have never seen female Glowheads, but the guess is that they are also taller than human females. 

Glowheads are tall, but not skinny or slight.  They are proportionately large and muscular.  The few times that a glowhead has had a fight with a human, the results have been ugly.  They can pick up most humans and throw them 10 feet away.

But aside from color and size, they are not so different.  If you see a Glowhead on the street next to humans, you can see that their heads are slightly different in shape, but so subtly that unless you stand one next to a human, you cannot tell the difference, except for size and coloring.

When they first arrived, s...

Livin’ in a rabbit paradise…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:33, Tuesday, 22 May

Left the damned thing out for four days and there was nothing but rabbits.

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Really? You clicked on that? How the hell would I know?

Yeah, I got nothin’ this morning. Maybe later – I’m gonna check the game camera during this morning’s rounds. In fact I really (really!) wanted to make this a “shorts and sandals” day, but I want that pretty much every summer morning, then go over the to-do list and change my mind. Because I have a rule, but I can violate that rule a hundred times and get away with it until the bright still morning when I don’t. And then I remember the rule for a while.

My standing rule is that I don’t leave my front porch unless I’m ready to do battle with whomever or whatever. Normally I have a plan to kill everyone and everything I meet. But months can go by without that doi...

Guilty Meritocrats

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:59, Tuesday, 22 May


The big think piece of the week is this exercise in class navel-gazing in the Atlantic. Its author, Matthew Stewart, is an obviously Very Smart Guy, who went to Princeton and Oxford and who’s written books on the American Revolution’s fo...

Weaponizing Bach

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:47, Tuesday, 22 May

In the LA Review of Books, Theodore Gioia reports on classical music being used as bum repellent.

At the corner of 8th and Market in San Francisco, by a shuttered subway escalator outside a Burger King, an unusual soundtrack plays. A beige speaker, mounted atop a tall window, blasts Baroque harpsichord at deafening volumes. The music never stops. Night and day, Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi rain down from Burger King rooftops onto empty streets.

Empty streets, however, are the target audience for this concert. The playlist has been selected to repel sidewalk listeners — specifically, the mid-Market homeless who once congregated outside the restaurant doors that ...

Several Things

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Tuesday, 22 May

With the media blitz in the aftermath of the Santa Fe shooting, some wags are calling for more gun restrictions, but they're awfully short on making sense of themselves.  For example, Powerline links to an AP reporter calling exactly that.

[T]he state’s 20-year dominance by the Republican Party all but guarantees the meetings will be dominated by calls to boost school security and “harden” campuses — an idea backed by the NRA — instead of demands for gun restrictions, said Cal Jillson, political science professor at Southern Methodist University.
As one cmmmenter said earlier, the call for solutions to this problem often come from people (reporters) who are least familiar with the problem.  I'd ask which "restrictions" might have solved this problem?  The shooter in Texas used a shotgun and a revolver.  Both of these are technology from the 1800s.   How about a law that prohibits people from bringing guns on campus?  We already have that.  How about a law that criminalizes murder?  We already have that ...

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This is Your Brain on Drugs

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:02, Tuesday, 22 May

Pharmaceutical Murder – Mass Shootings Caused by Drugs! [More]
I'm not big on "one size fits all" explanations, but do think it's unquestionable that they have played a strong role in many of the atrocities.

One of the problems with digging deeper is many "reporters"are liberal arts grads with a "progressive" worldview who are unqualified to analyze research as well as unmotivated. Many assignment editors are more interested in easy, more personally rewarding stuff like SEO, profitable click bait and parroting a narrative established by others.

It's not like the readership/audience they're doing it for knows the difference.

[Via ...

An NRO 'Conservative'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:48, Tuesday, 22 May

Why the Royals matter, and why the U.S. needs its own [More]
If you think about it, that is "conservative." Just the kind whose views are welcomed at NBC's "Think."

National Review and symbols.

Need I say more?

Another Oath-Breaker

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:39, Tuesday, 22 May

That’s why, like many other military veterans, I view America’s civilian gun culture as dysfunctional. [More]
And there are plenty of others who wonder what the hell you thought you were swearing an oath to, and what the fixation with "Only Ones" being more trustworthy than everyone else is about.

It's telling to see this filed under "Think" in light of the truism that for "progressives," every day is Opposite Day.

[Via Bluesgal]
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Self-Incriminating

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:16, Tuesday, 22 May

Denson is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. [More]
I thought this said the evidence was stolen...

[Via Steve T]

Today's One-Minute Activism

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:07, Tuesday, 22 May

Add your name to the list of conservatives urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House [More]
I did.

Here's why.

[Via Felix B]
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This is CNN

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:58, Tuesday, 22 May

The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as the other major industrialized nations combined [More]
Playing pretty fast and loose with "school shootings" there...

Along with the old "industrialized" deception...

Although it does let you conveniently ignore stuff like this...

And based on results, it works.

Narrative established. A mob that knows nothing else besides what we've fed it will remember our memes.
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The Graveyard of History

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:41, Tuesday, 22 May

History is catching up with our foolishness... [More]
Maybe if we whistle louder?

[Via bondmen]

First of 4 St. Louis police officers on trial for charges of stealing overtime pay [More]
I saw that movie...

[Via bondmen]
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For those of you who believe the NRA position that more guns make us safer and support an unrestricted Second Amendment, please present the evidence — backed with verifiable facts — that leads you to this position. I’ve searched. A lot. All I can find are rare anecdotes where a good guy with a gun saved the day.  [More]
Huh. You must not have looked very hard or very effectively.

Or in all the relevant places to see what happens in the absence of "good guys with guns."

[Via&nbs...

Figures Don't Lie

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:11, Tuesday, 22 May

Studies on assault weapons bans have generally ranged from inconclusive to unfavorable toward a ban. And even if the bans were effective at constricting access to assault weapons, they would likely have only a small effect on gun violence overall. [More]
What  that tells me is there's an entirely different and unspoken reason for so deperately wanting such a ban.

But what?

[Via Roger J]
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Inside Man

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:03, Tuesday, 22 May

...Halper, then an emeritus professor at Cambridge... [More]
Cambridge, eh?

[Via Jess]


Of course if you're physically incapable of doing this, you're pretty much screwed unless you can do something else. [Watch]

But what?

[Via Wynn A

I don't buy it. [More]
Me neither.

Perhaps Anna Maria Mayda, Giovanni Peri and Walter Steingress would care to take the challenge...? And account for California...?

[Via Michael G]


This was clearly a damaged, a violent, and of relevance, a guilty young man, and as we’ve seen in similar cases, the government knew about him. [More]
More to the point as far as that picture goes– why was someone who can't be trusted with a gun allowed to stalk freely among us?

That's OUR Word

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:23, Tuesday, 22 May

Kendrick Lamar Calls Out White Fan for Singing N-Word During 'M.A.A.D City' at Hangout Festival [More]
Yeah, I mean it's not like it's in the lyrics or anything.

N-Word Jim explains.

I don't suppose race-based exclusions cause any cognitive dissonance or anything...? And where are all the femarxists getting all into "lil pushover's" grill for using the "B" word?

Is the Pope Catholic?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:09, Tuesday, 22 May


Why should we expect the Church hierarchy to be any different than the political hierarchy? [More]

Arkansas universities report no problems after first semester of campus carry [More]
But...but...but Dodge City! Fender-benders!! Blood in the streets!!!

[Via Michael G]

All in the Family

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:06, Tuesday, 22 May

Maxine Waters Paying Daughter Over $100K In Campaign Funds [More]
Don't look for any of the useful idiots who vote for her to do anything but defend this.

'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay' [More]
He also never enslaved populations or filled mass graves.

[Via Matthew L]

Paul Ribeyrolles was the manager of the Gladiator bicycle factory, and by 1918 he had significant experience in small arms design, having been a core member of the team that designed and built the 1915 CSRG Chauchat automatic rifle and the RSC-1917 semiautomatic rifle. These were forward-looking weapons, the first of their types ever to be successfully used in combat. Ribeyrolles continued to pursue the next generation of infantry small arms, and in the summer of 1918 he presented his 1918 automatic rifle for military testing at Versailles.

The model 1918 met most of the requirements to be considered an assault rifle by today’s standards – it used an intermediate cartridge, it could fire in both semiautomatic and fully automatic modes, and it was fed by detachable box magazines (with a capacity of 25 rounds). The cartridge it used was a modification of the .351 Winchester WSL cartridge, modified to be semi-rimmed and to use an 8mm Lebel armor-piercing bullet. Unlike modern weapons of ...

I finally got around to to hitting the range with that Mossberg M590 Shockwave I won in the drawing at the Chesapeake Cup in February. In all honesty, I've been avoiding it to some degree. I wasn't really sure how to shoot the thing, and have spent a lot of time viewing videos online and dry firing in front of a mirror. Now a bit more confident, I took it down to Winding Brook for some live fire.

Confirming the range allowed the gun to be shot, I was reminded that only "aimed fire" was permitted, no shooting from the hip. I had assumed that already, and in fact what I had planned. I had brought along a mix of 00 buckshot and slugs, the only shotgun ammo the range permits.

With the target at five yards, I loaded a round of the 00 Buckshot. I noticed that a second RO had appeared behind me, presumably to confirm my safety and obedience. I was pleased to see the shot pattern pretty well centered on ...

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That Time the Ulti-Clip Blew My Mind

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 22 May

This article is about the Ulti-clip, which TFB’s own Ray covered at SHOT 2017. No Social Media, No Marketing Budget, No Problem: Every town has a place that doesn’t look like much from the curb, but locals will tell you that it’s worth checking out. It’s usually cash-only, probably uses a chalkboard menu or one […]

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In a previous acronym-filled post about individual first aid kits, I introduced the concept of the IFAK. Popular with soldiers, the IFAK is truly a useful tool for us civilians too. Especially on the range or in the field, bringing an IFAK on your adventures undoubtedly ups your preparedness in an emergency situation. 

Follow these 5 tips to take emergency preparedness to the next level. 1. Get trained and have a plan.

I know, I know, this is kind of 2 tips in one. But it is the most important tip there is. 

Learn what to do in an emergency through a local first aid course, then practice those techniques to keep your knowledge fresh. Rehearse scenarios in your head and think about how you could react, so that if (God forbid) any of those scenarios play out, you can act quickly. 

This is something my dad taught me to do before I left home for college. He would paraphrase Secretary of Defense James Mattis by tel...

May 22

in Of Arms and the Law at 10:15, Tuesday, 22 May

May 22, 2009, my fourth and last cancer procedure.

Frances passed on.

So as I mentioned, my local gun store/range has started offering an expanding suite of training classes. I was offered the chance to audit a couple of them recently, ostensibly in exchange for publishing reviews on my blog, but also because they wanted my feedback on the curricula, class structure, and so forth.

So I took the eight hour Fundamentals of Armed Self-Defense class a couple Saturdays ago and followed it up with the four hour Introductory Self-Defense Shotgun on Wednesday.

I'll put up reviews of both classes here shortly...especially since I'll have nothing but time on my hands for at least the next couple weeks...but there was something else I noticed that was worth writing about. It involves a pretty common misconception people have about self-defense, and specifically self-defense with shotguns.

There was a dude in the Saturday class who was obviously not your typical gun hobbyist. He didn't even strike me as the sort of person who's always had guns around and just decided to get some form...

It happened on Quantas flight 72:

Circling Learmonth, the pilots run through a checklist. The plane's two engines are functioning. But they do not know if the landing gear can be lowered or wing flaps extended for landing. And if they can extend the flaps, they have no idea how the plane will react. As much as they can, the pilots try to assert control over the A330 while the computer system operates. It cannot be fully disengaged. Turning off the three flight control computers could trigger unintended consequences. They may fail or fault.

Pulling paper charts out for Learmonth, the pilots make more inputs into the system, to no avail. It means they will have to conduct a visual approach. The precariousness of their situation is laid bare in a lengthy summary of faults on their screens. They include the loss of automatic braking and spoilers to prevent lift once the plane is on the runway. The pilots do not know whether they can use the nose-wheel to steer the plane until it is on the groun...

"Hold mah beer", Talladega edition

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:26, Tuesday, 22 May

This guy set the bar high for a "hold mah beer" moment:

In one of NASCAR’s most bizarre episodes, Darren Crowder, a Birmingham local, found his way into the ceremonial Pontiac Trans Am before the May 1986 race. The car had apparently been left unattended near the front grandstand. Crowder, at the time age 20, pulled onto the famed oval and started turning laps. Since the race was minutes from its scheduled starting time, NASCAR only noticed something amiss when Crowder passed an official who correctly identified him as, uh, not the pace car driver. (The call, via team radio: "Who's that f***** in the pace car?")
Did a whole lap, at 100 mph.

How soviet are they?

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:30, Tuesday, 22 May

This Soviet:
The threshold for punishment by the public university, whose president once said students who voted for Donald Trump were motivated by hatred, is so low that “if you say something that might offend someone else, you could get disciplined or thrown out,” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Jacques.

According to Jacques, such top-down micromanagement of students’ interactions with each other is “creating a climate of suspicion on campus by encouraging students to spy on one another. They never know who they can trust.”

About wonderful Sweden,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:28, Tuesday, 22 May

In one telling anecdote, Snegirov described a type of conduct I've witnessed repeatedly in Norway: he's on a train from Hamar to Oslo on which all the seats are taken; although a number of able-bodied males (including young men in military uniforms) are seated, none of them stands up to offer his seat to any of the several elderly women (some of them weighed down by massive backpacks) who are forced to stand. But then a Pakistani man boards the train, and a red-bearded Norwegian immediately “jumps up ... and invites the Muslim to sit down.” The Pakistani says no, but Redbeard insists. After the Pakistani sits, Redbeard stands with his back to the door, his facial expression making it clear that he feels he has “done a good deed.”

Snegirev also visited Grønland, a Muslim-heavy part of Oslo, where he met Yevgeny Dyakonov, a local from Uzbekistan. Describing Grønland as more dangerous t...

Says it well

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:09, Tuesday, 22 May

If this was orchestrated without the express knowledge of Mr. Obama, then it reveals just how blatantly he instructed by example the weaponizing of the entire federal government to carry out his low, dishonest and unjust ideology. By any means necessary, one might say. Only instead of being driving by visions of justice, these people were driven by visions of undying power.

If this conspiracy was carried out at the express direction of Mr. Obama or other high officials in his administration, then they belong in jail. From unmasking of political opponents, to leaking their names to the press, to killing legitimate investigations, to launching politically motivated witch hunts, a racket of this scale could not have been carried out without some major juice and cover at the top levels of the Department of Justice, FBI and the White House.

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Because they should have jobs (with great pay and gold-plated benefits) even if the country can’t afford it. French strikes over Macron’s reforms cripple public services. This is important, because if you look at the NEXT post, you will see that the country has a lot it needs to spend money on – like Police.

“We don’t want the state to close railway lines or to end the special status the rail workers benefit from. That’s why we’re here today,” Romain told CNN at the Place de la République in the capital, as music blared and vendors sold hot dogs, beer and wine to marchers.

Because the French should continue to support the rail lines even if they aren’t used or needed because union members are “Special.” Or something. (Maybe “greedy” or “insane” would be better terms.

Tuesday’s action is the third nationwide strike in France since Macron began his five-year term in May last year, promising to slash public spending and in...

The “Voices” Told Him to Kill

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:29, Tuesday, 22 May

I have been trying to ignore this story, but it keeps turning up in my news searches. Undocumented immigrant who said ‘voices tell him who to shoot’ charged with murder in Platte Co.

Pompa-Rascon, who is in the United States illegally from Mexico, told detectives that “voices tell him who to shoot” but he “decides with his heart who is bad and who to shoot.” He also said he believed his gun wouldn’t fire if the target was a good person.

I have not much to say about this.

France is Lost: or at least some parts of it are

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:29, Tuesday, 22 May

For all their civilized European front, they are sliding down a hill toward 3rd world-style violence. France has lost the fight in drug-ridden suburbs, admits Emmanuel Macron

France has “lost the fight against drug trafficking” in many suburbs, warned Emmanuel Macron as shocking images of masked gunmen opening fire in Marseille and a brutal daylight murder highlighted the uphill task he faces.

It isn’t just drugs.

Local officials in some of these say they are at loss at how to tackle poverty, drug running and Islamic fundamentalism – many homegrown terrorists have come from such districts – with some mayors making waves in recent months by resigning saying their job had become too tough.

In a much-awaited speech on the “banlieues”, Mr Macron expressed “deep concern” about events in Marseille, where masked men in black armed with assault rifles were filmed opening fire on Monday.

There was a “lynching,” (media term, ...

Tuesday’s Links from Claire Wolfe

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:13, Tuesday, 22 May

She has her Monday-Tuesday links – Living Freedom

When you’re special enough to be in the LAPD, you can rape a colleague’s 13-year-old daughter and still keep drawing a paycheck.

ADDED: Australian schools consider banning children’s books that use the words boy and girl. Has the world really gone so self-contemptfully mad? (H/T MtK)

Those are just 2 of the links. There is more insanity.

05:55

"Yes, they DO want to take your guns"

Well, yes.  Us enthusiast have been sounding that alarm for a while.

Now?  They are overtly calling for it, and widely.

Also.  People are reporting this call for a gun ban and 2nd Amendment repeal, so un-enthusiast gun owners know about this and can no longer be fooled by gaslighting Progs that say "No one is coming for your guns, silly."  REGULAR voters now know that is a lie.

All the cards are on the table.

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[Ed: Part 1 is here.] THE POLITICAL PROBLEM The pre-positioned legislation mandating “smart guns” in New Jersey reveals the end game for gun control activists. The 2002 New Jersey Childproof Handgun Law requires that once “personalized handguns are available” anywhere in the country, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be “smart guns”. This is […]

The genie is out of the bottle

by Caleb in Gun Nuts Media at 05:30, Tuesday, 22 May

And we can’t put it back in there. In the wake of another school shooting, the predictable reactions from all sides have continued. The pro-gun people have pointed at the ghoulish media coverage of the events as the cause, and the anti-gun people have blamed easy access to firearms. Meanwhile, the majority of America forgot...

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SayUncle XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
Shakey Pete's Shootin' Shack XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
Shall Not Be Questioned XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
Sharp as a Marble XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
She's a Garand Gal XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
Short Barrel Shepherd XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
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The Clue Meter XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Displaced Louisiana Guy XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Firearm Blog XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Freeholder XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Liberty Zone XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Michael Bane Blog XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
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The Patrick Henry Society XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
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The Price of Liberty XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Smallest Minority XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Ultimate Answer to Kings XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The View From North Central Idaho XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The War on Guns XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
The Zelman Partisans XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
To Which I Replied... XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
Traction Control XML 01:55, Friday, 25 May 04:55, Friday, 25 May
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