A paper presented to the American Psychological Association found the number of mass killings, rampage killings or “mass shootings”, may be doubled by irresponsible media aggrandizement of mass killers. The desire for fame was found to be one of the main motivators of these rampage killers
ahahah it’s amazing this exists:
I don’t know if you guys remember my first post on the TREAD, but I thought that initial “Blood Sweat and Motorcycles” video was peak cringe. This video is basically going off on a tangent, using themes from that...
Damn I heard the electronic noise, the explosion, more electronic noise, and a shell casing drop in the intro all while looking at the words EXCLUSIVE and PATERON, and FuNkEr TaCtiCaL and I knew it was going to be some premium-ass content:
Holy, I can’t believe they gave us that for free without even contributing to their pAteRoN *sarcasm*. In fUnKeR’s defense, everyone has been beating a dead tactics content horse for a Looooooooong...
From the Second Amendment Foundation web site:
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging gun control Initiative 1639 in Washington State, on several grounds.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In addition to SAF and NRA, plaintiffs include gun dealers and young adults in the affected age group.
The lawsuit challenges the measure on the grounds that it violates the commerce clause by banning sales of rifles to non-residents, and that it unconstitutionally impairs the rights guaranteed by the First, Second and Fourteenth Amendments, and Article I Section 24 of the Washington State constitution by preventing the sale to otherwise qualified adults under age 21 of certain rifles.
“We are als...
I have one more inward hole. Even if I added another (I use a drill press for that), the long end would be flapping in a foolish manner. The good news this morning was 207.4 pounds, about 18 pounds from where I started aggressively dieting after my second myocardial infarct.
People send you stuff to review. Nice stuff, generally. This is a review of some nice stuff. Someone at Craft Holsters wanted to send me a holster for my Colt Government Model. Happy to oblige. It is a traditional leather OWB pancake holster with a thumb break. It is made in Italy, but shipped from Slovakia. (Nice to see capitalism alive there. Even several decades of Soviet rule cannot destroy the desire to make money by making and selling stuff people want, instead of making it for the State Committee on Production of What The Glorious Workers Would Want If They Weren't So Darn Stupid.)
Why had police come to his work and arrested him? Why was he being accused of these horrible crimes? Who was accusing him?
She said he broke into her home in Temple.
She said he sliced an "X" into her chest with a box cutter.
She said it happened on Sept. 20, 2017 around 7:20 p.m....
On the night of the alleged attack, he was with his mother, Erin, at a Northwest Austin hotel about 65 miles fro...
Most of the time, the police respond and figure out that nothing was going on before anyone gets hurt, but it doesn’t always happen that way.Fifty-one charges? That prosecutor was busy in the books. I can think of a half-dozen charges I could cite for making a prank call that resulted in a death, but 51? And as a part of a plea deal, I wond...
Now, a man responsible for a fatal swatting call has pled guilty to 51 charges stemming from his actions.
We had the first frost of the season this morning, with temps in the high 20s. One small now flurry yesterday, which is unheard of in central Louisiana in mid-November. The season's are changing, and I've even put the liner in my duty jacket, which doesn't normally happen till after Christmas.
One other change, is that I've switched from my summer vodka/tonic to my winter bourbon and coke. Y'all know that I love whiskey, but believe in moderation in all things, except loving a good woman, which should be done enthusiastically.
My to-to, day-in-and-day-out whiskey for mixing with coke (or diet coke, in my case), is either Jim Beam white or Evan Williams, whichever strikes my fancy at the time. But I buy it in the transmission size. You know, the big bottle. When you turn it on its side, it looks like a transmission.
Hi all I am Mr.Revolverguy and I am a reload-a-holic. In my previous video you watched me load 6.5 Creedmoor on a single stage press, which is how I do all of my rifle rounds. In this video I use a Lee Classic Turret press to load up some 357 Magnum. Having an affection for revolvers I tend to shoot a bit more of the 357 which requires a press with a little more throughput.
Stay tuned up next is 38 special on a fully progressive press.Correction
Correction I mention I have had this press for 18 years. I was looking at the wrong receipt; this press I purchased in 2008 so it is 10 years old.Economics
One of the better qualities is low cost caliber conversions with this press. Those calibers where you want to load a couple hundred rounds with minimal fuss with minimal investment this press is the one for you. A progressive press can add up quickly in a caliber conversion before you add in dies.
So black Friday is almost here. This week I will be posting killer deals I come across.
We will start off with a Blem kit from PSA:
Salad days are still here! I wil...
Actual night vision is typically rather pricey. While there are cheap night vision like Gen 1 and some heavily used Gen 2, most people want Gen 3 night vision and they cost a couple thousand dollars and in some cases are upwards of five figures. Digital night vision is slowly becoming a reality. There are […]
A video on youtube showed some young guys from the Arab region -either Iraqi or Algerian- demonstrating their gun, which they have fun with. It is a cut-down short-magazine Lee Enfield rifle (now carbine length) with the shortest barrel ever seen for this model. The original front sight post is replaced with an AK sight while […]
My neurologist prescribed klonepin some months back to help the speech and swallowing issues that are side effects of the two strokes in 2015. (Bihemispheric strokes often impair speech even for those of us lucky enough to be left-handed.)
I have spent more than a week trying to get the neurologist's office and the pharmacy to coordinate refilling it. It clearly helps the speech and to a lesser extent, the swallowing problem. My wife, daughter, and son-in-law all said it helped, but I was not convinced. Being off it for two weeks had persuaded me they were right.
Anyway, I finally did the long drive to the neurologist to get a paper copy of the prescription since emails and FAX machines were clearly the enemy. When we reached the office, the prescription had finally reached the pharmacy. When the receptionist asked what drug, she said not to say the name, but to write it down. At which point my wife muttered "Gub."
If you saw the greatest comedy Woody Allen ever made, Take the Money and Run, you know what scene this is
What Happened 2 will explore all the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the 2020 race, from Russian hackers and ignorant bigots to extraterrestrials and global warming.
Former deputy Peterson a no-show at Parkland shooting hearing [More]Why would we expect anything different from him than avoidance, sheltering in place and taking care of Number One?
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) says Florida's recount should go on beyond the Sunday deadline if needed, a reversal from 2006 when Schumer slammed Republicans for demanding a recount and argued conceding the election would be the "gentlemanly thing to do." [More]Yes. Inconsistency is a feature, not a bug.
Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed [More]Real hostage-taker mentality, that one...
Son says he shot his father, a former deputy, to protect himself and his mom ... Neighbors say there have been several run-ins involving that retired deputy, and some are not surprised by the violence. [More]I'd be curious to go back through his 30-year career to see if there were occasions when some people looked the other way...
Liberals, please instruct us: When is nationalism good and when is it bad? This is confusing. [More]It's meant to be.
Both bills require Senate approval before heading to Kasich’s desk. But if that happens, Kasich -- a Republican himself -- is likely to veto both measures: he vetoed a previous “heartbeat bill” in 2016, and earlier this year he vowed to block “stand your ground” legislation. [More]I don't believe there is anyone in politics I have more contempt for.
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) on Thursday will propose a package of legislation aimed at combating hate crimes and reining in white-supremacist violence... [More]Why wait for a conviction? If being singled out by SPLC is good enough for fusion centers and the media...
Soldiers Get Wireless Targeting to Shoot Around Corners, Hit Enemies Instantly - This system, called Rapid Target Acquisition, is slated to arrive in early 2019 [More]So at that point it will be "in common use at the time" by the military and thus, according to the clear intent of the Founders, available to "the whole people"?
I had occasion to review the status of the coming bump-fire stock rule today.
The basic lie about how bump-fire stocks operate is still there, naturally.
This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire automatically with a single function of the trigger, such that they are subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA).
But the real fun part is down in “Anticipated Costs and Benefits.”
It is anticipated that the rule will cost $129,222,483 million in the first year (the year with the highest costs).
ONE HUNDRED-TWENTY-NINE TRILLION, TWO HUNDRED-TWENTY-TWO BILLION, FOUR HUNDRED-EIGHTY-THREE MILLION EFFING DOLLARS.
Come “12/00/2018” these idiots are going to break the ba...
By Nathan Barton
My apologies to readers and friends, that I overlooked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Pogromnacht of 09 November 1938, just two days shy of 20 years after the end of the Great War, and one of the incidents in Germany leading up to the Second World War.
The Night of the Broken Glass, 09 November 1938.
The shock of this event is remembered to this day. Back in the 1980s, and still today, streets that had been the scene of vandalism and looting (seen above in an unknown city) were still recognizable, though no longer housing shops owned and operated by Jews, who are virtually nonexistent in Germany today.
It is happening more and more around the country, as cities find it hard to hire people for 911 centers. Reaching 911 in Indianapolis can take minutes, not seconds.
A mother calls 911 when her child collapses and starts to have a seizure. She gets a recorded message telling her not to hang up, her call will be answered.
“I just sat on hold waiting for someone to help me,” O’Conner said. “It seemed like an eternity. I was terrified. I thought I was going to lose my daughter.”
She waited 6 minutes for her call to be answered.
A lot of truly bad things can happen in 6 minutes. You should have a plan as to what to do. Whether that is CPR or defend yourself from a violent attack.
Politicians are shocked that people won’t work hard jobs for pittance, just because that’s what the city if offering. (911 dispatchers can earn more in neighboring counties than they can in Indianapolis.)
Here at TFB we very rarely write about Automobiles, but when we do they are probably the best Automobiles in the World – for our needs. When we covered luxury SUVs for hunting and fishing England had a clear win with their Bentley Benteyga. If hunting with Falcons is your thing, there can also only […]
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The Oldest (and seriously competing for Left-est) College Daily was outraged.
The Yale Police Department is investigating reports from Yale students who witnessed two masked people post racially provocative flyers on bulletin boards around Cross Campus on Tuesday night. …
Yale students took photos of the posters, removed them from the bulletin board, replaced them with messages of support for people of color and reported the incident to Yale student ...
Wombat, over at the Other McCain has offered up Early Afternoon With In The Mailbox: 11.15.18.
It starts out like this.
OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence In LA, also, National Pickle Day
Twitchy: You May Not Believe This, But Palm Beach County Just Messed Up The Machine Recount
Louder With Crowder: Monica Lewinsky Unloads On Bill Clinton, also, Rock Star Dave Grohl Surprises Firefighters Battling California Wildfires
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: 100 Years Ago Today, We Were A Nation, also, The Real Difference Between The Right And Left
And there’s more. Enjoy.
Salena Zito has an article out in the Washington Examiner that’s worth your time. The whole notion that “The Republicans have lost the suburbs” is way overstated. If that were true, the Dems blue wave would have materialized as they expected, rather than being a historically ho-hum midterm performance for the party out of power. But that’s not to say I think the Republicans are playing all the right moves. The Dems are doing a far better job of selling to wealthy suburbanites than the GOP is doing of selling to working class voters. What you’re seeing now is wealthy suburbs shifting hard for Democrats, while working class suburbs that have been traditionally democratic are shifting more slowly.
The GOP will find its home not necessarily just with blue collar workers: there’s whole classes of educated, middle-class voters out there who are working professional jobs, but aren’t rich enough to afford the wild redistributionist schemes of the progressive left. We are...
Colombian sculptor, Doris Salcedo, has unveiled her latest work – a monument to mark the end of the guerrilla war which has racked Colombia for just over 50 years. The unconventional peace monument, entitled Fragmentos (Fragments), uses the scrap metal reclaimed from the thousands of small arms handed over by FARC rebels following the peace treaty signed in […]
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St. George Arms has published a video where Charles St. George, the founder of the company and the designer of the Australian Leader Dynamics Model T2 MK 5 rifle, has announced that this rifle will be manufactured in the USA. Here is the announcement text (quoted from the company’s website) followed by the mentioned video. The Australian […]
A physical education teacher in Florida was punished for refusing to oversee a biologically female middle schooler who identifies as male potentially get undressed in the boys' locker room. The school, stunningly, allowed the female student to have access to the boys' locker room without so much as informing the male students who would be sharing the locker room with the girl or the students' parents.
According to a compliant letter from Liberty Counsel to Pasco County School District, the female student caught "boys (literally) with their pants down, causing them embarrassment and concern by the fact that they had been observed changing by an obvious girl," reports The Federalist.
Teachers and administrators were barred from speaking abou...
Okay, lots of fun stuff going on currently.
The eARC for House of Assassins is available now (see the last blog post for details) and the regular release (hard cover, eBook, and audio) will be in February. So maybe now people will quit giving Book 1 one star reviews on Amazon because “I’d abandoned the series” (ironically said review was posted while Book 2 was already available for preorder on that very website).
The anthology of sci-fi and fantasy themed noir stories Noir Fatale edited by me and Kacey Ezell was turned in last month, and will be coming out in 2019 also. I believe in August.
Monster Hunter Guardian, with Sarah Hoyt, is pretty much wrapped up and has been sent off to the Alpha Readers. It is awesome. It also has a 2019 release date. I think in October. Unless I flipped it and Noir Fatale. But it’s one of those.
I just finished a short story called Proxy War for Michael Z. Williamson’s next Freehold anthology. The anthology is about the occupation and resistance against the UN. In the original book, the...
Tucker Carlson Antifa Riot Hints Cuba’s Campaign to Export Mob Attacks Is Succeeding [More]How very Opposite Day "progressive," presenting old "ideas" as new. Here's the proven-in-practice playbook:
Will government taxpayers be forced to pay Tulsa woman who was framed by law enforcement? Judge to decide [More]There, I fixed it for ya.
NJ Bail Reform Strikes Again: Judge Frees Fair Lawn Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Face ...New Jersey's Bail Reform & Speedy Trial Act was designed to ensure that poor defendants charged with minor crimes don't stay locked up while large-scale drug dealers pay whatever amount of bail is necessary to free themselves. [More]How very "progressively" egalitarian!
Lawrence police officer who shot man asks judge to dismiss criminal charge [More]I can see where the guy snapped and resisted being officially assaulted, but you just can't -- not if you expect to live to fight another day at the time and place of your choosing. In this case, "Safety first!" means wear that seatbelt or we'll shoot you -- either intentionally or through stunning incompetence, none of which we should be held accountable for, because it's the law!
Ohio Mayor Leads Cities In Revolt Against Irresponsible Gun Companies - Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz says big cities should use their purse strings to pressure gun manufacturers into adopting responsible business practices. [More]Or the companies could just take the Barrett/Hornady position and tell this punk to...
Kansas man shoots self with ‘homemade’ gun, pleads guilty to weapon charge, prosecutor says [...
The family of a woman shot to death in a 2014 Overland Park hate crime has settled a lawsuit against Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the crime. [...
Kaitlin Clark is pretty special. She’s a member of Team Purple with Annette Evans on this season of Love at First Shot. Click here if you missed that post to catch up, but do you want to know what’s so amazing about Kaitlin? It starts with the backstory in our trailer… As I packed up for […]
I interrupt a blogging break for this breaking news.
It appears that the Department of Justice is about to ban bump stocks. I say about to because the Final Action is slated for the imaginary date of 12/00/2018. The new rule:
This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire automatically with a single function of the trigger, such that they are subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA). The rule will amend 27 CFR 447.11, 478.11, and 479.11 to clarify that bump-stock-type devices are machineguns as defined by the NFA and GCA because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy of...
The Times yesterday applauded the arrival of a new anti-Trump Legal Group founded by conservatives.
[M]ore than a dozen prominent conservative lawyers have joined together to sound a note of caution. They are urging their fellow conservatives to speak up about what they say are the Trump administration’s betrayals of bedrock legal norms.
“Conservative lawyers are not doing enough to protect constitutional principles that are being undermined by the statements and actions of this president,” said John B. Bellinger III, a top State Department and White House lawyer under President George W...
Some poster on Reddit came up with this makeover for Donald Trump.
In early 1861, after Lincoln’s election, a little girl famously wrote to him, telling him he’d look better with a beard. Old Abe responded by growing one, proving the little girl right.
Taking grooming advice from a member of the public was good for the first Republican president, and it’s bound to be even better for the most recent.
And since Oklahoma has a “Make My Day” law, this will likely be ruled justified. TPD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend who forced his way into her home.
The homeowner told officers her ex-boyfriend knocked on her front door. When she opened it, he pushed his way inside her house.
The woman told police he physically assaulted her, so she grabbed her pistol and shot him.
He is in a local hospital. He will have to answer some tough questions when the doctors are done with him.
Self-defense is a human-right.
Unless you have some interest and skill in mathematics, shooting high or low-angle precision rifle is going to be even more difficult. Just imagine all the countless variables, and then adding to the difficulty that the distance that you measure (via Milling or Laser Range Finder, for instance) to your target isn’t the one you’re […]
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Springfield Armory put everyone on notice when they finally introduced an XD(M) 10mm pistol this fall and they are likely to turn heads again with their most recent unveiling. Now available is a Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol chambered in 5.56 NATO featuring a billet lower receiver. This new AR-15 pistol carries over all of […]
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Anyone serious about building consensus on gun policy needs to be slower to judge and quicker to listen to those who disagree. I understand why gun-safety advocates might not want to listen to those who are skeptical of gun-safety laws. People are being killed in their places of worship and kids gunned down at school; this kind of crisis can make people feel they don’t have time for dialogue.
However, listening to those who are resistant to gun-control laws is more than just a sign of respect. Understanding what motivates people can help us come up with better solutions that are more likely to stick. Instead of focusing on what motivates us, we need to ask what motivates them. We don’t all need to take the same path to get to the same destination. We can get more people to the destination if we can find a path they’re willing to take.
November 14, 2018
Why we can’t agree on gun control
[Great advice! The truth cannot be learned if people do not listen. Listen to others on the condition they listen to you and then see where you bo...
The Saudi government is prosecuting the killers. 11/15/18 New York Times:
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul.
Speaking to reporters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a spokesman for the public prosecutor said that the 15-man team sent to confront Mr. Khashoggi had orders to return him to the kingdom, but after he resisted they decided on the spot to kill and dismember him.Some have suggested that this might have been an internal effort to embarrass an increasingly modernizing government (about to reach the 18th century). Their version suggests angry and incompetent.
11/14/18 Daily Wire reports on a Tampa cop fired after a woman he pulled over claimed a sexual assault:
The woman, according to Escobar, York’s attorney, refused a full medical exam and would not give blood and urine samples. She insisted, oddly, that they focus on her underwear and a tampon she was using at the time of the alleged incident. The tampon was never found.
A DNA swab of her underwear, taken from the front material, found York’s DNA. Normally this would be the nail in the coffin for someone accused — and at first it looked that way for York. But his attorneys argued that the DNA — known as touch DNA — could have gotten on her underwear some other way. You see, touch DNA refers to the skin cells one leaves on an object after they have touched it. York’s attorneys argued the woman rubbed her driver’s license (which York had touched during the traffic stop) on her underwear to transfer the DNA.Her story to investigating officers kept changing. Worse:
Except for the lack of screaming tantrums it’s a little like living with my ex. Laddie has a very strong sense of duty.
My duty, that is.
I’m only sort of complaining. I used to get annoyed with LB because he’d never tell me when he needed attention: He’d just stare fixedly at my back and shoot “need to pee” rays at me. Laddie is nowhere near that reticent. This morning he decided that was quite enough sitting around reading in the bedroom: Up, you sluggard! It’s time for food and walkies!
Green iguanas are not native to South Florida, so this bobcat is doing good by preying on a non-native species. [More]Specist!
Help the Democrats with their executive branch coup and leave the borders open. [More]
You know, in the spirit of bipartisanship...
It’s the holiday season, which usually means dinner parties, get-togethers, and new outfits. Yes, silky shirts, heels, skirts and dresses aren’t always conducive for concealed carry on your body. For some who carry everyday, this may mean switching to off body concealed carry, a viable alternative.
Sponsored by Gun Tote’n Mamas...
Members from the International Women’s Fishing Association met at the Islamorada Fishing Club Sunday, October 21st for their annual Islamorada Backcountry Tournament Captain’s meeting. Twenty-two women traveled from as far north as Wisconsin and some from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Islamorada. The three-day tournament format where 2 different anglers fish together per boat with different local Keys fishing guides each day. This year tournament director Kim Clement added a new Fly Division where ladies that entered could only fish Fly tackle. Six ladies entered in this division with 3 designated local fishing guides that specialized in Fly fishing. 869 fish were caught and released throughout the three-day event. Anglers could only count 5 per species for scoring so more fish were actually caught and released making it to be some great fishing in the Keys!
Are you looking for gifts for the prepper in your life? I know there are a few items on this list I would like to find under the tree. ~MC
Most preppers have so many things on their wishlist that it may seem like only those with a lot of spare money can manage it. Starting out, most of us have purchased cheaply made items, not realizing just how low-quality they really were. Imagine being in a severe emergency only to find that the gear in your bug out bag either breaks the first time you use it. That’s a nightmare scenario, for sure.
You don’t have to be a victim of cheap and poor quality survival gear and supplies — not when your life could depend on it!
We’ve combed through dozens of online products that we either use ourselves or have been recommended to us by others. Each of these prepper gifts is under $20, but the are still solid quality items, not cheap dime-store items.
These items are a solid foundation to get started and they make great gifts and, in some cases, stocking stuffers. They’re al...
Let’s play a little game, just between us physicians, shall we? Are you offended by the implication that you, as a lawful prescriber, are to blame for the opioid epidemic? Are you tired of the government telling you how you should practice medicine–all because of the actions of the criminal and the irresponsible? Are you […]
But then I always suspected that it was. Police: Deadly shooting at Atlanta park was self-defense.
“Based on the investigation, this case is being treated as a felon killed by private citizen (which essentially means self-defense),” police spokeswoman Lisa Bender said Wednesday in a statement.
The case will end up with the DA, but the cops are calling it self-defense. Which is a human-right. Apparently it is also your legal-right in Georgia. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
For this year’s Veteran’s Day t’s time for a new Limited Edition of Radian Weapons’ Raptor Charging Handle. It goes on sale on Monday the 12:th of November, and is called “The Pioneer”. Radian Weapons are planning to raise $20,000 for a charity called Duskin and Stephens with the proceeds. According to their homepage their […]
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Ugh this guy is still making music (if u EvEn WaNt To CaLL iT ThAt):
I remember when he first came out, everyone was like “OoooOOooO EdGy” because he said “nigga” and overtly rapped in that gravely voice about how many drugs he allegedly sold and how much dirt he did all while looking and talking like a TIER -20 piece of trash. Anyways, the novelty quickly wore off once every song and video was similar, and the shock value of the face tattoos wore off.
Is it even still edgy when white rappers or white people in general say “nigga” in 2018? I haven’t been keeping my ear to the streets regarding that lately.
Besides terrible music, the other crime being committed here by Stitches is wearing two different camouflage patterns.
figure how the whole mechanism went together, the guy rebuilding it will assemble the last piece and start messing with it...
What's the best spray for Old Ones?
In that place where Great Britain used to be. A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach by a crossbow. Her baby managed to survive.
Politicians are calling for regulating crossbows, because blaming the guy who killed her is so 20th Century.
Sana Muhammad was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo. He’s in custody.
Guns. Knives. Now Crossbows. Soon pipes, sticks, and cricket bats. What will they do when they discover you can kill people with your hands and feet?
David Yamane always seems to have some insight. Recent events indicate that cops could use some of the insight. It’s Not About the Shoothouse, It’s About Decision-Making with a Gun/
The line that forms the title to this post is about the fact that everyone in his class shot a picture of an under-cover police officer. It brought to mind the shooting in suburban Chicago, where a cop shot an armed security guard, and the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, where cops shot an armed homeowner in his own home. (The homeowner was hard of hearing, and couldn’t hear the cops. The only thing he pointed at them was a flashlight.) There are other examples of course.
Although clearing a structure with a rifle and a partner in search of a hostage in a terrorist bomb making facility is an unlikely scenario for me, I was easily able to substitute my own more realistic (even if also unlikely) scenarios as I reflected on my runs through the shoothouse. For example, I come home from a trip and find the door of my house kicked in and my wife i...
It was not enough for the Free Syrian Army to improvise small arms and remote control weapon stations, but they developed a number of modifications for vehicles as well. They have not only repaired damaged tanks and put them back in service, but they have also used pick-up trucks to which they mounted different types […]
Cold, breezy day today, and I was yearning for red beans. So, on the way home, I picked up the fixings. You can start with dried beans and those are great Belle is the master of dried red beans, but my recipe is quick and dirty. About an hour from the time you start until you're eating.
Lenders including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. , Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. are looking for ways to link up with databases at state departments of motor vehicles and other government offices to make sure potential customers are who they say they are. [More]I thought Eric Holder and Tom Perez said that was racist and disenfranchised minorities...?
Merritt, a Republican from Indianapolis, said the main goal of his proposal would be to require parents to keep guns secure and away from children. Merritt is proposing a bill that would require gun owners to keep guns out of reach of children inside the home. [More]What an idiot. This is the same douchebag who got his panties in a wad over Tannerite a few years back.
MICHAEL AVENATTI ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [More]And he seemed so well-adjusted...
"Given these weapons, like the crossbow, used to kill my constituent are readily for sale online, can I urge the Prime Minister to urgently and seriously look at expanding the Offensive Weapons Bill so that we can toughen the scope of the laws governing the sale, the possession and the use of these deadly weapons." [More]Because it would be utter madness to trust 21st Century subjects with 2,000+ year-old technology!
While one faction of American Jews, the noisesome lefty one, shouts about gun control, the quieter, religious one, is choosing self-defense over gun control, and preparing to face another attack. [More]How does the quieter one vote? Why must I ask?
Only the peons should have to follow the rules. (Maybe they’re more like guidelines.) Hollywood, amid fires and looters, finds its pro-gun side.
So some folks in Hollywood – who’ve been impacted by the fires – are deterring looters in the traditional way.
“PDC Posse,” a group of gun-toting men who’ve taken it upon themselves to defend properties affected — read: nearly destroyed — by the Woolsey Fire by warning, via a posted sign, “Looters will be shot on site! PDC Posse.” And maybe these guys were all pro-Second Amendment prior to the tragedies of fire ravaging their homes.
Funny how they don’t think self-defense should be available to the peons in Flyover Country.
Auto Ordnance Corporation (of the Kahr Firearms Group) has unveiled a NEW Thompson Case Hardened Tommy Gun chambered in the traditional .45 ACP with looks that could kill. The aesthetic, swirling-water appearance of case hardening that is most closely associated with revolvers looks right at home on the side of their newest Tommy Gun. This […]
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11/14/18 Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/us/drunk-man-drove-truck-into-courthouse-to-report-his-drugs-were-stolen
A man drive his truck into a courthouse while drunk to make sure police would take seriously his report that his drug paraphernalia had been stolen. Too stupid to stay out of jail, but probably not too stupid to reproduce ala Idiocracy.
posting has been the interrupted as I've found myself on the West coast. It will probably stay interrupted for a while longer.
And, I'm sure, somehow caused by Globular Wa- er, Climate Change.
As summer starts heating up, scientists just published the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. During the long, dark Antarctica winter temperatures dropped low enough to resemble other planets.
The temperature they measured? A stunning negative 144 degrees Fahrenheit (-97.8 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, just a few breaths of air would induce hemorrhaging in your lungs and quickly lead to death.
The temperature was recorded using satellite measurements in the middle of Antarctica during the depths of winter where the sun never rises. These findings, recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, are close to the theoretical coldest temperature Earth can get down to.
The 18th Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Noshpatu. I think this submission beat the whole “Space Force” announcement a few months ago so Noshpatu may have something. That said, anything with the Hera CQR is going to look science-fictiony. The drum actually looks pretty good with the build—normally it looks, shall […]
ESG Gunworks LLC is a Class 2 manufacturer formed in 2008 by three police officers. They are located in Texas and specialize in building AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles according to the customer’s needs. One of their customer brought in a rifle made by them, an ESG 5.56 mm where the customer had shot a […]
State law defines malicious harassment — a felony commonly referred to as a “hate crime” — as intentionally injuring, damaging property or threatening someone “because of his or her perception of the victim’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical or sensory handicap.”
In Seattle a misdemeanor malicious harassment law extends those protections to include gender identity, homelessness, marital status, political ideology, age and parental status.
Detective Beth Wareing investigates bias crimes for the Seattle Police Department and coordinates its response.
She said the department tracks three types of bias:
• Malicious harassment;
• Crimes that have a bias element, such as when hatred toward a pro...
A reporter from the New York Daily News asked some questions:
...Hi Clayton,Thanks so much for getting back to me, I hope your health progressively gets better!I’ll send over a few questions if that okay with you… I really want to capture the increased incident of police and armed black men. Activist seem to believe there is racism at the core of these incidents.1. What was your response to the shooting of Jemel Roberson two days ago?
The American College of Physicians is recommending solutions to what it says,"continues to be a public health crisis," and "Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nation's immediate attention." You would never know that murder rates are now below 1965 rates. To quote Snopes:
FBI statistics show, in fact, that the 2015 murder rate was among the lowest of the past 47 y...
Y’all remember when I posted a picture of the new bucket trap’s first confirmed kill…
See something wrong with that picture? I did not, and I was standing right there. I set up the bucket right next to that blue plastic tub deliberately, to give mice two routes to destruction. But when the first mouse rolled off to a watery grave it took a bit of revenge: It cau...
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was a ruthless criminal boss who ordered hits on his own loved ones and his weapons of choice included a diamond-encrusted pistol and a gold-plated AK-47, a court has heard. [More]Damned "lax American gun laws!"
But increasingly, government agencies, journalists, and the space community at large are recognizing that these narratives are born from racist, sexist ideologies that historically led to the subjugation and erasure of women and indigenous cultures, creating barriers that are still pervasive today. [More]It figures that deplorable lifeist Captain Kirk would pepetuate the hate with trigger words like "tame."
In my last entry here (found below this one for those who don’t come here regularly) I made a point: if we’re going to have mad dog killers shoot up bars because they’re sure they won’t draw return fire there, … Read more
It’s time to guess how many of Everytown Dances In the Blood’s “school shootings” are anything resembling actual school shootings.
Gerard van der Leun, now a refugee burned out of his home, with the loss of everything, by the fire that swept over Paradise, California, is in Chico and reports that the good people of that town are acting like real Americans.
Near closing time in the men’s Clothing Clearance Corner on the first floor of Penny’s at the Chico Mall, a young girl is replacing the piles of tossed clothing left by the numbed shoppers from Paradise frantic for cheap basic clothing. Some of them are camped in tents somewhere close by the mall; for how long nobody knows. But this young, quietly lovely girl is putting the Cloth...
It’s possible he was out due to “credit for time served,” but I would bet he was on parole. (Or it could be both.) Police: 1 man behind 2 carjackings, 3 burglaries, shooting in Nashville.
Stanton is a convicted burglar and car thief. He received a six-year prison sentence in July 2016. He had just gotten out of jail in August 2018.
Theft, carjacking, and a felon with a gun. Bets on whether the District Attorney turns him over to the feds for the federal gun-charge? (My bet would be no, since having the feds prosecute someone doesn’t help the DA get reelected.)
The Fallout Universe is one of my most favoritest things. It manages to be dark, sinister, gritty, and ultra-violent while at the same time maintaining a light and quirky sense of humor. If you have never played any of the games, you are really missing out. The Fallout series of games are set in an […]
A huge market opens as IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) update their rule books in January 2019. I would think the biggest new market is in the IPSC Handgun Competition, as two new divisions (that have been lurking on test) appear. They are IPSC Production Optics and IPSC Production Optics Light. I guess your first […]
If resistance to gun-control laws is based on guns, or the enjoyment of guns, rather than our inalienable right to life and the sovereignty of the people, if we are consistently perceived as concerned only that we be left undisturbed to enjoy target shooting, hunting or collecting fine firearms, if, in fact, that is all that we do care about the resistance by an angry few will likely prove futile, and we will lose — not secure — the right to keep and bear arms.
Nation of Cowards, The Line in the Sand, page 161
[This book should be required reading in school. And since it is not every gun owner must be strongly encouraged to read it.
I can open the book to any page and easily find something worthy of a QOTD. Sometimes there three or four QOTD are clearly available on a single page and even the titles of the essays alone can qualify as a QOTD. It is an amazing book.—Joe]
So, many of you saw that my state of Maryland killed a man over the red flag legislation.
That's what happens. Law is deadly force. Don't pass a law, legislators, unless you are fine with someone getting killed over it. And now someone, predictably, has.
One of 114 'warrants' served for this sort of thing. Someone goes "Hey so and so over there is kinda iffy, better take his guns away." One in 114 times that someone gets killed for it. So far. It's only been around for 40 days or so. Started being enforceable 1 October. That means more than one a day.
So, what does it take to get your doorbell rung at 6 AM?
Can Shannon Watts, who doesn't know me from Adam's off ox, read my Twitter and do "this guy likes that Sharp as a Marble's guitar tweets too much. Kinda scary. I better have the Maryland State police raid his house."
Can my libe...
In my quest to buy a Ferrari 488.
Exclusive poll: Most Democrats see Republicans as racist, sexist [More]Looks like the GOP respondents have some catching up to do.
"I think we have to be pragmatic here, we have to start someplace,” Evers said. “We’ve had young people all across the country, people in high schools, saying, ‘Enough is enough, the adults have to stand up and do something.'” [More]I guess Scott Walker's "pragmatism" wasn't enough.
[A]lthough they have not suffered physical violence during the caravan, they have been victims of verbal violence, as happened in their countries of origin. [More]Well then our duty is clear. We can't let the haters who abused them into this land of tolerance and diversity.
Houston police said an 18-year-old male was walking with a female, both of whom are students at Lamar High School, on Bammel Lane when the masked gunman walked up and started firing at the 18-year-old. After the victim fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and fired several more shots, police said. [More]If this doesn't justify disarming you and me I don't know what will.
Medina police believe potential active shooter situation at hospital was a hoax [More]Gee, what kind of sick f*** would call in something like that?
Our present revolution is more multifaceted. It is a war on the very Constitution of the United States that has not yet brought the Left its Holy Grail: a state-mandated equality of result overseen by an omnipotent and omniscient elite. [More]I don't know if I'd characterize it as a revolution so much as a rage-filled rebellion against reality.
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Here are a few free books that I think my readers might enjoy. Check these out:
The following blog is an excerpt from Something New for 102 by the National Park Foundation.
Yellowstone National Park (Jacob W Frank/NPS photo)
This year, celebrate the Nati...
As soon as the hubster said he wanted to go to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a class reunion at the “Blue Zoo,” aka Air Force Academy, I began making plans … not what to wear to class events, such as dinners and a football game, but how in the wide world of sports can we see the Olympic Training Center? Fortunately, The WON has a great relationship with the USA Shooting Team and its public relations folks. I reached out to Jessica Delos Reyes, associate director of media and public relations, and she invited us to visit her onsite at the US Olympic Training Center. And then, she invited us out to see the Nationals, being held at a range outside of the Springs, where the team’s shotgun athletes competed for points to secure a berth in the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
A photo will tell a lot more than a few words, so enjoy this gallery featuring our nation’s fine athletes, the team behind them and the wonderful facilities they use for training. As someone said to me, “No one here is going for the silver medal.”Olympic Training Center
The NRA’s response to the American College of Physicians trotting out its same old recommendations of infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Americans after the Thousand Oaks mass murder has ignited a social media firestorm. DRGO was asked for a comment on the matter by the Wall Street Journal, which predictably gave our voice […]
ran across this at Ace:
...I do not believe that this poor guy was shot because he was Black; I think he was shot because the cops were out of control and didn't use what little cognitive ability they may have. "Oh look! Guy with gun! Let's shoot him!" Four other people were shot, and it doesn't sound like the bad guy was the one firing, so that means the cops shot five people. Impressive!
The problem now is that "this business is already out of control." Policing in America is broken, and I see no rational solutions being suggested by anybody. BLM wants cops out of Black neighborhoods, and that is moronic beyond belief. Ignoring the fact that most Blacks are not insane...they want the police around...that will not fix the problem. And Whites are killed by cops at approximately the same rates as Blacks, so it's a fallacious argument anyway. But reflexive support for the police is a very shortsighted reaction too. All it does is embolden the crooked or arrogant or power-mad cops who are the lawbreakers, and reinforces the status quo, which is unacceptable.
Bowie Jane has a life story that sounds like a TV drama. For a while she was a lawyer by day (barrister actually, in the UK), and a DJ/singer at night. (Bowie Jane is not the name on her law-school diploma!) But the most recent info I can find on that is from 2013, so she may have put the law career on hold as the singing takes off, and she is in the US more.
I said bad things about S.W.A.T. but one thing they did get right is the music. Well, they got it right some of the time. (Even a busted clock is right once in awhile.) This is “Busted (S.W.A.T. Edit)” by Bowie Jane. Use that 2nd link if YouTube decides to freak out over the privacy extensions in your browser. You are using privacy extensions, aren’t you? (A little bit of House Music to start your day!)
Who would have thought it? Shooting of 59-year-old man in Austin ruled self-defense.
An investigation into a shooting that fatally wounded a man Sunday night during a domestic-related altercation in the Austin neighborhood has been closed after investigators determined it was committed in self-defense.
And that determination has been made at lightning speed.
Apparently it was a domestic violence thing.
Self-defense is a human-right, even in the People’s Republic of Illinois. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
Wombat is back on the job. Late Night With In The Mailbox: 11.12.18.
This begins like this.
OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Stan Lee RIP
Twitchy: There’s Something Really Dubious About This Surgeon Shaming The NRA With An Operating Room Selfie
Louder With Crowder: Dan Crenshaw Appears On SNL’s “Weekend Update” To Roast Pete Davidson
And much more.
Living Freedom Blog has Monday-Tuesday links.
Which starts out with the following.
- What if the placebo effect isn’t a trick?
- Hiding secret messages in fingerprints. Maybe somebody will find a use for it.
- How to farm during the zombie apocalypse.
- Sea-Tac hopes to become the second airport to let non-flyers meet and send off passengers at the gate, as they used to do in the days before TSA madness. Well, not quiiiite as they used to.
- From American Partisan: How to use encrypted USB memory sticks.
Real Life is going to intrude on my blogging a bit this week, and then of course next week is Thanksgiving.
While Karel Krnka and Georg Roth were in the process of developing the M1907 pistol, they diverted slightly to apply their patents to a fancy sporting semiauto rifle – the Model 1899. Produced and marketed by Haenel, the 1899 was a long recoil, rotating bolt design chambered for the German 8x45mm cartridge (approximately a 150 grain bullet at 1800 fps). The rifle was very expensive, selling for $150 around 1900-1905, ad this was probably the largest single reason why it failed to be commercial successful. At the same time, a very nice bolt action sporting rifle could be bought for $40-$50, and a brand new Winchester 1897 shotgun for $27. There is a question of whether the 1899 was the first commercial sporting semiauto rifle available, and unfortunately I don’t have the data to conclusively say. The patent dates are 1...
The new Dem house is going to make gun control a priority. Here are the stakes: next time the Dems control everything we’re getting gun control out the ass. A new and worse ban on “Assault Weapons” is almost a guarantee. And yes, this will give the GOP an excuse to take us for granted and not do anything for us.
We’re back on the defensive, folks. How do you people who laughed Bloomberg off feel now?
For those of you in Montana: have you lost your minds? We can’t afford a state like Montana having a guy like John Tester in the Senate. I can’t believe Montana has been californicated to that degree. You can do better. Now we have six years before we get another shot at him.
Everyone was cheering the meme that “The blue states are losing population! Worst thing ever for the Dems!” Yeah, maybe that would be true if they were leaving the country, but that’s not what’s happening. They are moving to other states and ruining those places too....
Whoever thought to do this at NRA deserves some credit for smart populism, getting people talking about the issue, and forcing their opponents to engage in a never-ending stream of elitism:
Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves. https://t.co/oCR3uiLtS7
— NRA (@NRA) November 7, 2018
The Department of Defense has announced the purchase of $177,214,218 worth of M4 carbines with orders split equally between Colt and FN America. The orders were made on behalf of the US Army’s Contracting Command. Sadly, no quantity is stated in the contract award notices, however, both are valued at $88,607,109. With a roughly estimated […]
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What WERE we THINKING???
Kamas Kid says:
Grainbelt was big up here. My Grandpa had a bunch of signs and paraphenalia with the logo on it when he owned a bar. I was watching an old football game on youtube the other day and they had a bunch of commercials for Schaefer Beer. I tried some once, and it wasn't for me. I remember my parents drinking PBR and Old Milwaukee when I was a kid.In early 1976 I moved to Fort Knox, KY to attend the basic course for armored officers. I remember Shaefer beer. It was available at the Class 6 store for $16.00 a keg. Shaefer was the beer that was served at company parties.I have helped to float several kegs of Shaefer beer. One beer that I always thought tasted like stale horse-piss was Blatz (the fire-brewed beer). But, my father-in-law, a Cajun, came up to visit us ad fell in love with it. He took a couple of cases home and insisted that I bring it to him when I came home on leave. I never understood his affection for that beer.
The link below describes a Real American Hero.
On this month of Honor to Veterans, perhaps we need to remember what a Real Hero looks like:
H/T: Irons in the Fire: People who have to pad their testicles:
In the history of the U.S. Navy only seven men have earned all of the “Big Three” valor awards: Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Silver Star Medal. Six were World War II officers, including one aviator and four submarine commanders. The seventh was enlisted sailor James Elliott “Willy” Williams in Vietnam.
My backup generator has a battery that needs replacing soon. The battery in there is an Interstate Batteries mt-26, 525 CCA, 655 CA. I would prefer ordering from Amazon. I know CCA indicates how many amps it can deliver for 30 seconds at 0 degrees F. That's the only relevant number, right? Amazon does not to list CCA!
show up and kill the good guy.
And, just as the cherry on this rancid cake,
According to WLS-TV, four other people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds in the encounter, although it was not immediately clear whether these gunshot wounds were caused by the shooter or by the police response.
Jemel Roberson, I can at least hope that the stupid, incompetent bastard pays some kind of price for murdering you.
Back in November we reported that the Norwegian police service was looking for a new service pistol. SIG SAUER have now announced that they have won the tender and will provide Norwegian officers with the P320 X-Series. The SIG will replace Norway current service pistol the Heckler & Koch P30 for some units and organisations […]
The post ...
SIG Sauer has introduced the .177 caliber CO2 powered airgun replica of the M17 pistol. The M17 Air Pistol is externally identical to the US Military’s new handgun both in terms of dimensions and color. The company has also designed this airgun to feel like the M17 by making it with a polymer frame, metal […]
“The axle definitely, the steering linkage probably, then tell me what you’ve already cost me and we’ll see what we can do about the engine.”
Neighbor L is going to the big town about 50 miles away on Thursday to get her kneecap screwed and wired back together. D wanted to make sure I’d be available to feed horses, and I said sure, no problem.
“I’ll have to walk, though.” That’s when I told him, when we got together to go to town this morning, that I had the part I’d been waiting for and needed to take the Jeep to the shop. Walking to his place is no problem, I used to do it for pleasure, but the round trip is a pretty good hike.
“Can you drive a stick?”
“Sure I can drive a stick. Why?”
In Chicago, a good guy with a gun stopped a shooting. When the police arrived, they shot the good guy.
And so much more. Officially, the short title for this mess is “3–D Firearms Prohibitions Act,” but I stand by my version.
(a) Banned hazardous products.—Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5)(E)), the following shall be considered banned hazardous products under section 8 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2057):
(1) A firearm receiver casting or firearm receiver blank or unfinished handgun frame that—
(A) at the point of sale does not meet the definition of a firearm in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code; and
(B) after purchase by a consumer, can be completed by the consumer to the point at which such casting or blank functions as a firearm frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault weapon or machinegun or the frame of a handgun.
(2) An assault weapon parts kit.
(3) A machinegun parts kit.
That’s pretty straightforward. Note that it isn’t limited to 80% receivers. It’s any blank or casting, before any machining.
But this is...
What is a concealed carry badge and do you need one? That’s a good question and one that I’ve been asked a lot since starting this site and to make a long answer short – no you don’t need a concealed carry badge, however, there are pros and cons to both sides of the argument and I’ll talk about both ...
Argentine authorities have just busted what appeared to be a large-scale scheme of illegally importing and exporting firearms. The recent (November 3) action primarily involved the local GNA – Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina (the nationwide, military-organized security agency), while the PFA – Policia Federal Argentina and the DGA – Dirección General de Aduanas (the customs agency) […]
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Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer I remember well. It was the brew of choice for my old friend Junior and he always had a six pack in his fridge. I understand that nowadays it's a hipster beer (and one of the low-end bargain beers. But, it had a following, but now it's in a lawsuit with MillerCoors over production capacity. It seems that MillerCoors is brewing Pabst beer.
MILWAUKEE — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers.I know that nowadays it is fashionable to get into partnerships or for a strong company to buy a competitor outright, but it seems to me that if you're a major player, it's not a good idea to let a competitor control your production capacity.
I'm a cat person; have been for 35-ish years. I seem to have a knack for getting most of mine to some seriously ripe old ages. We had to have Ethyl, a little spitfire of a cat, euthanized about 14 months ago at the age of 19 because of kidney failure.
Ethyl was pretty obvious-she stopped eating and couldn't move about, even to get to a litter box in the same room. We knew she was suffering from the disease, but we were doing as much as she would allow to support her. And then she just crashed, and the blood test said "Time, please". As we always do, we brought her home and she's buried with 2 others (Ricky and Fred) off to one side of the back yard.
We're facing this again with our 15 year old Thing. Thing has always been small, particular and a picky eater. She is also a train wreck, one that started in 2012 with a diagnoses of Idiopathic Vestibular Disease. With the help of good veterinary care, we got her past that, but it has poked its head up a time or three since.
For the last 3-4 years, blood tests showed her liver unde...
Chances are her father having been an underworld killer with multiple hits under his belt had an influence. [More]Unfortunately, the “bright spots” in the darkness that counted most were only coming from one source.
Federal Judge Amy Totenberg stopped the certification of Georgia's election results, effectively taking over as secretary of state of Georgia. She's an Obama appointee and her sister is Nina Totenberg, the NPR reporter who tried to derail Justice Clarence Thomas's confirmation. [More]It is a big club. But no, you're still not in it.
There was nobody more essential to carrying out the promises that Trump made to voters than Jeff Sessions ... And Jeff Sessions has spent a lifetime documenting how unchecked, mass, low-skilled immigration destroys the social fabric of this country. [More]So how did hanging Trump out to dry help?
What I Learned About Gun Owners By Becoming One Myself [More]Apparently not very much if you think "You can’t change anybody’s behavior by threatening them with violence" and " I don’t believe that anybody’s life is more valuable than my own. So I don’t give myself the option of even going near that gun as a way of communication."
We, the undersigned, ask that you contribute today to this pro bono GoFundMe effort to help five time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson finance her landmark lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the spying on her computers after she reported honestly but negatively about the federal government and the past presidential administration. [More]What does what happened to her and the need for individuals to do this tell us about the state of "journalism" as practiced by the DSM?
Witnesses say Roberson was wearing his uniform, including a hat emblazoned with the word "security," and was holding a firearm he was licensed to carry ... "Everybody was screaming out 'Security!' " Harris told WGN. "And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him." [More]Oops.
Author Gary Kleck debated former Brady Center CEO Paul Helmke about gun laws and self defense at a Soho Forum in New York City. Topics included background checks, printing 3D guns, arming school officials, and large capacity magazine clip bans. [Watch]I'd mentioned it earlier.
I’ve posted about Emily Valentine of Style Me Tactical this summer in a favorites post. Now you get to learn even more about this tacti-fashion blogger for Season 5 of Love at First Shot! Emily is the amateur member of the Team Green and she’s paired with the talented Cheyenne Dalton (a.k.a. my daughter’s shooting hero). Amateur Spotlight: Emily […]
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.
Schrombo from Germany continues to deliver another interesting project, this time in 300 Blackout. This project is also an example of how diffe...
In a video posted on the Popular Front Instagram page, a man completely disabled from the neck down is seen shooting an AR15-patterned rifle from a mobile rest. Patrick Bronte was disabled when he was 16 years old in a tragic accident but has continued his involvement in the shooting sports by improvising, adapting, and […]
During one of the recently ended Rock Island online auctions, there was a rather unique consigned firearm which RIAC also published a video about. This unusual Remington rifle was designed to be used in slaughterhouses. Such guns are known to exist in many variations, however, the Remington Stun Safe is quite interesting in terms of the amount […]
The major gun safety groups like Brady have done very little to promote a technology approach. … This we “believe” is because of a small group of naïve well-heeled idealists on the left don’t want a safer gun to be the solution to gun violence. The idealists on the left, who supported the New Jersey mandate, and right have prevented a pragmatic solution for a long time.
October 31, 2018
A Former Remington Exec Takes On A Challenge: Building A Smart Gun That Can’t Be Hacked
[I don’t think I would be likely to purchase a “smart gun”. I don’t think they will be an good solution to most, or even many, firearms needs and should never be mandated. But I do have a sense of loss that the technology has been indirectly prevented because of crazy politics.
Fascitelli has been president of Washington Ceasefire and I don’t think I have ever said anything nice about him in public before. And that goes back at lea...
“From ‘The worldwide leader in news’ to ‘This is CNN,’ our taglines have always reflected the core essence of...
Like your Ferrari, a halfway decent 1911 needs oil. Some of them fancy modern plastic jobs can and do run like a hippy from soap with nothing at all in the lube department.
But what say it's the Zombacalypse and you are fresh out of FP-10 Shooters Choice. And you like to apply the usual 3 drops, every day, before turning in after a hot and dusty work filled day.
What can you use if you are out of branded gun-erl?
I wouldn't hesitate to use 3-in-1 oil. Or Singer sewing machine oil.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz
It’s been a week since election day. I’m glad you survived.
In the last couple decades the gun industry has experienced periods of tim...
We headed over to 1781 Brewery on Sunday afternoon. I was interested in trying the Dunkelweizen I had seen mentioned on their Facebook page. After getting my beer I also checked out the humidor in the brewery picked up a Crowned Heads Le Carema cigar to enjoy as well.
Christine Corkell is a Syren ProStaffer who shoots a Syren Tempio Over/Under 12 gauge and also, a Syren L4S 12 gauge semi-automatic. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has been competing in Sporting Clays since 2008 and in Master Class since the fall of 2016, the highest level available in Sporting Clays. She can often be found with her friendly champagne lab, Savannah, and husband, Charlie, at competitions on the Eastern Shore and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Unfortunately, she has been having issues with her eyes and has not been able to shoot since June of 2018, so I asked her some questions about her eye problems and what, if any, solutions she has to continue her shooting in 2019. She’s in her mid-50s and wants other ladies (or men) to know what to do if they experience the same symptoms.
So, I have an unusual habit when I'm on the road for gun school.
In the hotel room I leave the TV turned on to one of the cable news channels with the volume down at a level where it's audible but non-intrusive. I leave it on while I'm writing or working in Photoshop or reading, and I'll leave it on while I'm sleeping.
Originally I used CNN or CNN Headline News, and it was ostensibly because I wanted to keep tabs on current events while I was on the road.
At some point a few years ago, I started alternating channels on alternating nights: MSNBC Friday night, Fox News on Saturday night, then back to MSNBC, lather, rinse, repeat.
Both networks, of course, shed all pretense of objectivity years ago and now deliver the news with a naked partisan slant: infotainment, or perhaps current events presented as professional wrestling spectacle.
What's interesting is how far they've diverged; it's to the point where it's like I'm getting news reports from parallel universes.
Which is what made this headline funny:
Our nation just witnessed two California tragedies, back-to-back: The mass killing of a dozen party goers at the Borderline country bar, and the Camp Wildfire rapidly marching toward three dozen deaths with hundreds missing. I’m experiencing a double dose of frustration because I am at a loss to conceive of a solution that guarantees against […]
but the physical damage very often doesn't hit the asshats behind the screwing.
Example: power company wants to clear trees near power lines that are/can be a threat. Response from idiots:
Some members of the Save the American River Association and the American River Parkway Coalition and others are fighting to stop PG&E from cutting down what they estimate could be 100 cottonwood and oak trees near a major electricity transmission line that runs through the parkway near Discovery Park.
“We do not think that process and planning should be thrown to the wind in a panic over the global problem of dealing with wildfires in California,” the river association’s Betsy Weiland said. “What is the real fire risk here?”
In the current fires, more than 40 dead, huge damage, and the enviroweenies are bitching- again- about doing ANYTHING to help in the future other than getting rid of people.
Also, asshats, your fires are not a 'global problem', other than idiots like you around the globe effing things up.
During the first six months of the year, police recorded 39,332 knife crime offenses -- a 12 percent increase over last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Other violent crimes, including murder and robbery, also increased by double-digit percentages.
The true tally of knife crimes is likely even higher than ONS' figure, given Greater Manchester Police data was excluded by ONS because a review of its figures found they undercounting offenses. If those figures were included, the total of knife or sharp instrument offenses across the U.K. would climb to 41,884.
I'm sure someone will inform us that this isn't that bad because 'at least they aren't using guns!'
And, gee, I wonder why they were undercounting? And doesn't that sound familiar...
He's suing the school and the female.
A former student who was expelled for sexual misconduct just four days before graduating is suing the University of Chicago for allegedly violating his due process rights.
That the accused student, "John Doe," has chosen to sue his accuser, "Jane Roe," is indicative of the serious, malicious actions he ascribes to her. According to Doe's lawsuit, their relationship was entirely consensual, and Roe did not dispute that. After they broke up, they continued to have sex, and those encounters were all consensual as well. Roe did not allege wrongdoing until her friends—to whom she had trash-talked Doe, and promised to stop seeing her ex—discovered she was still sleeping with him. She then claimed Doe had engaged in nonconsensual sex with her after she had passed out.
I’m wondering if Trump will feel complimented, or if he’ll sue the pants off them for brand infringment.
It was supposed to keep “low-level” criminals out of jail if they can’t afford bail. It wasn’t supposed to free murderers. NJ Bail Reform Strikes Again: Judge Frees Fair Lawn Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Face.
Police were shocked to learn that a Fair Lawn woman charged with attempted murder after authorities said she shot a man in the face was released from jail over the weekend.
Not sure this is what the law intended, or maybe it is just poorly written. But is this a good idea?
In the words of Second City Cop (on Chicago’s situation)…
Welcome to the world of Zero Consequences. We hope you enjoy your stay at Ground Zero.
The MSM is Screaming about this story. I found one article that has his off-duty status listed in the headline. This isn’t it. Texas firefighter shot to death during fight after party. Though they at least note that he was off-duty in the first paragraph.
Investigators say a Houston-area homeowner has fatally shot an off-duty firefighter after both attended a party and later got into a physical fight.
Several other stories only get to the “off-duty” fact about halfway, or more, through the story. The only good explanation is that the MSM is trying to paint this as an attack on a firefighter doing his job. It isn’t. (They just can’t stand the idea that a state actor might be answerable to an average citizen for his actions, even while off-duty.)
It’s worse. This off-duty-firefighter-otherwise-known-as-a-Private-Citizen went to someone else’s home – someone he had a disagreement with earlier – apparently with the intent of continuing the disagreement. Things did...
Who wants to take bets on which side of the political spectrum suddenly is not interested in science? Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows.
In the biggest ever study examining differences between the sexes, scientists have concluded that women really are more empathetic while men are more analytical and logical.
Most of that article is behind a pay wall, and like all elements of the Mainstream Media – even the part that isn’t to the Left of Chairman Mao – the are interested in clicks, and sales, and revenue. So it is a little provocative. (But they got me to click!) An article that is not behind a paywall, is perhaps not so over-the-top. Largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits.
The Empathizing-Systemizing theory predicts that women, on average, will score higher than men on tests of empathy, the ability to recognize what anot...
When the USMC adopted the M1 Garand in 1942, they decided they would like to have a new semiautomatic training rifle in .22 rimfire to go along with it. Eugene Reising, working for Harrington & Richardson, promptly produced a semiauto .22 LR version of his military submachine gun to fulfill that role, designated the Model 65. This rifle had a stock and barrel sized to duplicate the handling of the M1, and a nice aperture sight as well. By 1945, between 6,000 and 10,000 had been sold to the military, and total sales would reach about 18,500. After the war, H&R attempted to make the rifle more popular on the commercial market as the Leatherneck, Model 150, and Model 151, but sales were tepid.
In 1958, the USMC contracted for another quantity of the rifles, as they were adopting the M14 at that time. Several minor chan...
In today’s Photos we can see the anti-tank missile of the FGM-148 Javelin being fired in various situations. The system is man-portable and Made in the USA. The user can take cover once the missile has been fired, as the system uses an automatic infrared guidance system instead of a wire-guidance. The Javelin’s HEAT warhead strikes […]
In the first part of the article, I talked about some general advantages of red dot sights on an AK. I am sure they are obvious for seasoned shooters, but less experienced gun owners might find them useful. In the second part, I want to talk about some of the common problems, available mounting solutions and […]
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