Sunday, 19 August


In case you need a reminder

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 08:41, Sunday, 19 August

Yesterday there was a "Liberty or Death" rally in Seattle, organized by Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer. During this rally those groups were attacked by Leftist protesters and a number of folks were left injured.

Fortunately, this wasn't in Portland and the Seattle PD moved quickly to stop the fighting.

Arguments about the wisdom, or lack thereof. in attending these events aside, I hope you can see past the irony here and realize that the Left has made their choice when it comes to "Liberty or Death", at least when it comes to the Right/Conservatives/label of your choice.

They've chosen "Death".

This shouldn't surprise you, given the track record of leftist movements and governments throughout history.

If you haven't getting ready for a civil war, you're behind the curve. Time to catch up.

Oral Rehydration -- a PSA

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 10:19, Sunday, 19 August

Hopefully, news you can't, and never will need, to use.

So while we were at the emergency communications team meeting the other night discussing Go Kits and Bug Out Bags, one of the members offered some real world observations about first aid kits, to wit, based on the "historical re-enactment" his church did for the youth group -- he's LDS, so I'm assuming he was talking about a Pioneer Trek. (The reason I know about it is that I recalled Howard "Schlock Mercenary" Taylor commented once that he was told not to call it Oregon Trail LARPing...) He was observing that the first aid kit needed blister care supplies, because kids today will get blisters if they have to walk more than a mile, since they are not used to that, and they probably have stylish, not functional, socks. (And their shoes are probably suspect, too.)

Then he made an offhand remark about how simply drinking water is not enough, you need to replace electrolytes, as well.

And that made me remember reading in one of P.J. O'Rourke's books -- ...


I think expanded police forces and police technology, subject to civilian control, will be sufficient to do any necessary killing of citizens who are needed to be killed.

Rob Shattuck @RobShattuckAL06
Candidate for U.S. Congress
Alabama 6th District
Tweeted on August 17, 2018
[The background for this is a gun control thread:

There are many laws banning or restricting items for which there is a market. It is true such laws can have limited or no success (e.g., Prohibition, unlawful drugs, child pornography). I don’t think society is ready to give up trying to impose restrictions. #alpolitics

Rob Shattuck‏ @RobShattuckAL06 Aug 16

And none of those three things are protected by the Constitution. This time you are targeting a specific class of items that is protected by the Constitution. There is a big difference.

It’s the end of the World as we know it…again‏ @AntCar0123 ...

Liberals and Free Speech

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:01, Sunday, 19 August

Kevin D. Williamson puts the hundreds of newspaper editorials recently deploring Donald Trump’s criticisms of the establishment media into proper perspective.

If we want a culture of open and robust discourse, then we do not want a culture in which Brendan Eich is driven from his job for having an unpopular view on gay marriage. If we want a culture of open and robust discourse, then we do not want a culture in which there is an organized-campaign-style effort to have journalists dismissed from their positions for holding unpopular views, or a boycott every time the New Yor...

Turin, Then and Now

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:44, Sunday, 19 August

Turin, Piazza San Carlo: Giovanni Michele Graneri, Market at Piazza San Carlo, 1752, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Torino above Photograph 2017. (Click on image for larger version.)



Hi-Point Firearms PistolMagazine, Redball Sports, 45 ACP, 20 Round Capacity, Fits Hi-Point Carbine 4595TS, Black Finish CLP
[Will Not Ship to Democrat-controlled hellholes like CA CO CT HI MA MD NJ NY VT]


Craig Chaquico - Sacred Ground

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:53, Sunday, 19 August

This is a bit of an unusual choice for Sunday composer.  Craig Chaquico is a guitarist and member of the band Jefferson Starship.  While this music isn't exactly classical, but it is nice music for a Sunday morning.

'Punching up' my ass;

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:39, Sunday, 19 August

it's "Trash anybody we're mad at, and call anyone who objects a racist/misogynist/whatever club may work best."
Every time she viciously insulted an author or a fellow community member, she framed it as bravely speaking out against racism and other injustices. No matter what anyone said, Winterfox found a way to twist it into them being a racist pig and herself being the only one standing up for what’s right. If she could not immediately find anything in a person’s comments to twist and misconstrue, she would simply accuse them of being white. If they responded that they were not white, she would accuse them of being mixed race or no longer living in the country of their ancestors. Only she was an authentic person of color, and only she could judge what was racist and what was not…. 
And the moderators?  Chickenshits all.
The mods … were worried that by telling Winterfox she couldn’t do this stuff anymore, they would be silencing a person of color who had a right to be an...

Link Roundups For Your Sunday Reading

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:43, Sunday, 19 August

Some link roundups, and a few of the links featured in each case.

First up, Claire Wolfe’s Living Freedom blog: Weekend links

  • A judge knocks the latest Bloombergian nonsense off the Washington state ballot. Our own Comrade X had something to do with this. And the billionaire victim disarmers hoisted themselves on their own petard (i.e. their sheer incompetence).
  • Georgia cop tasers an 87-year-old grandma who was cutting dandelions. His department defends him, ’cause you know, an old lady with a knife has a “capacity” for attacking a cop, even if she isn’t.
  • Another one bites the dust. Shopify not only gun-related retailers, but also any lingering commitment to free speech.

Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup from Pirate’s Cove.

  • Vlad Tepes covers Trudeau having a woman arrested for asking questions
  • Powerline discusses the Left outsourcing censorship
  • The Right Scoop covers a judge denying CNN’s jury doxxing attempt
  • Moonbattery...

More On a Teenager Defending Her Mother

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Sunday, 19 August

There is more information on a self-defense shooting from a few days ago. Teen fatally shoots mother’s abusive boyfriend, will not be charged.

Specifically, about who trained her in shooting, before he died, and more information about the gun used has come to light.

The children’s late father had taught the girl and her siblings how to shoot and safely handle guns, allowing her to effectively use the single-action Colt .45-caliber revolver that had to be cocked between shots, said District Attorney Ted Bell.

As someone said, “Well done dad!”

“It was absolutely clear that the mom’s life was in jeopardy, as well as potentially the children, and so in that situation we absolutely support the right of somebody to defend themselves and others with deadly force,” [Bell] said. “I commend the 15-year-old for doing a very difficult thing by saving her mom’s and siblings’ lives and showing an amazing amount of maturity.”

The previous posting on this incident can be found at ...

RIA’s catalog pages for these revolvers:
WG Model of 1889
WG Army Model
WG Target Model

The Webley company used the “WG” (Webley Government) nomenclature in its literature starting in 1883, but the first revolver actually market as such was the WG Model of 1889. These revolvers were made primarily for the military market, as officers were responsible for supplying their own sidearms in the British military until 1915. The WG was a full size service revolver in .455 caliber (accepting a wide variety of .45 inch British cartridges, including the .450, .455, .476, Enfield Mk II, and Enfield MkIII). A series of refinements would be made to the des...


What does this mean?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 02:00, Sunday, 19 August

I can think of two possible explanations that make grammatical and logical sense:

1. London Mayor Sadiq Khan believes Londoners are so comically inept that they cannot keep a knife in their possession without fatally harming themselves, or…

2. “If my goons catch you with a knife, they’re likely to ‘fear for their lives’ and kill you right there.”

Can’t decide which he was going for.

Hatfield's has a metal finishing class coming.  And I have a scratched up stainless project that could use some help. 


Saturday, 18 August


Here.  Unlike Donohue, he gets it, and speaks uncompromisingly for the clergy to follow their duties to chaste lives, and to make no excuses for homosexuality.

It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy....

Peak State Fair

by Tam in View From The Porch at 19:10, Saturday, 18 August

This kid swarming up onto the tractor just made my day.
Peak State Fair, right there.#IndianaStateFair
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 19, 2018

The Smallest Minority needs our help!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:04, Saturday, 18 August

Kevin Baker, author of the blog The Smallest Minority, has had a serious health issue pop up that has him in the hospital and unable to work. His loved ones have set up a GoFundMe to help defray some of the costs since he's exceeded his paid sick time already. I've already kicked in a few bucks.

Please help him if you can. He's a good dude.

It's been a long past few days,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:24, Saturday, 18 August

the last three being especially busy.  Despite all that, I have managed to dig around and get some new information in.  Have at it.


What sort of people DO they want?

by Carteach in Carteach0 at 16:33, Saturday, 18 August

I've come up against one of those venues that (sadly, not bright enough to tell people in advance)  does not wish to have CCW folks frequent their commercial business.  That started me thinking, yet again. So.... you don't want people with a Concealed Carry Permit within your venue?  Lets decipher what that really means. To get a CCW in my county, where roughly 10% percent of the citizens have

SGammo is saleing....

by Carteach in Carteach0 at 15:26, Saturday, 18 August

A quick note.  SGammo, good folks and honest ammo dealers, are having a sale on IMI ammunition. Hunt around their site a bit... lots of good sales just now.

8/17/18 USA Today:

Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans, new poll finds
How long before white progressives decide blacks aren't smart enough to vote?
"I think expanded ownership of arms, and the availability of a backhoe, will be sufficient to deal with tyrant wannabes like you.  And the asshats who'd follow your orders."

On Religion, War, Politics and other things which don't keep your belly full and your mind peaceful.

(In other words, stuff that isn't all that important!)

While I am far from being an admirer of ANY member of the Clinton family, I have to admit that I agree with The Hillary-beast today, for the first time.  Ever.
 A young girl declined to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag.   Some folks got their panties in a bind over that.  Hillary said (in essence):   "That's okay, you go girl!". 
I say, "that works for me".
(SCROLL to the bottom of the page for the quote.)

IN MY OPINION ... the Pledge of Allegiance is an entirely personal OATH which has been turned into an obligatory rote action by nothing more persuasive than habit and social pressure.  That I choose to recite it means that I ...


8/17/18 Politico:

Paul Manafort's trial will stretch into a fourth week, as jurors headed home Friday without reaching a verdict for the second straight day and the judge overseeing the case alluded to "threats" the jury may be receiving.
“I had no idea this case would incite this emotion,” U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III said in an open court hearing, responding to a motion from seven news organizations, including POLITICO, seeking access to sealed materials related to the trial that would have publicly identified the jurors.

Ellis denied the motion, telling the courtroom that jurors were "scared” and “afraid.” As a result, Ellis said, he didn’t “feel right” releasing the names of the 12-person jury.
Incite this emotion?  The Swamp will do whatever it can to engage in coup d'etat. ...

What do you mix dog kibble with?

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 11:22, Saturday, 18 August

Until yesterday afternoon I had begun to grow concerned about Laddie’s health. Turns out it was a failure to communicate.

The first evening after he moved in, I put some kibble in his bowl expecting him to hit it. He sniffed it and walked away. Two or three days later it was still there. He ate biscuits and scraps cheerfully – indeed, with increasing hunger – but that bowl of dry food just sat there. He seemed prepared to wait.

Clearly something wasn’t up to his standards. J&B gave me half a sack of dry food, so probably Laddie had had a hand in eating the other half. He’s not skinny, indeed he could stand to lose a pound or two. Should have asked for more detailed instructions, I guess.

Last night I was up in the pantry working on my own dinner, and came back down with a can of vienna sausages. Don’t care for them much myself, mostly I cut them up in s...

1913 Avery tractor

by Tam in View From The Porch at 10:52, Saturday, 18 August

I find this tractor mechanically intriguing, especially because everything about it is out where you can see it. Shot with Sony a7 II and 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 lens.

This is usually under a tent awning in the middle of the tractor park, and is a dark object, so it's usually been tricky to shoot. In 2014 it was parked under the sky, however.


So much ado about nothing. People have been making guns since the founding of our nation. As far as these files go, they are already out there and anyone can get them. Criminals don’t make crappy ass plastic guns, they simply buy quality firearms from the black market or steal them. More political grandstanding by Ferguson to make his sheep feel safe. The only way you’ll ever be safe is if you take some personal responsibility and learn self defense by the method of your choosing (martial arts, knife, firearms or all the above). Practice self awareness and get training. The police and government are under no legal obligation to protect you. Stop being a victim and take control of your life.

Mark Brockway
August 16, 2018
Comment to Seattle judge blocks publication of 3D-printed gun design
[I would like to make a minor correction. People were making guns long before the fo...

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights:

How many of the 300 were probably guilty? Maybe half. My reasoning? The 2004 report by the John Jay College for Criminal Justice found that 4 percent of priests nationwide had a credible accusation made against them between 1950-2002. That is the figure everyone quotes. But the report also notes that roughly half that number were substantiated. If that is a reliable measure, the 300 figure drops to around 150.
Of course, substantiated means going back over accusations made in the 1950s, where many of the witnesses, victims, and abusers, were dead.
Myth: The grand jury report was initiated to make the guilty pay.
Fact: False. It has nothing to do with punishing the guilty. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh "Salacious" Shapiro admitted on August 14 that "Almost every instance of child abuse (the grand jury) found was too old to be prosecuted." He's right. But he knew that from the get-go, so why did ...

You’re asking to get hurt.


Question, though: Why did you have to “go to the mountains” to “train” to “punch nazis?” Couldn’t you have done that in your mom’s basement?

Either way, good luck with that. I suggest you study some Nancy Pelosi videos or something, so you can at least learn to make a decent fist. (snicker) Yeah, I pity the nazi fool who stands in your way.

er, they have guns, you know…

GQ links a series of robberies of Chinese art from European museums with auction records for similar objects broken recently by Chinese billionaires bent on repatriating objects looted from China in the 19th Century, and wonders aloud if the burglaries were ordered by the Chinese Government or one of the billionaires?

The patterns of the heists were evident only later, but their audacity was clear from the start. The spree began in Stockholm in 2010, with cars burning in the streets on a foggy summer evening. The fires had been lit as a distraction, a ploy to lure the attention of ...

Today’s New Additions: 8/18/2018

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 06:50, Saturday, 18 August



Mission First Tactical 10PM556BAG-BL Rifle Magazine, 223 Rem/556NATO, 10 Round, Black Polymer


The same people who will go to the polls swayed by the propaganda have no clue they’re being manipulated. “Democracy” really does rely on the forehead-slapping level of ignorance we laugh at in Mark Dice videos. [More]
Will this be the decider?

Tom Jones - It'll Be Me

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:15, Saturday, 18 August

One of the things I love about Country music is that it's been around so long that you find some really unexpected things when you look around.  Like a boy from coal country in Wales  who became a huge heart throb star in the 1960s and then took a detour into Country music with his 1982 album Country.

Tom Jones is known for his earlier hits like It's Not Unusual.  In a sense, his version of Jerry Lee Lewis' It'll Be Me inherits much of this.  I particularly like his fringe jacket in the video here.  But this sounds unmistakably Country.  Maybe that shouldn't be a real surprise for a boy from coal country - even if it was from a land a thousand leagues away.

It'll Be Me (Songwriter: Jack Clement)

Well, if you hear somebody knocking on your door
If you see something crawling across the floor
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be look...

Очень интересная книга

in Oleg Volk at 10:00, Saturday, 18 August

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there. Научно-политическая фантастика.

I did not know that.

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 21:02, Saturday, 18 August

SO, reading this article -- MRE Shelf Life and Stockpiling MREs -, I wound up at this page: USDA -- Food Product Dating.

Where I learned that the "pull dates" on food items have nothing to do with food safety or health. (With one exception, see emphasis added below):

Does Federal Law Require Dating?

Meanwhile in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:06, Saturday, 18 August

Actually this story is about the impacts on one of Venezuela’s neighbors. Pentagon prepares to dispatch hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis.

As a result of a dire economic and health care situation, rising numbers of Venezuelans are joining an exodus that has set off alarms across Latin America. The United Nations said earlier this week that an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

Those refugees have apparently overwhelmed the health care system of Colombia. And other South American countries. Several hundred thousand refugees have escaped from Venezuela, a large number of them are malnourished.

The M9A1 Bazooka: Now With Optics and Quick Takedown

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 18 August

RIA’s catalog page for the live (NFA) destructive device

The Bazooka – or rather the Launcher, Rock, 2.36”, M1 – was introduced by the United States in 1942, the result of a fast development by two Army officers, Captain Leslie Skinner and Lt. Edward Uhl. The US has no infantry antitank weapon at that point, and it had become quite clear that such a thing was needed. The Bazooka offered a theoretical effective range of 300 yards, throwing a 1 pound hollow-charge projectile capable of penetrating 4 inches of armor plate. The 2.36 inch bore measurement, incidentally, was chosen as the inch equivalent of 60mm, to match the common mortar size.

In October of 1943, an improved M9 version was introduced, using a magnet firing system instead of the unreliable batteries of the original. A followup M9A1 variant was adopted in June of 1944, which broke down into two parts for easie...


Yup.  It's too short.

40 rounds of Lawman 115 gr.  No failures.

The purple scribbles are the point of aim, so confirmed.  Bottom right is 25 yards, the others are 8 yards.

This is a shitty story: you might want to just ... pass on bye, don't look, hold your nose and pretend it never happened.

Actually, that seems to be the Best Practice in large cities all over the country.

I thought this was ... well, Urban Legend until I moved to a Big City in the 1970's:

San Francisco Launching New 'Poop Patrol' to Deal With Dirty Streets: While San Francisco has been doing its best to become a model progressive city by doing dumb things like banning plastic straws, its streets have gone to hell. Human excrement on sidewalks has become such a pervasive problem that the city is launching a “Poop Patrol.” Heather Knight reports at the San Francisco Chronicle:
In the  1970's, I moved to Portland, Oregon, from a rural farm community because I was "getting ahead" and could "find a good paying technical job". 

When I arrived there, and began walking the "mean streets" ... I understood what the term "Mean Streets" really meant.

My unfortu...

The state and armed forces – in space

by tpolnathan in The Price of Liberty at 04:00, Saturday, 18 August

By Nathan Barton

See the source imageWar in space? Military in space?

We who have been associated with The Price of Freedom, like many lovers of liberty, have always been interested in the exploring and settling space. As have Americans and Brits (Aussies, New Zealanders, and Canadians as well as English, Scots, Welsh, and Irish).  It is a natural part of our heritage. “To boldly go…”

Lady Susan and I also are life-long fans, and even writers, of science fiction.  (It’s not the point of this article, but the affinity of “libertarians” and science fiction is worth a comment or two in the future. As many others have in the past.)   And it is easy to assume that mankind will take all its baggage, good and bad, into space.  So the “peace in space” rhetoric since about 1955 or so is really an anomaly.


The Lonely Shepherd

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:42, Saturday, 18 August

RZA (of The Wu-Tang Clan) was responsible for the soundtrack for Kill Bill. He didn’t write all the music, (I think he did write and produce 1 song), but he was fan of Kung Fu movies, and so Quentin Tarantino recruited him for his Kung-fu/Samari/Whatever movie.

This song is sort of the quintessential melding of Spaghetti-Western-meets-Eastern-Spiritual-Kung-Fu. Which is crazy, because Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian Pan-flute player. (I think that the flute reminds me of the original TV show, Kung-Fu.)

Anyway this is “The Lonely Shepherd” from the Kill Bill Vol. 1 Soundtrack album. The only place I know it is playing is in the scene where Hattori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba) is giving The Bride (Uma Thurman) the sword he has made for her.


Arizona Guv - "Lock 'em Up!

by Jerry The Geek in Cogito Ergo Geek at 00:38, Saturday, 18 August

Arizona Governor recommends arrest and incarceration of gun owners, without charging them with a crime.

Ducey won’t budge on ‘crown jewel’ of gun legislation – Arizona Capitol Times:

Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered “dangerous” ....  (it would also allow. ...  law enforcement take an individual’s weapons while he or she is locked up for up to 21 days for a mental evaluation.) 
[emphasis added] 
See the link for full text.

It's more complicated than the above abridged text suggests, but the core of his intent seems to be to LOCK 'EM UP on suspicion,  for 3 weeks, even though no crime has been committed and the detainee has not been ...

Friday, 17 August


Encouraging news on I-1639

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:56, Friday, 17 August

Via the Spokesman Review:

A gun control initiative should not appear on the November ballot because the proposed changes in the law on the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.

Judge James Dixon agreed with gun-rights advocates that the size of the print was too small and the proposed changes not clearly marked.

“I have 20-20 vision. I can’t read it,” Dixon said in granting a court order to keep Initiative 1639 off the ballot.

A notice of appeal was filed within minutes after the order was drafted and signed, and will go to the state Supreme Court on an expedited process in an effort to get a decision before counties have to print ballots in early September.

Safe Schools Safe Communities spent nearly $2.8 million to pay people to gather signatures for the initiative.

Via the Seattle Times:

A ...

Religious extremists

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:31, Friday, 17 August

While not all people will agree it appears to me that one critical component of religion is faith. Where faith is defined as:

belief that is not based on proof

And perhaps even further:

a belief in spite of proof to the contrary.

As one datum I offer this from Martin Luther (if you have the time read the entire post because it is exactly on point for the conclusions of this post):

Die verfluchte Hure, Vernunft.
(The damned whore, Reason).

The political left has their belief that socialism/communism is a superior form of government to any other. This is without convincing proof and, in fact, in spite of proof to the contrary. While I don’t know the belief system of members of ISIS as well as I do that of the political left in the U.S. I imagine their faith is similarly immune to factual refutation.

Hence I submit, via email, from Rolf...

I need to add two IMAP accounts to my yahoo app on my new cellphone, or I'd not possible, to the Gmail app.  None of the online instructions seem to work.  They reference control icons not on this version of either app.

Friday evening: hot, tired, and

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:00, Friday, 17 August

you study the data; I'm beat


In a very public "Shallow Hal" moment, the reigning Miss America trashes the organization which voted her "Most Likely" ... apparently, she was Most Likely to be "Bitchiest".

Somewhere in between some anonymous tenor singing: "Here She Is, Miss America; the girl who was only one of a thousand faces ..." and "I'm so honored, there are so many girls here who are more deserving ..."  she evoked her Full bitch Mode.

Miss America Cara Mund slams org, Gretchen Carlson: They 'erased me':

In a twist of irony, the most recent Miss America winner is accusing the Miss America Organization – one that's recently taken public steps in the name of female-empowerment –of bullying and silencing her. In a five-page letter addressed to "Miss America Sisters" and obtained by USA TODAY on Friday, Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, calls out Miss America ...


Friday Happy

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:01, Friday, 17 August

Got home from work today and decided to clean revolvers, so I went out to the shop, sat down ad gave the CFDA revolvers a good cleaning.

Then, started thinking about a project that's been bugging me.  I want some wire racks to display handguns during club shoots, so that novices can try several without digging through bags, and Brownells sells them, but that incurs shipping costs, and they seem fairly simple.  Besides, homemade is better than factory-bought.  And I did have some 4-gauge copper left over from another project (building the shop).

Belle comes out to the shop with a Friday afternoon cocktail.  "What are you doing?"

"Making revolver stands."


I take a long pull on a very well  constructed vodka and tonic.  "Why not?"


Another reason given by the FBI for denying information was “ongoing ‘law enforcement proceeding,’” Stamboulieh observed. “The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department basically said ‘case closed,’ so, what is … proceeding?” [More]
What “core values” are demonstrated by denying the requested information?

Acting like the DC swamp and they’re not even there yet… [More]
That said, something's missing from the questionnaire.

But what?

Yeah, yeah, "single issue"...

[Via Felix B]
Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall [More]
How very "progressive"! And she gets it!

Chequita has the makings of a fine commissar.

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack [More]
Impossible. We're "rigorous."

And good thing -- otherwise there'd be more "blood on NRA's hands."

Besides, Islamists wouldn't hurt people who don't believe in evil and offer them sanctuary, would they?

Our Last Best Hope

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 17:36, Friday, 17 August

In a five-page letter addressed to "Miss America Sisters" and obtained by USA TODAY on Friday, Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, calls out Miss America CEO Regina Hopper and chair Gretchen Carlson for having "silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways on a daily basis." [More]

There go our hopes for world peace...

Hey, when are they going to let someone who identifies as a woman win?

One Way or the Other

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 17:29, Friday, 17 August

We can protect the Second Amendment AND have commonsense gun laws that protect our children and our communities – this is not an “either-or” situation. [More]
The way she explains it it is.

You CAN have it all-- at least the totalitarians think they can.

And Ducebag isn't helping.

[Via Bluesgal]

Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses [More]
Ya think?

The Ravages of Kristol Meth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 17:11, Friday, 17 August

I've been looking at some polling crosstabs and I've got to say to my fellow white men over 55: you are a great disappointment to me.  On the other hand, it seems fitting and consistent with the American story that women, minorities and young people now step up to save the republic. [More]
Speaking of disappontments...

Think Bill would ever take the challenge...?

The DSM calls him a "conservative."

How must that make them feel enabled to portray us?


State Fair!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 16:17, Friday, 17 August

Ike Quebec - Blue and Sentimental

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 17:32, Friday, 17 August

Born on this day in 1918.


Don't forget the Whitey Bulger crap, either.  Or the FBI labs scandals, and all the other stuff that's come out.

But we're supposed to respect and trust them.  Sure.

Typical anti-gun hysteria, but not so common in Free States where the response time to a 911 call is typically measured in longer time units than "mere minutes away".

Gun Control - Fryer for Arizona:

I agree with most Arizonans when I say: YES to a ban on semiautomatic guns, high capacity magazines and assault weapons. YES to criminal background checks on all gun sales and on transfers between private parties. YES to preserving and strengthening state concealed carry permitting systems, and limiting firearms in public places, including schools and college campuses. YES to buy back programs. YES to waiting periods. YES to smart guns, safety training, safe storage, and child access protection laws. YES to a ban on sales to terror watchlist, the mentally ill, stalker and domestic violence misdemeanants, and violent criminals. YES to community-based violence intervention programs. YES to requiring and investing in research into our gun violence epidemic.
Most curious th...


Help a friend out

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 13:42, Friday, 17 August


Ditto to the post at Say Uncle:

“Longtime gun and civil rights blogger Kevin Baker, of The Smallest Minority, is having some health issues. His family could use your help. Go here if you’d like to help them out.”

“I’ve known Kevin for a long time. He’s been to my house. He’s a fine man.”


[Read]He must be a "staunch defender." After all, "he has championed enforcement of existing federal gun laws..."

"Enforce existing Intolerable Acts," right?

You Have to Ask?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:53, Friday, 17 August

Why is Batman now an atheist? [More]
Same reason Superman renounced "the American way"...

And Supergirl, Green Arrow and Flash stumped for Hillary and Batwoman's a Jewish lesbian...

Now that's "progress"!

Best Practices

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:21, Friday, 17 August

Mass killings, and especially school shootings, are terrifying crimes that seize the nation’s attention. After each, many instinctively ask “why did he do this?” and “what can we do to stop it?” Best-selling author and attorney David T. Hardy here concisely answers these and other questions, based upon careful study of specific cases. He probes the mental states that make mass killers willing to kill (and usually to die), establishes what the killers are after, and outlines what we should do (or not do) to frustrate them. 
Well, I guess we can...

Help a friend out

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:31, Friday, 17 August

Longtime gun and civil rights blogger Kevin Baker, of The Smallest Minority, is having some health issues. His family could use your help. Go here if you’d like to help them out.

I’ve known Kevin for a long time. He’s been to my house. He’s a fine man.

Dave Workman has the story.


You probably know the Manafort jurors asked the judge for clarification of "beyond a reasonable doubt."  Now the lamestream media are asking the judge to give them the names and addresses of the jurors.  Antifa on your doorstep?  This is such an obvious attempt to intimidate the jury.  We may be reaching the point of doxxing the lamestream media reporters to get the message across.

It is 70 degrees with a nice wind and cloud cover blocking the Sun.  I am sitting on my front porch watching the left go increasingly bonkers about record low young people unemployment and how the tech industry which tried and tries to stop Trump will be injured by the tariffs with China.  Perhaps they can learn about the America where Chinese dumping destroys jobs and the damage their use of H1Bs has had on American engineers.

Got the concrete back stairs done this morning, along with the latch and corner posts for the kennel.

Should have gotten off my ass and off to work earlier, though…

…that’s the sunny side most of the day, and it pays to be finished with whatever you’re doing there before ninish because it heats up fast. Works to my advantage in winter, with that big window I put in the bathroom in 2015, because of all the free solar gain. Less well while futzing with concrete in summer.

But it’s done now. And if you’ll excuse me, I need a really thorough sink bath.

Court Rules Against WA Gun Control Initiative

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:41, Friday, 17 August



Life Aloft

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 14:56, Friday, 17 August

What do you do to renew your spirit? For most of my female acquaintances, they shop. For me, mall shopping reminds me of the running of the bulls at Pamplona. Something I'd rather not participate in. If it wears out or breaks I can usually find a replacement at LL Bean. Online.

For myself, I often look upward to recharge. The heavens. The smell of aviation fuel is my perfume, and the roar of a Stearman's Lycoming 680-13 a symphony of wonder. There will be no flying anytime soon. I'm still physically not quite feeling up to it, and the forecast, clouds low, laden with rain. But today, I can retire to my library, happily clutching a book, and let the rest of the world become background noise for a little while. Sitting home when you'd rather be out is never fun, but grab a book,...

“Do It For Denmark!”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:56, Friday, 17 August

John Davis reports that the Danish Government has been reduced to begging men, via advertising from the state travel agency, to have sex with Danish women.

Denmark, however, has fallen ill to a festering infection known as “feminism.” It is the same illness that has taken hold of the rest of Scandanavia, Western Europe and the UK. Because of this gender infirmity, Denmark’s birth rate, and, its population growth, has been plummeting (as is true with most of Western Europe).

Feminism has given women in Denmark an immunity from civility, and, license to openly hate and ridicule men. For example, it is not uncommon for girls to be sitting on a bus, in a group, and have them openly point to a man and discuss how unattractive he is. The Danish legal system is set up so that once a woman has “been impregnated” by a man, the man is completely disposable in divorce, and, the man’s role as ...

Butt-Hurt Intelligence Officials

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Friday, 17 August

It seems that a bunch of officials from the intelligence community have issued a butt-hurt statement on President Trump's decision to yank John Brennan's security clearance.

Twelve senior intelligence officials issued a statement late yesterday butt-hurting (I just made that verb up) about Trump's decision to yank the security clearance from MSNBC star and Twitter celebrity John Brennan.
These twelve fools better be careful.  I once had security clearances, and I know that intelligence is disseminated on a need-to-know basis.  Brennan is a former official, and has no need to know.  I'm surprised that his clearance wasn't revoked the minute he left a position with a need to know.
“The president’s action regarding John Brennan and the threats of similar action against other former officials has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances — and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech,” the statement reads.
 These fools are are amazing.  If a person has a TS...

Mad Men

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:19, Friday, 17 August

Democrats funding spike in gun control ads this election cycle [More]
Life in the McMann & Tateocracy...

A Pound of Cure

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:10, Friday, 17 August

SAF is joined in the case by the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and seven private citizens. [More]
Anybody doing a thing about what guarantees California politicians feel confident to pull this crap in the first place?

Crying Wolf

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:05, Friday, 17 August

WDFW resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves [More]
Yeah, well, who is supposed to pay for her totally irresponsible lack of preparedness?

The Self-Genocidal Impulse

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:50, Friday, 17 August

A Public Works Project

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:24, Friday, 17 August

San Francisco Launching New ‘Poop Patrol’ to Deal With Dirty Streets [More]
Be fun to do a FOIA to see if their practices comply with EPA and OSHA mandates...

And look at the ever-despicable Gavin Newsom's list of "basic human rights" with "entitlements" that require dragooning someone else to provide.

[Via Michael G]

Il Douche

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Friday, 17 August

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hates capitalism and has never made an effort to hide it. Now she’s taken that hatred a step further and introduced a bill (pdf.) that would literally nationalize all the things. The government must step in and tell CEOs how to run their companies. [More]
And like all "progressive" ideas, it's been done.

So naturally they call those who are against totalitarianism "fascists."

While completely off target, Antifa may be right about one thing.

[Via ...

For Our Eyes Only

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:02, Friday, 17 August

Rather, the motion attacking Royle for doing his job too well, for being too honest and transparent, was a message to the criminal defense bar: reveal the videos that hurt us and we’re coming after you. [More]
Besides, we have press flacks if we want the public to know our take on something.

[Via Michael G]

Everything in Moderation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:57, Friday, 17 August

McKenna: Expect Supreme Court to be flooded with gun rights cases [More]
But ultimately, even if there are "victories" along the way, don't expect anything close to "shall not be infringed." The brutal lesson of history: power is never ceded unless there is a fear of an "or else."

[Via Mack H]

Babel Revisited

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:32, Friday, 17 August

Majority of Foreign Refugees Can’t Speak English After Five Years Living in U.S. [More]
Not that they have to in order to do what they're here for.

[Via Mack H]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:26, Friday, 17 August

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state’s Bond Commission denied $600 million to Citibank and Bank of America over the gun control stance adopted by both companies.[More]
About damn time. I'd like to see the feds do that, too, but that would require an AG that's not a compromised puss.

Now watch the banks sue and some activist federal judge side with them.

[Via Michael G]
‘Evil is a make-believe concept’: US couple trumpets global goodness on bike trek. ISIS kills them. [More]
I feel the same amount of sympathy as I do for lunatics who climb into zoo wild animal enclosures.

[Via Jess]

Speaking of Embarrasments

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Friday, 17 August

'You have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children': Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid rebukes Trump [More]
And you have betrayed your oath to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity --and made the side you're on known.

And again.

He's not the first. (And I get a kick out of seeing an Air Force general signing on to the Sutherland Springs church shooting citation, especially after this.)

Not by a long shot.

Down the Rabbit Hole

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Friday, 17 August

It's easy to get lost but hard not to keep going. [More]

[Via Tristan M]

Lives of Self-Service

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Friday, 17 August

A whistleblower made this shocking allegation to me last week: the IRS was tipping off members of Congress to corporate takeovers so the elected officials could profit from insider trading. [More]
It's a big club and you ain't in it.

[Via Michael G]

Finally, To The Range

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 11:25, Friday, 17 August

Work and family responsibilities kept me away from the range last week, and nearly did so this week as well. Fortunately, a visit from a family friend led to an unplanned excursion on Thursday. I was happy to clear up some work early, and even more pleased that Colleen could join us as well.

I generally schedule my range trips on the "off hours" to avoid crowds. Not so this time. The range was busier than I usually experience, but we still managed to get three adjacent lanes in the same bay.


No More Anonymous Comments

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 10:52, Friday, 17 August

For now anyway.

A while back, Blogger did away with supporting Open ID for commenting on blog posts. The only options now are Google ID and anonymous posting. I allowed anonymous posting so as to not force Google ID on folks. However, in the ensuing weeks, I've had but one legitimate post from an anonymous commenter. Lately, the anonymous spam posts have increased, reaching multiple comments an hour at times. Sadly, it's apparent theses comments are coming from a single spammer, but that doesn't stop my email from blowing up. Sometimes the spam comments are mildly entertaining, the latest don't even have that going for them.

I've disabled anonymous commenting. I may turn it back on later. Or I might not.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]


by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 09:34, Friday, 17 August

While looking up some old writings, on a mostly unrelated subject, I happened across this old column:

Lacking new legislation to authorize this, the FAA simply, and arbitrarily, redefined toys to be aircraft requiring registration. [ding ding]
President Barrycade has stated his intent to issue executive orders to implement gun control, since he lacks legislation to do so.
Since Obama and other blood-dancers have stated publicly that they wish to crack down on private sales, it seems safe to assume this will be in one EO or another. But what if he emulates the FAA a little more closely?

Imagine “redefining” all firearms as NFA items. Just like toys became airplanes. Or how atmospheric plant food became a pollutant.

That was December 21,2015; one of my first columns for The Zelman Partisans. Fast forward to…

  • October 5, 2017

    Basically this Constitution-shredding Senator wants to redefine “machine gun” by how fast you can make something fire, rather than bein...

Just released a new book

in Of Arms and the Law at 12:27, Friday, 17 August

I just released a short book on Amazon, entitled "Mass Killings: Myth, Reality, and Solutions." Major themes are:

The real problem is the mass media. Most mass killers are driven by extreme narcissistic personality disorder. They will do anything (including dying) to have their names and faces known, to become a "celebrity." For them, infamy is as good as fame. The mass media have established a symbiotic relationship with them. The killers give the media what they want, viewership, and ad income, and it gives them what they want, celebrity status.

There are solutions (starting with media self-restraint) but the book shows why gun control is totally worthless. Mass killers plan for months or years, will pass any background check, use whatever weapons they can get, rarely use AR-15s, and often steal their weapons. If there is any human action that cannot possibly be affected by gun control, mass killing is it. Conversely, armed citizens and off-duty police have a very good record for stopping mass shootings. The book documents a dozen or so cases where this happened, and calls for arming teachers.

The book is available on Amazon as a ...

Google, which was just fined $5B by the EU for how it abuses privacy is now risking a much larger fine - 2% or 4% of revenue - due to how it, well, abuses privacy:

Privacy campaigners say Google's obsessive collection of location markers violates Europe's privacy laws - potentially exposing the Californian giant to punitive fines. 
Several privacy watchers agree that as it stands, users are misled, and can't give informed consent. That exposes the company to financial penalty under GDPR rules: which could be 2 per cent or 4 per cent of turnover. 
"Burying its stalking settings, while distracting users with a deliberately crippled 'Location history' button, isn't just deceitful - it's unlawful," campaigner Phil Booth opined. "Without proper consent or legitimate purpose, Google is breaching the GDPR rights of every EU citizen it has be...


Repeal all gun laws. We can prevent gun violence if we stop prohibiting non-violent people from getting guns. Gun control only hurts law abiding citizens.

Kaitlin Bennett
August 15, 2018
‘Repeal all gun laws,’ says Kent State’s rifle-carrying graduate behind viral photo
[This was in response to the question:

How can tragedy resulting from gun violence be prevented in the future?

Also, in response to the question:

Parkland survivors and other March for Our Lives organizers have been registering young people to vote and advocating gun-control in a nationwide tour, what would you want to say to them?

She replies:

If I had to say something to them, it would be come and take it.

It appears she has her act together. I wish I could afford to pay her way to Idaho for Boomershoot 2019 to be our dinner speaker.—Joe]

8/16/18 Wall Street Journal:

The unemployment rate among young Americans fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years this summer, though the share of young people looking for work remained well below its peak in 1989.
Of Americans between 16 ...

8/15/18 NBC News reports that the compound where child abuse and murder were performed along with training children to do school mass murders by a jihadi has been demolished by the police.  Doing so after a trial might make sense; but before trial?  What if the defense claims the compound contained exculpatory evidence?  This almost looks like an attempt to prevent a successful prosecution.  Whose side are the local police on?  And 8/14/18 NBC News:

Four of the five suspects are expected to be released with GPS monitoring today -- a turn of events in a case that has focused on allegations of starving children being taught to carry out school shootings....

Wow, that’s a nice hoodie…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:20, Friday, 17 August

Yeah, it’s mid-August and there’s no frost danger. But I had a bit of insomnia, it rained much of the night, and at 3am the bedroom was chilly. So I thought it a good time to try on this new hoodie a Generous Reader sent me earlier this month…

Man, that’s nice. Roomy but not tent-like, really thick material, nice deep hood. I took it off as soon as the sun came up and Laddie and I went over to Ian’s to tend the new chicks, because it’s frickin’ August. But it was nice while I was sitting in the cabin in the dark. It’s destined to become my favorite once I lose my dread of putting the first stain on it.

Not “The Land of Steady Habits” Anymore

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:39, Friday, 17 August

Pajamas Media reports that, last Wednesday, the homies were dropping like flies all over the New Haven Green. It seems that a bad batch of synthetic pot recently arrived.

Residents watched in horror as more than 70 people collapsed near a city park in Connecticut Tuesday night into Wednesday, overdosing on what authorities believe was a tainted batch of synthetic marijuana. Vomiting and hallucinating drug users dropped like flies throughout the day as emergency crews raced to the New Haven Green to save lives.

“We have a guy laid out in the alleyway, unresponsive, eyes wide open. He’s out cold,” one bystander ho...

The Herd Does Not Remember, But People Do

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:17, Friday, 17 August

An elephant derailed a train while defending his herd in Malaysia, causing 2 deaths, 1894.



Glock 47458 OEM Pistol Magazine, 9MM, 17 Round Capacity, Fits GLOCK 17/34, Cardboard Style Packaging, FDE Green Finish
[Will Not Ship to Democrat-controlled hellholes like CA CO CT HI MA MD NJ NY VT]

The Ethical Society posted a tweet, saying: “We’re told an SLMPD officer intentionality drove her police cruiser at a high rate of speed, stopping, and driving forward to hurt prisoners she was conveying. It’s on video, and at least one person was injured. She needs to be charged with a crime and placed on forced leave now.” [More]
It sounds like she was just trying to shake things up a bit...

A look at "The Ethical Society's" Twitter account also makes it fair to wonder if we've got some Opposite Day "progressive" action -- or worse -- going on.

[Via ...
Police officer ‘who raped 30 women’ walks free 7 years into two life sentences [More]
He was just adapting to the new normal.

[Via bondmen]

Do You Know Who I Am?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:51, Friday, 17 August

"And guess what I`m about to get you fired you f--- bit**." [More]
Sounds like a chip off the old blockhead...

Right down to the entitlement and hypocrisy...

[Via bondmen...
A new lawsuit alleges Chicago police officers pointed guns at a family, including at 9- and 5-year-old children, after bursting into the wrong apartment with a search warrant last year. [More]
Anybody else think a lot of this would go away if we had qualifies susceptibility?

[Via bondmen]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:24, Friday, 17 August

Oh, look, a deflecting apologist. [More]

And then there are those seeing through it.

Beyond Compare

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:18, Friday, 17 August

“And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted last summer, with a link to an article from “LGBTQ Nation” about a girl who was disqualified from a soccer team because she looked like a boy. [More]
I can see where he'd think that.

Too bad the candidate in the race with a proven track record of screwing his constituents of all genders is the Republican.

Scotland Yard said six males were arrested... [More]
That's all they know about them or all they're willing to say?

Firearms Friday

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:59, Friday, 17 August

I'll be joining up with the Michael Dukes Show again this morning at 10:20 Eastern. [More]

You can listen to a live stream at the program website.

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the launch of its annual Lifetime Membership campaign. All funds raised from this year’s campaign will support the association’s five 80th anniversary initiatives, focused on strengthening the IGFA’s position as a global leader in game fish conservation and promoter of ethical angling practices.

“As the dawn breaks on our 80th year, the time is right for IGFA members and anglers from around the world to demonstrate their commitment to the future of sport fishing,” said IGFA President Nehl Horton. “For this year’s campaign, we have teamed up with IGFA Trustee, renowned marine artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey, and our great partners at Costa and YETI to offer an incredible Lifetime Membership package that cannot be found anywhere else.”


In most of America, hiking in the backcountry means hiking in bear country. Because of their size and strength, bears have a negative reputation, but bear attacks are relatively rare. To further decrease your chance of having an encounter with a bear, there are a few simple steps to follow, including gaining an understanding of how bears evolved and how they act.


Bear Species

There are three prominent bear species in North America: black, grizzly, and polar. Hiking in polar bear country is a unique endeavor that requires a specialized approach because they are the only species known to hunt humans as a food source. This article will focus on griz...

Skull sweat.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:20, Friday, 17 August

Some reviews are harder than others. The one I'm working on now is really hard.

The Czar of Muscovy reads through it for us.  Wow.

RIP -- and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 07:05, Friday, 17 August

Not the usual...

Knife Attack in London Sends 4 to Hospital

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:15, Friday, 17 August

This being the UK, there is damn little info in the press. Quadruple stabbing in London park in latest knife attack within city’s ‘murder mile’ .

Four are in hospital. Witnesses (who universally didn’t want to be identified) said that at least one of the 4, appeared to be very seriously injured.

Scotland Yard said six males were arrested and are being held in custody. The four injured are believed to be teenagers.

That is pretty much the sum-total of the facts handed out by authorities.

In the middle of some prevarication and bit of hand-wringing, Police Superintendent Annmarie Cowley‡ had this to say.

It is beyond comprehension.

File this under, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” The area in question is known as London’s “Murder Mile.” Doing the math from there would indicate that another knife attack is hardly beyond comprehension. Or at least it should ...

“The Hysterical Cry-bullies of the Activist Class”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:56, Friday, 17 August

The Left (or the activist class) seems to be the same in Australia. It’s a 2 minute video, that is worth your time.

.@RitaPanahi: It is, sadly, not unusual for the activist class to show their bigoted nature when a minority, particularly a person of colour, fails to play their assigned role as a victim and blind supporter of Leftist dogma.#fridayshow

— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) August 17, 2018

It seems GP’s in the UK aren’t working full time. Average GP now works 3.5 days a week – and just one in 20 trainees plans to do the job full-time.

The average GP now works less than three-and-a-half days a week – and just one in 20 trainee doctors intends to do the job full-time, research shows.

Why? The job has become too intense to work that long. (Burnout, in other words.)

Patient groups are freaking out, given the current shortage of GPs. (This article from January was referenced.)

The rest is lost behind a pay wall, but it can’t paint a much more bleak picture.

Workload. Bureaucratic Insanity. Probably a few other things are making it not rewarding to be a doctor, only grueling. At least in the UK. That leads to people pursuing other options, and that leads to a doctor shortage.

If you’re smart enough to be a doctor, then you’re a...

Suomi m/31 – Finland’s Excellent Submachine Gun

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 17 August

RIA’s catalog page for this SMG (transferrable)

Designed by Aimo Lahti, the Suomi m/31 submachine gun is in my opinion one of the standout submachine guns of the World War Two era. Despite its hefty weight (10.4lb / 4.7kg) and lack of a good pistol grip stock, it still manages to be tremendously controllable and accurate, with a very high rate of fire (about 900 rpm).

For a detailed written description of the history and development of the weapon, I would refer you to the excellent article by Jaeger Platoon.


So the Parkland shooter used 5-round gimped AR mags to murder 17 of his classmates?  That's a lotta reloads.  Too bad someone wasn't nearby that could punched him in the mouth during one.  Or maybe Barney Fife with his one bullet coulda shown up or sumthin.

You know what this means, right?  Maryland is going to restrict us to 4 rounders.

I'll even have to go to the police station to show I have filled one of the cylinders of my J-frame snubby so it only holds 4.  Good thing I have been practicing with a speed-strip, as working a 4 out of 5 speedloader will be problematic.

Maybe Judge Kavanaugh will tell my state to knock that civil rights violating gun-bans out.  We can only hope. 

Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 17, 2018

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:51, Friday, 17 August

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.


 Best Way to Get Attacked

Marc MacYoung discusses Peyton Quinn’s five rules for preventing an attack.  This is important advice.

1) Don’t Insult Him

2) Don’t Challenge Him

3) Don’t Threaten Him


Wow.  Appendix carry New York reload huh?  Sure why not:


Thursday, 16 August


Wanr to get started with a DSLR?
I can't tell it from new.  Had the sensor professionally cleaned last year.  About 4500 exposures through it.  Includes a time lapse device (I bought a Pentax KS2 which has that built in.)  It comes with two spare batteries and the Pentax charger.  Note: there is no SD card in it.  Also, this is a 10.2MP camera; maximum ISO 1600; no video mode.  See here for more astrophotographs that I have taken with it.


Monticello, Ga. (1921)
Farmer under investigation on charges of peonage murders eleven farmhands with assistance of another farmhand.  Murders were with axes and drowning.
Category: workplace
Suicide: no
Cause: eliminating witnesses
Weapon: ax, drowning[1]

Millenial Women on Feminism

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:47, Thursday, 16 August

8/13/18 CBS News:

Women age 18-35 (46 percent) are more likely than women over age 35 (34 percent) to consider themselves feminists.  Views of feminism are highly related to partisanship among both younger and older women.
Women Ages 18-35: Consider Yourself a Feminist
Total                      46%
Democrats          63%
Independents   48%
Republicans        29%
A majority of millennial women don't consider themselves feminists -- in spite of an educational system entirely built on promoting th...

I have been watching this guy's videos for some weeks now as I recover, and I am very impressed:

Can’t wait to open that document.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 19:31, Thursday, 16 August

Some of the spam that lands in my inbox is really quite entertaining.

Not the first time I’ve gotten this one, if my memory is correct. I’m sure they’d appriciate payment by the 20th, but their patience seems infinite so I’ll keep procrastinating.

Don’t need to procrastinate about opening that attachment, though. I’ll just keep refusing to go near it at all. I’m an old fuddy-duddy and something of a helpless babe when it comes to computer stuff, but not even I’m that clueless.

Laddie is certified to Not Like Thunder.

How much does Laddie not like thunder? This much…

Now, when Ghost the big bad “too cool for you” desert dog didn’t like thunder – or gunfire, or fireworks, or any other loud noise – he would, in a very cool way not at all fear-related, just quietly decide for no apparent reason to occupy the kneehole of the Official TUAK Desk. But I was warned beforehand that Laddie doesn’t like crate-like closed-in spaces, either. So when he was threatened by thunder, he went for the comfy bed he had previously completely ignored.

I guess we all have our thing.

One more insane, bigoted 'feminist' heard from.
A feminist professor at California State University-Fresno recently published an article lamenting that federal programs to promote "responsible fatherhood" among vulnerable men in fact perpetuate "patriarchy," "gender norms," and "hegemonic masculinity."
Translation from feminist bullshit: "This actually wants men to be FATHERS, not just male units who shut up and do what women say!"
Because who cares if kids do better with a father and mother?  The real priority is trashing men.

She laments: these programs "reinforce patriarchal ideology" by encouraging "hybrid masculinity," which encourages low-income fathers to be "emotionally engaged," and perpetuates the myth that mothers "cannot compensate" for the lack of a father.

These programs aim to "reshape men’s g...

The DOJ said that the argument employed by the state AGs in their request addresses concerns beyond what the State Department has the power to regulate.
"Plaintiffs misunderstand the fundamental limit on the State Department's authority," DOJ said in the brief. "According to Plaintiffs, the Government's export-related determinations—specifically with respect to the export of technical data developed by Defense Distributed—have jeopardized their ability to protect the safety and health of their residents."

DOJ said the AGs are concerned with potential crimes committed by those in the United States if the files published by Wilson were to be downloaded by criminals in their states. However, DOJ said, the State Department's power to regulate the export of firearms does not allow it to ban the publication of information in the United States out of fear that domestic criminals may misuse it.
'Gun-phobic mayors told to ...

Woman Shooting Indoor Range

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Double Oak

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:35, Thursday, 16 August

At the grocers yesterday, making a wine run for Belle, I saw an interesting bourbon on the liquor aisle.  (Yeah, inn most places in Louisiana, we can buy hooch at the grocery store.)

Jim Beam, Double Oak.

I was intrigued enough to bring a bottle home.  Evidently, it's been matured twice, in two different oak barrels.    I have consumed enough Jim Beam over the years to know that it is a very workman-like bourbon.  I take mine, generally, with cola, but this little bottle might be good with just a spla...

Proving Her Point

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:50, Thursday, 16 August

She ran on responsible gun regulation, now she's accused of killing her campaign treasurer [More]
See? Seeee...?

Imagine the powerful spokesperson she'll be when she gets out!

[Via Rough and Ready]

A total of 100 murders were registered in Tijuana during the first 12 days of August, bringing the grand total for the year to 1,547. [More]
We need them voting here so we can enact the same commonsense gun safety laws they have there.

[Via Wynn A


by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:06, Thursday, 16 August

The media: “we are not executing a coordinated campaign against Trump”

Also, the media: “here’s a coordinated campaign against Trump”

IIRC, Trump did not call the media the “enemy of the people”. He called “fake news” that.

Las Vegas shooting stuff

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:03, Thursday, 16 August

Apparently, ATF was not allowed to inspect the shooter’s weapons. This, according to Len Savage, is not good:

ATF did not disclose that they had not examined the firearms prior to promulgating the rule, firearms designer and Historic Arms, LLC President Len Savage notes. And now that the comment period is closed should they go forward with this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act that information can not be used in a court challenge because it was not submitted prior to closing of comments.

DOJ is manipulating the APA to make sure that information will NOT be used to shoot down the rule, Savage concludes. Does ATF prosecute its firearms cases like it promulgates rules, without ever looking at the evidence? ATF is currently attempting to criminalize an industry and a large swath of the population and NEVER looked at any evidence? They claim they were not allowed’? By whom?


by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:01, Thursday, 16 August

Yesterday, I attributed a quote to Glenn Beck. Apparently, he was quoting Pen Jillette.

Commies gonna commie

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:00, Thursday, 16 August

Elizabeth Warren has a really terrible idea (what’s new?):

Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism Act” would require that corporations that earn more than $1 billion in revenue a year (note “revenue,” not “profits”) would need a federal “charter” in order to operate. This charter would obligate these companies to consider all “stakeholders,” not just shareholders, when making decisions. The bill would also require these corporations to permit employees to elect 40 percent of the company’s board of directors; a super majority of 75 percent of directors and shareholders would have to approve political donations. (Gee, I wonder if somebody will propose something similar for unions?) Shareholders would be permitted to sue the company if they felt its actions were driven purely by profit and did not reflect the desires of its many “stakeholders.”

The justification for all this is the common, economically sketchy claim of income inequality; that the rich are getting richer and that wages ...

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:58, Thursday, 16 August

Don't ever change, Main Stream Media

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 15:08, Thursday, 16 August

If people who think the press is the enemy can't be persuaded by 350 identical newspapers editorials, I guess I there's no hope for them
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 16, 2018

ZEV Tech Releases a Gen 5 Pro Trigger

by Travis Pike in Gun RSS Feed - Omaha Outdoors at 13:00, Thursday, 16 August

ZEV Technologies has finally unveiled thei...


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