Friday, 22 March

11:55

Last year Big Brother bought me a reconditioned MacBook Air. It is … I believe it’s the fourth laptop computer I’ve owned in the past fifteen years or so and the closest to a new one I’ve ever owned. Laptops are handy for cramped spaces and they’re less power-intensive than desktops but the fact that none of my former laptops had functioning batteries never bothered me because I never took them anywhere. Why would I? I never go anywhere. At least nowhere that requires a computer.

But this morning my equipment left me high and dry when it tried to update the iPhone’s operating system just when the cabin’s cellular signal and Uncle Murphy played me a dirty trick. The phone failed to “synch,” whatever that means, and while the phone still seemed to work fine I could no longer use it to connect the Mac to the internet.

Every time I rebooted the Mac it tried to update the phone. And it failed every time. I was getting a little hot under the collar: If it were just a problem with the phone I’d stick the thing in my pocket and climb to the top of the ridge. But I can’t take my desk...

Sir Robert Peel

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Friday, 22 March

Robert Peel is often considered to be the father of modern policing.  His principles are taught in academic circles and have great weight in the matter of the proper  use of police management.   Years ago, I taught Principles of Police Work a t the local college, in the Sociology department, before they had a criminal justice program, and Peel consumed the first chapter of the text I then used.

The reputation of the police agencies in this country have taken a beating over the past few years.  Most famously in the Obama era, but we continue to struggle with our general reputation, in some part because we tend to forget who we actually serve.   A review of Peel's work will help us to re-focus out efforts in a manner that serves the greater good.  One of my favorite of his principles is:

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. ...
Teen arrested for alleged threats targeting black, minority students at a Charlottesville school... A 17-year-old boy ... The teen, who was not named... [More]
Why the hell not? He's old enough to vote if the Democrats have their way.

And how can we be sure he's not a Jussie Smollet Award candidate?

The Killer Joke

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:55, Friday, 22 March

The student reported the incident to the PSU Bias Review Team, keeping his or her identity a secret. But the person who allegedly made the offending remark, however, was named in the complaint to the administration. [More]
So much for a right to confront your accuser.  Because talk about ugly little hive insects who deserve to have a snitch reputation follow them around for life.

Why do I picture members of the BRT greeting each other with stiff-arm salutes?

[Via Michael G]

When Felkner refused to advocate for policies with which he disagreed, he was given a failing grade in the class. [More]
So is it safe to say that all "social workers" are basically rigidly intolerant commies? Or is that a redundancy?

[Via Michael G]

Same Old Story

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:39, Friday, 22 March

There were no new revelations among the more than 750 pages of documents... [More]
No, of course there weren't.

[Via Michael G]

Young at Heart

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:32, Friday, 22 March

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists [More]
So it only makes perfect Opposite Day "progressive" sense to listen to David Hogg on guns and lower the voting age to 16.

Then again, some people never grow up.

A Yamhill to Die On

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:24, Friday, 22 March

After passionate testimony in favor of protecting Second Amendment rights (in a packed room) and (a few) others claiming the Second Amendment  is obsolete, used by people who “fetishize” firearms, two of three Yamhill County Commissioners voted to kill a Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. [More]
Now the question is if enough motivation exists to replace the rope seller and the dope grower.

Shitholier than Thou

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Friday, 22 March

However, these tragedies in northern Nigeria attracted little international attention. [More]
Maybe we could relieve the pressure on them by importing more African Muslims?

[Via Mack H]

An active-shooter training exercise at an Indiana elementary school in January left teachers with welts and bruises after they were shot with plastic pellets by the local sheriff’s office conducting the session. [More]
Funny...all that "training" and the one thing that would have the best chance was intentionally not part of the curriculum.

[Via bondmen...

Live Free or Don't

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:59, Friday, 22 March

NH House Pushes For Pair Of Gun-Control Measures - Bills would expand background checks to include private sales and transfers, institute seven-day waiting period on purchases. [More]
These guys' jobs just got a whole lot safer.

Right?

[Via bondmen...

The Devil's We Know

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:45, Friday, 22 March

If S.7 becomes law, NO gun owner (and that means YOU) will be protected from the seizure of their firearms. It will not matter that they have not committed a crime; it will not matter that they have not been charged with a crime; and it will not matter that they have never even threatened to commit a crime. And they won’t even realize that it’s happening until the SWAT team bangs on their door at 5am to seize their guns. [More]
The enemies inside the gates can hurt you the worst. And some of them have "A" ratings.

Race-Baiting Harvard

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:05, Friday, 22 March


Daguerrotype of Renty, 1850.

If you are on the Left, no story, however implausible, can be subject to skepticism if it serves the interests of the right people.

AP:

Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands ...

There’s the Life!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:31, Friday, 22 March

Elin McCoy, of Bloomberg, reports on her six-course dinner with lots of vintages tasted at Chateau Lafte-Rothschild.

The intimacy of the evening was reflected in the cuisine familiale menu. We took our seats and soupe VGE arrived—individual tureens filled with delicate broth, winter vegetable, and truffles covered in puff pastry—the first of six courses. To accompany it, Eric picked an intense, truffle-scented 2005 Château L’Evangile from the Rothschilds’ Pomerol estate. Also poured was a smooth, seductive, and rich 1989 Château Duhart-Milon, the...

Guns Can Equalize the Playing Field

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 10:00, Friday, 22 March

An actual balanced piece on gun ownership and guns on campuses. Who’d have thought it was possible. ‘My gun serves as an equalizer’: Raped as a Temple student, she now fights for gun rights. A disturbing story of a campus rape on Temple University’s campus. Public universities in Pennsylvania make their own rules about campus […]

07:55

The Left had better sober up and join an intelligible good faith debate about US immigration policy and the enforcement of existing laws or this will lead to exactly what Brent Tarrant laid out and what Mr. Trump maladroitly hinted at. Instead, of course, we will more likely commence another bootless campaign over guns. Here are some plain facts about that. There are already enough firearms of every sort loose in this land to commence hot civil warfare and they will not be surrendered by their owners. The horses are out of the barn on that one, even if sales of military-style weapons are outlawed. Any effort to confiscate them from people already possessing them will only provoke more overt antagonism between the two poles of American politics — and would probably lead to exactly the sort of violence that sober observers discern on the horizon.

James Howard Kunstler
March 18, 2019
Deadly Serious
[H/T to Chet M.

I don’t think the political left, especially some of the more recent elected representatives, is capable of “an intelligible good faith debate”. Their connection wit...

Nyet, Tovarich.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:35, Friday, 22 March


Yeah, I know “take on the NRA” is just worship-words for the rubes. Hell, you do too – you probably have drinks with your local NRA lobbyist after “work,” don’t you?

But forget the NRA. It’s the gunowners you have to worry about. As some other old fool said many years ago…...

Ian brings the rifle porn…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:41, Friday, 22 March

Oh! Yeah, baby…

I confess to my shame that I was never any good at all at long-range precision shooting – I’ve had a couple of rifles that were more competent than I ever was but never found access to training for one reason or another mostly having to do with cluelessness. But a real “send it” rifle video with my coffee can still get me started in the morning – even though my bashed-in rotator cuffs and glaucoma-dimmed eyes give me the excuse I need to not have to pretend I could use it if I had it.

On Strength

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 05:44, Friday, 22 March


I remember the day well.  I was cleaning out a storage unit that I had rented when I sold my last house, with the last of the lightweight gear loaded in the truck, tied together and down by strands of paracord. Like baling twine to a farmer, it's the thread of life for someone bent on surviving. Shelter building, gear repair, snares, and traps, securing gear either to yourself or your ruck so if you and thick brush do the tango it doesn't come loose. The inside strands can make a fishing net. Hanging food out of reach of animals, makeshift clothesline, a sling, multiple uses for something that coils quietly like a snake in the dark of my pack.

550 cord has its name due to its strength capacity. Each of the 7 strands is rated at 50-foot lbs. It's good to know that info if you need to use the in...

Fake Demand

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:39, Friday, 22 March

Contrary To Media Framing, New Zealanders Are Not Rushing To Give Up Their Guns [More]
But...but...but the KiwiFudds...

And the Newsweek Three...

Why this would mean the DSM has been lying to us to advance an agenda!

[Via Pamnsc]
...

Scarfing It Up

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:21, Friday, 22 March


That reminds me. It's almost time for the slaughter of the lambs. [More]

Probably because Democrats like Northam, who make great political hay out of fighting for “a woman’s right to choose” draw the line at her (and everybody else’s) right to choose firearms as a means of protecting life. [More]
Choose wisely.

Enablers Don't Get a Pass

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:00, Friday, 22 March

Old-time liberals and conservatives seem to understand each other more deeply, more generously than they did in the past: In some new way they see the other’s basic political decency. [More]
And that is why Peggy Noonan continues to be irrelevant to freedom.

What "old-time liberals" have wrought just may end up being the death of us.

Monsters are Real

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:53, Friday, 22 March


I cannot fathom this level of twistedness. [More]

Evil is.

They Know Not What They Do

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:50, Friday, 22 March

What’s more, barely more than a quarter (26 percent) of participants knew how many amendments even comprise the Bill of Rights. In fact, 1 in 5 people wasn’t even familiar with the Bill of Rights when asked. [More]
And the more ignorant they are, the louder and the more furiously they argue.
It's easy to give up something you're oblivious to, especially if you're clueless to the dangers of alternatives promised by deceivers.

Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 22, 2019

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:20, Friday, 22 March

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

 

THE TROUBLE WITH RED FLAG LAWS

...

ANOTHER ANTI-GUNNER BEGINS TO SEE THE LIGHT

by Mas in at 06:48, Friday, 22 March

Thanks to reader Christopher Ferris for sending this along. My compliments to the author of that article.  I wish all anti-gunners were so open-minded and willing to re-analyze their position. … Read more

Lots of Dots

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:25, Friday, 22 March



...

Lissa is back blogging

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:46, Friday, 22 March

Long time readers here will remember a number of links to Lissa, a fellow member of the Northeast Gunbloggers.  She posted a lot about how she came to be a shooter.  She's back blogging now after a hiatus.  You might want to go check her place out.

and had an interesting target(I'm skipping the other stuff, at least for now).

This is .45-70, using the Lyman 340-grain hollowpoint* cast of 20-1, over 29.5 grains of A5744 propellant.  Used the sizing die to iron out the mouth flare and crimp it.  100 yards.

What makes it real interesting is that on two shots, looking through the scope, I thought I'd somehow missed the whole target, which didn't make sense: I've had good results with this com...

to extend control over what people are allowed to hear and see.
In the wake of the attacks, the prime minister promised to keep the murderer “nameless,” and the internet promptly obliged by flushing the perpetrator’s identity down the memory hole. New Zealanders’ access to online material about him was blocked. In what has become standing operating procedure after mass attacks, social media accounts connected to the perpetrator disappeared. Internet service providers in New Zealand blocked access to sites like 4chan, 8chan, LiveLeak, and the file-sharing site Mega if the sites did not take down material related to the shooting.

Ardern then announced that the government would consider further policing social media, saying, “We will look at the role that social media played and what steps we can take, including on the international stage and in unison with our partners.”
And places like Fecesbook and Twatter couldn't wait to fall int...

Forced “contributions”

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Friday, 22 March

By Nathan Barton

The good people over at the Acton Institute recently published an appeal from East Africa: “Don’t export Germany’s church tax to Africa.”

To which I add a hearty “Amen.”

The German system is not just a merger of church and state, but an affront to liberty and to the very religion (that of Christ Jesus) it supposedly supports.

Let me quote extensively from Ibrahim Anoba’s article:

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga [of Kampala] has called on the government of Uganda to institute a compulsory “church tax,” modeled on the German system. “Catholics just pick whatever they get from their pockets and give it, but the tithe the Bible talks about means that you pay 10 percent of your monthly salary,” he said. And he wants the state to rec...

Just Because You Know Someone…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Friday, 22 March

That doesn’t mean they can’t be a threat. They knew him, and he attacked them. Update: Coroner identifies man killed during attempted home invasion. The gun-hating-Left loves to warn you that you might shoot someone you know, but what they miss is that you are more likely to have trouble with people you know. When […]

F*c*book’s Latest Security Insanity

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Friday, 22 March

F*c*book hates privacy. Why would they worry about yours? Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years. How do you get Hundreds of Millions of passwords stored in plaintext? Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications that logged unencrypted password data for Facebook users […]

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served… Naked?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:44, Friday, 22 March

I love the way this guy thinks. Homeowner puts up nude mannequins to get back at neighbor. The neighbor complained that the fence was too high, and he had to take it down or pay 500 bucks a day. So he had a friend come by and cut it down to the regulation 36 inches. […]

L118A2: Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 22 March

After the British adoption of the Accuracy International PM as the L96A1 sniper rifle, other nations began to give a very serious look at the company and its rifles. One of the first was Sweden, which requested a rifle like the PM/L96 but with a few changes to better suit the northern environment of Scandinavia. The bolt body surface area was reduced with scalloped relief cut to prevent ice form locking up the bolt, and a 3-position safety designed to allow the bolt to be cycled while still locking the trigger. Use of the rifle with gloves was eased by increasing the size of the stock thumbhole and giving the magazine floor plates protruding grasping tabs. The result was an excellent rifle, and was adopted into service by the Swedes in 7.62mm NATO, becoming known as the Accuracy International “Arctic Warfare.”

British special forces took note of the improvements, and opted to purchase some of the Arctic Warfare rifles themselves. While the...

Guntec USA Introduce 9mm AR-15 Mag Adapter

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Friday, 22 March

As the pistol calibre carbine market continues to grow in popularity, Guntec USA, based in Scottsdale, AZ, have announced the launch of their 9x19mm AR-15 magazine adapter. Guntec’s adapter has an aluminium body with steel inserts, including the extractor, it works with the classic Colt submachine gun magazines and holds the bolt open on the last […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James takes you behind the scenes of the Outdoor Network program, Hollywood Weapons, which is also available for streaming on Netflix. As you will see from this mini-documentary, Hollywood Weapons is an excellent show for firearms enthusiasts, gun guys, special effects nerds, and movie buffs as well. The show looks […]

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Weatherby 18iWyoming-based Weatherby have announced the launch of a new line of 12 gauge inertia action shotguns. Weatherby recently made the move from California to Wyoming and are launching the new 18i Italian-made shotguns as their first line launched from their new home. Here’s Weatherby’s press release on the new shotguns: Weatherby is proud to announce […]

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04:55

"...at a record rate.  Why can't America enact gun safety bans like some other civilized countries?"

Sheesh, NPR.  That Liberty thing is really hard to snuff out, you are finding?  Sure some folks have no use for freedom and are easy to cow, but we were lucky enough here that we started on a stong freedom footing more than 200 years ago.  So it's a much longer slippery slope to push down.

Hurry, tho.  There is a super majority of Shall Issue CCW states, and 16 Constitutional Carry states, and all came about without a push from pro gun billionaires, and often up against gun ban billionaires.  Get a few more and an Amendment could conceivable be passed requiring folks to own a gun.  No one wants that.

Golly, imagine if there was a pro gun version of George Soros?

Anyway, I am thankful for our checks and balances and that we are not some over-emotional ...

As curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, in Cody, Wyoming, Ashley Hlebinsky’s latest and most important duty is managing a massive renovation project at the museum, with a deadline of July 6, 2019. Along with the obligation of running a major firearms museum, Ashley co-hosted “Master of Arms” last year on the Discovery Channel, a show that tasked craftsmen with building 2 historical weapons. She also has a video series for Recoil magazine; is a producer and expert on “Gun Stories,” with Joe Mantegna; museum consultant; expert witness and certified firearms instructor.

Ashley Hlebinsky ...

I fished my first year 2018 with LBAA as a Co-Angler, I have learned to be very flexible with tackle choices, colors/ size. Co anglers sometimes are put into many different situations.  They have to become adaptable to the water conditions/depths.  The real challenge is fishing behind the Pro, fishing with several different Pros during pre-fish and tournament days. We sometimes are faced with fishing in the shallowest of waters to the deepest of waters and ledges, also from clear water to stained water. You will always need to be prepared to fish whatever is thrown at you each time you get into the co seat.  The main thing is to fish your strength.

LBAA Daisey Brumley Co-Angler...

01:55

As the Left prepares itself for the disappointment of the Mueller report, the Hill reports:

Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman ...

Nice!  I didn’t expect this type of interview from Google:

The interview is done in the style of a podcast, so you can always put it on in the background if you don’t have 46 minutes to look at a screen.  It’s a good interview.  Chris Cheng is great.  For some reason I slept on podcasts for so long, but now...

DOOM Annihilation Movie Trailer

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Friday, 22 March

This looks like hot garbage:

I just want to see the BFG in action… I probably won’t be able to watch the rest though, it looks really bad.

0:26 – We can see what the BFG looks like anyways.

I’m kind of over the whole DOOM franchise now.  I have fond memories of playing it, but that’s where it stops for me.

Thoughts?

...

Thursday, 21 March

21:55

Ammo Can Giveaway

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 21:52, Thursday, 21 March

Bulk Munitions has an ammo can giveway.  The only virtue of ammo cans, in my opinion is that they provide EMP shielding for your ammo.  (You may need a lead to ground from the can to make this work.  I would love to test this, but the neighbors would likely get testy if I set off even a subkiloton device to test it.)

In the last several days, Thunderbird on my wife's PC suddenly stopped retrieving messages or sending them with a variety of utterly useless error messages.  Hostrocket technical support has been very helpful.  As much as I dislike Microsoft, Outlook works!

I just realized I never shared this podcast here on the blog. Silly me! It’s a fun and in depth interview with show host, Lloyd Bailey. Here are the details: In this week’s episode we meet World Champion Julie Golob. Julie is an author, and activist, a mom, and a the first and only 7-division […]

“Change is the only constant in the universe.” If you assume nothing will change, you will get run-over by inevitability. Courtland could ‘run out of money’ if golf course doesn’t sell. There was a paper mill in the town. They assumed that it would be there forever. It wasn’t there forever. In 1999 – assuming […]

17:55

See....  Normally When someone goes "The Founders Would never have Imagined X when they were drafting the bill of Rights!"

That argument is used to say that gun control is (up to even banning handguns) is a-okay.

And the obvious rejoined is.  Well does this apply to First Amendment?  The Founders couldn't imagine internet and TV and...

Well this letter to the editor the New York Times published decided that was a good argument for speech control.  (One of three that they decided to highlight)


Unmoderated internet echo chambers are a danger that the founding fathers never envisioned when they wrote the First Amendment.
...
Americans love the First Amendment, but as with the Second Amendment, we have to have a conversation. In this digital era, is unrestricted free speech worth the proliferation of hate, and potentially more tragic events like those in New Zealand?

Welp.

So the PM of New Zealand is strutting about with how "they did something" And she's oh so proud to announce that in a week (Take that Australia!) she's made her gun control. And is demanding the proles turn in their guns. So far 37 (which is weak for a neighborhood buyback level)
And all the gun control advocates are cheering. Except... the bans aren't even before parliament yet. ...

Linda Carbine: new on Shooting Illustrated

in Oleg Volk at 17:14, Thursday, 21 March

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

...

More on the Decline and Fall of Seattle

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:08, Thursday, 21 March

Business people are disgusted with the situation they find themselves in. Seattle business owner frustrated over repeat offenders chases, tackles a gunman. It’s the same business Q13 News talked to just last month about repeat offenders targeting their store. The significance of Friday’s incident isn’t just about the play by play of what happened, it’s […]

Carry glockThe Glock evokes a lot of emotion from the TFB community. It’s amusing. You have people who are Glock haters, many times because the Glock is the “Toyota Camry” of the gun industry: Reliable, prolific, “boring.” And then you have the tuners who will modify their stock Glock beyond recognition, and even go so far […]

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POTD: M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS)

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:58, Thursday, 21 March

Today’s Picture is a rather odd firearm. It has one of the largest charging handles I’ve ever seen, but there’s a good reason for that as you have to push the shotgun cartridge forward to chamber it. The M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) is the military version of C-More Systems Lightweight Shotgun System (known […]

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Interview with Ash Hess – KAC Employee Who Won a DMR Match With an SBR (1)I was recently contacted by Corey Wardrop, Knight’s Armament Company employee and a former TFB TV videographer, who said that he has a story that might be interesting for TFB readers. Of course, I was all ears and when I learned that Ash Hess, one of Corey’s colleagues at KAC, won a DMR match with […]

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14:55

3/21/19 Chronicle of Higher Education: It includes something even more dangerous to the Left.  Study of making universities risk-sharers with their students on loans.  Watch the risk-sharing idea get turned into "Trump is against the liberal arts" and "why is he trying to bankrupt America's best universities?" If abolishing tuition is cool, order private universities receiving federal funding to stop charging tuition. They can take it out of their endowments or reduce faculty and staff salaries. Then watch the screaming.

Made For Idiots

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:40, Thursday, 21 March

My dad called them idiot lights, and I'm starting to believe it.  I found this little icon o my dash board when I started for work this morning.


Evidently, my washer fluid is low.  What a tragedy.  The first car I ever had didn't even have a windshield fluid reservoir.  My second car had one, but it had a manual pump that you had to pump to get water on the windshield.

Now, the car tells you when the washer fluid is low.  They are making cars for idiots.
Commandant of the Marines Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’ [More]
To who?

Whose secured borders are more vital to the interests of the Republic?

Say, you're not gonna turn out to be one of those generals who sign up with Giffords after you retire, are you?


There Will Be Blood

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:58, Thursday, 21 March

If switchblade knives are too dangerous to be sold in Virginia, we should not facilitate their sale and distribution in other states. [More]
That's a big "if." Because face it, if you can't be trusted with a switchblade, have I got an adaptation on a law for you.

Fortunately, and I have never heard these two words used together before this, we now have "menstrual equity," which I presume applies to those who agree with the governor on knives...

[Via Mack H...
Obama-appointed judge: Illegal who used fake document to get driver’s license didn’t break law [More]
Somewhere between subverting the supreme Law and the law being what they say it is, something's gotta give.

[Via Michael G]

Fox News Publishes Opinion Piece in Support of Ending Electoral College [More]
Shepard Smith, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Donna Brazile, and now, oh damn, the conservative fascists just hired alt/right icon Paul Ryan...

[Via Mack H]

Damn Bill of Rights!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:45, Thursday, 21 March

It took one mass shooting for New Zealand to ban assault weapons - The US’s unique politics and political system make it much harder for America to take similarly swift action. [More]
What can I say besides "Vox"?

[Via Bluesgal]

I Hate It When This Happens

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:36, Thursday, 21 March

Man throws shoe with gun in it at cockroach, bullet strikes him in foot [More]
That's one of the reasons I started putting my gun in a sock I can hold on to.

[Via Steve T

"Real action" and "leadership" so far.... [More]

I'd have said "suicide," but then, I'm one of those hateful extremists the "forward-thinking" people warn you about.

I'll be in Dallas/Richardson next Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (including evenings).  Anyone want to meet up for beer and conversation?  Ping me by email (borepatch at gmail) or leave a comment.

Moderate Politicians and Compromise

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:00, Thursday, 21 March

By Mama Liberty

PEDRO BOTTERO: Dezembro 2016

Moderate, middle of the road, willing to compromise… all familiar words in the political world. But I wonder how many people truly think about that and take it to its logical conclusion.

Publisher’s Note: This commentary was first posted by Mama Liberty on 24 September 32012. It is no less true today than it was then. Please, read on, and share!

How about this as an example:

A guy comes to you and demands your wallet. You refuse. He proposes a “compromise.” You only need to give him half of your stuff and you can keep the rest.  You going for that? Why not? He got half of what he wanted and you got half of what you wanted… so what’s to complain about? Isn’t that the political definition of compromise?

Sadly, that’s EXACTLY the sort of “compromise” the politicians make nearly every time they get together. Heads they win and tails we lose. And, incredibly, the same s...

“Florida Man” Wants Egg Rolls

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:15, Thursday, 21 March

Peak Florida. At least for today. Florida man arrested, accused of shoving woman to get to egg rolls. The report says Johnson kept ringing the doorbell even after she told him she wasn’t letting him in. The report says Johnson wanted to come in and eat egg rolls that were in the house, so the […]

Sig Sauer AmmunitionOk, so there are more than just five items on my list; I couldn’t decide which of the SIG Sauer ammunition should take the top five slots. But since SIG has been nice enough to supply me with ammo for decibel testing for TFB’s Silencer Saturday, I thought it would be a good idea to […]

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Recent research from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Boston University made headlines in several non-specialized blogs and media, thanks to its potential. Boston Engineers managed to design and manufacture a noise canceling barrier which allows airflow to pass through. The team of Engineers set forth on developing a sound barrier that could, for example, […]

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Let’s try this again…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:47, Thursday, 21 March

I’m intermittently getting drips from the front of the Jeep’s engine, even after replacing the thermostat housing and gasket. So Monday I brought home a gasket and a new tube of sealant, and we’re trying it again…


And if this doesn’t fix it – and I ...

Florida Man

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:00, Thursday, 21 March

It's a meme.  Google "Florida Man" with your birthday and see what pops up.  I got "Florida man captures record 18-foot Burmese python, the largest in the state"

New Zealand Convulses

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Thursday, 21 March

I admit that I know very little about New Zealand, except that I have heard it is a beautiful country.  But, the liberals are in charge and they suffered an horrific crime last week.  Now, they're convulsing.

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.
I wonder, while they're at it, if they are going to ban murder?  Quite honestly, I don't believe that they have thought this through.
 "Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terror attack on Friday will be banned," Ardern continued, adding that she hoped the law would be in place by April 11. "This legislation will be drafted and introduced in urgency."
I'm always skeptical of  anything produced in urgency. 
As a result, many people who legally owned certain firearms will no ...


But if we let them have free speech, we have to let everybody have free speech! [More]

They're clearly not in anybody's way, so the priority here is to use BS "rules" as an excuse to harass and intimidate.

What an ugly world the domestic enemies are bringing about.

[Via Michael G]

The Times They are a-Changin?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:36, Thursday, 21 March

Tectonic plates are moving underneath Fox News [More]
Nah. Like father like son.

The controlled opposition is just getting a little more controlling.  But like "moderate" Republicans, they'll still be held out as "right-wing," moving the center line further to the left and further securing the meme that anyone who doesn't move with it is a monster to be purged or destroyed.

[Via Mack H]

Follow the Money

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:23, Thursday, 21 March

“It offers a big clue as to why these countries are giving only token efforts to stem the tide of migrants to the United States, especially El Salvador and Honduras.” [More]
Why would they? What's in it for them? Aside from reducing their cut?

[Via Mack H]

The Professor Harold Hill Award

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:18, Thursday, 21 March

80-YEAR-OLD MAN RAISES $250K FOR BERNIE AND BETO. BUYS MERCEDES INSTEAD, FEDS SAY [More]
That's the feel-good story of the week. I hope he also got some hookers with that for his last hurrah.

Now he'll get three hots and a cot and free medical care until checkout time.

I do challenge U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman's "hard-earned money" characterization for most of the freaks who thought this was a good idea.

US weapons are feeding the crisis in Mexico [More]
Back full circle to pre-Gunwalker exposure agitprop, I see...

I don't suppose the same people trying to swindle us (again) are interested in, you know, securing the line...?

[Via bondmen...
A former Birmingham police officer arrested more than four years ago on allegations he sexually abused a child and raped an adult woman has been sentenced to serve six months in the Shelby County Jail. [More]
After which I'm sure he'll be safe to release back into the wild, right?

[Via Neil W]

And the Kiwi Kapos Weigh In

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:53, Thursday, 21 March

Fish and Game, which represents 150,000 anglers and game bird hunters, supports a ban on military assault rifles. [More]
It's Zumborrific!

[Via Roger J]

"[Cook County State's Attorney Kim] Foxx recused herself late in the investigation, but only after she intervened in the case by asking Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation over to the FBI at the request of a Smollett relative and a former Obama administration official, according to newly-released emails and text messages," CWB Chicago reported. [More]
"Progressives" benefiting from connections in everything from college admissions to basic justice. Is there anything they don't deserve?

And why is it automatically assumed that turning things over to the FBI will work in their favor?

[Via ...

Selective Sanctuary

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:54, Thursday, 21 March

The Attorney General has stated that Sheriffs that won't enforce a law should resign, even if the Sheriff believes the law is unconstitutional. Let's take this a step further, currently the Colorado Legislature is working towards making it illegal for Sheriffs in Colorado to allow ICE into their facilities for the purpose of investigating 'civil' immigration charges. [More]
Weiser wants it both ways. And Colorado voters stupid enough to elect Democrats will give it to him.

[Via cydl]
...
PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons and all assault rifles [More]
But that's OK because we're having Burqa Day!

[Via Roger J]...
“We’re looking at a target of 1 million,” he said. “We’ve got over 3 million people eligible to vote, and that’s to say nothing of the 1.4 million returning citizens” — former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year. [More]
And what about their right to keep and bear arms?

Will It Be More than Symbolic?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:32, Thursday, 21 March

Missouri may have just made the most monumental step towards freedom and individual liberty since the signing of the Bill of Rights. In an upcoming vote by Missouri’s state senate, the state is expected to pass a bill that would nullify ALL Federal gun laws and regulations, and make enforcement of those laws by federal officers within the State of Missouri a criminal offense. [More]
I'm reminded of Stalin's question about the Pope.  Or if they lose in federal court do they intend to obey?

[Via ...
Police in Britain so hamstrung investigating frivolous hate crimes they can’t respond to real ones [More]
Hey, there's nothing frivolous about the end goals of all this.

[Via Michael G]

Brazen shooting caught on video [More]
If that's not an argument for disarming you and me, I don't know what is.

[Via bondmen]

Fremont Destroyed Decades of Police Misconduct Records Shortly Before Transparency Law Took Effect [More]
What's that line that starts "If you've got nothing to hide..."?

[Via Michael G]

Jail worker accused of having sex with inmate [More]
Why do you think they call 'em "screws"?

[Via bondmen]

This is interesting:

Like it’s predecessor, SB613, Bill SB367 and it’s companion, House Bill HB786, would prevent all state agencies and their employees from enforcing any federal law that infringes the Second Amendment in any way, including gun registrations, fees, fines, licenses and bans. Originally authored in 2014, a ...

there were actually very few.  Surprised?

Considering the media, I'm not.

Let's also consider this from Mr. Williamson:

which will probably cause the authorities in New Zealand to want him arrested for hate speech or something.


Babylon Bee:

A number of Democrats have proposed changes to the structure of government that they think would help them win, such as lowering the voting age to 16, abolishing the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and changing how Senate seats are allocated. Now, though, some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are attacking the heart of the matter: what they call an “out...

What a Face!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:20, Thursday, 21 March

Atlantic puffin, Fratercula arctica.

HT: Karen L. Myers.

Outlaw SoapsManly smelling soap isn’t the most gun related product announcement you’ll see on TFB, but keeping you aware of products that exude gunnery counts, right?  Perhaps you’ve been looking for something to replace your Hoppe’s No. 9 makeshift cologne that your significant other has been complaining about.  Outlaw Soaps create a variety of western themed soaps. […]

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LSI Citadel’s RS-S1 Shotgun Begins Shipping

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 21 March

RS-S1 shotgunLegacy Sports International have announced their Vepr 12-style magazine fed 12 gauge shotgun the Citadel RS-S1 is now shipping. Here’s what they have to say about the new shotgun: One of the most versatile shotguns to have this year is the new Citadel Semi-Automatic RS-S1 Shotgun, based on the popular AK platform. The RS-S1 is […]

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qpro defenseIf you have never shot long range before and are entertaining joining a league or getting yourself more educated on the burgeoning sport, this is a great opportunity! Modular Driven Technologies (MDT), the world-class manufacturer of after-market stocks for...

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When attempting to get the best long range accuracy there are a number of contributing factors. Some of the are

  • The firearm components including barrel, scope, bedding of the stock, etc.
    • The consistency of the bullet in weight, jacket thickness consistency, and shape
      • The consistency of the primers
      • The consistency of the shell casing
      • The consistency of the powder
      • The consistency of the powder charge

      When reloading these last five are the ones you have most under your control. You buy match grade bullets and primers and obtain good brass. You might even weight each piece of brass and turn the necks to be uniform.

      The muzzle velocity variation is a major contributor at the longer ranges. Suppose you are shooting a 69 grain Sierra Match King bullet with a BC of 0.301 at a MV of 3000 fps.

      Here are the odds of getting a 0.5 MOA result at various ranges assuming everything else is perfect (zero wind, perfect bullets, etc.) with the muzzle velocity variation the only contribution to the inaccuracy (via ...

      Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

      by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 21 March

      Now we must say goodbye to this fair country whose government toiled tirelessly to create the safety, fairness  and luxury that all demanded, and that everyone knew could be created by passing just the right laws. Through it all, the people vigorously safe-guarded their tradition of firearms ownership. But they never knew – and never learned – that preserving a tradition and a way of life is not the same as preserving liberty. And they never knew – and never learned – that it’s not about guns.

      Jeff Snyder
      2001
      Nation of Cowards, Walter Mitty’s Second Amendment, page 150.
      [Further insight, extrapolation, and consequences made possible by this observation is left as an exercise for the reader.—Joe]

      Well Crud, H9!

      by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Thursday, 21 March

      I like the pistol.  The Hudson H9 'retailed' for $1100 when I got it, but that's not what I paid.  But now on a Going Out of Business sale?  I might get a second.  Just because.  Shame they didn't work it out.

      It's a good pistol.  After I figured out the issue I had with the extractor.  I guess it is failing because it isn't good enough.  It's not head and shoulders above pistols at that price point.   It's only good.  It needed to be great or to get super fashionable for some reason or both.  A movie where a Dirty Harry type carried one might have done the trick.  Something like that.

      If anyone has a question about it, holla.  I might be able to answer you.  Like:  One thing about the lowered barrel and barrel hood means the weapon mounted light is much lower.  That'll annoy people used to the weapon mounted light being in a better place. 

      [update:  No, the price has no...

      The Gas Station Clerk

      by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:11, Thursday, 21 March

      Written by: Greg Ellifritz

       

      *I posted the article below on my Facebook page a couple days ago.  I got a lot of feedback and the post generated a massive amount of commentary.  Several people asked me to expand upon my original post and turn it into an article on my site for those who don’t follow Facebook.

      That’s what I’ve done.  The original post is first and then I answer a couple reader questions at the end.

      -Greg

       

      While I was at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference last weekend, I attended a class called “Surviving Extreme Events” taught by John Holschen. I’ve taken several of John’s classes over the years. I really appreciate his experience and perspective on the issues he discusses. He’s one of the best tactical instructors in the business.

       

      This particular class focused on strategies that the armed citizen might use to successfully survive an active killer attack or terrorist bombing. His entire presentation was phenomenal but one particular concept sta...

      Retro WON: Bow Tuning 101

      by Emily Houston Monroe in Hunting, shooting, fishing and adventure for women by women at 03:15, Thursday, 21 March

      If you kept up with The WON last month, then you’re probably pretty intrigued by the sport of archery. Let’s assume you’ve gotten your hands on a bow, have found a place to shoot, and are ready to start. Besides finding a coach to help you with your technique, you’re going to need to tune your bow. Tuning is the process of setting up your “stick and string” to shoot accurately.

      A tuned bow is a happy bow, and a happy bow shoots great groups! (Emily Monroe photo)

      In last month’s column, I detailed what you would need to start shooting a compound bow. Although a lot of factors combine to make a bow accurate, I’m going to specifically focus on your sights, arrow rest and stabilizers.

      Sights

      There are quite a few options for bow sights, and depending on your tastes, brand preferences and budget, you can go in a few different directions. Most hunting and beginner bow sights use fiber-optic pi...

      Win gunnie stuff

      by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:37, Thursday, 21 March

      Jamie emails to say that Bulk Munitions is giving away a new .50 cal steel ammo can with stuff.  The contest is open to people in the lower 48 states only (Sorry, Rev Paul and Glen).

      The CDC is Lying to You

      by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 04:45, Thursday, 21 March

      [Ed: We are pleased to repost this research with permission by DRGO ally Carl Bussjaeger, originally published March 12 at The Zelman Partisans, a no compromise Jewish gun rights organization for everyone. CDC and other government data may be the best available, but that doesn’t mean they’re accurate. Doctors don’t search through 150,000 codes to […]

      In fact you’re more likely to run into problems with someone you know. DeSoto County man shoots neighbor in self-defense, sheriff’s office says. Investigators said James Leon Newman, 69, shot his neighbor Lucian “Butch” Angelo, 78, around 3 p.m. after an argument turned into a physical altercation at a home in the 8700 block of […]

      Nuclear Fuel Convoy Comes Under Attack in Brazil

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Thursday, 21 March

      One more thing to worry about. Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis. Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say. The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled […]

      The Statistics on Cyber Attacks

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:41, Thursday, 21 March

      The statistics, as always, are interesting. Cybercrime by the numbers: Corporate ‘consequences’ mount to $13M. $13 million: The average cost of cybercrime for a company in 2018 Cybercrime hit the banking and utility sectors the hardest; both industries faced an increase from 2017. In 2018, cybercrime cost the banking industry about $18 million and utilities […]

      Q&A 27: Machine Guns with John Keene

      by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 21 March

      https://youtu.be/cssjmceX0gI

      For today’s Q&A, I am joined by John Keene, retired US Army Master Sergeant and NFA specialist for the Morphy auction company (and for the James D Julia company before their acquisition by Morphy’s). John has a tremendous knowledge of machine guns, the machine gun collecting community, and the legal issues surrounding it. We have some great questions from Patrons, and I think you will really enjoy the show today! Timestamps for questions:

      0:00:52 – Favorite WW2 machine gun to handle or shoot?

      0:02:28 – What transferrable MG is the best investment?

      0:03:47 – What delayed development of large-caliber heavy MGs like the M2?

      0:05:20 – If the NFA registry for machine guns was reopened, would you be happy?

      0:10:14 – US copy of the MG42 in .30-06
      US training film about German MGs: https://youtu.be/Oyj-ZHXFKQI?t=96

      0:15:40 – Is the Browning M2 still made or are the guns all WW2 vintage?

      0:16:51 – What MG deserved more attention than it got?

      0:20:42 – Opinion on Soviet MGs?

      0:23:39 – Why did the Germans have high ra...

      NEW Nighthawk Custom Interchangeable Optic System (IOS) Upgrade

      by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 21 March

      Interchangeable Optic SystemWith the exponential growth and desire for handgun shooters to use red dot optics, more and more firearm manufacturers are offering catalog models with that ability readily available. Most of the time though it is only specific models offered by a gun maker that consumers would have to settle for. Nighthawk Custom is taking the […]

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      Chag Purim Samach 2019

      by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 01:35, Thursday, 21 March

      Today is the 14th day of Adar, a month of joy. I would add a month of triumph as well. The story of Esther is interesting for many reasons, one of them is there are no open miracles, in fact the name of G-d doesn’t appear in the story at all. The miracles of the story are evident only in hindsight. It can be that way in our everyday lives as well. Things that are absolute miracles are only seen clearly when we look backwards.

      The Shabbat before Purim is known as Shabbat Zachor, and after we heard our regular lesson on Parashat Vayikra, we then read how the Amalekites attacked us as we left Egypt. Devarim/Deuteronomy 25:17-19

      17You shall remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you went out of Egypt,

      18how he happened upon you on the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear, when you were faint and weary, and he did not fear God.

      ...

      Wednesday, 20 March

      23:55

      By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 20, 2019 Spyderco Knives has just introduced a very cool semi-custom combat/tactical folder (folding knife) designed by Argentinean custom knifemaker Javier Vogt called the Spyderco Tropen (C237G), and it’s definitely worthy of discussion here on DefenseReview (DR). DR got a chance to view and handle the ...

      Advocates for Change. The Law Office of Mark Knapp PLLC has persuaded many municipalities to make municipal laws and policies compliant with Washington State’s Firearms Preemption law.  Thus, state, municipal, and private institutions are discussing whether to change their policies. There is increasing recognition that armed citizens can help stop random violence. Throughout these institutions there […]

      The post The Time to Stop the Carnage is Now; Enforcing Washington State’s Firearms Preemption Law appeared first on The Law Office of Mark Knapp.

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      Wordless Wednesday - Office Antics

      by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 19:09, Wednesday, 20 March



      ...

      The EU Firearms Directive – Latest News from Spain

      by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      TFB has reported about the EU Firearms Directive (called the EU Gun Ban) before, and as the directive now slowly is settling around the various EU countries we continue to report about the development. We do this from a firearms legislation standpoint, not a political one. In short, the EU directive lists the Union’s minimum […]

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      POTD: Malt Liquor with a Brown Paper Bag from Autonomous Armory

      by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 16:59, Wednesday, 20 March

      autonomous armoryEvery once in a while when you are mindlessly thumbing through your newsfeed on Facebook you come across something extraordinary! For me recently, that extraordinary thing came in the form of Malt Liquor on the side of a Hi-Point. A small custom shop named Autonomous Armory delivered a special paint job to one of their […]

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      Race to "Do SOMEthing!"

      by The Jack in Assorted Meanderings at 13:24, Wednesday, 20 March

      Interesting.

      ...

      I LOVE SPRING!!

      by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 13:08, Wednesday, 20 March


      I have to chuckle at myself over how much bitching I’ve done in the past few months. On most earlier years a winter as harsh as this one has been would have driven me right out, if I could have found another place to go. But it was actually very comfortable most of the time, because I&...

      Sprung?

      by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      I think it's supposed to be Spring.....  NOW.

      Great Discussion

      by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:35, Wednesday, 20 March

      A great discussion from two very well known gun guys about why the 1911 is still a dam fine pistol.



      Hat tip: Knucklegraggin'

      As Long as It Sells

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:25, Wednesday, 20 March

      How Long Will Media Use SPLC’s Garbage Hate List To Smear People? [More]
      James Simpson shows us what's being deliberately ignored, that is, he shows us gross betrayals of public trust to advance a subversive agenda.

      Me, I'm still waiting to see if any officers of the court have a professional duty to report anything...

      And I'm suddenly in the mood for some classic Vanderboegh...

      Showdown

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:56, Wednesday, 20 March

      CONSTITUTIONAL STAND-OFF: State AG Tells Sheriffs to Resign or Enforce Red Flag Law [More]
      I guess Phil Weiser's mother being born in a German concentration camp taught him nothing about citizen disarmament.

      [Via cydl]

      Time At The Range

      by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 15:34, Wednesday, 20 March

      When I walked by the hall thermostat on Monday morning my hopes of hitting the range that day seemed suddenly at risk. But as the morning progressed, I realized I would not be deterred by the blundering prognosticators. Though cool outside, the skies were blue all afternoon.

      They're just making stuff up
      Taking an afternoon break from my work, I grabbed the range gear and made a dash for the range. I started out with the SIG P320 Compact, shooting with slow triggers pull...

      We don’t need no stinking due process

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:45, Wednesday, 20 March

      Democrats are pushing the “No fly, no buy” nonsense again. It’s impossible to know if you’re on the list at any given time, other than at the airport.

      Shocking

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:43, Wednesday, 20 March

      Handy to know

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:42, Wednesday, 20 March

      What media bias?

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:41, Wednesday, 20 March

      “journalism”:

      Reporters at the Times have made 100 FOIA requests since Trump took office just over two years ago, a 669 percent increase of the number of FOIA requests it made during the four years of Obama’s second term.

      A damn fine read

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:40, Wednesday, 20 March

      Gun Porn

      by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:39, Wednesday, 20 March

      Physical Control and DUI in Washington State. What is the difference between a charge of Physical Control of Vehicle and DUI in Washington state? The State needs to prove that you were driving while impaired in a DUI case. However, the Prosecutor does not need to prove you were driving or even behind the wheel […]

      The post Physical Control of a Vehicle & DUI Defense in Spokane, Washington appeared first on The Law Office of Mark Knapp.

      HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Browning SUPER Hi-Power

      by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      Welcome everyone to our fourth edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this a sweet deal or […]

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      ...

      Black Pocket Tee Shirts

      by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:13, Wednesday, 20 March

      I had a doctor's appointment this morning, so I took a sick day.  I have a lot of sick time saved, and I'm going to lose it all next week, so rather than take the few hours the appointment needed, I took the whole day.  For, you see, I"m retiring.  My last duty day is March 28th.  On March 29th, I'll turn in my gear and begin the weekend.  My first day of paid retirement is April 1st.

      I was doing laundry this afternoon, folding a big pile of black, pocket, tee-shirts, and realized that I have worn these for several decades because that's what uniform comps wear.  They are getting somewhat shabby, and they'll be converted to shop rags soon, but I'll have to decided wht to wear every day, something that I haven't had to do since I met Belle.

      I had retired when I met Belle and was doing contract work but went back in uniform shortly after we met.  I've been a cop for most of my adult life, over 37 years behind the badge, and it will be over very soon.  Next week is going to be bitter-sweet, but I intend to work my last duty day just like I worked the first one.  When my shift is over, I'm sure that it will hit me, but ...

      Why Not Ask the Experts?

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:44, Wednesday, 20 March

      Data Review Contradicts Hickenlooper Claim on Colo. Gun-Check Law - Law had little impact on number of background checks [More]
      I think the proof would be in what these guys think of it.

      [Via Jess]

      Queen of Pain

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:47, Wednesday, 20 March

      ‘What a damn monster’! Kirsten Gillibrand’s getting roundly shredded for this ‘horrific’ take on the opioid crisis [More]
      Sorry, "your body your choice" only works for what she wants. Plus, be honest: She gets off on it.

      [Via Michael G]

      Founding-era legislatures did not strip felons of the right to bear arms simply because of their status as felons. [More]
      Looks like the William Barr/Chuck Schumer tag team feels differently.

      [Via Michael G]

      Dreaming of a CAIR-Free Existence

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Wednesday, 20 March

      Never Forget: CAIR's Dirty Deeds [More]
      While we're still "allowed" to talk about them...

      [Via Michael G]

      And the Treason Continues

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:10, Wednesday, 20 March

      Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday rejected two Republican-backed immigration bills that would have banned “sanctuary city” policies and required local law enforcement agencies to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented immigrants in their custody. [More]
      I guess when you're this useful to the cause, a few youthful indiscretions can be minimized and allowed to die down.

      [Via Mack H]

      Amnesty for illegals only encourages more illegal immigration while giving Democrats a permanent monopoly over US elections and government by handing them millions of new voters. [More]
      But what does this have to do with that "single issue"?

      [Via Felix B...
      The Broadway revival of "OKLAHOMA!" is taking a step toward reducing gun violence. For each gun prop used on stage and in decorations, the production will donate money to help destroy illegal guns circulating on the streets. In all, the show will donate $10,000 for the more than 100 gun props used, said "OKLAHOMA!" producer Eva Price. [More]
      But "the initiative is not a political movement." Honest.

      [Via Dave Licht]

      The Heartbreak of TDS

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:50, Wednesday, 20 March

      A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump. [More]
      So it's Trump's fault?

      [Via Jess]

      Spring has sprung

      by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:56, Wednesday, 20 March

      And if you ask me, not a moment too soon.  To celebrate, here's the canonical Spring Has Sprung song:



      I hope the owner of Peter's $1.5M pigeon has hidden it for the day ...

      Midweek Link Roundup

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 11:29, Wednesday, 20 March

      Evi L Bloggerlady – Emma Eliza Regan. Independent Sentinel: Omar AmPowBlog: Weather Report The Right Way: Link-O-Rama Proof Positive: Best Of The Web The OK Corral : Sunday Services Hogewash: Comment on Christchurch Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 03.18.19. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Chicago & Corrupt Politicians EBL: Nebraska Flooding, […]

      Oss Official suppressor IWIIf you haven’t followed our recent coverage of OSS Suppressors, the Millcreek, UT based company has undergone a near-complete transformation in the past few years. What used to be a hexagonal, multi-part suppressor that would confuse even veteran NFA owners, is now a sleek, round, one piece tube available in either steel or titanium and […]

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      NEW Leica FORTIS 6 Rifle Scope (1-6×24 & 2-12×50)

      by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      NEW Leica FORTIS 6 Rifle Scope (1)Leica has introduced several new products among which the most interesting one is arguably the Fortis 6 scope. It is available in two versions: 1-6×24 and 2-12×50. Leica describes these scopes as “The new benchmark in the 6x zoom class“. Let’s take a closer look. According to Leica, the unmatched performance is achieved due to […]

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      09:55

      Culture changes over time, of course, but it normally does it slowly as we creep towards a more civilized future.

      England doesn’t feel more civilized — quite the opposite. It feels more feral. And the UK has just accepted its fate.

      The lack of an American culture means Hungarians don’t know what’s missing, because they never had it. But there is a gaping hole in America: something is obviously broken. America is collapsing on itself.

      Mark Bollobas
      December 2018
      Discovering The New Old Country
      [Via email from Peter G.

      I have nothing to add.—Joe]

      Strange But True

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Wednesday, 20 March

      Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime.  [More]
      In fairness, who could have ever foreseen this? Certainly not the type of parent or  Marxist public library bureaucrat who feels it's healthy to indoctrinate their young children like this. And face it -- give it a few years and anyone who's repulsed by this will be classified a hater.

      Hey, at least he wasn't in blackface.

      Without the ability to check what we are being told for ourselves, we are dependent on what “authorities” pass on to the “Authorized Journalists” to parrot. Unfortunately, social media sites are generally quick to join in the scrubbing, but that doesn't happen instantly and there's often a window of opportunity to see what our own unfiltered research can uncover. [More]
      Or we could just trust that the information being fed to us is complete, accurate, and unbiased.

      The Last Roundup

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:25, Wednesday, 20 March

      [More]And yeah, I screwed up on the copy/paste with the word "company." Oh well, hang me for typos, like you never make 'em.

      ...
      A Cleveland police officer is facing charges on accusations he contacted about 2,300 women using the department’s computers...He offered to pay $40 to $100 for sexual favors, according to court documents. [More]
      Now there's a man who knows quality.

      [Via bondmen]
      ...

      We're the Only Ones Dark Enough

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:58, Wednesday, 20 March

      University of Missouri police officer fired after blackface photo surfaces [More]
      Who does he think he is? Ralph Northam?

      [Via bondmen]

      A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer has told a judge that she was having sex with her supervisor while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car. [More]
      If these are Gulf Coast's finest...

      How could you not kill yourself?

      [Via bondmen]
      ...

      We're the Only Ones Afraid Enough

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:41, Wednesday, 20 March

      Councilman says Baltimore police officers 'afraid,' don't feel empowered to initiate arrests [More]
      And what happens when they're empowered and unafraid?

      [Via bondmen]
      ...
      Murphy's ‘Sanctuary State’ rules now in effect for NJ cops [More]
      But don't worry-- the protections only apply to illegal foreign invaders. The statist pitbull in the jackboot suit and his colleagues still have Grubit Grewal's full sanction to abuse the liberties of citizens, especially the "law-abiding" kind.

      Why does the phrase "consent of the governed" come to mind?

      [Via bondmen...

      The Most Busted Scam in America

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:37, Wednesday, 20 March

      The 2018 CNN gun town hall in Parkland, Florida, has won a Walter Cronkite award for best "National Network News Program" for helping to "advance the national conversation on gun control and violence." [More]
      And that's the way it is...

      [Via Mack H]

      UPDATE: It depends upon what the meaning of the term "advance the national conversation on gun control and violence" is.

      Lies of Omission

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:59, Wednesday, 20 March

      PRATT: WHAT MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE [More]
      That they want you disarmed for their masters...?

      Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life despite having a new book coming out in June? [More]
      Did he?

      [Via Jess]


      Nice Work if You Can Get It

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:41, Wednesday, 20 March

      The position, which marks Ryan’s first gig since leaving Congress, will require him to periodically meet with other board members and offer advice to the company. [More]
      Not that he's ever even interned at a network. But in fairness, he did have a brief gig at a private company owned by his relatives.

      It's who you know, and what doors you can open.

      It's a big club and you ain't in it.

      You never will be.

      [Via Mack H]

      Can't Be Trusted with a Keyboard

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Wednesday, 20 March

      The ruling says Shackelford’s conviction was primarily based on social media posts, and thus violated his First Amendment rights.  [More]
      Hey, maybe the same principle can be used in Chesterfield.

      I wonder if "soul mate" owns a gun.

      And why am I thinking of the name "Dale Gribble"?

      [Via Steve T]
      ...

      Goodbye, Columbus

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:38, Wednesday, 20 March

      “It’s a blatant attempt to crush our authority as local leaders to pass laws that address the needs of citizens in our community. It’s home rule and guns today. It can be home rule and the environment tomorrow,” City Attorney Zach Klein said. “It doesn’t matter what the issue is. Cities have the ability to govern themselves and do what is best for our citizens.” [More]
      Who thinks "sworn in" City Attorney Zach Klein would object to statewide or national INFRINGEMENTS?

      There are some things women SHOULD know about basic aftermarket firearms accessories.  We’re going to cover the basics of aftermarket pieces for pistols.

      Jagemann stamping Sporting group making just the best magazines, gun components and brass sin 1946 with the best people and technology.Sponsored by Jagemann Sporting Group Build your grip

      The first thing you do with a pistol is grip it. A pistol is a firearm that requires a solid foundation of applying basic principles of marksmanship to be able to shoot it well. To do that, you need to learn how to grip the pistol, and you need to practice building and establishing your grip when you start a practice session. That being said, your physical grip is a big deal. You need to be able to grip the gun, get your hands around it, finger on the trigger, etc. One simple firearm accessory that can ...

      Tent manufacturers often list multiple weight points to highlight the versatility of their products, especially when the tent is marketed as a lightweight or ultralight tent.

      Packed weight and trail weight are the most common, though you may come across terms like minimum weight, max weight, fast-pack weight, and flyweight. Unfortunately, there are no industry standards for what to include in each weight class, so the listings may be misleading or difficult to compare between manufacturers.

      Trail Weight vs Packed Weight Packed Weight

      Packed weight — aka packaged weight or max weight — refers to the total weigh...

      Interesting grants of cert.

      in Of Arms and the Law at 10:05, Wednesday, 20 March

      Discussion here. Four very interesting cases. And that doesn't count NYSRPA v. NY, or the census question case (and the Supremes just asked for briefing on a new aspect of that, whether adding the question on citizenship violates the enumeration clause of Article I, sec. 2, which underlies the census, and simply refers to taking an enumeration of the people for allocating House seats.

      A guess as to why the Court wants that added -- what if some Justices are of the mind that a power to take an enumeration of the people does not include doing anything else? You can count heads, but not ask much else?

      Another possibility, and I'm not familiar enough with the case to know this.... might it challenge not only asking the question, but whether non-citizens should be excluded from the count? If so, there might be an issue as to whether a population is enumerated when certain persons are not counted. But if that was an issue, I'd have expected plaintiffs to raise it as Argument I, and not wait for the Court to raise the idea.

      In any event, most Terms have a ...

      Automotif CXLXXI...

      by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:54, Wednesday, 20 March

       Seen in the Wendy's parking lot in Bowling Green, Kentucky, about half a block from the intersection below...


      Something BREXIT this way comes

      by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:43, Wednesday, 20 March

      It is looking like the UK will leave the EU at the end of this month, despite a frantic effort by the elites to stop it.  I find this event fascinating and here are three views of what's happening.

      First up, E.M. Smith:

      I find it funny how frantic folks are being over the notion of a “no deal” joining the rest of the world. One reporter is saying that there are a bunch of drugs now on the “hard to get” list “due to Brexit” (that hasn’t happened yet…) Do they think drugs and food are not available in the rest of the world? That ONLY the EU has medicines, markets for products, cars to sell, food? The absolute LACK of any mention at all of New Zealand lamb, Australian Wheat, Canadian beef, and both Indian and US medicine producers is just stunning. 
      ...

      New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.
      So just for HAVING A COPY of it, they'll put you in prison...

      Screw that place.  I once wanted to visit there, but no more.

      Billy Joel Predicted

      by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:44, Wednesday, 20 March

      Seattle Is Dying

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      This isn’t the first time I’ve run across this info, but this is from the ABC affiliate in Seattle. NOT a part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, so – perhaps – less easy to dismiss as right wing nonsense. From KOMO channel 4 in Seattle. Seattle is Dying. Seattle Is Dying. It’s a harsh […]

      How Old Do You Have To Be To Defend Yourself?

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 20 March

      The Left says 21. Owasso home burglary suspect shot, killed inside house. Deputy Police Chief Jason Woodruff says the suspect entered at the back of the house and was shot. The “resident” is 18-years-old. Good thing he was able to have access to a firearm.

      They blame everyone but themselves, and their attitude toward lawlessness. Your City Hall: Police shortage put on front burner. The report points to the growing negative image of the police nationwide, calling the problem, “The deterioration of public perceptions of the challenges of serving as a police officer.” That “nationwide” image is being driven by […]

      We have just seen the news that Hudson Manufacturing has filed for bankruptcy – and the HMG Sturmgewehr rifles are also still nowhere to be seen. What’s the deal?

      united sporting companiesThere have been rumors circulating that United Sporting Companies (USC) was in bad trouble and could potentially be going bankrupt. To quench those rumors, USC has made a Press Release to announce that instead, they are consolidating warehouses in hopes to improve their efficiency and save on costs. The Press Release was first sent to […]

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      Barnes TSX (Triple-Shock X) Returns to Federal Premium Ammunition

      by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      barnes tsxA favorite bullet that a lot of hunters rely on when reloading is the Barnes TSX (Triple-Shock X) tip. Its extremely high weight retention even when impacting bone is tremendously appreciated when hunting big game. Also, the ballistic coefficients (B.C.) for a hunting bullet are very high which turns over into repeatable, good accuracy for […]

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      Desert Eagles Now Completely Made in the US by Magnum Research

      by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 March

      Desert EaglesMagnum Research is most famously known for their “Big Boys,” their “D-Eagles,” or whatever affectionate moniker you would like to tie to the company who makes handguns in all things large. A new title they can add to their growing legend is “Made in the USA” because now all of their Desert Eagles will be completely […]

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      05:55

      From 52 years ago.  Can't blame them on Trump.


      And it's a Mark VII production, and you know how well he adhered to documentary style reality in reporting on the event of the day.

      Blue blockers.  I am always suspicious of blue blockers.  Those guys NEVER roll on Shabbos.

      Kinda surprised nobody raised a stink about this ep.  Sure, they don't shine a good light on them damn Neo Nazis, but there is still a picture of a swastika.  That sorta thing gives the young folks of the today the vapors something fierce.

      The timpani and snare drums in the musical interlude sure are reminiscent of WWII movies of the era.  But Mark VII was big on timpani already, it is probably not related.  

      Two plain clot...

      Free Books- Part 175

      by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:37, Wednesday, 20 March

      Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your computer or phone HERE.   If you would like a free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited (unlimited reading for a low monthly fee), click on the box below.

       

       

      Here are a few free books that I think my readers might enjoy. Check these out:

       

      One caution….

       

      ...

      Slow travel...

      by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:02, Wednesday, 20 March

      Last year, when I drove down to Shawnee, Oklahoma for the EDP class, I did the drive as one long marathon haul. I blew out of Indy in the pre-dawn darkness, with the sun coming up about Terre Haute, and rolled into the Holiday Inn Express parking lot with a bit of glow left on the western horizon.

      That was only 740 miles, and the run to New Orleans for Tac-Con this year (well, actually Westwego, just on the far side of NOLA) was another hundred miles further than that.

      I decided that I was about shut of ten-plus hour days on the interstate in a convertible whose top was so drafty you couldn't hear yourself think.

      Instead, I booked a room for the night in Cullman, Alabama on the way down, and again on the way back. I have to say that that is the way to roadtrip if you're not under crushing time pressure. A five or six hour drive allows one to get a leisurely start in the morning, check out of the hotel after rush hour is over, and still arrive at your destination before evening rush hour has started. Plus I'm accumulating points I can burn at my next inevitable stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance,...

      Taboo Tu

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:44, Wednesday, 20 March

      Arthur Lyman and his orchestra pretty much define early Exotica Jazz for me. It was some of the earliest music of this type I was exposed to, and I just find it both appealing and ridiculous. I really love the vibraphone and marimba work; the bird calls push it over the edge. This song is […]

      02:55

      Mr steal yo girl incoming:

      Just a casual video from the AK guy himself:

      2:20 – LOL the offering.  I died 😂 Good looking AK, that’s for sure.

      2:46 – This is probably a stupid question, but is it legal to jus...

      haha this:

      Probably the most cringe thing I’ve seen in a long time, but I’m entirely sure (hope anyways 😬🤞) that was the entire point of it.  ...

      Tuesday, 19 March

      23:55

      By Nathan Barton

      Among the many “achievements” of the recently seated Democrat House of Representatives are its attempts to further extend federal government control over our lives and deaths.  Some of this is done in the guise of “better” health care, which is now viewed by politicians (not just Democrats or Tranzis) as the responsibility of government.

      A major thrust by Pelosi and gang this year is the “Medicare for All Act” (HR 1384), which seems to comingle the worst of ObummerCare with “new and fresh” ideas which would have been very much welcomed (and were implemented) in the Dritte Reich in the 1930s.

      An excellent and detailed evaluation of this is found at AAPS-on-line, by Dr. Marilyn Singleton, entitled “Thought Police – oops- Medicare for All.” (AAPS, the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, is a generally pro-liberty organization which is an alternative to the AMA and the usual government-kissing medical societies.)

      There are lots of things wrong with the bill (...

      19:55

      Changing the culture

      by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 17:55, Tuesday, 19 March

      From the New York Times:

      The Black Gun Owner Next Door

      I was left having to examine myself. “You’re not anti-gun,” Mr. Toure told me. “Ask yourself this. It’s a zombie apocalypse. Tomorrow, you wake up, and you can’t find your children. You go out to search for them. Do you want a gun now?” His analogy was not outlandish. This was, of course, the constant threat enslaved people endured. Had I been fooling myself about my anti-gun stance? I don’t think so, but I did come to realize through a series of unexpected exchanges that the issue was more complicated than I had allowed and that my views of just coexistence and human flourishing might not require the absolute prohibition of arms.

      I concede that Lewis Hayden could be viewed as a champion of the right to bear arms in defense of freedom. But more than that, he dedicated himself to community building, forging a complex, self-funded, interracial network of people joined in common cause. Guns were there to defend those things. The home he made with Harriet was a ga...

      Seven Year Blog-iversary

      by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 17:00, Tuesday, 19 March

      Written by Greg Ellifritz

       

      This week marks the completion of seven full years of blogging about self defense, firearms, and personal safety topics.  I started this website on March 18, 2012 and have posted nearly 1500 total articles since then.

       

      Over the course of the last seven years, the website has seen more than 22 million total page views by nearly four million unique visitors from all over the world.  In fact, I have logged visitors from every country on the planet!

       

      Thanks to all of my readers for supporting my work over the years.  If you have any suggestions for article topics or ways I can make my writing more useful to you, please contact me.

       

      As always, you will never see any annoying pop up adds or requests for information on my site.  If you would like to financially support my continued writing, I’ve recently started a ...

      Is Tesla Seeing an Increase in Workplace Accidents?

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:59, Tuesday, 19 March

      I couldn’t find anything about this in the US media. Krankenstand unter Tesla-Mitarbeitern hat sich binnen Jahresfrist verdreifacht – OR – sick leave among Tesla employees has tripled within a year. And yes, it is in German, but Google Translate will do a fair job with German. (Chrome will – or can anyway – invoke […]

      Farm Animals Loose in NYC?

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:41, Tuesday, 19 March

      First it was lamb. Little Lamb Spotted Running Along Gowanus Expressway During Morning Rush. A little lamb — not a goat, as it turns out — was spotted running loose on the Gowanus Expressway during rush hour Wednesday morning. Next it was a goat. NYPD cops rescue lost goat wandering in the Bronx NYPD officers […]

      Hudson pistolsThe TFB team has spent the last hour mulling over this blowout deal – Hudson Pistols are now on sale for $599 at GrabAGun.com. Before we go any further, I want to make it perfectly clear that this is not an advertisement; I received this email blast just like thousands of other shooters across the […]

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      As the popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor increases, we’re looking for accurate ammunition which doesn’t cost a fortune to shoot. In Europe the caliber is only starting to grow in popularity, so the volumes are low – prices sky high. Shooters want accurate ammunition, for free and we want it now! This test was done […]

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      POTD: Nigerian Navy Honour Guard with SIG 540s

      by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:59, Tuesday, 19 March

      Nigerian SIG 540sThis photo taken on March 14, at the opening ceremony of exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria shows a Nigerian Navy honour guard rendering honours to distinguished visitors including Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command. Most interestingly, the guard are armed with 7.62x51mm SIG 542 rifles, the larger calibre variant of the […]

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      16:55

      Microsoft Closing Down!

      by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 15:56, Tuesday, 19 March

      Or so the spam call I just received tells me.  "The Technical Support you paid for several months will be refunded to you.  Just call" followed by an 888 number that I am sure will ask for your bank account number and routing number.

      "Closing down by court  order."  Lowest IQ spammer trying to find lowest IQ victims.

      Using the "Standard Model"

      by The Jack in Assorted Meanderings at 13:34, Tuesday, 19 March


      The standard model is after a mass atrocity like NZ is for those who already wanted X to be banned to use the fear, panic, high emotions, and demands of "we must do something" to well... do something.

      Both advocates of gun control and advocates of gun rights know this mechanism.


      But now we have yet more evidence that these murderous losers are also aware of this dynamic.

      That is that their horrific actions are used as justification for trying to change law, to change government policy.


      Ponder that, you have losers who, by and large are acting out of a need to validate themselves, to make themselves (in)famous. To have their bile read around the world, to become t...

      …that would drive those gun grabbers who make their bones demonizing the AR-15 into convulsions…

      The older ones are C&R eligible. 😀

      No background check, no waiting period, delivery right to your door – if you have a C&R license, which virtually every curio & relic collector does. Surely blood will run in the streets every time two geeks get into an argument over the same Krag Jorgensen!

      Rain tomorrow? Bring it.

      by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 16:03, Tuesday, 19 March

      This is Abby's "Elvis face".  This is the little lip curl, sometimes tongue out, she does when she is annoyed with me because I'm too slow getting the treats, or yogurt, or walkies, taking a picture instead of getting her what she wants.

      But it made me smile as on one of my last visits out to my Dad before he went in Assisted Living, we went to the grocers.  He likes to flirt with the ladies in the flower section and just generally wander around and say hi to people (it's a small town, everyone around the neighborhood knows Dad).

      One day though, the check out lines were slow and I could see my 98-year-old Dad was getting a bit bored.  When the clerk's back was turned helping yet another shopper with "how to use a chip ca...
      Chesterfield Police officer ‘recommended for termination’ after alleged link with alt-right group [More]
      SPLC says it, they believe it, that settles it?

      What did he actually do or say?

      What did they actually do or say?

      And are any members of the department also members of this?

      [Via Mack H]

      NEW ZEALAND GUN OWNERS ARE VOLUNTARILY HANDING OVER SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES TO POLICE: 'WE DON'T NEED THESE IN OUR COUNTRY' [More]
      Three "progressives" make a show of things and Newsweek presents it as a national movement?

      Do you think when she was a girl Canadian/British "reporter" Chantal Da Silva wanted to be a transparent propagandist when she grew up?

      [Via ...

      The Fix is In

      by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:34, Tuesday, 19 March

      Parrish found that Aposhian did not show a “substantial likelihood of success” on the merits of his suit. [More]
      Talk about an admission that the game is rigged from the start.

      NYPD Is Confused About the Facts

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:24, Tuesday, 19 March

      This keeps popping up in my news feeds, and I have to say it makes the NY Police look less than stellar. NYPD backtracks, says officer wasn’t killed in 1999 shooting. OK, the shooting happened a long-time-ago. But it was not in a galaxy far away. So the cops arrested a fugitive in Florida. The […]

      Beretta Holding Take Majority Stake in Chapuis Armes

      by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 19 March

      During the days of IWA 2019, the French manufacturer Chapuis Armes revealed on their Facebook page that Beretta Holding Group had just become their majority shareholder. Below is the full press release. Beretta Holding SA take a majority stake in the French company Chapuis Armes SAS. The Beretta Holding Group, world leader in the hunting […]

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      12:55

      This is a factory drawer with dividers.  There were only two drawers that had them.
      This is what I made

      Hawaii Anti-Gun Lawmakers Push Resolution to Repeal 2A

      by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 12:48, Tuesday, 19 March

      ...

      If they can get you to ask the wrong question

      by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 12:35, Tuesday, 19 March

      They think they can control the discussion.

      New Zealand is bringing in gun control after one mass shooting. Why doesn’t America value its citizens in the same way?

      Obviously the only possible reason to oppose control is because we hate people. It couldn’t possibly be that we want the ability to defend our families and ourselves. Neat trick; demonizing gun owners as unfeeling bastards who don’t value life, while virtue-signalling his own “concern.” Qasim Rashid is a human/civil rights-violating piece of… work, who tries to steer the argument by taking his — entirely unfounded —assumption as fact.

      And oh-so-well informed.

      I still remember when my older brother wrote to us from US Marine Corps bootcamp to tell us that he’d earned the expert rifleman badge f...

      The Other McCain on NYC-style Feminism

      by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 11:45, Tuesday, 19 March

      This would be funny (and parts of it are) but the truth is, it’s really a sad commentary on the state of our society. Feminism, Darwinism, and the Extinction of Women Like Sophie Vershbow. Let me explain, for anyone who may need this explanation, why FEMINIST RANTING IN ALL CAPS ON TWITTER is not a […]

      Bullseye Gun, Gear and PawnEmployees at Bullseye Gun, Gear and Pawn in Murfreesboro, Tennessee were on the ball when a group of men began looking at pistols with the help of one employee.  The following video from the Liveleak YouTube channel begins moments before the attempted theft.  One of the men was looking at a pistol, while another man […]

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      NEW Liberty Suppressors Infiniti X Silencer (1)Liberty Suppressors has published a video announcing the addition of new Infiniti X can to their line of silencers. Apparently, this is a reintroduction of the discontinued Infiniti suppressor except the new one has a number of features borrowed from the company’s Mystic X suppressor. Let’s watch the video first. And here is the description of this new […]

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