Sunday, 09 May

18:55

Size Matters

by Tam in View From The Porch at 15:05, Sunday, 09 May

I was having lunch yesterday when the 1953 Chevrolet 210 two-door sedan rolled by again...



I say "again", because I snagged a picture of this same car last November...

Wow! Do I feel rich!

A very long drive for a very brief visit. Brought back some goodies, but that’ll have to wait till tomorrow because I’m going to go collapse into a chair.

But first: I must share with you the funniest and most “makes me want to buy a lot of that” commercial advertisement I have ever seen in the course of a long life.

Saw that last night at my friends’ house and decided on the spot that that needs to go on the blog at my first reasonable opportunity. I truly want to know how many takes they did before they got it right.

The Next Jimmy Carter

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:26, Sunday, 09 May

 Donald Trump, Jr., argues that the Biden administration is not so much he next FDR as the next Jimmy Carer.  I have to admit that there are some good metaphors there.

I remember the Carter years.  High fuel prices, raging inflation, spending out of control, a raging Russia, an ascendant Iran, a weakened military.  Those were not good years.  If fact, they were disastrous. Under Carter we had gasoline rationing, and interest rates over 10% at prime.  


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14:55

Camelot Followup

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:14, Sunday, 09 May

So, having worked through the first three of Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles, I've realized that they contain all the parts of the story that have any re-read potential for me. 


I could sit through the tales of the legate Caius Britannicus and his buddy, the senior centurion Publius Varrus, and how they got out of the army and founded the colony of Camulod against the coming dark age any number of times. But after that...?

The third book, The Eagles' Brood, sees us through to the maturity of Merlyn and Uther, the endings of the last the original Roman viewpoint characters, and it finishes up with the birth of Arthur. The rest of the story just doesn't have a bunch of interest again once I've read it through for the second time. All but the first three books got carted to Goodwill yesterday.

I've started rereading The Hunt for Red October for the first time in a long time now. Some authors get better over time, and some never again repeat the magic fire of their first work. Clancy is somewhere between the two; he had seve...

Oh no, Canada!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:54, Sunday, 09 May

Remember this from 7 years ago?  Ukranian priests are badass.


It looks like they're now matched in badassitude by Canadian priests who need a SWAT team to take them down for holding church services:

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Death Road of Maui

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 11:44, Sunday, 09 May

We drove it yesterday.  Not all exaggerated.

A Crime

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 11:51, Sunday, 09 May

A crime against nature.

Every key member of the brewhouse should be committing ritual sepuku for this abomination.  For shame!

The IRS is in way over its head.  They have at least 20 million returns on hold.   Mine is somewhere in that queue.

To be fair, they've had to field a lot of changes--additional government checks and other stuff in addition to their regular job.  I got the scary letter saying they were maybe going to need something from me in the next sixty days around thirty days after my refund was supposed to be in my account.  Same letter that a friend of mine in another state got.  

Of course this is the one year I"m getting a pretty big return due to circumstance changes.  And, of course, my $1400 is on hold until they process my 2020 return.

But their excuses are getting kind of stupid too.  They say they've run out of ink for their printers so they can't process anything.  Don't bother calling them either--nobody's answering the phone.

If we all just paid a flat...

10:55

80085

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:59, Sunday, 09 May

I LOL'ed, then resized the embedded video to 420 pixels wide.

THOUGHTS ON THE CHAUVIN APPEAL

by Mas in at 09:05, Sunday, 09 May

John KassWhen I wrote here about former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murder in the death of George Floyd, I mentioned that I thought the defense had established reasonable doubt.  M...

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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday from among more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that Americans overall are less supportive of new gun control legislations than they were just three years ago. People between the ages of 18-29 saw the sharpest decline in backing for new weapons laws, with fewer than half now saying new legislation is needed to reduce the risk of future mass shootings or to block “red flag” buyers.

In April 2018, the last time the ABC/Washington Post survey was conducted on this issue, 65 percent of these young Americans said they support gun control laws. That percentage is now 45.

Benjamin Fearnow
April 28, 2021
Americans Under 30 Have Rapidly Turned Against Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds
[It frequently takes a while but reality does have a way of making itself known.

And what’s with this name, “Fearnow”? Apparently it’s real...

Automotif CCXIV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:02, Sunday, 09 May

I'd seen it go flashing by before. Last autumn, I was out in front of Yat's, locking up my bike so I could go in and pick up dinner when it came rolling southbound on College Avenue. I barely fumbled the Sony RX100 out of my pocket and got it powered up in time to get a half-fast snapshot...


The downside of even a good pocket camera is that it takes a second for it to turn on and extrude its lens into the ready position. There's also generally more shutter lag than with a "real" camera.

Yesterday I was sitting ...

11 days after Kamala Harris told us ‘Only the Govt should have assault weapons’, an Army trainee hijacks elementary school bus full of children.

Well, when you think about, Private Snuffy with the M16 is the government.  The bus driver works for the government.  And the 18 elementary school kids Snuffy kidnapped were going to a government school...

It's government on government evolution and none of our business.   Let the Veep figure it out.

Private Snuffy, Snuffy's battle buddy, Snuffy's platoon, the Drill Sergeants, the Chain of Command at Fort Jackson...  All are gonna be in a world of hurt.  Some more than others.


I like the cut of that big tank's jib. Er... So to speak.

Of course maybe make em a bit faster.

I also prefer the M60 on this side of the pond. But, in both cases, purely for classic aesthetic reasons. Like loving the 1966 Bonneville while recognizing the base, boring, Hyundai Elantra is objectively a better in features, safety, reliability, and even some performance measures.

 

Using The "N" Word

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:08, Sunday, 09 May

 In the past two days, I have deleted two (2) comments for the use of the "N" word as a racial pejorative.  This is not acceptable in polite society and has not been acceptable for the past 50 years.  If you cannot make your point without using that word, then keep it to yourself.

The two young men who murdered my friend happen to be African-American, but I don't attribute their actions to their race.  I deplore their crimes, but the justice system (with all its flaws) will deal with them.

That is all.

Bel Goes Full Leftist

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:05, Sunday, 09 May

 Our Governor, the guy that backed into the mansion not once, but twice, has decided that the biggest problem facing Louisiana is... you guessed it.... Climate Change.  He has joined a "bipartisan" group of governors to implement the Paris climate treaty.

“Taking action to address climate change can strengthen our communities and our economy,” said Gov. Edwards, “and I am proud to join this group of Governors in committing to uphold the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement. Together, Louisiana and other Alliance states are demonstrating that there are different ways to decarbonize and that this can be done in a way that is balanced, implementable, and effective.”

In the minds of leftist socialists, Climate Change is the biggest problem we face.  And, it's the cause of those problem that truly need fixing.  In their twisted world, everything from illegal migration to early childhood education, to the burgeoning crime wave can be tied to Climate Change.

It's pr...

The Long Road to the DP-27

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Sunday, 09 May

This guest article written by Andrey Ulanov.

The Russian military first got acquainted with light machine guns in 1904, on the brink of the Russian-Japanese War. After having tested a few Madsen LMGs, the Army decided to make a purchase. However, most of the ordered batch did not arrive in time for war, so according to some sources, Madsens were first used during the 1905 rebellions, both by the government troops and the rebels.

Going forward, the Russian army focused its efforts on heavy machine gun due to limited capacity of Russian arms production industry. At the time, there was just one factory capable of manufacturing high tech military equipment (and in the early 20th century, machine guns were definitely considered high tech), located in Tula, Russia’s arms powerhouse since 1595.
As the Great War made the need for a light machine gun very clear, the Empire decided to build a new plant in Kovrov using Danish syndicate help (as in, equipment and engineers). Unfortunately, the revolutionary turmoil of 1917 did not allow the factory to be completed as Danes fled the country, taking most of the equipment with them, so the Madsen never became the R...

2017 World Shoot Stages 7, 8 & 12

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 06:09, Sunday, 09 May

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Preparedness Notes for Sunday — May 9, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Sunday, 09 May

On May 9th, 1945, Herman Goering– commander in chief of the Luftwaffe, president of the Reichstag, head of the Gestapo, prime minister of Prussia, and Hitler’s designated successor– was taken prisoner by the U.S. Seventh Army in Bavaria. Goering, who was addicted to painkillers due to a wound, was instrumental in creating concentration camps for political enemies. It was Goering who ordered the purging of German Jews from the economy following Kristallnacht in 1938, initiating an “Aryanization” policy that confiscated Jewish property and businesses. Tried and convicted at the Nuremberg trials, he was sentenced to hanging, but before he could …

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Readying Yourself for Inflationary Times

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Sunday, 09 May

As a boy, I can remember my grandfather, Ernest E. Rawles, saying to me: “If you consistently save ten percent of what you earn, then you’ll never go to The Poor House.” That was great advice, coming from someone who had lived through the truly traumatic deflationary Great Depression of the 1930s. But today, we can see the looming threat of another economic depression, and this one will most likely be a traumatic inflationary depression. And this one may last even longer than a decade. In an inflationary depression, even millions of dollars in “savings” in cash (that is: greenbacks …

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JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Sunday, 09 May

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/uudXfs00 Meme Text: Janet Yellen Says Biden Isn’t Fueling Inflation So, Obviously, She’s Not Buying any Lumber, Ammunition, Gasoline, Motor Oil, Cheese, Salmon, or Hamburger

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Sunday, 09 May

“Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Then the Jews sought him …

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Saturday, 08 May

23:55

Why is the Washington Post considered a "news" outlet?  From today's fawning piece on Rep Liz Cheney. It is filled with comments like this: "Should the Republican Party continue to defend Trump's actions and parrot his falsehoods?" "[Trump] lied about the 2020 election" 

My point is simple: how can you say you are a "news" outlet when your news stories are filled with opinion & editorializing? There is no attempt at any balance. The news stories are just editorials for the Democrat party.  Why not just label the Washington Post  as an opinion sheet? 

The problem that all this editorializing creates for me is that I don't put much weight on any of their pieces because I know how biased they are on issues that I can evaluate.

20:55

Beautiful Day on Maui

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 19:57, Saturday, 08 May

When you arrive at the airport you are shown pictures of people on the beach wearing masks.  Yes you need to wear masks in all other public places but there seems to be some sanity.  No one is masked on the beaches.  


Warm water, snorkeling, waves, sea turtles, enough sunlight that I put on SPF 50 for the first time in decades.

I confess that if not for the silly gun laws, I would be strongly tempted to move  out here.

A victory in Young v. Hawaii would be a strong incentive. 

Trump Asked

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 19:16, Saturday, 08 May

New Citation

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 18:34, Saturday, 08 May

 State v. Christen, 2019AP001767-CR (Wisc. 2021), at p. 19 citing Second Amendment Limitations & Criminological Considerations..  The challenge in this case involved a 2nd Amendment challenge to a drunk brandishing a firearm in his home:

Christen, his roommates, and his roommates' friends had been drinking alcohol on the evening of February 2, 2018. There was conflicting testimony about how much and to what extent there was arguing and pushing among them. However, the testimony...

On Vacation

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:10, Saturday, 08 May

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Nicer Beach

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:05, Saturday, 08 May

Spectacular Meal

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:04, Saturday, 08 May

Bistro Casanova in Kahului.  Most flavorful Italian restaurant I have enjoyed in many years.  I had fettuccine Bolognese with meatballs.   The rest of our party was similarly impressed with their meals.  Lunch portions were, "Dinner? Are you kidding?" sized.  I think my meal was about $16.  For a resort island 2500 miles from many of its likely suppliers, that seems very reasonable. 

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New Uzi ProSome say the new Uzi Pro is boring but in this edition of TFB’s Photo Of The Day, we’ll prove you wrong. In our previous “basic-Uzi” article we promised more and here you’ll find it with some very interesting parts added, like the SilencerCo Omega 9k suppressor, the Aimpoint T2 red dot, and the Inforce […]

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The first half of this video made me cringe so hard that I think I need to see a chiropractor.

The second part just made me wistful.

Man, remember when cyberspace was going to be full of the distant, glittering spires of AI's behind shifting walls of killer black ICE?  Instead, it's full of your goofy relatives spouting outlandish conspiracy theories and coworkers who can't figure out what the REPLY ALL button does. The future is a lot lamer than the one I was promised.

In other notes, I had no idea that Shadowrun was still a thing.

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UPDATE

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:54, Sunday, 09 May

 The Sheriff's Office has identified two suspects in the murder of David Paul, our local firearms mechant.



These assholes haven't ben captured yet, but they are identified.  We hope they are caught soon and safely.

09:55

Uncle Kracker - No Time To Be Sober

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:07, Saturday, 08 May

A friend turned me on to this hilarious song about the virus lockdown.  I can't figure out what my favorite line is; probably this:

I used to crack a beer and throw on CMT But now I'm sipping vodka with the CDC

 Made. Of. Win.


No Time To Be Sober (Songwriter: ?)

I'm at my local Winn Dixie, feeling kinda risky...

“Walk Into a Bar”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:39, Saturday, 08 May

HT: Bird Dog.

Fratello Friday

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 07:48, Saturday, 08 May

And finally it was Friday, and I opted to make it a Fratello Friday by breaking into my box of Fratello DMV Maduro Selection cigars. I've been looking forward to trying them since I picked up the box last month. I selected a Virginia band for my first smoke from the box, then pouring some Angel's Envy bourbon I retired to the back porch.

The Fratello DMV series is a limited annual release from Fratello to honor the company's origins in the DC, Maryland, Virginia region. The December 2020 version features four different cigars; Delaware was added to the list a couple years ago. All the cigars for this release are 6 x 50 toros. The details of the blends are kept secret. While the binder and filler tobaccos are the same in all, four different maduro wrappers finish the cigars. In all, just 600 boxes were released.

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06:55

There really are limits to how much governments can spend without inflicting pain on the people suffering under their mismanagement. Not that the people elected to Congress and the White House have shown any signs of comprehension or concern.

Given that these are people capable of running for public office without feeling any apparent sense of shame, is it possible that they’re just too stupid to understand our reports? you can imagine CBO economists asking one another as they tossed around the idea for the recent infographic. Does anybody have any crayons?

J.D. Tuccille
May 5, 2021
Looming Budget Catastrophe in Pictures So Simple Even Congress Can Understand
[There is at least one other alternative not mentioned in the article or by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). That alternative is that the economic destruction of our country is intentional.—Joe]

It's Weird

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:30, Saturday, 08 May

Why is there a rash of reports, often with video, of black people attacking Asians?  

Did word go out "it's time to beat up Asian people" in cultural media sources I am not privy to?  

Is the mainstream media just stressing this now, and there are just as many crazed Sikh beating up ginger haired people as there are black people attacking Chinese folks?

Seemed like 3 years ago Asians weren't targeted but Hasidic Jews, and only in NYC, were the target.  And that was supposed to be Trump's fault, but the videos of the attacks, the attackers didn't look like they had MAGA hats.

Only Jussie Smollett was attacked by Chicago MAGA folks, I was informed.

It's just weird.  Why the hate on Asians all of a sudden?  There have been other surges, that faded, in the past (bodega resentment?), but why this new surge?

The Latest Frame Job

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:08, Saturday, 08 May

 On May 7, 2021, the Attorney General signed ATF proposed rule 2021R-05, Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms. The goal of the proposed rule is to ensure the proper marking, recordkeeping, and traceability of all firearms manufactured, imported, acquired and disposed by federal firearms licensees. [More]

After it's published in the Federal Register it will be posted at Regulations.gov for a 90-day "comments" period, as if their minds aren't already made up. In the meantime, here's the beast in question:


H&K 512 Old-School Tactical Shotgun

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 08 May

In the late 1970s, H&K decided that it wanted to offer a tactical shotgun for the police and security market. Having no experience with shotgun manufacture, they turned to Franchi in Italy – for whom they already handled sales outside Italy. Franchi produced a  gas-operated semiautomatic shotgun for HK, who brought in the parts and did the final assembly themselves, in order to legally identify the guns as H&K products. About 1500 were built, and most of these were sold to security agencies in Germany, Austria, Spain, and Portugal. A small remained of unsold ones were imported into the United States in the late 80 and early 90s, apparently between 250 and 350.

The most interesting element of the H&K 512 to  me it the inclusion of an A&W Diverter as an OEM part. The D...

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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — May 8, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Saturday, 08 May

Today is the 76th anniversary of V-E Day, otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day. May 8th is the birthday of missionary and U.S. military intelligence officer John Birch. (Born, 1918, died August 25, 1945.) He is considered by many to be the first American casualty of the Cold War. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 94 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth …

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Simple Photovoltaic Power, by A. DoItYourselfer

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Saturday, 08 May

This article presents my photovoltaic power experiences to give fellow do-it-yourselfers an understanding of what it takes to use the sun for energy. I am a 69-year-old carpenter with experience in residential, commercial and industrial construction. I abhor relying on others for needs. So that is what drove me in the area of energy, especially stored energy. By “stored energy, I mean propane, solar battery systems, stored food, and so forth. I live in Arkansas which is considered a subtropical climate in late spring to early fall. The heat in summer coupled with humidity from the Gulf of Mexico is …

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Editors’ Prepping Progress

by Avalanche Lily in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Saturday, 08 May

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year.  We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Saturday, 08 May

“Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.  Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins …

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Friday, 07 May

19:55

Sky News Australia

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 18:58, Friday, 07 May

Because no one in the U.S. media will even address this, I turn to Australia for reporting.

TFB Review The Savage Impulse, A Straight Pull Boltgun (1)The new Savage Impulse is crazy cool. An ambidextrous straight-pull bolt action, even you left-handed peeps can share in the fun. Straight-pull bolt action is far from new technology, in fact, it is more than a hundred years old. Savage has decided to enter the game and produce the Impulse. Straight pull actions are very popular […]

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Don't Be a Don't Bee

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:51, Friday, 07 May

Samantha Bee Wants to ‘Take Your Guns’ [More]

Samantha Bee is a foreign enemy here under the impossible pretense of "dual citizenship" so that she could reap superior economic benefits while undermining the security of a free state.

[Via Dave Licht]

 
What exactly did Nearman do to bring down the full force of the left? Mike opened a locked door to the Capitol Building …and walked outside. [More]

Oregon Firearms Federation presents a tale of in-your-face persecution and double standards that deserves to be shared far and wide.

Freundeskreis Panzerlehrbrigade 9We visit Freundeskreis Panzerlehrbrigade 9 in Germany in our Photo Of The Day. Above you can spot a Rheinmetall MG 3 machine gun and a Heckler & Koch G36 rifle. While a machine gun may be noisy, it’s nothing compared to the 30 mm automatic cannon on the Puma IFV below. Caption, machine-translated from German: […]

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Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Friday Night Lights series. For those of you who have not been keeping up with FNL, we are now sponsored by ATN Corp, manufacturers of night vision and thermal optics like the THOR LT. As with all of our sponsored series, Friday Night Lights will continue to […]

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The Department of Justice “issued a notice of proposed rulemaking” on Friday afternoon — but of course, when few will notice. This is the one TZP recently warned was coming.

Except.. not really. It has not been published in the Federal Register/Regulations.gov as of 5/7/2021, 5:00PM ET. A search on neither “firearm” nor docket No. “ATF 2021R-05” returns any docket. Therefore, despite the DOJ’s claim, commenting online is not possible yet.

You may download a copy of what the ATF purports to be the NPRM from their website. I have done so, and will analyze it to see where and how it differs from the leaked draft I previously picked apart.

It’s unlikely I’ll make much headway before sunset, so check back here on Sunday or Monday for my a...

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Praying

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 12:39, Friday, 07 May

 According to local news, this morning, a person or persons unknown went in to my favorite gun store, murdered the proprietor and left.  Details are sketchy right now, and Crime Scene is at the location.  I learned about it when I went to town this morning and saw at least a dozen police cruisers in the parking lot.

I've been in that store dozens of times over the past year, it was a local stop when I was looking for something.  I've bought guns there.  The proprietor was a really nice guy who knew his trade extremely well.  He traded in antique and militaria, along with modern firearms.

I never looked, but I assume that he had video cameras in the store.  Hopefully, the perpetrators will be apprehended soon.  The entire community is in shock and mourning the loss of this fine man.

Still a Ways to Go

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:33, Friday, 07 May

‘Do Not Rely On The Government To Protect You’: Black Gun Ownership Is Soaring, Here’s Why [More]

If we are to believe the DSM, it's to protect themselves against "systemic racism," even though that's not how their DGUs play out.

Show me a mass exodus from the Democrats and I'll be impressed. 

[Via Mack H]

  Trooper Charged With Rape Of 11-Year-Old Girl Landed His Job After FBI Ouster Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations [More]

Some monstrous violations can make you rethink public crucifixion as a proportional deterrent. That poor little victim will be damaged for life.

Good thing this will all be the new normal in a few years and relics like me can be cast out as haters.

[Via Mack H]

Southern Comfort

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:02, Friday, 07 May

 South Carolina Senate Passes Open Carry Bill [More]

Herschel breaks things down for us. And there are still some procedural matters to iron out and a governor's signature to obtain.

You're On Your Own

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:53, Friday, 07 May

 “Property owners are considering the creation of a State Street Association that would hire private security guards to address the homeless situation downtown. [More]

I know State Street well. Santa Barbara was a frequent destination for me in the early Eighties. What a jewel it was and still could be. It's beyond a shame to see this happen, but they've done it to themselves.

And don't count on NRA's A-rated citizen disarmament enforcer to allow non-"Only Ones" to defend themselves.

[Via GP]

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YOU DIDN’T MENTION THIS CACHE WAS DOWNRANGE OF A 3 DAY EXPLOSIVES FIREARM EVENT!

I was in Pullman on business this weekend and I made it my goal to find all the old caches in the area. I wasn’t planning on going for any caches today but when I realized I still had 2 hours of sunlight left in the day I made a run for this cache, and I was not prepared. I had only 1 primitive map downloaded, and no nearby caches.

But I insisted anyway, and I made it to the area just in time. When I turned down the paved road I discovered that there was event today, and I could practically drive straight up to GZ. But what’s with all these signs that say Boomershooot, and this line of gun stands? And what looks like a firing line. Turns out they were in the middle of a firearms and explosives event and the cache was downrange.

Luckily they were just all camping, drinking beer, and telling questionable stories about Seattle life.

I found the cache easily, and signed the log just as the sun was setting.

Thank you Joe Huffman for the cache!

PeacefulMountain
May 1, 2021
Via emai...

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #200...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:47, Friday, 07 May

Almost twenty years I've had this thing now. Carried it for a bunch of them. It was a lot shinier back then.


It came with the "idiot mark" and a flattened spot in the check...

Spring is Sprung!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:21, Friday, 07 May

And oh what a beautiful morning. I lay around until almost 6:30, then took my first cup out to the workbench. The woodstove is put to bed for the season – I even turned off the propane to the bedroom heater – but before I forget all about it for seven months I wanted to put the finish on a little ongoing project…

I’ve been gradually reducing the blade angle on my kindling hatchet since last autumn, gingerly and ...

The AR-15

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:43, Friday, 07 May

B29 Boeing Superfortress

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 08:54, Friday, 07 May

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1944 Boeing TB-29-A Bomber spotted at 2,300 ft over Arlington, TX today.

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 House approves bill doing away with purchase permits to buy handgun ...The sheriff’s association says the permit system is now obsolete because of a national background check database. [More]

Naturally, the MILMs are screaming "End of the world!"

[Via Jess]

A Right Delayed

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:26, Friday, 07 May

Waiting For An Illinois Firearms’ Owner’s Card? Get In Line — A Very Long Line [More]

Don't expect the Illinois State Supreme Court to speed things up -- or to do the right thing.

[Via Jess]

Jones repeatedly asserted during the debate that his experience as a Black man made him more suited for the job of helping Virginia move forward from its racist history. [More]

Funny, I don't see that on the list...

[Via Mack H]

Matter of Fact

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:58, Friday, 07 May

50 facts about guns in America [More]

Just a cursory glance through some of these makes me wonder if I could find more than 50 disputes with how they're either describing things or leaving out relevant information. 

Infantile Arguments

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:35, Friday, 07 May

 But the historical record demonstrates that the founding generation would have regarded those under 21 as infants who did not have an individual right to keep and bear arms...[More]

What do you, think Tench?

And forget U.S. Code.

Funny-- these are the same lying sacks whose senator wants "infants" to vote.

Bearing Arms has more.


Blast from the Past

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Friday, 07 May

 Our friends at MomAtArms remind us that the first impulse self-preserving political trough-feeders have is to protect their precious hindquarters, and if that means constituent disarmament, the historical precedent is there. [More]

I remember that particular historical precedent well. I included it with a list of other infringements an unidentified politician supported and asked readers what they thought of him. Over 75% considered him a traitor.

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that some got mad at me and tried to make excuses when I told them who he was. I'm also not surprised to see so many gun owners still revere the guy.

But wait, as late TV pitchman Billy Mays used to say, there's more!


German World War One Gewehr 98 Sniper

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 07 May

Germany was the earliest adopter of scoped rifles in World War One, and produced more of them over the course of the war than any other power. After an initial stop-gap effort to scrounge up civilian hunting rifles, a sniper conversion program was adopted by the main German rifle factories. Germany was a world leader in optics production at the time, and so at least 10 different manufacturers provided scopes for military use. Each pattern of scope was unique, and fitted to its own specific mounting bases.

In general (and particularly early on), the Prussians tended to prefer 3x magnification, left-offset scopes with 100-1000 meter range adjustment. The Bavarians, on the other hand, opted for 4x scopes (more magnification but less field of view) that were center-mounted and had range dials marked for 200, 400, and 600 meters. These preferences were never absolute though, an...

What Club Rules Do You Hate?

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 08:16, Friday, 07 May

I feel like I’m at the point where I’m doing rule revisions for the club all the time. The new Board members have different ideas. This is good, because stagnation is usually a bad thing. I’m open to debating new ideas. I’ve said previously, keeping thieves away from money should be a top priority for any non-profit, and I think we’re pretty safe in that regards now. I wish NRA could say the same, but they can’t.

So in thinking about rules, it always helps to start with first principles. So what are they? This is what I’ve come up with:

  • Rules should be based on safety, not shooting preferences. A lot of club rules enforce the shooting preferences of the ruling cadre. This promotes stagnation, which is the point in many cases.
  • Short and simple to understand rules will be better adhered to than lengthy rules that read like tax code.
  • When someone does something wrong, and you can throw a list of charges at them, your rules are redundant, and probably overly long and complex.
  • Subjectivity can’t be avoided, but should be to the gre...

Glock G43 faxonOwners of the Glock G43 and G43X pistols beware, there are new drop-in Faxon Match Series barrels available in various configurations and coating types. The barrels are machined by Faxon Firearms out of 416-R stainless steel and then given black Nitride or PVD surface coating. The Glock 43 is perhaps not the first handgun you […]

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Hornady Ammunition & Kent Cartridge Price Increases Announced for June 2021I suppose it is par for the course in these strange and difficult times for shooters but two more price increases have come out from two more reputable ammunition manufacturers. At the end of April, both Hornady Ammunition and Kent Cartridge announced a set of price increases due to increased manufacturing costs and the price […]

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The MR73 is coming back. Yes, you read that right. The legendary Manurhin MR73 revolver is being imported again into the United States, and this time it’s through the oldest gun manufacturer in the world, Beretta. James Reeves gets his hands on this $3,300 masterwork of a combat revolver built for the elite French GIGN […]

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The post The Invincible Revolver Made for Special Forces is Back: The Manurhin MR73 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Chase Tactical's Elastic Tourniquet Holder for Common TourniquetsTourniquets are an essential piece of life-saving equipment that I think all shooters should have and learn how to use. They could save your or someone else’s life should the unthinkable happen. Having one nearby and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice is also important and Chase Tactical has a great option for keeping […]

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 I was at work, and it was a crowd of us, and we were all being handed loaded AR style rifles.  It was a hectic and confusing event.  I took my rifle, checking for the safety, and there was no real place to point it.  Crowd, plus office park.

Now I am not super familiar with the AR.  I've only shot hundred through one, not thousands.  I am better than an average Air Force person, and better than a lot of Army folks with one.  Not infantry trypes, naturally.  All Marines come out of bootcamp with weeks of exposure to the platform.  Not even close to a boot Marine.

But I have some exposure to firearms in general.  I grabbed the rifle by the grip, barrel pointed down, flipped the sling loop over my head, and held it close to my body with the barrel still pointing down but NOT at my feet.  Sul with a rifle?  I improvised something like that. Not pointing at me, not pointing at anyone else outside my personal space, not pointed at the sky.  Then I meandered away from the confusion, but close enough to hear instructions.  And maybe close to actual cover, and started scanning the rest of my co-workers.&nb...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 7, 2021

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:51, Friday, 07 May

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

 

AR Magazines & Case for the 20-Round Mag with Steve “Yeti” Fisher

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 6, 2021 Speaking (or in this case, writing) of interesting and cool new little concealed carry (CCW) combat/tactical pistols, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus 9mm/.40 S&W sub-compact pistol looks interesting to us. While we here at DefenseReview (DR) are primarily Glock guys, we DO …

Preparedness Notes for Friday — May 7, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Friday, 07 May

On May 7, 1867 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patented dynamite in England. This was the first of three patents he would receive for the explosive. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 94 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 …

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Review: Cambridge University Press KJV Large Print Bible, by The Novice

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Friday, 07 May

I have heard it said that preppers should stockpile beans, bullets, band-aids, and Bibles. Beans, bullets and band-aids are easy to understand: in a disaster, we may need something to eat, something to defend ourselves with, and something to provide for our own medical care. But why Bibles? In Mark 8:36, Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” The best stockpile of tools and supplies, even when well utilized in the most effective possible manner, cannot prevent someone from being eternally lost. In 2 Timothy 3:15, …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Friday, 07 May

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the prospects for physical silver. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Arkansas Ends Sales Taxes On Gold and Silver; Additional States May Soon Follow o  o  o The silver price is breaking out and could drag a reluctant gold market with it – Saxo Bank. A brief excerpt: …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Friday, 07 May

“The welfare of the people…has always been the alibi of tyrants…giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” – Albert Camus

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ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 26, 2021 – The nation’s biggest recreational boating safety event of the year, National Safe Boating Week, is right around the corner, May 22–28. The annual event helps remind boaters to keep boating safety front and center all season long. How can you be a safety hero aboard your boat? Here are three tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

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As seen in Shooting Industry

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 19:09, Thursday, 06 May

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