Friday, 16 November


Media Coverage

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Friday, 16 November

A paper presented to the American Psychological Association found the number of mass killings, rampage killings or “mass shootings”, may be doubled by irresponsible media aggrandizement of mass killers. The desire for fame was found to be one of the main motivators of these rampage killers

Yeah!  So there! Stupid media outlets making things worse.


Oh crap!

I'M a media outlet, of a sort.

No, I'm probably fine.  I don't glorify or inflate the infamy of a shooter like other outlets do.  And I 'publish' advocacy to maybe not have Victim Disarmament Zones to give victims a chance and perhaps act as a deterrent to bad actors.  A recommendation irresponsible media outlets don't boost. 

ahahah it’s amazing this exists:

I don’t know if you guys remember my first post on the TREAD, but I thought that initial “Blood Sweat and Motorcycles” video was peak cringe.  This video is basically going off on a tangent, using themes from that...

You kno Brandon had to do it to ’em:

RIP to Mattv2099 😢, he was a legend.  Jk he didn’t die, he just got rich off YouTube and retired.  Ok ok that’s not true either, he just got sick of YouTube’s bullshit so he quit making videos...

Damn I heard the electronic noise, the explosion, more electronic noise, and a shell casing drop in the intro all while looking at the words EXCLUSIVE and PATERON, and FuNkEr TaCtiCaL and I knew it was going to be some premium-ass content:

Holy, I can’t believe they gave us that for free without even contributing to their pAteRoN *sarcasm*.  In fUnKeR’s defense, everyone has been beating a dead tactics content horse for a Looooooooong...

FAL Paratrooper 50.63

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 02:00, Friday, 16 November

This rifle is being sold at Rock Island on November 30, 2018.

FN introduced the paratrooper folding-stock version of the FAL rifle in the early 1960s, and it became a very popular addition to their rifle line. Since the recoil spring on the standard pattern FAL runs down the length of the buttstock, fitting a side folding stock required a redesign to the internal parts, moving the recoil spring in front go the bolt, inside the top cover. For this reason, standard and paratrooper lower receivers, top covers, springs, and bolt carriers are not interchangeable. In addition to those changes, FN developed the folding charging handle for these rifles and shortened their barrels to approximately 17 3/8 inches. The standard muzzle brake was used, and the standard handguards and folding bipod also fitted. The rear sight was fixed, with just a single 250m aperture.
A ...

Thursday, 15 November


It’s nice to see the NRA and SAF working together.

From the Second Amendment Foundation web site:


BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging gun control Initiative 1639 in Washington State, on several grounds.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In addition to SAF and NRA, plaintiffs include gun dealers and young adults in the affected age group.

The lawsuit challenges the measure on the grounds that it violates the commerce clause by banning sales of rifles to non-residents, and that it unconstitutionally impairs the rights guaranteed by the First, Second and Fourteenth Amendments, and Article I Section 24 of the Washington State constitution by preventing the sale to otherwise qualified adults under age 21 of certain rifles.

“We are als...


I have one more inward hole.  Even if I added another  (I use a drill press for that), the long end would be flapping in a foolish manner.  The good news this morning was 207.4 pounds, about 18 pounds from where I started aggressively dieting after my second myocardial infarct.

Advantages of Being a Blogger

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 18:50, Thursday, 15 November

People send you stuff to review.  Nice stuff, generally.  This is a review of some nice stuff.  Someone at Craft Holsters wanted to send me a holster for my Colt Government Model.  Happy to oblige.  It is a traditional leather OWB pancake holster with a thumb break.  It is made in Italy, but shipped from Slovakia.  (Nice to see capitalism alive there. Even several decades of Soviet rule cannot destroy the desire to make money by making and selling stuff people want, instead of making it for the State Committee on Production of What The Glorious Workers Would Want If They Weren't So Darn Stupid.)


11/13/18 WWL channel 4:

Why had police come to his work and arrested him? Why was he being accused of these horrible crimes? Who was accusing him?
She said he broke into her home in Temple.
She said he sliced an "X" into her chest with a box cutter.
She said it happened on Sept. 20, 2017 around 7:20 p.m....
On the night of the alleged attack, he was with his mother, Erin, at a Northwest Austin hotel about 65 miles fro...

SAF, NRA Challenge WA Initiative 1639 in Federal Court

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 17:22, Thursday, 15 November



by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 18:00, Thursday, 15 November

Swatting is the recent mischief of placing a hoax call to police, telling them that an horrific crime is being committed, and then watching the mayhem from another location.  It's a despicable act, placing both the police and the people at the called-in address in great danger.

As a cop, when you respond to one of these call and "go in hot",  adrenaline pumping, hopefully someone is able to figure out quickly that it was a hoax call and no one gets hurt.    But, sometimes things go horribly wrong.  Like in this case in Witchita KS.
Most of the time, the police respond and figure out that nothing was going on before anyone gets hurt, but it doesn’t always happen that way.
Now, a man responsible for a fatal swatting call has pled guilty to 51 charges stemming from his actions.
Fifty-one charges?  That prosecutor was busy in the books.  I can think of a half-dozen charges I could cite for making a prank call that resulted in a death, but 51?  And as a part of a plea deal, I wond...

Season's Change

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:00, Thursday, 15 November

We had the first frost of the season this morning, with temps in the high 20s.  One small now flurry yesterday, which is unheard of in central Louisiana in mid-November.  The season's are changing, and I've even put the liner in my duty jacket, which doesn't normally happen till after Christmas.

One other change, is that I've switched from my summer vodka/tonic to my winter bourbon and coke. Y'all know that I love whiskey, but believe in moderation in all things, except loving a good woman, which should be done enthusiastically.

My to-to, day-in-and-day-out whiskey for mixing with coke (or diet coke, in my case), is either Jim Beam white or Evan Williams, whichever strikes my fancy at the time.  But I buy it in the transmission size.  You know, the big bottle.  When you turn it on its side, it looks like a transmission.

Reloading 357 Magnum On The Lee Classic Turret Press

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 18:07, Thursday, 15 November

4 Hole Lee Classic Turret Press

Hi all I am Mr.Revolverguy and I am a reload-a-holic. In my previous video you watched me load 6.5 Creedmoor on a single stage press, which is how I do all of my rifle rounds. In this video I use a Lee Classic Turret press to load up some 357 Magnum. Having an affection for revolvers I tend to shoot a bit more of the 357 which requires a press with a little more throughput.

Stay tuned up next is 38 special on a fully progressive press.


Correction I mention I have had this press for 18 years. I was looking at the wrong receipt; this press I purchased in 2008 so it is 10 years old.


One of the better qualities is low cost caliber conversions with this press. Those calibers where you want to load a couple hundred rounds with minimal fuss with minimal investment this press is the one for you. A progressive press can add up quickly in a caliber conversion before you add in dies.


Let the Wallet Beatings Commence!

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 19:28, Thursday, 15 November

So black Friday is almost here. This week I will be posting killer deals I come across.

We will start off with a Blem kit from PSA:


$219 PSA Mid-Length Blem Upper Complete with Bolt and CH

Salad days are still here! I wil...

Digital Night Vision: Is It Worth While?

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 15 November

Actual night vision is typically rather pricey. While there are cheap night vision like Gen 1 and some heavily used Gen 2, most people want Gen 3 night vision and they cost a couple thousand dollars and in some cases are upwards of five figures. Digital night vision is slowly becoming a reality. There are […]

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POTD: Shortest Barrel SMLE

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 15 November

A video on youtube showed some young guys from the Arab region -either Iraqi or Algerian- demonstrating their gun, which they have fun with.  It is a cut-down short-magazine Lee Enfield rifle (now carbine length) with the shortest barrel ever seen for this model. The original front sight post is replaced with an AK sight while […]

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My neurologist prescribed klonepin some months back to help the speech and swallowing issues that are side effects of the two strokes in 2015.  (Bihemispheric strokes often impair speech even for those of us lucky enough to be left-handed.) 

I have spent more than a week trying to get the neurologist's office and the pharmacy to coordinate refilling it.  It clearly helps the speech and to a lesser extent, the swallowing problem.  My wife, daughter, and son-in-law all said it helped, but I was not convinced.  Being off it for two weeks had persuaded me they were right.

Anyway, I finally did the long drive to the neurologist to get a paper copy of the prescription since emails and FAX machines were clearly the enemy.  When we reached the office, the prescription had finally reached the pharmacy.  When the receptionist asked what drug, she said not to say the name, but to write it down.  At which point my wife muttered "Gub."

If you saw the greatest comedy Woody Allen ever made, Take the Money and Run, you know what scene this is


😀 Why not stay ahead of events?

What Happened 2 will explore all the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the 2020 race, from Russian hackers and ignorant bigots to extraterrestrials and global warming.


by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 15:38, Thursday, 15 November

Make way for the glorious Tintin stance

— Lusitani (@FLusitani) November 15, 2018
Former deputy Peterson a no-show at Parkland shooting hearing [More]
Why would we expect anything different from him than avoidance, sheltering in place and taking care of Number One?


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:14, Thursday, 15 November

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) says Florida's recount should go on beyond the Sunday deadline if needed, a reversal from 2006 when Schumer slammed Republicans for demanding a recount and argued conceding the election would be the "gentlemanly thing to do." [More]
Yes. Inconsistency is a feature, not a bug.

[Via Mack H]

A Flake to the End

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:08, Thursday, 15 November

Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed [More]
Real hostage-taker mentality, that one...

We're the Only Ones Paternal Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:01, Thursday, 15 November

Son says he shot his father, a former deputy, to protect himself and his mom ... Neighbors say there have been several run-ins involving that retired deputy, and some are not surprised by the violence. [More]
I'd be curious to go back through his 30-year career to see if there were occasions when some people looked the other way...

Cognitive Dissonance as Policy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:52, Thursday, 15 November

Liberals, please instruct us: When is nationalism good and when is it bad? This is confusing. [More]
It's meant to be.

It's intentional that there is no memory. With everything in the now, there is no contradiction, because "then" does not exist.

That's why statues have to go.  That's why commisars vanish.

[Via Mack H]

Another Flare-Up

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:41, Thursday, 15 November

Both bills require Senate approval before heading to Kasich’s desk. But if that happens, Kasich -- a Republican himself -- is likely to veto both measures: he vetoed a previous “heartbeat bill” in 2016, and earlier this year he vowed to block “stand your ground” legislation. [More]
I don't believe there is anyone in politics I have more contempt for.

Blind Leading the Blind

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:29, Thursday, 15 November

Surviving An Active Shooter Now A Course In College [More]
They'll teach you everything but what you actually need to know.

[Via Dave Licht]

The 'Hate Crime' Loophole

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:24, Thursday, 15 November

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) on Thursday will propose a package of legislation aimed at combating hate crimes and reining in white-supremacist violence... [More]
Why wait for a conviction? If being singled out by SPLC is good enough for fusion centers and the media...

Hell, why not just cut to the chase?

And it covers a lot more than that.


Fly Away Home

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:12, Thursday, 15 November

The less obvious, but potent, is internal immigration: People leaving failed progressive strongholds but voting in the new place just like they voted in the old place. [More]
Yep. They fouled their nest and now proceed to foul ours.

[Via Mack H]

I Can't Wait to Test Mine Out

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:32, Thursday, 15 November

Soldiers Get Wireless Targeting to Shoot Around Corners, Hit Enemies Instantly - This system, called Rapid Target Acquisition, is slated to arrive in early 2019 [More]
So at that point it will be "in common use at the time" by the military and thus, according to the clear intent of the Founders, available to "the whole people"?


[Via BoyDownTheLane]

Bumping off… REALITY

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 13:12, Thursday, 15 November

I had occasion to review the status of the coming bump-fire stock rule today.

The basic lie about how bump-fire stocks operate is still there, naturally.

This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire automatically with a single function of the trigger, such that they are subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA).

But the real fun part is down in “Anticipated Costs and Benefits.”

It is anticipated that the rule will cost $129,222,483 million in the first year (the year with the highest costs).

“$129,222,483 million”

$129,222,483… MILLION.



Come “12/00/2018” these idiots are going to break the ba...

Kristallnacht 80 years later

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 13:02, Thursday, 15 November

By Nathan Barton

My apologies to readers and friends, that I overlooked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Pogromnacht of 09 November 1938, just two days shy of 20 years after the end of the Great War, and one of the incidents in Germany leading up to the Second World War.

See the source imageThe Night of the Broken Glass, 09 November 1938.

The shock of this event is remembered to this day.  Back in the 1980s, and still today, streets that had been the scene of vandalism and looting (seen above in an unknown city) were still recognizable, though no longer housing shops owned and operated by Jews, who are virtually nonexistent in Germany today.


What If You Called 911 And No One Answered?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:00, Thursday, 15 November

It is happening more and more around the country, as cities find it hard to hire people for 911 centers. Reaching 911 in Indianapolis can take minutes, not seconds.

A mother calls 911 when her child collapses and starts to have a seizure. She gets a recorded message telling her not to hang up, her call will be answered.

“I just sat on hold waiting for someone to help me,” O’Conner said. “It seemed like an eternity. I was terrified. I thought I was going to lose my daughter.”

She waited 6 minutes for her call to be answered.

A lot of truly bad things can happen in 6 minutes. You should have a plan as to what to do. Whether that is CPR or defend yourself from a violent attack.

Politicians are shocked that people won’t work hard jobs for pittance, just because that’s what the city if offering. (911 dispatchers can earn more in neighboring counties than they can in Indianapolis.)

The Mercedes-Benz Gruma Hunter X-Class Truck

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 15 November

Here at TFB we very rarely write about Automobiles, but when we do they are probably the best Automobiles in the World – for our needs. When we covered luxury SUVs for hunting and fishing England had a clear win with their Bentley Benteyga. If hunting with Falcons is your thing, there can also only […]

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The Final Stretch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:09, Thursday, 15 November

Received via email:

If she's so "pro-gun," how come GOA didn't rate her?  And how come all Numbers USA has on her is she's OK with defunding sanctuary cities, but not a word on the most important gun owner concerns?

And you have to wonder if she's so damn tone deaf she doesn't grok why "joking" about ...

Back to the Future...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 11:27, Thursday, 15 November

Currently underway is a 2,000-round test on a Ruger P89. The P-series Rugers had a reputation on the internet (Usenet rec.guns and later gun forums on the web) for being reliable, but those were the days when "flawless reliability" was a pretty nebulous thing.

It will be interesting to see how it runs and compare it to shooting newer test guns. Personally, I vastly preferred the 5906 I ran earlier this year to the P89.

It's worth noting, however, that the MSRP in the 1993 Gun Buyer's Annual for the Ruger was $410, which is a good bit less than the $672 Smith & Wesson wanted for a 5906 with fixed sights. (The blued steel and alloy 5904, perhaps a more direct comparison to ...

According to the Yale Daily News, mocking African-American group poses is “racially provocative.”

The Oldest (and seriously competing for Left-est) College Daily was outraged.

The Yale Police Department is investigating reports from Yale students who witnessed two masked people post racially provocative flyers on bulletin boards around Cross Campus on Tuesday night. …

Yale students took photos of the posters, removed them from the bulletin board, replaced them with messages of support for people of color and reported the incident to Yale student ...

Thursday Links From The Other McCain

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:47, Thursday, 15 November

Wombat, over at the Other McCain has offered up Early Afternoon With In The Mailbox: 11.15.18.

It starts out like this.

EBL: Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence In LA, also, National Pickle Day
Twitchy: You May Not Believe This, But Palm Beach County Just Messed Up The Machine Recount
Louder With Crowder: Monica Lewinsky Unloads On Bill Clinton, also, Rock Star Dave Grohl Surprises Firefighters Battling California Wildfires

Adam Piggott: 100 Years Ago Today, We Were A Nation, also, The Real Difference Between The Right And Left

And there’s more. Enjoy.

The Grand Realignment

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 10:09, Thursday, 15 November

Salena Zito has an article out in the Washington Examiner that’s worth your time. The whole notion that “The Republicans have lost the suburbs” is way overstated. If that were true, the Dems blue wave would have materialized as they expected, rather than being a historically ho-hum midterm performance for the party out of power. But that’s not to say I think the Republicans are playing all the right moves. The Dems are doing a far better job of selling to wealthy suburbanites than the GOP is doing of selling to working class voters. What you’re seeing now is wealthy suburbs shifting hard for Democrats, while working class suburbs that have been traditionally democratic are shifting more slowly.

The GOP will find its home not necessarily just with blue collar workers: there’s whole classes of educated, middle-class voters out there who are working professional jobs, but aren’t rich enough to afford the wild redistributionist schemes of the progressive left. We are...

Colombian FARC Weapons Turned into ‘Anti-Monument’

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 15 November

Colombian sculptor, Doris Salcedo, has unveiled her latest work – a monument to mark the end of the guerrilla war which has racked Colombia for just over 50 years. The unconventional peace monument, entitled Fragmentos (Fragments), uses the scrap metal reclaimed from the thousands of small arms handed over by FARC rebels following the peace treaty signed in […]

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Australian Leader T2 Rifle to be Made in USA

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Thursday, 15 November

Australian Leader T2 Rifle to be Made in USA (1)St. George Arms has published a video where Charles St. George, the founder of the company and the designer of the Australian Leader Dynamics Model T2 MK 5 rifle, has announced that this rifle will be manufactured in the USA. Here is the announcement text (quoted from the company’s website) followed by the mentioned video. The Australian […]

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11/14/18 Daily Wire:

A physical education teacher in Florida was punished for refusing to oversee a biologically female middle schooler who identifies as male potentially get undressed in the boys' locker room. The school, stunningly, allowed the female student to have access to the boys' locker room without so much as informing the male students who would be sharing the locker room with the girl or the students' parents.
According to a compliant letter from Liberty Counsel to Pasco County School District, the female student caught "boys (literally) with their pants down, causing them embarrassment and concern by the fact that they had been observed changing by an obvious girl," reports The Federalist.
Teachers and administrators were barred from speaking abou...

I built a second bucket trap…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:53, Thursday, 15 November

…put it in the barn where mice have been eating the peanut butter out of the traps.

Then just as I was settling down for the evening I thought, “Joel, you idiot. You should have left the water out of the bucket.” So I was very surprised this morning to find that the bucket contents were sti...

Federal Judge Allows NRA Lawsuit v. Cuomo to Advance

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:58, Thursday, 15 November




November Update Post

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 09:31, Thursday, 15 November

Okay, lots of fun stuff going on currently.

Book Stuff

The eARC for House of Assassins is available now (see the last blog post for details) and the regular release (hard cover, eBook, and audio) will be in February.  So maybe now people will quit giving Book 1 one star reviews on Amazon because “I’d abandoned the series” (ironically said review was posted while Book 2 was already available for preorder on that very website).

The anthology of sci-fi and fantasy themed noir stories Noir Fatale edited by me and Kacey Ezell was turned in last month, and will be coming out in 2019 also.  I believe in August.

Monster Hunter Guardian, with Sarah Hoyt, is pretty much wrapped up and has been sent off to the Alpha Readers. It is awesome.  It also has a 2019 release date. I think in October. Unless I flipped it and Noir Fatale. But it’s one of those.

I just finished a short story called Proxy War for Michael Z. Williamson’s next Freehold anthology. The anthology is about the occupation and resistance against the UN. In the original book, the...

It's Been Done

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:46, Thursday, 15 November

Tucker Carlson Antifa Riot Hints Cuba’s Campaign to Export Mob Attacks Is Succeeding [More]
How very Opposite Day "progressive," presenting old "ideas" as new. Here's the proven-in-practice playbook:

The more it works, the more we'll see it happen, and the uglier and more dangerous it will become.

Miami Herald: ‘Why didn’t they move toward the building?’ [More]
I didn't realize Yul had such a fine-tuned sense of sarcasm...

[Via Roger J]

... can be sure those enabling more school killings and pushing for more citizen disarmament will. [More]

The Wrong Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:14, Thursday, 15 November

Will government taxpayers be forced to pay Tulsa woman who was framed by law enforcement? Judge to decide [More]
There, I fixed it for ya.

How about everybody involved in the frame-up be held accountable as individuals? If that means a lifetime of forced labor until the debt is paid in full, maybe it'll make some of the other corrupt authoritarian bastards think twice.

[Via Neil W]

We're the Only Ones Ethical Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:55, Thursday, 15 November

The Ethical Society of Police... [More]
No, of course it's not about honoring their oath and about rights enforcement. It's about race-based power distribution.

For "progressives," every day is Opposite Day.

[Via bondmen]

A 'Poor Excuse' for Public Safety

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:46, Thursday, 15 November

NJ Bail Reform Strikes Again: Judge Frees Fair Lawn Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Face ...New Jersey's Bail Reform & Speedy Trial Act was designed to ensure that poor defendants charged with minor crimes don't stay locked up while large-scale drug dealers pay whatever amount of bail is necessary to free themselves. [More]
How very "progressively" egalitarian!

Relax. It's simply a matter of priorities.

[Via ...

We're the Only Ones Immune Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:39, Thursday, 15 November

Lawrence police officer who shot man asks judge to dismiss criminal charge [More]
I can see where the guy snapped and resisted being officially assaulted, but you just can't -- not if you expect to live to fight another day at the time and place of your choosing.  In this case, "Safety first!" means wear that seatbelt or we'll shoot you -- either intentionally or through stunning incompetence, none of which we should be held accountable for, because it's the law!

[Via Steve T

Christmas Comes Early

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:30, Thursday, 15 November

A handgun for Christmas: Company buys firearms for every employee ahead of holidays [More]
Speaking of cool Christmas gifts...

[Via Mike F]

Memo From Middle America: Good Riddance To RINO Steve Russell, OK-5, Done In By Demographics, Arrogance, And Fanatical Immigration Enthusiasm. [More]
So what's with the "A-" after the clear promise (@46 minutes in)?

Without Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:03, Thursday, 15 November

2nd Amendment supporters question NYC proposal to scrutinize gun buyers’ web searches, social media [More]
Some of us don't. We know exactly what these bastards are attempting.

[Via Felix B]

It Will Never Be Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:59, Thursday, 15 November

We don’t know enough about gun owners in California. Researchers want to know why [More]
Me, I'd like to know more about those who want us disarmed.

Find out what they eat for breakfast.

[Via Roger J]

A Revolting Mayor

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:52, Thursday, 15 November

Ohio Mayor Leads Cities In Revolt Against Irresponsible Gun Companies - Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz says big cities should use their purse strings to pressure gun manufacturers into adopting responsible business practices. [More]
Or the companies could just take the Barrett/Hornady position and tell this punk to...

[Via ...


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Thursday, 15 November

Kansas man shoots self with ‘homemade’ gun, pleads guilty to weapon charge, prosecutor says [...

Another Guest of Honor?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:38, Thursday, 15 November

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on Cobos-Cenobio. [Watch]
And for some reason, news sources I've checked are silent on who "the female passenger" is. It might be instructive to know, and to be able to check out social media accounts.

[Via bondmen]

Grasping at Straws

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:18, Thursday, 15 November

The family of a woman shot to death in a 2014 Overland Park hate crime has settled a lawsuit against Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the crime. [...

#LAFS5: Meet Kaitlin

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 07:46, Thursday, 15 November

Kaitlin Clark is pretty special. She’s a member of Team Purple with Annette Evans on this season of Love at First Shot. Click here if you missed that post to catch up, but do you want to know what’s so amazing about Kaitlin? It starts with the backstory in our trailer… As I packed up for […]

And like that, thousands of people are felons

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 07:20, Thursday, 15 November

I interrupt a blogging break for this breaking news.

It appears that the Department of Justice is about to ban bump stocks. I say about to because the Final Action is slated for the imaginary date of 12/00/2018. The new rule:

This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire automatically with a single function of the trigger, such that they are subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA). The rule will amend 27 CFR 447.11, 478.11, and 479.11 to clarify that bump-stock-type devices are machineguns as defined by the NFA and GCA because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy of...

Writings by friends...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:52, Thursday, 15 November

Ice, Ice Baby

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:31, Thursday, 15 November

Well, it didn't snow last night after all...

 Instead, we got an inch or so of ice and freezing rain.


New #NeverTrump Attorneys Group

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:10, Thursday, 15 November

The Times yesterday applauded the arrival of a new anti-Trump Legal Group founded by conservatives.

[M]ore than a dozen prominent conservative lawyers have joined together to sound a note of caution. They are urging their fellow conservatives to speak up about what they say are the Trump administration’s betrayals of bedrock legal norms.

“Conservative lawyers are not doing enough to protect constitutional principles that are being undermined by the statements and actions of this president,” said John B. Bellinger III, a top State Department and White House lawyer under President George W...

Donald Trump Improved

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:27, Thursday, 15 November

Some poster on Reddit came up with this makeover for Donald Trump.


In early 1861, after Lincoln’s election, a little girl famously wrote to him, telling him he’d look better with a beard. Old Abe responded by growing one, proving the little girl right.

Taking grooming advice from a member of the public was good for the first Republican president, and it’s bound to be even better for the most recent.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Got Him Killed

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:19, Thursday, 15 November

And since Oklahoma has a “Make My Day” law, this will likely be ruled justified. TPD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend who forced his way into her home.

The homeowner told officers her ex-boyfriend knocked on her front door. When she opened it, he pushed his way inside her house.

The woman told police he physically assaulted her, so she grabbed her pistol and shot him.

He is in a local hospital. He will have to answer some tough questions when the doctors are done with him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

NATO Snipers Practicing High-Angle Shooting in Austria

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 15 November

Unless you have some interest and skill in mathematics, shooting high or low-angle precision rifle is going to be even more difficult. Just imagine all the countless variables, and then adding to the difficulty that the distance that you measure (via Milling or Laser Range Finder, for instance) to your target isn’t the one you’re […]

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NEW Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol in 5.56 NATO

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Thursday, 15 November

Edge pistolSpringfield Armory put everyone on notice when they finally introduced an XD(M) 10mm pistol this fall and they are likely to turn heads again with their most recent unveiling. Now available is a Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol chambered in 5.56 NATO featuring a billet lower receiver. This new AR-15 pistol carries over all of […]

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Quote of the day—Jen Zamzow

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 15 November

Anyone serious about building consensus on gun policy needs to be slower to judge and quicker to listen to those who disagree. I understand why gun-safety advocates might not want to listen to those who are skeptical of gun-safety laws. People are being killed in their places of worship and kids gunned down at school; this kind of crisis can make people feel they don’t have time for dialogue.

However, listening to those who are resistant to gun-control laws is more than just a sign of respect. Understanding what motivates people can help us come up with better solutions that are more likely to stick. Instead of focusing on what motivates us, we need to ask what motivates them. We don’t all need to take the same path to get to the same destination. We can get more people to the destination if we can find a path they’re willing to take.

Jen Zamzow
November 14, 2018
Why we can’t agree on gun control
[Great advice! The truth cannot be learned if people do not listen. Listen to others on the condition they listen to you and then see where you bo...

The Murder of Kashoggi

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:33, Thursday, 15 November

The Saudi government is prosecuting the killers.  11/15/18 New York Times:

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul.
Speaking to reporters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a spokesman for the public prosecutor said that the 15-man team sent to confront Mr. Khashoggi had orders to return him to the kingdom, but after he resisted they decided on the spot to kill and dismember him.
Some have suggested that this might have been an internal effort to embarrass an increasingly modernizing government (about to reach the 18th century). Their version suggests angry and incompetent.

Believe All Women!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 05:30, Thursday, 15 November

11/14/18 Daily Wire reports on a Tampa cop fired after a woman he pulled over claimed a sexual assault:

The woman, according to Escobar, York’s attorney, refused a full medical exam and would not give blood and urine samples. She insisted, oddly, that they focus on her underwear and a tampon she was using at the time of the alleged incident. The tampon was never found.
A DNA swab of her underwear, taken from the front material, found York’s DNA. Normally this would be the nail in the coffin for someone accused — and at first it looked that way for York. But his attorneys argued that the DNA — known as touch DNA — could have gotten on her underwear some other way. You see, touch DNA refers to the skin cells one leaves on an object after they have touched it. York’s attorneys argued the woman rubbed her driver’s license (which York had touched during the traffic stop) on her underwear to transfer the DNA.
Her story to investigating officers kept changing.  Worse:

Heh, heh, heh…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:42, Thursday, 15 November

I’m starting to like this.

Took a couple of hours to do it but I recorded a genuine 50o indoor/outdoor temperature ratio this morning. A shirtsleeve cabin when it’s in the teens outdoors! That started out unattainable, then became achievable only through really ...

Pushy Boy

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:26, Thursday, 15 November

Except for the lack of screaming tantrums it’s a little like living with my ex. Laddie has a very strong sense of duty.

My duty, that is.

I’m only sort of complaining. I used to get annoyed with LB because he’d never tell me when he needed attention: He’d just stare fixedly at my back and shoot “need to pee” rays at me. Laddie is nowhere near that reticent. This morning he decided that was quite enough sitting around reading in the bedroom: Up, you sluggard! It’s time for food and walkies!


Range 14 November

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Thursday, 15 November


Started out halfway decent.  I called the flinches or I was going too fast.  I flinch in anticipation when I take too long, if I go a half beat too fast I heel a bit.

And I tired out quick.  By the 6th mag, clearly.  Not my best session.

But you shoulds seen the shotgun pattern of the two idiots shooting a Glock Fohty next to me...,

21 rounds of American Eagle.  36 rounds of Magtech.  376 total in the gun.  119 since last cleaning.  No malfunctions.

Partners in Disarmament

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:47, Thursday, 15 November

Mark my words: red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people suspected of being threats, will only add to the government’s power. [More]

Now somebody want to tell Lindsay?

How 'bout Chris?

[Via Greg K]

Honda to shift production of SUV to China from US amid trade war [More]
We're supposed to give a damn about their islands enough to put Americans in harm's way and risk war why, exactly...?

So Much for Diversity

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:27, Thursday, 15 November

Green iguanas are not native to South Florida, so this bobcat is doing good by preying on a non-native species. [More]

Playing the Percentages

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:06, Thursday, 15 November

Now they’re down to 40%, as they scrape and dig desperately for scary numbers to drive their victim disarmament agenda. [More]
Cue the raving MILM to scream "One is too many!" and watch the whole herd join in.

Help the Democrats with their executive branch coup and leave the borders open. [More]

You know, in the spirit of bipartisanship...

It’s the holiday season, which usually means dinner parties, get-togethers, and new outfits. Yes, silky shirts, heels, skirts and dresses aren’t always conducive for concealed carry on your body. For some who carry everyday, this may mean switching to off body concealed carry, a viable alternative.


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Members from the International Women’s Fishing Association met at the Islamorada Fishing Club Sunday, October 21st for their annual Islamorada Backcountry Tournament Captain’s meeting.  Twenty-two women traveled from as far north as Wisconsin and some from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Islamorada. The three-day tournament format where 2 different anglers fish together per boat with different local Keys fishing guides each day. This year tournament director Kim Clement added a new Fly Division where ladies that entered could only fish Fly tackle. Six ladies entered in this division with 3 designated local fishing guides that specialized in Fly fishing.  869 fish were caught and released throughout the three-day event. Anglers could only count 5 per species for scoring so more fish were actually caught and released making it to be some great fishing in the Keys!


Are you looking for gifts for the prepper in your life? I know there are a few items on this list I would like to find under the tree. ~MC

Most preppers have so many things on their wishlist that it may seem like only those with a lot of spare money can manage it. Starting out, most of us have purchased cheaply made items, not realizing just how low-quality they really were. Imagine being in a severe emergency only to find that the gear in your bug out bag either breaks the first time you use it. That’s a nightmare scenario, for sure.

survival mom

You don’t have to be a victim of cheap and poor quality survival gear and supplies — not when your life could depend on it!

We’ve combed through dozens of online products that we either use ourselves or have been recommended to us by others. Each of these prepper gifts is under $20, but the are still solid quality items, not cheap dime-store items.

These items are a solid foundation to get started and they make great gifts and, in some cases, stocking stuffers. They’re al...

The Blame Game

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 05:08, Thursday, 15 November

Let’s play a little game, just between us physicians, shall we? Are you offended by the implication that you, as a lawful prescriber, are to blame for the opioid epidemic? Are you tired of the government telling you how you should practice medicine–all because of the actions of the criminal and the irresponsible? Are you […]

Sounds Like a Parent Defending Kids

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Thursday, 15 November


Self-defense is Legal in Georgia

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:35, Thursday, 15 November

But then I always suspected that it was. Police: Deadly shooting at Atlanta park was self-defense.

“Based on the investigation, this case is being treated as a felon killed by private citizen (which essentially means self-defense),” police spokeswoman Lisa Bender said Wednesday in a statement.

The case will end up with the DA, but the cops are calling it self-defense. Which is a human-right. Apparently it is also your legal-right in Georgia. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

For this year’s Veteran’s Day t’s time for a new Limited Edition of Radian Weapons’ Raptor Charging Handle. It goes on sale on Monday the 12:th of November, and is called “The Pioneer”. Radian Weapons are planning to raise $20,000 for a charity called Duskin and Stephens with the proceeds. According to their homepage their […]

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Ugh this guy is still making music (if u EvEn WaNt To CaLL iT ThAt):

I remember when he first came out, everyone was like “OoooOOooO EdGy” because he said “nigga” and overtly rapped in that gravely voice about how many drugs he allegedly sold and how much dirt he did all while looking and talking like a TIER -20 piece of trash.  Anyways, the novelty quickly wore off once every song and video was similar, and the shock value of the face tattoos wore off.

Is it even still edgy when white rappers or white people in general say “nigga” in 2018?  I haven’t been keeping my ear to the streets regarding that lately.

Besides terrible music, the other crime being committed here by Stitches is wearing two different camouflage patterns.


Talking BDSM, sexual contracts, and his work in the adult entertainment industry. Ugh.. GENTLEMEN THIS IS NOT A DRILL:


BDSM Slaves and Submissive’s. I’m sorry I can’t be with just a “Regular Woman”. Join the Syn Sity group.

Posted by Lucien R. Black on Sunday, October 28, 2018



North China Type 19: The Improved Nambu Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 02:00, Thursday, 15 November

This pistol is being sold at Rock Island on December 2, 2018.

The North China Type 19 pistol (not to be confused with the North China Type 19 rifle) is an improvement on the Type 14 Nambu pistol design which was manufactured in very small numbers in Japanese-occupied China late in World War Two. With shipping connections between Japanese troops in China and the Japanese home islands cut off by US naval activity, plans were put in place to expand Japanese-run arms manufacturing in China and the Type 19 pistol was part of those plans.
The two major improvements to the Nambu design that the Type 19 incorporates are a solid frame with a disassembly lever in place of the removable trigger guard, and a redesign of the manual safety to be much more ergonomic. The magazine retention spring was also wisely discarded. Two distinct types of these pistols are known; one ver...

Wednesday, 14 November


Soon they'll find the remaining parts,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:07, Wednesday, 14 November

figure how the whole mechanism went together, the guy rebuilding it will assemble the last piece and start messing with it...

What's the best spray for Old Ones?

So Of Course, There Are Calls For Crossbow Control

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 19:18, Wednesday, 14 November

In that place where Great Britain used to be. A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach by a crossbow. Her baby managed to survive.

Politicians are calling for regulating crossbows, because blaming the guy who killed her is so 20th Century.

Sana Muhammad was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo. He’s in custody.

Guns. Knives. Now Crossbows. Soon pipes, sticks, and cricket bats. What will they do when they discover you can kill people with your hands and feet?

David Yamane always seems to have some insight. Recent events indicate that cops could use some of the insight. It’s Not About the Shoothouse, It’s About Decision-Making with a Gun/

The line that forms the title to this post is about the fact that everyone in his class shot a picture of an under-cover police officer. It brought to mind the shooting in suburban Chicago, where a cop shot an armed security guard, and the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, where cops shot an armed homeowner in his own home. (The homeowner was hard of hearing, and couldn’t hear the cops. The only thing he pointed at them was a flashlight.) There are other examples of course.

Although clearing a structure with a rifle and a partner in search of a hostage in a terrorist bomb making facility is an unlikely scenario for me, I was easily able to substitute my own more realistic (even if also unlikely) scenarios as I reflected on my runs through the shoothouse. For example, I come home from a trip and find the door of my house kicked in and my wife i...

FSA TECHNICALS (Part 1): BMP Turrets on Pick-Ups

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 14 November

It was not enough for the Free Syrian Army to improvise small arms and remote control weapon stations, but they developed a number of modifications for vehicles as well.  They have not only repaired damaged tanks and put them back in service, but they have also used pick-up trucks to which they mounted different types […]

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Red Beans

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:18, Wednesday, 14 November

Cold, breezy day today, and I was yearning for red beans.  So, on the way home, I picked up the fixings.  You can start with dried beans and those are great  Belle is the master of dried red beans, but my recipe is quick and dirty.  About an hour from the time you start until you're eating.

Red Beans

1 lb good link sausage
1 lb good bulk sausage
3 cans (15 oz) red beans.


Cut up your sausage.  Drop the bulk sausage into a good black iron pot and fry it loosely, like hamburger.  Add link sausage and let it simmer with the bulk sausage.  Remove from fire, drain....

Banker ID

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:58, Wednesday, 14 November

Lenders including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. , Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. are looking for ways to link up with databases at state departments of motor vehicles and other government offices to make sure potential customers are who they say they are. [More]
I thought Eric Holder and Tom Perez said that was racist and disenfranchised minorities...?

[Via Mack H]

How to Spot a Nazi

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:47, Wednesday, 14 November


Not Nazis.

The way to tell they're not is if they espouse national socialist ideals. Everyone who doesn't is a racist.

[Via Michael G]

On Merritt

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:31, Wednesday, 14 November

Merritt, a Republican from Indianapolis, said the main goal of his proposal would be to require parents to keep guns secure and away from children. Merritt is proposing a bill that would require gun owners to keep guns out of reach of children inside the home.  [More]
What an idiot.  This is the same douchebag who got his panties in a wad over Tannerite a few years back.

Continuing to elect weasels like this lets the Republicans know they can offer whatever steaming pile they want and gun owners will let them get away with it.


Got Your Spare Room Ready?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:13, Wednesday, 14 November

The Caravan is ‘Highly Organized,’ ‘Paid for by a Number of Organizations’ - “Approximately 90 to 95% of the migrants are male.” [More]
What kind of racist xenophobe could be against that?

[Via Michael G]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:42, Wednesday, 14 November

And he seemed so well-adjusted...

"Given these weapons, like the crossbow, used to kill my constituent are readily for sale online, can I urge the Prime Minister to urgently and seriously look at expanding the Offensive Weapons Bill so that we can toughen the scope of the laws governing the sale, the possession and the use of these deadly weapons." [More]
Because it would be utter madness to trust 21st Century subjects with 2,000+ year-old technology!

[Via ...
Oliver had been released from prison and paroled in Sedgwick County in July, Kansas Department of Corrections records show. He was on “moderate” supervision. [More]
That's not enough.

[Via Mack H]

Too Little Too Late

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:51, Wednesday, 14 November

A Tale of Two Factions

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:12, Wednesday, 14 November

While one faction of American Jews, the noisesome lefty one, shouts about gun control, the quieter, religious one, is choosing self-defense over gun control, and preparing to face another attack. [More]
How does the quieter one vote?  Why must I ask?

Isn't it past time to make some noise?

But the Rules Aren’t Supposed to Apply to THEM!

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:34, Wednesday, 14 November

Only the peons should have to follow the rules. (Maybe they’re more like guidelines.) Hollywood, amid fires and looters, finds its pro-gun side.

So some folks in Hollywood – who’ve been impacted by the fires – are deterring looters in the traditional way.

“PDC Posse,” a group of gun-toting men who’ve taken it upon themselves to defend properties affected — read: nearly destroyed — by the Woolsey Fire by warning, via a posted sign, “Looters will be shot on site! PDC Posse.” And maybe these guys were all pro-Second Amendment prior to the tragedies of fire ravaging their homes.

Funny how they don’t think self-defense should be available to the peons in Flyover Country.

NEW Lead Slinger! Thompson (Auto Ordnance) Case Hardened Tommy Gun

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 14 November

Case Hardened Tommy GunAuto Ordnance Corporation (of the Kahr Firearms Group) has unveiled a NEW Thompson Case Hardened Tommy Gun chambered in the traditional .45 ACP with looks that could kill. The aesthetic, swirling-water appearance of case hardening that is most closely associated with revolvers looks right at home on the side of their newest Tommy Gun. This […]

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This Has to be Fake News

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 13:31, Wednesday, 14 November

11/14/18 Fox News

A man drive his truck into a courthouse while drunk to make sure police would take seriously his report that his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.  Too stupid to stay out of jail, but probably not too stupid to reproduce ala Idiocracy.

Click to embiggen.

Come Now, and Let Us Reason Together

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:08, Wednesday, 14 November

While we await the publishing of the amendments we wish to assure members that all lawful measures will be employed to oppose any unreasonable legislation. [More]
What would you consider "reasonable"? Or for that matter, "lawful"?

[Via Felix B]

One Story From California

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 11:44, Wednesday, 14 November

He must have come within a couple of degrees of having the truck combust. Vehicles around him were burning. When freed of the traffic jam by a bulldozer, he returned to the town, found others trapped there looking for medical care, and participated in a triage effort at the local hospital until everyone remaining was evacuated.


by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:44, Wednesday, 14 November

posting has been the interrupted as I've found myself on the West coast.   It will probably stay interrupted for a while longer.

That's damn cold

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 13:44, Wednesday, 14 November

And, I'm sure, somehow caused by Globular Wa- er, Climate Change.
As summer starts heating up, scientists just published the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. During the long, dark Antarctica winter temperatures dropped low enough to resemble other planets.

The temperature they measured? A stunning negative 144 degrees Fahrenheit (-97.8 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, just a few breaths of air would induce hemorrhaging in your lungs and quickly lead to death.

The temperature was recorded using satellite measurements in the middle of Antarctica during the depths of winter where the sun never rises. These findings, recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, are close to the theoretical coldest temperature Earth can get down to.

BOTW: “Spacegun” by Noshpatu

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 14 November

The 18th Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Noshpatu.  I think this submission beat the whole “Space Force” announcement a few months ago so Noshpatu may have something. That said, anything with the Hera CQR is going to look science-fictiony. The drum actually looks pretty good with the build—normally it looks, shall […]

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Pictures: 300 Blackout in a 5,56 Barrel 16″

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 14 November

ESG Gunworks LLC is a Class 2 manufacturer formed in 2008 by three police officers. They are located in Texas and specialize in building AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles according to the customer’s needs. One of their customer brought in a rifle made by them, an ESG 5.56 mm where the customer had shot a […]

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Something to keep in mind

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 07:53, Wednesday, 14 November

Washington state law has some interesting things to keep in mind:

State law defines malicious harassment — a felony commonly referred to as a “hate crime” — as intentionally injuring, damaging property or threatening someone “because of his or her perception of the victim’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical or sensory handicap.”

In Seattle a misdemeanor malicious harassment law extends those protections to include gender identity, homelessness, marital status, political ideology, age and parental status.

Detective Beth Wareing investigates bias crimes for the Seattle Police Department and coordinates its response.

She said the department tracks three types of bias:

• Malicious harassment;
• Crimes that have a bias element, such as when hatred toward a pro...

Talking to Journalists

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:39, Wednesday, 14 November

A reporter from the New York Daily News asked some questions:

Hi Clayton,

Thanks so much for getting back to me, I hope your health progressively gets better!

I’ll send over a few questions if that okay with you… I really want to capture the increased incident of  police and armed black men. Activist seem to believe there is racism at the core of these incidents.

1.       What was your response to the shooting of Jemel Roberson two days ago?

Doctors on Guns

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:22, Wednesday, 14 November

The American College of Physicians is recommending solutions to what it says,"continues to be a public health crisis," and "Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nation's immediate attention."  You would never know that murder rates are now below 1965 rates.  To quote Snopes:

FBI statistics show, in fact, that the 2015 murder rate was among the lowest of the past 47 y...

Y’all remember when I posted a picture of the new bucket trap’s first confirmed kill…

See something wrong with that picture? I did not, and I was standing right there. I set up the bucket right next to that blue plastic tub deliberately, to give mice two routes to destruction. But when the first mouse rolled off to a watery grave it took a bit of revenge: It cau...

Nothing New Under the Sun

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:04, Wednesday, 14 November

[More]How very "progressive."


Tracing Back the Lies

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:40, Wednesday, 14 November

Which brings us to The Trace and their artless attempt to scare people about suicides... [More]
So they're professional deceivers in addition to having daddy issues...?

[Via Felix B]

Show Trial

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Wednesday, 14 November

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was a ruthless criminal boss who ordered hits on his own loved ones and his weapons of choice included a diamond-encrusted pistol and a gold-plated AK-47, a court has heard. [More]
Damned "lax American gun laws!"

What an insidious scam this whole "War on Drugs/Guns/etc." circus is.

[Via Dave Licht]

AzCDL Newsletter

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Wednesday, 14 November

November's is up. Among other things they "discuss the impact of the midterm elections on both the state and federal level, along with your role in helping us make a difference during the 2019 Arizona legislative session." [More]

Convert or die. [More]

That "interfaith" enough for you...?

Note these are the same fools not only baring their own throats, but demanding yours be bared as well -- under force of arms.

It's fair to ask how many "shepherds" are just Kumbaya idiots and how many are knowingly working for the wolves.

The Conquest of Space

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:17, Wednesday, 14 November

But increasingly, government agencies, journalists, and the space community at large are recognizing that these narratives are born from racist, sexist ideologies that historically led to the subjugation and erasure of women and indigenous cultures, creating barriers that are still pervasive today. [More]
It figures that deplorable lifeist Captain Kirk would pepetuate the hate with trigger words like "tame."

[Via ...

Future Democrat Disenfranchised

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:05, Wednesday, 14 November

Remember this guy?

What a shame. He showed such promise...

[Via Michael G]


by Mas in at 09:19, Wednesday, 14 November

In my last entry here (found below this one for those who don’t come here regularly) I made a point: if we’re going to have mad dog killers shoot up bars because they’re sure they won’t draw return fire there, … Read more

Let’s play “Find the School Shooting” again

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 08:25, Wednesday, 14 November

It’s time to guess how many of Everytown Dances In the Blood’s “school shootings” are anything resembling actual school shootings.

Caveat Emptor, Baby

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:25, Wednesday, 14 November

Colt's New Line single action solid-frame pocket revolvers are an affordable relic from the days of the Old West, especially considering what Colt's larger revolvers go for.

Most I've run across aren't working, and it's rarely worth the effort to try and get one running, but they're neat little paperweights all the same.

Colt made them for a few years in several different calibers: .22, .30, .32, .38, and .41, all rimfire. The reason they stopped making them was so many companies blatantly ripped them off, selling them cheaper than the quality guns from Colt.

The lower ...

Rand Tells Off Nietzsche in Heaven

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:17, Wednesday, 14 November

Gerard van der Leun, now a refugee burned out of his home, with the loss of everything, by the fire that swept over Paradise, California, is in Chico and reports that the good people of that town are acting like real Americans.

Near closing time in the men’s Clothing Clearance Corner on the first floor of Penny’s at the Chico Mall, a young girl is replacing the piles of tossed clothing left by the numbed shoppers from Paradise frantic for cheap basic clothing. Some of them are camped in tents somewhere close by the mall; for how long nobody knows. But this young, quietly lovely girl is putting the Cloth...

Catch and Release?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:00, Wednesday, 14 November

It’s possible he was out due to “credit for time served,” but I would bet he was on parole. (Or it could be both.) Police: 1 man behind 2 carjackings, 3 burglaries, shooting in Nashville.

Stanton is a convicted burglar and car thief. He received a six-year prison sentence in July 2016. He had just gotten out of jail in August 2018.

Theft, carjacking, and a felon with a gun. Bets on whether the District Attorney turns him over to the feds for the federal gun-charge? (My bet would be no, since having the feds prosecute someone doesn’t help the DA get reelected.)

Real Guns Of Fallout: 10mm

by Andrew in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 14 November

The Fallout Universe is one of my most favoritest things. It manages to be dark, sinister, gritty, and ultra-violent while at the same time maintaining a light and quirky sense of humor. If you have never played any of the games, you are really missing out. The Fallout series of games are set in an […]

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New 2019 IPSC Rule book opens up a huge market

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 14 November

A huge market opens as IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) update their rule books in January 2019. I would think the biggest new market is in the IPSC Handgun Competition, as two new divisions (that have been lurking on test) appear. They are IPSC Production Optics and IPSC Production Optics Light. I guess your first […]

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Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Wednesday, 14 November

If resistance to gun-control laws is based on guns, or the enjoyment of guns, rather than our inalienable right to life and the sovereignty of the people, if we are consistently perceived as concerned only that we be left undisturbed to enjoy target shooting, hunting or collecting fine firearms, if, in fact, that is all that we do care about the resistance by an angry few will likely prove futile, and we will lose — not secure — the right to keep and bear arms.

Jeff Snyder
Nation of Cowards, The Line in the Sand, page 161
[This book should be required reading in school. And since it is not every gun owner must be strongly encouraged to read it.

I can open the book to any page and easily find something worthy of a QOTD. Sometimes there three or four QOTD are clearly available on a single page and even the titles of the essays alone can qualify as a QOTD. It is an amazing book.—Joe]

Red Flag

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Wednesday, 14 November

So, many of you saw that my state of Maryland killed a man over the red flag legislation.

That's what happens.  Law is deadly force.  Don't pass a law, legislators, unless you are fine with someone getting killed over it.   And now someone, predictably, has. 

One of 114 'warrants' served for this sort of thing.  Someone goes "Hey so and so over there is kinda iffy, better take his guns away."  One in 114 times that someone gets killed for it.  So far.  It's only been around for 40 days or so.  Started being enforceable 1 October.  That means more than one a day.

So, what does it take to get your doorbell rung at 6 AM?

Can Shannon Watts, who doesn't know me from Adam's off ox, read my Twitter and do "this guy likes that Sharp as a Marble's guitar tweets too much.  Kinda scary.  I better have the Maryland State police raid his house."

Can my libe...

Trouble Around These Parts

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:26, Wednesday, 14 November

Democrats Introduce Bill Banning Sales and Advertisements for Gun Parts Kits [More]
So per the bill, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be involved?

The prognosis per GovTrack:
4% chance of being enacted 
Let the Republicans keep blowing it and that will change.

[Via Bluesgal]

Survey SAYS...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:15, Wednesday, 14 November

Exclusive poll: Most Democrats see Republicans as racist, sexist [More]
Looks like the GOP respondents have some catching up to do.

The family had removed all firearms from the house, Dyer said. West’s wife, other family members and even neighbors did the best they could to get help for West, he said. [More]
So everybody knew he couldn't be trusted with a gun...?

[Via Neil W]

"I think we have to be pragmatic here, we have to start someplace,” Evers said. “We’ve had young people all across the country, people in high schools, saying, ‘Enough is enough, the adults have to stand up and do something.'” [More]
I guess Scott Walker's "pragmatism" wasn't enough.

Note to dumb-ass Republiquislings: It never will be.

On This We Can All Agree, Right?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:21, Wednesday, 14 November

[A]lthough they have not suffered physical violence during the caravan, they have been victims of verbal violence, as happened in their countries of origin. [More]
Well then our duty is clear. We can't let the haters who abused them into this land of tolerance and diversity.

Who Was that Masked Man?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:54, Wednesday, 14 November

Houston police said an 18-year-old male was walking with a female, both of whom are students at Lamar High School, on Bammel Lane when the masked gunman walked up and started firing at the 18-year-old. After the victim fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and fired several more shots, police said. [More]
If this doesn't justify disarming you and me I don't know what will.

[Via bondmen...

And After That They'll Be Satisfied?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:58, Wednesday, 14 November

Massachusetts offers a model for dealing with gun violence that the rest of the country could follow. [More]
Yeah, it looks like it.

What can I say, besides "Vox"?

[Via Roger J]

It's SWAT for Me to Say...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:50, Wednesday, 14 November

Tyler Barriss, who made fatal swatting call in Wichita, guilty of 51 federal charges [More]
This is getting almost as ubiquitous as fake hate crime reports...

[Via bondmen]

Like SWATting Flies

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:45, Wednesday, 14 November

Medina police believe potential active shooter situation at hospital was a hoax [More]
Gee, what kind of sick f*** would call in something like that?

[Via bondmen...

Delusional Demands

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:51, Wednesday, 14 November

Our present revolution is more multifaceted. It is a war on the very Constitution of the United States that has not yet brought the Left its Holy Grail: a state-mandated equality of result overseen by an omnipotent and omniscient elite.  [More]
I don't know if I'd characterize it as a revolution so much as a rage-filled rebellion against reality.

[Via Mack H]

Free Books- Part 166

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:47, Wednesday, 14 November

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….



The following blog is an excerpt from Something New for 102 by the National Park Foundation.


Yellowstone National Park (Jacob W Frank/NPS photo)

This year, celebrate the Nati...

As soon as the hubster said he wanted to go to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a class reunion at the “Blue Zoo,” aka Air Force Academy, I began making plans … not what to wear to class events, such as dinners and a football game, but how in the wide world of sports can we see the Olympic Training Center? Fortunately, The WON has a great relationship with the USA Shooting Team and its public relations folks. I reached out to Jessica Delos Reyes, associate director of media and public relations, and she invited us to visit her onsite at the US Olympic Training Center. And then, she invited us out to see the Nationals, being held at a range outside of the Springs, where the team’s shotgun athletes competed for points to secure a berth in the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

A photo will tell a lot more than a few words, so enjoy this gallery featuring our nation’s fine athletes, the team behind them and the wonderful facilities they use for training. As someone said to me, “No one here is going for the silver medal.”

Olympic Training Center

The NRA’s response to the American College of Physicians trotting out its same old recommendations of infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Americans after the Thousand Oaks mass murder has ignited a social media firestorm. DRGO was asked for a comment on the matter by the Wall Street Journal, which predictably gave our voice […]

ran across this at Ace:
...I do not believe that this poor guy was shot because he was Black; I think he was shot because the cops were out of control and didn't use what little cognitive ability they may have. "Oh look! Guy with gun! Let's shoot him!" Four other people were shot, and it doesn't sound like the bad guy was the one firing, so that means the cops shot five people. Impressive!

The problem now is that "this business is already out of control." Policing in America is broken, and I see no rational solutions being suggested by anybody. BLM wants cops out of Black neighborhoods, and that is moronic beyond belief. Ignoring the fact that most Blacks are not insane...they want the police around...that will not fix the problem. And Whites are killed by cops at approximately the same rates as Blacks, so it's a fallacious argument anyway. But reflexive support for the police is a very shortsighted reaction too. All it does is embolden the crooked or arrogant or power-mad cops who are the lawbreakers, and reinforces the status quo, which is unacceptable.



by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:49, Wednesday, 14 November

Bowie Jane has a life story that sounds like a TV drama. For a while she was a lawyer by day (barrister actually, in the UK), and a DJ/singer at night. (Bowie Jane is not the name on her law-school diploma!) But the most recent info I can find on that is from 2013, so she may have put the law career on hold as the singing takes off, and she is in the US more.

I said bad things about S.W.A.T. but one thing they did get right is the music. Well, they got it right some of the time. (Even a busted clock is right once in awhile.) This is “Busted (S.W.A.T. Edit)” by Bowie Jane. Use that 2nd link if YouTube decides to freak out over the privacy extensions in your browser. You are using privacy extensions, aren’t you? (A little bit of House Music to start your day!)


Self-defense Is Legal In Chicago

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:30, Wednesday, 14 November

Who would have thought it? Shooting of 59-year-old man in Austin ruled self-defense.

An investigation into a shooting that fatally wounded a man Sunday night during a domestic-related altercation in the Austin neighborhood has been closed after investigators determined it was committed in self-defense.

And that determination has been made at lightning speed.

Apparently it was a domestic violence thing.

Self-defense is a human-right, even in the People’s Republic of Illinois. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

The Other McCain Has Links Too

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:15, Wednesday, 14 November

Wombat is back on the job. Late Night With In The Mailbox: 11.12.18.

This begins like this.

EBL: Stan Lee RIP
Twitchy: There’s Something Really Dubious About This Surgeon Shaming The NRA With An Operating Room Selfie
Louder With Crowder: Dan Crenshaw Appears On SNL’s “Weekend Update” To Roast Pete Davidson

And much more.

Claire Wolfe Has Some links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Wednesday, 14 November

Living Freedom Blog has Monday-Tuesday links.

Which starts out with the following.

  • What if the placebo effect isn’t a trick?
  • Hiding secret messages in fingerprints. Maybe somebody will find a use for it.
  • How to farm during the zombie apocalypse.
  • Sea-Tac hopes to become the second airport to let non-flyers meet and send off passengers at the gate, as they used to do in the days before TSA madness. Well, not quiiiite as they used to.
  • From American Partisan: How to use encrypted USB memory sticks.

Real Life is going to intrude on my blogging a bit this week, and then of course next week is Thanksgiving.

Roth Haenel Model 1899 – The First Semiauto Sporting Rifle?

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 04:00, Wednesday, 14 November

This rifle is being sold at Rock Island on December 2, 2018.

While Karel Krnka and Georg Roth were in the process of developing the M1907 pistol, they diverted slightly to apply their patents to a fancy sporting semiauto rifle – the Model 1899. Produced and marketed by Haenel, the 1899 was a long recoil, rotating bolt design chambered for the German 8x45mm cartridge (approximately a 150 grain bullet at 1800 fps). The rifle was very expensive, selling for $150 around 1900-1905, ad this was probably the largest single reason why it failed to be commercial successful. At the same time, a very nice bolt action sporting rifle could be bought for $40-$50, and a brand new Winchester 1897 shotgun for $27. There is a question of whether the 1899 was the first commercial sporting semiauto rifle available, and unfortunately I don’t have the data to conclusively say. The patent dates are 1...

Is Anyone Really Surprised?

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 06:53, Wednesday, 14 November

The new Dem house is going to make gun control a priority. Here are the stakes: next time the Dems control everything we’re getting gun control out the ass. A new and worse ban on “Assault Weapons” is almost a guarantee. And yes, this will give the GOP an excuse to take us for granted and not do anything for us.

We’re back on the defensive, folks. How do you people who laughed Bloomberg off feel now?

For those of you in Montana: have you lost your minds? We can’t afford a state like Montana having a guy like John Tester in the Senate. I can’t believe Montana has been californicated to that degree. You can do better. Now we have six years before we get another shot at him.

Everyone was cheering the meme that “The blue states are losing population! Worst thing ever for the Dems!” Yeah, maybe that would be true if they were leaving the country, but that’s not what’s happening. They are moving to other states and ruining those places too.


Challenging Doctors Was a Smart Move

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 06:35, Wednesday, 14 November

Whoever thought to do this at NRA deserves some credit for smart populism, getting people talking about the issue, and forcing their opponents to engage in a never-ending stream of elitism:

Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.

— NRA (@NRA) November 7, 2018

I think the controversy that has ensued sums up the debate nicely. I like things that work on many levels. As Glenn Reynolds notes: “The thing is, doctor’s ‘special insight&#...

US Army Orders $180 Million-worth of M4s from Colt & FN

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 14 November

The Department of Defense has announced the purchase of $177,214,218 worth of M4 carbines with orders split equally between Colt and FN America. The orders were made on behalf of the US Army’s Contracting Command. Sadly, no quantity is stated in the contract award notices, however, both are valued at $88,607,109. With a roughly estimated […]

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Tuesday, 13 November


Beer, In Comments

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 20:48, Tuesday, 13 November

Kamas Kid says:

Grainbelt was big up here. My Grandpa had a bunch of signs and paraphenalia with the logo on it when he owned a bar. I was watching an old football game on youtube the other day and they had a bunch of commercials for Schaefer Beer. I tried some once, and it wasn't for me. I remember my parents drinking PBR and Old Milwaukee when I was a kid.
In early 1976 I moved to Fort Knox, KY to attend the basic course for armored officers.  I remember Shaefer beer.  It was available at the Class 6 store for $16.00 a keg.  Shaefer was the beer that was served at company parties.I have helped to float several kegs of Shaefer beer.  One beer that I always thought tasted like stale horse-piss was Blatz (the fire-brewed beer).  But, my father-in-law, a Cajun, came up to visit us ad fell in love with it.  He took a couple of cases home and insisted that I bring it to him when I came home on leave.  I never understood his affection for that beer.

Old Milwaukee was the beer of choice when I was in high school and early college.  There was a local store, The Pak-N-Sak that sold it for $...


Simple Question: Car Batteries

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:26, Tuesday, 13 November

My backup generator has a battery that needs replacing soon.  The battery in there is an Interstate Batteries mt-26, 525 CCA, 655 CA.  I would prefer ordering from Amazon.  I know CCA indicates how many amps it can deliver for 30 seconds at 0 degrees F.  That's the only relevant number, right?  Amazon does not to list CCA!

show up and kill the good guy.

And, just as the cherry on this rancid cake,
According to WLS-TV, four other people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds in the encounter, although it was not immediately clear whether these gunshot wounds were caused by the shooter or by the police response.
Jemel Roberson, I can at least hope that the stupid, incompetent bastard pays some kind of price for murdering you.

Norwegian Police Adopt SIG SAUER P320 X-Series

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Back in November we reported that the Norwegian police service was looking for a new service pistol. SIG SAUER have now announced that they have won the tender and will provide Norwegian officers with the P320 X-Series. The SIG will replace Norway current service pistol the Heckler & Koch P30 for some units and organisations […]

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SIG SAUER Introduces The M17 Air Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 13 November

SIG M17 Air Pistol Airsoft (1)SIG Sauer has introduced the .177 caliber CO2 powered airgun replica of the M17 pistol. The M17 Air Pistol is externally identical to the US Military’s new handgun both in terms of dimensions and color. The company has also designed this airgun to feel like the M17 by making it with a polymer frame, metal […]

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“The axle definitely, the steering linkage probably, then tell me what you’ve already cost me and we’ll see what we can do about the engine.”

Neighbor L is going to the big town about 50 miles away on Thursday to get her kneecap screwed and wired back together. D wanted to make sure I’d be available to feed horses, and I said sure, no problem.

“I’ll have to walk, though.” That’s when I told him, when we got together to go to town this morning, that I had the part I’d been waiting for and needed to take the Jeep to the shop. Walking to his place is no problem, I used to do it for pleasure, but the round trip is a pretty good hike.

“Can you drive a stick?”

“Sure I can drive a stick. Why?”


Well There's a Shocker

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:03, Tuesday, 13 November

The blue wave lapped at the shores of Texas this year — and it was powered by Latino voters. [More]
You don't say.

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue."


by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:54, Tuesday, 13 November

In Chicago, a good guy with a gun stopped a shooting. When the police arrived, they shot the good guy.

Internet commando time

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:51, Tuesday, 13 November


Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:50, Tuesday, 13 November

H.R. 7115 “The Instant Felony Hobby Act”

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 11:31, Tuesday, 13 November

And so much more. Officially, the short title for this mess is “3–D Firearms Prohibitions Act,” but I stand by my version.

(a) Banned hazardous products.—Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5)(E)), the following shall be considered banned hazardous products under section 8 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2057):

(1) A firearm receiver casting or firearm receiver blank or unfinished handgun frame that—

(A) at the point of sale does not meet the definition of a firearm in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code; and

(B) after purchase by a consumer, can be completed by the consumer to the point at which such casting or blank functions as a firearm frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault weapon or machinegun or the frame of a handgun.

(2) An assault weapon parts kit.

(3) A machinegun parts kit.

That’s pretty straightforward. Note that it isn’t limited to 80% receivers. It’s any blank or casting, before any machining.

But this is...

What Is A Concealed Carry Badge And Do You Need One?

by M.D. Creekmore in Concealed Carry Today at 12:11, Tuesday, 13 November

What is a concealed carry badge and do you need one? That’s a good question and one that I’ve been asked a lot since starting this site and to make a long answer short – no you don’t need a concealed carry badge, however, there are pros and cons to both sides of the argument and I’ll talk about both ...

Major illegal firearms seizing action in Argentina

by Ronaldo Olive in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Argentine authorities have just busted what appeared to be a large-scale scheme of illegally importing and exporting firearms. The recent (November 3) action primarily involved the local GNA – Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina (the nationwide, military-organized security agency), while the PFA – Policia Federal Argentina and the DGA – Dirección General de Aduanas (the customs agency) […]

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The End of PBR

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer I remember well.  It was the brew of choice for my old friend Junior and he always had a six pack in his fridge.  I understand that nowadays it's a hipster beer (and one of the low-end bargain beers.  But, it had a following, but now it's in a lawsuit with MillerCoors over production capacity.  It seems that MillerCoors is brewing Pabst beer.

MILWAUKEE — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers.
I know that nowadays it is fashionable to get into partnerships or for a strong company to buy a competitor outright, but it seems to me that if you're a major player, it's not a good idea to let a competitor control your production capacity.

But, the brewing industry is just like every other industry.  Beers come and beers go.  Who remembers Schlitz, Falstaff, or Pearl?

I'm a cat person; have been for 35-ish years. I seem to have a knack for getting most of mine to some seriously ripe old ages. We had to have Ethyl, a little spitfire of a cat, euthanized about 14 months ago at the age of 19 because of kidney failure.

Ethyl was pretty obvious-she stopped eating and couldn't move about, even to get to a litter box in the same room. We knew she was suffering from the disease, but we were doing as much as she would allow to support her. And then she just crashed, and the blood test said "Time, please". As we always do, we brought her home and she's buried with 2 others (Ricky and Fred) off to one side of the back yard.

We're facing this again with our 15 year old Thing. Thing has always been small, particular and a picky eater. She is also a train wreck, one that started in 2012 with a diagnoses of Idiopathic Vestibular Disease. With the help of good veterinary care, we got her past that, but it has poked its head up a time or three since.

For the last 3-4 years, blood tests showed her liver unde...

Chances are her father having been an underworld killer with multiple hits under his belt had an influence. [More]
Unfortunately, the “bright spots” in the darkness that counted most were only coming from one source.

History Repeats Itself

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:06, Tuesday, 13 November

By the law of 1935, not only Jews, but also all political opponents of the Nazi regime, as well as Gypsies and the homeless, were treated as "untrustworthy." [More]
"Untrustworthy"? Like anyone we can make allegations against..?

[Via Felix B]

'Progressivism' in Action

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:39, Tuesday, 13 November

Men burnt alive by mob after false WhatsApp messages accuse them of child kidnap [More]
What? Mobs leaping to illusions and denying due process can result in terrible things happening to reputations and a whole lot more?

What we have to do is clear -- or I should say, not do.

[Via Steve T

Trust Buster

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:30, Tuesday, 13 November

*Shocked* – Having Won NY Senate Reelection, Kirsten Gillibrand No Longer Ruling Out Running For President [More]
That is shocking.

[Via Michael G]

Getting in isn't the Problem

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

It's getting out. [More]

[Via Felix B]

Sister Act

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:21, Tuesday, 13 November

Federal Judge Amy Totenberg stopped the certification of Georgia's election results, effectively taking over as secretary of state of Georgia. She's an Obama appointee and her sister is Nina Totenberg, the NPR reporter who tried to derail Justice Clarence Thomas's confirmation. [More]
It is a big club. But no, you're still not in it.

[Via Michael G]

In Essence?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:32, Tuesday, 13 November

There was nobody more essential to carrying out the promises that Trump made to voters than Jeff Sessions ... And Jeff Sessions has spent a lifetime documenting how unchecked, mass, low-skilled immigration destroys the social fabric of this country. [More]
So how did hanging Trump out to dry help?

UPDATE (of relevance and per Mack H):

What can Brown do for you?

The optics are right. What about the principles?

She knows what's right on unchecked cultural terraforming but defers to past wrong decisions? Should "most libertarian" fill me with confidence on that?

There's One in Every Class

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:00, Tuesday, 13 November

What I Learned About Gun Owners By Becoming One Myself [More]
Apparently not very much if you think "You can’t change anybody’s behavior by threatening them with violence" and " I don’t believe that anybody’s life is more valuable than my own. So I don’t give myself the option of even going near that gun as a way of communication."

[Via Bear]

Lies of Omission?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:15, Tuesday, 13 November

You Didn’t Hear About This Mob Attack in Minnesota [More]
She's right. What's on the "news" are unrelated "altercations."

And that makes fair the question "Why?"

[Via Wynn A

Last Ditch Effort

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Tuesday, 13 November

If you're a Maricopa County early voter, if you vote by mail and either mailed in your ballot or dropped it off, you can make sure it was tallied. [More]

[Via Tristan M]

We, the undersigned, ask that you contribute today to this pro bono GoFundMe effort to help five time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson finance her landmark lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the spying on her computers after she reported honestly but negatively about the federal government and the past presidential administration. [More]
What does what happened to her and the need for individuals to do this tell us about the state of "journalism" as practiced by the DSM?

[Via ...
Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged [More]
So people don't appreciate what's just given to them?


[Via Steve T

Witnesses say Roberson was wearing his uniform, including a hat emblazoned with the word "security," and was holding a firearm he was licensed to carry ... "Everybody was screaming out 'Security!' " Harris told WGN. "And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him." [More]

So why is it black "leaders" overwhelmingly demand a monopoly of violence, where the police they fear are the "only ones" with guns?

*And yeah, it's a real word.

[Via a ton of you]

See for Yourself

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:51, Tuesday, 13 November

Author Gary Kleck debated former Brady Center CEO Paul Helmke about gun laws and self defense at a Soho Forum in New York City. Topics included background checks, printing 3D guns, arming school officials, and large capacity magazine clip bans. [Watch]
I'd mentioned it earlier.

Some things just aren't up for debate as far as I'm concerned. John Parker didn't offer to discuss things.

#LAFS5 – Meet Emily & Cheyenne

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 10:05, Tuesday, 13 November

I’ve posted about Emily Valentine of Style Me Tactical this summer in a favorites post.  Now you get to learn even more about this tacti-fashion blogger for Season 5 of Love at First Shot! Emily is the amateur member of the Team Green and she’s paired with the talented Cheyenne Dalton (a.k.a. my daughter’s shooting hero). Amateur Spotlight: Emily […]

Stan Lee: Dead at 95

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:41, Tuesday, 13 November


Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.

WWI: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:05, Tuesday, 13 November

Above: Cameron Highlanders Regiment, 1914. Below: Cameron Highlanders, 1919.

Kasparov on Socialism

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:09, Tuesday, 13 November


300 Blackout with LAW Tactical and Dolos Take-Down

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Schrombo from Germany continues to deliver another interesting project, this time in 300 Blackout. This project is also an example of how diffe...

Disabled From The Neck Down, Still Slinging Lead

by Miles in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Tuesday, 13 November

In a video posted on the Popular Front Instagram page, a man completely disabled from the neck down is seen shooting an AR15-patterned rifle from a mobile rest. Patrick Bronte was disabled when he was 16 years old in a tragic accident but has continued his involvement in the shooting sports by improvising, adapting, and […]

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Remington Stun Safe Slaughterhouse Gun

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Remington Stun Safe Slaughterhouse Gun (1)During one of the recently ended Rock Island online auctions, there was a rather unique consigned firearm which RIAC also published a video about. This unusual Remington rifle was designed to be used in slaughterhouses. Such guns are known to exist in many variations, however, the Remington Stun Safe is quite interesting in terms of the amount […]

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The major gun safety groups like Brady have done very little to promote a technology approach. … This we “believe” is because of a small group of naïve well-heeled idealists on the left don’t want a safer gun to be the solution to gun violence. The idealists on the left, who supported the New Jersey mandate, and right have prevented a pragmatic solution for a long time.

Ralph Fascitelli
October 31, 2018
A Former Remington Exec Takes On A Challenge: Building A Smart Gun That Can’t Be Hacked
[I don’t think I would be likely to purchase a “smart gun”. I don’t think they will be an good solution to most, or even many, firearms needs and should never be mandated. But I do have a sense of loss that the technology has been indirectly prevented because of crazy politics.

Fascitelli has been president of Washington Ceasefire and I don’t think I have ever said anything nice about him in public before. And that goes back at lea...

CNN Unveils Their New Slogan:

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:17, Tuesday, 13 November


“From ‘The worldwide leader in news’ to ‘This is CNN,’ our taglines have always reflected the core essence of...

Okay, look…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 05:54, Tuesday, 13 November

It’s barely mid-November.

The forecast says at least two more mornings in the teens with slowly-rising afternoon temps. This would be perfectly normal weather for late December. Every morning, first thing after taking care of the more urgent needs of dogs, I write the opening te...


by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Tuesday, 13 November

Like your Ferrari, a halfway decent 1911 needs oil.  Some of them fancy modern plastic jobs can and do run like a hippy from soap with nothing at all in the lube department.

But what say it's the Zombacalypse and you are fresh out of FP-10 Shooters Choice.  And you like to apply the usual 3 drops, every day, before turning in after a hot and dusty work filled day.

What can you use if you are out of branded gun-erl?

I wouldn't hesitate to use 3-in-1 oil.  Or Singer sewing machine oil.

Didn't a gun oil company get busted for re-labeling something like ...

Choosing and Equipping Your First AR-15 Rifle

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:57, Tuesday, 13 November

Written by: Greg Ellifritz



It’s been a week since election day.    I’m glad you survived.

In the last couple decades the gun industry has experienced periods of tim...

A Dunkelweizen and A Smoke

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 06:09, Tuesday, 13 November

We headed over to 1781 Brewery on Sunday afternoon. I was interested in trying the Dunkelweizen I had seen mentioned on their Facebook page. After getting my beer I also checked out the humidor in the brewery picked up a Crowned Heads Le Carema cigar to enjoy as well.

Although the beer in the picture above seems to have a reddish tint with the sun shining through it, the beer was actually dark reddish-brown in color. The flavor profile had a creamy, malt base with a touch of roasted bread. At just 4.7% it was an enjoyable mid-afternoon libation. The rich leather and creamy notes of the smoke made for a ...

Christine Corkell is a Syren ProStaffer who shoots a Syren Tempio Over/Under 12 gauge and also, a Syren L4S 12 gauge semi-automatic. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has been competing in Sporting Clays since 2008 and in Master Class since the fall of 2016, the highest level available in Sporting Clays. She can often be found with her friendly champagne lab, Savannah, and husband, Charlie, at competitions on the Eastern Shore and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Unfortunately, she has been having issues with her eyes and has not been able to shoot since June of 2018, so I asked her some questions about her eye problems and what, if any, solutions she has to continue her shooting in 2019. She’s in her mid-50s and wants other ladies (or men) to know what to do if they experience the same symptoms.

Oh, give it a rest.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:20, Tuesday, 13 November

So, I have an unusual habit when I'm on the road for gun school.

In the hotel room I leave the TV turned on to one of the cable news channels with the volume down at a level where it's audible but non-intrusive. I leave it on while I'm writing or working in Photoshop or reading, and I'll leave it on while I'm sleeping.

Originally I used CNN or CNN Headline News, and it was ostensibly because I wanted to keep tabs on current events while I was on the road.

At some point a few years ago, I started alternating channels on alternating nights: MSNBC Friday night, Fox News on Saturday night, then back to MSNBC, lather, rinse, repeat.

Both networks, of course, shed all pretense of objectivity years ago and now deliver the news with a naked partisan slant: infotainment, or perhaps current events presented as professional wrestling spectacle.

What's interesting is how far they've diverged; it's to the point where it's like I'm getting news reports from parallel universes.

Which is what made this headline funny:


Our nation just witnessed two California tragedies, back-to-back: The mass killing of a dozen party goers at the Borderline country bar, and the Camp Wildfire rapidly marching toward three dozen deaths with hundreds missing.  I’m experiencing a double dose of frustration because I am at a loss to conceive of a solution that guarantees against […]

but the physical damage very often doesn't hit the asshats behind the screwing.

Example: power company wants to clear trees near power lines that are/can be a threat.  Response from idiots:
Some members of the Save the American River Association and the American River Parkway Coalition and others are fighting to stop PG&E from cutting down what they estimate could be 100 cottonwood and oak trees near a major electricity transmission line that runs through the parkway near Discovery Park.
“We do not think that process and planning should be thrown to the wind in a panic over the global problem of dealing with wildfires in California,” the river association’s Betsy Weiland said. “What is the real fire risk here?”
In the current fires, more than 40 dead, huge damage, and the enviroweenies are bitching- again- about doing ANYTHING to help in the future other than getting rid of people.

Also, asshats, your fires are not a 'global problem', other than idiots like you around the globe effing things up.


In (formerly Great)Britain,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:38, Tuesday, 13 November

During the first six months of the year, police recorded 39,332 knife crime offenses -- a 12 percent increase over last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Other violent crimes, including murder and robbery, also increased by double-digit percentages.
The true tally of knife crimes is likely even higher than ONS' figure, given Greater Manchester Police data was excluded by ONS because a review of its figures found they undercounting offenses. If those figures were included, the total of knife or sharp instrument offenses across the U.K. would climb to 41,884.
I'm sure someone will inform us that this isn't that bad because 'at least they aren't using guns!'

And, gee, I wonder why they were undercounting?  And doesn't that sound familiar...

He's suing the school and the female.
A former student who was expelled for sexual misconduct just four days before graduating is suing the University of Chicago for allegedly violating his due process rights.

That the accused student, "John Doe," has chosen to sue his accuser, "Jane Roe," is indicative of the serious, malicious actions he ascribes to her. According to Doe's lawsuit, their relationship was entirely consensual, and Roe did not dispute that. After they broke up, they continued to have sex, and those encounters were all consensual as well. Roe did not allege wrongdoing until her friends—to whom she had trash-talked Doe, and promised to stop seeing her ex—discovered she was still sleeping with him. She then claimed Doe had engaged in nonconsensual sex with her after she had passed out.

It Was Bound to Happen

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:03, Tuesday, 13 November

I’m wondering if Trump will feel complimented, or if he’ll sue the pants off them for brand infringment.

New Jersey’s “Catch and Release”

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Tuesday, 13 November

It was supposed to keep “low-level” criminals out of jail if they can’t afford bail. It wasn’t supposed to free murderers. NJ Bail Reform Strikes Again: Judge Frees Fair Lawn Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Face.

Police were shocked to learn that a Fair Lawn woman charged with attempted murder after authorities said she shot a man in the face was released from jail over the weekend.

Not sure this is what the law intended, or maybe it is just poorly written. But is this a good idea?

In the words of Second City Cop (on Chicago’s situation)

Welcome to the world of Zero Consequences. We hope you enjoy your stay at Ground Zero.

The MSM is Screaming about this story. I found one article that has his off-duty status listed in the headline. This isn’t it. Texas firefighter shot to death during fight after party. Though they at least note that he was off-duty in the first paragraph.

Investigators say a Houston-area homeowner has fatally shot an off-duty firefighter after both attended a party and later got into a physical fight.

Several other stories only get to the “off-duty” fact about halfway, or more, through the story. The only good explanation is that the MSM is trying to paint this as an attack on a firefighter doing his job. It isn’t. (They just can’t stand the idea that a state actor might be answerable to an average citizen for his actions, even while off-duty.)

It’s worse. This off-duty-firefighter-otherwise-known-as-a-Private-Citizen went to someone else’s home – someone he had a disagreement with earlier – apparently with the intent of continuing the disagreement. Things did...

Triggered SJWs Screaming in Three, Two, One…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:05, Tuesday, 13 November

Who wants to take bets on which side of the political spectrum suddenly is not interested in science? Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows.

In the biggest ever study examining differences between the sexes, scientists have concluded that women really are more empathetic while men are more analytical and logical.

Most of that article is behind a pay wall, and like all elements of the Mainstream Media – even the part that isn’t to the Left of Chairman Mao – the are interested in clicks, and sales, and revenue. So it is a little provocative. (But they got me to click!) An article that is not behind a paywall, is perhaps not so over-the-top. Largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits.

The Empathizing-Systemizing theory predicts that women, on average, will score higher than men on tests of empathy, the ability to recognize what anot...

MC58: A USMC Semiauto Trainer 22 for the M14

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 04:00, Tuesday, 13 November

This rifle is being sold at Rock Island on December 2, 2018.

When the USMC adopted the M1 Garand in 1942, they decided they would like to have a new semiautomatic training rifle in .22 rimfire to go along with it. Eugene Reising, working for Harrington & Richardson, promptly produced a semiauto .22 LR version of his military submachine gun to fulfill that role, designated the Model 65. This rifle had a stock and barrel sized to duplicate the handling of the M1, and a nice aperture sight as well. By 1945, between 6,000 and 10,000 had been sold to the military, and total sales would reach about 18,500. After the war, H&R attempted to make the rifle more popular on the commercial market as the Leatherneck, Model 150, and Model 151, but sales were tepid.

In 1958, the USMC contracted for another quantity of the rifles, as they were adopting the M14 at that time. Several minor chan...

POTD: Fire-and-Forget Javelin

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 13 November

In today’s Photos we can see the anti-tank missile of the FGM-148 Javelin being fired in various situations. The system is man-portable and Made in the USA. The user can take cover once the missile has been fired, as the system uses an automatic infrared guidance system instead of a wire-guidance. The Javelin’s HEAT warhead strikes […]

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Red Dot Sights on AKs – Critical View (Part 2)

by Vladimir Onokoy in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 13 November

In the first part of the article, I talked about some general advantages of red dot sights on an AK. I am sure they are obvious for seasoned shooters, but less experienced gun owners might find them useful. In the second part, I want to talk about some of the common problems, available mounting solutions and […]

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